finding-a-family_752775884_ipad_04You may recall the piece I wrote nearly 2 years ago about (then) eleven year-old Conner Haines who was developing iOS apps for a children with Cancer, using his skills to help kids with this terrible disease bring their ideas to life.

Now, two years later, it seems that Conner is continuing his altruistic app development aspirations by releasing a new iOS app called Finding A Family. This time around he has developed the app to help support his family as they adopt a little boy from China named Wyatt.

Wyatt is only 2 years old, has Cerebral Palsy and he has been living in a Hospital for almost his entire life. However, thanks to the kind hearts of the Haines family, he will finally have a forever family in time for Christmas this year.

Finding A Family is an interactive children’s eBook that follows a little girl named Ming as she sets off on an adventure to find a family. It is illustrated using simple, colorful, child-friendly graphics and your little ones can help Ming on her journey by tilting the iPad to make her roll. The app conveys a nice message of hope, love and acceptance.

finding-a-family_752775884_ipad_01All of the money that Collin raises from the sale of this 99¢ app will go directly toward the expenses related to bringing Wyatt home to his big new family of eight brothers and sisters.

At this time of year when most kids are creating big lists of stuff they want from Santa, it is great to see a young person who puts the needs of others before himself. Happy Holidays and best of luck to the entire Haines family.

You can read more about the Haines’ adoption visit on their family blog at