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I Found My Family

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As we prepare to welcome the kids for our upcoming winter Orphan Hosting program, we are so THRILLED to announce that this beautiful girl from our summer hosting program has officially been matched with a family! Lottie’s family has already begun submitting their adoption paperwork, and they are working towards bringing her home as soon as possible.

Like many of the children in our Orphan Hosting program, Lottie was hosted by an advocate family. By welcoming her into their home for four weeks during the summer, they were able to learn more about her personality and her needs so that they could help her find the perfect Forever Family!

Congratulations Lottie, we can’t wait to see you come home!

Winter Host Kids Arrive Soon!

The kids who are participating in this winter’s Orphan Hosting program will be arriving NEXT WEEK! While some of our host families have already decided to pursue the adoption of their host child, others, like Lottie’s host family, are hosting as advocates. If you are interested in learning about the host kids who are in need of families, visit our Orphan Hosting advocacy page or contact our hosting coordinators today!

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Two Friends Become Siblings

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We are so happy to announce that one of the families in our China adoption program was recently matched with TWO kiddos from the same orphanage!

Due to country policies in China, we generally don’t see sibling groups that are in need of families. As such, many families choose to adopt two unrelated children at the same time so that they can bring them home together. This is such an incredible way to bring two children from a similar past into a shared future.

Congratulations to both of these kiddos and their new Forever Family from all of us at GWCA – we can’t wait to see you come home!

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

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I Found My Family

fffWe are DELIGHTED to announce that a family has begun submitting their paperwork to bring this beautiful girl home forever! Congratulations to her and her 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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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!

Despite the fact that he is only one year old, this little guy’s file was considered Special Focus, meaning his family was able to review his 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!

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8 More Kids Home Forever!

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We are so delighted to announce that EIGHT kiddos from our China adoption program have recently joined their new Forever Families! While some of these kids have already had the opportunity to meet their families by participating in our Orphan Hosting program, others have just met their families for the very first time! This is a moment that many of these children have been waiting years for, and we are so incredibly happy that their special day has come.

Congratulations to each of these children and their new families from all of us at GWCA and CAN!

GWCA’s China matching specialists are currently advocating for over 50 other Waiting children to find their Forever Families. If your family is interested in learning more about the China adoption process, or how you can begin your adoption journey, contact GWCA today at (512)323-9595 or at info@gwca.org.

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I Found My Family

fffWe are DELIGHTED to announce that a family has begun submitting their paperwork to bring this beautiful girl home forever! Congratulations to her and her 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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Forever Family Friday!

fff1Congratulations to this adorable little lady who was recently matched with one of the families in our China LID adoption program! Since her file was considered LID – meaning she’s a younger kiddo with a more minor or correctable need – her family had to have their dossier logged in before they could be matched with her. Now that they’re officially matched, they’re one step closer to bringing her home forever! They’ve still got part of the process to complete before they can travel to China, so they’ve sent her a care package with a photo album of their family that she can look at in the meantime. I think it’s safe to say she LOVED the gift!

This particular kiddo was among the children that one of our China matching specialists had the opportunity to meet during her trip to China earlier this year, and we are so happy that she has found a family who is ready to welcome her with open arms.

If your family is interested in adopting a younger child with more minor or correctable needs and you’re interested in learning more about our China LID adoption program, contact our matching specialists today!

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14 Kids Home

What an incredible Forever Family Friday it is, as 14 kids have recently come home from China to join their families! 

It is so amazing to think that just last winter several of these kiddos were here in America for our China hosting program. While the wait time for many international adoption programs continues to grow, China’s Waiting Child adoption program makes it possible for families to welcome a new member in less than one year. Thanks to this quick process and the hard work of each one of these families, these kiddos will be spending their holiday season in the arms of their families once more. Congratulations to each and every one of these families from all of us at GWCA!

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I Found My Family!

We are so incredibly happy to announce that a family in our China Waiting Child adoption program has been matched with this adorable girl through the LID track. Congratulations from all of us at GWCA and CAN!

DueForever Family Friday to her young age and the fact that her needs are relatively minor/correctable, her file was considered LID. As such, the family that has been matched with her had to have their dossier logged in before they could view her file. If your family is interested in learning how you can begin your journey towards being matched through our LID track, contact our China matching specialists today!

What does LID mean?

In China’s Waiting Child adoption program, children’s files are either considered Special Focus or LID (sometimes referred to as Non-Special Focus) based on a couple of factors including their age and the severity of their needs. Children who are considered more difficult to place based on the fact that they’re older or have more moderate to severe needs are typically “Special Focus,” while younger children with more minor or correctable needs are generally “LID.”

Although the process of adopting an LID child is very similar to that of adopting a Special Focus child, there are a few differences. While families adopting a Special Focus child can be matched with a child on our China photo listing at any point in the process, families in the LID track must first submit their dossier to China before reviewing LID files.

For more information on the differences between GWCA’s LID and Special Focus adoption tracks click here, or contact our China matching specialists today!

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8 Older Children Home From China!

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We are THRILLED to announce that in the past two weeks, eight kids form our China adoption program have come home! Ranging in age from six to twelve years old, it is amazing to see that over half of this group of older children came to the US previously with our Orphan Hosting program. We are so happy for each of these kiddos and their new Forever Families, as they begin the next leg of their journey together. Congratulations from all of us at GWCA and CAN, and welcome home!

Orphan Hosting

Twice a year, our Orphan Hosting programs bring older children to America so that they can stay with a family for 4-5 weeks. While older children are often considered more difficult to place, this program gives them the opportunity spend time with a family that can get to know more about their personality and needs so that they can help them find the perfect Forever Family. Whether the host family decides to move forward with adoption themselves, or whether they advocate on behalf of their host child to help them find the perfect Forever Family, we have seen our hosting programs help to bring countless children home.

If your family is interested in participating in our upcoming Orphan Hosting programs, visit our hosting website or contact shannon@gwca.org. We are currently matching children in our Philippines hosting program with families living in New York, New Jersey, Texas, Georgia and Florida. If you are currently living in one of these states and would like to learn more about the kiddos in our Philippines program, visit our Orphan Hosting photo listing today!

Our hosting coordinators are finishing up their interview trips for our China and Latvia winter hosting programs, and we are anxious to get our photo listings up and begin matching kids. Contact us today to find out how you can sign up for VIP registration.

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