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“Autumn” & “Robert” Need Your Help

Greatest Need? A Family

Last month, we introduced you to “Autumn” and “Robert”.  They are two waiting children in China who have medical needs and some delays, but their greatest need is for families–where they can thrive. Please pray for them and consider how you can be a part of their stories by helping them to find their forever families.  Maybe your family?

Meet Autumn

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Autumn is a sweet little girl who just turned 7-years-old. She has good self-care and can do simple household chores. She takes clothes off of the line by herself, likes to be clean and has good personal hygiene.

Autumn has a curious personality and when she sees something new, she always wants to play with it or expresses curiosity. She enjoys playing at the park and riding bikes. She enjoys playing with other children and enjoys sports. Her favorites are playing with her friends and playing on the swings. She has fun following her teachers’ instructions to do daily exercises. She is very healthy and is not sick often. She has a good appetite and sleeps well at night.

As of May 2018, Autumn has been diagnosed with a possible hearing impairment. She is noted to have growth and developmental delays and speech delays as well. Additional photos and information are available to share with anyone who is interested in learning more.

Meet Robert

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Robert is 3-years, 4-months-old.  He enjoys playing with his caretakers, gets along well with the other children and always loves hugs from his teachers. He is described as an active boy, who always has a smile. He enjoys listening to music, watching TV and playing with toys.

Robert was diagnosed with postoperative congenital cleft lip and palate; left congenital microtia (ear), right congenital accessory auricle (ear), and language & motor delays.  Additional photos and information are available to share with anyone who is interested in learning more.

Adopting from China

If you are interested in learning more about Autumn or adopting a child from China, please email our China team at China@awaa.org or by phone 800-429-3369 for more information.

Learn more about adopting a child from China on our China overview page, our China adoption requirements page, and our China adoption fees page.

Know that there are lots of resources to assist families with the cost of adoption.  You can find a list of ways to cover the cost of your adoption on our Financing Adoption page.


Remember, now through December 31, 2018, any family who applies to adopt and submits their Agreement by January 15, 2019, will be able to take advantage of a special $250 application grant!

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