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Cecily

Cecily 5Cecily in blue (3)Girl, born January 2007

Mixed developmental disorders; congenital malformations of ribs; Coloboma of optic disc; strabismus; Mild protein-energy malnutrition

 

Cecily should be getting ready for kindergarten, not an institution!

She has some facial features of possible FAS, but this is not documented and is only a cautionary disclosure.

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Update March 2014:
I LOVE this girl!!!! She is so poised and smart and sweet and totally impressed me when I would interact with her. She’s very formal and polite when she meets new people, but as soon as she would go back into her classroom, she would be playing and laughing and giggling with her friends. She and Cara are friends and play together often. She’s a very typical kid, and often took a leadership role when playing with the other kids. One day, she was playing with my daughter, doing some kind of pretend play, and it was quite fun to watch! She’s in a groupa that does a lot of preschool type work, and and is set up like a classroom so the kids come home with more age- appropriate skills. Our just-turned-3 year old daughter knows how to work puzzles, hold a crayon/pencil properly to write (and is showing pre-writing skills already), understands the concept of counting, etc- not the “norm” for orphanage life! So, kids from this groupa will likely come home knowing how to play appropriately with toys but also prepared to learn in a school-type setting as well.

$394.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

 

Emmalyn

Girl, born May 2001

Down syndrome

 

Emmalyn is a beauty, with her shy smile!

Emmalyn (along with GraceLynn, Kinley, and Rania) are in a facility for older disabled children.

Such a gift to be able to advocate for these older girls.  Large families welcome!

 

$5,138.41 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Kinley

Girl, born April 2001

Down syndrome

 

Sweet Kinley, she’s never has really had her picture taken before, but she’s trying!  It’s apparent she’s in need of dental work, and either glasses or surgery to help her vision.

Kinley could be adopted with Rania, Gracelynn, and/or Emmalyn.

She’s already waited so long, let’s find Kinley her mama!

 

$10,000.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Gracelynn

Girl, born December 2002

Down syndrome

 

Well, doesn’t this little pixie look like a spit fire?   Those deep brown eyes are gorgeous!

 

Large families welcome, travel required.  Married couples only.  Gracelynn could be adopted with Rania, Kinley, and/or Emmalyn.

 

$10,010.26 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

 

Sabin

Boy, born October 2004

HIV-infection, IV clinical stage, no signs of AIDS, biochemistry test is good; congenital hydrocephaly (shunting); myatonia disorders; disco-visual nerve subatrophy; myelinic cone fibers; hypertrophy of palatine tonsils; two anomalous chords of ventricle; biliary dyskinesia; slight mental delay with minimal behavioral disorders, night enuresis, organic emotional instable disorders. Probable FAS.

He is said to be very careful and orderly, so he is probably a kid who does very well with routines and structure.  He is also described as very helpful.

 

$330.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Abner

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

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

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

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

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

Katrina

katrina2014Girl, Born December 2001

Oh what a miracle, to have an updated photo of Katrina!!!    And there is the light I  knew had to be there!   She doesn’t realize it, but now that she has a profile here on Reece’s Rainbow, Katrina has a CHANCE…a chance for a new life, a family of her own, to get out of these four walls and to have something to smile about.

From her medical records:  Down syndrome, significant cognitive delay (coupled with FAS), flatfoot, partial atrophy of optic nerves, esotropia, secondary cardiomyopathy.
From a missionary who visited in August 2014:   ”Katrina is such a clever little munchkin. She mimics lots of different things, massage therapy, diapers changes, hammering in nails. Pulling faces the whole time, she is hilarious!  She loves cuddles and once she has you she doesn’t want to let go.  She still drinks from a bottle.  She can walk.  She cannot talk (yet). She can be a bit rough at times (scratching / hitting / pushing) so would be better in a family with bigger kids. She just wants to be loved. ”

From a missionary who visited with her in March 2012: Oh my heart…I so wanted to bring her home!   She is a giggly soft hearted darling…she needs a mama!

From a family who met her, summer 2014:
Katrina was sitting in a stroller both times we saw her but I know she can walk. She seemed very happy to sit and listen to music during a concert for the orphanage, and she looked over at us with curiosity a few times. Her eyes are gorgeous. She was super cute and smiley, also calm and entertained when we saw her.

She was one of the girls selected for the group home, and the individual attention and instruction should really help her transition into a family! Even though she is getting better care right now, she would make even more progress in a real home. She needs a family!

Katrina and Tania can be adopted together if a family is approved and interested.   10 day wait often waived here.  Married couples only, larger families welcome.

$7,729.80 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Eric

Guardian Angel

Boy, born Dec 2008

 

Eric is a smiley little fellow who likes to feel his caretaker’s heartbeat or pulse, because it comforts him. He would be a wonderful little brother in a household of older children.

Eric has arthrogryposis and compensated hydrocephalus. He has had a surgical repair of spina bifada. Overall, he is healthy and would do well in a family without smaller children. His upper body is quite strong and he has full use of his hands, fingers and arms, but he has little control or movement in his lower limbs and they are significantly smaller than his upper body. He can squeeze very tightly with his hands, and reach a full arm’s length with no problems even though his resting position is the one you see in the pictures. He does not talk, according to the caretakers but does make sounds to communicate. Cognitively, he has significant delays due to his history of spina bifida and hydrocephalus. He is very much still an infant in many ways.

The picture in the orange shirt was taken at age 18 months, and the second picture was taken at 3 years old. He may have a sister a few years older in a different region who possibly could also be available for adoption or he could be adopted separately. She also has special needs.

$752.39 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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!

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

Leonard

Boy, born November 2002
Leonard is so handsome! Growing well, and is blessed to be in a boarding SCHOOL for children with special needs, not an adult mental institution. He has Down syndrome, but no other medical conditions listed at this time. He is said to be very quiet, friendly and cheerful.

Hope someone will see this darling boy and give him the chance he deserves to have a loving family of his own. Married couples only. Older parents and large families welcome.

 

$10,225.21 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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!

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

David

David smilingBoy, born March 2004

 

 

David has cerebral palsy and his eyes cross.  He would do so well in a loving family!

 

Update March 2014:
This kid is AWESOME!!!! He seriously has no business in a level III/IV institution. His CP is so mild- he walked around, did all kinds of stuff. He’s smart and funny, he and my translator talked for about 15 minutes and she said he is a “very normal child and good at conversation.” He was very “appropriate”- I don’t know another way to say it- he was quiet and looked at us like “who are these strangers?” and looked to the nannies for approval, and only then spoke to us. My English (and butchered attempts at Russian) made him start to grin but he quickly got it under control and didn’t outright laugh at me (which makes him more polite than the majority of folks lol!) and he was very respectful.

I LOVE this kid- he needs a family immediately- someone to get him in school and get some botox in that left leg and get those legs stretched so he can walk easier. He would be an awesome addition to a family!

$135.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Dylan

Dylan-2015Boy, born March 2003
Down syndrome

 

NEW PICS OF DYLAN!   Lots more available, please inquire.  He can be adopted with Harley, if a family is approved and interested!

 

This handsome little guy has eyes that cross, so an opthamologist visit will be in order when he gets home.  He’s looks pretty small for his age!   Doesn’t he look like he needs a Mama to scoop him up & snuggle?

Update June 2013:  Dylan is an energetic, smart, and goofy little boy. Physically, he looks about 5 or 6 years old, but has the attitude of a teenager. He can be extremely aggressive – he shoved other children out of the way when I was holding them to try and get to me and hits other children. I can’t tell you how many times he headbutted me in the face. But he can also be very loving – one of the other missionaries was crying and he just sat in her lap and hugged her until she stopped. Dylan is also very smart. When he wanted to go outside, I told him he had to have shoes on…I didn’t expect him to go bring his shoes to me! He also has an extensive vocabulary and loves his Montessori classes at the orphanage.

 

Update March 2014:
Dylan has a lot of personality! Dylan would do well in a family with older children, especially teen boys that love to roughhouse and wrestle! He’s quite the clown, and extremely verbal and capable. As someone mentioned before, he is also rather aggressive in getting what he wants, not only because he seems oblivious to personal space, but also because he will not hesitate to grab what he wants and assert his strength over weaker ones. He’s 11, and is strong, stands about the height of a typical 9-10 year old. He also seems to have a mischievous streak and is very impulsive, which can result in him pinching people unprovoked. Although he has a lot of potential, he definitely needs the right environment and very patient and experienced parents in order to thrive.

$6,495.02 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Kristopher

kristopherkristopherBoy, born September 2004
Cerebral palsy, 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.

From a family who met him in Dec 2014: He is eager to have, in his own words, “a mama and papa from America!” He is a very happy and sweet boy. He works one on one with a tutor. He enjoys the other children and music time, and was always trying to hold my hand.

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!

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

Tania

tania-2014Girl, born August 2002.

 

She is said to be independent and active, and she especially loves to swing.  She is shy with other children, and seeks attention from adults, cuddling up when hugs and affection are available.

 

From her medical records:  Down syndrome, esotropia, flatfoot, secondary  cardiomyopathy.

 

From a missionary who visited in August 2014: “ she is full of energy, she’ll keep you on your toes. She eats very well and can feed herself. She can walk, run and jump. She doesn’t talk but she makes sounds. She is very boisterous and on the go, she needs big brothers in her life!

 

From a missionary who visited with her in March 2012:  One time the care giver made her sit with other children she was so desperate for me all to herself shecried! she really didnt want to share me.   This is seriously one child who wants a Mama!   She seemed so bright, there is so much potential here being wasted.   She whacked the other children to keep them away from me but I could tell she was not an aggressive child.  Tania is fiesty and able and just desperate for love!  I loved her!!!   I wanted to bring her and Katarina home.  Tania is always active and she loves playing with her swing set, unlike the other kids who rather just play with their toys. The child is a bit shy around the children of her age.  However, she is very brave and courageous when dealing with new visitors.  The girl suffers from a lack of motherly care and gentleness, so she is attracted to everyone who is nice and kind to her.   She hides her lonely soul behind the wall of her active and independent lifestyle.   But as soon as she receives a warm hug and a little love, the mischievous girl suddenly becomes docile and calm.

Larger families, older parents welcome. This region does often waive the 10-day waiting period!

From a family who met her, summer 2014:
Tania is such a tiny little cutie! I can’t believe she is still waiting! She was also a good friend of one of our boys. Every time he sees her picture he will call out her name.We saw her with the other kids from her home at a concert at the orphanage. She was watching everything and danced to a few of the songs. She was the size of a petite five year old, but proportionally small, not too skinny. Her hair is just starting to grow out and is so pretty. She waved and smiled at us a couple times while we were there with our sons. When everyone walked back to the homes after the concert, she got mixed in with our group as her caregivers were pushing wheelchairs and going more slowly. When our group pointed back to where her group was, she turned and walked back very agreeably. She had no trouble walking the fifteen minutes in each direction. We didn’t hear her talk, but she did seem to understand what the caregivers were saying.

She would do so well in a family. The home she is in now is more of a family setting with fewer children and more individual attention, but it is not the same as a real family and they can’t stay there forever. It will give her a great head start to transitioning to a family though!

$10,106.45 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Harriet

Girl, born March 2007

URGENT:  FACING IMMINENT TRANSFER to the INSTITUTION

Harriet has a cleft hard and soft palate.   She has many facial features of fetal alcohol syndrome, please research this condition as a preparation for her needs.  There are several children in this orphanage who could be adopted together!

From an adoptive family who visited with her in Jan 2012:  We saw Harriet (3) today. She has the thickest, dark curly hair and beautiful eyes! She snuck out of the groupa room to come see us. I got to hold her for just a moment. She’s really tiny. Working on pictures.

$732.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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

$8,282.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Harold

Harold2Boy, born May 2009

 

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

Harold

 

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

 

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

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

Troy

TroyBoy, born September 2003Troy-001

mild mental delays

 

Troy has been transferred to the local Internat.  He is listed as having a mild mental delay.  (His eyes look odd here because of the red eye reduction used on the photograph.)

Troy does not speak, but understands speech addressed to him.

Troy could be adopted with Sammy and Garrett.

From a family who met him in 2012:
The profile says he is non-verbal and that is true, he did not talk at all while I was there.  However he was extremely gentle, kind, and had a very sweet demeanor.  I took bubbles one day and all the kids mobbed me wanting to play, Troy just stood there patiently smiling at me and waiting his turn.  I don’t think I ever saw him without a smile on his face.  He would sit next to me at the table and would stare very sweetly at me and when I would make eye contact he would put his arms out to give me a hug.  I do not know about his cognitive ability because I just did not get to spend enough time with him but he did understand the instructions he was given by his teacher and care taker at the boarding school with no problems, obeying them and following all their instructions (with a smile on his face).  Physically he had no problems.  I do not know if his lack of speech is due to trauma or an actual inability to form words.  I will absolutely never forget how gentle and loving he was, he lives to be hugged and he loved what little one-on-one attention I was able to give him.  He was so patient and kind to the other kids.  A family would be blessed to have this precious boy as their son!

$145.10 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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!

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

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!

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

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!

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

 

 

Arnold

Boy, born December 2005

URGENT:  FACING IMMINENT TRANSFER to the INSTITUTION

This little cutie does not look happy about posing for the camera!

Arnold is said to have “lower paraparesis” – which may be anything from CP affecting his lower limbs to paralysis.

 

$100.20 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Travis

Boy, born November 2006

 

Travis is listed as having congenital defects of the Central Nervous System (CNS).  We don’t have additional information yet on how that affects him overall.

 

From a family who met him in 2012:

When I saw Travis my heart completely broke.  I remembered his picture where he was sitting up, and it was obvious that in the time since that picture was taken his health and any ability he once had had deteriorated.  He laid nearly lifeless, covered with blankets (mind you it is very hot in the room).  I only have the one picture of him  because his position never changed.  He rarely moved and seemed to be asleep all the time.  The only time I ever saw him move he just rocking his head from side to side very slowly as he grinded his teeth…and grinded…and grinded.  My instant feeling was that Travis had given up on life, and it breaks my heart.

Every time I saw him there was vomit on the blanket next to his mouth.  I suspect it is due to improper feeding.  Like Janna, Travis is living at the orphanage on borrowed time.

Please friends, let’s not let Travis give up on life.  I don’t know what his future ability would be in a family but even if it never changed isn’t he deserving of the love of a family?  Please…someone…rescue Travis.

Update March 2014:Travis2
He is not doing well. He appeared very drugged. He just rocked his head back and forth and ground his teeth. He occasionally would moan and he was salivating a lot and drooling on himself. He did not respond to me when I approached at all, he just kept rocking his head back and forth…which is why the picture is a little blurry…he never stopped.

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

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

Ross

Boy, born August 2003

 

Ross looks a little forlorn, but he’s really chewing a chocolate treat!

His file says he has a seizure disorder, an possibly other mental disorders and brain damage — it is unclear if that all refers back to his seizure disorder.  It does not state that he has a mental delay, but it is possible.

It also appears that he has either a lazy eye or vision issues, from the pictures.

 

More pictures available.

$287.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Charles

Boy, born:  June 2004

Charles is a sweet little guy, who looks like he’s in need of a Momma to scoop him up!

He is also listed as having barrel chest, which is common in children with Down syndrome.  He has no listed heart condition or other health issues.
Charles can be adopted with Megan or any of the other children in this orphanage!

 

$10,069.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Megan

megan2013Girl, Born October 2002

 

Praise God for a new photo!  Isn’t she BEAUTIFUL!?   This beautiful girl is waiting for her forever family.   She has blonde hair and blue eyes.  She was born with Down syndrome, and is positive for Hep B.

 

$13,318.80 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

 

Priscilla

Guardian AngelPriscilla

Girl, Born February 2010

WONDERFUL new photo of Miss Priss!

updated medical: congenital malformations of her spinal cord/musculoskeletal system/eye/hip, lactose intolerance, nephritis, diverticulum of bladder, mental delays

Pretty Priscilla!

From her caregivers:  communicative; adequate reactions.  Character: cheerful, active, friendly, communicative, likes to play with different toys.

Update Nov 18, 2014:

Priscilla is doing very well. She is a kind of shying but a smart girl. She understands everything but her speech ability is not understandable to me as she is very quiet. She has survived her blood issues she had few years ago.

She will be 5 years old in February 2015, and it would be great if a family will be ready to adopt her by that time. She really needs a family asap because her intellectual potential may be lost due to nobody really cares of her mental development and IQ in the orphanage. They care of her general health condition pretty good though.

More photos available.

$1,346.95 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Louis

Boy, Born December 2006

HIV+, ADHD

 

From his caregivers:  good results of blood tests; gets anti-retroviral therapy.

Character: hyperactive, restless, jumpy, sometimes disruptive behaved

 

Update Nov 2011:  

Louis is a very active and communicative boy. He likes attention, he really needs a family. Just look at his smile. He is very sweet.

 

$2,021.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Marla

Guardian AngelGirl, Born March 2007

FACING IMMINENT TRANSFER!!!

 

Poor sweet Marla …she was born with severe CP.   She has a loving personality, but is completely immobile on her own.  She is facing transfer soon and will remain bedridden the rest of her life if she is not adopted :( (

From her medical records:   Congenital malformation of the CNS: microcephaly, spastic tetraparesis.   Can not walk.   Does not speak. 

Married couples only, older parents and large families welcome, travel required.   More photos available. 

$3,006.20 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Howell

Boy, Born February 2007

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

More photos available.

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

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

$866.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Brittany

brittany2013-1brittany-2013Girl, Born April 2005

SO THANKFUL FOR A NEW PIC OF BRITTANY!   She looks wonderful!!!

Brittany is a beautiful girl with striking blue eyes.  Brittany has Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.    She is able to walk and speak some, but she is quite delayed.  She will so benefit from having a loving family of her own.

From someone who met her:  She is very active and loves helping others.  She can dress herself, feed herself, and do other tasks with minimal help.  She loves reading stories to herself and hearing other people tell stories.  The staff wants to make her feel like she’s just like the other children, even though she’s more disabled than the rest of them.   She says she has many friends, and loves to dance and sing. She’s also very shy.   She keeps asking around for a mama.

 

More photos and VIDEO available:  http://mediapasport.com.ua/41-anastasiya.html

 

Married couples only.  Older parents and large families welcome.  Travel required.

 

$10,037.60 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Nolan

Boy, Born October 2006

Nolan is a handsome little boy who was born with FAS (fetal alcohol syndrome).  He is able to walk, but is not verbal (not certain whether by choice or inability) and is not very active with other children.   Nolan will so benefit from having a family love him and help him come out of his shell.

From his medical records:  alalia, significant mental delay, crossed eyes, hypospadias

 


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

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

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!

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

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!

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

 

Haven

Guardian AngelGirl, Born March 2006

 

Poor Haven……sweet little girl.   Such a pretty girl burdened with such medical and cognitive difficulties….and no mama to love her through them.

From her medical records:  celiac disease, CP, toxic Hepatitis, hypotrophy of III stage

From our team who visited there: Haven is afraid of strangers and would not interact with us :(

 

 

$5,064.21 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

 

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!

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

Noel

Guardian AngelGirl, Born October 2004

Oh, Noel!  ;(  Noel was born with hydrocephaly and severe CP.   She has had surgery and has a shunt for her hydrocephalus, but she is still just “existing” for right now.  She is blessed to still be at the baby house….the director can’t bear to send her on.

There is no way to know her potential until she is out of an orphanage and in her own family setting.  She will likely require 24 hour care.   But she deserves a family of her own!

Because of her severe special needs, any family considering a commitment for Noel should have experience caring for a child with these significant needs.

 

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

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

Daphne

Girl, Born April 25, 2006

Daphne was born with CP.  She is not able to walk and is significantly cognitively delayed.  She is described as an affectionate and responsive child, and she would so benefit from having a loving family of her own.

She is facing transfer very soon, and will remain bedridden if she is not adopted.

More photos available

$2,145.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Gabrielle

Girl, Born October 2006

 

From her medical records:  symptomatic early myoclonic encephalopathy, spastic tetraparesis, severe delay of psychospeech development, perceptive hearing loss

 

Gabrielle really needs a family of her own!  She will remain bedridden for the rest of her short life if she is not adopted, and is facing the institution very soon.

 

$2,709.30 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

 

Tressa

Girl, Born January 16, 2005

 

Probable FAS

 

Tressa is facing imminent transfer.  She does not have much to be happy about.  Maybe you can make this the last Christmas she spends alone?

 

Donations will be accepted for this child when further information is received.

Galen

Boy, Born April 10, 2005

 

Galen is an orphanage favorite!  he has brown hair and brown eyes.  Galen was born with mild CP.  He is very physically active, able to walk on his own with no problems.  The caregivers love him and say he is very friendly, smart and helpful.  He does have strabismus.

 

Galen seems to be much like our Victor.  He very  much recognizes that he doesn't have his own mama and papa, and wants a family of his own. 

 

Galen is blessed to still be at the baby house.  He needs a family of his own!

 

More photos available.  Married couples only.

 

$600.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

 

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.

$6,558.09 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Leila

Girl, Born March 2005

Miss Leila is so pretty!  Dark hair and giant brown eyes, she is waiting for her forever family.  Leila does not have a specific diagnosis for her cognitive and physical  delays. Her speech is severely delayed and she is not able to walk her own.  She does have strabismus and an astigmatism.

Leila is blessed to still be at the baby house, but needs a family quickly.

 

$101.49 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Eric

 

BOY, Born October 29, 2006

SIGNIFICANT RISK, PLEASE ADOPT ME SOON!!

 More medical info coming, please check back soon.
Eric will be institutionalized and remain bedridden for life…he needs a family quickly!


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

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

Preston

40710133438 Preston 2014BOY, Born July 5, 2006
Cerebral palsy
After-effects of inflammatory diseases of the central nervous system; optic nerve atrophy; conductive and neurosensorial hearing loss; atopic dermatitis; cryptorchism; severe mental delay

SIGNIFICANT RISK, PLEASE ADOPT ME SOON!!

 

Preston will be institutionalized and remain bedridden for life…he needs a family!  He has been waiting far too long!

$388.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Kyle

BOY, Born December 23, 2005

Kyle has CP, but he can walk.
$1,519.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Eric

Boy, Born May 15, 2003
HIV+
$150.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Devon (Brian)

Devon11007070126 (1)Boy, Born October 15, 2001

 

Devon was previously listed as “Brian” — but it’s the same boy!  He’s so handsome, and still waiting for a family.

 

$2,106.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Parker

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!

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

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!

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

Kirk

Guardian Angel

BOY, born August 28, 2006

 

From his medical records:  Connective tissue dysplasia, chest distortion, crossed eyes, delay of psychological development, functional cardiopathy.

 

$2,674.70 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

 

Denis

DenisBOY, born July 2006

From his medical records:  epilepsy, frequent seizures therapeutic resistant, spastic tetraparesis, craniostenosis, gastroesophogeal reflux, congenital endogastritis

More photos available

From an adoptive family in summer 2012: 
We saw Denis three different times at large group events at this orphanage, and he is a very cute little boy. He is small for his age, and he was in a wheelchair the times I saw him (that may have been just for transport). But he was alert and following what was going on (a puppet show once, and a musical performance another time) with real interest.  He looked content and in a good mood every time we saw him.

This region typically waives the 10 day waiting period for children with special needs.   

Update March 2014:
Denis is a very handsome little guy. He is nonverbal, but makes a high trilling/singing sound or squeals when he is happy or trying to communicate. He looks like he is about the size of a 4 year old, however his abdomen is quite large (barrel shaped) while his arms and legs and hands are very thin and tiny. He is in a wheelchair and does not walk. His little body shakes often, from his head to his toes, which may be seizure activity. He’s very alert and watches what goes on, but does not appear very interested in interacting with people specifically. He is in a room with many other older, more mobile boys, so he may simply feel overwhelmed with the activity and constant movement.

$7,502.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Emerson

2015

2015

Boy, Born May 2007

From his medical records: symptomatic epilepsy G40.1 Other disorders of psychological development. F88.0; Tuberous sclerosis. Q85.1 Other ill-defined heart diseases. I51.8 Iron deficiency anaemia, unspecified D50.9 Hypermetropia H52.0 Convergent concomitant strabismus H50.0 Cytomegaloviral disease, unspecified. B25.9

 

Emerson finally available again!  He’s waited SO long.  *** He can be adopted with Jessica and/or Kristopher if a family is interested and approved in their home study. ***

 

Emerson is growing up so fast! He is so tall now! He is a sweet, blonde haired, blue eyed boy waiting for his forever family. He is quite self sufficient and a happy child.

MORE PHOTOS AVAILABLE

$1,719.30 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Samantha and Kristina

 

Guardian Angel

2015

2015

2015

2015

Girls, Born November 22, 2004 &

November 27, 2005
HELP, WE HAVE ALREADY BEEN TRANSFERRED!
Samantha (the oldest), on the left:  Brown hair and stunning green eyes!   Microcephaly, mental retardation, crossed eyes, physically capable, friendly and affectionate girl, will do well in family environment.  High likelihood of fetal alcohol syndrome.
Kristina, on the right:  cognitively delayed, physically capable, helpful, friendly, likes to play, good girl.
The girls are currently NOT in the same orphanage, but are in the same region and we could love for them to be adopted together.
$10,360.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Alicia

alicia6Girl, Born 2004

SIGNIFICANT RISK, PLEASE ADOPT ME SOON!!  ALICIA HAS BEEN TRANSFERRED.

 

 SO THANKFUL FOR A NEW PIC OF ALICIA!!   Miss Alicia is a beautiful little girl who needs a loving family.  Her other two typically developing sisters were adopted by other families already.
Alicia was born to an HIV+ mother, and is HIV+ herself.  She has also has significant delays and challenges associated with her FAS.  (fetal alcohol syndrome).  We are waiting to learn if she has any medical complications, but she is cognitively delayed and does show signs of attention deficit and hyperactivity.    Alicia will do best where she can be the focus of attention and have her Daddy wrapped around her finger :)     Alicia has SO much potential, and deserves a family as much as her other sisters do.   I know there is a family out there for this little girl!  She is facing the mental institution soon, but has grown up in a loving and well kept orphanage so far.  A committed family now can prevent her transfer!

 

From an adoptive family who visited with her in July 2010:  “ Alicia absolutely LOVES one on one attention. she is front and center if you are handing out kisses and hugs. You can see she wants a Mama all her own, and it will be so hard on her to have her sister leave to be adopted, as her other sister was already adopted.   (Their mother is deceased, most likely from AIDS).   She likes to swing.   She loved to lay her head in my lap while we were both on the bench swing and I would stroke her hair. The other kids didnt like to share my attention but Alicia was ok with it.   I could have two in my lap and she didn’t mind, but she didnt like being crowded out when the other child decided they wanted me all to themselves.  She likes sensory input.   She kept rubbing her arm across my husband’s unshaved face and shivering and making the funniest face and then immediately doing it again.  She likes to go down the slide again and again.   She really likes to be in the  middle of whatever is going on, and be included. But often she is excluded, even by attendants.  For Alicia it’s a vicious circle. She is delayed, she gets frustrated, they don’t let her do things the others are doing, she gets more delayed and more frustrated. She is VERY VERY SWEET AND LOVING.  She needs a family that has only a couple kids, not ten. She has HIV.   If you want a little girl to hug and kiss, she will GLADLY take all the hugs and kisses you can hand out. She isn’t afraid of men but isn’t inappropriate either. I saw her with my husband as well as another couple of young men who visit regularly.  Alicia is on the small side, like maybe size 4.  The children are valued and loved at this orphanage.   The grounds are visually stimulating and the kids get outside for a couple hours in the morning as well as afternoon.   They even go swimming in the pool they have there.   Hope someone will come for Alicia very soon!”   Alicia is toilet-trained and able to say when she needs to use the restroom.  She has tremendous potential if someone would take her home and love her!

MORE PHOTOS AVAILABLE, MARRIED COUPLES ONLY

$4,430.91 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Yasmine

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2014

2014

Girl, Born June 2004

Spina bifida with hydrocephalus, low paraparesis, pelvic organs impairment, organic disorders of behavior and personality, paralytic clubfoot, kyphoscoliosis, chronic pyelonephritis, chronic granulated cystitis, convergent squint, retinal vascular abnormalities, myopia, reactive pancreatitis, biliary dyskinesia, nanism

 

NEW PHOTO DECEMBER 2014!!!  

Yasmine is walking sunshine! What a glorious smile and a personality to match! Yasmine was born with CP.  She has congeinital hydrocephaly as well. Her feet/ankles are turned in, but she is able to pull to a stand and tries so hard to get around! Surgery and therapy can make a world of difference for this darling little girl.

Let’s find a family for her FAST!!!

More photos available, please inquire. Older parents and large families welcome. MARRIED COUPLES ONLY.

$2,624.10 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Bridget

Girl, Born November 8, 2003

 
Little Bridget is a beautiful girl, but impacted by many medical complications.  She will so benefit from a loving family who can help her achiever her very best!   She is blessed to still be at a wonderful baby house, but she si facing imminent transfer and will spend the rest of her short life bedridden if she is not adopted.   Please consider Bridget!
 
From her medical records:  nystagmus, cerebral palsy, convulsive syndrome, severe mental delay, congenital partial atrophy of visual nerves
Donations will be accepted for this child when further information is received.

Valerie

Girl, Born February 2004

SIGNIFICANT RISK, PLEASE ADOPT ME SOON!!  Valerie has been transferred.

Isn’t Valerie cute??  She is diagnosed with hypothyroidism.  She also has strabismus (crossed/lazy eyes).    She is diagnosed with developmental delay, and shows many of the facial characteristics of a child with FAS (Fetal Alcohol syndrome).  But she is a darling girl, very active, loving and affectionate!   She is facing the institution soon.  I hope a family is out there waiting just for her!

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.

 

Donations will be accepted for this child when further information is received.

Angelina

Angelina 2013
angelina2014-2Girl, Born May 2007

Miss Angelina has spina bifida.  She has blonde hair and giant blue eyes!

From her medical records:  Congenital dysfunction, myelocele of lumbosacral part of spinal cord (had surgery); internal hydrocephalus (had surgery 2007), flail legs with dysfunction of pelvis/hips, cardiopathy, valgus feet, crossed eyes, TB-infection, delay of physical, psychological and speech development.

Guardian AngelMore photos available.

From a family who met her in June 2014:   ”Somebody come get this girl, Angelina.   She is such an awesome kid.   So happy and smart.   She just needs a family and she will thrive.   She is 7 and may be in an institution soon.  She does not belong there.”

A family who met her in 2011 says she’s the happiest child, always smiling and laughing.

 

$5,521.02 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Lynne

Girl, Born July 2, 2007

I HAVE BEEN TRANSFERRED TO THE OLDER CHILD ORPHANAGE/SPECIAL NEEDS HOME.

From her medical records: minimal brain dysfunction, delay of psychological and speech development (may have slight mental delay), patent foramen ovale, crossed eyes.

Lynne is a beautiful blue eyed girl who was born with FAS.  She is quite smart and high functioning socially.  She is described as calm and friendly, and will do well in a family.   FAS, Congenital heart disease; minor pulmonary valve stenosis; delay of psychological development, crossed eyes.
$4,252.20 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Gretchen

 Guardian AngelGirl, Born February 22, 2008

Gretchen is a sweet little girl with giant blue eyes!  She is officially diagnosed with FAS (fetal alcohol syndrome), and was *previously* a carrier of her mother’s Hep C antibodies.  She is testing negative now.  She does have strabismus as well.  She is able to stand on her own, but is not quite walking yet.    She is cognitively delayed, but is affectionate.

Gretchen is a beautiful little girl who deserves a family of her own.   She was recently cleared for adoption in February, 2013, when she turned 5 years old.

$1,139.05 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Jewell

Girl, Born April 2006
Cerebral palsy / TBI

 

SIGNIFICANT RISK, PLEASE ADOPT ME SOON!!

Eugene is really a GIRL! After all this time, we have learned he is a SHE.

Dark brown hair and blue-green eyes.  She has severe CP, but has recently started walking!

Jewell is the victim of parental physical abuse, and suffers from post-traumatic brain injury, which has further complicated her delays and struggles.

She does have a sister with mild delays whom she can be adopted with or by herself.


$986.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Nicholas

BOY, born November 9, 2006

Nicholas is officially diagnosed with FAS (fetal alcohol syndrome).  His delay is considered significant. He needs a loving family to help him achieve all he can be.  He does not appear to have any additional medical complications from his FAS. This picture makes him seem to have vision problems, but I think it’s just a bad picture.

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.

$60.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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!

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

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!

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

Jason

Jason (1)Boy, Born April 10, 2003

 

HELP!  I have been transferred to a remote institution, with no hope of finding my family without you!

Jason spends his time either in a crib or in a stroller, sitting outside.

He needs a lot of love and attention … He is a good, sweet child, but he has a lot of self-injuring behaviors.  Unfortunately, he is often restrained because he hits himself really hard.

Update Nov 2012:  Jason is learning to walk with support!

 

From a  family who visited with him in June 2013:   I saw Jason this morning. I got to take him for a walk in the stroller, play with him, feed him (twice!), and get him ready for his nap. He is wonderful. He loved it when I made my hand crawl up his belly and tickle him under the chin. I was rewarded with loud laughing and a huge smile. He liked to have me rub his feet, and whenever I would stop he would stick his little foot up for more. He makes noises but he does not talk. He can walk if he holds both of your hands, but he prefers to crawl as he can go faster. He is the king of the bouncy seat. He sits in it whenever he can, and he shooed away another child who came too close. ;) He is about the size of a four year old and is in a 4/5 shirt. He’s heavier than I thought he would be, but I can carry him easily. I’m totally in love.

10 day wait often waived here.  Married couples only, larger families welcome.

$3,468.57 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Matvey

Boy, Born August 28, 2004

 

SIGNIFICANT RISK, PLEASE ADOPT ME SOON!!

 

Matvey is such a cute little boy, with blonde curls!   He is cognitively delayed, but does not seem to have any official diagnosis other than that.  He has amazing potential!!   He was transferred to another region in 2010.

Please give this little guy a chance to fulfill his potential!    One of our own adoptive families who visited with him in March 2008 shared this with us:  “This little guy did NOT want to be photographed!  He was quite happy doing whatever he was doing before being brought into the room but having his picture taken was not high on his priority list.  He has “deep mental delay” (understand that this is according to Eastern European standards — he was more aware and alert than a child with Down syndrome might be at the same age).  I can’t tell you his eye color because he down-right refused to look at me, but those blonde curls sure were cute!”

$310.80 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

This child is in a region that is currently not open to adoptions. We are no longer able to accept new donations for this child. The current grant funds will remain with this child until the unrest is resolved or the children become permanently unavailable for adoption.

Anderson

BOY, Born December 13, 2003
 
Anderson is a sweet boy who is blessed to still be at his baby house.   He is significantly cognitively delayed, and needs a loving family to help his achieve his potential.  He does not have any words, but communicates through other sounds.    He is able to walk and is physically active.  he is facing the mental institution soon, hope someone will consider him and give him the life he so deserves!

 

$2,559.70 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

 

Samson

BOY, Born August 28, 2004

 

Samson is also blessed to still be at the baby house.  He was born with CP and strugges with epilepsy.    He has optic nerve subatrophy, and will do great in a family who has experience with vision impairments!   The caregivers say he has a great personality!  Samson has so much potential!

 

MORE PHOTOS AVAILABLE

 

$1,062.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Sealey

Guardian Angel BOY, Born October 26, 2004

 

Sealey needs a family….he has severe CP, and is diagnosed with congenital brain malformation; anencephalea (no cerebral cortex).  He is not able to walk and needs full care.  It wil be so wonderful to see him blossom in a loving family.  He is facing the institution very soon.

 

MORE PHOTOS AVAILABLE

 

$145.20 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

 

Ruslan

Boy, Born November 12, 2002

Down syndrome

ALREADY TRANSFERRED, PLEASE ADOPT ME SOON!!

Ruslan is a handsome young man who is in desperate need of a family right away.  He has strabismus, and is also a CARRIER of Hepatitis B.  (www.webmd.com) He is asymptomatic at this time.   We are trying to get more details on his Hep B….he is living in the general population of children, so they don’t appear to be very concerned about him transmitting it to other children.   (Typically, children with blood-born viruses such as Hep B and HIV are isolated in special orphanages and never available to be adopted, so we are thinking that maybe he tested positive at birth and hasn’t been retested, or he isn’t showing any outwards symptoms).

 

From a nurse in the infectious disease unit in a pediatric hospital:  *** Hepatitis B is something that children in the USA are routinely vaccinated for.   If parents have not received the vaccinations, they can easily go to their physician and receive the series.  With these vaccinations transmission is extremely minimal as vaccinated parties can have immunity to Hepatitis B. Titers (simple blood test) can also be drawn after taking the vaccines to make sure immunity has been acquired. Hepatitis B is also treatable with medications and people can also just be carriers of the virus.  This health condition is labeled chronic, but with proper medical treatment and simple precautions it is very treatable and the risk of transmission is minimal at most. ***

Ruslan has already been transferred out to the institution due to his age, but he can still be adopted!!    Please open you heart to little Ruslan….he needs you!

 

$10,394.67 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Yuri

Blonde hair and blue eyes.    He has been diagnosed with HIV, but is medically healthy.  Yuri is already living in the older child internat/boarding school.

$1,255.10 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Lorena

Girl, Born November, 2005

This beautiful, brown haired, blue eyed angel was born with a lot of strikes stacked against her.  That doesn't mean she doesn't deserve a voice or a chance to have a family who loves her and can help her be all she is able!  
  
From her medical records:  CEREBRAL PALSY.   Inborn defect of brain development (hypoplasia of right hemisphere, cerebellum, mosaic body). Syndrome of spastic tetraparesis; stage of motion defect.   Secondary microcephaly.  Hip dysplasia.  Secondary miocardiopathy.  Mental delay.  Strabismus.
 
Lorena is facing the mental institution soon, and will remain bedridden for life if she is not adopted. 
 
 
$1,570.65 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Irina

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Girl, Born March 5, 2005

Irina is a beautiful girl with dark hair and big dark eyes. She has a cleft palate. She is cognitively delayed, likely as a result of FAS. She is a precious and happy little girl, and will do great in a family. She can be *assertive* at times, but responds very well to individual attention and will really thrive as the “baby”.

Irina is a child who keeps to herself. Usually, if she plays with others, she prefers to stay in small groups, but she also can be okay with larger groups of children.   She prefers playing with children younger than she is.   Irina is a good listener and is a sweet and sensitive child.

From a volunteer who visited with her in July 2014:  ” Irina has been transferred from a preschool to a facility for children. She is really small for her age, the size of a toddler, and she is being bullied by other children in her group. They hit her and yell at her. They nurses don’t protect her. She seems really overwhelmed and tries to flee from it, but when they are all in the playpen there is nowhere to go for her. She needs to be rescued. She needs to get out of there. She was in a better place, but this must be an awful experience for her. She looks much worse than in the pictures. Unfortunately the nurse wouldn’t let us take pictures.”

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.

Irina has been transferred to the older child internat now.  She is with Juri and Jefferson.

$600.20 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Darina

Guardian Angel

 

Girl, Born October  2007

Oh Darina, how she has regressed :( ((   We had such a darling photo of her from two years ago, and to see her like this now breaks my heart.   She could have come so far and been spared this ;(

Darina struggles with CP.  She has compensated internal hydrocephaly as well.  She is not able to walk on her own.  From her medical records:  congenital brain abnormality, atopic-astenic syndrome, delay of mental and motor development, microcephaly, hip dysplasia, congenital isotropy of both eyes, koch valga to the left (foot position)

Darina is facing the institution soon and will remain bedridden for life if she is not adopted :(

$217.80 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Janie

Girl, Born March 8, 2006

So glad to have an updated picture of Janie!  She is blessed to still be at the baby house, but she will remain bedridden for the rest of her life is she is transferred.
Janie is a beautiful little girl who struggles with the effects of FAS.    She also has CP and some effects of hydrocephaly.   She is not able to walk on her own, and will need the loving and patient care of a family to help her achieve her potential.

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.

$3,617.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Wendy

Girl, Born June 25, 2006

Guardian Angel

 


UPDATE:  Wendy has already been transferred :(

Updates and new photos will not be possible.   Would any family take a leap of blind faith to save her?  She will remain bedridden the rest of her short life if not.

 

Wendy is a beautiful girl with sandy blonde hair and blue eyes.    She was born quite premature  (not sure which gestational week, but it is listed as “4th stage”).  She has CP and is completely blind, with congenital cataracts in both eyes, optic sub-atrophy, and microcephaly.

From her medical records:  Microcephaly, tetraparesis, delayed psychomotor development due to perinatal CNS lesions.  Congenital malformations of eye, cataracts, microphthalmia of both eyes.

An experienced adoptive family of institutionalized children is preferred.  Married couples only.  Older parents and large families welcome.

$2,637.07 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Miranda

Girl, Born August 25, 2004
Cerebral Palsy

 

SIGNIFICANT RISK, PLEASE ADOPT ME SOON!!

What a beautiful little girl!    Wispy blonde hair and bright blue eyes!  Miranda is healthy and developing well out side of her CP.    She is an orphanage favorite.   Waiting for more info on her ability to walk/speak, etc.

She has two younger siblings, their status is not known.

 

She was transferred from her baby home, and still waits for her family.  She has been listed for SO long!!

$1,202.89 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Valery

Girl, Born September 27, 2006

Valery was born with CP and spina bifida.  She has significant strabismus and “progressive hydrocephaly”.  She is not able to walk, and is significantly delayed in all aspects.   But she is still beautiful and deserving and can truly thrive in a loving family, with access to adequate medical care and nutrition.   Valery will remain bedridden for life, and will likely not survive the transfer to the institution.   Won’t someone consider being her “forever family”?
More photos available, please inquire.
$4,616.70 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Nastya

Guardian Angel

Girl, Born July 27, 2005

 

Nastya was born with spina bifida and minor hydrocephalus.  She has had corrective surgery, but is not able to walk.   She has already turned 7 and needs a family right away to save her spending the rest of her life bedridden in a mental institution.
PLEASE HELP!
More photos available, please inquire.
$1,750.05 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Nana

Girl, Born January 22, 2007
Nana is a precious little girl with sunshine blonde hair and blue eyes.  Her medical records indicate prenatal alcohol abuse, resulting in severe CP and hydrocephaly.    I so wish we had a better photo of Nana, and hope to get one soon so she has a better chance of finding a family to save her.
More photos available, please inquire.

 

$1,440.73 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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!

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

Nate

BOY, born August 2006

 

Nate is a handsome young man!   He was born with CP, and has some vision problems as a result of CMV (cytomegalovirus). He has brown hair and big brown eyes.   He is not able to walk on his own, but he will truly blossom in a loving family, who can provide the therapy and encouragement he needs.  We are hoping to learn if he is being treated for the CMV, but he is asymptomatic at this time.

 

$161.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Jared

Jared (26)

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.

$1,148.05 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Vitaly

Boy, Born January 14, 2005

 

Little Vitaly is so handsome, with his dark hair and eyes!   Vitaly was born with CP and is not able to walk at this time.    He is moderately cognitively delayed, but will regress every day he is in this place.  He is already living in an institution, and he needs to be rescued desperately.   Otherwise he will never have a chance to walk, never have the opportunity for surgery or therapy.

 

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

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