HOSTING ADVOCACY PROFILE: Ke

Ke is a smart little boy who has yet to unlock his full potential! He gets along well with our other children, easily adapts to new environments, and loves being cuddled!

Zheng Min Ke Hosting 12.23.15This past week we have observed that his receptive language Zheng Min Ke Hostingis amazing.  He can understand anything spoken to him in his native language.  He can run and does so with a joyful spirit.  We have heard him say hello, goodbye, come here, dog, cat, and panda in mandarin.

Ke is potty trained and sleeps very well.  The boy loves food and is able to stop when he is full.  The one area that we see him struggle is his ability to initiate conversation. However, he can shake his head yes or no whenever we ask him a question.  He is an amazing child who really needs a family willing to explore his fullest potential!

If you or someone you know would like more information about adopting Ke, please contact us at waitingchild@ccaifamily.org or call us at 303-850-9998 and ask to speak with the waiting child department. Please let us know you are inquiring about “KE FROM WINTER HOSTING”

 

HOSTING ADVOCACY PROFILE: He

Dang He Hu Hosting -LookingHe is a friendly and interested little boy who wants to check out his world. His host family says that in his first week with them, he spent most days exploring his new world. He likes simple, younger child activities since he is only 5. He has played with Legos and magnetic letters, drawn with pens and crayons, pushed toy shopping carts around filled with food cartons, and helped put away laundry. He also likes playing in the bathtub.

During his first few days in the hosting program, he ate a lot and wanted to have food around and in his pockets all the time! This stopped by his third day and he ate closer to normal amounts of food. He will eat a few bites of something and then move on to other foods. He especially likes fruit! At night, he falls asleep very quickly if host mama is there beside the bed. He wakes up 2-4 times each night crying to go to the bathroom, but he does not always go when taken to the bathroom. He goes to sleep around 8 and wakes up around 8.

Dang He Hu Hosting - LegosHe’s so sweet and funny and we want so much to help him — we love him already, and he’s easy to love. All of that makes it exciting and rewarding and special. But it’s also challenging – for us it has been a return to having a toddler in many ways — a clingy toddler who has lots to say but whom we cannot understand. His particular habits of multiple night wakings and extreme car sickness add to the complexity, although they don’t take away from how attached we have become to him.

If you or someone you know would like more information about adopting He, please contact us at waitingchild@ccaifamily.org or call us at 303-850-9998 and ask to speak with the waiting child department. Please let us know you are inquiring about “HE FROM WINTER HOSTING”

TOO CUTE TUESDAY: Hui

It’s time for another Too Cute Tuesday! Please meet Hui – she is 1 year old and is ready to go home to a forever family!

When Hui first entered the iZhou Hui Yan Web Lg1nstitute she had high muscle tension. Since then she has started rehabilitation training and has made some improvements! She spends a lot of her day on the play mats and likes to kick her legs around. She can also roll over and is able to grab for her toys, but sometimes she needs a little help picking them up. She can stand with her armpits supported, but is not able to crawl or sit by herself quite yet. Hui likes cuddling with her nannies and is able to distinguish them from strangers. Please help Hui find her family so she can continue to grow stronger!ZhouHuiYan 10.12 (3)

 

Hui is a Special Focus child, meaning she can be matched to a family either with or without a dossier in China and may also be accepted along with another child! She is diagnosed with Brain Damage and Heart Disease. Please call 303-850-9998 or email waitingchild@ccaifamily.org for more information about this sweet girl!

Visit http://ccaifamily.org/WaitingChild/Waiting-Child-Profile.aspx to see more children waiting for their forever families.

HOSTING ADVOCACY PROFILE: Hui

Hui’s personality is quiet and reserved until she is comfortable with her surroundings.  Then she really blossoms and becomes open and very friendly!!  She is happy to go along with whatever her host family has planned. She enjoys active play and playing with children her age. Hui gets along very well with others and shares toys easily.

Even though she has cerebral palsy, she is able to walk independently, though it is a little unsteady.  She needs help with stairs, getting into/out of the car, etc.  She is able to assist in dressing herself, using the restroom, and bathing, but is still unable to do these independently just yet.  With some assisting devices—rails/bars in tub, a lower toilet, etc. she may be able to take on these tasks independently!! She is able to feed herself well.  She is quickly learning new skills and words while staying with her host family and they are very impressed with her.  She appears to be a quick learner when someone spends time with her.

After her family visited an orthopedic specialist the doctor’s opinion was that her condition would greatly improve with ongoing and consistent physical therapy. Hui also had her teeth cleaned and was an absolutely fabulous patient!

If you or someone you know would like more information about adopting Hui, please contact us at waitingchild@ccaifamily.org or call us at 303-850-9998 and ask to speak with the waiting child department. Please let us know you are inquiring about “HUI FROM WINTER HOSTING”

HOSTING ADVOCACY PROFILE: Min

Pu Min Juan Hosting 12.22.15 (3)Pu Min Juan HostinMin quite a special young lady! Her nannies say she is usually always in a good mood and would really enjoy the opportunity to find a mom, dad and even siblings to call her own!

She is a very active girl, according to her host family she is a tough girl and won’t let her spinal malformation get in her way at all!

“She will run, jump, and play just like any other kid her age!” says her host mom. “One day we took her to the park and she was even helping the younger children up and down the slide! She is always very bright and cheerful.”

Pu Min Juan Hosting 12.22.15 (4)Min is also really enjoying being with her host family during the Christmas season. She hasn’t hesitated to partake in the best traditions the holidays has to offer. From baking cookies to writing her letter to Santa, Min is full of the holiday spirit.

She especially enjoys drawing, singing and playing with dolls. She likes animals and would love a day at the zoo! She likes to play with children of her same age and her friends would describe her as friendly, playful and open. She really has enjoyed getting to play fun games, like UNO, with her host siblings.

If you or someone you know would like more information about adopting Min, please contact us at waitingchild@ccaifamily.org or call us at 303-850-9998 and ask to speak with the waiting child department. Please let us know you are inquiring about “MIN FROM WINTER HOSTING”

HOSTING ADVOCACY PROFILE: Niu

Fan Xiao Niu Hosting 1Starting from when we picked up our “hosting son” at the airport, we’ve had been non-stop fun. This is a wonderful child. My kids love him! We unfortunately are unable adopt right now, so we are hosting to advocate, and Niu is a wonderful addition to a family! I even had to have a cry session with my 10-year-old daughter today when she offered to leave the family so Niu could be our fifth child!! He maintains eye contact, shows zero signs of aggression, defiance, or impulsiveness, there is no inappropriate attention or affection. He accepts attention and affection appropriate for a 13-years-old. He would be a great son for someone who has not adopted before as well as those who have many kids in their home.

He needs someone to act fast though, in August of 2016, Niu will turn 14-years-old and become too old to be adopted! We would just love for him to find his forever family.

Fan Xiao Niu ReadingHe is a typical 13-year-old boy who would love to have a dad to do snowball fights with and a mom to help him go shop for new clothes. He would love a dog like our German Shepherd who never sleeps anywhere but by the front door, decided to sleep at the foot of Niu’s bed! He has played with her for hours, groomed her and given her much love. He does great with younger, as well as older kids, but would love to have an older brother. We even have taken him to the local barbecue pit for lunch. He definitely doesn’t have a problem with American food.

123He has been a dream here. He is kind, gentle, patient and loving toward my children, and in turn they adore him. After getting him home from DIA, our 4th graders had a Hand Bell Concert at school. Niu was invited to come along and after a minute of thinking he accepted the invite with a smile. He was a real trooper sitting through three different Hand Bell songs that made absolutely no sense to anyone, especially him. He was attentive and clapped unlike any other 13 year-old boy would do at his younger sibling’s concert

He loves to read and finished all 5 books of the Percy Jackson Series in a day and a half! Anytime we cross paths in the house he has the biggest grin, waves, and happy “hello’s” to share with me. All my other children call me mom but he has picked up mommy as my title and it breaks my heart every time I hear it, which is frequently. This 13 year old is so tender of heart and wants a mom and dad to love him so much.

If you or someone you know would like more information about adopting Niu, please contact us at waitingchild@ccaifamily.org or call us at 303-850-9998 and ask to speak with the waiting child department. Please let us know you are inquiring about “NIU FROM WINTER HOSTING”

TOO CUTE TUESDAY: Ban

It’s time for another Too Cute Tuesday! Please meet Ban – He is 1 year old and would love to have a Forever Family for Christmas. Please share his story so we can get this little guy home!

ZhenMinBang (1)Ban is an active baby who loves to play. He can pick up toys on his own, and especially likes banging his toys together. He cannot walk or crawl yet, but he tries to wiggle over to toys that are far away from him. Ban smiles easily and likes people. He will look curiously at strangers who tease him and sometimes let out a little giggle. He is also a bit ticklish and likes when his nanny tickles his chin. He recently learned to say “mama” and is imitating other sounds.ZhenMinBang (23)

Ban is a Special Focus child, meaning he can be matched to a family either with or without a dossier in China and may also be accepted along with another child! He is diagnosed with Brain Damage.

Please call 303-850-9998 or email waitingchild@ccaifamily.org for more information about Ban!

Visit http://ccaifamily.org/WaitingChild/Waiting-Child-Profile.aspx to see more children waiting for their forever families.

TOO CUTE TUESDAY: Qin

Website Profile Card QinHappy Too Cute Tuesday! This week we’d like to introduce you to little Qin (sounds like ‘chin’).

Little Qin is 3 years old. She is a lively toddler who loves to play and smile. She likes to watch TV and play with her toys, but her favorite activity is playing hide & seek with her friends and nannies. She is curious and will go to touch things that she is interested in, but she is very obedient and listens to her foster mother when she says “no.” She can say “mama” and is trying to say other words. She tries to imitate what her foster mother says and will babble, though most of the time adults cannot understand her. Qin can sit and crawl, but can only stand and walk with support for now. Her caretakers say she is a wonderful little girl who has a bright future ahead of her – she just needs to find a family that will help her grow stronger!

ZhouQinYing (24)Qin is a Special Focus child, meaning she can be matched to a family either with or without a dossier in China and may also be accepted along with another child! She is diagnosed with Brain Damage and Developmental Delays. Please call 303-850-9998 or email waitingchild@ccaifamily.org for more information about Qin!
Visit http://ccaifamily.org/WaitingChild/Waiting-Child-Profile.aspx to see more children waiting for their forever families.

AdopTween Cooking Class

Good1 Good2 Good3 Good4This past Saturday, the AdopTweens got a special treat – Sticky Fingers Cooking Events taught everyone how to cook!

We learned how to cook Tofu Piccata with herbed pasta bundles, and for desserts we made healthy milkshakes and orange gingerbread french toast roll-ups!

It was delicious, and we had tons of fun! We take a short break from AdopTween in January, but stay tuned when we come back in February!

For more info on Adoptween, contact Adam at adoptween@adopteen.org

TOO CUTE TUESDAY: Xi

It’s Too Cute Tuesday! Please meet Xi – a very special 10 year old boy. He would love to be a big brotherFu Tian Xi 10.5. someday. Will you help him find his forever family?

Xi has overcome so much! Before surgery to repair his cleft lip and palate he was frustrated that he could not speak. He struggled to feel heard and acted out as a result. Now, his speech is still delayed, but he has made amazing improvements in both his pronunciation and his behavior. He studied very hard to learn proper pronunciation and can now say simple sentences.  He can handle most day-to-day tasks on his own, and will even help his nannies with their chores and with the younger kiddos. He knows that the younger children look up to him and he tries to be a good role model. He loves to play with his toy cars and is a whiz at puzzles. He also is quite the artist, and can’t wait to show his nannies his artwork!

Xi is a Special FFu Tian Xi 10.5ocus child, meaning he can be matched to a family either with or without a dossier in China and may also be accepted along with another child! He is diagnosed with Postoperative Cleft Lip & Cleft Palate. Please call 303-850-9998 or emailwaitingchild@ccaifamily.org for more information about Xi!

Visit http://ccaifamily.org/WaitingChild/Waiting-Child-Profile.aspx to see more children waiting for their forever families.