Children with Down Syndrome

We want to introduce you to some of our waiting children with Down syndrome who need forever families with 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.


China
Waiting Children
with Down Syndrome

 

China Waiting Child - Down SyndromeMeet "Zoe"

Female
2½ years old

Zoe is an active, happy child who likes to tease and play games with her caretakers. Her file notes that since the time of her intake, she has continued to progress developmentally, has good motor skills and can point to parts of her body when instructed. Her file describes her as becoming more and more beautiful and adorable each month that goes by. She likes to tease her nannies and if they ask her to stand for a photo, she will sit right before they press the shutter, smile, giggle, and do this repeatedly to tease them

She loves to give hugs to everyone she meets and is not afraid of strangers and has learned to wave goodbye when a guest leaves. She lights up when the nannies praise her and she enjoys playing with toys and her peers, but can also play independently as well. She enjoys toys with colorful and various shapes and gets along with her peers. She is able to respond to her nannies instructions and knows when her name is being called. She understands her teacher’s motions and words and often imitates them.  At 24 months, she could crawl to look for toys to play and could independently stand up and stand for a while.  She is also able to walk by holding onto the rail or by holding on to a nanny’s hand. She now has a steadier gait and can toddle by herself and is walking more steadily than in the months prior. She will reach out her hands to the nannies as if to ask them to help guide her to walk. She will imitate words and uses some words to express her needs. 

Zoe was diagnosed with Down syndrome and has delayed growth and development. She is in rehabilitation/therapy and cooperates well with her rehabilitation training and with therapists. Her file is extremely detailed with a lot of wonderful developmental information and benchmarks and any family interested in reviewing her file can be connected with individuals who have visited her orphanage. This little one has so much potential if given the right family to grow and thrive in. She is an America World orphanage partner file and a family at any stage of the adoption process, or even just considering adoption, would be eligible to consider her adoption. 

Contact China@awaa.org for more information on "Zoe".

 

Down Syndrome Adoption from ChinaMeet "Lissa"

Female
Almost 3 years 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, and she smiled 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!

Contact China@awaa.org for more information on "Lissa".

 

Tabitha Down Syndrome Adoption ChinaMeet "Tabitha"

Female
3½ years old
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Contact China@awaa.org for information.

 

Meet "Alivia"

Female
3½ years old

File coming soon. Contact China@awaa.org for information.

 

Sawyer - Down Syndrome Adoption ChinaMeet "Sawyer"

Male
2 years old

File coming soon. Contact China@awaa.org for information.

 

Meet "Carey"

Female
22 months old

File coming soon. Contact China@awaa.org for information.

 

Meet "Susanna"

Female
DOB:  11/23/2012

File coming soon. Contact China@awaa.org for information.

 

Lyvia - Down Syndrome Adoption ChinaMeet "Lyvia"

Female
DOB: 1/15/2014
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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. Contact China@awaa.org for more information.

Meet "Sammy"

Male
DOB:  4/27/2013
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This adorable little guy is an active one, who is fond of playing with his toys and is often smiley.  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.  He 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.  Sammy is diagnosed with Down syndrome and bilateral hip dysplasia. Contact China@awaa.org for more information.

Meet "Garrett"

Male
DOB:  12/17/2012

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 a support.  He can crawl, walk with assistance, sit unsupported, and can self-feed using a spoon. Contact China@awaa.org for more information.

Meet "Cecilia"

Female
DOB:  11/1/2013

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 Syndrome.  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.  She loves being around people and is chatty and very affectionate!  She says simple words, can sit without support and is trying to walk without support. Contact China@awaa.org for more information.

Meet "Lilly"

Female
1/10/2013
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Lilly is a precious little girl in need of a family.  She has Down Syndrome and was also diagnosed with a congenital heart defect (VSD) at intake.  She is active and cute!  She can walk well and likes to snuggle her caretakers. Contact China@awaa.org for more information.

 

 


India
Waiting Children
with Down Syndrome

NOTE:  India does not allow photos of children to be included on websites for their protection.

 

India Down syndrome adoption girlMeet "Kate"

Female
2/7/2013

“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.

India Down syndrome adoption boyMeet "Robin"

Male
11/7/2015

“Robin” is a 1 ½ year old baby boy with Down syndrome. He has also been treated for Hep C and anemia. He has spikey black hair and large inquisitive eyes. Contact India@awaa.org for more information.

India Down syndrome adoption boyMeet "Abraham"

Male
3/9/2014

“Abraham” is an adorable 3 year old boy with straight black hair, big brown eyes and a round face. He has Down syndrome. He is described by his care givers as extremely cute. Contact India@awaa.org for more information.

India Down syndrome adoption girlMeet "Christie"

Female
9/3/2014

“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.

India Down syndrome adoption girlMeet "Marina"

Female
7/1/2012

“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.

India Down syndrome adoption girlMeet "Annabelle"

Female
8/17/2015

“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.

India Down syndrome adoption boyMeet "Jordan"

Male
2/1/2012

“Jordan” is a 5 year old boy with Down syndrome. He is described as extremely friendly and easily soothed. Despite his language and developmental delays, he enjoys playing with the other children in his orphanage. Contact India@awaa.org for more information.

India Down syndrome adoption girlMeet "Tanya"

Female
3/28/2014

“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.