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Cherie

cherie1 cherie2Girl, Born Dec 2009
Crouzon syndrome

Sweet Cherie …. she needs a family desperately! Picture on the left is from December 2012, on the right is from summer 2012.  Additional pictures available.

Guardian AngelCherie needs a family fast!  From her medical records:  congenital anomaly of the skull, feet and  hands. Cleft hard palate, UPU, LLC, aortic defect.  Hydrocephalus

 

UPDATE OCT 2014:
She was born end of 2009. She was born via c-section and a full term baby with Aperts Syndrome and Hydrocephalus. She has had multiple surgeries to include a separation of both her pinkies from her other fused fingers. She uses her hands and feet very well to get what she wants. She had a shunt placed for her hydro as well. Soon after her first surgery the shunt failed and after some time they did a second surgery. The surgery did not go well and a significant amount of brain damage was sustained and the second shunt was not able to be placed as a result of the damage. She also has difficulty with sight. Mostly though she threw any toy or object near her. She crawls and scoots to get around and does not speak but makes noises. She seems to know her name but does not make eye contact when her name is called. We were told she likes “baby toys”- things with bright lights, colors, noise, and also that she likes music. She is able to eat regular soft foods but is spoon fed, she is able to use a sippy cup. She currently spends most of her time in her stroller. We were told that she is developmentally around 18 months but we think more like 8-10 months from what we saw in 3 hours. She is a very sweet wonderful little girl who needs a family who can meet her needs and love her well.

Update Jan 2015, from someone who knows Cherie: The current description of her underestimates her. Yes, she does have some brain damage, but she’s a very smart little girl. She definitely makes eye contact. She understands speech directed at her and what is said over her head. She has several “signs” that she has made up to show when she’s hungry or wants a drink. I only see her weekly, but she clearly knows me and responds to me. She cried when I left her today; she usually does. (I know, no normal person wants to see a child cry, but in this case, it’s a good sign.) I so want to see a family come for her!  If anyone is interested in adopting her, I would be very happy to correspond with them.

$10,066.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Aria

40929163700 (1) 40929163700 (2)Girl, born 2008
Spina bifida with hydrocephalus, cerebral palsy, deep mental delay, congenital deformity of the hip, congenital ptosis, optic nerve atrophy, iron and protein deficiency

 

This tiny girl has spent a lot of time in the hospital.  She needs a loving family to be by her side and help her receive top-notch care.

 

$626.13 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

 

Esteban

40913170637Boy, born 2012
disorder of the brain, epilepsy, ectopic perineal testis, ventricular septal defect, other congenital malformations of the cardiac septa

 
update 2/15 – He had last seizure in October 2014. He is on medication for epilepsy. His heart condition does not require surgery.
 

$10,006.95 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Clyde

40913163139 ClydeBoy, born 2013
Down syndrome, HIV, disorder of brain, atopic dermatitis, torticollis, atrial septic defect, biliary tract issue

 

Sweet baby boy!

 

Hopefully we’ll get a new picture soon.

$99.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Kollen #58-11

KollenBoy, Age: 3
Diagnosis: Cerebral Palsy- mixed form (impacts his legs); delays in development

Kollen has started taking independent steps. He also crawls, sits, pulls up to a standing position holding on to a support, stays up for a short time without support, and walks holding on to two hands. His fine motor skills are improving. He fits in 3 cups, winds and unwinds toys on screws, “reads” books. He plays well with toys and explores their functions, imitates activities demonstrated to him, knocks on door before going in, claps his hands, stamps his feet, shows where his belly is. He eats with a spoon and attempts to do it independently. He is a calm and quiet child, makes a good eye contact, smiles, delights in interaction, recognizes and differentiates between the adults, has an emotional bond to a caregiver that works 1:1 with him. He pronounces sounds and syllables and currently says 3 words. He also used gestures to communicate his wants and needs.

Because we only have this child’s file for a short time, he will not be able to receive donations until a family is found for him.

Percival #487

PercivalBoy, 8 years old

Malformation syndrome; severe mental delay; protein-calorie malnutrition; ptosis (drooping eyelid) of both eyes; delayed neuropsychological and psychomotor development in all areas; delayed physical development.

Due to his condition his gross motor skills are limited as are his social skills and speech.

Percival is undergoing systematic rehabilitation – he moves around slowly and insecurely when held by the hands. The coordination of his movements needs to improve. He can stand up independently – he crawls so as to reach a fixed support to hold on to and then he stands up. He goes up the stairs while holding onto the railings with both hands. When going down the stairs he seeks an adult’s support.  He has significantly delayed speech development. He does not seem to always understand the meaning of what he is told. His expressive speech is underdeveloped.

 

Because we only have this child’s file for a short time, he will not be able to receive donations until a family is found for him.

Kieran #

KieranBoy, born April 2004

Down Syndrome

He has learned basic motor skills, is very active, fast, and flexible. He has a tendency to act impulsively. He climbs, responds to his name, and selectively executes commands. He is curious and sociable, but he prefers the attention of adults. He loves playing with stuffed animals and spends the day with his favorite toy. Speech is not developed. He can eat independently and eats solid foods. He is dependent on the assistance of an adults.

 

$1,938.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Deenah #6-20

Deenah (10)Age: 7
Diagnosis: Cerebral Palsy

Deenah was raised by her birth mother until she was 5 years old. She was removed from the home at that time by social services because the mother could not meet the child’s medical needs.

Deenah has high muscle tone as a result of the CP. She would greatly benefit from the care available in the US, such as botox treatments. She does have some movements in her limbs. She can raise her right arm to shoulder width and will open her hands. She’s receiving physical therapy to assist with her movements. When placed on her stomach, she will lift her head and can control it/move it around to look at desired objects. She attempts to roll over on her back and the staff is working with her on this skill. She sits in a positioning chair and while in the chair, she turns her head toward voices or toys.
She enjoys interactions with other people and will smile and laugh when interacted with. She cries when she wants attention. She appears to understand some spoken commands as she will lift her arm and attempt to hand a toy that she is holding to someone when asked.

Photos and videos from August 2014 are available. In the videos, she is smiling and interacting with the adults in the videos.

Because we only have this child’s file for a short time, she will not be able to receive donations until a family is found for her.

Joey #

JoeyBoy, born October 2009

Joey has a diagnosis of Down Syndrome and is delayed in his psychomotor development.

Joey crawls and can pull himself up. He makes steps forward with the support of an adult. He babbles, listens to speech, and can respond to commands. He reaches for and holds toys, preferring musical toys. He can hold a pencil and a spoon. He seeks interaction with adults and tolerates other children. He is generally calm and cheerful.

 

$1,009.69 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Nels #

Nels

Nels
Age: 8
Diagnosis: Down syndrome

Nels had heart surgery to repair a cardiac malformation. He’s very small for his age, but has recently started having an increase in appetite which has resulted in weight gain.  He is not yet independently walking, but will walk while holding on to one had of an adult. He also moves around while placed in a baby walker and will pull to a stand on a stable support. He examines toys and manipulates them in an effort to figure out what they do. He makes sounds to get the attention of his caregivers and cries when he wants to communicate that he needs something. He is very social and loves watching and interacting with other people.

$1,047.70 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Ziven

boysillouettenophotoBoy, born April 2010
Underwent heart surgery, heart rate currently valid.
Cognitive development significantly below the level for the age.
Psychomotor development of the child is globally delayed, however, in a relatively short time, has made great progress. He needs multi-specialty care.

 

The agency can request further information for serious inquiries. We are so excited to be able to advocate for these children!

 

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

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

Bazil and Bendek

boysillouettenophotoboysillouettenophotoBrothers

Boy, born Feb 2007
Healthy; Inharmonious development, below average provided for the ages. Speech defect, under the supervision of a speech therapist. Problems with memory and attention span. Very busy and impulsive.

Boy, born Sept 2005
Healthy. Inharmonious development, below average provided for the ages. Very busy and impulsive.

 

The agency can request further information for serious inquiries. We are so excited to be able to advocate for these children!

$4.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Vikki

girlsillouettenophotoGirl, born August 2010

Significantly delayed psychomotor development; Pineal cyst

The agency can request further information for serious inquiries. We are so excited to be able to advocate for these children!

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

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

Mimi

Mimi (5) Girl, born November 2013
Down syndrome, delayed general development; hypotonia

 

Mimi has good visual perception and correct social reactions. When compared to other children with Down syndrome, she is developing well – no other developmental disorders have been found.

 

Mimi (2)

Delayed psychomotor development stage light. Delay movement on the background of muscle hypotonia, a good level of visual perception and living and correct social reactions. No evidence of developmental disorders. Against the background of the population of children with trisomy 21 child development can be described as positive. Require specialized medical care, rehabilitation and comprehensive stimulation of development. Hearing for inspection.

 

The agency can request further information for serious inquiries. We are so excited to be able to advocate for these children!

$1,749.96 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Jedrek

boysillouettenophotoBoy, born June 2012

Good general condition. Dysmorphic facial features – Fetal alcohol syndrome. Psychomotor development proceeds disharmonious and is delayed. Observed characteristics of autism, delayed development of speech, difficulty in establishing social contacts. Difficulty eating.

The agency can request further information for serious inquiries. We are so excited to be able to advocate for these children!

$6.30 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Malinda #25-88

Malinda (1) Malinda (2)Girl, born 2012

Spastic cerebral palsy. Epi- symptoms – West syndrome, Microcephaly. Congenital heart malformation – small atrial communication; open foramen ovale; small left-right shunt at atrial level and mild pulmonary valve stenosis.

Motor – with generally increased muscle tone, does not do enough active movements. Placed on her stomach raises and keeps her head rests on her elbows and hands for a short time. Taken by hands holds her head upright; without support on her legs. Placed in the seat with support / positional chair in the corner of the bed / she stays like that but with her ​​head down.

Sensory activity – reacts to sound, listens when she is spoken to, but does not turn her head to look for the source. Follows with her eyes and partially turns her head but erratic and choppy. She cannot catch objects and is not active when awake. Periods of wakefulness are getting shorter, the child mostly sleeping or stuporous.

Emotional and social development – stares in the face of an adult: when awake smiles spontaneously / without provocation / and when teased, but no longer gets lively as before. She is enjoying quiet and pleasant music.

Speech – rarely makes noise, does not coo. Does not make combinations of sounds. Does not understand speech.
She eats 4 times a day transitional food with from a feeding bottle. She sleep more and more, when awake she is often restless, not actively awake.
Because we only have this child’s file for a short time, she will not be able to receive donations until a family is found for her.

Garrison #

GarrisonBoy, born 2010

Blind
When taken by the 2 hands, Garrison stands up and has the support of his feet. When he is put on a children’s stool, he sits on it during a meal. He actively moves his hands and legs, kicks and rolls over in bed. He rolls over in free space and turns handsprings.

Garrison is blind. He does not manipulate objects, plays with his hands-hits them against each other, slaps and puts them into his mouth; joins the hands of an adult person. He reacts to a noise and a sound, even to the slightest of them; he listens attentively and grows quiet when he hears music.

He has improved emotional tone-calmly and activelystays awake, smiles and laughs in a loud voice even touched. He recognizes familiar voices, becomes animated and utters sounds. He accepts touch and gets in touch. He tolerates more and more social situations-having a bath, eating and dressing.  He utters syllables – da-da; ba-ba; shouts in a loud voice, uses his voice and utters guttural sounds.

Because we only have this child’s file for a short time, he will not be able to receive donations until a family is found for him.

 

Nora

40819143326 NoraGirl, born 2013
Congenital malformation of the central nervous system, symptomatic epilepsy, atactic syndrome, tetraparesis, porencephalia

 

 

$101.25 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Mandy

Girl, Born 2010

syndactyly of hands and feet, steeple tower head, psychological and motor delay, Congenital heart defect (patent foramen ovale, secondary defect of interatrial septum)

Many will be available in early 2015.

We are so glad to finally be able to relist Mandy! She was born with multiple skeletal anomalies, including fused/webbed hands.

 

The girl is smiling, laughing. She reaches for toys. She walks in baby-jumper.    Doctors consider that surgery may help to separate her fingers on the hands.   They give a positive prognosis regarding her mental development.  More photos are available.

This region typically waives the 10 day waiting period for children with special needs.   

$4,221.20 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Abram

40810112623Boy, born 2012
Hydrocephalus posthemorrhagic

 

Oh sweet love needs a family and medical care.

 

$34.20 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Marilee #474

474_Ph_Dec13Girl, 1.7- year-old
Congenital hydrocephalus (no indications for a surgical correction at present); microcephalus; suspected infantile cerebral palsy; convergent concomitant strabismus; specific developmental disorder of motor function; delayed neuropsychological development.

Marilee vocalizes (vowel sounds such as “a-a-a”), although she does not yet produce defined syllables or connected syllables. She does not cry in a loud and clear voice. Her eye contact needs to improve further. Marilee does not yet respond to being called by name. She responds visibly to touch and relaxes greatly when someone holds her in their arms. Marilee is being monitored by a team of specialists at the orphanage.

Because we only have this child’s file for a short time, she will not be able to receive donations until a family is found for her.

Lyndon #475

Lyndon 475475_Photo_Jun11Boy, 7-years-old
Good general condition; delayed physical and neuro-psychological development; moderate mental delay; congenital anomalies syndrome predominantly affecting the facial area; pectus excavatus-while walking he slightly shuffles and rotates his right foot

Lyndon has good overall gross motor skills development. He seeks help from an adult and constant interaction with the staff members. He has underdeveloped speech, but understands what adults say. He eats independently and tries to wash himself independently; takes his shoes on/off and undresses by himself.

UPDATE 2015:
Throws the ball with from below. He sits down and gets up from a swing. Fine motor skills are not well developed. He can hold the other children. Climbs up and down on the yard equipment. The child seeks help from adults andcontinuous contact with the staff. He prefers to play alone. Takes part in mobile and music games. Sings along with melody. Performs two-stage tasks. He understands when an adult is speaking. Indicates known images withoutnaming them. He makes sounds. The child has a poor passive vocabulary. He can scribble on a sheet of paper. Likes to examine books. He puts together two cubes of different color. Not able to play a role.  He eats alone and is trying to wash himself alone. He takes off his clothes and shoes by himself. On a verbal signal he puts his shoes on. He doesn’t regulate his physiological needs.

Because we only have this child’s file for a short time, he will not be able to receive donations until a family is found for him.

Ellis

ellis130729223506Boy, born 2013
Spina bifida

Please look past all the pink, this adorable baby is a BOY! The picture is a year old; hoping to get an updated one soon.

Updated pics and info Jan 2015:
He is a very nice boy. He is trying to stand on his feet and moves around in walkers. He is very smart. He desperately needs a family to help him blossom. He has very good potential.

$198.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Dewey

40804202213 DeweyBoy, born 2012

Hydrocephaly, congenital heart defect (operated)

 

 

 

 

$1,082.70 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Judith

40730094950Girl, born 2012
CP, dual hemiplegia
Judith cannot walk or sit independently. But she shows interest in toys and reacts to speech addressed to her.

 

$5.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Griffin

Griffin (2)40730094845Boy, born 2011
CP, mental delay

 

Griffin can walk with help, understands simple instructions, can say separate words.

Griffin (1)

 

$18.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Kjellsen

Kjellsen (2)Boy, born in 2009
P-OD
VIH/HIV positive with TARGA treatment

Currently asymptomatic and hemodynamically stable with good adherence to TARGA. Onychomycosis being treated

“Normal” social coefficient; Possess adequate attention and concentration. Lack of development of fine motor coordination for his age with adequate potential to learn

Language expression lacks of development (he won’t tell experiences but if asked, he will sing a song)

Responds with a smile to presented stimuli and receptive to affection. His appetite and sleep habits are good. Last year he attended an educative center with good progress. Social abilities being developed.

Kjellsen is currently available for adoption and waiting for his forever family! The central authority in the children’s country of origin are the legal custodians and guardians of the children and Open Door has been given the privilege to assist in finding permanent homes for these children. Agency has additional photos and videos and will be happy to share them with an interested family.

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

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

Elsbeth

40720103944 ElsbethGirl, born 2000

Down syndrome, mental delays

 

Such a lovely young lady — she’s been waiting so long for a family of her own.

 

$1,639.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Celeste

Celeste (1)Girl, born 05/2007
P-OD
Premature child (6 months of gestation), spastic cerebral palsy with motor difficulties on her right side. Limited Language

Report May 2012:
Intellectual: Low level due to spastic cerebral palsy.

Psychomotor: Due to fine and gross motor deficiencies child has more strength on her left side to manipulate objects like a pencil and to throw the ball.

Affective Emotional: Easily expresses affection to others wants to be the center of attention in different ways to receive love and attention. Low tolerance to frustration.

She is a cheerful child who is slowly progressing in her development that can be improved with individualized attention.

$9.90 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Mathis

mathis40710130119 Mathis (1)Boy, born 2013
Multiple congenital arthrogryposis, internal hydrocephalus, open oval window

updated pics Jan 2015 and medical info:
Multiple congenital arthrogryposis, thymic hypoplasia, hypoplasia of abdominal wall muscles, crossed eyes, additional chord in the heart.

He had surgery. He is developing well. Smart boy. Needs out asap.

$207.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Eriq

Eriq 2

Boy, born 2008
P-OD
HIV Positive/Perinatal Infection

 

Eriq’s health is stable and asymptomatic with favorable progress. Viral charge is undetectable and his lymphocytes CD4 are elevated. He has good adherence to TARGA treatment. His medical prognosis is favorable and he doesn’t have any other illness.

Eriq is a loving, helpful, and smiley child well adapted to his surroundings. He does independent activities according to his age. He is a participative and a cheerful child who likes to get the attention from adults, being able to show affection for people that he had known for a short time. He likes to kiss and being caressed. He is a playful and polite child with a manageable behavior.  He has a sister who was adopted in 2012.

His overall development is adequate for his age; however, it is important to strengthen his attention. He has adequate self-esteem for his age and he is emotionally stable. He has a tendency of emotional lability with low tolerance to frustration. This will be improved with the attention of loving and assertive parents that provide the affection and the education that he needs.

Because of his health condition it is important that he gets integrated to a family that has the personal sources, emphasizing the empathy, assertiveness, patience, tolerance and love. The family that adopts this boy must have sample knowledge of his background and his current health condition to understand his needs and provide the child the love and time that he requires and to be involved in his medical care.

Eriq is currently available for adoption and waiting for his forever family! The central authority in the children’s country of origin are the legal custodians and guardians of the children and Open Door has been given the privilege to assist in finding permanent homes for these children. Agency has photos and videos and will be happy to share them with an interested family.

$22.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Delphine

DelphineGirl, 3 y.o. (DOB 2010)
P-OD
HIV+

Delphine is a cheerful, playful and loving girl with a psychological age of a 1 yr and 9 month old child, which is below her chronological age.  Because of this, the child requires more attention in different areas such as communication, socialization, occupation, self control, etc to achieve an adequate comprehensive development. Her language is poor for her age.

Delphine is a little girl with a HIV diagnosis that needs much attention and care. It is important that she gets integrated to a family that understands and accepts her health condition and that provides the socio-affective support that she requires to achieve the comprehensive development of her abilities and social adequacy.

The future parents must be able to create a stable and deep emotional bond; they must be expressive in their affection, with a great amount of physical energy and dynamic interaction but flexible and tolerant to facilitate her adaptation.

It is important to continue with the necessary early stimulation in all areas of personal development at the child’s pace to achieve her full potential.  She must receive early stimulation and Language Therapy permanently.

 

Delphine is currently available for adoption and waiting for her  forever family! The central authority in the children’s country of origin are the legal custodians and guardians of the children and Open Door has been given the privilege to assist in finding permanent homes for these children.  Agency has photos and videos and we will be happy to share them with an interested family.

$10.80 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Fitz #471

Fitz update (3)Fitz6-year-old boy  (pic in yellow from 2009)

update from March 2014:

He has been diagnosed with chromosomopathy –chromosome 4 short-arm deletion (Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome); congenital eye anomaly – complete blindness of the right eye and partial blindness of the left eye; microcephalus; epilepsy treated with two anti-convulsion medications. Following the therapy, he has not had any seizures.

He is a bedridden child who turns his body sideways and crosses his legs. His legs do not support his body. He keeps his head upright when lifted from his bed. He cannot see, he does not follow objects with his eyes or look closely at them. He does not hold a toy that has been handed to him but he grabs hold of the bars of his crib.

This boy becomes still and smiles slightly when someone caresses his cheeks or speaks to him, in which case he listens intently, reacts to the sounds and trembles. He is calm and quiet in his time awake.

Update from June 2014. The boy is currently 6 years old. Despite his age, his development is greatly delayed in relation with his medical condition and diagnoses. He spends his time lying in a crib, in a room with two other bedridden children in very severe condition and one caregiver. He is currently placed in a hospital (part of the orphanage got transferred to a hospital and all their children who could benefit from constant medical attention are now placed there). He continues taking the two medications mentioned in his medical records for epilepsy. While there is some hope that some of the vision in his left eye might be preserved, according to the temporary substitute for the orphanage director, his hearing might be impaired as a result of neuritis.

He is still fed with a feeding tube and seems to accept food well as he has gained weight compared to the older photo of him and looks much heavier now. According to the orphanage, he gets some rehabilitation (a massage and respiratory gymnastics) every day from Monday to Friday.

He can now maintain a sitting position and the caregiver places him in a sitting position in his crib.

 

Alaric #25-15

AlaricBoy, born 2009
Down syndrome

Alaric has delays in psycho-motor development. Senses(sight, hearing) are preserved. Alaric can not walk alone, he bears a short distance, leaning on solid objects. He makes steps forward with the support from an adult. He can sit stable. He gets up holding something for support. Alaric reaches for toys and holds them. Tries to play with them for a while. Trying to separate the index finger from the other fingers when playing simple games. Sways to the rhythm of familiar children’s songs. Listens to speech. Pronounces separate syllables, but not meaningful words. Alaric can distinguish familiar from unfamiliar people. He reacts with joy to contact and quickly involves in the proposed game. He prefers communicating with an adult than playing with other children or handling toys. In an emotional aspect the child is calm, with a serene, cheerful mood. With regard to his physiological needs – feeding, dressing and undressing, hygiene, the child is dependent on adults.

$544.30 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Cullen #12-4

Cullen Apr 2014 (1) Cullen-Bulgaria DOB: 2001
Down syndrome

Cullen Apr 2014 (2)

 

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.

 

$5,221.80 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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


Marsha #4-62

MarshaMarshaAge: 5
Diagnosis: polymalformative syndrome, chromosomopathy and developmental delays. Right-sided neuritis of the acoustic nerves. Right-sided microthia.

 

Marsha’s birth mother was just 16 years old when Marsha was born and raised her for 3 years. After several hospital stays, Marsha was placed in the orphanage. She has delays in all aspects of her development, but has been making steady progress since entering the orphanage.

Update 2015:
Marsha walks independently. She overcomes medium-sized obstacles, climbs up and down the furniture, and goes up and down stairs, leading by hands. She claps with hands, laughs aloud at tease, and smiles to beloved people from the staff that has sympathies to, goes to them and looks for their attention, touches them, turns her head, makes a chain of syllables. Her games are stereotypical. She comforts herself by rocking and rubbing her head against the wall. Marsha eats slowly and with appetite. She is not picky for food.

Marsha does not speak. She does not follow verbal instructions. She shows willingness to communicate despite her limited language skills and gradually observes tendency towards activity and initiative in nonverbal communication.

Gradually, with the help of adults Marsha is trying to master skills. She likes when special attention is paid to her. Her attention remains unstable, quickly distracted. Her emotions are not always adequate to the situation. She is interested in her mirror image. She cannot recognize herself in the mirror. Her self-control is related to the development of sense-motor schemes and abilities to be used their effects impacting on the objects. She does not regulate her physiological needs.

Clarice

CLarice

Clarice 2014 2 Girl, born July 1999
Down syndrome

 

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

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

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

 

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

$15,385.80 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Veronica

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAGirl, born 2000
Mild Cerebral palsy, can walk very well.

 

Veronica is a lovely young lady.  She is able to walk, stand on her own.

 

$61.55 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Clarence

40406184152 Clarence (2)Boy, born August 2013
Spastic tetraparesis, local symptomatic epilepsy with seizures, congenital heart defect: hypoplasia of aortic arch, open oval window; optic nerve atrophy, inquinal hernia and umbilical hernia, lower extremities contracture

 

Oh sweet baby boy … he needs a family’s love and care.

 

$158.20 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Carter

Carter 201430417114557 CarterBoy, born Nov 2011
Cerebral palsy, double hemiplegia G 80.0.

 

What a little sweetheart!  Don’t you just want to scoop him up!

$227.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Clara #29-12

ClaraAge: 2
Diagnosis: Microcephalus; Infantile cerebral palsy; Severe delay in development

 

She pronounces sounds. She sits with help and in a positioning therapeutic chair. She can keep her head up when put on her stomach. She eats with good appetite but has unsatisfactory weight gain. She is calm when asleep and awake. Clara has recently started keeping her head up for longer periods of time. She can turn only from back to stomach. She sits only with support. She pronounces accidental sounds. She follows with a look moving objects for a short time and doesn’t reach out to them. She holds a toy put in her hand but doesn’t bring it up to her eyes or manipulate with it.She reacts positively to physical touch and when someone talks to her. She smiles and vocalizes in response.

Because we only have this child’s file for a short time, he will not be able to receive donations until a family is found for him.

Oskar

40428232901 (4)Boy, born late 2011
congenital absense of ear, canal, hand/finger, fused fingers, cleft palate, congenital malformation of cardiac septa

 

Oskar has had surgery for his cleft palate.

Additional pictures available.

$925.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Toby

40502225853 Toby (1)Boy, born early 2005
Celiac disease

 
From a family who met him in December 2014:
Toby is the cutest little kid, a very serious and focused child with a great smile. He was in the orphanage’s St. Nicholas Day celebration. He didn’t have a role himself, but he was responsible for pushing the wheelchair of one of the children who was doing a lot of singing and dancing from her wheelchair. He gently spun her around in circles at times to coordinate with her dancing. Super cute, super sweet. He took his part in the celebration very seriously, and we could tell he was completely concentrated on getting everything just right. He had on the most adorable little suit and tie — made me want to scoop him up!

$1,305.90 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Tiya #11-45

TiyaAge: 8

Diagnosis: Massive destruction of the brain matter, sub-cortical cysts, cortical atrophy; Infantile cerebral palsy – spastic quadric paresis; Symptomatic epilepsy; Hypotrophy; Premature puberty

This little girl has significant delays in all aspects of her development. She will turn her eyes and head in reaction to someone speaking to her. She stops crying if someone calls her name. She follows objects with her eyes.

 

$94.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Gracie and George #

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Girl, born in 2007.  She has a delay in neuro-psychical development and epileptic seizures.

She is very sweet and charming girl, with very big eyes and eyelashes. She is hyperactive child, who can not stay at one place long time. When you want to attract her attention and she is busy with doing something else, she does not pay any attention to you. When she feels uneasy and can not answer or does not want to answer some question, she starts asking her interlocutor questions. Her speech is not so clear and even some words are not understandable and is more like baby speech. She has speech problem and at the kindergarten she works with speech therapist.  She knows her age. She recognizes some of the basic colors but does not want to count.  She is very self-willed and makes the things that she wants to. She is more aggressive and hyperactive than her brother.

Boy, born in 2005.   He has a delay in neuro-psychical development and mental delay.

The boy is older than his sister but he has more delays than her. He is in second grade in the local school in the village where he lives. Unfortunately he still can not read, can not solve math problems. Before his placement in the foster family nobody cared for his knowledge and habits. Now he can count to 9 (after 9 he says 11 ). He is a child who needs a lot of work in order to master more habits and knowledge because he has some potential.

These children used to live in their bio family but they were not well taken care of. They have delays but with more professional work and individual activities, these children can have better progress. They are adorable children who really need patience, love and care. They know the life in foster families but are separated because the opinion of the social workers is that none of their foster families could manage these two children if they are placed together – because they are not so obedient.

Because we only have their files for a short time, they will not be able to receive donations until a family is found for them.

Dirk

Digital imageBoy, born February 2003
Arthrosis

This photo is old (2009)

 

$890.70 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Aura Lee

40404202845 Aura LeeGirl, born July 2009
Microcephaly, spastic tetraparesis

 

Oh, isn’t she lovely?

Aura Lee is doing very well.  She knows her nannies, smiles at familiar adults.  She can sit down and stand up with help.  She does not have mental delays.

Aura Lee has features consistent with FAS (fetal alcohol syndrome).  This is not a diagnosis, but a cautionary disclosure.

Aura has developing speech — she can make separate sounds, and will repeat after an adult.

$274.61 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Easton

40402210550 (2)Boy, born July 2006

Multiple congenital malformations, condition similar to CP.

 

Nevermind the pink — Easton is a boy!

Easton smiles, reacts to familiar adults, toys.  Look at that gorgeous smile — are those dimples?

From a family who met him in March 2014:

Easton is an incredibly cheerful little boy. The nannies told us that he is smart and talks with them, though we were also told that he is delayed. In fairness, Easton spends almost all of his time in a crib. He would either be sitting or laying when we saw him.

Easton always seemed to be very aware of what was happening around him. One day when a nanny was getting our son ready for his visit, we did a little dance behind her and Easton laughed. He would often smile brighter when we would wave at him across the room while picking up our son on our visits. I believe Easton would flourish in his own family.

 

$145.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Boyd

40402205812Boy, born December 2012
Congenital pathology of the central nervous system, internal hydrocephalus

 

This tiny little guy needs a mama’s love!

 

$27.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Vann

40402205041 VannBoy, born October 2013
After-effects of birth trauma – brain affection; open arterial duct (does not need surgery).

 

Such a sweet, squishy little guy!  His head is completely flat on the back.

 

$4.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Tessa (Lora)

Guardian AngelGirl, born August 2008

 

We were recently informed LORA is actually Tessa!

 

What a little doll Tessa is!  She really needs a family — she has a whole host of medical issues.

Mental delay, rickets, strabismus (crossed eyes), epilepsy, and a speech delay. She does not talk at all.  She prefers to be alone.  Some of her behaviors remind autism but she was not diagnosed with it.  Her epilepsy is well controlled by medications.  It has been suggested that Tessa may have Angelman Syndrome, but this is not confirmed.

She is able to stand and walk independently. She does not have a diagnosis of CP but she walks unsteadily.   She was previously diagnosed with microcephaly.

She deserves a loving family and a chance to reach her potential, not to be hidden away in a mental institution.

$414.21 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Ginny #458

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAGirl, 10 years old
Ginny has been diagnosed with mental delay with hyperkinetic manifestations; microcephalus; delayed physical development in terms of weight.

She walks and eats independently; throws and catches a ball; holds a pencil properly; listens to and reproduces parts of children’s songs; follows simple verbal instructions; helps with performing simple everyday activities; sociable; uses words purposefully so as to express her wishes and assumptions.

George and Martha

40331220722 (3)Boy, born May 2010
Delay of psychological and speech development, used to have heart defect (oval window that closed), hemangioma, chest deformation.

George can fulfill simple instructions, does not walk very well, has been in the orphanage for 1.5 years.

 

Girl, born August 200440331221003 (2)
Severe mental delays

Martha does not react to her name, does not know colors, does not play with toys.  can feed herself, but is not adequate. She would eat banana with skin and candy with cover. She is not potty trained. Her speech is almost not developed.

 

There is a history of prior neglect; George has better development because he lived in the family less time than Martha, before they were removed.

$67.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Rogan

RoganRogan2014Boy, born May 2013

40331223243 Rogan

Down syndrome, Cleft lip / cleft palate, rickets, additional chord of the left heart ventricle, carrier of Hep. C antibodies

UPDATE NOV 2014:  Hep C blood test is negative

 

So glad to have a new pic, isn’t he darling!?  What a sweetheart!

$1,477.18 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Illiana #10-2

IllianaAge: 14457_photo_2007_crop Diagnosis: Down syndrome

 

Illiana has been living in a mental institution for most of her life. She walks, eats and dresses independently; is very sociable; enjoys getting personal attention; recognizes her own as well as other people’s emotions – demonstrates attachment, joy and anxiety; indicates when she needs to go to the toilet; freely initiates interactions with the staff, other children and unfamiliar people; behaves well; understands other people’s speech; pronounces some words by imitation; selective attitude and preferences in her communication with other children and the staff; uses mimics to show her emotions and attitude.

Illianna has waited a long time for a family and she has very little time left to find one!

$2,678.80 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Hester

40316105637 (1)40316105637 (2)Guardian AngelGirl, born July 2011
Disorder of the brain, congenital deformity of the hip, bilateral hearing loss, exotropia

 

Hester is darling!  She can hear.

 

$823.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Drew

40309115511 Drew-00140309115511 DrewBoy, born January 2007
CP spastic dyplegia with severe movement disorders, partial atrophy of right eye optic disc, amblyopia of the right eye, cognitive deficiency

 

 

$4.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Stephen

Stephen30421111111 (3)Guardian AngelBoy, born June 2006
Minimal brain dysfunction, pyramid insufficiency, secondary cardiomyopathy, anomalous chord of the left heart ventricle, hypermobility of hip joints, concomitant alternating convergent squint.

 

From a family who met him in late 2013:
Stephen was in Riley’s groupa.  We saw him a lot during our 7 weeks of visits.  He stood out because he’s 7 yo and taller than the other kids in his groupa of mostly 4-5 yo’s.  He is a SWEET, sweet boy.  He has a great smile with dimples.    He’s not overly active (not hyper).  Very obedient/cooperative and follows instructions and the flow of the groupa well.  An easy going kiddo.  He doesn’t seem to have very significant needs.  He functions very “typically”, maybe just mild delays.  One thing I’ll never forget about Stephen…  one time when we were invited to watch a performance the kids were putting on, we were one of the only people in the audience.  He stood there, singing and doing the body motions to the production just as well as could be.  He kept looking right at my husband and I like he was performing just for us.  He just seemed to love having someone be there for him and encourage him, and nod and smile and let him know he was doing a good job.  He was working so hard to do his best and he did so well!  It was sweet and sad all at the same time….knowing we weren’t his mama and papa and he didn’t have anyone there to give him that recognition forever, that he so appreciated.  He would make such a delightful son!  We would have brought him home too but were only homestudy approved for one boy.   He’s in a good orphanage that provides good care and services.  But who knows where he’ll be transferred to when they no longer have space for him (he’s already over age.)  I have pictures and video of him.  Such a kind, happy little boy….he needs a family!!!

Large families welcome; married couples only.

$1,192.84 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Haines

40225194207 Haines (1)Boy, born October 2002
Mental delay

 

 

 

 

$13.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Finley

40225200307 (2)40225200307 (1)Boy, born September 2013
Open oval window, open arterial duct Q 25.0, retinopathy, severe delay of psychological and motor development.

 

Sweet baby Finley will likely need some genetic testing for further diagnosing when he gets home.

 

$10.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Brad

40225185351 Brad (1)40225185351 Brad (4)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.

 

$18.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Calder

40223154407 CalderBoy, born August 1999
Emotional disorders

 

 

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

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Gage

40224204453  GageBoy, born May 2004 (old picture)
Visual impairment, slight mental delay without behavioral disorders

 

$14.40 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Hector

40222115638Boy, born October 2011
Cerebral palsy, spastic tetraplegia, optic nerves atrophy

 

$5.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Eben

40212230604 (2)Boy, born January 2000
Secondary cardiomyopathy

 

Eben is a communicative, friendly boy.  He studies well at school, and is interested in computer sciences.

$5.40 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Maia

Maia updateDigital imageGirl, born May 2008
congential defects of development

 

From a family who met her in January 2014:

Maia is a sweet little girl.  She was able to follow orders and do everything that her teacher asked her to do.  She doesn’t speak but giggled a lot and made some noises.  Her doctor said that while she was unsure if Maia would speak, she felt the prognosis was good.  Her eyes are crossed. Vision and hearing are otherwise fine.  Maia has mental delays and would benefit from focused attention and education.  Maia is lively and active and ready for a family who is ready to play!

$265.62 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Nelson

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40205110503 (2)Boy, born October 2000
Hypotheriosis

 

Nelson is a quiet boy.  He is fond of mathematics and computer science.

 

$4.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Edison

40205120958Boy, born February 2000
Secondary cardiomyopathy

 

Edison is a fun loving boy, very active, likes sports, is fond of soccer, average student.

 

$4.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Annie #40-4

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAnnieDOB: December 2005

Diagnosis: delays in development -report indicates that due to delayed speech, Autism was initially suspected. However, no formal testing has been done and the child’s development is continuing to improve.

Annie is 8 years old. Her motor skills are well developed. She walks, runs, catches & throws a ball, climbs, hops on one foot and participates in musical games that require movement. Her fine motor skills are developing as well. She can open/close scissors and is learning to cut with them. She draws on paper, though she is not yet writing letters. She plays with play dough and builds a tower of 12 blocks. She is in the 1st grade and attending school outside the orphanage. She follows verbal directions and responds to her name. She tries to imitate words said by adults. She currently expresses herself non verbally. She is very protective of her possessions. She doesn’t often initiate play with the other children, but she will play close to them. She will join in organized group activities for short periods of time and is very emotionally responsive to familiar adults. She needs extra time to complete tasks and has a short attention span. She stops inappropriate behaviors when redirected by an adult. She feeds and dresses herself. Since she is non verbal, she does not yet indicate that she needs to go to the bathroom on her own, so she is taken on a schedule and is completely toilet trained using this method.
Update March 2014:
She was recently transferred to a mental institution.

The child has moderate mental delay and her neuropsychological development is delayed mostly with regards to her speech. However, as you will see in the videos, the girl is repeating words after an adult and trying to pronounce them as the adult does. She knows and shows all her body parts, she knows how to write the first letter of her name. She also tries to write her full name but still has some difficulties as she is changing the order of the letters. The girl understands everything she is told by adults. She follows instructions and does errands. She is very musical. In the videos you will see her perform dance movements when asked by an adult.

It is obvious that this is a lovely, affectionate child, who seeks adults’ attention, caress and closeness. She is willing to learn new things and I believe that with a constant family environment, providing her with comfort, encouragement, love and attention and with regular individual sessions with a speech therapist, this child could achieve much more progress in her development.
Additional photos & videos are available.

$1,001.81 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Rory

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABoy, born June 2011

Cerebral palsy dyskinetic (hyperkinetic) type

 

What a little love!  Another one who is so young and will greatly benefit from therapy and a family.  Someone scoop him up!

 

Rory has 4 older siblings; 2 of them are in the same region and available for adoption.  His available brothers were born in 2006 and 2003.

$1,149.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Trent

40124201017 (1)Boy, born December 2001
Both eyes optic nerves atrophy, symptomatic epilepsy, diffuse nontoxic goiter, chronic tonsillitis.

 

Trent has not had any epileptic seizures. He cannot see straight (in front of him) but he has averted vision.

Trent is quiet, modest, obedient; studies well. He has no mental delays.

 

$5.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Ricky

40122215054 Ricky (1)RickyBoy, born August 2000
Hyperkinetic syndrome, ptosis of the left eye, scoliosis, flat feet.

His mother was single and she passed away. He has no siblings.

Every time our facilitation team visits his orphanage, Ricky asks if anyone has inquired about him.  He very much wants a family of his own!!!

 

Ricky is already 14 and is running out of time to be chosen.  Please share him and help him find his “forever family”.

 

$700.78 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Brenda #1-9

Brenda 2014 (2)BrendaAge: 4
Diagnosis: microcephaly, mental delays

Brenda has delays in her development. She walks, runs, climbs stairs independently. She is able to thread larger rings, to pull circle out of the tray, to fill and empty box, to turn the pages of a book with thick covers, to arrange a tower of 2-10 cubes, arranges puzzles. She prefers to play by herself. Her speech is delayed, though she does respond to her name. She feeds herself with a spoon and drinks from a cup.

 

Because we only have this child’s file for a short time, she will not be able to receive donations until a family is found for her.

Sawyer and Finn

Brothers (3)Brothers (1)

Sawyer – older brother (wearing orange)
Boy, born January 2002
Farsightedness, astigmatism

 

 

Finn – younger brother
Boy, born March 2005
Congenital cleft palate, inguinal hernia, scrotocele, developmental delays

Brothers (4)

 

 

 

 

$509.90 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Rhonda #445

RhondaAGE: 11Rhonda update
Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus

Rhonda is VERY alert and aware. In 2012, her head measurement was 71cm. It has not grown since that time. She’s learning to push herself around in a wheelchair. She can control her head and hold it up, but still requires support to sit up. She loves being upright and gets upset when left laying for long periods of time. She sits in a positioning chair and loves it. She manipulate with objects-she puts cubes one on top of the other, puts wide rings on a fixed axis, she inlays 5 cubes with different sizes one into the other. She concentrates for longer time when doing something that is interesting for her. She likes listening to music and will share her toys with other children. She follows simple directions.

Because we only have this child’s file for a short time, she will not be able to receive donations until a family is found for her.

Hollace

40115180338 HollaceGuardian AngelBoy, born January 2011
Cerebral palsy – spastic diplegia; blindness of both eyes; hernia; valgus feet; cardiovascular system malformations

 

$114.30 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Mario #34

Mario (1)Boy, Age: 8
Diagnosis: Mild mental delays

 

Mario was transferred from an orphanage setting to a foster family home in 2012 and ever since then he is constantly progressing and compensating his delays. He enjoys walks in the park, visits at the zoo and loves to go to the swimming pool. He is an affectionate and kind-hearted boy who truly deserves to have a family of his own.

Additional photos available.

Because we only have this child’s file for a short time, he will not be able to receive donations until a family is found for him.

Mikah #11-43

O Mikah 2014_2
Boy, Age: 12
Diagnosis: hydrocephalus, cerebral palsy

Mikah lived the first 10 years of his life in an orphanage where his physical and emotional needs were severely neglected. Drastic improvements have been made to Mikah’s care in the past 3 years and he’s shown significant growth both physically and emotionally during that time. He is now receiving physical therapy, spending his days actively engaged with other children and adults and having all of his medical and nutritional needs met. He makes eye contact and actively interacts with adults and other children. He can sit up unassisted and will play will people who interact with him (mimics patty cake and other games). He’s gentle with younger children and often interacts with children as young as 3 years old. He likes to play with a ball and roll it back and forth to another person. He enjoys listening to children’s music. He responds to his name and will follow some simple directions.

Mikah

 

The agency representatives that visited him in the fall of 2014 reported that he was very happy and engaged during their visit. He was observed in a setting with children of various ages. The care givers reported that he is a gentle child who enjoys receiving attention. He actively engaged with the visitors, giving hugs and kisses, mimicking hand gestures and playing games. He is significantly delayed for his age. However, the improvements seen in the past couple of years indicate that he has great potential when he has access to appropriate care and attention.

The agency has photos and videos from November 2014

$441.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Vandy #3-11

Boy, Age: 6
Diagnosis: Poly-malformative syndrome – facial dysmorphism, microretrognathia, underdeveloped and deformed right ear with mildly narrowed ear canal; Congenital cardiac malformation – almost closed perimembranous inter-chamber defect with mild left-right shunt; Kidney anomaly – ectopic right kidney; Atopic dermatitis; Lagging behind in the neuro-psychical development.

We have several photos and video clips of him. A current update on his development is coming soon.

Additional photos are available.
Because we only have this child’s file for a short time, he will not be able to receive donations until a family is found for him.

Kristopher #4-5

DOB: 2010
Diagnosis: congenital cataract of both eyes and congenital glaucoma
Cytomegaloviral Infection that was passed to him from his birth mother

 

Kristopher is 1 year old. He’s had 2 eye surgeries already and needs surgery for both cataracts. He’s been seen by an opthamologist 10 times since arriving at the orphanage when he was 4 months old.

 

He is just beginning to learn to crawl. He has good head control and attempts to pull himself up. He is making combinations of sounds. He picks up toys and moves them closer to him.  He enjoys interactions with caregivers and smiles when they come close to him.   He expresses his pleasure by babbling to get their attention and then cheering when they respond. He laughs loudly and plays with toys with initiative. He is beginning to interact with other children.  He is receiving physical therapy, speech therapy and basic instruction to foster his social development.

 

UPDATE (April 2012):  

Kristopher is doing very well. In the new videos of him, he is tracking objects, playing with toys and saying “mama”!
He does have cataracts and would benefit from lens replacement surgery. The orphanage is currently seeking funds to have this done ASAP so that his development is not hindered by his vision problems. He is still very young and a family starting the process now could have him home before his 3rd birthday.

 

UPDATE Jan 2014:
Kristopher currently lives in a family style group home with several other children. He’s receiving therapy daily. Updates on his development are coming soon.

Because we only have this child’s file for a short time, he will not be able to receive donations until a family is found for him.

 

Phil #435

Phil 435This 13-year-old boy has hemophilia A and bronchial asthma. His psychological development is age-correspondent. He is an inquisitive boy with a specific interest in music. He is emotionally stable and independent in his everyday life.

Updated photos and information are coming shortly.

 

 

Because we only have this child’s file for a short time, he will not be able to receive donations until a family is found for him.

Molly and Marcey #

Molly MarceyAge: 10
Diagnosis: Cerebral Palsy- quadriplegic

The girls were raised by their birth family until they were 3 years old. They both have CP that effects all 4 limbs. Both girls recently had tendon release surgery to extend range of motion in their knees. Both girls suffer from muscle spasms common in children with CP, which impacts their motor skills.

Both girls can independently roll over and sit in a supported seat controlling their head and upper body with proper supports for their legs. Both girls will engage and interact with other children and caregivers by following movement with their eyes/head, reacting with laughter or spontaneous sounds and reaching for toys. Both girls have good hand/eye coordination and can reach for and grasp a toy/object and move it to their mouth. The girls are placed in adaptive chairs in the main group area so that they can observe and interact with other children, which they enjoy. The recommendation for their future care includes physical therapy to address joint contractures and prevent future ones, medication/treatment options to address muscle spasms, speech therapy and exposure to other peer models.

 

Because we only have these children’s file for a short time, they will not be able to receive donations until a family is found for them.

Lexi #4010

LexiOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAge: 6
Diagnosis: Ataxic cerebral palsy

Significant features of FAS

Lexi is delayed in all aspects of her development, but continues to make improvements. She can feed herself with a spoon and get herself undressed. She is time trained with toileting and “rarely uses her diaper”. She can walk while holding on to the hand of an adult and has started taking a few steps independently. She crawls and is able to go up the stairs while holding on to the support rail. She continues to make improvements with motor skills. She plays with toys and her attention span continues to improve. She interacts with other children and will sit next to them and play. She is not aggressive, but if another child takes her toy, she will take it back. She gets very excited when she sees a known adult. She is attending school.

The agency also has video available for interested families.

Because we only have this child’s file for a short time, she will not be able to receive donations until a family is found for her.

Ambrose

31209220253 Ambrose (1)Boy, born April 2001
Down syndrome, no heart defect noted, mental delays

 

 

$1,563.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Brayden

Brayden eating31209224312 (3)Boy, born September 2004
Mental delays; he does not talk. He is very active.

 

From someone who met him in 2013:
Brayden looks to be about 4 years old, not 9. He’s a very energetic and happy little boy. He would always run up to the missionaries. He is in the same groupa as Collier. He loved it when we went outside, and when the older boys swung him around. He also loved swinging on the bench swing and on one of the bouncy cars. He has some speech sounds, but it is very difficult to understand. Brayden is also very caring, and has the most infectious smile. I believe he would be a very good fit in a family.

Update March 2014:
He is a very enthusiastic and high energy little guy with obvious microcephaly. He spoke, but very minimally, and makes a lot of other noises- squeals and such. he is very assertive, especially when it comes to getting something he wants (like candy and fruit!) and seems to have poor proprioceptive input, and is unaware of how frequently he bounces into people and things lol (very common with FAS, and typically addressed through an improved sensory diet and occupational therapy, for more info, read about the Out of Sync Child). He seems like a sweet little boy.

$9.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Melanie

31126202802Guardian AngelGirl, born June 2000
HIV+

 

Sweet girl doesn’t have a great picture, but you can still  see how lovely she looks.   She seems so serious – would love to see her smiling, with her new family!

 

$54.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Emery

31112181246 EmeryBoy, born July 2007

Convergent squint (operated), slight mental delay, fetal alcohol syndrome, epileptic reaction (affective-respiratory seizures), nanism of somatogenic genesis

 

$683.10 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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