Waiting child highlight: Down syndrome

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Meet Penny Penny is four years old. She is on Cradle of Hope’s designated list and has Down Syndrome. This precious toddler girl is said to be gentle and lovely by her orphanage staff! She has been in a foster family and also is able to do therapy at a Rehab Center close-by. She enjoys […]

Waiting child highlight: Can a Blind Kid Really do That?

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Before I started working for Bethel China, I had never had any interaction with children or adults who are blind or visually impaired (VI). Spending time with these kids has been a huge learning curve for me in changing my perceptions about what a child with a visual impairment can do. As a sighted person, […]

waiting child highlight: thalassemia

2004, May 17th, Melody

Lloyd – Born March 2007 Listed with Madison Adoption Associates At the age of 3 years, Lloyd was placed with a foster family and started attending the preschool nearby. He quickly adapted to the family environment and gets along with his family members. Now he can go upstairs and downstairs alone, can run and jump […]

Waiting child highlight: shared list

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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 […]

waiting child highlight: snowdrop boys

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All of the adorable boys featured in this post are also featured on the advocacy blog Stop for Snowdrops. Visit this blog you are interested in learning more about these boys and other waiting children. Meet Toby (Also Known as Finn with Lifeline agency) Toby is a perfect little chubby cheeked 3 year old baby […]

waiting child highlight: bethel china

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Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the school… Every child was excited because they were having a pajama party! They all wore their robes, and they were wrapped up in blankets and quilts. They ate sugar until they felt sick, and they kept sneaking over to the tree to try to open their […]

waiting child highlight: madison

2005, July 1st, Palmer

Meet Joel Joel is a newly listed six year old with Madison Adoption Associates via an orphanage partnership. His file says he has cerebral hypoplasia and epilepsy. Joel’s motor and intellectual development at present: he can walk alone, go upstairs and downstairs holding the wall, and can put on pants and shoes by himself. Joel […]

waiting child highlight: snowdrop girls

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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 […]

aging-out children

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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 […]

special need highlight: focus on dwarfism

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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 […]