8 New Kids on the Block

Jacob

Jacob is an amazing 12 year old boy that has cerebral palsy.  One of our Great Wall staff members met Jacob when she visited China last month and she said that he is happy, smart, kind and charismatic kiddo!  Jacob was just beaming with joy and enthusiasm the entire time our GWCA staff member was there!  Our Great Wall staff member said that even though he has cerebral palsy that it doesn’t affect his ability to walk, run or dance. He does not need any assistance with getting around at all. He can play with his friends normally just like any other child. His CP also doesn’t affect his ability to write or pick up small objects. He can speak and have conversations, but his pronunciation is sometimes unclear due to his jaw muscles being quite tense. Jacob is in 5th grade and is one of the top students in his class. His caregivers say that he is very smart. He has great self-care abilities such as dressing himself, bathing himself and eating on his own. The caretakers at Jacob’s orphanage said that he is always asking when he will be getting a Mom and a Dad.  Jacob told our Great Wall staff member that he really wants to be adopted!Jacob will age out of the China adoption system in about a year and a half, so he really needs to find his Forever Family soon. Will you be that family? If you are interested in learning more about Jacob, or if you would like to talk to the China Matching Specialist that met Jacob in China, please feel free to contact us! We look forward to helping Jacob find the parents he has always dreamed of! Watch My videos: Video #1Video #2Video #3

ChandlerChandler is an adorable little 2 year old who loves to smile! Chandler was born with aplasia of his optic nerve. There is limited information in his file regarding how this affects his vision, but Great Wall is working to get an update. At the age of 10 months he entered an infant program where he thrived. He was able to roll over, grasp toys, babble and giggle. At the age of 1 year and 4 months he could sit up on his own with some support, imitate adult’s words and actions, and has a routine schedule. He is described as being an introverted kiddo who loves listening to music and playing with rattles. Contact Great Wall if you’d like to review his file!JennaJenna is an adorable 7 year old girl who is blind in her right eye. Her file indicates that she has some mobility impairment as well, but her orphanage has done a fantastic job providing her with rehabilitation services. Her caregivers have also provided her with sensory integration training to assist with her partial blindness! She loves to learn and spend time with her caregivers and teachers. Although she has some trouble walking, she loves sports and loves to play with balls and cars. If you’d like to review her full file, please reach out to Great Wall!MarnieMarnie is a sweet 8 year old girl with mild cerebral palsy and an outer ear deformity. Although her outer ear formed a little differently, she is able to hear well! Her caretakers say that she loves to play games with the other children and does well studying and following along with her teacher. From her file, it sounds like Marnie can walk, but she may have trouble moving her right side. If you’d like to learn more about Marnie, please reach out to Great Wall!EstherEsther is a great little girl that just turned 12 years old. Esther’s right hand doesn’t work very well and her right foot has a little less flexibility than her left foot, but other than that she seems to be doing very well! She can walk, run and jump normally and she can write and do other tasks with her left hand. She has normal intelligence compared with her peers and she is in school in a regular class with other children. Her best subject in school is math. She can communicate well with adults. Like many young girls she likes going shopping and buying new clothes. She also likes playing with water toys and playing outside.

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

AbigailHello! My name is Abigail and I am 9 years old. My doctor’s say that I have cerebral palsy, but that doesn’t stop me from being a happy kiddo! I am very close to my caretakers, and love to spend time with the other kiddos in the orphanage! My file is a little outdated, but my friends at Great Wall are working hard to find out more about me! Please reach out to Great Wall if you’d like to learn more!SadieSadie is a sweet girl who will be turning 10 this May! Sadie has significant hearing loss and unable to speak, but she does a wonderful job communicating her needs to her caregivers. She also has some motor delays, but is able to walk on her own without assistance. Sadie is partially deaf, but is sometimes able to hear music or hear her name being called by her caregivers! Her caregivers describe her as a generous, sweet kiddo who loves her teachers and the other children in the orphanage. She likes to study for school, and often sits in on other children’s lessons in order to learn more. She also loves to draw and will sometimes sing if she can hear the music playing. She does a wonderful job caring for herself and other children, and is extremely helpful to the caregivers. She can also write numbers and words and is always eager to learn more. If you’d like to review Sadie’s full file, please reach out to Great Wall!SallySally is a precious 10 year old girl who was born with cerebral palsy. She has been receiving rehabilitation services in her institute since she was 6 months old. She has great self-care ability and is able to follow directions well. Her caretakers mention that she gets along extremely well with other children and she often shares her toys when she sees that other kiddos are upset. She is loving, active and always smiling! Her file is a little outdated so GWCA is working hard to learn more about her progress. If you’d like to review her file, contact one of our Matching Specialists!

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DavisHello there! My name is Davis, and I am 12 years old. My medical file says that I have hydrocephalus, but advocates in China say that it actually was a brain injury. I was discovered after surviving a flood when I was three years old, and advocates believe that my head injury was from the disaster. After the flood, my caregivers helped me to become independent and take care of myself! In February of 2015 I started having trouble walking, and my doctors learned that I had a benign brain tumor. My tumor was removed and I am feeling much better! I’m working really hard with my teachers in rehabilitation and seem to be doing really well. My caregivers all seem to adore me, and they describe me as courageous and happy. They also say that I have a very gentle spirit. My friends at Great Wall have a lot of information about me, so please reach out to them if you’d like more information!

DallasHi there! My name is Dallas and I am 2 and a half years old. I have nystagmas, which means my eyes sometimes have involuntary movements, and I have some general muscle weakness, but I don’t let that keep me from being a happy little boy! I am a shy, quiet little boy, who smiles a lot and likes being teased by my caretakers. I am receiving physical therapy so that I can become big and strong! I like listening to music and playing with toys. I get along with other children and I am close with my caretakers. Since my file is a little out of date my friends at Great Wall are working hard to learn more about me. You can contact my friends at Great Wall if you would like to learn more about adopting me! I hope my friends at Great Wall find my Forever Family soon!IsaacHi there! My name is Isaac and I am 11 years old. One of my feet has a toe on it that looks a little different than some of my friends, but other than that I am a healthy boy! One of my friend’s at Great Wall visited me in China earlier this year and she would love to speak with prospective families about me! I am in 4th grade in a regular school and I am performing at an average level in school compared with my peers. I tend to be more introverted but I get very excited about playing sports! My favorite sport is soccer! I am living in an orphanage with one of my good friends Colt, who is also available for adoption through Great Wall. I am described as being a helpful little boy and my caretakers appreciate when I help them with chores around the orphanage. I have told my caregivers that I do want to be adopted by an American family. You can contact my friends at Great Wall if you would like to learn more about adopting me! I hope my friends at Great Wall find my Forever Family soon!

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Video #1! | Video #2! | Video #3!LeviHi there! My name is Levi and I just turned 6 years old. I had anal atresia when I was little but some nice doctors did a surgery on me when I was younger and I feel much better now! I also only have one kidney, but I don’t let that keep me from being a happy little boy! One of my friend’s at GWCA visited me in China earlier this year and she would love to speak with prospective families about me! I am described as being an extrovert, though I do get a bit shy when I’m around strangers. I am in the kindergarten class at a regular school and I am learning to read and write. I am an active kiddo that like playing with balls and rolling toys. I’m also a pretty good singer! You can contact my friends at Great Wall if you would like to learn more about adopting me! I hope my friends at Great Wall find my Forever Family soon!

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Video #1! | Video #2! | Video #3!ColtHi there! My name is Colt and I just turned 11 years old. I have something called Down’s Syndrome, but I don’t let that keep me from being a happy little boy! One of my friend’s at Great Wall visited me in China earlier this year and she would love to speak with prospective families about me! I go to a special school outside of my orphanage and I do well in school. I am good about following directions and I have excellent self care skills. I live in an orphanage with my best friend Isaac, who is also available for adoption through Great Wall, and we enjoy playing basketball together. I get along well with others, I am extroverted and I really like playing basketball! You can contact my friends at Great Wall if you would like to learn more about adopting me! I hope my friends at Great Wall find my Forever Family soon!
Click to view my new videos: Video #1!Video #2!Video #3!Video #4!AbbyHi my name is Abby and I am 3 years old! I was born with Down’s Syndrome and CHD. Some nice doctors performed surgery on my heart and I’m feeling much better now! I’ve had some difficulty with my breathing in the past but I’m doing better now since receiving medical attention. My file indicates that compared to other kiddos with Down’s Syndrome, I am doing very well! I am clever and I have a ton of interest in new toys and games. I love watching people dance and my caretakers say I have a strong desire to perform! I am outgoing, extroverted and love to play with others. This isn’t all the information about me so please contact my friends at Great Wall if you’d like to learn more!JoshuaHi there! My name is Joshua and I am 9 years old. My doctor’s say that my reproductive organs are a little different than some of my friends, but other than that I seem to be a healthy little kid! One of my friend’s at GWCA visited me in China earlier this year and she would love to speak with prospective families about me! I am in 3rd grade in a regular school and I get average grades compared with my peers. I enjoy singing and dancing. I like to play basketball and games where my friends and I chase each other. I also love to draw! If you give me paper and pencils I can draw for hours! I often have a smile on my face and am generally a happy kiddo. You can contact my friends at Great Wall if you would like to learn more about adopting me! I hope my friends at Great Wall find my Forever Family soon!

RussellHello there! My name is Russell, and I am 11 years old. My brain formed a little differently than some of my friends, but I seem to be doing really well! I am currently in school and am able to write my name and simple Chinese characters. I love to dance, and was even in a dance performance! My language development is a little delayed, but I have excellent pronunciation and can express myself easily. I love to help my caregivers by doing chores, and am very good at taking care of myself! Contact my friends at Great Wall if you’d like to learn more about me!TylerHello! My name is Tyler, and I am 10 years old. My doctor’s say that I have hydrocephalus, but that doesn’t slow me down! My teachers say I am doing well in school, and that I love extracurricular activities! I love to help out my caregivers with chores and am always available to assist the younger kiddos. I can be shy when you first meet me, but I love to spend time with my caretakers, teachers, and friends! I love sports, and basketball is my favorite. There is even more information about me in my full file, so reach out to my friends at Great Wall China Adoption if you’d like to learn more! I hope to find my forever family soon!

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HoytHi there! My name is Hoyt and I just turned 4 years old. When I was younger some nice doctors corrected my anal atresia and the extra finger that was on my right hand and now I’m feeling much better! I will probably still need a surgery in the future to correct my hypospadias, but I don’t let that keep me from being a happy little boy! I live with a nice foster family who take good care of me! I sometimes help my foster mom work in her grocery store. I love to talk, run around and play, and making new friends is easy for me! I hope to find my forever family soon! You can contact my friends at Great Wall if you would like to learn more about adopting me! I hope my friends at Great Wall find my Forever Family soon!

SawyerHi my name is Sawyer and I am 2 years old! I was born with anal atresia but some nice doctors performed surgery for me and I’m doing much better now! I also have some torticollis on the ride side of my body. I can crawl and play with toys on my own and I love to play with my toy piano. I can express my needs but I am slightly delayed on my language development compared to my peers. I like to play with other kiddos and I am closest to my caretakers. This isn’t all the information about me so contact my friends at Great Wall if you’d like to learn more about me!

EvaHi there! My name is Eva and I just turned 13 years old. I was born without reproductive organs, but other than that I am essentially a healthy girl. One of my friend’s at GWCA visited me in China earlier this year and would love to talk to prospective families about me! I go to a regular school and am in 7th grade. I can speak and write some English and when I met one of the GWCA staff members in China I went up to her and said, “Good Morning! My name is Eva! Hello!” I am extroverted and I have good communication skills. I enjoy dancing, singing and playing with my friends. I want to be adopted by an American family. I will age out of the orphanage system in China next February, so I need a family to adopt me in the next year or I will never get to have a Forever Family. You can contact my friends at Great Wall if you would like to learn more about adopting me! I hope my friends at Great Wall find my Forever Family soon!

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HunterHi my name is Hunter and I am 2 years old! I was born with Down’s Syndrome but I don’t let this stop me from being a happy kiddo. I can crawl very fast and I’m great at imitating adult’s actions. My caretakers say that I am a smart kiddo compared to some of my friends with the same need as me. My motor development is only slightly delayed compared to other kiddos my age. I can wave and kiss goodbye and I often like to play the drums and ringtoss. I have a ready smile and I get along very well with other children. This isn’t all the information about me so contact my friends at Great Wall if you’d like to review my file!JoeyHi! My name is Joey, and I just turned 2 years old this past January. My doctor’s say that had hemorrhage in my brain and surgery to repair a skull fracture, but I have been doing well since I had the surgery! My left eye also turns inward slightly, but that hasn’t slowed me down! I am able to walk alone without assistance and have excellent mobility skills. I also love to play with my friends and my caregivers! I am described as being a happy kiddo who loves to smile. Contact my friends at Great Wall if you would like to learn more about me!VictoriaHi! My name is Victoria and I am going to turn 11 years old this May. My file indicates that I may have issues with my cognitive development, but my friends at Great Wall are working hard to learn more. I am currently staying with a foster family and seem to be doing great! I love to be cuddled, and love to spend time with my foster family. I love to listen to music, dance, and do art projects! I hope that I can find a forever family soon. Please contact my friends at Great Wall if you’d like to learn more about me!ElijahHello! My name is Elijah and I just turned 3 years old. My doctor’s say I have Down’s Syndrome, but that doesn’t slow me down! I love to cuddle and be teased by my caretakers, and love to dance and laugh with my friends! If you’d like to learn more about me, please contact my friends at Great Wall China Adoption! EllieHello there! My name is Ellie, and I am 2 years old. I was born with a cataract on my right eye and some inner ear issues, but my growth report indicates that I am doing well! My file also indicates that I had an extra thumb on my right hand when I was little, but some nice doctors preformed surgery and I no longer have it. My caretakers describe my as cuddly and sometimes mischievous! I love to play with my friends but sometimes get nervous when I meet new people. Contact my friends at Great Wall if you’d like to learn more about me! MalcolmHello there! My name is Malcolm and I am 8 years old. I was born with Down’s Syndrome, but that doesn’t stop me from being a happy kiddo! My caregivers say that I am doing well in school and am very good at taking care of myself. They describe me as popular with the other kiddos, mischievous, and optimistic! If you’d like to learn more about me, please reach out to my friends at Great Wall!CatherineHello! My name is Catherine, and I am 11 years old! My file indicates that I may have had some cognitive delays, but overall I seem to be doing really well! My eyes also developed differently than some of my friends, but that doesn’t stop me from being a happy kiddo. I do very well in school, and love to ask questions and help out the teachers. My caregivers say that I am a good problem solver, and that I love to write, paint, and dance. I love to help out the younger kiddos in school and would make a great big sister. Please contact my friends at Great Wall if you’d like to learn more about me! SavannahHello! My name is Savannah, and I am 4 years old. My doctor’s say that I have cerebral palsy, but that doesn’t slow me down! My caretakers say that I am a happy kiddo who loves to listen to music and dance! I am also able to walk without assistance and use simple phrases to say hello to my friends and teachers. Please contact my friends at Great Wall if you’d like to learn more about me!

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