Three year old Lissa is waiting for her forever family!

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  You are also welcome to complete a free pre-application and indicate on the application your interest in learning more about “Lissa”.

To learn more about him, please visit our China Waiting Children webpage.

If your family is interested in learning more about adoption or considering an adoption from China, please contact our China staff at for more information. Families can view our China Waiting Children Webpage for more information on children currently available and waiting for families.

Pre-apply for free for assistance in qualifying or fill out our full APPLICATION now to begin your adoption process.

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