Project HOPEFUL is not an adoption agency. Project HOPEFUL assists adoption agencies in advocating for particular waiting children from around the world. If you are interested in joining our efforts by becoming a Child Sponsor or if you are seeking to adopt a child living with HIV or other special needs, you may email us at Waiting Children.

If you are an agency representative and would like for Project HOPEFUL to advocate for a particular child, please email us here for more information.

For more information on the adoption journey, click here.

Blessings on the journey!

The children listed below have been waiting for a family to find them and commit to bringing them home. These children are truly overlooked. Each child has a FIG Fund that will help offset adoption costs for his or her forever-family once they are officially matched. Funds donated to a child will stay with that child and will be released as expense reimbursements once a family is officially matched with the child.  If, for some reason, the funds can not be used by that child, Project HOPEFUL will re-allocate the funds to another waiting child.

Please help us identify a home and a forever family for these children or consider making a tax-deductible gift to help get them home.  To protect their privacy, we have changed their names on this site.



Saray, 10 years old, from Latin America

Saray lives in Latin America.  She is ten years old and birthmother left her with a friend at age 11 months and never came back.  There is no information...

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Teddy, 11 years old, from Africa

Teddy is 11 years old.  This sweet boy in Africa is WAITING for a family to come get him!  A recent visitor reports:  “He’s HIV+ but is holding...

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Daniel, 7 years old, from Latin America

Daniel (age 7) tested positive for HIV when he was 7 months old.  He lived with his single mother, also HIV positive, and grandparents until he was 1 year old...

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Egor is waiting for his family in Ukraine and it’s urgent!  His sister is already here in the states and he’s ready to come as well! His hobbies...

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Faith from Africa

Faith was born on Sept. 29, 2001 in Africa.  She is HIV positive. Faith’s mother passed away in 2008 from infections related to HIV.  Her father is unable to...

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Felicia from Peru

Felicia was born in 2002 and has been waiting for a family to find her!  Felicia has Focalized Convulsive Syndrome.   She makes involuntary movements with her hands and...

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Levi from Serbia

Levi (L.M.) is waiting for his family in Serbia.  Born in 2004, Levi has Down Syndrome and is in an institution. For more information on Levi or...

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Margo from Serbia

Margo (M.J.) is from Serbia where she is waiting for a family.  Born in 2006, Margo has Down Syndrome and is in an institution. For more information on...

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Margret from Africa

Margaret is a great 8 year old girl.  She is HIV positive and both her parents are deceased.  She was relinquished to the orphanage by her aunt who...

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Oliver from Peru

Oliver was born in 1997 and lives in Peru.  Oliver has severe Cerebral Palsy, but he does laugh spontaneously and is attracted to those he is familiar with. If you are...

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Shadrach is from a rural village in the northernmost part of Ghana. He is almost 2 years old and suffers from a pre-birth infection that caused permanent damage. Because of...

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Sibling group of THREE in Africa!

We are seeking a family for a healthy sibling group of three in Africa.  Brian, born August 18, 1999, Natalie born February 1, 2001, and Emily, born August 11, 2006.The...

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Slavik from Ukraine

Slavik is a 15 year old boy from Ukraine.  He has been in an orphanage for several years.  He was brought there after extreme neglect by his mother. ...

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