Adoption Update

The most up-to-date adoption news

New Waiting Children Listed.

Last week I was assigned new children that I have the honor of advocating for and my oh my how special each of them are! Please read about these deserving children!

Meet Ryan! DOB 6/2009. He has a right anterior archanoid cyst and a weak left leg. His physical and mental development is delayed, but he is capable of learning! He can move independently, walking, jogging, up and down stairs but his movement is a little abnormal. He can do simple things like moving chairs, feeding himself, play games, dress himself, use the toilet and fold clothes. He is capable of doing so much more if he gets the attention he needs! There are three videos available of Ryan for interested families. They highlight how intelligent he is and his potential to be amazing!

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Molly is a sweet and playful girl. Her DOB is 3/2004. Molly can sit, stand and walk, jump, run and go up and down stairs independently. She can make movements with teacher’s guidance. Regarding language development, she can communicate with nannies and teachers. She get’s along well with other children and likes to help others. She is able to play with toys, clap hands and dance with music, and participate in outdoor activities. Molly’s special need is mental retardation. Give her a chance. Look at her file!

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Cody is ready to come home! His DOB is 12/2007. He has CHD. He is described as a very happy child. He has waited far too long. He could truly blossom with a family of his own. Cody had heart surgery on December 3, 2013. He can have simple communication with adults and likes to imitate. He can recite simple Chinese poems and can recognize some colors. He can stand, walk and jump. Since he just had surgery he has to take it slow. He likes to swing, slide and play with toys. He is friendly, likes to be with his teachers and plays well with the other children.

 

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Olivia has a $2000 grant! Her DOB is 3/2007. She has DS. She is described as restless and brave. She likes to dance and she is able to focus on activities like stringing beads and coloring worksheets. She is a confident girl! She needs a family!

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Each of these waiting children are listed with Across The World Adoptions. You can find more info about them and other waiting children at www.atwatogether.org.

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March 3, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

Grants Available for Waiting Children

Each of the following children have $2000 adoption grants available to them through ATWA (www.atwakids.org)! Please consider making these children your own and sharing their stories with everyone you know. Let’s work together to find families for each of these children.

First we have Noah. A baby boy born 3/2012 with DS.

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The second child that has received a $2000 grant is Ana. Ana is so sweet. Her DOB is 1/2011. Her special need is post op spina bifida. She has no use of her lower limbs and is incontinent. Ana is very healthy and a video is available of her if you are interested.

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Our third child who has received an adoption grant of $2000 is Benjamin. Let’s get real honest here, the only reason Benjamin is waiting is because he is a boy. He is healthy! His DOB is 5/2010 and he is post op CL/CP. Bring him home!

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All of these children are designated to Across the World Adoptions. You can learn more about them at http://www.atwatogether .org

February 10, 2014 Posted by | adoption, adoption website, International Adoption | , , | Leave a comment

Adoption Advocacy

After a long hiatus I am beginning to blog again. 2013 was quite a year for my family as we brought our son home from China. We have been so blessed by his presence in our home and things are going very smoothly.  I am ready to begin to do some child advocating on this blog as well as regular adoption update material.

Every child deserves a family and I am happy to present to you these four deserving children in need of a family this year. Please take a few minutes to read about them and consider them for your family. They are all in China and they are all waiting on someone to make them their own.

Benjamin – Age 3 DOB 5/2010

Special Need – Post Op Bilateral CL/CP

He has no other health concerns other than some delayed speech due to his CL/CP surgery. What a cutie!

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Ana – Age 3 DOB 1/2011

Special Need: Post-op Spina Bifida, Left Pyelectasis

She is so beautiful. She is healthy, her skin literally glows and she has the most gorgeous eyes. A video is available.

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Chandler – Age 5 years old. DOB 1/2009

Special Need: Down Syndrome

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Peter – Age 5 years old DOB: 6/2009

Special Need: Down Syndrome, Polydactyl of right hand, Nystagmus

Peter is said to be a little delayed compared to his peers, he is a quiet boy who gets along well with others and enjoys playing outside.

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All of these children are designated to Across The World Adoptions in CA. You can find out more information about them at contact@atwatogether.org

January 22, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Aging Out

What does it mean to age out? I was a guest blogger at Love Without Boundaries today. Head on over and read it, share it, pin it, spread it. These stories need to be told. It is up to us to tell them. 

May 17, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

Adoption Advocacy Alert! This Boy needs a home!

******Breaking new regarding Matthew********
Here is the deal, if Matthew does not have a completed adoption by mid September 2013, he will not be able to be adopted EVER. The Chinese government rules that once a child turns 14, they are never allowed to be adopted. The orphan status will follow him around for the rest of his life. The orphan status will make it difficult for him to be accepted into a school, get a job, finding housing, live a normal life. So, to help change his life Reese’s Rainbow has added him to their organization. You can donate towards an adoption grant on his behalf which will in turn help a family who wants to adopt him afford the adoption fees. If we pull together we can help Matthew! Let’s do this! Spread the word to everyone you know and help find Matthew his family.
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My heart has been captured by this young man. He lives in the Henan Province in China. He lives in an orphanage. He is 13 years old and will turn 14 in September. When he turns 14, he will age out and will no longer be able to be adopted by any family. I want to spread the word about this handsome, happy young man who would bring joy to any family, anywhere. There are several blog posts written about him. Please take a few minutes to read them and see if you might be his family. Here is one. Here is another one.  And another.  Finally, this one. The last one will require you to scroll down until you get to his post. Please share his story. Help him to find love. If you have questions and concerns about an older child adoption, read this blog post. It is helpful. I have hope that something will happen for him. 

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May 7, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | 1 Comment