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Eric #2-7

eric-2Age: 8
Diagnosis: developmental delays

Listed: Jan 25, 2017

Eric just turned 8 years old. He’s attending kindergarten, where he works with a resource teacher on academic delays. The report from the teacher says, “ The attention of the child is characterized by a relatively good concentration. He is actively looking for attention and physical closeness. The speech is developing. He follows simple instructions. The active vocabulary is developing. He maintains good eye contact by communicating with an adult. In relation to the perceptions it Is important to explain by specifying and visualizing. No evidence of significant increased impulsivity, hyperkinetics, aggression and auto-aggression. He draws curves by going out of the sheet borders. He knows and points some body parts – nose, teeth and feet. He has basic cognitive structures – persistence of an object, understands simple instructions, performs simple instructions, recognizes basic shapes etc” He has formed ideas about the surrounding. He understands limited prepositions related to spatial relations. He orients in space: up, down, big, small. He follows verbal instructions, related to the everyday life. He holds a pencil correctly with prompting and colors. He likes to listen to music. He follows verbal instructions. The passive vocabulary of the child is significantly improved. The change in the active vocabulary is also significant. Some words are present. He tries to answer to an asked question with a word. He looks at books, points objects and names some of that. Says the names of everybody in his surrounding. Games for developing the fine motor skills are used in the sessions. He manipulates plastic material, soft and hard toys and objects of different material. He’s neat, writes on a loop with help, cuts with scissors on a drawn line and a curve, applies finished shapes, pieces puzzle of 6 parts, builds towers and houses with a builder (constructor). He likes to “write and scratch”, but is still not able to color and comply with a contour. He knows the main colors. Recognizes the red, yellow and green color. He folds with help a sheet in two. The stability of the attention is increased. The independence is developed on a better level by encouraging the individual performances – undressing, dressing, taking shoes on and off, collecting toys, arrangement of working materials and others. Sings with pleasure some children’s songs. There is some development in the perceptual-idea activity. The ideas of the surrounding world are enriched. He expresses different emotions by facial expression. He is positive and loving at first contact with an adult.

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.

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Alek and Edward #2-9

alek-and-edwardAlek, age: 7
Diagnosis: atypical pulmonary stenosis

Edward, age: 13
Diagnosis: no special needs

Listed: Jan 25, 2017

The brothers live together in a group home. They are bonded and hope to be adopted together. Edward attends school, where he does very well. His IQ score is 95. He does not have any physical, mental nor behavioral concerns. Alek is the youngest child in the group home. He gets along well with peers at school and with the older children in the group home. He is doing well in school. He does not have any mental or behavioral concerns. His pulmonary stenosis does not require medication at this time.

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.

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Mavrick #2-8

mavrick mavrick-001Boy, age: 3
Diagnosis: Prader Willi Syndrome (confirmed with DNA testing)

Listed: Jan 25, 2017

Mavrick was formally diagnosed with Prader Willi Syndrome when he was a year old. He was started on growth hormones immediately following the diagnosis and continues to take them. A MRI of the cerebrum and pituitary was done after the diagnosis. The results of the MRI were normal. A bone scan was done when he was 19 months old with results showing a bone age of 6 months old (this is consistent with the syndrome).

Mavrick’s gross motor skills are developing. He can sit up, sit on his knees, crawl, pull up to a stand, and take steps to walk short distances. He makes sounds and says a few words. He claps his hands. He will point to things that he wants and reaches for people when he wants to be held. He likes to cuddle and seeks contact with an adult. He reaches for toys and explores them. He joins in playing with balls, cubes, and constructing toys. He attends daily therapy sessions.

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.

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William #

williamBoy, born Jan 2006
mild mental delay, hyperactivity, and speech/language delay

Listed: Jan 10, 2017

William is in second grade and benefits from the care of a foster family. He needs help with his homework and has difficulty focusing in school. He has a limited vocabulary and struggles with pronunciation. He communicates non-verbally and would benefit greatly from speech therapy. He likes art class. This little guy is kind and likes to help his class mates. He enjoys participating in games and group activities with his friends.

*** I am eligible for an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds.
For more information, visit: Other Angels Older Child Grant ***

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Vallis #

vallisBoy, born 2001

Vallis needs a family prior to his 16th birthday in July!

Vallis was placed in a foster family in 2013, and is currently in eighth grade. He has normal physical development. He also has diabetes mellitus- type 1 which is maintained with medication therapy. He has well-developed gross and fine motor skills. He has normal intelligence and a good imagination. He shows feelings and conditions, which are normal for his age. No increased level of anxiety or aggression. He is able to recognize his own emotions, as well as the emotions of other people. He has no increased levels of aggression. He is able to recognize his own emotions, as well as the emotions of other people. He has a good vocabulary. He is interested in sports. He is social. He maintains active social contacts, but prefers small social groups. He has friends- both boys and girls. He is able to play different roles both in plot and character games. He is good in school. He has good potential for learning. He prepares himself independently. Sometimes there is a lack of motivation and willingness for achieving higher results. He is fully independent in his household and hygiene habits, good habits. He has positive attitude towards the adoption process.

*** I am eligible for an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds.
For more information, visit: Other Angels Older Child Grant ***

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Melisa #

melisaGirl, born 2004

She has been diagnosed with moderate mental delay and strabismus.

Listed: Jan 2017

Melisa has benefited from the care of a foster family for two years. They include her in family outings and she has gone on two vacations with them. Her foster mother works with her to teach her new skills. She is described as a very sensitive and sunny child. She likes to cuddle.  She is in good physical health and is rarely ill. She is friendly and smiling most of the time. She enjoys listening and humming to music. She likes books with colorful pictures. She has a favorite stuffed mouse toy and carries it with her wherever she goes. Her favorite color is pink and she likes to swing. She does not yet say words but seems to understand everyday speech. She can eat all by herself and can use a spoon and fork in an appropriate way. She can stand and walk without support.

She is now in 3rd grade in a specialized school. She needs a lot of care and attention and she is ready to give all her love and affection to a family of her own.

*** I am eligible for an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds.
For more information, visit: Other Angels Older Child Grant ***

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Randy #34

randyBoy, born 2008
Diagnosis: Mild mental delays

Listed: Jan 10, 2017

Randy is a sweet boy who has moderate mental delay and speech delay compared to child his age. He has good gross motor skills though. He still scribbles outside the paper in art activities. He can manipulate some of the musical toys and seeks their functional application, because he likes listening to music. He reacts to his name, he began pointing at parts of his body and to observe and explore his reflection in the mirror. He perceives his own image and understands that this is him. He makes good eye contact. He often uses non-verbal signs and sounds to communicate. He has differentiating syllables, he tries to repeat. Mostly vowels can be heard. He can point at the picture of a familiar object. He understands but doesn’t speak, his communication is mostly non-verbal. He follows simple verbal directions. His social interactions are pointed mostly at adults. He initiates contact and loves collaboration. He interacts in games. He participates in group games but is inconstant. In the group of children he’s still introverted. He defends his position and his toys. He can tell apart people he knows form strangers but in both cases accepts an invitation for contact. He eats independently. He has a good appetite. He puts on and takes off his shoes but needs help to get dressed. He shows initiative in his clothes selection. He’s autonomous when going to the bathroom. At 6 years 4 months old he was tested and his level was 4 years and 6 months. He can develop further since he has a passive vocabulary. The deficiency is in his active vocabulary.

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.

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Dido #65

Roger 565Boy, born 2007
infantile cerebral palsy; severe mental delay; protein-calorie malnutrition

Listed: July 26, 2015

Update Jan 2017:  Dido is small and looks younger than his age. He has cerebral palsy – mixed type. He learned to walk at age 3. He goes up and down the stairs holding on the rail. He tries to run. He is an active child. He is delayed in all areas of development. He makes utterances but not recognizable words. He does not follow verbal directions. He plays by himself and does not participate in organized activities. His attention span on a task is short. He is learning to hold a pencil and color on a paper. If he gets upset, he is not able to calm himself and needs an adult to help sooth him. He needs adult assistance in most all areas of daily living – feeding, dressing, bodily functions. He is in need of a patient, loving family who will help him achieve to the best of his ability and who will accept him despite his delays.

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.

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Harmony #43

Harmony 543harmony-2017Age: 4 years

Special needs: blind (due to congenital eye anomalies) and has congenital anomalies syndrome mainly affecting the facial area, agenesis of the corpus callosum, colpocephaly and delayed motor development.

Listed May 11, 2015

Updated Jan 2017:  Harmony tries to sit independently and stands with the help of an adult or holding onto support. She can step aside holding onto support, pushes the walker with help and guidance by an adult. She is visually impaired – holds a toy handed by an adult, studies the objects with her hand. She has delayed neuro psychological development. When she gets upset, she self-harms.

Harmony expresses her emotions with vocalization – vowel sounds and random sounds. When frustrated she can express her discontent. She can tell apart the tone of voice, reacts with a smile to caresses when she’s calm. The child is fed with a spoon by an adult, drinks from a cup held by an adult.

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.

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Tage #46

Tage 546tage-2017-croppedBoy, born 2012
Age-correspondent physical development and delayed neuropsychological development (mostly regarding speech), cognitive deficit correspondent to mild mental delay, and generalized developmental disorder – infantile autism.

Listed: May 2015

Tage is a joyful and happy child.  He is healthy and does not get sick often. There is no delay in his physical development and his height and weight are normal for a child of his age. Tage recently had some stomach troubles and is now on a diet restricting gluten and casein.  An X-Ray was done and there were no abnormalities found. Tage is the second child of his mother.  He has been in care since birth, first in an orphanage setting, and since age 1 in a foster home. Tage is mentally delayed in most areas and has a diagnosis of infantile autism and delayed neuropsychic development.  His older sister and mother both have a history of mental delay.  He attends a local school for children with special needs which he enjoys. Tage receives active motor, speech, psychological rehabilitation which has improved his condition. Tage is looking for his forever family, could it be you? 

The agency has additional photos and videos.

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.

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Tess #

tess-photo-1-june-2015-nov-2016-cropTess was born in February 2004. She has been diagnosed with spina bifida (for which surgery has been done), hydrocephalus, mild cerebellar ataxia, and delayed physical and cognitive development.

Tess walks independently for short distances with a distinctive gait, although she prefers to crawl. She can climb up and down stairs holding the railings, and can throw and kick balls. Tess scribbles with a pencil held in a fisted grasp, stacks blocks in a tower, threads objects onto a fixed stand, and holds scissors but cannot use them functionally. Her vocalizations are limited mostly to the expression of strong emotions. She is currently developing her nonverbal communication skills. Tess follows simple instructions related to everyday activities but does not yet comprehend cause and effect relationships. She completes tasks slowly as she is easily distracted by her surroundings. In the 2015/2016 school year, Tess received individualized education with the support of a resource teacher.

Tess is a calm and passive girl with a positive emotional tone who needs and seeks out connection with adults. While she typically engages in parallel play with her peers, she has recently started showing willingness to establish contact, by sitting near them, smiling and holding their hands. Tess diligently helps prepare for orphanage celebrations and enjoys participating to the extent that she is able. Tess eats slowly but independently. She needs assistance with dressing and bathing and wears diapers.

The one-on-one attention, care, and support of a forever family would enable sweet Tess to realize her full potential.

Videos available from the agency.

A private family who adopted Tess’s best friend in 2015 is offering a $2000 grant to Tess’s forever parents upon notice of final travel. The family is also willing to help with fundraising. Please contact the listing agency for further details.

*** I am eligible for an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds.
For more information, visit: Other Angels Older Child Grant ***