Waiting Child: Billy

May 22, 2017 Children Who Wait 0 Comments

Five year old Billy needs a family to give him unconditional love and affection. Billy lives in a foster family and was born with microtia of his ears, which impacts his hearing and speech. Billy is the definition of adorable! He’s a handsome, happy, cuddly, active, helpful, and athletic 5-year-old boy. Billy lives in a …Read More

Returned to the Orphanage: the Children of Guangdong

May 21, 2017 Children Who Wait, Lifeline, orphan ministry, other ways to care for the orphan 0 Comments

On March 21st, I came across a post from Lifeline’s China program director that said: “Please join us in praying for the precious children who are being cared for in our Foster Center in Zhanjiang, China. Because of some new laws being implemented this year in China, we were notified very unexpectedly last night that …Read More

Sofia Waits for a Family

May 20, 2017 Children Who Wait 0 Comments

Sofia is an extroverted 3-year-old who always has a smile on her face. She gets along with her friends and she likes to climb and play outdoors. Since Sofia likes climbing so much, she tries her best to walk by holding onto objects and can climb up a table and climb down. Sofia is expressive …Read More

Find My Family: Jude

May 19, 2017 Children Who Wait 0 Comments

Oh goodness, just look at this sweet smile. Read on… he’s even sweeter on the inside. Sweet-natured Jude celebrated his 11th birthday in October and is living in a foster family at an excellent facility in Beijing. Diagnosed with mild CP, Jude has worked tirelessly to overcome the challenges he faces. Recently he has taken …Read More

Waiting for You: Wes

May 18, 2017 Children Who Wait 0 Comments

Precious little Wes just celebrated his third birthday! Wes is described by his caregivers as sweet, gentle, and good natured. He was born with a spinal lumbar meningocele. He was found as a newborn and received surgery around one year. His legs are weak and have poor sensory input but he can stand with assistance. …Read More

Waiting for You: Leo

May 8, 2017 Children Who Wait 0 Comments

Two and a half year old Leo is a huggable, happy little boy! Leo is a Special Focus (SF) child listed on Agape Adoptions’ individual list. Leo’s Chinese name was given to him “in the hopes that he can soar to great heights just like a bird.” Leo is an outgoing little boy who has …Read More

Waiting Child: Grace

May 6, 2017 Children Who Wait 0 Comments

Beautiful six-year-old Grace is diagnosed with congenital deafness and retinoblastoma (eye cancer). With the inability to hear, Grace seldom communicated with the outside world in her infancy. By the age of 6 months, Grace received an official diagnosis of retinoblastoma and began chemotherapy. She received surgery on her right eye, where the cancer was located, …Read More

Find My Family: Sweet Holly

May 2, 2017 Children Who Wait, Chris 0 Comments

I’m so thrilled to advocate for sweet Holly. I met this precious little girl when she was a baby! Let me introduce you to her…. Holly is a beautiful 7 year old little girl with CP. She arrived at the orphanage as a newborn and was transferred as a one-week old infant to a group …Read More

Waiting Child Highlight: Willa

April 30, 2017 Children Who Wait 0 Comments

Willa was born February of 2012 and is waiting to be chosen by a family as their own. She is described as active, extroverted, and talkative. She likes to sing, listen to music, gets along well with others and has a ready smile. She goes up and down stairs unassisted, imitates drawing vertical lines, knows …Read More

Find My Family: Jonny

April 28, 2017 Children Who Wait 0 Comments

Meet adorable, almost-three year old Jonny. Jonny likes to look at himself in the mirror and make faces, smiling or opening his eyes and mouth wide. A restless and active boy, he is very interested in new things, and laughs loudly when he’s happy. Jonny was born in May 2015 and is diagnosed with Down …Read More

Find My Family: Bristol

April 26, 2017 Children Who Wait, Uncategorized 0 Comments

Goodness gracious – just look at that smile. Bristol was born in March 2015. She is a sensitive little girl and gazes at people when they talk to her. When her caregiver gently touches her on the head, she will call “mama” and smile. Bristol is diagnosed with Down syndrome, and also had surgery for …Read More

Urgent Medical Need: Owen

April 24, 2017 Children Who Wait 3 Comments

Owen is a precious 9 year old boy who is currently living in an amazing foster home near Beijing. Owen quickly adjusted to his new foster home and reports that he likes it there. He has become a kind big brother to many of the younger children living there. He wishes to have a family …Read More

Find My Family: Francesca

April 23, 2017 Children Who Wait 0 Comments

Beautiful Francesca, born in November 2012, is a happy girl who warms up to people quickly. She enjoys playing with other children and dancing to music. Sometimes she pats her caregiver’s shoulder and gives her a kiss – usually because she wants to eat whatever food her caregiver has! Francesca is diagnosed with Down syndrome, …Read More

Waiting for You: Shaw

April 22, 2017 Children Who Wait 1 Comments

Shaw is a precious three year old boy who waits for a family of his own. He is currently listed with WACAP with a $2,000 grant. He needs someone to help him put a smile on his sweet little face. Shaw’s primary special is transfusion dependent thalassemia. He also has some cardiac issues which may …Read More

Waiting to be Chosen: Libby

April 20, 2017 Children Who Wait 0 Comments

Libby (born January 2015) is a cheerful little girl who loves to play outside in the sun, and go to the supermarket. She laughs out loud when amused, and loves listening to music; she has learned how to twist the volume on the radio. She is currently listed with WACAP. In March 2016 she was …Read More

Find My Family: Allen

April 16, 2017 Children Who Wait 0 Comments

Two-year-old Allen is a sweet little boy who has the best smile. His life hasn’t been easy from the start, though. He came into care of the orphanage as a newborn and was found to have what his file says is meningocele, but appears to be an encephalocele. You can learn more about that here. …Read More

Waiting to be Chosen: Justin

April 10, 2017 Children Who Wait 0 Comments

Justin was born March of 2014 and is a delight! On a recent visit to his orphanage, his adoption agency (Wide Horizons for Children) just couldn’t get enough of this little one. Full of personality, and determination, Justin quickly imitated blowing “raspberries,” sustaining eye contact and giggling when it was the adult’s turn to make …Read More

Waiting to be Chosen: Drake and Lincoln

March 30, 2017 AWAA, Children Who Wait, Chris 1 Comments

America World Adoption Hope Journey team members share their stories about a couple of very special boys. Meet Drake. I nicknamed him “Handsome”. Behind his quiet demeanor, his eyes hold a deep look that is kind and brave. I have spent two days watching him tease his foster brothers and joke around with the boys …Read More

Waiting to be chosen: Bates, Canaan, and Heathton

March 26, 2017 AWAA, Children Who Wait, Chris 0 Comments

It’s all about the boys today! “Listen” as these Storytellers from America World Adoption – Journey of Hope – share their stories about three darling boys. Meet Bates: This cute little boy grabbed my attention at the opening ceremony as he made wantons out of play dough during craft time. Whenever I saw him, he …Read More

Waiting for a Family: Wallace

March 20, 2017 Children Who Wait, Liberty 0 Comments

Three-year-old Wallace couldn’t be cuter! He started rehabilitation training shortly after being found as an approximately one-month-old baby. Wallace loves to share and play with other children. He is shy around strangers, but opens up once comfortable. Wallace loves to be praised and enjoys spending time with familiar people. His file diagnoses him as having …Read More

Waiting Child: Seraphina

March 18, 2017 Children Who Wait, Liberty 0 Comments

It’s easy to see how this little cherub got her advocacy name- the face of an angel. Adorable Seraphina recently turned four! At the time her file was prepared (fall 2014), she had good use of her limbs and was able to sit on her own and walk with support. She wasn’t able to speak. …Read More

Waiting to be Chosen: Mary Beth

March 16, 2017 Children Who Wait, Liberty 0 Comments

Sweet Mary Beth recently turned 7 years old – such a fun age, yet Mary Beth has experienced such loss in her young life. Mary Beth spent her first five years with her parents, turning up at an orphanage in December of 2014. It is unknown whether her gender or her special needs caused her …Read More

Waiting to be Chosen: Caris and Saul

March 12, 2017 Children Who Wait, Chris 0 Comments

Members from the One Orphan Hope Journey Team (America World Adoption) share their stories of two very precious children… Read about Caris and her wait for a forever family. One of the highlights of my trip was coming back to the foster care center on the second day and seeing Caris. At the end of …Read More

Waiting to be Chosen: Jediah

March 10, 2017 Children Who Wait 5 Comments

Jediah is two years old and is one of the bravest little guys we know. He came to Shanghai Healing Home one year ago; scared and desperately needing his first heart surgery. Since having his surgery he has thrived in the care of SHH. He has a quiet and sweet personality, and a funny side …Read More

Three Delightful Boys: Wesson, Benz, and Ace

March 8, 2017 Children Who Wait, Chris 1 Comments

“Storytellers” from the One Orphan Hope Journey team had the privilege of meeting these remarkable children. Pull up a chair and “hear” all about them! Wonderful Wesson This little boy, with his shy smile and sweet spirit, stole my heart. We became buddies on our shopping trip to “Walmart” in China this past October. It …Read More

Waiting to be Chosen: Shane

March 6, 2017 Children Who Wait 0 Comments

This adorable toddler with the big grin is Shane. He was born May of 2015 and has been in the care of Heartsent’s partnership orphanage since December 2016. Shane’s intake exam, done when he was 7 months old, indicated that Shane showed delayed motor development (he was unable to sit or roll over). He received …Read More

The Dynamic Duo: Robin and Clyde

March 2, 2017 Children Who Wait, Chris 0 Comments

This year was a very special year as American World Adoption has sent many passionate teams to China. Each team member carries home the stories of countless children as they seek to advocate and speak up for waiting children. Read as a team member shares her story of two special children who have found friendship …Read More

Urgent Aging Out Child: YouYou

February 26, 2017 Children Who Wait 2 Comments

YouYou is 13 years old and has a year left until he ages out from the adoption program. His file reveals that he was found around his 3rd birthday. With testing, it was determined that he has Thalassemia. He receives transfusions every 1-2 months. YouYou is a curious and attentive boy. He is very interactive …Read More

Waiting Child Highlight: Evan

February 24, 2017 Children Who Wait 0 Comments

This cutie is Evan. Evan was estimated to be 4 years old when he was abandoned. He is now believed to be six, soon to turn seven. His abandonment was likely due to the high cost of blood transfusions, which he needs to treat his medical condition of Thalassemia. We are guessing that his family …Read More

Waiting to be Chosen: Teddy

February 18, 2017 Children Who Wait 0 Comments

Teddy is a sweet and playful 4 year-old who is thriving in his foster family! He was abandoned in 2015 at a railroad station, yet was not speaking much at the time. Due to his lack of words, he was diagnosed with Autism upon intake. His agency visited with him this past October, and they …Read More

Waiting to be Chosen: Sean

February 12, 2017 Children Who Wait 0 Comments

We had the pleasure of hosting Sean this winter, who came from the Jilin province in China. Sean is a very sweet, well-mannered and inquisitive boy. He is very interested in how things operate such as the washer/dryer, mixer, dishwasher, etc. He has a very relaxed personality and rarely seems upset or bored. Whatever you ask …Read More

Waiting to be Chosen: Frannie

February 10, 2017 Children Who Wait 0 Comments

Meet Frannie! Frannie, born July 2015, has immensely adorable chubby cheeks. When WACAP workers visited this cute little girl in April 2016, caregivers said she was an easy baby who didn’t have a temper. At that time, she could lay on her tummy and hold her head up. As of October 2016, she is now …Read More

Waiting to be Chosen: Tate

February 8, 2017 Children Who Wait 0 Comments

LOOK at this little LOVE! Tate is two years old and listed with Small World Adoptions. It sounds like he has captured the hearts of his foster parents as his file says he has a deep bond with them. His present physical state is good, his physical and mental development is all normal. He is …Read More

Selenez Waits

February 2, 2017 Children Who Wait 0 Comments

Meet today’s beautiful waiting child, Selenez! Selenez is a darling girl who is described as a bit shy, sweet natured, kind, caring, quiet and intelligent She is on grade level in her studies. She is simply a beautiful twelve year old girl who is paper ready tp be adopted with a special need of spinal …Read More

Waiting to be Chosen: Addison

February 1, 2017 Children Who Wait 0 Comments

Meet sweet Addison! Addison is an adorable five year old little girl who has waited a long time….. She was only one day old when she was found. After living in the orphanage for one week, Addison was moved into foster care. Her foster mother is a retired doctor who has not only taken very …Read More

Waiting to be Chosen: Liam

January 28, 2017 Children Who Wait 0 Comments

Liam is 8 years old and is a very happy little guy with the most contagious giggles you’ll ever hear. I have no doubt that he’ll bring much joy to his forever family. He was hosted in the US over the holiday season and this is what his host mom has to say about him: …Read More

Waiting to be Chosen: Wayland

January 26, 2017 Children Who Wait 0 Comments

I’d like to introduce you to a precious 7 year old boy. His name is Wayland, and he’s amazing. He delights in simple pleasures and always has a smile on his face. He is joyful, friendly, affectionate, thoughtful, social, tender, and incredibly patient. And he’s waiting for his family to find him. Through a trip …Read More

Waiting to be Chosen: Maya

January 22, 2017 Children Who Wait 1 Comments

Maya is a beyond precious 2 1/2 year-old girl who is waiting for her forever family to fall in love with her sweet face! Maya can sit independently and can reach for objects around her. She likes to play with her hands and sit on the rocking horse. Maya can stand up in front of …Read More

Waiting to be Chosen: Trent

January 20, 2017 Children Who Wait 0 Comments

Two year old Trent could not be any cuter? Trent knows the nanny who takes care of him and he is very close to her. He is active and has a ready smile. Trent likes to listen to music and enjoys toys that make sound. He can hold his bottle and he likes playing with …Read More

Waiting to be Chosen: Robert

January 18, 2017 Children Who Wait 2 Comments

In September of 2015, I met the most special baby boy in an orphanage in China. He was to be advocated for as ‘Robert.’ Robert was 14 months old at the time and he didn’t have a file even started. This precious baby boy was found abandoned in a toilet. Unfathomable to me, but I …Read More

Child Who Waits: Whittingham

January 16, 2017 Children Who Wait 0 Comments

“Yi, er, san, qiezi!” (One, two, three, eggplant!) I can still hear these words in my head and remember exactly how he says them. Every time I took my camera out, he would yell this phrase loudly and throw his two fingers up in the air in “V” and put them right in front of …Read More

Waiting to be Chosen: Gia and Gage

January 13, 2017 Children Who Wait 0 Comments

Meet Gia. Gia is 5 years old. She is a special focus child, on Lifeline’s individual list, and has a left finger deformity, G-6-PD deficiency, and Down syndrome. Gia gets along well with children in her class and uses gestures to express her own needs. It is reported that she is fairly attached to her …Read More

Child Who Waits: Lydia

January 8, 2017 Children Who Wait 2 Comments

We had the joy and blessing of hosting 11.5 year old Lydia this Christmas. Lydia is from the Jilin province, China. She lives at a boarding school for orphans and is a great student. Lydia absolutely LOVES to read and while she was here, she read Chinese versions of Harry Potter and Charlie and the …Read More

find my family: Timmy

January 6, 2017 Children Who Wait 0 Comments

Timmy is a precious little guy who needs a family so badly! He was born March of 2011 and admitted into the orphanage in August of 2011. He has cerebral palsy with high muscular tension. In May 2012 he was sent to Rehabilitation Hospital for treatment. At the beginning he could not raise his head, …Read More

Child Who Waits: Jude

January 4, 2017 Children Who Wait 0 Comments

Jude is a hardworking and caring 12 ½ year old (born April of 2004). He will age out of his eligibility for international adoption on his 14th birthday, so he is running out of time to find his forever family! Jude’s nannies report that he is shy around strangers, but he gets along well with …Read More

Waiting to be Chosen: Faith

December 26, 2016 Children Who Wait 0 Comments

Meet beautiful Faith, new to Lifeline’s Partner list. Faith is 5 years old with a special need of Down syndrome. She is able to play by herself, make gestures to communicate, and hold a spoon to feed herself. Faith is described as very lovely – with white skin, a ruddy face and big eyes. She …Read More

Child Who Waits: Feng

December 22, 2016 Children Who Wait 0 Comments

Feng is an adorable just-turned 8 year old girl with an infectious smile. Feng hopes to some day have the warmth of a family all her own. Feng cannot walk but she can get on and off of her bike and pedal around the orphanage on it. When not on the bike she pulls herself …Read More

Child Who Waits: Brady

December 14, 2016 Children Who Wait 0 Comments

This handsome young man is Brady! He is listed with CCAI. He is 12 years old and will turn 13 in February of 2017. He is hoping to find his forever family before he ages out of his eligibility for international adoption on his 14th birthday in 2018! His medical needs are listed as Club …Read More

Child Who Waits: Peter

December 8, 2016 Children Who Wait 0 Comments

Peter was born in July 2009 and due to nerve damage in his ears he is deaf, however, he uses body language and gestures to express his needs. Peter is described as active, friendly and energetic. They say he is very thoughtful and caring and will often help out a blind child by accompanying her …Read More

Child Who Waits: Oliver

December 6, 2016 Children Who Wait 0 Comments

Oliver is an adorable little toddler boy who is waiting for a family to call his own. He was born November of 2013. In his medical file, he is listed as has having post-operative congenital cataract as well as being diagnosed with bilateral hearing loss and chronic otitis media. However, he received surgery for Cochlear …Read More

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