6 New Kids Added This Week

Dillon

Dillon is a precious little boy from China who just turned 2 years old!  Dillon’s file was prepared when he was just 1 year old, so we’re working hard to learn some more updated information about him.  As of when his file was prepared it says that he was very cute and everyone likes him.  He could raise his head, roll over, sit against objects, can hold himself up with both hands when sitting, and can stand if being held under his arms.  He was babbling and laughing a lot.  He would hear a sound and turn his head to find out where it was coming from.  He could track with his eyes when someone was moving across the room.  If his caregiver walked past him without giving him a hug, he would cry so that she would pick him up and hug him.  He can hold toys and put them in his mouth.

Dillon’s file suggests that he did have some sort of cerebral injury when he was younger.  Dillon has a CT scan in his file that can be reviewed by a family when they request to review his full file.  It is suggested the CT scan results be reviewed by a doctor to get a full picture of how this injury may or may not affect his life in the future.

We hope to get updated information on Dillon soon!  If you would like to review Dillon’s file, please contact the GWCA China Home Finding Team today!

Colton

This darling kiddo’s name is Colton! Colton will be turning 3 years old this August. He was born with Prune Belly Syndrome, also known as Eagle-Barrett Syndrome. This means that he was born without abdominal muscles. Because of his need, he also has undescended testes, maldevelopment of his urinary system, and a spinal deformity. Despite his needs, Colton’s doing great in regards to overall fine and gross motor development. He can stand and walk without assistance, and he appears to be gaining strength overall. He is able to say “Mama” and does a great job imitating others words and sentences. He understands directions well. Colton loves to play with toys, listen to music, and spend time with other kiddos. He has normal eating habits and does not appear to have any difficulty with overall digestion. Colton is currently receiving rehabilitation training and other education focused on his overall needs. He is an extroverted, bright kiddo who would thrive with a forever family to call his own.

Please reach out to Great Wall to learn more!

Goodwin

Goodwin is a sweet boy from China that has just turned 4 and a half years old!  Goodwin was not abandoned and brought to the orphanage until he was 10 months old, so it is believed that he was receiving care from his parents during that time.  It took a while for Goodwin to get used to life in the orphanage, as he was grieving a lot because of the loss of his family, but over time he adapt to his new environment.

Goodwin is described by his caregivers as being a smart boy who has outstanding language ability.  Goodwin likes the company of others and he enjoys listing to music and singing songs.  Goodwin actually performed a song in the recent New Year’s Day celebration!  He has normal cognitive and emotional development compared to other children his age. Goodwin likes learning new things and has a good memory and understanding ability.  Goodwin is a kind boy who will share his snacks with other children and teachers and will encourage others in whatever they are doing.  Goodwin likes to play outside and when he sees an animal, like a bird, he will get very excited and point and exclaim, “Mum! A bird!  A bird!”

Goodwin is said to have decreased muscular tension in his left arm and some decreased muscular tension in both of his legs, most likely because he has clubbed feet.  Goodwin received corrective surgery in March 2015 for his clubbed feet.  He would wear orthopedics every day and would receive regular rehabilitation training to strengthen his legs.  He is a strong, patient boy who cooperates well during rehabilitation training.

At this time Goodwin has good physical development, but he is not able to walk.  However, our hope is that with time and the kind of therapies he could receive in the United States, he will flourish!  Goodwin just needs an American family to adopt him so that he can get the best care possible.  Will you be that family?

If you are interested in learning more about Goodwin, please contact the GWCA China Home Finding Team today! 

Jordan

This sweetheart’s name is Jordan! Jordan will be 10 years old this August. He was born with albinism, but that hasn’t slowed him down! He is a smart, bright kiddo who will thrive with the love of a family. He understands directions well, has excellent fine and gross motor skills, and has a curiosity to learn. He is delayed compared to his peers, but he has made amazing progress since arriving at the orphanage in 2013. Jordan is described as being smiley and full of energy!

Please reach out to Great Wall to learn more about this incredible kiddo!

Mikey

Meet Mikey! This darling kiddo is 2-years old. Mikey was born with differences of sex development and a webbed neck. He also appears to have maldeveloped feet, which makes it difficult for him to stand. Because of his needs with his neck and feet, he is delayed overall in regards to his motor development. His fine motor skills are excellent and he is able to grasp small objects and pass them from one hand to another. He recognizes his name and is able to track movement well visually. At the time that his file was prepared in 2016 he was unable to speak, but he has been babbling and is able to understand some words. He is active, and loves to play with toys and other kiddos! He is a very smiley kiddo and will get upset when his toys are taken away from him. Mikey is very loved by his caregivers, who hope that he will have a happy family and wonderful future!

Please reach out to Great Wall to learn more!

Rosemarie

Rosemarie is a lovely little girl from China that is 10 and a half years old!  Rosemarie lives with a foster family and she really gets along well with her foster parents and foster siblings.  She is described as being kind to others, polite and sensible.  Rosemarie is extroverted and likes with play with other children and she has good self-estimate.  She is said to have normal physical development and normal cognitive abilities.

Rosemarie has a hearing impairment, but it is unclear how significant it is.  Her file says she is deaf, but it does not give any details about her hearing or speech.  We are asking for more updated information on Rosemarie and we hope to receive that soon.

If you would like to learn more about Rosemarie, please contact the GWCA China Home Finding Team today!

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Summer Has a $2,000 Grant!

As our Sponsored Star, Summer now has a $2,000 grant available towards her adoption fees! If you are interested in reviewing Summer’s file or learning how you can be matched with her, visit our China Waiting Child Photo Listing or contact our China Matching Team today!

Summer is a precious little girl from China who is 9 and a half years old!  She is described as being a smart, optimistic girl who is polite and likes to spend time with other children.

One of GWCA’s Staff Members met Summer when she was in China last year and she would love to speak to any interested families about her! Summer has told her caretakers that she very much wants to be adopted by an American family, and we’re so hopeful that she will find her family very soon.

Summer has atrophy of both eyeballs so she cannot see at all. She certainly hasn’t let this hold her back, however, as her cognitive abilities are on target and she has good language ability. Summer is currently going to a special school for blind children where she’s learning to read braille. She has good self care abilities and can get dressed and use the restroom by herself.

Summer loves to dance and sing children’s songs. She is clearly very smart and has a positive outlook on life.  If you would like to learn more about Summer and how you can adopt her, please contact the GWCA China Home Finding Team today!

What is a Sponsored Star?

On the 1st of each month, Great Wall China Adoption will feature one of the kiddos from our Orphanage Partnerships as our monthly “Sponsored Star.” As our Sponsored Star, that child will receive a $2,000 grant towards their adoption fees! Each of the kiddos selected will be a Special Focus child,  meaning they have not found their Forever Family yet due to their age or special needs. Together, we can find loving homes for these amazing kids!

We encourage any families interested in learning more about our Sponsored Star of the Month to visit our China Waiting Child Photo Listing, or contact our China Matching Specialists to learn how you can be matched today. Check back on the first of each month to meet the newest featured child!

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I Found My Family!

Last December this beautiful girl came to the United States with our Orphan Hosting program. While she was here, she spent four weeks living with an incredible family who advocated to help her find her forever family. Now, just a few months after her return to China, we are DELIGHTED to announce that a family has begun submitting their paperwork to bring her home FOREVER!

It is so amazing to see another Orphan Hosting story turn into an adoption journey. Congratulations from all of us at GWCA and CAN, we’re so excited to follow the rest of your journey home!

Orphan Hosting Advocate Kids

There are still a few kids from our winter Orphan Hosting program who are in need of families. These kids have all spent time with families here in the United States, so we have much more information about the personalities and needs than would typically be available in our China Waiting Child adoption program.

If you’re interested in learning more about any of these kids, visit our Orphan Hosting Advocacy page to request a child’s file or contact our matching specialists today!

– Visit the Orphan Hosting Advocacy Page

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Uber Helps GWCA Host Family

UberWhen a family is adopting, they will go above and beyond to make sure their little one gets home to them as soon as possible, and safe and sound! The Rhodes Family is the perfect example of a family that is working hard in super creative ways to bring their family together. Doug Rhodes started driving for Uber so that he could earn extra income for his family’s adoption of their 10 year old boy from China. Uber has agreed to help these orphan warriors by matching donations made to the Rhodes Family for up to $5,000! GWCA would like to thank Uber for supporting these orphan warriors and congratulate the Rhodes family on their hard work to get their little guy home! Keep it up! Read their story here!

The Rhodes Family hosted in the Summer of 2016 – we can’t wait to see them bring their little boy home forever!

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4 New Kids Recently Added

hugo

Hugo is a sweet little boy from China that recently turned 5 years old. Hugo has some muscle tension so it has taken him a while to learn how to walk, but he is now walking with the help of a walker. He works very hard when in rehabilitation training and he is getting stronger all the time. Hugo also has exotropia, which means his eyes are a little cross-eyed. He has some language delays as well and can only make sounds such as “yi” “ya” “ah” and “oh.”

Hugo is introverted and quiet and likes very much to be cuddled by his nanny. He is very attached to his nanny and he loves it when she sings him songs. Hugo will hum along to songs others sing. He likes to play with toys and watch the other children play around him. He is a very determined little boy and he will work patiently and vigorously to improve his physical development when in rehabilitation training.

You can contact the China Home Finding Team at Great Wall if you would like to learn more about adopting Hugo. We hope we are able to find Hugo his Forever Family soon!

mckrayMcKray is a precious little boy from China that just recently turned 1 year old. McKray had hydrocephalus as a baby but he received surgery to have a shunt put in when he was 6 months old. He also has cerebral dysplasia which causes McKray to have some developmental delays. At this time McKray can roll by himself over but cannot sit up or crawl. McKray cannot currently hold toys in his hands. He cannot currently speak and he does not react when someone calls his name. McKray is a quiet little boy who likes to smile and laugh.

You can contact the China Home Finding Team at Great Wall if you would like to learn more about adopting McKray. We hope we are able to find McKray his Forever Family soon!

roseRose is a sweet little girl from China that is 5 and a half years old. She was abandoned when she was 2 years old and taken to the orphanage at that time. Her birth date was estimated based on when she was found, so it is possible that she might be a bit younger than 5 and a half years old, but there is no way to know for sure. Rose’s left eye is somewhat malformed, and she appears to have only light sensation in her right eye, so even though her vision is poorer than other children, she can see some shapes and objects. She is delayed because of her vision issues, such as speech and some self-care skills. Although she is not completely blind, she has similar delays to a child that is fully blind, which is why she needs to be adopted soon to get the proper care and attention she needs to thrive.

Rose is able to walk on her own and get around by herself and she has good balance. She does need the help of her caretakers to go up and down stairs. She needs help to dress, undress and go to the bathroom. She isn’t very talkative but she does understand what other people are saying and she follows the instructions given to her by her caretakers. She loves being cuddled by her caretakers and she will let you hold her for as long as you want. She likes to play with toys that have sounds or have unique textures.

You can contact the China Home Finding Team at Great Wall if you would like to learn more about adopting Rose. We hope we are able to find Rose her Forever Family soon!

neilThis is Neil! Neil is a 9 year old boy with Hemophilia. He is described as being very clever and he picks up quickly on new things. He is very independent and is often found helping other children. Neil is extroverted, friendly and polite! He loves to sing and play outside with his peers because he excels in sports! Due to his hemophilia, Neil goes to school inside the institute. He has great cognitive abilities and is great at completing his math problems. Neil’s file indicates that he is very eager and happy at the thought of being adopted by an American family. We hope Neil can find his forever family very soon! Contact one of our matching specialists today if you’d like to review his file!

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5 Steps to Begin Your Journey

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1. Talk to our Matching Specialists

GWCA and CAN’s matching specialists are here to help you find an adoption program that’s right for your family. Contact us today to take advantage of our free adoption consultation offer and speak directly to one of our adoption specialists!

(512)323-9595 | info@childrenofallnations.com

2. Review Your Eligibility

Each country that GWCA and CAN work with has its own set of eligibility requirements. These eligibility requirements are put in place by the countries themselves, and not by GWCA or CAN. If you have any questions regarding your eligibility for a specific country or you would like to speak to a matching specialist about your eligibility, contact us today!

Here are links to some of the eligibility requirements for GWCA and CAN’s top programs:

3. Consider Your Adoption Parameters

One of the most important steps to beginning your adoption journey is figuring out what your open to in terms of your adopted child’s age range, gender, and possible special needs. Often, the more open a family is in their adoption parameters, the quicker they’ll receive a match!

4. Learn more about GWCA and CAN’s Waiting Children

If your family is open to adopting an older child, a child with needs, or a sibling group of two or more, our Waiting Child adoption programs might be right for you! Many of our Waiting Child adoption programs provide families the chance to play a role in the matching process, and often you can be matched right away!

Visit GWCA and CAN’s Waiting Child photo listings!

5. Apply Today!

Once you’ve found the program that ‘s right for you, the first step is go submit your application!

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5 New Kids on the Block

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Meet Brady! Brady is an adorable little guy who is 3 years old. Brady was born with additional limbs which were removed shortly after birth. As a result, he has urogenital needs and a wider gait. Since the surgeries and treatments, Brady has made incredible progress! He is now able to stand without assistance, walk, and hop on his legs. He is currently living with a foster family and is doing well in regards to his cognitive development. Brady is very close with his caregivers and plays well with the other children in the orphanage and foster home. He loves to sing and dance to music and often is seen imitating adults. He is a bright, happy kiddo who would thrive with the love of a forever family. Please reach out to Great Wall if you would like to learn more!

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brysonBryson is a sweet little boy from China that just turned 1 year old in October 2016. He lives with a foster family, so he is receiving much more one-on-one attention than he would be in an orphanage. He is cheerful and will smile when seeing familiar people. He is very interested in toys that can move and make sounds. Bryson turns his head when someone is calling his name. He likes to babble to express his needs and to draw people’s attention. He like to be held and cuddled. He is very close with his foster parents. If someone shows that they want to give Bryson a high five, he will give them a high five.

Bryson can push himself up on his stomach and reach for toys. He can raise one hand up to a shelf to try and get a toy down. Bryson can sit up by himself. Bryson can crawl on his hands and his knees. Bryson loves playing with others and he will laugh when being teased. Bryson has something called cerebral agenesis, but it doesn’t seem to be affecting him much because he appears to be developing normally according to his brand new file.

You can contact the China Home Finding Team at Great Wall if you would like to learn more about adopting Bryson. We hope we are able to find Bryson his Forever Family soon!

calvinMeet Calvin! Calvin is a sweet 6-year old kiddo born with differences of sex development. Calvin can be very shy around strangers and new people, but after he gets to know someone he becomes very loving and friendly. He loves to play with other kiddos! If you’d like to learn more about Calvin, please reach out to Great Wall!adaAda is a sweet little girl that just recently turned 4 years old. Ada has post-operative spina bifida and post-operative hydrocephalus. It appears that Ada may not be able to walk at this time, but she can sit up by herself. Ada is receiving rehabilitation for increasing her leg strength and she really enjoys going to rehab.

Ada can understand the instructions her teachers are giving her and can follow those instructions. She is very good at imitating adult’s words and actions. Ada can speak sentences and she is good at communicating with her caretakers. Ada can hold toys and other items by herself. Ada likes to sing and dance when she hears music. She can count numbers and her caretakers say she is very clever.

You can contact the China Home Finding Team at Great Wall if you would like to learn more about adopting little Ada We hope we are able to find Ada her Forever Family soon!

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maddie**MATCHED** Maddie is a cute little girl from China that is about to turn 1 year old in January 2017. Maddie has some minor genitalia malformations, but they do not affect her health in any way and can easily be corrected with surgery. Maddie is otherwise healthy and developing normally. Maddie is babbling, scooting on her stomach and learning to crawl, and is learning to sit up by herself. She loves to listen to music and to be cuddled by her caregivers. Maddie is living in a very good foster care facility in China.

Maddie has found her family, however, if you would like to learn more about how you can get matched with a little girl with similar needs, please contact the GWCA China Home Finding Team.

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I Found My Family

just-matched-blogHooray, this beautiful girl from one of our new orphanage partnerships has a family that is working towards bringing her home Forever! We are so happy for her and her new Forever Family, and we can’t wait to see them come home!

As a younger child with very minor needs her file was considered LID, meaning her family had to have their paperwork logged in before they could be matched with her. Our China LID track is a great program for families that are drawn towards adopting from China, yet feel that a Special Focus child may not be the best fit. Since we receive most of our LID files from our orphanage partnerships, we are looking forward to seeing this program continue to grow as we partner with more and more orphanages across China. If your family is interested in learning how you can begin your journey towards being matched with a child through the LID track, contact our China matching specialists today!

Resources:

– Contact a China matching specialist
– Learn about our LID adoption track
– Learn about our China Waiting Child adoption program
– Visit our Waiting Child Photo Listing

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7 More Kids Recently Added

camdenCamden is an adorable little guy who is one year old! He was born with two heart defects known as a PDA and an ASD. His file indicates that he might have some issues with hearing out of his left ear. His file was prepared when he was 10 months old and he is currently living in a foster home. He is described as being cheerful and giggly! Camden is babbling and will make eye contact while engaging with you. He knows familiar people and can understand adult’s facial expressions. He can understand the meaning of simple words like “hi” and “bye-bye”. He can sit up on his own, grasp objects and can transfer toys from one hand to the other. He can hold his own milk bottle to drink on his own.

Contact one of our matching specialists today if you’d like to review Camden’s file!

kellenMeet Kellen! Kellen is a darling 9-year old boy with hemophilia looking for a family to call his own. He has some cognitive development compared to his peers, but he is currently taking classes on language, math, art, music, and physical education. He has to be more cautious when being physical active given his need, but overall he is an active kiddo. His favorite activities including singing, drawing, and playing games with his friends.

If you would like to learn more about Kellen, please reach out to Great Wall!

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shilohShiloh is a precious little girl from China that is 6 and a half years old. Shiloh was abandoned when she was 3 years old and came into care at that time. It is presumed that Shiloh lived with her family before that time. Shiloh now lives in a foster family and goes to school in the local orphanage. Shiloh’s file indicates that she has some cognitive delays and that she may need extra help catching up. Shiloh’s langue comprehension ability is good and she can speak 2-3 sentences at a time to express her needs. She has some trouble with pronunciation of some words and has a smaller vocabulary than some of her peers of the same age, and she sometimes uses signs to express herself.

Shiloh enjoys group activities and likes playing with other children. Shiloh likes to be praised when she does a good job and so she will actively demonstrate her work to her teachers. She enjoys living in her foster family, where she has a younger foster sister that she enjoys very much. She likes to protect and care for her younger foster sister and she likes to give her hugs.

Shiloh has good motor skills; she can walk, run, jump and go up and down stairs. Shiloh also has good fine motor skills such as using a pen to color, eating with chopsticks, and picking out specific small objects from among other different small objects.

You can contact the China Home Finding Team at Great Wall if you would like to learn more about adopting Shiloh. We hope we are able to find Shiloh her Forever Family soon!

clarkClark is a happy kiddo who is 7 years old! He was recently apart of GWCA’s JOY Program in China. An advocate spent some time with Clark and learned all about him! Clark is fairly delayed on his language development but we believe that with the proper care and attention he would be able to catch up! He is described as being shy but his teachers and classmates love him. He likes to share his toys and things and is said to be modest! Clark does not have any physical limitations and is able to be active! He is receiving education in the orphanage and is being taught basic life skills.

Contact GWCA if you’d like to review Clark’s file!

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jonathanThis amazing kiddo’s name is Jonathan, and he is 13 years old! Jonathan is completely deaf in both ears, but his cognitive and mobility development are on-target. He can communicate well using writing and hand gestures and is able to write about 40 simple English words. He is very helpful to his teachers and does well very well in school! He also love sports, and is great at jump rope, ping-pong, and badminton!

If you’d like to learn more about Jonathan, please reach out to Great Wall!

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spencerSpencer is a cheerful kiddo who is 11 years old! He was recently apart of GWCA’s JOY Program in China. An advocate spent some time with Spencer and learned all about him! He has congenital esotropia of both eyes. Spencer lives in a foster family and has for quite some time. His foster parents describe him as very active, positive and happy! He loves to communicate with others and is constantly sharing what he observes and feels with his classmates and friends. He is currently in the 3rd grade! His file indicates that his vision needs present some challenges for him in regards to reading and writing. Spencer enjoys extracurricular activities and playing outside.

Contact one of our matching specialists today if you are interested in reviewing Spencer’s file!

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tristanTristan is a smiley kiddo who is 7 years old! He was recently apart of GWCA’s JOY Program in China. An advocate spent some time with Tristan and learned all about him! He was born with Hydrocephalus but it doesn’t seem to affect his daily life at all. The advocates that met him mentioned that his understanding ability is great and that he doesn’t have any issues communicating. He has excellent pronunciation and can speak in full sentences. Tristan is described as being extroverted and friendly.

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Parker is GWCA’s Sponsored Star for October!

parker-sponsored-starIn honor of Down Syndrome Awareness Month, GWCA’s Sponsored Star for October is Parker, an adorable one year old boy who absolutely rocks his extra chromosome!

Parker can push himself up when he’s lying on his tummy, and can turn over all by himself. Like many children with Down syndrome, Parker is a little bit delayed compared to his peers, however, he is a happy boy who is progressing very well! He can grasp toys and move them from one hand to the other, he’s babbling, and he enjoys imitating the sounds that adults around him make. Parker enjoys listening to music, and often becomes calm, quiet and content when he hears it.

One of GWCA’s matching specialists met Parker when she visited China earlier this year, and would be more than happy to speak to any families that are interested in learning more about him. As our Sponsored Star for October, Parker has a $2,000 grant available towards his adoption fees! If you’re interested in learning more about Parker, visit our photo listing or contact our matching specialists today!

What is a Sponsored Star?

On the 1st of each month, Great Wall China Adoption will feature one of the kiddos from our Orphanage Partnerships as our monthly “Sponsored Star!” As our Sponsored Star, that child will be provided a $2,000 grant towards their adoption fees. Each of the kiddos selected is a Special Focus child,  meaning they have not found their Forever Family yet due to their age or the degree of their needs. Together, we can find loving homes for these amazing kids!

We encourage any families interested in learning more about our Sponsored Star of the Month to visit our China Waiting Child Photo Listing, or contact our China Matching Specialists to learn how you can be matched today! Check back on the first of each month to meet the newest featured child!

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