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. Henry, Blake, Leigh, Lacey and Wendy 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 Henry. I am 4 years old and I love playing with blocks! I love making fun faces so everyone knows how I am feeling. My doctor says that I have androgyny and deformed external genitalia, but I am definitely a boy! I love playing outside and believe that I am very smart, I think I am smarter than most of my friends!
My name is Blake. I have a birthday coming up soon and I will be turning 4 years old! Since last summer I have been living with a foster family and this year I started kindergarten. Since I have been diagnosed with Down syndrome and a heart defect I still need daily help from my foster family, but I am trying to do more like a big boy. Even though I am still a little delayed, I can go up and down the stairs all by myself have good basic fine motor skills. I can understand what my foster family says to me but sometimes they cannot understand my words clearly. It can be hard trying to find the words to express myself but I still enjoy playing with the other children. I am always energetic and try to keep a ready smile for the day!
Hi, I’m Leigh! I just turned 5 in October. I came into care when I was just 2 years old. The doctors say that I have cerebral palsy. I get massages every day to help my legs get more flexible. I am able to crawl around and I am working on walking but I am not quite there yet. I am able to follow directions given by my caregivers and I like to play with my friends. My new favorite thing to do is crawl around and get into everything!
Hi, I’m Lacey! I am 7 years old and I am super brave! I have a brain that is underdeveloped and I am a little behind my friends in learning. I was living with a foster family until 2010 and then I came to live at an orphanage. It was hard for me at first, but I have warmed up to my caregivers and I love playing with my friends. I can speak really well, but I have a difficult time reading and writing. I sometimes do not like to study because it is hard but I am learning how to study with my teachers. Playing outside with my friends and dancing are some of my favorite things to do!
Hi, I’m Wendy! I am 7 years old and I love to smile and play with my friends. I have been diagnosed with CHD. The doctors say that I have backflow through my Tricuspid Valve which is causing accelerating speed in my pulmonary artery. Because of this I have some delays in my motor development, but I am working really hard and learning a lot. I can count to 10 and I know a ton of colors. I love to sing and dance and make others smile!