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Graham #

graham2Boy, age 15

Diagnosis:  Mild mental delay, Impaired articulation.

AGES OUT IN MAY 2017

A family must file the I-800A immigration application before his 16th birthday

Graham is a 15-year-old boy who lives in Eastern Europe. Graham has impaired speech development and uses limited and poor vocabulary. He doesn’t understand figurative meanings of words and he cannot see the difference between similar concepts. It is difficult for Graham to divide his attention and switch tasks and he is easily distracted and loses concentration easily. Graham likes to participate in group activities and with the help of a resource teacher, he is getting through school. Graham would like to be adopted and to live with another family. The agency has more information, photographs and videos of Graham!

 

*** I am eligible for an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds.
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John and Anthony #479

john-anthonyTrey TrentJohn, age 13
Diagnosis: Moderate delay in development

Anthony, age 12
Diagnosis: Moderate delay in development

Listed: Aug 2014 (originally listed as Trey and Trent)

John is a 13-year-old boy who lives in Eastern Europe. He is inquisitive and interested in many subjects. He has difficulty understanding the difference between “wants” and “needs” and relies on his memorization skills when learning. John has difficulty with concentrating and therefore, is academically below his grade level. John is mobile and energetic and enjoys soccer, badminton, riding his bike and skateboarding.

Anthony is John’s 12-year-old brother. There is data that the child has loss of hearing in one ear while the hearing in the other one is preserved. He has difficulties with carrying out constructive-technical activities, speaks simple sentences and often his words are unclear and incorrectly articulated and therefore, is delayed in speech and language development.

*** I am eligible for an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds.
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Isaiah #

isaiahBoy, age: 10 years
Special needs: prematurity of 1 degree; dextrocardia (without any heart malformations); moderate mental delay; delayed speech development

Listed Jan 2017

Isaiah has age-correspondent physical development; He is in a stable and good health condition; His dextrocardia does not cause him any problems.

Isaiah is marking significant progress in his development in the last couple of years. Isaiah talks and composes sentences. He is learning how to write and read.

Isaiah is a sociable child who joins his peers in different games and group activities; He is able to create long-lasting friendships with other children. For the 5 years spent in a foster family the boy has developed a relationship of attachment with his foster mother. Isaiah enjoys spending time on the computer playing children’s games and listening to children’s songs and fairy-tales. He plays with toys in accordance with their purpose.

Isaiah is expressive and artistic boy who can imitate actions, movements, behavior and cartoon characters.

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

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Drew

drew-video-still-feb-2017-feb-2017Drew was born in June of 2004. He has been diagnosed with children’s cerebral palsy and encephalopathy. He receives special education and is described as having moderate delays.

Listed January 10, 2017

He communicates well with others, but may need some help with everyday tasks. Our in country partner visited Drew and describes him as extremely active, happy and mobile. He likes organizing and cleaning. His caretakers state that he is a big helper. He likes to play with toys and games, but gets bored easily. He is also very friendly, funny and inquisitive. He states that he likes school and has many friends there. Additional photos and videos available upon request.

Update February 2017: In video received this month, Drew can be seen answering questions, counting, naming the colors of his outfit, reciting a short Christmas poem, and stating his name and age.

*** I am eligible for an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds.
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William #

williamBoy, born Jan 2006
mild mental delay, hyperactivity, and speech/language delay

Listed: Jan 10, 2017

William is in second grade and benefits from the care of a foster family. He needs help with his homework and has difficulty focusing in school. He has a limited vocabulary and struggles with pronunciation. He communicates non-verbally and would benefit greatly from speech therapy. He likes art class. This little guy is kind and likes to help his class mates. He enjoys participating in games and group activities with his friends.

*** I am eligible for an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds.
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Vallis #

vallisBoy, born 2001

Vallis needs a family prior to his 16th birthday in July!

Vallis was placed in a foster family in 2013, and is currently in eighth grade. He has normal physical development. He also has diabetes mellitus- type 1 which is maintained with medication therapy. He has well-developed gross and fine motor skills. He has normal intelligence and a good imagination. He shows feelings and conditions, which are normal for his age. No increased level of anxiety or aggression. He is able to recognize his own emotions, as well as the emotions of other people. He has no increased levels of aggression. He is able to recognize his own emotions, as well as the emotions of other people. He has a good vocabulary. He is interested in sports. He is social. He maintains active social contacts, but prefers small social groups. He has friends- both boys and girls. He is able to play different roles both in plot and character games. He is good in school. He has good potential for learning. He prepares himself independently. Sometimes there is a lack of motivation and willingness for achieving higher results. He is fully independent in his household and hygiene habits, good habits. He has positive attitude towards the adoption process.

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

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Kevin

KevinBoy, born March 2007
PRC
possible muscular dystrophy

Kevin’s story is so heartbreaking. He was brought to the orphanage when he was 4 years old; scared, lonely, and confused. They decided to give him an IQ/DQ test just a few months after he arrived; he did not score very high (not surprising at all, given the trauma of the past few months!). He appeared to be in good health overall. Kevin came to the U.S. as part of an agency’s host program. At that time, he was active, healthy-looking, and doing well. When he returned to his orphanage, his physical health began to decline. Currently, Kevin is unable to walk any distance at all without falling. He requires help to get up off the floor, or from the toilet. He can only eat soft foods that are easy to chew. There is a strong possibility that Kevin has muscular dystrophy. Throughout it all, Kevin has remained a positive outlook, a loving nature, and a great compassion for others. Kevin is now 8 years old. He is currently in a foster home at the orphanage, and takes care of the younger children there. Kevin needs a family of his own, in an area that can provide him the care and treatments he will need.

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

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Chad

Chad featureBoy, born Feb 2007
PRC
post-op cleft lip, cleft palate, sensitive special need

Chad looks like a real sweetie! Chad is diagnosed as having post-operative cleft lip, cleft palate, and a sensitive special need that can be shared privately. Chad is said to be a very adaptable child and it was reported that he has good gross motor skills. Due to his cleft palate, his speech is delayed. Chad likes fresh vegetables and fruit, sea food, meat, and eggs. He is an active boy and who likes outdoor activities and electronic toys that make sounds. Chad has normal intelligence and growth. His file is pretty bare and outdated so his agency has asked for an update for him.

There is a $3,000 agency grant for Chad’s adoption with the agency he is listed with. Other grants may be available based on the adoptive family’s circumstances. Agency grants are awarded as agency fee reductions.

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

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Shia

Shia (2) Shia (1)Boy, born February 2007
PRC
Mild cerebral palsy

Shia is being hosted in the US this winter!

Shia is a little introverted, but he is friendly and willing to connect with others after a while. His health and intellectual developments are average. However, his motor abilities are somewhat behind those of other children. When he moves about, the left side of his body is a little limited due to his minor cerebral palsy.

Shia now attends school. He gets along with the children in his class. He likes to play with children the same age and he likes a variety of toys. He is currently in special education in his foster family. A particular note from the head of the foster family: Shia is afraid of small animals. We hope Shia finds a forever family soon!

Updated: Jan 2, 2015:  Shia is a happy, sweet, affectionate, and playful boy who is easy to get along with. He is a bit shy, but he is beginning to open up more. He enjoys reading, drawing, playing with his host sisters, chasing them with a squirt gun, and playing video games. He is becoming more talkative and more outgoing. He loves to be tickled and enjoys laughing with his host sisters. He is very calm; he has not had any tantrums and has not yelled or screamed at all. He is a bit fearful of animals, but is starting to pet the host family’s dog. He is a great eater and is not picky at all; he likes pizza, fruit, vegetables, rice, meat, and pasta; he actually does not like using chopsticks. The host family is trying to teach him that he can use his weaker hand.

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

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Mark

MarkBoy, born February 2007
PRC
Visual impairment

Mark is a sweet and loving child. He has had problems walking in the past but with leg splints, physical therapy and practice, he began to walk confidentially and even run a little bit! Mark’s favorite activity is to go for long walks outside and feel the sun on his face. He likes it when his nannies hand him leaves or flowers to feel. Mark is a sweet boy!

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

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Frye

FryeBoy, born March 2007
PRC
Hepatitis B

Frye is a very smart and active boy! He is friendly and has experience in a foster family. Frye thrived in this environment, and was very obedient and helpful. He has good language expression ability. He likes to play ball and is now in kindergarten. Frye is a great communicator and a friendly boy. We hope he finds his forever family soon!!!

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

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Shaine

Shaine (2) Shaine (1)Boy, born January 2007
PRC
Delayed intelligence; Bilateral esotropia; Left undescended testicle

Shaine entered the orphanage at about 6 months of age. Shaine is now 7 and can stand on one foot alone for 5 seconds, can do standing long jump, can jump off the floor with both feet, can walk with holding a cup full of water, can button or unbutton, and can put on and take off clothes without help. He can’t speak, but can understand the aunt’s instructions, or the words on the criticism and praise, can express “yes” by making sound of ah, en and heng. He is fond of playing games with children. He is a little introverted, sometimes a little obstinate, stubborn, has a ready smile, and is fond of listening to music, jumping, playing sports and playing the slide. This is one very cute little boy!

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

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Timmy

Timmy (2)Timmy (1)Boy, born April 2007
PRC
Cerebral palsy and developmental delay

Listed Sept 2014

This little sweetheart is described as active, outgoing, and fairly restless. He gets along well with others in his orphanage but is closest to his caretakers. He loves to sing, play with blocks, and eat apples and eggs! Timmy has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy and is noted to have intellectual delays, but just look at that sweet smile! And with all of his energy and personality, he does not seem like the type to back away from the challenges that his diagnosis may bring! There is a video of him waving goodbye and blowing a kiss. Are you the family that will catch his kiss?

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

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Sonny

SonnyBoy, born April 2007
PRC
Post-op Cleft lip / Cleft palate, Deaf

Has an agency grant of $3,500 available

Sweet Sonny is post-operative cleft lip and palate and deaf. Sonny is generally a happy boy, but will cry when he feels wronged. The agency staff observed that he had good interaction with his caretaker. He attends a boarding school for deaf children. He likes doing math problems. Sonny is often bullied by a group of girls, but does not fight back. His caretakers say he shuts down when he is angry. His cleft lip and palate have been repaired. He has good physical and mental development. He can make sounds to communicate and is very independent. He is an affectionate and cuddly little guy!

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

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Graham

graham-video-still-feb-2017-feb-2017Graham Photo 2 Oct-2014Handsome Graham was born in April of 2007. He is developmentally delayed, does not speak and does not make sounds. He seems to understand some of what is said to him. He may also have cerebral palsy or another disorder affecting his motor skills.

Graham is described as kind, friendly, smiley, and joyful. He is very active and enjoys participating in games. Graham can complete a task when you repeat the instructions many times and show him what to do.

Update February 2017: Graham attends a boarding school for hearing impaired children where he is learning sign language which he is using to communicate. While he does not speak, he understands most of what is said to him and generally follows the instructions of his caretakers. He dresses and undresses without assistance. Graham walks with a slightly unusual gait, but has no significant mobility problems.

Additional reports, photos and video available upon request from the agency.

Graham is in the same orphanage as Ashton and Nigel; these boys could be adopted together.

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

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Nigel

nigel-video-still-feb-2017-feb-2017Nigel Photo 2 Oct-2014Nigel was born prematurely at 29 weeks gestation in February of 2007, weighing 1500g. At the age of two months, Nigel was diagnosed with hypertensive syndrome and deformation of the head. A neurologist has also stated that his cerebellum is small and that is why he had some problems with coordination (in the past).

Nigel was brought to the orphanage when he was 5 months old and lived with his parents until that time. At the orphanage his issues with coordination improved and at present there are no concerns. He is able to walk, run and is very active. After being placed in the orphanage it was also found that he has a hearing impairment. He has not had a full hearing screen but it has been suggested that his impairment is rather severe. His caretakers are apprehensive of anesthesia needing to be used to check the issue further and will wait to see if there are other options. Nigel also has vision impairment, but he does not wear glasses at this time as he ends up breaking them. He is described as a happy boy, who is also very neat. He does not like when something is not in its place or the table is dirty or his clothes are dirty. He lets the caretakers know about it and ask them to clean it. He does not speak and does not say sounds, but is able to let his caretakers know what he wants by gestures. He loves going outside and is also very friendly.

Update February 2017: Nigel has come a long way since transferring to his current orphanage. He wears hearing aids, follows instructions, is described as neat and clean, and participates actively in games. He especially enjoys his occupational therapy sessions and crafts. In new video, Nigel can be seen answering questions with sign language and counting.

Additional photos and video are available upon request from the agency.

Nigel is located in the same orphanage as Graham and Ashton, and the boys could be adopted together.

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

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Joel

JoelBoy, born March 2007
PRC
cerebral hypoplasia and epilepsy

Joel’s motor and intellectual development at present:- he can walk alone, go upstairs and downstairs holding the wall, and can put on pants and shoes by himself. Joel is quiet, gregarious, and very curious. He is very fond of playing toy cars with partners and most interested in playing games with adults. He feels safe, happy, and satisfied in the institute with the caretakers’ careful nursing. He has close and intimate relationship with the caretakers. Agency staff recently met him and said this about him: Joel is a happy child. He has lived in the orphanage for several months and does not attend school. He can count to 3. He has not learned English. He likes to watch television and sing along with people on TV. When he entered the orphanage they believed he had epilepsy, but he has never had a seizure. They also said he had hydrocephalus but even without any treatment, it appears to have cured itself. Even his hair has grown in and is much healthier since his arrival. Two things noted were that he runs slower than the other children and when he gets a high fever, he can’t even stand up. He is potty trained.

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

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Levi

lewis-levi updated picture2 Feb2014LeviBoy, born April 2007
PRC
Mental developmental delay, postoperative left oblique inguinal hernia

Levi is active, social, fond of listening to music and he can get along well with other children. He enjoys musical or movable toys, playing balls, clapping hands and swaying his hips along with music. He is curious about new things and delicious food makes him happy. Levi has attached stable and close relationships with the caregivers. Levi is attending the center’s preschool and loves participating in the class games. He has some difficulties paying attention, but he will listen to someone close to him or someone he knows well. He is very polite and greets everyone he meets. This sweet boy is waiting for a family who will provide him with structure, love and the opportunity to continue his progress.

A $5,000 agency grant is available, and his orphanage donation has been reduced and could possibly be waived completely.

*** I am eligible for an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds.
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Howell

Boy, Born February 2007

Howell is a sweet blonde haired boy who was born with CP.  He is cognitively and physically delayed, and will really benefit from therapy and a loving family.

More photos available.

From his medical records:  spastic paraparesis with the dysfunction of the function of the pelvc organs. Deep mental delay, hypoplasia of the right testicle.

Howell is able to control his bowels, but not his urine.

May be available with Thomas.

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

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Jake

Boy, Born May 2007

From his medical records:  Perinatal hypoxicischemic damage of the CNS. Atrophy of the cerebral cortex.  Cord was wrapped around his neck at birth, Jake has CP as a result.

Travis, Troy, Jake, Nathan, Arnold, Garrett, Sammy, Harold, Harriet, Jordan and Russ were all listed together and may still be in the same region, if not orphanage.

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