find my family: Layla

February 4, 2016 by nohandsbutours Family Found 0 Comments

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Layla was born July of 2014. She is described as an extroverted little girl who likes playing with mirrors, and being held by her nanny. Though her development is behind compared to other children, she can babble and say “mama,” and will clap her hands in greeting! As of December she was crawling and standing …Read More

find my family: Pendalyn

January 4, 2016 by nohandsbutours Family Found 0 Comments


Meet Pendalyn who was born in November of 2002. She was found in a railway station just a few days after birth and taken to a local Social Welfare Institute (SWI). At about six months of age, her caregivers noticed that she didn’t respond to sounds as readily as she should have. She was taken …Read More

Host Child Highlight: Long

December 26, 2015 by nohandsbutours Family Found 1 Comments

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Long is a healthy, 11 year old boy from the south of China. He is participating in a hosting program this winter through Great Wall China Adoptions and is currently living with a host family in Kentucky until mid January. The family has enjoyed spending time with this amazing boy! He enjoys building with blocks …Read More

Beyond Adoption: The Advocate

December 20, 2015 by nohandsbutours Advocacy, Beyond Adoption, December 2015 Feature - Beyond Adoption, Liberty, other ways to care for the orphan 1 Comments


Advocate is a powerful word. It carries so much meaning in its 8 little letters. Merriam-Webster’s definition: 1. one that pleads the cause of another 2. one that defends or maintains a cause 3. one that supports or promotes the interests of another This definition sure sounds mighty familiar. It seems as if Mr. Webster might …Read More

Aging Out Child: Wallace

December 14, 2015 by nohandsbutours aging-out child, Children Who Wait 0 Comments

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Wallace, born November 2002, is an introverted boy who likes to sit and immerse himself in his thoughts sometimes, but will also play with the other kids. He will age out of the China Adoption program when he turns 14 years old this coming November. He is attending school and completes his homework on time. …Read More

Aging Out Child: Henry

December 12, 2015 by nohandsbutours aging-out child, Children Who Wait 1 Comments

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Henry, born July 2003, is a shy and handsome boy, who came to the orphanage at four years old and has adjusted very well! When he turns 14 years old in July of 2017 he will no longer be available for adoption and will have aged out of the system. Read this article by Love …Read More

Beyond Adoption: What Advocacy Can Do

December 9, 2015 by nohandsbutours Advocacy, Blood Conditions, December 2015 Feature - Beyond Adoption, disruption, other ways to care for the orphan, thalassemia 3 Comments


Our precious son, Mac, came to us through the advocating of many and the mission field of No Hands But Ours. But it begins in an unlikely way….it begins with a disruption. A painful, gut-wrenching, heartbreaking disruption. It is actually impossible to tell Mac’s story without first telling about the disruption. I had never considered …Read More

Aging Out Child: Lucy

December 8, 2015 by nohandsbutours aging-out child, Children Who Wait 0 Comments

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Lucy was born in December of 2002 and is described as an introverted child, who enjoys listening to music and watching cartoons. Though she sometimes struggles to express herself in front of other people, she is polite and kind. She often takes care of younger children and is a loving big sister. She is able …Read More

Aging Out Child: Thomas

December 5, 2015 by nohandsbutours aging-out child, Family Found 0 Comments

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Thomas, born July 2002, is a tall, handsome boy, who gets along well with others and his polite to his teachers. He will age out this coming July at which time he will no longer be eligible for adoption. He’s very athletic, and there is video in his file of him shooting basketball and practicing …Read More

Appointed One

November 22, 2015 by nohandsbutours Family Found 0 Comments


“I will give you treasures hidden in the darkness – secret riches. I will do this so you may know that I am the Lord, the God of Israel, the one who calls you by name.” Isaiah 45:3 In a crib, in an orphanage, halfway around the world, sits a boy. He’s easy to miss, …Read More

Waiting for a Family: Eugene and Lile

November 14, 2015 by nohandsbutours Advocacy, Children Who Wait 0 Comments


Andrea Olson is Executive Director of Little Hearts Medical and a five time adoptive mother. She traveled to Beijing recently to assist with Holt International Children’s Services’ Ambassador Program, where she was partnered with two beautiful boys born with complex CHD and in need of adoption. ………………. Hello everyone! I just recently returned from Beijing …Read More

Siblings: Haden and Hazel

November 8, 2015 by nohandsbutours Family Found 1 Comments


“Haden” (12yrs) and “Hazel” (11yrs) are biological siblings who need to find their forever family. Haden enjoys making and designing things, tools and gadgets, and is quick to smile. Here is a picture of Haden writing and drawing – He took a book and added pictures to the story. He also built the toothpick house …Read More

Waiting Child Highlight: Six Cuties With AAC

October 24, 2015 by nohandsbutours Advocacy, Children Who Wait 0 Comments


Today we are sharing six little ones with Down syndrome who need forever families. If you are considering adopting a child with Down syndrome, and even if not, we hope you’ll take a minute to read this excellent post. Down syndrome is largely misunderstood and because October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month, it’s the perfect …Read More

Find My Family: Katelyn

October 22, 2015 by nohandsbutours Family Found 0 Comments


Katelyn is a precious little girl who is waiting for a family of her very own. She is now 2 years old. She has several medical needs including CHD and orthopedic issues. Her orphanage and agency are waiting on genetic testing to rule out a possible genetic condition. She is designated to Gladney. She is …Read More

Waiting Child Highlight: Savannah

October 16, 2015 by nohandsbutours Family Found 0 Comments


Savannah is a little girl with a huge, sparkling personality! She is full of life and has such a beautiful smile! The words we wrote to describe her were things like “outgoing, spunky, super friendly, curious, independent.” She is designated to Gladney Adoptions. Savannah is 7 years old and she has dwarfism. She knows her …Read More

find my family: Wesley

October 4, 2015 by nohandsbutours Family Found 1 Comments


This precious child is Wesley who was born October of 2014 and has postoperative hydrocephalus. He had surgery in January of 2015 where they put a shunt in his brain to help his hydrocephalus and since then he has been a very active little guy! Wesley loves to laugh, watch the people around him, and …Read More

Precious Little Thomas

October 2, 2015 by nohandsbutours Family Found 0 Comments


Precious little Thomas was born in August of 2014 and was admitted into the institute in September of 2014. The physical exam at admission showed syphilis RPR test to be positive and HIV to be weak positive. The doctors think that these were brought from his birth mother. In May of 2015, the RPR test …Read More

A Family for Allen

September 28, 2015 by nohandsbutours Family Found 0 Comments


Would you look at this sweet face!! This is little Allen who was born in March of 2009. He was admitted into the institute at 2 years of age. His special need is delayed language development. He was very quiet and did not talk much at all when he first entered the CWI and the …Read More

find my family: Benjamin

September 26, 2015 by nohandsbutours Family Found 2 Comments


Benjamin is 12 years old and is deaf, he is described as a charming extrovert with many friends, and a great student, well loved by his teachers and is fluent in Chinese sign language. Please prayerfully consider giving this young man a forever family. Contact All God’s Children International for more information. He is an …Read More

Looking for my family: Luca

September 24, 2015 by nohandsbutours Family Found 0 Comments


Luca was born in September 2012 with complex heart disease. His referral file mentions: dextrocardia, complete TGA, ASD, right aortic arch, bidirectional atrial shunt, tricuspid and pulmonary regurgitation, and pulmonary hypertension. His file does not indicate that he has received any surgical interventions. While this certainly is a medical mouthful – it does not define …Read More

Find my Family: Judy

September 18, 2015 by nohandsbutours Family Found 0 Comments


Judy is a super sweet six year old little girl who was found near a hospital when she was only one week old. She was born with anal atresia, which was surgically corrected when she was three weeks old and she now has complete bowel and bladder control. She was initially diagnosed with a congenital …Read More

Waiting for Angel

September 8, 2015 by nohandsbutours Family Found 1 Comments


This is little ‘Angel’ who is one and a half years old. Angel was born blind, but has no other known special needs. Since being moved to a private run foster home in July, 2015 she has taken off in her development, and her personality has blossomed. She has learned to sit up, play independently …Read More

Sadey Joy

September 4, 2015 by nohandsbutours Family Found 0 Comments

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Sadey Joy was given the advocacy name she was because she radiates joy from every one of her pictures. Sadey Joy was born in approximately February 2013. She was found in front of the local community hospital at the age of approximately 18 months old. Sadey Joy was found to be underweight and was diagnosed …Read More

Belinda Waits for Her Family

August 30, 2015 by nohandsbutours Family Found 0 Comments


Belinda is a BEAUTIFUL little girl (Born January 2008) with pink rosebud lips and wispy hair. She gets along well with other children and has a quiet, gentle personality. She especially enjoys playing with other children her age. Her caregivers report that she is very sharp! She is able to count, name colors and shapes, …Read More

Find My Family: Aspen

August 28, 2015 by nohandsbutours Family Found 0 Comments


Aspen is an adorable one year old who has deformity of both legs. He is part of our orphanage partnership program. His left leg seems to more affected than his right leg. His file also reports some mild heart conditions. Aspen can stand holding onto something (as you can see in his recent video) and …Read More

Aging Out: Sophie

August 26, 2015 by nohandsbutours Family Found 0 Comments


Beautiful Sophie was born in February 2002 according to parts of her file. This makes her 13 years old already and she will age out next February. Other parts of her file indicate a date that is two years younger. She needs a family who is willing to rush to her before she ages out, …Read More

find my family: Paxton

August 22, 2015 by nohandsbutours Family Found 0 Comments

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I’m so lucky to get to introduce you to Paxton! He was born August of 2012. Paxton has been diagnosed with Osteogenesis Imperfecta, otherwise known as Brittle Bone Disease. Paxton was abandoned outside of a local police station. He was estimated to be six months old. He was taken to the local Social Welfare Institute …Read More

HIV Positive and Waiting for a Family

August 18, 2015 by nohandsbutours Family Found 0 Comments


Today we are sharing four children who are waiting to be adopted. All four of them have tested HIV positive. They all need a family. Please visit this page to learn more about adopting a child with HIV and read stories of famiiies who have Due to the sensitivity of this special need we are …Read More

waiting for a family: Bryce

August 14, 2015 by nohandsbutours Family Found 0 Comments


Bryce is a handsome boy who recently turned 11 years old. He came into care when he was a few months old; a healthy, happy baby boy who was missing his left forearm. Bryce reached his developmental milestones on time, and is a very smart and talented boy. He started school in 2009 and this …Read More

Urgent Medical Need: Charlie

August 12, 2015 by nohandsbutours Family Found 0 Comments


This sweet little guy’s name is Charlie and he is 3 years old. His special need is listed as thalassemia. Charlie is described as being a very happy kiddo! His caretakers have said that he has good mental and physical development and that he has learned to do many things on his own. He is …Read More

Find My Family: Joel

August 8, 2015 by nohandsbutours Family Found 0 Comments


Goodness gracious! We have the sweetest little fellow to share with you today! You ready for this? Joel is a sweet loving little boy who is five years old and is currently listed with CCAI. He loves to play with other children and he loves hugs when he sees someone he is familiar with. According …Read More

Waiting to Be Chosen: Jenny

July 26, 2015 by nohandsbutours Family Found 0 Comments


Is this precious little one your daughter? Jenny is simply adorable and has waited far too long for her family. Her orphanage fee has been waived and she has a growing grant on Reece’s Rainbow.  Jenny, born March 2008, is a cutie with a big smile from a well-run orphanage. Her update says she is sociable, easy going, …Read More

Waiting to be Chosen: Hamilton

July 20, 2015 by nohandsbutours Family Found 0 Comments


Hamilton was born February of 2012 and is a smart little boy with a bright smile, who doesn’t let anything slow him down! He is diagnosed with arthrogryposis which mainly affects his arms, so he uses his toes for many things, like playing the keyboard or holding his bottle. In a recent update it shows …Read More

find my family: Hank

July 12, 2015 by nohandsbutours Family Found 0 Comments

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Oh my goodness, oh my goodness! I could eat this little guy up, he is so precious! Hank is a “sunny and active” 5 year old boy with a ready smile. He loves playing with other children, singing and listening to music, and watching cartoons. He knows the names of everyday items, can count, communicate …Read More

Urgent Medical Need: Kenneth

July 4, 2015 by nohandsbutours Family Found 2 Comments


Kenneth is such a sweet and responsible 8-year-old boy! WACAP staff met him at a recent Journey of Hope Camp and were so impressed by him even though he was nervous meeting a foreigner for the first time. Kenneth was found when he was 6 months old, and he currently lives with a foster family …Read More

find my family: Lenny

June 30, 2015 by nohandsbutours Family Found 0 Comments


Precious little Lenny is 1 year old and is listed as a special focus file with Small World Adoptions. His special need is postoperative CHD. Lenny is a handsome little boy! When his caregivers speak to him he will smile and laugh! He can hold his own bottle and feed himself a biscuit without help. …Read More

Maddox Waits

June 24, 2015 by nohandsbutours Family Found 0 Comments

Meet Maddox who waits for a family of his very own. Six year old Maddox. Look how cute and sweet he is. Maddox is newly listed with Madison Adoption Associates. Not only is Maddox super handsome, but his caretakers describe him as smart and lovely. He was abandoned at about 3 years of age and …Read More

find my family: Lia

June 18, 2015 by nohandsbutours Family Found 0 Comments


Beautiful, adorable Lia is listed with Lifeline Children’s Services. Adorable Lia is 5 1/2 years old, and is listed as special focus. Her special needs are listed as cleft palate, post-operative cleft lip, post-operative CHD, atrophy of right lower limbs, post center shunt. Lia is an absolutely precious little girl. Her caretakers describe her as …Read More

find my family: Hadley

June 16, 2015 by nohandsbutours Family Found 0 Comments


“Shy, quiet, with a ready smile and fond of listening to music”. Hadley will turn 8 years old this month. She was abandoned at a train station when she was estimated to be around 4 years old and could walk slowly. Her special needs are mild mitral valve prolapse and mild tricuspid regurgitation. She also …Read More

Sweet Caroline

June 10, 2015 by nohandsbutours Family Found 1 Comments


Sweet Caroline is a beautiful, and very sweet girl who is 12 years old. She is newly designated to Hawaii International Child. She came into orphanage care at an older age, estimated to be 4 or 5 years old. At that time she was diagnosed with CP affecting her lower legs and undoubtedly a broken …Read More

Now We are Six: Jackson and Lulu

June 6, 2015 by nohandsbutours Family Found 0 Comments


Now We Are Six By A.A. Milne   When I was one I had just begun When I was two I was nearly new   When I was three I was hardly me When I was four I was not much more When I was five I was just alive   But now I am …Read More

find my family: Langston

May 26, 2015 by nohandsbutours Family Found 0 Comments


Langston is an adorable 11 month old little guy! Langston is a quiet and happy baby who loves brightly-colored rattles and listening to music. He giggles and loves to laugh and dance when tickled or playing with other children! His special need is listed as thick-skulled reflex to light of pupils. He is designated to …Read More

find my family: Sunny

May 24, 2015 by nohandsbutours Family Found 3 Comments

Sunny was born in February 2011. He was found when he was approximately two months old. When he was admitted to the orphanage, they noted that he “had black spots on his skin, and cysts in his neck, arms, and back.” Read more about this special need under Congenital Nevus here. Children with nevus face …Read More

Urgent Medical Need: Regis

May 18, 2015 by nohandsbutours Family Found 0 Comments


Regis, born December 2009, is a sweet boy, who was a little overwhelmed by the attention when agency staff saw him on a trip, and seemed relieved when he could go play again. Caregivers say sometimes he is quiet, and sometimes he is more talkative. He is diagnosed with thalassemia, and receives monthly transfusions. They …Read More

urgent medical need: Miles

May 10, 2015 by nohandsbutours Family Found 4 Comments


Miles is 12 years old, an is listed with Hawaii International Child! Miles is very small for his age, likely due to the lack of proper treatment for his Thalassemia. He does not appear to receive the needed transfusions as often as his body requires, and he is not receiving chelation meds which are vital for …Read More

Find My Family: Hanson

May 8, 2015 by nohandsbutours Family Found 0 Comments


Hi! I’m Hanson! Due to my epidermolysis bullosa I see doctors and nurses a lot so I have a good relationship with them. Even though I get sores on my body, I rarely cry and I try to be very strong! I can be quiet but I love getting to play with the other children. …Read More

Urgent Medical Need: Justus

April 30, 2015 by nohandsbutours Family Found 0 Comments

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Adorable Justus is 2 years old (born December 2012). Justus is a very smart little boy that already knows how to sort shapes and colors, point out and say objects in a book, and say several words! He gets along well with other kids and loves to ride on the rocking horse and play catch …Read More

find my family: Cricket

April 28, 2015 by nohandsbutours Family Found 0 Comments


Cricket was born July 2011 and is designated to Dillon International. Cricket is a beautiful 3-year-old boy who needs a family who has access to the medical resources necessary to treat his pulmonary artery stenosis and his right wrist. He prefers to try to do things for himself and takes great pride in accomplishing a …Read More

find my family: Abby

April 26, 2015 by nohandsbutours Family Found 1 Comments


Beautiful little Abby loves to smile and interact with her caregivers and those around her. She enjoys listening to music and loves things that are new to her. She likes playing outdoors and her caregivers say that she is very active and extroverted. Abby suffered from a rough start with some developmental delays and wasn’t …Read More

find my family: Evie

April 22, 2015 by nohandsbutours Family Found 0 Comments


Precious 1.5 year old Evie is newly listed with Madison Adoption Associates via an orphanage partnership. Evie is diagnosed with deformed limbs, sinus tract in lumbosacral region, developmental delay. At the age of 7-9 months, Evie could roll over and began to pay attention to the environment around her. Between 10 and 12 months, she …Read More

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