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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!

Samson #438

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASamsonGuardian AngelBoy, 2 years old

This 2-year-old boy has been diagnosed with: condition after perinatal asphyxia; respiratory distress syndrome; hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy; neonatal infection; seizure syndrome; averagely large ASD (atrial septal defect) type 2; significantly delayed development.

Samson Aug 2013

A $2500 grant may be available from the agency for Samson’s family.

 

$5,241.19 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Nani

Nina -new2Girl, born July 2012
PRC
DS, post-op CHD

Nani is an adorable baby girl who is 1 year old. She came into care when she was about 6 months old. She was diagnosed with ASD/PDA, which has been successfully surgically corrected. Nani has Down syndrome. Nani’s development was not up to her peers at the time of her report, but we do not know how much of her delay can be attributed to her past heart issue or just typical Down syndrome delays. Nani needs a family who will love her (that will be easy!), and help her receive the therapies she needs to catch up. Nani will be such a sweet daughter!

$87.75 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Olen

31021075254 Olen (2)Boy, born May 2013

Down syndrome

 

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

 

Olen will be available for adoption in summer 2014.

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

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Maey

Maey (1) Maey (2)Girl, born April 2008
PRC
Arthrogryposis multiplex

Maey is beautiful little girl, 6 years old, who has an incredible amount of spirit and spunk! She has been in care since she was an infant. Maey has arthrogryposis, which has caused her elbow, ankle, and wrist joints to stiffen. She is able to use her hands, but her elbows are “locked”. Maey walks on her knees, and is quite good at it! She has normal intelligence, and enjoys drawing. She has regular therapy, and attends an education class. Maey loves to sing, and has a great ability to quickly memorize songs. She really likes to wear new clothes and have pretty headbands and bows. Maey has a favorite doll, which she dotes on daily. If anyone touches her doll, she feels hurt. Maey needs a family who can help her receive the needed therapies, schooling, and provide the love (and hairbows) she needs.

$4.64 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Layla #56-3

LaylaAge: 1
Diagnosis: weakness in right hand and leg

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

Additional photos and videos from July 2014 are available.

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

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Collier

Boy, born October 1999

Down syndrome, significant mental delays

 

This handsome young man has waited a long time for a family of his own!

Update March 2014:  Collier- he breaks my heart. He’s also in a room with many older, more active and larger boys that are busy moving around, and so he retreats to a small area in the corner of the room, sitting on the floor in between two beds, and just watches everyone. He’s TINY- think toddler/preschooler size, definitely not like a 14 or 15 year old. He’s just a baby in so many ways. I cannot believe that in a year or so, he’ll be too old to be adopted- it just does not seem fair that a virtual preschooler would spend the rest of his life like this. he seemed very quiet, watching everything but never getting up to come over, even though we were handing out cookies and candy and juice.

 

Update June 2013:
Collier is a sweet little guy who just wants to be loved. He looks like he’s about 2 or 3, despite being almost 14 years old. He always keeps trying to find food, and is somewhat of a bottomless pit – I fed him lunch and a candy bar and he was still trying to take food from the other children. He attaches to you very quickly. He would not let go of me when I was in the room and was always trying to go outside on walks. When I picked him up, he would always giggle and smile. Collier would be a most precious son.

Update March 2014:
Collier- he breaks my heart. He’s also in a room with many older, more active and larger boys that are busy moving around, and so he retreats to a small area in the corner of the room, sitting on the floor in between two beds, and just watches everyone. He’s TINY- think toddler/preschooler size, definitely not like a 14 or 15 year old. He’s just a baby in so many ways. I cannot believe that in a year or so, he’ll be too old to be adopted- it just does not seem fair that a virtual preschooler would spend the rest of his life like this. he seemed very quiet, watching everything but never getting up to come over, even though we were handing out cookies and candy and juice.

$10,135.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Stephanie #25-11

StephanieAge: 6
Diagnosis: developmental delays

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

 

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

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Francine

Francine Photo 5 - June 2014Francine Photo 2 March 2014Francine was born in November 2012 and has Down Syndrome.

Francine is very active, holding toys and playing with them. She can stand and cruise in her playpen or walker and crawls very well. She is able to roll from back to tummy and vice versa and even climbs from crib to crib.

Francine loves to play with other children and is very alert and aware of her surroundings. She responds with a smile when someone speaks to her, knows her name, and babbles syllables. Francine eats from a spoon. Her orphanage director, doctor and caregivers describe her as high-functioning.

 

Update June 2014: Francine has been moved to an older group at her orphanage where she has adjusted well. Her doctors are very happy with her development. Francine’s heart defect was successfully repaired in April 2013 and she has not had complications from the surgery.

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

Video from 2014 is available.

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

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Lettie

40720105029 LettieGirl, born 2014

Down syndrome, heart murmur

 

Oh my goodness!  This sweet baby with the serious face — she is truly irresistible!  Look at those CHEEKS!

 

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

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Ned

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

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

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

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

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

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Lydia Rose

Lydia Rose 2 Lydia RoseGirl, born August 2007
PRC
Cerebral Palsy

Lydia Rose is a shy girl; she has a ready smile and is fond of singing.  She is a very happy, obedient and good intelligent little child. At the age of 2 years and 6 months, the scissor step disappears and she can basically finish the actions such as putting off the shoes and socks. She can conduct the simple communication. At the age of 3 years, she can have meals with bowl and spoon. She can wash hands and face with help of the caretaker. Now little Lydia Rose can stand for several minutes alone. She can hold objects to walk. She has the prominent hand movements. She move flexibly and can hold things. Her intelligent development is well. She can conduct the daily communication. Lydia can take off clothes and go to the toilet without help.

Update and pictures from August 2012.

$2,651.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Roxie

RoxieGirl, born 2009
PRC
Down syndrome

Roxie is an adorable little girl who is 4 years old. She has Down syndrome, with no known heart issues. Roxie is healthy, outgoing, lovable, very social, and happy. This sweet little girl loves to play with the other children. She is speaking (simple words), and her motor skills are good. Roxie is ready for her family to come and bring her home!

$256.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Annalyn #6

AnnalynAge: 10
Diagnosis: Down syndrome

Annalyn’s mother was a victim of human trafficking. When she became pregnant, she was able to move into a privately run orphanage that also houses single mothers who are homeless. Annalyn’s mother lived in the facility with her until Annalyn was 3 years old. Annalyn was later transferred to a different orphanage and currently lives in a group home.

Annalyn feeds herself, drinks from a cup on her own and controls her physiological needs during the day. She walks, climbs on play sets in the yard, runs and goes up stairs independently. She dresses herself with minimal assistance. She likes to play with toys, balls, loves to play pretend games and makes attempts to play role games with adults or other children. She loves to swing, to hum and dance. She understands what is said to her and follows oral directions, but does not have well developed speech. She freely interacts with the other children via mimic and gestures; she likes to play with them and seeks their attention. She demonstrates curiosity about the world around her, especially when it is in relation to the others. She attends a special needs school during the school year.

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

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Seff

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

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

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Vaughan

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

Down syndrome

 

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

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

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

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

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Yule

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

 

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

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

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

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Ashton

40224204946Boy, born August 2010
Spinal bifida of lumbar area with hydrocephaly;  lower smoldering paraparesis

 

An adorable grin on Ashton!
Update early 2014: Ashton has started to walk slowly with support. He is a very smart, nice boy, very much loved by everyone in the orphanage.

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Large families welcome, travel required.  Married couples only.

 

$2,000.70 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

 

 

 

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Frankie

Frankie 1

Frankie 2Boy, born April 2012
PRC
Down Syndrome

Are you ready for this C-U-T-E-N-E-S-S? Recently turned two year old, Frankie is diagnosed with down syndrome. Frankie can sit alone and can crawl. He can imitate adults’ actions, can bang two blocks together, and can stack blocks. Frankie knows his name and reacts when called. His language development is delayed. Basic sign language would be a great option for him at this time. Frankie is outgoing, cute, and lovely. He likes to lie close on people. When there is music playing, he will shake his hands happily and shake his hips. His favorite toys are cars. Frankie is one unforgettable boy!

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

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Lexi

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

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

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

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Kitt

40427101745 Kitt (1)Girl, born 2009
HIV+

 

Kitt certainly has a sparkle in her eye!  She will be available for adoption in late 2014.

 

$47.70 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Yulia

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

PRC
Down syndrome

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

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

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

Videos available:

http://youtu.be/FAhTMQazR6g

http://youtu.be/Tho62egEELI

http://youtu.be/Pd1JtsiuTqQ

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

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Gene

Gene1Boy, born August 1998

Gene2

Gene is described as eager and easygoing.

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

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

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

Married couples only, large families welcome.

$17,515.80 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Faith

Faith Photo 3 Apr-2013Girl, Born August 2010

Down syndrome

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

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

Additional photos, videos and medical information available upon request.

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

 

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Wesley

Wesley New

Boy, born August 2000
PRC
Albinism, vision issues (horizontal nystagmus of both eyes, white iris, transparent cornea, both eye ground cannot be seen clearly)

Wesley needs to be adopted before he turns 14 in August 2014, or he will forever lose his chance at a family.

Wesley was abandoned when he was 6 years old and he has been on the list since 2008. He has a gentle temperament, is polite and sensible, and gets along well with others. He likes to play games with kids outdoors. He likes watching cartoons, listening to stories with peers, playing games with kids outdoors, likes playing balls and toy cars best.   He especially prefers toys that make sounds.

Additional pictures and information available.

$10,000.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Brett

Guardian AngelBrett 2013 (1)Boy, born September 2007

Brett is a handsome young man who was born with CP.  He is very smart, he gets around on his own by crawling, but he is not able to walk.  Therapy will do wonders for him!   He deserves to have a family!

From a volunteer who knows him:   He plays with other children. He speaks with separate words. He understands the addressed speech. The boy is curious, likes classes. He loves when his nurse reads for him, he likes making pyramids.

Brett 2013

Update December 2012:
Brett is very smart and curious. He has some learning and language delays associated with institutional life, but he does speak in complete phrases around people he trusts. He enjoys cars, coloring, and games. He got very excited when we showed him pictures of dogs and other animals, so he might do well with pets.
A family considering adopting him should be prepared to deal with some institutional behaviors and traumas. This is the area where Brett might need the most assistance in understanding rules, family, and nurturing relationships.His physical disability limits his lower body, specifically his legs and feet, but he is very strong in the upper body and crawls very quickly.  He is a very active kid who needs some physical therapy, appropriate equipment, and perhaps braces to get where he needs to for walking. He is able to pull himself to standing. The orphanage has worked with him on potty training and he seems to be doing well with it.

 

More photos available, married couples only.

 

$14,003.61 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Joaquin #

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

 

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

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Otto

Otto update 2014 (1) Otto update 2014 (2)Boy, born March 2013

Down syndrome, no heart problems

 

What a sweet little tiny guy!

Otto will be available for adoption mid-summer 2014.

 

$1,398.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Murray

Murray (2)Murray (2)Boy, born August 2001
HIV

Isn’t he handsome!

 

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

 

From a family who met him in late 2013:
Murray is one of our daughter’s best friends, and she SO wants him to have a family! She says, “Murray is smart, very nice, very handsome, and he is a good dancer. He is a good English student, and he has many friends. He is funny and hardworking.”Murray (3)

We spent many, many hours with Murray (and all of the kids from Orphanage 60), and Murray was DEFINITELY one of our favorites. He is so sweet, so much fun, so wonderful! Murray loved using my camera while we were there. Every time I brought my camera, he wanted to take photos, and many of his photos turned out very well. He helps all of the kids in his class with their homework — this kid is SMART! He is very organized and loved helping us and the orphanage workers. His English isn’t good, but it’s better than any of the other kids in his class, so I know he’ll excel in his English once he’s in America and getting good English lessons. He was playful and loved spending time with us. I miss him terribly now that we’re home, and I want him to have a family just as much as our daughter does!

We have hundreds of photos and videos of Murray, not to mention stories of our time with him. If you or anyone you know is interested in bringing the most amazing boy you’ll ever meet into your family as your beloved son, please contact me. I want to find this guy his forever home!

$2818.45 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

 

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Geneva L12

photogirlGirl, Born October 1999

Down syndrome

SO grateful to have this opportunity to share these beautiful older children with you!    Geneva is darling….almost 13 years old and growing so well.  She is much loved, and attends a school for children with special needs in the 5th grade.

Geneva has a little hyperactivity…she gets bored easily with things and goes from activity to activity.  She does not use words or gestures to express her desires.  She has such potential to learn to communicate, it would open up her own world and improve her level of frustration.   Geneva also has alopecia areata (like Reece!)…she may benefit from Vitamin D therapy and/or steroid treatment for that hair loss.

 

From her caregivers:  Very lively girl, moves all the time.   Wants individual attention to be focused on her.   Does not react on the admonishments of carers.   Girl gladly attends lessons but does not understand the need for them. Does not ‘see’ herself in the mirror.  Is not able to repeat movements with her lips and tongue.  Has good self-service skills and also tries to help others.   Gladly draws with pencils, chalks and also paints. Is trying to learn to ride in the three-wheel bike.   Likes walking around the city, going to cinema.   Behaves well, eats with fork.  She is a singleton, does not participate in the group activities.

Older parents and large families welcome.

$15,000.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Janie

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

 

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

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

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

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

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Abram

40319005100 Abram 40319005100_5Boy, born April 2009
Cerebral palsy, spastic diplegia

From someone who met him:
I saw him few times for last couple years and always he was SO SWEET!!!! Finally he is turning five and may be adopted by a loving family, and I am so happy about it! He is always happy and friendly! He likes attention from others, he’s very communicative. He takes participation in different orphanage performances/parties. He is adorable! Obviously he has delays, but he needs good speech therapy, medical cure and love! I believe he has good potential for development!

I really hope he will be chosen soon and gets a wonderful family!

 

Abram’s grant of $540.00 has been gifted to Samson.

ADOPTED OUTSIDE OF RR

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Brice #4-5

Brice 4-5 Aug 2013 (1)OAge: 5
Diagnosis: Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Brice has had genetic testing in 2010 that confirmed his diagnosis. Muscle hypertonia in the lower limbs has been observed recently. His gross and fine motor skills are developing. He walks, runs and goes up/down steps. He plays with toys appropriately, plays with other children and is sociable with children and adults. When he gets involved in an activity, he will play for long periods of time. However, if he is not interested or the task is too hard, he is easily distracted. He talks in 2-3 word sentences, asks and answers questions, follows verbal directions, responds to his name, knows the names of the other children and adults and can identify objects (clothes, body parts,etc) and how to properly greet people. He feeds himself. His development is considered to be delayed.

Additional photos and a video clip 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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Opal

Opal 201430929120500 OpalGirl, born April 2006

 

Opal is described as a very nice girl, and she can walk independently.

 

$379.40 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

 

ADOPTED OUTSIDE OF RR

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Quinnlee

QuinnleeGirl, born July 2010
PRC
Blind

Quinnlee is as cute as a button! She loves to smile and be tickled. Quinnlee was born without any eyes and this has caused her to be completely blind. She is very social and loves to be around her friends and caregivers. She has been healthy and has not even had common colds. Quinnlee loves to be cuddled and loves when her caregivers sing to her! She loves to dance and shake her hips to the music. Quinnlee’s toys are very special to her and she only likes the ones that make noise. Quinnlee is learning to walk with a walker so that she does not bump into things, and she is starting to explore the world with her hands. Her caregivers say that she is very beautiful and has an amazing smile!

$227.46 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Alda

40115160442 AldaGirl, born September 2009
Cerebral paulsy, hemiparesis to the right, minor heart anomaly (false chord), developmental delays

Alda is able to walk independently.

She will be available in September 2014 when she turns 5 years old.

 

$1,190.39 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Poppy

poppyGirl, born January 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

Agency grant available up to $2500

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

Poppy is so sweet!

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

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Abegayle

40124194849 (2)Girl, born January 2002
Anophthalmos to the left, blepharophimosis, right eye corneal opacity

 

Abegayle is very smart, quiet, well-behaved. She knows English well. She is fond of sports especially swimming. She is a Champion of Ukraine Paralympic Games in swimming in her age group.  Abegayle very much wants to be adopted.

 

 

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Robbie # 29-11

Robbie_2014 Robbie2_2014Age 2
Diagnosis: Presence of malformative stigmas: short fingers and wide palms, lowly situated ears, projective forehead, sunken ears, saddle nose, and sharp chin; delays in development

Robbie has been tested for Fragile X and other genetic conditions in an attempt to diagnosis the “malformative stigmas”. All testing has come back negative at this time. Additional testing is currently being performed. He has mild developmental delays. He sits unassisted, pulls up to a standing position, stays standing and moves holding on to unmoving support. When supported by an adult, he walks independently. With respect of the fine motor skills, he holds toys for a short time, knocks with a block on another object. He explores the objects with hands and mouth. He rarely pronounces combinations of sounds. He listens to spoken language. He attempts to carry out one-step instructions with guidance. He is participating with interest in activities and games and cooperates with the adults. He holds the pencil and leaves pale traces on the paper only with guidance from the adult. He holds the spoon when eating but doesn’t use it. He prefers to eat more liquid foods by drinking them. He doesn’t have the patience to eat them with a spoon and can eat with it only at the end of the feeding. He puts blocks one on top of another with help. He fits in two toys on his own. He tries to repeat observed actions. He is calm when asleep and awake and eats with appetite.

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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Emily #4-63

EmilyAge: 8
Diagnosis: right-sided spastic hemiparesis caused by a cerebral contusion

Emily has brain damage due to physical abuse. It impacts the right side of her body. She walks with a slight limp. She is receiving physical therapy and making progress in increasing her physical abilities. She can now open her right hand and catch a ball with it. She is attending school where she is making progress in all aspects of her development. She has an official diagnosis of mental delays, though the social worker indicated that this diagnosis was assigned to her simply so that she could access school based services. The agency has medical and psychological information and will have updated photos and videos soon.

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Candace #450

Candace2 OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAge: 8
Diagnosis: hydrocephalus and spina bifida (both were surgically corrected in the early neonatal period), club feet (surgically corrected; her gait has been stabilized with ortheses of both ankle joints), lower limb paraparesis, bilateral luxation of the hip joints, slightly delayed neuropsychological development.

Candace moves around mainly by holding onto a fixed or a movable support; uses a walker; does well writing letters and numbers; has steady attention, good memory and has developed logical thinking; rich vocabulary; reads syllables with some help; careful and diligent in the educational process; calm and friendly; seeks adults’ attention insistently; interacts with children.

UPDATE March 2014:
Candace is learning to walk without support. She is very independent & only requires assistance with toileting. She is going to school and knows her alphabet, numbers, colors, and is learning to read. She can work puzzles, dress herself, talk in complete sentences, answer questions correctly and participates in activities at the orphanage. She acts as a big sister to many of the younger children in the facility. She enjoys drawing, watching TV and playing with dolls. She says that her favorite subject in school is math. We have several photos and videos from March 2014 of Candace.

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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Reed #

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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Brandi

Brandi 2013Guardian Angel

Girl, Born August 2007
CP, microcephaly, hearing loss

 

Little Brandi is much loved….she has CP and microcephaly, but is physically active and in need of a forever family.

From her medical records:  “lack of development of brain from birth” ,”specific problems of psychological development”, “loss of hearing in both ears”

Update June 2013:
She has been transferred to the older children’s orphanage!  She is such a sweetheart and loved the music and the kids dancing. She was clapping her hands and had a huge smile on her face when she was watching them. She wasn’t so sure about participating but she watched everyone else. I wished I got a picture of her smiling but unfortunately I think the camera made some of the kids nervous and I couldn’t get a smile out of her!

$10,681.29 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Thea #

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

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

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

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

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Octavian

30413212627 (1)Boy, born Jan 2013

Down syndrome

 

Such irresistible chubby cheeks!

Octavian will be available in very early 2014.

 

$2,776.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

 

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Leah

LeahGirl, born January 2010Leah 1
PRC
Down syndrome

 

Leah is an active and curious little girl. According to her foster mom she is higher functioning compared to other children with the same special need. She is able to say, “mama, pa, and DADADA.’ Leah sleeps well and is not fussy about the foods served to her. She does not have a bad temper, but can become annoyed if one does not allow her to grab things you are holding. (2012)

 

$7,319.49 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Debbie

30416141749Guardian AngelGirl, born Feb 2009

Congenital dislocation of the right hip,  left club foot non-heritable, paraplegia with severe movement disorders

 

Debbie has been transferred!  She needs a family NOW.

$173.75 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

 

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Geoffrey

GeoffreyBoy, born Nov 2007
PRC
underdevelopment of the brain

Geoffrey is a darling little boy who is diagnosed with underdevelopment of the brain, but his file also says he is developing on target with his peers. He can walk and run, but sometimes loses his balance when moving too quickly. and may stumble. Geoffrey loves playing outside and he also likes playing with electrical toys. His favorite foods are apples and oranges. He is waiting for a family who loves to play!

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

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Callie

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

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

Down syndrome, strabismus (surgically corrected in 2011)

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

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Nadia and Nancy (twins)

born August 2007
Both girls have been diagnosed with FAS, pyramidal insufficiency in legs, mental delay, and crossed eyes

URGENT!  NADIA and NANCY HAVE BEEN TRANSFERRED!!!

 

What a lovely little pair of pixies!  Nadia and Nancy are twins.  Please help us find them a family where they can grow up, together!

 

From a family who met them in 2012:

We saw them successfully feeding themselves borscht. They were sitting up properly and feeding themselves soup with a spoon. One walks and even runs a little stiff/awkwardly but they are absolute DOLLS! The other crawls and socializes.  They have deep auburn hair and dark hazel-ish eyes. They are both tall, lean, and long-limbed. One is a bit more shy than the other. Both are BORED and need music, hugs, kisses, and a mama and daddy! They loved our attention and carried around magazine pages. They are beautiful twin girls!!!Oh my heart!!!! My heart is breaking!  Someone will be blessed to be their parents!

From a family who met them in 2013:

Both girls are now walking! We hugged them a couple times. They are very sweet! They giggle and seem to speak in sentences (from what little Russian I understand). They have a teacher working with them to try and allow them to progress enough to be sent to a regular older child orphanage instead of an institution! They say mama and papa and smile and laugh when we come in each day. They feed themselves and I don’t think either one is in diapers.

NN2NN
Large families welcome; married couples only.

$10,000.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Damaris

40502230723 Damaris (1) 40502230723 Damaris (2)Girl, born early 2004
Spinal amyotrophy

Damaris cannot stand on her foot, needs hamstring or ligaments cutting.

 

 

$123.30 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Jeanne

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

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

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

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Tallis

TallisBoy, born March 2006
PRC
postoperative CHD, postoperative umbilical hernia repair, spina bifida of recessive character (L5), overactive disease of infantile bladder, mental development delay

Tallis is an outgoing, smart lovely little boy. He enjoys playing with friends and playing outside on the slide and tricycle. He is not afraid of being with strangers. At times he can be stubborn and impatient. However, so long as you guide him patiently, he will be back to normal soon.In school Tallis has improved his language skills and ability to understand instructions. He can express his thoughts and ideas via simple words and body language. He has formed a stable and close relationship with his caretakers and they hope that he will have a happy family soon. he is waiting for a family to help him continue to blossom and grow. Maybe that family is you!

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

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

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Chloe Anne

Chloe Anne (2)Chloe Anne (1)Girl, born February 2002
PRC
DSD

Chloe Anne is a very pretty girl. The agency staff has observed that she is extroverted, sweet, obedient and friendly. She speaks in a soft voice and is very polite. Chloe Anne enjoys school, especially sports and physical activities such as jumping rope and playing hide and seek. She understands what it means to be adopted and wants to go to the USA. She hopes she can have a puppy with her new family.

The agency has MANY pictures and additional information for interested families.

Chloe Anne also has an agency grant available for $3500

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

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Tanner

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

Meet handsome 2 year old, Tanner.

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

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

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Kellin

Kellin1 Kellin2Boy, born August 2011
PRC
Blind/anophthalmia

Kellin is a beautiful baby who was in a foster care home for children with visual impairments for 10 months in 2012. He improved so much during that time, he went from being a weak, unhappy baby to being a fat, happy baby! He loves to be cuddled and loves to speak baby babble and play with his lips so that they make sounds, and he repeats words. He learned how to crawl and to stand and he started to walk holding hands with one of his ayis. Since he has been back at his orphanage, he has been very unhappy. Kellin cries all of the time and he does not receive the care and attention that he needs. He mostly lies in his crib all day and he cries. This is such a different baby to the boy when he was when he was in a loving foster home and we know that with the love and attention of a family, he will return to his happy, healthy self.

$414.90 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Dixie L2

photogirlGirl, Born January 1999
Down syndrome
Dixie is going to make a WONDERFUL daughter!   She is SO smart, helpful, kind, sociable….she needs a chance to live her life outside of an orphanage.  Her speech is very delayed, but she has computer skills and loves to browse through books.   She is active outside and enjoys sports and playing.  She is a “lttle mommy”, and enjoys helping other children whose needs are greater than hers.  Dixie goes to a special needs school where she is in 7th grade.   She does have glasses, but she doesn’t like wearing them….sound familiar?  :)

Dixie is describe as a “keen-witted young lady”.  I LOVE that they see her as the teenager she is, and not as a child.

Update 2013:  Dixie enjoys watching cartoons and TV broadcasts about the animals. She absolutely loves leafing books and encyclopedias about the animals. Very accurately paints in her work-sheets and also painting books. Girl likes going shopping, attending cinema and going to city. She also loves long walks in the city

Dixie can be adopted by older parents, larger families, and single moms.  Families should have experience with international adoption.   Full medical and social history available.

$15000.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

 

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Nolan

Nolan picBoy, born July 2012
PRC
Down syndrome

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

$144.90 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Marilee

MarileeMarilee1Girl, born August 2007
PRC
Down syndrome

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

$4.50 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Randall

Boy, born Feb 1999
Down syndrome; infantile cerebral paralysis

Randall needs a family before he ages out in Feb 2015.

 

Randall is a handsome young man who likes to play outside, and is described as gentle with others.  He is a sunny, cheerful boy, who also enjoys arts and crafts.    He’s non-verbal, but is curious and open-hearted.

From a family who met him in summer 2012:

It took us a few days to really get to know Randall. He was not seeking out all the attention that some of the others were. He was content to swing and sing to himself while waiting patiently for someone to kick a soccer ball with him. Oh how he loves to kick a soccer ball.

He is such a kind gentle boy. He would patiently wait to ask to look through our photobooks. Unlike some of the others he was happy to just look – he didn’t need extra attention while looking through it. He was the most careful with the books always being sure to return them safely.

He has some speech issues. He talks and sings but is hard to understand. I think just before we left he was taken for surgery on his palate which may be why he has speech issues.

In addition to swinging and kicking the soccer ball he loves crafts (stringing tiny beads and coloring) He loved the electronic toys we brought – remote control helicopter and translator. But unlike many of the others he always waited his turn, was careful with the items and always gave it to the next boy when his time was up!

Unfortunately Randall is older – his time is running out!! It’s a pretty easy region – the 10 day wait has been waived in the past – and the boys are taken care of.

$10054.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Silvie

Silvie (1)

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

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

$15000.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Aubree

AubreeGirl, born Aug. 1999
Diagnoses: arthrogryposis; mental delay

 

Aubree is very active, easy-going, and friendly. Currently, she lives in a special school-orphanage.

 

From one of our adoptive families who visited with her in August 2012:   She truly is a ray of sunshine!   She comes out to greet us in her wheelchair (she has good upper body strength, her legs are fixed straight out in front of her and are tiny.   She doesn’t appear to have AMC in her upper limbs at all.   She is extremely friendly and happy, she enjoys singing and dances in her wheelchair. She can also use her upper body strength to scoot around the floor. I am so excited that she is available because I know she will be a wonderful daughter if just given a chance.   This girl just exudes love and happiness!   The orphanage does provide the children with an education, and even music instruction.  We were able to see Aubree perform in a concert that the children gave for their visitors (they have help from humanitarian groups that come in to work on the building and work with the children).  If anyone asks about her, I would love to talk with them more about the orphanage and the children there.   They have my heart!

Update June 2013:
Aubree is a happy, loving, and well-adjusted little girl. She is popular in her groupa and loves to talk to people and attend the Montessori program at her orphanage. That being said, she is a child you don’t want to turn your back to. She can be very aggressive, and bites, pinches, and hits you when she wants attention or is jealous. She is also very dominant and wants to have your attention at all times, which is difficult when there are other children in the room. While she is very smart, I believe she has some mental delay, though how much of this is due to being raised in an orphanage environment is unclear. She was thrilled when I told her a lot of people loved her and were praying for her, and in the right family she would do very well. It would be best if she were the youngest or only child in a family in my opinion, so she can have all the attention she deserves.

Update from a family who met her in Feb 2014:
Aubree was one of the first ones I met. I’ll be honest, I’ve read her profile, and I was worried. She’s in the pictures we had of our new daughter in the new orphanage, and to think that she was the type of child described in the second “someone met her” description, was scary! I don’t know what brought about the difference yesterday (maybe they’re working with her, or she was just having a bad day before?), but she hung out with us for a while, and we didn’t see any of those behaviors. Our youngest daughter loved her- she was very gentle and nurturing with her, and our son, and very social! We talked for a while, with a nanny and our facilitator translating for us. She likes school very much, especially art, and writing and drawing. She likes animals (cats, dogs, etc). She LOVES jewelry, and hairbows (the more giant the better!). She very much wants brothers and sisters, and when I asked her if she wanted older ones or little ones, she said little (and I believe it, she was very interested in our five kiddos, and loved to snuggle them). She held our daughter and she walked her through our photo book, describing everything- Aubree was so attentive, and her face looked so wistful.

Physically, she has obvious arthrogryposis, although she seems to have some flexibility in her hands, because she was holding a banana (no peel) and eating sections of it by herself. Her legs are pretty small, and very stiff. She struggles with speech, not with the thoughts, but with getting it out, and I believe she would benefit from speech therapy. She was very polite and affectionate as well, and although she does have some obvious cognitive delays, she seems eager to learn new things and to be a part of things.

When she was with us, I had our children playing blocks on one of the beds, and although she watched, and looked very interested in what they were playing, she never attempted to roll over there or monopolize attention. She talked with her friends, with our facilitator, and with me, for a while, especially when she realized that I might know a family for her- which totally broke my heart, because she was so eager to be adopted. At one point, I had turned away to say something to someone else, and she was trying to get my attention- her arms do appear to be affected by the arthrogryposis from what I saw, because her elbows didn’t bend much, and her hands are turned at an unusual angle, and she grabbed at my shirt sleeve, trying to get my attention (she didn’t know my name then). Her hands are strong, from rolling the wheelchair, and her grasp is poor because of the arthrogryposis, so she had to kind of sling her arm and try to close her fingers on my sleeve. I could see the awkwardness of it for her, but she definitely wasn’t afraid to try! She’s beautiful in person- these pictures don’t do her justice at all. And I’m sorry my pictures are blurry, kids don’t stay still long and I was using my camera with a slower capture speed because the room was a bit dim.

*** ADDITIONAL $3000 GRANT AVAILABLE FOR AUBREE’S ADOPTION  ***

$18279.49 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Laelia

40427100748 Laelia (1)

Girl, born 2012
Arthrogryposis

 

Laelia is a very beautiful and smart girl, affectionate and well behaved.  She has some features that may be an indicator 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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Ariel

ArielGuardian AngelGirl, born July 2008
Goltz syndrome, severe mental delays, multiple malformations of upper and lower limbs, umbilical hernia, nasal septum deflection, congenital ptosis of the right eye, coloboma, hypermetropia of both eyes, dacryocystitis of the right eye, macula papilloma

 

Little Ariel is severely delayed and has a host of medical issues; she will need a family with access to good medical care.

From a family who met her in 2012:
She is so affectionate! She cruised over and wrapped her little arms around my legs as the nanny was giving me the run down of what my son would eat. I scooped her up and she is so light. I think we would have stayed and gone through the process all over again, had we been approved for 2 children!!

$300.60 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Jasmine

JasmineGuardian AngelThis beautiful girl is 13 years old and HIV+.

Jasmine came to the orphanage in 2008. She is doing very well in the orphanage and has learned a lot from the other kids at the home. She loves to dance and listen to music; she has a beautiful singing voice.

She enjoys playing with the younger kids and they in turn really look up to her. She is exceptionally beautiful with a smile that lights up the entire room. At times she is reserved but she is so eager to learn about any and everything. She is very good with technology and is learning how to use a computer.

  • Her orphanage will require a Christian family who can provide a letter of recommendation from their pastor. Interested families will need to send a letter of introduction to the orphanage and have their homestudy approved by the orphanage social worker before being able to be matched.
  • Families with six or less children at home preferred but we can inquire about an exception
  • Couples must be married at least 1 year and one parent at least 21 years older than the child being adopted
  • One parent over 25 years old.

 

$2708.40 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Trixie

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

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

$20.70 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Belle

BelleGirl, born May 2007
PRC
meningocele and hydrocephalus

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

$5.40 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Amber

AmberGirl, born September 2007
PRC
Right side hemiparalysis, hearing impairment, and congenital intestinal canal deformity and postoperative duodenal stenosis

Amber is a precious little girl who has been diagnosed with right side hemiparalysis, hearing impairment, and congenital intestinal canal deformity and postoperative duodenal stenosis. Amber’s speech is behind her peers due to her not being able to fully hear. She can still communicate with her caregivers and let them know what she needs. She is able to follow their instructions too. Amber is able to walk, run, and go upstairs independently. She can get dressed by herself and she knows her shapes and colors. She loves to look at picture books and her caregivers say that she is very kind.

$1242.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Lisa Marie

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

 

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

$4.50 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Timothy

Boy, Born December 2007

Down Syndrome

Sweet Timothy is a true orphan.  He was found abandoned, and they have no information about his birth family or any other relatives.  His DOB was estimated by the medical officials at the orphanage.  Someone out there can give Timothy the family and history he so richly deserves!   He has such a wonderful, glowing smile!

 

$1523.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption

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Mirabel


mirabelsept2013Girl, Born August 2009

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

$7820.65 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Leanne

Girl, born June 2002Leanne-2
PRC
Down syndrome

 

This darling little girl lives in a group home.  One of our adoptive families met her in 2012, and would love to see her find a family!

Leanne has started attending special education classes and is learning and communicating well.

 

She loves performance and is very good at putting on a show for everyone that will watch her. She is also extremely helpful at home, doing lots of house chores such as sweeping and washing bowls. She has been the little sister in her family (group home) for some time, but recently has had the opportunity to be a big sister when another little girl of 8 years moved into the home. She is a lovely, caring big sister too. She has just moved into a community group home and has adapted well to the new environment.

$3278.81 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Cherie

Girl, Born Dec 2009
Crouzon syndrome

 

Sweet Cherie …. she needs a family desperately!

Picture on the left is from December 2012, on the right is from summer 2012.  Additional pictures available.

 

Guardian AngelCherie needs a family fast!  From her medical records:  congenital anomaly of the skull, feet and  hands. Cleft hard palate, UPU, LLC, aortic defect.

$10,029.70 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Lisa

Girl,

Born December 2006

PRC

DOWN SYNDROME

Congenital heart defect

 

For a long time, there was a translation error in Lisa’s file, saying she had Trisomy 13, Patau syndrome.  This is INCORRECT!   She has Trisomy 21, Down syndrome.

She is developing well intellectually and is described as a lovely child. She is active and sometimes will amuse her roommates and likes to stay with companions. She loves attention!

Single moms permitted, only one parent has to travel.

**An outside donor has pledged $10,000 to Lisa’s family when they receive TA**

$9115.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Lily

LilyGirl, born March 2009
PRC
Down syndrome, Congenital heart defect (VSD)

 

Lily loves the attention of familiar people and understands simple instructions. As you can see from her smile, she giggles when she is happy! She walks on her own but has some language delays. She likes active play and is cooperative when dressing or picking up toys.

 

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Lene

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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.

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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!

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Anjelica

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Girl, Born 2003
Down syndrome, CHD, history of TB

Anjelica enjoys and dances to music. She also loves playing with toys and participates in the activities provided by her caregivers. She is also comfortable even with strangers. Anjelica was referred to the Heart Center and is still under observation by her pediatric-cardiologist.

$1106.90 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

 

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Kelly

photogirlGuardian AngelGirl, born August 2000
PRC
spina bifida; unilateral club feet; vision impairment

Kelly needs a family before she ages out in August 2014.

She is said to be very hard working in her studies and is a talented piano player. Kelly makes friends easily and likes to be helpful to her friends. She is outgoing and has a wonderful smile. Her file states that she befriended an elderly gentleman at the institute who was blind. She was his “eyes”. Kelly cannot bear weight on her right foot and uses a wheelchair. She is able to go to the restroom on her own. Kelly attends the 7th grade. When asked if she would like to be adopted, she said yes and would like to come to the United States.

Additional information and photos are available from the agency who currently holds her file.

$2517.34 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Edmund #

Boy, born November 2011
Down Syndrome, delayed motor development

 

Edmund rolls over and sits up by himself. He is not yet standing or pulling himself up. He makes combinations of sounds and laughs. He will grasp and hold a toy. His face expresses interest while he studies it. He is interested in studying his hands and feet. He reacts to physical and verbal contact with an adult. He is attentive and smiles when teased. He is described as calm, often smiling and generally in a good mood.

 

The agency has MANY pictures of him!

$133.20 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Preston

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

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

$27.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Lenny

Lenny (3)Boy, born June 2002
PRC
Deaf

This guy has personality! He is 11, and has a great sense of humor (he’s a little jokester). Lenny’s special need is deafness. He attends a boarding school for deaf children during the week, and lives at the foster home on weekends. He speaks sign language, which will be great when he meets his forever family. He is very intelligent with the computer, likes cars, cartoons, and building blocks.

He has good relationships with both his foster parents. He is smart and willing to help with housework. He is described as a gentleman. When he goes grocery shopping with his foster mom he always points to the heaviest bags and says “Mom, I am Superman, I will help you carry that”. Every family needs a Superman. After all, Superman was adopted too!

$39.06 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Palmer

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Boy, born July 2005
PRC
hypospadias, post-op hernia

 

Palmer is outgoing and has a ready smile. He loves to play – alone or with others. He likes to play games and is very cooperative. He has quick reaction time. Palmer is a good student and can recite children’s songs. Are you the family that will bring a smile to this cute little face?

Palmer has a $1,000 Special Focus agency grant.

 

$5.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Kathryn

30407151600 KathrynGirl, born Oct 2005
HIV

 

 

$102.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Elizabeth

Elizabeth (2) Elizabeth (1)Girl, born December 2000
PRC
exotropia of both eyes; left hemiparalysis along with spastic gaits (right parietotemporal porencephaly; cystic cerebral apophysis)

Elizabeth was found at a later age and had an understandable rough start adjusting to orphanage life. She will age out in December 2014!

She has made great strides and her report states that now she has a dream to become a little teacher and the teachers give her opportunities to practice that dream as well. In such a role, she learns how to organize the student’s behaviors, arrange them to go to the washroom and rest. Now she is an excellent little teacher. She also learns how to be self-disciplined and now she is reasonable and has her own opinion. Elizabeth likes pretty clothes and hairstyles. She loves drawing pictures with a pencil, then colors them before showing them in front of teachers and other children. She always has a wonderful smile when being praised; if not, she would say, “Wait, I would draw again till the one that satisfies you.” Elizabeth has written a note that states “I am willing to be adopted by foreign parents. I hope to have parents and older siblings who love me.” She is waiting patiently as the time ticks away. Perhaps she is the daughter you are looking for?

Pictures and additional information available.

$7500.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Carrie Ann

40402200842 Carrie AnnGirl, born November 2012
Lumbar spina bifida (myelocele) (post-surgery)

 

Oh what a sweet little dumpling!  Carrie Ann is developing normally.

 

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Adeline

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

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

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

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

$400.50 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Koen William

40110192034 KoenBoy, born 2009
HIV

 

Koen is adorable, and said to be a very nice boy.  He will be available for adoption in summer 2014.

 

$2136.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Kamdyn #1-6

Kamdyn April 2013DOB: 2009
Diagnosis: Laurence-Moon-Biedl syndrome

Kamdyn has been registered for adoption for over 2 years, during which time her development has been followed closely. She continues to make significant developmental progress as her medical needs are addressed and corrected.

Kamdyn has Laurence-Moon-Biedl syndrome. She is affected by this syndrome in the following ways: She has an additional finger on her right hand; her uterus and right ovary has been removed; Hydronephrosis of the left kidney that has been surgically addressed and astigmatism. She is receiving excellent medical care and remains under the supervision of doctors to ensure that all her needs are addressed as they arise. The surgeon has recommended additional minor surgical procedures, but feels that this could best be done in the US and has recommended that a suitable adoptive family be found for the child in order for her final medical needs to be addressed.

Developmentally, Kamdyn continues to make progress in all areas of her development. She spent the first year of her life confined to a crib while her medical needs were addressed. Since then, she’s made rapid progress. She is walking, goes up/down stairs, climbs on play structures, runs and dances. Her fine motor skills are at age appropriate levels. She grabs with pincer-pliers grip; picks up petite objects, puts them in a bottle with a narrow opening and after that takes them out of it; builds a tower of 7-8 blocks and fits in rings and squares while adapting according to the form. She leafs through the pages of a book with hard covers. Her visual-motor coordination are also on target for her age (hand/eye, hand/hand, hand/eye/mouth). She imitates actions she’s told to copy, points to requested items, gives kisses when asked, finds hidden objects, enjoys “hide and seek” games, and plays appropriately with toys according to their function. She participates in organized activities with the group of children that she lives with. She exhibits leadership skills and appropriate social behaviors when interacting with other children. She stands up for herself and will say “no-no-no” to the other children if they try to “invade her space” or take things from her. She follows verbal directions and responds to her name. She can say several words and phrases. She waves “bye-bye” and blows kisses. She has a good attention span. She feeds herself and is learning to dress herself without assistance. Despite her kidney problems, she is in the process of potty training too.

Additional photos and videos of Kamdyn are available.

$3840.24 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Holly Joy

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

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

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Nathaniel #449

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERANathanielAge: 2
Diagnosis: infantile cerebral palsy and congenital adrenal hyperplasia

Nathaniel is 2 years old. Despite the limb spasticity, the boy walks when held by the hands. As for the congenital adrenal hyperplasia, the boy takes medications that have been prescribed by an endocrinology specialist and those successfully compensate this condition.

He moves around in a baby walker to get where he wants to go. He can get to a kneeling position independently and also crawls. He plays with toys, will reach for a desired object, places objected into boxes/containers and has a good attention span for his age. He says bravo and blows kisses. He interacts appropriately with caregivers and enjoys their attention. He maintains eye contact and is aware of everything going on around him. He makes noises to get people’s attention and then smiles when they respond. He follows simple verbal instructions such as “give it to me” and “come here”.

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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Ezrah

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

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

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

$22.50 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Noah

Noah Noah2Boy, born March 2012
PRC
Down syndrome

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

 

$54.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Charley

Charley Charley2Boy, Born May 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

Tiny baby Charley! He will be turning ONE year old in May. The orphanage describes him as a “plump little baby” who eats and sleeps well. From his last report in January 2014, they said he could turn over in his bed, kick his quilt off, and follow a toy with his eyes and then his head will also turn to watch it. If you call his name, he will look for you, and he loves to lay or play in his bed. They say he is a quiet child who, when hungry, will not cry, but will suck on his hands instead.

$22.50 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Bennett

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

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

 

$109.80 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Hudsen

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

 

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

 

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Greta

GretaGirl, born November 1998
Down syndrome

 

 

Mama, are you out there?  Please come get me!  We are so happy for the chance to help sweet Greta find her family.

Greta is very petite; more the size of a 5 year old than the 13 year old she actually is.  Developmentally, she is quite delayed, probably closer to a 3-4 year old.  In many ways, she is toddler like. Greta is missing out on the essential things in life- a mama and daddy to teach her the things she needs to know, school lessons to maximize her potential for learning, and hope for a future.

From a family who visited with her in September 2012:  “Greta desperately desires to be loved and shown affection. It broke our hearts to see how desperate she was for attention. She would climb up us before we even knew what was happening and was clinging to us. She probably needs to go to a family that can devote a lot of one on one attention to her, and that she be the youngest child, because she can get aggressive when she is jealous for attention. I hope this helps her find a family.”

 

From a family who visited with her in August 2012:  “Love Greta!  She climbed over the playpen wall to hug on me.   She’s walking now, thanks to a team of foreign therapists who worked in that groupa.  She has so much potential- but needs a lot of love and a family!  I just know there has to be a family out there for this thin, wiry little girl, a family who likes to play and be energetic :)

More photos available!   Married couples only.  Large families and older parents welcome.  *** Families with adoptive experience and a completed home study would be the best option for Miss Greta. ***

$19810.36 is available towards the cost of my adoption!
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Shane

Guardian AngelBoy, born August 2000
PRC
Albinism; poor vision of both eyes; bilateral nystagmus; bilateral absence of iris color

Shane needs to be adopted before he turns 14 in August 2014, or he will forever lose his chance at a family.

Shane is a very extroverted boy, he is active, outgoing, has fluent speaking, and he can talk freely before strangers. He likes to sing songs, and he often sings and dances before adults, and his singing is beautiful.  He likes to play badminton, Fly Chess and car toys.  He has a dream since young, hoping that he can be a bus driver to serve the passengers.  He is easy going, and he never breaks into temper without reason, so he often has a smile, and he often helps do something in his ability actively, like clean the floor and desk and fold the clothes and so on.

His vision is worse and worse as his increasing age, he must go to very close place when seeing things nearby. In strong light, he is always squint his eyes to see the scenery far.

$10000.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Mikey

31021225321 MikeyBoy, born July 2013

Down syndrome

 

Oh, sweet boy! Where is your mama??

 

Large families welcome; married couples only.

$1250.07 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Vera #346

Vera (1) VeraGirl, born June 2011
Down syndrome

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

$36.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Salome

Salomesalomeaug2013Girl, born March 1998
Microcephaly, cerebral palsy, deep mental handicap

 

Salome needs the care and attention of a family, to provide the medical interventions and therapy she so greatly needs.

SHE AGES OUT SOON AND WILL SPEND THE REST OF HER LIFE BEDRIDDEN IF SHE IS NOT ADOPTED.

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From someone who met her: Her thinness is heart stopping! She was twisted and sucking on a bottle, such a lost and forgotten soul! Obviously in such desperate need!

10 day wait often waived here. Married couples only, larger families and older parents welcome.

$20132.11 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Dell

Boy, born October 1999

Down syndrome

 

From someone who met him in 2012:

Dell is just such an adorable boy. I feel blessed that I could spend time with him. Dell has down syndrome, but he is such a smart boy. He totally loves attention! He’s a little bit mischievous. He will do something that the nurses told him not to do and then he will look at me or them like ‘Did you see what I do?’ Some of the nurses are having a hard time with him
because of that, but I just think it’s wonderful. That kind of behavior tells me that he is acting pretty normal. Which child is not searching for the limits and looking what happens when he crosses them? But his behavior is giving him a hard time in the orphanage he’s living in because the nurses are taking care of fifteen children at the time and they just want easy, obedient children. But I think he is adorable and well functioning.

He develops really well. He is healthy boy, well nourished, he talks a lot. He cuddles the little children in the group and carries them around. He loves to play with building blocks and he can make real houses out of them. And he totally loves pictures! He will always put on a really big smile! That smile is so contagious!

Dell is probably the heaviest boy of the group, and that’s why the nurses tell him he’s too heavy to sit on somebody’s lap or be carried around. But Dell loves it to sit on your lap or to be carried around. He loves it when somebody thinks he’s not too heavy or too big/tall. He starts laughing and laughing when you pick him up and twirl him. He enjoys messing up long hair and playing peekaboo.

Last summer an adopting family visited his orphanage and Dell was so fond of the adopting couple. Especially the ‘daddy’. He really called him daddy and every day when they visited their son, Dell would come running after them, hugging them and just hanging around with them as long as he could, until they left or until the nurses told him to come back.  This boy would function so wonderfully in a family!

 

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

$10343.06 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Shawn

Shawn (4)Shawn (1)Boy, born August 2001
HIV

 

Shawn is currently in the fourth grade and enjoys reading and and history.   He is a very calm and quiet boy, but is lazy.  He has few friends and likes playing outside, and also enjoys when his orphanage is able to go to the beach.  He also enjoys helping prepare meals, and wants to be a chef.

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

 

$77.50 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

 

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Antoinette

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Girl, born June 2009
Organic lesion of the central nervous system, mental delay.

Antoinette will be available when she turns 5, in June 2014

 

$22.50 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Maureen

40122221635 Maureen (1)Girl, born February 2013
Down syndrome, ventricular septal defect

 

Sweet baby girl!  She had surgery in September 2013 for her pulmonary valve.

 

$18.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Tirzah

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

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

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

$9.96 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Millie #57-2

millie2013Girl, born June 2004

Down syndrome, strabismus, eczema-primarily around the nose

Millie has Down syndrome and currently lives in an institution. She is under the care of a doctor for allergies and gastro issues. She currently takes a daily allergy medication and reflux meds.

Millie has difficulty making eye contact and other signs that she may also have Autism. A formal evaluation is being scheduled to either confirm or rule out Autism. She is significantly delayed in her development and requires adult assistance for most activities. She shows little interest in toys unless an adult is directly interacting with her and assisting her in her interactions. She is not yet talking, though she will vocalize to indicate her pleasure or displeasure with activities. She does not show any signs of aggression. She loves to swing and play outside and did make eye contact and smile at adults while participating in this desired activity. She walks and goes up/down stairs with assistance. She drinks from an open cup and eats with a spoon.

Millie needs a family willing to invest the time & attention needed to help her reach her full potential.

Additional photos and videos from June 2013 are available for interested families.

$7122.63 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Chuck

ChuckBoy, born Sept 2008
PRC
Down syndrome, congenital heart defects

Chuck is an active and energetic little boy!  He was abandoned when he was approximately 20 days old.  Chuck began living with a foster family in December of 2008 and had surgery to repair his congenital heart defects of VSD and PFO in May of 2010.

Chuck is able to walk and is fond of playing games.  His favorite toy is a small car and he enjoys pushing the car back and forth.

The latest information we have on Chuck is from November 2010 and it is being updated, so please check back soon.

This little boy has lots of love to share with a family…is your family his?

UPDATE:  Chuck is quick in reaction, can call people, is active, outgoing, agile and loves playing with other kids.  He is very social!

$4453.19 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Simon and Samuel (Twins)

baby2 baby1Boys, born Dec 2013
Down syndrome

 

These precious, beautiful, twin baby boys both have Down syndrome. What a gift to have them listed so young — they can be home easily by their first birthday!

 

$166.50 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Stephie #49-4

Stephie2_2013-e1372005942427Girl, born 1999

Diagnosis: Down syndrome & alopecia

 

Stephie is a beautiful teenager who is currently living in a wonderful foster family that is taking great care of her. Her foster parents want to see her adopted into a loving family and have worked very hard to help Stephie grow and develop to reach her full potential.

Stephie has alopecia (hair loss). She does have hair on her head, but since it is thin, her foster parents bought her a wig. They did not want her to be made fun of by other children. Stephie wears the wig with no problems.

Stephie has well developed motor skills, speech and self help skills. She understands everything that is said to her and also talks quite a bit. Like many children with Down syndrome, she struggles with articulation, but she does actively engage in conversation and is a very friendly and social young lady. She just completed 3rd grade at a school for children with special needs and is doing very well in school. Her school report indicates that she is very well behaved and follows all the school rules. She has proper hygiene and preforms all hygienic tasks independently (toileting, washing hands, dressing, tying, buttons & zippers, etc). She eats independently and neatly, using a fork, spoon and napkin correctly and cleans up her plate when she’s done. She can also make a sandwich on her own. She identifies and writes some of her letters and can count and identify numbers 1-5. She can write numbers 1-3. She can identify and name many objects by category, participates in musical and situation games, plays and other events.

Several additional photos and videos from June 2013 are available.

$11845.95 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Kiril

KirilBoy, born July 2003

 

Little Kiril was born with microcephaly (a small head) as a result of FAS (fetal alcohol syndrome).  He is considered significantly delayed.  He has brown hair and brown eyes, and so desperately wants to know life outside of this orphanage.  He is a darling little boy, and the orphanage director would so love to find a family for him soon.  He is able to stand, and can walk with help, but his speech is very delayed.  With therapy and a loving family and educational opportunities, Kirill has so much potential in life!

Kiril has been transferred to a special needs school, not an institution.  We have several other children waiting there who could be adopted with him.

If you are unfamiliar with FAS, please spend some time researching this condition.  Just as with Down syndrome, FAS and FAE have a wide variation of effects on each child, both medically, physically, and cognitively.  This is typically dependent on how long during the pregnancy the mother consumed alcohol, and of course, how much.  There is no way to know this ahead of time.

UPDATE Nov 2013:  He is able to walk and his movements are coordinated.  He has difficulties feeding himself.  He understands and obeys commands and communicates with children but is non verbal.  He can make pyramids and figures out of blocks.  The doctors work with him and things improve.

UPDATE Fall 2012: Kiril is making progress, he can walk independently, he tries to service himself, tries to hold a spoon and eat by himself.  He doesn’t speak, but tries to repeat words.  He is very nice, quiet, not aggressive and very handsome, all caregivers love him.

He needs a family NOW.

$2115.47 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Asher

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

 

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

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

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

$3691.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Jeannie

Jeannie (2) Jeannie (1)Girl, born October 2010
PRC
Congenital heart defect – pulmonary stenosis, post-op balloon dilation

From her October 2013 file:
Jeannie has normal limbs and mental development. Jeannie’s physical development is delayed compared to other children her age. She is thin and small. At the age of 12 months, she could crawl, could feed herself biscuits, and could stand while holding onto something. At the age of 2 years, she could walk freely, could bang toys together, could walk while holding onto something, could understand what NO means, and could respond to other’s asking. At the age of 2.5 years, she could go up and down stairs, could speak “ayi, mama, baba”, could express her needs, and could recognize big and small. Jeannie is introverted, timid, and impatient. She wants to eat first and has difficulty getting along well with others. She can admit her wrongdoings, but is easy to forget. Usually she likes watching TV, listening to children’s songs, and playing toy blocks and balls. Jeannie likes being praised and she likes outdoor activities. She is lovely.

 

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Finnigan

2011, Nov. 24th, FinnBoy, born November 2011
PRC
Congenital deformity of the right hand- 4 fingers; thumb missing; postoperative right hernia; right lower limb muscular tension.

Cute, friendly Finnigan was found when just a few months old. From his Oct. 2013 file: “Finnigan cannot talk but he can express his own need with the children words. For example, if he wants to drink water, he would yell at the mother and give a sign of drinking water. When he knows there are fruits in the refrigerator, he would point at it and yell at the mother. If he is full, he would shake the head and close the mouth. If he wants to watch TV, he would point at the TV and let the mother turn on TV. At present, Finnigan cannot walk independently. But he can support the floor with hands and move forward with the button. He moves very fast. At home, he likes to move around the room and observe the things in the curious eyes. When the foster mother fetches the clothes back to fold, he would imitate her to fold the clothes. He can distinguish the clothes correctly. At home, Finnigan likes to play with the young foster sister. He would cover the eyes of the foster sister to play hide-and-seek. They often giggle together. Finnigan likes to play outside. Finnigan is very generous. If there are some delicious foods or funny toys on the hands, he would share with little friends friendly. Although his hands are inconvenient, it does (not) affect him to hold or grasp some little objects. He can hold the peanut or grape with the index and middle fingers flexibly. He can imitate the adults to put on the clothes and shoes. But at present, he does not put on the clothes yet. Finnigan likes to imitate the father to read newspapers with the magnifying glass.”

 

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Aran

Aran (2)Aran (1)Boy, born October 2012
PRC
Down syndrome, Congenital heart defect (VSD)

 

At the age of 4 months, Aran would laugh when teased and could visually follow the moving people. At the age of 6 months, he could move his head freely, look around, and when someone talked to him, he would make the sound of gugu. At the age of 8 months, he could distinguish the sounds of familiar people, distinguish strangers from familiar people, and had more sensitive hearing. At the age of 10 months, he could roll over, transfer from supine position to lateral position, or transfer from lateral position to supine position. He would turn his head over when called. Now he can sit alone, crawl, smile at familiar people, and knows how to grasp the toy nearby his hand. He also knows how to respond to the facial expressions of adults. He is outgoing, active, and lovely. Usually he is fond of playing with toys and fond of listening to music. When there is music, he is very quiet. Sometimes he waves his hands. He is not afraid of strangers and likes to be cuddled and teased. He has a sweet smile when he is happy.

$471.60 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Raymond

Guardian Angel
Boy, born July 2007

 

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!

 

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Konnie #6-19

Konnie_smallAge: 9
Diagnosis: Development disorder of the expressive speech. Mixed disorder of the development of school skills. Bilateral hearing loss.

Konnie scored in the average range of IQ testing. Her medical report indicates a “slight hearing loss” that is described as bilateral hearing loss. She was attending the school for the deaf for 1st grade. She does not have any delays in motor skills. She struggles with verbalization and her speech is not grammatically correct (possibly due to the hearing loss). She can count to 10. She follows all the rules and routines and does not have any behavior concerns.

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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Tatiana

Tatiana 2013Girl, May 20, 2006

Tatiana was born with FAS, but her medical records do not indicate any additional medical complications. She is also HIV positive.

Tatiana is the younger sister of Trudy and Tristan.   All three children can be adopted together or separately; they are currently in the same region, but in different orphanages. 

She is facing transfer to an older child internat very soon, but she can still be adopted from there.   Would rather see her in a family!   She has been waiting SO long.

From an adoptive family who met her in summer 2011:  Tatiana is a sweetheart, and she wants a mama so badly. When we’d go to get our kids, she kept asking “And Tania? And Tania?” She would sob when we would leave her with the groupa. Out of all the kids there, she was the only that I saw playing pretend – eating pretend food, taking care of baby dolls. She is very emotionally fragile, and she seems to get overwhelmed. She is very small and thin. She has big blue eyes, and she desperately wants to be held and cuddled.

From an adoptive family who met her in November 2012:
Tatiana was described by the orphanage director as very beautiful, and she truly is. She was also very enthusiastic when answering questions. She was asked if she has friends and she replied “Da” with her whole body, “Tania have lots of friends”. It was completley adorable. We had given her a pony that moved around on it’s own, and she kept saying “come to Tania, come to Tania”. The biggest hit was the ball that lights up when you bounce it. She would have chased that ball all day! She has a deep voice for such a little girl which I found endearing. It was so ironic, because she is so little and feminine. She has issues with her eyes. Nothing was mentioned in her medical about it. When she turns her head to look at something her eyes bounce around as they try to catch up. She laughs inappropriately, and is very emotional. Has mood swings.  Does not understand many simple questions. Her answers did not match the questions, or was unintelligible.  She is in constant motion.

From an adoptive family who met her in July 2013:
Precious Tatiana is so dainty and beautiful!  I just spent a few minutes with her groupa, and thought she did well in the group setting.  She did talk with me a little and spoke like a younger child. She is the big helper and the leader of the groupa, and I think that’s why she hasn’t been transferred yet.  She gets partnered up with a little girl who has some global delays and difficulty walking, because she is like a big sister, encouraging and directing her to keep up.  We brought cars to share with the groupa, and I didn’t see her at first.  She was patiently waiting her turn while the other children were grabbing and pushing for a chance to get one (who could blame them?).  A few days ago, I saw her carrying a trash bin of juice boxes to the dumpster with another little boy.  You could tell it was a big treat for them to get to do the big grown-up job!  When the little boy tripped and dropped the juice boxes, she didn’t shout, she just bent over and picked them up.  She is really a child who deserves a chance to shine.

$5895.71 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Jiane

JianeGirl, born June 2012
PRC
Bilateral corpus callosum area of white matter myelination delayed; alpha thalassemia gene carrier

From her October, 2013 file:
Jiane has normal limbs and mental development. A skull MRI test showed bilateral corpus callosum area of white matter myelination delayed. At the age of 10-12 months, she could she could stand alone, could walk with one hand held, could pick up small objects with her thumb and index finger, could pick out toy blocks from the cup, and had a quick reaction. At the age of 1 year and 3 months, she could walk freely, could call “ayi, jiejie”. Jiane is active and lovely, has a ready smile, and likes being touched and hugged. She likes being held in someone’s arms if she is afraid or angry. She likes sucking her fingers to get to sleep. Jiane likes listening to children’s songs and watching cartoons. She also likes playing toys and can share toys with other kids. She likes sports in the playground and can get along well with other kids. Jiane is beautiful.

 

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Leila

Leila-OA-ChinaGirl, born June  2011
PRC
Hydrocephalus, Cerebral palsy, sinusitis, high tension in the left upper arm

 

Leila arrived at this institute when she was around 1 month old. She can lift up her head and crawl around on the bed. Her eyes could follow the movement of toys and she could find the source of a noise. She understands when the caretaker calls her name.

Uses thumbs and index fingers deftly, locates the direction of sound/voice, visually follows moving toys. Follows you with moving head from one side to the other, laughs aloud, distinguishes between acquaintance and strangers.

$903.45 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Jonah

JonahBoy, born Sept. 2011

PRC
Down syndrome, Congenital heart defect (ASD)

Jonah is an adorable little one who is just 2 years old! He came into care when he was about 1 month old, and they have been loving on him since that day! Jonah has Down syndrome, and the usual DS delays in motor skills. He has an ASD of 0.32cm, which causes no problems for him. Jonah loves to play with toys, and especially loves to play hide and seek with a small towel or blanket over his head! He loves dessert time (hey…we have something in common!), and loves to listen to music. Jonah is a precious little guy, and we would love to help you bring him home. He is receiving therapy at the orphanage to help his motor skills development, and these therapies should continue when he comes home. Jonah is a lovable little guy, and he is waiting for you!

$1079.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Felix


Boy, Born October 20, 2003

Diagnosis: Down syndrome

 

What a cutie!  Betcha he is a handful!  Felix is blessed to be at more of an internat than the institution.  He doesn’t have many words of his own, but his receptive understanding is very good.  He is potty trained and does ask to go to the bathroom.  He is described by his caregivers as very friendly and quite the comedian!

 

Felix urgently needs a family.  He was raised as the only child with DS in the baby house.  He was much loved and the only child with special needs there, so he didn’t know he was different….. he was raised like the rest of the kids…and was transferred late to the “Internat for Invalids”.    Felix was ADORED up until he was about 8 and has taken the transfer very hard.   Felix is SUCH a love and he deserves to have a family of his own.   Please help us rally for Felix!

More photos available, married couples only.

$16305.66 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Hallie

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

Hallie has a $2000 agency grant available.

$9.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Mary Ellen #23

Mary EllenAge: 1
Diagnosis: Arnold-Chiari syndrome; hydrocephalus (shunt installed); spina bifida aperta-surgically repaired; stabismus; frequent bladder infections that are being treated

UPDATE:  “She is turning two in February. She speaks her first words and loves any attention she can get. She had surgical correction of her spine and a shunt installed to reduce fluid on her brain.”  “Recently the shunt that keeps her from having too much fluid on her brain failed and she underwent surgery again. The sweet baby who sought contact is now avoiding eye contact. While her physical issues have been met her emotional needs are suffering.”

 

Mary Ellen is one year old. Medical records are available, which detail her various hospitalizations and surgeries to treat her medical conditions. She is working on strengthening her upper body and head control. When on her stomach, she is able to raise her head and control it for longer periods of time. When placed in a positioning chair, she controls her head and turns it from side to side. She is able to stay in a seated position with support. She has started to babble and responds to sounds and visual stimulation. She plays with hanging toys in her crib and holds toys that are given to her to play with. She laughs out loud when adults interact with her. She eats from a spoon.

Photos and videos are available, along with detailed medical reports.

 

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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Joshua #22

OAge: 5Joshua_Oct 2013
Diagnosis: Hemophilia A

Joshua’s hemophilia is being managed with replacement therapy. Has well developed motor skills. He walks, runs and goes up/down stairs. His fine motor skills are also well developed. He plays with toys appropriately and can manipulate blocks & puzzles by judging the size and turning them correctly. He knows his colors & can classify items by color and type. He can draw circles and lines and holds a pencil correctly. He feeds himself and can put his shoes on/off independently. He talks & follows verbal directions. He can identify his body parts. He has a good memory and can remember the names of objects after seeing photos of them & having someone tell him the name. He interacts appropriately with children and adults. He follows the rules and expectations of the group.

Additional photos and video available from the agency:  In the video, he says his name and age; explain that he had a slice of bread for breakfast but didn’t like it; say what he sees in a picture book and name objects; answer various questions accordingly; point at parts of the body correctly; build with constructor pieces and tell their colors correctly; inlay figures; drink, eat and wash his hands independently; sing and dance.

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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Kayne & Konrad #29-10

OOAge 4
Diagnosis: Kayne has speech delays. Konrad is blind.

Kayne & Konrad are TWINS. Kayne has well developed motor skills and abilities. His speech is hard to understand at times, but he is receiving therapy & making rapid progress. He memorizes poems & songs . He follows directions and is described as a “very good and positive child”. Konrad is blind. He has been placed in the orphanage area for children with significant disabilities, so he is not getting the same level of therapy and interaction that his brother receives. Kayne is aware that Konrad is his brother and the boys see each other in “common areas” each day.

Additional photos and videos of the boys are available.

 

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

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Faith Anne

FaithFaith (1)Girl, born January 2013

Down syndrome, ASD, crossed eyes

 

Her medical is good; ASD not a problem, it is closing on its own. Both her eyes are crossed – may be from lack of stimulation, or low muscle tone. The back of her head is flat, from lying down so much. She has extremely low tone, and cannot hold her head up yet, or sit up or turn over. She eats well, and they say she sleeps well. She drinks from a bottle and they try to get her to eat from a spoon/cup (a little developmentally early, but what they do with all the kids). She doesn’t cry much. Mom had very low amniotic fluid and Faith could have been born with Hypoxia (lack of oxygen) in late third trimester and birth. No complications recorded at birth (born at 38 weeks).

Faith is said to be healthy but has had some colds and bronchitis several times. She was really congested when we were there. The orphanage she is at is small but everyone is very friendly. They said less than 30 kids were at the baby house in this city. The building was nice and caregivers and nurses seemed to care.

$1,012.90 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Linny

Linny 3Linny (2)

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

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

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

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

$3165.30 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Haddie

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

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

Haddie

 

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

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Marni

MarniGirl, born March 2012
PRC

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

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Emma

EmmaGirl, born April 2005
PRC
Deaf

Emma is a beautiful 8 year old girl. She is deaf and is able to attend the school for deaf in the orphanage. Her caregivers note that she is a fast learner and has picked up signing very fast. She always loves getting to help others and she is eager to participate in activities. She is a very good artist and likes to draw things in detail. In the orphanage Emma get to perform dances with the other children and she loves getting to show off.

 

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Conner #

ConnerBoy, born 2000
Hodgkin’s disease (remission)

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

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

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

Additional information is available from the agency.

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

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Wayne

wayne 1Boy, born June 2008
PRC
Thalassemia

Wayne is a 4 year old boy with a sweet smile. He has been diagnosed with Thalassemia, which requires him to have a blood transfusion every month. Before the blood transfusion, Wayne becomes pale, is in poor spirits, and has no appetite, but after the transfusion, he regains his appetite and is active once more. He has normal motor skills, as well as normal intellectual and language development. At the age of 2 years, he could walk with one hand held, knew “big” and “small,” could build a tower of blocks, and could speak a few words. At 2.5 years, he could walk freely and scribble with a pen. At 3 years, Wayne could jump off the floor with both feet and knew the five sense organs. Now, he is able to do simple self-care tasks himself (going to the bathroom, washing hands, changing clothes), and can express his needs to others.

Wayne enjoys physical activity, but he cannot do strenuous exercises because of his condition. However, this does not limit his play as he is still able to engage in simple games and activities with his classmates. Wayne is smart and does well in school. He is always on time, listens to his teachers, and learns a lot in his classes. He is outgoing and very polite, always helping his teachers and saying hello to strangers on his own initiative.

$166.50 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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EDEN #657

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

 

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

 

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

Video available from the agency.

 

$85.50 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Aric (L)

HeinrichBoy, born June 2012
Down syndrome, suspected hearing issues

 

As of July 2013:
Aric is one year old, he is diagnosed with Down syndrome. The boy started to pronounce parts of the words, Aric learned to take a toy into his hands. He is actively seeking for the toys sitting in front of him or next to him. Started to sit without help for 5 sec just putting his hands in front of him. The boy looks for his view in the mirror and touches the picture of himself.

$108.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Nickson

Nickson (1) Nickson (2)Boy, born August 2011
PRC
facial paralysis; esotropia; psychomotor development delayed; epilepsy

Nickson has physical and intellectual development delays. At the age of 2 years, he can roll over freely, transfer to sitting position, crawl with hands and knees, kneel with hands holding on for support, and stand. He can’t walk independently. The whole muscle force is low; muscular tension is slight high; average consciousness. He still can’t speak. Now he can turn over pages of a book twice, knows what “NO” means, can recognize some common objects, and is beginning to know some simple meanings. His language development is delayed. He is outgoing and he likes to play with toys and watch cartoons. He likes to lean close to his familiar people and he likes to play near someone. When there is nice music, he waves his hands and wiggles his hips.

 

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Maddie

Maddie (2)

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

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

$12,350.20 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Edna #34

EdnaAge:1
Diagnosis: Down syndrome

 

Edna can sits up independently. She can stand up while holding on to something and can take steps while holding the hands of an adult. She is producing random syllables and repeats syllables by imitation. She can distinguish between familiar and unfamiliar people; plays with toys with interest and understands and follows simple instructions.

$0.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Evie

Evie Evie 2Girl, born Dec 2011
PRC
Down syndrome

 

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

 

$633.60 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

 

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Della

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

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

 

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

 

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

$749.70 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

 

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Chava

31208193650 Chava (1)Girl, born August 2013
Down syndrome

 

$542.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

 

 

 

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Garrett

GarrettApril 2009
PRC
Cerebral atrophy; multiple necrotic cyst of cerebra

Garrett’s diagnosis says: cerebral atrophy; multiple necrotic cyst of cerebra, but you can learn a lot more about him by reading what the agency staff who met him said about him after meeting him.

Garrett has normal limb and mental development presently. At the age of 1-2 months he looked at people who tease with him and paid attention to sounds. At the age of 3-4 months he had more activities, kicked his legs when he woke up and tried to turn over.At the age of 5-6 months, he could turn over, notice what was happening around him, and was fond of looking around. As of February 2010 when his file was prepared, he could slide around freely in the walker and sit alone. Garrett is active, gregarious, not afraid of strangers, and full of curiosity. At the age of 2 months he could smile. At the age of 3-4 months he made the sounds “gu gu, yi yi yaya”. At the age of 5-6 months he had more facial expressions and always smiled at the caretakers. As of Feb. 2010 he could recognize familiar people, liked music toys, and was fond of playing games with adults. With the love and care of the caretakers in the welfare institute, he feels safe, happy, and content. Seeing his caretakers makes him smile and reach out for a cuddle with his hands. He has formed stable and intimate relationship with his caretakers.

 

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Leandra

Leandra (1)

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

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

$1061.80 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Moira #429 OD

MoiraThis 4-year-old girl has congenital anomalies syndrome predominantly associated with short stature, strabismus, mild mental delay (mostly in terms of her speech development), hypotrophy. The child is in a very good general condition.

She engages in imitative play; eats independently; follows simple instructions; responds emotionally to interactions; runs very well; tries to pronounce her first words.

Moira’s current condition is very good. The suspicions of a congenital anomalies syndrome with short stature dropped since the child has started growing, without any growth hormones applied, and she will just turn out to be a petite girl. In this relation, the chromosome testing suggested in the child’s report is no longer considered necessary. The girl’s strabismus does not necessitate correction. The kidney issues she had in July 2013 are no longer present and that has been a temporary issue. As for the child’s mild mental delay, the director expressed the opinion it is related with the girl’s institutional upbringing and can be overcome.

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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Alia

Alia (2) Alia (1)Girl, born April 2007
PRC
Cerebral Palsy

Alia is easy going little girl whose hobbies are singing and playing.  A recent update states that she has good learning ability and can speak more clearly. She is able to take care of most of her daily self care needs. Alia is able to walk independently, but has an unstable gait.She likes to play games with other kids and takes care of children younger than her. This sweet girl is waiting for a family to sing and play games with.

 

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Paige

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Paige4aGirl, born Dec 2009
PRC
Post operative Hydrocephalus

 

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

$18.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Deirdre (L)

DeirdreGirl, born August 2010
congenital heart defect, possible FAS, auricle partition defect, possible light degree of hearing difficulty, delayed psychomotor development

 

Update at two years old:
Deirdre communicates easily with children as well as with adults. Gets easily involved in play. Concentrates her attention, follows instructions. Pronounces several words. Has difficulty to adapt in a strange/new environment. Drinks from a cup. Can take her shoes off, started to try to dress herself.

 

$4.50 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

 

 

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Bolden

30929120018 BoldenBoy, born May 2013
Blind

 

Oh sweet little muffin!

 

$2506.95 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Thea (L)

Thea M205Girl, born August 2007

Specific mixed disorder of development, convergent squint, long-sighted astigmatism, farsightedness, functional systolic murmur, looseness in the ligaments of the ankle, foot outward curvature.

 

Update as of January 2013:
Doctor characterized Thea as very sweet, adorable and friendly little girl. Doctor noted that even if Thea was born on time and had normal weight, she arrived to the orphanage being extremely weak child and it took a lot of effort and time for orphanage’s specialists to normalize her development. At the moment, her development is much better and according to doctor the main difficulty that remains is her slower memory. In the doctor’s opinion, the slower memory doesn’t necessary indicate some kind of mental problem and if a girl would live in a family, she would probably make a much bigger progress than she does living in the orphanage. However, even living in the orphanage, her progress is visible. Thea’s memory and mental development is in the approximately same level as the mental development of other children of same age in the orphanage. But in comparison to children growing in the family, Thea’s development is slower.

 

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Keegan

Keegan (1) photo fwbutton150.pngBoy, born July 2009
PRC
post-burn cicatricial contracture sotomy deformity of face, scar proliferation contracture deformity after empyrosis in right hand

Meet precious 4 year old, Keegan. When Keegan was a baby he was involved in an accident that resulted in his scalp, face and right hand/arm being severely burned. Some issues Keegan has include: the absence of most of his hair and missing fingers on his right hand. He has “nubbies.” He is also missing the outer right ear. Keegan has trouble closing his eyes and his nose has lost the sense of smell. While these issues seem large, they are manageable. Hats, sunscreen, garments, and masks can help Keegan with his burn injuries. Shriner’s in Cincinnati can help children with burn injuries at no out-of-pocket cost to the family.

Keegan can use his right hand in a limited way. He has become left handed as a result of his injuries. Keegan is smart and likes to help his foster mom with household tasks. He can help with holding his own bowl, goes to the bathroom on his own, and can climb a slide. Keegan is learning to count, sing children’s songs and say his ABC’s. He knows animals and sounds. He likes electronics, TV, DVD’s, CD’s, and the cell phone. He enjoys playing with other kids and is sad when they leave. He is affectionate with his foster mom.

Keegan is a SURVIVOR! Keegan can go far… he just needs a chance! Is Keegan your son?

Keegan has a Brighter Futures agency grant for $5,000 and his orphanage donation will be reduced by at least half, possibly more.

$1041.30 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Samuel #40-09

Samuel_2013Age: 12
Diagnosis: bilateral neuro-sensory loss of hearing – mild degree and cerebral palsy – right-sided hemiparesis.

 

Samuel was abandoned on the steps of the baby orphanage when he was a baby. He wears orthotics. He walks and carries out all self-help skills independently. He talks, answers questions and interacts appropriately with his peers. He attends school. He is listed as having some mild learning delays, though much of it can be attributed to his mild hearing loss and the fact that this issue is not addressed. Professionals who have met him indicate that he can hear when spoken to as long as the person speaks louder than normal.

 

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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Quentin #HP

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

Down syndrome

 

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

 

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

$0.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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