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Sadie #53-4

Sadie photos (15)DOB: 2005, age 9

Diagnosis: Osteogenesis imperfecta; Osteochondrodysplasia

While Sadie’s physical condition is complex, she maintains a good spirit and great hope for a forever family. Her bones are shorter than average and fragile due to her medical condition. She has limited movement, but is learning to compensate with what she has. She has recently learned to feed herself and she plays with toys and manipulates other objects as much as her limited mobility will allow. She can communicate verbally very well and has directly expressed her desire to be adopted. She participates in dialogues, asks variety of questions and answers questions. She sings variety of songs, recites rhymes, sometimes with the help from an adult. She always reacts adequately to her name, as well as to praises and reprimands. She has gender and age orientation. She is attending school and enjoys participating in class. When she is in the orphanage, she will often attempt to “boss” the caregivers by telling them that a certain child is crying because he needs a diaper change or reminding them that it’s time to feed another child, etc.

The agency has several photos and videos of Sadie, along with detailed medical information.

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.

Zoey (Becky)

Girl, born November 2007

Congenital cytomegalovirus infection, Profound mental delays, Other paralytic syndromes (CP), epilepsy, Microcephaly, Coloboma of optic disc

Sweet love needs a family, or she’s destined to a life lying in a crib.  She has a host of needs; a family will need to be well prepared — but she deserves the chance to bloom!

$249.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Maiya

20715035453-1-237x300Girl, born 2006

 

After-effects of early organic affection of the central nervous system in the form of intelligence deficiency, atactic syndrome (epilepsy).

She does not talk, only makes sounds; fulfills simple tasks.

Maiya has a sunny smile, doesn’t she?   She’s waited long enough — let’s help her find a family of her own!
$27.90 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Jenny

Guardian AngelGirl, Born October 2009

CP and Tetralogy of Fallot (heart condition)

 

Sweet Jenny is waiting for you!  She is almost 3 years old, with brown hair and brown eyes.   She was born with cerebral palsy and a heart condition, for which she has already had surgery.   She is not able to sit on her own, and will greatly benefit from a loving family, medical care and therapy!  If she is not adopted, she will remain bedridden for life.

 

More photos available.  Married couples only.  Large families and older parents welcome.

$1,264.70 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Francesca

Girl, born February 1999
Affection of the central nervous system, spastic low paraparesis, myopia, hip dysplasia, mental delays

 

What a lovely young lady — she’s waited far too long for a family.

Please help find her family before she ages out (at 16)!

Additional photos available.  Married couples only; travel required.

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

Tyler #4-5

Boy, born 2002
Down syndrome

Tyler has waited 10 years for the opportunity to have a family and he is now FINALLY registered for adoption. He needs a family that will look past his age and see all that this little boy can be under the guidance of a loving family.

Tyler has experienced many transitions in his young life. He was placed in an orphanage after birth, sent to a horrific mental institution at age 4, removed from those conditions and placed in a different orphanage at age 6 and then finally moved into a group home family style orphanage at age 7, where he still lives today. In the group home, he is learning daily living skills, basic academics and self-help skills. He eats from a spoon and is learning to feed himself proficiently. He loves water and enjoys playing in the bath tub. He likes to watch TV and to sit on the back patio and watch the dogs walking down the street and the cars passing by. He will call out to the dogs when he sees them. He also enjoys going for walks in the community. He enjoys playing with musical books and toys. He follows verbal directions and says a few one and two syllable words. He knows the difference between familiar people and strangers and enjoys receiving individualized attention from adults. A teacher comes to the group home to work with him and other children on educational goals.

UPDATE 2014:
This  joyful 11-y.o. boy wi is still waiting for his adoptive parents.
He is a radiant and sociable child who loves interacting with adults. He also has preferred adults which is a significant indicator that the child is capable of forming a relationship of attachment.

$5,010.80 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

 

Merida

Girl, born May 2003

Bilateral hearing loss, right-sided hemiparesis, cognitive delays

What an adorable young lady!

 

Large families welcome, travel required.

 

$177.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Kellsey

30816181248Girl, born May 2008
Microcephaly; Coloboma of optic disc; Hypoplasia and dysplasia of lung; Ventricular septal defect; Convergent concomitant strabismus; Mixed specific developmental disorders

 

“Kellen” has been renamed — this is actually a GIRL!  Let’s find this little love a family :)
Kellsey is in a region that typically waives the 10 day wait after court.  Updated picture on left from summer 2013 – she looks great!

 

*** This child has significant facial features of FAS (fetal alcohol syndrome). This is a cautionary disclosure to better prepare our potential adoptive families. Families considering this child should research the challenges that can come with this condition. You can learn more about FAS here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fetal_alcohol_syndrome and post to our Facebook group to ask other adoptive parents about the challenges and blessings of children with FAS. ***

$28.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Quinn

Boy, born March 2005
Congenital hydrocephalus; Coloboma of optic disc; Other paralytic syndromes (CP); Disorder of brain, unspecified; Dislocation of shoulder joint; Atrioventricular block, first degree

Quinn is 7 years old — let’s help him find his family.   Every child deserves a loving family to call their own.

 

$34.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Elias

Boy, born August 2011

inflammatory diseases of central nervous system; Congenital hydrocephalus; Other disorders of optic [2nd] nerve and visual pathways; Carrier of viral hepatitis B

 

What a sweet baby Elias is!

Elias is in a fast region that often waives the 10 day wait.  Married couples only, travel required.

Additional photos available.

$27.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

 

Aven

Boy, born June 2009

Dandy-Walker syndrome;  hydrocephalus; Hypoplasia and dysplasia of lung; Atrial septal defect; Congenital subluxation of hip; chronic viral hepatitis B without delta-agent; Convergent concomitant strabismus; Bilateral inguinal hernia; Tetraplegia, unspecified

 

This little boy has a laundry list of issues, but I’m confident there is a family out there who will be able to look at this picture and see a child, their son.

Large families welcome, travel required.

$58.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Waniya

Girl, born October 2007

Cerebral palsy; Mixed specific developmental disorders; Coloboma of optic disc

 

Waniya (pronounced Wa-NEE-ya) — a Lakota (Sioux) name that means “breath of life.”

Waniya is a gem; she needs a family to reach her true potential.

 

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

Daisy

Daisy-2014Girl, born March 2005

Epilepsy; Other paralytic syndromes (cerebral palsy); Microcephaly; Coloboma of optic disc; Severe mental delays; intracranial injury

 

Daisy is a sweet flower who needs a family to really blossom!  Otherwise, she’s destined to a life in an institution.

 

From a missionary who visited in August 2014:  What a sweet sweet girl. She is vision impaired but she can see her bottle coming from the other side of the room! She gets very excited! She is fed a puree diet from a spoon, she has a very good appetite. She is hard to photograph as she moves her head a lot but she is so beautiful! Such amazing brown eyes.Her smile lights up the room! She stands with assistance and can even take a few steps. She can vocalize lots of noises. She would be such an amazing daughter to a lucky family.

$101.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Vijay

Boy, born December 2007

Congenital hydrocephalus; epilepsy; cerebral palsy; Convergent concomitant strabismus; Optic atrophy

 

Vijay means “Victory” and we are all hoping he will find a family where he can thrive.  That would be a victory, indeed!  Please help save him from a lifetime in a crib.

Large families welcome, travel required.

$7.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Brenna

Brenna 2014-001
Girl, born December 2007

Microcephaly; Other congenital valgus deformities of feet (duck toed);  Coloboma of optic disc; Severe mental delays; strabismus; paralytic syndromes (cerebral palsy?)

 

What a cutie!  And what a world of different a head of hair would make for her, she needs to be in pigtails!

 

Update March 2014:
Very sweet and energetic little girl, eager to play and interact. She definitely has cognitive delays, and does not speak but functions within the preschool type setting classroom of her groupa. She communicates by pointing and making sounds. She appears to have something like hemiplegia CP affecting the right side of her body, causing a big of a drag in her leg as she walks, and causing her arm to be stiff on that side as well. She’s a happy little girl and very cute.

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

 

Cecily

Cecily 5Cecily in blue (3)Girl, born January 2007

Mixed developmental disorders; congenital malformations of ribs; Coloboma of optic disc; strabismus; Mild protein-energy malnutrition

 

Cecily should be getting ready for kindergarten, not an institution!

She has some facial features of possible FAS, but this is not documented and is only a cautionary disclosure.

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Update March 2014:
I LOVE this girl!!!! She is so poised and smart and sweet and totally impressed me when I would interact with her. She’s very formal and polite when she meets new people, but as soon as she would go back into her classroom, she would be playing and laughing and giggling with her friends. She and Cara are friends and play together often. She’s a very typical kid, and often took a leadership role when playing with the other kids. One day, she was playing with my daughter, doing some kind of pretend play, and it was quite fun to watch! She’s in a groupa that does a lot of preschool type work, and and is set up like a classroom so the kids come home with more age- appropriate skills. Our just-turned-3 year old daughter knows how to work puzzles, hold a crayon/pencil properly to write (and is showing pre-writing skills already), understands the concept of counting, etc- not the “norm” for orphanage life! So, kids from this groupa will likely come home knowing how to play appropriately with toys but also prepared to learn in a school-type setting as well.

$259.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

 

Rania

Girl, born March 1999
Down syndrome

 

She looks so thoughtful, doesn’t she?  She only has until age 16 to be adopted — let’s not let her wait that long!    This princess needs a Mama!

 

Rania (along with GraceLynn and Kinley) are in a facility for older disabled children.  We are blessed to have the photos and info we do to fight for these girls to find forever families.   We may be their ONLY chance at a future.   We are seeking an experienced adoptive family who will take a chance on one of these girls, and help open the doors for other older children waiting in this institution.

 

Married couples only.  Older parents and large families welcome.  Travel required.  Previous adoptive experience of older institutionalized children is preferred.

 

$10,000.90 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

 

Emmalyn

Girl, born May 2001

Down syndrome

 

Emmalyn is a beauty, with her shy smile!

Such a gift to be able to advocate for these older girls.  Large families welcome!

 

$3,599.91 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Kinley

Girl, born April 2001

Down syndrome

 

Sweet Kinley, she’s never has really had her picture taken before, but she’s trying!  It’s apparent she’s in need of dental work, and either glasses or surgery to help her vision.

She’s already waited so long, let’s find Kinley her mama!

 

$10,000.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Gracelynn

Girl, born December 2002

Down syndrome

 

Well, doesn’t this little pixie look like a spit fire?   Those deep brown eyes are gorgeous!

 

Large families welcome, travel required.  Married couples only.  Gracelynn could be adopted with Rania, Kinley, and/or Emmalyn.

 

$10,000.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

 

Barrett

Guardian AngelBoy, born October 2011

This little love has a heart defect and numerous other health issues:  condition after resection of coarctation of the aorta, aneurysm of interatrial septum with multiple defects perimembranous (VSD), laryngotracheomalacia (collapsed airway), micrognathia (abnormally small jaw), tracheostomy

It’s suspected that Barrett may have Pierre Robin syndrome or a chromosome deletion. Families should be prepared for additional health needs, just in case.

Barrett desperately needs a family to give him the love, attention and medical care he needs to thrive.

 

$5,412.08 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Sabin

Boy, born October 2004

HIV-infection, IV clinical stage, no signs of AIDS, biochemistry test is good; congenital hydrocephaly (shunting); myatonia disorders; disco-visual nerve subatrophy; myelinic cone fibers; hypertrophy of palatine tonsils; two anomalous chords of ventricle; biliary dyskinesia; slight mental delay with minimal behavioral disorders, night enuresis, organic emotional instable disorders. Probable FAS.

He is said to be very careful and orderly, so he is probably a kid who does very well with routines and structure.  He is also described as very helpful.

 

$330.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Abner

Boy, born December 2009
Diagnosis:  after-effects of general disease of the central nervous system (neuroinfection); spastic tetraparesis with strong motor disorders; general mental delays, including speech underdevelopment; undescended testicles; shortcut frenulum of tongue; convergent squint

 

 

$70.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Anne

Anne2012Girl, born February 2008
Diagnosis: epilepsy, generalized form with severe seizures
Moderate mental delay

 

Sweet Anne, all dolled up for her picture!

She does have some general delays, and is not yet independent with potty training.  She would greatly benefit from being in a family!

 

From a family who met her in April 2013:
Anne is walking independently. She can go up and down steps with help. She smiles a lot. She likes to drop toys and watch them fall. She appears to be connected to her caregiver and goes to her for comfort.  She liked a music/light up toy but needed guidance to activate it. She appears pretty cognitively delayed, and doesn’t have any verbal language. I see a lot of progress in her with the right family and interventions!

Caius and Ezra are in the same orphanage with Anne.

Married couples only, travel required.

$155.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Katrina

katrina2014Girl, Born December 2001

Oh what a miracle, to have an updated photo of Katrina!!!    And there is the light I  knew had to be there!   She doesn’t realize it, but now that she has a profile here on Reece’s Rainbow, Katrina has a CHANCE…a chance for a new life, a family of her own, to get out of these four walls and to have something to smile about.

From her medical records:  Down syndrome, significant cognitive delay (coupled with FAS), flatfoot, partial atrophy of optic nerves, esotropia, secondary cardiomyopathy.
From a missionary who visited in August 2014:   ”Katrina is such a clever little munchkin. She mimics lots of different things, massage therapy, diapers changes, hammering in nails. Pulling faces the whole time, she is hilarious!  She loves cuddles and once she has you she doesn’t want to let go.  She still drinks from a bottle.  She can walk.  She cannot talk (yet). She can be a bit rough at times (scratching / hitting / pushing) so would be better in a family with bigger kids. She just wants to be loved. ”

From a missionary who visited with her in March 2012: Oh my heart…I so wanted to bring her home!   She is a giggly soft hearted darling…she needs a mama!

From a family who met her, summer 2014:
Katrina was sitting in a stroller both times we saw her but I know she can walk. She seemed very happy to sit and listen to music during a concert for the orphanage, and she looked over at us with curiosity a few times. Her eyes are gorgeous. She was super cute and smiley, also calm and entertained when we saw her.

She was one of the girls selected for the group home, and the individual attention and instruction should really help her transition into a family! Even though she is getting better care right now, she would make even more progress in a real home. She needs a family!

Katrina and Tania can be adopted together if a family is approved and interested.   10 day wait often waived here.  Married couples only, larger families welcome.

$6,071.80 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Eric

Guardian Angel

Boy, born Dec 2008

 

Eric is a smiley little fellow who likes to feel his caretaker’s heartbeat or pulse, because it comforts him. He would be a wonderful little brother in a household of older children.

 

Eric has arthrogryposis and compensated hydrocephalus. He has had a surgical repair of spina bifada. Overall, he is healthy and would do well in a family without smaller children. His upper body is quite strong and he has full use of his hands, fingers and arms, but he has little control or movement in his lower limbs and they are significantly smaller than his upper body. He can squeeze very tightly with his hands, and reach a full arm’s length with no problems even though his resting position is the one you see in the pictures. He does not talk, according to the caretakers but does make sounds to communicate. Cognitively, he has significant delays due to his history of spina bifida and hydrocephalus. He is very much still an infant in many ways.

 

The picture in the orange shirt was taken at age 18 months, and the second picture was taken at 3 years old. He may have a sister a few years older in a different region who possibly could also be available for adoption or he could be adopted separately. She also has special needs.

 

 

$752.39 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

James LA

Boy, Born May 2011

CO-A

 

Sweet baby James!   Healthy besides his Down syndrome, and waiting for his forever family.  Full medical and social history available.

 

  • Single heterosexual parents may adopt
  • No family size restrictions
  • Both parents must travel to the country and stay until completion of adoption — approx 5-7 weeks (one parent may leave after a week or two)
  • Estimated total cost $21,000-24,500
  • Multiple unrelated children may be adopted together

 

$5,841.72 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Warren

Boy, Born July, 2010
PRC
Blind and cleft palate

 

This resilient little boy was very small and weak at intake and was diagnosed with cleft lip and palate and blindness when he came into care at approximately 2 months old. The orphanage decided to move him to a therapeutic care facility in a different city to receive more specialized treatment. Once there he gained weight quickly and after just one month his overall health and development improved.

Warren is now able to sit in a baby seat, hold his head up for several minutes, and turn over without help. He smiles when played with or his name is called, and he can hold a toy and grab a hand. He likes to kick often too, and his arm and leg development is reported to be good. He is now an excellent eater and is not picky with food. His caregivers are hoping to schedule him for cleft lip and / or palate repair surgery soon. Further assessment on his vision impairment is needed. This child needs a family that has experience with vision issues, access to appropriate resources for vision impaired children and cleft lip and palate services and resources, and understands the social impact of blindness.

$1,709.56 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Kade #16-2

KADE_ 2013 photoDOB: 2002
Diagnosis: Down syndrome, asthma

Kade is currently living in a mental institution but is doing very well. He is attending school in the local village. His gross and fine motor skills are well developed. He colors inside the lines, feeds and dresses himself and is toilet trained. His expressive and receptive language is developed. He answers to his name, follows directions and repeats the names of objects. He participates in games and seeks out contact with other children. He enjoys playing with stuffed animals, musical toys and mechanical toys.

 

His play is appropriate. He is impulsive and will get upset if he doesn’t get his way. However, he is not aggressive toward himself nor toward other people.  He has a short attention span and will often give up easily when an activity is too hard and ask to do something else instead.  Kade is described as calm, inquisitive, headstrong, sensitive and communicative.

 

Update from Feb 2013: Kade is toilet trained, feeds and dresses himself, says some words, follows directions, and is not aggressive. He attends special education classes taught by teachers who come to the institution for instructional time. He is active and enjoys playing outside and staying busy. He enjoys the attention from the staff and will act silly to get them to pay attention to him. We have several current photos and a video of him. In the video, he is playing on playground equipment, following directions, joking around with staff and making funny faces at the camera and you can hear him say a few words too. He is living in a mental institution, but he is well cared for and doing quite well.

 

$7,500.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Madden #61-1

Madden-BulgariaDOB: 2004
Down syndrome

Madden is doing very well!  He is physically healthy and has never had any medical concerns. Like most children with Down syndrome, he’s physically small for his age. He weighed 34 pounds on his 7th birthday.

Developmentally, Madden is delayed. He can walk and has good gross motor skills. He is talking and can say words and use simple sentences. He knows and pronounces his name and the names of the other children and care givers in his group. His articulation is not always clear.  He is receiving speech therapy.

 

Madden is described has having difficult with focus and attention. He follows directions and is very compliant with the teachers and staff when given encouragement and positive feedback. He is learning a variety of life skills, including dressing himself, brushing his teeth and making his bed. He enjoys playing with toy blocks and trucks. In September 2011, he began attending a daycare center to assist him in learning appropriate social skills and to help integrate him into the local community.

More photos available.

$3,645.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Andrue #16-4

DOB: 2004
Andrue was raised by his birth family until he was 9 months old. At that time, he was hospitalized for genetic testing and when the diagnosis of Down syndrome was confirmed, he was left at the hospital. He was then transferred to an orphanage and later on, to an institution for children with mental disabilities, which is his current home. He walks, climbs and catches a ball. He likes to play with stuffed animals and has one favorite stuffed animal that he carries around with him.  He reacts to his name and follows simple directions. He pronounces some syllables and attempts to communicate, but his speech is not yet developed.  He smiles when spoken to and enjoys cuddling with familiar adults.

 

$10,000.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Kristopher

kristopher
Boy, born September 2004
Cerebral paulsy, spastic diplegia, mental delay, epileptic syndrome, crossed eyes.

 

Look at the bright smile on this handsome boy!  Kristopher has cerebral palsy and is cross-eyed, but would do so well in a family of his own!

Update from someone who met him in summer 2013:
Kristopher is one of those wise old souls. He is very intelligent and loves it when adults come and visit him. He’s also quite the charmer – the head of Child Services for the region was so charmed with him she gave him a life-sized stuffed crocodile for a present! Kristopher loves his classes at the orphanage and always strives to please the teacher, and he has many friends. He also loves music – one of the other missionaries let him play with her harmonica the first day and every day after that he asked for “the thing that blows”. He has some strabismus and gets around well in his wheelchair. The director would love for a family to adopt him, and she says he would do well.

Update March 2014:
This kid is awesome!!!  He’s a very healthy weight, quite strong in his upper body (which appears to be not affected or just minimally affected by the CP), and although his spasticity in his legs is obvious, he still is able to stand from sitting in the wheelchair, and walk while pushing the wheelchair.  He rolls his own wheelchair, however, since the chair he is in is too big for him, and not designed to be self-propelled by the rider, he has to lean very far over one side to reach the wheel.  For those familiar with CP- his heel cords are tight and feet are pointed downwards.  He has very little ROM in the right foot, but some in the left.  He legs are “scissored”, with the right pulled slightly over the left, indicating involvement of the adductors in the spasticity.  He has tightness in his hamstrings. Without a full medical exam and some PT, I don’t know how much is just spasticity or whether it could be contractures- but even with those restrictions, he is still able to stand and walk some.  His torso seems strong and his neck does as well.  He is a very sweet boy- a bit shy and quiet in his responses at first (although he grinned and giggled the entire time, very pleased with the attention), but smart as well.  He very, very, very much wants a family- in fact, he is the one who heard we were there for our daughter, and found the director and begged her to bring his family to him as well.  He has great motivation to walk and move around, and very much wants to be a typical boy, but without the medical care for his CP, his options here are limited.  He is about the height of a typical 8 year old, but solid in weight.  He interacts well with the adults and children in the groupa, and seemed very appropriate (not overly affectionate or engaging) when he met new people.  He frequently looked to the familiar adults for confirmation that it was ok to talk to us and preferred their attention (which is good news when it comes to transferring attachment to a new family).  He is an adorable little guy with an engaging grin that just lights up his eyes, and he very much would love to have a family of his own.

Kristopher can be adopted with Collier, Dylan, Cambria and Tatumn. He and Collier are in the same groupa.

$1,776.30 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Ulysess #46-2

Ulysess-BulgariaDOB: February 2004

Diagnosis: Down syndrome, Chronic pyelonephritis, hydronephrosis first degree to the left kidney

Ulysess is considered significantly delayed. As of March 2011, he was not independently walking. He can pull to a stand, walk while holding someone’s hand, walks behind push toys and climb in and out of his crib on his own. He holds toys in his hands and plays with them. He enjoys music and smiles when someone sings to him. He does have some sensory issues and will often hide his head in his hands. He demonstrates some auto-aggression by hitting the side of his head with his palm.  He has frequent kidney infections and it is possible that he experiences pain from his kidney condition that effects his behavior.

$5,712.67 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Tania

tania-2014Girl, born August 2002.

 

She is said to be independent and active, and she especially loves to swing.  She is shy with other children, and seeks attention from adults, cuddling up when hugs and affection are available.

 

From her medical records:  Down syndrome, esotropia, flatfoot, secondary  cardiomyopathy.

 

From a missionary who visited in August 2014: “ she is full of energy, she’ll keep you on your toes. She eats very well and can feed herself. She can walk, run and jump. She doesn’t talk but she makes sounds. She is very boisterous and on the go, she needs big brothers in her life!

 

From a missionary who visited with her in March 2012:  One time the care giver made her sit with other children she was so desperate for me all to herself shecried! she really didnt want to share me.   This is seriously one child who wants a Mama!   She seemed so bright, there is so much potential here being wasted.   She whacked the other children to keep them away from me but I could tell she was not an aggressive child.  Tania is fiesty and able and just desperate for love!  I loved her!!!   I wanted to bring her and Katarina home.  Tania is always active and she loves playing with her swing set, unlike the other kids who rather just play with their toys. The child is a bit shy around the children of her age.  However, she is very brave and courageous when dealing with new visitors.  The girl suffers from a lack of motherly care and gentleness, so she is attracted to everyone who is nice and kind to her.   She hides her lonely soul behind the wall of her active and independent lifestyle.   But as soon as she receives a warm hug and a little love, the mischievous girl suddenly becomes docile and calm.

Larger families, older parents welcome. This region does often waive the 10-day waiting period!

From a family who met her, summer 2014:
Tania is such a tiny little cutie! I can’t believe she is still waiting! She was also a good friend of one of our boys. Every time he sees her picture he will call out her name.We saw her with the other kids from her home at a concert at the orphanage. She was watching everything and danced to a few of the songs. She was the size of a petite five year old, but proportionally small, not too skinny. Her hair is just starting to grow out and is so pretty. She waved and smiled at us a couple times while we were there with our sons. When everyone walked back to the homes after the concert, she got mixed in with our group as her caregivers were pushing wheelchairs and going more slowly. When our group pointed back to where her group was, she turned and walked back very agreeably. She had no trouble walking the fifteen minutes in each direction. We didn’t hear her talk, but she did seem to understand what the caregivers were saying.

She would do so well in a family. The home she is in now is more of a family setting with fewer children and more individual attention, but it is not the same as a real family and they can’t stay there forever. It will give her a great head start to transitioning to a family though!

$8,052.45 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Harriet

Girl, born March 2007

URGENT:  FACING IMMINENT TRANSFER to the INSTITUTION

Harriet has a cleft hard and soft palate.   She has many facial features of fetal alcohol syndrome, please research this condition as a preparation for her needs.  There are several children in this orphanage who could be adopted together!

From an adoptive family who visited with her in Jan 2012:  We saw Harriet (3) today. She has the thickest, dark curly hair and beautiful eyes! She snuck out of the groupa room to come see us. I got to hold her for just a moment. She’s really tiny. Working on pictures.

$732.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Troy

TroyBoy, born September 2003Troy-001

mild mental delays

 

Troy has been transferred to the local Internat.  He is listed as having a mild mental delay.  (His eyes look odd here because of the red eye reduction used on the photograph.)

Troy does not speak, but understands speech addressed to him.

Troy could be adopted with Sammy and Garrett.

From a family who met him in 2012:
The profile says he is non-verbal and that is true, he did not talk at all while I was there.  However he was extremely gentle, kind, and had a very sweet demeanor.  I took bubbles one day and all the kids mobbed me wanting to play, Troy just stood there patiently smiling at me and waiting his turn.  I don’t think I ever saw him without a smile on his face.  He would sit next to me at the table and would stare very sweetly at me and when I would make eye contact he would put his arms out to give me a hug.  I do not know about his cognitive ability because I just did not get to spend enough time with him but he did understand the instructions he was given by his teacher and care taker at the boarding school with no problems, obeying them and following all their instructions (with a smile on his face).  Physically he had no problems.  I do not know if his lack of speech is due to trauma or an actual inability to form words.  I will absolutely never forget how gentle and loving he was, he lives to be hugged and he loved what little one-on-one attention I was able to give him.  He was so patient and kind to the other kids.  A family would be blessed to have this precious boy as their son!

$145.10 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Megan

megan2013Girl, Born October 2002

 

Praise God for a new photo!  Isn’t she BEAUTIFUL!?   This beautiful girl is waiting for her forever family.   She has blonde hair and blue eyes.  She was born with Down syndrome, and is positive for Hep B.

 

$10,462.05 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

 

Elise

Girl, Born April 2005

 

Elise a lovely girl who is six years old.  She is blessed that her mother and grandmother visit her sometimes, but she is in need of a forever family. 

 

Elise was born with CP.  She walks with a push walker.  

 

From her caregivers:  friendly, communicative, likes to play with other children; memory is not very good; not very active.

Many more photos available. 

 

$173.35 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Marla

Guardian AngelGirl, Born March 2007

FACING IMMINENT TRANSFER!!!

 

Poor sweet Marla …she was born with severe CP.   She has a loving personality, but is completely immobile on her own.  She is facing transfer soon and will remain bedridden the rest of her life if she is not adopted :( (

From her medical records:   Congenital malformation of the CNS: microcephaly, spastic tetraparesis.   Can not walk.   Does not speak. 

Married couples only, older parents and large families welcome, travel required.   More photos available. 

$2,562.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Brittany

brittany2013-1brittany-2013Girl, Born April 2005

SO THANKFUL FOR A NEW PIC OF BRITTANY!   She looks wonderful!!!

Brittany is a beautiful girl with striking blue eyes.  Brittany has Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.    She is able to walk and speak some, but she is quite delayed.  She will so benefit from having a loving family of her own.

From someone who met her:  She is very active and loves helping others.  She can dress herself, feed herself, and do other tasks with minimal help.  She loves reading stories to herself and hearing other people tell stories.  The staff wants to make her feel like she’s just like the other children, even though she’s more disabled than the rest of them.   She says she has many friends, and loves to dance and sing. She’s also very shy.   She keeps asking around for a mama.

 

More photos and VIDEO available:  http://mediapasport.com.ua/41-anastasiya.html

 

Married couples only.  Older parents and large families welcome.  Travel required.

 

$6,028.60 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Gabrielle

Girl, Born October 2006

 

From her medical records:  symptomatic early myoclonic encephalopathy, spastic tetraparesis, severe delay of psychospeech development, perceptive hearing loss

 

Gabrielle really needs a family of her own!  She will remain bedridden for the rest of her short life if she is not adopted, and is facing the institution very soon.

 

$2,709.30 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

 

Samuel #3-2

Samuel (2)Boy, Born June 2003

Samuel has Down syndrome, an undescended testicle & flat feet. He also has a functional heart murmur that does not require therapy. He is integrated in a room with healthy children. He walks independently. He can drink out of a cup but still requires assistance with feeding. He carries our simple verbal instructions.  He seeks out the company of adults. His development is delayed in all areas.

Additional photos and videos from March 2014 are available from the agency.

 

UPDATE March 2014:
Samuel is now living in a foster home. His foster mother is a retired school teacher and she shared her opinion that Samuel would do very well in an adoptive family.

Samuel (1)He is attending a day program for children with special needs where he is receiving basic academic instruction and therapy. He is working on becoming more independent with life skills. He is not currently talking, but he is able to express his wants and needs using gestures and nonverbal communication. His foster mother is encouraging him to vocalize more and make sounds so that he can learn to say words. He enjoys playing with other children and is not aggressive. He responds to verbal directions. He lives in the foster home with one other child and they are good friends. When he’s at the playground, he seeks out older children to play with. His foster mother reports that he enjoys eating sandwiches and drinking sweet tea. She is doing everything possible to prepare him for life with a forever family, as it is her hope that he will one day have a permanent adoptive family of his own!

$7,500.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Eric

 

BOY, Born October 29, 2006

SIGNIFICANT RISK, PLEASE ADOPT ME SOON!!

 More medical info coming, please check back soon.
Eric will be institutionalized and remain bedridden for life…he needs a family quickly!


$1,000.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Preston

40710133438 Preston 2014BOY, Born July 5, 2006
Cerebral palsy
After-effects of inflammatory diseases of the central nervous system; optic nerve atrophy; conductive and neurosensorial hearing loss; atopic dermatitis; cryptorchism; severe mental delay

SIGNIFICANT RISK, PLEASE ADOPT ME SOON!!

 

Preston will be institutionalized and remain bedridden for life…he needs a family!  He has been waiting far too long!

$388.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Kyle

BOY, Born December 23, 2005

Kyle has CP, but he can walk.
$1,519.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Amelia #2-1

Ameliaameliafromtoni-croppedGirl, Born August 2001
Down syndrome

Amelia was born with a Congenital cardiac malformation – Fallot’s tetralogy. Surgery was performed in 2005 and her heart condition was completely corrected. Amelia is currently living in a mental institution. She is delayed in all aspects of her development but does receive therapy. She also participates in the granny/grandchild program at the institution. She walks with support. Her speech is developing. She is making sounds and can say “no” and attempts to say the word for granny. She responds to her name, follows basic directions, and plays with toys. She drinks from a cup and eats independently. She enjoys affection, responds well to being cuddled, and is a very happy child.

Photo and medical report were updated in February 2010.

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$6,085.60 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

 

Isabelle #2-2

Isabelle Sept 2013 (1)Girl, Born February 2002

Down syndrome

From her medical records:   The child is in a very good general condition. Elementary thinking processes are observed. She can’t speak but pronounces sounds and combinations of sounds: ba-ba, etc. that are completely random. She knows her name and reacts when called. She carries out elementary orders. She is not oriented for place and time. Her attention is unstable, her memory is mechanic.

In emotional aspect the child is calm, merry and playful. She enjoys the attention that she is paid and actively seeks it. She easily enters into interaction with the children and the adults in the orphanage. She has friends among the children and prefers to play with them. She reacts actively in musical classes – makes rhythmical movements, but almost doesn’t play with toys and prefers to put them in her mouth or toss them.

The child walks independently and carries out the orders of the physical therapist – crouches, stands up. She already eats by herself. She doesn’t signal about her physiological needs and is taken care of entirely by the personnel of the orphanage.

The child is being taught to put her clothes on and take them off on her own. The training for gaining life skills continues.

Single moms and large families welcome, easy travel!

$4,427.25 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

 

Dawn #17-1

Girl, born 2001

Down syndrome

Update May 2012:
Dawn lived in an orphanage until she was three, when they moved her to an institution.

She just started walking a couple of months ago. She enjoys interacting with adults and playing with toys. Her favorite activities and toys revolve around music. She understands what is said to her but does not have any meaningful speech at this time. She reacts very positively to attention, smiles and cheers when adults interact with her. She attends a class at the institution, but does not go to school outside of the institution. She has not had the opportunity to experience many of the ordinary activities that other children her age are naturally exposed to due to the length of time she’s been institutionalized. She doesn’t have any medical or behavioral concerns. She just needs a family willing to look past her age to see her potential!

SINGLE MOMS, OLDER PARENTS, & LARGE FAMILIES WELCOME, EASY TRAVEL.   MULTIPLE CHILDREN CAN BE ADOPTED AT THE SAME TIME FOR LOW COST.

$10,000.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Devon (Brian)

Devon11007070126 (1)Boy, Born October 15, 2001

 

Devon was previously listed as “Brian” — but it’s the same boy!  He’s so handsome, and still waiting for a family.

 

$2,106.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Thomas

Boy, Born August  2007Guardian Angel

From his medical records:  congenital anomaly of the brain, internal hydrocephalus, spastic tetraparesis, convergent strabismus.

Does not speak, but smiles a lot.

$136.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Kirk

Guardian Angel

BOY, born August 28, 2006

 

From his medical records:  Connective tissue dysplasia, chest distortion, crossed eyes, delay of psychological development, functional cardiopathy.

 

$2,674.70 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

 

Yasmine

yanakrem-3Girl, Born June 19, 2004

SIGNIFICANT RISK, PLEASE ADOPT ME SOON!!

Yasmine is walking sunshine!  What a glorious smile and a personality to match!  Yasmine was born with CP.  She has congeinital hydrocephaly as well.   Her feet/ankles are turned in, but she is able to pull to a stand and tries so hard to get around!   Surgery and therapy can make a world of difference for this darling little girl.
She is already 8 and facing the institution soon.    She is blessed to still be at the baby house.
Let’s find a family for her FAST!!!
PLEASE HELP!  TRANSFER IMMINENT!!
More photos available, please inquire.  Older parents and large families welcome.  MARRIED COUPLES ONLY.  Travel required.
$2,347.10 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Valerie

Girl, Born February 2004

SIGNIFICANT RISK, PLEASE ADOPT ME SOON!!  Valerie has been transferred.

Isn’t Valerie cute??  She is diagnosed with hypothyroidism.  She also has strabismus (crossed/lazy eyes).    She is diagnosed with developmental delay, and shows many of the facial characteristics of a child with FAS (Fetal Alcohol syndrome).  But she is a darling girl, very active, loving and affectionate!   She is facing the institution soon.  I hope a family is out there waiting just for her!

If you are unfamiliar with FAS, please spend some time researching this condition.  Just as with Down syndrome, FAS and FAE have a wide variation of effects on each child, both medically, physically, and cognitively.   This is typically dependent on how long during the pregnancy the mother consumed alcohol, and of course, how much.   There is no way to know this ahead of time.

 

Donations will be accepted for this child when further information is received.

Jewell

Girl, Born April 2006
Cerebral palsy / TBI

 

SIGNIFICANT RISK, PLEASE ADOPT ME SOON!!

Eugene is really a GIRL! After all this time, we have learned he is a SHE.

Dark brown hair and blue-green eyes.  She has severe CP, but has recently started walking!

Jewell is the victim of parental physical abuse, and suffers from post-traumatic brain injury, which has further complicated her delays and struggles.

She does have a sister with mild delays whom she can be adopted with or by herself.


$986.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Nicholas

BOY, born November 9, 2006

Nicholas is officially diagnosed with FAS (fetal alcohol syndrome).  His delay is considered significant. He needs a loving family to help him achieve all he can be.  He does not appear to have any additional medical complications from his FAS. This picture makes him seem to have vision problems, but I think it’s just a bad picture.

If you are unfamiliar with FAS, please spend some time researching this condition.  Just as with Down syndrome, FAS and FAE have a wide variation of effects on each child, both medically, physically, and cognitively.  This is typically dependent on how long during the pregnancy the mother consumed alcohol, and of course, how much.  There is no way to know this ahead of time.

$60.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Kolya #7-2

Kolya

Boy, Born August 2004

 

Main diagnosis: Down Syndrome. Asthma with prevailing allergic component. Lagging behind in his neuro-psychical development. Abnormally low weight; full medical records available

 

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$1,197.70 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Jason

Jason (1)Boy, Born April 10, 2003

 

HELP!  I have been transferred to a remote institution, with no hope of finding my family without you!

Jason spends his time either in a crib or in a stroller, sitting outside.

He needs a lot of love and attention … He is a good, sweet child, but he has a lot of self-injuring behaviors.  Unfortunately, he is often restrained because he hits himself really hard.

Update Nov 2012:  Jason is learning to walk with support!

 

From a  family who visited with him in June 2013:   I saw Jason this morning. I got to take him for a walk in the stroller, play with him, feed him (twice!), and get him ready for his nap. He is wonderful. He loved it when I made my hand crawl up his belly and tickle him under the chin. I was rewarded with loud laughing and a huge smile. He liked to have me rub his feet, and whenever I would stop he would stick his little foot up for more. He makes noises but he does not talk. He can walk if he holds both of your hands, but he prefers to crawl as he can go faster. He is the king of the bouncy seat. He sits in it whenever he can, and he shooed away another child who came too close. ;) He is about the size of a four year old and is in a 4/5 shirt. He’s heavier than I thought he would be, but I can carry him easily. I’m totally in love.

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

$3,468.57 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Matvey

Boy, Born August 28, 2004

 

SIGNIFICANT RISK, PLEASE ADOPT ME SOON!!

 

Matvey is such a cute little boy, with blonde curls!   He is cognitively delayed, but does not seem to have any official diagnosis other than that.  He has amazing potential!!   He was transferred to another region in 2010.

Please give this little guy a chance to fulfill his potential!    One of our own adoptive families who visited with him in March 2008 shared this with us:  “This little guy did NOT want to be photographed!  He was quite happy doing whatever he was doing before being brought into the room but having his picture taken was not high on his priority list.  He has “deep mental delay” (understand that this is according to Eastern European standards — he was more aware and alert than a child with Down syndrome might be at the same age).  I can’t tell you his eye color because he down-right refused to look at me, but those blonde curls sure were cute!”

$310.80 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

This child is in a region that is currently not open to adoptions. We are no longer able to accept new donations for this child. The current grant funds will remain with this child until the unrest is resolved or the children become permanently unavailable for adoption.

Brett #19-1

Boy, Born August 23, 2001

Diagnosis: Down Syndrome, Severe lagging behind in his development, Alopetio areata

Brett was born premature at home and taken to an open field, where he was abandoned. He was there for 6 hours before being rescued and taken to a local hospital, where he was treated for shock, hypothermia, bug bites all over his body and difficulty breathing. Once released from the hospital, he was placed in an orphanage and later transferred to a mental institution, where he lives today.  From a physical standpoint, he suffered several bouts of bronchitis and other sicknesses as a young child. He does have alopecia (hair loss), but does not have any other health problems at this time. Based on one of the video clips, it appears that Brett is able to pop his hip out of socket, as his can turn his leg at an unnatural angle.   He can walk and move freely around in his environment.

 

Brett suffers from many delays as a result of spending over 10 years in an institutionalized setting.   He walks, plays with toys, communicates using gestures and interact with adults at will. He is NOT aggressive.   The staff cares for all his basic needs and he is not receiving any academic instruction or any noted therapies at this time.

 

Several photos and videos of Brett from December 2012 are available.

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$10,450.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Marlowe #18-1

Boy, Born August 2001

 

Diagnosis: Down Syndrome, Inborn cardiac malformation – persisting arterial channel, Lung hypertonia, Severe lagging behind in his development.    Photo taken May 2009.

 

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$2,103.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Adam #16-1

DOB: 2001

Down syndrome

Adam has lived in a mental institution since shortly after his 4th birthday. Visitors to the institution have described it as very nice and more like a nice hotel than a mental institution. The children are well cared for and have many opportunities to experience things. Yet Adam is still missing the love and attention that comes with having a family of his own.

Adam is 10 years old. He walks and his gross motor skills are well developed. He does not talk at this time but does follow verbal directions. He feeds himself with a spoon but still requires some assistance with dressing. He plays with toys and enjoys music time, but prefers to play alone instead of with the other children. He is not aggressive toward himself nor others and is described as “a calm child”. He does the stereotypical rocking back and forth when sitting, which is a common “orphanage behavior”. He attends school in the local village. He’s in a special education class. He is not interested in most school activities, though he does enjoy music time.

Several additional photos and video clips of Adam are available. From the videos, he really enjoys playing in the pool!

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$2,249.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Ruslan

Boy, Born November 12, 2002

Down syndrome

ALREADY TRANSFERRED, PLEASE ADOPT ME SOON!!

Ruslan is a handsome young man who is in desperate need of a family right away.  He has strabismus, and is also a CARRIER of Hepatitis B.  (www.webmd.com) He is asymptomatic at this time.   We are trying to get more details on his Hep B….he is living in the general population of children, so they don’t appear to be very concerned about him transmitting it to other children.   (Typically, children with blood-born viruses such as Hep B and HIV are isolated in special orphanages and never available to be adopted, so we are thinking that maybe he tested positive at birth and hasn’t been retested, or he isn’t showing any outwards symptoms).

 

From a nurse in the infectious disease unit in a pediatric hospital:  *** Hepatitis B is something that children in the USA are routinely vaccinated for.   If parents have not received the vaccinations, they can easily go to their physician and receive the series.  With these vaccinations transmission is extremely minimal as vaccinated parties can have immunity to Hepatitis B. Titers (simple blood test) can also be drawn after taking the vaccines to make sure immunity has been acquired. Hepatitis B is also treatable with medications and people can also just be carriers of the virus.  This health condition is labeled chronic, but with proper medical treatment and simple precautions it is very treatable and the risk of transmission is minimal at most. ***

Ruslan has already been transferred out to the institution due to his age, but he can still be adopted!!    Please open you heart to little Ruslan….he needs you!

 

$8,734.70 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Daniel #14-2

Boy, born April 2001

 

From his medical records: The physical development of the child lags behind considerable from the indexes for the age. The child walks independently and climbs up stairs with support.  The movements of the child are not coordinated. The fine motorics are not perfected.   The child doesn’t have notions of time built up.  He orientates well in the space.  He recognizes his image in the mirror and looks at it with an interest.   He has perceptions for the main colors but cannot name them. The child is with insufficient ability for concentration of his attention. His active attention is attracted and kept with difficulties.    The child is communicative, initiates with ease contacts with the personnel, the other children and with strangers. He likes the contacts with adults. He is not conflict and has good behavior in the group.   He is prone to exhibiting whims and to be unhappy.   He protects a toy that is taken away from him. The intellect of the child is with deficit corresponding to the diagnosis of Down Syndrome. He shows attachment, joy, anxiety and guilt. He is calm and observes the play of the other children. He plays with them and enjoys contacts with them. He carries out simple orders  come here, give me your hand, and sit down. The child doesn’t have skills to serve himself built up, needs constant support. He can eat independently. He can’t put his clothes on and take them off on his own but cooperates when changed. He reacts to his name. He orientates in the daily routine. He doesn’t signal his physiological needs. The child understands the speech of the others when expressed elementary. He carries out orders and verbal commands. He pronounces single words by imitating. He is communicative, seeks contacts, and shows preferences in the interactions with the other children and the personnel. He has expressive mimics by which shows his emotions and attitudes. The child likes to listen to songs, laughs loud and claps with his hands. He moves in time with the music and is very lively and energetic. He attracts the attention of the adults by pulling them or patting them with his little hand because he can’t speak. He pronounces separate syllables: ma, ba, da as well as words from repetitive syllables: mama, baba.

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$5,000.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Dixon #2-3

Boy, Born March 2001

Down syndrome

 

From his medical records: Elementary thinking processes are observed. He can’t speak but pronounces separate sounds and some syllables. He knows his name and reacts when called. He carries out very elementary orders come here, give me your hand, and lie down. He distinguishes praise and reprimand. He is not oriented for a place and time. His attention is unstable, his memory is mechanic. He gives his hand for a greeting. He walks independently and has good general motorics.   The fine motorics are limited. In emotional aspect the child is calm and quiet. He rejoices at the attention he is paid but prefers to play alone. He likes to play with toys by turning them from all sides. He looks at his hands with a great deal of interest and entertains himself by making different movements with them. The child is taken care of entirely by the personnel.   The child is included in the project Granny and grandchild and learns how to eat independently.    A speech therapist works with the child in order to develop his speech skills. The training how to eat on himself continues.

 

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$2,532.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

 

Andruis (L)

andruis-2014-2Born December 31, 2000
Down syndrome

 

Thank God for a new photo and updated info about Andruis!   Andruis is a precious little boy who is 12 years old.  He is a New Year’s Eve baby, so he brings the promise of great things in every new year!

Andruis has some hearing loss and wears hearing aids. He continuously receives speech and music therapy.  As you can see from his photo, he is doing well, but desperately needs a family as he has been living at the institution since 2007.

 

Andruis attends the 5th grade at the special needs school.    He is able to walk/run and is active.  He smiles and is affectionate, but shy around people he doesn’t know.   He does not have much speech at all, but so much of this is due to his poor hearing.   Imagine how is world could open up with improved hearing aids!     His entire world, everything he processes, is delayed due to hearing impairment….signing may be the key to opening his whole world.  He is able to eat on his own.  He needs help with self-care/hygiene.   Andruis has SO much potential in a loving family.  He’s been waiting SO long and has lost so much time when he should have been at home!

 

From his medical records:  born premature at 35 weeks, 4th pregnancy.  Down syndrome, cognitively delayed, cochlear neuritis – hearing impairment. Atopic dermatitis. Hypermetropia on both eyes.   FULL MEDICAL RECORDS available upfront.

This is a GREAT country program, with excellent health and social care, and full medical records available upfront.    Andruis has been listed with us for many years, it’s his turn to find a family!  Interested families should be home study approved (or close to it)  to adopt an older institutionalized child and should not have very young children in the home.   Experienced adoptive families may be the best fit for Andruis.   Please inquire!   He is running out of time.

  • Married couples only (married at least 2 1/2 years)
  • Parents must be 18 years older than child; no more than 50 years old
  • Two unrelated children can be adopted together
  • Two trips are required
$21,559.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Mikale #38-2

Mikale2_2013DOB: 2003Mikale 2013
Down syndrome

Mikale has been transferred to a mental institution. He attends a specialized school. He interacts well with other children and does not have any behavior issues. He’s non-verbal, but he understands what is said to him and follows directions that are given to him. He plays appropriately with toys and enjoys blocks most of all. He feeds himself and assists with setting the table and also with cleaning up the toys. He seeks out adults and other people to interact with. He is physically healthy, with no past or current health concerns.

Additional photos and videos from January 2013 are available for interested families.

 

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$7,500.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Marty #6-7

MartyBoy, born June 2002
Down syndrome

Marty is described as a quiet and even-tempered child who has adapted quickly to the routine and daily schedule at the institution. He is able to walk independently. He assists with dressing and undressing himself and is learning to feed himself as well. He goes to the toilet when reminded to do so by the staff. He is not yet speaking but demonstrates understanding and follows basic requests.

He plays with other children and interacts well with adults. He responds to his name and loves attention from the caregivers. He has a special bond with one specific care giver. He loves to play with toys and shows a preference for stuffed animals.

Marty has already been transferred to an institution.

UPDATE March 2014:
He is a calm and quiet boy; good general condition; walks independently; eats, dresses/undresses and puts his shoes on independently; a 5th-grade student at an auxiliary school; vocalizes; understands what he is told; scribbles; establishes contact with other children and staff members; loves getting attention and being caressed; follows simple instructions; has formed a relationship of emotional attachment with one of the staff members; loves listening to music.

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$4,000.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Tanner #31-1

Tanner2_2014 Tanner_2014Tanner-Bulgaria
Boy, Born July 2001

Main diagnosis: Down Syndrome. Deafness. Converging strabismus. Obstructive and reflux nephropathia.  Lagging behind in his neuro-psychical development.

The agency has several photos and a video clip of Tanner from March 2014. In the video, he says “hi”, follows simple verbal instructions, gives someone a hug upon request and drinks from an open cup. Based on the video, he does appear to have some level of hearing.

$7,892.40 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Michael SN.26

 Boy, Born December 7, 2001

Latin America  SN.26

Diagnosis: Down syndrome, Hypothyroidism,  Language delay, Moderate mental delay

 

Michael says “HI MOM, do you see me?  I’m waiting for you!”   Michael is a handsome, happy, and active little boy!    He has been blessed to be very loved and well taken care of!  But here he is waving to his new mama, wherever she may be!  FULL MEDICAL and SOCIAL RECORDS available.   Michael is described as very loving and affectionate.  He is well adjusted and attached to his caregivers.  He is very active and physically capable…a typical boy! He receives therapy regularly and continues to work on his speech.  Please consider Michael!  His adoption will open doors for so many more children in this wonderful, but small, program!

From his caregivers:  Michael attends a school for children with special needs.  He has been in the orphanage since he was 2 1/2 years old.  Michael is very affectionate and has achieved a certain level of independence.  He demonstrates an ability to adapt quickly in various situations and has great capacity to give and receive affection.  He is working on improving his pronunciation.

Update Feb 2012: (further records available on development)
He is a child with fast adaptation to new situations, however when he gets confidence and trust to somebody, he has demanding and resistant behavior when somebody don’t do what he wants. The lack of an appropriate way to express his ideas, emotions and thoughts, generates emotions like sadness and frustration; this usually can be manifested in situations who are demanding.

Michael is a happy child, likes to show his affection, affectionate and with big desires of attention. His social development corresponds to mild retardation. In self-reliance activities his performance is independent, for which he only requires slight supervision. In activities which involve expressive and written language he still requires support.

Michael’s country is *beautiful* to visit, and is rich in culture and history.   Amazing trip no matter what time of year!

 

  • Single women or married couples, age 25-55
  • Both parents, one trip of 4 weeks
  • Total cost approx $27,000
$8,180.70 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Janie

Girl, Born March 8, 2006

So glad to have an updated picture of Janie!  She is blessed to still be at the baby house, but she will remain bedridden for the rest of her life is she is transferred.
Janie is a beautiful little girl who struggles with the effects of FAS.    She also has CP and some effects of hydrocephaly.   She is not able to walk on her own, and will need the loving and patient care of a family to help her achieve her potential.

If you are unfamiliar with FAS, please spend some time researching this condition.  Just as with Down syndrome, FAS and FAE have a wide variation of effects on each child, both medically, physically, and cognitively.   This is typically dependent on how long during the pregnancy the mother consumed alcohol, and of course, how much.   There is no way to know this ahead of time.

$3,617.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Miranda

Girl, Born August 25, 2004
Cerebral Palsy

 

SIGNIFICANT RISK, PLEASE ADOPT ME SOON!!

What a beautiful little girl!    Wispy blonde hair and bright blue eyes!  Miranda is healthy and developing well out side of her CP.    She is an orphanage favorite.   Waiting for more info on her ability to walk/speak, etc.

She has two younger siblings, their status is not known.

 

She was transferred from her baby home, and still waits for her family.  She has been listed for SO long!!

$144.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Nastya

Guardian Angel

Girl, Born July 27, 2005

 

Nastya was born with spina bifida and minor hydrocephalus.  She has had corrective surgery, but is not able to walk.   She has already turned 7 and needs a family right away to save her spending the rest of her life bedridden in a mental institution.
PLEASE HELP!
More photos available, please inquire.
$1,741.05 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Nate

BOY, born August 2006

 

Nate is a handsome young man!   He was born with CP, and has some vision problems as a result of CMV (cytomegalovirus). He has brown hair and big brown eyes.   He is not able to walk on his own, but he will truly blossom in a loving family, who can provide the therapy and encouragement he needs.  We are hoping to learn if he is being treated for the CMV, but he is asymptomatic at this time.

 

$161.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Jared

Jared (26)

BOY, born May 1, 2007

This handsome young man, with dark hair and dark eyes, was born with a rare genetic condition called Stickler Syndrome.  His medical records also indicate microcephaly, a common symptom of SS.

Individuals with Stickler syndrome experience a range of signs and symptoms. Some people have no signs and symptoms; others have some or all of the features described below. In addition, each feature of this syndrome may vary from subtle to severe.

A characteristic feature of Stickler syndrome is a somewhat flattened facial appearance. This is caused by underdeveloped bones in the middle of the face, including the cheekbones and the bridge of the nose. A particular group of physical features, called the Pierre Robin sequence, is common in children with Stickler syndrome. Robin sequence includes a U-shaped or sometimes V-shaped cleft palate (an opening in the roof of the mouth) with a tongue that is too large for the space formed by the small lower jaw. Children with a cleft palate are also prone to ear infections and occasionally swallowing difficulties.

Many people with Stickler syndrome are very nearsighted (described as having high myopia) because of the shape of the eye. People with eye involvement are prone to increased pressure within the eye (ocular hypertension) which could lead to glaucoma and tearing or detachment of the light-sensitive retina of the eye (retinal detachment). Cataract may also present as an ocular complication associated with Stickler’s Syndrome. The jelly-like substance within the eye (the vitreous humour) has a distinctive appearance in the types of Stickler syndrome associated with the COL2A1 and COL11A1 genes. As a result regular appointments to a specialist ophthalmologist are advised. The type of Stickler syndrome associated with the COL11A2 gene does not affect the eye.

People with this syndrome have problems that affect things other than the eyes and ears. Arthritis, abnormality to ends of long bones, vertebrae abnormality, curvature of the spine, scoliosis, joint pain, and double jointedness are all problems that can occur in the bones and joints. Physical characteristics of people with Stickler can include flat cheeks, flat nasal bridge, small upper jaw, pronounced upper lip groove, small lower jaw, and palate abnormalities, these tend to lessen with age and normal growth and palate abnormalities can be treated with routine surgery.

Another sign of Stickler syndrome is mild to severe hearing loss that, for some people, may be progressive (see hearing loss with craniofacial syndromes). The joints of affected children and young adults may be very flexible (hypermobile). Arthritis often appears at an early age and worsens as a person gets older. Learning difficulties, not intelligence, can also occur because of hearing and sight impairments if the school is not informed and the student is not assisted within the learning environment.

Stickler syndrome is thought to be associated with an increased incidence of mitral valve prolapse of the heart, although no definitive research supports this.

$1,103.05 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

 

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