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

Evan

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

 

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

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

$1198.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Savannah

Savannah Photo 6 Apr-2013Girl, Born August 2008Savannah 2
Down syndrome

 

Outgoing Savannah was born in August of 2008 with Down syndrome.   She is very active, playful and charming.  Our in country partner found her to be delightful and speaking with her during a recent visit.  She clearly has fun interacting and playing with others as seen on her video.

Additional photos and video available from the agency upon request.

$1026.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Chance

Chance Photo 7 Jun-2013Boy, Born September 2012

 

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

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

MARRIED COUPLES ONLY.

 

$1665.06 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Zola

Zola Photo 2 Apr-2013Girl, Born July 2011
Down syndrome

 

Zola was born in July of 2011 with Down syndrome. Her heart is reportedly healthy. Zola is an active little girl who reaches for toys. She can take a few steps without assistance, babbles, and eats well. Zola is described as a joyful and funny child who is friendly with her peers and caregivers. Additional photos, videos, and reports are available upon request.

 

Married couples preferred but single moms may apply.

 

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Theodore

30922122939 TheodoreBoy, born 2003

Deaf

 

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Syler

Syler (1)Syler (2)Boy, born June 2007
PRC
Deaf, G6PD

 

Syler can hear a little with hearing aids, but does not speak. He can stay focused and concentrate on tasks for a long time. He appears bright and learns quickly. He gets along well with other children and likes to help his teacher and take care of others. He does not like messes and likes to keep things organized. This precious child is waiting for a family who can access the appropriate educational and medical communities to help him continue to grow and better communicate with others.

$23.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Laurence

LaurenceLaurence 2Boy, born July 2001
PRC
Cerebral palsy, limb deformity

From his camp counselor- Laurence is the most loving, gracious, generous boy. The amazing thing about Laurence is that, for everything that has gone wrong in his life, you would never know it at all. Laurence is truly a happy boy and his happiness came from loving and caring for those around him as well as some of the simplest things in life (balloons, bubbles, singing… etc.). All said and done, he just wanted to love and be loved. His generosity and graciousness was so great as well to the point where sometimes it was even hard to believe. There was never a time where he didn’t thank me for every single little thing I did for him. In fact, my all –time favorite moment with Laurence was when he broke out in song while we were eating. I asked the translators what he was singing about and Laurence said it was a song just for me in thanks for all the times I carried him up the stairs. Needless to say, I couldn’t help but shed a tear at that moment. Another example of his generosity came when we gave him his first ever ice cream cone and all he wanted to do was share it with me out of thanks. The same thing happened with his first burger, popcorn, French fries… etc. Laurence’s favorite thing in all the world to do is sing. He is a great singer too! All Laurence wants more than anything in the world is a mom and a dad and multiple times he would mention it. In fact, my heart crumbled when I called him a week after he left, which also happened to be right before another surgery on his legs, and he asked me whether I had found parents for him yet or not. I know Laurence would bring nothing but a joy to any family who would take him in.

$100.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Isabella

Isabella-smilingGirl, born December 2006Peekaboo-Isabella
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD

Isabella lives with a foster family. Her best friend recently found a family, and we so hope Isabella finds a family soon, too!

She gets along well with her friends and foster brother and is quite good at sharing her toys as well as her food. Isabella does speak some words but needs more practice, and does not yet speak in full sentences. However, she understands everything “Grandma” says to her and can follow instructions. Isabella does everything she is asked to do and never makes trouble!

When Isabella finds things funny, she smiles and laughs with delight. Because there are no schools for children with Down Syndrome in her village, Isabella does not go to school. However, her Down Syndrome has not kept her from learning to become independent. She is able to eat , change clothes, and use the bathroom — all by herself! Isabella is also able to run and climb, and she especially likes to play with her toy truck.

$2772.74 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Molly

Molly3 Molly2Girl, born August 2003
PRC
Post-op scoliosis and post-op ptosis

 

Molly has had surgery for both of her special needs. She is an extroverted, but calm girl who enjoys helping her caretakers and is very good with caring for younger children. She enjoys singing, dancing, and playing outside and she wants a family of her own! Are you the family she is waiting for?

Videos and additional information available for inquiring families.

Molly has a $3500 grant available from the agency.

$5.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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York

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

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

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

$40.50 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Susan

SUSAN 4Girl, born January 2010
PRC
Down syndrome

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

 

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

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Ruthanne

Ruth (1)ping ru_6 July 2011
PRC
Down syndrome

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

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

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$1237.54 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Joyce

Joyce

Girl, born Aug 2000
PRC
repaired cleft lip & palate, minor scoliosis

Joyce just celebrated her 13th birthday – and she needs to be adopted before her 14th birthday!!

Joyce is a darling girl with repaired cleft lip and palate, and mild scoliosis. She also has the cutest dimples when she smiles!! Joyce is outgoing and active. She is motivated in her school studies, participates in a variety of activities, likes playing with other children, asks teachers and nannies for help when she has trouble.

Joyce understands what it means to be adopted and to be part of a family. She looks forward to having her own family soon. Are you the family she is longing for?

UPDATE:  
Joyce now has just 7 months before she needs a family.  Her agency just put up a $4,000 grant for her adoption, making her agency fees part $1,500. Joyce is described as outgoing, active and motivated in school. She participates in a variety of activities in class, and likes playing with other children. She communicates her needs to the teachers and caretakers.Joyce is a happy girl who gets along well with everyone!

Joyce has attended events aimed at teaching children about adoption and she is willing to be adopted by a family in another country. Joyce wants the warmth of family, and to enjoy the love of a parent.

$36.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Jesika (L)

Jesika M 218Girl, born Oct 2010
Developmental delays, speech delays

Jesika is quiet, calm and non-conflict. Reacts to her name by turning back to the side where the calling person is. She expresses her wants and needs with sounds and yelling. Little communication with children, more communicates with adults. During the educational activities concentrates her attention for a short period of time, for a longer time concentrates attention if plays with the musical toys. Started to play with big parts of constructional toys. Jesika observes other children while they play and later copies and performs their actions. Sensory understanding is not yet developed. Final and gross motor skills are not developed in full. Likes to swing on the horse, plays with the ball. Understands and implements simple instructions. Eats without help with the spoon, drinks from a cup. Needs full help in dressing and undressing, wears diapers, sleep is good and calm.

Update from August 2013 indicates that Jesika is not yet talking, says “thank you” and “no”.

$0.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Cade (L)

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

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

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

Cade likes to draw and play pretend.

$2500.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Lark (L)

LarkGirl, born Nov 2010Lark-001
Down syndrome, CHD (open oval window, already closing, under observation), takes thyroid medication, atopic dermatitis, hearing impairment (wears hearing aid)

Well, hello, precious!

 

May 2013:
Lark is wearing the hearing aid, is well reacting to the sounds in the environment, “sing” when she hears music. Stands with help or needs to hold her hand, walks with some help, started to try to put the pyramid rings – sometimes needs help in this activity. Very much interested in other children especially when they play around, started to repeat the movements – pushes the car, takes the toy, claps her hands. Learned to eat cookies holding in her hand. Drinks from a cup which is held by an adult.

$1452.63 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Oliver

Boy, Born March 2007

Oliver 2012

Guardian Angel

 

OLIVER HAS BEEN TRANSFERRED!

Oliver is 6 years old and has spent his whole life cooped up in this crib.  He was born with achondroplasia.

From his medical records:  Achondroplasia, congenital dislocation of hips, valgus feet, contracture of extremities, secondary hydrocephaly, episyndrome as a result of encephalomeningitis.

 

$10601.95 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Andrew

Guardian AngelBoy, Born May 2007

 

Oh Andrew…..Andrew was born with cataracts in both eyes.  He is completely blind, and has little opportunity to try to manage his surroundings and learn anything but darkness and loneliness in his current environment.  He most likely has other cognitive and physical delays, but what a difference a loving family will make for him!!

Andrew 2012

Families considering Andrew should be well versed in the effects of institutional life on a child like Andrew, who has had little stimulation of any kind.

 

From a family who met Andrew in January 2012:

From what I saw, Andrew is a very smart little boy who is very much in need of a family to rescue him from orphanage life. There was one nanny who really liked Andrew, and she would actually let him out of his crib to walk around the room (very rare for this to happen in this room). He navigated the room very well, was very stable in walking, and very confident in his abilities. There was one time that Andrew was in the big play crib, and when I walked near the crib, he felt my presence (or perhaps he could see me), and he walked around the edge of the crib until he got to me. I patted him and he smiled from ear to ear. I had to stop touching him because the nannies on duty that day didn’t want me near the children, and when I walked away, he just cried and cried. It broke my heart. He’s a precious little boy in desperate need of rescue.

Additional pictures and a video available.

$4200 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Merry

Merry (3) Merry (2)Girl, born Sept 2010
PRC
Cerebral Palsy, Mental delays

Merry is a quiet child who loves to be praised. She was found at the local hospital. She will show her sunny smile when her caregiver praises her. She likes to play with toys and listen to music. She is good at imitating actions shown to her and is attempting to form words, although she has difficulty with correct sound production.

This shy little girl is waiting for a family to help her blossom. Don’t you want to be the one to help this beautiful flower grow?

 

$368.55 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Nate

NateBoy, born Feb 2003
PRC
Thalassemia

Nate is an active, smart and handsome boy. He is a thoughtful and sensitive child. He gets along well with other children and enjoys playing hide and seek games. He laughs happily when he is happy, which is very cute. Usually, he likes playing on the skating board car as well as with toy cars and a toy superman. His caretakers hope that he finds a family.

Nate studies hard and makes good grades. He wants to be adopted and has seen many of his friends get families. He has asked “Why are families not choosing me?” Will you be the family who does choose him so he will never again have to ask that question?

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

$5.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Tadd

Tadd Tadd 2Boy, born March 2000
PRC
Post-op anal atresia, scoliosis

Tadd is a clever and active child with quick response. He was abandoned at the age of 6 and only has until March 2014 to find a family.

Tadd is friendly and wants to be adopted.He is learning English both at school and where he lives. He likes to make friends and to meet new people. He is a big helper and quite the big brother. He helps to care for the younger kids. He sometimes lacks enough confidence, but tries to work very hard. Tadd likes outdoor activities. Can’t you just imagine him with your family as the big brother playing with and helping the younger kids at the park?

$108.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Charlie and Lola

30819163037Guardian Angel30819163037-00130819163952-002Boy, born January 2011
Congenital malformations of cardiac septa, Atrioventricular septal defect – post surgery status, May 2011

 

Girl, born March 2012
Congenital malformations of cardiac septa; Atrioventricular septal defect

 

Charlie and Lola are siblings, and need a family together!  Aren’t they sweet?

From a family who met them in early 2013:
Lola seemed so sad when we met her. We would stroke her cheek and tickle her and by the time we left she would burst out in smiles when she saw us. She would blossom if she were loved!   Our 6 year old was with us and she loved to grab his finger through the crib bars, she even gave him her pacifier one day! She’s very tiny, delicate and beautiful.

Charlie has a gorgeous smile and he was walking when we were there. He loves to smile, wave, and loves to play with toys. The director asked us to find a family for them.

$108.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Flora

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

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

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

$45.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Adam #29-10

ConnorAdam_Aug 2013Boy, DOB: 2007
Diagnosis: hypotonic cerebral palsy & mild mental delays

(was previously listed as Connor)

Adam’s gross and fine motor skills are well developed. He walks, runs, dances, jumps, puts on his shoes independently, feeds himself, draws lines & circles, throws a ball, zips a zipper, threads beads and builds with blocks. He is able to copy patterns with blocks and build figures copying a model. He identifies parts of his body. His speech is delayed and he is currently only saying a few single words. He understands everything that is said to him, follows directions and can answer questions using gestures. When asked, “How old are you?”, he is able to show the correct answer with his fingers. He follows directions such as “put the ball under the table”. Videos from August 2013 show Adam dancing to traditional folk dances, interacting appropriately with staff, blowing kisses and interacting with the camera and appropriately following directions.

Additional photos and videos from August 2013 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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Violet (L)

VioletGirl, born January 2009
Cognitive delays, delays in speech and language development, eye disorder, movment and positioning difficulty, FAS

At 3 years old, Violet had development typical for FAS. Pronounces words, understands and implements simple instructions, knows and shows objects in her environment, knows names of the children in her group. Her individual play is weak, likes rhythmical activities and dances.

Personal observation from someone who knows her:
Violet speaks in sentences; is in very high repetitive stage, sings songs, seeks for contact. She became very upset and misses a caregiver who left after six months; she had become attached to her, and her cognitive development started to go up. Can concentrate attention up to 20-30 minutes if she is played with and during the play communicates with the adult. She would do well in a family who may have an older child then Violet and who may become a play partner for her as well as whom she may copy and improve her development.

Violet wears glasses, she is careful about them and she takes care of them. She started to sing songs and she does this properly. She is delayed, but there is progress. She follows the rules in the group as well as when she is out. Wanted always to be with us, but of course the caregivers were limiting. She rocks sometimes just to pay the attention and when you come and stop her she usually smiles as she understands that she got what she wanted – attention. If after coming to stop her from rocking I would continue to communicate with her and would invite for the play – she would come and would stay with me and play the proposed activity for at least 15 minutes.

From a family who met her:
She is just precious and if we could have brought her home, we totally would have! She adored [my husband] and kept asking if I was her momma! Heartbreaking! She is such a sweetheart and would be a wonderful daughter! She wants a mommy and daddy so badly too! She would just sit in our laps and stare up at our faces and rub our cheeks! Precious! I love her. A lot! She does do some self stim rocking, but as we spent more time with her, we noticed that she did it to get attention and would do it if she wasn’t getting any. She is a little chatterbox too! So sweet! And sings! I forgot about her singing! I can’t stress how sweet this little one is! I really wish we could go back for her and it breaks my heart that we can’t!

$120.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Diana and Anne (L)

DianaSisters

The girls were removed from their home in mid-2011,  as their mother wasn’t able to provide for them.  They are in the orphanage now, and no one visits them; parental rights were terminated.

 

Diana, born January 2008
Delay in mental development, speech and speaking development disorder

2012:  Diana is impulsive, it is hard for her to wait, and gets upset fast. Her emotions change fast. She likes to present and express herself, seeks for the close contact and expresses attachment, seeks for love and attention.

2013: The developmental delays she has require attention and activities.  Diana requires individual attention provided by the adult in the following areas: education, daily routine and hygiene.

 

 

Anne

Anne, born March 2009
Developmental delays, speech and language delays

2012: Anne’s development does not comply with her age. She does not yet speak in sentences but understands the language the other people are speaking, is responding with sounds or cry. Her emotional state is depending on situation. She likes the physical contact with the person she likes, when taken on hands always calms down. She constantly is looking for the secure and close relationship. She can not concentrate her attention for a longer time and for this reason mostly is playing alone.

2013: Anne is not yet toilet-trained. She does not yet speak in sentences but already tries to articulate some sounds and words. When she is in good mood always expresses joy, smiles and “talks”. She often leans on the care giver, expresses her love, gives a kiss. Due to the developmental delays, she requires a special and ongoing attention and to have individual activities.
$36.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Kasmira (L)

KasmiraGirl, born March 2012
FAS, heart defect, developmental delays.

Kasmira had a difficult birth, and a suspected prenatal injury. Family history states alcohol use.

At the age 9 months, Kasmira turns her body over without any help, crawls and tries to stand up. While seated, she still can not sit but already the protective reaction from the front is in a formative stage. She does not yet stands on her foot in full, still on tiptoe. Takes the object-toy purposely. She does not have many sounds yet, smiles, sometimes laugh with sounds. The therapist works with the child.

Kasmira was given up at birth; her older siblings have been adopted by a foreign family.

$200.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Sheppard

30726000820Boy, born in June 1998

We only have until he is 16 (June 2014) to find a family for him, or he will age out!

The Director of the orphanage where this boy presently lives states that he is very friendly, open-hearted and easy-going. He is very socially active and participates in all school activities. He likes music, drawing and sport games. He is very responsible and respectful.

He lives in the orphanage since his early childhood as his mother left him in maternity hospital.

He really wants to be adopted and is ready to live in the family.  Please help us find him a family!

 

$2703.48 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Perry #4-4

PerryAge: 3
Diagnosis: moderate mental delays & hyperkinetic disorder

Perry is on medication for the hyperkinetic disorder. His most recent update was in late 2012. At that time, he could sit up and crawls, but was not yet walking. He would hold toys and transfer them from hand to hand, but did not initiate purposeful play. He was making sounds, but not talking. He was eating from a spoon. At the age of 30 months, his development tested at the 11 month old level. In the video clip from April 2013, he is taking steps while holding on to 2 hands of the caregiver.

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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Jeffrey

Jeffrey-AsiaBoy, born May 2005
PRC
Complete hearing loss

Jeffrey is a sweet little boy who has been diagnosed with complete hearing loss. Doctors suggested him to wear hearing-aid and to do Cochlear Implantation when necessary. Jeffrey has normal development and has a lovely smile. He is 8 years old and is an active boy who is very social. He has many friends. Although, he cannot communicate with verbal language he is able to use sign language. His caregivers note that his communication style has no impact on his communication and play with other children. Jeffrey’s physical development is normal and he is able to go upstairs one foot per step, jump off floor with both feet, run and jump freely, and stand on one foot. Jeffrey can dress himself and can wash his hands on his own before meals. He knows big and small, outer and inner, can imitate drawing cross, can write numbers, and can recognize colors. At this time, he is attending a speech class for deaf children in the institute. Because he has not had proper educational training before, his teachers note that he has a lot to learn. However, they believe that he is a clever child and will be able to catch up if he studies hard. His teachers plan to send him to study in the Qiyin School to receive systematical study after one year of study for speech training in the institute.

$9.95 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Carrie

Carrie-AsiaGirl, born January 2006
PRC
Thalassemia and Splenectomy

Lovely little Carrie is a precious 7 year old girl who has been diagnosed with Thalassemia and Splenectomy. She has also had her appendix removed. Carrie needs to receive 1-2 blood transfusions each month. Carrie is very outgoing. She gets along great with other children and smiles at all times. When she gets around strangers she is a little shy. Carrie loves to drink milk and eat jelly. She also likes to play with bouncy balls and run. Her favorite subject is Chinese, Life and Ideological, and morals. Because she often needs to have blood transfusions for her illness this has burdened her liver and made it function abnormally. She has since been taking medicine for her liver. Carrie is studying in grade one in Qixin School of our institute. She has mastered Pinyin, can write Chinese characters “ren”, “kou”, “tou” and “shou”, but she can’t write her own name. Carrie is also learning some English words and is able to speak simple English words. Carrie is very artistic. Her caregivers note she is not the best singer but she loves to perform!

$5.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Sunny

Sunny-AsiaGirl, born September 2002
PRC
Intellectual delay

Sunny is a precious 10 year old girl who is waiting to find her forever family. At this time, she is living with a foster family; however, she is eager to have a family of her own. Sunny has been living with a foster family for almost 5 years. Under the care of this family, Sunny has grown up healthily. She is a restless and optimistic little girl who is very polite. Sunny enjoys watching cartoons, playing with toys, and playing games with her friends. The orphanage indicated that due to her life surroundings they have taken her to complete an IQ test in August 2012 which showed that she does have delayed intelligence compared to her peers. However, her gross motor skills, language abilities, and fine motor skills are doing well. Her delays primary effect her schooling. Sunny can write her own name, can say Pinyin, and knows common words. Sunny can do addition and subtraction within 100 and she is learning to speak and communicate in English! Sunny does have poor marks in school and she has troubles concentrating and paying attention during class. Even with this, Sunny really loves school and she gets along well with her classmates.

$5.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Donovan #4-2

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERADonovanAge: 2
Diagnosis: lower flaccid paraparesis and internal hydrocephaly –shunted.

Donovan was born with spina bifida that was surgically corrected. He has a shunt to control the hydrocephalus. He sits unaided, holding onto a fixed support. He turns from back to belly and rises from a position of lying onto his belly while supporting himself on his hands. He makes cautious attempts to crawl and to get to a desired toy. He pronounces continuous combinations of sounds purposefully as well as syllables, when imitating adults. He makes attempts to pronounce words consisting of repeated syllables (such as “mama”). He reaches for hanging toys and grabs small objects that are handed to him in his hand.

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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Pete #4-3

Peter

Silas (Pete) 2014

Silas (Pete) 2014

BULGARIA

ADOPTED BY THE WOOD FAMILY IN CANADA

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Aubrey #33

baby girlGirl, age: 1
Diagnosis: Down syndrome

Aubrey was recently given developmental assessments that placed her IQ at 78. She does not have any health concerns at this time.
Detailed information on Aubrey’s current developmental skills coming soon.

 

$562.50 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Nelia #11-42

NeliaAge: 5
Diagnosis: developmental delays

She is participating in a preschool program. She is working with therapists and a 1:1 caregiver on developmental skills. She follows simple directions, is starting to communicate, is toilet trained, feeds herself, plays with toys and responds to her name. She has no behavior problems or incidences of aggression.

 

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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Ethel

30716201615Girl, born August 2009Ethel May 2013
Spina bifida operated, FAS, incontinence, mental delay.

 

Ethel has started walking.

FACING TRANSFER!!

 

$94.50 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Pepe

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

 

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

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

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

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

Photo available from the agency, for serious inquiries.

Because we only have this child’s file for a short time, he will not be able to receive donations until a family is found for him. The agency anticipates they’ll have his file for 3-6 months.

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Georgina

30624160006 sm 30624160006Girl, born December 2009
Congenital heart disease: ventricular septal defect, open oval window Q 21.0, pathological dislocation of the right hip, crossed eyes, delay of physical development, slight mental delay.

 

She has some features of FAS (fetal alcohol syndrome).  This is a cautionary disclosure, not a diagnosis.

 

$9.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Joey

Joey1Joey_Fall2009Boy, born November 2006
PRC
Congenital Heart Defect

 

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

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

$522.90 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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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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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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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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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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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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Clara

claraGirl, born November 2005

PRC

Clara is an adorable 7 year old girl who has been diagnosed with Tuberous Sclerosis. Clara also has cognitive delays, but her limb development is normal.

She is able to speak sentences of 10 words and express her thoughts clearly. Clara is currently in first grade at school. She has a hard time concentrating and memorizing new material, but she is hard working and very helpful to her teachers. Clara gets along well with other children, and will even help look after them. She loves to sing, dance, play sports, listen to music, play games, watch cartoons, and listen to stories. Clara has a very good appetite. She especially likes to eat popsicles, watermelon, and candy. Clara is described as a quiet girl that is closest to her caretakers and teachers.

$11.70 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Macy

macyGirl, born Oct 2003
PRC

Macy is a darling 9 year old girl who has been diagnosed with Dyskinesia of the lower limbs, Spina Bifida, congenital dislocation of the hip, and right clubbed foot. She has received an operation for her clubbed foot. Since her operation, she is able to stand up and walk with assistance. Her caregivers believe that she will do well in the future because she is a courageous girl.

Macy has been in the institution since she was found at 7 months of age. At the age of 11 months, Macy could smile when she recognized familiar faces and could roll over from her stomach to her back. At the age of 17 months she could call her nannies and could respond by waving her hands goodbye. She has received rehabilitation exercise to help with the motion of her lower limbs. She has been living in a foster family and receives lots of love and care from her family.

She is helpful around the home and is described sensitive, diligent, and polite. She has many talents and enjoys singing, writing, and playing cards. She has a big imagination and likes drawing birds, houses, and rainbows. Her favorite toy is a Barbie doll. Macy is a smart girl and can count from 1-100. She knows the four seasons and the changes that come with each season. Her biggest dream is to go to college to become a doctor. She is passionate about caring for people who are in pain so that they can live happy lives.

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

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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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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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Bryson

30413213518 (2)Boy, born December 2008Bryson

Delay of psychological and speech development, hip dysplasia, atrial septal defect (condition after surgery).

 

From a family who met him in late 2013:
He was in our son’s groupa and we saw him several times in our 7 weeks of visits.  He is sweet. He’s a gentle boy. He’s obedient/cooperative. He never stood out as mischievous or overly active (not hyper). Just a sweet, kind, joyous little guy. In the hustle and activity of the 11 kids in his groupa, I had to stop and look for him because he’s not overly aggressive or assertive. Maybe a little on the shy side. But still friendly when approached (as far as we could tell.)  His eyes are beautiful.  Just a handsome little sweetie!! He needs a family!! He’s in a good orphanage that provides good medical care.  Such a sweet little boy.  He needs a family!!

$29.50 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

 

Adopted outside of RR

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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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Victor

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VictorBoy, born June 2008
PRC
facial deformity
At the age of 2 years old, Victor could play toys alone on his crib, be interested in the things in his surrounding environment and he has quick smile. Now he is in the special educational class and he understands simple instructions.

He is very cute and has quick reaction. He has special feelings to caregivers and enjoys being lead to outdoors for fun. He adjusts to strangers and new environment slowly. He loves listening to music and playing with toys and he is an adorable child.

Video available for inquiring families.

$4308.25 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Maddox

Boy, born December 2008
PRC
Down syndrome

This little one is so smart and learns quickly. He loves to blow kisses and listen to music. He likes to clap his hands when you sing to him. He has made good progress developmentally. Balls are his favorite toy.
$1000.00 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Berkeley

Guardian Angelberkeley2013Girl, Born October 22, 2003

What a stunning, happy little girl!  Berkeley has long blonde hair and beautiful brown eyes.    She was born with clubbed feet, but is able to walk holding on to a fence or hands or the wall.  She is very determined and tries to do everything on her own.  Surgery and therapy could change this little girl’s life!

Berkeley does have strabismus (crossed eye), her records indicate hydrocephaly, but she certainly seems to be doing fine and not showing any signs of cognitive difficulty from that.  She also has hypoplasia of her right kidney.

From her medical records:  The girl had spinal hernia like,  the hernia was successfully operated, that is why the girl can walk now.   As the result of that hernia the girl has incontinence of urine.   Hydrocephaly.   She has shunt in the brain which should be there for few more years.   She is very kind and loving and has lots of friends. ”

Berkeley has SO much potential, and will do so well in a loving family environment!

Older parents and large families welcome.  Married couples only.  Travel required for both parents.  More photos available!

$10326.71 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

 

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Kyle #7-1

Boy, Born March 11, 2004

Main diagnosis: Down syndrome, strabismus
Kyle has already been transferred to a mental institution.

Kyle was born with a heart condition and anal atresia, but both have been surgically corrected and he is now perfectly healthy. Kyle walks, pronounces combinations of words and seeks out physical contact and attention. He has difficulty with his attention span and his development is delayed. However, he still shows a desire to learn and interact.

Several photos are available. Profile and most recent photo updated in 2012.

SINGLE MOMS, OLDER PARENTS, & LARGE FAMILIES WELCOME, EASY TRAVEL

$10,310.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

 

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Zane

Boy, Born March 2004

 

This adorable 6 year old boy with Down syndrome was found outside a police station in March of 2008. His age is estimated. He is reported to have adapted will to life at the orphanage and has made many friends. He is very helpful to the teachers and care givers. He is able to take care of his daily needs, and speaks a few words. His caregivers find him to be loving, humorous, very adorable and having a kind heart. This lovable boy needs a family that is experienced with childhood delays and can be strong advocates for him.

Contact Erin Mower at Holt International for more info

$38.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Kaleb #6-5 HP

DOB: September 2003
Down syndrome

 

Kaleb’s gross motor skills are developed. He walks, goes up/down steps with minimal assistance and runs. He spends most of his time choosing to sit in a child’s chair. He requires 1:1 assistance with academic tasks. He is attending a special needs school. He enjoys group music activities. He eats with assistance and is on a restricted diet to assist with constipation issues. He is a calm child. He does not exhibit any auto-aggression. He responds to his name. He makes eye contact, but he does not talk. He likes to play with cars, balls, stuffed animals and on the swing. He prefers to spend his time alone instead of interacting with other children.

Addition photos and videos from October 2012 are available of Kaleb.

$7500.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Jimmy

Boy, Born March 30, 2007
PRC

From a missionary who visited with him in May 2010:  “ Jimmy is a delightful three year old with Down Syndrome.  He is decribed as being quiet and playful.  Jimmy doesn’t walk by himself yet, but he can get anywhere he needs by holding onto furniture and walls.  He only says a few words, but understands so much more. Jimmy has a close relationship with his foster father.  When foster dad hugs him and raises him up, he laughs happily.  Jimmy also loves the outdoors.  When foster mom takes him to pick up his older foster brother from school, he raises his head in his stroller, looks at the sky, and laughs heartily.  He is curious about everything. ”

Update in July 2011:  Jimmy, now four years old, has been on the shared list for a long time … At the time his file was submitted, he didn’t even walk yet! Now he runs. When the file was prepared, he didn’t speak at all. He’s still a man of few words, but he does call those in his foster family by name …  If his family doesn’t find him soon, they may move him out of his foster home to make room for another child who they feel may have a better chance at a family.”

More photos available, along with full medical records.   Single moms permitted, no more than 6 children at home, only one parent has to travel.

$7559.50 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Meredith

Girl, Born October 2006

 Meredith is a GORGEOUS little girl with dark skin, dark silky hair, and giant brown eyes.  She is now 5 years old and has waited so long for a family of her own.  Meredith is HEALTHY, with no medical complications.  
THIS PROGRAM IS CURRENTLY GOING THROUGH SOME CHANGES.   WE HOPE FOR PROGRESS IN THE SPRING OF 2012.  
Recent update (April 2011):  Meredith is doing very well and is a content child. She recognizes her name when it is called. She smiles often when her caregivers speak to her. She recognizes the staff. She likes to play with toys. She can pronounce a few words. She is not a picky eater. She is a wonderful little girl with Down Syndrome waiting for her family. A recent report also shows that she has mild CP.   She can walk but she cannot run.
In addition to Meredith’s sizeable grant through Reece’s Rainbow, our agency partner serving her also offers grants and lowered fees for her adoption.   We have recently been given permission to share Meredith’s photo now, so with her new grant and a photo, I so hope we can find her family now!
  • Only ONE trip of about 10 days
  • Only one parent has to travel
  • Married couples must be married a minimum of 2 years
  • Single mothers on a prior-approval basis only
  • No more than one prior divorce per couple
  • Small families only, no more than 3 children at home

$6443.50 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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