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Calvin and Florence #

Calvin; age 4 & Florence; age: 9

CALVIN is a healthy and active 4 year old. He walks, runs, jumps, and plays at a level appropriate for his age. He is described as outgoing and friendly. He’s currently attending kindergarten. His language skills have improved since starting school and he now speaks in short sentences. He has a group of friends at the kindergarten and willingly joins group games although he does not always comprehend the rules. He struggles with memorization and finishing tasks on his own but can complete them when he receives assistance. Calvin understands right from wrong, shows good manners, and likes to demonstrate his skills to others. He enjoys drawing, constructing with Legos, listening to music and watching cartoons. He takes good care of his personal belongings and is independent with regard to self-service and personal hygiene skills.
FLORENCE is a 9 years old girl, in good health. She has been diagnosed with mild mental disabilities. In school, she enjoys music and fine arts. She likes to sing short phrases from a song and to hum. She has some difficulty asking and answering questions and voicing her opinion. She is a compassionate girl who enjoys painting, coloring, listening to music, and spending time with her best friends. She likes to play with a ball. She can throw it, but it is a little bit harder for her to catch it. She is independent in her self-service skills and independently maintains good personal hygiene and a neat appearance.

 

Donations will not be accepted until a family is found.

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Lisa #

Age: 2
Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy; Microcephaly; Symptomatic epilepsy; Developmental delay

Lisa is a happy and sociable little girl. She enjoys meeting new people and interacts with them appropriately. She responds to her name and verbalizes using sounds and syllables. She follows basic directions. Her motor skills are developing. Videos of Lisa show her playing with a ball and manipulating it appropriately. She currently moves around by crawling. She can take steps when holding 2 hands of an adult and can also move using a walker. She is receiving therapy to help develop her motor skills.
Photos and videos are available through the agency

 

Donations will not be accepted until a family is found for Lisa!

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Smidt #

Smidt
Age: 12
Diagnosis: mental delays
Smidt has intellectual delays that impact his performance in school. Even though he is 12, he is still working on basic reading, writing, and math skills. He demonstrates a lot of attention seeking behavior with both familiar and non-familiar adults. He likes to watch TV and willingly participates in chores.

*** I am eligible for an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds. For more information, visit: Other Angels Older Child Grant ***

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Penn #

Penn
Age: 10
Diagnosis: mental delays and behavior disturbances

The  child  is  able  to  communicate  with other  children, though his vocabulary is not at age level. He prefers to play alone, but will join in group games willingly if invited. He willingly forms relationships with adults. He has delays in academics, but works hard to learn new skills. His behavior is described as “unstable”

*** I am eligible for an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds. For more information, visit: Other Angels Older Child Grant ***

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Steven, George, Dasy #

Steven: age 10
George: age 7
Dasy: age 12

Steven is physically healthy. He has delays in speech and language. He receives assistance from a special education teacher at school. The school reports that he has a hard time focusing on academic tasks. When working one on one with an adult, he’s attentive and works hard.  His recent IQ score was an 87 and academic testing placed him at one year behind his age level.  He is working with a speech therapist to expand his vocabulary and improve his communication skills. He enjoys playing by himself and with peers. He helps out with chores around the house.

George is physically healthy. He has delays in speech and language. He’s currently in kindergarten, where he is receiving instruction from a special education teacher. His recent IQ score was an 83. He has difficulty paying attention to tasks and his working memory is poor. He plays with a variety of toys. He has a creative imagination and will act out characters from TV.

 Dasy is physically healthy. She is in 6th grade. She has learning delays and studies under a special education teacher at school. Her recent IQ score was 85. Her working memory and vocabulary are poor. She needs help from an adult with cognitive and language development.

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Alec, Brad, Kattie, Yan #

Alec: age 13
Brad: age 11
Kattie: age 10
Yan: age 7

Alec is a a sociable boy who enjoys interacting with his peers and playing football. He struggles with school work, particularly in the area of critical thinking. He is currently in the sixth grade and like most middle school boys, he’s much more interested in the social aspect of school vs the academic side.  His social skills, communication skills, and self-help skills are all age appropriate.

Brad is a sociable boy who enjoys interacting with adults and peers. He struggles with school work, specifically in the area of critical thinking. He is currently in 5th grade.  His social skills, communication skills, and self-help skills are all age appropriate.

Kattie has a medical diagnosis of epilepsy and takes seizure medication. She has mild intellectual delays and a recent IQ score of 75. She receives special education services at school and works hard to learn her academic tasks. She is able to read and perform basic math calculations. She is described as sociable, with positive self-esteem and an interest in her appearance.

Yan has age appropriate development. He’s currently in first grade in school. His communication skills, physical development, emotional development, and academic progress is all on par with his peers.

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Vernon #

Age: 2004

Listed: July 2018

SN:  epilepsy – rare seizures, after surgical intervention due to brain tumor – oligodendroglioma in the left temporo-parietal area; at this point he does not have any symptoms, related to the illness.

He is active during dynamic games. He rides a bicycle and has good coordination of his body in space. His IQ = 89, which is within the norm but he still has difficulties reading and makes spelling mistakes while writing and re-writing. He communicates freely with children and adults. He completed 7th grade and have an average results. He needs a guidance and support of loving parents. He wants to be adopted and agreed to meet the prospective parents.

*** I am eligible for an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds. For more information, visit: Other Angels Older Child Grant ***

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Jakey #

Age: 2012

Listed: July 2018

Special needs: other infantile cerebral palsy; moderate mental delay, with no disturbance of the behavior; other specified alternating strabismus.

Jakey is a happy, affectionate, sociable, playful and radiant little boy. He has suffered severe neglect in his biological family during the first 3 years and 10 months of his life. He has been making steady progress in all areas of his development, constantly reaching important milestones and mastering new skills.

Jakey would bring so much love and joy to his forever family and we are hopeful that the family he would call his own would be found as soon as possible.

 

Donations will not be accepted until a family is found for Jakey.

 

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Dasha

Girl, born 2004

Cerebral palsy

 

 

*** I am eligible for an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds. For more information, visit: Other Angels Older Child Grant ***

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Anton

Boy, born 2012
Down syndrome
CO-7

Listed: June 2018

Adorable Anton loves to color, play with the hole puncher and throw confetti. He is also interested in photography. He loves going to school to be with his teachers and classmates. He likes to wear his school uniform. He can play alone but prefers to play with other children. He likes to be a leader and share his favorite toys. Anton recognizes geometric shapes. He generally follows rules and respects the instructions of adults. He understands what he is asked of him. Anton is expressive, recognizes the parts of the body, has good personal presentation and is known for leaving his work area very neat. Anton is a charming young boy that will bring happiness and joy to a family.

A grant of $1500 is also available from a specific agency, for Anton’s adoption!

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  From May 15 through Dec 31, 2018, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

$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!

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Evian #

Boy: 2009

Listed: 6/2018

Special needs: 1st degree of prematurity; dilatation of the rectum; allergic to cow’s milk protein; expressive language disorder; delayed neuro-psychological development; mild to moderate mental delay (according to the information published by the MOJ)

Evian is very active and agile. Well – developed motor skills for his age.

Evian’s emotional tone is positive. He presents as radiant and loving. He is able to express different emotions through facial expressions.

Evian follows verbal instructions, related to his everyday activities.

His passive and active vocabulary are getting improved. He is already able to say a few words. He strives to use words when answering questions.

He can glue figures, solve 6-parts puzzles and build towers and houses. Evian loves building with constructor and listening to music. Evian knows the basic colors – red, yellow and green.  His independence is also increasing through encouragement of the independent activities – dressing, undressing, putting on and off his shoes, tiding his toys, working materials, etc.

 

Donations can not be accepted until a family is found for him

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Kerri

Girl, born 2017

spina bifida,
arnold chiari syndrome
congenital malformation of optic disc
arthrogryposis

 

$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!

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Dominique

Girl, born 2017

arthrogryposis
spina bifida
congenital hips dislocated

 

$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!

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Lainey

Girl, born 2012
PRC
Cerebral Palsy or SMA

Lainey is a beautiful and special little girl, born in August of 2012. She is thoughtful, talkative, and adored by her caretakers at Alenah’s Home. Lainey likes to listen to music, paint, and spend time with her friends. She has a beautiful smile that just warms your heart and a light about her that makes you just want to love her! Lainey loves dolls, especially Anna and Elsa from Frozen. She also likes story books and will let the volunteers read a story for her. Her language development is excellent and she enjoys conversing with others and especially asking ‘Why?’ Lainey can use her arms much more than her legs right now. She can use a cup to drink water or milk, and she can stack blocks. Lainey can sit with support, but cannot walk, as she was diagnosed as having cerebral palsy (weak lower limbs only).

There is a strong possibility that Lainey actually has SMA (spinal muscular atrophy), which is a genetic disease which affects the motor nerve cells in the spinal cord. https://www.mda.org/disease/spinal-muscular-atrophy There are different types of SMA and a lot of research is being done in this area. There is a new drug called Nusinersen being used in clinical trials that is showing promise to treat some patients with SMA. We hope Lainey will soon find a loving who will help her get the medical care she needs.

$211.50 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!

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Tyree

Boy, born 2011
PRC
Down syndrome

Tyree is a sweet little boy, born in December of 2011 with down syndrome. Tyree goes to class in the rehabilitation and education classroom of the orphanage from 8:00 to 2:00 Monday through Saturday. He is said to be an active and positive boy with a pair of charming eyes. He can put on and take off his clothes, wash his face, and eat independently. Tyree likes to help his foster dad and mom clean the table, put the bowls and chairs in place, and put toys back in the toy box. He is positive at school and is interested in new things. He gets along well with the other classmates and they, along with his teacher, all like him. Tyree enjoys listening to music, dancing, and playing with toy blocks and balls. His favorite programs are Spiderman, Boonie Bears, and Pilgrimage to the West. Dancing is Tyree’s specialty though! Tyree’s caretakers note that he has good motor and mental development. We hope that Tyree’s forever family sees him soon!

VIDEO:   https://vimeo.com/maaspecialkids/maa-ty

There is a $1,500 agency grant for Tyree’s adoption with his current adoption agency.

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  From May 15 through Dec 31, 2018, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

$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!

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Becky #

Girl: 2015
Special needs: spina bifida; hydrocephalus, condition after VP shunt; convergent concomitant strabismus

Becky is a calm child, with positive emotional tone. She is able to demonstrate various reactions of content and discontent. She smiles when spoken to and laughs out loud when jested. Becky recognizes her caregivers and calls them by their names. She is sociable and loves being around adults and other children in her group. A significant increase of words in the child’s passive and active vocabulary has been observed in recent months. The number of words she can pronounce is constantly increasing. She understands adults’ speech. Becky answers questions appropriately. She initiates verbal interaction on her own and performs simple instructions. Becky enjoys playing with toys and she can play continuously with them. She plays with toys in accordance with their purpose. Becky is not a picky eater. She has good appetite and is gaining weight. Her sleep is calm.

Donations will not be accepted until a family is found.

 

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Patti

Girl, born 2008
PRC
Spina bifida, kidney issues, hydronphrosis, and lower extremity paralysis

Patti is a sweet 10 year old that has been through some tragic experiences. She was hosted in the US in 2015 and her file was later prepared for adoption. In 2015 her host family states she had great self care skills, could crawl and wheel her own chair. She is very smart and gentle. In her recent pictures, it looks as if Patti has lost her spirit. She is known to stay a little sicker than her peers. Patti is in need of a family to help her reach her potential and seek care for her urological issues. She was continent of stool at hosting and timed voiding helped with urinary incontinence. Her placing agency has videos and more pictures available.

*** I am eligible for an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds. For more information, visit: Other Angels Older Child Grant ***

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Joely

Girl, born Sept 2013

oculo-auriculo-vertebral (OAV) syndrome (known as Goldenhar syndrome)

South Asia – Pacific

Joely is full of energy and vibrancy. Joely was born with a cleft palate, a deformed/missing right ear, a small meningocele (soft fluid filled mass) at the back of her head, and Congenital Heart Disease – Atrial Septal Defect (ASD). In February of 2014, Joely was diagnosed by the genetics doctor with Oculo Auriculo Vertebral Spectrum. In 2017, she had an operation to repair her cleft palate; however, there are still two small holes in her palate which will need to be repaired again. Her surgeons have stated that her meningocele would need an operation in the future, but that it is not urgent. Her doctor recommends continual regular monitoring and checkups with a pediatric cardiologist, but does not see the need for surgery at this point. She shows no signs of heart problems at this time. Joely is fit and active and does not tire easily.

Because of Joely’s delays, she currently has weekly occupational and speech therapy as per recommendations. She really enjoys her sessions. Despite her wide range of medical concerns, Joely is really thriving. She started attending the local nursery school this year and is adapting well. Her teachers are very fond of her and she holds her own in a class of her peers. Although she is talking, her speech is delayed and she is often difficult to understand, especially for strangers. Her house parents understand her well. Joely is more than capable of making her needs and wants known using a combination of words with facial and hand gestures. She is independent and likes to do things by herself if she can, but will willingly accept help when needed. She follows her daily routine well. She has become more affectionate over the last 6 months and enjoys all the activities at the child caring agency, especially singing in the nightly devotions. Despite the holes in her palate, Joely is a good eater and enjoys all kinds of foods. She has friends within the center but can be a little rough with younger children. She does well with older children, as she models their behavior. She can be boisterous at times, but she has shown a much higher level of self-control since she started nursery school. Joely will continue to develop and catch up with the consistency and love of a forever family who have good medical resources and therapists at hand.

*Photos and video are available for seriously interested families. Joely is from a small Asian country. Per her country’s regulations, pictures and videos can only be shared with seriously interested families directly and are not allowed to be shared publicly. Joely’s file is listed with multiple agencies with a sending program from this country and approval is dependent on the head of adoption in this particular country.

There is a $500 agency grant for Joely’s adoption with a specific agency.

$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!

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Melanie

Girl, born 2008

Listed: April 2018

Intellectual disability. No spasticity. She walks independently but her gait is a bit weak. Social, interactive, beautiful, engaging, loveable child with a sense of humor who loves to laugh. She can feed herself. She has good receptive language in her native language, but is non-verbal.

She can imitate some sounds. Enjoys playing with musical toys, toys that stack, toys with small parts that fit inside, trying to trace letters with chalk, and throwing and trying to catch balls. Able to concentrate on one toy for a sustained period of time.

Follows directions well. Prefers soft solid foods and favorite food is eggs. Loves the beach. She can go up and down stairs by herself holding the railing. She enjoys being with other people and is friendly with adults and children.

*** I am eligible for an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds. For more information, visit: Other Angels Older Child Grant ***

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Luna

Girl, age 8
CO-4

Blind

Listed: April 2018

Super sweet Luna reads and writes in Braille, and uses an abacus for math. She is described as resilient and extroverted! She loves to swim, play music and sing. Luna wants to be a lawyer when she grows up.

Luna wants a family where she can be the youngest child, and get lots of attention from a mom and a dad.

$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!

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Aiden, Ainsley, and Aimee L18

Siblings born, summer 2003, summer 2005, and fall 2008

Listed: April 2018

Aiden has blue eyes and dark brown hair. He graduated 6th grade this year, learns after a regular school program. His results at school are average, he has some difficulties, but he can learn the required. The boy is interested in sports – he likes to play football and rugby, but sometimes he can be too lazy to attend the trainings. He also likes to work with technique, to repair something and to take pictures. The boy is calm and a little bit shy. He has good self-care skills, has no behavior problems or bad habits. He regularly attends speech therapist and recreative gymnastics in the out-of-family care institution.

Diagnoses: specific speech and language development disorders. Unspecified learning disorders. Food allergy. Allergic dermatitis. OU astigmatismus mixtus. Deformation of chest.

Ainsley has brown eyes and dark brown hair. She graduated 5th grade this year, learns after a regular school program. Her results at school are very good, she is hard-working and one of the best scholars in the class. She sings in an ensemble, dances modern dances, draws, plays rugby and football. She also likes to cook, to work in the garden and to ride a bike. The girl is calm and a little bit shy, but strong-willed. The girl`s physical development has significantly improved because of recreative gymnastics, dancing and sports, she has no X-shaped legs anymore. She has good self-care skills, has no behavior problems or bad habits. She regularly attends speech therapist and recreative gymnastics in the out-of-family care institution.

Diagnoses: allergic rhinopathy. Deformation of nasal septum. OD ptosis (operation in July 2014). Exotropia secundaris. Clumsy child syndrome (has improved). Dyslalia. Posture disorders (has improved). X-shaped legs (has improved). Umbilical hernia. Allergic dermatitis.

Aimee has greyish-blue eyes and brown hair. She graduated the 1st grade this year, a regular school program. She dances both modern and folk dances, sings in an ensemble and choir, draws, plays rugby and football. She also takes a part in cooking, rides a bike and does manual training. The girl likes animals very much. She has good self-care skills, has no behavior problems or bad habits. She regularly attends speech therapist and recreative gymnastics in the out-of-family care institution. Her physical development has significantly improved because of recreative gymnastics, dancing and sports, she has no X-shaped legs anymore. The girl is calm and a little bit shy.

Diagnoses: unspecified speech and language development disorders. Other emotional disorders. Dyslalia. Asymmetrical posture. X-shaped legs. Umbilical hernia. Naevus pigmentorum thoracis. OU hypermetropia.

From a family that has met them: Aiden is an awesome boy who is from my daughter’s orphanage. I spent quite a bit of time with him. He is quiet at first, but opens up over time. He likes to laugh, play soccer, and build things. He wants a dad to do things with him. He was polite and thankful while I was with him. It’s hard to watch his friends leave with families, and know that time is running out for him and his younger sisters.

*** We are eligible for an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds. For more information, visit: Other Angels Older Child Grant ***

 

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Kristal

Girl, 12 years old

blind

CO-4

Listed: April 2018

Kristal is learning braille, and wants to be a musician. She also likes science. She’s said to be peaceful, organized, and pays attention to details. She would really like to have siblings.

*** I am eligible for an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds. For more information, visit: Other Angels Older Child Grant ***

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Grayson

Boy, born 2008
PRC
Congenital heart defects (including single ventricle, double outlet right ventricle, pulmonary artery stenosis, VSD, ASD); He has had three surgeries

Listed: April 2018

Heart Warrior Grayson is a handsome 10-year-old boy who is said to be positive, active, smart, respectful, and loving. He enjoys sliding and riding the wooden horse out in the playground. Caregivers describe him as compliant, and a talkative child who communicates well. Grayson is diagnosed with congenital heart defects (including single ventricle, double outlet right ventricle, pulmonary artery stenosis, VSD, ASD) and has had three surgical procedures. As of his report from August 2016, he can walk freely, go up and down the stairs without support, and feed himself. He brushed teeth and washes his face after getting out of bed in the mornings. He attends school in the orphanage and is reported to be a smart boy. He was often praised by his teachers and liked to share interesting things that happened in school after he came back to his caregivers. He can sing and read poems and he gets along well with the other children around him. He says he loves the welfare institute and the big “family” there but also hopes to have his own a family with loving dad and mom! Could you be his family that he’s dreaming of?

The agency has several videos available.

Grayson has a $4000 grant available with his current adoption agency.

*** I am eligible for an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds. For more information, visit: Other Angels Older Child Grant ***

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Marshall

Boy, born 2012
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: April 2018

Marshall is an absolutely adorable little boy! He has the most beautiful smile and he loves to be cuddled. Marshall will shyly look at strangers when he is being held. He can hold a pencil and write lines on paper. He will point out pictures in books and turn the pages too. Marshall likes to imitate others and play with toys. He can use a spoon to eat, but sometimes needs help. He is not a picky eater and his favorite foods are meats, fish, and eggs. Marshall can understand some simple sentences and he can imitate some single syllable sounds. He can walk independently, go up and down stairs, play on a scooter, and throw a ball. Marshall’s favorite toys are balls, blocks, and toy trains. An adoptive parent who met Marshall said, “We met Marshall on one of our trips to his orphanage. He is a sweet, content little love. He was friends with my daughter and just seemed like such a happy little fella. He loves to play and dance. Love him so and praying someone will go get him!!”

Marshall has a family out there who just needs to see him! Could today be that day?

VIDEO of Marshall:  https://vimeo.com/143268985

There is a $1,500 agency grant for Marshall’s adoption with his current adoption agency.

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  From May 15 through Dec 31, 2018, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

$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!

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Florence

Girl, born 2009

HIV

Listed: April 2018

 

$234.00 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!

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Shelby Mae

Girl, born 2012
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: April 2018

Shelby loves to dance!

Outgoing Shelby is always ready for fun! She’s always ready to join in games or music classes. Shelby was born with Down syndrome so she’s a little behind her peers in development. Shelby can run, climb stairs, and copy simple drawings. Her biggest areas of delay is in language development, but is speaking a few words and is pretty chatty. Otherwise, she has been physically healthy and rarely gets sick. Shelby is pretty self-sufficient and can dress herself- buttons and all! Shelby is curious and observant. She loves to imitate others, especially following adults in the latest dance moves.

Are you ready to practice your dance moves with Shelby?

Families qualify for a $7,500 subsidy with her current adoption agency.

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  From May 15 through Dec 31, 2018, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

$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!

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Chandler

Boy, born 2012

Chronic viral hepatitis B
May also have Cerebral Palsy

Listed: March 2018

 

$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!

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Alba

Girl, born 2012

Other specified mental disorders due to brain damage and dysfunction and to physical disease

Listed: March 2018

 

$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!

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Cooper

Boy, born 2008

mixed developmental disorders
cardiopathy
phymosis
right cryptochidism

Listed: March 2018

From a family who met him Jan 2017:
This sweet boy is 8 years old but has some big set backs. He weights probably 35 lbs and size 5T falls off of him. He was being hosted and it did not work out. They were expecting a 8 year old and he is more the age of 4. He changed houses and we took turns caring for him. He is a super sweet boy, but has burn scars all over his body so he has been through some hard times and abuse. According to the orphanage they don’t know much about him. Heartbreaking. He cannot read or write and does not know his letters and numbers.

He is such a sweet boy and really loves attention from men. He is drawn to the father figure. He’s a lot of work but he’s going to be an awesome kid. IF the family is ready to work. He’s teachable! He doesn’t read or write but then again, I don’t know that anyone taught him…

$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!

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Dustin

Boy, born 2012

HIV
cerebral palsy
cytomegaloviral disease
moderate intellectual disabilities

Listed: March 2018

What a great smile!

$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!

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Olivia

Girl, born 2013
PRC
Microphthalmia, delays

Listed: March 2018

Olivia is an energetic, smiley, and beautiful little girl who likes listening to music and playing outside. She is especially close to her caregivers and loves to be cuddled and tickled by them. Olivia is diagnosed as having microphthalmia, which means that both of her eyes are very small and underdeveloped. She also has very low muscle tone. She is able to stand with support, but she can’t walk yet. Her caregivers have been working with her, but she still struggles to move independently. She can sit up for about 30 minutes, but she gets tired and often needs support. She knows her name, responds when called, and can follow simple instructions. She can make sounds like “ah,” but doesn’t say any words. She gets excited when her caregivers tell her it’s snack time or time to go play! Olivia has some feeding issues. She mainly eats soft foods like mashed vegetables. She has a hard time swallowing and needs food chopped up for her. She really likes to hold her bottle herself. Olivia is in a school program in her orphanage during the week days and lives with a foster family on the orphanage grounds the remainder of the time. Olivia is making progress, but what she needs most is a family who can provide her with love and therapies that are simply not available in her orphanage!

Olivia has a $500 agency grant, with her current adoption agency. Olivia needs a family with an approved home study to be able to hold her file or move forward with adopting her.

$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!

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Raven

Girl, born 2017

hydrocephalus
Peripheral chorioretinal dystrophy of retina

Listed: March 16, 2018

update: she just had a shunt put in – 2018!

Paperwork should be ready in a couple of months!

$45.19 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!

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Pacen #

Boy: 2012

Listed: 3/2018

Special needs: spina bifida aperta-condition after surgical correction of the meningomyelocele region lumbalis; internal hydrocephalus – VP shunt installed; severe muscle hypotonia of the lower limbs; contractures of the ankle joints; lower flaccid paraplegia; convergent concomitant strabismus; esotropia and amblyopia of the right eye – glasses are prescribed and treatment is being conducted; neuro-psychological development – within the norm with regards to the expressive and receptive speech development

Pacen presents as a cheerful and calm boy who doesn’t cry without a reason. He doesn’t have any manifestations of aggressive or self-aggressive acts. Pacen uses separate words, as well as simple sentences in his communication with others. He understands when spoken to and people can have a conversation with him. Pacen uses appropriate social gestures for greeting and good-bye. 

Donations will not be accepted until a family is found.

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Julie

Girl, DOB listed as 2005
Hydrocephalus – undergone surgery.

Listed: March 2018

Julie’s age was estimated.  Please check with the agency for further information.

Julie is funny and sassy. She is a friendly child and always greets visitors with a big smile and waves them over to say hello. She has good use of her hands and is able to complete tasks such as feeding herself and is working on pre-writing skills. Julie attends an on-site school where she works with her teacher on learning her English alphabet and shapes. She can count up to 5 and identifies basic colors. Julie likes to look at books and play with toys, especially baby dolls and blocks. She speaks full sentences in her native language, and speaks 70 plus English words. She understands most of what is being said to her in both English and her native language.

She is bonded to her primary caregiver and gets along with the other children. She loves to hold the babies and play with other children her age. She can sit independently and crawl. She receives physical therapy 3-4 times a week where she working on tall kneeling and strengthening her back muscles. She has recently started bearing weight on her legs during physical therapy with the help of AFOs. Julie is also in the progress of potty training and has been doing really well with this.

*** I am eligible for an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds. For more information, visit: Other Angels Older Child Grant ***

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Ryder

ryder1-2015RyderBoy, born 2012

Down Syndrome, crossed eyes, cryptorchism

updated pics 9/15!!

 

Listed: March 16, 2015

He is a DOLL!!! He is a favorite in the orphanage and loves to giggle!

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  From May 15 through Dec 31, 2018, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

$2,481.41 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!

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Brady

Boy, born 2007
PRC
Epilepsy, mental retardation, and Tuberous Sclerosis.

Listed: March 2018

Brady is a sweet young man that one of our Reece’s Rainbow families met when they traveled to bring their daughter home that won their hearts and they desperately want him to find his family.

Brady will be 11 years old this summer (2018). He is a bright, active young man that enjoys music. He integrates well into group life, but is eager to be adopted by a loving family and would love to have siblings. He has basic self-manage skills, gets along well with teachers, caregivers and other kids, answer questions positively at class, help teachers to tidy the classroom after class. He is willing to help younger children, he is a warm-hearted boy. He likes school. He has learned a lot including language, recognition, common sense, drawing and handcraft class, sports and heal care class, song and rhythm, social skills, labor skills, reading. He can write his name, do simple calculation and recite poems. At class, he would answer questions positively, active thinking, telling stories, singing, playing games with other kids, he can jump the farthest in standing long jump. He is willing to help teachers and classmates to do somethings, helps teachers turn off the lights, wipe the blackboard, lay the chairs on the desks, and help other kids to give out fruits and desserts.

*** I am eligible for an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds. For more information, visit: Other Angels Older Child Grant ***

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Kaylyn #

Girl: 2014

Listed: 2/2018

Special needs: symptomatic epilepsy-partial seizures with secondary generalization; spastic cerebral palsy; hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy of 2nd degree; profound mental delay;

Kaylyn is in severely impaired condition and her development is delayed in all areas. She is completely dependent on adults’ care. Her sleep is calm and rhythmical. She is fed with a spoon by an adult.

 Donations will not be accepted until a family is found for her.

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Graham #

Boy: 2007

Date listed: 2/2018

Diagnosis: mild mental delay; hyperkinetic behavior disorder with attention deficit; the child suffered physical abuse and mistreatment; born to a mother with moderate mental delay

Graham is treated with Convulex – 0,5 ml from 50 mg daily, Xanax ½ and Speridan when necessary

Graham takes an active part in the housework at the home. He goes shopping on his own, sets and then tidies up the table, makes his bed, knows how to work the washer, hang and then collect the clothes and tidies his room. One of the main activities that he takes part in is cooking. He is able to cut different types of vegetables in small pieces and follow the instructions of the recipe.  Grahamprefers games involving physical activity. He looks for interaction with his peers. He likes to ride a bicycle and play hide-and-seek. Graham has been acquainted with the process of adoption. His attitude and opinion towards a possible adoption is positive

Donations will not be accepted until a family is found for him.

*** I am eligible for an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds. For more information, visit: Other Angels Older Child Grant ***

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Walfred

Boy: 2009
Diagnosis: Recessive Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa; Toe Syndactyly bilateral feet; webbed fingers; anemia

Listed: Feb 2018

Walfred currently lives in a hotel so that his medical needs can be appropriately managed. His intelligence is considered to be delayed, though it is believed to be a result of frequent sickness and hospitalization. His skin is severely impacted by the EB. He has hour long dressing changes each day. Ulcers in his mouth cause him to be on a restricted diet. It is also believed that these ulcers impact his ability to properly develop speech. He can expresses his wants and needs verbally, and use simple words and phrases. His motor skills are impacted by the bandages that cover his entire body. However, he can feed himself with a spoon, turn the pages in a book, and hold a toy. He can also drink from a straw, and wipe his face with a napkin after meals.  He receives PT and OT, though blisters on his skin often impact his ability to fully participate. He enjoys watching TV and playing on the iPad. He does not complain during bandage changes.

A full medical report is available through the agency.

$200.00 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!

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Lochland

Boy: 2008

Diagnosis: low intelligence, dyslexia

Listed: Feb 2018

Lochlan was moved to a residential setting for boys with learning, and emotional problems in 2017. He is doing very well in both the school and group home setting now.  He is described as lively, active, popular with his peers, and helpful to the teacher. He enjoys playing football, playing with Legos, and watching TV. While at school, he participates in cycling and boy scouts. He completes his homework independently and participates in all the activities at the group home. His teachers state that he has demonstrated stable emotions since being at their school and that he earned a B in conduct the first semester of the 2017-2018 school year. He receives extra time on tests at school as an accommodation for his dyslexia. He follows the routines at the group home well. He has well developed self-help skills, goes to school on time, and has made many friends since moving to the group home.

He lived with his birth family until 2016. He has a lot of negative feelings about them and refuses to talk about them. He meets with a psychologist once a month to talk about his birth family, his past behaviors, and to prepare him for adoption. Lochlan has expressed a desire to be adopted and has stated that he won’t be at the group home long because a family will come for him.

$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!

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Shepherd

Boy: 2011
Diagnosis: developmental delays, ADHD

Listed: Feb 2018

Shepherd receives PT, OT, and ST. He is making rapid progress with therapy. He is under the care of a psychiatrist for his behavior and has medication that he takes twice a day for the ADHD. His teacher reports that his behavior is his biggest issue at school. He is described as cheerful, energetic, playful, and active. Social skills are his greatest area of weakness. He wants to be in charge of the other children. He is very competitive. He likes to test boundaries. However, he is very motivated to learn and is doing well in school. He does better with adults who are very firm and enforce the rules. During free time, Shepherd enjoys riding his bicycle, playing with toy cars, and building with Legos. Shepherd wishes to be adopted. His only concern is that learning a new language will be hard. His social worker believes that Shepherd needs a family that will demonstrate love, patience, acceptance, and an understanding of how to handle his behaviors.

A full medical report is available through the agency.

$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!

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Karmen

Girl: 2010
Diagnosis: Mild intellectual disability w/Autism Spectrum Disorder

Karmen’s birth parents are both reported to have an intellectual disability. Karmen was diagnosed with ASD due to a weakness in social and communication skills. She has lived with the same foster family her entire life.

Karmen speaks in 3 word sentences. She has difficulty answering reasoning questions such as “why?” and “how?” Her strengths are her rote memory and and literacy skills. Her foster mother describes her as affectionate, sensitive, and timid. She loves to give hugs. Her favorite free time activities include drawing, playing with stuffed animals, listening to music, and watching children’s videos on the iPad. She enjoys going to school. Her teacher describes her as polite, responsible, and gaining independence. The teacher reports that Karmen does better with verbal answers when assessing knowledge vs written ones.  Karmen is toilet trained, dresses and undresses herself, brushes her teeth, and feeds herself with a spoon. She is not a picky eater. She wears goggles in the shower to prevent water from getting in her face. She sleeps well.

A full medical report is available through the agency.

$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!

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Olivia

Girl, born 2007
HIV positive, on antiretroviral treatment. The virus is well-controlled. She has a CD4 count of 742 on 3 Sept 2017 and her viral load is less than detectable as of Jan 2017. She takes abacavir lamivudine and nevirapine twice daily.

Listed: Feb 2018

Olivia is endearing, imaginative, creative, silly, likes to make people laugh, and is full of contagious joy. She likes painting, coloring, jumping on the trampoline, and baby dolls. Always willing to participate in impromptu singing and dancing performances with the other girls in her home. She is enrolled in English speaking school. In the 2017 to 2018 school year she is in grade 1. She is behind where she should be due to a late start at school. She knows all her uppercase and lowercase letters and can count to 200 and can spell 1 to 20.

She can read short, easy sentences by sounding out each word and can spell some words up to 5 letters long. Her favorite color is red and she enjoys the occasional sweet treat for a snack. She can easily jump into play with the other girls in her home and likes to be center of attention. She is always excited to spin, jump, and climb but also enjoys watching movies and being read to. Olivia has the most beautiful smile.

*** I am eligible for an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds. For more information, visit: Other Angels Older Child Grant ***

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Sara

Girl, born 2004
HIV+, has appointments monthly at a government ART center. CD4 count is 750. Viral load is undetectable as of Feb 2018.  She started ARTs in Dec 2016. She looked very sickly when she arrived at SCH, as she hadn’t started ARTs yet, but now her face has filled out and she looks healthier.

Listed: Feb 2018

Sara has a smile that lights up any room she walks into. She has a quieter personality but enjoys joking and laughing with people she knows well. She has a best friend in her home whom she does everything with.

Sara makes friends easily, and enjoys playing games and lending a helping hand. She likes dancing, jumping on the trampoline, and singing.
Sara has a very kind heart and likes to show affection by hugging those she is close to. When she is upset she likes to cuddle up to a caregiver and hug them. Sara is so eager to learn. She loves to learn everything she can get her hands on and enjoys working on homework with caregivers. Sara speaks her native language fluently, and is learning spoken and written English and is doing well with it. She can read simple chapter books in English and is able to sound out most words she does not know. She knows multiplication facts and can add and subtract. She is an excellent student and the only thing holding her back is that she got a late start to school.

*** I am eligible for an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds. For more information, visit: Other Angels Older Child Grant ***

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Tricia

Girl, born 2007
Seizure disorder, intellectual delay

Tricia has a seizure disorder for which she is on medication. She is now seizure free. She also has intellectual delay. She can speak in short sentences in her native languate and uses some words in English. Her speech is somewhat slurred and she has difficulty with social skills, attending to tasks and conversation.

Listed: Feb 2018

Tricia is a sweet, happy girl who loves dancing, music, and jumping on the trampoline. She loves to be with her caregivers, the other girls in her home, and is very friendly with new people. She is very affectionate. She struggles with writing her alphabet and therefore does not enjoy it very much. She is interested in fashion and looking her cutest in a pretty dress with a flower in her hair. She has lots of energy to run around and jump up for a hug. She has a sweet voice and likes to show you her work. She is very motivated by adult attention and is learning boundaries with adults she doesn’t know well. She desperately asks for a family.

*** I am eligible for an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds. For more information, visit: Other Angels Older Child Grant ***

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Kahlia #

Girl: 2015

Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy; Spastic quadriparesis; Microcephaly Severe hydrocephaly; Severe mental retardation; Optic nerve atrophy

Listed: Feb 2018

Kahlia lives in Eastern Europe and is 2 years old. She is completely dependent on the adult that cares for her. She doesn’t move on her own, feed herself, communicate or respond to communication. Kahlia has cerebral palsy, microcephaly, hydrocephaly, and severe vision problems. She doesn’t play with toys or hold them. She doesn’t have an attention span or focus on any one object. She is bottle fed.

Donations will not be accepted until a family is found for her.

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Olive

Girl, born 2016
sweet baby!

Listed: Feb 2018

dyskinetic cerebral palsy
other specified retinal disorders
anemia
atrial septal defect

$72.00 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!

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Sierra

Girl, born 2015

spastic diplegia
Sequelae of subarachnoid haemorrhage
Epilepsy
Congenital malformation of optic disc
Hypoplasia and dysplasia of lung
Cardiomyopathy

Listed: Feb 2018

$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!

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Molly

Girl, born 2006

Listed: Feb 2018

Molly has cerebral palsy. She can sit independently for short periods of time. She has a feeding tube to supplement her nutrition and help her gain weight, but she continues to eat her meals by mouth. She likes self feeding with hand over hand support. She is potty-trained using a Rifton chair. She tries very hard to communicate using limited sign and speech. She has an eye gaze-controlled computer which allows her to communicate with others. Molly is laid back and content. She loves to be included and likes being silly and goofy. She is very intelligent but has a difficult time showing what she knows given her communication limitations. Knows her English alphabet and can read simple words. Can spell her name. Enjoys playing games (she is competitive) and listening to stories (she can recap the plots of simple stories by selecting images that correspond with the plot). Likes to color. Enjoys being social and playing with other kids, especially make believe (baby dolls are her favorite).

*** I am eligible for an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds. For more information, visit: Other Angels Older Child Grant ***

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Penny

Girl, born 2009

Penny appears to have a genetic syndrome – possibly Rubinstein-Taybi – but further genetic testing is required to confirm. It was also discovered in January 2016 that she is profoundly deaf. Left eye convergent strabismus, right eye dominant, wears glasses.

Listed: Feb 2018

Penny is a very joyful child who is known for her laughter and constant smile! She attends an onsite school where she is working on using picture cards to communicate and completing fine motor tasks. Penny learned how to crawl in October 2017 and crawls all around the house. She receives physical therapy 3-4 times a week and is currently pulling up into a tall kneel for several minutes at a time. Penny’s joints hyperextend and she wears leg braces when she bears weight. With her leg braces on she is currently standing up to 30 minutes at a time twice a day. When she bears weight she will attempt to take steps and would benefit from a gait trainer. Penny self feeds herself snacks and rice and is drinking from a sippy cup or open cup. She enjoys being around other children and adults and is bonded to her primary caregiver. Penny is an easygoing child who is loved by everyone who meets her!

$180.00 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!

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Ginger

Girl, born 2004

Listed: Feb 2018

Ginger has cerebral palsy and intellectual delay. She can walk independently but is a bit wobbly on unstable surfaces. When she has her glasses on she is more stable. She is adorable, friendly, and eager to learn and explore. She is non verbal. She can say a few words that are not very clear, however those who know her know what she is saying. She knows some signs such as water, eat, bathroom. She loves to be a helper to the teachers in her onsite special class. She can identify letters and numbers 1-10 by pointing to the correct answer. She knows her English alphabet in sign language and her colors. She is currently scribbling as she has difficulty holding the pencil. She is working on tasks in school like beading, using a pincer grasp, and developing her gross motor skills such as walking in a straight line.

*** I am eligible for an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds. For more information, visit: Other Angels Older Child Grant ***

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Eden

Girl, born 2014

Eden is completely blind and has profound hearing loss. She received bilateral cochlear implants and is responding to sound and making many new sounds, although not yet saying any words.

Listed: Feb 2018

Eden has delayed milestones as a result of having no visual or auditory input for so long, but we are excited to see how she progresses over the coming months. She attends an on-site preschool every morning. She can sometimes get overwhelmed by the new sounds she is hearing, and when she feels this way, she tries to take her speech processors off. Eden has some self-stimulating behaviors. She loves to splash in the water and is getting better and better at walking independently with her guide cane. She loves to swing and rock in her rocking horse. She loves to cuddle. She has started to take several steps on her own, and also while holding onto a push toy (pre guide cane) or her cane.

$10.80 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!

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Dinah

Girl, born 2008

Dinah has nystagmus, diplegic cerebral palsy, and speech delay (nonverbal). She can walk independently and can feed herself. She is becoming more independent and is currently working on dressing herself. Is not potty trained but could probably learn in a more stable
family environment.

Listed: Feb 2018

Dinah is giggly, likes to snuggle, sweet, content. Will play with toys, seek out preferred toys, and seek out preferred children to play beside. She has been working on using a simple voice-output communication system to greet the other children and choose between two toy options. She is social and gets very excited when surrounded by lots of people. She likes to do what the other children are doing. She can follow simple commands in English and can identify body parts by touching them when asked.

She shows ability to build strong attachments and follows her preferred caregiver and opens her arms for a hug. She loves to dance and immediately stands up and starts dancing when music comes on.

*** I am eligible for an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds. For more information, visit: Other Angels Older Child Grant ***

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Daylan

Boy, born 2007
quadriplegic spastic cerebral palsy; takes medication to control seizures

Listed: Feb 2018

Daylan is a social, happy, enthusiastic, intelligent boy who loves to play with toys, other kids, and adults. He is quite communicative despite speech challenges. He appropriately and spontaneously uses modified sign language for water, eat, more, and all done. He also communicates through vocalizations, facial expressions, and gesturing. Has a customized wheelchair. He independently rolls and scoots around on the floor. He can sit independently with back support and is working on sitting independently without support. He can walk with someone holding him at his arms and can stand holding the railing for short periods of time.

Daylan is a hard-worker and very motivated to participate in activities and perform as independently as possible. He attends onsite school 5 days a week and he loves to learn. He is a joyful, amazing kid. He has a great sense of humor and enjoys making others laugh by sticking out his tongue, tickling, and acting silly. He knows his colors and can point to the correct color when asked. He can identify numbers 1 to 10. He has a lot of potential to learn.

*** I am eligible for an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds. For more information, visit: Other Angels Older Child Grant ***

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Tabitha June

Girl, born 2010
PRC
Down syndrome and congenital heart defects- ASD and PDA, which she has since received surgery to correct

Listed: Feb 2018

Tabitha is a cute and quiet little girl!  Tabitha can speak short sentences and interacts well with her caretaker and her teacher. She gets along well with the other children and likes to help put the chairs in their place, collect notebooks, etc. She is independent in her care – able to eat, wash her hands, put on and take off her own clothes and shoes, etc. She is in the pre-school class at the Sunshine school at her orphanage. Tabitha recognizes the numbers 1-10 and can count to 5. She is not a picky eater and is a good sleeper. Tabitha likes playing with balls, scooters, toy cars, singing children’s songs, and reading books.

Tabitha is a high functioning young girl. She has no temper and is quiet and easygoing. She gets along well with other kids and can follow most commands. She is potty trained. She can feed herself, however, she needs some help to put on clothes. She can say words like, “ayi”, “jiejie”. She can learn and likes drawing. She can sing songs. Overall, she is an easygoing, high functioning child with Down Syndrome.

VIDEOS:
https://vimeo.com/maaspecialkids/maa-tabitha

https://vimeo.com/maaspecialkids/maa-tabitha2

https://vimeo.com/maaspecialkids/maa-tabitha3

There is a $1,500 agency grant for Tabitha’s adoption.

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  From May 15 through Dec 31, 2018, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

$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!

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Victoria

Girl, born 2004
Visual impairment (one side anophthalmia, other eye has microphthalmia and a coloboma). Minimal vision.  Mild developmental delay. Bright, giggly, vibrant young lady.

Listed: Feb 2018

Victoria would do well in a family without younger siblings. She is quite independent despite her low vision. She attends a rehab center where she gets private tutoring. She can read large print and reads and writes at a beginner level. She can do simple addition and subtraction facts in her head. She has a lot of energy and loves socializing, and simply needs constructive outlets for her energy. She is independent with her self care. She loves to color and dance.

She enjoys being the center of attention and moves around comfortably and independently. She loves playing games outdoors, walking in the park, dancing, art, and running around. She is able to communicate at a beginner level in English, and is fluent in her native language. She brings a lot of joy to her environment, and is often spotted with a smile on her face.

*** I am eligible for an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds. For more information, visit: Other Angels Older Child Grant ***

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Esther

Girl, born 2005
Mild cerebral palsy, monoplegia (only left hand affected), developmental and speech delay; seizure history

Listed: Feb 2018

Esther speaks her native language fluently and understands some English. Her sentences in both languages are not clear and she needs the support of a speech therapist. She is on medication to control seizures and is seizure free. She tends to have trouble concentrating and attending to conversation. Social skills are delayed but she is well liked by the other girls and plays nicely. She has memorized her alphabet and numbers 1 to 200. She is writing four letter words neatly. She thrives from having adult attention and asks desperately when her family is coming. She is learning appropriate boundaries with strangers and tends to request hugs from any adult.

Esther likes jumping on the trampoline, cuddling with caregivers, coloring, dancing and singing. Esther likes to be active with the other children in her house, but she also is comfortable entertaining herself with books and other quiet activities.

*** I am eligible for an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds. For more information, visit: Other Angels Older Child Grant ***

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Kristen

Girl, born 2017

disorder of the brain
cleft palate
congenital absence of hand and finger
optic atrophy
other lack of expected normal physiological development
ventricular septal defect

Listed: January 2018

$246.60 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!

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Paxon and Darnell

Boy, born 2012
Other disorders of the nervous system
Expressive language disorder
other disorder of psychological development
nonorganic enuresis
other congenital valgus deformity of feet
cardiomyopathy

 

Boy, born 2015
other specified disorder of central nervous system
other congenital valgus deformity of feet
ventral hernia
cardiomyopathy

The also have a brother born 2010

Listed: January 2018

$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!

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Sage

Boy, born 2007
He is missing one kidney (one kydney agenesia) and his other one is donor kydney.

Listed: January 2018

The boy is very smart, he has all the independent skills, he takes his medicine and wants to go to school with other children but he catches infectious diseases easily. Due to his condition he can’t have colds often. He has to do blood tests and other tests connected with kidney function monthly.

We need family for him asap because there is no medicine for his condition in his country.

*** I am eligible for an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds. For more information, visit: Other Angels Older Child Grant ***

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Jenny

Girl, 12.5 years old
PRC
Cerebral palsy, developmental delays

Listed: January 2018

Jenny is a hardworking child, as long as there is encouragement from caregivers, no matter how difficult a project or task is, she will try to complete it, but she sometimes needs to ask for help from the nannies. She couldn’t roll over when she first came but now through the efforts of her caregivers, she can crawl quickly if you let her go, and now she can go where she wants to be.

She is practicing crawling (with her elbows, not on fours) but she falls easily and rolls over. Jenny stands every day on a stand and does fine motor and daily knowledge (general knowledge).The nannies care about Jenny, probably because she is willing to interact with them. Jenny has a good sense of humor, and she can always find things that funny or fun. Jenny is learning to eat now. Her greatest difficulty is the tension of her arms, and her arms cannot reach very high.

Jenny loves to play new games and tries new activities. She can identify a lot of picture objects; airplane, pencil, animal, ladder, different person, and so on.  She can use pictures to choose or answer questions.

Jenny knows her colors, some shapes and many other things. She can express her feelings and but she seldom cries, unless she is sick. When she gets sick she will cry to tell you that she doesn’t want to do what she usually does every day.  Jenny will express happiness, excitement, anger, being full after eating, fear, un-comfortableness, hesitant, and willing/unwillingness and she will always find ways to let other people know what she wants.  Jenny’s nannies care for her very much and call her “Daughter” and their dream is to see her like a butterfly opening it’s wings to fly.

*** I am eligible for an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds. For more information, visit: Other Angels Older Child Grant ***

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Kassidy

November 2016

2014

Girl, born 2009
PRC
Blind, Anemia, declining health

Listed: January 2018

VERY URGENT! * 7 years old * blind * beautiful * her health is declining for unknown reasons *

“Meet Kassidy! She is such a beautiful little love. Her health has declined since her last official medical report and she really needs a family. Our team’s PT feels there is a possibility she could improve so much with the love of a family and access to good medical care.”

Report from April 2011 – A pretty great report for a 19 month old:
Kassidy is extroverted, active and restless, sometimes she is stubborn. She loves being cuddled by caregivers the most. Since she is smart and lovely, everyone loves her and hopes she could find a family of her own to enjoy a happy and lovely family life facilitating her healthy development. She is smart and is able to crawl, take steps while holding onto handrails, take steps with one hand held, imitate words, and speak 3-5 words. She uses thumbs and index fingers deftly and is able to pick up a pill with her thumbs and index fingers. She is a very cute baby with fair complexion. She is not a picky eater and eats every good we give her, therefore, she has a chubby face. She has a lovely mouth and she often sucks her fingers as if sucking a soother, which is very cute.

Report from November 2016 – From an advocate who met Kassidy: “Kassidy did not interact with environment or caregiver to determine personality. Maintained fetal position sleeping. Did move her face and arms in response to cold washcloth on face. We observed no noises. She has low muscle tone, hyporeflexia. No contractures noted. Can’t stand or walk. Appears to be failure to thrive. She overall demonstrates severe delays in all domains. She appears to have declined in general health per report of previous function.”

$207.90 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Emma

Girl, born 2009; Mild Mental Delay
Girl, born 2002 (sister)

Listed: April 25, 2016

Updated pics/info August 2016


Emma is going to be transferred into the school orphanage for mentally delayed children, and it is not the best place to anybody. The orphanage may keep her only till summer 2016, and then she will be transferred!

She is much educationally delayed. She is pretty friendly and calm. But her memory is not good, and it is hard for her to remember any rhymes or poems.

This girl needs a patient family who will love her and care of her. She deserves it!

$1,183.90 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Addison

Girl, born 2014
PRC
Epilepsy, delays

Listed: January 2018

Addison is a petite and precious three-year-old girl who loves to be cuddled. When Addison was younger, she could walk independently and she had good fine motor skills. She could take small things out a bottle, turn the pages of a book, and take off her own socks. Addison loved to wave hello and goodbye, clap her hands, and blow kisses. Her nanny adored her and often took her to play on the playground. Addison could speak simple words, such as mom and sister and she could understand the adult’s instruction. She was described as cooperative, active, full of expression, and adored. Addison was sometimes mischievous and would occasionally lose her temper, as any 2-3 year-old would. She enjoyed the rocking horse and playing with balls.

In April of 2016 she started having seizures and was sent to the hospital for treatment. She does have a CT scan in her file which was normal, but once Addison came back she was like a different child. She had stiff limbs and couldn’t walk or sit. She was able to make small guttural sounds and could visually track moving people. The orphanage decided to have her start rehabilitation training. Addison started receiving acupuncture and massage therapy and her muscular tension improved. She can now hold her head up when lying on her stomach and responds to toys that make sound. She knows her name and will look when called. She still makes good eye contact, but has less facial expressions than she used to. She now imitates making sounds and recognizes people. She is still attached to her favorite nanny and enjoys when the nanny spends time with her. She will cry when the nanny leaves. Her nanny spoon feeds her porridge and she often bites the soon tightly and sometimes has trouble swallowing.  The agency has received a recent update. This sweet little girl has been through so much without a family by here side. It is our hope that the perfect family for her comes forward and meets her where she’s at and helps her reach her fullest potential!

$5.62 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Lexie

Girl, born 2013
PRC
Blind

Listed: January 2018

January 2018 Written Update:   Lexie will be 5 years old in February. She has been attending preschool for 1 ½ years. She comes to school Monday-Friday from 8-4:30 pm.  For a little while she was in foster care organized by another nonprofit that works in her orphanage but for the last year she has been living in the orphanage. There are currently 9 children attending this school. Most of the other children came when they were older and have additional special needs. None of the other children are verbal and we believe this has affected her development as well. She doesn’t have any peers she can interact with. Even though the other children are older than her they are developmentally behind. She can speak in short sentences. She can make some requests and sometimes answer simple questions. In the last few weeks we have seen a change in her behaviors. She used to be a very happy little girl who played easily on her own or with teachers. She used to be able to follow commands and two step directions. She could sing along to songs. Now she seeks people out and wants to be with someone all the time. If they don’t respond right away she will start hitting herself indicating she needs someone to be with her and help her regulate. She is generally happier when she has a person with her. The teachers have had to assign her a teacher as her hands were becoming bruised and swollen. The teacher is worried about how the orphanage is affecting her and she has brought her out of the orphanage on weekends and she has never hit herself when they are together outside of the orphanage. They have a really sweet relationship and she is comforted by her when she is upset.

There is a $1,000 agency grant for Lexie’s adoption with her current agency. Other grants may be available based on the adoptive family’s circumstances. Agency grants are awarded as agency fee reductions.

The agency has videos available, too.

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Archer #

Boy: 2012

Listed: Jan, 2018

Diagnosis: Atypical Autism; Chronic suppurative otitis media; Chronic rhinitis; Reduction of hearing;
Delays in psychomotor skills development.

Archer is  living in an Eastern European baby home. Short, smiling and calm, Archer’s main diagnosis is atypical childhood autism.  He does not speak, but he pronounces sounds and syllables, and he performs stereotypical movements. Archer loves to be alone, and her prefers angles, areas near the window, mirror or door.

Physically well-developed, Archer’s height and weight are normal for his age. He walks by himself, improving his balance. He also climbs, going up and down stairs held by a hand. He can easily open doors.

Archer eats with a spoon, drinks from a cup and goes to sleep by himself. He is not potty trained.  Archer makes short-term contacts with the children he knows by touching them with a hand or pulling their clothes gently.   He prefers to play with music toys that have buttons, which he pushes to release the music by himself.

B/c we only have his file for a short time, donations will not be accepted until a family is found for him.

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LEIA

Girl, born 2009
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD

Beautiful Leia! This sweet little lady has grown and developed well over the years.

Listed:  Dec 2017

Leia is a friendly girl, eagerly greeting those she knows. She does have some wariness among strangers, though. She has good self-care skills, including feeding herself and washing her hands. She helps with simple chores, and also speaks in sentences. Her favorite thing to do is draw. Staff reports that she has a great capacity to learn. At her facility, Leia receives therapy for language and motor skills twice daily.

UPDATE: April 2016
Leia is a pretty girl who was very eager to come play when our staff visited in April 2016; she hovered nearby while they talked with other children trying to patiently wait her turn! She is diagnosed with Down syndrome, and they learned from staff that she had surgery for a heart murmur in 2014. They observed nystagmus but the caregivers report it doesn’t seem to affect her vision in daily life. She also has some facial paralysis on her left side, but this was already the case when she came to the orphanage so they don’t know the cause. She was very focused when playing with the toys, and quickly figured out the stacking cups. She did fairly well on the shape sorter, though sometimes she had to try a few times to find the right match. She needed to be looking directly at the lid with the shape holes (straight on) in order to use it. She receives lessons at the orphanage, and is able to point to some colors when asked, but can’t yet count. She tries to put words together in sentences, though her speech isn’t clear. She gets along well with other kids, and loves to hold the babies!

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  From May 15 through Dec 31, 2018, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

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

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Sidney #

Age: 2015

Diagnosis: Low birth weight, Cerebral Palsy, Deafness

Listed: Dec. 2017

Sidney is 2 ½ years old and resides in Eastern Europe. Her current diagnoses include low weight at birth (3rd degree); Post-hemorrhagic hydrocephalus; VPA; Infantile cerebral palsy (spastic quadric paresis); Deafness in the left ear and highly reduced hearing in the right ear; Delay in the neuro-psychological development.

          Sidney is very active!  She moves around by turning or pushing herself. She does not have good leg support when placed in a walker. She reaches out to toys, grabs them and manipulates with them for long periods of time. She purposefully hits the toy on a hard surface.

          Sidney has a good emotional state. She initiates contact with adults and is happy when seeing familiar people enter the room. She pronounces continuous combinations of sounds.  Sidney falls asleep easily and her sleep is peaceful. The child is calm when bathed or dressed/undressed. She is fed by an adult, but she is picky!

        B/c we have her file for a short time, donations will not be accepted until a family is found for her.

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Caryn #

Girl: 2012

Diagnosis: Cerebral Palsy

Caryn is a cute  little girl who is living in a baby home in Eastern Europe.

Listed: December 2017

Most of the time, Caryn is calm, especially when she is in the playroom. When somebody pays attention to her, she laughs loudly. Caryn totally depends on the care of others. She sleeps peacefully and stays calm when getting dressed and bathing. She has cerebral palsy and needs specific care, though she has no severe deficit in terms of physical activity.

From a teacher who works with her: This little blind girl is progressing so well, but she is so scared. Can you imagine to be in a world where at any given moment you could get pinched, pushed over, knocked down, hair pulled, eyes poked. I don’t blame her, especially when there are so many other special needs children around her and so few staff and no family love and care. But inspite of all of this she is a fighter and a giggler.

B/c we only have her file for a short time, donations will not be accepted until a family is found for her.

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Griffin #

Boy: 2012

Griffin is diagnosed with global developmental delays, atypical autism, Strabismus, Asthma and Celiac disease.

Listed: December 2017

Griffin is a boy who loves playing hide-and-seek. He hides behind the door, and when he is found, he laughs and stamps his feet. Griffin lives with a foster family in Eastern Europe.

In addition to hide-and-seek, Griffin is interested in musical animations and copies the actors’ movements. He is physically well developed. He has good coordination of his hands and feet, walks without falling, and can run, as well. Griffin has no problem climbing up and down stairs when holding an adult or the railing.

He can play with cubes by putting them in and taking them out of a cup, but he has some problems manipulating smaller objects. His asthma is well managed by medication. Griffin eats well and sleeps calmly and quietly.

Griffin cannot eat and dress by himself yet, but he does try.

B/c we only have his file for a short time, donations will not be accepted until a family is found for him.

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Margaret #

Girl: 2016

Diagnosis: Cerebral Palsy, epilepsy

Listed: December 2017

Margaret was born with some complications and has been diagnosed with Spastic Cerebral Palsy, Strabismus and Epilepsy. She had to receive help when eating, and she continues to use a G-tube at the moment when she eats.

Margaret is a warm and cuddly little girl. Almost 2-years-old, Margaret knows how to charm her caregivers, and she receives lots of attention. She is currently living in a baby home in Eastern Europe.

Margaret was born with some complications. She had to receive help when eating, and she continues to use a G-tube at the moment when she eats.

Music and musical toys make Margaret very happy, which she expresses by smiling and making baby sounds. Margaret has global delays and receives support and intervention from specialists in the orphanage.

 

B/c we only have her file for a short time, donations will not be able to be accepted until a family is found for her

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Allison #

Girl: 2008

Diagnosis: Developmental Delay, Speech Delay

Allison is a beautiful, giggly  girl who lives with a foster family in Eastern Europe.

Listed: December 2017

Allison is an active child. She runs, jumps, catches a ball with two hands or kicks it with a leg, and climbs and descends stairs with the support of a railing. Allison likes to connect with others, is interested in other children, and includes them in her games. She enjoys playing with dolls and likes to show others all her toys.

Allison enjoys the extra attention she receives from her foster parents.

Allison is physically healthy. She is eating well, and her weight and height are catching up with the standards for her age. She has some developmental delays that her caregivers attribute to early neglect and lack of stimulation. Allison has difficulty pronouncing some words, and her learning is below the norm for her age. She was in first grade last school year, and the foster family said she loves to go to school.

B/c we only have her file for a short time, donations will not be accepted until a family is found for her.

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DeeDee

Girl, born 2014

HIV
renal hypoplasia – unilateral
spastic diplegic cerebral palsy

DeeDee has such beautiful eyes!

Listed: December 2017

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

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Gabriel

gabriel1Boy, born 2012
spina bifida (had surgery) urine and rectal incontinence

Gabriel can sit down by himself and he can walk.

Listed: December 2017

Gabriel was unavailable for a while due to paperwork issues, but that’s all cleared up, and he’s available for adoption!

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

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Ernie and Johnny (L)

Ernie:  2003

Ernie wants to be adopted and wants to live in a family with his brother Johnny. He attends a special school for children with speech developmental problems. His educational success is at the average level. Ernie lives at the school and every other weekend he comes home to the child the care institution. At the child care home, he gets along very well with staff members as well as with children. Other children like him very much. He communicates easily, is friendly and sincere. During free time he likes to get into sports. He participates in the athletic activities. Ernie needs intensive speech therapy and special education teacher‘s services.

 

 

 

 

 Johnny: boy  2005

Johnny attends a special needs school with speech therapy. He is diagnosed with special educational needs and incapability due to an intellectual disorder and he has specific speech development due to an intellectual disorder. He has difficulty understanding time, does not work independently and has difficulty concentrating. At the care home, Johnny has good relationships with other children and he tries to follow the rules. Johnny behavior depends on his emotional state and mood. Sometimes he has anger attacks and usually when his wishes or requests are not appropriate. His hygiene skills are minimal. He needs an ongoing reminding and control. During the free time Johnny likes to play with computer and table games.

 

 

The biological mother has a mild mental disability and behavior disorder which requires attention and treatment. She is abusing alcohol and the children were left without care.

Listed: December 2017

*** I am eligible for an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds.  For more information, visit: Other Angels Older Child Grant ***