Thursday, September 22, 2011

A Miracle Happens!

I am thrilled to announce that the girl that I posted about who was needing a family before October, Amber, is going to have one at the end of the month! Some miracle workers put their heads together and got the family's paperwork through so that they can travel in time to adopt her before she turns 14! Thank you to those members of the U.S. and Chinese governments who were willing to work a little harder to change a girl's life! Miracles do happen:-)

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Waiting Children News!

ASIA's China Director is planning to visit an orphanage in Beijing this week, where 8 of our current waiting children reside. We hope to receive more pictures and updated information regarding those children next week! The children included in that visit are: Carly, Mia, Ethan, Eli, Aubrey, Abby, Jeffrey and Ani. There may be additional children as well.

If you are interested in any of those children, please feel free to contact me:

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Special Needs Story

Last weekend I was judging a sports competition in Canada. A little girl with down syndrome came out and impressed me with her skills. She really was good! I never know how the kids place until the end of the competition, I just judge what I see and give scores based on the moves. The totals are done later. I gave my scores and later, after I had seen her compete, I saw her walking around with a white cane and then noticed her hearing aids as well. Wow! That was impressive! She had vaulted on a live moving horse, doing skilled gymnastics and dance routines on top of the horse and she was hearing and sight impaired, which I couldn't tell from the judge's stand! In Canada, in this sport that I judge, they don't have separate classes or levels for kids with special needs, so they compete against everyone else. I was thrilled to find out, during the awards ceremony, that this sweet girl with significant special needs got 3rd place overall!!!! That is a testament to what special needs means. It doesn't mean that a child is doomed to a certain life forever. These kids can accomplish what they set their mind to do--it may take them longer, or they may have certain strengths in one area, but they can also do things just like everyone else. It sure was thrilling to see this little girl with multiple special needs receive 3rd place in a class with non special needs kids! I wish there was a video to share so you could see it, too.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Urgent--for child aging out!

We are desperately trying to get the girl home who turns 14 in a couple of weeks (featured a couple of posts ago). We are in urgent need of a contact high up at the Department of State who can make things happen (this is a very unusual case).  We are using all of our contacts to try to make things happen, but we can't stop and wait, as this child doesn't have time for us to wait. If you can help, please email me:

Thank you!


Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Waiting Children Going Back!!!!

A group of our waiting children's files will be going back next week if they don't find families! Please help us get the word out about these kids! A bunch of these kids are older kids with grants, which are only obtainable through ASIA. These kids are Foster, Heath, Darien, Leroy, Corey and Scott! These boys are all aging out soon and we're they're last chance--please help them!

Janelle is another of those kids whose file may go back! She is a wonderful 12 year old girl who I thought would be placed right away! I guess we have not yet found her family, which is hard to believe. The twins will be going back as well as Greta. It seems hard to believe that none of these children have families yet. We have a week left to try--please help me get the word out about these great kids! And if you know of someone I can post that I haven't, please let me know!

Friday, September 9, 2011

New Waiting Children!!!!!

ASIA has new waiting children! They are not from Baotou, but nevertheless, they are adorable! Please see our password-protected waiting child list to meet the new children ranging in age from 2 years old to 12 years old, with a goood mix of girls and boys.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Good News!

Girl turning 14 has a family pursuing her! We are trying to make it happen before she turns 14--cross your fingers, pray or do whatever it is that you can do to help us get her family to her in time!

In other news, ASIA has new waiting children on our private waiting child list. Please also note the children aging out who have $5000 grants to help with their adoptions! We still have several waiting for their dream to come true. Please help us spread the word about all of the children in need of families.