Brain Matters…But How Much?

  We see lots of children worldwide being assigned diagnosis of “Brain issues” that seem incredibly scary to adoptive parents at first glance. In Asia we see children given the designation Post-Traumatic Brain Injury Syndrome.  PTBIS is a set of symptoms that a person may experience for weeks, months, years or life after a traumatic brain Read more…

ECHO

Echo is unbelievable. She is a gentle and smart 4 year old who had a bit of a rough start in life.  Like so many children in her birth country she was abandoned as an infant.  She was diagnosed with hydrocephalus and received surgery to provide her with the normal potential for development that she is Read more…

Look at What We Can Do!

In all of our programs worldwide we have children with down syndrome waiting to be adopted. These children range in age from about one year on up. Many of these children have been placed in institutions because of their extra chromosome. They have no real future without a family. October is Down Syndrome awareness month Read more…

Shannon is Still Waiting!

Shannon is a quiet and shy three year old girl waiting for her family to find her.  She it was originally assumed she had delayed development and only strabismus but it was recently found that she has low vision and her delays could be caused by her inability to see clearly.  She is able to Read more…

The Older Child-JANINE HAS FOUND HER FAMILY, THE BOYS STILL WAIT!

What would it be like to adopt an “older child”?  At what age is a child considered “too old” to be desirable to an adoptive family?  If you have the misfortune of being born a boy, that age is 5 years.  If you are a girl, you get a few additional years, but if you Read more…

Focus on Vision Impairment

  Children are born in every country that have all types of vision loss.  Many of these children end up available for adoption because their lack of vision is considered a severe disability.  Even children like Braddox, who have vision loss in only one eye, are placed in orphanages.  What is it like to parent Read more…

Two Girls a World Apart- VILLY HAS FOUND HER FAMILY! BROOKE STILL WAITS!

These two girls live literally half a world away but share much.  Both girls are sweet, active and happy.  Both girls are a delight to their caregivers.  Both girls were abandoned at birth.  Both girls have no future without a FAMILY!  Both girls were born with Down Syndrome. BROOKE is 3 years old and was born Read more…

Fabulous Kids Under Four!

We have some fabulous children waiting to find their families in our programs right now.  If you are searching for a child under the age of four with minor/correctable needs please consider them! Alexanie is a sweet and shy near two year old.  She has been diagnosed with high tone but is crawling well! ALEXANIE HAS Read more…

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Meet Laurita

Laurita is a cute 10 month old little Latin American miss. She has been diagnosed with microcephaly, moderate delay in her motor development, an optical alteration that affects her vision and her response to visual stimuli. She was born at 32 weeks of gestation, since her birth she has been under the care of the Read more…

CHI China Family Camp-Out 2014

Countries with Waiting Siblings

In many countries, local families can generally only afford to adopt one child at a time.  As a result, there are many wonderful sibling groups waiting for families in countries like Colombia, Poland and Ethiopia.  These children generally range in age from 3 to 13 years in age.   Siblings who have experienced the trauma Read more…

Application Fee Grant!

In honor of National Adoption Month CHI is happy to offer a $100 grant towards the regular application fee for all applications received before November 30! We are actively seeking applicants for our programs in India and Republic of Georgia who are open to children who are over the age of 5 or who have Read more…

3 Fragile and Beautiful Lives

So much of Helen’s little life is still ahead of her.  She is only 18 months old and has spent her entire life in institutionalized care.  She was born to a teenage mother and was born with Spina Bifida.  Helen was lucky.  In her country last year they decided that babies born with Spina Bifida Read more…

Lace Up for Orphans!

For the last several years Children’s House International has been honored to be one of Brittany’s Hope affiliate agencies.  They have provided many of our families with funds to help bring their children home.   We encourate you to offer support for the Brittany’s Hope 2013 Walk of Love Cross Country 5 K and fun Read more…

A Valentines Fairy Tale….

Once upon a time, in a land far far away, there lived a fair Maiden and her handsome hero husband.  They lived a happy and busy life  with their three Strong and Brilliant Sons and their loyal dog Sprocket.  To all of their friends and family they seemed to live a charmed life. But the Read more…

Leo Waits for his Family in Asia

I have found my family!   Leo, male, DOB 1/2008 SN congenital heart disease. Stefani from Children fs House International met this joyful boy in March 2012. He is friends with her new daughter Meisyn and they spent much of their days together and slept in the same room. He is funny and kind. He Read more…

Brielle is Waiting! Are you her Mommy?

This video is just BRILLIANT! It is so worth the day wait it took us to get it uploaded. I just want to hug Brielle’s aunties…aren’t they the best?! Please remember that Brielle has only been at the SWI for a year. She was found at 2 years old and at that time could not Read more…

Two Boys, One Birthright

  This man was born in the United States in the 1970′s.  He was born to an educated and loving family.  He was born with a cleft lip and palate.  While his family was sad, overwhelmed and worried, they felt like the luckiest people on earth to have a son!  He received the best care available from Read more…

Annika Jade, Persevering and Compassionate, Could she be your DAUGHTER?

  I just read Annika Jade’s bio. I’m just heavy hearted tonight for this beautiful little soul! She has a limb difference on her fingers..That really isn’t a deal breaker is it? What she does have is a determined little spirit, despite the fact she has no mother to encourage her..She also has a big heart. I Read more…