Boy, born December 2013
Down syndrome, Congenital heart defect
Precious Rubin is diagnosed as having down syndrome and CHD- ASD. At the age of 1 year, after receiving rehabilitation treatment, Rubin could go from lying on his stomach to sitting without help. He could also crawl at that time. As of January 2015, he was babbling and could move a toy from one hand to another. Rubin knows his name and reacts when he is called. He likes to giggle when he is playing or when he is happy. Rubin is described as active and lovely. He loves to cuddle and snuggle with his caretakers. He likes to play with other children and listen to and wave his hands happily to music. Could you be the lucky family who gets to snuggle and cuddle with this cutie?
Boy, August 2013
Down syndrome, possible hearing loss (does respond to sound)
Spencer is an adorable little guy who is 17 months old. He came into care when he was about 5 months old, malnourished and weak. Spencer was found to have Down syndrome, and after a few months in the orphanage, he was placed with a foster family. When he was 11 months old, he weighed 13.7 pounds. Spencer has the expected delays that can accompany Down syndrome. His malnutrition may have set him back a bit more. Spencer may have some degree of hearing loss, however he does respond to sound and was babbling when he was 11 months old. He likes toys with sound, and enjoys music. Spencer is a sweet baby boy, who needs a family, and therapies to help him grow and develop.
Boy, born March 2014
Vinn was born prematurely. He has been diagnosed with a Congenital heart defect (VSD + ASD II) – for which he had surgery in June 2014. He has been diagnosed with “Monkey furrows on his hands” – which we refer to as “palmer creases.” Vinn also has delayed psychomotor development in the lower end of the wide standards. Impaired development of gross motor skills, especially in the legs.
Vinn’s file did not state he has Down syndrome, but it is very possible he does, with all of these characteristics.
Boy, born November 2013
Down syndrome and strabismus
This precious peanut is Tadd! Tadd has Down syndrome and he may need glasses once home due to having strabismus or a lazy eye. He cannot talk, but he can makes sounds. He is very happy when listening to and dancing to music. He understands the caretaker’s words, such as “good boy” and “so cute” and he can smile at the caretaker when hearing such words. Tadd has a ready smile and is an energetic and active baby. He wants to be the first to eat- if the caretaker feeds others first, he will cry loudly. Tadd likes to imitate and will sometimes imitate a singing and dancing show on TV. He cannot walk independently yet, but he can walk around his a walker. He likes to play with the other children and with all kinds of toys. Sometimes he will sit quietly and watch the caretaker, but his favorite thing to do is to play peek-a-boo with the caretakers. His caretakers all like him very much!
5/18/2015 update: Tadd cannot talk yet. He is a happy child. When the nanny takes him for a bath or plays with him, he smiles a lot. Tadd can stand up by holding the crib rail. He can crawl to catch toys. He can move around in the walker. When eating, Tadd will move to the nanny for food in a walker.
Down syndrome, Cleft lip / cleft palate, rickets, additional chord of the left heart ventricle, carrier of Hep. C antibodies
UPDATE NOV 2014: Hep C blood test is negative
So glad to have a new pic, isn’t he darling!? What a sweetheart!
Boy, born June 2014
From Obert’s December 2014 file:
Obert is calm and quiet. He likes being cuddled by his caregiver and being close to her. As of December, he was not sitting or crawling, but he was receiving therapy to help him learn how to do those things. Obert likes listening to music and musical toys. He can sometimes move his hands and feet along to the rhythm. He sleeps soundly and likes sleeping in his crib. He has a regular diet and a good appetite.
Boy, born March 2014
Down syndrome, congenital heart defect (PDA and PFO)
Willy is an adorable baby boy who was born in March 2014. He was found to have Down syndrome, and a heart defect ( both of which have not required treatment, to the agency’s knowledge.) Willy’s CT done when he was 1 month old, showed possible signs of HIE however, he has had no seizures or other indications. Willy is a sweet, lovable baby boy who needs a family full of hugs, laughter, and the ability to give him the early intervention he will need in order to reach his full potential. This little one is precious. Your family will indeed be blessed to have him!
Boy, born 2014
Little Hugh is just a year old. His nannies say he is just about on target developmentally. Hugh’s potential can be unlimited, if only he can have a family to love him. Can your family be the lucky one for Hugh?
Boy, born 2013
Down syndrome, post-op CHD
Beauchamp is 21 months old and the only thing that could make him happier is a family of his own. Beauchamp had a little heart problem, but that has been corrected. Now he is thriving and learning. He can turn over and can sit by holding something. He loves listening to music and gets his body moving to the rhythm.
Boy, born October 2013
Link is barely 1! He has Down syndrome. He has great eye contact and can reach for things. Link likes to look at the colorful pictures and colorful toys. He can change from prone to supine position, and can keep his arms straight for a while, and can grasp toys for a while. He has good living habits. Link is lovely and close to nurturer mom. Link can raise his head if lying on his abdomen, can search for sound source, can track moving toys. He likes music, eating, plush toys and balls. From agency staff who met and interacted with Lincoln in September- “He is so sweet! He kept looking into my eyes and just melted my heart!”
Boy, born 2013
Down syndrome, HIV, disorder of brain, atopic dermatitis, torticollis, atrial septic defect, biliary tract issue
Sweet baby boy!
Hopefully we’ll get a new picture soon.
Boy, born January 2014
Down syndrome, congenital heart defect
Fall in love with snuggly little Derrick. Derrick is 9 months old and was abandoned at a baby safe haven when he was three months old; shortly after he was diagnosed with CHD and Down’s Syndrome. Derrick is a charming little baby who can roll over on his own. He loves to interact with his caregivers and shake toys that rattle. Derrick’s caregivers tell us that he is good at following people with his eyes and locating sounds around the room. He is an enthusiastic eater and sleeps well. Derrick needs a family who will cherish him and advocate for him as he grows and makes his way in the world. Could Derrick be the son your family has been waiting for?
Boy, born July 2013
Lucian is a cute baby boy with Down Syndrome. He had a heart condition when staff visited the orphanage in February, but it has since closed on its own. An active little boy, he has good head control, though he’s not quite stable sitting on his own. Lucian loves playing with blocks and rattles, and smiles when caregivers tease him. Currently he babbles, and can express whether he is happy or unhappy with noises.
Boy, born January 2013
Davis is an absolutely adorable little guy who is 2 years old! He came into care when he was about 9 months old. He was found to have Down syndrome, with no heart issues. Davis has very good fine motor skills. He is able to crawl, and stand and walk with assistance. He can go up stairs with assistance. Davis has good receptive speech, and is able to imitate. He “talks” to himself while he is playing! Davis is in an orphanage where he is receiving lots of love and attention. He is ready for a family of his own, and the orphanage staff is very eager to see him placed with a loving family. Davis will be such a sweet addition to your family! Video is available!
Boy, born November 2014
Jude is a contented little baby who recently joined us here. He is interactive and loves to play. Jude is quick to reach for toys and grasp fingers. He is great at tracking people and does fairly well with his bottle and feeding. Jude loves to make silly noises with his mouth and is starting to show off his smile. Jude’s core strength is already improving; he has a Bumbo seat that he loves to sit in and we are working with him to be able to sit up independently. Jude first learned to roll from his tummy to his back and is now working on rolling from his back to his tummy. While laying on his tummy, Jude can hold his head and shoulders up. While laying on his back, he loves to play with his hands and feet. He is a great sleeper and generally sleeps through the night, although he does not always take consistent naps.
From a family who visited him in July 2015: “already crawling, standing, he’s smart, and speaking at least 10 words. He’s in the care of an amazing foster family which is a blessing because he is bonded and this will help his future attachments. He is active and strong! ”
Initial profile info: Elijah is rolling over, making sounds in an effort to mimic speech, playing peek-a-boo, reaching for toys and trying to play with them. He interacts with his care givers through facial expressions, sounds and gestures. He recognizes familiar people. He has no other health issues other than Down syndrome. He eats and sleeps well.