Just Matched Monday

JMM

We are DELIGHTED to announce that a family has begun submitting their paperwork to bring this young man home! We are so happy for him and his forever family, and we can’t wait to see them come home!

If you are interested in learning how you can be matched with one of our other Waiting Children, contact our Matching Specialists or visit our China Waiting Child Photo listing today!

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New Kids on the Block

PacoHi there! My name is Paco and I am a year and a half years old. My doctor says that I was born prematurely and that my fingers look a little different than some of my friends, but I don’t let that keep me down! I imitate the facial expressions of those around me, I follow sounds well and I really like bath time! My caregivers say that I am lovely and well-liked and they hope for me to have a nice future with an American family. Because I was so young when my file was prepared there is very little information on my personality and my current abilities, so my good friends at Great Wall are working hard to learn more about me. You can contact my friends at Great Wall if you would like to learn more about adopting me! I hope my friends at Great Wall find my Forever Family soon!

DaisyHello! My name is Daisy, and I am 5 years old. My file says I may have cerebral palsy, but that I am now able to walk without assistance. I have a repaired cleft lip/cleft palate and am a little bit behind my friends cognitively, but that doesn’t stop me from smiling! My caretakers describe me as curious and friendly, and they say I love to laugh! My file is a little outdated, so my friends at Great Wall are working to find out more about me! There is even more information about me in my full file, so you can contact my friends at Great Wall if you would like to learn more about adopting me! I hope my friends at Great Wall find my Forever Family soon!
AudreyHello there! My name is Audrey and I am going to turn 13 this December. My back is slightly curved at the top of my spine and I am a little behind my friends developmentally, but that doesn’t stop me from being a smiley kiddo! I love to sing songs with my friends, paint, and recite poems to my teachers. There is even more information about me in my full file, so you can contact my friends at Great Wall if you would like to learn more about adopting me! I hope my friends at Great Wall find my Forever Family soon!
IsabelHi there! My name is Isabel, and I am 4 years old. I’m a little behind my friends cognitively, but that doesn’t stop me from being a happy kiddo! I can be a little shy when you first meet me but after I get to know you I can’t stop smiling! My file is a little outdated, so my friends at Great Wall are working to find out more about me! I hope my friends at Great Wall find my Forever Family soon!
AprilHi! My name is April, and I am 8 years old. I was born with cerebral palsy, but that doesn’t slow me down! I also had a hernia, but some nice doctors performed surgery and I’m doing much better now! I am described by my caretakers as active, smart, and enthusiastic! I love to sing, draw, and watch cartoon movies. I also love to give hugs to my teachers and caregivers! There is even more information about me in my full file, so you can contact my friends at Great Wall if you would like to learn more about adopting me! I hope my friends at Great Wall find my Forever Family soon!
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Bring Bennett Home

Last January I had the pleasure of meeting four incredibly talented kiddos all from the same orphanage that live together in a foster family. I had never met children so incredibly gifted, confident, and happy, especially being orphaned. Three of the four children were selected to participate in our Summer Hosting Program. Every time I shared their stories with families I would get so excited as they truly represent the resilience that so many of these children have. I was thrilled that all three were matched with incredible families and two of them were even coming to Texas!

¦e-¦+¦ (1)The kids came and had an incredible time. All three returned to China just last month, all with families in process to bring them home forever. On departure day I had the pleasure of spending some time with their chaperone and music teacher. The main woman responsible for all of their ‘awesomeness’. She was so excited to share about their experiences here in the US but quickly turned to me and with a frustrated face, said “What about ‘Bennett’, why was he left out?”

We meet at least 100 kids on each interview trip and many times groups travel from orphanages to meet us, bring a group of children and not all of them are brought for the program. The one little boy that we “left out” was so incredible. We wanted us to bring him so terribly bad. After much debate we decided not to include him on our list as a precaution of his medical need and what could occur on a hosting trip.

Forward 8 months ¦e-¦+¦ (5)to that day in the airport with a very upset concerned teacher/mother. With our language barrier we talked more about Bennett and I apologized for not bringing him and said, we can advocate and find him a family. After the events of departure day settled down I was contacted by an incredible advocate about our little, ‘Bennett’. It turns out not only is Bennett an incredible kid, he is the 4th man to this adorable little quad of friends. These four kiddos do EVERYTHING together, school, arts, life, and play, they are always together. They are the best of friends and practically siblings. Here is the tough part, Bennett’s friends are all be adopted and will be home with their forever families no later than next summer and Bennett is currently being left behind. That’s where we need help. We are actively looking for a forever family for this handsome guy and it would be even more awesome if that family could be in Texas or south Carolina, so Bennett and his buddies can keep in close contact.

To learn more about Bennett contact Mallory@gwca.org.

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Just Matched Monday

Jakobe

We are absolutely DELIGHTED to announce that a family has begun submitting their paperwork to bring this young man home forever! We are so excited for him and his forever family and we can’t wait to see them come home!

If you are interested in learning how you could be matched with one of our waiting children, visit our photo listing or contact us today!

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New Kids on the Block

Phoebe 1

Hello! My name is Phoebe, and I am 7 years old. I was born with cerebral palsy, but that doesn’t stop me from being a happy kiddo! My caretakers say that I am bright, curious, and helpful with the other children! I can be a little timid when you first meet me, but after I get to know you I can’t stop smiling! Some of the staff at Great Wall even got the chance to meet me when they visited my orphanage last June and would be happy to talk further about me! There is even more information about me in my full file, so you can contact my friends at Great Wall if you would like to learn more about adopting me! I hope my friends at Great Wall find my Forever Family soon!

GrahamHi there! My name is Graham, and I am 4 years old. My doctors say I have a congenital heart defect, but that doesn’t slow me down! My caregivers describe me as being extroverted with a lot of personality! I also love to sing and dance. Some of my friends at Great Wall even got the chance to meet me when they visited my orphanage last June and would be happy to talk further about me! There is even more information about me in my full file, so you can contact my friends at Great Wall if you would like to learn more about adopting me! I hope my friends at Great Wall find my Forever Family soon!
BennettHi! My name is Bennett, and I am 11 years old. I’ve had surgery for my urethra and it’s almost fixed, but I may need more surgeries in the future. My teachers say that I am very smart and doing very well in school, and that math is my favorite subject! I also love to play with my friends and read. My caregivers say I’m very polite and gracious, and that everyone around me loves me! There is even more information about me in my full file, so you can contact my friends at Great Wall if you would like to learn more about adopting me! I hope my friends at Great Wall find my Forever Family soon!
PenelopeHello! My name is Penelope, and I am about 1 and a half years old. I was born with cerebral palsy and am a little behind my friends developmentally, but that doesn’t keep me from smiling! My caretakers say I love to play with them and listen to music! There is even more information about me in my full file, so you can contact my friends at Great Wall if you would like to learn more about adopting me! I hope my friends at Great Wall find my Forever Family soon!
KieraHi! My name is Kiera and I am 12 years old. I am cognitively delayed and a little behind my friends, but that doesn’t stop me from smiling! My caretakers say that I am active and I love to play! I’m a little shy when I first meet you, but once I get to know you I can’t stop smiling! My caretakers say I can speak well and am good at listening to my teachers. Some of my friends at Great Wall even got the chance to meet me when they visited my orphanage last June and would be happy to talk further about me! There is even more information about me in my full file, so you can contact my friends at Great Wall if you would like to learn more about adopting me! I hope my friends at Great Wall find my Forever Family soon!
HeathHello! My name is Heath, and I am 6 years old! I was born with Down’s syndrome, but that doesn’t stop me from being a happy kiddo! My caretakers say that I am an active and bright boy! I love to go to school and I always say “good morning” to my teachers when I walk in! Some of the staff at Great Wall even got the chance to meet me when they visited my orphanage last June and would be happy to talk further about me! There is even more information about me in my full file, so you can contact my friends at Great Wall if you would like to learn more about adopting me! I hope my friends at Great Wall find my Forever Family soon!
ArthurHello! My name is Arthur, and I am 4 years old. I was born with Down’s syndrome, but I don’t let that slow me down! I also was born with a congenital heart defect, but some nice doctors performed surgery on me when I was younger and I have recovered very well! My caretakers describe me as smart, energetic, and an all-around happy kiddo! There is even more information about me in my full file, so you can contact my friends at Great Wall if you would like to learn more about adopting me! I hope my friends at Great Wall find my Forever Family soon!
JudeHello, my name is Jude! I will be 4 years old this October. My legs are a little different than some of my friends, but I don’t let that keep me down! I love to play outside and love sliding and swinging with my friends. My caretakers say that I am energetic, extroverted, and that I love to smile. There is even more information about me in my full file, so you can contact my friends at Great Wall if you would like to learn more about adopting me! I hope my friends at Great Wall find my Forever Family soon!

AliceHi! My name is Alice, and I am 9 years old! I was born with a cleft lip/cleft palate and a congenital heart defect, but that doesn’t slow me down! My caretakers say that I am extroverted and active, and that I love to smile! I am very curious and always ask questions, and my caretakers say that I am a very good student. I also love to sing and dance with my friends! There is even more information about me in my full file, so you can contact my friends at Great Wall if you would like to learn more about adopting me! I hope my friends at Great Wall find my Forever Family soon!

DeclanHello there! My name is Declan, and I am 7 years old. I was born with Down’s syndrome, but that doesn’t slow me down! My caretakers say that I am bright and active, and that I love to help out other kiddos! There is even more information about me in my full file, so you can contact my friends at Great Wall if you would like to learn more about adopting me! I hope my friends at Great Wall find my Forever Family soon!
HugoHi! My name is Hugo and I am 11 years old. My doctors say I have cerebral palsy, but that doesn’t stop me from being a happy kiddo! I am described by my caretakers as active, bright, and curious. I love to share my toys with other kiddos and love to explore new things. My language development is a little behind my friends, but my teachers tell me I understand well and pick up things quickly! Some of the staff at Great Wall even got the chance to meet me when they visited my orphanage last June and would be happy to talk further about me! There is even more information about me in my full file, so you can contact my friends at Great Wall if you would like to learn more about adopting me! I hope my friends at Great Wall find my Forever Family soon!
AidenHello! My name is Aiden, and I am about to turn 12 years old. I was born with cerebral palsy, but that doesn’t slow me down! My caretakers say I love to smile and play with other kiddos! Some of the staff at Great Wall even got the chance to meet me when they visited my orphanage last June and would be happy to talk further about me! There is even more information about me in my full file, so you can contact my friends at Great Wall if you would like to learn more about adopting me! I hope my friends at Great Wall find my Forever Family soon!
Iris  Hi there! My name is Iris, and I am 8 years old. I was born with cerebral palsy, but that doesn’t stop me from smiling! I am described by my caretakers as a polite and happy kiddo who loves to get hugs! Some of my friends at Great Wall even got the chance to meet me when they visited my orphanage last June and would be happy to talk further about me! There is even more information about me in my full file, so you can contact my friends at Great Wall if you would like to learn more about adopting me! I hope my friends at Great Wall find my Forever Family soon!
 MabelHi! My name is Mabel, and I am 7 years old. I was born with cerebral palsy, but that doesn’t stop me from smiling! I also have a benign tumor on my face, but my doctor’s tell me it’s not a health concern. I love to sing, dance, and play with my friends! My caretakers say that I can be a little introverted, but once I get to know you I adore you! There is even more information about me in my full file, so you can contact my friends at Great Wall if you would like to learn more about adopting me! I hope my friends at Great Wall find my Forever Family soon!
 TrevorHello! My name is Trevor and I am 9 years old. My eyes developed differently than some of my friends but I don’t let that keep me down! Although I have trouble seeing, I am able to take good care of myself! My caretakers say I am curious and that I love to play with other kiddos. Some of my friends at Great Wall even got the chance to meet me when they visited my orphanage last June and would be happy to talk further about me! My file is a little outdated so my friends at Great Wall are working hard to learn more about me! Contact them if you are interested in viewing my file!
 SabrinaHello there! My name is Sabrina, and I just turned 8 years old. I was born with cerebral palsy, but that doesn’t slow me down! My caretakers say that I am bright, happy, and helpful! I love to play with my friends and love to help my caretakers with the younger kiddos. There is even more information about me in my full file, so you can contact my friends at Great Wall if you would like to learn more about adopting me! I hope my friends at Great Wall find my Forever Family soon!
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Just Matched Monday

JMM

We are so grateful for the power of hosting, as a family has begun submitting their paperwork to bring this handsome man home forever! He has been waiting for a long time to find his Forever Family and we are absolutely thrilled that they have started their journey towards bringing him into their family!

If you are interested in learning more about the Waiting Children in our China program, or the kids from our Summer Hosting Program that are still in need of Forever Families, please reach out to our Matching Team or visit our GWCA Waiting Child photo listing today!

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New Kids on the Block

EverettHi there! My name is Everett, and I just turned 8. I have some issues with mild incontinence, but that doesn’t keep me down! I am active, talkative, and curious. I love to ask my caretakers questions. I sleep and eat regularly. I love to play with my friends and love to get hugs from my teachers and caretakers! I hope to find a loving forever family soon. You can contact my friends at Great Wall if you’d like to find out more information about adopting me!

DukeHi! My name is Duke, and I am 11 years old. I was born with albinism and my eyes work a little differently than some of my friends, but that doesn’t stop me from being a happy kiddo! My caretakers say that I have good intelligence and language growth. My file is very outdated, so my friends at Great Wall are working hard to learn more about me. Contact Great Wall if you’d like to learn more about reviewing my file!

Jack“We had the privilege of hosting Jack Yang this summer. He was with our family for 5 weeks. In that time we enjoyed getting to know him. He loved every chance he had to play with other children. He always had a good time, even with the language barrier. He got a long very well with children of all ages. He loved traveling and was always excited to see where we were going next. He never experienced any car sickness on our travels. At home, Jack was always helpful when it came to putting things away and organized our kitchen and pantry quite often. J He also helped unload the dishwasher. He loved to eat noodles and would help get dinner together. He took a shower every night and brushed his teeth. He loved doing puzzles and playing cards with different members of the family. He loved swimming with other children. He used floaties but it was pretty clear he wanted to learn how to swim so he could be free of them. We did get 2 cavities filled while he was here. The dentist said they were quite deep, but should be fine now. We also took him to the eye doctor while he was here. His vision was very good with no concerns at all. Jack will love being in a family, but he will benefit the most if one of the parents is a stay at home parent. He needs firm guidance. He can be physical to get attention or to try and get his way. He will need someone who can’t be easily pushed around and is willing to take the time and effort he needs to learn he is the child and it is ok to have parents tell you no. He did ok with our dogs, but there again, he needs to be closely supervised and guided to understand how to play and pet the dogs. He had a tendency to pester them until they barked at him. Our dogs are very docile, but a more aggressive dog might have snapped at him. No pets may be the best, but close supervision would be a must. A family with children close to Jack’s age would be great for him. I think he would benefit so much from seeing the routines of other children in the family. Our boys are older, so it made it more difficult to see the routines of the family as the bed times were much different. We are more than happy to talk to any family that might be interested in adopting Jack”

Theo (2)Hi! My name is Theo, and I am going to be turning 13 in November. I’m a little bit behind my friends developmentally, but that doesn’t stop me from being a caring and helpful kiddo! I love to help my teachers in the classroom and am always helping to care for younger kiddos who may need a little extra assistance. I love to run outside and play soccer, and am described by my caregivers as very active and outgoing. One of my favorite games is a pretend cooking game, where I put on a chef’s hat and “cook” for the other kiddos in my class. I hope to find a loving forever family soon. You can contact my friends at Great Wall if you’d like to find out more information about adopting me!

 

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Upcoming Webinars

Are you interested in learning more about our adoption programs? Children of All Nations and Great Wall China Adoption will be holding informative webinars throughout the year to provide potential adoptive families with the opportunity to get an inside look at the different adoption programs that we offer from the comfort of their own home! Currently scheduled upcoming events are listed below, register now to save your spot!

  • Winter Hosting Webinar – Thursday, September 10th from 12:30-1:30pm CST. Register Now! 
  • China Adoption Information Webinar – Wednesday, October 14th from 6-7pm CST. Register Now!
  • Philippines Adoption Information Webinar –  Thursday October 29th from 12:30-1:30pm CST. Register Now!
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Just Matched Monday

JMM1

We are absolutely THRILLED to announce that a family has begun submitting their paperwork to bring this beautiful young girl home forever! We are so excited for her and her forever family and we can’t wait to see them come home!

To learn how you could be matched with one of our waiting children, visit our photo listing or contact us today!

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New Kids on the Block

ChelseaHi there! My name is Chelsea and I am 5 years old. My eyes developed differently than some of my friends but I don’t let this keep me down! I love playing with toys that make noise and I am very fond of singing; my caretakers say that compared to the other kiddos, I do a really great job at remembering all of the lyrics! I am described as being introverted but am pretty chatty if I am comfortable with you. I can go up the stairs on my own against the railing but I sometimes need some assistance with direction. My friends at Great Wall are working hard to learn more about me!

RubyHello! My name is Ruby and I am 3 years old. My doctors tell me I have cerebral palsy but I don’t let this stop me from smiling! I am able to sit for a while with some support and I have a great appetite. I am described as being very extroverted and active. I am always smiling and I love laughing! My file is slightly outdated so my friends at Great Wall are working hard to learn more about me!

GabeHi there! My name is Gabe and I just turned 8 years old. My doctor’s tell me that I have a congenital heart defect, but I don’t let that get me down!  I’ve been in a foster family since I was one year old. My foster family says I have a good appetite and sleeping habits. I love to read, write, and play games with my foster siblings. You can contact my friends at Great Wall if you would like to learn more about adopting me! I hope my friends at Great Wall find my Forever Family soon!

LunaHi there!  My name is Luna, and I will be 6 years old this October. My doctor’s say that I am delayed in motor and language development, but I don’t let that keep me down! I love listening to music and playing with my friends!  My caregivers tell me I have a good appetite and sleeping habits.  I can get a little shy when I meet new people, but once I get to know you I adore you!  You can contact my friends at Great Wall if you would like to learn more about adopting me! I hope my friends at Great Wall find my Forever Family soon!

SashaHello! My name is Sasha and I am 12 years old. I have poor muscular tension in my arms and I am a little developmentally behind my friends but I don’t let these things keep me from smiling! I get along very well with other children and my foster parents say I love to dress up in dresses! I am described as being a girly-girl. I listen very carefully in school and always try my best. I hope my friends at Great Wall can help me find my forever family!

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