Oh boy, we have so many boys! We try to feature our beautiful boys fairly often because there is such a need for families that are interested in adopting boys. Forty percent of our adoptions from China in 2013 were little boys. We have come a long way to bring these little guys home. However most people don’t realize how many boys are actually waiting. There are over 1200 boys waiting to find their forever families. Many of these boys have very minor needs and may be just a little bit older. It’s a common misconception that there are only girls waiting in China but that idea is far from true. To learn how to bring one of these precious boys home contact Ashley@gwca.org.
Hi, I’m Grady and I am 11 years old! I have been diagnosed with chondrodysplasia dwarfism. I am very active even though my limbs are very short. I am able to walk, run, and go upstairs independently. I don’t go to informal classes due to my size, but I am learning and reciting poems. I know my fruits, animals, and vegetables. I help out my caregivers with the tasks that I am able to. I help to stack chairs and clean the tables. I am able to fully follow directions of my caregivers and communicate all of my wants and needs. Besides the size of my arms and legs, I am healthy!
Hi, I’m Travis and I am 2 years old. I love when my caregivers tell me stories and I can stare at the books. The doctors say that I have cerebral palsy. I am sitting up on my own and standing with a little bit of help. I am not able to walk just yet, but I am working on it! My caregivers say that I am one happy little boy. I love to listen to stories and try to babble. I can put blocks into a cup and bang them together loudly. My favorite toy is my rattle and I love when my caregivers tickle me!
Hi, I’m Andy and I am 3 years old. I am always smiling and great at knowing who my caregivers are! When I was younger, I had a CT scan done of my brain and it shows that I have Left porencephaly. The doctors also have diagnosed me with Cerebral Palsy. I am currently living in a rehabilitation facility to get therapies. I am able to walk with holding onto something, and I can pull myself up independently. I am able to follow instructions, but I am not asking questions yet. My caregivers think it is because I am shy and unsure of my words. However, I can answer questions with gestures and sounds. My caregivers say that my cognitive development seems to be on target and I am doing great!
Hi, I’m Will and I can be a little shy and quiet. When I came into care, I was malnourished and a little small for my age. The orphanage noticed that I was vomiting a lot, so they took me to the doctor and I had a malrotation in my intestines. The doctors did a Ladd procedure and I have been doing well ever since. My left arm does not look like my friend’s arm. I do not have the radius or ulna in my left arm and I have 3 fingers. I can hold a toy and put on my clothes with using this arm. I am currently going to kindergarten and I am doing great in school. I am able to speak in full sentences and ask questions. I am still a little bit smaller than my friends, but it does not slow me down!
Hi! My name is Josh and I am a very active and extroverted boy. I have congenital optic atrophy of both my eyes but I can still track light. I love to play games with my caretakers and I rarely get fussy. I can crawl around and even go in reverse too! I like to sit up and play with toy balls that make sound. It I can hear it I can follow it. I understand simple dialogue and can recognize familiar people by their voice. I am sensitive and happy most of the time. I like to suck on my fingers when I get tired and my favorite thing to do is listen to music.