Boy, born October 2011
Lower limb weakness
Three-year-old Acer is quite the cutie! Acer is diagnosed as having lower limb weakness. He came into care at the approximate age of two, so he has only been in the orphanage for a little over a year and a half. His nannies report that he has big beautiful eyes and is very handsome….that is clear from his pictures! When his file was prepared in Oct. 2014, he could stand up and walk while holding onto something or holding someone’s hand. He could also walk by pushing something like a small stool. He is cooperative and can help put on and take off his own clothes and shoes. Acer’s favorite toy is the wooden rocking horse! He can get on and off of it and likes sitting and riding on it. Acer likes to hold the milk bottles to help feed the younger children. He also likes playing outside. The slide and swings are his favorite, but he enjoys playing with balls and toy blocks too. He can build a tower with 5-6 blocks. He doesn’t want the other kids to touch his blocks or he’ll cry. Acer likes taking baths and playing in the water. He eats noodles, eggs, and bread regularly. Acer receives some physical therapy, but would benefit so much more from the love and support of his own family.
Ross was born prematurely in June 2014 and has been diagnosed with spina bifida which has been addressed partially by surgery. Ross’s head is monitored closely and examined by neuro-specialists every two weeks. A shunt is ready should he require it.
Ross is a happy, interactive child who is developing very well. He can move his legs, giggles a lot, and is a great baby boy.
Update April 2015: Ross continues to be an active and responsive little boy who plays with toys using both hands. He has head control, can roll in both directions, tries to sit in bed and attempts to stand up. Ross’s cognitive progress appears to be typical. His doctors are very happy with his development and have prescribed only therapy at this time.
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Boy, born May 2010
Right hemiplegia, pigmented nevus on back of shoulder
Gorgeous 5 year old Bairn lives with a foster family that has 4 other children and he gets along with them very well. Bairn’s gross motor skills have improved- he can run and climb as well as his peers. If he is in a hurry when he runs, he sometimes falls. His fine motor skills are also improving. He mainly uses his left hand, so the foster family encourages him to use his right as a helper hand as much as possible. Occupational therapy would really be very beneficial for him. Bairn enjoys singing and dancing in his preschool class! Maybe Bairn will sing and dance his way into your heart and eventually into your home.
Boy, born June 2011
Cleft palate, post-op cleft lip, limb differences for hands and feet
Meet Jeremy! Jeremy just celebrated his 4th birthday. He is an outgoing and energetic little boy who loves playing games. Jeremy will help his therapy teachers clean up and organize the toys in the rehabilitation room. Though he is missing fingers and toes on all four limbs, he does many things for himself, such as eating meals and putting on his shoes. His language is somewhat delayed, likely because his cleft palate has not been repaired yet. He understands simple directions and can point to his ears, nose, mouth and hands when asked. He walks well on his own and can go up and down stairs. He especially enjoys music and likes to kick a ball around when he plays outside. Jeremy has the best smile- he just radiates happiness! We hope adorable Jeremy will be home to celebrate his 5th birthday with a forever family of his own!