Waiting to be Chosen: Maverick

February 16, 2017 Family Found 1 Comments

Maverick is 2 years old and the only special need listed in his file is that he is HIV+. Maverick is adorable! He is said to be positive, active and has a ready smile! It seems like he is bonded to his caregivers and looks for their approval. He learned to walk at 16 months. …Read More

Find My Family: Toby

January 30, 2017 Family Found 0 Comments

Meet Toby! Toby is an introverted and quiet little boy. In general, he is a sweet boy who is close to his caretakers. He is somewhat independent though and plays alone well. One of his favorite activities is being read to and looking at pictures in books. Toby is listed with AAC Adoption. Toby recently …Read More

Little Did We Know

January 23, 2017 complex heart defects 4 Comments

Seven years ago, on this very day, we boarded a plane for China. Little did we know… Little did we know how fuzzy your little head would be, or that you had the most beautiful dimples, or that you had the sweetest voice ever. Little did we know how brave you would be. Little did …Read More

No Hands But Ours: Looking Back at 2016…

January 17, 2017 2016 in review, Advocacy, Year in Review 1 Comments

2016 was an amazing year for No Hands But Ours. Hundreds of posts shared. Twelve special topics featured. Guest series. Family stories. Book reviews. Recipes. And advocacy posts written that turned faces across the sea into treasured sons and daughters. Here is just a glimpse of all we shared… …………………… A Look Back by the …Read More

Waiting to be Chosen: Danielle

January 12, 2017 Family Found 0 Comments

Introducing precious Danielle! Danielle was born in November of 2012 was admitted into the CWI in January of 2013. Her special needs are macroglossia, heart disease, and hypertrophy of limbs on the right. Danielle was found abandoned at the park in January of 2013. When she was first admitted to the CWI, her height was …Read More

Child Who Waits: Seth

January 10, 2017 Family Found 0 Comments

Meet Seth! Little Seth is 5 years old and is on Wide Horizons For Children’s Individual list. He lives in one of their orphanage partnerships so I have met with him a few times. Seth is described as a social butterfly! He loves playing with the other children at the orphanage. He is quick to …Read More

Aging Out Child: Bryce

December 30, 2016 Family Found 0 Comments

Bryce is AGING OUT! Bryce is 13 and has less than a year to find his forever family. His birthday is October 2003. His file was just prepared and his agency is hopeful his family will see him! Bryce is quiet, polite and very focused. During an agency trip he did an art activity with …Read More

Child Who Waits: Zachary

December 28, 2016 Family Found 2 Comments

This huggable little guy is Zachary! He looks like he’s ready to be scooped up in your arms, full of giggles! Zachary was born in August of 2013. His file was prepared 11/2015 so this information is a year old. He has congenital heart disease, with details in his file. He was admitted to the …Read More

Just an Inconvenience

December 15, 2016 congenital blindness, December 2016 Feature - Sensory, Family Stories, older child adoption, Sensory System 4 Comments

J: “Mom, we did four mile repeats today! I ran them all about 6:20.” Me: “Well, can I expect to see a 21 minute 5K on your next race?” J: “Mom, we got to rest five minutes between repeats. You know a race isn’t like that. Oh, and my agricultural instructor wants me to talk …Read More

The Ledge

November 27, 2016 advanced heart failure, Andrea O., complex heart defect, complex heart defects, Heart System, heart transplant 3 Comments

On November 11, 2013, our 24 month old daughter was in the Cardiac ICU, on the national transplant waiting list, and on ECMO life support due to end stage heart failure. The following day, we would learn that she would receive the gift of life through cardiac transplant. During that tumultuous time, I had many …Read More

Find My Family: Raina

November 22, 2016 Family Found 3 Comments

Raina was born April of 2011. Her special need is listed as ectodactylism of both hands and a right lower limb difference. Raina is designated as Special Focus and her file is with AAC. Raina is 5 years old and is a shy and reserved girl. She gets along very well with peers and caregivers …Read More

Find My Family: Betty

November 18, 2016 Family Found 2 Comments

Beautiful Betty is designated to ATWA. This sleeping little beauty is one and half years old. Her Chinese name was given to her because it means beautiful, don’t you think it’s fitting? She is described as quiet, but has learned to play by herself and will laugh when she is happy. When she’s really happy …Read More

Cameron Waits

November 16, 2016 April 2015 Feature CNS, Family Found 3 Comments

Cameron is 5 years old and is described as extroverted and positive. His file is designated to ATWA. He’s active and outgoing, enough so that he sleeps well! He sounds like a fun loving kid who likes playing balls, drawing, singing, dancing and playing games with kids. He likes helping the caretakers do what he …Read More

Find My Family: Donna

November 10, 2016 Family Found 7 Comments

Donna was born in December of 2007 and admitted into the CWI in December of 2012. Her special need is astigmatism of both eyes. At the time of entering the CWI, Donna’s height is 102cm, weight is 17kg, head size is 47cm and chest size is 49cm. Her general condition was good but her nutritional …Read More

The Lucky Few: 31 Days of Advocacy, Day 31

October 31, 2016 31 Days of Down Syndrome Awareness, Advocacy, Children Who Wait 0 Comments

In celebration of Down Syndrome Awareness Month we have shared one (or more!) kiddos each day in October. These sweet ones we are featuring here today brings the total to 55 precious little ones with Down syndrome who wait. But there are so many more who wait. It has been estimated that 30% of waiting …Read More

The Lucky Few: 31 Days of Advocacy, Day 30

October 30, 2016 31 Days of Down Syndrome Awareness, Advocacy, Children Who Wait 0 Comments

October 1st marked the beginning of Down Syndrome Awareness Month. And we are spending the entire month celebrating. In so doing, we are using this dedicated month to feature as many of these very special children as we can. There are so many who wait – it has been estimated that 30% of waiting children …Read More

The Lucky Few: 31 Days of Advocacy, Day 29

October 29, 2016 31 Days of Down Syndrome Awareness, Advocacy, Children Who Wait 0 Comments

October 1st marked the beginning of Down Syndrome Awareness Month. And we are spending the entire month celebrating. In so doing, we are using this dedicated month to feature as many of these very special children as we can. There are so many who wait – it has been estimated that 30% of waiting children …Read More

The Lucky Few: 31 Days of Advocacy, Day 28

October 28, 2016 31 Days of Down Syndrome Awareness, Advocacy, Children Who Wait 0 Comments

October 1st marked the beginning of Down Syndrome Awareness Month. And we are spending the entire month celebrating. In so doing, we are using this dedicated month to feature as many of these very special children as we can. There are so many who wait – it has been estimated that 30% of waiting children …Read More

The Lucky Few: 31 Days of Advocacy, Day 27

October 27, 2016 31 Days of Down Syndrome Awareness, Advocacy, Children Who Wait 0 Comments

October 1st marked the beginning of Down Syndrome Awareness Month. And we are spending the entire month celebrating. In so doing, we are using this dedicated month to feature as many of these very special children as we can. There are so many who wait – it has been estimated that 30% of waiting children …Read More

The Lucky Few: 31 Days of Advocacy, Day 26

October 26, 2016 31 Days of Down Syndrome Awareness, Advocacy, Children Who Wait 0 Comments

October 1st marked the beginning of Down Syndrome Awareness Month. And we are spending the entire month celebrating. In so doing, we are using this dedicated month to feature as many of these very special children as we can. There are so many who wait – it has been estimated that 30% of waiting children …Read More

The Lucky Few: 31 Days of Advocacy, Day 25

October 25, 2016 31 Days of Down Syndrome Awareness, Advocacy, Children Who Wait 0 Comments

October 1st marked the beginning of Down Syndrome Awareness Month. And we are spending the entire month celebrating. In so doing, we are using this dedicated month to feature as many of these very special children as we can. There are so many who wait – it has been estimated that 30% of waiting children …Read More

The Lucky Few: 31 Days of Advocacy, Day 24

October 24, 2016 31 Days of Down Syndrome Awareness, Advocacy, Children Who Wait 0 Comments

October 1st marked the beginning of Down Syndrome Awareness Month. And we are spending the entire month celebrating. In so doing, we are using this dedicated month to feature as many of these very special children as we can. There are so many who wait – it has been estimated that 30% of waiting children …Read More

The Lucky Few: 31 Days of Advocacy, Day 23

October 23, 2016 31 Days of Down Syndrome Awareness, Advocacy, Children Who Wait 0 Comments

October 1st marked the beginning of Down Syndrome Awareness Month. And we are spending the entire month celebrating. In so doing, we are using this dedicated month to feature as many of these very special children as we can. There are so many who wait – it has been estimated that 30% of waiting children …Read More

The Lucky Few: 31 Days of Advocacy, Day 22

October 22, 2016 31 Days of Down Syndrome Awareness, Advocacy, Children Who Wait 0 Comments

October 1st marked the beginning of Down Syndrome Awareness Month. And we are spending the entire month celebrating. In so doing, we are using this dedicated month to feature as many of these very special children as we can. There are so many who wait – it has been estimated that 30% of waiting children …Read More

The Lucky Few: 31 Days of Advocacy, Day 21

October 21, 2016 31 Days of Down Syndrome Awareness, Advocacy, Children Who Wait 0 Comments

October 1st marked the beginning of Down Syndrome Awareness Month. And we are spending the entire month celebrating. In so doing, we are using this dedicated month to feature as many of these very special children as we can. There are so many who wait – it has been estimated that 30% of waiting children …Read More

The Lucky Few: 31 Days of Advocacy, Day 20

October 20, 2016 31 Days of Down Syndrome Awareness, Advocacy, Children Who Wait 0 Comments

October 1st marked the beginning of Down Syndrome Awareness Month. And we are spending the entire month celebrating. In so doing, we are using this dedicated month to feature as many of these very special children as we can. There are so many who wait – it has been estimated that 30% of waiting children …Read More

The Lucky Few: 31 Days of Advocacy, Day 19

October 19, 2016 31 Days of Down Syndrome Awareness, Advocacy, Children Who Wait 0 Comments

October 1st marked the beginning of Down Syndrome Awareness Month. And we are spending the entire month celebrating. In so doing, we are using this dedicated month to feature as many of these very special children as we can. There are so many who wait – it has been estimated that 30% of waiting children …Read More

The Lucky Few: 31 Days of Advocacy, Day 18

October 18, 2016 31 Days of Down Syndrome Awareness, Advocacy, Children Who Wait 0 Comments

October 1st marked the beginning of Down Syndrome Awareness Month. And we are spending the entire month celebrating. In so doing, we are using this dedicated month to feature as many of these very special children as we can. There are so many who wait – it has been estimated that 30% of waiting children …Read More

The Lucky Few: 31 Days of Advocacy, Day 17

October 17, 2016 31 Days of Down Syndrome Awareness, Advocacy, Children Who Wait 0 Comments

October 1st marked the beginning of Down Syndrome Awareness Month. And we are spending the entire month celebrating. In so doing, we are using this dedicated month to feature as many of these very special children as we can. There are so many who wait – it has been estimated that 30% of waiting children …Read More

The Lucky Few: 31 Days of Advocacy, Day 16

October 16, 2016 31 Days of Down Syndrome Awareness, Advocacy, Children Who Wait 0 Comments

October 1st marked the beginning of Down Syndrome Awareness Month. And we are spending the entire month celebrating. In so doing, we are using this special month to feature as many of these very special children as we can. There are so many who wait – it has been estimated that 30% of waiting children …Read More

The Lucky Few: 31 Days of Advocacy, Day 15

October 15, 2016 31 Days of Down Syndrome Awareness, Advocacy, Children Who Wait 0 Comments

October 1st marked the beginning of Down Syndrome Awareness Month. And we are spending the entire month celebrating. In so doing, we are using this special month to feature as many of these very special children as we can. There are so many who wait – it has been estimated that 30% of waiting children …Read More

The Lucky Few: 31 Days of Advocacy, Day 14

October 14, 2016 31 Days of Down Syndrome Awareness, Advocacy, Children Who Wait 0 Comments

October 1st marked the beginning of Down Syndrome Awareness Month. And we are spending the entire month celebrating. In so doing, we are using this special month to feature as many of these very special children as we can. There are so many who wait – it has been estimated that 30% of waiting children …Read More

The Lucky Few: 31 Days of Advocacy, Day 13

October 13, 2016 31 Days of Down Syndrome Awareness, Advocacy, Children Who Wait 0 Comments

October 1st marks the beginning of Down Syndrome Awareness Month. And we are celebrating. It is our hope to use this special month to feature as many of these very special children as we can… there are so many who wait in China with Down syndrome. So be sure to come visit us every day …Read More

The Lucky Few: 31 Days of Advocacy, Day 12

October 12, 2016 31 Days of Down Syndrome Awareness, Advocacy, Children Who Wait 0 Comments

October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month. And we are celebrating. We are using this special month to feature as many of these very special children as we can… there are so many who wait in China with Down syndrome. So be sure to come back every day this month and, after you read about each …Read More

The Lucky Few: 31 Days of Advocacy, Day 11

October 11, 2016 31 Days of Down Syndrome Awareness, Advocacy, Children Who Wait 0 Comments

October 1st marks the beginning of Down Syndrome Awareness Month. And we are celebrating. It is our hope to use this special month to feature as many of these very special children as we can… there are so many who wait in China with Down syndrome. So be sure to come visit us every day …Read More

The Lucky Few: 31 Days of Advocacy, Day 10

October 10, 2016 31 Days of Down Syndrome Awareness, Advocacy, Children Who Wait 0 Comments

October 1st marks the beginning of Down Syndrome Awareness Month. And we are celebrating. It is our hope to use this special month to feature as many of these very special children as we can… there are so many who wait in China with Down syndrome. So be sure to come visit us every day …Read More

The Lucky Few: 31 Days of Advocacy, Day 9

October 9, 2016 31 Days of Down Syndrome Awareness, Advocacy, Children Who Wait 0 Comments

October 1st marks the beginning of Down Syndrome Awareness Month. And we are celebrating. It is our hope to use this special month to feature as many of these very special children as we can… there are so many who wait in China with Down syndrome. So be sure to come visit us every day …Read More

The Lucky Few: 31 Days of Advocacy, Day 8

October 8, 2016 31 Days of Down Syndrome Awareness, Advocacy, Children Who Wait 0 Comments

October 1st marks the beginning of Down Syndrome Awareness Month. And we are celebrating. It is our hope to use this special month to feature as many of these very special children as we can… there are so many who wait in China with Down syndrome. So be sure to come visit us every day …Read More

The Lucky Few: 31 Days of Advocacy, Day 7

October 7, 2016 31 Days of Down Syndrome Awareness, Advocacy, Children Who Wait 0 Comments

October 1st marks the beginning of Down Syndrome Awareness Month. And we are celebrating. It is our hope to use this special month to feature as many of these very special children as we can… there are so many who wait in China with Down syndrome. So be sure to come visit us every day …Read More

The Lucky Few: 31 Days of Advocacy, Day 6

October 6, 2016 31 Days of Down Syndrome Awareness, Advocacy, Children Who Wait 0 Comments

October 1st marks the beginning of Down Syndrome Awareness Month. And we are celebrating. It is our hope to use this special month to feature as many of these very special children as we can… there are so many who wait in China with Down syndrome. So be sure to come visit us every day …Read More

The Lucky Few: 31 Days of Advocacy, Day 5

October 5, 2016 31 Days of Down Syndrome Awareness, Advocacy, Children Who Wait 0 Comments

October 1st marks the beginning of Down Syndrome Awareness Month. And we are celebrating. It is our hope to use this special month to feature as many of these very special children as we can… there are so many who wait in China with Down syndrome. So be sure to come visit us every day …Read More

The Lucky Few: 31 Days of Advocacy, Day 4

October 4, 2016 31 Days of Down Syndrome Awareness, Advocacy, Children Who Wait 0 Comments

October 1st marks the beginning of Down Syndrome Awareness Month. And we are celebrating. It is our hope to use this special month to feature as many of these very special children as we can… there are so many who wait in China with Down syndrome. So be sure to come visit us every day …Read More

The Lucky Few: 31 Days of Advocacy, Day 3

October 3, 2016 31 Days of Down Syndrome Awareness, Advocacy, Children Who Wait 0 Comments

October 1st marks the beginning of Down Syndrome Awareness Month. And we are celebrating. It is our hope to use this special month to feature as many of these very special children as we can… there are so many who wait in China with Down syndrome. So be sure to come visit us every day …Read More

The Lucky Few: 31 Days of Advocacy, Day 2

October 2, 2016 31 Days of Down Syndrome Awareness, Advocacy, Children Who Wait 0 Comments

October 1st marks the beginning of Down Syndrome Awareness Month. And we want to celebrate. It is our hope to use this special month to feature as many of these very special children as we can… there are so many who wait in China with Down syndrome. So be sure to come visit us every …Read More

The Lucky Few: 31 Days of Advocacy, Day 1

October 1, 2016 31 Days of Down Syndrome Awareness, Children Who Wait 0 Comments

October 1st marks the beginning of Down Syndrome Awareness Month. And we want to celebrate. It is our hope to use this special month to feature as many of these very special children as we can… there are so many who wait in China with Down syndrome. So be sure to come visit us every …Read More

Waiting to be Chosen: Annabelle

September 21, 2016 Family Found 4 Comments

Oh my. Meet Miss Annabelle. This sweet baby girl is just one year old, and new to the list at HIC. Annabelle came to the orphanage when she was nine months old, and was found to have Down syndrome, and a CHD (ASD – report is in her file). You can read more about Down …Read More

Our Red Thread of Hope: An Advocacy Success Story

September 21, 2016 adopting a boy, Advocacy, Family Stories, pre-adoption, referral, should we adopt?, switching agencies, waiting for referral 4 Comments

The Chinese have an ancient proverb that says, “An invisible red thread connects those who are destined to meet regardless of time, place, or circumstances. The thread may stretch or tangle but will never break.” Back in July 2015, the Lord called our family out of the Ethiopia adoption program, where had waited for over …Read More

Urgent Aging Out Child: Victoria

September 20, 2016 Family Found 0 Comments

Sweet 13-year-old Victoria was found at the age of three, but just now had an adoption file prepared. She is now available to be adopted thanks to a new orphanage partnership with Madison Adoption Associates. Victoria is a Hep B carrier, but is otherwise healthy. She has just under 7 months to find a family …Read More

Urgent Aging Out Child: Lily

September 9, 2016 Family Found 46 Comments

Lily is so close to aging out, she has very little time left to be adopted! Sweet, precious Lily has just four more months until she ages out of the system, disqualifying her from international adoption. Lily is almost fourteen years old and is absolutely beloved by her caregivers. She loves crafts and drawing, and …Read More

Thoughts on the Former Shared List Program

August 12, 2016 Advocacy, Agencies, Carrie, CCAI, former shared list program, Gladney, Holt, Lifeline, referral, shared list, special focus 2 Comments

CCCWA has always shown a willingness to try new programs and methods in order to give more children a chance to be adopted. Through the years, many different aspects of the program have changed – sometimes quite suddenly – which initially can cause confusion and anxiety. But with time, agencies and families have adapted to …Read More

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