From time to time, we will have the file of child with a pressing need – either the time to locate a family for the child is nearing an end or the child has a more difficult medical condition. A Child's Plea is a project born in our hearts to assist in locating a family for such a child. Through this project, FTIA has made a special commitment to waive all the agency fees for the family adopting the featured child in this project.
A Child's Plea Fund
Along with waiving our agency fee, a fund is also in place to assist with adoption costs or needed medical costs for the featured child or for another Waiting Child for whom a donor has contributed funding. This fund is made available through donors who share the same concern we do for Waiting Children. Through this fund, donors provide some funding to support adoption costs or medical care for a given Waiting Child. If you would like to make a donation, please send your donation to FTIA (marked "A Child's Plea"), 401 SE 6th Street, Suite 202, Evansville, IN 47713, with a cover letter, informing us if you have a specific child in mind or you are contributing to the "A Child's Plea" fund in general. We are hopeful that as a result of this fund, many Waiting Children can quickly receive the care they need.
Xiao is a beautiful 7 year old girl with knee valgus and incontinence. She appears to have had some type of spinal surgery prior to coming to the orphanage at 10 months of age. She was also diagnosed with hydrocephaly when first admitted; however doctors believed that there was no need to do surgery because the fluid would resolve over time. Since then her head circumference has been getting smaller and smaller. She had shown delays in language and mental development, but she has been improving every day.
She can take care of herself, crawls and can walk some by leaning on the railing. She is described as lively and cheerful and likes to sing while her best friend dances. Her caretakers say she is smart, polite and likes to give them a warm hug when they come to work. You can see recent videos of her at:
Xiao is designated as Special Focus and is part of our Jing Yi program. All FTIA agency fees will be waived for Xiao’s adoptive family.
Previously Featured Children
Chu Yun - Pending with a family
Chu Yun is a beautiful girl with big eyes that just turned 2 years old. When she first came to the orphanage, she was diagnosed with anemia. Sometimes when the orphanage would notice her not feeling well they took her to the hospital for a blood infusion. In August she was taken to the Children’s Hospital in Beijing for thorough testing and it was determined that she has severe Beta-Mediterranean anemia. The doctors there felt the only effective treatment for her would be to transplant hematopoietic stem cells and put her on the Beijing Red Cross Blood Center’s list for a matching bone marrow donor. However, we also had US physicians review her info and they feel she might do better with regular blood transfusions instead.
Chu Yun is described as introverted but gets along well with others. She can walk and go upstairs without assistance. She likes to play outside and likes to throw and kick balls. Her caregivers describe her as a healthy and happy little girl!
Chu Yun is part of our Jing Yi program and is designated as Special Focus. A family needs to be able to submit their dossier within 6 months in order to commit to her.
Even though FTIA wasn't able to find a family for Lauren, we are extremely happy to say that she did have a family come forward to adopt her after she left our list!! Lauren will turn 14 next spring and we hope that she'll be home celebrating with her new family by then. Thanks to everyone who helped advocate for this precious girl!
We are happy to announce that Xavier has a family working towards his adoption! We anticipate that he'll be coming home to join his new family this coming spring or summer. Thanks to everyone who advocated for this little guy!
We are extremely happy to announce that Fu Qiang is home with his family!!! Fu Qiang was well cared for in China by his Love Without Boundaries sponsorship. Thanks to everyone who advocated for this adorably coy little boy!
It is with great joy that we announce that Li Yong has a family!!! His new family has a very good understanding of his condition and can't wait to bring him home and love him unconditionally. We would like to give a huge "Thank You" to Love Without Boundaries, Dr. James Garbern and The PMD Foundation for all of their help in advocating for this precious little boy!
We are beyond excited to announce that Yu Na is now home with her forever family!! Her family says she is a very happy, bright little girl and is learning to speak more English words every day. Her physician says she is healthy and is pleased with her progress already. We know there is a great future ahead for this precious little girl!
We are thrilled to announce that Fu Qi has a forever family!! The family has received their pre-approval to adopt and are eagerly awaiting the day Fu Qi will join their family! Thank you to everyone who advocated over the last several months to locate a family for Fu Qi; he has found a very loving family, who are very committed to him!!!
We are happy to announce that Dong Bing is home!! He arrived home very recently with his new family! This is the happy ending to Dong Bing’s adoption story!!
We have exciting news!! A family is now working to adopt Tuo!! We think they will be a wonderful family for him! Thanks to all of you who advocated for Tuo and kept him in your prayers! We hope he comes home soon!!
Another success!! It is with the greatest of pleasure that we announce that Yan Lei is now home with her family! Thanks to a tremendous amount of interest that was generated for her, we were able to find just the right home for her. You’ll notice from the picture how happy she now is!
Thank you to everyone who expressed an interest in her, who helped to get the word out, or who just kept her in their prayers. Xie Xie!!
Wen came home in February 2007. Her kitten, Chongqing, came home in May! Wen continues to touch the hearts of everyone she meets and keeps her mom young!! She is currently in school in the 1st grade and enjoys jumping rope, swimming, riding her bike and scooter, and making new friends.
She is a healthy, happy young girl who is constantly on the move and her physician sees no surgeries in her near future.
Shu arrived home in July 2005. Since that time, she has had numerous doctors’ appointments, tests and surgeries. She has several diagnoses, but most are treatable by medication. Shu is full of energy and is very compassionate and loving. She is progressing well in school and loves basketball, music, and dance. Her parents and siblings state her beautiful smile and zest for life are an integral part of their family!
Xiang Qin, our first featured child, came home in July ’05. She had surgery that November and was in the hospital for almost 2 months before returning to school. Unfortunately, the surgery was unsuccessful and Xiang Qin is now confined to a wheelchair. However, she is a very strong child, who maintains a positive attitude. She loves school, has lots of friends and is very social. She loves to laugh and play with her friends and siblings. Xiang Qin is very artistic! She loves being part of a forever family!!
Fu Bi, our first child receiving funding through this project, came home in July 2005 at the age of 5 1/2. Since then, she's never looked back! She started kindergarten just 6 weeks after coming to the U.S and finished the year with lots of friends and basic reading skills. Every teacher and parent who meets her is charmed by her sweet smile and tender spirit. Her family feels very blessed to have her as their daughter!!