This week’s featured children are ready for the best Christmas present ever, a forever family! Whether or not these children are destined to be your child or not, they belong to a family and we want your help to find that home for them. Mindy, Kyler, Lexi, Danny and Rachel are all beautiful children in our China Waiting Child program. They are anxiously awaiting their forever homes! Take a second to read their stories, and if you would like to learn how to bring them home contact Jessie@gwca.org or go check out our Photo Listings to view other waiting children.
Hi! My name is Mindy and I am 7 years old. My doctors tell me that I have hypothyroidism so I have to take medicine three times a day. My foster family is supportive and we get along well with each other. Others say that I am an outgoing and active girl with vibrant facial expressions. I really enjoy getting to help others and always stand up for kids who are bullied. I am good about asking questions on things I do not understand but I have a hard time with my memory. I cannot always remember colors and numbers get confusing too. I am working hard on remembering everything I learn. For fun, I like to ride my bike, play in the sand, and do exercises in the mornings.
Hi, I’m Kyler! I am 3 years old and super cute. I can be spoiled but I am close with my caretakers. In April 2013, I had a big surgery called a “right double-way Glenn operation.” My doctors say that I have a complex heart defect: transposition of the great arteries, pulmonary stensosis, and an ASD and VSD. My doctors told me that I am a brave boy but I will need to have another operation next year. I can be quite talkative but when I get around strangers I become shy. I like getting to play with the other children but since I have a big heart problem, I cannot go to school with my friends. I hope I can get better soon so that I can do more since I like to be active!
I’m Lexi and I am 11 years old. I am a very outgoing girl and I get along well with the other children. My doctors say that I have mild exotropia and I have a 2cm hemangioma on my chest. I am studying in the kindergarten class in the orphanage since I am a bit behind my friends. I think it’s because I have a bad memory but I am working hard to catch up. My teacher even helps me recite Tang poetry so that I can catch up. My foster mother also helps me with my homework and I am trying to get better at expressing myself and communicating with adults. I don’t always understand their questions and sometimes they don’t understand mine. I am a big helper with the house chores and I am getting along well with my foster family.
Hi, I am Danny! I just turned 13, after next August if I have not found my forever family I will no longer be eligible for adoption. I was brought to the middle school in my city when I was 10 years old. Because I cannot hear I live with a foster family. The doctors say I have Hepatitis B, but it doesn’t bother me. I go to a special school away from home. I understand some sign language and can read lips. I have adapted to my new family setting and consider myself to be very clever, obstinate and outgoing. My passion is drawing, see some of my artwork below!
Hi, I’m Rachel! I am 7 years old and I love to listen, play, and groove to the music! I have Cerebral Palsy and it makes my left hand a little stiff, but it doesn’t stop me from doing anything. I can dress myself, pick up my room, and play just like my friends. When I was first learning to talk, I had some trouble getting all my words out. Now, I can sing and I can tell my caregivers what I need. Sometimes I get frustrated when I cannot think of a word. In school, I know all my shapes and colors, but I am still trying to learn to read Chinese Characters. At the orphanage I love to play with my toys, and I especially love the toys that make me dance. My teachers say that I am very talkative and have a great smile!
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China | 3 years old | Girl
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!