New Kids on the Block

We’ve added 7 new kids to our Waiting Child photo listing this week! If you’re interested in learning more about any of these kiddos or viewing their files, contact our China matching specialists or visit our photo listing today!

Everett

EverettEverett is an adorable 3 year old! He has a urogenital need but it doesn’t seem to impact his daily life. His file was prepared in May of 2015 and at that time he could walk steadily with holding and independently for short distances. He was mimicking adult’s actions and words and could recognize familiar objects and people. He is described as being open minded and adorable! He gets along very well with other children and loves to play games. His favorite activity is being outside. Everett had some delayed physical development when he was about a year old but went through some extensive rehabilitation training which helped him overcome these obstacles. After training he could sit up alone, crawl, stand and walk for short distances. GWCA is currently asking for some updated information on him. Contact one of our matching specialists if you’d like to review his file!

Bronx

bronxBronx is a sweet little boy from China that is about to turn 4 years old. Bronx seems to be healthy physically and is just developmentally delayed. He had an IQ test when he was younger that ranked him lower on IQ, but we have found from experience that many of those tests are inaccurate because they do not take into account that a child is going to have institutional delays from growing up in an orphanage. So whenever there is an IQ test in a child’s file, we suggest taking it with a grain of salt. However the testers did say that he might have autism, but again that is something that may or may not be completely accurate based on the testing.

Based on what is in this child’s file, he seems to have the same basic delays as other children his age who have grown up in an orphanage. He is a bit more delayed in his social skills, including how to play with others, but again that is to be expected with a child growing up in an orphanage. Many children lack the skills to play well with other children because no one has taught them how to share or how to play constructively with other children. Often times children in orphanages have very few toys, so sharing can be hard for children in orphanages and so they can tend to play by themselves so no one takes their toys.

Bronx likes to play outdoors and is quite active. He likes to look at books and newspapers and pretends to be reading them. He speaks several words and short phrases. His caretakers say that he will say “Good Morning, teacher” when they come into a room. Bronx likes to listen to music and claps his hands when listening to children’s songs. Bronx goes to school in the orphanage and his teacher’s say that he is making progress in learning every day and that he is a happy boy.

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

Adeline

Adeline

Adeline is an adorable little girl from China that is 5 and a half years old. Adeline has cerebral palsy but she seems to be doing very well in terms of her gross motor skills such as walking. Adeline is consistently improving her fine motor skills such as changing playing with toys, changing her own clothes and feeding herself. Adeline likes to play with blocks and stuffed animals, and she likes playing games with other children, especially chasing games.

Adeline is delayed in her speech abilities, but she does understand what people are telling her and can follow instructions given by her caretakers. She makes strong eye contact with others and can show what she wants by making sounds. It is likely that her speech delays are due to muscle tightness in her facial muscles due to her cerebral palsy, so she will probably need speech therapy when she is adopted. Adeline can wave hello and goodbye to people when they come into a room, and she will blow kisses to others. Adeline could probably have an amazing life if adopted by a loving, forever family in the United States. There are so many more opportunities her in the U.S. that she will never have in China as an orphan.

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

Nova

Nova

Nova is a cute little girl from China that is 4 and a half years old. Nova has cerebral palsy so she has higher muscular tension in her legs and she has clubbed feet. However, after rehabilitation, she can now sit up by herself and walk! She has strong attachments to her foster parents and she enjoys being with her foster mother when she is doing chores around the house. Nova is more quiet and introverted. She doesn’t talk in full sentences, but can say some simple words, and she will turn and look at you when you call her by name.

Nova’s file doesn’t have a lot of information in it about Nova’s personality, likes or dislikes, so we will try to get more updated information on her soon.

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

Luke

Luke - HostingLuke is a darling 6-year old boy who is currently in the United States through our Summer Hosting program! Luke has a hairy nevus on his back, but overall he is doing extremely well. Luke is an active, playful kiddo who loves to play sports! He loves playing with other kiddos and likes to do arts and crafts. His host mom says he’s doing a great job with bonding and attachment! Please reach out to Great Wall if you’d like to learn more!

Fu Yi

Fu YiMeet Fu Yi, a beautiful 5-year old girl with Down Syndrome! She is currently being hosted in the United States and has thrived since arriving with her host family. Her medical file indicates that she has a congenital heart defect, but after going to a cardiologist we’ve discovered that her heart is extremely healthy! She has a bright spirit and brings joy to everyone she meets. She has had an amazing time with her host parents and siblings! Her host family’s Facebook page about her can be found here: Loman Adoption: https://www.facebook.com/LomanAdoption/ Please reach out to Great Wall if you’d like to learn more!

Brooklyn

BrooklynPLBrooklyn is a cute little girl from China that just turned 3 years old. Brooklyn has Down’s Syndrome and seems to be doing very well. Brooklyn is walking and likes to dance when music is on. She will wave “hi” and “goodbye” when people leave and enter the room. She likes looking in the mirror and kissing her reflection. She has good fine motor skills and can pick up small objects like candy, hairpins and breadcrumbs. She is speaking simple words and understands and follows simple instructions by caretakers. She likes to be around people and is very active and cheerful. She likes to hold other children’s hands when she plays with them. She is getting some special education in an orphanage class. She likes being cuddled by her caregivers.

You can contact the China Home Finding Team at Great Wall if you would like to learn more about adopting Brooklyn. We hope we are able to find Brooklyn her Forever Family soon!
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jonathanJonathan is an incredible 13 year old boy who is in danger of aging out next year on his 14th birthday. Please share his story to help us find him the loving family he deserves as soon as possible!

Jonathan is deaf in both ears, however, he’s able to communicate well using both writing and hand gestures. His teachers say that he’s very helpful around the classroom and always does very well in school. Jonathan’s cognitive and mobile development are right on target, and he’s able to write up to 40 different words in English! He loves sports, and is great at jump rope, ping-pong and badminton.

Visit GWCA’s Waiting Child photo listing today to request Jonathan’s file!

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