feat

6 New Kids on the Block

june

June is a sweet little girl from China that is going to turn 5 years old in early 2017. June’s file has just been prepared and is brand new! June has CHD (congenital heart disease) and she has not yet received any surgery for her heart condition. She also has mild anemia. June is speaking 5-10 word sentences, she knows how to count numbers 1-10, she knows how to differentiate colors and she knows the difference between big and small. She can draw a person on a paper with three different body parts (i.e. face, ears, nose, hands, lets, etc.). June can also write her own name. She can walk and go up and down stairs without help, and she can jump off the ground with both feet. June likes playing outside and her favorite toys are dolls and balls. She is found of listening to music and reading picture books.

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

Click Here to Watch June’s NEW Video!

chelsea

Chelsea is an adorable little girl who is 3 years old! She was recently a part of GWCA’s JOY Program in China. An advocate spent some time with Chelsea and learned all about her! Chelsea lives in a foster family and has done very well with them! Before moving out of the institution, she preferred to play alone and was quite shy but since moving into the foster family she has flourished! She is very active and personable and loves to play with other children. Our advocate noted that she is extremely cute and always smiling! She can imitate adult’s language and is always babbling. Contact one of our matching specialists if you’d like to review her file!

Click Here to Watch Chelsea’s Video!

cedric

Cedric is an adorable kiddo who is 9 years old! He was recently a part of GWCA’s JOY Program in China. An advocate spent some time with Cedric and learned all about him! He was born with an arachnoid cyst and hydrocephalus. The advocate that spent time with Cedric let us know that he is smart, extroverted, and he gets along very well with others! His communication abilities are strong and he can describe his needs very well to his caretakers. Cedric is living in a foster family and has done extremely well there! He loves to sing and has quite the knack for painting! If you are interested in reviewing Cedric’s medical file, contact a GWCA matching specialist!

Click Here to Watch Cedric’s Video!

owenOwen is a healthy older boy who is 12 years old! He was recently a part of GWCA’s JOY Program in China. An advocate spent some time with Owen and learned all about him! He had a cleft lip when he was younger but it was repaired in 2005. Owen has lived in a foster family environment since he was a child and has done very well. He has been receiving education since he was 4 years old and can introduce himself in English. Owen has always done well in school and in 2014 he got 2nd place in the art competition! He enjoys running and riding his bike. He gets along with everyone around him and is described as being active, bright, kind and grateful. Contact one of our matching specialists if you would like to review Owen’s file!

piperMeet Piper! Piper is an adorable kiddo who will be turning two this December. She was born with Treacher Collins Syndrome, as well as aural atresia and microtia. She currently hears with the assistance of a hearing aid. She is a very bright child and is described by her caregivers as active, restless, and social. She is currently staying with a foster family and has thrived with their consistent care. She is able to use simple words like “Mama” and can clearly express her needs. She is able to distinguish between strangers and her caregivers and has attached well with her foster family. She loves music, and loves to sing and dance along with the melody! She also loves to play outside and prefers to hold hands and walk with her caregivers. She also loves to swim and play on the beach, and she’s even gotten the chance to go to Disneyland! She’s a bright and happy kiddo who would thrive with a family to call her own. Please reach out to Great Wall if you would like to learn more!

kendallKendall is a sweet 11 year old girl! She has epilepsy and hemiplegia of the right side. Kendall is slightly delayed compared to her peers but we believe that is due to the combination of her hemiplegia and institutionalization. Her muscle strength on her left side is weaker than her right side. She can go up and down stairs on her own and take care of herself in daily life. Her file indicates that her language development has improved greatly and that she has clear pronunciation. She can sing children’s songs and clap along to the rhythm of the music! She is in the special school at the orphanage and is currently in the second grade. Contact GWCA today if you’d like to review her file! Read More
feat

Kramer is Waiting – Grant Available

kramer-ccKramer is a sweet 9-year-old boy from China who has truly touched the lives of all those who surround him. GWCA’s matching specialists have heard from other advocates, families, and caretakers alike that he is an incredible kiddo, a great student, and a wonderful friend to other children. Recently, one of the families that feels a strong connection to Kramer provided him with a substantial financial grant. This grant is available to any family that would like to welcome Kramer into their home, and will be applied directly towards his adoption fees!

Kramer’s caretakers say that he has a fantastic personality, and that he’s quite popular among his peers because he is very kind and thoughtful. He is described as being a helpful kiddo who is talkative, easy-going and well behaved. He loves spending his time playing with other children and being active.

Kramer has post-operative CHD and limb difference of his left arm, but he doesn’t let that hold him back. He’s a very independent boy who likes to complete tasks on his own. He is in the second grade and and makes excellent grades.

Kramer has been in a foster family since 2010 and has adjusted very well to living in a family environment. November is National Adoption Month, and we are so hopeful that before the month is over Kramer will find a Forever Family of his own. Please help us advocate for him by sharing his story.

If you or someone you know would like to learn more about Kramer or if you would like more information about his grant, contact our China matching specialists today!

Read More
ford1

TEN New Kids Added This Week

ford

Ford is a precious little boy from China that just turned 1 year old. Ford has mild CHD (ASD) and was born with syphilis and Hep C, which are both generally treatable. One of our GWCA staff members met Ford when she visited China earlier this year and she would be happy to speak with any interested family about Ford!

Ford can crawl, stand up by himself and is learning to walk. He can grasp toys near him, can take blocks and put them in and out of cups, and he can go look for toys when he drops them. He knows his name and turns to look when called, he responds to his caretakers asking him for objects, he babbles and imitates words, and he can take his socks on and off by himself. He is fond of listening to music and likes to laugh when teased by his caregivers.

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

Click Here to Watch a Video GWCA Staff took of Ford when He was just 5 Months Old!

You can see more videos of Ford when You Request to Review His File!

dakotaDakota is a cute little girl from China that 2 and a half years old. Dakota was diagnosed with rickets when she was younger but has been receiving treatment since she was little and it has gotten much better now. She has hearing loss in both ears, but she is not completely deaf. She communicates with a combination of signs and words. Dakota has been living with a foster family since September 2015 and so she has been receiving much better one-on-one care than she would if she lived in an orphanage. One of our GWCA staff members met Dakota when she visited China earlier this year and she would be happy to speak with any interested family about Dakota!

Dakota can be a bit shy around strangers but she interacts well with familiar people. She likes to watch TV, play with colorful toys and outdoor activities. Dakota has good fine motor skills, such as using a pen to scribble on paper. Dakota can walk on her own steadily. Dakota understands the meaning of “no” when directed to do something by her foster family. Dakota likes listening to music and tends to be energetic.

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

glendaGlenda is a precious little girl from China that is 1 and a half years old. Glenda was born low birth weight and she has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy. She is so young though that it is unclear if her CP is more minor, moderate or more significant. Glenda receives regular rehabilitation and she has gotten much strong over the last several months. She enjoys listening to music and receiving cuddles from her caregivers.

Glenda’s file is a little out of date, so we are working hard to get more updated information on Glenda.

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

hanHan is a sweet little boy from China that just recently turned 1 year old. Han was born premature and has a little bit of a cerebral gap, but other than that he seems to be a normal little baby boy. Han is an extroverted little boy that has a lot of curiosity! He loves to explore outside and try new things. He plays outside almost every day which he enjoys very much! He likes to have attention from his caregivers, and when he doesn’t get enough attention he gets upset. Han is described as being a very smart child and when you hold him and talk to him, he will listen very intently. Han likes to be held and cuddled. He enjoys “chatting” with you by babbling different sounds that he imitates from others. He knows his name when called and he will turn toward the person who calls him.

Han can sit up by himself and can crawl on his own. He is learning to walk by using a baby walker which he pushes around when he plays. He likes listening to music, playing with toys and swimming in the pool whenever he has the opportunity. Han has a very big appetite and he enjoys eating rice, fruit puree, meat and steamed eggs. Han really likes drinking milk and he is not at all a picky eater.

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

abeAbe is an adorable little boy from China that is one and a half years old. Abe was born with CHD, specifically an ASD, but he seems to be doing well now. He has slight hip dysplasia of one side of his hip. Abe’s file indicates that otherwise he has normal physical development at this point.

Abe can crawl, stand steadily by himself and can walk by holding on to something. Abe can take off his own socks and shoes. He understands the meaning of the word “no” and he is babbling and imitating the words of adults. Abe likes to play with other children and will not fight over toys with his peers. He likes to go outside to play and his enjoys playing hide-and-seek.

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

benjaminThis cutie’s name is Benjamin, and he is two years old! He has difficulty straightening out his wrist, elbow, and knee joints, as well as strephenopodia of his feet. Benjamin would likely do very well with physical therapy and orthopedic treatments. Benjamin also has an un-descended testicle. He’s described by his caregivers as being talkative, cute, and extroverted. He loves to smile and be cuddled by his caregivers! He would thrive with the love of a forever family. Please reach out to Great Wall if you would like to learn more!josieMeet Josie! Josie as a sweet 8-year old girl in need of a forever home. Josie is blind in both eyes, but her doctors indicate that there is the possibility of regaining some vision with proper medical treatments. Josie’s caregivers describe her as a very beautiful and intelligent little girl, saying that she loves to play with other children! She’s a happy kiddo who loves to listen to music and play with toys. Her caregivers say that she can be timid and shy due to the fact that she cannot see others, but overall she is very sweet and affectionate. Please reach out to Great Wall if you would like to learn more!reidReid is a cute little guy who is 5 years old! He has some motor development delays and his file indicates he has Cerebral Dysplasia. Reid has been receiving extensive rehabilitation services since arriving at the institute. These services have helped him tremendously. Reid needs the assistance of a walker to get around but he seems to do very well with it. He can understand instructions and what his caretakers ask of him. Reid can express his needs to his caretakers and interact with his peers! He loves to listen to music and watch television! GWCA is asking for more updated information on Reid. Contact one of our matching specialists today if you’d like to review his file!reneeRenee is a sweet little girl from China that is almost 1 year old. Renee was born with CHD but it appears to be very minor and she has not needed surgery for it yet. Renee has some auditory issues but she currently is able to hear with a hearing aid. Renee appears to be doing very well and is living with a Foster Family. Renee is from one of GWCA’s new Orphanage Partnerships.

To learn more about Renee or how you can adopt a Special Focus child with a combination of more minor needs, please contact the China Home Finding Team.

robbieMeet Robbie! Robbie is a 7-year old kiddo with Down syndrome. Robbie is described as by a very sweet, shy kiddo who is loved by his teachers and the other students. He loves puzzles and helps out his caregivers by doing housework. He is a happy child who would thrive with the love of a forever family. Please reach out to Great Wall if you would like to learn more! Read More
feat3

5 Kids Added This Week!

glennGlenn is a precious little boy from China that is 3 and a half years old. Glenn was born with hydrocephalus, but it went away on its own without surgery. In Glenn’s file it says that his diagnosis is “basically healthy.” One of our GWCA staff members met Glenn when she visited China earlier this year and she would be happy to speak with any interested family about Glenn!

Glenn is generally a happy kiddo who gets along well with other children in the orphanage. He likes to play ball games with other children, along with running and jumping games. Glenn is in a normal kindergarten class with other healthy children. Glenn can distinguish the sizes of objects, he can understand the concept of big and small, and he also understands the concept of in and out. Glenn can count from 1 to 10, he knows the names of the different colors, and he likes to build towers with blocks.

When Glenn sees familiar people he will say “hello” on his own initiative. Glenn likes to turn pages of picture books, and when he sees familiar things, such as animals in the books, he will use his fingers to point to the pictures and say the names, such as: tiger, cat, monkey, dog, etc. When he sees things in books he is unfamiliar with he will say “what is this?” Glenn understands that fish swim in the water and birds fly in the sky, and other such concepts. Glenn knows when he feels hot he will take off his clothes, and before meals he will wash his hands on his own initiative. Glenn is an active child that enjoys being with others.

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

Click Here to Watch one of Glenn’s NEW Videos!

You can Watch More of Glenn’s NEW Videos when You Request to Review His File!

elliotElliott is a smiley boy who is 3 years old! He has delayed gross and fine motor development compared to his peers but he has made great progress since coming into the institute! Elliott has been receiving rehabilitation services for the last year. When he arrived at the institute he had trouble sitting up on his own, grasping toys independently and eating on his own. He is now able to do all of these things independently with ease. Elliott is described as being a kind kiddo with a ready smile! He loves listening to music and playing interactive games. Elliott has grown close to his caretakers and is always very cooperative with them. GWCA is currently trying to learn more about his progress! Contact one of our matching specialists today if you’d like to learn more about him!shelbyMeet Shelby! Shelby is an adorable 6-year girl in need of a forever home! Shelby was born with anal atresia, finger and toe malformations, and an ear deformity. She is a bright kiddo who loves to help others! She is currently learning both English and Chinese. She loves to be outside and likes animals. If you’d like to learn more, please reach out to Great Wall China Adoption!jacksonJackson is a cute little guy who just turned 3 years old! He was born with CHD and Down’s Syndrome. Jackson is slightly delayed on his motor skills but is receiving rehabilitation services to improve this! He can walk quickly with some assistance and his fine motor skills seem to be getting better over time. He can take off his shoes and socks, feed himself and play with beads. Jackson loves being around his closest caretaker and will always reach his arms out to her to be held! He is described as being an adorable and happy kiddo! He loves to clap his hands and laugh with his peers. Jackson is active, quick in reaction and always imitates adult’s language. If you’d like to review Jackson’s full medical file, contact GWCA today!sashaSasha is a lovely little girl from China that is 3 and a half years old. Sasha has hypothyroidism and receives medication for her condition. The orphanage says that Sasha is developmentally delayed. Sasha can sit up on her own and crawl, and she can stand up and walk when holding on to something. She does not like to open her eyes and doesn’t play with toys very much. While her file does not indicate she has eye sight issues, some of her behaviors do suggest she might. Sasha likes sensory activities that include touch, such as clapping her hands, rolling on the floor and receiving cuddles from her caretakers.

When Sasha’s name is called she will turn toward the person who is calling her. She will laugh happily when a caregiver teases her. Her language development is delayed compared to some of her peers but she does imitate the words of others. She tends to be shy and quiet. She has been receiving special rehabilitation training at an orphanage designed for rehab since May 2016.

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

Sasha’s Videos are Available to Family’s Who Request Her File! 

Read More
sponsored-star-feat

Kiera Is Our Newest Sponsored Star!

Meet Kiera, GWCA’s Sponsored Star for May!

kiera-sponsored-star1This sweet girl is Kiera! She 13 years old and will be aging out THIS MAY. She is an amazing kiddo in need of a forever family. Her file states that she had intracranial hemorrhaging, but she has had surgery and is doing great. She lacks some mobility in her left hand, but other than that her mobility is fantastic. Kiera loves to run, jump, and play with her friends. She has excellent verbal communication and is even taking English classes. Her caretakers mention that she is not delayed on her cognitive skills and is on target compared to her peers. She is a sweet girl who would thrive with a forever home! Please reach out if you would like to learn more.

Watch Kiera’s video: Video 1

As our Sponsored Star, Kiera has a $2,000 grant available towards her adoption fees! If you are interested in seeing Kiera’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!

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 will be 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!

Read More
anthony-feat

7 New Kids on the Block

anthonyThis little cutie’s name is Anthony! Anthony will be turning 2 years old this December. His official diagnosis is listed as William’s Syndrome, which is a genetic condition that was present at birth. He also has a congenital heart defect and a urogenital need that was treated with surgery. His caregivers say that he is a very happy kiddo who loves to play with his nannies and peers. He is able to stand with assistance, and loves to dance back and forth to music! He was not speaking in sentences at the time his file was prepared last December, but he was able to say “mama” he laugh along with caregivers as they speak to him. He is an adorable little guy who would thrive with the love of a family. Please reach out to Great Wall if you would like to learn more!

baileyBailey is an adorable little girl from China that is 1 and a half years old.  Bailey is described by her caretakers as being generally healthy, but she has limb motor development delays, mainly in her legs, and she is a little behind her peers cognitively. Bailey is very outgoing and happy when she is with her nannies and her physical therapists. She will cheer or clap when she sees her favorite food. She understands her nannies facial expressions and she can tell when someone is in a good or bad mood. She knows the differences between strangers and familiar people.

Bailey is able to sit up by herself and she is able to roll over, but she is not yet able to crawl or stand by herself. The motor function of her lower limbs is weaker than some of her peers. Bailey is babbling and mimics simple pronunciations like “ba ba” or “ay yi.” She understands kissing and she like kiss her toy duck. She is a giggly little girl and she laughs when you play with her.

One of our GWCA staff members met Bailey when she visited China earlier this year and she would be happy to speak with any interested families about Bailey!

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

Click Here to Watch one of Bailey’s NEW Videos!

margoMargo is a wonderful little girl from China that just recently turned 5 years old. Margo was born with a meningocele, but it was removed surgically when she was little. Margo cannot walk but she can stand up by holding on to things, she can get up and down stairs and she can get around by riding on a scooter.  Margo lives with a foster family and they say she is healthy and has a bright and sunny disposition.  Margo is described by her foster family as having excellent cognitive ability and that she is very clever.  Her verbal ability is very strong and she can speak multi-word sentences and she is asking “what” and “how” questions. She likes to say “hello” to familiar people when they come into a room.

Margo likes listening to music and playing hide and seek. Her foster family say that she is very adored and that she gets along well with other children. She will sometimes run up to you will giggles and smiles!  Margo does have incontenance issues due to her menegocele surgery.

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

Click Here to Watch one of Margo’s NEW Videos!

scarlett

Scarlett is a precious little girl from China that just recently turned 7 years old. Scarlett has a condition called osteogenesis imperfecta which means that her bones are more fragile than most peoples. Scarlett also has clubbed feet and some joint stiffness in her knees. Scarlett can pick up items with her fingers though, she can unbutton buttons, take off her own clothes, and turn pages in a book one by one. Scarlett can also stand up on her own when she is holding on to something. She tends to be more introverted and shy, especially around strangers. Scarlett is just like any other kiddo when it comes to playing though. She loves to play with toys and with her friends. Scarlett gets along well with others and she is able to verbally communicate with her peers and adults, though her language is a bit delayed. Scarlett can clap her hands, blow a kiss goodbye and she can point to things she wants and her caretakers will bring them to her. At this time Scarlett cannot control her defecation or urination, so she does wear diapers.

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

willa

Willa is a precious little girl from China that just recently turned 6 years old. Willa appears to be physically is healthy but she is developmentally delayed in some areas. Willa did not come into the orphanage until she was 4 years old, so it took her a while to adjust to living in an orphanage setting. Willa is more introverted and shy and enjoys listening to music and watching television. She doesn’t like to talk a lot but she can speak and understands what other people are saying to her. Willa can speak 5-10 word sentences. Willa can follow simple instructions and is cooperative when doing activities in class. Will enjoys playing outside and participating in games with the help of her teachers.

There are some indicators in Willa’s file that she might be on the autism spectrum, however that is not directly stated anywhere in the file. Many of her delays could potentially be due to the fact that she was abandoned at an older age and that she is still very sad about losing her family and that she has never fully adjusted to living in the orphanage. She could be struggle to connect to others because she still thinks her birth family might be coming back for her, even though they are not. It is hard to say for certain, but this little girl is clearly in need of a loving Forever Family that will make her feel safe and secure in the knowledge that they will never leave her or forsake her.

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

aidenAiden is a sweet 6-year old kiddo in need of a forever home! He was diagnosed with microtia in his right ear and mild developmental delays, but overall he seems to be thriving with the consistent care of his nannies. His caretakers describe him as a playful kiddo who loves to play with other children. He loves to throw a ball back and forth with his nanny, and he is described as a very happy kiddo. His caretakers love him very much and are hopeful that he will find a family soon. If you’d like to learn more about Aiden, please reach out to Great Wall China Adoption for more information!

malachiMalachi is a sweet little boy from China who just recently turned 4 years old. Malachi has something called amblyopia, which means he has weak vision in both eyes. It isn’t clear in his file if he is completely blind, but it does say that he needs help walking around, probably because he can’t see very well. Other than that, Malachi is in good physical condition and all of his limbs work well. Malachi has good language development, and he can express his thoughts well to both children and adults. Malachi speaks in 5-10 word sentences, he knows out to count 1-10 and he asks “how” and “why” questions. Malachi like to play with toys and enjoys going outside for walks. He is a little introverted and timid at times, especially around strangers. Malachi has good self-care skills such as dressing and undressing himself.

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

 

Read More
feat

New Kids on the Block

drewDrew is a sweet boy who just turned 9 years old! He was born with clubbed feet and spina bifida. He received surgery for his spina bifida and is doing very well! Through rehabilitation services his fine and gross motor development have improved tremendously. His file indicates that he doesn’t have any mobility delays due to his spina bifida. His caretakers mention that he is very smart and does extremely well in school! He is a logical kiddo who loves to observe and analyze new concepts. He doesn’t have any language delays compared to his peers and is great at communicating with adults. Drew is described as cheerful and always willing to share his food and toys with other kiddos! Contact GWCA if you’d like to review Drew’s file!

1476242025This cute kiddo’s name is Deacon! Deacon is 9-years old and is in need of a family to call his own. Deacon has cognitive and language delays, but he appears to be making incredible progress with the consistent care of his orphanage! His caregivers describe him as kind, helpful, and respectful of others, saying that is playful and loves to make friends with new people. He is very sweet and loves to spend time with his caregivers. Deacon would thrive with the love of a family. Please reach out to Great Wall if you’d like to learn more!clayClay is a playful kiddo who is 10 years old! He was born with spina bifida which he received surgery for as a young child. He lives with a foster family and is doing very well! Clay is in the third grade and his caretakers say he has a strong desire to learn new things! He does well in school and can even sing some simple songs in English! He is described as being active, positive and expressive. Clay doesn’t have any language or cognitive delays compared to his peers and he does a great job at managing his daily life. He can make his bed, clean up after himself and follow instructions well! Clay loves playing basketball and football with his friends. Contact GWCA if you’d like to review Clay’s file!quinnQuinn is an adorable little girl from China that just turned 3 years old! Quinn has Down’s Syndrome and is doing quite well. One of our GWCA staff members met Quinn when she visited China earlier this year and she would be happy to speak with any interested family about Quinn! 

Quinn has been described by caregivers as clever, introverted, cute and energetic. Quinn lives in an imitation family on the orphanage grounds, which is like a foster family, so she is receiving more one-on-one attention than some other children.

Quinn can use her hands to hold small objects, such as sticks, books, spoons, etc. Quinn can pass toys between both of her hands and can use hands to support herself. When Quinn is sitting up the child has good balance and can change her position freely. Quinn can crawl, she can stand up by herself and is learning to walk. Quinn likes to walk around using small chairs and stools to help her balance.

Like many children with Down’s Syndrome, Quinn’s language abilities are delayed compared to other children her age without Down’s Syndrome. However, Quinn can say words like “ma ma,” “ba ba,” and she imitates what adults and children around her are saying.

Quinn enjoys listening to music, looking at picture books and dancing. Quinn can color on paper and play with puzzles.  Quinn is clearly a very curious little girl and always seems to want to figure out how things work.

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

Video #1! | Video #2! | Video #3! | Video #4!

walkerWalker is a sweet little boy from China that is 3 years old. Walker has a VSD (CHD) and he has microtia of his left ear, which means his ear is a bit malformed and he might not be able to hear as well out of it, but other than that he seems to be doing well. Walker can speak multi-word sentences and he can understand what others are saying to him. He can follow instructions given to him by adults. Walker can walk and go up and down stairs by himself. He has some self-care skills like taking off his clothes. His caretakers describe him as outgoing, kind and full of laughter.

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

Click Here to Watch All of Walker’s NEW Videos!

Read More
feat1

5 More Kids Added This Week!

This week we’ve added 5 NEW KIDS to our China Waiting Child photo listing! If you’re interested in learning how you can begin your adoption journey and take the first step towards being matched with one of these kiddos, contact our China matching specialists or visit our photo listing today!

Click here to request a file on our China Waiting Child photo listing!

wadeThis little cutie’s name is Wade! Wade is 5 years old and has been diagnosed with hemophilia. He participated in Summer Hosting in July and had an amazing time with his host family! Here’s what Wade’s host mom has to say about this little guy:

“Let me introduce you to “Wade”.  He is the most handsome, brave, resourceful little boy you’ll ever met.

His smile will melt your heart and his curiosity will spark your imagination.  Wade loves to play outside, ride his big wheel, and especially loves water activities.  He is very helpful and very observant….so don’t do anything in front of him that you don’t want him to remember!  He has a little trouble with the word “no” but then again what little guy doesn’t.  He likes to play with other children and really enjoyed his time in the preschool room at church.  He loved the zoo, riding the carousel and watching the orangutans. Wade is an awesome bouncer which was exhibited every time we went to a local inflatable inside bounce house.  He really is a great kid with so much potential.

He isn’t even hard to cook for: loved watermelon, bananas, zucchini bread, eggs, chicken, fish, sour cream / onion potato chips and peanuts.  He isn’t too fond of pizza, spaghetti or blueberries though.

Wade has hemophilia, which is a blood clotting disorder.  His blood does not clot without the aid of infusions which can be given at home or a clinic.  It is manageable and as you see this does not stop this little one from living life to its fullest…..he runs, bikes, swims and hugs with no problem ! Please consider bringing this amazing child into your family.  He deserves so many wonderful things, most of all a forever family!”

Check out Wade’s videos!

Please reach out to Great Wall if you would like to learn more!

timmyTimmy is a sweet little boy from China that just recently turned 7 years old. Timmy wasn’t brought into care until he was 4 years old, so we can assume he was raised by his family until that time. Timmy has been in a foster family since early 2014, so he is receiving more one-on-one attention than a child living in an orphanage. Timmy was shy at first but he became more sociable after he got used to life with his foster family. He can communicate with adults and children clearly and can speak 5-10 word sentences. He can walk steadily, dance with rhythm, build with blocks and do puzzles. He is in a regular school and is learning with other children of his own age. Timmy gets along with others well and has a ready smile. He is an active boy who is fond of playing games. While his physical examination shows that he has some maldevelopment of his right parietal lobe cortex, it doesn’t seem to be affecting him that much. He is not described as being delayed and instead he seems to be a pretty normal 7 year old boy.

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

aliceAlice is an adorable little gal who just turned 4 years old! She was born with Down’s Syndrome and seems to be doing well compared to her friends with the same need. She has been in early education classes and she has made great progress! She can get along well with other kiddos her age and loves to share her toys. She is described as being active and cute by her caretakers. Alice can complete simple tasks like washing her hands, walking up and down the stairs by herself and putting away her toys. GWCA is currently trying to gather more information on Alice. Contact one of our matching specialists if you’d like to review her file! braydenBrayden is a cutie who is 7 years old! He was born with CHD but has received surgery and recovered well! His file is slightly outdated but when it was prepared in 2013, he was progressing very well. He was living in a foster family and connected very well with them. Brayden could communicate his needs, follow instructions and help his caretakers! He loves playing with legos and small cars. GWCA is currently trying to get an update on how Brayden is doing! Contact one of our matching specialists today if you are interested in learning more about him! waylonWaylon is a cute little boy who is 9 and a half years old. Waylon has a repaired cleft lip and cleft palate, and he also has some length differences of fingers and toes. Waylon has normal physical and intellectual development. Waylon is very close with his caregivers in the orphanage. The orphanage staff says that he generally has a happy, introverted and content personality.

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

Read More
kierafeat

4 New Kids on the Block

This week we have added 4 kiddos to our China Waiting Child photo listing! These kids are all considered Special Focus, meaning families can be matched with them at any point in the process. If you’re interested in learning how you can be matched with Kiera, Daisy, Chloe or Lucas, visit our photo listing or contact our China matching specialists to review their files today!

Click here to view our China Waiting Child photo listing!

kieraThis sweet girl is Kiera! She 13 years old and will be aging out this May. She is an amazing kiddo in need of a forever family! Her file states that she had intracranial hemorrhaging, but she has had surgery and is doing great. She lacks some mobility in her left hand, but other than that her mobility is fantastic. She loves to run, jump, and play with her friends! She has excellent verbal communication and is even taking English classes! Her caretakers mention that she is not delayed on her cognitive skills and is on target compared to her peers. She is a sweet girl who would thrive with a forever home! Please reach out if you would like to learn more!

Watch Kiera’s Video:

Video #1

daisyDaisy is a sweet little girl who is 2 and a half years old. Daisy has Down Syndrome and is said to be doing better cognitively than her peers who have Down Syndrome in her orphanage. Daisy can walk and go up and down stairs by herself. Daisy is babbling and can say some names of familiar people like her caretakers. Daisy can put on and take off her shoes by herself. Daisy tends be more of an introverted child, but she gets along well with other children and familiar people. Daisy does not have any heart issues.

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

Watch Daisy’s Videos:

Video #1! | Video #2! | Video #3!

chloeChloe is a cutie who just turned 2 years old! She was born with CHD and she has some differences of her hands and feet. GWCA is currently trying to get more information to see if she has additional needs. Presently she can walk with some support, she can hold food and blocks in her hands and pass items between her hands. Her file indicates that the function of her right hand is slightly better than her left. She is observant and can recognize familiar caretakers. She is described as being introverted but she loves to play with someone’s company. Chloe loves watching cartoons, playing with toys and observing her surroundings. Contact one of our matching specialists today if you’d like to learn more about her!

lucasLucas is a sweet boy who is 7 years old! He is developmentally delayed when compared to his peers. Lucas is described as a polite kiddo who listens carefully to his caretakers and teachers. He is inquisitive and always likes to learn about new things. Lucas is always helping his caretakers with simple tasks and with the younger children. He is considered to be chatty but his language development is delayed compared to children his age. Lucas’ file is pretty limited so GWCA is currently trying to gather some more information. Contact one of our matching specialists if you’d like to learn more about him!

Read More
feat

6 New Kids on the Block

This week we have 6 New Kids on the Block! Elle, Parker, Kelsey, Benji, Jillian and Colton are all hoping to find their Forever Families. If you’re interested in learning how you can be matched with one of these amazing kiddos, contact our China matching specialists or visit our Waiting Child photo listing today!

– Click here to visit our China Waiting Child Photo Listing! –

KidsElle is a beautiful little girl from China that just recently turned 5 years old. Elle has a minor heart condition where the heart points to the right side instead of the left side, and this issue doesn’t seem to affect Elle in her daily life. Elle also has one ear where the outer part is slightly malformed, but her hearing is normal. Otherwise Elle appears to be doing well physically and cognitively. One of our GWCA staff members met Elle when she visited China earlier this year and she would be happy to speak with any interested family about Elle.

Elle is in a regular school outside of the orphanage where she is currently in kindergarten. Elle is described as being a polite child who gets along well with others. Elle’s growth development is the same as other children of her same age. Elle is a more of a shy, introverted child, but she always likes to play with others, especially playing with dolls. She likes to give performances and show off her dancing skills. Elle’s mental development is described as being normal.

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

Video #1 | Video #2 | Video #3 | Video #4Video #5

Kids

Parker is a sweet little baby boy that just turned 1 year old. Parker has Down’s Syndrome so he is a little delayed compared to his peers, but he is a happy boy that is progressing well for a child with Down’s Syndrome. One of our GWCA staff members met Parker when she visited China earlier this year and she would be happy to speak with any interested family about Parker.

Parker can push himself up when laying on his tummy and can lift his head up, and he can also turn over by himself. Parker can grasp toys in his hands and can exchange them from one hand to the other. He can also track when a toy is moving and he will look for missing toys when he drops them. Parker is babbling and he enjoys imitating the sounds adults make. If he hears a voice or a sound he will look to see where it is coming from and will track it. Parker enjoys listening to music and he will often become happy and calm quiet if he hears it. Parker can feed himself snacks like biscuits.

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

 Video #1 | Video #2 | Video #3 | Video #4 | Video #5

KidsThis cutie is named Kelsey and she is 3 years old! She was born with a cleft lip and palate, Hep B and a heart condition known as a PFO. Based on the information in her file that was prepared in 2014, Kelsey was receiving rehabilitation services to improve her motor skills and her caretakers believed she would make progress. At the age of 1 years old she was able to turn over on her own, sit up by leaning onto support, grasp toys and respond to her name being called. She liked to be held by her caretakers and is described as an adorable and smiley little girl. GWCA is currently trying to get some updated information on Kelsey’s condition. Contact one of our matching specialists today if you’d like to review her file!

KidsThis darling kiddo’s name is Benji! He just turned six years old last May. He has Down Syndrome, but overall he seems to be doing great! He loves to play with the other children, is great at counting numbers with his teachers, and loves to dance to music. He has excellent language development and likes to point out his favorite animals. He goes to school and seems to be doing great. He’s very empathetic towards the other children, especially when they are sad or upset. He’s a darling kiddo who will thrive with a forever family! Please reach out to Great Wall if you’d like to learn more.KidsJillian is a smiley girl who just turned 9 years old! One of our GWCA staff members met Parker when she visited China earlier this year and she would be happy to speak with any interested family about Parker. She is currently in regular school where she is learning to read and do math problems! She is doing well cognitively when compared to her peers with Down’s Syndrome. Jillian loves dancing and singing! She is described as being a little more introverted but she enjoys being around other kiddos her age! Jillian’s personality shines through in all of the videos below! Contact one of our matching specialists if you would like to review her file! KidsThis little cutie’s name is Colton! Colton is 4 years old, and he was born with Down Syndrome and a congenital heart defect. He has had surgery on his heart and his orphanage states that he does not need any additional surgeries moving forward. His language development is delayed, but he does appear to be understanding words that are spoken to him. He can respond to his name, loves to laugh when being teased, and can distinguish between familiar caregivers and strangers. He loves to hug his caregivers and the other kiddos and is described as being very affectionate. He also loves new toys! Colton is currently in a special kindergarten at the orphanage and seems to be doing great. If you’d like to learn more about him, please reach out to Great Wall!

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

Read More