Girl, born 2010
This happy girl has Down syndrome and came into care at approximately 2 months of age. She is noted to be generally healthy. She has developmental delays but is said to cooperate well with care center staff and her therapy teacher and love to attend her early intervention class for children with special needs at the center, where she is taught to improve her motor skills as well as language and social development. She was found at the front gate of a child protection center and entered her current care center soon after. She follows instructions well and can put her toys away without reminders. She can also feed herself, speak in sentences, and call her friends names correctly. She is waiting for a family who has access to the resources she needs.
Girl, born November 2010
Happy, active Kaisey is described as being clever, smart and energetic. She loves running, climbing and playing with other kids. Kaisey also likes to dance with her friends and loves to be on the playground. Her caretakers say she has a strong curiosity about her surroundings and always wants to do things for herself! Kaisey and Loman are friends that adore each other. Wouldn’t they make great siblings?
Girl, born 2011
Phenylketonuria, also known as PKU
Leena will be available early 2016!
From a missionary who met her in 2015: “Leena is a strong-willed young girl. She is stubborn and funny. She loves to explore the world (within the concrete walls she lives between). She has been transferred to this facility in May and she is obviously still getting used to the circumstances of living. She had a lot more freedom in the baby orphanage she came from. Leena can walk (so don’t be fooled by the picture), she can run, she is very energetic. She can drink from a cup. This summer (2015) she was being potty trained. She doesn’t talk. She squeals when she is very excited. She is probably the size of a 3 year old at the moment (summer 2015). She probably understands what is being said to her, but she has a hard time following orders. Due to her PKU she needs a special diet and medicine. The baby orphanage she grew up in, didn’t provide the proper care. So (part of) het mental delays may be caused because of that. The facility she lived in right now, tries to provide the proper care. They do not receive funds for it, so they raise it themselves with a charity fund. They really try to take good care of her. Some nurses really like her. Other nurses have a hard time dealing with her, because of her energetic ways. She likes to move and run around all the time. As soon as you let go of her hand or take her out of her wheelchair, you have to chase her. As soon as you give her an opportunity she’ll take it. Some days she was tied up in a wheelchair and we thought she might have been drugged. She didn’t react, she didn’t smile, she didn’t interact. Until the moment my fiancé pulled her from the wheelchair and it was as if she came alive again. I have not seen any selfharming behaviours and I haven’t seen her hurt other children. I have also not seen her interact with other children at all. The nurses don’t like it when she gets all excited, but for me it was a sign that she was not so institutionalized yet. There was so much fight in her. I hope she finds a family before she loses the strength to fight and before her delays will get worse, due to a lack of a proper diet and medical care.”
Girl, born 2007
Julia, 8 years old, was born with Down syndrome and was abandoned when she was only three months old. Julia is currently taking preschool level courses, but her speech is well developed. Julia is a performer and loves to dance and sing! She is potty-trained and likes to help take care of younger children.
We visited Julia in her orphanage in late June. She is small for her age, which is common for children with DS. She was just precious. She recited a poem for us along with hand gestures, which we captured on video.
If your family is open to the adoption of a child with Down syndrome, please consider Julia. She could be a wonderful addition to your family.
Girl, born 2004
mild Cerebral Palsy
Lucinda is a beautiful 11 year old girl who was abandoned at age 2. She is described as an active child who is an extrovert. She is diagnosed with mild cerebral palsy. We have recent video of Lucinda which shows her walking and climbing stairs well – no indication of any problems getting around although she reportedly has a slight limp. Lucinda can read and write (we have recent video of her reading too). She speaks a little slowly and has some delays with expressive language but communicates with others very well. Lucinda wears glasses (which we’ve provided for her) and has some dental cavities which will need attention. She enjoys quiet activities and loves to read, solve puzzles and draw. Could you be the parents of this amazing young girl?
Girl, born 2010
Hanna, age 5, has Down syndrome and was abandoned as a newborn. Hanna has a big smile and is described as an active little girl. Since being placed with a foster family, she has made progress in her language, physical, cognitive, social and emotional development. Hanna is not a big talker, but she understands and responds to her teacher. She can use the bathroom, get dressed/undressed on her own, throw and chase a ball. Hanna likes to care for other children and comfort them when they are sad. Could this sweet girl be your daughter?
5 year old Hanna is an absolute doll! Agency staff were blessed to meet her in China in September of 2015. She is in foster care in the orphanage village on the orphanage grounds. She attends school in the orphanage, where she is in her 2nd year of kindergarten. She likes to play with toys and help put chairs away at school. She is friends with all of the kids in her class. She loves sweet dim sum, crackers, and cakes. Hanna likes playing with the sports equipment, especially balls. She is toilet trained.
Hanna was sent to the orphanage in 2014. She had a scar on her neck when she came- the orphanage is not sure what it was from. She is super cute, smiley, flexible, and very friendly! She laughed happily and is always excited to see new people. She offers toys to new friends and is good with sharing. She is not at all aggressive. She only makes noises and mimics. She has a couple of simple words, but is not totally clear. Hanna loves to dance and has good gross motor skills. She has good fine motor skills as well and can string beads. She is independent with her care- she can dress and undress herself and feed herself using a spoon and a cup. Hanna is high functioning for a child with down syndrome. She is a very happy and loving girl who will bless some lucky family so much!
A $3000 grant is available from the agency that currently has her file, to help Hanna get adopted.
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.
Girl, born summer 2003
A family hosted her two summers ago and would love to see her find her forever family. They’d be happy to talk to inquiring families. Comments from her host mother:
She is spunky, lively, funny. She had SUCH personality. She responded to love, to being held. She was strong-willed. Very much a “mommy”, too. But, if you had to tell her she did something she shouldn’t, she would break down and cry. So, I would hold her on my lap and she would curl up, close her eyes, and fake being asleep. She just wanted to be loved. She was funny, and LOVED to help. She loved sweeping and cleaning.
When here, we got her glasses but she didn’t like to wear them. She even hid them once. I would try to get her to wear them, but I didn’t want a “battle of wills” to develop. I let it go, and she would occasionally put them on. She had nystagmus, her eyes shook, and her head would shake a bit, too. It was very endearing to me. When she would insist on something she would stomp her foot, cross her arms, and give me a serious look. It made me smile. She can be bossy!
She LOVED swimming! The picture in the purple shirt and sunglasses is at the pool. Every day she would put her swimsuit on, waiting to go swimming, all ready to go in case we went! She blossomed so much! When she first came, she would not let me hug her, or touch her. I kept at it, she eventually curled up in my lap when upset. I would rock her to sleep.
She had the BEST laugh! I mean, with her entire heart and soul!! I. Loved. It!
Girl, born 2010
spinal amyotrophy, Werdnig-Hoffman disease
The orphanage is begging for a family for this little girl because they have no medications to help her live longer and her muscles continue to die.
She is very smart and very well developed for her age.
She needs special care, rehabilitation, specific medications and good nutrition
Girl, born April 2012
Temple is a precious little girl who is 3 years old. She has Down syndrome, with excellent gross and fine motor skills. Temple is not a good eater, and they are working with her to improve her nutrition. In her file, there is a description that may well be a bad translation, but the agency loves it. Under “Personality”, it say Temple is “relentless”. Perhaps, strong-willed is what they meant. But a relentless, adorable little girl will do well in life, for sure! Temple is not fond of being awakened to eat, but is typically a very happy little one. She loves to be held and hugged, Temple is a delightful little girl who will bring such happiness to your family!
Girl, born April 2012
Little Chloe is diagnosed as having down syndrome. Chloe can walk without help. With one hand held, she can go upstairs. She is cooperative when putting on clothes and knows how to play with blocks. Chloe can chew food well. She can understand the simple request of adults and can follow simple directions or requests. Chloe’s motor skills and intelligence development is delayed compared to other children her age. She can imitate adults to say simple words and actions. She makes good eye contact with her caregivers and visitors. Chloe can wave goodbye to people as well. We hope she’ll be waving hello to a very patient and loving family soon!
Eloise was born in October 2006 and has Down Syndrome as well as strabismus.
Eloise can walk independently and uses the bathroom with help. She drinks unassisted from an open cup, but needs a hand when eating. Eloise is non-verbal at this time, but makes herself heard with gestures and understands simple instructions. She attends a homeschool program at her orphanage.
Additional information, including video, available upon request directly from the agency.
Girl, born October 2011
Down syndrome, congenital heart defect
Lillian loves being held so that she can pay close attention to everything that is going on around her. She does not walk or speak yet, but can kneel down and crawl around independently. Lillian also can make sounds when she needs something. She still has weak chewing and swallowing skills so eats mainly milk and rice paste. She can hold her own bottle. She loves to smile and to watch people talking.Lillian also likes to be teased and held by her caretakers. She is ready for a family of her own!
Girl, born April 2005
Down syndrome, congenital preauricular fistula
Beth’s caretakers describe her as cute and obedient. She loves music class and creating dances to songs. Beth can write some characters in her native language. She does not have good expressive skills but is able to convey her needs through body language and simple words. She loves to learn new things and loves going to her class. Beth also loves playing games with other kids and helping out her caretakers.She has been waiting for a long time for a family of her own.
Girl, born August 2010
Down syndrome, post-op congenital heart defect
Sweet Cara is 4 years old, and and absolutely adorable! She came into care when she was about 10 months old, and was diagnosed with Down syndrome as well as several heart issues. She had surgery in 2012, and the surgery reports are in her file. Cara’s motor skills are very good, and she is quite a helper for her teacher! She is very social, cheerful, and incredibly responsible for a young child. Cara has been living in a family setting, and is ready for the big move to a family of her very own.
Girl, born May 2013
possible corneal leukoma, some delays in development
Zoey is a beautiful little one who will turn 2 years old in May! She is a very quiet and peaceful little girl, who enjoys listening to stories. When she first arrived at the orphanage, her general health was poor. Now, the nannies have both plumped her up, and with therapy, have increased her muscle tone and balance. Zoey has been diagnosed with a possible corneal leukoma which affects the her vision. It appears she may also have strabismus in one or both eyes. Zoey is a very sweet and precious little girl who needs a family.
Would you just look at this BEAUTY!? Amazing! The agency has photos and videos from 2015. In the videos, she is dressing a Barbie doll, writing some letters, talking to staff members, answering questions, and singing. She is now in the 7th grade at a mainstreamed school with resource support. Kandie is currently living in a group home. She has well developed gross motor skills(walks, runs, etc). She talks using simple phrases and questions. She can memorize poems and songs. She understands everything that is said to her, though like some kids with Down syndrome, she has difficulty with inferring, so the staff uses short simple sentences and concrete vocabulary when providing directions. She can count to 5 independently and to 10 with some assistance. She can write a few letters. She works hard while in school and does not have any behavior issues. She is completely toilet trained. She bathes herself with supervision from an adult. She serves and cleans off the table after meal time when it is her turn (all the children in the group home take turns doing this). She makes her own bed. She enjoys playing with the other children, watching TV and listening to music.
Girl, born June 2008
Brooke is a happy little girl and always laughs every day. Not only she is a good helper for her teacher, but also is a “big sister” to the other children. Brooke will help other children on her own initiative. She is able to do some things independently and also does well following directions and completing tasks with guidance. Brooke greets visitors on her own initiative and holds their hand to show them to her classroom where she introduces her teachers and friends to them. Brooke can distinguish objects by colors, sizes, kinds, and shapes. With prompts she can state the names, colors and simple purposes of daily used commodities. She can count numbers 1-10 and can finish basic hand fine motor tasks alone(such as take, grasp and pinch). With the help of her teacher, Brooke can do some fine motor skills such as dig, copy, draw, and colors in the shape drawn. Brooke is able to state her basic wants and needs, but her speech is often unclear. Brooke can also sing some basic children’s songs and recite a couple of children’s poems. Brooke is able to walk, run and jump independently and likes to dance to music. This sweet girl is waiting for a family to call her own. Is that family yours?
Girl, born November 2004
Down syndrome, Congenital heart disease
Ginny is an adorable girl with freckles on her nose. She was born with Down syndrome and a heart condition. Her caregivers say that her heart condition doesn’t affect her daily life. She doesn’t know the names of her colors, but she can follow directions. Ginny lives in foster care and at home, she is able to help out around the house with some things. She is independent in her daily living. Ginny is a delightful little girl who needs a family to call her own!
Sweet Maisie was born in April of 2012 and has been diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy.
Maisie is a sensitive child who likes looking at the world around her as well as listening to music and watching cartoons. She reaches for toys and tries to babble. Maisie can roll from stomach to back and vice versa. She cannot sit unassisted, but has some head control and tries to pull to a stand against stable support.
Maisie is responsive to her caregivers and appears to understand everything they say to her. She recognizes familiar adults and loves to be held.
Update April 2015: Specific reasons are unknown, but Maisie’s condition seems to be deteriorating. She needs the love of a family as well as appropriate medical care and therapies quickly.
Girl, born February 2011
Felicity is a curious little girl with bright eyes, who seemed totally comfortable navigating a room full of strangers when our staff visited her orphanage. She’s a very social little girl, who loves to be playing with other kids. She has been diagnosed with Down syndrome. A natural little leader, she can become loud trying to get the other children’s attention and get them to follow her! Her favorite activity is to go outside and play on the slides and swings. The doctor who traveled with our staff felt she follows directions well and is creative in finding solutions. Sometimes she will imitate people on TV, and she enjoys dancing when her caregiver plays piano. She’s a very sweet girl, who will help her nannies move chairs, and give up her seat for other kids. When she sees a caregiver sit down to rest, she will even go give them a backrub! She knows to get a rag and clean up spills without being asked. Her motor skills are good; she can run, jump, and go up and down stairs. Her language is delayed, currently she can just say “Ma” and babble, but she has very good understanding of what is said to her. She is potty trained during the day and wears a diaper at night.
There is a $4000 Child Grant that may be available to families through the agency.
Girl, born January 2009
Down syndrome, Post-op CHD
Esther is an outgoing little girl who filled the room with her own high-energy sunshine when our staff saw her on a trip. Everything she saw delighted her- the giant rolling balls, brightly colored pipe cleaners, blocks to stack. She has Down syndrome, and seems to have good motor skills; she can run and jump, but her verbal skills are currently limited to “mama,” “baba,” and some expressive syllables. However she will also use gestures to express herself, and understand directions from her nannies.
This curious little girl likes playing on the playground and enjoys all sorts of toys. Her nanny told our staff she’s very good at imitating what others around her are doing. When they sit down to rest, she will pat their backs, and if other children are crying, she will comfort them with a cuddle. Her self-care skills are good, she can feed and dress herself. She has had surgery for a heart condition, and the doctor with our staff didn’t hear any murmurs.
There is a $4000 Child Grant that may be available to families through the agency.
Girl, born November 2012
Carly is a chubby little girl, who was quite relaxed and content when our staff visited her orphanage. She seemed perfectly happy on her nanny’s lap, and reached with curiosity for the things handed to her. She has been diagnosed with Down syndrome. An extroverted little girl, she’s not afraid of strangers, and loves to be held, but can also entertain herself playing in her crib. She isn’t speaking yet, but will say “ah” to communicate, and understands simple directions. When she sees other children eating, she’ll reach for her caregiver like she’s asking for food too. She can roll over, sit and crawl, and though our staff saw she can bear weight, she’s not motivated to stand or walk yet. She can feed herself finger foods and hold her bottle to drink, and cooperate when getting dressed. She loves colorful balls, and dancing along with music! We have many photos and videos of this cute little one!
There is a $4000 Child Grant that may be available to families through the agency.
Girl, born September 2012
Down syndrome, post-op CHD
Spring is just adorable! She came into care when she was 7 months old (approximately), and was found to have Down syndrome as well as a congenital heart defect. She had surgery in 2013 to correct the TOF/ASD (Tetrology of Fallot / atrial septal defect) and recovered well. Spring is a very quiet, very sweet little one who really needs a caring, loving family, who will provide her the therapy she requires. Spring has the typical delays seen in little ones with Down syndrome, and being confined to her stroller/walker is not helping her. Spring’s left ear folds down a bit, but there is no known hearing issue involved. They have noted in her file that Spring’s favorite activity is “being held” (how sweet is that!?). This little one is ready for a family.
UPDATE November 2015, from her caregivers: Shaena is outgoing and lively, but sometimes stubborn. She gets along well with other children. She is very attached to her nannies. She still needs assistance with dressing and other care needs. She is not potty trained, still in a diaper. She sleeps very well, she’s a good eater, and she attends preschool.
From an update 2/2015: Shaena can play well with blocks and she can dance to the music. She can avoid obstacles when pushing carts and she can reach things by standing on her tippy toes. Shaena gets a little aggressive with others when mad. She is healthy, strong, and in good health. She can understand some simple instructions like “give me the paper in your hand, do not climb, sit well, eat”, etc. Shaena can crawl down the bed very quickly and she can walk by herself for a while. She can stand up after falling over and can climb well. Shaena can hold small tiny things and can pull the rope by changing hands. Shaena can pick up and throw balls. She will ask to be held when adults walk by her and she knows if she is being criticizing or praised. When praised, she gets very happy! When you point out her mistakes, she will cry. Shaena’s favorite things to do are imitate, eat, and dance.
Girl, born May 2012
Down syndrome, post-op congenital heart disease
Dimples! I just love babies who have dimples!
Kerry was born in May 2012 and is doing wonderful. She is beginning to walk and loves cookies. Kerry loves music, being outside and playing games.
The agency has a video available.
Girl, born 2011
Down syndrome, post-op CHD, malnutrition
Georgia is almost four years old. Georgia is a quiet little girl who loves to be held. She is in good spirits and has a good appetite. She can grasp for toys, turn her body over and raise her head. Although she is delayed developmentally she is a very happy little girl.
Girl, born late 2002
Slight mental delay, simple astigmatism
From a family who met her in 2014:
This young lady is very sweet! She is in school and just finished the 3rd level. Betsy likes to color, read, run, swing on the playground, and dance. When we were able to talk to her she seemed slightly shy but very calm and gentle. Betsy is articulate and seems only slightly delayed. She and my daughter hugged and cried when they had to say good-bye. Betsy really wants to come to America. She would be a wonderful addition to any family!
I would love to share more with seriously interested families.
Girl, born September 2012
Down syndrome, mild umbilical hernia, physical and developmental delays
Meet Bayleigh! She is 2 years old. She is diagnosed with having Down syndrome and a mild umbilical hernia. She has physical and developmental delays. She is a part of the Half the Sky program at her SWI. She loves to have someone sing to her. She is a moderate sleeper and loves to eat. She can stand while holding onto something. She giggles and squeals when she sees a familiar “Aunt”. She is delightful and loves to be on the go.
Girl, born April 2012
Mindey likes listening to music and she will grab both feet and shake them when she’s happy. She has a good appetite and is very cooperative during meal time. When her caretakers praise her and say “Mindey is so obedient” she giggles! Mindey has big eyes, a cute round face, and a smile so big she squints! Her development is delayed, which is typical for a child with down syndrome.
As of Nov. 2013, she could sit without help and stand and walk holding rails. She could transfer blocks from her left hand to her right hand and she could grasp toys near her. She could also feed herself biscuits. She can clap her hands. Mindey is shy and quiet. She likes watching children’s cartoon movies and is focused when watching TV. She likes being held and asks for hugs from familiar people and sweetly leans her head on her caretaker’s shoulder. She could pronounce simple sounds like Ahah and mama. She would smile sweetly, but seldom imitated her caretaker’s speech. She likes outdoor activities and snacks.
Girl, born March 2008
Here’s Graciella, an adorable little girl who is in kindergarten and loves to color! Graciella demonstrates great independence, understands what is spoken to her, feeds and dresses herself. Graciella can count to 10 and loves to talk to others around her. Graciella is in need of a loving family who will continue to bring color and adventure into her life!
Girl, born August 2008
Sasha is an engaging little girl who will be 6 in August, 2014. She is considered high functioning and is in a special class in the orphanage with a teacher who is working with a group of children with DS.
Update as of May 2014:
Sasha is outgoing and adorable. According to her teacher, who proudly told us that she is one of the most able children in the class, and in her group, she has very good receptive language skills. She can speak simple words, and she uses gestures to communicate her needs. I note that she initiated shaking hands with me, making excellent eye contact. She was smiling, sweet and friendly…a very pleasant little girl. She loves to dance, and she has a very close friend in the orphanage, a boy named Codey, who is the same age, and who also has DS. They were observed together and there really seems to be a strong bond between them. It was very touching to see them together. Sasha has been a healthy girl. We are told that she has no heart condition, and has had no surgeries or hospitalizations. She attends the special kindergarten class and is making good progress. Sarah is a very lovely looking little girl, with a sweet expression and gentle manner. There are videos of Sasha.
The agency has a $2000 grant available for Sasha.
Girl, born August 2009
Angelica has Down syndrome. She has a congenital heart defect — VSD, ASD 11, PDA.
Angelica is said to have a moderate intellectual disability. She does not speak; she communicates through gestures and onomatopoeia — seemingly inarticulate sounds, playing voice. She understands simple commands.
Girl, born August 2011
Elsa is just adorable! She is 3 years old, incredibly charming, and sweet. Elsa has Down syndrome with the expected delays, but was walking at 2 years old. She has no known heart issues. She lives with a foster family, who have made sure she has a good diet, plenty of fresh air, and all the hugs she wants(she likes warm hugs)! Elsa is ready to let it go and have a family of her own and will waste no time in wrapping them around her little finger.
Girl, born September 2011
Down syndrome, rickets
Lucina came into care when she was 2 years old. She is now 3 years old, and doing very well! Lucina has Down syndrome with good motor skills. She is able to imitate words, but her speech is not very clear. Lucina had rickets, and they have improved her diet to help this. Lucina loves to slide, and is very serious about riding the rocking horse. She is a favorite of the other kids in the orphanage, and she loves them all, too. Lucina needs to be able to let her hair grow…a rocking horse…hugs…but most of all, she needs a family!
Update: Lucina’s motor skills are good and her speech is coming along. She can scribble with crayons and wash her face. She sings along with her teacher. Lucina is toilet trained (using her country’s traditional toilet) but wears a diaper at night just in case. Lucina loves to play with the other kids and loves for her teacher to give her hugs!
Girl, born March 2011
Kirilee is a shy, sweet little one who will be 4 years old in March. She has Down syndrome, with the expected delays. As of this past September, she was standing with support, and was crawling. One wonders if an improvement in her diet would make a big difference…she mainly has milk and rice powder every day. Kirilee badly needs therapies to help with her motor skills and speech. She is a loving little one who is so sweet and quiet. Kirilee needs a family of her own to help her reach her full potential!
From an adoptive family who met her in Jan 2015: “I sat next to Rebecca today at an orphanage Christmas concert. She is SO cute! When she came in to sit down, she was SO excited to be there. She saw a boy in the row in front of us that she knew, and they greeted each other warmly. Her smile lit up her whole face.
We were sitting in the last row, so she stood quiet and attentive during the concert, her hands on the back of the chair in front of her, peering between adults’ shoulders to see her friends and classmates perform. Her hair was elaborately pulled back into a series of little ponytails on top of her head, which were then braided together. The caregiver sitting next to her obviously likes her quite a lot. At the end, of the concert, all the kids who are mobile were taken up to dance around the Christmas tree, and she and little Wetherby (who really is quite little)! danced next to each other in the circle. ”
*** Rebecca can be be adopted with CHARLIE, if a family is interested and approved in their home study. ***
Girl, born October 2009
Down Syndrome; Post-Op Heart
Little Halle is 5 years old this year. She is a very intelligent child. Now, she attends a little brothers and sisters class in the institute. Normally, she learns how to dance, sing and play games with the teacher. Halle really likes to dance. She is most skilled at the “Little Running Pig” dance. If you play music, she cannot help but to start dancing. And then, with one hand, she will even imitate grabbing a microphone and she will sing and dance. At this time, she will even let other children dance with her. Halle really likes playing outside. She will look at the beautiful flowers and grass in the garden. She will point at them and say: “Nannies, quickly, look!” with an extremely cheerful smile.
Little Halle is very well-behaved. Every time she is done eating, she will clear away her bowl and take all of the bowls. Then, she will arrange all the little stools. Everyone all really likes bright, clever and sensible Halle. Please help us find a forever family for Halle!
Girl, born March 2002
Yani lives with a foster family! She can communicate with the family and is very close to the mother of the home. She is very helpful and well-liked. She is active. Yani’s mental development is below average compared to her peers. She likes to play games, sing and dance. While she is introverted, Yani has a passion for performing! She sometimes makes up her own dance moves. She currently studies at a special school and has many friends. All of Yani’s teachers really like her. We truly hope Yani finds a home!
Girl, Oct 2006
Haile is such a lovebug! She gets along well with her foster family and is always showing compassion. She can take care of herself and follows directions well. Due to her Down Syndrome, she is delayed in language but she can express her daily needs. Haile is a quiet girl, and she loves singing, listening to music, and dancing. She is a creative child and loves to draw. She plays well with others and has a great appetite!
Girl, born April 2007
Clarabelle is a sweet girl diagnosed with Down syndrome. She likes to draw, and her artwork is said to be very abstract. Caregivers say she is considered to have an introverted personality, but she plays exceptionally well with other children. Though she is not in school, the orphanage reports that they are teaching her using “play learning.” Her heart sounded normal to a doctor visiting with our staff. Clarabelle can feed herself, and helps caregivers with basic tasks like picking up trash.
The agency has a $4000 grant available!
Girl, born Nov 2009
Susy is diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy (CP). Her CP seems to be fairly moderate. Susy was found when she was about two years old. Too little tension in her muscles prevented her from sitting or standing on her own, so that spring she received intensive therapy for three months through which she made very significant progress with her motor skills. She’s described as even-tempered and patient, although she still struggles to do some things the other children do easily. She’s thought to be clever and loves to laugh and smile with the nannies, touching their faces for connection. Emotionally, she’s right on track with her peers. Susy likes watching TV and listening to music, being held, and going outside to play. She rarely cries, unless she’s hungry. Her caregivers say she is well-loved and that they are deeply impressed by how much progress she’s made. She can sit unassisted and walk holding hands. It would be amazing to see the changes in this child with the love and support of a family and some good physical therapy.
The following is an update that just arrived (10/2014) for Susy: She can move around with a walker and stand up with assistance. She cannot feed herself yet. She can only smile. She knows how to read the face of adults. She can reach to get stuff from other kids. She is afraid of strangers.
Girl, born March 2009
Dollie is a little girl who has a very strong ability to adapt. When she had just entered the institute, she would look left and right in the room and turn back and forth. She would run up to other little children and say, “en ah.” When she saw curious things, she would say, “ohhhh.”
She is very well-mannered. When she’s eating, she will sit down on a stool and then use a spoon to feed herself one mouthful at a time; it’s very sweet. After she’s finished eating, she will take her bowl and give it to the nannies and then will happily smile at them. When she’s doing outdoor activities with other little children, she will hold their hands. She will help little children go up and down platforms.
She dances happily to the rhythm of music. She can put on her clothes and she can help the weaker children take off their clothes. Each time she does something successfully, she will always give a thumbs-up to the nannies and say, “great, great!” She is quite a likeable child!
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.
Girl, born February 2010
Precious Lina has Down Syndrome and entered the orphanage when she was about 3 years old. She is very timid. When she does not get a toy, she will cry loudly and will cry out, “Mama, it’s mine” to the nannies. When she gets a toy, she will smile at the nannies. When she’s sleeping at night, she will lie down on the bed and wait for the nannies to say, “Lina, we are going to sleep and we are going to turn the lights off, be a good girl!” She will smile and nod her head then close her eyes and go to dreamland. When she feels wronged, she will run to the nannies and say, “Mama, Mama” and the nannies will comfort her and pat her head and say, “Good girl, don’t worry about it.” She will then run over to the children and continue playing. When she sees other little children with a runny nose, she will help them wipe it and then smile at them.
Girl, born November 2010
Down syndrome, post-op Congenital heart defect, treated for Syphillis
Savannah likes to look at the colorful pictures and colorful toys. She has good living habit, normal diet, good appetite, regular defecation and urination, and normal sleep. Savannah is lovely, and close to her caregiver. Savannah can sit for a while, and can understand what nurturer says. She likes music, eating and plush toys. Agency staff met and interacted with Savannah in September! She is a sweetheart!
Lana was born in June 2002 and has Down Syndrome. Lana is described as a very sweet, quiet girl with a beautiful smile. She is shy and does not speak, but she understands what is said to her and in her way answers questions. Lana can also carry out simple requests. Lana is obedient with her caretakers. She participates in games as well as group and individual activities. Her self-help skills are good. Lana loves to dance, likes everything pink, and is a very girly girl. She would thrive in a devoted family.
Update October 2014: Lana is a good girl who attends school where she participates in class and completes the tasks given to her. She is a very organized child and follows instructions. Additional photos and personal information available upon request from the agency.
Girl, born November 2012
Fran, born October 2012 is a rosy-cheeked toddler diagnosed with Down syndrome. In her report written when she was 15 months old, she was enjoying the company of her nannies and studying them closely when they talked to her. Fran was saying mama and “diedie” and was trying to say other words. The caregivers described her as a smart little girl with a happy temperament who loved toys that make noise. Fran was at that time a little clumsy and behind other children her age, but was working hard to learn to stand and walk. She loved being cuddled and was delighted to be taken outdoors to feel the wind blow and hear the birds chirp.
Gertie was born in September of 2002 and has been diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy. She receives regular physical therapy and is able to stand and walk with the help of a walker.
Gertie is described as an outgoing, sensitive and friendly girl. She eagerly takes part in group and individual activities and is very engaged in games. She likes to draw, memorizes songs and poems, and gladly completes her homework.
Update October 2014: Gertie is described as a smart, open and positive girl whose hard work continues to result in academic as well as physical progress for her. She’s now in 5th grade.
Additional reports and photos are available upon request from the agency.
Adelaide was born in September 2005 and has been diagnosed with spina bifida, lower limb paresthesia, and a disorder of the hips. She is wheelchair-bound.
Adelaide is described as a sweet, joyful, and communicative girl. She is interested and participates in different activities and likes to help others. Adelaide regularly attends school and can read and write. She recites poetry and sings songs.
Update October 2014: Adelaide is being homeschooled at her orphanage at a third grade level. Her teachers are very happy with her academic progress and Adelaide likes showing off her math and language workbooks.
Additional reports and photos available upon request from the agency.
Gracie Lynne is a precious little girl who is 6 years old. She came to the orphanage when she was 10 months old (estimated age). Gracie Lynne has Down syndrome, and her motor skills are good. She can dress herself (including her shoes), and her other self care skills are good. Gracie Lynne loves to play with the other kids. During her physical exam, she was uncooperative for the eye exam and hearing tests (imagine that!). The doctor suggested she have a further hearing screening, which had not been done when her file was completed late February. There is no mention of any hearing issues in her Growth Report. Gracie Lynne is a sweetheart, and needs a family. Her favorite activity is cuddling with her nanny while watching TV. Who could resist that?
Girl, born July 2012
DS, post-op CHD
Nani is an adorable baby girl who is 1 year old. She came into care when she was about 6 months old. She was diagnosed with ASD/PDA, which has been successfully surgically corrected. Nani has Down syndrome. Nani’s development was not up to her peers at the time of her report, but we do not know how much of her delay can be attributed to her past heart issue or just typical Down syndrome delays. Nani needs a family who will love her (that will be easy!), and help her receive the therapies she needs to catch up. Nani will be such a sweet daughter!
Girl, born February 2010
Down syndrome, Congenital Heart Defect (ASD and VSD), Hep B carrier
Shannon is an outgoing girl who loves to talk! She may only be able to say simple words but she can be the life of the party. She has been diagnosed with Down syndrome and has two mild heart defects (an ASD and a VSD). She is also a Hep B carrier. Shannon’s caregivers say that she lives life just like the rest of her friends in the orphanage. She loves to eat, play, and watch cartoons. Shannon is always playing and smiling!
6 year old Tarsha is a smart and mild-mannered girl. Tarsha is diagnosed with Down Syndrome and is post-op CHD-TOF. She responds well when people talk to her gently. If someone is loud or impatient, Tarsha becomes stubborn and unresponsive. Her movement and mobility are very good.
When Tarsha first came to the orphanage, she couldn’t speak very well. She still doesn’t speak clearly but she has been working on it and is doing better. She underwent heart surgery in 2013. She is potty trained, can undress herself and gets along well with other children. She is independent and is a happy girl. Could Tarsha be your daughter?
Shelley is a toddler who has Down Syndrome.
Please contact the agency for further details.
*Please note that we do not have all the information, including the date of birth, for this child at this time. An approved home study for this country and dossier must be submitted to the Central Authority before additional information may be obtained. Please note, USCIS approval is not required to submit a dossier or receive a referral. USCIS approval is only required prior to filing the I-800 package. If you have a completed home study for another country and your h/s provider is willing to update or amend your study to reflect this sending country, you may use this for your dossier.
Girl, born March 2007
Olivia can walk alone, and can go upstairs and downstairs without help with hands holding onto support, but fairly slowly. She can do morning excises with children together in the line. When there is her familiar song I Love You, she can imitate clapping hands and wiggling her body simple with music, and can dance with children together.
Now she can’t use words to express her needs, but she can understand what the aunt and the teacher say to her; such as when it’ s time to eat. the aunt will tell the children, “ let’s have a meal.” Then she would move her chair to the table for the meal. When she is told to go potty, she can go to the bedpan and take off her trousers and sit on it. Now she can make some simple words, such as yi and ya. She is careful to study, and is confident; in the activity of stringing beads, coloring, playing the cap of a bottle she is
very interested in them and focuses on them. She can imitate pointing to facial features. She is kind and helps other children; when she falls down in walking, teachers and children would help her and encourage her. Now she knows to care about children. She is restless and brave.
Girl, born May 2009
Eden is very happy and everyone gets along well with her. She is very close to her foster parents, and her favorite toys are dolls. She likes to sing and dance. Her file says that because of her ds she has slowed physical and intellectual development. She can use simple double syllable words like papa, mama, ah, yes, etc. At the end of the first part of her report: “We hope that she will live happy every day and her life is safe.”
Eden can go upstairs and downstairs without help, and jump off of the floor with both feet. She is imitating drawing crosses. She knows “big” and “small”. Eden can wash hands without help.
Eden is an adorable little girl who recently turned 5 years old! She came to the orphanage when she was just a few months old, and was found to have Down syndrome. Eden’s overall development has been good. She is living with a foster family within the orphanage along with 5 other children. Eden is very out-going, active, playful, and lovable. Her favorite cartoon is “Pleasant Sheep”, and she will sing and dance in front of the TV. Eden’s receptive speech is good, but her expressive speech is slow to develop. She can say some words, but is not yet able to make a short sentence. Eden is a loving little girl who needs a family!
Girl, born Feb 2011
Down syndrome, Cleft Palate, bilateral ear deformity, growth delays, developmental delay
Tesia has a diagnosis of Down Syndrome, but a prospective family needs to be open to the possibility of a different medical diagnosis as Tesia exhibits many characteristics of children who have been diagnosed with Treacher Collins, although TC is not mentioned specifically in her record. Tesia was found abandoned at around 10 days old. She is a timid, shy and quiet little girl who likes to play with toys especially balls, sand and slides. Tesia is able to walk and is reported to be toilet trained. She can search for the source of a sound and can make sounds on her own, but did not use words as of the report date. Tesia likes to be cuddled and spoken to. She is waiting for a family of her own who can snuggle with her as they tell her “I love you!”
From an April 2015 UPDATE: Tesia can walk, run and go up and down the stairs. She can dress herself and goes to the bathroom on her own. She goes to the special education class in the SWI. She likes to go to school and gets along well with other classmates. As of today, Tesia is very active with quick responses and more speech. However, she speaks in a low voice. She has a strong ability to imitate and follows the teachers to do exercises. After class, she will play on the swings with her favorite friend. She will cry when she is blamed for wrong doings. When she sees the other kids cry, she will comfort them by patting them on the back. Tesia loves to play in the ball pits and on the trampoline. She likes someone to play with her and talk to her.
Girl, born April 2004
Down syndrome, Hep B
Trudy has normal limb development and delayed mental development compared to other children. Upon admission, she was 1 year old and she was careful in her new surroundings. At the age of 2 years, she could walk alone, was curious about new things, her hand-eye coordination was improved, and she could express her emotion. At the age of 4 years, she could have eat and drink independently and could recognize people, places and objects, but her expression was poor. At the age of 6 years, she was receiving the special education in the institute. Her self-management was improved under the guidance of the teacher, but her accepting ability was not good compared to other kids of her age. At the age of 8 years, she could speak simple numbers and words, could draw, could finish some simple jigsaw puzzles, and could play with the toy blocks. Now she can wave her body along with the rhythm of the music, can read simple children’s songs and words, and can count 1-10, but her expression is still poor. Trudy is open, likes music, can get along well with other kids, likes helping people, and wants to be praised. She is happy when watching cartoons and walking outside.
Girl, born August 2007
Samantha is a beautiful little girl who is 6 years old. She came into care as an infant, and was found to have Down syndrome. Samantha’s motor skills are good, and she has the typical language delays. She is able to speak, but not always clearly. She has been healthy, and they report no issues with her heart. Samantha is an active little girl, who enjoys playing with toys. She loves to be held. Samantha likes to “look pretty” (there goes the clothes budget), and loves to imitate singing and dancing on the TV. This precious little one is waiting for a family of her own!
Girl, born June 2007
Gabi has been diagnosed with Down syndrome. She loves attending the pre-school at the orphanage, but she has struggled with learning basic concepts such as numbers, letters, etc. However, with more one-on-one instruction, it is believed that she can and will learn.
Gabi is well-liked by the other children at the orphanage. She is also a favorite of visitors who come to visit. Gabi can sometimes come across too strongly in her attempts to get attention, but she truly is a delightful little girl!
Girl, born Jan. 2004
Down syndrome, Severe mental delays, Congenital malformation of heart, unspecified; Kyphosis and lordosis (curved spine); malnutrition
Aislinn is in urgent need of an adoptive family. She is already 8 and in an institution. Please share her need!
Married couples only. Large families and older parents welcome. Travel required.
Girl, born Sept 2005
Down syndrome, congenital heart defect, congenital trichiasis
At t he time of abandonment she was 3 years old, still could not walk and speak. She is a child with Down syndrome from her appearance and still has mild CHD and trichiasis after test. At the beginning, her health was not good and often had a cold and fever. Now she can walk and her physical condition is good, just can not speak.
She is a little girl, but she likes playing with older children. She is restless and obstinate, likes doing anything.
Oh my goodness, look at this sweet little fluffy-headed beauty!
This little cutie loves music! She receives rehabilitation services and while working on her sitting skills, started playing on the piano. She has made good progress since starting rehabilitation services. She does present with strabismus of both eyes along with Down Syndrome. Shari is a quiet, timid child with a ready smile. She loves to be cuddled and responds with laughter. Shari is waiting for a family who will help her develop and her caretakers believe that with a family’s care and hugs and kisses every day, she can live healthily and happily.
Girl, born April 2009
Tallulah is adorable, spunky, and about as sweet as she can be! She has been in care since she was about 5 months old. Tallulah has Down syndrome; her medical mentions a CHD that has been “cured”, but there is no other report of it, and they never mention it again.
Tallulah is incredibly flexible…a gymnastics instructor will love her! She is cheerful, loves to play (outside is her favorite place to be), and hide-and-seek is her favorite game. They report she has an adventurous spirit! Her report is over a year old…but we know she has only become sweeter, and more adorable! Tallulah needs a family to love her and be with her on all her adventures!
The agency has a video available.
Update May 2015: She is potty trained and can take care of herself. She speaks two or three words phrases now. But she understands everything. She understands what others are talking about and she can follow instructions.
She is attending special education preschool in the orphanage. In the special education class, she learns life common sense and children songs, poems, counting, drawing, etc. Her motor skills are as good as healthy children. She is flexible, active and lovely. She likes to dance. She always dance with television when there is a dance show. Her body is very flexible. She can run and jump. She is extroverted, she’s happy most of time. She’s been living group life here in the orphanage always. She gets along well with other children and caretakers. Although her language is not so good, she understands others well.
She likes to build blocks and play with beautiful Barbie dolls. She also likes to dress up beautiful dress or outfits. There is another Down Syndrome child in the pictures (Bruno). They came to the orphanage about the same time and have grown up together. They are very close. They both are extroverted, active and cute!
Regina was abandoned at the Children’s Welfare Institute in 2009, when she was approximately 5 years old.
After admission she adapted to the group life quickly. She likes being praised, can get alone well with caretaker and children, sometimes can care younger brothers and sisters and can manage her life.
In late 2010 she entered preschool class. We design and make some projects for her. We find she is interested with colorful paper, she takes the colorful paper to roll and unfold repeatedly. She learns to use scissor to cut paper. She likes painting, use colorful pens to draw circles on balloon. She can put the toy blocks of the same color together which makes her can recognize color and make her fingers more flexible. Regina has had a great change in the preschool class, from an autistic child she grows up into a polite and helpful child.
After training (blow the balloon, tongue exercise and read Pinyin), she can speak “wo, wawa, mama, yao, buyao, hao”, can write some numbers and simple characters. Her limb ability is improved, she can ride a bike, can swing, can sit on the seesaw, recently he loves riding children’s bike. Once upon a time, they are singing together, she feel the student near her does not sing well and tells to stop singing. At the same time she is helpful boy, she can do what she can, can help the teacher to clean the classroom and pick up the toys together; in the dormitory she can help to fold the clothes. In the picnic, she can pull child’s hand positively and can have a bag with food on her back. Through picnic and community activity, she broads her vision and improves her sociability.
She is confident, optimistic, polite, loving and sunshine child. She can perform actively when some guests visit the institute. MORE PHOTOS AVAILABLE.
Prudence is gentle, likes quiet places, and is a little shy with strangers. She gets along well with other children. She understands speech very well, and is speaking, but not clearly. She does speak enough to get her needs met.
She has difficulties swallowing, and eats harder foods (like crackers) slowly. She does have a heart defect, and tires when standing or walking for a longer period of time. She also frequently has colds or fevers, but no serious illnesses.
Girl, born Sept 2010
Carol loves sitting and rocking on her hobby horse! She is enjoys listening to music and rocking on her horse. She can sit on the bed steadily and can stand with hands holding onto the bed rails. Sometimes when she sees other children take her favorite toy she will try and take it back.
Update Aug 2013:
Every day starting at 9:00 teachers of special education will take her and other children to the class room to do physical exercise and play. She receives special education in the institute. No other training/therapy. She walks pretty well but cannot speak, except for making some “yee-yah” voices. She will cooperate when a caregiver brushes her teeth. Her teeth are very healthy.
She can eat solid foods. She needs her caregiver’s help when the food contains bones or too hard to break. She needs to be fed by a caregiver. She is close to her caregivers.
Update Spring 2014:
Carol can use body language or expression to express her needs. sometimes she will say “ayi”. Sometimes she can answer simple questions, like “Carol, do you need potty?” and she will answer”No” Carol responds to her name and understands what you say. She likes to play with and gets along well with the other kids most of the time. She can get upset if others grab her toys or ignore her. Compared to other kids her age with Down Syndrome, Carol is said to be more skillful and obedient. She does not wear a diaper during the day, but needs to be taken to the toilet on a regular schedule. She still needs a diaper at night. Carol loves to get attention for her caregivers and loves to play with toy cars and blocks.
Girl, Born November 2001
Crystal is so pretty! Dark hair and brown eyes. She does have Down syndrome, but also has many facial features of FAS (fetal alcohol syndrome) as well. Crystal has tremendous potential. She has been significantly impacted by very poor vision and hearing, and that has resulted in lower cognition and physical abilities. Imagine how her world could open up with medical treatment, glasses, and hearing aids!
Crystal can be assertive sometimes, so a family with older children is recommended. Full medical and behavioral info available. Older parents, large families, and single moms welcome.
Lauren loves to play with the older children. She is active and stubborn. She likes some animals and likes to watch tv. She understands adults and after reminding her a few times each day, she is very cooperative. She sleeps well through the night.
Additional information available.She is surrounded by people that love her and children who loves to play games with her. They wish Lauren all the best and hope she will lead a successful life and live happily ever after.