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Ethan

Ethan Oct 2013 (3)Ethan 2013Boy, born November 1999
HIV, astigmatism

 

Pics from 2013 – he wants to be adopted! 

 

Ethan is in the same orphanage with several other available children. Interested and approved families could adopt multiple children together.

 

From a family who met him in Nov. & Dec. 2013:
Ethan is older than our daughter and so wasn’t in her group. However, he clearly enjoys interacting with the younger kids, and he came into her group room at least two or three evenings each week to play-wrestle and to play games/video games with the younger kids. We met him our first weekend with our daughter, when Ethan came outside for about 2 hours on Saturday to play with the younger kids. He impressed me immensely in that short amount of time. He was gentle and kind with them, laughing and joking. Not once did he display any mean or bullying behavior, which some of the other older boys did. He was very respectful and polite to my husband and me, as well as toward the teachers. That behavior continued every time we saw him for the next six weeks. He especially likes play wrestling with the younger boys, although he is always very gentle with them. Many times he would be play wrestling with one of the younger, much smaller boys, and I’d see him get to a position where he could have easily taken the play too far and hurt the younger boy, but not once did he do so. He always gently set down the younger boy with a big smile. As a result, he is a favorite with the younger boys. He’s also a bit goofy, in an understated way. For example, he likes to wear silly clothing combinations just to get a reaction from the other children. Once he was walking around with his skinny jeans rolled up his legs to look like shorts, but with huge gigantic cuffs. The other kids thought it was hilarious! Ethan told our daughter how much he wants a family. He will be a huge blessing and a wonderful addition to the family that chooses him.

$230.40 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Andrea

AndreaGirl, born 2014
Down syndrome, congenital heart defect

 

What a sweet little love!

 

$49.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Clementine

40823114237Girl, born 2010
General speech underdevelopment, HIV+, Hep C

 
What a little dolly!

Clementine is available for adoption in early 2015.

 

$288.90 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Nora

40819143326 NoraGirl, born 2013
Congenital malformation of the central nervous system, symptomatic epilepsy, atactic syndrome, tetraparesis, porencephalia

 

 

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

Mandy

Girl, Born 2010

syndactyly of hands and feet, steeple tower head, psychological and motor delay, Congenital heart defect (patent foramen ovale, secondary defect of interatrial septum)

Many will be available in early 2015.

We are so glad to finally be able to relist Mandy! She was born with multiple skeletal anomalies, including fused/webbed hands.

 

The girl is smiling, laughing. She reaches for toys. She walks in baby-jumper.    Doctors consider that surgery may help to separate her fingers on the hands.   They give a positive prognosis regarding her mental development.  More photos are available.

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

$1,317.80 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Octavian

30413212627 (1)Boy, born Jan 2013

Down syndrome

 

Such irresistible chubby cheeks!

 

$5,390.52 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Gene

Gene1Boy, born August 1998
Down syndrome

Gene2

Gene is described as eager and easygoing.

From someone who met him:  To really ‘get access’ to Gene, you need to try hard.  Some days he’s living in his own world and it’s hard to ‘reach’ him.   But it’s worth the effort.  I met Gene in the summer, and the other children in the group were all trying to get my attention, Gene wouldn’t  I tried to give some attention to every child in the group, so also to Gene. It took a while before I could get him out of his own world. I grabbed his hand and just stroke his fingers one at a time.  He would look at his fingers, and after doing that for minutes, he would finally look at me.  He looked who was stroking his hand.

Still he didn’t allow me to touch him more than just stroking his hand.  Next day I was wondering if he would still remember me and if I could touch his hand again.  I didn’t need to ask myself that question, because as soon as I walked in, he came up to me, reaching me his hand.  I knew I broke through his wall that kept him safe in his own world. It still took me a while to really ‘open him up’. In November I visited his group again, and again it took me a while to ‘reach’ him. But as I was tickling one of the other boys in his group, he came closer. So I grabbed his hand, to pull him on my lap, next to the other boy, and I tickled him. What happened was amazing! He started to laugh! He laughed out loud, the first time I heard him do that. And he couldn’t stop anymore. His laugh was so contagious and so wonderful to hear it. It brought tears to my eyes. He was so open and he wanted me to tickle him more. Next day I could hardly touch him again, which was hard for me, because I wanted to get him out of his own world again. But I found out that I should not lose hope, because it depends on his mood if he will let you touch him. Another day I could tickle him again and he laughed again. This boy just needs more stimulation to stay out of his own world. Because of the lack of stimulation he normally just sits on the ground and rock back and forth. But he is able to walk, to run around and play games. He can have fun and interact with other children. It just takes a little more. This boy is already in the institute for a long time, and this is the price he paid for it.

He desperately needs a family —  He needs a family committed to him before his 16th birthday, otherwise he’ll be condemned to institution life forever.

Married couples only, large families welcome.

$18,615.80 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Mary, Laura, and Carrie

2001 20072011This adorable trio of sisters needs a family where they can grow up together.

 

Mary is the oldest sister; she was born in 2001 and is healthy.

 

Laura is the middle sister; she was born in 2007 and is healthy.

 

Carrie is the baby. She was born in 2011.
HIV
She is ONLY available to be adopted with her older sisters.

 

$95.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Abram

40810112623Boy, born 2012
Hydrocephalus posthemorrhagic

 

Oh sweet love needs a family and medical care.

 

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

Ellis

30729223506Boy, born 2013
Spina bifida

Please look past all the pink, this adorable baby is a BOY! The picture is a year old; hoping to get an updated one soon.

 

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

Dewey

40804202213 DeweyBoy, born 2012

Hydrocephaly, congenital heart defect (operated)

 

 

 

 

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

Inessa

40730092559girl, born 2011
ventricular and atrial septal defects, cleft hard and soft palate

 

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

Judith

40730094950Girl, born 2012
CP, dual hemiplegia
Judith cannot walk or sit independently. But she shows interest in toys and reacts to speech addressed to her.

 

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

Griffin

40730094845Boy, born 2011
CP, mental delay

 

Griffin can walk with help, understands simple instructions, can say separate words.

 

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

Dillon

dillon2014-4dillon2014-1Boy, born 2000
Down syndrome

 

From a missionary who visited in August 2014:    Dillon loves cuddles and attention. He also loves getting his photo taken with other people, then takes his own “photos” with his hand. He grabs you and says “cheee” and takes a selfie with his hand. So adorable!  He has a killer laugh.  He is smart and helps out the caregivers.  He doesn’t speak but verbalizes sounds and makes his needs known. He will be a lovely son.

 

From a family who visited with him in 2014:  In all my interaction and time with Dillon, I never saw the slightest sign that he was aggressive or had the ability to hit children. In fact, out of all the boys there, Dillon is the most gentle, softhearted, and kind. I did see some horse play and pinching between the other boys, but never Dillon. Dillon is calm, extremely happy, and joyful, and very soft and slow with his movements.

From another family who met him:
He is beautiful! absolutely a treasure. a teddy bear my hubby says. When he first met me, he kissed my hand to say hello, and then he kissed (my husband’s) hand.  He has a beautiful smile! We visited him again later that night. He gave me a huge hug. He just wraps his arms around you very tight! He is quiet, but sat next to me and loves to spend time with you. Today, when we arrived and gave the kids cookies, he was so happy. We have a video where he sets down what he has in one hand just to say hello to the camera. He is full of smiles. When we left, I went up to him and he put the world’s hugest smile on his face and put his arms out in a straight “t”, armed and ready for a tight hug! An absolute treasure is the best way to describe him He is more than that.  He loves to play soccer. He runs and plays and laughs. He will be a huge blessing to a family! Also very gentle!

$3,009.63 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Elsbeth

40720103944 ElsbethGirl, born 2000

Down syndrome, mental delays

 

Such a lovely young lady — she’s been waiting so long for a family of her own.

 

$270.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Mathis

40710130119 Mathis (1)Boy, born 2013
Multiple congenital arthrogryposis, internal hydrocephalus, open oval window

 

 

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

Selena

40622124805 SelenaGirl, born 2001
HIV+

 

 

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

Betsy

40614170606 Betsy (1) 40614170606 Betsy (2)Girl, born late 2002
Slight mental delay, simple astigmatism

From a family who met her in 2014:

This young lady is very sweet! She is in school and just finished the 3rd level. Betsy likes to color, read, run, swing on the playground, and dance. When we were able to talk to her she seemed slightly shy but very calm and gentle. Betsy is articulate and seems only slightly delayed. She and my daughter hugged and cried when they had to say good-bye. Betsy really wants to come to America. She would be a wonderful addition to any family!

I would love to share more with seriously interested families.

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

Brock

40530180818 Brock (2)

40530180818 Brock (1)Boy, born early 2004
Slight mental delay, astigmatism, mitral valve prolapse of I stage

From a family who met him in 2014:
This boy is an absolute treasure! He is kind-hearted and thoughtful of others. Brock enjoys dancing in school productions, doing school work on the computer, shooting hoops, playing soccer, reading books, painting and cutting out art projects, and sliding down slides. He is one of my daughter’s really good friends. They hugged and cried when my daughter left the orphanage. Brock desperately needs a family to rescue him and give him a joyful life full of love.

I would love to share more with seriously interested families.

 

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

Ephraim

30626164933 smBoy, born July 2009
spina bifida (myelocele), hydrocephalus (subcompensation),  moderate mental delays, functional systolic murmur, astigmatism, crossed eyes, delay of physical development, spastic talipes paralyticus, spastic dislocation of the hips.

 

$804.94 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

 

Adler

40601135339 Adler (1)

40601135339 Adler (3)

Boy, born mid-2009
FAS, infantile autism

 

 

 

 

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

Clarice

Clarice 2014 2 Clarice 2014Girl, born July 1999
Down syndrome

 

Clarice’s pictures are so fun to see – she seems to be all sunshine and motion!   She has such an amazing grin!

Clarice is so tiny; and she has many facial features of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, in addition to her Down syndrome.

She has the personality of an impetuous toddler- very high energy and eager to try everything life has to offer. She too needs a family, and the sooner the better. The possibilities for a child to thrive when they reach a family are endless. She will definitely need medical attention, as you can tell from just seeing her teeth, and lots of patient instruction and guidance.

 

Update from May 2014:
CClarice has a sunshine smile, twinkling eyes, and a unique set of needs, as she is the victim of at least one confirmed type of maternal substance abuse in addition to having Down Syndrome and scoliosis. She has spent the entirety of her almost-15 years of her life without the essential and nurturing maternal and paternal bond. She is a sweet-natured, not loud, strong, and curious child who is the size of a slender six year-old. She is cognitively about two years old. She IS able to obey the stern orphanage nannies, and enjoys massage, stroller rides, sensory activities if she is offered, joint stimulation, and can walk. Clarice can engage in purposeful play and follow basic instructions. She bear-crawls (think Jungle Book) many times, and really has a gentle disposition. Her eyes are innocent and kind, and her personality is gentle and sweet. It is not fair to expect a child in this condition to “perform” for a room full of adults, and she is enamored and thankful with any offers of play or stimulation. She has a self-stimming habit of pushing on her private parts under her underpants, but as I have learned in the DS community, this is probably a result of a lack of sensory input. So, if given the right redirection through sensory play, her habit could be redirected. Clarice has the strength of a man when she wants you to hold her, and it is my opinion that it is unsuitable for her to have several physically smaller siblings. However, that is not legislated. There are several telling videos and photos of Clarice to share for the right family. She needs a family ASAP! I was told by a national regarding the kind of place she goes next — that “most children live for only one year at most once transferred.” Please pray for precious Clarice. Could you love her as a daughter? God knows her name, and he will provide her needs.

$15,350.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

 

Veronica

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAGirl, born 2000
Mild Cerebral palsy, can walk very well.

 

Veronica is a lovely young lady.  She is able to walk, stand on her own.

 

$61.55 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Darah

Girl, born 2013
Down syndrome, atrio-ventricular septum defect, condition after pulmonary artery coarctation (April, 2013)

 

Will be available in about 2 months (summer 2014)

What a sweet little love!

 

$54.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Rita

RitaRita-2014Girl, born 2007
Cerebral palsy, spastic hemiplegia, epilepsy, cardiomyopathy, deformity of lower limb, respiratory disease, malnutrition

 

From a missionary who visited in August 2014:  ”girly needs out now people! The doctors in her country have decided she doesn’t have long to live (they have said that for her whole life…) She needs proper medical attention and intervention. She is such a little doll, her smile can make your whole day. Don’t condemn her to die alone in a cot. ”

 

Sweet girl!   Several videos of her are available from Maya’s Hope.

 

Married couples only.  Travel required.

$12,222.84 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Clarence

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

 

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

 

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

Carter

Carter 201430417114557 CarterBoy, born Nov 2011
Cerebral palsy, double hemiplegia G 80.0.

 

What a little sweetheart!  Don’t you just want to scoop him up!

$200.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Oskar

40428232901 (4)Boy, born late 2011
congenital absense of ear, canal, hand/finger, fused fingers, cleft palate, congenital malformation of cardiac septa

 

Oskar has had surgery for his cleft palate.

Additional pictures available.

$25.00 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!

Magnus

40427101416 Magnus (1) 40427101416 Magnus (2)Boy, born 2009
HIV+

Oh goodness, Magnus has the most beautiful, dark eyes.

He will be available for adoption in late 2014.

 

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

Dirk

Digital imageBoy, born February 2003
Arthrosis

This photo is old (2009)

 

$890.70 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

 

 

Aura Lee

40404202845 Aura LeeGirl, born July 2009
Microcephaly, spastic tetraparesis

 

Oh, isn’t she lovely?

Aura Lee is doing very well.  She knows her nannies, smiles at familiar adults.  She can sit down and stand up with help.  She does not have mental delays.

Aura Lee has features consistent with FAS (fetal alcohol syndrome).  This is not a diagnosis, but a cautionary disclosure.

Aura has developing speech — she can make separate sounds, and will repeat after an adult.

$274.61 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!

Boyd

40402205812Boy, born December 2012
Congenital pathology of the central nervous system, internal hydrocephalus

 

This tiny little guy needs a mama’s love!

 

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

Vann

40402205041 VannBoy, born October 2013
After-effects of birth trauma – brain affection; open arterial duct (does not need surgery).

 

Such a sweet, squishy little guy!  His head is completely flat on the back.

 

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

Tessa (Lora)

Girl, born August 2008

 

We were recently informed LORA is actually Tessa!

 

What a little doll Tessa is!  She really needs a family — she has a whole host of medical issues.

Mental delay, rickets, strabismus (crossed eyes), epilepsy, and a speech delay. She does not talk at all.  She prefers to be alone.  Some of her behaviors remind autism but she was not diagnosed with it.  Her epilepsy is well controlled by medications.  It has been suggested that Tessa may have Angelman Syndrome, but this is not confirmed.

She is able to stand and walk independently. She does not have a diagnosis of CP but she walks unsteadily.   She was previously diagnosed with microcephaly.

She deserves a loving family and a chance to reach her potential, not to be hidden away in a mental institution.

$414.21 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

 

George and Martha

40331220722 (3)Boy, born May 2010
Delay of psychological and speech development, used to have heart defect (oval window that closed), hemangioma, chest deformation.

George can fulfill simple instructions, does not walk very well, has been in the orphanage for 1.5 years.

 

Girl, born August 200440331221003 (2)
Severe mental delays

Martha does not react to her name, does not know colors, does not play with toys.  can feed herself, but is not adequate. She would eat banana with skin and candy with cover. She is not potty trained. Her speech is almost not developed.

 

There is a history of prior neglect; George has better development because he lived in the family less time than Martha, before they were removed.

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

Rogan

40331223243 RoganBoy, born May 2013

Down syndrome, Cleft lip / cleft palate, rickets, additional chord of the left heart ventricle, carrier of Hep. C antibodies

 

What a sweetheart!  He will be available for adoption in early summer.

 

$146.70 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Hester

40316105637 (1)40316105637 (2)Guardian AngelGirl, born July 2011
Disorder of the brain, congenital deformity of the hip, bilateral hearing loss, exotropia

 

Hester is darling!  She can hear.

 

$283.50 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!

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.

$1,192.84 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Kayla

40303182538 Kayla (2)
Guardian Angel

Girl, born August 2007

Diagnosis info coming soon.

She cannot walk and her mental development is normal.

From a family who met her in late 2013:
Kayla is about the sweetest child you could ever imagine. She is full of smiles and giggles. We saw her everyday for several weeks and I was able to play with her a few times. We played a game in which I would hand her a block and she would put it into a bag. She loved it. 40303182538 Kayla (1)She prefers to use her left hand although if I’d put the block out of reach of her left hand she could use her right. She is constantly in a stroller. I never saw her anywhere else. I did notice she seemed to have good control over her legs. I bet she could walk with PT and some love! She is small for her age. She needs dental care now. She made good eye contact and watched what I was doing. I was able to give her simple instructions despite the language barrier and she followed them. I truly believe she would absolutely thrive in a family. And a family would be beyond blessed by her sweet little self.

$380.43 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Haines

40225194207 Haines (1)Boy, born October 2002
Mental delay

 

 

 

 

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

Finley

40225200307 (2)40225200307 (1)Boy, born September 2013
Open oval window, open arterial duct Q 25.0, retinopathy, severe delay of psychological and motor development.

 

Sweet baby Finley will likely need some genetic testing for further diagnosing when he gets home.

 

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

Lora

40225195110 (6)

Girl, born February 2009
Slight mental delay, crossed eyes

 

What a dolly!

Lora will be available for adoption in July 2014.

$270.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Brad

40225185351 Brad (1)40225185351 Brad (4)Boy, born October 2001
Hydrocephalus, mental delay

 

From a family who met him in January 2014:
We saw Brad quite a few times while we visited our daughter. Brad is very short for his age, and his head is definitely big proportional to his body. We observed him dancing in a recital two different times. He seemed coordinated. He is curious and intelligent. Brad always had a twinkle in his eye! I would love to talk about Brad to seriously interested parents.

 

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

Calder

40223154407 CalderBoy, born August 1999
Emotional disorders

 

 

$9.00 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!

Teddy

40223153742 (1)teddyBoy, born January 2012
Spastic dyplegia, completely deaf

 

Sweet boy has such beautiful, dark eyes.
Update from a family who met him in early 2014:
Teddy crawls- he’s very high functioning. He does have some autistic type behaviors- but I think it’s because he cannot hear. In other words- he stims from boredom, and when they call his name, unless he’s looking at their faces when they speak, he appears not to respond. Which is to be expected, as he is deaf.

$131.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Hector

40222115638Boy, born October 2011
Cerebral palsy, spastic tetraplegia, optic nerves atrophy

 

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

Eben

40212230604 (2)Boy, born January 2000
Secondary cardiomyopathy

 

Eben is a communicative, friendly boy.  He studies well at school, and is interested in computer sciences.

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

Maia

Maia updateDigital imageGirl, born May 2008
congential defects of development

 

From a family who met her in January 2014:

Maia is a sweet little girl.  She was able to follow orders and do everything that her teacher asked her to do.  She doesn’t speak but giggled a lot and made some noises.  Her doctor said that while she was unsure if Maia would speak, she felt the prognosis was good.  Her eyes are crossed. Vision and hearing are otherwise fine.  Maia has mental delays and would benefit from focused attention and education.  Maia is lively and active and ready for a family who is ready to play!

$265.62 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Scarlett

ScarlettGirl, born February 2009
Congenital hydrocephalus; Spastic tetraparesis

 

What a little doll!  She just turned 5 years old, and is now available for adoption.

Miss Scarlett needs a family of her own.  Married couples only, large families welcome.

 

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

Nelson

40205110503 (1)

40205110503 (2)Boy, born October 2000
Hypotheriosis

 

Nelson is a quiet boy.  He is fond of mathematics and computer science.

 

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

Calista

40205120325Girl, born February 2000
Strabismus

 

Calista likes to sing and dance.  She is a little shy, very positive.  She studies well, likes English very much.

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

Edison

40205120958Boy, born February 2000
Secondary cardiomyopathy

 

Edison is a fun loving boy, very active, likes sports, is fond of soccer, average student.

 

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

 

Rory

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABoy, born June 2011

Cerebral palsy dyskinetic (hyperkinetic) type

 

What a little love!  Another one who is so young and will greatly benefit from therapy and a family.  Someone scoop him up!

 

Rory has 4 older siblings; 2 of them are in the same region and available for adoption.  His available brothers were born in 2006 and 2003.

$1,149.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Trent

40124201017 (1)Boy, born December 2001
Both eyes optic nerves atrophy, symptomatic epilepsy, diffuse nontoxic goiter, chronic tonsillitis.

 

Trent has not had any epileptic seizures. He cannot see straight (in front of him) but he has averted vision.

Trent is quiet, modest, obedient; studies well. He has no mental delays.

 

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

Ricky

40122215054 Ricky (1)RickyBoy, born August 2000
Hyperkinetic syndrome, ptosis of the left eye, scoliosis, flat feet.

His mother was single and she passed away. He has no siblings.

Every time our facilitation team visits his orphanage, Ricky asks if anyone has inquired about him.  He very much wants a family of his own!!!

 

Ricky is already 14 and is running out of time to be chosen.  Please share him and help him find his “forever family”.

 

$700.78 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!

Hollace

40115180338 HollaceGuardian AngelBoy, born January 2011
Cerebral palsy – spastic diplegia; blindness of both eyes; hernia; valgus feet; cardiovascular system malformations

 

$105.30 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Ambrose

31209220253 Ambrose (1)Boy, born April 2001
Down syndrome, no heart defect noted, mental delays

 

 

$1,009.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Harley

Harley-2014Girl, born Jun 2000

Down syndrome

 

From one of our adoptive families who met her in August 2014:  ” Harley was so sweet and gentle.   She reached for my hands several times and is very aware of her surroundings. She is walking and just a gentle little love. However, she knows how to express her dislikes as well.   One of the other children was crowding her and she did not like it so she let her know in no uncertain terms that she was not pleased.  She really is a doll!”


From someone who met her in 2013:

It is so difficult to believe we celebrated Harley’s 13th birthday when we visited the orphanage. She’s so very tiny and still very much a baby. She is very loving and sweet. She clings to you when you hold her and always smiles when you bounce her up and down and tickle you. She doesn’t walk or talk, and is very limited. Harley is capable of walking with assistance and can take a few steps on her own if you push her hard enough! She can babble a little bit.

Harley walking

Update March 2014:
This little girl has spunk! She is now walking while holding hands with the nanny, and has opinions of her own about exactly who she will walk with and when she will do it. She may look like a 5 year old in size, but she has a ton of personality and independence! She seemed quite obedient, as they asked her to sit in her bed for a bit while they got her things together.

She doesn’t speak that I heard, but is very observant and watched everything that was going on. Her receptive language skills seem much better than her expressive ones, since she nodded and complied with everything they asked, even though she had just woken up and seemed a bit bleary eyed. The staff said she has a very good attention span. She is very cute – so tiny for her age- she looks just like a kindergartner, not a 14 year old.

$7,534.00 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!

Gideon

Gideon4 Gideon6Boy, born 2002
mental delays, cardiopathy and microcephaly

 

Every person – be it a child or an adult – wants to get attention and recognition. Gideon is not an exception: he speaks loudly so that adults couldn’t ignore him. He is persistent too. Once the goal is set, he tries to achieve it. He likes to interact with others and join the children in their activities: playing outside, drawing – if it’s what the other children do, or swinging even if there is already somebody on the swings.

However he can also play calmly on his own. He doesn’t like to draw or to paint for a long time but he tries to make the best piece of art he can. And of course if there is a chance to play in sand or to throw pebbles into seawater – this is the biggest fun for the energetic boy!

Gideon also likes to watch children’s movies and sing songs. And even if his singing is not perfect and sometimes you cannot make out some words, with his loud cheerful voice and a lively smile Gideon brings joy and genuineness into this world.

Additional pictures available.

$177.25 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Melanie

31126202802Guardian AngelGirl, born June 2000
HIV+

 

Sweet girl doesn’t have a great picture, but you can still  see how lovely she looks.   She seems so serious – would love to see her smiling, with her new family!

 

$54.00 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!

 

 

Eloise

EloiseGirl, born August 2004
HIV+

 

 

 

$489.15 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!

Clayton and Caleb

31009173432 update 31009112817 UpdateTwin boys, born August 2010

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

Krista

30930133635Girl, born November 2005
slight mental delay, flat feet, convergent squint, vision impairment

 

Krista will be available in Feb. 2014

 

$14.00 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!

Kelvin Philip

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Boy, born January 2007
Down syndrome

 

Handsome Kelvin is 7 years old, and waiting for his family!

From a family who met him in June 2014:

This calm little guy came up to me with pleading eyes for attention and is just so polite. God has heard his prayers, and now he is listed for adoption! He is not overbearing or competitive at all. Rather, he is observant and inquisitive. He is about the size of a six year-old and just so gentle. I would take him home in a heartbeat if he was available before. He takes turns riding the red wagon around the orphanage grounds as the bigger boys pull him, and he gestures politely for fresh fruit when he sees it is available. He is kind to other children. He says a few words in his native language, and listened carefully when I was giving descriptions of my family photos. I have confidence that he would do wonderfully in any kind of family, and it is obvious– he can surely reciprocate love! He enjoyed throwing balls, going on walks, playing see-saw, and listening to English descriptions. Whoever adopts this little love will be so blessed to call him a beloved son.

 

$1,102.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

 

Chantelle

21221095254 Chantelle 2013 (3) 21221095254 Chantelle 2013 (2)Girl, born August 2007
CP dystonic-dyskinetic type, rough delay of static and locomotor activity, mental delay, umbilical hernia, congenital cataract, crossed eyes

URGENT!  CHANTELLE IS FACING TRANSFER

Sweet Chantelle has a list of diagnoses, but her main need is a loving family!   A family could help her reach her potential and save her from a life in a crib.

 

From a family who met her in fall 2013:
Chantelle is mostly kept in a laying room although I did seen her out in the main groupa room laying down in a gated play area. I believe she can roll around. I saw her holding things in her hands as well. She has a calm, sweet spirit and I had her smiling in the first minute of seeing her. I touched her precious little face and told her I loved her and she smiled. The other kids seem to love her and they liked going into the laying room to take pictures of her with me.  Chantelle so needs a family now! She won’t be kept at the baby house much longer. She is soooo beautiful, the pictures really don’t do her justice.

 

$36.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Gina (Missy)

Gina 2014 (2)Gina 2013Girl, born September 2008
Cerebral palsy

 

Gina has a sunshiney smile!

More pictures available, but she is seated in this chair in all the pictures we have.

From a family who met her in August 2013:
Precious Gina is so willowy and gentle. She is being loved and cared for in her baby house. She is soon to be transferred, though. Her groupa goes outside twice daily on nice days and she sits in a stroller staring at the leaves and feeling the breeze. When touched and cuddled, she moves her head toward you. Her skin is soft, and her hands are so gentle. She blinks with delicate eyelashes and seems to be trying to clear the fog to see you. I got to see her several times and each time her face lit up with a smile and she moved her chest side to side rhythmically to acknowledge her joy at being noticed. She is so full of life, and needs more therapy to help her reach her full potential. Gina deserves so much more than what she has been given. If only her mom and dad could look into her eyes and see how much life is behind them. She is a treasure, and is in desperate need of a family as she approaches the age of transfer. The institution she is headed for will not offer her anywhere near what she has now. Please see Gina before she is lost forever.

Gina received massage therapy regularly, is in diapers, and could use some dental care. She is very thin, but is being offered excellent nutrition. She is in a region that we felt comfortable having just mom stay for much of the travel. More pictures and a video available.

From a family who met her in early 2014: 
I did get to see her several times while the door was open to the groupa’s play room. She is so very skinny now. When she was left in her crib she was usually crying and trying to roll over. One day there was a sweet nanny holding her and singing to her. She had the biggest beautiful smile and was loving being rocked and sung to! Her hair looked like it had grown out some. She had really beautiful, sweet curls.

Gina is now available for international adoption as she recently turned 5.

$287.15 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Mildred

MildredOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAGirl, born February 2011
Cerebral palsy, microcephaly, pseudobulbar syndrome, focal symptomatic epilepsy

 

Mildred is so young — she could really thrive with the love and care of a family!

 

$7,668.95 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Garion

Garion2 GarionBoy, born August 1999
HIV, mental delays, nonverbal, possible autism

 

From a missionary who met him in 2013:
Garion is a very active boy.  He is one of the few children in the institution who seeks out ways to occupy his time. He loves to be outside and is often found climbing trees or playing in the dirt pile. He likes to carry a bucket around and fill it with the odds and ends he finds. He needs more stimulation then he gets in the institution. Garion does not talk, but he smiles at anyone who smiles and waves at him. He responds to his name. He is wary of strangers, but I was able to gain his trust. He does not like to be touched but eventually allowed me to kiss his hand.

One evening I spent an hour with him, throwing back and forth a ball made out of a pair of rolled-up tights. I would recommend Garion for a family that does not have young children. I really loved this boy and felt like he needed someone to work with him to bring him out of his shell.

Physically Garion seems fine. He is the right size and build for a kid his age. He is not small or too thin or anything.

I really, really loved this boy. Emotions pass over his face so plainly, and he looks scared a lot of the time. I think that the world doesn’t make much sense to Garion. I had to work really hard to gain his trust, but I see so much potential in him.

$75.00 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.

$3,199.80 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Denzel

Denzel2Guardian AngelDenzel-2014Boy, born January 2001
mental delays, spastic tetraparesis, convulsive disorder

 

Sweet Denzel!  He is tube fed through his nose, and often swaddled to prevent him from removing the tube.    He ‘lights up’ and smiles widely when presented with musical toys — a greatly welcome distraction from his days spent staring at the ceiling.  There is so much a family could provide for him!

$1,002.90 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!

Kambry

Girl, born July 2007Kambry 201430816153202
Freeman Sheldon syndrome,  both legs clubfoot (condition after surgery in 2011), developmental delays

From a family who met her, April 2014:
She seems gentle and quiet. Probably the oldest in her groupa. She plays appropriately although it seems she is a little on the outside of the other kids play sometimes, probably because she walks a little awkwardly from her feet being turned inwards. I personally would be surprised if she is actually mentally delayed.  She walks well, just probably slower and I’ve not seen her try to run. I think she would be a real sweetheart.

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

 

 

Faye

30818162858Girl, born July 2008
Microcephaly

 

$49.05 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

 

 

Rylan

30816163201Boy, born Sept 2008
microcephaly with internal hydrocephalus, hyperkinetic behavioral disorder (ADHD), mental delays

 

*** This child has significant facial features of FAS (fetal alcohol syndrome).   This is a cautionary disclosure to better prepare our potential adoptive families.  Families considering this child should research the challenges that can come with this condition.   You can learn more about FAS here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fetal_alcohol_syndrome  and post to our Facebook group to ask other adoptive parents about the challenges and blessings of children with FAS. ***

 

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