Six new kiddos have been added to our China Waiting Child photo listing this week! If you’re interested in learning more about Cooper, Macy, David, Logan, Bella or Laney, contact our China matching specialists today to request their files. Each of these kiddos is in need of a Forever Family, and we’re determined to help them find a loving and permanent home. Click the link below to see all of the children that we’re currently advocating for on our Waiting Child photo listing.
This adorable little guy is Cooper! He just turned 8 years old this past June. Cooper’s eyes appear to be underdeveloped, but he does have some vision in both eyes. Cooper was hosted in the hosting program this past summer and had an amazing time with his host family! Here’s something that his host family wrote about him:
“He is independent, unbelievably well behaved, follows direction and likes to help. Shy at first he quickly opens up to everyone. Very inquisitive, he is constantly asking questions. Wakes up in the morning and greets us with a cheery “Hello!”, one of the several English words he learned while with us. He has been as low maintenance as any child I have ever met. They way he adjusted to the drastic changes of hosting was unbelieveable, he is so ‘go with the flow’. He doesn’t need to be constantly entertained, he will go up to the toy room and just grab whatever he is interested and plays by himself if we are busy. He has a good sense of humor and really understood and got a kick out of his host dads gentle sarcasm. While he was here being hosted it was clear that he knew this was only a short vacation to America but still he bonded with his host dad. As we did the countdown to departure day he was excited to go back to China saying he liked China and America equally. But speaking to the chaperone the night before he told heels he was not willing to go back to China. Once we arrived at the airport it all seemed to settle in and he was clearly devastated to be leaving America and said he wanted to stay. I think a family with a brother for him would be great but he did enjoy playing with the girls. Sounds too good to be true but he didn’t misbehave for a second while he was here. I really don’t have any negatives to say about him.
His special need is blindness in one eye and nearsightedness in the other, which glasses helped immensely. Also his eyes wiggle a bit (nystagmus) as he is refocusing but that seemed to be greatly reduced with the glasses. We honestly forgot that he had any vision issues at all. He rides a bike, power wheels, scooter, runs races, all no problem.”
Macy is a cutie who is about to turn 6 years old! She was born with hydrocephalus and a meningocele which she received surgeries for. When Macy’s file was prepared, she needed assistance walking and standing on her own but GWCA is trying to get more details on her current condition. Her language development is described as being normal and she seems to be cognitively on target. Macy loves music and dancing along to the beat! She is described as being sweet, smiley and cute. Contact one of our matching specialists if you’d like to learn more about Macy!
David is a sweet little boy from China that is 6 and a half years old. David is deaf so he some developmental delays compared with his hearing peers. David lives in a rural area of China, so his ability to learn sign language currently is very limited, so he isn’t really able to communicate well with others. One of our GWCA staff members met David when she visited China earlier this year and she would be happy to speak with any interested family about David.
Even though David can’t communicate all of his thoughts and feelings with others, David has a good attitude and a happy nature. David is shy but he does get along well with others. David’s caretakers say that he has good self-care abilities like being able to go to the bathroom by himself and putting on his clothes by himself. David does not currently go to school, but when he is older they hope they will able to get him some schooling to learn sign language. What David really needs though is the love and care of a Forever Family and the educational resources to thrive as a deaf individual. David will most likely never receive what he needs to grow up and become an independent person without being adopted by a family in the United States.
Logan is a cute kiddo who is 6 years old! He has esotropia of both eyes and polydactylism of his right thumb. He is a very active child that gets along well with his peers! He loves playing outside and jumping on the trampoline. Logan is described as being inquisitive and a great listener. His file indicates that his special needs don’t have an impact on his daily life. Logan has great self-care abilities such as getting dressed on his own, using the bathroom and taking care of his plate after meals. GWCA is currently asking for some updated information on Logan! Contact one of our matching specialists if you’d like to learn more about him!
Bella is a wonderful young girl from China that just turned 11 years old. Bella is essentially a healthy child, she just has a scar across her face and part of an ear missing, and she has three fingers that are shorter than the others. Bella was found as a baby lying in a field where she had been abandoned, and the people that found her said that bugs were eating away at her face, so that is why she has her large facial scar. One of our GWCA staff members met Bella when she visited China earlier this year and she would be happy to speak with any interested family about Bella.
Bella is described by her teachers as being a very smart little girl. She is in a regular school and is in 5th grade. She has very good communication skills, excellent grades and she is even learning a little English. She is does quite well in math specifically. Even though the outside of her right ear is scarred, she can hear clearly out of both of her ears.
Bella has been made fun of by other children in the past because of her facial scar, so sometimes she can be a bit shy and she can sometimes find it hard to get along with others. She can also be a little stubborn at times. However Bella gets along well with others once she gets to know them. Bella has a fun, outgoing, creative personality and she seems like she enjoys telling jokes and entertaining others. Our GWCA staff member said that when she met Bella that she seemed like a little girl who might love to do theater and dance in school because she has such a precocious and invigorating spirit.
This adorable kiddo’s name is Laney, and she is about a year and a half old! Her file states that she has Turner’s Syndrome, but at this time that diagnosis is unclear. She also has and a congenital heart defect and limb differences of her hands and feet, but that doesn’t slow her down! Her caregivers describe her as a lively, restless, and lovely girl. She is extremely affectionate and loves to be held and hugged by her caregivers. She loves to play with toys and is able to grab on to the toys despite her limb differences. She has developmental delays, but will likely thrive with the affection and care of a forever family. Please reach out to Great Wall if you would like to learn more!