Eloise was born in October 2006 and has Down Syndrome as well as strabismus.
Eloise can walk independently and uses the bathroom with help. She drinks unassisted from an open cup, but needs a hand when eating. Eloise is non-verbal at this time, but makes herself heard with gestures and understands simple instructions. She attends a homeschool program at her orphanage.
Additional information, including video, available upon request directly from the agency.
Girl, born April 2009
Tallulah is adorable, spunky, and about as sweet as she can be! She has been in care since she was about 5 months old. Tallulah has Down syndrome; her medical mentions a CHD that has been “cured”, but there is no other report of it, and they never mention it again.
Tallulah is incredibly flexible…a gymnastics instructor will love her! She is cheerful, loves to play (outside is her favorite place to be), and hide-and-seek is her favorite game. They report she has an adventurous spirit! Her report is over a year old…but we know she has only become sweeter, and more adorable! Tallulah needs a family to love her and be with her on all her adventures!
The agency has a video available.
Update May 2015: She is potty trained and can take care of herself. She speaks two or three words phrases now. But she understands everything. She understands what others are talking about and she can follow instructions.
She is attending special education preschool in the orphanage. In the special education class, she learns life common sense and children songs, poems, counting, drawing, etc. Her motor skills are as good as healthy children. She is flexible, active and lovely. She likes to dance. She always dance with television when there is a dance show. Her body is very flexible. She can run and jump. She is extroverted, she’s happy most of time. She’s been living group life here in the orphanage always. She gets along well with other children and caretakers. Although her language is not so good, she understands others well.
She likes to build blocks and play with beautiful Barbie dolls. She also likes to dress up beautiful dress or outfits. There is another Down Syndrome child in the pictures (Bruno). They came to the orphanage about the same time and have grown up together. They are very close. They both are extroverted, active and cute!
Girl, born Feb 2007
Down syndrome, congenital heart disease and hypothyroidism. Mental delays.
Report dated 2010
Kimberley is predominantly cheerful. In the orphanage the girl is described as a sociable, smiling, loving, quiet girls, who enjoys being with other persons. Her sleep is normal. She enjoys eating pretty food, so the orphanage gives her vegetables, eggs, iron, etc.. However, they still give her vitamins and avoid foods with lactose.
Her communication is usually through gestures, cries and guttural sounds. General gross motor and fine motor delays, common for a child with Down syndrome.
She participates in group activities and plays in partnership with other children. She is cautious with strangers but she adjusts quickly to their presence.
Girl, born May 2009
Eden is very happy and everyone gets along well with her. She is very close to her foster parents, and her favorite toys are dolls. She likes to sing and dance. Her file says that because of her ds she has slowed physical and intellectual development. She can use simple double syllable words like papa, mama, ah, yes, etc. At the end of the first part of her report: “We hope that she will live happy every day and her life is safe.”
Eden can go upstairs and downstairs without help, and jump off of the floor with both feet. She is imitating drawing crosses. She knows “big” and “small”. Eden can wash hands without help.
Eden is an adorable little girl who recently turned 5 years old! She came to the orphanage when she was just a few months old, and was found to have Down syndrome. Eden’s overall development has been good. She is living with a foster family within the orphanage along with 5 other children. Eden is very out-going, active, playful, and lovable. Her favorite cartoon is “Pleasant Sheep”, and she will sing and dance in front of the TV. Eden’s receptive speech is good, but her expressive speech is slow to develop. She can say some words, but is not yet able to make a short sentence. Eden is a loving little girl who needs a family!
Girl, born April 2007
Clarabelle is a sweet girl diagnosed with Down syndrome. She likes to draw, and her artwork is said to be very abstract. Caregivers say she is considered to have an introverted personality, but she plays exceptionally well with other children. Though she is not in school, the orphanage reports that they are teaching her using “play learning.” Her heart sounded normal to a doctor visiting with our staff. Clarabelle can feed herself, and helps caregivers with basic tasks like picking up trash.
The agency has a $4000 grant available!
Girl, born March 2009
Dollie is a little girl who has a very strong ability to adapt. When she had just entered the institute, she would look left and right in the room and turn back and forth. She would run up to other little children and say, “en ah.” When she saw curious things, she would say, “ohhhh.”
She is very well-mannered. When she’s eating, she will sit down on a stool and then use a spoon to feed herself one mouthful at a time; it’s very sweet. After she’s finished eating, she will take her bowl and give it to the nannies and then will happily smile at them. When she’s doing outdoor activities with other little children, she will hold their hands. She will help little children go up and down platforms.
She dances happily to the rhythm of music. She can put on her clothes and she can help the weaker children take off their clothes. Each time she does something successfully, she will always give a thumbs-up to the nannies and say, “great, great!” She is quite a likeable child!
Prudence is gentle, likes quiet places, and is a little shy with strangers. She gets along well with other children. She understands speech very well, and is speaking, but not clearly. She does speak enough to get her needs met.
She has difficulties swallowing, and eats harder foods (like crackers) slowly. She does have a heart defect, and tires when standing or walking for a longer period of time. She also frequently has colds or fevers, but no serious illnesses.
Girl, born December 2008
Sweet Lianna was sadly abandoned at the age of 3 years. Upon entering the institution Lianna was not able to talk and this has not improved since. It is stated that Lianna likes class and helping the aunties.
Lianna could really benefit from a loving forever home that is able to see all her potential and be able to love her for exactly who she is.
Girl, born Aug 2006
Down syndrome, CHD (post-op)
Genevieve is a sweet little girl who is 7 years old. She came into care when she was almost 3 years old, and has lived in the orphanage since that day. Genevieve has Down syndrome, and has had surgery to repair the VSD with which she was born. She is HepB positive. She is a delightful little girl, who loves to sing! She can care for her own needs, and is helpful to the nannies. Genevieve is ready for a family!
Girl, born June 2007
Gabi has been diagnosed with Down syndrome. She loves attending the pre-school at the orphanage, but she has struggled with learning basic concepts such as numbers, letters, etc. However, with more one-on-one instruction, it is believed that she can and will learn.
Gabi is well-liked by the other children at the orphanage. She is also a favorite of visitors who come to visit. Gabi can sometimes come across too strongly in her attempts to get attention, but she truly is a delightful little girl!
Holly loves to play outside! She is a good eater, and a little shy with strangers. She’s not walking independently yet (as of April 2012). Additional information available.
Single moms welcome!
Girl, born March 2007
Olivia can walk alone, and can go upstairs and downstairs without help with hands holding onto support, but fairly slowly. She can do morning excises with children together in the line. When there is her familiar song I Love You, she can imitate clapping hands and wiggling her body simple with music, and can dance with children together.
Now she can’t use words to express her needs, but she can understand what the aunt and the teacher say to her; such as when it’ s time to eat. the aunt will tell the children, “ let’s have a meal.” Then she would move her chair to the table for the meal. When she is told to go potty, she can go to the bedpan and take off her trousers and sit on it. Now she can make some simple words, such as yi and ya. She is careful to study, and is confident; in the activity of stringing beads, coloring, playing the cap of a bottle she is
very interested in them and focuses on them. She can imitate pointing to facial features. She is kind and helps other children; when she falls down in walking, teachers and children would help her and encourage her. Now she knows to care about children. She is restless and brave.
Girl, born August 2008
Sasha is an engaging little girl who will be 6 in August, 2014. She is considered high functioning and is in a special class in the orphanage with a teacher who is working with a group of children with DS.
Update as of May 2014:
Sasha is outgoing and adorable. According to her teacher, who proudly told us that she is one of the most able children in the class, and in her group, she has very good receptive language skills. She can speak simple words, and she uses gestures to communicate her needs. I note that she initiated shaking hands with me, making excellent eye contact. She was smiling, sweet and friendly…a very pleasant little girl. She loves to dance, and she has a very close friend in the orphanage, a boy named Codey, who is the same age, and who also has DS. They were observed together and there really seems to be a strong bond between them. It was very touching to see them together. Sasha has been a healthy girl. We are told that she has no heart condition, and has had no surgeries or hospitalizations. She attends the special kindergarten class and is making good progress. Sarah is a very lovely looking little girl, with a sweet expression and gentle manner. There are videos of Sasha.
The agency has a $2000 grant available for Sasha.
Girl, Oct 2006
Haile is such a lovebug! She gets along well with her foster family and is always showing compassion. She can take care of herself and follows directions well. Due to her Down Syndrome, she is delayed in language but she can express her daily needs. Haile is a quiet girl, and she loves singing, listening to music, and dancing. She is a creative child and loves to draw. She plays well with others and has a great appetite!
Gracie Lynne is a precious little girl who is 6 years old. She came to the orphanage when she was 10 months old (estimated age). Gracie Lynne has Down syndrome, and her motor skills are good. She can dress herself (including her shoes), and her other self care skills are good. Gracie Lynne loves to play with the other kids. During her physical exam, she was uncooperative for the eye exam and hearing tests (imagine that!). The doctor suggested she have a further hearing screening, which had not been done when her file was completed late February. There is no mention of any hearing issues in her Growth Report. Gracie Lynne is a sweetheart, and needs a family. Her favorite activity is cuddling with her nanny while watching TV. Who could resist that?
Girl, born June 2008
Brooke is a happy little girl and always laughs every day. Not only she is a good helper for her teacher, but also is a “big sister” to the other children. Brooke will help other children on her own initiative. She is able to do some things independently and also does well following directions and completing tasks with guidance. Brooke greets visitors on her own initiative and holds their hand to show them to her classroom where she introduces her teachers and friends to them. Brooke can distinguish objects by colors, sizes, kinds, and shapes. With prompts she can state the names, colors and simple purposes of daily used commodities. She can count numbers 1-10 and can finish basic hand fine motor tasks alone(such as take, grasp and pinch). With the help of her teacher, Brooke can do some fine motor skills such as dig, copy, draw, and colors in the shape drawn. Brooke is able to state her basic wants and needs, but her speech is often unclear. Brooke can also sing some basic children’s songs and recite a couple of children’s poems. Brooke is able to walk, run and jump independently and likes to dance to music. This sweet girl is waiting for a family to call her own. Is that family yours?
6 year old Tarsha is a smart and mild-mannered girl. Tarsha is diagnosed with Down Syndrome and is post-op CHD-TOF. She responds well when people talk to her gently. If someone is loud or impatient, Tarsha becomes stubborn and unresponsive. Her movement and mobility are very good.
When Tarsha first came to the orphanage, she couldn’t speak very well. She still doesn’t speak clearly but she has been working on it and is doing better. She underwent heart surgery in 2013. She is potty trained, can undress herself and gets along well with other children. She is independent and is a happy girl. Could Tarsha be your daughter?
Girl, born March 2008
Here’s Graciella, an adorable little girl who is in kindergarten and loves to color! Graciella demonstrates great independence, understands what is spoken to her, feeds and dresses herself. Graciella can count to 10 and loves to talk to others around her. Graciella is in need of a loving family who will continue to bring color and adventure into her life!
Girl, born January 2009
Down syndrome, Post-op CHD
Esther is an outgoing little girl who filled the room with her own high-energy sunshine when our staff saw her on a trip. Everything she saw delighted her- the giant rolling balls, brightly colored pipe cleaners, blocks to stack. She has Down syndrome, and seems to have good motor skills; she can run and jump, but her verbal skills are currently limited to “mama,” “baba,” and some expressive syllables. However she will also use gestures to express herself, and understand directions from her nannies.
This curious little girl likes playing on the playground and enjoys all sorts of toys. Her nanny told our staff she’s very good at imitating what others around her are doing. When they sit down to rest, she will pat their backs, and if other children are crying, she will comfort them with a cuddle. Her self-care skills are good, she can feed and dress herself. She has had surgery for a heart condition, and the doctor with our staff didn’t hear any murmurs.
There is a $4000 Child Grant that may be available to families through the agency.
Girl, born August 2007
Samantha is a beautiful little girl who is 6 years old. She came into care as an infant, and was found to have Down syndrome. Samantha’s motor skills are good, and she has the typical language delays. She is able to speak, but not always clearly. She has been healthy, and they report no issues with her heart. Samantha is an active little girl, who enjoys playing with toys. She loves to be held. Samantha likes to “look pretty” (there goes the clothes budget), and loves to imitate singing and dancing on the TV. This precious little one is waiting for a family of her own!
Girl, born March 2006
Susan is active and outgoing. She needs some time to be familiar with strangers and will interact with you if you are familiar. She gets along with others very well. She can communicate with others basically. She would help others to get utensils out. She can walk; go up and down stairs alone. She could stack blocks. She is very helpful to other kids. She will carry chairs, clean rooms and pick up garbage on the floor.
Girl, born 2007
Julia, 8 years old, was born with Down syndrome and was abandoned when she was only three months old. Julia is currently taking preschool level courses, but her speech is well developed. Julia is a performer and loves to dance and sing! She is potty-trained and likes to help take care of younger children.
We visited Julia in her orphanage in late June. She is small for her age, which is common for children with DS. She was just precious. She recited a poem for us along with hand gestures, which we captured on video.
If your family is open to the adoption of a child with Down syndrome, please consider Julia. She could be a wonderful addition to your family.