Girl, born December 2011
Precious Kira recently turned three and is diagnosed as having Down Syndrome. Kira can hold her own cup to drink water and she can imitate adults. Though she understands simple language, she does not speak yet. Kira is described as mild and docile. She likes to get close to people and play with toys. She will wave her hands happily if you play with her. She is adorable and she gets along well with others. Kira likes to share toys and food with her friends! <3
The agency has videos where you can tell she has spunk and she knows how to give a high five too! She can army crawl like a champ and she has a beautiful smile! Can you stand the cuteness?
$32.40 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!
Boy, born November 2012
Post-op imperforate anus, lumbar scoliosis, syringomyelia
Wyman is a timid and shy boy. His personality is very introverted. When his caretakers play music, Wyman will excitedly twist and turn and dance! He can imitate sounds and say more than 5 words. Wyman knows his name, and really enjoys playing with toys and his caretakers. He can walk on his own and likes to look at picture books. Please help us find Wyman a home!
$22.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!
Girl, born January 2012
Cerebral palsy, bilateral corneal leukoma, congenital heart disease, congenital nerve deafness
Felicia is an energetic and adorable little girl. She really likes to cling to her nannies. Each time she sees them, she will extend her little hands and want the nannies to hold her. She is also rather sensible. When the nannies are busy, she will cleverly go to the side and play on her own, sometimes raising her little head to look and then continuing to play in her own little world.
Little Felicia has rehabilitative training every day in the mornings and afternoons, so that she is able to become more agile. She has congenital nerve deafness. She does not respond to her name, and she cannot hear someone calling her from behind or from another room. She has not been potty trained and cannot go to the bathroom on her own. When the nannies play with her, she is really adorable and rather likes to smile, especially when she plays with light up toys. Help us find a forever family for this little angel!
Girl, born August 2012
Nervous system motor development delays
Shaiy is a rather peaceful little girl. She loves to smile and gets along with others very well. She likes to play with other children. She is especially interested in sounds and she likes to listen to music. When she hears music, she will wiggle her little body.
Shaiy’s hand movements are good. She can grasp a toy normally. She can play with toys on her own. She can use her fingers to pinch and pick up items. Shaiy is very interested in picture books. She can turn each page of the book. She can crawl, turn over and stand using the support of a railing. As of now, she still cannot walk. Her vision is average and she is able to see things that are far away.
Shaiy can now say “mama.” She is able to understand adults, she understands the meaning of “no,” and she is able to understand adult’s facial expressions. She knows how to cooperate when getting dressed. Sha recognizes familiar people near her and when she sees a familiar person, she will want to be held.
Shaiy is an especially adorable child. Please help us find her a forever family!
$72.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!
Girl, born August 2011
Down syndrome, mild B Thalessemia
Breena is 3 years old, and adorable! She has Down syndrome, with no known heart issues. Her medical states she has mild B Thalessemia which requires no transfusions. Her motor skills and language are a bit behind her peers, which is to be expected. She is quiet, smart, and loves to play with her friends. Breena is a sweetheart! She is ready for her family!
$36.52 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!
Boy, born Feb 2014
Nervous system motor development delays, congenital heart disease
Mitch is a lively and active little boy! He is not afraid of strangers and he does not like to play by himself. He likes to listen to music and will move to it. Mitch loves playing with toys. He likes all kinds of toys, especially those that make sound. He responds quickly to his name.
Mitch can lift his head while lying on his stomach, and has learned how to use his hands to grab things. He is still young, so he cannot talk. But when he smiles, he will also laugh. Mitch always gives the nannies a big smile, and likes being around other children. He is especially charming. We hope Mitch finds his forever family soon!
$22.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!
Girl, born March 2003
Katie is blind and has lived in a foster home for orphans with visual impairments since 2011. Every child has an individual education plan and the goal is to allow them to be independent and live life to the full. Katie is a sweet girl who was very shy when she first came to the foster home. It took her some time to adapt and get used to her new Ayis and classmates. In the beginning she simply observed the other children. She is completely blind. Katie does well in school and enjoys studying. She has a really good memory and understands most of her lessons, and loves to raise her hand to answer questions. She can be a little competitive at times, and loves to lead the other children in singing. She also does well in English class. Katie enjoys drawing and painting, and anything that has to do with music. She has done well enough in her studies that she is now able to attend the School of the Blind. She has been making good progress at the School for the Blind, She lives in an apartment with 3 other girls and her ayi and is learning lots of independent living skills. She is good at running and has run twice in the mini marathon! Are you the artistic, musical family Katie is waiting for?
$22.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!
Boy, born June 2008
Simon has low vision. He is a lovely little boy who loves to play and cuddle everyone. He has low vision and therefore can still see large shapes. He loves playing in the playroom with his new friends or big toys. We are letting him get settled in so that he can become familiar with his nannies and friends at his new foster home for orphans with visual impairments. He has done well at primary school and he enjoys his classes. Not only has it greatly improved his communication skills, but it has been a lot of fun for him too. Every time he sits in a carboard box, it turns into a bus or a boat. He has an amazing imagination! Simon went up in a cable car once and he said it is now his favourite thing to do, he loved the feeling of flying! Simon can see characters, but it hurts his eyes if he looks at them for too long, and so he is learning Braille, which will be his primary means of reading and communication. His speech and language skills are very good, and he loves talking and playing with his friends! Wouldn’t you love to be the family who gets to ride the cable cars with him?
$100.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!
Girl, born August 2013
Sweet beauty! She has down syndrome, but otherwise is clinically healthy.
- Married couples and single women may adopt
- Adoption process approx 8-12 months
- Three trips – both parents need to travel for trip one
- Trip one is 10-15 days
- Trip two – about 6-8 weeks after trip one, for court
- Trip three – about 6-8 weeks after trip two, 7-10 days long
- Total estimated cost is $43,000
$1,445.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!
Girl, born September 2013
Club hands, congenital heart disease and repaired fistula
Torrie is a gorgeous little girl! Torrie needs a family who is able to work through her medical needs. Her file says she is active and lovely. She has a round little face, fair skin, double eyelids and eyes full of aura. She is a lovely and clever girl. She loves to laugh, eyes narrowed, whole mouth up and smiled happily when he laughs as long as the familiar people tease her. Torrie is developing very fast in all area at this time. She can make sounds like Mum and Grandma. She would make sound to you and ask for the toy or bottle if you refuse to gave it to her on purpose. She is so cute. She likes talking with you. Her hands are very nimble and strong. She is able to grasp spoon firmly and shake a small rattle. She can switch the toy from one hand to the other and laugh happily. Her leg strength is increasing. She can stand up steadily for a while if you hold her two hands.
$45.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!
Girl, born October 2007
Taya is an extremely adorable child. If you ask her what her name is, she will tell you. If you ask her how old she is, she will extend her fingers to tell you that she is 7 years old. She is extremely intelligent. Taya loves to dance and in this aspect, she is very gifted. No matter what dance the teacher teaches, she is able to learn it all very quickly. Every Children’s Day, Taya is always the lead dancer. On the stage, she is just like a little star who leads the other little children as they copy and imitate her dancing. Now, Taya can dance “Gangnam Style,” “Little Apple,” “Go Baby!” and other dances. Taya also likes the piano. When she has nothing to do, she loves to sit in front of the piano, with both hands on the piano keys, and imitates playing.
Taya is very obedient, sensible and clever. Sometimes, she will even intentionally make strange faces to make you smile. If you take Ya’s picture, she will make her eyes big and wait for you to snap the shutter, and then she will narrow her eyes, stick out her tongue and make very funny faces. We truly hope Taya is able to find a forever family!
$675.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!
Down Syndrome, residual-organic lesion of the central nervous system, low paraparesis, slight mental delay, valgus feet, muscle hypotonia, diaphragmatic hernia (had surgery in May 2013), crossed eyes, congenital partial optic nerves atrophy.
He can sit, stand up, make steps. He does not talk. He expresses interest in toys. He lived with his mother but she passed away recently.
$3,199.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!
Girl, born July 2011
Down Syndrome & mild congenital heart disease
Clover is outgoing and friendly but she prefers familiar people. She enjoys animals, books, moving toy cars and balls. She understands simple instructions, gestures to show “good-bye” and “hug” and understands the meaning of “no.” Clover likes to imitate adults and is able to communicate by speaking. She likes learning to sing songs and playing with other children. She especially enjoys the outdoor playgrounds and slides. Clover likes running and climbing high, riding her bike and playing hide and seek.
$7,268.26 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!
Boy, born April 2013
Post-op congenital heart disease (major)
Yancy is such a sweetie pie! He can walk freely on his own and is at the same development level as his peers. He loves to play with toys, especially sports balls, and really enjoys playing with others. Yancy loves to play “drop the handkerchief”, which is similar to “duck, duck, goose”. We hope this cute boy finds a family soon!
Boy, born Sept 2012
Missing corpus callsoum, widening of cerebral ventricles and external space
Wenn is a healthy and energetic angel! He is chubby and loves to smile, showing off his little dimples. His physical development is normal for his age, and he can walk freely and eat on his own. Wenn enjoys playing with other children and has a favorite nanny.
$157.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!
Boy, born October 2001
Missing right foot, syndactyly of right hand, delayed language development
Trace likes outdoor activities and playing with other children. He is fond of music and watching TV. Trace is a very curious boy! He can express his feelings with accurate words and is willing to communicate well with others. Trace loves to be clean and is polite. He is good at caring for himself. He can follow directions and can take on and off clothes, socks and shoes. He enjoys outdoor activities and playing with toys. Trace also loves to eat! His favorite foods are fish, fruits and eggs.
$18.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!
Girl, born March 2013
Down syndrome, congenital heart defect
Hazel is a sweet baby girl with Down syndrome. When staff saw her in February she was very curious and alert.
At that time she had poor muscle tone, but she has since learned to raise her head while lying on her stomach, roll over, and sit on her own. She can also hold her own bottle while drinking. Though she’s not yet speaking she loves listening to music and responds when she hears a song. She especially enjoys being held, and playing with other children. She had surgery to repair a heart condition last November.
The agency has a $4000 grant available!
$490.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!
Girl, born March 2012
Pippa is an active and lively little girl and she loves to talk and smile. She has started to learn to talk, and she can say simple two-syllable sounds. Her pronunciation of single syllables is clear. She is a bit introverted and shy with strangers, but after a while she will be fine.
Although she has myelomeningocele and hydrocephalus, she has already had two surgeries and has a shunt for fluid drainage. She can sit well, and she can freely crawl back and forth in the room. She loves to imitate others around her. When she hears music, she will rock her body along with the rhythm; it is so cute. She loves to share toys and play with other children.
$9.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!
Girl, born February 2012
Down syndrome, congenital heart defect, auricle partition defect; inborn deafness; hip dysplasia, crossed eyes; horizontal nistagma; inborn II-III feet fingers webbed
Update as of November 2014:
Little Miss February‘s motor skills are developing: she can sit without support and starts to crawl, sometimes she moves by turning herself from one side to another; she does not yet crawl properly yet; she has started to stand up while holding an adult‘s hand. Her emotions are positive most of the time. She wants to communicate with adults and children and is requesting attention with sounds and signs and is seeking direct emotional contact. She observes the speaking person‘s face, looks and finds the person‘s face and keeps eye contact for a short time. She reacts when she is called by name, and with the help of signs she understands and implements simple instructions like: take, give, come. The muscle tone of her articuliation mechanism is low. Her mouth is often open and she puts her tongue out of her mouth. She is speaking more sounds and syllables when her mood is good. She started to pronounce the word „Ačiū“ (Thank you) and “Ate“ (Good bye). She has started to be more active and interested in toys. She has a hard time falling asleep but eats well. She eats only with the help of an adult, eating skills are not yet in place. She wears a hearing aid for average level of hearing disorder and needs surgery for her crossed eyes.
$1,612.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!
Girl, born January 2003
Sensitive special need
Look at lovely 11.5 year old, Leona! It seems unbelievable to think that she came into care as an infant and is still waiting for a family. Leona is diagnosed as having tested positive and treated for a sensitive special need as an infant. Her file is about 2.5 years old, so the agency she is listed with is trying to get an update from her orphanage. Leona is optimistic and active. She likes to smile at people, enjoys group activities, and likes playing badminton and jump rope with her friends. From someone who knew her: She is a girly girl who loves to dance and have her hair done with pretties. She was in the third grade in China and does pretty well in school. She likes to play games with her friends and watch cartoons on TV.
From her file: At the age of 7 years old, Leona went to preschool. When she was 8, she went to grade one in the primary school. She got along well with her classmates and teachers. At the age of 9 years old, she was an active girl, focused on her courses in school. She was getting average grades in school and she liked playing with her classmates. She enjoyed eating snacks such as biscuits, peanuts, and melon seeds. She likes eating porridge and bread for breakfast. She has a ready smile. She can speak quickly and fluently and knows her letters and numbers.
$9.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!
We are so excited to be able to advocate for Erika once again! Her file was previously pulled, but she *IS* currently available for adoption — Let’s not keep her waiting any longer — she needs a family!
Erika is a polite girl who listens to her foster parents and respects them very much. Each time after her foster mother cooks a meal, she will put her palms together devoutly and says “thank you” to her. When guests come, she will greet them politely under the guidance of her parents. Erika has mastered the basic living skills. She can use the toilet by herself, and she can wear shoes, socks and clothes by herself.
She also can eat meals with spoon. Erika has also learned to ride a children’s swing bike. Erika can understand instructions in daily life and can react properly. For example, when foster mother says “Hug” to her every time, she will run towards her mother happily and fall into her embrace. When she finds there are rubbishes on the ground, she will pick them up and put them into the dustbin on her own. After taking off dirty clothes, she will put them into washtub in time. Erika has a quiet character, enjoying listening to slow songs. She likes staying alone, but she is easy to get along with. She never scrambles for foods or toys with other brothers or sisters. She is always modest and full of self-sacrifice spirit. What Erika likes most is a cloth doll. Her foster parents have already started early education for her, in order to improve her cognitive ability.
$10,040.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!
Girl, born July 2013
Melissa is able to crawl. She plays normally for a child of her age, both alone and with an adult. She makes attempts to get those around her to play with her. She knows her name and seems attached to her foster mother. She is able to understand simple instructions.
$274.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!
Boy, born December 2012
He is healthy, but his psychomotor development is delayed. He can crawl and roll over. He tries to pull himself up. His is able to eat without assistance. He plays with toys for a long time and joins other children in play. He is sociable with adults and children. He appears happy when receiving attention.
Update: This sweet boy started making 1-2 independent steps in the beginning of February, 2015!
$695.17 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!
Boy, born November 2002
Cerebral palsy, post-op knee contractures
Saam has the cutest smile and is very ticklish. He needs a family of his own more than anything. One of his favorite things to do is to play outside with his friends. He especially likes hide and seek and soccer. He also loves drawing and art. Saam likes school, especially language classes.Saam is so happy and smiles and laughs all the time. His special need causes him to walk with a bit of a limp but he can still run around do everything any kid can do. When asked if he would like to be adopted, Saam said yes. He will see three of his friends get adopted this year so it is all becoming more real to him. He said he likes dogs and would like a dog. And he said he would like some siblings too. Saam said that he would like to say thank you to a family who adopted him.
$1,683.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!
Boy, born January 2011
Down syndrome, Hypothyroidism, Corrected Patent Ductus Arteriosus
Scottie is a sweet little boy who has been living at his children’s home since he was three months old and adapted easily to his group life there. He has stable routines and is receiving weekly physical, occupational, and language treatments. He has good hand-eye coordination and can thread large beads. Scottie can mimic conversations and can follow commands. He is active and has bonded well to his main caregivers and he is described as being curious and having a stable emotion. Scottie likes to “sweet talk the caretakers”, and responds very well to positive reinforcement. This cutie is looking for his forever family who will be dedicated to him and his long-term growth and development. He deserves to be cherished by a loving forever family!
$618.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!
Siblings (5 & 3 years old)
3 years old Marian is an easy-going, obedient, affectionate, obedient child. She is susceptible to criticism.
5 years old Robin has been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum. He is an easy-going boy who enjoys being tickled.
Additional info coming soon.
Robin and Marian are currently available for adoption and waiting for their forever family! The central authority in the childrens’ country of origin are the legal custodians and guardians of the children and Open Door has been given the privilege to assist in finding permanent homes for these children. Agency has photos and videos and will be happy to share them with an interested family.
$237.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!
Boy, born June 2008
Post-op Congenital Heart Defect -TOF
Henry is diagnosed with post-op CHD-TOF. He is quite shy. His foster brother, Cailin, is the leader of these two. Henry has received heart surgery and has recovered very well. He was taking a nap in the kindergarten and was unhappy to be woken up to have his picture taken when Madison staff met him. He and Cailin are good brothers and are always together. Henry is a smart boy!
$9.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!
Abigail was born in June 2011 and has been diagnosed with spina bifida, scoliosis, and hydrocephalus for which she has received a shunt. Abigail also takes medication for epilepsy, but has not had any seizures since beginning treatment. She has strabismus.
Abigail is a bright and engaging child. She speaks in complete sentences, explores, and knows exactly what is asked of her. Abigail is interested in everything, likes to talk on the phone, plays with toys, and sings. She is known as the social butterfly of her orphanage, always smiling and joyful.
Abigail is able to use her hands very well, moves around freely on the floor and sits unassisted. She may sometimes struggle with solid food because she does not chew very well, but reportedly has no trouble eating cookies and candy. While Abigail is very vocal, not all of the words in her vocabulary are completely clear to understand.
Update April 2015: Abigail was examined again by her orthopedist and her diagnoses of spina bifida (myelomeningocele) with severe congenital scoliosis and paralyzed right lower extremity were confirmed. Her doctor believes that she may be able to walk in the future with crutches/walker and braces, but that she needs surgery soon to stop the progression of her scoliosis. Abigail’s doctor describes her as a beautiful and bright little girl who would bring happiness to any family.
From a family who met her in March 2015: Abigail is a beautiful girl with a bright personality and the cutest voice. She is very talkative and likes attention. She is able to use her arms to propel herself on the ground and feed herself with a spoon. She does not let her physical limitations stop her from doing what she wants. She has the most contagious laugh and likes to be in charge and sweetly dictate her surroundings. She’s such a tiny dynamite – she dramatically threw her hands on her hips and flashed a big smile as she stated her opinion. Abigail needs spinal surgery that cannot be performed in her birth country. She urgently needs a family.
From a family who met Abigail in October 2014: Abigail is the size of an infant in both height and weight. She’s a social child, engaged and engaging. She communicates constantly and purposefully, but her speech is very hard to understand. Abigail gets around quite well by scooting on her bottom. When she saw another child upset and crying, she moved over to her and gave her friend a long hug.
From a family who met Abigail in May 2014: Abigail is a little diva! Her personality is explosive. She is very smart. She told me all the names of the caregivers and children. When she sees someone she shouts, “Come” and taps on the ground next to her. She is so loving, compassionate, and so kind. She frequently hugs the other children on her own doing. She doesn’t have too much use of her legs at this time, but can scoot on her bottom. We put her in a walking position and she could put some weight onto her legs. She laughed so hard at herself when she was “walking.” She had a nasogastric tube in her nose while we were there. A virus was going around and she wasn’t drinking enough so they put it in the children to make sure they were getting enough liquids. They said it was temporary and she normally eats and drinks fine. She also can feed herself and loves chocolate. Whoever adopts Abigail will be so blessed. I think she will excel in a family, and the reward for being her mom would be the biggest blessing to anyone.
Please note: Married couples only.
$5,627.70 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!
Boy, born in 2009
“Normal” social coefficient; Possess adequate attention and concentration. Lack of development of fine motor coordination for his age with adequate potential to learn
Language expression lacks of development (he won’t tell experiences but if asked, he will sing a song)
Responds with a smile to presented stimuli and receptive to affection. His appetite and sleep habits are good. Last year he attended an educative center with good progress. Social abilities being developed.
Kjellsen is currently available for adoption and waiting for his forever family! The central authority in the children’s country of origin are the legal custodians and guardians of the children and Open Door has been given the privilege to assist in finding permanent homes for these children. Agency has additional photos and videos and will be happy to share them with an interested family.
$45.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!
From a missionary who visited in August 2014: Dillon loves cuddles and attention. He also loves getting his photo taken with other people, then takes his own “photos” with his hand. He grabs you and says “cheee” and takes a selfie with his hand. So adorable! He has a killer laugh. He is smart and helps out the caregivers. He doesn’t speak but verbalizes sounds and makes his needs known. He will be a lovely son.
From a family who visited with him in 2014: In all my interaction and time with Dillon, I never saw the slightest sign that he was aggressive or had the ability to hit children. In fact, out of all the boys there, Dillon is the most gentle, softhearted, and kind. I did see some horse play and pinching between the other boys, but never Dillon. Dillon is calm, extremely happy, and joyful, and very soft and slow with his movements.
From another family who met him:
He is beautiful! absolutely a treasure. a teddy bear my hubby says. When he first met me, he kissed my hand to say hello, and then he kissed (my husband’s) hand. He has a beautiful smile! We visited him again later that night. He gave me a huge hug. He just wraps his arms around you very tight! He is quiet, but sat next to me and loves to spend time with you. Today, when we arrived and gave the kids cookies, he was so happy. We have a video where he sets down what he has in one hand just to say hello to the camera. He is full of smiles. When we left, I went up to him and he put the world’s hugest smile on his face and put his arms out in a straight “t”, armed and ready for a tight hug! An absolute treasure is the best way to describe him He is more than that. He loves to play soccer. He runs and plays and laughs. He will be a huge blessing to a family! Also very gentle!
$4,012.23 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!
Girl, 3 y.o. (DOB 2010)
Delphine is a cheerful, playful and loving girl with a psychological age of a 1 yr and 9 month old child, which is below her chronological age. Because of this, the child requires more attention in different areas such as communication, socialization, occupation, self control, etc to achieve an adequate comprehensive development. Her language is poor for her age.
Delphine is a little girl with a HIV diagnosis that needs much attention and care. It is important that she gets integrated to a family that understands and accepts her health condition and that provides the socio-affective support that she requires to achieve the comprehensive development of her abilities and social adequacy.
The future parents must be able to create a stable and deep emotional bond; they must be expressive in their affection, with a great amount of physical energy and dynamic interaction but flexible and tolerant to facilitate her adaptation.
It is important to continue with the necessary early stimulation in all areas of personal development at the child’s pace to achieve her full potential. She must receive early stimulation and Language Therapy permanently.
Delphine is currently available for adoption and waiting for her forever family! The central authority in the children’s country of origin are the legal custodians and guardians of the children and Open Door has been given the privilege to assist in finding permanent homes for these children. Agency has photos and videos and we will be happy to share them with an interested family.
$96.30 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!
Girl, born 2009
cerebral palsy, epilepsy
Annie was found abandon at 1 yr old. Her evaluation in July 2012 stated….. During the test the patient can smile when teased, muscular tension of whole body is high, can not keep her head vertical stably, when held to stand her feet is crossed, when lying on stomach she does not use her forearms to support, she can not roll over, can not sit alone. She can not get things on her own initiative, can not evaluate her adaptability.
From someone who knows her:
She’s doing really well. She’s on medication to control her seizures and it’s working fine. I have never seen her have a seizure, but I believe it has happened occasionally when she has been febrile with a cold or virus. Of course, does need her medication to keep her stable. She loves her wheel chair.
Annie’s personality is loving and sweet. She is happiest if somebody will just spend time with her – laughing playing and cuddling her. But she is not whiny when other kids are getting the attention either, so she would be a great fit for a large family. She just enjoys movement and action, whether it involves her, or is going on around her. One of her favorite games is when you push her wheelchair really fast between two people – she laughs so much at this!
She’s bright and has a great understanding of everything, but cannot communicate verbally.
Her disability is definitely severe, but she is emotionally very healthy. We would so love to see her in a family. Eventually she will need to leave our home, as she is absolutely not palliative, and we desperately want to see that move take her to a loving home! She is really such a beautiful child. She is like sunshine, she warms everyone around her. Even though she is trapped inside a body which will not do what she needs it to do, the beauty of her personality will not be contained. If we can find a family who can manage her physical needs, they will be so blessed by this precious daughter. It makes me so sad to think of her future if she has to remain in her birth country.
$302.85 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!
Boy, born November 2009
DJay is 4 years old and a wonderful helper around the orphanage! He came into care when he was 2 years old because he had a meningocele. DJay had surgery for this in 2011 and his growth and development are on target! He is a little behind in his language development, but can understand instructions and he always tries to do things independently. He is working on getting potty trained, but it can be a little difficult since he had a meningocele. DJay is able to do all the same things as his friends physically. He loves to throw and catch a ball! DJay also likes to watch cartoons, try new foods, and play with his friends.
$25.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!
Girl, born May 2011
Post-op anal atresia/fistula, vision impairment, neoplasm of right ear
Mary is a sweet little girl who has been diagnosed with postoperative anal atresia/fistula, vitreous opacity of right eye, a neoplasm of right ear, and congenital microphthalmus of both eyes. She is able to crawl around but cannot walk on her own just yet. Mary still needs support while standing up and if she is helped can walk slowly. Mary uses a walker and with it is able to go places, sit, and stand up. She is learning how to eat with a spoon. Mary cannot see things that are far away due to her vision impairment. She gets along well with others and enjoys playing with the other children. Her caretakers think she is very energetic and active.
$50.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!
Boy, born February 2003
Grady is 11 years old and he has been diagnosed with chondrodysplasia dwarfism. Grady is very active and he is able to walk, run, and go upstairs independently. He is not included on formal education classes due to his size, but he is learning and reciting poems. Grady knows fruits, animals, and vegetables. Grady likes to help out his caregivers with the tasks that he is able to do. He likes to help stack chairs and clean the tables. Grady is able to fully follow directions of his caregivers and communicates all of his wants and needs. Aside from his diagnosed dwarfism, Grady is considered to be a health boy.
$100.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!
Boy, born late 2011
congenital absence of ear, canal, hand/finger, fused fingers, cleft palate, congenital malformation of cardiac septa
Oskar has had surgery for his cleft palate.
Additional pictures available.
$950.20 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!
Boy, born November 2003
right ear deformity, possible hearing loss
Tenney is 10 years old, and his special need is a right ear deformity (both outer ear and his file says he is missing his external auditory meatus). His file actually says he doesn’t have hearing loss, but an advocate has been been told he may have hearing loss. A family should be prepared for the possibility of hearing loss. He is said to be clever, and top of his class. Tenney is a leader, and now takes part in Young Pioneers. He is open and extroverted and likes playing outside on bikes/scooters. Tenny also enjoys watching cartoons, drawing, and playing with other children. His foster grandparents are both teachers, so they like to assist with his education as well as tell him stories. He then likes to tell these stories to friends. When Tenney was in kindergarten he liked to catch insects and bring them home to his foster grandma to identify. Overall he seems like a smart boy whose special need has very little impact on his day to day life!
Additional pictures available.
$260.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!
Boy, born April 2002
Johnathan is a strong, kind, brave boy who is also gentle and has a good temperament. He was quiet and timid when he first came into care, but now he is more outgoing. He does everything very carefully, and knows to feel grateful. He likes to sing and when he sings Grateful Heart, it brings tears to many people’s eyes. Johnathan also likes to draw and he is good at comforting others. He likes to play games and he likes going to school. He is able to walk freely with the help of his little blue walker. Johnathan has seen many friends get adopted and he is so afraid of being left behind.
$103.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!
Girl, born January 2013
Cerebral dysplasia, strephexopodia of both feet, neuroblastoma of left eye
Haddie is a quiet girl who can recognize familiar people, turn when her name is called and searches for dropped toys. She likes to play with colorful toys, cuddling with her nurturer, and is she finds something funny, she will laugh loudly. She is describes as being a smart and happy girl. Additional pictures available.
$63.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!
Sweet Neal was born in January of 2009 and has been diagnosed with perinatal encephalopathy and psychomotor development delay. We have reports that his doctor has stated that there is a possibility that Neal may be able to walk in the future, but there are no guarantees. He is able to express himself very well. He is a very kind little boy and is very much loved.
Update August 2012: Neal is very shy with people he does not know well, but his caretakers state that he is very outgoing and personable with those he knows well. He can say poems and he is very friendly and sociable. He once told his caretakers that one day he will walk, and they are working on therapy. Currently, he is not so strong but little by little he is progressing.
Update from January 2013: Our agency staff representative visited Neal in January and provided the following update. Neal speaks, understands the speech addressed to him, and recognizes everybody. He is very articulate, using complex sentences and knows poems and songs by heart. With physical therapy he has acquired better head control and is using his hands more. Therapists are working on his legs as well. With the help of physical therapy his doctors feel he will, little by little, develop his muscles. At this point he can stand for a second, which is big progress. Plus he is very smart and he himself wants to stand, walk and be stronger. It is very touching when he says so. It has only been a year and a half that he has been at the orphanage, and all that period of time they have done therapy, only not so intensive. If an intensive therapy was available for him he would have better progress.
Caregiver update March 2014: Everybody agrees the progress that Neal has made by now is huge. He’s able to move his hands and is doing really well. A very smart and sweet boy!
Additional photos, video and personal information available upon request from the agency.
From a family who met Neal in May 2014: Neal is a very shy boy when he doesn’t know you, but it is clear that he is very smart and aware of his surroundings. Everyone from the orphanage director down raves about Neal’s intelligence. He knows everyone, can tell you what has happened or will happen, memorizes parts of TV shows, recites poetry and sings songs. Despite his limited mobility, Neal is now potty-trained and notifies his caregivers when he has to use the restroom. Neal’s caretakers report that every morning when he wakes up he tells them, “I know my mama is coming.”
$423.29 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!
Miss Mirabel is also a real cutie! What a great smile she has Mirabel is 4 now and facing imminent transfer. We’ve had many successful adoptions from this orphanage and region! Please help us share Mirabel’s need for a forever family! Mirabel will remain bedridden for the rest of us her life if she is not adopted.
From one of our families who visited with her in August 2013: ” We saw Mirabel this morning. She is in the laying down room. The nannies were carrying them outside. She can’t hold her head up, support herself, sit, or stand. It looks like she has no control over her legs at all…flopped to the side when the nannies carried her. She does, however, have good use of her arms. She kept reaching up to try to touch me. I gave her a set of the rings to play with. She was SO happy to have something to play with. She kept smiling at me. I really think that there is a smart, aware little girl in that broken body.”
More photos available. Married couples only. Large families and older parents welcome. Travel required.
$7820.65 is available towards the cost of my adoption!
Layton is cheerful, lively and loves to laugh! He has had steady physical and since having his surgery. He is able to control his urination and defecation after having had the surgery and toilets independently. He currently attends preschool and his mental development is comparative to his peers.He can feed himself, brush his teeth and dress/undress himself. Layton likes sports activities such as running, climbing and jumping. He can move quickly and has a lot of energy. Layton has about 1000 words in his vocabulary, he can speak clearly and fluently and he likes to sing simple songs. He knows his gender, and he knows the names of his classmates and teachers. Layton likes to spend time with his friends and is willing to share with his friends and take turns with toys.
$82.81 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!
Boy, born March 2004
postoperative dura mater meningocelec, abnormal walking, minor pigeon chest, hypoplasia of 1st vertebral body on pars sacralis and right sacro-iliac joint, partial expansion of soft tissue on back of 1st pars sacralis
From his file report in April of 2012- Banning is a sunshine boy. He has many good characteristics. He always tries to finish the task perfectly. Banning is active,polite, open, and he knows to keep himself clean. He shares his toys and food with other friends. Banning is very clever and learns fast. He loves to do housework and he cares for his friends. He is considerate to the teachers and a little helper to them. The other kids like to go to him when they need help. Because of his condition, he had troubles in moving or doing sports, but he is a strong-minded child and he keeps practicing. Now he can walk, run and jump normally. Though his gait is different than others when walking, he shows confidence while walking and running. Banning is an optimistic child. He laughs happily when he is happy and he jumps up and down. When he is unhappy he won’t talk and there are tears in his eyes. At this time he may need the teachers’ comfort. He knows to care about people around him and he has close relationship with the teachers and caretakers. They are often moved by him because he often says “take care” “thank you” to the teachers.
$45.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!
Boy, born May 2006
post op CL/CP Hep B carrier
Gavin is a fun loving boy who just started school at home last September. He is learning a lot and is so happy to finally be able to count numbers and different objects he sees. Gavin is still working on learning his colors. Gavin is a charmer and he loves getting to play with his friends. His doctors have corrected his cleft palate and lip and they note that he is a Hep B carrier. Gavin can hear well but he still must eat softer foods. His favorite thing is to watching little bear cartoons and play with cars and legos.
$4.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!
Girl, born June 2007
Gwynne is the life of the party! She is 6 years old and has been diagnosed with meningocele. In 2011 she had it removed and had surgery on her legs to help them with flexibility. Since then, she is not able to fully use her legs, but she is able to crawl and get around by scooting. Gwynne loves to dance and sing, and especially enjoys playing pretend with her friends. She is super social and able to fully communicate all her wants and needs. Gwynne needs help with toileting because she is not able to do this on her own yet, but other than this, she is very independent. She is currently in a program that is also trying to help her get stronger with therapies!
$5.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!
His mother was single and she passed away. He has no siblings.
Every time our facilitation team visits his orphanage, Ricky asks if anyone has inquired about him. He very much wants a family of his own!!!
Ricky is already 14 and is running out of time to be chosen. Please share him and help him find his “forever family”.
$1,272.28 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!
Girl, born June 2010
Epilepsy, Cerebral Palsy, Recurrent urinary tract infections, Hypotrophy second degree, Delay in the neuropsychological development
Dorothy walks independently, tries to run; understands and follows simple instructions; manipulates with toys and objects; holds a pencil and scribbles with it; produces random sounds. The child manifests emotional deficit – performs stereotypic movements, demonstrates self-aggression. She likes listening to music and she tries to dance. She loves to swing on a swing and does so with great pleasure.
Since her placement in a foster family, Dorothy has started responding to emotional stimulation with far more diverse facial expressions as compared to before. She is currently in a process of enriching her notions and acquiring self-service skills and habits. Some progress is seen as regards her social and emotional development as well as her fine motor skills.
Additional information is available from the agency.
Because we only have this child’s file for a short time, she will not be able to receive donations until a family is found for her.
Girl, Age: 6
Diagnosis: Delayed mental development
She has well developed gross motor skills. Her fine motor skills are slightly delayed. She uses 30-40 words purposefully and can repeat words after an adult says them. She communicates using short sentences. She follows 2 step commands and expresses satisfaction once she’s completed an assigned task. She dresses/undresses herself and enjoys selecting her own clothes and shoes to wear. She loves listening to music and participating in musical games. She cleans up her toys when she’s done playing.
Because we only have this child’s file for a short time, she will not be able to receive donations until a family is found for her.
Girl, born October 2008
Leigh turned 5 in October. She came into care when she was just 2 years old. Leigh get massages every day to help her legs get more flexible. She is able to crawl around and is working on walking, but she is not quite there yet. Leigh is able to follow directions given by her caregivers and she likes to play with her friends. Her new favorite thing to do is crawl around and get into everything!
Update: Leigh lives with a foster family, who try their best to help her practice walking without assistance. She can speak in full sentences, although her speech can be low and just a bit slow. She can walk with one hand held, or using a walker. She can stand unassisted for a while. She can feed herself, is toilet trained, can write, and can put on her own shirt. Sweet Leigh has a very good memory and can learn new things easily. They have talked about adoption with Leigh, and she knows they are trying to find a family for her. Leigh is just precious, and really needs a family (and some physical therapy to help her walk without assistance)!
$242.10 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!
Boy, born April 2009
Congenital Heart Defect
Kyler is 3 years old and super cute. He can be spoiled but is close with his caretakers. In April 2013, he had surgery called a “right double-way Glenn operation.” The doctors say that he has a complex heart defect: transposition of the great arteries, pulmonary stenosis, and an ASD and VSD. The doctors told him that he is a brave boy but will need to have another operation next year.
Kyler can be quite talkative but when he gets around strangers he becomes shy. He likes getting to play with the other children but since he has a heart problem, he cannot go to school with his friends.
$2,104.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!
Beau is nearly 12 years old. He has Hydrocephalus after shunt installation and mild mental delay. According to the latest check-up, the shunt is functioning very well.
The boy is joyful, playful and active. He is outgoing and enjoys interacting with other children. He is not aggressive or confrontational. The boy is adaptive and is well-settled in his environment. According to the staff in the institution he likes drawing, listening to music, training aikido and cricket, adapted for children.
Because we only have this child’s file for a short time, he will not be able to receive donations until a family is found for him.
Girl, born Oct 2002
Amniotic banding causing hand deformity (and some missing toes)
Tirzah is an active and optimistic girl. She likes to play with other children. She is very shy when meeting new people. Tirzah is a very sensible child. When someone visits her, she would share greeting with them. She likes long hair. She likes to collect the beautiful hairpins. Tirzah likes the beautiful clothes. She likes to put on beautiful dress in summer. She likes to go outside with the volunteers.
Tirzah is a child who likes the crowed places. She likes to communicate with volunteers about the things which happened at school. Tirzah gets well along with them. Volunteers think Tirzah is very sensible and like her very much. The volunteers always take her outside. She is very grateful for the volunteers. Tirzah likes to do crafts. When the craft teacher comes, she is very happy. The volunteer teacher says that Tirzah is very patient. She is very careful.
$9.96 is available towards the cost of my adoption!
Shawn is a sweet, capable little boy who can walk, sit, raise his hands above his head and bend over to pick things up. His caretakers described him as an optimistic and active child. Shawn enjoys listening to stories and has good language skills. He understands instructions and can express his thoughts well. He performs well in class and can share well with his peers. He likes to play games with other kids and really likes to play with the bowling ball and electric piano. Shawn also likes to color and to dance with the help of his teacher. He is described as kind and will comfort others when they are sad. This sweet little boy is waiting for his family to find him and help him to be all he can be.
$592.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!
Boy, born July 2001
Charlie is part of a program that provides support for his vision impairment. His classes include Braille, English, sport, music, art, science, history, math and lots more! He is easy to get along with and he makes new friends easily. Charlie is very caring and helpful around the house. His mamas and teachers like asking him to help them.Charlie is very gifted in singing, poetry, literary arts, beading, weaving, coloring and music. He has low vision, and the little vision that he has helps him to see bright colours, lights, shapes and obstacles. Charlie has recently begun training with a cane and is improving his skills. He is good at running and he can run for at least 5 kilometres! He competed in the (mini) Marathon in October 2013!
$27.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!
Girl, born July 2010
Down syndrome, congenital heart defect (ASD)
Maddie is a clever child, curious about anything new and with a passion for life. She is somewhat introverted but will play with other children. She is a happy child who often asks her caregiver for a hug. She likes colorful toys as well as dolls.
$15,081 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!
Boy, born December 2007
Koda is a handsome boy who is doing very well developmentally. His cerebral palsy seems to be more on the mild side. He can run around and likes to play. Can’t you see this sweet boy playing at the park with his new family?
$76.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!
Girl, born June 2004
Down syndrome and Hep B+
Mary Lauren is a beautiful 9 year old girl. She came into care when she was about 3 years old. Mary Lauren has Down syndrome and is Hep B positive. She loves to dance, which is apparent in her video! Mary Lauren can speak in sentences, but her pronunciation is not very clear. Speech therapy would certainly help. She is very loving and social. Mary Lauren loves to swim! She is helpful to the nannies; she has chores every day and is able to complete them without assistance. She is learning to count. Mary Lauren is a sweet little girl, and will be such a blessing to your family!
$1,705.75 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!
Boy, born 2002
mental delays, cardiopathy and microcephaly
Every person – be it a child or an adult – wants to get attention and recognition. Gideon is not an exception: he speaks loudly so that adults couldn’t ignore him. He is persistent too. Once the goal is set, he tries to achieve it. He likes to interact with others and join the children in their activities: playing outside, drawing – if it’s what the other children do, or swinging even if there is already somebody on the swings.
However he can also play calmly on his own. He doesn’t like to draw or to paint for a long time but he tries to make the best piece of art he can. And of course if there is a chance to play in sand or to throw pebbles into seawater – this is the biggest fun for the energetic boy!
Gideon also likes to watch children’s movies and sing songs. And even if his singing is not perfect and sometimes you cannot make out some words, with his loud cheerful voice and a lively smile Gideon brings joy and genuineness into this world.
Additional pictures available.
$380.75 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!
Girl, Born August 2012
Down syndrome, cataracts
Look at this sweet chunk! Janie was born in August of 2012 and has Down syndrome. Her heart is healthy, but she has been diagnosed with cataracts. Janie is a sweet, quiet girl who loves to eat and sleep. She is interested in her environment and smiles and babbles when someone gives her attention. Janie can roll over on her own and is well loved by her caretakers.
Update February 2014: Janie is doing well. She is an active girl who responds to music with clapping and rhythmic babbling. She likes playing in her playpen, too. Janie has received a crystalline lens implant in her right eye and now responds to light. She is being monitored by her doctors for progress with her vision and to decide how to treat her left eye.
Additional photos, videos and reports are available upon request from the agency.
$1,346.40 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!
Boy, born October 2007
Moderate mental delay, convergent concomitant alternating strabismus
updated pics March 2015;
can not talk properly, unknown reason
ADOPTED OUTSIDE OF RR
Bonn’s grant of $19.80 has been gifted to Andy
Boy, born November 2006
Jerry is blind and participates in a program that provides high quality care and education for orphans who are blind or visually impaired. He loves to play with all toys and is very social with his friends. He especially enjoys playing and running around outside, snack time, and getting presents. Jerry has great motor skills, and can put on his own clothes, wash his face, and eat on his own. He is very intelligent and does well in school. He is very independent and whenever we want to film a child doing self-help skills, we always ask Jerry if we can film him because he is so independent and confident. He walks very well with his cane and he can go to the shops on his own and buy things (with an adult following to make sure he is ok-he is only 6 years old after all!) Jerry ran in the (mini) marathon in October 2013 and he often goes to the park to run 3-5km. He is a good listener and plays well with others, though sometimes he can be a bit mischievous. Though he is very good at his studies, he often gets nervous before a test. He really likes going to school and he now studies how to use the cane, read and write in Braille and studies all of the normal school subjects. He is very clever and picks up new concepts quickly. He would be an amazing son!
$139.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!
Boy, born August 2006
Harry has low vision but he can see quite a lot and he is very confident in his surroundings. He can see and recognize people and shapes, and he loves watching TV and playing with an iPad. His fine motor skills are good. Harry has lived in a foster home August 2013 that provides high quality care and education for orphans who are blind or visually impaired.He has lived with a foster family since he was young and he went to his local primary school. He is very clever and his school were worried that they didn’t have the resources to be able to teach him everything he wanted to know, so he came to his current program. A few days after he arrived, his teachers realized that he was too clever to still be at primary school and so he moved up to the higher program immediately. Harry is a lovely boy who charms everyone that he meets. He loves to talk! He is very active and likes to play, get picked up and start tickling matches. He is the King of tickling! He could easily go to a mainstream school and learn with sighted children.
$4.73 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!
Boy, born December 2008
Gabe participates in a program that provides high quality care and education for orphans who are blind or visually impaired. Gabe was only 18 months when he first arrived and he was terrified. He didn’t want to leave his ayi, and would cry whenever she put him on the floor. He didn’t smile a single time his first week. He didn’t speak at all, but would only cry if he wanted something. He enjoyed playing by himself with a few toys, but didn’t care to interact with the other children. He also didn’t want to walk. He has had both eyes removed due to Retinoblastoma, but he is cancer free now! He has two prosthetic eyes.After a short time, Gabe began to get used to his new environment. He started smiling all the time and began to enjoy exploring his new home. At first he walked incorrectly, but with the patient help of his ayis, he can now walk and run normally. He quickly learned that adults liked it when he showed affection, so he started hugging everyone all the time. Gabe has learned to talk, get his own water, eat by himself, and other self help skills. He is a fast learner and did so well in his last class that he moved up to be with the older kids. He has lots of energy and is learning how to sit still without fidgeting during his lessons. He has been using a cane to walk with and he walks very confidently – he has excellent skills in orientation and mobility. It has been amazing to see Gabe learn and grow. He is an amazing boy!
$288.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!
Linny is a beautiful little 3 year old whose original diagnosis was Congenital meningocele. After having surgery she was developing normal physically and mentally. At 21 months old she was admitted to the hospital with a severe head injury for which she needed surgery. She is now paralyzed on her right side. She can no longer speak and can not walk.
She is introvert, limbs, intelligence and language development is slow. Her left hand can hold milk bottle to drink. She can understand what adults said, and their facial expressions. She can communicate with others by eyesight. She can response to the sound who called her.
Staff will make her rehabilitation training everyday. She likes toys with sound, and likes music.
$6,086.05 is available towards the cost of my adoption!
Boy, Born January 2012
Quentin was born prematurely, but is now considered physically healthy. Quentin’s development is delayed, but at 16 months old he could sit with support, creep on his stomach, reach for and play with toys, and respond to his name. Quentin is happy, curious, and expressive, clearly enjoying contact with adults and physical affection. He tracks sights and sounds and responds properly to the tone of voice in which someone speaks to him. Quentin cannot yet stand, walk, imitate sounds, or feed himself. Additional photos and reports are available upon request.
Married couples and single moms welcome. Older parents and large families welcome. Only one parent has to travel.
$0.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!
Brown hair, brown eyed Vaughan was born in February of 2012 with Down syndrome. He has an infectious smile and big brown eyes.
Update April 2013: What a sweet and active boy. He always wants to play and brings your attention on him. He is very smiley and very happy boy. He moves a lot and likes to play with toys. He can roll over and sits up with support. He babbles. He eats and sleeps well and does not get sick very often.
$1,103.10 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!
Girl, Born November 2009
Down syndrome; her heart has an open oval window without hemodynamic disorders. There has been no need for monitoring or treatment by a cardiologist.
Laura receives physical and speech therapy. Laura’s caregivers report that she is a sweet and joyful girl who likes playing with toys, listening and moving to music, and spending time with other children. She is active and affectionate and it’s easy to make her laugh. Laura is currently non-verbal, but follows simple instructions and responds to her name. Laura lives in a great bilingual orphanage where she is exposed to the English language and receives wonderful care and attention.
Updates July 2, 2012 & September 30, 2012: Laura responds when she hears her name by looking or turning her head and smiles. She can give you a small item if asked. She is not eating by herself yet, but can put food in her mouth. She is not speaking or walking yet but is progressing little by little. She is described as playful and you can easily make her laugh. She likes to sit and take everything in around her.
Updates February & March 2013: Our agency staff representative visited Laura in February and March and our Executive Director visited Laura in February. They provided the following update: Laura is healthy and joyful as usual. She is very active and affectionate. She can entertain herself but likes attention very much. She does not walk yet, but is able to climb up the couch or on the chair or back to the floor. She does not say any words yet. She enjoys listening to music, rocks back and forth to the beat. She has a good appetite! Laura has a best friend in her orphanage and likes to play on her own or with him most of the time. Laura is in a bilingual orphanage, one of which is English, so she is used to hearing English and her native language. We have updated photos available upon request!
Update July 2014: Laura can now stand up without assistance and walk when held by the hands. She is a very quick crawler and using this skill to get everywhere. Laura feeds herself and understands instructions both in her native language and English.
From a family who met Laura in March 2015: Laura is so sweet. The first day we saw her, she was engaging in imaginative play and diligently caring for her baby doll and feeding herself and baby pretend food. Laura also likes music and dancing. The caregivers were playing a children’s music video that she found quite engaging. She is affectionate and sat cuddled in my lap for a time. Laura has been curious about us as we’ve been visiting our daughter.
Update May 2015: Laura can walk independently now. She appears to understand most of what is said to her, even though she doesn’t speak much. She loves attention and often seeks it out.
From a family who met her in August 2015: Laura plays alone often, but got so excited for piggy back rides with us. She giggled so much when I swayed and danced with her, loves to be tickled, and really loves to dance. She doesn’t speak, but does make her wishes known. She is in process of being potty trained. Laura definitely responds to familiar people; after visiting every day for a week, she walked up to me and hugged me. She really loves bubbles and playing on the keyboard.
MARRIED COUPLES ONLY.
$17,502.56 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!
Boy, born December 2004
Will is a handsome young boy who has been diagnosed with Hemophilia.
Despite his condition, he is an active and energetic boy. Will is a happy boy with a contagious smile. He is outgoing and gets along well with others. He enjoys singing songs and watching cartoons.
$1,029.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!
Huan is clever, lovely, gets along well with others, but is not talkative. He sometimes need others to communicate with him proactively. He likes to go for a walk outdoors led by teachers. He also likes to play the seesaw and slide with other kids. He has good self-care ability in his life, and is willing to help others do some things he can do. All of the caretakers like to spend time with him, and praise him as a bright and sensible and good child.
Huan has a $5,000 agency grant and his orphanage donation will be reduced, possibly even waived completely.
$162.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!
Down syndrome, congenital heart defect (repaired), mild asthma
Sweet boy! He was left at birth, due to his Down syndrome diagnosis.
Update as of March 2013:
the boy walks and eats without any help, is interested in everything, pronounces single parts of the words, understands and implements some instructions. Hep B. And A vacsinations performed, pneumo vacsinations performed
Update April 2015:
Ryan is an independent child – he eats without help and dresses and undresses himself. He understands instructions, but does not always implement them. Sometimes he is stubborn. He pronounces syllables, but not yet clearly and tends to express with signs his wishes. He concentrates his attention only when he likes the activity. He likes musical activities and participates in them as well – dances, plays the rhythm with his hands, tries to sing, plays with rattle. He likes to dance, watch cartoons, to draw, look into books. His sleep is well. Likes to wash him. He wears the glasses. Ryan is friendly and plays with other children. He is loving and friendly with adults.
$6200.96 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!
Boy, born December 2009
Tetraparesis (which sounds like a degree of Cerebral palsy, or muscular weakness due to time in a crib)
ULYSSES HAS BEEN TRANSFERRED! HIS NEED IS URGENT!
Ulysses is blind; he won’t have much of a life in an institution, but he can THRIVE in a family! Give this dear boy a chance at the world, help find his family.
He was born at 24 weeks. He can’t speak but can understand everything. Ulysses is unable to walk but is trying to stand up. Will pull up to his knees.
$3,651.55 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!
Girl, born November 2007
Grace has been diagnosed with Postoperative ASD (CHD). Grace has recovered well after her operation from 2010.
Grace is outgoing, smiles often, and likes playing with other children. She is a beautiful girl and is curious about the outside world. When intrigued by new objects, she will carefully observe and explore them. She likes meeting new people, and gets along with other children her age. She is a very active 5 year old. She can run and jump, can feed herself and use the restroom by herself. She can take on and off her clothing independently. She understands the meaning of “no”, can call “father”, “mother”. She can say “one, two” “give” “want” “fetch.” She enjoys listening to music and singing loudly. Even though nobody can understand what she is singing and yelling, she is very happy and involved in it. Even though she does not like speaking, she is very smart and observant. Grace likes to help the aunt to do some housework, such as folding the quilts and picking up toys. When the caretakers are holding the young children and they drop their toys, Grace will take the initiative to retrieve the toys. When the aunts want to feed the babies, Grace will take the initiative to bring them a towel. Her favorite fruits are bananas and small tomatoes. She also likes desserts.
$2,525.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!
Kendall is a true orphan, as her mother has passed away.
From a missionary who visited in August 2014: “She is a total sweetheart. She loves being picked up, held and tickled. She can stand with support but her feet don’t sit flat on the ground. She needs a family who can get her the therapy she needs. She responds to the caregivers she has a bond with, she will pull herself along the ground to get to them. Her giggle is precious. She really is an amazing little girl who would light up her families life.”
From someone who met her: She was gorgeous, when I spent time with her she had been taken into the playroom by a caretaker and she was lapping up every single second, she couldn’t stop laughing and grinning; it was a joy to watch! when I compare to pictures I received of her later in her cot it does not look like the same child! She needs a life and love, she could bloom, I know it!
10 day wait often waived here. Married couples only, larger families welcome.
Girl, born June 2007
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!
Girl, born Sept 2003
Down syndrome, mild to moderate mental delays, normal physical development
Wendy lives with a foster family that includes a father, mother and 3 siblings. Wendy is studying in orphan special education school. She has Down’s syndrome, but she is very forthright and sincere, and active. Now she is 8 years and 6 months old, and she is very obedient. She likes going to school, every day she goes to school, she will say hello to her teachers and classmates. She likes music and dance, she can dance very well, can recite several children’s songs. Although she can not speak clearly, she can recite them fluently. Wendy can write all names of her family, and she likes drawing, usually she can take a piece of paper to draw figures. She is willing to learn new things and forms good life habit. Every day she can mend bed, put toys in order, clean floor and etc. the result of investigation: although she has Down’s syndrome, she is very forthright and sincere, and active.
$2,982.44 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!
Boy, born Oct 2002
Albinism, burn scars on foot/leg
He is described as outgoing and likes to help other kids. A caregiver says his mental development is slightly delayed compared to other children his age at the orphanage because sometimes it takes him a little longer to answer questions than other children. He is in the second grade and has trouble with his homework at times. His caregiver states that he has no vision problems aside from sensitivity to light. He has been diagnosed with albinism. His favorite people are other boys at the orphanage. Playing badminton makes him happy. His caregiver explained that he saw other children playing badminton and decided he wanted to try it, so he is currently learning how to play. When he grows up, he wants to be a car driver. His caregiver stated he is normally very active and noisy, but he was nervous with strangers so he was quiet during the meeting with adoption officials. He had a huge smile on his face during his dance performance and appeared be having fun with his friends.
$188.60 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!
Please help find his family before he ages out (at 16)!
Update May 2015: I was only with him for a couple minutes, but he seemed very polite and obedient. I gave him a little hug and he seemed to enjoy the attention. He seemed quiet but not overly shy. Nice boy.
From someone who met him in 2012: Amos is a wonderful sweet boy! He will do anything you’ll ask. In the summer the children will play outside and the more disabled children are sitting in a big box. Everyday he carries out the carpet to put in the box and he will carry out the benches and chairs to sit on as well. When the ‘outside-time’ is over, he would carry it all back in again. He doesn’t really talk, but I’m pretty sure he would be able to. He does make sounds and he loves to ‘sing’. While singing he makes sounds that could almost be words, but as long as he’s lacking of stimulation, I think he will not talk. He likes to dance around to.
He is a big help for the nurses. When a child has to go to the shower or potty he brings them, when a child falls down, he picks the child up, even without somebody telling him to do that. He is a really social butterfly. He cares about the children around him and I’m sure that he would be an awesome big brother, because that’s what he is for the children in his group.
783.50 is available in grant funds
Girl, born November 2010
Down syndrome, Cleft lip and palate
Tessa was sent to a foster family for care the same day she was admitted. Due to her severe cleft palate, feeding her was extremely difficult.
A comprehensive physical was done in spring 2012. The diagnosis was severe cleft lip and palate and down syndrome. At the time, the doctors examined her heart beat and found everything to be normal.
In May 2012, she received cleft lip repair surgery; the surgery was successful and her recovery went well. Tessa’s outer appearance improved.
Tessa is a timid and shy little girl who recognizes people. She is closest to and dependant on her nanny. She sleeps with her nanny every night. When she sees the nanny carry another child and not her, she will feel slighted and start to cry. Tessa can understand our words. She will turn her head to look around. If you ask her whether she wants milk, she will respond with a smile. She can say “nana”. When interacting with strangers, she will look at you quietly and will not respond to questions. Only after a period of time of interaction will she start to warm up. She also likes to look pretty and likes to wear pretty clothes. When you praise her and tell her how pretty she looks, she will immediately smile happily.
$10,236.96 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!
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!
Lene (pronounced like Renee)
Girl, born August 2010
Down syndrome, congenital heart disease, language delay
What a doll baby! Love her little pigtails! Lene responds to expressions of affection from other persons. She can adapt to any social environment.
As of February 2012, her report said that the she attends therapy 3 times a week.
- Large families okay (with adequate space in the home)
- One trip – total travel time 21-30 days in country (one parent can leave earlier)
- Average length of time from Dossier submission to travel is 7-10 months
- Total costs estimated around $27,000
$7844.64 is available towards the cost of my adoption!
Boy, born March 2006
Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Eyes and hair black
Jaeger is being adopted domestically, by his foster mother! His grant has been gifted to Kjellsen and Robby, who are being adopted by the family who had committed to him.
Raymond has arthrogryposis, and optic nerve atrophy, and he is cross- eyed. He desperately needs a family to care for him and help him reach his full potential! If Raymond is not adopted, he’s destined for a life in bed, with little outside stimulation.
$3879.55 is available towards the cost of my adoption!
Miss Angelina has spina bifida. She has blonde hair and giant blue eyes!
From her medical records: Congenital dysfunction, myelocele of lumbosacral part of spinal cord (had surgery); internal hydrocephalus (had surgery 2007), flail legs with dysfunction of pelvis/hips, cardiopathy, valgus feet, crossed eyes, TB-infection, delay of physical, psychological and speech development.
From a family who met her in June 2014: “Somebody come get this girl, Angelina. She is such an awesome kid. So happy and smart. She just needs a family and she will thrive. She is 7 and may be in an institution soon. She does not belong there.”
A family who met her in 2011 says she’s the happiest child, always smiling and laughing.
$5,602.02 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!