TOO CUTE TUESDAY: Lai

It’s Tuesday, and we have a little cutie pie that we’d like to introduce! Meet Lai – he is 2 years old and will celebrate his 3rd birthday next month. Please share to help us find this happy, smiley little guy his forever family!

Lai is shy, especially around strangers, but once he warms up he is quite the little charmer! His nannies say that he is “full of wisdom and has his own unique views.” Normally at play time, if a child takes another’s toy, there will be tears and screaming. Lai has his own approach – instead he will walk over and take his nanny’s hand, and will show them what happened.

Compared to other children, Lai’s intelligence is normal. He participates in an early education class and follows his teacher’s instructions very well. Even though Lai has bottom and genital malformations, along with a leg malformation, he can walk independently, go up and down stairs by himself (while holding the hand rail), and can freely change between crawling, sitting, standing, etc. Lai is truly 1 in a million! Please help him find his family so that he can continue to grow!

Lai 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 Tailend Duplication Malformation. Please call 303-850-9998 or email waitingchild@ccaifamily.org for more information about this Lai!

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TOO CUTE TUESDAY: Shi

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Hello CCAI families! Here is your weekly dose of cute – please meet Shi! He is 9 years old. Shi had the opportunity to participate in our Winter Hosting Program 2015.  He loved living with his host siblings, and would really love to have his own siblings some day! Please share his story to help this sweet boy find his family!

Here is what his host family shared with us:

Chang Shi Yan Hosting 8“Shi is a typical boy – he loves to play basketball and with matchbox cars. The only thing he dislikes is arts and crafts. Currently, he is running around the house with a flashlight hunting for monsters under our beds. He doesn’t let his skull abnormality keep him from participating in games. As the Nerf darts were flying around the house, he went and put on his helmet before I told him to. He is not a picky eater. He will choose healthy foods over sweets. Our dentist praised his teeth brushing habits, and Shi had no cavities. He loves to take bedtime baths. He sleeps well and dresses himself.

Shi is a sponge! He was able to pick up English so quickly! We are a family of 12 and within one week the clever boy knows all our English names.  He is a sweet boy with a good temperament and he really loves hugs! He is sensitive boy with just a pinch of naughtiness added. He is always curious and up for any challenge. He likes to run with the older boys and when they are tired of playing he is content to play with our 6 year old daughter. Shi is so bright! He is able to look at directions and build complicated Lego 1_Shi_web_picture_3figures without any help!

Shi would be a wonderful son and brother in any size of family. He can be a snuggle bunny and we have fallen in love with him!”

Shi’s host family is willing to talk with families that are seriously interested in adopting him! Please ask the Waiting Child Department for more information.

 

Shi 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 Head and chest malformation, poor development of right clavicle, and missing parietal bone. Please call 303-850-9998 or email waitingchild@ccaifamily.org for more information about Shi!

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TOO CUTE TUESDAY: Kun/Quinn

 

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It’s time for another Too Cute Tuesday! Meet Kun (you might also recognize her as Quinn from Journey of Hope!) This silly, fun-loving 10-year-old girl always has a smile on her face. Please help us share her story so that she can find her forever family!
Kun likes to sing and dance, and she sure likes to talk too! She has learned to express her needs and takes the initiative to say “hi” to visitors and play games with the younger children. Quinn also comforts other kids when they are sad by sharing her own toys. She can help nannies with chores and loves to help others.

Kun was hosted in the US this last Winter as a part of our Winter Hosting Program! Kun’s host family shared some of their favorite things about her with us:

Dang Yi Kun Hosting - eating“Kun is a cheerful, cuddly girl who loves to giggle and be silly and loves attention.  She is definitely a girly girl and likes having her hair brushed (and to brush others) nailpolish and chapstick, and the prettier the dress the better.  She loves playing with shape puzzles, building toys (like legos and magnetic shapes) and especially play-doh.  She LOVES to sing and could never get enough of swing dancing with one of us in the living room.  She enjoys chores and took it on herself to do things like sweep, wash windows, break down boxes, and fold clothes – she has an amazing work ethic.  She has good self care skills – can bathe (though I stayed with her at bathtime) and dress herself and can go to the bathroom on her own.

Dang Yi Kun Hosting - sledI feel she was very timid and a bit scared when arriving but left fearless.  She was very scared of our two dogs at first – to the point that she couldn’t even look at them (we kept them confined by a baby gate in another room at first).  But halfway through her stay she really warmed up to them, and really seemed to enjoy being around them and feeding them.  Also at mid visit she just took that attitude with everything else – and threw herself into every activity from sledding to sleigh rides to horseback riding.  It was neat to see her petting one of the big draft horses just a week after she was terrified of a dog.”

Please help us find Kun’s forever family!

TOO CUTE TUESDAY: Yong

Happy Too Cute Tuesday CCAI Families! This week we’d like to introduce you to Yong, a handsome, caring, and adventurous 13 year old boy. PLEASE HELP US SHARE HIS STORY – not only will Yong be “aging out” when he turns 14, but CCAI only has a limited amount of time left with his file!

Yong was hostedWangYongGu (1) in the US as a part of CCAI’s Summer 2015 Hosting Program, and his host family has nothing but amazing things to say about him:

“Yong is a bright and happy 13 year old boy who made a huge impression on our whole family, from my youngest child (also age 13) to my oldest son at 21.

Yong is clever, creativWangYongGu (2)e, fun-loving, brave, helpful, sweet and thoughtful.

He showed great courage to come to a country so far away to live with people he did not know.  He quickly adapted to our customs.  He learned to play our games, taught us his own games, ventured into a swimming pool and loved it, splashed in the ocean, ate many different foods, and was game for any adventure.   Simply put, this child is as stronWangYongGu (4)g and confident as he is sweet and thoughtful. Any family thinking about adoption of a young teen would be very lucky to have Yong in their lives!!”

His nannies in China also think highly of him – they say that he is a good leader, responsible, polite, and sensible. He is like a big brother to the younger children in his orphanage – he loves to play with them, will help push wheelchairs or strollers, help feed them, and will even make paper-cut art for them. His nannies say that “no matter what situation, he will allow his little brothers and sisters to go first; he is very polite child.”

After visiting America, Yong is sure that he wants to be adopted. He often talks to his nannies about his desire to have a mom and dad. Please help Yong find his forever family – he truly deserves it!

Yong’s host family is willing to talk to families who are seriously considering adopting him!

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

If you are unable to adopt Yong, there are other ways to help! Click here to donate toward Yong’s adoption expenses:

https://www.ccaifamily.org/WaitingChild/Child-Profile-Details?ChildId=16428

TOO CUTE TUESDAY: Gum

It’s time for another Too Cute Tuesday! This week we have an ESPECIALLY cute little guy – please meet Gum! He is 7 years old and would love to have a family to call his own one day. Please help us share Gum’s story!

 

Gum likes music – listening to it, dancing to it, and of course, singing along to it! He even got to be a lead singer for a performance on Children’s day. He is described as being an oWangGuMin (5)WangGuMin 10.28 (3)utstanding little leader, and helps his nannies and teachers as he can. Gum is a smart boy – his nannies say his general knowledge, spoken language, and daily communication skills are all very good. He is also a good student!

 

When Gum first came to the orphanage he had a hard time moving his limbs. He has been doing some therapy and has made great improvements. He can use his hands fairly well, go up and down stair (with support), and he LOVES to play outside! Gum has a bright future ahead of him, but he needs a family to help him grow!

  

Gum 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 Club Feet and An Upper Limb Deformity.

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

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TOO CUTE TUESDAY: Min

It’s Too Cute Tuesday! We’d like to introduce Min – He is 1 year old and ready to go home to his forever family!

Min is an introverted anMin Web Larged quiet little guy. He does babble to himself, but doesn’t try to imitate sounds quite yet. When he is happy or trying to get the nannies’ attention he will make little “en en” sounds. He loves playing with toys, both on his own or with his foster family, and smiles and giggles when being teased or tickled. Min does have trouble hearing, but as long as you speak loud enough he will turn his head when he hears his name. He reacts when adults speak to him and is able to differentiate between his nannies and unfamiliar people. He loves to be outside and is very curious about the world around him.

Min is a Special Focus child, meaning he can be matched to a family either witZheng Min Zi 10.9 (2)h or without a dossier in China and may also be accepted along with another child! He is diagnosed with Brain Damage, Microtia, and a Facial Malformation. Please call 303-850-9998 or email waitingchild@ccaifamily.org for more information about Min!

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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.

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.

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.