find my family: Emma

November 18, 2014 by nohandsbutours Children Who Wait, girls, shared list 0 Comments

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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 with very little information and some …Read More

find my family: Becca

November 16, 2014 by nohandsbutours Children Who Wait, girls, shared list 1 Comments

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 well with other children in …Read More

find my family: Lilly

September 12, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, Carolina Adoption Services, Children Who Wait, girls 0 Comments

Lilly is an adorable little girl born November of 2012. She is outgoing and loves to play with other children. She greets familiar faces with a smile and gets excited when she hears music. Lilly has some deformities in her extremities and has received multiple surgeries that have increased her mobility. She can stand up …Read More

Special Need Highlight: Adopting a Child with Complex Cloaca

September 8, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, ambiguous genitalia, cloaca, Family Stories, girls, urogenital defects, urologic 1 Comments

I have to be completely honest from the start. We did not choose this special need. We had never even heard of it! And if we had known what it might entail, I can tell you plainly, we would have chickened out. But God knew that and kept us in the dark so He could …Read More

Find My Family: Rosie

September 2, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, Children Who Wait, girls, Lifeline 1 Comments

Adorable Rosie is 7 years old and is listed as deaf/unable to speak, postoperative congenital megacolon and completely precious. This beautiful girl is on Lifeline’s special focus list. This sweet child’s file is heartbreaking. When Rosie was 4 years old, she was diagnosed with abdominal distension, which was finally repaired. Her file clearly shows a …Read More

find our family: Sisters

August 22, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, Children Who Wait, CHSFS, girls, siblings 6 Comments

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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 a happy family. They must be …Read More

Find My Family: Clover

August 14, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, 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: Briana

August 4, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, Children Who Wait, girls, Gladney 0 Comments

Briana is a beautiful little 3 going on 4-year-old girl. She is in a group foster care type of home. Briana is able to take care of many of her own needs and is toilet trained. She speaks in long sentences. Briana’s special need is developmental delay, but she does very well! She can run …Read More

Find My Family: Snow

July 8, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, BAAS, Children Who Wait, girls 0 Comments

Snow is a sweet nine year old girl. She was born in September of 2004. She was found abandoned in a hospital and was admitted to the orphanage in September of 2007. Her special need is listed as intracranial injury (postoperative left temporoparietal skull surgery, defect is about 7ⅹ6cm). Watch Snow’s video here. Please contact …Read More

Aging Out Child: Pamela

July 4, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, Children Who Wait, girls, Lifeline 0 Comments

Pamela is 13 years old, listed as special focus with postoperative cleft lip and cleft palate repair, blood WBC slightly elevated higher; and otherwise healthy. She is designated to Lifeline Children’s Services. Pamela is said to be a clever, active, and outgoing child, who likes outdoor activity, games, and watching TV. She is helpful to …Read More

Find My Family: Hanson

June 28, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, Children Who Wait, epidermolysis bullosa, Family Found, girls, GWCA 0 Comments

Update: My family has found me! Hi! I’m Hanson! Due to my epidermolysis bullosa I see doctors and nurses a lot so I have a good relationship with them. Even though I get sores on my body, I rarely cry and I try to be very strong! I can be quiet but I love getting …Read More

Find My Family: Macy

June 20, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocacy; complex heart defects, advocating, Children Who Wait, girls, Heartsent Adoptions 5 Comments

Macy is a precious nine year old girl who has waited for her family to find her for a very long time. Her file has bounced from one agency to another, without ever being chosen. She is currently listed with Heartsent Adoptions. Macy has been diagnosed with CHD (VSD after repair) and PH. She has …Read More

Find My Family: Poppy

June 18, 2014 by nohandsbutours cerebral palsy, Children Who Wait, epilepsy, girls, WACAP 2 Comments

Meet Poppy who was born September of 2003. She is an extroverted, active girl who gets along well with other children. She shares her food and toys with other kids, and adapts well to new people and situations. Poppy has mild CP which affects her right hand but she can use her left hand to …Read More

Find My Family: Jenny

June 14, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, Agape, Children Who Wait, girls 0 Comments

Get ready for a party with Jenny! Five old Jenny was born blind, but being blind doesn’t stop her from living life to the fullest. She sings, she dances, she is the life of the party. Her caregivers describe Jenny as an extrovert and an active playmate. She is expressive and loves meeting new people …Read More

waiting child highlight: older girls

June 12, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, Children Who Wait, girls, older child adoption, special focus 0 Comments

Autumn is twelve years old and inching dangerously close to her 14th birthday with every passing minute. She has repaired CL/CP. She loves to sing and dance and is active, outgoing and considerate. She has been spoken to about adoption and says she would love to have a family to call her own! Autumn is …Read More

Find My Family: Bailey

June 4, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, Children Who Wait, girls, Wasatch 0 Comments

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 …Read More

Waiting child highlight: Tisha Urgent Medical Need

May 24, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, Children Who Wait, Family Found, girls, Lifeline, thalassemia 1 Comments

UPDATE: My Family has found me! 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 …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

Waiting child highlight: congenital adrenal hyperplasia

May 18, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, Children Who Wait, Congenital adrenal hyperplasia, girls, shared list 2 Comments

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 …Read More

Exposed to Hope: Girls with Vision Impairment

May 16, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, Children Who Wait, Family Stories, girls, Sensory System, vision issues 0 Comments

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 …Read More

Find My Family: Colleen

May 14, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, Children Who Wait, girls 2 Comments

Adorable Colleen is 8.5 years old and is diagnosed with retarded growth; deformity of spine. The Little People of America believe that she has a form of dwarfism. Unfortunately for her, she resides in an orphanage that is not very cooperative when it comes to updates so she needs a family who will love her …Read More

Find My Family: Grace with WACAP

May 13, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocacy; complex heart defects, advocating, Children Who Wait, Family Found, girls, WACAP 3 Comments

Update: My family has found me! This sweet little face belongs to Grace. Although her nannies describe her as timid and shy, she gets along well with others and is said to be energetic. She is six years old. She loves to listen to music, read books, and play with toys,. Dolls happen to be …Read More

Find My Family: Olive

April 30, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, Children Who Wait, girls, Heartsent Adoptions 0 Comments

Olive is a very pretty little girl who is 8 years old. She came into care as an infant, and was diagnosed with hydrocephalus. She, to our knowledge, has not received surgery. Olive’s development has been a bit delayed, but she is an active and happy girl. She loves school, where she is very careful …Read More

Find My Family: Becca

April 28, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, BAAS, Children Who Wait, Family Found, girls, schizencephaly 1 Comments

UPDATE: My family has found me! Becca is a sweet little girl waiting for a family. She turned 3 in October and has Schizencephaly, a non-progressive brain abnormality. Her original file states she had a hemangioma and rickets, both of which are non-issues now. She was reported to have delays, which turned out to be …Read More

special need highlight: adopting a child with limited mobility

April 26, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, Central Nervous System, Children Who Wait, Family Stories, girls, Incontinence, spina bifida, wheelchair bound 5 Comments

It was April 2012. We had just completed our first adoption from Uganda. The 6 month wait had been satisified for the state of Ohio and we’d just fully adopted our new son. Then…we fell in love with a story and a picture. A sweet little boy waited for us in China! 10 months later, …Read More

Find My Family: Chelsea

April 14, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, Children Who Wait, Family Found, girls, spina bifida 0 Comments

JOYFUL UPDATE: My Family has found me!! Chelsea is a strong and open girl who was found at a station gate in November 2009. She was born February of 2009. Upon admission into the care center, Chelsea was noted to be weak and thin with rapid breath and a feeble cry and to have a …Read More

Find My Family: Patrice

April 6, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, BAAS, cerebral palsy, Children Who Wait, girls 0 Comments

Patrice is a sweet ten year old who was born in October of 2003. She was admitted into the CWI on July 27th, 2004. She is a lively, outgoing, smiley and helpful child who likes to have fun. She likes to play games with younger children and helps the caregivers with chores within her ability. …Read More

waiting child highlight: Girls listed with Heartsent

March 26, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, Children Who Wait, girls, Heartsent Adoptions 0 Comments

This post features three special little girls who are listed with Heartsent Adoptions. Please let them know if you are interested in any of these treasures! Meet Cicely Cicely is a precious little girl who has just turned 5 years old. She is blind, with no apparent light perception. Her file, and photos, are very …Read More

Waiting child highlight: girls

March 20, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, Children Who Wait, girls 0 Comments

Molly This cutie pie is Molly! It seems she is passed over because she looks like a boy but you can see the beauty in her eyes. The orphanage says her intelligence is normal. She is doing amazingly well and is almost six. She has a very long, and scary sounding diagnoses but she is …Read More

Find My Family: True

February 28, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocacy; older child adoption, advocating, Children Who Wait, Family Found, girls, shared list 1 Comments

Update: My family has found me! Precious True is 10 years old and is listed as having a spinal deformity. Due to this special need, she is not very tall. She complies with the rules and respect her teachers and nannies. She has good self-care ability, can clean her room and wash her clothes. Usually …Read More

Waiting child highlight: Heartsent girls

February 16, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, Children Who Wait, girls, Heartsent Adoptions 0 Comments

This post features four special little girls who are listed with Heartsent Adoptions. Please let them know if you are interested in any of these treasures! Meet Julia Julia is 11 years old (old photos – new ones coming soon). She has ptosis (drooping eyelid – can be corrected), and a CHD which was diagnosed …Read More

Find My Family: Mary

February 14, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, Children Who Wait, girls, WACAP 0 Comments

update: Mary is now on the shared list Mary, six years old in 2013, 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 …Read More

aging-out girls

February 10, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocacy; older child adoption, advocating, aging-out child, Children Who Wait, girls 2 Comments

These girls all have little time left to be chosen and be adopted. Could one of them be your daughter? Meet Tiffany Silk Tiffany Silk’s story is one of heartbreak, in her short life she has already lost two families. Her birth family left her at 2 months old. She was found by a childless …Read More

waiting child highlight: heartsent

January 18, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, Children Who Wait, girls, Heartsent Adoptions 0 Comments

This post features four special little girls who are listed with Heartsent Adoptions. Please let them know if you are interested in any of these treasures! Meet Meadow Meadow is such a sweet 2 year old! This beautiful baby came into care when she was one year old. Meadow has Down syndrome, and had not …Read More

waiting child highlight: older girls

January 4, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, Children Who Wait, Family Stories, girls, large families, older child adoption, shared list 5 Comments

To open your heart to a child who may or may not remember her biological parents. Or is attached to an auntie. To be bringing home a child who has already developed a personality and habits. To be bringing home a child whom you may have chosen to name after yourself (Ruthi) only to have …Read More

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

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