In the US, five years old means kindergarten. It means being a big boy. It means big boy clothes instead of toddler clothes.
For Meade, five years old means something more profound... a better chance at adoption.
I mentioned a few days ago that in one Eastern European country, children weren't available for international adoption until five. Meade, like Jenny, has HIV, and so he wasn't available to be adopted internationally until his fifth birthday, sometime last month.
Children with HIV are sometimes adopted in his country, but with the option of being adopted internationally, Meade has that much more chance of a family of his own. Maybe you could be his mom?