Home for the Holidays: 6 New Kids Waiting

For the first day of Christmas, we feature our new Waiting Children! These precious kids are in need of loving forever families. Would you give them a home for the holidays?

Meet Grant

Grant is an adorable 3-year-old boy who has Down Syndrome. Grant is receiving rehabilitation and has greatly improved in his self-care ability and cognitive development. He loves to look at himself in the mirror and make silly faces. Grant is super friendly and is nicknamed “Boss” because everybody always wants to play with him! He’s an active and happy kiddo who laughs easily and will bring joy to his forever family! Visit our photo listing to learn more about Grant!

Meet Michelle

Michelle is a beautiful 12-year-old girl who has been diagnosed with a disability that affects her lower limbs. However, she is involved in daily rehabilitation therapy and is completely self-independent. She’s an intelligent girl at the top of her class in school and is an extremely hard-worker. Michelle gets along well with everyone and is a talkative, cheerful girl who is extremely helpful around the orphanage. Visit our photo listing to learn more about sweet Michelle!

Meet Tanner

Tanner is a sweet 9-year-old boy who has Hepatitis B and post-operative spina bifida. Tanner is described as talkative, clever and caring. He loves to help others, solve puzzles, and play with his friends. Sometimes he is a little trickster who plays funny tricks on kiddos! Tanner does a great job at completing some self-care tasks on his own and helping other children do so as well. Visit our photo listing to learn more about him!

Meet Simon

Simon is a precious 7-year-old boy who is deaf, but he’s great at understanding facial expressions and uses hand gestures to express his needs. His teachers and caretakers have described Simon as a lovely child. He is a self-independent boy who easily gets along with others. He loves to paint, and his favorite class is art! Request his file today to learn more about him!

Meet Matt

Matt is an precious 7-year-old boy who is slightly delayed compared to his peers, but he has made great progress and has been learning a lot! He has great attention skills in school and answers his teacher’s questions quickly. Matt is an outgoing, self-independent, and curious little boy who is very helpful. One thing to know about Matt is that he loves to sing and dance to music! Request his file today to learn more about him!

Meet Owen

Owen is an adorable 6-year-old boy who is delayed compared to his peers, but he would thrive with the love, care, and support of his forever family! Overall, he has greatly improved in every aspect. He pays great attention in class and carefully listens to the teacher. Owen is a self-independent boy who is very helpful around the orphanage and loves the attention of others. His favorite thing to do is play games outdoors with his friends! Request his file today to learn more about him!

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Lauren

4 New Kids on the Block

LaurenMeet Lauren

Lauren is a sweet 6-year-old girl in need of a forever family! She has cerebral palsy and is in daily rehabilitation therapy. Lauren can get around well using her walker, dress herself, wash her hands, and complete other tasks independently. She’s described as a kindhearted, selfless little girl who always puts others first. She enjoys helping care for the younger children in the orphanage.

Also, Lauren is intelligent and is cognitively on track. She can recite poems and have full conversations with adults. She’s a happy girl who loves to sing and laugh. Lauren is always able to brighten up her caretaker’s day. Please reach out to us at GWCA to learn more about this special girl!

ChristianMeet Christian

Christian is a precious 6-year-old boy with a need related to his fine motor function. He’s in daily rehabilitation and has made great strides with his fine motor development! His caretakers note that he’s very skilled and has improved in small muscle exercises.

Christian can run, kick and pass a ball, and ride a bike. He’s able to express his needs and can speak in simple sentences. He’s a self-independent boy who’s very helpful around the orphanage with cleaning and housework. His favorite thing to do is play games with his friends. He would thrive with the love, care, and support of a forever family. Please reach out to us at GWCA to learn more about him!

ClaytonMeet Clayton

Clayton is a precious 2-year-old boy who was born with abnormal development of his skull, hands, and feet. Despite that, Clayton can pick up items with his hands, stand alone, and walk a good distance when holding his caretaker’s hands. He’s in the babbling stage of language development, responds to his name, and can recognize people. Whenever he sees a familiar person, he’ll crawl over to them and reach out for a hug!

Clayton is an outgoing, active, and energetic child who loves to giggle and play games with others. Clayton will bring much joy to his forever family! Please reach out to us at GWCA today to learn more about him!

PatrickMeet Patrick

Patrick is an adorable 3-year-old boy who was born without a right ear. However, it does not affect his ability to hear. Patrick can walk independently, say simple sentences, and understand caretakers’ instructions.

He’s an outgoing and active little boy who’s happiest when playing with toys, eating treats, and singing and dancing to music. Patrick would thrive in the home of a loving forever family. Please contact us at GWCA today to learn more about him!

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Kayla

Kayla Is GWCA’s New Sponsored Star

KaylaMeet our new Sponsored Star for December, Kayla! She’s a precious little 2-year-old girl with Down syndrome. Kayla is described as curious, obedient, and friendly. She loves to blow kisses!

Kayla can walk independently, express her needs, and follow instructions. She’s very active and enjoys playing with toys and with other kids. Whenever music is playing, you’ll catch her dancing. Kayla would thrive with the love of a family!

As our Sponsored Star for December, she has a $2,000 grant available towards her adoption fees! If you’re interested in learning more about Kayla, visit our photo listing or contact our matching specialists today!

What is a Sponsored Star?

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

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

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– Contact a China adoption specialist

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3 New Kids on the Block

Meet Aiden

Aiden is a precious 3-year-old boy who was born with Down syndrome. He is described as being a bright, extroverted and happy kiddo! He loves to be around people, and he’s happiest when he’s playing with other children. His file indicates that he is attached to his caretakers and likes having their attention. Aiden loves to watch cartoon movies and play with toys. He does not appear to have any mobility delays and can walk independently. GWCA is working on requesting an update on Aiden! Please contact us if you would like to learn more about him.

Meet Jasmine

Jasmine is a precious 11-year-old girl who was born with congenital scoliosis and malformations of her limbs. Her file was last updated in 2014, so the information we currently have for her is slightly outdated. According to her file, Jasmine requires a wheelchair when going outside and a little assistance with some daily tasks. Despite the differences of her hands, Jasmine is able to complete puzzles, dress herself, feed herself, and turn the pages of a book. She is described as being a bright little girl who loves to help her teachers at school. Jasmine loves to read picture books and tell stories to other kiddos. If you’d like to learn more about her, contact us at GWCA today!

Meet Chase

Chase is an adorable kiddo who is 8 years old. He was born with a facial hemangioma and has hemiplegia on the right side of his body. However, his facial hemangioma does not cause him any pain. His caretakers note that he walks well, and his right arm moves freely and can support light weight. He is currently receiving massage rehabilitation treatment for his hemiplegia.

Chase attends school in the orphanage, and he has learned to write! He speaks a little slower than his peers, but he is able to express his needs, answer questions, and follow directions. Chase has been described as a self-independent and obedient boy who loves to help his caretakers and teachers! He expressed that he wants to be adopted. It has been noted that his eyes will shine when talking about having a mom and dad. Chase is a sweet, little boy who is in need of a forever family! Please contact one of our matching specialists today if you’d like to learn more about him!

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6 New Kids on the Block

Meet Hoyt

Hoyt is an adorable 6-year-old boy who we’ve advocated for before in the past! He was born with anal atresia and an extra digit on his right hand. He has received surgery for both of these special needs and is doing very well! Also, he appears to be on target developmentally. According to his file, Hoyt has been in a foster home since 2014. His caretakers are always mentioning how clever and curious he is. Please contact one of our matching specialists if you’d like to learn more about him!

Meet Amelia

Amelia is an adorable little girl who is 5 years old. She was born with Thalassemia and receives blood transfusions once a month. Amelia loves to sing and dance and play games with the other kids! She has made tons of progress since she came into the orphanage’s care. She is currently in preschool, and her overall development is normal compared to her peers. She is a confident and polite little girl who is described as being introverted. She can complete some simple self-care tasks like getting dressed on her own, washing her hands before meals, and tidying up with her caretakers. Contact us at GWCA today if you’d like to learn more about Amelia!

Meet Miles

Miles is a precious 9-year-old boy. He is delayed compared to his peers, but he would thrive once placed with his forever family! In school, Miles is the class monitor, and his teachers have spoken very highly of him. Miles is super helpful around the orphanage: he takes initiative to assist his caretakers by sweeping the floor, washing dishes, and caring for the younger children. Miles is a shy boy who is very observant of his surroundings and uses direct eye contact when speaking. Contact a GWCA matching specialist today to learn more about him!

Meet Derek

Derek is a sweet 5-year-old boy with cerebral palsy. We’re working on obtaining updated information, as his file is currently outdated. According to an update in September 2016, Derek was attending rehabilitation training twice a day for language and limb flexibility. With his hard work and persistence, Derek is able to walk freely. He has been described as a happy and introverted little boy. Please contact us at GWCA today to learn more about him!

Meet Bentley

Bentley is an adorable 4-year-old boy who was diagnosed with rickets and a growth development delay. According to an update in August of 2016, Bentley was living in a foster home and had formed an attachment to his caretaker. Bentley is self-independent, as he he can walk by himself, dress himself, eat by himself, and was starting to become potty trained. Bentley has been described as a happy and extroverted boy who is active, obedient, and cheerful. He loves to dance, listen to music, and play toys with his friends. Bentley would thrive with the love, care, and support of his forever family! Reach out to us at GWCA today to learn more about this sweet little boy!

Meet Evan

Evan is a precious 4-year-old boy who was born with microcephaly. He has average gross motor skills and some difficulty running, but he has great understanding ability and can follow instructions. Evan can imitate adult’s actions and behaviors, and his caretakers note that he has great observation skills. He has good memory and judgment and generally enjoys learning! Evan is warm and outgoing, and his file states that all the nannies and kiddos in the institute enjoy him very much. He gets along very well with other children and is fond of playing games with them! Contact one of our matching specialists if you’d like to review his file!

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4 New Kids on the Block

Meet Kyle

Kyle is a sweet 10-year-old boy who has been diagnosed with exotropia and postoperative cleft lip and cleft palate. Kyle was placed in a foster home when he was 1 year old. He is developmentally on track and attends school regularly in the 3rd grade. Kyle quickly shines as the leader when placed in groups in school and among his friends. He takes initiative to help do chores around the home and assists his teacher by tidying up the chairs and encouraging his classmates to line up for lunch and recess. He has been described as an intelligent, outgoing, and curious boy who is always asking questions. Kyle is in need of a family to call his own. Contact us at GWCA today to learn more about him!

Meet Maddie

Maddie is a darling little girl who is 7 years old. Maddie has been diagnosed with Down syndrome, and her legs are slightly different lengths. She’s been engaged in rehabilitation training for years, and with her hard work and persistence, she is able to walk steady and faster than ever before. Maddie has been described as a happy, self-independent girl who always has a smile on her face. She is always able to brighten up her caretaker’s day! Contact us at GWCA today to learn more about sweet little Maddie!

Meet Mia

Mia is a kind little girl who is 3 years old. She is developmentally delayed compared to her peers. Her file is currently outdated, and GWCA is working on obtaining current information. According to an update in April 2016, she can locate the direction of a sound, grasp her favorite toys, look for dropped toys, imitate sounds, and rise and stand with assistance of a chair.

Mia has been described as a shy little girl who is very curious and observant of her surroundings. She is always intrigued by what the other children are playing. She is sweet as can be and loves receiving hugs from her caretakers. It always puts a big smile on her face! Mia would thrive in the home with the love and care of her forever family. Please reach out to our GWCA adoption counselors to learn more about Mia!

Meet Kayla

Kayla is a precious little 2-year-old girl who has Down syndrome. She has just started to walk and is starting to say a few words. Kayla is very active and likes to play in the ball pool with other kiddos. When there is music playing, you’ll catch Kayla dancing. She has been described as curious, yet obedient little girl. Kayla is in need of a family to call her own. Reach out to us at GWCA today to learn more about this sweet little girl!

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Viola is GWCA’s Sponsored Star for November!

GWCA’s Sponsored Star for November is Viola, a bright and happy 5-year-old girl who loves giving hugs and being helpful. She’s kind to others and likes to share with other children. She’s also very exploratory and loves to learn new things.

Viola has nystagmus of both eyes and reduced vision, but she has a very strong light sense and can navigate around her orphanage and find her favorite things easily. She’s a very brave little girl who does not let her vision impairment slow her down. She would thrive with the love of a family!

As our Sponsored Star for November, Viola has a $2,000 grant available towards her adoption fees! If you’re interested in learning more about Fiona, visit our photo listing or contact our matching specialists today!

What is a Sponsored Star?

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

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

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

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New Kids on the Block

Meet Dimitri

Dimitri is a precious 6-year-old boy who has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy. He’s able to walk on his own and go up and down the stairs. He can follow simple instructions, such as putting his clothes on and participating in chores. Dimitri was placed in a foster home, and he quickly attached to his foster parents. He loves to be mommy’s little helper and run errands with her, and he loves playing toys with his foster dad.

Dimitri does not speak too often, but he is able to say a few words, such “mama”, “popo”, and “hug”. Sometimes he likes to be silly and act like he is singing in a microphone. Like most kids, Dimitri loves to play outdoors with his foster sister. Most of all, he loves receiving hugs from his foster parents. Dimitri is an adorable little boy who has a lot of love to give to his future family! Please reach out to us at GWCA to learn more about him!

Meet Maggie

Maggie is a precious little girl who is 5 years old! Her file indicates that when she came to the institute, she had severe ear infections in both ears, for which she underwent a procedure. Maggie also has some muscular tension on the left side of her body. She listens and follows instructions very well and loves to be close to her caretakers. She is described as being an extremely curious and happy kiddo.

It is unclear in her medical file why she exhibits some muscular tension, but she is able to stand, walk and run independently. Maggie also has some language delays but can easily understand those around her. Her favorite activity is listening to music and dancing with children in the orphanage! GWCA is currently requesting some updated information on Maggie. Contact us if you would like to learn more about her!

Meet Hunter

*AGING OUT* Hunter is an older healthy boy who is 13 years old and will age out in May of 2018. He has no known medical diagnoses and seems to be doing very well! He was raised by his uncle up until he was about 9 years old, when he was taken to the institute. Hunter does well in school and does not have any health conditions or delays compared to his peers! He is described as being a relatively introverted and thoughtful kiddo who gets along very well with other children. He has expressed a great desire to find a family and would very much like to be adopted. Contact one of our adoption counselors today if you would like to learn more about Hunter!

Meet Duke

Duke is an adorable 3-year-old boy who is in need of a forever family! Duke has postoperative congenital heart disease. GWCA is currently obtaining updated information on him, as his file is currently outdated. Duke is able to stand alone and say a few words. He has been described as an outgoing boy who loves to laugh and cuddle with his caretakers. Please reach out us at GWCA to learn more about him!

Meet Reese

Reese is a charming 12-year-old boy who has been diagnosed with a lower limb disability. He has received surgery for his need and can now walk with a walker. He continues to receive daily rehabilitation training. Reese lives in a foster home and has formed healthy attachments to his foster parents. He is self-independent and adapts well to change. Reese’s foster parents have described him as an outgoing, respectful, and well-mannered boy. He is very talkative and makes friends easily. He helps out around the house by doing chores and caring for his younger foster siblings. Reese attends school, and he does very well because he is a hard-worker and likes to study. Reese is a caring boy who will bring joy to his future family’s home! Contact us at GWCA today to learn more about him!

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New Kids on the Block

Meet Hayden!

This cute little boy is 5 years old! Hayden has a dislocated hip and has been diagnosed with a need related to the bones in his legs and feet. We’re currently obtaining updated information about him, as his file is very outdated. According to an update in 2014, Hayden was unable to walk with assistance, but he was receiving rehabilitation therapy every morning and afternoon! He was able to crawl around to where he needs to go and say a few words. Hayden has been described as a shy little boy, but he loves listening to music and giving hugs to his caretakers! Please reach out to us at GWCA to learn more about Hayden!

Meet Everett!

This precious kiddo is 8 years old. Everett was born blind but does not have any additional diagnoses. From 2010 to 2015 he lived in a foster environment but returned to the institution to receive a better educational experience. Everett is described by his caretakers as being smart, cute, active, and extremely well-liked by everyone he meets! Because of his eyesight, his fine motor skills have been slightly delayed. He is cognitively on target compared to his peers and even knows a lot of English!

Everett is energetic and curious about everything. He loves remaining close to his caretakers so he can ask them questions and explore more. Everett loves to sing and listen to music and watch Dora the Explorer! He is described as being very helpful and thoughtful and is always willing to help other kiddos. Contact us at GWCA today if you are interested in learning more about Everett!

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New Waiting Child Updates!

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

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

Click here to visit the China Waiting Child photo listing!

Meet Talia!

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

Click here to watch Talia’s NEW video!

Meet Sage!

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

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

Meet Max!

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

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

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Meet Peter!

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

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

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Meet Erin!

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

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

Check out This NEW Video of Erin!

Meet Audrey!

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

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Meet Wayla!

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

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

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Meet Milo!

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

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Meet Adrian!

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

Meet Luna!

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

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

Check out This NEW Video of Luna!

Meet Jason!

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

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

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

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