aging out child: Tula

September 30, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocacy; older child adoption, advocating, aging-out child, Children Who Wait 4 Comments

Thirteen years. Most of us remember where we were 13 years ago this month. And although some of those memories are still very vivid in our minds, in reality we see 2001 is pretty far in our rear-view mirror. Thirteen years was a long time ago. Now add another 6 months to that. Thirteen years …Read More

aging out child: Jonathon

September 18, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocacy; older child adoption, advocating, aging-out child, Children Who Wait 1 Comments

Jonathon ages out next February and is listed with Wide Horizons. “Jonathan is a sweet and smart boy who is hoping everyday for a family in the United States. Sadly, this wonderful kid only has 6 months to find a family! Under Chinese adoption law Jonathan must be adopted before he turns 14 years old. …Read More

waiting child highlight: older children

July 30, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocacy; older child adoption, advocating, Children Who Wait, Lifeline 0 Comments

Please take a moment to view the older waiting children with Lifeline that are highlighted below. Lifeline has many children waiting to find their forever families. If you would like additional information or have questions regarding any of these children or a child you see on the website here, please contact Annie Hamlin for more …Read More

Find My Family: True

February 28, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocacy; older child adoption, advocating, Children Who Wait, Family Found, girls, shared list 1 Comments

Update: My family has found me! Precious True is 10 years old and is listed as having a spinal deformity. Due to this special need, she is not very tall. She complies with the rules and respect her teachers and nannies. She has good self-care ability, can clean her room and wash her clothes. Usually …Read More

aging-out girls

February 10, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocacy; older child adoption, advocating, aging-out child, Children Who Wait, girls 2 Comments

These girls all have little time left to be chosen and be adopted. Could one of them be your daughter? Meet Tiffany Silk Tiffany Silk’s story is one of heartbreak, in her short life she has already lost two families. Her birth family left her at 2 months old. She was found by a childless …Read More

Waiting child highlight: Urgent Medical Need

January 29, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocacy; older child adoption, advocating, aging-out child, Children Who Wait, Family Found, medical expedite, Small World Adoptions, thalassemia 0 Comments

UPDATE: My family has found me! Kacey is a 13 year old girl from Southern China diagnosed with Thalassemia major. She is described as an obedient girl. She does not talk too much but is very polite. When talking with her, she is a great listener. She is a grateful girl. She likes to make …Read More

Waiting child highlight: shared list

January 10, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocacy; older child adoption, Children Who Wait, shared list, special focus 1 Comments

Meet Ellie Ellie is an amazing little girl born February of 2005. Prior to moving to live with her foster family in January 2009, Ellie was struggling with interacting with her caregivers and peers at her care center due to her vision impairment which affect both of her eyes (atrophy of the right eye, nystagmus …Read More

waiting child highlight: older children

January 8, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocacy; older child adoption, advocating, Children Who Wait, WACAP 0 Comments

This article by Love Without Boundaries explains the great need for older child adoption. Highlighted below are three orphans waiting for a family. Could one of them perhaps be yours? Gideon: Born in March of 2000, Gideon is a very talented athlete. His favorite sport is swimming and he won a medal at the Special …Read More

aging-out children

November 14, 2013 by nohandsbutours advocacy; older child adoption, aging-out child, Children Who Wait 0 Comments

Chinese law forbids adoption after the age of fourteen. The children highlighted below will all lose the chance of having a family by November or December of this year. A family would need to either be very close to having dossier sent to China or already be logged in with China to race to beat …Read More

aging-out children

November 8, 2013 by nohandsbutours advocacy; older child adoption, aging-out child, Children Who Wait 0 Comments

Chinese law forbids adoption after the age of fourteen. The children highlighted below will all lose the chance of having a family by November or December of this year. A family would need to either be very close to having dossier sent to China or already be logged in with China to race to beat …Read More

waiting child highlight: hearing loss

November 6, 2013 by nohandsbutours advocacy; older child adoption, Children Who Wait 3 Comments

Meet Andrew Andrew is a very polite 9 year old who has been living in a wonderful foster home for the past seven months. He is deaf. He communicates with his peers and house nannies by pointing to objects and expressing his needs. He has begun learning sign language 3 times a week with an …Read More

waiting child spotlight: focus on thalassemia

November 2, 2013 by nohandsbutours advocacy; older child adoption, Children Who Wait, thalassemia 3 Comments

Thalassemia is a genetic disease prevalent in Southern China. It is characterized by chronic anemia, which at its most severe form is treated by regular blood transfusions. Children with Thalassemia may also receive a daily medication to rid their body of excess iron. Children with Thalassemia are bright, joyful, and a delightful addition to any …Read More

aging-out children

October 29, 2013 by nohandsbutours advocacy; older child adoption, Children Who Wait 0 Comments

Chinese law forbids adoption after the age of fourteen. The children highlighted below will all lose the chance of having a family by November or December of this year. A family would need to either be very close to having dossier sent to China or already be logged in with China to race to beat …Read More

waiting child highlight: Madison

October 26, 2013 by nohandsbutours advocacy; older child adoption, Children Who Wait, Madison 0 Comments

Brittany Brittany is eleven years old and described as very bright. She is an excellent student who loves to learn. She is fond of drawing, listening to music, playing with puzzles, watching cartoons and reading. Her favorite toys are Barbie dolls. She has Cerebral Palsy, anemia, and uses a wheelchair for transportation. She gets along …Read More

aging-out children

October 18, 2013 by nohandsbutours advocacy; older child adoption, aging-out child, Children Who Wait 1 Comments

Chinese law forbids adoption after the age of fourteen. The children highlighted below will all lose the chance of having a family by November or December of this year. A family would need to either be very close to having dossier sent to China or already be logged in with China to race to beat …Read More

Who Are You Waiting For?

December 6, 2011 by nohandsbutours advocacy; complex heart defects, advocacy; older child adoption, complex heart defect, Wife of the Prez 0 Comments

Are you waiting for a referral? Are you waiting in the Waiting Child (SN) program or the traditional (NSN) program? Are you waiting for what seems like years? Or perhaps you have been waiting for years?Do you know who you are waiting for? A daughter younger than two years old perhaps? Or maybe she could …Read More

Madison – Camp Rabbit 2

May 16, 2011 by nohandsbutours advocacy; older child adoption, Madison 0 Comments

News from Sara Lang at Madison Adoption Associates – Camp Rabbit 2 is underway… Aleda, Diana, Lydia, and our volunteer doctor, Bonnie, are on their way to the Philadelphia Airport to begin the Journey of Hope that will be Camp Rabbit 2! Madison Adoption Associates will be meeting a wonderful group of children in Baoan, …Read More

The Care and Keeping of the Broken Heart

January 25, 2011 by nohandsbutours advocacy; older child adoption, albinism 0 Comments

Cross posted from my blog. There are photos of the hair transformation and products used, there. I tried to post them here, but had issues. I planned a different blog today. I planned to write about the care and keeping of Cheeky’s hair. We’ve had issues, you see. Food in the hair issues. Marker in …Read More

What a Difference…

December 15, 2010 by nohandsbutours advocacy; older child adoption 0 Comments

There is nothing like looking at “before” and “after” pictures to see the difference a family makes. One year ago today, I wrote my post for NHBO from China.  I had just met {the day before} our 10th treasure  – Jubilee Promise!  Yesterday as I was looking at pictures from that day one year ago, …Read More

Slipped through the cracks

July 29, 2010 by nohandsbutours advocacy; older child adoption, guest post 4 Comments

…but always in the hands of the Father. I’m talking about our son, Kooper. Nine months ago we met him for the first time. In April when we received his referral, we wondered why this 13 year old boy had to wait so long for a family to call his own. Little did we know, …Read More

I'll Say It

June 12, 2010 by nohandsbutours advocacy; older child adoption, Wife of the Prez 17 Comments

This post is one that has been brewing, stewing, soaking … whatever you want to call it … in my head for a LONG time. I just read the latest update on our agency’s blog. Here is an excerpt: The current wait time from LID to referral is 50-51 months with a trend of increasing …Read More