find my family: Jolie

January 20, 2015 by nohandsbutours Family Found 1 Comments

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This beautiful little girl is six years old and said to be extroverted, active and restless. Jolie is stated to have good communication skills, can express herself well and gets along well with other children. Her file states that she has, “Good physical and mental development, similar with other children of her age.” Precious Jolie …Read More

Aging Out Child: Cody

January 18, 2015 by nohandsbutours Family Found 2 Comments

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Update: My Family Found Me! Cody ages out this July, he needs a family to adopt him before his fourteenth birthday. He has mild hemophilia, his future and health depend on being adopted. His future, should he remain an orphan in China, is bleak. Cody was found abandoned at a bus station when he was …Read More

find my family: May

January 16, 2015 by nohandsbutours Family Found 0 Comments

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Meet adorable 1.5 year old May! May is listed with Madison Adoption Associates via an orphanage partnership. She is diagnosed as having paralysis of lower limbs and abnormal development of sacral vertebrae. Videos: One, Two, Three and Four. Password: Adoptmaa Madison’s guide has met her and said that her legs have no feeling. She is …Read More

find my family: Craig

January 14, 2015 by nohandsbutours Family Found 0 Comments

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Craig is a precious 27 month old boy listed with Madison Adoption Associates. Craig’s language development is behind normal kids and his mental is a little lower than normal kids. He is not talking yet. He can only say something like “mama” and “baba.” He gets along well with other kids. He plays with them …Read More

Waiting Child Who is HIV Positive: Edward

January 12, 2015 by nohandsbutours Family Found 0 Comments

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HIV is a virus which affects the immune system, and is managed by medication. With proper treatment people who are HIV positive have normal life expectancies, including full lives with marriages and children. One of the biggest challenges is facing the stigma. In China the stigma is worse, and HIV positive orphans have a bleak …Read More

Urgent Medical Need: Everett

January 10, 2015 by nohandsbutours Family Found 9 Comments

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Everett is a ten year old boy diagnosed with thalassemia who is waiting for a family of his own. His file is on the shared list so he can be pursued by a family or single woman working with any agency. It is very important that Everett is adopted as he is dependent on blood …Read More

find my family: CiCi

January 6, 2015 by nohandsbutours Family Found 3 Comments

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CiCi was born June of 2013. she is a sweet toddler who is bright, active and smart. By 6 months of age, she was rolling over and learning to sit. By 9 months, she could sit unassisted and had started holding onto her bed rails to stand. By 1 year old, she was crawling and …Read More

Find My Family: Ya

January 4, 2015 by nohandsbutours Family Found 0 Comments

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Oh my goodness! Just look at adorable Ya! She was born October of 2007 and has Down Syndrome. This is what is said about her: “Ya is an extremely adorable child. If you ask her what her name is, she will tell you to call her Ya Ya. If you ask her how old she …Read More

find my family: Wallace

January 2, 2015 by nohandsbutours Family Found 3 Comments

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Wallace, born March 2013, is an extroverted little boy with big bright eyes and a cute smile; caregivers want to kiss his chubby cheeks every time they see him, and who can blame them?! He especially enjoys listening to music, and will sit quietly enraptured by it. This sweet boy loves to complete puzzles and …Read More

find my family: Ridge

December 24, 2014 by nohandsbutours Family Found 0 Comments

Update: My family has found me! Ridge is a sweet little guy who was born in July of 2013, he is so young! He came into care as an infant, and was found to have a club foot (left) with toe deformities, and some finger deformities of both hands. His club foot seems to be …Read More

All I Want for Christmas

December 22, 2014 by nohandsbutours Family Found 3 Comments

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I’d like to share a story about a little boy. A boy who was “almost” my son. A boy who has been waiting for over 2 years for a family to choose him. To be his forever. You see, when he was 2 his paperwork was filed. And we read his file and saw his …Read More

find my family: Tony

December 16, 2014 by nohandsbutours Family Found 0 Comments

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Tony was born at the end of August of 2009. He has bright eyes and a “cleverish” mouth according to his caregivers. He is a clever (which in China means bright and smart) and skilled child who is very sensible. He shares his toys and will pick up toys for the other children and comfort …Read More

find my family: Devin

December 14, 2014 by nohandsbutours Family Found 1 Comments

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Beautiful Devin will be turning five next month. She is newly designated to Madison Adoption Associates. She has a $1,000 special focus grant. Other grants may be available based on the adoptive family circumstances. Grants are awarded as agency fee reductions. Devin is diagnosed with post-op congenital heart disease- VSD and she is profoundly deaf. …Read More

find my family: Seth

December 12, 2014 by nohandsbutours Family Found 0 Comments

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Precious Seth was born October of 2010 and is listed as having a sensitive special need, and an abnormal screening. His file, which can be requested by an agency, provides clarity on this amazingly sweet little guy’s needs. Seth is a handsome little boy with a sweet demeanor. He is described as shy but is …Read More

Best Friends Hoping to be Adopted Together!

December 10, 2014 by nohandsbutours Family Found 1 Comments

Boy do we have a treat for you today! Best friends so close that the agency they are listed with is advocating they be adopted together as brothers! “H” and “Y” are often found together playing chess and both enjoy art. They have high aspirations when they grow up and wish to be a chemist …Read More

find my family: Christopher

December 6, 2014 by nohandsbutours Family Found 1 Comments

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He’s sweet. He’s adorable. He’s four years old. And he’s blind. At nine months of age this child was brought to the orphanage and was blessed with a wonderful nanny who is responsible for the amazing little boy that he is today. He does not exhibit any of the typical body rocking/hand flapping traits that …Read More

Find My Family: Mae

November 28, 2014 by nohandsbutours Family Found 1 Comments

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Mae is only 1 and has Down syndrome and CHD. Mae likes the most to play with other children and the time of playing with her little companions would be her happiest moment of her day. She is a clever and docile girl; She will get exited when seeing food in the caretaker’s hands and …Read More

Find My Family: Fei

November 26, 2014 by nohandsbutours Family Found 0 Comments

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Update: My Family Has Found Me! Met 1 yr old Fei. Fei’s special needs are listed as Hip Dysplasia, Malformed Limb – Lower, Meningocele, but her biggest need is a family! This is what her caregivers say about her: “Fei is growing into a beautiful little girl. She is extremely adorable and clever. Little Fei …Read More

Caring Creatively

November 21, 2014 by Desiree adoption community, Advocacy, Desiree, orphan ministry, orphan prevention 0 Comments

November is National Adoption Month. Pretty cool, huh? You would think that this is primarily a “Christian holiday” but I’ve been thrilled to see the secular media highlighting adoption & foster care and even adoption ministries throughout the month. (See Huffington Post article HERE.) But adoption is just one, albeit amazing, facet of God’s call to …Read More

find my family: Emma

November 18, 2014 by nohandsbutours Family Found 0 Comments

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Update: My Family has Found Me! Emma was born November of 2005 and is listed as having Cerebral Palsy and a history of Hepatitis B. She is turning nine years old this year and continues to wait for a family of her own. She was born November of 2005. Emma’s file is a single page …Read More

Advocacy and Social Media: What’s not to “like”?

November 17, 2014 by nohandsbutours Advocacy, Sheryl, thalassemia 1 Comments

Ah, social media. Sometimes I don’t know whether to love it or loath it. But it’s here, and most of use it.  Think about it: how many times have you “liked” a post? How many times have you made a comment? Or even “shared” something you saw that struck you as funny, important or thought-provoking? …Read More

find my family: Becca

November 16, 2014 by nohandsbutours Family Found, girls, shared list 1 Comments

UPDATE: My Family Found Me! Is anyone looking for a precious seven year old girl to join their family? We have a treat for you today. This precious girl is Becca. She was born December of 2007 and abandoned at two years of age. She lives in an orphanage in Southern China and gets along …Read More

find my family: Lai

November 14, 2014 by nohandsbutours CCAI, Family Found 0 Comments

Update: My family has found me! On February 27, 2009, Lai was found abandoned. He just turned 8 years old with a birthdate of October 2006. He is a shy, delicate and handsome little boy. His demeanor is really peaceful, and when he sees a stranger, he stands very still and does not talk. If …Read More

find my family: Logan

November 10, 2014 by nohandsbutours Family Found 1 Comments

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Update: My Family Has Found Me! Two year old Logan is listed with Madison Adoption Associates via an orphanage partnership. Logan is diagnosed with alpha thalassemia but his file notes that he receives regular transfusions, which is not typical of kids with alpha thalassemia. Madison asked for clarification from the orphanage because of his file …Read More

day 8: Hope

November 8, 2014 by nohandsbutours 30shareadoptionchallenge, Family Found 3 Comments

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There are millions of children awaiting a family and as you begin the process or have already been through it and choose to search waiting child lists, you’ll see the sad faces of thousands of children. Each one waiting for the one thing that all of us are able to give to them – a …Read More

a child waits: Bethel’s Lili

November 6, 2014 by nohandsbutours Family Found 0 Comments

Sweet Lili is a three year old beauty. She currently lives in the Bethel foster home, a fantastic organization in China serving blind and visually impaired children! Lili is blind as a result of having both eyes removed due to retinoblastoma. She has been in remission for 18 months and has been thriving under the …Read More

find my family: sam

November 4, 2014 by nohandsbutours Family Found 1 Comments

Little Sam is 3 years old! Sam has a few orthopedic conditions including Osteogenesis Imperfecta, scoliosis, and a difference of his right elbow and ankle joint. He is mobile and his file states he just can’t jump. People believe that he may be a little delayed compared to his peers but it may also be …Read More

November 1: the first day of National Adoption Month

November 1, 2014 by nohandsbutours 30shareadoptionchallenge, Advocacy 4 Comments

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November is National Adoption Month. And for the next 30 days, we will be partnering with Kelli Bloomquist – who has shared with us here before – and a host of other adoptive mamas in a 30 Day Share Adoption Challenge. The goal is to help spread the word, as far and as wide as …Read More

find my family: Luke

October 30, 2014 by nohandsbutours Family Found 1 Comments

Oh my… What a sweet face!! Dear precious Luke is 5 years old and he is listed with Lifeline Adoption. He is Special Focus and his special need is club feet. Just look at this adorable little face, he needs a family to turn that little frown upside down. This precious little guy was found …Read More

Southern Hospitality 2014 is underway

October 22, 2014 by nohandsbutours Advocacy, Lifeline 0 Comments

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  From Lifeline’s website: Our goal in this endeavor is to shower these children with love, introduce them to the culture of the southern United States, and provide them with some unique experiences. This event is also an important element in our on-going development of our orphanage partnerships in China. Through our partnership orphanages we …Read More

waiting child highlight: boys with hemophilia

October 18, 2014 by nohandsbutours Family Found 3 Comments

If you know someone considering a boy, share with them these precious faces. Each of these boys has hemophilia, which is so manageable in the United States. Right now, these boys’ access to treatment varies, depending on their location. But, once they age out, they will have little to no access to treatment at all. …Read More

find my family: Channing

October 16, 2014 by nohandsbutours Advocacy, CCAI, Family Found 0 Comments

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Update: My Family has Found Me! Channing is now over 5 years old. He is extremely cute, and his big eyes are bright and sparkling, as if they could speak. Under his delicate nose, his sweet mouth has grown into quite the talker. Everyone really likes him. However, Channing tends to speak a little childishly …Read More

Find my Family: Yan Bo

October 13, 2014 by nohandsbutours Advocacy, ATWA 1 Comments

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Goodness, have we got a special little boy for you to meet today! This is Yan Bo, affectionately called “Bobo” who is listed has having a repaired cleft lip and palate and drooping eyelids by his orphanage. Isn’t he adorable? He is listed with ATWA and all his agency fees are waived. If a family adopts …Read More

find my family: kylee

October 12, 2014 by nohandsbutours Advocacy, Faith International Adoptions, Family Found 0 Comments

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Update: My Family Has Found Me! Meet beautiful Kylee! Born in October 2011, her caregivers describe her as optimistic and smiley. She loves to be around others and is energetic. She enjoys being outdoors and loves toys with sound. It is believed that Kylee was born prematurely and has experienced hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE), although …Read More

Find My Family: Jade

October 10, 2014 by nohandsbutours Family Found 0 Comments

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Dainty JADE! Little Jade’s most favorite thing to do is play with dolls. While she has a few different medical needs, she is simply a sweet little two year old girl. She is a special child who is hoping for her very own special family to love and cherish her. She is post-operative for anal …Read More

find my family: Jonah

October 8, 2014 by nohandsbutours Advocacy, boys, Family Found, WACAP 1 Comments

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Update: My family has found me! Jonah is just 3 years old and is a very smart little fellow. His motor skills are age appropriate and he has good eye-hand coordination. He can communicate using sentences made up of 5-10 words, but is still working on expressing his needs verbally. He often uses actions in …Read More

Two Children Who Urgently Need Families: Mariella and Brayden

October 6, 2014 by nohandsbutours Advocacy, Family Found 3 Comments

All children need families.  We know this.  And if you are even reading this post, then you are probably aware that the need for families to step forward and care for orphans worldwide is GREAT.  It is actually quite overwhelming at times.  Someone even told me the other day while having a conversation about the …Read More

aging out child: Tula

September 30, 2014 by nohandsbutours Advocacy, aging-out child, Family Found, older child adoption 5 Comments

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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

Hydrocephalus and Baby Hope

September 29, 2014 by nohandsbutours Advocacy, hydrocephalus 4 Comments

In the world of adoption advocacy, I’ve kind of become the mom that everyone asks about hydrocephalus. When a parent is reviewing a file of a hydro baby and has questions or is looking for a medical team to take a look, I always seem to get tagged in their advocacy post. “Kelli has a …Read More

find my family: Timmy

September 28, 2014 by nohandsbutours Family Found 0 Comments

Update: My Family has found me! This little guy is Timmy. He was born July of 2009. He has been in an orphanage since he was 5 months old. This young man is developing well. He is a great sleeper and eater. He is talkative and loves to sing and play games. He enjoys playing …Read More

aging out child: Jonathon

September 18, 2014 by nohandsbutours Advocacy, aging-out child, Family Found, older child adoption 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

find my family: Aaron

September 10, 2014 by nohandsbutours Family Found 0 Comments

Update: My family has PA! Aaron was born in April of 2013 and found a few days later. Aaron’s special need is listed as post-operative congenital esophageal atresia revascularization and post-operative transverse colostomy. His adoption file was completed in June 2014 when he was 13 months old. They report he is living with a foster …Read More

waiting child highlight: Judah urgent medical need

August 30, 2014 by nohandsbutours Advocacy, Family Found 1 Comments

Update: My Family Has Found Me! Judah, born October 2010, is a quiet child who is afraid of strangers, and likes to play with those he knows. He was found at two years old, he was thin, weak and could walk on his own. Once he got used to the new environment he could say …Read More

find my family: Quinn

August 26, 2014 by nohandsbutours Family Found 0 Comments

Quinn, born May 2010, is adored by everyone because of his sweet smile, chubby face, and polite manners. When he sees a caretaker who has been gone for a few days, he will tell them how he missed them. A curious child, he wants to learn and explore new things, and asks lots of “Why” …Read More

one-of-a-kind opportunity through Lifeline

August 25, 2014 by nohandsbutours adoption situations, Lifeline 0 Comments

From Lifeline: Lifeline Children’s Services is excited to announce that we will be hosting twelve children from Kunming City, China as part of our first ever hosting program! The hosting program, “Southern Hospitality 2014”, will be held in Hattiesburg, MS on October 12-26, 2014. We are inviting families to join us in Hattiesburg to help …Read More

find our family: Sisters

August 22, 2014 by nohandsbutours Family Found 6 Comments

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Update: Our Family Has Found Us! It is very rare to see siblings available for adoption from China. This is a unique opportunity to bring home this set of beautiful sisters. They were born in March of 2004 and March of 2006 and they both state that they would like to be adopted and have …Read More

find my family: Sammy

August 18, 2014 by nohandsbutours Family Found 0 Comments

Update: My family has found me! Sammy just turned 5 years old and we are praying this is his last birthday as an orphan. Sammy’s file is on the shared list, which means a family working with any Hague accredited agency can pursue his adoption. He was able to attend Bring Me Hope camp once …Read More

Find My Family: Clover

August 14, 2014 by nohandsbutours Family Found 0 Comments

Clover is outgoing and friendly but she prefers familiar people. She is playful and super smiley and when her favorite teacher scoops her you will hear her contagious deep belly laughs! Clover enjoys animals, books, moving toy cars and balls. She understands simple instructions, gestures to show “good-bye” and “hug” and understands the meaning of …Read More

Find My Family: Shamus

August 12, 2014 by nohandsbutours Family Found 2 Comments

Update: My family has found me! This cherubic little 3 year old is still waiting for his family! He is Shamus with BAAS, and Lucas with Reese’s Rainbow. He has a complex CHD that will require another surgery when he is 5. He had a bilateral two way Glenn procedure in 2011. As you can …Read More

a family for Lee Lee

August 2, 2014 by nohandsbutours adoption situations, Advocacy, Down syndrome, Family Found 2 Comments

This is Lee Lee. She was born in late 2011 with Down’s Syndrome and wears that extra chromosome well! She currently resides in an orphanage in northeast China where she gets lots of attention and love from the orphanage staff. She was very curious and apprehensive of us as I’m sure she had never seen …Read More

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