Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Hilarious Hogan

Who, me?
Hogan is almost 2 years old and boy, has he learned how to be a tease! He is a bit mischevious in a good humored way. Hogan is a clever little imp! He doesn't have verbal language, but he figures things out quick! He can communicate quite well through sign and gestures and interacts with people quite competently. He understands his nannies and likes to cuddle with his favorite nanny. He and Shane make quite the little team in the play room. Shane snatches the toys away from other kids and Hogan figures out how to escape from the room! He is very interactive, curious, good natured and a happy little boy. If you meet him, you will see his gorgeous, irresistible smile quickly! It will melt your heart! Hogan's file is available for review. Please contact me if you're interested:  If he's not the right fit for your family, please spread the word about Hogan. He's an adorable boy who would make the right family very happy!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Please Meet Lewis

Please meet Lewis. He is a spunky, determined little fellow who desperately wants to be adopted more than anything else. He is anxious to leave the orphanage and have a better life. He wants to learn English and volunteered his ABC's as well as saying "Good morning, thank you, bye-bye." He really wants to go to school and learn, but he is not allowed to go to school at the institute because of his ADHD behaviors. I asked him about what kind of family he would want and he was not picky, but said that he would like to have siblings and he likes dogs. He told the doctor that was with us that "I want to go to States." He sang a song, recited a poem and generally tried to impress us and it worked! Lewis likes gymnastics and tried to show some of his moves. Lewis is a very sweet boy. We told him we would try our hardest to find him a family. We know his family must be out there! Lewis understands adoption and desperately wants to be adopted and come to the U.S. Could you be his family or do you know the perfect family for him? Please spread the word to help Lewis find his family!!! Let's make a dream come true this holiday season!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011


Thanksgiving is upon us, and we at ASIA have a lot to be grateful for this year. We are thankful that the Baotou files have arrived so the kids can be placed and we have two being pursued already! Tacy and Josh are both being pursued! Congratulations to those families! I'm thankful that we seem to have a lot of interest in the kids and I'm hopeful that the families and children that are meant to be united will find each other.

I'm so thankful that so many families have been matched with their children this year! Congratulations to all of those families! I'm also incredibly thankful for all of my amazing volunteers who have moved mountains for children and gotten out there and spread the word far and wide about children needing families! I'm thankful that I have a wonderful family, including all those in the ASIA family, which keeps growing! I'm thankful for each of my coworkers who work so hard to help children and families unite and they are all incredible people! I'm also thankful that it's National Adoption Month and ASIA is giving a $500 discount to every family that is accepted into our program during November and December!

I'm thankful for all of you reading these blog posts and taking an interest in the children for whom we advocate. Each time you share with a friend or family member, you help to spread the word about these amazing kids who each deserve a family of their own. Each time you send the link to someone else, you make that red thread shorter and give each child a greater chance at having a family. Thank you!

Happy Thanksgiving from ASIA!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Shane--Fast as Lightening!

Please meet Shane. You may have seen him in some photos of the babies snatching some toys--this little character is quick:-) He is curious and inquisitive and interested in new people. When we were there visiting, he came over and gave me a toy and smiled:-) What a sweetie! He won my heart! The pictures didn't capture his sweet smile, but it will melt your heart! This little boy gets around like there's not stopping him! The nannies love him and he definitely has a favorite. Other than snatching toys away, he interacts appropriately with the other kids in his room. He's a sweet little guy who just needs a family to adopt him and get him the medical attention he needs that he can't get in China. Our OT saw him and evaluated him. If you would like more information, please contact me--his file is current available!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

The Baotou Kids Are Here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! The Baotou kids have arrived--at least a bunch of them have! They are beautiful, mostly young, and many have minor special needs! What's more, we have met most of them! Yes, they stole our hearts back in April!  We do have some older kids, up to the age of 11 and our youngest child is 1 year old! They are now up on our password protected website and I will begin featuring children who do not get much interest here, daily, on this blog. If you would like to take a look at our password-protected website and you do not have our current password, please fill out the form below, or email me at
You never know who you might find!


Mailing Address:


Phone Number:

E-Mail Address:

Your ages:

Are you married? If so, what was the date of your marriage?

Have you or your spouse been divorced? If so, how many times?

Annual Income:

Do your net assets reach $80,000 or more?

If you are single, do your net assets reach $100,000 or more?

What are you and your spouse’s highest levels of education?

Do you or your spouse have a criminal record?

What are you and your spouse’s BMI:

Do you or your spouse have any health conditions?

Do you have a history of any health conditions? Do you take any medication? Please explain:

Number of children in your home:

How long have you had them?

If you are single, is your youngest child at least 6 years old?

Do you have a home study completed or in process?

Is your dossier in another country?

If your dossier is in China, with what agency?

Does your agency have access to the shared list?

If so, why do you want to view ASIA’s waiting children?

How did you hear about ASIA?

State that you “agree” or “disagree” to the following statement:

“I recognize that ASIA regards the information about children in its Waiting Child program to be private and confidential. If I am granted access to this information, I agree that I will only use this information personally in my own quest to adopt a child with special needs. I will not give the password and access information to anyone. I will not share or disseminate (including cut and paste) any of the information contained on the site.”

Please copy and past the form into an email and send it to:
I look forward to hearing from many of you!

Friday, November 11, 2011


Some faces haunt me and Ani has one of those faces.

She looks so sad in this picture. When I see kids like her on the shared list, I'm afraid that people see their special need instead of the child. Sometimes it's hard to see the child through all of the medical jargon in a file and so little about the actual child. But Ani, I see through her eyes. I see that she needs a family. I know that there are things in files that haunt families, and there is something in Ani's file that haunts me. It says she can't draw well, but takes it seriously and she can draw her dream and hope.....
Ani lives in a foster family, doesn't go to school, but learns quickly. Can we help make her dream and hope come true? Could you be the family that can see the child beyond the special need?

Monday, November 7, 2011

The Twins

I'm happy to announce that the twins have found a family! Congratulations to that family! When their files went back to the shared list, I was afraid they wouldn't find a family. Thanks to the wonderful advocates out there who never gave up, they will have one! I'm thrilled for them and for their family!

I have to recognize our wonderful advocates who go out there and spread the word about adoption and about our specific children waiting for families! They have helped so many children find families! A special thank you goes out to those volunteers putting those words into action for National Adoption Month and taking those advocacy efforts to their church or community. They are presenting our waiting children in clever ways and I have no doubts that their efforts will help more children and families to be united. They deserve so much more than a thank you! So to all of you who go out there with adoption in your hearts and help spread the word--thank you, from the bottom of my heart!

Thursday, November 3, 2011


Happy National Adoption month!!!! In honor of National Adoption month, ASIA is offering a $500 discount in adoption fees to families who apply and are approved in the months of November and December! Have you been putting off getting started on an adoption? Don't put it off any longer--take that leap of faith and send in your application to ASIA! Whether you're religious or not, adoption is a leap of faith. There are just no guarantees in birth or adoption. But if your dream is to be a parent and you're open to a child with special needs or an older child, than there is likely a child dreaming of a family just waiting for you. Once you find that child, you will wish you hadn't waited to get started. Waiting is the hardest part of the adoption process.

So let's take a look at what we're offering here....if you apply for Heath with those heartbroken eyes, you would get a discount of $5,500 off your adoption fees! Heath only has until January to be adopted! Don't drag your feet! Don't let money stop you--contact us today. These children can't afford to wait--their time is running out in just a month or two for our older boys. I stress on the boys because they are the ones aging out and when I take a look at the shared list, my heart breaks that there are twice as many boys as there are girls. I'll say one more thing about we help families through the adjustment process with older child adoptions, the girls are always harder than the boys during the adjustment. The boys seem to do very well! So far, the boys are becoming polite, well mannered and loving young men. Girls are wonderful, too, but there are plenty of families for the girls, so my heart truly goes out to the boys.

So in honor of National Adoption Month, help spread the word about what adoption as a wonderful way to create a family. Perhaps you can be the link to help another child find a family?

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Meet Danielle

Please meet Danielle:

Isn't she adorable? Danielle only has a very minor special need. She is 7 years old and is an active girl with a ready smile. She likes to play games, listen to music and watch TV. For more information about Danielle, please contact me. Her file is currently available for review:
Could she be your daughter?