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Waiting for You: Shaw

April 22, 2017 2 Comments

Shaw is a precious three year old boy who waits for a family of his own. He is currently listed with WACAP with a $2,000 grant. He needs someone to help him put a smile on his sweet little face.

Shaw’s primary special is transfusion dependent thalassemia. He also has some cardiac issues which may be related to the anemia he suffers from the thalassemia. He currently receives blood tranfusions every one to two months. He is described as having good mobility and excellent fine motor skills. He can follow instructions given to him by a caregiver, for example throwing away a piece of trash.

Like many children his age, Shaw prefers not to share his toys with other children. He enjoys building towers with blocks when he is playing and he really likes playing ball games. Shaw is speaking simple words and phrases. He knows what the different parts of his face are and he will point to them when his caretaker asks him to identify his nose, eyes, mouth, ears, etc. Shaw knows how to put his shoes on by himself. He gets upset when he doesn’t get enough cuddles from his caretakers. When Shaw goes to sleep at night he usually sucks on his fingers.

Please contact WACAP for more information on Shaw or to pursue his adoption.

Waiting to be Chosen: Libby

April 20, 2017 0 Comments

Libby (born January 2015) is a cheerful little girl who loves to play outside in the sun, and go to the supermarket. She laughs out loud when amused, and loves listening to music; she has learned how to twist the volume on the radio. She is currently listed with WACAP.

In March 2016 she was sent to live with a foster family to get better care, and she quickly attached to her foster mom. When she wanted to cuddle she would stretch her hands out to her foster mom. She loves to be with her foster mom, and cries if she has to leave. Libby is diagnosed with cerebral palsy. Since she was so close to her foster mom, the orphanage would do rehabilitation training with Libby and her foster mom together. At 12 months old, her right arm was stiff, but she could sit for a short time propping herself up with her hands. After six months, she could sit on her own for a moment, and walk around in the baby walker. She was able to pass a toy from one hand to the other, but her hands were still stiff and she had some trouble grasping. She turned in response to her name, but only if her foster family called her.

In October 2016 she could sit on her own, and stand with her hands holding onto support. When she is on the bed she can get up, and isn’t afraid of falling! If someone is holding onto her she wants to take steps and practice walking. Her hands have become more coordinated and can even hold onto small toys, though sometimes she struggles with hand-eye coordination it doesn’t get her down! She is able to feed herself a lollipop, and is cooperative when her foster mom dresses her. Though she is not saying any words, she will imitate sounds, and understands what is said to her.

These videos are from when she was listed with Bethany, please note that she is now listed with WACAP: One and Two.

Libby is a lovely little one who needs a family to give her all the attention and cuddles she wants! WACAP is offering a $4,000 Promise Child Grant for qualified families. Email WACAP for more information!

Waiting to be Chosen: Nani

March 30, 2017 6 Comments

It took waaaay too long, but adorable Nani’s file is finally complete. She is ready for her family to find her and bring her home! Nani is 5 years old and designated to Children’s House International.

Nani is talkative and likes to listen to music. She loves to sing! She likes to play games with her friends, but she can happily play on her own, too. She is close to her caretakers. She is tiny, and as cute as can be! If you look at this little face and think Nani could be your daughter, read on to learn her story.

Nani was found on a cold February evening in front of a book store. She was only four days old. Just a few months later, this brave little girl would face a 36 day hospital stay, where she would endure extensive reconstructive surgery for several lower limb orthopedic issues and a sacral meningomyelocele.

Just after Nani turned two years old, staff from Children’s House International visited her orphanage. Nani was wary of these strangers. Nani’s eyes were sad and she appeared to be underweight. And the strangers could sense – even though Nani was only two years old – that she was tired of having to show someone her leg… again. CHI staff were puzzled as to why she had not been registered already, but confirmed that, YES, she should be registered for adoption right away. She was adoptable! Unfortunately, it would take a further two years for her file to be complete.

While Nani waited, she did her best to adjust to life in an orphanage. She has blossomed into a beautiful little girl with the most endearing smile and sparkle in her eye. Her surgery was unable to completely straighten her knee, but Nani did not let that stop her from finding a way to walk with the help of a walker. Her caretakers describe her as determined – a quality that probably serves this sweet little girl well.

At last, Nani has the chance to find the family she needs.

A few quick notes about her medical condition and special needs: It would be noted at the time of her surgery that she had agenesis of the right kidney, but that is never mentioned again. Confirmation has been requested. Photos are included in Nani’s file and will give you a better understanding of her condition. Opportunities for appropriate treatment are not available to her now. She needs to come home. She needs a family to see past her differences and see only their beautiful child.

For more information about adopting Nani, please contact CHI China Team Specialist Nina Thompson.

Joshua Waits

March 28, 2017 2 Comments

Joshua is a precious 5 year old who is waiting for a family of his very own. Joshua has round head and face, ready to smile and clever. He is active, restless and extroverted. At the age of 1year, he can not speak much, can express his happy and angry with smiling and crying, can …Read More

Waiting to be Chosen: Mary Beth

March 16, 2017 0 Comments

Sweet Mary Beth recently turned 7 years old – such a fun age, yet Mary Beth has experienced such loss in her young life. Mary Beth spent her first five years with her parents, turning up at an orphanage in December of 2014. It is unknown whether her gender or her special needs caused her …Read More

Waiting for You: Cassie

March 14, 2017 4 Comments

2 1/2 year old Cassie is a precious little girl who is listed with Wide Horizons For children’s Individual List. Cassie is described as a social and outgoing little girl who loves music, dancing, and playing with her peers. She always has a big smile for her friends. Cassie was born with Down Syndrome and …Read More

Waiting Child Highlight: Evan

February 24, 2017 1 Comments

This cutie is Evan. Evan was estimated to be 4 years old when he was abandoned. He is now believed to be six, soon to turn seven. His abandonment was likely due to the high cost of blood transfusions, which he needs to treat his medical condition of Thalassemia. We are guessing that his family …Read More

Waiting to be Chosen: Maverick

February 16, 2017 1 Comments

Maverick is 2 years old and the only special need listed in his file is that he is HIV+. Maverick is adorable! He is said to be positive, active and has a ready smile! It seems like he is bonded to his caregivers and looks for their approval. He learned to walk at 16 months. …Read More

Find My Family: Toby

January 30, 2017 0 Comments

Meet Toby! Toby is an introverted and quiet little boy. In general, he is a sweet boy who is close to his caretakers. He is somewhat independent though and plays alone well. One of his favorite activities is being read to and looking at pictures in books. Toby is listed with AAC Adoption. Toby recently …Read More

Waiting to be Chosen: Danielle

January 12, 2017 0 Comments

Introducing precious Danielle! Danielle was born in November of 2012 was admitted into the CWI in January of 2013. Her special needs are macroglossia, heart disease, and hypertrophy of limbs on the right. Danielle was found abandoned at the park in January of 2013. When she was first admitted to the CWI, her height was …Read More

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