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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Nearly all of us here at Love Without Boundaries have been touched by adoption in some way, and so we love honoring and celebrating ADOPTION in the month of November! One of our core beliefs is that all children deserve to know the love of a family, regardless of the country in which they were born. We have so much respect for the foster care system in the United States and celebrate when we hear that a child in need of a forever family here in our own country has been adopted! However, our focus is China, and we want to use this month to highlight the thousands of orphaned children living in China, waiting for families to love them.
Tomas just had a birthday and is now eight years old! Like most children, he’s probably very excited to be getting older and growing up. However, we always worry that the older a waiting child gets — especially a boy — the slimmer their chances for finding a permanent family. We hope Tomas’ sweet, shy nature and winning smile will capture a family’s heart soon. Read more.
Six-year-old Daniel continues to amaze us with his interests and his abilities! He most recently has started taking a handicraft class at school where he is learning how to use clay and make origami. He loves this time during school and has been working hard to create new things. 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.
Grace is a little girl full of life!
As a part of our Education program in Hunan since 2012, Grace is known to be very polite and neat at school. Her teachers have seen two years of her enthusiasm and cheerfulness. Now, the hope is that she will bring that to a family through adoption! Read more.
Since entering our Believe in Me school in Liupanshui in 2012, Elaine has made great progress. At the beginning what was most noticeable was her desire to help and understand her new surroundings. Everything was new and different to her, so it took her some time to warm up. She obviously paid close attention and her teachers saw that she was making strides to interact more with others, learn how to verbalize herself and play with the other children. Read more.