7 New Kids on the Block

Hope

Hope is a beautiful little girl from China that just turned 2 years old.  Hope has post-operative repair of biliary atresia and mild anemia.  She is a little delayed in walking but she is learning to walk right now.  She can walk by holding on to a handrail or holding an adult’s hands.  Hope is doing well developmentally and cognitively overall.

Hope can say words such as “auntie,” “mama,” and “little brother.”  Hope is described as being a good girl who is active and brave.  One of Hope’s favorite things to do is to ride bicycles.  She also like games involving balls.  Hope is close with her caretakers and enjoys getting snuggles from them.

If you would like to learn more about Hope, including watching all of her new videos, then please contact the GWCA China Home Finding Team today!

Click Here to Watch One of Hope’s Videos! 

Visit GWCA’s photo listing to request Hope’s file!

You can watch more of Hope’s videos when you request to review her file!

Logan

This precious kiddo’s name is Logan! Logan is 2 years old. Logan’s caretakers describe him as cognitively delayed, but he appears to be doing great overall. He is able to express his needs clearly and can say “Dad” when trying to get his caregiver’s attention. He reacts when his name is called and is able to maintain eye contact with his nannies. He has excellent fine motor skills and is able to stand with assistance. He loves to play on the keyboard and likes to point at pictures in books! He is an adorable kiddo who needs a home to call his own. Please reach out to Great Wall to learn more!

Visit GWCA’s photo listing to request Logan’s file!

Yara

Yara is a precious little girl from China that just turned 2 years old.  Yara has post-operative resection of the duedenal diaphragm and some mobility and verbal delays, but she is doing well cognitively and in overall development.

Yara can walk on her own now and is very curious.  She likes to play with dolls and stuffed animals.  Yara also likes to ride the wooden horse and also enjoys playing on the swings.

Yara is very close with her caretakers and she enjoys holding their hands and walking with them.  Yara is a gentle girl that plays quietly by herself most of the time.  She can make sounds such as “ah” and “ya” and can say “mama.”

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

Visit GWCA’s photo listing to learn more about Yara!

Benji

This sweet kiddo’s name is Benji, and he is 3 years old! He was born with anal atresia and hypospadias, but after his surgery for anal atresia he appears to be doing very well. Benji’s thumbs are also malformed, but his fine motor ability is improving over time. Benji makes eye contact when his nannies are speaking to him and is able to visually locate different sounds. He is a smiley kiddo who is described as being very gentle and happy. He loves to play with toys and listen to music, and is very attached to his caretaker! Please reach out to Great Wall to learn more about this precious boy!

Visit GWCA’s photo listing to request Benji’s file!

Adeline

This sweet girl’s name is Adeline! Adeline is 10 years old, and was born with cerebral palsy and strabismus of her left eye. Adeline is a bright, smart girl who loves helping her caretakers. She has mobility delays overall, but is able to stand with support. She is very independent and is able to dress herself, use the bathroom, and help other children. She loves to sing and is described as being able to communicate well with others. Adeline is a precious kiddo who would thrive with the love of a family. Please reach out to Great Wall to learn more!

Visit GWCA’s photo listing to request Adeline’s file!

Eli

Eli is a precious little boy from China that just turned 2 years old.  Eli has a heart defect when he was younger and received surgery at a very good children’s hospital in China when he was about 6 months old.  Eli’s surgery was to repair his atrial septal defect and ligation of patent ductus arteriosus.

Eli also deformity of his ears, so he has some language delays because his hearing is impaired.  Eli will greatly benefit from being adopted so that he can get hearing aids and speech therapy to fully grow and thrive.

Eli is a sweet boy that is very curious and active.  He can crawl and walk while he’s holding on to something.  Eli enjoys playing alone and with other children.  He will often crawl over to where other children are sitting and play with them.  Eli has good fine motor skills.

If you would like to review Eli’s full file, please contact the China Home Finding Team today!

Click Here to Watch Eli’s Video!

There are more videos of Eli you can view when you request to review his full file!

Visit GWCA’s photo listing to request Eli’s file!

Kaylie

Kaylie is a sweet little girl from China who just turned 3 years old.  Kaylie has dwarfism so she is small for her age, but she is doing well cognitively and developmentally in all other regards.  Kaylie is a shy little girl that enjoys playing games with others and receiving cuddles from her caretakers.

Kaylie has good verbal skills and can say things like “more rice” and “mama.”  Kaylie can walk on her own and is very curious.  She will wave goodbye to people when they leave the room and will blow them kisses.

If you would like more information on Kaylie, please contact the China Home Finding Team today.

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Visit GWCA’s photo listing to learn more about Kaylie! 

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Luke Needs a Forever Family!

Luke is a sweet 7 year old boy from China who was hosted by a family in the United States during Winter 2017! Luke was going to be adopted by a family, however, due to the recent changes in China’s eligibility requirements, the family is no longer able to move forward with his adoption. Now Luke is in need of a family once more – could you be his Forever Family?

Luke’s host family described him as being a very happy and smart kiddo who radiates joy and has a pleasant, fun personality. While he was in the United States for the hosting program, he would write in English in his workbooks, and he seemed to be very good at correctly copying information!

Luke’s favorite activities are exploring outside and playing on the playground. He has a bi-lateral hand malformation with missing digits and bilateral cleft foot deformity with missing digits, but that doesn’t stop him from doing what he loves. He’s walk and run normally, and he can do crafts such as painting, writing, stringing beads, and much more!

Visit our Waiting Child photo listing or contact GWCA’s China adoption specialists today to learn more about Luke!

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– Visit the GWCA Waiting Child Photo Listing
– Contact a China Adoption Specialist
– Learn More About China Adoption

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5 New Kids on the Block

Wayla

Wayla is a beautiful little girl from China that is 3 and a half years old! Wayla had hydrocephalus when she was younger, but she received surgery and a shunt in May 2015 and she 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 Wayla, please request to review her file today!

Luke

Luke is a sweet little boy from China that is 7 years old!  Luke was hosted by a family in the United States during Winter 2017 and had a great time while he was here!  Luke was going to be adopted by a family, but

becuase of the recent changes in China’s eligiblity rules, Luke was not able to be adopted by that family.  Now Luke needs a new family to bring him into their home and love him for the rest of his life.  Could you be his Forever Family?

Here is some information the host family provided about when Luke was in their home during hosting:

“Luke is a seven-year-old who radiates joy.  He loves life and has such a pleasant, fun personality. Every day he wakes up happy and ready for the events of the day.  He is very easy to deal with and transitions well from one activity to another.
It appears he is very smart. His writing in English workbooks during hosting shows he writes letters very well and can correctly copy information. The way he interacts with people and summarizes situations shows he is a thinker and processes situations well.

Playing outside or on the playground are two of his favorite activities.  He loves to run, climb and slide!  The Zoo, BounceU, Above All Trampoline and swimming are some of his other favorite activities during hosting in the US.

He has bi-lateral hand malformation with missing digits and bilateral cleft foot deformity with missing digits.  He does tedious projects with his hands such as making crafts, slotting beads, painting, writing and more.  If not looking at his hands, it is not obvious that his thumbs are not normal or that some fingers are fused. Because he has two thumbs, surgery on his hands would probably not be recommended.  His foot deformity does not affect his walking or running.  The pediatrician noted that these deformities do not require surgery, rather being aware that as he grows up, he may need wide shoes.

He is small for his age which is often typical of children who live in an orphanage.  The pediatrician thinks he may be a short stature child based on his shoulder girdle and pelvic girdle displaying some malformation.  In January 2017 he weighed 39 pounds gaining two pounds during hosting and was 3’5” tall. Oral care seems to be very good with no concerns at the dental visit.

A Chinese friend talked to him several times and says he speaks excellent Mandarin. She noted he does not speak the dialect that is heavy in the area where he lives. Google Translate works very well to translate his Mandarin into English because he speaks so clearly.  He is very conversational and speaks some English words now.

He is very obedient and rarely needs to be redirected. He has a bit of an obstinate streak that surfaces occasionally, but it allows him to express his opinion in an appropriate way.

His daily routine of hygiene, getting dressed, and chores is well-developed. Every day he sees what needs to be done to set the table for meals, get food out of the refrigerator, clear the table after meals and more and does it!  His favorite foods are bananas, oranges and rice.

Luke sees the beauty of family and expressed through translation to the host family that he wants to be adopted. He should transition well into a family.”

If you would like more information on how you can adopt Luke, please contact the GWCA Home Finding Team today!

Essie

This beautiful girl’s name is Essie! She is 5 years old and was born with esotropia of her eyes. This does not impact her vision in any way. She is also described as having cognitive developmental delays compared to the other kiddos in the orphanage. Essie does not appear to have mobility delays or any concerns with her fine motor development. She is able to understand adult’s directions and can speak using 1-2 word sentences! She loves to listen to music and dances happily when a song is playing. She loves to play outside and watch cartoons with her friends! Please reach out to Great Wall to learn more!

Dane

This sweet kiddo’s name is Dane! Dane is 7 years old. He was born with a heart defect but appears to have had surgery prior to arriving at the orphanage at one year old. He is deaf in both ears and has needs impacting his eye development. He does not appear to have visual impairment. Dane is a bright, happy kiddo who communicates well with his teachers using simple gestures and lip reading. He has attached well to his caregivers and loves to show affection by hugging! He is extremely independent and is able to feed and dress himself without assistance. He does not appear to have any mobility or cognitive delays overall. Dane is able to write numbers from 1 to 100 and draw patterns! He loves to learn and has a natural curiosity. He also loves to play outside with other kiddos. He is a smart, sweet kiddo who would thrive with the love and care of a family. Please reach out to Great Wall to learn more!

Mason

This precious boy’s name is Mason! Mason is 5 years old and was born with cleft lip and palate and congenital heart disease. He file indicates that he has had surgery to repair his cleft lip, but not to repair the cleft palate or heart defect. Mason is described by his caregivers as being a bright, smart, and polite child. He is very independent and is able to feed and dress himself without assistance. He always greets teachers when they come in and waves goodbye when they leave! He appears to be on target cognitively and is able to verbalize his name and age. He has a lot of friends and is able to tell you his best friends name if asked! Mason is very enthusiastic and loves to help his teachers. He will assist with other children and loves to push wheelchairs for his friends in need. His teachers all love him and praise him for his good memory, imitative ability, and ability to learn new things. He is speaking in full sentences and is very communicative. Mason is an incredible boy who would thrive with the treatment he needs. Please reach out to Great Wall to learn more!

Check out Mason’s video!

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9 New Kids Are Waiting!

Meet Merry

Merry is an adorable little girl from China that is 4 and a half years old. Merry has down syndrome is doing quite well!  Merry is extroverted and active and loves playing with other children in a group.  Merry also likes to interact with adults and can follow simple instructions well.  Merry also likes cartoon and she will laugh at the funny parts.  Merry’s favorite snacks are small buns and chips.  Merry is described as being adorable and sweet.

Merry has good gross and fine motor skills.  She is can walk and go up and down stairs by herself.  She can throw and pick up a ball when playing catch with someone.  She can eat snacks and by herself.  She can tear paper with two hands and she can squat to pick up dropped toys.  Like many other children with down syndrome, Merry has delayed language abilities compared with children who do not have down syndrome.  However she is able to speak simple words like “mom” and “dad” and say “bye bye.”  She can also express many of her needs and wants by using simple sign language gestures, such as expressing when she wants to eat.

Merry did have CHD when she was younger, but she has received surgery and now appears to have no issues with her heart.

If  you would like to learn more about Merry you can request to review Merry’s full file today!

Meet Arabella!

This precious girl’s name is Arabella! She is ten years old. She was born with spina bifida, but after receiving surgery she does not appear to have any mobility limitation. At the time her file was prepared in 2014 she was incontinent, but Great Wall is working to learn more updated information. She is described by her caregivers as being a sweet, gentle kiddo who gets along very well with other kiddos and her caregivers. Her language development is a little delayed for her age, but she is able to speak full sentences and communicate her needs well. She is is a curious child who loves to learn and is able to read and write numbers. Overall it sounds as though she does have some cognitive delays compared to her peers, but her file indicates that she has made amazing progress with the love and care of her teachers. She would thrive with the love of a family.

Please reach out to Great Wall to learn more!

Meet Birdie

Birdie is a cute little girl from China that is about to turn 3 years old.  Birdie was not abandoned until she was 1 year old, so most likely she was able to attach to her birth mother for a longer amount of time than many children in the orphanage typically do.  When she arrived at the orphanage she was already able to sit, stand, crawl and walk with hands supported.  After she came into the orphanage she learned how to walk, wave hello and goodbye, blow kisses and clap her hands.  She was saying simple words like “mama” and “sister.”

However, on April 24, 2016, Birdie had a very bad seizure and had to go tot the hospital.  After this time Birdie’s limbs got very stiff and she couldn’t walk or sit.  She started doing rehabilitation training, acupuncture and massage therapy to help loosen up her muscles.
She has made many improvements over time and can now make sounds and say some simple words.  She can hold her head up and look toward someone when they say her name.  She needs help to eat and will often be fed things like porridge by her nannies.

Birdie loves to go outside and she enjoys being around other children.  She is described as a lovely child who loves getting cuddles from her nannies.

If you would like to learn more about Birdie you can request her full file today!

Meet Asher

This amazing kiddo’s name is Asher! Asher is 13 years old and will be aging out next June. He is in desperate need of a family to give him the love he deserves. Asher was born with impairment of his right eye, but it has not slowed him down! He is bright, inquisitive, and curious. He is very attached with his caregivers and loves to help care for the younger kiddos in the orphanage. He is a talkative little guy who loves to have conversations with his caretakers! He is currently in school and is seems to be doing great overall. He always completes his homework after school and helps out other children when they need assistance. He is very independent and is able to wash his clothes, clean his room, and help others. He loves to read, jump rope, and ride his bike! He is an amazing boy who needs a family to call his own. Please reach out to Great Wall to learn more!

Check out Asher’s video!

Meet Jody

Jody is a precious little girl from China that is 3 and a half years old.  Jody was born with a facial cleft, but it has recently been repaired and has healed very well.  This photo does not show the repaired facial cleft, but there are more photos in the child’s full file showing the results of the successful surgery and her repaired facial cleft that has been closed.  Jody also has some pretty significant hearing loss in both ears, possibly close to deafness, so she is going to be quite delayed on speech.  Jody’s left ear hearing is 70DBNHL and and her right ear hearing is 60DBNHL.

Jody is described as being happy and brave.  Jody gets along well with others and likes to play with her friends.  Jody’s favorite toys to play with are dolls.

There is much more information about Jody in her full file, so if you would like to learn more about Jody, please request to review her full file today!

Meet Heath!

Heath is 10 years old and in need of a family to call his own. He was born with a malformed right ear and limb differences of his right arm, but that hasn’t slowed him down! Heath is incredibly bright, talkative, and intelligent. He is described by his caregivers as being very polite and kind towards others. When he encounters challenges, he is able to easily analyze the problem and find ways to solve it. He is a hard worker and maintains an average school score next to his peers. He loves class and has a natural curiosity for learning! Heath also loves art, and loves to paint. One of his favorite things to do is rhythmic gymnastics, and he has amazing overall mobility. He is a bright, intelligent boy who has not been hindered in any way by his needs.

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

Check out Heath’s video!

Meet Ethan and Evan!

**TWINS**  ETHAN (wearing the blue shirt in the photo) is a sweet little boy in China who is about to turn 11 years old.  Ethan and his twin brother Evan were abandoned when they were approximately 3 and a half years old and were taken to the orphanage at that time.  Because Ethan and Evan are twins, a family can adopt both of these children at the same time, which is an exception to the new CCCWA adoption rules.

Ethan is described as extroverted and brave.  He likes to play sports and play on the playground outside.  Ethan gets along well with other children and enjoys going to school.  Ethan also has very good self-care skills.

Ethan was diagnosed when he came into the orphanage with gastrocnemius pseudohypertrophy, also known as muscular dystrophy.  However, as the years have passed, he does not appear to show any symptoms of having this disorder.  His file indicates that he is basically a healthy child and has normal physical, cognitive and language development just like any other child.  It is possible that this child was misdiagnosed when he was younger or that his condition is not as significant as was previously thought.

EVAN (wearing the green shirt in the photo) is a sweet little boy in China who is about to turn 11 years old.  Evan and his twin brother Ethan were abandoned when they were approximately 3 and a half years old and were taken to the orphanage at that time.  Because Evan and Ethan are twins, a family can adopt both of these children at the same time, which is an exception to the new CCCWA adoption rules.

Evan is described as being more introverted and quiet, although he is more lively and jovial around familiar people.  Evan is described as being intelligent and helpful to his teachers.  He has very good self-care skills.  He enjoys playing with building blocks and he also likes playing outside.

Evan was diagnosed with muscle malnutrition and a right groin hernia, however over the years it appears that he is physically growing normally and that his needs don’t really affect him.  It is possible that he was misdiagnosed as a child or that his muscular issues were not very significant.  His hernia also does not seem to affect him.  Evan appears to have normal physical, cognitive and language abilities.

If you would like to learn more about Ethan & Evan, please reach out to the GWCA China Home Finding Team today!

Meet David

David is a sweet little boy from China that is 6 and a half years old. David is deaf so he some developmental delays compared with his hearing peers. David lives in a rural area of China, so his ability to learn sign language currently is very limited, so he isn’t really able to communicate well with others. One of our GWCA staff members met David when she visited China earlier this year and she would be happy to speak with any interested family about David.

Even though David can’t communicate all of his thoughts and feelings with others, David has a good attitude and a happy nature. David is shy but he does get along well with others. David’s caretakers say that he has good self-care abilities like being able to go to the bathroom by himself and putting on his clothes by himself. David does not currently go to school, but when he is older they hope they will able to get him some schooling to learn sign language. What David really needs though is the love and care of a Forever Family and the educational resources to thrive as a deaf individual. David will most likely never receive what he needs to grow up and become an independent person without being adopted by a family in the United States.

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

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Lincoln Has a $2,000 Grant!

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

Lincoln has medical needs which require urgent attention, so we are so hopeful that he will find his family very soon! He is a sweet 4 and a half year old boy who is described by his caretakers as being very cute, cooperative and smart. Lincoln gets along well with other children and enjoys playing games and participating in group activities. He 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 very serious congenital heart defect (CHD) and he needs medical attention. Due to the complexity of his heart condition, he is no longer able to receive the care he needs in China. Most likely the only chance this child 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 are interested in learning more about sweet Lincoln or reviewing his medical file, our China adoption specialists would be happy to speak to you and provide you with more information on his heart condition. We’re so hopeful that we will be able to help Lincoln find his family so that he can come home as quickly as possible. For more information contact GWCA 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!

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4 More Kids Have Updates!

Issac

Issac is a cute little boy from China that is 5 and a half years old. Issac is a smart kiddo who likes to listen to music, sing and dance. He has normal intelligence and is developing well cognitively. He has normal language development and can have regular conversations with friends and adults. Issac asks how and why questions such as “What is for breakfast?” Issac is a helpful boy that will assist his caretakers with daily tasks. Issac will sometimes ask his caretakers, “Are you tired?” which shows what an empathetic and sweet boy he is.

Issac was born with a spinal meningocele which was removed during surgery when he was very young. He has clubbed feet, so he cannot walk, but he can hold himself up enough to stand and he can go up and down stairs by himself. He can crawl to get where he needs to go.

It is unclear if this child could walk in the future with the right surgery and rehabilitation services that he could receive in America. Hopefully with the love, care and support of a loving Forever Family, Issac could thrive in the United States!

If you would like to learn more about how you could adopt Issac, please contact the China Home Finding Team at GWCA today!

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Johnny

Johnny is a sweet little boy from China that just recently turned 5 years old!  Johnny has been diagnosed with hydrocephalus, but he received a shunt shortly after arriving to the orphanage and has been doing great since that time! He is also able to follow directions and has excellent fine motor skills! He is a shy, sweet little boy who would thrive with the love of a forever family. Please reach out to Great Wall to learn more about Johnny today!

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Summer

As our Sponsored Star, Summer currently has a $2,000 grant available towards her adoption!  Summer is a precious little girl from China that is 9 and a half years old!  Summer is described as being a smart, optimistic girl who is polite and likes to have conversations with other children.  Summer has said that she very much wants to be adopted by an American family!  One of our GWCA Staff Members met Summer when she was in China last year and she would love to speak to any interested families about Summer!

Summer has atrophy of both eyeballs so she cannot see at all.  Summer has good cognitive abilities and is not delayed in that regard.  She is smart and going to a special school for blind children where she is learning to read braille.  She has good language ability and can sing many children’s songs.  She has great self-care skills including dressing herself, going to the toilet by herself.  She gets along well with other children and adults.

Summer as normal gross and fine motor skills compared to other children her age.  She can walk on her own, although due to being blind she may need a walking cane to get around unfamiliar places.  Summer also loves to dance!  In regards to her fine motor skills, she can button small buttons, build towers with jigsaw blocks and can use chopsticks and a spoon to eat rice and noodles at mealtime.

Summer is doing very well for a blind child who lives in an orphanage in China.  She is clearly very smart and has a positive outlook on life.   Summer would love to be adopted and be a part of a family!

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

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Jacob

Jacob is an awesome little boy from China that is 4 and a half years old.  Jacob is described as being an active, cheerful boy with a ready smile.  He likes to play games with his friends and spend time outside.  Jacob is currently in a regular kindergarten class outside of the orphanage and is doing well there.  Jacob gets along very well with other children and enjoys playing with his peers.

Jacob is very close with his caregivers. Sometimes when his nanny is doing laundry he will sit next to her and try to help her fold clothes.  He is a very helpful little boy who is empathetic and aware when other people need help.  Jacob’s physical abilities appear to be normal compared with his peers, such as his ability to walk, jump up and down, and go up and down stairs.

Jacob was born without any ears but he can still hear, but he can still hear quite well! Jacob can hear what others are saying to him and can follow instructions given by his caregivers.  Jacob can say 5-10 word sentences and express his wants and needs.

The right side of Jacob’s face also droops somewhat, but it has improved with acupuncture.  Jacob was very brave and behaved well when he was receiving acupuncture, even though it was painful.

If you would like to learn more about Jacob, please contact the China Home Finding Team at Great Wall today!

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5 New Kids Are Waiting!

Bryce

Bryce is an awesome little boy from China that is 3 and a half years old.  Bryce was born with abnormal development of all four of his limbs and the dislocation of his hip joints.  Bryce can get around by rolling on the floor and also by scooting on the floor.  He has flexible feet and can play ball games with other children by kicking the ball.  Bryce receives water therapy and he loves it!  He will kick his legs in the water and splash around and laugh.

Bryce is an extroverted little boy that loves to be around people.  He is described as being active and very adorable.  He will giggle when being tickled, which he loves!    Bryce can imitate the words of others.

We are working on getting more updated information on Bryce from his orphanage and we will update his profile when we receive it.

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

Zaden

Zaden is a wonderful child from China that is 8 and a half years old.  Zaden was born with clubbed feet, but he received surgery in 2014 and now it appears that he can stand and walk on his own.  He is described as having normal intelligence development and that he communicate verbally very well with others.  His caretakers say he is a smart boy and he likes to learn.  Even though Zaden has faced many changes in his life due to his special need, he is very optimistic and has great character.  His caretakers say he is a generally happy boy that smiles a lot.

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

Beckett

Beckett is a sweet little boy from China that is 2 and a half years old. Beckett’s left ear formed a little bit differently but other than that he seems like a generally healthy kiddo. Beckett has normal mobility for a child his age as he can walk, trot and go up and down stairs by himself. He has good holding abilities and he likes to play with various toys in the activity room. He can understand the directors he receives from his caretakers and can follow simple instructions.

Beckett’s language is delayed compared to some of his peers, but that makes sense given his left ear deformity. He can make sounds such as “aaa” and “yiyi yaya.” Beckett is happy boy that is very active and loves to play. His favorite toys are cars and a wooden rocking horse.

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

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Trey

Trey is a healthy 13-year old boy who will be aging out next summer. He is in urgent need of a family to call his own! Trey was hosted here in the United States in the summer of 2016. Here is what his host family had to say about him:

“Trey was truly an awesome boy and would fit in to anyone’s family. He tried ALL foods, joined in all activities, and LOVED to help do everything…especially make (and drink) kool-aid. Even when we were doing summer schoolwork (math problems), Trey wanted to join in and indeed, worked out problems in my son’s math book! He tried hard to communicate with us, and used google translate well to ask questions and to tell us what he would like to do. He learned many English words while he was here, and taught us quite a few Chinese phrases. Trey is pretty athletic and loved to play baseball! He also loved board games and readily joined in. He got along very well with all members in our family, extended family, and church family.”

Trey also participated in Bring Me Hope’s summer camp! His advocates say he is a smart, ambitious boy who hopes to have the chance to go to college some day. He makes friends easily and is a sociable, sweet kiddo.

Please reach out to Great Wall to learn more about this amazing boy!

Wesley

Meet Wesley! Wesley is an incredible 12-year old kiddo in need of a forever home. He was born with difference of sex development, but his file indicates that he identifies as male. Wesley is a smart, active kiddo who is very attached to his caregivers in his orphanage. He can be very mischievous, and loves to play with the younger kiddos in the orphanage. He is described as being joyful and outgoing. He loves to sing on stage and participate in different activities that the orphanage organizes! He is a clever child who would thrive with a family.

Please reach out to Great Wall to learn more!

Resources

– Visit the China Waiting Child Photo Listing
– Contact a China Adoption Specialist
– Learn More About China Adoption

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7 New Kids Added Today!

Jackson

Jackson is an awesome little boy from China that is 8 and a half years old!  Jackson appears to be an essentially healthy boy who loves to play outside on the playground with friends, go to school and draw.  Jackson has a little bit of muscular tension in his lower calves, but it doesn’t affect his ability to walk, run, jump and climb.  Jackson is a generally happy, outgoing kiddo who loves being around other people.  Jackson has told his caregivers that he very much wants to be adopted by an American family.

If you would like to learn more about how you might be able to adopt Jackson, please contact the GWCA China Home Finding Team today!

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There are several more NEW videos of Jackson and if you request to review his file you can see them all!

Finn

Finn is a darling 7-year old boy with a history of inflammation in his lungs and pharynx. Finn also may have cerebral palsy, but Great Wall is working now to learn more from his orphanage. Finn loves to draw, count, and do arts and crafts with his caregivers! He loves to ride the bike and seems to have excellent mobility. Finn is described as being very independent and a fast learner. He loves to watch television, and his favorite character is Superman. He pretends to be Superman and loves to protect the other kiddos in the orphanage! He is described as being a sweet, polite, and social kiddo.

Please reach out to Great Wall to learn more!

Leta

Leta is a lovely little girl from China that is 9 and a half years old.  Leta is described as being very cheerful!  Leta likes to be around other people, to play with children and she really likes to smile!

Leta has congenital glaucoma, so her vision is impaired, but she can still see.  She can see toys in a room and pick them up, she can hold food and eat it on her own, and she can walk by herself.  However when she does walk she will sometimes walk slowly if she is in an unfamiliar area.

Because of her vision impairment and from being in an orphanage setting her language development is delayed compared to her peers, as is her overall development.   She does understand what others are saying to her and she can follow instructions given to her by adults.  Leta doesn’t speak very much and she can only say single words, but not sentences.

Leta tends to rub her eyes sometimes, which may indicate there is some ocular pain she is experiencing.  She has not received any treatments or surgeries for her eyes and there have not been any recent tests done on her eyes.

Leta is able to go to the toilet by herself, although sometimes she needs to be reminded to go by an adult.  She can put on and take off her own clothes and shoes.  She can eat solid food like bread on her own, but sometimes she needs help to use a spoon to eat liquid foods like soup.

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

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Selena

This beautiful girl’s name is Selena! Selena is 11-years old and was born with some of her fingers and toes fused together. She has had a surgery to separate her digits and she has been doing great since that time. Selena is very loved by the caregivers in her orphanage and loves talking and playing with them and the other kiddos. She is a smiley, polite, and outgoing child who loves singing and dancing. She is very independent and helpful within the orphanage.

Please reach out to Great Wall to learn more about this amazing girl!

Liv

Liv is a precious 7-year old girl in need of a home to call her own. Liv has hypoplasia in both eyes, meaning they did not develop fully. She also has cerebral dysplasia, but appears to be doing well in regards to her overall development! Liv was living with a foster family at the time her file was prepared, and her foster parents love her very much. They describe her as mischievous, clever, and cute! Liv is a sweet kiddo who would thrive with the love of a family.

Please reach out to Great Wall to learn more!

Tommy

This precious kiddo’s name is Tommy! Tommy is 9 years old and was born with albinism. Tommy is a sweet, helpful child who always assists his caregivers around the orphanage. He is currently studying in the sensory integration classroom, where he works hard and does extremely well. He loves to play with the other kids and often sings children’s songs to the younger kiddos when they go to sleep. He is a sweet, smart boy who would thrive in a loving home.

Please reach out to Great Wall to learn more!

Summer

Summer is a precious little girl from China that is 9 and a half years old!  Summer is described as being a smart, optimistic girl who is polite and likes to have conversations with other children.  Summer has said that she very much wants to be adopted by an American family!  One of our GWCA Staff Members met Summer when she was in China last year and she would love to speak to any interested family about Summer!

Summer has atrophy of both eyeballs so she cannot see at all.  Summer has good cognitive abilities and is not delayed in that regard.  She is smart and going to a special school for blind children where she is learning to read braille.  She has good language ability and can sing many children’s songs.  She has great self-care skills including dressing herself, going to the toilet by herself.  She gets along well with other children and adults.

Summer as normal gross and fine motor skills compared to other children her age.  She can walk on her own, although due to being blind she may need a walking cane to get around unfamiliar places.  Summer also loves to dance!  In regards to her fine motor skills, she can button small buttons, build towers with jigsaw blocks and can use chopsticks and a spoon to eat rice and noodles at mealtime.

Summer is doing very well for a blind child who lives in an orphanage in China.  She is clearly very smart and has a positive outlook on life.   Summer would love to be adopted and be a part of a family!

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

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Urgent – Families Needed!

Every child needs a loving and permanent family, yet there are countless children around the world living in orphanages and foster homes who are still waiting. We strive each and every day to help these children find families, but for some the need becomes more and more urgent with each passing day. Whether it’s a medical condition which requires urgent care, or the fact that they’re nearing the age at which they will age out, many children are faced with an unknown fate. These are the kids who need your help NOW. You have the ability to make a difference by simply sharing their story to help their Forever Families find them.

Kids with Urgent Medical Needs

Meet Lincoln

We’re currently advocating for one boy in particular who has medical needs which require urgent attention, Lincoln.

Lincoln is a sweet 4 and a half year old boy who is described by his caretakers as being very cute, cooperative and smart. He gets along well with other children and enjoys playing games and participating in group activities. 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 very serious congenital heart defect (CHD) and he needs medical attention. Because of the complexity of his heart condition, he is no longer able to receive the care he needs in China. Most likely the only chance this child 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 or someone you know is interested in learning more about sweet Lincoln or reviewing his medical file, our China adoption specialists would be happy to speak to you and provide you with more information on his heart condition. We’re so hopeful that we will be able to help Lincoln find his family so that he can come home as quickly as possible. For more information contact GWCA today!

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Kids in Danger of Aging Out

Of the 70+ kids that GWCA and CAN’s adoption specialists are currently advocating for, there are 7 kids in our China program alone who are currently in danger of aging out within the next year. When a child ages out of an adoption care system, they are no longer able to be adopted by a family, even if there is a family that’s interested in bringing them home. For orphans in China, this happens at the young age of 14. It is crucial that we find families for these kids as soon as possible so that their families will have enough time to complete their adoption before they turn 14 years old.

For more information on adopting a child who is aging out, please contact GWCA’s China adoption team today!

Meet Colt!

This amazing kiddo’s name is Colt! Colt will be turning 14 this September, meaning he will lose his chance at finding a family. Colt was born with tetralogy of fallot, but he had surgery in April of 2005 and has thrived since that time! Colt is an incredibly smart, social child who would thrive in a forever family. Colt is bright, independent, and mischievous! He loves his teachers and classmates, and he is currently in school! He also loves his brothers and sisters in the orphanage and hopes to one day be adopted and come back to visit them to tell them about the United Stated. Colt has wanted to be adopted for a long time, and told his caregivers to tell prospective parents, “Dear Father and Mother, I am waiting for you in China.” His caregivers say that he is cheerful, helpful, and has a warm heart. If he sees a caregiver working hard, he will say “Let me help you, you look so tired.” He is a sweet, charismatic little boy who needs to have the love of a family. His caregivers love him very much and hope that he is adopted soon. Please reach out to Great Wall to learn more about this incredible kiddo!

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Meet Gemma!

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

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

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

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

Meet Rebecca!

Rebecca is a lovely young girl from China that turned turned 13 years old earlier this year. If Rebecca is not adopted before she turns 14, she will age out of the China Adoption System and will never get the chance to have a family.  Rebecca has expressed to her caregivers that she very much wants to be adopted by an American family and that she desires to have a home and parents of her own.

Rebecca is missing her left eye and has corneal leukoplakia in her right eye, so her right eye has some sight, and can walk around freely in a familiar environment without any assistance. She goes to a special school for children who are blind. Her cognitive abilities and language abilities are normal and she is doing very well in school. Rebecca is currently in 6th grade and she gets excellent grades. Rebecca has been awarded “Triple-A” student every year at her school. This year she won the second prize in a singing competition at her school. Rebecca can also read in braille.

Rebecca likes to sing and will often perform at different celebratory events at her school and at the orphanage. Rebecca gets along very well with her peers and with her caregivers! Her teachers describe her as being obedient, sensible and polite. Rebecca is a very outgoing and active girl and has a ready smile.

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

Visit GWCA’s Waiting Child photo listing to request these kiddos’ files or to learn more about our other aging out kids! 

Resources: 

– Aging Out Adoption Resources
– Learn More About Adopting from China
– Visit GWCA’s Waiting Child photo listing

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5 New Kids Added Today!

Tulip is a precious little girl from China that is 3 years old.  Tulip is a happy girl that loves to play with other children and cuddle with her caretakers.  She will often follow her caretakers around and then when they look down at her she will smile.  When she sees younger children she will go over and hold their hands and will sometimes help them stand up.  One of Tulip’s favorite toys is a little piano that she will play music on.  She loves listening to her caregivers read her stories and looking at the bright, colorful pictures in the books she being read from.  Tulip is good at imitating the words of her caregivers and appears to be babbling and speaking some words now.

Tulip was born with a cleft palate and hydrocephalus and it appears that she might also have a PFO in her heart.  Her file does not indicate if she has received any surgeries or treatments for any of these conditions.  We are working hard to get some more updated information on this child’s medical conditions.

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

Meet Lucas! Lucas is a darling kiddo who will be turning 3 this August. Lucas has delayed development, particularly in regards to the motor function of his lower limbs. He also has hearing impairment in his right ear. Lucas has excellent fine motor skill abilities and is able to roll over without assistance. He is a sweet kiddo who is attached to his caregivers. He loves to swing outside, touch flowers and plants, and lay in the sun. Please reach out to Great Wall to learn more! This sweet kiddo’s name is Theo! Theo is turning 5 this July. He was born with a congenital heart defect, but he appears to have had surgery prior to arriving to the orphanage when he was about a year and a half old. Theo also has a hernia near his groin and has a slightly smaller penis. He does have some developmental delays, but he has made incredible progress with the assistance of his caregivers. Theo imitates adults well, loves to greet and say goodbye, and is great at feeding and caring for himself. He loves to play with other kiddos and loves to hold toys to his ears to pretend to make calls! He is an active, precious little guy who would thrive with consistent caregiving. Please reach out to Great Wall to learn more!This sweet little guy’s name is Johnny! Johnny is 5 years old. He has been diagnosed with hydrocephalus, but he received a shunt shortly after arriving to the orphanage and has been doing great since that time. Johnny was also diagnosed with purulent meningitis and a brain hernia, but after treatment he appears to be doing well. He also has oculomotor palsy, meaning that he has difficulty controlling his eye movements. Johnny has some language and mobility delays, but he has made amazing progress! He is able to walk with assistance, and is able to speak in two to three word sentences. He is also able to follow directions and has excellent fine motor skills! He is a shy, sweet little boy who would thrive with the love of a forever family. Please reach out to Great Wall to learn more!Cassie is a sweet little girl from China who is 11 and a half years old. Cassie has great self-care skills, like bathing, getting dressed and eating on her own. She is very active and enjoys playing with other children in the orphanage. One of Cassie’s favorite things to do is to play pretend where she is the doctor and the other kids are her patients. Cassie’s caregivers say she is easygoing and helpful. Cassie often helps her caregivers with their chores. Cassie likes music and singing.

Cassie was diagnosed with mild cerebral palsy, but it doesn’t seem to affect much physically. Cassie does appear to have some language delays and her cognitive abilities are somewhat delayed compared to her peers. Cassie can communicate well using a local dialect that people in the area the orphanage is located in can speak.

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

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