Waiting Child: Ethan

July 30, 2015 by nohandsbutours Children Who Wait 0 Comments

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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 Child: Kim

July 28, 2015 by nohandsbutours Children Who Wait 0 Comments

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Kim is a precious and beautiful girl who is 6 years old. She is designated special focus to Lifeline through an Orphanage Partnership. Her special need is listed as abnormal bone development. This little girl is absolutely precious! She is a polite and loves to greet others! She can walk unassisted, go up and down …Read More

Waiting to Be Chosen: Jenny

July 26, 2015 by nohandsbutours Children Who Wait 0 Comments

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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 by nohandsbutours Children Who Wait 0 Comments

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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

Find My Family: Jack

July 22, 2015 by nohandsbutours Children Who Wait 0 Comments

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Cutie-patootie Jack turned one in January! He was found when he was about 10 months old and is shy, introverted, and quiet. He has a ready smile and will smile when his favorite caregivers walk by. He loves to be held and is very clingy. When being held, he will cuddle his head on your …Read More

Waiting to be Chosen: Hamilton

July 20, 2015 by nohandsbutours Children Who Wait 0 Comments

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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

find my family: Gavin

July 18, 2015 by nohandsbutours Children Who Wait 0 Comments

Gavin is newly designated to Cradle of Hope. Gavin is 12 years old and was born with anal atresia and a genital deformity (hypospadias, etc), and was abandoned in front of a Catholic Church when he was only 4 months old. He was fostered by the Catholic Church until he was 3 at which point …Read More

find my family: Jia

July 16, 2015 by nohandsbutours Children Who Wait 0 Comments

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Sweet Jia is on the shared list and is 7 years old. She needs a very special family to commit to her, there are some unknowns with her and some severe delays. Her special needs were originally listed as cerebral hypoplasia and ptosis on left side. Her file was prepared over 4 years ago and …Read More

urgent medical waiting child: Emery

July 14, 2015 by nohandsbutours Children Who Wait 0 Comments

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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 by nohandsbutours Children Who Wait 0 Comments

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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

find my family: Frankie

July 10, 2015 by nohandsbutours Children Who Wait 0 Comments

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Frankie, a sweet little boy, is almost five years old. He was abandoned at eight months. Frankie was born with a congenital heart disease, Tetralogy of Fallot, but has not yet had surgery. When agency workers visited him in late June, his lips and fingernails were a bit blue, so it is known that he …Read More

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

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

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

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: 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

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 4 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: 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: Evie

April 22, 2015 by nohandsbutours Children Who Wait 0 Comments

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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

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: 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

find my family: William

March 26, 2015 by nohandsbutours Children Who Wait 0 Comments

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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

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: 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: 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 Child Who is HIV Positive: Edward

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

find my family: Roman

January 8, 2015 by nohandsbutours Children Who Wait 0 Comments

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Roman was born May 2008. His needs are a mouthful and likely why he still waits: 1. cerebral palsy, strephenopodia of both feet, limited movement; 2. missing of left patella; 3. subcutaneous mass in lumbosacral region, soft. Outrageously handsome, this boy loves to play with cars! He is adored by his caregivers and children in …Read More

find my family: Yvonne

December 30, 2014 by nohandsbutours Children Who Wait, CHSFS, girls 0 Comments

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Yvonne (“Y”) is a beautiful eleven-year-old girl who is a happy and kind child who is very helpful with little children in the orphanage. She has not had the opportunity to attend community school due to being in an orphanage most of her life and her impaired vision–something that could be greatly improved with glasses. …Read More

Waiting for My Family: Daniela

December 26, 2014 by nohandsbutours Children Who Wait, girls, shared list 1 Comments

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Daniela was born March of 2006. She came into care as a baby and has waited on the shared list for years to be chosen by a family. She is listed as having mild Cerebral Palsy. Daniela is in foster care in the countryside near the orphanage. She has normal communication with her foster mother …Read More

All I Want for Christmas

December 22, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, boys, Children Who Wait, thalassemia, WACAP 3 Comments

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I’d like to share a story about a little boy. A boy who was “almost” my son. A boy who has been waiting for over 2 years for a family to choose him. To be his forever. You see, when he was 2 his paperwork was filed. And we read his file and saw his …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

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