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.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Michelle has a family!

Back in January, I posted about two girls who are part of a Love Without Boundaries program.

I found out today that Michelle who ages out in May has found her family!   

As far as I know, Wendy is still waiting for her family to find her.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Phillip - 12/98

Phillip is a healthy 13yo boy.  At present, Phillip has big eyes, dark skin, slim face, and is introverted.  He is mentally strong and sensitive, takes care of himself well, ready to help others, aids the caretaker to do what he can. He has unclear pronunciation, which makes him shy to strangers. However, he works hard on his exercises and has made big progress. He has normal development as kids of same age.

He is happy to communicate when he feels joy, fond of playing chess, shows respect to elders, easy going and ready to help, care about the group.

He entered Primary school on Sep. 1, 2006. He works hard, has some difficult in Chinese study due to his slowness in language; he has good math marks, does good in playing chess and making hand-craft, have excellent PE mark. 

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Colton - 12/98

Colton is a healthy 13 yr old boy and has completed 6th grade at the local elementary school.  He is smart and attentive in class and is able to finish his homework. He is a middle to above level student. His caregiver says if he works harder, he could get better marks. He is extroverted and he greets teachers first when seeing them. He has a variety of interests and hobbies and he enjoys participating in all kinds of group activities. He loves playing soccer with other children especially. At home, he is well behaved, and he does age appropriate chores to help the foster mother. He has good living habits and has strong self-care ability. Since he is the elder brother in the family, he takes care of younger children. He is a sensitive child.

Colton's orphanage fee has been waived.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

An opportunity to help Kyle

A few weeks ago, we highlighted Kyle, but unfortunately, a family did not step forward for Kyle in time.  We have now been made aware of an opportunity to help Kyle complete his schooling in China.  If you are interested in sponsoring Kyle's schooling through a reputable American NGO working in China, please contact me at umiamigrad (at) yahoo (dot) com and I will provide more information.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Some are called to adopt...

and some are called to help those who are adopting.

If you find yourself in this last category, I would like to let you know about two families that are bringing home aging out children, but who need financial help to do so.  The first family is racing to bring home a 13yo girl in addition to a toddler girl. You can read more about their family and make a donation at

The second family is racing to bring home a 13 yo boy in addition to a 7 yr old boy.  You can read more about their family here and make a donation at Pancoast Chip-in

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Monday, February 20, 2012

Lucky - 8/1998

Lucky is 13 years old. He is a Hep B carrier. Lucky is noted to be a very friendly boy with an excellent temperament. He has learned English in school and loves to play basketball. He is extroverted and obedient. He hopes to be in the Special Forces when he grows up. He wants to be adopted and come to the U.S. He hopes his family will be warm and happy. Lucky is close friends with Ned and Dusty who have found their families. Please help find Lucky's family! 
Lucky is on the shared list and is available to any agency that has access to the shared list.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Fred - 10/1998

Fred is an outgoing boy who was not too shy when talking with us. He attends school outside the orphanage and is in the 2nd grade. Because he has grown up in the orphanage, the orphanage started him in school at a much later age than he would have started had he grown up in a family, but they report that he is quite smart. He’s a very good student and above average. His favorite subject is math. He has dwarfism. He enjoys playing when outside of school especially with a ball. He has many friends of all ages. He’s very active and likes to run. He says that some of his favorite things are snacks and new clothes. Fred says that nothing makes him sad. When he sees an injustice for himself or others, he tells the teachers. His caregivers report that he is a hearty eater. He was very polite and always smiled at us when he saw us walk by during our visit at the institute.

This child is listed with WACAP through a special partnership project with his/her orphanage.  There is a $4,200 Promise Child grant for eligible families for this adoption. Please contact a waiting child case manager at ckids @ wacap . org (remove spaces)

Friday, February 10, 2012

Kate has a family!

Precious Kate who I blogged about here has found her family!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Zeke has a family!

I originally posted about Zeke here and here and here.  I found out today that a family sent in LOI for Zeke and has now received PA! 


I don't think they have a blog, but if they set one up and give me permission, I'll post it here!

MANY kids who need families

A blogger friend asked folks to post about kids that are running out of time on her blog.  Rather than re-post about the 99 kids who are listed there now, I am just going to provide a link to her page.  Many of these kids are in Eastern European countries, some are in Asia, some have grants, they are all ages.  Please check them out and pray for each of them to find a family

Operation: Rescue

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Shannon has a family!

I posted about Shannon here.  Well, her family received TA on Friday!  You can follow their journey here.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Urgent - Oliver 06/1998

DOB 6/1998; sn: repaired cleft lip & palate
Oliver is on the shared list - however, if you go through WACAP, they have up to $9500 in financial aid!
1、 Does Oliver want to be adopted by a foreign family?

He wants to be adopted by foreign family.

2、Besides basketball, what other activities does he like to play or do?
He likes playing badminton and yoyo.

3、What does he wish to be when he grows up (job, etc.)?
He wants to be an athlete or a sports coach..

4、Would he like to have siblings?
Yes, he likes to grow up with siblings if he have.

5、Does he prefer to play with older children or younger children (or children the same age)?

Yes, he likes playing and sharing fun with other guys.

6、Is there anyone at the orphanage in which he is close?
He gots many close friends in his class.

7、What are his favorite foods? I read that he loves hamburgers! Has he ever had McDonald's?
He loves juice very much.

8、If he had one wish, what would that wish be?
He wishes to be a painter.
Oliver is in 7th grade in the special education school where English is his favorite subject. His caregiver reports he has a difficult time focusing, but it may be because it seems he has some difficulty hearing. Oliver continually asked for questions to be repeated and watched the lips of the person talking.
His caregiver said his hearing is normal and that he was just nervous, but he said he sometimes can’t hear what is being said. He has not had speech therapy, but Oliver will likely need it due to his post operative cleft lip and palate. He likes watching TV. He enjoys reading comic books, and Batman is his favorite superhero. His favorite sport is basketball and Oliver loves a hamburger.
There is up to $9500 in financial aid available (including a $4200 Promise Child grant for eligible families for this adoption and the possibility of up to $5300 in fee waivers).
You can read more about Oliver  and see his picture here Oliver

Monday, February 6, 2012

A Rose By Any Other Name

While "a rose by any other name would smell as sweet", a "Rose" that has a family name rather than an orphanage name is one of the best things I can think of. 

While "Rose" (now Rosalyn) found her family before I could highlight her here, I still want people to know about the success stories of these older kids.  I actually had the pleasure of meeting Rosalyn last year when we were in Kunming adopting BG.  She is a wonderful young lady and I hope one day to be able to meet the rest of her family.

14 is a Beautiful Birthday

Saturday, February 4, 2012

DIRE: Kate - March 1998

I am highlighting Kate again.  Her time is VERY short! She ages out in the middle of March.  At this time, to be able to bring Kate home, a family would have to already have a dossier in China.  You do NOT have to already be approved for two by USCIS - you can submit a Supplement 3 for this and have it approved in time.  The family most likely needs to submit LOI for her by Friday 2/10 to have time to finalize all of the paperwork.

Three years ago, a passerby found Kate wandering a mountain park in southern China.  A 10-year-old girl, dressed in a pink coat and pants, Kate was found all alone.  At barely 50 lbs, with a greenish-yellow cast to her skin, she seemed weak and small for her age.  The stranger contacted the police.  After an unsuccessful search for her birth family, they sent her to a social welfare institute in Guangxi province.

At the institute, Kate was found to have severe anemia caused by beta thalassemia, a genetic blood disorder. After a blood transfusion, both her health and appetite improved.  Her youthful color came back to her skin, and she showed more spirit and energy.  She sang songs and drew pictures of the sun and moon, of stars and flowers.  She seemed shy, but happy.

For two years, Kate lived in the children’s institute, where caregivers found her to be polite and helpful.  Although she had received little formal education, she began to study embroidery and knitting, learning quickly.  In 2010, Kate went to live with a foster family and also started school.
In the three years since Kate was found weak and alone, she has come so far.  Although she couldn’t write when she entered care, her teachers say she studies hard and often receives full marks on her assignments.  She gets along well with her foster mom, loves to play outside with her foster sister, and often invites her classmates over to play.  Kate is still playing catch-up.  She is still small in size, and behind her peers educationally.  But with monthly blood transfusions and the loving care of a foster family, her health is strong and her spirits are high.

She hopes to be adopted into a permanent family, who should be patient and understanding of older child adoption and its impact on behavior and learning skills.

A video of Kate is available here  If you need more help on completing this adoption in time, please look at the link on the right for Expedited Chinese Adoptions.

Kate's CWI has agreed to waive the orphanage donation.

Kate is on the shared list.  For more information, please contact your agency.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Kirk - 05/1998

Kirk is a healthy little boy who turns 14 years old in late May. Sadly, his mother died when he was a year old, and his father died when he was 11 years old. He has been living at the orphanage since that time. He adapted to his new environment quickly and is liked by all the teachers and kids. A polite and kind child, he works hard and shows respect to others. He enjoys watching cartoons and playing with balls. Kirk is described as smart, active, and generous. He has agreed to be adopted by a foreign family and hopes to grow up happy and give back to society. Perhaps your family can help Kirk achieve his dreams. There is a generous donation of $5,000 from an anonymous donor who has a heart for older children. This donation applies regardless of the family’s income level and is in addition to the $4,200 Promise Child grant that WACAP has available for each of these children for families who qualify based on income.
For more information on Kirk, please contact ckids (at) wacap (dot) org

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Meika - 05/1998

Mieka will turn 14 years old at the beginning of May; is a carrier of a  blood disorder. Abandoned at the age of 6, he has been living at the orphanage since then. Mieka is described as a curious child who continually asks his teachers and caregivers questions in order to understand as much as possible. He is fond of studying and likes to write and draw. He particularly likes playing with robots and playing outdoors, but he also enjoys watching cartoons on TV or reading books. He has a good appetite and gets along with other children. The caregivers like Mieka a great deal, call him a lovely child, and hope that he can find a family as quickly as possible.  A generous donation of $5,000 from an anonymous donor who has a heart for older children. This donation applies regardless of the family’s income level and is in addition to the $4,200 Promise Child grant that WACAP has available for each of these children for families who qualify based on income.In addition to the $5,000 donation and $4,200 Promise Child grant, the orphanage might be willing to reduce the orphanage donation approximately $2,700.

For more information on Mieka, please contact ckids (at) wacap (dot) org

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Logan - 04/1998

Logan will turn 14 years old in late April. He was found when he was 3 years old and started living at the orphanage, where he grew and developed over the years. Now he is in an age-appropriate grade in school. He receives average grades and learns math more easily than other subjects; he’s also been learning some simple English. His teachers say that his learning abilities are strong and he’s careful with his work. When Logan was 5 years old, he had heart surgery to correct his condition, and now he can run and play sports freely. He loves to read comic books and can draw very detailed pictures of the characters in the books. He has a few close friends at the orphanage with whom he plays and talks. Logan is described as optimistic, friendly, gregarious, and smart. We hope that we can find his forever family before it’s too late.  There is a generous donation of $5,000 from an anonymous donor who has a heart for older children. This donation applies regardless of the family’s income level and is in addition to the $4,200 Promise Child grant that WACAP has available for each of these children for families who qualify based on income.In addition to the $5,000 donation and $4,200 promise child grant, the orphanage might be willing to reduce the orphanage donation.

For more information on Logan, please contact ckids (at) wacap (dot) org