Our China matching specialists have recently received several updates for Waiting Children that we’re currently advocating for. These updates help provide families with information on the children’s development, needs and personalities, which can play a crucial role in helping families decide whether or not they’re ready to move forward with adoption.
If you’re interested in learning how you can be matched with one of these kiddos, contact our China matching specialists or visit our China Waiting Child photo listing to see all of our other Waiting Children!
Matthew is an adorable 4-year old boy looking for a forever family! He was born with anal atresia, but since having surgery he seems to be doing very well. He is currently living with a foster family and appears to be doing great developmentally. He loves to run, draw and count. Matthew is said to be sociable, considerate and well behaved. When his foster mother asks him to do something, he eagerly accepts. Matthew loves being active and assisting his caretakers. His foster mom says he gets along very well with his foster brother and is great at sharing his toys and snacks. He has quite the sense of humor and is always laughing! His caretakers describe him as being very optimistic and active. Please reach out to Great Wall if you’d like to learn more!
Bronx 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 his Forever Family soon!
Eddie is an adorable kiddo who just turned 4 years old! His medical file indicates that he has an extra digit on both of his feet. GWCA is currently trying to determine whether or not he has additional needs. Eddie can walk on his own and he doesn’t have any mobility delays. He can follow simple instructions and express himself clearly. He is cooperative with his caretakers and responds to other’s instructions well. Eddie is described as being an energetic kiddo who is always smiley! Contact GWCA if you’d like to review his file!
Jasper is a cute little guy that is 4 years old! He has limb differences of his hands and feet but his file suggests that this doesn’t affect his mobility. Jasper is described as being a curious kiddo who always wants to learn more about his environment. He is smiley and active and loves to be teased! He can walk independently but is sometimes a little unstable. Jasper’s file is outdated so we are working on getting some updated information on him. Contact Great Wall if you are interested in learning more about him!
Maeve is a cutie who just turned 3 years old! Her file was prepared about a year ago and it indicates she was born with a meningocele and hydrocephalus. GWCA has received an update on her file and her caregivers indicated that she has had surgery for both her meningocele and hydrocephalus! She needs assistance with her mobility but her cognitive skills are on target for children her age. Maeve can speak clearly and express her needs! She can imitate what adults are saying and can understand what is being said to her. She loves reading books and turning the pages to show her caretakers all of the pictures! Maeve can crawl and walk with her hands holding onto handrails. She is described as being a talkative and active kiddo! If you’d like more information on Maeve, please contact one of our matching specialists!
This adorable kiddo’s name is Max! He will be turning 2 years old this November. He has been diagnosed with Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy. He also has a hemangioma on his upper lip. He is a sweet kiddo who is extremely affectionate towards his caregivers! He seems to be doing well with his mobility development and is able to lift himself up, stand without assistance, and grasp small toys. He loves to listen to dance along to music and loves to play games with his caregivers. If you’d like to learn more about Max, please reach out to Great Wall!
Milo is an great kiddo who is 5 and a half years old! He is considered to have some hearing loss, but he can hear enough to where if you call his name he will turn toward you. Milo is described as being very active and playful! He loves to play hide-and-seek with his caretaker and playing on the swings. His file indicates that he has normal physical development and his language delays are largely due to his hearing loss. Milo seems to be a pretty happy kiddo who is developing well!
You can contact the China Home Finding Team to learn more about Milo!
Fiona is a precious little one who is about to turn 3 years old! She was born with Down’s Syndrome and a heart defect known as a PFO. When she was 1 years old, she would sit up on her own, crawl and babble. At the age of 18 months she could stand up with a little support and was babbling and saying simple words. Fiona has been receiving rehabilitation services and she seems to be doing great! She is walking for longer distances while holding onto some support. Fiona is described as being compliant, cute and affectionate. Although her speech is slightly delayed, communication does not seem to be an obstacle for her. Contact one of our matching specialists today if you’d like to learn more about Fiona!
You can contact the China Home Finding Team at (512)323-9595 if you would like to learn more about adopting Fiona. We hope we are able to find Fiona her Forever Family soon!