Thursday, August 25, 2011

Girl Turning 14 in October Needs a Family Quick!

This girl is turning 14 in October and really needs a family that is already DTC and could travel soon! She is described by someone who knows her well as sweet, gentle with younger children, always willing to help and never a discipline problem. She is very responsible and it is easy to make her laugh. The person who knows her said: "Of all of the older children we work with, she is the most responsible and trustworthy. This little girl comes to our house to play all the time.  She is best friends with my little girl.  She is wonderful.  She limps because of her arthritis.  She's very short, has a chubby face, and freckled.  Her smile lights up the whole room.  She is quiet and responsible.  She helps out in with the babies and younger children." She has adults to whom she is close. She would be a blessing to a family ready to travel before October. This is urgent! Can you help find her family?

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

In Limbo

                                                        Will I have a family of my own?
No files yet, but stay tuned! They could be here any day now and we could be advocating for children like the adorable girl pictured above....

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

For all of the unnamed children who wait:

Thursday, August 11, 2011

We Need You!

 Everyone is excited for the files to come from Baotou, including the ASIA staff! While we're waiting, I do have to mention the other kids who endlessly wait for their forever families. Heath and Foster are 2 boys aging out before the end of the year and they both basically have $10,000 grants for their adoptions! With the tax credit, that adoption wouldn't cost much at all (not that cost should be a deciding factor, but it helps)! We need families for them that either have dossiers submitted already or are willing to work at warp speed and advocate to move government officials a long. These guys deserve someone like that! Just look at them!

Skippy is another boy with a grant. This grant comes from ASIA's Gift of Family Fund that some of you have contributed to....we're still trying to grow the fund, but in the meantime we are offering a small grant of $1500 to try to help Skippy get adopted. The picture you see above was the first moment we walked into the orphanage. He was the first child we saw and he was all smiles. The second I saw him, I thought "Skippy." He's so sweet and gentle, kind and tolerant of the other kids. Of course, he is a boy and he does like his super heroes! Wouldn't it be fun to teach him to swim for the first time? Or to fish, or ride a bike or even to say "I love you?"

We're expecting the younger children's files to come first, but these older guys need families, too! Could you be the family for one of them? Do you know someone who could? Contact me:

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Baotou Babes

Folks are starting to get excited about seeing some more files from Baotou and so are we! We can't wait to share more about all these precious kiddos!

Isn 't that sweet?

This little guy is all smiles! Fei just loved him!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Chatter and Media

There has been a lot of chatter lately about the recent article in the New York Times regarding child trafficking in China. We felt that it was important to address it. ASIA has posted our response on our website:

Friday, August 5, 2011

Unicef is NOT All it's cracked up to be!

Please take a look at this article if you haven't seen it already. It explains why Unicef is not all that it claims to be. Unicef is a major lobby against international adoption. They put culture ahead of emotional, mental and physical health of children.  If you're following ASIA's blog, you know that orphans are much better off in families and that if left in their own countries, would not get the healthcare and love that they so need.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Foster and Heath Could Be Yours, too!

Foster is performing for you:-)

Don't Heath's eyes just pull you in?

Look what a studious boy he is! Isn't there anyone out there who wants a boy? Teenage boys are much easier than girls....:-) Come on, folks--help me find families for these boys! They deserve them just as much as those girls do! THE ORPHANAGE IS WILLING TO WAIVE THE ORPHANAGE DONATION FOR THESE BOYS! PLUS THEY EACH HAVE $5000 GRANTS IN ADDITION! That would make their adoptions much less expensive. These boys are worth it!  These poor guys are watching everyone else get adopted as their 14th birthdays quickly approach! Please contact me if you could consider them:

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Look at these handsome boys!

Aren't they handsome? Could they be a good fit for your family? See our password protected waiting child list for more information about them shortly!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Trail Mix

In the midst of getting ready for Baotou excitement, I do want to mention some other things, so I'm mixing this post all together (thus the title).  We do have several children on our current waiting child list that will age out towards the end of this year and the beginning of next year. Most of our girls have found families, but we need some folks interested in boys! Boys are great, too, and I don't know how many times I've heard that they're so much easier than girls in the teenage years:-) We have some great boys and we just got updates on them, so please help spread the word about them before it's too late! Send people to our password protected website to take a look! They're very handsome:-) Updates will be going up soon! All of the boys that are aging out have $5000 grants to help with their adoptions! Spread the word, pay it forward, do your magic and help these kids! Thank you!