Children Who Wait

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. Ames has a history of epilepsy. There was a period of time that he was having seizures regularly, but he is currently taking medication and has not had any seizures since.



Both Ames and Auggie are believed to have experienced Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy/HIE (oxygen deprivation during labor/delivery). A CT scan from March of 2017 notes some abnormalities in their brain. Every child with HIE may present differently and language, learning, and motor development may be affected. Both boys were initially diagnosed with a congenital heart defect as well, but an ultrasound from March of 2017 found no obvious abnormalities in either boy.

You can find videos here and here.



Written Update for Ames:

1. How is his mental ability compared to peers of the same age?
Behind, compared with other kids of same age.

2. How does the special need affect his health?
He grows slowly with stiff limbs, due to his iron deficiency, hypoxic encephalopathy, and brain atrophy.

3. Is he potty trained?
No

4. Please describe his personality in details.
He is a bit introverted. Sometimes he likes to lie on the mat when playing. Sometimes he likes caretakers to hold him and talk to him.

5. Is he well behaved and obedient?
He doesn’t understand what we say yet.

6. How are his gross motor skills? Can he walk, run, jump, and walk upstairs and downstairs by himself? Can he kick a ball? Can he pick up a ball? Any limited functions?
Poor. He cannot run, walk, or jump with limited function.

7. How are his fine motor skills? Can he draw or scribble on paper? Can he pick up little things with his fingers?
Poor. He cannot pick up tiny things, but he can hold small things like snacks.

8. Is he in any kind of school?
No schooling.

9. How is his emotional development? Is the child attached to anyone? Who is he close to? Does he care for other people?
He likes the caretakers who take care of him often, but doesn’t attach to somebody.

10. How are his social skills? Does he get along well with other children and adults?
He likes to be held by caretakers or lie on the mat when playing. He is sociable and is doing well with other kids and adults.

11. Is he under foster care or living in the orphanage?
He lives in the orphanage.

12. Updated Measurements:
Height: 89 cm
Head circ: 48 cm
Chest circ: 50 cm
Weight: 12.8 kg
Foot length: 13cm
Number of teeth: 21

13. How is the language ability of the child? What can he say? Can he speak one word, two words, or sentences? Can he express his needs well? Is his language ability the same as peers of the same age?
Poor. He cannot express himself.

14. Can the child follow directions of adults? One step, two steps, or three steps?
He cannot.

15. Is the child on any medication?
Bentoin Sodium tablets, twice a day, half pill each time.
Carbamazepine tablets,twice a day, one pill each time.
Glucurolactone tablets,three times a day, half pill each time.

16. What is the daily schedule of the child?
He receives physical training between 8:30am and 9:30am from Monday to Friday.

17. What does the child eat? Can he feed himself? Does the child eat with chopsticks, a spoon, or a bottle?
He eats soft rice noodles, rice, congee, etc. He needs feeding with spoons. He drinks milk and water with milk bottles.

18. Does the child know any English?
No.

19. Does the child want to be adopted? Does the child understand what adoption means?
He doesn’t understand yet.

20. What color does the child like?
He cannot tell colors yet.

21. What activity does the child like to do?
Outdoor activities.

22. What is the favorite toy of the child?
Balls and furry toys.



Written Update for Auggie:

1. How is his mental ability compared to peers of the same age?
Behind, compared with other kids of same age.

2. How does the special need affect his health?
He grows slowly with stiff limbs, due to his iron deficiency, hypoxic encephalopathy, and brain atrophy.

3. Is he potty trained?
No

4. Please describe his personality in details.
He is quite cheerful with lots of laughter. He is quite sociable, loving to play with his roommates.

5. Is he well behaved and obedient?
Yes, he can make one or two steps.

6. How are his gross motor skills? Can he walk, run, jump, and walk upstairs and downstairs by himself? Can he kick a ball? Can he pick up a ball? Any limited functions?
Poor. He cannot run, walk, or jump with limited function.

7. How are his fine motor skills? Can he draw or scribble on paper? Can he pick up little things with his fingers?
Poor. He cannot pick up tiny things, but he can hold small things like snacks and small toys.

8. Is he in any kind of school? If so, what school? Can he catch up in school?
No schooling.

9. How is his emotional development? Is the child attached to anyone? Who is he close to? Does he care for other people?
He likes the caretakers who take care of him often, but doesn’t attach to somebody.

10. How are his social skills? Does he get along well with other children and adults?
Very sociable. He will smile when we play with him. He likes to play with other kids. We
all love him.

11. Is he under foster care or living in the orphanage?
He lives in the orphanage.

12. Updated Measurements:
Height: 92 cm
Head circ.: 49 cm
Chest circ.: 52 cm
Weight: 13.6 kg
Foot length: 14 cm
Number of teeth: 20

13. How is the language ability of the child? What can he say? Can he speak one word, two words, or sentences? Can he express his needs well? Is his language ability the same as peers of the same age?
Poor. Sometimes he can speak “Mama.” He cannot express himself. When he wants something, he will crawl for it or give a big smile at his caretakers.

14. Can the child follow directions of adults? One step, two steps, or three steps?
He can follow two steps, e.g. if you say,“Go bring the handkerchief to me,” he will crawl to get the handkerchief and bring it to you.

15. Is the child on any medication?
No

16. What is the daily schedule of the child?
He receives physical training between 14:30 and 15:30 pm from Monday to Friday.

17. What does the child eat? Can he feed himself? Does the child eat with chopsticks, a spoon, or a bottle?
He eats soft rice noodles, rice, congee, etc. He needs feeding with spoons. He drinks milk and water with milk bottles.

18. Does the child know any English?
No

19. Does the child want to be adopted? Does the child understand what adoption means?
He doesn’t understand yet.

20. What color does the child like?
He cannot tell colors yet.

21. What activity does the child like to do?
Outdoor activities.

22. What is the favorite toy of the child?
Balls and furry toys.



There is a $1,000 agency grant for Ames and Auggie’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. Fees are reduced for the second child/twin; they are not doubled.

Ames and Auggie need a family with an approved home study to be able to move forward with adopting them. If you have an approved home study or a home study in process and are interested in adopting Ames and Auggie, please fill out a free PAP Waiting Child Review Form here.

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 and he has sat and sat on the shared list. He was at the very bottom of the shared listthe very last file. Johnny had no updates, until now! We pushed for an update and have received great new photos and a written update.

It’s time Johnny is seen!



Written update from January 2019:

1. How is his mental ability compared to peers of the same age?
A little behind peers of his age.

2. How does the special need affect his health?
It doesn’t.

3. Is he potty trained?
Yes.

4. Please describe his personality in details.
He is active and busy.

5. Is he well behaved and obedient?
He is well behaved and obedient.

6. How are his gross motor skills? Can he walk, run, jump, walk upstairs and downstairs by himself? Can he kick a ball? Can he pick up a ball? Any limited
functions?
Good. No limitations. His gross motor skills are just
like normal kids.

7. How are his fine motor skills? Can he draw or scribble on paper? Can he pick up little things with his fingers?
Good. He can draw and can pick up tiny things.

8. Is he in any kind of school? If so, what school? Can he catch up in school?
He is in special education school and can catch up in school.

9. How is his emotional development? Is the child attached to anyone? Who is he close to? Does he care for other people?
Good. He cares about others and is close to the main caretaker.

10. How are his social skills? Does he get along well with other children and adults?
Good. He can get along well with others.

11. Is he under foster care or living in the orphanage?
Always in the orphanage.

12. Updated Measurements:
Height: 132 CM
Weight: 21 KG
Head circ 53 CM
Teeth:24

13. How is the language ability of the child? What can he say? Can he speak one
word, two words, or sentences? Can he express his needs well? Is his language
ability the same as peers of the same age?
His language ability is normal. He talks like an adult.

14. Can the child follow directions of adults? One step, two steps, or three steps?
Yes.

15. Is the child on any medication?
He is not on medicine.

16. What is the daily schedule of the child?
He goes to school each day except Saturday and Sunday.

17. What does the child eat? Can he feed himself? Does the child eat with chopsticks, a spoon, or a bottle?
He eats with chopsticks.

18. Does the child know any English?
No.

19. Does the child want to be adopted? Does the child understand what adoption means?
Yes.

20. What color does the child like?
Blue.

21. What activity does the child like to do?
Games and blocks.

22. What is the favorite toy of the child?
Legos.

Johnny has a $1,000 agency grant for his 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.

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

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, he was not yet saying any words. Jerry was born with an inguinal hernia and also diagnosed as having cerebral palsy due to high muscular tension and delays. In October of 2017, he had surgery for the hernia.

Jerry can hold his head up, roll over, and sit independently. He knows his name and responds when called. He also makes good eye contact and understands simple instructions.

Jerry has a precious smile and he loves to laugh! A family and the right intervention will do this child wonders. It is our hope that Jerry finds his family and can get home while he is still so young!



Jerry has a $500 agency grant for his 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.

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

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

Find My Forever: Ember

February 20, 2019 by nohandsbutours 0 Comments

Ember is an adorable little girl, born in January of 2010, who lives with a foster family. Ember is very close to her foster grandparents and to her teachers. She plays well with the siblings in her foster family and the other children in her class. Ember likes blocks, puzzles, and games. She loves to …Read More

Meet Landry!

February 15, 2019 by nohandsbutours 0 Comments

Landry is a beautiful girl, born in February of 2011, who is described as generous and thoughtful. Landry enjoys listening to music, playing with stuffed animals, and playing outside. Her caregivers describe her as energetic, extroverted, and occasionally a bit obstinate. When she is unhappy, Landry’s caregivers comfort her by giving her gifts or holding …Read More

Urgent Waiting Child: Rupert

February 9, 2019 by nohandsbutours 0 Comments

Urgent waiting child Rupert was recently recalled to his orphanage; he has a $5,000 Bright Futures Agency Grant and up to $10,000 Older Child Grant with Reece’s Rainbow! Smiley Rupert, born in July of 2007, had been in care of Bethel for the blind since he was two years old. Tragically, Rupert was recalled to …Read More

Find My Family: Oliver

January 31, 2019 by nohandsbutours 0 Comments

In honor of National Glaucoma Awareness Month, the waiting children with glaucoma shared over the next few days are eligible for an additional $1,000 grant with Madison Adoption Associates. It is Madison’s hope and prayer that these grants will help ease some of the financial burden so that families can say “Yes!” (If you haven’t …Read More

Waiting For You: Thadd

January 30, 2019 by nohandsbutours 0 Comments

In honor of National Glaucoma Awareness Month, the waiting children with glaucoma shared over the next few days are eligible for an additional $1,000 grant with Madison Adoption Associates. It is Madison’s hope and prayer that these grants will help ease some of the financial burden so that families can say “Yes!” (If you haven’t …Read More

Urgent Child Spotlight: Harlow

January 29, 2019 by nohandsbutours 1 Comments

In honor of National Glaucoma Awareness Month, the waiting children with glaucoma shared over the next few days are eligible for an additional $1,000 grant with Madison Adoption Associates. It is Madison’s hope and prayer that these grants will help ease some of the financial burden so that families can say “Yes!” Beautiful Harlow was …Read More

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