ASIA - new children in need of a family

ASIA has the files of the children listed below - all in need of a family! Please visit their blog and contact ASIA for more information.


Waiting Child: Shane
Sex: M
Age: 1 ½

Shane is a smart, determined little boy who knows what he wants. He is shy with strangers, but is affectionate and lovable with his nannies. He has learned how to crawl as fast as lightening, disappearing with toys that he likes faster than his nannies can see! We witnessed his little toy-yanking episodes while we were there and the nannies showed us how smart he is by having him perform. He has also learned how to stand one foot while holding a toy. He learns quickly and his nannies hope for him to be able to find a family that can get him the treatment he needs so he can walk.


Waiting Child: Hogan
Sex: M
Age: 2 Years

Hogan is a mischievous and charming little guy. Although he is deaf, you wouldn’t necessarily know it right away. He is quick to learn and likes to feel music through his body, although he cannot hear it. He likes running back and forth in the room, which we saw, and he also tries to escape, all the while looking back to make sure his nannies are looking! He is quick and grabs toys away from other children. He can throw and catch a ball and he also likes to climb the cubbies in the room. Although he doesn’t speak, he has figured out how to communicate his needs with his nannies so they understand. They use a form of made up sign language, showing how clever he is, as he initiated it.



Waiting Child: Jaci
Sex: F
Age: 1 ½

Jaci’s smile with her cute little dimples light up a room. She is a happy girl who seems to be developmentally on target. Her operation didn’t affect her mobility and she is crawling and walking a few steps and rolling over fast. She laughs whenever her caregivers tell her “good girl.” She is extroverted and loves being with her caregivers, cuddling or teasing them. She has a pair of big bright black eyes and a fair complexion and is very lovely. The Social Welfare Institute reports that her special need seems to be mild.



Waiting Child: Evan
Sex: M
Age: 9 Years

We met Evan on his birthday and he was having a party at his friends’ house. He was pretty distracted, as they were watching a movie and eating. Fei didn’t even notice his differences, and it is indeed hard to tell. He functions normally. Evan attends a private school and initially had some difficulty. Now he is in the 2nd grade. He does not speak clearly with some words, but is very adept at doing arts and crafts, which he enjoys doing in his spare time. He is enthusiastic about helping his foster parents with some chores. He is well behaved, and quick to smile at everyone, which we witnessed. He is a very amiable young boy.


Waiting Child: Lewis
Sex: M
Age: 11

Lewis is a performer! When we met him, he came into the clinic and told one of us that he was coming home with her! Then he proceeded to perform the many poems that he knows. Later he showed us his gymnastics skills and expressed how much he wants to be adopted. This boy is literally dreaming about being adopted—he is not picky about what his family is like, as long as they are in the U.S! Lewis's pictures don't do him justice. In person, he is very handsome, charismatic and sweet. Could your family be the one to make Lewis’ dream come true?


Waiting Child: Jason
Sex: M
Age: 1

Jason is the boy you may have seen on our blog grabbing Marci’s hair. He is a very sick boy who needs help, but despite that, he is a happy little sprite! His only chance to get help is to be adopted by a family in the U.S. that can get him the best care possible. He cannot get his operation in China. Jason is a fighter! He’s amazing and if anyone could survive he can, but he needs several operations. I chose the name Jason because it means Healer, and I truly believe Jason has a chance if he can find a family before his lungs are effected, which at this point, they haven’t been. We’re going to fight for Jason and we, along with his nannies hope that we can find him a family to help him soon! When we visited with him, his sweet nannies begged us to try to find him a family or get him help. We tried our hardest to get him medical help, but it can't be done unless he is adopted. Can you help Jason reach his full potential? With proper medical care, he will make a family very happy. He is truly and enchanting little imp!


Waiting Child: Jeb
Sex: M
Age: 2

Jeb is an adorable, cuddly and sweet little boy. He is always helpful to the nannies, picking up bottles that the other kids throw, or putting all the toys away in a container and giving it to the nannies. When the nannies thank him with a gesture, he hugs them and smiles whenever he is praised. He is a very happy boy. He liked to play peek-a-boo when he was younger, and seems to be developing on track, other than language skills. Jeb needs a family who can open his world up with sign language and help him communicate.


Waiting Child: Balin
Sex: M
Age: 3

Balin loves to be cuddled and play outside. He giggles happily when he is teased. He had trouble moving upon admission as an infant, but he has since made tremendous improvements and is walking, clapping, understanding language, but does not talk much, although he can follow instructions. He can feed himself and help get dressed. Could you be the family to help Balin reach his full potential? With the love and attention a family can provide, there's no telling what he could do!


Waiting Child: Caroline       
Sex: F
Age: 5

Caroline is a very sweet and shy little girl. When we were there she began crying when we had her go into the other room to talk to her and evaluate her, but she was very outgoing in the group, coming right up to me, and even hugging us at times. The only way she was able to calm down individually, was when we pulled her friend in there with her, who was very outgoing. She was then able to calm down and try to answer our questions. She speaks unclearly, but she tries hard. She is able to hold a pen correctly. When we spoke to her teachers in the Half the Sky School, they said that once she got comfortable there, she made big improvements. Caroline needs the love and attention a family can provide to reach her full potential.


Waiting Child: Simon
Sex: M
Age: 3

Simon is a helpful little boy who has met his milestones later than the average child. He is a sweet little boy. When he sees nannies changing diapers, he goes to get clean diapers to help them. He can say a few words and likes to play games with other children. He can point to his body parts, draw a line and likes to imitate words. He likes outdoor activities and musical toys the best. While our OT was there, he could walk normally, climb on the exercise ball and try to get awayJ


Waiting Child: Sherman
Sex: M
Age: 4 Years

Sherman is a happy little dumpling who is always smiling. Fei took a liking to him and he called her “Ayi.”  He gets rehab at the institute and our OT evaluated him while she was there as well. He can speak simple sentences and follow instructions. He knows how old he is He can crawl and walk while holding onto something. He is potty trained and can feed himself. He can play games with other kids and is never slow to smile. During his visit with our OT, he pretended to take a phone call! He knows his body parts and can scribble.Unfortunately, Sherman gets very little stimulation on a daily basis. With the attention and love that a family could provide, there's no doubt he could accomplish much more.


Waiting Child: Yuna
Sex: F
Age: 5

Yuna is a girl who desperately needs a family to teach her sign language and open up a world of communication for her. She loves going to her Half the Sky Class and is very close to her teachers there. She seems to enjoy the stimulation and activities she gets to do there and doesn't want to leave. She is able to communicate through gestures (not sign) with her teachers and she seems to blossom in that class. When we visited her, she was in a room with very little stimulation and other physically handicapped children. She was craving stimulation and trying to find it any way she could. We requested that she be moved to another room and received reports that she is doing better there. With the gift of family and language her world would open up.


Waiting Child: Seely
Sex: M
Age: 3

Seely is quite a determined little character. He is in the Little Sisters program and has made a lot of progress since he was initially found. He is walking and can say several simple phrases. His nannies say that he learned whatever they teach him. He gave Fei kisses and was friendly, curious and inquisitive during our visit. He liked to climb into the little cubbies that were supposed to house toys. He told his nannies that he wanted them to turn on the music so he could dance and he did a cute little jig! He is helpful with younger children, but gets jealous if his favorite nanny holds another baby. He played with a younger child; she pretended to feed him and they both giggled.


Waiting Child: Corey
Age 13 (ages out in February)
Special Need: Hepatitis B

Corey lived with a foster family from the day he was found until 2009 when they were not able to care for him any longer. Corey is in the 6th grade and likes Math and English classes. He likes to play badminton and ping pong for fun. Corey is popular among his classmates and is always willing to help others. He is also popular amongst the younger children at the orphanage, and often leads them in playing games. They call him older brother and like him a lot. He is praised by his teachers as a good and sensible child. He is an intelligent child and is well loved at the orphanage and they hope he can have a happy home. There is a $5000 grant available through ASIA for him.


Waiting Child: Jake
Age 7 Years
Special Need: Mild Cerebral Palsy

Jake is a happy boy who is very social. He has good motor and language skills and takes direction well. Although when there was candy involved, it took a little more negotiation—the boy likes his sweets! He can focus on a task and also transition to other tasks when asked. He likes to be active. He is able to perform self care tasks on his own. Jake would thrive in a family of his own. Every time he saw us he would jump into his superhero poses to show off with his friends.


Waiting Child: Skippy
Age: 8 Years
Special Need: Cerebral Palsy

Skippy is a happy-go-lucky, cheerful and outgoing little boy. He functions quite well with all of his daily living tasks. He can sing songs and name his friends. He is a very friendly little boy who seems to have a very good outlook on life. He is left handed and can draw and write with that hand. He enjoys both gross and fine motor play. Skippy would make a great addition to a family who enjoys laughing and playing together. Skippy and Zeke seem to be very close friends, always together and smiling. He laughed at a picture we showed him of himself several weeks earlier with longer hair.


Waiting Child: Zeke
Age: 9 Years
Special Need: Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus

Zeke is a very polite young boy. When we arrived to talk to him, he pulled over chairs for each of us and said “please sit down.” When I gave him a sticker, he drew a beautiful fish for me. He knows simple math, can write his name and recite poems. He is left handed and his favorite color is red. The ASIA staff taught him some English and he was able to repeat it. Whenever he saw us, he made a point of saying hello. He really wants to be adopted and he would make a great younger brother!


Waiting Child: Lillian
Age: 6 Years
Special Need: Blind

Lillian likes light, music and playing outside. She often presses her eyes with her fingers and shakes her hands in front of her eyes. She can walk on her own, but prefers to hold someone else’s hand for comfort. She can speak and imitates sneezing when her foster mother says “cold.”


For more information, please contact:

Marci Siegel-Kittrell, MSW
Director of Social Services
Associated Services for International Adoption
215 SW Hooker St. #100
Portland, OR 97201
503-224-1860/ Fax: 503-224-1995
marcisk@asiadopt.org
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(Marci's work hours: 7:00am to 11:00 am and 12:00 to 4:00pm, Monday through Friday)

WACAP - 15 new files

WACAP has received the files of 15 children on their agency specific list.

For more information, please email WACAP at ckids@wacap.org or visit WACAP.

CHSFS - new list of Special Focus children

CHSFS is currently looking for families for some very special waiting children, such as a 3 year old girl with Down Syndrome.

CHSFS received a new list of Special Focus children last week that is posted on a password protected photolisting. For more information on their program and the children that they have listed on their website, you can contact them here or call 800-952-9302.

Lifeline: Families Needed

Lifeline is looking for families for these very special boys. Lifeline has a unique program to place children from one particular orphanage in China: Maoming Kids. For more information on their program or any of these precious boys, email them at lifeline@lifelineadoption.org or call 205.967.0811.

Bryce - has been matched!
available 9/9/11
Male, Age 18 months
Developmental Delay
Families currently logged-in to the CCCWA through Lifeline needed
Brandon
available 9/9/11
Male, Age 20 months Speech Delay
Families currently logged-in to the CCCWA through Lifeline needed
Brennan
available 9/9/11
Male, Age 3 Right Hand & Left Ear Deformity
special focus child
Bobby
available 9/9/11
Male, Age 20 months Heart Condition
Families currently logged-in to the CCCWA through Lifeline needed

William waits...

William waits for his family.

He was born in June 2000 and was taken to the orphanage in August of 2001. William has been in foster care since November 2005 until now. William is obviously a very handsome and serious young fellow. He is described as a very good student who especially loves Chinese writing and composition, math and reading.

Read more details about William on An Orphan's Wish website.

WACAP is offering a $4200 promise child grant for the adoption of this child by an eligible family. He is listed as XRM.JXQ0600.01 on the WACAP waiting children website. For questions or more information, please email WACAP at ckids@wacap.org or visit WACAP.



William - Waiting For A Family from An Orphans Wish on Vimeo.



An Orphan's Wish is advocating for William because, although he is not currently in the care of An Orphan’s Wish, he was treated several years ago by their team before the House of Love was established. William still has a place in their hearts and they hope to help him find his Forever Family.

WACAP - three-year old girls with grants available


From WACAP:

We are looking for adoptive families for 3 three-year old girls with medical needs. These girls are part of a Special Focus group - so there is more opportunity for exceptions if you don’t meet all the requirements to adopt from China.

WACAP is a non-profit adoption agency.

There is no obligation or fees to review these girls' files. For an instant password to see their photos go to www.wacap.org and select waiting child.

Gender: Female
Date of Birth 10/01/2008
Continent: Asia
ID: JH6.ZDX.1008.32091.01

This child is part of the Special Focus program. Her head leans to the right which the caregiver states is due to a problem with the muscles in her neck when she was born. She has not received surgery for her heart condition, and the doctor indicated surgery is not planned. It is thought that she has a chromosomal syndrome as well. She can eat and walk by herself, but she needs some help with self care. She is trying to learn how to speak, but she can’t speak yet. She likes to watch cartoons and play with toys and games with other kids. She gets along with other kids, but she gets sad if another child takes her toys. Her favorite toys are blocks. She is curious and understands directions. There is a $4200 Promise Child grant for eligible families for this adoption.


Gender: Female
Date of Birth: 09/01/2008
Continent: Asia
ID: SP.FAZ.0908.32306.01

This child is a part of the Special Focus Program. She is a sweet little girl. Her caregivers say that she’s very smiley when she’s happy. She has cerebral palsy – the orphanage doctor felt that it was probably moderate to severe. She isn’t able to walk well, but she can stand up when holding onto something. She’s able to sit alone and she can feed herself. When she is on the floor, she can push herself backwards. Typically, the nannies report that she doesn’t say anything, though she can call “mama.” She babbles to herself sometimes. The orphanage staff noted that her speech is delayed for her age. She’s able to pass toys from one hand to another. A volunteer doctor at the orphanage noted that she holds both hands in fists, but more so on the left than the right. Her head circumference was 46 cm. We observed that her arms and legs appeared to be quite stiff. The volunteer doctor noted that she probably has spastic quadriplegic moderate cerebral palsy. She may also be cognitively delayed. She desperately needs a family to help her reach her highest potential. This child is listed with WACAP through a special partnership project with his/her orphanage. At this time, his/her file is not eligible to be transferred to a different agency.  There is a $4,200 Promise Child grant for eligible families for this adoption.


Gender: Female
Date of Birth: 03/01/2008
Continent: Asia
ID: XRF.FXY.0308.32035.01

She gave us a little wave when we met her.  Her caregivers say that she can say simple words.  She’s a charming little girl with a high, quiet voice.  Though her caregivers say that she can crawl, she prefers scooting around on her bottom. She has some limb differences that affect her legs, but her hands and arms are not affected.  She can put food in her mouth with her hands.  She appears to be small for her age.  She is able to cooperate with dressing, but she can’t dress on her own.  When her caregivers hold her up at a sink, she is able to wash her hands on her own.  She’s able to hold on to a pen and scribble.  She enjoys eating sausages.  She is able to build a tower of three blocks.  The caregivers say that they believe her mental development is normal. She has a number of skeletal anomalies.

Please contact FamilyFinders@wacap.org for more information. And be sure to ask about further financial aid including private adoption grants you can apply for.

WACAP - two-year old girls with grants available

From WACAP:

We are looking for adoptive families for 5 two-year old girls with medical needs. These girls are part of a Special Focus group - so there is more opportunity for exceptions if you don’t meet all the requirements to adopt from China.

WACAP is a non-profit adoption agency.

There is no obligation or fees to review these 2 year old girls files. For an instant password to see their photos go to www.wacap.org and select waiting child.

Gender: Female
Date of Birth 10/01/2009
Continent: Asia
ID: WGJ1009.32267.01 

This 2 year old girl likes to be cuddled and has a ready smile. Though she cannot see people or objects clearly, she can wave, shake her head, say hello, good bye, mother, father, grandmother and thank you. She has normal physical and motor development. She has a routine schedule and is a deep sleeper. Her favorite toy is a doll. There is a $4200 Promise Child grant for eligible families for this adoption.

Gender: Female
Date of Birth: 07/01/2009
Continent: Asia
ID: SP.FAH.0709.32307.01 

This 2 year old girl is a pretty little girl who gave us big smiles when the camera flash went off. Her caregivers report that she is blind, but can see a little bit. Based on her smiles and giggles when the camera flash went off, it appears that she can see light. Her caregivers say that she is able to roll over and can play on her stomach. She can hold her head up well. Her eyes rove around with jerky movements. Her development is delayed. From what the orphanage staff shared with us, it sounds as though she spends most of her time in her crib and so it is quite possible that some of her delays are from institutionalization. Her head circumference is 41 ½ cm. She needs a family who will give her the attention she needs and deserves and help her reach her full potential. This child is listed with WACAP through a special partnership project with her orphanage. At this time, her file is not eligible to be transferred to a different agency. There is a $4,200 Promise Child grant for eligible families for this adoption.

Gender: Female
Date of Birth: 08/01/2009
Continent: Asia
ID: XRF.ZYC.0809.32169.01 

This 2 year old girl is described as a quiet, beautiful girl with a ready smile. Though described as shy and introverted, she is good at communicating with others and likes staying with people. Her limbs are well developed and she is able to control them but she cannot sit alone, stand, crawl or walk. She likes to look at herself in the mirror. She is fond of listening to music, her favorite activity is playing patty-cake and her favorite toy is a soft blanket. 


Gender: Female
Date of Birth: 05/01/2009
Continent: Asia
ID: XRF.WTE.0509.32174.01 

This 2 year old girl is a bright and capable young girl who can speak in phrases of 3 – 5 words and is known to have a good memory. She is generally healthy but her skin is very sensitive and has multiple nevi. She has good motor development and likes to play outdoors. She also has a good appetite but is not fond of sweets.

Gender: Female
Date of Birth: 04/01/2009
Continent: Asia
ID: XRF.FXH.0409.31227.01 

This 2 year old girl when called or sweetly teased she will giggle. She likes to play peek-a-boo and is able to move her hands and legs easily when lying down. She has hydrocephalus and has some trouble holding her head up therefore she cannot sit without help, stand alone or hold things. She is in recovery therapy and she seems to like her treatment times. There is a $2200 Promise Child grant for eligible families for this adoption. 


Please ask about further financial aid including private adoption grants you can apply for. 

Contact Lynne Mason Ph.D | WACAP Research and Recruitment Manager | (f) 206.575.4148 | FamilyFinders@wacap.org or Ckids@wacap.org