find my family: Timmy

September 28, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, boys, Children Who Wait, Dillon, shared list 0 Comments

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 with other children. He has multiple …Read More

Special Need Highlight: Adopting a Child with Congenital Syphilis

August 28, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, Children Who Wait, Congenital Syphilis, shared list 0 Comments

When we were in the beginning of our adoption journey, we wanted a child young as possible, and as healthy as possible. We wanted to see far ahead and be completely prepared for anything. The fear of the unknown was gripping, especially with a first adoption, and let’s be honest, I loved being in control …Read More

find my family: Sammy

August 18, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, boys, cerebral atrophy, Children Who Wait, Family Found, shared list 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

waiting child highlight: two boys on the shared list

June 2, 2014 by nohandsbutours boys, cerebral palsy, Children Who Wait, shared list 0 Comments

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 …Read More

waiting child highlight: Gabriel (urgent medical need)

May 28, 2014 by nohandsbutours boys, Children Who Wait, heart defect, shared list 1 Comments

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 …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

Find My Family: Robert

April 10, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, boys, Children Who Wait, shared list 0 Comments

Sweet Robert was born in December of 2007. He currently lives at a fabulous foster home, where he receives therapy and medical care from American volunteers. His special need is listed in his file as varus of both feet, and deformity of limbs. The foster home states he has arthrogryposis. He longs for parents, and …Read More

waiting child highlight: Osteogenesis Imperfecta

April 8, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, Children Who Wait, Osteogenesis Imperfecta, shared list 0 Comments

Abel Update: My family has found me! Abel is a handsome ten year old waiting on the shared list for a family. He came into care as a newborn and is diagnosed with OI. He is unable to walk and get around in a wheelchair. He is a very hard working boy, putting a lot …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: adopting a deaf child

February 2, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, boys, Children Who Wait, Family Stories, hearing impairment, Sensory, Sensory System, shared list, special focus 1 Comments

For as long as I can remember, I have always dreamed of having a little girl. I also dreamed of adopting an Asian girl, but I wasn’t sure where she’d be from- China, Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, or the Philippines? In September of 2010, I stumbled on an advocacy blog for children waiting in China. …Read More

waiting child highlight: boys

January 20, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, boys, Children Who Wait, shared list 0 Comments

All of these boys are from the same orphanage in Eastern China. Half the Sky has a program at this orphanage. Adoptive families who have visited it say it is clean and the staff is very friendly and warm. Please consider these boys who are waiting for a family of their own. Meet Bruce Born …Read More

Waiting child highlight: shared list

January 10, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocacy; older child adoption, Children Who Wait, shared list, special focus 1 Comments

Meet Ellie Ellie is an amazing little girl born February of 2005. Prior to moving to live with her foster family in January 2009, Ellie was struggling with interacting with her caregivers and peers at her care center due to her vision impairment which affect both of her eyes (atrophy of the right eye, nystagmus …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: 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

next shared list

February 22, 2013 by nohandsbutours shared list 1 Comments

The next shared list is scheduled to be released Monday night, February 25th US time, February 26th China time. So exciting for all families waiting to be matched! Congratulations to all families in the Special Needs program, whether you find your child on shared list, the Special Focus list or an individual agency list… it’s …Read More

next shared list

January 21, 2013 by nohandsbutours shared list 3 Comments

The next shared list is scheduled to be released tonight, January 21st, US time, January 22nd China time. Wonderful news for all families waiting to be matched! Congratulations to all families in the Special Needs program, whether you find your child on shared list, the Special Focus list or an individual agency list… it’s always …Read More

next shared list

December 18, 2012 by nohandsbutours shared list 0 Comments

The next shared list is scheduled to be released tomorrow night, December 19th, US time, December 20th China time. Wonderful news for all families waiting to be matched! Congratulations to all families in the Special Needs program, whether you find your child on shared list, the Special Focus list or an individual agency list… it’s …Read More

next shared list

November 26, 2012 by nohandsbutours shared list 3 Comments

The next shared list is scheduled to be released tonight, November 26th! A new shared list is wonderful news for all families waiting to be matched! Congratulations to all families in the Special Needs program, whether you find your child on shared list, the Special Focus list or an individual agency list… it’s always wonderful …Read More

next shared list

October 28, 2012 by nohandsbutours shared list 2 Comments

The next shared list is scheduled to be released tomorrow night, October 29th! A new shared list is exciting news for all the waiting families out there! Congratulations to all families in the Special Needs program, whether you find your child on shared list, the Special Focus list or an individual agency list… it’s always …Read More

next shared list

July 22, 2012 by nohandsbutours shared list, Stefanie 2 Comments

The next shared list is scheduled to be released tomorrow night, July 23rd – exciting news for all those waiting families! Congratulations to all families in the Special Needs program, whether you find your child on shared list, the Special Focus list or an individual agency list… it’s always wonderful when children find their forever …Read More

next shared list

June 25, 2012 by nohandsbutours shared list, Stefanie 0 Comments

The next shared list is scheduled to be released tonight, June 25th – exciting news for all those waiting families! Congratulations to all families in the Special Needs program, whether you find your child on shared list, the Special Focus list or an individual agency list… it’s always wonderful when children find their forever family! …Read More

next shared list

May 28, 2012 by nohandsbutours shared list 0 Comments

The next shared list is scheduled to be released tonight, May 28th… exciting news for all those waiting families! Congratulations to all families in the Special Needs program, whether you find your child on shared list, the Special Focus list or an individual agency list, it’s always wonderful when children find their forever family! If …Read More

next shared list

April 16, 2012 by nohandsbutours shared list, Stefanie 0 Comments

The next shared list is scheduled to be released tonight, April 16th – which is wonderful news for all those waiting families! Congratulations to all families in the Special Needs program, whether you find your child on shared list, the Special Focus list or an individual agency list… it’s always wonderful when children find their …Read More

next shared list

March 19, 2012 by nohandsbutours shared list, Stefanie 8 Comments

The next shared list will be released tonight, March 19th – wonderful news for all those waiting families! Congratulations to all families in the Special Needs program, whether you find your child on shared list, the Special Focus list or an individual agency list… it’s always wonderful when children find their forever family! If you …Read More

next shared list

February 25, 2012 by nohandsbutours shared list, Stefanie 0 Comments

The next shared list will be released on Monday, February 27th – fantastic news for all those families out there who are waiting! Congratulations to all families in the Special Needs program, whether you find your child on shared list, the Special Focus list or an individual agency list… it’s always wonderful when children find …Read More

next shared list

January 16, 2012 by nohandsbutours shared list 0 Comments

The next shared list is set to be released on Tuesday, January 17th… before Chinese New Year! And that’s wonderful news for all those families out there who are waiting! Congratulations to all families in the Special Needs program, whether you find your child on shared list, the Special Focus list or an individual agency …Read More

next shared list

December 21, 2011 by nohandsbutours shared list 0 Comments

… is being released tonight, December 20th. What an amazing Christmas this just might be for many waiting families. Congratulations to all families in the Special Needs program, whether you find your child on shared list, the Special Focus list or an individual agency list… it’s always wonderful when children find their forever family!

next shared list

November 29, 2011 by nohandsbutours shared list 0 Comments

The newest shared list was released by the CCCWA last night, November 28th! Congratulations to all families in the Special Needs program, whether you find your child on shared list, the Special Focus list or an individual agency list… it’s always wonderful when children find their forever family!

next shared list

October 28, 2011 by nohandsbutours shared list 0 Comments

The newest shared list is expected to be released by the CCCWA on the night of October 31st. Congratulations to all families in the Special Needs program, whether you find your child on shared list, the Special Focus list or an individual agency list… it’s always wonderful when children find their forever family!

next shared list

September 23, 2011 by nohandsbutours shared list 0 Comments

The CCCWA has announced that the next shared list will be released on Tuesday, September 27th.  Congratulations to all those families who will finally see their child for the first time very soon, as well as those already matched!

next shared list

August 26, 2011 by nohandsbutours shared list 0 Comments

The newest shared list is expected to arrive on Monday night, August 29th. July’s list was small, so many waiting families are hopeful that this list will be larger… we do too as it means more kids will find their forever families! Congratulations to all families in the Special Needs program, whether you find your …Read More

next shared list

July 27, 2011 by nohandsbutours shared list 0 Comments

The newest shared list was released on Monday night, July 25th. It seems that this list was relatively small, compared to the much larger list that was released in June. Congratulations to all newly “matched” families in the Special Needs program, whether off the shared list, Special Focus list or an individual agency list. It’s …Read More

next shared list

June 27, 2011 by nohandsbutours shared list 0 Comments

The newest shared list is expected to be released tonight, June 27th. Very exciting news for all families that are hoping to be matched this month! Please share your news with us if you get a call tonight, or have recently accepted a referral off the shared list… we’d love to celebrate with you.

next shared list

May 24, 2011 by nohandsbutours shared list 0 Comments

The newest shared list was released last night, May 23rd. Wonderful news for all families that are hoping to be matched this month! Please share your news with us if you received a referral, or have been recently matched… we’d love to celebrate with you.

next shared list

April 21, 2011 by nohandsbutours shared list 0 Comments

The next shared list will be released on April 26th. Wonderful news for all families that are hoping to be matched off the shared list! Please share your news with us if you are matched this month, or have been recently matched… we’d love to celebrate with you!

next shared list

March 17, 2011 by nohandsbutours shared list 0 Comments

The next shared list will be released on March 22nd. From what I’ve heard, the Februaray list was quite small due to the Chinese holidays – and that many families hoping to be matched were not. Hopefully, lots of children will be matched with their forever families this month! Please share your news with us …Read More

news from RK – China re-opens to singles!

March 14, 2011 by nohandsbutours shared list, singles 0 Comments

**update: news now confirmed by numerous agencies**What fantastic news for single women who would like to adopt from China. I have not heard this from any agencies, but consider Martha Osborne to be an excellent source, so I wanted to share this here. If you have heard this from your agency, please leave a comment …Read More

next shared list

February 21, 2011 by nohandsbutours shared list 0 Comments

The next shared list will be released on February 22nd. Exciting news for all waiting families! Please share your news with us if you are matched off this shared list, or have been recently matched… we’d love to celebrate with you!

next shared list

January 13, 2011 by nohandsbutours shared list 0 Comments

The next shared list will be released on January 18th. Which is wonderful news for all the families waiting to be matched! Please share your news with us if you are matched off this shared list, or have been recently matched… we’d love to celebrate with you!

next shared list

December 16, 2010 by nohandsbutours shared list 0 Comments

The next shared list will be released on December 21st. Just in time for Christmas. Incredibly exciting news for all the families hoping to be matched! Please share your news with us if you are matched off this shared list, or have been recently matched… we’d love to celebrate with you!

lots of wonderful news

November 21, 2010 by nohandsbutours CCAA, shared list 0 Comments

The next shared list will be released on the night of Monday, November 22nd. If you are matched from this list, or were recently matched, please share your news with us! Additionally, CCAA has just announced that families may adopt two children using the same dossier if at least one child is designated as “Special …Read More

a brush with the shared listing

October 1, 2010 by nohandsbutours shared list 0 Comments

We recently had a brush with the CCAA’s shared list. And it was positively wonderful. And the best part? We found our daughter. We began this journey to our daughter in early April. Shortly after my husband read this post. I’d been waffling back and forth wondering what God was up to… but after my …Read More

next shared list

September 17, 2010 by nohandsbutours shared list 0 Comments

The next shared list will be released on Monday September 20th, China time. Which is Sunday night here in the US. Incredibly exciting news for all the families hoping to be matched! Please share your news with us if you are matched off this shared list, or have been recently matched… we’d love to celebrate …Read More

China introduces "special focus" children

August 18, 2010 by nohandsbutours CCAA, shared list 0 Comments

CCAA will now be spotlighting certain children on the shared listing as “special focus” children, opening up new opportunities to help place these older and/or children with more significant special needs. The opportunity to adopt two children at the same time is addressed and seems to be something CCAA is more enthusiastic about, when at …Read More

next shared list

August 14, 2010 by nohandsbutours shared list 0 Comments

Will be released August 17th! Fantastic news for all families who are hopeful that this month’s list will bring news of their child. If you do receive a referral off the shared listing, or have received a referral off the shared listing in the last few months, please leave a comment, we’d love to share …Read More

next shared list

July 16, 2010 by nohandsbutours shared list 0 Comments

Will be released July 20th! Exciting news for all families hoping to be matched! If you do receive a referral off the shared listing, please leave a comment, we’d love to share in your joy!

next shared list

June 17, 2010 by nohandsbutours referral, shared list 0 Comments

Next shared list will be released June 22, 2010. Which also means that the files that were newly released on May’s list (who have not been locked by an LID family), will now be released for non-LID families to consider… Exciting news for all waiting families! Please do share if you have received your referral …Read More

next shared list

May 14, 2010 by nohandsbutours shared list 3 Comments

A new shared listing is expected on May 19, 2010. Wonderful news for families waiting to be matched! If you have been matched off the shared list recently, feel free to share in the comments and I’ll add a link to your blog… we’d all love to hear your news Congratulations to the new families!Amy …Read More

next shared list

April 16, 2010 by nohandsbutours shared list 1 Comments

It is anticipated that the next batch of SN files will be added to the shared list on April 21st. Congratulations to all the families that are soon- to- be matched!

next shared list

March 18, 2010 by nohandsbutours shared list 2 Comments

A new shared list is expected to be released tonight. Exciting news for anyone hoping to be matched with a waiting child!