Waiting Child Advocacy

Waiting Child Advocacy

Contact me if you would like join the waiting child advocacy team, using your social network to connect children to forever families.

Meet 3 year old Joshua: For reasons you can understand, our daughter has a similar condition, this guy is pretty special to me.

Joshua is a sweet and quiet boy. His caretaker reports that he loves to cuddle and play. Joshua was born with binocular corneal leucoma (whitening of corneas), which has caused him to lose sight in both of his eyes; however, because the reason for his leucoma is unknown, it is also unknown until he is further evaluated by doctors if his condition can be treated to some level. At one and a half, he could crawl, respond when others asked for him to share his toys, and look for sources of sound. He is very sensitive to sounds and knows how to locate where sounds are coming from.

He is designated by the CCCWA as a special focus file and is from one of our agency’s orphanage partnerships. His file is now a shared file. A family at any stage of the process is eligible to review this file.

A grant is available to the family pursuing Joshua’s adoption. Email china@awaa.org to learn more.




UPDATE 06/9/2016 Miss Olivia has a family seeking approval to adopt her!

Meet Olivia: She was matched with a family last year who began to pursue her adoption. The family gave us permission to share that due to circumstances outside of their control, they are no longer able to pursue an adoption at this time. Due to her medical needs, we are hopeful that she can be matched quickly and be home as soon as possible to receive the treatment that she needs. Please join us in praying and advocating for her!


Throughout 2015 we received several updates from Storyteller Missions team members as well as updates on the status of her health and medical condition from the orphanage staff.  Mission team members describe her as curious, smart, sweet and content. A number of team members are willing to share about their time and interactions with her. Many photos, notes, videos and details are available for a family to review and consult with a doctor.  A physician has reviewed her file and can provide additional feedback regarding her medical needs.

Olivia is a sweet and cheerful girl who is loved by her caretakers at the orphanage. She has been diagnosed with cerebral dysplasia and a skin condition that covers much of her body. She loves attention and is very fond of being held and cuddled. She enjoys playing with toys and hearing music.

Her file is designated by the CCCWA as Special Focus and she is from one of our agency’s orphanage partnerships. A family at any stage of the process is eligible to review Olivia’s file. Due to the dynamics of the situation, we have a limited amount of time to match her with a family.

Contact America World Adoption Agency at 800-429-3369 or china@awaa.org to learn more about Miss Olivia.

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