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

Lene

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Lene (pronounced like Renee)

Girl, born August 2010
Down syndrome, congenital heart disease, language delay

 

What a doll baby!  Love her little pigtails!

Lene responds to expressions of affection from other persons. She can adapt to any social environment.

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As of February 2012, her report said that the she attends therapy 3 times a week.

 

  • Large families okay (with adequate space in the home)
  • One trip – total travel time 21-30 days in country (one parent can leave earlier)
  • Average length of time from Dossier submission to travel is 7-10 months
  • Total costs estimated around $27,000

$7844.64 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Anjelica

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

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

$1106.90 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

 

ADOPTED OUTSIDE OF RR

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Kelly

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

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

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

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

$2517.34 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Edmund #

Boy, born November 2011
Down Syndrome, delayed motor development

 

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

 

The agency has MANY pictures of him!

$133.20 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Preston

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

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

$27.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Holland

Holly post-surgeryHolly 2Girl, born Oct 2011
PRC
Blind (retinal glioblastoma; secondary retinal detachment; glaucoma; left eyeball after enucleation)

 

Holland has delayed development. When admitted, she was 4 months old. At that time, she could make the sound of “gugu” if being teased and could hold your fingers if you touched her hand. At the age of 8 months, she could turn over and sit alone, hold the milk bottle to drink milk, and jump if you held her arms. At the age of 1 year, she could crawl forward and backward, knew her name, and could respond if you called her name. At the age of 1.5 years, she could walk with holding hands, imitate speaking, and could understand simple language. Now she can walk alone, can speak simple sentences. Her cognitive ability is not good due to her visual impairment. She likes toys with sound. Holland is quiet, lovely, shy, and sometimes likes toys and music. She likes playing games with familiar people and can smile when happy. Under careful care of everyone, she is growing up healthily and happily. She has built stable and close relationships with the nurturers.

 

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Lenny

Lenny (3)Boy, born June 2002
PRC
Deaf

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

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

$39.06 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Palmer

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

 

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

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

 

$5.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Kathryn

30407151600 KathrynGirl, born Oct 2005
HIV

 

 

$102.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Elizabeth

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

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

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

Pictures and additional information available.

$7500.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Carrie Ann

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

 

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

 

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Jais

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABoy, born November 2010

Down syndrome

 

From a family who met him in November 2013:
He is very cute and seems well liked by his nannies. I’m not sure if he’s walking or not, when his group goes out to walk he is always in a stroller. He sat very nicely when the older class did an autumn program last week.

 

Sweet boy!

$4428.76 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Evan

Guardian AngelBoy, Born June 2003evan-2

Diagnosis: cerebral palsy, epileptic syndrome, significant mental delays.  Unable to walk, spastic/tight muscles.  Evan is blessed to still be at the baby house (as of March 2010), but once he is transferred, he will spend the rest of his short life bedridden.   Please consider being a loving family for Evan!

 

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From a family who met him in summer 2012:  One of the boys I worry most about is Evan. He appears to have cerebral palsy. He is stiff and a bit distorted. He does not have the luxury of PT and OT to help him function better. He sits hour after hour in a wheel chair.   As he gets older and bigger he will be moved to a bed and left there. He will be put in a diaper and left in bed – fed there and left – the diaper changed once or twice a day. He will just be left to lay there.

 

$3335.10 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Adeline

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

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

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

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

$400.50 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Don Michael

Don Michael Don Michael2Boy, born May 2000
PRC
Blind

Don Michael needs a family to adopt him PRIOR to his birthday in May 2014, or he will age out.

Don Michael is a fast and talented learner and he is in Grade 4 at the School for the Blind. He is an independent and confident young man. He walks down the road to school every day, Don Michael enjoys going shopping and cooking, and his favorite thing to do is to ride the subway. He has memorized the subway map and he knows how to go into the station, buy a ticket and get on the train by himself. He reads the subway map on the iPad and he tells us which station to transfer at, or to get off.

Don Michael loves asking questions and he is very thoughtful. He can read both Chinese and English Braille fluently, and he can read the alphabet letters if they are big enough, and close to his eyes. Don Michael has run in the Mini Marathon 2 years in a row, he can ride a bike, and do many other things that sighted children of his age can do. He is gifted in music too. He plays the piano, the flute, the drums and another Chinese instrument. Don Michael had a family that could not continue and he is aging out in May.

$4886.90 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Koen William

40110192034 KoenBoy, born 2009
HIV

 

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

 

$2136.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Kamdyn #1-6

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

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

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

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

Additional photos and videos of Kamdyn are available.

$3840.24 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Holly Joy

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

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

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Nathaniel #449

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

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

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

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

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Rhys

Rhys30729223647Boy, born May 2012

DS, congenital heart disease: ventricular septal defect.

 

New picture!!  Feb 2014 – love those bright eyes!

 

$615.80 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Ezrah

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

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

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

$22.50 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Wesley

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

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

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

Additional pictures and information available.

$10000.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Noah

Noah Noah2Boy, born March 2012
PRC
Down syndrome

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

 

$54.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Charley

Charley Charley2Boy, Born May 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

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

$22.50 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Bennett

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

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

 

$109.80 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Hudsen

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

 

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

 

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Janna

JannaGuardian AngelGirl, born January 2005

NEW PHOTOS!  March 2014

 

Look at Janna’s long lovely fingers!

Janna has a congenital anomaly of the brain.  Both pictures we have of her she is lying down — she desperately needs a family to rescue her.   Once she is transferred, she will likely be left in bed for the rest of her days.

There are many children in this orphanage who could be adopted together.

FACING IMMINENT TRANSFER!

From a family who met her in 2012:

I did not see her moving much but she would arch her back occasionally and make a few noises.  She desperately wanted to move though.  Desperately!  She was the only child I ever saw that was given toys (I would suspect it was because the other kids would likely throw them out of the crib but Janna would keep them in the crib and play with them).  The fact that she would play purposefully with toys speaks volumes about her cognitive ability.  She would dangle the toys over her face and wiggle them around.  She could move all of her limbs but did not seem to have enough strength to sit up on her own (although she almost did it).  I do not know if she can roll herself over but when she did move she seemed to have more trunk and upper body strength then I expected.  She was given one opportunity to sit up and be on her tummy and SHE LOVED IT!  She reached for toys and enjoyed looking at herself in the mirror.

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If I had to guess (and again it’s just a guess) I would guess that she has hydrocephalus and seizures.  If that is true, I believe the care takers are hesitant to touch or move her.  They may not understand hydrocephalus and seizures and are afraid to trigger one.

What touched me the most was every time I would rub her head or hands she looked at me like it was the most soothing thing that had ever happened to her – I will never forget that look.   It was as if years of horrible memories were released and she soaked up the gentle attention.

My heart is absolutely broken for her… Janna is 7 years old and is living at the orphanage on borrowed time.  It is believed that she will be transferred to a mental institution in September 2012.  However if a family commits to adopt her the orphanage director may keep her at the orphanage until they come.  I cannot even bring myself to think of her life in a mental institution, she is far too sweet and too gentle to deal with what she would experience.  Please…someone…rescue Janna

$7556.96 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Greta

GretaGirl, born November 1998
Down syndrome

 

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

$10000.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Mikey

31021225321 MikeyBoy, born July 2013

Down syndrome

 

Oh, sweet boy! Where is your mama??

 

Large families welcome; married couples only.

$1250.07 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Elwin

31112181235 Elwin

Boy, born August 2008
FAS, slight mental delay, concomitant intermittent exotropia (operated), nanism (genetically determined)

 

Elwin’s grant of $13.50 was gifted to Eric.

 

ADOPTED OUTSIDE OF RR!

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Byrd

31022212607 (1)Boy, born November 2008
Mixed specific disorders of psychological development, nanism of somatogenic genesis, TB infection, stigmas of dysembryogenesis

 

Byrd has features consistent with FAS (fetal alcohol syndrome).  This is not a diagnosis, but a cautionary disclosure.

 

Byrd’s grant of $23.50 was gifted to Wylie.

 

ADOPTED OUTSIDE OF RR!

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Gunter

31026225810 (1) 31026225810 (2)Boy, born August 2007
Mixed specific disorders of psychological development

 

What a charming smile this handome boy has!!

 

$110.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Vera #346

Vera (1) VeraGirl, born June 2011
Down syndrome

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

$36.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Salome

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

 

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

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

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

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

$20132.11 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Dell

Boy, born October 1999

Down syndrome

 

From someone who met him in 2012:

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

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

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

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

 

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

$10343.06 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Shawn

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

 

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

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

 

$77.50 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

 

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Antoinette

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

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

 

$22.50 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Maureen

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

 

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

 

$18.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Kree

Kree 201330412204912 (2)Girl, born November 2008

Brain malformation, corpus callosum agenesia, delay of psychological and speech development, pyramid insufficiency, hip dysplasia, convergent squint.

 

What captivating eyes she has!
From a family who met her in late 2013:
Kree was in our son’s groupa. We saw her a number of times during our 7 weeks of visits. She is a sweetheart! She is outgoing and sweet. She loved interacting with our son who has DS, and functions much lower than Kree. She is happy and active….I had no idea of her diagnosis (what it meant) during our time in country and never would have guessed having watched her. She is functioning very well….close to “typical”. She seems to be only mildly affected by her medical diagnoses. She walks and runs fine. Interacts very “typically”. She eats and potties on her own (with direction from nannies of course.) She loved getting silly with our son. :) When the groupa got overly active (bc of us being there spun them up!) she responded very well to settling back down. She appears to have a wandering eye and most days was wearing glasses with a patch over one eye….presumably to help correct this issue. This is an excellent orphanage with good medical care and attentive nannies in her groupa. I have some pictures and video of her in action. She needs to be in a family!!

$31.50 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Tirzah

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

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

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

$9.96 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Anthony

30728131651Boy, born May 2003
HIV

From a family who met him late 2013:
He is a sweet boy. The HIV+ kids are treated like trash in that place, worse than the other children. He is kind, and polite and soft spoken. His eyes caught mine every time I would see him in the school. He was sending out some big please notice me vibes. And curious as to how anyone could love an HIV+ child like we love Sasha. They are made to feel like nothing. It is heartbreaking.

He’s very little. He looks like such a little man in this photo but he’s a short little dude.

$6531.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Ginger & Jamie (twins)

Guardian AngelFraternal Twins, born August 2007
FAS

 

Adopted outside of RR

Their grant funds of $7510.00 were gifted to Clayton and Caleb.

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Murray

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

Isn’t he handsome!

 

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

 

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

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

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

$2818.45 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

 

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Ilena

40225194559 Ilena (10)40225194559 Ilena (7)Girl, born October 2008

Hypotheriosis, slight mental delay

 

 

 

$338.67 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Millie #57-2

millie2013Girl, born June 2004

Down syndrome, strabismus, eczema-primarily around the nose

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

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

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

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

$7122.63 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Chuck

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

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

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

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

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

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

$4453.19 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Simon and Samuel (Twins)

baby2 baby1Boys, born Dec 2013
Down syndrome

 

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

 

$166.50 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Stephie #49-4

Stephie2_2013-e1372005942427Girl, born 1999

Diagnosis: Down syndrome & alopecia

 

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

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

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

Several additional photos and videos from June 2013 are available.

$11845.95 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Kiril

KirilBoy, born July 2003

 

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

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

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

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

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

He needs a family NOW.

$2115.47 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Asher

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

 

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

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

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

$3691.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Jeannie

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

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

 

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Finnigan

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

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

 

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Aran

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

 

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

$471.60 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Raymond

Guardian Angel
Boy, born July 2007

 

Raymond has arthrogryposis, and optic nerve atrophy, and he is cross- eyed.  He desperately needs a family to care for him and help him reach his full potential!  If Raymond is not adopted, he’s destined for a life in bed, with little outside stimulation.

 

$3879.55 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

 

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Konnie #6-19

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

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

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

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Breck

BreckBoy, born August 2010

PRC
Down syndrome

 

He can roll, sit, crawl, now can stand up, walk. Every time when seeing the aunts, his eyes will follow her ceaselessly. When the aunt walks pass by him, he will reach his arms to hug them. Breck likes all kinds of food and eats well.

He acts like a big brother when playing with other children, he will protect them. When there are no children to play with he will sit quietly there and plays with the toys near him.

Breck is a very sensible and active little boy, which makes all the aunts like him very much.

$680.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Tatiana

Tatiana 2013Girl, May 20, 2006

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

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

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

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

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

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

$5895.71 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Jiane

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

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

 

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Leila

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

 

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

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

$903.45 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Annie

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.

$99.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Jonah

JonahBoy, born Sept. 2011

PRC
Down syndrome, Congenital heart defect (ASD)

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

$1079.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Thatcher

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Boy, born April 2012
Down syndrome, congenital heart disease (operated)

 

 

YAY, new photo of Thatcher!    What deep, dark eyes Thatcher has!  Don’t be fooled by his pink outfit, he is a BOY!

 

From a family who met him, 2013:  Thatcher2-001He is very sweet and looked up and smiled at me when I spoke to him. According to the one of caretakers he was our daughters best friend. She preferred to be with him over all the rest of the babies.

 

$1316.48 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

 

 

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Gianna Natalia

Gianna31012093743Girl, born April 2013

Down syndrome, affection of the brain unspecified, hip dysplasia, some spine malformations, congenital heart defect: ventricular septal defect (adaptation period) without haemodynamic compromise, patent foramen ovale

 

$1013.50 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Dane

30209132708 DaneBoy, born November 2012

Down syndrome

 

Ohhh, sweet boy! Look at those cheeks!  That wispy shock of hair!  What a little doll he is.

Dane will be available in 2014.

Large families welcome, married couples only.

 

$5231.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Felix


Boy, Born October 20, 2003

Diagnosis: Down syndrome

 

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

 

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

More photos available, married couples only.

$16305.66 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Buddy

BuddyBoy, born June 2000
PRC
Cleft lip and Cleft palate (after repair)

Buddy will age out in JUNE 2014!

Buddy is a complete sweetheart! He is friendly, super chatty and very confident. Everyone fell in love with Buddy because of his gentle spirit and ability to make people laugh. His only special need is a cleft palate. We are very surprised he has still not found a family and want someone to bring this awesome boy home before he ages out.

 

What Buddy’s volunteer had to say:
“Buddy is a boy to remember. He is friendly, goofy, soft-hearted, practical, and comfortable in his own skin. As one of the older one’s in the group, he always looked out for the younger ones and was respected by many of the other children. He did not mind sitting on the side lines and watching his peers play, but he would also easily go up and be crazy and goofy with them. During dress ups, he put on a dress, a black wig, and some pink heart sun glasses and danced away! He loves to draw, dance, and play with beach balls.

The most significant moment with Buddy was during the time we exchanged goodbye letters. He had been to camp before and he already knew the routine. Goodbye letters meant the camp was coming to an end. He is normally funny and friendly but in this session he tucked himself into the bed and avoided eye contact. My translator read my letter to him and he continued to be silent, but when she started to read his letter to me, he started to cry. He quickly pulled the blanket over his head and refused to look up. When I wrapped my arms around him, I could feel his “wall” come down fully for the first time. He rested his head on my shoulder and continued to cry. After that goodbye session, I felt like the bond between us grew stronger.”

$100.49 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Maci

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAGirl, born August 2013
Down syndrome

 

Oh, look at that lovely little fluff of hair!

 

Large families welcome; married couples only.

$564.19 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Hallie

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

Hallie has a $2000 agency grant available.

$9.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Mary Ellen #23

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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Joshua #22

OAge: 5Joshua_Oct 2013
Diagnosis: Hemophilia A

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

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

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

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Hamilton

31024221852 HamiltonBoy, born June 2013

Down syndrome

 

 

Oh sweet baby boy!

 

$1856.62 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

 

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Kayne & Konrad #29-10

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

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

Additional photos and videos of the boys are available.

 

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

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Faith Anne

FaithFaith (1)Girl, born January 2013

Down syndrome, ASD, crossed eyes

 

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

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

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

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Linny

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

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

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

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

$3165.30 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Paige

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Paige4aGirl, born Dec 2009
PRC
Post operative Hydrocephalus

 

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

$18.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Charlie and Lola

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

$108.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Bernadette

30819154618Girl, born July 2011
Epilepsy; Localization-related (focal)(partial) symptomatic epilepsy and epileptic syndromes with complex partial seizures

 

From a family who visited with her in November 2013:  “Bernadette is in a groupa for normally developing children and her medical condition must be very well controlled bc a) she is not in the infirmary groupa room and b) I did indeed see her playing outside for 2 hours with the whole groupa the other day, again suggesting her condition is well controlled bc here in her country if a child is considered even the tiniest bit at medical risk they are not allowed outside…she waved at me and said “privet,” which means hello! She did not push to get to me (like several boys did) but did come closer…she has chubby cheeks and legs and big eyes and is adorable!”

 

$101.70 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

ADOPTED OUTSIDE OF RR

 

 

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Tavin

30818224927Boy, born Dec 2011
congenital multiple arthrogryposis

 

Dear Tavin is in a region that typically waives the 10 day wait after court.

$198.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

 

 

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Brenton

brenton-update-croppedbrenton-2Boy, born Oct 7, 1997
Down syndrome

 

Brenton needs a family to commit to him PRIOR to his birthday in October.

Brenton is almost 16 years old.  He is tiny for his age, and in a wheelchair most of the time.    We are hoping for more medical info shortly, but we must find a family for him NOW.    A family can file with USCIS and still have 6 months to submit their homestudy.

From a missionary who visited with him recently:  “Brenton is a sweet little guy who doesn’t look anything like a 15 year old. I thought he was more like 7 or 8, and he’s the size of a very young child. He is nonverbal but he loves affection. He would scoot himself over to me and grab my hand and hold it very tightly. It was actually hard to take my hand away from him because his grip is so strong. He wanted to be in close physical contact, and he would wiggle his way onto my lap. When he is riding in his wheelchair outside, he flaps his hands around in a very distinctive way. This boy is a real cuddle-bug!”

 

Even after everything he has endured, Brenton still has joy in his heart and a smile that could light up a room.  WE CAN’T LEAVE HIM BEHIND.  We only just recently learned about his need.  God is giving us the chance to change this child’s future.  PLEASE HELP US by sharing, blogging, and donating.   A full grant will eliminate the financial barrier and help a family be able to step up to give him the life he deserves.  Otherwise he will remain in an adult mental institution for the rest of his life.

Brenton lives in a region which often waives the 10 day wait.   Married couples only.  Larger families and older parents welcome.  The ideal family would have previous adoptive experience from institutional settings.
$4967.89 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Flora

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

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

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

$45.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Jordan

JordanJordan-2Boy, born January 2000
PRC
repaired cleft lip and palate

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

Jordan is an endearing child and an above average student who loves basketball, skating, and other athletic activities. He has a sweet personality and is described as loving, helpful, caring of others, fun-loving, and energetic. Jordan is very articulate and expresses himself well. He loves to read!

Jordan lives with a foster family and is very close to his foster mother. As close as he is to his foster family, he has a strong desire to be adopted and expressed that to us in our conversations with him. He is well-liked and gets along well with other children, his foster family, and orphanage staff.

Jordan will be aging out of the system in January of 2014, so the agency is looking for a family whose dossier is logged in already (through any agency), or close to being logged in. Families with an approved current home study may also have enough time to complete the adoption before he ages out.

The agency has reduced some fees and may have additional grant funding available for Jordan’s adoption.

$62.60 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Adam #29-10

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

(was previously listed as Connor)

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

Additional photos and videos from August 2013 are available.

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

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Violet (L)

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

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

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

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

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

$120.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Darla

Darla (2) Darla (1)Girl, born May 2012
PRC
Down syndrome, congenital heart defect (post-surgical)

Darla was found when she was about two months old. The orphanage found a foster family for her quickly so that she would get better care. Her foster family consists of parents, grandparents, and a sister in college, and they all adore Darla — who wouldn’t!?

She had poor muscle tone and was weak due to her heart conditions, so she began receiving physical therapy. After two months she showed great improvement in her strength and muscle control. As of March 2013 she learned to hold her head up, and sit with assistance. If she hears her name she looks around to see who is calling her. She loves being outdoors and playing with her foster mom, who is very attentive and helps her practice standing.

In March of this year the orphanage arranged for her heart surgery at the best children’s hospital in the city, and it was successful. Though her development is delayed compared to other children, she has made great strides! Are you the family who will help her continue to grow?

$1046.70 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Diana and Anne (L)

DianaSisters

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

 

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

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

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

 

 

Anne

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

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

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

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Kasmira (L)

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

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

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

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

$200.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Sheppard

30726000820Boy, born in June 1998
HIV; His therapy is only 2 pills in the morning. No any other health issues.

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

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

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

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

 

$2703.48 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Perry #4-4

PerryAge: 3
Diagnosis: moderate mental delays & hyperkinetic disorder

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

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

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Taran

Taran-smilingBoy, born Nov 2007
PRC
post-operative for trauma due to accident, delayed development

Taran was brought to the hospital after a traffic accident at the age of 2.5. He was abandoned at the hospital after surgery and after after several months of recovery in the hospital he moved into his current institute. At 4.5 years he can run, walk, jump, and go up and down stairs alone.

He likes playing with other children. Taran is a quiet child who does not like it when others take his friends toys. His caretakers say that he has made very good progress. He can play with toys and can understand adults’ words.

Taran can recite some poem’s and sing several children’s songs. His caretakers really care about him and want him to find a foreign family who will accept him as the “favorable”, lovable little boy he has become. Because of his surgery he still uses a diaper and is not allowed to go to kindergarten, but does attend the class at his institute. He is waiting on a family that will help him continue his great progress and take him to his forever home where he will be allowed to go to school.

$153.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Jeffrey

Jeffrey-AsiaBoy, born May 2005
PRC
Complete hearing loss

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

$9.95 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Carrie

Carrie-AsiaGirl, born January 2006
PRC
Thalassemia and Splenectomy

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

$5.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Sunny

Sunny-AsiaGirl, born September 2002
PRC
Intellectual delay

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

$5.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Donovan #4-2

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

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

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

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Pete #4-3

PeterPeteBoy, born 2011
Age: 2
Diagnosis: Down syndrome, ASD-surgically corrected

Peter can roll over and get up on his knees. When placed in a standing position, he can support his weight. He turns his head and looks when people are talking. He reaches for toys, holds them for long periods of time, transfers them from hand to hand and will interact with them. He tracks objects with his eyes. He is very alert and follows the movements of adults in the room. He smiles when someone talks to him. He is beginning to vocalize certain sounds.

Additional photos and videos are available.Down syndrome

$10.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Aubrey #33

baby girlGirl, age: 1
Diagnosis: Down syndrome

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

 

$562.50 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Deirdre (L)

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

 

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

 

$4.50 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

 

 

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Nolan

HELP, I HAVE BEEN TRANSFERRED!!
Boy, Born September 2004

Nolan is such a handsome boy!  He needs a loving family!

From his medical records:  long-term effects of some early trauma (right-side hemiparesis), mild mental delays, seizures, flat feet, farsightedness

He has fine motor skills, understands everything, he talks but it is hard to understand him.  Nolan is very physically active, happy and cooperative, friends with other children.

 

A family living in the states who has 3 children, one who is significantly disabled, has taken a special interest in Nolan but cannot add Nolan to their own family due to the needs of their children. Per the family, “Nolan’s eyes and smile caught our heart. He is close in age to one of our own children. We hope this gift will enable someone to give Nolan the chance to live outside an institution.”

$19592.50 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

 

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Abegayle

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

 

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

 

 

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Emma

EmmaGirl, born April 2005
PRC
Deaf

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

 

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Wayne

wayne 1Boy, born June 2008
PRC
Thalassemia

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

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

$166.50 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Julie, John, and Joy

julie john joySiblings; ages 9, 7 and 2 years.

They have lost both their parents and have been in the orphanage for awhile. They love each other and care for each other so much, it is a joy to see their wonderful sibling bond. These 3 need a family open to some unknowns regarding the children’s special needs (the agency has additional information available for inquiring families.

These three long for a family to keep them together and that will show them what it is like to be kids again.

$135.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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EDEN #657

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

 

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

 

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

Video available from the agency.

 

$85.50 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Aric (L)

HeinrichBoy, born June 2012
Down syndrome, suspected hearing issues

 

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

$108.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Bolden

30929120018 BoldenBoy, born May 2013
Blind

 

Oh sweet little muffin!

 

$2506.95 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Merry and Margaret

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Down syndrome

 

Merry: Girl, born October 2008
Mental delay

Merry is a very nice girl. She very much loves her sister who has Down syndrome, and she has been taking care of her while they were in the same orphanage. But one day her sister was taken away from her to go to the mental institution. She has been looking for her the whole day and cried hard when she was told her sister had to leave. The caregivers cannot talk about it without tears in their eyes. It was very hard to see for everyone. We would very much want to find a family who is willing to adopt both so they can be reunited again.

$185.95 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Thea (L)

Thea M205Girl, born August 2007

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

 

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

 

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Keegan

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

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

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

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

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

$1041.30 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Nickson

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

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

 

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Edna #34

EdnaAge:1
Diagnosis: Down syndrome

 

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

$0.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Evie

Evie Evie 2Girl, born Dec 2011
PRC
Down syndrome

 

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

 

$633.60 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

 

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Della

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

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

 

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

 

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

$749.70 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

 

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Holden

holden aged 12Boy, born June 2000
PRC
Albinism

 

Holden will age out in June 2014. A family needs to be in country and take custody of him, prior to his birthday.

When he met an adopting family last year, Holden told them he wants to be adopted, too.

Holden is very social, and very kind. Holden does well in school, and enjoys sports. He is helpful with the other children, and is described as obedient and loving.  Additional information about Holden is available from a family who met him last year.

$2326.50 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Chava

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

 

$542.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

 

 

 

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Heavenly

31208193600 Heavenly (1)Girl, born June 2013
Down syndrome

 

$516.25 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Garrett

GarrettApril 2009
PRC
Cerebral atrophy; multiple necrotic cyst of cerebra

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

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

 

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Leandra

Leandra (1)

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

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

$1061.80 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Moira #429 OD

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

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

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

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

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Alia

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

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

 

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Dunham

atwarrior150Dunham30920124316 DunhamBoy, born October 2012
Down syndrome

 

What a sweet baby!

 

From a family who met him in summer 2013:
Precious Dunham is the favorite in his groupa.  He rocks to music, and loves toys.  He giggles, smiles, and laughs.  His sweet rust-colored hair and blue eyes are even cuter in real life.  He smells like baby cookies and soup.  He is eating from a bottle and stage 2-consistency baby food.  His nannies usually dress him in blue because it brings out the red in his hair; he has hazel eyes. If I could write a thousand words, I could not come close to how much his nannies and I want to see him in a family.  They said to us that our daughter and Dunham were “brother and sister,” hoping we would be able to say yes.  This baby was born to love and be loved.  He is not yet crawling, but reaching other developmental milestones, like holding his head up and lifting his legs and chest off the ground during tummy time. As for the belt, I think he was wearing it to encourage crawling and for low muscle tone. He wasn’t wearing it anymore when we were there–another baby was. He does not have a chest scar, but no other information was available about his heart. I didn’t notice any strabismus (crossed eyes).  This is a great orphanage and they truly care for the kids the best they can.  I felt comfortable when I was there by myself.  Videos and more photos available.  Can be adopted with Edgar!

Married couples only; large families welcome.

$769.95 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Samuel #40-09

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

 

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

 

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

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Quentin #HP

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

Down syndrome

 

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

 

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

$0.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Evan

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

 

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

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

$1198.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Savannah

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

 

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

Additional photos and video available from the agency upon request.

$1026.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Chance

Chance Photo 7 Jun-2013Boy, Born September 2012

 

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

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

MARRIED COUPLES ONLY.

 

$1665.06 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Zola

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

 

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

 

Married couples preferred but single moms may apply.

 

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Theodore

30922122939 TheodoreBoy, born 2003

Deaf

 

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Syler

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

 

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

$23.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Laurence

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

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

$100.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Isabella

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

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

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

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

$2772.74 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Molly

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

 

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

Videos and additional information available for inquiring families.

Molly has a $3500 grant available from the agency.

$5.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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York

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

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

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

$40.50 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Spring

2008, FEB 28th, SpringGirl, born August 2008
PRC
congenital macular coloboma of two eyes; normal physical development

 

Spring was born premature and has eye issues. It is likely that she has minimal sight. She is not under any treatment. She moves around very well. She is said to be a smart girl, more intelligent than children of the same age. She is potty trained. She has good self-confidence. The foster mother stated she is smart and well behaved. She can learn fast and is very independent. She attends the orphanage school. She knows some English. She liked playing with another girl in the same foster family, and she helps her foster mother with housework. She lives in the foster family with four other children. Her biggest wish is to cook food. She wants to go to the US very much. She asks “where is my American mom?”

Spring has a $1,000 special focus agency grant.

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Joyce

Joyce

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

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

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

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

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

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

$36.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Jesika (L)

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

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

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

$0.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Cade (L)

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

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

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

Cade likes to draw and play pretend.

$2500.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Lark (L)

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

Well, hello, precious!

 

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

$1452.63 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Theo

Theo 2013 (1)Theo 2013 (2)Boy, born July 1999
Cerebral Palsy

 

Everyone who has met Theo described him as a gentle, lovey, cuddly boy. He is very delayed, but would blossom in a family, if given the opportunity. He is a gentle delight to be around, and such a sweetie!

He is stiff, due to having cerebral palsy, and not having the luxury of Physical Therapy to help him function better. He sits hour after hour in a wheel chair. As he gets older and bigger he will be moved to a bed and left there. He will be put in a diaper and left in bed – fed there and left – the diaper changed once or twice a day. He will no longer be taken outside he will just be left to lay there. Unless the workers take them to the pond or playground, they literally sit in a shed and do NOTHING all day.

Theo is an absolute sweetheart. Gentle is what sums him up the best, his smile is ever ready and he loved being around people. He kind of melted into his joy every time they got close to him.

Of all the kids there I think he has the most room for improvement. With a family that will stretch him and help him I think he has a ton of potential! He is speech delayed also but again has so much potential. He speaks but not much, but he seems aware of his surroundings and delights in small pleasures.

From someone who met him in June 2013:
I spent a lot of time with Theo. He is truly a sweetheart with so much love to give. On my first day here we took some children to a pond. I pushed him in his wheelchair and spent about 30 minutes throwing rocks into the pond with him. On the way back we heard a cuckoo and I said “Cuckoo!” and he started saying “Cuckoo! Cuckoo!” The next day when he saw me he said “Mama! Cuckoo!” He always says “Mama!” when he sees me and grabs my hand and lays his head on me. He truly is an incredibly loving little boy.

I’ll not be shy in saying that Theo is one of my favorites here. He is so sweet and gentle and patient. He is appreciative of the smallest kindness. Usually he is in the Happy Home, but some of those kids are at summer camp and he and the others will go to Crimea next week, so he is in with a group of less able children right now. Unless we take them to the pond or playground, they literally sit in a shed and do NOTHING all day. Today we took children to the playground, and I wrote all their names in English and gave them the papers. Theo was so excited to get his. He kept looking at it and saying his name again and again and showing me. Later, when we were back at the shed, I saw him looking at the paper and saying his name. Then he carefully put it in his pocket, which is hard for him because I think he has cerebral palsy. Then he sat with his hand covering his pocket so the paper would not fall out. Last night I rubbed his back and sang to him after he was in bed and he just smiled and smiled and patted my face. Theo would blossom in a family.

$207.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Fred

FredBoy, born June 2008
PRC
congenital deformed digital joints of hands, introversion of toe joints

Fred is an intelligent, cute little guy whose special need is that his fingers and toes are webbed. His mobility is not affected by this condition – he dances to jazz music and loves to perform. He is in Kindergarten where music is his favorite subject. This smart boy can write 1-10 and counts orally to 100. The nannies call him brilliant! He did say one thing in English without prompting: “bye bye”. His bathroom habits are normal and he is an average boy except for those cute little fingers and toes. One day he would like to be a policeman. He likes to watch TV – loves cartoons and movies. He plays with puzzles and other toys with his friends. He lives at the center with 4 boys in his room and one caregiver. Everyone who meets Fred just loves him! Is yours the lucky family that this sweet little boy will dance a lifetime with?

Fred has a $1,000 Special Focus grant from the agency.

 

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Oliver

Boy, Born March 2007

Oliver 2012

Guardian Angel

 

OLIVER HAS BEEN TRANSFERRED!

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

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

 

$10601.95 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Andrew

Guardian AngelBoy, Born May 2007

 

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

Andrew 2012

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

 

From a family who met Andrew in January 2012:

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

Additional pictures and a video available.

$4200 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Merry

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

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

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

 

$368.55 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Nate

NateBoy, born Feb 2003
PRC
Thalassemia

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

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

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

$5.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Tadd

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

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

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

$108.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Nelia #11-42

NeliaAge: 5
Diagnosis: developmental delays

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

 

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

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Ethel

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

 

Ethel has started walking.

FACING TRANSFER!!

 

$94.50 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Pepe

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

 

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

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

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

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

Photo available from the agency, for serious inquiries.

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

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Georgina

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

 

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

 

$9.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Nathan

Nathan (1) Nathan (2)Boy, born January 2011
PRC
Down syndrome

He is a lovely child. Nathan can sit alone steadily and can stand with hands holding something. He can also walk with hand held by aunt. Nathan can use his thumb and index finger to pick up small pills. He giggles when being teased and is cooperative when putting on clothes.

Nathan is active, restless, fond of smile and listening to music. We hope he will return to a family, has a happy life and grow healthily.

 

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Joey

Joey1Joey_Fall2009Boy, born November 2006
PRC
Congenital Heart Defect

 

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

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

$522.90 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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