waiting child highlight: CCAI

March 2, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, CCAI, Children Who Wait, special focus 0 Comments

The China Center for Children’s Welfare and Adoption (CCCWA) designates some children as Special Focus. This designation applies when a child has more significant or multiple medical needs and/or is older. It also applies when a child’s file has been available on the shared list for more than 60 days without any agency locking the child’s file. Through the Special Focus program, the CCCWA permits an adoptive family to adopt TWO unrelated children, simultaneously or successively with the same dossier, as long as at least one child is Special Focus. Furthermore, families who have completed a China adoption in the last 12 months may use a copy of that dossier to adopt a Special Focus child. Finally, single female applicants may also be eligible to adopt a Special Focus child. Special Focus children can be matched with a family during any part of the adoption process, even before the complete dossier is logged in with the CCCWA.

The following three waiting children are currently designated as Special Focus.



Dou is a happy little boy born on January 2, 2005. Lately, he has been making very big progress, especially in the area of intelligence. He loves science experiments such as adding dye to water to make it change colors. He enjoys helping and often volunteers to help his teachers. He knows his shapes and colors very well and likes to find them in nature. He can accurately describe things and his language ability is improving. He loves cars! He imitates the sound of the car starting, putting on the throttle and stopping the car! Dou’s file is labeled special focus and he can be matched with a family at any point in the process! Dou is listed with CCAI. For more information contact CCAI.



Kun is a little girl who was found abandoned in December of 2005. The records show that she was born in March 2005. She is just adorable and was diagnosed with poor brain development with an IQ of 18. Kun has very dark hair, light skin and an out-going personality. She is energetic, and loves to talk and laugh. She is a bit shorter than children of a similar age but her four limbs are strong, she walks freely, and goes up and down stairs by herself. She likes to play with blocks and she chooses other toys that she likes. Under the nannies’ patient guidance, she has learned to talk with and smile at teachers and nannies, express her needs, she takes the initiative to say hi to visitors and play games with other little kids. She can help nannies with chores and loves to help others. Although she is not the fastest in thought, she is able to communicate with nannies fluently. She would comfort other kids if they cried by sharing her own toys and she gets along with them well. When her nannies hold other kids she would pull her nannies’ cloth with a little smile. If nannies pick her up, she would give you a huge happy smile. She loves picture books, listening to story-telling and playing with toys, especially car toys. She loves colorful pictures and animal movies. Sometimes she imitates animal actions, which makes everyone laugh out loud. She attends the welfare institute’s Little Sister Program. She can’t count but she can do things in rhythm with other little children for example, Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star and other children’s songs. When she is given food, she will say thank you to the teacher or nanny. She can understand the simple directions given by the teachers or nannies. To find out more about Kun please contact CCAI.



Yan was born in 2006 and has been diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy and developmental delays. Yan was discovered abandoned at the waiting hall of a bus station in April of 2012. When Yan had just entered the institute, she was weak, unable to walk, couldn’t talk, and her eating as well as sleeping were not great. She liked to be held in the nannies’ laps. Now she is receiving therapy at our rehab center and cooperating well with the therapists. The therapists have come up with a three-month plan based on her condition. She is a smart girl so she follows teaching and practices well, and she is making good progress. The therapists also formulated a plan to stimulate her mental development to ensure that she grows both physically and mentally. Now, she is an out-going and cheerful child who loves music, toys, games, and reading books. She loves to talk but her enunciation is not clear. She can manage some simple daily words to communicate with nannies, and she gets along well with the other little children. She is good with her hands and she can fold paper airplanes, pick up small pieces of paper and various toys. She is not able to stand since she cannot straighten her legs. She sits in her wheelchair and special chair to do activities. She is kind and spreads joy to others. She likes to greet strangers when she sees them and under the care of her nannies she is happy every day. For more information contact CCAI.

For more information on any of these children, or for questions about adopting from China, contact the Advocacy Team.

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