Archive for the ‘China Special Focus’ Category

Brain Scan Difference Diagnosis And The Waiting Child

Many countries pre-screen adoptable children with a CT scan or ultrasound of the head.  These children are often labeled with a variety of “brain scan differences” while presenting as a child with normal and appropriate development for their age.  What is a “brain scan difference” and what does it mean in the future development and Read more…

Adopting a Child with a Cleft Lip and Palate

There currently 3 boys born with cleft lip/palate waiting to find famileis through one of our popular programs in Asia.  My own brother was born with this need and in my personal experience, this need has not impacted my family or my brothers life in a negative way.  Purusing the web for information to share Read more…

The Children Still Waiting

Over Thanksgiving week 12 advocates travelled to spend a week with 12 children from one of our partnership orphanages. The trip was an amazing journey for all of us! We have successfully found families for 7 of the 12 children and hope we can find the remaining 5 children loving homes.  Hallin, Joplin, Adeline, Lindberg Read more…

Join Us For Winter Camp in China!

Children’s House International is searching for a few more families to join us on our upcoming family trip to Linyi, China. Linyi CWI is one of our partnership orphanages housing over 250 children ages birth to 18 years in age. This is a great opportunity for families wishing to learn more about the current state Read more…

One Very Little Boy With Huge Determination!

Childhood Cancers

      About 10,380 children in the United States under the age of 15 will be diagnosed with cancer in 2015. While Cancer rates have not risen much in recent years, it remains the second leading cause of death among children.  The good news is that 80% of children with cancer will survive more than Read more…

AMC- Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita

{abstracted from AMCSUPPORT.org} Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita is a condition that causes many joints to be stiff and crooked at birth. A newborn with Arthrogryposis lacks the normal range of motion in one or more joints. A joint that lacks normal range of motion is called a joint contracture. These joint contractures develop before birth (prenatally) Read more…

Lower GI Malformations

Close to 4 million children are born each year in the US.  One in 5,000 will be born with an anorectal malformation.  Imperforate anus and anal atresia are two common types of lower GI malformations.  These conditions have no known genetic component.  Like cleft lip and palate, anorectal malformations are birth defects potentially caused in some Read more…

Fragile Babies

Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI) is commonly known as “brittle bone disease”. OI does not effect intelligence, and while there is no “cure” for OI, many children live wonderful lives with treatment. Most adults and children with OI lead productive and successful lives. They attend school, develop friendships and other relationships, have careers, raise families, participate in Read more…

Making an Impact and Working Together

A historic event took place last week.  Both End’s Burning brought together delegates from 20 countries.  Experts, facilitators and country hosts to discuss how we all can better serve vulnerable children with Family care as the core value of the child welfare systems.  We hope this will spark awareness and  change so more children will Read more…

See Me!

“When you drop a glass or a plate to the ground it makes a loud crashing sound.  When a window shatters a table leg breaks or when a picture falls off the wall it makes a noise. But as for your heart when that breaks it’s completely silent. You would think as it’s so important Read more…

The Saddest Child

Sometimes we are asked to find homes for children who have no real underlying reasons for the lack of developmental milestones they are meeting. These children are often looked over by families because of the fear there is an intellectual disability or mental disorder causing these delays. Committing to parent these children is nothing short Read more…

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…

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…