Down syndrome

Fran, born October 2012 is a rosy-cheeked toddler diagnosed with Down syndrome. In her report written when she was 15 months old, she was enjoying the company of her nannies and studying them closely when they talked to her. Fran was saying mama and “diedie” and was trying to say other words. The caregivers described her as a smart little girl with a happy temperament who loved toys that make noise. Fran was at that time a little clumsy and behind other children her age, but was working hard to learn to stand and walk. She loved being cuddled and was delighted to be taken outdoors to feel the wind blow and hear the birds chirp.

$1,739.95 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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

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

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

esteban140913170637Boy, born 2012

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


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


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

Michael 2014 (1)

Michael 2014 (3)Boy, born 2014
Down syndrome

Do babies get cuter than Michael?!

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

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

callie2callie-2015girl, born 2015
Down Syndrome


What a beautiful baby girl!!


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

rickboy, born 2011


Adopted domestically


charlie-2015-2Boy, born 2004
Down Syndrome

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

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

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

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

beth1Girl, born February 2010

Updated picture from Oct 2015!

This little love has a host of medical issues:  Congenital defect of brain development: microcephaly, subcortically-pyramidal failure, persistent movement disorders, delayed development logopaedic, refractive errors in her vision and it is not clear how well or if she can see at all.
She has a functional systolic murmur


Beth desperately needs a family to help her reach her full potential!

$20.26 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!





Will-updateTwin Boys, born 2011, cannot be separated


Harry – Left hydrocele, Normal child, good development

Will – Internal hydrocephalus compensated, disgenesis of corpus callosum

From a family who met them in 2015:
I spent two months with these boys during the adoption of our daughter from the same orphanage.

Will walks with a wobble, but other than that doesn’t seem terribly delayed. He’s probably the sweetest child you will ever meet and I enjoyed seeing him more than any other child during my stay with them. He would go out of his way to give me cookies or candy – or show me what he was playing with. When another kid was mean to him, he simply returned the favor with kindness and a smile that will melt your heart.

I actually didn’t know that Harry was Wills brother when I was there, Harry was one of my daughters best friends and play companions. He’s VERY bright, and quite. He has a kind heart and plays very frequently with his brother when no one else does.

Harry and Will independently were two of my favorite kids I spent time with… I’d be happy to share videos and pictures with any family interested in bringing home these kids.

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

Kirk (2) Kirk (1)Boy, born December 2007
Limb Differences

Kirk just turned 6 years old and his favorite pets are puppies! Kirk has limb differences in both his hands and feet . He is able to pick up items with both hands, and is working on learning new things around the orphanage. Kirk can walk and is getting stronger and better at this. Developmentally, he is on target. He knows all of his friends names, can express all of his needs, and is very talkative. Listening to music, watching cartoons, and singing are some of Kirk’s favorite things to do.

Update 2015- Kirk has recently has surgery on his legs/feet and is still receiving post surgery care of the rods/pins/bolts, etc. He has been a trooper! Even before his surgery, he was able to stand and walk with support. Kirk is very bright, and very social. When he arrived at the care facility before his surgery, he was very quiet; they discovered he spoke a different dialect. Now he will talk to anyone…and he does! Kirk’s fingers are very nimble, but his hands have a hard time. This, smart, funny, and charming boy has been waiting for a family. Are you the family he waits for?

$58.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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

Additional photos and videos are available through the agency.

Delylah Delylah2Age: 15
Diagnosis: Down syndrome

Delylah will age out in March 2016!  She needs a family to commit to her prior to then!

Delylah is described as “cheerful, endearing, and very compassionate to smaller children”. She had surgery on her knee in 2014.

More medical information is being obtained, along with videos of Delylah.

$4,584.30 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

HannahGirl, born 2010
S.E. Asia
Down syndrome

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

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

pearlGirl, born 2010
HIV IV clinical stage, protein calorie mal-nutrition, other disorder of nervous system

Very nice girl, available in fall 2015

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


benben-2015-1ben-2015-2Boy, born 2009
Deep mental delay, Failure to Thrive


UPDATE December 2015: ” In March of 2015 Ben was at his worst. He weighed 12 pounds and was withering away. A medical team visited and put him on a special diet that saved his life. On a diet of thickened formula and baby food, he began to very slowly gain weight. Once he was able to get some nutrition we started to see his first smiles and a little bit of his feisty personality. This special diet is not a long-term solution for him. What he really needs is a family. Just imagine how he would thrive! ”


From a family who has met him many times:  “This sweet boy is very beautiful, serious, and fragile. He is very thin, and even though with careful feeding he is finally able to hold his food down, he still is not gaining weight. He is able to sit up on his own and stand, while holding on to the rails of his crib. He can walk while holding on to someone’s finger. No one at the institution has ever seen him smile and he is nonverbal. We aren’t sure what is going on inside him, but we long to see some sort of response in his face. One great thing we have noticed in the past couple of months is that he now cries when his special nanny leaves the room. When she comes back in the room and calls his name he quiets instantly! He loves to be held and cuddled, and he really likes being outside. He simply cannot thrive in the institutional environment. He needs medical treatment and therapy, but most of all he needs the love of a family. He needs somewhere where he can be safe and loved with abandon.”

$5,569.84 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

LaurelGirl, born 2010

HIV, Astigmatism


What a cutie pie!


$50.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

VictoriaGirl, born 2000
Mild Mental Delay

From a family that met her in early 2015:
She is so sweet. Speaks English very well and even translated for us some, she loves to dance and put on shows. The outfit she has on is a traditional dance costume; they were getting ready to put on a show for St Nicholas day.

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

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

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

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

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

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

svetagirl, born 2014
down syndrome


$50.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

boysillouettenophotoBoy, born February 2014

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

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

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

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

Skippy updated photoBoy, born August 2002
hemiparalysis of right side, delayed language

Skippy is now 13 years old and is listed as having hemiparalysis of right-sided; his language is not fluent. He reportedly uses only his left hand due to no strength in his right arm and hand. Although it is difficult at times for him to put on his clothes, his file states that he can do it quickly and neatly. His file states that he is active, cute., loves to work and to help other children. This sweet boy is said to have a ready smile and is called a “sunshine little boy”. He really likes to draw and has good imagination.

$2,999.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Dana3DanaGirl, May 2013
Down syndrome

She is healthy and smart. She is busy. She walks. She knows her name. She can hold the bottle to drink. She has good eye contact. She can say: Ma Ma.

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

Girl, born 2004
Down syndrome

VIDEO!  https://youtu.be/CdGy89j0IT8


From an adoptive family who met her in Jan 2015:  “I sat next to Rebecca today at an orphanage Christmas concert. She is SO cute! When she came in to sit down, she was SO excited to be there. She saw a boy in the row in front of us that she knew, and they greeted each other warmly. Her smile lit up her whole face.

We were sitting in the last row, so she stood quiet and attentive during the concert, her hands on the back of the chair in front of her, peering between adults’ shoulders to see her friends and classmates perform. Her hair was elaborately pulled back into a series of little ponytails on top of her head, which were then braided together. The caregiver sitting next to her obviously likes her quite a lot. At the end, of the concert, all the kids who are mobile were taken up to dance around the Christmas tree, and she and little Wetherby (who really is quite little)! danced next to each other in the circle. ”

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

$4,348.25 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

justin-2015JustinBoy, born 2014

Down syndrome, disorder of the brain, congenital malformation of the cardiac septum


Sweet pea!!

updated pics 9/15!

Shane RKBoy, born 2013
anal atresia, genital irregularity

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

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

Camron1Boy, born 2012
Williams Syndrome

Little Camron has Williams Syndrome.  He loves to dance!  When the music comes on, he jumps up out of his seat to move to the music. A love of music (and sometimes an unusual skill with music, often referred to as “savant”) is common in children with this genetic condition.

All of the children he lives with in his house love him. They really cherish the time they get to spend with him.  He is starting to take his first steps, and with help from his friends, he is learning quickly.  Camron is described as an affectionate child.  He is very happy with people he knows, and he obeys directions well.

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

Eriq 2

Boy, born 2008
HIV Positive/Perinatal Infection


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Child’s mother is HIV positive. Several tests have been performed to child to rule out HIV with a reactive result. No treatment has been indicated.

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

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

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

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

TiyaAge: 8

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

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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

Barbara has reduced fees through the agency.

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


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

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

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

Aimey has reduced fees through the agency.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Delia update (1)

post-op and happy!

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



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


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


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

BayleighGirl, born September 2012
Down syndrome, mild umbilical hernia, physical and developmental delays

Meet Bayleigh! She is 2 years old. She is diagnosed with having Down syndrome and a mild umbilical hernia. She has physical and developmental delays. She is a part of the Half the Sky program at her SWI. She loves to have someone sing to her. She is a moderate sleeper and loves to eat. She can stand while holding onto something. She giggles and squeals when she sees a familiar “Aunt”. She is delightful and loves to be on the go.

$529.80 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!


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

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

$2,073.01 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

PetersonBoy, born April 2002

Peterson is blind with light perception and has lived in a foster home for orphans with visual impairments since 2009. Every child has an individual education plan and the goal is to allow them to be independent and live life to the full. Peterson is very independent. He has lived in an apartment next to his school for over two years. Every day, he uses his cane to walk to school. He studies a lot of different subjects and he is fluent in Braille reading and writing. He can speak some English and loves to talk to visitors in English. His self-help skills are good and he can get himself dressed, washed and get ready for school. He does his homework well and he has chores to do around the house, including washing dishes, cleaning the table and hanging up washing. Peterson has a good memory. He always asks a lot of questions. He loves to sing and has a perfect tenor voice. He loves to give and receive hugs. In his second semester at the Blind School, he was awarded some scholarship money for his excellent work, and he spent it on music lessons learning to play the erhu. He is confident and in December 2012 he presented the Christmas Concert with a loud and clear speaking voice in front of over 300 people! Peterson has now run twice in the (mini) marathon and he often goes to the park to regularly run 5km. When asked he said his favorite thing to do is sing and his favorite subject at school is PE. His favorite animal is an elephant and his favorite food is peanuts. Peterson wants to be a singer when he grows up. When asked if there was anything he wanted to say he replied “Thank you to everyone who helps!” Are you the musical family Peterson is waiting for? Maybe he is the tenor to round out your family choir!

$597.15 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

travisBoy, born 2014

congenital hydrocephalus, iron deficiency anemia, brain affection of unspecified etiology, congenital deformation of hips

Travis is reported to have received a shunt when he was one or two months old!

Sweet boy needs a family!

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

Quentin update 2013 (5)Quentin (1)

Boy, born December 2008

Down syndrome, heart defect (acleistocardia)

Oh my, what a cutie!  Love his fuzzy hair!

Quentin has Down syndrome, but is otherwise healthy!

From a family who met Quentin in 2012:  
We were able to meet him when we visited our son’s first foster home.  The foster home is wonderful and the children are very well cared for and LOVED!!  I was told that he has made great progress since a new caregiver arrived from the states.  She absolutely adores him and was trying to hold back tears as she thanked me for coming and trying to find a family for him.  The past few months he has begun seeking out attention of her, interacting more with the other children, taking more interest in toys and pulling up to a standing position.  He loves being held and is adorable.

Video and additional pictures available for potential families.

UPDATE spring 2013:
Last time I saw Quentin was in early March and he was doing GREAT! I am so proud of his progress over the past year and a half. Not only is he walking steadily, but also making progress figuring out and doing things on his own, for example, climbing up the stairs to the slide and sliding down, stacking up chairs and stools to get in and out of his bed on his own. In the past the only noises he would make was to cry when he was sad or mad (which is rarely) but last time I saw him he was making noises like baby talk which to me was a good sign that he is wanting to try and talk/communicate…imitating noises, etc. He is also more and more affectionate and loving…coming up behind you to steal hugs and kisses.

He’s a treasure, and I can’t WAIT for some family to find him and take him home! He is SO smart and SO ready to have a family of his own!
$19,273.70 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

EddieBoy, born March 2009
Down syndrome

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Girl, born December 2002

Down syndrome


Well, doesn’t this little pixie look like a spit fire?   Those deep brown eyes are gorgeous!

Large families welcome, travel required.  Married couples only.  Gracelynn could be adopted with Rania, Kinley, and/or Emmalyn.

$10,010.26 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

KaleyGirl, born 2014
Congenital heart defect

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

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

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

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

MacKenzieGirl, born June 2000

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

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

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

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

Andy, CHAC, 2_07Andy RKBoy, born 2007

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

From a family who met Eden in May 2015:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

colletteGirl, born 2009


Adopted domestically


BoltonBoy, born Feb 2004
Spina Bifida

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

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

Susy 1 Susy 2Girl, born Nov 2009
Cerebral Palsy

Susy is diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy (CP). Her CP seems to be fairly moderate. Susy was found when she was about two years old. Too little tension in her muscles prevented her from sitting or standing on her own, so that spring she received intensive therapy for three months through which she made very significant progress with her motor skills. She’s described as even-tempered and patient, although she still struggles to do some things the other children do easily. She’s thought to be clever and loves to laugh and smile with the nannies, touching their faces for connection. Emotionally, she’s right on track with her peers. Susy likes watching TV and listening to music, being held, and going outside to play. She rarely cries, unless she’s hungry. Her caregivers say she is well-loved and that they are deeply impressed by how much progress she’s made. She can sit unassisted and walk holding hands. It would be amazing to see the changes in this child with the love and support of a family and some good physical therapy.

The following is an update that just arrived (10/2014) for Susy: She can move around with a walker and stand up with assistance. She cannot feed herself yet. She can only smile. She knows how to read the face of adults. She can reach to get stuff from other kids. She is afraid of strangers.

$3,241.74 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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

Poland 3

Alex, the youngest brother, was born in 2012.
Good general condition; congenital nystagmus. A slight delay in development.

Middle brother, Owen, was born in 2010.
He has good general condition, delayed speech development.

Oldest brother, Matt, was born in 2008. He has cerebral palsy, waddling gait, increased tension foot, walking on tiptoe. Speech delayed. He requires rehabilitation (partly moves in a wheelchair).

We would love to find a family willing to take all 3 boys, and keep them together. In their own country, they may end up being separated, as the younger boys have a greater chance at being adopted.

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

vance2014-2vance2014-8Boy, born 2001

Down syndrome

Vance is a cute, outgoing boy, with a winning smile!  He loves to play outside – particularly swinging and playing soccer.   He enjoys drawing and playing with puzzles and bricks.

Vance has a significant speech delay, but interacts with others using gestures and expresses himself well.

$6,418.87 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

PeytonGirl, born July 2011
congenital adrenal cortical hyperplasia , post-op sensitive special need

Precious Peyton is an extroverted child, who gets along well with other children and who is not shy with strangers. She’s very curious and loves to explore new toys. She can walk, jump, and go up and down stairs independently. Her fine motor skills are good- she can put a block in and out of a cup, open a lid, and build a tower of four blocks. Her pronunciation isn’t always clear, but is loud. When her nannies give her simple instructions, she understands and obeys. She knows the names of the other children in her group. She’s in a pre-school like setting at her orphanage, where she is learning to draw and sing children’s songs. Peyton has been diagnosed with congenital adrenal cortical hyperplasia (CAH) and she has had surgery for another sensitive need. Peyton started taking medication for CAH when she was just one month old.

Peyton has been met by a number of people who adore her. Those who have met her said she is so loving and sweet and that she is doing well developmentally. They say she has a funny personality and makes everyone laugh. She laughs a lot too and sweetly gives kisses. She loves to scribble on paper. She likes toys and playing with the stacking cups.

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

Ginny (3) Girl, born November 2004
Down syndrome, Congenital heart diseaseGinny (2)

Ginny is an adorable girl with freckles on her nose. She was born with Down syndrome and a heart condition. Her caregivers say that her heart condition doesn’t affect her daily life. She doesn’t know the names of her colors, but she can follow directions. Ginny lives in foster care and at home, she is able to help out around the house with some things. She is independent in her daily living. Ginny is a delightful little girl who needs a family to call her own!

$438.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Brandon update1Boy, born Feb 2011Brandon update2

Brandon is a sweet little boy who has been diagnosed with multiple and large nevus on his body.

Brandon is not afraid of strangers. He loves to smile and has an extroverted personality. After he entered the institute, he received meticulous care.

Brandon doesn’t often cry and his sleeping condition is very good. His daily life is one of routine and his life habits are very good.

$868.41 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Penelope Photo 2 Mar-2015 Penelope Photo 1 March 2014 - cropSweet Penelope was born prematurely at 29 weeks gestation in June of 2012 and has been diagnosed with hydrocephalus. She currently has a working shunt in place to alleviate this condition. Penelope also has strabismus.

Penelope’s development is significantly delayed overall. She currently functions at the level of a 7-8 months old child. She can roll over, crawl, and transfer toys between her hands. Penelope can not yet sit or stand unassisted.

Her pediatrician has also noticed symptoms of autism in Penelope’s social and emotional development, including low eye contact, repetitive stereotyped movements, lack of interest in books, not responding to her name, and being non-verbal. Her caregivers report that it is difficult to engage her and that Penelope is frequently in her own world, but that she will laugh when tickled and has become a bit more active in recent months.

Her pediatrician believes that the cause for Penelope’s possible autism lies in the early trauma of her premature birth as well as several surgeries and hospital stays. It is expected that she will improve if she receives one on one therapy from a qualified professional.

Update March 2014: Penelope’s caregivers report that her eye contact is improving and that she smiles at familiar people and responds to the things they do.

Update July 2014: Penelope has become more affectionate and likes to be carried as much as possible these days. She better relates to her caregivers and is showing increasing interest in her environment. Penelope can say mama and sits without assistance. Her caretakers believe that with appropriate stimulation, she will make even more progress.

Update March 2015: Penelope can now stand and cruise with stable support. She actively seeks attention.

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


CarolineCaroline2Girl, born May 2003
Post-op Cerebral Palsy

Caroline is a beautiful, and very sweet girl who is 12 years old. She came into care when she was 4 or 5 years old, and was diagnosed with CP affecting her lower legs. Caroline was in otherwise very good health. She had surgery in 2013, and is able to walk with only a slight limp. Since Caroline had not received any early education before she came to the orphanage, she was a bit behind her peers in school. Caroline is very easy going, and has a positive attitude about all she does! She is is a wonderful care facility, and has agreed to be adopted. Caroline is so ready to be someone’s daughter!

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

JudeBoy, born November 2014
Down syndrome

Jude is a contented little baby who recently joined us here. He is interactive and loves to play. Jude is quick to reach for toys and grasp fingers. He is great at tracking people and does fairly well with his bottle and feeding. Jude loves to make silly noises with his mouth and is starting to show off his smile. Jude’s core strength is already improving; he has a Bumbo seat that he loves to sit in and we are working with him to be able to sit up independently. Jude first learned to roll from his tummy to his back and is now working on rolling from his back to his tummy. While laying on his tummy, Jude can hold his head and shoulders up. While laying on his back, he loves to play with his hands and feet. He is a great sleeper and generally sleeps through the night, although he does not always take consistent naps.

$31.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Shawn (1) Shawn (2)Guardian AngelBoy, born July 2008
Congenital Arthrogryposis

Shawn is a sweet, capable little boy who can walk, sit, raise his hands above his head and bend over to pick things up. His caretakers described him as an optimistic and active child. Shawn enjoys listening to stories and has good language skills. He understands instructions and can express his thoughts well. He performs well in class and can share well with his peers. He likes to play games with other kids and really likes to play with the bowling ball and electric piano. Shawn also likes to color and to dance with the help of his teacher. He is described as kind and will comfort others when they are sad. This sweet little boy is waiting for his family to find him and help him to be all he can be.

$592.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Katherine RK photo (1)Girl, born 2014
psoriasis, mental delays

Katherine is a sweet girl who will turn two in January. She was abandoned at the door of the orphanage when she was just a few days old. She was a tiny baby, weighing in at only 3 lbs. Her main diagnosis is psoriasis, which is treated with topical cream/oil on her skin. She walks well, but drags one foot just a little. Katherine also has calcium deficiency. She was previously diagnosed with mental development delays but her foster family reports that her mental development is now normal.

Katherine is described as a cheerful and happy girl who likes to play with other children and listen to music. Wouldn’t she be a wonderful addition to your family?

JudyGirl, born 2009
anal atresia, CHD, Club foot

Judy, age 6.5, was abandoned near a hospital when she was only one week old. She was born with anal atresia, which was surgically corrected when she was three weeks old and now has complete bowel and bladder control. She was initially diagnosed with congenital heart defect, but the orphanage reports that’s no longer an issue. Judy tested positive for hepatitis B but received treatment and is now considered a carrier who is not contagious. She also has a club foot which alters her gait a bit, but she gets around just fine. Judy has age appropriate intelligence and speech development. She can count past 100, can recite ancient poems, knows size and colors and likes to sing songs. Judy is described as smiley, gregarious, open and cute. Can Judy be your daughter?

Laura Photo 7 March 2015ALaura Photo 3 Mar-2015ALaura Photo 4 - May 2014Girl, Born November 2009

Down syndrome; her heart has an open oval window without hemodynamic disorders. There has been no need for monitoring or treatment by a cardiologist.

Laura receives physical and speech therapy. Laura’s caregivers report that she is a sweet and joyful girl who likes playing with toys, listening and moving to music, and spending time with other children. She is active and affectionate and it’s easy to make her laugh.  Laura is currently non-verbal, but follows simple instructions and responds to her name. Laura lives in a great bilingual orphanage where she is exposed to the English language and receives wonderful care and attention.

Updates July 2, 2012 & September 30, 2012: Laura responds when she hears her name by looking or turning her head and smiles.   She can give you a small item if asked.   She is not eating by herself yet, but can put food in her mouth.   She is not speaking or walking yet but is progressing little by little.  She is described as playful and you can easily make her laugh.  She likes to sit and take everything in around her.

Updates February & March 2013: Our agency staff representative visited Laura in February and March and our Executive Director visited Laura in February. They provided the following update: Laura is healthy and joyful as usual.   She is very active and affectionate.  She can entertain herself but likes attention very much.  She does not walk yet, but is able to climb up the couch or on the chair or back to the floor.  She does not say any words yet.   She enjoys listening to music, rocks back and forth to the beat.  She has a good appetite!  Laura has a best friend in her orphanage and likes to play on her own or with him most of the time.  Laura is in a bilingual orphanage, one of which is English, so she is used to hearing English and her native language. We have updated photos available upon request!

Update July 2014: Laura can now stand up without assistance and walk when held by the hands.  She is a very quick crawler and using this skill to get everywhere.  Laura feeds herself and understands instructions both in her native language and English.

From a family who met Laura in March 2015: Laura is so sweet. The first day we saw her, she was engaging in imaginative play and diligently caring for her baby doll and feeding herself and baby pretend food. Laura also likes music and dancing. The caregivers were playing a children’s music video that she found quite engaging. She is affectionate and sat cuddled in my lap for a time. Laura has been curious about us as we’ve been visiting our daughter.

Update May 2015: Laura can walk independently now. She appears to understand most of what is said to her, even though she doesn’t speak much.  She loves attention and often seeks it out.

From a family who met her in August 2015: Laura plays alone often, but got so excited for piggy back rides with us.  She giggled so much when I swayed and danced with her, loves to be tickled, and really loves to dance. She doesn’t speak, but does make her wishes known. She is in process of being potty trained. Laura definitely responds to familiar people; after visiting every day for a week, she walked up to me and hugged me. She really loves bubbles and playing on the keyboard.


$17,502.56 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Shayna (2)

Shayna (1)Girl, born August 2007
Delayed development; abnormal brain CT

Shayna is a clever girl and has a strong ability of expressing herself. She is developmentally delayed, but can communicate normally. She likes to imitate adults. When she sees the nannies, she will give them hugs. She is active, restless and likes to smile! When she hears something funny, she will laugh loudly and be filled with joy. She is very independent and can do many things on her own. She is attending a special training program in the institute, and she is happiest when she is in class with other children. She loves to sing and draw, and can recite poems and count numbers. She is progressing every day! Please help Shayna find her forever family!

$6,482.80 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

elijah-2015Age: 2
Diagnosis: Down syndrome

From a family who visited him in July 2015: “already crawling, standing, he’s smart, and speaking at least 10 words. He’s in the care of an amazing foster family which is a blessing because he is bonded and this will help his future attachments. He is active and strong! ”

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

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

HugoBoy, born 2012
limb differences

Hugo is a sweet little boy who turned three years old this summer. Hugo has deformities in his left forearm and hand, but he has adapted well. He can use his left hand to hold a pen, cellphone and building blocks but has difficulty picking up small objects. Hugo also has an issue with his right wrist but his caretakers report that his right hand function is more flexible and a little different but basically normal. Hugo is reported to have good coordination. Hugo is a shy but curious little boy with an infectious smile who loves to play! He knows to wait his turn for the swing, loves to play catch, and to “read” a book. Could Hugo be your son?

$0.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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

AlexBoy, born December 1999

Moderate mental retardation, nonverbal, congenital malformation cleft of hard and soft palate, cleft lip (operation in February 2007).

ALEX will age out in DECEMBER 2015!!

This boy deserves the love of a family. We just can’t watch him age out! Everyone who knows him agrees he would make a FABULOUS son. He is such a helper! Last summer, when the weather was nice, we would take the smaller boys outside and some of the big boys who have more freedom would join us. Alex was always in that group. He would run to help us push wheelchairs, or gently take our blind boys by the hand. Every week when bananas are being served he is sure to be seen helping the less capable boys with their bananas, making sure no one steals from anyone else. PRECIOUS. Please someone see Alex. He is amazing.

$8,159.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!


lucypattySiblings! Must be adopted together!
Are they not adorable!!!

Girl, born 2007 (white shirt)

Girl, born 2008 (red shirt)

Girl, born 2010 (pink dress)



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

Kandiekandie-2015-5Girl, age: 13
Diagnosis: Down syndrome

Would you just look at this BEAUTY!?  Amazing!   The agency has photos and videos from 2015. In the videos, she is dressing a Barbie doll, writing some letters, talking to staff members, answering questions, and singing. She is now in the 7th grade at a mainstreamed school with resource support.  Kandie is currently living in a group home. She has well developed gross motor skills(walks, runs, etc). She talks using simple phrases and questions. She can memorize poems and songs. She understands everything that is said to her, though like some kids with Down syndrome, she has difficulty with inferring, so the staff uses short simple sentences and concrete vocabulary when providing directions. She can count to 5 independently and to 10 with some assistance. She can write a few letters. She works hard while in school and does not have any behavior issues. She is completely toilet trained. She bathes herself with supervision from an adult. She serves and cleans off the table after meal time when it is her turn (all the children in the group home take turns doing this). She makes her own bed. She enjoys playing with the other children, watching TV and listening to music.

$3,312.20 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

jonahBoy, born 2012
Cerebral palsy



$20.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!


Boy, born 2012
severe prematurity, physical and neuro-psychological development delays


Billy is a kind and happy child. He prefers contacts with particular people from the Staff with whom he has attachment. Delay in motor skills development. He can turn from one side to another and crawls well. He can stand up if supported and can walk if held by both hands. Fine motor skills: He tries to hit two cubes each other. He can play with a toy for some period of time and the game are different with different toys. With help by the others, he tries to put objects in a box.Billy’s emotional state is good. He is happy when someone talks to him or plays with him. He loves to be around people he knows. Sometimes he is upset and cries when left alone. He loves listening to songs for children. He can pronounce random syllabuses and sounds.

Billy is very kind and loving boy. He is well adapted to the daily routine in the institution. He seeks contact with others and easily gets attached to a person. He is selective in his eating preferences. His sleep is calm and when he is awake, he communicates with other children and adults. He loves to be outside.

Billy would thrive in a family environment!

noahBoy, born 2015

Down Syndrome

beautiful baby boy!


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


Jerry (2) Jerry (1)Boy, born November 2006

Jerry is blind and participates in a program that provides high quality care and education for orphans who are blind or visually impaired. He loves to play with all toys and is very social with his friends. He especially enjoys playing and running around outside, snack time, and getting presents. Jerry has great motor skills, and can put on his own clothes, wash his face, and eat on his own. He is very intelligent and does well in school. He is very independent and whenever we want to film a child doing self-help skills, we always ask Jerry if we can film him because he is so independent and confident. He walks very well with his cane and he can go to the shops on his own and buy things (with an adult following to make sure he is ok-he is only 6 years old after all!) Jerry ran in the (mini) marathon in October 2013 and he often goes to the park to run 3-5km. He is a good listener and plays well with others, though sometimes he can be a bit mischievous. Though he is very good at his studies, he often gets nervous before a test. He really likes going to school and he now studies how to use the cane, read and write in Braille and studies all of the normal school subjects. He is very clever and picks up new concepts quickly. He would be an amazing son!Guardian Angel

$139.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Tessa1 Tessa2Girl, born November 2010
Down syndrome, Cleft lip and palate


Tessa was sent to a foster family for care the same day she was admitted. Due to her severe cleft palate, feeding her was extremely difficult.

A comprehensive physical was done in spring 2012.   The diagnosis was severe cleft lip and palate and down syndrome. At the time, the doctors examined her heart beat and found everything to be normal.



In May 2012, she received cleft lip repair surgery; the surgery was successful and her recovery went well.   Tessa’s outer appearance improved.

Tessa is a timid and shy little girl who recognizes people.  She is closest to and dependant on her nanny.  She sleeps with her nanny every night.  When she sees the nanny carry another child and not her, she will feel slighted and start to cry.  Tessa can understand our words.  She will turn her head to look around.  If you ask her whether she wants milk, she will respond with a smile.  She can say “nana”.  When interacting with strangers, she will look at you quietly and will not respond to questions.  Only after a period of time of interaction will she start to warm up.  She also likes to look pretty and likes to wear pretty clothes.  When you praise her and tell her how pretty she looks, she will immediately smile happily.

$10,236.96 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Darren2_2015 Darren 2015Boy, age 5
Diagnosis: hydrocephalus-no shunt

Updated 2015: Darren now lives in a group home. He spends a great deal of time left in his crib. Despite that, he is very interactive and responsive. He will reach for toys, manipulate them and rolls over to drop them out of his crib while laughing. He smiles and responds to caregivers talking to him and laughs loudly when tickled. He reaches his arms up to people when they lean over his crib and reach for him. He turns his head to follow voices in the room. He interacts with handing toys in his crib. His hydrocephalus has not been treated and as a result, he can not sit or stand unassisted.

Photos and videos from May 2015 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.

Clover_pic_1Girl, born July 2011
Down Syndrome & mild congenital heart disease

Clover is outgoing and friendly but she prefers familiar people. She enjoys animals, books, moving toy cars and balls. She understands simple instructions, gestures to show “good-bye” and “hug” and understands the meaning of “no.” Clover likes to imitate adults and is able to communicate by speaking. She likes learning to sing songs and playing with other children. She especially enjoys the outdoor playgrounds and slides. Clover likes running and climbing high, riding her bike and playing hide and seek.

$7,268.26 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Linnet (1) Linnet (2)

ADOPTED by European family



$353.25 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $308.25 from Angel Tree donations!

Holland 2015Holly 2Girl, born Oct 2011
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.

Update from someone who met her in 2015:
Look who I saw on our orphanage visit. She looks great and is very confident in getting around. My heart just melted when I saw how great she is doing! Just look at her hair growing back!

$306.95 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Kory (2) Kory (1)Boy, born October 2012
Down syndrome


Oh my!  What an adorable boy!!

June 2015

Psychomotor Development: slightly further improved, 2nd percentile level – meaning, above average for age.  He is starting to pronounce more words, repeat some words after an adult, follows orders including ‘to’ or ‘on’, to indicate a few objects which he is asked about.  The child imitates better and better play gestures – he can put shapes into the holes of simple puzzles, scribbles after demonstration, draws horizontal lines, and builds a tower made of 7 blocks.  He willingly plays with the blocks, puts them back into the basket, and can tap one block against another.  He is clearly interested in what he is doing, repeats many activities for his own pleasure, and concentrates well on activities when motivated.  He looks, by his eye expression, for approval of his actions and enjoys praise.  He has good attention span with activities, but may get distracted when there is little external stimuli.  He can walk, stand on one foot, and walk along a line after demonstration.  He is nice, cheerful, emotionally vivid and is a rather calm child who likes hugs and kisses.  He looks for contact with adults, initiates it.  He cries once the contact is interrupted.  Positive emotions dominate this child.  He has a good appetite, and does not have any problems with sleeping.

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

oskar-update 201540428232901 (4)Boy, born late 2011
congenital absence of ear, canal, hand/finger, fused fingers, cleft palate, congenital malformation of cardiac septa

Oskar has had surgery for his cleft palate.

Additional pictures available.

$950.20 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABoy, born February 2012
hearing impairment



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nissa Girl, born September 2009
Down syndrome

Nissa is 5 years old and has Down Syndrome but just doesn’t let that extra chromosome stop her. Nissa can stand, walk and climb up and down stairs alone. She can understand and follow your instructions. She dances with music and can sing along with you. Nissa plays well with other children and is not afraid of strangers.Nissa

Update 9/28/14: A family visited the orphanage 2 weeks ago and had this to say about Nissa. “She was clearly chattering away. I can’t actually vouch for what she was saying, but it appeared she was conversing with the staff. It was clear she was understanding them. They made a point to say that she wasn’t like the older DS boy we had just seen moments before. They said she was very, very smart. She’s a champion giggler and very much loved there.” Oh and it was mentioned that she really, really loves stickers.

Her agency has a $1000 grant available.  Video available.

$175.67 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!


BreylonBoy, born July 2011

Darling 3.5 year old Breylon is diagnosed with hemophilia. Breylon is said to have a good spirit. He is extroverted and talkative, but can be timid at times. He always has a ready smile. He gets along well with the other children and he is said to be a clever child. Breylon enjoys listening to music, playing with toys, reading, and playing games. His favorite toys are the riding horse and toy cars.

Breylon likes talking to familiar people and he can have simple conversations with those he is not familiar with. He can speak simple words and short sentences. Breylon can walk freely and can go upstairs and downstairs, using the wall as support. He can explore picture books and is cooperative when putting on his clothes and shoes. He can use a spoon to eat his meals. Breylon has a good appetite, but can be a picky eater at times. His favorite food is dumplings. At school, he plays games with the other children and teachers, takes a nap at noon, listens to music and reads picture books in the afternoon, and then returns home. If the weather is nice, his teachers take him out to the playground to play and bask in the sun. At night, he has super with his foster family, plays with toys, takes a bath, changes his clothes, and goes to bed. Breylon’s file mentions him being a fairly adored child!

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

PeggyGirl, born December 2014
Spina bifida; a VP shunt has been placed.

Peggy is alert and tracks with her eyes. She has developed hand to hand and hand to mouth coordination and reaches for toys, but cannot yet hold them. Peggy appears to have head control, but needs support to sit. She regularly receives therapy.

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


Grace image 3Girl, born November 2007
Grace has been diagnosed with Postoperative ASD (CHD). Grace has recovered well after her operation from 2010.

Grace is outgoing, smiles often, and likes playing with other children. She is a beautiful girl and is curious about the outside world. When intrigued by new objects, she will carefully observe and explore them. She likes meeting new people, and gets along with other children her age. She is a very active 5 year old. She can run and jump, can feed herself and use the restroom by herself. She can take on and off her clothing independently. She understands the meaning of “no”, can call “father”, “mother”. She can say “one, two” “give” “want” “fetch.” She enjoys listening to music and singing loudly. Even though nobody can understand what she is singing and yelling, she is very happy and involved in it. Even though she does not like speaking, she is very smart and observant. Grace likes to help the aunt to do some housework, such as folding the quilts and picking up toys. When the caretakers are holding the young children and they drop their toys, Grace will take the initiative to retrieve the toys. When the aunts want to feed the babies, Grace will take the initiative to bring them a towel. Her favorite fruits are bananas and small tomatoes. She also likes desserts.

$2,525.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Jenny2Girl, born March 2008Jenny
Down syndrome

From her file dated 11/2014: Jenny is active and cheerful and likes to get close to people. Everyone likes her. Jenny can recognize red and knows number 1 and 2. She can distinguish circle and squareand knows some common objects such as candies, fish, fruit and vegetable. Jenny can wave goodbye and can greet her foster mom and dad when returning home from school.

Jenny can actively express her needs as well as verbally remind adult when she needs to use the bathroom. Jenny’s language is delayed when compared to other children her age. She has good comprehensive ability and can correctly and quickly respond to instructions. If she sees someone holding the camera, she will know that we are about to take pictures for her and she will give many poses. Jenny can independently eat, put on and take off shoes, pants and clothes and is potty trained. She likes to play with toys and games and really likes to watch cartoons. Jenny also likes to dance to music. She is very adorable and easygoing.

The agency has videos available.

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

Boy, born December 2009
Tetraparesis (which sounds like a degree of Cerebral palsy, or muscular weakness due to time in a crib)


Ulysses is blind; he won’t have much of a life in an institution, but he can THRIVE in a family!  Give this dear boy a chance at the world, help find his family.

He was born at 24 weeks.  He can’t speak but can understand everything.  Ulysses is unable to walk but is trying to stand up.  Will pull up to his knees.

$3,651.55 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Sage Photo 1 August 2015 - August 2015Adopted by a French family

JadeGirl, born 2001
Mild Mental Delays

From a family that met her in early 2015:
She is very happy, loves to take pictures of everything especially selfies! She speaks some English and has been hosted before. I think she would LOVE to help cook and clean as long as she had a mom to do it with! She liked dressing up and had skirts on most days. She clung to me often and even kissed me when she said goodbye for the last time. She was very bouncy possibly even a little hyper but not totally obnoxious. I was also told she can be bad but I didn’t see any inappropriate behaviors while I was there.

$14.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Ross James Boy, born 1999

Mild Mental Delays

Orphanage states he shows aggressive behaviors, has progressive mental delay

$1,004.40 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Mary LaurenMary LaurenGirl, born June 2004
Down syndrome and Hep B+

Mary Lauren is a beautiful 9 year old girl. She came into care when she was about 3 years old. Mary Lauren has Down syndrome and is Hep B positive. She loves to dance, which is apparent in her video! Mary Lauren can speak in sentences, but her pronunciation is not very clear. Speech therapy would certainly help. She is very loving and social. Mary Lauren loves to swim! She is helpful to the nannies; she has chores every day and is able to complete them without assistance. She is learning to count. Mary Lauren is a sweet little girl, and will be such a blessing to your family!

$1,705.75 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

marcusMarcusBoy, born 2015
Down syndrome, congenital heart defect, intestinal obstruction (stoma exteriorization), anal atresia

Marcus’s birth parents are involved, they have begged for a family for him.  They have a special request for a family for this little boy: it is preferred that they adopt him only at this time, do not have very many children in the family, not very old and not very rural, nice people.

We don’t want to lose time because he needs at least 2 surgeries: one for his heart and one for his intestine. May be they will have to do them here in case it takes longer to find adoptive parents.

$105.30 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

paisleyaug2015-5Girl, born 2006steinhoff-amelia
Down syndrome


What an amazing smile!!


From a family who visited with her in September 2015:  “Paisley is so sweet!  She is 9 years old, but she does not walk on her own yet.  She will surely be able to in time.  Paisley is very engaging.  She lights up when you speak to her.  She likes to be held and seeks out your attention.  She is calm and loving”.

From a family who visited with her in August 2015: “She is so sweet! Very affectionate. I got her out of the stroller today and was dancing with her, the radio was on, and she smiled and giggled the whole time! After a while, I just sat and bounced her on my lap and then she snuggled in to me and almost fell asleep. She will do so well with a home!  She constantly has “sleep” in the corners of her eyes. ”

$1,000.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

PippannaGirl, born August 2011
Down syndrome

Pippanna’s caregivers say that she is an active, smiley girl that enjoys imitating others. She has good self care skills and can dress herself , go to the bathroom by herself and feed herself She is also very cooperative and likes to try to help with chores. Pippanna enjoys drawing, building with blocks, singing. dancing and playing outside.She gets along well with her friends and likes to comfort others when they are upset by patting them on the back. Are you the family that can pat her back when she is upset?

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

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

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

Alan-update2Boy, born January 2010
Down syndrome

Alan just turned three years old, and although he can stand by himself and crawl all over the furniture, he is not quite yet able to walk. His foster father has been taking him on tricycle rides to strengthen his legs and improve his balance. Alan seems to be enjoying himself immensely!


Alan is speaking some family words such as “mama,”, “uncle,” and “sister” and is learning his colors and how to build a tower. Also, Alan can turn the pages of a book and is quite curious. Based on our reports, we can just imagine this handsome little guy snuggling on the lap of a mom or dad of his very own and read book after book. He will surely be a happy addition to some very lucky family!

Update 2014:
Alan has truly blossomed! He is very smart and also very clever! With his foster mother’s assistance he can count to ten; she is also teaching him colors and shapes. With his new found knowledge, Alan believes he is now a teacher and he can often be found teaching his younger foster sister a school lesson.

One of Alan’s favorite things to do is to play outside. Although he wishes to play outside everyday, he knows when it rains he has to stay inside and always lets his foster mother know this. Alan has great physical strength and he can run and jump. His favorite game to play is hide and seek. Alan is also a little ham and whenever the camera comes out, he will stop what he is doing and pose. He also has some pretty impressive dance moves. As soon as the music starts playing he will start dancing by shaking his hips.

$4,783.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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

Holly (5)Holly (3)Girl, born 2012
hydrocephalus and spina bifida and exotropia


She is good at speaking and understands everything, she is good in contact. She manipulates objects very well (can draw), she can sit and crawl but not walk because she has no pelvic rotation.

The agency has additional photos and a couple short videos for serious inquiries.

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

Leigh update2 Leigh update1Girl, born October 2008
Cerebral palsy


Leigh turned 5 in October. She came into care when she was just 2 years old. Leigh get massages every day to help her legs get more flexible. She is able to crawl around and is working on walking, but she is not quite there yet. Leigh is able to follow directions given by her caregivers and she likes to play with her friends. Her new favorite thing to do is crawl around and get into everything!

Update: Leigh lives with a foster family, who try their best to help her practice walking without assistance. She can speak in full sentences, although her speech can be low and just a bit slow. She can walk with one hand held, or using a walker. She can stand unassisted for a while. She can feed herself, is toilet trained, can write, and can put on her own shirt. Sweet Leigh has a very good memory and can learn new things easily. They have talked about adoption with Leigh, and she knows they are trying to find a family for her. Leigh is just precious, and really needs a family (and some physical therapy to help her walk without assistance)!

$242.10 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!


Chazz turned two years old in June. He was abandoned when he was two days old and has lived in the orphanage ever since. Chazz was born with hypospadias (the opening of his urethra is on the underside of his penis) but he’s otherwise healthy.

Chazz is described as cute, clever, and a little bit shy. He likes being held by caretakers and playing games. We visited him in his orphanage at the end of June and he was adorable, interactive, and demonstrated his good development in terms of walking and running.

Can Chazz be the boy you’ve been searching for?


York (1) York (2)Boy, born Feb 2006
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?


SophieGirl, born June 2013
Down syndrome

Sweet Sophie is a cheerful little girl who loves being teased by her caretakers. Sometimes they walk around carrying her in their arms so that she can see everything going on around her. She can raise her head and roll from side to side. Sophie is learning to grab things and she can hold her own bottle while she eats. Sophie also has a good appetite and likes to eat congee, milk, pasta, fruit and cookies.She is waiting for a family to call her own.

$221.06 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Josie Lynne 2-001

Josie Lynne 3ADOPTED!!

Matthew #01-10 (2) Matthew #01-10 (1)Age: 5
Diagnosis-very mild CP in his legs

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

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

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

Darla-001Age: 1
Diagnosis: Mosaic Down syndrome

Darla can turn from back to stomach, sit up independently and is learning to pull to a stand. She is receiving regular physical therapy sessions each week. She is babbling and making combinations of sounds in an attempt to talk. When a familiar adults talks to her or teases her, she smiles and laughs. She tracks objects with her eyes and by turning her head. She turns her head to look for people or when she hears voices. She differentiates between familiar persons and strangers. She enjoys playing games with a ball. She will roll a ball back and forth with a caregiver.

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

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABrother; 6 year old boy
early congenital syphilis

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

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

Sister; 11 year old girlSam and Scarlett (2)

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

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

PrestynAge: 1
Diagnosis: Down syndrome

Prestyn just turned one year old. He does not have any additional medical conditions other than Down syndrome. He is developing at a rate that is considered common for a child with Down syndrome. He has starting babbling and making syllables, and shows appropriate emotions and responses to staff.



SunnyGirl, born Feb 2012
Down syndrome

Sunny lives with a foster family. She can walk well without help, can kick ball near her. She has delayed language development, can make unconscious sound like “Ah, mama”, but she can understand simple words from caretaker, such as “Time to have meals, wash your hands, throw paper in the trash can.” She can point to her eyes, nose, mouth, ears when asked, she knows to express 5 and 10 with fingers, wave goodbye and blow kisses after only one month with her foster family. Sunny is active, not afraid of strangers, friendly to anyone, smiles happily and attaches to you when being teased.

Sunny is an active and cute girl, an absolute ray of sunshine! We hope a family can adopt her, give her education and allow her to grow happily and healthily, and give her a bright future.

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

Jonathanboy, born 2002
Moderate mental retardation, cerebral dysfunction of movement, functional cardiomyopathy CH-0.

Jonathan is kind to the other boys and cheerful. He smiles so easily! He is nonverbal at this time. I heard from one volunteer that he always helps the nannies clear the table after meals. The only issues that is easily noticed regarding his “dysfunction of movement” is that he walks on the tips of his toes and kind of lumbers along that way. He is curious and loves to be outside.

$71.10 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!


corie1Girl, born 2015

Down syndrome, Atrial septal defect


She is absolutely beautiful!

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

AhrenBoy, born 2014
Cleft lip (post-op); cleft palate

Ahren, age 1, is an adorable little boy who was abandoned at a hospital when he was only a couple of days old. Ahren was born with a cleft lip and palate. Last summer, he had surgery to correct his cleft lip but still needs surgery to close his palate. Ahren can stand and walk, imitates others when they speak, and feeds himself. The orphanage reports that he has normal intelligence and that his speech development is OK. He’s saying simple words now, like mama, grandma, etc. Ahren is an active little boy who likes to play with his toys or be outside. Could Ahren be the son you’ve been looking for?

JasonBoy, born Oct 2002
Albinism, burn scars on foot/leg

He is described as outgoing and likes to help other kids. A caregiver says his mental development is slightly delayed compared to other children his age at the orphanage because sometimes it takes him a little longer to answer questions than other children. He is in the second grade and has trouble with his homework at times. His caregiver states that he has no vision problems aside from sensitivity to light. He has been diagnosed with albinism. His favorite people are other boys at the orphanage. Playing badminton makes him happy. His caregiver explained that he saw other children playing badminton and decided he wanted to try it, so he is currently learning how to play. When he grows up, he wants to be a car driver. His caregiver stated he is normally very active and noisy, but he was nervous with strangers so he was quiet during the meeting with adoption officials. He had a huge smile on his face during his dance performance and appeared be having fun with his friends.

$188.60 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

girlsillouettenophotoGirl, born fall 2003
Her medical diagnosis – speech development delay. Inner rotation of both feet in the level of shins, left>right. Tibial torsy.

This 11 y.o. girl has grey eyes and light hair. She is friendly, has good relationships with peers and smaller children. She likes animals, enjoys helping out smaller children. She likes to sing and dance. At school she has average results, has a lowered motivation to study. Sometimes she can act in a provocative or manipulative way while trying to get what she wants. It takes a lot of time and patience to gain her trust.

Charlotte has blue eyes and light brown hair. She is starting to develop her speech, she tries to repeat the actions and words of other people. She likes drawing and flicking through books.

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

PrudenceThis is Prudence and she is 3 years old.





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

Yardley2 YardleyGirl, born June 2007

Yardley was born with a skin condition called ichthyosis. She’s been on a few agency lists already and has seen many of her friends adopted, yet she still waits. Her skin is dry and often peels off. The orphanage is using medication that is helping. A family that has experience with this special need said that Aquaphor works like magic for children with this need. In fact, the company will even supply it for free to children who were born with this condition! The family that shared this said these pictures from the orphanage are the worst her skin will ever look. Yardley needs a family to love her, treat her skin, and help build up her self-esteem so she knows and feels she is beautiful. She will blossom with the love of her very own forever family!

A person who has met Yardley a few times now said: It is very hard for Yardley lately and she is so sad now. She used to be a happy girl. She is very smart and well behaved. Now most of her friends have been adopted. She only has one friend left- a little girl who is blind and who will be adopted in a few months. Yardley will have nobody her age/cognitive level to play with. She cannot go to school because of discrimination. She has become very sad and wonders why no family will adopt her. Her self-esteem is now very low. Yardley is easy to like. She is a very good girl and is very helpful. She takes care of the little ones and always cares for her blind friend. Her orphanage fee may be waived as the current director has agreed to waive it.

$513.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

JunieGirl, born 2013
Cystic mass

Junie, 1.5 years old, is a sweet little girl. At six months old, Junie was found abandoned in the city square. She has a cystic mass on the side of her neck. According to a US pediatrician who has reviewed her file, she will probably need surgery but the mass is highly unlikely to be cancerous and there should be a favorable outcome.

Junie is a shy and quiet little girl. She is walking with support and is babbling, but not saying real words yet. She knows her name and responds to her caregiver’s requests. Junie likes to listen to music and watch TV. Could you be the forever family Junie is waiting for?

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

Shelly2 ShellyGirl, born 2013
Premature, developmentally delayed

Shelly was found abandoned when she was only two days old. She weighed only 3.3 lbs and was determined to be premature and developmentally delayed. She’s still tiny and behind in her development. She can roll over, sit and crawl, but she isn’t yet standing or walking. The orphanage reports that her leg strength is slightly weak but her fine motor skills are good with good hand dexterity. Shelly is thought to have normal intelligence. She’s saying some words, responds to adults’ facial expressions, laughs out loud and has a ready smile. Shelly needs a family who can help her overcome her significant developmental delays. Could she be your daughter?

BellaBella3Girl, age: 15
Down syndrome

Bella will age out in the fall of 2015. She needs a family who can file their I-800a application before her 16th birthday!

Bella is a healthy and happy 15 year old girl. She lived in an institution for many years, but is now in a group home, where she is thriving. She attends a special education school, where she is in the 8th grade. She actively participates in class. She likes to help other children and willingly participates in group activities. She talks in simple sentences, likes music, drawing, watching TV, dancing, and playing games with other children. She has well developed self-help skills and feeds and dresses herself independently.

The agency has photos and videos from March 2015.

$15,234.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Myles (2) Myles newerBoy, born June 2002

Myles is 12 years old. He was found in the waiting area of a train station when he was about 5 years old. Myles is very small for his age, likely due to the lack of proper treatment for his Thalassemia. He does not appear to receive his needed transfusions as often as his body requires, and is not receiving chelation meds which are vital for him. Myles needs a family soon, as he will age out in June 2016. He is an outgoing and very happy kid, who is helpful, and eager to learn. Myles loves to read comic books! He can take care of all his own needs. His cognitive, motor, and speech skills are all on target. He is just a very small boy who needs better medical care. Myles needs a family soon!

$1,971.91 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

girlsillouettenophotoGirl, born January 2014

Born prematurely in severe asphyxia. RDS, congenital pneumonia, bronchopulmonary dysplasia – pneumonia, apnea, anemia, premature, IVH, sepsis MRCNS, retinopathy of prematurity, patent foramen ovale. Underwent laser photocoagulation treatment of ROP in both eyes. Currently, her vision and hearing are good. Suspected allergies. Delayed psychomotor development, abnormal muscle tone throughout the body. Followed by steady progress in development.

Adopted outside of RR

new geneGeneBoy, born Oct 20, 2002
Cleft lip / cleft palate

Gene’s file is with an agency; they are offering a $4000 grant.
Gene has been waiting patiently for his family to come for him for nearly five years. That’s how long his file has been on the shared list. During that time he has seen his friends leave the orphanage for a new life, and still he waits. His best friend was adopted last year and went to live in Spain. But still Gene waits. His special need, a cleft lip and palette, has long been repaired, and he appears to be healthy with just dental cavities listed in his file.

Gene waits because his real special need is that he is an 11 year old boy, and is therefore overlooked. Please don’t let Gene fall in the cracks and become a statistic. He has waited too long for that. He would make a loving son, brother and friend if given a chance. Are you his family?

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

DelphineGirl, 3 y.o. (DOB 2010)

Delphine is a cheerful, playful and loving girl with a psychological age of a 1 yr and 9 month old child, which is below her chronological age.  Because of this, the child requires more attention in different areas such as communication, socialization, occupation, self control, etc to achieve an adequate comprehensive development. Her language is poor for her age.

Delphine is a little girl with a HIV diagnosis that needs much attention and care. It is important that she gets integrated to a family that understands and accepts her health condition and that provides the socio-affective support that she requires to achieve the comprehensive development of her abilities and social adequacy.

The future parents must be able to create a stable and deep emotional bond; they must be expressive in their affection, with a great amount of physical energy and dynamic interaction but flexible and tolerant to facilitate her adaptation.

It is important to continue with the necessary early stimulation in all areas of personal development at the child’s pace to achieve her full potential.  She must receive early stimulation and Language Therapy permanently.

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

$96.30 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Saam update Saam update2Boy, born November 2002
Cerebral palsy, post-op knee contractures

Saam has the cutest smile and is very ticklish. He needs a family of his own more than anything. One of his favorite things to do is to play outside with his friends. He especially likes hide and seek and soccer. He also loves drawing and art. Saam likes school, especially language classes.Saam is so happy and smiles and laughs all the time. His special need causes him to walk with a bit of a limp but he can still run around do everything any kid can do. When asked if he would like to be adopted, Saam said yes. He will see three of his friends get adopted this year so it is all becoming more real to him. He said he likes dogs and would like a dog. And he said he would like some siblings too. Saam said that he would like to say thank you to a family who adopted him.

$1,683.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

HeroBoy, born November 2005
limb differences

Hero is a very outgoing, smart, and active little boy. He learns things very quickly and is very curious. He is always interested in learning new things! He learned how to operate an iPhone after just a few seconds of trying. Hero is great with the other children at his orphanage. He can get them to stop misbehaving and to listen to him by using his words or mild gestures. He is known as the leader by all those who know him and as the “king of the children” by his nannies. Hero loves to play games and interact with his caregivers and peers. He is well behaved and playful. He enjoys meeting new people and he likes it when adults play with him. He especially enjoys being tickled under his armpits – he laughs and rolls around on the ground very happily! Hero is described as clever and sensible and is said to have a good temper, rarely getting upset. He was born without his legs and he has two fused fingers on one hand. Hero now has prosthetic legs and he has never let anything slow him down!

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

erika-2015Girl, born October 2009
Down syndrome, heart murmur

We are so excited to be able to advocate for Erika once again!  Her file was previously pulled, but she *IS* currently available for adoption — Let’s not keep her waiting any longer — she needs a family!

Erika is a polite girl who listens to her foster parents and respects them very much. Each time after her foster mother cooks a meal, she will put her palms together devoutly and says “thank you” to her. When guests come, she will greet them politely under the guidance of her parents. Erika has mastered the basic living skills. She can use the toilet by herself, and she can wear shoes, socks and clothes by herself.

She also can eat meals with spoon. Erika has also learned to ride a children’s swing bike. Erika can understand instructions in daily life and can react properly. For example, when foster mother says “Hug” to her every time, she will run towards her mother happily and fall into her embrace. When she finds there are rubbishes on the ground, she will pick them up and put them into the dustbin on her own. After taking off dirty clothes, she will put them into washtub in time. Erika has a quiet character, enjoying listening to slow songs. She likes staying alone, but she is easy to get along with. She never scrambles for foods or toys with other brothers or sisters. She is always modest and full of self-sacrifice spirit. What Erika likes most is a cloth doll. Her foster parents have already started early education for her, in order to improve her cognitive ability.

$10,040.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

juliaGirl, born 2012
Cerebral palsy, essential tremor

Taken into domestic foster care!

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

DanielBoy, 8 years old

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

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

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

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

Seth, CHACBoy, born 2006
Epilepsy but no history of seizures

Seth is described as quiet and docile and a bit shy with strangers, but lively and outgoing in a familiar environment. He gets along well with other children, likes cartoons, and loves outdoor activities and running with his friends. He’s a smiling boy with “very pretty eyes.” He was diagnosed early on with epilepsy but has had no history of seizures.

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

Kjellsen (2)Boy, born in 2009

“Normal” social coefficient; Possess adequate attention and concentration. Lack of development of fine motor coordination for his age with adequate potential to learn

Language expression lacks of development (he won’t tell experiences but if asked, he will sing a song)

Responds with a smile to presented stimuli and receptive to affection. His appetite and sleep habits are good. Last year he attended an educative center with good progress. Social abilities being developed.

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

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

Boy, born March 2006
Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Eyes and hair black



Jaeger is being adopted domestically, by his foster mother!  His grant has been gifted to Kjellsen and Robby, who are being adopted by the family who had committed to him.


sibling boys4 brothers — these siblings want to stay together!

The boys live in 2 different orphanages.  The oldest two brothers live together in one place, and the younger two are together in another.

Boy, born 2003 – healthy
Boy, born 2000 – healthy
boy, born 1998 – cognitive delays
boy, born 1999 – cognitive delays


From someone who met Luke & Jason (the younger two brothers):

These two brothers are awesome. Love them to pieces. Luke-JasonThese two are very close to our son we just adopted. Luke came up to me with Bogdan the first day I met him and asked me if I would help him find a family. His brother Jason is at an age where he wants to fit in with the big kids but is not accepted by them yet so he can be treated badly. One time he went to play soccer with them and they said some awful things to him and he started crying and I chased him down and he fell into my arms crying. That is when I asked him point blank do you want me to help you find a family. I cannot make any promises but I will fight darn hard for you. He said yes please. He has still held firm to hoping a family will come for him and his brother. They both are incredible soccer players. They love it, this is their passion and what they cling to to help the days pass. They both play on teams. Both good students and tough as nails. Luke is soft, kind and tender and Jason is more tough in personality that he wants to look like he has it all under control but is breaking inside and is just a kid trying to find his way and hoping a family will come for him. Both their smiles can light up a room. I have fixed boo boos on Luke and he has allowed me to and thankful for the help as these kids get wounds all the time and no one to fix them unless serious. Luke is a snuggler and loves hugs. Jason once he knows you he will let you hold him and you talk to him and he hears you seeking encouragement and direction. Both these boys had asked and are hoping for a forever family to come for them.


Saleena (1) Saleena (2)Girl, age: 2
external hydrocephalus, delayed development Saleena walks while holding one finger of another person. She will interact with musical toys. She pronounces random sounds (da-da, ba-ba, etc). She eats soft foods from a spoon. Photos and video from March 2015 are available through the agency.


$166.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

JaimeDOB: July 2008
Sensitive special need

6.5 year old Jaime is listed as a female, but the file mentions the diagnosis being congenital false sexes deformity (more masculinity, chromosome diagnosis: 46 XY). Jaime will need a family who is comfortable with this need and one who will allow him/her to choose who he/she wants to be and get the treatments necessary based on that. Jaime can help the foster mother to feed the rabbit and also helps to put the bowls and chopsticks out before mealtime. Jaime can count and can write some numbers. Jaime can fold clothes and likes to go swimming with the older brothers during the holiday. Jesse likes to watch cartoons and play in the sand. Jaime is shy and cooperative, but is sometimes stubborn. Jaime will sometimes cover her/his mouth when she/he makes mistakes or feels shy. The file mentioned an older foster sister leaving (likely adopted) and how Jaime felt lost without her and how Jaime would leave a portion of food out for her at mealtime.

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

boysillouettenophotoBoy, born fall 2014
Down syndrome, congenital heart condition, muscular ventricular septal defect without disorders of hemodynamic, foramen ovale, psychomotor development delay, cow’s milk protein intolerance

Tennant has blue eyes and light brown hair. He is calm, his favorite position is sleeping on his stomach. The boy smiles, deliberately observes surroundings, looks and examines toys. The boy has Down syndrome. The social worker believes, that the boy, when in family, will be able to walk, attend a specialized school and adapt to society.

His psychomotor development corresponds to age in all categories except sitting age and speech age. Walking age – stable support on forearms. Slight of hands – while sitting, can hold his head at least 5 seconds. Walking age – when touching the base, the boy repeatedly stops the bent position of legs by slightly straightening out the legs. Age of grip – hands mostly are half open, the child moves them to the red item that the specialist is holding. Perception – the child observes the toy in his hand. Social age – laughs, when being teased. Speech age – makes “a” and “e” sounds, smiles, makes singing sounds, makes eye contact.

RichardBoy, born 2012
Cerebral palsy




update Collette 1ColetteGirl, born February 2010
Cerebral palsy

update Collette 3

Colette is a delightful girl who is almost 5 years old. Her social communication and fine motor skills are both on target for a 4 year old child. Her self care and cognition are on a 3 year old level, with her gross motor skills on a 1 year old level. Her CP affects her legs; she can walk using walls, furniture , and her walker. For long distances, she needs a wheelchair. Colette has the potential to make progress with her balance and mobility. Colette is a quick learner, and is considered to be a clever child. She is very sweet and affectionate. Colette’s fine motor skills are good. She can undress herself without help. Her caretakers report she can also dress herself. She can eat with a spoon. Colette is able to use the toilet, though she may require some help in cleaning afterwards. Colette is continent during the day, but may use a pull up at night for urine. Her bowel control is no problem. Colette enjoys wearing new clothes and is known to admire herself in the mirror.This little girl is so sweet, and so loving and so ready for a family of her own!

$157.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

LilaLilaGirl, born August 2011
Down syndrome

Lila, born in August 2011, is a little love. Imagine this pretty face with a big smile on it while she reaches up to her new mom or dad! The report for this child with Down syndrome was written when she was about two and a half years old. It describes an introverted child who would lower her head shyly when she was kissed on the cheek, and then peek up to smile and babble at the giver. Lila loved to be cuddled, and was very sensitive to being ignored so the nannies tended to spoil her with lots of attention. She was walking while holding on to someone’s hand, loved music and toys and had a favorite nanny. Would your family like to read more about her and request an update?

Update July 2015: updated photo.

$1,088.20 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!


SabrinaGirl, age: 2
Diagnosis: CP, neonatal exposure to drugs and Hep C

Sabrina is currently receiving therapy and treatment for CP. In videos taken in Feb 2015, she is moving her arms and legs, reaching for a ball and rolling it, sitting up and focusing on toys. She makes noises, but does not yet have any words. Her birth history includes information that her mother is a recovering drug addict that is taking methadone. The birth mother also has Hepatitis C. Sabrina is tested every 6 months and at this time, there is no indication of active Hep C. A CT of her head shows normal brain structure.

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

$140.40 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!


Diagnosis: unrepaired cleft lip and palate, repaired clubbed foot, heart condition

Ryleigh has been through multiple medical procedures in her young life. She was born with a serious heart condition that resulted in pulmonary hypertension. She had surgery to repair her heart. Results of the surgery indicate “bending of the pulmonary artery and ligature of persisting arterial canal”. She was born with a clubbed foot, which was repaired through casting and bracing. Her cleft lip and palate has not yet been repaired.
Ryleigh has delays in her development. She can sit up and stands while in a walker. She makes eye contact, follows moving objects and turns her head to respond to her name. She drinks from a bottle and is fed with a spoon.

Photos and videos are available through the agency.

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

Shyla (1)

Shyla (2)Age: 2
Diagnosis: Persisting neurological problems – short term daily seizures – up to 10-15 daily; Suspected Laurence-Moon-Bardet-Biedle Syndrome; Rudiments of 6th fingers of the palms; Bottom extremities – clynobraquidactilia (2nd and 4th toe, bilaterally).Hypertrophy of the left cardiac chamber; Brain disorder (hypoplasia of the forehead and temporal segments); Delay in the neuro-psychical development.

Shyla lives in a foster home and attends daycare each day. She has well developed gross motor skills and talks in 3 word phrases. She can answer simple questions, recognizes herself in the mirror, knows the function of basic household items like the telephone and hairbrush, responds to her name, explores her environment appropriately and has bonded well with her foster mother.

Photos and videos from May 2015 are available from the agency.

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

BraydenBoy, born November 2012
Cleft lip; Congenital heart defect

Brayden, born November 2012, is a quiet little boy, but he loves listening to music! You can hear him laugh out loud, especially when playing with toys that make sound. He is a good sleeper, and has begun to have other food with his milk at meal times. As of September 2013, he could raise his head while lying on his stomach and roll over on his own. He could pick up small objects like beans, reach for toys beyond his grasp, and pass a toy from one hand to the other. He would also turn when his name was called, and express “no”. He was able to differentiate between strangers and caretakers, and react appropriately to adults’ facial expressions. Brayden was born with a cleft lip on one side, but no cleft palate, and a heart condition. He also has one eyelid that droops. In a recent update, Brayden has grown a few centimeters in the last year, but has lost weight. He is in need of a family as soon as possible so that he can get the medical care he needs so that he can gain weight and thrive.

$10,248.26 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Boy, born Oct 2010

Donnie is 2 years old and has complete vision loss. He is very sensitive to his surrounding environment. He would tilt head on one side to listen sound, especially he is talked to by a familiar caregiver. He has very sensitive touching and he could know the familiar toys via touching and smelling. He likes touching stuffed animals nearby, at which time he touches them gently as if exploring new things. He likes listening to music and sometimes he claps hands indicating he is happy. He tends to play on his own. Donnie exhibits some language and motor delays in addition to his diagnosis of blindness. He would benefit from some additional intervention and services for visually impaired children. We hope a family will be able to do this for him.

$577.95 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

mike1 (1)OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABoy, born 2013
Down syndrome



$31.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Ramona (1) Ramona (2)Girl, born April 2011
Left peripheral facial paralysis, bilateral hearing disorder, post-op Congenital heart defect

Ramona, born April 2011, is an active little girl who loves to play with other children. She has significant hearing loss in both ears and doesn’t speak, but expresses herself with sounds when she’s happy or when she can’t solve a problem. Caregivers report she’s very clever, and understands directions with motions. When looking at a picture book, she’ll point at a picture of a girl, then at herself, and also imitates the facial expressions and actions of children in the pictures. At two years her motor skills were a bit behind, but after several months of training she caught up to the other kids her age and no longer needs therapy. As of a year ago, Ramona could walk on her own, climb stairs holding a railing, stand on one foot for several seconds, and kick a ball. Her fine motor skills are also good; she could eat with a spoon, build a tower of eight blocks, turn pages in a book, and scribble with a pen. When Ramona came to the orphanage at eight months old, she had a scar from heart surgery, and an ultrasound shows no further abnormality. The left side of her face was paralyzed when she was admitted, so the cause is unknown.

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

Diagnosis: CP

Austin’s medical reports indicate that he has spastic CP in all 4 limbs. Videos were taken of him in February 2015 that show him standing while holding the hands of a caregiver and taking steps to walk across the room. He is also using his arms and hands to reach for toys, hold them and manipulate them. He receives massages and therapy daily. He turns from back to stomach. He doesn’t sit independently. He makes attempts to crawl. He manipulates with toys. He is calm. He reacts positively when contacted by an adult and shyly smiles. He laughs loud at play and emotional contact with another person. He demonstrates interest in small and hard objects. He claps his hands, he knocks two blocks one against the other. He is fed with a spoon by an adult. He can move around in a walker and make several steps when led by the hands by an adult. He can maneuver the walker to get to a preferred adult.

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

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

Angelina 2013angelina2014-2Girl, Born May 2007

Miss Angelina has spina bifida.  She has blonde hair and giant blue eyes!

From her medical records:  Congenital dysfunction, myelocele of lumbosacral part of spinal cord (had surgery); internal hydrocephalus (had surgery 2007), flail legs with dysfunction of pelvis/hips, cardiopathy, valgus feet, crossed eyes, TB-infection, delay of physical, psychological and speech development.

Guardian AngelMore photos available.

From a family who met her in June 2014:   “Somebody come get this girl, Angelina.   She is such an awesome kid.   So happy and smart.   She just needs a family and she will thrive.   She is 7 and may be in an institution soon.  She does not belong there.”

A family who met her in 2011 says she’s the happiest child, always smiling and laughing.

$5,602.02 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

GradyBoy, born February 2003
chondrodysplasia dwarfism

Grady is 11 years old and he has been diagnosed with chondrodysplasia dwarfism. Grady is very active and he is able to walk, run, and go upstairs independently. He is not included on formal education classes due to his size, but he is learning and reciting poems. Grady knows fruits, animals, and vegetables. Grady likes to help out his caregivers with the tasks that he is able to do. He likes to help stack chairs and clean the tables. Grady is able to fully follow directions of his caregivers and communicates all of his wants and needs. Aside from his diagnosed dwarfism, Grady is considered to be a health boy.

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

SimonBoy, born June 2008simon phone
Visual impairment

Simon has low vision. He is a lovely little boy who loves to play and cuddle everyone. He has low vision and therefore can still see large shapes. He loves playing in the playroom with his new friends or big toys. We are letting him get settled in so that he can become familiar with his nannies and friends at his new foster home for orphans with visual impairments. He has done well at primary school and he enjoys his classes. Not only has it greatly improved his communication skills, but it has been a lot of fun for him too. Every time he sits in a carboard box, it turns into a bus or a boat. He has an amazing imagination! Simon went up in a cable car once and he said it is now his favourite thing to do, he loved the feeling of flying! Simon can see characters, but it hurts his eyes if he looks at them for too long, and so he is learning Braille, which will be his primary means of reading and communication. His speech and language skills are very good, and he loves talking and playing with his friends! Wouldn’t you love to be the family who gets to ride the cable cars with him?

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

Brookelyn (2)Brookelyn (1)Girl, born March 2009
postoperative meningocele; incomplete paraplegia of left lower limb; physical, motor, language development delayed

Beautiful and beaming Brookelyn just turned six at the end of March. She is active, sweet, great with the younger kids, and just an all around gem! Brookelyn’s special needs are listed as: 1. postoperative meningocele; 2. incomplete paraplegia of left lower limb; 3. physical, motor, language development delayed; strengthen nutrition; strengthen, motor and language training. Though she has an abnormal gait, she can walk independently and gets around quite well. She is potty trained. In November 2011 she was put into foster care. Brookelyn is close with her foster family. Since living in foster care, she has made quick progress in all areas of development. Brookelyn enjoys playing with other children, playing games, listening to music, and playing with dolls. Her given name means that she will be full of sunlight throughout her life!

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

natalyaGirl, born 2014
Delay of psychological and motor development, neurosensorial hearing loss – bilateral, right eyelid ptosis


Wenn (2) Wenn (1)Boy, born Sept 2012
Missing corpus callsoum, widening of cerebral ventricles and external space

Wenn is a healthy and energetic angel! He is chubby and loves to smile, showing off his little dimples. His physical development is normal for his age, and he can walk freely and eat on his own. Wenn enjoys playing with other children and has a favorite nanny.

$157.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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


Douglas (2)Boy, born 2014
Down syndrome

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


Ryan update (1)Boy, born July 2010

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

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

Ryan update (2)


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

Update April 2015:

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

$6200.96 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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

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

Diagnosis: Down syndrome and asthma

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


sarahGirl, born 2014
Neurosensorial hearing loss , bilateral



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

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

From a family who met Wetherby in Jan 2015:

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


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

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

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

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

Devin Collage

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


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

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

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

Breena (2)

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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



Her biological uncle is filing paperwork for her!

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

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

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

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

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

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

Additional photos and videos are available through the agency.

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

Tyson CollageBoy, born Marh 2011
limb differences, lower limbs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Vienna1 Vienna3Girl, born December 2013


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

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

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


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

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

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

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

Harry (1)Boy, born August 2006
Low vision

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

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

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


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


Bella (2) 20150225_112650Girl, born 2013
Down syndrome


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

The agency has additional pictures and adorable videos available!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please note: Married couples only.

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

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



Younger brother, Jadon
Boy, born 2011


Anthony and Jadon are siblings who must be adopted together



Lacy - croppedLacyGirl, born October 2005
Spinal meningocele

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

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

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

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

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

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

AmberGirl, born January 2006
Cerebral Palsy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hazel (2)

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

The agency has a $4000 grant available!

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

Janelle taggie 2 Janelle 3Guardian AngelGirl, Born June 2007

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Joan, born March 2013
Healthy; normal development


Being adopted outside of RR

Dara Collage

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

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

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

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

Hanya (2)

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

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


Penda (2)

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

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

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

Laura LLGirl, born August 2004
Cerebral Palsy


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


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

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

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

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

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

Flora 2526 (4)

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

AidenBoy, born 2013
PKU (Phenylketonuria); mental and speech delays

Aiden is 2.5 years old and is diagnosed with PKU. He was found abandoned when he was about one month old and has been living in the orphanage ever since. He was thin and small when he came into care, but he’s gotten good care and is doing much better. He was started on a special diet at age one. Aiden isn’t walking yet, but hopefully will be walking soon. He is diagnosed with mental development delay and speech delay.

Aiden is described as a happy child who has a ready smile and giggle. He likes to be held and cuddled, and to be close to his caregivers. Can Aiden be the son you’ve been searching for?

OliverBoy, born 2002

Down syndrome

From a family who met him in early 2015: He is so sweet and quiet. He does talk, likes Legos and cars and Ninja turtles!

$3,740.92 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tobias went through a series of casting of both feet followed by surgeries in order to correct his clubbed feet. He currently wears braces and orthopedic shoes. He is not yet putting weight on his feet for support. He can roll over and his starting to get up on his hand and scoot in an effort to crawl. He is very active when in his crib. He will move around, interact with toys and is very happy. When he is outside of his crib, he is more reserved and nervous of noises and crowds. He is easily calmed by someone talking to him.
Because we only have this child’s file for a short time, he will not be able to receive donations until a family is found for him.

O OBoy, age: 2
Down syndrome

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

The agency has photos and videos from January 2015.


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

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

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

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

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


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

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

All this creates serious doubts about her diagnosis. In our practice we have seen cases where children have been diagnosed with severe psychiatric disorders only for the purpose of their foster families receiving more substantial funding from the state for having to take care of a child with such conditions. We feel that this might be the case here, as well. We will try hard to collect additional information about Juliet and we hope that there will be people able to see in between the lines and make their own judgment about this little girl’s actual condition.
Because we only have this child’s file for a short time, she will not be able to receive donations until a family is found for her.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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