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Other Angels Boys, 6-9

These beautiful children have already waited so long for a family to call their own! Every year it gets harder and harder to find experienced adoptive families for them. Your donations make it possible to re-write the course of their lives.

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Bazil and Bendek

Photo available angelBrothers

Boy, born Feb 2007
Healthy; Inharmonious development, below average provided for the ages. Speech defect, under the supervision of a speech therapist. Problems with memory and attention span. Very busy and impulsive.

Boy, born Sept 2005
Healthy. Inharmonious development, below average provided for the ages. Very busy and impulsive.

 

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

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

Tate and Piper #23

OSiblings; Piper (2004) and Tate (2005).

Tate is an active, lively and smiley child; he is suffering from asthma with predominantly allergic component; Bronchial asthma – atopical, moderately severe asthma, with moderately frequent fits. He is using inhaler for his asthma. He has been diagnosed with mild mental delay. He is self-oriented and is specially oriented. He is roughly oriented for time. His concentration is mildly decreased, the properties of attention are improving when he is doing an activity that he is interested in. His impressive speech is underdeveloped – his vocabulary is poor. His communication is mainly nonverbal, accompanied by mimics and gestures. He has good emotional background, positive emotions are predominant. He shows fear of situations accompanying child’s development. He understands instructions. He attends school activities and study hall. In classes he is quiet and calm. He is studying by an individual educational program and finished 2nd grade, and willingly works with the resource teacher.

Piper is motorically active. She is coordinated; she knows the position in her body in space, as well as all physical activities. She is familiar with her bodily expression; her fine motor skills are in the process of development. She has been diagnosed with mild mental delay. She seeks support, she need reminding when solving simple problems. Her notions are limited; she is self-oriented and is specially oriented. She has monomorphic dyslalia, she understands the meaning of words. She is lively and active. She is trying to be noticed and is positively influenced by praising. She frequently plays with her brother. When invited she participates in group activities. She is studying by an individual educational program and finished 3rd grade. When the setting is friendly and supporting she shows curiosity and interest for learning about objects, asks questions and if the approach is right she can establish closeness. She still has some problems with bedwetting but it now happens very rarely and sometimes in cases when she changes the environment.

Piper and Tate have been in orphanages all their lives. Tate brother has been in this orphanage (for children from 7 to 18 years of age) for over a year, and sister for about two years and that according to him there is a visible progress in the development of both kids, they both have been developing since they were placed in this orphanage.

These children are socially and educational neglected and given they are approached in the right way by specialists, they will compensate their educational and developmental deficits. Tate is more calm and introverted, and sister is more touchy and emotional.

These children are very attached to each other, they know they are brother and sister and they want to be adopted together because they have never lived separately. They are looking for each other – they have normal and “sweet” relationship between siblings and are happy together. When Piper was asked whether she wants to have a mommy, she said “I do not have a mommy but I want to have mommy very much and her to be a mommy for me and my brother”. These two children just need a chance and love, encouragement, support and personal attention. They really need to find their own family forever, who will show them the real meaning of the word “family”. A family who will help them catch up with the missed hugs, emotions, kisses – who will show them that there is someone, who really will love them forever and in this way they will have more and more motivation for mastering of knowledge and skills.

Because we only have these children’s file for a short time, they will not be able to receive donations until a family is found for them.

Lyndon #475

475_Photo_Jun11Boy, 7-years-old
Good general condition; delayed physical and neuro-psychological development; moderate mental delay; congenital anomalies syndrome predominantly affecting the facial area; pectus excavatus-while walking he slightly shuffles and rotates his right foot

Lyndon has good overall gross motor skills development. He seeks help from an adult and constant interaction with the staff members. He has underdeveloped speech, but understands what adults say. He eats independently and tries to wash himself independently; takes his shoes on/off and undresses by himself.

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.

Cailin

Cailin (1)

Boy, born February 2007
PRC
postoperative cleft palate; postoperative Congenital heart defect-ASD;
postoperative mesenteric lymphangiomainteractive (read below).

Cailin (2)

 

Cailin is outgoing and sweet. He is friendly and kind to others. He is delayed, especially when compared to his foster brother, Henry. He is able to learn and works very hard!  Cailin has had heart surgery and recovered well. He has a droopy eye. The woman who supervised his program believes he might have an arachnoid cyst that is impacting his eye. Cailin and Henry would love to be brothers!

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

Henry

Henry 3 Henry 1Boy, born June 2008
PRC
Post-op Congenital Heart Defect -TOF

 

Henry is diagnosed with post-op CHD-TOF. He is quite shy. His foster brother, Cailin, is the leader of these two. Henry has received heart surgery and has recovered very well. He was taking a nap in the kindergarten and was unhappy to be woken up to have his picture taken when Madison staff met him. He and Cailin are good brothers and are always together. Henry is a smart boy!

 

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

Fitz #471

Fitz update (3)Fitz6-year-old boy  (pic in yellow from 2009)

update from March 2014:

He has been diagnosed with chromosomopathy –chromosome 4 short-arm deletion (Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome); congenital eye anomaly – complete blindness of the right eye and partial blindness of the left eye; microcephalus; epilepsy treated with two anti-convulsion medications. Following the therapy, he has not had any seizures.

He is a bedridden child who turns his body sideways and crosses his legs. His legs do not support his body. He keeps his head upright when lifted from his bed. He cannot see, he does not follow objects with his eyes or look closely at them. He does not hold a toy that has been handed to him but he grabs hold of the bars of his crib.

This boy becomes still and smiles slightly when someone caresses his cheeks or speaks to him, in which case he listens intently, reacts to the sounds and trembles. He is calm and quiet in his time awake.

Update from June 2014. The boy is currently 6 years old. Despite his age, his development is greatly delayed in relation with his medical condition and diagnoses. He spends his time lying in a crib, in a room with two other bedridden children in very severe condition and one caregiver. He is currently placed in a hospital (part of the orphanage got transferred to a hospital and all their children who could benefit from constant medical attention are now placed there). He continues taking the two medications mentioned in his medical records for epilepsy. While there is some hope that some of the vision in his left eye might be preserved, according to the temporary substitute for the orphanage director, his hearing might be impaired as a result of neuritis.

He is still fed with a feeding tube and seems to accept food well as he has gained weight compared to the older photo of him and looks much heavier now. According to the orphanage, he gets some rehabilitation (a massage and respiratory gymnastics) every day from Monday to Friday.

He can now maintain a sitting position and the caregiver places him in a sitting position in his crib.

 

Carlton

photoboy

Boy, born May 2008
H-C
Cerebral Palsy

Carlton has cerebral palsy, but can sit up independently. He can also stand and will walk with assistance if you hold his hands. He has vision impairment, but can still see what is happening in the world around him. Carlton has no history of seizures since being in our care, but will likely require some level of medical care his whole life. He is nonverbal, but is often babbling and loves to have “conversations” with those around him.

$9.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Alex

AlexBoy, born January 2008
PRC
Limb different/arm deformity

Alex can be stubborn at times, but he gets along well with the little children and likes to play games with them. He is a team player and works well the class to do tasks together.

Alex is a very smart, lovely and active boy. He is very good at following instructions from his caretakers. He enjoys learning new things and showing off what he can do. He is waiting for a family that he can show off all he can do and be showered with their praise.

Alex has a $2,000 Special Focus grant with the agency.

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

Huey

Huey (1)

Huey (2)Boy, born May 2008
PRC
low weight baby when born, HIE with regional cerebral hemorrhage of the right side

 

Huey was found at the newborn department of the hospital when he was 2 ½ weeks old. He was diagnosed as low birth weight and HIE (hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy) with a cerebral hemorrhage on the right side. He has normal intellectual and body development, but currently he does show delayed language skills.

Huey is shy, compliant and quiet. He loves when someone plays with him and always laughs when playing with others. He can move his body to music and wave his little hands. He enjoys when others clap for him. Just think of the joy he would have with a supportive family clapping and cheering him on!

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

Christopher

Boy, born 01/19/08
T-HSA
Developmental Delay, Cerebral Schizencephaly, Visual Impairment in Right Eye, and Mild Physical Disabilities

Christopher lived with his family for the first year of his life. His family situation was very unstable and it is suspected that his birth father was physically abusive. Due to the birth mother and father’s inability to care for Christopher, he was placed for adoption. In May 2009, a CT was preformed on Christopher’s brain and cerebral atrophy of the right side of his brain was noted. In July 2010, an MRI was performed and he was found to have right cerebral schizencephaly and partial absence of the septum pellucidum. When he was placed in foster care, he was not able to roll over. After training, he rolled over, prone raised self on extended arms, and sat without support. He is now able to walk with support for extended periods of time. Christopher has also been diagnosed with developmental delays and visual impairment of the right eye.

Further medical information is available for any families interested in adopting this lovely boy.  There are able videos available of Christopher upon request.

$9.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Peter

photoboyBoy, born December 2007
H-C
Cerebral palsy, sickle cell anemia, kerion

Photos available.

Peter is 3 years old and has been at this home for almost 2.5 years.  Peter has cerebral palsy. He cannot sit independently, but he can hold his head up in his chair or during tummy time. He has a skin condition called, “kerion,” but this is usually fairly well controlled with special creams and shampoos. He has frequent muscle spasms and is on medication for seizures. In the past several months, we have seen Peter learn to express himself more, and are seeing more of his adorable smile!

 

From someone who works with him:
Resiliency only begins to describe Peter! This young boy has gone through so much medically, yet still finds the strength to smile through it all. No matter what, rubbing his head will produce a sweet smile of pure contentment and a look of peace in his eyes! Peter certainly has faced more than his share of medical challenges these past months. For quite some time, he was experiencing both scalp and skin issues that were resistant to seemingly all conventional treatments. After a long course of steroids and special mixtures of creams, Peter has finally experienced some relief and his skin is in the process of healing. While he has a history of seizures and is positive for sickle cell, both of those conditions are wonderfully under control with daily medications. Peter enjoys receiving special care and attention and really responds well to being able to attach to certain people he can trust.

 

$23.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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.

$63.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Beau

BeauBoy, born April 2008
PRC
Repaired cleft lip/palate and droopy eyelids.

 

Beau loves to run around and play outside with the other kids. He is timid and shy but very curious about the world around him. He is said to be on target developmentally and is loved by his caregivers.

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

Cody

Cody February 14Boy, born December 2007
PRC
Congenital Heart Defect

Cody had heart surgery on December 3, 2013. He has Tetralogy of Fallot. He can have simple communication with adults and likes to immitate. He can recite simple Chinese poems and can recognize some colors. He can stand, walk and jump. Since he just had surgery he has to take it slow. He likes to swing, slide and play with toys. He is friendly, likes to be with his teachers and plays well with the other children.

There are several videos of Cody.

http://youtu.be/TGw_cs4YHmI

http://youtu.be/zYHqEK5CDpU

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

Graham

Graham Photo 1 Mar-2013 (cropped)Handsome 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.

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

 

$5.40 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Nigel

Nigel Photo 2 rec. 12-3-12Nigel 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. Additional photos and video are available upon request from the agency.

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

Reese

Reese Photo 1 March 2014Reese Photo 4 Sept-2013Reese was born in April 2007 and has an infectious smile and piercing blue eyes. Reese has been diagnosed with strabismus, Spina bifida and hydrocephaly, receiving a shunt shortly after birth.

He is able to crawl with assistance, but cannot sit up without support. He receives physical and occupational therapy which has improved his head control. He enjoys books, blocks and singing songs. He is able to feed himself finger foods, such as bread and cookies. His caretakers say he is extremely smart and has an extensive vocabulary for his age. Currently he is completely immobile, but would really like to use a wheelchair like many of his friends. Any family interested in Reese will need to be prepared for obstacles that may come with his diagnoses.

Married couples are given preference due to child’s court appointed guardian in this case.

$18.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

 

Stephen

Stephen30421111111 (3)Guardian AngelBoy, born June 2006
Minimal brain dysfunction, pyramid insufficiency, secondary cardiomyopathy, anomalous chord of the left heart ventricle, hypermobility of hip joints, concomitant alternating convergent squint.

 

From a family who met him in late 2013:
Stephen was in Riley’s groupa.  We saw him a lot during our 7 weeks of visits.  He stood out because he’s 7 yo and taller than the other kids in his groupa of mostly 4-5 yo’s.  He is a SWEET, sweet boy.  He has a great smile with dimples.    He’s not overly active (not hyper).  Very obedient/cooperative and follows instructions and the flow of the groupa well.  An easy going kiddo.  He doesn’t seem to have very significant needs.  He functions very “typically”, maybe just mild delays.  One thing I’ll never forget about Stephen…  one time when we were invited to watch a performance the kids were putting on, we were one of the only people in the audience.  He stood there, singing and doing the body motions to the production just as well as could be.  He kept looking right at my husband and I like he was performing just for us.  He just seemed to love having someone be there for him and encourage him, and nod and smile and let him know he was doing a good job.  He was working so hard to do his best and he did so well!  It was sweet and sad all at the same time….knowing we weren’t his mama and papa and he didn’t have anyone there to give him that recognition forever, that he so appreciated.  He would make such a delightful son!  We would have brought him home too but were only homestudy approved for one boy.   He’s in a good orphanage that provides good care and services.  But who knows where he’ll be transferred to when they no longer have space for him (he’s already over age.)  I have pictures and video of him.  Such a kind, happy little boy….he needs a family!!!

Large families welcome; married couples only.

$1,120.84 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Gage

40224204453  GageBoy, born May 2004 (old picture)
Visual impairment, slight mental delay without behavioral disorders

 

$14.40 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Vandy #3-11

Boy, Age: 6
Diagnosis: Poly-malformative syndrome – facial dysmorphism, microretrognathia, underdeveloped and deformed right ear with mildly narrowed ear canal; Congenital cardiac malformation – almost closed perimembranous inter-chamber defect with mild left-right shunt; Kidney anomaly – ectopic right kidney; Atopic dermatitis; Lagging behind in the neuro-psychical development.

We have several photos and video clips of him. A current update on his development is coming soon.

Additional photos are available.
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.

Wesley

BOY, born January 2008

 

From his medical records:    internal hydrocephalus, multi cystic encephalomalacia, convulsive disorder, hernia, secondary cardiomyopathy, patent foramen ovale, anomalous chord of the left heart ventricle, secondary optic atrophy

 

Wesley is now available for international adoption, as he is 5 years old.

 

$108.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Korbin

KorbinBoy, born January 2008
PRC
Autism

Korbin is 5 years old and has autism. He still needs adults help to put on and take off his clothes and needs reminders when to do some things like going to the bathroom. Even though he need some help when eating, he is not a picky eater! His favorite foods are dumplings and fruits. His foster family says that he has good motor development and is very coordinated. Korbin is a quiet boy and doesn’t speak. He likes to listen to music and play with toys by himself. He just started studying in the kindergarten class.

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

Tripp

Tripp2 TrippBoy, born March 2008
PRC
Arrhythmia, mental delays

 

Tripp is a bright boy who likes studying and playing with his classmates. He also likes music and dancing. He is growing up healthy and happy. He is a lovely child!!

Tripp has a $2,000 agency grant.

$93.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Hayden (L)

Boy, Born July 2005
has siblings (not available for adoption)
Autism

January 2010:   Psychical and physical developmental delays. He cannot name colors, geometrical shapes, and he does not understand the concepts of size and amount. He is not interested in toys and does not play with them. He gets aggitated when someone lightly provokes him. He does not participate in general children activities. Stereotypical movements are noticed (swinging, swaying, rocking). Phonemic hearing is not developed, his audion perception is delayed, speech pronunctiation delays, and his vocabulary is narrow. His balance and coordination are delayed.

Hayden is active and curious, he is interested in his surroundings. His comprehensive language is limited, he speaks using the sentences of two-four words. He often repeats the heard word several times. He likes active games and active activities, however he prefers to play alone. He likes singing, dancing, and enjoys musical activities. He struggles to communicate, collaborate, and play with peers. He has trouble paying attention. He has no interest in toys and prefers playing with things like a tape-recorder, tv, electrical switch, etc. He does not know his colors. He could be characterized as quite impatient and impulsive. Independence skills are under developed. He eats independently, he needs help from an adult to dress and undress and to do all hygienic tasks. He seeks out attention from adults in various manners. He likes helping in daily chores by dusting, wiping off the table, and tidying the toys. He cannot express his opinion.

$793.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Jamison #470

JamisonBoy, born 2005
Moderate mental delays, speech delays

 

Jamison could benefit from additional therapies. He does not establish verbal contact.  He pronounces unintelligible sounds and reacts when his name is called. He communicates with few children but initiates interaction with adults. He has good play skills, and he has good basic hygiene.

 

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.

Jasper and Jasmin

boy

 

girlBoy/girl twins, born 2007
epileptic and sensomotoric conditions

 

Jasper and Jasmin live with a foster family, and are currently available for adoption.

 

The agency will be able to request pictures for serious inquiries.

$33.30 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Koda

KodaBoy, born December 2007
PRC
Cerebral Palsy

 

Koda is a handsome boy who is doing very well developmentally. His cerebral palsy seems to be more on the mild side. He can run around and likes to play. Can’t you see this sweet boy playing at the park with his new family?

 

$67.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Parker

BOY, born March 20, 2005
 
 
Parker is a handsome boy with big brown eyes!  He is moderately cognitively delayed, and has a secondary cardiopathy.  Parker will be a wonderful son!

 

 

$102.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

 
  

Eldon (L)

Boy, born September 2004
has siblings (not available for adoption)
Farsighted; convergent squint; inborn heart disease: open arterial duct; mixed developmental delay; pseudobulbaric disartria

He has a speech delay. Psychomotor developmental delay since birth. He has had necrotic enterocolitis, lungs inflammation, cataralic ears inflammation, stomatitis, chickenpox, and hip joint inflammation of the right leg.

Eldon is described as sensitive, impulsive, and on the offensive. When he cries it takes him a long time to calm down. He seeks out contact from familiar adults, wants attention, and his cognitive communication is dominating. He avoids new surroundings and situations, he is careful with strangers, he will engage after getting to know someone. He does not communicate with children often. He will occasionally join in collective games, but he prefers to play alone. He especially likes blocks and cars as well as doing puzzles, mosaics, and constructing things.

It is recommended that he sees a cardiologist, speech therapist, and physical therapist once home.

$175.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Sawyer and Finn

Brothers (3)Brothers (1)

Sawyer – older brother (wearing orange)
Boy, born January 2002
Farsightedness, astigmatism

 

 

Finn – younger brother
Boy, born March 2005
Congenital cleft palate, inguinal hernia, scrotocele, developmental delays

Brothers (4)

 

 

 

 

$509.90 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Francis

Boy, born Oct 2004

This young man has a deep mental delay, and cerebral palsy.

From a family who met him in 2011:

Sweet Francis needs a family.  He does not currently sit up, but I think he probably could if he were given an opportunity to be out of his chair and get stronger.  Overall, Francis seems to be physically healthy, aside from his CP.  I suspect his cerebral palsy

 

affects his upper and lower body.  He is very tight.  More concerning is his emotional well being.  Francis does not get much mental stimulation or interaction, outside of his immediate basic needs.  The caregivers are kind and do love him, but are unsure what to do with him.  He gets good basic care.  He is fed and is clean.  He is not left in a crib.  He sits in his orange chair all day long.  I tried to talk to Francis and touch him.  He is very uncomfortable with touch, but he has the sweetest blue eyes and I know that the right family could draw this little boy out of his shell.  Please someone, take a chance on Francis.  He will thrive with the proper care and stimulation.

$1,385.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Emery

31112181246 EmeryBoy, born July 2007

Convergent squint (operated), slight mental delay, fetal alcohol syndrome, epileptic reaction (affective-respiratory seizures), nanism of somatogenic genesis

 

$18.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

 

 


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Brad

BradBoy, born April 2006
PRC
post-op spinal growth, Lower limb paralysis

Brad came into care when he was 2 years old because he developed a growth on his spinal column. His family was not able to care for his needs but after coming into care Brad was able to have surgery to remove the growth. Due to this surgery, he is not able to use his legs to walk. Since Brad cannot feel his legs, he does need assistance going potty. All of this does not stop him from doing great in school and learning! He is very smart and creative. Brad has a great sense of humor and is always smiling and laughing!

$13.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Liam

Liam 2014 (2)Boy, born March 2006

Cerebral Palsy, significant mental delays

 

Not a great picture, but Liam is a cutie!   Even though he has CP, it’s nice to see him in a place that has him up and about.
Large families welcome, married couples only.
From a family who met him in 2014: This little guy tried for 5 minutes to get my attention before I could come over to him. Although he is mostly nonverbal, his receptive language is good, and he was able to follow instructions and respond to our conversation. I asked what he could do physically, and he immediately began pushing the cover back and trying to flip over, to show me he could roll, and pull up on the side of the bed. He is very sweet, and so very much wants OUT of the bed and to be up walking, but without proper medical intervention and regular therapy, he won’t be able to. His outgoing, sunny personality is absolutely wonderful! His biological mother died 4 years ago, and he entered the orphanage then, so he had that solid foundation of a loving mom during the important years. From a CP perspective- all four limbs are involved, and he has high tone in his torso that makes it difficult for him to sit up, because when he gets excited, his tone kicks in and it flattens him back out. He also has significant spasticity in his legs, particularly in his heel cords and hamstrings. That is something that in the USA might be treated with a medicine like Baclofen, which would allow him more flexibility. He’s very affectionate and easygoing, and constantly tries to get up and move around like the other kids. He just really needs a family to help him reach his potential!

$101.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Jace #37

JaceBoy, Age: 7
Diagnosis: cognitive delays

Jace was placed in foster care at the age of 4. He was given a diagnosis of infantile Autism in 2011. That diagnosis has been questioned, based on Jace’s development and lack of indicators for Autism. He has been attending a day program for children with special needs for over 2 years and he continues to progress in all aspects of his development.

We will receive an updated report on his current development soon. Reports from 2012 indicate that at that time, his gross motor skills are not delayed. He walks, runs, climbs stairs independently, etc. He can feed himself, was beginning to toilet train & was mastering other self-help skills such as getting dressed/undressed without assistance. He interacts with other children and adults. He plays with toys. His expressive speech is delayed, but he does understand what is said to him.

There are several additional photos and videos of him from 2012. In the videos, he is playing with toys, making eye contact and responding (by following directions) when spoken to. New photos and videos will be available soon.
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.

William and Tommy

William (DOB 11/17/06)
Special Needs: developmental delays, autism symptoms, mild thoracic scoliosis, strabismus

Tommy (DOB 08/07/08)
Special Needs: Developmental delays, congenital thalassemia

T-HSA

William is considered to be a sweet and considerate boy, he helps other children clear up their toys and is “the teacher’s wonderful little helper”. William’s foster mother has been working with him on his emotional control and stability, he is becoming more stable through her guidance and comfort. His schooling is helping him to progress in his learning though he continues to receive speech training through a Speech Language Pathologist.

Tommy has adapted very well to his foster family as well. He has developed a close relationship with his foster mother and seeks her attention. His emotions have also stabilized and he gets along well with his foster sister as well. He is very independent and can follow directions and warnings well. He also loves to go to school though he is about one year behind children of his age – it has been recommended that he needs more social stimulations and his therapy seems to be helping him catch up.

William and Tommy are looking for a forever home where they can be cared for and loved together!

$5,000.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Oskar

Oskar April2014OskarBoy, born November 2005
PRC
Thalassemia B

Oskar is small for his age, but has no trouble keeping up with the other kids. He is active and outgoing. He attends kindergarten where he gets average grades. He likes to sing and his speech is clear and articulate. He lives with a foster family, gets along well with other children, and has a healthy appetite. He can count all the way to 100, write his name, and likes to draw pictures of rabbits, which he called his friends. He has a beautiful smile.

Oskar receives monthly blood transfusions to treat his thalassemia.

Update 4/2014- The director of the agency states that out of all the kids she has met (and she has met MANY), she has 3 boys who are her favorites. She calls them her babies. Oskar is one of them! She wants him to find a family so badly- she just loves him! She says that he is so sweet and a very nice boy. Oskar has a great personality and makes great eye contact. He repeats everything that is said in English like a little parrot. Oskar is just a little sponge and is inquisitive and wants to learn English. He has a lot of friends and lives with a foster brother who he is so sweet to. They could not get the foster brother to open up so Oskar came over and sat down with him to help.
Oskar needs a family immediately so that he can receive consistent medical care for his condition and remain healthy.

$8.10 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Jeremiah

Boy, born July 2007
Ectodermal dysplasia (anhidrotic)

 

$54.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

 

 

Kirk

KirkBoy, born December 2007
PRC
Limb Differences

Kirk just turned 6 years old and his favorite pets are puppies! Kirk has limb differences in both his hands and feet . He is able to pick up items with both hands, and is working on learning new things around the orphanage. Kirk can walk and is getting stronger and better at this. Developmentally, he is on target. He knows all of his friends names, can express all of his needs, and is very talkative. Listening to music, watching cartoons, and singing are some of Kirk’s favorite things to do.

$13.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Porter

Porter 2013Guardian Angel

BOY, Born August 10, 2005

PORTER HAS BEEN TRANSFERRED TO AN INSTITUTION!

 

Don’t mind this pink shirt, Porter is a BOY.    He is HIV+, stage 3.   He is cognitively delayed as well, and has some paralysis on half of his body.

From his medical records:   HIV stage 3, without immunosuppression, delay of psychomotor and speech development, bacillosis

Update 2013:    Severe mental retardation, HIV, congenital heart disease

 

$11,007.40 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Jerry

Jerry (2) Jerry (1)Boy, born November 2006
PRC
Blind

Jerry is blind and participates in a program that provides high quality care and education for orphans who are blind or visually impaired. He loves to play with all toys and is very social with his friends. He especially enjoys playing and running around outside, snack time, and getting presents. Jerry has great motor skills, and can put on his own clothes, wash his face, and eat on his own. He is very intelligent and does well in school. He is very independent and whenever we want to film a child doing self-help skills, we always ask Jerry if we can film him because he is so independent and confident. He walks very well with his cane and he can go to the shops on his own and buy things (with an adult following to make sure he is ok-he is only 6 years old after all!) Jerry ran in the (mini) marathon in October 2013 and he often goes to the park to run 3-5km. He is a good listener and plays well with others, though sometimes he can be a bit mischievous. Though he is very good at his studies, he often gets nervous before a test. He really likes going to school and he now studies how to use the cane, read and write in Braille and studies all of the normal school subjects. He is very clever and picks up new concepts quickly. He would be an amazing son!Guardian Angel

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

Brandon

Boy, Born November 2005

NEW PHOTO!  And what a blessing, too!  Look how handsome he is!

Brandon is a sweet little boy who was born with CP.   Brandon is socially and emotionally delayed. Whether his delays are simply from institutionalization or have a congenital basis is unknown. Only when he is a wanted part of a loving family and given access to proper medical and educational interventions can his true potential be revealed.

He is also said to have significant speech delays. He has crossed eyes and astigmatism.

Brandon is blessed to still be at the baby house.  He is facing the institution. More photos available.

$5,437.59 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Paulo

PauloBoy, born December 2007
PRC
small head deformity, developmental dysplasia of right hip, Cerebral palsy

While Paulo’s language development is not good and he is not very expressive, he has a strong imitating ability. His caretakers report that he is an introvert, but that he also likes following other people to do things. His left limbs are not flexible and he needs help to put on clothes and shoes. Paulo is a good eater and a sound sleeper.

$13.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Easton

40402210550 (2)Boy, born July 2006

Multiple congenital malformations, condition similar to CP.

 

Nevermind the pink — Easton is a boy!

Easton smiles, reacts to familiar adults, toys.  Look at that gorgeous smile — are those dimples?

From a family who met him in March 2014:

Easton is an incredibly cheerful little boy. The nannies told us that he is smart and talks with them, though we were also told that he is delayed. In fairness, Easton spends almost all of his time in a crib. He would either be sitting or laying when we saw him.

Easton always seemed to be very aware of what was happening around him. One day when a nanny was getting our son ready for his visit, we did a little dance behind her and Easton laughed. He would often smile brighter when we would wave at him across the room while picking up our son on our visits. I believe Easton would flourish in his own family.

 

$145.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Colton

ColtonBoy, born March 2005
PRC
Cerebral Palsy and Hep B+

Colton is diagnosed with cerebral palsy and hepatitis b positive. He received selective dorsal rhizotomy surgery in 2010, followed by rehabilitation training and participation in Little Sister education. Colton is described as open, smart, and lovely. He likes talking with people and expresses himself well. He enjoys playing with other children, is polite, and helps care for the younger children. Colton participates in recreational actives and does well in sports. He likes drawing, listening to stories, dancing and singing. He performs well in school. Colton’s report quotes that he is “excellent, strong, also responsible.” An orphanage project team visited with Colton last summer.

$9.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Drew

40309115511 Drew-00140309115511 DrewBoy, born January 2007
CP spastic dyplegia with severe movement disorders, partial atrophy of right eye optic disc, amblyopia of the right eye, cognitive deficiency

 

 

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

Andrey

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Andrey (1)Boy, born Nov 2004
PRC
Hydrocephalus

Andrey has normal physical and mental development. At the age of 1 year, he responded to calling of his name, was able to figure out strangers and acquaintances. At the age of 2 years, he could take out building blocks from a cup, be cooperative when putting on clothes and respond to asking of his things. At the age of 3 years, he could find dropped toys and walk with one hand held. At the age of 4 years, he could ask “what’s this?” on his initiative, know the meanings of inner, outer, big, small, dress independently, wash his hands, and speak simple and short sentences. Now he is able to sing simple nursery rhymes, knows simple shapes, figure colors, and answers simple questions. Since he has hydrocephalus, he cannot walk steadily and he walks slowly. Usually he enjoys reading books and playing toys. He is an active, outgoing, and lovely little boy who has a quick smile.

$5.80 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Justin

Justin Asia (2) Justin Asia (1)Boy, born 2005
PRC
Thalassemia

Justin does not always go to school because of blood transfusions.  He is behind in each aspect compared to other children. Now he can go up and down stairs, can jump off the ground, can draw lines with holding pen, can draw circle, likes painting; knows “big and small”, “inside and outside”, “more and less” and “left and right”; recognize color of “red, yellow, blue, green, white and black”.  He can count from 1 to 10, but does not know number because of not receiving regular education.

His general language ability – he is talkative and can communicate simply, like telling you where he goes but not clearly. At the aspect of self-management, he can eat alone, can go to the toilet, can put on and off the clothes and socks. He also is a good helper, likes helping the caretaker do things like fetching things, helping the younger children.

$9.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Russ

Boy, born August 2005

URGENT:  FACING IMMINENT TRANSFER to the INSTITUTION

Russ’s profile says “goloproentsephaliy” which is unclear, other than there’s some condition with his brain.  It’s unclear if it’s a physical or mental condition.

It has been suggested that his ‘goloproentsephaliy’ may actually be holoprosencephaly like Catherine 9HA, but it would be a milder form than hers i.e. lobar or semi-lobar holoprosencephaly, rather than alobar.

$102.90 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Brayden

Brayden eating31209224312 (3)Boy, born September 2004
Mental delays; he does not talk. He is very active.

 

From someone who met him in 2013:
Brayden looks to be about 4 years old, not 9. He’s a very energetic and happy little boy. He would always run up to the missionaries. He is in the same groupa as Collier. He loved it when we went outside, and when the older boys swung him around. He also loved swinging on the bench swing and on one of the bouncy cars. He has some speech sounds, but it is very difficult to understand. Brayden is also very caring, and has the most infectious smile. I believe he would be a very good fit in a family.

Update March 2014:
He is a very enthusiastic and high energy little guy with obvious microcephaly. He spoke, but very minimally, and makes a lot of other noises- squeals and such. he is very assertive, especially when it comes to getting something he wants (like candy and fruit!) and seems to have poor proprioceptive input, and is unaware of how frequently he bounces into people and things lol (very common with FAS, and typically addressed through an improved sensory diet and occupational therapy, for more info, read about the Out of Sync Child). He seems like a sweet little boy.

$9.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Jordan

Jordan_2014 Boy, born January 2005
Cerebral palsy and spastic tetraparesis
Jordan does NOT have Down syndrome.  He seems very tiny for his age.  This sweet boy could really thrive in a family!

Updated picture (left):  March 2014

$7,787.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Chase

Chase (1)Guardian AngelBoy, Born July 2007

Chase is a handsome Roma boy with dark hair, olive skin and giant brown eyes.   He needs a loving family of his own to bring him out of his shell and to finally feel comfortable and safe.

From his medical records:  obvious mental delay, poor understanding, almost does not speak, nervous, not even-tempered.

 

$71.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Presley

PresleyBoy, Born March 2008
Significant mental delays

What a CUTIE!   Presley is a sweet boy with blonde hair and bright blue eyes.  He is a very happy and affectionate child.

 

From his medical records:  leukemia, delay of psychological and motor development, skull deformation (almost flat on the back), congenital isotropy of both eyes (crossed eyes)

Presley will benefit so greatly from having a loving family!  More photos available.

Updated Nov 2013:
He is a very sweet child. Seemed to listen to instructions well. Participated in group activities (like dance and singing). Longing for attention, affection, and stimulation.  He does not currently have leukemia; but he has mental delays, and his head is very flat.

 

The back of his head is very flat,

$2,530.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

 

Harry

Harry (1)Boy, born August 2006
PRC
Low vision

Harry has low vision but he can see quite a lot and he is very confident in his surroundings. He can see and recognize people and shapes, and he loves watching TV and playing with an iPad. His fine motor skills are good. Harry has lived in a foster home August 2013 that provides high quality care and education for orphans who are blind or visually impaired.He has lived with a foster family since he was young and he went to his local primary school. He is very clever and his school were worried that they didn’t have the resources to be able to teach him everything he wanted to know, so he came to his current program. A few days after he arrived, his teachers realized that he was too clever to still be at primary school and so he moved up to the higher program immediately. Harry is a lovely boy who charms everyone that he meets. He loves to talk! He is very active and likes to play, get picked up and start tickling matches. He is the King of tickling! He could easily go to a mainstream school and learn with sighted children.

$4.73 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Andersen

AndersonBoy, born June 2007
PRC
Congenital Heart Defect

Andersen is 6 years old and the life of the party. He had surgery when he was very young because he had CHD. Since then, he has been feeling better! Andersen is able to play with friends and loves to dance and sing. He is very smart and loves to ask questions. He is a great eater and his favorite food is sweet fruit. Andersen’s caregivers say that he is a typical boy that loves anything with wheels!

From an adoption advocate who met him summer 2013:
I met this 6 year old boy with CHD. This little guy had so much energy and was ALL BOY running around and playing and showing off for us. I was alone in a stairwell with him and nearly fainted when he jumped from the halfway point on a flight of stairs to beat me to the bottom! I tried to scold him but he gave me one of those smiles that led me to believe he was gonna do it again on the next flight…yep… This little guy is so full of life and just adorable!!! I imagine he keeps his foster mother on her toes! He was very curious about us and followed us all over the orphanage building.

$9.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Mario #34

Mario (1)Boy, Age: 8
Diagnosis: Mild mental delays

 

Mario was transferred from an orphanage setting to a foster family home in 2012 and ever since then he is constantly progressing and compensating his delays. He enjoys walks in the park, visits at the zoo and loves to go to the swimming pool. He is an affectionate and kind-hearted boy who truly deserves to have a family of his own.

Additional photos available.

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.

Rupert

Rupert (2)

Rupert (1)Boy, born July 2007
PRC
Blind, Autistic Tendencies

Rupert is blind and participates in a program that provides high quality care and education for orphans who are blind or visually impaired. Every child has an individual education plan and the goal is to allow them to be independent and live life to the fullest. Rupert is a lovely little boy who has autistic tendencies and learning needs. He is in a primary school class for children with special needs where he gets lots of one-on-one time with his teachers and he has speech therapy classes where he has been making incredible progress. Rupert is a very active little boy who loves exploring his environment. Like most children, he can turn anything into a toy! He really enjoys meeting new people, and will often grab the hand of a visitor and twirl around, or pull an adult to the floor so he can climb all over them. He loves to be tickled and cuddled. He is also a good dancer and gets really excited whenever his Ayi puts on Chinese music. His little legs and feet move to the rhythm! Rupert prefers one on one contact, and has a hard time sitting still for activities. He is very active and prefers to run around and play. He enjoys being snuggled at night and read a children’s story before he goes to sleep. Rupert has a beautiful smile with adorable, mischievous dimples.

$4.73 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Nicki

NickiBoy, born June 2004
PRC
Cerebral Palsy

Nicki is 9 and a half and has been living in a foster family since 2006. When he came to the orphanage he was just over 2 years old. Nicki was diagnosed with cerebral palsy. Since then, the orphanage has been working with him and he has made so much progress. Nicki is able to walk with holding on to items and he is going to school. His caregivers say that Nicki is extroverted, kind, and loves to play with his friends. He is able to express his needs with my words, and he is very clever!

$100.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Telvin

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Boy, born August 2006
H-C
Moebius Syndrome

Telvin has some cognitive delays and behavioral issues, but we have seen huge progress in him over the past year. Telvin can walk and perform basic self-care skills, such as getting dressed and going to the toilet. He is verbal, although does not speak in complex sentences and is sometimes difficult to understand. He loves to sing! Telvin can easily follow simple commands (go get the plate, etc), and can ask for what he needs. He received glasses for a vision impairment. Telvin is a very smart little guy who definitely knows what he likes!

$18.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

 

Willie

Willie (1)

Willie (2)Boy, born Feb 2008
PRC
Congenital symphalangism of both hands and feet, congenital left diaphragmatic hernia, bronchial asthma

 

Willie has characteristics of Apert syndrome, but not a formal diagnosis in his file.

 

Willie was found abandoned at the age of 3 weeks. He has normal intellectual developmental. He has polydactylia of both hands, polydactyl of both feet. Willie can count to 12 and is able to imitate drawing by using both hands to hold the pen. He gets along well with others and loves to do jigsaw and build with blocks. Willie enjoys the playground, especially the slide.

His caretakers find him a lovely child and they hope for him to have a family of his own soon. He is very interested in his surroundings and loves to taste food. Willie would be a great chef’s helper and willing taste tester for family meals!

Additional photos and information available for inquiring families.

$75.60 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Gavin

GavinBoy, born May 2006
PRC
post op CL/CP Hep B carrier

Gavin is a fun loving boy who just started school at home last September. He is learning a lot and is so happy to finally be able to count numbers and different objects he sees. Gavin is still working on learning his colors. Gavin is a charmer and he loves getting to play with his friends. His doctors have corrected his cleft palate and lip and they note that he is a Hep B carrier. Gavin can hear well but he still must eat softer foods. His favorite thing is to watching little bear cartoons and play with cars and legos.

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

Edward

Edward (2)

Edward (1)Boy, born June 2004
PRC
Blind

Edward participates in a program that provides high quality care and education for orphans who are blind or visually impaired. When he first arrived he was very afraid of the unknown, especially sounds that he hadn’t heard before. He didn’t want to talk to strangers or touch anything new. He preferred to play by himself instead of with the other children. Today Edward is one of the most energetic, outgoing kids at his home. He loves to do everything fast–sometimes you can see him running down the hill to his house waving his cane in the air, even though he is completely blind! He doesn’t want to miss a second of the fun. Edward loves to sing and dance. He often makes his ayi’s laugh with his silly dance moves. He enjoys playing with a variety of toys, but especially with the cars. He is always cheerful and likes to play with everyone. Edward ran in the mini marathon in October 2013 and he often goes to the park to run 3-5km. Physical education is one of his favorite activities at school, but Edward is good at other subjects as well. He is the best in his class at Braille, and also is a very good English student. His only hindrance is that he loves to be active so much he has a hard time sitting still, so we have set up a special program where he gets to run on a treadmill before he goes in to class so that he can focus on his studies. We’re very proud of the active, fun boy Edward has become!

$4.73 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Toby

40502225853 Toby (1)Boy, born early 2005
Celiac disease

 

 

$221.40 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Jacque

Jacque (2)

Jacque-001Boy, born November 2006
PRC
Cerebral palsy

Jacque is lovely, open, and ready to smile. He has language dysfunction due to his CP. He can walk with a walker and can understand simple directions. Jacque has difficulty with chewing function. He likes playing with other kids and watching cartoons. His caregivers and the other kids like him.

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

Bonn

31030224641 BonnBoy, born October 2007
Moderate mental delay, convergent concomitant alternating strabismus

 

$9.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Deacon

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Deacon (2)Boy, born October 2007
PRC
Epilepsy, delayed development, Cerebral palsy

Deacon is active and restless. He likes helping the nurturer do things and has a strong imitating ability. He follows her to clean the floor and put the chopsticks on the table. His language development is not good, but he can express his thoughts. He likes playing with other kids. The nurturer tells him stories about having a dad and mom. He express his willingness to have his own dad and mom.

$9.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Jovan (L)

Jovan B262Boy, born June 2007
mixed developmental disorder and FAS

Update from Dec 2012:
After arrival the boy had attachment difficulty to the other children, had hard time while sleeping, was angry and upset, would not play with other children, his language was not clear, would cry without reason, would not eat and only chew the food, had difficulty walking.

Now Jovan’s language is clear, he has learned to dress himself, and washes himself without help.  His walking skill improved very much, his walk is good, runs, walks up and down the stairway, but due to the delayed development he sometimes makes movements with his hands and it seems that it is hard to control this.

Jovan is very good boy, likes to be closed to a person, communicates with social worker, is sensitive. He has good memory, likes to tell stories and is very happy when the care giver is listening to him and asks questions as he likes to answer the questions. Is able to learn a short poem by heart, likes to play and participate at the musical activities. Has a very good sense for rhythm, dances. Likes to work with puzzles, and coloring books. Can name animals, colors, knows letters and numbers, is very noticeable and polite. But sometimes is upset and stubborn, it is observed if communication with him is gentle his stubbornness disappears and he becomes of a very good mood.

$212.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Matty

30930134543Boy, born March 2005
Cerebral palsy, lower spastic paraparesis, delay of mental development of the child with organic lesion of the central nervous system, bilateral uranostaphyloschisis after plastic surgery, subatrophy of both eyes’ optic nerves, shortsightedness of both eyes, horizontal nystagmus, flat feet

 

 

$5.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

 

 

Luca

LucaBoy, born 2005
Autism

 

Luca is all boy!  He adores mechanical devices and toys, with any action involved.  He can spend a long time concentrating, studying the secrets of mechanics.  Most of the time he plays alone as it isn’t easy for him to interact with others. When he gets tired of talking he goes to a corner and sits there for a long time. There are not many chances for him to be alone at the orphanage.

Luca prefers routines; it’s hard for him to deal with changes in his surroundings. The usual routine, having the same people around and things in usual places create for him an illusion of steadiness and reliability in his world. It calms him down and gives him some confidence. Unfortunately, soon Luca will have to drastically change his life. But, it would be better for him if he gets used to a foster home than to the institution.

Although he is a thin boy, he likes to eat. His mood changes like the weather on a spring day. He could be crying one moment and the next moment laughing. Classes are not always interesting to him but. He appreciates when some adults help him with his homework.

$68.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Simeon

Guardian AngelBorn October 2007

Simeon is a beautiful Roma child with dark hair and big brown eyes.  He is significantly delayed, and diagnosed with cerebral palsy.  We are trying to get more information on his social history.  Simeon is a fraternal twin, whose sister has already been adopted.

Simeon has an older sister who is available for adoption, and in the same orphanage.  We hope to have more information on her soon.

 

Simeon is described as mostly non-verbal, and is not able to walk on his own.  There just seems to be so much potential for him in a family environment.  He is already an outcast because of his darker skin and will be left institutionalized – and likely bedridden — if not adopted.

 

From a family who visited with him in 2011:  Simeon is barely responsive to stimuli, but I believe that could change if he received regular, loving attention.  I didn’t observe any of the orphanage workers spending much time interacting with him.  There were times that I was able to get him to smile and grip my hand.  After a few days, he was even able to clap!  But most of the time he is staring off in any direction and seems completely unable to control most of his movements.  He was always either lying down or propped up in a sitting position.  I never heard him speak.  I also never heard him cry or fuss. Overall, a very calm child.

Married couples only, larger families and older parents welcome.

$3,132.30 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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.

$81.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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!

$36.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Matthew

Matthew photo 1Boy, born November 2007
PRC
Facial Angiomalosis

Matthew is an active, energetic, and extroverted 5 year old little boy. He enjoys playing games and gets along well with the other children. He is fond of listening to music and singing. Apart from Facial Angiomalosis, the results of his other routine examinations are normal. His condition is not infectious. He can write his own name, count from 1-100, and tie his own shoes. He can communicate with adults and can write some simple characters and his own name. Matthew can also distinguish all kinds of colors, fruits, and transport tools. He is able to help his aunt around the house and can dress himself. He likes playing balls with other children. Matthew is a talkative child with quick reaction. Matthew is able to pick up peanuts with chopsticks, catch a ball thrown to him, and can walk 2m forward tiptoe against heel alternately. His caregivers describe him as a lovely and cute child.

$19.80 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Brody and Auggie

Brody (on the left) born April 2006

Auggie (on the right) born March 2005
Rough mental delay, partial atrophy of eye nerves, cerebral palsy, Epilepsy
From someone who met Brody in 2011 and Auggie in 2012:

Brody and Auggie are sweet little boys who appear to have some sort of genetic disorder that causes developmental delays and self-harming behaviors. They are not aggressive towards others, only towards themselves, and these behaviors can be halted temporarily by picking either boy up and spinning him around. Brody is able to walk, and can drink from a cup without help. He is not quite able to feed himself, but is willing to try. Auggie was in a laying room for over a year, but after only 3 months of physical therapy is now sitting independently and working on learning to stand. Both boys have wonderful, heart stealing smiles. Brody appears to be in his own world much of the time, and loves things that crinkle or light up, and things shaped like sticks, as well as hands, gloves, feet and socks. He shows numerous signs of autism, which may or may not be environmental. Auggie loves things that crinkle or light up, slinkies, music, and tv. He is more interactive than Brody, and appears to lift his arms up to indicate he would like to be held. This is the only form of communication I observed from either of the boys. The boys are currently living in separate orphanages. I pray a family will reunite these brothers together in one family, where they can receive all the love and attention they need to meet their full potential!

We hope a family will consider adopting them TOGETHER.

More pictures available.

$7,522.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Jake

Boy, Born May 2007

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

 

$2,157.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Nathan

Boy, born September 2004

 

This handsome fellow has a mild mental delay.   Can't you just imagine him in a family with a bunch of siblings to chase around outside?  He's clearly not a fan of stopping his play for picture time :)

 

 

$123.80 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

 

 

Kristopher

kristopher
Boy, born September 2004
Cerebral paulsy, spastic diplegia, mental delay, epileptic syndrome, crossed eyes.

 

Look at the bright smile on this handsome boy!  Kristopher has cerebral palsy and is cross-eyed, but would do so well in a family of his own!

Update from someone who met him in summer 2013:
Kristopher is one of those wise old souls. He is very intelligent and loves it when adults come and visit him. He’s also quite the charmer – the head of Child Services for the region was so charmed with him she gave him a life-sized stuffed crocodile for a present! Kristopher loves his classes at the orphanage and always strives to please the teacher, and he has many friends. He also loves music – one of the other missionaries let him play with her harmonica the first day and every day after that he asked for “the thing that blows”. He has some strabismus and gets around well in his wheelchair. The director would love for a family to adopt him, and she says he would do well.

Update March 2014:
This kid is awesome!!!  He’s a very healthy weight, quite strong in his upper body (which appears to be not affected or just minimally affected by the CP), and although his spasticity in his legs is obvious, he still is able to stand from sitting in the wheelchair, and walk while pushing the wheelchair.  He rolls his own wheelchair, however, since the chair he is in is too big for him, and not designed to be self-propelled by the rider, he has to lean very far over one side to reach the wheel.  For those familiar with CP- his heel cords are tight and feet are pointed downwards.  He has very little ROM in the right foot, but some in the left.  He legs are “scissored”, with the right pulled slightly over the left, indicating involvement of the adductors in the spasticity.  He has tightness in his hamstrings. Without a full medical exam and some PT, I don’t know how much is just spasticity or whether it could be contractures- but even with those restrictions, he is still able to stand and walk some.  His torso seems strong and his neck does as well.  He is a very sweet boy- a bit shy and quiet in his responses at first (although he grinned and giggled the entire time, very pleased with the attention), but smart as well.  He very, very, very much wants a family- in fact, he is the one who heard we were there for our daughter, and found the director and begged her to bring his family to him as well.  He has great motivation to walk and move around, and very much wants to be a typical boy, but without the medical care for his CP, his options here are limited.  He is about the height of a typical 8 year old, but solid in weight.  He interacts well with the adults and children in the groupa, and seemed very appropriate (not overly affectionate or engaging) when he met new people.  He frequently looked to the familiar adults for confirmation that it was ok to talk to us and preferred their attention (which is good news when it comes to transferring attachment to a new family).  He is an adorable little guy with an engaging grin that just lights up his eyes, and he very much would love to have a family of his own.

Kristopher can be adopted with Collier, Dylan, Cambria and Tatumn. He and Collier are in the same groupa.

$1,776.30 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Miko

MikoBoy, born April 2005
PRC
intracranial hemorrhage; possible epilepsy

Miko is active and outgoing with a ready smile. He gets along well with other children and knows how to share. Sometimes, he would be prone to crying but it is very easy to reassure him. Miko likes to ride a tricycle, sit on the teeter-totter and play on the slide. He likes to do daily exercises to music. He has normal mental and physical development and is making continual progress at school. He is a favorite of the caregivers to take to visit parks, shops and other places. He loves to go on adventures! He also enjoys participating on the dance team and shares his ideas with others. This little adventurer is waiting for his greatest adventure of all, a family to call his own.

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

$5.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Tovi

Tovi (1) Tovi (2)Boy, born March 2006
PRC
Cerebral Palsy

Tovi is diagnosed with cerebral palsy. He lives in a foster family on the grounds of the orphanage and participates in the Little Sister program. Tovi is described as smart, talkative, and has “personality”. He likes to sing, dance, and joke around with teachers and other children. He is curious, polite, and has a good sense of humor. Tovi communicates well with others, is logical, and understands his teachers well. He likes answering questions in school and learning about new things.

$86.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Sergey

BOY, Born June 15, 2006

 

Sergey needs a loving family who can help him achieve his full potential.  He is destined to be bedridden for his very short life if he is not adopted.  he is able to sit on his own and does his best to get around.  He is significantly delayed and really needs a family!  Sergey is facing imminent transfer to the institution.

From his medical records: congenital brain anomaly, spastic tetraparesis, simptomatic epilepsy, generalized tonic clonic seizures, cryptorchidism, adenoid vegetation, bending-movable contractures of the hip joints, deficiency anemia, mental delay

$5,000.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Todd #21-12

 Todd 2010 (1)Age: 6Todd Aug 2013
Diagnosis: hydrocephalus (shunt has been installed), spina bifida aperta, agenesis of the left kidney, fragile bones and strabismus
 
Todd can sit independently. He talks and easily carries on conversations with adults. His intellectual development is right at the “normal” level on testing. He has a caregiver that works 1:1 with him daily.
Families who have visited the orphanage where he lives report that he is a very smart and friendly little boy. He is able to carry on a conversation and answer questions appropriately and plays hand held video games.
From a family who visited with him in September 2013:    ” We had a chance to meet this little boy at our childrens’  orphanage last week. He is a very smart and vibrant little boy. My heart breaks at the thought that if he is not adopted, he will be sent to an institution to live out his days. This boy needs a mom and dad to care for him and tell him he is loved and valued.  I just know his family is out there!  “
Additional photos and videos are available.
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.

Bert

30319113915 (2)Guardian Angel

Boy, born February 2008

Bert has cerebral palsy; we don’t have any specific information

 

Bert’s younger brother, Ernie, has been adopted domestically.

 

Large families welcome; married couples only.

$6,982.64 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Franklin

Boy, born March 2008
PRC
Cerebral palsy, High tension in four limbs, and congenital heart disease

 

 

$100.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Vijay

Boy, born December 2007

Congenital hydrocephalus; epilepsy; cerebral palsy; Convergent concomitant strabismus; Optic atrophy

 

Vijay means “Victory” and we are all hoping he will find a family where he can thrive.  That would be a victory, indeed!  Please help save him from a lifetime in a crib.

Large families welcome, travel required.

$7.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Quinn

Boy, born March 2005
Congenital hydrocephalus; Coloboma of optic disc; Other paralytic syndromes (CP); Disorder of brain, unspecified; Dislocation of shoulder joint; Atrioventricular block, first degree

Quinn is 7 years old — let’s help him find his family.   Every child deserves a loving family to call their own.

 

$34.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Athens

30816155509Boy, born Sept 2007
Cerebral palsy, double spastic hemiplegia, partial atrophy of disks of vision nerves, crossed eyes

 

$9.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Gregory #G

GregoryBoy, born May 2007
mixed disorders of behavior and emotions, mild mental delays; suspected autism

 

Gregory prefers adults he is familiar with, rather than peers.  When something new catches his attention he is smiling and alive.  There is no developed expressive speech: he does not speak, produces only sounds. He understands what is said to him by an adult and what he is expected to do.

He has no developed abilities to play. He does not play with toys, does not use household goods according to their purpose. Does not participate in group games. Gregory prefers to be alone, does not initiate contact with other children.  His self-help skills are not appropriate for his age.

Additional information and pictures available from 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.

Thomas

Boy, Born August  2007Guardian Angel

From his medical records:  congenital anomaly of the brain, internal hydrocephalus, spastic tetraparesis, convergent strabismus.

Does not speak, but smiles a lot.

$136.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Jared

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BOY, born May 1, 2007

This handsome young man, with dark hair and dark eyes, was born with a rare genetic condition called Stickler Syndrome.  His medical records also indicate microcephaly, a common symptom of SS.

Individuals with Stickler syndrome experience a range of signs and symptoms. Some people have no signs and symptoms; others have some or all of the features described below. In addition, each feature of this syndrome may vary from subtle to severe.

A characteristic feature of Stickler syndrome is a somewhat flattened facial appearance. This is caused by underdeveloped bones in the middle of the face, including the cheekbones and the bridge of the nose. A particular group of physical features, called the Pierre Robin sequence, is common in children with Stickler syndrome. Robin sequence includes a U-shaped or sometimes V-shaped cleft palate (an opening in the roof of the mouth) with a tongue that is too large for the space formed by the small lower jaw. Children with a cleft palate are also prone to ear infections and occasionally swallowing difficulties.

Many people with Stickler syndrome are very nearsighted (described as having high myopia) because of the shape of the eye. People with eye involvement are prone to increased pressure within the eye (ocular hypertension) which could lead to glaucoma and tearing or detachment of the light-sensitive retina of the eye (retinal detachment). Cataract may also present as an ocular complication associated with Stickler’s Syndrome. The jelly-like substance within the eye (the vitreous humour) has a distinctive appearance in the types of Stickler syndrome associated with the COL2A1 and COL11A1 genes. As a result regular appointments to a specialist ophthalmologist are advised. The type of Stickler syndrome associated with the COL11A2 gene does not affect the eye.

People with this syndrome have problems that affect things other than the eyes and ears. Arthritis, abnormality to ends of long bones, vertebrae abnormality, curvature of the spine, scoliosis, joint pain, and double jointedness are all problems that can occur in the bones and joints. Physical characteristics of people with Stickler can include flat cheeks, flat nasal bridge, small upper jaw, pronounced upper lip groove, small lower jaw, and palate abnormalities, these tend to lessen with age and normal growth and palate abnormalities can be treated with routine surgery.

Another sign of Stickler syndrome is mild to severe hearing loss that, for some people, may be progressive (see hearing loss with craniofacial syndromes). The joints of affected children and young adults may be very flexible (hypermobile). Arthritis often appears at an early age and worsens as a person gets older. Learning difficulties, not intelligence, can also occur because of hearing and sight impairments if the school is not informed and the student is not assisted within the learning environment.

Stickler syndrome is thought to be associated with an increased incidence of mitral valve prolapse of the heart, although no definitive research supports this.

$1,103.05 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

 

Nash

NashBoy, born 2004
Hydrocephalus

 

From someone who met Nash in 2012:  Nash is a wonderful little boy. He is always quick to excitedly greet visitors with happy squeals and a formal hello, and is quite insistent visitors take a seat in the chair he brings over to them :)  He is very helpful and obedient, and will sometimes bring toys over to the smaller kids in his group who cannot get toys for themselves. He is very talkative, but a lot of what he says is sort of like “Nash”-ese. He has no problem getting his point across, however, if it is important to him that you understand him! He likes to play with just about any toy; balls, legos, cars, light up toys, you name it he will play with it. He enjoys being silly and laughing, and especially thrives with one on one attention. He is generally a happy little guy, but does not like messes or rule breaking, and is not afraid to tell the other children “No” or try to right their wrongs if they are misbehaving. He very much aims to please! I feel Nash would adjust easily to and thrive in a family!

From a family who met him in Dec 2013: He seemed to be rocking more persistently. I noticed when music was being played or when we would actively engage him play he would rock nervously. However, he is a wonderfully sweet spirited child and is eager to please. He would always great us with a formal, “hello” and then lead us to take a seat. He never missed an opprotunity to rush out of the groupa and jump in our laps or include himself in whatever game we were playing with our boys. He so desperately wants to be loved. He called me, “Mama” and it broke my heart…how I wish I could have taken this precious boy as well. There were many days that we noticed him strapped to a chair or straight jacketed; I am not sure why because I never saw any self injurious behavior from him. He is very impulsive and easily excited but his joy simply radiates a room. He desperately deserves to be loved, valued and wanted….he only aims to please. The first thought that came to mind upon meeting him was, “He does NOT belong here”….he is so smart…though his speech is often slurred; but only slightly. He seems to be minorly effected by his hydrocephaly and gets along very well. His poor little hands do shake though; probably as a result of the pressure on his brain. I am unsure if he has been shunted or not; I felt around his head one day and did not feel the bump that would indicate he has. If he has not been shunted then that makes his case even more urgent. He desperately needs out! This boy has ALL the potential in the world…he just needs the right parents to break him free!  I also have a video with him in it, if a family is interested.

$1,688.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Fynn

Fynn (1) Fynn (2)Boy, born July 2006
PRC
atelencephalia; anemia

At admission he was very weak and was delayed. As time goes by, he has less differences than normal children. At present, he could reach the same level of physical motor skills of normal children. He mainly has language development delay. He often speaks single words and simple phrases as well as simple sentences such as, “mom, I want a ball; Mr. / Ms. teacher, he hits me.” He is able to run, jump and plays a swing set. He enjoys playing games with other children

He is very smart with strong imitating ability. When shopping in a supermarket, he knows to put the goods on the table of a casher to let him or her count them then he pays them. He knows the function of money. He is very loved by his foster family and has a good understanding of what a good big brother is.

$280.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Antonio

AntonioBoy, born Dec 2005
PRC
Deaf

Antonio is outgoing, active and lovely. Sometimes he will get upset, but after some teasing and reassuring, he is fine. Usually he is optimistic, likes to take part in the games to play different roles, and can feel happy with everyone in the games. He likes watching cartoons, and in particular when he watches the funny picture, he will laugh happily. His caretakers love him and he is growing up healthily and happily.

Antonio is a lovable boy who likes dancing and performing. He can get frustrated because he has difficulty communicating, which is normal for a deaf child with no formal means of language. Just think how his world could open up when he learns sign language. Will you be the one to help expand his world?  His caretakers are hoping he finds a family soon.

Antonio also has an additional grant of $5000 available from the agency.

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

Erickson #415 OD

415_Photo2_Aug13Erickson 415Boy, 8 years old
severe mental delays, agenesis of the left kidney

Erickson has a stable health condition and hasn’t been ill in the last year. He has significantly delayed neuropsychological development. He walks independently. He has good prehensile skills and responds to being called by name. He takes notice of his surroundings and makes attempts to interact and communicate with other children. A positive trend in his development has been observed over time.

 

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.

Trever #4-08

Trever 408  (1) Trever 408  (2)This almost 8-year-old boy has moderate mental delay, cystic hydrocele and convergent concomitant strabismus.

 

He has built self-service skills (eats, dresses and undresses independently, potty-trained). He has marked progress in his speech development and tries to use more words and connect them in sentences. He interacts with children, albeit he prefers the company of adults.

 

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.

Josiah

Guardian AngelphotoboyBoy, born May 2007
H-C
Cerebral palsy, seizures

Josiah can be very interactive and can comprehend what is being said to him. He also has seizures that are being controlled with medication. He loves when people sing songs with him.  Josiah is a very happy and loving boy. He is always full of smiles.

Josiah can hold his head up, and is practicing learning how to sit, although he has not yet mastered this skill on his own. Josiah is very strong and his muscles are often tight; he is receiving therapy to help him relax and control his muscles better. Josiah is nonverbal, but can still express several of his needs very well; he will cry if he wants attention and will happily reward you with a smile when you talk with or sing to him.

From someone who works with him:

We have had the privilege of caring for Josiah for 3 years. He is the oldest child in our care and has been with us longer than any other child. Josiah was abandoned at a nearby hospital when he was 1. Josiah has cerebral palsy and requires special care and attention. He has limited control over his movement and needs support when sitting. For 3 years, our nannies and staff have cared for Josiah, fed him and bathed him. Ask any person who has cared for Josiah though and they will say that they are the one who was blessed.

When you are with Josiah, it is clear that God’s love resides in Josiah. Josiah can’t talk, but he loves to smile and interact with anyone who will talk to him. Josiah cannot sing like most of us, but each day during nanny prayer and singing Josiah joins in with a big smile. Our deep desire is for Josiah to join his forever family through adoption. We have had difficulty finding that family, but we know that God has a plan for Josiah . We also know that where ever he goes, Josiah will be a blessing as his loved ones bless and care for him.

 

$7,503.10 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Jefferson

30115211711Guardian AngelBoy, born April 2006
After-effects of traumatic brain injury, brain contusion, right hemiparesis, ptosis, OS
F06.8, F80.1, F 88.0

 

JEFFERSON HAS BEEN TRANSFERRED.  He is at the older children’s internat.

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In May 2011 the boy fell off the third floor and his condition is the result of the injury. He has some vision and speech impairment but he is a very smart and nice boy.

He is still in the orphanage but will be transferred to the institution soon if we don’t find him a family fast.

EzraCaius and Anne are in the same region with Jefferson.

$3,139.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Doug #33-4

Doug DOB: June 2007

Doug has already been transferred to a mental institution!!!

This precious little boy has already been through several major transitions in his short life. He was raised by his birth family until he was 16 months old. He was then placed in an orphanage for young children for 7 months. A month before his 3rd birthday, he was transfered to a mental institution, where he currently lives.

Doug has moderate mental delays with no known cause. He walks and runs and climbs on objects. His visual-motor skills are developed but he still has difficulty with fine motor tasks. His speech is delayed and he is not talking at this time.  He has recently begun showing an interest in toys and playing with them. He spends time each day in the sensory room. He does not like for the staff to try to direct his activities and prefers to do his own thing. He does play appropriately with toys and manipulates them in the correct ways.  His favorite toys are balls, blocks, cars and trucks.  He recognizes staff members and smiles at them.  He seeks out interactions with them and will cuddle with them too.  He tries to get them to follow him and to engage them in whatever activity he is doing. He doesn’t yet seek out any interaction with the other children.   He eats from a spoon and drinks from a cup with some assistance from the staff.

At 27 months of age, his skill level was tested at:
motor skills- 2 years
speech development- 5-6 months
cognitive development: 10-12 months

$18.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!  

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

 

Sammy

Feb 2005Boy, born Feb 2005
Asthma and Moderate mental delays; Subcompensated hydrocephalus; possible FAS

What a great grin!   Sammy can be adopted together with Troy or Garrett.

 

Sammy

From an adoptive family:

I met Sammy in May 2012 and he was one of the sweetest kids I had ever met. Always ready with a smile and a hug! I brought things for all the kids in his group and he waited so patiently for his turn and gave me a big hug after. He was very kind and gentle with all the other kids, especially the one girl in the group. He and the other boys in his group (Troy and Garrett) are very well loved by one of their care-takers and it shows. It is obvious that they have been taught manners and cooperation and they are very kind to one another. They are taught at least several days a week so do not let the diagnosis deceive you, they are fairly smart boys.

 

They all have obvious delays but never had any problems following instructions and they understood everything they were told and all seemed to love to be helpful. When I show our son (who was adopted from this group) their pictures he remembers their names and tells me they were his friends. He told me he wants them to be adopted and to come to the U.S. How I pray that happens for Sammy and the other boys! Sammy is so sweet and innocent, I hate to see what will happen to him if he ages out of the orphanage.

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

Garrett

Sept 2004Boy, born Sept 2004Garrett
Coffin Lowry Syndrome, Hydrocephalus, moderate mental delays

 

Garrett does not speak, but understands speech addressed to him.  Garrett can be adopted with Troy and Sammy.

From an adoptive family:
I met Garrett in May 2012 and I will always remember how sweet he was.  He was usually the first one to greet me with a hug when I visited.  He was always so excited to show off for me.  When the care-taker announced that they were all going outside he promptly put his shoes on and helped some of the other kids with their shoes as well.  He and the other boys in his group (Troy and Sammy) are very well loved by one of their care-takers and it shows.  It is obvious that they have been taught manners and cooperation and they are very kind to one another.  They are taught at least several days a week so do not let the diagnosis deceive you, they are fairly smart boys.  They all have obvious delays but never had any problems following instructions and they understood everything they were told and all seemed to love to be helpful.  When I show our son (who was adopted from this group) their pictures he remembers their names and tells me they were his friends.  He told me he wants them to be adopted and to come to the U.S.  How I pray that happens for Garrett and the other boys!  Garrett is so sweet and innocent, I hate to see what will happen to him if he ages out of the orphanage.

 

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

Wayne

Boy, born January 2005

 

Wayne is a sad fellow, who could benefit greatly from more attention, and a patient, loving family.  He’s said to cry often :(

He has a deep mental delay, cerebral palsy / spastic diplegia, and microcephaly (small head size), .

 

$180.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Sulley

Sulley (2)Sulleyupdated pictureapril2014Boy, born 2005
PRC
Meningocele

Sulley is a sweet boy with a great sense of humor! Even when younger, he always had a large vocabulary and liked to talk! He is attending school through his group foster home. Sulley has a diagnosis of postoperative meningocele, scoliosis and deformity of thorax. He is listed as HBV suggested, but that is believed to be due to the positive results caused when given the Hep B vaccine.

This funny, sweet little boy is waiting for a fun loving family to find him. Videos are available which show how adorable and sweet this cutie really is.

$100.06 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Pearson

30520132428Boy, born Dec. 2004
Moderate mental delays

 

He is a very good boy, communicable, calm and friendly.

From a family who met him in Fall 2013:
Pearson is doing so good!! He is precious and sweet! I saw him from a distance every day. The first time, he was with a group of boys having their picture taken in the fall leaves. He always did what the nanny told him to. He walks very well, and he likes holding the nannies hands. My favorite day was when I walked past their group and he was right in front of me on the sidewalk, and before the nanny could move him, I bent down and in Russian told him how sweet he was. He took my face in both of his hands, and pulled me down so our foreheads were touching, and just stared in my eyes. I kissed his cheek, and his whole face lit up!! And he has the most adorable splatter of freckles! He is smaller than I would have thought too.

$9,225.05 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Artie

Artie (2)

Boy, born October 2006Artie (2)-001
PRC
Mental development delay

 

Artie was found abandoned at the hospital when he was almost 10 months old. He is listed as having a mental developmental delay, but his report also states that he is a lovely and smart child. Artie was 4 ½ at the last report and could count to 10, imitate drawing circles and lines and recite and sing poems and nursery rhymes. His language is noted to be delayed, but he is an outgoing little boy who gets along with other children and loves to be cuddled.

He loves all activity involving water and thus, loves the summertime. How wonderful it would be for Artie to have a water loving family who could take him swimming next summer!

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

Jacques #401 OD

Jacques 401 (1)Boy, born 2006
neuropsychological, motor and speech development delays

 

Jacques has severely delayed neuropsychological, motor and speech development.  His behavior corresponds to that of an infant. He makes several steps independently and walks when held by one hand. He doesn’t speak, but produces monotonous sound combinations. He sometimes seeks adults’ physical closeness.

 

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

Elijah

Elijah smBoy, born Feb 2006
Elijah Birth defect of central nervous system, hydrocephalus, mental delays, manifest deviation, cardipathy and protein-calorie deficiency

 

Elijah needs a family asap, because he needs constant care, and at the orphanage he doesn’t receive it. They fed him with wheat cream only and how he is feeling sick all the time, it’s hard to feed him, so that at orphanages he just remains hungry sometimes.

He can walk and likes music and playing with mobile phones.  He likes watching TV and doesn’t speak much.

Guardian AngelElijah really responds well to a male caregiver — he needs a Papa of his very own!

From someone who met him summer 2013:  
Elijah is a beautiful, sweet child. He is nonverbal but he occasionally makes some noises. Unfortunately, when I saw him he had to be restrained most of the time because he would hit himself and bang his head … hard. He now has a one-on-one caregiver, and I hear he is doing very well. Elijah likes to watch tv, and he loves musical toys. When you play music for him, he just lights up in a huge smile. He has an infectious laugh. While I was visiting, Elijah had surgery to fix a malfunctioning shunt. I was able to visit him in the hospital. The dedication of the man who is now his personal caregiver was amazing. Elijah can walk with support, and he loves to be held and cuddled. This little blond-haired child looks like an angel, and he would bring nothing but joy to a family’s life.

$832.97 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Issac

photoboyBoy, born 2007
CO-HSA
ADHD; moderate delays

Isaac is a little boy who was diagnosed with ADHD. Being neglected by his biological parents who used drugs and were unable to care for him, he was in the custody of his grandmother. Unfortunately, the child was overly punished by his grandmother for his inability to follow rules or to do as he was told. This child was removed from his grandmother’s home because his kindergarten reported signs of domestic abuse. The child described that he would get in trouble for things like not being able to control his bladder, so he would hide his soiled clothes.

In Isaac’s diagnosis, his doctors described the following in his report:
Isaac was diagnosed by the neurologist with ADHD, with moderate mental delays and a developmental delay; he has an IQ of 55, (although but this is not secure information because it has been difficult to evaluate his cognitive area). He can’t open his buttons yet, prefers to use a spoon and his hands when eating than using a fork. He can’t handle a zipper, he cannot wash his hands, can identify different parts of the face. In his past in school, he is reported to have thrown tantrums. Isaac doesn’t speak clearly yet, has problems controlling sphincters (both), his motor skills development is adequate and he’s right handed. Regarding his behavior, while this little boy has definitely improved in the last year, he doesn’t share with other children, doesn’t speak with other children, follows very little rules, can’t stay still for long periods of time. He is taking Ritalin twice a day.

Because of Isaac’s ADHD, he requires a loving and caring family that will help him to overcome his developmental delays caused by years of abuse and negligence. He also needs to feel unconditionally accepted, building again his self-esteem, so that he can have emotional stability and feel the love he never had with his biological family. He attends speech and occupational therapy regularly and takes Ritalin twice daily.

Photo available from the agency, for serious inquiries.

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. The agency anticipates they’ll have his file for 3-6 months.

Noah

Guardian AngelBoy, Born December 11, 2006

 

Noah is a sweet boy with light brown hair and big blue eyes.  He was born with CP and is significantly cognitively delayed.  He is not able to walk at this time, but loves to be held and loves attention and affection.   His possibilities are endless!

$1,000.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Zephan

Zephanzephan updated picture2 feb2014Boy, born January 2005
PRC
Delayed Mental Development

 

Zephan was found at the hospital when he was 1 month old. He has delayed mental development and some lower limb weakness. Zephan is active, warm and generous, and has a ready smile. He likes to help other children on his own initiative. He likes to participate in classroom activities and he has good independence. Zephan is very interested and skilled in puzzle games. He will try new things. He likes to ride children bike with three wheels, play on the slide, and climb and play on the seesaw.

Zephan is a darling boy just waiting for his family to come and for it to be his turn to go home.

$25.65 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Jory

Jory bikeJory Feb 2014Boy, born July 2006
PRC
Spina Bifida (postoperative meningocele), postoperative right club foot, postoperative hernia (and one leg shorter than the other)

 

Jory was found abandoned beside the road at the age of 3 months. He has had corrective surgery to treat tethered spinal cord syndrome, meningocele and congenital cleft spine as well as right cross/club foot. He has normal intelligence. He likes to listen to music and sing. He likes playing with trucks, cars, and balls. His right leg is slightly shorter, but does not seem to impact him. He can walk, run, jump, and go up and down stairs well. He is currently in kindergarten and is doing well. He is patiently waiting for his family to find him.

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

Matt

Boy, born 07/11/07
T-HSA

This little boy has been living in the residential care system since he was one year old. He is now attending kindergarten and likes singing and dancing, his favorite toys are toy cars and toys that make sounds. He had an extra digit on his right hand that was removed in 2008 and has poor motor control with that hand; he uses both hands to pick things up and with heavier objects. He is curious and lively and his general intelligence is at the same level as his peers. This adorable boy is looking for a forever family!

$108.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Jack

Boy, born 09/15/07
T-HSA

Jack is a little boy whose mother chose adoption because of financial difficulty. He was premature at birth and suffers from cerebral palsy. His expressive communications are delayed due to poor motor development and visual defect, but he has been showing great progress in his speech therapy. Jack needs a loving family to care for him and meet his needs.

$103.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Virgil

30806220620Boy, born May 2006
Congenital cerebral hernia, hydrocephalus,  flail legs, slight mental delay, equinovarus, adenoid vegetations of I stage, paralytic strabismus, slight astigmatism, anemia,  TB-infection, congenital heart disease (open oval window), diffuse goiter of I stage

 

This lovely boy has a long list of diagnoses, but SO much potential for growth in a loving family!

$100.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Adam

AdamBoy, born 2004Adam
HIV, hydrocephalus

 

Adam is a sweet, easy to please little cuddle bug. He is very much like a cuddly, curious little toddler. When I first met him he did not seem interested in me at all, but as time went by he began to want affection, and would grab my hands if I stopped rubbing his head and put them back on his head.

One day I picked him up and from that moment on he wanted to spend most of my time there in my arms. When I arrived he’d jump up from his little wooden chair, and hurry over to me with his arms raised. If I didn’t pick him up fast enough he’d try to climb up into my arms using nearby chairs or beds, and he would not hesitate to grab items from my hands and set them down to free up my hands so I could hold him. He also began to cry whenever I left. He loves wind up toys and toys that vibrate, and would giggle happily and flap his hands to show how excited he was about them. His other favorite toys were a pony he enjoyed chewing on, any sort of car, and some legos that made a train. He is not verbal but was beginning to make noises to communicate. I tried to teach him to sign more one day, by signing hand over hand with him. When I asked him to sign it he took my hands and helped me sign it. He seems to me to have a need for love and affection that can only come from a loving family. I would love to see him thriving and meeting his full potential, as well as bringing joy to as many people as possible!

$2,528.65 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Frank

Franklin-AsiaBoy, born May 2005
PRC
Postoperative left inguinal hernia and a cyst of pellucid septal cave

Bright eyed Frank is very extroverted and outgoing. He gets along well with others and is active and clever. He is 8 years old and has been diagnosed with postoperative left inguinal hernia and a cyst of pellucid septal cave. Frank has had no symptoms or discomfort so no treatment has been done for his cyst. Frank has been doing very well and has been living with a foster family since 2006. Under the care of his foster family, he has grown up healthily. Frank has a good appetite and likes to eat meat. He also loves apples, bananas, potato chips, and candy. He is not afraid of strangers and can say hello to strangers on his own initiative. Frank likes to spend time with his friends and loves cartoons. When he sees an exciting scene in the cartoon he will jump about joyfully. His favorite activity is riding bikes and going for outdoor walks in the summer.

$5.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Kenneth

 Boy, Born November 27, 2006

 

Photo dated Feb 2010.  Kenneth is a blonde haired, blue eyed cutie who was born with FAS.  Kenneth does have some spasticity on his left side, and will greatly benefit from therapy and a loving family to encourage him! He is diagnosed with hydrocephaly, but this is a result of the FAS. He is not in need of a shunt to correct (the doctors say).

As you can see from this updated picture, Kenneth is doing GREAT! He wants a mama and papa of his own.

If you are unfamiliar with FAS, please spend some time researching this condition. Just as with Down syndrome, FAS and FAE have a wide variation of effects on each child, both medically, physically, and cognitively.  This is typically dependent on how long during the pregnancy the mother consumed alcohol, and of course, how much.  There is no way to know this ahead of time.

$1,021.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Hunter, Forest and Ridge

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Brothers – they need to be adopted together!  They are said to be “very good boys”!

 

 

Hunter, The oldest, was born in March 2004

Hyperkinetic disorders/Hyperkinetic conduct disorder; Nonorganic sleep disorder/Emotional sleep disorder; Benign intracranial hypertension; Other specified diseases of gallbladder; Flat foot

Hunter likes to eat a lot. He and his brother Hunter-001

Forest have a lot of energy. He really likes to do arts and crafts and play games. Most of the time he has a very sweet disposition. He is very keen to interact with adults. That being said if an adult is too rough with him things will start to escalate. If an adult tries to swat at him or restrain him in someway he may attempt to bite. Hunter can speak pretty well but he can’t always communicate what’s going on with his emotions. Hunter responds best to strong male figures. An attentive dad is key to a positive adoption for him. He is in grade 4 here but he can’t read, write, do math, or anything like that right now. He is schooled by himself and school mostly consists of arts and crafts. He is not unintelligent but very delayed. He likes soccer. He would be great in an attentive family where he and his brothers will get much attention and where they will be by far the youngest children. I would adopt him myself if I could be as focused on him and his brothers as he needs a dad and mom to be and if we had the space for them along with our current 3. He enjoys picking fruit and cleaning in the orphanage. He is never been far from the orphanage and he is interested in coming to America. He has communicated that he really wants to come to America and really wants a papa.

 

Forest, the middle boy, was born in Aug 2006
Mild mental delays; speech disorder

ForestForest likes to eat a lot. He does school the same way his brother Hunter does. He is considered to be in the second grade. Very sweet but also very active. Like his older brother, he needs to need a lot of attention to keep him from unintended harm. He likes to be outside. He has minor institutional self harming tendencies like scratching himself to leave marks. He does not do that a lot though. Forest loves to give hugs and kisses and hold hands with the adults.

 

Ridge, the youngest brother was born in Aug 2008
Stenosis of pulmonary artery; currently he does not require surgery. Tuberculin skin test – positive?

Ridge-001Ridge likes to clean. He was mopping the floor with an adult sized mop as I wrote this. He is a very small but sweet boy. He’s a very peaceful and charming child. He is not in school yet but he seems to be the most intellectual of his brothers. He will likely do better in school then his brothers when he gets the chance. He is so cute it is hard to imagine him spending another day without a family. When the boys orphanage shuts down Ridge will be separated from his brothers for several months because he is not old enough to go with his older brothers. I expect this will be a very traumatic time for him, so if a family could come for him as soon as possible that would be best. No family should hesitate to adopt these children as long as they are available to give the time and attention that these children deserve. If that is done the children will flourish.

Hunter

Hunter 2014

Ridge

Ridge 2014

 

$1,962.05 has been donated towards t