Boy, born January 2007
Down syndrome, otherwise reported to be healthy
What a handsome young fella! I adore how he’s standing with his hands in his pockets. Vaughn is now 8, and at a great age to join his forever family. This is a great program with a wonderful agency partner. Hope you will consider Vaughn as your son!
The last report from December 2014 states that his overall health is good. He has gained some weight. Still lives in a foster home where he has activities to help him with his skills and development, he is in the first grade at a school for special needs children. He loves to watch the TV program “Dora la exploradora” and playing with lego games. He likes to help around the house.
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.
SINGLE MOMS, OLDER PARENTS, & LARGE FAMILIES WELCOME, EASY TRAVEL
MULTIPLE CHILDREN CAN BE ADOPTED AT THE SAME TIME WITH LOW COST
Girl, Born September 2002
NEW pictures and an update, from 2013!
She is extroverted and can express her feelings very well. When she is happy she will greet you warmly and embrace you enthusiastically; if she thinks that she was treated wrongly she will make sharp sound and cry loudly to blow off her discontent. She has made great physical progress and can go up and down stairs and loves to dance around!
UPDATE from 2013:
Tara does not speak; she uses sign language to express herself. She is independent with most of her daily life. She is in a special need class; she can not read and write. She gets along with kids not super well but so so; Her personality is outgoing and she is very strong-willed. She can jump and climb. She likes to ride bike, watch TV, chase.
Single moms permitted, only one parent has to travel.
Boy, born May 2004
From a family who met him in August 2015: “Came in and was very quiet, respectful of the nannies, and greeted us calmly. He posed for a picture and followed directions. When we were done taking his photo, he sat down quietly and waited for direction from the nannies. He posed for many pictures! He was very calm and sure of himself. The room was very busy, with lots of visitors and lots of children. This did not seem to upset Rogers at all. He said hello to us. Very well behaved! Rogers is very loved in this orphanage, and he has been prepared for the transition into a family. PLEASE SEE HIM BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE!!! ”
Rogers has normal limb development and delayed mental development. Upon admission,he was 4 years old. At that time, he could walk alone, felt strange about the new place, and was careful to get to know new people. After a period of time, he learned how things worked and liked to get to know new people and got along with others well. At the age of 5 years, he could go up and down stairs holding the rail, could clap his hands along to the rhythm of music, could pick his favorite toys, and could share toys and food with other kids. At the age of 7 years, he could jump off the ground, could draw 3 parts of the body, and could pick up and throw a ball. At the age of 9 years, his self-management was improved and he knew his gender. He could eat and drink independently, take a bath, and put on his clothes independently. Now he is receiving the special education in the institute. He can imitate drawing pictures, can recognize common colors, can run and jump, and can have simple motion with his friends. He would like to do some work, but his language is delayed and he can only speak some simple words unclearly, He can understand the directions and he is gentle, shy, and likes familiar people close to him. Roger can get along well with other kids, likes playing games, enjoys basketball, and likes riding bikes with kids in the playground. Occasionally he is obstinate, but telling him a story can make him smile.
Boy, born December 2004
This sweet boy has been waiting for so long! He is much loved by some advocates who work with him and worked hard to help get his paperwork together so he could have a chance at a family. Please share him, and don’t let this chance be lost!
Update Nov 2015:
He can do a lot of things, like a typical kid; he is the big brother in the orphanage, and helps the nanny do lots of housework. He feeds the babies, dresses them, put their shoes on, take the trash (babies’ dirty diaper, wipers etc.) to go throw away, plays with kids while the nanny is busy, and takes good care of himself. He helps the old men do some gardening, he is very well potty-trained, he eats well, won’t get the table messy, and knows to change the slippers while come into the room.
Videos available for interested families.
Girl, born June 2002
Emmaline is well behaved, lovely and cute. Sometimes when she feels injustice from other children, she would act as a spoiled child in the cuddle of a teacher. As she grows up everyday, we feel happy yet we worry about her, because she is very sensitive and is able to understand what the teachers tell her. Sometimes she could do something out of predict. She has a good friend and they are called “golden partners” just because they are always together whatsoever playing or eating. They share things well and they even do things together such as cleaning floors.
We remember that once she found one shoe on the air conditioning, and she wanted to get it down, however, she was not tall enough and she babbled telling her friend. The friend took a chair, Emmaline stepped on the chair in order to get the shoe, and finally, she made it. She really surprised us at that time. She is really amazing. She could think of using a chair to help to get the shoe to finish her goal.
Unfortunately, she seldom speaks, which is the thing that we worry about her the most. Only give her more stimulate of language skills such as doing some oral gym to help her learn simple words, could she incorporate herself into this society well.
BOY, Born August, 2005
Severe cognitive delay, HIV, congenital heart disease
PORTER HAS BEEN TRANSFERRED TO AN INSTITUTION!
Don’t mind this pink shirt, Porter is a BOY. He is cognitively delayed as well, and has some paralysis on half of his body.
From his medical records: HIV stage 3, without immunosuppression, delay of psychomotor and speech development, bacillosis
Boy, Born April 2000
Dante is a handsome young man! Nearly 14 years old and full of life and potential. Considered quite high functioning by the staff and caregivers. Very smart, active, friendly, helpful…enjoys the computer very much, as well as hockey and basketball. Loves people and playing with other children, but likes to have his own time as well. Speaks well, understands clearly, responds appropriately. He even knows how to ride a bike safely in the street! He is generous with his things, but also takes care of them. (I’m wondering where I can get a child like this!? Wow!)
He does seem to need glasses (he squints a lot). Full medical and social history available.
Praying Dante will not have to wait one second longer now that he has a voice and a chance through Reece’s Rainbow. Older parents and large families welcome, single moms welcome. Wonderful program!