Monday, February 28, 2011

Cheyanne (used to be Bree)




Please meet Cheyanne. Apparently this little one has been advocated for previously, but she still needs to find her family, so hopefully this will help! Cheyanne is an adorable 4 year old girl. She loves to play games with other children and has bonded with her caregiver. She can walk on her knees to get around, including up and down stairs. Cheyanne's file is a bit old, but if a family considers her, it may be possible to get updated information.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Pearl

Please meet Pearl. Her name in Chinese means "Snow White" because she had a very beautiful complexion, which was admired when she was named. She had surgery for her condition and has since learned to move freely like other children. She likes to play outside in the garden. She especially enjoys the slide and the rocking horse. She is able to throw a ball like other children and says many words and phrases. Like her name, Pearl is precious and needs a loving family of her own.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

ASIA's Next Program

ASIA would like you to hear about an exciting new China program we will be offering this year.

We were honored to be invited, along with only a handful of other agencies to take part in a new program with CCAA that we are calling Bright Futures. As we understand it so far, ASIA will be assigned an orphanage to work with exclusively in order to register the children for adoption. These could be healthy children and/or special needs children of all ages. Two ASIA staff members will travel to the orphanage to meet the children, prepare the children for adoption by conducting individual evaluations, as well as teach the nannies about ways to stimulate, care for and evaluate the children. In addition, we will ensure that the children will get all of the usual medical tests and examinations done.

ASIA will personally select the children we wish to have on our individual list. We anticipate that we could have somewhere around 60 children to advocate for on our individual waiting child list! We will receive the files of the children several months after our visit, as it will take some time to have it all translated and approved by the CCAA.

Families who have dossiers already logged in with ASIA when we get the files of the children will have priority for the new children we receive.

ASIA is very excited about this new opportunity to help brighten the futures of such a large group of children by helping them become eligible for adoption. There are many questions left to be answered and as we find out more details about the program we will post the additional information.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Meet Milly

Meet Milly. CCAA has asked us to advocate for her because she will turn 14 in the fall and no longer be eligible for adoption. Milly is healthy and sweet. The Director of her orphanage regards her as his own always asks how she is doing and teaches her things. Milly is a very polite and honest young lady. When she found 50 Yuan on the ground, she immediately gave it to her teacher to try to find the person who lost it. Her teacher was so impressed that she continued to praise and encourage Milly. Milly struggles a little academically but has remained at grade level with a little extra help and encouragement. She likes studying English more than Chinese and Math. She reports that she does want to be adopted and have a family of her own. Milly needs a family to come forward for her right away! Please contact me if you would be interested in Milly. If you are already in process for another child, it may be possible to adopt Milly as well: marcisk@asiadopt.org


Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Meet Zia

Meet Zia--isn't she adorable? She is 3 1/2 years old and has a ready smile. She's active, outgoing, likes playing outdoors and playing with other children. She also likes to listen to music and watch cartoons. Can't you imagine sitting at home with her, listening to music and watching her shake her little hips and clap her hands? Maybe some pigtails in her future? Those pudgy cheeks get me everytime! Could you see her as part of your family? Contact me--her file is available for review currently: marcisk@asiadopt.org

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Unless...


Today is the day these Hope Journey II kids' files will be returned to CCAA. I will leave up their descriptions and pictures on this blog in hope that someone will come along and want more information about these kids in the future. I hope their files will be available on the shared list or with another agency. I'm happy to provide the information we have about them to anyone who asks--families or agencies. In the words of Dr. Seuss: "Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not." I'm sad that these kids have not found their families yet, but hopefully they will soon. Perhaps another agency will have better luck.


Beginning tomorrow I will advocate for the kids on our individual waiting child list until our next new program like Hope Journey. Stay tuned for more information....

Thursday, February 3, 2011

To Be Returned Tuesday
























































I get emails asking if any of the children left are being pursued by families yet. It's depressing to have to say no every time. We still have all of the children left that we did last week when I posted the list. We have a family considering Shawn, but that's about it. It looks like we will sadly have to return all of those files come Tuesday. I'm feeling very sad for these children. They each deserve loving families, and I'm sure there are families somewhere who would be pleased as punch to have these little guys as members of their families.
Here are their faces once again. Please spread the word as much as you can before Tuesday. Perhaps there is still a chance for a few of them?

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Happy New Year's Eve!




Peter is a hard working child. He always looks for challenges. Carving porcelain is very skilled art. He started by carving simple Chinese characters, now he can do simple drawings. He is always the first one to master the skill. He never gives up, he does his best every time to finish each product.



Harley is a clever and cute boy. He loves to help others. He always tell people that he loves to help, and he shows the rewards he receives from helping others. In fact, whenever the nannies and teachers need help, the first person they think about is Harley. Because we know that he takes his task seriously, and he completes all the tasks to the satisfaction.


















Henry is a dedicated little boy, it shows on his writing class. Henry is the oldest in his class, he is also an example for other kids. He has beautiful handwriting. The teacher always praises his handwriting. Why he has such a beautiful handwriting? His classmates know… He pays 100% attention when he writes. He is introverted, a good listener, never teases other kids, he is a friend to everyone. He likes to join social work activities. He always raises his hand to answer questions.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Our last Chance

I have been at a loss for words about these kids lately. They deserve so much more than I have been able to convey. Now it is Chinese New Year and most of China is heading home to visit their families. This is our last chance to find these children families. Orphans in China don't have families to go to, so it must be an especially difficult and sad time of year for them. Those who have endured another holiday season without the child you have dreamed of can surely understand their feelings. So many opportunities have come about this year to help families bring home older children and special needs children, yet these kids still wait. I fear that I have failed them. Pictures surely speak louder than words, so in honor of Chinese New Year, I will post the Lion Dance Video again for your viewing:
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