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


kiara1Girl, born 2012kiara

Spina bifida, Congenital hydrocephalus


Very smart girl, can talk, tells poems


$509.40 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!


Guardian Angelcarrie-20162011Carrie was born in 2011.



Carrie was previously listed with her older sisters.  Her sisters were adopted domestically.


$734.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!


40730094950judith-2016Girl, born 2012
CP, dual hemiplegia

Listed July 30, 2014

Judith cannot walk or sit independently. But she shows interest in toys and reacts to speech addressed to her.

Due to a recent change in her medical coding, Judith will not be available for adoption until age 5.

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

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

For more information on how to adopt this child, please visit our Contact Page.


Merryn 2016 cropped 2Girl, born June 2011
Down syndrome

Listed: June 6, 2016

Merryn is a delightful little girl who is 5 years old! She was found near a railway station when she was about 8 months old. Merryn has Down syndrome, with no other known health concerns. Her gross and fine motor skills are good, and her speech is coming along. Merryn has been with a foster family for almost 2 years now, and loves to play outdoors with the other kids in the neighborhood. Merryn is a sweet and lovely little girl! She enjoys music, playing with her toys, and being with her friends.

$125.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!


shawnBoy, born 2011

disorder of the brain; unstable hip; atrial septal defect; Abnormal results of cardiovascular function studies; d50 anemia



Carter1Boy, born 2014
Down syndrome & hand deformity

Listed: April 26, 2016

Carter is a 24 month old baby boy who loves to cuddle!  Carter has Down Syndrome and a hand deformity. He is a quiet baby, he was so enjoying his time being cuddled that he fell asleep in her arms waiting his turn to be seen by the medical team!

He rolls over and extends his arms to lift his tummy and head when he is on his tummy. He makes some sounds but is not saying words yet. He likes to play with bells and other toys that make sounds. This sweet baby boy needs a family who will give him all the cuddles he deserves!

$33.75 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!


ayden Boy, born 2010

Ptosis, FAS, Mental Delays





mark1Boy, born 2002

mild mental delay
hepatitis C



*** I am eligible for a $10,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email ***


Tyler (1) Tyler (2) 14 yrs old

Listed: May 20, 2016

Cerebral Palsy & Possible Syndrome (families need to be open to unknowns)

Tyler is intelligent, loving and caring and his smile will light up a room! He can walk and take care of all his own personal needs.


*** Tyler has received a $10,000 Older Child Grant! ***

Maurie #1-54

Maurie collage
Age: 2
Diagnosis: Epidermolysis bullosa

Maurie lives in an orphanage in Eastern Europe where the director and staff are attempting to care for her skin care needs to the best of their ability. Her bandages are changed regularly and her skin is treated to prevent infection.

Maurie’s development is normal for her age. She is walking, saying some words, playing with toys, and scribbling on paper when given a pen. Due to her skin condition, Maurie has been given her own room at the orphanage. She has toys and even a TV in her room. She has bonded with the staff members that take care of her at the orphanage. She reacts appropriately to familiar and unfamiliar people. She responds to her name and follows simple directions. Her emotions, attention span, and memory are on target for her age.

Photos and videos are available through the agency.



DOB: 12/27/02
SN: mild humpback

Listed: May 10, 2012





Sylvie (L)

sylvie2SylvieGirl, born December 2014
Down syndrome – Roberson translocation between 21 chromosomes; suspected bilateral hearing nerve inflammation; anomaly of Tricuspid valve, I degree of Tricuspid valve not closing; hypermetric astigmatism.

Listed: March 1, 2016

What a sweetheart – look at that sweet smile!

Sylvie adapts well in a new environment. She initiates and keeps eye contact, smiles when spoken to and is interested in toys. She puts toys in her mouth, plays with them making noise by hitting them on the table. Sylvie finds the resource of sounds, she makes a few sounds but is not speaking yet. She eats well and her sleep is calm. She sits when leaning against a support, crawls, and can go for her favorite toy. Sylvie is very easy going and loving.

Sylvie will require services by a speech therapist, occupational therapist, special education teacher, physical therapist, pediatric cardiologist, and a neurologist.

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

Amory #

AmoryAge: 2 years
Special needs: biological mother with mental delay; the child: good general condition; good physical development; chronic viral hepatitis B; delayed neuropsychological development;

Amory receives the following treatment: Ursofalk, Isoprinosine, Lactoflor. He also has daily rehabilitation and kinesitherapy sessions.

Meet handsome and radiant Amory! He has recently turned 2 years. The agency has his video and before you play it, be prepared for your heart to melt down as a result of his sweet giggles, deep blue eyes and a huge smile!

Amory is improving his motor skills: several months ago he wasn’t able to take a sitting position independently or stand up while holding onto a fixed support. Now he goes from a supine position to a sitting position and he maintains a stable sitting position, he crawls and he strands up while holding onto something for support. He is able to maintain a standing position while holding onto a fixed support and standing on his toes. He attempts to make steps sideways and he moves around in a baby walker.

Amory likes to play with toys: he reaches for and grabs a toy independently, examines it, transfers it from one hand into the other and manipulates with it in a simple manner. He knocks two cubes one into the other. He takes cubes out of a box and then puts them back in. He threads colorful rings on a fixed stand.

Amory’s vocabulary is developing, as well. The level of development of his receptive speech is good: he understands others’ speech at an everyday level and he turns when called by name. He produces sounds and sound combinations, sometimes by imitation (such as “ba-ba”, “ma-ma”, “di-di”, etc.).

Amory’s emotional status is predominantly calm and positive: he doesn’t cry for no reason and he doesn’t demonstrate any aggressive or self-aggressive behaviors. Amory is an affectionate little boy who seeks individual attention and enjoys physical contact (hugs) as well as jests on behalf of familiar people. He sometimes protests when having to say goodbye to an adult he likes. Amory responds positively to interactions with an adult he likes – he looks at them closely, smiles and laughs aloud when jested. He has formed a relationship of emotional attachment with a staff member.

Amory eats with a very good appetite and gains weight. His sleep is calm.

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.


Noah (1) Noah (2)3 yrs old


Listed: May 20, 2016

Noah is a true orphan who lost both of his parents to Ebola. He has just recently joined the Center and is taking in all the new sights, sounds, and love that our Center has to offer.

$796.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!


Zoey (2)Girl, born May 2013Zoey (1)
possible corneal leukoma, some delays in development

Zoey is a beautiful little one
who will turn 2 years old in May! She is a very quiet and peaceful little girl, who enjoys listening to stories. When she first arrived at the orphanage, her general health was poor. Now, the nannies have both plumped her up, and with therapy, have increased her muscle tone and balance. Zoey has been diagnosed with a possible corneal leukoma which affects the her vision. It appears she may also have strabismus in one or both eyes. Zoey is a very sweet and precious little girl who needs a family.

$553.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Story and Stacy


stacyBoy, born 2012

Girl, born 2011
Spina bifida

The children are very nice.
The girl can walk and talk and acts as a normal child. She had surgery for her spinal bifida but she wears diapers.

We need a family for them asap because they are very likely to be fostered or adopted in country and they may be separated. Both are in the same orphanage.

$153.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Shirley #1-34

ShirleyAge: 14
Diagnosis: spina bifida

Listed: January 11, 2016

Shirley moves around independently in a wheelchair. She can pull up to a standing position on her own by holding on to a steady support. She can get on and sit in a chair, sofa or bench. She writes, draws, cuts, and eats independently. She is very social and easily carries on a conversation with people. ; she does her nails and can recognize herself in the mirror. She likes to do her hair and put bows and tiaras in it. She likes to receive gifts – bracelets, rings, etc. She likes to be a leader among her peers. She is concerned for the younger children and helps them. When helping someone, she feels meaningful and useful. When someone interacts with her, she is very loving, seeks contacts with the people who take care of her, constantly asks questions and is curious. She likes to listen to music and watch soap operas on the TV. She sings children’s songs, dances well and can follow the rhythm. She likes to draw and color as well as to go out on walks.

At 7 years old, she was placed in a mental institution, where she lived for 7 years. She is now living in a group home and has the opportunity to attend school. In the school 2015/2016, she is in the seventh grade in a mainstream school, in the program “Inclusive Education”. She is in the 7th grade, in a group for individual education of children with multitude of disabilities. She loves going to school. She partially recognizes numbers, letters and writes elements of the letters. She counts to 20. She knows “smaller” and “larger”. She knows the days of the week and the seasons. She knows the main colors and with directions from an adult, recognizes the fruits and vegetables. She participates in activities from the everyday life – she puts her room in order, eats on her own; she can put the table and clean it; she helps the children in the group. She can do her morning and night routines independently. She also can choose her clothes that she will wear.

The agency has videos from January 2016. While videoing, she asked a lot of questions and made sure to watch the video to ensure she looked good before allowing the photos and videos to be seen. She demonstrated an inquisitive nature and a sense of humor during the interaction.


*** Shirley has received a $10,000 Older Child Grant! ***

Charlotte and Jadon

charlotteJAdonGirl, born 2008 and Boy, born 2009

boy, cardiomyopathy, anemia

Re-listed: January 29, 2016

Charlotte was recently hosted with her brother!

Shareable video link for Charlotte:

Shareable video link for Jadon:

They were listed before and were taken into foster care, they are now available again!
These siblings must be adopted together!

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


Thomas #1-43


Thomas 2Age: 5
Diagnosis: Spina bifida apeta, prolapse, lower left paraplegia, inner hydrocephalus, bilateral luxation, chronic osteomyelitis, delay in the neuro-psychical development.
Thomas moves around by sliding with the help of his arms. He can not stand upright. He receives constant physical therapy. He can string element to a stationary axis. He can do simple puzzled with shapes. He can build thinks with Lego, can place cubes on top of each other or collects them in a box. He is emotionally stable, smiling and happy. He is acquiring cognitive skills. He recognized the circular and square forms, can draw a circle on a piece of paper. The child is getting acquainted with the general characteristics of the objects – their color, shape and size. His attention is getting more and more stable. She is beginning to show interest in the given tasks and asking for another when he has finished the previous. His thinking is slow. His attention is developing through play. He seeks attention from adults and shows excitement by waving his hands. In the group he is calm and tries to interact with the children. He gets annoyed by loud noises and is scared of scissors. His speech lags behind, but uses a lot of words. He can carry out simple instructions. He feeds himself, but is slow and sometimes needs help. He is picky about the food. He can drink out of a cup, but refuses to hold it and waits for the adult to hold it. When getting dressed he assists the adult. He doesn’t control his physiological needs.

Photos and videos from March 2016 are available through 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.


Soleil June 2013Girl, born January 2001
Mild to moderate mental delays

Listed: October 29, 2012

Soleil comes very highly recommended from the orphanage director. She has shown great progress since she entered the orphanage.

She is running out of time — a family must be found for her before she turns 16!

Update June 2013:
Soleil really stands out.  She is a helper. She was helping the younger children stand up and dance and they were watching her to mimic what to do. She seems to be one of children that helps the orphanage staff as she is able to follow directions. She can read and speaks very clearly when asked questions. It is unclear why she is in this specific orphanage and they pointed her out specifically as needing a family! She is a very sweet girl who said she has dreamed about having a family but isn’t sure if she will ever have one- it just about broke my heart. There is also video available with her in it!

*** Soleil has received a $10,000 Older Child Grant!***


41122171341 RomanBoy, born 2013
Hydrocephalus, had surgery at 3 months to install shunt.

Listed November 22, 2014

Roman was born prematurely. He is a twin — the healthy twin went home with the parents.

Roman makes very good eye contact, is trying to talk, likes to play with toys.

$13.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!


Brooke (4) Brooke (3)Girl, born June 2008
Down syndrome

Brooke is a happy little girl and always laughs every day. Not only she is a good helper for her teacher, but also is a “big sister” to the other children. Brooke will help other children on her own initiative. She is able to do some things independently and also does well following directions and completing tasks with guidance. Brooke greets visitors on her own initiative and holds their hand to show them to her classroom where she introduces her teachers and friends to them. Brooke can distinguish objects by colors, sizes, kinds, and shapes. With prompts she can state the names, colors and simple purposes of daily used commodities. She can count numbers 1-10 and can finish basic hand fine motor tasks alone(such as take, grasp and pinch). With the help of her teacher, Brooke can do some fine motor skills such as dig, copy, draw, and colors in the shape drawn. Brooke is able to state her basic wants and needs, but her speech is often unclear. Brooke can also sing some basic children’s songs and recite a couple of children’s poems. Brooke is able to walk, run and jump independently and likes to dance to music. This sweet girl is waiting for a family to call her own. Is that family yours?

$1,218.30 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!



Isabella1Girl, born 2015
Spina Bifida

C’mon mom!!!


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


NorahGirl, born May 2012RODS Clean.Red.Border
Down syndrome, post-op congenital heart disease

Listed: May 20, 2016

Norah is a four year old girl that is looking for a family. She is gradually getting stronger in the orphanage and is able to walk, draw, and pick out toy blocks from a cup. She knows how to imitate actions and knows some words. Her favorite things include playing interactive games with other children and listening to music.

Norah also has an adorable smile!

$3,595.31 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

For more information on how to adopt this child, please visit our Contact Page.


Edward (2)

Edward (1)Boy, born June 2004

Listed: October 30, 2013

Edward participates in a program that provides high quality care and education for orphans who are blind or visually impaired. When he first arrived he was very afraid of the unknown, especially sounds that he hadn’t heard before. He didn’t want to talk to strangers or touch anything new. He preferred to play by himself instead of with the other children. Today Edward is one of the most energetic, outgoing kids at his home. He loves to do everything fast–sometimes you can see him running down the hill to his house waving his cane in the air, even though he is completely blind! He doesn’t want to miss a second of the fun. Edward loves to sing and dance. He often makes his ayi’s laugh with his silly dance moves. He enjoys playing with a variety of toys, but especially with the cars. He is always cheerful and likes to play with everyone. Edward ran in the mini marathon in October 2013 and he often goes to the park to run 3-5km. Physical education is one of his favorite activities at school, but Edward is good at other subjects as well. He is the best in his class at Braille, and also is a very good English student. His only hindrance is that he loves to be active so much he has a hard time sitting still, so we have set up a special program where he gets to run on a treadmill before he goes in to class so that he can focus on his studies. We’re very proud of the active, fun boy Edward has become!

*** I am eligible for a $10,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email ***


Donni croppedBoy, born August 2006
Down syndrome

Listed: March 10, 2016

Active Donni loves to be outdoors. He is happiest outside and on his bicycle! He can feed himself, take off his own shoes and say some simple words. He is very close to his caregivers. Donni has been diagnosed with Down Syndrome and he has expressed a desire to be adopted and live in America. His biggest need is to be a part of a loving family and have that permanency and unconditional love!

*** I am eligible for a $10,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email ***

Dewey #

Dewey (2)Boy, 2 years old

Undescended testicles /bilateral cryptorchism/, Convergent concomitant strabismus and Congenital anomaly of the neurological system due to post-term pregnancy and pathological birth – heavy asphyxia at birth, neonatal aspiration of meconium and cerebral depression.

The child has slower dynamics in his psychomotor development. He is adapted to daily regimen of age appropriate for childcare. He is calm while awake, he is rather passive and emotionally apathetic in his behavior. He is incredulous and distant towards unfamiliar adults. He smiles when teased. He moves by crawling, sits and stands up by himself. He walks slowly while someone leads him with two hands. He plays with toys. He pronounces spontaneous vocal combinations and syllables. He eats well. He accepts the care for his body in calm manner. His skills in the motor development are delayed for his age. His neuropsychological development has values below normal for the age.

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.

Layla #1-51

Layla2_July 2016 Layla3_July 2016Girl, age: 2
Diagnosis: Microcephalus; Bilateral microphthalmia and coloboma iridis of the left eye – diagnostic specification under anesthesia is imminent; clubbed feet – corrected with orthotics and orthopedic shoes; Mild degree of delays in the neuro-psychical development.

Layla has lived in foster care since birth. She walks, kicks and rolls a ball, dances along to music, has a well-developed pincer grasp that she uses appropriately with small objects, and goes up and down stairs while holding the rail. She plays appropriately with toys, put items in/out of containers, stacks blocks on top of each other and enjoys looking at books and doing art projects with glue. She demonstrates understanding of the functional relationship of items (example: she gets a doll, puts it in bed and covers it up). She demonstrates appropriate emotions based on the situation. She likes to brush her teeth and look at herself in the mirror. She attempts to be independent with household tasks and gladly helps her foster mother clean the house. She enjoys music and toys. She plays well with other children and by herself. She mimics the actions of others. After watching an adult turn on a mechanical toy, she takes the toy and attempts to turn it on herself.

Medically, her clubbed feet were corrected with casting and braces. Her eyes are sensitive to the sun. She has had multiple visits with a neurologist, endocrinologist, and orthopedic doctors. Her birth family history lists the following: the birth mother has a brain-vessels disease and epilepsy grand mall; she takes Depakote; the father has an alcohol addiction. The child is allergic to Biseptol.

Photos and videos from July 2016 are available through the agency.

Niko #25

Niko (1)Boy, 7 years old
Moderate mental delays, speech delay

Listed April 5, 2016

Update March 2016: Because of his problem with having almost no speech, it is impossible to enroll him in the local school as there are no specialists there to work with him and to help him – like speech therapist, resource teacher, etc. The orphanage director thinks that the mental delays he was diagnosed with is just because he does not talk. They think that actually he is very smart and intelligent child! The staff thinks that if he is enrolled in a school for deaf children he will master sign language and the communication with him will be of full value. He was also put under general anesthesia and his hearing was tested – the conclusion after this examination is that he has adequate social hearing. The nurse explained that there is no anatomic reason for the lack of speech related with his hearing apparatus. He does not talk but presently, he uses around 4-5 words. He pronounces “yes” and “no” well, he says also “thank you” but is not so understandable and clear. The staff thinks that if he works daily with speech therapist there is a chance that he advances quickly.

He understands everything. The staff shared that his biological mother also does not talk. Usually he sits down and colors. He does very well in coloring. But usually he does this only if he decides to. He is very willful and wants to do the things that he wants to, not what he is told. He can put elements on the board by shape and size.

He usually plays alone and he likes to watch TV and listen to music. He is very independent child: he dresses and undresses himself, folds his clothes and makes his bed alone. He usually washes his face and teeth alone but for bathing the staff help him. He can eat without an help.

We really think that he has a lot of potential if he has the chance to work with specialists, especially – speech therapist, resource teacher and occupational therapist. He is good child who deserves better life like every child, but he needs a family who will provide him with all resources that will help him develop his potential, master new skills and knowledge and especially, environment where he will be understood. He deserves a family, who will unconditionally love him, help and support him, a family who will accept him with all of his nature, character and needs.

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.


Guardian Angel
Denzel-2014Boy, born January 2001–AGING OUT
mental delays, spastic tetraparesis, convulsive disorder

Listed: September 4, 2013Denzel2

Sweet Denzel!  THIS CHILD IS 15 YEARS OLD.  He is tube fed through his nose, and often swaddled to prevent him from removing the tube.    He ‘lights up’ and smiles widely when presented with musical toys — a greatly welcome distraction from his days spent staring at the ceiling.  There is so much a family could provide for him!

More photos available.

*** Denzel has received a $10,000 Older Child Grant!***


Y (2) Y (1)Boy, born May 2002
Cerebral palsy, spastic tetraparesis, epilepsy, hydrocephaly, deep mental handicap

Listed: May 22, 2013

From someone who met him:  Bedridden but still able to smile.  They seemed particularly keen for me to photograph this child and kept turning his head for a better shot! I sensed that they too spot the potential within this child who smiled from inside his limited life.  Somebody please go get this boy out of this cot!

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

*** Phoenix has received a $10,000 Older Child Grant!  ***


Tabatha Tabatha2Girl, born October 2013
Down syndrome

Listed October 13, 2015


UPDATED May 2016:  This gentle little girl has Down syndrome and came into care at approximately 2 weeks old after being found at the front gate of her current care center.  She responds to her name, laughs out loud, stands alone for 5 seconds, and walks with support. Tabatha is noted to have developmental delays that have been improving with physical therapy, malnutrition, and congenital heart disease. She shows much interest in music, clapping her hands when she hears it. Verbally, she babbles a few words and greets familiar people. Tabatha can follow simple directions from her caregivers. This sweetie is waiting for a family who has excellent access to the medical and developmental resources she needs to thrive and meet her full potential.

$2,268.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Angelo and Antonio #

Angelo AntonioANGELO a.k.a. Mr. Studious
Age: 11 (turning 12 soon)
Special needs: astigmatism

Angelo is sociable and he interacts well both with children and adults. He does not create conflicts. Angelo is well-intentioned and compliant. He is described as calm, radiant and in cheerful boy.

Angelo is very studious and diligent and when performing a given task, his priority is precision and not the time necessary to finish it.

Angelo is quite inquisitive and likes learning about new things. He is interested in astronomy and everything related to the Earth and life on it. He enjoys visiting the “computer room” where he plays computer games but only after he has finished with his homework.

Angelo demonstrates creativity, aesthetic taste and precision in crafts.

ANTONIO a.k.a. Mr. CharismaAngelo-Antonio
Age: 10 years
Special needs: Transient tic disorder (temporary condition in which a person makes tics) – in Antonio’s case – he blinks with his eyes more often, when experiencing increased level of stress

Antonio is radiant, friendly and quite sociable. He often initiates contacts with children and adults and he quickly overcomes the distance between himself and people he meets for the first time. He is well-intentioned but he may also be a bit stubborn as he likes to be in charge and things to happen in his way.

Antonio is not as diligent as his brother and he tries to quickly finish his task rather than do it precisely. He enjoys playing with a ball outside as well as playing computer games. He likes things happening his ways and although he would follow the rules of the game, he might try to impose his own rules when playing.

The brothers seek each other’s assistance and support. They have a very close emotional bond. They state they love each other very much and would like to be adopted and stay together.

*** I am eligible for a $10,000 Older Child Grant! For more information,
email ***


Hattie (1) Hattie (3)Girl, born May 2006
cleft palate, post-op Congenital heart defect

Listed: June 15, 2015

Nine-year-old Hattie is diagnosed as having a cleft palate and post-op CHD, though her file mentions that her heart was normal. It seems that she had a cleft lip that was repaired and it looks like they wrote post-op CHD instead of cleft lip in her file. Hattie is described as outgoing, observant, active, and extroverted. She gets along well with the other children and adapts well to new environments. Hattie is obedient and very curious about everything! She likes to touch things she has never seen before and asks all sorts of questions. She goes to class with the other children and likes to sing and dance. Her language skills have improved as well. At the primary school she attends, she is noted to be a good listener and a good student. Hattie is happy to help others and she often goes back to the orphanage and teaches the younger children about the knowledge she has learned, along with the songs and dances. She always gets good grades and is a good role model for her younger brothers and sisters. Hattie is a good helper in the classroom too. She puts away the toys and helps the teacher do things she is able to do. She likes to build and create all kinds of thing using the blocks and likes to finish a project once started.

Hattie lives in the orphanage. She has a good appetite. Her favorite food is meat and her least favorite food are vegetables. Hattie’s favorite thing to do is to sing and dance with the other children and her favorite toys are puzzles and Barbies. Hattie sounds like she’d not only make a wonderful daughter, but a sweet sister as well!

*** Hattie has received a $10,000 Older Child Grant! ***

Sam and Scarlett #82-83

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABrother; 6 year old boy
early congenital syphilis

Sam is friendly and sociable by nature, talkative and cheerful, with a notable attempt to be noticed and appreciated. He has respect for adults and observes rules, orders and prohibitions. He does not have problems in communicating with peers. He loves playing with children his age. He expresses emotions through facial expression and through actions. He does not show aggression, self-aggression and symptoms of an anxious child.

There is expressed need of social approval and attention. He works well to instructions and following examples. He shows will to complete the set task. He responds well to praises and encouragement.  Sam feels the need of attention, tenderness, love, security and safety, feeling approved and significant.

Sister; 11 year old girlSam and Scarlett (2)

Scarlett has adequate behavior. No signs of anxiety, depression or aggressiveness. She is cheerful and emotional, continuously looking for attention and approval of the adults. The child has well developed passive vocabulary. She understands the speech of the others and adequately abreast. She can lead dialog and to initiate it. She keeps the rules of communication. She has built habits concerning personal hygiene, feeding and service of physiologic needs. She is independent.

She is a child who takes interest in school subjects but prefers singing, dancing and drawing, activities related to motion. She likes playing “cord jumping” and jump rope. She has finished the school year with a very good average grades.  She dreams about the time when she will be adopted and will have real parents like the other children.


Olivia Photo 11 August 2015 - August 2015 - crop Olivia Photo 6 August 2015 - August 2015 - cropOlivia was born prematurely in November 2013 and has been diagnosed with hydrocephalus, spina bifida, liquorrhea, paralysis of the lower limbs, and malformations of the feet. She received a shunt in early infancy.

Olivia is able to track with her eyes, has some head control, can roll over with help, but does not yet sit without support. The movement in Olivia’s arms and hands is not restricted and she actively reaches for, holds and manipulates objects. Her caretakers describe her as an attentive girl who understands what they say to her and babbles a lot.

Additional information, photos and video available directly from the agency. Married couples only due to court appointed guardian.

From a family who met her in March 2015: What a gem!  This little girl is such a doll with the biggest, most beautiful eyes.  She is very alert and babbles. Olivia enjoys attention, even dropping her toy and whining so that someone would pay attention to her.  Olivia appears to have good control of her arms and can sit up.

Update from a family who met her in October 2014 and again in May 2015: 
Olivia is darling.  She looks very healthy and seems to eat well.  She can sit unassisted and very easily finds ways to get the toys she wants, or the attention she needs. Olivia is described as a chatter box (I heard her say mama and papa) and very playful with the staff.  She loves to be held and interacts very well with others.

Update August 2015: Olivia is doing very well. Her caretakers describe her as loving and responsive. A family who met Olivia this month reported that Olivia army-crawls very fast and moves herself around in the zip zac chair. Olivia is drawn to anyone who shows her attention and enjoys music.

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


Temperance (1) Temperance (2)Girl, 7 years old

This girl is in the orphanage since 2015.

Listed: July 15, 2016

She is very cheerful and polite. She is respectful to adults and they are an authority for her. The sympathy and approvals of other are really important for her. She is friendly and has many friends. She completed a first grade and her intellectual level is higher than the average level.

She needs a lot of love, support and attention.



Ashley (2)Ashley (1)Girl, born Oct 2002
Down syndrome

Listed: May 20, 2016

Ashley is 13 years old. and has good self-care skills. She can dress herself, wash her face and go to toilet without help. Ashley can speak simple sentences and understand some instructions. Currently, she is a helper of her foster mother. Ashley often helps with housework, for example, she would help to lay out shoes on the shoe rack. Ashley likes to be neat and pretty and often asks her foster mother to give her two pigtails and to dress up before going to school. Ashley is affectionate and shows affection for her foster mom. She ages out in October.

*** Ashley has received a $10,000 Older Child Grant! ***

Cate (L)

CateGirl, born June 2015
Down syndrome

Listed: March 1, 2016

Cate is a tiny little muffin! What a gift to have her listed so young!

$1,756.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!


maxim-2016Boy, born 2005maxim2

Arnold-Chiari syndrome, compensated hydrocephalus
flail legs, chronic pyelonephritis, nanism
subclinical hypothyroidism, Mild mental delays

Listed: May 22, 2015

VERY friendly, outgoing and happy, smart and tolerant to others. He likes to play with other children. He wants to be adopted.

From a family who met him:  Wonderful cheerful smiling boy! So grateful for little gifts, and eager to rush back to his groupa to share the goodies. He can wheel himself around very well.

*** Maxim has received a $10,000 Older Child Grant!***


emmaline1emmaline-2016Girl, born 2005
cerebral palsy, hyperkinetic form; Psychological delay; Contracture of limbs

Listed: December 3, 2015

From a family who met her in July 2016:  “Emmaline was sitting on the edge of the crowd, watching it all and taking everything in.  She is a quiet girl, but I get the feeling not a lot escapes her soft eyes.  She was the last one to swing her wheelchair around to Angelina.  Unlike the other girls, she did not give a quick hug, instead she took Angelina’s hands, looked in her eyes and gave an eloquent goodbye toast in her intentional way.  She wished Angelina all the best, she was so glad parents have come for her, she will be missed.

Angelina was ablaze with joy and beamed at Emmaline.  Emmaline tried to return the smile but her face faltered as she turned away and a small, quavering sob slipped out.  Oh I still hear that soft sound today, it spoke volumes about this little girl who acts older than her age.

Unlike the other children at her orphanage who only know the world around them, I think Emmaline is a dreamer who thinks of all the possibilities life could hold if she had a family.  Her imagination has given her wings to soar away from her body which tied to a wheelchair, but at night when she is untied and left in bed those tears born of hope and despair mingle together and soak her pillow.  She wipes those tears away with the edge of her sheet because no one is there to wipe them away for her.”

Very smart and so sweet

*** Emmaline has received a $10,000 Older Child Grant! ***



jasmine-2016Girl, born 2008Jasmine

Cerebral palsy

This is a very sweet girl. She is always happy with a friendly smile on her pretty face. She is very kind and quiet. She is very smart! She is ready for a family!!! She has a very good potential and needs help – family love and good medical care.

She VERY much wants a family!!

Listed: Dec 8, 2015

From a family who visited her July 2016:  “Yesterday we brought floor puzzles for various abilities to the groupa. They were a huge hit, most of the girls gathered on the carpet and they put them all together. Jasmine spied the box that had baby level puzzles, a total of 4 puzzles ranging from 2 pieces to 5 pieces. She asked my husband to cut the packaging but then she did everything else by herself! She slid out of her wheelchair to the carpet, opened the box, pulled out all the pieces, sorted them to the appropriate picture, and put them together starting with the 2 piece puzzle and working up to the 5 piece puzzle. Then she carefully put each puzzle back in the box, she was able to lift the puzzles up and place them down while keeping them intact! I am just blown away!!! Her fine motor was spot on, she has the best spatial reasoning out of all the girls I’ve seen, she chose to go in order smallest to largest and she figured out that there were 4 separate puzzles in the the box ENTIRELY ON HER OWN. None of the nannies explained any of this to her!!! She is such a bright girl, she needs a family to give her a future!   In her country, because of her physical disabilities, she was probably given the label “incapacitated” at around age 4. This means she won’t be able to vote, she won’t have the chance to have education, she will have no rights not even over her own life and when she ages out of this institution she will go to an adult mental institution.”

From a family that met her 6/16: I have never met a child who is so desperate to give and receive love. She is breaking my heart as we visit our child. She is ready for a family, she knows that she is missing something vital for life, if she could she would swim across the ocean to her family. Since that is not an option, I pray a family sees her soon and flies across an ocean to bring her home.

Update about her physical abilities: She is in a wheelchair, she propels it in her own style, sometimes using her feet to rotate swivel the chair around, sometime reaching across midline to use one arm on the opposite wheel, regardless, she seems to always get to where she wants to go! Her spasticity kicks in quickly when she is happy and excited, and she is happy much of the time! but she is able to take calming breaths and relax back down which is a great step. She can feed herself bread, drink from a mug, and likes lollipops. As mentioned above, I think with therapy and good home care with stretching she could potentially walk with braces and a walker. Her nannies adore her, the psychologist at her orphanage is begging for a family to commit to her, she is so intelligent and gets the concept of “family”, and there is a therapy room at the orphanage where I believe she gets some level of therapy. This could all change if she is transferred. I think she would take transitioning into a family in a stride. If she goes to a place without this level of care, her tendons could easily tighten to a point where contractures would limit her independence. I would hate to see that sparkle leave her face.

$864.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!


OwenBoy, born 2015
Down Syndrome


Awe, baby boy! Want to scoop him up and snuggle him!


$100.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!


Maisy (2)Girl, born April 2013
paralysis of lower limbs and abnormal development of sacral vertebrae


Meet adorable 1.5 year old Maisy! The agency’s guide has met Maisy and said that her legs have no feeling. She is a very sweet girl and is well bonded with her foster parents. She smiles a lot! Maisy can recognize people well and will not let strangers hold her. She likes watching TV, especially cartoons. She could crawl with the support of her arms. Maisy is a peaceful, quiet and cute girl. Her spine lacks some bones. She will eventually need to be in wheelchair, but other than that, the rest of her development is normal. Maisy is still young so it is hard to tell if she will be incontinent.

From her file: She is lovely, introverted, and afraid of strangers. She is quiet and occasionally obstinate. She can wave her hands if happy and she likes music. She can sit, crawl and turn over. She can grasp toys with her hands and can make sound of “yiyi, yaya.” She smiles when she sees her foster mom and cries when she sees strangers. She does not want to be cuddled by strangers and tracks her foster mom all the time with her eyes. If she sees her foster mom taking her bag to go out to buy vegetables, she will want to go with her. She is serious and smiles at you if teased occasionally. She likes when her foster mom takes her outdoors to play. She is curious with everything outside and will come to the foster mom if she sees strangers. She can dance with her hands and feet when she is excited.

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



Girl, born 2014Susie (2)
Down syndrome

Susie is just one year old. This lovely baby girl has been diagnosed as Trisomy 21 / Down Syndrome and she is much loved in her orphanage. Her ayis tell us that Susie is a quiet baby who is happy to play in her crib. Susie likes to be teased and has a ready smile. She can pick up toys and hold them by herself. Susie is growing and learning new things every day. Could Susie grow in your heart and home?

$49.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Aiden #3-9

Aiden_May 2016Diagnosis: Down syndrome; Pulmonary sequestration; reflux; hypothyroidism

Aiden just turned a year old. He has had numerous hospital stays due to respiratory infections. It is very possible that Aiden is aspirating liquids based on the constant infections and diagnosed pneumonia, along with the reflux diagnosis. This could be the cause for his lung issues. The orphanage director is hopeful that a family will step forward quickly so that Aiden can get the medical care he needs.
Developmentally, Aiden is holding toys and beginning to interact with them. Due to his numerous sicknesses, he is often kept in an isolation room, so he does not have a lot of opportunities to develop his motor skills. He rolls over and will put weight on his feet when held up. He likes listening to music and looking in a mirror. He smiles when he sees familiar adults and also smiles at toys.

Photos and videos from May 2016 are available through the agency. Aiden is in an area that allows for very short travel.

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


MartinBoy, age 6
Goldenhar Syndrome

Listed: June 26, 2015

Martin is a sweet boy who loves to receive a lot of affection from his friends and caretakers. He has a very kind and playful heart and is loved by his peers. He loves spending quality time with his friends and is always willing to share his toys with them.

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


Boy, 8 years old

Listed: Aug 17, 2015

Daniel is an 8-year-old boy that has been in state care for many years. Daniel had a difficult start and experience some trauma at birth resulting in intellectual disability, feeding and digestive issues. Daniel is well bonded to his foster siblings and parents, despite having multiple placements. He was especially close to his foster brother who was recently adopted.

While he is described as having the intellectual functioning of a 1 year old, Daniel appears to be higher functioning. He communicates in one or two words, uses gestures and although he has difficulty with language is very communicative. Daniel is able to guide and provide directions to get to his school. He has a lot of unexplored potential and his social worker believes that learning sign language and other ways to communicate would help him significantly.

Daniel loves to be held and to be around other children and adults. He also loves to eat and until recently, he was unable to do so because of a feeding tube. Daniel’s feeding tube is now removed and is learning how to feed himself without making a mess. He appears to adapt well to almost any situation and is accustomed to being with other children of varying ages. Daniel is a curious and friendly child that would blossom with the love and support of a forever family.

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


ChelseyGirl, born December 2004
brain development issue

Listed: January 14, 2014

Chelsey is a very quiet and very cute girl. Now she is studying in sister class at the orphanage. At school, she respects the teachers and unites the students and likes to help others. She likes to tell her foster mother something about school when she comes back home. She is a very clever child. At home, she is talkative and knows the name of her foster family members. She is a good child, cares about her foster mother, and is a good helper, often helping her foster mother to do housework, such as clean, wash dishes, and with taking care of the younger brothers and sisters. She is very polite to others and says hello to familiar people on her own initiative. She gets along well with her foster siblings at home and is happy to help others. She often helps other children to do something that she knows how to do. She likes snacks- especially milk, drinks, fruits, and sweet food. She also likes to watch cartoons. At home she respects her elders and is considerate to her foster parents. In school, she is a good student. She agrees to be adopted by a foreign family. When we ask her if she agreed to be adopted, she looks happy and says “I want to have a family and I agree to be adopted and want to have my own father and mother.”

*** Chelsey has received a $10,000 Older Child Grant! ***


Jennifer (3)

Jennifer (2)Girl, born 2004
atresia of both antrum auris

Listed December 18, 2015

A family who knows some sign language and some hearing aids will likely do wonders for Jenifer! Jenifer does not have this listed in her file, but many adoptive parents who have children with Treacher Collins Syndrome believe she has this condition.
Jennifer’s file is quite outdated- the agency is working to obtain an update for her.

From Jenifer’s file: Jenifer is toilet trained. If the caretaker used gestures to ask her to do the housework, she could understand and would then help to do it. When she needs something, she will use her finger to point to it. Although she cannot talk, she can use gestures to communicate with the other children. She is pure, active,and has many friends who like to play with her. Jenifer is outgoing and often has a smile on her face. She can play with other children and caretakers actively. Her eyes are very bright. Apart from communication with others, she can use her big eyes to notice people and things around. She has strong observational skills. It is this advantage and her active personality which attract many children to play with her. Through the observation of the eyes, she can learn the action and dance with the picture on TV as well as teacher’s instruction.

There is a $3,000 agency grant for Jenifer’s adoption with her current agency.

*** Jenifer has received a $10,000 Older Child Grant! ***

Randall #6-30

Randall 2

Age: 2
Diagnosis: caudal regression syndrome

He sits alone and stable. Often stands on four limbs an crawls on hands Puts rings and pieces with a small hole on the stand. He has a good attention span when interested in a particular toy or object. The child understands and responds to praise and prohibition. Performs simple orders, but generally not prone to group games or activities. He is happy when banter by an adult and likes to cuddle. He can distinguish between familiar and unfamiliar people. He can pronounce syllables and short words, but rarely, only when he decides.

In the videos, he is independently maneuvering his wheelchair and also navigating his environment by using his hands to “crawl”.

Photos, videos and a detailed medical report are available through 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.


Keely1342422086273Girl, born December 2004
Cerebral palsy

Listed: May 18, 2015

Keely is a beautiful girl who is 10 years old! She came into care when she was about 14 months old, and was diagnosed with CP. Keely is a very bright girl, and full of personality! She lives in a family setting, where she has learned how families work together and care for one another. Keely goes to school through a center program. She gets around on a small bike. Keely is able to dress herself, brush her teeth, etc. She loves to sing and dance. Keely studies very hard to do her best in school, and is a very good student. She is a loving girl, who makes sure to save special treats to share with her foster mom, and the other children living there. Keely is ready to be part of a family!

*** Keely has received a $10,000 Older Child Grant! ***


susieGirl, born 2015

Down syndrome, Congenital heart defect: atrial septal defect
disorder of the brain, anemia

Listed: July 19, 2016

What a sparkle in her eyes!!


KirileeGirl, born March 2011
Down syndrome

Kirilee is a shy, sweet little one who will be 4 years old in March. She has Down syndrome, with the expected delays. As of this past September, she was standing with support, and was crawling. One wonders if an improvement in her diet would make a big difference…she mainly has milk and rice powder every day. Kirilee badly needs therapies to help with her motor skills and speech. She is a loving little one who is so sweet and quiet. Kirilee needs a family of her own to help her reach her full potential!

$1,146.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!


31021075254 Olen (2)olen-2016-2Boy, born May 2013

Down syndrome, Hep C

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


$1,181.80 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!


NoelleGirl, born Dec 2013
Down syndrome

Listed: January 7, 2016

She is quiet and very easy to smile. When people play with her, she is very easy to laugh. If you clap your hands in front of her, she will reach for you and let you hold her. When someone is holding her, she stares at the person’s face carefully. She has a quick reaction and smile when people call her.

$2,857.99 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!


20715035453-1-237x300Girl, born 2006
After-effects of early organic affection of the central nervous system in the form of intelligence deficiency, atactic syndrome (epilepsy).

Listed: August 3, 2012






DomenicBoy, born 2016

Down Syndrome


What a beautiful baby boy!!


$184.72 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!



41214130041_4 41214130041_2Boy, born 2011
Down syndrome, Profound mental delays, Vomiting associated with other psychological disturbances, Umbilical hernia without obstruction or gangrene, Divergent concomitant strabismus, Other cardiomyopathies (open foramen ovale)

Listed December 16, 2014

$4,190.10 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!



pennyGirl, born 2011
Cerebral Palsy (spastic diplegia), crossed eyes.

She can walk by herself.







Will-updateBoy, born 2011
Internal hydrocephalus compensated disgenesis of corpus callosum






Pepper (2)PepperGirl, born Feb 2010
Down syndrome

Pepper is an active, extroverted little girl who was born in February of 2010. She was abandoned only months after she was born and was diagnosed with Down syndrome and a heart condition. She received surgery for her heart condition and recovered well. She has good motor development and self-care skills, having the ability to wash her hands before and after meals, and dress herself. She is very helpful to her caregivers, often assisting with simple chores like folding towels. She can respond to simple requests, like when someone asks her to give them something. She can draw a circle, count from 1-10, and say words like “aunt,” “brother,” and “sister.” She can sing children’s songs and likes to watch TV to learn new songs and dances. She likes playing on the playground and playing games with other children!

From a recent update (1/2016)
Pepper is toilet trained but does need reminders. Her caretakers state that she is active, lovely, well behaved and obedient.Pepper is attending school at the orphanage. She can follow multistep directions. She can speak simple words like “Ayi(nanny), GeGe(elder brother) and JieJie(elder sister), etc. Pepper will point at eyes, ears, noses, hands etc. She loves to imitate others- do what they do and say what theysay. For example, she will imitate the nanny’s words and behavior. She will sing or dance when she watches music programs on tv. She can express herself. Her speech ability is a bit behind compared with healthy children her age.

A $4000 grant may be available to families from her current agency.

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


Madeline June 2016 (1) Madeline June 2016 (2)Madeline was born in March 2015 and has Down Syndrome.

Madeline is a very active child and her caregivers are happy with her development. She can sit and stand unassisted and walks with support. Madeline eats and sleeps well, babbles, holds objects and transfers them between her hands. She has a big personality and makes sure that things happen the way she wants.


Mark, Hana and Eva



Boy, born July 2009
Behavioral disorders, attention, hyperactivity.
Good general condition. The course of development is within the standards development. Preliminary assessment – lack of school readiness.

Girl, born August 2010
Good general condition. Bedwetting. The level of mental and emotional development – age appropriate. Physically in good condition.

Girl, born October 2011
Good general condition. The course of normal development. Physically in good condition. The level of mental and emotional development – age appropriate.


MickMick was born in April 2013 and has Down Syndrome. His caretakers are happy with his development.

Mick eats and sleeps well. He can feed himself solids like cookies or bread and drink without assistance. He is reportedly using the potty, but may only be trip-trained. Mick follows simple instructions.

Mick is a very active boy who walks when held by the hands, but is expected to take his first independent steps soon. He plays with toys, absolutely loves music and dances well. Mick is an expert rocking horse rider, too.


From an RR family who met him in June 2015:  “First and foremost he’s adorable. He is extremely happy, always smiling! He loves to dance and listen to the music. He seems to have pretty low tone because when we were there, he wasn’t walking.  He was in a stroller a lot of the time. But he could sit up and I believe pull to a stand. He was honestly so adorable! I remember him clapping a lot. He definitely would thrive with some love! He wasn’t one of the kids who got a lot of attention.”

$600.75 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

5 siblings #1-50


Mark – Age: 6 Diagnosis: speech delays; mild cognitive delay
Ellie – Age: 10 Diagnosis: mild cognitive delays
Vallie – Age 11 Diagnosis: mild cognitive delays
Nellie – Age: 12 Diagnosis: mild cognitive delays
Allie – Age: 15 Diagnosis: mild cognitive delays


This sibling group was raised by their mother until her death in early 2014. At that time, they were placed in a group home due to their orphan status. The rules of their country dictate that they should all be adopted together. However, all the children desire a family and have agreed that they are willing to be split up if that means that they can have a family. The children agreed to be split into 2 smaller sibling groups for the purposes of adoption: Mark, Ellie, and Allie can be adopted as a sibling group of 3 and Vallie and Nellie can be adopted as a sibling group of 2. When asked by the agency if they were truly ok with being split up, Allie stated, “We have waited so long that it is obvious that no one wants us. We will do whatever it takes to be adopted”. The agency is seeking one family willing to adopt all 5 children, but will honor the children’s wishes and work with a family to adopt either the group of 2 or 3. Since the children chose how they would like to be grouped if separated, the agency cannot take any requests to separate the children differently than what is stated.

None of the children had received any type of education and as a result, the older children cannot read or write. It is believed that most of their delays are a result of a lack of education and experience. All the children are currently attending school and making some academic progress. None of the children have behavior issues and all 5 children are physically healthy.

The agency has photos and videos of all 5 children that were taken in June 2016. In the videos, Mark states that his favorite toys are the tractor, staffed bears, small cars; he likes going to school and he likes to play any kind of electronic games. Nellie says that her favorite subject in school is music; most of all she likes to watch TV in her free time and to dance folk dances; she likes to listen to any kind of music. Ellie says that she likes to draw; her favorite subjects at school are music and math; she likes to play outside with the children in her free time “moms, dads and babies”; and she likes to jump rope; Vallie says her favorite subject at school is PE; she likes all kinds of movies and music; she likes to play in the yard with the children in her free time (they play tag); they also go on walks; and that her grades at school are “so and so”. Allie says that her favorite subjects at school are chemistry and biology; she likes to listen to music in her free time, going on a walks with friends and siblings in the nature; all kinds of music and movies are fine with her; her favorite color is green.

*** We are eligible for a $40,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email ***

Cullen #12-4

Cullen-Bulgaria cullen-2016DOB: 2001
Down syndrome

Listed: June 9, 2014


Update June 2016: Cullen was moved out of the institution and into a group home 18 months ago and he is thriving in that environment. He is talking, playing appropriately with peers, performing all self-help skills, and attending a special education school where he fully participates in games and activities. Videos taken in June 2016 show him engaged in pretend play and talking about his birthday (and he asks when he will get to have another birthday party!). The director of the group home says that he has been very healthy since moving into the home and she believes that he will thrive in a family. Photos and videos are available.

Update January 2012:  Cullen is in 4th grade this year. He knows the names of all the children in his class and has a best friend.   He pronounces short words and simple sentences. He can repeat numbers and counts to 5 with help. He is very musical and loves to dance.

Additional photos and videos of Cullen are available.  Cullen is 15 years old. He’s been living in a mental institution since the age of 5. He is completely healthy with no physical delays or health problems.  Cullen is in 3rd grade at a local special education school. He enjoys going on walks and field trips. He plays with blocks, mechanical toys and kitchen sets. He engages in pretend play. He likes to look at books and will look at the pictures in the book and point to objects in them upon request. He can identify animals and foods and choose them from photos. He has well developed self-help skills. He’s toilet trained, feeds himself, dresses himself, folds his own clothes and washes his hands and face independently before bed each night.

*** Cullen received a $10,000 Older Child Grant! ***

Brianna #1-48

Briannabrianna-2016Age: 2
Diagnosis: dwarfism

Brianna can walk when held by the hands. She can crawl, sits down on her own, can pick up a toy and can pull up to a standing position by holding on to something stable. She can push, pull, and drag objects tied with a thread; she can place blocks one on top of the other and then knock them down. She actively manipulates with objects. She memorizes and repeats some specific actions with objects. She knows the logic sequence of actions – feed the doll and tuck her in bed. She is happy when she sees a familiar person and gets upset when that person is not present. She likes body contact and reaches out with her arms to be picked up.She uses two word phrases. She imitates clapping with hands, giving a kiss, waving goodbye, placing a doll for a nap. She carries out orders – “give me” and “bring me”. She can identify parts of her body and point them. She plays with the other children and can share their space.


LylaLyla 1Girl, born August 2007
Learning delays/low IQ


Lyla is a beautiful little girl who is 5 years old. She came into care just last August, and was found to be a normal, healthy little girl who was developmentally on target. She adapted to the orphanage life quickly. She was “tested” after being at the orphanage only 3 months, and they said she had  “clear pronunciation, fluent, restless, no abnormal action, flexible hands and feet, understand general objects and use of some objects, poor initiative action”…then they slapped her file with a low IQ number. Lyla can speak in full sentences, understands directions, cares for her needs, helps out with the children younger than she is, and is a delightful little girl. She attends kindergarten and lives with a foster family.

Lyla loves to play games, loves to go to school, and is a very happy little girl. I am not sure what they expect of her as far as “initiative” is concerned…but considering the changes in her life these past months, she seems to be doing very well! Lyla needs a family to love her, and enjoy every minute of having this sweet girl as their daughter.

UPDATED 2015: She’s an extraverted girl with lots of energy. She would greet everyone with a smile, and would try to engage them. She moves and talks constantly. She has a sweet disposition, never saw her angry or upset. She often tries to trick us for fun, saying things like “I have to go pee” but then 10 seconds later say “Oh I tricked you!” Molly is funny in her own way, often saying or doing random things that surprise people.

One night, toward the end of camp, the kids were wide awake and full of energy so we brought out some coloring books, markers, and nail polish. Molly immediately grabbed at the markers and started scribbling, by the end of the night Molly seemed to have more lines on her legs and arms rather than on the coloring book. Because of her short attention span, coloring time ended soon after it started and nail polish was her next amusement. After covering her fingers in blues, reds, and yellows Molly came after the translators and volunteers in the room. Succeeding in her escapade, there was more nail polish on everyone’s skin and on the floor than on people’s nails. It’s hard to say no to an adorable little girl when she asks to paint your nails, even when you know it’s going to end up in colorful body parts instead of nails.

Her chronological age is 8, but we estimate her developmental age to be around 3 or 4. She has difficulty in focusing on one activity, and seems averse to learning when we tried to engage her. She moves and talks constantly, and sleeps very little, such as 4-5 hours each night.

$100.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!


2007, Nov. 2nd, Shaun ShaughanBoy, born November 2007
Congenital bilateral atresia of external acoustic meatus; congenital bilateral auricles deformity

Shaughan is a terrific little boy with a very manageable need! He is in care of a very well-run orphanage. Shaughan is diagnosed with bilateral atresia of external ears (moderate conductive hearing loss). Agency staff met him last year and said he is VERY sweet. A few adoptive families have met him too and have said that he is very sweet and precious! Shaughan’s file states that he is not affected by the atresia of the bilateral auricles. He likes being with and playing with other children. When called loudly, he will turn to you and smile to you happily. He likes helping his teacher- when the teacher praises him or affirms him, he gets very happy. Shaughan is also willing to help other children. He is extroverted, active, and restless. He is waiting for his family to find him. Are you the lucky family?

$10,420.40 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Nevil #73-2


Nevil_2015Boy, age: 2 and a half
Special needs: congenital adrenal insufficiency (for which he undergoes maintenance therapy); muscular dystrophy Duschen-Becker (for which he has physical therapy, remedial gymnastics, etc.); bilateral cryptorchidism and delayed neuropsychological development.
He demonstrates interest in toys and plays with them for quite some time; reaches out his hands to a person he finds pleasant; rejoices when playing peekaboo; laughs aloud when jested; produces continuous random sound combinations.

When held, he keeps his head upright. He has more support in his legs. He sits only with steady support but not independently. He turns from back to stomach and vice versa; he turns in different directions when put on his back; he stands in a walker. He insistently gets to a toy that has attracted his attention. He prefers to play with hanging toys and rings that he studies with interest. With little help he can knock two blocks one against the other. He takes and holds in his hand a toy given to him but mainly shakes it. He is fed by an adult and drinks liquids given by an adult. He cheers to play of “peek-a-boo” and hiding. He doesn’t imitate sounds but pronounces accidental and long combinations of sounds.

Photos and videos from January 2015 along with a complete medical report are available through 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.

Anna #41-3


Diagnosis: epilepsy (Lennox-Gastaut syndrome) Dandy-Walker variation, craniostenosis, infantile cerebral palsy, severe mental delay, hypotrophy.
Once in a while we receive a case file of an immobile child living in a state orphanage in Eastern Europe. No, living is not the right word- it’s an existence, a survival. We refuse to believe that lying in her crib, still and unmoving, is all life has in store for her…

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

Clara #29-12

ClaraAge: 2
Diagnosis: Microcephalus; Infantile cerebral palsy; Severe delay in development


She pronounces sounds. She sits with help and in a positioning therapeutic chair. She can keep her head up when put on her stomach. She eats with good appetite but has unsatisfactory weight gain. She is calm when asleep and awake. Clara has recently started keeping her head up for longer periods of time. She can turn only from back to stomach. She sits only with support. She pronounces accidental sounds. She follows with a look moving objects for a short time and doesn’t reach out to them. She holds a toy put in her hand but doesn’t bring it up to her eyes or manipulate with it.She reacts positively to physical touch and when someone talks to her. She smiles and vocalizes in response.

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.

Travis #1-47

Age: 2
Diagnosis: Epidermolysis bullosa

Travis turns his head to sound, recognizes the faces of staff, and enjoys watching musical toys and things that spin. Due to his medical condition, he is left laying on his back in a crib, so his development is significantly delayed. He needs a family that can move quickly to bring him home for appropriate medical care.

Photos and videos from April 2016 are available through the agency.

$1,062.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Collen #11-56

CollenBoy, age 2Collen 2

Syndrome of the multifocal infantile hemangioma; Congenital cardiac malformation – Septal defect, Heart failure; Pseudo-hydrocephalic configuration of the head; Facial dysmorphism; Micrognathia, gothic palate; Allergy to the proteins of the cow’s milk and Piperacilin; Hypotrophy 3rd degree.

Collen sits with support. He can turn around from his back to his stomach and vice versa. He smiles when talked or sang to. He makes sounds but does not repeat syllables. He plays with toys. He is feed with a bottle and has good appetite.

Photos and videos from March 2016 are available through 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.


Hadley (3)Hadley (1)

Girl, born April 2011
cerebral dysplasia, growth development delayed (head size not reach the standard)


At the age of 11 months, she can sit alone steadily.  Her left hand movement is normal, and her right hand is not very flexible; when playing with toy, her grip and flexing action is slow; Although her motor development delayed, she would express her love for music rhythm by her body language; for example, she sits in front of me, when I sing while clapping hands, after a while, she begins to imitate me, and shakes her head follow my rhythm, so lovely. At the age of 12 months, she can respond to the facial expressions of adult, can express her emotions.  At the age of 13 months, she can crawl while lying on the stomach.  When she sees her favorite toys, she would crawl to get them. At the age of 14 months, she can understand instructions; her hands and legs are getting more flexible gradually; she can stand for a long time with hands holding onto handrails; when asked to stand up or sit down, she would stand up with hands holding onto handrails or squat down following instructions; when she stands in front of mirror, she would do some interesting actions; for example, she would clap the mirror with hands, kiss herself in the mirror and make faces or make sounds to the mirror.  She is active, has a ready smile and no matter who teases her, she will smile happily.

An update on Hadley from January 2016 says that Hadley is not a picky eater.  She can follow simple instructions, she can also speak in simple words.  Her favorite thing to do is play with her friends.  Hadley will start attending pre school after Chinese New Year, to help with her interact with her peers and to help her catch up with her peers. With love and support, she has almost caught up in physical development with other children her age.  Her language, cognitive, and fine motor skills are behind compared to her peers.

$184.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!


Mallory Photo 1 May 2016 - May 2016MalloryMallory was born in November 2014 and has Down Syndrome. Her congenital heart defect was surgically repaired in June 2015. She takes no medication and is doing well.


Mallory tracks with her eyes, recognizes her caretakers, and reacts when someone speaks to her. She can roll over in the playpen and is interested in toys. Mallory lets her needs be known by crying and fusses when things she wants are taken from her.

Update May 2016: Mallory’s doctor and caregivers are quite pleased with her development.  Mallory is very active, sits and stands independently, eats and plays well, and responds to her name.

The agency has video available.

$15,205.65 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!


Maisie April 2015Sweet Maisie was born in April of 2012 and has been diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy.

Maisie is a sensitive child who likes looking at the world around her as well as listening to music and watching cartoons. She reaches for toys and tries to babble. Maisie can roll from stomach to back and vice versa. She cannot sit unassisted, but has some head control and tries to pull to a stand against stable support.

Maisie is responsive to her caregivers and appears to understand everything they say to her. She recognizes familiar adults and loves to be held.Maisie Photo 2 August 2014 - August 2014

Update April 2015: Specific reasons are unknown, but Maisie’s condition seems to be deteriorating. She needs the love of a family as well as appropriate medical care and therapies quickly.

Update December 2015: Our in-country representative once again sought new information about Maisie and learned that she was born prematurely, weighing 1220 grams and 39 cm tall. Her APGAR score was 3-5. Maisie’s current diagnoses are cerebral palsy, bilateral hemiparesis, non-progressive retinopathy, esotropia, high muscle tone, mild anemia (no helminthosis), and developmental delays.

At this time, Maisie’s mobility is limited and she does not use a wheelchair. She has head control, but cannot sit unassisted. Maisie reaches for and holds toys, recognizes and smiles at her caretakers, and understands what is said to her though she does not respond verbally. Maisie is spoon-fed and sleeps calmly.

$1,003.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Jenya #

Jenya 3

Jenya 2Girl, age 2

As a result of her premature birth, Jenya had heart surgery when she was two months old, but has had no complications or further heart issues. She was on a breathing machine right after she was born, and has suffered some lung damage (current diagnosis of Bronchopulmonary Dyspalsia) and developed asthma as a result.

Jenya is a little over two years old. She is a very curious child, who enjoys toys and exploring her surroundings. Jenya loves to move, and is able to walk when holding onto someone hands or using a walker. She’s a great sleeper and eats mainly mashed foods. Jenya is reported to be attached to her caregivers and to be a happy child. She is delayed in nearly every aspect of development, including walking, cognitive abilities, and speaking. Jenya’s caregivers believe some of this is due to her premature birth and the orphanage environment, and believe being placed with a family could help with the physical development.


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


Yahto (2) Yahto (1)
Boy, born March 2006
congenital cataract, nystagmus

Listed: September 25, 2015

Yahto is an extroverted and active 9 year old boy. His vision is impaired in both eyes, but that doesn’t slow him down! Yahto loves to play with other children and enthusiastically participates in activities. He also enjoys playing with toy planes and listening to everything that is going on around him. He is able to bathe, dress himself, and complete other general tasks on his own. Yahto is a smart boy who has also learned to identify his caretakers by their footsteps! Yahto is lively, polite, confident, and otherwise healthy. Please help Yahto find his forever family!

UPDATE:  The orphanage staff reports that Yahto’s mental ability compared to his peers is normal. He is able to take care of his own toileting needs and is well behave and obedient. Yahto’s gross motor skills are age appropriate although he does not run because he cannot see. He also has good fine motor skills. He attends a special needs class at the orphanage and the staff feels like he could catch up. Yahto can follow directions and his language ability is good. He is close to people and good at expressing his needs. He gets along well with other kids and adults. Yahto is warm, extroverted, happy and optimistic. He desperately wants a family and his orphanage has asked for help in finding him a family because he is a great boy!


*** I am eligible for a $10,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email ***


Barry, Paul, Simon & Valerie

Sibling group of four – 9, 8 and 6 years old boys and 3 years old girl

Barry is 9 years old and he is very energetic, open, smiling and curious about the world. He had problems with concentration and hyperactive behavior at school. But since he is treated pharmacologically his behavior is much better at school and at home. His develop is higher than at average level of children in this same age. He is a good kid and his classmates and teachers like him. He is willing to help others. He likes to play with his brother, loves to draw and enjoys visiting his siblings. He lives at the same foster family with his brother Paul.

Paul is very open and easy going 8 years old boy. His intellectual development is much higher that other children in this same age. He reads with the understanding, his speeches are rich and correct. He likes reads and always talk about his books. He likes to play with his older brother who is an example for him. He likes to talk about school and friends. In difficult situation he might cry. He likes to take care of younger siblings, especially of his sister.

Simon is happy and energetic 6 years old boy. He lives with his sister in the foster family. He uses single words, his speech is short and sometime not clear. He likes to sing the children songs, he knows the body parts and recognizes the colors. His physical develop is good. He is very independent according to his age. He reacts angrily in a difficult situation sometimes. He is under psychiatric care because of inappropriate sexual acting out, aggression and also autoaggression (self-aggression). His acting out is lower since he takes the medicines. Simon has the certificate of disability because of his hyperactivity and problems with his vocabulary.

Valerie is happy 3 years old girl. She lives in the foster family with her brother Simon. Her physical development is good – she can ride on the tricycle, she throws, catches the ball and runs. She eats independently. She is very creative and she likes to be a leader in the group. Valerie has a speech defect and she works with the speech therapist. Probably she has FAS. She is very bonded with her brothers, especially Simon. At the beginning of her stay in the foster family she was sometime autoaggressive (harm to self) but now it doesn’t happen.

These siblings are very nice kids who need stability and loving family who will take care of all of them. There is a strong bond between them and they are willing to be adopted but under one condition – they will be adopted together.

$153.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!



Vaughn #1-36


Age: 6
Diagnosis: blind

Vaughn currently lives in a group home. He talks in complete sentences, enjoys musical objects/toys, counts, and can fit rings and cups onto shapes using his sense of touch. He’s currently attending kindergarten and receiving speech and physical therapy. He can name people after hearing their voice (knows all the adults and children in the group home this way), sings and memorizes poems, can state his name and age when asked, and is learning to be independent with dressing, and eating. He moves around with moving and unmoving support but his actions when up are still hesitant and uncertain. He can crouch on his own and after command and tries to jump while holding on to support. He goes up and down stairs led by one hand and holding on to the rails with the other. He performs the movements and exercises in PT with great deal of pleasure. He likes going to walks outside with an adult. He can walk with specialized walker completely independently and the physical therapist controls the process but doesn’t intervene. He can walk led by the hand or around steady support. He recognizes by touching his immediate environment in which he lives. He is oriented in time and place through smell, hearing, and acoustics of the premises.

Photos and videos from January 2016 are available through 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.


jerryjerry-2016Boy, born 2014

Down syndrome

Listed August 25, 2015

NEW PHOTO!!  What a cutie!!

$108.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!


sierra 2015sierraGirl, born 2010




Prudence-2014Girl, born Dec 2005
Down syndrome, Congenital Heart Defect (PDA)

Listed:  March 6, 2013

Prudence is gentle, likes quiet places, and is a little shy with strangers.  She gets along well with other children.  She understands speech very well, and  is speaking, but not clearly.  She does speak enough to get her needs met.

She is a lovely little girl, and her fine motor skills are good (she can turn the pages of a book, and pick up small items).Prudence-China

She has difficulties swallowing, and eats harder foods (like crackers) slowly.  She does have a heart defect, and tires when standing or walking for a longer period of time.  She also frequently has colds or fevers, but no serious illnesses.

Prudence has received a $10,000 Older Child Grant! 


Liam (2)

Liam (1)Boy, 7 months old
Hydrocephalus, Cleft Palate

Listed: May 23, 2016

The agency is looking for a homestudy ready family who would be willing to move quickly. This little guy would qualify for an expedite due to the surgery needed now. His vision is believed to have been compromised.

$270.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!


March 2016

March 2016

London Girl, born 2013

Down syndrome
atrial septal defect, atrioventricular septal defect, other malformation of the cardiac septa, other congenital malformations of aortic and mitral valves, other malformation of the tricuspid valve, other specified pulmonary heart disease
other specified hypothyroidism

Is that red hair?!

$1,090.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!


mandy1Girl, Born 2010mandy3

syndactyly of hands and feet, steeple tower head, psychological and motor delay, Congenital heart defect (patent foramen ovale, secondary defect of interatrial septum)

 The director is praying for a family before she transfers to the institution in the fall!!

Updated March 2016:
She is doing really well and making good progress in her development. She is facing transition to the institution in the fall. She doesn’t deserve a life in the institution. It weighs heavily on the orphanage director’s mind to have her moved out to the institution instead of a family.

She was born with multiple skeletal anomalies, including fused/webbed hands.  As a cautionary disclosure, Mandy does appear to have Apert syndrome.

The girl is smiling, laughing. Doctors consider that surgery may help to separate her fingers on the hands.   They give a positive prognosis regarding her mental development.  More photos are available.

This region typically waives the 10 day waiting period for children with special needs.   

$4,927.70 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!


Baylee (2)Baylee (1)Girl, born June 2004
meningocele (post surgery)

Listed: November 4, 2015

Baylee is a delightful girl who is 11 years old! She was found abandoned on a train when she was 2 years old, clutching a small bag of clothes and food. She had received surgery for a meningocele, and was unable to walk. Baylee has no feeling below her knees, but is able to use a walker. Baylee loves pop music and her communication skills are great! She can write her name. She is incontinent, but able to take care of her needs. Baylee loves crafts, and painting. She would surely love school, too! Bailey is smart, social, and very loving. She gets along very well with the other kids, and is able to care for the younger ones. Baylee has a bleak future if she does not find a family. She understands what it means to be adopted, and she looks forward to having her own family.

*** Baylee has received a $10,000 Older Child Grant! ***


JulianaGirl, born December 2011
Down syndrome

Juliana is a playful, happy little girl who was born in December of 2011. She was diagnosed with Down syndrome upon admission to her orphanage. During her infancy, she was slow to adapt to her new environment in the orphanage, crying often and eating very little. With nurturing and care, her appetite and sleep improved. When her caregivers tease and tickle her, she would smile, wave her hands, and kick her feet in joy! When she was nine months old, she could turn her head to locate the direction of music and other sounds. She was able to sit independently in a chair at one year of age. Her caregivers describe her as introverted and she enjoys quietly watching her caregivers and peers. Her language skills, growth, and cognitive development are behind in comparison to peers of her same age. When her caregiver talks to her, she smiles sweetly and makes “ah ah” sounds! An update from 2014 indicates that her receptive and expressive language skills are limited to which she cannot understand words spoken to her and does not respond to verbal requests. She gets along with other children, though she seldom interacts with them. She is able to roll over and sit up by herself, and grab objects for a short period of time. She is in good health and we have a video on file of her playing and smiling!

A $4000 grant may be available to families from the current agency.

$120.29 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!


TeddyBoy, born Sept 2009
Visually Impaired

Teddy is a loving, sweet, smart and silly boy. He has a smile to make your heart melt and a general cheeky attitude to go along with it! Teddy is a typical boy. He is very active, he loves running, jumping on the trampoline and riding bikes and scooters. He also loves to play with his friends, and he likes new challenges and activities. Teddy is learning Braille and how to walk with a cane and he has all the potential to be an independent adult in society as he grows up. He is a wonderful child. Are you the family he is waiting for?


Katie & Barbie

146066781485749-10Sisters, 6 & 4 years old

Listed March 21, 2016









BennetBoy, born 2008
anal atresia

The most handsome, sweetest, smartest, kindest 7 year old little boy is waiting for a forever family to choose him to be their son and be able to bring him home quickly without interference and delays. A family that sees beyond the medical diagnosis of anal atresia and into the eyes of a child longing for love. A family would be so lucky to call him their son. Bennett is super smart. He is very small for his age, but works very hard at all he does and never let’s his diagnosis slow him down. He enjoys life and is a wonderful friend and loves to be around little kids. He is inquisitive and caring … a gentle soul. Bennett’s agency fees have been reduced. Many families have met this amazing young man.

$90.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!


Girl, born July 2003
Diagnosis: hydrocephaly, mental delays

Listed: December 9, 2012
She likes to play, tries to walk alone, but needs assistance. She doesn’t speak, but understands much.

From someone who met her in 2012:
When I walked into the room packed with children, her smile and wave and joy stood out more than all the chaos and heartbreak and noise. She was a darling and I just know she would be amazing to have as a daughter.

Violet has received a $10,000 Older Child Grant! 


lee-2003Boy, born 2003
Profound mental delays, Microcephaly, Multi system degeneration
Other paralytic syndromes, Flat foot, Strabismus, Cardiomyopathy

Listed: May 4, 2016

Sweet boy needs out of his crib!


Lee has received a $10,000 Older Child Grant! 


Dex (1) Dex (3)Boy, born February 2011
Down syndrome

Dex is a fun, active and outgoing little boy! He has been in foster care since he was 2 months old. His favourite thing to do is to look at books. He also enjoys playing with toy animals, listening to music and dancing. He plays imaginatively, creating sound effects with cars and trains or caring for dolls and putting play food on plates. He is a caring little boy who gives great hugs, helps with his baby foster sister, and is attuned to the emotions and needs of others.

He is independent with eating and will get every last grain of rice with his spoon.

His communication is developing, his receptive language is excellent and he is progressing in his expressive language using sign language and is beginning to sound out simple words. He is able to follow simple instructions and responds appropriately to discipline, apologizing by signing sorry where appropriate.

He brings much joy and life to his foster home!

$5,800.30 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!


Lulu (2)

Lulu (1)Girl, born May 2011
Post-op congential retinal glioblastoma; Artificial eye

Beautiful Lulu was abandoned in January of 2013 and was preliminarily diagnosed with leukocoria in her right eye and an artificial left eye.

Her hands are nimble and she can use one hand to grab the other. She normally grabs things and plays with toys on her own. She can do a few fine motor movements and she uses her fingers to grab onto and pick things up. Her left and right hands can pass things back and forth between them. She can grab onto cookies as well as fruit and eat them. She can walk on her own and she likes to jump and play in her crib. Lulu has post-operative retinal glioblastoma, an artificial eye and both her eyes cannot see things.

Lulu can call out, “ma ma” and sometimes she will baby talk. She understands what the nannies say and she especially likes to play together with the nannies; and when they tease her, she will smile happily. The child remembers the sounds of people she’s acquainted with and when she hears someone she’s familiar with, she will want to be held. She rarely cries and when the child is crying her heart out, if you grab a toy and give it to her, grab something to give her to eat or hold her she will be ok.

Lulu is a lively little girl who loves to smile and is especially likeable. She is very gregarious and she likes to play together with other little children. However, sometimes she is a bit shy. She is especially interested in sounds and likes to listen to music

$90.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!


Ethan MAA CollageBoy, born April 2004
deformity of right hand; deaf

Listed:  June 1, 2015




Family traveling soon to bring him home!



Sarah RK photoGirl, born May 2014
Severe growth developmental delay, crossed eyes

Since entering her institute Sara’s development has improved although she is slightly delayed compared to other children her age. Her adoption file was completed when she was around 15 months old. According to her report she could walk with her hand being held, pick up small objects with her fingers, hand objects to a care taker when asked and was learning to speak. She was said to be a sweet-tempered and happy little girl with a ready smile who enjoyed playing with other kids. She liked to be cuddled by adults and playing with toys that make sounds. Sara needs a family to help her grow!


David smilingBoy, born March 2004

Listed: October 9, 2011

David has cerebral palsy and his eyes cross.  He would do so well in a loving family!


Update March 2014:  This kid is AWESOME!!!! He seriously has no business in a level III/IV institution. His CP is so mild- he walked around, did all kinds of stuff. He’s smart and funny, he and my translator talked for about 15 minutes and she said he is a “very normal child and good at conversation.” He was very “appropriate”- I don’t know another way to say it- he was quiet and looked at us like “who are these strangers?” and looked to the nannies for approval, and only then spoke to us. My English (and butchered attempts at Russian) made him start to grin but he quickly got it under control and didn’t outright laugh at me (which makes him more polite than the majority of folks lol!) and he was very respectful.

I LOVE this kid- he needs a family immediately- someone to get him in school and get some botox in that left leg and get those legs stretched so he can walk easier. He would be an awesome addition to a family!

David has received a $10,000 older child grant


Kelsea (1)Kelsea (2)Girl, born 2005

Listed: December 8, 2015

Precious Kelsea is diagnosed as having a developmental delay and thalassemia. It is unknown if Kelsea is being transfused and the exact type of thalassemia she has. Her hemoglobin looks low, but it appears as if she has a more mild form of thalassemia. Madison has requested and update for her and will try to find out if she is being transfused. Kelsea may need a family open to any variation of thalassemia. An excellent resource for thalassemia.

Kelsea likes to dance, sing, draw pictures, and help with the younger children. She uses her expressions and language to express her emotions. She enjoys watching tv and singing children’s songs. Kelsea likes reading doll books and often will ask her caregivers to read to her. She can finish puzzles and likes to paint pictures of dolls, flowers, and grass. Kelsea is from a province that is very convenient/easy for adoptive families when it comes to the travel component. She’s waiting for her forever family to see her- maybe today is her day! Please share and help us find this beautiful little girl a family of her own.

There is a $3,000 agency grant for Kelsea’s adoption with her current agency.

*** I am eligible for a $10,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email ***


Nikkita (1) Nikkita (2)Girl, born January 2006
post-op congenital cataract, ataxia of both eyes, cerebral palsy, developmental delay




FarrahGirl, born March 2006
Cleft palate, post-op cleft lip

Listed: June 26, 2015

Farrah was born with a significant cleft lip which was surgically repaired, as well as a smaller cleft palate. It has not been repaired yet, so her speech can be unclear. Farrah can still communicate quite well and she is eager to communicate with people. She is attending a primary school near the orphanage and gets along well with her classmates. She can write her name and she can read and write simple pinyin letters. She recognizes numbers and can add and subtract. Farrah is an active girl who enjoys listening to music. She can care for herself and can help clean up and wash clothes on her own. She is very curious about new things.

*** I am eligible for a $10,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email ***


LaylaGirl, born May 2003
Cerbral Palsy

Listed: June 24, 2015






Elize (2)Elize (1)Girl, born November 2002
nerve deafness

Listed: September 25, 2015

Elize is a beautiful little girl who will be 13 years old in November. She is deaf, but is very outgoing and likes to communicate with her friends by writing or using sign language. She is in the 6th grade and does well in school. She is developing normally and is currently healthy. Please help Elize find her forever family!

*** I am eligible for a $10,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email ***


LilyGirl, born 2011
Down syndrome, congenital heart condition

Precious Lily-who could resist that precious face. Lily is 4 years old and the life of the party. Though she has Down Syndrome and a heart condition, nothing stops this girl from enjoying life.

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



daniella1Girl, born 2003
Cerebral palsy

Listed: December 3, 2015

What a beauty!!

She is very smart, friendly and quiet.  Love this girl!

Daniella has received a $10,000 Older Child Grant! 


adamBoy, born 2012

Down syndrome

He used to live with his older brother, because his parents died. But his brother is very young, he is in his early 20’s, and when this boy got sick he gave up his custody because it is hard to care of the sick child.

His paperwork is just being started so he should be available in a couple of months.


JaceyBoy, born 2014

Ventricular septal defect
Atrial septal defect
Other congenital malformations of pulmonary artery
Other congenital malformations of tricuspid valve
Other disorders of nervous system not elsewhere classified

Sweet boy need a mama! He has pretty severe heart pathologies. He had one surgery and will probably need many more.



JimmyBoy, born July 2002

Jimmy is blind. Jimmy lived with his grandmother when he was little, but when she died he moved to his local orphanage. When he came to the specila foster home for the visually impaired, he was very sad. The first time he smiled was when he received training on how to use his cane. He was so excited to be able to walk by himself! No one had ever shown him that he could be independent. Jimmy has now run twice in the (mini) marathon and he often goes to the park to run 3-5km. Jimmy has progressed enough in his studies to be able to attend the School of the Blind. He has already been studying at this school for 2 years. He has piano lessons and he is very good, he loves being able to express himself through music. His caretakers are so proud of the way his personality and character have developed. Jimmy has worked hard at his piano lessons for the past few years and they have seen his confidence grow as he is impacted by the music he plays. He is very talented! When asked he said that he loves to draw for fun and his favorite food is noodles. For his favorite studies in school he likes anything that has to do with calculators and math. His favorite song is Edelweiss from the Sound of music. When asked what he wants to be when he grows up he adamantly answered a pianist! this talented boy is waiting for a family who can help him further his studies on both academics and music. Are you that music loving family?

$38.70 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!


HenrikBoy, born January 2007
Visual Impairment

Henrik has low vision and has lived in a foster home for orphans with visual impairments since 2011. Every child has an individual education plan and the goal is to allow them to be independent and live life to the full. When he first arrived at the foster home, he was very shy. Though he had good verbal skills, he didn’t like to talk very much. He is still a quiet boy, but when someone walks in the door he is one of the friendliest children and loves to come running up to take the newcomers hand! Henrik has low vision, but has very good mobility. He loves to run around and play like all little boys his age. He enjoys all the toys, but especially ones that are musical. His favorite musical instrument is the drums, and he loves to sing all the songs he knows to anyone who will listen. Henrik especially loves to play with big toys-including drums, balls and cars. He also loves playing with his friends. Since coming to the foster home, Henrik has grown immensely in his self-help skills. He can now get his own water, put on his clothes, and feed himself. He had not been to school before coming to his foster home, but he is catching up with everyone else. Henrik started school at the School for the Blind in August 2013. Henrik doesn’t walk with a cane because he is mostly able to see obstacles in the way, and he can read braille. Henrik has a beautiful smile that he shares with everyone he meets! Henrik ran in the (mini) marathon and he often goes to the park to run 3-5k. This little boy is so sweet – he loves it when he is shown affection. He would be a wonderful son!

$99.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Josh L13

boysillouettenophotoJosh, the oldest brother, has grey-bluish eyes and light brown hair.

He has features of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD),  specific developmental disorder of motor function, notable social negligence, other developmental disorders of speech and language, lisping

The boy is very active and dapper. He likes manly works like digging up soil and helping out in construction works. He is good in sports, especially in swimming and running. The boy is not able to focus attention for a longer period of time, he has difficulties in math and in reading. Taking into account the hyperactivity of the boy, he should do sports or other activities which requires physical efforts. Since the boy resides in an out-of-family care institution, he has became calmer, signs of hyperactivity have decreased, attends track and field hobby group and he participates in activities which takes place in the out-of-family care institution. The boy is longing for a family, he wants to have a mom and a dad. The boy takes care of his younger brothers, defends them if some conflict situation with other children arises. He has family relationship with his brothers.

Josh has a family in process to adopt him!



Raine (7)Girl, born January 2014
Vision Impairment

Adorable Alisha was just six months old when she arrived at her specific care home, and we often fight over who gets to cuddle our baby girl. She is a very happy baby. She is always smiling and loves to be held. She is very strong and often rolls from her back to her tummy and then lifts her arms and legs, which makes it look like she is flying! Alisha is in our baby home, where she gets lots of love and attention from the nannies. She was born with cataracts but had surgery to remove them shortly after she came to her current placement. She can see a little and focuses in on bright toys and faces. We love this beautiful little girl! A volunteer also recently said: She can crawl or walk with a push toy or holding someone’s hand. She has glasses prescribed but is still getting used to them.

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



RianneGirl, born May 2011
Right eyeball atrophy; Small left eyeball








MatildaGirl, born April 2006





Braydin Braydin2Boy, born 2014
Down syndrome

Almost 2 year old Braydin is one of the most handsome little guys around. He is said to have a ready smile and he is doing really well developmentally. He is inquisitive and likes to explore. He is simply adorable and doing so well!

$90 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!


billyBoy, born 2012

Protein-energy malnutrition of moderate and mild degree
Generalized idiopathic epilepsy and epileptic syndromes
Mild mental delays
Other congenital valgus deformities of feet
Convergent concomitant strabismus


Matthew #01-10

Matthew #01-10 (2) Matthew #01-10 (1)Age: 6
Diagnosis-very mild CP in his legs

Matthew walks and runs, though he does have an awkward gait due to the mild CP. He throws and catches a ball. His speech is excellent. He is able to ask and answer questions, share details about his life, count to 5 and hold a conversation with people. He gets along well with other children and adults. He does not have any behavioral concerns. He has a good memory. He participates in games and other activities and follow the rules set to complete the task. He is described as “sociable and affectionate”.

Photos and videos from July 2015 are available through the agency. In the videos, Matthew walks, runs, answers questions about his life and engages in conversation with an adult on the video.

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.


Patience 8 Patience 2Girl, born Oct 2002
Cerebral palsy

Patience moved from the orphanage to a foster home in 2011. At that time, she also began receiving some schooling. She is happy, outgoing and polite. She likes to sing, recites children’s song, likes to express herself, is easy going, likes to take part in activities. She can help the caretaker do housework. She can read words at level of grade 2 or grade 3 kids. She has right view and correct cognition of things. She has good fine motor skills and is good at cross-stitch. She has an optimistic personality, and she is a kind-hearted girl. She always smiles at you.

She recovered very well from her surgery and likes outdoor play. She can walk by herself but one leg is still stiff. She has a hard time walking. She is wearing a leg corrective device and uses a cane. She falls sometimes. Better to use wheel chair to assist.

$1,917.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!


LanikaiGirl, born October 2008
Cerebral palsy

Lanikai is a lovely little girl who is 6 years old! She arrived at the orphanage when she was almost 3 years old, and was diagnosed with cerebral palsy and mild strabismus (crossed eyes). Lanikai is a sweet little girl, who so desperately wants to walk without help. She practices every day, and will sometimes cry in frustration when her efforts are not enough. Lanikai can walk with a walker, but is unable to stand or walk unassisted. She can use the walker to go where she needs, and is able to handle her toileting needs alone. Lanikai would certainly benefit from physical therapy. Her speech skills are good, and her fine motor skills are also good. Lanikai often asks the nannies when her new Mommy is coming for her. They always give her the same answer…”Your Mom is waiting for you afar. You just need to recover well, and your parents will come and take you home soon”. Lanikai always gives a content smile at this answer, and the happiness and hope are apparent in her eyes. It’s time for Lanikai to come home!

$10,359.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Fallyn #1-19

Fallyn2 2015 Fallyn 2015Fallyn 2Girl, two years old
Turner syndrome, neuro-sensory disorder in hearing, Persisting anemia, suspected for minor thalassemia

The agency has many photos and video, from October 2015

Fallyn was raised by her birth mother for the first year of her life. Her birth mother is deaf and mute, and Fallyn was developmentally delayed upon entering the orphanage.

She has undergone multiple hospital and specialist visits since entering the orphanage in order to receive a proper diagnosis. An MRI was done to check for CP or other conditions and results came back normal. She was severely anemic and had other deficits in her blood work upon entering the orphanage. She was given iron and Vitamin D supplements until her blood work came back in the normal range. She was diagnosed with a neuro-sensory hearing loss in late 2014, but no intervention or follow-up has been done as of her most recent report. .

Fallyn can walk independently. She looks around in her environment, smiles when teased, follows what happens around her and observes children and adults. She understands the voice tone of the adults. She cheers up when paid attention, vivifies and shouts out. She cheers up when contacted by a child, touches them and smiles wide. She reacts with cry to pain. She can be upset for a short time.

She pronounces syllables (ba-ba, da-da, ta-ta), sounds and crowing sounds. She turns when called by her name. She shouts loud to attract attention and doesn’t stop until she gets what she wants. She has preference and linking to specific adults. She demonstrates cheerful emotion when seeing specific adults and is upset when they leave. She takes away toys form the hands of the other children. She interacts with the adults, seeks contact and attention but prefers to play alone and no one to invade her personal space. She reaches out, picks up a toy with both hands, transfers it from one hand to another, lifts it to her mouth and plays for a short time. She would shake it to produce sounds. She studies the toys for a long time from all sides. She prefers to play with her hands and touch them and her face. She claps with her hands. She has a favorite toy (a stuffed fox), holds it, “talks” to it and brings it up to her face. She eats with a spoon and drinks from an open cup.

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


Gabriella (1)

SMALLGirl, born February 2014
osteo-genesis imperfecta (OI)

Gabriella might have fragile bones but she has a mighty heart! She is currently living in a foster care center that focuses on caring for children with bone conditions. She is not currently getting pamidronate or any IV treatment for her condition as it is a difficult procedure in her home country. She has started to sit up on her own. It was scary for her but she kept on trying and is now a sitting expert and loves to be able to sit on her own. She is learning to feed herself and is also an expert at making a big mess when she does! But she is very happy to be learning more independence. She is described as being curious and social. Gabriella hasn’t had a bone fracture since the beginning of 2015. Gabriella will likely benefit immensely from having an IV treatment of bisphosphonates, such as pamidronate, every 3-6 months.

$720.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!


judah-263x300Boy, born 2015

Cornelia de Lange syndrome
congenital heart defect


sweet baby boy!

$45.45 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!


Guardian AngelDaisy-2014Girl, born March 2005

Epilepsy; Other paralytic syndromes (cerebral palsy); Microcephaly; Coloboma of optic disc; Severe mental delays; intracranial injury

Daisy is a sweet flower who needs a family to really blossom!  Otherwise, she’s destined to a life in an institution.

From a missionary who visited in August 2014:  What a sweet sweet girl. She is vision impaired but she can see her bottle coming from the other side of the room! She gets very excited! She is fed a puree diet from a spoon, she has a very good appetite. She is hard to photograph as she moves her head a lot but she is so beautiful! Such amazing brown eyes.Her smile lights up the room! She stands with assistance and can even take a few steps. She can vocalize lots of noises. She would be such an amazing daughter to a lucky family.

$101.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Joseph #11-48

Joseph2015 (6) Joseph2015 (2)Boy, age: 2




madelineGirl, born 2011

FAS – Congenital malformation syndromes due to known exogenous causes,
kidney hypoplasia (kidney function is retained)

Pretty in pink!




EmeryBoy, born September 2009
osteochondrodysplasia (dwarfism)

A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E five year old Emerson is diagnosed with osteochondrodysplasia (dwarfism). At 5 years old, after a period of acupuncture and moxibustion, Emery could change positions from lying on his stomach to sitting. He could stand with support and could walk with one hand being held. He could walk forward by pushing a small cart. He is still receiving acupuncture and moxibustion therapy. He knows his gender, understands big and small, in and out, and he can take off simple unlined clothes. He can wash his hands without help and he can help people do things he is capable of doing. Emery is docile and adorable. He gets along well with other, likes to be held, teased and accompanied. He will smile when he is happy and he likes to listen to music. Emery will dance along with the music. Emerson is a beautiful little boy! Who will be blessed to be his lucky family?

MANY videos available from the agency.

$87.30 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!




Boy, born May 2013

40331223243 Rogan

Down syndrome, Cleft lip / cleft palate, rickets, additional chord of the left heart ventricle, carrier of Hep. C antibodies

UPDATE NOV 2014:  Hep C blood test is negative


So glad to have a new pic, isn’t he darling!?  What a sweetheart!

$3,863.18 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!


lazarus2lazarusBoy, born 2000
Down syndrome

He needs out NOW!! Please let’s find him a family!!

A Family must file the I600a before July 2016!

From a family that met him 3/14:
I love him. Quite simply, I really truly love him, and I hope someone goes and gets him immediately! If you could meet him, you would never want to let him go!!! He was in the bed next to another child I was talking to, and he fluttered his hand to me, and then grinned the cutest, most precious little smile I’ve ever seen! I turned and spoke to him and he turned on the full charm- he is very good at eye contact and a total flirt! His facial expressions are hilarious- and although I didn’t hear him speak, he is VERY good at communicating his needs/wants! He has so much personality. He pushed his covers off, and I noticed his tights had slid down almost to his knees, but before I could fix them, he gave me a sheepish grin and tried to reach for them, to cover himself up. I pulled them up for him, and he grinned a huge thank you, but then started wiggling his foot and pointing to it and frowning and sighing. The nanny came to adjust it, and they shared that he likes his tights fixed “just so” lol. The staff is quite worried about him, his belly is very distended and although he eats very much and well, he is not growing. (They pulled his shirt up to show me their concerns and he politely pulled it back down lol). His legs are very thin, but this is a great orphanage and they definitely feed the kids very well, so I would guess he has some type of digestive issues, maybe Celiac that keeps him from absorbing the nutrients very well and could cause that type of bloating in the abdomen. He can pull to sitting and stand and tried to take steps even, and is quite eager to do so- but his stomach weighs him down and his legs are just very thin to bear his weight very long. This sweet, wonderful, charming little guy needs a family FAST to get his medical needs straightened out so he can enjoy his life. He has the most adorable little face and his smile will steal your heart. He has so much eagerness for life, and his receptive language seemed to be good, but I hate seeing him without the medical care that is so easily available in the USA. Definitely one of my favorite kids ever- he totally stole my heart!

$5,117.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!



Graciella-001Girl, born March 2008
Down syndrome

Here’s Graciella, an adorable little girl who is in kindergarten and loves to color! Graciella demonstrates great independence, understands what is spoken to her, feeds and dresses herself. Graciella can count to 10 and loves to talk to others around her. Graciella-002Graciella is in need of a loving family who will continue to bring color and adventure into her life!

$1,090.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Polly #11-52

PollyGirl, age: 1

Diagnosis: Multiple malformative syndrome – congenital anomalies with predominant affection of the facial area and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy; Internal hydrocephalus without necessity for neurosurgical intervention; Delay in the neuro-psychical development.

Polly has undergone genetic testing with all the results coming back normal. Her emotional tone is very good. She loves interacting with other children and her caregivers. She has a special bond with one specific caregiver. She is a very social baby. She is making sounds and attempting to communicate. She smiles when spoken to and laughs out loud when played with.

Additional photos and videos will be available soon.

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.

Belinda #11-55

bELINDA2 BelindaAge: 12
Diagnosis: Familial laden – the mother is with oligophrenia and the child was born from close kinship relationship; Prematurity 2nd degree; Congenital relapsing ichthyosiform erythroderma; Microcephalus and malformative stigmas; Hypotrophy; Delay in the physical and neuro-psychical development; Severe mental delay

Belinda spent the first 9 years of her life in an orphanage where she was extremely neglected and malnourished. She is now in much better living conditions and has made developmental progress as a result. She learned to walk at age 12! She walks around the medical ward that is well familiar to her. She sits down and stands up from the chair and can move it according to her choice. She manipulates well with both hands and has well developed fine motor skills. She seeks independently her favorite toys and aligns blocks well. She has formed an emotional bond with an adult. She has a favorite place in her crib as well as in the play room. She perceives and expresses positive and negative emotions. She reacts to speech and differentiates between familiar adults and strangers. She demonstrates attention to objects and toys that are interesting for her, as well as to the specialized classes. She has moderately developed memory for favorite toys and persons. She has developed time and spatial characteristics with respect of the different places she goes to, as well as with respect of the start and end of activity, the regimen for eating, and presence and absence of adults. She is with good emotional tone. When talked to or teased, she smiles and recognizes the members of the team. When someone talks to her or explains and shows something, she shows interest in repeating words and actions, however she can’t speak yet. She is not aggressive. She makes attempts to pronounce her first syllables. She pronounces sounds and laughs loud. She understands almost everything that she is told. She can carry out elementary orders according to verbal instructions. She doesn’t express herself with words but with specific vowels. She is interested in specific objects and toys; she seeks them and plays with them. She likes to be nicely dressed and to be paid attention. She interacts well with the personnel and with the other children. She goes on walks daily and interacts positively with the other children.

Photos and videos from November 2015 are available through the agency.

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





Girl, Born June 2004

Spina bifida with hydrocephalus, low paraparesis, pelvic organs impairment, organic disorders of behavior and personality, paralytic clubfoot, kyphoscoliosis, chronic pyelonephritis, chronic granulated cystitis, convergent squint, retinal vascular abnormalities, myopia, reactive pancreatitis, biliary dyskinesia, nanism


Yasmine is walking sunshine! What a glorious smile and a personality to match! Yasmine was born with CP.  She has congeinital hydrocephaly as well. Her feet/ankles are turned in, but she is able to pull to a stand and tries so hard to get around! Surgery and therapy can make a world of difference for this darling little girl.

Let’s find a family for her FAST!!!

More photos available, please inquire. Older parents and large families welcome. MARRIED COUPLES ONLY.

$2,741.10 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!


RyanBoy, born February 2012
S.E. Asia
Down syndrome

This 3-year-old is said to be active and happy when playing with other kids in his care center. He appears to be in good health and have good motor skills. He was left in a hospital at birth, and a few days later came to his current care center. He has been diagnosed with Down syndrome and to have small stature. His fears include dogs, the dark, and heights. He reportedly will not eat with the TV on but eats well when music is played. Exploring his surroundings is one of his favorite activities. He obeys simple commands but often says “no” when he refuses or disagrees with something. An adoptive family should have access to excellent medical and developmental resources for this child to thrive.

$14,965.12 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!


Kaitlyn (2)

Girl, born March 2013
Down syndrome

Kaitlyn is an adorable little one who will turn 3 years old in March! She was born with Down syndrome, so she has the expected developmental delays. Kaitlyn has no known heart issues, or other health concerns. Her motor skills are progressing, and she is an active little girl. Kaitlyn is very loving and social, and really enjoys playing with new toys! She also enjoys playing with Katrina, who was born on the same day as Kaitlyn, and also has Down syndrome! Kaitlyn and Katrina can be adopted together, if your family can handle all the cuteness, hugs, and kisses! Video is available from the agency!

The agency hopes to place Kaitlyn and Katrina with the same family. They were born on the same day, both have Down syndrome, and there is a possibility they may be twins. If so, we do not want to separate these two sweet girls! What fun times are ahead for the family who brings these two little ones home to be their daughters!

$1,498.45 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!


Katrina_webreadyGirl, born March 2013
Down syndrome, post-op Congenital heart defect


Katrina is a sweet and oh-so-cute little one who will turn 3 years old in March! She came into care as a baby, and was found to have Down syndrome, along with a CHD (not at all uncommon for kids with Down syndrome). Katrina has already had surgery to repair the PDA, ASD, and VSD. That was done in 2013. After the surgery, her general health improved. Katrina has the delays expected with a child who has Down syndrome, although she is making good progress. She is easily comforted when she is sad by some snuggles and sweets. Katrina has quite the sweet tooth! She loves to play, and enjoys being with Kaitlyn, born on the same day, who also has Down syndrome. The girls can be adopted by the same family.

The current agency has a $2000 grant available for Katrina’s adoption.

The agency hopes to place  Katrina and Kaitlyn with the same family. They were born on the same day, both have Down syndrome, and there is a possibility they may be twins. If so, we do not want to separate these two sweet girls! What fun times are ahead for the family who brings these two little ones home to be their daughters!

$500.40 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!


Evita (2)Girl, born August 2013
limb difference, sinus tract in lumbosacral region, developmental delay

Precious 1.5 year old Evita is diagnosed with deformed limbs, sinus tract in lumbosacral region, developmental delay. At the age of 7-9 months, Evita could roll over and began to pay attention to the environment around her. Between 10 and 12 months, she could sit alone and crawl. She also learned how to cruise furniture around this time as well. Her motion development is limited due to her limb deformity. She was smiling at 2 months and using her eyes to seek the source of a sound and to follow moving objects at 3-4 months of age. She started making sounds like bababa between 5-7 months and responded when called between 8 and 10 months. At one she would make good eye contact with toys, her caregivers, and visitors. She can now copy adults to do things such as waving goodbye. Evita had a right clubbed foot repaired in May 2014. Evita very much enjoys playing with other children and playing with age-appropriate toys. Evita is a beautiful little girl who desperately needs to know the love a forever family! Could your family be the family Evita has been waiting for?

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

Noel #38

NoelBoy, born 2014

Down Syndrome, acute pyelonephritis and hydronephrosis sinistra, neuropathic regurgitation

This sweet baby boy loves listening to music and spending time with his favorite caretakers. He laughs and babbles with excitement while making eye contact and cries desperately when left alone. He has no reported heart defect, but currently receives treatment for his kidney issues. Hoping he finds his family this Christmas!

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


Jarred (2)

Jarred (1)Boy, born November 2014
Down syndrome



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


BeauBoy, born April 2008
Repaired cleft lip/palate and droopy eyelids.


Beau loves to run around and play outside with the other kids. He is timid and shy but very curious about the world around him. He is said to be on target developmentally and is loved by his caregivers.

$1,438.20 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!


Toby - croppedBoy, born 2010
Cerebral dysplasia

Toby is an adorable little boy who is 2 years old. He came into care as an infant. Toby is developing on target, with no delays when compared to his peers. Toby is a very out-going and active little guy, who has no fear of strangers. At this point, he considers everyone to be a potential playmate!

Toby had a heart scan, which showed no problems. He had a CT scan of his brain, which showed the left hemisphere was reduced, and there was evidence of a past brain injury (prenatal or during birth). Toby does not have seizures, does not show any developmental delays, and is happy and healthy (other than usual childhood illnesses). The brain of a child is wonderful that way…it can compensate for many issues it may have! He loves to play, and is a very active little boy who is “full of curiosity”, according to the nannies! His favorite toys are balls…soccer, baseball, tennis…which will he choose? Toby is a wonderful little boy, who will be such a joy to have in your family!

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


ZhenyaBoy, born 2010

Other osteochondrodysplasia, Thanatophoric short stature

$90.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!


girlsillouettenophotoGirl, born 10 years old
Farsighted, flat feet, one leg shorter than the other, speech delays

Haddie is nice, smile girl with the beautiful brown eyes. She is an open girl and is looking for contact with children and adults. She is very sensitive and emotional.

She is in the third class in the preliminary school.  Her intellectual develop is impaired in mild. She has individual education program which is matched to her possibility. Her behavior is good, she is also good pupil.

Haddie reads and understands short text, she can write sentences and write these sentences by ear and by memory. She can learns songs and poems. But she needs some help with her homework. She works slowly. Haddie has a problem with mathematics. She writes very pretty. Last year she started work with the speech therapist and with the pedagogic.

Haddie has traumatic history. She and her older sister after they both were removed from the family home; they have been placed in many places – mostly in the intervention institutions. In 2006 they started live in the foster family. In 2008, her sister died. In 2009, Haddie was placed in new foster family where she is living now. This foster family is good, these people try to help her and give her opportunity to develop and sense of safety.

Haddie likes to take care of youngest children and she is willing to help in homes duties. She likes to draw – her works are very interesting and creative. She has good mobility in spite of her health problems. She likes to dance and she is interested in animal’s word, she likes horse’s rides. She also likes swimming.

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


isaiahisaihu-2016Boy, born 2009
Deep mental delay, Cerebral palsy


UPDATE December 2015:  “The orphanage doctor believes Isaiahu is losing his sight. We do not know the cause, but our team has noticed that he does not appear to track as well as he used to. The orphanage he is in is poor and rural. There will be nothing done for his sight unless he is adopted. Time is of the essence for this most precious boy.”


From a family who has met him many times:  “This little guy came to the institution at the beginning of last summer and we have seen him blossom under the care of a specially hired nanny. He is nonverbal, but he has the best laugh. He giggles and smiles very easily. The only time we hear him cry is when he is jealous that he doesn’t have his nanny’s full attention. He loves to be taken outside, and he loves to play with his mobile that hangs above his crib. He has a good appetite and is learning how to better eat by spoon instead of by bottle. He is slowly learning to hold his head up, but cannot sit or roll over, as he has had no therapy of any kind. He would absolutely thrive with the love of a family. He is pure sunshine!”

$5,779.78 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!


Fanny (2)

Fanny (1)Girl, born 2008
Ear deformities, strabismus

Fanny is a “very bright, considerate, honest, and friendly” 6.5 year old girl whose host-only mom says, “She is a loving child who would be a blessing to a family. Her photos don’t do her justice. She is a beautiful little girl who deserves a good home.”

Fanny was abandoned when she was just two days old. She was born with ear deformities and she has strabismus, but they don’t affect her hearing and vision. Her hosts say she is developmentally age-appropriate and in some ways advanced, easily adapting to rules and family life, getting through difficult tasks, showing her intelligence, and bonding warmly with children and adults. She enjoys physical activities, has been boating, kayaking, swimming, bike riding, and has even played basketball. She did gymnastics with the girls on her summer visit and learned to do a cart wheel. She likes playing with other children, starts out timid, but quickly opens up. She’s an active talker who likes to sing and listen to music.

We visited with Fanny at her orphanage in late June. She was friendly and happy. She attends kindergarten and likes to help the teacher.

$27.90 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!



chantelle1Girl, born 2001

Down syndrome, mental delay, crossed eyes

She doesn’t talk, she likes to dance very much. Nice girl.


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


delmardelmar2014-12delmar2014-1Boy, born January, 2004

Down syndrome, mental delays, inborn partial optic atrophy of both eyes

From an adoptive family who visited him in 2014:   ”  He is hilarious. He is on puree but can take some lumps. That means he is usually the last to eat and squacks with displeasure. He loves to makes noises with his lips and will thrive in a family. I bet he will learn to speak.  When I came to visit my son he came and sat on the couch next to me and held my hand for 20 minutes. He is not particularly shy. He does very small bits of rocking and does not do much stimming.  He is a favorite of the caretakers.  He is a sweet and curious little guy who is the size of a 4 or 5 year old.”

From an adoptive family who visited with him in June 2013:   I met Delmar today. He is really tiny … maybe the size of a 3 year old, very petite in build. He was quite shy and didn’t want to come near me. He moved away when I tried to touch his hand. He was more open with the therapist who was there (a guy). Mostly he just sat on a mat, rocking and looking into space. Occasionally he waved his hands around. He’s a beautiful little boy, and was adorable in a tiny pair of overalls.

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

$10,320.55 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Bianca Jo

BiancaGirl, born 2015
Down syndrome, Congenital heart defect (post-op)

Bianca Jo is 1 and thriving! She has a great smile, listens attentively to the world around her, and interacts well with her caregiver. The following information was reported by our in-country coordinator: Bianca Jo’s current head circumference is 44cm, chest circumference is 52cm, height is 77cm, tooth number is 3, foot length is 10cm and weight is 9.8kg. Bianca Jo can roll over, hold up her head on her own and she likes to be held.

$468.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Daisie Mae

Daisie Mae (1)daisiemae-2015-2Girl, born 2012
Down syndrome / CHD (post surgery)

Daisie Mae is an adorable little one who is 3 years old! She came to the orphanage as a baby, and was found to have Down syndrome, and a heart defect (VSD/PFO). She received surgery in August 2012, and has made a complete recovery. Daisie Mae has good motor skills, and her receptive speech is also very good. She is talking a bit, and can make her needs known. Daisie Mae is an energetic little girl who loves to play with her friends. She has learned a valuable orphanage survival tactic…if another child wants your toy, you hide it behind you! This precious little girl will be a delightful daughter!

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


AntonioBoy, born Dec 2005

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

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

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

Anna Mae

AnnaAnna3Girl, born 2013
Down syndrome, nystagmus

Anna Mae is a lovely 2 year old girl who loves to play. She will giggle when she is in front of a mirror and she also loves being outside with her caretaker. Anna Mae can sit stable, play with toys with both hands, transfer toys from one hand to another. Though Anna Mae is receiving great care, she would so benefit from the love and care that only a family can give her so that she can reach her full potential.

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


ScarlettGirl, born 2013
Down syndrome

Miss Scarlett! She turned two at the end of October, and she is ready! Scarlett has Down Syndrome. She is alert and sociable! At 13 months old, she was rolling from back to stomach, grasping toys, attached to her caregiver, would sit for a few seconds and continues to make great progress. She always has a ready smile and likes bright things.

$32.40 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!


BrennanBoy, 10 months old
Down syndrome / GI issues (needs surgery)

This sweetheart has urgent medical needs. Unfortunately, his paperwork to allow him to be available for international adoption has not yet been prepared. His parental rights have not yet been severed — when paperwork progresses will be updated again.


** Additional information coming soon **

$40.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption! When we receive additional information on Brennan’s availability, we will re-open his grant to allow further donations.


evie-225x300-croppedGirl, born 2014

Down syndrome, congenital pes planus, Congenital deformity of sternocleidomastoid muscle, Other specified congenital malformations of urinary system, Mild protein-calorie malnutrition

Sweet baby girl!! She needs love!

$1,714.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!


30818212820sabine-2015Girl, born Nov 2009
Epilepsy, left cross-eye


So glad to have a new photo of Sabine!  



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


Faith2 resizedGirl, born August 2005
deformity of fingers and trouble with her feet and knees

Faith, 10.5, is a playful, clever, active and lovely girl with normal intelligence and mental development. She is well-liked and loves playing with others.

Faith was in the US for two weeks where she stayed with a host family. Her host family says, “Faith is very amiable, friendly and caring. She interacts & communicates with us naturally. She is highly confident and positive about herself. She has high self-esteem. She is strong and determined. She is also very brave. She asks me to be sure to eat breakfast if she sees I haven’t yet. If she sees me carrying a heavy laundry basket downstairs, she urges me to be careful walking down. She shows concern for her host sister. She likes drawing, writing, reading, singing, playing play dough, playing with her host sister. She reads high level Chinese fluently, is memorizing the English alphabet, and is learning English very quickly. She writes and draws beautifully. She writes math formulas/sentences/answers/solutions clearly. She makes play dough very artistically. She has talent in arts and music, which are her favorite subjects. She maintains good daily routines such as brushing teeth, washing, taking a shower. She makes her bed neatly every morning. She seems well trained and disciplined. She is totally adorable.”

Faith has deformity of fingers and trouble with her feet and knees. She had surgery in April of 2015, is now wearing orthopedic shoes, and will receive a second surgery next year. Her video shows her wearing a brace on her right leg, but she is walking and running. She kept up with everyone at arrival, played well with other children, and showed her happy and friendly nature.

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


jessie1Girl, born 2010

crossed eyes


$1.80 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!



OwenBoy, born 2012
cleft lip and palate and postoperative CHD

Meet precious Owen. This precious boy can light up a room with his big personality. He loves to play and enjoys making everyone around him laugh. He has overcome some big odds and has a long way to go. But his medical condition does not stop him from enjoying life. Owen enjoys singing and is a big entertainer. He really likes “peek-a-boo”. Despite his cleft lip and palate, he is an independent eater, and can handle most foods. He also suffers from a heart condition, and has endure one surgery already. Precious Owen is in a wonderful group foster home. But he desperately needs his forever family to find him soon. He is in great need of further medical care and love that can only come from his forever family. Owen loves to snuggle and cuddle. He will be such a treasure to his forever family. Even though his beating heart is medically fragile….his real heart is so full of joy and life! He is a gift.

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

Chrissy L22

girlsillouettenophotoGirl, born June 2013

Small for her age; Protein energy malnutrition, stage III. OU Myopia, stage II. Milk protein intolerance. Psychomotor development delay. Speech development delay.

She has brown eyes and dark brown hair. She crawls quite quickly, sits stable, stands up holding to something, takes in hand toys of different sizes, shows more interest in toys, new things. She checks all with her forefinger, responds when someone speaks to her, plays both alone and with other children, she likes the sound of music. The girl began to emit sounds (“mum”, “pa”) recently, wants others to pay more attention to her, can drink from the cup with an assistance as well as she can eat off a spoon.

A photo will be available to the family after USCIS approval.

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


Paddy (1)Paddy (2)Boy, born March 2014
Post-op anal atresia, post-op congenital heart disease-ASD, VSD

Paddy was diagnosed as having anal atresia and is now post-op for that condition. Later he was found to have CHD- ASD and VSD, for which he has now had a surgery as well. In the fall of 2014 after his AI surgery, Paddy entered foster care sponsored. He also receives rehabilitation treatment there. At the time his file was prepared, Paddy was able to walk for one to two steps when holding the nanny’s hand. When Paddy sees others eating, he will stretch out his hand for food. He enjoys playing with his nannies and is said to enjoy playing “hide and seek” the most. Paddy is an energetic, bright, active, and lovely boy with a quick reaction. He loves playing with toys and listening to music. Will your family be the family that is blessed to wake up to that cute face every morning?

$7.20 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!



picture taken at 1 month old

mark1Boy, born 2014
Down syndrome


$530.54 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!


Girl, born 2001

Down Syndrome


Very nice and smart girl.  She talks, likes to sing and dance


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


JuniorBoy, born September 2010
Postoperative Congenital heart defect (Tetralogy of Fallot)

Junior is a handsome little boy. He is observant and pays attention to details. He likes making noodles and he even asked the nanny is she wants to have some. Junior also enjoys making snowman and telling stories to younger children in the orphanage. He had a surgery to treat his CHD on Oct 2011 and it went well and he recovered well. Now he is as active as other kids his age. Junior is a social boy, he says hello to people all the time. He is a sunny and sweet boy!

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


Ginny RKGirl, born 2012
Congenital heart defect

Ginny is all girl, although it’s hard to tell with her short haircut and attire. She recently turned 3. She was found abandoned outside the orphanage at 7 months of age. She had surgery in August, 2015 to correct two heart defects, Tetrology of Fallot and Patent Foramen Ovale. A US cardiologist who reviewed her file indicates that a primary repair done correctly leads to a generally good prognosis. Ginny does not take any cardiac medication and her activities are not restricted, so it seems that she’s doing quite well now.

Ginny has good bowel and bladder control during the day but is still in diapers at night. She has well developed fine and gross motor skills. She walks and runs well. She has good self-care skills: she can dress and undress herself, knows what to do when she feels cold or tired, and expresses herself well. Ginny likes to watch TV and listen to music. She is reported to have typical intelligence.

Is Ginny the daughter you’ve been searching for?


Girl, Born July 2, 2007


From her medical records: minimal brain dysfunction, delay of psychological and speech development (may have slight mental delay), patent foramen ovale, crossed eyes.

Lynne is a beautiful blue eyed girl who was born with FAS.  She is quite smart and high functioning socially.  She is described as calm and friendly, and will do well in a family.   FAS, Congenital heart disease; minor pulmonary valve stenosis; delay of psychological development, crossed eyes.

$4,342.20 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!


Aren (1)Aren (2)Boy, born January 2011
post-op meningomyelocele; post-op hydrocephalus

Meet handsome Aren! He is diagnosed as post-op meningomyelocele and post-op hydrocephalus. Aren has an outstanding personality, is very determined, and is all boy. He is clever and can understand adult’s facial expressions and tones and gives the corresponding response. Aren likes to play in the yard, touch the flowers and grass, pick berries, and watch birds and butterflies flying, the fish in the pond, and the dog in the doghouse.

In April 2011 Aren was sent for surgery for lumbosacral meningomyelocele. He healed well and was discharged. Rehabilitation helped with his recovery and mobility. In September 2013, Aren was sent to the hospital where he was diagnosed with hydrocephalus. He received a shunt and now he is fine. In May of 2014, he was placed with a foster family. The foster parents love him very much and view him as a part of the family. Aren’s surgery caused his abnormal walking. As of September 2014, he could stand up and walk with his hands holding onto something for support, climb, crawl fast, and could go upstairs and ride the rocking horse. He has a good appetite and sleeps well. He could make the sound of mama and could express goodbye and welcome by gestures.

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


Cailin (1)

Boy, born February 2007
postoperative cleft palate; postoperative Congenital heart defect-ASD;
postoperative mesenteric lymphangiomainteractive (read below).

Cailin (2)


Cailin is outgoing and sweet. He is friendly and kind to others. He is delayed, especially when compared to his foster brother, Henry. He is able to learn and works very hard!  Cailin has had heart surgery and recovered well. He has a droopy eye. The woman who supervised his program believes he might have an arachnoid cyst that is impacting his eye. Cailin and Henry would love to be brothers!

$49.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!


Boy, Born August 2009

Probable Polands Syndrome  (characterized by left nipple & pectoralis major absent, and syndactylia of 2 fingers)
dysraphism right eye, drooping mouth.

Max is very quiet but does like it when visitors interact with him. He is very interested in his surroundings, is easy to please and loves to laugh. Being tickled is one of his favorite things and he also enjoys playing with toys.

He had a genetics evaluation via photos and internet consultation in 2011, and it’s believe he could have a chromosomal deletion or duplication.  Poland syndrome/sequence is sometimes associated with Moebius syndrome (6th and 7th nerve palsy) and occasionally Goldenhar Syndrome.   It is recommended that he getting a chromosomal microarray (CMA) to rule out chromosomal abnormalities. This blood test is not available in his country, but the test could be done after adoption.

$162.90 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!


Beth update Beth update3Girl, born 2014
Down syndrome

Adorable Beth is a playful little girl. She loves the piano and being outside. She is able to crawl and even walk when holding onto something sturdy. Her fine motor skills are progressing well and she can pick up small items, tear paper and pull tissues out of a container! Beth is curious and engaged with her surroundings and people. Right now she is in a specialty care center and making great progress there. She is such a happy girl and ready to share her smile with her family.

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

Kaila and Connie

sibs Sibling set!

Girls born 2009 and 2013


They must be adopted together!  They are so so cute!!

$36.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!


HelenaGirl, born 2010
Intenstinal tuberculosis, emotional/behavioral delays (possible autism)

Helena, age 5 ½, was found abandoned near a bus station when she was just one day old. She has been in the orphanage system ever since. Helena was diagnosed with intestinal tuberculosis in 2013. She was given medication for several years and in 6/15 she was considered cured and the medication was stopped. She also had an inguinal hernia, which was repaired in 2013 and left her with a very small scar but no after-effects.

When she was two years old, Helena was diagnosed with emotional/behavioral disorder with symptoms that sound similar to autism and sensory sensitivity. The orphanage devised a structured rehabilitation program, which has brought about great improvements. Helena now is much more cooperative with her teachers, knows her body parts, follows instructions, can jump and run, and has good hand/eye coordinator. She still has significant speech delays, doesn’t say much, but understands what others are saying and communicates through gestures. Her current diagnosis is intelligence development delay or mental retardation.

Are you the family that can help Helena become all that she can be?


esteban140913170637Boy, born 2012

epilepsy, ventricular septal defect, other congenital malformations of the cardiac septa


update 2/15 – He had last seizure in October 2014. He is on medication for epilepsy. His heart condition does not require surgery.


$10,006.95 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!


Michael 2014 (1)

Michael 2014 (3)Boy, born 2014
Down syndrome

Do babies get cuter than Michael?!

When his file was completed at 9 months it said he is happiest when he gets to go outside and loves to sit on a rocking chair. He will rock the chair and tries to see if he can rock faster than his friends. He loves to laugh out loud and smiles.

$34.20 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!


callie2callie-2015girl, born 2015
Down Syndrome


What a beautiful baby girl!!


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


rickboy, born 2011


Adopted domestically




charlie-2015-2Boy, born 2004
Down Syndrome

Very nice, affectionate child. Helps caregivers, participates in orphanage performances, likes to study.

Can you look into this smiling face and NOT smile back?!

From a family who met him: Charlie is a real sweetheart. He is friendly to all, well behaved, well mannered and follows directions well. He loves to draw and color. He gets along well with the other children in his groupa. He can talk and feeds himself and dresses himself. He would fit in well with younger or older children! He was reserved around us but lit up when I started talking to him. His hugs are precious. He is well-loved by the other children and the workers.

$3,797.70 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Tucker #4-4

Tucker 4-4Boy, age: 3
Diagnosis: hyperthyroidism, mild delays primarily in speech

Tucker walks, runs and hops. He plays with toys, follows verbal directions, and drinks from a cup. His speech is delayed, but he does pronounce some sounds and communicate his wants/needs through non-verbal actions. He has a developed imagination and enjoys cuddling with a close adult.

Additional photos and videos are available through the agency.


HannahGirl, born 2010
S.E. Asia
Down syndrome

This happy girl has Down syndrome and came into care at approximately 2 months of age. She is noted to be generally healthy. She has developmental delays but is said to cooperate well with care center staff and her therapy teacher and love to attend her early intervention class for children with special needs at the center, where she is taught to improve her motor skills as well as language and social development. She was found at the front gate of a child protection center and entered her current care center soon after. She follows instructions well and can put her toys away without reminders. She can also feed herself, speak in sentences, and call her friends names correctly. She is waiting for a family who has access to the resources she needs.

$2,773.80 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!


Shari updated pic Jan2014shari-2015Girl, born March 2011
Down syndrome; strabismus of both eyes

Oh my goodness, look at this sweet little fluffy-headed beauty!

This little cutie loves music! She receives rehabilitation services and while working on her sitting skills, started playing on the piano. She has made good progress since starting rehabilitation services. She does present with strabismus of both eyes along with Down Syndrome. Shari is a quiet, timid child with a ready smile. She loves to be cuddled and responds with laughter. Shari is waiting for a family who will help her develop and her caretakers believe that with a family’s care and hugs and kisses every day, she can live healthily and happily.

Update January 2014
Look how Shari has grown! She is now crawling and can stand on her own. Shari is also walking with assistance. She is quite a talker and is able to feed herself…although her caretakers have to watch her as she would much rather play than eat!

$10,008.60 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!


kristopher2015-3Boy, born September 2004
Cerebral palsy, spastic diplegia, mental delay, epileptic syndrome, crossed eyes.

Look at the bright smile on this handsome boy!  Kristopher has cerebral palsy and is cross-eyed, but would do so well in a family of his own!

From a family who met him in August 2015:  “This little boy is so sweet and loving. He wants nothing more than to be a part of a family. He is quiet and a bit more reserved than the other boys. But, once he gets used to you, he chatters away and looks for your response. He is very bright and pays attention. He seems to catch on to things quickly. He loves when I play music on my phone. I brought coloring books and crayons with me and he loves to color and show his work off to the adults around. While he has CP, his fine motor skills in his hands are very good. He sits and colors in meticulous detail. He loves when I praise his artwork and his smile just lights up his face! This boy will be a blessing to any family. All he wants is a mama and papa for him and to go to America. He asks all the time, ‘you mama, papa, America?’. I hate to leave him behind, but I know God has a plan for him.”

Update from someone who met him in summer 2013:
Kristopher is one of those wise old souls. He is very intelligent and loves it when adults come and visit him. He’s also quite the charmer – the head of Child Services for the region was so charmed with him she gave him a life-sized stuffed crocodile for a present! Kristopher loves his classes at the orphanage and always strives to please the teacher, and he has many friends. He also loves music – one of the other missionaries let him play with her harmonica the first day and every day after that he asked for “the thing that blows”. He has some strabismus and gets around well in his wheelchair. The director would love for a family to adopt him, and she says he would do well.

Update March 2014:
This kid is awesome!!!  He’s a very healthy weight, quite strong in his upper body (which appears to be not affected or just minimally affected by the CP), and although his spasticity in his legs is obvious, he still is able to stand from sitting in the wheelchair, and walk while pushing the wheelchair.  He rolls his own wheelchair, however, since the chair he is in is too big for him, and not designed to be self-propelled by the rider, he has to lean very far over one side to reach the wheel.  For those familiar with CP- his heel cords are tight and feet are pointed downwards.  He has very little ROM in the right foot, but some in the left.  He legs are “scissored”, with the right pulled slightly over the left, indicating involvement of the adductors in the spasticity.  He has tightness in his hamstrings. Without a full medical exam and some PT, I don’t know how much is just spasticity or whether it could be contractures- but even with those restrictions, he is still able to stand and walk some.  His torso seems strong and his neck does as well.  He is a very sweet boy- a bit shy and quiet in his responses at first (although he grinned and giggled the entire time, very pleased with the attention), but smart as well.  He very, very, very much wants a family- in fact, he is the one who heard we were there for our daughter, and found the director and begged her to bring his family to him as well.  He has great motivation to walk and move around, and very much wants to be a typical boy, but without the medical care for his CP, his options here are limited.  He is about the height of a typical 8 year old, but solid in weight.  He interacts well with the adults and children in the groupa, and seemed very appropriate (not overly affectionate or engaging) when he met new people.  He frequently looked to the familiar adults for confirmation that it was ok to talk to us and preferred their attention (which is good news when it comes to transferring attachment to a new family).  He is an adorable little guy with an engaging grin that just lights up his eyes, and he very much would love to have a family of his own.

From a family who met him in Dec 2014: He is eager to have, in his own words, “a mama and papa from America!” He is a very happy and sweet boy. He works one on one with a tutor. He enjoys the other children and music time, and was always trying to hold my hand.

Kristopher can be adopted with Collier, Dylan, Cambria and Tatumn. He and Collier are in the same groupa.

$1,776.30 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Curtis L23

boysillouettenophotoBoy, born February 2014

HIV positive. His treatment has been successful, HIV has become very weak in the blood – in the tests viral load is not found, progress of the disease will be easier to handle, there will be no complication, but maintenance therapy will be need for the rest of his life.

Curtis has blue eyes and light brown hair. He sits independently, crawls, gets up while holding to something, has started to walk. He grips toys tightly, puts different objects in his mouth, responds when someone speaks to him. The boy emits different sounds, actively participates in negotiations in his own language, plays both alone and with other children, wants adults to pay more attention to him. He has learned to show his dissatisfaction, drinks from the cup with an assistance, tries to grab a cup himself but he can’t eat independently yet.

A photo will be available to the family after USCIS approval.

$1,080.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Shane Zi

Shane RKBoy, born 2013
anal atresia, genital irregularity

Shane is an adorable boy with a great smile! He was abandoned at a hospital when he was only four days old. Shane was born with anal atresia and a genital deformity. He received surgery to correct his anal issue in his first month of life and has recovered well. He still needs diapers, but so do most children who aren’t yet two. Hopefully, he will have bowel and bladder control in the future.

Shane is walking well, says simple words, and is reported to have typical intellectual development. He is described as a cheerful and happy boy who likes to be held by his foster mom and likes playing with other children. Could Shane be the son you’ve been looking for?


Eriq 2

Boy, born 2008
HIV Positive/Perinatal Infection


Eriq’s health is stable and asymptomatic with favorable progress. Viral charge is undetectable and his lymphocytes CD4 are elevated. He has good adherence to TARGA treatment. His medical prognosis is favorable and he doesn’t have any other illness.

Eriq is a loving, helpful, and smiley child well adapted to his surroundings. He does independent activities according to his age. He is a participative and a cheerful child who likes to get the attention from adults, being able to show affection for people that he had known for a short time. He likes to kiss and being caressed. He is a playful and polite child with a manageable behavior.  He has a sister who was adopted in 2012.

His overall development is adequate for his age; however, it is important to strengthen his attention. He has adequate self-esteem for his age and he is emotionally stable. He has a tendency of emotional lability with low tolerance to frustration. This will be improved with the attention of loving and assertive parents that provide the affection and the education that he needs.

Because of his health condition it is important that he gets integrated to a family that has the personal sources, emphasizing the empathy, assertiveness, patience, tolerance and love. The family that adopts this boy must have sample knowledge of his background and his current health condition to understand his needs and provide the child the love and time that he requires and to be involved in his medical care.

Eriq is currently available for adoption and waiting for his forever family! The central authority in the children’s country of origin are the legal custodians and guardians of the children and Open Door has been given the privilege to assist in finding permanent homes for these children. Agency has photos and videos and will be happy to share them with an interested family.

$225.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!


Olena (5) Olena (2)Girl, born 2013

Good development level for her age. Sociable and cheerful child with good appetite; she doesn’t like to be alone and even though she enjoys playing with other kids, prefers the company of an adult. She is communicative. Currently attends an early stimulation classroom showing good interaction with her peers.

Language is adequate for her age, pronouncing some words, phrases and short sentences. Adequate psychomotor development. Walks and runs alone in a coordinated way; good balance, she tries to stand up with one foot, moves around freely, goes up and down stairs with support, builds towers with 3 blocks, executes simple commands; has an adequate fine psychomotor development.

Depends on the closeness of an adult (caretaker), doesn’t like to be alone, shows affection and likes to play with other kids. Shows an adequate development in all areas for her age.

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

Tiya #11-45

TiyaAge: 8

Diagnosis: Massive destruction of the brain matter, sub-cortical cysts, cortical atrophy; Infantile cerebral palsy – spastic quadric paresis; Symptomatic epilepsy; Hypotrophy; Premature puberty

This little girl has significant delays in all aspects of her development. She will turn her eyes and head in reaction to someone speaking to her. She stops crying if someone calls her name. She follows objects with her eyes.

$230.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Nels #496


nels-2015-3-croppedAge: 8
Down syndrome, significantly delayed neuropsychological development, profound mental delay, delayed physical development.

UPDATE NOV 2015: Nels has learned to walk! He still needs some assistance going up and down steps, but is continuing to improve his gross motor skills. He manipulates with toys by knocking them one against the other, looking at them and studying them, rolling them, etc. He smiles when contacted, pronounces separate syllables and imitates short melodies. He picks up toys, looks at them, studies them and manipulates with them. He fits in simple forms. He eats table food (pureed). He is now being potty trained. He goes to school and has an IEP (the classes take place in the orphanage). He is inquisitive and sociable. He is jealous of the team members if they pay more attention to the other children. He imitates different gestures and short melodies. He makes eye contact for a short time. He prefers to play with an adult or with the other children, instead of just observing.
Photos and videos from October 2015 are available through the agency.

Following the surgical intervention of his heart defect, his general condition visibly improves, he has a good appetite and he has started gaining weight.The boy smiles when involved in interactions. He produces syllables. He takes a sitting position independently. He stands up independently next to a fixed support. He grabs toys, examines them and manipulates with them. He walks in a baby walker and when held by one hand.

This boy has been making progress in all areas of his development. He takes a sitting position independently. He stands up independently next to a fixed support. He grabs toys, examines them and manipulates with them. He walks in a baby walker and when held by one hand. The boy smiles when involved in interactions. He produces syllables.

$2,059.30 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Barbara #1-27

Barbara_Nov 2015 Barbara2_Nov 2015Age: 15
Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy that primarily impacts her legs

Barbara has reduced fees through the agency.

Barbara just turned 15 years old. She independently maneuvers her wheelchair, goes to the bathroom independently, eats independently, and performs self-help tasks without assistance. Her communication skills are well developed for her age, she has a steady attention span, and does not appear to have any cognitive delays. She is in the 9th grade in public school with an IEP. Videos from November 2015 show her communicating and answering questions appropriately. She is able to talk about her favorite music, TV shows, preferences, etc.
Barbara is a wonderful young lady who has very limited time left to find an adoptive family. Though she’s been registered for adoption since she was very young, her file had never been reviewed until now. Despite how well she is doing cognitively and with her self-help skills, if she is not adopted, she will end up in an adult mental institution once she ages out of the group home.


From one of our families who visited in May 2015: “She is so very smart, patient, and helpful with the younger kids. Her and another teenage girl were watching a dvd of a teenager that had been adopted from their orphanage. She expressed wanting a family but that she thought no one would want an older girl, especially one in a wheelchair. She is beautiful in every way. She is very attentive and polite. She would sit and do crafts for hours and did not hesitate to try and use English.   She has the most precious smile and I would love for her to understand how incredible she is.   She would observe and take everything in and then apply it in perfect context. We took her gifts when we went for pick up. She could not understand why we brought her gifts, blushed the entire time, and could not stop saying thank you. When she hugs you, she hangs on for a bit…. like she wants to be able to remember it. “

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.

Aimey #1-28

Aimey_Nov 2015 Aimey2_Nov 2015Age: 13
Diagnosis: Osteochondrodysplasia (dwarfism)

Aimey has reduced fees through the agency.

After birth, Aimey was placed in an orphanage for children with brain damage and then transferred at age 4 to a notorious mental institution. She has lived her entire life in settings where she had no chance to develop her cognitive skills or any true life experiences simply because they looked at her medical diagnosis and assumed that she could not learn. The mental institution where she lived for over 10 years was recently closed and she is now living in a group home where she has the chance to attend school and learn life skills. As a result of all of the years of living in an inappropriate environment, Aimey is considered moderately delayed, though it is believed that the cognitive impairments are all a result of her environment. She now has a limited time to find a family before she will “age out” and be sent to an adult institution to live out the rest of her life.

Aimey moves around independently and walks on her own. She goes up and down stairs while holding on to the rails. She is not confident when throwing and catching a ball. The fine motor skills are developed, though they don’t correspond to the norms for the age. She aligns several blocks one next to the other. She tries to fit in figures by imitation. Her favorite toy is a form for sand. She memorizes after many repetitions and for a short time. Her thinking is specific and visual. Her notions and concepts are in the process of forming. She doesn’t recognize her colors and shapes. The emotional tone of the child is positive. She is well adapted in the group of children. She plays with the children and doesn’t seclude. She participates in group activities. She loves going to school. When she wants to establish a contact with an adult, she looks at them and persistently watches them for a long time, laughs, waives for “hello” and “bye”. She eats independently with a spoon and is not picky. She drinks from a cup on her own. She can undress independently but needs help for dressing. She is interactive and seeks attention from the adults.

Photos and videos from November 2015 are available through the agency.

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

Owen #11-41

Owen 2014 (1)Boy, 6 years
Diagnosis: Von Willebrand disease, epilepsy, strabismus and delayed neuropsychological development.

Owen has been diagnosed with Von Williebrand disease and as a result is also anemic from the bleeding episodes. He is also reported to be very hyperactive and he’s currently being given medication to help calm him down so that he can focus better. The hope is that this will also reduce some of the bleeding episodes. His development is delayed, though he’s recently started making more developmental progress just to a change in his current environment. He walks and tries to run. He eats from a spoon. He is beginning to babble and make sounds. He plays in the children’s play room and enjoys going on walks with caregivers. He receives wilate treatments as needed for his condition.

Update 2014:   He has stable and consistent weight gain; walks stably and tries to run; produces random sound combinations; follows simple instructions; loves it when someone sings to him; builds up a pyramid of elements; plays with toy cars.

$191.20 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!


Delia update (1)

post-op and happy!

Delia update (2)Girl, born July 2011
Post op congenital heart defect; Post op cleft lip/cleft palate; microphthalmia of left eye

Delia is a quiet, timid girl, who so needs a family to bring her out of her shell! When agency staff visited her orphanage last year, she quickly became engaged in the toys they brought out, stacking blocks into a very tall tower and giggling when it toppled over! Her motor skills are normal, she is able to walk well on her own, run, jump, and go up and down stairs while holding the railing, even though sometimes she’s afraid of heights. Her language is delayed as it’s difficult for her to speak clearly due to an unrepaired cleft lip and palate, but she understands caregivers instructions, and is able to express her needs. She can feed herself and put on her own shoes, but needs help getting dressed. An introverted little girl, she can be shy sometimes, but is very close with her caregivers and likes to be held. She gets along well with other children, but is also able to play independently. When she sees other children are crying she’ll go over and pat them gently to comfort them, and helps the caregivers with chores like picking up garbage. Her favorite toys are stuffed animals, and she especially enjoys playing outdoors and dancing to music. She had a surgery for her heart condition in October 2012; she recovered well from surgery and rarely gets sick. One of her eyes is smaller and has poor vision, but the vision in her other eye is normal.

Delia was just part of a Cleft repair program and just had her cleft surgery in April of 2015.

$3,953.79 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!



EddieBoy, born March 2009
Down syndrome

Update from April 2015:  Eddie is lively and active. He likes to play games that are a lot exercise, such as: run, jump, crawl, throw, walk balance, turn a somersault, leap over, etc. When there is a climbing activity, he can climb up to the top very fast. He looks so happy when he gets to the top, keeps waving to his friends. He’s very flexible. During Swing activities, his balance is the best. He loves to throw balls. Every time they come to the play ground, the first thing he does is grab a basketball and shoot it into the basket. when he made it, he claps for himself and raise his thumb up, encourage himself “well done”. Eddie has learned many hand basic skills, such as: paper cutting, drawing, button up, fold towel. He can draw a sun, the various lines and circles. His hand control ability is good. He learned to color in right place evenly. He is very interested in using scissors. He can cut straight line or cut the paper into small pieces. Eddie can correctly discriminate big and small, tall and short. He can correctly classify according to different colors and shapes. During the game “find friends for the numbers” or puzzle games, he can find the right place for the numbers or pictures quickly. He loves reading. He likes to share with other when he read something he’s interested in. and he can read for a long time. When he’s learning children songs, he following the teacher word by word. He pronounces clearly. He’s is very interested in learning children’s song/nursery rhymes. But he can’t speak a complete sentence yet. He can say hello to visitors on his own. He attends group activities and he loves to give performances. Right now he’s attending special education class in the welfare center. Now he is very interested in music. He dances with music and choreographs himself. He can draw simple pictures on his own and color them. When they build blocks, he’s also very creative. He can use bathroom himself. He can feed himself snacks. He helps teacher to clean up the classroom, etc.

$1.80 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!


Annabelle March2014aAnnabelleGirl, born July 2009
Amblyopia (both eyes); congenital nystagmus (both eyes)

Annabelle is a beautiful little girl. Her caregivers report that she is blind, but can see some light and objects. She will giggle and smile when a camera flash goes off, so it does appear that she can see light. Annabelle’s development is delayed, but from caregiver reports, she spends most of her time in a crib or in one area. So it is quite possible that some of her delays are from institutionalization.

From an update in late 2012, Annabelle is able to sit and stand with support and can play while on her stomach. She is a quiet child who does not communicate much. She may need to have her hearing checked. She has never seen an eye doctor. Annabelle needs a family who can get her in to see medical specialists. Are you the family who can giver her the attention she needs and deserves so she can blossom and reach her full potential?

March 2014 update
Annabelle shows delays and can only see light. She is very outgoing and enjoys playing with kids and adults. In a current video, she can be seen standing up as well as trying to repeat a few words. Annabelle loves hugs!

$562.51 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!


KaleyGirl, born 2014
Congenital heart defect

Kaley will be two years old in January. She was left at the gate of the orphanage when she was one month old. She’s diagnosed with a congenital heart defect (atrial septal defect and leak in her tricuspid valve). When she was six weeks old, she underwent a procedure to have a heart valve dilated with a balloon. A US cardiologist who reviewed her file says that may be all she needs, or she may need surgery to repair the valve and the hole in the wall between the two top chambers of her heart. Recently, the orphanage reports that Kaley’s activities are restricted to non-strenuous ones and her lips are a little blue, so an adoptive family should anticipate that she will likely need some cardiac work in the future.

Kaley is walking and talking and is reported to have typical mental development. She is described as a gentle child who likes listening to music and sharing her toys with other children.

Kaley needs a family of her own. Can you be her mom?

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


MacKenzieGirl, born June 2000

Her medical diagnoses are Cerebral Palsy
severe spastic tetraparesis with disordered motor function mild mental delay
compound hypermetropic astigmatism

Please, find attached a photo of the girl we want to list for adoption. She is a wonderful person, very kind, friendly, tender, careful, tolerant and patient. She needs a family ASAP. She will be 16 in June 2016.

She was in a special health resort last summer, and the psychologist of that facility said she is ready and needs a family ASAP! She was begging to find a family to this girl.

Please, please, please! We have to find a family to this child before she is aged out!

$9000 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!


Andy, CHAC, 2_07Andy RKBoy, born 2007

Andy, age 8, was found abandoned when he was three months old. He was born with a meningocele and hydrocephalus, for which he received surgery when he was 9 months old. Other than a few scars, he’s in great health now. He has complete bowel and bladder control.

Andy has had a difficult road on his adoption journey. He visited the US for a few weeks in our Summer 2014 Bridge of Hope hosting program, and stayed with a host-only family in South Carolina. His host mom described him as “sweet as a kitten” and a “great, great happy kid” from the moment he wakes up each day. He was very affectionate, giving lots of hugs and kisses, and did everything asked of him. He loves to swim and got used to the family’s dogs. He also loved food—waffles, corn on the cob, watermelon, shrimp, and noodles—and even a July 4th hot dog. His host family found Andy to be strong, brave, kind and mature. He enjoyed family activities including long hikes, puzzles and math games and piano practice.

A family met Andy during his visit and decided to move forward with his adoption. Over the course of a year, they had several starts and stops on their adoption paperwork and just this week decided that they will adopt domestically instead.

We visited Andy in China at the end of June. He lives with a foster family, with whom he is very attached. He knew he was in the process of being adopted and several months ago his school had a celebration/farewell party for him in anticipation of his upcoming adoption. Now he will have to start school again in the fall, with no adoption prospects at present.

Andy is a laughing, funny, talkative boy who loves playing with other children and helping them. He’s also an entertainer who enjoys making people laugh. He really needs an adoptive family!

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


Guardian AngelEden (2) Eden was born in June 2007 and has been diagnosed with kyphoscoliosis with rotation and lordosis of the fourth degree. The position of some of her internal organs deviates slightly from the norm and some of her organs are a little smaller than typical because of her skeletal differences. However, her major organs appear to be healthy and working according to their function.Eden (1)

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

Eden would benefit greatly from proper medical treatment and therapies under the loving wings of a dedicated forever family.

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

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

Update October 2014: Eden has been moved to an older child orphanage. Her caretakers are pleased with her and describe her as a very smart girl.

From a family who met Eden in May 2015:

Eden is a spirited girl who appears to be very happy most of the time. Physically, Eden is able to get around well, despite her disability. She can go up and down stairs, do all her own self-care (so I heard/did not observe). On the playground, I saw her run, climb up stairs, crawl through a tunnel and go down a slide.

She is very tiny, about the size of a 2-3 year old and about 25 lbs when I met her. But, the orphanage doctor says she hasn’t had any heart issues, or respiratory problems and no hospitalizations. She is fully toilet trained (again, what I was told). Her fine motor skills seem mostly on target. She was able to string beads and learned how to open/close files on a computer.

Social and emotional skills are a bit of a challenge at times for Eden. She is very excited to see people and very affectionate. However, she can be strong-willed and sassy. In these areas, Eden seemed to me to be about 4 years old. Intellectually I heard she is bright but she is definitely several years behind same age peers, certainly in the U.S. She knew some colors and counting but is unable to read or write.

I am certain Eden would benefit by having a family, especially one where she could have a lot of focused attention. Aside from her medical needs, she would need assistance with academic skills and help learning how to be a “family girl.”

There are several hospitals in the U.S. that have the ability to surgically straighten her spine (by inserting rods that can be adjusted) to some degree (we were told maybe to 50 degrees/her curve now is probably 90-100). We were told by an orthopedic surgeon that because her internal organs are small, she won’t ever have full cardio-vascular capacity–this means she can tire out more easily than age peers, but it doesn’t mean she can’t enjoy playing and most activities other children like.

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

An agency grant of $2082 is available to the family adopting Eden after a successful registration trip.

$232.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!


BoltonBoy, born Feb 2004
Spina Bifida

This is Bolton and he is 10 years old and he has Spina Bifida. He does need a little help getting around, but Bolton does whatever he can. Sometimes he looks like Spiderman as he whizzes past his friends in the hallways! Bolton is very friendly and loves being active. He just visited the United States for the first time and really enjoyed his stay with his host family. Bolton would love to be able to return someday with a family of his own.​

$1,327.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!


Flint (4)Flint (1)Boy, born October 2012
Post-op congenital heart defect

Flint is diagnosed as having post-op congenital heart defects (PA with VSD, ASD, and PDA) and amblyopia of both eyes (advised to wear glasses). He is described as active, extroverted, lovely and has normal limb and intellectual development. He enjoys listening to music and he has a ready smile. Once you look at him, he will smile back at you. He enjoys running and playing. Flint knows the names of the parts of his body, such as: eyes, mouth, ears, hands and feet, etc. He had surgery to correct his heart defects in November of 2013. In December of 2013, he was put in a foster family. He sleeps well, though he likes having his older foster brother near him when he is sleeping. If he loses sight of his foster mother, he will cry. Flint can call mama, baba, nainai, yeye, gege etc. He can understand all words that adults say to him. When his foster father returns home from work, he will go to the door to welcome him back and will ask to cuddle with him. When his foster father cuddles and teases him, he will laugh out loud. Flint has a good appetite. His foster mother helps feed him. His older foster brother has cerebral palsy and cannot reach out his hands to get a snack on the table. Flint will get the snack for him and put the food into his mouth. Sometimes his brother accidentally bites his finger when he gets the food in his mouth and then he will cry. It seems Flint would do very well with older siblings!




march updated photoBoy, born 2013
post-operative congenital cataracts, resolved CHD

Shepard was recently disrupted in country 🙁
During the first 24 hours Shepard appeared to have very little visual acuity and be withdrawn. It’s not known if his withdrawn behavior was due to the stress of the transition, institutional behavior (he had some self soothing especially when put in the crib) or because he is somewhere on the autism spectrum. He needs a family who is going to work through all of this, and be okay with his unknown level of vision.

Although his privacy name is Shepard, this wee fellow is more like a lovely little lamb. What a fun little boy who likes to play. He likely relives his active day at night as he sometimes will smile in his dreams. He is described as sweet, curious, engaging, beloved, and sometimes stubborn. Shepard entered the SWI as a newborn and was diagnosed with congenital heart disease. At a year old, a new ultra sound showed that his heart had resolved itself of disease without surgery. He did have surgery to correct congenital cataracts at 4 months of age. He now reportedly can see balls in front of him and even little chicks running in the grass when he goes outside so it appears he has vision. The exact degree of his vision is not stated however.

Shepard’s reports from 5/2014 when he was 12 months old share:
A physical exam when he entered the orphanage found he had congenital heart disease.
Shepard’s skin was a bit dark, and on top of that he had congenital heart disease. When he entered the orphanage he was always crying, and each time he would cry until he was out of breath. Under the meticulous care of the nannies, the number of occurrences of his heart disease showing effect has lessened.

When this little guy first entered the orphanage, his appetite was particularly good. When he drank his milk, he knew to use his hands to support the bottle and slowly drink his milk. He would finish it completely and afterward give a big burp and a toothless smile. Then he would lay down his head and sleep, and sometimes he would smile in his dreams.

Shepard is very sweet. When lying on his stomach, he can lift his head and look forward. His personality is somewhat introverted and very quiet; he likes to listen to soft music when he sleeps. He sucks his fingers and makes “ng ng, ah ah” sounds. Shepard likes brightly colored toys, and when the nanny waves a red ball in front of him, he will happily wave his hands and feet.

When Shepard wakes up, he will first roll around in his crib and then cry out. When he hears the nanny’s footsteps, his crying will decrease, and when she arrives at his crib, he will immediately stop crying. He uses his cries to tell the nanny he wants to get up. With the nannies’ ceaseless care, little Shepard’s heart condition has already recovered, and this time when another cardiac ultrasound was done, it was completely normal, which is wonderful.

Shepard’s favorite thing is to play outside. Whenever he sits in the little car to go outside, he looks all around, his eyes unblinkingly taking everything in. When he sees a little chick running, his eyes stare with a very surprised expression. Now he is working hard to learn how to sit. When the nanny first started to teach him to sit, he would angrily straighten his legs, completely uncooperative with the nanny. But the nanny encouraged him with food, and as time slowly passed, Shepard was not so resistant. Later he would smile happily as he practiced sitting, waiting for the nanny to give him food. He is a great kid.

We hope that Shepard will soon find a family and have a happy and joyful life.

$3,600.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Marla #4-1

Marla (1)Girl, less than a year old
Diagnosis: CT scan at 1 month old showed external hydrocephalus and brain stem hypoplasia. Neurosurgeon recommended a follow up scan at 1 year old to check brain development and solidify an accurate medical diagnosis.

Marla can roll over, support herself on her elbows and hands to lift herself up while controlling her head. She reaches for toys, and shakes them to make noise once she has them in her hand. She is very responsive to interactions from adults and laughs out loud when they play with her. She eats and sleeps well and is gaining weight at an appropriate rate for her age.

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.