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 Her file is currently outdated, and GWCA is working on obtaining current information.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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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!

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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!

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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!

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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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4 New Kids on the Block!

Meet Justin!

Justin is an adorable 3-year-old boy! He has been diagnosed with mild Cerebral Palsy and exotropia in both eyes, which is a mild condition where his eyes sometimes turn outwards. Justin has been engaged in daily rehabilitation therapy, and he can stand alone with the assistance of a walker or his caretaker’s hand. His caretakers believe that he will be able to walk by himself in the near future.

According to an update from November 2016, his caretakers noted that he was able to follow simple instructions and is currently in the babbling stage of language development. He sometimes says “mom,” especially when he wants snacks. Justin has been described as an outgoing, active little boy who gets along well with others, and his favorite thing to do is to watch cartoons! Please reach out to us at GWCA if you would like to learn more about him!

Meet Cooper!

This adorable little guy is Cooper, and he is 9 years old! One of Cooper’s eyes is underdeveloped, and he does not have any vision from it. However, his other eye is only nearsighted, and he reports to be able to see with glasses on. His host mom says that he was not restricted in any way based on this need, and that he was able to keep up with other kids with no problem! Cooper was hosted in the hosting program last summer and had an amazing time with his host family!

Here’s something that his host family wrote about him: “He is independent, unbelievably well behaved, follows direction, and likes to help. Shy at first, but he quickly opens up to everyone. Very inquisitive, he is constantly asking questions. Wakes up in the morning and greets us with a cheery “Hello!”, one of the several English words he learned while with us. He has been as low maintenance as any child I have ever met. The way he adjusted to the drastic changes of hosting was unbelievable, he is so ‘go with the flow.’ Sounds too good to be true, but he didn’t misbehave for a second while he was here. I really don’t have any negatives to say about him. We honestly forgot that he had any vision issues at all. He rides a bike, power wheels, scooter, runs races, all no problem.”

Visit our photo listing to read more from his host family! Contact us at GWCA to learn more about Cooper!

Meet Brett!

This cute little boy is 3 years old and has been diagnosed with congenital clubbed foot. GWCA is working on getting an update on whether it affects one or both of his feet. His file indicates that he also has a delay in his psychomotor functioning. Based on an update from September 2017, he is slightly delayed compared to his peers. His caretakers noted that he is engaged in rehabilitation therapy and is able to walk and climb up the stairs with assistance. Brett is able to follow simple instructions and says a few words, such as hello, goodbye, drink milk, do not, and various fruit names. He is described as being a shy little boy who gets along well with others. Brett loves to sing and imitate animals. Please reach out us at GWCA if you would like to learn more about him!

Meet Jeremy!

This sweet little boy’s name is Jeremy, and he is 6 years old! His file indicates that he was diagnosed with latent spina bifida and post-operative congenital anal atresia. His file is outdated, and GWCA is requesting additional information. At the time his file was made, he was in kindergarten and was able to walk, talk, dress himself, and follow simple instructions. Jeremy has been described as a shy yet active little boy who loves playing outdoors. Please reach out to us at GWCA if you would like to learn more about him!

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Meet Ari!

This precious little girl is two years old. Her file is outdated, and GWCA is working on obtaining updated information. However, it indicates that she was diagnosed with hydrocephalus. She was placed in a foster family when she was one month old, and GWCA is seeking information on her current living situation. Ari was described by her caretaker as being a quiet, little girl with an adorable laugh, who likes listening to music. Her favorite activity is playing outdoors. Please reach out to GWCA if you’d like to learn more about her!

Meet Adrian!

This precious boy is 3 years old! Adrian was diagnosed with a need related to the brain, and his development is delayed compared to his peers. However, he is able to follow simple instructions, such as cooperating when his caretakers dress him and following his bedtime routine. Also, he can walk with assistance by holding on to rails or holding his caretaker’s hand.

Adrian has been described as being very active and optimistic. He loves to play games with other children in the orphanage and likes to dance in his crib. GWCA is currently working on getting updated information about him. Please reach out to us to learn more!

Meet Gabriella!

This sweet little girl is three years old! Her file is currently outdated; however, it indicates she was born with a cleft lip and palate. GWCA is currently working to get an update on her. As an infant, Gabriella was quiet and had a charming smile. She made great strides in her mental and physical development. Gabriella would happily smile and laugh whenever she was held, teased, or listening to music. Please reach out to GWCA to learn more!

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 she has thrived with physical therapy! 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. Erin has a very curious mind and loves to learn. She 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 GWCA!

Meet Jason!

Jason is a sweet boy who recently turned 12 years old. Jason was born deaf but 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 he is very easy 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 the China Home Finding Team 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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5 New Kids on the Block!

Meet Nolan!

This sweet kiddo’s name is Nolan, and he will be 10 years old this November! Nolan has astigmatism in his eyes, but it does not appear to impact his vision or daily life in any way. He is a smart, happy little boy who loves to sing and dance with the other kiddos in the orphanage! He loves to learn and is described by his caregivers as being very independent. His teachers say that he is the best dancer out of all of the kiddos in class! Please reach out to us at GWCA to learn more!

Meet Talia!

This beautiful girl is Talia, and she is 11 years old! Talia was diagnosed with a cyst in her brain, but it does not appear to impact her overall development. Talia is a smart, independent girl who does very well in school! 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 GWCA to learn more!

Meet Milo!

This precious boy’s name is Milo, and he 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. He loves to play sports with the other kiddos in the orphanage, and he is very well loved by his caregivers. Please reach out to us at GWCA to learn more!

Meet Audrey!

This precious little one’s name 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 the GWCA China Home Finding Team to learn more!

Meet Matilda!

Matilda is a precious 8-year-old girl in need of a family to call her own. Matilda was born with a cleft lip and palate that were repaired, as well as clubbed feet that have been corrected over time. She was also born with syndactyly of both of her feet and a need related to her knee development that was corrected with surgery. Her file also indicates that she has differences of sex development, but our staff is currently working to learn more from her orphanage.

Matilda is described by her caregivers as being active, studious, and strong! She has lived in a foster family for several years and has worked very hard in school. She is a bright, happy kiddo who would thrive with access to ongoing education and physical therapy. Despite her needs impacting her leg development, she has excellent range of motion and has made incredible progress in rehabilitation therapy.

She has incredible language ability and can clearly speak in complex sentences. She communicates extremely well with others and can express her thoughts and needs to her caregivers. Matilda is described as a gentle, sweet girl who loves to play outside and loves rag dolls in particular. Her orphanage clearly loves her very much and hopes that she has a happy and healthy life. Please reach out to GWCA to learn more about this amazing kiddo!

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Meet Sage!

Sage is a sweet little girl from China who just recently turned 4 years old. Sage has 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. Sage does not have any mobility delays, and she is a very active child.

Sage 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!

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

Meet Leo!

Leo is a sweet 8 year old boy in need of a family to call his own! Leo was hosted in the United States during the summer of 2016 for a month and has made leaps and bounds since arriving! He has made incredible progress with his muscle strength, learning capacity, and English vocabulary.

He giggles often and has a big belly laugh that has brought a lot of joy to his host family. His host family describes him as incredibly adaptable and resilient. He has been able to adjust to any situation that he is given, and he has an incredible ability to develop trusting relationships with both adults and children. He loves his host brother and has made great connections with parents, grandparents, and neighbors. He is a loving and bright kiddo who has made a lasting impact on everyone he has met!

Leo’s medical need is unclear at this time based on the information provided from his orphanage. CT scans indicate that he has a brain need, but we are unable to get further information without a doctor’s consultation. Please reach out to us at GWCA to discuss this sweet kiddo’s needs further! He is a bright, smart boy who would be a wonderful addition to any family.

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Meet Fiona!

Fiona is a precious little girl from China who is 3 and a half years old! Fiona was born with Down Syndrome, and she seems to be doing well overall. Fiona knows how to walk and is saying some words. She is described as being cute and affectionate.

Although her speech is slightly delayed, communication does not seem to be an obstacle for her. Fiona understands instructions from her caregivers such as “sit down, stand up”, and she can point the position of “nose, eyes, and ears” on someone’s face. Fiona will kiss her caretaker’s face when she is happy.

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

Meet Will!

Will is an amazing 9-year-old boy in need of a home to call his own. When he was brought to the orphanage, he was treated for a cytomegalovirus infection and hepatitis, but since that time he appears to be doing great overall! He has been living with a foster family since 2009 and is described as being very independent and helpful. He loves to assist his foster parents by setting the table, sweeping, and doing other daily chores. He can be very shy when you first meet him, but once he gets to know you he is very active and extroverted!

Will is currently in school and has taken classes in Chinese, math, fine arts, and physical education. He is a very active little boy who loves to run, jump, play sports, and play football! He also loves to paint and draw animals. He does very well in school, and all of his teachers and classmates love him. He is a smart, sweet little boy who would thrive with the love of a family. Please reach out to us at GWCA to learn more about him!

Meet Max!

Max is a precious little boy from China who recently turned 6 years old! Max was born with a clubbed foot, but he 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 Max, please contact the GWCA China Home Finding Team today!

Meet Rory!

**AGING OUT** Rory is a sweet girl from China who is 13 years old. Rory will age out of the China adoption system in May 2018 if she is not adopted before then.

Rory lived with her birth parents until they both died in 2008. Rory then went on to live with her grandmother until she died in 2013. She lived with an aunt and uncle for a while, but when it was discovered that she had HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), she was forced to drop out of school. Rory’s aunt and uncle did not feel they could care for Rory because of her having HIV, so they decided to send her to the orphanage, and they signed off on allowing her to be adopted internationally.

Rory is now living in an orphanage with a program called Aids Care China, so she is receiving the care that she needs for her HIV. She has been taking anti-viral medication since September 2011.

Rory is overall in good physical condition. She is cheerful, sensible, extroverted, responsible, and helps take care of the other children in the orphanage. Rory is in 6th grade in school. She likes to sing, dance, paint and play sports.

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

Meet Caleb!

This precious boy’s name is Caleb, and he is 6 years old! His medical file states that he has autism, but Great Wall is working to learn more about this diagnosis. His caregivers describe him as independent, energetic, and introverted. He loves to play outside and will pull on his caregivers hand to come outside with him! He loves to smile and play with his caregivers. Please reach out to us at GWCA to learn more about Caleb!

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Meet Jude!

Jude is an incredible boy who will be turning 12 this October. He was born with mild cerebral palsy and muscle weakness of his legs, but with hard work and perseverance, he has learned how to walk without assistance! He is a brave, resilient boy who is described by his caregivers as being a child who “never gives up.” He wakes up one hour early every day so that he can practice walking for one kilometer!

He is incredibly intelligent and loves to study hard and learn. Jude is very independent, and he is able to use the bathroom without assistance and care for the younger children in his foster home. He is a sweet, kind, and caring boy who continues to have hope that his family will find him.

Jude is very ambitious and likes to say that he has several dreams that he hopes to accomplish! He wants to be a chef, an astronaut, a bicycle or motorcycle rider, a runner, and a doctor. He also is very hopeful that he will be adopted, saying that he hopes to be able to stay with a family until he is 100 years old. He sometimes becomes sad about the idea that he may not be adopted, and he says that he will “try very hard to be a good man.”

Jude is incredibly empathetic and loving to all caregivers and children he meets. A staff member took him to eat at a restaurant and he became sad, saying that everyone was able to eat at the restaurant except the waitress. He even asked the staff member if the waitress could eat with them! He also told the staff member that he did not want her to spend too much money on him, insisting that he only needed one steamed bun for lunch. He is a very thoughtful and tenderhearted boy who needs to find a family to call his own. Please reach out to us at GWCA to talk more about this incredible kiddo!

Meet Chloe!

This beautiful girl’s name is Chloe! She is 5 years old. Chloe’s file indicates that she may have autism, but GWCA is working hard to receive updated information. She is a sweet, loving girl who is described by her caregivers as being very sunny and active. When she is in an unfamiliar place, she becomes very close to her caregivers, indicating that she has attached very well to them.

She can speak small phrases and express her needs to her caregivers. She can follow simple instructions and loves to listen to music and play with toys. She has excellent fine motor skills and is able to grasp toys and items. She is an amazing girl who would thrive with the consistent care of a family. Please reach out to us at GWCA to learn more!

Click here to watch Chloe’s NEW video!

Meet Peter!

Peter is a precious kiddo who just turned one year old in August! Peter 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 Peter!

Meet Lorelai!

Lorelai is a lovely girl from China who is 11 years old! Lorelai is a healthy girl with no known special needs. Lorelai has many good friends and enjoys spending time with them. She is a generally happy girl with a good temperament.

Lorelai goes to a regular school outside of the orphanage and she has average grades in school. She does not like doing homework, so often times her caregivers have to help her finish it.

Her file is brand new and is from one of GWCA’s orphanage partnerships. If you would like to learn more about Lorelai, please contact the GWCA China Home Finding Team today!

Meet Brandon!

This sweet 9-year old boy’s name is Brandon! Brandon has an extra finger on his right hand, and his left ear is slightly deformed, but he doesn’t appear to have any hearing impairment. He also has severe scoliosis, but he is able to walk without assistance!

Brandon is a kind, shy kiddo who is hoping to have a forever family soon. He was hosted by a family in the United States and had a amazing time! Brandon transitioned incredibly well with his host family and brought them a lot of joy and happiness. He has a sweet, infectious laugh that his host family loved! They describe him as kind, inquisitive, and helpful, saying that he has a very gentle spirit. Please reach out to us at GWCA if you’d like to learn more!

Check out this amazing video of Brandon!

Meet Luna!

Luna is a sweet little girl from China who recently turned 7 years old. Luna has lived with a foster family for most of her life and is very close with her foster mother. She is described as being beautiful and having a happy disposition.

Luna has a congenital cleft soft palate, which has not been repaired, and she is delayed in some areas because of this. She also has a hard time balancing sometimes. 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. Luna has become a very good eater over the years and rarely gets sick. Luna can put on her clothes by herself and can speak in simple words and phrases.

Luna’s physical development has always been delayed compared to other children her age. She does have overall delays, but it is not entirely clear why. Her CT scan came back clear with no abnormalities. If you would like to learn more about Luna, please contact the GWCA China Home Finding Team today!

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