Find My Family: Brandon

June 10, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, boys, Children Who Wait 0 Comments

Brandon is a precious little boy who will turn 8 this summer. Look at that SMILE!! Brandon is a shy young man who came into care at the age of 3 years old. At first he had a difficult time adjusting to life in the orphanage. But with the help of his teachers and peers, …Read More

waiting child highlight: ATWA

June 6, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, ATWA, Children Who Wait 0 Comments

The following waiting children are all listed with Around the World Adoptions. Eve: Female born 1/2011 liver hemangioma, deaf, mild hemiplegia on right side. From her update in April of 2014: She does not respond to sound. She is deaf. Hemiplegia has affected her. She can walk alone now, but her steps are not very …Read More

Find My Family: Bailey

June 4, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, Children Who Wait, girls, Wasatch 0 Comments

Bailey is 11 and has a postoperative intracranial tumor. Bailey has normal body development. She is outgoing and lovely; she is gets along with others well; the warm smile makes her lovable. She is happy to take part in some simple labors and games; she likes to sing, dance and draw; she like to help …Read More

Waiting child highlight: congenital adrenal hyperplasia

May 18, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, Children Who Wait, Congenital adrenal hyperplasia, girls, shared list 2 Comments

Meet Louise! When Louise came into care at 5 years old, she was very shy and quiet. When anyone would talk to her, she would lower her head and rarely speak back. At 6 she was placed with a foster family. She enjoyed this very much and is very close to her foster brother who …Read More

Find My Family: Colleen

May 14, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, Children Who Wait, girls 2 Comments

Adorable Colleen is 8.5 years old and is diagnosed with retarded growth; deformity of spine. The Little People of America believe that she has a form of dwarfism. Unfortunately for her, she resides in an orphanage that is not very cooperative when it comes to updates so she needs a family who will love her …Read More

Find My Family: Zack

May 12, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, boys, Children Who Wait, Family Found, WACAP 0 Comments

Update: My Family has found me! Zack is a very charismatic and outgoing boy who is usually very happy. He is a clear favorite of the nannies at his institute. He has a big personality and had the nannies laughing during one of his visits with us. He is described as being very smart by …Read More

Waiting child highlight: BAAS

May 10, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, BAAS, Children Who Wait 1 Comments

All of the following waiting children are listed with BAAS, contact them for more information or to view their files. Introducing Lawton Lawton, male, born in November of 2011 was admitted into the Children’s Welfare Institute in February of 2012. Physical condition: 1.postoperative esophageal atresia corrective surgery and retrograde dilatation surgery; 2. postoperative tracheoesophageal fistula …Read More

waiting child highlight: deaf boys

May 8, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, Children Who Wait 0 Comments

Sonny Sonny is a 7 year old listed with Madison Adoption Associates via a Journey of Hope camp. He is post-operative cleft lip and palate and deaf. Sonny is generally a happy boy, but will cry when he feels wronged. The MAA staffed observed that he had good interaction with his caretaker. He attends a …Read More

Waiting child highlight: Cerebral Palsy

May 6, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, cerebral palsy, Children Who Wait, WACAP 0 Comments

All of these waiting children are listed with WACAP, contact them for more information or to review their files. Jonathan is described by his nannies as an “adorable child who always has a smile on his face.” He was born July of 2008. He’s very curious about new things, out-going and friendly and never fights …Read More

Find My Family: Jedidiah

May 4, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, ATWA, boys, Children Who Wait 0 Comments

Just look at precious Jedidiah! He is a beautiful little boy! Jed is 7 years old and is listed as having a Congenital Heart Defect (severe mitral insufficiency), a deformed left upper limb, and normal physical development. The name Jedidiah means “beloved of the Lord” and there is no doubt that this sweet child is …Read More

waiting child highlight: hemiplegia

May 2, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, Children Who Wait, hemiplegia 1 Comments

Meet Skippy Wonderful Skippy is 11 years old and is listed as having hemiparalysis of right-sided; his language is not fluent. Due to his special need, his right arm and hand has no strength. He reportedly uses only his left hand and although it is difficult to put clothes on, his file states that he …Read More

Find My Family: Olive

April 30, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, Children Who Wait, girls, Heartsent Adoptions 0 Comments

Olive is a very pretty little girl who is 8 years old. She came into care as an infant, and was diagnosed with hydrocephalus. She, to our knowledge, has not received surgery. Olive’s development has been a bit delayed, but she is an active and happy girl. She loves school, where she is very careful …Read More

Find My Family: Becca

April 28, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, BAAS, Family Found, girls 1 Comments

UPDATE: My family has found me! Becca is a sweet little girl waiting for a family. She turned 3 in October and has Schizencephaly, a non-progressive brain abnormality. Her original file states she had a hemangioma and rickets, both of which are non-issues now. She was reported to have delays, which turned out to be …Read More

aging out children with CCAI

April 24, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, aging-out child, CCAI, Family Found 0 Comments

Can you imagine life without a family or a person to call your own? Can you imagine dreaming of a family only to know there is a good chance it may not happen? Can you imagine knowing at 14 years of age that the dream of having a forever family has to die because you …Read More

waiting child highlight: albinism

April 18, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, Children Who Wait, special focus 3 Comments

Gabe Gabe, male, 3 years old. Albinism. Gabe is described by his caretakers as an extroverted and active boy. He enjoys spending time with others and will request hugs and hold hands with his caretakers. Gabe is a smart little boy who enjoys reading picture books, playing games and listening to music. He gets along …Read More

Find My Family: Davie

April 16, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, boys, Dillon, Family Found 1 Comments

Update: My Family has found me! Sweet Davie is almost two years old. He was born May of 2012. Being cute isn’t enough for this toddler … he has to be smart and sweet as well! Abandoned at birth and longing for affection and a family of his own, this baby boy is doing well …Read More

Find My Family: Chelsea

April 14, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, Family Found, girls, spina bifida 0 Comments

JOYFUL UPDATE: My Family has found me!! Chelsea is a strong and open girl who was found at a station gate in November 2009. She was born February of 2009. Upon admission into the care center, Chelsea was noted to be weak and thin with rapid breath and a feeble cry and to have a …Read More

Find My Family: Robert

April 10, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, boys, Children Who Wait, shared list 0 Comments

Sweet Robert was born in December of 2007. He currently lives at a fabulous foster home, where he receives therapy and medical care from American volunteers. His special need is listed in his file as varus of both feet, and deformity of limbs. The foster home states he has arthrogryposis. He longs for parents, and …Read More

Find My Family: Oscar

April 9, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, boys, Children Who Wait, Madison, thalassemia 1 Comments

Eight year old Oscar is a beautiful boy and a special one too! He has beta thalassemia major and is listed with Madison Adoption Associates via an orphanage partnership. The photos and new videos were taken just a few weeks ago. Madison’s staff have met him numerous times. Aleda Madison, the director of Madison said: …Read More

waiting child highlight: Osteogenesis Imperfecta

April 8, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, Children Who Wait, Osteogenesis Imperfecta, shared list 0 Comments

Abel Update: My family has found me! Abel is a handsome ten year old waiting on the shared list for a family. He came into care as a newborn and is diagnosed with OI. He is unable to walk and get around in a wheelchair. He is a very hard working boy, putting a lot …Read More

Find My Family: Patrice

April 6, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, BAAS, cerebral palsy, Children Who Wait, girls 2 Comments

Patrice is a sweet ten year old who was born in October of 2003. She was admitted into the CWI on July 27th, 2004. She is a lively, outgoing, smiley and helpful child who likes to have fun. She likes to play games with younger children and helps the caregivers with chores within her ability. …Read More

special need highlight: Adopting a child with Osteogenesis Impefecta

April 2, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, Family Stories, Orthopedic, Osteogenesis Imperfecta 2 Comments

This summer traveling in China with Superkids I met a girl with Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI). This was remarkable in itself because I have only met maybe 20 children with this special need in my 25+ years as a physical therapist. I have a special place in my heart for ever child with this special need. …Read More

waiting child highlight: young boys

March 28, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, boys, Children Who Wait 0 Comments

Quentin Hi, I’m Quentin! I am a shy boy but I can be very active too. I have a good appetite and my caregivers think I am very clever. A wonderful group called Love Without Boundaries helped me receive treatment for my serious heart defect (single ventricle, complete endocardial cushion defect and persistent truncus arteriosus). …Read More

waiting child highlight: House of Love graduates

March 22, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, Children Who Wait 0 Comments

The following children were cared for at the House of Love, a facility in Guilin supported by An Orphan’s Wish. Alec Alec was born in May 2011 and was abandoned shortly after birth. Alec has anophthalmia (congenital absence of one eye), digestive issues and developmental delays. Alec’s digestive issues prevented him for the longest time …Read More

Waiting child highlight: girls

March 20, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, Children Who Wait, girls 0 Comments

Molly This cutie pie is Molly! It seems she is passed over because she looks like a boy but you can see the beauty in her eyes. The orphanage says her intelligence is normal. She is doing amazingly well and is almost six. She has a very long, and scary sounding diagnoses but she is …Read More

Six Pills a Day: A Cure for My Ignorance Regarding HIV

March 19, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, HIV, Mike 6 Comments

Mike is dad to six. Two of his children, adopted from China, have HIV. Today he shares from-the-heart about their journey. You can read a previous post he shared here. Growing up in the Midwest in the 80s, my picture of HIV was framed by after-school specials, the evening news, and MTV. I had never …Read More

waiting child highlight: cataracts

March 10, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, Children Who Wait, special focus, vision issues 0 Comments

These three boys have cataracts and are waiting for their families to find them. Meet Silas Silas is a handsome ten year old boy born March of 2004. He is described as an outgoing child with a history of congenital cataracts. He enjoys learning English and has a wonderful memory for learning. He has a …Read More

special need highlight: adopting a child with thalassemia

March 8, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, thalassemia 0 Comments

In August 2011, my daughters and I returned to China as part of a mission team working to help orphanages assist their children with special needs. It is no coincidence that my background as a pediatric Occupational Therapist would be needed in the place so close to my heart. I partnered with the incredible organization …Read More

waiting child highlight: boys with down syndrome

February 22, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, AWAA, Children Who Wait, Down syndrome 0 Comments

Lewis Lewis is a happy 4 year old boy. Lewis has lived with a foster family since he was a newborn. He loves to run around and is always smiling! Lewis also loves listening to music. At age 2, he could walk, speak simple words, and recognize strangers. He has been diagnosed with Down’s Syndrome. …Read More

waiting child highlight: saying yes to complex conditions

February 20, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, complex medical, Family Stories, special focus, urogenital defects, urologic 7 Comments

Checking off medical conditions that we would accept on our agency’s medical checklist, and not checking those we wouldn’t accept, was among the hardest tasks of our adoption process. Our human side wanted to maintain our comfortable life, and longed for easy. In our hearts though, we knew that God’s plans are always much higher …Read More

Find My Family: Molly

February 14, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, Children Who Wait, girls 0 Comments

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Molly, born at the beginning of August of 2007, is an active, beautiful little girl who gets along well with others. She came into care at the age of 5, and was found to be a normal, healthy little girl who was developmentally on target. She adapted to the orphanage life quickly. She was tested …Read More

waiting child highlight: boys born in 2002

February 4, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, boys, Children Who Wait, special focus 1 Comments

JARED Jared was born in April 2002 and has muscle atrophy of both lower limbs. He is very outgoing and polite. He enjoys learning new things in school. He is active and has a positive attitude. He enjoys drawing and playing games with his peers. He is also helpful to the caregivers and is kindhearted. …Read More

Waiting child highlight: Down syndrome

January 30, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, Children Who Wait, Down syndrome, special focus 0 Comments

Meet Penny Penny is four years old. She is on Cradle of Hope’s designated list and has Down Syndrome. This precious toddler girl is said to be gentle and lovely by her orphanage staff! She has been in a foster family and also is able to do therapy at a Rehab Center close-by. She enjoys …Read More

waiting child highlight: boys

January 20, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, boys, Children Who Wait, shared list 0 Comments

All of these boys are from the same orphanage in Eastern China. Half the Sky has a program at this orphanage. Adoptive families who have visited it say it is clean and the staff is very friendly and warm. Please consider these boys who are waiting for a family of their own. Meet Bruce Born …Read More

waiting child highlight: thalassemia

January 16, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, Children Who Wait, special focus, thalassemia 0 Comments

Lloyd – Born March 2007 Listed with Madison Adoption Associates At the age of 3 years, Lloyd was placed with a foster family and started attending the preschool nearby. He quickly adapted to the family environment and gets along with his family members. Now he can go upstairs and downstairs alone, can run and jump …Read More

waiting child highlight: bethel china

January 2, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, Children Who Wait 0 Comments

Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the school… Every child was excited because they were having a pajama party! They all wore their robes, and they were wrapped up in blankets and quilts. They ate sugar until they felt sick, and they kept sneaking over to the tree to try to open their …Read More

waiting child highlight: snowdrop girls

December 28, 2013 by nohandsbutours advocating, Family Found, girls, special focus 4 Comments

All of the beautiful girls featured in this post are also featured on the blog “Stop for Snowdrops”. If you are interested in learning more about these girls, please go here. Meet Erica, a beautiful treasure! Beautiful Erica is 6 years old. Her special need is cerebral palsy which affects her lower limbs and her …Read More

waiting child highlight: more boys!

December 16, 2013 by nohandsbutours advocating, boys, Children Who Wait, shared list, special focus 0 Comments

For more information on the huge need to adopt boys, read this article by Love Without Boundaries and watch this video. Families who have brought home boys: There’s No Place Like Home Fireworks and Fireflies Crazy Life of The Wilks Everything Beautiful Meet Lance Lance is a healthy eleven year old boy who was found …Read More

waiting child highlight: cerebral palsy

December 12, 2013 by nohandsbutours advocating, cerebral palsy, Children Who Wait, special focus 1 Comments

Cerebral palsy, also referred to as CP, is a term used to describe a group of chronic conditions affecting body movement and muscle coordination. It is caused by damage to one or more specific areas of the brain, usually occurring during fetal development; before, during, or shortly after birth; or during infancy. Thus, these disorders …Read More

waiting child highlight: down syndrome

December 10, 2013 by nohandsbutours advocating, Children Who Wait, Down syndrome 0 Comments

All of the beautiful children featured in this post have been diagnosed with Down Syndrome. They are all featured on Reece’s Rainbow and several of them have sizeable grants available toward their adoptions. Don’t let these children’s special needs keep you from looking at their files! Each one of them has the potential to be …Read More

waiting child highlight: girls

December 6, 2013 by nohandsbutours advocating, Children Who Wait, girls 5 Comments

Meet Daniela Born March of 2006, sweet Daniela is waiting on the shared list. She is listed as having Cerebral Palsy. Daniela is in foster care in the countryside near the orphanage. She has normal communication with her foster mother and people she is familiar with. Her personality is a bit introverted. She likes to …Read More

waiting child highlight: focus on boys

December 4, 2013 by nohandsbutours advocating, boys, Children Who Wait 0 Comments

Do you have room in your heart for a boy? For more information on adopting boys, read this article by Love Without Boundaries and watch this video. Meet Lyle Lyle is a lively four-year old who enjoys dancing and listening to music and is reportedly on-target developmentally. He was found at a hospital gate on …Read More

waiting child highlight: spina bifida

November 30, 2013 by nohandsbutours advocating, Children Who Wait, spina bifida 0 Comments

Meet Anthony Anthony is a sweet boy with a wonderful foster family. He was born April of 2009. He has had surgery to correct his meningocele and hydrocephalus. His foster family enjoys having him in their home because he is sweet, uses kind words, and is a very happy,. He likes being held and likes …Read More

waiting child highlight: focus on albinism

November 26, 2013 by nohandsbutours advocating, Children Who Wait 7 Comments

Meet Reid This fair haired and rosy cheeked cutie is Reid. He is two years old. He is said to be a clever and lovely baby. He is walking and talking. He likes music and gets excited when you turn it on. Reid has been diagnosed with Albinism. His last exam said his sight is …Read More

waiting child highlight: focus on boys

November 18, 2013 by nohandsbutours advocating, boys, Children Who Wait 0 Comments

All of the boys featured in this post are on the shared list so their files can be obtained by any agency. These boys had the opportunity to attend a Bring Me Hope Camp this past summer. At the camp, American volunteers were able to spend time with these special children, working with them, playing …Read More

waiting child highlight: vision issues

November 12, 2013 by nohandsbutours advocating, Children Who Wait 0 Comments

Meet Gabe Gabe was born December of 2008. He was only 18 months when he first arrived at Bethel. He has had both eyes removed due to Retinoblastoma (cancer of the eye), but he has been cancer free for a few years now! He has two prosthetic eyes and the best smile! He is a …Read More

about a boy {a glimpse into the experience of advocating}

July 25, 2013 by nohandsbutours advocating, Kelly 6 Comments

I introduced him as Bo right before Christmas. People shared the post as they do. But, most families were spending their time wrapping gifts and baking cookies. But, just when the holidays were over, we got an update on him. I still remember opening those pictures for the first time and seeing his beautiful big …Read More