Advocate For Charissa

Meet Charissa

This is Charissa. She’s an amazing young lady who acts as a wise counselor to her friends. She is kind, clever, determined and very funny. Her kindness was evidenced in the way she would help to take care of her younger siblings while at Shepherd’s Field. She has a mischievous streak, too, and likes to joke and tease others in a good-natured way. Our sweet young diva also enjoys having her nails painted and makeup applied to her already beautiful face.

Charissa blossomed into quite the young lady over the summer. She worked hard in her vocational classes and occupational therapy sessions, and learned much about the importance of personal care and hygiene. In OT, she learned how to dress herself using adaptive techniques. As a finale of sorts, we took Charissa shopping and she showed off her skills at working within a budget and making small purchases on her own. She did great!

Charissa is hard-working and if provided with the right tools, she could no doubt live independently when she gets older, attend college, and one day thrive in an occupation. She has said that she aspires to be an artist when she grows up, and it would be her dream come true to have a forever family to love her and support her in her endeavors.

The not-so-good news right now is that Charissa turned 13 last August, and when she reaches 14, she will no longer be eligible for adoption under China’s adoption laws. The GREAT news, however, is that Charissa is eligible for a generous $10,000 adoption grant through Reece’s Rainbow, as well as a $3000 agency grant through Hawaii International Child Adoption Agency, and another private grant of $1000. Please help us as we race against time for our precious girl. Join us in prayer and share Charissa’s story and photos to help us find her Forever Family!

For more information about Charissa, please contact us.


这是卡丽莎,一位出色的女孩,在她的小朋友们中总扮演着像一个智慧的辅导员的角色。没有什么事可以阻挡这个意志坚强的女孩。卡丽莎从小就想成为一位艺术家。她需要永久的家人们来爱她和支持她的梦想。卡丽莎在今年八月已满13岁,而根据国家收养法律规定,到了14岁的她将不能被收养了。所以请帮助我们分享卡丽莎的故事和照片,让我们一起为她找到永久的家人!卡丽莎同时也符合Reece’s Rainbow协会慷慨给予的领养资助。