Find My Family: Snow

July 8, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, BAAS, Children Who Wait, girls 0 Comments

Snow is a sweet nine year old girl. She was born in September of 2004. She was found abandoned in a hospital and was admitted to the orphanage in September of 2007. Her special need is listed as intracranial injury (postoperative left temporoparietal skull surgery, defect is about 7ⅹ6cm). Watch Snow’s video here. Please contact …Read More

Aging Out Child: Pamela

July 4, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, Children Who Wait, girls, Lifeline 0 Comments

Pamela is 13 years old, listed as special focus with postoperative cleft lip and cleft palate repair, blood WBC slightly elevated higher; and otherwise healthy. She is designated to Lifeline Children’s Services. Pamela is said to be a clever, active, and outgoing child, who likes outdoor activity, games, and watching TV. She is helpful to …Read More

Training Wheels: Learning to Live with Severe Hemophilia

June 30, 2014 by nohandsbutours Adopting hemophilia, advocating, blood conditions, boys, Children Who Wait, Family Stories, hemophilia 0 Comments

One year ago I was in China meeting my little boy. When I saw his precious picture on the waiting child list in the summer of 2012, I gasped and immediately requested his file. The blurb next to his picture said that he had hemophilia. I didn’t really know much about this condition, and in …Read More

Find My Family: Hanson

June 28, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, Children Who Wait, epidermolysis bullosa, Family Found, girls, GWCA 0 Comments

Update: My family has found me! 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 …Read More

Find My Family: York

June 26, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, boys, Children Who Wait, Madison, special focus 0 Comments

Twelve year old York is waiting for a family in China and is listed with Madison Adoption Associates via a Journey of Hope camp. York is a very active and social boy. His caretaker describes him as shy, but friendly. He is a good student who is focused and has great potential. He attends 6th …Read More

waiting child highlight: down syndrome

June 24, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, Children Who Wait, Madison 0 Comments

Are you ready for this C-U-T-E-N-E-S-S? Recently turned two year old, Frankie is listed with Madison Adoption Associates via an orphanage partnership. He is diagnosed with down syndrome. Frankie can sit alone and can crawl. He can imitate adults’ actions, can bang two blocks together, and can stack blocks. Frankie knows his name and reacts …Read More

Bamboo Project Update

June 22, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, Desiree, Down syndrome 0 Comments

Today is a very special day… in a few short hours, the first of the Bamboo Project children will be in the arms of her FOREVER family! I’ve gotten to walk along side this lovely family from Georgia from nearly the start of their journey. Let me tell you, they are MORE than in love …Read More

Find My Family: Ma Quan

June 22, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, boys, Children Who Wait, Lifeline 0 Comments

Ma Quan is a very handsome twelve year old boy. He is currently attending school, Quan has been in care since he was just a baby. Quan is Hepatitis B positive and has had no health issues. He is a happy, smart and developmentally on target boy. He loves to work puzzles and play games. …Read More

Find My Family: Macy

June 20, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocacy; complex heart defects, advocating, Children Who Wait, girls, Heartsent Adoptions 5 Comments

Macy is a precious nine year old girl who has waited for her family to find her for a very long time. Her file has bounced from one agency to another, without ever being chosen. She is currently listed with Heartsent Adoptions. Macy has been diagnosed with CHD (VSD after repair) and PH. She has …Read More

Find My Family: Jenny

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

Get ready for a party with Jenny! Five old Jenny was born blind, but being blind doesn’t stop her from living life to the fullest. She sings, she dances, she is the life of the party. Her caregivers describe Jenny as an extrovert and an active playmate. She is expressive and loves meeting new people …Read More

waiting child highlight: older girls

June 12, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, Children Who Wait, girls, older child adoption, special focus 0 Comments

Autumn is twelve years old and inching dangerously close to her 14th birthday with every passing minute. She has repaired CL/CP. She loves to sing and dance and is active, outgoing and considerate. She has been spoken to about adoption and says she would love to have a family to call her own! Autumn is …Read More

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

Find My Family: Andrew

May 30, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, boys, Children Who Wait, Family Found 0 Comments

Uudate: My family has found me! Andrew is a very polite 9 year old who has been living in a wonderful foster home for the past year. 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 …Read More

Waiting child highlight: Tisha Urgent Medical Need

May 24, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, Children Who Wait, Family Found, girls, Lifeline, thalassemia 1 Comments

UPDATE: My Family has found me! Sweet Tisha is a two year old precious girl designated to Lifeline Children’s Services. She is diagnosed with Beta Thalassemia Major and is unfortunately not receiving optimal care for this special need. She has developmental delays, which are not surprising for her at this time. Her file also mentions …Read More

waiting child highlight: Lifeline

May 22, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, Children Who Wait, Lifeline 0 Comments

Rider – male, 1 year old. Albinism. Rider is an adorable 12 month old baby boy who loves to eat and crawl all over the place! For more information about Rider, please contact Lifeline. Finch – male, 1 ½ years old. Cerebrovascular malformation and mild hydrocephalus. Finch is an adorable one year old boy who …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

Exposed to Hope: Girls with Vision Impairment

May 16, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, Children Who Wait, Family Stories, girls, Sensory System, vision issues 0 Comments

In 2005 we submitted our application for a Non Special Need (NSN) adoption from China but five years later we were still waiting. Afraid that our time would never come, we started discussing Special Needs (SN) adoption. We got all the necessary papers and permissions but struggled trying to figure out what kind of special …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: Grace with WACAP

May 13, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocacy; complex heart defects, advocating, Children Who Wait, Family Found, girls, WACAP 3 Comments

Update: My family has found me! This sweet little face belongs to Grace. Although her nannies describe her as timid and shy, she gets along well with others and is said to be energetic. She is six years old. She loves to listen to music, read books, and play with toys,. Dolls happen to be …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 0 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, Children Who Wait, Family Found, girls, schizencephaly 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

special need highlight: adopting a child with limited mobility

April 26, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, Central Nervous System, Children Who Wait, Family Stories, girls, Incontinence, spina bifida, wheelchair bound 5 Comments

It was April 2012. We had just completed our first adoption from Uganda. The 6 month wait had been satisified for the state of Ohio and we’d just fully adopted our new son. Then…we fell in love with a story and a picture. A sweet little boy waited for us in China! 10 months later, …Read More

aging out children with CCAI

April 24, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, aging-out child, CCAI, Children Who Wait, 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

special need highlight: adopting a child with spina bifida

April 22, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, Children Who Wait, spina bifida 0 Comments

In 2012 we started our adoption journey. We have four biological children and wanted to add a special needs baby to the mix! It was very difficult for us to go through the medical list of possible special needs, but we left it in God’s hands. When we received our daughter’s file from our agency …Read More

special need highlight: adopting a child with epilepsy

April 20, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, Children Who Wait, epilepsy 0 Comments

When my husband and I first decided we were going to adopt we were given the long check list of the needs we thought we could handle. I thought this was a daunting task as I knew there would be children we would essentially saying no to a child by not checking off that box, …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, Children Who Wait, 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, Children Who Wait, 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

special need highlight: adopting a child with anal atresia

April 12, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, anorectal malformation, Children Who Wait, imperforate anus 0 Comments

Until we decided to pursue a special needs adoption from China I had never heard of anal atresia (more commonly called imperforate anus or anorectal malformation in the US). My first introduction to the term was via the special needs medical checklist from our agency, and I can remember reading through the list with our …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 0 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

waiting child highlight: Lifeline

April 4, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, Children Who Wait, Lifeline, Uncategorized 0 Comments

The following waiting children are all listed with Lifeline. Please contact them for more information. Collin Male age 3 years, left auditory meatus, aural deformity, left facial paralysis, HGB, HCT, MCV, MCH are low, suggest thalassemia test. Collin is such a sweet little boy who is described as being quiet and shy. Collin likes watching …Read More

special need highlight: Adopting a child with Osteogenesis Impefecta

April 2, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, Children Who Wait, 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

special need highlight: children with cancer (or in remission)

March 30, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, blood conditions, cancer, Children Who Wait, Family Stories, retinoblastoma 4 Comments

We tend to forget that our daughter had cancer. There are reminders, like the huge scar across her belly, but to us she is just our lively, lovable two-year daughter. We know that cancer is a scary word, and it was a scary time that Maya went through, but she survived it and we would …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: Girls listed with Heartsent

March 26, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, Children Who Wait, girls, Heartsent Adoptions 0 Comments

This post features three special little girls who are listed with Heartsent Adoptions. Please let them know if you are interested in any of these treasures! Meet Cicely Cicely is a precious little girl who has just turned 5 years old. She is blind, with no apparent light perception. Her file, and photos, are very …Read More

Find my Family: Yulia

March 24, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, ATWA, Children Who Wait, Down syndrome, Family Found 0 Comments

Update: My family has found me! Yulia is so darling, smart and happy! She was born in September of 2010. She can run, walk and jump down the stairs. She can say words like – mother, father, brother, sister, but her pronunciation is not very clear yet. She can follow simple instructions and if you …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