Girl, born June 2002
Emmaline is well behaved, lovely and cute. Sometimes when she feels injustice from other children, she would act as a spoiled child in the cuddle of a teacher. As she grows up everyday, we feel happy yet we worry about her, because she is very sensitive and is able to understand what the teachers tell her. Sometimes she could do something out of predict. She has a good friend and they are called “golden partners” just because they are always together whatsoever playing or eating. They share things well and they even do things together such as cleaning floors.
We remember that once she found one shoe on the air conditioning, and she wanted to get it down, however, she was not tall enough and she babbled telling her friend. The friend took a chair, Emmaline stepped on the chair in order to get the shoe, and finally, she made it. She really surprised us at that time. She is really amazing. She could think of using a chair to help to get the shoe to finish her goal.
Unfortunately, she seldom speaks, which is the thing that we worry about her the most. Only give her more stimulate of language skills such as doing some oral gym to help her learn simple words, could she incorporate herself into this society well.
Boy, born May 2002
Nathaniel is an outgoing boy turning 11 years old in May. His intellectual development is delayed, but he does have normal body development.
Nathaniel was found and brought to the institution when he was 2 years and 6 months old. Upon admission, he could stretch his hands out when he wanted to be cuddled and could say mom. When he was 3, he could say sister, aunt and brother in Chinese. By the time he was 5, he could tie his shoelaces without help and could basically understand adults. Nathaniel learned how to do simple chores such as sweeping the floor and cleaning the desk when he was 8. Now, he is able to have simple communication with others and helps the aunt do simple tasks around the house. Nathaniel is an active boy that loves playing sports with his classmates. He is also good at saying thank you and says hello to others on his own initiative.
Boy, born June 2002
12.5 year old Charles has waited far too long for a family of his own and the number one reason he has likely waited as long as he has is because he was born a boy. Charles is diagnosed with a mild form of congenital ichthyosis, a skin condition that can be easily managed. Charles will be celebrating his 13th birthday in June and then will only have one year left to find a family or he will age out at 14. There is no reason this child should age out. His needs are manageable and he deserves to be loved by a forever family of his own!
Charles’ file is very outdated. Charles is described as active and smart. He is independent with is personal care and he is good at answering questions. He enjoys singing and can also recite rhymes. Charles gets along well with the nannies, teachers, and other kids. He is able to express his needs and talks clearly and politely. Charles has good manners and is positive when greeting his teachers and friends. He loves to help the teachers sweep and mop the floor, wipe the desks, etc. Charles likes playing on the sliding board, swings, and trampolines. He is also fond of watching tv, taking pictures, and looking at pictures. Maybe Charles could be a photographer in the future, but first we need to find Charles a forever family!
UPDATE NOVEMBER 2014! From one of our adoptive families who visited with him: “The institution he is living in has undergone a lot of changes in the last year after a new director was appointed. The building has been remodeled so that the children now live in family style groups with multiple bedrooms for two children each, a living room, small kitchen, dining room, two bathrooms, laundry room and a visiting area. During free time the children move around between the rooms as they please and we have seen the children in Andruis’ group helping with some of the daily living tasks – clearing dishes, vacuuming, assisting children who cannot feed themselves and so on. Andruis is in a group with seven other children of varying ages and special needs. He is a very quiet, peaceful, gentle boy. He prefers to play with dolls and stuffed animals and he generally keeps his distance from the loudest and most active children. We watched him sit with a much smaller, weaker child who crawled on Andruis and stroked his hair for a solid half an hour and Andruis was not at all defensive or rough with the littler boy. His caregivers say that he does not speak, but hears and understands what is said to him. He can dress and use the bathroom with minimal assistance. He has had trouble with his teeth since being transferred to the institution and eats only soft foods, but he feeds himself neatly and clears his own dishes when he is finished. He is shy and new people in his environment cause him to withdraw a bit, but I saw him snuggle up to and smile at a familiar caregiver and he interacts appropriately with the other children in the group. He attends a nearby school for children with special needs and participates in many therapies and activities. If he is not adopted he will remain at the same institution for the rest of his life, moving from the children’s to the adult’s wing when he turns 21. The director is very interested in seeing children adopted, but a bit incredulous that anyone would want them. Our daughter is the first child ever to be adopted, domestically or internationally, from this institution. It would be wonderful if Andruis could be the second!”
Thank God for a new photo and updated info about Andruis! He is a New Year’s Eve baby, so he brings the promise of great things in every new year! Andruis has some hearing loss and wears hearing aids. He continuously receives speech and music therapy. As you can see from his photo, he is doing well, but desperately needs a family as he has been living at the institution since 2007. Andruis attends the 5th grade at the special needs school. He is able to walk/run and is active. He smiles and is affectionate, but shy around people he doesn’t know. He does not have much speech at all, but so much of this is due to his poor hearing. Imagine how is world could open up with improved hearing aids! His entire world, everything he processes, is delayed due to hearing impairment….signing may be the key to opening his whole world. He is able to eat on his own. He needs help with self-care/hygiene. Andruis has SO much potential in a loving family. He’s been waiting SO long and has lost so much time when he should have been at home!
From his medical records: born premature at 35 weeks, 4th pregnancy. Down syndrome, cognitively delayed, cochlear neuritis – hearing impairment. Atopic dermatitis. Hypermetropia on both eyes. FULL MEDICAL RECORDS available upfront.
This is a GREAT country program, with excellent health and social care, and full medical records available upfront. Andruis has been listed with us for many years, it’s his turn to find a family! Interested families should be home study approved (or close to it) to adopt an older institutionalized child and should not have very young children in the home.
Experienced adoptive families may be the best fit for Andruis. Please inquire! He is running out of time.
- Married couples only (married at least 2 1/2 years)
- Parents must be 18 years older than child; no more than 50 years old
- Two unrelated children can be adopted together
- Two trips are required
Girl, born August 2000
Down syndrome, mental delays
Such a lovely young lady — she’s been waiting so long for a family of her own.
Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Bryannah has been in a mental institution since 2011. She has been in orphanages her entire life, but was just recently registered for adoption in 2013. She has waited 12 years for a chance to find a family! She walks, plays with toys, responds to her name and attends a special needs school each day. She is not talking and still requires help with daily self-help skills.
The agency also has a video available.
Girl, Born July 2000
Down syndrome; Moderate delays
#AGINGOUT July 2016
From a report in 2009: “Frankie is a self-sufficient girl, confident, independent, with initiative, restless, with the capacity to interact, she reclaims what she wants, is stubborn and demanding in their desires, impulsive, she plays games for recreation and relationship with her peers. She likes music and dancing.
She has a mental age of 3 ½ years [as of 2009], her verbal language is limited, she shows initiative to communicate, her comprehension is more advanced than her expressive speech.
She moves easily up and down stairs, kicks and throws the ball; her fine motor coordination is poor, she likes coloring, making repetitive lines and activities with the pencil, she uses scissors.
Girl, Born September 2002
NEW pictures and an update, from 2013!
She is extroverted and can express her feelings very well. When she is happy she will greet you warmly and embrace you enthusiastically; if she thinks that she was treated wrongly she will make sharp sound and cry loudly to blow off her discontent. She has made great physical progress and can go up and down stairs and loves to dance around!
UPDATE from 2013:
Tara does not speak; she uses sign language to express herself. She is independent with most of her daily life. She is in a special need class; she can not read and write. She gets along with kids not super well but so so; Her personality is outgoing and she is very strong-willed. She can jump and climb. She likes to ride bike, watch TV, chase.
Single moms permitted, only one parent has to travel.
Girl, born June 2004
meningocele (post surgery)
Baylee is a delightful girl who is 11 years old! She was found abandoned on a train when she was 2 years old, clutching a small bag of clothes and food. She had received surgery for a meningocele, and was unable to walk. Baylee has no feeling below her knees, but is able to use a walker. Baylee loves pop music and her communication skills are great! She can write her name. She is incontinent, but able to take care of her needs. Baylee loves crafts, and painting. She would surely love school, too! Bailey is smart, social, and very loving. She gets along very well with the other kids, and is able to care for the younger ones. Baylee has a bleak future if she does not find a family. She understands what it means to be adopted, and she looks forward to having her own family.
Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Ryan is 12 years old. He has been in an institutionHis gross motor skills are well developed. He walks, runs, climbs and prefers physical activities. He exhibits some stereotypical movements. He plays with toys and attempts to manipulate them correctly. He requires 1:1 assistance for academic tasks. He is currently being instructed in how to trace letters, though he still requires assistance with this task. He tries to fit shapes into puzzles. He can arrange blocks and builds towers with them. He likes to arrange the chairs in stacks. He eats independently, though he’s still working on hygiene in related to table skills. He does put away his own dishes once he’s done eating. He can dress himself, but he does not undress himself independently. His personal hygiene skills are not built up at this time. During art class, he requires assistance with coloring and art projects. He can glue items onto paper if the items are pre-cut for him. His emotions and attention are unstable. He is hyperactive and doesn’t always follow the rules. He exhibits difficult behaviors when he doesn’t get his way or doesn’t want to do something. He is sometimes aggressive with objects and with his peers. He enjoys dancing and prefers to participate in activities and play that involve a ball and interacting with children who are more physical.
Additional information: Ryan has been visited by an experienced adoptive family and members from an adoption team well experienced in observing children with special needs. During the visits, he exhibited aggression toward the adults and staff members from the institution. He had difficulty following basic instructions from the staff and often didn’t respond to his name. He did seem to enjoy interacting in small amounts with the adults, though he wanted those interactions on his terms. He did not respond well to restrictions or being made to do things that he did not want to do. He will need a family willing to provide a lot of structure, routine and consistency in behavior management.
Additional photos and videos of Ryan from October 2012 are available.
Boy, born November 2000
Down syndrome, neurodystrophy, psychological and motor development disorder, alalia
So glad to have a new photo of Duane! He’s making silly faces for you.
From a volunteer who visited with him in July 2014: ” Duane is a wonderful boy, but he doesn’t get the attention he deserves. It is getting harder to interact with him. He responds less and less when you try to interact with him. Even when you are interacting with him, he loses interest and he will lay on the floor again.
He is best friends with Isolde, 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 he was getting weaker (his legs aren’t really strong) 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. I’m afraid that next year he’ll be worse again. He needs to get out. Duane has some language, but is mainly non-verbal. He shows no aggressive behaviors, but as said, he is getting weaker, he is showing less and less behaviors at all. Someone needs to go and get him out of there.”
From someone who met Duane in 2012: Sweet little Duane is the huggiest boy I’ve ever met! He is a determined, strong willed little guy and is up walking and chasing after balls despite some mild CP on his left side that causes his left knee to extend backwards in a painful looking manner. He has an amazing laugh, though it is sometimes a mischievous laugh. He sometimes feels the need to push boundaries, such as throwing balls at the other children, but he is a boy with a lot of love to give, both to the adults and the other kids in his group. He also sometimes gives massages. I feel he would especially thrive in a house where he is the youngest, or at least the smallest child in the home.
Significant features of FAS, shared as a cautionary disclosure for families considering his needs.
Duane’s best friend is Isolde; they could be adopted together. Elinor, Devora, Isolde, Julia, Sullivan, Artemur, Duane, Abner and Irina may all be in the same region.
Update January 2012: Cullen is in 4th grade this year. He knows the names of all the children in his class and has a best friend. He pronounces short words and simple sentences. He can repeat numbers and counts to 5 with help. He is very musical and loves to dance.
Additional photos and videos of Cullen are available.
Cullen is 12 years old. He’s been living in a mental institution since the age of 5. He is completely healthy with no physical delays or health problems. Cullen is in 3rd grade at a local special education school. He enjoys going on walks and field trips. He plays with blocks, mechanical toys and kitchen sets. He engages in pretend play. He likes to look at books and will look at the pictures in the book and point to objects in them upon request. He can identify animals and foods and choose them from photos. He has well developed self-help skills. He’s toilet trained, feeds himself, dresses himself, folds his own clothes and washes his hands and face independently before bed each night.
Boy, Born July 2000
Brandon was born in July of 2000. He has been diagnosed with Down syndrome. He is described as calm, smiley, active, and friendly. He likes toys, especially blocks. He likes to show what he has built with blocks and is very proud with himself. He does not pronounce words clearly, but most people are able to understand what he was saying. He is able to understand what is being said to him, as well as perform simple tasks. He recognizes some items and knows the colors. He is described as “a very sweet boy”.
Update March 2016: Brandon is a pleasant teen who attends school. He participates in conversations, including answering questions and responding to greetings. He even tries to recite poetry though his speech is not always clear. Brandon ages out this summer and needs to find his family very quickly.
Photos, video and a report are available from the agency upon request.
Boy, born 2001
Down syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, flail legs, secondary multisystemic central origin dystrophy, delay of physical development, severe mental delays
Sweet boy needs a family to love him!
Girl, born October 2002
loss of vision in one eye / some hearing loss (wears hearing aids)
Toni is a beautiful girl who recently turned 13 years old. She has less than one year to find a new family, after which time she will be ineligible for adoption. She came into care as an abandoned child when she was about 2 years old. They discovered she had vision loss in one eye. They thought at that time she was totally deaf. She was placed with a foster family, who taught her to use some basic signs. After a while, the foster mother realized Toni could hear louder sounds and voices. Toni has attended a school for the deaf since last year, where she receives speech therapy. She is now wearing hearing aids, which have enhanced her hearing. Toni is learning to speak. She is able to hear well enough to follow spoken directions. Toni can do addition to 100, and she can write her name. She has excellent self care abilities, and can also help out in caring for the younger children. Toni sets the table, and folds her own laundry. She is very polite. Toni’s caregiver has been encouraging her to be more out going and enthusiastic. She loves to play outdoors with her friends, and is very active. Toni enjoys drawing and making handicrafts, and in her quiet time, watches cartoons and other TV shows. In her videos, you can see how serious Toni appears. She realizes her time to find a family is short, and she is concerned. Toni needs a family who will help her learn all she has missed educationally, and help her blossom.
Girl, born 2001
Update May 2012:
Dawn lived in an orphanage until she was three, when they moved her to an institution.
She just started walking a couple of months ago. She enjoys interacting with adults and playing with toys. Her favorite activities and toys revolve around music. She understands what is said to her but does not have any meaningful speech at this time. She reacts very positively to attention, smiles and cheers when adults interact with her. She attends a class at the institution, but does not go to school outside of the institution. She has not had the opportunity to experience many of the ordinary activities that other children her age are naturally exposed to due to the length of time she’s been institutionalized. She doesn’t have any medical or behavioral concerns. She just needs a family willing to look past her age to see her potential!
SINGLE MOMS, OLDER PARENTS, & LARGE FAMILIES WELCOME, EASY TRAVEL. MULTIPLE CHILDREN CAN BE ADOPTED AT THE SAME TIME FOR LOW COST.
SN: mild humpback
In Asia, many people believe it’s important to welcome the new year with new clothes. Eight-year-old Winnie is so proud of her new coat and is ready to bring in the Year of the Rabbit!
Winnie is a very sweet girl. She is always smiling and is very outgoing. The nannies love her because she is an excellent helper! Cleaning the table, mopping the floor, making beds, folding clothes and feeding babies are all fun and games for Winnie. She has a little humpback (a frontward curving of the spine that causes a bowing of the back), but it is said to not be too serious. Winnie walks very well, although occasionally she is a little unsteady. She expresses herself well but has difficulty articulating some of her words.
Boy, born in 2001
psoriasis vulgaris, Hyperkinetic disorders, nonorganic enuresis
Christopher also has two half-siblings — middle half-sister, born in 2005, and a younger half-brother, born in 2008
Christopher is calmer, verbal aggression in interaction is no longer observed.
In a relationship he tries to act nice, waits for praises. He likes making social contacts, has friends of the same age as he is. The boy loves doing household chores. Spends his spare time by the TV, likes cell phone games, sometimes plays with his little sister and brother. The boy likes inventing things, he has logically practical thinking. The boy has acquired knitting. He is in a correction class at the school. The boy does his homework in a prolonged school group, sometimes some tasks should be done at home though. He is not so good in mathematics, especially in solving math word problems. The boy packs his bag for school self-dependently, sometimes forgets something. The boy does his homework quickly but superficially, then characteristic phrase for him is “Everything will be fine!”. The boy needs control. He wants to be adopted together with his siblings.
Boy, born January 2003
post op. anal artresia and post op. genital malformations
Galan is already 12 years old. He was born with anal atresia and a genital deformity (hypospadias), and was abandoned when he was only 4 months old. He had several surgeries in 2005 and is now in good health. He has good bowel control, and moderate control of urination but he does not need to wear diapers.
Galan is a clever and intelligent boy, who gets good grades in his 5th grade class. He gets along well with other children. He lives in a foster family with whom he has good relations. When we met him in late June, he was all smiles, especially when playing with our iPad. He counted, demonstrated that he walks and runs without issue, and was friendly and happy to meet us.
It’s not easy to find a home when you’re a 12 year old boy. Maybe you could be the parents that Gavin needs to reach his full potential?
Boy, born 2001
Significant mental delays, hydrocephaly, spastic paresis and inborn partial optic atrophy
From someone who met him:
He is a quiet child who smiled every time I looked his way.
10 day wait often waived here. Married couples only, larger families welcome.
Boy, born December 2002
Nephritic syndrome, post-op cleft lip and palate
Saul is a very happy boy. He was eager to catch our attention and say hello to everyone. His caregivers state that he is outgoing and gets along well with his peers. They also stated that he acts out at times. Solomon was part of the Non-profit run Preschool/Kindergarten program and now attends the Special Education school in the orphanage. He loved the fishing activity at the park because his favorite animal is a fish! He was very determined to catch as many fish as he could. Who is ready to take him fishing and watch him reel them in?
A $5,000 agency grant is available, and his orphanage donation has been reduced and could possibly be waived completely.
Boy, Born 2001
Alexey is consdered significantly delayed. He is fully mobile, and oh so handsome! But he has been given a second chance at life, saved from the mental institution and living in this well-kept school setting.
From a family who met him, Sept 2012:
Alexei is really a handsome guy and I think he knows it! He was playing ball with his groupa and is very active. When he was given a cookie from us he said thank you appropriately and made perfect eye contact. He will be a joy to any family with sons at home!
Update June 2013:
Alexey has a very big sweet tooth! He would not put down his lollipop to take a picture- when asked he told us politely “No, thank you.”
Boy, born July 2002
Dropsy of the brain or Post op hydrocephaly
Marshall has normal mental development. Because he suffers dropsy of the brain,he was treated in the Children’s Hospital. In August 2006, he received a ventriculoperitoneal shunt. He recovered well, then in 2009 he received another surgery for the shunt. At the age of 2 years, he could point out the names of kids, at the age of 3 years, he could imitate to draw simple shapes, could call a yi, and at the age of 4-5 years, he could walk and say simple sentences. Because of the obstructive dropsy of brain, he is prone to falling down more easily. Now, his balance ability is better, his pronunciation is clear, and he is more of an extrovert. He an communicate with others and he can take care of himself. He is cute and polite and will help the younger brothers and sisters in daily time.
Paige is a sweet 14 year old girl who has Down syndrome, severe mental delay and hydrocephalus.
She is calm and timid; often smiles; rejoices when receiving attention; demonstrates her attachment to staff members; produces sounds and she is visibly happy when someone hugs her; loves listening to music, watching TV and moving around in her positioning walker; loves it when someone reads fairy-tales to her; responds to other people’s speech; establishes contact easily; makes eye contact; engages in school work with the help of her resource teacher; looks at the pictures in children’s books.
Boy, born August 2002
Cerebral Palsy, Hep B
Flynn has an agency grant of $3,500 available.
Flynn has the sweetest smile! The agency staff found him to be kindhearted, obedient and a good sharer. He is very smart and attends the orphanage school. They believe he could do so much better with a good education! He is so cute with his big eyes and it’s clear that he’s a favorite with the caretakers. Flynn has physical therapy every day and is able to walk, jump, go up and down stairs, and do all of the activities of the other children. He is completely independent with his self-care, and he is determined!! Flynn appears younger than his age due to his special need. He knows some English and sang “Do-Re-Mi” for the agency staff!
Boy, born July 26, 2002
Leonard is an extroverted and active 10 year old boy who always has a ready smile. He has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy and extropia of both eyes. Leonard’s cerebral palsy effects mostly his physical movements with little effect on his intellect. Leonard can walk alone steadily, run, and can go upstairs and downstairs alone and his grasping ability and fine motor ability have improved. Leonard has trouble trying to keep his body still for a long time. Although he speaks slowly, he understands words and has no serious barrier in communicating. He has good self-care abilities. Leonard is fond of watching TV and playing games. He always gets along well with the other children and likes to be close with others.
Sweet Denzel! THIS CHILD IS 14 YEARS OLD. He is tube fed through his nose, and often swaddled to prevent him from removing the tube. He ‘lights up’ and smiles widely when presented with musical toys — a greatly welcome distraction from his days spent staring at the ceiling. There is so much a family could provide for him!
More photos available.
Boy, born June 2000
moderate mental delays and an organic lesion of the central nervous system.
Jonah is running short on time to be adopted — he is already 15 years old!
Jonah is shy, reserved, and soft spoken, but communicates very well with his peers. He is said to have difficulty comprehending what is asked of him, but with repetition he can complete simple tasks. At the same time, his caretakers note that Jonah likes to go to school and learn. It is believed that with more attention and targeted therapy, Jonah could progress.
Update October 2014: Our in-country representative visited Jonah and found him to be a quiet, shy boy who likes to smile. He is well-behaved, follows instructions, has good self help skills, plays well with other children and likes to draw. Jonah attends sixth grade and his teachers are happy with him.
Update March 2016: Jonah’s speech is well-developed. He attends school and is able to talk about his work there. Jonah walks independently. He ages out this summer and needs to find a family fast.
He can be adopted by single moms. Video available from the agency.
Boy, born December 2002
Sweet Barry is now 12.5 years old and waiting for his forever family to see him. He was abandoned at a week old and was found by a stranger with a birth note. That person took him in and raised him until he was about 4.5 and then he was turned over to the local orphanage. It was determined when Barry came into care that he had cerebral palsy, but that he was very smart. He did need to use a walker when walking. Barry started receiving rehabilitation therapy once he came into the care of the orphanage. Barry wears orthotics on his legs in addition to using the walker for support. He is very determined and persistent and now insists on practicing standing with the support of the wall for 1-2 hours each day. Barry is a fighter and is very optimistic. He respects his elders and loves the younger children. He helps the nannies with what he can and helps take care of the other children. He practiced for two years so he could perform at the Chinese New Year celebration. He sang a popular song and his optimism affected everyone in attendance. Barry deserves to know the love of a forever family and sounds like a boy who would do so well in a family where he is able to receive the therapies he needs. Do you have room in your hear and home for Barry?
Girl, born November 2002
Elize is a beautiful little girl who will be 13 years old in November. She is deaf, but is very outgoing and likes to communicate with her friends by writing or using sign language. She is in the 6th grade and does well in school. She is developing normally and is currently healthy. Please help Elize find her forever family!
Boy, born March 2002
post-op hernia, post-op sensitive special need, lesion/hairy patch on his spine
Meet 13 year old Milos! An agency in-country facilitator recently met Milos at a Journey of Hope camp. Those camps are typically for children who have been waiting around a long time for a family to choose them. This is an URGENT situation for Milos because he will turn 14 years old in March, 2016 and at that time he will forever lose the opportunity to be part of a forever family. Milos needs someone to see him as their son SOON and work hard to bring him home. His adoption could be expedited because he has less than a year before he will age out. Milos is diagnosed as having a repaired hernia, a repaired sensitive special need, and a lesion/hairy patch on his spine. According to the agencies in country facilitator, he has had surgeries and most of his physical issues were fixed. He is in good health now. Milos is in 6th grade at a nearby elementary school. He does not do very well at school in academics, but he is well behaved and obedient. He likes playing cooking and wants to be a chef. Milos likes helping his caretakers. He likes playing chess and playing with toy cars and airplanes. Milos is a good kid- he just doesn’t like to study. There are no mental concerns, he just does not do that well in school. He has a best friend at the orphanage whose paperwork is being submitted.
Milos wants to be adopted, but is very disappointed because he has been to many Journey of Hope camps. He feels hopeless and doesn’t feel like a family will come for him. The agency is heartbroken to read that and hopes that they can find him a family and that eventually that wonderful news could be shared with him and his hope will be renewed! Please help us spread the word about Milos. We know there is a family out there for every child- we just need you help in finding them!
Girl, born Feb 2003
Danielle is a sweet 10 year old girl who came to the institution at 5 years of age. She tends to have an episode when the weather suddenly turns cold. She will usually start to feel better after lying down for half an hour. Danielle is a very polite and sensible little girl. Usually, when she has nothing to do, she likes to help the nannies with whatever she is able to help with. She enjoys playing games with other children and really loves to talk. She is lively and open, and is well liked by everyone.
Danielle has become an active little girl. She likes to go jogging in the morning with the other kids and can run 400-500m. She did not attend school due to flare-ups of her condition, and because she has not been attending school, her intelligence is a bit lower compared to her peers. However, she has good language ability and can communicate with others normally. She enjoys singing songs and can recite some poetry. She can also write numbers. Danielle is also very hospitable. When guests come, she will warmly greet them, ask if they would like to sit down, and will shake their hand to say goodbye when the guests are leaving. She also considers herself as the Big Sister and will take care of the younger children.
Dani’s caregivers say that she is very hospitable, kind, and helpful. She likes to help clean up after the younger kids in the orphanage. Her favorite thing to do is SING!
Boy, born February 2001
cerebral palsy, cognitive delays, spastic diplegia, inborn hydrocephalus, secondary cardiopathy
Leroy is one of the cleverest kids there, and he speaks a lot – he is rather impudent 😉
He gets sad, when other children get presents and he doesn’t. He understands much and likes ice-cream.
From someone who met him in 2012:
I thought he was wonderful…again one of the lucky 9 boys to be in the small group home, picked because he is so very able. He is clever and could achieve much. He was full of smiles and laughter when I met him. He was very polite and enjoyed the excitement of a visit. He really would thrive in a home environment.
From a family who met him, summer 2014:
Leroy is a very high functioning boy and definitely more mature than the other kids in his home. At first he wasn’t sure if he wanted a family, but after seeing so many of his friends leave with new parents he has changed his mind. He is very determined and has recently started to walk after years of being unable to move except by dragging his legs. He has a really good sense of humor and definitely understands everything going on around him. He was never inappropriate with us but had no trouble cracking jokes.
Girl, born Feb 2001
Diagnosis: severe grade of the mental delay, hydrocephalus, fibrosis of hyaloid, secondary glaucoma, exfoliation/detachment of retina, congenital defect of the heart partition
Angela is very small for her age. She needs a family!
Update June 2013:
She is so sweet. She is blind, but follows with her head your voice and she smiles very big when you talk to her! She has such potential but is in a bed!!
Girl, born 2001
Mild to moderate mental delays
Soleil comes very highly recommended from the orphanage director. She has shown great progress since she entered the orphanage.
She is running out of time — a family must be found for her before she turns 16!
Update June 2013:
Soliel really stands out. She is a helper. She was helping the younger children stand up and dance and they were watching her to mimic what to do. She seems to be one of children that helps the orphanage staff as she is able to follow directions. She can read and speaks very clearly when asked questions. It is unclear why she is in this specific orphanage and they pointed her out specifically as needing a family! She is a very sweet girl who said she has dreamed about having a family but isn’t sure if she will ever have one- it just about broke my heart. There is also video available with her in it!
Girl, born 2002
She is a beauty!
She will be available late July 2016!
From a family who met her in February 2016: “Oh boy she is amazing! I have seen a lot of orphans but very few like her. Beautiful, sweet, caring, motherly.”
Boy, born 2000
An I600a MUST be filed by August 2016!!
This boy is very smart, kind-hearted and well behaved. He desperately wants to have a family. He is very worried about his condition (HIV). He has very little time left before he ages out. He is very much hoping his family will find him before it is too late for him.
He is a good student and great sportsman.
From a family who met him in 2016: I have met him and he is very good, shy, sweet and loving boy. He’s friends with my son who we just adopted this year. My son face times with him occasionally and he asks every time if we have found a family for him yet… Praying for his forever family. He is a precious boy with a gentle spirit.
Girl, born December 2002
Severe scoiosis, listed as CP but family should be open to other possibilities
Beautiful Victoria recently turned 13 years old. She’s SO special. Victoria is warmhearted and she has a gift for painting and drawing. She attends school in the orphanage and her favorite subject is painting. The staff told us that she can read and write well and that her mental abilities are totally normal. Victoria is a vegetarian and her favorite food is a tomato. She can eat independently and uses a spoon. Her favorite toys are Barbies and her best friend is a sweet girl who sleeps next to her. She loves the color pink and her favorite animal is a cat. She loves to sing, color, and draw and hopes one day to be a painter/artist. She is left handed. Victoria also loves to recite poems and tell stories. All of the other children in the orphanage love to listen to her stories!
Victoria understood what it meant to be adopted and when agency staff asked her if she wanted to be adopted, she got a big smile on her beautiful face. She is a very smart girl who came into care at the approximate age of two. She has lived in the orphanage ever since. The staff described her as quiet, shy, obedient, kind, creative, friendly, and smiley. She has good manners and is very polite. It was more than clear to us that she is a very special little girl with a bright smile and a light in her eyes!
As for her special needs, her file lists post-op cerebral palsy. The orphanage stated that when she was little she could move a lot, but now she doesn’t like to because her arms are not strong enough. She does have feeling in her legs and can move them. She can also sit up on her bed, with support. It seemed to our untrained eye that she had severe scoliosis and will need some extensive surgeries and that it very well could be a matter of life and death for her. It also appeared that she had unrepaired club feet and she also had a scar on her back- possibly spina bifida. She is toilet trained and can tell the nanny when she has to go to the bathroom, but she does need some help. If she doesn’t go to the bathroom quickly, she will have to go to the hospital and get a catheter. Her and her caretakers now know that when she feels the need to go, she needs to go right away. Victoria’s hearing and vision are normal and she is receiving therapy and special exercise 3-4 times a day. Her nanny loves her very much and it was clear she did everything she could to take care of her the best she could, but it is not enough. They said she was unable to have surgery in country.
Victoria will need a family to move forward and be in China for her before her 14th birthday, in December 2016.
Boy, born June 2003
Elijah was found abandoned at the orphanage gate at five years old. On admission to the institute it was found that he suffered from cerebral palsy, was tested to have normal intelligence and was found to have weakened lower limbs. Although he tried, he could not walk, and he was given a wheelchair. He showed his strong will, and integrated into the group life in the institute. At the age of 7 years, he liked to play games with peers and share the toys with other children. He is polite to others, and always smiles at strangers who visit the orphanage.
He has received physical therapy at the institute, and after great diligence and perseverance on Elijah’s part, he can now walk slowly while holding onto handrails. In the institute, he is an obedient and sensible boy, and he is adored by the caretakers and medical staffs. The nannies and orphanage directors hope a family will chose him as he will make a wonderful addition to any family.
Girl, born July 2003
Post-op anal atresia
Daphne is outgoing and has a quick smile. She enjoys playing with all kinds of toys and watching cartoons. She is close to the caretakers and with her friends. She is helpful and gets along well with the other children. She attends school inside the orphanage.
Daphne is diagnosed with post-op anal atresia. She has normal urination, but does not have bowel continence. She could likely achieve social continence with the support of a program like the one at Cincinnati Children’s or the one at Nationwide Children’s.
Girl, Born June 2001
From her medical records: congenital microcephaly, autism
Justine is a pretty girl with dark hair and eyes. She is fully mobile and active. Her face bears features of FAS, but this is not documented and is only a cautionary disclosure.
As with all children living in these difficult conditions, this child’s cognitive development has regressed significantly since he/she was younger. It is of crucial importance that any family considering the adoption of an older child from the mental institution setting be well prepared for what to expect with regards to how the neglect and lack of adequate medical care and nourishment has affected this child. These children all have TREMENDOUS potential for improvement, and deserve to have a life outside these four walls.
Girl, born August 2003
11 year old Bianca is diagnosed with slight cerebral palsy. One of her best friends was adopted in March and she thought she had a family coming for her too, but she does not…yet! From a volunteer at her orphanage who has known her for years in regards to her file mentioning retardation of some sort: “She is bright and wonderful. She is personable and her CP is very slight. She would be a wonderful little girl and needs a mommy and daddy to help her to reach her full potential. I”m not sure why they put such words in files unless it means “delayed” or something to that capacity. She does go to the school outside the orphanage. She is currently living in a “family like” setting within the orphanage with three other girls and foster parents. She’s doing great!” From an Oct. 2013 update: Her speech is clear now. Bianca can speak complete sentences and read a textbook. She can do math too. She is independent in her daily life, doing things such as making her bed, sweeping the floor, and taking a shower. Bianca gets along well with her classmates and will greet people she knows. She rarely gets sick except for an occasional cold. At school she receives rehab training for her CP.
Girl, born May 2003
At the orphanage Aurora likes to lead the younger girls. She will hold their hands and take them to play on the slide. When the children want to play on the trampoline, they will always call their “big sister,” and she will happily lift them up to play.
She has a strong ability to be self-sufficient. She likes to wash her own socks. When she speaks, the sound is not very clear, but each time after she finishes washing her things, she will run to the nanny and say, “Nanny, I am done washing, are they clean?” The nanny will pat her cheek and tell her how great she is, and she will happily hang the things out to dry.
The orphanage sent Aurora to a special education school to attend class. When she first went to the school, she was not very used to it and she didn’t talk much with the other children. With the teacher’s help, she started to slowly try to talk to her classmates. Because her pronunciation was unclear, she would use gestures when she spoke to help explain. It wasn’t long before she started to like going to school. She learned with her classmates and always participated actively in their games. She worked very hard and always earned the teachers’ praise. After class, she would take the initiative to set out the tables and chairs, and she would neatly put her school supplies in her schoolbag. She is a little girl who loves cleanliness. Each morning she makes her own bed and cleans up her area.
Now Aurora has grown even prettier and she is especially polite. When she sees a nanny, she will say “Hello, Nanny!” on her own initiative. She particularly likes to wear pretty skirts and twirl around, and she will always praise herself, saying, “Nanny, I am so pretty!” She is a hard-working girl, and although the clarity of her speech isn’t very good, she is very diligent. Each morning when she wakes up, she will read her lessons aloud, and if there is a part she doesn’t understand, she will ask the teacher. At school if she earns rewards of red flowers, beaded necklaces, or pencils, she will share with the other children on her own initiative.
Girl, born July 2003
This lovely little girl has Down syndrome. She is quiet, polite and likes to be tidy. In 2006 we sent her to a foster family for better care. She had great changes during the period in the family. She has built deep relationship the foster family and knows to care for her parents and people.
At the aspect of language, she can communicate with people. Sometimes she is slow in reaction, but she can express her needs. At the aspect of cognition, her intelligence is the best among the children with this disease. She can recognize the things and objects in the daily life and knows how to do. She has no problems in study after repeat practice. At the aspect of sociability, she studies in the team, likes music and dancing, often joins the performance. She also helps other children and cooperates the teacher’s teaching. She is beautiful and lovely. We all like her.
Boy, born October 2001
Hydrocephalus, mental delay
From a family who met him in January 2014:
We saw Brad quite a few times while we visited our daughter. Brad is very short for his age, and his head is definitely big proportional to his body. We observed him dancing in a recital two different times. He seemed coordinated. He is curious and intelligent. Brad always had a twinkle in his eye! I would love to talk about Brad to seriously interested parents.
Girl, born August 2003
Evelyn is a pretty little girl who was abandoned at age 5 in a rural area. She had received no education and therefore is now a 10 year old trying to catch up with her peers. She is one of the favorites at the center. Several nannies take her home with them so she can experience family life. In the center she is in a room with 4 girls and 1 nanny. She is very shy especially around strangers. Evelyn attends the special class at school and is now able to count to 100 and on her own told me “thank you” although they say she does not understand many words in English. Her writing is excellent. She also loves to sing and is very talented.
Evelyn’s favorite foods are apples and chicken wings. Her favorite color is pink. She truly wants to be adopted and go to America….QUICKLY! (as stated in her own words!)
Evelyn has a $1,000 Special Focus agency grant
Boy, born September 2003
Robert is a shy and quiet boy who is at risk of aging out!
He has been diagnosed with complex CHD: cardianastrophe; left atrium structure in both sides; ASD; moderate back flow of common valve, double exit of right ventricle, pulmonary artery stenosis, and A-P fistula or window. Due to the severity of the condition for this little boy, he has not been able to receive treatment at this time. The severity of his condition does impact his daily life as he is not able to partake in intense actions. In 2009 Robert studied in the preschool and had normal development. His caregivers note that he is very cute and clever and gets along well with other children. He enjoys reading and playing games with friends.
Boy, born March 2001
Significant mental delays, sequela after viral encephalitis, cerebral palsy, tetraparesis, epilepsy
He was a truly desperate sight. He sat rocking back and forth and moaning and staring into space. I wonder how a real life in a family could break the shell he is now locked in. My heart breaks for him even now!
10 day wait often waived here. Married couples only, larger families welcome.
Boy, born May 2001
Mental delays, inborn hydrocephaly, cerebral palsy, anemia
When I met him he was in the institution, but he has since moved to the first happy home (after another boy was adopted) so he is in a much better situation. I know emotionally he suffers, as he cries an awful lot.
10 day wait often waived here. Married couples only, larger families welcome.
Boy, born September 2003
Dean is a shy boy who was found and brought to the institute when he was 5 years old. Since admission, Dean has improved his motor skills and intellectual development. At 5 years of age, could go up and down stairs. At age 6, he could run slowly and recognize the difference between males and females. At age 7, Dean is fully toilet trained and says thank you when given things. He learned how to do simple chores at age 8, and could do basic self-management by age 9. Dean is an introverted child that gets along well with children at the school and institute.
Girl, born August 2003
Down syndrome, malnutrition
The information we have for Jennie is very outdated. We know she is walking, and as of age 8 she wasn’t talking.
Boy, born September 2003
Zayne wishes to be adopted by a family abroad. He hopes to have a dad and mum to call his own. He enjoys playing outside with other children!
Boy, born August 2003
Andrew lives with a foster family since 2004, for his better development and he feels warm towards his family. His foster parents take good care of him, and he has become more and more active and bright. His vision problem which was resulted from albinism didn’t affect his daily life, his physical indexed are within normal range.
Andrew is a bright boy; sometimes he is shy in front of strangers, but he is joy for his parents at home. He often helps his mother do something within his power such as sweep the floor, wipe table, wash clothes etc. He is a good student at school, respect teachers, studies hard, help other classmates, has good word of mouth, often praised by teachers and classmates.
He is such a good boy, and we sincerely hope he could have a secure and happy family in which his parents love him very much.
Andrew has mixed feelings about adoption. He would like to have his own forever family but his very best friend was recently placed in hers and he misses her … A LOT. He feels the emptiness in his own life that her adoption has left. When Andrew was asked how he felt about adoption, he immediately put his head down and sobbed, and sobbed and sobbed. His caregivers were able to explain the loss he feels about his dearest chum. Andrew shared with the team he would also like a chance to be adopted.
Boy, Born April 2001
Brady is a young man who is 14 years old. He has blue eyes and light brown hair. Brady by nature is calm, kind and he likes tactile communication with an adult.
Brady needs a loving, experienced family of his own. He has heart and pulmonary conditions that desperately need to be addressed. These impact his physical and cognitive abilities, and keep him from achieving his full potential. Full medical and social history available.
Older parents, large families, and single moms are welcome.
Boy, Born June 2001
Handsome Fritz is already 13 years old. He has blonde hair and hazel eyes. Fritz is blessed to live in a nice orphanage, but he needs a family of his own. He is considered lower functioning, and really needs a family who is experienced with adopting older children.
Fritz may struggle with some sensory or ASD challenges….he is very responsive but needs a lot of self-help and guidance from parents/caregivers. He would probably do best in a family where he can get lots of attention from his parents and older typical siblings….be the focus of the family!
Wonderful program, outstanding agency partner…older parents, large families, and single moms welcome. More photos and medical info available.
Boy, born April 2003
Brian is now in Grade 2; he likes arts and drama,he is a good student. He is living in the foster family in the orphanage,he is close to the little brother and little sister in the foster family. He is willing to be adopted by a foreign family.
He hasn’t had any corrective surgery before.
Brian likes reading, drawing and playing game with friends. He is extroverted, easy-going and active. He gets along with other children,and he likes to help the younger ones. He is a very good boy cause stays postive is hard in the orphanage,please help him to have a family.
Brian is outgoing and can express himself well. He says hello when he sees people and can tell the function of regular tools. He can distinguish many and little and can find the mistakes in pictures. He often raises questions and is very curious. He loves singing and performing. He likes to dance to the music and can recite children’s songs. He loves to listen to stories, see pictures and watch cartoons. He enjoys outdoor activities. Brian is good at caring for himself. He can finish his own things independently. He can feed himself, go to bathroom, take on and off clothes, socks and shoes without help. He likes toy cars very much.
UPDATE Jan 2015:
Brian is being hosted in the US this winter! Brian is quite mischievous and needs firm guidance, but the host family is happy with him. He has come out of his shell and is much more outgoing. Brian is becoming more comfortable and confident with his surroundings and is more willing to engage with people. He is engaging with other kids and having fun with them. Brian is independent, mischievous, strong- willed, but also pleasant, funny, and persistent (when he wants to learn something, he sticks to it for quite a while.) He likes to tease, and he smiles a lot! He is very interested in playing the guitar, playing ping pong, and learning how to ride a bike. Naturally, he prefers noodles and rice, but he is willing to try other things. Although he does not seem to be a great fan of American food, he did like grapes, muffins and eggs. He also ate hamburgers and requested pizza.
Brian’s intellectual development is close to that of children of his age. He is outgoing and can express himself well. Brian often raises questions and is very curious. He loves singing and performing. He likes to dance to music and can recite children’s songs. He loves to listen to stories, see pictures and watch cartoons. He enjoys outdoor activities. Brian is good at caring for himself. He can finish his own things independently. He likes toy cars very much. Brian is not picky about food. We hope Brian finds a loving home soon!
UPDATE December 2015: Emmalyn is a beauty, with her shy smile! Emmalyn likes having her picture taken and is a friendly and happy young lady!
Emmalyn (along with Kinley) are in a facility for older disabled children.
Such a gift to be able to advocate for these older girls. Large families welcome!
UPDATE December 2015: “This is Kinley. She is a great girl who loves attention. She tries everything the other girls are doing. She is nonverbal and makes her needs known by gestures. She understands staff. Kinley is inquisitive and very interested in what is going on around her. She is affectionate and a real cutie pie!! ”
FINALLY! A better picture of Kinley! She is running out of time! Sweet Kinley, she’s never has really had her picture taken before, but she’s trying! It’s apparent she’s in need of dental work, and either glasses or surgery to help her vision. Kinley could be adopted with Emmalyn. She’s already waited so long, let’s find Kinley her mama!
Amelia was born with a Congenital cardiac malformation – Fallot’s tetralogy. Surgery was performed in 2005 and her heart condition was completely corrected. Amelia is currently living in a mental institution. She is delayed in all aspects of her development but does receive therapy. She also participates in the granny/grandchild program at the institution. She walks with support. Her speech is developing. She is making sounds and can say “no” and attempts to say the word for granny. She responds to her name, follows basic directions, and plays with toys. She drinks from a cup and eats independently. She enjoys affection, responds well to being cuddled, and is a very happy child.
Photo and medical report were updated in 2014.
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Boy, Born October 15, 2001
Devon was previously listed as “Brian” — but it’s the same boy! He’s so handsome, and still waiting for a family.
Boy, Born August 23, 2001
Diagnosis: Down Syndrome, Severe lagging behind in his development, Alopetio areata
Brett was born premature at home and taken to an open field, where he was abandoned. He was there for 6 hours before being rescued and taken to a local hospital, where he was treated for shock, hypothermia, bug bites all over his body and difficulty breathing. Once released from the hospital, he was placed in an orphanage and later transferred to a mental institution, where he lives today. From a physical standpoint, he suffered several bouts of bronchitis and other sicknesses as a young child. He does have alopecia (hair loss), but does not have any other health problems at this time. Based on one of the video clips, it appears that Brett is able to pop his hip out of socket, as his can turn his leg at an unnatural angle. He can walk and move freely around in his environment.
Brett suffers from many delays as a result of spending over 10 years in an institutionalized setting. He walks, plays with toys, communicates using gestures and interact with adults at will. He is NOT aggressive. The staff cares for all his basic needs and he is not receiving any academic instruction or any noted therapies at this time.
Several photos and videos of Brett from December 2012 are available.
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Boy, Born August 2001
Down Syndrome, Inborn cardiac malformation – persisting arterial channel, Lung hypertonia, Severe lagging behind in his development.
UPDATE MAY 2015:
Marlowe was born in 2001. At the birth the child was with atresia of the esophagus and tracheoesophageal fistula due to which a surgery was performed on the third day after the birth. There was clinical data for Down Syndrome. Congenital cardiac malformation – persistent arterial canal and pulmonary hypertension. Persistent ductus arteriosus; Eisenmenger Syndrome. Infantile cerebral palsy – spastic quadric paresis, moderately expressed; Hypotrophy; Hypothyroidism; Cryptorchidism; Severe mental delay.
Marlowe walks with the help of an adult and makes several steps on his own. His physical development doesn’t correspond to his age. He doesn’t speak. Marlowe would hold a toy given to him for a short time; he demonstrates interest in the objects and studies them; he makes eye contact and follows an adult if he is appropriately stimulated. He would look at his reflection in the mirror for a long time and makes attempts to touch it. He is entirely served by an adult. He eats mashed food and is fed by an adult. He is a student in the special education school.
He is calm and doesn’t demonstrate aggression or auto-aggression. He clearly expresses when he’s happy. The child doesn’t speak but he reacts when called by his name. He pronounces some combinations of sounds and irrational syllables. He wouldn’t play with peers and prefers the company of adults. The child demonstrates initiative for interaction with adults and children.
YAY!!!!!! A new photo of Adam!
Adam has lived in a mental institution since shortly after his 4th birthday. Visitors to the institution have described it as very nice and more like a nice hotel than a mental institution. The children are well cared for and have many opportunities to experience things. Yet Adam is still missing the love and attention that comes with having a family of his own.
Adam is 10 years old. He walks and his gross motor skills are well developed. He does not talk at this time but does follow verbal directions. He feeds himself with a spoon but still requires some assistance with dressing. He plays with toys and enjoys music time, but prefers to play alone instead of with the other children. He is not aggressive toward himself nor others and is described as “a calm child”. He does the stereotypical rocking back and forth when sitting, which is a common “orphanage behavior”. He attends school in the local village. He’s in a special education class. He is not interested in most school activities, though he does enjoy music time.
UPDATE DEC 2014:
Adam is currently living in a group home. He walks independently and goes up and down stairs, but is very careful and always seeks support before acting. He electively carries out orders and doesn’t react to his name. He plays for a short time and doesn’t seek contact with the children from the group. He has preferences for certain toys but doesn’t use them according to their purpose. He is apt to seclusion and avoids group activities. He is a calm child, reacts to emotional stimuli and differentiates different tones of the voice. During celebrations and musical activities he moves away to play on his own. He requires assistance for tasks such as dressing and toileting.
Photos and videos from December 2014 are available through the agency.
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Boy, born April 2001
(was previously listed under a different name)
Chad was born in 2001, he started looking at objects at the age of 6-7 months old; he started reacting to sounds at the age of 4-5 months old; he started sitting independently at the age of 1 year and 8 months and he walks with support since he’s been 2 years and 6 months. Chad has Down Syndrome; Delays in the neuro-psychical development; Moderate mental delay.
The child considerably lags behind for his age in his physical development. His motions are uncoordinated. The fine motor skills are not mastered. The child walks independently and climbs up stairs with support. His attention is difficult to attract and to keep. His memory is with limited volume and the memorization is primarily mechanic, with accumulation. The child reacts with increased anxiety and cry to unfamiliar environments. He participates in group activities with the other children and actively contacts them. He cheers up when contacted by an adult and reacts by uttering sounds of cheer and watching the adult in the eyes. Chad is oriented in the space in the different parts of the day. He demonstrates bond, cheer, anxiety, and guilt. He calmly observes the children playing. He would play with them and is happy from their contacts. He carries out elementary instructions: “come”, “sit down”, “give me your hand”. The child doesn’t have developed skills for self-help and needs constant support. He can eat independently. He can’t dress or undress but cooperates when changed. He reacts to his name. He is oriented in the daily routine
He understands the speech of the others when it is simple. He pronounces single sounds by imitation. He is interactive, seeks contact, and demonstrates selectivity and preferences in his interactions with the other children and the personnel. He has expressive facial mimics that he shows his emotions with. He likes to listen to songs, laughs out loud and claps with his hands. He moves in tune with the music and is very mobile and energetic. He attracts the attention of the adults by pulling them or patting them with his hands because he can’t speak. He pronounces separate syllables – “ma”, “ba”, “da”, as well as words with repetitive syllables – “mama”, “baba”.
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Boy, Born March 2001
From his medical records: Elementary thinking processes are observed. He can’t speak but pronounces separate sounds and some syllables. He knows his name and reacts when called. He carries out very elementary orders come here, give me your hand, and lie down. He distinguishes praise and reprimand. He is not oriented for a place and time. His attention is unstable, his memory is mechanic. He gives his hand for a greeting. He walks independently and has good general motorics. The fine motorics are limited. In emotional aspect the child is calm and quiet. He rejoices at the attention he is paid but prefers to play alone. He likes to play with toys by turning them from all sides. He looks at his hands with a great deal of interest and entertains himself by making different movements with them. The child is taken care of entirely by the personnel. The child is included in the project Granny and grandchild and learns how to eat independently. A speech therapist works with the child in order to develop his speech skills. The training how to eat on himself continues.
Down syndrome, deafness, strabismus
Tanner was transferred to a group home in 2014. He is very small for his age and has delays in all aspects of his development. While he has an official diagnosis of deafness, he does respond to some sounds, so it is thought that he has some degree of hearing loss, but that he is not completely deaf. He does not have any speech, but he does respond to some basic commands and also to hand gestures. It is possible that many of his delays could be compensated for once his hearing issues are addressed.
Tanner attends a school for children with special needs. He doesn’t have problems following the rules in class and at school. He is calm and usually smiling. He is the favorite of the children at school. He is not aggressive and doesn’t get irritated by the other children. His expressive speech is not developed. He carries out simple commands – “stop”, “sit down”, “give me”, and “take”. He knows his place in the classroom – he has a favorite spot in each classroom. He is oriented in the rooms and partially in the school building. He opens and closes the closets. He can lock and unlock the doors of the closets if the key is put in. He tries to put in the key (rarely manages) and is happy if he succeeds. He likes to look at books with pictures. He has a favorite book in each classroom, picks it up and manipulates with it. He observes the other children while they work. He shows interest in pictures of animals. He works with desire in the classes for physical education.
Photos and videos from December 2014 are available through the agency.