Their Last Chance

This blog is dedicated to finding families for kids who are running out of time. Every child listed on here will lose their chance for a forever family within one year.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

DIRE: Kyle - 2/1998 - Update

Kyle is on the shared list (any agency with access to this list can assign him to a family) for China.  He will turn 14 in February.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Danielle's Story

Please scroll down and read about these other kids (especially Kyle) that NEED  families.

Monday, December 19, 2011

DIRE - Kyle 2/1998 - Update

Kyle needs a family to submit LOI for him in the next 7 days or he will lose his chance at a family FOREVER!!!

Here is some more information on Kyle from a family that met him:

He wanted to be adopted by my wife for sure.  He bonded with her during a orphans camp that she volunteered at this last July.  It was in Yantai.  I believe that he could still bond with another family. 
He loves basketball and airplanes.
He has not been in the orphanage all his life.  He was placed there three years ago after his mother's death.  His father died when he was about two.  His surviving family is unable to support him.
He won't talk about his mother's death.  Some of his family believe he may have witnessed it.
He is respectful and mature.
By the way, his only special need is his age.  He is normal in all accounts as far as we know.

Friday, December 16, 2011

DIRE: Jonathan 12/1995

Jonathan has DAYS to find a family.  He turns 16 on 12/31.  If a family has not initiated the process for an I-600 visa for him by that date, he will forever lose his chance at a family.  He needs a family that is married, can travel, and has a homestudy that can be used for immigration approval and is willing to apply for immigration in the next week.  If a family is ready to apply they will work directly with the facilitator who knows him.
Jonathan is apparently a very, very good boy. He has a great sense of humor which has been confirmed by other kids in his class and two children who were recently adopted to U.S. He loves to work on a computer, takes part in virtually all theatrical performances organized at the orphanage, just a great actor, very calm when not on stage, never gets in trouble, loves sports and plays soccer, played basketball and trained in light athletics, studies at good level. Jonathan is respectful to adults and older children. He is obedient and always ready to help. NEEDS A FAMILY to file for immigration ASAP, can adopt later. BEGS translator when he visits if he has found his family yet, desperately wants to be adopted. Can be chatted to on Skype as well as email.

If anyone would like more information about adopting Jonathan, please contact Amy at

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Colton - 12/1998

Colton will be turning 13 this month! Colton is very healthy, tall and athletic boy. He is a very good student, studies hard, and gets excellent grades. He is open and likes sports. He is the older son in his foster family, and he is also able to help take care of the younger children in the family. He told Great Wall staff that sometimes other children make fun of him because he is always nice, but he never argues with them. He understands adoption and wants to have a family of his own. He loves dogs and hopes his family will have one for him to play with.

For more information on Colton, please contact Jessa at Great Wall of China Adoption at jessa (at) gwca (dot) org

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

URGENT: Michelle - 4/1998

Michelle is 13 and she will turn 14 in April! Michelle is active, kind and loving. She likes to dress other children, help the caretaker to distribute candies and learn to sing children's songs and simple dances with other children. In watching TV, she can concentrate on it and can remember some new songs. She has good memory and can sing after learning for a few times. She is a very smart and lovely girl.

For more information on Michelle, please contact Jessa at Great Wall of China Adoption:  jessa (at) gwca (dot) org

Monday, December 12, 2011

URGENT: Lilly - 3/1998

Lilly is 13 and will turn 14 in March! She is a slightly quiet and introverted child. She likes to watch TV at home, also likes to help mom do housework. She can just do addition and subtraction with numerals 1-10, can not do multiplication and division. She can count numerals from 1 to 50 and count to 100 reluctantly with reminding of the adult. Her vocabulary is rich, and she had no difficulty communicating with others. Through her special education class, she has made progress. She can read and write simple Chinese characters, words and sentences, and can also write her own name. Her caregivers hope that through continued studying in the future, she could make more progress in all areas.

For more information on Lilly, please contact Jessa at Great Wall of China Adoption: jessa (at) gwca (dot) org

Friday, December 9, 2011

DIRE: Kyle - 2/1998

Kyle is a sweet and very handsome boy who greatly wants a family of his own.  On admission, he is timid and strained and dare not to speak to other children. He has little words and sometimes even shed tears due to sadness. After a time of caring by the caretakers in the institute, he became more and more outgoing and can speak first to other children with more words. The staff in the institute all likes him. In the teachers’ eyes of the school, he is a compliant and sensible child. On admission, he was 9 years old and is a 3rd year student in school. He listened carefully in classes and is ready to help others. The childhood has not left a shadow on his heart. Time flies, he grows up and became more and more bright and sunny and confident. In the institute, he can get on well with others and is ready to help those in need. The little brothers and sisters like him very much and are dependent on him. In life, he would take care of those younger than him. At the same time, he has good self-care ability and has regular life. He gets up at 5:30, clean up and run on the playground at 6:00, breakfast at 6:00, arrive at school on time at 7:00. Now he is at the second year of junior high school. He makes more friends. He is passionate and knows to care about others. In study, he works hard but he likes Chinese best and is doing averagely in other subjects. After school, he often plays basketball with other children. He likes to travel out with the guidance of teachers. At this time, he would be like a happy bird, twittering all along with the teachers and students. On Sep 1, he would be a student of 3rd year when he will have more tasks. We hope he would have a bright future.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Kolina - 12/2002

While this precious child may not be in danger of legally aging out of international adoption, her time is probably very short for her to find a family.  You see, she is in a situation physically where her life expectancy is most likely very short if she remains in the orphanage.  That is why I chose to highlight Kolina today. 

This sweet little girl is literally deteriorating daily in a crib in Eastern Europe.  On December 16 she will "celebrate" her birthday.  Kolina will be nine years old. Yes, nine! She has Down syndrome. Looking at her pictures, she probably only weighs around 10-12 pounds.  If that.  Clothes cover her clearly skeletal legs, and her pitiful frame is nothing but skin and bones.  Poor little darling.

Time is obviously crucial and she needs to come home as quickly as possible. Poor lovie is living on borrowed time--she is severely malnourished. A home-study-ready family would be ideal, but at this stage, it is not essential.  Anyone wanting more information can contact Shelley at  shele337 (at) yahoo (dot)com
You can see a picture of Kolina here as well as donate towards the cost of her adoption.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

URGENT - Shannon 2/98

Shannon is 13, in the 7th grade, is smart and does well in school. She likes to take walks and jump rope, and she lives in Guangxi. She has mild cerebral palsy (a slight limp and some weakness in one hand). She has been pleading for a family to adopt her, and her orphanage has finally decided to give her a shot, and is rushing to prepare her adoption papers! She needs a committed family to step up NOW to adopt her by Feb 27th! A family with LID can do it!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

URGENT - Marshall - 2/98

This handsome young man is in need of his forever family. He came into care in May 1998 and has lived with two different foster families until 2010 when he was transferred back to an institution. He has club feet and stiff knee joints that make it difficult for him to walk. He has had two surgeries to help correct his club feet and one surgery to help improve the mobility of his knees. He has also been hospitalized in 2005 and 2009 for bone tuberculosis. He is able to walk with crutches or the assistance of others. Due to his difficulty in mobility, he was unable to attend formal school. His foster mother was able to find a tutor for him and he was able to learn addition, subtraction and writing. It is reported that he has some difficulty learning. It is reported that he is very close with his foster mother and still speaks with her on the phone even after being transferred back to the institution. He is in need of a family who is comfortable with his special needs.