China Waiting Children – Lifeline’s individual special focus list

 

The children below are specifically assigned to Lifeline by the CCCWA for the special focus program. We are blessed to be able to advocate for these precious children. To be matched with one of these children, you will need to have a dossier in China within 6 months.

**We try to keep this list as accurate and updated as possible. However, all of the children listed are from our agency specific “special focus” list and may have already found a family by the time you inquire about them. If you have any questions about any of the children listed please contact us.**

For any questions or inquiries, please see below for contact information. If you are already a Lifeline family, please contact your social worker that you are currently working with for more information about the child you are interested in below.

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We work with a wonderful organization, the International Adoption Clinic at UAB, located in Birmingham, AL, that can help you learn what might be involved medically with each child before you adopt. The International Clinic can also provide physical and occupational therapy as well as medical expertise after you adopt your child. They are wonderful in helping your family to be better prepared for your special needs child as well as a wonderful place to take your child after you return home from China.

**Please note that we are publishing only when a child has been matched and PA (preliminary approval) has been received from China. Lifeline will maintain internal “holds” for children and continue to form a list of interest as requests are received.**

Abigail

Abigail

female, age 6 years
sensitive special need

According to her file, at the age of three she was sent to kindergarten and was said to be a clever and studious child. Abigail likes writing class and is very good at math, being able to do simple computations in her head. Her favorite animal is stated to be the monkey “because the monkey can climb the tree, she feels that it’s so wonderful.” Abigail is described as sensible, polite, and helpful, especially with younger children. She enjoys flowers, which she loves very much. She can speak a lot of English words, such as apple, banana, cat, dog, fish, and monkey. Her favorite color is red. She is creative and has a great imagination!

*Please contact Jenna Parker at Jenna.Parker@lifelinechild.org for more information

Channie

Channie

female, age 5 years
CHD

Channie Video 1 – password: channie1
Channie Video 2 – password: channie2
Channie Video 3 – password: channie3
Channie Video 4 – password: channie4

From Channie’s report: “Now she is more than 4 years old, big eyes, long eyelash, comely girl, sweet mouth; says hello to familiar people and is polite. She has a strong ability to take care of herself, do things by her own, less of needing people’s help. She is fond of singing and dancing, likes to work on interesting games, such as Stringing beads, building blocks, drawing picture and origami etc., outstanding and all teachers like her. On weekends, she likes to help auntie do some things: move little chairs, sort toys and place of things etc…She likes to wear beautiful clothes, look into mirror, show off her new clothes, and is a loving beauty girl.”

*Please contact Lisa Kelly at Lisa.Kelly@lifelinechild.org for more information

Everett

Everett

male, age 12 years

Everett is quiet, shy, and smart! He was chosen by an acrobatic troupe to learn to perform acrobatics and has toured with them for three years. His file reports that he is hard working and likes to play games and read books. He gets along well with others. His file does not indicate any medical special needs.

*Please contact Meagan Smith at Meagan.Smith@lifelinechild.org for more information

Farlie

Farlie

female, age 24 months
post-op hydrocephalus, post-op lumbosacral bulging, talipes equinus

Farlie Video 1 – password: farlie1
Farlie Video 2 – password: farlie2
Farlie Video 3 – password: farlie3
Farlie Video 4 – password: farlie4

Reports indicate that at 1 ½ years old, her ability to learn new things were at the same level with children of the same age. She is interested in her environment. Her mental development is good and can count from 1 to 9. She can distinguish different animals according to pictures and likes to imitate others’ facial expression and gesture. She is active and likes to communicate with others. She can make herself understood and can say “mama”(mother) and “gege”(brother). Compared with her mental development, her motor skill is a little bit weak. She can move her body forward with the help of her hand and turn over. The muscle strength of her hands is normal. She can eat by herself with spoon and put her toothbrush into her mouth and move it. All in all, her upper body is normal and can move freely. However, her lower body could not move. There’s a nanny to help her to do message to her hands and feet. Farlie is a bright girl who likes to communicate with other children. She is open and active.

*Please contact Lisa Kelly at Lisa.Kelly@lifelinechild.org for more information

Franny

Franny

female, age 15 months
necrotizing enterocolitis, congenital and stenosis II anal atresia

Adorable Franny! Reports indicate that she is a dynamic, active, and open little girl. She likes to laugh and to cry. She has quick reactions and is a little impatient. When she is hungry, she wants to eat immediately. She likes to be held and carried by adults. She will cry if she is put to bed alone. She needs the presence of an adult and likes to go to sleep in her crib with a pacifier.

*Please contact Lisa Kelly at Lisa.Kelly@lifelinechild.org for more information

Hannah

Hannah

female, age 11 years
congenital cataract of both eyes, nystagmus of both eyes

At the age of 4, this precious one was said to be able to walk well “upon the light perception.” Hannah’s file states that she can easily go up and down the stairs, can run, jump, and participate in outdoor activity. Hannah is able to clearly see things that are close to her. She has high self-esteem and is described as “active and lovely.”

*Please contact Jenna Parker at Jenna.Parker@lifelinechild.org for more information

Hattie

Hattie

female, age 7 years
postoperative cleft lip and palate

Hattie Video 1 – password: hattie1
Hattie Video 2 – password: hattie2
Hattie Video 3 – password: hattie3
Hattie Video 4 – password: hattie4
Hattie Video 5 – password: hattie5

This sweet child is described as gentle, shy and active. Hattie is said to have a ready smile and “desires the warmth of a family.” It sounds like sweet Hattie missed some school time during her cleft lip and palate surgery and is having a hard time catching up in school, which is affecting her self-esteem. This child really needs a family to help her through all of her challenges—helping her to know how special and wonderfully made she really is.

*Please contact Jenna Parker at Jenna.Parker@lifelinechild.org for more information

Heidi

Heidi

female, age 3 ½ years

post-op congenital hydrocephalus, brain dysplasia

Heidi Video 1 – password: heidi1
Heidi Video 2 – password: heidi2
Heidi Video 3 – password: heidi3
Heidi Video 4 – password: heidi4
Heidi Video 5 – password: heidi5
Heidi Video 6 – password: heidi6
Heidi Video 7 – password: heidi7
Heidi Video 8 – password: heidi8
Heidi Video 9 – password: heidi9
Heidi Video 10 – password: heidi10
Heidi Video 11 – password: heidi11
Heidi Video 12 – password: heidi12

It is stated that Heidi is outgoing and cute, her mouth is so sweet, and she is adored. She is social, can learn new things (slowly), but she insists on it until she can master it completely. Heidi can say hello to others and pronounce clearly, but her vocabulary is poor and compared to her peers, her intelligence is delayed. This sweet one needs to find her family so that she can reach her fullest potential.

*Please contact Lisa Kelly at Lisa.Kelly@lifelinechild.org for more information

Jace

Jace

male, age 11 months
cognitive/developmental delay

Jace Video 1 – password: jace1
Jace Video 2 – password: jace2
Jace Video 3 – password: jace3

From his report: “At eight months old, he is a cute baby. Every morning, when he sees the nurse, he is very excited. His hands are very powerful, he can hold toys and knock with each other. When the caretaker teases him, he will put toys into mouth and bite them, he will also pull toys in toy shelf, and make racquet sounds and produces the sound of “aa”, “oo”. His intellectual development is good, when the caretaker calls his name, he can respond. He knows the caretaker’s expression. When the caretaker is angry, he will be serious, when the caretaker smiles at him, he will be very happy. He is a little timid, when the stranger talks with him, he is a little nervous, if the stranger hugs him, he will cry. He likes the caretaker who takes care of him, when the caretaker teases him, he will look at the caretaker’s eye and giggle. His appetite is good. When he is full, he will play quietly.”

*Please contact Lisa Kelly at Lisa.Kelly@lifelinechild.org for more information

Jace

Jace

male, age 1 year
CHD and growth delay

Jace is a cutie that is for sure! He is an active little e boy who loves to play with toys and listen to music. Jace is a happy child who enjoys being hugged! He has been able to develop a close relationship with his caregivers!

*Please contact Meagan Smith at Meagan.Smith@lifelinechild.org for more information

Jack

Jack

male, age 10 years
rhinoplasty, post-operative cleft lip

Jack Video 1 – password: jack

This sweet child is described as warm, introvert, diligent, honest, serious, and pleasing. He is said to play with the younger kids and tell them stories, always willing to help. Although Jack is stated to be diligent in his studies, he is said to still struggle a bit but is “highly motivated” and willing to spend the time needed on his studies. Please ask about this precious child!

*Please contact Jenna Parker at Jenna.Parker@lifelinechild.org for more information

Jadyn

Jadyn

female, age 23 months
obstructive hydrocephalus, cognitive/developmental delay, blood disorder, muscular tension of both lower limbs

Jadyn Video 1- password: jadyn1
Jadyn Video 2- password: jadyn2
Jadyn Video 3- password: jadyn3

Just look at this precious girl with her ponytail pose! Jadyn likes her foster family. She likes looking at books while turning the pages and will kiss the pictures that she sees. Jadyn likes to play outdoors. She is close to her caretakers and is afraid of strangers.

*Please contact Lisa Kelly at Lisa.Kelly@lifelinechild.org for more information

Jake

Jake

male, age 11 months
congenital nostril of ectopic deformity, sycoma at the center of the nose bridge and in oral capacity, PFO, congenital imperforate anus, abnormal anal function after surgery (irregular defecation)

What a precious happy boy Jake appears to be. His caretakers say that cuddling is one of his favorite activities. Jake likes toys that make sound and has bright colors. Jake likes the comfort of his caregivers when he is upset. Jake also likes trying new foods.

*Please contact Lisa Kelly at Lisa.Kelly@lifelinechild.org for more information

Jane

Jane

female, age 8 years
abnormal reaction potential of hearing brain stem of both ears

Jane Video 1 – password: jane1
Jane Video 2 – password: jane2

Beautiful Jane is said to like to look in the mirror, likes to play dress up and play outside. This sweet girl is said to be helpful and likes to be praised. Her file states that when she is angry, all she needs is someone to “touch her head.”

*Please contact Jenna Parker at Jenna.Parker@lifelinechild.org for more information

Jane

Jane

female, age 2 years

Cerebral palsy

Jane is absolutely adorable! She is a quiet little girl who loves smiling. She especially loves to smile when others play with her! Jane is happy and enjoys listening to music. She had developed a close relationship with her caregivers!

*Please contact Meagan Smith at Meagan.Smith@lifelinechild.org for more information

Jarrett

Jarrett

male, age 3 1/2 years
hypospadias, urethroplasty, cryptorchidism, right testis resection, left testicular descent (post-op)

What a sweet and precious little boy. Jarrett is described by his caretakers as being active, fairly extroverted and lovable. He is also closest to his caretakers but gets along well with others. Jarrett loves playing with colorable toy blocks. He has a good appetite but his favorite food is little steamed bread.

*Please contact Lisa Kelly at Lisa.Kelly@lifelinechild.org for more information

Jasmine

Jasmine

female, age 12 years
ametropia of left eye, blood disorder, URO (+)

Jasmine enjoys singing, dancing, and playing games. She desires to have a forever family. In her own words, Jasmine writes: “I saw that the young brothers and sisters in the institute all find their parents. I also wants to have my own dad and mom, to have a family. I hope that the institute leaders help me find my own family.”

*Please contact Jenna Parker at Jenna.Parker@lifelinechild.org for more information

Jenson

Jenson

male, age 19 months
CHD

Jenson Video 1 – password: jenson1
Jenson Video 2 – password: jenson2

What an adorable little guy Jenson is! Jenson is described by his caretakers as being very happy, especially when the caretakers talk and cuddle with him. Jenson loves to take a bath and will splash in the water.

*Please contact Lisa Kelly at Lisa.Kelly@lifelinechild.org for more information

Jobe

Jobe

male, age 5 years
Down syndrome

Jobe is a precious little boy! He loves to play with blocks and gets along well with others. He is extroverted and is not afraid of strangers! Jobe is so sweet and is always smiling! His file states that he is attached to his caregivers!

*Please contact Meagan Smith at Meagan.Smith@lifelinechild.org for more information

Julia

Julia

female, age 7 years
sequelae of scar hyperplasia in the upper abdomen

This beautiful child was found at a later age with a 2cm long scar from her left mouth corner to left ear. Her left ear was slightly “deformed”, but her hearing was not affected. Sweet Julia was at first enrolled in a special education class at the orphanage and enjoyed reading, drawing, singing, listening to music, and playing outside. She was then sent to a public elementary school in September of 2014. Julia is stated to be able to run, jump, feed herself, brush her teeth, dress herself, and take baths. She can tidy up her bed and help others with their beds. Her file also states she enjoys playing outside and singing and dancing. This precious child is described as helpful, social, active, restless, and friendly with a gentle voice. Julia is said to have one hobby – eating!!

*Please contact Jenna Parker at Jenna.Parker@lifelinechild.org for more information

Juniper

Juniper

female, age 22 months
limbs deformity, physical development delay

Juniper Video 1 – password: juniper

Sweet face! Reports indicate at the age of 9-12months, she could sit but needed to be held by adult beside her; she could crawl with hands and knees, made sounds consciously, and could stretch hands out to grasp something. If her belongings were taken from her, she would cry. Juniper knows her own name and began to grow out 2 baby teeth. From the age of 13 months to now, she tries to sit alone, expresses her feelings to adults and things, and attracts attention by crying.

*Please contact Lisa Kelly at Lisa.Kelly@lifelinechild.org for more information

Kyan

Kyan

male, age 3 years
CHD (PVA, VSD, ASD), post-op CHD (right B-T shunt operation + PDA ligation), cardiac insufficiency

Sweet Kyan has some heart melting eyes! When the caretakers call his name he turns to them with arms out to ask for cuddles. Kyan likes to laugh out loud when he is happy. He is described by his caretakers as being active and lovely.

*Please contact Lisa Kelly at Lisa.Kelly@lifelinechild.org for more information

Libby

Libby

female, age 11 years
urinary system infection (urinary tract reflux), postoperative spinal meningocele in lumbosacral region

This precious child is described as active, pretty, and having a “ready smile.” She is said to get along well with other children and fond of working and helping. Her file states that she is helpful with the younger children as well as with the nannies. She is also smart and makes good grades in school. She is said to be able to manage her self-care and be a good organizer. Libby is sometimes ill but always optimistic and confident. It is reported she likes singing, dancing, and being pretty! Please read this from her file: “She would be outstanding if she lives in a better family. We hope this pretty girl could have a happy family.”

*Please contact Jenna Parker at Jenna.Parker@lifelinechild.org for more information

Martha

Martha

female, age 11 years
post-operative cleft lip and palate

Martha Video 1 – password: martha
Martha Video 2 – password: groupdance2
Martha Video 3 – password: martha1

This beautiful child is said to be developing well. Her file states that she has some trouble with clearly speaking some words, as well a slight hearing issue, but that this does not affect her ability to communicate. Martha is able to take care of her daily needs and is able to help take care of others. She is described as a kindhearted child who likes to sing and play. At the time of file prep, she was in the 3rd grade at school and is said to receive average grades. She is also very helpful in tutoring other children at the school who are in the 1st grade. Martha sounds like a very sweet, helpful child.

*Please contact Jenna Parker at Jenna.Parker@lifelinechild.org for more information

Pam

Pam

female, age 11 years
post operative cleft lip and palate

Pam Video 1 – password: pam
Pam Video 2 – password: groupdance1
Pam Video 3 – password: pam1

Pam is described as outgoing and not afraid of strangers. This sweet girl was adopted by a local family who (because of changing family circumstances) could no longer parent her. She was sent back to the orphanage. According to her file, this precious child desires to be adopted again and will need a family who can help her work through the losses in her young life. Pam is curious about new things, likes dancing, and has good communication. At the time of file prep, Pam was making average grades.

*Please contact Jenna Parker at Jenna.Parker@lifelinechild.org for more information

Peggy

Peggy

female, age 3 ½ years
HGB and HCH mildly decreased, congenital deformity of ears

Precious Peggy! Reports indicate that, due to her deformed pinna and atresia aural, Peggy does not speak much and can only speak some simple overlapping words. She likes shaking rocking wooden horse, listening to music, and watching cartoons. Peggy also likes exploring and playing with all kinds of toys. She does not have sense of safety, she is afraid of strangers, but if she gets familiar with you, she can play very happily with you. Strangers must have enough love and patience to nurture emotion with her, build a safe relationship, and accept her hearing as it affects her language development. Her other development is good, she has good imitation ability, good memory ability, and the child is very clever and naughty.

*Please contact Lisa Kelly at Lisa.Kelly@lifelinechild.org for more information

Quinton

Quinton

male, age 20 months
poor eyesight, albinism

Quinton Video 1 – password: quinton1

Quinton is described as lovely and clever. He is cooperative and his ability to understand is stated to be high. Quinton’s favorite toys are cars. Jumping is his favorite activity. Quinton is closest to his caretakers, but he gets along well with others as well.

*Please contact Lisa Kelly at Lisa.Kelly@lifelinechild.org for more information

Rachel

Rachel

female, age 8 years
double nystagmus

Rachel is described as a shy and quiet girl who communicates well. She is polite and gets along well with others. She enjoys going to school and playing games with other children. Rachel is also described as delightful!

*Please contact Jenna Parker at Jenna.Parker@lifelinechild.org for more information

Raynie

Raynie

female, age 8 years
postoperative cleft lip and palate, nasal bridge collapse

Raynie Video 1 – password: raynie1
Raynie Video 2 – password: raynie2
Raynie Video 4 – password: raynie3
Raynie Video 5 – password: raynie4
Raynie Video 6 – password: raynie5

This sweet child is described as being afraid of strangers but able to communicate if adults speak to her patiently and gently. Her file states her education was delayed because of her cleft lip and palate surgery. Due to this her scores are not good, causing her to feel “self-inferior.” It goes on to state that this dear child cannot communicate when in a “bad mood” and will just “drop tears.” Precious Raynie needs the love and support of a forever family to help her through the tougher places that she has been and the feelings that have developed from a lack of opportunity and support.

*Please contact Jenna Parker at Jenna.Parker@lifelinechild.org for more information

Rosie

Rosie

female, age 8 years
mild strephenopodia of right foot, S type of lumbar vertebra lateral bending

Rosie Video 1 – password: rosie1
Rosie Video 2 – password: rosie2
Rosie Video 3 – password: rosie3

Adorable Rosie is said to be independent, with no difficulty in “social communication.” She is wary of strangers but is able to build trust and show “attachment.” Rosie has a “personality” and is sometimes strong and “self-willed”. Her file states she is outgoing, likes to be praised, and is easily upset if criticized. It is reported Rosie has a tough time in school getting caught up. This precious child needs the love and support of a forever family.

*Please contact Jenna Parker at Jenna.Parker@lifelinechild.org for more information

Ruthie

Ruthie

female, age 10 months
congenital cleft palate, congenital deafness, microtia

Ruthie Video 1 –  password: ruthie1
Ruthie Video 2 – password: ruthie2
Ruthie Video 3 – password: ruthie3
Ruthie Video 4 – password: ruthie4

Ruthie is a cutie! She is described by her caretakers as being active. Ruthie likes to share her smiles with those around her and will laugh out loud with them. She loves to crawl and reports say that this is her favorite activity. Ruthie likes to play with new toys that are introduced to her.

*Please contact Lisa Kelly at Lisa.Kelly@lifelinechild.org for more information

Yasmine

Yasmine

female, age 5 ½ years
CHD

Yasmine Video 1 – password: yasmine

New photos have been requested. Yasmine has a smile that can melt your heart! She is described by her caretakers as timid. Yasmine likes to play with toys that make sounds. She also likes to carry a toy with her wherever she goes. Yasmine also likes to listen to music and moves to the rhythm.

*Please contact Lisa Kelly at Lisa.Kelly@lifelinechild.org for more information

Zoe

Zoe

female, age 10 years
post-operative cleft lip and palate

Zoe Video 1 – password: zoe
Zoe Video 2 – password: groupdance1
Zoe Video 3 – password: zoe1

Beautiful Zoe is said to have some difficulty pronouncing some words clearly but this does not affect her ability to communicate effectively. This sweet girl is said to like to be neat, paying close attention to her personal hygiene. She also likes to keep her bed and belongings very neat. Zoe’s file states that she is shy and emotional, liking to watch romantic plays. Zoe is also said to like to draw and can draw well, especially loving calligraphy. At the time of file prep, Zoe was in 3rd grade and receives average scores. Zoe sounds like a sweet girl who needs a forever family.

*Please contact Jenna Parker at Jenna.Parker@lifelinechild.org for more information

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