find my family: Ellie

December 20, 2014 by nohandsbutours Children Who Wait, Gladney 0 Comments

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Ellie is a cutie pie She is three years old She has a funny personality and makes everyone laugh She laughs a lot too and sweetly gives kisses She loves to scribble on paper She likes toys and playing with the stacking cups She is walking and can squat down and pick up a toy …Read More

Waiting with Cancer

December 18, 2014 by nohandsbutours cancer, Children Who Wait 0 Comments

The following children all wait to be chosen by a family. They are either battling cancer currently or have a history of cancer in their past. Children with this special need, understandably, wait a long time to be chosen by families. Aubrey from Xiamen with All God’s children She will be 3 in January and …Read More

find my family: Tony

December 16, 2014 by nohandsbutours Children Who Wait, shared list 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: Gwendolyn

December 14, 2014 by nohandsbutours Children Who Wait, Gladney 0 Comments

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Gwendolyn is a beautiful little girl who is four years old.  She was five months old when she came into orphanage care. Gwen was met by a visiting team this summer.  She is just full of personality.  She likes to play with blocks and loved the fruit snacks we brought.  She has a sweet tooth.   …Read More

find my family: Seth

December 12, 2014 by nohandsbutours Children Who Wait, shared list 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 boys, Children Who Wait, CHSFS 0 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: Nathaniel

December 8, 2014 by nohandsbutours boys, Children Who Wait, shared list 0 Comments

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Nathaniel is described as an outgoing child with a history of congenital cataracts. He enjoys learning English and has a wonderful memory for learning. His special needs are listed as Amblyopia, Intelligence Delay (even though his file says he is smart), and interocular lens eye. He was born March of 2004. He enjoys a good …Read More

find my family: Christopher

December 6, 2014 by nohandsbutours boys, Children Who Wait, shared list 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

Waiting Child Highlight: Four Girls with Madison

December 4, 2014 by nohandsbutours Children Who Wait, girls, Madison 0 Comments

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These four girls are listed with Madison Associates where they wait for a family to find them. Fran will be turning 7 in December and she is diagnosed as being deaf and having mild CHD. She has not receive any heart surgery and does not need it either. If not the medical exam, nobody will …Read More

Waiting Child Highlight: Four Boys Who Wait

December 2, 2014 by nohandsbutours boys, Children Who Wait, Madison 0 Comments

These four boys were part of a hosting program here in the United States this summer. They are now back in their orphanage. Many of their friends who were hosted have already been chosen and will have a forever family. Those children will soon be leaving their orphanage forever. These four will remain. Some of …Read More

Three Boys Who Wait With Hawaii International Child

November 30, 2014 by nohandsbutours Children Who Wait, Hawaii International Child 0 Comments

These three boys are all from China and are currently listed with Hawaii International Child (HIC). Seth: 22 month old baby boy born with Down syndrome as well as syndactyly of right thumb, which means he has an extra thumb fused to his right thumb. He doesn’t let this slow him down! He helps his …Read More

Find My Family: Mae

November 28, 2014 by nohandsbutours Children Who Wait, Wasatch 0 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 CCAI, Children Who Wait, girls 0 Comments

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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 is affectionate towards those she knows …Read More

find my family: Archie

November 22, 2014 by nohandsbutours boys, Children Who Wait 0 Comments

Archie, born in January of 2006, is almost 9 years old. And if you have ever been around a 9 year-old boy, you know that means lots of energy, action and FUN! Archie is ready to find his forever family…“with many other brothers and sisters,” he says. He is quite social, if couldn’t guess! At …Read More

find my family: Simeon

November 20, 2014 by nohandsbutours boys, Children Who Wait 0 Comments

We are so very happy to report that 13 of the original 15 Bamboo children have found their forever families. Nearly all are in their new homes and adjusting to the overwhelming love available to them by their parents & siblings…ADORE is not a strong enough word! And they are thriving; what some medical care, …Read More

find my family: Marilyn

November 12, 2014 by nohandsbutours Children Who Wait, GWCA 0 Comments

When the first thing someone say to describe you is that your “smile lights up a room” you must just radiate joy and that is how Marilyn is described by her current agency staff who recently met her. This shy and soft-spoken 8 year old has Down Syndrome and CHD (PDA). She does well at …Read More

find my family: Logan

November 10, 2014 by nohandsbutours Children Who Wait, Madison 1 Comments

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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 mentioning weekly transfusions. He does have …Read More

Day 9: waiting children with thalassemia

November 9, 2014 by nohandsbutours 30shareadoptionchallenge, advocating, Children Who Wait 0 Comments

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From Kelli: When I first approached a group of friends within the adoption community about the 30 Day Share Adoption Challenge, I asked if there was a group of children specifically that we should be sure to include in our advocacy posts. Immediately children with thalassemia came to the minds of many. 
There are many …Read More

find my family: Bryony

November 8, 2014 by nohandsbutours Children Who Wait, Heartsent Adoptions 0 Comments

Bryony is a beautiful girl who is 11 years old! She was born with a cleft lip and palate, both of which have been repaired. Bryony has some slight hearing loss, which does not affect her communication skills, but does cause her to miss some things said during classes. As a result, she may need …Read More

day 6: older child adoption

November 7, 2014 by nohandsbutours 30shareadoptionchallenge, advocacy; older child adoption, advocating, Children Who Wait 0 Comments

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Most children waiting for a family are labeled as a “special needs” child. Don’t let the label fool you, though. For most Americans, the term “special needs” automatically brings to mind severe and profound needs, but that isn’t always the case in adoption. For some children, their special need could be an optical need which …Read More

a child waits: Bethel’s Lili

November 6, 2014 by nohandsbutours CCAI, Children Who Wait 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 boys, Children Who Wait, GWCA 0 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

Urgent Medical Need: Evan

November 2, 2014 by nohandsbutours boys, Children Who Wait 0 Comments

Evan is 7 years old and is in desperate need of a family. He is diagnosed with complex heart disease and his future depends on being adopted very soon. Evan is described as smart and handsome. He likes to study and is able to remember songs and numbers quickly. He does well with completing daily …Read More

Lifeline: children from Kunming

October 31, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, Children Who Wait, Lifeline 0 Comments

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Please take a moment to view Lifeline’s waiting children that are highlighted below. If you have any questions, or want more information on any of these children or a child you see on Lifeline’s website, please contact them here.   Kailey – female, age 9 years, cleft palate. Kailey is a sweet little girl who …Read More

find my family: Luke

October 30, 2014 by nohandsbutours Children Who Wait, Lifeline 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

a family for Jude

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

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A while back we shared about a little girl named Lee Lee who needed a forever family. And today we have another little one who needs a forever family of his own. This is Jude. We met him this summer when we visited the orphanage where he lives. He is almost 8 years old. It …Read More

Find my Family: Sam

October 20, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, Children Who Wait 0 Comments

Sam is fun, engaging, and is now eleven years old. His age and the fact that he is a boy are likely his biggest special needs. He has seen many friends be adopted, yet he still waits. How hard that must be for this sweet eleven year old, to dream of a family yet never …Read More

waiting child highlight: boys with hemophilia

October 18, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, Children Who Wait 0 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: Jack

October 14, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, Children Who Wait, Faith International Adoptions 0 Comments

Meet Jack! This handsome little guy will turn 2 in October. He is described as outgoing and active. He loves snuggling and attention, both of which he welcomes with a smile. According to his caregivers, because he is often smiling, he is lovely and adored. It doesn’t get much sweeter than that! His video can …Read More

Find My Family: Delilah

October 10, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, Children Who Wait, GWCA 0 Comments

Dainty Delilah! Little Delilah’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

Two Children Who Urgently Need Families: Mariella and Brayden

October 6, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, Children Who Wait 1 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

find my family: Claire

October 2, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, Children Who Wait, WACAP 0 Comments

Meet Claire! Claire was born in January 2012 and is a quiet, introverted little girl. She was diagnosed with a heart condition when she was admitted to the orphanage at nine months old, but a later ultrasound showed her heart to be normal. Her development has lagged behind, and a CT scan reveals a brain …Read More

waiting child highlight: International China Concern

September 19, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, Children Who Wait, International China Concern 0 Comments

In 1993, a newborn baby girl was brought to a Chinese orphanage. She lived less than 24 hours. She died without a name. Without a family. But her short life touched one man, and he started International China Concern (ICC). That man, David Gotts, thought there had to be another way, a better way, for …Read More

waiting child highlight: 3 boys with lifeline

September 14, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, Children Who Wait, Lifeline 0 Comments

Please take a moment to view our waiting children that we have highlighted below. We have many children waiting to find their forever families. If you would like additional information on any of these children or a child you see on our website please contact us. We are happy to answer any questions you have …Read More

waiting child highlight: twelve is terrific!

September 6, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, boys, Children Who Wait, WACAP 0 Comments

Archer, born October 2002, is a charismatic boy, who was not shy when our staff (WACAP) saw him on a trip. He seemed to enjoy having an audience, and performed some cartwheels and breakdance moves! Caregivers report he loves all sports, but especially basketball. Archer is deaf, and does not speak. He attends a boarding …Read More

Special Need Highlight: Adopting a Child with Phenylketonuria (PKU)

September 4, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, Children Who Wait, PKU 0 Comments

Phenylketonuria is an inherited metabolic disorder that causes the body not to break down phenylalanine, an amino acid found in protein. In untreated PKU patients phenylalanine builds up in the brain causing intellectual disabilities, seizures, emotional instability, and other severe problems. Treatment for PKU is a combination of metabolic formula, low protein diet (often including …Read More

Find My Family: Rosie

September 2, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, Children Who Wait, girls, Lifeline 1 Comments

Adorable Rosie is 7 years old and is listed as deaf/unable to speak, postoperative congenital megacolon and completely precious. This beautiful girl is on Lifeline’s special focus list. This sweet child’s file is heartbreaking. When Rosie was 4 years old, she was diagnosed with abdominal distension, which was finally repaired. Her file clearly shows a …Read More

find my family: Quinn

August 26, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, boys, Children Who Wait, WACAP 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

find my family: Jessee

August 24, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, boys, Children Who Wait, Heartsent Adoptions 0 Comments

Jesse is a very handsome and likable boy who turned 8 years old in June, and is new to the agency list at Heartsent Adoptions. Jesse was born with arthrogryposis, which mainly affects his wrists, elbows, and ankles. He had surgery on his legs in 2010, which was very successful. He can walk and is …Read More

find our family: Sisters

August 22, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, Children Who Wait, CHSFS, girls, siblings 6 Comments

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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 a happy family. They must be …Read More

Find My Family: Robert

August 16, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, boys, Children Who Wait, Small World Adoptions 0 Comments

2 year old Robert is an active boy with an easy sweet smile. He enjoys learning and playing with balls and sharing toys. He is able to communicate well with others and is actively engaged in all activities. He is described as sensible, cute and obedient with a strong curiosity . He has had surgery …Read More

Find My Family: Clover

August 14, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, Children Who Wait, girls 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: Braden

August 6, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, BAAS, boys, Children Who Wait 1 Comments

This cheerful 5 year old has such a sad story! Braden was abandoned just last year. Almost immediately, he was placed in a kinship home, where he has done very well. He is smart, learns well and has good common sense. He has done very well in kindergarten! He has exotropia and deformed feet. He …Read More

Find My Family: Briana

August 4, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, Children Who Wait, girls, Gladney 0 Comments

Briana is a beautiful little 3 going on 4-year-old girl. She is in a group foster care type of home. Briana is able to take care of many of her own needs and is toilet trained. She speaks in long sentences. Briana’s special need is developmental delay, but she does very well! She can run …Read More

a family for Lee Lee

August 2, 2014 by nohandsbutours adoption situations, advocating, Children Who Wait, Down syndrome 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

waiting child highlight: older children

July 30, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocacy; older child adoption, advocating, Children Who Wait, Lifeline 0 Comments

Please take a moment to view the older waiting children with Lifeline that are highlighted below. Lifeline has many children waiting to find their forever families. If you would like additional information or have questions regarding any of these children or a child you see on the website here, please contact Annie Hamlin for more …Read More

waiting child highlight: WACAP

July 28, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, Children Who Wait, WACAP 0 Comments

Two precious children – who don’t even have a specific special need – waiting for their forever family to find them. Both are on WACAP’s designated list and have a $2000 grant for qualified families. Juliet, born April 2002, can be a little shy in unfamiliar settings, but once you get to know her she …Read More

waiting child highlight: Oh, those boys!

July 26, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, Children Who Wait, WACAP 0 Comments

Many people not familiar with China adoptions are surprised to find out that approximately 75% of children waiting to be adopted in China are, in fact, boys. There are many factors that have caused this staggering number of boys to wait…some of them for a really long time. As the mom of 3 amazing boys, …Read More

Find my Family: Joseph

July 16, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, Children Who Wait, WACAP 0 Comments

Joseph is JOYFUL! Can’t you see? Every picture seems to capture the way his whole face lights up when he smiles! Joseph recently turned 5 years old. He is active, extroverted and energetic. The fact that he is a happy boy and gets along well with others has been notated in his file more than …Read More

waiting child highlight: small world adoptions

July 12, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, Children Who Wait, Small World Adoptions 0 Comments

All of the following children are listed with Small World Adoption Agency. Contact Lisa for more info. Matthew, male, 2 ½, is listed as having CHD, VSD, complex heart condition. He is able to do lots of things, stack objects, throw balls and understand simple instructions. The orphanage staff says he is a very smart …Read More