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Sherman

Sherman  (1) Sherman  (2)Boy, born August 2004
PRC
Mild cerebral palsy

Sherman is outgoing, clever and diligent. He enjoys talking with others and likes to imitate sounds and actions. Sherman enjoys listening to music and loves to dance! He is curious about new things and likes to read books, look at pictures, listen to stories and go outside. Sherman has mild CP and his physical development is behind other children of his age. He has been in a foster family since 2006 and really thrived in that environment. Sherman likes to be independent and is a great helper!

Update from his host family: Sherman is being hosted in the US this winter! Sherman is a super sweet boy who is easy to fall in love with. He is overall very obedient and does a good job communicating despite language differences. He has been picking up some English, including counting and saying things like, “bye-bye” and “good night”. He gives and receives hugs, kisses, and high fives easily. He is polite and will say, “Thank you Mama” when the host mom gives him something. He gets very excited sometimes and will get very loud and animated (both when he’s happy and upset). He is very ticklish, smiles and laughs a lot, and loves to dance, which is super cute! He is also quite the poser for the camera. He is pretty easy going and has become easy to correct. When he really wants something or things don’t go his way (i.e. losing at a game) he will whine and pout, but usually can be persuaded to have a better attitude pretty quickly. He likes to play by himself a lot, but will play with others sometimes. He doesn’t seem interested in watching TV, unless it’s a Chinese cartoon (then he could probably spend hours watching if you let him). Sherman likes playing in the backyard~ going down the slide, digging in the gravel, riding bikes and scooters around. He also seems to like putting the train track together and running the train on it. He found the game, “Trouble” and LOVES IT! He also got the card game “War” for Christmas and has enjoyed playing that a lot. The host family played bowling on the X-box with Sherman, which he thought was the coolest thing ever. He loves the computer and will ask to go on it a lot, and the host family got him an mp3 player for Christmas which he now listens to all the time. When he first arrived, Sherman could do a 24 piece puzzle independently, but was frustrated and unable to do puzzles larger than that. The host family gave him a 48 piece puzzle for Christmas, which he tried to trade with the host daughter, because she got a 24 piece puzzle that he could do. Of course, she didn’t want to trade because hers was a princess and she can’t do bigger puzzles either. Anyway, we have been working on how to do puzzles together (separating the edge pieces, looking for all the pieces for one particular part of the puzzle, etc.), and one day he called the host mom downstairs to show her that he had put his 48 piece puzzle together completely independently! She was so proud of him! The host family hopes Sherman finds a forever family soon!

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Angelica

girlsillouettenophotoGirl, born August 2009

Angelica has Down syndrome. She has a congenital heart defect — VSD, ASD 11, PDA.

Angelica is said to have a moderate intellectual disability. She does not speak; she communicates through gestures and onomatopoeia —  seemingly inarticulate sounds, playing voice. She understands simple commands.

 

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Lia, Jo, Sy and Abe

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Sibling group of 4 children

Lia, girl, born April 2007
Lia has age appropriate mental development. Lia has difficulty concentrating; she is slow to respond to commands, gives the impression that she does not understand.

Jo, girl, born November 2009
Jo has delayed psychomotor development. She has dysmorphic traits; She has a hearing impairment/hearing loss; defect of vision; and delayed speech development. Her social development is age appropriate.

Sy, boy, born October 2010
Good general condition, with normal mental development. Sy does currently have some stuttering.

Abe, boy, born February 2010
Abe has good general health and development.

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Laina

girlsillouettenophotoGirl, born May 2014

Laina has delayed psychomotor development and hypertonia. She has significant hearing loss in her left ear, with almost no reaction; her right ear has normal hearing. Laina has slightly dysmorphic facial features. She has a congenital heart defect –Patent ductus arteriosus.

 
With these diagnoses, it’s possible that Laina has Down syndrome, although it’s not diagnosed in the information the agency currently has.

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Zadie

Zadie (2) Zadie (1)Girl, born September 2013
PRC
Congenital bilateral hip joint dislocation, bilateral knee malformation and a depressed nasal bone

Zadie is a very adorable child! She has learned how to crawl. Every time the nannies call her name, she will quickly look at the nannies and giggle. She loves taking baths! Zadie is a good sleeper and is well-behaved. There is a little electric drum in the orphanage that she will crawl over to, hit and laugh as it lights up and makes sounds. She has congenital bilateral hip joint dislocation, bilateral knee malformation and a depressed nasal bone. Zadie is a little joy! Help us find Zadie’s forever family!

*From what we understand, the chances that Zadie may ever walk are slim.

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Zhion

Zhion (2) Zhion (1)Boy, born November 2013
PRC
Post-op heart condition

Zhion is a gentle and quiet little boy. His personality is somewhat introverted. He likes to let people hold him. The nannies say his smile is truly splendid. Zhion likes to listen to music and to play with toys on his own. Since Zhion has post-operative congenital heart disease, his motor and language development is lagging compared to children of the same age. Zhion needs a forever family! Help us find him a home!

 

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Frankie

FrankieBoy, born 2010
Mental Delay

 

 

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Jonah

jonahBoy, born 2012
Cerebral palsy

 

 

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Ebba

Ebba (1)

Ebba (2)Beautiful 8 year old Ebba desperately needs a family that is willing to take on the challenges of her burns and give her a new life. People who have met her says she is the sweetest thing. Ebba fell into the fire at her home after trying to cook; she fell into the fire when she fainted due to being so hungry. Her mother could not live with what happened to Ebba and took her own life, leaving Ebba an orphan. Could you be her family or know someone that might be?

 

From a family who spent several weeks with her in Dec 2014/Jan 2015: She is the sweetest and so loving and so gentle and so friendly and so precious and so smiley. I could go on FOR DAYS.

She does have a thumb on one hand and can hold things and eat using it.

From a family with her in  Jan 2015:

She uses that thumb like pinchers (for lack of a better word). I watched her open and eat a roll of smarties. She opened the smarties with the pincher hand then rested it in the elbow of the other arm and picked them one by one. She walks around holding our big kid’s arms and tickling them. She also loves stickers! She’s a very sweet and happy girl!

 

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

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Jill

JillJill is a 10 year old girl; she has severe hearing deficits and is developmentally more like a 6 year old.

 

 

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Poppy

PoppyGirl, born 2011
Cerebral palsy

 

 

 

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Richard

RichardBoy, born 2012
Cerebral palsy

 

 

 

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Rianna

Rianna 10 Rianna 11Girl, born fall 2013
K-E
Down syndrome, heart defect

 

Rianna does have a minor heart defect and is said to have some minor feeding difficulties though she does not appear malnourished. She is said to be healthy otherwise and a happy little one (except when strangers are present that is!)

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

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Wesley

Wesley (1)

Wesley (2)Boy, born July 2013
PRC
Mild cerebral palsy, encephalodysplasia rickets

Wesley is an adorable little boy! When lying on a bed, his little feet will kick up and down ferociously. With the support of things, he can sit for a while. His little hands can make a hugging movement, signaling to the nannies for a hug. He loves to smile and is clingy to the nannies. He can clap his hands and sometimes holds the milk bottle on his own. There is a difference between Wesley’s movements and other children of the same age, perhaps because of the weight of his head. When he sits, he has to lean against a fixed support, and because of the weight of his head, he does not like to sit and always lies on the bed. Wesley can lift his head, turn over and grab toys to play with. He also likes to listen to music. Wesley is not shy with strangers. He likes to be held and will let anyone hold him. He likes to have the older women sing to him, talk to him and feed him. We really hope Wesley finds a home soon!

$126.00 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!

Livingston

Livingston (1) Livingston (2)Boy, born March 2013
PRC
Post-op hepatoblastoma, hearing impairment, ametropia

Livingston is an active, adorable and intelligent little boy! He likes to play with toys and really loves his nannies. Currently, he cannot talk. He has had chemotherapy for his hepatoblastoma, and has also been diagnosed with hearing impairment and ametropia. Livingston has been gaining weight and doing well! We hope little Livingston is able to find his forever family!

 

$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!

Felicia

Felicia (1) Felicia (2)Girl, born January 2012
PRC
Cerebral palsy, bilateral corneal leukoma, congenital heart disease, congenital nerve deafness

Felicia is an energetic and adorable little girl. She really likes to cling to her nannies. Each time she sees them, she will extend her little hands and want the nannies to hold her. She is also rather sensible. When the nannies are busy, she will cleverly go to the side and play on her own, sometimes raising her little head to look and then continuing to play in her own little world.

Little Felicia has rehabilitative training every day in the mornings and afternoons, so that she is able to become more agile. She has congenital nerve deafness. She does not respond to her name, and she cannot hear someone calling her from behind or from another room. She has not been potty trained and cannot go to the bathroom on her own. When the nannies play with her, she is really adorable and rather likes to smile, especially when she plays with light up toys. Help us find a forever family for this little angel!

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Bernadette #521

BernadetteBernadette is a 4 year old girl who has hydrocephalus (shunt installed), infantile cerebral palsy, hypotrophy, strabismus, significantly delayed physical and neuropsychological development.

She has recently started making attempts to crawl; turns from back to belly; remains seated when provided with support; produces random sounds; stops crying when she receives individual attention; rejoices when involved in interactions with adults.

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.

Juliet #524

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Juliet has normal physical development and significantly delayed neuropsychological development. She has been diagnosed with early childhood schizophrenia and is reported to demonstrate aggressive behavior and restlessness (mild mental delay in a child with aggressive and self-aggressive manifestations). However, her videos seem to present quite a different situation: in the videos you will see her: walk; seek her foster mother’s physical closeness; cut with scissors; wave her hand for “Hello”; blow kisses; treat other people with some candy and allow to be kissed; press the buttons of a computer keyboard; point at things/places and vocalize so as to express her wishes; examine different objects with interest; pretend to be talking on the phone; draw and color; throw a ball; go downstairs; write, stick and erase with a rubber; follow instructions; play at a playground and go down the slide. The child does not demonstrate any restlessness or aggressive behavior in any of the videos, on the contrary-she is very positive, calm and outgoing.

The characteristics prepared by the kindergarten the girl attends also presents the child in a positive light: she demonstrates a desire to express herself verbally; understands instructions; joins organized activities; integrates in the group of children; actively participates in the educational process; has age-correspondent knowledge, skills and competences; The child’s sessions with a speech therapist are bringing about good results.

All this creates serious doubts about her diagnosis. In our practice we have seen cases where children have been diagnosed with severe psychiatric disorders only for the purpose of their foster families receiving more substantial funding from the state for having to take care of a child with such conditions. We feel that this might be the case here, as well. We will try hard to collect additional information about Juliet and we hope that there will be people able to see in between the lines and make their own judgment about this little girl’s actual condition.
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.

Elsa

Elsa (1)

Elsa (2)Girl, born August 2011
PRC
Down syndrome

Elsa is just adorable! She is 3 years old, incredibly charming, and sweet. Elsa has Down syndrome with the expected delays, but was walking at 2 years old. She has no known heart issues. She lives with a foster family, who have made sure she has a good diet, plenty of fresh air, and all the hugs she wants(she likes warm hugs)! Elsa is ready to let it go and have a family of her own and will waste no time in wrapping them around her little finger.

$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!

Shaiy

Shaiy (1) Shaiy (2)Girl, born August 2012
PRC
Nervous system motor development delays

Shaiy is a rather peaceful little girl. She loves to smile and gets along with others very well. She likes to play with other children. She is especially interested in sounds and she likes to listen to music. When she hears music, she will wiggle her little body.

Shaiy’s hand movements are good. She can grasp a toy normally. She can play with toys on her own. She can use her fingers to pinch and pick up items. Shaiy is very interested in picture books. She can turn each page of the book. She can crawl, turn over and stand using the support of a railing. As of now, she still cannot walk. Her vision is average and she is able to see things that are far away.

Shaiy can now say “mama.” She is able to understand adults, she understands the meaning of “no,” and she is able to understand adult’s facial expressions. She knows how to cooperate when getting dressed. Sha recognizes familiar people near her and when she sees a familiar person, she will want to be held.

Shaiy is an especially adorable child. Please help us find her a forever family!

$72.00 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!

Olaf

Olaf (2) Olaf (1)Boy, born April 2013
PRC
Heart arrythmia, past CMV, Strabismus

 

Olaf is an adorable little guy. He has been hospitalized a few times due to heart arrhythmia (it is apparent when he runs a fever), and once with CMV (cytomegalovirus) from which he recovered. Olaf has strabismus (crossed eyes) which should be corrected; either with glasses, or an outpatient surgery.He is growing, and developing well. At 13 months he was crawling and standing with one hand supported. He could stand for long periods of time. Olaf loves toys, and he really loves his nanny! He could imitate words, and his favorite toy was a toy cell phone. (Note to prospective parents – guard your phones!) Olaf is ready to be loved by his own parent(s), and will keep you busy! Are you ready to give this little cutie some warm hugs?

$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!

Lucina

LucinaGirl, born September 2011
PRC
Down syndrome, rickets

Lucina came into care when she was 2 years old. She is now 3 years old, and doing very well! Lucina has Down syndrome with good motor skills. She is able to imitate words, but her speech is not very clear. Lucina had rickets, and they have improved her diet to help this. Lucina loves to slide, and is very serious about riding the rocking horse. She is a favorite of the other kids in the orphanage, and she loves them all, too. Lucina needs to be able to let her hair grow…a rocking horse…hugs…but most of all, she needs a family!

$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!

Suzanna #19-5

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASuzannaGirl, 1 year old
spina bifida (surgically repaired), hydrocephalus (shunt installed), club feet, delayed development

Suzanna smiles when someone talks to her and laughs aloud when adults play with her. She has started making sound and sound combinations. She seeks a familiar adult with her eyes. She remains seated for a while when properly placed and provided with support. She has a positive attitude towards herself and her surroundings. She looks at hanging and musical toys with interest and focuses her attention quickly.

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.

Layla

photogirlLayla was born in May 2010 and has been diagnosed with medication phetopathy, acrocephaly, lower jaw agenesis, ankyloblepharon, a congenital foot and hip malformation, and low set ears. Layla is small for her age and her development is delayed. She may need further medical diagnostics and possible genetic counseling.

Layla is a sweet girl who can walk independently and understands what is said to her as well as follows instructions. Layla speaks and answers questions though her speech is a bit unclear. She can recite small nursery rhymes and likes to dance. We believe that Layla is living with a foster family with whom she has formed strong emotional bonds.

Additional information, including photos and video, available directly from the agency.

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

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Easten

EastenBoy, born February 2011
PRC
Cerebral palsy

Easten is a very handsome little guy who will be 4 years old in February. His file was completed when he was just 17 months old, so an update has been requested At the time his file was done, Easten had a diagnosis of cerebral palsy. His fine motor skills were very good, and he could crawl. Easten was not standing unassisted nor walking at that time. Easten’s receptive speech was very good, but he had not yet begun talking. He was very happy, very social, and loved his caretaker. Are you the family this happy little boy is waiting for?

$27.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Rayne

Rayne (2) Rayne (1)Girl, born August 2012
PRC
Down syndrome, post-op ASD

Rayne is a beautiful little one who is 2 years old. She was born with Down syndrome, and an ASD (atrial septal defect) of her heart, for which she has had successful surgery .Rayne has the expected motor delays that accompany DS, but is making progress. She is a very social and loving little one! Her nannies report Rayne “likes chatting”. She is a gentle little girl who loves to imitate. She scoots around in her walker, occasionally taking a toy from another child. She is, after all, a 2 year old! Rayne needs a family who will provide her any therapies she might need, and most of all…love her. Rayne is a sweet little one who is ready to come home.

$27.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Kirilee

KirileeGirl, born March 2011
PRC
Down syndrome

Kirilee is a shy, sweet little one who will be 4 years old in March. She has Down syndrome, with the expected delays. As of this past September, she was standing with support, and was crawling. One wonders if an improvement in her diet would make a big difference…she mainly has milk and rice powder every day. Kirilee badly needs therapies to help with her motor skills and speech. She is a loving little one who is so sweet and quiet. Kirilee needs a family of her own to help her reach her full potential!

$144.00 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!

Breena

Breena (2)

Breena (1)Girl, born August 2011
PRC
Down syndrome, mild B Thalessemia

Breena is 3 years old, and adorable! She has Down syndrome, with no known heart issues. Her medical states she has mild B Thalessemia which requires no transfusions. Her motor skills and language are a bit behind her peers, which is to be expected. She is quiet, smart, and loves to play with her friends. Breena is a sweetheart! She is ready for her family!

$36.52 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!

Tallie

Tallie (3) Tallie (2)Girl, born February 2009
PRC
Cerebral Palsy

Sweet Tallie is diagnosed as having mild CP. She is described as active and curious, with a ready smile! From a recent update: Tallie can walk and jump. Her right side function is limited due to the CP. She can speak in complete sentences and she can sing songs. Tallie is happy and extroverted. She likes colorful toys and to play games. you ready for her cuteness?

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

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

Bolden

BoldenBoy, born Oct 2013
H-C

Bolden is an absolute sweetheart. He has hydrocephalus and so cannot hold his head up independently yet, although he loves to try when you help support him. Other than his gross motor delays, he seems to be developmentally on target. He loves to babble, clap his hands, nod his head, move his arms and legs and roll over. When you support his upper body, he loves to stand up and dance. Bolden has a great smile and laugh and is a blessing to care for.

$6.00 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!

Lexi

LexiGirl, born July 2014
H-C

Sweet Lexi has spina bifida and hydrocephalus. Her spina bifida closed on its own and in December she was able to receive a shunt for her hydrocephalus. She is a chubby little girl who loves to drink and be given special attention. She turns her head back and forth and is very aware of her world. She also appears to move all four limbs.

$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!

Maddie

MaddieGirl, born March 2014
H-C

Maddie is a sweet little girl who has developmental delays. She has not been diagnosed with anything particular, but she does appear to have cerebral palsy of some degree. She prefers to keep her head tilted to one side and tends to be very stiff, however she does great at tummy time and will lift her head up to look around. Maddie also loves to be held and can easily be soothed when you pick her up for some cuddles.  Maddie does have a lot of muscle spasms, but it is currently unclear whether this is seizure activity. Despite her delays, Maddie is very observant of her environment; she can often be seen looking at those around her and she has gotten good at tracking people and objects with her eyes. Maddie cannot yet sit up on her own, but when put in a crawling position, she will often move her legs forward like she is trying to crawl. She also bears weight on her legs when put in a standing position. Maddie is an easy going baby, except sometimes at meal time when she does not want to eat, and she is very loved by her nannies. One particular nanny has a special love for Maddie. She says that Maddie reminds her of one of her sister’s kids, so she pays special attention to her. This nanny was very excited when we gave Maddie a new chair to help her keep her head straight; she even thanked us with a hug and a kiss. She was also very happy to learn therapy techniques to help Maddie and has been using these regularly.

$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!

Mikkeli

Mikkeli  (2)

Mikkeli  (1)Boy, born January 2012
PRC
Visual impairment

Mikkeli is a sweet boy who is visually impaired. He has been growing and learning slowly and he can walk by himself and feed himself. Mikkeli goes to preschool every day and he is encouraged to play with toys and other children, but his favorite activity is to sit on your lap and cuddle. Mikkeli laughs easily and he is a happy little boy. He is learning to speak and it is so cute to watch him! Are you the family that will get to cuddle with this little cutie?

$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!

Lana

Lana (2)

Lana (1)Girl, born July 2004
PRC
Mild cerebral palsy

Lana is an open, cheerful, and lively girl! She has good daily habits. Her personality is open, cheerful, and lively, and she is intelligent. She is able to express herself clearly. Lana likes to draw and watch TV. She is in school and is a very hard worker. She excels in everything she works at, and she respects and loves her teachers and her classmates. Lana is bright and clever with an outgoing personality. We hope Lana finds her forever family soon!

Update from her host family: Lana is being hosted in the US this winter! Lana likes to be called Merry (a name from China). She is a very happy, energetic, smart, and outgoing girl, and has become more confident, independent, and lively. She is very funny and loves to laugh. She enjoys food and dinner table conversation. She is fond of animals and enjoys coloring. Lana also enjoys playing in the park, drawing/coloring, reading books, computer learning games (hidden objects/detective), petting the host family’s cats and dogs, shopping, and fixing her hair and making herself pretty. She is well behaved and follows instructions to the best of her ability as there is still a language barrier as expected. She likes meeting new people and going places in the host family’s “Jaguar” (a Ford truck). She’s eating well and learning conversational English. Lana has a big heart. Lana brushes her teeth, washes her hands, and uses the bathroom on her own, and she sleeps in her own room. She needs some assistance getting in and out of the bathtub, but otherwise manages very well on her own. Lana does not like the vacuum, hair dryer, or hand dryers in public restrooms. It is most rewarding to see Lana’s effort to fit into a new situation, and to see her become aware of her surroundings and being part of a family.

$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!

Mitch

Mitch (2)

Mitch (1)Boy, born Feb 2014
PRC
Nervous system motor development delays, congenital heart disease

Mitch is a lively and active little boy! He is not afraid of strangers and he does not like to play by himself. He likes to listen to music and will move to it. Mitch loves playing with toys. He likes all kinds of toys, especially those that make sound. He responds quickly to his name.

Mitch can lift his head while lying on his stomach, and has learned how to use his hands to grab things. He is still young, so he cannot talk. But when he smiles, he will also laugh. Mitch always gives the nannies a big smile, and likes being around other children. He is especially charming. We hope Mitch finds his forever family soon!

$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!

Shia

Shia (2) Shia (1)Boy, born February 2007
PRC
Mild cerebral palsy

Shia is being hosted in the US this winter!

Shia is a little introverted, but he is friendly and willing to connect with others after a while. His health and intellectual developments are average. However, his motor abilities are somewhat behind those of other children. When he moves about, the left side of his body is a little limited due to his minor cerebral palsy.

Shia now attends school. He gets along with the children in his class. He likes to play with children the same age and he likes a variety of toys. He is currently in special education in his foster family. A particular note from the head of the foster family: Shia is afraid of small animals. We hope Shia finds a forever family soon!

Updated: Jan 2, 2015:  Shia is a happy, sweet, affectionate, and playful boy who is easy to get along with. He is a bit shy, but he is beginning to open up more. He enjoys reading, drawing, playing with his host sisters, chasing them with a squirt gun, and playing video games. He is becoming more talkative and more outgoing. He loves to be tickled and enjoys laughing with his host sisters. He is very calm; he has not had any tantrums and has not yelled or screamed at all. He is a bit fearful of animals, but is starting to pet the host family’s dog. He is a great eater and is not picky at all; he likes pizza, fruit, vegetables, rice, meat, and pasta; he actually does not like using chopsticks. The host family is trying to teach him that he can use his weaker hand.

$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!

Xiah

Xiah (1)

Xiah (2)Boy, born April 2013
PRC
Heart disease

Xiah is a lively and cheerful little boy! He loves to be played with, and always giggles when the nannies talk to him. He likes to get hugs, can grab toys on his own, and loves crackers. He gets along well with other children and loves to imitate them. Xiah can roll over and prop himself up on his arms. He follows the sounds of voices, and understands facial expressions. We hope Xiah finds a forever family 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!

Greyson

Greyson (1) Greyson (2)Boy, born May 2012
PRC
Post-op meningocele, both legs paralyzed, post-op hydrocephalus

Greyson is such a cute boy! He loves playing with other children, laughs when he is teased and babbles all day long! He is an energetic and active child and really likes being outside with his friends. Greyson has paralysis in both legs, post-operative meningocele, and post-operative hydrocephalus. Don’t you just want to hug him?! Please help us find Greyson’s forever family soon before his file is returned!

$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!

Mike

Mike (2) Mike (1)Boy, born August 2005
PRC
Post-op cerebral palsy

Mike is an extroverted and mischievous child. He is very intelligent and studious. He gets along well with other children and likes outdoor activities. Mike takes pleasure in showing off his abilities. He does not do well in wet or humid climates as he breaks out in hives. He is also afraid of snakes. Mike has lived in a foster family, and made great progress while living there. He went through rehabilitation for his cerebral palsy and while his walking isn’t steady, his daily activities are not affected. He is able to take care of himself. We hope Mike finds his forever family!

Update from his host family: Mike likes to eat just about anything and everything, and in large amounts. He likes to play Uno Attack, and likes to ride a bike when the weather permits. He also enjoys going to help his host dad with the pigs on the farm. Mike likes hugs, and gives and receives them. The host family enjoys singing, and he seems to like it too; he has learned some songs and is always trying to sing along with them. The host family believes Mike will do best in a family that is ready to be very firm, structured, and consistent with him. He has a heart that desires to be loved like every child. The host family is very willing to try and meet up with a family if someone wants to meet him.

$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!

Henrik

HenrikBoy, born January 2007
PRC
Visual Impairment

Henrik has low vision and has lived in a foster home for orphans with visual impairments since 2011. Every child has an individual education plan and the goal is to allow them to be independent and live life to the full. When he first arrived at the foster home, he was very shy. Though he had good verbal skills, he didn’t like to talk very much. He is still a quiet boy, but when someone walks in the door he is one of the friendliest children and loves to come running up to take the newcomers hand! Henrik has low vision, but has very good mobility. He loves to run around and play like all little boys his age. He enjoys all the toys, but especially ones that are musical. His favorite musical instrument is the drums, and he loves to sing all the songs he knows to anyone who will listen. Henrik especially loves to play with big toys-including drums, balls and cars. He also loves playing with his friends. Since coming to the foster home, Henrik has grown immensely in his self-help skills. He can now get his own water, put on his clothes, and feed himself. He had not been to school before coming to his foster home, but he is catching up with everyone else. Henrik started school at the School for the Blind in August 2013. Henrik doesn’t walk with a cane because he is mostly able to see obstacles in the way, and he can read braille. Henrik has a beautiful smile that he shares with everyone he meets! Henrik ran in the (mini) marathon and he often goes to the park to run 3-5k. This little boy is so sweet – he loves it when he is shown affection. He would be a wonderful son!

$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!

Shane

ShaneBoy, born October 2009
PRC
Down syndrome

From January 2015- Shane is under foster care in the orphanage. His caregivers say he is very smart. He learns fast and can figure out his own way. When he was learning to put on shoes, he would line all shoes up and try on each pair, and he would check it in the mirror to see if the shoes look good. He can walk to take his favorite toys and uses blocks to build something he likes and can also put away toys. Shane is not talking yet. He understands “no”. He will reach for things when given. Shane can follow directions of the teachers to do something like putting away toys and put on stickers. He will imitate the teacher to do something. He will learn after teacher how to wash face. When teacher praises him, Shane will be very happy. He is active and extroverted. He likes music, toys and games. He is brought to the potty at regular intervals and will not wet his pants. He is a good sleeper. Shane is active and happy and he likes to imitate. He loves toys and playing with adults.

$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!

Peterson

PetersonBoy, born April 2002
PRC
Blind

Peterson is blind with light perception and has lived in a foster home for orphans with visual impairments since 2009. Every child has an individual education plan and the goal is to allow them to be independent and live life to the full. Peterson is very independent. He has lived in an apartment next to his school for over two years. Every day, he uses his cane to walk to school. He studies a lot of different subjects and he is fluent in Braille reading and writing. He can speak some English and loves to talk to visitors in English. His self-help skills are good and he can get himself dressed, washed and get ready for school. He does his homework well and he has chores to do around the house, including washing dishes, cleaning the table and hanging up washing. Peterson has a good memory. He always asks a lot of questions. He loves to sing and has a perfect tenor voice. He loves to give and receive hugs. In his second semester at the Blind School, he was awarded some scholarship money for his excellent work, and he spent it on music lessons learning to play the erhu. He is confident and in December 2012 he presented the Christmas Concert with a loud and clear speaking voice in front of over 300 people! Peterson has now run twice in the (mini) marathon and he often goes to the park to regularly run 5km. When asked he said his favorite thing to do is sing and his favorite subject at school is PE. His favorite animal is an elephant and his favorite food is peanuts. Peterson wants to be a singer when he grows up. When asked if there was anything he wanted to say he replied “Thank you to everyone who helps!” Are you the musical family Peterson is waiting for? Maybe he is the tenor to round out your family choir!

$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!

Teddy

TeddyBoy, born Sept 2009
PRC
Visually Impaired

Teddy is a loving, sweet, smart and silly boy. He has a smile to make your heart melt and a general cheeky attitude to go along with it! Teddy is a typical boy. He is very active, he loves running, jumping on the trampoline and riding bikes and scooters. He also loves to play with his friends, and he likes new challenges and activities. Teddy is learning Braille and how to walk with a cane and he has all the potential to be an independent adult in society as he grows up. He is a wonderful child. Are you the family he is waiting for?

$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!

Simon

SimonBoy, born June 2008
PRC
Visual impairment

Simon has low vision. He is a lovely little boy who loves to play and cuddle everyone. He has low vision and therefore can still see large shapes. He loves playing in the playroom with his new friends or big toys. We are letting him get settled in so that he can become familiar with his nannies and friends at his new foster home for orphans with visual impairments. He has done well at primary school and he enjoys his classes. Not only has it greatly improved his communication skills, but it has been a lot of fun for him too. Every time he sits in a carboard box, it turns into a bus or a boat. He has an amazing imagination! Simon went up in a cable car once and he said it is now his favourite thing to do, he loved the feeling of flying! Simon can see characters, but it hurts his eyes if he looks at them for too long, and so he is learning Braille, which will be his primary means of reading and communication. His speech and language skills are very good, and he loves talking and playing with his friends! Wouldn’t you love to be the family who gets to ride the cable cars with him?

$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!

Mark

MarkBoy, born February 2007
PRC
Visual impairment

Mark is a sweet and loving child. He has had problems walking in the past but with leg splints, physical therapy and practice, he began to walk confidentially and even run a little bit! Mark’s favorite activity is to go for long walks outside and feel the sun on his face. He likes it when his nannies hand him leaves or flowers to feel. Mark is a sweet boy!

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

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

Levin

LevinBoy, born February 2012
PRC
visual impairment

Levin is a sweet little boy who has a visual impairment in both eyes. He has been in foster care since he was 9 months old and he has been growing well. He has a good appetite and he sleeps well. Levin is learning how to be curious and he now walks independently, and plays with toys. He is very proud of himself when his nannies congratulate him on learning a new skill.

$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!

Maisy

Maisy (2)Girl, born April 2013
PRC
paralysis of lower limbs and abnormal development of sacral vertebrae

 

Meet adorable 1.5 year old Maisy! The agency’s guide has met Maisy and said that her legs have no feeling. She is a very sweet girl and is well bonded with her foster parents. She smiles a lot! Maisy can recognize people well and will not let strangers hold her. She likes watching TV, especially cartoons. She could crawl with the support of her arms. Maisy is a peaceful, quiet and cute girl. Her spine lacks some bones. She will eventually need to be in wheelchair, but other than that, the rest of her development is normal. Maisy is still young so it is hard to tell if she will be incontinent.

From her file: She is lovely, introverted, and afraid of strangers. She is quiet and occasionally obstinate. She can wave her hands if happy and she likes music. She can sit, crawl and turn over. She can grasp toys with her hands and can make sound of “yiyi, yaya.” She smiles when she sees her foster mom and cries when she sees strangers. She does not want to be cuddled by strangers and tracks her foster mom all the time with her eyes. If she sees her foster mom taking her bag to go out to buy vegetables, she will want to go with her. She is serious and smiles at you if teased occasionally. She likes when her foster mom takes her outdoors to play. She is curious with everything outside and will come to the foster mom if she sees strangers. She can dance with her hands and feet when she is excited.

$27.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Kevin

Kevin 6

Kevin 2Boy, born October 2008
K-H
Paresis of the facial nerve on the right side

 

  • Married couples and single women may adopt
  • Adoption process approx 8-12 months
  • Three trips – both parents need to travel for trip one
  • Trip one is 10-15 days
  • Trip two – about 6-8 weeks after trip one, for court
  • Trip three – about 6-8 weeks after trip two, 7-10 days long
  • Total estimated cost is $43,000
$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!

Cavan

Cavan 2 Boy, born March 2009
K-H
Ptosis of both upper eyelids

 

 

  • Married couples and single women may adopt
  • Adoption process approx 8-12 months
  • Three trips – both parents need to travel for trip one
  • Trip one is 10-15 days
  • Trip two – about 6-8 weeks after trip one, for court
  • Trip three – about 6-8 weeks after trip two, 7-10 days long
  • Total estimated cost is $43,000
$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!

Brendan

Brendan 3 Brendan 1Boy, born October 2013
K-H
feeding disorder, hydrocephalic syndrome, developmental delays

 

Sweet Brendan needs a family ASAP, he is struggling. The family needs to be homestudy ready, and the agency has a couple short videos for interested families.

 

  • Married couples and single women may adopt
  • Adoption process approx 8-12 months
  • Three trips – both parents need to travel for trip one
  • Trip one is 10-15 days
  • Trip two – about 6-8 weeks after trip one, for court
  • Trip three – about 6-8 weeks after trip two, 7-10 days long
  • Total estimated cost is $43,000
$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!

Darby

Darby 4Boy, born July, 2013
K-H
Darby has Arthrogryposis – both upper and lower extremities.  Additional pictures available.

  • Married couples and single women may adopt
  • Adoption process approx 8-12 months
  • Three trips – both parents need to travel for trip one
  • Trip one is 10-15 days
  • Trip two – about 6-8 weeks after trip one, for court
  • Trip three – about 6-8 weeks after trip two, 7-10 days long
  • Total estimated cost is $43,000
$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!

Jianna

Jianna (1) Jianna (2)Girl, born May 5, 2001
PRC
Down syndrome

Jianna needs a family, prior to her birthday in May 2015, or she will age out!

Jianna AGES OUT IN MAY! SHE WILL NO LONGER HAVE A CHANCE TO BE ADOPTED AFTER HER 14th BIRTHDAY in MAY!! She is so precious and deserves a family. She does not have heart issues. Her file is older, but says: Jianna lives In the foster family she has a regular life and normal living schedule every day. She has general sleep and snores loudly after falling asleep and has a tendency to grind her teeth. At age 9.5, she could only pronounce the words like “ante” “mum” “dad” “dan” “strong”. She cannot say a word with two syllables. But those familiar with her can understand what she means through her actions and expressions. She knows her name. When someone calls her name, she would nod with a smile. Jianna is now attending the second grade in the kindergarten. In the kindergarten, the teacher would lead the children to do serial broadcast gymnastics. When the teacher plays the music, Jianna would sway her body to the music and perform some simple actions. She cannot understand figures, colors and pictures. When the teacher teaches other children to read aloud, she would utter some uncertain syllables with the teacher.

Jianna (3)

Jianna can understand what the teacher taught sometimes. When back home from the kindergarten, she would take out all the books and open the leaves one by one and then draw circles or 1 on the notebook with a pen. At home, she would help the foster mother to do some housework. For example, she would help the mother to fold the clothes when she saw her doing that. When she saw the mother was peeling fruits, she would bring a rubbish basket to her. Jianna would help tidy the table after dinner. She doesn’t feel shy when meeting a stranger. If you play with her, she would play with you. If asking her to dance, she would clap her hands and sway her body and smile a sweet smile. Jianna understands the instructions from adults but cannot say, using a gesture to express her meanings. When she sees something she doesn’t know, she would pat the shoulder of her foster mother and asks her to tell her. She is fond of outdoor activities. Every weekend, she would visit the children downstairs in the yard with her foster sister to play games.

$153.00 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!

Jimmy

JimmyBoy, born July 2002
PRC
Blind

Jimmy is blind. Jimmy lived with his grandmother when he was little, but when she died he moved to his local orphanage. When he came to the specila foster home for the visually impaired, he was very sad. The first time he smiled was when he received training on how to use his cane. He was so excited to be able to walk by himself! No one had ever shown him that he could be independent. Jimmy has now run twice in the (mini) marathon and he often goes to the park to run 3-5km. Jimmy has progressed enough in his studies to be able to attend the School of the Blind. He has already been studying at this school for 2 years. He has piano lessons and he is very good, he loves being able to express himself through music. His caretakers are so proud of the way his personality and character have developed. Jimmy has worked hard at his piano lessons for the past few years and they have seen his confidence grow as he is impacted by the music he plays. He is very talented! When asked he said that he loves to draw for fun and his favorite food is noodles. For his favorite studies in school he likes anything that has to do with calculators and math. His favorite song is Edelweiss from the Sound of music. When asked what he wants to be when he grows up he adamantly answered a pianist! this talented boy is waiting for a family who can help him further his studies on both academics and music. Are you that music loving 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!

Lonnie

LonnieBoy, born July 2012
PRC
Down syndrome, Congenital heart defect (PDA), sensitive special need

Precious 2 year old Lonnie is diagnosed as having 1. Down’s syndrome; 2. Congenital Heart Disease (PDA); 3. sensitive special need, though it is noted he has no trouble with his bowel or bladder. He is living in a foster family and loves taking baths!

From September of 2014: Lonnie cannot talk yet, but he can make simple sounds such as ah and oh to express himself and he can call mama. At that time, Lonnie was able to sit and crawl and could stand for a long time with support. He can walk a few steps by holding onto the sofa and he can walk for a few meters with his hands being held. The staff believed at that time that he would be walking independently soon! Lonnie likes to be teased and will smile when someone is teasing him. He can turn his head to look at the person who called him. Sometimes he is afraid of strangers. When playing at his neighbor’s house, he will cry if he loses sight of his foster mom. When he sees his foster mom, he will stop crying. Lnnie is comfortable with being held by acquaintances. He likes colorful toys that make sounds and he can play for a whole day with toys he likes. Lonnie has a good appetite; and is not picky. He likes all food given to him. His favorite food is shiitake and minced meat congee. He gets really excited when he sees food and he is simply adorable.

$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!

Madison

Madison 1 Madison 2Girl, born August 2013
K-H
Down syndrome

Sweet beauty! She has down syndrome, but otherwise is clinically healthy.

 

  • Married couples and single women may adopt
  • Adoption process approx 8-12 months
  • Three trips – both parents need to travel for trip one
  • Trip one is 10-15 days
  • Trip two – about 6-8 weeks after trip one, for court
  • Trip three – about 6-8 weeks after trip two, 7-10 days long
  • Total estimated cost is $43,000

 

$1,423.00 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!

Lissa #518

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.

Luciana

girlsillouettenophotoGirl, 8 years old
M50
Physiologically healthy, Learning and language difficulties, Child abuse syndrome, Intellectual disability

Initially was diagnosed with moderate mental delays and an inferior IQ, diagnostic was modified for mild mental retardation and finally after psychological reevaluation her IQ is determined to be normal. Mental examination shows a calm and inexpressive child, staring off into space that shows indifference and only speaks when I ask her something, assures to be euthymic even though her appearance seems to be of sadness. Some level of cognition deficit, I have to repeat questions, she writes her name but unable to make her to read some words, can’t add 2+2, low tone of voice, monotone, without any inflection, her thought seems coherent, concrete, limited to isolated words and short phrases, good sleep habits, poor appetite, thin physical constitution, remembers “papa me pegaba” (my father used to hit me), there is no suicidal ideas but “ cansada de la vida” (tired of life), she isolates herself “solo tengo una amiguita” (I only have one little friend), no anxiety data. When child arrived to institution her caretaker described her as aggressive, hyperactive and complaints about misbehaving at school. Currently auto-sufficient to get dress, hygiene needs, eating moving from one place to another. The report card shows that she is inhibited, affectionate, fast learner, likes to participate in activities. Psychology report from 2013 reports no behavioral problems, calm, received therapy and attends to elementary school.

$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!

Pablo

boysillouettenophotoBoy, born June 2010
M26

Mental delays, speech developmental disorder, congenital cardiopathy – Ebstein anomaly or Horner syndrome (heart murmur)

Pablo doesn’t show signs of recent or past of physical abuse. Echo-cardiogram and electrocardiogram performed showed ebstein anomaly (Horner Syndrome), moderated apical interventricular communication. Doesn’t require surgical treatment based on electrocardiogram results. Requires biannual follow up with both echo-cardiogram and electrocardiogram. It is possible that as an adult he will probably require tricuspid valve replacement.

$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!

Torrie

Torrie-001Girl, born September 2013
PRC
Club hands, congenital heart disease and repaired fistula

Torrie is a gorgeous little girl!  Torrie needs a family who is able to work through her medical needs. Her file says she is active and lovely. She has a round little face, fair skin, double eyelids and eyes full of aura. She is a lovely and clever girl. She loves to laugh, eyes narrowed, whole mouth up and smiled happily when he laughs as long as the familiar people tease her. Torrie is developing very fast in all area at this time. She can make sounds like Mum and Grandma. She would make sound to you and ask for the toy or bottle if you refuse to gave it to her on purpose. She is so cute. She likes talking with you. Her hands are very nimble and strong. She is able to grasp spoon firmly and shake a small rattle. She can switch the toy from one hand to the other and laugh happily. Her leg strength is increasing. She can stand up steadily for a while if you hold her two hands.

$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!

Lee

Lee (2) Lee (1)Boy, born July 2010
PRC
Down Syndrome

Lee is 5 years old this year. He is extremely intelligent. He currently attends class in the little brothers and sisters class. In class, he is learning art and dance. Lee likes to watch cartoons. He will laugh while captively watching them. If you play with him and poke his tummy with your fingers, he will grab his shirt and pull it up; he will then quickly pull it back down to cover his tummy, not letting you see it. His eyes will look slyly at you and then he will secretly laugh. Lee is very intelligent. Even though he is unable to clearly express his own thoughts verbally for the time being, his body language abilities are extremely strong. He can use his hands to signal to you “Greetings”, “Thank you” and other types of movements. Lee is really adorable and intelligent. He is an extremely charming little boy. Help us find Lee’s forever family!

$135.00 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!

Xina

xina (2) xina (1)Girl, born March 2013
PRC
Down Syndrome; Heart Disease

Xina is a very well-behaved little girl. Her skin is fair and she is chubby. She has become extremely adorable. Little Xina is one and a half years old this year. Because she has Down syndrome, Xina’s physical development is slightly behind other children the same age. Now, Little Xina can crawl and turn her body over and roll. She is able to understand what adults say. If you call her name or clap your hands, she will look at you and she is able to quickly crawl to you. Xina likes rag dolls. She is very clever. Xina still cannot talk, but if you talk to her, she will babble responses to you. Xina is an extremely pretty and adorable child. We really hope Xina will find her forever family!

$49.50 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!

Reilly

reilly50102223008 Reilly (1)Girl, born 2003
Cerebral palsy

 

From a family that spent time with her January 2015:50102223008 Reilly (2)

Very sweet girl who loved to practice English with me. Very tight scissor gait but walks with walker and up and down stairs. She also can hop a bit like a frog on hands and feet when she doesn’t have her walker. She is polite and likes chocolate! She seems a little shy but not so much she wouldn’t talk to us. I have tons of photos because there was a whole bunch of selfies with my daughter.

 

$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!

Rebecca

RebeccaRebecca-224x300-croppedGirl, born 2004
Down syndrome

 

From an adoptive family who met her in Jan 2015:  ”I sat next to Rebecca today at an orphanage Christmas concert. She is SO cute! When she came in to sit down, she was SO excited to be there. She saw a boy in the row in front of us that she knew, and they greeted each other warmly. Her smile lit up her whole face.

We were sitting in the last row, so she stood quiet and attentive during the concert, her hands on the back of the chair in front of her, peering between adults’ shoulders to see her friends and classmates perform. Her hair was elaborately pulled back into a series of little ponytails on top of her head, which were then braided together. The caregiver sitting next to her obviously likes her quite a lot. At the end, of the concert, all the kids who are mobile were taken up to dance around the Christmas tree, and she and little Wetherby (who really is quite little)! danced next to each other in the circle. ”

$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!

Ian

50102222707 IanBoy, born 2004Ian
Arthrogryposis of legs

 

Ian has total control and use of his hands, good flexibility and good fine motor skills. His arms also don’t seem affected by the arthrogryposis, and he has full range of shoulder motion. He walks with his legs stiff and unbending, balancing on one side and then the other as he swings his body around to move forward. He has very little, if any, flexibility in his knees.

From the waist up, Ian is about the size of a normal 10yo. His head, arms, hands, and shoulder width are all very comparable to a typical American 10yo. However, his legs are very thin and very short, about the length of a 4yo, if even that, and his feet are the size of a toddler’s. As a result of the proportion disparity, his hands when down at his side extend to his knees. He does not have club feet.

From a family who met him in late 2014:
Ian is a wonderful, wonderful child! He will do fabulously in a family. He always has a smile on his face and is happy to see us each day when we visit our son. When we arrive, he always makes eye contact with me and smiles his huge, infectious smile after I say hello. Ian isn’t all over us begging for our attention the way some of the children are. His personality is more reserved than that, and he absolutely blossoms when we talk to him or pay him any attention. He’s very bright and attends a regular school. He is polite and friendly. He played important roles in both the New Year’s and the Christmas pageants, and he danced and moved and smiled and sang along with the other kids — so cute! Ian recited his lines so well!

While Ian’s walking is slow, he is fully mobile and doesn’t let his physical limitations stop him from doing what he wants to do. From what I can tell, Ian takes care of all of his personal needs without help. The orphanage is set up in a recurring series of half-floors, so there are are staircases all over the orphanage. Ian holds on to the handrails and moves slowly but does handle the stairs all on his own.

$3,296.50 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!

Halle

Halle (1) Halle (2)Girl, born October 2009
PRC
Down Syndrome; Post-Op Heart

Little Halle is 5 years old this year. She is a very intelligent child. Now, she attends a little brothers and sisters class in the institute. Normally, she learns how to dance, sing and play games with the teacher. Halle really likes to dance. She is most skilled at the “Little Running Pig” dance. If you play music, she cannot help but to start dancing. And then, with one hand, she will even imitate grabbing a microphone and she will sing and dance. At this time, she will even let other children dance with her. Halle really likes playing outside. She will look at the beautiful flowers and grass in the garden. She will point at them and say: “Nannies, quickly, look!” with an extremely cheerful smile.

Little Halle is very well-behaved. Every time she is done eating, she will clear away her bowl and take all of the bowls. Then, she will arrange all the little stools. Everyone all really likes bright, clever and sensible Halle. Please help us find a forever family for Halle!

$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!

George

GeorgeGeorge 2Boy, born March 2001
PRC
Dwarfism and repaired cleft palate

 

LPA has a $5,000 grant available for George.   He ages out 3/15/2015 — he needs a family in country to adopt him, prior to that date.

George’s SWI has agreed to waive his orphanage donation fee ($5,600).

George is a child who loves to dance. His dancing has awarded him “many accolades”. George is described as very much wanting a permanent family. George is known has seen 5 of his friends being adopted since he was registered for adoption in 2010. He has said goodbye to those friends and also experienced the tragic death of his very good friend one year ago. He is the last boy of his age to remain waiting for a family. George will age out of adoption options March 15, 2015. Geroge is a little person. His medical report translate it as “midgetism” but it is likely a form of dwarfism. His knees will require medical attention to which he currently does not have access. George is reported to have lower learning ability but he does attend the regular school in his neighborhood.

He is currently on the shared list.  Additional information and photos available for interested families.

$5,387.80 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!

Elinor

Elinor-238x300Girl, born 2009
Mental delay

 

Elinor understands everything, follows directions, but she does not speak.

 

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

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Wetherby

Wetherby (1)Wetherby (2) Boy, born 2008
Down syndrome

From a family who met Wetherby in Jan 2015:

He is a sweet little kid! He loves to dance and loves music. He is incredibly tiny for his age and definitely needs a family’s love and care to help him grow. He is in the same group as Rebecca. They frequently dance together to music the caregivers will play for them on the TV.

 

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

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Elayna #6-30

Elayna #6-30 (2)

Elayna #6-30 (1)Age: 7
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.

Arielle

ArielleGirl, born 2014
Spina bifida

 

 

$61.20 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Basil

41011143041Boy, born 2014
DS

 

 

$207.00 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!

 

Andrea

AndreaGirl, born 2014
Down syndrome, congenital heart defect

 

What a sweet little love!

 

$727.40 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Jamie L15

boysillouettenophotoBoy, born December 2007
Final medical diagnosis – oppositional defiant disorders, speech articulation disorders. Unfavorable childhood experience. Atypical parenting situation. Mixed behavioral and emotional disorders.

boy is intellectually and physically developed corresponding his age. He might be very lovely, kind-hearted, enjoys playing soccer. Has periodical aggression outbursts, inadequate and uncontrollable behavior is observed. The child has suffered from physical and emotional abuse in the biological family as a result he has gained irreversible psycho-emotional trauma, for example, the child remembers how the mother asphyxiated him with a pillow to make him quiet. The boy attends a psychologist, he needs lasting psychotherapy.

Factors that adopters should take into consideration – the boy has lived in 2 foster families, currently he is placed in an-out-of family care institution. Both foster families could not handle the behavioral problems the boy had. Behavioral problems – gets aggressive, throws objects, usually these kind of expressions starts without any specific reason but after 10 minutes the boy acts like nothing has happened. The child had been treated in a psycho-neurological ward for several times, doctors assume a possibility that the boy could have some more serious mental issue but due to the age of the child it is not possible to set concrete diagnose. The boy attends mainstream kindergarten, intellectually he develops well. Currently the employees of the out-of-family care institution observes whether the child will need specialized educational institution, not due to developmental delay but his behavioral disorders. The boy needs a family where there are strict discipline and upbringing methods. It is very preferable for the child to have a mom and a dad, he is used to a nuclear family model, especially the child needs a man as a role model who would actively involve in child upbringing.

$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!

Corey #514

Corey 514 (2) Corey 514 (1)This charming 7 year old boy has been diagnosed with epilepsy with very rare generalized tonic-clonic seizures and moderate mental delay with a significant disturbance in behavior, requiring attention and treatment.

He walks stably and runs, eats independently, learns to maintain good personal hygiene and keeps his private space in order; has formed a relationship of attachment with his foster family.

He makes progress in his speech development and has learned a lot of words since his placement at the foster family. His placement there has a positive effect on the boy’s overall development and he progresses over time.

 

Because we only have this child’s file for a short time, he will not be able to receive donations until a family is found for him.

Robinson

Robinson (4)Boy, born June 2009
PRC
Down syndrome

Robinson is diagnosed with down syndrome. His file reports that he does go to a kindergarten- likely in the orphanage. If he doesn’t go to school, his foster mom takes him out to eat breakfast, where he will eat noodles and steamed stuffed buns. If the weather is nice, he plays in the yard. He takes a two hour nap each day. After he wakes up, he watches cartoons or will play with other children in the yard. He then eats dinner and some fruit after that. He has deep sleep. His foster mom watches his facial expressions to determine if he needs to use the bathroom. She then asks him if he needs to go. If he says yes, she will take him to the toilet. He can take his pants off by himself, but needs help putting his pants back on. Now that he goes to school, his language is better than before. He has good imitating ability. Every morning he sings children’s songs he learned at kindergarten. He can put on and take off clothes with help, can go up and down stairs by himself; and he can eat without help (though he eats slowly since he can easily spill). He likes to smile at acquaintances. Sometimes he will call mama or nana and then continue to do his things. if you ask him to share his food, he will feed you and smile at you. Neighbors always say he is a quiet boy who has a ready smile. During summer vacation, his foster mom often takes him outside to let him experience more fresh things and to see and learn new things.

Wouldn’t it be nice if Robinson was home next Christmas celebrating with a forever family of his very own?

$4,000 agency grant available from the agency.

$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!

Timeus

Timeus (3)Boy, born July 2011
PRC
Down syndrome, post-op congenital heart defect

Timeus is a very happy boy currently living in foster care. He likes to be held and enjoys going outside to play. When he’s outside, he likes to watch walking people. At 3 years old, Timeus can run, knows many things and remembers them. He calls older men “grandpa,” younger men “baba,” and little boys “brother.” Timeus is extroverted, a little impatient, and relentless. He likes music and singing and can hum with the music. Timeus likes to play with toys and has a quick reaction. He likes to play with other children and when he is outside, he sometimes clings to the adults and wants to be held. Just like any other young child, he likes other’s toys, but does not like other children to take his toys.

What sweet Timmy needs most is the love and guidance of a forever family! Could his family be yours?

$4,000 agency grant available from the agency.

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

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

Moses

Moses CollageBoy, born May 2012
PRC
Down syndrome, Congenital heart defect

2.5 year old musical Moses is waiting for a family. He is diagnosed as having 1. Post-op Congenital Heart Disease- VSD, PFO, mild tricuspid regurgitation, PH; 2. Down Syndrome. From his August 2014 file: Moses can now sit alone, walk independently for a few steps, and can clap his hands. He is active and he sometimes will make sounds by clapping his mouth to draw people’s attention. He likes to sit in his walker and to walk by holding onto the chair. He is afraid of plush toys and dolls. He does not like deep colored things and he will not touch them. He does not like to eat chocolate cake, but he does like chewy snacks like crackers and he also likes to eat apples. Moses likes to ride the rocking horse the best. When he is tired of rocking, he will look at you and if you rock the horse for him, he will laugh happily. He has a strong imitating ability. All he needs now is for his family to see him and bring him home!

$4,000 agency grant available from the agency.

$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!

Olivia

Olivia EE4Olivia was born prematurely in November 2013 and has been diagnosed with hydrocephalus, spina bifida, liquorrhea, paralysis of the lower limbs, and malformations of the feet. She received a shunt in early infancy.

Olivia is able to track with her eyes, has some head control, can roll over with help, but does not yet sit without support. The movement in Olivia’s arms and hands is not restricted and she actively reaches for, holds and manipulates objects. Her caretakers describe her as an attentive girl who understands what they say to her and babbles a lot.

Head circumference in September 2014: 43.8 cm
Weight in September 2014: 6.2 kg
Height in September 2014: 63 cm

Additional information, photos and video available directly from the agency. Married couples only due to court appointed guardian.

$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!

Alexandre #28

Alexandre (1)Alexandre (2)Boy, almost 2 years old

Osteogenesis imperfecta type III/IV. Emotionally he is doing very well and is very communicative!

 

He is very emotional and sociable child. Seeks attention by an adult. Motor functions are limited having in mind the main diagnosis and disease
, but he shows initiative and willingness to manipulate toys. He grabs given to him object, transfers it from one hand to another, examines with eyes, putting in mouth, tapping. He has a good visual-motor coordination in four directions.

He often vocalizes, as cheers and syllabic chains are heard / ba ba, de-di, pa-pa/. He makes sounds when he is in his crib and when meeting with an adult he gets lively and the sound production is increased. When verbally stimulated he makes sounds reminiscent of pleasure of communicative exchange. He laughs when teased.

He began to understand the hide and seek game. He reacts very positively to this type of game. He removes a cloth placed over his face. He makes good eye contact. He likes the company of an adult. He initiates interaction with others through sounds and facial expressions. His facial expression is lively, he responds to facial expressions (smiles in response to a smile). When in contact he touches the face of the adult, follows them in space with eyes and get angry upon parting. He is a sociable and cheerful in interpersonal relations. He does not exhibit irritability in the company of other children.

His sleep is calm and rhythmical. Physiological needs – no deviations, gains weight, but he is fussy for the types of food. He is in the process of spoon feeding.

After the New Year the agency will get additional info, pictures and video of him.

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.

Danny

DannyDanny-001Boy, born October 2005
PRC
Cleft lip and palate, differences in his right arm, and vision impairment in both eyes

Danny is a smart little boy who adapts easily in new situations. He was born with cleft lip and palate, differences in his right arm, and vision impairment in both eyes, but this cheerful and vibrant boy is learning how to overcome any challenge! In August 2013 he went to the School for the blind in order to get a better education. He lives with other children in an apartment near the school. A helpful boy, he likes to assist his foster mom with chores, such as cleaning the table, sweeping the floor, and trimming vegetables, and he’ll help other children when they need it. When he first started learning braille, it was difficult for him, but he worked very hard and is learning numbers and the alphabet. His favorite subject is PE, and he attends running training with other children every week.

12/2014- He is currently in the states to receive a series of surgeries and is doing very well!

$4,000 agency grant available

$23.40 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Thadeus L14

boysillouettenophotoBoy, born June 2012

Diagnosis – mixed specific developmental disorders. State after ventricular septal defect closure on June 4, 2013. Hypermetropia

Thadeus has blue-grayish eyes and brown hair. The child has unsustainable attention, stereotype movements, he wants to turn others’ attention towards him. The child has partial speech comprehension, language – syllables.

Eats self-dependently, slowly, with both hands. Word, sound pronunciation delayed. Walks independently, is interested in different educational toys.

$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!

 

Seymour L13

boysillouettenophotoBoy, born February 2011:

Diagnosis – lack of protein energy (small height), behavioral disorders. Mental development disorders. Possible Fetal alcohol syndrome. Nightmares;

Seymour has gray eyes and brown hair. The boy is quick-tempered, active, joyful, enjoys pl