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Paul #11-45

Paul-2Paul_cropAge: 3Paul-1
hydrocephaly, epilepsy

Paul has seizures, which have decreased since March 2014 when he started on a new seizure medication. He’s delayed in all aspects of his development as a result of the years of medical complications. He’s recently started learning to eat from a spoon. He has physical therapy every day and also spends 1:1 time with an individual caregiver each day.

 

$175.50 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!

Wenn

Wenn (2) Wenn (1)Boy, born Sept 2012
PRC
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!

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!

Haile

Haile (1)Haile (2)Girl, Oct 2006
PRC
Down Syndrome

 

Haile is such a lovebug! She gets along well with her foster family and is always showing compassion. She can take care of herself and follows directions well. Due to her Down Syndrome, she is delayed in language but she can express her daily needs. Haile is a quiet girl, and she loves singing, listening to music, and dancing. She is a creative child and loves to draw. She plays well with others and has a great appetite!

 

$95.00 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!

Isaac #27-69

IsaacBoy, born March 2013
Condition after a brain hemorrhage. Cyst in the left cerebral hemisphere. Microcephaly. Spastic quadriparesis.
Cryptorchidism. Anemic syndrome. Behind in his neuro-psychical development.

Isaac holds his head up when placed on his stomach or taken in arms. Does not turn independently from back to stomach and back. No good foothold.  Makes random sounds (vocalizations mainly). Flinches at loud noise, does not turn his head toward the sound, listens to an adult speech.

The child does not looks at person towering over him. Do not follow with eyes moving object or person. Does not reach for toys. Grabs and holds a suitable toy placed in his hand, does not observe it, does not manipulate with it.  He does not distinguish friends from strangers. Tolerates physical contact. Respond positively to teasing by an adult – gets lively, vocalizes, laughs out loud.

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.

 

Lucian

Lucian (1) Lucian (2)Boy, born July 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

Lucian is a cute baby boy with Down Syndrome. He had a heart condition when staff visited the orphanage in February, but it has since closed on its own. An active little boy, he has good head control, though he’s not quite stable sitting on his own. Lucian loves playing with blocks and rattles, and smiles when caregivers tease him. Currently he babbles, and can express whether he is happy or unhappy with noises.

$54.00 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!

Clarabelle

Clarabelle (1)Clarabelle (2)Girl, born April 2007
PRC
Down syndrome

Clarabelle is a sweet girl diagnosed with Down syndrome. She likes to draw, and her artwork is said to be very abstract. Caregivers say she is considered to have an introverted personality, but she plays exceptionally well with other children. Though she is not in school, the orphanage reports that they are teaching her using “play learning.” Her heart sounded normal to a doctor visiting with our staff. Clarabelle can feed herself, and helps caregivers with basic tasks like picking up trash.

The agency has a $4000 grant available!

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

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

Floramaria

Floramarie (2)Floramarie (1)Girl, born Feb 2013
PRC
Down syndrome, post-op congenital heart defect

 

Floramaria is a delicate little girl, in need of a family’s care! She was born with Down syndrome and a heart condition, for which she has had one surgery. Described as a quiet, adorable baby with a ready smile, Floramaria loves to be held. Her motor skills are delayed; she can roll over but not yet sit up. She can babble and imitate words. This tiny girl is still bottle fed, and nannies report she is an average eater.

The agency has a $4000 grant available!

$490.50 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!

August

August (2)

August (1)Boy, born November 2011
PRC
Down syndrome

August is a quiet, tiny little boy who was born with Down syndrome. Though he is not yet speaking, he does babble some. He can’t yet sit on his own, but he can roll over. A snugly toddler, he loves to be held. When August sees his bottle on the way he gets very excited!

The agency has a $4000 grant available!

$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!

Hayden

Hayden (1)

Hayden (2)Boy, born February 2008
PRC
Down syndrome

Hayden is a favorite of his nannies, and very loved! He was born with Down syndrome, and previously diagnosed with a heart condition that appears to have healed on its own. Hayden knows simple words, and can combine them to communicate his needs. He’s considered a leader of the other kids in his class; he follows directions well and wants the other kids to do the same. He’s a pleasant, easy going child, and nannies say he is very affectionate. Hayden can go up and down stairs on his own, and put on his clothes and shoes himself.

The agency has a $4000 grant available, as well!

$45.00 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!

Susy

Susy 1 Susy 2Girl, born Nov 2009
PRC
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.

$9.00 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!

Kaelin

Kaelin (2) Kaelin (1)Boy, born June 2007
PRC
Heart Disease-Major

Kaelin was abandoned in November of 2007. He could raise his head at the age of 4 months, turn over at the age of 8 months, and sit at the age of 10 months. He can walk, has good habits, normal diet, good appetite, and normal sleep. He is smart, active, obedient, close to his caretakers, and friendly with classmates. He likes playing games, balls and toy cars.

In March 2008, Kaelin was fostered in a loving family. In this warm family, he got love from his parents and siblings, which provide good atmosphere for his healthy growth. He adapted to this family quickly; elder sister and brother company him to read, write and play games, he enjoys happy childhood like other kids. Currently, he will help his parents initially, is filial, obedient, and likes his elder brother and sister. The foster family likes this child.

$22.50 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!

Lulu

Lulu (2)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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!

Rianne

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

Rianne’s eyeballs have atrophy, her vision abilities are low, she can sense light, and she is only able to see a rough image of objects. She is unable to see things that are far away. She is able to pull other children’s hands. Her hand is frequently waving in front of her eyes. She will use a hand to grab another hand, she is able to normally grab hold of things, she can complete a few fine movements, and her left and right hands can transfer things back and forth. She can take crackers and fruit to eat by herself. She can crawl, turn her body over, walk by herself, and run. When she is in a classroom, apartment, or other familiar surroundings, she can find toys.

Rianne can currently say “mama,” “jie jie sister,” and “ge ge brother.” When we carry out a few simple exchanges with her, she is also able to understand. Through sounds, she can frequently distinguish familiar people that are near to her. She is able to remember her nannies and teachers that take care of her. When she is teased, she will laugh, twirl around and dance. Through distinct sounds, she can find familiar nannies to hug. She will reject strangers.

Rianne is a lively and active child. She likes to snatch toys from other children. When the nannies interact with her, she will frequently have a big smile. When the child cries, she likes it when people hug her, take her hand to twirl her around, and she likes musical and bright toys. She is afraid when people lift her up over their heads. She is especially interested in music. She especially likes to watch TV, but due to her low vision, she is only able to see the light, and hear the sounds. She likes to listen to the children’s songs.

$100.00 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!

Nanne

Nanne (2)

Nanne (1)Boy, born February 2012
PRC
Down Syndrome

Nanne is an energetic child who loves to smile. He likes to amuse himself, and he is especially interested in sounds. He likes to play with a rattle, and when he hears the rattle he will raise his head to look for it. Nanne likes to sleep on his stomach, and if other people move him he will cry. Nanne does not like to watch TV, and he is not very interested in cell phones or picture books.

When the nannies take things and tease him, he knows where to look and laughs. The child can recognize familiar people near to him, and is able to remember 3 to 4 people. When he sees familiar people he wants a hug.

Nanne is an especially cute child. Everyone really likes him. We all hope that he will quickly find a loving home where he can enjoy the love of a father and a mother, have a happy childhood, and a beautiful future. We are convinced that he will bring his future family a great deal of happiness and blessings.

$34.50 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!

Andreus

Andreas (3) Andreas (1)Boy, born March 2007
PRC
Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome (KTS)- 1. hypertrophy and deformity of acra of lower limbs 2. multiple adiposalgia of chest and abdomen; 3. blue and black of skin chromatosis

Andreus has lived in the Children’s Welfare Institute since infancy. He has been diagnosed with KTS Syndrome(more info on that here: http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/klippel-trenaunay-syndrome) but it doesn’t stop him one bit. He likes to exercise, run, jump, use the hula hoop, skip, and dance. Andreus likes to play puzzles with his best friend. He is artistic: he enjoys drawing and origami. Andreus is social, polite, and charms everyone that he meets. He has 2 best friends that he enjoys playing with and would do anything for. Andreus is now being educated in school! He loves to help his teacher without being prompted. He helps the younger children and helps to clean the classroom. He enjoys writing and counting.

From an organization who does work in Andreus’ orphanage:” We have another little friend who lives in China. Last year we met him for the first time. He is now 7 years old and is starting to lose his baby teeth. He has been in school for only 4 months and can write his name and count to 100. He has mastered the hula hoop and has memorized a dance that lasts over 3 minutes. He loves to sing. ” Andreus has a lot of potential and is truly a special waiting gem!

$9.00 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!

Warner

Warren update.jpgBoy, born 2008
PRC
Limb differences-hands and feet deformity

6.5 year old Warner is diagnosed with deformity of hands and feet. He has one toe on each foot and one finger on each hand, but he does not let that stop him from doing anything…he’s one amazing and resilient kid!

Warner’s file is outdated, so his current agency is trying to get an update. From his Oct. 2011 file: Warner has good common sense and can sing songs he sees on TV. He takes his quilt and goes to bed when the caretaker tells him to. He can play and eat with his hand holding the toy or bottle just like any other child, even if the toy is small. His intelligence and language development are normal. Warner likes imitating the grown-ups’ behaviors and he is curious about everything. Warner is described as a lovely character and as optimistic. He is an intelligent child who has great ability to learn new things and he is happy to play with others. His favorite thing to do was play in the ball pit. Look at all the things Warner can do! He is not going to let anything get in his way or stop him. Will you be the lucky family who makes Warner your son?

$22.50 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!

Shaine

Shaine (2) Shaine (1)Boy, born January 2007
PRC
Delayed intelligence; Bilateral esotropia; Left undescended testicle

Shaine entered the orphanage at about 6 months of age. Shaine is now 7 and can stand on one foot alone for 5 seconds, can do standing long jump, can jump off the floor with both feet, can walk with holding a cup full of water, can button or unbutton, and can put on and take off clothes without help. He can’t speak, but can understand the aunt’s instructions, or the words on the criticism and praise, can express “yes” by making sound of ah, en and heng. He is fond of playing games with children. He is a little introverted, sometimes a little obstinate, stubborn, has a ready smile, and is fond of listening to music, jumping, playing sports and playing the slide. This is one very cute little boy!

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

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

Jotham

Jotham Photo 2 Oct-2014Boy, born 2006
Down syndrome

Jotham was born in April 2006 and has Down Syndrome. He is described as a well-behaved and good boy who is being homeschooled at his orphanage because he did not adjust well to a traditional classroom setting. Jotham can walk independently, is aware of his environment and knows the people around him. He follows instructions and has begun to communicate with words.

Additional information, including video, available upon request from the agency.

$1,366.38 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!

Halden

Halden (2) Halden (1)Boy, born December 2007
PRC
Congenital meningocele

Halden really loves car toys that make sounds. Every time he picks out a toy, he will first take a big car, run wildly all around the room, and laugh happily! He is able to speak a lot and his ability to take care of himself is very strong. Before he goes to bed, he will take his clothes and neatly fold them in a pile. He will share his toys and food with other children. He is very sensible. When other children feel wronged, he will take the initiative to run to the other children, comfort them and say: “No problem, don’t be afraid!”

In his early education classes, he has completed many craft projects. He can paste simple pictures and color in animal coloring books. After class, he will tidy up his own learning materials. He is also very intelligent and can recite “student rules, three character words” etc., as well as children’s songs.

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

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

Nelton

Nelton (2)

Nelton (1)Boy, born August 2007
PRC
Brain damage

Nelton underwent a comprehensive assessment and joined a special education program inside the institute. We have a specialized teacher that plans specific content for him to learn every day. Since he began the special education class, Nelton has greatly improved. He is very interested in learning mathematics, art, and music. Everything that he studies, he is able to really know. Now, Nelton has learned how to count from 1 – 20 and he can write Arabic numerals from 1 – 10. He has even learned how to sing children’s songs, dance, and draw. His passion is drawing. One time when he went to class with good behavior, the teacher rewarded him with a watercolor brush. After he returned to his room, he first showed it off to everyone, and then he started to paint on the wall a house, sun, clouds, grass, kittens…After a while, when he was finished with his “great composition,” even though he drew on the wall, we had no choice but to say Nelton’s painting is truly very good, and therefore the nannies still praise him. He is the “Little Artist” of the Children’s Department, but he never brags about it. He usually takes the initiative to teach the other children.

Nelton’s comprehension abilities, language organization abilities, and expression abilities are all very good. He is capable of understanding adults, and is even able to fluidly express his own opinions, and at times, he runs into differing opinions with the nannies. He will “argue strongly on just grounds” and he can even persuade the nannies. He also understands politeness. When he sees someone he will take the initiative to greet them, and when he sees someone off, he will say “good-bye.”

$23.00 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!

Chayton

Chayton (2)

Chayton (1)Boy, born March 2010
PRC
Deformity of the spine, left shoulder and right lower limb

4.5 year old Chayton is diagnosed with deformity in spine, left shoulder, and right lower limb and he has an sensitive special need, which can be corrected with a simple procedure. None of these diagnoses keep Chayton from getting around. At the age of 3, he could sit, stand and walk independently. He could jump and run and go up and down stairs with help. He really likes toys that make sounds. While listening to music, he likes to clap and dance. He is always smiling and he gets along well with his peers. He is a good sleeper and eater. Chayton really likes going down the slide the best! What he needs most is a forever family of his own!

$27.00 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!

Yaeger

Yaeger (1)Boy, born November 2003Yaeger (2)
PRC
Cleft lip/palate, Hepatitis B

In June, 2009, he had his palate repaired. On admission he can’t speak clearly; others can understand what he says with listening carefully. His language development is normal, and he can express his thoughts. After surgery he is improved in pronouncing, much clearer than before. Usually the teacher correct his pronunciation, encourage him to more speaking and more communication.

He is fairly extroverted; he likes any interested things, including all kinds of toys and games. Once he is interested in it, he would be seriously involved it. He is closest to the persons who care him; for example, when having a class, he will embrace the teacher on his own initiative, as well as say “good morning”. Sometimes when taking part in the activities, he will ask the teacher to sit beside him and rest.

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

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

Quincy

Quincy (1) Quincy (2)Boy, born July 2004
PRC
Brain Damage

Quincy is living in a foster family, enjoying the warmth from the family. He is an optimistic, active and restless boy. He has a mole on the left side of his face. He likes talking and he can speak a sentence with 5-10 words. This little boy is fun. He is clever and sensible; he can count from 1 to 15. The foster mother carefully teaches him to read, count, sing, etc. When the mother teaches him nursery rhymes, he can follow her without missing one word. Seeing other children going to school, he would say to the mother ”I also want to go to school.” The mother told him that he can go to school with other children together this September. The energetic boy likes playing with little children very much. When guests come to his home, he would take the initiative to share greetings with them, welcoming them with much enthusiasm. He takes care of younger brothers and sisters very well, getting along with them very well.

$45.00 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!

Dollie

Dollie (1)Dollie (2)Girl, born March 2009
PRC
Down Syndrome

Dollie is a little girl who has a very strong ability to adapt. When she had just entered the institute, she would look left and right in the room and turn back and forth. She would run up to other little children and say, “en ah.” When she saw curious things, she would say, “ohhhh.”

She is very well-mannered. When she’s eating, she will sit down on a stool and then use a spoon to feed herself one mouthful at a time; it’s very sweet. After she’s finished eating, she will take her bowl and give it to the nannies and then will happily smile at them. When she’s doing outdoor activities with other little children, she will hold their hands. She will help little children go up and down platforms.

She dances happily to the rhythm of music. She can put on her clothes and she can help the weaker children take off their clothes. Each time she does something successfully, she will always give a thumbs-up to the nannies and say, “great, great!” She is quite a likeable child!

$36.00 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!

Bianca

Bianca 1Girl, born August 2003
PRC
Slight/mild CP

11 year old Bianca is diagnosed with slight cerebral palsy. One of her best friends was adopted in March and she thought she had a family coming for her too, but she does not…yet! From a volunteer at her orphanage who has known her for years in regards to her file mentioning retardation of some sort: “She is bright and wonderful. She is personable and her CP is very slight. She would be a wonderful little girl and needs a mommy and daddy to help her to reach her full potential. I”m not sure why they put such words in files unless it means “delayed” or something to that capacity. She does go to the school outside the orphanage. She is currently living in a “family like” setting within the orphanage with three other girls and foster parents. She’s doing great!” From an Oct. 2013 update: Her speech is clear now. Bianca can speak complete sentences and read a textbook. She can do math too. She is independent in her daily life, doing things such as making her bed, sweeping the floor, and taking a shower. Bianca gets along well with her classmates and will greet people she knows. She rarely gets sick except for an occasional cold. At school she receives rehab training for her CP.

$126.00 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!

Aurora

Aurora (1)

Aurora (2)Girl, born May 2003
PRC
Brain Damage

At the orphanage Aurora likes to lead the younger girls. She will hold their hands and take them to play on the slide. When the children want to play on the trampoline, they will always call their “big sister,” and she will happily lift them up to play.

She has a strong ability to be self-sufficient. She likes to wash her own socks. When she speaks, the sound is not very clear, but each time after she finishes washing her things, she will run to the nanny and say, “Nanny, I am done washing, are they clean?” The nanny will pat her cheek and tell her how great she is, and she will happily hang the things out to dry.

The orphanage sent Aurora to a special education school to attend class. When she first went to the school, she was not very used to it and she didn’t talk much with the other children. With the teacher’s help, she started to slowly try to talk to her classmates. Because her pronunciation was unclear, she would use gestures when she spoke to help explain. It wasn’t long before she started to like going to school. She learned with her classmates and always participated actively in their games. She worked very hard and always earned the teachers’ praise. After class, she would take the initiative to set out the tables and chairs, and she would neatly put her school supplies in her schoolbag. She is a little girl who loves cleanliness. Each morning she makes her own bed and cleans up her area.

Now Aurora has grown even prettier and she is especially polite. When she sees a nanny, she will say “Hello, Nanny!” on her own initiative. She particularly likes to wear pretty skirts and twirl around, and she will always praise herself, saying, “Nanny, I am so pretty!” She is a hard-working girl, and although the clarity of her speech isn’t very good, she is very diligent. Each morning when she wakes up, she will read her lessons aloud, and if there is a part she doesn’t understand, she will ask the teacher. At school if she earns rewards of red flowers, beaded necklaces, or pencils, she will share with the other children on her own initiative.

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

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

Emerson

Emerson (2)Emerson (1)Boy, born October 2011
PRC
Progressive Muscular Dystrophy

Emerson is a shy, quiet, and lovely boy. Though he’s fairly introverted around strangers, once he’s in a familiar environment he’s quite lively! He loves playing with blocks, and even by himself he will be very quiet and focused when building with them! Emerson was initially diagnosed with liver
Emerson (3) dysfunction, but when it didn’t respond to treatment they tested for muscular dystrophy (elevated liver enzymes are often found in children with MD from the muscle breakdown as opposed to a liver dysfunction), and found he was positive. Currently they don’t see any symptoms of the muscular dystrophy- he can sit, crawl, and walk while holding onto something! Emerson also demonstrates good fine motor skills; he can scribble with a pen, pick up small objects with his thumb and forefinger, stack two blocks, and turn the pages of a book. When looking at books he loves to point out the pictures. He can feed himself finger foods, and cooperates when getting dressed. He understands simple instructions, like being told to pick up his toys, and can point out his eyes and nose when ask. Emerson is able to imitate simple words like “mom” and “dad.” This sweet boy is waiting for his family. Are you the ones he waits for?

$47.70 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!

Charlene

Charlene (2)Girl, born July 2003
PRC
Down Syndrome

This lovely little girl has Down syndrome. She is quiet, polite and likes to be tidy. In 2006 we sent her to a foster family for better care. She had great changes during the period in the family. She has built deep relationship the foster family and knows to care for her parents and people.

At the aspect of language, she can communicate with people. Sometimes she is slow in reaction, but she can express her needs.  At the aspect of cognition, her intelligence is the best among the children with this disease. She can recognize the things and objects in the daily life and knows how to do. She has no problems in study after repeat practice. At the aspect of sociability, she studies in the team, likes music and dancing, often joins the performance. She also helps other children and cooperates the teacher’s teaching. She is beautiful and lovely. We all like her.

$934.07 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!

Harrison

Harrison (2) Harrison (1)Boy, born October 2004
PRC
Epilepsy, hydrocephalus

Harrison is growing up happily in a foster family; he is outgoing and mischievous; when meeting guests he will say hello to them on his own initiative, sometime he will be shy. He can express his needs using words, can put on clothes and shoes and have a meal without help; he can go upstairs and downstairs without help and jump off floor with both feet. Hang is happy to help others; he likes to communicate with foster parents and when he is face to face with the strangers he is shy, and his head will turn to another direction or he will bow his head; he is slow in reaction. He has routine schedule; he can be getting along with children well; he is fond of reading picture books, listening to the story of teacher and watching cartons.

$9.95 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!

Lina

Lina (1) Lina (2)Girl, born February 2010
PRC
Down Syndrome

Precious Lina has Down Syndrome and entered the orphanage when she was about 3 years old. She is very timid. When she does not get a toy, she will cry loudly and will cry out, “Mama, it’s mine” to the nannies. When she gets a toy, she will smile at the nannies. When she’s sleeping at night, she will lie down on the bed and wait for the nannies to say, “Lina, we are going to sleep and we are going to turn the lights off, be a good girl!” She will smile and nod her head then close her eyes and go to dreamland.

When she feels wronged, she will run to the nannies and say, “Mama, Mama” and the nannies will comfort her and pat her head and say, “Good girl, don’t worry about it.” She will then run over to the children and continue playing. When she sees other little children with a runny nose, she will help them wipe it and then smile at them.

$245.25 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!

Annabelle

Annabelle March2014aAnnabelleGirl, born July 2009
PRC
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!

$495.01 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!

Wallace

boysillouettenophotoBoy, born June 2012

 

Good general condition. Cerebral palsy – bilateral spastic paresis, increased tension in the limbs. Significant delay in psychomotor development. Requires stimulate the development of rehabilitation. Remains under the care outpatient audiological (hearing observation), ophthalmology (observation tendency to squint convergent).

$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!

Rachel

Rachel_RKwebreadyGirl, born October 2012
PRC
Apert Syndrome

Meet Rachel! She has been diagnosed with Apert Syndrome and hand and foot deformities. Because of her special needs, Rachel’s development is behind other children, but she has an active personality just waiting to blossom! Rachel loves taking showers and playing in the water. She can’t hold toys well but she likes to bat at them with her hands, and she loves any toy that makes noise. Rachel especially loves to be held. In fact, her caregivers tell us that is her favorite thing to do! Rachel loves nothing more than to sit on someone’s lap and be loved. Rachel needs a family to snuggle with her and help her become all she is meant to be. Could your family welcome this sweet little girl into your life?

$22.50 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!

Derrick

Derrick_webreadyBoy, born January 2014
PRC
Down syndrome, congenital heart defect

Fall in love with snuggly little Derrick. Derrick is 9 months old and was abandoned at a baby safe haven when he was three months old; shortly after he was diagnosed with CHD and Down’s Syndrome. Derrick is a charming little baby who can roll over on his own. He loves to interact with his caregivers and shake toys that rattle. Derrick’s caregivers tell us that he is good at following people with his eyes and locating sounds around the room. He is an enthusiastic eater and sleeps well. Derrick needs a family who will cherish him and advocate for him as he grows and makes his way in the world. Could Derrick be the son your family has been waiting for?

$31.50 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!

Savannah

SavannahGirl, born November 2010
PRC
Down syndrome, post-op Congenital heart defect, treated for Syphillis

 

Savannah likes to look at the colorful pictures and colorful toys. She has good living habit, normal diet, good appetite, regular defecation and urination, and normal sleep. Savannah is lovely, and close to her caregiver. Savannah can sit for a while, and can understand what nurturer says. She likes music, eating and plush toys. Agency staff met and interacted with Savannah in September! She is a sweetheart!

$81.00 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!

Sally

Sally_webreadyGirl, born July 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

 

Sweet Sally needs a family to grow up in! Sally is a happy toddler who enjoys eating (fruit is her favorite) and bath time! Already Sally is showing herself to be a good friend to others. She plays well with other children and shares her toys. Her caregivers say she has a long attention span and with enjoys focused play with a single toy. Sally has been diagnosed with Down syndrome, and her physical development is behind other children her age. Nevertheless, she can babble and smiles in response to her caregivers’ interactions. They describe her as a “lovely child,” and we couldn’t agree more! Could Sally grow up in your family?

$490.50 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!

Katrina

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

 

Katrina is ready to give you a hug! Katrina is a shy, easygoing toddler who eats and sleeps well. She has been diagnosed with Down syndrome and has postoperative CHD. Katrina enjoys interacting with other children, watching TV (she loves the ads!), and playing with brightly colored toys. Katrina can’t walk yet, but she crawls well to get around. She is especially close to her caregivers and enjoys listening to music with them. Katrina needs a family who will love her unconditionally and a warm and caring environment where she will flourish. Could your family be what Katrina needs?

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

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

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!

Micah

MicahBoy, born August 2012
PRC
Down syndrome, post-op heart surgery

Micah is 2 and has Down syndrome and has had a heart surgery. He has good life habits. Micah has a normal diet and has a good appetite. He is active and sensible and is close to aunts and mothers who take care of him. Micah can get along well with other children in his class. Micah is nice and lovely. He can do simple pronunciation. He likes listening to music and likes playing with toys. His favorite toy is a ball. Agency staff met and interacted with Micah in September 2014 and he is such a sweetheart!

$18.00 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!

Elliott

ElliotBoy, born February 2010
PRC
Down syndrome

Elliott is so cute! He is described as smart, active and docile; he’s close to the caretaker and friendly to children in the same class. Elliott has strong self-care ability and has normal motor skills development. He can understand the caretaker and the teacher’s words and can speak some simple words. Elliott can eat independently and can put on and take off clothes independently. He gets along well with children of his class and is active and cheerful. He likes to play games and likes to play on the slide. Elliott also likes to listen to music. He is clever and docile and the caretaker and the teacher like him very much. Agency staff met and interacted with Elliott in September – When they visited Elliott he was so happy and helpful!

$18.00 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!

Link

LinkBoy, born October 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

 

Link is barely 1! He has Down syndrome. He has great eye contact and can reach for things. Link likes to look at the colorful pictures and colorful toys. He can change from prone to supine position, and can keep his arms straight for a while, and can grasp toys for a while. He has good living habits. Link is lovely and close to nurturer mom. Link can raise his head if lying on his abdomen, can search for sound source, can track moving toys. He likes music, eating, plush toys and balls. From agency staff who met and interacted with Lincoln in September- “He is so sweet! He kept looking into my eyes and just melted my heart!”

$9.00 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!

Gable

Gable (1)Boy, born March 2012
PRC
Down syndrome, post-op Congenital Heart Defect

Gable is quiet and lovely. He can raise his head, can turn over, can track moving toys, and likes music. He can not sit or walk,and can not speak. Agency staff met and interacted with Gable in September! When they were holding another child, Gable stuck his foot through the bars of his crib to try to get their attention and touch them. He is a sweetheart!

 

$90.00 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!

Isaac

IsaacBoy, born December 2009
PRC
Down syndrome

Isaac is sweet and lovely. He is close to his nanny. Isaac has good living habits and a good appetite. He is not choosy about his food. He is quiet and can understand simple nurturer’s words. Issac cannot speak, but likes music. Agency staff met and interacted with Isaac on September 2014 and he is so sweet!

$18.00 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!

Kiki #

KikiGirl, born August 2010

Kiki first lived with her mother.  In 2013 she was placed in an institution that takes care for special needs children. She suffers from epilepsy and mental delays. There is a delay in her motor and neuropsychological development. She shows increased muscle activity, cannot speak, although she makes attempts and makes some sounds.  She has learned to walk and now runs. She is on drug treatment for her epilepsy.  Needs an adult’s help with dressing and toileting. She is relatively happy, calm and is not a problem child. She does not fear to interact with adults who knows. Suffers from strabismus and will probably need glasses or surgical correction.

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

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.

Shaughan

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

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

$5.40 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!

Frannie

Fran 2Frannie-2015Girl, born December 2007
PRC
congenital deafness; CHD- mild pulmonary stenosis and mild patent foramen ovale (PFO)

NEW PIC OF FRANNIE!

 

From reading 6.5 year old Frannie’s file, it is clear that this girl will do very well in a forever family! And speaking of files, hers is full of information! Frannie likes to play with other children. She also likes to play with dolls, games, and do puzzles. Her favorite foods are apples and eggs and she like to drink milk. She also loves snacks.

At the age of 6, Frannie began going to a special school. She quickly became a favorite. Frannie quickly learned to follow the teachers and learned some sign language. She is learning more gestures, such as one for her name, the numbers 1-10, and a sign for toilet. She has learned to write many numbers and some words. She is an active student in school and she enjoys games and crafts. Frannie won two awards at school- one for “good child prize”, and one for “small pacesetter who helps others prize.” The awards made her very happy and proud. Her overall performance is excellent! Even when she loses a game, she will smile. Frannie needs some help when it comes to fine motor skills, but she is fond of learning and can imitate quite well. She seems to be very interested in gymnastics and can do many tricks. She is flexible and has talent in dancing. Frannie is enthusiastic, outgoing, and fond of learning. All the caretakers in the orphanage love her very much! It is clear that with the love of a forever family and some guidance, this child will make huge gains and will soar!

$5.40 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!

Tomas

boysillouettenophotoBoy, 5 years old
23M
Down syndrome, severe mental delays, congenital cardiopathy

 

Psychomotor handicap, secondary to Down syndrome.  Adoptive parents should be aware of his health situation and rehab, so that he can continue with his special education and treatment.

We are hoping to get pictures soon!

$45.00 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!

Erika

erika-2015Girl, born October 2009
PRC
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.

 

$10,009.00 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!

 

Kraig #29-10

SAMSUNGSAMSUNGDOB: 2009
Diagnosis: Cerebral Palsy- spastic quadriplegia /more visible in the upper limbs, Retinopathy II type – Total detachment of both retinas; delayed development

Kraig is 4 years old. He is considered blind as a result of an injury during birth and surgeons in his home country have determined that his eyes can not be repaired. He is sociable, especially with adults he knows. He walks holding on to one hand of an adult and around an immovable support. He will take several independent steps and it is very likely that the only reason he is not 100% independent with his walking is due to his hesitation to walk since he can not see where he is going. He shows interest in the surrounding environment and listens to its noises. He eats from a spoon and is learning to feed himself. He can get the spoon to his mouth, but is still learning how to scoop food onto the spoon while compensating for his lack of vision. He plays with toys. He babbles and says some syllables spontaneously. He interacts with adults. He follows verbal directions and will play games in which he has to follow verbal instructions (raise your hands, clap your hands, etc). He enjoys music.

Several photos and a detailed video from April 2013 are available.

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

Timmy

Timmy (2)Timmy (1)Boy, born April 2007
Cerebral palsy and developmental delay

This little sweetheart, Timmy, is 7 years old. His personality is described as active, outgoing, and fairly restless. He gets along well with others in his orphanage but is closest to his caretakers. He loves to sing, play with blocks, and eat apples and eggs! Timmy has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy and is noted to have intellectual delays, but just look at that sweet smile! And with all of his energy and personality, he does not seem like the type to back away from the challenges that his diagnosis may bring! There is a video of him waving goodbye and blowing a kiss. Are you the family that will catch his kiss?

 

$4.50 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!

Jackey

JackeyJackey

Boy, born Oct 2012
PRC
Down syndrome

Meet Jackey! This handsome little guy will turn 2 in October. He is described as outgoing and active. Jackey loves snuggling and attention, both of which he welcomes with a smile. According to his caregivers, because he is often smiling, he is lovely and adored It doesn’t get much sweeter than that!

$477.00 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!

Kollen #58-11

KollenBoy, Age: 3
Diagnosis: Cerebral Palsy- mixed form (impacts his legs); delays in development

Kollen has started taking independent steps. He also crawls, sits, pulls up to a standing position holding on to a support, stays up for a short time without support, and walks holding on to two hands. His fine motor skills are improving. He fits in 3 cups, winds and unwinds toys on screws, “reads” books. He plays well with toys and explores their functions, imitates activities demonstrated to him, knocks on door before going in, claps his hands, stamps his feet, shows where his belly is. He eats with a spoon and attempts to do it independently. He is a calm and quiet child, makes a good eye contact, smiles, delights in interaction, recognizes and differentiates between the adults, has an emotional bond to a caregiver that works 1:1 with him. He pronounces sounds and syllables and currently says 3 words. He also used gestures to communicate his wants and needs.

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

Percival #487

PercivalBoy, 8 years old

Malformation syndrome; severe mental delay; protein-calorie malnutrition; ptosis (drooping eyelid) of both eyes; delayed neuropsychological and psychomotor development in all areas; delayed physical development.

Due to his condition his gross motor skills are limited as are his social skills and speech.

Percival is undergoing systematic rehabilitation – he moves around slowly and insecurely when held by the hands. The coordination of his movements needs to improve. He can stand up independently – he crawls so as to reach a fixed support to hold on to and then he stands up. He goes up the stairs while holding onto the railings with both hands. When going down the stairs he seeks an adult’s support.  He has significantly delayed speech development. He does not seem to always understand the meaning of what he is told. His expressive speech is underdeveloped.

 

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.

Thomas #8-46

ThomasAge: 4
Diagnosis: Spina bifida aperta, internal hydrocephalus and bilateral phimosis

Thomas sits independently and can take a vertical body position, supporting his body on his left leg while placing his arms on a fixed support. He moves around by crawling or in a wheelchair. He recognizes the different toys and plays with them in accordance with their intended use. He can put two cubes one on top of the other, with some assistance. He drinks from a cup independently.
He has been introduced to working with a pencil and paper and he leaves traces on a sheet of paper.He recognizes his name. He usually follows simple verbal instructions. He uses short words accordingly and he sometimes repeats words after an adult. He laughs aloud when interacting with adults. He initiates interactions with adults himself by raising his hands up so that someone might pick him up in their arms. He demonstrates displeasure when something is forbidden to him. He has formed a relationship of attachment with an adult staff member. He makes attempts to eat independently.

Additional photos and videos are available.

 

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

Nolan

Nolan Photo 4 - Jan-2014Adorable Nolan was born in April 2010 and has Down Syndrome. He also has a congenital heart defect.

 

Nolan is a sociable child who enjoys playing with toys. He can cruise along stable support and is quite a little climber. Even though Nolan does not yet speak, he understands instructions. He likes moving to music, eats well and sleeps soundly.

Update Oct 2014:
From a family who met Nolan in October 2014: Nolan is an active little boy and very interested in the happenings in his environment. When we visited his room with our son who used to live there, he instantly tried to interact with our son who had crawled into the playpen with the other kids plus Nolan was watching what we were doing as well. Nolan cannot yet walk, but sits, stands, crawls, and cruises. He eats and sleeps well. Nolan still uses diapers, but his caretakers know his typical bathroom times and put him on the potty for them. When I picked up Nolan, he made wonderful eye contact with me and I heard him babble different sound combinations. His caretakers told me he is a kind child who enjoys and seeks physical affection and attention from others.

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

 

$2,671.07 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!

Lana

Lana Photo 5 May-2013Lana was born in June 2002 and has Down Syndrome.

Lana is described as a very sweet, quiet girl with a beautiful smile. She is shy and does not speak, but she understands what is said to her and in her way answers questions. Lana can also carry out simple requests.

Lana is obedient with her caretakers. She participates in games as well as group and individual activities. Her self-help skills are good.

Lana loves to dance, likes everything pink, and is a very girly girl. She would thrive in a devoted family.

Update October 2014: Lana is a good girl who attends school where she participates in class and completes the tasks given to her. She is a very organized child and follows instructions.

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

$2,665.80 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!

Jaco

JacoBoy, born March 2012
PRC
Down syndrome, congenital heart defect

Jaco, born in March 2012, is cared for in a foster family and has a delightful smile and a sunny personality. He’s diagnosed with Down syndrome and has a heart condition. The report was written when he was nine months old, so he’s sure to have made a lot of progress since then. At nine months Jaco was already standing steadily with his back against the sofa, he knew his name and turned his head when called and responded appropriately to the facial expressions of adults. He was very excited to see food, and would shout with joy in a high voice. He’d hand over a toy if he was asked for it and was very cooperative when he was being dressed and undressed. Jaco’s described as confident and energetic; a little boy who loves to play with other children, likes music and the outdoors and is delighted to pet the dog and cat that live with his foster family.

$585.30 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!

Lila

LilaGirl, born August 2011
PRC
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?

$1,088.20 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!

Fran

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAGirl, born November 2012
PRC
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.

$1,059.45 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!

Audra

Audra Audra 2Girl, born March 2010
PRC
Anal atresia, limb diferences(hands and feet) ear deformity

Guardian Angel4 year old Audra is waiting for a family. Is she cute or what!?!?! Audra is diagnosed as having congenital anal atresia with recto-perineal fistula; polydactyly of both hands; syndactyly of both of feet; deformity of both ears. Audra can dress and undress herself. She is a very cooperative child and she has a good appetite. She very much enjoys dragon fruit with peanut butter. When eating, she eats nicely and she likes to stay clean. Audra is very clever and nice. She can speak well and she can understand Chinese and some English. She lives in a foster family, where she likes helping. She will close the cupboards once they are filled and is curious about new things. She likes to go explore and touch things that are new to her. She loves rag dolls and her blanket, which she likes to sleep with. Audra likes to look at herself in the mirror when she is wearing nice clothes. Audra is good at sharing toys with other children. She can walk steadily and can go upstairs and downstairs without help. Audra loves to dress-up! She is active, lovely, and a favorite! Could this little princess be your daughter?

$270.00 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!

Kieran #

KieranBoy, born April 2004

Down Syndrome

He has learned basic motor skills, is very active, fast, and flexible. He has a tendency to act impulsively. He climbs, responds to his name, and selectively executes commands. He is curious and sociable, but he prefers the attention of adults. He loves playing with stuffed animals and spends the day with his favorite toy. Speech is not developed. He can eat independently and eats solid foods. He is dependent on the assistance of an adults.

 

$1,938.50 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!

Saam

Saam update Saam update2Boy, born November 2002
PRC
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.

$153.00 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!

Phillip

Phillip Update 9_14Phillip (1) Boy, born September 2010
PRC
Post op heart defect, Post-op Cleft lip, post op hernia, cleft palate

Phillip is an outgoing, active and independent 3.5 year old boy. He was born with a heart defect (had corrective surgery at 8 months), a hernia (repaired when he was 14 months) and a cleft lip and palate (his lip was repaired when he was 15 months). He is doing great now, with normal physical and intellectual development. Phillip loves to participate in all kinds of activities such as playing with toys, helping other children and sitting on his teacher’s lap. He can go up and down the stairs and knows how to feed and dress himself. Phillip’s fine motor skills are good but he needs to build up his strength in his arms and hands. Phillip can say many simple words and can recite simple poems and songs. He already knows how to count and can name many body part and foods! Isn’t he the son you’ve been searching for?

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Tobias

Tobias (2)Boy, born August 2007
PRC
Delayed mental development

Sweet Tobias was found abandoned at the approximate age of six. SIX..can you even imagine? Tobias has only been in the care of this orphanage for about a year and he recently turned seven years old. At the time he came into care, he was not communicating with anyone, was not potty trained, and had trouble dressing and undressing himself. Most likely a part of that had to do with his profound sadness of losing his family at that age. With the help of his caretakers, now he can look at books, use a spoon to eat independently, can tell the teacher when he needs to go to the bathroom, and he can cooperate with people when they help him get dressed. He sometimes likes to play with other children and he is currently receiving language rehabilitation. Tobias was sent to live in a foster family but attends the school in the orphanage during the daytime hours, where he plays games with the other children and the teacher.Tobias is introverted, but has a ready smile. He does not like to communicate with people. He can complete some simple instructions given by the teacher. He has no facial expression or reaction to strangers. A potential family should be open to speech and language delays. It’s hard to know how much of his needs are true needs versus issues from being abandoned at six at this point. What this child needs most is a family who is open to some unknowns and one who will love him unconditionally for who he is and what he can do!

$100.89 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Jensen

Jensen (2)Jensen (1)
Boy, born June 2006
PRC
Arthrogryposis

Jensen is a very handsome and likable boy who turned 8 years old in June. Jensen was born with arthrogryposis, which mainly affects his wrists, elbows, and ankles. He had surgery on his legs in 2010, which was very successful. He can walk and is able to take care of all his needs. Jensen is a smart boy, who attends school at the orphanage. He gets along very well with the other kids, and is well loved by the adults there. Jensen is able to write, and likes to do crafts. He also enjoys sports! He is talkative, and has a happy personality. Jensen is described as optimistic and energetic. He is a delightful boy, who longs for a family of his own.

$14.40 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Luken

Luken (2)Luken (1)Boy, born January 2008
PRC
right indirect hernia, congenital heart defect (Tetrolagy of fallot), ventricular both way shunt

Handsome Luken is introverted and he enjoys listening to music and playing with toys. He is quick-minded and can be obstinate at times. Luken is now studying in the kindergarten outside of the orphanage. He rides the bus to school. At noon he has lunch and a nap at school. In the afternoon, he goes back to the institute. Every day, Luken is happy to go to school! When he gets back to the institute, the caretakers prepare milk and eggs for the kids and they are very happy. Luken’s favorite things to do are looking at picture books and doing puzzles. Could you be Luken’s forever family?

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

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Deenah #6-20

Deenah (10)Age: 7
Diagnosis: Cerebral Palsy

Deenah was raised by her birth mother until she was 5 years old. She was removed from the home at that time by social services because the mother could not meet the child’s medical needs.

Deenah has high muscle tone as a result of the CP. She would greatly benefit from the care available in the US, such as botox treatments. She does have some movements in her limbs. She can raise her right arm to shoulder width and will open her hands. She’s receiving physical therapy to assist with her movements. When placed on her stomach, she will lift her head and can control it/move it around to look at desired objects. She attempts to roll over on her back and the staff is working with her on this skill. She sits in a positioning chair and while in the chair, she turns her head toward voices or toys.
She enjoys interactions with other people and will smile and laugh when interacted with. She cries when she wants attention. She appears to understand some spoken commands as she will lift her arm and attempt to hand a toy that she is holding to someone when asked.

Photos and videos from August 2014 are available. In the videos, she is smiling and interacting with the adults in the videos.

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.

Joey #

JoeyBoy, born October 2009

Joey has a diagnosis of Down Syndrome and is delayed in his psychomotor development.

Joey crawls and can pull himself up. He makes steps forward with the support of an adult. He babbles, listens to speech, and can respond to commands. He reaches for and holds toys, preferring musical toys. He can hold a pencil and a spoon. He seeks interaction with adults and tolerates other children. He is generally calm and cheerful.

 

$1,009.69 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Nels #496

Nels 496Nels

Age: 8
Down syndrome, significantly delayed neuropsychological development, profound mental delay, delayed physical development.

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.

$1,052.70 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Ziven

boysillouettenophotoBoy, born April 2010
Underwent heart surgery, heart rate currently valid.
Cognitive development significantly below the level for the age.
Psychomotor development of the child is globally delayed, however, in a relatively short time, has made great progress. He needs multi-specialty care.

 

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

 

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Bazil and Bendek

boysillouettenophotoboysillouettenophotoBrothers

Boy, born Feb 2007
Healthy; Inharmonious development, below average provided for the ages. Speech defect, under the supervision of a speech therapist. Problems with memory and attention span. Very busy and impulsive.

Boy, born Sept 2005
Healthy. Inharmonious development, below average provided for the ages. Very busy and impulsive.

 

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

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

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Vikki

girlsillouettenophotoGirl, born August 2010

Significantly delayed psychomotor development; Pineal cyst

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

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

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Jedrek

boysillouettenophotoBoy, born June 2012

Good general condition. Dysmorphic facial features – Fetal alcohol syndrome. Psychomotor development proceeds disharmonious and is delayed. Observed characteristics of autism, delayed development of speech, difficulty in establishing social contacts. Difficulty eating.

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

$6.30 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Malinda #25-88

Malinda (1) Malinda (2)Girl, born 2012

Spastic cerebral palsy. Epi- symptoms – West syndrome, Microcephaly. Congenital heart malformation – small atrial communication; open foramen ovale; small left-right shunt at atrial level and mild pulmonary valve stenosis.

Motor – with generally increased muscle tone, does not do enough active movements. Placed on her stomach raises and keeps her head rests on her elbows and hands for a short time. Taken by hands holds her head upright; without support on her legs. Placed in the seat with support / positional chair in the corner of the bed / she stays like that but with her ​​head down.

Sensory activity – reacts to sound, listens when she is spoken to, but does not turn her head to look for the source. Follows with her eyes and partially turns her head but erratic and choppy. She cannot catch objects and is not active when awake. Periods of wakefulness are getting shorter, the child mostly sleeping or stuporous.

Emotional and social development – stares in the face of an adult: when awake smiles spontaneously / without provocation / and when teased, but no longer gets lively as before. She is enjoying quiet and pleasant music.

Speech – rarely makes noise, does not coo. Does not make combinations of sounds. Does not understand speech.
She eats 4 times a day transitional food with from a feeding bottle. She sleep more and more, when awake she is often restless, not actively awake.
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.

Marilee #474

474_Ph_Dec13Girl, 1.7- year-old
Congenital hydrocephalus (no indications for a surgical correction at present); microcephalus; suspected infantile cerebral palsy; convergent concomitant strabismus; specific developmental disorder of motor function; delayed neuropsychological development.

Marilee vocalizes (vowel sounds such as “a-a-a”), although she does not yet produce defined syllables or connected syllables. She does not cry in a loud and clear voice. Her eye contact needs to improve further. Marilee does not yet respond to being called by name. She responds visibly to touch and relaxes greatly when someone holds her in their arms. Marilee is being monitored by a team of specialists at the orphanage.

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.

Lyndon #475

Lyndon 475475_Photo_Jun11Boy, 7-years-old
Good general condition; delayed physical and neuro-psychological development; moderate mental delay; congenital anomalies syndrome predominantly affecting the facial area; pectus excavatus-while walking he slightly shuffles and rotates his right foot

Lyndon has good overall gross motor skills development. He seeks help from an adult and constant interaction with the staff members. He has underdeveloped speech, but understands what adults say. He eats independently and tries to wash himself independently; takes his shoes on/off and undresses by himself.

UPDATE 2015:
Throws the ball with from below. He sits down and gets up from a swing. Fine motor skills are not well developed. He can hold the other children. Climbs up and down on the yard equipment. The child seeks help from adults andcontinuous contact with the staff. He prefers to play alone. Takes part in mobile and music games. Sings along with melody. Performs two-stage tasks. He understands when an adult is speaking. Indicates known images withoutnaming them. He makes sounds. The child has a poor passive vocabulary. He can scribble on a sheet of paper. Likes to examine books. He puts together two cubes of different color. Not able to play a role.  He eats alone and is trying to wash himself alone. He takes off his clothes and shoes by himself. On a verbal signal he puts his shoes on. He doesn’t regulate his physiological needs.

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

Cailin

Cailin (1)

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

Cailin (2)

 

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

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

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Libby

Libby (2) Girl, born November 2009
PRC
Down syndrome

Libby is a joy! She is 4 years old, quite a spunky kid, and a born entertainer. Libby has Down syndrome, with no known heart issues. Her motor development has been good, with some delays in her speech. Libby loves music, loves to “sing”, and was born to karaoke! She is social, happy, follows directions well, and is ready to charm her new parents. Libby is waiting!

Libby (1)

$752.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Holland

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

 

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

$100.85 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Kjellsen

Kjellsen (2)Boy, born in 2009
P-OD
VIH/HIV positive with TARGA treatment

Currently asymptomatic and hemodynamically stable with good adherence to TARGA. Onychomycosis being treated

“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!

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Gertie

Gertie Photo 3 Mar-2013Gertie was born in September of 2002 and has been diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy. She receives regular physical therapy and is able to stand and walk with the help of a walker.

Gertie is described as an outgoing, sensitive and friendly girl. She eagerly takes part in group and individual activities and is very engaged in games. She likes to draw, memorizes songs and poems, and gladly completes her homework.

Update October 2014: Gertie is described as a smart, open and positive girl whose hard work continues to result in academic as well as physical progress for her. She’s now in 5th grade.

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

$103.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Adelaide

Adelaide Photo 1 Oct-2014Adelaide Photo 3 May-2013Adelaide was born in September 2005 and has been diagnosed with spina bifida, lower limb paresthesia, and a disorder of the hips. She is wheelchair-bound.

Adelaide is described as a sweet, joyful, and communicative girl. She is interested and participates in different activities and likes to help others. Adelaide regularly attends school and can read and write. She recites poetry and sings songs.

Update October 2014: Adelaide is being homeschooled at her orphanage at a third grade level. Her teachers are very happy with her academic progress and Adelaide likes showing off her math and language workbooks.

Additional reports and photos available upon request from the agency.

$56.70 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Celeste

Celeste (1)Girl, born 05/2007
P-OD
Premature child (6 months of gestation), spastic cerebral palsy with motor difficulties on her right side. Limited Language

Report May 2012:
Intellectual: Low level due to spastic cerebral palsy.

Psychomotor: Due to fine and gross motor deficiencies child has more strength on her left side to manipulate objects like a pencil and to throw the ball.

Affective Emotional: Easily expresses affection to others wants to be the center of attention in different ways to receive love and attention. Low tolerance to frustration.

She is a cheerful child who is slowly progressing in her development that can be improved with individualized attention.

$9.90 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Marisol

MarisolGirl, born November 2009
P-OD
overall delay and cerebral atrophy
Development: Sat without support: 7 months
Crawled: 12 months
Stood up by using furniture around: 16 months
Walked: 20 months
Language: At the age of 30 months vocal and syllabic sounds that are repeated if she is doing something that she likes and entertains her. She is able to say “chao” o “adios” (good bye) and “ma” or “mama”

Evaluation: 05/2013
Global Developmental Delay: Main delayed areas are language and communication (vocabulary). Areas with more progress are gross and fine motor. Areas with more noticeable improvement are: social adaptation, cognition, language (referred to response to communication with others and abilities of communication)

Affective Emotional: Cheerful child who loves receiving affection. The keepers report that she always shows a great need of affection, attention and closeness. Playing is still primitive consisting of hitting the blocks, putting them in line, put objects in and out, etc. She likes music and dances when she listens to it. She can play with other children around but still struggle playing with them.

Note: According with Adoptability report dated 2012:  requires a family with no kids that will give her a personalized affective attention that she can adapt to, progressively.

Marisol 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 will be happy to share them with an interested family.

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

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Eriq

Eriq 2

Boy, born 2008
P-OD
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.

$45.00 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!

Delphine

DelphineGirl, 3 y.o. (DOB 2010)
P-OD
HIV+

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.

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

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Fitz #471

Fitz update (3)Fitz6-year-old boy  (pic in yellow from 2009)

update from March 2014:

He has been diagnosed with chromosomopathy –chromosome 4 short-arm deletion (Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome); congenital eye anomaly – complete blindness of the right eye and partial blindness of the left eye; microcephalus; epilepsy treated with two anti-convulsion medications. Following the therapy, he has not had any seizures.

He is a bedridden child who turns his body sideways and crosses his legs. His legs do not support his body. He keeps his head upright when lifted from his bed. He cannot see, he does not follow objects with his eyes or look closely at them. He does not hold a toy that has been handed to him but he grabs hold of the bars of his crib.

This boy becomes still and smiles slightly when someone caresses his cheeks or speaks to him, in which case he listens intently, reacts to the sounds and trembles. He is calm and quiet in his time awake.

Update from June 2014. The boy is currently 6 years old. Despite his age, his development is greatly delayed in relation with his medical condition and diagnoses. He spends his time lying in a crib, in a room with two other bedridden children in very severe condition and one caregiver. He is currently placed in a hospital (part of the orphanage got transferred to a hospital and all their children who could benefit from constant medical attention are now placed there). He continues taking the two medications mentioned in his medical records for epilepsy. While there is some hope that some of the vision in his left eye might be preserved, according to the temporary substitute for the orphanage director, his hearing might be impaired as a result of neuritis.

He is still fed with a feeding tube and seems to accept food well as he has gained weight compared to the older photo of him and looks much heavier now. According to the orphanage, he gets some rehabilitation (a massage and respiratory gymnastics) every day from Monday to Friday.

He can now maintain a sitting position and the caregiver places him in a sitting position in his crib.

 

Gracie Lynne

Gracie-LynneGirl, born Oct 2007
PRC
Down syndrome

Gracie Lynne is a precious little girl who is 6 years old. She came to the orphanage when she was 10 months old (estimated age). Gracie Lynne has Down syndrome, and her motor skills are good. She can dress herself (including her shoes), and her other self care skills are good. Gracie Lynne loves to play with the other kids. During her physical exam, she was uncooperative for the eye exam and hearing tests (imagine that!). The doctor suggested she have a further hearing screening, which had not been done when her file was completed late February. There is no mention of any hearing issues in her Growth Report. Gracie Lynne is a sweetheart, and needs a family. Her favorite activity is cuddling with her nanny while watching TV. Who could resist that?

$880.20 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!

Lolita

Lolita (1)Girl, born 12/2008Guardian Angel
PRC
Brain dysplasia; post-operative congenital heart disease

5 year old Lolita is looking for a special family that will be hers forever. She is diagnosed with brain dysplasia and post-operative congenital heart disease. Lolita was abandoned at 4 years of age…can you even imagine? She had a surgery for her CHD before arriving at the orphanage. She can walk alone without help, but her step is a bit abnormal. She is curious and observant of her surroundings.Lolita is reserved, but gets along with her caretakers. When asked something, she will shake her head. Currently she is receiving preschool education in the center. Lolita can feed herself and use the bathroom independently, but her language is delayed. She has trouble with pronunciation and is only saying simple words. She will receive speech training to help her with this. Lolita has fine muscular tension of the limbs, but her motion is fairly flexible. Her fine motor of the upper limbs is poor. She enjoys going for walks outside and building towers with blocks. Lolita is gentle, cute, and quiet. She has a sweet smile. She likes to watch TV, listen to music and she is an easygoing child.Lolita3 (2) Lolita3 (1)

Update 4/2015- Look who is smiling again! From an adoptive family who met her on a visit to her orphanage. Lolita is definetly delayed, but she is walking and her smile has returned!

$1,183.15 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Codey

CodeyBoy, born June 2008
PRC
Down Syndrome

Date of Observation: May 2014

Codey is a cute little almost 6 year old boy with Down Syndrome. His functioning, described as “medium” by a caregiver, was corrected by his teacher, who described him as “better than medium”! He can learn, and he speaks in meaningful language.

Codey is very cute, although he was very shy with us, strangers. He needs some physical help. He wears diapers and he needs some help dressing but he is making progress. He is described as having “good focus”, “curious”, and “naughty”. The latter has a very positive connotation in China, where naughty means, smart, funny and clever. He plays very well and interactively with the other children. It is obvious that he is really loved by the staff and his teacher. Codey has been healthy, with no significant medical history or surgeries. He looks clean, well dressed, well nourished, and well cared for. The most touching part of Codey is his attachment to another child in his group, Sasha, a little girl his age who also has Down Syndrome. They have a very close bond with each other. Cody attends a special class in the orphanage where her is taught by a special ed teacher, along with a group of peers who have DS. This little boy appears to have a lot of potential. There are videos of Codey.

The agency has a $2000 grant available for Codey.

$1,181.09 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!

Lars

Lars 1Lars 2Boy, born January 2010
PRC
Cerebral Palsy

Meet 4 year old, Lars! He is diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy. Remember…CP is not degenerative- it does not get worse and therapy can be very helpful! Lars began rehabilitation treatment at the age of 9 months. At age 3, he was able to stand alone and walk without help, though his left heel did not touch the ground and his left upper limb is affected as well. He recently started preschool in the center and his self-awareness has increased. He can hold a spoon to eat, can wave goodbye to people, and recognizes familiar people and objects. Lars’ language ability was poor, so he started speech training to practice his pronunciation. Now he has good comprehension, can speak simple words, but he cannot talk clearly. His expressive language is not very good and he has difficulty with fine motor skills. Lars is outgoing and has a ready smile. He likes familiar people and enjoys cuddling. He likes soft music and enjoys the music lessons at school. Lars likes taking walks outside and playing with balls on the playground.

$337.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Alaric #25-15

Alaric 2015 (1) Alaric 2015 (2)Boy, born 2009
Down syndrome

Alaric has delays in psycho-motor development. Senses(sight, hearing) are preserved. Alaric can not walk alone, he bears a short distance, leaning on solid objects. He makes steps forward with the support from an adult. He can sit stable. He gets up holding something for support. Alaric reaches for toys and holds them. Tries to play with them for a while. Trying to separate the index finger from the other fingers when playing simple games. Sways to the rhythm of familiar children’s songs. Listens to speech. Pronounces separate syllables, but not meaningful words. Alaric can distinguish familiar from unfamiliar people. He reacts with joy to contact and quickly involves in the proposed game. He prefers communicating with an adult than playing with other children or handling toys. In an emotional aspect the child is calm, with a serene, cheerful mood. With regard to his physiological needs – feeding, dressing and undressing, hygiene, the child is dependent on adults.

UPDATE 2015:

Alaric was moved to a family style group home 6 months ago and has made significant progress in this new setting. He is now receiving more personalized attention from staff. While Alaric is still not walking, the director believes that this is due simply to his stubborn insistence to crawl, as he can walk while holding on to one hand of a caregiver. To help him become more independent, the staff introduced a wheelchair and Alaric has learned to maneuver the wheelchair to get where he wants to go. A physical therapist will begin intensive work on teaching him to walk in the coming months.

The staff reports that Alaric has become more expressive and confident since moving into the group home. They are working with him on learning self-help skills such as feeding himself and dressing himself. 
 
Photos and videos from Feb 2015 are available through the agency.
$544.30 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Cullen #12-4

Cullen Apr 2014 (1) Cullen-Bulgaria DOB: 2001
Down syndrome

Cullen Apr 2014 (2)

 

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

Additional photos and videos of Cullen are available.

 

Cullen is 12 years old. He’s been living in a mental institution since the age of 5. He is completely healthy with no physical delays or health problems.  Cullen is in 3rd grade at a local special education school. He enjoys going on walks and field trips. He plays with blocks, mechanical toys and kitchen sets. He engages in pretend play. He likes to look at books and will look at the pictures in the book and point to objects in them upon request. He can identify animals and foods and choose them from photos. He has well developed self-help skills. He’s toilet trained, feeds himself, dresses himself, folds his own clothes and washes his hands and face independently before bed each night.

 

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Marsha #4-62

MarshaMarshaAge: 5
Diagnosis: polymalformative syndrome, chromosomopathy and developmental delays. Right-sided neuritis of the acoustic nerves. Right-sided microthia.

 

Marsha’s birth mother was just 16 years old when Marsha was born and raised her for 3 years. After several hospital stays, Marsha was placed in the orphanage. She has delays in all aspects of her development, but has been making steady progress since entering the orphanage.

Update 2015:
Marsha walks independently. She overcomes medium-sized obstacles, climbs up and down the furniture, and goes up and down stairs, leading by hands. She claps with hands, laughs aloud at tease, and smiles to beloved people from the staff that has sympathies to, goes to them and looks for their attention, touches them, turns her head, makes a chain of syllables. Her games are stereotypical. She comforts herself by rocking and rubbing her head against the wall. Marsha eats slowly and with appetite. She is not picky for food.

Marsha does not speak. She does not follow verbal instructions. She shows willingness to communicate despite her limited language skills and gradually observes tendency towards activity and initiative in nonverbal communication.

Gradually, with the help of adults Marsha is trying to master skills. She likes when special attention is paid to her. Her attention remains unstable, quickly distracted. Her emotions are not always adequate to the situation. She is interested in her mirror image. She cannot recognize herself in the mirror. Her self-control is related to the development of sense-motor schemes and abilities to be used their effects impacting on the objects. She does not regulate her physiological needs.

Chase

Chase (8) Chase (15)Boy, born October 2011
PRC
Delayed psychomotor

Are you ready for this cuteness? Say hi to 2.5 year old, Chase! Chase is listed as having psychomotor delays. Chase is very mobile and has good movement. He has received daily therapy over the past year to help with his motor skills and is learning to crawl and walk. It takes him some time to learn these skills. While he does not learn quickly, he does try. He is not potty trained yet, but when they put him on the toilet, he will go. Chase lives in the orphanage and he seems to be a very happy boy. He does not seem to be slowed down by his special need.

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

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Nani

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

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

$1,152.45 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Jordan

Jordan 6_1_2010

Jordan full sizeBoy, born June 2010
PRC
post-op Meningomyelocele, post op shunt and repaired club foot
Jordan’s report was completed when he was only 15 months old, so an update has been requested. He is diagnosed with post-operative meninigomyelocele, post-operative shunt of ventricle and repaired club foot. He entered the orphanage as an infant and had surgery soon after. Once he had recovered, he was placed into foster care and began attending an Infant Nurture program through a non profit organization. The agency had the opportunity to meet Jordan last summer and saw that he is an incredibly sweet little boy and very easy going. When holding his hand, he walked along without much assistance, although they do have him use a walker.

A video of this child is available through the agency as well as agency grant funding towards his adoption.

$23.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Clara #29-12

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

 

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

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

Olin

OlinBoy, born July 2009
PRC
Hydrocephalus and brain dysplasia

 

Olin has been diagnosed with brain dysplasia and hydrocephalus. Olin has been living in the orphanage since he was 9-months-old and is getting rehabilitation therapies since then. He is doing great with his physical development, and is getting stronger and stronger! Olin is able to respond to his name, can point to his body parts when asked, and is learning new things daily.

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

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Ellisyn

EllisynGirl, born November 2007
PRC
Developmental Delay

Ellisyn is an energetic and restless girl. She can be very talkative and she loves listening to music. After coming into care, she was able to live with a foster family and adapted well. Ellisyn learned how to walk steadily, progressed in communication and was able to recognize familiar people. Her doctors say that she is cognitively delayed compared to the other children and suffered from an external hemorrhoid. She is taking medicine for treatment and is now living back in the orphanage so that she can go to kindergarten. Ellisyn knows a huge amount of words and can recognize many objects. Ellisyn gets along well with others and is a joy to be around.

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

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Shannon

ShannonGirl, born February 2010
PRC
Down syndrome, Congenital Heart Defect (ASD and VSD), Hep B carrier

Shannon is an outgoing girl who loves to talk! She may only be able to say simple words but she can be the life of the party. She has been diagnosed with Down syndrome and has two mild heart defects (an ASD and a VSD). She is also a Hep B carrier. Shannon’s caregivers say that she lives life just like the rest of her friends in the orphanage. She loves to eat, play, and watch cartoons. Shannon is always playing and smiling!

$883.38 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Wendell

WendellBoy, born February 2010
PRC
Abnormal development of the eye

Wendell is a very energetic little boy. His doctors say that he has an abnormal development on his eye (possibly leucoma) and he is a bit thin. Wendell has not ever had any serious illnesses but he is allergic to egg whites. Even though Wendell has vision complications, he can still walk while holding onto the wall. Wendell can listen for sounds to follow and can recognize familiar people’s voices. He is close with his caretakers and he likes to imitate what they say. Overall, Wendell is behind his peers in the orphanage, but he is working hard to try and catch up.

$40.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Sarah Anne

Sarah AnneGirl, born October 2004
PRC
Cerebral Palsy

Sweet Sarah Anne has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy. Right now she is living in an orphanage but is able to go to a Special Education school in the big city. Sarah Anne is still a bit behind her friends developmentally but she does like to play with other children and she studies very hard. Sarah Anne is friendly with others and likes meeting new people. Sarah Anne’s limbs can be a little stiff but she still loves communicating with others.

$103.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Nicki

NickiBoy, born June 2004
PRC
Cerebral Palsy

Nicki is 9 and a half and has been living in a foster family since 2006. When he came to the orphanage he was just over 2 years old. Nicki was diagnosed with cerebral palsy. Since then, the orphanage has been working with him and he has made so much progress. Nicki is able to walk with holding on to items and he is going to school. His caregivers say that Nicki is extroverted, kind, and loves to play with his friends. He is able to express his needs with my words, and he is very clever!

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

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Hutton

HuttonBoy, born September 2011
PRC
Repaired facial cleft

Hutton is 2 and a half and loves to ride on his toy horse. He was born with a facial cleft, but had surgery for it and it has been repaired. He can hear his caregivers when they speak to him, follow their voices, and look for toys when they are hidden. Hutton’s caregivers think that he is able to fully hear. He is able to speak and identify objects that are asked. Hutton can call for his caregivers and identify them by name. His facial cleft has had no affect on his eating or drinking! Hutton can identify all his body parts and his caregivers think that he is very smart! He knows his animals, colors, and fruits and veggies!

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

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Hyde

HydeBoy, born April 2010
PRC
Meningocele

Hyde is 4 years old and he came into care when he was only 2 days old. When he was found, he had a meningocele and it has not been repaired yet. When Hyde was just over a year old, he was crawling, stacking blocks, and taking blocks in and out of a cup. He could hold things in his hands and bang them together. He was also imitating words and trying to call caregivers by name. His caregivers say that he is energetic and that he loves to smile. One of Hyde’s favorite things to do is look at picture books. Now, he is able to walk, run, and climb! He is still using diapers because he has a difficult time controlling his bowel movements. Hyde is talking up a storm and can fully communicate with adults. He knows shapes, colors, animals, and the names of his peers. His caregivers say that Hyde is very clever!

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

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Mary

MaryMary

Girl, born May 2011
PRC
Post-op anal atresia/fistula, vision impairment, neoplasm of right ear

Mary is a sweet little girl who has been diagnosed with postoperative anal atresia/fistula, vitreous opacity of right eye, a neoplasm of right ear, and congenital microphthalmus of both eyes. She is able to crawl around but cannot walk on her own just yet. Mary still needs support while standing up and if she is helped can walk slowly. Mary uses a walker and with it is able to go places, sit, and stand up. She is learning how to eat with a spoon. Mary cannot see things that are far away due to her vision impairment. She gets along well with others and enjoys playing with the other children. Her caretakers think she is very energetic and active.

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

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Josh

JoshBoy, born November 2012
PRC
Congenital optical atrophy of both eyes

Josh is a cute, very active and extroverted little boy. He has congenital optic atrophy of both eyes but he can still track light. Josh loves to play games with his caretakers and he rarely gets fussy. Josh can crawl around and even go in reverse too! He likes to sit up and play with toy balls that make sound. It he can hear it then he can follow it. Josh understands simple dialogue and can recognize familiar people by their voice. He is sensitive and happy most of the time. Josh likes to suck on his fingers when he gets tired and his favorite thing to do is listen to music.

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

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Willis

WillisBoy, born October 2008
PRC
Limb difference

Willis can be a little shy and quiet. When he came into care, he was malnourished and a little small for his age. The orphanage noticed that he was having trouble keeping his food down so they took him to the doctor where they found that he had a malrotation in his intestines. The doctors did a Ladd procedure and Willis has been doing well ever since. Willis does not have the radius or ulna in his left arm and only has 3 fingers. He can hold a toy and put on his clothes with using this arm. He currently goes to kindergarten and is doing great in school. Willis is able to speak in full sentences and ask questions. He is still a little bit smaller than my friends, but it does not slow him down!

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

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Atley

AtleyBoy, born July 2010
PRC
SN-Cererbal palsy and porencephaly

Atley is an adorable 3 year old. He is always smiling and great at knowing who his caregivers are! When he was younger, he had a CT scan done of his brain and it shows that he has Left porencephaly. The doctors also have diagnosed him with Cerebral Palsy. Atley is currently living in a rehabilitation facility to get therapies. He is able to walk while holding onto something, and can pull himself up independently. Atley can follow instructions, but he is not asking questions yet. His caregivers think it is because he is shy and unsure of his words. However, Atley can answer questions with gestures and sounds. His caregivers say that his cognitive development seems to be on target and he is doing great!

$25.00 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!