11 January 2009

China?

Not for ME! For YOU! Well...for you smug-marrieds out there anyway.

WACAP, an agency I've heard only positive things about, and had positive interactions with myself, has four 13-year-olds who need homes. All fees for these children are waived. If you are feeling your heart being softened towards older child adoption, but just can't see where the money would come from to complete an IA, this might be of interest to you.

Our staff has met with these children in China and would be happy to talk with you about them. We are advocating for three girls from China age 13 and one boy age 13 from China that must have completed adoptions SOON! They are all listed as healthy. They are in danger of turning 14 and "ageing out." This means they may have no support or resources and have to live on their own in China - if they are not adopted before they turn 14. There are also 30 other healthy children age 10-12 available for adoption.

There is no fee or application necessary to simply review these children's information. We also have video and photos.

GOOD NEWS! Married couples may ask for exceptions to the adoption requirements for these particular children. So if you don't fit all the guidelines perfectly you may still be able to adopt one of these healthy children. There is no fee to pay first to find out if you may be granted an exception.

All adoption fees have been donated for these children. There are no application fees, no adoption fees and no post placement fees. This is a savings of over $14000. There is also a no-interest loan of $4500 that may be available and you may be eligible for over $10,000
in Adoption tax credit. Parents will be responsible for paying for their homestudy, immigration, visas and travel fees.

Wait time:greatly reduced. WACAP (www.wacap.org) will do everything possible to expedite these adoptions. There are also 30 other healthy children age 10-12 available for adoption. WACAP (www.wacap.org) is a non-profit adoption agency with over 18 years of experience in
adoptions from China. Contact FamilyFinders@... or 1-800-732-1887.


Girl, 13, Artist.This lovely and bright-eyed girl, who loves
handicrafts, needs to find a family immediately. She is thirteen
years old and will no longer be eligible for international adoption
after July 2009. She is described as a polite girl that spends her
spare time knitting and painting. She also has an eye for style and
is sought out by her peers to put together their outfits. She is
healthy and developmentally on target. Adoption fees for this child
are waived.
XDL.0795.15717.01

Boy, 13, Athletic. Here's a popular and sensible boy that needs to
find a family immediately. He is thirteen years old and will no
longer be eligible for international adoption after August 2009. He
was sadly taken to the orphanage by his elderly grandfather, who took
care of him for several years following his parent's passing. He
spends his spare time either reading or playing sports. He is
healthy and developmentally on target. Adoption fees for this child
are waived.
ZHL.0895.15718.01

Girl, 13, Musician.This girl always puts a positive spin on life, and
now she's wishing to find warm and loving parents. She is thirteen
years old and will no longer be eligible for international adoption
after September 2009. Her aunt reluctantly made an adoption plan for
her because she was financially unable to care for her following her
parent's passing. She is a member of the institute's art ensemble
and her performances are highly praised by caregivers. She is
healthy and developmentally on target. Adoption fees for this child
are waived. QFL.0995.15720.07

Girl, 13, Helpful, Here's an easy-going and helpful girl that needs
to find a family immediately. She is thirteen years old and will no
longer be eligible for international adoption after October 1995.
Both of her parents have passed away and she entered life in an
institutional setting only last year. She takes pride in helping the
younger children with grooming and putting away their clothes, but
longs for a home and family of her own. She is healthy and
developmentally on target. Adoption fees for this child are
waived.SLL.1095.15721.01


Contact us at FamilyFinders@... or 1-800-732-1887.

10 comments:

Lauri said...

I am so interested in this...


Thanks for the info Kate

Wacap was on our list of the best agencies

Dee said...

Kate, maybe you should make it clear whether or not singles can adopt? Usually in China it's not allowed...

Andrea said...

Dee, I am guessing the no-singles restriction is why she put "smug marrieds" in there ;) Like Kate I am not a "smug married" so China isn't an option for me, either.

Which kills me, because reading the descriptions of those kids just breaks my heart.

Tina in CT said...

The woman across the street from me adopted her daughter from China in March of 2002. She met quite a few other single women that were adopting from there. I have heard that China has changed the rules and only married couples may now adopt.

Your spreading the word about these children is wonderful.

kate said...

Ding, ding, ding--Andrea wins the prize. No singletons. That's why this post is only for smug-marrieds. ;>

WACAP does have some generous grants for older Russian child adoption, too. Singletons still welcomed there.

Mrs. Butler said...

You're killin' me, Kate.

Tami said...

I forwarded this on to my sister-in-law who has adoted one special needs child from China (has the same condition as Maddie) and is in the process of adopting another SN child (same condition as well.) She's VERY interested...we'll see if my brother gives in. ;)

beckyww said...

Forwarded to some friends. Dang, I wish I was 10 years younger and had a lot more green. We'd have at least one more.

Jenni said...

I just printed this out for a friend who wants to adopt an older child from China. We'll see what happens!

Anonymous said...

I checked with them and they said all the kids are spoken for, which is great news, although maybe not exactly what some of us wanted to hear. ;)