Children with Down Syndrome
We want to introduce you to Down syndrome adoption & some of our waiting children with Down syndrome who need forever families. View our China adoption photo listings and our India adoption photo listings below. Our complete Waiting Child list is available to view on our Waiting Children pages with a password that can be requested to receive immediate access.
with Down Syndrome
2 years 11 months old
Lissa is a precious little one still waiting for her family to find her! Adored by her caretakers, she is described as a curious and happy little girl, who loves to eat! When she first arrived at her orphanage, she was small and weak. Intrigued by her surroundings she would observe the nannies and other children playing, smiling when teased or tickled. Over time, she has learned to trust the nannies and has become more and more adventurous, seeking out attention and interaction with her nannies and playing with the other children. She still loves to be tickled, held, and kissed, loves colorful toys that make sounds and likes to listen and dance to music. Lissa will make eye contact and is said to be very cheerful! She is attentive when learning something new and will actively try to learn new things. Diagnosed with Down Syndrome and nystagmus of both eyes, compared to her peers her growth and development have been delayed; however, with rehabilitation training she is able to crawl, sit independently, grasp objects, and is making good progress as she continues to grow and develop.
The origin of Lissa’s name, given to her by her caretakers, means ‘hope she will obtain love and be cherished.’ This little one, so clearly adored, is waiting for a family to find her who will love and cherish her delightful and adventurous little spirit! Her file is extremely detailed with a lot of wonderful developmental information and benchmarks, and we are also able to connect interested families with individuals who have visited her orphanage and were able to meet her during their visit in November 2016! As Lissa’s file is designated as Special Focus, an eligible family at any stage of the adoption process can inquire to learn more. If you are interested in learning more about little Lissa, please reach out to our China team at email@example.com. You are also welcome to complete a free pre-application and indicate on the application your interest in learning more about “Lissa”.
2 years 4 months old
This child has been matched with a family!
3 years 11 months old
Lyvia is a precious girl with Down syndrome. She laughs loudly, gets excited when seeing milk, and likes to play with her caretakers. She can crawl, sit alone, and stand with support. She is described as introverted and quiet. She likes to listen to music and play with stuffed animals. Lyvia has also been diagnosed with dextrocardia, a congenital heart condition.
For more information and to review Lyvia’s complete file, please contact China@awaa.org or call us at 800-429-3369. We’d love to share even more about this precious girl with you! Please join us in being an advocate for Lyvia by helping to share her story with others. Together, we can help her find her forever family.
4 years 1 month old
Cecilia is a precious little girl who loves to interact with others! She has been diagnosed with a congenital heart defect, polydactyly right hand, and Down Syndome. She has an extra finger on her right hand, but she can use her hand and fingers normally. She had surgery for her heart defect (PDA) in May 2015. The team who met her in November 2016 noted that she loved being around the team members, is chatty, and very affectionate! She says simple words, can sit without support, and is trying to walk without support.
Ceclia’s file is from one of our orphanage partnerships and is designated as Special Focus, so a family at any stage of the process is eligible to review her file. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
5 years old
Garret is a sweet little boy who has a contagious smile! He has been diagnosed with Down Syndrome. Garret can follow simple instructions, say simple words such as dada, teacher, mama, and can stand while holding onto support. He can crawl, walk with assistance, sit unsupported, and can self-feed using a spoon.
Garrett’s file is from one of our orphanage partnerships and is designated as Special Focus, so a family at any stage of the process is eligible to review her file. Please contact us at email@example.com for more information!
4 years 9 months old
Tabitha loves to dance along to music! She can walk, run, feed herself, use words for her needs, and take her shoes on and off. Tabitha has been diagnosed with Down Syndrome. Her file notes that she is receiving balance training and massage therapy at the orphanage. Her caretakers are very fond of her and hope that she will be in a forever family soon. They describe her as cheerful, playful, and adorable!
We are thrilled to announce a Majewski Family Grant of $10,000. This incredibly generous donation will offset $10,000 of adoption expenses for Tabitha’s adoption.
Tabitha’s file is designated as Special Focus, and a family can be matched with her at any stage in the adoption process, including families who have not yet applied. Contact China@awaa.org for more information regarding her file.
4 years 8 months old
This adorable little guy is an active one, who is fond of playing with his toys and who often smiles spontaneously! An updated assessment of Sammy in November 2016 stated that he appears to have higher physical function than other 3 ½-year-old children with Down syndrome. He has good physical mobility but does appear to have delayed speech. The team who met Sammy felt that he would benefit from further theraputic intervention, should he be able to gain access to it.
Sammy is described as silly and fun-loving and very ticklish! He is also very attentive to the younger children, and if they are in a crib, he will greet them and rub their heads to say hello. Although he is not very verbal yet, he will make ooo/ahhh or cooing sounds and single syllable sounds such as ma, ba, da, etc. He is social and very interactive. Sammy does well with gross motor skills and walks unassisted. It is noted that he has low muscle tone, and needs assistance to transition from sitting on the floor to standing. Sammy is able to scribble with a crayon or pen if he has some assistance, and tt was noted that his enjoys eating cookies and congee. Sammy is diagnosed with Down syndrome and bilateral hip dysplasia.
Sammy’s file is designated as Special Focus and a family can be matched with him at any stage in the adoption process. Please contact China@awaa.org for more information regarding Sammy.
with Down Syndrome
NOTE: India does not allow photos of children to be included on websites for their protection.
“Marina” is a cute and sociable 4 year old girl with Down syndrome. She has black straight black hair and a shy smile. She’s described by her care takers as pleasant, she plays well with other children and can communicate with single words. Contact India@awaa.org for more information.
“Annabelle” is a 1 1/2 year old baby girl with Down syndrome, a small VSD and mild pulmonary hypertension. She has brown curly hair and beautiful big brown eyes. She can sit, babble and is described by her care takers as content, smiley and gentle towards peers and caregivers. Contact India@awaa.org for more information.
“Tanya” is a 3 year old girl with straight black hair and dark brown eyes. She has Down syndrome. She is loving and comfortable with the staff at her orphanage, but shy of strangers. Although she still can’t walk unassisted at age 3, she is starting to communicate with single words. Contact India@awaa.org for more information.
“Kate” is sweet 4 year old girl in need of your prayers for a loving family. Kate has Down syndrome and heart disease. She has big brown eyes and a round face. She is described as a friendly, smiley and loving child. She has already had PDA coil closure surgery. Contact India@awaa.org for more information.
“Christie” is a 2 year old girl with Down syndrome and congenital heart disease. “Christie” has brown hair and a slender face. She is described as being happy by nature, loves playing with toys and other children, and is very cooperative with therapy. Contact India@awaa.org for more information.