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Kjellsen

Kjellsen (2)Boy, born in 2009
P-OD
VIH/HIV positive with TARGA treatment

Currently asymptomatic and hemodynamically stable with good adherence to TARGA. Onychomycosis being treated

“Normal” social coefficient; Possess adequate attention and concentration. Lack of development of fine motor coordination for his age with adequate potential to learn

Language expression lacks of development (he won’t tell experiences but if asked, he will sing a song)

Responds with a smile to presented stimuli and receptive to affection. His appetite and sleep habits are good. Last year he attended an educative center with good progress. Social abilities being developed.

Kjellsen is currently available for adoption and waiting for his forever family! The central authority in the children’s country of origin are the legal custodians and guardians of the children and Open Door has been given the privilege to assist in finding permanent homes for these children. Agency has additional photos and videos and will be happy to share them with an interested family.

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

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

Celeste

Celeste (1)Girl, born 05/2007
P-OD
Premature child (6 months of gestation), spastic cerebral palsy with motor difficulties on her right side. Limited Language

Report May 2012:
Intellectual: Low level due to spastic cerebral palsy.

Psychomotor: Due to fine and gross motor deficiencies child has more strength on her left side to manipulate objects like a pencil and to throw the ball.

Affective Emotional: Easily expresses affection to others wants to be the center of attention in different ways to receive love and attention. Low tolerance to frustration.

She is a cheerful child who is slowly progressing in her development that can be improved with individualized attention.

$9.90 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!

Marisol

MarisolGirl, born November 2009
P-OD
overall delay and cerebral atrophy
Development: Sat without support: 7 months
Crawled: 12 months
Stood up by using furniture around: 16 months
Walked: 20 months
Language: At the age of 30 months vocal and syllabic sounds that are repeated if she is doing something that she likes and entertains her. She is able to say “chao” o “adios” (good bye) and “ma” or “mama”

Evaluation: 05/2013
Global Developmental Delay: Main delayed areas are language and communication (vocabulary). Areas with more progress are gross and fine motor. Areas with more noticeable improvement are: social adaptation, cognition, language (referred to response to communication with others and abilities of communication)

Affective Emotional: Cheerful child who loves receiving affection. The keepers report that she always shows a great need of affection, attention and closeness. Playing is still primitive consisting of hitting the blocks, putting them in line, put objects in and out, etc. She likes music and dances when she listens to it. She can play with other children around but still struggle playing with them.

Note: According with Adoptability report dated 2012:  requires a family with no kids that will give her a personalized affective attention that she can adapt to, progressively.

Marisol is currently available for adoption and waiting for her  forever family! The central authority in the children’s country of origin are the legal custodians and guardians of the children and Open Door has been given the privilege to assist in finding permanent homes for these children.  Agency has photos and videos and will be happy to share them with an interested family.

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

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

Eriq

Eriq 2

Boy, 5 y.o. (DOB: 2008)
P-OD
HIV Positive/Perinatal Infection

 

Eriq’s health is stable and asymptomatic with favorable progress. Viral charge is undetectable and his lymphocytes CD4 are elevated. He has good adherence to TARGA treatment. His medical prognosis is favorable and he doesn’t have any other illness.

Eriq is a loving, helpful, and smiley child well adapted to his surroundings. He does independent activities according to his age. He is a participative and a cheerful child who likes to get the attention from adults, being able to show affection for people that he had known for a short time. He likes to kiss and being caressed. He is a playful and polite child with a manageable behavior.  He has a sister who was adopted in 2012.

His overall development is adequate for his age; however, it is important to strengthen his attention. He has adequate self-esteem for his age and he is emotionally stable. He has a tendency of emotional lability with low tolerance to frustration. This will be improved with the attention of loving and assertive parents that provide the affection and the education that he needs.

Because of his health condition it is important that he gets integrated to a family that has the personal sources, emphasizing the empathy, assertiveness, patience, tolerance and love. The family that adopts this boy must have sample knowledge of his background and his current health condition to understand his needs and provide the child the love and time that he requires and to be involved in his medical care.

Eriq is currently available for adoption and waiting for his forever family! The central authority in the children’s country of origin are the legal custodians and guardians of the children and Open Door has been given the privilege to assist in finding permanent homes for these children. Agency has photos and videos and will be happy to share them with an interested family.

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

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

Delphine

DelphineGirl, 3 y.o. (DOB 2010)
P-OD
HIV+

Delphine is a cheerful, playful and loving girl with a psychological age of a 1 yr and 9 month old child, which is below her chronological age.  Because of this, the child requires more attention in different areas such as communication, socialization, occupation, self control, etc to achieve an adequate comprehensive development. Her language is poor for her age.

Delphine is a little girl with a HIV diagnosis that needs much attention and care. It is important that she gets integrated to a family that understands and accepts her health condition and that provides the socio-affective support that she requires to achieve the comprehensive development of her abilities and social adequacy.

The future parents must be able to create a stable and deep emotional bond; they must be expressive in their affection, with a great amount of physical energy and dynamic interaction but flexible and tolerant to facilitate her adaptation.

It is important to continue with the necessary early stimulation in all areas of personal development at the child’s pace to achieve her full potential.  She must receive early stimulation and Language Therapy permanently.

 

Delphine is currently available for adoption and waiting for her  forever family! The central authority in the children’s country of origin are the legal custodians and guardians of the children and Open Door has been given the privilege to assist in finding permanent homes for these children.  Agency has photos and videos and we will be happy to share them with an interested family.

$10.80 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!

Frederick

FrederickBoy, born November 2009
H-NM

Frederick has low muscle tone, and he has been diagnosed with developmental delays.  He is capable of feeding himself (but he makes a mess!) and just needs more practice to develop that skill.  There is concern about core muscle development, but Frederick works hard, so it is believed that he may be able to walk some day.

Multiple unrelated children can be adopted togetherFrederick is a hard-working little boy who wants to develop his skills.  He has developed friendships with some of the other kids in the orphanage (both able-bodied and special-needs kids).  He responds well to physical therapy, and in just a couple of months he progressed from simply lying on a mat to attempting to stand and taking small steps.

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  • One parent must be at least 35 years old
  • Parents must be married at least 10 years; singles may currently adopt
  • The number of children can depend on other factors (marriage and parent age)
  • Past depression is OK, but must explain the circumstances and past and/or current treatment.
  • If a criminal history/background, must be explained in detail.
  • Travel is not required; however, it is strongly encouraged
  • Travel for pick-up is also not required, but strongly encouraged. Escorts can be provided, for an extra cost. The trip for pick-up is usually about a week long, so you and the child could get to know each other well in their environment.
$648.00 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!

Merritt

1Boy, born 2003Merritt
H-NM

Merritt recently (February 2013) had eye surgery to remove cataracts. That surgery was successful, and he will hopefully have follow-up surgery to correct his crossed eyes. He has been diagnosed with mild mental handicaps, and he exhibits autistic-type tendencies.

Merritt is a delightful boy who loves one-on-one attention. He loves music and has a bright smile. He is capable of feeding himself, but he just hasn’t had many opportunities to do so. Since his eye operation he has begun to verbalize. He also participates in water therapy each week to help him work on using his eye sight.

 

  • Multiple unrelated children can be adopted together
  • One parent must be at least 35 years old
  • Parents must be married at least 10 years; singles may currently adopt
  • The number of children can depend on other factors (marriage and parent age)
  • Past depression is OK, but must explain the circumstances and past and/or current treatment.
  • If a criminal history/background, must be explained in detail.
  • Travel is not required; however, it is strongly encouraged
  • Travel for pick-up is also not required, but strongly encouraged. Escorts can be provided, for an extra cost. The trip for pick-up is usually about a week long, so you and the child could get to know each other well in their environment.
$101.00 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!

Willow

WillowWillow-001Girl, born January 2006
H-NM

When Willow arrived, she did not want others to touch her or be near her. However, with some attention and one-on-one time with staff, she began to trust others. While she is unable to walk, she has responded well to therapy which has focused on developing leg strength. She also participates in water therapy weekly.

Willow arrived at this orphanage in early February 2013. She loves music and loves to dance. She has responded well to the pre-school program taught at the orphanage. She has a bright smile and a contagious laugh. When visitors come, Willow is delighted to swing with them or go on walks in the neighborhood.

 

From a missionary who visited with her in 2013: ” I’ve met Willow!  Seriously, this girl ALWAYS smiles. Whenever I would come near her she’d just grab my hand and grin at me. She wants to go exploring so bad, but she can’t walk. She would just point at stuff and grin at me to try to get me there.  She is a sweetie pie. my roommate got to feed her lunch one day. She is a happy little girl who went from being scared of others near her to loving the attention! ”

  • Multiple unrelated children can be adopted together
  • One parent must be at least 35 years old
  • Parents must be married at least 10 years (or if close, prove they have known each other 10 years)
  • The number of children can depend on other factors (marriage and parent age)
  • Singles may currently adopt
  • Past depression is OK, but must explain the circumstances and past and/or current treatment.
  • If a criminal history/background, must be explained in detail.
  • Travel is not required; however, it is strongly encouraged
  • Travel for pick-up is also not required, but strongly encouraged. Escorts can be provided, for an extra cost. The trip for pick-up is usually about a week long, so you and the child could get to know each other well in their environment.
$17.88 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!

Quint

photoboy
Boy, born August 2011
H-C

Quint is an adorable little guy. He appears to have mild cerebral palsy. He can sit up on his own and scoots all over the place. Quint can stand with assistance and loves to practice walking. With practice, Quint  is expected to walk independently when he is a bit older. Quint currently has trouble making eye contact, but he still loves to interact and play. He loves to be tickled or get kisses!

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

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

Gabi

4Girl, born June 2007
H-NM
Down syndrome

Gabi has been diagnosed with Down syndrome.  She loves attending the pre-school at the orphanage, but she has struggled with learning basic concepts such as numbers, letters, etc. However, with more one-on-one instruction, it is believed that she can and will learn.

Gabi is well-liked by the other children at the orphanage. She is also a favorite of visitors who come to visit. Gabi can sometimes come across too strongly in her attempts to get attention, but she truly is a delightful little girl!

  • Multiple unrelated children can be adopted together
  • One parent must be at least 35 years old
  • Parents must be married at least 10 years (or if close, prove they have known each other 10 years)
  • The number of children can depend on other factors (marriage and parent age)
  • Singles may currently adopt
  • Past depression is OK, but must explain the circumstances and past and/or current treatment.
  • If a criminal history/background, must be explained in detail.
  • Travel is not required; however, it is strongly encouraged
  • Travel for pick-up is also not required, but strongly encouraged. Escorts can be provided, for an extra cost. The trip for pick-up is usually about a week long, so you and the child could get to know each other well in their environment.
$2,153.50 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!

Carissa

5Girl, born Sept 2007Carissa
H-NM

Carissa has both physical and mental delays. She participates in horse therapy each week to develop core strength, and she has responded well to that. She is non-verbal and has not shown interest in expressing herself verbally, but she does love individual attention.

Carissa is a happy-go-lucky little girl who loves one-on-one attention. She loves music and will clap along with others. Her bright smile attracts visitors who give her the love that she needs.

 

  • Multiple unrelated children can be adopted together
  • One parent must be at least 35 years old
  • Parents must be married at least 10 years (or if close, prove they have known each other 10 years)
  • The number of children can depend on other factors (marriage and parent age)
  • Singles may currently adopt
  • Past depression is OK, but must explain the circumstances and past and/or current treatment.
  • If a criminal history/background, must be explained in detail.
  • Travel is not required; however, it is strongly encouraged
  • Travel for pick-up is also not required, but strongly encouraged. Escorts can be provided, for an extra cost. The trip for pick-up is usually about a week long, so you and the child could get to know each other well in their environment.
$9.50 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!

Carlton

photoboy

Boy, born May 2008
H-C
Cerebral Palsy

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

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

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!

Issac

photoboyBoy, born 2007
CO-HSA
ADHD; moderate delays

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

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

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

Photo available from the agency, for serious inquiries.

Because we only have this child’s file for a short time, he will not be able to receive donations until a family is found for him. The agency anticipates they’ll have his file for 3-6 months.

Sam Thomas

photoboyBoy, born February 2009
H-C
Agenesis of Corpus Callosum

Sam Thomas has had some developmental delays, but is making great progress in catching up to the other kids his age. He can still struggle to express himself, but his verbal skills are increasing every day and this seems to be helping him immensely. He has had febrile seizures as well. Sam Thomas has a slight deformity in one of his legs, but it is virtually unnoticeable and he is able to run around and play with his friends.

$9.90 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!

Alana

photogirlGirl, born January 2009
CO-HSA
Prader-Willi Syndrome

Alana was recently diagnosed with Prader-Willi Syndrome and a new and recent picture is now available from the agency.

Alana is an only child born to her mentally disabled mother. Alana first lived with her biological mother and grandmother until maternal relatives took her in after observing that her mother was incapable of properly caring for her. In this home, she was physically mistreated and rejected, as she was afraid of bathing and having her diaper changed. The child was removed from their home and is now living in a foster home with a foster mother, that mother’s children, and other foster children.

At exactly 3 years old, Alana had developmental delays, making her cognitive ability closer to that of a typical healthy 7-8-month-old baby. She was still crawling and wearing diapers when she turned 3 years old, but had mastered her pinching/grabbing ability. At the time of her report (3 years old) she babbled and attempted more complex sounds. Alana’s development is quickly improving because she attends a regular therapy treatment for children with delays and disabilities. She stands and gains strength in her limbs with each day.

Over all, Alana is an affectionate little girl who can imitate adults and expresses feelings like happiness, sadness, shame, love and more. She recognizes her caregivers and shows initial nervousness to strangers. Alana is calm, explores her environment and is very adaptable. She plays well alone and sleeps soundly.

Because we only have this child’s file for a short time, she will not be able to receive donations until a family is found for her.  The agency anticipates they’ll have her file for 3-6 months.

Kimberley

P-OD
Girl, born Feb 2007
Down syndrome, congenital heart disease and hypothyroidism. Mental delays.

Report dated 2010

Kimberley is predominantly cheerful.  In the orphanage the girl is described as a sociable, smiling, loving, quiet girls, who enjoys being with other persons. Her sleep is normal. She enjoys eating pretty food, so the orphanage gives her vegetables, eggs, iron, etc.. However, they still give her vitamins and avoid foods with lactose.

Her communication is usually through gestures, cries and guttural sounds.  General gross motor and fine motor delays, common for a child with Down syndrome.

She participates in group activities and plays in partnership with other children.  She is cautious with strangers but she adjusts quickly to their presence.

$5,147.05 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!

Brendan

Date of Birth: 04/14/10

Gender: Male

CO-A

 

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

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

$19.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Juan Diego

photoboyBoy, born 2009
CO-HSA
HIV+

Juan Diego was born to his biological mother who was presumably HIV+ in 2009.  After a cesarean birth, both he and his mother were very sick. Juan Diego soon after had pneumonia and diarrhea. The newborn was hospitalized for specialized care due to his having a high reading of HIV. He was officially diagnosed as being HIV positive with vertical transmission. The biological father visited one time and lamented his fear of losing his son (He had previously had three children with a different woman. These children were also given for adoption). While baby Juan Diego was in the hospital initially, the biological mother called frequently visited to check on him but she was unable to communicate effectively and eventually stopped calling. Finally, the declaration was made that the birth father had abandoned the birth mother, who went back to live with her immediate family to get medical attention.

As of the final months in 2012, sweet Juan Diego was short and had a low weight for his age. All of this due to his illness and time spent on hospitalization/medical attention, he had low muscle tone and low coordination. Though still unstable, he is able to walk and shows clear right-handedness. He is able to focus on activities but is more able to engage in games and other activities when led by an adult or when playing with others. He likes to play make-believe with figurines (also displayed in an available picture of him). He presents as very shy but this is likely exacerbated by his delayed communication skills. He expresses his feelings well and smiles often.

He is receiving ongoing antiretroviral therapy and takes medication for hay fever.

This sweet little boy just had his 4th birthday at his children’s home at the beginning of June 2013. This adoption agency only has Juan Diego’s file for advocacy for one month until his file could move on.  Because we only have this child’s file for a short time, he will not be able to receive donations until a family is found for him.

Photo available from the agency, for serious inquiries.

Zeke

photoboyBoy, born January 2010
H-C
Cerebral palsy

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

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

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

$307.00 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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Kelton

photoboy
Boy, born July 2012
H-C
Arthrogryposis

Kelton has arthrogryposis which affects all four of his limbs. Arthrogryposis is a condition that makes the joints in his arms and legs stiff and limits their range of motion. His head is long and narrow as well. Kelton will require a lot of medical intervention to get him independent and more functional which may include surgeries, physical therapy and serial casting for his joints. He is not walking at this time. As is typical with his condition, all other areas of his development are currently progressing typically with peers.

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

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

 

Telvin

photoboy

Boy, born August 2006
H-C
Moebius Syndrome

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

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

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!

 

Vaughn

Boy, born January 2007

CO-A

Down syndrome, otherwise reported to be healthy

What a handsome young fella!  I adore how he’s standing with his hands in his pockets.  Vaughn is already 7, and at a great age to join his forever family.  This is a great program with a wonderful agency partner.  Hope you will consider Vaughn as your son!

 

$16,724.50 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!

James LA

Boy, Born May 2011

CO-A

 

Sweet baby James!   Healthy besides his Down syndrome, and waiting for his forever family.  Full medical and social history available.

 

  • Single heterosexual parents may adopt
  • No family size restrictions
  • Both parents must travel to the country and stay until completion of adoption — approx 5-7 weeks (one parent may leave after a week or two)
  • Estimated total cost $21,000-24,500
  • Multiple unrelated children may be adopted together

 

$5,841.72 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!

Jules

photogirlGuardian AngelGirl, 3 years old
CO-HSA
Arachnoid cyst and bilateral Perisulvian Syndrome

 

Jules entered into the institution when she was two months old, premature baby (30 weeks). Her weight when born was 1,310 grams.  She was transferred to a children’s home because in the previous institution, it wasn’t possible to give her the attention to her special diagnosis.

A neurological study due to her premature birth and development delay was made. It was found in the MRI that she has an arachnoid cyst and bilateral Perisylvian syndrome. After further evaluation, it is also found that she has Schizencephaly and receives therapy and stimulation.  During a visit to the ophthalmologist there is found that she has seesaw nystagmus and hip dysplasia which is being treated with a splint.

Her therapists are focusing on maintaining her in a healthy condition, preventing any illness or complications, stimulating her psychomotor development and constant therapies.  In the short period of time at the children’s home, she has advanced in her psychomotor development very positively. She presents a delay at the moment but doctors are confident that continuing with the stimulation and therapies she will reach development according to her age.

She cannot crawl, but during therapy sessions it has become evident that she can stay on all fours for a short time. She also has a dysplasia and this limits her in her movements. Therefore she cannot walk either, but we are confident that with therapies, lots of love and patience, she will be able to learn some independence and probably to walk too, which due to her base pathology it depends on her evolution. Nevertheless, her gross motor development is very good.

Jules tries to communicate in an assertive way, answers with sweet gestures and facial expressions; she answers when she is being called by her name, follows objects with her eyes and keeps the vision on the objects or persons she is interested in. She makes sounds like stammering and laughing or crying, depending on whether she is happy or not.

Photo available from the agency, for serious inquiries.


Because we only have this child’s file for a short time, she will not be able to receive donations until a family is found for her.  The agency anticipates they’ll have her file for 3-6 months.

Jeffrey

photoboyBoy, born June 2009
CO-HSA
Mixed specific developmental disorder (significant gross motor, speech and language delays)

This sweet little boy was abandoned by his biological mother at the hospital after he had repeated pneumonia and suffered from immuno-suppression. Lacking stimulation and care as a young child has made development for Jeffrey very slow. Nevertheless, Jeffrey has been advancing in his development at a rapid pace ever since living in foster care. Jeffrey is still delayed in his speech and communication, but is very affectionate to his foster family as well as to adults and other children in his preschool program. Jeffrey is able to draw, identify body parts, and is happy, obedient and potty trained in the daytime.  Jeffrey is full of joy!

Currently, Jeffrey is pending a surgery for an umbilical hernia. Although he has developmental delays, his neurologist suspects that Mucopolysaccharidosis could play a part in his physical state (weakness in his legs). No medical test has supported this one doctor’s hypothesis.

Photo available for serious inquiries. He is ADORABLE!

 

Because we only have this child’s file for a short time, he will not be able to receive donations until a family is found for him.  The agency anticipates they’ll have his file for 3-6 months.

 

 

Phillip

Birth Date: 04/12/09
Gender: Male
CO-A

Dysgenesis of the corpus callosum, congenital cervical scoliosis, and hypoplasia of the first finger of the right hand

Phillip was given up for adoption shortly after birth.  He is constantly smiling.  He is very social and frequently seeks to have company.  His weight and height are lower than the normal range for his age, but with a high-calorie diet and a dietary supplement he is expected to reach a normal weight and height.  He suffers from a speech delay for which he has been receiving therapy. He is responsive when adults play with him and has been making great progress with the therapy he receives. Phillip is an easygoing little boy who is earnestly waiting to be united with a family that will provide him with the care and love he deserves.

Phillip has a significant language delay, but his vocabulary and verbal productions are increasing.  He communicates using single words, gestures, and signs.  He recognizes and points out his body parts, imitates animal sounds, follows rhythms, dances and sings songs.   He understands and performs routine and simple tasks.

Phillip enjoys to interacting with adults and peers. He looks for help in adults when he has needs.

Video available through the agency for inquiring families.

$39.60 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!
  • Single parents may adopt
  • No family size restrictions
  • Both parents must travel to the country and stay until completion of adoption — approx 5-7 weeks (one parent may leave after a week or two)
  • Estimated total cost $21,000-24,500
  • Multiple unrelated children may be adopted together

Shayna

photogirlGirl, age 3
CO-HSA
microcephaly.

Shayna turned three in fall of 2012. With her mother having a mental illness, Shayna was not being well taken care of. Though her mother was not aggressive in any way, she simply did not have the intelligence to properly take care of her. Also, it is assumed that her biological father has passed since her birth. Sharon has been diagnosed with microcephaly, a neurological disease that impedes her mental development by affecting her cerebral growth.

Shayna requires supervision but is learning different avenues of independence. She is very exploratory, seeking alternative ways to achieve small goals. She is also learning to brush her teeth, and other small self-care tasks. With a very loving foster home, Sharon has been able to bond and attach to her foster family members and regularly attends to physical and occupational therapies. If you are interested in learning more about Sharon because you, or someone close to you, may be interested in adopting her, it is possible to translate her 2010 MRI report as well as her 2012 TAC.

Photo available from the agency, for serious inquiries.

Because we only have this child’s file for a short time, she will not be able to receive donations until a family is found for her. The agency anticipates they’ll have her file for 3-6 months.

Michael SN.26

 Boy, Born December 7, 2001

Latin America  SN.26

Diagnosis: Down syndrome, Hypothyroidism,  Language delay, Moderate mental delay

 

Michael says “HI MOM, do you see me?  I’m waiting for you!”   Michael is a handsome, happy, and active little boy!    He has been blessed to be very loved and well taken care of!  But here he is waving to his new mama, wherever she may be!  FULL MEDICAL and SOCIAL RECORDS available.   Michael is described as very loving and affectionate.  He is well adjusted and attached to his caregivers.  He is very active and physically capable…a typical boy! He receives therapy regularly and continues to work on his speech.  Please consider Michael!  His adoption will open doors for so many more children in this wonderful, but small, program!

From his caregivers:  Michael attends a school for children with special needs.  He has been in the orphanage since he was 2 1/2 years old.  Michael is very affectionate and has achieved a certain level of independence.  He demonstrates an ability to adapt quickly in various situations and has great capacity to give and receive affection.  He is working on improving his pronunciation.

Update Feb 2012: (further records available on development)
He is a child with fast adaptation to new situations, however when he gets confidence and trust to somebody, he has demanding and resistant behavior when somebody don’t do what he wants. The lack of an appropriate way to express his ideas, emotions and thoughts, generates emotions like sadness and frustration; this usually can be manifested in situations who are demanding.

Michael is a happy child, likes to show his affection, affectionate and with big desires of attention. His social development corresponds to mild retardation. In self-reliance activities his performance is independent, for which he only requires slight supervision. In activities which involve expressive and written language he still requires support.

Michael’s country is *beautiful* to visit, and is rich in culture and history.   Amazing trip no matter what time of year!

 

  • Single women or married couples, age 25-55
  • Both parents, one trip of 4 weeks
  • Total cost approx $27,000
$8,180.70 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!

Peter

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

Photos available.

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

 

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

 

$26.20 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!

Neil

photoboyBoy, born March 2009
H-C
Cerebral palsy and hydrocephalus; seizure

Photos available.

Neil has hydrocephalus and has had a shunt placed to relieve the pressure in his head. Neil does have seizures and is on regular medication for these. He is nonverbal, but easily expresses himself through sounds and actions; it is easy to tell if Neil is hungry, happy or in pain. He has received glasses for a slight vision impairment. Neil can hold his head up and roll over. He is also working on sitting independently, which he can do for several seconds if put in a sitting position.

 

From someone who works with him:

Neil truly is a joy every day to interact with! He captures the essence of innocence with the way he sweetly watches the world around him and smiles in response to conversation. Though he does experience extremely painful headaches due to hydrocephalus, he responds well to simple Tylenol and can get back to enjoying the rest of the day. Neil absolutely loves to be carried around to look at the blue sky and will laugh and giggle as he sees its beauty. Other than the occasional headaches, Neil stays extremely healthy and his seizures are completely under control on Phenobarbitol. He enjoys holding his own bottle and playing around after he is finished waving it around to amuse himself in an adorable fashion. We are in the process of getting Neil a new special chair that will help him better interact with his environment!

$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!

Josiah

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

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

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

From someone who works with him:

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

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

 

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

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!

Jasper

CO-A

Boy, born 2010
Diagnosis: Down syndrome

His overall health is good; he is currently in a foster home.

 

 

$2,060.80 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!

Fernando

P-OD

Boy, born October 2006
Down syndrome, Organic Brain Disorder, allergies, mental and physical delays

 

As of a report in 2011, Fernando is significantly delayed.  He has a good appetite, but needs assistance in feeding himself.  He’s not yet toilet trained.  He generally sleeps well.  At that time, he was not yet walking.

Such a handsome guy — a family could do wonders to help him reach his full potential!

Interested families can inquire for additional information.

 

  • Large families okay (with adequate space in the home)
  • One trip – total travel time 21-30 days in country (one parent can leave earlier)
  • Average length of time from Dossier submission to travel is 7-10 months
  • Total costs estimated around $27,000
$6,004.50 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!

 

Henry

P-OD

Boy, born December 2006
Down syndrome

 

This picture may not show much of his face, but it definitely looks like he takes playing in the water very seriously!

As of a report in 2011, Henry isn’t walking yet, but he gets around well by crawling.  He doesn’t speak, and needs assistance feeding himself.  He’s not yet toilet trained.

A family could do wonders for Henry!

 

  • Large families okay (with adequate space in the home)
  • One trip – total travel time 21-30 days in country (one parent can leave earlier)
  • Average length of time from Dossier submission to travel is 7-10 months
  • Total costs estimated around $27,000
$5,482.25 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!

Frankie

P-OD
Girl, approx 12 years old
Down syndrome; Moderate delays

From a report in 2009:

Frankie is a self-sufficient girl, confident, independent, with initiative, restless, with the capacity to interact, she reclaims what she wants, is stubborn and demanding in their desires, impulsive, she plays games for recreation and relationship with her peers. She likes music and dancing.

She has a mental age of 3 ½ years [as of 2009], her verbal language is limited, she shows initiative to communicate, her comprehension is more advanced than her expressive speech.

She moves easily up and down stairs, kicks and throws the ball; her fine motor coordination is poor, she likes coloring, making repetitive lines and activities with the pencil, she uses scissors.

$7,901.99 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!

Robin and Marian

Robin & MarianSiblings (5 & 3 years old)
P-OD

3 years old Marian is an easy-going, obedient, affectionate, obedient child. She is susceptible to criticism.

5 years old Robin has been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum. He is an easy-going boy who enjoys being tickled.

 

Additional info coming soon.

Robin and Marian are currently available for adoption and waiting for their forever family! The central authority in the childrens’ country of origin are the legal custodians and guardians of the children and Open Door has been given the privilege to assist in finding permanent homes for these children. Agency has photos and videos and will be happy to share them with an interested family.

$225.00 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!

Judy

photogirlGirl, approx 15 months old
H-C

Judy is a sweet little girl. She appears to have some delays, possibly cerebral palsy, and does not currently have much muscle control. She cannot hold her head independently, but her control is improving. She cannot roll over, but can roll to her side. As her nutrition level increases, we are hopeful that this will improve. Judy loves to interact with those around her and will eagerly watch you until you pay attention to her. She has a great giggle and a precious laugh and is completely adorable!

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

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

Brenden

photoboy

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

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

$10.80 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!

Breckin

photoboy

Boy, born February 2011
H-C
Cerebral Palsy

Breckin has cerebral palsy, but he can sit up and stand with assistance. He can even take a few steps if you hold onto his hands! He cannot yet feed himself, but he has practiced holding his own spoon and sippy cup and has made great progress.

$13.50 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!

Lollie

photogirl

Girl, born May 2011
H-C
Siezures; other undiagnosed issues

Lollie is learning how to sit; when you put her in a sitting position, she can now sit for several seconds. She has an epileptic syndrome and is on medication for seizures, but has not had any seizures since being admitted to our care. She has a vision impairment, but with glasses is able to see much more of her world. Lollie is nonverbal, but she will make contented noises to express herself.

$61.20 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!

Mederick

photoboy

Boy, born September 2010
H-C
Cerebral Palsy and Microcephaly

Mederick has cerebral palsy and cannot sit or walk. He currently receives his feedings through an NG tube. He is on medication for seizures. Mederick receives regular therapy and is generally very relaxed during this. Mederick is often a sleepy little guy, but when he is awake, he will look around and observe his world.

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

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

Victoria (Meryl)

photogirlGirl, 5 years old
CO-A
Syndrome 3C (cardiac malformations, cerebellar hypoplasia, and cranial dysmorphism) or
Ritscher–Schinzel syndrome,[2] is a rare condition, whose symptoms include heart defects, cerebellar hypoplasia, and cranial dysmorphism.

Victoria is a sweet 4-year-old girl who is kind, affectionate, funny, and lovable. She has been living in a foster home since she was 2-months-old, and is very affectionate with her foster family. She loves playing with her foster siblings, and gets along very well with the children closest to her age. Her foster mother describes her as a happy, obedient, sociable child, and they enjoy having her in their home.

Because Victoria has Syndrome 3C, a condition that is characterized by cardiac malformations, cerebellar hypoplasia, and cranial dysmorphism (3C’s), her development is not up to age level. She has been going to therapy to develop her speech skills. She also has Enuresis, which affects her bladder and urination control.

Victoria interacts well with other children and loves to watch TV and play. She can eat, brush her teeth, and dress herself independently. She loves doing her homework and schoolwork, and can concentrate on a task or an activity. She is an extremely outgoing child, who is respectful and always follows directions.

Sweet Victoria is looking for a forever family that will provide her with love and affection, kindness and guidance. She will bring lots of laughter, many smiles, and tons of hugs to your home!

Photo available from the agency, for serious inquiries.

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

Marie

photogirlGirl, 2 years old
CO-HSA
Blind

Marie is 2-years-old and blind. She has bilateral microphthalmia, a developmental disorder of the eyes, and choanal atresia, a congenital disorder where the back of the nasal passage is blocked, and both affect her motor-sensorial development. Because of her special needs, her mother left her in the hospital the day she was born. She is a very sweet, affectionate girl, and we are desperately trying to find her a family. We only have about 2 months to find her a family, so I hope we can!

Photo available for serious inquiries.

Because we only have this child’s file for a short time, she will not be able to receive donations until a family is found for her. The agency anticipates they’ll have her file for 2 months.

Derek

photoboyBoy, 2 years old
CO-HSA
Suspected autism, deaf

 

Derek is a very sweet, 2-year-old boy who was abandoned by his mother because he is missing an ear. He is exhibiting autistic behavior, has bilateral conductive deafness, and is missing one finger. He is affectionate and loving, and looking for a forever family!

Photo available for serious inquiries.

Because we only have this child’s file for a short time, he will not be able to receive donations until a family is found for him. The agency anticipates they’ll have his file for 3-6 months.

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