waiting child highlight: snowdrop girls

December 28, 2013 by nohandsbutours advocating, Children Who Wait, girls, special focus 4 Comments

All of the beautiful girls featured in this post are also featured on the blog “Stop for Snowdrops”. If you are interested in learning more about these girls, please go here. Meet Erica, a beautiful treasure! Beautiful Erica is 6 years old. Her special need is cerebral palsy which affects her lower limbs and her …Read More

aging-out children

December 26, 2013 by nohandsbutours advocating, aging-out child, Children Who Wait, special focus 3 Comments

Chinese law forbids adoption after the age of fourteen. The children highlighted below will all lose the chance of having a family by November or December of this year. A family would need to either be very close to having dossier sent to China or already be logged in with China to race to beat …Read More

waiting child highlight: heartsent adoptions

December 20, 2013 by nohandsbutours advocating, Children Who Wait, Heartsent Adoptions 1 Comments

Meet Hero Hero is a very smart, very out-going little boy who is almost 8 years old. He is incredible, born without legs, and a few fingers fused, he doesn’t let his special need slow him down. By 18 months, he had figured out how to use his arms and swing his body to move …Read More

special need highlight: focus on dwarfism

December 18, 2013 by nohandsbutours advocating, Children Who Wait, dwarfism, Family Stories, Orthopedic, special focus 2 Comments

After adding 2 beautiful girls from China and 2 incredible boys from Ethiopia to our already full and active family of three biological kiddos. We thought for sure we were done adding to our family. We felt God leading us to care for the orphans in other ways – advocating for waiting children, meeting with …Read More

waiting child highlight: more boys!

December 16, 2013 by nohandsbutours advocating, boys, Children Who Wait, shared list, special focus 0 Comments

For more information on the huge need to adopt boys, read this article by Love Without Boundaries and watch this video. Families who have brought home boys: There’s No Place Like Home Fireworks and Fireflies Crazy Life of The Wilks Everything Beautiful Meet Lance Lance is a healthy eleven year old boy who was found …Read More

waiting child highlight: dillon

December 14, 2013 by nohandsbutours advocating, Children Who Wait, Dillon 0 Comments

These great kids are waiting to thrive in the love of permanent families and we have a limited time to help them. Please join us in praying that they receive the miraculous gift of family this Christmas! For more information on any of the children below, please visit Dillon’s Waiting Child Page to complete a …Read More

waiting child highlight: cerebral palsy

December 12, 2013 by nohandsbutours advocating, cerebral palsy, Children Who Wait, special focus 1 Comments

Cerebral palsy, also referred to as CP, is a term used to describe a group of chronic conditions affecting body movement and muscle coordination. It is caused by damage to one or more specific areas of the brain, usually occurring during fetal development; before, during, or shortly after birth; or during infancy. Thus, these disorders …Read More

waiting child highlight: down syndrome

December 10, 2013 by nohandsbutours advocating, Children Who Wait, Down syndrome 0 Comments

All of the beautiful children featured in this post have been diagnosed with Down Syndrome. They are all featured on Reece’s Rainbow and several of them have sizeable grants available toward their adoptions. Don’t let these children’s special needs keep you from looking at their files! Each one of them has the potential to be …Read More

waiting child highlight: girls

December 6, 2013 by nohandsbutours advocating, Children Who Wait, girls 5 Comments

Meet Daniela Born March of 2006, sweet Daniela is waiting on the shared list. She is listed as having Cerebral Palsy. Daniela is in foster care in the countryside near the orphanage. She has normal communication with her foster mother and people she is familiar with. Her personality is a bit introverted. She likes to …Read More

waiting child highlight: focus on boys

December 4, 2013 by nohandsbutours advocating, boys, Children Who Wait 0 Comments

Do you have room in your heart for a boy? For more information on adopting boys, read this article by Love Without Boundaries and watch this video. Meet Lyle Lyle is a lively four-year old who enjoys dancing and listening to music and is reportedly on-target developmentally. He was found at a hospital gate on …Read More

special need highlight: focus on down syndrome

December 2, 2013 by nohandsbutours advocating, Children Who Wait, Developmental System, Down syndrome, Family Stories 1 Comments

From a very young age, individuals with Down Syndrome (DS) have attracted my attention. As a result, I have spent more time with the DS population than the average 38-year-old woman. In June of 2012, when my husband and I came to a place where we were both ready to add a child through adoption …Read More

waiting child highlight: spina bifida

November 30, 2013 by nohandsbutours advocating, Children Who Wait, spina bifida 0 Comments

Meet Anthony Anthony is a sweet boy with a wonderful foster family. He was born April of 2009. He has had surgery to correct his meningocele and hydrocephalus. His foster family enjoys having him in their home because he is sweet, uses kind words, and is a very happy,. He likes being held and likes …Read More

waiting child highlight: focus on albinism

November 26, 2013 by nohandsbutours advocating, Children Who Wait 7 Comments

Meet Reid This fair haired and rosy cheeked cutie is Reid. He is two years old. He is said to be a clever and lovely baby. He is walking and talking. He likes music and gets excited when you turn it on. Reid has been diagnosed with Albinism. His last exam said his sight is …Read More

special need highlight: focus on congenital nevus

November 20, 2013 by nohandsbutours advocating, Children Who Wait, Congenital nevus, Family Stories, Skin Conditions 8 Comments

During the first few months of our adoption process, I poured through waiting child files and researched varying special needs in anticipation of finding our child.  When we finally got the call from our social worker telling us she had a file for us to look at, I was ecstatic. I thought we had a basic knowledge …Read More

waiting child highlight: focus on boys

November 18, 2013 by nohandsbutours advocating, boys, Children Who Wait 0 Comments

All of the boys featured in this post are on the shared list so their files can be obtained by any agency. These boys had the opportunity to attend a Bring Me Hope Camp this past summer. At the camp, American volunteers were able to spend time with these special children, working with them, playing …Read More

waiting child highlight: BAAS

November 16, 2013 by nohandsbutours advocating, BAAS, Children Who Wait 2 Comments

Update: All of the girls in this post have been matched! BAAS has a new orphanage partnership in the Sichuan province. This orphanage has never before been open for International Adoption and has many beautiful children available for adoption. BAAS is committed to finding families for these adorable, bright, articulate, communicative, and happy children. Contact …Read More

aging-out children

November 14, 2013 by nohandsbutours advocacy; older child adoption, aging-out child, Children Who Wait 0 Comments

Chinese law forbids adoption after the age of fourteen. The children highlighted below will all lose the chance of having a family by November or December of this year. A family would need to either be very close to having dossier sent to China or already be logged in with China to race to beat …Read More

waiting child highlight: vision issues

November 12, 2013 by nohandsbutours advocating, Children Who Wait 0 Comments

Meet Gabe Gabe was born December of 2008. He was only 18 months when he first arrived at Bethel. He has had both eyes removed due to Retinoblastoma (cancer of the eye), but he has been cancer free for a few years now! He has two prosthetic eyes and the best smile! He is a …Read More

waiting child highlight: limb differences

November 9, 2013 by nohandsbutours advocating, Children Who Wait, limb difference 0 Comments

I am Tina, one of the Advocacy Coordinators for NHBO. I have an adopted son who was born with limb differences. It is amazing to see all the things he can do just as well as any other child. Here is a recent picture of him: Meet three adorable waiting children who were born with …Read More

aging-out children

November 8, 2013 by nohandsbutours advocacy; older child adoption, aging-out child, Children Who Wait 0 Comments

Chinese law forbids adoption after the age of fourteen. The children highlighted below will all lose the chance of having a family by November or December of this year. A family would need to either be very close to having dossier sent to China or already be logged in with China to race to beat …Read More

waiting child highlight: hearing loss

November 6, 2013 by nohandsbutours advocacy; older child adoption, Children Who Wait 3 Comments

Meet Andrew Andrew is a very polite 9 year old who has been living in a wonderful foster home for the past seven months. 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 …Read More

waiting child spotlight: focus on thalassemia

November 2, 2013 by nohandsbutours advocacy; older child adoption, Children Who Wait, thalassemia 3 Comments

Thalassemia is a genetic disease prevalent in Southern China. It is characterized by chronic anemia, which at its most severe form is treated by regular blood transfusions. Children with Thalassemia may also receive a daily medication to rid their body of excess iron. Children with Thalassemia are bright, joyful, and a delightful addition to any …Read More

aging-out children

October 29, 2013 by nohandsbutours advocacy; older child adoption, Children Who Wait 0 Comments

Chinese law forbids adoption after the age of fourteen. The children highlighted below will all lose the chance of having a family by November or December of this year. A family would need to either be very close to having dossier sent to China or already be logged in with China to race to beat …Read More

waiting child highlight: Madison

October 26, 2013 by nohandsbutours advocacy; older child adoption, Children Who Wait, Madison 0 Comments

Brittany Brittany is eleven years old and described as very bright. She is an excellent student who loves to learn. She is fond of drawing, listening to music, playing with puzzles, watching cartoons and reading. Her favorite toys are Barbie dolls. She has Cerebral Palsy, anemia, and uses a wheelchair for transportation. She gets along …Read More

waiting child highlight

October 23, 2013 by nohandsbutours advocating, Children Who Wait, Dillon 0 Comments

Jonathan Jonathan is an extremely joyful five year old. His smile lights up the room. He has been in foster care in Hunan through Love Without Boundaries for the past three years. He attends kindergarten. His special needs are scoliosis, hand and ear deformities. His needs do not slow him down at all. He is …Read More

aging-out children

October 18, 2013 by nohandsbutours advocacy; older child adoption, aging-out child, Children Who Wait 1 Comments

Chinese law forbids adoption after the age of fourteen. The children highlighted below will all lose the chance of having a family by November or December of this year. A family would need to either be very close to having dossier sent to China or already be logged in with China to race to beat …Read More

Bamboo Project Update

September 6, 2013 by nohandsbutours adoption situations, Children Who Wait, Desiree, Down syndrome 0 Comments

An update on the original guest post by Desiree from The Adoption Seed The Story of the Earth Suit: When I was preschool/early school age I was obsessed with space. With astronauts. With the space shuttle. With the stars. With all of it. In fact, at the height of NASA’s shuttle program, I remember being …Read More

The Bamboo Project

July 30, 2013 by nohandsbutours adoption situations, Children Who Wait, Desiree, Down syndrome 3 Comments

Guest post by Desiree from The Adoption Seed My sweet boy is amazing in a thousand incredible ways. Every day I am in awe of the miracle of his little life — that he lives and breaths and is thriving despite what his genetics & his culture had pre-destined for him. His evening dance-offs in …Read More