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Congratulations to all of these beautiful and deserving children who have now found committed adoptive families through Reece’s Rainbow!
 
To follow along with each family’s adoption journey, click here.
 
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All of these children are in various stages of the adoption process.  Once they are home, they will be removed from this page. Your prayers for these children and their new families are greatly appreciated!

Justice

JusticeBoy, born May 2001
PRC
Post-op congenital heart defect, deformity of cervical bones

Ages out May 2015

Justice is 13 years old so will AGE OUT MAY 2015… and in so many ways he is just a normal kid. He was raised by a foster family for most of his life and had to go to the orphanage when his foster parents became ill and could no longer care for him. Justice had heart surgery last year and is doing really well since! He has been to normal school most of his life, and seems intellectually normal for his age. Justice likes going to school and he loves all of his subjects! (he goes to mainstream school) Though he said he especially likes English as he is the best in his class! He has said that he wants to be a volunteer when he grows up, just like one of the other volunteers who has spent a lot of time with him, who was a role model for him. Justice is a charming, polite boy who would benefit from and do well in a family. He is very social and helpful too. Would you be his family?

$585.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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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.

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Payton

Payton (2) Payton (1)Boy, born July 1, 2001
PRC
Cerebral Palsy

Payton needs to be adopted PRIOR to his birthday in July 2015!

Payton was found abandoned at the institute gate at the age of 8 years old. At that time he could not walk by himself. After a year of therapy. he can walk alone on flat surfaces without falling and can go up and down stairs. He participates in the classroom activities and has a good memory. He speaks slowly and has trouble at times speaking clearly, but he is able to recite poems, stories, and counts from 1 to 100. He also can do addition and subtraction to 10 and names most colors.

Payton is an outgoing, active child who gets along well with others. Payton’s caretakers love him very much and want him to find a family very soon. Are you ready to greet this sweet boy and welcome him into his forever family?

UPDATE: Pang is an extroverted child and he is very clever; when he meets the teacher and nannies, he can say hello to them politely; he can get along well with children. He is very loving and can have insight into someone’s mind around him; the teacher and children like him. He often leaves his desserts to the nannies and teacher.
Pang can do normal motions, but because of his cerebral palsy, his own coordination is poor, especially poor fine motion. He has good learning and memory; he can finish the class smoothly.

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

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Henley

Henley (1)Boy, born December 2011Henley (2)-001
PRC
Down syndrome

This personable little guy is Henley. Henley is full of personality and loves to dance. He loves to listen to music and shake his body. His caretakers say that he has a good sense of rhythm. Though he does not have much language he is great at communicating his needs to his caretakers by pointing and shaking his head yes or no. This little guy loves to be active and has a hard time sitting still, but when gladly slow down for hugs and kisses. The lovely boy needs a forever family that will help him explore his world and shower him with love.

 

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

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Juliet #524

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

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

All this creates serious doubts about her diagnosis. In our practice we have seen cases where children have been diagnosed with severe psychiatric disorders only for the purpose of their foster families receiving more substantial funding from the state for having to take care of a child with such conditions. We feel that this might be the case here, as well. We will try hard to collect additional information about Juliet and we hope that there will be people able to see in between the lines and make their own judgment about this little girl’s actual condition.
Because we only have this child’s file for a short time, she will not be able to receive donations until a family is found for her.

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Laura #502

LauraGirl, age: 2
Diagnosis: background retinopathy, reorganization of one of the 9th chromosomes – the long arm of the chromosome has extra material, asthma

Laura is under the care of an ophthalmologist, who is monitoring the background retinopathy. It does not require any treatment at this time. She has a hemangioma with size of about 1 cm, located on her forehead. It is monitored by a pediatric plastic surgeon, whose opinion is that there is no need for surgical treatment at this time. She has a Pulicort inhaler for asthma and is monitored by a pulmonologist.

She crawls actively on her four limbs. She stands up independently next to a fixed stand and she walks around it freely, albeit not very stably. She demonstrates interest in toys, including new ones. She mostly manipulates with toys in a non-specific manner. Her emotions are changeable and she easily gets upset. She seeks adults’ attention and caress. She knows and follows simple everyday instructions, which she has heard many times. She produces various syllables and has recently started trying to say separate short words by imitating the other children in her group. She eats from a spoon and is learning to drink from a cup.

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.

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Fawn

Fawn (1)Fawn (2)

Girl, born April 2012
PRC
Heterochromia iridium; Bilateral hearing impairment; Mute

Fawn is a lively and active child who is very gregarious. She likes to play together with other little children and she is quite extroverted. She is especially interested in sounds and she likes to watch TV. When she sees little children on the TV, she will call out to them. The child especially likes to smile and when you play with her, she will smile happily. On occasion when she’s fussing, if you give her something to eat, she’ll be okay. The child is scared of little sticks and dolls.

Fawn can walk freely on her own and she can go up and down stairs. She can occasionally jump and both of her feet get off the ground. Fawn cannot talk at present but she can understand adults’ facial expressions. When adults want her to do something, she will immediately understand. When you leave her, she will wave her hand saying goodbye.

Fawn recognizes people she’s close with and when she sees familiar people, she will nod her head and open her mouth. Due to the fact that the child’s ears cannot hear sounds, her ability to imitate is very strong. When she sees an adult talking on the phone, she will also grab a phone and put it up to her ear and open her mouth like she is talking.

$27.86 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Deon

Deon (2)

Deon (1)Boy, born November 2013
PRC
Congenital Pigmented Nevi

Deon’s personality is peaceful, he is not noisy, and when he sees people, he likes to smile. When he lies on the rocking chair, he sees the nannies pass by him and likes to look at them. When the nannies hold him, he is very happy.

Currently Deon has a congenital pigmented nevus and still cannot sit by himself, he also cannot turn over. His eyes will look around nonstop, and he is very curious about all things that he sees. When the nannies tease him, he will laugh. He especially likes to hold the nannies’ hands.

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

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Lhin

LhinBoy, born April 2013
PRC
Strabismus, brain damage, congenital heart disease

Lhin is an active and energetic child who loves to smile and is especially charming. He gets along well with others and likes to play with other children. He loves to play with toys and is especially interested in sounds. He likes to listen to music and when he hears music playing, he will be particularly excited. Lhin was preliminarily diagnosed with brain damage.

Lhin’s hand movements are nimble. He can crawl, sit, turn over, stand by supporting himself on a handrail, and presently he still cannot walk. The child’s vision is also normal and he is able to see far away. When you call his name, he knows and will turn his head. Lhin can recognize familiar people close to him and when he sees familiar people, he will take the initiative to ask for a hug. Lhin is an especially adorable child!

 

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Caye

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Caye (2)Girl, born May 2011
PRC
Brain damage, Deaf, Strabismus

Caye is an active and energetic little girl. She was preliminarily diagnosed with deafness, strabismus, and brain damage. Because the child is deaf, she cannot talk; she can only call “ah ah.” She can use her hands to gesture. Normally, when adults make a few simple hand gestures, she is also able to understand them. She cannot run, jump or skip due to her strabismus. Caye is not shy with strangers. The child is especially clever and loves to smile.

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Jimi

JimiBoy, born August 2012
PRC
Cleft lip/palate, developmental delays

Jimi is a stubborn, fussy and energetic little boy. He has jet-black hair, an apple-like little face and two bright eyes. When he needs something, his bright big eyes will gaze at the nannies. He is not very agile at rolling over, but he can lift up his head for a while when lying on his back. Sometimes he will suddenly have a temper or cry loudly. Jimi likes to play by himself while lying on his bed. He is afraid to see strangers, and he is a little guy who likes to act like a pampered child in the arms of the nannies. In November of 2013, he had “left cleft lip repair surgery + nasal plastic surgery.”

This child does not have obvious signs of cerebral palsy, but his limb and intelligence development are delayed. He is small in size and cannot sit or make sounds. The nanny says he is somewhat closed off and doesn’t like to be around lots of people. He likes to play by himself. He will smile if a familiar person calls his name.

 

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Tony

Tony (2)Boy, born June 2007
PRC
Congenital heart defect, and post op cleft lip and palate

7 year old Tony is diagnosed with CHD and post-op congenital cleft lip and palate. It is clear that his orphanage adoption director cares about the kids and wants them to find a family! She has said that Tony is a very well behaved child and she speaks very highly about him when talking to others about him.

From an August 2012 update in his file: Tony has already had surgery for his cleft lip and palate and has recovered well. He has a strong self management skills. He can put on his clothes and shoes, can fold up his quilt, and feed himself. He likes to play with toy cars and toy trains. He is studying in the preschool class of the institute. Tony can write and recognize numbers 1-10. He went into a foster family in July 2011 and got more delicate care from his parents. He is active, bright, polite and he likes to communicate with others. Although he doesn’t pronounce accurately, he has no problem with communicating. He has a good appetite and is not picky about food. He likes to play outdoors with his parents most. He likes to ride a bike and play ball on the playground with other children. He likes to please. We hope he could be adopted as soon as possible and have a happy and warm family.

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Lane

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Lane (1)Boy, born October 2006
PRC
Bilateral hearing impairment, language development impairment

Lane is a shy, delicate and handsome little boy. His demeanor is really peaceful, and when he sees a stranger, he stands very still and does not talk. If you slowly come into close contact with him, then he will be very willing to communicate with you. Lane is skilled, his paintings are extremely good. Lane takes studying very seriously; after classes when he returns, he does his homework first. Afterwards, he will find a companion and play. He is also very sensible; he will help his home’s (foster care) grandmother with a few household chores. For example: sweeping the floor and wiping down tables. His daily habits are also very routine. He goes to bed at a fixed time, wakes up on time, and does not feel too lazy to get out of bed or sleep in. He likes to be clean and he will always bathe at a fixed time. The clothes that he wears are always neat and tidy. He is also never picky about the food he eats; rice, noodles, he loves to eat everything. He has a very small amount of food. He also gets along very well with children. Lane is also able to take care of himself: washing his face, brushing his teeth, putting on and taking off clothes. His imitation abilities are quite strong; if he sees words in a book, he will take a pen and will conscientiously study it and write it. His writing is outstandingly similar. Although he is deaf and cannot speak, he is intelligent, and he is a good child who takes learning seriously.

 

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Gabriel

SONY DSCSONY DSCBoy, born July 2001
PRC
Post op bilateral cleft lip and palate

Ages out July 2015

Ben Gabriel is a very outgoing, active, gentle, loving and sweet boy. His handwriting is super good, but sometimes he does need to be reminded to do his homework. Ben Gabriel likes to play with other children. He can help to clean the room. In fact, he always cleans the classroom and living room very well. He likes to help to do things. Ben Gabriel can change his clothes, take shower and wash clothes by self. He eats slower than other kids. He never fights with any child. His foster family and all the neighbors adore him. If his foster grandma comes home late, he always calls to check on her. When he goes out with the grandma, he always watch her very well. Ben Gabriel really wants to have a family who he can stay with forever.

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

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Josh #494

JoshAge: 4
Diagnosis: strabismus and delays in development

 

Josh has developed fine and gross motor skills. He walks, plays with toys, has a developed pincer and tweezer grasp, tracks objects with his eyes and manipulates objects appropriately. He wears glasses to help correct his vision issues. He shows interest in new things. He examines toys and works to understand their function. He understands object permanence and plays hide and seek. He builds towers with blocks and looks at books.He understands and follows simple instructions and complies with what he is forbidden to do. He responds to being called by name. He is in his initial stage of imitating others’ speech. Speech production – random sound combinations, no purposeful words yet. He always carries around a toy with him (most often a toy rattle) and he puts it in his mouth. He would leave it for a while when he is playing with another object. He defends his position before other children. He deliberately initiates interactions with adults so as to play or go for a walk together. He does not often join group activities or games but he usually takes the position of a passive spectator. He has low threshold of tolerance as regards other children. He isolates himself at times. He eats with a good appetite. He often finds his portion of food not to be enough and gets annoyed. He has not yet started announcing and controlling his physiological needs so he wears diapers. In the last several months the child has started compensating the delay in his neuropsychological development. He is being monitored.

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.

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Daniel

41022135652 Daniel (1)Boy, born 2000
Slight mental delay, TB contact in the family

 

Daniel wants to be adopted.  He’s polite, has a great sense of humor, and lives to play soccer!

 

$3,596.40 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Paisley Ellira

PaisleyGirl, born March 2007
PRC
Spina Bifida; club foot

 

Beautiful Paisley Ellira is quiet and ready to smile. She likes music, playing with toys and playing games. Paisley Ellira has a quick reaction and is close to her caregiver. She likes outdoor activity and toys with sound.She is active and smart, good at observing. Paisley Ellira has good handcraft, good logic, and can answer questions in the class. Her drawings show that she is full of imagination. Paisley Ellira likes to help care for others. She is definitely a princess in the making as she likes beautiful things, especially clothes and dolls. She is optimistic and hopes for a family of her own.

$2,708.32 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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David

David (1) David (2)Boy, born 2002

Down syndrome

 

David is so sweet and gentle.   He is very high functioning, does all his self care himself.  He is quite a mature young man!

 

 

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

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Agnes

girlsillouettenophotoGirl, born August 2011
Down syndrome

 

 

 

Agnes is being adopted domestically!

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Evan and Raymond #65-2

Evan and Raymond_Sept2014Age: 6 and 8
Diagnosis: Saethre-Chotzen Syndrome

The boys live together in the orphanage. They both walk, run, play with toys, participate in group activities and attend mainstream classes at school. In the videos they answers questions. Raymond uses mainly “yes” and “no” but he clearly understands what he’s asked and answers the questions appropriately. Evan is much more verbal. In the videos, Evan counts to 10 and Raymond counts to 5 . They are saying the name of their teachers at school (they’re mainstreamed) and who are their friends there. They are also seen writing and drawing. Raymond writes several letters on the paper.

Additional photos and videos from September 2014 are available.

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

Easy travel, larger families, older parents and single moms welcome.

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Keagan

KeaganBoy, born Feb 2013
Cleft lip and palate

Keagan is a sweet, young boy with a cleft condition. He may require multiple surgeries. He is able to track objects and move both eyes freely. Keagan’s growth rate and developmental are good. He loves music and will move around to the music. He babbles to his caretakers and smiles at them. He also likes to wave his arms. This precious child is waiting for a family who can help him access the medical care he needs so that he can continue to progress and have a happy life.

$198.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Ricky #

Ricky (2)Boy, under 2 years old
phenylketonuria

 

Ricky needs a special diet due to PKU. Additional pictures and video available from the agency.

 

 

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

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Oscar

oscarOscar Oscar faceBoy, born January 2012
PRC
Congenital limb deformities – most likely he has Arthrogryposis

Oscar has congenital limb deformities which has limited his mobility.

He is a very smart and happy boy. His eyes are very lively, he loves to smile and laugh, and when he smiles and laughs his eyes looks like little curled moons.

When you try to talk with him he will respond by making different sounds through his mouth, and always with a cute smile. When you tease him he will laugh. He will respond when his name is being called. He also knows different facial expressions, and he likes it a lot when you pick him up and talk with him.

$15.30 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Rodney #8-45

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Age: 3
Diagnosis: congenital adrenal hyperplasia – salt-wasting form,developmental delays

Rodney shows interest in toys and plays with them. His attention is easy to attract. He listens to songs with great interest. He demonstrates curiosity and observes the events around him. He performs simple actions when directed with verbal instructions or gestures. He produces continuous sound combinations spontaneously, both when he is communicating with adults and when he is on his own. He is beginning to mimic sounds made by adults as well. He eats from a spoon. He has formed an emotional relationship with an adult staff member. He tries to attract the attention of friendly adult staff members and he initiates interactions for the purposes of playing. He has fully adapted to the daily regime that is observed for children at his age. He accepts other children’s presence and closeness. He moves around by crawling and he also walks around a fixed support or while held by the hands.

Additional photos and videos are available.

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.

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Lucille

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Girl, born January 2008
PRC
Post-op Hydrocephalus, developmental delay

Lucille is the sweetest little girl, who always has a smile on her face. She had two surgeries for hydrocephalus in May 2009, and has recovered well, making big strides in all areas of development, though she is still behind her peers. She likes looking at picture books, and will point out animals she recognizes in the pictures. This talkative girl enjoys chatting with people, and can now express herself in simple sentences, such as “I want to eat, mama.” Lucille can answer simple questions, and asks lots of questions herself! She knows the names of a few fruits and colors, and understands concepts like “front and back,” “big and small,” etc. She has a basic understanding of abstract concepts like time and age, and is able to recognize some household items. An energetic and extroverted little girl, she is the first one to run and answer the door when she hears a knock! She can go up and down stairs on her own, throw a ball over her head, and scribble with a pen. Lucille loves playing house, and is very good at mimicking adults. This sweet girl has been at a great Foster Home since she was 1 year 3 months old, and is receiving wonderful care there, but needs her own family to help her reach her full potential!

An agency grant of $4,000 is available for her adoption!

$5,253.80 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Elana

ElanaGirl, born March 2013
PRC
abnormal bilateral upper eyelids and abnormal development of bilateral eyeballs

17 month old Elana is diagnosed as having abnormal bilateral upper eyelids and abnormal development of bilateral eyeballs. Elana has good mental development. She has learned how to raise her head, turn over sit independently and stand steadily with support. She can hold her bottle to drink her milk independently and she can hold food to eat. Although she cannot see, she has sense of light. She has sharp ears and can follow a sound source. She enjoys playing with other children and listening to music during the day. Elana is quiet and timid and sometimes likes to sit alone. She can distinguish familiar people and strangers and gets very happy when she hears a familiar person’s voice. Her favorite toys are blocks. Elana is an adorable baby whose favorite activity is reported to be holding hands with her foster mother.

$180.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Bonnie #58-10

OAge: 1
Diagnosis: Congenital abnormality of corpus callosum

She plays for a longer period with toys, which she takes alone and explores their functions. She tries to imitate observed in the adult actions with objects. She tries to browse books, takes objects out of the box. She says a few words and short sentences such as “give me water”. She responds to her name and follows some simple instructions. She is now walking too.

Photos and videos from September 2014 are available.

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.

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Dylan #6-21

DylanAge: 2
Diagnosis: Shunt placed to repair hydrocephalus; heterozygous β-thalassemia

Dylan was hospitalized at 3 months old with viral meningitis. At that time, neurological testing was conducted and hydrocephalus was diagnosed. A VP shunt was installed and Dylan’s neurological care continues to be followed by doctors at one of the top hospitals in his birth country. After routine lab work, Dylan was diagnosed with anemia. When his body did not respond to the common treatments, he was referred to a hematologist, who diagnosed him with heterozygous β-thalassemia. Blood work is done routinely in the orphanage to monitor this condition.

Developmentally, Dylan is sitting up, playing with toys, making sounds and interacting with adults. He eats mashed foods and drinks from an open cup. He will stand when held by both hands.

Photos and videos from August 2014 are available from the agency.

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

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Scottie

ScottieBoy, born January 2011
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Down syndrome, Hypothyroidism, Corrected Patent Ductus Arteriosus

 

Scottie is a sweet little boy who has been living at his children’s home since he was three months old and adapted easily to his group life there. He has stable routines and is receiving weekly physical, occupational, and language treatments. He has good hand-eye coordination and can thread large beads. Scottie can mimic conversations and can follow commands. He is active and has bonded well to his main caregivers and he is described as being curious and having a stable emotion. Scottie likes to “sweet talk the caretakers”, and responds very well to positive reinforcement. This cutie is looking for his forever family who will be dedicated to him and his long-term growth and development. He deserves to be cherished by a loving forever family!

 

$618.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Moises #24-82

MoisesBoy, 4 years old

severe physical delay and polymalformative syndrome.

Polymaformative syndrome affecting all systems: Congenital cardiac malformation – interatrial defect – secondary Type, big left-right shunt. Conservative therapy. Anomaly of the foot – bilateral club foot – with orthesis. Cleft soft palate. Bilateral partial atrophy of ocular nerves. Pseudobulbar palsy. Hypospadias. Protein–energy malnutrition 3-4 degree.
The child has motor deficit, he can not move independently in the space and upright by adult. He turns himself from back to stomach and vice-verse.

He catches given toy and implement longer manipulative actions with it. He transfers it from hand to hand. He pronounces different sounds and sometimes syllables. He is happy and smile in games. He is nurturing with tube.He is crying and restless in bathing and dressing up.

Additional info coming soon.

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

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Finneas #

FinneasBoy, born July 2011
Cystic Fibrosis

Finneas has been diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis. He is receiving medication and is otherwise doing well physically. Recently, improvements have been noted in his speech and motor skills. He interacts with his peers and is learning to walk with adult assistance. He plays appropriately with toys and has a good emotional tone.

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.

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Clementine

40823114237Girl, born 2010
General speech underdevelopment, HIV+, Hep C
What a little dolly!

Clementine is available for adoption in early 2015.

 

BEING ADOPTED OUTSIDE OF RR

 

Clementine’s grant of $288.90 has been gifted to Harper.

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Eden

Eden Photo 1 May 2014Guardian AngelEden was born in June 2007 and has been diagnosed with kyphoscoliosis with rotation and lordosis of the fourth degree. The position of some of her internal organs deviates slightly from the norm and some of her organs are a little smaller than typical because of her skeletal differences. However, her major organs appear to be healthy and working according to their function.

Eden’s gross motor development is impaired due to her scoliosis, but she does walk and run independently. Her cognitive development is age appropriate. She speaks in complete sentences, recites poetry and loves to sing songs.

Eden is in great need of surgical treatment and therapies for her scoliosis under the loving wings of a dedicated forever family.

From a family who met Eden in May 2014: Eden is our daughter’s best friend at the orphanage. Both girls love to play together and share their things. While we had our daily visits with our daughter, we were told Eden missed her in the group. She welcomed her back with a hug every time and told her, “My dear girl, my best girl, I miss you.”

Eden is a very sweet child who lights up a room. Her ability to walk unassisted impressed us tremendously. She is fully potty-trained and her self-help skills are age appropriate. Eden makes conversation and understands what is happening in her environment. This lovely girl would bring so much joy to a family and we believe her medical condition could be improved through treatments and therapies in the United States.

Additional reports, videos, and photos available upon request from the agency.

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Elijah #29-5

ElijahAge: 1
Diagnosis: Down syndrome

 

Elijah recently turned a year old. He is rolling over, making sounds in an effort to mimic speech, playing peek-a-boo, reaching for toys and trying to play with them. He interacts with his care givers through facial expressions, sounds and gestures. He recognizes familiar people. He has no other health issues other than Down syndrome. He eats and sleeps well.

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

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Marcin

boysillouettenophotoBoy, born May 2013

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

 

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

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

 

Adopted outside of RR

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Spencer #

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

 

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

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Joaquin #

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

 

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

 

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Tate and Piper #23

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

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

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

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

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

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

Because we only have these children’s file for a short time, they will not be able to receive donations until a family is found for them.

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Octavian

Octavian update30413212627 (1)Boy, born Jan 2013

Down syndrome

 

Such irresistible chubby cheeks!

 

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

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Gene

Gene1Boy, born August 1998
Down syndrome

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Gene is described as eager and easygoing.

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

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

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

Married couples only, large families welcome.

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

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Starr

40808183336  Starr (2)40808183336  Starr (1)Girl, born 2014
DS, congenital heart defect, duodenum atresia (operated), syndactyly

 

 

$9.27 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Ellis

ellis130729223506Boy, born 2013
Spina bifida

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

Updated pics and info Jan 2015:
He is a very nice boy. He is trying to stand on his feet and moves around in walkers. He is very smart. He desperately needs a family to help him blossom. He has very good potential.
$198.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption.

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Stephanie #25-11

StephanieAge: 6
Diagnosis: developmental delays

Stephanie has been in her current placement for 2 years. She is making constant improvements in this environment. She is becoming more independent. She can eat on her own, drink water from a cup, she tries to keep clean. She is willing to put her shoes on and dresses by herself, and with some help she succeeds. Her fine motor skills are also improving. She is a calm child. She rarely becomes irritated. She communicates willingly with the other children and adults. She enjoys listening to music, dancing, watching cartoons, but her concentration is still low. She plays willingly with different toys – dolls, ball. She goes to a kindergarten, normal socialization, well integrated in the group.

 

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.

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Layla #56-3

LaylaAge: 1
Diagnosis: weakness in right hand and leg

Layla had a cyst removed from her brain when she was a baby. She”s been very healthy since then. She currently has some weakness in her right hand and right leg. However, she does use her hand and she’s taking step while holding on to one hand of an adult. She can sit on her own, crawls independently around objects, walks on her knees and can walk on her feet while holding one hand of an adult. She moves around in a walker and climbs on physical therapy equipment and toys. She repeats words and understands everything said to her. She follows simple directions and plays with toys. The staff reports that she does not have any mental delays. She has a very happy personality and eagerly engages with staff. She receives physical therapy daily. She walks using both legs and will use her right hand as well. In the videos taken in July 2014, she is opening her right hand and taking steps with her right leg.

Additional photos and videos from July 2014 are available.

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.

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Dillon

dillon2014-4dillon2014-1Boy, born 2000
Down syndrome

 

From a missionary who visited in August 2014:    Dillon loves cuddles and attention. He also loves getting his photo taken with other people, then takes his own “photos” with his hand. He grabs you and says “cheee” and takes a selfie with his hand. So adorable!  He has a killer laugh.  He is smart and helps out the caregivers.  He doesn’t speak but verbalizes sounds and makes his needs known. He will be a lovely son.

 

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!

$4,012.23 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Boone #473

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

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

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

 

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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.

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Nadia #25-63

ONadia 2563Girl, 5 1/2 years old

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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Dakota #1-10

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

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

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

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

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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.

 

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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.

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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!

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Mathilda

40622125059 MathildaGirl, born 2003
HIV+

 

 

 

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

 

ADOPTED OUTSIDE OF RR

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Selena

40622124805 SelenaGirl, born 2001

 

From a family who met her in 2014:  ”This is Selena she is 13 years old; I was not able to spend a lot of time with her but myself and my facilitator were asked to help her find a family. She has expressed how she would love a family as well as her caretakers. She was not picky in what she wanted in a family but just would love to be in one. She is very shy. I did not have a lot of one on one time to sit alone with her. But I will say that she hangs out with many of the girls I know. My children that went to school with her said she stays out of trouble and is a very good girl. She has a very calm demeanor and self controlled. Very polite!”

 

 

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Seff

Seff (1) Seff (2)Boy, born May 2011
PRC
Down Syndrome

Recently turned 3 year old, Seff is the definition of a BEAUTIFUL BOY! Seff has a beautiful smile when teased and a sweet giggle that comes out when someone is talking to him. When he was younger, he patiently waited for his bottle. He knows his name and reacts to being called. He has good head control and he can crawl and sit alone. Seff can hold his own cup to drink water and he can hold a spoon to eat food. He is able to stand steadily alone and can walk when one hand is held by a caregiver. His language development is delayed. Basic sign language would help him to be able communicate his needs at this time. Seff is gentle and lovely. He likes to be around familiar people and he can get along well with other children. Seff is willing to share toys with other children too. He likes going outside and building block towers. When there is nice music, he listens carefully. He enjoys it and it makes him very happy. Could Seff be your son? It’s clear Seff is going to make some lucky family so very happy!

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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!

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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!

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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.

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John #26-20

JohnAge: 12
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.

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Adler

40601135339 Adler (1)

40601135339 Adler (3)

Boy, born mid-2009
FAS, infantile autism

 

Adopted outside of Reece’s Rainbow

 

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Lexi

LexiGirl, born October 2005
PRC
Hyperextension of right knee/incontinent (possible lower spine issue)

Lexi is a beautiful little girl with such a sweet spirit! She is 8 years old, and has hyperextension of her right knee and is incontinent (possible issue with lower spine). She is able to “walk” with some assistance. Lexi used to sit and watch the other kids run and play, and she was so sad she couldn’t join in the fun. She worked and worked to find a way to get around! Lexi has had some delays but has excellent fine motor skills. She can take care of herself very well and is a smart girl. She has a best friend at the orphanage. Lexi sings while her friend dances. I imagine Lexi would love to be able to dance, too. She will need possible surgery and therapy on her right leg, and help with the continence issues. Lexi is a very loving and patient little girl. She is ready and waiting for a family of her own.

$40.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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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!

 

$1,076.63 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Thea #

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAGirl, born October 2011
Significant gross motor delays, low vision, deafness in one ear, frequent respiratory illness

The was born at 25 to 26 weeks gestation and has had some of the usual problems associated with very premature babies. As of her last medical examination, she showed delay in general motor skills development, with improvement since last observation period- can sit independently, can stand continuously if placed to solid support, walks with assistance and crawls. She can reach, hold and play with a toy, placed in front of her. The left ear is with normal hearing, the right ear does not react. Can hold her attention for a while. Can articulate some sounds- ma-ma, la-la. Medical conditions that persist are asthma and diminished vision likely due to oxygen therapy after birth.

The agency has additional pictures and short videos of her, as well as more medical information.

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.

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Rita

RitaRita-2014Girl, born 2007
Cerebral palsy, spastic hemiplegia, epilepsy, cardiomyopathy, deformity of lower limb, respiratory disease, malnutrition

 

From a missionary who visited in August 2014:  ”girly needs out now people! The doctors in her country have decided she doesn’t have long to live (they have said that for her whole life…) She needs proper medical attention and intervention. She is such a little doll, her smile can make your whole day. Don’t condemn her to die alone in a cot. ”

 

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

 

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

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Ivey

31209225022 IveyGuardian AngelGirl, 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.

$837.90 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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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!

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Jeanne

JeanneGirl, born September 2003
PRC
Post-op hernia, congenital dislocated hip, curvature of the spine

Jeanne is 10 years old and is super smart and loves to draw. She is postoperative for a hernia and has a congenital dislocated hip. Because of her dislocated hip, she also have a curvature in her spine. Sometimes, in the winter Jeanne gets eczema on her hands and feet. Even though her walking is affected by her hip and spine issues, it doesn’t stop her from running, climbing, jumping, squatting, or doing any activities that she wants! Jeanne is studying in school with her friends and is making excellent grades. She can speak Mandarin and she is able to fully express her wants and needs. Jeanne is overall just a great little girl. Her caregivers say that she is active, outgoing, and very helpful. Jeanne had an evaluation done by an advocacy group and they said that she was ahead of my friends in her learning and expressive abilities! Jeanne has been taught about adoption and she would love to find a family of her own!

$117.25 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Simon (L)

SimonSimon LBoy, 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.

$122.85 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Silvie

Silvie (1)

Silvie (2)Girl, born August 2009
PRC
Down syndrome

Silvie is an adorable little girl who can be timid but also talkative. She likes to imitate adult actions and to listen to music. Silvie is able to walk independently and likes to help her caretakers with their work. She is energetic, likes to play games and gets along well with others. Silvie likes to participate in social activities and likes to sing. She also enjoys reading picture books. Silvie is waiting for a family who will sing with her and read her bedtime stories. Are you the family she is waiting for?

$15000.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Poppy

poppyGirl, born January 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

Agency grant available up to $2500

Little Poppy is only 1 and has Down syndrome.
She likes to babble, has good hearing, can smile if being teased, and also will dance with her hands and feet. Poppy likes taking a bath, and can wave her feet in the water.

Poppy is so sweet!

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

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Zander #

Zander updateZanderBoy, 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
Update August 2014:

The pedagogue who works with this boy for two years, said that definitely there was improvement and progress in his development since she had started working with him. She said that he started eating transitional food and now is not eating from a feeding bottle; she said he chews well but slowly; he is calm while eating. He spontaneously pronounces syllables like “ma-ma”
He can push himself with the walker and he is doing a really good job in it. He really holds onto a toy when he has in his grip; he mostly bangs it on a hard surface or if he has two, one in each hand he bangs them together, but he really has his attention on them. When someone takes his toy or if he loses it, he starts to look for it. He can crawl really well, and in the instance that our representative saw him crawling, it was after a ball taken from him on purpose by the pedagogue. He was right after the ball and he caught up and got his ball back, which was very impressive, taking into account that he is diagnosed with detached retina. He can sit up straight holding on or leaning towards a fixed support. He can walks if he held by both hands – his legs still are a bit weak for him to walk all by himself, and that if it’s worked with him toward strengthening his legs he will be able to walk well.

The most surprising thing about him was that he could take a toy that was within his reach, without it making any noise. Apparently he has some vision left, the doctor in the Home said that he may “see shadows”, and that’s how he is able to reach for toys that are close to him. He seemed to reach mostly on his left side and with his left hand. He could detect toys from a big yellow bucket to a small red car, so he definitely has some partial peripheral vision left, no one was sure exactly how much though. Even the test that was done on him is inconclusive saying “following light?”. Otherwise it reads “Total detachment of the retina bilaterally. Retinopathy of prematurity fifth degree.”

He is a really cute boy who is definitely behind in all the areas of development, but he has the potential to develop a lot more. He is a blind boy, who otherwise is healthy. He needs more specific care, more patience and a lot of love to help him master tactile senses and some social skills. He needs people who will teach him to orientate in the environment. He is a good child, with very good potential. He needs more security and stability that only a loving family can give him. He is so young and can achieve many things! Having his own family who loves him and cares for him will benefit this child enormously.

Additional pictures and video available from the agency.
Because we only have this child’s file for a short time, he will not be able to receive donations until a family is found for him.

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Addie

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

Addie needs to be adopted PRIOR to her birthday in September 2015!

*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!

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Preston

Preston 1Boy, born October 2009
PRC
Deaf, small birthmark in groin area

4 year old Preston will melt your heart! The director of the agency Preston is listed with has met him and just LOVES this child!! Preston is active, gets along well with others, is not shy with strangers, and is full of curiosity. Because of his deafness, he cannot speak. He can only babble. He also has a birthmark in the groin region. He is potty trained. He can follow directions and likes helping take care of other children. He helps pat the crying child’s shoulder to comfort him. Preston can get along well with other children. His favorite toy is a car. He likes adults to play all kinds of games with him and is very happy when they do. Preston will smile and stretch out his hands to ask for cuddling when he sees his caretakers and he has formed stable and close relationship with these caretakers.

$27.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Nolan

Nolan picBoy, born July 2012
PRC
Down syndrome

Nolan lives in a foster family on the grounds of the orphanage and participates in the Little Sister program. Nolan likes to play with blocks and balls best. He likes to play with other children and likes to look at books. Nolan smiles often, knows his name, and has good motor development. He is active and energetic. An orphanage project team visited with Nolan last summer.

$144.90 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Marilee

MarileeMarilee1Girl, born August 2007
PRC
Down syndrome

Marilee lives in a foster family on the grounds of the orphanage and participates in the Little Sister program. Marilee is optimistic, extroverted, active and gets along well with others. She enjoys school and likes to sit close to her teachers, usually reaching out her hands to ask for cuddles. She often gives other children a warm hug with a smile to greet them. Marilee is very polite and is a good helper. An orphanage project team visited with Marilee last summer.

$4.50 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Johnathan

JohnathanBoy, born April 2002
PRC
Cerebral palsy

Johnathan is a strong, kind, brave boy who is also gentle and has a good temperament. He was quiet and timid when he first came into care, but now he is more outgoing. He does everything very carefully, and knows to feel grateful. He likes to sing and when he sings Grateful Heart, it brings tears to many people’s eyes. Johnathan also likes to draw and he is good at comforting others. He likes to play games and he likes going to school. He is able to walk freely with the help of his little blue walker. Johnathan has seen many friends get adopted and he is so afraid of being left behind.

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

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Hudsen

HudsenBoy, born April 2010
PRC
bilateral cerebral temporal lobe development delays and otitis in his left ear

 

Despite his struggles, Hudson is able to walk independently, put on and take off his own clothes, and feed himself!  Hudson is also able to express his needs or thoughts and is potty trained.

 

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Haddie

Haddie2Girl, born January 2013
PRC
Cerebral dysplasia, strephexopodia of both feet, neuroblastoma of left eye

Haddie is a quiet girl who can recognize familiar people, turn when her name is called and searches for dropped toys. She likes to play with colorful toys, cuddling with her nurturer, and is she finds something funny, she will laugh loudly. She is describes as being a smart and happy girl.  Additional pictures available.

Haddie

 

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

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Ezrah

EzrahBoy, born June 2012Ezrah2
PRC
Ankle joint contracture of both knees and muscular tension of limbs reduced

Ezrah can keep his head steadily and can hold his head up; he can stand up with wrists held slightly; he can recognize the aunt who cares him, can make sound of ma-ma, nai-nai, can shake and stare at the rattles, can take a block in a hand and take another one, can reach and grasp the toy beyond, and can shake the rattles consciously; he can chase the toy with hands and can look for the dropped toy; he can react to the game of hide and seek and looking oneself in the mirror; he is very curious and likes to discover and recognize all kinds of never seen objects and fresh things. He cares about the changers of around people and things.

Ezrah has an extroverted personality, is active, likes to play games with peers; he likes colorful toys with making sounds; he responds actively to stimulation of new things or strangers.

$22.50 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Noah

Noah Noah2Boy, born March 2012
PRC
Down syndrome

Noah is said to be a lovely boy who loves to cuddle and is doing well in rehabilitation training. Noah likes to look at himself and when the report was prepared in January 2013, he was already starting to crawl. Noah enjoys music and watching himself in the mirror.

 

$54.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Mirabel


mirabelsept2013Girl, Born August 2009

 

Miss Mirabel is also a real cutie!   What a great smile she has :)   Mirabel is 4 now and facing imminent transfer.   We’ve had many successful adoptions from this orphanage and region!  Please help us share Mirabel’s need for a forever family!  Mirabel will remain bedridden for the rest of us her life if she is not adopted.

 

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From her medical records:  congenital malformation of the central nervous system, cerebral hernia, hydrocephaly subcompensated, flail legs
 

From one of our families who visited with her in August 2013:  ” We saw Mirabel this morning.  She is in the laying down room.  The nannies were carrying them outside.  She can’t hold her head up, support herself, sit, or stand.   It looks like she has no control over her legs at all…flopped to the side when the nannies carried her. She does, however, have good use of her arms.  She kept reaching up to try to touch me.  I gave her a set of the rings to play with.   She was SO happy to have something to play with. She kept smiling at me. I really think that there is a smart, aware little girl in that broken body.”

 

More photos available.  Married couples only.  Large families and older parents welcome.  Travel required.

$7820.65 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Cliff #397

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERACliff 2014Boy, born 2008

This almost 5-year-old boy has infantile cerebral palsy, microcephaly, club feet, congenital megacolon and hypotrophy.

 

Cliff laughs aloud when jested and smiles when involved in interaction. He follows moving objects with his eyes. He listens to adults’ speech. He has a good appetite. His sleep is calm.

 The agency has additional pictures and videos available for interested families.

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.

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Caleb

Caleb updateBoy, Born November 29, 2007
PRC
Down syndrome

From a missionary who visited with him in August 2010:  “Caleb is extroverted, active and restless. He has a ready smile, enjoys playing with other children. He loves listening to music, watching cartoons. He is energetic and likes being outdoors!”

Update 2013:

Caleb can walk, run, jump, climb, and is good physically. He expresses his needs well to his foster mom, and knows his eyes, nose and ears, etc. He even understands simple English. He can feed himself. He is an outgoing and active boy, likes being with other kids, the other kids like him also. His favorite toys are cars and toy bricks. He likes to play with trampoline, slider, water and sand.

$10,646.13 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Bennett

BennettGuardian AngelBoy, born July 2008
PRC
Congenital heart defect, Post-Op Anal Atresia, Post op repaired Mega Colon, nutrients absorption issues

Bennet is an incredibly sweet and caring little boy who is in care of a fantastic organization in his home country. Unfortunately, Bennett has been VERY sick with an abdominal infection over the last year and needs a mommy now. His condition is stable but has a hard time gaining weight as his body is having a hard time absorbing any nutrients. He is on a regular diet supplemented with Pediasure.  He is a boy that is extremely happy, full of energy and is a typical and active little boy who needs some extra TLC when it comes to his feeding and nutrients issues. Bennett hopes a family will see him for the sweet, intelligent and handsome little boy he is and make him their son.

 

$109.80 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Holly Joy

Holly Joy (1) Holly Joy (2)Girl, born June 2009
PRC
Post Op Hydrocephalus, delayed development
Holly Joy is a shy girl who loves music and food.

Update January 2013:
Holly is able to speak, but only monosyllabic words. She is potty trained and can move about very well. She loves to be held by her caregivers and she also loves to play with the other children. She is a sweet and happy girl who loves to dance and interact with other children.
$10.80 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Belle

BelleGirl, born May 2007
PRC
meningocele and hydrocephalus

Belle is 6 years old and was born with a meningocele and hydrocephalus. She has had surgery to repair this and her hydrocephalus has been corrected as well. Both of her feet are slightly clubbed, but she is getting therapies to help this! Belle is able to count, sing, and knows her shapes and colors too. She is getting therapies and living in a wonderful foster home that helps her to improve all her skills. Belle’s caregivers say that she is energetic, gets along well with her friends, and has big, beautiful brown eyes!

$5.40 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Lisa Marie

Lisa MarieGirl, born September 2002
PRC
Hep B carrier, mild heart murmur

 

Lisa Marie is a beautiful little girl who is in the 5th grade. Her favorite subject is Chinese literature. Lisa is a Hep B carrier and also has a very mild heart murmur. Her conditions do not stop her at all! She loves to jump rope and participate in fan dancing. People say that she is a sweet girl and when she gets nervous she will cry. Lisa loves to do origami and her favorite animals are puppies, kittens, and rabbits. If she could have three wishes she would wish for a big doll, to take a ride on a big airplane and go outside for a picnic or bbq.

$4.50 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Tanner

TannerBoy, born September 2011
PRC
viral encephalitis, secondary epilepsy, external hydrocephalus

Meet handsome 2 year old, Tanner.

From his October 2013 file: He has normal limbs and mental development. On Apr 1 2013 he had a skull CT test due to his head size and he was diagnosed with external hydrocephalus. He suffers secondary epilepsy. Occasionally he has a convulsion and always takes medicine for that. At the age of 1 year, he could stand while holding onto something, could search for familiar sounds, could turn back if his name was called, and could search for dropped toys. At the age of 1.5 years, he could stand alone, could respond to other’s asking, and understood what NO meant. At the age of 2 years, he could walk freely, could go up stairs holding on, could call “ayi, jiejie”, and liked smiling. Usually he likes listening to children’s songs, watching cartoons, and playing toys. Sometimes he has outdoor activity where he likes running around the playground. He can do actions according to your direction, such as jumping on the bridge. He likes being praised and hugged. He also likes helping the nurturer manage the toys. He can get along well with other kids. Now he can use the spoon to eat, can put his shoes on and take his shoes off, and is very cooperative.

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

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Marni

MarniGirl, born March 2012
PRC

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

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Johnson

JohnsonBoy, born March 2004
PRC
Cerebral palsy, Thalassemia

Johnson has normal mental development, a little limp due to Sequelae of cerebral palsy so he can not do strenuous exercise. During the period in the foster family, he received contracture of Achilles tendon surgery in November of 2012, and has recovered well. Johnson is studying in Grade 2 in the nearby school. He can manage his daily life, such as have dinners, go to toilet, put on and off clothes, get along well with family member. He has good study records and likes Chinese class the best. Johnson also likes reading stories and drawing. He can persist in his opinions and can get along well with teachers and classmates. Occasionally he is buried in meditation but he also likes kicking the football, riding the bike and playing on the PC. He is open and generous.

$8.10 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Klive #272

photoboy11 year old boy
Diagnosed with bilateral sensorineural hearing loss.

The child likes to play soccer, basketball and badminton. He likes physically activities. Klive looks very smile and smart. I think that he does very well at school because there are people who understand him and people that he can speak to. He likes his life at the boarding-school and when we asked him if he wants to back there, he said yes. I am sure that if Klive lives with parents who have commands of sigh language and pay him the needed attention, he will advance a lot as he is very smart and looks really motivated. He is an open, communicative and bright child! He is healthy and active little boy, who for sure will flourish in a family environment!

Klive has normal intellect. Good emotional background. Positive emotions prevail.

Klive is sociable, active, lively, open, and lightly and boldly interacts with people. Has does not have habits for keeping distance. He constantly seeks contact with the children from the group. Shows willingness and cooperates with the adults. He has acquired good manners. He can work individually as well as in group.

Photos are available from the agency.

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

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Ned

Ned (1) Ned (2)Boy, born 2003
PRC
Alopecia

Ned is a charming 10 year old boy who has been waiting for a long time for a family because of the relatively minor special need of hair loss! Ned was abandoned at the age of five and arrived at the orphanage in a malnourished state. He was very fearful of others and self-conscious about his hair loss. Ned was unwilling to interact with anyone at the orphanage, and when people tried to talk to him he would run away.

A teacher at the orphanage realized the cause of his anxiety and bought him a hat. The teachers praised Ned and told him he looked handsome and his confidence started to build almost immediately. Now Ned is 10 years old and he is lively and extroverted. He is of normal intelligence and attends the local school where he is hardworking and studies carefully. Ned loves going to school. He has a lot of friends there and gets on well with everyone.

His orphanage fee has been waived completely in the hope of finding him a family!

$53.10 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Conner #

ConnerBoy, born 2000
Hodgkin’s disease (remission)

Conner is sociable, inquisitive, and friendly. As he grows up, he strives to be more responsible.  He likes playing soccer, watches soccer games with interest; he enjoys coloring and playing computer games.  His value system is well-established as he can tell the difference between good and bad. He knows he should respect both other children and adults. He has friends.  Conner is emotional and sensitive. He looks for support of social workers whenever he feels the need to.  During the 2012/2013 school year he completed seventh grade in an elementary school. A resource teacher was additionally working with him.  He has good hygiene for this age. He tries to keep his clothes clean. He keeps his room clear and in order, but sometimes needs to be reminded of that.  He eagerly participates in organized activities. He is very responsible when participating in ongoing group activities focused on social skills development.  The child’s behavior is normal; he is sociable.

In December 2003 Conner was diagnosed with: Hodgkin’s disease. Six courses of chemotherapy were performed, with documented full remission.

Conner wants to be adopted and live in a family where he will be surrounded with love and attention.

Additional information is available from the agency.

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

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Dorothy #503

Shylah 503DorothyGirl, born June 2010
Epilepsy, Cerebral Palsy, Recurrent urinary tract infections, Hypotrophy second degree, Delay in the neuropsychological development

Dorothy walks independently, tries to run; understands and follows simple instructions; manipulates with toys and objects; holds a pencil and scribbles with it; produces random sounds.  The child manifests emotional deficit – performs stereotypic movements, demonstrates self-aggression. She likes listening to music and she tries to dance. She loves to swing on a swing and does so with great pleasure.

Since her placement in a foster family, Dorothy has started responding to emotional stimulation with far more diverse facial expressions as compared to before. She is currently in a process of enriching her notions and acquiring self-service skills and habits. Some progress is seen as regards her social and emotional development as well as her fine motor skills.

Additional information is available from 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.

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Vera #346

Vera (1) VeraGirl, born June 2011
Down syndrome

Vera has good emotional tone.  She is comfortable in new settings.  She seeks the attention of familiar adults, and laughs when they tease her.  She recognizes her name.    Vera delivers long focused strings of sounds and combinations of sounds of speech of adults.  Sitting, but quickly tired. Pulls to an upright position with support, crawls. Able to walk when holding one hand to an adult. Still scared to let go and walk independently. Due to congenital condition, she is behind in her neurological and intellectual development for her age.  She needs caring adults to further her development.

$36.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Angie #443

Angie 443 (1)OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAGirl, Age: 6
Diagnosis: Delayed mental development

She has well developed gross motor skills. Her fine motor skills are slightly delayed. She uses 30-40 words purposefully and can repeat words after an adult says them. She communicates using short sentences. She follows 2 step commands and expresses satisfaction once she’s completed an assigned task. She dresses/undresses herself and enjoys selecting her own clothes and shoes to wear. She loves listening to music and participating in musical games. She cleans up her toys when she’s done playing.

 

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.

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Kyler

kylerBoy, born April 2009
PRC
Congenital Heart Defect

Kyler is 3 years old and super cute. He can be spoiled but is close with his caretakers. In April 2013, he had surgery called a “right double-way Glenn operation.” The doctors say that he has a complex heart defect: transposition of the great arteries, pulmonary stenosis, and an ASD and VSD. The doctors told him that he is a brave boy but will need to have another operation next year.

Kyler can be quite talkative but when he gets around strangers he becomes shy. He likes getting to play with the other children but since he has a heart problem, he cannot go to school with his friends.

$2,104.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Beau #442

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Beau is nearly 12 years old. He has Hydrocephalus after shunt installation and mild mental delay. According to the latest check-up, the shunt is functioning very well.

The boy is joyful, playful and active. He is outgoing and enjoys interacting with other children. He is not aggressive or confrontational. The boy is adaptive and is well-settled in his environment. According to the staff in the institution he likes drawing, listening to music, training aikido and cricket, adapted for children.

 

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.

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Tirzah

TirzahGirl, born Oct 2002
PRC
Amniotic banding causing hand deformity (and some missing toes)

Tirzah is an active and optimistic girl. She likes to play with other children. She is very shy when meeting new people. Tirzah is a very sensible child. When someone visits her, she would share greeting with them. She likes long hair. She likes to collect the beautiful hairpins. Tirzah likes the beautiful clothes. She likes to put on beautiful dress in summer. She likes to go outside with the volunteers.

Tirzah is a child who likes the crowed places. She likes to communicate with volunteers about the things which happened at school. Tirzah gets well along with them. Volunteers think Tirzah is very sensible and like her very much. The volunteers always take her outside. She is very grateful for the volunteers. Tirzah likes to do crafts. When the craft teacher comes, she is very happy. The volunteer teacher says that Tirzah is very patient. She is very careful.

$9.96 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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EDEN #657

Eden_Jan 2014 (14)Age: 2Eden_Jan 2014 (11)
Diagnosis: Down syndrome, Hashimoto Thyroiditis

 

Eden’s picture with the grumpy face is SO irresistible!  Love that attitude!  She was awoken from her nap for pictures – and was not impressed.  (pics from January 2014)

 

Eden just turned 2 years old. She is beginning to learn to crawl. She plays with toys, laughs and smiles when adults interact with her and enjoys being around other people. She imitates sounds/syllables after an adult says them and responds to her name.

Video available from the agency.

 

$85.50 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Maddie

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Maddie (1)Girl, born July 2010
PRC
Down syndrome, congenital heart defect (ASD)

Maddie is a clever child, curious about anything new and with a passion for life. She is somewhat introverted but will play with other children. She is a happy child who often asks her caregiver for a hug. She likes colorful toys as well as dolls.

$15,081 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Evie

Evie Evie 2Girl, born Dec 2011
PRC
Down syndrome

 

Sweet Evie!  She’s so serious in her pictures, but at the orphanage she is called the “sunshine girl” because of her sunny personality. She is reportedly healthy and developing well.

 

$633.60 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

 

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Della

Girl, born June 2002M (2)
Down syndrome, deep mental handicap, deficiency anemia, hypostatura

Della is 11 years old and waiting for her family in a mental institution.  She has the most striking blue eyes and what seems like blonde hair.

 

From someone who met her:  I called her the crying girl as she was sobbing uncontrollably and just being ignored, she had a pencil which she kept turning over and over as she sobbed, it was heartbreaking. This place too cold and hard for such a child!

 

10 day wait often waived in this region.  Married couples only, larger families welcome.  Older parents welcome.   Travel required.  Previous adoptive experience preferred.

$749.70 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

 

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Gideon

Gideon4 Gideon6Boy, born 2002
mental delays, cardiopathy and microcephaly

 

Every person – be it a child or an adult – wants to get attention and recognition. Gideon is not an exception: he speaks loudly so that adults couldn’t ignore him. He is persistent too. Once the goal is set, he tries to achieve it. He likes to interact with others and join the children in their activities: playing outside, drawing – if it’s what the other children do, or swinging even if there is already somebody on the swings.

However he can also play calmly on his own. He doesn’t like to draw or to paint for a long time but he tries to make the best piece of art he can. And of course if there is a chance to play in sand or to throw pebbles into seawater – this is the biggest fun for the energetic boy!

Gideon also likes to watch children’s movies and sing songs. And even if his singing is not perfect and sometimes you cannot make out some words, with his loud cheerful voice and a lively smile Gideon brings joy and genuineness into this world.

Additional pictures available.

Gideon has a matching grant of $100!  When his grant reaches $277.25, he will receive an additional $100!

 

$280.75 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Adeline (1) Adeline (3)Girl, born March 2012
PRC
Congenital Heart Disease (post-op)

She may have Down syndrome; it hasn’t been ruled out as testing was done and inconclusive.

The nannies all remind everyone that when they care for her they need to be very meticulous and spend lots of time holding her. The nannies will gently put her down and it always seems like they are gently putting down a (fragile) bowl and they are afraid of knocking it into something. She really likes being held in the nannies’ laps. Now, she also loves to smile. Her congenital heart disease has not developed well but she is very tenacious in life.

As of May 2013:
Adeline can sit, and is starting to crawl.  Her vision is good.  She baby talks, and her language is developing. She had heart surgery in 2012, and takes medication for her heart and pulmonary conditions.

$400.50 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Janie

Janie Photo 2 - April 2014Janie Photo 4 Jun-2013Girl, Born August 2012
Down syndrome, cataracts

 

Look at this sweet chunk!    Janie was born in August of 2012 and has Down syndrome.   Her heart is healthy, but she has been diagnosed with cataracts.  Janie is a sweet, quiet girl who loves to eat and sleep.   She is interested in her environment and smiles and babbles when someone gives her attention.   Janie can roll over on her own and is well loved by her caretakers.

Update February 2014: Janie is doing well.  She is an active girl who responds to music with clapping and rhythmic babbling.  She likes playing in her playpen, too.  Janie has received a crystalline lens implant in her right eye and now responds to light.  She is being monitored by her doctors for progress with her vision and to decide how to treat her left eye.

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

$1,346.40 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Reed #

Reed Dec 2013Reed is a 3-year-old boy with spina bifida, hydrocephalus and CP.

He is passive while in his bed, he can’t control his head and his legs do not support him. The staff changes his body position. He reacts to strong noisy interactions with spontaneous quailing.  He cannot speak and make sounds. He takes liquid food from a nasogastric tube. He gains weight and sleep well.

 

UPDATE:  the caregivers said that they believe that he is aware of his environment and what is going on around him. He does move his eyes when people are in the room and seems to be aware that people are there and talking.

Additional information and a video clip is available from the agency.

There is a $5,000 agency grant for his adoption at this time.

 

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

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Andrey

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Andrey (1)Boy, born Nov 2004
PRC
Hydrocephalus

Andrey has normal physical and mental development. At the age of 1 year, he responded to calling of his name, was able to figure out strangers and acquaintances. At the age of 2 years, he could take out building blocks from a cup, be cooperative when putting on clothes and respond to asking of his things. At the age of 3 years, he could find dropped toys and walk with one hand held. At the age of 4 years, he could ask “what’s this?” on his initiative, know the meanings of inner, outer, big, small, dress independently, wash his hands, and speak simple and short sentences. Now he is able to sing simple nursery rhymes, knows simple shapes, figure colors, and answers simple questions. Since he has hydrocephalus, he cannot walk steadily and he walks slowly. Usually he enjoys reading books and playing toys. He is an active, outgoing, and lovely little boy who has a quick smile.

$5.80 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Manning

ManningBoy, born June 2002
PRC
Brain cyst; exotropia; sight impaired

Manning has normal physical and mental development. The PE check shows: deformity of porencephaly; concomitant exotropia; serious far sight and weak sight, otherwise normal. At the age of 3 years, he could go upstairs and downstairs by himself and have meals. At the age of 4 years, he could go to washroom by himself. He likes listening to nursery rhymes, and was able to be self-cared basically. During the time he lived in the orphanage, he was shy. He was sent to a family life- like environment. Since there are parents and siblings in the family, he has become more outgoing and active. He could get along well with his teachers and classmates at school. He is an average student. He enjoys drawing and is the best one in the family.

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

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Leandra

Leandra (1)

Girl, born October 2012Leandra (2)
PRC
Down syndrome, congenital heart disease, hypothyroidism

Leandra has normal limb development. At the age of 2 months, she could smile if being teased, could track moving people with her eyesight. At the age of 4 months, she could turn her head, could make sound of “gegegugu”. At the age of 6 months, she could recognize familiar people’s voice,and had sensitive hearing. At the age of 8 months, she could smile at familiar people, could attract adult’s attention with “yiyiyaya”. Now she can turn over, can raise her head, can search for sound source, and can ask for a hug from close people. Leandra is open, lovely, likes music, can wave her hands along to the rhythm and likes being cuddled and teased. She likes to smile when happy.

$1061.80 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Lloyd

2007, March 30th, LloydBoy, born March 2007
Thalassemia- B

At the age of 3 years, Lloyd was placed with a foster family and started attending the preschool nearby. He quickly adapted to the family environment and gets along with

his family members. Now he can go upstairs and downstairs alone, can run and jump freely, and can understand the words of others. He likes to help his foster family and he can put on his own clothes and go to the bathroom independently. He likes to play with puzzles, play games, and play with toys. Usually he is not talkative, but he has a ready smile. In a strange environment or in front of strangers, he speaks in a low voice, but after being familiar with people or the environment, he becomes more active, speaks clearly and uses a high voice.

$8.10 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Trixie

Trixie (1) Trixie (2)Girl, born Oct 2004
PRC
Microphthalmia and nystagmus

Trixie is blind and participates in a program that provides high quality care and education for orphans who are blind or visually impaired. Trixie is a healthy little girl. When she is in class, she loves to sit where she can see the light come through the window. It’s the only thing that can distract her during school time, she is a model student! Trixie is a good listener, works seriously, and learns quickly. She especially likes oral expression in English and French. She also loves to sing solo! When she grows up, she is going to be a teacher, and she will be an excellent one! She is patient and kind, and loves to explain concepts and ideas. Trixie has a very outgoing personality. She enjoys speaking with others, playing with her classmates and welcoming visitors. She will be friendly to anyone! She has a good amount of independence and can perform all necessary self help skills. She loves eating spicy food. Trixie loves girly things, including wearing dresses, doing her hair with bows. She loves being told that she is beautiful, and she is!
She has been attending the School for the Blind for over 2 years. She lives in an apartment near the school with 3 other girls and their ayi. She walks to school every day and she has good cane skills. She can walk to the local shop on her own and buy groceries, and she also has some chores around the house to help her ayi. She likes helping to cook and to clean the house. Trixie’s energy and joy in life are an inspiration to both the staff and other children.

$20.70 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Ashur

Ashur (2) Ashur (1)Boy, born November 2010
PRC
congenital microphthalmia

Ashur is so cute! He has low vision and participates in a program that provides high quality care and education for orphans who are blind or visually impaired. Every child has an individual education plan and the goal is to allow them to be independent and live life to the full.

He is a very friendly child when he is with his ayis and friends, but he is extremely timid and afraid around strangers. He loves to reward people who pay attention to him with giant, ear to ear smiles. He can see things to an extent, including colors and shapes, and he can pick up a piece of rice or cookie off the table or floor if he has dropped it. However, he can’t see further away. This rarely limits him though and he is an amazing little boy who loves talking, singing and giggling as well as walking, jumping and playing. He also loves cuddles and he is happy to play on his own, play with other kids and also play with adults.

$54.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Dacey

Dacey (1) Dacey (2)Girl, born August 2006
PRC
Congenital heart disease; Cerebral Palsy

Dacey has a very fragile appearance. She has not had surgery to correct her complex heart conditions. The doctor in the orphanage said they cannot complete the surgery in her country. Her fingers are stumped and blue, and her feet are blue. Dacey plays well with other kids and her favorite toys are balls. Her caregiver said she is scared of strangers and usually gets quiet and cries around them. She likes to listen to music, particularly Chinese children’s songs. She can’t speak words, but sometimes she speaks sounds to herself. She can understand and follow directions and her caregiver says her intelligence is normal. She is very timid, but she likes to laugh. She is receiving rehab training everyday from her caregivers and is physically making gains. She can walk independently, so her caretakers now allow her to get out of her bed more often.

This precious child desperately needs a family that can get her the medical care she needs and to help her become all she can be.

Agency grant available.

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

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Yulia

Yulia update (2) Yulia update (1)Girl, born September 2010

PRC
Down syndrome

Her orphanage says her mental development is better among other children with Down syndrome; her physical and mental development is delayed compared to other normal children of her age. She is quiet, shy, gets along well with others. She is a cutie and has no other medical conditions. Her picture is about a year old; the agency is hoping for an updated photo soon.

Update:
She is a good eater, not picky with food. She gets up at 6:30am, and goes to bed at 9:00pm. She can understand what you said and response to the instructions. She can put her toy close to her ear and pretend it is a phone and talk . She can recognize some pictures with your help. She can walk, run, jump, climb up and down stairs.

She can eat by herself, but she may get food on the table. She can go to the toilet by herself if you remind her. She needs to wear diapers when she goes out. She can put on pants and shoes, and she can take them off. She is very active and lovely. When her foster father come home, she will get him his slippers and wait for his kiss. She likes to help foster mother to do housework, she will hold a dust cloth and clean here and there like her mother.

Videos available:

http://youtu.be/FAhTMQazR6g

http://youtu.be/Tho62egEELI

http://youtu.be/Pd1JtsiuTqQ

$5,025.97 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Kolby #65

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAKolby_smBoy, Age: 3
Diagnosis: Retrolental fibrodysplasia on both sides.

Kolby is blind but is with preserved intellect and is very smart and sweet!

Kolby can crawl and walk a few steps when held by hand of an adult. He is able to hold a toy that was passed to him. He recognizes familiar and unfamiliar voices. He repeats everything said by adults and is learning children songs. He is able to answer questions correctly with yes or no. He is able to raise himself around fixed support and to sit. He enjoys the proximity of a loved adult, he likes to be hugged. He prefers to play with rattles, creating strong noise by hitting them into objects. He has a positive attitude towards himself and the surrounding. He does not show any signs of aggression or autoaggression.

 

Update July 2014
Kolby is very beautiful and charming little boy who has a lot of potential!! If he has the chance to find and live in supporting family environment – with a loving, caring family, who helps him show and develop his potential, he has the abilities to achieve a lot. He is just 4 and he can speak, walk and freely lead a dialog with adults. This child just needs someone, who will love and direct him and then I am more than sure that growing up he will have more independent and free life – life that everyone needs and deserves. He memorizes very quick, his intellectual capacity is very good. This child is looking for contact and socialization most of the time – just because he is motivated by himself, he needs it. He misses one of the most important sense that can master skills and information with (his vision), but he has fully preserved intellectual capacity, as well as auditory. He can achieve a lot if he finds his family forever, who will support, help and show him how to master new, and more and more skills. This child really needs his chance for better future, full of love and care that will help him to be complete adult in the future!
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.

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Hallie

HallieGirl, born January 2004
PRC
Post op Congenital heart defect, Cognitive Delays

 

Hallie’s Chinese name implies that she came to the orphanage during the spring festival and that she will become a person of outstanding talent. We already think she is pretty special!

On May 30, 2005, Hallie was operated on for her heart condition. The surgery was successful.

Hallie attends kindergarten at the orphanage. At first, Hallie was a little bit shy, sat on her little chair and didn’t speak much. It was hard for her to adjust herself to the new group and environment, and to communicate with teachers and classmates. With help and encouragement from her teachers, Hallie is becoming more lively and active, willing to play with the other children and play outdoors. She also enjoys motor-development activities.

In November 2007, Hallie went to live with a foster family. She has received all possible care and love from her foster parents, sisters and brothers, and has healthy physical development. Hallie can eat by herself at home, put on her clothes and shoes by herself, and help adults placing chairs around the dining table. When her little sisters and brothers cry, she also acts like an adult to humor them. Hallie is good and kind by nature. Hallie is quiet, and loves music, books, games and toys, especially the cloth dolls. She is very sociable.

From a family who recently met her: “SWEET SWEET GIRL!!! She is a doll!! She totally understood our questions and answered accordingly…PRECIOUS!!”

Hallie has a $2000 agency grant available.

$9.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Gabe

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Gabe (2)Boy, born December 2008
PRC
Blind

Gabe participates in a program that provides high quality care and education for orphans who are blind or visually impaired. Gabe was only 18 months when he first arrived and he was terrified. He didn’t want to leave his ayi, and would cry whenever she put him on the floor. He didn’t smile a single time his first week. He didn’t speak at all, but would only cry if he wanted something. He enjoyed playing by himself with a few toys, but didn’t care to interact with the other children. He also didn’t want to walk. He has had both eyes removed due to Retinoblastoma, but he is cancer free now! He has two prosthetic eyes.After a short time, Gabe began to get used to his new environment. He started smiling all the time and began to enjoy exploring his new home. At first he walked incorrectly, but with the patient help of his ayis, he can now walk and run normally. He quickly learned that adults liked it when he showed affection, so he started hugging everyone all the time. Gabe has learned to talk, get his own water, eat by himself, and other self help skills. He is a fast learner and did so well in his last class that he moved up to be with the older kids. He has lots of energy and is learning how to sit still without fidgeting during his lessons. He has been using a cane to walk with and he walks very confidently – he has excellent skills in orientation and mobility. It has been amazing to see Gabe learn and grow. He is an amazing boy!

$288.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Robbie

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Robbie (2)Boy, born April 2010
PRC
Low Vision

Robbie is a bundle of fun! He loves to jump, play, talk and sing and he really likes being silly. He is learning how to do a lot of self help skills for the first time, such as changing his shoes, putting on clothes and he practices fine motor skills with lots of different activities and objects. He is very sweet and he loves attention. Robbie is in a primary school class with other children who have low vision. Robbie receives services from an organization that provides high quality care and education for orphans who are blind or have low vision. His teachers fell that Robbie could easily go to a mainstream school and learn with sighted children. He is waiting for a family that he can be silly with and who will help him continue his great progress.

$4.73 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Linny

Linny 3Linny (2)

Guardian AngelGirl, born Feb 2010
PRC
Post-operative meningocele/paralyzed on one side

Linny is a beautiful little 3 year old whose original diagnosis was Congenital meningocele. After having surgery she was developing normal physically and mentally. At 21 months old she was admitted to the hospital with a severe head injury for which she needed surgery. She is now paralyzed on her right side. She can no longer speak and can not walk.

She is introvert, limbs, intelligence and language development is slow. Her left hand can hold milk bottle to drink. She can understand what adults said, and their facial expressions. She can communicate with others by eyesight. She can response to the sound who called her.

Staff will make her rehabilitation training everyday. She likes toys with sound, and likes music.

$3165.30 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Olen

31021075254 Olen (2)Boy, born May 2013

Down syndrome

 

Oh what a lovely baby boy!  His deep dark eyes, and his hand reaching out — he needs a loving family!

 

Olen will be available for adoption in summer 2014.

$2,129.68 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Paige

Paige2a

Paige4aGirl, born Dec 2009
PRC
Post operative Hydrocephalus

 

Beautiful little Paige was found roadside as a newborn. An update in March of 2013 stated that Paige could not stand or walk on her own. Her hearing is good and she understands what is said to her, but she does not yet speak. Paige likes to interact with other children and also likes to smile and laugh. This precious little girl needs a family who is prepared to deal with some unknowns as Paige may have some significant delays. She needs a family to give her a chance to thrive and blossom.

$18.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Quentin #HP

Quentin Photo 1 rec. Jul-2013-croppedBoy, Born January 2012

Down syndrome

 

Quentin was born prematurely, but is now considered physically healthy.   Quentin’s development is delayed, but at 16 months old he could sit with support, creep on his stomach, reach for and play with toys, and respond to his name.   Quentin is happy, curious, and expressive, clearly enjoying contact with adults and physical affection.   He tracks sights and sounds and responds properly to the tone of voice in which someone speaks to him.  Quentin cannot yet stand, walk, imitate sounds, or feed himself.  Additional photos and reports are available upon request.

 

Married couples and single moms welcome.  Older parents and large families welcome.  Only one parent has to travel.

$0.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Scarlett

Scarlett Photo 2 March 2014Scarlett Photo 7 rec. 3-6-13-croppedGirl, Born September 2012

Down syndrome, CHD

 

Beautiful Scarlett was born in September of 2012 with Down syndrome and a heart defect.   She reacts to sounds, follows objects, smiles when being talked to and eats and sleeps well. She currently lacks head control and has low muscle tone.

Update March 2014:

Beautiful Scarlett was born in September of 2012 with Down Syndrome and a heart defect. She reacts to sounds, follows objects with her eyes, and eats and sleeps well. Scarlett is an active child who plays with toys and insistently demands attention She is smiley and content when she receives it.

Additional photos, videos and medical information available from the agency upon request.

 

Update July 2014:  Scarlett can now sit unassisted, stand with stable support, but does not yet walk.  At this time, she is not very active and does not play much with other children.  Scarlett’s heart defect is expected to close on its own as she grows older.
Video from July 2014 available for review by interested families.

$530.80 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Evan

Evan Photo 3 rec. 1-22-13-cropped
Boy, Born September 2011
Down syndrome

 

Sweet Evan was born in September of 2011 at 34 weeks premature.   He is currently able to turn to the side and roll to his stomach and back, but is not able to sit up yet.   He is described as a very joyful, smiley and happy boy.   He likes to play with toys and responds when being spoken to.   He does not yet make sounds on his own.

Additional photos, video and report available from the agency, upon request.

$1198.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Vaughan

Vaughan Photo 4 Apr-2013Vaughan-2014Boy, Born February 2012

Down syndrome

 

Brown hair, brown eyed Vaughan was born in February of 2012 with Down syndrome.  He has an infectious smile and big brown eyes.

Update April 2013: What a sweet and active boy. He always wants to play and brings your attention on him. He is very smiley and very happy boy. He moves a lot and likes to play with toys. He can roll over and sits up with support. He babbles. He eats and sleeps well and does not get sick very often.

Update July 2014: Vaughan continues to be an active, alert and happy child who loves to dance.  He walks, climbs, sits up, points, understands instructions, and finds ways to communicate his needs.  Vaughan babbles and is described as an all around fun kid.
Even though Vaughan was born prematurely at 36 weeks gestation, he is very healthy.  It is reported that he does not have a heart defect and currently requires no special care.

$1,103.10 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Asher

Asher Photo 2 May-2013Boy, Born January 2012
Down syndrome

 

Brown haired, brown eyed Asher was born in January of 2012. He has been diagnosed with Down syndrome. He is able to push up while on his stomach and roll over from stomach to back.

Update for January 2013: Our agency staff representative visited Asher in January and provided the following update. Asher was taken for a cardiologist examination where he was diagnosed with a heart defect.   An operation was performed where they closed the patent ductus arteriosus.   At present time Asher is doing very well.  Although he cannot sit up and stand, he is a very active boy.  He is friendly, reacts to people when they talk to him, smiles back.  He likes to play with toys.   He sleeps and eats well.

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

$3691.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Callie

Callie Photo 2 April 2014 - April 2014 cropCallie Photo 1 2014 - April 2014Girl, Born 2006

** Two birth dates were provided to the agency, and the second birth date of Sept 2006 was confirmed twice from record provided by Ministry Of Justice. **

Down syndrome, strabismus (surgically corrected in 2011)

 

Blonde hair, blue eyes, fair skin beauty!   Callie is the funniest child that loves to sing songs, make bread, attend camp and ride ponies.   She has Down syndrome and was born in 2003.    Her strabismus was surgically corrected in 2011.   Callie is such a smart little girl who also loves her dolls and cell phones.  Callie can speak and understand two languages, including English!   If you like to have fun, make puzzles, build Legos and read books, Callie is happy to join you!

Update 2014:
Callie is a beautiful and funny girl who likes to sing and dance and who easily makes friends. Callie is communicative, speaking clearly in two languages, one of them English. She has an extensive vocabulary, tells stories, recites poems by heart, and remembers places and names.

Callie eats and drinks, dresses and undresses, and brushes her teeth independently. She is potty-trained and a very tidy, organized girl who makes her own bed and puts away her toys without help.  Callie attends school and her teacher describes her as an attentive and good student. She recognizes numbers and 30 letters as well as colors.

Callie would be a wonderful addition to a loving family!   MARRIED COUPLES ONLY.

 

$5,000.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Faith

Faith Photo 3 Apr-2013Girl, Born August 2010

Down syndrome

Faith was born in August of 2010 and has been diagnosed with Down syndrome. She has been seen by a cardiologist and the report shows that she has no cardiac concerns or problems. Faith is very active; she can walk holding onto a stable object and likes to listen to music. She is a somewhat serious little girl who makes sounds, recognizes her caretakers and smiles when teased.

From an adopting family who met her in January of 2013: “While visiting with our little girl [at the same orphanage] we had the pleasure of getting to spend time with sweet “Faith”. She is such a delightful little girl with the most amazing smile. She loves to be held, touch your hands and listen to music. She is not defined by her diagnosis and shows true determination for life. She is such a happy little girl and is waiting patiently for her forever family who will give her the chance to reach her full potential.”

Additional photos, videos and medical information available upon request.

$2,730.33 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

 

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Chance

Chance Photo 7 Jun-2013Boy, Born September 2012

 

Sweet Chance was born in September of 2012 with Down syndrome. It is unknown whether he has issues with this heart, as he is awaiting an appointment with a cardiologist at this time. He smiles and laughs when entertained. He makes sounds and takes toys. When being talked to he reacts but it is a bit delayed. He sleeps and eats well.   He is developing slowly, but you can see his progress. He is a very sweet boy who is loved by everybody.   His caretakers love him very much and there is also a volunteer who spends a lot of time with him at his orphanage.

Additional photos, video and medical information are available upon request.

MARRIED COUPLES ONLY.

 

$1665.06 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Shandler

Shandler (2)Shandler (1)Boy, born December 2011
PRC
unilateral aural atresia (a small unformed ear), radial club arm, right hernia.

Isn’t Shandler a sweetheart? Just look at the new photo of him all filled out and looking so healthy! Here is what his orphanage staff say about him:
“Little Shandler is fairly quietly and some times a little impatient, even the time before drinking milk. At ordinary time, he is very obedient and is very close to the grandmother. He will smile at her as long as he sees her. He likes to watch little brothers and sisters play games very much, as seems that he wants to take part in it. He likes the little rattle toys very much and likes to explore it.”

Sounds like Shandler is just missing one thing— a FAMILY.

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

 

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Trenton

TrentonBoy, born January 2002
PRCTrenton2
Cerebral Palsy

 

Trenton is outgoing, clever and smart. He is friendly and gets along with other children well. He likes to watch ‘Warrior Armor’ on TV. He loves it when someone helps him with a puzzle or building blocks. Trenton is very good at expressing his emotions using the correct way. His caretakers know that he will make a family very happy. Are you ready to add this budding builder to your family?

Trenton has a $5,000 agency grant available.

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

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Benson

BensonBoy, born August 23, 2001
PRC
Mental delays

Benson needs to be adopted PRIOR to his birthday in August 2015!

Benson is outgoing, social and enjoys playing basketball with other children and the game of dropping the handkerchief. He is self-confident and loves being praised for doing a good job. He enjoys going to parks or going shopping. Benson is a happy child and the caretakers all love him. Can’t you see him shooting hoops in his own backyard?

Benson has a $5,000 agency grant available.

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

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York

York (1) York (2)Boy, born Feb 2006
PRC
Post-op hydrocephalus

York was found abandoned at the age of 2 1/2 years old. He is a very clever, outgoing, and active child and can learn fast. York has good self care skills and he can put on clothes and shoes, fold the quilt and have a meal alone, and can also help other children to do something what they can’t do, such as pass the toy to them or sing for them. In school he listens to the teacher and is learning well. He also has learned some English and he likes to sing English children’s songs.

By the way, he is quite the little singer and loves to perform when guests come. York performs for them happily, which always bring laughter and joy for everyone. his caretakers state that he is so excellent, so happy, so strong, which can’t help making us send the most enthusiastic applause for him. York would love to have a family to perform for and sing with. Are you ready to add this little star to your family?

$40.50 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Susan

SUSAN 4Girl, born January 2010
PRC
Down syndrome

You had me at the “pig-tails”!  Oh, this sweet cutie is a bundle of JOY!  Susan is 3 year old and has been lovingly fostered by a grandmother.  This little girl has had one on one attention from her foster family to help her catch up with others her age!  She is walking, going to a small school, playing games and singing in performances with other children.  You can see her smile is infectious and her eyes are full of wonder! She can express goodbye by waving her hands and knows to go to toilet using the bed pan. She plays games of hand in hand and can make a circle with older sisters; she is always happy when she plays games.

 

$3100.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Ruthanne

Ruth (1)ping ru_6 July 2011
PRC
Down syndrome

Oh my goodness, look into this sweet face and see the possibilities!

Little Ruthanne has had several months of rehabilitation at a care center near her orphanage. She is making huge strides in motor development and her personality is shining through! She can clap, make funny faces, and make sounds when hearing her name called by the caretaker. She can imitate sounds and she likes to listen to music and play toys. She is able to sit up alone and loves showing off her personality with games! Ruthanne is looking for her family….could it be you?

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$1237.54 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Hale

Hale (3)Hale (5)Boy, born January 2011
PRC
Down syndrome

 

The little one is ready to roll!  Hale enjoys public dances and goes to strangers willingly.  He loves to see people’s reactions to his noise making.  He is curious and he likes to go to noisy places.  Hale is a little shy with strangers; but, he is outgoing and active with other children. He loves to explore and participate in  group games. He is walking and has begun potty training at his foster home.  Can’t you see this beautiful boy as part of your family?

$670.25 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Cade (L)

Cade B 319Boy, born July 2007
Vision issues – weak vision in both eyes; inborn high level of shortsightedness with the degeneration symptoms in the background of the eye.  Specific mixed developmental disorder

Cade is very loving, non-conflict child and friendly. When he faces difficulty, he asks for help from a child or an adult. Very careful in the environment he is not familiar with. Cade is taught according to the individual program, always performs his tasks, asks a lot of questions. Has knowledge and visualizations of the environment he is at and further from him, about the people as well. Is good singer, likes to read poems, is able to speak about his experience.

Cade is a very active child, his movement is in co-ordination and balance. He eats without help and is clean, can undress himself, while dressing up – needs a minimum of help from an adult.

Cade likes to draw and play pretend.

$2500.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Jonny

jonny updated picture feb 2014JonnyBoy, born August 2003
PRC

Crossed eye, repaired club feet, Bell’s palsy

Jonny is outgoing, clever and lovely. He is getting along with others well and can get along well with other children. His favorite activity is bouncing the ball and his favorite toy is Ultra-Man toy. When someone plays on the seesaw and slide he is happy. He is fond of listening to music. With the guidance of his teacher, he can do morning exercise following the music, and do some simple dance movements. He is happy to help others and knows to care about others; he is willing to help others. Under the care and loving of everyone, he grows healthily and happily. Everyone expects he will have loving parents soon.

Jonny has a $5,000 agency grant and his orphanage donation will be reduced, possibly even waived completely.

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

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Antonio

AntonioBoy, born Dec 2005
PRC
Deaf

Antonio is outgoing, active and lovely. Sometimes he will get upset, but after some teasing and reassuring, he is fine. Usually he is optimistic, likes to take part in the games to play different roles, and can feel happy with everyone in the games. He likes watching cartoons, and in particular when he watches the funny picture, he will laugh happily. His caretakers love him and he is growing up healthily and happily.

Antonio is a lovable boy who likes dancing and performing. He can get frustrated because he has difficulty communicating, which is normal for a deaf child with no formal means of language. Just think how his world could open up when he learns sign language. Will you be the one to help expand his world?  His caretakers are hoping he finds a family soon.

Antonio also has an additional grant of $5000 available from the agency.

$45.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Ryleigh

riley7Girl, born Oct. 2008
PRC
Congenital Heart Defect

Look at this cutie! Ryleigh is a sweet 4 year old girl. She is a quiet girl who is doing well with her foster family. She attends school and gets along well with other children.

Ryleigh makes friends easily and everyone hopes to find a forever family to love her! Are you ready to scoop her up?

Ryleigh also has an additional grant of $2000 available from the agency.

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

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Yule

yuleupdatedpicture2march2014Boy, born Dec 2009Yule (2)
PRC
Down syndrome, Congenital heart defect

 

This handsome little guy likes to giggle when he plays. He was found outside a hotel gate when he was 6 months old. He is able to walk holding an adults hand and knows simple words, but has difficulty with correct sound production.

Yule is an outgoing little guy who likes to play with other children and will share his toys.He likes to play with cars and blocks and loves to listen to music.His caretakers describe him as an unforgettable good child and hope he finds a family soon. Are you ready to snuggle or play cars with this sweet little boy?

$4,277.80 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Flora

FloraFlora (1)Girl, born Feb 2011
PRC
Down syndrome

Just look at this little beauty! Flora was found under a tree at the tender age of 3 weeks old. She is able to take a few steps on her own and can walk around using a baby walker toy. She loves to smile and listen to music. She is able to stack a block on top of another, follow simple directions and is imitating adults words.

Flora gets along well with other children and enjoys playing with other children. This princess is adored by her caretakers and they hope she finds a family soon. Are you ready to scoop her up and dance to the music with her?

$45.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Harvey

Harvey HarveyBoy, born Aug 2008
PRC
Repaired cleft lip and palate, ptosis and corneal white spot on right eye, subarachnoid hemorrhage

Harvey is postoperative for clef lip and clef palate, which healed well. His intellectual and body development are reported as normal. He attends the preschool program at the orphanage and the last report at the age of 3 years and a half states that he can is toilet trained and has strong self-care ability. He is outgoing and gets along with others well. He likes to play and study with his classmates, especially on the slide, seesaw, and riding tricycles. Harvey has rhythm, and loves to dance. He is waiting to dance into his forever families heart.

From an adoptive mama that met him July 2013:
Harvey has a lot of personality and is very alert. He is very communicative and has no delays there at all.  He loves to help other students in the classroom and his gross motor skills are very good.

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

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Miles

MilesBoy, born January 2002
PRC
hydrocele, mild mental delays
Miles is a tender and shy boy who needs encouragement when he is in a new place. He is quiet until you get to know him, but then you will find he is very clever! He is gifted at drawing, and he is very curious to learn new things. Miles gets along well with other children and is able to develope close relationships with his caretakers. He needs a family to call his very own.

A $5,000 agency grant is available, and his orphanage donation has been reduced and could possibly be waived completely.

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

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Reno

Reno 201430706161738 (2)Boy, born April 2011

Congenital heart disease: perimembranous ventricular septum defect, congenital atrial septum defect, minor pulmonary valve stenosis

crossed eyes, ptosis (droopy eyelid), both sides inguinal testis, delay of psychological and speech development.

 

From a family who met him, summer 2014:
He is very small but he does not let it stop him. He can run and climb and say names. He played very well with other children. I never witness him being aggressive to other children. Every time we came to visit he would run up and put his arms up to be held. I would stroke his check and say his name then he was off to the races. He would make an awesome son! The orphanage is so nice. The playground facility was top notch and the nannies were so nice. We were able to interact with all of the children in our daughter’s group which I found to be a huge plus. We got to see first hand how he played and got along with other children

 

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

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Hicks

Hicks (1)Hicks (2)Boy, born August 2008
PRC
Cerebral dysgenesis,bilateral rhinopsia

 

Hicks was found abandoned when he was just shy of his second birthday. He has normal vision with mild bilateral rhinopsia (strabismus) and also has cerebral dysgenesis(ie- some abnormal brain development).

He is an outgoing little boy who loves to smile and hug. He finds great joy in going to the park and going for walks. Hicks longs for a family who will include him in their family walks and park outings.

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

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Pepe

photoboyBoy, born 2006
CO-HSA
Mental delays, coming from an indigenous community.

 

As of this little boy’s report evaluation when he was five years and nine months old, he was thriving in his foster home with a foster mom and other children in that home unrelated to him. Pepe has been in this foster home since December of 2011 when he had lesions characterized as a form of erythema. Pepe belonged to an indigenous community but was removed because of his physical condition so that he could be available for adoption. Because of his indigenous background, this little boy will likely not be adopted within his country and for this reason is available for adoption internationally.

Pepe had 7 biological siblings but has not had any contact or relationship with them. This child was diagnosed with moderate mental delays and his report describes that his facial features resemble that of Down Syndrome. He was placed in adoption because he was being severely neglected and was in a poor physical state regarding his lack of good nutrition.

Pepe’s report from just before he turned 6 shows that he was at a low height and weight for his age and had poor communication skills. He is reported to have difficulty learning as characterized by his low concentration/attention abilities, low language ability, low expressive and comprehensive communication skills and delays in kinesthetic movement. He is reported to be easily confused by questions and does not answer questions at the level of other children his age.

Nevertheless, Pepe’s picture shows a very happy and engaging face. He reportedly loves animals and plays well with children who are younger than him. He also enjoys watching TV and playing ball, along with other fun activities that require movement. While frustration and inability to communicate can influence him to become aggressive at times, in general, Pepe is reported to be a very affectionate, caring, warm and good-natured little boy.

Photo available from the agency, for serious inquiries.

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. The agency anticipates they’ll have his file for 3-6 months.

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Mark (Latin America)

Boy, Born August 2006
Down syndrome

UPDATE Nov 2013:  Mark is doing well, and his overall health is good!!   

We did not receive any information on the treatment he received for leukemia — but GOOD HEALTH is GREAT news!!

UPDATE December 2012:   It has been determined that sweet Mark is also battling leukemia.  We are waiting for additional medical testing and details, but PLEASE pray for him and help us find his forever family!  THANK GOD for a new photo, he has grown so much!   Trying to get his new photo in a larger size, but SO glad to finally have one!   Mark is up and walking and doing SO well!   Updated info coming soon!

 

609-02 This gentle boy has smooth, baby soft skin. He has dark skin and dark hair, potentially from an African/black parent. He is just darling, with a round chubby face. He was born on 8/2006. He enjoys playing with toys and with other children. His legs are rather weak so he scoots around quickly to reach his destination. He smiles brightly when he is spoken to. He waits for his loving family because he has Down syndrome. His family will be so lucky to be able to help this angel reach his fullest potential!

$11,198.10 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Joey

Joey1Joey_Fall2009Boy, born November 2006
PRC
Congenital Heart Defect

 

Joey’s file is outdated (from 2009).  He has had one surgery on his heart. He is introverted and loves his nanny.  He loves to be cuddled and play with cars.

There is an advocate who has been following him for about 2 yrs and is willing to talk to anyone who is seriously considering the adoption of Joey.  There is also a video available for serious inquiries.

$522.90 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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