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

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

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: 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

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

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

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: 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

find my family: Nathaniel

December 8, 2014 by nohandsbutours Children Who Wait 0 Comments

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Nathaniel is described as an outgoing child with a history of congenital cataracts. He enjoys learning English and has a wonderful memory for learning. His special needs are listed as Amblyopia, Intelligence Delay (even though his file says he is smart), and interocular lens eye. He was born March of 2004. He enjoys a good …Read More

waiting child highlight: boys with hemophilia

October 18, 2014 by nohandsbutours Advocacy, Children Who Wait 3 Comments

If you know someone considering a boy, share with them these precious faces. Each of these boys has hemophilia, which is so manageable in the United States. Right now, these boys’ access to treatment varies, depending on their location. But, once they age out, they will have little to no access to treatment at all. …Read More

Find My Family: Clover

August 14, 2014 by nohandsbutours Advocacy, 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: Brandon

June 10, 2014 by nohandsbutours Advocacy, 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, 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

Find My Family: Grace on the Shared List

May 20, 2014 by nohandsbutours Children Who Wait, girls, special focus, thalassemia 0 Comments

Grace was born September of 2008 and is currently on the shared list. She was found at a few months of age and admitted to the orphanage. Upon admission she was diagnosed with β Mediterranean anemia (beta thalassemia major), macrocephaly, and normal physical and intelligence development. She was placed with a foster family in 2010. …Read More

Find My Family: Oscar

April 9, 2014 by nohandsbutours Children Who Wait 1 Comments

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Nine year old Oscar is a beautiful boy and a special one too! He has beta thalassemia major and has jumped from one agency list to another. He has great personality and makes great eye contact. He does repeat everything that is said in English like a little parrot. He is just a little sponge …Read More

Find My Family: Molly

February 14, 2014 by nohandsbutours Children Who Wait 1 Comments

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Molly, born at the beginning of August of 2007, is an active, beautiful little girl who gets along well with others. She came into care at the age of 5, and was found to be a normal, healthy little girl who was developmentally on target. She adapted to the orphanage life quickly. She was tested …Read More

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