Meet Nathan!

Nathan is a sweet 4 and a half year old boy from China who is currently living with a foster family on the grounds of the orphanage. He gets along very well with his foster parents and siblings, however, since he is only living with them temporarily, he is in need of a loving and permanent family.

Nathan’s caretakers describe him as being extroverted, active and happy. He loves to play outside with other children, and jump on the trampoline. Compared to other children his same age, Nathan’s mental development is normal. He can follow instructions, walk and run by himself, and communicate well with those around him.

Nathan has post-operative CHD and post-operative cystostomy. He has normal bowel movements and urination, however, he does have a urine bag. Nathan has scoliosis, but it appears to be a more minor form based on the updated, recent videos of Nathan. It also appears that he recently broke his leg, but that doesn’t seem to be related to his special need. Based on an update we received, he is receiving rehabilitation to get his leg strength back.

We are very excited about helping Nathan find his Forever Family! Please reach out to the GWCA China Home Finding Team at info@gwca.org or visit our Waiting Child photo listing to find out more about Nathan and request his file!

Resources:

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

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8 New Kids Added This Week!

Rachel is a precious little girl from China who is about to turn 2 years old. Rachel has thalassemia beta, a repaired cleft lip and an unrepaired cleft palate. Rachel can walk on her own, eat by herself and can follow simple instructions like throwing a piece of trash away. She can say some simple words, but her speech will most likely be delayed due to her cleft palate. Rachel can wave “bye bye” and blow kisses. Rachel gets along well with other children and she is close with her caretakers.

If you would like to learn more about Rachel you can request to review her full file. The China Home Finding Team would love to speak with you about how the China Adoption matching process works and how you can adopt a kiddo from China that is a good fit for your family!

Meet Aaron! Aaron is an amazing 10-year old kiddo in need of a loving home to call his own. Aaron is completely healthy and is doing great in regards to his overall development. He participated in summer hosting through GWCA, meaning that he was in the United States with a host family for a full month! Because of his time here we have fantastic information on his personality and overall health. Aaron had a wonderful time with his host family and loves the United States. He learned some English during his time here and was able to confidently express his needs to his host family. He loved helping his host family around the house but doing household chores, watering plants, and feeding their pets. Aaron played very well with other kiddos and loved sharing his toys and games! His host family describes him as energetic, smart, playful, and affectionate.

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

Nora is an incredible kiddo that was hosted with GWCA in Summer of 2016. Here is more about Nora from her host family:

“Nora is an amazing little girl. She was born in 2006 with Down Syndrome and a CHD. The heart condition was repaired at some point in time when she was younger, though her file does not state exactly when. She was hosted in the US in the summer of 2016 by a family who would love to talk with anyone interested in knowing more about this precious child. Nora is very independent and cognitively very able. She was able to confidently take care of all her needs. She has extremely long hair that she did not like to have to brush, but was willing to have it braided to have it out of her way! She talked very clearly in Chinese and was able to communicate her needs to her host family. She ate well and was very healthy. She adored the younger children in the family and wanted to help in caring for them! She enjoyed having jobs to do with the other children in the home. She liked to play outside and go on trips but she also loved to look at picture books and draw in notebooks. She also loves animals!

She was examined by a pediatrician, dentist, and ophthalmologist while in the US. The pediatrician said she was very healthy and well taken care of. She also said Nora’s heart sounded very healthy. Nora does not need glasses but does have a few cavities that will need some treatment once she is adopted. Nora would do very well in a family – she loves being with people, especially children. She adored her host dad in particular but also loved to snuggle with her host mom and their children. She is very bright and curious. She wants to learn and explore. She is a treasure just waiting to be claimed.”

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

This sweet little guy’s name is Shawn! Shawn is a darling 3-year old boy in need of a home to call his own. He arrive to the orphanage with a condition called plagiocephalia, meaning his skull was malformed. Shawn’s language development is slightly delayed, but he is learning some simple words by participating in early education activities! He is able to understand adult’s instructions and speak a few simple sentences. He’s a sweet kiddo who loves to listen to music and play with his caretakers!

If you’d like to learn more about Shawn, please contact our GWCA China Matching Team by calling #512-323-9595 or by e-mailing us at info@gwca.org.

Meet Jean! Jean is a sweet 8-year old kiddo in need of a forever family. Jean is a lively, active kiddo who gets along great with other students, teachers, and caregivers. Jean is a Jean has differences of sex development, meaning that she has both male and female genitalia. She has XY chromosomes and bilateral testes, but a difference of sex development advocate we work closely with believes that Jean may identify as a girl based on the information presented in the medical file. She appears to be mostly female in her genital region, indicating that this may be her preferred gender identity.

Jean takes initiative in greeting new people and is not shy in front of strangers. She loves to play toys and games with other kiddos! Her file indicates that she was incontinent at the time her file was prepared in 2016, and Great Wall is working hard to learn more recent information. She is able to change her diapers by herself and does a great job taking a bath, brushing her teeth, and taking her clothes on and off. She is able to control her defecation without the need of diapers.

Overall she is a bright, happy kiddo who would thrive with the love of a forever family. Please reach out to Great Wall to learn more!

Nathan is a sweet little boy from China that is 4 and a half years old. Nathan lives with a foster family within the grounds of the orphanage and gets along well with his foster parents and foster siblings. Compared to children of his same age, his mental development is normal. Nathan is described by his caregivers as being extroverted, active and happy.

Nathan can walk by himself, go up and down stairs, run and jump very well. He loves to jump on the trampoline. He also has good fine motor skills and can pick up small objects. He can communicate and interact normally with adults and children. His favorite activity is to play outside with other children. He can follow the instructions of his caregivers very well.

Nathan has post-operative CHD and post-operative cystostomy. He has normal bowel movements and urination. He does have a urine bag. Is has not been potty trained yet so he is still wearing a diaper. He does have scoliosis, but it appears to be a more minor form based on the updated, recent videos of Nathan.

Nathan appears to have broken his leg recently, but that doesn’t seem to be related to his special need, we think that is just something that happened separately. He is getting rehabilitation to get his leg strength back.

We are very excited about helping Nathan find his Forever Family! Please reach out to the GWCA China Home Finding Team to find out more about Nathan and to review his file!

Meet Freddie! Freddie is an adorable 3-year old boy with Down Syndrome and a congenital heart defect. He is an active and happy little guy who loves to play with his peers and caregivers. He is described by his nannies as being curious, loving, and affectionate! He can walk without assistance and can eat, drink, and go to the bathroom independently. He is also very responsive when his name is called and cooperative when his caregivers give him instructions. His is a happy, sweet little guy who would thrive with a forever family to call his own. Please reach out to Great Wall to learn more!

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This amazing kiddo’s name is Ben! Ben is a sweet 10-year old boy in need of a forever home. Ben was hosted in the United States through GWCA’s hosting program for a month in summer of 2016! He had an amazing time while being hosted and bonded extremely well with his host family. He was born with very mild clubbed feet, but he has not needed any physical therapy or surgery to walk and run without assistance. He also had some seizures when he was younger, but he has not had one since 2008. He is very sociable and loves to say hello and thank you in English. He is on target developmentally and is a bright, intelligent kiddo. He is very active and outgoing and loves playing with other children! He loved playing with his host siblings and would make a fantastic brother. He is a sweet, charismatic kiddo who would thrive with the love of a forever family! Please reach out to Great Wall to learn more!

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5 New Kids on the Block

Christina is an awesome little girl from China that is 7 and a half years old! Christina has cerebral palsy that appears to be pretty mild and only seems to affect her lower limbs. Christina can walk just fine by herself and can play just like any other child. She has good fine motor skills and her upper body and limbs work normally.

Christina’s cognitive abilities are at the same level as the other children in the orphanage. Her language is delayed and she can only speaks in short sentences. Christina does understand what other people are saying to her and she can follow directions when they are given by her caretakers.

Christina is very sympathetic to other children and when they are upset she will go to comfort them and try to help them calm down. Christina does get along well with other children and likes to play games with them. Christina is very outgoing with people she is familiar with, but she gets quite shy around strangers.

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

Enzo is a sweet little boy from China who is 4 and a half years old. Enzo is described by his caretakers as being energetic, active and having a ready smile! Enzo has congenital glaucoma of both eyes and esotropia of the right ey

e, so his vision is impaired. He had an operation in 2016 that did help his vision somewhat.

Because of his inability to see clearly, as it with many children with vision issues, Enzo is delayed in his language abilities. He can make sounds like “yiyi yaya” and can hum along to songs he knows. Enzo does know how to walk on his own, though he is sometimes nervous about walking too far because of his limited eyesight.

Enzo needs help to do certain tasks like using a spoon to eat or going to the toilet. Enzo did not always like to play with other children because of his inability to see clearly, but since being in the orphanage’s pre-school program, he has improved significantly in his abilities and desire to play with other children and he is now happy to play with other children. Enzo loves being cuddled by his caretakers and he has built stable emotional attachment with his teachers and caregivers. Enzo likes listening to music and playing games.

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

Maya is a precious little girl from China that just turned 8 years old. Maya is friendly and helpful and she gets

along well with other children and adults. She likes to help take care of the younger children in the orphanage.

Maya has great self-care abilities such as wiping her hands, eating on her own, drinking water from a cup, going to the toilet by herself, taking on and off her own clothes, including her pants, socks and shoes, etc.

Maya has cerebral palsy but through long-term rehabilitation training, she has made a ton of progress! She can now walk with the help of a walker, she can go up and down stairs by herself by just holding onto the railing. Maya can grasp toys and other items, she can stack blocks and she can draw shapes on paper.

Maya knows how to count numbers 1-100, she knows common colors and can match and classify shapes. Maya likes to sing songs and enjoys being around other people.

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

**AGING OUT** Rebecca is a lovely young girl from China that has just recently turned turned 13 years old. 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 is missing her left eye and has corneal leukoplakia in her right eye, so her vision is almost completely gone. She goes to a special school for children who are blind. Her cognitive abilities and language abilieis are normal and she is doing very well in school.

Rebecca likes to sing and will often perform at different celebratory events at her school and at the orphanage. Rebecca gets only 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, but she does get a little shy around strangers.

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!

**MATCHED** Gina is a sweet little girl from China that is almost 3 and a half years old. Gina has Thalassemia A but she seems to be doing well developmentally, physically and cognitively in all other respects. Gina can speak simple words and short sentences and call follow the directions of her caretakers. Gina can walk and go up and down stairs independently. Gina likes listening to music and looking at picture books. If you would like to learn more about Gina, you can contact the China Home Finding Team at Great Wall today! Read More

Sixty Kids – One Common Need

All of the kids in our China adoption program are considered “Waiting Children.” They have been given this designation because they are considered more difficult to place based on the fact that they are either older or they have a medical need of some sort. Our China adoption specialists advocate for these kids each and every day, reviewing their medical files with potential families, requesting updates from their orphanages, and reaching out to advocacy groups that are familiar with their needs. No two kids’ files are alike, and yet they all have one thing in common – the need for a loving Forever Family.

Our China adoption specialists are currently advocating for OVER SIXTY KIDS on our Waiting Child photo listing. While some of these kids are as young as 1 year old, the majority of the kids are older, and have been waiting for quite some time.

If you’re interested in learning more about any of the kids that we’re currently advocating for, or if your family has an interest in adopting a child with a specific need, our China adoption specialists would be happy to speak to you! While families in the China Waiting Child adoption program are allowed to be matched with a child at the beginning of their adoption journey, they also have the option of starting on their paperwork while our matching specialists continue to help them search for their child.

For more information on the incredible kids that we’re currently advocating for, visit our Waiting Child photo listing or contact us today!

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

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Shiloh Has a $2,000 Grant Available!

Introducing our Sponsored Star for April, Shiloh!

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

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

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

As our Sponsored Star for April, Shiloh has a $2,000 grant available towards her adoption fees! If you’re interested in learning more about Shiloh, 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 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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New Kids Are Here!

Meet Violet! Violet is a darling 7-year old girl in need of a family to call her own. She was born with ocular dysplasia, meaning that she has no vision in either of her eyes. She is a bright, active kiddo who can clearly express herself to her caretakers. She is on target in regards to her mobility development and she loves to play games with the other kiddos. She has a very curious mind and appears to be thriving in regards to her cognitive development. Overall, she is a sweet, talkative girl who is energetic and extroverted. If you’d like to learn more about Violet, please reach out to Great Wall!

Willow is a precious 3-year old girl in need of a forever family! She has been diagnosed with a patent foramen ovale in her heart, but overall she seems to be thriving! She also arrived to the orphanage with a surgical scar on her abdomen, but it is unclear at this time what the surgery was performed for. Willow is a bright, smart kiddo who appears to be reaching cognitive milestones. She can follow simple instructions, recognizes her name and can say the names of each of her classmates, and can easily differentiate between strangers and caregivers. She’s a sweet kiddo who waves goodbye to her nannies each night when they say goodbye! She can climb stairs by holding on to the rails and loves to dance with her nannies. Willow is also able to feed herself with a spoon, take her clothes on and off, and clearly express her needs to her caregivers. She is a bright, happy child who would thrive with the care of a forever family! Please reach out to Great Wall to learn more!Shea is a lovely girl from China that is 13 years old. Shea will be aging out of the China Adoption System in July of this year, so she needs to be adopted very soon or else she’ll never have the chance at having a Forever Family.

Shea has some cognitive and developmental delays, but physically she appears to be healthy. Shea started off at an orphanage when she was little, but she has been living in a foster family since she was 4 years old. After living with the foster family she greatly improved on her cognitive and development abilities. Shea can speak and read, she can name festivals and their dates, and she can fill in the blanks of sentences for where certain words go. She can express herself in full sentences and she can explain the meaning of things that are happening in pictures. She has learned how to read, write and do math. She enjoys playing with others and will initiate games on her own. Shea still has some delays, but she is improving all the time.

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

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Carrie is a sweet little girl from China that is 3 and a half years old. Carrie has CHD (Congenital Heart Disease), specifically coarctation of the aortic arch and PDA and some developmental delays. Carrie is described by her caretakers as a smart and cute girl. When she sees other children coming into the room she will smile and say “welcome” and will clap her hands. She likes play with other children and she is good about sharing her toys with others. She likes to hold her care takers hands when they walk together.

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

Boyd is a darling 11-year old boy in need of a forever family! He was born with cognitive heart disease and Down Syndrome. He also has cryptorchidism, which is a condition in which his testicles have not descended. At five years old, Boyd starting going to classes within the institute! He is a bright, active little guy who loves to engage with his teachers and caregivers. He follows instructions well and is always quick to do his homework! His caretakers describe him as active, restless, and mischievous. He’s an amazing kiddo that would thrive with the love of a forever family. Please reach out to Great Wall to learn more!

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8 New Kids Are Waiting!

Meet Emma! Emma is an adorable little girl who is 1 1/2 years old! She was born with Down’s Syndrome and anal atresia. She has received 3 surgeries for her anal atresia and is doing very well now! Emma is developing extremely well for her age and for her special need. She is able to sit and crawl independently and can stand holding the handrail. She babbles all day long and loves to giggle at her caretakers. She is described as being quiet, cute and well behaved. She loves to smile when someone calls her name and she can say hello and goodbye by waving and blowing kisses! Emma loves to clap her hands to the rhythm of music and play seesaw with her friends. Emma is from one of our orphanage partnerships but has also spent some time at an American run foster home in China where she has been exposed to English! Contact one of our matching specialists today if you’d like to review her medical file.

Lydia is a beautiful, extroverted and active 12 year old girl from China who is hoping to find her forever family. She was brought to the orphanage at the age of 10 after being abandoned, and it is believed that she spent the early years of her life being raised by her biological family.
 
Lydia has been diagnosed with HIV and tuberculosis, however, her growth and development are right on target. She has good self-care abilities, and she gets along well with her caregivers, teachers and peers. She is described as being kind, optimistic, cheerful and generous, and enjoys spending her time singing, dancing, drawing and playing with other kids.
 
If you’re interested in learning how you can be matched with this incredible girl, contact heidi@gwca.org today!
Mina is an adorable little girl from China who is about to turn 8 years old. She was not abandoned and sent to the orphanage until she was almost 6 years old, so she was presumably with her birth family for the first 6 years of her life. This probably means that she received more one-on-one attention when she was a young child before coming to the orphanage.

Mina has a hearing impairment and she started to wear a hearing aid as of May 2016. Because of this, Mina is delayed on her language development. However she can understand the instructions of her caretakers, partially by observing the mouth shapes that her caregivers make, and she can use signs to convey what she wants and needs. She is making sounds and she picking up more and more all the time.

Mina is described by her caretakers as being adorable, having a ready smile and being very kind. She likes to play outside and with other children. She is also said to be a great helper to her caregivers and will do things like throwing trans into the trash can and cleaning up water that has spilled on the floor.

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

This adorable kiddo’s name is Cora, and she just turned 7 this past January! Cora has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy, a malformed right hand, and a malformed left food. She is able to understand most language, but has trouble expressing language herself. That being said, she has a wide range of expressive ability and is able to express her needs clearly to her caregivers. She is currently receiving physical rehabilitation services, music education, and acupuncture to help with her mobility delays. She is thriving with the assistance of her caregivers and will likely do even better with the consistent care of a forever family. She loves to listen to music, watch cartoons, build blocks, and play with her friends. She loves puzzles and is able to finish them quickly! Cora has incredible self care ability, and is able to put on clothes and take off shoes without assistance. She does still need assistance to use the bathroom, but she is making great progress. She is a bright, smart kiddo who would thrive with the love of a family. Please reach out to Great Wall to learn more about this special girl!Meet Seth! Seth is a cute little guy who will be turning 2 years old in April. He was born with cerebral palsy and CHD. He received surgery for his heart condition and is doing much better now! He was 1 year old when his file was prepared and at that time he was described as active, obedient and giggly! His motor skills were developing typically and he was able to sit up on his own and hold his toys. He could understand the facial expressions of adults, respond when his name is called and eat treats independently. If you are interested in learning more about Seth, contact one of our matching specialists today!Jason is a sweet boy from China that recently turned 11 years old. Jason was born deaf but has since received a Cochlear Implant and so he has quite a bit of hearing ability now. Since he received his Cochlear Implant 4 years ago, has attended a special boarding school to help him learn language and speech.

Jason has great self-care skills and he 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.

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

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Meet Cody! Cody is an adorable little guy who is 4 years old. One of his testicles has not yet descended but he seems to be developing typically in all other areas! Cody can effectively understand and follow directions from his caretakers and independently manage some self care tasks. He can get dressed on his own, feed himself, help his foster mom in the kitchen and express his daily needs! Cody’s fine and gross motor skills have developed typically for a child his age and he doesn’t seem to have any delays in these areas. Contact one of our matching specialists today if you are interested in reviewing Cody’s file!Meet Marshall! Marshall is a precious kiddo who just turned 3 in February. He is diagnosed with encephalopathy and a possible chromosomal abnormality. He also has cryptorchidism, meaning that his right testicle has not descended. Overall, he is a sweet kiddo who would thrive with the love and care of a forever family! He does have overall mobility delays, but he is able to turn, crawl, raise his head, and hold on to his favorite toys. He is babbling to express his needs and loves to hold hands with this other kiddos. He is described as being a cheery little guy! If you’d like to learn more about Marshall, please reach out to Great Wall China Adoption! Read More

6 Kids Added This Week!

GWCA’s China adoption specialists recently started advocating for FOUR new kids! If you’re interested in learning more about these kiddos or viewing their files, visit our Waiting Child photo listing or contact GWCA today.

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Bodhi is an amazing 12-year old boy in need of a family to call his own! He is a healthy kiddo who seems to be reaching each developmental milestone. He is a helpful, polite child who likes to go to school and loves his teachers and classmates. He loves to play games with other children and explore. He’s a smart kiddo who would thrive with the love of a forever family!

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

Meet Rhett! Rhett is a smiley boy who is 8 years old! He was born with cerebral palsy and since starting rehabilitation services, has improved greatly on all of his motor skills! Based on his medical file, he lives in a foster family environment and gets along very well with his foster siblings. He is described as being active, optimistic and warm-hearted towards other children! Since beginning rehabilitation services, his language abilities have vastly improved. His file mentions that he does not have any difficulties in daily conversation and has great self-care abilities. He can put away his toys, take trash to the trashcan, and help his foster mom set the table! Rhett’s file mentions that he is very strong-willed when it comes to studying and learning new concepts. He is always very eager to share what he has learned with his foster family! Rhett is friendly, smiley and loves to play with his peers.

Contact one of our matching specialists today if you are interested in learning more about Rhett!

Meet this 2 year old cutie from China named Nash! This sweet boy’s favorite type of food is just like him: sweets!  Nash is not only known to have a sweet tooth, but he is known to be a sweetheart among his peers. Nash does have exceptionally thin, long fingers and toes, and he has a speech delay, but that does not slow him down!  Nash is able to craw and even can walk when he assisted! His fine motor skills are on par with his peers. Nash is able to tear paper, use his thumbs, etc. Nash is on the shyer side, but is definitely an active two year old. He loves playing with toys and jamming out to some awesome music!

Nash is looking for his forever home! Help make that happen by visiting the Great Wall of China Adoption today!

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Ian is a spunky 5 year old boy from China who loves music more than anything! Ian suffers from abnormal optic nerve developments so he can’t see as well as some of his peers, and he has a speech delay, most likely because he can’t clearly see when others are talking.  Although it is difficult for Ian to communicate with others verbally, he understands his teachers are saying and can follow their directions.  This little man has a very healthy appetite and is does not shy away from any food!  At his time at the orphanage, Ian as learned to eat independently, but still needs help when it comes to restroom duties. Ian is so loved and brings much joy to the orphanage and his caretakers!

Let Ian bring joy to your life too!  Learn more about Ian by contacting the Great Wall of China Adoption today!

Meet Jace! Jace is a precious kiddo who just turned 5 in February. Jace was born without his right hand and with slightly lower eyelids. Jace continues to hit developmental milestones in regards to his mobility, developing strong fine motor skills even with the absence of his right hand. He can clearly differentiate between caregivers and strangers and likes to imitate adults. Great Wall is currently working to obtain more updated information on his current development.

If you’d like to learn more about this amazing kiddo, contact GWCA today!

Brent is a cute little guy who is about to turn 3 years old! He was born with intestinal atresia and Microcephaly. Brent is slightly delayed on his language and mobility development when compared to his peers. He can stand alone steadily and walk independently. His fine motor skills have developed typically and he is considered to be very active! His file indicates that he has strong imitation ability and can interact with others very well. Brent enjoys playing games with other children and especially loves to roll the ball back and forth with his friends!

If you are interested in learning more about Brent, please contact one of our matching specialists to review his medical file!

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6 New Kids Are Waiting

Smiles, smiles, and more smiles! Preston is always full of joy with a huge smile on his face! This happy little 3 year old from China has been diagnosed with hydrocephalus, but he has had a shunt put in and now his situation appears to be normal. Preston loves life, understands fully when spoken to, and knows several words. Although he is almost always happy, Preston is happiest at meal time! This little man has one big appetite! Preston can sit up on his own and he is working on his mobility skills including crawling. He is on the quitter side and enjoys his sleep!

Learn more about Preston today by contacting the China Home Finding Team at Great Wall!

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Meet Joey! Joey is a darling 3 year old boy looking for a forever family! Joey was born with anal atresia and some differences of sex development. Joey’s caregivers describe him as extroverted, active, and restless! He is a smart, bright kiddo who can follow directions and express his needs clearly to his caregivers. He can walk steadily without assistance and has excellent fine motor skills. He loves to go to his caregivers for cuddles and can easily distinguish between his nannies and strangers. He is a sweet kiddo who would thrive with the consistent care of a forever family! Please reach out to Great Wall if you would like to learn more!Meet Silas!  This cutie is an easy going 3 year old from China who is super popular amongst his nannies! Despite having Prader-Willi Syndrome, Silas is just as active as any other kiddo his age! He loves playing with toys of all kinds, watch television, and he loves his sleep! He is an adorable little boy who is very curious about the world, always wanting to know what others are doing around him. Silas is known to be extremely laid back and a favorite at the orphanage! Although his speech is limited, Silas fully understands when spoken to. He is an extremely self-sufficient little dude who knows how to use his walker properly and independently. Silas loves to give love and we want him to be given some love back!

Learn more about Silas today by contacting the China Home Finding Team at Great Wall!

Meet Gideon! He is a precious 4 year old kiddo who was born with a Nephrotic Syndrome. This affects the way his kidneys function. Gideon seems to be doing very well! He can listen to his caretaker’s instruction, can cooperate with his caretakers to put away his toys, dress himself, brush his teeth etc. Gideon loves to play on the slide and ride his tricycle! His file mentions that he’s great at protecting younger children and looking out for them! He is considered to be active, kind and sweet. He loves to play games with other kiddos and dancing along to music! If you’d like to review Gideon’s file, please contact one of our matching specialists today!

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London is a precious little girl from China that is 4 and a half years old. London was born with cerebral palsy so her motor skills are delayed compared to her peers and her lower limbs are a bit weak. London can get around on her own by crawling but she needs some assistance walking. London is described as being a cute kiddo who is quiet and has a ready smile. She enjoys being around her caretakers and I loves to have them sing to her. London likes watching cartoons and especially likes playing dress up!

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

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

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

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

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

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I Found My Family!

We are beyond thrilled to announce that this incredible boy has a family who is currently working their way through the adoption process to bring him home forever!

After participating in our China Orphan Hosting program this past winter, he had to return to China with the rest of the kids in the program, and we were so sad to see him go. Since then, countless #OrphanWarriors have come together to advocate on his behalf, and their hard work certainly paid off!

We are so happy to know that this sweet kiddo will soon be coming back to the United States with his Forever Family, and we can’t wait to follow the rest of his journey home. Congratulations to him and his new family from all of us at GWCA and CAN!

The Difference that Hosting Makes

When many families first hear about our Orphan Hosting program, they struggle with the concept of bringing a child to the United States and showing them the love of a family only to send them back home weeks later. These are certainly complex matters to handle, both for the child being hosted and for the host family. However, when you see the difference that hosting can make in helping older children find homes before they age out, the pros of the program far outweigh the cons.

While many of these kids’ files have been sitting on lists for months or even years, constantly overlooked due to their age, our hosting program gives families the opportunity to meet them, get to know their personalities, and help them to find a family of their very own. If you’re interested in learning how you can participate in our Orphan Hosting program or how you can adopt a child who has previously been hosted, contact GWCA today!

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