Children Who Wait

Meet Miles!

May 26, 2019 by nohandsbutours 0 Comments

Miles is an adorable little guy, born in February of 2017. His caretakers describe him as cute and smiley.

At one year of age, Miles could call “mom” or “grandmother” clearly. Sometimes he could speak a series of words loudly, but could not be heard clearly. He could also walk stably and liked putting on shoes. Miles likes playing with the older children outside. He is cooperative when dressed and is not a picky eater.



Miles likes listening music and playing with colorful toys. Miles is a typical two-year-old with tantrums when he doesn’t get what he wants. Being cuddled by his caretakers helps calm him down when he’s upset.

Miles was born with muscular dystrophy. We hope precious Miles finds a family while he’s still so young!

A video of Miles can be found here.



There is a $500 agency grant for Miles’ adoption with MAA. Other grants may be available based on the adoptive family’s circumstances. Agency grants are awarded as agency fee reductions. MAA also partners with the Brittany’s Hope Foundation for matching grants, which are given out twice a year (January and July) and to families that already matched with a child.

If you are interested in reviewing Mile’s file or in adopting Miles, please fill out a free PAP Waiting Child Review Form, which can be found here.

Find My Family: Minnie

May 10, 2019 by nohandsbutours 0 Comments

Minnie is an adorable little girl, born in October of 2011, who is full of joy and determination. She has been diagnosed with spastic cerebral palsy, which has caused high muscular tension of her lower limbs. She also has an astigmatism.


Minnie can walk on her tip toes with the support of a walker. She is said to have normal development of her upper body and normal intelligence. Her hands are very flexible and strong.

Minnie eats and sleeps well. She understands what is said to her. Minnie likes to help water the flowers, stack blocks, play with dolls, listen to music and stories, and watch TV. She is good at sharing with others and her caretaker’s describe her as innocent, active, adorable and smiley. Minnie can communicate with people and can answer questions when the nanny asks her. We can’t wait to see what lucky family will be wowed by this sweetheart!

Written update from March 2019:

Minnie’s orphanage says she has totally normal mental development and they really hope that she will find a loving family who can help her get the medical care she needs for her legs. She’s so smart and determined!

Updated Measurements:
Height: 103 cm
Weight: 14 kg
Chest: 55 cm
Head circumference: 47.5 cm
Number of teeth: 24

A new video of Minnie can be seen here.



There is a $1,500 agency grant r Minnie’s adoption with Madison Adoption Associates. Other grants may be available based on the adoptive family’s circumstances. Agency grants are awarded as agency fee reductions. MAA also partners with the Brittany’s Hope Foundation for matching grants, which are given out twice a year (January and July) and to families that are officially matched with a child.

Minnie needs a family with an approved home study to be able to hold her file or move forward with adopting her. If you have an approved home study or a home study in process and are interested in adopting Minnie, please fill out a free PAP Waiting Child Review Form, which can be found here.

Waiting to be Chosen: Journey

April 25, 2019 by nohandsbutours 0 Comments

Are you ready for the cuteness that is Journey?

Journey, born in January of 2013 with Down syndrome and a congenital heart defect (PDA), is a beautiful little girl with a spectacular smile!

Journey is not a picky eater and can feed herself, but won’t necessarily eat as much as she should so she does get some help to make sure she is eating enough to fill her up. She really likes milk and fruits.



Journey can walk stably and can go up and down stairs using the handrail. She is said to be calm and cautious. Sometimes, if she thinks the stairs, for example, are dangerous she will sit on the stairs and move down with her hands and feet. Journey’s favorite toys are toy dogs and the red plasma car.

Because she doesn’t speak much, Journey has trouble expressing her needs and does need some assistance with toileting. She communicates with her gorgeous eyes and through gestures and actions. When people greet her, Journey smiles happily. Journey is an affectionate little girl. For a period of time, she would go down one set of stairs to the office on the second floor when the caretaker was not looking. She would appear suddenly behind one of the workers there and pat the worker. That worker would sometimes then go visit her activity room and Journey would come forward immediately and hug the worker tightly. Her hugs are said to be so tight they are like bear hugs.

We can’t wait to see what lucky family is going to be blessed to not only have this little girl in their home and family, but to see those smiles and receive those bear hugs every day!



Videos of Journey can be found here and here.

Journey has a $1,500 agency grant for her adoption with Madison Adoption Associates. Other grants may be available based on the adoptive family’s circumstances. Agency grants are awarded as agency fee reductions. MAA also partners with the Brittany’s Hope Foundation for matching grants, which are given out twice a year (January and July) and to families that are officially matched with a child.

Journey needs a family with an approved home study to be able to move forward with adopting her. If you have an approved home study or a home study in process and are interested in adopting Journey please fill out a free PAP Waiting Child Review Form, which can be found here.

Find My Family: Shaw

April 19, 2019 by nohandsbutours 1 Comments

Shaw is a precious little boy born in January of 2015 with Down syndrome and congenital heart defects – ASD and PFO. In June of 2016, he underwent surgery to repair his ASD. Shaw came into care at the approximate age of one. At that time, he could stand and walk against the rails, and …Read More

Waiting for You: Kennedy

April 11, 2019 by nohandsbutours 0 Comments

Kennedy is a beautiful and joyful little girl, born in September of 2012, who loves to wear dresses and skirts! One day after her foster mother bought her a new skirt, she stood in front of the mirror admiring herself and beamed happily when her foster mother said, “Kennedy is just like a fairy in …Read More

Meet Melody!

March 29, 2019 by nohandsbutours 0 Comments

Melody, born in January of 2013, is a little peanut who couldn’t be cuter! Melody knows the nanny who takes care of her and is very close to her. She is described as smiley, shy, and energetic. She recognizes the other children in her room and enjoys playing with them. Melody feeds herself with a …Read More

Twins! Meet Ames and Auggie

March 20, 2019 by nohandsbutours 0 Comments

Ames and Auggie are adorable twin boys born in February of 2016. Ames and Auggie currently live in the orphanage. They have both been in a Lily Orphan Care Center (LOCC) since March of 2016. Ames has not had any recent illnesses and has been in good health, but he has been receiving rehabilitation training. …Read More

Find My Family: Johnny

March 16, 2019 by nohandsbutours 0 Comments

Johnny was born in April of 2008 and is diagnosed as having a deformed skull, strabismus, and a mouth that slants to the right. It is very likely that he has hemifacial microsomia. He was reported to have normal physical development and a ready smile. Sadly, Johnny’s file was prepared when he was an infant …Read More

Waiting Child Spotlight: Jerry

March 9, 2019 by nohandsbutours 0 Comments

Jerry is a cute little boy, born in June of 2017… so he is just one year old! He is closest to his caretaker and likes to play with baby toys. Jerry has motor and language delays, but has been receiving rehabilitation training and early education as well. When his file was prepared in August, …Read More

Waiting to be Chosen: Magnolia

March 2, 2019 by nohandsbutours 0 Comments

Magnolia is a precious little girl, born in August of 2013, and described as extroverted and sweet tempered. And, oh my goodness, those cheeks! She is fairly active, talkative, and has quick reaction time. Magnolia enjoys singing and listening to music. She gets along well with others and likes playing outdoors with her friends and …Read More

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