Waiting child highlight: Can a Blind Kid Really do That?

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Before I started working for Bethel China, I had never had any interaction with children or adults who are blind or visually impaired (VI). Spending time with these kids has been a huge learning curve for me in changing my perceptions about what a child with a visual impairment can do. As a sighted person, […]

Special need highlight: adopting a child with club feet

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It was a day in October of 2012 that I will never forget. We had been in the process to adopt a special needs child from China, and we got the call that changed our lives for the better! We were told about a little boy with club foot. Two things about this call were […]

waiting child highlight: boys

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All of these boys are from the same orphanage in Eastern China. Half the Sky has a program at this orphanage. Adoptive families who have visited it say it is clean and the staff is very friendly and warm. Please consider these boys who are waiting for a family of their own. Meet Bruce Born […]

waiting child highlight: heartsent

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This post features four special little girls who are listed with Heartsent Adoptions. Please let them know if you are interested in any of these treasures! Meet Meadow Meadow is such a sweet 2 year old! This beautiful baby came into care when she was one year old. Meadow has Down syndrome, and had not […]

waiting child highlight: thalassemia

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Lloyd – Born March 2007 Listed with Madison Adoption Associates At the age of 3 years, Lloyd was placed with a foster family and started attending the preschool nearby. He quickly adapted to the family environment and gets along with his family members. Now he can go upstairs and downstairs alone, can run and jump […]

waiting child highlight: limb difference

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Today we are advocating for the special need of Limb difference. Limb differences are a very common special need found in waiting children. A Limb difference is any change from what we would consider a typical limb. Anything from missing a finger, to missing the whole arm is considered a limb difference. Limb differences also […]

Waiting child highlight: shared list

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Meet Ellie Ellie is an amazing little girl born February of 2005. Prior to moving to live with her foster family in January 2009, Ellie was struggling with interacting with her caregivers and peers at her care center due to her vision impairment which affect both of her eyes (atrophy of the right eye, nystagmus […]

waiting child highlight: older children

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This article by Love Without Boundaries explains the great need for older child adoption. Highlighted below are three orphans waiting for a family. Could one of them perhaps be yours? Gideon: Born in March of 2000, Gideon is a very talented athlete. His favorite sport is swimming and he won a medal at the Special […]

waiting child highlight: snowdrop boys

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All of the adorable boys featured in this post are also featured on the advocacy blog Stop for Snowdrops. Visit this blog you are interested in learning more about these boys and other waiting children. Meet Toby (Also Known as Finn with Lifeline agency) Toby is a perfect little chubby cheeked 3 year old baby […]

waiting child highlight: older girls

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To open your heart to a child who may or may not remember her biological parents. Or is attached to an auntie. To be bringing home a child who has already developed a personality and habits. To be bringing home a child whom you may have chosen to name after yourself (Ruthi) only to have […]