5 More Kids Home!

We would like to congratulate these five incredible kiddos who have recently come home with their new Forever Families! Every family’s adoption journey is unique, but at the end they all have the same result – one more smiling face and one less orphan. Congratulations to each of these kids and their new families, and welcome home!

China Waiting Child Adoption

GWCA’s China adoption program is a Waiting Child program, meaning all of the children either have some sort of medical need (some of which have already been treated), or they are an older child who has not yet found their family. In order to help these kiddos find loving and permanent families as quickly as possible, families in this program can request to be matched with a specific Special Focus child as soon as they begin their adoption paperwork rather than having to wait until later in the process.

GWCA’s China adoption specialists are currently advocating for over 50 Special Focus children who are in need of families. If you’re interested in learning how your family can be matched through GWCA’s China adoption program, contact our matching specialists or visit our photo listing today!

Resources

– Learn more about adopting a child from China
– Visit GWCA’s Waiting Child photo listing
– Contact a China matching specialist today

 

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I Found My Family!

Hooray! We’re so delighted to announce that one of the families in our China adoption program has begun submitting their paperwork to bring this little guy home forever. We are so excited for him and his new family, and we can’t wait to see them come home!

As an older Waiting Child, this sweet boy’s file was considered Special Focus, meaning his family was able to be matched with him right away. All of the kids who are currently listed on our Waiting Child photo listing are also considered Special Focus, and families can be matched with them as soon as they begin their adoption journeys. If your family is interested in learning more about any of the incredible kids in our China adoption program, contact one of our China matching specialists or visit our photo listing today!

– Visit the Waiting Child Photo Listing to learn about kids in need of Forever Families!
– Contact our China Matching Specialists to learn how you can start your adoption journey!

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New Kids on the Block

Pax is a sweet little boy from China who recently turned 6 years old. Pax is an optimistic little boy that enjoys the company of others. He is very attached to his caregivers and loves receiving cuddles from them. Pax needed some rehabilitation when he was younger to help him learn to stand and walk, but with hard work and dedication Pax was able to learn how to do this. Pax was born with hydrocephalus, but it is not clear from his file if has received a surgery for a shunt or not. Since Pax’s file is a little out of date, our Great Wall staff is working hard to learn more about him.

If you are interested in reviewing Pax’s full file, please contact the GWCA China Home Finding Team today!

This precious boy’s name is Elijah! Elijah is 8-years old and in need of a home to call his own. He has been diagnosed with thalassemia and siderosis, which refers to a excess of iron that may be effecting his lungs. He was also diagnosed with hydrocephalus, but he received a shunt and has not appeared to need any follow-up treatment. Elijah’s file also indicates that he had a arachnoid cyst, but it appears that he has received surgery for that as well. Elijah is an active, energetic boy who loves to run, jump, ride bicycles, and jump rope. He has a clear language ability and is able to imitate adults and have conversations. He is in school now and is taking courses in Chinese, English, and Mathematics! He can follow instructions well and is even able to sing the Happy Birthday Song in English! He doesn’t always like to do his homework and likes to try to convince his caretakers to get out of it. He is a clever, mischievous little boy who would thrive with the love of a forever family. Please reach out to Great Wall to learn more!Ivette is a lovely little girl from China who just recently turned 4 years old.  Ivette lives with a foster family and is very close to her foster mother.  She gets very happy when she hears music and will get a big smile on her face.  She likes to talk a walk with her foster mother every evening after dinner.  Ivette tends to be more extroverted and outgoing, but she does get a bit shy around strangers.

Ivette was born with cerebral palsy but it doesn’t appear to affect her mobility much.  Ivette can walk on her own, can pick up toys off of the floor and can turn the pages in the book.  Her muscle tension appears to be the same as other children without cerebral palsy.

Ivette cannot speak words currently and only makes sounds.  Ivette does have some cognitive delays and does not appear to understand simple instructions given to her by adults.  She cannot feed herself and she needs an adult to feed her.  Ivette is not potty trained at this time and need an adults help when changing her diapers and getting dressed.

Ivette needs to be adopted by a Forever Family that will help her get the rehabilitation services she needs to learn how to communicate her wants and needs.  Ivette needs a family who will be patient with her as she continues to develop her communication and cognitive abilities.  If you would like to learn more about Ivette, please contact the GWCA China Home Finding Team today!  

**AGING OUT SOON**  Gemma is an incredible and essnetially healthy 13-year old girl who will be aging out of the system this coming Fall. She needs a loving Forever Family to adopt her before she turns 14 or she will never have a chace to know the love and acceptance of a family.

Gemma is a smart, bright, and active girl who would thrive with consistent care and a forever home. She has refractive error in both her eyes, but it is likely she will only need glasses in order to correct her vision.She has been in a foster family since 2006 and has been described by them as being very sensible and obedient.

Gemma likes to do housework and is always available to help her foster family! She is currently in school and is excelling in her studies. She can write over 100 Chinese characters and is able to perform addition and subtraction. She is a great listener and always finishes her homework right after school! Gemma gets along great with her classmates and is well-liked by everyone she meets.

The orphanage and foster family care very much for Gemma and hope that she will have a forever family soon. You can contact the GWCA China Home Finding team today to learn more about how you can adopt Gemma!

This precious kiddo’s name is Gia! Gia is 4-years old and has been diagnosed with Apert Syndrome. Gia also has syndactyly of her hands and feet. She is a precious kiddo who is described by her caregivers as being very active and a lovely little girl. She has attached well to her caretakers and can be shy when meeting strangers. Gia would thrive with the love and affection of a forever family! Please reach out to Great Wall to learn more! Meet Paul! Paul is an amazing 6-year old boy in need of a home to call his own. Paul is fully deaf in his left ear and has moderate hearing impairment in his right. He is an active, extroverted, and intelligent boy. His file indicates that he is not very verbal, but he does a phenomenal job expressing his needs through writing or gestures. He is in school currently and is described as having a very curious mind. He does not have any mobility delays and is very active with his friends at the orphanage. He loves to play on the slide, ride on the rocking horse, and play with puzzles! He’s an incredible child who would thrive with consistent care. Please reach out to Great Wall to learn more!

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I Found My Family!

This week we are thrilled to announce that a family has begun submitting their paperwork to welcome this beautiful girl into their family FOREVER! Our China matching specialists have been advocating for this sweet girl for quite some time, and her radiant smile never fails to brighten our days. We are so incredibly happy that she is now one step closer to coming home. Congratulations from all of us at GWCA and CAN!

China Waiting Child Adoption

Our China adoption program allows families to be matched with Special Focus children at any point in the process, making the adoption journey as a whole relatively quick! We receive new children’s files each week, both from our orphanage partnerships and from the Shared List, which provides our families with the opportunity to review multiple files until they find a child that they feel would be a good fit. Contact our China matching specialists or visit our photo listing to learn more about the kids that we’re currently advocating for!

Visit the China Waiting Child Photo Listing
– Contact our China Matching Specialists
– Learn more about the China adoption process

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I Found My Family!

We are thrilled to announce that one of the families in our China adoption program has begun submitting their paperwork to bring this beautiful girl home FOREVER! We are so excited for her and her new family, and we can’t wait to see them come home!

Despite the fact that this little lady is just 3 years old, her file was considered Special Focus, meaning her family was able to review her information prior to logging their dossier in. All of the kiddos that are on our photo listing are in need of loving Forever Families, and you can be matched with them right away! If your family is interested in learning more about any of the Waiting Children in our China adoption program, contact one of our China matching specialists or visit our photo listing today!

Visit the Waiting Child Photo Listing to learn about kids in need of Forever Families!
Contact our China Matching Specialists to learn how you can start your adoption journey!

Resources:

– Contact an adoption specialist
– Visit the Waiting Child photo listing
– Learn more about China adoption

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Family Changes Everything!

Hooray! We are beyond excited to share that a family has begun submitting their paperwork to bring this INCREDIBLE kid home forever!

GWCA’s matching specialists worked with countless advocates over the past several months to spread the word about this kiddo that we lovingly nicknamed “Jonathan.” As an older boy with a medical need, Jonathan had been waiting for years. His 14th birthday was getting closer with each passing day, and with it the possibility of aging out of the China adoption system. Now, with a mother, father, and siblings working towards welcoming him into their family, Jonathan’s life has been changed forever.

It is so amazing to see what can come about when a community comes together to support something they believe in. Congratulations to Jonathan and his new Forever Family from all of us at Great Wall China Adoption and Children of All Nations! We can’t wait to continue following your journey home!

Resources

– Learn more about adopting from China
– What it means to “Age Out”
– Learn about the Waiting Children that we’re currently advocating for
– Contact an adoption specialist

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I Found My Family!

Congratulations to this sweet 2-year-old boy – a family recently started submitting their paperwork to bring him home FOREVER! We are so incredibly excited for him and his new family as they take one step closer to being united. Congratulations from all of us at GWCA and CAN, we can’t wait to see you come home!

Since this kiddo’s file was considered Special Focus, our China matching specialists were able to advocate for him on our Waiting Child photo listing. Once his family had reviewed his file, they were able to submit their paperwork to be matched with him right away rather than having to wait until after their dossier had been submitted. All of the kids whose profiles are currently on our photo listing have the same designation of “Special Focus,” meaning families can be matched with them even if they’re just beginning the adoption process.

If you’re interested in learning how you can be matched with one of our Waiting Children, contact our matching specialists or visit our China adoption photo listing today!

Resources:

– Learn more about China adoption
– Visit the Waiting Child Photo Listing
– Contact a China adoption specialist!

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5 Kids Home Today!

After two weeks of bonding with their new families and finalizing their adoptions in China, we are so excited to share that these five kids are coming home TODAY! This is the moment that these kids have been waiting for for as long as they can remember. It’s the moment when they are no longer identified as an “orphan” and they come to know the love of a family. Today these kids will step off of the airplane and start the next leg of their journey through life with their Forever Families.

Congratulations to all of these incredible kiddos form all of us at GWCA and CAN, and welcome home!

If you’re interested in learning how your family can be matched with a child through our China Waiting Child adoption program, visit our photo listing or contact a China matching specialist today!

Resources:

– Visit the GWCA Waiting Child photo listing
– Contact a China matching specialist
– Learn more about China adoption

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From a Shared Past to a Shared Future

Every family’s adoption journey is unique, and our China matching specialists love being a part of each one. GWCA’s China adoption program gives families the opportunity to play a role in their matching process, so from the moment a family begins their journey, they work with our adoption specialists to figure out what age range, needs, and gender they might be looking for in a kiddo.

Due to the policies in place by the Chinese government limiting the number of children that each family can have, it is very rare that we see sibling groups available for adoption in China. As such, many families choose to adopt two unrelated children simultaneously so that they can travel to China and welcome both of them into their family at the same time. While the two children being adopted may not be related biologically, simultaneous adoption is a fantastic way to bring two different children from a shared past into a shared future!

The story below is from one of our China adoption specialists, Mallory, who had the pleasure of working with a family that began their adoption journey with the idea of siblings in mind. Now, just one year after beginning their paperwork, they’ve been matched with two incredible kiddos from the same orphanage and they’re preparing to bring them home forever!

Last year, I was able to match a family that I have always enjoyed working with. When they first came into the office, they were seriously considering moving forward with on of our CAN international adoption programs in hopes of being matched with a sibling group. However, the consistent and predictable nature of the China program ultimately led to their decision to move forward with a China adoption.

Since this family was looking for children with more minor medical needs, we initially held off on looking at special focus children during their dossier phase so the family could have the option to be locked with an LID child.

Three weeks before the family was about to submit their dossier we received two special focus kiddos from one of our newest orphanage partnerships. The girl was 4 years old and the boy was 3 years old; both with heart conditions.

It’s not often that we receive files for children from the same orphanage with the same need who are so close in age.  I immediately thought of this particular family knowing that this might be the closest to adopting siblings as they were going to get.

The family had both files reviewed by a physician who had nothing but amazing things to say about the prognosis for both children. These two kiddos wound up being the perfect matches for this family and our partnership with their orphanage made this possible. This family had a very unique process and their children will have a very unique and special story to tell someday. I couldn’t be happier for them!

If your family is interested in learning how you can be matched with a child or two unrelated children through our China Waiting Child adoption program, visit GWCA’s photo listing or contact an adoption specialist today!

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I Found My Forever Family!

Hooray! We are so happy to share that a family has begun submitting their paperwork to bring this sweet boy home FOREVER! Congratulations to him and his new family from all of us at GWCA and CAN – we can’t wait to see you come home!

China Waiting Child Adoption

Our China adoption program allows families to be matched with Special Focus children at any point in the process, making the adoption journey as a whole relatively quick! We receive new children’s files each week, both from our orphanage partnerships and from the Shared List, which provides our families with the opportunity to review multiple files until they find a child that they feel would be a good fit. Contact our China matching specialists or visit our photo listing to learn more about the kids that we’re currently advocating for!

– Visit the China Waiting Child Photo Listing
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Contact our China Matching Specialists
– Learn more about the China adoption process

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