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Hunter, Forest and Ridge

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Brothers – they need to be adopted together!  They are said to be “very good boys”!

 

 

Hunter, The oldest, was born in March 2004

Hyperkinetic disorders/Hyperkinetic conduct disorder; Nonorganic sleep disorder/Emotional sleep disorder; Benign intracranial hypertension; Other specified diseases of gallbladder; Flat foot

Hunter likes to eat a lot. He and his brother Hunter-001

Forest have a lot of energy. He really likes to do arts and crafts and play games. Most of the time he has a very sweet disposition. He is very keen to interact with adults. That being said if an adult is too rough with him things will start to escalate. If an adult tries to swat at him or restrain him in someway he may attempt to bite. Hunter can speak pretty well but he can’t always communicate what’s going on with his emotions. Hunter responds best to strong male figures. An attentive dad is key to a positive adoption for him. He is in grade 4 here but he can’t read, write, do math, or anything like that right now. He is schooled by himself and school mostly consists of arts and crafts. He is not unintelligent but very delayed. He likes soccer. He would be great in an attentive family where he and his brothers will get much attention and where they will be by far the youngest children. I would adopt him myself if I could be as focused on him and his brothers as he needs a dad and mom to be and if we had the space for them along with our current 3. He enjoys picking fruit and cleaning in the orphanage. He is never been far from the orphanage and he is interested in coming to America. He has communicated that he really wants to come to America and really wants a papa.

 

Forest, the middle boy, was born in Aug 2006
Mild mental delays; speech disorder

ForestForest likes to eat a lot. He does school the same way his brother Hunter does. He is considered to be in the second grade. Very sweet but also very active. Like his older brother, he needs to need a lot of attention to keep him from unintended harm. He likes to be outside. He has minor institutional self harming tendencies like scratching himself to leave marks. He does not do that a lot though. Forest loves to give hugs and kisses and hold hands with the adults.

 

Ridge, the youngest brother was born in Aug 2008
Stenosis of pulmonary artery; currently he does not require surgery. Tuberculin skin test – positive?

Ridge-001Ridge likes to clean. He was mopping the floor with an adult sized mop as I wrote this. He is a very small but sweet boy. He’s a very peaceful and charming child. He is not in school yet but he seems to be the most intellectual of his brothers. He will likely do better in school then his brothers when he gets the chance. He is so cute it is hard to imagine him spending another day without a family. When the boys orphanage shuts down Ridge will be separated from his brothers for several months because he is not old enough to go with his older brothers. I expect this will be a very traumatic time for him, so if a family could come for him as soon as possible that would be best. No family should hesitate to adopt these children as long as they are available to give the time and attention that these children deserve. If that is done the children will flourish.

Hunter

Hunter 2014

Ridge

Ridge 2014

 

$2,964.05 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!

Lynda

30815195533Guardian AngelGirl, born Dec 2008
Hydrocephalus, Severe mental delays

 

She is a very sweet and kind girl and extremely needs a family.  She will be 5 this December, so any new family may commit to her and start preparing a dossier.

She has siblings, but none are available for adoption; 2 older sisters live with birth mother and 1 younger sister has been adopted.

From a family who met her in summer 2013:
She was in my kids’ groupa.  She is the sweetest little thing and needs out of there ASAP!!!  She has the most noble quiet nature about her.  She is mentally delayed but has so much potential.  She was one of the least favored children in the orphanage and she is desperate for love.  On one occasion she wandered over to the play shelter where we were playing and was trying to eat our daughter’s cookie.  We didn’t have any extra (we brought treats for the groupa every three days or so) so my husband just picked her up to distract her and as soon as he did, she threw her arms around his neck and rested her head on his shoulder just soaking in the attention.  I can’t bear the thought of her being transferred!  She already has it bad enough.

 

$5,178.25 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Clark

30730200600 (2)30730200600 (1)Boy, born September 2011
Cerebral palsy, retinopathy, premature, severe myopia.
He cannot sit or stand.

 

 

$501.57 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!

Rhyder

30728134755Boy, born February 2003
Congenital malformation of entodermal canal, anus atresia (colostomy in 2003)

Rhyder is a very nice boy!  He has had several operations, and currently wears diapers.  He has “Absolutely normal mental development.”

 

$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!

Avery

30728131506Boy, born June 2004
HIV

 

 

$261.00 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!

Silas #4-12

Silas 412Silas 412 2010This 7-year-old boy has congenital deformity of the lower limbs (club left foot – after surgical correction; flat feet; wears orthopedic shoes); moderate mental delay; congenital internal hydrocephalus (slight, not progressive, no surgical treatment is necessary); some disturbances in behavior.

He doesn’t often get ill. He vocalizes and follows simple commands. As a result of the extra attention he has been getting in the last several months, he has demonstrated a good rate of compensating his delays and there has been a slight increase in the intensity of his psychological activity – he wants to go out, he demonstrates how much he enjoys going for a walk, he waits and gets annoyed when he is not taken outside at the regular time. He plays with toys. He helps the orphanage staff. He loves physical contact and initiates physical closeness with familiar adults. He likes getting individual attention.

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.

Virgil

30806220620Boy, born May 2006
Congenital cerebral hernia, hydrocephalus,  flail legs, slight mental delay, equinovarus, adenoid vegetations of I stage, paralytic strabismus, slight astigmatism, anemia,  TB-infection, congenital heart disease (open oval window), diffuse goiter of I stage

 

This lovely boy has a long list of diagnoses, but SO much potential for growth in a loving family!

$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!

Trever #4-08

Trever 408  (1) Trever 408  (2)This almost 8-year-old boy has moderate mental delay, cystic hydrocele and convergent concomitant strabismus.

 

He has built self-service skills (eats, dresses and undresses independently, potty-trained). He has marked progress in his speech development and tries to use more words and connect them in sentences. He interacts with children, albeit he prefers the company of adults.

 

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.

Wylie

30818205146Boy, born May 2009
hydrocephaly, epysyndrom, spastic tetraparesis, congenital defect of brain development

 

Wylie has a handsome boy who is facing transfer soon.

From a family who met him in 2014:

Wylie is a sweet boy, and obviously loved by the nannies. They often stooped down to talk to him, and walked hand in hand with him. He walked constantly, clapping his hands and smiling. He exhibited what I would describe as autistic tendencies. I don’t recall ever hearing him speak. One day he wondered out of his groupa (apparently the door wasn’t latched) into the common area we were visiting out son in. My husband took his hand and led him back. He has a special place in our hearts and we pray someone will see him and choose him. I would be glad to talk to anyone interested. He is precious. He’s at a great baby house, that is very pro-adoption, and in a faster region than most.

*** 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 and be prepared for 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. ***

 

$41.50 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!

Yvette #413

413 YvetteGirl, born January 2009

infantile cerebral palsy, symptomatic epilepsy, nystagmus, delayed physical and neuropsychological development. She takes a medication so as to prevent the seizures. She has daily rehabilitation, remedial massages and gymnastics.
In the last 4-5 months Yvette has started performing active movements with the hands – she reaches for and grabs a toy that has been handed to her. She turns from her back to one side. She loves it when someone talks to her and caresses her and she then produces joyful sounds. She maintains stable eye contact. She pronounces several one-syllable words.

 

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.

Rylan

30816163201Boy, born Sept 2008
microcephaly with internal hydrocephalus, hyperkinetic behavioral disorder (ADHD), mental delays

 

*** 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. ***

 

$63.00 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!

Carolina

Carolina 2013 (3)Girl, Born May 2006

Carolina is such a beautiful girl; beautiful brown hair with olive skin.  She has cerebral palsy, and does wear AFO’s on both feet.

From her medical records: Cerebral palsy, convergent squint, mental delay.   She can walk by supporter or holding one hand.  She says separate words, understands simple speech, is affectionate and friendly.   Physical therapy and a loving family will bring MIRACLES for this little girl!

Carolina was transferred in 2011 to a boarding school (not an institution).

Carolina 2013 (1)

UPDATE August 2013:

Carolina is a beautiful girl! She is about 4ft tall and about 50lbs. Her CP affects her mostly from the knees down. She does have cytomegalovirus. This was reconfirmed last year, but we were not able to find out if it is active, or if she merely was exposed while her mother was pregnant with her. CMV does cause brain damage if a baby is exposed in utero, so a family needs to be prepared for that, or for the fact that is IS transmissible when it flares. She is very strong and she does make her likes and dislikes known. Her biggest love is candy…but not chocolate! She likes white chocolate a lot though. She likes dolls, and can undress them herself. She has good use of her hands. She gets around by crawling or knee walking, which is great. Knee walking shows her hips are nice and strong. She loves to “dance.” Dancing, to her, is an adult bouncing her up and down for as long as you can stand to do it. She gets quite unhappy when you stop to take a break. The nannies make her walk a bit while holding onto hands, but her legs and feet are just not able to line up with her being so tight. She is very strong. She loves cell phones and will try to snatch them at any opportunity. A toy cell phone that plays music would be nice for her. She speaks, though it is like a toddler. She repeats the same few things over and over, but she does say a couple other words and used them correctly. She understands much more though and the caretakers speak to her in complete sentences. She just loves to move and bounce and be twirled around. She likes BIG movements. She was very briefly startled by my husband, but quickly discovered he could bounce her around longer and higher than I could…and so she quickly preferred him!
Carolina does have some institutional behaviors that a family needs to be prepared for. Her moods change quickly, and when she gets upset, she can throw herself to the floor, even injuring herself. She will hit, pull hair,etc if she is upset. She will throw large toys as well. The caretakers love her, but did express that she would likely not engage or interact with kids bigger than her, and would be likely to assert herself over anyone smaller. That is just how life in these places is. Families without small children would be best for her. An involved, hands-on Papa would be ideal, and a trampoline would be out of this world for her.
$3,908.08 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!
 

Lucie

30818222451Girl, born Jan 2009
Cerebral palsy, Epilepsy, partical optic atrophy , cross-eye, mental delay

 

What a pretty smile Lucie has!  She could do so well with a family.

 

$405.14 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!

Sabine

30818212820Girl, born Nov 2009
Epilepsy, left cross-eye

 

*** 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. ***

 

$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!

Chantelle

21221095254 Chantelle 2013 (3) 21221095254 Chantelle 2013 (2)Girl, born August 2007
CP dystonic-dyskinetic type, rough delay of static and locomotor activity, mental delay, umbilical hernia, congenital cataract, crossed eyes

URGENT!  CHANTELLE IS FACING TRANSFER

Sweet Chantelle has a list of diagnoses, but her main need is a loving family!   A family could help her reach her potential and save her from a life in a crib.

 

From a family who met her in fall 2013:
Chantelle is mostly kept in a laying room although I did seen her out in the main groupa room laying down in a gated play area. I believe she can roll around. I saw her holding things in her hands as well. She has a calm, sweet spirit and I had her smiling in the first minute of seeing her. I touched her precious little face and told her I loved her and she smiled. The other kids seem to love her and they liked going into the laying room to take pictures of her with me.  Chantelle so needs a family now! She won’t be kept at the baby house much longer. She is soooo beautiful, the pictures really don’t do her justice.

 

$54.50 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!

Athens

30816155509Boy, born Sept 2007
Cerebral palsy, double spastic hemiplegia, partial atrophy of disks of vision nerves, crossed eyes

 

$13.50 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!

Nash

Nash

2014

2014

Boy, born 2004

Hydrocephalus

 

From a volunteer who visited with him in July 2014:  ” Nash is still this very small boy. He has the size of a pre schooler. He is really cute though. He loves to have a man around. He showed my boyfriend all around the place. He loves to blow little wind mills and play games together. He doesn’t really speak the language they speak in his country, but he does make all kinds of ‘words’. He actually tries to make you understand and every now and then there will be an actual word in it, which makes it easier to understand what he says. He is potty trained and he understands language and knows quite well how to read the body language of the nurses. He’s a big help for the nurses, he carries toys inside and pushes wheelchairs. We suspect that he has some kind of visual impairment. He had the glasses of my boyfriend on for a moment and he seemed to be able to see much more, but I’m no eye doctor, so I can’t say for sure. All I can say is that this boy desperately needs out. He is quite healthy and he needs a family where he can blossom. He is an amazing boy and I have tons of pictures and a couple videos of him, where he shows his own goofy self. So please don’t let this boy wait any longer. Many of his friends from the orphanage have been adopted, but he is still listed. I want him out there! I want someone to see his potential and love him all the way home!

 

From a family who met him in Dec 2013: He seemed to be rocking more persistently. I noticed when music was being played or when we would actively engage him play he would rock nervously. However, he is a wonderfully sweet spirited child and is eager to please. He would always great us with a formal, “hello” and then lead us to take a seat. He never missed an opprotunity to rush out of the groupa and jump in our laps or include himself in whatever game we were playing with our boys. He so desperately wants to be loved. He called me, “Mama” and it broke my heart…how I wish I could have taken this precious boy as well. There were many days that we noticed him strapped to a chair or straight jacketed; I am not sure why because I never saw any self injurious behavior from him. He is very impulsive and easily excited but his joy simply radiates a room. He desperately deserves to be loved, valued and wanted….he only aims to please. The first thought that came to mind upon meeting him was, “He does NOT belong here”….he is so smart…though his speech is often slurred; but only slightly. He seems to be minorly effected by his hydrocephaly and gets along very well. His poor little hands do shake though; probably as a result of the pressure on his brain. I am unsure if he has been shunted or not; I felt around his head one day and did not feel the bump that would indicate he has. If he has not been shunted then that makes his case even more urgent. He desperately needs out! This boy has ALL the potential in the world…he just needs the right parents to break him free!  I also have a video with him in it, if a family is interested.

 

From someone who met Nash in 2012:  Nash is a wonderful little boy. He is always quick to excitedly greet visitors with happy squeals and a formal hello, and is quite insistent visitors take a seat in the chair he brings over to them :)  He is very helpful and obedient, and will sometimes bring toys over to the smaller kids in his group who cannot get toys for themselves. He is very talkative, but a lot of what he says is sort of like “Nash”-ese. He has no problem getting his point across, however, if it is important to him that you understand him! He likes to play with just about any toy; balls, legos, cars, light up toys, you name it he will play with it. He enjoys being silly and laughing, and especially thrives with one on one attention. He is generally a happy little guy, but does not like messes or rule breaking, and is not afraid to tell the other children “No” or try to right their wrongs if they are misbehaving. He very much aims to please! I feel Nash would adjust easily to and thrive in a family!

 

$1,968.80 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!

Faye

30818162858Girl, born July 2008
Microcephaly

 

$54.05 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!

 

 

Todd #21-12

 ToddTodd 2010 (1)Age: 8
Diagnosis: hydrocephalus (shunt has been installed), spina bifida aperta, agenesis of the left kidney, fragile bones and strabismus
 
Todd can sit independently. He talks and easily carries on conversations with adults. His intellectual development is right at the “normal” level on testing. He has a caregiver that works 1:1 with him daily.
Families who have visited the orphanage where he lives report that he is a very smart and friendly little boy. He is able to carry on a conversation and answer questions appropriately and plays hand held video games.
From a family who visited with him in September 2013:    ” We had a chance to meet this little boy at our childrens’  orphanage last week. He is a very smart and vibrant little boy. My heart breaks at the thought that if he is not adopted, he will be sent to an institution to live out his days. This boy needs a mom and dad to care for him and tell him he is loved and valued.  I just know his family is out there! “
Update, 2015:
He has so much character that he impresses greatly anyone who meets him. He acquires some new skills over time but as he gets older, his motivation for developing further is more and more dependent on the attention he gets from adults. He understands that some children get adopted and thus get a family. Whenever he happens to meet an adoptive family visiting a child in his orphanage, he tells them he would like to have a family, too. Growing up, he feels both the lack of a family and the need for one more and more heavily.
Additional photos and videos 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.

Trudie #416

OGirl, 8-years-old
cerebral palsy, hydrocephalus, hypotrophy, severe aphasia, severe mental delay

She responds positively to stimulation and contact. This girl has a good emotional tone. She is sociable and calm. She can reaches for, holds and manipulates with toys.
She cooperates with her caregivers.

 

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.

Erickson #415

415_Photo2_Aug13Erickson 415Boy, 8 years old
severe mental delays, agenesis of the left kidney

Erickson has a stable health condition and hasn’t been ill in the last year. He has significantly delayed neuropsychological development. He walks independently. He has good prehensile skills and responds to being called by name. He takes notice of his surroundings and makes attempts to interact and communicate with other children. A positive trend in his development has been observed over 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.

Keith #419

419_Photo2_Jun2013Boy, born June 2009
Hydrocephalus, epilepsy, atrophy of the left cerebral hemisphere, eye issues and blindness, and delayed psychomotor development

 

Keith stands up in his bed and makes steps sideways and he crawls. He takes a toy on his own initiative, transfers it from one hand into the other. He smiles when someone talks to him, laughs aloud when jested and produces syllables.

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.

Mona #28-1

MonaAge: 8
Diagnosis: developmental delays

 

Mona is physically healthy. She has delays in her development. At the time of her last report, she was talking, walking, feeding herself and had recently started attending school. She has been assigned a 1:1 caregiver to work with her several days a week and she has been demonstrating continuous progress since that began.

Additional photos and videos are available.

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.

Denzel

Denzel2Guardian AngelDenzel-2014Boy, born January 2001
mental delays, spastic tetraparesis, convulsive disorder

 

Sweet Denzel!  He is tube fed through his nose, and often swaddled to prevent him from removing the tube.    He ‘lights up’ and smiles widely when presented with musical toys — a greatly welcome distraction from his days spent staring at the ceiling.  There is so much a family could provide for him!

$1,016.40 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!

Garion

Garion2 GarionBoy, born August 1999
HIV, mental delays, nonverbal, possible autism

 

From a missionary who met him in 2013:
Garion is a very active boy.  He is one of the few children in the institution who seeks out ways to occupy his time. He loves to be outside and is often found climbing trees or playing in the dirt pile. He likes to carry a bucket around and fill it with the odds and ends he finds. He needs more stimulation then he gets in the institution. Garion does not talk, but he smiles at anyone who smiles and waves at him. He responds to his name. He is wary of strangers, but I was able to gain his trust. He does not like to be touched but eventually allowed me to kiss his hand.

One evening I spent an hour with him, throwing back and forth a ball made out of a pair of rolled-up tights. I would recommend Garion for a family that does not have young children. I really loved this boy and felt like he needed someone to work with him to bring him out of his shell.

Physically Garion seems fine. He is the right size and build for a kid his age. He is not small or too thin or anything.

I really, really loved this boy. Emotions pass over his face so plainly, and he looks scared a lot of the time. I think that the world doesn’t make much sense to Garion. I had to work really hard to gain his trust, but I see so much potential in him.

$1,445.70 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!

Gina (Missy)

Gina 2014 (2)Gina 2013Girl, born September 2008
Cerebral palsy

 

Gina has a sunshiney smile!

More pictures available, but she is seated in this chair in all the pictures we have.

From a family who met her in August 2013:
Precious Gina is so willowy and gentle. She is being loved and cared for in her baby house. She is soon to be transferred, though. Her groupa goes outside twice daily on nice days and she sits in a stroller staring at the leaves and feeling the breeze. When touched and cuddled, she moves her head toward you. Her skin is soft, and her hands are so gentle. She blinks with delicate eyelashes and seems to be trying to clear the fog to see you. I got to see her several times and each time her face lit up with a smile and she moved her chest side to side rhythmically to acknowledge her joy at being noticed. She is so full of life, and needs more therapy to help her reach her full potential. Gina deserves so much more than what she has been given. If only her mom and dad could look into her eyes and see how much life is behind them. She is a treasure, and is in desperate need of a family as she approaches the age of transfer. The institution she is headed for will not offer her anywhere near what she has now. Please see Gina before she is lost forever.

Gina received massage therapy regularly, is in diapers, and could use some dental care. She is very thin, but is being offered excellent nutrition. She is in a region that we felt comfortable having just mom stay for much of the travel. More pictures and a video available.

From a family who met her in early 2014: 
I did get to see her several times while the door was open to the groupa’s play room. She is so very skinny now. When she was left in her crib she was usually crying and trying to roll over. One day there was a sweet nanny holding her and singing to her. She had the biggest beautiful smile and was loving being rocked and sung to! Her hair looked like it had grown out some. She had really beautiful, sweet curls.

Gina is now available for international adoption as she recently turned 5.

$341.15 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!

Asher

Guardian AngelBoy, born February 2009

Cerebral palsy, spastic low paraparesis, retinopathy

 

Such a handsome boy!  He has such beautiful big eyes.

 

Large families welcome, travel required.  Married couples only.

 

$2,198.38 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!

Irina

Irina2012
Girl, Born March 5, 2005

Irina is a beautiful girl with dark hair and big dark eyes. She has a cleft palate. She is cognitively delayed, likely as a result of FAS. She is a precious and happy little girl, and will do great in a family. She can be *assertive* at times, but responds very well to individual attention and will really thrive as the “baby”.

Irina is a child who keeps to herself. Usually, if she plays with others, she prefers to stay in small groups, but she also can be okay with larger groups of children.   She prefers playing with children younger than she is.   Irina is a good listener and is a sweet and sensitive child.

From a volunteer who visited with her in July 2014:  ” Irina has been transferred from a preschool to a facility for children. She is really small for her age, the size of a toddler, and she is being bullied by other children in her group. They hit her and yell at her. They nurses don’t protect her. She seems really overwhelmed and tries to flee from it, but when they are all in the playpen there is nowhere to go for her. She needs to be rescued. She needs to get out of there. She was in a better place, but this must be an awful experience for her. She looks much worse than in the pictures. Unfortunately the nurse wouldn’t let us take pictures.”

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.

Irina has been transferred to the older child internat now.  She is with Juri and Jefferson.

$600.20 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Kanani

Girl, born April 2008

Anophthalmos of the left eye, optic atrophy of the right eye, spastic tetraparesis

Kanani has been transferred!

 

Lovely Kanani needs a family to help her reach her full potential.

 

From a family who met her in May 2012:

KananiLarge families welcome; travel required.Kanani is very sweet girl. She is well cared for in a good orphanage by caring nannies. She gets lots of outside time when it’s warm out but this time is spent lying down in the stroller as she can’t sit on her own. She can hold on to your fingers and seems to just love to have attention although with her eye troubles it is difficult for her to respond. She likes to have her cheek stroked and her hand held. She is quite stiff and in need of physiotherapy and most of all love and attention. We were told that she will be transferred to an institution very soon unless a family is found as children at this orphanage are typically transferred at age 4.

$6,710.00 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!

 

Todd

Boy, born December 2010

Blind

 

Todd is such a handsome fellow!

All we know is that he is listed as “blind” — not sure if he has any vision at all.

 

$283.10 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Carmen #1-9

DOB: 2002
Diagnosis: delays in all aspects of development

Carmen has spent most of her life in a family environment. She was raised by her birth mother until she was 3 years old. At that time, she was placed in a mental institution where the children are generally well cared for. At the age of 5, she was placed with a foster family. The family is missionaries and she lived with them for over 2 years, at which point they had to return to their home country. She moved from their home to another foster home, where she lived for over a year. At the age of 8, she was placed in a group home style orphanage, where she lives today. She was placed in the group home because her foster mother moved to a different town and could not take Carmen with her. The foster mother still visits her when she is able and takes her for weekend trips. She is well loved by therapists and others who’ve been involved in her care over the years and they’ve advocated for her to help her find a forever family.

Carmen is considered delayed in all aspects of her development. She feeds herself and drinks from an open cup. She walks and can go up and down steps independently. She cooperates with all self-help skills such as dressing and undressing. She maintains eye contact and responds to her name. Her speech is delayed, but she understands what is said to her. When she sees something she likes or wants, she will smile and clap. She interacts with the other children and participates in games and group activities. She is making progress in all aspects of her development. Her report has not been updated in over a year, so we are working to get information on her current developmental progress.

Valery

Girl, Born September 27, 2006

Valery was born with CP and spina bifida.  She has significant strabismus and “progressive hydrocephaly”.  She is not able to walk, and is significantly delayed in all aspects.   But she is still beautiful and deserving and can truly thrive in a loving family, with access to adequate medical care and nutrition.   Valery will remain bedridden for life, and will likely not survive the transfer to the institution.   Won’t someone consider being her “forever family”?
More photos available, please inquire.
$4,616.70 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!

Samuel

samuelBoy, born 2012

Delay of psychological and motor development, crossed eyes

 

 

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

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

Christian

christianchristian1Boy, born 2011

Congenital brain malformation, epileptic syndrome with frequent polymorphic seizures, cranial bones deformation, chest deformation, knee- and elbow-joints contracture.

The child is in medication sleep due to frequent seizures

 

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

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

Geoffrey

geoffreyBoy, born 2010

CP, internal hydrocephalus, mental delay, crossed eyes, medically induced chronic hepatitis, hip joints contracture, partial atrophy of optic nerves, secondary cardiomyopathy, nanism

 

 

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

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

Carl

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carlBoy, born 2011
Williams syndrome, congenital malformation of urogenital system, left pyelectasia, chronic pyelonephritis, organic amino acids derangement

 

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

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

Walter

walter1walter-001Boy, born 2010
Spastic parenteral paralysis, double hemiplegia, pseudobulbar syndrome, epileptic syndrome, severe mental delays, right loxia, hip dysplasia

 

 

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

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

Tanya

tanyaGirl, born 2010
Congenital brain malformation (callosal agenesis), right hemiparesis, phacomatosis, cardiomyopathy

 

 

 

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

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

Nicole

Nicole
Girl, born 2010
Microcephaly, abnormal development of the left upper limb, moderate mental delay

 

 

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

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

Harry and Will

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Will

harry

Harry

 

Twin Boys, born 2011, cannot be separated

 

Harry – Left hydrocele, Normal child, good development

Will – Internal hydrocephalus compensated, disgenesis of corpus callosum

 

 

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

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

Sierra

sierraGirl, born 2010
disorder of the brain, unspecified; mild intellectual disabilities; strabismus; Osteochondrodysplasia with defects of growth of tubular bones and spine; Moderate protein-calorie malnutrition

 

 

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

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

Mikey

mikey-001Boy, born 2010

HIV

 

Mikey is a very nice boy, with good overall development.  He will be available for adoption in late summer 2015.

 

$45.00 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!

Rhonda

rhonda1-001Girl, born 2011

Kidneys dysplasia, chronic pyelonephritis, partial atrophy of optic nerves, secondary cardiomyopathy, crossed eyes, after-effects of brain injury.

She is bedridden.

 

 

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

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

Ronan

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ronan1Boy, born 2013
Internal progressive hydrocephalus with brain atrophy, condition after shunting, ventriculitis, microphthalmia, congenital retina malformation, crossed eyes, mental delay

 

 

$36.00 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!

Ivan

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ivanBoy, born 2010
Heart condition – Tetralogy of Fallot

 

 

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

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

Marc

marc marc2Boy, born 2009

autism spectrum disorder, cognitive deficiency, mental delay

 

 

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

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

Buddy

buddybuddy2Boy, born 2009
Robinow syndrome, external-internal hydrocephalus, mental delay, secondary cardiomyopathy, minor heart anomaly, nanism, secondary enzyme defect, recurrent bronchitis

 

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

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

Sophie

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sophie1Girl, born 2012

Internal hydrocephalus compensated, tetraparesis, dysmetabolic nephropathy, chronic pyelonephritis, subnanism

 

 

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

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

Arthur

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Boy, born 2011

After-effects of encephalitis, spastic tetraparesis, hyperkinetic syndrome, crossed eyes, hip joints contracture, deep mental delays

 

 

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

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

Frank

frankBoy, born 2010
HIV II clinical stage

 

Frank has very good overall development.  He will be available for adoption in fall 2015.

 

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

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

Zayne #11-50

ZayneBoy, age: 1
Diagnosis: Atresia of the esophagus – not corrected

Zayne has been through several surgeries in his young life. He was born with VACTER-association. He has had 2 successful cardiac surgeries with a follow-up appointment scheduled in May 2015. He also had two surgeries for reconstruction of the digestive system with output of esophageal stoma and gastric stoma, ligation of two tracheoesophageal fistulas, and pyloroduodenal plastic. He needs surgery to reconstruct his esophagus. Doctors believe that this is best done in the US. He’s currently being fed through a G-tube and his medical needs are well monitored.

Despite all the medical procedures in his young life, Zayne is a happy and interactive little boy. He is well loved by his caregivers, who believe that his delays are due to the amount of time he’s been hospitalized. He rolls over, sits with assistance and is starting to learn to crawl. He moves around in a walker He plays with toys, interacts with caregivers, smiles and vocalizes when spoken to, and enjoys playing peek-a-boo.

Members of the agency staff have met Zayne and have an understanding of his medical needs. Additional information, along with photos and videos will be available in May 2015.

$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!

Philip

philipBoy, born 2009
HIV

 

 

 

$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!

Charlie

charlie3Boy, born 2004charlie
Down Syndrome

Very nice, affectionate child. Helps caregivers, participates in orphanage performances, likes to study.

Can you look into this smiling face and NOT smile back?!

From a family who met him: Charlie is a real sweetheart. He is friendly to all, well behaved, well mannered and follows directions well. He loves to draw and color. He gets along well with the other children in his groupa. He can talk and feeds himself and dresses himself. He would fit in well with younger or older children! He was reserved around us but lit up when I started talking to him. His hugs are precious. He is well-loved by the other children and the workers.

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

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

Kandie #45-3

KandieGirl, age: 13
Diagnosis: Down syndrome

Kandie is currently living in a group home. She has well developed gross motor skills(walks, runs, etc). She talks using simple phrases and questions. She can memorize poems and songs. She understands everything that is said to her, though like some kids with Down syndrome, she has difficulty with inferring, so the staff uses short simple sentences and concrete vocabulary when providing directions. She can count to 5 independently and to 10 with some assistance. She can write a few letters. She works hard while in school and does not have any behavior issues. She is completely toilet trained. She bathes herself with supervision from an adult. She serves and cleans off the table after meal time when it is her turn (all the children in the group home take turns doing this). She makes her own bed. She enjoys playing with the other children, watching TV and listening to music.

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

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

Simon

simonBoy, born 2014
Down syndrome

 

 

 

 

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

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

Ellen

ellenGirl, born 2010
Microcephaly, Cerebral Palsy

 

 

 

 

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

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

Gabriella

gabriellaGirl, born 2015
Blindness in both eyes

 

 

 

 

$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!

Andrew

andrewandrew2Boy, born 2011
Cerebral palsy

 

 

 

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

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

Mila

milaGirl, born 2014
Arthrogryposis

 

 

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

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

Ray

RayBoy, born 2012
Renal agenesis and other reduction defects of kidney

 

 

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

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

Zhenya

ZhenyaBoy, born 2010

Other osteochondrodysplasia, Thanatophoric short stature

 

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

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

Claire #45-2

CLaireAge:5
Diagnosis: Down syndrome and asthma

Claire is now living in a group home. She is completely toilet trained, is learning to feed herself and making progress in all areas of her development. She has just recently started learning to walk and has speech and delays in motor skills that are common in children with Down syndrome. She is described as happy, sociable and that she reacts with displeasure when she doesn’t get her way.

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

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

Ben

benBoy, born 2009
Deep mental delay, Failure to Thrive

From a family who has met him many times:
This sweet boy is very beautiful, serious, and fragile. He is very thin, and even though with careful feeding he is finally able to hold his food down, he still is not gaining weight. He is able to sit up on his own and stand, while holding on to the rails of his crib. He can walk while holding on to someone’s finger. No one at the institution has ever seen him smile and he is nonverbal. We aren’t sure what is going on inside him, but we long to see some sort of response in his face. One great thing we have noticed in the past couple of months is that he now cries when his special nanny leaves the room. When she comes back in the room and calls his name he quiets instantly! He loves to be held and cuddled, and he really likes being outside. He simply cannot thrive in the institutional environment. He needs medical treatment and therapy, , but most of all he needs the love of a family. He needs somewhere where he can be safe and loved with abandon.

$67.50 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!

Isaiahu

isaiahBoy, born 2009
Deep mental delay, Cerebral palsy

From a family who has met him many times:
This little guy came to the institution at the beginning of last summer and we have seen him blossom under the care of a specially hired nanny. He is nonverbal, but he has the best laugh. He giggles and smiles very easily. The only time we hear him cry is when he is jealous that he doesn’t have his nanny’s full attention. He loves to be taken outside, and he loves to play with his mobile that hangs above his crib. He has a good appetite and is learning how to better eat by spoon instead of by bottle. He is slowly learning to hold his head up, but cannot sit or roll over, as he has had no therapy of any kind. He would absolutely thrive with the love of a family. He is pure sunshine!

$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!

Aaron

aaronBoy, born 2003
Waiting on medical diagnoses

From a family who has met him many times:
This boy is absolutely exploding with energy. He’s really unsteady on his feet so he’s constantly roaming the halls half-running/half-falling. He loves to touch and craves physical contact. Sometimes we can get a glorious moment of quiet when he will just let us hold him and wrap our arms around him. He really does love that and it does wonders for his brain development. It’s just a matter of getting him still enough to realize he likes it!

He loves any kind of sensory play, like feeling the dirt outside and holding his hand under a running faucet. He likes to sit in a wheelchair and be pushed around, even though he doesn’t need a wheelchair! The best thing we can do for him is take him on walks. He likes to be outside so sometimes we just get him outside and follow wherever he leads. He doesn’t have any words, but when he gets excited he gives his signature shriek to let us know he’s excited. He needs a family who can provide him with a lot of structure. Right now he is constantly seeking sensory input, and getting into a lot of trouble doing that. We believe he would thrive within the structure and love of a family.

$45.00 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!

Max

MaxBoy, born 2009

congenital heart disease, ventricular septal defect in the phase of closure, nebtal delay, nanism

 

 

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

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

Antoinette

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Girl, born June 2009
Organic lesion of the central nervous system, mental delay.

 

 

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

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

 

Alexander

alexanderBoy, born 2011
Mental delay, minor heart anomaly, left loxia

 

 

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

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

Patrick

patrickBoy, born 2010

HIV, cardiomyopathy, inguinal hernia, rickets, other congenital valgus deformity of the feet, anemia, disorder of the brain

Will try to get his updated picture soon.

Diagnosis are also dated when he was a baby so many things could have gone except for HIV.

 

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

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

Milo #

MiloBoy, born August 2012Milo
Hydrocephalus, nystagmus, strabismus

UPDATE April 2015
He is pretty healthy. Had bronchiolitis and pneumonia. It is good that he did not have any problems with shunt after placement in newborn period. Prognosis depends how well hydrocephalus was advanced. In his case it will be no problems since he did not have complications in the first months. That he did not have any shunt infection that required surgical revision which is a very good sign. If there is no initial delay most of the cases have a totally normal life. There is no history of seizure disorder. He is small for his age, but we do not know history of the parents. There is a foot abnormality mentioned, but is nothing it does not restrict his normal activity. I do not see any ophtalmological evaluation for his nystagmus. Crossed eyes are not a big problem.

UPDATE March 2015:
Milo has excellent qualities. He is a very clever child. He made his first steps at the age of 10 months. At the age of 12 months he started to speak complete sentences …  The child only problem is the strabismus, but it can be corrected in the USA. After his birth it was made an intervention for removal of pressure in the brain in the best and most modern hospital in country. The operation was successful, no need for a second for now.
The agency has several pictures and videos available.

Julia

juliaGirl, born 2012
Cerebral palsy, essential tremor

$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!

Mitch

30220154627Boy, born July 2003
Cerebral palsy, hemiplegia to the right

 

Mitch can walk.  He is mentally healthy and very, very much wants to be adopted and live in a family.

 

$10.00 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!

 

Claire

claireGirl, born 2010
Other reduction deformities of brain, Moderate mental delays, Valgus deformity, Hypermetropia, Convergent concomitant strabismus, Umbilical hernia with obstruction, without gangrene

 

From the orphanage: The girl needs a family asap. She is a kind child surviving with no parents. She requires much individual care because her educational ability is very low. In her orphanage she does not follow instructions; her vocabulary is very poor; she is severe speech delayed. She does not like to play with other children in her orphanage, she is on her own. She wants more attention than her caregivers are able to provide her with.

 

$45.00 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!

Amelia

amelia1Girl, born 2012
Microcephaly, callosum apoplasia, partial atrophy of optic nerves, nanism, minor cardiac abnormalities

 

 

 

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

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

Belle

Belle1

BelleGirl, born 2008
Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura
Mixed specific developmental disorders

 

Very good developed child, very smart and talented. She like to participate in performances.

She will not be available until summer ’15

 

$1.80 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!

Kaden

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kaden1Boy, born 2011
congenital heart defect, pulmonary artery stenosis, hydronephrosis of 4 stage to the right and of 1-2 stage to the left; secondary pyelonephritis

 

 

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

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

Moses

moses moses1Boy, born 2009
Cerebral palsy

Moses can talk well, can walk with support, very nice boy.

 

 

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

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

Gabriel

gabriel1Boy, born 2012
spina bifida (had surgery) urine and rectal incontinence

 

Gabriel can sit down by himself and he can walk.

 

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

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

Sorenson #

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABoy, born 2010
retinopathy, premature birth, general overall delays

 

Sorenson is a positive child. He is happy when someone communicates with him. He is calm in the group and plays around the other children. He is under an individual program. He participates in group musical activities. His attention is unstable. The perception for his own body is weakly developed. He tends to react negatively to sudden changes in his surroundings, toys, ect.  The child can walk if held by hand or supported by the walls.

 

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.

Bella #21-15

BellaBella3Girl, age: 15
Down syndrome

Bella will age out in the fall of 2015. She needs a family who can file their I-800a application before her 16th birthday!

Bella is a healthy and happy 15 year old girl. She lived in an institution for many years, but is now in a group home, where she is thriving. She attends a special education school, where she is in the 8th grade. She actively participates in class. She likes to help other children and willingly participates in group activities. She talks in simple sentences, likes music, drawing, watching TV, dancing, and playing games with other children. She has well developed self-help skills and feeds and dresses herself independently.

The agency has photos and videos from March 2015.

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

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

Saleena #11-49

Saleena (1) Saleena (2)Girl, age: 2
external hydrocephalus, delayed development

Saleena walks while holding one finger of another person. She will interact with musical toys. She pronounces random sounds (da-da, ba-ba, etc). She eats soft foods from a spoon.

Photos and video from March 2015 are available through the agency.

$166.50 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!

Adler #27-33

511_photo6_Oct14This 3 year old sweet boy has been diagnosed with: cerebral palsy (he walks independently!), 2-degree hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, congenital hypothyroidism without goiter (normal thyroid status at present, no hormone therapy), persistent foramen ovale, strabismus, inguinal hernia in the right, flat foot, delayed neuropsychological development.

He is in a satisfactory general condition and he is gaining weight. He has been progressing in his psychomotor development ever since he got a “baba” as part of the “Granny and grandchild” program. He walks independently; reaches for, grabs and plays with toys; holds a pencil and leaves traces with it; imitates actions he has observed; tries to eat independently; enjoys interacting with adults, makes eye contact and smiles; has formed a relationship of attachment with his “granny”; produces sounds and syllables; follows simple instructions.

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.

Lissa #28-5

LissaGirl, 4 and a half years
Spina bifida (in a condition after surgery shortly after birth), hydrocephalus, dysplasia of both hip joints. The girl is in a satisfactory general condition and has satisfactory physical development.

Her skills indicate a good course of development (she follows different verbal instructions; understands adults’ speech; expresses her wishes, interests and needs in sentences; puts 5 cubes one on top of the other; strings rings on a fixed stand; scribbles on a sheet of paper spontaneously and diligently; demonstrates good emotional tonus; interacts with both adults and children; imitates actions that she has observed).

In the recent videos you will see this radiant girl play; interact with adults and follow their instructions; make eye contact; move around; use words; laugh; put cubes one on top of the other; point at some parts of the body.

 

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.

Oliver

OliverBoy, born 2002
Down syndrome

 

From a family who met him in early 2015:
He is so sweet and quiet. He does talk, likes Legos and cars and Ninja turtles!

 

$110.70 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!

Carson

CarsonBoy, born 2007
down syndrome

 

 

 

$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!

Victoria

VictoriaGirl, born 2000
Mild Mental Delay

 

From a family that met her in early 2015:
She is so sweet. Speaks English very well and even translated for us some, she loves to dance and put on shows. The outfit she has on is a traditional dance costume; they were getting ready to put on a show for St Nicholas day.

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

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

Natalie

NatalieGirl, born 1999
Mild Mental Delays

Natalie will age out in DECEMBER 2015!!

From a family that met her in early 2015:

She is a very sweet girl. We didn’t spend much time with her but she seemed very quiet and smart. I don’t know what her special need is but it must be very mild.

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

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

Jade

JadeGirl, born 2001
Mild Mental Delays

From a family that met her in early 2015:
She is very happy, loves to take pictures of everything especially selfies! She speaks some English and has been hosted before. I think she would LOVE to help cook and clean as long as she had a mom to do it with! She liked dressing up and had skirts on most days. She clung to me often and even kissed me when she said goodbye for the last time. She was very bouncy possibly even a little hyper but not totally obnoxious. I was also told she can be bad but I didn’t see any inappropriate behaviors while I was there.

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

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Ross James

Ross James Boy, born 1999
Mild Mental Delays

Orphanage states he shows aggressive behaviors, has progressive mental delay

Ross James will age out in AUGUST 2015!!

From a family that met him in and spent time with him in early 2015:

He reads and speaks English although he doesn’t understand as much as he pretends to. Lol. But he does speak very clear. He made us gifts in school while we were there and addressed us as mother and father. He even recorded a message on my phone to send to his host parents here in the US. He is so sweet. He is very small. More like a 10-12 yr old maybe. we spent two weeks with him and he is wonderful! We never saw any aggressive behaviors.

$70.20 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Carolyn #53-4

CarolynCarolyn-2Girl, age 2
Diagnosis: bronchial asthma (inhaler is prescribed), gastroesophageal reflux, without esophagitis (treated with over the counter meds), hypotrophy, delayed neuropsychological development.

Carolyn was removed from her birth family when she was a year and a half old. She did not even have a name at that time :( It is believed that her developmental delays are a result of that neglect. Since being in government care, she has gained weight and is making slow improvements. She turns from back to belly; reaches for and grabs hanging toys; bounces in the bungee jumper; responds positively to touch, light and noises; recognizes the faces of the staff members; focuses her attention when involved in an activity she finds interesting; produces random sound combinations; expresses her positive emotions through smiles and laughter.

 

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.

Clara

ClaraGirl, born 2001
Sensorineural bilateral hearing loss, Expressive language disorder

Clara can talk.

 

$45.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Skyler

SkylerGirl, born 2003
Cerebral palsy

 

Skyler is a very kind and friendly girl, studies well.

 

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

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Ryder

RyderBoy, born 2012
Down Syndrome, crossed eyes, cryptorchism

 

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

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Joseph #11-48

Joseph2015 (6) Joseph2015 (2)Boy, age: 2
Congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) – classic salt wasting type, on substituting hormonal therapy; Low stature; Congenital cardiac malformation – systolic murmur, hemodynamically insufficient pulmonary stenosis, secondary arterial hypertonia

Joseph moves around in a walker. When let by the hand, he walks for short distances. He can sit up unassisted. He shows interest in the events happening around him. He cheers up when seeing familiar adults and is described as a very happy child. He has started babbling, but is not yet talking. He is eating soft foods from a spoon. He plays with toys and is very interested in them. He interacts with other children and enjoys being with a group of children.

Photos are from March 2015; the agency also has video available from March 2015.

$45.00 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!

Blessing

BlessingGirl, born 1999
Down syndrome

Blessing AGES out in June 2015!! A Family MUST file their I600A before her birthday in June or she will be LOST forever!!!

From a family who has met her:  She is very small physically and needs to be adopted right away while she still has time to grow and benefit from good nutrition and affection!! She appears very alert and bright, with a sweet personality!

From another family who met her:  This precious girl stole my heart. Whenever I saw her she was always so quiet, calm and very much to herself. I did not see her interact with other children but given the opportunity she will flourish!

From someone who met her in 2013: I met Blessing in 2013 while on a mission trip. I didn’t interact very much with her, but from what I saw of her she is extremely delayed. When she was not receiving physical therapy or in her Montessori-type class she was always in her little chair stimming by herself. I think she has institutional autism on top of her DS. She really needs a lot of love and care, and a family who understands how extensive her needs really are.

Blessing can be adopted with Kristopher, Brayden, Jett, Cambria, or Dylan.

 

A family with previous adoptive experience, of older children out of institutional settings, would be the best choice for Blessing.

$18,813.62 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Billy #

Billy

Boy, born 2012
severe prematurity, physical and neuro-psychological development delays

Billy

Billy is a kind and happy child. He prefers contacts with particular people from the Staff with whom he has attachment. Delay in motor skills development. He can turn from one side to another and crawls well. He can stand up if supported and can walk if held by both hands. Fine motor skills: He tries to hit two cubes each other. He can play with a toy for some period of time and the game are different with different toys. With help by the others, he tries to put objects in a box.Billy’s emotional state is good. He is happy when someone talks to him or plays with him. He loves to be around people he knows. Sometimes he is upset and cries when left alone. He loves listening to songs for children. He can pronounce random syllabuses and sounds.

Billy is very kind and loving boy. He is well adapted to the daily routine in the institution. He seeks contact with others and easily gets attached to a person. He is selective in his eating preferences. His sleep is calm and when he is awake, he communicates with other children and adults. He loves to be outside.

Billy would thrive in a family environment!

Betsy

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Girl, born late 2002
Slight mental delay, simple astigmatism

From a family who met her in 2014:

This young lady is very sweet! She is in school and just finished the 3rd level. Betsy likes to color, read, run, swing on the playground, and dance. When we were able to talk to her she seemed slightly shy but very calm and gentle. Betsy is articulate and seems only slightly delayed. She and my daughter hugged and cried when they had to say good-bye. Betsy really wants to come to America. She would be a wonderful addition to any family!

I would love to share more with seriously interested families.

 

$61.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Brock

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40530180818 Brock (1)Boy, born early 2004
Slight mental delay, astigmatism, mitral valve prolapse of I stage

From a family who met him in 2014:
This boy is an absolute treasure! He is kind-hearted and thoughtful of others. Brock enjoys dancing in school productions, doing school work on the computer, shooting hoops, playing soccer, reading books, painting and cutting out art projects, and sliding down slides. He is one of my daughter’s really good friends. They hugged and cried when my daughter left the orphanage. Brock desperately needs a family to rescue him and give him a joyful life full of love.

I would love to share more with seriously interested families.

$39.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Austin #22-1

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOBoy, age 1
Diagnosis: CP

Austin’s medical reports indicate that he has spastic CP in all 4 limbs. Videos were taken of him in February 2015 that show him standing while holding the hands of a caregiver and taking steps to walk across the room. He is also using his arms and hands to reach for toys, hold them and manipulate them. He receives massages and therapy daily. The orphanage director (who is a pediatrician) reports that he can move around in a walker, pronounces a few words, and eats from a spoon. She believes that his development will follow a normal course.

Photos and videos from Feb 2015 are available through the agency.

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.

Sabrina #11-47

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SabrinaGirl, age: 2
Diagnosis: CP, neonatal exposure to drugs and Hep C

Sabrina is currently receiving therapy and treatment for CP. In videos taken in Feb 2015, she is moving her arms and legs, reaching for a ball and rolling it, sitting up and focusing on toys. She makes noises, but does not yet have any words. Her birth history includes information that her mother is a recovering drug addict that is taking methadone. The birth mother also has Hepatitis C. Sabrina is tested every 6 months and at this time, there is no indication of active Hep C. A CT of her head shows normal brain structure.

Photos and videos from Feb 2015 are available through the agency.

$23.40 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!

Kurt #6-47

OBoy, age: 2
Diagnosis: shunt placed at 2 months old due to hydrocephalus, delays in development

Kurt can sit unassisted and is learning to crawl. He smiles at favored adults and loves to cuddle. He enjoys playing interactive games with staff such as peek-a-boo. He will reach for toys and attempts to play with them once he has them (shakes them, explores what they do, etc). He turns his head toward noises and voices, but does not yet have any language skills.

Additional photos and videos are available through the agency.

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.

Sara #529 and Susan #530

Sara 529Two sisters; the older sister has post-surgical encephalopathy.

Sara, age: 12 years
The girl had post-surgical encephalopathy of moderate degree. Condition after surgery of a benign formation of the cerebrum. The girl is clinically healthy at present. Her physical development is within the norm, as well as her intelligence.

The child communicates freely with both children and adults. She enjoys listening to music and dancing. She has a very close emotional bond with her younger sister.

Susan, aSusan 530ge: 11 years

Healthy. Her intelligence is within the norm. The child is sociable and radiant. She has well-developed self-service skills and hygiene habits. Her physical and mental development is correspondent to her age.

In the videos you will see the girls say “hello”, tell that they are in 7th and 5th grade respectively.  Sara’s favorite school subjects are reading and mathematics and Susan’s is man and nature. They share they have friends. Write. When asked confirm they are studying English at school but they get embarrassed and the only words in English they can think of are “Hello” and “Goodbye”

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.

Parker #531

Parker (2)Parker (1)Boy, 5 years old

retinopathy of prematurity; convergent strabismus, atrophy of the optic nerve, nystagmus; significant disturbance in behavior which requires care and treatment; mental delay.

He is physically active and initiative – he walks independently and stably; gets excited when taking a walk outside and shows interest in new places and objects; fixates with his eyes for a short time and at a close distance; distinguishes between familiar and unfamiliar people; produces chains of random sound combinations; responds to being called by name; follows simple instructions; some autistic elements in behavior.

 

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.

Leighton

LeightonBoy, born 2014
Down syndrome, parasitic disease, disorder of the brain, atrial septal defect,
vit D deficiency, disorder of the urinary system, hydrocele, anemia

 

 

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

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Brandi

BrandiGuardian AngelGirl, Born August 2007
brain malformations, bilateral hearing loss,significant cognitive delays, heart condition strabismus, anemia

Brandi is a beautiful 7 year old girl. She is listed with bilateral hearing loss, but can definitely hear, as she will turn around and look for the person calling her name, and does respond to commands given if she chooses (if she doesn’t, she screams/attempts to run/swats at the caregiver). Cognitively, she is very delayed, more like a toddler, in ability to understand what’s going on around her, and in her responses, and appropriateness. She also has strabismus in both eyes, and has both a heart condition and anemia. She does NOT have CP, nor microcephaly. She does have brain malformations, significant developmental delays, and many stimming behaviors that are typical of lower functioning autism. She is completely nonverbal.

Families interested in Brandi should be aware that she appears to have autism, and that it impacts her significantly. She is a “runner” and will bolt and run unless contained or restrained and potential families need to be aware that this is common in autism, and that they will need to take appropriate measures to keep her safe in a home and family. She has a history of aggression when changes occur, such as a move, or unexpected event, which include biting peers and adults, and she struggled for at least a year after her last orphanage change four years ago, but is doing better now. However, as many with autism thrive on routine and predictability, families need to be aware that she may handle a transition poorly, especially at first. She has excellent mobility, and is very typically sized for a normal 7 year old in weight and height, and when she resists, it is challenging for a grown woman to hold her back. She has been in a school for the deaf, however, she knows no sign language nor does she read lips. She is very much in her own world in many ways. She enjoys music and will sometimes clap, but remains disconnected from the group and does not interact with adults (was not seen with peers).

Brandi attempts to smell/lick everything that is handed to her and when she realizes it isn’t food, she is not typically interested. The nannies report that she has an excellent appetite, and that she enjoys eating. She stims by rocking, throwing herself back and forth, sucking all four fingers on her hand, grunting, and moaning/shrieking. She walks with a lurching gallop. She flaps her hands often. A potential family should be aware that she has no awareness of danger, no fear of strangers and is very much like a very young child emotionally and cognitively, but physically is strong and very mobile. She currently takes psychiatric medications to assist in sleep and behavior.

She is a lovely little girl, with beautiful blond hair and clear complexion. She is in a good orphanage where she is well cared for. Families need to research autism, and be comfortable and familiar with caring safely for a child with the issues mentioned above, in order to provide Brandi with a safe, loving home.

 

$9,672.49 will also be available towards the cost of my adoption!

$1,008.80 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Joshua #5-20

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Joshua 2015Boy, age: 7
Moderate mental delay; significant disturbance in the behavior requiring care and treatment; slightly hyperkinetic behavior; strabismus (wears glasses)

Joshua spent the first 6 years of his life in an orphanage surrounded by children much younger than him. As a result, he was not held to age appropriate expectations. He has recently been moved to a group home with children in his age range and significant improvements in his development have already been observed.

While living in his previous environment, he was often bribed to get compliance. As a result, he learned that if he acted badly, someone would give him a “present” in order to get him to behave. This has resulted in him not understanding how to regulate his behavior and in him having negative behaviors simply for the sake of getting a “reward” in order to get him to act appropriately. He needs a family that is willing to provide a structured family environment with consistency in teaching him how to build his own personal boundaries, how to respect other people’s personal boundaries, how to appropriately regulate his emotions, and how to appropriately respond and handle his emotions.

The staff at the group home HAS seen progress in the short time that he has been in their facility. They are working with him on learning to take care of himself, follow the routines of the group home, and how to deal with his emotions when he is upset or frustrated. He is an active little boy who loves to play outside and listen to music. At this time, he prefers the attention of the adults over interacting with other children, but this is also a learned behavior that the staff is working to address.

Observations from someone who has met him:
Joshua does have behavior issues, and needs a family who can be FIRM and invest the time needed with him.  He should be the youngest child in a family, so he doesn’t inadvertently hurt younger children.  It is possible that he is on the Autism spectrum, but autism is not in his official file.  A family who met him is willing to talk to families who are seriously considering adopting Joshua.

Photos and videos from January 2015 are available through the agency.

Nevil #73-2

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Nevil_2015Boy, age: 2
Congenital adrenal insufficiency (on a therapy with Prednisolon cortico – 1 x 2.5 mg + 1 x 1.25; Cortineff – 2 x 1/2 tabl.; Salt additive – 4 x 300 mg); Muscular dystrophy of Duchenne; Bilateral cryptorchidism; Delay in the neuro-psychical development

When held, he keeps his head upright. He has more support in his legs. He sits only with steady support but not independently. He turns from back to stomach and vice versa; he turns in different directions when put on his back; he stands in a walker. He insistently gets to a toy that has attracted his attention. He prefers to play with hanging toys and rings that he studies with interest. With little help he can knock two blocks one against the other. He takes and holds in his hand a toy given to him but mainly shakes it. He is fed by an adult and drinks liquids given by an adult. He cheers to play of “peek-a-boo” and hiding. He doesn’t imitate sounds but pronounces accidental and long combinations of sounds.

Photos and videos from January 2015 along with a complete medical report are available through the agency.

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.

Frankie

FrankieBoy, born 2010
Mental Delay

 

 

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

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Jonah

jonahBoy, born 2012
Cerebral palsy

 

 

$20.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Richard

RichardBoy, born 2012
Cerebral palsy

 

 

 

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

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Ginny

K 2008Girl, born 2008
Backbone separation with hydrocephalus, cross- eye, Atrophy of eye nerves. Other and unspecified hydronephrosis on the left side.

 

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

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Lorelie

LzGirl, born 2008
Mental delays, Cerebral Palsy, development delay. Atrophy of eye nerve. Cardiopathy.

 

From someone who met her in June 2013:  ”She was one of my absolute favorite kids I met! She is just the sweetest thing. She is diagnosed with MR not sure she really is. She was giggling and introduced herself by saying her name. She has a huge smile! She has a special nanny that does PT with her. She was bed bound when I met her but she came from a very good orphanage before she was transferred here. She needs out now!!”

$46.35 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!

 

Paige

Paige June 2013 (3)Girl, born 2004
Mental delays. Down syndrome, cardiopathia. Umbilical hernia. Convergent squint.

Paige had previously been living with her mother until she lost her rights.

She can sit independently and can crawl! Her speech is not well developed but she can partially understand what you are s