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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.

Russ

RussBoy, born March 26, 2001
PRC
Cerebral Palsy

 Russ needs to be adopted PRIOR to his birthday in March!

Russ is a clever, active and quick-mined little boy. He enjoys school and works very hard to complete his homework. He pays attention to control his movements, but his hands sometimes tremble. He insists on using chopsticks to pick up beans, rice and soy beans. He practices turning pages of books, tearing newspaper, and writing Chinese characters to train the fine motor development of his hands. He is a happy child who has many friends. He likes to play chess and enjoys remote control toys.

Russ also enjoys sports and singing. He gets along well with teachers in his institute. Russ has stated that he wants to have a family of his own and live in another country. When people come to the orphanage to visit, he is friendly and asks them to take photos with him. Are you the family who will add him to their family photo?

Russ has an additional grant of $1000 available from the agency.

$2,005.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!

Reid

ReidBoy, born Dec 2001
PRC
Albinism

Reid is an active child who loves warm atmosphere, has a ready smile and prefers to play outdoors. He is full of expressions, fond of music, being active when playing toys. He is obstinate sometimes, and being closed to caretakers. He would block the sunshine by his hands when too much sun burn; sometimes he could take care to other infants in bed by touch their head or feed them with cake. He has normal intelligence growth, good at imitation, is a smart and lovely child.

Additional pictures available.

$5,122.20 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!

Erich

ErichGuardian Angel

Erich (1)Boy, born May 24, 2001
PRC
Blind

 Erich needs to be adopted PRIOR to his birthday in May!

Erich is blind and participates in a program that provides high quality care and education for orphans who are blind or visually impaired. Every child has an individual education plan and the goal is to allow them to be independent and live life to the fullest. Erich came from a large orphanage that didn’t have any special programs for blind children. He had class with the other children his age, even though he is completely blind. Erich has a very technical and logical mind. He loves maths and science, and when he first came he learned Braille from scratch in just one week! He took to it very quickly. He loves knowing how things work, and for his 12th birthday, he got to visit an elevator factory and he loved listening to the engineers telling him how they worked. He used to have one leg longer than the other, but a recent X-ray showed that his legs are the same size! He can walk well but could do with some more physical therapy. In spite of all this, he has now run twice in a (mini) marathon and he often goes to the park to run 3-5km. Erich’s favorite food is tomatoes and his favorite subject is braille. When he grows up he wants to be an engineer! When asked what he would like to tell the world about himself he said “God lives in my heart!”

$5,000.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!

Clarice

CLarice

Clarice 2014 2 Girl, 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:
Clarice 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.

$16,585.80 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!

 

Zebadiah

Zebadiah-001Boy, born July 2001
PRC
HIV+

Handsome Zebadiah was found when he was 4 years old. He likes to play with other children and he know how to share. He can express his needs, but has difficulty with pronunciation. He doesn’t speak too often and has difficulty expressing his ideas, but he does get along well with others, respects his teachers and is popular with his caretakers and other children. Zebadiah can walk, run and jump freely, understand adults directions and has good self care skills. He studies in Grade 3 and has average marks. He likes to draw, knows simple English letters and has a good sense of observation.

Zebadiah is a good kid who is praised by his foster parents and teachers. He is waiting for his forever family to find him and help him reach his full potential.

$190.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!

Heidi

Heidi 2HeidiGirl, born October 2001

PRC
Down syndrome

 

Heidi was found abandoned at the gates of the welfare institution at the age of 8 yrs.

She is shy, can write her name. Heidi can speak sentences of 5-10 words. Now she can manage her life, can recognize and write simple words under the guide of special teacher; likes helping the caretaker do the housework. She is open, can look after the younger brothers and sister, like feeding, putting on the clothes, etc. She likes outdoor activity, can sing simple songs, can draw simple picture. When the loving people come to visit the institute, she can make greetings passionately.

$10,205.30 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!

Garion

Garion2 GarionBoy, born August 1999
HIV, mental delays, nonverbal, possible autism

 

From a missionary who met him in 2013:
Garion is a very active boy.  He is one of the few children in the institution who seeks out ways to occupy his time. He loves to be outside and is often found climbing trees or playing in the dirt pile. He likes to carry a bucket around and fill it with the odds and ends he finds. He needs more stimulation then he gets in the institution. Garion does not talk, but he smiles at anyone who smiles and waves at him. He responds to his name. He is wary of strangers, but I was able to gain his trust. He does not like to be touched but eventually allowed me to kiss his hand.

One evening I spent an hour with him, throwing back and forth a ball made out of a pair of rolled-up tights. I would recommend Garion for a family that does not have young children. I really loved this boy and felt like he needed someone to work with him to bring him out of his shell.

Physically Garion seems fine. He is the right size and build for a kid his age. He is not small or too thin or anything.

I really, really loved this boy. Emotions pass over his face so plainly, and he looks scared a lot of the time. I think that the world doesn’t make much sense to Garion. I had to work really hard to gain his trust, but I see so much potential in him.

$1,425.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!

Calder

40223154407 CalderBoy, born August 1999
Emotional disorders

 

 

$459.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!

Benji

benBoy, born July 31, 2001
PRC

 Benji needs to be adopted PRIOR to his birthday in July 2015!

Benji is a happy boy that has been diagnosed with mental delays, Esotropia of both eyes and hearing loss of both ears. Aside from these conditions, Ben has normal body development, and is doing well at the institute.

Benji was admitted to the institute at the age of 1 year and 3 months. At that time, he was able to sit for a while and could wave “good bye” to people. When he was 2, he could put on his own clothes and enjoyed playing games with his peers. At age 3, he could run, jump, and greet people in a positive manner. At the institute, Benji has learned many things such as washing his hands and face, eating dinner with a spoon, putting on his shoes, recognizing male and female, and saying thank you. He is now able to understand directions and do basic self-care. Benji also loves to play outdoors, and often kicks the ball around with his classmates. Benji is described as an active, open, and smiling boy that gets along well with others.

$5,065.46 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!

Blaine

MI (1) Blaine-2014Boy, born Sept 1999
Cerebral palsy, deep mental handicap, hydrocephaly, complete vascular leukoma, corneal staphyloma, inborn optic atrophy

This child is rather calm, but always smiles when somebody touches him, and always tries to walk with somebody’s support.

 

From a missionary who visited in August 2014:  “A very handsome young man. He gets around really well by crawling on his knees. He can walk a few steps with assistance but he cannot fully straighten his knees. But with therapy etc he could walk unassisted! He can feed himself a soft diet with a spoon. He verbalizes sounds but I do not think he can speak yet. He responds to affection but spends a lot of time staring out the window. He’s bored and needs out! ”

From a family who met him in June 2013:   I met Blaine today. When I arrived at the orphanage he was being stretched by the therapist. He seemed to really like the therapist and would crawl to him and hold up his hands so that he could stand up. He can walk if you hold both his hands, and I saw him in a gait trainer, too. It’s very difficult for him to walk as he doesn’t seem to be able to fully straighten his legs. Blaine smiles a lot and seemed to be a pretty happy kid. He did get mad about something and have a tantrum, but it passed quickly. He rocks a lot and makes repetitive noises. He came over to sit by me and took my hand from another child’s so he could hold it. He was very interested in my iPhone.

From someone who met him: He was a bundle of smiles, just desperate to interact with us. [One of the men] picked him up and swung him, they obviously have built up a relationship and he shrieked with laughter…it was joyous! He was made to sit next to Tania for a picture, she hated it but he was just fine! He would blossom in a family and with a life!

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

$426.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!

Bree

BreeGirl, born December 2001
PRC
Down syndrome

Bree has normal limb development. Upon admission, she was 1 year old. After growing accustomed to life in the social welfare center, she began to understand how things worked, She was polite and could get along well with people. At the age of 10 years, she could go up and down stairs, could put on clothes and shoes independently, and could help adults. Now she cannot speak, but she can make sounds of “yiyiyaya”. She can count 1-10, can recognize big and small, but cannot concentrate in the special education class. Bree is open, can get along well with others, likes playing with kids in the playground, and likes playing on the slide and swing. Everyone likes staying with her and sharing joy with her. Bree has been waiting for a long time for her family to find her.

 

$10,461.89 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!

Reign

Y1999reign-2014Girl, born December 1999guardianangel

 

 

New current photo of Reign.  Nearly 15 years old and left in a crib to die slowly.  Imagine the transformation in her life if she had a loving family of her own!

 

Cerebral palsy, deep mental handicap

Bedridden and quiet, so heartbreakingly alone.
10 day wait often waived here.  Married couples only, larger families welcome.

$7,262.27 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!

Amos

Amos-1Boy, born December 1999
Rough mental delay, hydrocephalic syndrome

Please help find his family before he ages out (at 16)!

From someone who met him in 2012:   Amos is a wonderful sweet boy! He will do anything you’ll ask. In the summer the children will play outside and the more disabled children are sitting in a big box. Everyday he carries out the carpet to put in the box and he will carry out the benches and chairs to sit on as well. When the ‘outside-time’ is over, he would carry it all back in again. He doesn’t really talk, but I’m pretty sure he would be able to. He does make sounds and he loves to ‘sing’. While singing he makes sounds that could almost be words, but as long as he’s lacking of stimulation, I think he will not talk. He likes to dance around to.

He is a big help for the nurses. When a child has to go to the shower or potty he brings them, when a child falls down, he picks the child up, even without somebody telling him to do that. He is a really social butterfly. He cares about the children around him and I’m sure that he would be an awesome big brother, because that’s what he is for the children in his group.

The only self stimulating behavior that I saw in Amos was sticking things in his ears. You can easily distract him from that by offering him a toy. Once he has a toy, he will not be bored, he can play forever with just one toy.

 

Large families welcome, multiple children may be adopted together from the same orphanage.  Married couples only; travel required.

$689.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!

Joseph

Joseph Drawing JosephBoy, born Oct 2001
PRC
postoperative congenital cleft lip and palate neoplasty

Joesph needs to be adopted PRIOR to his birthday in October 2015!

From someone who met him in 2013:
Joseph is an older boy I met this past July who lives in a foster care apartment within his orphanage with two older sisters and three younger siblings. He attends a middle school in the area. Joseph excels in his Art classes and his art is displayed around his foster home and the walls of his bedroom. His foster mom was very proud of his accomplishments and made sure we didn’t leave without seeing his Artwork first! Joseph seemed a little shy but we were told he does hope to be adopted. I imagine he would smile a lot more after some braces. He may be a little self conscious of his teeth but his face lights up when he talks about his Artwork and I was able to catch a small shy smile.

 

$100.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!

Isolde

Isolde2Isolde3-2-croppedGirl, born November 1999
Cerebral palsy
Additional information coming soon

Please help find her family before she ages out (at 16)!

Isolde is described as creative and eager.

From a volunteer who visited with her in July 2014:  ”Isolde is really hitting puberty, it’s cute to see how her face starts to change and how tall she has grown this last year. Isolde is becoming a young lady, a wonderful young lady with a very strong but sweet character. Isolde is a good friend as well. She is best friends with Duane, but she has been put in a different group now. Nobody ever puts them together, so that’s what we did this summer. The nurses first wouldn’t let us, but we explained that they are best friends and then it was okay. They hugged for minutes, until Duane was getting weaker and he lay down on the floor again. Isolde tried to get him to hug some more or to play a game through the bars from the playpen, but he didn’t react anymore. Isolde was so disappointed, she tried for minutes to get him back on his feet and she didn’t want to sit down in her wheelchair again. She kept holding on to the bars of the playpen to keep herself on her feet. I had to tell her very strongly that she had to sit down and that she had to go back to her own group. She cried a little bit when I had to leave her again. Seeing her cry made me cry. She just wants to be loved and to give love. She has so much love to give. I wish someone would see what an amazing young woman she is. She is verbal, potty trained and very sweet. She is able to walk short paces, but to be honest, they wouldn’t let us this summer, so I hope she can still do it, because nobody has trained with her. They don’t have PT in her facility anymore, which she received a couple years ago. She needs to get PT. I stretched her legs a couple times those days and I could already see improvement in flexibility. It is amazing what a bit of stretching can do for her, imagine what PT can do for her. She can blossom in a family and I don’t have a doubt about the fact that she will be able to walk if she is given the chance.”

 

From someone who met her:  Isolde is lovely. First I thought she couldn’t speak when I was there in the summer, ’cause it took her about 3 weeks before she would even say ‘thank you.’ But then she started to talk more and more. I started to do walking exercises with her. She could hardly stand on her legs by then. I practiced with her everyday and what I noticed is that she is a fighter. She worked so hard. She worked until she was bathing in sweat and totally tired. She wouldn’t stop before her legs couldn’t hold her anymore. Everyday we could walk further. First just one side of the building and in the end we could easily walk 2 rounds around the building. Though she needs quite some support. After the summer they gave her PT and she was walking way better when I was there in November again. She could walk with one hand then, which was totally impossible for her in the summer. And again she was fighting to learn more, but being inside the building all day would limit her. She is pretty smart too, I played games with her. One of the games was creating a ‘picture’ with little pins, just copying the example. The physical part of the game was the hardest. So we trained to pick up the pins, put them in and get them out. She is so wonderful! She smiles so sweet. She just stole my hard. In the beginning of the summer she had hardly any muscles in her leg and she was extremely skinny, but during the summer she got more muscles from exercising and in November she was doing even better. I’m so proud of this girl. If she will get the chance, she will reach so much, because she will fight for it. She would do so well in a family, because a family can give her the chance that she deserves and I know she will make the most of it.

Isolde’s best friend is Duane; who is also listed for adoption.

MORE PHOTOS AVAILABLE.  Married couples only, no parent age or family size restrictions, travel required.

$10,141.31 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!

Tyrek

TyrekTyrekBoy, born March 2002
PRC
Visually Impaired

Tyrek ages out 3/2016 – He needs a family to adopt him prior to his 14th birthday, or he will lose his chance at a family.

From his file dated May 2011: Tyrek is extroverted and gets along well with others. He has great ability to adapt to his environment. Tyrek likes playing gate ball, hula hoop, rope skipping. He likes to play planes, rockets, ultraman and he like to sing adults’ songs and no longer has interest in children’s songs He can recite many poems of Tang Dynasty and his performing ability is excellent. Tyrek attends a school for the blind and likes microcomputers the best. He can look after himself in his life and his teachers speak very highly of him.

$0.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!

Erix

ErixBoy, born May 2001
PRC
post op hypospadias

Handsome 13 year old Erix is waiting for a family. His special need is post-op hypospadias. Erix doesn’t have much time before he will age out! His family would need to be in China adopting him by May 20th, 2015.

In November a traveling family met Erix while they were in China adopting their daughter, who is a friend of his. Erix has been waiting for his family to find him for the last six years and has not given up yet- he is taking English lessons so that he’ll be able to communicate with his family when they come. The traveling mom said that he is quite wonderful- he loves soccer and football, studies hard and has great social skills. Erix made it clear that he wants a family. Erix has been waiting a long time for this wish as his adoption paperwork was registered in 2008. He has been waiting ALL THIS TIME. Now his time is almost out. In his country he must be adopted by May 20, 2015 or he will no longer have the opportunity to be adopted domestically nor internationally.

Erix latest file update is from 2012 at it shares: Erix, male, was abandoned as a newborn and sent into Children’s Welfare Institute the same day. Doctors in our institute estimated his birthday as May 2001 based on his physical development situation. Erix was sent to a foster family in 2003. He got delicate care in the foster family. Growing in the family, he has close relationship with foster family. He took hypospadias surgery on Aug.8, 2012 and recovers well. Erix has strong ability of self management. He is shining and will be in fifth grade in September. He gets along well with other classmate, likes to do sports, play football, plays basketball and running. He is active and bright which made him liked by teachers and classmates. Erix is obedient, often help mother do something within his power and gets along well with two elder sisters. He is polite, parents and neighbors are all like him.

$0.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!

Chelsia

ChelsiaGirl, born January 2002
PRC
Delayed Development

Chelsia ages out in January 2016 – she needs a family to be in country to adopt her, prior to her birthday!

Beautiful Chelsia recently turned 13. Normally that would be very exciting, but for Chelsia it means she now has less than a year for her family to find her and for them to be in her country. Chelsia must be adopted before her 14th birthday or she will age out and likely face a life in an institution. Chelsia is diagnosed with delayed development. Chelsia is shy at first, but she likes communicating with people once she is familiar with them. She enjoys reading books and watching tv. Chelsia’s teachers say she is not good at math, but it does not seem to affect her socially. She is energetic and is often found with a smile on her face! Chelsia enjoys playing with toys, but she enjoys puzzles and drawing the most. She can express her will and she is very polite. She is independent with taking care of her own needs and will help adults when she is able. Chelsia has a good appetite. Her favorite foods are dumplings, vegetables, fruits, sweets, and snacks.

$90.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!

Jianna

Jianna (1) Jianna (2)Girl, born May 5, 2001
PRC
Down syndrome

Jianna needs a family, prior to her birthday in May 2015, or she will age out!

Jianna AGES OUT IN MAY! SHE WILL NO LONGER HAVE A CHANCE TO BE ADOPTED AFTER HER 14th BIRTHDAY in MAY!! She is so precious and deserves a family. She does not have heart issues. Her file is older, but says: Jianna lives In the foster family she has a regular life and normal living schedule every day. She has general sleep and snores loudly after falling asleep and has a tendency to grind her teeth. At age 9.5, she could only pronounce the words like “ante” “mum” “dad” “dan” “strong”. She cannot say a word with two syllables. But those familiar with her can understand what she means through her actions and expressions. She knows her name. When someone calls her name, she would nod with a smile. Jianna is now attending the second grade in the kindergarten. In the kindergarten, the teacher would lead the children to do serial broadcast gymnastics. When the teacher plays the music, Jianna would sway her body to the music and perform some simple actions. She cannot understand figures, colors and pictures. When the teacher teaches other children to read aloud, she would utter some uncertain syllables with the teacher.

Jianna (3)

Jianna can understand what the teacher taught sometimes. When back home from the kindergarten, she would take out all the books and open the leaves one by one and then draw circles or 1 on the notebook with a pen. At home, she would help the foster mother to do some housework. For example, she would help the mother to fold the clothes when she saw her doing that. When she saw the mother was peeling fruits, she would bring a rubbish basket to her. Jianna would help tidy the table after dinner. She doesn’t feel shy when meeting a stranger. If you play with her, she would play with you. If asking her to dance, she would clap her hands and sway her body and smile a sweet smile. Jianna understands the instructions from adults but cannot say, using a gesture to express her meanings. When she sees something she doesn’t know, she would pat the shoulder of her foster mother and asks her to tell her. She is fond of outdoor activities. Every weekend, she would visit the children downstairs in the yard with her foster sister to play games.

$2,253.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!

Yerick

Yerick (1) Yerick (4)Boy, born November 2001
PRC
Sensitive special need

Has a journey of hope grant through agency of $3,500

Yerick is a very active and social boy. His caretaker describes him as shy, but friendly. He is a good student who is focused and has great potential. He attends 6th grade, reads and writes, and is very independent. Yerick likes to play sports, including hacky sack, soccer, and basketball. Yerick has a sensitive special need.  He has not had any surgeries yet and he identifies as a boy.

Yerick lives with a foster family. When he reached school age, he was accepted by a primary school near his foster family’s home. After going to school, he cherishes learning opportunities. His academic performance is not great, but he is a hard worker. Yerick has a strong sense of participation in collective activities. He will actively take the initiative to take part in the project. In one spring game, Yerick got the group first place in the “relay race” event and got his own personal third in skipping events. During the competition, students and their teachers are all his cheering to inspire him. He felt very happy. Through the games he recognized his value, Which enhanced his sense of belonging and accomplishment. He is also very positive and shows concern for the teachers and other students by sharing snacks with them. Everyone likes to associate with him. At home, he can set the table, sweep after a meal, stack his own small quilts, and help take care of the little sister in the family.

$62.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!

Shepard

ShepardBoy, born May 2001
PRC
Down syndrome

 

Shepard has normal limb development and delayed mental development. Upon admission, he was 6 years old and he was curious and careful. After a period of time, he understood how things worked and became more open. At the age of 7 years, he was receiving the special education in the institute. He took part in more games, study, and work activities. His self-management was improved, but his accepting ability was poor compared to other kids. At the age of 8 years, his observing ability was improved and he could understand the language. He could try to imitate simple words, but his pronunciation was not clear. At the age of 10 years, he could do simple math and finish simple intelligence games under the guidance of his teachers. At the age of 12 years, he could tell the difference between things and had his own thoughts and abilities. He likes to help the younger kids. Now he can understand directions, can express simple sentences, can count 1-10, can paint, and can memorize things slowly. He is open, ready to smile, can get along with others well, and likes playing with kids in the playground. He likes playing basketball and riding the bike. He also likes drawing and watching cartoon with his friends.

$10,438.95 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!

Ezra

EzraBoy, born August 2001
PRC

Ezra is a handsome 11 year old boy who has been diagnosed with mental retardation.

He was found and brought to the institute when he was 8 years old. Upon admission, he was found to have normal body development. He is able to help the caretaker with basic chores and he can do simple self-management. Despite his condition, Ezra is improving in his language, personality, and emotional development. At age 11, he could have simple dialogues with people, and at age 12, he could get along well with his peers. Ezra is an active boy that loves to play sports with his classmates.

$4.95 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!
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