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At-risk of Aging Out

These teenagers need to be adopted before their next birthday, or they will no longer be available for international adoption. In some cases, the paperwork needs to be filed for immigration before their birthday — and in some cases the adoption needs to be finalized.

Please inquire if you believe you could work quickly to complete an adoption and save one of these older children and give them the family every child deserves.

Gene

Gene1Boy, born August 1998
Down syndrome

Gene2

Gene is described as eager and easygoing.

From someone who met him:  To really ‘get access’ to Gene, you need to try hard.  Some days he’s living in his own world and it’s hard to ‘reach’ him.   But it’s worth the effort.  I met Gene in the summer, and the other children in the group were all trying to get my attention, Gene wouldn’t  I tried to give some attention to every child in the group, so also to Gene. It took a while before I could get him out of his own world. I grabbed his hand and just stroke his fingers one at a time.  He would look at his fingers, and after doing that for minutes, he would finally look at me.  He looked who was stroking his hand.

Still he didn’t allow me to touch him more than just stroking his hand.  Next day I was wondering if he would still remember me and if I could touch his hand again.  I didn’t need to ask myself that question, because as soon as I walked in, he came up to me, reaching me his hand.  I knew I broke through his wall that kept him safe in his own world. It still took me a while to really ‘open him up’. In November I visited his group again, and again it took me a while to ‘reach’ him. But as I was tickling one of the other boys in his group, he came closer. So I grabbed his hand, to pull him on my lap, next to the other boy, and I tickled him. What happened was amazing! He started to laugh! He laughed out loud, the first time I heard him do that. And he couldn’t stop anymore. His laugh was so contagious and so wonderful to hear it. It brought tears to my eyes. He was so open and he wanted me to tickle him more. Next day I could hardly touch him again, which was hard for me, because I wanted to get him out of his own world again. But I found out that I should not lose hope, because it depends on his mood if he will let you touch him. Another day I could tickle him again and he laughed again. This boy just needs more stimulation to stay out of his own world. Because of the lack of stimulation he normally just sits on the ground and rock back and forth. But he is able to walk, to run around and play games. He can have fun and interact with other children. It just takes a little more. This boy is already in the institute for a long time, and this is the price he paid for it.

He desperately needs a family —  He needs a family committed to him before his 16th birthday, otherwise he’ll be condemned to institution life forever.

Married couples only, large families welcome.

$18,615.80 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Manny

MannyBoy, born September 28, 2000
PRC

Manny needs to be adopted PRIOR to his birthday in September!

Manny is an active 13 year old boy who has been diagnosed with mental retardation.

He was found and brought to the orphanage when he was 8 years old. Upon admission, Manny was found to have normal body development. He has learned to do simple chores, such as cleaning the ground, and can now help his caretaker with household tasks. He has also learned basic self-management. Manny’s language development is also getting better. When admitted, he could say thank you when give things, and at the age of 11, he could have simple conversations with people. Manny enjoys playing outside with his classmates. He loves sports and is known to get along well with other children.

$698.25 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Johnny Wynn

Johnny WYnnBoy, born October 26, 2000
PRC
Blood disorder

Johnny Wynn ages out in October 2014. From his 2010 file he is described as “a handsome boy with a round face, fair skin, a pair of bright eyes who is very cute, active, bright and polite to people and is a child loved by anyone who meets him.” He also loves sports of all kinds and has a natural talent for most sports activities.

From his counselor at a summer camp last year- Johnny Wynn is a one of a kind kid who completely captured my heart. Throughout the week at camp it was clear that under his quiet demeanor and brave smile is a precious boy who has waited with hope far too long for a family to take him home.I was impressed by his gentle compassionate nature as he looked out for the younger kids. Johnny Wynn also interacted and bonded well with our family group. He is a thoughtful, respectful and very kind 12 year old. When it was time to go back to the orphanage at the end of the week, Johnny Wynn was so sad. As he got on the bus he did his best to stare at the ground and not cry. My heart breaks for Johnny Wynn, please join me in praying a family will come soon for him before he ages out. He needs a family to love and cheer for him.”

$1,170.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Twyla

photogirlGirl, born October 26, 2000
PRC
Spina Bifida, Requires walking frame and wheelchair for mobility
Twyla needs to be adopted PRIOR to her birthday in October!

Photo available for interested families.

Twyla is a spirited 13 year-old girl who is chatty and sociable. She is very adaptable and adjusts well to changes. Twyla enjoys playing on the computer, reading novels and doing handicraft work. She is now learning to do cross-stitch.

Twyla is intelligent and bright and recently completed her primary school education. She will start junior high school in September 2013. Twyla has an inclination towards learning languages but also enjoys mathematics. Twyla’s dream is to enter college.

Twyla was in foster care from 2004 and stayed with a wonderful foster family. Her foster family provided her with very good support and care during her growing years. However due to her foster mother’s deteriorating heart condition, the family is no longer able to provide full-time foster care and Twyla was returned to the institution recently. The family still maintains weekend contact with Twyla and continues to help her in her adjustment.

Twyla has expressed that she would really like to have a family of her own that is permanent, she would like to be adopted and can be provided with good preparation for adoption.

$2,949.32 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Alyssa

AlyssaMei3AlyssaGirl, born November 10, 2000
PRC
hearing nerve injury on both sides, serious on right side; right scroll ear deformity; scoliosis; congenital anal atresia, postoperative anoplasty;  postoperative rectovestibular fistula

 Alyssa needs to be adopted PRIOR to her birthday in November!

Alyssa was a little introverted when she was young. Now under the help of teachers and aunts, she is quiet, smart, and has a ready smile. Guardian AngelShe is fairly active when she plays with familiar people; she can take good care of herself in life, and is organized and responsible. She can care about young brothers and sisters; sometimes she is reserved, like a girl. In the studying, she is very careful, and is able to finish homework according to the teacher, meticulously, writing and reading text in particulars.

Alyssa has had some surgeries but is still incontinent. Additional pictures are available for interested families.

There is a family who adopted her best friend and is willing to talk to anyone interested.

$367.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Sara

SaraGirl, born November 2000 (ages out 11/8/2014)
PRC
Poor eyesight, slight inversion of foot

 

Sweet Sara is described as active and outgoing. She is polite and has to work hard in school (perhaps an eyesight issue?). She likes barbie dolls, playing house with other children and running. Sara is respectful to her elders and loves younger children. She is a a ind child who wins the love of others. This sweet child is waiting for a family to love.

$300.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Holly Rose

Holly Rose (2)Girl, born Nov 6, 2000
PRC
Moderate mental delays

Holly was at a foster home, and they had to return her to the orphanage.  She will age out in November, and become unadoptable, when she is 14 :(

She likes to tell the people around her that “I love you”, if see the stranger, she will take initiative to greet “Hello”. Every day aunt taught her to paint, sing, play game and learn the Chinese words one by one. The effort of aunt made her improve quickly in each aspect, she can handle daily life, count from 1 to 30, especially make a big progress in painting, she likes painting, and tell her friends and teacher what she painted, she likes to have classes. She has colorful imagination, and often builds out various blocks shapes, if she builds up a house, she will be glad and want the aunt to praise her.

Holly is outgoing, kind, active girl, she likes to talk and laugh, can speak the sentences with 5 to 10 words in it, often ask some simple questions and good at communication. Usually she likes to watch TV with her friends, if see the picture she loved, she will be very excited and point the TV and tell everyone the name of the person and the meaning of the picture. She can handle her daily life basically, can use chopsticks, knifes and forks, can put on her clothes and shoes, brush her teeth and go to the toilet by herself. She is sympathetic and ready to help. She is clever, sensitive and popular girl.

$2,065.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

AnnaMarie

AnnaMarie (1)Girl, born December 1998
HIV, crossed eye

 

AnnaMarie loves school and was in 6th grade when I met her. Her favorite subject is math and likes working on the computer and with cameras. AnnaMarie is very quiet, sweet, and soft-spoken. She is very positive. She wants to have brothers and sisters of her own, and has many friends. She likes going out with her friends and dancing. She wants to go to college. I hope someone can help her make her dream come true!

 

AnnaMarie is in the same orphanage with several other available children. Interested and approved families could adopt multiple children together.

 

 

AnnaMarie (2)

$3,457.40 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Jasper

Jasper (1)Jasper (2)Boy, born January 2001  (ages out 1/1/2015)
PRC
Down syndrome, undescended testis, Dental concerns

Jasper was abandoned at 8 yrs old. He can walk alone steadily, can speak simple words, not clearly, can understand others, can have a meal alone and can go to toilet alone.

He, is active and extroverted, likes to integrate with other people, and is good at it; he also would act like a spoiled child to his favorite or familiar people, so cute. In life, he can take care of himself, can put on clothes and shoes, can have a meal alone, without any concerns; sometimes he would care adults; when he sees the aunt tried to stand, he would move a chair for her; he is fond of playing with toys, and would speak to himself while playing with toys; after that he can put toys back.

$1,932.60 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Rania

Girl, born March 1999
Down syndrome

 

She looks so thoughtful, doesn’t she?  She only has until age 16 to be adopted — let’s not let her wait that long!    This princess needs a Mama!

 

Rania (along with GraceLynn and Kinley) are in a facility for older disabled children.  We are blessed to have the photos and info we do to fight for these girls to find forever families.   We may be their ONLY chance at a future.   We are seeking an experienced adoptive family who will take a chance on one of these girls, and help open the doors for other older children waiting in this institution.

 

Married couples only.  Older parents and large families welcome.  Travel required.  Previous adoptive experience of older institutionalized children is preferred.

 

$10,000.90 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

 

Reign

Y1999Girl, born December 1999Yulia 2guardianangel

 

 

Cerebral palsy, deep mental handicap

Bedridden and quiet, so heartbreakingly alone.

 
10 day wait often waived here.  Married couples only, larger families welcome.

$3,169.27 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Dagmar

30520133548Boy, born January 1999

Cerebral palsy; Moderate mental delays

 

$8,332.80 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Clarice

Clarice 2014 2 Clarice 2014Girl, born July 1999
Down syndrome

 

Clarice’s pictures are so fun to see – she seems to be all sunshine and motion!   She has such an amazing grin!

Clarice is so tiny; and she has many facial features of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, in addition to her Down syndrome.

She has the personality of an impetuous toddler- very high energy and eager to try everything life has to offer. She too needs a family, and the sooner the better. The possibilities for a child to thrive when they reach a family are endless. She will definitely need medical attention, as you can tell from just seeing her teeth, and lots of patient instruction and guidance.

 

Update from May 2014:
CClarice has a sunshine smile, twinkling eyes, and a unique set of needs, as she is the victim of at least one confirmed type of maternal substance abuse in addition to having Down Syndrome and scoliosis. She has spent the entirety of her almost-15 years of her life without the essential and nurturing maternal and paternal bond. She is a sweet-natured, not loud, strong, and curious child who is the size of a slender six year-old. She is cognitively about two years old. She IS able to obey the stern orphanage nannies, and enjoys massage, stroller rides, sensory activities if she is offered, joint stimulation, and can walk. Clarice can engage in purposeful play and follow basic instructions. She bear-crawls (think Jungle Book) many times, and really has a gentle disposition. Her eyes are innocent and kind, and her personality is gentle and sweet. It is not fair to expect a child in this condition to “perform” for a room full of adults, and she is enamored and thankful with any offers of play or stimulation. She has a self-stimming habit of pushing on her private parts under her underpants, but as I have learned in the DS community, this is probably a result of a lack of sensory input. So, if given the right redirection through sensory play, her habit could be redirected. Clarice has the strength of a man when she wants you to hold her, and it is my opinion that it is unsuitable for her to have several physically smaller siblings. However, that is not legislated. There are several telling videos and photos of Clarice to share for the right family. She needs a family ASAP! I was told by a national regarding the kind of place she goes next — that “most children live for only one year at most once transferred.” Please pray for precious Clarice. Could you love her as a daughter? God knows her name, and he will provide her needs.

$15,350.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

 

Emil

emil2014Born December 1999emil
Diagnosis: cerebral palsy and down syndrome

From someone who met him in 2012:  Emil was the gentlest child ever! Unable to talk but the pleading in his eyes killed me! He grabbed my finger and wouldn’t let go…what a grip! He also got really hit a few times by others wanting my attention, he didn’t retaliate but fell in a heap and moved away, only to return when the coast was clear. I would love to see this child in a nurturing environment!

Emil is able to walk.

 

$13,211.72 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Trudy

TrudyGirl, born 1998
HIV+

 

Trudy is the older sister of Tristan and Tatiana.

All three children can be adopted together or separately; they are currently in the same region, but in different orphanages.  We hope to find a family where they can stay together!

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