has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!
Nolin has a $1500 agency specific grant from his current agency.
Nolin has a $1500 agency specific grant from his current agency.
Update August 2020: Noah is an active participant in the daily circle time in his family and attends the in-house kindergarten classes most days of the week. His favorite activities at kindergarten are cooking, music and learning about animals. He loves playing with instruments such as the keyboard, xylophone and tambourine. He at times has difficulty with focus, but can be totally immersed when playing with his favorite toys.
Noah enjoys playing outside particularly ball games, going to the playground, swimming and splashing in the pool. He also likes to dance! He has a good memory and is able to learn different action songs. Noah is a charming little boy who enjoys making funny faces and communicating with others. Noah interacts well with people and is comfortable with his caregivers and brothers. He is able to use single words like “baba” and “mama” to communicate.
Noah is continuing to develop new self-care skills. He is not yet toilet trained, however, is able to feed himself independently with a spoon. With some help from a caregiver, he is able to brush his teeth and wash his face and hands. Noah is a sweet natured, active little boy who likes to explore the world around him. His cheerful nature brings so much joy to all who know and love him.
Nathaniel lives in a small group home, and is making great progress. Other pictures and additional information are available, for interested families.
A specific adoption agency is currently offering a grant of $1500 towards his adoption.
The agency who currently holds Natalya’s file is offering a $4000 grant.
Nate’s current adoption agency is offering a $5,000 grant towards his adoption.
Agency staff met Nashville in November 2017 and said he is very ticklish! He responded to voices, turned to locate sounds and could follow a moving object with his eyes. He could search for dropped items, build a tower with blocks and play games like patty cake. He could laugh, imitate words and vocalize sounds like “mama.” Nashville was able to hold a crayon and scribble on paper, throw a ball, run and jump. He lives with a foster family and had 2 foster siblings in his home. Caretakers said he eats well and is very playful. They hope he will find a family to love him.
Update January 2021: Naomi is generally healthy. She is doing great with potty training, with adult reminders. She has strong a character and likes to be praised; she is well behaved and obedient. She has good gross and fine motor skills! She has received pre-school education at the orphanage. Naomi has been living in a foster family at the orphanage. She is attached to her foster mother. She cares for others and reaches her hands to touch your face. She gets along with other kids and adults. She likes to play with other kids. Naomi isn’t speaking yet, but she follows directions and dresses herself. She is not picky about food and she will eat everything. Naomi enjoys playing outside!
She gives thumbs ups, is speaking a few simple words, and blows kisses. She needs help getting dressed, but puts on her own shoes. She has started potty training. She is good at imitating and her caregivers describe her as sweet and engaging.
Nancy needs a family of her own. Anyone’s life would be brighter with Nancy’s hugs in it! Additional information and photos can be found in this blog post.
Nanne is an especially cute child. Everyone really likes him. We all hope that he will quickly find a loving home where he can enjoy the love of a father and a mother, have a happy childhood, and a beautiful future. We are convinced that he will bring his future family a great deal of happiness and blessings.
He likes to sit in his walker and to walk by holding onto the chair. He is afraid of plush toys and dolls. He does not like deep colored things and he will not touch them. He does not like to eat chocolate cake, but he does like chewy snacks like crackers and he also likes to eat apples. Moses likes to ride the rocking horse the best. When he is tired of rocking, he will look at you and if you rock the horse for him, he will laugh happily. He has a strong imitating ability. All he needs now is for his family to see him and bring him home!
*** Additional $5,000 grant available from a specific agency. ***”
Nadia is described as a quiet child, and I love this picture of her looking at books! Doesn’t she just look too sweet? This little sweetie needs a family! Could she be your daughter?
There is a $3000 grant available toward the cost of Morgan’s adoption through his current agency.
There is a $1,000 agency grant for Mila’s adoption with a specific adoption agency.
There is a $1,000 agency grant for Mickey’s adoption with his current adoption agency.
Memphis has a $1,000 agency grant for his adoption with his current adoption agency.
In May 2018 it was reported that she could walk and run on her own. She used a spoon to feed herself, could follow simple instructions and could play with toys alone. Her intelligence was said to be delayed and although she couldn’t yet speak in full sentences she could say simple words like, “thank you” and understood other people.
Update & video available from 2019: Meghan is said to be an active and cute girl who likes posing for pictures! She enjoys going out to play and interacting with other children. She can kick and bounce a ball, walk freely, feed and dress herself, dance, sing, and string beads. She understands her teacher’s instructions and imitates well. Meghan likes to interact with people and expects someone to take her out to play.
Agency staff have met her multiple times and note that she is sweet, has a precious laugh, doesn’t cry much, is often happy, and is a good sleeper. One of our traveling families even had the blessing of meeting her last year. Melody will surely bring so much joy to her forever family!
Melody’s current adoption agency has a $5000 grant for her adoption!
Mason has good self care skills. He “is sad if you tell him no.” He doesn’t talk much, but does make simple noises and can say some simple words. He attends the special education school. He is a happy child. Mason helps his teacher clean up the classroom. His teacher enjoys him and reports he is a high functioning child.
There is a $1,500 agency grant for Mason’s adoption with his current agency.
Meadow is not speaking yet, but she can turn her head when her name is called. She likes playing with adults and will often babble happily when playing alone. Meadow can sit and turn over on her own. She uses gestures to communicate- such as purposely putting her foot on her foster mother while lying on the bed or tugging at her clothes or wrist when she sees people eating. Meadow enjoys playing with dolls and giggling. A family will be blessed to have this little angel as a part of their family!
Maya can understand directions from an adult, such as, “Come drink, please.” She will put down her toy and come over. She can also respond to others asking for her objects. Maya entered a foster family in September of 2014. She spends 5.5 hours a day in the grandmother’s class at the orphanage, where she receives physical therapy and developmental training. The rest of the time she is with her foster family and she is very close to her foster mother. Maya was born with Down syndrome and anal atresia (stoma fistula on the abdomen). She also has alpha thalassemia (just a carrier). On September 13th, 2015 she received reconstructive surgery in Beijing. In March of 2016, she returned back to her home orphanage. She recovered well after the surgery. The doctors at the orphanage help her to do dilatation each day. Now she can use the potty for defecation and urination. Maya’s orphanage, a former MAA orphanage, reports that she is high functioning. She can follow directions well and can now dance to a whole song without any help from the teacher- a few songs actually! Does your family have room in your home and hearts for this treasure?
There’s a $5000 grant available for Maya’s adoption with her current agency.
Additional information and videos available.
Mario is quiet, content little boy who loves to be picked up and hugged. Mario was born with Down syndrome, and hypospadias. He is slower in his development than his peers, but is getting stronger and more engaged every day. He can roll-over, and eagerly grab and manipulate toys. Mario needs a family can provide him with unconditional love and support him with services to help to him reach his potential.
Are you ready for Mario’s hugs?
Mario has a grant of $2,500 with a specific adoption agency.
There is a $1,500 agency grant for Maisie’s adoption with her current adoption agency.
Update: Malcolm, now 5 years old and 6 months old, has been living in a simulated family in the orphanage, with foster parents accompanying him and taking care of his daily life. He can run and jump, with strong imitation ability. He likes listening to music, dancing, playing football, and playing on the trampoline as well. He likes to chase and play with other kids at ordinary times. Malcolm is currently studying in the orphanage. He is taught with knowledge, mainly courses on improving intelligence and motor skills. He can point at all parts of his body, count from 1 to 5, sing familiar songs, brush his teeth, go to the toilet, lift his pants and flush the toilet. He can tell the front from the back of his clothes and the left shoe from the right shoe. He can put on his own clothes and shoes.
Malcolm can speak “Papa,” “Mama,” “Ayi (aunt)” and other single words, such as “yao (want)” and “wan (play)” etc., but he cannot speak a complete sentence yet. Malcolm is a cute and obedient boy. He is sociable and courteous. He gets along well with his family, teachers, and classmates. He will wave his hands and say hello, but he will not follow strangers. He likes when his parents and brothers take him outside for fun. Malcolm is not picky about food, and meat is his favorite. However, his foster parents usually restrict him from eating raw and cold food, since his digestion is not very good.
There is a $2,500 agency grant for Malcolm’s adoption with a specific adoption agency.
Magnolia can run, jump, walk backwards and forward, and climb stairs up and down. She can throw, catch and kick a ball. Her hands can move freely and are flexible. She can eat with chopsticks and spoons, and drink with a cup. She can paint and enjoys reading picture books. She loves to play with blocks, listen to music and watch cartoons. She can understand some words and use simple communication to express her needs. She knows where things are and can help her foster mom find her shoes. She has been described by orphanage staff as being introverted and attached to her foster mom. She enjoys playing by herself and watching other children play games, and she attends kindergarten.
There is a $1,000 agency fee reduction for Mady’s adoption with her current adoption agency.
He is very protective of his friends and will tell the teachers if he sees someone being bullied. He has great gross motor development, can jump, run and walk. He uses the restroom without assistance, dresses himself and can assist in folding clothes. When we met Lyle, he was the dancer of the orphanage, very social and had great fine motor skills.
He likes to be kissed on the cheek and will respond back with multiple kisses. Lyle is waiting for a family that will cover his little cheeks with kisses and shower him with love.
She is described as smart and lovely, active, energetic, and well-behaved. She is a lovely girl. She follows adults’ instructions and likes playing outdoors. She can walk on her own. She can walk upstairs/downstairs when she puts a hand on the wall. Her fine motor skills are also very good. She can pick up tiny things with her fingers. Madelyn is sociable and friendly, and attached her to her caretakers. Her language skills are emerging, and she can follow simple directions.
In February of 2017, Madelyn had anal angioplasty surgery and in June of 2017, she had heart surgery.
There is a $2,000 agency grant for Madelyn’s adoption with her current adoption agency.
There is a $1,500 agency grant for Lyla’s adoption with her current agency.
Luke is so many things, including capable and independent. He can dress himself for the most part, use the bathroom on his own, and attends kindergarten each day, after which he spends the afternoons with his foster grandparents and tells them all about what happened at school.
Luke has learned some counting, likes to draw simple shapes, gets along well with his classmates, and remembers most of what his teacher tells him. He loves music and dancing, and spending time with his foster family. Luke enjoys playing with toy cars and bikes, as well as bouncing a basketball around the neighborhood. He is a busy boy!
Thanks to the foster care sponsors, Luke has truly thrived in his community and has developed a strong emotional foundation. He is very much loved by his foster family, and their greatest wish is that Luke finds a permanent, loving home.
UPDATE from 2014: Luke is a cute boy, he is young but sometimes doesn’t follow orders from adults, but obedient if you speak to him patiently. He likes cartoon program “Wisdom tree”, can imitate the show from it, make many poses when taking pictures. He likes playing in familiar environment, restrained in strange environment. Currently Luke goes to kindergarten, he can sing a few songs, can count, gets along well with other kids mostly, sometimes naughty. Luke has routine life, likes to eat meats, picky on food on which we are correcting, can urinate without help, defecates under the remind of adults, controls defecation not well.
There is an agency grant of $6,000 toward agency fees for a qualified family. Lydia is waiting for you!
Update: Lucina’s motor skills are good and her speech is coming along. She can scribble with crayons and wash her face. She sings along with her teacher. Lucina is toilet trained (using her country’s traditional toilet) but wears a diaper at night just in case. Lucina loves to play with the other kids and loves for her teacher to give her hugs!
From his current agency: There is a $4000 grant available to families who qualify to assist with the cost of this adoption. In addition, the application fee and pre-approval deposit have been waived for this child.
The agency’s team spent time with him and all said he was such a cuddle bug! This sweet little one needs a family to call his own! Could Lonny be your son?