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

aging out child: Tula

September 30, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocacy; older child adoption, advocating, aging-out child, Children Who Wait 3 Comments

Thirteen years. Most of us remember where we were 13 years ago this month. And although some of those memories are still very vivid in our minds, in reality we see 2001 is pretty far in our rear-view mirror. Thirteen years was a long time ago. Now add another 6 months to that. Thirteen years …Read More

find my family: Timmy

September 28, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, boys, Children Who Wait, Dillon, shared list 0 Comments

This little guy is Timmy. He was born July of 2009. He has been in an orphanage since he was 5 months old. This young man is developing well. He is a great sleeper and eater. He is talkative and loves to sing and play games. He enjoys playing with other children. He has multiple …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

aging out child: Jonathon

September 18, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocacy; older child adoption, advocating, aging-out child, Children Who Wait 1 Comments

Jonathon ages out next February and is listed with Wide Horizons. “Jonathan is a sweet and smart boy who is hoping everyday for a family in the United States. Sadly, this wonderful kid only has 6 months to find a family! Under Chinese adoption law Jonathan must be adopted before he turns 14 years old. …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

find my family: Lilly

September 12, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, Carolina Adoption Services, Children Who Wait, girls 0 Comments

Lilly is an adorable little girl born November of 2012. She is outgoing and loves to play with other children. She greets familiar faces with a smile and gets excited when she hears music. Lilly has some deformities in her extremities and has received multiple surgeries that have increased her mobility. She can stand up …Read More

find my family: Aaron

September 10, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, boys, Children Who Wait, Family Found 0 Comments

Update: My family ha PA! Aaron was born in April of 2013 and found a few days later. Aaron’s special need is listed as post-operative congenital esophageal atresia revascularization and post-operative transverse colostomy. His adoption file was completed in June 2014 when he was 13 months old. They report he is living with a foster …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

waiting child highlight: Judah urgent medical need

August 30, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, Children Who Wait 1 Comments

Judah, born October 2010, is a quiet child who is afraid of strangers, and likes to play with those he knows. He was found at two years old, he was thin, weak and could walk on his own. Once he got used to the new environment he could say many words, especially when he was …Read More

Special Need Highlight: Adopting a Child with Congenital Syphilis

August 28, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, Children Who Wait, Congenital Syphilis, shared list 0 Comments

When we were in the beginning of our adoption journey, we wanted a child young as possible, and as healthy as possible. We wanted to see far ahead and be completely prepared for anything. The fear of the unknown was gripping, especially with a first adoption, and let’s be honest, I loved being in control …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 3 Comments

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: Sammy

August 18, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, boys, cerebral atrophy, Children Who Wait, Family Found, shared list 0 Comments

Update: My family has found me! Sammy just turned 5 years old and we are praying this is his last birthday as an orphan. Sammy’s file is on the shared list, which means a family working with any Hague accredited agency can pursue his adoption. He was able to attend Bring Me Hope camp once …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: Shamus

August 12, 2014 by nohandsbutours BAAS, boys, Children Who Wait, heart defect 2 Comments

This cherubic little 3 year old is still waiting for his family! He is Shamus with BAAS, and Lucas with Reese’s Rainbow. He has a complex CHD that will require another surgery when he is 5. He had a bilateral two way Glenn procedure in 2011. As you can see from his videos (linked below), …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

waiting child highlight: Lifeline

July 24, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, Children Who Wait, Lifeline 0 Comments

Please take a moment to view the 10 children highlighted below. Lifeline has 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 the Lifeline website, please contact any of the Lifeline social workers listed below. Elias – male, 8 …Read More

Find my Family: Dexter

July 22, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, Children Who Wait, Family Found, GWCA 7 Comments

Update: My Family has found me! All it takes is one photo to cut you to your very core, and little Dexter’s photo has done just that for many. This photos, some of his newest, show a little boy whose round face has given way to noticeable weight loss, his kissable lips, dry and cracked …Read More

waiting child highlight: Lifeline

July 20, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, Children Who Wait, Lifeline 1 Comments

Please take a moment to view the 12 children highlighted below. Lifeline has 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 Lifeline’s website, please any of the Lifeline social workers listed below. Eli – male, 1 ½ years …Read More

waiting child highlight: WACAP

July 18, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, Children Who Wait, WACAP 0 Comments

Oh the cuteness of these sweet little ones! Taylor, born October 2012, was found at one month old. He was sent to a foster home in December 2012 where he developed well. By November 2013, he could crawl quickly, can stand while holding onto something, and pick up small items with his thumbs and fingers. …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

Find My Family: Snow

July 8, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, BAAS, Children Who Wait, girls 0 Comments

Snow is a sweet nine year old girl. She was born in September of 2004. She was found abandoned in a hospital and was admitted to the orphanage in September of 2007. Her special need is listed as intracranial injury (postoperative left temporoparietal skull surgery, defect is about 7ⅹ6cm). Watch Snow’s video here. Please contact …Read More

Find My Family: Dennis

July 6, 2014 by nohandsbutours boys, Children Who Wait, Family Found, Lifeline 0 Comments

Update: My Family has found me! Dennis is a sweet 1 year old, designated as special focus with Lifeline Children’s Services through an orphanage partnership. His special need is Osteogenesis Imperfecta. Dennis is a curious little guy with a precious personality!! He is a tiny little peanut with the most amazing smile! Dennis is described …Read More

Aging Out Child: Pamela

July 4, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, Children Who Wait, girls, Lifeline 0 Comments

Pamela is 13 years old, listed as special focus with postoperative cleft lip and cleft palate repair, blood WBC slightly elevated higher; and otherwise healthy. She is designated to Lifeline Children’s Services. Pamela is said to be a clever, active, and outgoing child, who likes outdoor activity, games, and watching TV. She is helpful to …Read More

Find My Family: Yeager

July 2, 2014 by nohandsbutours ATWA, boys, Children Who Wait 0 Comments

Yeager is an adorable little boy who was diagnosed with scoliosis, normal development otherwise. He is a fun loving, very cute looking little boy whose diagnosis of scoliosis has not slowed him down one bit. He is outgoing and active and loves attention. We did not realize that he had this diagnosis until the caregivers …Read More

Training Wheels: Learning to Live with Severe Hemophilia

June 30, 2014 by nohandsbutours Adopting hemophilia, advocating, blood conditions, boys, Children Who Wait, Family Stories, hemophilia 0 Comments

One year ago I was in China meeting my little boy. When I saw his precious picture on the waiting child list in the summer of 2012, I gasped and immediately requested his file. The blurb next to his picture said that he had hemophilia. I didn’t really know much about this condition, and in …Read More

Find My Family: Hanson

June 28, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, Children Who Wait, epidermolysis bullosa, Family Found, girls, GWCA 0 Comments

Update: My family has found me! 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 …Read More

Find My Family: York

June 26, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, boys, Children Who Wait, Madison, special focus 0 Comments

Twelve year old York is waiting for a family in China and is listed with Madison Adoption Associates via a Journey of Hope camp. York is a very active and social boy. His caretaker describes him as shy, but friendly. He is a good student who is focused and has great potential. He attends 6th …Read More

waiting child highlight: down syndrome

June 24, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, Children Who Wait, Madison 0 Comments

Are you ready for this C-U-T-E-N-E-S-S? Recently turned two year old, Frankie is listed with Madison Adoption Associates via an orphanage partnership. He is diagnosed with down syndrome. Frankie can sit alone and can crawl. He can imitate adults’ actions, can bang two blocks together, and can stack blocks. Frankie knows his name and reacts …Read More

Find My Family: Ma Quan

June 22, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, boys, Children Who Wait, Lifeline 0 Comments

Ma Quan is a very handsome twelve year old boy. He is currently attending school, Quan has been in care since he was just a baby. Quan is Hepatitis B positive and has had no health issues. He is a happy, smart and developmentally on target boy. He loves to work puzzles and play games. …Read More

Find My Family: Macy

June 20, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocacy; complex heart defects, advocating, Children Who Wait, girls, Heartsent Adoptions 5 Comments

Macy is a precious nine year old girl who has waited for her family to find her for a very long time. Her file has bounced from one agency to another, without ever being chosen. She is currently listed with Heartsent Adoptions. Macy has been diagnosed with CHD (VSD after repair) and PH. She has …Read More

Find My Family: Poppy

June 18, 2014 by nohandsbutours cerebral palsy, Children Who Wait, epilepsy, girls, WACAP 2 Comments

Meet Poppy who was born September of 2003. She is an extroverted, active girl who gets along well with other children. She shares her food and toys with other kids, and adapts well to new people and situations. Poppy has mild CP which affects her right hand but she can use her left hand to …Read More

Find My Family: Gabriel on the Shared List

June 16, 2014 by nohandsbutours boys, Children Who Wait 0 Comments

Sweet Gabriel is 12 years old and has cleft lip and palate. He is a very outgoing, active, gentle, loving and sweet boy. Sometimes, he still needs to be waken up in the morning. And sometimes, he needs to be reminded for his homework. His Chinese handwriting is super good. He likes to play with other …Read More

Find My Family: Jenny

June 14, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, Agape, Children Who Wait, girls 0 Comments

Update: My Family has found me! Get ready for a party with Jenny! Five old Jenny was born blind, but being blind doesn’t stop her from living life to the fullest. She sings, she dances, she is the life of the party. Her caregivers describe Jenny as an extrovert and an active playmate. She is …Read More

waiting child highlight: older girls

June 12, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, Children Who Wait, girls, older child adoption, special focus 0 Comments

Autumn is twelve years old and inching dangerously close to her 14th birthday with every passing minute. She has repaired CL/CP. She loves to sing and dance and is active, outgoing and considerate. She has been spoken to about adoption and says she would love to have a family to call her own! Autumn is …Read More

Find My Family: Brandon

June 10, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, boys, Children Who Wait 0 Comments

Brandon is a precious little boy who will turn 8 this summer. Look at that SMILE!! Brandon is a shy young man who came into care at the age of 3 years old. At first he had a difficult time adjusting to life in the orphanage. But with the help of his teachers and peers, …Read More

Find My Family: Finley

June 8, 2014 by nohandsbutours boys, Children Who Wait, healthy waiting children, WACAP 0 Comments

Ten year old Finley is a healthy, quiet, introverted boy who spent his first several years in another institute before coming to his current orphanage in August 2012. Despite this big transition, he is doing very well! He is close to his caretaker and roommates, and likes playing with the other children and watching TV. …Read More

waiting child highlight: ATWA

June 6, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, ATWA, Children Who Wait 0 Comments

The following waiting children are all listed with Around the World Adoptions. Eve: Female born 1/2011 liver hemangioma, deaf, mild hemiplegia on right side. From her update in April of 2014: She does not respond to sound. She is deaf. Hemiplegia has affected her. She can walk alone now, but her steps are not very …Read More

Find My Family: Bailey

June 4, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, Children Who Wait, girls, Wasatch 0 Comments

Bailey is 11 and has a postoperative intracranial tumor. Bailey has normal body development. She is outgoing and lovely; she is gets along with others well; the warm smile makes her lovable. She is happy to take part in some simple labors and games; she likes to sing, dance and draw; she like to help …Read More