New Waiting Child Updates!

Our China matching specialists recently received updates for many Waiting Children we’re advocating for! These updates help provide families with new information on the children’s development, needs, and personalities.

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

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Meet Talia!

This beautiful girl is 11 years old! Talia was diagnosed with a cyst in her brain, but it does not appear to impact her overall development or affect her daily life. Talia is a smart, independent girl who does very well in school! She is in the 6th grade. She is very popular with the other kiddos and is described as having a shy personality. She has fantastic language development and is even able to say some simple English words! She is a bright, happy girl who would thrive with a family to call her own. Please reach out to us at GWCA to learn more about her!

Click here to watch Talia’s NEW video!

Meet Sage!

Sage is a sweet little girl who just turned 4 years old. She Down Syndrome and appears to be doing well overall. Because Sage has Down Syndrome, her speech is delayed, but she can understand what her caretakers are saying to her and can follow simple instructions. In a recent update, her caretakers indicated that she has strong cognitive abilities and interacts very well with kids and adults! Sage does not have any mobility delays, and she is a very active and playful child.

She does a great job at completing self-care tasks, such as getting dressed on her own and eating by herself. Sage gets along well with other children. She has a ready smile and is described as being a little sweetheart! Sage loves to jump and play, and she especially loves to dance with her caretakers! She’s very attached to her caretakers and loves to be around her nanny. If you would like to learn more about sweet Sage, please contact GWCA China Home Finding Team today!

Meet Max!

Max is a precious little boy who just turned 6 years old! He was born with a clubbed foot but had surgery to fix it, and now he can walk normally like any other child. Max also has one testicle that hasn’t dropped yet, but that is fairly common, and it will either drop naturally in the next few years, or a very simple procedure can be done to fix it.

Max is described as being an obedient, well-behaved, and outgoing child. He enjoys bath time, watching cartoons, and playing with other children. Max helps his nannies take care of the younger children in the orphanage. He can say many words and understand what others are saying to him. Max is said to be loved by everyone who meets him. If you would like to learn more about him, please contact us at GWCA today!

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Meet Peter!

Peter is a precious kiddo who just turned one year old! He was born with a congenital heart defect and a brain need, but overall he appears to be doing very well! Peter is currently living with a foster family and has shown very healthy attachment towards his foster parents.

Peter is very curious and loves to explore new things! He can sit up without assistance and has excellent fine motor skills. He can call to his caregivers to express his needs and is able to say “ma”! He is a happy, bright kiddo who would thrive with the love of a family. Please reach out to us at GWCA to learn more about him!

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Meet Erin!

Erin is an adorable 8-year old girl in need of a home to call her own. Her file indicates that she has mobility delays in her lower limbs, but with physical therapy, she has thrived! Erin’s caregivers describe her as a sweet little girl who is strong and brave. With therapy, Erin has improved her overall mobility and can now walk up and down stairs with assistance!

Erin has incredible language development and is able to speak in full sentences with her caregivers. She has a very curious mind and loves to learn. Erin has excellent self-care ability and loves to take care of the younger kiddos in the orphanage. Erin appears to be on target cognitively and overall is a bright, happy kiddo. If you’d like to learn more about this amazing girl, please reach out to us at GWCA!

Check out This NEW Video of Erin!

Meet Audrey!

This precious little one is Audrey! She is 2 years old and was born with Down Syndrome and congenital heart disease. Audrey is a snuggly, sweet little kiddo who loves her caregivers! She loves to play with toys and has excellent fine motor skills. She is an adorable little one who would thrive with the love of a forever family. Please reach out to us at GWCA to learn more her!

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Meet Wayla!

Wayla is a beautiful little girl who is two years old! She had hydrocephalus when she was younger, but she received surgery and a shunt in May 2015 and has recovered well from this operation. She also has some speech delays. Wayla is not walking yet but is crawling very well, and she can stand up when holding on to something. She can sit up by herself and play with toys.

Wayla is a shy and gentle little girl. She likes to push the ball between herself and her nanny. Wayla also enjoys threading beads. She is very attached to her nannies. Wayla will make sounds such as “ya” and “na” and can say “mama.” She likes clapping her hands when her nannies call her name. If you would like to learn more about her, please request to review her file today!

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Meet Milo!

This precious boy is 11 years old! Milo was born with cleft lip and palate that have been surgically repaired. He was also born with deformity of his toes. He is a very smart kiddo who is able to read and communicate with his caregivers clearly! We received an update on his condition recently, and his caretakers note that he has developed very well cognitively and does very well in school! He loves to play sports with the other kiddos in the orphanage and is very well loved by his caregivers. Please reach out to us at GWCA l to learn more him!

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Meet Adrian!

This precious boy is 3 years old! He has been diagnosed with a need related to the brain. Adrian has some delays in mobility and his cognitive development. However, he is receiving rehabilitation services everyday, including exercise therapy, occupational therapy, and physical therapy. He has been described as being very active and optimistic. He is able to follow simple instructions, such as cooperating when his caretakers dress him and following his bedtime routine. He loves to play games with other children in the orphanage and likes to dance in his crib. Please reach out to us at GWCA to learn more about him!

Meet Luna!

Luna is a sweet little girl who just turned 7 years old. She has lived with a foster family for most of her life and is very close with her foster mother. She is described a being beautiful and having a happy disposition. Luna has a congenital cleft soft palate, which has not been repaired. Her physical development has always been delayed compared to other children her age. She also has a hard time balancing sometimes. A recent update indicates that her cognitive ability is delayed, although we are unsure at this time whether or not that is due to overall orphanage delays. Her CT scan came back clear with no abnormalities.

Luna is a brave girl and she will seldom cry when she falls down. She has an outgoing personality and likes playing with other children. She can speak in simple words and phrases. Luna has become a very good eater over the hears, and she rarely gets sick. Luna can put on her clothes by herself. If you would like to learn more about Luna, please contact the GWCA China Home Finding Team today!

Check out This NEW Video of Luna!

Meet Jason!

Jason is a sweet boy who just turned 12 years old. He was born deaf but has since received a cochlear implant, so he has quite a bit of hearing ability now. Since he received his cochlear implant 4 years ago, he has attended a special boarding school to help him learn language and speech.

Jason has great self-care skills and is a very easy person to live with. He has an easy-going personality and gets along well with others. He likes to draw and make models with his hands. Jason is good at math, and he likes to play basketball with other children at school. Please contact us at GWCA if you would like to learn more about adopting him!

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You can watch more NEW videos of Jason when you request to review his file!

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Meet Justin!

Justin is an adorable 3-year-old boy! He has been diagnosed with mild Cerebral Palsy and exotropia in both eyes, which is a mild condition where his eyes sometimes turn outwards. Justin has been engaged in daily rehabilitation therapy, and he can stand alone with the assistance of a walker or his caretaker’s hand. His caretakers believe that he will be able to walk by himself in the near future.

According to an update from November 2016, his caretakers noted that he was able to follow simple instructions and is currently in the babbling stage of language development. He sometimes says “mom,” especially when he wants snacks. Justin has been described as an outgoing, active little boy who gets along well with others, and his favorite thing to do is to watch cartoons! Please reach out to us at GWCA if you would like to learn more about him!

Meet Cooper!

This adorable little guy is Cooper, and he is 9 years old! One of Cooper’s eyes is underdeveloped, and he does not have any vision from it. However, his other eye is only nearsighted, and he reports to be able to see with glasses on. His host mom says that he was not restricted in any way based on this need, and that he was able to keep up with other kids with no problem! Cooper was hosted in the hosting program last 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, but 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. The way he adjusted to the drastic changes of hosting was unbelievable, he is so ‘go with the flow.’ 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. We honestly forgot that he had any vision issues at all. He rides a bike, power wheels, scooter, runs races, all no problem.”

Visit our photo listing to read more from his host family! Contact us at GWCA to learn more about Cooper!

Meet Brett!

This cute little boy is 3 years old and has been diagnosed with congenital clubbed foot. GWCA is working on getting an update on whether it affects one or both of his feet. His file indicates that he also has a delay in his psychomotor functioning. Based on an update from September 2017, he is slightly delayed compared to his peers. His caretakers noted that he is engaged in rehabilitation therapy and is able to walk and climb up the stairs with assistance. Brett is able to follow simple instructions and says a few words, such as hello, goodbye, drink milk, do not, and various fruit names. He is described as being a shy little boy who gets along well with others. Brett loves to sing and imitate animals. Please reach out us at GWCA if you would like to learn more about him!

Meet Jeremy!

This sweet little boy’s name is Jeremy, and he is 6 years old! His file indicates that he was diagnosed with latent spina bifida and post-operative congenital anal atresia. His file is outdated, and GWCA is requesting additional information. At the time his file was made, he was in kindergarten and was able to walk, talk, dress himself, and follow simple instructions. Jeremy has been described as a shy yet active little boy who loves playing outdoors. Please reach out to us at GWCA if you would like to learn more about him!

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Meet Ari!

This precious little girl is two years old. Her file is outdated, and GWCA is working on obtaining updated information. However, it indicates that she was diagnosed with hydrocephalus. She was placed in a foster family when she was one month old, and GWCA is seeking information on her current living situation. Ari was described by her caretaker as being a quiet, little girl with an adorable laugh, who likes listening to music. Her favorite activity is playing outdoors. Please reach out to GWCA if you’d like to learn more about her!

Meet Adrian!

This precious boy is 3 years old! Adrian was diagnosed with a need related to the brain, and his development is delayed compared to his peers. However, he is able to follow simple instructions, such as cooperating when his caretakers dress him and following his bedtime routine. Also, he can walk with assistance by holding on to rails or holding his caretaker’s hand.

Adrian has been described as being very active and optimistic. He loves to play games with other children in the orphanage and likes to dance in his crib. GWCA is currently working on getting updated information about him. Please reach out to us to learn more!

Meet Gabriella!

This sweet little girl is three years old! Her file is currently outdated; however, it indicates she was born with a cleft lip and palate. GWCA is currently working to get an update on her. As an infant, Gabriella was quiet and had a charming smile. She made great strides in her mental and physical development. Gabriella would happily smile and laugh whenever she was held, teased, or listening to music. Please reach out to GWCA to learn more!

Meet Erin!

Erin is an adorable 8-year-old girl in need of a home to call her own. Her file indicates that she has mobility delays in her lower limbs, but she has thrived with physical therapy! Erin’s caregivers describe her as a sweet little girl, who is strong and brave. With therapy, Erin has improved her overall mobility and can now walk up and down stairs with assistance!

Erin has incredible language development and is able to speak in full sentences with her caregivers. Erin has a very curious mind and loves to learn. She has excellent self-care ability and loves to take care of the younger kiddos in the orphanage. Erin appears to be on-target cognitively and overall is a bright, happy kiddo. If you’d like to learn more about this amazing girl, please reach out to GWCA!

Meet Jason!

Jason is a sweet boy who recently turned 12 years old. Jason was born deaf but received a cochlear implant, so he has quite a bit of hearing ability now. Since he received his cochlear implant 4 years ago, he has attended a special boarding school to help him learn language and speech.

Jason has great self-care skills, and he is very easy to live with. He has an easy-going personality and gets along well with others. He likes to draw and make models with his hands. Jason is good at math, and he likes to play basketball with other children at school.

Please contact the China Home Finding Team if you would like to learn more about adopting Jason. We hope we are able to find Jason his Forever Family soon!

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Meet Nolan!

This sweet kiddo’s name is Nolan, and he will be 10 years old this November! Nolan has astigmatism in his eyes, but it does not appear to impact his vision or daily life in any way. He is a smart, happy little boy who loves to sing and dance with the other kiddos in the orphanage! He loves to learn and is described by his caregivers as being very independent. His teachers say that he is the best dancer out of all of the kiddos in class! Please reach out to us at GWCA to learn more!

Meet Talia!

This beautiful girl is Talia, and she is 11 years old! Talia was diagnosed with a cyst in her brain, but it does not appear to impact her overall development. Talia is a smart, independent girl who does very well in school! She is very popular with the other kiddos and is described as having a shy personality. She has fantastic language development and is even able to say some simple English words! She is a bright, happy girl who would thrive with a family to call her own. Please reach out to GWCA to learn more!

Meet Milo!

This precious boy’s name is Milo, and he is 11 years old! Milo was born with cleft lip and palate that have been surgically repaired. He was also born with deformity of his toes. He is a very smart kiddo who is able to read and communicate with his caregivers clearly. He loves to play sports with the other kiddos in the orphanage, and he is very well loved by his caregivers. Please reach out to us at GWCA to learn more!

Meet Audrey!

This precious little one’s name is Audrey! She is 2 years old and was born with Down syndrome and congenital heart disease. Audrey is a snuggly, sweet little kiddo who loves her caregivers! She loves to play with toys and has excellent fine motor skills. She is an adorable little one who would thrive with the love of a forever family. Please reach out to the GWCA China Home Finding Team to learn more!

Meet Matilda!

Matilda is a precious 8-year-old girl in need of a family to call her own. Matilda was born with a cleft lip and palate that were repaired, as well as clubbed feet that have been corrected over time. She was also born with syndactyly of both of her feet and a need related to her knee development that was corrected with surgery. Her file also indicates that she has differences of sex development, but our staff is currently working to learn more from her orphanage.

Matilda is described by her caregivers as being active, studious, and strong! She has lived in a foster family for several years and has worked very hard in school. She is a bright, happy kiddo who would thrive with access to ongoing education and physical therapy. Despite her needs impacting her leg development, she has excellent range of motion and has made incredible progress in rehabilitation therapy.

She has incredible language ability and can clearly speak in complex sentences. She communicates extremely well with others and can express her thoughts and needs to her caregivers. Matilda is described as a gentle, sweet girl who loves to play outside and loves rag dolls in particular. Her orphanage clearly loves her very much and hopes that she has a happy and healthy life. Please reach out to GWCA to learn more about this amazing kiddo!

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Meet Sage!

Sage is a sweet little girl from China who just recently turned 4 years old. Sage has Down Syndrome and appears to be doing well overall. Because Sage has Down Syndrome, her speech is delayed, but she can understand what her caretakers are saying to her and can follow simple instructions. Sage does not have any mobility delays, and she is a very active child.

Sage does a great job at completing self-care tasks such as getting dressed on her own and eating by herself. Sage gets along well with other children. She has a ready smile and is described as being a little sweetheart! Sage loves to jump and play, and she especially loves to dance with her caretakers!

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

Meet Leo!

Leo is a sweet 8 year old boy in need of a family to call his own! Leo was hosted in the United States during the summer of 2016 for a month and has made leaps and bounds since arriving! He has made incredible progress with his muscle strength, learning capacity, and English vocabulary.

He giggles often and has a big belly laugh that has brought a lot of joy to his host family. His host family describes him as incredibly adaptable and resilient. He has been able to adjust to any situation that he is given, and he has an incredible ability to develop trusting relationships with both adults and children. He loves his host brother and has made great connections with parents, grandparents, and neighbors. He is a loving and bright kiddo who has made a lasting impact on everyone he has met!

Leo’s medical need is unclear at this time based on the information provided from his orphanage. CT scans indicate that he has a brain need, but we are unable to get further information without a doctor’s consultation. Please reach out to us at GWCA to discuss this sweet kiddo’s needs further! He is a bright, smart boy who would be a wonderful addition to any family.

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Meet Fiona!

Fiona is a precious little girl from China who is 3 and a half years old! Fiona was born with Down Syndrome, and she seems to be doing well overall. Fiona knows how to walk and is saying some words. She is described as being cute and affectionate.

Although her speech is slightly delayed, communication does not seem to be an obstacle for her. Fiona understands instructions from her caregivers such as “sit down, stand up”, and she can point the position of “nose, eyes, and ears” on someone’s face. Fiona will kiss her caretaker’s face when she is happy.

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

Meet Will!

Will is an amazing 9-year-old boy in need of a home to call his own. When he was brought to the orphanage, he was treated for a cytomegalovirus infection and hepatitis, but since that time he appears to be doing great overall! He has been living with a foster family since 2009 and is described as being very independent and helpful. He loves to assist his foster parents by setting the table, sweeping, and doing other daily chores. He can be very shy when you first meet him, but once he gets to know you he is very active and extroverted!

Will is currently in school and has taken classes in Chinese, math, fine arts, and physical education. He is a very active little boy who loves to run, jump, play sports, and play football! He also loves to paint and draw animals. He does very well in school, and all of his teachers and classmates love him. He is a smart, sweet little boy who would thrive with the love of a family. Please reach out to us at GWCA to learn more about him!

Meet Max!

Max is a precious little boy from China who recently turned 6 years old! Max was born with a clubbed foot, but he had surgery to fix it, and now he can walk normally like any other child. Max also has one testicle that hasn’t dropped yet, but that is fairly common and it will either drop naturally in the next few years, or a very simple procedure can be done to fix it.

Max is described as being an obedient, well-behaved, and outgoing child. He enjoys bath time, watching cartoons, and playing with other children. Max helps his nannies take care of the younger children in the orphanage. He can say many words and understand what others are saying to him. Max is said to be loved by everyone who meets him.

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

Meet Rory!

**AGING OUT** Rory is a sweet girl from China who is 13 years old. Rory will age out of the China adoption system in May 2018 if she is not adopted before then.

Rory lived with her birth parents until they both died in 2008. Rory then went on to live with her grandmother until she died in 2013. She lived with an aunt and uncle for a while, but when it was discovered that she had HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), she was forced to drop out of school. Rory’s aunt and uncle did not feel they could care for Rory because of her having HIV, so they decided to send her to the orphanage, and they signed off on allowing her to be adopted internationally.

Rory is now living in an orphanage with a program called Aids Care China, so she is receiving the care that she needs for her HIV. She has been taking anti-viral medication since September 2011.

Rory is overall in good physical condition. She is cheerful, sensible, extroverted, responsible, and helps take care of the other children in the orphanage. Rory is in 6th grade in school. She likes to sing, dance, paint and play sports.

If you would like to learn more about how you can adopt Rory, please contact the China Home Finding Team today!

Meet Caleb!

This precious boy’s name is Caleb, and he is 6 years old! His medical file states that he has autism, but Great Wall is working to learn more about this diagnosis. His caregivers describe him as independent, energetic, and introverted. He loves to play outside and will pull on his caregivers hand to come outside with him! He loves to smile and play with his caregivers. Please reach out to us at GWCA to learn more about Caleb!

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Meet Jude!

Jude is an incredible boy who will be turning 12 this October. He was born with mild cerebral palsy and muscle weakness of his legs, but with hard work and perseverance, he has learned how to walk without assistance! He is a brave, resilient boy who is described by his caregivers as being a child who “never gives up.” He wakes up one hour early every day so that he can practice walking for one kilometer!

He is incredibly intelligent and loves to study hard and learn. Jude is very independent, and he is able to use the bathroom without assistance and care for the younger children in his foster home. He is a sweet, kind, and caring boy who continues to have hope that his family will find him.

Jude is very ambitious and likes to say that he has several dreams that he hopes to accomplish! He wants to be a chef, an astronaut, a bicycle or motorcycle rider, a runner, and a doctor. He also is very hopeful that he will be adopted, saying that he hopes to be able to stay with a family until he is 100 years old. He sometimes becomes sad about the idea that he may not be adopted, and he says that he will “try very hard to be a good man.”

Jude is incredibly empathetic and loving to all caregivers and children he meets. A staff member took him to eat at a restaurant and he became sad, saying that everyone was able to eat at the restaurant except the waitress. He even asked the staff member if the waitress could eat with them! He also told the staff member that he did not want her to spend too much money on him, insisting that he only needed one steamed bun for lunch. He is a very thoughtful and tenderhearted boy who needs to find a family to call his own. Please reach out to us at GWCA to talk more about this incredible kiddo!

Meet Chloe!

This beautiful girl’s name is Chloe! She is 5 years old. Chloe’s file indicates that she may have autism, but GWCA is working hard to receive updated information. She is a sweet, loving girl who is described by her caregivers as being very sunny and active. When she is in an unfamiliar place, she becomes very close to her caregivers, indicating that she has attached very well to them.

She can speak small phrases and express her needs to her caregivers. She can follow simple instructions and loves to listen to music and play with toys. She has excellent fine motor skills and is able to grasp toys and items. She is an amazing girl who would thrive with the consistent care of a family. Please reach out to us at GWCA to learn more!

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Meet Peter!

Peter is a precious kiddo who just turned one year old in August! Peter was born with a congenital heart defect and a brain need, but overall he appears to be doing very well! Peter is currently living with a foster family and has shown very healthy attachment towards his foster parents.

Peter is very curious and loves to explore new things! He can sit up without assistance and has excellent fine motor skills. He can call to his caregivers to express his needs and is able to say “ma”! He is a happy, bright kiddo who would thrive with the love of a family.

Please reach out to us at GWCA to learn more about Peter!

Meet Lorelai!

Lorelai is a lovely girl from China who is 11 years old! Lorelai is a healthy girl with no known special needs. Lorelai has many good friends and enjoys spending time with them. She is a generally happy girl with a good temperament.

Lorelai goes to a regular school outside of the orphanage and she has average grades in school. She does not like doing homework, so often times her caregivers have to help her finish it.

Her file is brand new and is from one of GWCA’s orphanage partnerships. If you would like to learn more about Lorelai, please contact the GWCA China Home Finding Team today!

Meet Brandon!

This sweet 9-year old boy’s name is Brandon! Brandon has an extra finger on his right hand, and his left ear is slightly deformed, but he doesn’t appear to have any hearing impairment. He also has severe scoliosis, but he is able to walk without assistance!

Brandon is a kind, shy kiddo who is hoping to have a forever family soon. He was hosted by a family in the United States and had a amazing time! Brandon transitioned incredibly well with his host family and brought them a lot of joy and happiness. He has a sweet, infectious laugh that his host family loved! They describe him as kind, inquisitive, and helpful, saying that he has a very gentle spirit. Please reach out to us at GWCA if you’d like to learn more!

Check out this amazing video of Brandon!

Meet Luna!

Luna is a sweet little girl from China who recently turned 7 years old. Luna has lived with a foster family for most of her life and is very close with her foster mother. She is described as being beautiful and having a happy disposition.

Luna has a congenital cleft soft palate, which has not been repaired, and she is delayed in some areas because of this. She also has a hard time balancing sometimes. Luna is a brave girl, and she will seldom cry when she falls down. She has an outgoing personality and likes playing with other children. Luna has become a very good eater over the years and rarely gets sick. Luna can put on her clothes by herself and can speak in simple words and phrases.

Luna’s physical development has always been delayed compared to other children her age. She does have overall delays, but it is not entirely clear why. Her CT scan came back clear with no abnormalities. If you would like to learn more about Luna, please contact the GWCA China Home Finding Team today!

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Meet Zoe!

Zoe is a precious baby girl from China that just turned 1 year old. Zoe has been living with a foster family since she was 7 months old, and they are very attentive to her. Zoe has a ready smile and loves to be cuddled by her foster parents. She is babbling and can make many sounds.

Zoe can sit up and will reach for nearby toys. She has good hand-eye coordination and good hand strength. When she is playing on her mat, she will kick her legs a lot. Also, she is rolling over by herself now.

Zoe has post-operative myelomeningocele of lumbosacral lipoma type and post-operative tethered cord.

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

Meet Cole!

Cole is a precious little boy from China that just turned 2 years old. Cole is described as having a sunny personality and a ready smile. Cole was abandoned when he was a year old and was then placed in a simulated family at the orphanage, which is basically a foster family, but they’re just living in a small house or apartment on the orphanage grounds.

Cole is very close with his foster mother and enjoys spending time with her. He will imitate when she speaks to him and will make noises accordingly. If she calls his name, he will smile and hold out his arms for her to pick him up. Cole can follow simple instructions such as as “come give me a hug and kiss” and “put your shoes away.” He seems to have normal cognitive and developmental abilities for a child his age.

Cole does well socially and gets along well with other children. Cole’s favorite toys are balls, and he likes to toss them up and throw them. He has very good fine and gross motor skills. Also, he can walk on his own. Cole can pick up small objects, such as a piece of paper, and can then tear it with his index finger and thumb. Cole lives a relatively normal life.

He has CHD, specifically an aortic arch coarctation (mild), and right main bronchial stenosis.

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

Meet Jade!

Jade is a beautiful little girl from China that just turned 5 years old. Jade was born with arms and legs that were malformed. However, after several successful surgeries and physical therapy, Jade can now walk on her own without assistance and can use her hands and arms normally. Her arms are a little shorter than some of her friends, but she can use them just fine.

Jade can feed herself and change her clothes by herself. She can draw lines, circles and a person. Jade can catch and throw a ball and loves to play outside. Her favorite toys are dolls and building blocks.

Jade is said to be very well cognitively and is on the same level as other children her age. She has good verbal skills and will ask “how” and “why” questions on her own initiative. She knows the difference between different colors, big and small sizes, and male and female. Jade is described as being shy and introverted. She is close with the other children in her class at the orphanage.

Jade was abandoned when she was just three days old and was placed with a foster family soon after. Because of her specific needs, when she was 4 months old she was sent to the orphanage, so she could get the medical care and the physical and occupational therapy she needs to thrive. She now continues to live at the orphanage and is developing well.

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

Meet Edie!

She is a precious 7 year old girl with Down Syndrome. Edie is a sweet, shy kiddo who is described as being very calm and kind. She loves music, dancing, listening to stories, and reading picture books!

Edie is able to communicate well with teachers and caregivers and can clearly follow instructions. She is shy but loves to play with other kiddos when they are laughing and having fun! She has excellent mobility development and can walk and run without assistance. She also has amazing fine motor skills and is able to hold pencils and paint her name and simple characters. She is an adorable kiddo who needs a forever home!

Please reach out to us at GWCA to learn more about Edie!

Meet Viola!

This beautiful girl’s name is Viola, and she is 5 years old! Viola has nystagmus of both eyes, as well as vision impairment. She is a bright, happy girl who loves to help others. Her caregivers describe her as “sunny, active, and restless.” She loves to give hugs and is very attached to her caregivers at the orphanage. She will help her teachers put up toys and clean, and she loves to brush the hair over other girls in the institute.

Viola is very exploratory and loves to learn new things! She will grasp new objects and pull them close to her eyes to try to see. She has a very strong light sense and is able to navigate the orphanage and find her favorite things easily! She has great mobility and can walk over obstacles if she is in a familiar environment. She can go up and down stairs easily and can jump on to the ground with both feet! She is a very brave little girl who does not let her vision impairment slow her down.

She can speak several sentences and likes to greet caregivers and teachers. She is very kind towards others and likes to share her snacks with other children. She is described as being tidy, polite, and patient. When she is upset she will cry softly, but a hug from a caregiver makes her feel much better. She is a precious little girl who would thrive with the love of a family. Please reach out to the GWCA China Home Finding Team to learn more about Viola!

Meet Bella!

Bella is an adorable girl who just turned one year old. Bella was born with congenital heart disease and has not yet received a heart surgery. Her file states that she also may be cognitively delayed due to a lack of oxygen to her brain, but her growth report indicates that she is developing very well for her age!

Bella is very interactive and outgoing, and she loves to giggle and play! She is able to differentiate between caregivers and strangers and has formed healthy attachments with the nannies at the orphanage. She tracks movement well and can babble to express her needs. Bella can recognize her name and will turn when called.

She is also able to crawl forwards and backwards and can stand with support! Bella has amazing fine motor skills and is able to grasp her favorite toy. She is an active, loving kiddo who would thrive with specialized care and treatment.

Please reach out to us at GWCA to learn more about Bella!

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5 New Kids on the Block!

Meet Jax!

Jax is a precious little boy from China, who is 3 and a half years old. Jax is described as a gentle and introverted child who is generally happy. Jax likes to play with other children and enjoys spending time with his caregivers. His favorite activities are playing with building blocks and playing outside on the playground.

Jax has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy and has received rehabilitation training that has helped him improve tremendously. He does still have some challenges, such as having hands that aren’t as flexible. He can hold a pen by himself and can scribble on a paper, but he cannot draw clear letters yet (of course, he is only 3 and a half, and most children that age are not yet writing clear letters).

Jax can walk by himself, trot, and go up and down stairs all by himself. He is delayed on language and can only say a few words and short phrases such as “mom” and “give me.” He can also call the other children in the orphanage by name. He knows his own name and will turn when his name is called.

With the proper medical care and therapies, there is no telling how much Jax could thrive! Jax needs a family to adopt him and bring him to America, so he can receive the proper treatment he needs. Will you be that family?

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

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Meet Ben!

This amazing kiddo’s name is Ben! Ben is a sweet 10-year old boy in need of a forever family! Ben was hosted in the United States through GWCA’s hosting program for a month in summer of 2016. He had an amazing time while being hosted and bonded extremely well with his host family.

Ben was born with very mild clubbed feet, but he has not needed any physical therapy or surgery to walk and run without assistance. He is very sociable and loves to say hello and thank you in English. He is on target developmentally and is a bright, intelligent kiddo. Ben is in regular school and is doing well.

Ben is very active and outgoing and loves playing with other children! He loved playing with his host siblings and would make a fantastic brother. He is a sweet, fun-loving kiddo who would thrive with the love of a forever family!

You can learn more about Ben by contacting the GWCA China Home Finding Team today!

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Meet Zachary!

This precious 1-year-old boy’s name is Zachary, and he is in need of a forever home! Zachary was born with protein dysplasia of the brain. Despite this need, he appears to be very active and engaged. He is a bright, happy boy who has excellent fine motor skills and the ability to roll over independently. He is very attached to his caregiver and loves to snuggle and laugh with her. He recognizes his name being called and is tracking items visually. Zachary loves to lay in the sun with the other kiddos and greatly enjoys being outside. He is described as being energetic and smiley! He would thrive with the love of a family. Please reach out to GWCA to learn more!

Meet Jasper!

This darling boy’s name is Jasper! He is 12-years old and is a healthy kiddo! Jasper is a bright, extroverted, and friendly boy who loves his caregivers and the other children in the orphanage. He has excellent language development and appears to have met all developmental milestones. He is very independent and able to take care of himself and others. Jasper is in desperate need of finding his forever family before he ages out of the system at age 14. He is a smart, sweet child who would thrive with a family to call his own. Please reach out to GWCA to learn more!

Meet Lincoln!

Lincoln is a sweet little boy that is 4 and a half years old. He is described by his caretakers as being very cooperative, smart, and cute. Lincoln gets along with other children, and he likes to play with them and do group activities. He can walk well on his own. Lincoln can speak and can sing full children’s songs. Also, he can hold a pen and scribble with it on paper.

Lincoln is good at following directions and will often help his caretakers with their chores. Sometimes when he sees that his caretakers are tired, he will give them little back massages to help make them feel better.

Lincoln has a congenital heart defect (CHD). He had a UCG (cardiac ultrasound) done on February 25, 2016 that showed he had mitral atresia, left ventricular dysplasia, truncus arteriosus, right heart enlargement, ASD (left to right shunt), two direction shunt of VSD (mainly left to right), and three tricuspid regurgitation.

Because of the complexity of Lincoln’s heart condition, no more surgical procedures will be performed on him for the foreseeable future. He will probably never receive additional heart surgeries in China. Most likely, the only chance Lincoln has to survive and have a healthy, happy life is if he is adopted by a family in the United States who can give him the medical care, love, and attention he needs.

If you would like to learn more about Lincoln and see all of his new videos, please contact the GWCA China Home Finding Team today!

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URGENT: Only Four Months Until Rebecca Ages Out

Every child needs a loving and permanent family. However, when an orphan “ages out” in China, they lose their chance to be part of a family, where they can feel safe and be loved. At the young age of 14, these children are deemed ineligible for adoption, and their hope for a bright future all but vanishes. This is the situation Rebecca would face, unless she’s able to find a family who can bring her home by her 14th birthday this January.

Rebecca is a lovely and smart young girl, who is outgoing, active, and gets along well with others. Her caregivers describe her as being obedient, sensible, and polite. She enjoys singing and will often perform at school events and at the orphanage. This year she won the second prize in a singing competition!

Click here to watch a video of the talented Rebecca singing beautifully!

Rebecca is missing her left eye and has corneal leukoplakia in her right eye. However, her right eye has some sight, and she’s able to walk around freely in familiar environments without assistance. Currently, she attends a school for children who are blind, where she’s performing very well. Her cognitive and language abilities are normal, and she can read in braille. Rebecca earns excellent grades and has been awarded “Triple-A” student every year.

She has expressed to caregivers that she wants to be adopted by an American family and desires to have a home and parents of her own. Would you consider giving Rebecca a 14th birthday that she will never forget? If you would like to learn more about adopting this sweet kid, please contact China Adoption Specialist Heidi at heidi@gwca.org today. We hope that Rebecca can find her Forever Family soon and experience the love and care that she deserves.

Visit our Waiting Child photo listing to request Rebecca’s file!

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Amara Has a $2,000 Adoption Grant!

As our Sponsored Star for September, Amara now has a $2,000 grant available towards her adoption fees! If you are interested in reviewing Amara’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!

This beautiful girl’s name is Amara, and she is 12 years old! Amara has been diagnosed with Dandy Walker Syndrome, but overall she seems to be doing phenomenally well in regards to her general development! She was also born with polysyndactyly of both hands and limb differences of her legs. Amara is a smart, kind girl who loves her caregivers. She is described as being very happy and content! She loves to draw and her orphanage even sent us some of her beautiful drawings! Amara is an amazing kiddo who would thrive with the love of parents. Please reach out to Great Wall to learn more!

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

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