Tuesday, September 21, 2010

I read this on No Hands But Ours blog...I wish they would let Americans abroad adopt from China.

I read this on No Hands but ours blog. I wish they would allow Americans living abroad to adopt from China. But they don't. I would adopt one more child with Hep B+. Sarah could use a Chinese sister. But just because I can not adopt again, doesn't mean you can not adopt. I hear WACAP is great to work with. And they have good grants to help cover the costs. Maybe it's your day to meet the child you have been waiting for (a child that's been waiting for you)!!!

Grants up to $9450 available.

There are 30 new children from China between the ages of 3 and 13 who are waiting for families — 8 girls and 22 boys. Almost all of these children are in foster care with a stay at home mother and live in nice, clean, modern facilities. The children receive one-on-one attention as they are the only child or one of two children in the home. They have been in a special program that includes gardening, martial arts classes, training for older children to become productive members of society, speech and physical therapy if needed and additional educational and recreational experiences. We were very impressed by the care these children were receiving as compared to those in other institutions we have visited.

The children available are:

•An 11-year-old girl who is basically healthy
•Three boys age 5–7 who are basically healthy
•An 8-year-old boy with a deformed ear
•Eight children age 4–9 who are post-operative for cleft lip/palate or hypospadia
•Two children age 3–5 with deafness
•Four children age 6–11 with Hepatitis
•Three children age 6–10 with cataracts or vision issues
•A 13-year-old boy with Albinism
•And other children with minor to more serious medical concerns

There is no fee to ask for the complete file for any of these children. There is no fee to request a password so you can also view their photos on our secure Web site.

Financial Aid:
Grants ranging from $2,200 to $4,200 are available for eligible families, and there is also an additional $5,000 waiver for many of the adoptions. The $250 application fee also has been waived for this group of children.

Eligibility exceptions:
If you do not meet some of the eligibility requirements to adopt from China, please contact FamilyFinders@wacap.org, as exceptions to the requirements are granted on a case-by-case basis for this group of children. Additionally, if you are interested in adopting two children at one time, please inquire as each situation is approved on a case-by-case basis.

WACAP is a non-profit adoption and humanitarian aid agency. Contact FamilyFinders@wacap.org or call 1-800-732-1887 for more information.

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