Friday, July 21, 2017

Superkids in China and Taiwan

Following CCCWA’s announcement earlier this week a lot of families and advocates have been wondering how the suspension of partnerships and other hosting and camp programs will impact China adoptions and Gladney’s Superkids work.

Although the future isn’t crystal clear at this moment, we are confident that the program will continue to move forward.  Gladney has been working in China for over 20 years and we have seen many changes – we have always been able to flow with whatever comes our way and we will continue to work to place children in loving, committed families. 

Superkids may be primarily known for work we do in China, however over the last couple of years it has expanded to include visits to Taiwan as well.  The Taiwan program is a small, but rapidly growing Asian adoption program for families that are interested in siblings, younger children with medical needs and older children (ages 5+) with and without medical needs.  The parent qualifications, process and requirements are slightly different from China.

A Superkids volunteer in Taiwan.

Often we receive emails from our partners in Taiwan about children that are available to be matched to qualified families who have an approved international adoption home study.  Just yesterday we learned about a little boy who is turning 5 this fall, who they will be planning to match soon.  To learn more about this situation and other opportunities in the Taiwan program please contact mary.chapman@gladney.org.

As we close this week we remain hopeful for each individual child’s future and optimistic that Superkids will continue to have a positive impact in the lives of orphans in both China and Taiwan!

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Oh Jack!

We met Jack a while ago. He had our hearts at "Hello, my name is Jack!" He had been in an English speaking foster home and surprised us by speaking amazing English to us.



Jack is 7 years old and has low vision. He can see only when he holds objects in a very specific place, but he is able to see well enough to put small objects in a bottle. He has had cataracts removed from his eyes.



He is a sweet, funny little boy who is bright and independent. We last saw him in April of 2016. I am going to let the videos tell you more about Jack. Please watch and see what a wonderful little guy he is!



Jack has a $4,000 grant through Gladney!

Could he be your son? Please share Jack's post. He has waited long enough! Please contact us at superkids@gladney.org for more information.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Announcement From the CCCWA - July 18, 2017

Announcement
July 18, 2017

Relevant government departments and adoption agencies in receiving countries,
Following the enactment of the Law of the People’s Republic of China on the Administration of Activities of Overseas Non-Governmental Organizations within the Territory of China (hereinafter referred to as Administration Law) since January 1, we would like to notify as follows on relevant issues about the programs carried out by adoption agencies such as the One-to-One Assistance Program, Journey of Hope Program, and Summer/Winter Hosting Program based on the regulations of the Administrative law and conclusions of competent authorities:
  • All activities concerning the One-to-One program, Journey of Hope Program, and Summer/Winter Hosting Program will be terminated. For children who have been assessed by adoption agencies through the One-to-One program before the enactment of the Administrative Law and whose reports have not been submitted to CCCWA, if their reports are submitted through the provincial department of civil affairs to CCCWA before December 31, 2017 (subjected to the approval date of the provincial department), CCCWA will post these files to the specific list of the original adoption agency. Agencies are requested to look for children within required deadline, otherwise the files will be withdrawn by CCCWA when the deadline is closing.
  • Foreign adoption agencies should abide by the business scope specified in the registration when working in China. No activities with inter-country adoption as the purpose are allowed when agencies work in welfare and charity related activities. 
  • Adoption agencies should look for adoptive families according to the requirements outlines in the Review Points for Decision on the Eligibility of Foreigners Adopting from China and avoid hasty placements without discretion within the deadline.


China Center for Children’s Welfare and Adoption Center

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Austin {Taiwan}

With dimples and the cutest ears that stick out just slightly, Austin is beyond adorable! Austin is shy and it took him a little while to warm up to us. But he is so very polite – quietly saying thank you to us and complying with all of our requests. 



Austin told us that he loves playing with Transformers and he had a lot of fun with our matchbox cars. He also enjoys drawing and reading picture books. He drew a picture of a smiling cat for us and also wrote out numbers 1-10. He is currently in kindergarten and his teachers report that he is popular. Austin has been living with the same foster family for several years. His foster mother told us that he can be quite active when he’s in a comfortable environment.



Austin has amblyopia in his right eye and is currently patching to help correct the issue. It is also reported that he has some mild developmental delays. Could Austin be your son? Please contact Mary Chapman at mary.chapman@gladney.org for more information on this adorable little guy.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Family Friday

It's Friday and we have matches to announce! {Insert happy Friday dance!}

Hugh


Loyal



Eddie



Larson



We are over the moon excited for each of these boys and their families! Help us congratulate them by liking and sharing this post!

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Ethan!

We are still looking for Ethan's family! You can read more about him here. Please help us out and share this post. We have an amazing community of people who read and share our post to help find families for our children. Thank you and let's stand together again for Ethan!


Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Iris Video!

This is Iris. You can read more about her here. Here is a little video that is easy to share. Let's see how many times her video gets viewed today!