special need highlight: focus on congenital nevus

November 20, 2013 by nohandsbutours advocating, Children Who Wait, Congenital nevus, Family Stories, Skin Conditions 8 Comments

During the first few months of our adoption process, I poured through waiting child files and researched varying special needs in anticipation of finding our child.  When we finally got the call from our social worker telling us she had a file for us to look at, I was ecstatic. I thought we had a basic knowledge …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: BAAS

November 16, 2013 by nohandsbutours advocating, BAAS, Children Who Wait 2 Comments

Update: All of the girls in this post have been matched! BAAS has a new orphanage partnership in the Sichuan province. This orphanage has never before been open for International Adoption and has many beautiful children available for adoption. BAAS is committed to finding families for these adorable, bright, articulate, communicative, and happy children. Contact …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

waiting child highlight: limb differences

November 9, 2013 by nohandsbutours advocating, Children Who Wait, limb difference 0 Comments

I am Tina, one of the Advocacy Coordinators for NHBO. I have an adopted son who was born with limb differences. It is amazing to see all the things he can do just as well as any other child. Here is a recent picture of him: Meet three adorable waiting children who were born with …Read More

waiting child highlight

October 23, 2013 by nohandsbutours advocating, Children Who Wait, Dillon 0 Comments

Jonathan Jonathan is an extremely joyful five year old. His smile lights up the room. He has been in foster care in Hunan through Love Without Boundaries for the past three years. He attends kindergarten. His special needs are scoliosis, hand and ear deformities. His needs do not slow him down at all. He is …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