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Girl, born 2003
HIV, strabismus, congenital cataract (blind in right eye)
Mild to moderate mental delays, FAS, tuberculosis of the lymph nodes
Update March 2013:
Jeanette was exposed to alcohol prenatally. She has issues with impulsivity/understanding consequences. She is well-liked where she is, but needs additional support to succeed in school. It’s recommended that Jeanette would do great with older children whom could help correct her behavior and could model appropriate behavioral for her.
She is very sweet and loves to draw, and color. She pays great attention to detail in her drawings and when she is doing something she like to do like drawing she can sit still for a very long time doing it. She is also very funny and dramatic. She loves to act and dance and sing and make goofy faces and act silly to make people laugh. She could do well in a family but they would need to be prepared for FAS (fetal alcohol syndrome).
Girl, born February 2002
Mental delay, HIV
Devora is a real sweetie pie! She loves to have her head rubbed, and enjoys being tickled. Her smiles and giggles are absolutely heart melting! She does not talk, stand, or walk as far as I could tell. Her idea of mischief is to kick off a shoe or hide her arm inside of her sweatshirt, and she’d giggle as these things were corrected.
She seemed to find it very amusing when I would ask her where her hand was, then say “There it is” as I removed it from inside of her shirt. This became a game, and she would giggle as she hid her arm again as soon as I removed it from inside of her shirt. She is a very content little girl, and something as simple as a spiky ball could put a big grin on her face. I never saw her upset as long as she was allowed to play in either her bed or her chair, but she would become upset if I tried to move her to a more unfamiliar area to play.
Boy, born 2004
Adam is a sweet, easy to please little cuddle bug. He is very much like a cuddly, curious little toddler. When I first met him he did not seem interested in me at all, but as time went by he began to want affection, and would grab my hands if I stopped rubbing his head and put them back on his head.
One day I picked him up and from that moment on he wanted to spend most of my time there in my arms. When I arrived he’d jump up from his little wooden chair, and hurry over to me with his arms raised. If I didn’t pick him up fast enough he’d try to climb up into my arms using nearby chairs or beds, and he would not hesitate to grab items from my hands and set them down to free up my hands so I could hold him. He also began to cry whenever I left. He loves wind up toys and toys that vibrate, and would giggle happily and flap his hands to show how excited he was about them. His other favorite toys were a pony he enjoyed chewing on, any sort of car, and some legos that made a train. He is not verbal but was beginning to make noises to communicate. I tried to teach him to sign more one day, by signing hand over hand with him. When I asked him to sign it he took my hands and helped me sign it. He seems to me to have a need for love and affection that can only come from a loving family. I would love to see him thriving and meeting his full potential, as well as bringing joy to as many people as possible!
Girl, born 2003
Slight mental delay, HIV
Information from the family who adopted her close friend:
According to our daughter she is very sweet, she is neat (as in keeps things organized and clean), she loves to help, and she was a very loyal and good friend. I do know that after a while, the way she was treated at the orphanage caused her to cry often and thus they sent her to a different school. My daughter was similar and is doing wonderfully … her aunt has gone to see her once or twice and worries about her condition there.
Boy, born October 2004
HIV-infection, IV clinical stage, no signs of AIDS, biochemistry test is good; congenital hydrocephaly (shunting); myatonia disorders; disco-visual nerve subatrophy; myelinic cone fibers; hypertrophy of palatine tonsils; two anomalous chords of ventricle; biliary dyskinesia; slight mental delay with minimal behavioral disorders, night enuresis, organic emotional instable disorders. Probable FAS.
He is said to be very careful and orderly, so he is probably a kid who does very well with routines and structure. He is also described as very helpful.
Girl, born 1998
Boy, born 2003
Mental delays, but otherwise healthy
They are currently in the same region, but in different orphanages.
Boy, born July 2001
Handsome Zebadiah was found when he was 4 years old. He likes to play with other children and he know how to share. He can express his needs, but has difficulty with pronunciation. He doesn’t speak too often and has difficulty expressing his ideas, but he does get along well with others, respects his teachers and is popular with his caretakers and other children. Zebadiah can walk, run and jump freely, understand adults directions and has good self care skills. He studies in Grade 3 and has average marks. He likes to draw, knows simple English letters and has a good sense of observation.
Zebadiah is a good kid who is praised by his foster parents and teachers. He is waiting for his forever family to find him and help him reach his full potential.
Girl, born 2003
Sarai should be in a family with no children or much older children; her behaviors are that of a younger child. She has FAS, HIV, and tests positive for TB on the skin test.
She is so cute!
Boy, Born October 15, 2001
Devon was previously listed as “Brian” — but it’s the same boy! He’s so handsome, and still waiting for a family.