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Newly Listed Children

Jedrek

Boy, born June 2012

Good general condition. Dysmorphic facial features – Fetal alcohol syndrome. Psychomotor development proceeds disharmonious and is delayed. Observed characteristics of autism, delayed development of speech, difficulty in establishing social contacts. Difficulty eating.

The agency can request further information for serious inquiries. We are so excited to be able to advocate for these children!

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

Marcin

Photo available angelBoy, born May 2013

Infant with features of prematurity and hypotrophy with a history of perinatal renal failure and renal circulatory and respiratory caused among others. Hypertension, and the mother intake of addictive drugs.

 

Marcin’s current status is overall generally good. Increased muscle tension.   His development is delayed in all spheres, runs disharmonious. Requires a more systematic, multi-sensory stimulation of development.

The agency can request further information for serious inquiries. We are so excited to be able to advocate for these children!

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

Micah #

photoboy

Boy, born 2012

Down syndrome; extra thumb; syndactylia of 2 toes

Micah’s overall health is good.  He lives in a specialized medical institution.  The agency can provide additional information and photos.

 

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.

Malinda #

MalindaGirl, born 2012
West syndrome / infantile spasms; delays in neuro-psychological development, hypotonia, facial dysmorphia, nystagmus (inconstant), systolic murmur

 

 

 

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.

Garrison #

GarrisonBoy, born 2010

Blind
When taken by the 2 hands, Garrison stands up and has the support of his feet. When he is put on a children’s stool, he sits on it during a meal. He actively moves his hands and legs, kicks and rolls over in bed. He rolls over in free space and turns handsprings.

Garrison is blind. He does not manipulate objects, plays with his hands-hits them against each other, slaps and puts them into his mouth; joins the hands of an adult person. He reacts to a noise and a sound, even to the slightest of them; he listens attentively and grows quiet when he hears music.

He has improved emotional tone-calmly and activelystays awake, smiles and laughs in a loud voice even touched. He recognizes familiar voices, becomes animated and utters sounds. He accepts touch and gets in touch. He tolerates more and more social situations-having a bath, eating and dressing.  He utters syllables – da-da; ba-ba; shouts in a loud voice, uses his voice and utters guttural sounds.

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.

 

Spencer #

Spencer (2) Spencer (1)Boy, 5 years old
Mild mental delays, family history of mental illness, malnutrition, physical delays, strabismus

 

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.

Joaquin #

Joaquin (2)Joaquin (1)Boy, born 2011
achondroplasia

 

Update from 2013:
Joaquin is walking with support.  He can reach out, grabs and holds a toy, putting it in one hand and then the other.  He plays continuously. He gets alive at attention, becomes angry at separation, when upset, he cries continuously and is hard to be calmed down. He is active and calm. He can pronounce syllables- ba-ba. The child’s psychomotor development is delayed under all indicators. He has a good emotional status.

 

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.

Tate and Piper #23

OSiblings; Piper (2004) and Tate (2005).

Tate is an active, lively and smiley child; he is suffering from asthma with predominantly allergic component; Bronchial asthma – atopical, moderately severe asthma, with moderately frequent fits. He is using inhaler for his asthma. He has been diagnosed with mild mental delay. He is self-oriented and is specially oriented. He is roughly oriented for time. His concentration is mildly decreased, the properties of attention are improving when he is doing an activity that he is interested in. His impressive speech is underdeveloped – his vocabulary is poor. His communication is mainly nonverbal, accompanied by mimics and gestures. He has good emotional background, positive emotions are predominant. He shows fear of situations accompanying child’s development. He understands instructions. He attends school activities and study hall. In classes he is quiet and calm. He is studying by an individual educational program and finished 2nd grade, and willingly works with the resource teacher.

Piper is motorically active. She is coordinated; she knows the position in her body in space, as well as all physical activities. She is familiar with her bodily expression; her fine motor skills are in the process of development. She has been diagnosed with mild mental delay. She seeks support, she need reminding when solving simple problems. Her notions are limited; she is self-oriented and is specially oriented. She has monomorphic dyslalia, she understands the meaning of words. She is lively and active. She is trying to be noticed and is positively influenced by praising. She frequently plays with her brother. When invited she participates in group activities. She is studying by an individual educational program and finished 3rd grade. When the setting is friendly and supporting she shows curiosity and interest for learning about objects, asks questions and if the approach is right she can establish closeness. She still has some problems with bedwetting but it now happens very rarely and sometimes in cases when she changes the environment.

Piper and Tate have been in orphanages all their lives. Tate brother has been in this orphanage (for children from 7 to 18 years of age) for over a year, and sister for about two years and that according to him there is a visible progress in the development of both kids, they both have been developing since they were placed in this orphanage.

These children are socially and educational neglected and given they are approached in the right way by specialists, they will compensate their educational and developmental deficits. Tate is more calm and introverted, and sister is more touchy and emotional.

These children are very attached to each other, they know they are brother and sister and they want to be adopted together because they have never lived separately. They are looking for each other – they have normal and “sweet” relationship between siblings and are happy together. When Piper was asked whether she wants to have a mommy, she said “I do not have a mommy but I want to have mommy very much and her to be a mommy for me and my brother”. These two children just need a chance and love, encouragement, support and personal attention. They really need to find their own family forever, who will show them the real meaning of the word “family”. A family who will help them catch up with the missed hugs, emotions, kisses – who will show them that there is someone, who really will love them forever and in this way they will have more and more motivation for mastering of knowledge and skills.

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.

Tenley #476

476_Ph_Apr143 years old

polymalformative syndrome, a condition after surgery for atresia of the esophagus and the anus, plastic reconstruction, esophagogastroanastomosis, colostomy, restoration of the colon. She has vesicoureteral reflux, hydronephrosis and megaureter in the left. 2-degree hypotrophy; significantly delayed neuropsychological development.

Tenley turns from back to belly and from back to a sideways position. She does not yet make attempts to crawl or stand up independently. She cannot take a sitting position independently yet. However, she is stable once placed in a sitting position. Her legs support her. When placed in a standing position, she can remain standing while holding onto a fixed support. She makes steps while held by both hands by an adult.

As regards the child’s speech, she mostly produces sounds and sound combinations. She responds to voices, although she does not yet differentiate being called by name.

She reaches for, takes by herself or insistently tries to reach a toy. She plays with toys continuously (looks at them closely, transfers them from one hand into the other, examines them with her mouth). She prefers plastic toys. She reacts positively to music (children’s songs).  She tolerates the presence of other children or adults. The child does not always demonstrate readiness to interact or play together with an adult. She has low frustration threshold.
The child eats with an adult’s assistance. She does not yet announce or control her physiological needs.

Updated pictures and information coming soon.

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.

 

Robin and Marian

Robin & MarianSiblings (5 & 3 years old)
P-OD

3 years old Marian is an easy-going, obedient, affectionate, submissive child. She is susceptible to criticism and coquettish.

5 years old Robin has been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum. He is an easy-going boy who enjoys being tickled.

 

Additional info coming soon.

Robin and Marian are currently available for adoption and waiting for their forever family! The central authority in the childrens’ country of origin are the legal custodians and guardians of the children and Open Door has been given the privilege to assist in finding permanent homes for these children. Agency has photos and videos and will be happy to share them with an interested family.

$225.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Nora

40819143326 NoraGirl, born 2013
Congenital malformation of the central nervous system, symptomatic epilepsy, atactic syndrome, tetraparesis, porencephalia

 

 

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

Jax and Jude

Jax and Jude 249Siblings (8 and 5 years old)
P-OD

The younger brother has echolalia and need a comprehensive evaluation. He is a cheerful child that likes to play.

The older brother is a sociable child and a good conversationalist. He relates well to his peers. He tends to care for and protect his younger brother.

Additional info coming soon.

Jax and Jude are currently available for adoption and waiting for their forever family! The central authority in the childrens’ country of origin are the legal custodians and guardians of the children and Open Door has been given the privilege to assist in finding permanent homes for these children. Agency has photos and videos and will be happy to share them with an interested family.

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

Mandy

Girl, Born 2010

syndactyly of hands and feet, steeple tower head, psychological and motor delay, Congenital heart defect (patent foramen ovale, secondary defect of interatrial septum)

Many will be available in early 2015.

We are so glad to finally be able to relist Mandy! She was born with multiple skeletal anomalies, including fused/webbed hands.

 

The girl is smiling, laughing. She reaches for toys. She walks in baby-jumper.    Doctors consider that surgery may help to separate her fingers on the hands.   They give a positive prognosis regarding her mental development.  More photos are available.

This region typically waives the 10 day waiting period for children with special needs.   

$382.70 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Octavian

30413212627 (1)Boy, born Jan 2013

Down syndrome

 

Such irresistible chubby cheeks!

 

$5,390.52 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Gene

Gene1Boy, born August 1998
Down syndrome

Gene2

Gene is described as eager and easygoing.

From someone who met him:  To really ‘get access’ to Gene, you need to try hard.  Some days he’s living in his own world and it’s hard to ‘reach’ him.   But it’s worth the effort.  I met Gene in the summer, and the other children in the group were all trying to get my attention, Gene wouldn’t  I tried to give some attention to every child in the group, so also to Gene. It took a while before I could get him out of his own world. I grabbed his hand and just stroke his fingers one at a time.  He would look at his fingers, and after doing that for minutes, he would finally look at me.  He looked who was stroking his hand.

Still he didn’t allow me to touch him more than just stroking his hand.  Next day I was wondering if he would still remember me and if I could touch his hand again.  I didn’t need to ask myself that question, because as soon as I walked in, he came up to me, reaching me his hand.  I knew I broke through his wall that kept him safe in his own world. It still took me a while to really ‘open him up’. In November I visited his group again, and again it took me a while to ‘reach’ him. But as I was tickling one of the other boys in his group, he came closer. So I grabbed his hand, to pull him on my lap, next to the other boy, and I tickled him. What happened was amazing! He started to laugh! He laughed out loud, the first time I heard him do that. And he couldn’t stop anymore. His laugh was so contagious and so wonderful to hear it. It brought tears to my eyes. He was so open and he wanted me to tickle him more. Next day I could hardly touch him again, which was hard for me, because I wanted to get him out of his own world again. But I found out that I should not lose hope, because it depends on his mood if he will let you touch him. Another day I could tickle him again and he laughed again. This boy just needs more stimulation to stay out of his own world. Because of the lack of stimulation he normally just sits on the ground and rock back and forth. But he is able to walk, to run around and play games. He can have fun and interact with other children. It just takes a little more. This boy is already in the institute for a long time, and this is the price he paid for it.

He desperately needs a family —  He needs a family committed to him before his 16th birthday, otherwise he’ll be condemned to institution life forever.

Married couples only, large families welcome.

$18,615.80 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Mary, Laura, and Carrie

2001 20072011This adorable trio of sisters needs a family where they can grow up together.

 

Mary is the oldest sister; she was born in 2001 and is healthy.

 

Laura is the middle sister; she was born in 2007 and is healthy.

 

Carrie is the baby. She was born in 2011.
HIV
She is ONLY available to be adopted with her older sisters.

 

$95.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Abram

40810112623Boy, born 2012
Hydrocephalus posthemorrhagic

 

Oh sweet love needs a family and medical care.

 

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

Marilee #474

474_Ph_Dec13Girl, 1.7- year-old
Congenital hydrocephalus (no indications for a surgical correction at present); microcephalus; suspected infantile cerebral palsy; convergent concomitant strabismus; specific developmental disorder of motor function; delayed neuropsychological development.

Marilee vocalizes (vowel sounds such as “a-a-a”), although she does not yet produce defined syllables or connected syllables. She does not cry in a loud and clear voice. Her eye contact needs to improve further. Marilee does not yet respond to being called by name. She responds visibly to touch and relaxes greatly when someone holds her in their arms. Marilee is being monitored by a team of specialists at the orphanage.

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.

Lyndon #475

475_Photo_Jun11Boy, 7-years-old
Good general condition; delayed physical and neuro-psychological development; moderate mental delay; congenital anomalies syndrome predominantly affecting the facial area; pectus excavatus-while walking he slightly shuffles and rotates his right foot

Lyndon has good overall gross motor skills development. He seeks help from an adult and constant interaction with the staff members. He has underdeveloped speech, but understands what adults say. He eats independently and tries to wash himself independently; takes his shoes on/off and undresses by himself.

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.

Ellis

30729223506Boy, born 2013
Spina bifida

Please look past all the pink, this adorable baby is a BOY! The picture is a year old; hoping to get an updated one soon.

 

$18.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Dewey

40804202213 DeweyBoy, born 2012

Hydrocephaly, congenital heart defect (operated)

 

 

 

 

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

Cailin

Cailin (1)

Boy, born February 2007
PRC
postoperative cleft palate; postoperative Congenital heart defect-ASD;
postoperative mesenteric lymphangiomainteractive (read below).

Cailin (2)

 

Cailin is outgoing and sweet. He is friendly and kind to others. He is delayed, especially when compared to his foster brother, Henry. He is able to learn and works very hard!  Cailin has had heart surgery and recovered well. He has a droopy eye. The woman who supervised his program believes he might have an arachnoid cyst that is impacting his eye. Cailin and Henry would love to be brothers!

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

Henry

Henry 3 Henry 1Boy, born June 2008
PRC
Post-op Congenital Heart Defect -TOF

 

Henry is diagnosed with post-op CHD-TOF. He is quite shy. His foster brother, Cailin, is the leader of these two. Henry has received heart surgery and has recovered very well. He was taking a nap in the kindergarten and was unhappy to be woken up to have his picture taken when Madison staff met him. He and Cailin are good brothers and are always together. Henry is a smart boy!

 

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

Libby

Libby (2) Libby (1)Girl, born November 2009
PRC
Down syndrome

Libby is a joy! She is 4 years old, quite a spunky kid, and a born entertainer. Libby has Down syndrome, with no known heart issues. Her motor development has been good, with some delays in her speech. Libby loves music, loves to “sing”, and was born to karaoke! She is social, happy, follows directions well, and is ready to charm her new parents. Libby is waiting!

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

Inessa

40730092559girl, born 2011
ventricular and atrial septal defects, cleft hard and soft palate

 

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

Judith

40730094950Girl, born 2012
CP, dual hemiplegia
Judith cannot walk or sit independently. But she shows interest in toys and reacts to speech addressed to her.

 

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

Griffin

40730094845Boy, born 2011
CP, mental delay

 

Griffin can walk with help, understands simple instructions, can say separate words.

 

$18.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Blake

Blake Photo 23 May 2014 - May 2014Blake was born in May 2011 and has been diagnosed with spina bifida at the thoracic level. In July of 2011 he had surgery to place a peritoneal shunt. He has also had surgery to repair a hernia. Blake has cryptorchidism (both sides) and convergent strabismus. Blake’s orthopedic doctor is optimistic that he will be able to walk with leg braces in the future.Blake sits unassisted and has full mobility in his arms and hands. He is described as a smart and very happy boy who likes to play with toys, has a good imagination, and interacts well. The clarity of his speech has improved and he uses a rich vocabulary. He forms sentences, answers questions, and sings songs. Blake can identify and label three colors and many objects. He receives therapy three times a week at a specialized center for children.

From a family who met Blake in May 2014: Blake is a little quiet and shy when he first meets someone, but give him goldfish crackers and toys and you’ve just made a friend. Once he’s comfortable, you can really see his personality. He is like the leader of the orphanage. He likes to know what going on and who’s doing what. Before he goes to bed, he makes sure all the other children are in their beds and then he says, “Okay, Blake, sleep now.” Blake is so smart and such an old soul. He is very articulate, can repeat words in English, and can name all the people and children at the orphanage. He can count to 10 and sing songs. He can sit up alone and scoot on his bottom. He has use of his right leg. When we put him in a walking position, he would pretend to walk using his right leg, even moving the leg forward. He told everyone, “Look I’m walking.” Blake can drink from a straw and eat without problems. He feeds himself. He does seem to have a weak cough reflex. Blake told the caregivers that he didn’t have a mama and papa which broke my heart. I think he would do well in a home and make all of his dreams come true.

Additional information is available directly from the agency.

Married couples only due to child’s court appointed guardian in this case.

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

Abigail

Abigail Photo 1 - April 2014Abigail was born in January 2011 and has been diagnosed with spina bifida and hydrocephalus for which she has received a shunt. Abigail also takes medication for epilepsy, but has not had any seizures since beginning treatment. She may need a surgery to correct her strabismus.

Abigail was recently seen by an orthopedic surgeon who noted that her spinal deformity and spina bifida are severe. He believes that Abigail is paraplegic and will not be able to walk in the future. Her spine will need treatment to correct its position and improve her sitting posture as well as upper body skills. Abigail is able to use her hands very well, moves around freely on the floor and sits unassisted. She struggles with solid food because she does not chew very well, but reportedly has no trouble eating cookies and candy. While Abigail is very vocal, only about 50 words in her vocabulary are completely clear to understand.

Abigail is a bright and engaging child. She speaks in complete sentences, explores, and knows exactly what is asked of her. Abigail is interested in everything, likes to talk on the phone, plays with toys, and sings. She is known as the social butterfly of her orphanage, always smiling and joyful.

From a family who met Abigail in May 2014: Abigail is a little diva! She is so tiny for her age, but her personality is explosive. She is very smart. She told me all the names of the caregivers and children. When she sees someone she shouts, “Come” and taps on the ground next to her. She is so loving, compassionate, and so kind. She frequently hugs the other children on her own doing. She doesn’t have too much use of her legs at this time, but can scoot on her bottom. She has noticeable curvature of her spine. She needs that corrected. It could improve her physical abilities a lot. We put her in a walking position and she could put some weight onto her legs. She laughed so hard at herself when she was “walking.” She uses a little wooden toy with wheels like a wheelchair. She rolls around everywhere, even getting into the shoes as most young girls would. She had a nasogastric tube in her nose while we were there. A virus was going around and she wasn’t drinking enough so they put it in the children to make sure they were getting enough liquids. They said it was temporary and she normally eats and drinks fine. She also can feed herself and loves chocolate. Whoever adopts Abigail will be so blessed. I think she will excel in a family, and the reward for being her mom would be the biggest blessing to anyone.

Additional information is available directly from the agency.

Married couples only due to child’s court appointed guardian in this case.

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

Holland

Holly post-surgeryHolly 2Girl, born Oct 2011
PRC
Blind (retinal glioblastoma; secondary retinal detachment; glaucoma; left eyeball after enucleation)

 

Holland has delayed development. When admitted, she was 4 months old. At that time, she could make the sound of “gugu” if being teased and could hold your fingers if you touched her hand. At the age of 8 months, she could turn over and sit alone, hold the milk bottle to drink milk, and jump if you held her arms. At the age of 1 year, she could crawl forward and backward, knew her name, and could respond if you called her name. At the age of 1.5 years, she could walk with holding hands, imitate speaking, and could understand simple language. Now she can walk alone, can speak simple sentences. Her cognitive ability is not good due to her visual impairment. She likes toys with sound. Holland is quiet, lovely, shy, and sometimes likes toys and music. She likes playing games with familiar people and can smile when happy. Under careful care of everyone, she is growing up healthily and happily. She has built stable and close relationships with the nurturers.

$5.85 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Kjellsen

Kjellsen (2)Boy, born in 2009
P-OD
VIH/HIV positive with TARGA treatment

Currently asymptomatic and hemodynamically stable with good adherence to TARGA. Onychomycosis being treated

“Normal” social coefficient; Possess adequate attention and concentration. Lack of development of fine motor coordination for his age with adequate potential to learn

Language expression lacks of development (he won’t tell experiences but if asked, he will sing a song)

Responds with a smile to presented stimuli and receptive to affection. His appetite and sleep habits are good. Last year he attended an educative center with good progress. Social abilities being developed.

Kjellsen is currently available for adoption and waiting for his forever family! The central authority in the children’s country of origin are the legal custodians and guardians of the children and Open Door has been given the privilege to assist in finding permanent homes for these children. Agency has additional photos and videos and will be happy to share them with an interested family.

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

Iverson #

IvanBoy, 4 years old
Spina bifida (post-op), non-foregoing hydrocephalus (will NOT need a surgery), luxation of the hip joints (which can be fixed by a surgery), One leg motor function and sensitivity are kept, after the surgery it is very possible he could use this leg
Kidneys are functioning normally; incontinent.

Iverson is very sweet and nice – the staff is adamant that the child has a lot of potential and individual work with him can make a significant progress.

Iverson is emotionally positive – when we went to take the pictures and the videos, he started crying for a while because he was surrounded by 7 people, but stopped crying in a few minutes and gave us a smile that we tried to catch on the video.

He likes to examine books and watching movies – he has a quite smart look and he is interested in every noise and all he sees. Iverson uses very well his upper limbs – his own moves and rotates his chair.

Iverson is trying to speak, but we could not catch him – it was only once for a few seconds, but the staff said he speaks a lot but at his own language, doesn’t pronounce very well (all the kids in orphanages have the same problem because of the luck of personal attention). He initiates contact with adults.
Because we only have this child’s file for a short time, he will not be able to receive donations until a family is found for him.

Gertie

Gertie Photo 3 Mar-2013Gertie was born in September of 2002 and has been diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy. She receives regular physical therapy and is able to stand and walk with the help of a walker.

Gertie is described as an outgoing, sensitive and friendly girl. She eagerly takes part in group and individual activities and is very engaged in games. She likes to draw, memorizes songs and poems, and gladly completes her homework.

Additional reports and photos are available upon request from the agency.

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

Adelaide

Adelaide Photo 3 May-2013Adelaide was born in September 2005 and has been diagnosed with spina bifida, lower limb paresthesia, and a disorder of the hips. She is wheelchair-bound.

Adelaide is described as a sweet, joyful, and communicative girl. She is interested and participates in different activities and likes to help others. Adelaide regularly attends school and can read and write. She recites poetry and sings songs.

Additional reports and photos available upon request from the agency.

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

Dillon

Dillon 1Boy, born 2000
Down syndrome

 

From a family who visited with him in 2014:
In all my interaction and time with Dillon, I never saw the slightest sign that he was aggressive or had the ability to hit children. In fact, out of all the boys there, Dillon is the most gentle, softhearted, and kind. I did see some horse play and pinching between the other boys, but never Dillon. Dillon is calm, extremely happy, and joyful, and very soft and slow with his movements.

From another family who met him:
He is beautiful! absolutely a treasure. a teddy bear my hubby says. When he first met me, he kissed my hand to say hello, and then he kissed (my husband’s) hand.  He has a beautiful smile! We visited him again later that night. He gave me a huge hug. He just wraps his arms around you very tight! He is quiet, but sat next to me and loves to spend time with you. Today, when we arrived and gave the kids cookies, he was so happy. We have a video where he sets down what he has in one hand just to say hello to the camera. He is full of smiles. When we left, I went up to him and he put the world’s hugest smile on his face and put his arms out in a straight “t”, armed and ready for a tight hug! An absolute treasure is the best way to describe him He is more than that.  He loves to play soccer. He runs and plays and laughs. He will be a huge blessing to a family! Also very gentle!

$3,009.63 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Elsbeth

40720103944 ElsbethGirl, born 2000

Down syndrome, mental delays

 

Such a lovely young lady — she’s been waiting so long for a family of her own.

 

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

Celeste

Celeste (1)Girl, born 05/2007
P-OD
Premature child (6 months of gestation), spastic cerebral palsy with motor difficulties on her right side. Limited Language

Report May 2012:
Intellectual: Low level due to spastic cerebral palsy.

Psychomotor: Due to fine and gross motor deficiencies child has more strength on her left side to manipulate objects like a pencil and to throw the ball.

Affective Emotional: Easily expresses affection to others wants to be the center of attention in different ways to receive love and attention. Low tolerance to frustration.

She is a cheerful child who is slowly progressing in her development that can be improved with individualized attention.

Boone #473

Boone update 473 (2) Boone update 473 (1)Boy, nearly 2-years-old
a condition after surgery for internal hydrocephalus (valve installation) and meningomyelocele regio thoracolumbalis; lower flaccid paraplegia; equinovarus in the right slight convergent strabismus of the left eye.

The child performs a full range of movements with his upper limbs. His latest check-up examination with a neurosurgeon was in March, 2014: head circumference 46 cm; the child is in a good general condition, conscious, satisfactory tonus, with clinical evidence of normal functioning of the shunt.

The boy plays with different toys in a different manner. He prefers musical toys.The child is emotional. He smiles, laughs and rejoices when involved in joint games and activities. He distinguishes between familiar and unfamiliar people. He is insistent in seeking adults’ attention and affection. The boy imitates sounds and is trying to pronounce his first words.

 

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.

Astor #472

472_photo2_Jul14472_photo1_Jul14Boy, 5 years old
hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, symptomatic epilepsy (no seizures and medication since Jan 2011), latent infantile cerebral palsy and mild mental delay.

He walks independently; his gait is stable, although characterized by some CP features. He gradually improves his coordination and movements.

He eats well independently. He drinks from a cup with a little help by an adult. He uses the potty purposefully but he does not control his physiological needs yet, although he has developed notions about them. The boy takes off his shoes, socks and trousers by himself. He enjoys helping with household chores: cleaning the table, putting the toys back on their places, arranging objects and throwing garbage at the respective places

He seeks getting attention and interactions with familiar adults and he easily establishes contact with strangers as well. He prefers interacting with adults but he also joins some of the joint activities with the children from his group- he watches them and tries to do what they do. He follows various instructions very well, even such that have been addressed to another child. He can easily be persuaded with words.

The child has slightly delayed development. He shows good results from the physical therapy and pedagogical rehabilitation. The staff at the orphanage reports that this boy has very good potential for further development if raised in a family environment.

Update July 2014

The boy is very sociable and extremely responsive to interactions. He maintains very stable eye contact, listens intently to what he is told, responds adequately, smiles back at people, initiates interactions and comes up with his own ideas about what to do.

He is very independent and often refused help during my visit and preferred to try harder and do things by himself.
He has such a good attention span for a child his age and he obviously greatly enjoys being involved in educational activities.

As reported by the orphanage psychologist, he is striving for perfection and would not stop performing a given task until everything is in order and in the right place. He would not proceed to a next task before putting the things from the previous one back where they belong and he would not leave a room before closing its door. He is quite sharp and does not need instructions to be repeated to him. He is eager to please and get adults’ approval and praise. He is not embarrassed to seek an adult’s help when needed.

It is very easy to communicate with him, despite his unclear pronunciation. He has a lot to share and does whatever it takes to make himself understood and make his wishes known. Seeing how he is doing in an orphanage environment, he would undoubtedly just flourish in a family.

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.

Nadia #25-63

ONadia 2563Girl, 5 1/2 years old

She is extremely sweet and smart, and doing very well!!!

She has been diagnosed with: “Children’s Cerebral Palsy. Spastic quadriparesis, average degree” and shows very good potential for development. She has exceptional spirit and constant striving to prove herself, which is also stimulated by the foster mother.

 

Update August 2014 – This girl’s intellectual development has been progressing very well since she’s been placed in the foster home. She knows a lot – she asks questions, has conversations with the people in the complex. She is able to lead dialog with people and uses full and complex, meaningful sentences. Sometimes for people who are not used to with children’s speech is difficult to understand every word. But with the time when used to her pronunciation everything become more understandable. She has very good vocabulary for her age. Her speech still is not clear, mainly because her CP but we are sure that with more constant and daily work with speech therapist everything just will gone.

She has undergone four surgical interventions in connection with her cerebral palsy. Two of which were on her Achilles tendons, and two of her hip joints, in which she had implants put, because of dislocation of the joints. The last operations was in the middle of June so she is still recovering, that is why she is unable to crawl or stand up straight with someone holding her by the waist. Her therapy is gentler ever since her last operation. More operations are planned, because she still can’t overcome the abduction in her hip joints. Her upper limbs are less spastic than the lower once, her left side is better than the right one. She mostly uses her left hand while eating with a spoon, drawing or throwing something, she can hold the bowl with her right hand while eating with the left one. She tries to chew on both sides while eating.

She knew some English already! She counted to ten, then she translated words from Bulgarian to English: elephant, rabbit, dog, boy, etc. She counts to 30 in Bulgarian; she knows the colors and named them. She knows the alphabet, when asked with what letter begins some word or someone’s name – she says the letter. The foster mother told me that they practice adding and subtracting (and also her fine motor skills) at home with a bead frame.

She is a very beautiful, charming and sweet little girl, who has a lot of potential if she is given the opportunity to develop in a good and loving environment. She is smart and intellectual preserved, has the ability to speak and lead conversation with people, just needs a little bit more individual attention, love and cares that will help her to achieve more and more. She is able to learn a lot, given the fact that everything she showed me has been thought only in a year and four months. She deserves to have her own family that will love her and take care of her, she will benefit enormously from having her own home and family with resources that will help her reach her full potential and become everything she can. She is so radiant, smiled and positive child, who needs the chance to keep her smile on her beautiful face forever!

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.

Dakota #1-10

Dakota-updateAge: 3
Diagnosis: Spina bifida aperta at L1 – S2 – surgically corrected, bottom flaccid paraplegia; Internal hydrocephalus – VP shunt was placed on October 03, 2011; Brain atrophy and agenesis of corpus callosum; Partial atrophy of the optic nerve; Accidental cardiac murmur; Iron-insufficiency anemia

Due to the spina bifida, the child is moving in the space by crawling and with the help of his hands (the legs are lacking movements and sensitivity). He sits actively and makes attempts to pull up to a standing position by holding on to a support. He demonstrates motion activity and initiative. He gets to an object desired by him. If a toy is taken away from him by another child, he cries. He is with good visual-motor coordination (eye-hand, hand-hand), picks up objects and transfers them from one to another hand, all the while the eyes following the movements. He traces with a look a falling object. He follows with a look in all four directions (left/right/up/bottom). He has a palmar grip. He plays with the toys according to their purpose.

The speech background is at the level of accidental combinations of sounds and doubling the syllables. He “babbles”. He uses at least three conscious words. He understands simple orders – “come here”, and “give me this”. He turns when called by his name. He differentiates between familiar persons and strangers. He differentiates the tone of the speech. He hums 2-3 melodies of children’s songs. He makes a good eye contact. He is in the beginning stage of imitation. He is calm and with good emotional tonus. He is emotionally responsive. He purposefully seeks the contacts with adults and children. He demonstrates jealousy if not paid attention. He is easily calmed down when picked up. He eats with appetite from a spoon and fed by an adult. He drinks independently from a cup.

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.

Marisol

MarisolGirl, born November 2009
P-OD
overall delay and cerebral atrophy
Development: Sat without support: 7 months
Crawled: 12 months
Stood up by using furniture around: 16 months
Walked: 20 months
Language: At the age of 30 months vocal and syllabic sounds that are repeated if she is doing something that she likes and entertains her. She is able to say “chao” o “adios” (good bye) and “ma” or “mama”

Evaluation: 05/2013
Global Developmental Delay: Main delayed areas are language and communication (vocabulary). Areas with more progress are gross and fine motor. Areas with more noticeable improvement are: social adaptation, cognition, language (referred to response to communication with others and abilities of communication)

Affective Emotional: Cheerful child who loves receiving affection. The keepers report that she always shows a great need of affection, attention and closeness. Playing is still primitive consisting of hitting the blocks, putting them in line, put objects in and out, etc. She likes music and dances when she listens to it. She can play with other children around but still struggle playing with them.

Note: According with Adoptability report dated 2012:  requires a family with no kids that will give her a personalized affective attention that she can adapt to, progressively.

Marisol is currently available for adoption and waiting for her  forever family! The central authority in the children’s country of origin are the legal custodians and guardians of the children and Open Door has been given the privilege to assist in finding permanent homes for these children.  Agency has photos and videos and will be happy to share them with an interested family.

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

Mathis

40710130119 Mathis (1)Boy, born 2013
Multiple congenital arthrogryposis, internal hydrocephalus, open oval window

 

 

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

Eriq

Eriq 2

Boy, 5 y.o. (DOB: 2008)
P-OD
HIV Positive/Perinatal Infection

 

Eriq’s health is stable and asymptomatic with favorable progress. Viral charge is undetectable and his lymphocytes CD4 are elevated. He has good adherence to TARGA treatment. His medical prognosis is favorable and he doesn’t have any other illness.

Eriq is a loving, helpful, and smiley child well adapted to his surroundings. He does independent activities according to his age. He is a participative and a cheerful child who likes to get the attention from adults, being able to show affection for people that he had known for a short time. He likes to kiss and being caressed. He is a playful and polite child with a manageable behavior.  He has a sister who was adopted in 2012.

His overall development is adequate for his age; however, it is important to strengthen his attention. He has adequate self-esteem for his age and he is emotionally stable. He has a tendency of emotional lability with low tolerance to frustration. This will be improved with the attention of loving and assertive parents that provide the affection and the education that he needs.

Because of his health condition it is important that he gets integrated to a family that has the personal sources, emphasizing the empathy, assertiveness, patience, tolerance and love. The family that adopts this boy must have sample knowledge of his background and his current health condition to understand his needs and provide the child the love and time that he requires and to be involved in his medical care.

Eriq is currently available for adoption and waiting for his forever family! The central authority in the children’s country of origin are the legal custodians and guardians of the children and Open Door has been given the privilege to assist in finding permanent homes for these children. Agency has photos and videos and will be happy to share them with an interested family.

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

Delphine

DelphineGirl, 3 y.o. (DOB 2010)
P-OD
HIV+

Delphine is a cheerful, playful and loving girl with a psychological age of a 1 yr and 9 month old child, which is below her chronological age.  Because of this, the child requires more attention in different areas such as communication, socialization, occupation, self control, etc to achieve an adequate comprehensive development. Her language is poor for her age.

Delphine is a little girl with a HIV diagnosis that needs much attention and care. It is important that she gets integrated to a family that understands and accepts her health condition and that provides the socio-affective support that she requires to achieve the comprehensive development of her abilities and social adequacy.

The future parents must be able to create a stable and deep emotional bond; they must be expressive in their affection, with a great amount of physical energy and dynamic interaction but flexible and tolerant to facilitate her adaptation.

It is important to continue with the necessary early stimulation in all areas of personal development at the child’s pace to achieve her full potential.  She must receive early stimulation and Language Therapy permanently.

 

Delphine is currently available for adoption and waiting for her  forever family! The central authority in the children’s country of origin are the legal custodians and guardians of the children and Open Door has been given the privilege to assist in finding permanent homes for these children.  Agency has photos and videos and we will be happy to share them with an interested family.

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

Annie

Annie (3) Annie (2)Girl, born 2009
PRC
cerebral palsy, epilepsy

Annie was found abandon at 1 yr old. Her evaluation in July 2012 stated….. During the test the patient can smile when teased, muscular tension of whole body is high, can not keep her head vertical stably, when held to stand her feet is crossed, when lying on stomach she does not use her forearms to support, she can not roll over, can not sit alone.  She can not get things on her own initiative, can not evaluate her adaptability.

From someone who knows her:
She’s doing really well. She’s on medication to control her seizures and it’s working fine. I have never seen her have a seizure, but I believe it has happened occasionally when she has been febrile with a cold or virus. Of course, does need her medication to keep her stable.  She loves her wheel chair.

Annie’s personality is loving and sweet. She is happiest if somebody will just spend time with her – laughing playing and cuddling her. But she is not whiny when other kids are getting the attention either, so she would be a great fit for a large family. She just enjoys movement and action, whether it involves her, or is going on around her.  One of her favorite games is when you push her wheelchair really fast between two people – she laughs so much at this!

She’s bright and has a great understanding of everything, but cannot communicate verbally.

Her disability is definitely severe, but she is emotionally very healthy. We would so love to see her in a family. Eventually she will need to leave our home, as she is absolutely not palliative, and we desperately want to see that move take her to a loving home! She is really such a beautiful child. She is like sunshine, she warms everyone around her. Even though she is trapped inside a body which will not do what she needs it to do, the beauty of her personality will not be contained. If we can find a family who can manage her physical needs, they will be so blessed by this precious daughter. It makes me so sad to think of her future if she has to remain in  her birth country.

$190.80 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Antoinette #24-33

Antoinette  (2) Antoinette  (1)Girl, 2 years
Cerebral palsy, blind, deaf

March 2014 update:

No physical activity and initiative. Muscle tone – quadri-hypertonus and normoreflexia. Takes a passive seat with adherence, has elbow support but shows poor balance reactions. Gripping reflex – upon touch with, grips for a short while. Visual – motor coordination /hand-to-hand; Hand-foot-thigh; Hand-foot-mouth /. Visual analyzer – horizontal nystagmus, amaurosis, atrophy of optic nerve. Does not follow and fixate a bright object. Does not wince and does not orient in the direction of strong acoustic stimulus, bilateral sensorineural hearing loss. Pronounced “seeking” reflex and pathological oral automatisms. Speech production – coo sounds and vocalizations. Affective reactions – heavily decreased mimical facial expression, responds to tactile stimulation, “facade” smile is observed briefly.

Autonomy – positioned entirely by an adult. She feeds with an appetite and permanently gains on weight. Sleep – short periods of wakefulness.

Update, August 2014: Within a month this little girl has made a progress, which is encouraging. Also, the staff working with her shared that according to them she is not deaf but probably with decreased hearing!!!

The agency has an updated report on file and video! Antoinette needs a family that will give her a chance!

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.

Caden

Caden_webreadyBoy, born March 2007
PRC
Down syndrome

Cheerful Caden needs a family to call his own. Caden is a lively little boy who enjoys life to the fullest. He enjoys playing with others and can often be seen holding hands with a friend. Caden loves to draw pictures and sing songs about animals. He is active and energetic, a talkative, friendly boy with a ready smile. Caden is able to maintain his own hygiene and can dress and undress himself. When he’s not running or playing on the playground, he is a great helper in his classroom – assisting his teacher with arranging the chairs and desks and sweeping the floors. Caden will need a family who can advocate for him as he grows and makes his way in the world. Could yours be the hands that Caden can hold as he walks forward into life?

$63.09 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Silvia

Silvia
Girl, born March 2014
K-H
Down syndrome, open oval window in heart

 

This is a new program for Reece’s Rainbow! So excited to have the opportunity to serve this sweet baby girl. Darling Silvia is in an Asian country with many different nationalities represented; she is Caucasian.

 

  • 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!

Murray

Murray (2)Murray (2)Boy, born August 2001
HIV

Isn’t he handsome!

 

Murray is in the same orphanage with several other available children.  Interested and approved families could adopt multiple children together.

 

From a family who met him in late 2013:
Murray is one of our daughter’s best friends, and she SO wants him to have a family! She says, “Murray is smart, very nice, very handsome, and he is a good dancer. He is a good English student, and he has many friends. He is funny and hardworking.”Murray (3)

We spent many, many hours with Murray (and all of the kids from Orphanage 60), and Murray was DEFINITELY one of our favorites. He is so sweet, so much fun, so wonderful! Murray loved using my camera while we were there. Every time I brought my camera, he wanted to take photos, and many of his photos turned out very well. He helps all of the kids in his class with their homework — this kid is SMART! He is very organized and loved helping us and the orphanage workers. His English isn’t good, but it’s better than any of the other kids in his class, so I know he’ll excel in his English once he’s in America and getting good English lessons. He was playful and loved spending time with us. I miss him terribly now that we’re home, and I want him to have a family just as much as our daughter does!

We have hundreds of photos and videos of Murray, not to mention stories of our time with him. If you or anyone you know is interested in bringing the most amazing boy you’ll ever meet into your family as your beloved son, please contact me. I want to find this guy his forever home!

$2818.45 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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

 

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