ASIA has 31 children who still wait through their Hope Journey…
Updated August 3, 2010
Waiting Child, Cherry – has a $1500 grant associated with her adoption!
Cherry is a sweet and sensitive 9 year old girl with repaired cleft lip and palate. She is a talented artist and also very bright, although she does need some help with her speech due to her repaired cleft palate. Cherry is outgoing and has many friends at the institute. She has also seen many of her friends get adopted and also very much wants a family of her own who will love her for the person she is. Cherry loves to wear beautiful clothes and costumes, but also loves playing at the playground and being active. She is a talented dancer and was in many of the performances. She knows a lot of Chinese characters and can recite poems, count numerals and recite stories. Cherry has a nanny at the institute that she is extremely close to and who provides her with unconditional love and stability. She would make a great addition to the right family!
Waiting Child, Clive – has found his family!
Clive is a six year old boy with developmental delays. He is active and bright and has earned the nickname of little doctor because he puts on glasses with serious expressions. He likes singing and dancing and moving to the rhythm of the music. He can count, understands concepts such as big and small, many and few, and can answer questions. He can draw and memorize stories after they are read to him a few times. His teachers say that he is cute and obedient and has made great strides in his language and thinking abilities.
Waiting Child, Wade
Wade is a 7 year old boy who is deaf. He is a good student who always has a smile on his face. He is tenacious, careful, patient and has a strong personality. He gets along well with his peers and is persistent and sensible. He participates in special education to learn sign language.
Waiting Child, Dani – has found her family!
Dani is a beautiful 6 year old girl who is deaf. Her special need does not prevent her from seeking out interaction and communication. She is fairly new to learning sign language but is not afraid to communicate with new people. She likes to be involved in group activities and is fairly outgoing. She is a happy girl with an interest in learning. Her nannies desperately want her to have a family and a wonderful life.
Waiting Child, Joel
Joel is a 5 year old boy with postoperative congenital heart disease and hypospadias. Joel is a very outgoing and energetic little boy! He makes good eye contact and is very curious and into everything. He can express simple ideas and follow directions and always has a smile on his face. He can jump, stand on one foot and draw a person. He likes to sing and play games and be active. His special needs do not slow him down and he is very interested in interacting with people.
Waiting Child, Kerry
Kerry is a 7 year old boy with crossed eyes. He is said to be outgoing and polite and likes singing, dancing, and is very artistic. He expresses his thoughts and ideas completely and is a good communicator. He can read simple children’s songs and poems and understand the meaning. He is a quick learner with a good memory. He can write his name and some simple characters and has good physical ability.
Waiting Child, Gavin
Gavin is a 6 year old boy with club feet. He is polite, active, outgoing and bright. He seems to be a very happy little boy. He is extroverted and greets people when he meets them. He likes writing Chinese characters, drawing and reading. He is a very good student.
Waiting Child, Jack – has found his family!
Jack is a 6 year old boy with postoperative cleft lip and palate. He is shy, but kind and friendly and gets along well with other children. He is active and likes to help others. He can jump, do paper foldings and sing simple children’s songs and poems.
Waiting Child, Parker
Parker is a 10 year old healthy boy. He is somewhat introverted, but likes to draw, paint and play football. He can do addition, subtraction and some geometry. He lives in a foster family and can help do chores and take care of his younger sister.
Waiting Child, Lisa
Lisa is a sweet 6 year old girl with minor cerebral palsy. Her special need doesn’t stop her from doing much! She keeps up with the other children quite well. In fact, at the camp, she memorized a poem and recited it herself and did a dance without coaching. Her mental and physical development is normal. Her speech is not completely clear, but she has normal intelligence. She is able to read simple children’s songs and poems, can recognize big and small, shapes, and colors and can count to 20. She can write her name, walk, jump, kick and squat, stand on one foot and go up and down the stairs. She is a bit introverted, but likes to help younger children.
Waiting Child, Edward
Edward is a 6 year old boy with postoperative cleft lip and palate, and possible hepatitis B. He is an obedient child and likes to help his nannies. He can recite children’s songs and gets along with other children. He is a bit shy and does not like to talk forwardly. He can jump, fold airplanes and cut paper.
Waiting Child, Gene
Gene is a 6 year old boy with male hermaphrodism. He likes to sing children’s songs and is a curious boy who asks lots of questions. He is often praised by his teachers. He is active and extroverted and is close to his caretakers. He is happy to sing for people, especially when he gets praise for it. He can take care of his daily living needs, like putting on his shoes and clothes.
Waiting Child, Sam – has found his family!
Sam is a sweet 5 year old boy with a limb difference. He is active, energetic, bright and lovely. He likes playing ball and toys with sounds. He has developed close relationships with his caregivers. Jared is able to walk, but because of his limb difference, he gets tired. He wears an orthopedic shoe to help him.
Waiting child, Chrissy
Chrissy is a 6 year old girl with androgeny and possible Hepatitis B. She is friendly, sweet, obedient, smart and lovely. She likes to play on the playground and gets along well with the other children. She can try to ‘shoot hoops” and do the hula hoop. She can recite children’s poems, knows her numbers from 1 to 100 and dances. She can take care of her daily living needs and can ride a tricycle. She is a good girl and likes to help others. Her teachers describe her as always being very feminine.
Waiting Child, Heather
Heather is an 8 year old girl with a hearing dysfunction and some developmental delays. She is cute and clever and likes to take care of the younger children. She enjoys playing at the playground and has developed close relationships with her caregivers. At the age of 7 years old, Heather was given a hearing aid and began to imitate speech. She is able to hear loud sounds and is learning to talk and increase her vocabulary. She is making great strides.
Waiting Child, Jimmy
Jimmy is a 6 year old boy with facial paralysis and deformed auricles on both sides. He is an adorable, competent and confident boy. He is active, cute and an extrovert. He participates in a dance group, is intelligent and gets along well with his peers. He likes outdoor activities and games. He can write simple characters and is learning some English. He is well liked at the institute.
Waiting Child, Harley
Harley is an 11 year old boy with some developmental delays. He is a kindhearted and outgoing boy who loves outdoor activities and playing with other children. He enjoys dancing and martial arts and is very confident when he performs. After moving to a different school at the center, he was able to catch up and is now able to speak English, express his needs and communicate with others freely. He is a polite and sensitive boy.
Waiting child, Anna
Anna is a 7 year old girl with some developmental delays, but is otherwise healthy. She is a sweet and outgoing girl who loves to be active! She is clever and likes helping others, including the younger kids at the orphanage. She loves to wear beautiful clothes and has good language skills. She has made great strides at the education center. At the Hope Journey camp, Anna came running up to me and jumped in my arms. She is very much an extrovert and seeks out interaction with others.
Waiting Child, Shawn
Shawn is a 3 ½ year old boy who has an arachnoid cyst and post-operative intusseption. Shawn is an adorable boy and an orphanage favorite! He is often taken home by the nannies at night because they love him so much. They express how smart and responsive he is, active and lovely. He captures everyone’s attention and is loved by everyone. The children all like to play with him as well. He can walk, feed himself and identifies his body parts and colors.
Waiting Child, Harold
Harold is a 10 year old boy who has hepatitis B. He is so sweet, sensitive and talented. At the Hope Journey Camp he played a cucurbit flute beautifully and then got a big hug from Barack Obama’s half brother and his cheeks turned bright red! He is polite, yet shy when he meets new people. Harold loves to sing and dance. He can read poetry and express its meaning and can take care of his daily living tasks.
Waiting Child, CJ
CJ is a 7 year old boy with repaired cleft lip and palate and hexadactyly of his hands and feet. CJ is clever, smart and cute! He has received surgery to repair his special needs and is receiving help to clarify his speech. He is a curious little boy and enjoyed the group activities at the Hope Journey camp.
Waiting Child, Michael
Michael is a 5 year old boy whose special need is sequelae of intracranial hemorrhage. His IQ and development appear to be normal for his age. He is an adorable little boy who gets along with the other children quite well. He is active, outgoing and loves his foster family. He is strong and coordinated. He is able to skip, feed himself, express himself accurately and take care of his daily living needs. Michael is able to make choices for himself, such as choosing what he would like to eat.
Waiting Child, Fabian
Fabian is a healthy 9 year old boy. He is shy in large group settings, but is very responsive individually. He loves to run and at 7 years old learned how to play football and loved it! He also enjoys reading, drawing and is able to do addition and subtraction. Fabian very much wants a family to adopt him and is open to living abroad.
Waiting Child, Warner
Warner is an 8 year old boy whose special need was repaired. He had anaplasty of his left renal pelvis and ureter. He is an outgoing, honest and sincere boy. He likes to sing and dance and is active in school. He is clever and expressive and can describe in detail what he has experienced.
Waiting Child, Quentin
Quentin is a 12 year old boy with Tetrallogy of Fallot and has had one surgery to repair it. Quentin desperately wants a family of his own. He is outgoing, sweet and talented. At the Hope Journey camp, he seemed to genuinely have fun in all of the group activities and was great helping out the other children. He led a song, played an African drum beautifully and also recited a poem he wrote himself that was about spring. He made beautiful analogies and seemed very expressive and enthusiastic. He also never missed an opportunity to pose for a picture. He likes to play games and enjoys learning, especially about science. He also likes football.
Waiting Child, Lilah
Lilah is a 7 year old girl with softening focus of the left cerebral hemisphere. She is an elegant and shy little girl who is oftening serious, but when she smiles she lights up a room! She gets along well with other children and her teachers and caretakers. She studies hard to learn children’s songs, counting and stories, but it is more difficult for her than for other children her age. She is loved by her nannies and they all hope that she has a wonderful future with a family. She likes to play games and learn the same things as other children her age. She uses both her right and left hands accomplish daily living tasks.
Waiting Child, Mark
Mark is an adorable 6 year old boy with treated hydrocephalus, but don’t let his special need scare you! He has a shunt and functions normally. He doesn’t have any of the symptoms associated with hydrocephalus. He dances and sings beautifully! In fact, Mark was chosen to be in the majority of performances at the Hope Journey camp, including the honored Lion Dance! He is smart and talented and gets along well with other children. He is good at expressing himself and is very sensible. He is a good student and his teacher says he has a natural musical ability.
Waiting Child, Peter
Peter is an 8 year old boy with repaired imperforate anus, a hearing deficit and some scars on his abdomen. Peter is a smart and talented young boy! He even received a solo performance in the honored Lion dance during closing ceremonies of the Hope Journey camp! He is described by his friends as a very sweet boy who helps take care of the disabled children at the institute. He is outgoing and bright and likes to read. He likes playing games with his peers, including ball and skipping rope and always greets his peers with a sweet smile. He is able to count, write and draw. His vocabulary isn’t as large as his peers because he just received hearing aids 4 years ago and is still working on his vocabulary.
Waiting Child, Bo
Bo is an 8 year old boy with postoperative funicular hydrocele and some mild developmental delays. Bo is an active and intelligent boy, although he is shy in new environments. People that know him say he is smart and talented at drawing, which he showed off at the Hope Journey camp.
Waiting Child, Thomas
Thomas is an 8 year old boy who has postoperative pseudo-hermaphrodism of Male. Thomas is bright, active, energetic and an extrovert. He likes to entertain other kids. He is very curious and always eager for an adventure. His favorite subjects in school are Chinese and art. His dream is to drive a big, red car and he very much wants a family.
Waiting Child, Henry
Henry is a 7 year old boy with ear deformities. Henry is clever and lovely and gets along well with the other children at the institute. He had an operation and now his speech and hearing are progressing. He loves to listen to music and wants to be a police officer when he grows up. He also wants to be adopted. He is very responsive non-verbally and had a lot of fun dancing and doing group activities during the Hope Journey camp.
Waiting Child, Jeremy
Jeremy is a 4 year old boy with developmental delays. He was very shy and focused on what he was doing at the Hope Journey camp. He has a strong personality and can be stubborn at times. He is also lovely and generous. His expressive language skills are behind his peers. Jeremy loves to dance and move to music. He participates in special education.
For more information on any of these children, please contact:
Marci Siegel-Kittrell, MSW
Director of Social Services
Associated Services for International Adoption
215 SW Hooker St. #100
Portland, OR 97201