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5 Boys from China Who Are Waiting for Families

We’d like to highlight 5 boys from China who are still waiting for a family. Shaefer, Cody, Jared, Jason, and Dominic are precious little boys from one of our orphanage partnerships in China whose files are available to review.

Shaefer is an 8-year-old boy who has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy, but received surgery for partial stripping of the left carotid artery on October 24, 2012 and recovered well. He is receiving rehabilitation. His caretakers describe him as active, ready to smile, and outgoing!

Cody is a 7½ year-old boy who has been diagnosed with epilepsy and increased muscular tension of limbs. His file also notes that he has suspected cerebral palsy. He cannot walk alone, but can sit and stand while holding onto something. He has delayed language ability, but has normal hearing and can understand basic communication.

Jared is a 9½ year-old boy who has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy and delayed development.   He has delayed language ability, but has normal hearing and can communicate through sign language.  His file notes that he enjoys playing with other kids and he is very nurturing and will often comfort the younger children when they cry. 

Jason is a 9 year-old boy who likes music and loves playing with other kids. He has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy. He also has delayed physical and mental development. Jason received surgery on October 29, 2012 (Lumbar Intervertebra) and recovered well. He continues to receive general rehabilitation treatment.

Dominic is a 6 year-old boy who can count numbers and likes to sing children's songs. He has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy and club feet. He received treatment in a rehabilitation hospital from 9/13/12 to 11/22/12, and continues to receive rehabilitation in the orphanage. After consistent rehabilitation treatment, he can now walk alone, but has poor balance.

Current America World families who are interested in reviewing a child’s file should contact their Family Coordinator if interested in further information.  Families not currently in the process of adopting with America World should fill out a quick free PRE-APPLICATION and our Intake staff will follow up with you right away regarding the opportunity to review a child’s file.

You can also view other children who are waiting by visiting our website and clicking HERE. Most often, children with minor/repairable medical needs and/or very young children do not appear as often on waiting child listings as they are generally matched directly (when their files arrive) with families already in our China program & who are requesting those particular medical needs. Many young/minor medical needs children are designated by China to be matched only with families who have their paperwork already submitted to China.

Any questions about any Waiting Child can be directed to our China staff at or 800-429-3369. Please let us know if we can help with any questions about the adoption process!


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