Waiting for You: Shaw

April 22, 2017 Children Who Wait 0 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

Joshua Waits

March 28, 2017 Children Who Wait, Liberty 1 Comments

Joshua is a precious 5 year old who is waiting for a family of his very own. Joshua has round head and face, ready to smile and clever. He is active, restless and extroverted. At the age of 1year, he can not speak much, can express his happy and angry with smiling and crying, can …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 1 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

Waiting to be Chosen: Jameson

December 4, 2016 Children Who Wait 3 Comments

This is Jameson. His file is designated to AAC through an orphanage partnership. Isn’t he just the most precious little guy ever? Jameson is 22 months old — he was born in January of 2015. He is described as plump, lovely, and very nice. He likes listening to music, and playing with toys — especially …Read More

Find My Family: Cody

November 20, 2016 Children Who Wait 0 Comments

Adorable 6-year-old Cody is newly listed with Madison Adoption Associates! Cody is diagnosed as having internal oblique of both eyes and an indirect inguinal hernia. At the age of 2 years, he could walk alone, go upstairs, and pull and push toys. At 2.5, he could run, imitate kicking the ball, drink water with a …Read More

Find My Family: Summer

November 14, 2016 Children Who Wait 2 Comments

Summer, a cute little peanut who celebrates her 1st birthday this month has had a rough start and has been slow to develop. She was brought to Heartsent’s partnership orphanage when she was one month old and was diagnosed with arthrogryposis, a lifelong condition that affects her limbs. Her file was recently reviewed by a …Read More

Find My Family: Nathan

November 12, 2016 Children Who Wait 2 Comments

Darling Nathan, born February 2015, is described by his caregivers as cute, sharp and active. They also say he is a very observant boy who is always watching what people are doing and listening to them talk. Nathan is currently designated to AAC. Nathan is very curious and “will try to get his hands on …Read More

Waiting Child Highlight: Lincoln

November 8, 2016 Children Who Wait 0 Comments

We would love to introduce you to Lincoln, a special 12 year old boy who has participated in the AWAA Hope Journey Camp. Two volunteers met him and would love to share more about him with you: From Heather: I met the most amazing young man. He entered the room carrying his baritone horn case. …Read More

Waiting to be Chosen: Brooklyn

November 6, 2016 Children Who Wait 0 Comments

Born in September of 2010, gorgeous little Brooklyn recently turned 6 years old. Brooklyn is a strong and tough little fighter who has overcome so much in her short life. Now she needs a family to come forward and give her the family she needs to love her, fight for her and support her to …Read More

Find My Family: Quinten

November 4, 2016 Children Who Wait 0 Comments

Quinten is an adorable little boy born in May of 2014 who is now 2 years old! He is very inquisitive and likes the attention of his nannies. He needs a family to love on him! Quinten was just a few months old when he was found. After a search for his birth relatives was …Read More

Find My Family: Ramsey

November 2, 2016 Children Who Wait 0 Comments

Three year old Ramsey is waiting for a mommy to snuggle with him! Ramsey is a lively little boy who likes to play with his friends in the orphanage. Because his feet are deformed, he can’t stand on his own, but he’s recently been given a walker and he’s now able to be on the …Read More

The Lucky Few: 31 Days of Advocacy, Day 31

October 31, 2016 31 Days of Down Syndrome Awareness, Advocacy, Children Who Wait 0 Comments

In celebration of Down Syndrome Awareness Month we have shared one (or more!) kiddos each day in October. These sweet ones we are featuring here today brings the total to 55 precious little ones with Down syndrome who wait. But there are so many more who wait. It has been estimated that 30% of waiting …Read More

The Lucky Few: 31 Days of Advocacy, Day 30

October 30, 2016 31 Days of Down Syndrome Awareness, Advocacy, Children Who Wait 0 Comments

October 1st marked the beginning of Down Syndrome Awareness Month. And we are spending the entire month celebrating. In so doing, we are using this dedicated month to feature as many of these very special children as we can. There are so many who wait – it has been estimated that 30% of waiting children …Read More

The Lucky Few: 31 Days of Advocacy, Day 29

October 29, 2016 31 Days of Down Syndrome Awareness, Advocacy, Children Who Wait 0 Comments

October 1st marked the beginning of Down Syndrome Awareness Month. And we are spending the entire month celebrating. In so doing, we are using this dedicated month to feature as many of these very special children as we can. There are so many who wait – it has been estimated that 30% of waiting children …Read More

The Lucky Few: 31 Days of Advocacy, Day 28

October 28, 2016 31 Days of Down Syndrome Awareness, Advocacy, Children Who Wait 0 Comments

October 1st marked the beginning of Down Syndrome Awareness Month. And we are spending the entire month celebrating. In so doing, we are using this dedicated month to feature as many of these very special children as we can. There are so many who wait – it has been estimated that 30% of waiting children …Read More

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