The following links are examples of places on the Internet where people can learn about adoption.
http://www.adopt.org/ -- Web site for the National Adoption Center. Includes helpful information about the adoption process.
http://www.adoptuskids.org/ -- The Department of Health & Human Services Administration for Children and Families sponsors this web site. It provides information about children who are available for adoption anywhere in the United States.
http://www.adopt-now.org/ -- Adopt Now website. Besides providing general information about the adoption process, this one has useful information about adopting a child with special medical needs.
– The website for Love Basket, Inc. a private nonprofit adoption agency. The
site offers up-to-date information about US and International adoptions.
Children with OI who are Reported to be available for Adoption:
All information in this section is provided by recognized state agencies. It is up to the prospective parents to contact the identified agency to learn more about any specific child. The OI Foundation is not an adoption agency, or an agent for any adoption agency. This information is provided as a service to those who may wish to adopt a child who has OI.
If you know of a child with OI who is available for adoption and who is not listed, contact Bonelink@oif.org.
Jane, 10 years old
Jane was found within a few days of being born, and after being
cared for at the institution, she went into the care of a foster family at age
three. Diagnosed with osteogenesis imperfect, she uses a wheelchair to get
around. Jane is reported to be an active and open girl who appreciates
music—she sings very well, and enjoys singing for an audience of children. She
learns quickly, has an even temper, and is well-liked by her teachers and
caregivers. She’s very social, communicates very well, and especially likes
playing with other kids. Jane has a healthy appetite and a good attitude. She
needs a supportive family to reach her potential.
There is a $4000 Promise Child Grant available for families who qualify to
assist with this adoption.
World Association for Children and Parents
PO Box 88948
Seattle, Washington 98138 http://www.wacap.org/
Suzanna, 6 years old
Suzanna is a sweet almost six-year-old girl. She uses a wheelchair for mobility. Her special need is Osteogenesis Imperfecta or brittle bones. She can speak with age appropriate sentences and grammar. A teacher comes to her room to work with her. She enjoys watching TV and watches to occupy her time. Her favorite color is red. She was just discharged from the hospital because of fractures of her left hip and shoulder. Suzanna needs a family to help her Live a fulfilling life. She needs nurturing and the opportunity to play and develop. Her arms and legs are quite weak and she had difficulty with any play activity due to weakness. Suzanna is a beautiful girl whose greatest need is a forever family.
*For more information about Suzanna or any of our other waiting children, please contact:
just turned 4 years old. Doctors in China diagnosed his condition as fragilitus
ossium or osteopsathyrosis. He entered the orphanage last year with two
fractured legs. The orphanage put castes on his legs so they could mend but he
requires additional care including a surgery. He's talkative and gets along
well with other children. He knows all the children’s names at the foster
center. Warren is cute and clever. He asks lots of questions and speaks in 5-10
Anja is a tiny little seven year old who is making good strides in speech development. She has suffered multiple spontaneous fractures due to her special need and would greatly benefit from treatment in the United States. *For more information, contact: Childrens' House International PO Box 1829 Ferndale, Washington 98248 http://childrenshouseinternational.com/ firstname.lastname@example.org (360) 686-0923
7 year old girl 7 year old girl with osteogenesis imperfecta from Asia. She is a sweet girl who had a smile on her face the whole time she was in the room with us. She recited poetry and sang a song, giving us the impression that she doesn't have a shy bone in her body. Despite having OI, she is able to stand and walk on her own without great difficulty. She is independent in everyday life and is conscious of hygiene and manners. She has a $4,200 grant. *For more information, contact: Lynne Mason, Ph.D. Rainbow Kids/World Association for Children and Parents PO Box 88948 Seattle, Washington 98138 http://www.wacap.org/ (206) 575-4550