Five-year-old Bobby from our Sanmenxia foster care program is still “Brimming With Imagination” (see his past blog) — but he is also brimming with courage! We hope you’ll take a moment to read about this wonderful boy who is waiting to be chosen by a family. Read more.
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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.
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.
Pearl is, like her namesake, beautiful, rare, and precious.
And very much like a pearl, she is a hidden treasure of the Waiting Children Program. Six years old, Pearl is living with a loving foster care family in Guizhou, but she is still waiting patiently for a family to call her own. Read more.