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Other Angels Boys, 0-5

There is a very special joy that boys bring to life. Unfortunately, they are often the last ones to be chosen for adoption. We so hope you will find YOUR new son right here at the end of Reece’s Rainbow. PLEASE HELP US raise grant funds and awareness for these precious, waiting angels. You really can save a life, with even the smallest gift! You are also invited to send a check (no Paypal fees) to Reece’s Rainbow, PO Box 4024, Gaithersburg, MD 20885 “Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each waiting child donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund as well! FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROCESS AND/OR ANY OF THE WAITING CHILDREN ON THIS PAGE, PLEASE INQUIRE. The majority of these children posted here can also be adopted by CANADIAN FAMILIES! Please inquire!

Darby

Darby 4Boy, born July, 2013
K-H
Darby has Arthrogryposis – both upper and lower extremities.  Additional pictures available.

  • Married couples and single women may adopt
  • Adoption process approx 8-12 months
  • Three trips – both parents need to travel for trip one
  • Trip one is 10-15 days
  • Trip two – about 6-8 weeks after trip one, for court
  • Trip three – about 6-8 weeks after trip two, 7-10 days long
  • Total estimated cost is $43,000
$9.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Wesley

Wesley (1)

Wesley (2)Boy, born July 2013
PRC
Mild cerebral palsy, encephalodysplasia rickets

Wesley is an adorable little boy! When lying on a bed, his little feet will kick up and down ferociously. With the support of things, he can sit for a while. His little hands can make a hugging movement, signaling to the nannies for a hug. He loves to smile and is clingy to the nannies. He can clap his hands and sometimes holds the milk bottle on his own. There is a difference between Wesley’s movements and other children of the same age, perhaps because of the weight of his head. When he sits, he has to lean against a fixed support, and because of the weight of his head, he does not like to sit and always lies on the bed. Wesley can lift his head, turn over and grab toys to play with. He also likes to listen to music. Wesley is not shy with strangers. He likes to be held and will let anyone hold him. He likes to have the older women sing to him, talk to him and feed him. We really hope Wesley finds a home soon!

$126.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Levin

LevinBoy, born February 2012
PRC
visual impairment

Levin is a sweet little boy who has a visual impairment in both eyes. He has been in foster care since he was 9 months old and he has been growing well. He has a good appetite and he sleeps well. Levin is learning how to be curious and he now walks independently, and plays with toys. He is very proud of himself when his nannies congratulate him on learning a new skill.

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

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

Connor

Connor (1) Connor (2)Boy, born February 2010
PRC
Mild hearing Loss

Conner is a handsome boy who will be 5 years old in February. He came into care when he was about 1 year old, and was found to have mild hearing loss (30dB) Conner’s file was done when he was 2 years 7 months old. At that time, Conner’s motor skills were on target, and he was imitating words. Conner is active, engaging, and lovable. He enjoys listening to music, and can swing all by himself (at 2 years 7 months old). As often happens, a child with hearing loss can be misdiagnosed as having an intellectual delay. Conner’s medical reflects this misconception. Conner appears to be a typical little guy who happens to have some hearing loss. We do not know if this could be improved with treatment, or hearing aids (if necessary), but he will certainly not receive the help he needs until he comes home! Conner is ready for a family!

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

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

Greyson

Greyson (1) Greyson (2)Boy, born May 2012
PRC
Post-op meningocele, both legs paralyzed, post-op hydrocephalus

Greyson is such a cute boy! He loves playing with other children, laughs when he is teased and babbles all day long! He is an energetic and active child and really likes being outside with his friends. Greyson has paralysis in both legs, post-operative meningocele, and post-operative hydrocephalus. Don’t you just want to hug him?! Please help us find Greyson’s forever family soon before his file is returned!

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

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

Jonah

jonahBoy, born 2012
Cerebral palsy

 

 

$20.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Bolden

BoldenBoy, born Oct 2013
H-C

Bolden is an absolute sweetheart. He has hydrocephalus and so cannot hold his head up independently yet, although he loves to try when you help support him. Other than his gross motor delays, he seems to be developmentally on target. He loves to babble, clap his hands, nod his head, move his arms and legs and roll over. When you support his upper body, he loves to stand up and dance. Bolden has a great smile and laugh and is a blessing to care for.

$6.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Kurt #6-47

OBoy, age: 2
Diagnosis: shunt placed at 2 months old due to hydrocephalus, delays in development

Kurt can sit unassisted and is learning to crawl. He smiles at favored adults and loves to cuddle. He enjoys playing interactive games with staff such as peek-a-boo. He will reach for toys and attempts to play with them once he has them (shakes them, explores what they do, etc). He turns his head toward noises and voices, but does not yet have any language skills.

Additional photos and videos are available through the agency.

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

Olaf

Olaf (2) Olaf (1)Boy, born April 2013
PRC
Heart arrythmia, past CMV, Strabismus

 

Olaf is an adorable little guy. He has been hospitalized a few times due to heart arrhythmia (it is apparent when he runs a fever), and once with CMV (cytomegalovirus) from which he recovered. Olaf has strabismus (crossed eyes) which should be corrected; either with glasses, or an outpatient surgery.He is growing, and developing well. At 13 months he was crawling and standing with one hand supported. He could stand for long periods of time. Olaf loves toys, and he really loves his nanny! He could imitate words, and his favorite toy was a toy cell phone. (Note to prospective parents – guard your phones!) Olaf is ready to be loved by his own parent(s), and will keep you busy! Are you ready to give this little cutie some warm hugs?

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

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

Vinn

boysillouettenophotoBoy, 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.

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

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

Richard

RichardBoy, born 2012
Cerebral palsy

 

 

 

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

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

Johann

JohannBoy, born March 2010
PRC
Congenital Heart Defect (Tetralogy of fallot)

Johann is a handsome guy who is 4 years old! He was certainly a handsome boy when he was 1, and we can safely assume he is even more so today. His file was done in 2011, so the agency is trying to get an update as soon as possible. Johann was born with a heart defect; Tetralogy of Fallot which had not been addressed in 2011. He also had a megacolon, which appeared to resolve itself by the time he turned 1. At the time of his report, he was no longer having any problems with his colon. Johann at 1 was very social, very loving boy, and his overall development was good. Are you this sweet boy’s family?

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

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

Aren

Aren (1)Aren (2)Boy, born January 2011
PRC
post-op meningomyelocele; post-op hydrocephalus

Meet handsome Aren! He is diagnosed as post-op meningomyelocele and post-op hydrocephalus. Aren has an outstanding personality, is very determined, and is all boy. He is clever and can understand adult’s facial expressions and tones and gives the corresponding response. Aren likes to play in the yard, touch the flowers and grass, pick berries, and watch birds and butterflies flying, the fish in the pond, and the dog in the doghouse.

In April 2011 Aren was sent for surgery for lumbosacral meningomyelocele. He healed well and was discharged. Rehabilitation helped with his recovery and mobility. In September 2013, Aren was sent to the hospital where he was diagnosed with hydrocephalus. He received a shunt and now he is fine. In May of 2014, he was placed with a foster family. The foster parents love him very much and view him as a part of the family. Aren’s surgery caused his abnormal walking. As of September 2014, he could stand up and walk with his hands holding onto something for support, climb, crawl fast, and could go upstairs and ride the rocking horse. He has a good appetite and sleeps well. He could make the sound of mama and could express goodbye and welcome by gestures.

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

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

Benedict

Benedict (1)Benedict (2)Boy, born April 2011
PRC
Muscular Dystrophy

Benedict is an incredibly cute little guy who is 3 years old. He came into care when he was about 1 year old and lives with a foster family. Benedict’s overall development has been very good. He has been healthy, is very active, and easy going. Benedict sometimes falls when he is running. That seems to be the only current visual sign of the muscular dystrophy with which he has been diagnosed. Symptoms usually begin to appear at around this age. Benedict is very social and likes group activities. If he is upset, or angry (not often), he is very easy to redirect. Benedict’s speech is very good; he speaks Mandarin as well as the local dialect. He attends classes at the orphanage, then returns to his foster home. Benedict is very helpful, and very charming…one day in class, he finished the assignment and handed it to his teacher. Before she could respond, Benedict smiled and said, “Good job!”. Benedict needs a family, and a thorough medical exam and tests, to determine the best course of action to help him remain as healthy as possible.

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

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

Levon

Levon (2) Levon (1)Boy, born May 2011
PRC
Delayed motor development
Levon is an adorable little boy who really understands the rules. Every day, before going to school, he takes his shoes down from the shoe rack and puts them on himself. Levon really likes to play with the building blocks when he is in the activity room. When he is given praise, he will make a happy “ge ge” sound. Levon also really likes to play with little cars. Levon likes outdoor activities even more. Each time he catches sight of the flowers and plants in the courtyard, he will very happily reach out to feel them and smell them. Please help Levon find his forever family!

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

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

Brendan

Date of Birth: 04/14/10

Gender: Male

CO-A

 

Brendan is an adorable little boy. He was born prematurely with a generalized systemic immaturity. He spent his first four months in an incubator, where he was diagnosed with Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia and Hydrocephalus caused by Periventricular Leukomalacia. Due to prolonged incubation, he currently has vocal chord paralysis. He has delays in his gross and fine motor skills according to his age; however, he is able to search with his eyes for visual and aural stimuli, can open and look at his hands, and is able to hold objects in his hands. He is usually active, awake and aware of his surroundings, and with therapy will be able to continue to develop gross and fine motor skills.

This sweet boy deserves a loving family who can provide him with care and support as he continues to grow and progress.

$64.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!
  • Single parents may adopt
  • No family size restrictions
  • Both parents must travel to the country and stay until completion of adoption — approx 5-7 weeks (one parent may leave after a week or two)
  • Estimated total cost $21,000-24,500
  • Multiple unrelated children may be adopted together

Cai

Cai CollageBoy, born January 2010
PRC
1. cerebral development malformation; 2. red capillary hemangioma on the forehead

Precious Cai just turned 5! Cai is diagnosed as having: 1. cerebral development malformation 2. red capillary hemangioma on the forehead. At one point he was living in an orphanage where his needs were not being met and he was seen to have developmental delays, especially in the area of language. He is now in care of an amazing foster center where he is receiving phenomenal care. It is clear that he is happy, loved, and doing quite well! Cai is now treasured and is thriving. What he really needs most is a forever family of his own! Could you be Cai’s family?
From his file: Cai likes playing in the activity room and is fond of listening to music and playing with toys, especially balls. He is attached to familiar people and he enjoys the care and comfort of others. Cai understands the instructions given by his caretakers. He has a ready smile, gets along well with others, and he is a pretty happy boy most of the time!

$2,000 agency grant available

$64.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Nevil #73-2

Nevil2

Nevil_2015Boy, age: 2
Congenital adrenal insufficiency (on a therapy with Prednisolon cortico – 1 x 2.5 mg + 1 x 1.25; Cortineff – 2 x 1/2 tabl.; Salt additive – 4 x 300 mg); Muscular dystrophy of Duchenne; Bilateral cryptorchidism; Delay in the neuro-psychical development

When held, he keeps his head upright. He has more support in his legs. He sits only with steady support but not independently. He turns from back to stomach and vice versa; he turns in different directions when put on his back; he stands in a walker. He insistently gets to a toy that has attracted his attention. He prefers to play with hanging toys and rings that he studies with interest. With little help he can knock two blocks one against the other. He takes and holds in his hand a toy given to him but mainly shakes it. He is fed by an adult and drinks liquids given by an adult. He cheers to play of “peek-a-boo” and hiding. He doesn’t imitate sounds but pronounces accidental and long combinations of sounds.

Photos and videos from January 2015 along with a complete medical report are available through the agency.

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

Breylon

Breylon

BreylonBoy, born July 2011
PRC
Hemophilia

Darling 3.5 year old Breylon is diagnosed with hemophilia. Breylon is said to have a good spirit. He is extroverted and talkative, but can be timid at times. He always has a ready smile. He gets along well with the other children and he is said to be a clever child. Breylon enjoys listening to music, playing with toys, reading, and playing games. His favorite toys are the riding horse and toy cars.

Breylon likes talking to familiar people and he can have simple conversations with those he is not familiar with. He can speak simple words and short sentences. Breylon can walk freely and can go upstairs and downstairs, using the wall as support. He can explore picture books and is cooperative when putting on his clothes and shoes. He can use a spoon to eat his meals. Breylon has a good appetite, but can be a picky eater at times. His favorite food is dumplings. At school, he plays games with the other children and teachers, takes a nap at noon, listens to music and reads picture books in the afternoon, and then returns home. If the weather is nice, his teachers take him out to the playground to play and bask in the sun. At night, he has super with his foster family, plays with toys, takes a bath, changes his clothes, and goes to bed. Breylon’s file mentions him being a fairly adored child!

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

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

Crew

Crew2CrewBoy, born November 2011
PRC
Developmental Delay

 

Meet Crew! Crew loves to smile and play with others! Crew enjoys playing with toys and anything that’s bright colored attracts his attention! Crew is developmentally delayed but has a great big heart! Crew recognizes his name, and will give you a big smile when you call him!

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

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

Kellan

KellanBoy, born January 2012
PRC
ectrodactyly (both hands and feet)

Kellan is an adorable little guy who has just turned 3 years old! He came into care as an infant and was found to have ectrodactyly affecting both hands and both feet. His report is not up to date, and his agency hopes to get an update soon. When Kellan was about 12 months old, he was very social, and able to use his hands to grab and play with toys. Kellan is a comical little one…when he was just a baby, he would look into the mirror and raise and lower his eyebrows, making faces at himself! This sweet little guy needs a family!

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

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

Austin #22-1

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOBoy, age 1
Diagnosis: CP

Austin’s medical reports indicate that he has spastic CP in all 4 limbs. Videos were taken of him in February 2015 that show him standing while holding the hands of a caregiver and taking steps to walk across the room. He is also using his arms and hands to reach for toys, hold them and manipulate them. He receives massages and therapy daily. The orphanage director (who is a pediatrician) reports that he can move around in a walker, pronounces a few words, and eats from a spoon. She believes that his development will follow a normal course.

Photos and videos from Feb 2015 are available through the agency.

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

Sutter

Sutter (2)

Sutter (1)Boy, born May 2010
PRC
mild Cerebral palsy

Sutter is a handsome boy who came into care when he turned 1 year old, and was found to have CP, affecting his left side. Sutter has progressed a lot, and is able to walk some distance unassisted, although his feet turn in a bit. (Perhaps he would benefit from some bracing?) He can walk up stairs without help from a nanny. He uses a walker for long distances. His left hand is weaker than his right. Sutter’s speech is good, although they sometimes have to remind him to speak more clearly. He is a bright boy, who always tries his best. Sutter comes to the orphanage rehab center every weekday, then lives with a foster family nights and weekends. He is very attached to them, and is able to bond well. Sutter can be shy when first meeting new people. He enjoys playing with the neighborhood kids around his foster home, and likes to ride a bike. Sutter is a great little guy, who needs some physical therapy and, most of all, a family.

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

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

Jamieson

Jamieson (2)

Jamieson (1)Boy, born March 2011
PRC
repaired meningomyelocele

Jamieson is an adorable little boy who came into care as a baby, and was found to have a meningomyelocele which was repaired in 2012. His surgery reports are in his file. There may be some mild scoliosis. It is not in his medical, but the orphanage workers have noticed. Jamieson has very good motor skills, and is able to walk, run, and play as well as his peers. He is typically a good natured little boy, who enjoys playing with the other kids. The one thing that will upset him is if another child takes his toy. Jamieson has bladder and bowel control. His language skills are a bit behind his peers. He is considered to be a bit shy, is able to pick up new skills quickly,and is a very kind child. Jamieson’s all time favorite thing to do is go to an amusement park! So, buy those season passes, and bring him home….he has rides to conquer!

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

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

Parker #531

Parker (2)Parker (1)Boy, 5 years old

retinopathy of prematurity; convergent strabismus, atrophy of the optic nerve, nystagmus; significant disturbance in behavior which requires care and treatment; mental delay.

He is physically active and initiative – he walks independently and stably; gets excited when taking a walk outside and shows interest in new places and objects; fixates with his eyes for a short time and at a close distance; distinguishes between familiar and unfamiliar people; produces chains of random sound combinations; responds to being called by name; follows simple instructions; some autistic elements in behavior.

 

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

Henri

boysillouettenophotoBoy, born August 2014

preamaturity, anemia, VSD, umbilical hernia, central hypotonia

Genetic workup in progress

 

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

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

Brant

Brant (2)Brant (1)Boy, born January 2014
PRC
Hydrocephalus, partial hearing loss

Brant is a cute little boy! He can sit and go from a lying position to a sitting position, but he cannot crawl. He can stand using objects for support. His general development seems somewhat delayed but he interacts and plays with other children. Brant smiles and laughs with those he plays with. He is not able to feed himself or cannot imitate sounds. Brant has still not received treatment for his hydrocephalus, but undergoes sitting and standing exercises. He also has partial hearing loss. We really hope Brant finds a family to love him!

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

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

Gabriel

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

 

Gabriel can sit down by himself and he can walk.

 

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

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

Greyham

Greyham (4)Greyham (1)Boy, born August 2012
PRC
Sensitive special need

Greyham sounds like a total sweetheart! He is described as well behaved and sweet. He has a good appetite and is a good sleeper too. When Greyham was one, he saw his nanny picking up the phone and he would put his hand beside his ear and say “Wei” (hello). When his nanny was leaving the welfare institute, he would take shoes over to her. He loved playing hide and seek with other children. His favorite food was egg soup. As of December, he could say “mama (mother), nainai (grandma)” and could eat on his own. Greyham likes to go down the slide and to play with building blocks and stuffed animals. He enjoys watching cartoons and is interested in new things. He really likes to go to the garden and explore. Sounds like Greyham may have a green thumb! Greyham is a happy and lovely child. His nannies love him very much and say that he has a good character! Greyham will need a family who is very open to the fact that this child may not know who he/she wants to be due to the chromosome abnormality.

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

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

Daniel

DanielBoy, born 2014
CO-HSA

Daniel is a sweet 9-­‐month-­‐old child who is of Latin American descent. He is very sweet and loves the company of his caretakers. He was born as a premature infant and he is unable to hear out of his right ear. Also, he is unable to sit up on his own yet but is currently receiving physical and occupational therapy, so he can catch up to his peers. He also shows signs of leukoencephalopathy, but it is very difficult to be completely diagnosed at this time due to his young age.

 

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

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

Kayson

30118212004January 2010
microcephaly, Epilepsy, dystonic tetraparesis, brain degeneration

 

Kayson needs a family, to save him from a life in a crib.

$2,221.35 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Joseph #11-48

Joseph2015 (6) Joseph2015 (2)Boy, age: 2
Congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) – classic salt wasting type, on substituting hormonal therapy; Low stature; Congenital cardiac malformation – systolic murmur, hemodynamically insufficient pulmonary stenosis, secondary arterial hypertonia

Joseph moves around in a walker. When let by the hand, he walks for short distances. He can sit up unassisted. He shows interest in the events happening around him. He cheers up when seeing familiar adults and is described as a very happy child. He has started babbling, but is not yet talking. He is eating soft foods from a spoon. He plays with toys and is very interested in them. He interacts with other children and enjoys being with a group of children.

Photos are from March 2015; the agency also has video available from March 2015.

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

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

Fitzgerald

Fitzgerald (2)Boy, born October 2010
FAS diagnosis, speech delays; CHD (atrial septal defect-closed); Family history of TB (grandparents, mother); Allergies/chronic cough

Fitzgerald attends preschool. The boy is a standalone, can use a spoon, fork. In class, Fitzgerald is not focused, disturbing others. While playing, he scatters toys, not playing for their intended purpose. He often hits the other children. He likes to have fun with music, art classes, exercise gym. Speech boy is understandable. The boy can independently indicate the parts of the body. Fitzgerald very often during the day comes to receive hugs, he needs praise, wants to be the center of attention.

The agency only has his file for a short while — interested families shouldn’t delay in inquiring!

Adler #27-33

511_photo6_Oct14This 3 year old sweet boy has been diagnosed with: cerebral palsy (he walks independently!), 2-degree hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, congenital hypothyroidism without goiter (normal thyroid status at present, no hormone therapy), persistent foramen ovale, strabismus, inguinal hernia in the right, flat foot, delayed neuropsychological development.

He is in a satisfactory general condition and he is gaining weight. He has been progressing in his psychomotor development ever since he got a “baba” as part of the “Granny and grandchild” program. He walks independently; reaches for, grabs and plays with toys; holds a pencil and leaves traces with it; imitates actions he has observed; tries to eat independently; enjoys interacting with adults, makes eye contact and smiles; has formed a relationship of attachment with his “granny”; produces sounds and syllables; follows simple instructions.

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

Sorenson #

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABoy, born 2010
retinopathy, premature birth, general overall delays

 

Sorenson is a positive child. He is happy when someone communicates with him. He is calm in the group and plays around the other children. He is under an individual program. He participates in group musical activities. His attention is unstable. The perception for his own body is weakly developed. He tends to react negatively to sudden changes in his surroundings, toys, ect.  The child can walk if held by hand or supported by the walls.

 

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

Kobe

boysillouettenophotoBoy, born October 2013
Fetal (FAS), hypotonia, Global developmental delay

 

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

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

Kaden

kaden2

kaden1Boy, born 2011
congenital heart defect, pulmonary artery stenosis, hydronephrosis of 4 stage to the right and of 1-2 stage to the left; secondary pyelonephritis

 

 

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

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

Lennox

LennoxBoy, born February 2012
PRC
indirect inguinal hernia of right side; postoperative sensitive special need; DSD

Lennox is described as smart, clever, quiet, and pleasant. In March of 2014 he had surgery for one of his special needs. Lennox is a handsome and active boy who has a ready smile. The caretakers and other kids all like him very much! His agency has asked for an update and hope to have one soon!

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Milo

MiloBoy, born May 2012
PRC
Apert Syndrome

Be prepared to cuddle and hug as they are Milo’s favorite things to do!  And how could you possibly resist, after you meet this sweet, happy and handsome little toddler? Milo came into care at just a few days old and was diagnosed with Apert Syndrome and laryngomalacia.

He had a difficult start but with the love and attention of his foster family he grew stronger and began to catch up with his milestones. By summer 2013 he could sit up independently, respond when called, frequently share a smile, and scoot around in his walker. He loved to be playfully teased, cuddled and hugged and to play on a cell phone.

Milo lives in a loving and encouraging English speaking foster family with his older foster sister with whom he is very close. It would be wonderful if he and Mikayla could be adopted together as the brother and sister they have come to be!

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William

William Full Picture William Head PictureHandsome William was born at 37 weeks gestation in January 2011 and diagnosed with bilateral cleft lip and palate which has been surgically corrected.  He has also been examined by a neurologist who feels William has cerebral palsy caused by periventricular leukomalacia. His neurologist believes that William’s cognitive abilities will not be affected, but his physical capacity may be impacted and require therapy. William can walk when held by the hands and is verbal. He is described as a very sweet boy who responds to his name, follows instructions, knows familiar people and has appropriate stranger anxiety.
Additional photos, videos, medical reports, and MRI results are available.  Please contact the agency for more information.
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Moses

moses moses1Boy, born 2009
Cerebral palsy

Moses can talk well, can walk with support, very nice boy.

 

 

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Jesse

new jesseJesse

Boy, born January 2010
PRCjesse on tricycle Blind

Three year old Jesse is a beautiful little boy who resides a specialized foster care home for blind and visually impaired children. It is small home with only five children and the carers are specially trained to work with blind children. He is being taught life skills and self-care that will help him prepare for adoption and eventually independent living.

While this is a great opportunity, life has not been so fortunate for Jesse. He was abandoned at the gates of his orphanage when he was 9 months old. His blindness was caused by an untreated eye infection, and he was so ill he was sent to a palliative care home to die. He arrived a very sick and frightened little boy but was nursed back to health and given the opportunity to gain confidence and trust others around him. He is currently healthy with no further medical problems but is delayed in some areas of his development such as walking and feeding himself.

Jesse is now a happy child, interested and aware in all that is around him. In the absence of sight, he uses other senses to explore the world. He is quite timid in nature but likes to be around other children and his carers. He is sometimes uncertain when trying new things but enjoys praise and attention, so this motivates him to keep going. He would be a wonderful son with a great future but just needs his family to find him.

Some recent updates on Jesse, speech is making an appearance and Jesse is saying bye,bye and waving when his carers leave. He is eating a good variety of food now and sleeping much better than when he arrived at the foster home. Jesse communicates what he wants and doesn’t want by nodding and shaking his head. He can move himself around the room and onto furniture to get to a comfortable spot for a nap! He has been practicing with his walker and has started with physical and occupational therapy to take his walking from aided to independent.

Videos available for inquiring families.

$698.66 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Milo #

MiloBoy, born August 2012Milo
Hydrocephalus, nystagmus, strabismus

UPDATE April 2015
He is pretty healthy. Had bronchiolitis and pneumonia. It is good that he did not have any problems with shunt after placement in newborn period. Prognosis depends how well hydrocephalus was advanced. In his case it will be no problems since he did not have complications in the first months. That he did not have any shunt infection that required surgical revision which is a very good sign. If there is no initial delay most of the cases have a totally normal life. There is no history of seizure disorder. He is small for his age, but we do not know history of the parents. There is a foot abnormality mentioned, but is nothing it does not restrict his normal activity. I do not see any ophtalmological evaluation for his nystagmus. Crossed eyes are not a big problem.

UPDATE March 2015:
Milo has excellent qualities. He is a very clever child. He made his first steps at the age of 10 months. At the age of 12 months he started to speak complete sentences …  The child only problem is the strabismus, but it can be corrected in the USA. After his birth it was made an intervention for removal of pressure in the brain in the best and most modern hospital in country. The operation was successful, no need for a second for now.
The agency has several pictures and videos available.

Toby

Toby - croppedBoy, born 2010
PRC
Cerebral dysplasia

Toby is an adorable little boy who is 2 years old. He came into care as an infant. Toby is developing on target, with no delays when compared to his peers. Toby is a very out-going and active little guy, who has no fear of strangers. At this point, he considers everyone to be a potential playmate!

Toby had a heart scan, which showed no problems. He had a CT scan of his brain, which showed the left hemisphere was reduced, and there was evidence of a past brain injury (prenatal or during birth). Toby does not have seizures, does not show any developmental delays, and is happy and healthy (other than usual childhood illnesses). The brain of a child is wonderful that way…it can compensate for many issues it may have! He loves to play, and is a very active little boy who is “full of curiosity”, according to the nannies! His favorite toys are balls…soccer, baseball, tennis…which will he choose? Toby is a wonderful little boy, who will be such a joy to have in your family!

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

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Matthew

Boy, born September 2010
Infantile cerebral paralysis, binominal hemiplegia; Internal hydrocephaly; Dysplasia of coxa (hips)

 

Such a little sweetie … look at those delicate fingers and big dark eyes!

 

He has possible features of FAS.  This is not a diagnosis, but a cautionary disclosure.

 

$425.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Alec

Alec April 2014Alec RRBoy, born May 2011
PRC
anophthalmia, developmental delays

Alec is a beautiful darling little boy.

Alec was born with one missing eye, a condition typically corrected with a prosthetic eye. He has good vision in his one eye and does not appear to have hearing loss. Alec has developmental delays that may be due to brain damage or brain malformation, in addition to lack of stimulation in his first year of life. Alec was in the care of An Orphan’s Wish for over a year and then was transferred to Little Flower. In the care of these loving organizations he has made some progress in his physical strength and development, but he is still severely delayed. Alec can sit up and can make eye contact, but he is not interested in toys. Alec loves being held and responds to tickles and cuddles. He currently does not attempt to communicate verbally but he laughs and coos. Alec also has feeding issues. Alec needs the unconditional love of a family devoted to give him access to all the therapies and early intervention services that he needs to reach his full potential. These services are not available for him in China. He needs to come home to a family who will see the value of this little boy and shower him with the love that he deserves.

For more information, photos, or questions about Alec, please contact Nathalie.

$81.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Lars

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

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

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

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Lew

Lew (2)Lew (1)Boy, born May 2011
PRC
Cerebral Atrophy of bilateral frontal lobes (but normal development)

Lew does not speak much yet. He can make “Yiyi-yaya” sounds and point to the objects he wants. He can express himself with other ways. For example, if someone took his ball, he will make “yiyi-yaya” sound to caregivers and pointed to the ball and ask the caregivers to get it back. When you get it back for him, he will laugh to you He can stand up without any help, he can walk alone (al little waddled) and walk hand in hand with other kids. He can pick up a very small object from the ground. He can hold a ball and raise it up and throw it out, then pick it up and repeat.He is a little bit shy and can be very cautious with strangers. He is very open and happen when he is with caregivers and kids he is familiar with.

There is a video available of Lew:  http://youtu.be/N6L8vMOvv78

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Jedrek

boysillouettenophotoBoy, born June 2012

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

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

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

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Jake

Jake Jake2Boy, born June 2009
PRC
Complicated CHD, left hearing test is failed to pass, HBcAb: Positive; mild abnormal intellectual development

According to the last up date on Jake from the home he is living in: “We arrange gentle indoor light for all children as well as quiet indoor environment. We help him do the body exercises in the morning and afternoon respectively in order to strength his body and facilitate his development. We also show him bright colors and train him to grasp building blocks. The caregivers often teach him pronounce words and he could make ah-ah, ya-ya sound. We also sing songs for him. He is given some gentle and lovely music in order to training the auditory sense. He is trained swimming once per week before one half year old in order to strength his body. Since he is in the process of development and growth, and receives balanced nutrition, moderate exercises everyday as well as has large and bright living condition and good life quality, therefore, he has normal physical development.” An update has been requested as his file is old.

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Adam

AdamBoy, born March 2012
PRC
Congenital developmental deformity of right lower limb and spina bifida.

 

Adam was born in March 2012. One report states that he cannot stand while another states that he can stand steadily. Interestingly, his file says that he likes crawling and when his caregiver is not looking, he will crawl away.He must have lower limb mobility (update requested which will hopefully give some clarity on this!) He enjoys going places with people, listening to music and playing hide-and-seek. They also state that he is timid and shy and fairly introverted.

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

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Ziven

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

 

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

 

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Abner

Boy, born December 2009Abner
Diagnosis:  after-effects of general disease of the central nervous system (neuroinfection); spastic tetraparesis with strong motor disorders; general mental delays, including speech underdevelopment; undescended testicles; shortcut frenulum of tongue; convergent squint

UPDATE DECEMBER 2014:  ”Abner is a happy little boy who does not speak but whose facial expressions are easy to read. Those expressions are generally of joy, especially when he is given love and attention. Occasionally I would see a different expression, one that would break my heart. At 5 years old Abner is spending a lot of time in a wheelchair, unable to participate in playing with the kids around him, and the look of “I want to play too!” on his face broke my heart. When he had the opportunity to participate in playtime he always looked very happy and proud of himself. This sweet little boy needs a family who will be able to help him to reach his full potential!”

From a volunteer who visited with him in July 2014: “Abner has been transferred from the baby orphanage to an institution. He looks fine for now, but I wasn’t able to personally interact with him because of the nurses. He has quite a normal size for his age, compared to the other children in his group. I’m not sure if I was able at that moment to make a sane judgement call about that, but compared to the others he was doing quit well physically. I hope someone will take him home before he has to get worse. I’ve seen most of the children in that facility get worse through the years, so please, someone go get him!

$246.85 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Callum

Callum Photo 2 Jul-2013Happy Callum was born in February of 2010 and has been diagnosed with “defect of urinary and reproductive organs, external auditory canal atresia of the right ear”.

His caretakers state that he is a very sweet, smiley boy. He knows his caretakers and seems to respond to them. He is a little behind developmentally but they think he will catch up with assistance.

Update from January 2013: After visiting with Callum in January, our agency representative had the following update. Although Callum has some issues with one ear, he is still able to hear. He can walk, but does not speak. He can hear and understand simple tasks. Callum is a very reserved, calm and friendly boy. He likes to play by himself rather than with the other children. He is also very affectionate and likes when people love him and say good things to him. He likes to have his privacy and when he is playing with toys he does not like when somebody interrupts him. He has a good appetite, but has his favorite foods; if he does not like something he will refuse to eat it, as any typical toddler does! Additional photos and videos available upon request from the agency.

Update May 2013: After visiting with Callum in May, our agency representative had the following update. Recently, Callum was taken for a medical examination. The result showed that he does not have one kidney and the other is small. But he is feeling not bad. He still is not speaking or trying to speak. He understands and makes his caretakers understand what he wants with gestures and expressions. It appears that he can hear something, but probably not enough to speak yet. He is playful and friendly as usual, but he loves attention, and if you do not pay attention to him, he may start to cry and become very fussy. He wants visitors to play with him, and if you play with other child he may go to the corner, sit there by himself and feel upset.

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Bram

30206231713Boy, born February 2012
Congenital hydrocephalus, spastic tetraplegia, epileptic syndrome, open oval window

 

 

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Darren #430

darren-2014Boy, born March 2010
Hydrocephalus
Darren is very calm and smiling, but doesn’t sit or walk – he only lays because his head is too heavy.

He is happy when he sees the members of the staff, recognizes familiar people from strangers. He feels good when being around other children and adults. Grabs a toy when given to him and holds it for a while. Turns his head towards the direction of a sound. Makes active and passive movements with the limbs. Has a calm daily and night sleep.

UPDATE 2013:
He does not have a shunt, so his hydrocephalus remains untreated. His head circumference was 62cm in Feb 2013.

UPDATE 2014:
He is in a satisfactory general condition. The boy has positive emotional tone; he is calm and smiling. The child enjoys receiving attention and expresses positive emotions when someone plays with him or talks to him.

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

Penn

30127183956Boy, born September 2010
spina bifida (congenital malformation of the central nervous system, spina bifida of lower thoracic spine and upper lumbar spine)
lower paraplegia, pelvic organs dysfunction, hydrocephalus

 

So hard to see sweet Penn in this one little picture.  He desperately needs a family to help him reach his full potential!

$799.20 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Macarius

Boy, born April 2009
Cerebral palsy – Spastic diplegic cerebral palsy
Moderate mental delays; Divergent strabismus; Planovalgus (foot) deformity; malnutrition

 

Macarius speaks, plays toys and has a positive personality, smiles often. He is a very good boy!

Macarius doesn’t walk, the boy needs a surgery and even with surgery there can be only hopes for his future ability to walk. The doctor in the orphanage says he has good prognoses for the future and his development.

Additional pictures available.  Large families welcome, travel required.

 

$126.20 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Phillip

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

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

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Zeke (L)

ZekeZeke B 234 (1)Boy, born March 2009
has sibling (not available for adoption)
FAS; hypermetropia; nanism (dwarfism); suspicion of autism; mixed developmental delay

 

From a family who met him in 2015: “Zeke is seriously one smart cookie!! He is walking GREAT now and was even jumping from a play mattress to join in the fun. He actually knows a few words in English as well, and I taught him to fist bump (and blow it up, ha ha) when I came in and he remembered it when I left and hour and a half later. I was blown away by his attention to detail in the books we were reading — he will excel academically. He was very attached to the American volunteer who is regularly in his groupa — all of the kids love her and are lucky to have her attention.”

 

December 2014 UPDATE: Age 5 years: His height and head circumference are behind for his age. Zeke saw a neurologist who concluded that he has very small eye lids, his nose foundation is dented, and he has a thin upper lip. He can pay attention for short amounts of time. He has been evaluated in all aspects and is delayed physically and mentally. He struggles with fine motor skills and skills of independence. Control of waist/pelvis is not sufficient; is unstable when sitting. His emotions are inadequate. His cognitive processing is limited. He is developmentally delayed in all aspects.

Zeke can sit and crawl. When someone helps him to stand he balances on his tip toes. He can take a toy with his hand. He does not imitate actions that are shown to him. He has an attachment to small details. He tends to play alone. Often his emotions do not correspond with the reality.

Zeke can count up to 10, speaks in 2-3 words sentences, says poems, very active in musical activities, sometimes has anger expression difficulties and autoagression, has difficulty to move from one task to another, has broad and stable vocabulary, sentences not yet full, and sometimes he is lacks the simple logic. His hearing understanding is not in full potential. Made psychological autism test , observed many features of the autism. Diagnosed with complex developmental disorder and autism features, CP ataxic form; FAS, mixed developmental disorder, low height, hypermetropic astigmatism, functional heart murmur.

A U.S. mom had these observations about Zeke: He’s a doll! He’s cheerful, helpful, and very friendly. Every time we entered the room he was the first to greet us (Labas!!). Zeke has a little issue with following directions. I don’t know him well enough to be able to distinguish if it was a willful issue or a cognitive issue. As far as I know he has FAS and possibly very mild CP effecting his legs/ Achilles’ tendon. Zeke is a very likable kiddo!

Update from a volunteer who spent extensive time with him:
I met Zeke in the summer of 2010 while volunteering; in the years that I’ve known him, Zeke has made considerable physical, cognitive and emotional progress, and has become an active, curious, quirky, good-natured, and nurturing young boy. As his physical abilities have improved, he has become much more independent, both dressing and feeding himself. He does, however, need some direction and encouragement with these endeavors. Zeke best completes such tasks when given positive reinforcement and clear sequence of events to follow. For example, if simply given a pile of clothes, he often has trouble focusing his attention. It is more effective to ask him what he needs to do first, second, and third, and to tell him how quick/good he is when he has completed a step in the sequence. If he is feeling unmotivated, it can be helpful to tap into his nurturing side (ex. “Put your socks on! Your feet will get cold and wonder why you didn’t dress them!”) or to incentivize him with tickling—his favorite activity in the world.

In the past year, Zeke has become an avid performer, bravely singing in dancing during musical lessons and performances in the children’s home. Even half a year ago, he would need a bit of coaxing to get up and join the other children in song. During this year’s holiday show, however, when the music teacher asked for volunteers to stand up and perform, Zeke was the first to rise to the challenge. He also really enjoys musical children’s films, often performing the routines from memory during playtime. One of his favorite toys is a little piano with a microphone into which he sings his favorite songs.
Zeke has a few other favorite games, which mostly revolve around caretaking and repetition. For instance, following the examples of the caretakers, he feeds, bathes and swaddles dolls, making sure to lovingly and carefully execute these tasks in the correct order each time; when waiting for the thermometer to show the doll’s temperature, he pets her head, rocking her back and forth. Another current favorite of his is petting me and telling me not to cry in a concerned, soft voice. After establishing that he has comforted me, he gets in his toy car, wishes me all the best, drives around the room, and comes back to take care of me again. Zeke has also grown to love animals, and when given the chance to be with a dog or horse, he always pets them, sweetly telling the animals that they are good and that he loves them.

Zeke is an incredibly nurturing, loving child, and delights in physical affection. He loves to be petted and hugged, and gladly returns the favor. He is very concerned with maintaining good relationships with the adults in his life and is sensitive to admonition. If he is beyond the point of being motivated by positive reinforcement, a serious look and stern voice usually suffice. If he sees that he has accidentally hurt me, he becomes quiet and sad, and seeks reassurance that everything is ok. Zeke is less sensitive with respect to the children around him, as he is possessive of his favorite toys and the other children habitually seek what another has. In the last few months, however, Zeke has made a great deal of progress expressing his emotions and restraining himself when he gets upset. Whereas he would previously go after the child to repossess his toy, I have consistently responded by wrapping an arm around him, telling him that we will all gladly help him if he calmly explains to us what is wrong, and he is now much better at seeking our help and articulating his feelings. When he is agitated, it’s best to take a calm, light-hearted approach to ease the tension; he thinks it’s hilarious when adults copy his little squeals and shenanigans, so he usually laughs if I playfully copy his whining, which gets him out of his rut and allows us to calmly seek a solution.

All in all, Zeke is a joyful, enthusiastic, loving child who responds to physical affection, positive reinforcement, and clearly established expectations. He has a friendly attitude towards new people, and seeks a great deal of hugs from the adults in his life. I have the utmost confidence that with patient, gentle and loving guidance, Zeke will continue to grow into a capable, kind young man who will enrich the lives of those around him. In the five years that I’ve spent with Zeke, he has certainly filled my life with more love than I could have possibly imagined.

$2,091.61 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Elias

Boy, born August 2011

inflammatory diseases of central nervous system; Congenital hydrocephalus; Other disorders of optic [2nd] nerve and visual pathways; Carrier of viral hepatitis B

 

What a sweet baby Elias is!

Elias is in a fast region that often waives the 10 day wait.  Married couples only, travel required.

Additional photos available.

$45.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Hutton

HuttonBoy, born September 2011
PRC
Repaired facial cleft

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

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

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Aven

Boy, born June 2009

Dandy-Walker syndrome;  hydrocephalus; Hypoplasia and dysplasia of lung; Atrial septal defect; Congenital subluxation of hip; chronic viral hepatitis B without delta-agent; Convergent concomitant strabismus; Bilateral inguinal hernia; Tetraplegia, unspecified

 

This little boy has a laundry list of issues, but I’m confident there is a family out there who will be able to look at this picture and see a child, their son.

Large families welcome, travel required.

$58.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Olin

OlinBoy, born July 2009
PRC
Hydrocephalus and brain dysplasia

 

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

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

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Michael

Boy, born 09/02/09
T-HSA

Michael is an adorable little boy who was born premature at 37 weeks. His birth mother used heroin, superglue and sleeping pills during her pregnancy. Michael was hospitalized for several weeks after his birth and was diagnosed with neonatal abstinence syndrome and epilepsy. He was taking medication for his epilepsy, but was expected to stop taking the medication by November 2010. He has been diagnosed with Laryngomalacia and had a supraglottoplasty performed in February 2010. He has also been diagnosed with Microcephaly and motor development delay. Michael enjoys playing with toys and looking for a loving forever family.

 

$72.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Clarence

40406184152 Clarence (2)Boy, born August 2013
Spastic tetraparesis, local symptomatic epilepsy with seizures, congenital heart defect: hypoplasia of aortic arch, open oval window; optic nerve atrophy, inquinal hernia and umbilical hernia, lower extremities contracture

 

Oh sweet baby boy … he needs a family’s love and care.

 

$158.20 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Clayton and Caleb

31009173432 update 31009112817 UpdateTwin boys, born August 2010

 

Clayton has Cerebral palsy.
Caleb has been diagnosed with Flail legs, superior spastic paraplegia, focal symptomatic epilepsy.

Please help us find them a family, where they can grow up together and reach their full potential!

From someone who met them in 2013:
(Brother 1)  He is in with a much younger groupa. He goes outside twice daily when it is nice, and this orphanage does physical therapy five times a week. He makes eye contact, but is in his own little world until you talk directly to him. He appears kind of zoned out, and then I said his name and stroked his cheek and his whole body came to life, just longing to be touched and tickled. He arched his back and smiled, but I wasn’t allowed to pick him up. He has grown too long for his stroller. I put a velcro wrist rattle on him and he purposefully moved his left arm to interact with it immediately. He is well nourished there, but he will really need a mama’s touch to help him grow. His teeth look like they are in great shape. He uses his arms, but I did not see him move his legs, though he was certainly wiggling from one side to the other and is a kid who would really like to be on the move! He is not in the same groupa as his brother. Kids are generally grouped by what they are eating, and his brother was in the groupa for kids doing formula and purees. I think he may be on only formula still. It was so hard to leave him behind!

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(Brother 2)  Several days later, I saw who I thought was the same child in a different stroller, but the nannies corrected me when I called him by his brothers name, slowly communicating that this was his twin brother. They look SO much alike! The first day I saw him, he was badly in need of a diaper change and I showed the nannies. He was laying flat on his back in the outdoor playpen, and when I came back to return my daughter to the groupa, he was still there an hour later, unchanged in diaper and position. The next day I saw him, though, one of the sweet nannies was playing music on her ipod, and he was laying close to her in a stroller. Although he didn’t interact with the music, he was very quick to respond to my voice. The second I stopped talking, he stopped smiling and zoned out again. But, he was so responsive to touch and baby talk!  He pushed his body around in the stroller with his legs AND arms, and had a lot of good neck strength. I wouldn’t be surprised at all if he is only being limited by the assumptions of his diagnosis. As we left our daughter’s groupa for the last time, we saw him being lovingly carried down to his physical therapy appointment. I think it was a sign of good things to come for these boys!

Neither boy is using meaningful speech, though both babble. Videos available. Wonderful region to adopt from, especially if one parent needs to stay alone for a time.

 

$7,687.30 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Brenden

BrendenBoy, born July 2012
H-C
Hydrocephalus, spina bifida

Brenden is an absolute sweetheart. He has hydrocephalus and spina bifida and has had surgery for both. Brenden has limited movement in his lower body, but has already made some progress and can move his legs a little bit on his own. He is working on sitting up and is almost there. A visiting therapist thinks that, with braces and a walker, Brenden will be able to walk in the future. Brenden loves to play and chat and is starting to say several words. He is definitely a precious little guy!

Update Jan 2015:

Brenden is an absolute sweetheart. He has hydrocephalus and spina bifida and has had surgery for both. He also has sickle cell anemia. Brenden has limited movement in his lower body, but has already made some progress and can move his legs a little bit on his own. Brenden can sit up independently. A visiting therapist thinks that with braces and a walker, Brenden may be able to walk in the future. Brenden loves to play and is talking more every day. He also loves to sing and will often choose his favorites to sing with his foster family. He is definitely a precious little guy! 

 

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

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Chance

chanceBoy, born August 2010
PRC

Chance is a lovely 2 year old boy with the skin condition epidermolysis lax disease. He had blebs on his elbow, knee, ankle and thigh that got better after taking medicine for a week. He also has scars on his abdomen and reoccurring blebs on his forehead, neck and behind the ears, but the condition is not very serious.

His motor skills and intelligence development is similar to his peers. At age 1, he could sit steadily and eat porridge, babble, and imitate simple actions. He learned to stand up by holding onto hand rails and could walk a few steps with support when he was 1.5 years old. Now, he is able to build a tower of blocks, turn book pages, go up and down the stairs by holding onto handrails and can even put on and take off his shoes. He can also understand what the caretaker is saying and can say a few words in Chinese himself. Chance is an energetic and active little boy who likes playing with toy cars and going outdoors. Chance gets along great with other children and is still waiting to find his forever family.

$284.40 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Aaron

AaronBoy, born November 2010
PRC

Aaron has been diagnosed with Spina Bifida- Mylomeningocele in sacrococcygeal region. He has not received any treatment for this condition at this time.

Aaron is a shy little boy who always has a ready smile. He gets along well with others and is very energetic. Aaron loves playing with his toys especially if they are stuffed and fluffy toys. He is closest to his caretakers and enjoys playing with others. Aaron’s mental development is good and he knows to cooperate when putting on clothes. Aaron can crawl and can respond when speaking to him.

$2.70 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Jace

JaceBoy, born March 2009
PRC
Cerebral palsy, postoperative Spina bifida, Urinary tract infection

He can transfer the toy from one hand to another one. He can sit for a while without any help. But he likes to sit on the little chair better. He can roll but at present he can not stand and walk.

The caregiver of Jace recently has been working on potty training with him, which is very successful. When taking a bath, he likes to play in the water and kick the water. We use some oil which can help to heal the wounds and make the operation scar is not too obvious.

Jace is a very kind and content child.

$32.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Mathis

mathis40710130119 Mathis (1)Boy, born 2013
Multiple congenital arthrogryposis, internal hydrocephalus, open oval window

updated pics Jan 2015 and medical info:
Multiple congenital arthrogryposis, thymic hypoplasia, hypoplasia of abdominal wall muscles, crossed eyes, additional chord in the heart.

He had surgery. He is developing well. Smart boy. Needs out asap.

$243.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Abram

40810112623Boy, born 2012
Hydrocephalus posthemorrhagic

 

Oh sweet love needs a family and medical care.

 

$34.20 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Brandon

Brandon update1Boy, born Feb 2011Brandon update2
PRC

Brandon is a sweet little boy who has been diagnosed with multiple and large nevus on his body.

Brandon is not afraid of strangers. He loves to smile and has an extroverted personality. After he entered the institute, he received meticulous care. Brandon doesn’t often cry and his sleeping condition is very good. His daily life is one of routine and his life habits are very good.

$237.01 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Cameron

2121921344721219213447-2013Boy, born Feb 2011

Congenital hydrocephalus, paraplegia and tetraplegia (spastic tetraparesis), partial atrophy of optic discs of both eyes, additional chord of the left heart ventricle, hernia.

 

Look at the curls on this doll!  Cameron is in urgent need of medical care!!  Married couples only.  Large families and older parents welcome.  Travel required.

 

$1,054.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Ezra

Ezra May 2013 (2)

ezra-3Boy, born Oct 2011 congenitalguardianangel
internal hydrocephalus operated;  anemia;  protein-energy deficiency

Ezra has had a shunt placed, and is doing better.  His adoption may necessitate consultations with medical personnel, to safely transport him home.

From someone who met Ezra in 2013:    Ezra is absolutely precious! He is sweet and adorable and oh so lovable!  He laughs when his toes are tickled, or when someone around him laughs or talks or sings to him. He often smiles or laughs so hard his chubby cheekers make his eyes close. He ha s learned to blow spit bubbles and coo. It is hard for me to tell if he is able to use his limbs normally, but he is able to move from his back to his side with little or no assistance. He has not yet learned to play with toys, but he has a very strong grip and enjoys holding my finger. I was told he can see, but not very well. I observed his eyes moving rapidly from side to side, and sometimes appearing to be looking in two different directions. In spite of this there were other times in which he appeared to be quite focused and looking right at us. He has absolutely stolen my heart, and I hope that he will find a family that can help him meet his full potential!

These pictures are from May, 2013.

Caius and Anne are in the same orphanage with Ezra.

Large families welcome; married couples only.

$2,603.92 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Clark

30730200600 (2)30730200600 (1)Boy, born September 2011
Cerebral palsy, retinopathy, premature, severe myopia.
He cannot sit or stand.

 

 

$501.57 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Zeke

-Zeke-Boy, born January 2010
H-C
Cerebral palsy

Zeke cannot sit and generally has very little control of his head, although he will lift it up occasionally. His overall muscle tone is low, but this has improved with therapy. Zeke cannot yet roll over, but can often be seen wiggling around and trying to accomplish this – if he can figure out what to do with his arm, he will be fine! Ezechiel is non-verbal, but expresses himself through happy noises or crying. He will likely require ongoing care his whole life.

From someone who works with him:
Zeke is such a happy little guy. He loves to sit outside and watch the leaves blow in the wind. His eyes light up each time he is given attention. He loves to be held and even more loves to be tickled. Zeke has the cutest little dimples and a beautiful smile that can melt any ones heart! He is always in a good mood and very rarely cries. Even though his name was given to him recently, he already response to it!  Zeke is a picky little guy and often requires special meals made for him as he doesn’t like what the other kids are having. He has only been here with us a short time, but has already touched many people’s lives. He is such a joy to be around and is loved dearly by his nannies, volunteers, and the other children!

Zeke has very little control of his muscles. We are hopeful that with the right therapy he will improve in these areas.

Update Jan 2015:
Zeke is a sweetheart who has cerebral palsy. He does not have a lot of control of his muscles, but through regular therapy has increased his muscle tone a lot. Zeke cannot sit and generally has very little control of his head, although he will lift it up occasionally.  Zeke cannot yet roll over, but can often be seen wiggling around and trying to accomplish this – if he can figure out what to do with his arm, he will be fine! Ezechiel is non-verbal, but expresses himself through happy noises or crying. He is a happy little guy who loves to spend time outside playing. His eyes light up each time he is given attention. He loves to be held and even more loves to be tickled. Zeke has the cutest little dimples and a beautiful smile that can melt any ones heart! He is usually in a great mood! He is such a joy to be around and is loved dearly by his caregivers and the other children!

$307.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Harold

Harold2Boy, born May 2009

 

This beautiful boy has hydrocephaly.   He’s already three years old, and would obvsiously benefit from excellent medical care.

Harold

 

Update March 2014: 
Harold is very responsive and would copy my facial expressions. If I smiled, he smiled back…he would stick out his tongue when I did too. He would grasp my hand….so very sweet.

 

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

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Ollie

Ollie (1)Boy, born January 2012
PRC
tuberous sclerosis; infantile spasms, and psychomotor development delay

 

Ollie’s report states that he has good development. He gets along well with others and is closest to his caregiver. He is a quiet child who likes music and enjoys his swim lessons.

 

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

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

Jennings

Boy, born June 18 2010
PRC
Deformity of fingers of both hands; congenital blepharoptosis of both eyes, divergent squint; He has mild hydrocephalus, deformity of right ear (does not affect hearing)

Jennings can roll over alone, but he can not sit straightly or crawl, his arms can yield and stretch. He can open his hands freely and can use hand to touch foot, and he can do some simple hand motion, like he can hold small things, can clap both hands. But compared with peers, the flexibility of his hands are not very good, and his hands can not hold large things, and his fingers can not stretch to straight; his leg development is normal can yield and stretch.

Jennings was not talking yet, but was babbling (report from 2011).

Additional pictures available.

$126.10 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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