Just as a matter of observation, children who need families and have a good photo accompanying some personal information (even limited information) on an advocacy site such as Reece’s Rainbow fare better than children with a poor photo.
For better or for worse, having a decent photo of a child endears the child a bit more to those who would consider advocating, donating or adopting him/her. But a good photo is hard to come by. I mean, this was Paul’s photo:
I love a boy in hot pink with his tongue sticking out. Not. And this was the one they had on file, that we got to see when we received his referral:
The poor kid.
Sometimes we who are sneaky go looking for kids on advocacy sites from their own countries. And occasionally we find who we believe to be the same child, but with a new or better photo!
So take a look at little Rhys:
Not the best pic. But a little looking around turned up a little boy, in the same country, born the same year, who happens to look a lot like him:
Those eyebrows are pretty distinctive, and are what sold me on it. But the nose, ears, lips, light hair and chubby arms make quite the case that we’re looking at the same boy.
We can’t definitively say that this kiddo is Rhys, but they sure do look alike, don’t they?