Tuesday, June 28, 2011

New Girls to Introduce - Part 4

Our final introduction is for sweet little Greta!

Greta is clever and cute and likes to listen to music. She is a bit shy, but has rich facial expressions and is interested in toys around her. She likes to be cuddled and can go out to play. She plays with toys with other children and laughs, but is shy in new environments. She has not had an operation for her feet yet, but is able to crawl and stand with help. She hadn’t started speaking yet as of October 2010, but is communicating with her caregiver.

If you think you have a place in your heart for Greta, please contact Marci at marcisk@asiadopt.org or Vicki at vickib@asiadopt.org today!

Friday, June 24, 2011

New Girls to Introduce - Part 3

Today we are pleased to introduce everyone to the lovely Marianne!

Marianne was found at four years old and has lived with a foster family for several years. She has lots of energy and needs a bit of supervision to do her school work. She was in grade 3 in 2009 and could do addition and subtraction and finish reciting tasks. She has neat handwriting and cares about the others around her. She helps other children with special needs to put on their coats and shoes and she helps to do chores. She is active and outgoing and likes to play house. She can take care of her own basic needs.

Marianne could be the perfect addition to your family! If you would like to learn more, please contact Marci at marcisk@asiadopt.org or Vicki at vickib@asiadopt.org.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

New Girls to Introduce - Part 2

Next we would like you to meet...Janelle!

Janelle is an active, smart and outgoing young lady. She initially entered an orphanage at 5 years old. It took her a few days to adjust but became a happy little bird, laughing all of the time and asking other children to play with her. She started school and was very motivated. She learned children’s songs, counting, singing and dancing very quickly. She loves to play outside and is a bit of a chatterbox, speaking or singing constantly. She went to a foster family several years ago and now attends school. She is smart and her handicrafts are the best in the class. She is very enthusiastic about school and tells her foster family what she has learned each day. She is always chosen for the Children’s Day performances. She gets to school early to help her teachers with chores and helps the younger children. She is now in 4th grade and has received the honor of being a “Pioneer.” She receives praises from her teacher. She knows that she is not with a forever family and wants a family to call her own.

If you think Janelle might be the perfect daughter for you, contact Marci at marcisk@asiadopt or Vicki at vickib@asiadopt.org to learn more.

New Girls to Introduce - Part 1

This week we have a few new girls to introduce. Today we would like you to meet the twins...Leah and Lianna! (Leah is in the red stroller, Lianna is holding the panda)

Leah likes to listen to children’s songs, watch cartoons, and play on the swing, seesaw and slide with other children. When she sees people she knows she gets excited and calls “yi-yi!” She is active and lovely and loved by everyone.

Lianna is developmentally delayed and has low muscle tone, but has made steady progress. She is now able to call out to her nanny and older sister and understands simple directions provided by her nanny. She is able to stand when held by her nanny and grab her nanny’s shoulders to prevent herself from falling. She is able to feed herself now. Please note that the twins must be adopted together.

If you are interested in learning more about these charming sisters, please contact Marci at marcisk@asiadopt.org or Vicki at vickib@asiadopt.org.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

New Grant Available for Skippy

We are pleased to announce that a $1,500 grant is available from ASIA's Gift of Family Fund to help with the adoption of Skippy. If you haven't met Skippy yet, below are my impressions of him from my visit in April:

This is a typical picture of Skippy, as he is a happy-go-lucky boy who laughs a lot! In this picture, he was looking at picture of himself on the digital camera and thought that was really funny:-) He is such a sweet boy who sincerely enjoys life to its fullest. He wants a family of his own and would make a very sweet, loving son and bring a lot of fun and laughter into a family. Skippy stole all of our hearts and every time we saw him he would give us a big smile and wave hi! In fact, he was one of the very first children who came out to see us when we arrived. His special need is pretty mild and Skippy is fully functional in his daily life. I have no doubts that he would thrive in a family.

Could you be the family for Skippy? Please contact me if you would like to consider him: marcisk@asiadopt.org

Friday, June 17, 2011

Watch This:


Thursday, June 16, 2011

Waivers, Just Starting, Etc...

If one of these kids touches your heart, but you don't think you qualify, please contact me anyway. Waivers may be available for these children aging out! Also, if you're just starting the process, but you're willing to work at lightening speed and push members of the government here in the U.S. contact me right now if you want to consider one of these children. If you start now, you just may be able to adopt them before they turn 14! If you wait much longer, then these kids will need dossiered families instead. These kids all have very sweet stories, please read them!

On a positive note, Jeremy, Wally and Jonathan have families pursuing them! Congratulations to those families! Charlie, Zeke, Jake, Skippy and Lillian still need their families to find them. Take a look at their files and see if they might be yours!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

New Kids Aging Out With Grants

It is with a heavy heart that I have to say it is likely too late for the kids aging out in July to find their families. Therefore, we are hoping that the following kids, who don't age out until next year will find families before it's too late. These are great kids and they each have a $5000 grant to help with their adoptions! Please meet:

Corey ages out in February: 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 for Corey through ASIA.

Lina ages out in March: Lina has a family pursuing her!

Scott ages out in January: Scott is an incredibly determined and brave child. Through his rehabilitation training, he never gave up, even when he was covered in sweat. He takes the role of monitor at school and helps the other children. At the orphanage he also helps the other children with basic daily living tasks, like washing their faces. He is extremely generous and shares his delicious food and favorite toys with others. He is part of the Half the Sky program and cherishes his opportunity, so he studies hard. He has an excellent memory and can remember what he is taught. In his free time, he likes to read poems and sing. He is excellent at math. He didn’t think he could draw very well, but saw a beautiful picture and the teacher encouraged him to try to draw it. He tried after some convincing and drew a beautiful picture. He sees his brothers and sisters get adopted into families and very much wants a family of his own. There is a $5000 grant available through ASIA for him.

Darien ages out in January: Darien is beloved by his teachers and always willing to help. He is well liked by his classmates, too. He is active and happy and loves sports. He participates in sports meets and won the championship, earning a cute nickname. He considers the institute his family currently, but sees other children get adopted and fostered and says that he wants a mother and father of his own. When asked if he wants to be adopted, he happily agrees. Darien needs a family that is close to dossier ready who would like to pursue him. He is on the shared list, but there is a $5000 grant available through ASIA for him.

If you would like to consider any of these children, please contact Marci: marcisk@asiadopt.org

Friday, June 10, 2011




Jessica is active and extroverted. She has formed close bonds with her caretakers and is a happy girl. She is a smart girl and communicates well with others. She helps the caretakers do housework actively. She has normal physical and mental development.

Update: Jessica goes to boarding school during the week and comes back to the orphanage on weekends. She does her own laundry and helps take care of the younger children. She helps out the caregivers and wishes she can have her own family one day. Do you live near mountains? Maybe Jessica would fit in perfectly with your kids?

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Pondering Boys....

We all know that boys are harder to place. If you're an orphan in China and a boy, that's a special need in itself, it seems. It used to be the other way around, but that has changed. Almost everyone currently waiting with ASIA wants a girl; even those who are open to boys prefer girls. Yet if you look at the proportion of boys available for adoption to girls, it is hugely disproportionate--there are vastly more boys available than girls! There are adorable young boys on the shared waiting child list right now! They have special needs that those adopting girls would be happy to accept, but there's one problem--they're boys! Now if you were getting a referral the old fashioned way, you would just get assigned a child. When one gives birth to a child biologically, the selection of boy vs. girl is made for them, but they are generally delighted with the choice! So how is it that so many parents in the adoption process are not open to considering boys? Perhaps your child is waiting for you, but you just don't know it because you haven't opened up to the possibility that your child could be a boy?

My daughter at age 2 is currently going through a phase where she only wants to play with boys! She would love to have a gege! Ok, it could be a massive Oedipal complex going on, but she truly sees the fun and value in boys. She's a girlie girl, but she loves to be active and play superhero games, play with cars, and all of the silly games young boys like to play. It might surprise you! I just spoke with a family yesterday who brought a boy home and an older one at that. They had all girls and he fits right in perfectly! He's happy, bright, cuddly and has many little mannerisms that their family members have. He even likes to play dress up with them! He also likes sports, which makes Dad happy...there's something for everyone! Boys are available....please consider them! This is my plea--just open yourselves to the possibility! It can't hurt...you'll have to wait a while for those girls anyway:-)

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Another Request

We've been asked by CCAA to advocate for another child. Please meet Cole:

Cole is turning 11 years old this month. A member of CCAA spent time with him and said he was such a warm and polite young boy. His orphanage reports the same thing. He is always offering to do chores to help adults and always welcomes people and greets them. He is able to take care of his own daily living tasks. He is a sweet child, always ready and willing to help others. He is especially good with younger children. He is generous and understanding. I'm hoping we can find a family for his birthday! Could he be a good fit for your family? contact me: marcisk@asiadopt.org

Friday, June 3, 2011

Are You My Mother?

Am I cute or what? My name is Zeke. Can't you imagine me sitting at a park with you and making one of my beautiful drawings? Or perhaps I could be a performer of some sort? I really want a Mommy and Daddy most of all! Siblings are good, too:-) I''m quite a ham--I'll recite a poem for you...or would you prefer a song? Please sit down...

Girls always oogle at me and say I'm soo cute! I like to learn and play sports with other kids. I can draw and sing pretty well, too. If I had a Mommy and Daddy, I could do anything! Could I fit into your family picture? Cheeeeeese!

I'm Jake; I'm all boy! I like to be rambunctious and active and silly! I'll demonstrate my super hero poses for you if you like? Do you like to wrestle, because I would love to have a daddy to wrestle with and a Mommy to cuddle with and read to me. Do you have some brothers for me? I really want a family!

I'm Lillian; I love playing outdoors in the light and music. I like doing things by myself, but get a little nervous, too. I need a Mommy and Daddy to help guide me and teach me to be self-sufficient.

Please spread the word about these children! Contact me if you're interested in considering any of them: marcisk@asiadopt.org

Their files are currently available.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Do You Have A Heart for These Children?

Do you want to make a difference in the life of a child? Share this blog with everyone you know and help these kids find their families! You never know where that red thread might lead!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Being Wacky

Jake here has some natural wackiness:

Zeke and Skippy are a bit goofy, too...although they try to contain it, sometimes it just bursts forth:-)

Charlie is the cutest sweetest, kindest and most determined little boy. Want a cuddly boy? This is your boy! Fei and Donna got him to be a little wacky:

Kids need to be kids, play and have the chance to be goofy, wacky and just have fun! See, Fei has no problem after years of practice:

As an adult, what better excuse to be wacky, than a child? The kids featured on our blog have not had much of a chance to be wacky. These kids need families to endulge in their wacky sides! If you're interested in any of these adorable boys, contact me: marcisk@asiadopt.org