Julie updated photo (1)Julie (1)Girl, born March 2012 PRC
Down syndrome, Congenital heart defect

Julie has a big smile with huge dimples! She plays well alone and is known by her caregivers as being smart, lovely and pleasant. She is a strong little girl who can stand with help. She likes to play hide and seek and giggles when teased. Her favorite toys are those that make noise when shaken. Julie has also been diagnosed with a heart condition.

UPDATE March 2015:
The orphanage says this little cutie has made big progress. She is the only girl in her orphanage and is loved by all the nannies.
Julie grows happily. She can take food to eat, can play with toys alone, and her hands are flexible. She smiles beautifully with dimples.Julie plays, watches cartoon movies after have meals Julie is a smart, lovely and a pleasant girl.

$2,654.70 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

mathis40710130119 Mathis (1)Boy, born 2013
Multiple congenital arthrogryposis, internal hydrocephalus, open oval window

updated pics Jan 2015 and medical info:
Multiple congenital arthrogryposis, thymic hypoplasia, hypoplasia of abdominal wall muscles, crossed eyes, additional chord in the heart.

He had surgery. He is developing well. Smart boy. Needs out asap.

$243.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

ella7 ella 01Hope (previously listed as “Ella”), is a precious 7 year old who desperately needs a family. Hope has poly-malformative syndrome; Infantile cerebral palsy – spastic quadric paresis to severe degree; Symptomatic epilepsy; Pseudo-bulbar paresis; Impossible gait; Cleft lip and cleft palate; Congenital cardiac malformation – intervalvular defect, hemodynamically insignificant; Delay in the neuro-psychical development.

Hope doesn’t walk, doesn’t talk, and eats through a tube. The correction of the cleft lip and palate is not finished. When talked to, she turns her head to the direction of the sound. She is put in a special verticalizer for longer periods of time. She holds up a toy put in her hand and manipulates with it for a short time. She reaches out to a hanging toy if it has attracted her interest; she pats it and shakes it. Hope pronounces quiet vowels sometimes to express positive emotions. She demonstrates emotional reactions with non-verbal means. She follows the movements of the adult with a look and by turning her head and makes long eye contact. She smiles when talked to and to tactile stimulation on her hands and cheeks, but only to some adults.

More photos of sweet Hope available.

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

Douglas (2)Boy, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Douglas is one years old. He is living a VERY happy life at the foster care center. Douglas has been diagnosed with Trisomy 21 / Down Syndrome, but that doesn’t stop him from stealing the show as well as the hearts of all who meet this handsome boy. He is extremely charismatic and loves to smile. He has an easy-going personality and charms all that come in contact with him. He is learning to sit up on his own and walk by himself.

 

Ryan update (1)Boy, born July 2010

Down syndrome, congenital heart defect (repaired), mild asthma

Sweet boy!  He was left at birth, due to his Down syndrome diagnosis.

Ryan update (2)

 

Update as of March 2013:
the boy walks and eats without any help, is interested in everything, pronounces single parts of the words, understands and implements some instructions. Hep B. And A vacsinations performed, pneumo vacsinations performed

Update April 2015:

Ryan is an independent child – he eats without help and dresses and undresses himself. He understands instructions, but does not always implement them. Sometimes he is stubborn. He pronounces syllables, but not yet clearly and tends to express with signs his wishes. He concentrates his attention only when he likes the activity. He likes musical activities and participates in them as well – dances, plays the rhythm with his hands, tries to sing, plays with rattle. He likes to dance, watch cartoons, to draw, look into books. His sleep is well. Likes to wash him. He wears the glasses. Ryan is friendly and plays with other children. He is loving and friendly with adults.

$2,421.46 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

TheresaGirl, born March 2012
PRC
Cerebral palsy

Theresa may take a little while to warm up to strangers, but once she does she is quick to smile! You will smile at her sweet face and fabulous bouncy pigtails. She loves any toys with music or sound, as well as looking at books. A good little mimic, she often imitates adults; for instance when she sees adults drinking water, she will pick up a cup and pretend to drink too! She understands instructions and will follow simple commands. She can use motion and gestures to express her needs, and can speak simple two word phrases, such as “I want.” She also calls for people, using “mama” or “nanny.” She is diagnosed with cerebral palsy, and receives rehab training once a week. As of August she could walk a few steps with assistance, and stand with support from caregivers. She was living with a foster family for a while; and may or may not be still there at the time of this writing.

There is a $4000 Child Grant that may be available to families through the agency.

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

Eli

Eli 2A Eli Photo 3 - Dec-2014A

Eli was born via C-section in October 2014. He does not have forearms and hands and is also missing his right foot and lower leg. There are no restrictions in movement in the existing joints of his limbs. His spine is straight.

Eli is an alert little boy who makes eye contact and tracks objects with his eyes. He drinks from a bottle and appears to be developing well cognitively.

Update March 2015: Eli seems to be doing well. He does have both of his elbow joints, but no knee joint in his right leg.

Additional information, photos and video available by request directly from the agency.  Married couples only.

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

LaytonGuardian AngelBoy, born March 2010
PRC
Post-op Spina bifida, cryptochidism

Layton is cheerful, lively and loves to laugh! He has had steady physical and since having his surgery. He is able to control his urination and defecation after having had the surgery and toilets independently. He currently attends preschool and his mental development is comparative to his peers.He can feed himself, brush his teeth and dress/undress himself. Layton likes sports activities such as running, climbing and jumping. He can move quickly and has a lot of energy. Layton has about 1000 words in his vocabulary, he can speak clearly and fluently and he likes to sing simple songs. He knows his gender, and he knows the names of his classmates and teachers. Layton likes to spend time with his friends and is willing to share with his friends and take turns with toys.

$82.81 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

celinaGirl, born 2012

Hep. C (last test, third one was negative), congenital malformation of upper jaw and cleft hard palate

Very nice girl, good development

 

CLaireAge:5
Diagnosis: Down syndrome and asthma

Claire is now living in a group home. She is completely toilet trained, is learning to feed herself and making progress in all areas of her development. She has just recently started learning to walk and has speech and delays in motor skills that are common in children with Down syndrome. She is described as happy, sociable and that she reacts with displeasure when she doesn’t get her way.

 

Joseph Drawing JosephBoy, born Oct 2001
PRC
postoperative congenital cleft lip and palate neoplasty

Joesph needs to be adopted PRIOR to his birthday in October 2015!

From someone who met him in 2013:
Joseph is an older boy I met this past July who lives in a foster care apartment within his orphanage with two older sisters and three younger siblings. He attends a middle school in the area. Joseph excels in his Art classes and his art is displayed around his foster home and the walls of his bedroom. His foster mom was very proud of his accomplishments and made sure we didn’t leave without seeing his Artwork first! Joseph seemed a little shy but we were told he does hope to be adopted. I imagine he would smile a lot more after some braces. He may be a little self conscious of his teeth but his face lights up when he talks about his Artwork and I was able to catch a small shy smile.

 

$1,088.08 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!

sarahGirl, born 2014
Neurosensorial hearing loss , bilateral

 

 

 

wetherby April 2015Wetherby (1) Boy, born 2008
Down syndrome

Update April 2015: He is little and really cute, and we are told he is smart and very high functioning

From a family who met Wetherby in Jan 2015:

He is a sweet little kid! He loves to dance and loves music. He is incredibly tiny for his age and definitely needs a family’s love and care to help him grow. He is in the same group as Rebecca. They frequently dance together to music the caregivers will play for them on the TV.

 

*** Wetherby can be be adopted with REBECCA, if a family is interested and approved in their home study.  ***

$2,575.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Barnaby (1)Boy born November 2013Barnaby (2)
Down syndrome with auricle partition defect, speech delay, and hearing aid.
This child is strong and active. Barnaby has very good eye contact and always smiles when is spoken to. He is wearing a hearing aid which has improved his hearing a lot. He is crawling and tries to stand against the furniture. He pronounces syllables and is started to talk in his language. He is always very curious, observes and follows the adults face and mimicks them.

He is interested in toys and objects and he knows how to manipulate them. His attention concentration during music class is very good. The boy knows his staff members and strangers. He is eating food designated for the allergic children. He has started to try to eat hard food by himself and can drink from a cup with help. Our facilitator says that he is very healthy and that his developmental performance is very good.

$378.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

 

Devin6 Girl, born March 2010
PRC
deaf, post-op Congenital heart disease (VSD)

From someone who met her and spent quality time with her: Devin is just full of personality. She likes to play with blocks and loved the fruit snacks we brought. She has a sweet tooth. Devin is compassionate to the children in her room. When she sees someone who is crying, she will go over and pat them. She tries to comfort them. She is attached to her caregivers and likes to be with her favorite caregiver. Devin enjoys being held and hugged. She seemed to understand what we were asking her to do. She followed our gestural communication. She was able to sit on the floor and play then get up and walk and run too! Devin also scribbled on the paper as we encouraged her to do.

Devin Collage

Devin’s file states that she has a good appetite and that her favorite foods are cookies and candy. She has a pair of watery eyes and she is a lovely girl. She is shy and a little bit timid. She is nervous with strangers, but will open up slowly. She likes playing with blocks and watching tv. Though she can’t hear it, she seems to understand what is going on. Devin was sent to live with a foster family on Sept. 15th, 2011, but due to her hearing loss, they brought her back to live in the orphanage on April 18th, 2012. When Devin came back into the care of the orphanage, she started receiving cognitive rehabilitation training twice a week, one hour each time. She is still receiving this training.

 

Devin’s mental development is the same as other orphanage kids the same age. She will make the sound of “ah” when she is crying or screaming. She does not make sound generally. She is under language therapy for deaf children (two lessons a week, one hour each time), but she has not made much progress. In daily life, we found that she is very moody and often gets cranky. On 11/12/2014, she was taken to a Mental Health Center for an exam and the doctor prescribed Olanzapine- 1/4 pill twice a day(morning and afternoon). Her orphanage said she is stubborn and that because she cannot hear, it is hard for her to communicate with other people . Once she meets someone new, she is not so happy and she will get mad and cry. If people she knows take her to play, she will be very happy and smile. Devin walks well and can run. She can walk upstairs by holding the rail. When she walks downstairs, she needs to hold the hand of an adult and the rail with her other hand. She can put on and take off her clothes, shoes, and socks.

What Devin really needs is a loving family of her own who signs and who can teach her sign language so she has a way to communicate with other people. The language training she is receiving won’t help her much because she can’t hear. Anyone would be frustrated, crabby, and stubborn in an environment like that with no way to communicate with others. And the medication- that is not necessary and could potentially be causing other problems. Her stubbornness should be viewed in a positive light because it shows she has not given up- she is a fighter. This girl will grow and change by leaps and bounds once in a family and once learning a language of her own…Devin needs out!

$443.25 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Breena (2)

Breena (1)Girl, born August 2011
PRC
Down syndrome, mild B Thalessemia

Breena is 3 years old, and adorable! She has Down syndrome, with no known heart issues. Her medical states she has mild B Thalessemia which requires no transfusions. Her motor skills and language are a bit behind her peers, which is to be expected. She is quiet, smart, and loves to play with her friends. Breena is a sweetheart! She is ready for her family!

$36.52 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

30728131752 2RaulBoy, born November 2002

From a family who met him, May 2014:
Raul is a very engaging young man.  He is full of smiles and really likes learning English.  He has a few words and some sentences already his belt.  He will try to have a conversation with you and will repeat what you say in an effort to understand you.  He prefers to be in the presence of adults verse many of his peers.  He is very professional in a business-like manner when he speaks with you and how he dresses.  You will often find him in his school uniform.  He loves to carry around his green brief case with a frog on it.  He is ready to make a deal.  He is not one to be found playing sports or soccer on the field but engaging in conversation or helping the adult supervisors in the boarding school.  He is very well liked by the staff and helpful to them.  He loves swimming and just being near you.  He is very receptive to hugs and willing to give and take them.  He is one to grab your hand, hold it while you walk and it just makes his day!

 

From a family who met him in April 2015:
this boy is so so sweet!! he approached our facilitator begging for a family! He wants a family so much. He met her at the gate with some chestnut flowers and said “please find me a family, I am a good boy”
We saw him working around the orphanage. He is amazing! Please find him a family!!!

$229.30 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

 

Felicia (1) Felicia (2)Girl, born January 2012
PRC
Cerebral palsy, bilateral corneal leukoma, congenital heart disease, congenital nerve deafness

Felicia is an energetic and adorable little girl. She really likes to cling to her nannies. Each time she sees them, she will extend her little hands and want the nannies to hold her. She is also rather sensible. When the nannies are busy, she will cleverly go to the side and play on her own, sometimes raising her little head to look and then continuing to play in her own little world.

Little Felicia has rehabilitative training every day in the mornings and afternoons, so that she is able to become more agile. She has congenital nerve deafness. She does not respond to her name, and she cannot hear someone calling her from behind or from another room. She has not been potty trained and cannot go to the bathroom on her own. When the nannies play with her, she is really adorable and rather likes to smile, especially when she plays with light up toys. Help us find a forever family for this little angel!

 

Lynn (2) Lynn (1)Girl, born November 2013
PRC
coloboma of eyelids, congenital atretobelpharia, and nutritional anemia

Lynn is a little girl looking for her forever family. She really likes to play with her hands and with toys. She loves to receive hugs and kisses from her nannies, and her favorite toys are colorful little balls. Lynn is able to lie on her stomach and prop up her body. She has not had any surgeries for her eyes, and she is not given any medication. She can crawl and cannot stand yet. She has significant delays. She has coloboma of eyelids, congenital atretobelpharia, and nutritional anemia. Lynn’s vision has no abnormality; her eyes can track objects moving through her surroundings. Her eyes are very sensitive and produce a lot of tears. She lives in a small family unit inside of the orphanage. Be a part of Lynn’s story by helping us find Lynn a loving family!

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

janiceGirl, born 2011
Right lower limb shortening
Very good development, nice girl

 

Rosie (4)Girl, born July 2011
PRC
Down syndrome, hypothyroidism

*** Additional $4,000 agency grant also available ***

Rosie is an expressive little girl with Down syndrome, who makes faces like she’s a star in a drama! She was slow to grow and they found she had hypothyroidism. She has been on medication since August 2012, and has grown and developed a lot since then! Rosie is able to sit and crawl on her own, and especially enjoys rocking herself in a rocking chair. Sometimes she’s a little impatient when she sees caregivers feeding the other children, and will shout for attention, but is quickly comforted. By spring 2014 she was able to pull herself to standing on her own, and understood simple directions. When someone arrives to her class she will wave hello, and when her caregivers leave she blow them a kiss! Rosie can say “mama” and a few other simple words. Are you the mama she is waiting for?

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

svetagirl, born 2014
down syndrome

CLarice

Clarice 2014 2 Girl, born July 1999
Down syndrome

 

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

Clarice is so tiny; and she has many facial features of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, in addition to her Down syndrome.

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

 

Update from May 2014:
Clarice has a sunshine smile, twinkling eyes, and a unique set of needs, as she is the victim of at least one confirmed type of maternal substance abuse in addition to having Down Syndrome and scoliosis. She has spent the entirety of her almost-15 years of her life without the essential and nurturing maternal and paternal bond. She is a sweet-natured, not loud, strong, and curious child who is the size of a slender six year-old. She is cognitively about two years old. She IS able to obey the stern orphanage nannies, and enjoys massage, stroller rides, sensory activities if she is offered, joint stimulation, and can walk. Clarice can engage in purposeful play and follow basic instructions. She bear-crawls (think Jungle Book) many times, and really has a gentle disposition. Her eyes are innocent and kind, and her personality is gentle and sweet.

$21,627.30 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

OBoy, age: 2
Diagnosis: shunt placed at 2 months old due to hydrocephalus, delays in development

Kurt can sit unassisted and is learning to crawl. He smiles at favored adults and loves to cuddle. He enjoys playing interactive games with staff such as peek-a-boo. He will reach for toys and attempts to play with them once he has them (shakes them, explores what they do, etc). He turns his head toward noises and voices, but does not yet have any language skills.

Additional photos and videos 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.

Tyson CollageBoy, born Marh 2011
PRC
limb differences, lower limbs

It is impossible not to fall in love with 4 year old Tyson! He has the best smile, he is very easy-going, and super sweet. Agency staff met him in March and said he was one of their favorite kids and that he is personality PLUS! Tyson is diagnosed with a lower limb deformity- bilateral tibiofibula congenital malformations. This cutie is waiting for his family to find him. Are you his family?

From Tyson’s file: Tyson was found at the approximate age of 3 years old. He has normal intellectual development. He has an abnormal gait, but can walk without help. He started receiving preschool education right away and he can use words and terms well, He is independent when it comes to self-care and eating. He can take off and put on socks, shoes, and clothes on his own and he is potty trained. He can throw and kick balls and he likes the wooden rocking horse. He likes drawing and helping the other children. Tyson is outgoing, clever, and cute. He can get along well with the other children and he likes warm hugs, listening to music, singing, and dancing. When there is a familiar rhythm, he can dance with it and everyone applauds him.

This cutie is waiting for his family to find him. Are you his family?

$104.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

BlessingGirl, born 1999
Down syndrome

Blessing AGES out in June 2015!! A Family MUST file their I600A before her birthday in June or she will be LOST forever!!!

From a family who has met her:  She is very small physically and needs to be adopted right away while she still has time to grow and benefit from good nutrition and affection!! She appears very alert and bright, with a sweet personality!

From another family who met her:  This precious girl stole my heart. Whenever I saw her she was always so quiet, calm and very much to herself. I did not see her interact with other children but given the opportunity she will flourish!

From someone who met her in 2013: I met Blessing in 2013 while on a mission trip. I didn’t interact very much with her, but from what I saw of her she is extremely delayed. When she was not receiving physical therapy or in her Montessori-type class she was always in her little chair stimming by herself. I think she has institutional autism on top of her DS. She really needs a lot of love and care, and a family who understands how extensive her needs really are.

Blessing can be adopted with Kristopher, Brayden, Jett, Cambria, or Dylan.

 

A family with previous adoptive experience, of older children out of institutional settings, would be the best choice for Blessing.
$18,831.62 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

2011, Dec. 5th, KiraGirl, born December 2011
PRC
Down syndrome

Precious Kira recently turned three and is diagnosed as having Down Syndrome. Kira can hold her own cup to drink water and she can imitate adults. Though she understands simple language, she does not speak yet. Kira is described as mild and docile. She likes to get close to people and play with toys. She will wave her hands happily if you play with her. She is adorable and she gets along well with others. Kira likes to share toys and food with her friends! <3

The agency has videos where you can tell she has spunk and she knows how to give a high five too! She can army crawl like a champ and she has a beautiful smile! Can you stand the cuteness?

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

Henley (1)Boy, born December 2011Henley (2)-001
PRC
Down syndrome

This personable little guy is Henley. Henley is full of personality and loves to dance. He loves to listen to music and shake his body. His caretakers say that he has a good sense of rhythm. Though he does not have much language he is great at communicating his needs to his caretakers by pointing and shaking his head yes or no. This little guy loves to be active and has a hard time sitting still, but when gladly slow down for hugs and kisses. The lovely boy needs a forever family that will help him explore his world and shower him with love.

 

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

Greyham (4)Greyham (1)Boy, born August 2012
PRC
Sensitive special need

Greyham sounds like a total sweetheart! He is described as well behaved and sweet. He has a good appetite and is a good sleeper too. When Greyham was one, he saw his nanny picking up the phone and he would put his hand beside his ear and say “Wei” (hello). When his nanny was leaving the welfare institute, he would take shoes over to her. He loved playing hide and seek with other children. His favorite food was egg soup. As of December, he could say “mama (mother), nainai (grandma)” and could eat on his own. Greyham likes to go down the slide and to play with building blocks and stuffed animals. He enjoys watching cartoons and is interested in new things. He really likes to go to the garden and explore. Sounds like Greyham may have a green thumb! Greyham is a happy and lovely child. His nannies love him very much and say that he has a good character!

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

elianBoy, born 2014

Down Syndrome, no heart defect

Elian is developing well; it’s thought he may have mosaic DS but not confirmed.

 

 

Annie (3) Annie (2)Girl, born 2009
PRC
cerebral palsy, epilepsy

Annie was found abandon at 1 yr old. Her evaluation in July 2012 stated….. During the test the patient can smile when teased, muscular tension of whole body is high, can not keep her head vertical stably, when held to stand her feet is crossed, when lying on stomach she does not use her forearms to support, she can not roll over, can not sit alone.  She can not get things on her own initiative, can not evaluate her adaptability.

From someone who knows her:
She’s doing really well. She’s on medication to control her seizures and it’s working fine. I have never seen her have a seizure, but I believe it has happened occasionally when she has been febrile with a cold or virus. Of course, does need her medication to keep her stable.  She loves her wheel chair.

Annie’s personality is loving and sweet. She is happiest if somebody will just spend time with her – laughing playing and cuddling her. But she is not whiny when other kids are getting the attention either, so she would be a great fit for a large family. She just enjoys movement and action, whether it involves her, or is going on around her.  One of her favorite games is when you push her wheelchair really fast between two people – she laughs so much at this!

She’s bright and has a great understanding of everything, but cannot communicate verbally.

Her disability is definitely severe, but she is emotionally very healthy. We would so love to see her in a family. Eventually she will need to leave our home, as she is absolutely not palliative, and we desperately want to see that move take her to a loving home! She is really such a beautiful child. She is like sunshine, she warms everyone around her. Even though she is trapped inside a body which will not do what she needs it to do, the beauty of her personality will not be contained. If we can find a family who can manage her physical needs, they will be so blessed by this precious daughter. It makes me so sad to think of her future if she has to remain in  her birth country.

$302.85 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Vienna1 Vienna3Girl, born December 2013
Arthrogryposis

 

Isn’t Vienna a DOLL?  What a glowing face she has, despite her physical challenges!  The sweet girl has a very sad beginning, found abandoned on the street as a newborn.

Vienna is impacted physically in her upper and lower limbs.  Her fine motor skills are lower than typical.   She is able to sit up by herself, turn from side to side…she has good postural control of her head, neck and trunk.   Her lower limbs are in casts.

Vienna is very alert, friendly, smiley, and happy.  She makes good eye contact and is starting to speak/babble words.  Currently undergoing treatment, with a favorable diagnosis.  She enjoys when others give her cubes to play with.  She is highly recommended for adoption, and will do well in a family of her own.   The officials prefer a married couple for Vienna, with one parent who is home full-time.  They request families who have experience with special needs and the time to put into all of Vienna’s necessary surgeries.   Many corrective surgeries will be necessary ongoing.  Surgery to separate her fingers will be helpful.

 

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

cherie1 cherie2Girl, Born Dec 2009
Crouzon syndrome

Sweet Cherie …. she needs a family desperately! Picture on the left is from December 2012, on the right is from summer 2012.  Additional pictures available.

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

 

UPDATE OCT 2014:
She was born end of 2009. She was born via c-section and a full term baby with Aperts Syndrome and Hydrocephalus. She has had multiple surgeries to include a separation of both her pinkies from her other fused fingers. She uses her hands and feet very well to get what she wants. She had a shunt placed for her hydro as well. Soon after her first surgery the shunt failed and after some time they did a second surgery. The surgery did not go well and a significant amount of brain damage was sustained and the second shunt was not able to be placed as a result of the damage. She also has difficulty with sight. Mostly though she threw any toy or object near her. She crawls and scoots to get around and does not speak but makes noises. She seems to know her name but does not make eye contact when her name is called. We were told she likes “baby toys”- things with bright lights, colors, noise, and also that she likes music. She is able to eat regular soft foods but is spoon fed, she is able to use a sippy cup. She currently spends most of her time in her stroller. We were told that she is developmentally around 18 months but we think more like 8-10 months from what we saw in 3 hours. She is a very sweet wonderful little girl who needs a family who can meet her needs and love her well.

Update Jan 2015, from someone who knows Cherie: The current description of her underestimates her. Yes, she does have some brain damage, but she’s a very smart little girl. She definitely makes eye contact. She understands speech directed at her and what is said over her head. She has several “signs” that she has made up to show when she’s hungry or wants a drink. I only see her weekly, but she clearly knows me and responds to me. She cried when I left her today; she usually does. (I know, no normal person wants to see a child cry, but in this case, it’s a good sign.) I so want to see a family come for her!  If anyone is interested in adopting her, I would be very happy to correspond with them.

From a family who met her in early 2015:
This precious little girl is an absolute delight & would VERY MUCH benefit from a family! She is extremely loving ~ she’s able to receive & give love. She loves to be held and rocked and can easily form attachments.  She completely understands what her caregivers tell her and responds to their instructions. She DOES make eye contact when she is spoken to directly, especially when she hears her name & even when she hears her name being called from across the room. Upon hearing the word “juice” (which she loves), she immediately starts grabbing for a cup to drink. I imagine that it would not take her very long at all to understand English because she will be in a family teaching her with love ~ the one thing she consistently responds to!
She is also funny because she can be a little “stinker” with an attitude when she doesn’t get things she wants or things don’t go her way. I’m extremely happy about this b/c these are very healthy child personality traits.  Can you imagine what love, commitment, & nurturing from a FOREVER FAMILY can do for this sweet baby girl?!? Can you imagine how she will thrive?!? She is WORTHY and DESERVES a family!!

$10,066.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Annie May (1)Annie May (2)Girl, born February 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

Annie May is just 2 years old and likes to play with toys and listen to music. She is a darling little girl who is just beginning to walk. She likes playing with her peers and responds well to her care takers. She could just thrive in a family!

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

Isaiah-168x300-croppedBoy, born 2014
Down Syndrome

 

Baby bug!  

 

 

$69.30 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

 

Harry (1)Boy, born August 2006
PRC
Low vision

Harry has low vision but he can see quite a lot and he is very confident in his surroundings. He can see and recognize people and shapes, and he loves watching TV and playing with an iPad. His fine motor skills are good. Harry has lived in a foster home August 2013 that provides high quality care and education for orphans who are blind or visually impaired.He has lived with a foster family since he was young and he went to his local primary school. He is very clever and his school were worried that they didn’t have the resources to be able to teach him everything he wanted to know, so he came to his current program. A few days after he arrived, his teachers realized that he was too clever to still be at primary school and so he moved up to the higher program immediately. Harry is a lovely boy who charms everyone that he meets. He loves to talk! He is very active and likes to play, get picked up and start tickling matches. He is the King of tickling! He could easily go to a mainstream school and learn with sighted children.

$4.73 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Amelie Photo 2 April 2015 - April 2015AAmelie was born in May 2013 and has been diagnosed with hypochondroplasia and chondrodystrophy. Her heart and lungs are developed normally.

 

Amelie sits independently and walks when holding an adult’s hand. She is energetic and likes to play with colorful and noisy toys. Amelie is interactive and speaks in single words. She is emotionally engaged with her environment, caretakers and other children.

 

Bella (2) 20150225_112650Girl, born 2013
Down syndrome

 

Beautiful Bella was able to sit independently at the age of 1 year 2 months. She does not yet walk alone. She has delays in speech development. She is in a good general state.  Her emotional status is excellent- reacts to attention and hugs with a smile and shows discontent when she is not hugged.

The agency has additional pictures and adorable videos available!

$162.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Abigail Photo 16 Nov-2014 - Nov 2014 - AAbigail Photo 1 - April 2014

Abigail was born in June 2011 and has been diagnosed with spina bifida, scoliosis, and hydrocephalus for which she has received a shunt. Abigail also takes medication for epilepsy, but has not had any seizures since beginning treatment. She has strabismus.

Abigail is a bright and engaging child. She speaks in complete sentences, explores, and knows exactly what is asked of her. Abigail is interested in everything, likes to talk on the phone, plays with toys, and sings. She is known as the social butterfly of her orphanage, always smiling and joyful.

Abigail is able to use her hands very well, moves around freely on the floor and sits unassisted. She may sometimes struggle with solid food because she does not chew very well, but reportedly has no trouble eating cookies and candy. While Abigail is very vocal, not all of the words in her vocabulary are completely clear to understand.

Update April 2015: Abigail was examined again by her orthopedist and her diagnoses of spina bifida (myelomeningocele) with severe congenital scoliosis and paralyzed right lower extremity were confirmed. Her doctor believes that she may be able to walk in the future with crutches/walker and braces, but that she needs surgery soon to stop the progression of her scoliosis. Abigail’s doctor describes her as a beautiful and bright little girl who would bring happiness to any family.

From a family who met her in March 2015: Abigail is a beautiful girl with a bright personality and the cutest voice. She is very talkative and likes attention. She is able to use her arms to propel herself on the ground and feed herself with a spoon. She does not let her physical limitations stop her from doing what she wants. She has the most contagious laugh and likes to be in charge and sweetly dictate her surroundings. She’s such a tiny dynamite – she dramatically threw her hands on her hips and flashed a big smile as she stated her opinion. Abigail needs spinal surgery that cannot be performed in her birth country. She urgently needs a family.

From a family who met Abigail in October 2014: Abigail is the size of an infant in both height and weight. She’s a social child, engaged and engaging. She communicates constantly and purposefully, but her speech is very hard to understand. Abigail gets around quite well by scooting on her bottom. When she saw another child upset and crying, she moved over to her and gave her friend a long hug.

From a family who met Abigail in May 2014: Abigail is a little diva! Her personality is explosive. She is very smart. She told me all the names of the caregivers and children. When she sees someone she shouts, “Come” and taps on the ground next to her. She is so loving, compassionate, and so kind. She frequently hugs the other children on her own doing. She doesn’t have too much use of her legs at this time, but can scoot on her bottom. We put her in a walking position and she could put some weight onto her legs. She laughed so hard at herself when she was “walking.” She had a nasogastric tube in her nose while we were there. A virus was going around and she wasn’t drinking enough so they put it in the children to make sure they were getting enough liquids. They said it was temporary and she normally eats and drinks fine. She also can feed herself and loves chocolate. Whoever adopts Abigail will be so blessed. I think she will excel in a family, and the reward for being her mom would be the biggest blessing to anyone.

Please note: Married couples only.

$5,627.70 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

jadon-001anthony-002Older brother, Anthony
Boy, born 2010
HIV, third clinical stage

 

 

Younger brother, Jadon
Boy, born 2011
Healthy

 

Anthony and Jadon are siblings who must be adopted together

 

ADOPTED OUTSIDE OF RR

Lacy - croppedLacyGirl, born October 2005
PRC
Spinal meningocele

Lacy was more relaxed and less shy with the agency staff than when they saw her earlier this year on their last visit to her orphanage in February. She has a soft, sweet voice and a beautiful smile. Lacy enjoys going to school in the orphanage and likes to study–her favorite subject is her native language. In her free time, she’s a cartoon fan. She and her best friend particularly like doing crafts together. Lacy told us her favorite animal is a peacock and proudly showed off the framed picture she had created of a peacock with a combination of drawing and a mosaic of seeds. Lacy has had surgery for meningocele, and surgery for one of her bilateral club feet. Although she can walk, she usually uses the wheelchair because her club feet aren’t corrected yet and walking is painful. Perhaps that can be addressed when she’s home with her new family so walking becomes easier. Lacy thanked the agency staff for coming. When Lacy was told we were looking for a family for her, she said she thought that would be a good thing.

UPDATE:
Lacy is a beautiful 8 year old girl, who has recently had surgery to correct her club feet. Lacy was born with a meningocele, and club feet. She was found when she was an infant, and stayed with that family until 2013, at which time she entered the orphanage. Her overall development has been on target. She is unable to climb (before surgery), but could walk, even with her feet so badly turned. Lacy’s speech is excellent, and she knows a few words in English! As a result of her meningocele, she is not continent (a good evaluation here in the States would be helpful). Lacy is smart, very sweet, and a loving girl. She is very eager to have a family of her own!

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

40626124650 Philip (2)30920114058 Kelvin

Boy, born January 2007
Down syndrome

 

Handsome Kelvin is 7 years old, and waiting for his family!

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From a family who met him in June 2014:

This calm little guy came up to me with pleading eyes for attention and is just so polite. God has heard his prayers, and now he is listed for adoption! He is not overbearing or competitive at all. Rather, he is observant and inquisitive. He is about the size of a six year-old and just so gentle. I would take him home in a heartbeat if he was available before. He takes turns riding the red wagon around the orphanage grounds as the bigger boys pull him, and he gestures politely for fresh fruit when he sees it is available. He is kind to other children. He says a few words in his native language, and listened carefully when I was giving descriptions of my family photos. I have confidence that he would do wonderfully in any kind of family, and it is obvious– he can surely reciprocate love! He enjoyed throwing balls, going on walks, playing see-saw, and listening to English descriptions. Whoever adopts this little love will be so blessed to call him a beloved son.

 

$3,853.27 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

 

BreeGirl, born December 2001
PRC
Down syndrome

Bree has normal limb development. Upon admission, she was 1 year old. After growing accustomed to life in the social welfare center, she began to understand how things worked, She was polite and could get along well with people. At the age of 10 years, she could go up and down stairs, could put on clothes and shoes independently, and could help adults. Now she cannot speak, but she can make sounds of “yiyiyaya”. She can count 1-10, can recognize big and small, but cannot concentrate in the special education class. Bree is open, can get along well with others, likes playing with kids in the playground, and likes playing on the slide and swing. Everyone likes staying with her and sharing joy with her. Bree has been waiting for a long time for her family to find her.

 

$10,461.89 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Kit

Kit (1) Kit (2)Boy, born October 2013
PRC
Down Syndrome

Kit is just as cute as a button!

Here is what his caregivers say: “The baby has Down syndrome; but his condition is better than other children who have Down syndrome in our institute; on admission, if you did not see him carefully, you would consider him as a normal baby: white skin, round face, bright eyes; could smile when being teased; strong; feet could kick around; hands could hold small things; caretakers all liked him very much and often held him, talked to him and played music for him.”

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

Torrie-001Girl, born September 2013
PRC
Club hands, congenital heart disease and repaired fistula

Torrie is a gorgeous little girl!  Torrie needs a family who is able to work through her medical needs. Her file says she is active and lovely. She has a round little face, fair skin, double eyelids and eyes full of aura. She is a lovely and clever girl. She loves to laugh, eyes narrowed, whole mouth up and smiled happily when he laughs as long as the familiar people tease her. Torrie is developing very fast in all area at this time. She can make sounds like Mum and Grandma. She would make sound to you and ask for the toy or bottle if you refuse to gave it to her on purpose. She is so cute. She likes talking with you. Her hands are very nimble and strong. She is able to grasp spoon firmly and shake a small rattle. She can switch the toy from one hand to the other and laugh happily. Her leg strength is increasing. She can stand up steadily for a while if you hold her two hands.

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

kasmira-2014KasmiraGuardian AngelGirl, born March 2012
FAS, heart defect, developmental delays.

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

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

Update January 2015:
Kasmira is an active and lively child. She eats without help, drinks from a cup, goes up and down stairway without help, takes off her clothers, takes off her shoes, puts on stockings and tries to put on the dress. Likes to “read” the books, play with puzzles, always is interested in the activity; she likes to color and play with modeline. When she is “reading” the book and finds an animal she knows – she always points to it. Her sleep is well.

The girl’s language is improving little by little. She started to repeat sylables, single words. Her language understanding improved as well as the gross motor skills. But still she does not unite words into sentences as she does not pronounce correctly some of the sounds. Started to recognize colors, forms, recognizes pictures and symbols. She knows how to show the body parts on the doll and herself.

Kasmira‘s inborn heart defect at this moment is fully compensated and has no impact on the quality of her daily life. FAS is inborn and will be with her for her entire life. At this moment the most important is that FAS causes the delay in her development.  She is small for her age, and is a picky eater.  Kasmira is in the same setting – a group setting and twice last year  she was replaced from one group to another and this mean that a lot of caregivers and children were changed in her environment.  Despite this, she is improving so fast and so well according to our facilitator.

$200.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

AmberGirl, born January 2006
PRC
Cerebral Palsy

Cute as a button Amber recently turned 9 years old. Amber is diagnosed with having Cerebral Palsy. From the age of 4 to 5, Amber studied at the Sunshine School in the orphanage. At that time, she was independent and could take care of herself. Her comprehension was low and she could count from 1-20. Her writing ability and coordination was not great. She became used to writing with her left hand. At that time, Amber liked music activities. From age 6 to present, she has been attending primary school. She struggles with her learning and asks her foster parents whenever she can’t understand something. She knows primary Chinese characters and can read articles. In math she can read and answer questions on her own. She can walk and she will sometimes fall when running, but she can do any activity any other child can and she enjoys playing with the other children. Amber is lively and loves to laugh. She is polite to people and will greet familiar people. Sometimes her pronunciation is not very clear, but she communicates well with others for the most part. Amber can express her own thoughts and opinions and she really enjoys painting!

Girl, born July 2007Kambry 201430816153202
Freeman Sheldon syndrome,  both legs clubfoot (condition after surgery in 2011), developmental delays

From a family who met her, April 2014:
She seems gentle and quiet. Probably the oldest in her groupa. She plays appropriately although it seems she is a little on the outside of the other kids play sometimes, probably because she walks a little awkwardly from her feet being turned inwards. I personally would be surprised if she is actually mentally delayed.  She walks well, just probably slower and I’ve not seen her try to run. I think she would be a real sweetheart.

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

BEING ADOPTED DOMESTICALLY

 

 

HuanBoy, born November 9, 2002
PRC
Congenital deformity of both external ears and congenital bilateral atresia of urethra

Huan is clever, lovely, gets along well with others, but is not talkative. He sometimes need others to communicate with him proactively. He likes to go for a walk outdoors led by teachers. He also likes to play the seesaw and slide with other kids. He has good self-care ability in his life, and is willing to help others do some things he can do. All of the caretakers like to spend time with him, and praise him as a bright and sensible and good child.

Huan has a $5,000 agency grant and his orphanage donation will be reduced, possibly even waived completely.

$162.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Hazel (1)Girl, born March 2013
PRC
Down syndrome, congenital heart defect

Hazel is a sweet baby girl with Down syndrome. When staff saw her in February she was very curious and alert.

Hazel (2)

At that time she had poor muscle tone, but she has since learned to raise her head while lying on her stomach, roll over, and sit on her own. She can also hold her own bottle while drinking. Though she’s not yet speaking she loves listening to music and responds when she hears a song. She especially enjoys being held, and playing with other children. She had surgery to repair a heart condition last November.

The agency has a $4000 grant available!

$490.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

markBoy, born 2014
Down syndrome
(picture taken at 1 month old)

$10.80 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Guardian Angel

mercy-2014Girl, Born July 4, 2009

 

Mercy has been waiting TOO long.  So glad to have a new pic of her, but she needs OUT.

 

Many photos available of her.    From her medical records:  Myelocele of lumbosacral part of spinal cord (spina bifida, had surgery); flail legs; optic nerve atrophy; congenital hips dislocation, clubbed feet.

 

$5,117.40 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

GeoffreyBoy, born Nov 2007Geoffrey 2
PRC
underdevelopment of the brain

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

$289.80 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!
 

Janelle taggie 2 Janelle 3Guardian AngelGirl, Born June 2007

Isn’t Janelle pretty? She was born with CP and struggles some with epilepsy. She is not able to walk on her own, but would such a blessing to any family.

She will remain bed/chair-ridden for life if she is not adopted. More photos available.

From her medical records: microcephaly. Spastic tetraparesis (CP), steady movement
violation. Episyndrome J 80-83, Q 02, J 40.6. Strabismus. ZPMR.

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

Update March 2014:
Janelle is very frail, very tiny. She is about the size of a 6-9 month old, and very pale. She has beautiful reddish light brown hair and eyes that are about the same color. She appears very weak, and doesn’t interact much. They are very concerned about why she is not growing and have her on a special diet. She is clearly a favorite of one of the nannies, who was carrying her the entire time (which is wonderful in terms of mental and emotional health and sensory input, and to decrease issues of psychosocial dwarfism). She does not interact much, but this may be due to her weakened state. She is alert and watches what is happening. She needs a loving mama and daddy to get her the medical care she so desperately needs- and fast.

$9,317.87 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Penny (1)

Girl, born Oct 2009
PRC
Down Syndrome

This precious toddler girl is said to be gentle and lovely by her orphanage staff! She has been in a foster family and also is able to do therapy at a Rehab Center close-by.

Penny enjoys exploring things, likes dolls and playing with other children. She also likes painting! She is quickly catching up with her peers in all areas. She knows how to dress herself and can feed herself as well. Now, all she needs in a mommy to tuck her in at night!

Penny (2)

UPDATE RECEIVED MARCH 2014: Penny is very healthy now and she can feed herself. She can put her own shoes on and understands some simple commands from the adult. She is very curious and can imitate people. Penny is a happy active little girl who likes to smile a lot. She can say some single words now and gets along well with other children.  Agency has videos available.

$2,006.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Mimi (5) Girl, born November 2013
Down syndrome, delayed general development; hypotonia

 

Mimi has good visual perception and correct social reactions. When compared to other children with Down syndrome, she is developing well – no other developmental disorders have been found.

 

Mimi (2)

Delayed psychomotor development stage light. Delay movement on the background of muscle hypotonia, a good level of visual perception and living and correct social reactions. No evidence of developmental disorders. Against the background of the population of children with trisomy 21 child development can be described as positive. Require specialized medical care, rehabilitation and comprehensive stimulation of development. Hearing for inspection.

 

The agency can request further information for serious inquiries. We are so excited to be able to advocate for these children!

$1,772.46 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Jaxon (2) Jaxon (1)Boy, born September 2012
PRC
Ametropia, hearing loss-partial

Jaxon is a cute, mischievous little boy! He loves rocking horses and cartoons. Jaxon loves attention and affection! He loves playing games and will smile at his nannies. He does well in group activities. Jaxon’s speech is clear; he will call the names of his friends when he wants to play! We hope little Jaxon finds his forever family!

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

girlsillouettenophotogirlsillouettenophotoSisters

Jane, born April 2012
Microcephaly; language and gross motor delay. General good health.

Joan, born March 2013
Healthy; normal development

 

Being adopted outside of RR

Dara Collage

Girl, born October 2006 (possible 2008)
PRC
Post-op cleft lip and palate

Adorable Dara is diagnosed with post-op cleft lip and palate. Based on her date of birth in the file, she is 8 years old, but in another place it mentions that she came into care as a baby and noted that she was was found in November 2008. It is important for a family to know that though the file says 2006, it is likely that she was born in 2008. It would also explain her size and why she is said to behind her peers. Dara lived in a foster family from Nov. 2008 until Feb. 2013. At that point she was moved to the orphanage. Dara is introverted and kind. She likes dancing and singing! She is observant and can help to take care of the younger children. Dara likes being praised and seldom fights with others in group activity. She is very obedient.

From Dara’s file: Dara has normal language expression and organization ability. She could not produce some words clearly after her cleft lip and palate surgery, but normal communication was not affected. She has basic self-managing ability, but still needs reminders from her caretakers for some things. She follows orders well. Dara is delayed when compared with children of her age. She is slower with recognition and understanding. She is learning counting, reading numbers, and writing.

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

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Hanya (1)Girl, born May 2009
PRC
Missing left eye; amblyopia of right eye

5.5 year old helpful Hanya is diagnosed with missing left eye and amblyopia of right eye. Hanya is an outgoing and careful child. She is very friendly to people she knows and a bit hesitant of strangers. Hanya is always willing to help her foster mother and her teacher. She listens well too. She enjoys watching cartoons, eating, and playing. Hanya is not a picky eater and she likes fruits and snacks best. She has good sleeping habits.you the family this sweet girl is waiting for?

 

ArielleGirl, born 2014
Spina bifida

 

 

$61.20 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

updated yvonne2Yvonne-ChinaGirl, born July 2005
PRC
Down syndrome

 

Yvonne is a polite and friendly girl. “She likes to be tidy and beautiful,” said a visiting social worker. “So many times I saw her combing her hair.”

For the past year, Yvonne has lived in a group home in Hebei, China, where she gets to experience family life in the care of a foster mother and father. Although Yvonne has Down syndrome, she is described as “high functioning” for her condition. In the group home, she has taken on a big sister role and often helps her foster mom care for the younger children. Now 8 years old, she can read over 50 Chinese characters and count and write from 1 to 10.

Yvonne loves to perform and has natural grace. She was chosen to be the dance leader at her orphanage preschool. When she completes a project, she loves sharing it with her foster mom, and basking in her praise. Although she can be stubborn at times, Yvonne mostly listens and follows directions well.

Update Oct 2014:
Yvonne is outgoing and sensible. In her foster family, she is like an elder sister who takes care of her younger siblings. Whenever there are conflics between her siblings, she will do mediation for them. She acts like a little judge who is amiable but dignified. Therefore, her siblings all have faith in her. Yvonne loved on all the kids at the SWI too. She tucked them all in and told the visitors all about them.

Yvonne is also a good assistant of her parents in the foster family. When her foster parents are cooking, she always helps them with trimming vegetables, washing dishes or sweeping the floor. She does all these things as good as an adult. When her foster parents need to go out, she can take good care of her siblings so that let her parents don’t need to worry about them. She does so many things that her parents always praise her and love her so much.

$3,841.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Penda (1)Girl, born December 2012
PRC
Blind, mild heart defect

Penda can sit independently for a short while and stand with support under the armpits. Her growth and development are behind same-age children in the orphanage. Penda knows her name and will listen attentively when she hears her name. She will laugh when people tickle her and she makes noises as she tries to talk. Penda is attached to her foster mother. She is waiting for a family who can help her learn the skills she will need to make her way in the world. Are you the family she is waiting for?

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

Laura LLGirl, born August 2004
PRC
Cerebral Palsy

 

From a family who visited in October 2014:  “I visited my son’s orphanage today and it was so very hard to see those children left behind and the care they will get. There was one room with about 15 children who were blind, had CP or other severe disabilities. They were just in one room the whole day/night and just lay there. They weren’t held, just fed and moved. It made my heart ache for the little girl who has CP and has been on my mind for the past year.  She is 10 years hold, has no future in China and has been on the shared list for over 5 years.  Please share her photo, story and donate to help her family find her!!!  She is beautiful and deserves a future. ”

 

Beautiful Laura is said to like to read and play with toys. From her file.. “When meeting a stranger she shows timid facial expressions initially, but as long as the stranger smiles kindly to her and play toys with her, she will accept and share her joy with the stranger gradually. In a word she is an adorable and good child.” Laura’s lower limbs are impacted and she needs to use a walker to help her stand up and to walk. She can communicate with others with simple words, but does not speak loudly. Laura is quite independent and can feed and dress herself. At times she needs reminders to use the bathroom. This sweet girl has been waiting a long time for a family. Are you the family she waits for?

$59.49 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Tallie (3) Tallie (2)Girl, born February 2009
PRC
Cerebral Palsy

Sweet Tallie is diagnosed as having mild CP. She is described as active and curious, with a ready smile! From a recent update: Tallie can walk and jump. Her right side function is limited due to the CP. She can speak in complete sentences and she can sing songs. Tallie is happy and extroverted. She likes colorful toys and to play games. you ready for her cuteness?

$90.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Flora 2526 (1)Girl, born 2010
Cerebral Palsy – spastic quadriparesis

Flora has delays in her psychomotor development: leans to the side; sits with support and in a baby chair for feeding. She has support on her legs but she does not make attempts to stand up. Lifts up her head, when put on her stomach. She props up on her hands but keeps them clenched, she makes attempts to crawl. She reaches for a handed toy and tries to hold it.

Flora smiles when somebody is talking to her. She pronounces single words. She reacts to positive stimuli. She has established a relationship with person from the staff. She sleeps soundly. She does not cry without reason. She eats slowly and fastidiously. She does not regulate her physiological needs.

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.

PrudenceThis is Prudence and she is 3 years old.

She is HIV positive but that does not stop her from enjoying life. Prudence is starting to thrive with good medical and nutritional management. She is said to like to be the center of attention, the jokester in the group. That little bit of “stink” amidst her sweetness has served her well so far in life. A family would be blessed to add this little one to their family.

 

$1,162.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Sulley (2)Sulleyupdated pictureapril2014Boy, born 2005
PRC
Meningocele

Sulley is a sweet boy with a great sense of humor! Even when younger, he always had a large vocabulary and liked to talk! He is attending school through his group foster home. Sulley has a diagnosis of postoperative meningocele, scoliosis and deformity of thorax. He is listed as HBV suggested, but that is believed to be due to the positive results caused when given the Hep B vaccine.

This funny, sweet little boy is waiting for a fun loving family to find him. Videos are available which show how adorable and sweet this cutie really is.

$9,686.45 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Zhion (2) Zhion (1)Boy, born November 2013
PRC
Post-op heart condition

Zhion is a gentle and quiet little boy. His personality is somewhat introverted. He likes to let people hold him. The nannies say his smile is truly splendid. Zhion likes to listen to music and to play with toys on his own. Since Zhion has post-operative congenital heart disease, his motor and language development is lagging compared to children of the same age. Zhion needs a forever family! Help us find him a home!

 

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Mitch (1)Boy, born Feb 2014
PRC
Nervous system motor development delays, congenital heart disease

Mitch is a lively and active little boy! He is not afraid of strangers and he does not like to play by himself. He likes to listen to music and will move to it. Mitch loves playing with toys. He likes all kinds of toys, especially those that make sound. He responds quickly to his name.

Mitch can lift his head while lying on his stomach, and has learned how to use his hands to grab things. He is still young, so he cannot talk. But when he smiles, he will also laugh. Mitch always gives the nannies a big smile, and likes being around other children. He is especially charming. We hope Mitch finds his forever family soon!

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

HopeGirl, born 2014
Down syndrome

 

40804202213 DeweyBoy, born 2012

Hydrocephaly, congenital heart defect (operated)

 

 

 

 

$1,082.70 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Samuel 2015 (2)Samuel (2)Boy, Born June 2003

Samuel has Down syndrome, an undescended testicle & flat feet. He also has a functional heart murmur that does not require therapy. He is integrated in a room with healthy children. He walks independently. He can drink out of a cup but still requires assistance with feeding. He carries our simple verbal instructions.  He seeks out the company of adults. His development is delayed in all areas.

Additional photos and videos from March 2014 are available from the agency.

 

UPDATE March 2014:
Samuel is now living in a foster home. His foster mother is a retired school teacher and she shared her opinion that Samuel would do very well in an adoptive family.

He is attending a day program for children with special needs where he is receiving basic academic instruction and therapy. He is working on becoming more independent with life skills. He is not currently talking, but he is able to express his wants and needs using gestures and nonverbal communication. His foster mother is encouraging him to vocalize more and make sounds so that he can learn to say words. He enjoys playing with other children and is not aggressive. He responds to verbal directions. He lives in the foster home with one other child and they are good friends. When he’s at the playground, he seeks out older children to play with. His foster mother reports that he enjoys eating sandwiches and drinking sweet tea. She is doing everything possible to prepare him for life with a forever family, as it is her hope that he will one day have a permanent adoptive family of his own!

$10,082.86 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

O Mikah 2014_2
Boy, Age: 12
Diagnosis: hydrocephalus, cerebral palsy

Mikah lived the first 10 years of his life in an orphanage where his physical and emotional needs were severely neglected. Drastic improvements have been made to Mikah’s care in the past 3 years and he’s shown significant growth both physically and emotionally during that time. He is now receiving physical therapy, spending his days actively engaged with other children and adults and having all of his medical and nutritional needs met. He makes eye contact and actively interacts with adults and other children. He can sit up unassisted and will play will people who interact with him (mimics patty cake and other games). He’s gentle with younger children and often interacts with children as young as 3 years old. He likes to play with a ball and roll it back and forth to another person. He enjoys listening to children’s music. He responds to his name and will follow some simple directions.

Mikah

 

The agency representatives that visited him in the fall of 2014 reported that he was very happy and engaged during their visit. He was observed in a setting with children of various ages. The care givers reported that he is a gentle child who enjoys receiving attention. He actively engaged with the visitors, giving hugs and kisses, mimicking hand gestures and playing games. He is significantly delayed for his age. However, the improvements seen in the past couple of years indicate that he has great potential when he has access to appropriate care and attention.

The agency has photos and videos from November 2014

$441.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

CharlieBoy, born December 2012

Down syndrome

He is healthy, but his psychomotor development is delayed. He can crawl and roll over. He tries to pull himself up. His is able to eat without assistance. He plays with toys for a long time and joins other children in play. He is sociable with adults and children. He appears happy when receiving attention.

Update: This sweet boy started making 1-2 independent steps in the beginning of February, 2015!

$695.17 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

AnthonyAge: 2
Down syndrome, extra thumb on one hand, 2 fused toes on one foot

 

Anthony reacts emotional and cheerful when contacting an adult and reacts appropriately to familiar people. He expresses interest towards toys, takes them by himself and plays. He tries to sit independently. The child holds, grabbing a not movable support. He makes 1-2 steps, when led by both hands from an adult.
Photos and videos are available through the agency.

 

$198.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Aurora (1) Aurora (2)Girl, 2 years old
Atrophy of the optic nerve, amaurosis, congenital glaucoma, nystagmus, ROP (Retinopathy of the prematurely born) – 5th degree, blindness 100%; Specific disorders in the development of motor function; Delay in the neuro-psychical development.

When awake, the child demonstrates motor activity and initiative and her motor functions are at the following level: good muscle tone; good control of the head; she turns from back to stomach and vice versa; she gets on all four, and then transfers to a sitting position; she has good support in her legs – she pulls up with help to a steady support; when put in a Bungee, she actively jumps up; she moves in the space by scooting and rolling.

Aurora has a disability of the optic analyzer due to which the visual-motor coordination is difficult. Separate gripping skills are observed – she grasps when touched, transfers from one hand to the other, feels with her hands toys with different dimensions and textures, but she doesn’t explore with her mouth.

The hearing analyzer is within the norms – she listens and orientates to the direction of the sound. She demonstrates emotions when sung to.
The child is with adequate emotional reactions and preserved emotional tone. She accepts and maintains contact with an adult (she is emotionally responsive). To tactile and speech stimulation she laughs loud and pronounces a string of combinations of sounds with a melodic tone. She reacts with lots of crying to separation that is accompanied with rocking on all four, but she can be easily calmed down.

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.

Ebba (1)

EbbaBeautiful 8 year old Ebba desperately needs a family that is willing to take on the challenges of her burns and give her a new life. People who have met her says she is the sweetest thing. Ebba fell into the fire at her home after trying to cook; she fell into the fire when she fainted due to being so hungry. Her mother could not live with what happened to Ebba and took her own life, leaving Ebba an orphan. Could you be her family or know someone that might be?

 

From a family who spent several weeks with her in Dec 2014/Jan 2015:

She is the sweetest and so loving and so gentle and so friendly and so precious and so smiley. I could go on FOR DAYS.  She does have a thumb on one hand and can hold things and eat using it.

From a family with her in  Jan 2015:

She uses that thumb like pinchers (for lack of a better word). I watched her open and eat a roll of smarties. She opened the smarties with the pincher hand then rested it in the elbow of the other arm and picked them one by one. She walks around holding our big kid’s arms and tickling them. She also loves stickers! She’s a very sweet and happy girl!

$171.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

lanayaupdated picture feb2014Girl, born May 2010Lanaya (1) PRC
Down Syndrome, postoperative congenital heart disease (perimembranous ventricular septal defect, atrial septal defect, severe pulmonary hypertension), hypothyroidism, and mollification with perforating deformity in right parietal lobe and temporooccipital lobe

This little cutie is outgoing, smart, and quiet.

Lanaya likes to be cuddled and to play with others. She is fond of listening to music. When there is music, she would be happy to wave her hands. She gets along well with other children and is happy to share toys and food with other children. She has a sweet smile and is adored by her caregivers. Lanaya does not yet talk, but does make sounds. She does not self feed, but can drink by herself. She is mild and friendly. Lanaya can pick up small objects with her thumb and index finger, imitate adult actions and plays with toys. She can stand while holding onto a hand or piece of furniture and is doing strengthening rehabilitation. She has made good progress in her rehabilitation therapy. She is waiting for a family to cuddle with and who will help her continue making such great progress.

$1,895.59 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Robin & MarianSiblings (5 & 3 years old)
P-OD

3 years old Marian is an easy-going, obedient, affectionate, obedient child. She is susceptible to criticism.

5 years old Robin has been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum. He is an easy-going boy who enjoys being tickled.

 

Additional info coming soon.

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

$237.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Guardian AngelBorn October 2007

Simeon is a beautiful Roma child with dark hair and big brown eyes.  He is significantly delayed, and diagnosed with cerebral palsy.  We are trying to get more information on his social history.  Simeon is a fraternal twin, whose sister has already been adopted.

Simeon has an older sister who is available for adoption, and in the same orphanage.  We hope to have more information on her soon.

 

Simeon is described as mostly non-verbal, and is not able to walk on his own.  There just seems to be so much potential for him in a family environment.  He is already an outcast because of his darker skin and will be left institutionalized – and likely bedridden — if not adopted.

 

From a family who visited with him in 2011:  Simeon is barely responsive to stimuli, but I believe that could change if he received regular, loving attention.  I didn’t observe any of the orphanage workers spending much time interacting with him.  There were times that I was able to get him to smile and grip my hand.  After a few days, he was even able to clap!  But most of the time he is staring off in any direction and seems completely unable to control most of his movements.  He was always either lying down or propped up in a sitting position.  I never heard him speak.  I also never heard him cry or fuss. Overall, a very calm child.

Married couples only, larger families and older parents welcome.

$4,007.10 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Tobias_2015Age: 1
Diagnosis: Repaired bilateral clubbed feet and congenital stenosis of the pulmonary valve

Tobias went through a series of casting of both feet followed by surgeries in order to correct his clubbed feet. He currently wears braces and orthopedic shoes. He is not yet putting weight on his feet for support. He can roll over and his starting to get up on his hand and scoot in an effort to crawl. He is very active when in his crib. He will move around, interact with toys and is very happy. When he is outside of his crib, he is more reserved and nervous of noises and crowds. He is easily calmed by someone talking to him.
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.

RoyceBoy, age: 1
Down syndrome

Royce keeps his head upright and turns it in the direction of sound. He turns from back to belly and vice versa. He has not started crawling yet. When in a lying position, he can sit up with some help. When placed in a position of supporting his body on his four limbs, he can maintain this position and then sit up. He stands up while holding onto a fixed support with both hands. He takes a sitting position by himself. He produces sounds, sound combinations and syllables. He responds to voices and to the tone of voice (he looks at the person and listens intently). He differentiates between familiar and unfamiliar people. He reaches out his hand for “hello” when encouraged by an adult. He takes a toy himself or grabs a toy that has been handed to him. He manipulates with toys at an elementary level – he examines them closely, waves them around and takes them to his mouth. He has recently learned to knock two cubes one into the other.

 

40913163929Boy, born 2014
Down syndrome

 

Oh, love this round face baby boy!

 

$806.40 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Owen Mar 2014Owen 2014 (1)DOB: 2008
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.

 

emil-2014Born December 1999emil
Diagnosis: cerebral palsy and down syndrome

 

DARLING NEW VIDEO OF EMIL from August 2014!  Snugglebug!   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5fMJJhY6DA

From a missionary who visited with him in August 2014:  Emil is a little rascal that loves attention. He likes to climb up on your lap and blow raspberries. After I kissed him on the cheek he kept squishing his face against mine so that I would kiss him again! He is one smart cookie. He can verbalize lots of different sounds, so he would learn to speak in no time. He can stand and take a few steps with assistance when he wants to! He is lots of fun and needs a Mama and Papa!

From someone who met him in 2012:  Emil was the gentlest child ever! Unable to talk but the pleading in his eyes killed me! He grabbed my finger and wouldn’t let go…what a grip! He also got really hit a few times by others wanting my attention, he didn’t retaliate but fell in a heap and moved away, only to return when the coast was clear. I would love to see this child in a nurturing environment!

Emil is able to walk.

 

$15,114.22 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Girl, born August 2000
Down syndrome and cerebral palsy

 

From someone who met her:  She was in an almost empty room, just with another child next to her. She was rocking and gnawing at the bars of the cot and such a sad sight to behold.  My heart just collapsed for her!

Velia is IN THERE.  She needs a family urgently.  URGENTLY.

 

Every minute Velia spends here is a lost opportunity for life.  There is a family out there who will want her, love her, cherish her, help her reach her true potential.   Grant donations make all the difference!

 

PLEASE SEE HER VIDEOS AND MORE INFORMATION HERE:

http://deti.zp.ua/eng/show_article.php?a_id=507030

 

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

$9,001.39 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Shaiy (1) Shaiy (2)Girl, born August 2012
PRC
Nervous system motor development delays

Shaiy is a rather peaceful little girl. She loves to smile and gets along with others very well. She likes to play with other children. She is especially interested in sounds and she likes to listen to music. When she hears music, she will wiggle her little body.

Shaiy’s hand movements are good. She can grasp a toy normally. She can play with toys on her own. She can use her fingers to pinch and pick up items. Shaiy is very interested in picture books. She can turn each page of the book. She can crawl, turn over and stand using the support of a railing. As of now, she still cannot walk. Her vision is average and she is able to see things that are far away.

Shaiy can now say “mama.” She is able to understand adults, she understands the meaning of “no,” and she is able to understand adult’s facial expressions. She knows how to cooperate when getting dressed. Sha recognizes familiar people near her and when she sees a familiar person, she will want to be held.

Shaiy is an especially adorable child. Please help us find her a forever family!

$72.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Brandon 2014

Brandon 2014_2Age: 10
Diagnosis: spastic diplesia cerebral palsy

Brandon is significantly delayed as a result of living in a neglectful situation with no medical care for the first 8 years of his life. He has made a lot of progress in the past couple of years in regards to physical and emotional development.

Brandon

Brandon had a tenotomy of the adductors of both pelvic joints in 2012. He can roll over and crawl on his stomach. He cannot sit independently at this time. He moves his head in both directions to look at things. He shows an interest in toys and reacts with facial expressions showing happiness when he is interacted with by caregivers. He has a favorite toy and he will crawl to get to the toy. He responds to his name by turning his head when his name is called. He likes water and will hold his hand under the running water. He laughs out loud when adults play with him. He will reach out and hold hands with familiar adults. He eats from a spoon and drinks from a cup. He enjoys listening to music. When he is placed near other children, he will reach out for them and smile when they touch him. He has formed a bond with a 1:1 caregiver that works with him.

 

The agency representatives that visited him in the fall of 2014 reported that he is very responsive and interactive. They observed him playing with a toy (activating the buttons to make it light up), crawling to get to the toy he wanted, responding to his name and interacting with staff. He has a 1:1 caregiver that spends time with him each day and he was observed interacting with her.

The agency has photos and videos from November 2014.

$1,746.36 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Elayna #6-30 (2)

Elayna #6-30 (1)Age: 7
Diagnosis: mild CP

Elayna says words,knows the names of the children in the sector, and carries out instructions. She speaks with simple sentences but her articulation is disturbed due to the main disease. She names some domestic animals, fruits and vegetables. She says her name and counts to five on her own. She asks variety of questions. She moves around by crawling and on all four while helping with her paretic hand, sits up on her own and follows the instructions of the physical therapist. She pulls up to a standing position with adult’s help or by unmoving support: she makes steps with the help of a gait trainer or holding on to both hands. She walks alongside unmoving support independently. She needs two aids. She plays with toys. The child throws and catches a ball. She builds a tower of 10 blocks, builds with blocks (towers imitating houses, fences, etc.), she fits in mosaics; she takes out and fits in elements in the Seguin Board, puts together two pairs of pictures from “Lotto” game, fits in and strings, puts complicated forms in the bedding but has difficulties with the spastic hand. It prevents her from improving her motor skills. She brushes her teeth with help. She eats on her own table food. She drinks from a cup. She puts the bib on her own, puts away and puts in order the utensils. She picks out her clothes and makes attempts to undress on her own. She takes off her shoes alone but needs help to put them on. She goes to Montessori therapy and is in Kindergarten at the local special education school. She likes to be the center of the attention. She manages to have things her way and stands up for her desires. She observes the play of the other children and laughs loud, teases and plays with her peers, enters into interactions with them showing selective attitude; she sooths the children if they cry but manages to take away from them the toys that she prefers. She insists on participating in the joint activities. She demonstrates observed actions with objects. She likes very much to interact with adults and always tries to attract their attention. She has a developed bond with a member of the staff. She likes to listen to music, shows with gestures and hums to children’s songs.

Additional photos and videos 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.

ElijahAge: 1
Diagnosis: Frontal schizencephaly; Hypoplasia of corpus callosum; Allergy to the protein in the yogurt (started on milk protein without complications); Atopic dermatitis.

Elijah can sit up unassisted, roll over, and move around in his crib. He plays with toys, smiles and laughs when familiar adults interact with him, and has started making sound combinations and babbling. The consult with the neurosurgeon in 2014 indicated that surgery is not needed. Elijah does not have seizures or any of the other complications that he is monitored for due to his diagnosis.

 

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.

BijouBijou is a 2 year old malnourished boy who is HIV positive looking for his forever family.  He just entered into foster care and is on medication for his HIV status, and we hope he will thrive here.

Staff says he is cognitively typical and is a sweet boy who loves to play with toys. He currently cannot sit, stand, walk or crawl. A full medical and scan is being performed to see if it is just the severe malnourishment or if there are other underlying medical issues going on.

Update:  He can sit with help. He has had full medical and scans, there is nothing wrong with him physically besides just being weak and not having had the opportunity to developed muscles. Of course there are lots of unknowns that cannot be ruled out like cerebral palsy, etc, but as far as  anything wrong with his skeletal structure etc, that has been ruled out. He is starting to babble and make noise, and is eating tons.

 

EmeryBoy, born September 2009
PRC
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.

 

PoppyGirl, born 2011
Cerebral palsy

 

 

 

 

ScarlettGirl, born February 2009
Congenital hydrocephalus; Spastic tetraparesis

 

What a little doll!  She just turned 5 years old, and is now available for adoption.

Miss Scarlett needs a family of her own.  Married couples only, large families welcome.

 

$25.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

O OBoy, age: 2
Down syndrome

Noah can sit unassisted, pull to a stand and push himself around in a walker. He eats from a spoon. He says several single words and understands/responds to everything that is said to him. He enjoys interacting with his caregivers.

The agency has photos and videos from January 2015.

 

Mikkeli  (2)

Mikkeli  (1)Boy, born January 2012
PRC
Visual impairment

Mikkeli is a sweet boy who is visually impaired. He has been growing and learning slowly and he can walk by himself and feed himself. Mikkeli goes to preschool every day and he is encouraged to play with toys and other children, but his favorite activity is to sit on your lap and cuddle. Mikkeli laughs easily and he is a happy little boy. He is learning to speak and it is so cute to watch him! Are you the family that will get to cuddle with this little cutie?

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

girlsillouettenophotogirlsillouettenophotoTwin sisters, born February 2013

Margot was born as the first twin – she has greenish-brown eyes and light hazel hair.

HIV, HCV exposure, OU astigmatic hypermetropia

She is very curious, likes toys, gladly plays either alone and with other children. By holding on, she makes several steps, does not walk yet (August, 2014), actively crawls. The child is calm and smiley. She eats very well, tries to eat with a spoon. The girl likes individual attention to be focused on her.

Maggie was born as second twin – she has blue eyes and blond hair.

HIV, HCV, Pyelonectasis changes in the right kidney. OU hypermetropia II gr.

She is active, curious, enjoys playing either alone or with other children, walks with a help of adult but she tries to make her steps self-dependently (august 2014). Eats well, acquires eating with a spoon.

 

 

Valerie 2014Miss FebruaryGirl, born February 2012

Down syndrome, congenital heart defect, auricle partition defect; inborn deafness; hip dysplasia, crossed eyes; horizontal nistagma; inborn II-III feet fingers webbed

Update as of November 2014:

Little Miss February‘s motor skills are developing: she can sit without support and starts to crawl, sometimes she moves by turning herself from one side to another; she does not yet crawl properly yet; she has started to stand up while holding an adult‘s hand. Her emotions are positive most of the time. She wants to communicate with adults and children and is requesting attention with sounds and signs and is seeking direct emotional contact. She observes the speaking person‘s face, looks and finds the person‘s face and keeps eye contact for a short time. She reacts when she is called by name, and with the help of signs she understands and implements simple instructions like: take, give, come. The muscle tone of her articuliation mechanism is low. Her mouth is often open and she puts her tongue out of her mouth. She is speaking more sounds and syllables when her mood is good. She started to pronounce the word „Ačiū“ (Thank you) and “Ate“ (Good bye). She has started to be more active and interested in toys. She has a hard time falling asleep but eats well. She eats only with the help of an adult, eating skills are not yet in place. She wears a hearing aid for average level of hearing disorder and needs surgery for her crossed eyes.

$1,612.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Rayne (2) Rayne (1)Girl, born August 2012
PRC
Down syndrome, post-op ASD

Rayne is a beautiful little one who is 2 years old. She was born with Down syndrome, and an ASD (atrial septal defect) of her heart, for which she has had successful surgery .Rayne has the expected motor delays that accompany DS, but is making progress. She is a very social and loving little one! Her nannies report Rayne “likes chatting”. She is a gentle little girl who loves to imitate. She scoots around in her walker, occasionally taking a toy from another child. She is, after all, a 2 year old! Rayne needs a family who will provide her any therapies she might need, and most of all…love her. Rayne is a sweet little one who is ready to come home.

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

Alexandre (1)Alexandre (2)Boy, almost 2 years old

Osteogenesis imperfecta type III/IV. Emotionally he is doing very well and is very communicative!

 

He is very emotional and sociable child. Seeks attention by an adult. Motor functions are limited having in mind the main diagnosis and disease, but he shows initiative and willingness to manipulate toys. He grabs given to him object, transfers it from one hand to another, examines with eyes, putting in mouth, tapping. He has a good visual-motor coordination in four directions.

He often vocalizes, as cheers and syllabic chains are heard / ba ba, de-di, pa-pa/. He makes sounds when he is in his crib and when meeting with an adult he gets lively and the sound production is increased. When verbally stimulated he makes sounds reminiscent of pleasure of communicative exchange. He laughs when teased.

He began to understand the hide and seek game. He reacts very positively to this type of game. He removes a cloth placed over his face. He makes good eye contact. He likes the company of an adult. He initiates interaction with others through sounds and facial expressions. His facial expression is lively, he responds to facial expressions (smiles in response to a smile). When in contact he touches the face of the adult, follows them in space with eyes and get angry upon parting. He is a sociable and cheerful in interpersonal relations. He does not exhibit irritability in the company of other children.

His sleep is calm and rhythmical. Physiological needs – no deviations, gains weight, but he is fussy for the types of food. He is in the process of spoon feeding.

After the New Year the agency will get additional info, pictures and video of him.

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.

CadenBoy, born March 2007
PRC
Down syndrome

Cheerful Caden needs a family to call his own. Caden is a lively little boy who enjoys life to the fullest. He enjoys playing with others and can often be seen holding hands with a friend. Caden loves to draw pictures and sing songs about animals. He is active and energetic, a talkative, friendly boy with a ready smile. Caden is able to maintain his own hygiene and can dress and undress himself. When he’s not running or playing on the playground, he is a great helper in his classroom – assisting his teacher with arranging the chairs and desks and sweeping the floors. Caden will need a family who can advocate for him as he grows and makes his way in the world. Could yours be the hands that Caden can hold as he walks forward into life?

$605.39 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

timothyupdatedpicture March2014Timothy-ChinaBoy, born May 2007

PRC
Down syndrome

 

Please Mama, FIND ME!   Timothy enjoys playing outside on the slide, riding bikes and games with other children.  With the help of his special education teacher his language is improving and he is beginning to gain some independence.  Timothy is a loving, open boy who enjoys being with others.

$2,752.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Lana (2)

Lana (1)Girl, born July 2004
PRC
Mild cerebral palsy

Lana is an open, cheerful, and lively girl! She has good daily habits. Her personality is open, cheerful, and lively, and she is intelligent. She is able to express herself clearly. Lana likes to draw and watch TV. She is in school and is a very hard worker. She excels in everything she works at, and she respects and loves her teachers and her classmates. Lana is bright and clever with an outgoing personality. We hope Lana finds her forever family soon!

Update from her host family: Lana is being hosted in the US this winter! Lana likes to be called Merry (a name from China). She is a very happy, energetic, smart, and outgoing girl, and has become more confident, independent, and lively. She is very funny and loves to laugh. She enjoys food and dinner table conversation. She is fond of animals and enjoys coloring. Lana also enjoys playing in the park, drawing/coloring, reading books, computer learning games (hidden objects/detective), petting the host family’s cats and dogs, shopping, and fixing her hair and making herself pretty. She is well behaved and follows instructions to the best of her ability as there is still a language barrier as expected. She likes meeting new people and going places in the host family’s “Jaguar” (a Ford truck). She’s eating well and learning conversational English. Lana has a big heart. Lana brushes her teeth, washes her hands, and uses the bathroom on her own, and she sleeps in her own room. She needs some assistance getting in and out of the bathtub, but otherwise manages very well on her own. Lana does not like the vacuum, hair dryer, or hand dryers in public restrooms. It is most rewarding to see Lana’s effort to fit into a new situation, and to see her become aware of her surroundings and being part of a family.

 

PippaGirl, born March 2012
PRC
Hydrocephalus; Meningocele

Pippa is an active and lively little girl and she loves to talk and smile. She has started to learn to talk, and she can say simple two-syllable sounds. Her pronunciation of single syllables is clear. She is a bit introverted and shy with strangers, but after a while she will be fine.

Although she has myelomeningocele and hydrocephalus, she has already had two surgeries and has a shunt for fluid drainage. She can sit well, and she can freely crawl back and forth in the room. She loves to imitate others around her. When she hears music, she will rock her body along with the rhythm; it is so cute. She loves to share toys and play with other children.

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

TenneyBoy, born November 2003
PRC
right ear deformity, possible hearing loss

Tenney is 10 years old, and his special need is a right ear deformity (both outer ear and his file says he is missing his external auditory meatus). His file actually says he doesn’t have hearing loss, but an advocate has been been told he may have hearing loss. A family should be prepared for the possibility of hearing loss. He is said to be clever, and top of his class. Tenney is a leader, and now takes part in Young Pioneers. He is open and extroverted and likes playing outside on bikes/scooters. Tenny also enjoys watching cartoons, drawing, and playing with other children. His foster grandparents are both teachers, so they like to assist with his education as well as tell him stories. He then likes to tell these stories to friends. When Tenney was in kindergarten he liked to catch insects and bring them home to his foster grandma to identify. Overall he seems like a smart boy whose special need has very little impact on his day to day life!

Additional pictures available.

$260.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Charlie (2)Boy, born July 2001
PRC
Low vision

Charlie is part of a program that provides support for his vision impairment. His classes include Braille, English, sport, music, art, science, history, math and lots more! He is easy to get along with and he makes new friends easily. Charlie is very caring and helpful around the house. His mamas and teachers like asking him to help them.Charlie is very gifted in singing, poetry, literary arts, beading, weaving, coloring and music. He has low vision, and the little vision that he has helps him to see bright colours, lights, shapes and obstacles. Charlie has recently begun training with a cane and is improving his skills. He is good at running and he can run for at least 5 kilometres! He competed in the (mini) Marathon in October 2013!

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

DJayBoy, born November 2009
PRC
Repaired meningocele

DJay is 4 years old and a wonderful helper around the orphanage! He came into care when he was 2 years old because he had a meningocele. DJay had surgery for this in 2011 and his growth and development are on target! He is a little behind in his language development, but can understand instructions and he always tries to do things independently. He is working on getting potty trained, but it can be a little difficult since he had a meningocele. DJay is able to do all the same things as his friends physically. He loves to throw and catch a ball! DJay also likes to watch cartoons, try new foods, and play with his friends.

$25.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

GavinBoy, born May 2006
PRC
post op CL/CP Hep B carrier

Gavin is a fun loving boy who just started school at home last September. He is learning a lot and is so happy to finally be able to count numbers and different objects he sees. Gavin is still working on learning his colors. Gavin is a charmer and he loves getting to play with his friends. His doctors have corrected his cleft palate and lip and they note that he is a Hep B carrier. Gavin can hear well but he still must eat softer foods. His favorite thing is to watching little bear cartoons and play with cars and legos.

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

GwynneGirl, born June 2007
PRC
post-op meningocele

Gwynne is the life of the party! She is 6 years old and has been diagnosed with meningocele. In 2011 she had it removed and had surgery on her legs to help them with flexibility. Since then, she is not able to fully use her legs, but she is able to crawl and get around by scooting. Gwynne loves to dance and sing, and especially enjoys playing pretend with her friends. She is super social and able to fully communicate all her wants and needs. Gwynne needs help with toileting because she is not able to do this on her own yet, but other than this, she is very independent. She is currently in a program that is also trying to help her get stronger with therapies!

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

Walt (1)

Walt (2)Boy, born May 2001
PRC
Cleft lip/palate

This very mischievous child needs to be adopted before he turns 14 next May! Walt was picked up by the orphanage on Sept. 22, 2006. He had already had his cleft lip repaired.

Because of the cleft lip and palate operations he has received, his pronunciation is not so clear. He has good intellectual development, is bright, naughty. He is sure to be the participant for the bad things done by the kids in the institute. He can also look after younger kids and share with them whatever food nice to eat. When some younger kids are bullied he will go to help them proactively. Like other kids of same age, he likes playing games and singing.

Walt is introverted, does not contact with strangers, does not pay attention to the unfamiliar people who calling him. He is reserved, but is lively, mischievous, often strives with kids of same age, and likes watching TV. He likes to eat any food and never refuses snack food. He is a mischievous and lovely boy.

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

Trace (2)

Trace (1)Boy, born October 2001
PRC
Missing right foot, syndactyly of right hand, delayed language development

Trace likes outdoor activities and playing with other children. He is fond of music and watching TV. Trace is a very curious boy! He can express his feelings with accurate words and is willing to communicate well with others. Trace loves to be clean and is polite. He is good at caring for himself. He can follow directions and can take on and off clothes, socks and shoes. He enjoys outdoor activities and playing with toys. Trace also loves to eat! His favorite foods are fish, fruits and eggs.

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

Wyman (2) Wyman (1)Boy, born November 2012
PRC
Post-op imperforate anus, lumbar scoliosis, syringomyelia

Wyman is a timid and shy boy. His personality is very introverted. When his caretakers play music, Wyman will excitedly twist and turn and dance! He can imitate sounds and say more than 5 words. Wyman knows his name, and really enjoys playing with toys and his caretakers. He can walk on his own and likes to look at picture books. Please help us find Wyman a home!

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

Zadie (2) Zadie (1)Girl, born September 2013
PRC
Congenital bilateral hip joint dislocation, bilateral knee malformation and a depressed nasal bone

Zadie is a very adorable child! She has learned how to crawl. Every time the nannies call her name, she will quickly look at the nannies and giggle. She loves taking baths! Zadie is a good sleeper and is well-behaved. There is a little electric drum in the orphanage that she will crawl over to, hit and laugh as it lights up and makes sounds. She has congenital bilateral hip joint dislocation, bilateral knee malformation and a depressed nasal bone. Zadie is a little joy! Help us find Zadie’s forever family!

*From what we understand, the chances that Zadie may ever walk are slim.

 

Harley-2015Girl, born Jun 2000
Down syndrome

NEW PHOTO OF HARLEY!!!!    Such a light in her eyes, she needs a FAMILY.  She can be adopted with Dylan, if a family is approved and interested!

From one of our adoptive families who met her in August 2014:  ” Harley was so sweet and gentle.   She reached for my hands several times and is very aware of her surroundings. She is walking and just a gentle little love. However, she knows how to express her dislikes as well.   One of the other children was crowding her and she did not like it so she let her know in no uncertain terms that she was not pleased.  She really is a doll!”


From someone who met her in 2013:

It is so difficult to believe we celebrated Harley’s 13th birthday when we visited the orphanage. She’s so very tiny and still very much a baby. She is very loving and sweet. She clings to you when you hold her and always smiles when you bounce her up and down and tickle you. She doesn’t walk or talk, and is very limited. Harley is capable of walking with assistance and can take a few steps on her own if you push her hard enough! She can babble a little bit.

Update March 2014:

This little girl has spunk! She is now walking while holding hands with the nanny, and has opinions of her own about exactly who she will walk with and when she will do it. She may look like a 5 year old in size, but she has a ton of personality and independence! She seemed quite obedient, as they asked her to sit in her bed for a bit while they got her things together.

She doesn’t speak that I heard, but is very observant and watched everything that was going on. Her receptive language skills seem much better than her expressive ones, since she nodded and complied with everything they asked, even though she had just woken up and seemed a bit bleary eyed. The staff said she has a very good attention span. She is very cute – so tiny for her age- she looks just like a kindergartner, not a 14 year old.

$10,422.20 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Leona collage

Girl, born January 2003
PRC
Sensitive special need

Look at lovely 11.5 year old, Leona! It seems unbelievable to think that she came into care as an infant and is still waiting for a family. Leona is diagnosed as having tested positive and treated for a sensitive special need as an infant. Her file is about 2.5 years old, so the agency she is listed with is trying to get an update from her orphanage. Leona is optimistic and active. She likes to smile at people, enjoys group activities, and likes playing badminton and jump rope with her friends. From someone who knew her: She is a girly girl who loves to dance and have her hair done with pretties. She was in the third grade in China and does pretty well in school. She likes to play games with her friends and watch cartoons on TV.

From her file: At the age of 7 years old, Leona went to preschool. When she was 8, she went to grade one in the primary school. She got along well with her classmates and teachers. At the age of 9 years old, she was an active girl, focused on her courses in school. She was getting average grades in school and she liked playing with her classmates. She enjoyed eating snacks such as biscuits, peanuts, and melon seeds. She likes eating porridge and bread for breakfast. She has a ready smile. She can speak quickly and fluently and knows her letters and numbers.

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

Lewis (1)Boy, born January 2011Lewis (2)

PRC
Down syndrome

Lewis is a beautiful 2 yr old boy. He is able to stand while holding onto something and if he wants a toy he will crawl to it. Lewis is active, restless and has a ready smile. At the age of 5-6 months he could speak “a” and “au” and he could laugh aloud when teased. At the age of 7-8 months, he is fond of playing with others. He could adopt himself to any environment. He could get along well with the strangers. At the age of 9-10 months he could respond when called. He could cry when he is hungry. At the age of 12 months he could drink milk with the hands holding the bottle. He is gentle and kind. He is happy and glad every day under the care of the caretakers.

$1,301.20 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Henry 3 Henry 1Boy, born June 2008
PRC
Post-op Congenital Heart Defect -TOF

 

Henry is diagnosed with post-op CHD-TOF. He is quite shy. His foster brother, Cailin, is the leader of these two. Henry has received heart surgery and has recovered very well. He was taking a nap in the kindergarten and was unhappy to be woken up to have his picture taken when Madison staff met him. He and Cailin are good brothers and are always together. Henry is a smart boy!

 

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

Taya (2)

Taya (1)Girl, born October 2007
PRC
Down Syndrome

Taya is an extremely adorable child. If you ask her what her name is, she will tell you. If you ask her how old she is, she will extend her fingers to tell you that she is 7 years old. She is extremely intelligent. Taya loves to dance and in this aspect, she is very gifted. No matter what dance the teacher teaches, she is able to learn it all very quickly. Every Children’s Day, Taya is always the lead dancer. On the stage, she is just like a little star who leads the other little children as they copy and imitate her dancing. Now, Taya can dance “Gangnam Style,” “Little Apple,” “Go Baby!” and other dances. Taya also likes the piano. When she has nothing to do, she loves to sit in front of the piano, with both hands on the piano keys, and imitates playing.

Taya is very obedient, sensible and clever. Sometimes, she will even intentionally make strange faces to make you smile. If you take Ya’s picture, she will make her eyes big and wait for you to snap the shutter, and then she will narrow her eyes, stick out her tongue and make very funny faces. We truly hope Taya is able to find a forever family!

$675.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

GaryBoy, born Feb 2003Gary and Marty
PRC
Double eyelid drooping (post-op ptosis) and binocular ametropia

 

Gary is outgoing and will smile when teased. He can chat with others and likes to sing. He is a sensible and polite boy. He gets along very well with children. Gary can read and is full of curiosity. He can do many simple things by himself. Gary has been told about adoption and shown some children’s photos who have been adopted. He likes it very much and wants a family of his own!

Gary’s best friend is Marty.  The boys are very close, and wish they could be adopted together.

Update Dec 2014:
13 year old Marty and 11.5 year old Gary are foster brothers who are VERY close! They wish to be adopted together and the orphanage hopes they will be as well. BOTH boys now have their orphanage donation waived!!!! The agency has a partnership with their orphanage and just visited in November. After the staff finished interviewing the boys, Marty said, “This is the third time you have come here to meet with us… Why don’t we have a family yet?” Oh my heart…no child should even have to ask that. Can you imagine? These boys NEED to find their forever family and it needs to be quick too since Marty doesn’t have a lot of time!

Gary is an 11.5 year old boy who is diagnosed with droopy eyes, which is also known as ptosis. This is a very minor need and can often be corrected. He too dreams about becoming a teacher one day! His favorite food is an apple. He loves movies and his favorite animal is the monkey. He has an extroverted and playful spirit. He is kind, friendly, a follower, and also smiles a lot! His mental acuity is normal and equal to his peers and he was found to be very polite. GARY HAS NO ORPHANAGE DONATION and he has a $3,000 AGENCY GRANT with Madison Adoption Associates. Agency fees for his adoption will be $3,500.

$488.30 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

MartyBoy, born in November 2001Gary and Marty
PRC
mild hydrocephalus

Marty is a loving, kind child who rarely becomes angry but when he does, he gets over it quickly. He was diagnosed with hydrocephalus when he was found as a baby. He was cured and now is considered to be healthy. Marty stated it perfectly when he exclaimed, “It is good luck to be healthy again.” Marty attends 4th grade where he is especially good with computers. He is of normal intelligence and a great helper to the teacher. He can say many words in English including: no, hello, thank you, goodbye. He also loves all sports, especially basketball. His favorite color is red.

Marty’s best friend is Gary. They are truly close and Marty said his greatest dream would be for them to be adopted together! Marty is not opposed to a large family. He desperately wants to have a forever family. He also commented, “but if you can’t find me a family it will be OK because in the future I will be able to help other children find forever homes.”  Now who wouldn’t love to have a son with such a sweet, caring and positive attitude?

UPDATE DEC 2104:
13 year old Marty and 11.5 year old Gary are foster brothers who are VERY close! They wish to be adopted together and the orphanage hopes they will be as well. BOTH boys now have their orphanage donation waived!!!! The agency has a partnership with their orphanage and just visited in November. After the staff finished interviewing the boys, Marty said, “This is the third time you have come here to meet with us… Why don’t we have a family yet?” Oh my heart…no child should even have to ask that. Can you imagine? These boys NEED to find their forever family and it needs to be quick too since Marty doesn’t have a lot of time!

Marty is a 13 year old boy (ages out next November) who dreams about becoming a teacher. He is diagnosed with mild hydrocephalus. He perseveres in school as he is a leader in his class. His favorite classes are drawing and singing. He’s quite an extroverted young man and is friendly, playful, helpful, and kind. And my favorite…he smiles A LOT! His mental acuity is normal and he is equal to his peers. MARTY HAS NO ORPHANAGE DONATION and he has a $3,000 AGENCY GRANT with Madison Adoption Associates. Agency fees for his adoption will be $3,500.
$525.20 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Ellen (2)Girl, born 2011
PRC

Ellen is a very lovely 3 year old girl with Down Syndrome.

Ellen is considered to be a more able child in her group. She can walk holding a hand, and she can walk independently. She needs some help with feeding, but she eats her snacks by herself. She has pretty features, and a gentle demeanor. We are told by her teacher that she is a fast learner. We note that she holds her crayons well, and tried to imitate drawing lines and circles. Ellen has been healthy. She has no heart condition, and has had no significant medical history, surgeries or hospitalizations. She is very sweet natured. She attends a special class in the orphanage with a group of other children. Beautiful child, looks well nourished, clean and cared for. There is lots of video of her too.

The agency has a $2000 grant available for Ellen.

$15,804.24 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Jay

Jay (2)

Jay (1)Boy, born September 2010
PRC
Congenital microphthalmus

Jay is an active and energetic child. He gets along well with others. Ordinarily, he plays with other children. When he looks at books, he likes to talk about what he sees. Jay is able to catch a ball thrown to him.

He was found abandoned March 2011. He was preliminarily diagnosed with congenital cataracts and brain damage. Because he has congenital microphthalmus, his vision is rather weak, but he generally can see things within a yard’s distance.
Jay is especially interested in music. He can sing many children’s songs. When he hears music playing, he likes to dance. Jay is especially polite and he likes to help other children.

 

30115211711Boy, born April 2006

 

ADOPTED BY ITALIANS

 

Jefferson’s grant of $3,139.00 has been gifted to Ian.

Wendy 2Wendy Girl, born Sept 2003

PRC
Down syndrome, mild to moderate mental delays, normal physical development

 

Wendy lives with a foster family that includes a father, mother and 3 siblings. Wendy is studying in orphan special education school. She has Down’s syndrome, but she is very forthright and sincere, and active. Now she is 8 years and 6 months old, and she is very obedient. She likes going to school, every day she goes to school, she will say hello to her teachers and classmates. She likes music and dance, she can dance very well, can recite several children’s songs. Although she can not speak clearly, she can recite them fluently.  Wendy can write all names of her family, and she likes drawing, usually she can take a piece of paper to draw figures. She is willing to learn new things and forms good life habit. Every day she can mend bed, put toys in order, clean floor and etc. the result of investigation: although she has Down’s syndrome, she is very forthright and sincere, and active.

$2,982.44 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

 

CodyJuly 20, 2001
PRC
Hemophilia

 

Cody will age out in July 2015 — he needs to be adopted prior to his birthday, or he will remain an orphan.

 

$85.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Yeardley (1)

Yeardley (2)Boy, born July 2003
PRC
Right parietal bone segmental defect; Left upper limbs dyskinesia

Yeardley is being hosted in the US this winter! He has a good personality and seems to be adjusting well to life in the US. He is well behaved and seems easy going, happy, and obedient. He sleeps through the night and eats well. He gets along well with all the host family members. He loves playing with other kids! Yeardley likes to laugh and smile. He is willing to try any new foods or activities. Yeardley enjoys playing Wii or games on the iPad. He also likes soccer, Nerf guns/swords, jumping on the trampoline and laser tag. He eats a variety of foods, such as pancakes, oranges, pepperoni pizza, chicken wings, apples, yogurt, grapes, noodles, wild rice, and French fries.

Yeardley is a bright and happy kid! He has been diagnosed with a right parietal bone segmental defect and left upper limbs dyskinesia. He has normal living and eating habits, and is well liked by all the nannies and other children. We hope Yeardley’s forever family finds him soon!

 

Trisha & brother

Girl, born November 2000Trisha
Such a beautiful girl!

Trisha has an older brother (born 1999), who is healthy.  They will be available to be adopted together, in early 2014.

 

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

 

$1,092.55 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Qing (2) Qing (1)Boy, born August 2003
PRC
Malformed lower limb

Qing is being hosted in the US this winter! Qing is a sweet boy. He has really warmed up to the host family. The host family has had fun with him and Qing likes to take part in all family events. He plays really well with the host children. Qing is quiet, reserved, sweet, caring, contemplative, wise, funny, engaged, sad, loving, insecure, very even keeled, and incredibly intelligent. He enjoys playing with cars, doing puzzles, and reading. He also greatly enjoyed the car museum that the host family took him to. Qing has made some occasional statements that show the host family that he has experienced and felt more than an eleven year old should ever feel. He quickly follows those sentences up with something childish almost as if to sweep them under the rug. When he thinks no one is looking he will gently pat the younger kids’ backs. He is so polite and humble. Qing has a good appetite. He loves hot chocolate (though he keeps calling it coffee), cheeseburgers and spaghetti. He really hates pizza. The host family is hoping that by January 5th the start of his new prosthesis will be done.

Qing is introverted, not talkative and likes communicating with familiar people. He is bright and fond of studying, does things carefully, likes imitating and is an obedient and understanding child. He can draw pictures by himself, sing several children’s songs and can recognize and name many kinds of animals. He is fond of playing with other kids, willing to do outdoors activities, especially likes listening to music, watching TV and is curious. Help us find Qing his forever family!

WillWillBoy, born December 2004
PRC

Will is a handsome young boy who has been diagnosed with Hemophilia.

 

Despite his condition, he is an active and energetic boy. Will is a happy boy with a contagious smile. He is outgoing and gets along well with others. He enjoys singing songs and watching cartoons.

$1,029.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Banning

Banning2Boy, born March 2004
PRC
postoperative dura mater meningocelec, abnormal walking, minor pigeon chest, hypoplasia of 1st vertebral body on pars sacralis and right sacro-iliac joint, partial expansion of soft tissue on back of 1st pars sacralis

From his file report in April of 2012- Banning is a sunshine boy. He has many good characteristics. He always tries to finish the task perfectly. Banning is active,polite, open, and he knows to keep himself clean. He shares his toys and food with other friends. Banning is very clever and learns fast. He loves to do housework and he cares for his friends. He is considerate to the teachers and a little helper to them. The other kids like to go to him when they need help. Because of his condition, he had troubles in moving or doing sports, but he is a strong-minded child and he keeps practicing. Now he can walk, run and jump normally. Though his gait is different than others when walking, he shows confidence while walking and running. Banning is an optimistic child. He laughs happily when he is happy and he jumps up and down. When he is unhappy he won’t talk and there are tears in his eyes. At this time he may need the teachers’ comfort. He knows to care about people around him and he has close relationship with the teachers and caretakers. They are often moved by him because he often says “take care” “thank you” to the teachers.

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

KeltonBoy, born July 2012
H-C
Arthrogryposis

Kelton has arthrogryposis which affects all four of his limbs. Arthrogryposis is a condition that makes the joints in his arms and legs stiff and limits their range of motion. His head is long and narrow as well. Kelton will require a lot of medical intervention to get him independent and more functional which may include surgeries, physical therapy and serial casting for his joints. He is not walking at this time. As is typical with his condition, all other areas of his development are currently progressing typically with peers.

 

Felicity

Girl, born April 2002
PRC
Developmentally Delayed
Felicity is described as a very adorable girl. Her caretakers state that she is very quiet and introverted. She has good communication skills with familiar people and when with her friends and teachers/caretakers she is active, outgoing and likes to smile and talk. Her caretakers state that Felicity is shy when meeting strangers, but once comfortable she can express her thoughts well. She has made great improvements in studying. She can discuss and debate with friends, count, do addition and subtraction and read and write. Felicity is said to respect her teachers and get along with her classmates. She is healthy and participates in many sports. She helps out with younger kids and likes to watch TV, listen to music, ride her bike outside and put on beautiful clothes. She is not a picky eater and her favorite food is apples.

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

KatieGirl, born March 2003
PRC
Blind

Katie is blind and has lived in a foster home for orphans with visual impairments since 2011. Every child has an individual education plan and the goal is to allow them to be independent and live life to the full. Katie is a sweet girl who was very shy when she first came to the foster home. It took her some time to adapt and get used to her new Ayis and classmates. In the beginning she simply observed the other children. She is completely blind. Katie does well in school and enjoys studying. She has a really good memory and understands most of her lessons, and loves to raise her hand to answer questions. She can be a little competitive at times, and loves to lead the other children in singing. She also does well in English class. Katie enjoys drawing and painting, and anything that has to do with music. She has done well enough in her studies that she is now able to attend the School of the Blind. She has been making good progress at the School for the Blind, She lives in an apartment with 3 other girls and her ayi and is learning lots of independent living skills. She is good at running and has run twice in the mini marathon! Are you the artistic, musical family Katie is waiting for?

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

Wade (1)Wade (2)Boy, born July 2005
PRC
Cerebral Palsy

Wade is a cute boy! He is active and gets along well with others! Due to his cerebral palsy, he cannot walk, but has been in rehabilitation for his lower limbs. He takes initiative in his recovery, and has been making great progress. Wade can take care of himself for the most part and has so much hope for the future. We hope Wade will find his forever family!!!

Loman Boy, born June 2012
PRC
Thalassemia

2 year old Loman is diagnosed with alpha thalassemia but his file notes that he receives regular transfusions, which is not typical of kids with alpha thalassemia. The agency has asked for clarification from the orphanage because of his file mentioning weekly transfusions. He does have a gene test in his file noting alpha thalassemia. Alpha thalassemia patients are typically not transfused, but there are many variations. The orphanage did say that he receives monthly transfusions (not weekly) so there must have been a translation error. A family will need to be open to the fact that he very well may need monthly transfusions. But, he may just need to have his spleen removed and end up not needing transfusions ever or only when he is ill. Someone may need to take a bit of a leap of faith, but it will certainly be worth it!

Loman lives with a foster family. Now he can speak some words, such as “baba, mama, apo, gege.” He can understand facial expressions. Loman is smart and cute. He likes playing with kids, but will sometimes take toys away from the other kids. He likes interacting with visitors who come to his home. He can speak “yiyi,aa” to the visitors, and also can say “goodbye” if they leave. He likes playing with toy blocks. He has a good appetite and is not a choosy eater. Fruit is his favorite food. If the foster mom picks fruit, he will move the stool for her and also catch the trash can. Sometimes he is naughty and he always find the snacks. Loman enjoys baths and his favorite thing to do is to play outdoors with his foster parents and foster brother.

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

30520133224Boy, born Sept 2000
Сerebral palsy with mild tetraparesis; Severe mental delays

From a family who met him:
He is so sweet and smart! He was asked to come tell us “Speceeba” (thank you) for the bananas a few times by the other staff. They wanted us to see him. He’s quite small for his age, walks with a little trouble, not much (this was 3 years ago though). On the last day we asked about adopting another child. The director sent for him. He came out and sang us a beautiful song in Russian. It has haunted me. I know when a previous family was there, he looked very battered.

He needs out!

$8,732.29 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Nathaniel 2014OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABoy, born August 2010

Other congenital hydrocephalus, Other specified congenital malformations of brain, Tetraplegia, Other specified disorders of brain, Optic atrophy, Iron deficiency anemia, Other ill-defined heart diseases

Nathaniel is available for adoption!

 

Picture in pink pajamas from March 2014; picture in orange stripes from winter 2014.

 

We are so thrilled to be able to relist sweet Nathaniel!  He is alive and growing!

From a family who met him in April 2013:
Nathaniel was our little boy’s neighbor in the infirmary. When we first saw him, we were so sad for his condition and the pain it must cause him daily. But then his eyes met mine, and his joy in just that interaction traveled quickly to his sweet smile. We became fast friends through the windows separating the rooms, playing peek a boo and smiling at one another. He began to look for us and to squeal with joy when we came for our daily visits. He taught me so much about true joy in our weeks there. I pray that a family will come forward soon to claim him. I know they will be blessed beyond measure by this amazing little boy! I don’t know a lot about his diagnosis, but I know that the little boy we spent time interacting with was full of life and hope.

$10,050.40 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

EloiseEloiseGuardian AngelGirl, born August 2004

 

From a family who met her in 2014:

Eloise is such a lovely girl, inside and out! The pictures truly don’t do her justice. She is absolutely beautiful and just has the sweetest personality. She is a little shy, but also very open to interacting and you can tell she is just aching for connection.

She was probably the oldest child at this orphanage. We are certain she is still there because of how amazing she is with the little ones. She would do awesome in a family with young children! She was like a doting older sister to all the other children and seemed especially fond of the babies and toddlers.

We saw her learning to cross stitch and she also has some pretty awesome gymnastics moves she’s come up with on the swing set! We hope she can find a family quickly because we aren’t sure how much longer they’ll let her stay at the baby house and older child internats can be absolutely awful and traumatic.

My husband and I both felt she would be a fantastic daughter for anyone and wished we could bring her home too! She will bring such joy and love to a family! More pictures and video available for seriously inquiring families.

$549.90 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Cora update (2)

Cora update (1)5 years old
Congenital eye anomaly: horizontal nystagmus. Aniridia and congenital cataracts in both eyes. Divergent strabismus of the right eye. Severely reduced visual acuity, without the possibility of correction.

Update December 3, 2014. During the past year and a half, since she lives with the foster mother, she has shown she has a potential that allows further development, improvement of mastered habits and skills, achieving new things, and making up for gaps. She is a wonderful child, who would thrive under the care of a loving family.

About her vision: the damage is genetic. Shortly before the child was placed in the foster family, she was brought by the orphanage in a medical clinic to do studies of her vision. The opinion of the experts was that surgically nothing could be done to improve about her vision.

She willingly goes to the kindergarten. Since this September, she has worked once a week with a resource teacher in the kindergarten: for correction of deficits.  She is not angry or aggressive child, she is cheerful and good child. She is obedient. She is affectionate and shows her attachment through caressing.  The girl sleeps in a regular bed. Her sleep is calm. She has a nap about an hour, sometimes a little more. After she wakes up she stays in her bed until someone tells her to stand up. She controls her physiological needs and self-care for example during the night.

She feeds herself alone and clean, and after she is done with her meal – she helps with cleaning the table. She dresses herself. She still has a problem in putting on her socks, she cannot oriented exactly where the heel is. Fasting zippers is also still difficult for her, as well as putting on a shirt with a picture on it – sometimes she rotates it in order to put it on the right way.

She loves water. In the summer they had inflatable pool in the yard, where she spends a lot of time. They were on the sea/beach for one day this year. She definitely had no fear from the sea.

She is a very charming girl. She is one of the many abandoned children, who deserves a chance for a better life, better opportunities and the chance to know the love of a family. She had the chance to be placed with an experienced foster parent (professional teacher) but she is not very emotional person and just doing her job but every child needs a hug and kiss every day, needs to feel loved and have a family!

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

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

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

ZhenBoy, born February 2014
PRC
Infantile hepatitis syndrome, syphilis, congential heart disease

Zhen is a charming and clever little boy! When Zhen arrived at the orphanage, he had syphilis. We immediately connected him with a hospital. The child promptly received medical treatment. Now, he is already cured and his health is renewed. He loves to listen to music and will wiggle his little body to and fro and dance to the rhythm of the music. His limb and intellectual development is very normal. Zhen is intelligent and everyone loves to play with him! He has infant hepatitis syndrome, syphilis, and congenital heart disease. We can’t wait to find a family for this little cutie!

$1,800.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Lhih (2) Lhih (1)Boy, born April 2013
PRC
Cerebral Palsy

Zhih is such a sweetie pie! With regards to his mild cerebral palsy, it is a hard, long and slow process, but with strength, he will persevere. His rehabilitation has been very good. With the help of the nannies, he is already able to walk several steps. His personality is cheerful and he loves to smile. When he sees the nannies come into the room, he will perk up and he will say hello. He is extremely adorable. He likes to eat noodles and salted rice congee. Every time the nannies come to get him for his favorite meals, he is too impatient to wait and just crawls over to eat big mouthfuls. Zhih also especially likes to eat little steamed buns and shrimp crackers for snacks. Moreover, he has already learned how to grab these little snacks to eat on his own. All of the nannies were happy to see this progress. He even likes to go to the classroom. Everyone says that he will positively love to learn in the future. We hope Zhih finds his forever family soon!

 

20525191619 (5)Girl, born March 1999
Down syndrome

 

She looks so thoughtful, doesn’t she?  She only has until age 16 to be adopted — let’s not let her wait that long!    This princess needs a Mama!

 

Rania (along with GraceLynnKinley, and Emmalyn) are in a facility for older disabled children.  We are blessed to have the photos and info we do to fight for these girls to find forever families.   We may be their ONLY chance at a future.   We are seeking an experienced adoptive family who will take a chance on one of these girls, and help open the doors for other older children waiting in this institution.

 

Married couples only.  Older parents and large families welcome.   Previous adoptive experience of older institutionalized children is preferred.

 

$20,090.90 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

 

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABoy, born February 2012
hearing impairment

 

 

 

S Boy, born November 2013
PRC
Poor Brain Development, Malnutrition

Linden is a likable and peaceful child. He does not like to move. He mostly likes to calmly lie on his little bed or sit on his bean bag chair, peacefully sleep or close his eyes to rest. Currently, he can control his head, he can lie on his back and turn over onto his stomach, he can sit but he cannot crawl. He has good fine motor movements. When you call his name, he is able to respond promptly. He is unable to differentiate between strangers and acquaintances. He really likes to listen to music. When he hears music, he seems even more peaceful, but his excited eyes tell us that he likes it. For the time being, he is unable to use body language to express his wishes. Linden is a happy and calm child. We hope Linden finds a family soon!

Neal Photo 3 rec. Jan-2013Guardian AngelSweet Neal was born in January of 2009 and has been diagnosed with perinatal encephalopathy and psychomotor development delay. We have reports that his doctor has stated that there is a possibility that Neal may be able to walk in the future, but there are no guarantees. He is able to express himself very well. He is a very kind little boy and is very much loved.

Update August 2012: Neal is very shy with people he does not know well, but his caretakers state that he is very outgoing and personable with those he knows well. He can say poems and he is very friendly and sociable. He once told his caretakers that one day he will walk, and they are working on therapy. Currently, he is not so strong but little by little he is progressing.

Update from January 2013: Our agency staff representative visited Neal in January and provided the following update. Neal speaks, understands the speech addressed to him, and recognizes everybody. He is very articulate, using complex sentences and knows poems and songs by heart. With physical therapy he has acquired better head control and is using his hands more. Therapists are working on his legs as well. With the help of physical therapy his doctors feel he will, little by little, develop his muscles. At this point he can stand for a second, which is big progress. Plus he is very smart and he himself wants to stand, walk and be stronger. It is very touching when he says so. It has only been a year and a half that he has been at the orphanage, and all that period of time they have done therapy, only not so intensive. If an intensive therapy was available for him he would have better progress.

Caregiver update March 2014: Everybody agrees the progress that Neal has made by now is huge. He’s able to move his hands and is doing really well. A very smart and sweet boy!

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

From a family who met Neal in May 2014: Neal is a very shy boy when he doesn’t know you, but it is clear that he is very smart and aware of his surroundings.  Everyone from the orphanage director down raves about Neal’s intelligence.  He knows everyone, can tell you what has happened or will happen, memorizes parts of TV shows, recites poetry and sings songs.  Despite his limited mobility, Neal is now potty-trained and notifies his caregivers when he has to use the restroom.  Neal’s caretakers report that every morning when he wakes up he tells them, “I know my mama is coming.”

$423.29 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Tomas Tomas LWB 2Boy, born October 2006
PRC
Post-op meningocele

Precious Tomas is diagnosed with post-op spinal meningocele. He can walk, run, and jump, though a bit slower than his peers and he is totally continent. His meningocele was repaired in 2006. His caregivers say he is a completely normal, healthy child, with a large scar on his back. His real special need is that he’s a school-aged boy who is still waiting for his family to see him!

Recently the staff reported that Tomas is doing pretty well at school and is gaining self confidence. He loves to giggle! He is shy, but he is a funny guy when you meet him. He likes to sing and he is still often found singing softly to himself when he is doing his school work.

Update from 11/2014- Tomas is now in the kindergarten in the orphanage. He can say a complete sentence and understand what the teacher says. He is a happy and quiet child. He is social. He can feed himself and he is potty trained. His intelligence is behind normal kids. When the teacher teaches songs or simple dances, he learns quite slowly. He can count from 1 to 10.

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

KodaBoy, born December 2007
PRC
Cerebral Palsy

 

Koda is a handsome boy who is doing very well developmentally. His cerebral palsy seems to be more on the mild side. He can run around and likes to play. Can’t you see this sweet boy playing at the park with his new family?

 

$76.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

MiloBoy, born Oct 2012

Milo is deaf and has a delay in speech development. He also needs an operation on his adenoids.

 

 

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

 

 

Leine (1)

Leine (2)Boy, born March 2013
PRC
Mild cerebral palsy

Leine loves to smile! He loves getting his picture taken. The nannies describe his photos as “very dignified and handsome”. He is very affectionate. Leine has cerebral palsy. However, he does not have any issues with his intelligence. As for his motor development, he can lift up both of his legs very high and he can grab his toes with his hands. Currently, he is able to sit up on his own and he is able to stand using the wall for support. Leine is a very obedient child. He is peaceful and intelligent. We whole-heartedly hope that he will be able to find a loving family soon, where he can be carefully cared for and have a healthy and happy development, and enjoy a beautiful future!

 

SheldonAge: 1
Down syndrome

 

Sheldon has Down syndrome and no additional medical concerns. He rolls over, sits with minimal assistance, reaches for toys and plays with them, responds positively to interactions with staff, laughs out loud, and pronounces syllables and sound combinations.

 

 

Dale (2) Dale (1)Boy, born September 2011
PRC
Missing right foot, syndactyly of right hand, delayed language development

Dale is a shy boy who is always ready to greet you with a big smile! He loves music, games, and toys. He loves the nannies at the orphanage, and gets along well with other children. Dale has a good appetite and loves to eat chicken and bananas. He is a very cute child and is well liked. Dale hopes to find his forever family soon!

 

Kathleen2-croppedKathleen3Girl, born 2004
Unrepaired cleft palate

 

Kathleen is described as broadminded and cheerful.

From someone who met Kathleen in 2010: Kathleen is a very loving and social little girl who loves getting attention from adults. Whenever I was in her group, she was always right beside me, participating in whatever I was doing and engaging me in her own favorite activities. Kathleen has kept that silly, playfulness that most institutionalized children seem to lose. She was definitely a little mischievous getting into everything, but was also very quick to follow direction and obviously eager to please. I truly believe she would thrive in a family where she was showered with all the attention she deserves and allowed to simply be the fun-loving, silly little girl God created her to be.

From someone who met Kathleen in 2012: Kathleen is a happy little girl who would love to be able to communicate, but cannot because of an unrepaired cleft palate. She makes noises to communicate to the best of her ability. She is a very sweet little girl, and loves to play outside. Many missionaries who have met her loved her and spoke highly of her!

$5,011.07 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Jiles (1)Boy, born March 2013
PRC
Cerebral Palsy

Jiles is a quiet, sweet boy who loves to smile as he plays. He can crawl and can stand up with support. When he is standing up, Jing seems proud of this accomplishment. Jiles is a charming little one who loves to play with toys and eat sweets. We hope Jiles finds his forever family!

 

Boy, born Dec 2008
PRC

Diagnoses: congenital hydrocephalus, spina bifida

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

 

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

Additional information available.

$136.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

 

Louis (1)Boy, born September 2011
PRC
Limb difference

 

Louis is a handsome little boy. He loves to play outside and is described as clever. He has upper limb deformity that makes some tasks difficult but he always tries to help his caretaker in any way that he can. He can raise his left arm up to the horizontal position but his right arm has more limited mobility and drooping. Both wrists have restricted movement and stiffness. His favorite food is dumplings and he can understand and produce simple words. Louis can walk alone and has good balance. Could Louis be your son?

$171.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

30626164933 smBoy, born July 2009
spina bifida (myelocele), hydrocephalus (subcompensation),  moderate mental delays, functional systolic murmur, astigmatism, crossed eyes, delay of physical development, spastic talipes paralyticus, spastic dislocation of the hips.

 

$804.94 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Fremont (1)

Fremont (2)Boy, born March 2009
PRC
Club feet, hydrocephalus, spina bifida

Fremont is now over 5 years old. He is extremely cute, and his big eyes are bright and sparkling, as if they could speak. Under his delicate nose, his sweet mouth has grown into quite the talker. Everyone really likes him. However, Fremont tends to speak a little childishly when he talks. All of his little friends around him like to imitate the way he talks. Whenever this happens, Fremont will happily laugh out loud. Currently, all of Fremont’s developments are very good. He can do everything that other children can do. However, his medical condition has only affected his legs, which are slightly weak. When walking by himself, his pace is a little slow. Fremont’s personality is optimistic, and his ability to adapt to new environments is very strong.

Fremont is a very strongly independent child. Ordinarily, he is very well-behaved. Also, the nannies do not need to worry about taking care of him, like brushing his teeth, washing his face, washing his hands, eating, taking off his shoes, going to bed, and other similar matters. He is able to do it all on his own, and he does not need other people’s help. When he is playing with other children and they finish playing, Fremont will take the initiative to return all of the toys to the toy box. The nannies all praise Fremont as a sensible and good child.

Jayda (1) Jayda (2)Girl, born September 2011
Down syndrome

 

Additional information coming soon.

 

This little girl is absolutely beautiful!

 

$900.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

MelissaGirl, born July 2013
Down syndrome

Melissa is able to crawl. She plays normally for a child of her age, both alone and with an adult. She makes attempts to get those around her to play with her. She knows her name and seems attached to her foster mother. She is able to understand simple instructions.

 

$274.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

emmagraceGirl, born October 2007
PRC
Down syndrome

Emma Grace was found as a newborn. According to her last report in April of 2012, she can walk quickly and goes up and down stairs with holding. Emma Grace can kick the ball and likes outdoor activity. She can wave her body along the rhythm. She can use chopsticks and spoon for feeding and can drink water from a cup. Emma Grace can brush her teeth and wash her hands with supervision. Sometimes she can speak phrases of 2 words, such as “baba, mama, baibai, nihao”. She is also learning sign language.

Emma Grace likes to play with toys that make music as well as playing with blocks. She can understand simple directions such as passing things and likes to imitate.   She is quiet and kind and likes to be cuddled. She is shy at first but warms up to familiar people. Emma Grace is a darling little girl who is easygoing, always feels content.

Photo and additional information available from the agency.

$711.88 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Yancy (2)

Yancy (1)Boy, born April 2013
PRC
Post-op congenital heart disease (major)

Yancy is such a sweetie pie! He can walk freely on his own and is at the same development level as his peers. He loves to play with toys, especially sports balls, and really enjoys playing with others. Yancy loves to play “drop the handkerchief”, which is similar to “duck, duck, goose”. We hope this cute boy finds a family soon!

Blake Photo 23 May 2014 - May 2014Blake was born in May 2011 and has been diagnosed with spina bifida at the thoracic level. In July of 2011 he had surgery to place a peritoneal shunt. He has also had surgery to repair a hernia. Blake has cryptorchidism (both sides) and convergent strabismus. Blake’s orthopedic doctor is optimistic that he will be able to walk with leg braces in the future.Blake sits unassisted and has full mobility in his arms and hands. He is described as a smart and very happy boy who likes to play with toys, has a good imagination, and interacts well. The clarity of his speech has improved and he uses a rich vocabulary. He forms sentences, answers questions, and sings songs. Blake can identify and label three colors and many objects. He receives therapy three times a week at a specialized center for children.

From a family who met Blake in May 2014: Blake is a little quiet and shy when he first meets someone, but give him goldfish crackers and toys and you’ve just made a friend. Once he’s comfortable, you can really see his personality. He is like the leader of the orphanage. He likes to know what going on and who’s doing what. Before he goes to bed, he makes sure all the other children are in their beds and then he says, “Okay, Blake, sleep now.” Blake is so smart and such an old soul. He is very articulate, can repeat words in English, and can name all the people and children at the orphanage. He can count to 10 and sing songs. He can sit up alone and scoot on his bottom. He has use of his right leg. When we put him in a walking position, he would pretend to walk using his right leg, even moving the leg forward. He told everyone, “Look I’m walking.” Blake can drink from a straw and eat without problems. He feeds himself. He does seem to have a weak cough reflex. Blake told the caregivers that he didn’t have a mama and papa which broke my heart. I think he would do well in a home and make all of his dreams come true.

Additional information is available directly from the agency.

Married couples only due to child’s court appointed guardian in this case.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAGirl, 6 years old
Juliet has normal physical development and significantly delayed neuropsychological development. She has been diagnosed with early childhood schizophrenia and is reported to demonstrate aggressive behavior and restlessness (mild mental delay in a child with aggressive and self-aggressive manifestations). However, her videos seem to present quite a different situation: in the videos you will see her: walk; seek her foster mother’s physical closeness; cut with scissors; wave her hand for “Hello”; blow kisses; treat other people with some candy and allow to be kissed; press the buttons of a computer keyboard; point at things/places and vocalize so as to express her wishes; examine different objects with interest; pretend to be talking on the phone; draw and color; throw a ball; go downstairs; write, stick and erase with a rubber; follow instructions; play at a playground and go down the slide. The child does not demonstrate any restlessness or aggressive behavior in any of the videos, on the contrary-she is very positive, calm and outgoing.

The characteristics prepared by the kindergarten the girl attends also presents the child in a positive light: she demonstrates a desire to express herself verbally; understands instructions; joins organized activities; integrates in the group of children; actively participates in the educational process; has age-correspondent knowledge, skills and competences; The child’s sessions with a speech therapist are bringing about good results.

All this creates serious doubts about her diagnosis. In our practice we have seen cases where children have been diagnosed with severe psychiatric disorders only for the purpose of their foster families receiving more substantial funding from the state for having to take care of a child with such conditions. We feel that this might be the case here, as well. We will try hard to collect additional information about Juliet and we hope that there will be people able to see in between the lines and make their own judgment about this little girl’s actual condition.
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.

DannyDanny-001Boy, born October 2005
PRC
Cleft lip and palate, differences in his right arm, and vision impairment in both eyes

Danny is a smart little boy who adapts easily in new situations. He was born with cleft lip and palate, differences in his right arm, and vision impairment in both eyes, but this cheerful and vibrant boy is learning how to overcome any challenge! In August 2013 he went to the School for the blind in order to get a better education. He lives with other children in an apartment near the school. A helpful boy, he likes to assist his foster mom with chores, such as cleaning the table, sweeping the floor, and trimming vegetables, and he’ll help other children when they need it. When he first started learning braille, it was difficult for him, but he worked very hard and is learning numbers and the alphabet. His favorite subject is PE, and he attends running training with other children every week.

12/2014- He is currently in the states to receive a series of surgeries and is doing very well!

$4,000 agency grant available

$23.40 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

LauraGirl, age: 2
Diagnosis: background retinopathy, reorganization of one of the 9th chromosomes – the long arm of the chromosome has extra material, asthma

Laura is under the care of an ophthalmologist, who is monitoring the background retinopathy. It does not require any treatment at this time. She has a hemangioma with size of about 1 cm, located on her forehead. It is monitored by a pediatric plastic surgeon, whose opinion is that there is no need for surgical treatment at this time. She has a Pulicort inhaler for asthma and is monitored by a pulmonologist.

She crawls actively on her four limbs. She stands up independently next to a fixed stand and she walks around it freely, albeit not very stably. She demonstrates interest in toys, including new ones. She mostly manipulates with toys in a non-specific manner. Her emotions are changeable and she easily gets upset. She seeks adults’ attention and caress. She knows and follows simple everyday instructions, which she has heard many times. She produces various syllables and has recently started trying to say separate short words by imitating the other children in her group. She eats from a spoon and is learning to drink from a 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.

Fawn (1)Fawn (2)

Girl, born April 2012
PRC
Heterochromia iridium; Bilateral hearing impairment; Mute

Fawn is a lively and active child who is very gregarious. She likes to play together with other little children and she is quite extroverted. She is especially interested in sounds and she likes to watch TV. When she sees little children on the TV, she will call out to them. The child especially likes to smile and when you play with her, she will smile happily. On occasion when she’s fussing, if you give her something to eat, she’ll be okay. The child is scared of little sticks and dolls.

Fawn can walk freely on her own and she can go up and down stairs. She can occasionally jump and both of her feet get off the ground. Fawn cannot talk at present but she can understand adults’ facial expressions. When adults want her to do something, she will immediately understand. When you leave her, she will wave her hand saying goodbye.

Fawn recognizes people she’s close with and when she sees familiar people, she will nod her head and open her mouth. Due to the fact that the child’s ears cannot hear sounds, her ability to imitate is very strong. When she sees an adult talking on the phone, she will also grab a phone and put it up to her ear and open her mouth like she is talking.

$27.86 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Deon (2)

Deon (1)Boy, born November 2013
PRC
Congenital Pigmented Nevi

Deon’s personality is peaceful, he is not noisy, and when he sees people, he likes to smile. When he lies on the rocking chair, he sees the nannies pass by him and likes to look at them. When the nannies hold him, he is very happy.

Currently Deon has a congenital pigmented nevus and still cannot sit by himself, he also cannot turn over. His eyes will look around nonstop, and he is very curious about all things that he sees. When the nannies tease him, he will laugh. He especially likes to hold the nannies’ hands.

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

LhinBoy, born April 2013
PRC
Strabismus, brain damage, congenital heart disease

Lhin is an active and energetic child who loves to smile and is especially charming. He gets along well with others and likes to play with other children. He loves to play with toys and is especially interested in sounds. He likes to listen to music and when he hears music playing, he will be particularly excited. Lhin was preliminarily diagnosed with brain damage.

Lhin’s hand movements are nimble. He can crawl, sit, turn over, stand by supporting himself on a handrail, and presently he still cannot walk. The child’s vision is also normal and he is able to see far away. When you call his name, he knows and will turn his head. Lhin can recognize familiar people close to him and when he sees familiar people, he will take the initiative to ask for a hug. Lhin is an especially adorable child!

 

Caye (1)

Caye (2)Girl, born May 2011
PRC
Brain damage, Deaf, Strabismus

Caye is an active and energetic little girl. She was preliminarily diagnosed with deafness, strabismus, and brain damage. Because the child is deaf, she cannot talk; she can only call “ah ah.” She can use her hands to gesture. Normally, when adults make a few simple hand gestures, she is also able to understand them. She cannot run, jump or skip due to her strabismus. Caye is not shy with strangers. The child is especially clever and loves to smile.

JimiBoy, born August 2012
PRC
Cleft lip/palate, developmental delays

Jimi is a stubborn, fussy and energetic little boy. He has jet-black hair, an apple-like little face and two bright eyes. When he needs something, his bright big eyes will gaze at the nannies. He is not very agile at rolling over, but he can lift up his head for a while when lying on his back. Sometimes he will suddenly have a temper or cry loudly. Jimi likes to play by himself while lying on his bed. He is afraid to see strangers, and he is a little guy who likes to act like a pampered child in the arms of the nannies. In November of 2013, he had “left cleft lip repair surgery + nasal plastic surgery.”

This child does not have obvious signs of cerebral palsy, but his limb and intelligence development are delayed. He is small in size and cannot sit or make sounds. The nanny says he is somewhat closed off and doesn’t like to be around lots of people. He likes to play by himself. He will smile if a familiar person calls his name.

 

Tony (2)Boy, born June 2007
PRC
Congenital heart defect, and post op cleft lip and palate

7 year old Tony is diagnosed with CHD and post-op congenital cleft lip and palate. It is clear that his orphanage adoption director cares about the kids and wants them to find a family! She has said that Tony is a very well behaved child and she speaks very highly about him when talking to others about him.

From an August 2012 update in his file: Tony has already had surgery for his cleft lip and palate and has recovered well. He has a strong self management skills. He can put on his clothes and shoes, can fold up his quilt, and feed himself. He likes to play with toy cars and toy trains. He is studying in the preschool class of the institute. Tony can write and recognize numbers 1-10. He went into a foster family in July 2011 and got more delicate care from his parents. He is active, bright, polite and he likes to communicate with others. Although he doesn’t pronounce accurately, he has no problem with communicating. He has a good appetite and is not picky about food. He likes to play outdoors with his parents most. He likes to ride a bike and play ball on the playground with other children. He likes to please. We hope he could be adopted as soon as possible and have a happy and warm family.

Lane (2)

Lane (1)Boy, born October 2006
PRC
Bilateral hearing impairment, language development impairment

Lane is a shy, delicate and handsome little boy. His demeanor is really peaceful, and when he sees a stranger, he stands very still and does not talk. If you slowly come into close contact with him, then he will be very willing to communicate with you. Lane is skilled, his paintings are extremely good. Lane takes studying very seriously; after classes when he returns, he does his homework first. Afterwards, he will find a companion and play. He is also very sensible; he will help his home’s (foster care) grandmother with a few household chores. For example: sweeping the floor and wiping down tables. His daily habits are also very routine. He goes to bed at a fixed time, wakes up on time, and does not feel too lazy to get out of bed or sleep in. He likes to be clean and he will always bathe at a fixed time. The clothes that he wears are always neat and tidy. He is also never picky about the food he eats; rice, noodles, he loves to eat everything. He has a very small amount of food. He also gets along very well with children. Lane is also able to take care of himself: washing his face, brushing his teeth, putting on and taking off clothes. His imitation abilities are quite strong; if he sees words in a book, he will take a pen and will conscientiously study it and write it. His writing is outstandingly similar. Although he is deaf and cannot speak, he is intelligent, and he is a good child who takes learning seriously.

 

SONY DSCSONY DSCBoy, born July 2001
PRC
Post op bilateral cleft lip and palate

Ages out July 2015

Ben Gabriel is a very outgoing, active, gentle, loving and sweet boy. His handwriting is super good, but sometimes he does need to be reminded to do his homework. Ben Gabriel likes to play with other children. He can help to clean the room. In fact, he always cleans the classroom and living room very well. He likes to help to do things. Ben Gabriel can change his clothes, take shower and wash clothes by self. He eats slower than other kids. He never fights with any child. His foster family and all the neighbors adore him. If his foster grandma comes home late, he always calls to check on her. When he goes out with the grandma, he always watch her very well. Ben Gabriel really wants to have a family who he can stay with forever.

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

JoshAge: 4
Diagnosis: strabismus and delays in development

 

Josh has developed fine and gross motor skills. He walks, plays with toys, has a developed pincer and tweezer grasp, tracks objects with his eyes and manipulates objects appropriately. He wears glasses to help correct his vision issues. He shows interest in new things. He examines toys and works to understand their function. He understands object permanence and plays hide and seek. He builds towers with blocks and looks at books.He understands and follows simple instructions and complies with what he is forbidden to do. He responds to being called by name. He is in his initial stage of imitating others’ speech. Speech production – random sound combinations, no purposeful words yet. He always carries around a toy with him (most often a toy rattle) and he puts it in his mouth. He would leave it for a while when he is playing with another object. He defends his position before other children. He deliberately initiates interactions with adults so as to play or go for a walk together. He does not often join group activities or games but he usually takes the position of a passive spectator. He has low threshold of tolerance as regards other children. He isolates himself at times. He eats with a good appetite. He often finds his portion of food not to be enough and gets annoyed. He has not yet started announcing and controlling his physiological needs so he wears diapers. In the last several months the child has started compensating the delay in his neuropsychological development. He is being monitored.

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.

41022135652 Daniel (1)Boy, born 2000
Slight mental delay, TB contact in the family

 

Daniel wants to be adopted.  He’s polite, has a great sense of humor, and lives to play soccer!

 

$3,596.40 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

PaisleyGirl, born March 2007
PRC
Spina Bifida; club foot

 

Beautiful Paisley Ellira is quiet and ready to smile. She likes music, playing with toys and playing games. Paisley Ellira has a quick reaction and is close to her caregiver. She likes outdoor activity and toys with sound.She is active and smart, good at observing. Paisley Ellira has good handcraft, good logic, and can answer questions in the class. Her drawings show that she is full of imagination. Paisley Ellira likes to help care for others. She is definitely a princess in the making as she likes beautiful things, especially clothes and dolls. She is optimistic and hopes for a family of her own.

$2,708.32 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Evan and Raymond_Sept2014Age: 6 and 8
Diagnosis: Saethre-Chotzen Syndrome

The boys live together in the orphanage. They both walk, run, play with toys, participate in group activities and attend mainstream classes at school. In the videos they answers questions. Raymond uses mainly “yes” and “no” but he clearly understands what he’s asked and answers the questions appropriately. Evan is much more verbal. In the videos, Evan counts to 10 and Raymond counts to 5 . They are saying the name of their teachers at school (they’re mainstreamed) and who are their friends there. They are also seen writing and drawing. Raymond writes several letters on the paper.

Additional photos and videos from September 2014 are available.

Because we only have this file for a short time, they will not be able to receive donations until a family is found.

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

KeaganBoy, born Feb 2013
Cleft lip and palate

Keagan is a sweet, young boy with a cleft condition. He may require multiple surgeries. He is able to track objects and move both eyes freely. Keagan’s growth rate and developmental are good. He loves music and will move around to the music. He babbles to his caretakers and smiles at them. He also likes to wave his arms. This precious child is waiting for a family who can help him access the medical care he needs so that he can continue to progress and have a happy life.

$198.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Ricky (2)Boy, under 2 years old
phenylketonuria

 

Ricky needs a special diet due to PKU. Additional pictures and video available from the agency.

 

 

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

oscarOscar Oscar faceBoy, born January 2012
PRC
Congenital limb deformities – most likely he has Arthrogryposis

Oscar has congenital limb deformities which has limited his mobility.

He is a very smart and happy boy. His eyes are very lively, he loves to smile and laugh, and when he smiles and laughs his eyes looks like little curled moons.

When you try to talk with him he will respond by making different sounds through his mouth, and always with a cute smile. When you tease him he will laugh. He will respond when his name is being called. He also knows different facial expressions, and he likes it a lot when you pick him up and talk with him.

$15.30 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Age: 3
Diagnosis: congenital adrenal hyperplasia – salt-wasting form,developmental delays

Rodney shows interest in toys and plays with them. His attention is easy to attract. He listens to songs with great interest. He demonstrates curiosity and observes the events around him. He performs simple actions when directed with verbal instructions or gestures. He produces continuous sound combinations spontaneously, both when he is communicating with adults and when he is on his own. He is beginning to mimic sounds made by adults as well. He eats from a spoon. He has formed an emotional relationship with an adult staff member. He tries to attract the attention of friendly adult staff members and he initiates interactions for the purposes of playing. He has fully adapted to the daily regime that is observed for children at his age. He accepts other children’s presence and closeness. He moves around by crawling and he also walks around a fixed support or while held by the hands.

Additional photos and videos are available.

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

Lucille (4)

Lucille (1)

Girl, born January 2008
PRC
Post-op Hydrocephalus, developmental delay

Lucille is the sweetest little girl, who always has a smile on her face. She had two surgeries for hydrocephalus in May 2009, and has recovered well, making big strides in all areas of development, though she is still behind her peers. She likes looking at picture books, and will point out animals she recognizes in the pictures. This talkative girl enjoys chatting with people, and can now express herself in simple sentences, such as “I want to eat, mama.” Lucille can answer simple questions, and asks lots of questions herself! She knows the names of a few fruits and colors, and understands concepts like “front and back,” “big and small,” etc. She has a basic understanding of abstract concepts like time and age, and is able to recognize some household items. An energetic and extroverted little girl, she is the first one to run and answer the door when she hears a knock! She can go up and down stairs on her own, throw a ball over her head, and scribble with a pen. Lucille loves playing house, and is very good at mimicking adults. This sweet girl has been at a great Foster Home since she was 1 year 3 months old, and is receiving wonderful care there, but needs her own family to help her reach her full potential!

An agency grant of $4,000 is available for her adoption!

$5,253.80 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

OAge: 1
Diagnosis: Congenital abnormality of corpus callosum

She plays for a longer period with toys, which she takes alone and explores their functions. She tries to imitate observed in the adult actions with objects. She tries to browse books, takes objects out of the box. She says a few words and short sentences such as “give me water”. She responds to her name and follows some simple instructions. She is now walking too.

Photos and videos from September 2014 are available.

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

DylanAge: 2
Diagnosis: Shunt placed to repair hydrocephalus; heterozygous β-thalassemia

Dylan was hospitalized at 3 months old with viral meningitis. At that time, neurological testing was conducted and hydrocephalus was diagnosed. A VP shunt was installed and Dylan’s neurological care continues to be followed by doctors at one of the top hospitals in his birth country. After routine lab work, Dylan was diagnosed with anemia. When his body did not respond to the common treatments, he was referred to a hematologist, who diagnosed him with heterozygous β-thalassemia. Blood work is done routinely in the orphanage to monitor this condition.

Developmentally, Dylan is sitting up, playing with toys, making sounds and interacting with adults. He eats mashed foods and drinks from an open cup. He will stand when held by both hands.

Photos and videos from August 2014 are available from the agency.

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

ScottieBoy, born January 2011
T-H
Down syndrome, Hypothyroidism, Corrected Patent Ductus Arteriosus

 

Scottie is a sweet little boy who has been living at his children’s home since he was three months old and adapted easily to his group life there. He has stable routines and is receiving weekly physical, occupational, and language treatments. He has good hand-eye coordination and can thread large beads. Scottie can mimic conversations and can follow commands. He is active and has bonded well to his main caregivers and he is described as being curious and having a stable emotion. Scottie likes to “sweet talk the caretakers”, and responds very well to positive reinforcement. This cutie is looking for his forever family who will be dedicated to him and his long-term growth and development. He deserves to be cherished by a loving forever family!

 

$618.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

MoisesBoy, 4 years old

severe physical delay and polymalformative syndrome.

Polymaformative syndrome affecting all systems: Congenital cardiac malformation – interatrial defect – secondary Type, big left-right shunt. Conservative therapy. Anomaly of the foot – bilateral club foot – with orthesis. Cleft soft palate. Bilateral partial atrophy of ocular nerves. Pseudobulbar palsy. Hypospadias. Protein–energy malnutrition 3-4 degree.
The child has motor deficit, he can not move independently in the space and upright by adult. He turns himself from back to stomach and vice-verse.

He catches given toy and implement longer manipulative actions with it. He transfers it from hand to hand. He pronounces different sounds and sometimes syllables. He is happy and smile in games. He is nurturing with tube.He is crying and restless in bathing and dressing up.

Additional info coming soon.

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.

FinneasBoy, born July 2011
Cystic Fibrosis

Finneas has been diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis. He is receiving medication and is otherwise doing well physically. Recently, improvements have been noted in his speech and motor skills. He interacts with his peers and is learning to walk with adult assistance. He plays appropriately with toys and has a good emotional tone.

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.

40823114237Girl, born 2010
General speech underdevelopment, HIV+, Hep C
What a little dolly!

Clementine is available for adoption in early 2015.

 

BEING ADOPTED OUTSIDE OF RR

 

Clementine’s grant of $288.90 has been gifted to Harper.

Eden Photo 1 May 2014Guardian AngelEden 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’s gross motor development is impaired due to her scoliosis, but she does walk and run independently. Her cognitive development is age appropriate. She speaks in complete sentences, recites poetry and loves to sing songs.

Eden is in great need of surgical treatment and therapies for her scoliosis under the loving wings of a dedicated forever family.

From a family who met Eden in May 2014: Eden is our daughter’s best friend at the orphanage. Both girls love 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 is 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.

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

$133.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

ElijahAge: 1
Diagnosis: Down syndrome

 

Elijah recently turned a year old. He is rolling over, making sounds in an effort to mimic speech, playing peek-a-boo, reaching for toys and trying to play with them. He interacts with his care givers through facial expressions, sounds and gestures. He recognizes familiar people. He has no other health issues other than Down syndrome. He eats and sleeps well.

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

Spencer (2) Spencer (1)Boy, 5 years old
Mild mental delays, family history of mental illness, malnutrition, physical delays, strabismus

 

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.

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

 

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

 

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.

OSiblings; Piper (2004) and Tate (2005).

Tate is an active, lively and smiley child; he is suffering from asthma with predominantly allergic component; Bronchial asthma – atopical, moderately severe asthma, with moderately frequent fits. He is using inhaler for his asthma. He has been diagnosed with mild mental delay. He is self-oriented and is specially oriented. He is roughly oriented for time. His concentration is mildly decreased, the properties of attention are improving when he is doing an activity that he is interested in. His impressive speech is underdeveloped – his vocabulary is poor. His communication is mainly nonverbal, accompanied by mimics and gestures. He has good emotional background, positive emotions are predominant. He shows fear of situations accompanying child’s development. He understands instructions. He attends school activities and study hall. In classes he is quiet and calm. He is studying by an individual educational program and finished 2nd grade, and willingly works with the resource teacher.

Piper is motorically active. She is coordinated; she knows the position in her body in space, as well as all physical activities. She is familiar with her bodily expression; her fine motor skills are in the process of development. She has been diagnosed with mild mental delay. She seeks support, she need reminding when solving simple problems. Her notions are limited; she is self-oriented and is specially oriented. She has monomorphic dyslalia, she understands the meaning of words. She is lively and active. She is trying to be noticed and is positively influenced by praising. She frequently plays with her brother. When invited she participates in group activities. She is studying by an individual educational program and finished 3rd grade. When the setting is friendly and supporting she shows curiosity and interest for learning about objects, asks questions and if the approach is right she can establish closeness. She still has some problems with bedwetting but it now happens very rarely and sometimes in cases when she changes the environment.

Piper and Tate have been in orphanages all their lives. Tate brother has been in this orphanage (for children from 7 to 18 years of age) for over a year, and sister for about two years and that according to him there is a visible progress in the development of both kids, they both have been developing since they were placed in this orphanage.

These children are socially and educational neglected and given they are approached in the right way by specialists, they will compensate their educational and developmental deficits. Tate is more calm and introverted, and sister is more touchy and emotional.

These children are very attached to each other, they know they are brother and sister and they want to be adopted together because they have never lived separately. They are looking for each other – they have normal and “sweet” relationship between siblings and are happy together. When Piper was asked whether she wants to have a mommy, she said “I do not have a mommy but I want to have mommy very much and her to be a mommy for me and my brother”. These two children just need a chance and love, encouragement, support and personal attention. They really need to find their own family forever, who will show them the real meaning of the word “family”. A family who will help them catch up with the missed hugs, emotions, kisses – who will show them that there is someone, who really will love them forever and in this way they will have more and more motivation for mastering of knowledge and skills.

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

Octavian update30413212627 (1)Boy, born Jan 2013

Down syndrome

 

Such irresistible chubby cheeks!

 

5,390.52 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Gene1Boy, born August 1998
Down syndrome

Gene2

Gene is described as eager and easygoing.

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

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

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

Married couples only, large families welcome.

$18,615.80 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

40808183336  Starr (2)40808183336  Starr (1)Girl, born 2014
DS, congenital heart defect, duodenum atresia (operated), syndactyly

 

 

$9.27 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

ellis130729223506Boy, born 2013
Spina bifida

Please look past all the pink, this adorable baby is a BOY! The picture is a year old; hoping to get an updated one soon.

Updated pics and info Jan 2015:
He is a very nice boy. He is trying to stand on his feet and moves around in walkers. He is very smart. He desperately needs a family to help him blossom. He has very good potential.
$198.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption.

StephanieAge: 6
Diagnosis: developmental delays

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

 

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

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