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Tina #417

IMG_0201SAMSUNGDOB: 2009
Diagnosis: Rubinstein-Taybi syndrome

Tina has been diagnosed with Rubinstein-Taybi syndrome, which is characterized by short stature, learning difficulties and distinct facial features. She was born with a heart condition that was surgically repaired. She can roll over and support herself up on her hands. All 4 of her limbs appear to have weak muscle tone, which could be a result of spending prolonged amounts of time in her crib. She will hold a toy in her hand and watch it. She makes eye contact with caregivers and eats from a spoon.

Additional photos of Tina are available.

Update from a family who met her in Nov 2013:
We visited her first during our November visit to Bulgaria. She is absolutely beautiful. She is very sweet and was happy to be held. She clearly has likes and dislikes and is able to make that clear. We spent a lot of time walking with her when she got restless from laying or sitting for too long. I was able to feed her one afternoon. She has some feeding issues and needs to eat pureed or soft foods. She enjoys eating and showed, by her eagerness, which foods were her favorite. She did not show any signs of recognizing her caregivers and showing any varying emotion for different people. We were told that she has not connected to any of her caregivers or show recognition of them. We had an evaluation done on her medical file by our local International Adoption Center. They told us that given what is reported in her MRI that she has fluid where she should have brain matter so her functioning level will likely not make major gains. I can’t say enough how lovely she is and sweet. She showed preference for toys and loves to put things in her mouth! We very much enjoyed our time with her.

 

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.

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

 

$105.30 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!

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

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.

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.

 

Dorothy #

DorothyGirl, born June 2010
Epilepsy, Cerebral Palsy, Recurrent urinary tract infections, Hypotrophy second degree, Delay in the neuropsychological development

The child’s neuropsychological development is delayed – both motor skills and speech. She is currently on a gluten-free diet. She is walking independently, and she tries to run. She is not yet speaking. Dorothy is described as passive; she has difficulties in adapting. She rarely initiates interactions with children, and is not aggressive. She responds to emotional stimuli by means of richer facial expressions compared to any previous periods. She has a “Baba” who visits her for two hours a day, and she knows her and is happy to see her.

Additional information is available from the agency.

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.

Angie #443

Angie 443 (1)OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAGirl, Age: 6
Diagnosis: Delayed mental development

She has well developed gross motor skills. Her fine motor skills are slightly delayed. She uses 30-40 words purposefully and can repeat words after an adult says them. She communicates using short sentences. She follows 2 step commands and expresses satisfaction once she’s completed an assigned task. She dresses/undresses herself and enjoys selecting her own clothes and shoes to wear. She loves listening to music and participating in musical games. She cleans up her toys when she’s done playing.

 

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.

Beau #442

Beau 442

Beau is nearly 12 years old. He has Hydrocephalus after shunt installation and mild mental delay. According to the latest check-up, the shunt is functioning very well.

The boy is joyful, playful and active. He is outgoing and enjoys interacting with other children. He is not aggressive or confrontational. The boy is adaptive and is well-settled in his environment. According to the staff in the institution he likes drawing, listening to music, training aikido and cricket, adapted for children.

 

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.

Tera #26-5

Tera_June 2013Age: 12
Diagnosis: dysplasia of right pelvic joint – condition after surgery. 50 % degree of disability without others’ help, was determined

Tera is 12 years old. She just completed 5th grade and is doing very well in all aspects of her development. She has age appropriate gross motor skills. She sings, recites rhymes and says her favorite subjects are math, drawing (crafts) and physical exercise. She can read and write well.

Additional photos and videos from June 2013 are 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

 

 

$1,099.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $90.00 from Angel Tree donations!

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!

Harley

Harley-2014Girl, born Jun 2000

Down syndrome

 

From one of our adoptive families who met her in August 2014:  ” Harley was so sweet and gentle.   She reached for my hands several times and is very aware of her surroundings. She is walking and just a gentle little love. However, she knows how to express her dislikes as well.   One of the other children was crowding her and she did not like it so she let her know in no uncertain terms that she was not pleased.  She really is a doll!”


From someone who met her in 2013:

It is so difficult to believe we celebrated Harley’s 13th birthday when we visited the orphanage. She’s so very tiny and still very much a baby. She is very loving and sweet. She clings to you when you hold her and always smiles when you bounce her up and down and tickle you. She doesn’t walk or talk, and is very limited. Harley is capable of walking with assistance and can take a few steps on her own if you push her hard enough! She can babble a little bit.

Harley walking

Update March 2014:
This little girl has spunk! She is now walking while holding hands with the nanny, and has opinions of her own about exactly who she will walk with and when she will do it. She may look like a 5 year old in size, but she has a ton of personality and independence! She seemed quite obedient, as they asked her to sit in her bed for a bit while they got her things together.

She doesn’t speak that I heard, but is very observant and watched everything that was going on. Her receptive language skills seem much better than her expressive ones, since she nodded and complied with everything they asked, even though she had just woken up and seemed a bit bleary eyed. The staff said she has a very good attention span. She is very cute – so tiny for her age- she looks just like a kindergartner, not a 14 year old.

$7,961.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $427.00 from Angel Tree donations!

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

 

$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!

 

 

Eloise

EloiseGuardian AngelGirl, born August 2004
HIV+

 

 

 

$549.90 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!

Jamison #470

JamisonBoy, born 2005
Moderate mental delays, speech delays

 

Jamison could benefit from additional therapies. He does not establish verbal contact.  He pronounces unintelligible sounds and reacts when his name is called. He communicates with few children but initiates interaction with adults. He has good play skills, and he has good basic hygiene.

 

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.

Mindie #444

Girl, born 2006photo 2013 (2)
Moderate hydrocephaly; spina bifida (post op); Bilateral club foot

 

Mindie is sitting up independently, but not yet walking.   She has been diagnosed with Prematurity, moderate internal hydrocephaly, Spina bifida /the defect has been closed through a plastic surgery/, paraplegia inferior, pes equinovarus bilateralis. According to the staff at her orphanage it’s more likely that her hydrocephaly is a stationed one which is probably the reason why she has not had a shunt surgery.

The agency has additional information available for inquiring families.  Photo from 2013.

 

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.

Gabby #HA

Gabby_smGirl, born 2009

microcephaly; cerebral palsy – spastic quadriparesis; Congenital heart malformation, severe developmental delays

 

Sweet Gabby has some significant needs.  Gabby was at one time declared unfit for travel by medical professionals. A family would need to be prepared for that possibility.

The agency has additional information and videos available for inquiring families.

From a family who has met her:   I have met this child and reviewed all of her medical records. I’ve spoken at length to the director (who is a doctor) about her needs. I have touched her and spoken to her and prayed over her. I’ve written an accurate description of her here, if you’d like to accurately reflect her needs. She is completely unresponsive to touch and voices.  It sounds cruel, but the reality is that all she does is breathe. She did not move the entire time I was in the room. There was no reaction at all to my touch. Her eyes fluttered, but I honestly think it was involuntary eye movement. I am not a doctor and I would LOVE to be wrong.  But US doctors have looked at her brain scans and said that she does not have a brain”.

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.

Serene #427

SereneGirl, age 12
Epilepsy

 

Serene has been diagnosed with epilepsy in 2013. She is sociable and has established habits. She loves going to school – she attends a mainstream school and demonstrates specific interest in Maths.

The agency has videos available; she introduces herself, tells where she lives and studies; that she likes watching movies and traveling; write; answers positively when asked if she would like to be adopted and live with a family.

 

 

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.

Bonn

31030224641 BonnBoy, born October 2007
Moderate mental delay, convergent concomitant alternating strabismus

 

$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!

Jace #37

JaceBoy, Age: 7
Diagnosis: cognitive delays

Jace was placed in foster care at the age of 4. He was given a diagnosis of infantile Autism in 2011. That diagnosis has been questioned, based on Jace’s development and lack of indicators for Autism. He has been attending a day program for children with special needs for over 2 years and he continues to progress in all aspects of his development.

We will receive an updated report on his current development soon. Reports from 2012 indicate that at that time, his gross motor skills are not delayed. He walks, runs, climbs stairs independently, etc. He can feed himself, was beginning to toilet train & was mastering other self-help skills such as getting dressed/undressed without assistance. He interacts with other children and adults. He plays with toys. His expressive speech is delayed, but he does understand what is said to him.

There are several additional photos and videos of him from 2012. In the videos, he is playing with toys, making eye contact and responding (by following directions) when spoken to. New photos and videos will be available 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.

Ember #426 OD

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAGirl, 13 years old
Mild developmental delays

Ember was placed in an orphanage due to the parents’ neglect and there is some evidence of abuse in the family. The girl has overcome her past and is now progressing and developing her potential – enjoys going to school and demonstrates the skills she acquired at school with pleasure; she is emotionally stable and her dominant mood is positive. She is usually lively, cheerful and talkative. She communicates well with the children and is taking care of newly placed and younger children by protecting them and comforting them. She has started to more and more explicitly claim a leadership position in the group of children. She has extensive interests and enjoys taking part in creative activities.

The girl has a positive idea of a family and longs to have a family.

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.

Remo #16 OD

RemoBoy, 10 years old
moderate mental delay

Good physical development. He is sociable and tries taking part in dialogues with short, simple sentences, accompanied by gestures. He is curious and eager to learn. He is not aggressive to his peers. He eagerly participates in different games. The child seeks contact with adults. He has normal physical development for his age. He actively participates in different games.

He is a very lively, energetic, radiant and friendly boy who wins you over the moment you meet him. The child is well built and is always eager to learn new things. He is not shy, initiates contact easily and openly demonstrates his great desire to have his own mommy and daddy.

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.

Mary Ellen #23

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMary EllenAge: 2
Diagnosis: Arnold-Chiari syndrome; hydrocephalus (shunt installed); spina bifida aperta-surgically repaired; stabismus; frequent bladder infections that are being treated

UPDATE:  “She is turning two in February. She speaks her first words and loves any attention she can get. She had surgical correction of her spine and a shunt installed to reduce fluid on her brain.”  “Recently the shunt that keeps her from having too much fluid on her brain failed and she underwent surgery again. The sweet baby who sought contact is now avoiding eye contact. While her physical issues have been met her emotional needs are suffering.”

UPDATE 2014:

became clear that following the revision of her VP shunt at the end of 2013, there are some negative effects on her vision and possibly her hearing. She does not fixate her eyes or follow a moving object with her eyes anymore. Her condition as of now will have to be further clarified.

She is not speaking, does not tolerate even being touched without screaming, has ZERO reaction to sound and no indication that she has any vision (doesn’t track objects moving in front of her face or even blink). We only have a very short video clip of her that is current, but the little girl in the photo you have posted and the info at the top of her report is sadly no longer the same child that is available for adoption. I desperately want to see this little one find a family, but her needs should be very clearly listed upfront.

Photos and videos are available, along with detailed medical reports.

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.

Ariel #237 OD

ArielGirl, 12 years old
mild mental delay, clinically healthy.

 

Ariel has well developed fine and gross motor skills. She has age-appropriate speech development. She has very good abilities for adaptation. She is mild-tempered, friendly, sensitive, sociable and patient girl who likes completing tasks and being praised. She enjoys taking part in group activities, singing and dancing; According to the orphanage’s experts, the child marks positive development and has the capacity to develop her skills further when placed in a family environment.

 

 

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.

Kyra #421 OD

421_photo_2012 (1)This 7-year-old girl has the following special needs: cheilognathopalatoschisis (cleft lip, -maxilla, and -palate) – in a condition after 3 corrective surgeries; severe mental delay; congenital childhood cataract – in a condition after surgical correction of both eyes; secondary glaucoma of the left eye; II-degree hypotrophy; self-aggressive behaviors and other generalized developmental disorders.

She produces random syllables and walks when led by one hand. From the age of 4 to the age of 5, for certain periods of time she was included twice in the program “Granny’s grandchild” with two different “grannies”, after which their relationships were terminated. Following the separations, severe manifestations of negativism and self-aggression were unlocked.

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.

Clayton and Caleb

31009173432 update 31009112817 UpdateTwin boys, born August 2010

 

Clayton has Cerebral palsy.
Caleb has been diagnosed with Flail legs, superior spastic paraplegia, focal symptomatic epilepsy.

Please help us find them a family, where they can grow up together and reach their full potential!

From someone who met them in 2013:
(Brother 1)  He is in with a much younger groupa. He goes outside twice daily when it is nice, and this orphanage does physical therapy five times a week. He makes eye contact, but is in his own little world until you talk directly to him. He appears kind of zoned out, and then I said his name and stroked his cheek and his whole body came to life, just longing to be touched and tickled. He arched his back and smiled, but I wasn’t allowed to pick him up. He has grown too long for his stroller. I put a velcro wrist rattle on him and he purposefully moved his left arm to interact with it immediately. He is well nourished there, but he will really need a mama’s touch to help him grow. His teeth look like they are in great shape. He uses his arms, but I did not see him move his legs, though he was certainly wiggling from one side to the other and is a kid who would really like to be on the move! He is not in the same groupa as his brother. Kids are generally grouped by what they are eating, and his brother was in the groupa for kids doing formula and purees. I think he may be on only formula still. It was so hard to leave him behind!

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(Brother 2)  Several days later, I saw who I thought was the same child in a different stroller, but the nannies corrected me when I called him by his brothers name, slowly communicating that this was his twin brother. They look SO much alike! The first day I saw him, he was badly in need of a diaper change and I showed the nannies. He was laying flat on his back in the outdoor playpen, and when I came back to return my daughter to the groupa, he was still there an hour later, unchanged in diaper and position. The next day I saw him, though, one of the sweet nannies was playing music on her ipod, and he was laying close to her in a stroller. Although he didn’t interact with the music, he was very quick to respond to my voice. The second I stopped talking, he stopped smiling and zoned out again. But, he was so responsive to touch and baby talk!  He pushed his body around in the stroller with his legs AND arms, and had a lot of good neck strength. I wouldn’t be surprised at all if he is only being limited by the assumptions of his diagnosis. As we left our daughter’s groupa for the last time, we saw him being lovingly carried down to his physical therapy appointment. I think it was a sign of good things to come for these boys!

Neither boy is using meaningful speech, though both babble. Videos available. Wonderful region to adopt from, especially if one parent needs to stay alone for a time.

 

$7,687.30 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!

 

Krista

30930133635Girl, born November 2005
slight mental delay, flat feet, convergent squint, vision impairment

 

Krista will be available in Feb. 2014

 

$18.50 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!

Matty

30930134543Boy, born March 2005
Cerebral palsy, lower spastic paraparesis, delay of mental development of the child with organic lesion of the central nervous system, bilateral uranostaphyloschisis after plastic surgery, subatrophy of both eyes’ optic nerves, shortsightedness of both eyes, horizontal nystagmus, flat feet

 

 

$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!

 

 

Luca

LucaBoy, born 2005
Autism

 

Luca is all boy!  He adores mechanical devices and toys, with any action involved.  He can spend a long time concentrating, studying the secrets of mechanics.  Most of the time he plays alone as it isn’t easy for him to interact with others. When he gets tired of talking he goes to a corner and sits there for a long time. There are not many chances for him to be alone at the orphanage.

Luca prefers routines; it’s hard for him to deal with changes in his surroundings. The usual routine, having the same people around and things in usual places create for him an illusion of steadiness and reliability in his world. It calms him down and gives him some confidence. Unfortunately, soon Luca will have to drastically change his life. But, it would be better for him if he gets used to a foster home than to the institution.

Although he is a thin boy, he likes to eat. His mood changes like the weather on a spring day. He could be crying one moment and the next moment laughing. Classes are not always interesting to him but. He appreciates when some adults help him with his homework.

$68.00 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!

Raul

30728131752 2Boy, born November 2002Raul 2014
HIV

From a family who met him, May 2014:
Raul is a very engaging young man.  He is full of smiles and really likes learning English.  He has a few words and some sentences already his belt.  He will try to have a conversation with you and will repeat what you say in an effort to understand you.  He prefers to be in the presence of adults verse many of his peers.  He is very professional in a business-like manner when he speaks with you and how he dresses.  You will often find him in his school uniform.  He loves to carry around his green brief case with a frog on it.  He is ready to make a deal.  He is not one to be found playing sports or soccer on the field but engaging in conversation or helping the adult supervisors in the boarding school.  He is very well liked by the staff and helpful to them.  He loves swimming and just being near you.  He is very receptive to hugs and willing to give and take them.  He is one to grab your hand, hold it while you walk and it just makes his day!

$128.50 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!

 

Isis

30702000250Girl, born March 2003
Moderate mental delays; Microcephaly; Acquired deformity of chest and rib; Scoliosis

 

 

$27.00 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!

Luigina

30702001143Girl, born July 2003
Moderate mental delays; Acquired deformity of chest and rib; Epilepsy

 

$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!

Aislinn

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.

$662.99 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $31.50 from Angel Tree donations!

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!

Ulysses

Boy, born December 2009

Blind

Tetraparesis (which sounds like a degree of Cerebral palsy, or muscular weakness due to time in a crib)

ULYSSES HAS BEEN TRANSFERRED!  HIS NEED IS URGENT!   

 

Ulysses is blind; he won’t have much of a life in an institution, but he can THRIVE in a family!  Give this dear boy a chance at the world, help find his family.

He was born at 24 weeks.  He can’t speak but can understand everything.  Ulysses is unable to walk but is trying to stand up.  Will pull up to his knees.

 

Large families and older parents welcome.

$3,327.55 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!

Elijah

Elijah-2014Boy, born Feb 2006
Elijah Birth defect of central nervous system, hydrocephalus, mental delays, manifest deviation, cardipathy and protein-calorie deficiency

 

Elijah needs a family asap, because he needs constant care, and at the orphanage he doesn’t receive it. They fed him with wheat cream only and how he is feeling sick all the time, it’s hard to feed him, so that at orphanages he just remains hungry sometimes.

He can walk and likes music and playing with mobile phones.  He likes watching TV and doesn’t speak much.

Guardian AngelElijah really responds well to a male caregiver — he needs a Papa of his very own!
From a missionary who visited in August 2014:  ” A beautiful little boy. He is doing so much better, he loves to walk.  He needs someone to hold his hand as is too scared to walk alone just yet.  He still has some self harming behaviors and lets you know when he’s not happy!  But most of the time he is calm and has the cutest giggle. ”

 

From someone who met him summer 2013:  
Elijah is a beautiful, sweet child. He is nonverbal but he occasionally makes some noises. Unfortunately, when I saw him he had to be restrained most of the time because he would hit himself and bang his head … hard. He now has a one-on-one caregiver, and I hear he is doing very well. Elijah likes to watch tv, and he loves musical toys. When you play music for him, he just lights up in a huge smile. He has an infectious laugh. While I was visiting, Elijah had surgery to fix a malfunctioning shunt. I was able to visit him in the hospital. The dedication of the man who is now his personal caregiver was amazing. Elijah can walk with support, and he loves to be held and cuddled. This little blond-haired child looks like an angel, and he would bring nothing but joy to a family’s life.

$832.97 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!

Julian

30611223740Boy, born September 2002
Severe mental delays

 

It wasn’t clear if Julian was just sitting in the chair, or if he’s not walking.

 

$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!

Brooks

Boy, September 2003

Down syndrome, severe mental delays

Brooks is also believed to have FAS, as well.

 

$1,103.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $90.00 from Angel Tree donations!

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!

 

 

 

Paul

Boy, born December 2003

Down syndrome

 

Paul is almost 10 years old.  He is living in an institution and needs a family so badly.

$3,767.76 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $40.50 from Angel Tree donations!

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!

Susana

SusanaGuardian AngelGirl, born August 2006

Mixed hemangioma of face and neck, Chronic viral hepatitis C, Other specified deforming dorsopathies (carriage defect), Astigmatism, Iron deficiency anemia

 

Susana is a friendly and sociable girl!

 

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

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

 

Wesley

BOY, born January 2008

 

From his medical records:    internal hydrocephalus, multi cystic encephalomalacia, convulsive disorder, hernia, secondary cardiomyopathy, patent foramen ovale, anomalous chord of the left heart ventricle, secondary optic atrophy

 

Wesley is now available for international adoption, as he is 5 years old.

 

$108.00 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!

Trisha and Tyler

Trisha & brother

Girl, born November 2000
HIV
Such a beautiful girl!

Trisha has an older brother (born 1999), who is healthy.  They will be available to be adopted together, in early 2014.

 

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

Trisha

 

$266.05 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $233.00 from Angel Tree donations!

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!

Darren #430

darren-2014Boy, born March 2010
Hydrocephalus
Darren is very calm and smiling, but doesn’t sit or walk – he only lays because his head is too heavy.

He is happy when he sees the members of the staff, recognizes familiar people from strangers. He feels good when being around other children and adults. Grabs a toy when given to him and holds it for a while. Turns his head towards the direction of a sound. Makes active and passive movements with the limbs. Has a calm daily and night sleep.

UPDATE 2013:
He does not have a shunt, so his hydrocephalus remains untreated. His head circumference was 62cm in Feb 2013.

UPDATE 2014:
He is in a satisfactory general condition. The boy has positive emotional tone; he is calm and smiling. The child enjoys receiving attention and expresses positive emotions when someone plays with him or talks to him.

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.

Jacques #401 OD

Jacques 401 (1)Boy, born 2006
neuropsychological, motor and speech development delays

 

Jacques has severely delayed neuropsychological, motor and speech development.  His behavior corresponds to that of an infant. He makes several steps independently and walks when held by one hand. He doesn’t speak, but produces monotonous sound combinations. He sometimes seeks adults’ physical closeness.

 

$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!

Sarai

SeraiGirl, born 2003
FAS, HIV

Sarai

 

Sarai should be in a family with no children or much older children; her behaviors are that of a younger child.  She has FAS, HIV, and tests positive for TB on the skin test.

She is so cute!

$1,060.75 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!

 

Lucy and Linus #399 #400 OD

Linus Lucy
Lucy is a 5-year-old girl (born 2007) who has congenital microcephaly, infantile cerebral palsy, severe mental delay,delayed psychomotor development, multiple malformation syndrome.  She rolls from back to belly and vice versa independently. She remains in a seated position for a short time when provided with some support. She  shows interest in toys – she grabs and holds a toy in her hand, waves it around and examines it closely. She responds emotionally to seeing a familiar adult.

Linus is a 4-year-old boy(born 2009) who has microcephaly, congenital anomaly of the central nervous system, delayed psychomotor development, severe mental delay, multiple malformation syndrome. When  put in a baby walker he steps on the floor with his whole feet and starts to slowly go around the room in the walker. The boy remains in a seated position for a short time with an adult’s assistance. He follows each and every movement of a person or an object with his eyes and head. He loves to watch the other children playing and moving around.

Linus and Lucy

These siblings have very similar diagnoses. Biotinidase deficiency is suspected. There is an emotional bond between the children and they often hold hands, smile, laugh, look for each other with their eyes and jest with each other when they are placed side by side.

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

Carl #394 OD

394_PhotoBoy, born 2001
History of seizures, speech delays

 

Carl is an 11-year-old boy, who takes epilepsy medication, hasn’t had a seizure ever since he was placed in the institution where he is at present (June 2009); has a speech difficulty; interacts freely with both familiar and unfamiliar people; loves playing with all children; shows a great interest in being involved in different activities; likes logic games; has normal physical development.

 

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.

Marv

Marv (1) Marv (2)Boy, born October 2001
Crossed-eyes, development delays

 

From someone who met him:
Marv is a very sweet, happy boy. He loves to play soccer, even though his vision problems make that very difficult for him. He has been living in a boarding school for typical kids, and receiving his own private lessons, but recently was transferred to a facility in another region specifically for children with special needs. His favorite class is math, and he gets great grades in math. His least favorite class is Ukrainian. He is said to learn more slowly than other children, which is why he has required private lessons.

He is cheerful, friendly, and sociable. He said several times he would like to be adopted by an American family.

$1,134.26 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!

Laynie #65-5

OGirl, born 2006
Diagnosis: Delayed development

 

Laynie is described as having a positive attitude toward herself and others. Her motor skills are well developed. Her speech is delayed, but she speaks using single words and simple sentences. She’s attending kindergarten and has the assistance of a resource teacher. She mimics the actions of adults and plays games with other children. She enjoys looking at books. She follows verbal directions, asks questions and is beginning to memorize short poems and songs.

 

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.

Reign

Y1999reign-2014Girl, born December 1999guardianangel

 

 

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

 

Cerebral palsy, deep mental handicap

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

$3,871.27 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Velia

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Girl, born August 2000
Down syndrome and cerebral palsy

 

From someone who met her:  She was in an almost empty room, just with another child next to her. She was rocking and gnawing at the bars of the cot and such a sad sight to behold.  My heart just collapsed for her!

Velia is IN THERE.  She needs a family urgently.  URGENTLY.

 

Every minute Velia spends here is a lost opportunity for life.  There is a family out there who will want her, love her, cherish her, help her reach her true potential.   Grant donations make all the difference!

 

PLEASE SEE HER VIDEOS AND MORE INFORMATION HERE:

http://deti.zp.ua/eng/show_article.php?a_id=507030

 

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

$8,467.49 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $1805.40 from Angel Tree donations!

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!

Davian

30520132730Boy, born August 2000

Down syndrome

 

Lord, please, PLEASE let them see me here…please let my Mama and papa find me…please…..

 

Davian is 13 years old and stuffed in a stroller.  Experienced adoptive families preferred. Large families and older parents welcome.  Married couples only.

 

$1,281.11 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $255.15 from Angel Tree donations!

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!

Dagmar

30520133548Boy, born January 1999

Cerebral palsy; Moderate mental delays

 

$8,535.30 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!

Phoenix

Y (2) Boy, born May 2002
Cerebral palsy, spastic tetraparesis, epilepsy, hydrocephaly, deep mental handicap

 

From someone who met him:
Bedridden but still able to smile.  They seemed particularly keen for me to photograph this child and kept turning his head for a better shot! I sensed that they too spot the potential within this child who smiled from inside his limited life.  Somebody please go get this boy out of this cot!

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

$211.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $131.50 from Angel Tree donations!

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!

Flynn

30520134459Guardian AngelBoy, born June 2003
Severe mental delays; cerebral palsy with low paraparesis

 

 

$31.50 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!

 

 

 

Grady

30520133224Boy, born Sept 2000
Сerebral palsy with mild tetraparesis; Severe mental delays

From a family who met him:
He is so sweet and smart! He was asked to come tell us “Speceeba” (thank you) for the bananas a few times by the other staff. They wanted us to see him. He’s quite small for his age, walks with a little trouble, not much (this was 3 years ago though). On the last day we asked about adopting another child. The director sent for him. He came out and sang us a beautiful song in Russian. It has haunted me. I know when a previous family was there, he looked very battered.

He needs out!

$8,238.64 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!

Solomon

Sy 2001 (1)Boy, born March 2001
Significant mental delays, sequela after viral encephalitis, cerebral palsy, tetraparesis, epilepsy

 

He was a truly desperate sight. He sat rocking back and forth and moaning and staring into space. I wonder how a real life in a family could break the shell he is now locked in. My heart breaks for him even now!

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

$2,260.80 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!

Morris

Morris picO2001Boy, born 2001
Significant mental delays, hydrocephaly, spastic paresis and inborn partial optic atrophy

 

From someone who met him:
He is a quiet child who smiled every time I looked his way.
10 day wait often waived here. Married couples only, larger families welcome.

$75.00 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!

Delmar

delmar2014-12delmar2014-1Boy, born January, 2004

Down syndrome, mental delays, inborn partial optic atrophy of both eyes

 

From an adoptive family who visited him in 2014:   ”  He is hilarious. He is on puree but can take some lumps. That means he is usually the last to eat and squacks with displeasure. He loves to makes noises with his lips and will thrive in a family. I bet he will learn to speak.  When I came to visit my son he came and sat on the couch next to me and held my hand for 20 minutes. He is not particularly shy. He does very small bits of rocking and does not do much stimming.  He is a favorite of the caretakers.  He is a sweet and curious little guy who is the size of a 4 or 5 year old.”

 

From an adoptive family who visited with him in June 2013:   I met Delmar today. He is really tiny … maybe the size of a 3 year old, very petite in build. He was quite shy and didn’t want to come near me. He moved away when I tried to touch his hand. He was more open with the therapist who was there (a guy). Mostly he just sat on a mat, rocking and looking into space. Occasionally he waved his hands around. He’s a beautiful little boy, and was adorable in a tiny pair of overalls.

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

$3,202.05 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $198.00 from Angel Tree donations!

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!

Nehemiah

Vm (1)Nehemiah-2014Boy, born January 2000
Cerebral palsy, difficult mental handicap

 

From a missionary who visited in August 2014:  ” such sad, soulful eyes. He has a lot of self-harming behaviors and is covered in scars. He is aware of what is going on around him though and needs love and attention to blossom. He likes music. He can feed himself but will give you the spoon back when he wants a break. He can walk. This little love deserves a chance to be happy, it makes me sick to think of what awaits him in life. ”

 

From someone who met him:  When I met him I was heartbroken! More than any child in the institution the sight of this thin boy with his hands tied and blood on his sleeves made me weep! My own child self-harms and I think I connected with this sight…it could have been my angel!!   The staff told me he was tied for his protection, as he hurts himself; the holes on his sleeves obviously points to this… my own child has a self-harming syndrome and lives a wondrously happy and fabulous family life! Yes it needs managing but this child in front of me was desperate and my heart literally broke!  He needs help and the life I know he can lead!

 

From an adoptive family who visited with him in June 2013:  I met Nehemiah today. He is in a groupa with 7 other boys. In the playroom he sat on a mat with a stuffed lion. He didn’t really interact with me at all. Occasionally he would begin to cry loudly. Luckily, the caregivers responded to him quickly. He has sores all over his hands and wounds on his face. He’s a very attractive little guy, though.

 

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

$142.50 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!

Jonathan

Jonathan 2014Boy, born March 2003
Sequels of encephalitis, convulsive disorder, sensorimotor alalia, deep mental handicap

 

A terribly sad rocking child whose face showed so much sorrow behind the eyes it was heart wrenching! He moaned and rocked and seemed untouchable! His eyes haunt me even now! How I wish I could have spent more time with him. He so needs a family to wipe away that sorrow.

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

$80.00 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!

Fabio

O2002 (1) O2002 (2)

Boy, born November 2002
Cerebral palsy, spastic tetraparesis, microcephaly, deep mental handicap, carditis, biliary dyskinesia

 

He was in the same room as Bobby and seemed quite quiet. I would love to see him outside of those stifling rooms.

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

$75.00 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!

Mario

V2Boy, born May 2001
Mental delays, inborn hydrocephaly, cerebral palsy, anemia

 

When I met him he was in the institution, but he has since moved to the first happy home (after another boy was adopted) so he is in a much better situation. I know emotionally he suffers, as he cries an awful lot.

 

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

$130.85 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Blaine

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

$255.00 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!

Miriam

Miriam-2014Girl, born August 2007Miriam pic
Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities,  myopia

Miriam also has significant signs of FAS, although that is not diagnosed

 

From a missionary who visited in August 2014:  ” this tiny little lady is always on the go and is a total thrill seeker. She likes being spun around and tipped upside down. She has the cutest little giggle! She likes taking turns sitting on everyone’s knee.  ”

 

From someone who met her:  I loved this child but she seemed so lost…she had only just arrived at the institution when I visited and she was bewildered! She is TINY. She is the child we all talk about, the child plucked from the baby house at 5 and left in a cot! She is the child forgotten and alone!

I was told she could walk, in fact she is the only child in the bedridden building who can walk, and then without warning she was swooped from her cot and paraded in front of me. A recent update says she is still moving and can still walk and she cries if she doesn’t get her walk! And she is still laughing and playing; but for how much longer?

She needs OUT! She needs a Mama, NOW!

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

$129.35 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!

Garrett

Sept 2004Boy, born Sept 2004Garrett
Coffin Lowry Syndrome, Hydrocephalus, moderate mental delays

 

Garrett does not speak, but understands speech addressed to him.  Garrett can be adopted with Troy and Sammy.

From an adoptive family:
I met Garrett in May 2012 and I will always remember how sweet he was.  He was usually the first one to greet me with a hug when I visited.  He was always so excited to show off for me.  When the care-taker announced that they were all going outside he promptly put his shoes on and helped some of the other kids with their shoes as well.  He and the other boys in his group (Troy and Sammy) are very well loved by one of their care-takers and it shows.  It is obvious that they have been taught manners and cooperation and they are very kind to one another.  They are taught at least several days a week so do not let the diagnosis deceive you, they are fairly smart boys.  They all have obvious delays but never had any problems following instructions and they understood everything they were told and all seemed to love to be helpful.  When I show our son (who was adopted from this group) their pictures he remembers their names and tells me they were his friends.  He told me he wants them to be adopted and to come to the U.S.  How I pray that happens for Garrett and the other boys!  Garrett is so sweet and innocent, I hate to see what will happen to him if he ages out of the orphanage.

 

$14.50 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!

Sammy

Feb 2005Boy, born Feb 2005
Asthma and Moderate mental delays; Subcompensated hydrocephalus; possible FAS

What a great grin!   Sammy can be adopted together with Troy or Garrett.

 

Sammy

From an adoptive family:

I met Sammy in May 2012 and he was one of the sweetest kids I had ever met. Always ready with a smile and a hug! I brought things for all the kids in his group and he waited so patiently for his turn and gave me a big hug after. He was very kind and gentle with all the other kids, especially the one girl in the group. He and the other boys in his group (Troy and Garrett) are very well loved by one of their care-takers and it shows. It is obvious that they have been taught manners and cooperation and they are very kind to one another. They are taught at least several days a week so do not let the diagnosis deceive you, they are fairly smart boys.

 

They all have obvious delays but never had any problems following instructions and they understood everything they were told and all seemed to love to be helpful. When I show our son (who was adopted from this group) their pictures he remembers their names and tells me they were his friends. He told me he wants them to be adopted and to come to the U.S. How I pray that happens for Sammy and the other boys! Sammy is so sweet and innocent, I hate to see what will happen to him if he ages out of the orphanage.

$14.50 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!

Rebekah #69-3

DOB: 2006
Diagnosis: Cerebral Palsy

 

Rebekah was born premature at 27 weeks and has quadriplegic CP. She is delayed in all aspects of her development.

Update 2014: The child lags behind in her physical development, does not correspond to her calendar age. Impaired gross motor skills, does not sit up unaided, and cannot support herself. She has not developed fine motor skills. She is completely dependent on the help of the staff due to profound disabilities.

Psychical development does not correspond to the age. Fine motor skills are impaired. She likes to watch TV and to listen to music. She holds her attention briefly on favorite things. She laughs without a reason. When in contact with an adult she reacts emotionally. She waves her hands and expresses positive emotions. She reacts to her name and to a person who is familiar to her and pleasant. She makes a difference between familiar and unfamiliar faces. She has not developed manipulative skills. She does not play with toys and does not show interest toward different skills.

Social development: The elementary emotions which are congenital in nature, with her are limited due to her congenital conditions. When she is around children and hears their voices she appears satisfied. If children or adults touch her and caress or talk to her she also shows satisfaction and laughs. She loves to listen to music when is observed slight liveliness.

Characteristics of behavior: For unburdening of the nervous system the child is in a suitable for her age of development daily regime. Conditions of calm and healthy sleep are provided.

Characteristics of relations with others: Whenever possible the child is around the children when she is in continuous contact with them. When awake in most cases she prefers to be in peace and quiet. The influence of the voice of the adults and gentle touching also have their effect on her general vitality, although the child does not participate in the communication, she only reacts to those actions.

 

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.

Henrietta

30421112308Girl, Dec 2009
Congenital brain malformation (corpus collosum agenesia), spastic tetraparesis, epileptic syndrome, optic nerves atrophy, equinovarus, condition after exudative pericarditis, hypotrophy, deficiency anemia, mental retardation, convalescent bronchial pneumonia.

 

$27.00 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!

 

Bryannah #8-3

BryannahDOB: 2001

Diagnosis: Down syndrome

Bryannah has been in a mental institution since 2011. She has been in orphanages her entire life, but was just recently registered for adoption in 2013. She has waited 12 years for a chance to find a family! She walks, plays with toys, responds to her name and attends a special needs school each day. She is not talking and still requires help with daily self-help skills.

 

 

The agency also has a video available.

 

$4,006.30 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $4.50 from Angel Tree donations!

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!

Doug #33-4

Doug DOB: June 2007

Doug has already been transferred to a mental institution!!!

This precious little boy has already been through several major transitions in his short life. He was raised by his birth family until he was 16 months old. He was then placed in an orphanage for young children for 7 months. A month before his 3rd birthday, he was transfered to a mental institution, where he currently lives.

Doug has moderate mental delays with no known cause. He walks and runs and climbs on objects. His visual-motor skills are developed but he still has difficulty with fine motor tasks. His speech is delayed and he is not talking at this time.  He has recently begun showing an interest in toys and playing with them. He spends time each day in the sensory room. He does not like for the staff to try to direct his activities and prefers to do his own thing. He does play appropriately with toys and manipulates them in the correct ways.  His favorite toys are balls, blocks, cars and trucks.  He recognizes staff members and smiles at them.  He seeks out interactions with them and will cuddle with them too.  He tries to get them to follow him and to engage them in whatever activity he is doing. He doesn’t yet seek out any interaction with the other children.   He eats from a spoon and drinks from a cup with some assistance from the staff.

At 27 months of age, his skill level was tested at:
motor skills- 2 years
speech development- 5-6 months
cognitive development: 10-12 months

$18.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!  

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

 

Monacella

30417230923 MonacellaGirl, born January 2009

Brain malformation (corpus callosum agenesia, optic septal dysplasia, ventriculomegalia, cerebral hemisphere hypotrophy), spastic tetraparesis with severe movement disorders Q 04.8, symptomatic focal partial epilepsy with complex partial and rare secondary generalized seizures G 40.2, optic nerves atrophy, convergent squint.

 

Sweet girl has a laundry list of diagnoses; she needs a family, or she’ll spend so much of the rest of her life in a crib.  She’s got sparkle — a family could help her truly shine!

$41.00 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!

Roland

30417102855Boy, Feb 2009

After-effects of neuroinfection, spastic tetraparesis with severe movement disorders G 09, symptomatic focal epilepsy with secondary generalized seizures, medicamental remission G 40.2, mental delays, partial atrophy of optic nerves.

 

 

$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!

Posey

30417092736Girl, born Nov 2008

Cerebral palsy, double hemiplegia with severe movement disorders, symptomatic epilepsy (frontal lobe, focal) with partial seizures with secondary generalization, significant mental delays, optic nerves atrophy.

 

This sweet girl needs a family to help her bloom!

 

$66.60 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!

Cameron

2121921344721219213447-2013Boy, born Feb 2011

Congenital hydrocephalus, paraplegia and tetraplegia (spastic tetraparesis), partial atrophy of optic discs of both eyes, additional chord of the left heart ventricle, hernia.

 

Look at the curls on this doll!  Cameron is in urgent need of medical care!!  Married couples only.  Large families and older parents welcome.  Travel required.

 

$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!

Vance

vance2014-2vance2014-8Boy, born 2001

Down syndrome

 

Vance is a cute, outgoing boy, with a winning smile!  He loves to play outside – particularly swinging and playing soccer.   He enjoys drawing and playing with puzzles and bricks.

Vance has a significant speech delay, but interacts with others using gestures and expresses himself well.

$3,167.40 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $90.00 from Angel Tree donations!

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!

Piper

30312141516Girl, born October 2007
Hydrocephalus, spastic tetraparesis, epilepsy, adenoid vegetation, congenital partial atrophy of optic discs, recrudescent bronchitis in remission
Congenital heart disease (ASD), secondary cardiopathy.

 

Piper dear, where is your mama?  Sweet girl has a lot of needs; a family could drastically change her life — otherwise, she is one who could be destined to spend her life in a laying down room.

 

$27.00 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!

Lydia

30319112438 (1)LydiaGuardian Angel
Girl, born September 2007
Cerebral palsy

 

This little love is riding in a stroller — we don’t know much about her mobility.  Her wispy hair is beautiful, isn’t it?

 

Update from a family who met her in late 2013:
Lydia is the sweetest little girl! Our kids were in the same groupa, so we got to see Lydia everyday we were in country. She is a joy! Lydia spends her days sitting in a stroller with hardly any interaction. Now that our kids are home, she is the only non-walker left in her groupa, so she is the only one who sits in a stroller all day long. She looks to be about the size of a four year old, but looks like she is a healthy weight. She’s got a little chub on her legs. :) Her legs are not scissored, but when I lifted her legs up, they were definitely tight. She needs a Mama to stretch her legs! Her legs are always bent at the knee draped over the bar of the stroller (she’s too big for her stroller). I couldn’t tell how much head control she had because her head was always supported by her stroller, but her head was always upright, not bobbing. I never saw her move her body (except to arch her back when tickled), but one day I held both of her hands, and she was able to grasp my hands tightly in hers. Neither hand seemed weak. Lydia’s vision looks pretty good. She could follow me with her eyes, but there’s a good possibility she’ll need glasses. Her poor teeth are rotten. We watched her eat lunch once and she seemed to eat well. She eats pureed food from a bottle. Did I mention she is SO sweet? Lydia seems to be very easy going. Once a child was hanging on her and pushing on her and she didn’t respond except to make a face showing that she didn’t like it. Lydia was my favorite child to interact with in the groupa. All I had to do was say hi to her and smile and she would light up EVERY single time and reward me with a big smile. We tickled her lots and she giggled away. One time she was left in a room all by herself and was crying. I peeked my head in the doorway and said hi to her and she immediately stopped crying and started smiling and giggling. She is very responsive when talked to. :) Even though she is non-verbal, she communicates with lots of smiles and giggles. This little lady is FULL of joy! She will truly BLESS any family! Please, please consider this sweet little one. She is still in the babyhouse, but is one of the oldest in her groupa, so she will be one of the next children to be transferred.
She does have an older brother who is eight years old and looks to be typically developing. I’m not sure if they will need to be adopted together or separately.

$1,194.89 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Shadrach

30311191921Boy, born June 2010
Microcephaly, spastic tetraparesis, epileptic syndrome with frequent seizures, chronic subdural hematoma

 

This sweet little tyke needs a family to love an care for him — he’s said to have frequent seizures, so a neurologist should be overseeing his care and medications.

 

$60.75 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!

 

 

Tadee

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAGirl, born February 2004
Chronic Hepatitis B

 

Tadee is a lovely young girl, hoping for a family of her own!  Her hair is adorable, with the multiple braids.

 

$101.70 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!

Jaysen #378 OD

378_photoBoy, born June 2004

This 8 years old boy has been diagnosed with Fraccaro syndrome. He demonstrated a delayed neuropsychological development and hypogonadism, symptomatic epilepsy and mental delay. He needs a lot of positive emotions, individual work and positive reinforcement in order to master new skills and habits, and further acquire knowledge. His physical development is not correspondent to his biological age. He can sit independently but it is hard for him to walk on uneven surface and he is not always able to go down the stairs. This is main reason he cannot take part in sports games. He knows his name and responds with eyes when called by his name, especially when call by a familiar adult. He cannot speak yet and can pronounce a few words only.

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.

Amaris #377 OD

377_PhotoGirl, born September 2005
Her neuropsychological development is delayed. She has a surgically corrected heart malformation a weeks after she was born.

History of seizures, and increased muscle tone.

This 7-year-old girl is in a satisfactory general condition.  She walks independently and takes part in music and dynamic games. She initiates contact with a caregiver in game play activity. She cannot speak and makes inarticulate sounds. She likes to play along with musical and singing toys.

 

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.

Ivy #379 OD

379_PhotoGirl, born May 2003
Hydrocephalus

This girl is almost 10 years old and her neuropsychological development is delayed as a result of her congenital condition – hydrocephalus. She is small for her age. She seeks other people’s closeness and responds with a smile when meeting unfamiliar adult. Her speech is underdeveloped and she doesn’t use language as a means of communications. She tries to imitate sounds and says the word “mama”…. She studies a special educational program at school. She sleep good and wakes up calm and joyful. She likes to play alone or observe the other children playing.

 

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.

Autumn #380 OD

380 AutumnGirl, born October 2005
Blind (fourth degree of Retinopathy), Delayed physical and neuropsychological development

This 7 years old girl can walk independently. She attends special school and follows simple instructions. She likes the adults and wishes to spend most of her time in the group with children. The girl doesn’t always like physical interactions. When she wants to be left alone she would wave her hands, spin around and cover her ears with hands. The child likes going out for walks. She is calm while traveling or when visiting a place she hasn’t been to before. She likes musical toys. She knows her name and react to it but doesn’t always like it when someone addresses her directly. She makes sounds which might be interpreted as joyful or expressing displeasure. She doesn’t speak, she repeats syllables in imitation – “pa-pa”, “ma-ma-ma”, “da-da-da”, “o-pa”.

She shows preference to food – she likes sweets, pudding, and chicken and already tries to eat independently but needs adult’s assistance. She is fed by a spoon. She hasn’t yet mastered her skills to get dresses and undressed. She takes her shoes off.

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.

Bert

30319113915 (2)Guardian Angel

Boy, born February 2008

Bert has cerebral palsy; we don’t have any specific information

 

Bert’s younger brother, Ernie, has been adopted domestically.

 

Large families welcome; married couples only.

$7,149.14 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!