Currently, 75% of the children waiting to be adopted from China are boys, a fact which surprises many people just learning about orphaned children in China. However, today we want to showcase our waiting girls, ranging in age from 12 to 8 years of age. Please take a look at these beautiful faces and click on the link to read more about them! Read more.
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Rarely do you meet someone who appears to exude pure light and joy. Last week, my colleague Kate Finco and I had the amazing experience of meeting a young man who did just that. Adam, a seven-year-old student from our Lanzhou Believe In Me School, absolutely stole our hearts! We just couldn’t get over the very big presence of this little guy. When we found out his adoption file is on the shared list, we couldn’t wait to share our impressions of him in the hope that his family will find him soon. Read more.
Joseph from Jinjiang, age 11
October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month, and so we can’t miss this opportunity to sing the praises of our wonderful children with Down Syndrome who wait for adoption! Our hope for each and every one is a permanent, loving family who will celebrate them for who they are and the wonderful joy they can bring to life. Read more.
Many of us have ideas in our head about what adoption from China looks like. These ideas have likely been influenced by media (i.e., the 2005 film, “China’s Lost Girls”), press (covering China’s one-child policy), friends, family, and maybe even our own experiences.
Being a twelve-year old boy on the shared list of children waiting for adoption is not easy. These boys are often overlooked as potential adoptive parents are looking for children who are younger. Michael is the oldest boy in our programs waiting to be chosen by a family, and we wanted to feature him again today to let everyone know this wonderful boy is still waiting!
Michael is a twelve-year old student in our Education program in Chenzhou, Hunan. As you can see from these photos, he has a sunken right eye. What you can’t see is that he also he is a considerate boy with a big heart! Read more.
We are huge fans of the boys in our programs, and it breaks our hearts when we see boys who have been waiting for families for entirely too long. It seems like ages now that we have been hearing that the shared list of waiting child files has consisted of 75% boys and 25% girls. (The shared list is accessible to all agencies with a China Waiting Child adoption program.) No one seems to be able explain why families wanting to adopt are primarily interested in bringing girls into their families, but the fact remains that approximately 3/4 of the children from China who wait for adoption are boys. Read more.
When there are so many children who are waiting to be matched with families each day, it is not uncommon for a child to be looked over a few times before the perfect family for them finally finds them. Michael and Daisy are two such children. They have been waiting on the shared list for some time now and are currently in our education program in Chenzhou. We are so excited to be able to share the news that their orphanage has agreed to WAIVE their orphanage donation fee for any families interested in adopting these children!
Daisy is nine years old. This little flower is full of self-esteem and independence. Her confidence radiates as she performs, and she immediately volunteers herself to be chosen to be in activities or performances at her special needs school. Read more.
Friends and supporters of LWB often ask us if the children we feature on our website or social media are eligible for adoption. While LWB isn’t directly involved in the adoption process, many of the orphanages we work with do participate in international adoptions. So we do know a little something about the basic procedures involved in registering a child for adoption in China.
Pearl, who is waiting on the Shared List
For those who may be wondering about all of these different steps in adoption registration in China, we have included an outline below. Read more.
When we pulled up to visit Niamh and her foster sister several weeks ago, we were greeted on the street by Niamh and her beloved foster grandpa. In October, Niamh, who has Down Syndrome, turned eight years old. She wasn’t walking until very recently, and she was so proud to take her grandpa’s hand and march us down the block to her home! Read more.