find my family: Wesley

October 4, 2015 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 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 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 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 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

Waiting for You: Bonnie Blu

September 24, 2015 Family Found 0 Comments

Bonnie Blu was born in January 2013 and is listed as having arthrogryposis multiplex congenita (AMC). She is currently listed with Small World Adoptions. Bonnie Blu is as enchanting as enchanting can be! Her video will quickly endear her to you as well. Her caregivers adore her and share this: “She is a favorite girl, …Read More

Find my Family: Judy

September 18, 2015 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 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 Family Found 0 Comments

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 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 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 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 Family Found 0 Comments

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 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 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 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

Little Jessica

August 10, 2015 Family Found 0 Comments

Little Jessica just turned 6 in May and is picture perfect!! She was found at about 3.5 years old and was unable to walk alone. She has increased muscular tension in her lower limbs. Upon admission she was noted to be quiet and adorable, liked to watch TV and draw, could use a spoon to …Read More

Find My Family: Joel

August 8, 2015 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 Child: Ethan

July 30, 2015 Family Found 0 Comments

Ethan is a handsome boy, who is 4 years old. He is listed with Hawaii International Child. He was found abandoned when he was 3 years old, and brought to the orphanage. They found him to be in good health, with the exception of low muscle tension in his legs. The doctor diagnosed him with …Read More

Waiting to Be Chosen: Jenny

July 26, 2015 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

Find My Family: Tommie

July 24, 2015 Family Found 0 Comments

Sweet Tommie really needs a family, let us tell you a bit more about him! Tommie turned 5 years old in May and has beta thalassemia major. He receives transfusions every two months, which is not as frequently as he would receive in the US or how often he needs to be able to grown …Read More

Waiting to be Chosen: Hamilton

July 20, 2015 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

urgent medical waiting child: Emery

July 14, 2015 Family Found 0 Comments

10 year old Emery is such a cutie! He’s been waiting for a family for far too long and he desperately needs a family to see him and to bring him home! Emery is diagnosed with beta thalassemia major. He needs blood transfusions approximately every 2-3 weeks and daily chelation medication to rid his body …Read More

find my family: Hank

July 12, 2015 Family Found 0 Comments

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 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 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 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: Cory

June 22, 2015 Family Found 0 Comments

Cory is a very cute, and very active little boy who is 3 years old! He has been diagnosed with probable muscular dystrophy (MD). Cory is on medication, and to date, has shown no physical signs of MD. However, his lab tests are indicative of MD. Cory has excellent gross and fine motor skills. His …Read More

find my family: Lia

June 18, 2015 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Family Found 0 Comments

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 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 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 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

a family for Rosie

April 16, 2015 Down syndrome, Family Found, International China Concern, Stefanie 0 Comments

I first learned about this precious girl on the Down Syndrome Adoption FB group and was immediately smitten. And when you see her picture, I’m sure you’ll agree. Those chubby legs. That black hair. Those pink cheeks. Oh my. Now that we are home with our Clementine, who also has Down syndrome, I have such a huge soft …Read More

find my family: Brayden

April 14, 2015 Family Found 4 Comments

Brayden was born in April 2012 and abandoned when he was 18 months old. After admission to the hospital he was diagnosed with Hemophilia A. His birth parents did leave a note so it is believed that his birth date is known. After spending about 6 months in a Care Center Brayden was transferred to …Read More

find my family: Maria

April 12, 2015 Family Found 4 Comments

Maria is 18 months old. She was born with a cleft lip and palate and was abandoned on the side of the road on the day she was born. She’s been getting great care in the orphanage (now living with a foster family within the orphanage) and is doing well. Maria also has a small …Read More

aging out child: Joseph

April 10, 2015 Family Found 1 Comments

Joseph was born in October 2001 and his special need is repaired cleft lip and repaired cleft palate.  I had the sincere pleasure of getting to meet him this past July while I was in China.  He lives in a foster care apartment within his orphanage with two older sisters and three younger siblings.  Joseph …Read More

find my family: Ruby

April 2, 2015 Family Found 0 Comments

Ruby is six years old and listed with Madison Adoption Associates. She lives with a foster family, who try their best to help her practice walking without assistance. Sara’s special need is listed as Cerebral Palsy. She can speak in full sentences, although her speech can be low and just a bit slow. She can …Read More

find my family: William

March 26, 2015 Family Found 0 Comments

Adorable 6.5 year old William is newly listed with Madison Adoption Associates. William is diagnosed as having hydrocephalus and spina bifida- tethered cord syndrome. He had surgery for both conditions. William is outgoing and active. He is talkative and quick to laugh. He gets along well with his friends when playing games. He is energetic …Read More

four families found

March 24, 2015 Family Found, fundraisers, Liberty 0 Comments

Advocating for Children Who Wait is an important part of what we do here on No Hands But Ours. We celebrate with great joy every time we learn that there is a Family Found for one of these children. Today we would like to share four children who were highlighted on NHBO who now have …Read More

Adopting a Child with Vision Impairment: 8 Things to Consider

March 23, 2015 Family Found, Family Stories, retinoblastoma, Sensory System, vision issues, vision loss 6 Comments

December 11, 2011 in Fujian was cool, damp and grey. We were waiting in a conference room at the hotel with another couple from the US. This wasn’t the first time we’d done this. We had waited in similar rooms four times prior to this; however, this time was very different. Long after, we would …Read More

Aging Out Child: Summer

March 22, 2015 Family Found 3 Comments

Summer will age out and no longer be available for adoption on her 14th birthday which is less than 2 months away on May 15th. She needs a family already in process who is motivated to expedite her adoption before this day. Summer has Cerebral Palsy and her gait is slightly affected. She is described …Read More

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