The orphan crisis for children with Down syndrome and other special needs crosses every political and continental border, extending through the countries of Asia. Although many reside in foster homes, they are still discarded and need a forever family of their own.
China, Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand, and the Philippines all do an outstanding job of documenting each child’s social history, as well as providing thorough medical history and updates for potential adoptive families. The process to adopt in these countries is very straightforward and predictable. We have outstanding agency partners serving these children. Length of travel and other requirements have been markedly relaxed over the last year, and even allow for single moms and larger families to adopt.
Despite all of these positive features, our Asian children are often the last to be chosen. Please help us raise awareness and find adoptive families for them!