Lillian (2)

LillianGirl, born October 2011
PRC
Down syndrome, congenital heart defect

Lillian loves being held so that she can pay close attention to everything that is going on around her. She does not walk or speak yet, but can kneel down and crawl around independently. Lillian also can make sounds when she needs something. She still has weak chewing and swallowing skills so eats mainly milk and rice paste. She can hold her own bottle. She loves to smile and to watch people talking.Lillian also likes to be teased and held by her caretakers. She is ready for a family of her own!

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

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Chloe (1)Chloe (4)Girl, born April 2012
PRC
Down syndrome

Little Chloe is diagnosed as having down syndrome. Chloe can walk without help. With one hand held, she can go upstairs. She is cooperative when putting on clothes and knows how to play with blocks. Chloe can chew food well. She can understand the simple request of adults and can follow simple directions or requests. Chloe’s motor skills and intelligence development is delayed compared to other children her age. She can imitate adults to say simple words and actions. She makes good eye contact with her caregivers and visitors. Chloe can wave goodbye to people as well. We hope she’ll be waving hello to a very patient and loving family soon!

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

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SunnyGirl, born Feb 2012
PRC
Down syndrome

Sunny lives with a foster family. She can walk well without help, can kick ball near her. She has delayed language development, can make unconscious sound like “Ah, mama”, but she can understand simple words from caretaker, such as “Time to have meals, wash your hands, throw paper in the trash can.” She can point to her eyes, nose, mouth, ears when asked, she knows to express 5 and 10 with fingers, wave goodbye and blow kisses after only one month with her foster family. Sunny is active, not afraid of strangers, friendly to anyone, smiles happily and attaches to you when being teased.

Sunny is an active and cute girl, an absolute ray of sunshine! We hope a family can adopt her, give her education and allow her to grow happily and healthily, and give her a bright future.

$40.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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kerry (1)Girl, born May 2012
PRC
Down syndrome, post-op congenital heart disease

Dimples! I just love babies who have dimples!

Kerry was born in May 2012 and is doing wonderful. She is beginning to walk and loves cookies. Kerry loves music, being outside and playing games.

The agency has a video available.

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

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Lauren-ChinaGirl, born August 2010
PRC
Down syndrome, congenital heart defect, strabismus

Lauren loves to play with the older children. She is active and stubborn. She likes some animals and likes to watch tv.  She understands adults and after reminding her a few times each day, she is very cooperative.  She sleeps well through the night.

Additional information available.She is surrounded by people that love her and children who loves to play games with her. They wish Lauren all the best and hope she will lead a successful life and live happily ever after.

$3,558.88 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Tessa1 Tessa2Girl, born November 2010
PRC
Down syndrome, Cleft lip and palate

 

Tessa was sent to a foster family for care the same day she was admitted. Due to her severe cleft palate, feeding her was extremely difficult.

A comprehensive physical was done in spring 2012.   The diagnosis was severe cleft lip and palate and down syndrome. At the time, the doctors examined her heart beat and found everything to be normal.

Tessa-China

 

In May 2012, she received cleft lip repair surgery; the surgery was successful and her recovery went well.   Tessa’s outer appearance improved.

Tessa is a timid and shy little girl who recognizes people.  She is closest to and dependant on her nanny.  She sleeps with her nanny every night.  When she sees the nanny carry another child and not her, she will feel slighted and start to cry.  Tessa can understand our words.  She will turn her head to look around.  If you ask her whether she wants milk, she will respond with a smile.  She can say “nana”.  When interacting with strangers, she will look at you quietly and will not respond to questions.  Only after a period of time of interaction will she start to warm up.  She also likes to look pretty and likes to wear pretty clothes.  When you praise her and tell her how pretty she looks, she will immediately smile happily.

$10,236.96 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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angel11cKeira is a young toddler who has Down Syndrome, Hirschsprung’s Disease, and front middle mucosal septal defect.

Please contact the agency for further details.

*Please note that we do not have all the information, including the date of birth, for this child at this time. An approved home study for this country and dossier must be submitted to the Central Authority before additional information may be obtained. Please note, USCIS approval is not required to submit a dossier or receive a referral. USCIS approval is only required prior to filing the I-800 package. If you have a completed home study for another country and your h/s provider is willing to update or amend your study to reflect this sending country, you may use this for your dossier.

$1,045.40 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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MadalynGirl, born 2010
PRC
Down syndrome, possible hearing issues

This precious little girl loves to be tickled. She came into care at approximately 20 days old based on her physical status. Her caregivers report that she enjoys playing with her stuffed animals and throwing and chasing balls. She has been diagnosed with Down syndrome. It is also believed that she may have some hearing impairment, but reportedly is able to respond to her name and loud noises. She is not yet talking but responds to her name and makes sounds and waves goodbye. She is able to crawl, sit on her own and pull herself to a standing position. She is now also able to walk holding onto handrails and crawl with no difficulties. Her caregivers report that she loves playing with others.

$1,937.20 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Mindy (1) Mindy (2)Girl, born April 2012
PRC
Down Syndrome

Mindey likes listening to music and she will grab both feet and shake them when she’s happy. She has a good appetite and is very cooperative during meal time. When her caretakers praise her and say “Mindey is so obedient” she giggles! Mindey has big eyes, a cute round face, and a smile so big she squints! Her development is delayed, which is typical for a child with down syndrome.

As of Nov. 2013, she could sit without help and stand and walk holding rails. She could transfer blocks from her left hand to her right hand and she could grasp toys near her. She could also feed herself biscuits. She can clap her hands. Mindey is shy and quiet. She likes watching children’s cartoon movies and is focused when watching TV. She likes being held and asks for hugs from familiar people and sweetly leans her head on her caretaker’s shoulder. She could pronounce simple sounds like Ahah and mama. She would smile sweetly, but seldom imitated her caretaker’s speech. She likes outdoor activities and snacks.

$154.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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SavannahGirl, born November 2010
PRC
Down syndrome, post-op Congenital heart defect, treated for Syphillis

Savannah likes to look at the colorful pictures and colorful toys. She has good living habit, normal diet, good appetite, regular defecation and urination, and normal sleep. Savannah is lovely, and close to her caregiver. Savannah can sit for a while, and can understand what nurturer says. She likes music, eating and plush toys. Agency staff met and interacted with Savannah in September! She is a sweetheart!

$396.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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girlsillouettenophotoGirl, born August 2009

Angelica has Down syndrome. She has a congenital heart defect — VSD, ASD 11, PDA.

Angelica is said to have a moderate intellectual disability. She does not speak; she communicates through gestures and onomatopoeia —  seemingly inarticulate sounds, playing voice. She understands simple commands.

$647.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Halle (1) Halle (2)Girl, born October 2009
PRC
Down Syndrome; Post-Op Heart

Little Halle is 5 years old this year. She is a very intelligent child. Now, she attends a little brothers and sisters class in the institute. Normally, she learns how to dance, sing and play games with the teacher. Halle really likes to dance. She is most skilled at the “Little Running Pig” dance. If you play music, she cannot help but to start dancing. And then, with one hand, she will even imitate grabbing a microphone and she will sing and dance. At this time, she will even let other children dance with her. Halle really likes playing outside. She will look at the beautiful flowers and grass in the garden. She will point at them and say: “Nannies, quickly, look!” with an extremely cheerful smile.

Little Halle is very well-behaved. Every time she is done eating, she will clear away her bowl and take all of the bowls. Then, she will arrange all the little stools. Everyone all really likes bright, clever and sensible Halle. Please help us find a forever family for Halle!

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

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Lucina (2)LucinaGirl, born September 2011
PRC
Down syndrome, rickets

Lucina came into care when she was 2 years old. She is now 3 years old, and doing very well! Lucina has Down syndrome with good motor skills. She is able to imitate words, but her speech is not very clear. Lucina had rickets, and they have improved her diet to help this. Lucina loves to slide, and is very serious about riding the rocking horse. She is a favorite of the other kids in the orphanage, and she loves them all, too. Lucina needs to be able to let her hair grow…a rocking horse…hugs…but most of all, she needs a family!

Lucina (1)

Update:  Lucina’s motor skills are good and her speech is coming along. She can scribble with crayons and wash her face. She sings along with her teacher. Lucina is toilet trained (using her country’s traditional toilet) but wears a diaper at night just in case. Lucina loves to play with the other kids and loves for her teacher to give her hugs!

$33.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Elsa (2)Girl, born August 2011
PRC
Down syndrome

Elsa is just adorable! She is 3 years old, incredibly charming, and sweet. Elsa has Down syndrome with the expected delays, but was walking at 2 years old. She has no known heart issues. She lives with a foster family, who have made sure she has a good diet, plenty of fresh air, and all the hugs she wants(she likes warm hugs)! Elsa is ready to let it go and have a family of her own and will waste no time in wrapping them around her little finger.

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

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Clover_pic_1Girl, born July 2011
PRC
Down Syndrome & mild congenital heart disease

Clover is outgoing and friendly but she prefers familiar people. She enjoys animals, books, moving toy cars and balls. She understands simple instructions, gestures to show “good-bye” and “hug” and understands the meaning of “no.” Clover likes to imitate adults and is able to communicate by speaking. She likes learning to sing songs and playing with other children. She especially enjoys the outdoor playgrounds and slides. Clover likes running and climbing high, riding her bike and playing hide and seek.

$7,268.26 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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FelicityGirl, born February 2011
PRC

Felicity is a curious little girl with bright eyes, who seemed totally comfortable navigating a room full of strangers when our staff visited her orphanage. She’s a very social little girl, who loves to be playing with other kids. She has been diagnosed with Down syndrome. A natural little leader, she can become loud trying to get the other children’s attention and get them to follow her! Her favorite activity is to go outside and play on the slides and swings. The doctor who traveled with our staff felt she follows directions well and is creative in finding solutions. Sometimes she will imitate people on TV, and she enjoys dancing when her caregiver plays piano. She’s a very sweet girl, who will help her nannies move chairs, and give up her seat for other kids. When she sees a caregiver sit down to rest, she will even go give them a backrub! She knows to get a rag and clean up spills without being asked. Her motor skills are good; she can run, jump, and go up and down stairs. Her language is delayed, currently she can just say “Ma” and babble, but she has very good understanding of what is said to her. She is potty trained during the day and wears a diaper at night.

There is a $4000 Child Grant that may be available to families through the agency.

$225.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Lina (1) Lina (2)Girl, born February 2010
PRC
Down Syndrome

Precious Lina has Down Syndrome and entered the orphanage when she was about 3 years old. She is very timid. When she does not get a toy, she will cry loudly and will cry out, “Mama, it’s mine” to the nannies. When she gets a toy, she will smile at the nannies. When she’s sleeping at night, she will lie down on the bed and wait for the nannies to say, “Lina, we are going to sleep and we are going to turn the lights off, be a good girl!” She will smile and nod her head then close her eyes and go to dreamland.

When she feels wronged, she will run to the nannies and say, “Mama, Mama” and the nannies will comfort her and pat her head and say, “Good girl, don’t worry about it.” She will then run over to the children and continue playing. When she sees other little children with a runny nose, she will help them wipe it and then smile at them.

$245.25 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Nissa NissaGirl, born September 2009
PRC
Down syndrome

Nissa is 5 years old and has Down Syndrome but just doesn’t let that extra chromosome stop her. Nissa can stand, walk and climb up and down stairs alone. She can understand and follow your instructions. She dances with music and can sing along with you. Nissa plays well with other children and is not afraid of strangers.

Update 9/28/14: A family visited the orphanage 2 weeks ago and had this to say about Nissa. “She was clearly chattering away. I can’t actually vouch for what she was saying, but it appeared she was conversing with the staff. It was clear she was understanding them. They made a point to say that she wasn’t like the older DS boy we had just seen moments before. They said she was very, very smart. She’s a champion giggler and very much loved there.” Oh and it was mentioned that she really, really loves stickers.

Her agency has a $2000 grant available.  Video available.

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

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ShannonGirl, born February 2010
PRC
Down syndrome, Congenital Heart Defect (ASD and VSD), Hep B carrier

Shannon is an outgoing girl who loves to talk! She may only be able to say simple words but she can be the life of the party. She has been diagnosed with Down syndrome and has two mild heart defects (an ASD and a VSD). She is also a Hep B carrier. Shannon’s caregivers say that she lives life just like the rest of her friends in the orphanage. She loves to eat, play, and watch cartoons. Shannon is always playing and smiling!

$1,635.88 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Libby (2) Girl, born November 2009
PRC
Down syndrome

Libby is a joy! She is 4 years old, quite a spunky kid, and a born entertainer. Libby has Down syndrome, with no known heart issues. Her motor development has been good, with some delays in her speech. Libby loves music, loves to “sing”, and was born to karaoke! She is social, happy, follows directions well, and is ready to charm her new parents. Libby is waiting!

Libby (1)

$752.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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ShaenaGirl, born Feb 2012
PRC
Down syndrome

From an update 2/2015: Shaena can play well with blocks and she can dance to the music. She can avoid obstacles when pushing carts and she can reach things by standing on her tippy toes. Shaena gets a little aggressive with others when mad. She is healthy, strong, and in good health. She can understand some simple instructions like “give me the paper in your hand, do not climb, sit well, eat”, etc. Shaena can crawl down the bed very quickly and she can walk by herself for a while. She can stand up after falling over and can climb well. Shaena can hold small tiny things and can pull the rope by changing hands. Shaena can pick up and throw balls. She will ask to be held when adults walk by her and she knows if she is being criticizing or praised. When praised, she gets very happy! When you point out her mistakes, she will cry. Shaena’s favorite things to do are imitate, eat, and dance.

$265.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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KirileeGirl, born March 2011
PRC
Down syndrome

Kirilee is a shy, sweet little one who will be 4 years old in March. She has Down syndrome, with the expected delays. As of this past September, she was standing with support, and was crawling. One wonders if an improvement in her diet would make a big difference…she mainly has milk and rice powder every day. Kirilee badly needs therapies to help with her motor skills and speech. She is a loving little one who is so sweet and quiet. Kirilee needs a family of her own to help her reach her full potential!

$144.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Cara  (2) Cara  (1)Girl, born August 2010
PRC
Down syndrome, post-op congenital heart defect

Sweet Cara is 4 years old, and and absolutely adorable! She came into care when she was about 10 months old, and was diagnosed with Down syndrome as well as several heart issues. She had surgery in 2012, and the surgery reports are in her file. Cara’s motor skills are very good, and she is quite a helper for her teacher! She is very social, cheerful, and incredibly responsible for a young child. Cara has been living in a family setting, and is ready for the big move to a family of her very own.

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

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Shari updated pic Jan2014shari-2015Girl, born March 2011
PRC
Down syndrome; strabismus of both eyes

Oh my goodness, look at this sweet little fluffy-headed beauty!

This little cutie loves music! She receives rehabilitation services and while working on her sitting skills, started playing on the piano. She has made good progress since starting rehabilitation services. She does present with strabismus of both eyes along with Down Syndrome. Shari is a quiet, timid child with a ready smile. She loves to be cuddled and responds with laughter. Shari is waiting for a family who will help her develop and her caretakers believe that with a family’s care and hugs and kisses every day, she can live healthily and happily.

Update January 2014
Look how Shari has grown! She is now crawling and can stand on her own. Shari is also walking with assistance. She is quite a talker and is able to feed herself…although her caretakers have to watch her as she would much rather play than eat!
$4,694.40 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Mia

angel11cMia is a preschooler who has Down Syndrome and a protein-energy shortage.

Please contact the agency for further details.

*Please note that we do not have all the information, including the date of birth, for this child at this time. An approved home study for this country and dossier must be submitted to the Central Authority before additional information may be obtained. Please note, USCIS approval is not required to submit a dossier or receive a referral. USCIS approval is only required prior to filing the I-800 package. If you have a completed home study for another country and your h/s provider is willing to update or amend your study to reflect this sending country, you may use this for your dossier.

$718.57 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Georgia (2)Girl, born 2011
PRC
Down syndrome, post-op CHD, malnutrition

Georgia is almost four years old. Georgia is a quiet little girl who loves to be held. She is in good spirits and has a good appetite. She can grasp for toys, turn her body over and raise her head. Although she is delayed developmentally she is a very happy little girl.

$139.72 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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angel11cShelley is a toddler who has Down Syndrome.

Please contact the agency for further details.

*Please note that we do not have all the information, including the date of birth, for this child at this time. An approved home study for this country and dossier must be submitted to the Central Authority before additional information may be obtained. Please note, USCIS approval is not required to submit a dossier or receive a referral. USCIS approval is only required prior to filing the I-800 package. If you have a completed home study for another country and your h/s provider is willing to update or amend your study to reflect this sending country, you may use this for your dossier.

$581.03 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Tesiaupdate1Girl, born Feb 2011
PRC
Down syndrome, Cleft Palate, bilateral ear deformity, growth delays, developmental delay

Tesia has a diagnosis of Down Syndrome, but a prospective family needs to be open to the possibility of a different medical diagnosis as Tesia exhibits many characteristics of children who have been diagnosed with Treacher Collins, although TC is not mentioned specifically in her record.

Tesia was found abandoned at around 10 days old. She is a timid, shy and quiet little girl who likes to play with toys especially balls, sand and slides. Tesia is able to walk and is reported to be toilet trained. She can search for the source of a sound and can make sounds on her own, but did not use words as of the report date. Tesia likes to be cuddled and spoken to. She is waiting for a family of her own who can snuggle with her as they tell her “I love you!”

From an April 2015 UPDATE: Tesia can walk, run and go up and down the stairs. She can dress herself and goes to the bathroom on her own. She goes to the special education class in the SWI. She likes to go to school and gets along well with other classmates. As of today, Tesia is very active with quick responses and more speech. However, she speaks in a low voice. She has a strong ability to imitate and follows the teachers to do exercises. After class, she will play on the swings with her favorite friend. She will cry when she is blamed for wrong doings. When she sees the other kids cry, she will comfort them by patting them on the back. Tesia loves to play in the ball pits and on the trampoline. She likes someone to play with her and talk to her.

$788.80 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Laura Photo 7 March 2015ALaura Photo 3 Mar-2015ALaura Photo 4 - May 2014Girl, Born November 2009

Down syndrome; her heart has an open oval window without hemodynamic disorders. There has been no need for monitoring or treatment by a cardiologist.

Laura receives physical and speech therapy. Laura’s caregivers report that she is a sweet and joyful girl who likes playing with toys, listening and moving to music, and spending time with other children. She is active and affectionate and it’s easy to make her laugh.  Laura is currently non-verbal, but follows simple instructions and responds to her name. Laura lives in a great bilingual orphanage where she is exposed to the English language and receives wonderful care and attention.

Updates July 2, 2012 & September 30, 2012: Laura responds when she hears her name by looking or turning her head and smiles.   She can give you a small item if asked.   She is not eating by herself yet, but can put food in her mouth.   She is not speaking or walking yet but is progressing little by little.  She is described as playful and you can easily make her laugh.  She likes to sit and take everything in around her.

Updates February & March 2013: Our agency staff representative visited Laura in February and March and our Executive Director visited Laura in February. They provided the following update: Laura is healthy and joyful as usual.   She is very active and affectionate.  She can entertain herself but likes attention very much.  She does not walk yet, but is able to climb up the couch or on the chair or back to the floor.  She does not say any words yet.   She enjoys listening to music, rocks back and forth to the beat.  She has a good appetite!  Laura has a best friend in her orphanage and likes to play on her own or with him most of the time.  Laura is in a bilingual orphanage, one of which is English, so she is used to hearing English and her native language. We have updated photos available upon request!

Update July 2014: Laura can now stand up without assistance and walk when held by the hands.  She is a very quick crawler and using this skill to get everywhere.  Laura feeds herself and understands instructions both in her native language and English.

From a family who met Laura in March 2015: Laura is so sweet. The first day we saw her, she was engaging in imaginative play and diligently caring for her baby doll and feeding herself and baby pretend food. Laura also likes music and dancing. The caregivers were playing a children’s music video that she found quite engaging. She is affectionate and sat cuddled in my lap for a time. Laura has been curious about us as we’ve been visiting our daughter.

Update May 2015: Laura can walk independently now. She appears to understand most of what is said to her, even though she doesn’t speak much.  She loves attention and often seeks it out.

From a family who met her in August 2015: Laura plays alone often, but got so excited for piggy back rides with us.  She giggled so much when I swayed and danced with her, loves to be tickled, and really loves to dance. She doesn’t speak, but does make her wishes known. She is in process of being potty trained. Laura definitely responds to familiar people; after visiting every day for a week, she walked up to me and hugged me. She really loves bubbles and playing on the keyboard.

 

MARRIED COUPLES ONLY.

$10,844.56 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Carol update 8 2013CarolGirl, born Sept 2010
PRC
Down syndrome

Carol  loves sitting and rocking on her hobby horse!  She is enjoys listening to music and rocking on her horse.  She can sit on the bed steadily and can stand with hands holding onto the bed rails.  Sometimes when she sees other children take her favorite toy she will try and take it back.

Update Aug 2013:
Every day starting at 9:00 teachers of special education will take her and other children to the class room to do physical exercise and play. She receives special education in the institute. No other training/therapy. She walks pretty well but cannot speak, except for making some “yee-yah” voices. She will cooperate when a caregiver brushes her teeth. Her teeth are very healthy.
She can eat solid foods. She needs her caregiver’s help when the food contains bones or too hard to break. She needs to be fed by a caregiver. She is close to her caregivers.

Update Spring 2014:
Carol can use body language or expression to express her needs. sometimes she will say “ayi”. Sometimes she can answer simple questions, like “Carol, do you need potty?” and she will answer”No” Carol responds to her name and understands what you say. She  likes to play with and gets along well with the other kids most  of the time. She can get upset if others grab her toys or ignore her. Compared to other kids her age with Down Syndrome, Carol is said to be more skillful and obedient. She does not wear a diaper during the day, but needs to be taken to the toilet on a regular schedule. She still needs a diaper at night. Carol loves to get attention for her caregivers and loves to play with toy cars and blocks.

$2,536.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Hannah-sm

Girl, born 2010
PRC
Down syndrome

Hanna, age 5, has Down syndrome and was abandoned as a newborn. Hanna has a big smile and is described as an active little girl. Since being placed with a foster family, she has made progress in her language, physical, cognitive, social and emotional development. Hanna is not a big talker, but she understands and responds to her teacher. She can use the bathroom, get dressed/undressed on her own, throw and chase a ball. Hanna likes to care for other children and comfort them when they are sad. Could this sweet girl be your daughter?

A $3500 grant is available from the agency that currently has her file, to help Hanna get adopted.

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

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HeavenleighHeavenleigh collageAge: 5
Diagnosis: Down syndrome

UPDATE:
Heavenleigh is extremely malnourished, weighing less than 10 pounds at 5 years old. She was born with atresia of the duodenum, which was surgically repaired when she was 6 days old. She was also born with a heart condition, which was surgically repaired when she was 10 months old.

Despite the fact that she is extremely malnurished, Heavenleigh is very alert and active. She rolls over and Army crawls to get where she wants to go. She enjoys toys that play music and will seek out her favorite toys. She picks up toys on her own and will search for a toy if she drops it. She plays peek-a-boo and laughs when teased. She will transfer items from one hand to the other and bang blocks together. She babbles and makes sounds in an attempt to “talk”.

 

Photos and videos from August 2015 show her playing with a toy, rolling over to find the toy after it is dropped, and smiling and responding to a musical toy. Heavenleigh needs a family that is prepared to work quickly to complete her adoption. Her adoption will be expidited by both the US agency and the country where she lives.

$12,468.14 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Bree AnnGirl, born September 2010
Down syndrome

Bree Ann is 4 years old and is doing wonderful. She is reported to not give up and is doing well developmentally.

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

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Temple (2) Temple (1)Girl, born April 2012
PRC
Down syndrome

Temple is a precious little girl who is 3 years old. She has Down syndrome, with excellent gross and fine motor skills. Temple is not a good eater, and they are working with her to improve her nutrition. In her file, there is a description that may well be a bad translation, but the agency loves it. Under “Personality”, it say Temple is “relentless”. Perhaps, strong-willed is what they meant. But a relentless, adorable little girl will do well in life, for sure! Temple is not fond of being awakened to eat, but is typically a very happy little one. She loves to be held and hugged, Temple is a delightful little girl who will bring such happiness to your family!

$45.90 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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CarlyGirl, born November 2012
PRC
Down syndrome

Carly is a chubby little girl, who was quite relaxed and content when our staff visited her orphanage. She seemed perfectly happy on her nanny’s lap, and reached with curiosity for the things handed to her. She has been diagnosed with Down syndrome. An extroverted little girl, she’s not afraid of strangers, and loves to be held, but can also entertain herself playing in her crib. She isn’t speaking yet, but will say “ah” to communicate, and understands simple directions. When she sees other children eating, she’ll reach for her caregiver like she’s asking for food too. She can roll over, sit and crawl, and though our staff saw she can bear weight, she’s not motivated to stand or walk yet. She can feed herself finger foods and hold her bottle to drink, and cooperate when getting dressed. She loves colorful balls, and dancing along with music! We have many photos and videos of this cute little one!

There is a $4000 Child Grant that may be available to families through the agency.

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

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SpringGirl, born September 2012
PRC
Down syndrome, post-op CHD

Spring is 2 years old, and just adorable! She came into care when she was 7 months old (approximately), and was found to have Down syndrome as well as a congenital heart defect. She had surgery in 2013 to correct the TOF/ASD (Tetrology of Fallot / atrial septal defect) and recovered well. Spring is a very quiet, very sweet little one who really needs a caring, loving family, who will provide her the therapy she requires. Spring has the typical delays seen in little ones with Down syndrome, and being confined to her stroller/walker is not helping her. Spring’s left ear folds down a bit, but there is no known hearing issue involved. They have noted in her file that Spring’s favorite activity is “being held” (how sweet is that!?). This little one is ready for a family.

$27.90 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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BayleighGirl, born September 2012
PRC
Down syndrome, mild umbilical hernia, physical and developmental delays

Meet Bayleigh! She is 2 years old. She is diagnosed with having Down syndrome and a mild umbilical hernia. She has physical and developmental delays. She is a part of the Half the Sky program at her SWI. She loves to have someone sing to her. She is a moderate sleeper and loves to eat. She can stand while holding onto something. She giggles and squeals when she sees a familiar “Aunt”. She is delightful and loves to be on the go.

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

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAGirl, born November 2012
PRC
Down syndrome

Fran, born October 2012 is a rosy-cheeked toddler diagnosed with Down syndrome. In her report written when she was 15 months old, she was enjoying the company of her nannies and studying them closely when they talked to her. Fran was saying mama and “diedie” and was trying to say other words. The caregivers described her as a smart little girl with a happy temperament who loved toys that make noise. Fran was at that time a little clumsy and behind other children her age, but was working hard to learn to stand and walk. She loved being cuddled and was delighted to be taken outdoors to feel the wind blow and hear the birds chirp.

$1,059.45 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Nina -new2Girl, born July 2012
PRC
DS, post-op CHD

Nani is an adorable baby girl who is 1 year old. She came into care when she was about 6 months old. She was diagnosed with ASD/PDA, which has been successfully surgically corrected. Nani has Down syndrome. Nani’s development was not up to her peers at the time of her report, but we do not know how much of her delay can be attributed to her past heart issue or just typical Down syndrome delays. Nani needs a family who will love her (that will be easy!), and help her receive the therapies she needs to catch up. Nani will be such a sweet daughter!

$1,301.51 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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