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Summer

Summer 2Summer3Girl, born May 2001
PRC
Cerebral Palsy

SUMMER WILL AGE OUT IN MAY 2015

Summer is a lovely 13 year old girl with cerebral palsy. She can walk independently and go up and down stairs while holding on to a railing. She has a happy disposition, loves arts and is very friendly. Summer has no cognitive delays and wants to be adopted.

Summer is currently in a foster home in China and is doing well.

According to the law in her home country, Summer’s adoption needs to be completed before she turns 14 in May 2015. 

If Summer is not adopted in time, her grant will be gifted to another aging out girl in China, listed on Reece’s Rainbow.

$876.60 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!

Breylon

Breylon

BreylonBoy, born July 2011
PRC
Hemophilia

Darling 3.5 year old Breylon is diagnosed with hemophilia. Breylon is said to have a good spirit. He is extroverted and talkative, but can be timid at times. He always has a ready smile. He gets along well with the other children and he is said to be a clever child. Breylon enjoys listening to music, playing with toys, reading, and playing games. His favorite toys are the riding horse and toy cars.

Breylon likes talking to familiar people and he can have simple conversations with those he is not familiar with. He can speak simple words and short sentences. Breylon can walk freely and can go upstairs and downstairs, using the wall as support. He can explore picture books and is cooperative when putting on his clothes and shoes. He can use a spoon to eat his meals. Breylon has a good appetite, but can be a picky eater at times. His favorite food is dumplings. At school, he plays games with the other children and teachers, takes a nap at noon, listens to music and reads picture books in the afternoon, and then returns home. If the weather is nice, his teachers take him out to the playground to play and bask in the sun. At night, he has super with his foster family, plays with toys, takes a bath, changes his clothes, and goes to bed. Breylon’s file mentions him being a fairly adored child!

$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!

Annie May

Annie May (1)Annie May (2)Girl, born February 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

Annie May is just 2 years old and likes to play with toys and listen to music. She is a darling little girl who is just beginning to walk. She likes playing with her peers and responds well to her care takers. She could just thrive in a family!

$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!

Daphne

Daphne MAAGirl, born July 2003
PRC
Post-op anal atresia

Daphne is outgoing and has a quick smile. She enjoys playing with all kinds of toys and watching cartoons. She is close to the caretakers and with her friends. She is helpful and gets along well with the other children. She attends school inside the orphanage.

Daphne is diagnosed with post-op anal atresia. She has normal urination, but does not have bowel continence. She could likely achieve social continence with the support of a program like the one at Cincinnati Children’s or the one at Nationwide Children’s.

$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!

Lennox

LennoxBoy, born February 2012
PRC
indirect inguinal hernia of right side; postoperative sensitive special need; DSD

Lennox is described as smart, clever, quiet, and pleasant. In March of 2014 he had surgery for one of his special needs. Lennox is a handsome and active boy who has a ready smile. The caretakers and other kids all like him very much! His agency has asked for an update and hope to have one soon!

$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!

Selah Rose

Selah Rose (1)Selah Rose (3)Girl, born May 2007
PRC
Epilepsy, Cerebral palsy

Adorable Selah Rose is diagnosed as having Cerebral palsy and Epilepsy (she takes phenobarbital for this). She is described as extroverted with an active personality. She is restless and likes taking part in activities with other children her age. Selah Rose can get along well with other children and can share toys with other children. She likes all kinds of toys and responds actively to new things and to strangers. It really mentions nothing in her file about CP other than the diagnosis. Selah Rose had an abnormal EEG (epilepsy) but was found to have no obvious abnormal signs found by a cranium CT scan.

$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!

Spring

SpringGirl, born September 2012
PRC
Down syndrome, post-op CHD

Spring is 2 years old, and just adorable! She came into care when she was 7 months old (approximately), and was found to have Down syndrome as well as a congenital heart defect. She had surgery in 2013 to correct the TOF/ASD (Tetrology of Fallot / atrial septal defect) and recovered well. Spring is a very quiet, very sweet little one who really needs a caring, loving family, who will provide her the therapy she requires. Spring has the typical delays seen in little ones with Down syndrome, and being confined to her stroller/walker is not helping her. Spring’s left ear folds down a bit, but there is no known hearing issue involved. They have noted in her file that Spring’s favorite activity is “being held” (how sweet is that!?). This little one is ready for a family.

$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!

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!

 

$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!

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!

Luke

LukeBoy, born 1999
mild mental delays

Luke ages out in NOVEMBER 2015! A family must file an I600a by November 2015!

 

From a family that met in early 2015:
He can read and speak English pretty well. He has been hosted here in the US.

$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!

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.

$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!

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!

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!

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.

$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!

Adonai

boysillouettenophotoBoy, born March 2006
Down Syndrome

 

Adonai shows affection toward those who care for him.  He smiles constantly and seeks caresses from those around him; he also enjoys giving affection.

 

We are waiting on a photo to share with you!  Additional medical info available.  Single moms and larger families welcome.   Please contact Debbie for more info!

 

$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!

Everleigh

girlsillouettenophotoGirl, born 2010

Everleigh is paraplegic due to Myelomeningocele.

 

Everleigh is a communicative child who knows what she likes and dislikes.  She responds to gestures of affection.

$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!

Vaida

girlsillouettenophotoGirl, born 2004
Apert Syndrome

 

Vaida is sociable; responds with friendly smile.

$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!

Vienna

girlsillouettenophotoGirl, born 2013
Arthrogryposis Syndrome

 

Vienna is currently undergoing treatment, with a favorable diagnosis.  She is cheerful, can babble words.  She enjoys when others give her cubes to play with.

 

$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!

Camilla

girlsillouettenophotoGirl, born 2012
Williams Syndrome

 

Camilla is affectionate, and allows others to show her affection.  She plays with the other children at the Care Center and can speak a few words.

 

$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!

Amadeus

boysillouettenophotoBoy, born 2006
Slightly Mentally delayed, deaf

 

Amadeus is restless and his moods can vary.  He lacks affection.  He needs a neurological evaluation to determine his Dx.

$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!

Kobe

boysillouettenophotoBoy, born October 2013
Fetal (FAS), hypotonia, Global developmental 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!

Henri

boysillouettenophotoBoy, born August 2014

preamaturity, anemia, VSD, umbilical hernia, central hypotonia

Genetic workup in progress

 

$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!

Fitzgerald

Fitzgerald (2)Boy, born October 2010
FAS diagnosis, speech delays; CHD (atrial septal defect-closed); Family history of TB (grandparents, mother); Allergies/chronic cough

Fitzgerald attends preschool. The boy is a standalone, can use a spoon, fork. In class, Fitzgerald is not focused, disturbing others. While playing, he scatters toys, not playing for their intended purpose. He often hits the other children. He likes to have fun with music, art classes, exercise gym. Speech boy is understandable. The boy can independently indicate the parts of the body. Fitzgerald very often during the day comes to receive hugs, he needs praise, wants to be the center of attention.

The agency only has his file for a short while — interested families shouldn’t delay in inquiring!

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.

Isaiah

IsaiahBoy, born 2014
Down Syndrome

 

 

$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!

 

Clara

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

Clara can talk.

 

$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!

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!

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!

Ryder

RyderBoy, born 2012
Down Syndrome, crossed eyes, cryptorchism

 

$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!

Joseph #11-48

JosephBoy, 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.

 

$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!

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.

$8,185.27 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!

Rosie

Rosie (4)Girl, born July 2011
PRC
Down syndrome, hypothyroidism

*** Additional $4,000 agency grant also available ***

Rosie is an expressive little girl with Down syndrome, who makes faces like she’s a star in a drama! She was slow to grow and they found she had hypothyroidism. She has been on medication since August 2012, and has grown and developed a lot since then! Rosie is able to sit and crawl on her own, and especially enjoys rocking herself in a rocking chair. Sometimes she’s a little impatient when she sees caregivers feeding the other children, and will shout for attention, but is quickly comforted. By spring 2014 she was able to pull herself to standing on her own, and understood simple directions. When someone arrives to her class she will wave hello, and when her caregivers leave she blow them a kiss! Rosie can say “mama” and a few other simple words. Are you the mama she is waiting for?

$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!

Shaena

ShaenaGirl, born Feb 2012
PRC
Down syndrome

From an update 2/2015: Shaena can play well with blocks and she can dance to the music. She can avoid obstacles when pushing carts and she can reach things by standing on her tippy toes. Shaena gets a little aggressive with others when mad. She is healthy, strong, and in good health. She can understand some simple instructions like “give me the paper in your hand, do not climb, sit well, eat”, etc. Shaena can crawl down the bed very quickly and she can walk by herself for a while. She can stand up after falling over and can climb well. Shaena can hold small tiny things and can pull the rope by changing hands. Shaena can pick up and throw balls. She will ask to be held when adults walk by her and she knows if she is being criticizing or praised. When praised, she gets very happy! When you point out her mistakes, she will cry. Shaena’s favorite things to do are imitate, eat, and dance.

$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!

Greyham

Greyham (4)Greyham (1)Boy, born August 2012
PRC
Sensitive special need

Greyham sounds like a total sweetheart! He is described as well behaved and sweet. He has a good appetite and is a good sleeper too. When Greyham was one, he saw his nanny picking up the phone and he would put his hand beside his ear and say “Wei” (hello). When his nanny was leaving the welfare institute, he would take shoes over to her. He loved playing hide and seek with other children. His favorite food was egg soup. As of December, he could say “mama (mother), nainai (grandma)” and could eat on his own. Greyham likes to go down the slide and to play with building blocks and stuffed animals. He enjoys watching cartoons and is interested in new things. He really likes to go to the garden and explore. Sounds like Greyham may have a green thumb! Greyham is a happy and lovely child. His nannies love him very much and say that he has a good character! Greyham will need a family who is very open to the fact that this child may not know who he/she wants to be due to the chromosome abnormality.

$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!

Obert

Obert (1)Boy, born June 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

From Obert’s December 2014 file:
Obert is calm and quiet. He likes being cuddled by his caregiver and being close to her. As of December, he was not sitting or crawling, but he was receiving therapy to help him learn how to do those things. Obert likes listening to music and musical toys. He can sometimes move his hands and feet along to the rhythm. He sleeps soundly and likes sleeping in his crib. He has a regular diet and a good appetite.

$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!

Isabelle

Isabelle (2) Isabelle (1)Girl, born August 2009
PRC
Esotropia and amblyopia of right eye; slow motor reflex

Gorgeous 5.5 year old Isabelle is waiting for her forever family to find her! Isabelle is listed as having esotropia and weak sight of the right eye. Esotropia is a form of strabismus, or “squint,” in which one or both eyes turns inward. Isabelle is also diagnosed as having slow motor reflexes. She had a CT scan done and it came back clean-no abnormal findings. Isabelle’s file is outdated (from Dec. 2013). Isabelle likes to giggle, play games, and imitate what others are doing. She likes watching TV and cries if she is not allowed. She loves her foster mother and those she sees on a regular basis. She is not afraid of strangers. She speaks very little. She says “po-po” (Grandma), “ma-ma” (mother) and “ba-ba” (father). She follows directions very well. If you ask her to point to a certain body part, she will do that. She is very wobbly on her feet and cannot really stand up without a helping hand. She leans on her foster mother a lot, but she was observed to be able to walk flat footed. She is clearly adorable, but may need a family who is open to significant delays and to some unknowns.

$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!

Shayna

Shayna (2)

Shayna (1)Girl, born August 2007
PRC
Delayed development; abnormal brain CT

Shayna is a clever girl and has a strong ability of expressing herself. She is developmentally delayed, but can communicate normally. She likes to imitate adults. When she sees the nannies, she will give them hugs. She is active, restless and likes to smile! When she hears something funny, she will laugh loudly and be filled with joy. She is very independent and can do many things on her own. She is attending a special training program in the institute, and she is happiest when she is in class with other children. She loves to sing and draw, and can recite poems and count numbers. She is progressing every day! Please help Shayna find her forever family!

$481.50 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!

Kerry

kerry (1)Girl, born May 2012
PRC
Down syndrome, post-op congenital heart disease

 

Dimples! I just love babies who have dimples!

Kerry was born in May 2012 and is doing wonderful. She is beginning to walk and loves cookies. Kerry loves music, being outside and playing games.

The agency has a video available.

$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!

Jenny

Jenny2Girl, born March 2008
PRC
Down syndrome

From her file dated 11/2014:Jenny

Jenny is active and cheerful and likes to get close to people. Everyone likes her. Jenny can recognize red and knows number 1 and 2. She can distinguish circle and squareand knows some common objects such as candies, fish, fruit and vegetable. Jenny can wave goodbye and can greet her foster mom and dad when returning home from school. Jenny can actively express her needs as well as verbally remind adult when she needs to use the bathroom. Jenny’s language is delayed when compared to other children her age. She has good comprehensive ability and can correctly and quickly respond to instructions. If she sees someone holding the camera, she will know that we are about to take pictures for her and she will give many poses. Jenny can independently eat, put on and take off shoes, pants and clothes and is potty trained. She likes to play with toys and games and really likes to watch cartoons. Jenny also likes to dance to music. She is very adorable and easygoing.

The agency has videos available.

$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!

Devin

Devin6 Girl, born March 2010
PRC
deaf, post-op Congenital heart disease (VSD)

From someone who met her and spent quality time with her: Devin is just full of personality. She likes to play with blocks and loved the fruit snacks we brought. She has a sweet tooth. Devin is compassionate to the children in her room. When she sees someone who is crying, she will go over and pat them. She tries to comfort them. She is attached to her caregivers and likes to be with her favorite caregiver. Devin enjoys being held and hugged. She seemed to understand what we were asking her to do. She followed our gestural communication. She was able to sit on the floor and play then get up and walk and run too! Devin also scribbled on the paper as we encouraged her to do.

Devin Collage

Devin’s file states that she has a good appetite and that her favorite foods are cookies and candy. She has a pair of watery eyes and she is a lovely girl. She is shy and a little bit timid. She is nervous with strangers, but will open up slowly. She likes playing with blocks and watching tv. Though she can’t hear it, she seems to understand what is going on. Devin was sent to live with a foster family on Sept. 15th, 2011, but due to her hearing loss, they brought her back to live in the orphanage on April 18th, 2012. When Devin came back into the care of the orphanage, she started receiving cognitive rehabilitation training twice a week, one hour each time. She is still receiving this training.

 

Devin’s mental development is the same as other orphanage kids the same age. She will make the sound of “ah” when she is crying or screaming. She does not make sound generally. She is under language therapy for deaf children (two lessons a week, one hour each time), but she has not made much progress. In daily life, we found that she is very moody and often gets cranky. On 11/12/2014, she was taken to a Mental Health Center for an exam and the doctor prescribed Olanzapine- 1/4 pill twice a day(morning and afternoon). Her orphanage said she is stubborn and that because she cannot hear, it is hard for her to communicate with other people . Once she meets someone new, she is not so happy and she will get mad and cry. If people she knows take her to play, she will be very happy and smile. Devin walks well and can run. She can walk upstairs by holding the rail. When she walks downstairs, she needs to hold the hand of an adult and the rail with her other hand. She can put on and take off her clothes, shoes, and socks.

What Devin really needs is a loving family of her own who signs and who can teach her sign language so she has a way to communicate with other people. The language training she is receiving won’t help her much because she can’t hear. Anyone would be frustrated, crabby, and stubborn in an environment like that with no way to communicate with others. And the medication- that is not necessary and could potentially be causing other problems. Her stubbornness should be viewed in a positive light because it shows she has not given up- she is a fighter. This girl will grow and change by leaps and bounds once in a family and once learning a language of her own…Devin needs out!

$128.25 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!

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!

Amber

AmberGirl, born January 2006
PRC
Cerebral Palsy

Cute as a button Amber recently turned 9 years old. Amber is diagnosed with having Cerebral Palsy. From the age of 4 to 5, Amber studied at the Sunshine School in the orphanage. At that time, she was independent and could take care of herself. Her comprehension was low and she could count from 1-20. Her writing ability and coordination was not great. She became used to writing with her left hand. At that time, Amber liked music activities. From age 6 to present, she has been attending primary school. She struggles with her learning and asks her foster parents whenever she can’t understand something. She knows primary Chinese characters and can read articles. In math she can read and answer questions on her own. She can walk and she will sometimes fall when running, but she can do any activity any other child can and she enjoys playing with the other children. Amber is lively and loves to laugh. She is polite to people and will greet familiar people. Sometimes her pronunciation is not very clear, but she communicates well with others for the most part. Amber can express her own thoughts and opinions and she really enjoys painting!

 

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Beauchamp

Beauchamp (2)Boy, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome, post-op CHD

Beauchamp is 21 months old and the only thing that could make him happier is a family of his own. Beauchamp had a little heart problem, but that has been corrected. Now he is thriving and learning. He can turn over and can sit by holding something. He loves listening to music and gets his body moving to the rhythm.

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

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Georgia

Georgia (1)

Georgia (2)Girl, born 2011
PRC
Down syndrome, post-op CHD, malnutrition

Georgia is almost four years old. Georgia is a quiet little girl who loves to be held. She is in good spirits and has a good appetite. She can grasp for toys, turn her body over and raise her head. Although she is delayed developmentally she is a very happy little girl.

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

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Susie

Susie (2)

Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Susie is just one year old. This lovely baby girl has been diagnosed as Trisomy21 / Down Syndrome and she is much loved in her orphanage. Her ayis tell us that Susie is a quiet baby who is happy to play in her crib. Susie likes to be teased and has a ready smile. She can pick up toys and hold them by herself. Susie is growing and learning new things every day. Could Susie grow in your heart and home?

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

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Douglas

Douglas (2)Boy, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Douglas is one years old. He is living a VERY happy life at the foster care center. Douglas has been diagnosed with Trisomy 21 / Down Syndrome, but that doesn’t stop him from stealing the show as well as the hearts of all who meet this handsome boy. He is extremely charismatic and loves to smile. He has an easy-going personality and charms all that come in contact with him. He is learning to sit up on his own and walk by himself.

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Hugh

Hugh 2014 (2)Boy, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Little Hugh is just a year old. His nannies say he is just about on target developmentally. Hugh’s potential can be unlimited, if only he can have a family to love him. Can your family be the lucky one for Hugh?

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Betsy

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40614170606 Betsy (1)

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

Sabrina2

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.

$5.40 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Stacey

StaceyGirl, 6 years old
CO-HSA

Stacey is 6 years old and is a friendly and very sweet little girl that loves attention from her caregivers and to play with her friends. She is a very happy girl who is working very hard in therapy for her developmental and cognitive delays, as well as having some learning and speech disorders to catch up to her peers.

$94.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Daniel

DanielBoy, born 2014
CO-HSA

Daniel is a sweet 9-­‐month-­‐old child who is of Latin American descent. He is very sweet and loves the company of his caretakers. He was born as a premature infant and he is unable to hear out of his right ear. Also, he is unable to sit up on his own yet but is currently receiving physical and occupational therapy, so he can catch up to his peers. He also shows signs of leukoencephalopathy, but it is very difficult to be completely diagnosed at this time due to his young age.

 

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

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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.

Marygrace

marygraceGirl, born June 2005
PRC
Post-op cerebral palsy. concomittant exotropia

From her file dated September 2011- Marygrace is introverted, shy and timid. She loves playing toys (dolls) and listening to music and has a ready smile on her face. Marygrace can get along with other kids, likes reading picture books and chatting with familiar caretakers. She can chat well with close partners and is good at expressing herself, but she doesn’t like talking with strangers. She’s also a good leader among the children.

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

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Tyrek

TyrekTyrekBoy, born March 2002
PRC
Visually Impaired

Tyrek ages out 3/2016 – He needs a family to adopt him prior to his 14th birthday, or he will lose his chance at a family.

From his file dated May 2011: Tyrek is extroverted and gets along well with others. He has great ability to adapt to his environment. Tyrek likes playing gate ball, hula hoop, rope skipping. He likes to play planes, rockets, ultraman and he like to sing adults’ songs and no longer has interest in children’s songs He can recite many poems of Tang Dynasty and his performing ability is excellent. Tyrek attends a school for the blind and likes microcomputers the best. He can look after himself in his life and his teachers speak very highly of him.

$50.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Freddie

Freddie (1)Freddie (2)Boy, born Dec 2005
PRC
Hemophilia

Freddie is a very obedient child. In classes, he really gets along well with his classmates and is very willing to help others. He likes attending classes. Now, he is able to write and can even use pinyin. He is a very intelligent child. The children all like to listen to this older boy. When Freddie is normally inside, he frequently helps the nannies do some daily things; he is extremely independent. In everybody’s eyes, Freddie is a sensible and good child. In the heart of the little boys and girls, he is a warmhearted older brother. Freddie is an extremely charming boy.

Freddie has hemophilia. Occasionally, when he has blood clots, he will need a clotting factor VIII injection. When his hemophilia does not affect him, he can walk on his own. When he is affected by his hemophilia, he will need the support of adults. Even when his sickness often brings about pain and tears, he still loves life. Freddie is a compassionate person and he is an energetic and positive child. His ability to care for himself is strong. His hygiene is very good. After he gets up in the morning, he will make his bed on his own. He can brush his teeth, wash his face and eat on his own. We wholeheartedly hope Freddie will be able to be given the love of a father and mother, a happy family and a beautiful future!

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

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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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Mark

markBoy, born 2014
Down syndrome
(picture taken at 1 month old)

$10.80 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Daniel

DanielBoy, Born August, 2012
Down syndrome
PRC

Look at this sweet face!  Daniel is a shy and quiet little boy. He is a deep sleeper who is always ready to greet you with a smile. He loves to walk while holding on to something. He is starting to talk and is a joy to be around.

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

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Bayleigh

BayleighGirl, born September 2012
PRC
Down syndrome, mild umbilical hernia, physical and developmental delays

 

Meet Bayleigh! She is 2 years old. She is diagnosed with having Down syndrome and a mild umbilical hernia. She has physical and developmental delays. She is a part of the Half the Sky program at her SWI. She loves to have someone sing to her. She is a moderate sleeper and loves to eat. She can stand while holding onto something. She giggles and squeals when she sees a familiar “Aunt”. She is delightful and loves to be on the go.

 

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

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Lynn

Lynn (2) Lynn (1)Girl, born November 2013
PRC
coloboma of eyelids, congenital atretobelpharia, and nutritional anemia

Lynn is a little girl looking for her forever family. She really likes to play with her hands and with toys. She loves to receive hugs and kisses from her nannies, and her favorite toys are colorful little balls. Lynn is able to lie on her stomach and prop up her body. She has not had any surgeries for her eyes, and she is not given any medication. She can crawl and cannot stand yet. She has significant delays. She has coloboma of eyelids, congenital atretobelpharia, and nutritional anemia. Lynn’s vision has no abnormality; her eyes can track objects moving through her surroundings. Her eyes are very sensitive and produce a lot of tears. She lives in a small family unit inside of the orphanage. Be a part of Lynn’s story by helping us find Lynn a loving family!

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

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Brant

Brant (2)Brant (1)Boy, born January 2014
PRC
Hydrocephalus, partial hearing loss

Brant is a cute little boy! He can sit and go from a lying position to a sitting position, but he cannot crawl. He can stand using objects for support. His general development seems somewhat delayed but he interacts and plays with other children. Brant smiles and laughs with those he plays with. He is not able to feed himself or cannot imitate sounds. Brant has still not received treatment for his hydrocephalus, but undergoes sitting and standing exercises. He also has partial hearing loss. We really hope Brant finds a family to love him!

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

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Brynn

Brynn (2) Brynn (1)Girl, born January 2011
PRC
Cerebral Palsy

Brynn is a very sweet and outgoing child. She is in her orphanage’s rehabilitation training for her cerebral palsy. She is now able to stand with the help of objects and can take some steps and go up and down stairs with support. Brynn can stand on her tiptoes. She can grab foods to eat on her own, but she cannot eat on her own using a bowl, spoon or chopsticks. She has good recognition abilities, and is very close to her nannies. Brynn cannot dress herself on her own. She likes to imitate adults, but cannot say complete sentences. She likes to go to class, and like to build with blocks and scribble. Brynn is not able to draw circles. Be the voice and help Brynn find a family!

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

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Timothy John

Timothy JohnBoy, born December 2005
PRC
History of delayed development but on track developmentally now

Timothy John is a quiet, introverted boy who opens up and becomes lively and outgoing in familiar settings. He is adjusting quite well to life with his host-only family, and they say “any family will be truly lucky to him as their son.” He is a getting along with kids and adults and even learning a few English words. Timothy John enjoys going to the playground and playing soccer. He also likes to relax and watch Tom and Jerry. He attends grade 3 in school and has good school performance. Teachers like him and describe him as curious and helpful, with a strong ability to imitate.

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

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Shawnessy

ShawnessyBoy, born June 2006
PRC
Post Op anal atresia, has a droopy eyelid and only one kidney

Shawnessy is a curious, lively and outgoing boy, described by his host family as “truly joyful.” His hosts report he is obedient, very intelligent, and doesn’t show developmental delays. He watches others and learns quickly, easily figured out a smart phone and complicated electronics. His letters are very finely formed, and he has good fine motor skills. He adapts easily to new situations, loves music, and keeps himself occupied. All his teachers in his country like him and he gets along well with his classmate and he always wants to help others. His school performance is good. Though he doesn’t speak clearly, that doesn’t impede him from communicating with others. He likes TV, cartoons, and playing with his many friends. He had surgery for anal atresia in infancy, has a droopy eyelid and only one kidney.

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

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Seth

Seth, CHACBoy, born 2006
PRC
Epilepsy but no history of seizures

Seth is described as quiet and docile and a bit shy with strangers, but lively and outgoing in a familiar environment. He gets along well with other children, likes cartoons, and loves outdoor activities and running with his friends. He’s a smiling boy with “very pretty eyes.” He was diagnosed early on with epilepsy but has had no history of seizures.

$1.80 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Cai

Cai CollageBoy, born January 2010
PRC
1. cerebral development malformation; 2. red capillary hemangioma on the forehead

Precious Cai just turned 5! Cai is diagnosed as having: 1. cerebral development malformation 2. red capillary hemangioma on the forehead. At one point he was living in an orphanage where his needs were not being met and he was seen to have developmental delays, especially in the area of language. He is now in care of an amazing foster center where he is receiving phenomenal care. It is clear that he is happy, loved, and doing quite well! Cai is now treasured and is thriving. What he really needs most is a forever family of his own! Could you be Cai’s family?
From his file: Cai likes playing in the activity room and is fond of listening to music and playing with toys, especially balls. He is attached to familiar people and he enjoys the care and comfort of others. Cai understands the instructions given by his caretakers. He has a ready smile, gets along well with others, and he is a pretty happy boy most of the time!

$2,000 agency grant available

$64.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Audrey and Anna

Audrey and AnnaGirls, ages 7 & 9
CO-HSA

Special Needs: Microcephaly, mild cognitive delay, anxiety and behavior disorder

Audrey is 7 years old and Anna is 9 years old. They are sisters who express a lot of love and care for one another. They wish to be adopted together, and hope to find a forever family.

 

$4.50 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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Geoffrey

GeoffreyBoy, born Nov 2007Geoffrey 2
PRC
underdevelopment of the brain

Geoffrey is a darling little boy who is diagnosed with underdevelopment of the brain, but his file also says he is developing on target with his peers. He can walk and run, but sometimes loses his balance when moving too quickly. and may stumble. Geoffrey loves playing outside and he also likes playing with electrical toys. His favorite foods are apples and oranges. He is waiting for a family who loves to play!

$289.80 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!

 

Meredith

Meredith (2)Girl, born August 2006
PRC
Right Cross foot; CHD

Meet 8 year old Meredith! Meredith is a strong and resilient little girl. She is diagnosed as having right cross foot and a Congenital Heart Defect. Her file does not mention the specific type, but does say- Suggestion: Aneurysm of ventricular septum, no defect; Mild eccentric aortic regurgitation; Right heart larger with tricuspid regurgitation (mild-medium); PH (severe). Meredith has not had surgery to repair her heart and she is starting to tire more easily because of the severe PH. She needs to come home and know what it means to be loved by a family. February is Heart Awareness Month…what better month for this child to finally find her family!

Meredith is self-sufficient and sweet. She loves to draw and play with others. She is described as lively, talkative, and cheerful. Meredith’s favorite subject in school is English. Meredith has a little trouble concentrating in school and needs a lot of repetition in her studies to help aid in memorizing information. She is quick to ask questions to learn more though! Meredith likes when the attention is on her and she is working on sharing. She communicates well and is a very polite little girl who is quick to greet new people. Meredith can be seen in these two videos with her friend who has a wonderful family in the adoption process.

$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!

Jamieson

Jamieson (2)

Jamieson (1)Boy, born March 2011
PRC
repaired meningomyelocele

Jamieson is an adorable little boy who came into care as a baby, and was found to have a meningomyelocele which was repaired in 2012. His surgery reports are in his file. There may be some mild scoliosis. It is not in his medical, but the orphanage workers have noticed. Jamieson has very good motor skills, and is able to walk, run, and play as well as his peers. He is typically a good natured little boy, who enjoys playing with the other kids. The one thing that will upset him is if another child takes his toy. Jamieson has bladder and bowel control. His language skills are a bit behind his peers. He is considered to be a bit shy, is able to pick up new skills quickly,and is a very kind child. Jamieson’s all time favorite thing to do is go to an amusement park! So, buy those season passes, and bring him home….he has rides to conquer!

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

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Sutter

Sutter (2)

Sutter (1)Boy, born May 2010
PRC
mild Cerebral palsy

Sutter is a handsome boy who came into care when he turned 1 year old, and was found to have CP, affecting his left side. Sutter has progressed a lot, and is able to walk some distance unassisted, although his feet turn in a bit. (Perhaps he would benefit from some bracing?) He can walk up stairs without help from a nanny. He uses a walker for long distances. His left hand is weaker than his right. Sutter’s speech is good, although they sometimes have to remind him to speak more clearly. He is a bright boy, who always tries his best. Sutter comes to the orphanage rehab center every weekday, then lives with a foster family nights and weekends. He is very attached to them, and is able to bond well. Sutter can be shy when first meeting new people. He enjoys playing with the neighborhood kids around his foster home, and likes to ride a bike. Sutter is a great little guy, who needs some physical therapy and, most of all, a family.

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

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Addisyn

AddisynGirl, born March 2011
PRC
motor delays

Addisyn is an adorable little girl who came into care when she was 2 years old, and was found to be thin, with little strength in her hands and feet. With the care of her nannies, she gained some weight, and soon was in good health. They noticed she was able to stand and walk a bit with assistance, but not on her own. A CT of her brain showed no abnormalities. As of her report (in October 2013), she was still walking only with assistance. They assumed at that time that her intelligence was not equal to her peers. In an update from 2/2015 Addisyn is not talking and still unable to walk unassisted. They estimate her physical and cognitive development at about the level of a 15 month old child. Addie is a sweet and loving little girl, who always wants to join in with the other kids in play. The agency has several photos and video of this precious girl. She needs a family to help her reach her full potential.

$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!

Kippy

Kippy (1)Kippy (2)Boy, born February 2006
PRC
left eye removed

Kippy is a handsome, active boy! He came into care as an infant, and was found to have an infection of his left eye when he was small. The infection did not resolve, and resulted in the loss of his left eye in 2012. A prosthetic was inserted after surgery. He healed well, and has had no further complications. His right eye was never involved. Kippy is a normal, healthy, active, and fun boy! He attends school and enjoys learning. Kippy’s development has always been on target. He gets along very well with the other kids, and loves the adults at the orphanage. Kippy and the other kids were invited to a Christmas party at the Marriott. Kippy made gingerbread and was praised by the baker of the hotel! He was a very happy and proud boy! Kippy is healthy, a bright boy, and is very eager to have a family of his own.

$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!

Chelsia

ChelsiaGirl, born January 2002
PRC
Delayed Development

Chelsia ages out in January 2016 – she needs a family to be in country to adopt her, prior to her birthday!

Beautiful Chelsia recently turned 13. Normally that would be very exciting, but for Chelsia it means she now has less than a year for her family to find her and for them to be in her country. Chelsia must be adopted before her 14th birthday or she will age out and likely face a life in an institution. Chelsia is diagnosed with delayed development. Chelsia is shy at first, but she likes communicating with people once she is familiar with them. She enjoys reading books and watching tv. Chelsia’s teachers say she is not good at math, but it does not seem to affect her socially. She is energetic and is often found with a smile on her face! Chelsia enjoys playing with toys, but she enjoys puzzles and drawing the most. She can express her will and she is very polite. She is independent with taking care of her own needs and will help adults when she is able. Chelsia has a good appetite. Her favorite foods are dumplings, vegetables, fruits, sweets, and snacks.

$90.00 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!

Charles

Charles (2)Boy, born June 2002
PRC
Congenital ichthyosis

12.5 year old Charles has waited far too long for a family of his own and the number one reason he has likely waited as long as he has is because he was born a boy. Charles is diagnosed with a mild form of congenital ichthyosis, a skin condition that can be easily managed. Charles will be celebrating his 13th birthday in June and then will only have one year left to find a family or he will age out at 14. There is no reason this child should age out. His needs are manageable and he deserves to be loved by a forever family of his own!Charles (1)

Charles’ file is very outdated. Charles is described as active and smart. He is independent with is personal care and he is good at answering questions. He enjoys singing and can also recite rhymes. Charles gets along well with the nannies, teachers, and other kids. He is able to express his needs and talks clearly and politely. Charles has good manners and is positive when greeting his teachers and friends. He loves to help the teachers sweep and mop the floor, wipe the desks, etc. Charles likes playing on the sliding board, swings, and trampolines. He is also fond of watching tv, taking pictures, and looking at pictures. Maybe Charles could be a photographer in the future, but first we need to find Charles a forever family!

$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!

Colette

update Collette 1ColetteGirl, born February 2010
PRC
Cerebral palsy

update Collette 3

Colette is a delightful girl who is almost 5 years old. Her social communication and fine motor skills are both on target for a 4 year old child. Her self care and cognition are on a 3 year old level, with her gross motor skills on a 1 year old level. Her CP affects her legs; she can walk using walls, furniture , and her walker. For long distances, she needs a wheelchair. Colette has the potential to make progress with her balance and mobility. Colette is a quick learner, and is considered to be a clever child. She is very sweet and affectionate. Colette’s fine motor skills are good. She can undress herself without help. Her caretakers report she can also dress herself. She can eat with a spoon. Colette is able to use the toilet, though she may require some help in cleaning afterwards. Colette is continent during the day, but may use a pull up at night for urine. Her bowel control is no problem. Colette enjoys wearing new clothes and is known to admire herself in the mirror.This little girl is so sweet, and so loving and so ready for a family of her own!

$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!

Nissa

Nissa NissaGirl, born September 2009
PRC
Down syndrome

Nissa is 5 years old and has Down Syndrome but just doesn’t let that extra chromosome stop her. Nissa can stand, walk and climb up and down stairs alone. She can understand and follow your instructions. She dances with music and can sing along with you. Nissa plays well with other children and is not afraid of strangers.

Update 9/28/14: A family visited the orphanage 2 weeks ago and had this to say about Nissa. “She was clearly chattering away. I can’t actually vouch for what she was saying, but it appeared she was conversing with the staff. It was clear she was understanding them. They made a point to say that she wasn’t like the older DS boy we had just seen moments before. They said she was very, very smart. She’s a champion giggler and very much loved there.” Oh and it was mentioned that she really, really loves stickers.

Her agency has a $2000 grant available.  Video available.

$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!

Mindey

Mindy (1) Mindy (2)Girl, born April 2012
PRC
Down Syndrome

Mindey likes listening to music and she will grab both feet and shake them when she’s happy. She has a good appetite and is very cooperative during meal time. When her caretakers praise her and say “Mindey is so obedient” she giggles! Mindey has big eyes, a cute round face, and a smile so big she squints! Her development is delayed, which is typical for a child with down syndrome.

As of Nov. 2013, she could sit without help and stand and walk holding rails. She could transfer blocks from her left hand to her right hand and she could grasp toys near her. She could also feed herself biscuits. She can clap her hands. Mindey is shy and quiet. She likes watching children’s cartoon movies and is focused when watching TV. She likes being held and asks for hugs from familiar people and sweetly leans her head on her caretaker’s shoulder. She could pronounce simple sounds like Ahah and mama. She would smile sweetly, but seldom imitated her caretaker’s speech. She likes outdoor activities and snacks.

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