Urgent Medical Need: Justus

April 30, 2015 by nohandsbutours Family Found 0 Comments

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Adorable Justus is 2 years old (born December 2012). Justus is a very smart little boy that already knows how to sort shapes and colors, point out and say objects in a book, and say several words! He gets along well with other kids and loves to ride on the rocking horse and play catch …Read More

find my family: Evie

April 22, 2015 by nohandsbutours Family Found 0 Comments

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Precious 1.5 year old Evie is newly listed with Madison Adoption Associates via an orphanage partnership. Evie is diagnosed with deformed limbs, sinus tract in lumbosacral region, developmental delay. At the age of 7-9 months, Evie could roll over and began to pay attention to the environment around her. Between 10 and 12 months, she …Read More

a family for Rosie

April 16, 2015 by nohandsbutours Family Found, Stefanie 0 Comments

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I first learned about this precious girl on the Down Syndrome Adoption FB group and was immediately smitten. And when you see her picture, I’m sure you’ll agree. Those chubby legs. That black hair. Those pink cheeks. Oh my. Now that we are home with our Clementine, who also has Down syndrome, I have such a huge soft …Read More

four families found

March 24, 2015 by nohandsbutours Family Found, fundraisers, Liberty 0 Comments

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Advocating for Children Who Wait is an important part of what we do here on No Hands But Ours. We celebrate with great joy every time we learn that there is a Family Found for one of these children. Today we would like to share four children who were highlighted on NHBO who now have …Read More

Adopting a Child with Vision Impairment: 8 Things to Consider

March 23, 2015 by nohandsbutours Family Found, Family Stories, retinoblastoma, Sensory System, vision issues, vision loss 6 Comments

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December 11, 2011 in Fujian was cool, damp and grey. We were waiting in a conference room at the hotel with another couple from the US. This wasn’t the first time we’d done this. We had waited in similar rooms four times prior to this; however, this time was very different. Long after, we would …Read More

Aging Out Child: Summer

March 22, 2015 by nohandsbutours Family Found 3 Comments

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Summer will age out and no longer be available for adoption on her 14th birthday which is less than 2 months away on May 15th. She needs a family already in process who is motivated to expedite her adoption before this day. Summer has Cerebral Palsy and her gait is slightly affected. She is described …Read More

Ridiculous Faith

March 18, 2015 by nohandsbutours Family Found, Family Stories 10 Comments

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How this all began. The story… we simply didn’t even begin to write. Dean and I went out for a date at Olive Garden. On this date I mentioned to Dean that I keep getting this strong impression about adopting an older girl. We talked. We laughed. We both agreed this would have to be …Read More

find my family: larry

February 28, 2015 by nohandsbutours Family Found 0 Comments

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Larry was born in September 2012 and diagnosed with congenital heart disease. Sweet Larry was found in a hotel dustbin as a newborn and taken to the hospital. At that time he had a hematoma on his scalp and began treatment for jaundice after entering an orphanage. His hematoma resolved on its own but it …Read More

find my family: Tucker

February 14, 2015 by nohandsbutours Family Found 3 Comments

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Tiny TUCKER is who we have to show off today! Aren’t you glad it is heart month around here? Terrific little Tucker is a sweet one year old toddler. Full of personality, he is described as boy who is outgoing and rambunctious, who loves to giggle and be hugged. But what ever you do don’t …Read More

find my family: gigi

February 8, 2015 by nohandsbutours Family Found 1 Comments

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This sweet little girl was born April of 2012. Precious GiGi has an impressive list of needs and she will need a family to help her heal and receive the care she needs. When she was abandoned, it was discovered that she had an eye that appeared smaller than the other. This has been diagnosed …Read More

find my family: Jacob

February 6, 2015 by nohandsbutours Family Found 2 Comments

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Jacob is 12 years old and listed with Cerebral Palsy. Although this precious child is in a wheelchair, he is said to be able to walk short distances with a walker, go up and down stairs with the use of the hand rail and is able to take care of himself, such as bathing, dressing …Read More

find my family: emerson

February 4, 2015 by nohandsbutours Family Found 0 Comments

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 5 year old Emerson was just listed with Madison Adoption Associates via an orphanage partnership. Emerson is diagnosed with osteochondrodysplasia (dwarfism). And if you think his file photos are precious, just wait until you see his videos (1, 2, 3, 4, Password: Adoptmaa)!   At 5 years old, after a period of acupuncture and moxibustion, Emerson …Read More

it was a good year: a look back at 2014

January 27, 2015 by nohandsbutours 2014 in review, Family Found, Stefanie 0 Comments

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2014 was quite a year for No Hands But Ours. The Mentoring Mom program launched in June to an amazing response from over 100 mamas. The No Hands But Ours site was masterfully overhauled by Northstar Marketing over the course of a year, and the beautiful, super-functional site went live in September. Each of the Special Needs …Read More

find my family: Lacy

January 26, 2015 by nohandsbutours Family Found 1 Comments

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Lacy is a beautiful 9 year old girl, who has recently had surgery to correct her club feet. She is new the agency list at Hawaii International Child! Lacy was born with a meningocele, and club feet. She was found when she was an infant, and stayed with that family until 2013, at which time …Read More

find my family: Kyle

January 24, 2015 by nohandsbutours Family Found 1 Comments

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Wonderful Kyle! Please read about this precious boy who participated in Lifeline’s Hosting program and very much wants a forever family. Precious Kyle is 10 years old and is designated to Lifeline’s special focus list. This sweet child is stated to have an eye condition called cryptophthalmus (missing eyelid) and caligo cornea (speck on the …Read More

find my family: Jolie

January 20, 2015 by nohandsbutours Family Found 1 Comments

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This beautiful little girl is six years old and said to be extroverted, active and restless. Jolie is stated to have good communication skills, can express herself well and gets along well with other children. Her file states that she has, “Good physical and mental development, similar with other children of her age.” Precious Jolie …Read More

Aging Out Child: Cody

January 18, 2015 by nohandsbutours Family Found 2 Comments

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Update: My Family Found Me! Cody ages out this July, he needs a family to adopt him before his fourteenth birthday. He has mild hemophilia, his future and health depend on being adopted. His future, should he remain an orphan in China, is bleak. Cody was found abandoned at a bus station when he was …Read More

find my family: Craig

January 14, 2015 by nohandsbutours Family Found 0 Comments

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Craig is a precious 27 month old boy listed with Madison Adoption Associates. Craig’s language development is behind normal kids and his mental is a little lower than normal kids. He is not talking yet. He can only say something like “mama” and “baba.” He gets along well with other kids. He plays with them …Read More

find my family: CiCi

January 6, 2015 by nohandsbutours Family Found 3 Comments

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CiCi was born June of 2013. she is a sweet toddler who is bright, active and smart. By 6 months of age, she was rolling over and learning to sit. By 9 months, she could sit unassisted and had started holding onto her bed rails to stand. By 1 year old, she was crawling and …Read More

Find My Family: Ya

January 4, 2015 by nohandsbutours Family Found 0 Comments

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Oh my goodness! Just look at adorable Ya! She was born October of 2007 and has Down Syndrome. This is what is said about her: “Ya is an extremely adorable child. If you ask her what her name is, she will tell you to call her Ya Ya. If you ask her how old she …Read More

find my family: Wallace

January 2, 2015 by nohandsbutours Family Found 3 Comments

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Wallace, born March 2013, is an extroverted little boy with big bright eyes and a cute smile; caregivers want to kiss his chubby cheeks every time they see him, and who can blame them?! He especially enjoys listening to music, and will sit quietly enraptured by it. This sweet boy loves to complete puzzles and …Read More

find my family: Ridge

December 24, 2014 by nohandsbutours Family Found 0 Comments

Update: My family has found me! Ridge is a sweet little guy who was born in July of 2013, he is so young! He came into care as an infant, and was found to have a club foot (left) with toe deformities, and some finger deformities of both hands. His club foot seems to be …Read More

find my family: Tony

December 16, 2014 by nohandsbutours Family Found 0 Comments

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Tony was born at the end of August of 2009. He has bright eyes and a “cleverish” mouth according to his caregivers. He is a clever (which in China means bright and smart) and skilled child who is very sensible. He shares his toys and will pick up toys for the other children and comfort …Read More

find my family: Devin

December 14, 2014 by nohandsbutours Family Found 1 Comments

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Beautiful Devin will be turning five next month. She is newly designated to Madison Adoption Associates. She has a $1,000 special focus grant. Other grants may be available based on the adoptive family circumstances. Grants are awarded as agency fee reductions. Devin is diagnosed with post-op congenital heart disease- VSD and she is profoundly deaf. …Read More

Best Friends Hoping to be Adopted Together!

December 10, 2014 by nohandsbutours Family Found 1 Comments

Boy do we have a treat for you today! Best friends so close that the agency they are listed with is advocating they be adopted together as brothers! “H” and “Y” are often found together playing chess and both enjoy art. They have high aspirations when they grow up and wish to be a chemist …Read More

Find My Family: Mae

November 28, 2014 by nohandsbutours Family Found 1 Comments

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Mae is only 1 and has Down syndrome and CHD. Mae likes the most to play with other children and the time of playing with her little companions would be her happiest moment of her day. She is a clever and docile girl; She will get exited when seeing food in the caretaker’s hands and …Read More

Find My Family: Fei

November 26, 2014 by nohandsbutours Family Found 0 Comments

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Update: My Family Has Found Me! Met 1 yr old Fei. Fei’s special needs are listed as Hip Dysplasia, Malformed Limb – Lower, Meningocele, but her biggest need is a family! This is what her caregivers say about her: “Fei is growing into a beautiful little girl. She is extremely adorable and clever. Little Fei …Read More

find my family: Emma

November 18, 2014 by nohandsbutours Family Found 0 Comments

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Update: My Family has Found Me! Emma was born November of 2005 and is listed as having Cerebral Palsy and a history of Hepatitis B. She is turning nine years old this year and continues to wait for a family of her own. She was born November of 2005. Emma’s file is a single page …Read More

find my family: Becca

November 16, 2014 by nohandsbutours Family Found, girls, shared list 1 Comments

UPDATE: My Family Found Me! Is anyone looking for a precious seven year old girl to join their family? We have a treat for you today. This precious girl is Becca. She was born December of 2007 and abandoned at two years of age. She lives in an orphanage in Southern China and gets along …Read More

find my family: Lai

November 14, 2014 by nohandsbutours CCAI, Family Found 0 Comments

Update: My family has found me! On February 27, 2009, Lai was found abandoned. He just turned 8 years old with a birthdate of October 2006. He is a shy, delicate and handsome little boy. His demeanor is really peaceful, and when he sees a stranger, he stands very still and does not talk. If …Read More

find my family: Logan

November 10, 2014 by nohandsbutours Family Found 1 Comments

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Update: My Family Has Found Me! Two year old Logan is listed with Madison Adoption Associates via an orphanage partnership. Logan is diagnosed with alpha thalassemia but his file notes that he receives regular transfusions, which is not typical of kids with alpha thalassemia. Madison asked for clarification from the orphanage because of his file …Read More

day 8: Hope

November 8, 2014 by nohandsbutours 30shareadoptionchallenge, Family Found 3 Comments

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There are millions of children awaiting a family and as you begin the process or have already been through it and choose to search waiting child lists, you’ll see the sad faces of thousands of children. Each one waiting for the one thing that all of us are able to give to them – a …Read More

a child waits: Bethel’s Lili

November 6, 2014 by nohandsbutours Family Found 0 Comments

Sweet Lili is a three year old beauty. She currently lives in the Bethel foster home, a fantastic organization in China serving blind and visually impaired children! Lili is blind as a result of having both eyes removed due to retinoblastoma. She has been in remission for 18 months and has been thriving under the …Read More

find my family: sam

November 4, 2014 by nohandsbutours Family Found 1 Comments

Little Sam is 3 years old! Sam has a few orthopedic conditions including Osteogenesis Imperfecta, scoliosis, and a difference of his right elbow and ankle joint. He is mobile and his file states he just can’t jump. People believe that he may be a little delayed compared to his peers but it may also be …Read More

find my family: Luke

October 30, 2014 by nohandsbutours Family Found 1 Comments

Oh my… What a sweet face!! Dear precious Luke is 5 years old and he is listed with Lifeline Adoption. He is Special Focus and his special need is club feet. Just look at this adorable little face, he needs a family to turn that little frown upside down. This precious little guy was found …Read More

find my family: Channing

October 16, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, CCAI, Family Found 0 Comments

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Update: My Family has Found Me! Channing is now over 5 years old. He is extremely cute, and his big eyes are bright and sparkling, as if they could speak. Under his delicate nose, his sweet mouth has grown into quite the talker. Everyone really likes him. However, Channing tends to speak a little childishly …Read More

find my family: kylee

October 12, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, Faith International Adoptions, Family Found 0 Comments

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Update: My Family Has Found Me! Meet beautiful Kylee! Born in October 2011, her caregivers describe her as optimistic and smiley. She loves to be around others and is energetic. She enjoys being outdoors and loves toys with sound. It is believed that Kylee was born prematurely and has experienced hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE), although …Read More

find my family: Jonah

October 8, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, boys, Family Found, WACAP 1 Comments

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Update: My family has found me! Jonah is just 3 years old and is a very smart little fellow. His motor skills are age appropriate and he has good eye-hand coordination. He can communicate using sentences made up of 5-10 words, but is still working on expressing his needs verbally. He often uses actions in …Read More

Two Children Who Urgently Need Families: Mariella and Brayden

October 6, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, Family Found 3 Comments

All children need families.  We know this.  And if you are even reading this post, then you are probably aware that the need for families to step forward and care for orphans worldwide is GREAT.  It is actually quite overwhelming at times.  Someone even told me the other day while having a conversation about the …Read More

aging out child: Tula

September 30, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocacy; older child adoption, advocating, aging-out child, Family Found 5 Comments

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Thirteen years. Most of us remember where we were 13 years ago this month. And although some of those memories are still very vivid in our minds, in reality we see 2001 is pretty far in our rear-view mirror. Thirteen years was a long time ago. Now add another 6 months to that. Thirteen years …Read More

find my family: Timmy

September 28, 2014 by nohandsbutours Family Found 0 Comments

Update: My Family has found me! This little guy is Timmy. He was born July of 2009. He has been in an orphanage since he was 5 months old. This young man is developing well. He is a great sleeper and eater. He is talkative and loves to sing and play games. He enjoys playing …Read More

aging out child: Jonathon

September 18, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocacy; older child adoption, advocating, aging-out child, Family Found 1 Comments

Jonathon ages out next February and is listed with Wide Horizons. “Jonathan is a sweet and smart boy who is hoping everyday for a family in the United States. Sadly, this wonderful kid only has 6 months to find a family! Under Chinese adoption law Jonathan must be adopted before he turns 14 years old. …Read More

find my family: Aaron

September 10, 2014 by nohandsbutours Family Found 0 Comments

Update: My family has PA! Aaron was born in April of 2013 and found a few days later. Aaron’s special need is listed as post-operative congenital esophageal atresia revascularization and post-operative transverse colostomy. His adoption file was completed in June 2014 when he was 13 months old. They report he is living with a foster …Read More

waiting child highlight: Judah urgent medical need

August 30, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, Family Found 1 Comments

Update: My Family Has Found Me! Judah, born October 2010, is a quiet child who is afraid of strangers, and likes to play with those he knows. He was found at two years old, he was thin, weak and could walk on his own. Once he got used to the new environment he could say …Read More

find my family: Quinn

August 26, 2014 by nohandsbutours Family Found 0 Comments

Quinn, born May 2010, is adored by everyone because of his sweet smile, chubby face, and polite manners. When he sees a caretaker who has been gone for a few days, he will tell them how he missed them. A curious child, he wants to learn and explore new things, and asks lots of “Why” …Read More

find our family: Sisters

August 22, 2014 by nohandsbutours Family Found 6 Comments

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Update: Our Family Has Found Us! It is very rare to see siblings available for adoption from China. This is a unique opportunity to bring home this set of beautiful sisters. They were born in March of 2004 and March of 2006 and they both state that they would like to be adopted and have …Read More

find my family: Sammy

August 18, 2014 by nohandsbutours Family Found 0 Comments

Update: My family has found me! Sammy just turned 5 years old and we are praying this is his last birthday as an orphan. Sammy’s file is on the shared list, which means a family working with any Hague accredited agency can pursue his adoption. He was able to attend Bring Me Hope camp once …Read More

Find My Family: Shamus

August 12, 2014 by nohandsbutours Family Found 2 Comments

Update: My family has found me! This cherubic little 3 year old is still waiting for his family! He is Shamus with BAAS, and Lucas with Reese’s Rainbow. He has a complex CHD that will require another surgery when he is 5. He had a bilateral two way Glenn procedure in 2011. As you can …Read More

a family for Lee Lee

August 2, 2014 by nohandsbutours adoption situations, advocating, Down syndrome, Family Found 2 Comments

This is Lee Lee. She was born in late 2011 with Down’s Syndrome and wears that extra chromosome well! She currently resides in an orphanage in northeast China where she gets lots of attention and love from the orphanage staff. She was very curious and apprehensive of us as I’m sure she had never seen …Read More

Find my Family: Dexter

July 22, 2014 by nohandsbutours Family Found 7 Comments

Update: My Family has found me! All it takes is one photo to cut you to your very core, and little Dexter’s photo has done just that for many. This photos, some of his newest, show a little boy whose round face has given way to noticeable weight loss, his kissable lips, dry and cracked …Read More