Girl, born September 2010
Bree Ann is 4 years old and is doing wonderful. She is reported to not give up and is doing well developmentally.
Boy, born July 2012
Jaxon has good development, and is able to walk independently.
A family who was recently in country saw Jaxon: He was walking, climbing stairs, etc all by himself. We were smitten and the facilitator joked that we should come back for him next ;-). ADORABLE little boy.
Griffin is 15 and has delayed neuropsychological development; moderate mental delay.
He has good physical development and well-developed motor skills. He loves to help and he willingly joins the household activities and shares the responsibilities; curious and demonstrates interest in many different areas; leads conversations at an everyday level; independent with regards to self-service and hygiene habits; has introverted disposition.
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.
Roger is 8 and has infantile cerebral palsy; severe mental delay; protein-calorie malnutrition; congenital lues – cured.
He walks stably and tries to run; threads elements on a fixed stand; holds a pencil; vocalizes when experiencing strong emotions. He is certainly a cute boy! Hope his family finds him soon!
Because we only have this child’s file for a short time, he will not be able to receive donations until a family is found for him.
Paige is a sweet 14 year old girl who has Down syndrome, severe mental delay and hydrocephalus.
She is calm and timid; often smiles; rejoices when receiving attention; demonstrates her attachment to staff members; produces sounds and she is visibly happy when someone hugs her; loves listening to music, watching TV and moving around in her positioning walker; loves it when someone reads fairy-tales to her; responds to other people’s speech; establishes contact easily; makes eye contact; engages in school work with the help of her resource teacher; looks at the pictures in children’s books.
Diagnosis-very mild CP in his legs
Matthew walks and runs, though he does have an awkward gait due to the mild CP. He throws and catches a ball. His speech is excellent. He is able to ask and answer questions, share details about his life, count to 5 and hold a conversation with people. He gets along well with other children and adults. He does not have any behavioral concerns. He has a good memory. He participates in games and other activities and follow the rules set to complete the task. He is described as “sociable and affectionate”.
Photos and videos from July 2015 are available through the agency. In the videos, Matthew walks, runs, answers questions about his life and engages in conversation with an adult on the video.
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.
From a family who visited him in July 2015: “already crawling, standing, he’s smart, and speaking at least 10 words. He’s in the care of an amazing foster family which is a blessing because he is bonded and this will help his future attachments. He is active and strong! ”
Initial profile info: Elijah is rolling over, making sounds in an effort to mimic speech, playing peek-a-boo, reaching for toys and trying to play with them. He interacts with his care givers through facial expressions, sounds and gestures. He recognizes familiar people. He has no other health issues other than Down syndrome. He eats and sleeps well.
Boy, born January 2008
Epidermodysplasia Verruciformis (EV)
Aslan has the heart of a lion. Every day he manages the physical effects of his special need. He likely has Epidermodysplasia Verruciformis. EV is a rare inherited condition characterized by chronic infection with human papillomavirus (HPV) leading to multiple cutaneous lesions. It can be disfiguring and is rapidly progressive not only in terms of physical deformity but also functionality. Little Aslan’s fingernails have growth long and difficult to use. The condition is not contagious to others and is not life threatening. With close medical multidisciplinary care it can be managed. Regardless of all of this, Aslan is determined to enjoy his friends and all that his current life has to offer him. Video taken in April 2015 shows his exhuberance.
Aslan’s reports from March 2015 share, “Now Aslan is extroverted; active, relentless; can run and jump freely; has a ready smile; talkative; can communicate well with others; like singing, dancing and telling stories; outstanding performance in our institute; strong receptivity of knowledge; can put on and take off clothes and shoes by himself; like clean up; helpful; can distinguish position, color, size and shape; know to share and give; coralloid adamant on whole body’s skin except for belly and back; such coralloid adamant will fall off after a period of time; if touches such coralloid adamant by accident, it will be bleeding and hurting.”
Girl, born summer 2003
A family hosted her two summers ago and would love to see her find her forever family. They’d be happy to talk to inquiring families. Comments from her host mother:
She is spunky, lively, funny. She had SUCH personality. She responded to love, to being held. She was strong-willed. Very much a “mommy”, too. But, if you had to tell her she did something she shouldn’t, she would break down and cry. So, I would hold her on my lap and she would curl up, close her eyes, and fake being asleep. She just wanted to be loved. She was funny, and LOVED to help. She loved sweeping and cleaning.
When here, we got her glasses but she didn’t like to wear them. She even hid them once. I would try to get her to wear them, but I didn’t want a “battle of wills” to develop. I let it go, and she would occasionally put them on. She had nystagmus, her eyes shook, and her head would shake a bit, too. It was very endearing to me. When she would insist on something she would stomp her foot, cross her arms, and give me a serious look. It made me smile. She can be bossy!
She LOVED swimming! The picture in the purple shirt and sunglasses is at the pool. Every day she would put her swimsuit on, waiting to go swimming, all ready to go in case we went! She blossomed so much! When she first came, she would not let me hug her, or touch her. I kept at it, she eventually curled up in my lap when upset. I would rock her to sleep.
She had the BEST laugh! I mean, with her entire heart and soul!! I. Loved. It!
Boy, born January 2007
Handsome Kelvin is 8 years old, and waiting for his family!
From a family who met him in June 2014:
This calm little guy came up to me with pleading eyes for attention and is just so polite. God has heard his prayers, and now he is listed for adoption! He is not overbearing or competitive at all. Rather, he is observant and inquisitive. He is about the size of a six year-old and just so gentle. I would take him home in a heartbeat if he was available before. He takes turns riding the red wagon around the orphanage grounds as the bigger boys pull him, and he gestures politely for fresh fruit when he sees it is available. He is kind to other children. He says a few words in his native language, and listened carefully when I was giving descriptions of my family photos. I have confidence that he would do wonderfully in any kind of family, and it is obvious– he can surely reciprocate love! He enjoyed throwing balls, going on walks, playing see-saw, and listening to English descriptions. Whoever adopts this little love will be so blessed to call him a beloved son.
This is Prudence and she is 3 years old.
She is HIV positive but that does not stop her from enjoying life. Prudence is starting to thrive with good medical and nutritional management. She is said to like to be the center of attention, the jokester in the group. That little bit of “stink” amidst her sweetness has served her well so far in life. A family would be blessed to add this little one to their family.
Girl, born 2010
Pierre Robin syndrome, slight mental delay
She had surgery for cleft palate. She doesn’t speak but snuffles. She congenitally has very low palate. She most likely will never talk normally.
Girl, born 2010
spinal amyotrophy, Werdnig-Hoffman disease
The orphanage is begging for a family for this little girl because they have no medications to help her live longer and her muscles continue to die.
She is very smart and very well developed for her age.
She needs special care, rehabilitation, specific medications and good nutrition
Boy, born fall 2014
Down syndrome, congenital heart condition, muscular ventricular septal defect without disorders of hemodynamic, foramen ovale, psychomotor development delay, cow’s milk protein intolerance
Tennant has blue eyes and light brown hair. He is calm, his favorite position is sleeping on his stomach. The boy smiles, deliberately observes surroundings, looks and examines toys. The boy has Down syndrome. The social worker believes, that the boy, when in family, will be able to walk, attend a specialized school and adapt to society.
His psychomotor development corresponds to age in all categories except sitting age and speech age. Walking age – stable support on forearms. Slight of hands – while sitting, can hold his head at least 5 seconds. Walking age – when touching the base, the boy repeatedly stops the bent position of legs by slightly straightening out the legs. Age of grip – hands mostly are half open, the child moves them to the red item that the specialist is holding. Perception – the child observes the toy in his hand. Social age – laughs, when being teased. Speech age – makes “a” and “e” sounds, smiles, makes singing sounds, makes eye contact.
Boy, born July 2006
Post-op cleft lip and palate
Benjamin is post-operative for a cleft lip and palate. He is an active and restless boy. Compared with children the same age, he is delayed in language development. He can only say some simple words including brother, aunt, sister, etc. He can’t speak clearly and usually uses body language to express himself. Benjamin is able to take care of himself and he is in a second grade special education class in the orphanage. He has strong cognitive and receptive ability and is able to understand most of what teachers teach him. He likes to help the teachers by helping moving the seats, picking up toys, and sweeping and cleaning the floor. He enjoys watching cartoons, including Boonie Bears, GG bond, and Happy Goat and Bad Wolf. He enjoys outdoor activities and likes playing with toys and building blocks very much. Benjamin is a happy boy who would thrive in a family that could help him with his speech and possibly use some sign language with him while he is learning to communicate verbally.
Boy, born December 2002
Sweet Barry is now 12.5 years old and waiting for his forever family to see him. He was abandoned at a week old and was found by a stranger with a birth note. That person took him in and raised him until he was about 4.5 and then he was turned over to the local orphanage. It was determined when Barry came into care that he had cerebral palsy, but that he was very smart. He did need to use a walker when walking. Barry started receiving rehabilitation therapy once he came into the care of the orphanage. Barry wears orthotics on his legs in addition to using the walker for support. He is very determined and persistent and now insists on practicing standing with the support of the wall for 1-2 hours each day. Barry is a fighter and is very optimistic. He respects his elders and loves the younger children. He helps the nannies with what he can and helps take care of the other children. He practiced for two years so he could perform at the Chinese New Year celebration. He sang a popular song and his optimism affected everyone in attendance. Barry deserves to know the love of a forever family and sounds like a boy who would do so well in a family where he is able to receive the therapies he needs. Do you have room in your hear and home for Barry?
Boy, born January 2006
Post op sensitive special need
That face…that smile! Handsome 9 year old Sawyer is an active boy who loves playing outdoors! He also enjoys toy cars and building with blocks. Caregivers report he is clever and does well in school, though sometimes he has trouble paying attention. He says that his favorite class is PE. He can recite poems and songs and loves to perform dances during the holidays. He has told people he really wants to be adopted in a family with many brothers and sisters. Sawyer is a social boy who has many friends! His nannies report they are anxious to see him adopted and think he will adjust well in the right family. He has had his appendix removed, as well as surgery to correct another sensitive condition. He’s an active and healthy boy who would do great with the loving guidance from a family experienced adopting older children or a family who have parented children his age or older.
Boy, born August 2013
Rigby is a precious little one who is 22 months old. He came into care when he was about 10 months old…wheezing, and in need of help. After some TLC from the nannies, there was improvement in his health and motor skills. He was still behind his peers, but had become a very engaging and social baby. At 17 months of age, Rigby could roll over, sit with some support, and play with toys. Rigby was not able to crawl or walk at that time. He loves to be around the other kids. The more action, the better! The nannies have noticed he has high muscular tension and uncoordinated movements. There was no formal diagnosis made in his file which had resulted from a thorough exam. Rigby is an active, loving, happy little guy who really needs a family and some good therapy to help him with his gross motor skills. He needs to come home.
Girl, born August 2006
Hemiplegia of the left side
Adorable Cece has been waiting quite some time for a family to see her. Her listing agency was able to get a written update on her and there are many photos available of Cece from over the years that a family will be blessed to have! Cece is diagnosed with hemiplegia of the left side, though it seems Cece’s biggest need is her lack of communication and need for a family.She is delayed compared to her peers, but she can walk, run, jump and climbed stairs on her own. Her caretakers describe her as a quiet and lovely girl. She cannot speak yet, but when seeing the nannies or teachers she knows well, she will come up and take your hand, smiling. Cece is well behaved and obedient. Cece’s speech ability is delayed compared with other kids the same age. She can speak baby words only. Cece can follow one, two and three step directions. She is a sweet little girl who will thrive in a loving family.
Girl, born May 2008
Laurel is a beautiful little girl who is 7 years old! She came into care when she was about 3 years old, apparently having had little stimulation or training. She was diagnosed with CP, and they began working with her at the orphanage. Laurel has good fine motor skills, and is able to walk without assistance. She is toilet trained (during the day). Her language is a bit behind, although it is difficult to know if that is due to the CP, lack of early education and adult interaction (before she arrived at the orphanage), or just general speech issues. A thorough exam and evaluation when she comes home will be helpful and lead her family in the right direction to help her. Laurel is very sweet, active, and a generally happy little girl! She needs a family!
Boy, born September 2010
Hydrocephalus, Dandy-Walker Syndrome, post-operative meningoencephalocele, post-operative peritoneal shunt of arachnoid cysts
Handsome 4.5 year old Hewitt is a sweet little boy who needs a family willing to look past all the labels he’s been given and see him for the precious little boy he is and the wonderful son he will be. Hewitt can sort objects by color, follow directions, make great eye contact and conversation, and draw quite well. He is clearly a happy little guy with a sweet and gentle personality. Hewitt is from a very good orphanage and he is living with a foster family on the grounds of the orphanage. Hewitt loves to play and sing!
Hewitt is diagnosed as having hydrocephalus and Dandy Walker syndrome and is postoperative for a meningoencephalocele and postoperative for a peritoneal shunt due to arachnoid cysts.
Boy, born November 2005
Hero is a very outgoing, smart, and active little boy. He learns things very quickly and is very curious. He is always interested in learning new things! He learned how to operate an iPhone after just a few seconds of trying. Hero is great with the other children at his orphanage. He can get them to stop misbehaving and to listen to him by using his words or mild gestures. He is known as the leader by all those who know him and as the “king of the children” by his nannies. Hero loves to play games and interact with his caregivers and peers. He is well behaved and playful. He enjoys meeting new people and he likes it when adults play with him. He especially enjoys being tickled under his armpits – he laughs and rolls around on the ground very happily! Hero is described as clever and sensible and is said to have a good temper, rarely getting upset. He was born without his legs and he has two fused fingers on one hand. Hero now has prosthetic legs and he has never let anything slow him down!
Girl, born February 2002
Meet Katie Anne! She has spastic Cerebral Palsy but her cranium CT is normal. So she’s basically a precious and beautiful little girl who has physical limitations – and that’s it!
Katie Anne loves deeply. She chats freely. She learns happily. Katie Anne is in a foster family right now on the grounds of the orphanage, and she attends some classes at the orphanage for children with special needs. She cannot walk, but boy do her eyes dance when she smiles! Her birthday is listed as 2/2002 on her file. This means that she will age out in February. She needs a family NOW. But the family should be prepared for the fact that she may actually be younger than her file states. Katie Anne wants a forever family so badly.
A specific agency has offered a $4000 grant for Katie Anne.
Girl, born October 2013
Precious Macey loves to play with colorful toys and toys that make sound. She also like to take toys from the other kids too. Macey can babble and crawl. Sometimes she crawls under the bed to play and gets stuck. She will cry and the caretaker will then help her out from under the bed. A recent update states that Macey behaves well and understands simple instructions. She can grasp and pick up little things. Macey is attached to her nanny who accompanies her every day.
Boy, born February 2006
Post-op spinal meningocele
Hyatt was born with meningomyelocele (spina bifida) and has had surgery. He can walk, has a bit of a limp, but can do everything on his own. He’s shy with strangers but a good friend to his little buddies. Hyatt is independent in his dressing and eating skills and can make his own bed.He is a good helper and helps his caretakers empty the trash and hand out the chopsticks and bowls to the other kids at mealtime.
A specific agency has offered a $4000 grant for Hyatt.
Boy, born September 2004
Post-op cleft lip/palate
Ellis is a handsome, active, and conscientious boy who is 10 years old. He came to the orphanage as a baby, with a cleft lip and palate. Both have been repaired (2004 and 2006). Ellis’ speech is not always clear, although he works very hard to correct it. He is healthy. Ellis loves to go to school! He has such a thirst for knowledge and wants to learn all he can. Before his first day of school, his nanny asked him what he liked most. He replied, “The happiest thing is to have a new bag, new folder, and new pencil!” Ellis has expressed his desire to have a family of his own, and looks forward to a life in a foreign country. He is a good “big brother” to the little ones at the orphanage. He enjoys playing with his friends at the orphanage and at school, and is a good helper to the orphanage staff. Ellis needs a family.
Girl, born October 2006
Nystagmus and blurry distance vision
Everly is a beautiful 8 year old girl who came into care when she was 5 months old. An early exam showed she has nystagmus and later exams also show her near vision is good, but her distance vision is blurry. In short, Everly needs her vision corrected. Glasses could be wonderful! Her nystagmus currently does not appear to cause her any trouble with motor skills. Everly has been in good health, and attends school where she is a good student. She is learning a bit of English, and really enjoys those lessons. Everly is a quiet girl, but is not fearful of strangers. She speaks very fluently, and with very logical thinking. She can express herself very well. Everly is a delightful girl, who will be a wonderful daughter! She is ready for a family and maybe a good pair of glasses!
Girl, born March 2006
Cleft palate, post-op cleft lip
Farrah was born with a significant cleft lip which was surgically repaired, as well as a smaller cleft palate. It has not been repaired yet, so her speech can be unclear. Farrah can still communicate quite well and she is eager to communicate with people. She is attending a primary school near the orphanage and gets along well with her classmates. She can write her name and she can read and write simple pinyin letters. She recognizes numbers and can add and subtract. Farrah is an active girl who enjoys listening to music. She can care for herself and can help clean up and wash clothes on her own. She is very curious about new things.
Boy, age 6
Martin is a sweet boy who loves to receive a lot of affection from his friends and caretakers. He has a very kind and playful heart and is loved by his peers. He loves spending quality time with his friends and is always willing to share his toys with them.
Girl, born April 2012
Temple is a precious little girl who is 3 years old. She has Down syndrome, with excellent gross and fine motor skills. Temple is not a good eater, and they are working with her to improve her nutrition. In her file, there is a description that may well be a bad translation, but the agency loves it. Under “Personality”, it say Temple is “relentless”. Perhaps, strong-willed is what they meant. But a relentless, adorable little girl will do well in life, for sure! Temple is not fond of being awakened to eat, but is typically a very happy little one. She loves to be held and hugged, Temple is a delightful little girl who will bring such happiness to your family!
Boy, born October 2001
Post-op anaplasty of left renal pelvis and ureter
Ward ages out in October. He has watched as many of his orphanage friends have been adopted and he has expressed a desire for a family of his own. His caretakers often say “He’s a good boy” Ward is in grade 6 and his favorite subjects are Math and PE. His sport of choice is soccer. He also likes to play the hulusi (a wind instrument) and he also likes to do card tricks. Ward had his kidney removed in 2004 and has had no major health issues since then. Ward’s time to find a family is now short. He is smart, funny, talented and so ready for a family. Are you the one that can give this child the family he so desires? His orphanage fee may be waived as the orphanage has previously stated that they would waive it.
Girl, born May 2003
Layla is extroverted, smiley, friendly, easy-going and adorable! She loves flowers and wants to own a flower shop when she grows up. She likes to take care of the little ones. Layla was in foster care until 2013. Layla is diagnosed as having CP. She is able to walk, but has an unstable gait due to her low muscular tension (left sided weakness). She is able to run and jump, though may fall if running fast. She attends a special education school and understands most instructions. She is helpful and very tidy. She is well liked by both her teachers and her classmates. Layla is able to take care of herself in terms of dressing, bathing, etc and is helpful around the SWI with various cleaning activities. She does need assistance in the shower. We’re hoping the perfect family for Layla sees her and brings her home and look forward to the day she is able to open her very own flower shop!
Boy, born October 2005
Byron is a bright child, whose cognitive abilities are the same as other children his age. He speaks in complete sentences with clear pronunciation, other than a slight regional accent. He has no problem communicating with adults, and can express his ideas and needs freely. In December, the orphanage sent him to a foster home for special training to help his cerebral palsy, and before too long they saw big improvements! His muscles were weak from lack of use, but he had a strong desire to learn to stand and walk. After six months of therapy he was basically independent in daily life. He gets along well with other children in the foster home and at school; when they occasionally have a disagreement they work it out quickly. He enjoys playing with toy cars and balls, and also likes drawing and doing handicrafts. Byron also loves field trips! This determined boy is waiting for a family who can help him continue his great progress!
The current agency has a $4000 grant available for Byron.
Boy, born Sept 2010
Not only is Maddock super handsome, but his caretakers describe him as smart and lovely. He was abandoned at about 3 years of age and now lives in a foster family. Maddock is deaf. Although he cannot hear or speak, he can express his needs. If he wants to eat something, he will tap/pull his foster mom to get him what he’s asking for. Maddock manages all of his own self care needs and likes to keep his toys and clothing tidy. If his clothes are dirty, he will ask to change. If his socks are dirty, he will take them off and wash them himself. He can also help the younger kids put on and take off their clothes. Maddock likes playing toy blocks with the younger kids and he enjoys writing. He can use a spoon or chopsticks to eat and his favorite foods are meat and eggs. Maddock attends the school for the deaf in his city with the other deaf children from his orphanage. He can understand simple Chinese sign language. Maddock is so handsome, capable, and ready for a forever family! Could you be the lucky family to get to walk this cutie into school and see his sweet little wave every day?
Boy, age: 2
He reaches out, picks up and holds toys, transfers them from one hand to another and knocks two blocks one against the other. His attention is stable if he is interested in something. When someone reaches out to him, he changes his body posture in order to be picked up. He differentiates between familiar persons and strangers and when contacted reacts with a smile. He demonstrates preference to some of them. He is calm among his peers in the room and follows them with a look when they move or produce sounds. He manipulates with and explores objects independently. He likes to look at books with pictures.
Photos and videos from June 2015 are available through the agency.
Eden was born in June 2007 and has been diagnosed with kyphoscoliosis with rotation and lordosis of the fourth degree. The position of some of her internal organs deviates slightly from the norm and some of her organs are a little smaller than typical because of her skeletal differences. However, her major organs appear to be healthy and working according to their function.
Eden’s gross motor development is impaired due to her scoliosis, but she does walk and run independently. Her cognitive development is said to be age appropriate. She speaks in complete sentences, recites poetry and loves to sing songs.
Eden would benefit greatly from proper medical treatment and therapies under the loving wings of a dedicated forever family.
From a family who met Eden in May 2014: Eden was our daughter’s best friend at the orphanage. Both girls loved to play together and share their things. While we had our daily visits with our daughter, we were told Eden missed her in the group. She welcomed her back with a hug every time and told her, “My dear girl, my best girl, I miss you.”
Eden is a very sweet child who lights up a room. Her ability to walk unassisted impressed us tremendously. She also appears to be fully potty-trained and her self-help skills are age appropriate. Eden makes conversation and understands what is happening in her environment. This lovely girl would bring so much joy to a family and we believe her medical condition could be improved through treatments and therapies in the United States.
Update October 2014: Eden has been moved to an older child orphanage. Her caretakers are pleased with her and describe her as a very smart girl.
From a family who met Eden in May 2015:
Eden is a spirited girl who appears to be very happy most of the time. Physically, Eden is able to get around well, despite her disability. She can go up and down stairs, do all her own self-care (so I heard/did not observe). On the playground, I saw her run, climb up stairs, crawl through a tunnel and go down a slide.
She is very tiny, about the size of a 2-3 year old and about 25 lbs when I met her. But, the orphanage doctor says she hasn’t had any heart issues, or respiratory problems and no hospitalizations. She is fully toilet trained (again, what I was told). Her fine motor skills seem mostly on target. She was able to string beads and learned how to open/close files on a computer.
Social and emotional skills are a bit of a challenge at times for Eden. She is very excited to see people and very affectionate. However, she can be strong-willed and sassy. In these areas, Eden seemed to me to be about 4 years old. Intellectually I heard she is bright but she is definitely several years behind same age peers, certainly in the U.S. She knew some colors and counting but is unable to read or write.
I am certain Eden would benefit by having a family, especially one where she could have a lot of focused attention. Aside from her medical needs, she would need assistance with academic skills and help learning how to be a “family girl.”
There are several hospitals in the U.S. that have the ability to surgically straighten her spine (by inserting rods that can be adjusted) to some degree (we were told maybe to 50 degrees/her curve now is probably 90-100). We were told by an orthopedic surgeon that because her internal organs are small, she won’t ever have full cardio-vascular capacity–this means she can tire out more easily than age peers, but it doesn’t mean she can’t enjoy playing and most activities other children like.
Additional reports, videos, and photos available upon request from the agency.
Boy, 3 years old
multicystic encephalopathy, infantile cerebral palsy and delayed physical and psychomotor development
Jebb responds to familiar voices; produces guttural sounds; holds a toy that has been handed to him; smiles slightly when someone is speaking to him in a gentle voice. The child falls asleep easily and his sleep is calm. He is fed with a feeding tube. He is calm while his clothes are changed as well as during hydrotherapy procedures.
He raises his head for a short period of time, while in a supine position, with his head turned to the left.
The agency also has video available.
Boy, 3 years old
This boy has the following special needs: microcephaly; infantile cerebral palsy – unspecified; epilepsy -petit mal seizures; atrial defect; congenital hypothyroidism; metabolic encephalopathy; secondary hypolactasia; syndactyly of the 2nd and 3rd toes of the left foot; incomplete descensus of the right testicle; delayed neuropsychological development; convergent strabismus.
He makes steps on his toes while an adult holds him; stands up on his knees while holding onto something; He is trying out what his body can do by performing different movements; demonstrates interest in bright-colored toys and tries to reach them with his hands; focuses his attention on an object that is new or interesting to him for a while; plays with toys for quite a while; loves playing with a ball by rolling it gently; smiles when involved in an interaction with an adult he finds pleasant; laughs aloud; produces guttural sounds spontaneously; has specific sounds for expressing pleasure, fear and pain.
This lovely girl has Spina bifida, mental delay, nocturnal and diurnal enuresis. She iss 11 years old.
The girl is described as friendly and well-intentioned, emotionally stable, accepted well by her peers, demonstrates willingness to communicate with adults, prefers to play with peers, loves doing puzzles, has built self-service skills as well as hygiene habits, has a positive attitude towards adoption.
We have videos where you will see her answer questions and tell her age, that she is in the 4th grade at the local school, try to tell all the classes she had at school that day, share all her favorite foods (meatballs, soups, salads with tomatoes, sauces, cheese sandwiches, apples) and count up to 30 by herself.
It is worth mentioning that although the girl’s individual characteristics mentions some disturbances in her expressive speech and she does pronounce in a slightly muffled manner some sounds, we understands everything she says in the videos. The slight defects in the pronunciation of some sounds will probably be easily fixed with some speech therapy.
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.
Boy, 8 years old
Nevan is a very cute boy with chocolate skin color. He has big eyes with thick eyebrows and long eyelashes. He has straight hair with slightly coarse texture.
Nevan is a cheerful boy with smiley character. He is very welcoming and friendly. He makes friends very easily and adapts well. Nevan is playful and active. He loves playing with a ball. He is known for his smiley behavior and very confident personality. He is expressive that he can express his needs and approach adults. His nannies tell that he is very obedient and respects adults. He is very peaceful that he doesn’t get into a fight when he interacts with his friends. He cries when he gets upset and reports to his nannies.
Boy, born October 2011
Lower limb weakness
Three-year-old Acer is quite the cutie! Acer is diagnosed as having lower limb weakness. He came into care at the approximate age of two, so he has only been in the orphanage for a little over a year and a half. His nannies report that he has big beautiful eyes and is very handsome….that is clear from his pictures! When his file was prepared in Oct. 2014, he could stand up and walk while holding onto something or holding someone’s hand. He could also walk by pushing something like a small stool. He is cooperative and can help put on and take off his own clothes and shoes. Acer’s favorite toy is the wooden rocking horse! He can get on and off of it and likes sitting and riding on it. Acer likes to hold the milk bottles to help feed the younger children. He also likes playing outside. The slide and swings are his favorite, but he enjoys playing with balls and toy blocks too. He can build a tower with 5-6 blocks. He doesn’t want the other kids to touch his blocks or he’ll cry. Acer likes taking baths and playing in the water. He eats noodles, eggs, and bread regularly. Acer receives some physical therapy, but would benefit so much more from the love and support of his own family.
Boy, born March 2006
From recent update 6/2015: Sailor’s mental development is the same as kids of same age. He walks well since he got the artificial limbs. He has no issues with toileting. Sailor is active, extroverted and outgoing in familiar surroundings, but he will be quiet in front of strangers. He is well behaved and obedient to his foster parents. His gross motor skills are good. He can walk, run, walk upstairs and downstairs. He can play also basketball and soccer. His fine motor skills are good- same as kids the same age. He can put thread through a needle. Sailor’s language ability is the same as his peers. He can express his needs very well. He can follow directions just as well as kids the same age as him. Sailor’s emotional development is good. He is very attached to his foster family. He cares for the younger kids at home. and he gets along well with other kids. All the kids like him. He has been in the same foster family since 2010. He is very happy in this family. Sailor is not able to attend school.
Girl, born May 2006
cleft palate, post-op Congenital heart defect
Nine-year-old Hattie is diagnosed as having a cleft palate and post-op CHD, though her file mentions that her heart was normal. It seems that she had a cleft lip that was repaired and it looks like they wrote post-op CHD instead of cleft lip in her file. Hattie is described as outgoing, observant, active, and extroverted. She gets along well with the other children and adapts well to new environments. Hattie is obedient and very curious about everything! She likes to touch things she has never seen before and asks all sorts of questions. She goes to class with the other children and likes to sing and dance. Her language skills have improved as well. At the primary school she attends, she is noted to be a good listener and a good student. Hattie is happy to help others and she often goes back to the orphanage and teaches the younger children about the knowledge she has learned, along with the songs and dances. She always gets good grades and is a good role model for her younger brothers and sisters. Hattie is a good helper in the classroom too. She puts away the toys and helps the teacher do things she is able to do. She likes to build and create all kinds of thing using the blocks and likes to finish a project once started.
Hattie lives in the orphanage. She has a good appetite. Her favorite food is meat and her least favorite food are vegetables. Hattie’s favorite thing to do is to sing and dance with the other children and her favorite toys are puzzles and Barbies. Hattie sounds like she’d not only make a wonderful daughter, but a sweet sister as well!
Girl, born August 2004
Hallie was quiet and shy when our staff met her on a trip, but she is reported to generally be outgoing. A kind, caring girl, she likes to be a big sister and take care of the younger children; if one of them is crying she will wipe their nose and rock them in a rocking chair. She is diagnosed with cerebral palsy that currently seems to affect her legs and left side. When she came to the orphanage six years ago, she wasn’t able to speak or crawl, but the orphanage has focused on getting her rehabilitation treatment, and she has made big improvements! She now talks and seems to have appropriate speech skills for her age. Though she can crawl, she mainly gets around in a wheelchair. She is able to care for herself in many aspects, feeding herself and using the restroom without assistance. Our staff saw that she is able to name colors and count, though she hasn’t received formal schooling. She enjoys playing games and watching cartoons.
Boy, born May 2010
Right hemiplegia, pigmented nevus on back of shoulder
Gorgeous 5 year old Bairn lives with a foster family that has 4 other children and he gets along with them very well. Bairn’s gross motor skills have improved- he can run and climb as well as his peers. If he is in a hurry when he runs, he sometimes falls. His fine motor skills are also improving. He mainly uses his left hand, so the foster family encourages him to use his right as a helper hand as much as possible. Occupational therapy would really be very beneficial for him. Bairn enjoys singing and dancing in his preschool class! Maybe Bairn will sing and dance his way into your heart and eventually into your home.
Girl, born June 2007
Yardley was born with a skin condition called ichthyosis. She’s been on a few agency lists already and has seen many of her friends adopted, yet she still waits. Her skin is dry and often peels off. The orphanage is using medication that is helping. A family that has experience with this special need said that Aquaphor works like magic for children with this need. In fact, the company will even supply it for free to children who were born with this condition! The family that shared this said these pictures from the orphanage are the worst her skin will ever look. Yardley needs a family to love her, treat her skin, and help build up her self-esteem so she knows and feels she is beautiful. She will blossom with the love of her very own forever family!
A person who has met Yardley a few times now said: It is very hard for Yardley lately and she is so sad now. She used to be a happy girl. She is very smart and well behaved. Now most of her friends have been adopted. She only has one friend left- a little girl who is blind and who will be adopted in a few months. Yardley will have nobody her age/cognitive level to play with. She cannot go to school because of discrimination. She has become very sad and wonders why no family will adopt her. Her self-esteem is now very low. Yardley is easy to like. She is a very good girl and is very helpful. She takes care of the little ones and always cares for her blind friend. Her orphanage fee may be waived as the current director has agreed to waive it.
Boy, born November 2005
Zaniel is a very handsome, good natured boy who is 9 years old. He came into care as an infant, and was found to be in good health with a deformity of his right hand. Zaniel joined a foster family when he was 3, and quickly became more outgoing and social. He especially enjoys spending time with his older foster brother. Zaniel attends school, where he is an average student. He much prefers to play sports! Zaniel’s overall development has been the same as his peers. Growing up without a right hand, he has adapted very well. Zane wants to have a family of his own, and we hope his wish can come true soon!
Boy, born July 2008
congenital adrenal hyperplasia
Beckett could not be any cuter! Beckett is a fun and active little boy who is well liked by his caretakers. Beckett’s motor and language development are both on track. He speaks in sentences of 5-10 words. Beckett is a curious and talkative little guy. He knows his colors and some of his numbers. His self-care abilities are age appropriate. Beckett is diagnosed with congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH). He has been hospitalized several times due to this condition and needs to come home to a pediatric endocrinologist who is familiar with CAH. He is being treated with an oral cortisol replacement medication.
Boy, born June 2011
Cleft palate, post-op cleft lip, limb differences for hands and feet
Meet Jeremy! Jeremy just celebrated his 4th birthday. He is an outgoing and energetic little boy who loves playing games. Jeremy will help his therapy teachers clean up and organize the toys in the rehabilitation room. Though he is missing fingers and toes on all four limbs, he does many things for himself, such as eating meals and putting on his shoes. His language is somewhat delayed, likely because his cleft palate has not been repaired yet. He understands simple directions and can point to his ears, nose, mouth and hands when asked. He walks well on his own and can go up and down stairs. He especially enjoys music and likes to kick a ball around when he plays outside. Jeremy has the best smile- he just radiates happiness! We hope adorable Jeremy will be home to celebrate his 5th birthday with a forever family of his own!
Girl, born July 2011
congenital adrenal cortical hyperplasia , post-op sensitive special need
Precious Peyton is an extroverted child, who gets along well with other children and who is not shy with strangers. She’s very curious and loves to explore new toys. She can walk, jump, and go up and down stairs independently. Her fine motor skills are good- she can put a block in and out of a cup, open a lid, and build a tower of four blocks. Her pronunciation isn’t always clear, but is loud. When her nannies give her simple instructions, she understands and obeys. She knows the names of the other children in her group. She’s in a pre-school like setting at her orphanage, where she is learning to draw and sing children’s songs. Peyton has been diagnosed with congenital adrenal cortical hyperplasia (CAH) and she has had surgery for another sensitive need. Peyton started taking medication for CAH when she was just one month old.
Peyton has been met by a number of people who adore her. Those who have met her said she is so loving and sweet and that she is doing well developmentally. They say she has a funny personality and makes everyone laugh. She laughs a lot too and sweetly gives kisses. She loves to scribble on paper. She likes toys and playing with the stacking cups.
Boy, born March 2014
Post-op anal atresia, post-op congenital heart disease-ASD, VSD
Paddy was diagnosed as having anal atresia and is now post-op for that condition. Later he was found to have CHD- ASD and VSD, for which he has now had a surgery as well. In the fall of 2014 after his AI surgery, Paddy entered foster care sponsored. He also receives rehabilitation treatment there. At the time his file was prepared, Paddy was able to walk for one to two steps when holding the nanny’s hand. When Paddy sees others eating, he will stretch out his hand for food. He enjoys playing with his nannies and is said to enjoy playing “hide and seek” the most. Paddy is an energetic, bright, active, and lovely boy with a quick reaction. He loves playing with toys and listening to music. Will your family be the family that is blessed to wake up to that cute face every morning?
Girl, born February 2014
Kate is a precious baby girl! She came to the orphanage when she was about one month old, and was diagnosed with Down syndrome. Kate has the typical delays seen with children with Down syndrome, but is trying her best to learn! She has no known heart issues, and has been healthy since her arrival. Kate is very happy, sweet, social, and a lovable baby girl! She is ready for a mommy and daddy, and lots of love and attention.
Girl, born May 2003
Post-op Cerebral Palsy
Caroline is a beautiful, and very sweet girl who is 12 years old. She came into care when she was 4 or 5 years old, and was diagnosed with CP affecting her lower legs. Caroline was in otherwise very good health. She had surgery in 2013, and is able to walk with only a slight limp. Since Caroline had not received any early education before she came to the orphanage, she was a bit behind her peers in school. Caroline is very easy going, and has a positive attitude about all she does! She is is a wonderful care facility, and has agreed to be adopted. Caroline is so ready to be someone’s daughter!
Juliana: girl, born 2012, diagnosed with HIV and mild mental delay
Lily: girl, born 2010, HIV, disorder of brain, mixed specific development disorders, umbilical hernia, Anaemia (very old photo of her, on right)
Must be adopted together; the sisters are in different orphanages (in different towns) because of age difference, but in the same region, so it will be 1 court for both siblings.
Boy, born 2010
HIV disease resulting in multiple infections, Disorder of brain, Divergent concomitant strabismus, Atopic dermatitis, Umbilical hernia
This attached picture is NOT recent, but it is what we have available for now. He has 3 older half-siblings, it is believed they live with family at this time.
Boy, 2 years old
Main Special Needs: background retinopathy; retinopathy of prematurity; a condition after 2-degree intracranial hemorrhage (he is blind); Specific developmental disorder of motor function; hypotrophy; delayed neuropsychological development.
This boy manipulates continuously with a toy that has been placed close to him. He can turn from back to belly and move at short distances while supporting his body on his forearms. He stands in a baby walker and produces syllables and other sound combinations. The child eats well.
Diagnosis: mild CP
Elayna says words,knows the names of the children in the sector, and carries out instructions. She speaks with simple sentences but her articulation is disturbed due to the main disease. She names some domestic animals, fruits and vegetables. She says her name and counts to five on her own. She asks variety of questions. She moves around by crawling and on all four while helping with her paretic hand, sits up on her own and follows the instructions of the physical therapist. She pulls up to a standing position with adult’s help or by unmoving support: she makes steps with the help of a gait trainer or holding on to both hands. She walks alongside unmoving support independently. She needs two aids. She plays with toys. The child throws and catches a ball. She builds a tower of 10 blocks, builds with blocks (towers imitating houses, fences, etc.), she fits in mosaics; she takes out and fits in elements in the Seguin Board, puts together two pairs of pictures from “Lotto” game, fits in and strings, puts complicated forms in the bedding but has difficulties with the spastic hand. It prevents her from improving her motor skills. She brushes her teeth with help. She eats on her own table food. She drinks from a cup. She puts the bib on her own, puts away and puts in order the utensils. She picks out her clothes and makes attempts to undress on her own. She takes off her shoes alone but needs help to put them on. She goes to Montessori therapy and is in Kindergarten at the local special education school. She likes to be the center of the attention. She manages to have things her way and stands up for her desires. She observes the play of the other children and laughs loud, teases and plays with her peers, enters into interactions with them showing selective attitude; she sooths the children if they cry but manages to take away from them the toys that she prefers. She insists on participating in the joint activities. She demonstrates observed actions with objects. She likes very much to interact with adults and always tries to attract their attention. She has a developed bond with a member of the staff. She likes to listen to music, shows with gestures and hums to children’s songs.
Additional photos and videos are available through the agency.
Because we only have this child’s file for a short time, she will not be able to receive donations until a family is found for her.
Boy, born 2012
Abnormal development of hand, congenital radial clubhand with right forearm shortening; balanic hypospadias; positive HCV, PCR antibodies are negative; pyelectasis
Boy, age: 2
Diagnosis: External hydrocephalus; Arachnoid cyst; Infantile cerebral palsy – spastic quadric paresis
Jesse has been seen by a neurosurgeon who has said that no surgical intervention is required at this time. He picks up a toy given to him, keeps it for a short time and drops it. He will play for a short time – studies a toy, puts it in the mouth, transfers it from one hand to the other.
Photos and videos from May 2015 are available.
Girl, born 2007
HIV+, chronic viral Hepatitis C
From a family who met her in March 2015:
Harper is a very smart, articulate, determined and beautiful little girl who loves dolls and pretty clothes and all things girly. She has HIV and Hep C and a past history of TB that has been treated. She just finished pre-school and is ready for Kindergarten at her orphanage. She knows her numbers, colors and letters. She considers the orphanage her home and may be reluctant to leave it but she has no future and needs a family willing to step out and take a chance on her.
Boy, born 2012
Diagnosis: Congenital anomalies with main affection of the face area (facial dysmorphia). Nervous and psychological developmental delay. Bronchoobstructive syndrome. Gastric esophageal syndrome. Family history of birthmother and birthfather with mental disorder, two deceased brothers with congenital hydrocephaly. Brother with possible Simpson Syndrome – Golabi-Behmel. Omar was to be hospitalized for diagnosis specification through DNA analysis in March 2015, no further information is available.
Description: Omar is a calm child, with good emotional tone. He communicates and is able to show positive and negative emotions during a contact. He keeps visual contact. He appears to feel happy when familiar people appear. He cries before eating and when the adult goes away. Omar accepts the food with appetite, feeds with a spoon, with a help from an adult. He is calm at the time of bathing and dressing. Omar can hold his head up and sit independently. He is able to walk with support from an adult or with a baby-walker. He is able to turn from his back to his belly and tries to crawl. He can point with both hands to a given object and can grab the object when it is in close proximity. Omar is able to pronounce a specific combination of sounds.
Several videos are available from the agency.
Girl, born July 2013
Congenital heart defect-ASD, microcephaly, developmental delays
Lovable Liberty is diagnosed as having refractive amblyopia (it is suggested she wear glasses), CHD-ASD, microcephaly, and mental delay. In December of 2014, Liberty joined a foster family. At the age of 19 months, she couldn’t talk, but was making the sounds yi and ah. Her foster mom said she can understand some words and she does make eye contact. Liberty is active and can quickly change positions from sitting to standing. She can walk independently. She likes playing at home and can carry a small bucket or stool when walking. Liberty likes to smile and she loves playing with her foster dad. She will pat his face to tease him. She is described as very hospitable. When visitors come, she will be a little shy at first and hide behind her foster parents. After a while, she will warm up and will laugh when being teased by the guests. She can stamp her feet in excitement and screech happily when she sees her foster mom coming back into the house after being outdoors.
From an update 5/2015- Liberty is still not talking yet, but she can understand what adults say. She is happy. Liberty can wave goodbye and she canwalk by herself. If she falls down, she can stand back up andwalk on her own. Liberty likes playing with other kids. She is in the hospital for her heart surgery right now.
Girl, born January 2006
post-op congenital cataract, ataxia of both eyes, cerebral palsy, deveolpmental delay
Nikkita has been waiting for a family for a long time and she has many adorable photos in her file from the time she was young until now. Nikkita is diagnosed as having postoperative congenital cataract; ataxia of both eyes; cerebral palsy; delayed development. Agency staff met Nikkita in November 2014 and did not feel that she had any issues with her vision. Nikkita is quiet and docile and has a strong will to learn, but her language ability is poor. She gets along well with other kids and is loved by her teachers. She is polite and she liked playing games and with dolls.
Boy, born April 2004
deformity of right hand; deaf
Sweet Ethan is diagnosed as having a deformity of his right hand, deformity of both auricles- deaf (though it seems he may really have microtia). Agency staff met this child and said: “I met Ethan on March 20, 2015. He immediately smiled at me and came over. He presents as a very calm, sweet, kind hearted child. He was very gentle and nurturing with the younger children and the neighborhood dogs. He is in foster care and seems very happy and loved. He also has some hearing and repeats back words when you talk closely and he sees you. As I went over and started talking to the other kids, Ethan came back over and gave me a flower he had picked for me. I LOVE this child and think he will do VERY well in a family.”
His file states: Ethan is the small honey of the family. His intellect is good and he is described as active, cooperative, and smart. He can guess what his family members are saying according to their gestures. Ethan is very close to his foster family. He can help his parents do some housework, such as collecting tableware, cutting vegetables for cooking, emptying the trash, taking the slippers around and so on. He is known as the helper of the family. Ethan is very clever, and can use body language to express his needs. His left hand is very flexible and he can do everything despite his right hand having a minor deformity. Ethan has a ready smile all the time and all the neighbors like him very much.
Boy, 6 years
Diagnosis: Von Willebrand disease, epilepsy, strabismus and delayed neuropsychological development.
Owen has been diagnosed with Von Williebrand disease and as a result is also anemic from the bleeding episodes. He is also reported to be very hyperactive and he’s currently being given medication to help calm him down so that he can focus better. The hope is that this will also reduce some of the bleeding episodes. His development is delayed, though he’s recently started making more developmental progress just to a change in his current environment. He walks and tries to run. He eats from a spoon. He is beginning to babble and make sounds. He plays in the children’s play room and enjoys going on walks with caregivers. He receives wilate treatments as needed for his condition.
Update 2014: He has stable and consistent weight gain; walks stably and tries to run; produces random sound combinations; follows simple instructions; loves it when someone sings to him; builds up a pyramid of elements; plays with toy cars.
Boy, born 2012
age-correspondent physical development and delayed neuropsychological development (mostly regarding speech), cognitive deficit correspondent to mild mental delay, and generalized developmental disorder – infantile autism.
Tage walks independently; holds toys that are given to him and takes them around with him; produces random sound combinations. He is relatively calm for long periods of time. He does not demonstrate aggression towards other people or self-aggression.
Boy, born February 2012
3 year old Quinntavius is missing his right hand. It looks as if he may have ptosis (droopy eye lid) of his left eye, but that is not a formal diagnosis. Quinntavius likes to look at picture books and be read to. He really enjoys going outside and playing and basking in the sunshine. Quinntavius has good fine motor skills and is very observant. He knows his name and likes hearing his named called. Quinntavius has good expression and is very curious. He is a quiet boy and doesn’t cry often. He can combine actions with words, such as shaking his head no and saying no. He really likes to play with toys, especially blocks, and he enjoys rolling balls. Quinntavius sounds like a wonderful little boy who doesn’t let anything stop him. Now he just needs a forever family of his own!
Boy, born 2007
Organic damage of Central Nervous System: syndrome movements disturbances, moderate mental delays, hypermetropia
He has a brother who is not adoptable because he lives in the custodian family and his 2 younger sisters were adopted domestically.
He is very active, a kind of athletic, bossy.
He will be transferred to a school orphanage this summer (2015)
Boy, born 2009
parasomnia, severe mental delays, Other atopic dermatitis, Astigmatism
He needs a family asap! He requires much time and energy from the adopting family. He is a kind of enervative, cranky and rickety, he likes to be held in arms, he often cries.
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!
Boy, born December 2013
Down syndrome, Congenital heart defect
Precious Rubin is diagnosed as having down syndrome and CHD- ASD. At the age of 1 year, after receiving rehabilitation treatment, Rubin could go from lying on his stomach to sitting without help. He could also crawl at that time. As of January 2015, he was babbling and could move a toy from one hand to another. Rubin knows his name and reacts when he is called. He likes to giggle when he is playing or when he is happy. Rubin is described as active and lovely. He loves to cuddle and snuggle with his caretakers. He likes to play with other children and listen to and wave his hands happily to music. Could you be the lucky family who gets to snuggle and cuddle with this cutie?
Boy, born February 2012
This 3-year-old is said to be active and happy when playing with other kids in his care center. He appears to be in good health and have good motor skills. He was left in a hospital at birth, and a few days later came to his current care center. He has been diagnosed with Down syndrome and to have small stature. His fears include dogs, the dark, and heights. He reportedly will not eat with the TV on but eats well when music is played. Exploring his surroundings is one of his favorite activities. He obeys simple commands but often says “no” when he refuses or disagrees with something. An adoptive family should have access to excellent medical and developmental resources for this child to thrive.