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Mikel

40730100708Boy, born 2014
Down syndrome, heart murmur

Will be available in Fall 2014.

 

Oh my goodness!  That sweet face!  I bet he’s full of personality…

$45.00 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!

Everett

EverettBoy, born 2013
Hydrocephalus, disorder of brain, spastic hemiplegia, umbilical hernia, ectopic perinal testis, hereditary optic atrophy, alternating esotropia, cardiac murmur, vit d deficiency

 

$0.00 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

photoboyBoy, 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 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!

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.

$0.00 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!

$509.63 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

photogirlGirl, 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

473_Photo_Apr13Boy, 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

Nadia 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.

She recognizes and writes printed letters of the Bulgarian alphabet, counts to 20 and writes the numbers correctly. She is looking for and requests information about the surrounding reality, about the progress and organization of her routine, she is curious and studious. Her attention becomes more and more stable.

She continuously enriches her active and passive vocabulary, she has difficulties in pronunciation of longer and more complex words, but even with this, her words are understandable to the listener. With pleasure she makes brief retells of events from her everyday life, sings songs and recites poems. Easily and with desire she masters new knowledge and diligently performs given to her tasks.

Nadia has good emotional relation with the foster mother and the other members of the foster family. She distinguishes known and unknown adults. She is looking, initiates and makes good contact with the surrounding social environment.

After the conducted medical interventions, she makes tries to walk, supported by an adult, develops her skills for independence, shows her emotions and recognizes others emotions and feelings, enriches her passive and active vocabulary, she is studious and with pleasure demonstrates her knowledge and skills, develops confidence and builds her self-confidence, initiates and maintains good social contacts. The care and love of the foster parents unfolded the potential of the child and she masters and develops new knowledge, builds positive idea for herself and for the surrounding world.

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

DakotaAge: 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

photogirlGirl, 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 we will be happy to share them with an interested family.

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

Alexander #19-5

AlexanderAge: 2
Diagnosis: Achondroplasia (dwarfism) and delays in his development

Alexander lags behind in his physical development. At the time of his medical report, he could roll from back to stomach, but was not yet sitting up. He was pronouncing combinations of sounds. He plays with toys and enjoys musical games and activities. He seeks out interactions with other children and adults.

More details about his development, along with new photos and videos will be obtained.

 

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.

Malachi #4-10

MalachiAge: 1
Diagnosis: Hypothyroidism

After birth, doctors suspected Malachi had Down syndrome. They later decided that he did not, but no genetic testing was ever done. His heart was checked at the national cardiology hospital and was determined to be normal. He’s also had brain scans, hip Xrays and other testing, which is all normal. At this time, his only medical diagnosis is hypothyroidism and he is on medication for this condition.

Malachi has been living with a foster family since he was just a few months old. He stands up in his crib holding on to the side. He sits independently and crawls. He walks while holding on to an adult’s hand. He currently has 8 teeth and eats from a spoon. He waves hello/goodbye and claps his hands to cheer. He listens when spoken to and laughs out loud when teased. He differentiates between familiar and non familiar people. He picks up and holds toys. He is saying individual words. He loves to be hugged and smiles when spoken to.

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.

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

photoboy

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 we will be happy to share them with an interested family.

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

Delphine

photogirlGirl, 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!

Sally #25-55

Sally (1) Sally (2)Girl, born 2011
Arthrogryposis multiplex congenita. Agenesis of right kidney.

 

Motor Development – she turns independently and many times from back to stomach and vice verse. She makes attempts to sit up on her own and when the upper part of the body is lying down on the slightly raised support, she is able to sit up without any help. She is happy from everything that she achieved alone and is looking for a suitable place to lie down and exercise alone the sitting. She moves in space by moving herself in seated position. She actively uses the opportunities for movement. The child shows desire for walking and held by an adult by the armpits, she walks with diligence, but she has no stable support in her legs, sank/drops herself, and holds her legs bent at the knees and wide apart, often raises her legs in the air and does not touch the floor. When climbing stairs when held by adult, she steps steadily on her feet and rotates them consecutively, stepping on the next step. When placed in a walker she moves by pushing herself with her chest. When placed reclining in front of adult, she exercise pressure with her foot on a cylinder module.

Habits – developmental age – 12 months. She drinks from a cup with adult’s help, feeds with a spoon given by adult, bites off but does not chew the food, she just sucks it putting it on her palate. She alone takes a piece of bread put on the table, with her lips. She shows desire for independent feeding and enjoys when the spoon is put in her hand. She reluctantly accepts when placed on pot, but more often performs her physiological needs in it.

Pictorial activity – 15 months. She alone leaves traces on a paper, holding the pencil with lips. She is happy of joint drawing with adult, with a pencil placed between her fingers.

Emotional-social development – developmental age – 24 months – with positive attitude, feisty. She shows initiative and independence. The child reacts with joy of close to her adult’s approval and with displeasure to ban, she is radiant, calm, and actively spends the awake time. She enters in interaction with the other children in the group.

Speech – developmental age – 21 months. She understands adult’s the speech, pronounces 10-12 words – sentences. She tries to connect two words in a sentence. More often expresses her reluctance for something, in verbal way. She makes transfer of her vision, received from the perception of real object, in the perception of the relevant image on the picture and identifies them – she names 5 images in pictures – ball, phone, cup, shoes, baby.

Update July 2014.
Yesterday we visited the little girl 2555. We are amazed by this little girl – she is one of the sweetest girls I have ever seen and at the same time she is fighter who doesn’t want to give up on the smallest of things! She is so full of energy and life! She is very smart and intellectually preserved, and mentally developing very well! Her potential is huge! I am honestly in love with this little girl! She made me laugh as she is really funny, smile with tenderness, and at the same time, I had tears in my eyes knowing that she still does not have a family to help her and love her through the difficulties she is going through. The orphanage staff helps her a lot and takes the best possible care for her but they can never be compared to what mommy and daddy can give. I truly hope that the family forever for little girl will find her very soon!

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

AntoinetteGirl, 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.
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!

Calvin #21-13

Calvin2Age: 1
Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus with implanted VP shunt, Agenesis of the corpus callosum

Calvin’s shunt was replaced in January 2014 and is operational at this time. He can control his head and hold it up when he is picked up. He turns from back to stomach. He happily rocks in the children’s rocking chair. He can keep 2 toys in his hands and hit them one against the other. He studies a toy given to him and rocks it to produce a sound. He looks for a toy that he has dropped and he also picks up a toy close to him. He reacts adequately and emotionally to attention – smiles widely, keeps constant eye contact and vivifies. He is calm while awake. He gives his hands when asked for them. He vocalizes to attract the attention. He often puts his fingers in his mouth. He pronounces syllables independently and by imitation.

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.

Fitz #471

Fitz update (3)Fitz6-year-old boy  (pic in yellow from 2009)

update from March 2014:

He has been diagnosed with chromosomopathy –chromosome 4 short-arm deletion (Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome); congenital eye anomaly – complete blindness of the right eye and partial blindness of the left eye; microcephalus; epilepsy treated with two anti-convulsion medications. Following the therapy, he has not had any seizures.

He is a bedridden child who turns his body sideways and crosses his legs. His legs do not support his body. He keeps his head upright when lifted from his bed. He cannot see, he does not follow objects with his eyes or look closely at them. He does not hold a toy that has been handed to him but he grabs hold of the bars of his crib.

This boy becomes still and smiles slightly when someone caresses his cheeks or speaks to him, in which case he listens intently, reacts to the sounds and trembles. He is calm and quiet in his time awake.

Update from June 2014. The boy is currently 6 years old. Despite his age, his development is greatly delayed in relation with his medical condition and diagnoses. He spends his time lying in a crib, in a room with two other bedridden children in very severe condition and one caregiver. He is currently placed in a hospital (part of the orphanage got transferred to a hospital and all their children who could benefit from constant medical attention are now placed there). He continues taking the two medications mentioned in his medical records for epilepsy. While there is some hope that some of the vision in his left eye might be preserved, according to the temporary substitute for the orphanage director, his hearing might be impaired as a result of neuritis.

He is still fed with a feeding tube and seems to accept food well as he has gained weight compared to the older photo of him and looks much heavier now. According to the orphanage, he gets some rehabilitation (a massage and respiratory gymnastics) every day from Monday to Friday.

He can now maintain a sitting position and the caregiver places him in a sitting position in his crib.

 

Lilly #46-6

Lilly_June 2014LillyAge: 2
Diagnosis: intrauterine hypotrophy and microcephalus

Lilly walks independently. She reaches for toys that are handed to her but still has a short attention span. She watches other children in the playroom but does not initiate interactions with them. She prefers to play alone. She does participate in organized activities with her group. She responds when being called by name. She produces some syllables, but is not yet talking. She recognizes familiar adults and smiles when they give her attention.

 

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.

Mathilda

40622125059 MathildaGirl, born 2003
HIV+

 

 

 

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

Selena

40622124805 SelenaGirl, born 2001
HIV+

 

 

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

Gracie Lynne

Gracie LynneGirl, born Oct 2007
PRC
Down syndrome

Gracie Lynne is a precious little girl who is 6 years old. She came to the orphanage when she was 10 months old (estimated age). Gracie Lynne has Down syndrome, and her motor skills are good. She can dress herself (including her shoes), and her other self care skills are good. Gracie Lynne loves to play with the other kids. During her physical exam, she was uncooperative for the eye exam and hearing tests (imagine that!). The doctor suggested she have a further hearing screening, which had not been done when her file was completed late February. There is no mention of any hearing issues in her Growth Report. Gracie Lynne is a sweetheart, and needs a family. Her favorite activity is cuddling with her nanny while watching TV. Who could resist that?

$342.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Lolita

Lolita (1)Lolita (2)Girl, born 12/2008
PRC
Brain dysplasia; post-operative congenital heart disease

5 year old Lolita is looking for a special family that will be hers forever. She is diagnosed with brain dysplasia and post-operative congenital heart disease. Lolita was abandoned at 4 years of age…can you even imagine? She had a surgery for her CHD before arriving at the orphanage. She can walk alone without help, but her step is a bit abnormal. She is curious and observant of her surroundings.Lolita is reserved, but gets along with her caretakers. When asked something, she will shake her head. Currently she is receiving preschool education in the center. Lolita can feed herself and use the bathroom independently, but her language is delayed. She has trouble with pronunciation and is only saying simple words. She will receive speech training to help her with this. Lolita has fine muscular tension of the limbs, but her motion is fairly flexible. Her fine motor of the upper limbs is poor. She enjoys going for walks outside and building towers with blocks. Lolita is gentle, cute, and quiet. She has a sweet smile. She likes to watch TV, listen to music and she is an easygoing child.

$9.90 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Betsy

40614170606 Betsy (1) 40614170606 Betsy (2)Girl, born late 2002
Slight mental delay, simple astigmatism

From a family who met her in 2014:

This young lady is very sweet! She is in school and just finished the 3rd level. Betsy likes to color, read, run, swing on the playground, and dance. When we were able to talk to her she seemed slightly shy but very calm and gentle. Betsy is articulate and seems only slightly delayed. She and my daughter hugged and cried when they had to say good-bye. Betsy really wants to come to America. She would be a wonderful addition to any family!

I would love to share more with seriously interested families.

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

Brock

40530180818 Brock (2)

40530180818 Brock (1)Boy, born early 2004
Slight mental delay, astigmatism, mitral valve prolapse of I stage

From a family who met him in 2014:
This boy is an absolute treasure! He is kind-hearted and thoughtful of others. Brock enjoys dancing in school productions, doing school work on the computer, shooting hoops, playing soccer, reading books, painting and cutting out art projects, and sliding down slides. He is one of my daughter’s really good friends. They hugged and cried when my daughter left the orphanage. Brock desperately needs a family to rescue him and give him a joyful life full of love.

I would love to share more with seriously interested families.

 

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

Codey

CodeyBoy, born June 2008
PRC
Down Syndrome

Date of Observation: May 2014

Codey is a cute little almost 6 year old boy with Down Syndrome. His functioning, described as “medium” by a caregiver, was corrected by his teacher, who described him as “better than medium”! He can learn, and he speaks in meaningful language.

Codey is very cute, although he was very shy with us, strangers. He needs some physical help. He wears diapers and he needs some help dressing but he is making progress. He is described as having “good focus”, “curious”, and “naughty”. The latter has a very positive connotation in China, where naughty means, smart, funny and clever. He plays very well and interactively with the other children. It is obvious that he is really loved by the staff and his teacher. Codey has been healthy, with no significant medical history or surgeries. He looks clean, well dressed, well nourished, and well cared for. The most touching part of Codey is his attachment to another child in his group, Sasha, a little girl his age who also has Down Syndrome. They have a very close bond with each other. Cody attends a special class in the orphanage where her is taught by a special ed teacher, along with a group of peers who have DS. This little boy appears to have a lot of potential. There are videos of Codey.

The agency has a $2000 grant available for Codey.

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

Sasha

Sasha (1) Sasha (2)Girl, born August 2008
PRC
Down Syndrome

Sasha is an engaging little girl who will be 6 in August, 2014. She is considered high functioning and is in a special class in the orphanage with a teacher who is working with a group of children with DS.

Update as of May 2014:
Sasha is outgoing and adorable. According to her teacher, who proudly told us that she is one of the most able children in the class, and in her group, she has very good receptive language skills. She can speak simple words, and she uses gestures to communicate her needs. I note that she initiated shaking hands with me, making excellent eye contact. She was smiling, sweet and friendly…a very pleasant little girl. She loves to dance, and she has a very close friend in the orphanage, a boy named Codey, who is the same age, and who also has DS. They were observed together and there really seems to be a strong bond between them. It was very touching to see them together. Sasha has been a healthy girl. We are told that she has no heart condition, and has had no surgeries or hospitalizations. She attends the special kindergarten class and is making good progress. Sarah is a very lovely looking little girl, with a sweet expression and gentle manner. There are videos of Sasha.

The agency has a $2000 grant available for Sasha.

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

Julia

Julia 2

Julia 1Girl, born March 2012
PRC
Down Syndrome

Imagine this precious 2 year old girl with a smile on her face. Julia is currently living with a foster family. She is not yet speaking, but she can express her needs by eye contact,gestures and babbling. When she sees her favorite toy on the desk, she will point to it while making the sound of ah ah, trying to get someone to bring it to her. When she is hungry, she makes the sounds of yiyi ah ah. When someone is eating, she might go to her/him with her hands holding onto the desk, and ask for food. She is currently still in diapers, but cries when she has a bowel movement and stops crying right after her foster mom changes her. Julia can stand up alone and can walk with her hands held by an adult. She likes to ride her toy horse and enjoys playing with other children. When there are children over, she rides her horse over to them and watches them play or follows them by riding the horse and chasing them in the yard. If her foster mom calls her, she will turn her head and walk to her. Julia is fond of imitating. When there are singing and dancing programs on TV, she wiggles and imitates the dancing. When her foster mom praises her by giving a thumbs-up gesture, she imitates the thumbs up! When people leave, she can express goodbye to them by waving her hand. Julia is a lovely little girl who would be a blessing to some lucky family! Will you be the family to put a beautiful smile on her sweet face?

$30.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Hester

Hester 1 Hester 3Girl, born July 2012
PRC
Down Syndrome; esotropia

What a little pumpkin Hester is! Hester will be turning two soon. She is diagnosed with down syndrome and esotropia. Hester was just moved to a foster family in January. She is a good sleeper once she is out, but she likes to play a little bit before falling asleep. Hester is introverted and quiet. She likes music, TV, and toys with sound- her musical toy car is her favorite! At 4 months, she could keep her head up and could grasp things and move them to her mouth. She also began to find other kids. At 6 months, she could turn over and could play with toys near her. At 7 months, she could kick her feet strongly, bounce on the caregiver’s lap, and could turn to the sound source if you called her. At 8 months, she could sit well, grasp things, and pat toys. At 12 months, she was afraid of strangers and could not walk.Now she likes sitting in the walker and rarely cries. She can make the sound of “mama” and “baba”. Occasionally she can call out “mama” and “baba.” Hester laughs loudly when being teased. What Hester needs most is the love of a forever family! Could you be her forever family?

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

Lars

Lars 1Lars 2Boy, born January 2010
PRC
Cerebral Palsy

Meet 4 year old, Lars! He is diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy. Remember…CP is not degenerative- it does not get worse and therapy can be very helpful! Lars began rehabilitation treatment at the age of 9 months. At age 3, he was able to stand alone and walk without help, though his left heel did not touch the ground and his left upper limb is affected as well. He recently started preschool in the center and his self-awareness has increased. He can hold a spoon to eat, can wave goodbye to people, and recognizes familiar people and objects. Lars’ language ability was poor, so he started speech training to practice his pronunciation. Now he has good comprehension, can speak simple words, but he cannot talk clearly. His expressive language is not very good and he has difficulty with fine motor skills. Lars is outgoing and has a ready smile. He likes familiar people and enjoys cuddling. He likes soft music and enjoys the music lessons at school. Lars likes taking walks outside and playing with balls on the playground.

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

Ellen

Ellen (2)Girl, born 2011
PRC

Ellen is a very lovely 3 year old girl with Down Syndrome.

Ellen is considered to be a more able child in her group. She can walk holding a hand, and she can walk independently. She needs some help with feeding, but she eats her snacks by herself. She has pretty features, and a gentle demeanor. We are told by her teacher that she is a fast learner. We note that she holds her crayons well, and tried to imitate drawing lines and circles. Ellen has been healthy. She has no heart condition, and has had no significant medical history, surgeries or hospitalizations. She is very sweet natured. She attends a special class in the orphanage with a group of other children. Beautiful child, looks well nourished, clean and cared for. There is lots of video of her too.

The agency has a $2000 grant available for Ellen.

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

Ephraim

30626164933 smBoy, born July 2009
spina bifida (myelocele), hydrocephalus (subcompensation),  moderate mental delays, functional systolic murmur, astigmatism, crossed eyes, delay of physical development, spastic talipes paralyticus, spastic dislocation of the hips.

 

$804.94 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

 

Alaric #25-15

AlaricBoy, born 2009
Down syndrome

Alaric has delays in psycho-motor development. Senses(sight, hearing) are preserved. Alaric can not walk alone, he bears a short distance, leaning on solid objects. He makes steps forward with the support from an adult. He can sit stable. He gets up holding something for support. Alaric reaches for toys and holds them. Tries to play with them for a while. Trying to separate the index finger from the other fingers when playing simple games. Sways to the rhythm of familiar children’s songs. Listens to speech. Pronounces separate syllables, but not meaningful words. Alaric can distinguish familiar from unfamiliar people. He reacts with joy to contact and quickly involves in the proposed game. He prefers communicating with an adult than playing with other children or handling toys. In an emotional aspect the child is calm, with a serene, cheerful mood. With regard to his physiological needs – feeding, dressing and undressing, hygiene, the child is dependent on adults.

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

Sadler #1049

Sadler 1049Boy, born 2004
Moderate delays in neuro-psychical development, Secondary hypothyroidism, nanism

Sadler understands and keeps the rules in the group and in school. He works with a speech therapist and psychologist in order improving his development of physical processes and speech.

Sadler is smiley, good-natured. He loves to be object of an adult’s attention. He recognizes different emotional conditions – happiness, resentment, sadness.

He uses simple sentences. He knows the children from the group, he knows the names of the children and the adults from the staff in the Home and the school. He is able to have a conversation, he asks questions, and answers with simple sentences to asked questions. He shows interest and involves himself in organized activities with the children from the group.

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.

Melaney #

MelaneyGirl, age 6
blind

From March 2014 – The child is sightless, but there is a good physical activity and orientation. The ability to walk freely and overcome various obstacles is improving more and more. Very well coordinated movements, allowing progressive complexity. She goes up and down stairs with support, alternating both feet and follows the adults. The child runs held by a hand or on her own. She very much loves to walk around for long with and adult.
plays with it for a long period of time. She likes to move marbles in a maze. She holds small cubes in her hands and bangs with them.

She plays with toys for a long period of time. She likes to move marbles in a maze. She holds small cubes in her hands and bangs with them.
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.

Cullen #12-4

Cullen Apr 2014 (1) Cullen-Bulgaria DOB: 2001
Down syndrome

 

Update January 2012:  Cullen is in 4th grade this year. He knows the names of all the children in his class and has a best friend.   He pronounces short words and simple sentences. He can repeat numbers and counts to 5 with help. He is very musical and loves to dance.

Additional photos and videos of Cullen are available.

Cullen Apr 2014 (2)

 

Cullen is 12 years old. He’s been living in a mental institution since the age of 5. He is completely healthy with no physical delays or health problems.  Cullen is in 3rd grade at a local special education school. He enjoys going on walks and field trips. He plays with blocks, mechanical toys and kitchen sets. He engages in pretend play. He likes to look at books and will look at the pictures in the book and point to objects in them upon request. He can identify animals and foods and choose them from photos. He has well developed self-help skills. He’s toilet trained, feeds himself, dresses himself, folds his own clothes and washes his hands and face independently before bed each night.

 

$3,903.80 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!


John #26-20

JohnAge: 11
Diagnosis: Defect of the development of the skull and facial bones

John has well developed gross and fine motor skills. He loves to play sports. He has age appropriate self help skills. He assists with tasks in the orphanage such as cleaning the dining room, serving food, and cleaning his room. He is doing well in school. He has started computer classes, which he enjoys. He has a good attention span and a very good imagination. He answers questions accurately. He can tell a story based on pictures. He enjoys interacting with other children his age. He likes to watch cooking shows on TV and dreams of becoming a chef. He has age appropriate behaviors and acts appropriately in the presence of other children and adults. He participates in group activities. He helps the children who have physical disabilities that impact their mobility by bringing them items and pushing their wheelchairs.

One of John’s best friends is in the process of being adopted. John has verbally expressed his desire to be adopted and come to the US. He is in an orphanage that prepares children for being adopted and works with families during the adoption process to ensure the child is prepared to join a family.

 

From an adoptive family who met him in July 2014:  ”Met this boy who is every bit of amazing!! His picture isn’t a good resemblance, it makes him look older. He is actually smaller looking in person. He is so thoughtful, kind, and has wonderful manners. Yesterday they asked if he would bring us a chair and he quickly gave us his chair and asked his friend to give his chair and then went for other chairs. He quickly says thank you for everything and today thanked us for spending time with him and said he had “it was a pleasure”! He wants a family, three boys from his group home will be going home this year. He loves to cook and the nannies say he can prepare entire meals. He is 11. Very bright, he knows all the workers schedules, he loves responsibility and smiled so much to be in charge of the keys for the gate. A young girl in a wheel chair asked him to push her and he was happy to do so. This is an amazing son just waiting for a family. Please help me find them!!! ”

The agency has additional photos and videos of John.

Clark #2-59

Clark

Age: 2
Diagnosis: Generalized disorder in development

Clark has been living with a foster family for over a year. His foster mother is a “professional foster parent” and there are 3 other foster children. Clark is the oldest of the 4 children placed in the home. He is physically healthy with no documented medical needs. He is walking, pronouncing random syllables and attends day care.. He prefers to play alone and has difficulty in social situations. He recently underwent an extensive evaluation by a psychiatrist who diagnosed him with “Generalized disorder in development”.

Additional photos and a detailed report are available through the agency.

Adler

40601135339 Adler (1)

40601135339 Adler (3)

Boy, born mid-2009
FAS, infantile autism

 

 

 

 

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

Johnny Wynn

Johnny WYnnBoy, born October 2000
PRC
Blood disorder

Johnny Wynn ages out in October 2014. From his 2010 file he is described as “a handsome boy with a round face, fair skin, a pair of bright eyes who is very cute, active, bright and polite to people and is a child loved by anyone who meets him.” He also loves sports of all kinds and has a natural talent for most sports activities.

From his counselor at a summer camp last year- Johnny Wynn is a one of a kind kid who completely captured my heart. Throughout the week at camp it was clear that under his quiet demeanor and brave smile is a precious boy who has waited with hope far too long for a family to take him home.I was impressed by his gentle compassionate nature as he looked out for the younger kids. Johnny Wynn also interacted and bonded well with our family group. He is a thoughtful, respectful and very kind 12 year old. When it was time to go back to the orphanage at the end of the week, Johnny Wynn was so sad. As he got on the bus he did his best to stare at the ground and not cry. My heart breaks for Johnny Wynn, please join me in praying a family will come soon for him before he ages out. He needs a family to love and cheer for him.”

$1,170.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Marsha #4-62

MarshaAge: 4
Diagnosis: polymalformative syndrome, chromosomopathy and developmental delays

 

Marsha’s birth mother was just 16 years old when Marsha was born and raised her for 3 years. After several hospital stays, Marsha was placed in the orphanage. She has delays in all aspects of her development, but has been making steady progress since entering the orphanage. She is walking independently, playing with toys and seeking out the attention of caregivers appropriately. She is not yet talking, but is learning to feed herself. Updated photos and videos will be available soon.

Chase

Chase (8) Chase (15)Boy, born October 2011
PRC
Delayed psychomotor

Are you ready for this cuteness? Say hi to 2.5 year old, Chase! Chase is listed as having psychomotor delays. Chase is very mobile and has good movement. He has received daily therapy over the past year to help with his motor skills and is learning to crawl and walk. It takes him some time to learn these skills. While he does not learn quickly, he does try. He is not potty trained yet, but when they put him on the toilet, he will go. Chase lives in the orphanage and he seems to be a very happy boy. He does not seem to be slowed down by his special need.

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

Clarice

Clarice 2014 2 Clarice 2014Girl, born July 1999
Down syndrome

 

Clarice’s pictures are so fun to see – she seems to be all sunshine and motion!   She has such an amazing grin!

Clarice is so tiny; and she has many facial features of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, in addition to her Down syndrome.

She has the personality of an impetuous toddler- very high energy and eager to try everything life has to offer. She too needs a family, and the sooner the better. The possibilities for a child to thrive when they reach a family are endless. She will definitely need medical attention, as you can tell from just seeing her teeth, and lots of patient instruction and guidance.

 

Update from May 2014:
CClarice has a sunshine smile, twinkling eyes, and a unique set of needs, as she is the victim of at least one confirmed type of maternal substance abuse in addition to having Down Syndrome and scoliosis. She has spent the entirety of her almost-15 years of her life without the essential and nurturing maternal and paternal bond. She is a sweet-natured, not loud, strong, and curious child who is the size of a slender six year-old. She is cognitively about two years old. She IS able to obey the stern orphanage nannies, and enjoys massage, stroller rides, sensory activities if she is offered, joint stimulation, and can walk. Clarice can engage in purposeful play and follow basic instructions. She bear-crawls (think Jungle Book) many times, and really has a gentle disposition. Her eyes are innocent and kind, and her personality is gentle and sweet. It is not fair to expect a child in this condition to “perform” for a room full of adults, and she is enamored and thankful with any offers of play or stimulation. She has a self-stimming habit of pushing on her private parts under her underpants, but as I have learned in the DS community, this is probably a result of a lack of sensory input. So, if given the right redirection through sensory play, her habit could be redirected. Clarice has the strength of a man when she wants you to hold her, and it is my opinion that it is unsuitable for her to have several physically smaller siblings. However, that is not legislated. There are several telling videos and photos of Clarice to share for the right family. She needs a family ASAP! I was told by a national regarding the kind of place she goes next — that “most children live for only one year at most once transferred.” Please pray for precious Clarice. Could you love her as a daughter? God knows her name, and he will provide her needs.

$15,350.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

 

Veronica

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAGirl, born 2000
Mild Cerebral palsy, can walk very well.

 

Veronica is a lovely young lady.  She is able to walk, stand on her own.

 

$61.55 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Darah

Girl, born 2013
Down syndrome, atrio-ventricular septum defect, condition after pulmonary artery coarctation (April, 2013)

 

Will be available in about 2 months (summer 2014)

What a sweet little love!

 

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

Irene #716

Irene (2) Irene (1)Girl, born 2005
Cerebral palsy, severe quadriparetic syndrome. Severe mental delay.

Irene moves in space alone. She has good motor skills. She manipulates poorly with objects and toys. General and fine motor skills suffer. Smoothly moves her head and eyes. Speech development: Irene is observed with general underdevelopment of speech – alalia. Underdeveloped phonematic hearing impaired general motor skills. Passive and active vocabulary – in the process of development. Work is being done for the production of sounds “a” and “o”. She is studying in the first grade of a Special school on the orphanage grounds.

She likes special attention to be directed to her, to be caressed and held. She loves to walk, led by an adult and to be talked to. Shows preferences for communication to certain adults.

Additional information, pictures and video of her is on file with 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.

Jordan

Jordan 6_1_2010

Jordan full sizeBoy, born June 2010
PRC
post-op Meningomyelocele, post op shunt and repaired club foot
Jordan’s report was completed when he was only 15 months old, so an update has been requested. He is diagnosed with post-operative meninigomyelocele, post-operative shunt of ventricle and repaired club foot. He entered the orphanage as an infant and had surgery soon after. Once he had recovered, he was placed into foster care and began attending an Infant Nurture program through a non profit organization. The agency had the opportunity to meet Jordan last summer and saw that he is an incredibly sweet little boy and very easy going. When holding his hand, he walked along without much assistance, although they do have him use a walker.

A video of this child is available through the agency as well as agency grant funding towards his adoption.

$23.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Rita

RitaGirl, born 2007
Cerebral palsy, spastic hemiplegia, epilepsy, cardiomyopathy, deformity of lower limb, respiratory disease, malnutrition

 

Sweet girl!   Several videos of her are available from Maya’s Hope.

$12,222.84 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Clarence

40406184152 Clarence (2)Boy, born August 2013
Spastic tetraparesis, local symptomatic epilepsy with seizures, congenital heart defect: hypoplasia of aortic arch, open oval window; optic nerve atrophy, inquinal hernia and umbilical hernia, lower extremities contracture

 

Oh sweet baby boy … he needs a family’s love and care.

 

$158.20 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Ivey

31209225022 IveyGirl, born 2001
Arthrogryposis

 

From a family that met her early 2014: She is SO smart and funny and has the best sense of humor. When we were in there, she asked the staff if it was possible to get a family for herself, but they felt the answer would be no- because no one would want someone as badly disabled as she was. She can do nothing for herself physically, her limbs are twisted very badly, and unlike many of the others, she cannot feed herself. She lies on the couch and another older girl, also disabled, comes and feeds her. But she is amazing- despite her lack of formal schooling, she has memorized poems, and such. But she is also a fantastic conversationalist. She reads, can write some (limitations of her arms), has an incredible memory and method of delivery of things she has memorized (she also sang for us). She loves the color yellow and loves dressing up to feel pretty. She also loves to watch cartoons, but is ok with “serious dramas” on tv too lol! she’s spending her days on a couch, wishing for a family she fears will never come because her limbs are twisted and she cannot be “useful.” I am praying with all my heart that there is a family out there that recognizes that a person’s worth is not measured by what they can physically do- and will cross the ocean to call her daughter, because I truly believe she would be an incredible addition to a family. She’s spunky and overcame her hesitation about potential rejection, in order to ask me if I would please see if I could find her a family.

$341.10 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Carter

Carter 201430417114557 CarterBoy, born Nov 2011
Cerebral palsy, double hemiplegia G 80.0.

 

What a little sweetheart!  Don’t you just want to scoop him up!

$200.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Clara #29-12

ClaraAge: 2
Diagnosis: Microcephalus; Infantile cerebral palsy; Severe delay in development

 

She pronounces sounds. She sits with help and in a positioning therapeutic chair. She can keep her head up when put on her stomach. She eats with good appetite but has unsatisfactory weight gain. She is calm when asleep and awake. Clara has recently started keeping her head up for longer periods of time. She can turn only from back to stomach. She sits only with support. She pronounces accidental sounds. She follows with a look moving objects for a short time and doesn’t reach out to them. She holds a toy put in her hand but doesn’t bring it up to her eyes or manipulate with it.She reacts positively to physical touch and when someone talks to her. She smiles and vocalizes in response.

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.

Olin

OlinBoy, born July 2009
PRC
Hydrocephalus and brain dysplasia

 

Olin has been diagnosed with brain dysplasia and hydrocephalus. Olin has been living in the orphanage since he was 9-months-old and is getting rehabilitation therapies since then. He is doing great with his physical development, and is getting stronger and stronger! Olin is able to respond to his name, can point to his body parts when asked, and is learning new things daily.

$10.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Ellisyn

EllisynGirl, born November 2007
PRC
Developmental Delay

Ellisyn is an energetic and restless girl. She can be very talkative and she loves listening to music. After coming into care, she was able to live with a foster family and adapted well. Ellisyn learned how to walk steadily, progressed in communication and was able to recognize familiar people. Her doctors say that she is cognitively delayed compared to the other children and suffered from an external hemorrhoid. She is taking medicine for treatment and is now living back in the orphanage so that she can go to kindergarten. Ellisyn knows a huge amount of words and can recognize many objects. Ellisyn gets along well with others and is a joy to be around.

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

Shannon

ShannonGirl, born February 2010
PRC
Down syndrome, Congenital Heart Defect (ASD and VSD), Hep B carrier

Shannon is an outgoing girl who loves to talk! She may only be able to say simple words but she can be the life of the party. She has been diagnosed with Down syndrome and has two mild heart defects (an ASD and a VSD). She is also a Hep B carrier. Shannon’s caregivers say that she lives life just like the rest of her friends in the orphanage. She loves to eat, play, and watch cartoons. Shannon is always playing and smiling!

$100.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Wendell

WendellBoy, born February 2010
PRC
Abnormal development of the eye

Wendell is a very energetic little boy. His doctors say that he has an abnormal development on his eye (possibly leucoma) and he is a bit thin. Wendell has not ever had any serious illnesses but he is allergic to egg whites. Even though Wendell has vision complications, he can still walk while holding onto the wall. Wendell can listen for sounds to follow and can recognize familiar people’s voices. He is close with his caretakers and he likes to imitate what they say. Overall, Wendell is behind his peers in the orphanage, but he is working hard to try and catch up.

$40.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Sarah Anne

Sarah AnneGirl, born October 2004
PRC
Cerebral Palsy

Sweet Sarah Anne has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy. Right now she is living in an orphanage but is able to go to a Special Education school in the big city. Sarah Anne is still a bit behind her friends developmentally but she does like to play with other children and she studies very hard. Sarah Anne is friendly with others and likes meeting new people. Sarah Anne’s limbs can be a little stiff but she still loves communicating with others.

$103.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Ross

RossBoy, born March 2010
PRC
Meningocele, unrepaired

Ross is 3 years old and loves to play with blocks and stack them up high! He has a meningocele on his back and this has not been repaired yet. Ross is not walking yet because he has a difficult time feeling his legs. He also cannot control his potty skills yet. Ross is a super cuddler and loves to be held. He can communicate simple words and instructions, follows directions, and crawls using his arms. When his aunties move away from him, he moves right back next to them! His caregivers say that Ross is loving and kind.

$4.95 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

DJay

DJayBoy, born November 2009
PRC
Repaired meningocele

DJay is 4 years old and a wonderful helper around the orphanage! He came into care when he was 2 years old because he had a meningocele. DJay had surgery for this in 2011 and his growth and development are on target! He is a little behind in his language development, but can understand instructions and he always tries to do things independently. He is working on getting potty trained, but it can be a little difficult since he had a meningocele. DJay is able to do all the same things as his friends physically. He loves to throw and catch a ball! DJay also likes to watch cartoons, try new foods, and play with his friends.

$25.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Nicki

NickiBoy, born June 2004
PRC
Cerebral Palsy

Nicki is 9 and a half and has been living in a foster family since 2006. When he came to the orphanage he was just over 2 years old. Nicki was diagnosed with cerebral palsy. Since then, the orphanage has been working with him and he has made so much progress. Nicki is able to walk with holding on to items and he is going to school. His caregivers say that Nicki is extroverted, kind, and loves to play with his friends. He is able to express his needs with my words, and he is very clever!

$100.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Hutton

HuttonBoy, born September 2011
PRC
Repaired facial cleft

Hutton is 2 and a half and loves to ride on his toy horse. He was born with a facial cleft, but had surgery for it and it has been repaired. He can hear his caregivers when they speak to him, follow their voices, and look for toys when they are hidden. Hutton’s caregivers think that he is able to fully hear. He is able to speak and identify objects that are asked. Hutton can call for his caregivers and identify them by name. His facial cleft has had no affect on his eating or drinking! Hutton can identify all his body parts and his caregivers think that he is very smart! He knows his animals, colors, and fruits and veggies!

$25.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Hyde

HydeBoy, born April 2010
PRC
Meningocele

Hyde is 4 years old and he came into care when he was only 2 days old. When he was found, he had a meningocele and it has not been repaired yet. When Hyde was just over a year old, he was crawling, stacking blocks, and taking blocks in and out of a cup. He could hold things in his hands and bang them together. He was also imitating words and trying to call caregivers by name. His caregivers say that he is energetic and that he loves to smile. One of Hyde’s favorite things to do is look at picture books. Now, he is able to walk, run, and climb! He is still using diapers because he has a difficult time controlling his bowel movements. Hyde is talking up a storm and can fully communicate with adults. He knows shapes, colors, animals, and the names of his peers. His caregivers say that Hyde is very clever!

$25.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Mary

Mary

Girl, born May 2011
PRC
Post-op anal atresia/fistula, vision impairment, neoplasm of right ear

Mary is a sweet little girl who has been diagnosed with postoperative anal atresia/fistula, vitreous opacity of right eye, a neoplasm of right ear, and congenital microphthalmus of both eyes. She is able to crawl around but cannot walk on her own just yet. Mary still needs support while standing up and if she is helped can walk slowly. Mary uses a walker and with it is able to go places, sit, and stand up. She is learning how to eat with a spoon. Mary cannot see things that are far away due to her vision impairment. She gets along well with others and enjoys playing with the other children. Her caretakers think she is very energetic and active.

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

Josh

JoshBoy, born November 2012
PRC
Congenital optical atrophy of both eyes

Josh is a cute, very active and extroverted little boy. He has congenital optic atrophy of both eyes but he can still track light. Josh loves to play games with his caretakers and he rarely gets fussy. Josh can crawl around and even go in reverse too! He likes to sit up and play with toy balls that make sound. It he can hear it then he can follow it. Josh understands simple dialogue and can recognize familiar people by their voice. He is sensitive and happy most of the time. Josh likes to suck on his fingers when he gets tired and his favorite thing to do is listen to music.

$25.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Willis

WillisBoy, born October 2008
PRC
Limb difference

Willis can be a little shy and quiet. When he came into care, he was malnourished and a little small for his age. The orphanage noticed that he was having trouble keeping his food down so they took him to the doctor where they found that he had a malrotation in his intestines. The doctors did a Ladd procedure and Willis has been doing well ever since. Willis does not have the radius or ulna in his left arm and only has 3 fingers. He can hold a toy and put on his clothes with using this arm. He currently goes to kindergarten and is doing great in school. Willis is able to speak in full sentences and ask questions. He is still a little bit smaller than my friends, but it does not slow him down!

$25.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Atley

AtleyBoy, born July 2010
PRC
SN-Cererbal palsy and porencephaly

Atley is an adorable 3 year old. He is always smiling and great at knowing who his caregivers are! When he was younger, he had a CT scan done of his brain and it shows that he has Left porencephaly. The doctors also have diagnosed him with Cerebral Palsy. Atley is currently living in a rehabilitation facility to get therapies. He is able to walk while holding onto something, and can pull himself up independently. Atley can follow instructions, but he is not asking questions yet. His caregivers think it is because he is shy and unsure of his words. However, Atley can answer questions with gestures and sounds. His caregivers say that his cognitive development seems to be on target and he is doing great!

$25.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Travis

TravisBoy, born November 2011
PRC
Cerebral Palsy

This little cutie is Travis and he is 2 years old. He loves when his caregivers tell him stories and he can stare at the books. The doctors diagnosed Travis with cerebral palsy. He is able to sit up on his own and can stand with a little bit of help. Travis is not able to walk just yet, but he is working on it! His caregivers say that he is one happy little boy. Travis loves to listen to stories and try to babble. He can put blocks into a cup and bang them together loudly. His favorite toy is a rattle and he loves when his caregivers tickle him!

$47.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Grady

GradyBoy, born February 2003
PRC
chondrodysplasia dwarfism

Grady is 11 years old and he has been diagnosed with chondrodysplasia dwarfism. Grady is very active and he is able to walk, run, and go upstairs independently. He is not included on formal education classes due to his size, but he is learning and reciting poems. Grady knows fruits, animals, and vegetables. Grady likes to help out his caregivers with the tasks that he is able to do. He likes to help stack chairs and clean the tables. Grady is able to fully follow directions of his caregivers and communicates all of his wants and needs. Aside from his diagnosed dwarfism, Grady is considered to be a health boy.

$100.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Lizzi Belle

Lizzi Belle (2)

Lizzi Belle (1)Girl, born August 2009
PRC
Intellectual delays, possible cerebral palsy, possible autism

Lizzi Belle was first thought to have Down syndrome, but that was not the case. However, she has very severe intellectual delays, possible CP, and possibly autism. Lizzi Belle cannot speak, cannot walk, is not toilet trained, and according to the nannies…”unable to communicate with the outside world”. A family for Lizzi must be willing to love her unconditionally, and care for her needs for many, many years to come. It is impossible to say what the future holds for Lizzi Belle, but it will certainly be brighter with a family to love her! This photo is an older photo, but the agency has a new video to share.

$100.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Skippy

Skippy updated photoBoy, born August 2002
PRC
hemiparalysis of right side, delayed language

Skippy is 11 years old and is listed as having hemiparalysis of right-sided; his language is not fluent. He reportedly uses only his left hand due to no strength in his right arm and hand. Although it is difficult at times for him to put on his clothes, his file states that he can do it quickly and neatly. His file states that he is active, cute., loves to work and to help other children. This sweet boy is said to have a ready smile and is called a “sunshine little boy”. He really likes to draw and has good imagination.

$100.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Simon (L)

SimonSimon (1)Boy, born Dec 2009
Down syndrome
post-op CHD, post-op Hirschsprung’s disease

Simon still lives in his baby home; if a family is found for him soon — they will NOT transfer him!

Simon receive special education, speech therapy and occupational therapy. He will need future speech therapy and special ed teachers services.

Simon seems to be a very peaceful child – no aggression towards other children. He plays with several boys and one girl in his group. He likes to play a lot with one older boy in front of the mirror as this boy shows what he learned at the speech therapist and Simon is joining him and learning with him. (Speech therapist a lot is working with the child in front of the mirror).

Simon seems to know not only his routine and what children shall do during it, but he is very sensitive to what is going on around him: I observed how he was helping one caregiver who is feeding a little boy: she was taking out the boy out of the crib and was carrying him on her hand and walking to the table – Simon  took a big chair and put it for a caregiver so that she does not walk for a long distance with a baby on hands. The care giver asked Simon to pull a chair towards the table and he did this.

Simon was helping the other caregiver to dress kids before we went outdoors. Simon was not only dressing himself, but he helped the caregiver to find the rights shoes for the other boy. Simon is very good helper as he knows all the shoes for all the children in his group. He understood that there is no need for rainboots as it was sunny and dry day (I did this on purpose and he was so good in understanding the instruction).

His play in the sand box was very calm taking into consideration that there was a girl of his age who was destructive and was kind of fighting with every child entering the sand box. He became very happy when we offered him an individual sand spoon and bucket and he found a quiet place and his play was correct: he was filling the bucket, and “baking the sand cakes”.

Simon is communicative, but he would do some things to get his attention in full from a stranger: he brought his whitle teddy bear which sings when the button is pressed and some lights are coming out. HE LOVES WHITE TEDDY BEAR. But in a music class he decided not to participate, but he was not distracting other children and was helping the younger one girl to sing and act correctly. He new all the songs and activities teacher was leading, but on that day decided not to participate and this was the way to get my extra attention.

Simon knows everything about floor cleaning and tools they need to use, can put a trash into the trash box, loves water. SIMON LOVES WATER; he was so happy when I asked whether he would love to play with water longer and alone. I said that I hope that one day he will be able to play with water for a longer time than usually now. I just hope, as this child is very very smart and he needs family and possibly an older sibling in the family, to learn from.

$100.35 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Oskar

40428232901 (4)Boy, born late 2011
congenital absense of ear, canal, hand/finger, fused fingers, cleft palate, congenital malformation of cardiac septa

 

Oskar has had surgery for his cleft palate.

Additional pictures available.

$25.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Toby

40502225853 Toby (1)Boy, born early 2005
Celiac disease

 

 

$9.90 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Jagger

jagger3 jagger240502230449 (3)Boy, born late 2004
HIV

 

 

$168.40 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Shiloh

40502230221 Shiloh (2)shilo2Boy, born mid 2004
HIV

From a family who met him, June 2014:

The day we saw him was the end of school party and he had the biggest part in their little skit. He had a really long poem to memorize and did great with it. He was having lots of fun! We could not see any physical or mental delays at all. He’s totally just a typical ten year old boy.

I saw him on the bench later, enjoying a conversation with one of the nannies. He sounds very well spoken and seems mature for his age. I waved to him but he was a little shy and the nanny had to prompt him to wave back, but he did and appreciated the attention!

Later one of the other nannies called him to do some chores and he happily went to work with “Horosho! Horosho!” (good, good) and a smile on his face. He smiles a lot, or perhaps he was just in an exceptionally good mood because it was the last day of school! Either way he would make SUCH an amazing son. And he is so handsome! He’s grown up some from the most recent picture and I think he is even more handsome than he was before!

 

$14.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Tarsha

Tara 2Girl, born January 2008
PRC
Down syndrome; Postoperative CHD (Tetralogy of Fallot)

6 year old Tarsha is a smart and mild-mannered girl. Tarsha is diagnosed with Down Syndrome and is post-op CHD-TOF. She responds well when people talk to her gently. If someone is loud or impatient, Tarsha becomes stubborn and unresponsive. Her movement and mobility are very good. When Tarsha first came to the orphanage, she couldn’t speak very well. She still doesn’t speak clearly but she has been working on it and is doing better. She underwent heart surgery in 2013. She is potty trained, can undress herself and gets along well with other children. She is independent and is a happy girl. Could Tarsha be your daughter?

$1,350.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Campbell

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Campbell was born in 2002 and has Down Syndrome as well as unspecified urogenital and cardiological conditions. His development is moderately delayed in all areas.

 

$216.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Beauregard

Beau Beau (1)
Boy, born September 2012
PRC
Down syndrome
An agency grant up to $2500 is available.

Beauregard is only 1 and has Down syndrome. He is gentle and lovely. When he was 11 months old, he could roll from supine to prone position, could stand while holding a hand or furniture. Beauregard has good coordination of his head and eyes. He has a ready smile, likes staying with familiar people, and likes sharing toys. Beauregard is lovely, and brings happiness to everyone near him. Think of the happiness he could bring to your family!

Agency has additional information and videos available.

$31.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Magnus

40427101416 Magnus (1) 40427101416 Magnus (2)Boy, born 2009
HIV+

Oh goodness, Magnus has the most beautiful, dark eyes.

He will be available for adoption in late 2014.

 

$63.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Tiya #11-45

TiyaAge: 8

Diagnosis: Massive destruction of the brain matter, sub-cortical cysts, cortical atrophy; Infantile cerebral palsy – spastic quadric paresis; Symptomatic epilepsy; Hypotrophy; Premature puberty

This little girl has significant delays in all aspects of her development. She will turn her eyes and head in reaction to someone speaking to her. She stops crying if someone calls her name. She follows objects with her eyes.

 

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.

Zaki

ZakiBoy, born May 2009
PRC
post-op Congenital Heart Defect (VSD), mild estropia of both eyes

Zaki has a ready smile and likes to be active. He can jump off the floor with both feet and he goes up and down the stairs without help. Zaki also likes to plays games; are you ready for a game of hide and seek or tag with cute little Zaki?

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

Sanders

SandersBoy, born June 2012
PRC
Post-op spinal meningocele, hypophrenia

Sanders is an adorable little boy who turns 2 in June. He can walk holding onto a railing. Sanders is still very young so it is too early to tell if he has full control of his urine and bowel movements. He is at the perfect age to start early intervention programs and therapies. He is just waiting for his family to see him and help him start building his skills.

 

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

Zander #

ZanderBoy, born 2009
Background retinopathy Microphthalmus of the left eye; coloboma affecting the iris, optic nerve papilla, both eyes. Asthma with predominant allergic component; Iron-deficiency anemia; general developmental delays

 

 

 

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.

Yerick

Yerick (1) Yerick (4)Boy, born November 2001
PRC
Sensitive special need

Has a journey of hope grant through agency of $3,500

Yerick is a very active and social boy. His caretaker describes him as shy, but friendly. He is a good student who is focused and has great potential. He attends 6th grade, reads and writes, and is very independent. Yerick likes to play sports, including hacky sack, soccer, and basketball. Yerick has a sensitive special need.  He has not had any surgeries yet and he identifies as a boy.

Yerick lives with a foster family. When he reached school age, he was accepted by a primary school near his foster family’s home. After going to school, he cherishes learning opportunities. His academic performance is not great, but he is a hard worker. Yerick has a strong sense of participation in collective activities. He will actively take the initiative to take part in the project. In one spring game, Yerick got the group first place in the “relay race” event and got his own personal third in skipping events. During the competition, students and their teachers are all his cheering to inspire him. He felt very happy. Through the games he recognized his value, Which enhanced his sense of belonging and accomplishment. He is also very positive and shows concern for the teachers and other students by sharing snacks with them. Everyone likes to associate with him. At home, he can set the table, sweep after a meal, stack his own small quilts, and help take care of the little sister in the family.

$62.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Sonny

SonnyBoy, born April 2007
PRC
Post-op Cleft lip / Cleft palate, Deaf

Has an agency grant of $3,500 available

Sweet Sonny is post-operative cleft lip and palate and deaf. Sonny is generally a happy boy, but will cry when he feels wronged. The agency staff observed that he had good interaction with his caretaker. He attends a boarding school for deaf children. He likes doing math problems. Sonny is often bullied by a group of girls, but does not fight back. His caretakers say he shuts down when he is angry. His cleft lip and palate have been repaired. He has good physical and mental development. He can make sounds to communicate and is very independent. He is an affectionate and cuddly little guy!

$36.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Addie

Addie 1Girl, born September 2001
PRC
Post-op Spina Bifida

*An agency grant of $5,000 is available*

Addie is dearly favored by one of the adoption officials who desires for her to have a loving family and good future. Addie is very artistic and likes to paint. She is also quite smart! Addie wants a family of her own more than anything!! Although Addie has paraplegia of both lower limbs, both of her hands are very flexible and her mental development is normal. Addie lives with a foster family and she has formed a deep bond with the family. Addie is outgoing, bright, and inquisitive. She has great expressive language and understanding ability and likes to communicate with others and to express herself. She can write, recite a lot of poems and does things seriously. Addie has great receptive ability, likes imitating, and is a sensible child. She likes playing with kids, listening to music, and drawing. She gets along very well with the foster family and her teachers. Everyone likes her a lot.

$4.77 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Gracie and George #

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Girl, born in 2007.  She has a delay in neuro-psychical development and epileptic seizures.

She is very sweet and charming girl, with very big eyes and eyelashes. She is hyperactive child, who can not stay at one place long time. When you want to attract her attention and she is busy with doing something else, she does not pay any attention to you. When she feels uneasy and can not answer or does not want to answer some question, she starts asking her interlocutor questions. Her speech is not so clear and even some words are not understandable and is more like baby speech. She has speech problem and at the kindergarten she works with speech therapist.  She knows her age. She recognizes some of the basic colors but does not want to count.  She is very self-willed and makes the things that she wants to. She is more aggressive and hyperactive than her brother.

Boy, born in 2005.   He has a delay in neuro-psychical development and mental delay.

The boy is older than his sister but he has more delays than her. He is in second grade in the local school in the village where he lives. Unfortunately he still can not read, can not solve math problems. Before his placement in the foster family nobody cared for his knowledge and habits. Now he can count to 9 (after 9 he says 11 ). He is a child who needs a lot of work in order to master more habits and knowledge because he has some potential.

These children used to live in their bio family but they were not well taken care of. They have delays but with more professional work and individual activities, these children can have better progress. They are adorable children who really need patience, love and care. They know the life in foster families but are separated because the opinion of the social workers is that none of their foster families could manage these two children if they are placed together – because they are not so obedient.

Because we only have their files for a short time, they will not be able to receive donations until a family is found for them.

Ciel

CIelBoy, born November 2003
PRC
Post-op CL/CP

Ciel is a 10 year old boy with repaired cleft lip and palate. Ciel is shy, and is close to his foster family. He is clever and likes to learn. One update says he is delayed, but then talks about his articulation. Every other update says he is clever. Ciel’s teacher evaluated him highly, and he is well liked by his foster family. While he prefers the quiet, he also likes to go out biking. Ciel rarely gets sick, but he does go to the dentist frequently. He really likes Ultraman; this is mentioned in all the updates!

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

Galan

GalanBoy, born January 2003
PRC
post op. anal artresia and post op. genital malformations

Galan is 11 years old, and has now been fully continent for two years (before that he had bowel control, but not bladder). He was originally fostered by a Church orphanage, but after a few years he went to the main orphanage, and then found a foster family. Galan is well liked by his foster family, friends, and teachers. He is very diligent and willing to help with household chores. He is talkative and has a ready smile. Galan is an active boy who likes bikes, roller skates, scooters, and playing with his friends.

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

 

Tenney

TenneyBoy, born November 2003
PRC
right ear deformity, possible hearing loss

Tenney is 10 years old, and his special need is a right ear deformity (both outer ear and his file says he is missing his external auditory meatus). His file actually says he doesn’t have hearing loss, but an advocate has been been told he may have hearing loss. A family should be prepared for the possibility of hearing loss. He is said to be clever, and top of his class. Tenney is a leader, and now takes part in Young Pioneers. He is open and extroverted and likes playing outside on bikes/scooters. Tenny also enjoys watching cartoons, drawing, and playing with other children. His foster grandparents are both teachers, so they like to assist with his education as well as tell him stories. He then likes to tell these stories to friends. When Tenney was in kindergarten he liked to catch insects and bring them home to his foster grandma to identify. Overall he seems like a smart boy whose special need has very little impact on his day to day life!

Additional pictures available.

$260.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Zann

Zann (2) Zann (1)Boy, born June 2004
PRC
Craniofacial differences

This cutie is Zann, and he is 9 years old (getting close to 10). He has a craniofacial difference. He has had four operations, and now has scarring and needs eye drops to control tears in his right eye. Zann was abandoned as a toddler, and then was in the care of an American organization for his surgeries. He is now in a foster family. Zann is said to be clever, and can express himself clearly. He is extroverted, determined, and stands up for himself. His file says he sometimes “can quarrel if someone talks about his ugly face” Zann needs a loving family and friends to support him! He likes watching cartoons, playing with Ultraman, riding his bike, and riding a skateboard.

$19.80 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Flynn

Flynn (2)Boy, born August 2002
PRC
Cerebral Palsy, Hep B

Flynn has an agency grant of $3,500 available.

Flynn has the sweetest smile! The agency staff found him to be kindhearted, obedient and a good sharer. He is very smart and attends the orphanage school. They believe he could do so much better with a good education! He is so cute with his big eyes and it’s clear that he’s a favorite with the caretakers. Flynn has physical therapy every day and is able to walk, jump, go up and down stairs, and do all of the activities of the other children. He is completely independent with his self-care, and he is determined!! Flynn appears younger than his age due to his special need. He knows some English and sang “Do-Re-Mi” for the agency staff!

$67.20 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Tovi

Tovi (1) Tovi (2)Boy, born March 2006
PRC
Cerebral Palsy

Tovi is diagnosed with cerebral palsy. He lives in a foster family on the grounds of the orphanage and participates in the Little Sister program. Tovi is described as smart, talkative, and has “personality”. He likes to sing, dance, and joke around with teachers and other children. He is curious, polite, and has a good sense of humor. Tovi communicates well with others, is logical, and understands his teachers well. He likes answering questions in school and learning about new things.

$86.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Dirk

Digital imageBoy, born February 2003
Arthrosis

This photo is old (2009)

 

$890.70 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

 

 

Aura Lee

40404202845 Aura LeeGirl, born July 2009
Microcephaly, spastic tetraparesis

 

Oh, isn’t she lovely?

Aura Lee is doing very well.  She knows her nannies, smiles at familiar adults.  She can sit down and stand up with help.  She does not have mental delays.

Aura Lee has features consistent with FAS (fetal alcohol syndrome).  This is not a diagnosis, but a cautionary disclosure.

Aura has developing speech — she can make separate sounds, and will repeat after an adult.

$237.71 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Easton

40402210550 (2)Boy, born July 2006

Multiple congenital malformations, condition similar to CP.

 

Nevermind the pink — Easton is a boy!

Easton smiles, reacts to familiar adults, toys.  Look at that gorgeous smile — are those dimples?

From a family who met him in March 2014:

Easton is an incredibly cheerful little boy. The nannies told us that he is smart and talks with them, though we were also told that he is delayed. In fairness, Easton spends almost all of his time in a crib. He would either be sitting or laying when we saw him.

Easton always seemed to be very aware of what was happening around him. One day when a nanny was getting our son ready for his visit, we did a little dance behind her and Easton laughed. He would often smile brighter when we would wave at him across the room while picking up our son on our visits. I believe Easton would flourish in his own family.

 

$145.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Boyd

40402205812Boy, born December 2012
Congenital pathology of the central nervous system, internal hydrocephalus

 

This tiny little guy needs a mama’s love!

 

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

Vann

40402205041 VannBoy, born October 2013
After-effects of birth trauma – brain affection; open arterial duct (does not need surgery).

 

Such a sweet, squishy little guy!  His head is completely flat on the back.

 

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

Tessa (Lora)

Girl, born August 2008

 

We were recently informed LORA is actually Tessa!

 

What a little doll Tessa is!  She really needs a family — she has a whole host of medical issues.

Mental delay, rickets, strabismus (crossed eyes), epilepsy, and a speech delay. She does not talk at all.  She prefers to be alone.  Some of her behaviors remind autism but she was not diagnosed with it.  Her epilepsy is well controlled by medications.  It has been suggested that Tessa may have Angelman Syndrome, but this is not confirmed.

She is able to stand and walk independently. She does not have a diagnosis of CP but she walks unsteadily.   She was previously diagnosed with microcephaly.

She deserves a loving family and a chance to reach her potential, not to be hidden away in a mental institution.

$414.21 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

 

Ginny #458

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAGirl, 10 years old
Ginny has been diagnosed with mental delay with hyperkinetic manifestations; microcephalus; delayed physical development in terms of weight.

She walks and eats independently; throws and catches a ball; holds a pencil properly; listens to and reproduces parts of children’s songs; follows simple verbal instructions; helps with performing simple everyday activities; sociable; uses words purposefully so as to express her wishes and assumptions.

George and Martha

40331220722 (3)Boy, born May 2010
Delay of psychological and speech development, used to have heart defect (oval window that closed), hemangioma, chest deformation.

George can fulfill simple instructions, does not walk very well, has been in the orphanage for 1.5 years.

 

Girl, born August 200440331221003 (2)
Severe mental delays

Martha does not react to her name, does not know colors, does not play with toys.  can feed herself, but is not adequate. She would eat banana with skin and candy with cover. She is not potty trained. Her speech is almost not developed.

 

There is a history of prior neglect; George has better development because he lived in the family less time than Martha, before they were removed.

$67.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Rogan

40331223243 RoganBoy, born May 2013

Down syndrome, Cleft lip / cleft palate, rickets, additional chord of the left heart ventricle, carrier of Hep. C antibodies

 

What a sweetheart!  He will be available for adoption in early summer.

 

$56.70 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Laura

Laura LLGirl, born August 2004
PRC
Cerebral Palsy

Beautiful Laura is said to like to read and play with toys. From her file.. “When meeting a stranger she shows timid facial expressions initially, but as long as the stranger smiles kindly to her and play toys with her, she will accept and share her joy with the stranger gradually. In a word she is an adorable and good child.” Laura’s lower limbs are impacted and she needs to use a walker to help her stand up and to walk. She can communicate with others with simple words, but does not speak loudly. Laura is quite independent and can feed and dress herself. At times she needs reminders to use the bathroom. This sweet girl has been waiting a long time for a family. Are you the family she waits for?

$14.49 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Erikson

Erikson (1)Boy, born April 2009
PRC
Down syndrome

Erikson lives with a foster family on the grounds of the orphanage and participates in the Little Sister program. Erikson is active, energetic and has a ready smile. He likes to play games and is happy when he has other children to play with. He is attached to his teachers and the children he goes to school with. When his teacher enters the classroom, he smiles and runs to hug her. Erikson enjoys crafts, music, toy cars and sports. He loves to play football, badminton, ping-pong, bowling and running. An orphanage project team visited with Erikson last summer.

$72.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Derek

Derek picBoy, born August 2007
PRC
Down syndrome, Congenital heart defect (ASD, VSD)

Derek is diagnosed with down syndrome and congenital heart disease. He lives in a foster family on the grounds of the orphanage and participates in the Little Sister program. Derek is described as outgoing, extroverted, and active. He enjoys school and enters the classroom every morning with a smile as he greets the teacher and other children. He loves to help his teacher as well as the children who are not mobile. Derek enjoys sports and does well in running and kicking and passing the ball. He enjoys drawing, dancing, singing, and playing games. An orphanage project team visited with Derek last summer.

$24.30 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Colton

ColtonBoy, born March 2005
PRC
Cerebral Palsy and Hep B+

Colton is diagnosed with cerebral palsy and hepatitis b positive. He received selective dorsal rhizotomy surgery in 2010, followed by rehabilitation training and participation in Little Sister education. Colton is described as open, smart, and lovely. He likes talking with people and expresses himself well. He enjoys playing with other children, is polite, and helps care for the younger children. Colton participates in recreational actives and does well in sports. He likes drawing, listening to stories, dancing and singing. He performs well in school. Colton’s report quotes that he is “excellent, strong, also responsible.” An orphanage project team visited with Colton last summer.

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

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