Girl, born January 2014
Born prematurely in severe asphyxia. RDS, congenital pneumonia, bronchopulmonary dysplasia – pneumonia, apnea, anemia, premature, IVH, sepsis MRCNS, retinopathy of prematurity, patent foramen ovale. Underwent laser photocoagulation treatment of ROP in both eyes. Currently, her vision and hearing are good. Suspected allergies. Delayed psychomotor development, abnormal muscle tone throughout the body. Followed by steady progress in development.
Girl, born May 2011
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.
Girl, born 2011
Fibrosing alveolitis (kidneys pathology)
Other interstitial pulmonary diseases with fibrosis
She received hormone therapy, this is why she has sodden features. She does not receive it any more.
Girl, born October 2011
Good general condition. Neglected teeth. Slight developmental delay resulting from environmental negligence. Housed in a standard discordant age child development. Exhibits self-injurious and aggressive behavior.
Girl, born July 2009
Good general condition. Neglected teeth. The average intellectual abilities. Post-traumatic dissociative disorders. Currently symptoms persist structural dissociation. Less often manifests aggressive behavior. Suppressed were hysterical and nervous reactions.
Girl, born September 2014
After birth she had respiratory failure, respiratory distress syndrome, underwent congenital pneumonia, jaundice, found intrauterine fetal infection, ASD II (congenital heart disease). Observation in the FAS. Cysts found in both compartments of the brain, anemia. Has recommended a neurological consultation. Reduced muscle tension. Good general condition.
Girl, born 2010
Moebius Syndrome, neurofibromatosis, and psychomotor development delay.
Calliope has Moebius Syndrome. She has a below average IQ, and a slight psychomotor developmental delay as well as a speech development delay and a growth development delay. Her social maturity age is 3 years and 2 months. Generally, she is an active child that loves to learn. Her health is stable. She is practically independent and gets involved in what is going on around her without much difficulty.
Girl, born August 2011
Hope is a precious little girl who is 3 years old. She has been waiting, and hoping, for the right family. Hope has CP, which affects her left hand, and lower legs, according to her medical report (March 2014) . She is a very happy little girl, who enjoys listening to music, and being around her friends. The agency received updated video done after ger medical report and it appears her overall condition has worsened. We do not know the reason for this, but we know for certain she needs the love and support of a family to help her reach her full potential. Hope needs you…please consider this sweet little girl.
Girl, born July 2011
Congenital heart defect; hip, knee and foot issues
Amelinda is a beautiful little girl! She came into care when she was a few months old, and was found to have a CHD (VSD and mild hypertension), dislocation of her right hip, varus deformities of her knees, club feet, posterior angulation of the sacral bone, and osteomalacia (could be lack of vitamin D). As scary as all that sounds, this precious little one will not be stopped! She crawls, walks with one hand held (as of 2013), and loves to play with the other kids.
Amelinda is sweet, happy and a very loving litle girl. She needs a family who will love and cherish her in return!
Girl, born November 2011
prematurity, posible CP, delays
Mary Beth is a sweet and cuddly little girl who is 3 years old. She was a premature baby, and was diagnosed with laryngeal cartilage dysplasia. Mary Beth has been healthy, but her muscular tension is high. She is unable to sit, crawl, or hold anything in her hands. Mary Beth is not speaking, and does not often respond to those talking to her. When she is upset, a long hug and cuddle will calm her. She has many delays. We do not know what the future holds for this sweet little one, but with a loving family and therapies, she will be able to reach her full potential. Mary Beth needs a family soon.
Girl, born July 2011
Post op congenital heart defect; Post op cleft lip/cleft palate; microphthalmia of left eye
Delia is a quiet, timid girl, who so needs a family to bring her out of her shell! When agency staff visited her orphanage last year, she quickly became engaged in the toys they brought out, stacking blocks into a very tall tower and giggling when it toppled over! Her motor skills are normal, she is able to walk well on her own, run, jump, and go up and down stairs while holding the railing, even though sometimes she’s afraid of heights. Her language is delayed as it’s difficult for her to speak clearly due to an unrepaired cleft lip and palate, but she understands caregivers instructions, and is able to express her needs. She can feed herself and put on her own shoes, but needs help getting dressed. An introverted little girl, she can be shy sometimes, but is very close with her caregivers and likes to be held. She gets along well with other children, but is also able to play independently. When she sees other children are crying she’ll go over and pat them gently to comfort them, and helps the caregivers with chores like picking up garbage. Her favorite toys are stuffed animals, and she especially enjoys playing outdoors and dancing to music. She had a surgery for her heart condition in October 2012; she recovered well from surgery and rarely gets sick. One of her eyes is smaller and has poor vision, but the vision in her other eye is normal.
Delia was just part of a Cleft repair program and just had her cleft surgery in April of 2015.
Girl, born August 2013
limb difference, sinus tract in lumbosacral region, developmental delay
Precious 1.5 year old Evita is diagnosed with deformed limbs, sinus tract in lumbosacral region, developmental delay. At the age of 7-9 months, Evita could roll over and began to pay attention to the environment around her. Between 10 and 12 months, she could sit alone and crawl. She also learned how to cruise furniture around this time as well. Her motion development is limited due to her limb deformity. She was smiling at 2 months and using her eyes to seek the source of a sound and to follow moving objects at 3-4 months of age. She started making sounds like bababa between 5-7 months and responded when called between 8 and 10 months. At one she would make good eye contact with toys, her caregivers, and visitors. She can now copy adults to do things such as waving goodbye. Evita had a right clubbed foot repaired in May 2014. Evita very much enjoys playing with other children and playing with age-appropriate toys. Evita is a beautiful little girl who desperately needs to know the love a forever family! Could your family be the family Evita has been waiting for?
Girl, born 2010
disorder of the brain, unspecified; mild intellectual disabilities; strabismus; Osteochondrodysplasia with defects of growth of tubular bones and spine; Moderate protein-calorie malnutrition
Girl, born 2011
Kidneys dysplasia, chronic pyelonephritis, partial atrophy of optic nerves, secondary cardiomyopathy, crossed eyes, after-effects of brain injury.
She is bedridden.
Girl, born May 2013
possible corneal leukoma, some delays in development
Zoey is a beautiful little one who will turn 2 years old in May! She is a very quiet and peaceful little girl, who enjoys listening to stories. When she first arrived at the orphanage, her general health was poor. Now, the nannies have both plumped her up, and with therapy, have increased her muscle tone and balance. Zoey has been diagnosed with a possible corneal leukoma which affects the her vision. It appears she may also have strabismus in one or both eyes. Zoey is a very sweet and precious little girl who needs a family.
Girl, born April 2011
Left peripheral facial paralysis, bilateral hearing disorder, post-op Congenital heart defect
Ramona, born April 2011, is an active little girl who loves to play with other children. She has significant hearing loss in both ears and doesn’t speak, but expresses herself with sounds when she’s happy or when she can’t solve a problem. Caregivers report she’s very clever, and understands directions with motions. When looking at a picture book, she’ll point at a picture of a girl, then at herself, and also imitates the facial expressions and actions of children in the pictures. At two years her motor skills were a bit behind, but after several months of training she caught up to the other kids her age and no longer needs therapy. As of a year ago, Ramona could walk on her own, climb stairs holding a railing, stand on one foot for several seconds, and kick a ball. Her fine motor skills are also good; she could eat with a spoon, build a tower of eight blocks, turn pages in a book, and scribble with a pen. When Ramona came to the orphanage at eight months old, she had a scar from heart surgery, and an ultrasound shows no further abnormality. The left side of her face was paralyzed when she was admitted, so the cause is unknown.
Girl, born June 2011
Emerlyse is a sweet little girl who is 3 years old. She has no vision, and really needs a family. Emerlyse’s update from last fall said she was not walking unassisted, but would easily walk holding someone’s hand. She had not been trained to feed herself, but they were working on toilet training at that time. Emerlyse’s earlier photos show a bubbly, happy, and engaging little one. Her more recent photos show a different little girl…quiet, reserved, and a bit sad. Hopefully, they caught her on a bad day, but she most definitely needs attention and love. Emerlyse needs a family who will work with her, love her, and treasure her. And she needs them soon. We would love to see her smile again!
Girl, born March 2011
club feet, dislocated hip, some delays
Hallie Anne is a precious little girl who recently turned 4 years old. She has club feet, which are being treated with corrective shoes. Hallie Anne also had a diagnosis of dislocated hip, and a heart murmur was detected with no intervention mentioned in her report. There is the often-used diagnosis of “brain paralysis” in her file. Hallie Anne lives with a foster family, and, considering her hip and feet issues, was developing well as of the file date (late 2013) She was walking with one hand held, loved to play hide and seek, and if she was thirsty, would locate her water bottle. Hallie Anne loves to play with other children, and warms up to strangers after a short while. Hallie Anne will certainly benefit from some physical therapy, and the love of her own family!
Girl, 17 months old
Cerebral palsy and temporal lobe epilepsy
Sweet Jubilee is doing well. She has cerebral palsy and is on medication to control her seizures. Jubilee was a severely malnourished baby when we first met her, but she has gained weight well and is now a chubby little lady. Jubilee cannot sit up or roll over on her own, but she is receiving therapy to help increase her strength. She loves to stare at faces and responds really well to touch; if she is crying, she is easily soothed by being held. Only recently has Jubilee started to smile and laugh, and it is adorable. Sometimes, she will do this in response to being tickled, but over the past couple of weeks, we have seen her smile come out even more easily. Often a simple greeting or quick cuddle are enough to bring out Jubilee’s smile and it is sure to brighten your day.
Girl, born Nov 2009
Epilepsy, left cross-eye
*** This child has significant facial features of FAS (fetal alcohol syndrome). This is a cautionary disclosure to better prepare our potential adoptive families. Families considering this child should research the challenges that can come with this condition. You can learn more about FAS here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fetal_alcohol_syndrome and post to our Facebook group to ask other adoptive parents about the challenges and blessings of children with FAS. ***
Boy, born 2011
Specific disorders of mental development, possible Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
Boy, born 2013 (wearing blue socks-pink shorts)
No special needs
Girl, born 2010 (wearing dress)
Microcephaly, low paraparesis
hydrocephalus (internal hydrocephalus as a result of suffered meningitis); spastic tetraparesis; prematurity; retinopathy of prematurity; collapse of lungs; prenatal infection;
heart disease: open arterial duct (condition after surgery on August 10, 2011), open oval window, anomalous chord of the left heart ventricle
Look at that white-blond hair! So pretty! Donna desperately needs a mama.
Girl, age: 2 external hydrocephalus, delayed development Saleena walks while holding one finger of another person. She will interact with musical toys. She pronounces random sounds (da-da, ba-ba, etc). She eats soft foods from a spoon. Photos and video from March 2015 are available through the agency.
Girl, Born 2010
syndactyly of hands and feet, steeple tower head, psychological and motor delay, Congenital heart defect (patent foramen ovale, secondary defect of interatrial septum)
We are so glad to finally be able to relist Mandy! She was born with multiple skeletal anomalies, including fused/webbed hands.
The girl is smiling, laughing. She reaches for toys. She walks in baby-jumper. Doctors consider that surgery may help to separate her fingers on the hands. They give a positive prognosis regarding her mental development. More photos are available.
As a cautionary disclosure, Mandy does appear to have Apert syndrome.
This region typically waives the 10 day waiting period for children with special needs.
Girl, born July 2009
Microcephaly, spastic tetraparesis
Oh, isn’t she lovely?
Aura Lee is doing very well. She knows her nannies, smiles at familiar adults. She can sit down and stand up with help. She does not have mental delays.
Aura Lee has features consistent with FAS (fetal alcohol syndrome). This is not a diagnosis, but a cautionary disclosure.
Aura has developing speech — she can make separate sounds, and will repeat after an adult.
Sweet Maisie was born in April of 2012 and has been diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy.
Maisie is a sensitive child who likes looking at the world around her as well as listening to music and watching cartoons. She reaches for toys and tries to babble. Maisie can roll from stomach to back and vice versa. She cannot sit unassisted, but has some head control and tries to pull to a stand against stable support.
Maisie is responsive to her caregivers and appears to understand everything they say to her. She recognizes familiar adults and loves to be held.
Update April 2015: Specific reasons are unknown, but Maisie’s condition seems to be deteriorating. She needs the love of a family as well as appropriate medical care and therapies quickly.
Girl, born 2013
Congenital malformation of the central nervous system, symptomatic epilepsy, atactic syndrome, tetraparesis, porencephalia
Girl, born April 2009
Generally healthy. Wears glasses. Intellectual development in a normal range. She has a very large vocabulary. The disturbed emotional development – social. Suspected harassment through a father.
Boy, born February 2011
Skin allergies. EEG abnormalities were detected. Behavioral and emotional disorders. Suspicion of harassment. Observed behavior imitating sexual behavior. Has very well developed verbal skills, expressed with lightness. Has a large vocabulary.
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.
Girl, born 2010
Everleigh is paraplegic due to Myelomeningocele.
Everleigh is a communicative child who knows what she likes and dislikes. She responds to gestures of affection.
Girl, born Feb 2010
Athena is a sweet little girl who has been diagnosed with congenital cleft palate and a slightly dilated ventricular system.
Athena is an active child who likes riding on the wood horse in the institute. She likes playing with toys and rattles and her favorite toy is the toy bee. Athena likes communicating and playing with her caregivers. She likes to crawl and receive hugs too.
Athena is a delicate little one who will be 5 years old in February. She came into care when she was about 5 months old and was found to have a cleft palate (no cleft lip), pneumonia, and lots of insect bites. Athena’s main file is almost 3 years old, although there is a brief update and photos from last September. Athena has some slight dilation of the ventricular system, per her medical. As of 4 months ago, she could crawl, and stand with assistance, but could not stand or walk without help. Her palate has not been repaired, thus her speech is very delayed. Athena is active, and enjoys riding the rocking horse. She has favorite toys, and delights in getting them before the other kids! They do not know the cause of Athena’s motor delays, but we do know she needs a loving family and good medical care. Athena is a very loving little girl, who asks for hugs. Are you her family?
Girl, born August 2009
Esotropia and amblyopia of right eye; slow motor reflex
Gorgeous 5.5 year old Isabelle is waiting for her forever family to find her! Isabelle is listed as having esotropia and weak sight of the right eye. Esotropia is a form of strabismus, or “squint,” in which one or both eyes turns inward. Isabelle is also diagnosed as having slow motor reflexes. She had a CT scan done and it came back clean-no abnormal findings. Isabelle’s file is outdated (from Dec. 2013). Isabelle likes to giggle, play games, and imitate what others are doing. She likes watching TV and cries if she is not allowed. She loves her foster mother and those she sees on a regular basis. She is not afraid of strangers. She speaks very little. She says “po-po” (Grandma), “ma-ma” (mother) and “ba-ba” (father). She follows directions very well. If you ask her to point to a certain body part, she will do that. She is very wobbly on her feet and cannot really stand up without a helping hand. She leans on her foster mother a lot, but she was observed to be able to walk flat footed. She is clearly adorable, but may need a family who is open to significant delays and to some unknowns.
Girl, born Feb 2011
Down syndrome, Cleft Palate, bilateral ear deformity, growth delays, developmental delay
Tesia has a diagnosis of Down Syndrome, but a prospective family needs to be open to the possibility of a different medical diagnosis as Tesia exhibits many characteristics of children who have been diagnosed with Treacher Collins, although TC is not mentioned specifically in her record.
Tesia was found abandoned at around 10 days old. She is a timid, shy and quiet little girl who likes to play with toys especially balls, sand and slides. Tesia is able to walk and is reported to be toilet trained. She can search for the source of a sound and can make sounds on her own, but did not use words as of the report date. Tesia likes to be cuddled and spoken to. She is waiting for a family of her own who can snuggle with her as they tell her “I love you!”
From an April 2015 UPDATE: Tesia can walk, run and go up and down the stairs. She can dress herself and goes to the bathroom on her own. She goes to the special education class in the SWI. She likes to go to school and gets along well with other classmates. As of today, Tesia is very active with quick responses and more speech. However, she speaks in a low voice. She has a strong ability to imitate and follows the teachers to do exercises. After class, she will play on the swings with her favorite friend. She will cry when she is blamed for wrong doings. When she sees the other kids cry, she will comfort them by patting them on the back. Tesia loves to play in the ball pits and on the trampoline. She likes someone to play with her and talk to her.
Girl, born December 2009
File lists Symphysodactylia (not mentioned in the file, but she is thought to have Apert Syndrome)
Mikayla is a five year old full of personality and energy. This little lady knows what she wants and loves to have her photo taken and likes to use money to buy things by herself. She is described as active and outgoing and always has a smile ready for anyone around, just in case they might have a camera. She also likes dogs and playing outdoors.
Between 7-9 months she mastered crawling, could make single syllable sound like dad and mom, reach out for objects, and knew when her name was called. During her 10-12 months she could stand by herself then learned to walk alone for a few steps, she was also able to wave bye-bye, point to an object she wanted, sneak open a cabinet to find something she wanted and throw it playfully.
By two she could walk on her own and began to feed herself with a spoon. She was trying more independent tasks like taking off her shoes and socks and going to the toilet by herself. She also began to speak some simple words. Growing more independent at 3 years old, she likes to mimic the adults by helping to sweep the floors and can go upstairs and downstairs.
Mikayla lives in a loving and encouraging English speaking foster family with her little foster brother (Milo) with whom she is very close and adores. It would be wonderful if she and Milo could be adopted together as the brother and sister they have come to be!
Girl, age: 2
Diagnosis: CP, neonatal exposure to drugs and Hep C
Sabrina is currently receiving therapy and treatment for CP. In videos taken in Feb 2015, she is moving her arms and legs, reaching for a ball and rolling it, sitting up and focusing on toys. She makes noises, but does not yet have any words. Her birth history includes information that her mother is a recovering drug addict that is taking methadone. The birth mother also has Hepatitis C. Sabrina is tested every 6 months and at this time, there is no indication of active Hep C. A CT of her head shows normal brain structure.
Photos and videos from Feb 2015 are available through the agency.
Girl, born, March 2010
Cerebral palsy, optic atrophy, developmental delays
Ohh, I love her little pouf of hair, what a lovely little girl.
Not sure how much vision she has.
From a family who met her in early 2014:
She needs out! She is skeletal and looks to be in very poor condition. Neveah just cries and cries if you get near her. Also, she appeared to be heavily sedated. She had a toy tied to her wrist/hand, and her hands were bound to not scratch herself. So, so sad.
Girl, 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!
Girl, born 2010
Other reduction deformities of brain, Moderate mental delays, Valgus deformity, Hypermetropia, Convergent concomitant strabismus, Umbilical hernia with obstruction, without gangrene
From the orphanage: The girl needs a family asap. She is a kind child surviving with no parents. She requires much individual care because her educational ability is very low. In her orphanage she does not follow instructions; her vocabulary is very poor; she is severe speech delayed. She does not like to play with other children in her orphanage, she is on her own. She wants more attention than her caregivers are able to provide her with.
Girl, born December 2011
Infantile cerebral palsy – a figure bilateral spastic hemiplegia. Dysmorphic syndrome. 13q microdeletion syndrome. Malformations of CNS. Noticeable profound developmental disorders functions necessary for communication. In development, there are significant delays in cognitive, verbal and mobility. Psychomotor development is improving.
Girl, born December 2013
Distal urethral acidosis. Nephrocalcinosis. Hearing loss on both sides. Heart defect. Hypotrophy. Slightly delayed psychomotor development. Reduced muscle tension.
Girl, born April 2013
paralysis of lower limbs and abnormal development of sacral vertebrae
Meet adorable 1.5 year old Maisy! The agency’s guide has met Maisy and said that her legs have no feeling. She is a very sweet girl and is well bonded with her foster parents. She smiles a lot! Maisy can recognize people well and will not let strangers hold her. She likes watching TV, especially cartoons. She could crawl with the support of her arms. Maisy is a peaceful, quiet and cute girl. Her spine lacks some bones. She will eventually need to be in wheelchair, but other than that, the rest of her development is normal. Maisy is still young so it is hard to tell if she will be incontinent.
From her file: She is lovely, introverted, and afraid of strangers. She is quiet and occasionally obstinate. She can wave her hands if happy and she likes music. She can sit, crawl and turn over. She can grasp toys with her hands and can make sound of “yiyi, yaya.” She smiles when she sees her foster mom and cries when she sees strangers. She does not want to be cuddled by strangers and tracks her foster mom all the time with her eyes. If she sees her foster mom taking her bag to go out to buy vegetables, she will want to go with her. She is serious and smiles at you if teased occasionally. She likes when her foster mom takes her outdoors to play. She is curious with everything outside and will come to the foster mom if she sees strangers. She can dance with her hands and feet when she is excited.
Sibling group of 4 children
Lia, girl, born April 2007
Lia has age appropriate mental development. Lia has difficulty concentrating; she is slow to respond to commands, gives the impression that she does not understand.
Jo, girl, born November 2009
Jo has delayed psychomotor development. She has dysmorphic traits; She has a hearing impairment/hearing loss; defect of vision; and delayed speech development. Her social development is age appropriate.
Sy, boy, born October 2010
Good general condition, with normal mental development. Sy does currently have some stuttering.
Abe, boy, born February 2012
Abe has good general health and development.
Girl, born March 2014
Maddie is a sweet little girl who has developmental delays. She has not been diagnosed with anything particular, but she does appear to have cerebral palsy of some degree. She prefers to keep her head tilted to one side and tends to be very stiff, however she does great at tummy time and will lift her head up to look around. Maddie also loves to be held and can easily be soothed when you pick her up for some cuddles. Maddie does have a lot of muscle spasms, but it is currently unclear whether this is seizure activity. Despite her delays, Maddie is very observant of her environment; she can often be seen looking at those around her and she has gotten good at tracking people and objects with her eyes. Maddie cannot yet sit up on her own, but when put in a crawling position, she will often move her legs forward like she is trying to crawl. She also bears weight on her legs when put in a standing position. Maddie is an easy going baby, except sometimes at meal time when she does not want to eat, and she is very loved by her nannies. One particular nanny has a special love for Maddie. She says that Maddie reminds her of one of her sister’s kids, so she pays special attention to her. This nanny was very excited when we gave Maddie a new chair to help her keep her head straight; she even thanked us with a hug and a kiss. She was also very happy to learn therapy techniques to help Maddie and has been using these regularly.
Girl, born March 2011
Addisyn is an adorable little girl who came into care when she was 2 years old, and was found to be thin, with little strength in her hands and feet. With the care of her nannies, she gained some weight, and soon was in good health. They noticed she was able to stand and walk a bit with assistance, but not on her own. A CT of her brain showed no abnormalities. As of her report (in October 2013), she was still walking only with assistance. They assumed at that time that her intelligence was not equal to her peers. In an update from 2/2015 Addisyn is not talking and still unable to walk unassisted. They estimate her physical and cognitive development at about the level of a 15 month old child. Addie is a sweet and loving little girl, who always wants to join in with the other kids in play. The agency has several photos and video of this precious girl. She needs a family to help her reach her full potential.
Olivia was born prematurely in November 2013 and has been diagnosed with hydrocephalus, spina bifida, liquorrhea, paralysis of the lower limbs, and malformations of the feet. She received a shunt in early infancy.
Olivia is able to track with her eyes, has some head control, can roll over with help, but does not yet sit without support. The movement in Olivia’s arms and hands is not restricted and she actively reaches for, holds and manipulates objects. Her caretakers describe her as an attentive girl who understands what they say to her and babbles a lot.
Head circumference in September 2014: 43.8 cm
Weight in September 2014: 6.2 kg
Height in September 2014: 63 cm
Additional information, photos and video available directly from the agency. Married couples only due to court appointed guardian.
From a family who met her in March 2015: What a gem! This little girl is such a doll with the biggest, most beautiful eyes. She is very alert and babbles. Olivia enjoys attention, even dropping her toy and whining so that someone would pay attention to her. Olivia appears to have good control of her arms and can sit up.
Layla was born in May 2010 and has been diagnosed with medication phetopathy, acrocephaly, lower jaw agenesis, ankyloblepharon, a congenital foot and hip malformation, and low set ears. Layla is small for her age and her development is delayed. She may need further medical diagnostics and possible genetic counseling.
Layla is a sweet girl who can walk independently and understands what is said to her as well as follows instructions. Layla speaks and answers questions though her speech is a bit unclear. She can recite small nursery rhymes and likes to dance. We believe that Layla is living with a foster family with whom she has formed strong emotional bonds.
Additional information, including photos and video, available directly from the agency.
Girl, born August 2009
Love the grin on this little love!
Jessica has congenital brain malformation. She has a heart defect: stenosis of the pulmonary artery, and an atrial septal defect.
She has vision issues (listed as optic atrophy and also nystagmus). She is listed as anemic and malnourished.
Families should be aware that her medical history says FAS (fetal alcohol syndrome), as well.
MORE PHOTOS AVAILABLE. Married couples only, travel required, larger families ok.
Girl, turning 5 in less than 2 months (Let’s find her a family before her birthday and this to be her last birthday as an orphan!)
Special needs: Spina bifida (in a condition after surgery shortly after birth), hydrocephalus, polymalformative syndrome, lower limb flaccid paraplegia, congenital dislocation of the left hip joint, dysplasia of both hip joints.
The child has not had a shunt installed for the hydrocephalus since the hydrocephalus is stationed and the neurosurgeons’ opinion is that the girl does not need a shunt at this point. The child’s head circumference is 49 cm, which is within the norm for her age and gender.
This girl is in a satisfactory general condition and has satisfactory physical development. The skills she has acquired indicate a good course of development: she follows different verbal instructions and understands adults’ speech. The child eats independently with a spoon. She expresses her wishes, interests and needs using sentences. The girl is a positive and joyful child who likes interacting with both adults and children. She adapts easily to a new environment and daily routine. The girl enjoys playing with different toys and learning new things.
Bernadette is a 4 year old girl who has hydrocephalus (shunt installed), infantile cerebral palsy, hypotrophy, strabismus, significantly delayed physical and neuropsychological development.
She has recently started making attempts to crawl; turns from back to belly; remains seated when provided with support; produces random sounds; stops crying when she receives individual attention; rejoices when involved in interactions with adults.
Girl, born Aug 2010
She can laugh aloud. She waves her head when happy. She grasps little toys with left hand and put them into her mouth to bite them. She can sit alone for a short time. She looks around when someone speaks to her.
Fern has a good physical state, has balanced nutrition, has a routine life every day, good living habits but is choosy about food.
From an adoptive parent who saw her in April 2014:
Let me start by saying my heart broke for this little one. She is unable to sit up or feed herself. She cannot walk. She was brought to me in the crib. She smiled when I spoke to her and she grabbed my hand when I placed mine in hers. She laughed when we tickled her and she seemed to enjoy my attention. The nannies say she can smile and laugh when tickled. She can chew and swallow food. She has a familiar caretaker and smiles when she is with her. She is described as a very content child. She is easy going.
Note: Fern’s updated file pictures do show her sitting up, although she may be supported by leaning on the wall in one picture. She desperately needs a family who can get her out of the crib and into therapy so she can be all that she can be!
Girl, born May 2014
Laina has delayed psychomotor development and hypertonia. She has significant hearing loss in her left ear, with almost no reaction; her right ear has normal hearing. Laina has slightly dysmorphic facial features. She has a congenital heart defect –Patent ductus arteriosus.
With these diagnoses, it’s possible that Laina has Down syndrome, although it’s not diagnosed in the information the agency currently has.
Girl, born November 2011
Post-op cleft lip and palate; unsteady gait
3 year old Jonie is diagnosed with post-op cleft lip and palate and an unsteady gait (she was not quite walking at the time her file was prepared). Jonie loves to be held and would talk non-stop whenever someone held her. In fact, if she wasn’t the first one held, she would cry loudly in her crib. Smart girl knew how to get someone’s attention! When learning how to stand, she would laugh happily. Her favorite thing to do is to play outside. Jonie loved watching the children swing and her eyes were full of curiosity. When in the playroom, she always looked for her favorite toys and would sometimes get upset when she didn’t get her favorite toy. A hug from the aunties cheered her up! In March 2013, she had her cleft lip and palate surgery. It took her a little time to warm back up once she came back from surgery, but it wasn’t long and she was walking around and talking a lot again. Jonie loves going on the swing- the higher she goes, the happier she will be, often not wanting to stop. Jonie is an active, clever, lively, and lovely child in need of a forever family!
Girl, born October 2009
Ava is an adorable 5 year old girl. She has very limited vision, but she doesn’t let that slow her down. Despite her limited vision, Ava is confidently walking. She can see things near, but often does need help with things. She enjoys listening to music. After listening to a song a couple times, she is ready to sing along. Ava needs a loving a supportive family that will help her learn and grow.
Girl, born August 2009
Cassie is a beautiful little girl who is 5 years old. She was found by a family when she was about 7 months old. They took her home and kept her until she was about 17 months old, then took her to the police station. Cassie was found to have cerebral palsy. She had a difficult time at the orphanage when she first arrived. She kept calling for her “neinei” (grandmother) and was inconsolable. After a bit, she warmed to the nannies and the other children. Through therapy, Cassie’s muscles are less tight, and she is able to crawl, sit alone, and can stand with assistance. She can speak (though not as well as her peers), and uses some sign language. Cassie can count, and has a good memory. She likes to sing, and loves to play with dolls! Reading about her progress with therapy at the orphanage, imagine what could happen with formal therapy once she is home! Sweet Cassie is waiting for a family. Please bring her home soon!
Girl, born 2010
Congenital heart defect: Ventricular septal defect, Atrial septal defect; Convergent concomitant strabismus; Mental and physiological delays; Acquired deformity of chest and rib
Girl, born February 2010
Colette is a delightful girl who is almost 5 years old. Her social communication and fine motor skills are both on target for a 4 year old child. Her self care and cognition are on a 3 year old level, with her gross motor skills on a 1 year old level. Her CP affects her legs; she can walk using walls, furniture , and her walker. For long distances, she needs a wheelchair. Colette has the potential to make progress with her balance and mobility. Colette is a quick learner, and is considered to be a clever child. She is very sweet and affectionate. Colette’s fine motor skills are good. She can undress herself without help. Her caretakers report she can also dress herself. She can eat with a spoon. Colette is able to use the toilet, though she may require some help in cleaning afterwards. Colette is continent during the day, but may use a pull up at night for urine. Her bowel control is no problem. Colette enjoys wearing new clothes and is known to admire herself in the mirror.This little girl is so sweet, and so loving and so ready for a family of her own!
Girl, born January 2011
Brynn is a very sweet and outgoing child. She is in her orphanage’s rehabilitation training for her cerebral palsy. She is now able to stand with the help of objects and can take some steps and go up and down stairs with support. Brynn can stand on her tiptoes. She can grab foods to eat on her own, but she cannot eat on her own using a bowl, spoon or chopsticks. She has good recognition abilities, and is very close to her nannies. Brynn cannot dress herself on her own. She likes to imitate adults, but cannot say complete sentences. She likes to go to class, and like to build with blocks and scribble. Brynn is not able to draw circles. Be the voice and help Brynn find a family!
Girl, born 2010
Congenital malformation syndromes due to Fetal alcohol syndrome, Other pervasive developmental disorders, Lack of expected normal physiological development, Iron deficiency anemia, Cardiomyopathy, unspecified
Available for adoption in spring 2015
Note: Ruby has a healthy sibling brother, who is *NOT* adoptable for adoption, due to his paperwork. A family who commits to Ruby should be prepared for a possible delay in country, due to “separation” of siblings.
Girl, born July 2009
Amblyopia (both eyes); congenital nystagmus (both eyes)
Annabelle is a beautiful little girl. Her caregivers report that she is blind, but can see some light and objects. She will giggle and smile when a camera flash goes off, so it does appear that she can see light. Annabelle’s development is delayed, but from caregiver reports, she spends most of her time in a crib or in one area. So it is quite possible that some of her delays are from institutionalization.
From an update in late 2012, Annabelle is able to sit and stand with support and can play while on her stomach. She is a quiet child who does not communicate much. She may need to have her hearing checked. She has never seen an eye doctor. Annabelle needs a family who can get her in to see medical specialists. Are you the family who can giver her the attention she needs and deserves so she can blossom and reach her full potential?
March 2014 update–
Annabelle shows delays and can only see light. She is very outgoing and enjoys playing with kids and adults. In a current video, she can be seen standing up as well as trying to repeat a few words. Annabelle loves hugs!
Girl, born July 2010
Cerebral palsy (low muscle tension)
Rona is a ray of sunshine! She is a little shy and timid, but is very friendly to those she is familiar with. She likes to play with toys, especially rag dolls. Rona underwent rehabilitation for her cerebral palsy and she can now walk on her own! She is steadily growing to taking care of herself and the nannies are proud of her progress. We hope Rona finds her home soon!
CP and Tetralogy of Fallot (heart condition)
Sweet Jenny is waiting for you! She is almost 3 years old, with brown hair and brown eyes. She was born with cerebral palsy and a heart condition, for which she has already had surgery. She is not able to sit on her own, and will greatly benefit from a loving family, medical care and therapy! If she is not adopted, she will remain bedridden for life.
More photos available. Married couples only. Large families and older parents welcome.
Girl, born July 2012
Hydrocephalus, bilateral blindness, developmental delays
Gigi is sweet little girl who has excellent hearing abilities! She can kneel on both knees and sit on her own. Gigi responds to her own name, and whenever she hears music, she get really excited and laughs! She loves to play with others. We hope Gigi finds her forever family!
Kendall just turned 2 years old. Although she is a quiet girl, she is close to her caretakers. Her left eye has corneal degeneration and she is missing her right eye. She also still has trouble with her hearing and it has made it hard for her to keep up with the other kids her age. She can stand up on her own but needs a little help walking around.
She is really good at recognizing the voice of familiar people and when she hear musics, she likes to dance around. She is ready and waiting to dance into her families heart.
Girl, born July 2010
Impaired intelligence, motor and speech
Anah is a little love bug! She loves being held when she is sad and is easily comforted. Anah loves to eat! She is not picky and will eat any and all foods. She likes to watch TV and listen to music. Anah’s motor development is lacking. She is only able to sit on her bed and she cannot stand. Her language abilities are also rather lacking and she is unable to talk. We hope a family will open their hearts to little Anah!
Girl, born August 2009
Spina bifida – Congenital malformation of the central nervous system, myeloradiculomeningocele with rachischisis of lumbar spine; internal hydrocephalus, low paraplegia
Lovely Lanora needs a mama to let her beautiful hair grow out!
Large families welcome, married couples only.
Girl, 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.
Girl, born May 2011
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.
Diagnosis: Arnold-Chiari syndrome; hydrocephalus (shunt installed); spina bifida aperta-surgically repaired; stabismus; frequent bladder infections that are being treated
UPDATE: “She is turning two in February. She speaks her first words and loves any attention she can get. She had surgical correction of her spine and a shunt installed to reduce fluid on her brain.” “Recently the shunt that keeps her from having too much fluid on her brain failed and she underwent surgery again. The sweet baby who sought contact is now avoiding eye contact. While her physical issues have been met her emotional needs are suffering.”
became clear that following the revision of her VP shunt at the end of 2013, there are some negative effects on her vision and possibly her hearing. She does not fixate her eyes or follow a moving object with her eyes anymore. Her condition as of now will have to be further clarified.
She is not speaking, does not tolerate even being touched without screaming, has ZERO reaction to sound and no indication that she has any vision (doesn’t track objects moving in front of her face or even blink). We only have a very short video clip of her that is current, but the little girl in the photo you have posted and the info at the top of her report is sadly no longer the same child that is available for adoption. I desperately want to see this little one find a family, but her needs should be very clearly listed upfront.
Photos and videos are available, along with detailed medical reports.
Girl, born October 2012
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?
Girl, born May 2011
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
Girl, born Nov 2009
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.
Girl, born Oct 2011
Blind (retinal glioblastoma; secondary retinal detachment; glaucoma; left eyeball after enucleation)
Holland has delayed development. When admitted, she was 4 months old. At that time, she could make the sound of “gugu” if being teased and could hold your fingers if you touched her hand. At the age of 8 months, she could turn over and sit alone, hold the milk bottle to drink milk, and jump if you held her arms. At the age of 1 year, she could crawl forward and backward, knew her name, and could respond if you called her name. At the age of 1.5 years, she could walk with holding hands, imitate speaking, and could understand simple language. Now she can walk alone, can speak simple sentences. Her cognitive ability is not good due to her visual impairment. She likes toys with sound. Holland is quiet, lovely, shy, and sometimes likes toys and music. She likes playing games with familiar people and can smile when happy. Under careful care of everyone, she is growing up healthily and happily. She has built stable and close relationships with the nurturers.
Girl, born August 2009
After-effects of viral encephalitis in the form of microcephaly, movement disorders syndrome (cerebral palsy syndrome), epileptic syndrome of residual genesis, secondary hypothalamic syndrome, loop of thermal control
Brinli has pretty eyes, and such lovely long fingers. She desperately needs a family to save her from a life spent lying in a crib.
Large families welcome, married couples only. Travel required.
Girl, born March 2010
Anal atresia, limb diferences(hands and feet) ear deformity
4 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?
Girl, Born February 2010
WONDERFUL new photo of Miss Priss!
updated medical: congenital malformations of her spinal cord/musculoskeletal system/eye/hip, lactose intolerance, nephritis, diverticulum of bladder, mental delays
From her caregivers: communicative; adequate reactions. Character: cheerful, active, friendly, communicative, likes to play with different toys.
Update Nov 18, 2014:
Priscilla is doing very well. She is a kind of shying but a smart girl. She understands everything but her speech ability is not understandable to me as she is very quiet. She has survived her blood issues she had few years ago.
She will be 5 years old in February 2015, and it would be great if a family will be ready to adopt her by that time. She really needs a family asap because her intellectual potential may be lost due to nobody really cares of her mental development and IQ in the orphanage. They care of her general health condition pretty good though.
More photos available. Priscilla may be available with Louis.
Diagnosis: microcephaly, mental delays
Brenda has delays in her development. She walks, runs, climbs stairs independently. She is able to thread larger rings, to pull circle out of the tray, to fill and empty box, to turn the pages of a book with thick covers, to arrange a tower of 2-10 cubes, arranges puzzles. She prefers to play by herself. Her speech is delayed, though she does respond to her name. She feeds herself with a spoon and drinks from a cup.
Girl, 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.
Girl, born May 2011
Siezures; other undiagnosed issues
Lollie is learning how to sit; when you put her in a sitting position, she can now sit for several seconds. She has an epileptic syndrome and is on medication for seizures, but has not had any seizures since being admitted to our care. She has a vision impairment, but with glasses is able to see much more of her world. Lollie is nonverbal, but she will make contented noises to express herself.
Update Jan 2015:
Lollie is an absolute princess who loves getting special attention from her caregivers and friends. She responds to voices and physical touch, often with a smile or contented noise. She is learning how to sit up on her own and is often put into a tripod position to practice. Even though she often keeps her head down while doing this, she can stay in this position for several seconds. She usually gets to practice sitting while her nannies do her hair – they will help her sit against their legs while they put the intricate braids in place. Lollie has an epileptic syndrome and is on medication for seizures, but rarely has any episodes that last more than a few seconds. She has a vision impairment, but with glasses is able to see much more of her world. Lollie seems to respond better to people that she knows; when she first meets someone, it often takes her a few days to warm up to them and begin to smile in response to their attention.
Girl, born October 2012
Judy is a sweet little girl. She appears to have some delays, possibly cerebral palsy, and does not currently have much muscle control. She cannot hold her head independently, but her control is improving. She cannot roll over, but can roll to her side. As her nutrition level increases, we are hopeful that this will improve. Judy loves to interact with those around her and will eagerly watch you until you pay attention to her. She has a great giggle and a precious laugh and is completely adorable!
Update Jan 2015:
Judy is a beautiful little girl. She appears to have some delays, likely cerebral palsy, and currently has limited muscle control. Although unable to do so for long amounts of time, Judy has made great strides in her ability to hold her head up. Her general core strength is also improving and when her trunk is somewhat supported, she can stay in an upright position for quite awhile. Judy does not roll over, but easily turns her head from side to side to observe the world around her. She always keeps a close eye on her nanny and will watch her from across the room. Judy seems very aware of familiar people and will often smile at those she sees. If she is not happy, she is quick to bring out her pouty lip. Judy will cry to be held and stops immediately if you pick her up. She is a petite little girl who has struggled with weight gain, but we are supplementing her diet with high calorie foods and she is starting to gain a little weight. She has also had a few periods of illness with a fever, but has not had any recent issues. Judy has a smile and a giggle that make many fall in love with her. Even though she cannot talk, her eyes and facial expressions communicate volumes!
Girl, born Sept 2011
Cleft lip / cleft palate, Cerebral Palsy
Rose is 2 years old and she loves to smile! She has a cleft lip and palate and Cerebral Palsy (CP). Her CP makes it hard for her body to move so right now she cannot sit or stand on her own. It can also be hard for her to talk with her cleft lip and palate. Rose loves when her caretakers go outside with her, and she loves when they call her name. Rose laughs and smiles at people when they talk to her, and especially when they play bells. She can roll over, hold her own toys, and hold her head up like a champ!
Susie was born prematurely at 27 weeks gestation in June 2011. She has been diagnosed with multiple malformations of the brain, including agenesis of the corpus callosum, porencephaly, hydrocephaly, and hematomas. A catheter and shunt have been placed to allow fluids to drain from Susie’s brain. Susie has epilepsy, is blind, has no head control, and has significant developmental delays, but she reacts when someone speaks to her and loves music. Additional photos and reports are available upon request from the agency.
Please note: Married couples are given preference due to child’s court appointed guardian in this case.
Girl, born 2012
CP, dual hemiplegia
Judith cannot walk or sit independently. But she shows interest in toys and reacts to speech addressed to her.
Girl, born November 2009
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 the agency 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.
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.
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.
Girl, Dec 2009
Congenital brain malformation (corpus collosum agenesia), spastic tetraparesis, epileptic syndrome, optic nerves atrophy, equinovarus, condition after exudative pericarditis, hypotrophy, deficiency anemia, mental retardation, convalescent bronchial pneumonia.
Girl, born July 2011
left eye ptosis, atrophy- retinoblastoma
Cate is just over 2 years old. The doctors believes she has ptosis, left eye atrophy, and possible retinoblastoma of her right eye. She hasn’t received any treatments for her eyes.
Cate can keep up with the kids her age. She can walk around and knows exactly what toys to pick out of the toy box. She knows how to talk and get along with others, but is very shy and prefers to stay quiet around strangers.
Girl, born August 2009
Intellectual delays, possible cerebral palsy, possible autism
Lizzi Belle was first thought to have Down syndrome, but that was not the case. However, she has very severe intellectual delays, possible CP, and possibly autism. Lizzi Belle cannot speak, cannot walk, is not toilet trained, and according to the nannies…”unable to communicate with the outside world”. A family for Lizzi must be willing to love her unconditionally, and care for her needs for many, many years to come. It is impossible to say what the future holds for Lizzi Belle, but it will certainly be brighter with a family to love her! This photo is an older photo, but the agency has a new video to share.
Anna has no sensation in her lower limbs but her upper limbs has full range of movement. She can sit independently but cannot walk. She has no sensation regarding toileting. Her mental and language development is all age appropriate according to her update completed December 2013. Her foster mother says that she is active and gentle. She listens well but will cry when her foster mom leaves. Her foster mother says that as long as she tells Anna that she will be back and when she will be back that she will quiet down and accept that her foster mom is leaving. Anna is a beautiful girl that longs for a family to call her own.
For interested families, the agency has 2 videos of Anna and an update from December 2013.
Anna would greatly benefit from treatment and therapies at a children’s hospital like Shriner’s in the US. This little girl would have a bright future with the love and care of a family.
Girl, age: 2
Diagnosis: unrepaired cleft lip and palate, repaired clubbed foot, heart condition
Ryleigh has been through multiple medical procedures in her young life. She was born with a serious heart condition that resulted in pulmonary hypertension. She had surgery to repair her heart. Results of the surgery indicate “bending of the pulmonary artery and ligature of persisting arterial canal”. She was born with a clubbed foot, which was repaired through casting and bracing. Her cleft lip and palate has not yet been repaired.
Ryleigh has delays in her development. She can sit up and stands while in a walker. She makes eye contact, follows moving objects and turns her head to respond to her name. She drinks from a bottle and is fed with a spoon.
Photos and videos are available through the agency.
Girl, born July 2011
congenital adrenal cortical hyperplasia , post-op sensitive special need
Precious Peyton is an extroverted child, who gets along well with other children and who is not shy with strangers. She’s very curious and loves to explore new toys. She can walk, jump, and go up and down stairs independently. Her fine motor skills are good- she can put a block in and out of a cup, open a lid, and build a tower of four blocks. Her pronunciation isn’t always clear, but is loud. When her nannies give her simple instructions, she understands and obeys. She knows the names of the other children in her group. She’s in a pre-school like setting at her orphanage, where she is learning to draw and sing children’s songs. Peyton has been diagnosed with congenital adrenal cortical hyperplasia (CAH) and she has had surgery for another sensitive need. Peyton started taking medication for CAH when she was just one month old.
Peyton has been met by a number of people who adore her. Those who have met her said she is so loving and sweet and that she is doing well developmentally. They say she has a funny personality and makes everyone laugh. She laughs a lot too and sweetly gives kisses. She loves to scribble on paper. She likes toys and playing with the stacking cups.
Diagnosis: Persisting neurological problems – short term daily seizures – up to 10-15 daily; Suspected Laurence-Moon-Bardet-Biedle Syndrome; Rudiments of 6th fingers of the palms; Bottom extremities – clynobraquidactilia (2nd and 4th toe, bilaterally).Hypertrophy of the left cardiac chamber; Brain disorder (hypoplasia of the forehead and temporal segments); Delay in the neuro-psychical development.
Shyla lives in a foster home and attends daycare each day. She has well developed gross motor skills and talks in 3 word phrases. She can answer simple questions, recognizes herself in the mirror, knows the function of basic household items like the telephone and hairbrush, responds to her name, explores her environment appropriately and has bonded well with her foster mother.
Photos and videos from May 2015 are available from the agency.
Girl, born July 2013
Congenital heart defect-ASD, microcephaly, developmental delays
Lovable Liberty is diagnosed as having refractive amblyopia (it is suggested she wear glasses), CHD-ASD, microcephaly, and mental delay. In December of 2014, Liberty joined a foster family. At the age of 19 months, she couldn’t talk, but was making the sounds yi and ah. Her foster mom said she can understand some words and she does make eye contact. Liberty is active and can quickly change positions from sitting to standing. She can walk independently. She likes playing at home and can carry a small bucket or stool when walking. Liberty likes to smile and she loves playing with her foster dad. She will pat his face to tease him. She is described as very hospitable. When visitors come, she will be a little shy at first and hide behind her foster parents. After a while, she will warm up and will laugh when being teased by the guests. She can stamp her feet in excitement and screech happily when she sees her foster mom coming back into the house after being outdoors.
From an update 5/2015- Liberty is still not talking yet, but she can understand what adults say. She is happy. Liberty can wave goodbye and she canwalk by herself. If she falls down, she can stand back up andwalk on her own. Liberty likes playing with other kids. She is in the hospital for her heart surgery right now.
Girl, born 2010
Localization-related (focal)(partial) symptomatic epilepsy and epileptic syndromes with simple partial seizures, Unspecified mental delays, myopia
after stroke syndrome, lack of coordination of muscle movements
Very friendly and sweet!
Girl, born December 2009
Marietta is a beautiful little girl who is 5 years old! She came into care when she was almost 1 year old, and was found to have a deformity of her spine, with paralysis of her legs. Marietta has bowel control, but no bladder control at this time. Marietta has excellent fine motor skills, and her speech is also very good. She is a smart little girl, who enjoys learning. She has a very sweet soul, and often shows compassion for others. Marietta uses a wheelchair to get around. This precious little girl wants to have a family of her own.
2 year old girl
Harmony is blind (congenital eye anomalies – severe hypoplasia of the eye orbits, the optic nerves and the optic chiasm) and has congenital anomaly syndrome affecting mainly the facial area, agenesis of the corpus callosum; colpocephaly; delayed motor development. She is in a satisfactory general condition.
She rejoices when interacting with adults; produces syllables by imitation and also uses a couple of words; plays with toys for a long time; laughs when jested; smiles when caressed; differentiates between different tones of voice; feels comfortable both in children’s and adults’ company.
Girl, born 2012
Congenital anomalies syndrome affecting mainly the facial area, blind
Calli is trying to take a sitting position independently. She remains standing with an adult’s help but would not stand for a long time. She would hold a toy that has been handed to her by an adult. She examines objects by touching them with her fingers and palms.
Calli vocalizes and laughs aloud. She produces syllables by imitation. She feels comfortable both in children’s and adults’ company.
Calli is fed with a spoon by an adult. She drinks from a cup with an adult’s help. She needs constant supervision and assistance due to her blindness.
If the child is raised in a stimulating family environment, this would give her the opportunity to develop further her potential for psychological and physical development.
Girl, born June 2012
Global developmental delay. Very poor speech development. Neurodevelopmental disorders: cognitive, language, motor, emotional, observation towards the overall development of the disorder. The low level of visual perception. Decreased levels of auditory function. There is a disturbance in the field of small and large motor skills.