Prayer Mama

July 5, 2015 by nohandsbutours Children Who Wait, epidermolysis bullosa, orphan ministry, other ways to care for the orphan, Whitney 0 Comments

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There are adoptive families of all sorts. Families who adopt and have biological children. Families who have only adopted children. Families who adopt more than one over several years. Families who adopt two at the same time. Families who adopt only one. Families who knew from the start that they would adopt one day, and …Read More

Urgent Medical Need: Kenneth

July 4, 2015 by nohandsbutours Children Who Wait 2 Comments

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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 by nohandsbutours Children Who Wait 0 Comments

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Precious little Lenny is 1 year old and is listed as a special focus file with Lifeline through an orphanage partnership. 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 …Read More

find my family: Katie

June 28, 2015 by nohandsbutours Children Who Wait 0 Comments

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Katie is, and always has been, a favorite at her orphanage! She was born in August of 2013 and found shortly after birth. Her file says, “the child is optimistic, has rich facial expression, the child has a ready smile, although there are so many small dark spots, this does not affect her lovely, she …Read More

Maddox Waits

June 24, 2015 by nohandsbutours Children Who Wait 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 by nohandsbutours Children Who Wait 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 by nohandsbutours Children Who Wait 0 Comments

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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

Bamboo Project 2.0: Summer 2015

June 17, 2015 by nohandsbutours Children Who Wait, Desiree, Down syndrome 0 Comments

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One question I am asked the most in regards to special needs adoption is “Why Down syndrome?” It seems like a fair question, but I just don’t seem to remember a specific event in my life that echoed “You will parent a child with more chromosomes than you!” Overwhelmingly, when you speak to families who …Read More

find my family: Hadley

June 16, 2015 by nohandsbutours Children Who Wait 0 Comments

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“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

Waiting child highlight: congenital adrenal hyperplasia

June 12, 2015 by nohandsbutours Children Who Wait, Congenital adrenal hyperplasia 2 Comments

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The special children we are highlighting today have all been diagnosed with congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH). Their adrenal glands lack an enzyme needed to make certain hormones. This is treated with daily oral medication (typically 3-4 times a day) for life. There are some wonderful resources available for families affected by this condition. A file review by …Read More

Sweet Caroline

June 10, 2015 by nohandsbutours Children Who Wait 1 Comments

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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

a family for Scout

June 8, 2015 by nohandsbutours Children Who Wait, Stefanie 1 Comments

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A few months ago, I posted about a little girl named Rosie. I had seen her on the Down syndrome adoption FB group, and was simply taken with her. She was precious in every way and I was surprised that a family hadn’t already come forward for her. She continued to wait and I began to wonder if maybe …Read More

find my family: Christina

June 8, 2015 by nohandsbutours Children Who Wait 0 Comments

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Who is the sweet little girl in the puffy yellow coat? It’s cute little Christina! Two year old Christina is “quiet and adored.” She has a lower limb disability and cerebral palsy. She cannot crawl or walk, and her language skills are described as weak. She enjoys playing with brightly colored toys. She is able …Read More

Now We are Six: Jackson and Lulu

June 6, 2015 by nohandsbutours Children Who Wait 0 Comments

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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

waiting child highlight: AWAA

June 4, 2015 by nohandsbutours AWAA, Children Who Wait 0 Comments

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Today we are sharing four precious boys who are listed with America World Adoption. Questions and inquires can be sent here. All four of these sweet boys have Down syndrome – you can read more about Down syndrome on NHBO here. Curtis is a precious little 2 year old boy who is waiting for a forever …Read More

Lifeline: The Wonderful Boys from Winter Camp 2015

June 1, 2015 by nohandsbutours Children Who Wait, Lifeline 0 Comments

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From Lifeline: “Snips and snails and puppy dog tails, that’s what little boys are made of.” This is certainly true for all of our precious camp boys! Every single one of these beautiful little boys loved just being able to be a boy; climbing, playing soccer and basketball, fishing and exploring the great outdoors! Please …Read More

find my family: Libby

May 30, 2015 by nohandsbutours Children Who Wait 0 Comments

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Two year old Libby is listed with Madison Adoption Associates via an orphanage partnership. She is the most precious little thing! Libby is diagnosed as having refractive amblyopia (it is suggested she wear glasses), CHD-ASD, microcephaly, and mental delay. In December of 2014, Libby joined a foster family. At the age of 19 months, she …Read More

waiting for a family: Felicity

May 28, 2015 by nohandsbutours Children Who Wait 0 Comments

You are not even going to believe the preciousness we have in store for you today! Felicity! Felicity was born in February of 2011. She is very social and loves to play with other kids. She’s been diagnosed with Down syndrome. A natural little leader, she can become loud trying to get the other children …Read More

find my family: Langston

May 26, 2015 by nohandsbutours Children Who Wait 0 Comments

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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 by nohandsbutours Children Who Wait 2 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

find my family: Timmy

May 22, 2015 by nohandsbutours Children Who Wait 0 Comments

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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

find my family: Samantha

May 20, 2015 by nohandsbutours Children Who Wait 2 Comments

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Samantha is listed with WASATCH and is diagnosed with scoliosis. Samantha was 5 years old on admission, cautious to new environment, observed her surroundings with curiosity. Under the excellent care of caregivers and patient guide of teachers, she gradually adjusted to the environment and she has become outgoing and has had good living habits. At …Read More

aging out: Averi and Richie

May 16, 2015 by nohandsbutours Children Who Wait 0 Comments

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Averi, born in October 2001, is now 13 years old. She loves to perform and is quite gifted in singing and dancing. Averi desires to have a family of her own. Is your family missing a young performer? On a spring day in 2002, 6 month old Averi was found in a local park. After …Read More

find my family: Benjamin

May 12, 2015 by nohandsbutours Children Who Wait 0 Comments

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Benjamin is 11 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

urgent medical need: Miles

May 10, 2015 by nohandsbutours Children Who Wait 3 Comments

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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 by nohandsbutours Children Who Wait 0 Comments

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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

find my family: Gavin

May 6, 2015 by nohandsbutours Children Who Wait 0 Comments

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Gavin is a precious little guy who was born at the end of September 2012. At the time had his file prepared was described as a serious baby, who is shy and quiet. Though he’s afraid of strangers, he will smile at familiar caregivers! As of November 2013, he could sit and crawl, though slowly. …Read More

aging out child: Anna

May 4, 2015 by nohandsbutours Children Who Wait 2 Comments

Anna, born August 1, 2001, is now 13 and will age-out of the CCCWA system on her next birthday. As of this writing, that is less than 3 months. She is a thoughtful and kind young lady with a good friend already here in the U.S. Anna was found when she was 5 ½ months …Read More

find my family: Cricket

April 28, 2015 by nohandsbutours Children Who Wait 0 Comments

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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 by nohandsbutours Children Who Wait 1 Comments

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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

waiting child highlight: Cradle of Hope

April 24, 2015 by nohandsbutours Children Who Wait 0 Comments

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The following children are agency designated, please contact Cradle of Hope for more information on adopting one of them. …….. Matthew will be 8 years old this summer. He was found abandoned when he was about a week old. He is diagnosed with aniridia, which is poor vision. Matthew wears glasses and can see clearly within 3 …Read More

find my family: Brinx

April 20, 2015 by nohandsbutours Children Who Wait 0 Comments

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Who is needing a bit of sunshine on this Monday morning? We have got a treat for you today. Precious little Brinx. Brinx was born in November 2012 and his special need is post-operative congenital anal atresia. He has a million dollar smile. He is noted to be “smart, cute and strong”. He entered his …Read More

find my family: Gene

April 8, 2015 by nohandsbutours Children Who Wait 2 Comments

Gene, born in October 2002, is described in his file as cheerful, active, outgoing and gregarious. He doesn’t talk as much as other boys; his speech is unclear though his cleft palate has been repaired. He’s a good listener who does well in school; his good study habits help him get good grades. WACAP staff …Read More

aging out child: Ben

April 6, 2015 by nohandsbutours Children Who Wait 0 Comments

Ben will turn 14 at the end of June, and he is hoping for a forever family. Ben was already eight when he came into the orphanage. His file does not shed light on his early years, but it does note that Ben’s physical and mental development was normal. It also mentions that the orphanage …Read More

find my family: Luke

April 4, 2015 by nohandsbutours Children Who Wait 0 Comments

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Luke is a cute little boy who is one of the youngest kids available for adoption with All God’s Children International currently, he was born September of 2013. He lives at a partner orphanage in Xiamen, China and he was abandoned in the baby safety island in March of 2014. His special need is post …Read More

find my family: Ruby

April 2, 2015 by nohandsbutours Children Who Wait 0 Comments

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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

World Down Syndrome Day 2015

March 21, 2015 by nohandsbutours Children Who Wait, Desiree, Down syndrome 0 Comments

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March 21st. The 21st day of the 3rd month of the year. A day picked specifically to celebrate those with a 3rd copy of their 21st chromosome. And this day specifically to increase awareness of the global blessing of Down syndrome! There is no firm data on how many beautiful people there are world wide …Read More

Urgent Heart Waiting Child: Tanner

March 20, 2015 by nohandsbutours Children Who Wait 0 Comments

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Meet Tanner! This little guy is in urgent need of a family. He has waited way too long with a serious Congenital Heart Defect. Tanner was born in June of 2005. He is now 9 years old. Tanner was found at the age of 10 months old in a park in the province where he …Read More

find my family: Ruth

March 18, 2015 by nohandsbutours Children Who Wait 2 Comments

Sweet little Ruth is still waiting and is available for immediate placement. She just turned two in February. She smiles when someone calls her name. She is quiet and shy, a deep sleeper and loves to listen to music. Ruth can understand simple instructions and can take a few steps while sitting in her walker, …Read More

find my family: Ralphie

March 8, 2015 by nohandsbutours Children Who Wait 0 Comments

Ralphie was born May of 2008, his special needs are listed as CHD and mild developmental delay. From his pictures it appears he may have Down Syndrome. He is from Jiangsu province in Eastern China. At the time his file was prepared, he lived with a foster family and attended a phenomenal Half the Sky …Read More

find my family: Rion

March 2, 2015 by nohandsbutours Children Who Wait 0 Comments

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Adorable and handsome Rion recently turned 8. He is waiting for a family on the shared list and he is diagnosed as having postoperative cleft lip and palate and epilepsy. As of Dec. 2011 he has stopped the medication he was taking for his epilepsy and it sounds as if he has not had any …Read More

find my family: Samantha

February 24, 2015 by nohandsbutours Children Who Wait 0 Comments

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Stunning Samantha is 11 years old. She is diagnosed with cerebral palsy with leg muscles weakness. She has been working hard to build her strength and while she does have difficulty walking, she can now walk up and down stairs while holding on to a railing! While she loves to learn, because of her delays …Read More

find my family: Henry from Bethel

February 22, 2015 by nohandsbutours Children Who Wait 0 Comments

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Bethel’s adorable Henry is quiet at first but loves nothing more than to be on an adult’s lap for a cuddle. He likes to sing songs about animals and cars. He loves playing with balls and loves running and listening to music. Happy Henry has the most amazing smile. When he smiles, his entire face …Read More

find my family: Eddie

February 20, 2015 by nohandsbutours Children Who Wait 0 Comments

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Eddie turns six years old this March. Eddie’s listed special need is “mild development delay,” however his facial features may be indicative of Down Syndrome. Eddie’s adoption file was prepared when he was just two years old, he is now almost five and still waits for a family of his very own. At the time …Read More

Find My Family: Andy

February 18, 2015 by nohandsbutours Children Who Wait 0 Comments

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Oh my! Little Andy looks like so much fun!! I love this line from his file: “Andy, full of vim and vigour, his name means tiger and is a symbol of bravery and strength, and we hope that he is full of strength, like a tiger.” He was born in May 2011 and has congenital …Read More

find my family: Kyan

February 2, 2015 by nohandsbutours Children Who Wait 0 Comments

Precious Kyan is 3 years old and is designated as special focus on Lifeline’s individual list. His special needs are listed as CHD (PVA, VSD, ASD), post-op CHD (right B-T shunt operation + PDA ligation), and cardiac insufficiency. Sweet Kyan has some heart melting eyes! When the caretakers call his name he turns to them …Read More

find my family: Kevin

January 22, 2015 by nohandsbutours Children Who Wait 0 Comments

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Precious Kevin. Please read about this adorable little boy who participated in Lifeline’s 2014 Hosting Camp and is currently waiting on our designated list. Kevin just turned 7 years old and is listed as having mild CHD, finger abnormalities/syndactyly and unsteady but independent gait. Kevin is an absolute sweetheart who loves to be cuddled and …Read More

find my family: May

January 16, 2015 by nohandsbutours Children Who Wait 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

Waiting Boys Who are HIV Positive

January 12, 2015 by nohandsbutours Children Who Wait 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 Children Who Wait 5 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

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