Travel Alert issued by the US Department of State

September 29, 2009 by nohandsbutours 0 Comments

Seems that precautionary measures might pick up in China as the winter approaches in order to slow the transmission of the H1N1 virus.

Although situations where Americans have been quarantined have diminished since September, those numbers might rise again as we head into the winter months.

The US Department of State warns travelers that children being separated from their parents as well as children being given medications without parental consent are both possibilities. Everyone planning to travel to China in the coming months, but especially those traveling with children, should be advised to do their research.

Read the Travel Alert (dated September 25th) here.

A Helping Hand

September 26, 2009 by nohandsbutours 0 Comments

A Helping Hand Adoption Agency has updated their current list of waiting children.
Additionally, they are participating in the CCAA’s “Trip of Hope” program. Read more here.

For more information, contact:
Dana Woods:

New Protocol for TB Testing

September 22, 2009 by nohandsbutours 0 Comments

There is newly released protocol for TB testing, dated September 18, 2009.
It applies to children age 10 and younger.
Visit here for more info.

story in LA Times

September 20, 2009 by nohandsbutours 2 Comments

Chinese babies stolen by officials for foreign adoption
By Barbara Demick ::

September 20, 2009

The man from family planning liked to prowl around the mountaintop village, looking for diapers on clotheslines and listening for the cry of a hungry newborn. One day in the spring of 2004, he presented himself at Yang Shuiying’s doorstep and commanded: “Bring out the baby.”

Read more….

HTS news

August 22, 2009 by nohandsbutours 3 Comments

Amazing news from Half The Sky…

they have received special permission from CCAA and are seeking very special homes for three very special girls with very complex heart conditions.

Read more here.

New list posted

July 24, 2009 by nohandsbutours 0 Comments

AAI (Adoption Advocates International) has a new list posted on the Children Who Wait page!

"Portrait of a Family"

May 24, 2009 by nohandsbutours 0 Comments

Click here to watch an incredibly sweet video about a family that adopted a boy from China. And not a minute too soon.

Homeland's XingFu Program

April 14, 2009 by nohandsbutours 0 Comments

Homeland Adoption Services has just received an invitation to place a large number of waiting children from Shanghai. Homeland’s clinical director, Nancy Reffsin, will be traveling there in a few weeks to see the children and gather information. Once she returns, the matching will begin.

Families who wish to be considered for the children must have a home study completed, and be ready to submit a dossier within 90 days.

Anyone wishing to receive an info pack and application should send an email to: or call Pam Thomas at 845-727-0500.

HAS is Hague accredited through the Council on Accreditation, a member of Joint Council on International Children’s Services, RESOLVE and NYSCCCC.