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Vinny #

Boy: 2015 Diagnosis: Infantile Cerebral Palsy – spastic quadric paresis. Muscle hypertonia. Delay in the neuro-psychological development. Hydronephrosis 1st degree   Vinny is an adorable little boy that is living in an orphanage in Eastern Europe. He has poor muscle tone and active movements. Coordination is poor as well due to walking on his toes […]


Kelton #11-57

Boy: 2013 Listed: 4/2017 Kelton is very curious and is a happy boy most of the time.  He is unable to walk without aid, but he tries to get around when he sees and interesting toy near him, and will grab and play with a toy for long period of time.  This social boy enjoys […]


Olie and Ozzie #1-31

Boys: 2012, 2014 Diagnosis:  Coffin-Lowry Syndrome Olie and Ozzie live together in the same group at the orphanage. However, the government officials in their birth country have determined that they can be separated and adopted individually if a family steps forward for just one of the boys. The agency’s desire is to keep the brothers together if at all possible. […]


Kelan #

boy: 2004 Listed: April 2017   Diagnoses:  Grand Mal seizures; Epilepsy Partialis; brain edema; attachment disorder; Nocturnal Enuresis; learning abilities.   Kelan is from Eastern Europe.  He was placed in a baby house shortly after birth and is currently residing in a group home for children.  Kelan’s attention is lacking.  He can concentrate on routine […]


Montgomery #

Boy: 2001   Diagnoses:  Triventricular internal hydrocephalus; evacuation of a hematoma; Posterior fossa arteriovenous malformations (AVM); mild to moderate mental delay. AGES OUT IN JULY 2017!!! Listed: April 2017 A family must file the I-800A Immigration application before his 16th birthday His medical diagnoses include Triventricluar internal hydrocephalus; evacuation of a hematoma; Posterior fossa arteriovenous […]


Kessler #

Boy 2008 Listed: 4/2/17 Diagnosis:  Infantile cerebral palsy – quadric paresis; Severe to deep mental delay; Delay in the neuro-psychological development. Kessler lived with his birth parents until he was almost 3-years-old when he was placed in an orphanage.  He currently resides in a group home. Kessler can turn from his back to his belly […]


Locke #

Boy: 2005 Listed: 3/30/2017   Diagnosis:   Speech impairment; Mild mental delay; Disorder of the attachment in the childhood, reactive type.   Locke was with his birth family until he was 8-years-old when he was placed in a home for homeless children and then placed in a group home, where he currently resides. He started holding […]


Branson #

Branson  Age: 2 Listed: 3/30/2017 Diagnosis: Premature birth, strabismus, reflux, right-sided hemiparesis Branson is from Eastern Europe.  He was born prematurely at 28 weeks and suffered neonatal respiratory distress syndrome, mother-fetal infection, intraventricular hemorrhage IV degree complicated with porencefal cyst 53/23 mm, pneumonia, retinopathy, and gastroesophageal reflux disease. Branson has strabismus, is allergic to Augmentin, and […]


Minerva #

Girl: 2010 Epilepsy, moderate special needs   Minerva is a 6 year old girl looking for a loving home. She enjoys playing by herself but will jump in and play with other children, especially when there is running involved! She has been diagnosed with epilepsy and some moderate special needs, but workers note that they see […]


Gaston #

Boy: 2010 Diagnoses:  Infantile cerebral palsy – severe spastic quadric paresis; Delays in the neuro-psychological development. Gaston is from Eastern Europe. He was born 20 days prematurely and lived with his birth parents for 2 years and then placed in a baby house.  He is currently placed in a group home.  Gaston’s speech is underdeveloped […]


Ellery #

 Girl: 2004 Diagnoses:  Spina bifida aperta, infantile cerebral palsy, internal hydrocephaly, mild mental delay and delay in neuro-psychological development Ellery was born with spina bifida aperta (determined to be inoperable and necessitating conservative treatment and placement of a sterile bandage every day), Meningomyelocele lumbosacralils, Rashischisis, infantile cerebral palsy, internal hydrocephaly, hypotrophy, mild mental delay and […]


Briggs #

Boy: 2004 Diagnoses: short stature; cryptorchidism; familial nanism; mild mental delay. Briggs is short in stature and has been treated with growth hormone.  He often soils his bed at night and is followed by a nephrologist.  He attends a resource center for support of his mental development, unstable behavior and euphoric moods.  Briggs is extremely emotional, […]


Denver #

Boy: 2011 Cerebral Palsy,  reflux, delay in neuro-psychological development Denver can sit, pull himself up to a standing position with support and makes small steps.  He walks in a walker or when led by his hands by an adult but cannot yet walk independently.  Denver has a small attention span and doesn’t have expressed interests in […]


Deenah #6-20

Girl: 2007 Diagnosis: Cerebral Palsy – spastic quadric paresis; farsighted; On anti-convulsive therapy; Severe delay in the physical and neuro-psychical development. Microcephalus. Listed: Aug 29, 2014 Deenah was raised by her birth mother until she was 5 years old. She was removed from the home at that time by social services because the mother could […]


Brogan #

Boy:  2010 Intercranial trauma (surgery done at 11 months for it), mild-moderate delays, seizures. Brogan is amiable, friendly, at times is too enthusiastic. He cooperates with others; participates in group activities; He shows that he is proud with his achievements; often searches for the approval of the adults and insist to make things independently. He likes […]


Scotty #

Boy: age 2 Diagnosis: Lumbar spina bifida (surgically corrected), grand mal seizures, spastic cerebral palsy, hydrocephalus Scotty has little support from his legs.  His head control has improved and he can turn from his back to his belly.  He sits independently by holding on to the bars of his crib and also makes attempts to […]


Thomas #1-43

Age: 6 Diagnosis: Spina bifida apeta, prolapse, lower left paraplegia, inner hydrocephalus, bilateral luxation, chronic osteomyelitis, delay in the neuro-psychical development. Thomas moves around by sliding with the help of his arms. He can not stand upright. He receives constant physical therapy. He can string element to a stationary axis. He can do simple puzzled […]


Ellwood #

  Boy: Born 2007 Physical and Cognitive delays Ellwood’s  fine motor skills do not correspond with his age, although his gross motor skills are good.  He can stay focused on easy tasks for a short period of time.  Ellwood struggles with memorizing, retaining and reproducing new information. He behaves like a younger child and can […]


Maximus #

Boy: 2012 Moderate cognitive and speech delay Maximus like to play with musical toys.  He understands his name and reacts when called.  He can point to body parts when asked too.  Maximus is nonverbal, but can point to pictures of familiar objects.  He prefers to interact with adults and shows affection when they are familiar […]


Clifton #

 Boy: Born 2012 specific disorders of motor function development, Moderate mental delay, ectopic left kidney, strabismus Clifton lives with a foster family.  He loves to listen to music and dance and is always looking for a dancing partner! His foster family is working on him walking longer distances independently.  He is learning how to play […]


Paddy #

Boy:Born July 2012 Hydrocephalus, Thalassemia, astigmatism Paddy can turn over on his own, and sits independently. He will walk holding hands or using a walker, but does not like to walk over uneven surfaces.  He likes musical toys and has recently started imitating simple actions like a ring stacker.  Paddy likes to interact with familiar […]


Vada #

Girl: Born 2003 Sarcoidosis — receiving treatment Listed March 2017 Vada has good fine and gross motor skills but displays some cognitive delays.  She works with a resource teacher and likes to study. Art is her favorite subject.  She likes to looks pretty and enjoys having friends.  She has a good connection with familiar adults […]


Oliver #11-60

Age: 2 polycystic left kidney Oliver’s medical condition does not require any medical intervention at this time. His urine is cultured every month to check for infections and he has had 2 infections in his entire life, which were appropriately treated with medication. Developmentally, Oliver has delays that are common in a child being raised […]


Jax #49

Jax was born in 2011. He has been living with a foster family since 2013. Listed May 2015 He has a systolic murmur along the precordium; hyperkinetic conduct disorder and a mild mental delay. The child started walking on time, but his speech is underdeveloped. The child cannot stay focused for a long time while […]


Kristopher #4-5

Boy, born 2010 Diagnosis: congenital cataract of both eyes and congenital glaucoma Cytomegaloviral Infection that was passed to him from his birth mother Kristopher has had 2 eye surgeries already and needs surgery for both cataracts. He’s been seen by an opthamologist 10 times since arriving at the orphanage when he was 4 months old. […]


Patty #5-1

Patty #5-1 Age: 1 Diagnosis: Cerebral Palsy Patty can sit without support. She moves toys from one hand to the other. She demonstrates emotional attachment to specific adults and is shy around strangers. She plays appropriately with toys. She says some words and is also able to imitate sounds. A recent update from Patty’s social worker […]


Sorenson #

Boy, born 2010 retinopathy, premature birth, general overall delays Listed: April 2, 2015 Update March 2017: Sorenson sees only light and dark. He currently lives in a very small village with a foster family and does not have access to good ophthalmologist evaluations. Sorenson explores items through touch and smell. When he drops an object, […]


Mayson #11-61

Age 2: Diagnosis: Hemophilia B & esophageal atresia Mayson is 2 years old and is living in an orphanage where the doctors and staff work diligently to address his medical needs. He has a gastric feeding tube (G-tube) and this is how he receives all of his nutrition. He walks, says a few simple words, follows simple […]


Anthony #

Boy, age 1.5 Neonatal, cerebral schemia; hydrocephalus; ventriculoperitoneal shunt Anthony is an adorable, sweet 1 year old! Anthony has a lack of development physically and neurologically. In late 2015, a ventriculoperiteneal shunt was placed and he has been free of seizures since then. He cannot sit upright by himself and does not talk, but responds […]


Pia #

Pia was born in 2002 and has been diagnosed with spina bifida (which has been surgically addressed), infantile cerebral palsy, club feet, slight lower paraparesis, and mild developmental delays. Pia is an inquisitive and sociable teen who shows a generally positive attitude. She has a well-developed active vocabulary and easily makes conversation. Pia is oriented […]


Kade #16-2

DOB: 2002 Diagnosis: Down syndrome, asthma Listed: October 9, 2011 2014 UPDATE:  Kade was moved out of an institution and into a group home in 2014.  He is described as sensitive, with alert look, inquisitive, willful, contact and adaptive to the group. He is oriented in his immediate social environment and in the scheme of […]


Antoinette #24-33

Girl almost 8 years old infantile cerebral palsy; blindness; bilateral sensorineural hearing loss, muscle tone – quadri-hypotonia and hyperreflexia. Listed: July 2014 FEB 2017: CP, Atrophy of optic nerve, neuritis of hearing nerve bilateral with deafness in left The girl usually is calm, in moment of indisposition she shouts, cries.  Shows joy and sadness . […]



Girl, almost 11 years old special needs: infantile cerebral palsy – mixed form, with lower limb flaccid paraparesis, with monoplegia of the right upper limb; surgical intervention of Spina bifida occulta after tuberculous meningoencephalitis; From the agency representative who met her:  We are delighted deeply touched by this girl’s kindness and sweet personality. Her intellect […]


Steven #

Boy, age 9 Spinal muscle atrophy; moderate mental delay Steven’s general motor skills are good, however, he walks with a waddling gait and it is difficult for him to stand up after squatting position. Steven’s fine motor skills are weak and his concentration is only held for about one-two minutes. Memorization capacity and imagination are […]


Vassilio #

Boy, 6 years old Vassilio has cerebral palsy, strabismus, moderate mental delay and he is allergic to eggs, cocoa, fish and carrots. Vassilio can hold objects in both hands and his vocabulary consists of about 10-15 words. He understands verbal instructions and follows them. Vassilio likes to listen to music, dance and watch puppet shows. […]


Grady and Vanessa #

Grady, boy, age 10 Vanessa, girl, age 16 Vanessa will be able to be adopted past age 16 as long as she is adopted with her brother, Grady. Grady is an adorable little boy who is very social and loves to communicate and interact with others. He has lived with a foster family and his […]


George, Rose, Yvonne and Nadia #

These four siblings are available to be adopted together.  Nadia must be adopted prior to her 17th birthday, WITH her younger siblings, to be eligible for adoption.  Yvonne is only available with her younger siblings, as well. George, Age 13 George is a handsome, energetic, and great at making friends. He is healthy, can respond […]


Gabby and Stephen #

Brother and sister, ages 12 and 9 The children are wonderful, despite the tough first years of their lives, living in a very poor environment and being severely neglected. Stephan was still a young boy, who had to take care of his younger sister. This made him much more mature than his calendar age. He […]


Landon #

Boy, age 2 Probable Opitz Syndrome GBBB resulting in fronto-nasal dysplasia, hypertelorism, & male karyotype, MLPA-N. Hypospadias penis, surgically corrected in 2015. Accidental heart noise at birth, no longer present. Landon enjoys interacting with the other children and is interested in music. He is a happy child and is developing appropriately for his age. Detailed […]


Graham #

Boy, age 15 Diagnosis:  Mild mental delay, Impaired articulation. AGES OUT IN MAY 2017 A family must file the I-800A immigration application before his 16th birthday Graham is a 15-year-old boy who lives in Eastern Europe. Graham has impaired speech development and uses limited and poor vocabulary. He doesn’t understand figurative meanings of words and […]


Tammy #1-38

Girl: 2003 Diagnosis: Mental delays Listed: March 31, 2016 Tammy is calm and sometimes shy and uncertain of her abilities. She is shy when communicating and doesn’t trust strangers. She understands and follows rules and has self-care skills. She showers on her own and feeds herself by using utensils. She strives to be independent when […]


Sally #

Girl, age 15 years Sally will age out in NOVEMBER 2017.  She needs a family to commit to her PRIOR to that date, and apply for USCIS approval before she ages out. Sally’s special needs/developmental delays: moderate mental delay; educational difficulties;  biological mother with psychological issues, low intellectual level and unstable personality Sally is described […]


Vincent #

Vincent is 2 years old. He has hydrocephaly and spina bifida. Listed Nov 2016 Vincent is a quiet little boy. Vincent has been diagnosed with Spina Bifida (closed), hydrocephalus which was surgically treated and shunted, severe quadric pyramid syndrome, accidental murmur, delays with neuropsychological development and is fed by a tube. Vincent cannot move freely. He cannot see however, […]


John and Anthony #479

John, age 13 Diagnosis: Moderate delay in development Anthony, age 12 Diagnosis: Moderate delay in development Listed: Aug 2014 (originally listed as Trey and Trent) John is a 13-year-old boy who lives in Eastern Europe. He is inquisitive and interested in many subjects. He has difficulty understanding the difference between “wants” and “needs” and relies […]


Delaney #

Girl, born 2012 Hydrocephalus internal – ventriculoperitoneal shunt, Spina bifida, congenital anomalies of the urinary system, ventral hernia. Listed: April 25, 2016 Update Jan 2017: Delaney is a beautiful, sweet, calm girl. She likes to be hugged and held. She likes it when someone takes care of her and to be outside, with her stroller and […]


Isaiah #

Boy, age: 10 years Special needs: prematurity of 1 degree; dextrocardia (without any heart malformations); moderate mental delay; delayed speech development Listed Jan 2017 Isaiah has age-correspondent physical development; He is in a stable and good health condition; His dextrocardia does not cause him any problems. Isaiah is marking significant progress in his development in […]


Boyd #

Boy, age: 1 year 8 months Congenital malformation syndromes predominantly affecting the facial area (high forehead, dolichocephaly, bigger nose, microretrognathia, macroglossia); pes equinovarus; severely delayed neuropsychological development; severe generalized muscle hypotonia more affecting the lower limbs Listed: Jan 2017 Positive dynamics in Boyd’s status and improvement of his muscle tone have been observed in the […]


Eric #2-7

Age: 8 Diagnosis: developmental delays Listed: Jan 25, 2017 Eric just turned 8 years old. He’s attending kindergarten, where he works with a resource teacher on academic delays. The report from the teacher says, “ The attention of the child is characterized by a relatively good concentration. He is actively looking for attention and physical closeness. […]


Alek and Edward #2-9

Alek, age: 7 Diagnosis: atypical pulmonary stenosis Edward, age: 13 Diagnosis: no special needs Listed: Jan 25, 2017 The brothers live together in a group home. They are bonded and hope to be adopted together. Edward attends school, where he does very well. His IQ score is 95. He does not have any physical, mental nor […]


Mavrick #2-8

Boy, age: 3 Diagnosis: Prader Willi Syndrome (confirmed with DNA testing) Listed: Jan 25, 2017 Mavrick was formally diagnosed with Prader Willi Syndrome when he was a year old. He was started on growth hormones immediately following the diagnosis and continues to take them. A MRI of the cerebrum and pituitary was done after the diagnosis. […]


Amory #685

Boy, 2 years old Listed July 2016 Special needs: biological mother with mental delay; the child: good general condition; good physical development; chronic viral hepatitis B without delta-agent; gallbladder dyskinesia; infantile cerebral palsy – mixed form; pes equinus bilateralis; delayed neuropsychological development; The orthopedist who examined Amory earlier has recommended gymnastics as appropriate at present […]


William #

Boy, born Jan 2006 mild mental delay, hyperactivity, and speech/language delay Listed: Jan 10, 2017 William is in second grade and benefits from the care of a foster family. He needs help with his homework and has difficulty focusing in school. He has a limited vocabulary and struggles with pronunciation. He communicates non-verbally and would benefit […]


Vallis #

Boy, born 2001 Vallis needs a family prior to his 16th birthday in July! Vallis was placed in a foster family in 2013, and is currently in eighth grade. He has normal physical development. He also has diabetes mellitus- type 1 which is maintained with medication therapy. He has well-developed gross and fine motor skills. […]


Melisa #

Girl, born 2004 She has been diagnosed with moderate mental delay and strabismus. Listed: Jan 2017 Melisa has benefited from the care of a foster family for two years. They include her in family outings and she has gone on two vacations with them. Her foster mother works with her to teach her new skills. […]


Randy #34

Boy, born 2008 Diagnosis: Mild mental delays Listed: Jan 10, 2017 Randy is a sweet boy who has moderate mental delay and speech delay compared to child his age. He has good gross motor skills though. He still scribbles outside the paper in art activities. He can manipulate some of the musical toys and seeks their functional […]


Dido #65

Boy, born 2007 infantile cerebral palsy; severe mental delay; protein-calorie malnutrition Listed: July 26, 2015 Update Jan 2017:  Dido is small and looks younger than his age. He has cerebral palsy – mixed type. He learned to walk at age 3. He goes up and down the stairs holding on the rail. He tries to […]


Harmony #43

Age: 4 years Special needs: blind (due to congenital eye anomalies) and has congenital anomalies syndrome mainly affecting the facial area, agenesis of the corpus callosum, colpocephaly and delayed motor development. Listed May 11, 2015 Updated Jan 2017:  Harmony tries to sit independently and stands with the help of an adult or holding onto support. She […]


Tage #46

Boy, born 2012 Age-correspondent physical development and delayed neuropsychological development (mostly regarding speech), cognitive deficit correspondent to mild mental delay, and generalized developmental disorder – infantile autism. Listed: May 2015 Tage is a joyful and happy child.  He is healthy and does not get sick often. There is no delay in his physical development and […]


Bella #2-6

Girl, age 5 Down syndrome BELLA is 5 years old and has Down syndrome. Bella’s gross motor skills are well developed. She walks, runs, goes up and down the stairs without support, and throws a ball. She plays appropriately with toys and will play with her favorite toys for long periods of time. She plays […]


Tess #

Tess was born in February 2004. She has been diagnosed with spina bifida (for which surgery has been done), hydrocephalus, mild cerebellar ataxia, and delayed physical and cognitive development. Tess walks independently for short distances with a distinctive gait, although she prefers to crawl. She can climb up and down stairs holding the railings, and […]


Roxy #2-5

Age: 2 Diagnosis: Down syndrome Roxy recognizes her name and is making some sounds. She is not yet speaking words. She recognizes familiar people. She plays with toys and interacts with others. She tries to get the attention of adults when she wants someone to interact with her. She explores things both visually and tactile […]


STAR #1-57

Age: 1 Diagnosis: Amniotic band syndrome resulting in limb differences- Left arm was amputated after birth, missing right foot, left foot is clubbed. Star’s limb differences were detected in a prenatal ultrasound. At one day old, her left arm was amputated. The wound site healed appropriately and she has not had any complications. She does […]


Ruth #1-55

Girl, Age: 1 Diagnosis: Chronic Monocytic Leukemia – Juvenile Myeloid-Monocytic Leukemia- in remission Ruth is currently being raised in an orphanage. She was diagnosed with leukemia at 7 months old. According to the orphanage director, she is currently in remission and only requires a daily oral medication. The director indicated that her prognosis is very […]


Mia #

Girl, 8 years old Special needs: renal agenesis of the left kidney and other reduction defects of kidney; congenital bilateral flatfeet; strabismus (wears glasses); delayed neuropsychological development correspondent to mild mental delay; born with rectovaginal fistula and anal atresia (surgically corrected) Listed: November 2016 Some significant progress is seen in terms of enriching her vocabulary, […]


Allen #38-1

Age: 12 Diagnosis: hydrocephalus Listed: Nov 14, 2016 Allen lived in a mental institution for many years before recently being moved to a group home. Since being moved to the group home, he has made rapid progress in his development. Videos taken in November 2016 show him appropriate answering questions (such as “When is your […]


Drake #1-53

Age: 3 Diagnosis: arthrogryposis Medical report indicates contractures are at knees and 4 fingers Videos from November 2016 show him sitting unassisted, making sounds/verbalizations to express pleasure and react to desired toys, playing appropriately with toys (taking blocks apart, interacting with stacking cups by putting them in/out, and shaking a shaker toy. He has full […]


Eliza #

Eliza was born preterm at 29 weeks in February 2014. She is a healthy little girl with cerebral palsy (mild spastic quadriparesis) and developmental delay. Listed: Nov 7, 2016 Eliza can sit, pull to stand, walk with support, and is learning to take steps on her own. She grasps and holds objects with both hands, […]


Martin #

Martin is a lovable 21-month old boy. He is described as calm and likes to seek out attention from adults. Martin also loves to receive hugs from other people and is able to walk when held by both hands. Martin is also able to steadily sit up unaided. Doctors have diagnosed Martin with Down Syndrome. […]


Stanley #

Boy, age: 2 and a half years Special needs: protein-energy malnutrition, strabismus, right-sided hydrocele, significant disturbance of behavior requiring care and treatment. He doesn’t take any medications. Stanley crawls, scoots around, stands up while holding onto something for support, walks while held by one hand and when placed in a baby walker. He can make […]


Jenna #

Girl, 2.5 years old Listed: Oct 2016 Jenna is 2 and a half years old, and has been living in an orphanage since she was 6 weeks old. Jenna loves to be hugged, enjoys musical toys, and laughs when she is teased by adults. She plays well with other children and appears to enjoy being around them. […]


Brendan #35

Boy, 3 years old Main Special Needs: background retinopathy; retinopathy of prematurity; a condition after 2-degree intracranial hemorrhage (he is blind); Specific developmental disorder of motor function; hypotrophy; delayed neuropsychological development.  Prematurely born second degree, with low birth weight. Microcephalus; Delay in the neuro-psychical development. Listed: June 3, 2015 The child is calm and rarely cries […]


Kraig #29-10

Boy, 7 years old blind Prematurely born with low birth weight; Infantile cerebral palsy – spastic quadric paresis; ROP (Retinopathy of the prematurely born) with detachment of the retina in both eyes – second type, final stage; Amaurosis; Delays in the physical and neuro-psychical development. Listed: September 2014 UPDATE from a family who met him in […]


Daniel #

Boy, age 7 Epilepsy, cognitive delays Listed: July 29, 2016 Daniel is 7 years old and living with a foster family right now. He has epilepsy and was born very premature, so has additional developmental delays. Otherwise, he is physically healthy. Daniel is described as a welcoming and upbeat child, who is outgoing. He enjoys […]


Larry #2-4

Boy, age 4 Diagnosis: Down syndrome Listed: July 25, 2016 Larry has Down syndrome and some of the typical delays that are common with his diagnosis. He is not yet walking independently, though his report indicates it is because he refuses to practice when he doesn’t want to! He plays with toys and enjoys the […]


Layla #1-51

Girl, age: 2 Diagnosis: Microcephalus; Bilateral microphthalmia and coloboma iridis of the left eye – diagnostic specification under anesthesia is imminent; clubbed feet – corrected with orthotics and orthopedic shoes; Mild degree of delays in the neuro-psychical development. Layla has lived in foster care since birth. She walks, kicks and rolls a ball, dances along […]