Rudy is a curious, sweet and strong boy who loves to explore the world around him. He needs a permanent family that will give him the love and care he deserves.
Due to a condition called retinoblastoma, he is blind in both of his eyes. At 3 years old, Rudy has already received two surgeries to help with his condition. He also wears an ocular prosthesis when he goes to sleep.
Even without sight, Rudy loves to play outside, spend time with others and play with toys! His favorite toys produce music or sound. Rudy also moves around freely in his environment.
The best fit for Rudy is a loving family that is committed to helping him thrive. His family should also have access to excellent medical and educational resources.
The beautiful children in the photos below have been matched with loving adoptive families! But many children are still waiting.
Did you know that children just like the ones below still need families through Holt’s China program? They are in China right now, waiting. And we currently don’t have enough families to match them with! In fact, our list of families has dropped to under 40! If you have taken the first steps in your adoption journey, or even if you are still only considering adoption, you could be matched with a child soon through Holt’s China program.
Children currently in need of families are both boys and girls with a wide range of medical conditions, ages 2-13 on arrival. More than half of all placements for 2019 so far have included children matched between ages 1-4! The reality, however, is that many children ages 5-13 also wait for families.
Examples of conditions that may be considered moderate/manageable include: prematurity, developmental delays (speech, motor), ear atresia, anal atresia, albinism, syphilis (treated), cleft lip and palate, orthopedic/limb malformations, and heart conditions like ASD, VSD and PFO.
Examples of more involved conditions or those requiring ongoing care after arrival include: epilepsy or history of seizures, thalassemia, vision or hearing loss, cognitive delays, incontinence, CT abnormalities, or heart conditions such as tetralogy of fallot (TOF), PDA and dextrocardia. Central nervous system conditions like cerebral palsy and spina bifida would also fall into this category.
Families who are willing to accept either gender, a wide range of medical conditions and a wider age range will be matched sooner. (We no longer accept applicants who are only open to females, 0-2, with minor/correctable conditions.)
We don’t have enough families for the children who are waiting right now! So if you have ever considered adopting through Holt’s China program, the time is now!
Look at the photos above once more. These children have their families, but there are so many more children waiting in China right now who don’t. In the past two decades, adoptions through China have seen many changes — including more domestic adoptions, changes in child profile and orphanage closures — but what has remained constant is Holt’s dedication to walking side by side with families every step of the way until they have their beautiful child in their arms.
As one of the largest and oldest international adoption agencies, we have the expertise and resources, and an amazing and experienced staff — both here and in China — to make sure that the journey to the child who is waiting for you is as smooth as possible. We will never pressure you into accepting a child whose special needs are more than you can manage, and we will work tirelessly to make sure that you are comfortable and happy throughout the entire process.
Children in China need loving homes, and we need loving families for them!
Mina is a creative, talkative and playful 9-year-old. She loves to paint and listen to music, but she also enjoys telling stories!
When she first came into care, Mina was timid and shy. But it wasn’t long until she started feeling comfortable and interacting with her peers. New people tend to make her feel cautious, but once she gets to know someone, she loves to be around them. She can also easily express herself and her feelings.
At school, Mina is one of the top students in her class! She is quick learner, and she always loves to help her peers whenever she can.
Mina has ear deformities, as well as other delays. But Mina’s fine motor skills have developed quickly during her time in care .
The best fit for Mina is a loving, permanent family that has a good understanding of older child adoption, as well as the resources, care and love she’ll need.
Could you or someone you know be the right family for Mina? Please contact Alycia Fahr-Zarlons at firstname.lastname@example.org or view her photolisting profile for more information.
Today, Ellia is thriving in her mom’s care. In just two years, Ellia
has grown from a shy and quiet 2-year-old to an energetic, outgoing, silly
4-year-old who is secure and so loved. Liz says adopting as a single parent is
“the hardest thing she has ever done on purpose,” but also the greatest gift.
Liz encourages all hopeful parents — whether married or single — to consider adoption.
Lonnell is an outgoing, intelligent and active little boy.
At 8 years old, he loves to meet new people and play sports with his friends!
When he was 6 years old, Lonnell received an operation for an
hernia. Since the operation, his health has improved significantly. He can now
run, jump and play with other children his age.
Lonnell has a strong curiosity, giving him the excitement to
explore and learn more about the world around him. He openly communicates his
thoughts and feelings, and he is always polite and positive.
He also excels in the classroom and loves to ask questions.
As a problem-solver, Lonnell strives to understand whatever lesson is put in
front of him. In 2017, he received an award for being an outstanding student at
A family that loves to explore and has a good understanding
of older child adoption would be the best fit for Lonnell.
At the end of 2018, we shared with you about three children in our programs who were experiencing the most heartbreaking, hopeless and urgent needs: Linh, a 13-year-old who became pregnant after a violent assault; Shenaz, a little girl in India who was grieving her father’s death and living in extreme poverty; and Jun Jun, a boy in China who desperately needed a surgery for his cleft lip.
Your outpouring of support and care for these three little ones amazed us. You gave generously. And because of you, Linh, Shenaz and Jun Jun’s lives have changed.
Keep reading to see just how powerful a difference you made in these children’s lives!
Like most 6-year-olds, Davey is energetic and loves to play!
An affectionate little boy, Davey loves to be cuddled and hugged by his caregivers, and gets along well with others. His extroverted personality comes out through his talkative nature and a ready smile that greets you warmly. Continue reading “Davey Needs a Family!”
Given the strength to overcome her own struggles, child sponsor Karis Feezellstrives to help others overcome theirs.
Hello, my name is Karis Feezell. I am a determined, strong and compassionate 19-year-old artist who has struggled with physical issues all my life. I have cerebral palsy, Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome, and birth defects in my hands and feet. When I was born, the umbilical cord was wrapped around my neck, resulting in lack of oxygen for eight minutes until I was revived. During this incident, my cerebellum was injured, causing constant, shaky tremors. The tremors make it a struggle to control my hands, particularly opening them.