The Lucky Few: 31 Days of Advocacy, Day 24

October 24, 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 23

October 23, 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 22

October 22, 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 21

October 21, 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 20

October 20, 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

Waiting Child Highlight: Willa

October 20, 2016 Children Who Wait 0 Comments

Willa was born February of 2012 and is waiting to be chosen by a family as their own. She is described as active, extroverted, and talkative. She likes to sing, listen to music, gets along well with others and has a ready smile. She goes up and down stairs unassisted, imitates drawing vertical lines, knows …Read More

The Lucky Few: 31 Days of Advocacy, Day 19

October 19, 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 18

October 18, 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 17

October 17, 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 16

October 16, 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 special 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 15

October 15, 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 special 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 14

October 14, 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 special 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 13

October 13, 2016 31 Days of Down Syndrome Awareness, Advocacy, Children Who Wait 0 Comments

October 1st marks the beginning of Down Syndrome Awareness Month. And we are celebrating. It is our hope to use this special month to feature as many of these very special children as we can… there are so many who wait in China with Down syndrome. So be sure to come visit us every day …Read More

The Lucky Few: 31 Days of Advocacy, Day 12

October 12, 2016 31 Days of Down Syndrome Awareness, Advocacy, Children Who Wait 0 Comments

October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month. And we are celebrating. We are using this special month to feature as many of these very special children as we can… there are so many who wait in China with Down syndrome. So be sure to come back every day this month and, after you read about each …Read More

The Lucky Few: 31 Days of Advocacy, Day 11

October 11, 2016 31 Days of Down Syndrome Awareness, Advocacy, Children Who Wait 0 Comments

October 1st marks the beginning of Down Syndrome Awareness Month. And we are celebrating. It is our hope to use this special month to feature as many of these very special children as we can… there are so many who wait in China with Down syndrome. So be sure to come visit us every day …Read More

The Lucky Few: 31 Days of Advocacy, Day 10

October 10, 2016 31 Days of Down Syndrome Awareness, Advocacy, Children Who Wait 0 Comments

October 1st marks the beginning of Down Syndrome Awareness Month. And we are celebrating. It is our hope to use this special month to feature as many of these very special children as we can… there are so many who wait in China with Down syndrome. So be sure to come visit us every day …Read More

The Lucky Few: 31 Days of Advocacy, Day 9

October 9, 2016 31 Days of Down Syndrome Awareness, Advocacy, Children Who Wait 0 Comments

October 1st marks the beginning of Down Syndrome Awareness Month. And we are celebrating. It is our hope to use this special month to feature as many of these very special children as we can… there are so many who wait in China with Down syndrome. So be sure to come visit us every day …Read More

The Lucky Few: 31 Days of Advocacy, Day 8

October 8, 2016 31 Days of Down Syndrome Awareness, Advocacy, Children Who Wait 0 Comments

October 1st marks the beginning of Down Syndrome Awareness Month. And we are celebrating. It is our hope to use this special month to feature as many of these very special children as we can… there are so many who wait in China with Down syndrome. So be sure to come visit us every day …Read More

The Lucky Few: 31 Days of Advocacy, Day 7

October 7, 2016 31 Days of Down Syndrome Awareness, Advocacy, Children Who Wait 0 Comments

October 1st marks the beginning of Down Syndrome Awareness Month. And we are celebrating. It is our hope to use this special month to feature as many of these very special children as we can… there are so many who wait in China with Down syndrome. So be sure to come visit us every day …Read More

The Lucky Few: 31 Days of Advocacy, Day 6

October 6, 2016 31 Days of Down Syndrome Awareness, Advocacy, Children Who Wait 0 Comments

October 1st marks the beginning of Down Syndrome Awareness Month. And we are celebrating. It is our hope to use this special month to feature as many of these very special children as we can… there are so many who wait in China with Down syndrome. So be sure to come visit us every day …Read More

The Lucky Few: 31 Days of Advocacy, Day 5

October 5, 2016 31 Days of Down Syndrome Awareness, Advocacy, Children Who Wait 0 Comments

October 1st marks the beginning of Down Syndrome Awareness Month. And we are celebrating. It is our hope to use this special month to feature as many of these very special children as we can… there are so many who wait in China with Down syndrome. So be sure to come visit us every day …Read More

The Lucky Few: 31 Days of Advocacy, Day 4

October 4, 2016 31 Days of Down Syndrome Awareness, Advocacy, Children Who Wait 0 Comments

October 1st marks the beginning of Down Syndrome Awareness Month. And we are celebrating. It is our hope to use this special month to feature as many of these very special children as we can… there are so many who wait in China with Down syndrome. So be sure to come visit us every day …Read More

The Lucky Few: 31 Days of Advocacy, Day 3

October 3, 2016 31 Days of Down Syndrome Awareness, Advocacy, Children Who Wait 0 Comments

October 1st marks the beginning of Down Syndrome Awareness Month. And we are celebrating. It is our hope to use this special month to feature as many of these very special children as we can… there are so many who wait in China with Down syndrome. So be sure to come visit us every day …Read More

The Lucky Few: 31 Days of Advocacy, Day 2

October 2, 2016 31 Days of Down Syndrome Awareness, Advocacy, Children Who Wait 0 Comments

October 1st marks the beginning of Down Syndrome Awareness Month. And we want to celebrate. It is our hope to use this special month to feature as many of these very special children as we can… there are so many who wait in China with Down syndrome. So be sure to come visit us every …Read More

The Lucky Few: 31 Days of Advocacy, Day 1

October 1, 2016 31 Days of Down Syndrome Awareness, Children Who Wait 0 Comments

October 1st marks the beginning of Down Syndrome Awareness Month. And we want to celebrate. It is our hope to use this special month to feature as many of these very special children as we can… there are so many who wait in China with Down syndrome. So be sure to come visit us every …Read More

Child Who Waits: Moses

September 24, 2016 Children Who Wait 0 Comments

Look at tiny sweet Moses and fall in love! Born in September of 2014, Moses is just less than 18 months old. How he needs a mama to love him! Moses is described as a playful little guy who loves to interact with his caregivers. He likes to make sounds and call to different people …Read More

Find My Family: Alexa

September 22, 2016 Children Who Wait 0 Comments

Meet Alexa! Alex was born in October 2003 and is almost 13 years old. She loves dressing up and is an exceptional artist. Alexa has many good friends at school. Alexa’s caregivers wish is for her to find a loving family who can help her reach her full potential. Alexa herself has expressed her desire …Read More

Urgent Aging Out Child: Elijah

September 18, 2016 Children Who Wait 0 Comments

Elijah is a boy with a BIG heart who is waiting for his family! If you are thinking of adding to your family then Elijah just might be the one. This boy is AMAZING and has less than a year left for his family to get to him! Elijah was found abandoned at the orphanage …Read More

Adorable Scarlett

September 10, 2016 Children Who Wait 0 Comments

Just look at this smile! Two-year-old Scarlett has such a beautiful smile she loves to share with others. Scarlett has Down syndrome and though she is not yet talking, she does have good understanding. Scarlett was in care of the orphanage until May of this year. At that point, she joined a foster family. If …Read More

Find My Family: Mia

September 8, 2016 Children Who Wait 0 Comments

Recently turned two-year-old Mia is an absolute doll! Mia has Down syndrome. She can make a few sounds and she understands some of what she is hearing or being told. Mia was moved from her orphanage to an experienced foster home in November of 2015. There she is being spoiled by her foster father who …Read More

Find My Family: Seth

September 6, 2016 Children Who Wait 0 Comments

Adorable 22-month-old Seth lived in the orphanage from the time he was a newborn until January or this year. At that time, Seth was put into the care of a foster family and he has been very close with his foster mother from the start. He also likes having a foster brother and his update …Read More

Waiting to be Chosen: Maeve

August 30, 2016 Children Who Wait 0 Comments

Meet lovely Maeve. Born July 2013, this precious little one just turned three. She came into care at the SWI when she was 11 months old and at the time, her development was delayed. She couldn’t sit without support. She made progress at the SWI, though, and according to her file she was sitting without …Read More

Waiting to be Chosen: Manny

August 26, 2016 Children Who Wait 0 Comments

Oh, Manny. You make our hearts smile. Born in June 2011, Manny arrived at his orphanage when he was one. He has remained at the orphanage ever since, where he has captured the hearts of the staff. When Manny first arrived at the orphanage, he was very weak. With the consistent love and care of …Read More

Waiting to be Chosen: Lorelai

August 24, 2016 Children Who Wait 0 Comments

Say hello to lovely Lorelai! Born in June 2003, she is a beautiful 13 year old girl who will age out of the system and no longer be eligible to be adopted next summer. This outgoing, cheerful, and active girl is happiest when helping others. Her Chinese name means “hope” and it is the hope …Read More

Find My Family: Maryanne and Luke

August 20, 2016 Children Who Wait 0 Comments

Meet Maryanne. Maryanne is like the precious picture she drew of a little girl reaching out to a mother with tears in her eyes and a beautiful rainbow in the background. She has a light about her and an inner and outer beauty that makes her shine. Maryanne is a beautiful 9-year-old girl who came …Read More

Waiting to be Chosen: Brett and Samuel

August 16, 2016 Children Who Wait 0 Comments

Meet fun-loving Brett. Brett is an adorable and energetic 10-year-old who was hosted via Madison Adoption Associate’s IL/MO hosting program in June and July. From Brett’s host mom: Since Brett has been with us, he has blossomed with big smiles and a cheerful attitude. He loves to play and sing in Chinese with our three …Read More

Waiting to be Chosen: Alton

August 9, 2016 Children Who Wait 0 Comments

Meet Alton. And possibly the most kissable cheeks ever. Alton’s caregivers describe him as strong, smart and outgoing. They say that he follows instructions, and is able to make choices between two options. A chubby boy, he tries to eat very fast so the caregivers intentionally feed him slowly. He likes to stack blocks, drive …Read More

Find My Family: Kaia, Niko and Jasper

August 3, 2016 Carolina Adoption Services, Children Who Wait 0 Comments

Meet Kaia. Kaia turned two in June. Her caregivers describe her as having a laid back personality. She prefers listening to music and playing with toys that make sounds. When she is called or cuddled, she will laugh happily! She is not afraid of strangers. Kaia has Down syndrome. A cardiac ultrasound report dated February …Read More

Waiting to be Chosen: The Terrific Trio

August 1, 2016 Children Who Wait 0 Comments

How can so much cuteness be wrapped up in these three kiddos? Tallulah and Bruno have grown up together, they are like sister and brother. Sweet Eli joined them a bit later, and now these three have the best friendship ever… Meet amazing Tallulah. Tallulah was born in April 2009 and is adorable, spunky, and …Read More

Find My Family: Matt

July 28, 2016 Children Who Wait 0 Comments

Sweet Matt is a quiet and gentle little boy. He is 3 years old. He is very active and loves listening to music and is often found engaged in reading picture books. Matt loves to crawl and can also walk with assistance. Matt has Down syndrome and is a great sleeper and gets along well …Read More

Waiting to be Chosen: Nikki and Katie

July 22, 2016 Children Who Wait 0 Comments

Meet sweet Nikki. Nikki is an adorable six year old girl with a tender heart for others. Nikki’s special need is Down syndrome and esotropia. Nikki came to Lifeline’s March Kids Camp and was a joy to be around. She is described as outgoing, active, and full of spunk. She is strong willed and has …Read More

Luke Waits

July 20, 2016 Children Who Wait 0 Comments

Meet seven year old Luke! Luke is a charming boy who has a close relationship with his caregivers and is known around the orphanage for his helpfulness. He is attentive when the little ones cry and runs errands for his caregivers when they need an extra hand. Luke likes to play games with others, especially …Read More

Waiting to be Chosen: Lana and Josiah

July 19, 2016 Children Who Wait 0 Comments

Meet little Lana. Lana is a precious 15 month old little girl who loves to smile. Lana’s special need is Down syndrome and congenital heart disease. The Chinese name that was chosen for this sweet girl means beautiful and smart — she has definitely lived up to her name. She is described as gentle, very …Read More

Find My Family: Tilly

July 14, 2016 Children Who Wait 1 Comments

This precious girl is 2-year-old Tilly! Tilly is newly listed with Madison Adoption Associates and is diagnosed as having Down syndrome. Tilly has a good mental state, good diet, and is a deep sleeper. She is quiet, likes to be teased, and has a ready smile. Tilly is able to hold toys on her own …Read More

Find My Family: Lindsay

July 8, 2016 Children Who Wait 0 Comments

5 year old Lindsay is a precious little girl who was found abandoned when she was 2 years old. Madison Adoption Associates’ staff have fallen in love with this sweet girl and are determined to find a forever family for her! Lindsay was diagnosed with spastic CP, which affects her legs. She has had surgery …Read More

Find My Family: ZR

July 6, 2016 Children Who Wait 0 Comments

“ZR,” a little boy who will turn 5 next month, has captured the heart of agency staff who met him through their one-on-one orphanage partnership. His name means “unstoppable” and he certainly doesn’t let his medical need slow him down. ”ZR” was observed to have a bright personality, has a lot of curiosity and loves …Read More

Find My Family: Sullivan

July 2, 2016 Children Who Wait 0 Comments

Sullivan, born April 2008, is a shy boy who seemed nervous to talk with agency staff on their trip in April 2016. He stood rocking a little on his feet. He is diagnosed with epidermis bullosa, and had several painful looking blisters on his hands. Caregivers say the blisters mainly appear in the same areas, …Read More

Urgent Medical Need: Gil

June 30, 2016 Children Who Wait 0 Comments

Gil was born in January 2009 and found abandoned in a hospital when he was 18 months old. He has been diagnosed with severe Thalassemia. He is receiving regular blood transfusions, however, agency reps who have met him and followed his care say his treatment is not sufficient and the ramifications of his disease are …Read More

Waiting Children: Holden and Arlo

June 28, 2016 Children Who Wait 0 Comments

Holden is almost 3 years old and has a sweet smile. He is described as full of energy & ticklish. He has repaired cleft lip and palate and his file notes that his development is behind other children his age. As of Dec 2015 when his file was prepared he was able to sit up …Read More

5 Waiting Children from Bethel China

June 22, 2016 Children Who Wait 0 Comments

During the month of June we are joining Bethel China in highlighting children who are available for adoption. All of these children are blind or have significant vision loss. All of them need a forever family. For more information on any of these children, please email Anna at Bethel China. Josh is five-year-old boy who …Read More

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