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Congratulations to all of these beautiful and deserving children who have now found committed adoptive families through Reece’s Rainbow!
 
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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!

Noble

Noble-UkraineBoy, born March 2013

Down syndrome

 

$1738.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Phineas

Phineas (2) Phineas (1)Guardian AngelBoy, born Oct 2008
PRC
Spina bifida (postoperative),
fracture (postoperative, left lower limb),
club feet(postoperative),
delays (diagnosed by IQ test on a toddler)

 

Phineas is four years old.   Despite the mention of a low IQ, his file says he is very clever. He was abandoned at one year old, and had already had his spina bifida surgery. He is now able to walk and has good self care abilities. He attends kindergarten. He likes to play outside and with toy planes. Can you imagine his delight if he could actually ride on a real airplane with his forever family?

$315.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Ava and Mia

Ava MiaSisters age 5 and 3

Gorgeous girls!

 

The older girl has a malformation in her hip. She walks, she runs, but she does have a noticeable limp.

The younger girl has been diagnosed as having ‘small eyes’. Some children with this problem are blind but she can see. She runs and plays and a casual observer would not think that she has a vision problem. But, up close you can see her turning her head to the side and really concentrating when she wants to see something.

Ava Mia May 19 2013

$450.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Zach

Zach (2)Boy, born August 2005
HIV

 

Zach is in the smallest group and is an easygoing and loveable child. He is eager to help out and listens well. Everyone in his facility adores him. He loves to learn new things and is eager to do so. While he still hasn’t gone to school, he knows how to read. Zach wants to go to school and he knows that kids go to school to learn how to read and write. He knows his alphabet and numbers. He says he has friends and loves to play on his computer and play soccer. He wants to be a construction worker when he grows up.

 

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

 

$1269.25 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Armando

Armando (4)Armando

This little guy is about six years old.  He was found abandoned in 2009 and police were unable to locate his family.

He’s been diagnosed with Down syndrome and is developmentally delayed.

He is described as a cute boy and he likes to play with his peers. He knows some simple words and understands and follows some instructions from adults. He needs a family who can provide him with the love and support he lacked in his early life.

Update June 2013:
Our family met this little guy in January 2012 & then again in January 2013. He is a sweetie. He is very independent and very mobile. I chased him all around the playground. He loved the games on our iPhone’s & enjoyed looking at pictures. He understands adults and is very loving. We were told he goes to a kindergarten school. He is super bright, a loves to laugh. He definitely has the stubborn, “I’m not done playing on your phone” attitude typical with our little DS lovies. He was very loving & really enjoyed our teenage girls & our younger boys. I think he would settle in easily into a family. This orphanage is very organized, structured and he is blessed to be there. BUT HE. NEEDS. A. FAMILY.

$669.60 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Shawna

ShawnaGirl, born March 2009
PRC
Shawna just turned 4 and has Down syndrome.

Shawna is living in foster family and has built a really good attachment with them. She likes to be close to her foster parents and they love her very much.

Shawna is introverted and quiet. She likes imitating the actions of adults. At home, when her foster mother is doing housework, Shawna will get a cloth to clean somewhere following her mother. She also likes listening to music; when she sees children singing and dancing on TV, she will shake her hips with the music. Shawna also likes drawing, scribbling and writing.

She likes playing with other children, and can get along well with them. She can take care of herself, and in daily life she can express her needs, and the teachers, aunts and mother can understand her meaning.  She can take care of herself, and she can eat without help. Shawna knows how to use the bathroom and she can put on and take off clothes and shoes.

$13.05 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Abraham #59-3

AbrahamAge: 3
Diagnosis: Combined defect (cleft lip, soft palate and hard palate) – surgically corrected, delays in development

Abraham has had 6 surgeries to correct his cleft and palate issues. He makes some vocalizations, but does not have any developed speech at this time. He has well developed motor skills: walks, runs, goes up/down steps unassisted. He eats independently and drinks from a cup. His attention is unstable and he does not interact with the other children. He does interact with known adults, and has a 1:1 caregiver that spends time with him several days a week. He has been evaluated by a psychologist and diagnosed with moderate mental delays.

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

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Evan #65-2

DOB: 2008
Diagnosis: Craniostenosis
Family history: biological sibling has the same genetic condition

Evan is 3 years old. He is on a special diet due to episodes of vomiting that led to a diagnosis of a metabolism problem. He sits up, crawls, walks with assistance and enjoys being placed in a walker. He reaches for toys and plays with them for periods of time once they are given to him. He is making sounds and babbling, but does not yet have purposeful speech. He loves to interact with adults and will pout when they do not give him the desired attention. He imitates the actions of adults. He has a 1:1 caregiver that works with him daily.

 

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.

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

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Jaedon #3-91

JaedonDOB: 2010
Diagnosis: developmental delays
Jaedon does not have any specific diagnosed special needs or medical concerns. He has general delays in his development. He stands and walks with support, but prefers to crawl or stand up holding on to something. He will play with toys and is still learning how to manipulate them appropriately. He laughs when teased and gets excited with known adults enter a room. He studies new items intently and “explores” items by putting them in his mouth. He watches himself with interest in the mirror. He is babbling and pronouncing sound combinations. He has a good appetite and loves food that is sweet.
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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Kammy #69-2

DOB: 2007
Diagnosis: Alopecia; Developmental delays with behavior concerns

Kammy walks, runs, feeds herself, puts her own shoes on and washes her hands independently. She holds a pen and colors inside the lines when coloring. She plays appropriately with toys. Her speech has recently improved. She can say her name and several phrases and her level of understanding as also improved. She quickly memorizes songs. She constantly seeks out adults and engages them in order to get them to play with her. Her pretend play skills are developed and she will use toys to act out things she’s seen in the past. Her report indicates that she has been diagnosed with behavior problems and takes medication for behavior.  However, there is no mention of any negative behaviors or behavioral concerns in her developmental report.

 

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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Natalie

NatalieGirl, born Oct 2007
PRC
Cerebral Palsy

Natalie is a beautiful little girl who is 5 years old. She came into care when she was about 8 months old. Natalie’s motor skills were delayed, and she was diagnosed with CP. After living at the orphanage less than a year, she was moved to a CP Treatment Center. There, she received much needed PT and individual attention. After two years there, Natalie was able to take some steps assisted, speak fluent sentences, and express herself verbally.

That report was over a year ago, so we hope she has continued with her good progress! In some of her photos, Natalie appears to have strabismus (crossed eyes) that will need to be addressed when she comes home.

Natalie loves to play outdoors…her new family will need to be sure she has a swing set! Natalie is a sweet little girl, who has come so far already. Imagine what she could do with the love and support of her very own family!

$22.50 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Brandon #6-16

Brandon_2013Brandon

Age: 1
Diagnosis: Down syndrome

 

Brandon can sit up and stand with assistance. He shows an interest in toys and is learning to play with them appropriately. He plays peek-a-boo, laughs out loud when teased by adults and enjoys interacting with his caregivers. He eats from a bottle.

 

Photos and videos from May 2013 are available from the agency.

 

$9.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!
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Oscar

Oscar Oscar faceBoy, born January 2012
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 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Abby

Abby 2Girl, born June 2011
PRC

She has been diagnosed with right ear microtia, deformity of the right arm and hand, and post-operative cleft lip and palate. She has recovered well from her cleft lip and palate operation, which she received in October.

Abby is a cute and lovable little girl turning 2 years old this summer. Abby is growing healthily under the wonderful care of her caretaker. At 1 month, she had a good appetite and could turn to the direction of sound. At 2 months, she could sit up when leaning against the quilt. At 1 year old, she could roll on the bed and got her first tooth! She can also greet you with her right hand. Abby is a quiet, gentle girl that gives a shy smile when being held and kissed. All the caretakers are very fond of her and hope that she will enjoy the warmth and happiness of her forever family soon.

$22.50 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Anjie

Anjie (4)

Anjie (1)Girl, born May 2010
PRC
Congenital cataracts; developmental delay

Anjie is a smart, quiet and pretty little 2 year old girl. The aunts all like her very much enjoy taking care of her. They hope she can have a warm and happy family, a father and mother who will love her and care for her, so she can grow up happily. Her special need is congenital cataracts, and she also has a development delay most likely having to do with her vision impairment.

Anjie can squat on the bed with her hands holding on to the handrails. Most of the time, she likes to sit beside an auntie and listens to the auntie talking. She is not picky with food and has a good appetite. If you give her a toy with sounds, she will shake it happily and listen to it. She likes to take a bath and likes to listen to the sound of running water.

$90.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Temperance (L)

Temperance (2)Girl, born November 2008

Down syndrome, congenital heart defect, astigmatism

 

Temperance has made much progress.  She has low muscle tone, but continues to gain strength and make progress.

She’s very gentle, follows directions, strong willed, stubborn, more flexible than resistant. She communicates well and mimics others; makes good eye contact. So far no surgery on her heart is needed.  She does not uses any medication for her heart now and her physical activity shall not be limited in any way so far.

Additional medical information available from the agency.

$2217.99 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Marcia

GMarciairl, born December 2010
PRC
Down syndrome, extra digit

Marcia is a spunky, and very cute, little girl who is 2 years old. She came into care when she was about 4 months old. Marcia  has Down syndrome, and an extra thumb on her right hand. She is so sweet, and so full of life! Marcia has no known heart conditions.

She is out-going, and not afraid of strangers. She loves blocks and rattles. Marcia is crawling and can walk while holding the rails (as of March…she could be walking unassisted now). She can imitate actions, and loves to blow kisses! Marcia is very curious, according to her report. This was so good to see! She is attentive, and very interested in everything around her.

Marcia needs a family who will help her reach her full potential…we have no doubt there are great things ahead in this little girl’s life!

$85.50 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Fiori

Fiori

FioriGirl, born January 2011
PRC
Cerebral Palsy

 

Fiori was 8 months old when found abandoned and was able to lift her head gently, was unable to roll over or sit and was not able to communicate with eyesight. She was admitted to the rehabilitation center. She did rehabilitation training everyday in the hospital with massage. Now her health is improved. She can raise her head high, still can not turn over and sit alone, her limb motion is poor, her language is delayed compared to other children of her age, she can make some simple sounds. When you call her name, she can search for the origin. She is introverted, afraid of strangers, cries when strangers hug her; stays still when familiar people hug her.  She has good appetite.

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Erik

ErikBoy, born July 2009
PRC
TB damage to spine (post surgery) – recovered

 

Erik is a very handsome little boy who is almost 4 years old. He was found abandoned in front of a hotel near a train station when he was 3 years old. They discovered a bulge on his back, and it was causing him pain. He also had some weakness of his lower legs. Tests showed he had TB, and it had spread to his spine. Treatment began immediately, and they repaired the damaged vertebrae with titanium mesh and plate. The pain was gone, the strength in his legs returned, and he was on his way! Erik will take the TB meds for a full year (finishing this fall), with a re-check every so often.

He is doing great now…he is active, normal intelligence, very verbal  very mischievous…and just a wonderful little boy! Erik would do well with siblings of all ages, and with his generous nature, will be a son to be proud of! Please open your heart to this little boy!

$45.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Sutter

SutterBoy, born Feb 1998
Cerebral palsy

 

Sutter will turn 16 in FEB 2014.  A family must file specific paperwork PRIOR to his birthday, in order for him to be adopted.
Sutter is easygoing, organized

Sutter is a really smart boy. He likes to make puzzles and he can solve them really fast. His favorite game was copying a picture and rebuild it with little colored pins on a board with holes. If you try to fool him, he will say ‘no’ and start to laugh contagious. I’m sure that he would be able to participate in some kind of education.Sutter

 

He had several operations as a child, which improved his locomotion, but after his growth spurt he lost some of his mobility again. He tries to walk with crutches and he gets PT for it. With the right medical care I’m pretty sure he would be able to walk.

Some days he is really kind for the other children in his group and then he acts really helpful. Other moments he tries to get all the attention. He would do very well in a family, where he gets the attention he deserves.

Sutter becomes 15 this year. He needs a family committed to him before his 16th birthday, otherwise he will never be able to join a family, his chanced are gone then and then he is condemned to institution life for the rest of his life.

Additional photos and video available.  Married couples only, travel required.

$4912.90 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Kade

Kade (2)Kade (1)Boy, born July 2010
PRC
Extrophy of bladder

He can pick up pills with thumb and index finger deftly, can walk and run well, can chase and play with children in the yard. He can go up and down with holding, can hold the pen to scribble, can pick out toy blocks from the cup, can bang the toys together, can build a tower of 4 blocks, can cover the box, can turn the book twice, can speak phrases of 2 words, can understand the meaning of “NO”, can respond to other’s asking for some objects and can cooperate when put on the clothes. He can point out eyes, ears, nose, mouth and hands, can express his willing.

He is extroverted, active and open.

 

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Faith

FaithGirl, born June 2007
PRC
Delayed mental development, congenital mild cleft upper palate

Faith is 5 years old, she goes to kindergarten like other kids. She knows 1-5 numerals so far, can recite 3-4 songs. She can speak daily use words. Seeing other kids break the rules, she would put up her hands and report to teachers. She can’t speak clearly, but could be understood. She can have meals, dress, zip, button and wash face and feet by herself. She loves to be beautiful, likes clothes with colorful background instead of just one color. She likes to play in the park, she cheers, jumps like a happy bird when she reaches the park. She doesn’t like to stay home and watch TV, when she is upset, she pouts her lips and ignore others; when her requirements are satisfied, she smiles immediately. In the kindergarten, she performs good and cooperate with the teachers actively.

Faith is optimistic, shows affection initially.

$153.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Davin #390 OD

390_PhotoBoy, born March 2003

This 10-year-old boy is in good physical and neuropsychological development, despite his congenital bone malformations. He has several innate bone malformations: narrow shoulder girdle; distanced asymmetric mammillas; left arm – forearm aplasia with two finger rudiments; rights arm – hypoplasia of the wrist with syndactyly; legs – his feet are underdeveloped.   He is very friendly and enjoys drawing and telling stories.
He is expressive, ambitious, sensitive and has a sense of dignity. At times he might be stubborn. He has a very charming sense of humor.

He keeps on asking everyday if there is finally an adoptive family for him and he looks forward to meeting his Mommy and Daddy.

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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Harbin

30419222151Boy, May 2011
Cerebral palsy, symptomatic epilepsy (secondary generalized seizures), optic nerve atrophy, crossed eyes.

 

Hello, sweet baby!  Aren’t you just precious?

Large families welcome; married couples only.

$2196.50 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

 

 

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Anders

30421103420Boy, Sept 2012
Congenital cleft lip and palate with sucking and swallowing disorders, open arterial duct of minimal sizes, open oval window

Anders is still so young — he needs medical intervention!

 

Large families welcome; married couples only.  Travel required.

$148.50 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

 

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Gideon

Gideon1Boy, born March 2010
PRC
Mild Cerebral Palsy

Gideon is a very handsome 3 year old boy who has been in care since he was an infant. He has been diagnosed with CP, which seems to affect his lower legs. He is able to stand while holding onto something (as of last August), so walking is a good possibility! Gideon’s development improved greatly when he began receiving rehab from a hospital in March 2011. With his improvement in that period of time, who knows what he will be able to do with one-on-one therapy here in the States?

Gideon’s fine motor skills are good, his gross motor still needs some work, and his speech will need work, too. Gideon does not need any help, however, with his personality! He is a charming little guy who loves people, loves to play, and enjoys watching cartoons! Gideon is a sweet little guy who will thrive with the love of a family and a bit more therapy.

 

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Hudson

Hudson Hudson 2Boy, born June 2010
PRC
Down syndrome

Hudson was abandon at the age of 1 yrs. At the age of 1 year and 3 months, he can eat biscuit without help, can walk with one hand holding onto supports, and can crawl with abdomen on the floor, and can make sound of en en and ah ah. At the age of 1 year and 6 months he can stand up to walk with hands propping up the floor and walks steadily; he would wave his arms when he is happy and shouts ah ah. Every time when the door is open, he would run out fast. At 2 years old, and is able to play games with children, walks freely and says goodbye by waving his hands. He is extroverted, fond of playing with toys, has good physical development and well-balanced.

$190.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Melia

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAGirl, born September 2007
PRC
Down syndrome, congenital heart defect, pigeon chest

Melia is a quiet and personal child. She has round face with pink skin and is a adore child. She was abandoned at 28 months old.

At the age of 4 years, she can walk alone, and can call mother when she has needs; she can distinguish the right and wrong of children’s behavior. When she knows other child makes a mistake, she would hold mother’s hand to the front of that child, and say “ he is not obedient”, and then points to herself and says “Melia is obedient, and mom likes me.” She likes to hold a pen with full hand and scribbles and can turn book pages one by one.

In the update from July 2012, she can play and chase in the playground at outdoors with children while handing in hand. She can imitate mother’s building a tower of blocks, can build a car with small blocks and big blocks, and after finishing she would say “mom, it’s car”. She likes singing some simple children’s songs with children, knows to care about children, takes the toy for them; when she sees other children running at the nose, she would help them to clean. She can put on and take off clothes, shoes and socks alone; she can go to toilet without help and can have a meal alone.

$1185.50 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Damion #64-3

DamianBoy, DOB: 2005

Damion was born premature and had a shunt placed when he was a year old. Testing in 2012 indicated that the shunt is no longer operational and is not needed. Since it was not needed, no repairs to it were done. Damion is also reported to have strabismus and is taking medication for ADHD.

Damion is about to celebrate his 8th birthday.  His wish is to have a family of his very own.

Damion currently lives in a family style group home where he is thriving. Recently, an American family went there to visit the child that they are adopting and Damion requested a meeting with them, during which he asked them to please help him to find a family just for him. He even wrote a letter to his future family.

Damion has lived in the group home for over a year. Since being in this setting he’s made tremendous progress. IQ testing indicates that he is in the “average” range of intelligence though he is considered mildly delayed. He has been receiving intensive therapy and instruction to assist him in catching up on the skill areas that were delayed. He walks, runs, rides a bicycle, talks in complete sentences, asks and answers questions, takes care of self-help related tasks independently (washing hands, going to the bathroom, etc). He enjoys writing letters and the director reports that he enjoys spending time in his room working on his handwriting, practicing his numbers, drawing and watching TV. There are 2 adults at the group home that he is particularly bonded to. He spends a great deal of time with these adults and talks often with them about his hopes and dreams for his future. He goes on errands with these adults to go shopping and such. He acts very appropriately in public settings. The director reports that he is now much more able to control the hyper active behaviors that he initially demonstrated when he moved in to the group home. He understands the difference between good/bad and right/wrong and can appropriately explain the consequences for certain actions.

From the family who met him in April 2013:

He is very creative, smart, motivated and friendly. He loves to act like a grown up and help the director of his group home with daily tasks. He is the oldest child in his group home, so the director and other staff enjoy taking him on walks and to run errands. He wants a family very badly and asked if we could help him find a family. He did say he loves speaking his native language, but thinks he could learn a new language too. When I asked him what he would want his new family to know, his first response was “I like ice cream.” He quickly followed that up with liking fruit and rice. He wants to be a police officer and a doctor when he grows up. He would make an amazing son to any family. He likes dogs and would love to have one of his own. He had my translator write a letter to his future family “I want to have a family because I love the family. I would like to have a mummy and a daddy who I will love.” Then he signed it to make it official.

Additional photos and videos of Damion 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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Nettie #226

DOB: 2005
Diagnosis: delays with no specific diagnosed special needs

Nettie was raised by her family after birth. She was placed in an orphanage at 13 months old and transferred to another orphanage for older children when she was 4 years old. Her gross motor skills are well developed. She walks, runs, kicks a ball and plays sports. She can dress and undress herself and put her shoes on and off. She folds her clothes and is learning to make her bed. She washes her hands and brushes her teeth. She feeds herself, but does not yet clean up after herself after meals. She plays appropriately with toys and participates in games with other children. She sometimes have a difficult time understanding the rules of the games. She colors with colored pencils. She understands everything that is said to her and follows simple verbal directions. Her speech is significantly delayed and her inability to communicate with the staff and other children cause great frustration. She is hyperactive and moves quickly between activities. It is difficult for her to learn due to her lack of focus and hyperactive behavior. She is described as impulsive with non-purpose driven behaviors. She has a difficult time “warming up” to strangers and is very attached to familiar staff. A very detailed psychological report is available.

UPDATE 2013:

She has moderate mental delay. Her physical development is normal. She walks stably and takes part in the gymnastics activities. She goes up and down the stairs stably. Good coordination of the legs and the arms.She can dress and undress, put on and off her shoes. She also tidies up her clothes on a chair. She has delayed speech development. She understands the meaning of words and sentences but it is difficult for her to pronounce sounds and words,  She can’t yet focus her attention on a given object even for a short time; she doesn’t have the required discipline.

$337.87 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Tommy #11-11

DOB: 1999
Diagnosis: Down syndrome

No, the date of birth is not a typo, this little boy is THIRTEEN.

Tommy looks like a healthy little 2 year old boy with chubby cheeks and chunky legs.

The reality is that at 12 years old he weighed just 26 pounds.  Tommy is in an orphanage where the children receive only the most basic care and very little stimulation or opportunity to grow and develop.   Tommy can sit up and pull to a stand. He can walk with assistance and move around in a baby walker (yes, he’s small enough to fit in a baby walker).
He makes sounds and pronounces syllables such as “da-da”, “ba-ba”, etc. He eats from a spoon, but has not been taught to feed himself.
Many additional photos and videos of Tommy are available.  In the videos, Tommy is a happy little boy who responds very well to positive praise and attention. He’s following simple verbal instructions and making an effort to interact with the adults in the video. He can scoot himself around in the walker and responds to his name.
He’s a tiny package of potential who’s waited 13 long years for a family to help him blossom into the child that he was meant to be!

 

It is of crucial importance that any family considering the adoption of an older child from the mental institution setting be well prepared for what to expect with regards to how the neglect and lack of adequate medical care and nourishment has affected this child.  These children are truly living on borrowed time.

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Xavier

xavier3Boy, born July 2007xavier
PRC
HIV+

Xavier was found abandon at 3 yrs old. “Do my own things without help,” is his pet phrase.   He was afraid of bath. He spoke lowly. Now he is not afraid, can take bath alone, begins to speak with teachers and kids loudly, also can sing children’s songs. His rashes disappear, his face is reddish.

Every day he is ready to smile. He attends kindergarten. He has made great progress. He can write 1-40, and can do simple addition and subtraction.  He can recite simple phrases, can recognize some fruits (apple, banana, grape, pear, etc). He can put on clothes, socks, trousers and shoes, can manage his bed.

$432.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Ty

Ty headshotBoy, born March 2004
PRC
HIV, AIDS, metal foreign object in horizontal soft tissue of left obturator, normal physical growth.

At the age of 4 years, Ty could climb up the ladder, put on his shoes, and think of questions independently. At the age of 5 years, he could tie his shoelaces and count several numbers. At the age of 6-7 years, he does easy house work: sweeping the floor, wiping the tables, washing the dishes, etc. Ty is also interested in listening to stories.

It is reported that Ty is extroverted and restless. He likes playing with other kids, is excited to go to new places and looks around curiously. He is not afraid of strangers, but doesn’t talk with them. In kindergarten, he respects his teachers, gets along with classmates, goes to school on time and finishes homework after school, writes simple words and does easy addition and subtraction. Ty likes all the work staff in the orphanage and loves the group life.

$5.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Raelynn #29-9

RaelynnGirl, born 2004
Diagnosis: Down syndrome

 

Raelynn is a healthy active little girl. She walks, says some simple words, feeds herself, plays with toys and loves music and dancing. She can identify body parts and plays with toys. She has specific friends within her group of children and mimics the actions of the other children when playing games. She is starting to learn some self help skills such as dressing herself.

 

$5227.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Josie

Josie (1)Josie (2)Girl, born September 2005
PRC
Down syndrome

 

Well, hello, Miss Personality!

At 5 years 10 months old:   her motor ability develops well, she can make actions such as walking, running, jumping with both feet off the ground, going up and down stairs etc. independently, can pinch small pieces of paper with index finger and thumb, has great imitating ability, can imitate dancing , hold a pencil to imitate drawing circles. Is enrolled in intermediate group of the kindergarten. She can look after her own defecation and urination, put on and take off the coat, shoes and socks etc. on her own, but need the help of an adult when putting on and taking off trousers, washing face, brushing teeth and taking a shower. She can understand the words said by others, say simple titles and words of 2 Chinese characters such as mom, dad, aunt, older sister, don’t want to eat, no etc. She can not speak clearly. Is active, outgoing, likes to play games with kids. Usually she is obedient, will be angry when her desire is not satisfied.

Josie lives with a foster family and she gets along well with the family.

$5186.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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George #381 OD

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABorn Sept 2010
Physical and neuropsychological developmental delay.

George is a healthy and happy little guy. He has good muscle tone. Good control of the head, active seating skills. Can actively turn in both directions. Can walk when held by hand.

Movement skills: reduced volume, demonstrates passiveness, no initiative.
Fine motor skills: can actively move the hands in midline.
Visual motor coordination: can follow in all fourth directions. Can purposefully aim at an object before him by both hands.

 

The agency also has video 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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Oliver

Oliver 2OliverBoy, born March 2010
PRC
Albinism

Oliver is a playful and cuddly little guy. He likes playing with toys that are simple and easily to hold. He has good motor functions in his hands. He is sensitive to sound and has low vision, as is normal with children with albinism.

He could sit and stand freely, crawl with assistance of hands. He loves playing, being cuddled. Typically, he is quiet, and tends to cry if he is unhappy. He likes playing toys which are simple and easily to hold. He has good functions of motions of all
knuckles of hands, which could take, grasp and hold things.  He is very close to caregivers, occasionally can speak simple words such as “don’t want it” or “don’t eat it” in Chinese, however, it is not regular words he could speak. He is typically a quiet boy.  His development is close to that of his peers.

$90.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Jeremy

30411125645 Jeremy 30411125645_5Boy, born Oct 2011

Q90.0 DS; G93.8 Other specified disorders of brain; I51.8 Other ill-defined heart diseases (open foramen ovale); L20.8 Other atopic dermatitis

 

Look at those big blue eyes!

Jeremy is a very smart and good developed boy without severe health issues besides of DS. Everybody in the orphanage loves him!   They will be happy if he is adopted to a loving family.

$1476.19 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Bobby

Bobby (1)Boy, born April 2009Bobby (2)
PRC
Down syndrome

 

Bobby is active, restless, fond of imitating and playing with toys; he is fond of playing games with adults and likes the toys making sound; he is fond of listening to music, energetic and fond of taking part in outdoor activity with adults.

At the age of 2.5 years, he can stand up with the help, likes to see himself in the mirror while speaking to himself; he is very interested in music; when there is music or sing children’s song, he can sit down and stretch hands out seriously and then wiggle himself with music, with singing following the music.

At the age of 3 years, he can walk while pushing a children’s car, and knows to change the direction when he meets the obstacles; he often take a toy out of the cabinet and plays with it. Now he can wall for a short distant without help, and likes to play the game of “dianchongchong”; he is fond of imitating making faces, and can point to nose, ears, head, hand and foot when asked; he knows to put food into his mouth; he likes the toys with making sounds, and knows to put small block into a big jar; then he shakes the jar and makes it sound, he would giggle; if other children grab his toy, he would push them away, and scolds them by imitating adult, so lovely.

$2881.69 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Dana

photogirlGirl, age 2
CO-HSA

Dana was given for adoption at 6 months old. There is no background about her biological mother nor the reason for her abandonment. She was a 29 weeks premature baby, from a pregnancy of twins. She had intrauterine growth restriction. She was born with:

• Heart malformation: absence of the left pulmonary vessels
• Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia
• Severe Pulmonary hypertension
• Brain Ultrasound: left arachnoid cyst

Dana assists every day to physical, speech-language and occupational therapy, plays adequately with her toys. Speech and language development are delayed.

She follows with her eyes and hears well. Understands simple orders and follows them; repeats words and says many different words, sometimes only the last syllable. She does not make phrases.

Regarding her gross motor activity, muscle strength and tone: she moves all limbs in an asymmetric way due to her right sided motor deficit. She grabs objects with her left hand and helps herself with her right hand. Hemiplegic gait, she drags her right foot and her right upper limb is flexed at her body side.    Higher tone on her right body side, slightly retraction of her right foot flexion. Dana is a girl that will need a lot of time in rehabilitation and a right hemiparesis will remain, but only in the time it will be possible to establish her gross motor and cognitive disability.

Photo available from the agency, for serious inquiries.


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

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Violet

Violet photo 1Girl, born 2005
PRC
limb deformity

Violet likes to listen to music and loves when her caregivers tell her stories. Her favorite toy is her cloth doll. She is a bright, happy 8 year old girl and has been diagnosed with a limb deformity. She has a Hemangioma on her left leg, and also has bending in the left tibia and fibula bones. She was brought into care around 4 months of age. She can peel fruit and pick out the seeds, but she usually eats rice, vegetables, and milk.

Her caregivers love her and wish for a beautiful future for her.

$4.95 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Layne

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Girl, born January 2012
PRC
Hydrocephalus

Layne is a beautiful little 1 year old girl with mild hydrocephalus. She has not suffered from any serious other diseases. Her mental level, actions and language are the same as other children her age. At 5 months she could roll to both sides while lying on her back on a cushion, kick the cushion with her feet, and could raise up her head by using both hands for support. At 8 months, she could lie on one side while supporting the ground with one hand and use the other to play with toys, and could even sit alone for a while. She also babbled while she played and smiled when called. Now, she can crawl, stand a little while holding onto railings, sit and play with toys, and likes to look at herself in the mirror. She can also make baba sounds and likes to play with her aunt and other children. When she cries or laughs, you can see that her lip slightly leans to the left, and when she eats, her tongue is not very coordinated and tends to droop to the right side. She is an active, happy little girl that loves to laugh and play.

$283.50 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Alonzo #373 OD

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pic from March 2013

373 AlonzoBoy, born 2006

Alonzo is a 7-year-old boy who has a number of congenital bone abnormalities.

Despite the deformities he can effectively use his limbs – he walks independently, goes up and down the stairs while holding onto the railing or an adult’s hand. His fine motor skills are not very well developed. He has good social and emotional skills. He sleeps good and has a good appetite. He likes to play with another children. He loves to play ball – he kicks a ball and throws the ball with both hands. During the school 2012/2013 he is a student in the preparatory class of the Primary school at the Home for Children with Physical Disabilities.

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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Cosette

372 CosetteGirl, born Feb 2011
Down syndrome, congenital heart defect (repaired)

This adorable 2-year-old girl with Down syndrome has a surgically corrected cardiac malformation.  She is very cute!  She turns from back to belly. She remains in a seated position independently, when provided with support. She does not yet make attempts to stand up by herself. She produces sounds and sound combinations.She grabs and holds a toy that has been handed to her. The child’s caregivers report she tries to reach a toy independently. She follows moving objects with her eyes. She distinguishes between familiar and unfamiliar adults. She does not yet respond to being called by name. With a familiar caregiver she smiles and vocalizes.

$9.45 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Benjamin

BenjaminBoy, born April 2002benjamin2
PRC
dyskinesia of both lower limbs, can walk

Benjamin is ten years old and full of smiles. He can walk and run, although his diagnoses causes him to have a limp and occasional trouble with balance. He is able to complete most daily living tasks independently and with little supervision, including dressing himself, eating, doing simple chores, and taking care of his belongings. He is bright and attends a special education school in another town, where he lives in the dorms with three of his friends. He is a fun-loving boy.

No obvious abnormality is found with all of the bones of both knee joints.

$477.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Maxwell

MaxwellBoy, born May 2006
PRC
1. postoperative resection of lipoma within and outside the spinal canal in lumbosacral area; 2. congenital schistorachis; 3. tethered cord syndrome; 4. deformity of left lower limb and left foot

Maxwell is a clever and happy child. In kindergarten, he is intelligent and fond of study. His speech is as good as other children his age. He likes to color. He can hold the crayons well. He can hold a pencil. I asked, “What are you doing?” He replied, “Making dots. Now I’m doing a circle.” He knows the colors, the shapes, the type of car, the weather and the difference of the ball. He can speak clearly.

He can walk and he can really jump! He cannot walk on tiptoe. “If I walk that way I’ll fall.” He walked into the interview well. He was good at running. He walks with a slight limp. He is self-sufficient in daily skills.

Personality and hobby: confidence, active, outgoing; he is fond of reading, watching cartoons and taking part in all kinds of activities

Additional pictures available.

$63.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Kate

Kate (1) Kate (2)Girl, born January 2010
PRC
Cerebral Palsy

Kate has had rehabilitation for some time and made great progress. Recently, she can sit, stand by holding the railings on her own, walk slowly for about 20 steps, reacts when someone calls her name, and crawls to you.

She likes to smile and play with other children. She likes toys with sounds and she can play them for a long time by herself and doesn’t feel bored. She also likes to be cuddled; every time she is being cuddled, she will laugh happily, sometimes she will fall asleep quietly slowly.

She is even-tempered and seldom cries. Her intelligence development is a little slower.

$103.50 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Laina

Laina (1)

Laina (2)Girl, born January 2008
PRC
corneal leukoma both eyes

 

Laina was found abandoned at 6 months old.

In order not to affect her growth and development, the institute decided to adopt one-to-one method in the supervision and care of her. At the same time, they provided speech and psychological rehabilitation for her. Now she is a gentle and lovely girl who can run or jump and is beginning to speak. She prefers listening to music and can sing with the music sometimes. Every time when people call her, she will run with smile on her face to where the sound comes from.

$22.50 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Sue

SueGirl, born October 2009
PRC

Sue is a charming little 3 year old girl diagnosed with recurrent postoperative sacroiliac joint tuberculosis with abscess. In May of 2012, Sue’s foster parents found a mass on her left hip, and the leaders of our institute arranged her to have resection performed. Soon after, there was another mass found on her left back. After a long hospitalization, her foster family took good care of her and she has now recovered well.

She is active, likes to imitate, and has good language competence. She is a clever, pretty, outgoing girl that always says hello to others. She has not been vaccinated because of her special physical condition. She loves to go shopping and play outside, and her favorite toy is dolls. Sue is very extroverted and loves running and jumping.

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Jackson

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JacksonBoy, born August 2007
PRC
Limb difference

Jackson is a bright and cute child; he can touch you with his small hand to express his attitude. He likes to smile, and he is also fond of music.

He’s missing his left foot, which is his only special need, but now since he spends most of his time in his crib, he hasn’t learned to do anything. He isn’t toilet trained and he doesn’t even feed himself; he is used to having everything done for him. What this little guy needs is a prosthetic and a patient, loving family.

Update June 2013:
The boy is said to be very obedient and follows instructions well. He can understand what the nannies say but cannot talk. He cannot walk like normal people. If you give him something, he can use his foot to pick it up. He is not potty trained yet and is still on diapers. He walks with his knees, puts on and off his clothes by himself.  He does not eat solid food, only congee.  Overall, they think he is delayed and they think he has low IQ.  They are not sure if it is because of the poor conditions in the orphanage (it is a poor orphanage) or because he was born that way.

$4099.90 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Lydia

Lydia

Girl, born Feb 2008
C-M
Down syndrome

 

Lydia is the ‘little star’ of the orphanage. Everyone loved hugging her and being around her, especially the director. She understands instructions and is quick to respond. She likes to use any toy and pretend it’s a phone so she can talk with her friends. Lydia also loves taking baths.

$13,819.59 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

 

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Callahan

CallahanBoy, born March 2011Callahan (2) PRC
Down syndrome

 

Callahan is such a little muffin!!

He is making good progress.  He has been in a foster family since Sept 2011.

 

$108.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

 

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David #26-4

David 2013 (2)DOB: 2004
Diagnosis: cerebral palsy

David is a handsome 9 year old boy who has CP and mild developmental delays that likely are a result of being raised in an institutionalized environment. He is currently living in an institution for older children with physical disabilities. The children attend school at the institution, where David is in 3rd grade studying the general education curriculum. He talks, memorized poems and songs and performs during holiday programs. He currently wears glasses. He walks with the assistance of a walker, though he can walk short distances independently. He feeds himself and helps with personal care tasks as he is able. He is described as a social and friendly child who gets along well with the other children and staff.

Photos and videos from March 2013 are available. In the video, David is walking both independently and with a walker, talking, singing and interacting with staff.

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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Ruthie

Ruthie (1)

Ruthie (2)Girl, born Sept 2009
PRC
Down syndrome; congenital heart disease(perimembranous ventricular septal defect; mild tricuspid regurgitation)

She has a ready smile, when aunt talks to her face to face, she will smile and pronounce aaa sound, which is like she is expressing her feelings, when she is in excitement, she will call mother and father. In the activity room, when she saw toys she likes, she will change sitting into lying on her stomach, and then crawl to he toys, transfer he toys from one hand to the other one, and bangs the two toys, if the toys dropped down, she will seek for them. She can walk alone, but it is easy for her to fall down, when aunt making her take on clothes, with notice, she can reach her arms and raise her legs. When called, she can slowly turn around and locate the sound direction. When she saw aunt going out with a bike, she will chase aunt with calling mother. When she is happy, she will talk to herself. Every day she plays happily with her friends in the activity room. Now she is enjoying the care of her foster parents, and grows happily in the foster family.

$3535.51 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Leo

photoboyBoy, born 2012
HK-HH
Down syndrome

Leo is described as a happy baby. He loves television and any toys that have noise. He loves interacting with adults and responds with eye contact and smiles. Leo is also good eater and does not usually cry unless he is hungry. Leo is diagnosed with Down Syndrome but has no evidence of heart problems. Can you help Leo find his forever family?

Photo available from the agency for serious inquiries.

$1420.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Steven

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Boy, born in 2011
HK-HH
Down syndrome, congenital heart defect

 

Steven is a beautiful child who enjoys musical toys and toy cars. He also enjoys water play. He is described to have a pleasant personality. Steven has been diagnosed with Down Syndrome and has some heart complications. In addition, Steven has an extra finger on his hand. Please consider him for your family?

Photo available from the agency for serious inquiries.

$1112.50 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Seth

SethBoy, born March 2011
PRC

Seth is an adorable little boy who has been diagnosed with Down Syndrome and Bilateral Anorchia.

He smiles often, likes to be cuddled, and gets along well with others. He is energetic and enjoys playing games. Seth is also sponsored by Half the Sky, an American advocacy group that provides children with additional therapy and nurturing to help them develop to their full potential. He is receiving hydrotherapy and enjoys being in the water.

$905.20 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Seraphina

photogirlGirl, born 2011
CO-HSA
Down syndrome

The baby has developed high social abilities, using gestures, smiling, caressing the persons that will come close to her, calling for attention without creating dependence from adults; she looks straight into the eyes of the people. She grabs objects that are close to her, explores them by putting them into her mouth. She is happy in all her activities (Therapeutic), enjoys music, and concentrates watching cartoon TV programs.

In December, the evaluation diagnosed her with a gross motor development of a 6 months old baby and hypotonic muscle tone. But since she’s been receiving therapy she has evolved positively. She receives speech and language therapy directed to stimulate her to interact and communicate, she begins chewing.

She searches for the people in her visual field, will try to call their attention, loves to be carried, will stretch her arms to that person, loves to watch the animals through the window and will cry when she’s left on the floor again. She sends kisses and loves toys with lights or those that make sounds.

 

  • Single parents may adopt
  • No family size restrictions
  • Both parents must travel to the country and stay until completion of adoption — approx 5-7 weeks (one parent may leave after a week or two)
  • Estimated total cost $21,000-24,500
  • Multiple unrelated children may be adopted together

$90.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Alex # OW

Alex - OWASBoy, born Feb 2011
Down syndrome

Alex can sit alone and stable. When standing, he can stay like that for a short time with some support. He plays continuously with a toy; he can take a toy himself. He can hold two cubes with both hands simultaneously, but taps them to the side or with his right hand on his chin. Overall the way he manipulates toys is nonspecific.

Alex enjoys contact with an adult, reacts cheerfully. He looks at his reflection in the mirror. He is calm, does not cry a lot. Currently, he does not imitate demonstrated movements. He often pronounces different syllables; does not yet repeat.

 

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Connie

Connie 1Girl, born Aug 2003524
C-M
Down syndrome

 

Connie is active and outgoing, has a ready smile, gets along with others well and likes to play games with adults; she is fond of drawing, listening to music, dancing and taking part in outdoor activity.

 

$119.02 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Steve

SteveBoy, born January 2010
PRC
Down syndrome

 

Steve is open, cute and likes staying with familiar people. He loves to cuddle!! He can walk alone and has some imitating ability. He understands the adults around him and is beginning to speak a couple of words.

 

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Ryan

RyanBoy, born December 2008
PRC
Down syndrome

 

Ryan is gentle and outgoing. He gets along well with the other children. He is growing up healthy and happy!

$4325.50 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Gary #158 OD

Gary 158 ODGary is nearly 8-years-old and is in good physical and mental health. He has Polymalformative syndrome which mainly results in undeveloped hands.

He likes playing with children and participating in collective games. His expressive speech is getting easier to understand. Calm sleep; eats alone and controls his physiological needs; dresses and undresses unaided. He shows interest in computers. He is calm and happy child who is quick to attach to new people.

 

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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Matthew #6-16

Matthew 2011 DOB: 2011
Diagnosis: Down syndrome

Matthew can sit up, crawl and pull to a stand. He plays with toys and interacts with the staff. He can play peek-a-boo. He is babbling and saying repetitive syllables. He is still eating from a bottle. He does not have any health concerns at this time.

The photo is from when he was 5 months old. New photos and videos will be available soon.

 

$18.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Trent #206 OD

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Trent has a moderate mental delay

He improved motor activity, walks independently and he can grab and hold objects. Trent has learned to eat with a spoon independently. He is attached to the people from the permanent team in the orphanage and reacts positively towards adults. Pronounces vowels – predominantly “a” and “e’’; he is interested in his surroundings when he is taken outside. He feels happy when he goes for a walk with an adult. The experts from the orphanage hope that the child will continue to be influenced positively by the sessions with a speech therapist, a psychologist and a pedagogue, will continue to progress and acquire new skills.

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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Donald #46-3

DOB: 2010
Diagnosis: SOTOS syndrome

Donald is 2 years old. He has SOTOS syndrome, which is a genetic disorder that causes excessive physical growth during the first few years of life. At 23 months old, he weighed 26 pounds and was 34 inches tall. He can sit independently, crawl and pull to a stand. He still needs assistance with feeding, but has a healthy appetite and enjoys meal time. He knows the difference between familiar people and strangers and recognizes familiar voices. He smiles and laughs when given attention. He grabs toys and holds them but isn’t sure how to play with them yet.
$5.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!
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Fiona #40-5

319_Ph9_Aug12DOB: 2007
Diagnosis: spina bifida
Arnold-Chiari syndrome – type 2; meningomyelocele in the lumbar region after excision and plasty of the vertebral canal; hydrocephalus; lower paraplegia; delayed physical development; delayed neuropsychological development; mental delay.

She knows her name; understands and follows simple instructions; pronounces sound combinations and several meaningful words. She is emotional and sociable child. Her non-verbal expressive skills are well-developed- she maintains continuous eye contact, smiles and laughs when jested or praised; she is receptive towards educational influences. She seeks adults’ attention and enjoys interacting with adults. This girl will continue developing positively if placed in a family environment.

According to the experts she has potential for further development.

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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Crosby

Boy, born Oct 2012

DS, umbilical hernia, tricuspid valve dysplasia

 

Love this squishy little baby!  Crosby is so young; the perfect age to join a family and start receiving therapy.

Large families welcome; married couples only.

$845.70 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Lexi

LexiGirl, born Oct 2010
PRC
congenital and bilateral deformity, atresia auris externa (she does not have developed ears); congenital cleft palate; chromosomal disorder (possibly Treacher Collins syndrome)

Lexi enjoys being in noisy environments and watching older children chasing and playing together. Since she has hearing impairment, she is not able to talk as other children and she always sensed the laughter of other children via eyes. Her happy smile along with the children’s happy playing in the room together make the room as warm as the weather in spring.  At 14 months old, the teacher took her to the playroom for fun in the morning everyday. She always happily dashed to the teacher via a baby walker with a smile when seeing her. She liked listening to music and nursery rhymes. She could hum while nodding head along with rhymes. She liked being like a spoiled child and crawling close to the teacher to snuggle with her with a smile. At 15 months old, she has a good friend. They often look at teach other cross the bed and smile, hold hand in hand, play the same toy together. When a caregiver takes her to the playroom, she knows where is it. She often eagerly dashes to the playroom when coming out from the baby room via walking and crawling.

The update isn’t recent, but she seemed to be developing  fairly well, regardless of all her challenges.  Just imagine how far Lexi could go in a family!

$27.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Orion

OrionBoy, born January 2001
microcephaly, hydrocephaly, cognitive delays, deficiency anemia, oligotrophy

He is a very funny boy! Previously, the caretakers thought he was a mean boy, but moving to a smaller group helped him, significantly. He has a speech delay; he often says just the first syllable of each word, but in a few days you can understand much of what he is saying. Orion likes to help.

From someone who met him in 2012:
Oh my goodness, what a live wire! He ran to me with that massive, heartwarming smile, and beckoned me to follow him into the classroom that’s part of his small home. He ran so excited to get his books and was so proud of how he is learning to write. Orion is such a clever capable boy and so full of life. He played with us and screamed with laughter and was just so lovely. I cannot even say how wonderful he would be in a real home…he would be an amazing son. You simply cannot help but love mischevious, wonderful, funny, amazing Orion!

$75.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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David

David 126Boy, born October  2002

This handsome boy was abandoned shortly after his birth.  However, his mother returned for him soon afterwards and ended up giving him to an orphanage where he has lived ever since.

David has what may be permanent damage to his optic nerve. An accurate determination of just how much he can actually see cannot be made given the limited diagnostics and expertise available in-country. He has never attended school due to his visual handicap. He is an otherwise healthy little boy.

$23.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Zhen

30121153635Guardian AngelBoy, born April 2007
Congenital malformation of urinary system: urinary bladder diverticulum. Both-sided ureterohydronephrosis; condition after resection of urinary bladder and ureterocystostomy in both sides. Enuresis. Chronic pyelonephritis in remission phase.

 

He is a wonderful child: very friendly, heart-opened, easy-going. He is eager to be adopted! He needs a family ASAP!!!

His picture was very recent (January 2013); and these diagnoses are recent for him, too.

 

Update from someone who met him in spring 2013:
He is a very sweet boy and anyone adopting him would be taking home an angel. He is smart, active and plays very well. He wants a family so bad. This child will need dialysis soon and a kidney transplant.  He wears diapers during day and night due to incontinence. His kidneys don’t work. Besides this, he is healthy and is always smiling.  This child really needs a family or will be left at the orphanage to die from a condition that he can receive help for.

$899.70 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Juri

Juri (4)JuriBoy, born November 2007
Cerebral palsy, flail legs

Juri sits and crawls, but does not walk without support. The boy is very good, sociable and cheerful. He is very positive and bright! Can eat and dress without help. Juri is a favorite in the group, likes to play. He is very friendly and doesn’t create conflicts.  Also, he is very cute!

Juri is at the older children internat; he is with Jefferson and Irina.

$1976.50 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Hedda

30113193627-230113193627Girl, born 2005

Diagnoses: Moderate mental delays, Hydrocephalus, epilepsy

 

Such a pretty little brown-eyed girl!

Large families welcome; travel required.  Married couples only.

 

$10.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Nicholas

Nicholas (2) Nicholas (1)Boy, born May 2007
PRC
Thalassemia; physical growth delays,
cognitively normal and full of personality

Nicholas lives with a foster family, and attends a nursery school. He enjoys school, and especially loves learning songs. In nursery school he is a popular child; because every day when the grandma sends him the school children all call his name enthusiastically. the teacher says that Nicholas likes to play various games with other children; he likes to learn to sing and dance from the teacher

Nicholas is considerate to the family; once the grandma fell down when cleaning at home, so now every time when Nicholas sees her doing the cleaning he says to the grandma: “please be careful”. Although he needs to get transfusions every month, he does not hate this matter; when it is the time to get transfusion, he can tell the family member that “I should go to get the transfusion, since I have no power, and I can not go up stairs”. He can speak fluently, and he also likes sports. Nicholas likes playing various toys; sometimes he even takes apart the 3-wheel car to play; sometimes he pushes the small chair to run over in the room;  he likes to play in the zoo with the grandparents best. When he makes mistakes, the grandparents correct him, he can answer back. Sometimes he can help his grandma to do some housework in his ability, like throw the rubbish, clean the desk and so on.

$1855.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Priscilla #4-8

DOB: 2010
Diagnosis: Down syndrome, repaired ASD

Priscilla was born premature with Down syndrome and a heart condition. She had heart surgery when she was 1 yr old. Her heart condition has been repaired and she is physically healthy at this time. Her development was updated in November. At that time, she had 10 teeth, was starting to sit up independently, saying 2 words and making many sounds/word approximations and waving “bye”. It was noted that she is making rapid progress in her motor skills, speech and over all development. She lives with a group of children that have a variety of ability levels and she also has a 1:1 caregiver that spends time with her each day. She is bonded to this caregiver and reacts very positively as soon as she sees her each morning. She seeks out the attention of adults and responds very positively to them. She makes eye contact with people. She plays with toys appropriately. She will pick up a pencil and make marks on the board with it. She loves music.

$10.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Bowden #4-2

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DOB: 2008
Diagnosis: congenital hydrocephalus
medical records include head circumference measurements plotted throughout his life

 

UPDATE 2013: Bowden is now TALKING! He loves asking questions and if no one answers him, he answers himself! He’s also learned to feed himself with a spoon. He has a best friend in his group, a little girl who he enjoys playing with. He is now playing appropriately and purposefully with toys and actively participating during learning times. He is showing a curiosity of the world around him and is eager to explore and learn.

UPDATE Feb 2013:  He is now living with the physical therapist from his orphanage and she is working with him to help him continue to make progress until a family can be found for him. He still spends his days at the orphanage, In the newest videos, he is walking down the hall holding just one hand of the adult, feeding himself, talking, naming body parts and identifying objects in a book and following verbal directions. He continues to make great progress in all aspects of his development.

UPDATE:  August 2013: We have updated information, photos and videos of Bowden. In the video, he is riding a bike (YES, pedaling it all on his own!); playing catch with a ball; saying: his name age, country, town and specific address where he lives; putting pegs in and out of a peg board; going up the stairs; making soap bubbles; saying “Good night” (in English!); playing musical instruments; building with blocks; writing on a magnetic board; eating independently; crawling and taking steps when supported. He continues to make tremendous progress in all aspects of his development.

We have several photos and videos of Bowden as well as a detailed medical report 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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Maria

Maria2-croppedGirl, born 2002Maria Down syndrome

Maria is a bundle of sweetness and pure energy! She lives her life sort of like a game of bumper kids, not afraid of crawling over, through, or into other children to get where she wants to go. She is otherwise all girl, giggly and sweet, loving to blow kisses or play with dolls.

She is not speaking, but uses some sign language she may have made up to communicate her basic needs, such as thirst or needing to go to the bathroom. She also makes some of the most hilariously adorable facial expressions. She is not able to stand or walk, and she appears to have problems with her hips. She is very flexible, and often sits with one foot above her head. She can get around quite well in a very unique way of holding her feet and scooting along on her bottom, she moves at a very fast pace. She is a sweet girl who does not know about personal boundaries (such as crawling around instead of over the other children) but is nonetheless very loving and would probably do great in a family where she was the youngest.

$16781.48 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

 

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Paul

Boy, born January 2012
Diagnosis: Cerebral Palsy

 

Paul is still very young and would greatly benefit from consistent therapy for his CP. Brief medical information is available.

 

Interested families should contact Carla for additional information about Paul.

Program Requirements:

  • Married couples only
  • No age restrictions
  • No family size restrictions.
  • 2 short trips required; for at least one parent: first trip a week or less and the second is just to pick up the child

$200.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Nellie #41-5

DOB: 2008
Diagnosis: Blind

Nellie is 4 years old. She recently began making progress in learning to walk independently. She can currently walk while holding on to one hand of an adult. She can go up stairs when she’s motivated to do so. She is not yet talking, though she does pronounce sounds. She prefers to play alone instead of with the other children. She receives individual work with a specialist and a special education teacher at the orphanage.
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Hannah #11-42

DOB: 2008
Diagnosis: Developmental delays, strabismus

 

Hannah just turned 4 years old. She is walking, feeding herself, learning to dress herself, beginning to mimic syllables in an attempt to talk, responds to her name and plays appropriately with toys. She seeks out caregivers appropriately for attention and is bonded to particular adults. She is described as happy and calm. Her delays are all typical of a child being raised in an orphanage. She is clinically healthy.

Several additional photos of Hannah 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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Barton

barton-1 barton-3Boy, born December 1997
Rough mental delay, cerebral palsy spastic tetraparesis, partial atrophy of optic nerves

Barton is a quiet boy. He loves to be outside, staring at the sky, following the birds with his eyes. He loves to feel the wind around his and when there’s a leaf on the ground and the wind blows it away, he goes running after it. Barton doesn’t make eye contact but he does listen when you speak to him. He doesn’t talk, but he when you ask him to do something he will immediately do it, come to you and stand in front of you for a moment. When you say ‘well done’ he’ll continue what he was doing before. Barton sometimes seems to live in his own world. He’s not making a lot of social contact with the other children from the group, until somebody turns on the music. He loves music and he will start dancing with the other children of the group.

Barton is fifteen already, so he needs a family fast.  He needs a family committed to him before his 16th birthday. This boy can become so much more if he would be supported by a loving family!

Large families welcome, multiple children may be adopted together from the same orphanage. Married couples only; travel required.

 

$3824.62 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Connor

Boy, born July 2010
PRC
Connor has been diagnosed with myasthenia gravis.

Connor is smart and brave little boy. He is currently living with a foster family and is doing well.  Connor likes smiling and has rich facial expressions. He is happy when his caregivers praise him and he is a good communicator.

Connor has has a strong learning ability. Connor enjoys playing with the other children and walking to visit his neighbors. Connor has a good sense for music and likes to sing along to children’s songs.

$135.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Brittany

Girl, born May 2009
C-GW

Brittany is a sweet 3 year old little girl who has been diagnosed with Osteogenesis Imperfecta. She is currently living with a foster family and is receiving rehabilitation training.

Brittany’s development is normal and she shows no delays. Brittany likes to sing, run, and play with her toys. She enjoys playing on the seesaw and slides.

$111.70 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Sadie #53-4

DOB: 2005
Diagnosis: Osteochondrodysplasia with defect in the growth of the tubular bones and the spinal cord; Osteogenesis imperfecta; Albumen-caloric malnutrition Third-Fourth degree; Hirschsprung disease (Congenital megacolon); Calculus rhenis dextra; Congenital megacolon; Asthma with prevailing allergic component; Good cognitive development.

Sadie is a beautiful little girl who has suffered in pain for most of her life due to her medical condition. Her bones are very fragile and she’s suffered many broken bones over the years. She is not receiving the treatment options that would be available to her if she were in a family. She is a very sweet and smart little girl who makes the best of her physical condition. She talks very well and enjoys having conversations with the staff. She goes to the day care center each day and she is described as the “mother hen” because she will remind care givers that they need to change a child’s diaper or feed a child his bottle or that they need to pick up the crying baby. She tries to keep them all in line! She can identify her colors, some animals and shapes. She’s receiving instruction from a special education teacher that comes to an orphanage. In an effort not to cause her physical harm, the staff limits her movements and how much they carry her around. She spends most of her days in a stroller. She can use one of her arms to hold on to items and wave hello. She has recently learned to feed herself and she’s very proud of this accomplishment. She has a very good personality and is very friendly to all of the children and staff at her orphanage.

We have several photos and videos of her that were taken in October 2012.

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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Carlisle #34-8 OD

Boy, born September 2010
Carlisle has been diagnosed with a congenital anomaly syndrome, mainly affecting the area of the face (nevertheless, he is very cute) and delayed neuropsychological development

Carlisle can sit steadily in a specialized swing chair. The child remains seated when provided with support. He turns from back to belly spontaneously and manages to keep his head up for some time.  He does not make attempts to crawl yet. He kicks legs and waves hands energetically. He’s not yet speaking.  Carlisle has caretakers that he prefers over other adults.

 

Additional medical information 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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Elijah

Boy, born May 2007
C-GW

Elijah has been diagnosed with Hemophilia.

He is extroverted, outgoing, social, and fond of listening to music and playing pretend. He likes animals and plants as well as new toys and games. Because he has hemophilia, he often has bruises on his skin and bleeds a lot if the skin is broken. Although he must be careful not to hurt himself, he is your typical five year old little boy!

 

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Deliya #67-2

DOB: 2008
Diagnosis: Congenital bilateral cataract; bilaterally clubbed feet – surgically corrected; Hypotrophy of bottom extremities; Auto-aggression and stereotypical movements that are common in children with blindness

Deliya has cataracts that could possibly be corrected with surgery. At this time, surgery is not planned in her birth country and she is considered significantly visually impaired at this time. Deliya sits unassisted and has begun to walk while holding on to furniture or touching the wall. She can say 2-3 words and imitates sounds. She does not appropriately play with toys and is considered to be lagging behind in all aspects of her development. However, she cannot SEE and she is not receiving therapy to help her overcome her physical limitations. She seeks out the attention of adults and moves toward their voices. She will respond with touch if other children initiate contact with her.

 

The agency has several new photos and videos of her.

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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Catherine

Girl, born December 2009
PRC
Down syndrome

Catherine is a sweet little 2 year old girl who has Down syndrome. Catherine normal motion functions and can walk, run, and jump. She loves playing with toys and going outside too! According to the staff’s observation, her intelligence is good among other children with Down syndrome. She can understand what is said, can follow directions, can make faces, and has strong imitating ability.

Catherine always has a ready smile and is an active child. She loves music and can follow her caretaker to dance along.

$1143.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Lali

Girl, born Sept 2007
C-S
Down syndrome

Lali a precious 5 year old girl who has Down syndrome. She is outgoing, has a quick smile, and enjoys playing with others.

Lali likes all kinds of toys, and shows curiosity in new toys and games. She has a strong sense of performance, and she enjoys swaying her body to the music. She is close to others and enjoys being cuddled and kissed. Orphanage staff note that everyone loves the warmth of this little girl very much.

$450.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

 

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Hugh

Boy, born January 2011
PRC

Hugh is diagnosed with an abnormality and curvature in his lower back. He is also not able to move his left leg. His right leg as well as his arms are strong and agile. In terms of motor development, he is doing well despite his condition. At the age of 16 months he could roll from side to side, crawl forth and back on his tummy using his arms, push himself up on his arms and hands, and move back and forth using his hips to find his favorite toys. Hugh is now 2 years old and is gentle, is interested with the colorful toys with sounds and people and objects near him.

$10.10 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Pearl

PRC

Pearl is a beautiful 10 year old girl who has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy that impacts her legs. Her mobility has improved with practice and she is able to walk 5-10 meters on her own, further with support. She can pick up a bean with chopsticks and use a spoon to feed herself, dress herself and tie her own shoes, wash her hands and face, take a bath, help other children, and help the caretaker clean the table. She loves artistic activities like drawing, painting, and handcrafts. Pearl has not been able to go to school due to her condition, so she will need to catch up academically. Still, she is hardworking. She can count from 1 to 10; can count from 1 to 100 under hints; can finish addition and subtraction within 10; can recognize some common colors like red, yellow, black, purple, blue, etc. Pearl can express herself in sentences of 8-10 words. Her caregivers describe her as gentle, emotional and loving.

$87.75 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Brandy

Girl, born Sept 2007Brandy
PRC
Brandy is a precious little girl who has been diagnosed with a facial blush and scoliosis.

Brandy has normal development and is able to walk alone steadily, walk upstairs and downstairs without help, can jump off floor with both feet, and can stand on one foot for 2 seconds. Brandy can turn book pages one by one and knows big and small and knows the color red. She has good communication with adults and knows the names of the other children. Brandy likes colorful and bright things and loves playing games with other children.

From someone who met her, summer 2013:
Brandy is a 6 year old burn victim that I had the pleasure of falling in love with this summer. Although she has scars on her face from the burn she is one of the most beautiful and happiest children I have ever come into contact with! I asked her in my time there if she could have anything in the world what would she want, her response blew me away. “All I want is a mom,” is what she told me. Brandy has mild scoliosis, I didn’t know about it until I returned back home. She was able to walk, run, sit, stand and play all on her own! She loves art, swimming, McDonalds and cuddling. Lets find this sweet angel her forever family!

$8.10 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Simon

Guardian AngelBoy, born Oct 1997
Spinal muscular atrophy, mixed specific developmental disorders (mental delays, very poor speech)

 

Simon needs a family IMMEDIATELY — he has until October 2013 to be adopted, otherwise he will lose his chance for a family.

Simon

 

 

From someone who met him in 2012:  Simon was so bright, he is amazing! he has great potential and has expressed his desire for a family.  He loves gadgets and computers is a typical boy like that!   He managed to get into my camera bag (even though it was high on a cupboard) and took my mobile phone apart!  He was truly mortified when he couldn’t get it back together and was so sorry…he came straight to me very shamefaced and repentant.

He cannot walk at all; he does not feel his legs and they are very wasted, but he gets around brilliantly in his wheel chair.  He talks and is picking up English and draws and writes.  He is in the first happy home there with 8 others and so is getting amazing care for his situation.

$10,005.55 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Marci

Girl, born October 2010
Down syndrome
PRC

 

What a little peach, with her fuzzy hair!

Additional information coming soon.

$1798.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Fredrick #291

Boy, born 2004
Congenital aortic valve stenosis; upper limb reduction defects after a surgical intervention

Fredrick is very joyful, radiant and sociable and interacts with children and adults with ease. He is always aiming at a presentable appearance, he dresses and undresses independently. the child is skilful and likes helping the adults with everyday chores; he is playful and joins other children in their games.

Although the child was born with an impaired left arm, this does not interfere with his self-service skills, he can take good care of himself and he is doing even better than many other children in this regard.  The experts’ opinion is that this definitely is a child who has potential and would achieve great results provided that he receives more attention and care and the best way for that to happen is to find his adoptive family as soon as possible.

Video 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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Burgandi

Girl, born Feb 2009
Down Syndrome

PRC

Sweet beautiful Burgandi is curious and energetic. She adores shoes and cuddling with her auntie as she strokes her face. She often laughs and teases. She is a good mimic and will often repeat actions or phrases. She is just precious! Burgandi has met multiple traveling families and has left her warm personality and sweet hugs lingering in their hearts. She has a way of drawing love from every one she meets.

Burgandi is bound to bring blessings to a family blessed enough to welcome her home.

Burgandi has a grant of $4200 available through the agency that currently has her file, for qualified families.  (April 2013)

$2395.95 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Dylan L20

Boy, Born December 2003
L20

 

What a looker, Dylan is!  Blonde hair and striking blue eyes, and an awesome personality to match.   Dylan is blessed to live in a very nice orphanage, and he attends school as well.  His is well loved among his caregivers.  He is escribed as friendly and social, responsive, able to understand what is said to him.  He loves ZOO ANIMALS….books, legos, blocks, things he can build with.  He gets along well with other children, but he also likes to do his own thing.    Dylan LOVES sports…he likes to sing and he has great rhythm.  He is doing SO well, and has made a lot of great progress just since last year.

Dylan will be great in a family setting.  I can’t wait to see how his new life unfolds!    Older parents, larger families, and single moms welcome.   Great program and great agency.    Full medical and social history available.

$7,907.38 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Zion

Boy, born January 2001
PRC
This young man has mild spina bifida. He is able to walk, and run and fully care for himself. His right foot is turned outwards and may need surgery in the future. His condition affects him in no other ways.

He is attending his last year of primary school where his results are considered average and have improved recently. Zion is living in a community group home and is doing well in that community. In the past he was in foster care, but when he was disrupted from the family he was emotional and found it difficult. Slowly his heart has been healing, it is believed that he would do even better in a loving family that was stable and consistent and forever.

He only has just over 2 years till he is no longer eligible for adoption, so finding a family for him is urgent.

$5.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Nick

nick-2Boy, born May 1998
Mild to moderate mental delays

Nick is currently in the US in a summer hosting program in NC; a potential family could gain a LOT of information!  He’s in the US until the end of July 2013.

Nick has some delays, and speaks slowly, and was attending school at one point.  His delays may be greater after life in an institutional setting.  He would likely thrive in a family!

He is running out of time to be adopted — a family MUST file paperwork for his adoption prior to his 16th birthday.

Occasionally, he has problems with short term memory. He will enter 9th grade in the Fall but is a couple years behind in math and reading skills. Part of this is due to his delays and part is due to being in an institution. He has a younger sister who has been adopted to the US. Nick had the opportunity to participate in a hosting program in the US this summer.

From his host family:
“Nick is fairly shy when you first meet him. It takes him a few days to open up. He is tall and slender, smiles a lot, and is very polite and helpful. He does what he is told and is also is very affectionate. During his stay with us, he offered lots of hugs. We took him on a few road trips, and he traveled very well. In fact, he really enjoyed traveling. He loves swimming and all sports, especially soccer. We were able to take him to a professional baseball game. He paid attention during the game, clapped for good plays, and cheered for the home team. He enjoyed American food and tried everything that was presented to him. We noticed how gentle and loving he was with our dog and that he played well with our children who are 10 and 12.”

$397.50 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Marnie #29-8

Girl, born Feb 2007
Diagnosis: Down syndrome, repaired heart condition

Marnie was in and out of the hospital the first year of her life due to medical issues surrounding her heart condition. Her heart was successfully repaired when she was a year old and her recent cardiac check up indicated that her heart is functioning normally.

 

Marnie is currently walking with support and receiving PT to strengthen her leg muscles so that she can walk independently. She has recently started pronouncing sounds and syllables in an effort to communicate. She plays with toys and interacts appropriately with care givers. She is NOT aggressive toward herself nor toward the other children. She eats from a spoon.

 

Additional photos and video available!

$6084.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Sadie

Girl, Feb 2007
Right side hemiparesis; Right side muscular tension high

C-GLAD

Sadie arrived at the institute when she was around 1 year old. In the beginning, she did not have a set sleeping schedule and her actions were uncoordinated. Her two hands would form fists. After 2 months, she could turn from supine to a prone position, produce basic sounds and move her head to follow a sound. On the third month after she arrived at our institute, she could sit when supported under her arm. Her eyes could follow the movement of toys and she could find the source of a noise. She understood when a caretaker calls her name. At 2 years old, she could waik while using the walker and crawl around on the bed. At 3 years old, she could walk while holding onto the wall. At 4 years old, she could walk and go up and downstairs by herself. But because of high tension on her right side, her balance is off when she is walking. When she walks too fast, she is prone to tripping. She is currently attending preschool and likes to play with the other children. She is especially excited by toys that can move or make sounds. She recognizes basic words and can engage in basic conversation with others.

$36.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Ella

Girl, born 01/16/05
T-HSA

Ella was born on January 16th, 2005 to a birth mother with a history of drug abuse and HIV. Ella has been tested and is negative for HIV. She was raised by her maternal grandmother until she was placed in a foster family after suffering significant trauma in the home. She has a hemangioma between her eyebrows. From a 2011 update from her caregivers they say that Ella often wears a smile on her face and is active and lovely. She is a curious girl and interested in her surroundings. She enjoys dancing and her caregivers say she is talented. Her teachers say she is eager for attention and speaks loudly in class while expressing her thoughts. Ella remembers everything that has been said about her and is so pleased with her personal successes such as dancing. Young Ella has experienced a difficult traumatic past and has been seeing counselors to cope with this history.

 

$5.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Drake (L)

Boy, born June 2010
Down syndrome, heart defect, anemia, kidney problem, astigmatism

Such a handsome little fella!

 

Sweet Drake was born to a single mom and was abandoned at birth.  He needs the love of a forever family, and the care of medical professionals and therapists to help him be all he can be.   Drake is already 3 years old and no one visits him.   Is he your son?

$7725.46 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

 

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Enoch

Boy, born September 2006

He has strong mental delays, strabismus

 

Someone needs to save this sweet boy from a lifetime in a crib.  He’s chewing on his hands for self-soothing.  We have another picture of him that’s fuzzy, but you can see his smile peeking out behind his hands — he has a spark!

 

$346.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Emily

Age: 1
Diagnosis: Cerebral Palsy, microcephaly  

This little one has some medical needs, but is still very young and could benefit greatly from the love of a family, extensive therapy and medical care. It is possible that she has some vision loss and possible seizures have also been observed. Her hearing appears to be fully functioning. 

There is a $2,000 agency grant for this little girl! 
 Interested families can contact Carla@aboutachild.org for more information. 

 

 

Program Requirements:

  • Married couples only
  • No age restrictions
  • No family size restrictions.
  • 2 short trips required; for at least one parent: first trip a week or less and the second is just to pick up the child
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Theodore #11-33

DOB: 2002
Diagnosis: spastic diplegia cerebral palsy (only effects lower body), severe malnutrition, lagging behind in all aspects of development.

Theodore has spent his life in an orphanage where he’s received very little care for his physical, mental or emotional needs. He’s recently been hospitalized several times to address some of his medical needs.

Theodore is 10 years old. He has CP and due to a lack of therapy, he does currently have contractures in some of his joints. Though he is 10 years old, he currently only weighs 36 pounds. His medical reports indicates that he can stand, feed himself with a spoon, makes sounds but isn’t yet talking, understands everything that is said to him, engages adults appropriately (shakes hands) and plays with toys. He’s described as a very happy little boy.

Additional photos are available for interested families.

 

$117.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Chad #11-30

 DOB: 2003
Diagnosis: delays in all aspects of development

Chad has lived his entire life in an orphanage where he has received very little medical care, therapy,education or intervention to help him to learn and grow. He’s very small for his age and delayed in all aspects of his development. In June 2012, he tested positive for TB and has been taking medication to treat it.

Additional photos and a video 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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Zack #26-3

Guardian Angel
DOB: 2000
Diagnosis: cerebral palsy, scoliosis

Zack is 11 years old. He is wheelchair-bound due to scoliosis and cerebral palsy. He is a bright and engaging boy that until recently was well loved and sheltered at an orphanage for younger children. He was recently transferred to an older child home for children with physical disabilities. He makes friends easily and is developmentally on target aside from typical orphanage delays.

Zack’s best friend of over a decade was adopted to the United States in June and both children are heart-broken to see their lives so far apart now. Zack’s friend Maria is standing firm in her belief that a family will see her best friend and bring him home to their family. Maria’s family has met Zack and is willing to talk to any interested families about him.

Information from Maria’s family:

Zack is a very sweet boy who has been in a great orphanage.  He loves music, cars, Legos (I sent some to him in one of the packages I sent my daughter).  He is developmentally and academically on track from what I saw and heard.  He is small for his age.  I think that both of these kids are doing so well because of the care they got.  The orphanage kept them longer that they should have before transferring them.  So instead of sending them on when they were about to turn 8 they kept them until the end of June when I picked my daughter up.  These two kids had been there since birth or soon after.  The staff did lots of special things with them.  I know they got birthday and Christmas gifts from the staff.  The staff we are in contact with have even said they have called Zack at his new orphanage.  Both kids were very sad on the day I picked Maria up….it was quite heartbreaking to be honest.  They have a very strong relationship and it extended to the staff at the orphanage.  The director even called my daughter princess Mimi.  There is also a foundation that has done several things for both children regarding surgeries and equipment.  I have Skyped with one of the founders who will be going to visit Zack at the beginning of August.  He is a very sweet and kind little boy.  They made sure he met me on the first trip because they didn’t want him to worry about who Maria would be adopted by.  They staff psychologist also did a lot of work with Zack and Maria about what a family is, family roles, seeing friends adopted and being left behind.  She is amazing!  She was even one of the staff that took Zack to his new orphanage.

Additional photos are available. More detailed information about his development is coming soon.

$5342.80 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Elliette

Girl, born Aug 2000
PRC
Mild Cerebral Palsy

She is active, extroverted, has a ready smile and is very polite. She will voluntarily say hello to familiar people and is very adorable. She is fond of reading books, drawing pictures, playing toys, games and doing PT with other kids. She is very optimistic and gets along very well with other kids. At present, she is studying in the pre-primary school class. She can count from 1-100 and write numbers within 10. Her language ability improves very quickly; she can read children’s songs, tell stories and performs songs etc. At present, she can walk alone but not very steadily.

Although she is living happily in the loving big family, she still wants to have a family of her own and father and mother who love her very much. She envies those kids who are adopted. When she sees them adopted by foreign families, she will say to caretakers with tears in her eyes: “I also want a father and a mother.” How eager is she to have the care and protection of parents! As a result, she is willing to be adopted by families especially foreign families.

Feb 2012 update:

She is walking with limp. She needs to hold onto the handrail when she climbs stairs. She is attending school in the orphanage. She enjoys class games. She would be happy about being adopted by a foreign family. She wishes she has a daddy and mommy to love her.

Height: 117cm; Weight: 18.5kg; Foot: 17.5cm.

$357.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Bella

Guardian AngelC-W
Girl, born Sept 2010

Diagnoses: postoperative hydrocephalus; postoperative meningomyelocele, with good recovery; bilateral uronephrosis

Bella suffered from congenital spina bifida and meningocele on her back, with hydrocephalus, uronephrosis and strephenopodia of both feet. Now she has had surgery for the meningocele and hydrocephalus; when she is older, she will have surgery for uronephrosis. After her coming to the foster home, at the beginning she has bad appetite because of her disease; after surgeries she recovered well and her food intake increased. She always has good physical state after surgeries, as well as good appetite and sound sleep.

Bella is such a sweet natured girl. She rarely cries or shows any signs of discomfort, unless she is hungry and sees someone else with food that she wants – in that case, she will let out a bit of a soft growl or whimper to let you know she’s hungry! Bella loves close contact with people. She especially loves to grab fingers and play with them. Sometimes she will grab your hands and pull you close to her – this is a game that she likes to play. She enjoys close face-to-face conversation and loves to imitate some facial expressions, like opening her mouth wide, or sticking out her tongue. Bella’s favorite thing to do is make kissy faces. She does this often, to anyone who pays attention to her and it’s probably the most adorable thing anyone has ever seen. Bella loves to be held. She will begin smiling and laughing as soon as she is picked up. Bella also makes a lot of babbling noises when she is happy. Although she doesn’t know any words yet, she certainly likes to talk!

Bella has a wheelchair that she sometimes uses. She is still a bit too small and young to move herself around, but she loves to be pushed around in it. It is also giving her the opportunity to develop some new skills. She can pick up small objects in her hands, like a ball, or a crayon. She doesn’t colour yet, but loves to pick up the paper and crumple it. She is also able to pick up small pieces of fruit, like a banana, and put it in her mouth – this might take her a few tries because she seems to like the feel of the banana, and sometimes plays with it first, so she might need a bit of help guiding it to her mouth! Bella is a great eater; she will open her mouth for anything on a spoon. She is a wonderful child with a great personality, that just needs some love and care to help her grow and develop!

Bella is a clever, beauty and lovely little angel. Her caregivers hope she can have her own family soon – a father, mother and more siblings who would love and care for her. Her health and happiness is their greatest hope.

The agency has a $4200 grant available for a qualified family!

$45.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Ian #69-1

 DOB: 2005
Diagnosis: Marfan Syndrome

Ian was raised by his birth family until he was 19 months old. He was placed in a baby orphanage at that time. When he was 3 years old, he was transferred to an orphanage for older children, where he still lives.

Ian has Marfan syndrome, which is a hereditary condition passed to him through his birth mother’s side of the family. He has left-convex scoliosis, a prescription for glasses and is slightly anemic. He has no other physical symptoms associated with Marfan syndrome at this time. At 6 years old, he weighs 41 pounds and is 44 inches tall. Psychological testing does not indicate any significant delays or disabilities.

When he entered the orphanage, he had a very sad and depressed personality. After being transferred to the orphanage for older children, he began attending a mainstreamed daycare program in the local village and his mood and personality quickly improved. He is now much more confident and follows the directions of the staff. He enjoys being a helper and will assist the younger children with tasks. He enjoys helping out at the orphanage as well and will help pick up toys and set the table for meal time. He interacts well with other children at the orphanage and at the daycare. He loves to draw and has recently become interested in memorizing poems and songs. He likes to watch cartoons. He knows all his colors and can count to 10. He knows the seasons and the days of the week.

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Tate

C-S
Boy, born June, 2007

Diagnoses:  Anal atresia and Hypospadias, also had Preauricular fistula

 

In July 2011, he moved to a  foster family.  He has such an outgoing personality, and is very active — his foster parents always joke that “our Tate never walks” because he always runs from one place to another.  One of his favorite things to do is running around in the playground. He has good appetite, so, he likes any kind of food, but, his favorite foods are meat, dumplings and bananas. He loves bicycles, even the toy bicycle.  He is smart with learning things, but, not good at practicing.  He does learn songs very fast and sing well.  He is doing well at kindergarten, and enjoys school.

 

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Alban

Boy, born Dec 2008
PRC

Diagnoses: congenital hydrocephalus, spina bifida
VP shunt to drain fluid from the brain to the abdominal cavity, and he has had the spinal repair for the SB. Also “resection of lipoma outside dura mater of sacroiliac” – which likely means he had a fatty benign tumor removed.

 

Alban is a funny little guy, always willing to help.  He has a ready smile and a laugh that makes you laugh right along with him. He loves to sing and dance and be paid attention to. All his nannies adore him and wish him a family. He loves to eat but especially noodles and greens.

Additional information available.

$136.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Danielle

danielle2Girl, born July 2004
PRC
Diagnosis: Pigmentation of skin

From her latest updates received from China, it was reported that she is currently in foster care and is getting along well with her foster parents and other family members. In school, she is described as a very well-behaved student who follows the classroom rules and gets along nicely with her classmates. Danielle enjoys playing hide and seek, bean-bag games, singing, and dancing. Danielle’s special need is a large pigmentation on her face. We think she is beautiful!

Danielle appears to be a very typical little girl, dealing with an unusual skin condition.   The condition appears to interfere with her hair growth as she has some alopecia as well. A dermatologist looked at her pictures and file and believes her condition is just nevus. A plastic surgeon looked at her file and he said the area in and on the side of her mouth could easily be removed and should be removed as to not interfere with her eating.

Her phyical development is normal, as well as her language development. She enjoys talking with people she knows. She likes imaginary play, and playing with baby dolls. She is active, smiling, and likes watching TV.

Additional pictures available for serious inquiries.

$35.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Nathaniel

C-W

Boy, born August 2006

A sweet -faced 5 year-old, Nathaniel is diagnosed with a neuromuscular disease. He dresses himself and is otherwise independent in his daily living. He is not aggressive, is kind to others and cries easily if he doesn’t get what he wants. He needs a family who can work with the unknowns of his medical diagnosis.

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Noel

C-S
May 2003
Noel has Cerebral Palsy.

Noel is 7 years old and has such potential given the support of a family.

She is extremely bright, loves to learn and can easily communicate with you, she just isn’t able to talk at this point. She is familiar with English, as she is now in class where she is learning the language. She can feed herself and hold a pen to draw.

Noel has great potential with therapy and a good environment … she is smart and is tries hard.  We have seen some improvement in her abilities.

Additional photos available.

 

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Sergey

Boy, Born October 15, 2007

This little monkey has a whole host of medical complications, but he is so darling and will surely perish if he is not adopted.  He will end up in an institution, bedridden for his very short life.  :(   Please consider Sergey!

From his medical records:  secondary post-hemorrhagic obstructive internal hydrocephalus, spastic tetraparesis, convulsive disorder, mental disorder as a result of organic affection of brain, additional chord of the left heart ventricle, partial optic atrophy, congenital nystagmus, crossed eyes, delay of physical development

Sergey has been transferred.

Update 2013:
Sergey’s head has a normal size. The upper part of the body is developing (of course with the delay), but the legs of the child have not been developed from his birth (like a newborn child).  He cannot walk. His condition is pretty severe.

$5041.50 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Grier (L)

Guardian AngelBoy, born January 2009
has siblings
Suspected FAS; mixed developmental delays; muscle tone disorder; near-sightedness; heart murmur

He was born from the 7th pregnancy and was born prematurely at 35 weeks. After birth his condition was difficult due to disordered microcirculation, tachypnea. Since 10 days old treatment of tuberculosis was applied. He has a history of anemia, rachitis, sudden bronchitis, and ear inflammation. In November 2009 he had an operation on both ear drums. Developmentally delayed in the areas of psychical and physical.

March 2010 update: At 1 year he can not sit by himself, he can sit with support but bends forward. He can not crawl, he just army crawls using his hands and drags his legs. He can roll. He will take a toy if someone gives it to him. He smiles. He speaks a few words. His emotions are poor. His development is progressing slowly.

Grier has 6 siblings, 3 have been adopted and 3 reside in the orphanage with him and may be available for adoption. Their mother passed away 9 months after Grier’s birth.

Additional photos available.

ADOPTED OUTSIDE OF RR

Grier’s grant of $470.00 has been gifted to Riley. 

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Gabe (L)

Boy, born April 2008
has older half siblings (not available for adoption)
Shaken baby syndrome; Asthma; low muscle tone; open oval window; suspicion of autism spectrum disorder

Gabe was born via cesarean due to hypertension and fetal hypoxia. When he was 4 months old he was diagnosed with a muscle tone disorder, physical therapy was provided. In February 2009 moderate bronchial asthma was diagnosed. He has had bronchitis six times, chicken pox, ear inflammation, tonsillitis, and rhinopharyngitis. He began crawling at 13 months, sat independently at 14 months, he could stand holding on to things at 15 months, and was walking with assistance at 17 months. He had a heart defect of the auricle wall but when reevaluated by a cardiologist in 2010 it was found that it had closed and only an open oval hole remained. Gabe’s physical development corresponds with his age and is described as normal and harmonious. He prefers to play alone. He was evaluated for autism and there was not enough information to confirm the diagnosis.

Update from December 2010: Gabe is walking independently and can climb up stairs holding an adult’s hand. His coordination and balance are insufficient. Interaction with adults depends on his mood, sometimes he cuddles, smiles and wishes for affection and touch. He does however avoid eye contact. He does not interact or play with other children, does not participate in collective activities and shows no interest in them. He likes toys that make noise, play music, moving toys (beads, trundles, whirligigs), and blocks. He frequently puts toys in his mouth and licks things. He enjoys spinning the wheels on the toy cars. During individual activities he does try to imitate elementary actions and will seek out help from an adult if he is struggling, however he gets tired quickly and becomes irritable. His behavior is sporadic and he gets angry quickly when his wishes (to leave group, open closets and doors) are ignored. When he gets angry he falls down, cries, and calms himself down slowly. He shows stereotypical hand movements: he twiddles his fingers, puts them into his mouth, knocks with his fingers on various surfaces, and scratches them. Gabe does not understand what is told to him and does not perform tasks that are asked of him. He reacts to his name episodically. He does not speak, only spontaneous sounds caused by him playing with his lips and tongue, he sometimes laughs loudly. He does not eat by himself, he is spoonfed. He does not take the spoon himself and he does not chew, he sucks on harder food. He drinks from a bottle and holds it himself. His appetite is good, he does not select food, prefers to drink a lot of drinks. He has trouble sleeping and will chew the side of his crib. He sleeps sensitively and wakes up frequently. Has no interest in sitting on the potty.

$10.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Gwendolyn

Girl, born May 2008
Cerebral Palsy

 

A family would be a world of difference for Gwendolyn, give her a chance to grow and thrive!

Sweet girl appears to be mostly affected by her CP in her lower limbs.  She appears to be pretty tiny, as well.

Travel required, large families welcome.

 $100.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Ben

Boy, born April 2011
PRC

Ben is a precious little boy who has been diagnosed with CHD: tricuspid atresia; VSD; dysplasia of RV; ASD; and Persistent left superior vena cava. He has not been able to have an operation as this will not be possible in country.

At this time, his physical development is delayed compared to the other children and he does show signs of cynosis. The orphanage has been able to provide him with early intervention every day and he has shown positive signs from this. He has greatly improved and has quick reactions. He always has a ready smile and likes being cuddled. Ben can crawl on his hands and knees and can walk with one hand held. He understands simple directions and can point out his nose and ears. He is a beautiful baby who needs a loving family who can help him come home.

$164.50 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Suzy

C-W
Girl, born 2005

Suzy is an outgoing little girl who enjoys playing games with other children. The other children at her institute like her very much and she is very good at socializing. Suzy was born with ichthyosis, a skin disease that covers her entire body. The orphanage staff treats her ichthyosis with ointment once a day. Her skin itches due to her condition and her caregivers say that it also makes her “afraid” of the sun. In the wintertime, the condition tends to worsen. When we asked how her condition affected her in other ways, the nannies said that in the past her gait has been abnormal, but now it is better although she still can’t run as fast as the other children. She is described as a talkative girl who speaks well and speaks a lot.

She is able to walk with one foot in front of the other, stand on one foot, and she is able to name animals and know what their sounds and behaviors were. The orphanage staff say that they haven’t sent her to school yet because she is too young, but she appears to be on target and able to complete tasks that other 5 year olds can do. She is able to do basic self-care tasks such as toileting, washing her hands, and dressing herself. What she could really use is a family who could give her the love and care that she needs and who would help her get appropriate treatment for her skin condition.

There is a total of $9800 in financial aid (made up of a $4,200 Promise Child grant for eligible families for this adoption and a $5600 waiver for the orphanage fee) — details available through the agency.

$34.50 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Channah

Guardian AngelDOB: Sept 9, 2002
PRC
Special need: cerebral palsy

Though she was diagnosed to have mental delays, it’s been noted that it’s like orphanage delays in general.  She does will in day-to-day tasks.  In the orphanage, she has much less education and very rare contact with the outside world compared to other children of same age.

She has been attending the special education class in the orphanage. Yet, she will go to the local special education school in mid-September.

She enjoys playing with balls, listening to music and dancing.  She doesn’t like being ignored.  She likes pink and green, and she likes wearing dresses.

She can walk and go upstairs with no problem. Every day she dresses up, takes the bath, eats and sorts out the bedding by herself.  She can fully take care of herself.

Additional photos and video available.

$1472.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Isaac

Isaac is a handsome 6 year old boy. He has great potential and needs a family eager to help him reach it!

Isaac is HIV+, currently on ARV’S, and doing quite well. Isaac is orphaned and is legally free for adoption. Isaac has a  number of siblings not available for adoptions as they live with their fathers. Isaac lived with a kind woman until recently when the financial strain became too much. He was then taken to a rescue home.

To review Isaac’s file, one must have a pre-application filled out with the agency. Families have 5 business days to review a file. At the time of commitment, applicants must be interviewed by the agency’s Adoption Coordinator to ensure a good match.

 

$270.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Edgar

Boy, born February 2011atwarrior150
Down syndrome, strabismus, congenital heart defect

 

What a serious little guy!  Such lovely eyes, and his fuzzy hair is adorable!  He’s so young; perfect age to find a family and get early intervention services.

 

Update July 2013:  Edgar is a big boy and the oldest in his groupa.  He can crawl and walks all around the edges of the big group playpen with good speed while holding on. He really needs to learn to walk edgarjuly2013independently before he can go up to the next groupa and play with the kids his own.  The nannies were working on getting him to walk without holding on during our visit.  He does not like strangers, but made great eye contact with me.  It took a little work to get him to smile.  He plays independently with toys, even stopping another child from taking his play piano!  I think he might try to take the other children’s toys, because once I saw him separated from his whole groupa in a playpen by himself for the two hours they were outside.   His groupa gets to go outside twice a day in the shade on nice days. He didn’t cry, just entertained himself.  This sweet boy needs a mama to help him soak up the sunshine and give him the chance to reach his full potential in an environment that is age-appropriate. This is a wonderful orphanage to come to, with caring nannies and excellent nutrition.  Many volunteers come in regularly.   Last week a volunteer came in to play her accordion for his groupa!  Many of the children in his groupa have visitors regularly, but I never saw anyone come to visit him.

 

$4838.06 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Lanie (L)

Girl, born August, 2006
Developmental delays; moderate level of hearing loss
Monitored by cardiologist:  auricular septal defect, but no restrictions.  History of tuberculosis of lymphatic nodes in her babyhood.

Lanie is very quiet, deliberate, she likes to play individual games. She builds towers from the toy-blocks, puts the pyramid from the rings, likes to play with Legos, flips through books, tears to pieces sheets of paper, she takes items from one box and puts into another.  The functional playing dominates in her games.  She is interested in various toys and activities. She explores the surroundings, likes to smell the objects. The focus of attention is not sufficient, she gets quickly distracted.

From 2011 Report:  She is eager to communicate with adults. She does not differentiate between familiar people and strangers. Her language is incomprehensible. She likes to look over and notices the details of the clothes and jewelry  She watches her surroundings and actions of the other people. She says some meaningful words: “bye”, “mummy”, “what’s here”, “I want to poop”. She tries to repeat the words and movements: clapping “katu-katu”, “viru-viru kose” (it is the game played counting the fingers). She understands some of the words, which describe the movements. She can show the clothes, which she wears, and some parts of the body also. She tries to take off and put on her shoes and socks, to button the buttons. She performs simple tasks. She feeds herself and drinks from the cup independently. She draws the lines on the paper and is very interested in these lines. She has started playing story-games: she carries and cradles her dolls, makes the porridge and tea on the sand, offers to drink it and etc.

$3686.20 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Edward #4-6

DOB: 2004
Diagnosis: mild developmental delays
Edward is 8 years old and currently lives in an orphanage for older children. Though he just turned 8, he is very small for his age. He just completed kindergarten and will attend first grade in the fall. He is considered mildly delayed. Developmentally, he’s making significant progress in all areas of his development. His self-help skills are appropriate for his age: he is toilet trained; he washes his hands before and after meals, dresses himself and puts his shoes on himself, feeds himself and folds his own clothes. He is instructed in independent living skills as part of his life at the orphanage and it is reported that he works well independently. He walks, runs and plays team sports. His fine motor skills have slight delays in that he still has difficulty at times with buttons and zippers on clothes. He is learning to write and can draw pictures such as a sun and a tree. He knows his left from right, all his colors and numbers 1-10. He can identify animals, understands the concepts of day and night, understands directional words such as “front” and “back” and knows the days of the week and the seasons. He talks in short sentences and his vocabulary continues to improve. He correctly asks and answers questions. He can identify objects by name both in his environment and in photos. He recognizes right from wrong and plays with the other children in the group. He enjoys attention from adults. He has difficulty concentrating at times and during group activities, he prefers games that involve cooking or house cleaning. He’s made significant progress in all areas of development since beginning school and receiving direct instruction.

We have several additional photos and videos of Edward. In the videos, he is talking, singing, reciting rhymes and telling about a recent vacation. The translator reports that he has quite the sense of humor too. Photos and videos are from August 2012 and we do have several photos and videos that are older too.

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Rose

photogirlGirl, Born March 2008

Latin America

Diagnosis: Down syndrome

 

Sweet Rose is 4 years old now.  She has been living in a foster family her whole life.  Isn’t she darling!?   With a glowing smile she waits for her forever family.  She has had surgery to correct some valves in her heart, she is healthy now.  She is described by her caregivers as happy and affectionate.

 

Full medical info avail from the agency partner.

 

  • Single parents may adopt
  • No family size restrictions
  • Both parents must travel to the country and stay until completion of adoption — approx 5-7 weeks (one parent may leave after a week or two)
  • Estimated total cost $21,000-24,500
  • Multiple unrelated children may be adopted together

$983.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Autumn


Girl, born March 2004
Diagnosis:  deformity of lower limbs, cognitive delay
C-KB

She is introverted and quiet. She likes to play with adults and likes to listen to people talking and likes being talked to even more. If you get familiar with her and you talk to her, she would ask you many questions. She can walk with hand on support and she can stand for several seconds. Taught by staff, she can say sentences of 3-5 words and she knows the function of daily utilities. If you ask her what her name is, she can tell you.  She is cooperative when nannies put on clothes for her. She can take off clothes and unbutton; she can hold the bowl and feed herself and she can drink from a cup. She can read a picture book and can turn page after page. She can play blocks by herself and can make buildings with blocks. She is very polite and when she sees staffs here she would call them dad and mama, or aunty and uncle for younger ones. She sings to the younger children, songs she has learned. She likes most to sing the “Mama hao” (good mother) song. She likes read picture books very much and she likes clothes and dresses in bright colors. She cleans her face and hands every morning. She can keep her clothes neat and clean even after one or two days.

She is a good girl and she learns hard. We all like her and wish her happiness.

More pictures available.

$1906.50 is available towards the cost of my adoption

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Jaeger

P-OD
Boy, born March 2006
Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Eyes and hair black

*The agency has a video of him at 6 years, 2 months old.  He is putting together a puzzle, playing on a playground, and adorable!  Video available for serious inquiries*

Oh my goodness, the grin on this boy!  Even with the poor quality of the picture, Jaeger’s personality shines!

The information we have is from 2009, when he was 3 years old.   He has received special ed services, starting in 2008.   He can understand and follow sample instructions, he begins games and has started potty training.  He eats well, and feeds himself.

He walks and moves well through obstacles.  He has good eye-hand coordination while playing, but not good eye-feet coordination yet.  He loves the pool.  He likes his caregivers and smiles and is very affectionate.

He is really a happy boy and healthy, with good skills for his age.

The paperwork also stated that at the time, he needed treatment for his teeth.

Update from 2010:

He starts his own games, he likes making strokes with pencil or crayons, he can now use scissors . He helps keep the toys in right places.

Jaeger is a social child, he participates with his peers, he integrates into a group, he walks, runs, jumps, climbs and turns without difficulty; but he is not aware of the danger.  He receives physical therapy and occupational therapy to increase his abilities.

$11,158.80 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Maelie

P-OD
Girl, born November 2008
Diagnosis:  Down syndrome
Her skin is light brown; her hair is straight and black

 

Maelie’s mother wanted her, but she was unable to take care of her.

Her speech is delayed; she had difficulties expressing herself and is better with physical responses.  She likes to be with people and reacts with affection.  She smiles all the time, sleeps well and eats different meals.

Overall, she is reported to be healthy.   She was tested for HIV, hepatitis and venereal deases and all were negative.  It doesn’t mention if she has been seen by a cardiologist.

A firsthand report from someone who met her in July 2012:

She was so beautiful.  Her hair was short and dark.  The look in her deep dark eyes was pure innocence.  She wasn’t afraid at all.  She had a curious look on her face as she looked at us.  Then came that smile.  Her smile made your heart skip a beat.  She was such a happy little girl.  I held her and she kept smiling and touching my face.  She probably hasn’t seen a lot of tall white guys before.  We sat down and I held her towards the ground to see if she could stand on her own.  Not only did she stand but she took off running and giggling.  The nun had to chase her down!  It was hilarious! … I need to find a family for this little girl.  She would be such a blessing to a family.  There is something different about her.  I could see it in her eyes and felt it when I was holding her.  She deserves a good family and a good family deserves her.

 

  • Large families okay (with adequate space in the home)
  • One trip – total travel time 21-30 days in country (one parent can leave earlier)
  • Average length of time from Dossier submission to travel is 7-10 months
  • Total costs estimated around $27,000

$13,523.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Sera

Guardian Angel

Girl, born May 2008
Diagnosis:  congenital eyeball hypogenesis (blind)

 

Sera is reported to be a pretty girl, cute and clever.  She is well-loved by her caretakers.  She is developing well and her general health is good.  She likes to play hide and seek, and is described as a giggly, happy little girl.

 

Further medical history is available for potential families.

 

$675.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

 

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Kaden

GLAD-T
Male, Born August, 2011
Down syndrome

 

This baby boy’s birth parents have made the decision to make an adoption plan for him based on their financial situation. They would like him to be in a family who can provide all of the medical, emotional and financial support he will need.  The agency will provide prospective adoptive parents Kaden’s medical, social history, birth certificate, etc. files.

 

Country Requirements:

  • Parents must be between the ages of 30 and 48.
  • Parent’s Combined Annual Income must be $80,000.
  • Parents must be healthy with a standard BMI.
  • Both parents must have attended a college with at least one parent having a minimum of a bachelor’s degree.
  • Couples must be married at least 5 years.
  • Each parent can have no more than one previous marriage.
  • Parents must have no criminal history.

An agency grant is available to help with Kaden’s adoption.

$1135.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Clarice

Girl, born July 1999 Down syndrome

 

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

Clarice is so tiny; these pictures were taken recently, at age 12, and compare her height to the chair behind her to see how petite she is.  She is more the size of a 4 year old than her actual 12.5 years.  She has many facial features of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, inaddition to her Down syndrome.

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

$15000.16 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Benji

Boy, Born September 2005

ABITaiPan–Premature, Speech Delay

 

Health Condition: Benji was born prematurely at 30 weeks gestation. His birth mother is an AIDS carrier and a drug abuser. Tests have shown that Benji  does not have HIV/AIDS, even though his birth mother does. He suffered from Staphylococcus aureus infection and Retinal Detachment. He received laser treatment and a follow-up examination showed normal results. Benji  was diagnosed with speech developmental delay when he moved to the third foster family.   As of August 2007, he began receiving speech therapy and cognitive therapy weekly. After two years, his developmental assessment revealed that he could attend kindergarten and did not need extra training since.

 

$81.50 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Rita #25-4

DOB: April 2005
Diagnosis: Congenital Multiple Arthorgryposis

2012 Update:
Rita is doing very well physically and developmentally. She is considered “clinically healthy”.   She is now walking independently.  She has worked hard on mastering skills despite her physical limitations.  She reaches for toys on her own, picks it up, transfers it from one hand to another.  She talks very well.  She imitates and uses phrases.  She asks appropriate questions. She understands everything that is said to her. She is calm. She initiates contacts on her own and interacts with peers, calls them by their name and touches them. She loves to listen to music. She eats from a spoon and is fed by an adult. She doesn’t regulate her physiological needs completely at this point, but she is telling adults when she needs to use the restroom. She is progressing toward independence. Her attention is more stable. She enriches her active vocabulary. With the help from her teacher she succeeds in movements, drawings, in fitting in and operating with buttons of the toys. She can compare and classify objects. She plays with the other girls in her group. She enjoys going on walks with a caregiver and is very observant of her environment.

We have photos and videos of Rita from October 2012 and from August 2011.

Rita is VERY close to “aging out” of her current orphanage. Due to her physical disability, she will be sent to an adult institution when she is transferred if a family does not step forward to adopt her.

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Roland #3-1

DOB: 2008
Diagnosis: Robinow Syndrome-Dwarfism

Roland is 4 years old. He walks and has good gross motor skills. His fine motor skills are also developing well. He scribbles on paper, feeds himself and is working on mastering buttoning his own clothes. He recognizes objects and pictures, can name members of the staff and other children, and concentrates on tasks for up to 15 minutes at a time. He pronounces words and simple sentences. He participates in activities with the other children and is bonding to specific staff members.

 

Several additional photos and videos of Roland are available.

We have several new photos and videos of Roland in addition to photos and videos from last year as well. In the current videos, he is naming his body parts and answering questions. He was described as “a little shy, but very capable and able to follow directions very well”.

$27.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Calvin

Boy, born approx Sept 2008

Calvin is HIV+. He is not on ARV’s at this time.

 

From someone who works with him (updated Oct 2011):

Calvin is such a sweet talkative little boy.  For living in a biolingual environment, we are daily amazed by how well his language skills have improved over the short time he has lived  here.  He loves to play and is all boy.  Some of his favorite activites are pool days, playing on the play ground, and ball day.  He loves to get dirty and have fun.  Calvin is not scared of the water at all and puts his face right down in it!  He radiates with joy as he plays!  He has a beautiful little smile and cute dimples!  Calvin loves to help people.  If you ask him where someone is he will walk you around the baby house until he helps you find them.  Calvin has made many improvements in the time we have known him.  He still has fits, but they are few and far in between.  When he does have them they don't last nearly as long as they used to.  A lot of his fits revolve around food.  Calvin gets along great with the other kids here.  He plays well and loves to include everyone.  Calvin loves to go to preschool and can't seem to learn enough!  He also loves nanny prayer and singing time.  We love watching him clap his hands to the beat of the music and dance up and down the hallway as his nannies sign loudly in Creole!  Calvin loves to sing.  It's not uncommon to hear him leading the other kids his age in songs.  They sing in both English and Creole and will even do the hand motions occasionally!  Calvin is so much fun to be around and we just love him dearly!  He's incredibly intelligent and always up for an adventure.

 

  • Multiple unrelated children can be adopted together
  • One parent must be at least 35 years old
  • Parents must be married at least 10 years (or if close, prove they have known each other 10 years)
  • The number of children can depend on other factors (marriage and parent age)
  • Singles may currently adopt
  • Past depression is OK, but must explain the circumstances and past and/or current treatment.
  • If a criminal history/background, must be explained in detail. 
  • Travel is not required; however, it is strongly encouraged 
  • Travel for pick-up is also not required, but strongly encouraged. Escorts can be provided, for an extra cost.  The trip for pick-up is usually about a week long, so you and the child could get to know each other well in their environment. 
  • ESTIMATED TOTAL (in-country expenses): $13,070 – $13,320 roughly

 

$6.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

 

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Angel

Born March 2010

Angel has post op anal atresia MIH variant of Holoprosencephaly(HPE).

 

She smiles, laughs, plays, reacts, crawls, and lifts her arms up to be held. Angel is a laid back, pleasant baby. The surgery for her anal atresia was successful.

 

Contact is Xiaoqing Cai.

 

$222.50 is available towards the cost of my adoption.

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Christian

Boy, Born June 2003

 

Christian is 10 years old.  He is HIV+, stage 3.   He has a scar on the left side of his nose (not sure from what).

 

Christian is a handsome boy and well-liked by his peers and staff.

 

$152.30 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Ilyssa

Girl, Born January 2004

 

Isn’t she pretty!?  Ilyssa is living at a boarding school and is waiting for her forever family.  She is diagnosed as HIV+, stage 3.   She also has an astigmatism, and will greatly benefit from glasses.

 

Ilyssa is a very typical, normally developing child.  She is a good student and a social girl.

 

$1736.50 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Valenz #44-1

DOB: July 19, 2007

YAY, new photo of Valenz, isn't he handsome?   Updates on his progress coming soon.

Valenz is delayed in all areas of his development. However, he has shown marked improvements in recent months. He can sit unassisted and pull up to his knees in an attempt to stand. He shows a general interest in toys and will hold them, moving them from hand to hand. He makes spontaneous sounds and basic syllables. He watches the other children and has begun to smile when interacted with by staff and other children. He eats thick consistency foods from a spoon, but still requires someone to help feed him. He sucks his thumb when he sleeps. 

Older parents, larger families, and single moms welcome.  EASY TRAVEL!

$1026.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

 

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Veronika L23

photogirlGirl, Born April 2001

L59/L23

Praise God for new photos of Veronika!  She has been listed with us for SO long.

Veronika is another Baltic beauty, with blue eyes and blonde hair.  She is described as calm and well-behaved. She willingly performs directions from adults, and waits for encouragement and praise for doing a good job. Veronika is very observant…she keeps a close watch on adult’s speech and action, understands directions with the help if gestures/signs, tries to imitate adult behaviors, and reacts very positively to praise.    She doesn’t like to be reprimanded.  Veronika gladly engages in contact with a known adult, is cautious in contact with strangers, can cooperate with peers, and can play common games.   Nevertheless, she plays very well on her own as well. She is able to act consistently and determinedly when she has a good routine (this is another common thread for children with Down syndrome). She has difficulties “switching gears” quickly. She can analyze and compare in a simple level, but cannot separate colors and sizes yet. She has a small vocabulary, is familiar with the parts of the body, eats independently, drinks from a cup, observes manners at the table, dresses and undresses alone, and brushes her teeth without assistance. Sounds like the perfect child to me!

 

Full medical and social history available.  Single moms, older parents and larg families welcome.  This is a wonderful program!

$6901.25 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Emilija L8/64

photogirlGirl, Born April 2001
Down syndrome
Emilijia is stunning!  She is already 11 years old now and is STILL waiting for her family to find her.

She has light blue eyes and dark blond hair. Emilija’s receptive language is good. She understands what adults say to her, and has more words now.   The doctor recommends continued speech and physical therapy, even gymnastics and music therapy!  Emilija can be a real stitch!   She is opinionated and stubborn sometimes.  Emilija does have an older sister, but she is not available for adoption.

 

Older parents, larger families, and single moms welcome!

 

$5675.23 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Margit #6-4

Girl, Born October 9, 2001
Down syndrome

Update Fall 2012:

Margit just turned 11 years old. She has been in a mental institution for over 4 years. She walks, runs, jumps, climbs and has very little difficulty with most gross motor tasks. Her report indicates that she is very “active”. She is a very healthy weight and height for her age. Her fine motor skills are also good. She puts puzzles together, stacks and arranges legos and looks through books. She plays with play dough, glues items onto paper for art projects and paints with water colors. She holds a pencil correctly and can trace some of her letters. She can identify the numbers 1 and 2, some of her body parts, a few animals and other basic objects from her environment. Her self-help skills are also well developed. She is toilet trained, feeds herself and puts away her dishes, picks out her own clothes and folds her clothes and puts them up. She likes to listen to music and watch TV. Her receptive language is very good and she can say a few words. She enjoys playing games and likes to take over the role of the leader. Her attention is easily diverted.

Additional information: Margit has been observed by an experienced adoptive family and members of an adoption team well experienced in observing children with special needs. During the observations, she exhibited very controlling behaviors, some “wild” behaviors, deliberate defiance and other difficult to manage behaviors. She acted very compliant when a particular staff member was present in the room. When that person was not there, her attitude and behavior changed. She will need a family willing to provide a lot of structure, routine and consistency in behavior management.

Additional photos and videos from October 2012 are available.

$210.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Callie

Callie 2011Girl, Born February 24, 2006
PRC
Down syndrome

 

From a missionary who visited with her in August 2010:  Callie is an active girl who enjoys being outdoors. She can drink by herself , go up and down stairs, and play ball.

 

More photos available, along with full social history and medical records.  Single moms permitted, only one parent has to travel.
$5130.47 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Luke

Luke Aug 2012Boy, Born 2003
Diagnosis: Down syndrome

From a missionary who visited with him in August 2010:  Luke is a sweet boy who came to the orphanage at the age of 4 years.  He began their “Half Heaven” kindergarten program and is doing well.   Luke is able to eat and ress by himself, is potty trained, and plays well with others.   Luke is very fond of music.  He is physically active, and medically healthy.

Update from Nov. 2012
Now he is studying in the special class. He can say out the numbers within 10 with the flexible fingers. His favorite class is music. He will teach the young brothers to sing after school, when he sings a sentence, then let the brother follow him. He likes to sing Luke is a very obedient and sensible child. He can quietly sit on the sofa to watch cartoons, picture books. He likes to draw his own fingerprints. And he likes to draw some irregular lines and pick up toys. He is very sensitive and helpful with the younger brother. He is workable, in the morning when he gets up then he will make his own bed, and he will help the mother to clean the bowls and chopsticks to the kitchen. When taking a bath, he will take the clothes.

He will wash his little hands before meals and after the toilet. He does not need to feed when having meals. Luke likes to take morning exercise by following the father, such as running, doing excises, doing pushups, hanging high bar. Luke will give out the fruits or snacks, and he is not greedy. Good appetite and never picky.

More photos available, along with full social history and medical records.  Single moms permitted, only one parent has to travel.
$8485.89 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Henry

Boy, Born November 2008
PRC
Down syndrome

 

From a missionary who visited with him in August 2010:  “Henry is so cute!  Totally healthy and chubby, and will do great in a family.”

More photos available, along with full social history and medical records

Single moms permitted, only one parent has to travel.

$9084.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Tyler

Tyler
Boy, Born October 20, 2009
Baby Tyler is doing great!   He was born at 36 weeks gestation, and has an ASD and a VSD.   He is being treated with medication and is doing very well, but will need to be followed by a cardiologist once home.   Super easy program, hope he finds a family quickly.   Significant and detailed social and medical history available.
 

 

 

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