Find My Family: Bailey

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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 […]

waiting child highlight: two boys on the shared list

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Donnie is an adorable little boy who came into care at his orphanage as a malnourished, premature infant. He is fairly shy and loves to play ball and be outside. Donnie has also been diagnosed with concomitant extropia (eyes) and delays have also been noted in his file. His file would benefit from an update […]

Find My Family: Andrew

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Andrew is a very polite 9 year old who has been living in a wonderful foster home for the past year. He is deaf. He communicates with his peers and house nannies by pointing to objects and expressing his needs. He has begun learning sign language 3 times a week with an American therapist at […]

waiting child highlight: Gabriel (urgent medical need)

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Look at this handsome boy! Gabriel is an obedient, soft-spoken ten year old boy. He loves to play with other children, but due to his complex heart condition, he has a hard time keeping up. So often he just watches the others play games while he plays with blocks and puzzles. Gabriel has normal motor […]

special need highlight: adopting congenital heart disease

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Four years ago, I could not describe the structure or mechanism of the human heart. Now, that magical and miraculous pump that provides the essence of life is something I think about every day. What an amazing odyssey it has been! This post is not enough to do justice to the complexity of the topic […]

Waiting child highlight: Tisha Urgent Medical Need

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Sweet Tisha is a two year old precious girl designated to Lifeline Children’s Services. She is diagnosed with Beta Thalassemia Major and is unfortunately not receiving optimal care for this special need. She has developmental delays, which are not surprising for her at this time. Her file also mentions anemic heart disease, which is directly […]

waiting child highlight: Lifeline

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Rider – male, 1 year old. Albinism. Rider is an adorable 12 month old baby boy who loves to eat and crawl all over the place! For more information about Rider, please contact Lifeline. Finch – male, 1 ½ years old. Cerebrovascular malformation and mild hydrocephalus. Finch is an adorable one year old boy who […]

Find My Family: Grace with ATWA

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Grace was born September of 2008 and is currently designated to ATWA. 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. Upon […]

Waiting child highlight: congenital adrenal hyperplasia

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Meet Louise! When Louise came into care at 5 years old, she was very shy and quiet. When anyone would talk to her, she would lower her head and rarely speak back. At 6 she was placed with a foster family. She enjoyed this very much and is very close to her foster brother who […]

Exposed to Hope: Girls with Vision Impairment

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In 2005 we submitted our application for a Non Special Need (NSN) adoption from China but five years later we were still waiting. Afraid that our time would never come, we started discussing Special Needs (SN) adoption. We got all the necessary papers and permissions but struggled trying to figure out what kind of special […]