Waiting for My Family: Leo

October 18, 2017 Children Who Wait 0 Comments

This sweet little guy is Leo, and he is almost two years old. Leo was a tiny little guy when he was found and was diagnosed with a urological problem (usually requiring surgery). He waits for a family to choose him as his own. Leo is doing very well and has normal muscular strength and …Read More

Usher Waits for a Family

October 14, 2017 Children Who Wait 0 Comments

Meet Usher, a gorgeous baby boy who is just turning two this month. He is waiting for his family to find him. The perplexing diagnosis on his English translation says “cerebral agenesis” but his Chinese characters actually translate to “brain dysplasia” which makes a bit more sense as that is something we often see in …Read More

Waiting for You: Adrian

October 12, 2017 Children Who Wait 0 Comments

Look at this crinkled up face smile. Doesn’t it make you want to tickle his belly just to see it? This sweetie is Adrian who is 3 years old and is waiting for his family to find him. He is a boy who celebrates sunshine. He adores being able to be outside and in the …Read More

Waiting to be Chosen: Henry

October 10, 2017 Children Who Wait 0 Comments

Henry was born March of 2014 and his special need is listed as limb difference (strephenopodia or clubbing of both feet for which he recently received surgery). Henry is the most precious little mouse you are likely to see. You might squeal when you spot him but it would be with delight. Henry is 3 …Read More

Choose Me: Falcon

October 8, 2017 Children Who Wait 0 Comments

Goodness gracious. Look at this little love bug. Falcon is an adorable one year old little boy, who loves cuddles and hugs. He is sitting up on his and own even learning how to talk. He smiles easily with people he knows but only stares at strangers. This little guy knows his people… how sweet …Read More

Waiting Child Spotlight: Hattie

October 6, 2017 Children Who Wait 0 Comments

Oh my. Miss Hattie, you are just beautiful. This little love just turned two and is absolutely precious. She is already cruising around furniture preparing herself to walk. She can build a tower with blocks. Hattie can take her clothes off by herself (!) and enjoys looking at books and patting the picture. When this …Read More

Waiting for a Family: Mason

October 4, 2017 Children Who Wait 0 Comments

This little sweetie is Mason. Mason was born in December of 2014. He is described by his nannies as cute and compliant. They also say he is “so smart”. His language development is very good. He can follow instructions well. Also, he has a good vocabulary and knows lots of words such as “auntie, good, …Read More

Find My Family: Malik

October 2, 2017 Children Who Wait 0 Comments

Malik is a very smart, lovable, and handsome six-year-old boy. Malik is bright, engaging and has the sweetest smile. He has been attending pre-school and loves to share what he knows… his colors and shapes and likes to count too. Malik’s official diagnosis is hypospadias, urethroplasty, cryptorchidism, right testis resection, and left testicular descent post-operative. …Read More

Find My Family: Max

September 28, 2017 Children Who Wait 0 Comments

Handsome 12-year-old Max was born with a low birth weight, but has no other special needs. He is all smiles, but a bit camera shy. He enjoys playing with the other children and he is described as a sweet and well-behaved boy. He does struggle a little academically. Max is a mild-mannered and respectful kid …Read More

Find My Family: Oskar

September 26, 2017 Children Who Wait 0 Comments

Oskar is an extroverted and handsome seven-year-old boy who usually has a huge smile on his face, whether he is at home or at school! His smile is so amazing that he makes everyone around him happy just by being with him. Oskar lives with an English-speaking foster family, sponsored by Love Without Boundaries. He …Read More

Waiting Child: Jamie

September 8, 2017 Children Who Wait 0 Comments

Jamie, 4, is an active, smiley, energetic young boy who enjoys outdoor play, games, music, and toy trains. Jamie also enjoys helping out with the younger children. The orphanage describes him as a big brother to the other kids. Jamie has good self-care skills. He can use the bathroom, wash his hands, clean up, and …Read More

Waiting For You: Jade

September 6, 2017 Children Who Wait 0 Comments

Jade, 3.5, is active, energetic, and extroverted. She enjoys listening to music, reading picture books, playing outside, and playing games, especially puzzles, phone games, blocks, and rings. Jade is a smiley girl who gets along well with others. Jade was abandoned at birth. She was diagnosed with congenital megacolon radical, which we call Hirschsprung disease …Read More

Meet Charlene!

September 2, 2017 Children Who Wait 0 Comments

Charlene (Born August 2012) loves all kinds of games and toys: puzzles, building with blocks, listening to books, and hide-and-seek! She especially likes playing with her closest friend. She really enjoys being outside, whether it’s a quiet area of the village or a crowded street. Charlene is diagnosed with bilateral schizencephaly, a difference in her …Read More

Daniela Waits

August 30, 2017 Children Who Wait 0 Comments

This beautiful little girl is known as Daniela and she is waiting for her family to find her and be her YES. Could it be you? She will be 5 years old in October, she has Down syndrome and has had a heart surgery. She is currently living at Maria’s Big House of Hope so …Read More

BinBin Waits

August 28, 2017 Children Who Wait 0 Comments

Check out adorable BinBin! He is 5 and has a diagnosis of progressive muscular dystrophy. Bin Bin was seen by Gladney’s Superkids volunteers in September, 2016 to provide update information on his file which was prepared in 2014. Bin Bin is such a cutie! He loves to explore and play with new toys. He was …Read More

Waiting for You: Asher

August 26, 2017 Children Who Wait 0 Comments

Asher was hosted during our December 2016 hosting program at CCAI. His host mom is sharing about Asher with us today: Asher is a loving little boy who gives hugs and kisses very freely and often! He also loves to receive affection as well and would come up to each of us numerous times a …Read More

Choose Me: Wyatt

August 24, 2017 Children Who Wait 2 Comments

Meet sweet little Wyatt! Wyatt is a special little guy who recently turned one and who has albinism. He is visually tracking objects if they are close to him, is able to sit on his own, and he loves toys and to play! A recent video received by his agency shows Wyatt crawling after a …Read More

Advocating for Children With HIV

August 18, 2017 Children Who Wait 0 Comments

The Lily Project became an HIV advocacy and education blog in October 2015, after its admin visited a group home for kids with HIV in China. She met several children who were waiting to be adopted, and several more who did not have files yet prepared for adoption. In China, as well as in America, …Read More

Waiting to be Chosen: Milla

August 14, 2017 Children Who Wait 0 Comments

Meet Milla, one of the newest kids at Bethel! Milla came from Maria’s Big House of Hope, but she was transferred to New Hope for foster care but attends Bethel’s preschool during the day. Milla is a very engaged and happy little girl. She is still nervous in her new environment, but she calms down …Read More

Waiting to be Chosen: Landon

August 12, 2017 Children Who Wait 0 Comments

Landon moved to Bethel China in December of 2016, and what a great Christmas present he was! He was born in July of 2013 and his special need is vision loss. Landon is 3 years old and he loves to play and loves to receive attention from adults. He likes to jump on the trampoline, …Read More

Urgently Waiting: Victor

August 11, 2017 Children Who Wait 0 Comments

Victor is a nine year old boy who came to Bethel in the fall of 2016. It was clear upon arrival that Victor had difficult start to life and that he would have many obstacles to overcome. His transition was very hard on him and our staff, but with a lot of love, patience, and …Read More

Waiting to be Chosen: Scarlett

July 26, 2017 Children Who Wait 0 Comments

Scarlett was born April of 2016 and she waits to be chosen by a family! She is newly designated to WACAP. Scarlett is a tiny baby girl even though caregivers say she has a very hearty appetite! She is described as a quiet baby who doesn’t cry often. She enjoys playing with familiar children, and …Read More

Waiting to be Chosen: Nadia

July 24, 2017 Children Who Wait 0 Comments

Meet precious Nadia who is newly listed with WACAP! Nadia was born November of 2012. Her caregivers report that she is a smart girl who expresses her own thoughts and desires. She loves to sing and knows many children’s songs. She also has two adorable dimples on either side of her smile! Her nannies say …Read More

Waiting to be Chosen: Benny

July 22, 2017 Children Who Wait 0 Comments

Precious Benny was born March 2015 and is described as an active toddler who loves to explore and interact with his surroundings. He smiles often, and looks at you when you talk to him. He enjoys listening to music and watching cartoons. Benny is diagnosed with beta thalassemia and severe anemia. Caregivers report he needs …Read More

Waiting to be Chosen: Liam

July 16, 2017 Children Who Wait 0 Comments

Liam was born in August of 2012 and is listed with AAC. When AAC staff first met Liam in May of 2016, he was shy and quiet. But it didn’t take too long for him to open up and show them how amazingly bright he is! When given the choice of toys to play with, …Read More

Waiting to be Chosen: Rose

July 8, 2017 Children Who Wait 0 Comments

Precious Rose turns 8 years old today. Rose exhibits a beautiful smile, and embodies a beautiful soul. She has a laugh so contagious that even when she is being mischievous, it is hard to keep from laughing with her. She is very social and gets along with other kids wonderfully. She has a real affinity …Read More

Find My Family: Davie

July 8, 2017 Children Who Wait 0 Comments

Davie’s teachers all like him. Born in February 2007, he’s described as an active child who respects his teachers and has the type of personality that unites his classmates. When Davie was about a year and a half old, he started learning to walk. At two years old, Davie would watch TV and dance around …Read More

Aging Out Alert: Patrick!

July 6, 2017 Children Who Wait 0 Comments

Patrick is an amazingly happy 13 year old boy who has a very short amount of time to be adopted. He will age out July of 2018. Patrick has OI (Brittle Bone). He is a very sweet boy who has an infectious smile and is loved by all who meet him. Patrick lives in an …Read More

Aging Out Alert: Yancy!

July 4, 2017 Children Who Wait 1 Comments

Yancy is a handsome 13 year old boy (born Oct 2003) who has Down’s Syndrome and is loved by those around him. He recently joined the International China Concern (ICC) family after having lived at the Welfare Center for many years. Though he has very few words due to having a verbal delay, Yancy has …Read More

Waiting to be Chosen: Andre

July 2, 2017 Children Who Wait 0 Comments

Meet Andre. Isn’t he adorable? Andre is said to be a bit timid, enjoying quiet activities over super-active play. He gets along well with his nannies and peers. He enjoys watching TV and listening to music. He will often hum along to the tune. He is described as very smart and quite verbal. He can …Read More

Waiting to be Chosen: Hedley

July 1, 2017 Children Who Wait 0 Comments

This is a special post for me to write. It’s special because, even thought I don’t personally know this child, I have personally met her foster mama and know what great care she’s getting. I know how loved on she is while she waits for her forever mama to see her. You see, this precious …Read More

Crosby Waits for a Family

June 30, 2017 Children Who Wait 0 Comments

Meet precious Crosby! This handsome and active little guy is 3 years old. Crosby is new to the agency list at Hawaii International Child. He came into care when he was about 3 months old. Crosby has had no delays in motor skills, and is toilet trained. HIC has asked for an update so we …Read More

Urgent Aging Out Child: YouYou

June 28, 2017 Children Who Wait 5 Comments

YouYou is 13 years old and has just over six months left until he ages out from the adoption program. His file reveals that he was found around his 3rd birthday. With testing, it was determined that he has Thalassemia. He receives transfusions every 1-2 months. YouYou is a curious and attentive boy. He is …Read More

Waiting to be Chosen: Ifan

June 26, 2017 Children Who Wait 1 Comments

Ifan, born January 2007, is a sensible and polite child. He puts his shoes away as soon as he gets home, and always greets people he knows. Whenever a guest leaves he says “come back soon!” Ifan is diagnosed with club feet, which he had surgery for; caregivers report that he can walk and run, …Read More

Waiting to be Chosen: Diana

June 25, 2017 Children Who Wait 0 Comments

Diana was born in March 2006 and found abandoned as a newborn. She was initially diagnosed with spina bifida and spinal meningocele, and later with chronic kidney disease and moderate anemia. Diana is described as mature, strong, polite and well-liked. Despite her complicated medical history, she continues to work hard in school, treat others with …Read More

Find My Family: Dalton

June 22, 2017 Children Who Wait 0 Comments

Just turned 7-year-old Dalton is one of those kids that just breaks you. His file was prepared six years ago, when he was a baby, and he is not only still waiting, but is a healthy little boy who is doing so well! It is likely no one took a chance or that leap of …Read More

Jeremiah Waits for a Family

June 18, 2017 Children Who Wait 0 Comments

Get ready to be mesmerized by Jeremiah’s adorable chunky little cheeks! Jeremiah is a Special Focus child listed on Agape Adoptions’ individual list. Jeremiah is 1.5 years old and lives with a foster family. He is a cheerful, active, and restless little boy who loves to smile and laugh. Jeremiah is curious about toys that …Read More

Daisy Waits

June 16, 2017 Children Who Wait 0 Comments

Daisy is 6 years old and waits for a family of her very own. She is listed with Small World Adoptions. This little cutie looks to have such a sweet disposition. She is said the get along well with others. Her video shows her intently and gently dressing her baby doll. She is “quick minded” …Read More

Waiting to be Chosen: Reese

June 14, 2017 Children Who Wait 0 Comments

Meet Reese! Let Reese’s cheerful little smile melt your heart! Almost three year old Reese is a Special Focus child listed on Agape Adoptions’ individual list. Reese eats and sleeps well throughout the night; some of her favorite foods are egg custard, fruits, dumplings, and vegetables! Reese loves listening to music, playing with toy bells, …Read More

Find my Family: Donna

June 13, 2017 Children Who Wait 0 Comments

Five-year-old Donna is as cute as can be! Donna is a sweet little girl who likes singing and dancing (as you can see in her must-watch video). She greets her teachers when she sees them and her nannies say that all of her classmates and teachers like her. Donna is diagnosed with hydrocephalus and has …Read More

Gretchen Waits

June 12, 2017 Children Who Wait 0 Comments

Meet Gretchen!! Active and cheerful little Gretchen is waiting for her forever family! Gretchen is four and a half years old and is a Special Focus child listed on Agape Adoptions’ individual list. Gretchen gets along very well with others, and is close to the other children at the orphanage. Her favorite thing to do …Read More

Waiting Child Highlight: Louisa

June 6, 2017 Children Who Wait 0 Comments

Are you looking for a princess to join your family? If so, look no further! Louisa is an adorable six-year-old girl who would love to play dress-up and make believe with a sister! As you can see from one of her older videos, her language development is good and she can speak in 5-10 word …Read More

Find My Family: Sweet Mel

May 28, 2017 Children Who Wait 1 Comments

Precious Mel is one year old with Down syndrome. Mostly she enjoys playing by herself quietly, and has a big smile. She can been seen waving her hands to music when she is listening. Mel is able to roll over on her own and can grab toys readily when they are near her. She is …Read More

Waiting to be Chosen: Mr. Scientist

May 25, 2017 Children Who Wait 0 Comments

Cal (who also goes by Mr. Scientist) is a science-loving 10-year-old little math whiz. My family had the pleasure of being his hosts from December 2015 – January 2016, and in that short amount of time, he demonstrated so much growth. When Cal came to the U.S., he was able to write some words in …Read More

Waiting Child: Billy

May 22, 2017 Children Who Wait 0 Comments

Five year old Billy needs a family to give him unconditional love and affection. Billy lives in a foster family and was born with microtia of his ears, which impacts his hearing and speech. Billy is the definition of adorable! He’s a handsome, happy, cuddly, active, helpful, and athletic 5-year-old boy. Billy lives in a …Read More

Returned to the Orphanage: the Children of Guangdong

May 21, 2017 Children Who Wait, Lifeline, orphan ministry, other ways to care for the orphan 0 Comments

On March 21st, I came across a post from Lifeline’s China program director that said: “Please join us in praying for the precious children who are being cared for in our Foster Center in Zhanjiang, China. Because of some new laws being implemented this year in China, we were notified very unexpectedly last night that …Read More

Sofia Waits for a Family

May 20, 2017 Children Who Wait 0 Comments

Sofia is an extroverted 3-year-old who always has a smile on her face. She gets along with her friends and she likes to climb and play outdoors. Since Sofia likes climbing so much, she tries her best to walk by holding onto objects and can climb up a table and climb down. Sofia is expressive …Read More

Find My Family: Jude

May 19, 2017 Children Who Wait 0 Comments

Oh goodness, just look at this sweet smile. Read on… he’s even sweeter on the inside. Sweet-natured Jude celebrated his 11th birthday in October and is living in a foster family at an excellent facility in Beijing. Diagnosed with mild CP, Jude has worked tirelessly to overcome the challenges he faces. Recently he has taken …Read More

Waiting for You: Wes

May 18, 2017 Children Who Wait 0 Comments

Precious little Wes just celebrated his third birthday! Wes is described by his caregivers as sweet, gentle, and good natured. He was born with a spinal lumbar meningocele. He was found as a newborn and received surgery around one year. His legs are weak and have poor sensory input but he can stand with assistance. …Read More

Waiting for You: Leo

May 8, 2017 Children Who Wait 0 Comments

Two and a half year old Leo is a huggable, happy little boy! Leo is a Special Focus (SF) child listed on Agape Adoptions’ individual list. Leo’s Chinese name was given to him “in the hopes that he can soar to great heights just like a bird.” Leo is an outgoing little boy who has …Read More

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