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Zero the Zeroes

One small donation — or large! — will wipe out the ZERO currently sitting in one of these children’s grant funds.

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Dawson

Boy, born 2015

Blind

 

Listed: Sept 2018

$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!

 

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Preston

Boy, born 2010

Dyskinetic Cerebral Palsy
Other organic personality and behavioural disorders due to brain disease, damage and dysfunction
Congenital deformity of feet
Nystagmus and other irregular eye movements
optic atrophy
epileptic syndrome

Listed: Sept 2018

From a family who knows him:
Preston is a very special boy who has already impacted many people in his short life. He lived with his birth family for his first four years until they felt they could not care for him anymore and put him in the baby house orphanage. In 2016 he was transferred from the baby house to an institution on the verge of death. Volunteers went to the institution in the night to help him and after many phone calls to authorities at the very top of the country’s government he was sent to a hospital instead of being left to die. That miraculous night started a train of events that brought Preston to the forefront of his country’s policies and procedures surrounding orphan care. Many people all over the country were outraged by his plight, and at the same time moved by his sweet spirit and beautiful smile.

Preston is a special case in that he is available for international adoption, but he lives with a local foster family. The foster family adore Preston and are are bonded to him. Although it breaks their hearts to release him, they know he needs to be adopted in order to live up to his full potential.

His list of diagnoses is daunting, but that list does not well represent the boy that we know so well. The Preston we know is a bright, social child that loves cars, trucks, sweets and animals and is deeply attached to his foster family. He loves to play like other boys, but his body just won’t cooperate, so he needs a lot of assistance in daily life. He doesn’t walk, but REALLY wants to. He understands everything that is said to him and wants to talk so bad! He tries to say some words, but is difficult to understand.

Preston will bring amazing joy to an adoptive family. He has already brought those who know him much joy and life. He is one loved boy!

$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!

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Baker

Boy, born 2010
PRC
Cerebral palsy

Baker is a, handsome, active, and talkative boy. Baker loves listening to music, playing games, and singing. He is known to share snacks with the other children around him and communicates well with his teachers and classmates. Baker is diagnosed with strabismus and cerebral palsy that affects his right side. As of 2016, he could walk up and down stairs, jump up with both feet, and stand on one foot. He was also able to catch a ball thrown to him. He knew the difference between big and small, inside and outside, could count to 10, and recognized shapes, colors and the days of the week. His vocabulary was rich and he could ask and answer questions appropriately. Baker has the best smile and is full of life! Don’t miss his videos!

Video 1, Video 2, Video 3

There is a $1,000 agency grant for Baker’s adoption with his current adoption agency.

$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!

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Stellan

Boy, born 2005
PRC
Morquio

**URGENT- AGING OUT!**

Stellan is a smart and sweet young man, born in April of 2005. Stellan’s file lists malformation of vertebral column as his special need, but it has been determined that he has Morquio (MPS). Stellan is a model student who loves not only language, but acting as well! He loves to draw, write, sing, and dance. He’s described as polite, respectful, outgoing, active, positive, and brave. Stellan is a great kid who leaves a strong impression on those who meet him. Be sure to watch his videos and read all the comments from visitors who have met him below! Stellan’s family must see him and get him home before early April of 2019!  Please help us spread the word about this amazing kid!

Video 1, Video 2, Video 3

Brand new video

One visitor said: “Stellan is a very special little boy I had the opportunity to meet this past spring. He has been in orphanage care all his life and yet at 13 years old, he is still waiting. He will age out in April of next year if a family doesn’t move forward soon. I was told he can transfer to his wheelchair independently and can walk for a bit with a walker and even join dance performances with his class for short amounts of time. When I met him, he was shy and polite and had a beautiful timid smile. A girl in his class started to sing and he joined in. When he finished he said he wasn’t as good as singing as she was and I told him he should do something he enjoyed and was good at. He chose to recite poetry for me. When I asked what he liked, he said he liked to read and when I asked what he didn’t like he said math. Things are not accessible in China for someone with mobility issues and his future does not look good if he doesn’t find a family. He was really sweet and appropriately shy around strangers, but with some encouragement he showed me his art and homework and he was so proud. In his class, there was an older girl matched with a family and he was so genuinely happy for her. There was also a boy who had aged out and the contrast was heartbreaking.”

A traveling mom who met Stellan said: “I met this fella in December of 2017. He is an absolute gem! Our new daughter, Clara, kept getting in his space and trying to push his chair. He really took her behavior in stride and was so patient and pleasant. There was just something so precious about him.”

There is a $5,000 agency grant for Stellan’s adoption with his current adoption agency. Other grants may be available based on the adoptive family’s circumstances. Agency grants are awarded as agency fee reductions.

The LPA also has a $5,000 grant for his adoption!

$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!

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Darcy Joy

Girl, born 2009
PRC
Spinal meningocele

Determined Darcy is described by those who know her as joyful and optimistic. Darcy was a camper at an advocacy camp run by another agency in November of 2017. Agency reps and Darcy’s camp partner said that she was a true delight, full of personality. She was ready to go, go, go! Everyone at camp loved watching her facial expressions, as they said everything she was thinking. Her must watch camp video spotlights her sunny disposition and the exuberance she felt at camp. Darcy loved riding the bus, shopping, exploring, and eating.

Darcy was born with a spinal meningocele, which has been surgically removed, but she now has paralysis in her lower limbs. She is able to zip her wheelchair here and there and makes sure she puts herself in the middle of the action. She is said to be able to enjoy herself and that is absolutely true. She will find enjoyment in all that is going on around her. Darcy will be a gift to her family, but she desperately needs to find one so that she can share her joy not just with her family, but with the world! Do watch her video and help us find this waiting gem a forever family!

VIDEO

There is a $1,000 agency grant for Darcy’s adoption with a specific adoption agency.

$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!

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Oskar

Boy, born 2010
PRC
Cerebral Palsy

Oskar is an extroverted and handsome boy, born in July of 2010, who usually has a huge smile on his face, whether he is at home or at school! His smile is so amazing that he makes everyone around him happy just by being with him. Oskar lives with an English speaking foster family. He loves to play with other children as well as the family’s pets. He is behind other children from a motor standpoint, but his foster mother says he is very smart and points to all his body parts, can sort and stack blocks, and can problem solve. He has been receiving rehabilitation for his cerebral palsy and has continued to make gains. He has a walker and a wheelchair, but does not like to use them. He would rather hold an adult’s hand to walk. Oskar has an amazing spunk and determination. He is not speaking yet, but is learning sign language and now knows about 500 signs. This has really helped him communicate better with the adults around him. Oskar would benefit from continued use of basic sign language and speech therapy. We hope to find Oskar a family because we know he’ll not only make a great son, but that a family will be blessed daily by his presence.

September 2017 Update:    Oskar’s mental capability is like any other 7-year-old boy his age. He has CP (Cerebral Palsy). It does not affect him mentally, but it effects his walking and speaking. He also gets easier tired than other kids his age. At the end of the day he usually is so ready for bed. He is potty trained. Oskar is a very fun and active boy. He is so boy and his CP does not hold him back to want to do everything all the other boys do in his age. He is very extroverted and loves going outside. He loves sport, as in swimming, playing ball, taking walks (usually on his car). He is very competitive – which usually shows itself when we play board games. He is a very social boy and loves to hang out with his foster siblings and friends. His love language is touch. Hugging and kissing him as well as encouraging him with words of affirmation get the best out of him. Although he is usually very brave, he is afraid of the dark and won’t go anywhere if there is no light. When he came to his foster home, as a three-year-old, he had to learn what rules are and how to keep them. He has improved so much in the last four years. He sometimes still is a bit stubborn and tries to get his way through crying, but it is now much more according to his appropriate age. His foster family has found out, that if they explain to him ahead of time what will happen, why he will need to share something, why he will not be able to go along with them, why he should not do something or change his behavior, he then will obey very well.

When Oskar came to his foster home, he was only able to crawl. He now can walk by himself through the whole house. He can get up by himself and walk for a short distance. When holding onto a ladder, he can walk up some stairs. But as soon as goes out, he usually uses an electric wheelchair or a stroller to get somewhere. When they get to the place, he usually wants to get out of the wheelchair and walk around with their help. He is daily improving in his walking and his foster mom believes, that with some therapy and some support as in leg braces, he should be able to walk stable one day. But so far, he still needs support from us. His foster family is working on his fine motor skills. He still mostly scribbles. Not because he does not know his ABC, but because his fine motor skills with his hands are a bit hard for him. Last week though he wrote his name all by himself on a piece of paper, and it was readable. When his foster mom asks him to color a picture, he usually always draws out of the box. It makes him mad because he knows it should not look like that. Basically, he can pick up anything with his fingers, hold a pen, open stuff, just not draw very well. In the morning, he goes to Chinese kindergarten. In the afternoon, he is home-schooled in English, Math, and sign language (ASL). In Math, he is learning numbers from 1-20. We just started learning some addition. Books we use for him in Math as well as English are Kindergarten level (Pre K). He knows about 500 words in sign language by now, which has helped so much in communicated with him. He understands English as well as Chinese. He is very much attached to his foster mom and loves his foster siblings a lot. His social skills are good. When friends come over to play, he will find something to play with them. He especially likes hanging out with other boys his age. Even though he cannot speak, he will find a way to make them understand him. He had no problem with interacting with adults. Oskar has been living since the age of 3 in the same foster home. His foster mom is from Germany (but only speaks English to him). Before that he lived in the orphanage. He can only say a few words: mama, more, move; everything else he communicates in sign language. He can follow directions in three steps. He understands everything you say and can do it. He shares a room with his younger foster brother.

His foster mom only speaks English to him so his English is quite good. In his 4 years that he has been in his foster home, he has seen about 6 of his foster siblings being adopted. His foster mom openly talks about adoption and prepares the kids well for the possibility of being adopted. Oskar has been praying for his own mom and dad for a long time now. He understands what it means (as far as a kid can understand) and is waiting for his own mom and dad to show up. He also prays to have some siblings of his own, that will play with him. He has now even started to pray for grandparents of his own. His favorite color is green. If he plays a game it has to be green, if he gets clothes or a toy they have to be green, if he likes something it has to be green. Board games are his most favorite activity. But he also loves to play with toys, play Lego, play with superheroes, or go on outings. He also loves it to be read books to, or look at pictures books by himself. It is hard to say what his favorite toy is, since he does not have one in specific. He loves to play with cars, super heroes, look at books…. Any toy any other 7-year-old would like to play with.

$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!

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Hudson

Boy, born 2006
PRC
HIV+

Hudson is a great kid who is all boy. He spent about two years in the local orphanage, where he was taken care of by a blind couple who worked at the orphanage, before being moved to a group home with other children who also have HIV. Hudson is described as an active and talkative boy who likes to play games with his peers. He is sometimes impatient, but gets along well with other children and communicates easily with adults. He is close to three specific staff members at the group home. Though it’s not his favorite thing to do, Hudson does attend school where he is in 4th grade and his academic performance is average. His gross and fine motor skills are all normal- he can run, jump on one foot, catch a ball, and use chop sticks. Hudson enjoys playing with toys, listening to music, and playing video games. He is said to have a passion for computers and video games. The staff members say that if he is given the right supports and a chance, he could have a good chance to make big achievements in this field. Hudson is also a nature lover and enjoys being outdoors. He is very observant. Hudson is a little afraid of water and heights. Hudson’s care center hopes he can find a loving family who will love him for who he is, help him with his education, encourage him to pursue his passion, and give him the attention that only a forever family can.

There is a $1,000 agency grant for Hudson’s adoption with a specific agency.

$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!

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Sofia

Girl, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome and congenital heart disease- ASD, VSD, and PDA

Sofia is an adorable little girl! One month after surgery to repair Sofia’s heart, it was discovered that her trachea had been injured while she was intubated during surgery. At that time, she underwent a tracheotomy and had a trach in place for three years, which was recently removed. Sofia’s unfortunate complication that occurred during her heart surgery led her to live in a rather fortunate situation. Because of her trach, her orphanage life has been lived in the orphanage hospital with a wonderful nanny who has raised her like a daughter.

Sofia is a smiley, outgoing, and confident child. She can dress herself, brush her teeth, and she is potty trained. She says simple words like mama, baba, ayi and jiejie. Sofia imitates others and copies hand movements, as you can see in her video when she is outside with the social worker. Sofia likes to play with others, listen to music, and play with all kinds of toys, but especially those that play music. She is interested in new things and playing games. She likes watching singing and dancing programs and she will shake her body with the music. She has a strong desire to perform. Sofia is closely attached to her caretaker and she enjoys cuddling and kissing her. She is helpful and kind to everyone, including visitors who she will move chairs for, say bye bye to, and blow kisses at. Sofia is just waiting for her turn to be part of a forever family and we are hoping that day will come soon!

Video 1, Video 2, Video 3

There is a $1,500 agency grant for Sofia’s adoption with her current adoption agency.

$67.50 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!

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Ayla

Girl, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome, congenital heart disease (VSD and PDA)

Ayla is a beautiful little girl! Her file also mentions an umbilical hernia and pigeon chest/rib exstrophy briefly. Ayla joined a foster family in 2015 and is well loved by her foster family. She can walk unsupported and get dressed and undressed by herself, choosing her outfit because she likes to look pretty. She can count on her fingers and point to her nose and mouth if asked. She likes to dance with her foster sister too. Ayla can eat with a spoon by herself. She knows how to help do housework, picking up toys and putting them in the basket, helping put trash in the trash can, and dishes in the sink. She is fond of playing with other children. Ayla really enjoys books and being read to. When she was younger, she would point to the pictures in the book and babble, as if she was reading. She would sometimes even take the book and ‘read’ by herself. Ayla has really matured and shown a lot of growth since entering her foster home. She will clap her hands when being praised. Ayla uses single words and sometimes combines a couple words. Although her language skills are delayed, she understands what adults are saying and she is very interactive and good at imitating. Her foster mother describes her as cute, smart, active, and helpful. Ayla is being well prepared for life in a family, but is desperately in need of a family that will be hers forever. Could that family be yours?

Videos available, as well:  Video 1, Video 2, Video 3

There is a $1,500 agency grant for Ayla’s adoption with her current adoption agency.

$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!

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Taylor

Girl, born summer 2016
Down syndrome

Listed: August 2018

Taylor is a beautiful baby girl with Down syndrome. She has straight black hair with brown eyes. Taylor has a beautiful smile that she extends to everyone she comes into contact with. She pays close attention to what is going on around her by following closely with her eyes. She enjoys holding and playing with a rattle, putting it in her mouth, and moving it from one hand to the other.

The agency has photos to share at the appropriate point in a family’s adoption process.

$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!

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Shannen

Girl, born 2017
PRC
Down syndrome, alpha thalassemia (carrier only)

Shannen could not be more precious! Shannen makes great eye contact when adults are talking to her and she can tightly grasp onto things, such as her caregiver’s fingers. She knows how to roll over. Shannen’s caretakers describe her as quiet and smiley. When she gets upset, holding her hand helps her to calm down. She is very observant and responds to sounds around her. Shannen is from one of our former partnership orphanages and her file is brand new! We hope Shannen is home with her forever family to celebrate her 2nd birthday!

VIDEOS:  Video 1, Video 2

There is a $1,500 agency grant for Shannen’s adoption with her current adoption agency.

$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!

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Davi

Boy, born 2017
PRC
Down syndrome

Davi is an adorable baby boy, born in August of 2017, who is described his caretakers as quiet and lovely. Davi was born with down syndrome and congenital heart disease- VSD and ASD. He was weak as an infant because of the CHD, but received surgery to repair the ASD and VSD in March. A lot of improvement was seen after surgery. Davi has good physical development and flexible limbs. He can grasp and hold toys, raise and control his head, turn over freely, and sit with support. Davi is a smiley little guy who likes music and is curious about his toys. He can stretch out his hands to reach for toys ahead of him when he is sitting supported. He will also raise both of his hands to grab the toy hanging above him when he is lying on his back. Davi is good at tracking objects and people and can hear well. He will turn his head to the source of sound and when his name is called. Davi interacts well with familiar people. In fact, he loves spending time interacting with his caretaker more than anything else and will smile happily when teased. Who will be the lucky family to bring this sweetheart home while he’s still so young?

VIDEOS:   Video 1,   Video 2,   Video 3

There is a $1,500 agency grant for Davi’s adoption with his current adoption agency.

$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!

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Felicia

Girl, born early 2012
PRC
Down syndrome

Felicia is a beautiful little girl with a darling smile, born in February of 2012 with down syndrome. Felicia loves to play and is said to be lively and friendly. She is not a picky eater and likes a variety of foods. Felicia enjoys playing with rubber balls, colorful toys, and listening to music. Felicia is a happy little girl and we can’t wait to see what family is going to be so happy they said yes to this little sweetheart!

VIDEOS from 2016 when Felicia was listed with another agency:

Video 1

Video 2

There is a $1,500 agency grant for Felicia’s adoption with a specific adoption agency.

$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!

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  From May 15 through Dec 31, 2018, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

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Ainsley

Girl, born 2014
Ankle contractures

Ainsley is listed as having cerebral palsy, but despite contractures (limited motion) in both ankles, none of her other muscles/joints seem to be affected. She has good motor control and strength. She is motivated to stand and walk. She pulls to stand and tries to stand in the middle of the floor throughout the day. Currently, her ankle contractures make it difficult for her to balance on her feet and stand independently. However, we are looking into treatment for her ankles and she is expected to be an independent walker after treatment. Ainsley transferred to her current home in June 2018 and has already made remarkable progress. She can crawl and scoot very quickly around the home. She loves playing with musical instruments and will seek them out to play with. She also likes playing catch and has quite a good arm for a small girl. She previously had no exposure to English but now responds to several English commands. She also says several words such as “hi”, “bye”, and her name. She has picked up on several ASL signs which are used in the home. She has an incredibly expressive face and loves making silly faces and expressions (such as repeatedly raising her eyebrows) to make others laugh. She loves engaging in playful connection games with trusted caregivers. She seeks out preferred caregivers for affection. She is very bright and perceptive. She has great potential to learn and would thrive in a family.

A specific adoption agency has offered a grant of $5000, to an eligible family for adoption expenses.

$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!

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Gavyn

Boy, born 2016

Other specified disorders of brain
Unspecified severe protein-calorie malnutrition
Other specified congenital malformations
Double outlet right ventricle
Other specified congenital malformations of kidney
Chronic obstructive pyelonephritis
Chronic kidney disease (CKD)

Listed: July 2018

$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!

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Declan

Boy, born 2017

ventricular septal defect
Neonatal cerebral irritability
Other specified mental disorders due to known physiological condition

Listed: July 2018

$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!

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Luna

Girl, born 2014

Down syndrome
Myopia
Congenital absence, atresia and stenosis of large intestine, part unspecified

Listed: July 2018

 

$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!

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Penny

Girl, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome

 

Meet Penelope! She is a lovable and charming little girl who is 3 years old. Penelope came into care when she was about 6 months old. After a few months at the orphanage, she was placed with a foster family, where she has blossomed! Penelope was born with Down syndrome. She has an ASD, which as of her report in 2017, had required no treatment. Penelope has the typical delays seen with Down syndrome, but has accomplished a lot since joining her foster family. She is especially close to her older foster brother, and waits impatiently for him to come home from school. Sadly, even an excellent foster family is not a permanent solution for an orphan. Penelope needs a family who will become hers forever. This sweet little one is waiting!

There is an agency grant of $2,000 toward agency fees for a qualified family, with her current agency.

$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!

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Conner


Boy, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

 

Conner is an adorable little boy, born in May of 2014 with down syndrome and anal atresia. He has had three surgeries, including a colostomy and anoplasty. Conner receives early childhood education and rehabilitation to work on his cognitive, fine motor, gross motor, and language abilities. After just two months of this, he started learning how to make friends, share, and get around better. Conner likes giving his foster siblings kisses and helping hold their bottles for them. He will even help wipe their mouths like a good big brother. Over time, he has learned how to feed himself with a spoon. He can take off his own shoes and likes to organize all the other shoes. He tries to put on his own socks and shoes, but needs a little assistance getting the shoes on the right feet. He can understand simple language, basic directions, and he reads facial expressions very well. When he sees his foster mother smiling at him, he will smile back, be good, and snuggle up in her arms quietly. If someone is looking at him with a not so nice face, he will make a serious face and play by himself. He gets upset when he is criticized for making a bad choice.

Conner can go up and down stairs on his own now. He has been watching his foster mother carefully over time and has learned how to help his foster mother care for his younger foster sister. He can put his little sister’s diaper, sweater, shoes, socks and coat near his foster mother’s side in sequence and throw her used diaper into the trash can. He can call “dad, dad, mom, mom.” Conner likes watching cartoons and listening to and dancing to children’s songs. He can choose his favorite picture book and ‘read.’ Conner also enjoys painting, playing with play dough, and stringing the toy blocks. He likes playing outdoors with other children too. There, he will help pick fruit, look for flowers, and dig in the dirt. He is said to be happy every day! We know Conner’s going to make a great son! Could your family be the one Conner will call his forever family?

There is a $1,500 agency grant for Conner’s adoption with his current adoption agency.

$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!

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Ronan

Girl, born 2011
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD

Ronan is a happy and handsome little guy, born in February of 2011 with down syndrome and a congenital heart defect. Ronan has had surgery for his ASD. He is living in a foster home connected to the orphanage and he goes to school in a special education classroom in the orphanage from Monday-Saturday. Ronan is an extroverted boy who is positive at school and very interested in new things. He can get along well with his classmates and his teacher and classmates like him. Ronan enjoys playing with toy blocks, drawing, and reading books at home. His favorite tv programs are Boonie Bears and Spiderman. He has good motor and mental development, and has great self help skills. Ronan can put on and take off his clothes, wash his face, brush his teeth, and eat independently. He can also help his foster dad and foster mom clean the table, put the chairs in place, fold clothes, etc. We hope Ronan’s forever family comes forward soon because he’s clearly a waiting treasure!

There is a $1,500 agency grant for Ronan’s adoption with his current adoption agency.

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  From May 15 through Dec 31, 2018, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

$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!

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Vera

Girl, born 2015
S.E. Asia
Down syndrome

This two year old is very affectionate and loves to be held and cuddled. Her caregivers describe her as a gentle and easy baby. She was born prematurely at 34 weeks and is diagnosed with Down syndrome. Developmentally she can crawl, pull to stand, sits unassisted, grasp objects, understand simple instructions, responds to her name, and uses simple gestures to communicate. She gets along well with her peers and enjoys when the older children hold her. It’s reported that she does need physical therapy to assist with her motor development. A loving prospective adoption family that is knowledgeable of her special needs and that can provide excellent access to therapies and special education would be best.

$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!

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Zoey

Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Zoey is an adorable little girl, born in January of 2014 with down syndrome. Zoey had a recent update that described her as very smart, active, smiley, and outgoing. Her gross motor skills (walking, running, and jumping) are all on target for her age and she is doing well with fine motor skills too. Zoey can say simple words and is attending pre-school. She has been living with her foster family since January of 2017 and she is making great progress there! Zoey enjoys listening to music and playing with her toys, but she loves going outside the most! She is helpful when it comes to helping her foster mother around the house with chores. She especially likes to help her foster mom sweep the floors. She loves her foster siblings and likes to dance to the music with them. We can’t wait to see who Zoey’s lucky forever family will be! What a treasure she is!

There is a $1,500 agency grant for Zoey’s adoption with her current adoption agency.

$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!

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Lincoln

Boy, born 2015
Down syndrome

South Asia – Pacific

Listed:  June 2018

I wish we could share his picture — Lincoln has big brown eyes and the most adorable little ears!

Adorable Lincoln was born with Down Syndrome and was also diagnosed as having global developmental delay and bilateral undescended testes. He started physical and occupational therapy in July of 2016 and is still receiving therapy at this time. Lincoln is capable of following simple instructions and can use his fingers when sorting small objects, such as beads and marbles. He likes music and dancing and can imitate action songs. He will, at times, try to speak by babbling and he communicates by pointing out to things or people. He says “ma” whenever he sees a caregiver.

*Photos are available for seriously interested families. Lincoln is from a small Asian country. Per his country’s regulations, pictures and videos can only be shared with seriously interested families directly and are not allowed to be shared publicly. Lincoln’s file is listed with multiple agencies with a sending program from this country and approval is dependent on the head of adoption in this particular country.

There is a $1,500 agency grant for Lincoln’s adoption with a specific agency.

$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!

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Tasha

Girl, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD

Listed: May 2018

Tasha is an active little girl, and enjoys music and playing with toys. A good mimic, she has rich facial expressions and likes to play in front of the mirror and watch herself. She is very affectionate and will often crawl to other people to play, and then kiss them on the forehead! She is attached to her teachers and knows how to play hand-clapping games or touch noses with them. Tasha is diagnosed with Down syndrome and a congenital heart defect (VSD, PFO). She had a few surgical procedures for her heart condition in April 2016. At 4 months old she would stare at people and was attentive to sound. She would laugh when given attention at 7 months. At just over two years old she was able to crawl on her hands and knees, stand and walk. She knew her name and would respond when called, and though she was not yet using words she was able to express her needs. She could copy her teacher to mimic touching her ears, nose, clapping hands, blowing kisses, and high fives! Tasha is waiting for a family to share her life with. She is in need of love and encourage to help her grow!

Tasha’s current agency has a $4000 grant, available to families who qualify, to assist with the cost of this adoption.

$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!

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York

Boy, born 2017
PRC
Down Syndrome, exotropia

Listed: May 2018

York is a joyful baby who loves to be tickled! He eats and sleeps well, and knows his name and turns when he is called. He is diagnosed with Down syndrome, as well as exotropia, and his development is delayed. At four months old, York could track moving objects and turn to familiar people. Within a couple months he grew much stronger, though he didn’t like to practice sitting up! He could be held up, and was able to kick his legs and pat with his hands. By nine months he could sit stably on his own, and since turning one year old he can now roll over and crawl. He is able to grasp nearby toys, and is especially interested when he sees a new toy! In November 2017, he joined a foster family in order to get more attentive care, but York truly needs a permanent family to ensure he gets the care he needs!

York’s current agency has a $4000 grant, available to families who qualify, to assist with the cost of this adoption.

$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!

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Kerri

Girl, born 2017

spina bifida,
arnold chiari syndrome
congenital malformation of optic disc
arthrogryposis

Listed: May 2018

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

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Dominique

Girl, born 2017

arthrogryposis
spina bifida
congenital hips dislocated

Listed: May 2018

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

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Tyree

Boy, born 2011
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: May 2018

Tyree is a sweet little boy, born in December of 2011 with down syndrome. Tyree goes to class in the rehabilitation and education classroom of the orphanage from 8:00 to 2:00 Monday through Saturday. He is said to be an active and positive boy with a pair of charming eyes. He can put on and take off his clothes, wash his face, and eat independently. Tyree likes to help his foster dad and mom clean the table, put the bowls and chairs in place, and put toys back in the toy box. He is positive at school and is interested in new things. He gets along well with the other classmates and they, along with his teacher, all like him. Tyree enjoys listening to music, dancing, and playing with toy blocks and balls. His favorite programs are Spiderman, Boonie Bears, and Pilgrimage to the West. Dancing is Tyree’s specialty though! Tyree’s caretakers note that he has good motor and mental development. We hope that Tyree’s forever family sees him soon!

VIDEO:   https://vimeo.com/maaspecialkids/maa-ty

There is a $1,500 agency grant for Tyree’s adoption with his current adoption agency.

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  From May 15 through Dec 31, 2018, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

$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!

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Parker John


Boy, born 2014
PRC
DS/CHD (post surgery)

Listed: May 2018

Wanted: family who loves to laugh, play together, and has room for one more! Parker is looking for you! This handsome guy is 4 years old, and waiting. Parker has Down syndrome with the typical delays. He is very outgoing, loves to play, loves musical toys, and is very sweet. He had surgery in 2014 for a heart issue (PDA) and recovered well. His file states he has an ectopic kidney on the right side. This means the kidney sits in an abnormal position. In most cases, this causes no issues at all, but there is a chance it can lead to later kidney stones or infection. He has had no issues with this to date. Parker needs a family who will love him, and be by his side as he grows and learns.

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

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Joely

Girl, born Sept 2013

oculo-auriculo-vertebral (OAV) syndrome (known as Goldenhar syndrome)

South Asia – Pacific

Listed: May 2018

Joely is full of energy and vibrancy. Joely was born with a cleft palate, a deformed/missing right ear, a small meningocele (soft fluid filled mass) at the back of her head, and Congenital Heart Disease – Atrial Septal Defect (ASD). In February of 2014, Joely was diagnosed by the genetics doctor with Oculo Auriculo Vertebral Spectrum. In 2017, she had an operation to repair her cleft palate; however, there are still two small holes in her palate which will need to be repaired again. Her surgeons have stated that her meningocele would need an operation in the future, but that it is not urgent. Her doctor recommends continual regular monitoring and checkups with a pediatric cardiologist, but does not see the need for surgery at this point. She shows no signs of heart problems at this time. Joely is fit and active and does not tire easily.

Because of Joely’s delays, she currently has weekly occupational and speech therapy as per recommendations. She really enjoys her sessions. Despite her wide range of medical concerns, Joely is really thriving. She started attending the local nursery school this year and is adapting well. Her teachers are very fond of her and she holds her own in a class of her peers. Although she is talking, her speech is delayed and she is often difficult to understand, especially for strangers. Her house parents understand her well. Joely is more than capable of making her needs and wants known using a combination of words with facial and hand gestures. She is independent and likes to do things by herself if she can, but will willingly accept help when needed. She follows her daily routine well. She has become more affectionate over the last 6 months and enjoys all the activities at the child caring agency, especially singing in the nightly devotions. Despite the holes in her palate, Joely is a good eater and enjoys all kinds of foods. She has friends within the center but can be a little rough with younger children. She does well with older children, as she models their behavior. She can be boisterous at times, but she has shown a much higher level of self-control since she started nursery school. Joely will continue to develop and catch up with the consistency and love of a forever family who have good medical resources and therapists at hand.

*Photos and video are available for seriously interested families. Joely is from a small Asian country. Per her country’s regulations, pictures and videos can only be shared with seriously interested families directly and are not allowed to be shared publicly. Joely’s file is listed with multiple agencies with a sending program from this country and approval is dependent on the head of adoption in this particular country.

There is a $500 agency grant for Joely’s adoption with a specific agency.

$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!

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Oaklee

Boy, born 2013
PRC
Bladder exstrophy and anal atresia

Listed: April 2018

Oaklee is the cutest little boy, born in October of 2013, who is also reported to be very happy and smart. Oaklee has no intellectual or physical disabilities. He likes cartoons, musical toys, singing, dancing, and being cuddled. He likes eating chicken and noodles, but doesn’t like sweets. Oaklee’s medical needs don’t slow him down. He runs, jumps, skips, and climbs stairs. He speaks in full sentences, can converse with adults, and likes to ask questions. Oaklee was born with exstrophy of his bladder and anal atresia. Oaklee had an operation in August of 2016 and because of complications, he had another procedure in September of 2016. The surgeries he had done were not done well and part or all of his colon was removed, which has caused him to have bowel incontinence. He has a ureterostomy on the right side. Oaklee suffers frequent and severe UTI’s and is still in need of additional surgeries ASAP.

Oaklee is very smart, a charmer, talkative, and very capable. He can dress himself, feed himself, and is also able to empty his urostomy bag and seal it up again all by himself. He can be shy with strangers, but once he warms up he loves to be the center of attention and can be quite the performer. Little Flower considers his medical needs urgent and hopes a family will come forward quickly and that his adoption can be expedited. We hope to find a family for Oaklee as soon as possible so he can get home and get the procedures he so desperately needs!

The agency has video available. There is a $1,500 agency grant for Oaklee’s adoption with his current adoption agency.

$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!

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Celia

Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: April 2018

This is Celia! She has just turned 4 years old. Celia came into care when she was about 3 months old. She was left with a birthday note, and some money to help with her care. Celia has Down syndrome, with no known heart issues. She had a small procedure to remove a branchial cleft cyst, which healed without issue, and has left a very small scar. Celia has the typical developmental delays expected with Down syndrome, but is progressing well. She is very social, active, and loves her nannies. Celia loves to play with toys, and is especially fond of music. She is waiting for a family!

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

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Knox

Boy, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: May 2018

Knox is an adorable little boy! He was placed in a foster family in June of 2016 and he seems to get along well with all members of the family, but is very attached to his foster mom. Knox feeds himself and sits independently. At the time Knox’s file was prepared, he could follow simple instructions and could sit, crawl, and stand independently. He claps his hands when he sees his friends coming and likes to wave goodbye too. He vocalizes and says a few simple words, such as mom and dad. Knox is described by his caretakers as active, chubby, and adaptable. He smiles when praised, likes to be held, enjoys listening to stories, and likes to ask for hugs from people who are familiar to him. We can’t wait to see this little guy continue to grow in a forever family of his own!

There is a $1,500 agency grant for Knox’s adoption with his current agency.

$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!

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Owen

Boy, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: April 2018

Owen is a smiley, energetic and intelligent 2 ½ old little boy.  Owen has a good appetite and loves bath time. He is very active, he loves to walk and run.  Owen enjoys playing with colorful toys such as dolls and toy cars, as well as with the other children and he loves being outside. He loves to clap, wave goodbye and give hugs. His emotional development is similar to children his age and he has bonded very well with his caretakers and teachers. We do have updated videos on Owen that show him walking and running without assistance as well as his sweet personality that can be seen in the comments of this post.

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

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Margaret


Girl, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome, nystagmus, congenital heart defects (PFO and ASD)

Listed: April 2018

Margaret is a sweet baby girl, born July of 2016, with a gentle disposition and a ready smile. She is closest to the caretaker in her room and her caretaker would add that she is active and lovely. Margaret likes listening to music and playing with toys, especially musical toys and toys that are brightly colored. Margaret can roll over, sit independently, and army crawl. Her fine motor skills are good. Margaret has typical delays in language and cognition for a child with down syndrome. She can make sounds and she is a good sleeper. Margaret’s official diagnosis is just down syndrome, but within her file it notes that Margaret has and . We hope Margaret will find a family while she is still so young!

There is a $1,500 agency grant for Margaret’s adoption with her current agency.

$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!

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Elinor

Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome, esotropia

Listed: April 2018

Elinor is as cute as a button!! Elinor’s caretakers say she is cheerful, active, curious, friendly, and that she has a warm personality. She is well-liked by all of her caretakers and the other children. Elinor is working hard to learn how to do things on her own, such as taking off her shoes and putting on her own clothes. She will even put her shoes in the shoe cabinet after taking them off. Elinor is so proud of herself when she does something on her own! She loves to be praised and finds the joy in the little things, such as touching the colorful pictures of flowers and small animals that are on the walls. Elinor loves to scribble, stack blocks, and imitate others. She has a strong imitating ability. Elinor can go up and down stairs on her own. She is also quite helpful! She will help her caretakers by folding towels and by taking the babies’ bottles to the sink, one by one. She will also take a tissue and wipe the mouths of the little ones, all on her own initiative. Elinor is a beautiful little girl with a terrific personality! She is getting good care while she waits. We can’t wait to see who her lucky family will be!

There is a $1,500 agency grant for Elinor’s adoption with her current adoption agency.

$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!

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Marshall

Boy, born 2012
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: April 2018

Marshall is an absolutely adorable little boy! He has the most beautiful smile and he loves to be cuddled. Marshall will shyly look at strangers when he is being held. He can hold a pencil and write lines on paper. He will point out pictures in books and turn the pages too. Marshall likes to imitate others and play with toys. He can use a spoon to eat, but sometimes needs help. He is not a picky eater and his favorite foods are meats, fish, and eggs. Marshall can understand some simple sentences and he can imitate some single syllable sounds. He can walk independently, go up and down stairs, play on a scooter, and throw a ball. Marshall’s favorite toys are balls, blocks, and toy trains. An adoptive parent who met Marshall said, “We met Marshall on one of our trips to his orphanage. He is a sweet, content little love. He was friends with my daughter and just seemed like such a happy little fella. He loves to play and dance. Love him so and praying someone will go get him!!”

Marshall has a family out there who just needs to see him! Could today be that day?

VIDEO of Marshall:  https://vimeo.com/143268985

There is a $1,500 agency grant for Marshall’s adoption with his current adoption agency.

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  From May 15 through Dec 31, 2018, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

$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!

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Shelby Mae

Girl, born 2012
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: April 2018

Shelby loves to dance!

Outgoing Shelby is always ready for fun! She’s always ready to join in games or music classes. Shelby was born with Down syndrome so she’s a little behind her peers in development. Shelby can run, climb stairs, and copy simple drawings. Her biggest areas of delay is in language development, but is speaking a few words and is pretty chatty. Otherwise, she has been physically healthy and rarely gets sick. Shelby is pretty self-sufficient and can dress herself- buttons and all! Shelby is curious and observant. She loves to imitate others, especially following adults in the latest dance moves.

Are you ready to practice your dance moves with Shelby?

Families qualify for a $7,500 subsidy with her current adoption agency.

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  From May 15 through Dec 31, 2018, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

$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!

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Chandler

Boy, born 2012

Chronic viral hepatitis B
May also have Cerebral Palsy

Listed: March 2018

 

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

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Alba

Girl, born 2012

Other specified mental disorders due to brain damage and dysfunction and to physical disease

Listed: March 2018

 

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

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Dustin

Boy, born 2012

HIV
cerebral palsy
cytomegaloviral disease
moderate intellectual disabilities

Listed: March 2018

What a great smile!

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

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Xena


Girl, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: March 2018

Xena will be two-years-old this spring. She is known as a girl with a sweet personality, rarely crying. She likes to play in her bed with toys that make noise, listen to music and being near caregivers while holding their hands. Xena can bang two blocks together, understand when others speak to her and will follow simple directions. A recent report from 3/2018 indicates she can sit without support, stay in a crawl position, creep on her tummy, reach for toys and visually follow her caregivers when they move around the room. Xena has Down Syndrome and other medical concerns.

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

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Lochland

Boy: 2008

Diagnosis: low intelligence, dyslexia

Listed: Feb 2018

Lochlan was moved to a residential setting for boys with learning, and emotional problems in 2017. He is doing very well in both the school and group home setting now.  He is described as lively, active, popular with his peers, and helpful to the teacher. He enjoys playing football, playing with Legos, and watching TV. While at school, he participates in cycling and boy scouts. He completes his homework independently and participates in all the activities at the group home. His teachers state that he has demonstrated stable emotions since being at their school and that he earned a B in conduct the first semester of the 2017-2018 school year. He receives extra time on tests at school as an accommodation for his dyslexia. He follows the routines at the group home well. He has well developed self-help skills, goes to school on time, and has made many friends since moving to the group home.

He lived with his birth family until 2016. He has a lot of negative feelings about them and refuses to talk about them. He meets with a psychologist once a month to talk about his birth family, his past behaviors, and to prepare him for adoption. Lochlan has expressed a desire to be adopted and has stated that he won’t be at the group home long because a family will come for him.

$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!

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Shepherd

Boy: 2011
Diagnosis: developmental delays, ADHD

Listed: Feb 2018

Shepherd receives PT, OT, and ST. He is making rapid progress with therapy. He is under the care of a psychiatrist for his behavior and has medication that he takes twice a day for the ADHD. His teacher reports that his behavior is his biggest issue at school. He is described as cheerful, energetic, playful, and active. Social skills are his greatest area of weakness. He wants to be in charge of the other children. He is very competitive. He likes to test boundaries. However, he is very motivated to learn and is doing well in school. He does better with adults who are very firm and enforce the rules. During free time, Shepherd enjoys riding his bicycle, playing with toy cars, and building with Legos. Shepherd wishes to be adopted. His only concern is that learning a new language will be hard. His social worker believes that Shepherd needs a family that will demonstrate love, patience, acceptance, and an understanding of how to handle his behaviors.

A full medical report is available through the agency.

$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!

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Karmen

Girl: 2010
Diagnosis: Mild intellectual disability w/Autism Spectrum Disorder

Karmen’s birth parents are both reported to have an intellectual disability. Karmen was diagnosed with ASD due to a weakness in social and communication skills. She has lived with the same foster family her entire life.

Karmen speaks in 3 word sentences. She has difficulty answering reasoning questions such as “why?” and “how?” Her strengths are her rote memory and and literacy skills. Her foster mother describes her as affectionate, sensitive, and timid. She loves to give hugs. Her favorite free time activities include drawing, playing with stuffed animals, listening to music, and watching children’s videos on the iPad. She enjoys going to school. Her teacher describes her as polite, responsible, and gaining independence. The teacher reports that Karmen does better with verbal answers when assessing knowledge vs written ones.  Karmen is toilet trained, dresses and undresses herself, brushes her teeth, and feeds herself with a spoon. She is not a picky eater. She wears goggles in the shower to prevent water from getting in her face. She sleeps well.

A full medical report is available through the agency.

$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!

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Tabitha June

Girl, born 2010
PRC
Down syndrome and congenital heart defects- ASD and PDA, which she has since received surgery to correct

Listed: Feb 2018

Tabitha is a cute and quiet little girl!  Tabitha can speak short sentences and interacts well with her caretaker and her teacher. She gets along well with the other children and likes to help put the chairs in their place, collect notebooks, etc. She is independent in her care – able to eat, wash her hands, put on and take off her own clothes and shoes, etc. She is in the pre-school class at the Sunshine school at her orphanage. Tabitha recognizes the numbers 1-10 and can count to 5. She is not a picky eater and is a good sleeper. Tabitha likes playing with balls, scooters, toy cars, singing children’s songs, and reading books.

Tabitha is a high functioning young girl. She has no temper and is quiet and easygoing. She gets along well with other kids and can follow most commands. She is potty trained. She can feed herself, however, she needs some help to put on clothes. She can say words like, “ayi”, “jiejie”. She can learn and likes drawing. She can sing songs. Overall, she is an easygoing, high functioning child with Down Syndrome.

VIDEOS:
https://vimeo.com/maaspecialkids/maa-tabitha

https://vimeo.com/maaspecialkids/maa-tabitha2

https://vimeo.com/maaspecialkids/maa-tabitha3

There is a $1,500 agency grant for Tabitha’s adoption.

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  From May 15 through Dec 31, 2018, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

$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!

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Cory

Boy, born 2012
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD

Cory has been busy learning so many new things!

Listed: January 2018

Sweet Cory is a gentle and friendly boy. He loves to play. Some of his favorite things are books, blocks, and balls. Cory was born with Down syndrome and has a repaired heart defect. In the last year Cory has had the great benefit of living with a foster family and attending a special preschool. This has given him the opportunity to learn so much more than he might have in an institutional setting. Recently he even had the chance to do a little cooking – complete with Chef’s hat! Cory has made so much progress in his development this year, we can only image the things he will do in a family of his own!

Will you be the one to share new experiences with Cory?

Families qualify for a $7,500 subsidy with Cory’s current agency.

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

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Connor

Boy, born 2013
quadriplegic cerebral palsy

Listed: January 2018

Connor is a very sweet, lovable boy! He has some spasticity and some hypotonicity. Due to dysphagia and reflux he underwent surgery for gastrostomy button placement and fundoplication. Connor loves to be held and carried and to gaze into a caregiver’s eyes. He is capable of strong bond with trusted caregiver and is calm and quiet in demeanor. He shows signs of strong preference to being with adults he has a good relationship with versus new people or visitors. He attends an onsite special education preschool five mornings per week and enjoys music and colorful toys. He can sort objects by color. He will reach out to make a selection between 2 objects. He can use an adaptive switch to operate a toy. He understands what is said to him. He responds yes and no by nods of his head. He laughs at jokes.

Connor is eligible for a $5000 grant from a specific adoption agency.

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

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Kamden

Boy, born 2014

sequelae of inflammatory diseases of central nervous system
severe mental retardation
undescended testicle
congenital dislocation of hip
strabismus
atrial septal defect

Listed: January 2018

$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!

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Mychal

Boy, born 2013

HIV
Protein-energy malnutrition
other specified disorders of brain

Listed: January 2018

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

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Paxon and Darnell

Boy, born 2012
Other disorders of the nervous system
Expressive language disorder
other disorder of psychological development
nonorganic enuresis
other congenital valgus deformity of feet
cardiomyopathy

 

Boy, born 2015
other specified disorder of central nervous system
other congenital valgus deformity of feet
ventral hernia
cardiomyopathy

The also have a brother born 2010

Listed: January 2018

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

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Amira

Girl, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD

Listed: January 2018

Amira has Down syndrome and congenital heart disease (endocardial cushion defect). She is scheduled to have surgery to repair her heart condition soon. Amira can walk unsupported, go up and down the stairs, and eat with a spoon by herself. She can point to her body parts if asked. Amira likes to play with the other children and is fond of spicy food.

There is a $3000 Special Blessings Grant available toward the fees for Amira’s adoption through her current agency!

$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!

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Flora

Girl, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome, CP, Post-op CHD

Listed: January 2018

Flora has Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, post-op congenital heart disease (VSD, PDA and PFO), and developmental delays. Flora can sit with support and grasp nearby toys. She can hold her head up when she is lying on her stomach. Her favorite toys are blocks.

$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!

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Hector

Boy, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: January 2018

Hector has Down syndrome. He can walk, jump and go up and down the stairs. He can say “baba” and “mama”, and he likes to imitate. He can put on his shoes and socks and wash his hands without help. Hector likes playing with the other children and especially enjoys playing outside.

$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!

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Lexie

Girl, born 2013
PRC
Blind

Listed: January 2018

January 2018 Written Update:   Lexie will be 5 years old in February. She has been attending preschool for 1 ½ years. She comes to school Monday-Friday from 8-4:30 pm.  For a little while she was in foster care organized by another nonprofit that works in her orphanage but for the last year she has been living in the orphanage. There are currently 9 children attending this school. Most of the other children came when they were older and have additional special needs. None of the other children are verbal and we believe this has affected her development as well. She doesn’t have any peers she can interact with. Even though the other children are older than her they are developmentally behind. She can speak in short sentences. She can make some requests and sometimes answer simple questions. In the last few weeks we have seen a change in her behaviors. She used to be a very happy little girl who played easily on her own or with teachers. She used to be able to follow commands and two step directions. She could sing along to songs. Now she seeks people out and wants to be with someone all the time. If they don’t respond right away she will start hitting herself indicating she needs someone to be with her and help her regulate. She is generally happier when she has a person with her. The teachers have had to assign her a teacher as her hands were becoming bruised and swollen. The teacher is worried about how the orphanage is affecting her and she has brought her out of the orphanage on weekends and she has never hit herself when they are together outside of the orphanage. They have a really sweet relationship and she is comforted by her when she is upset.

There is a $1,000 agency grant for Lexie’s adoption with her current agency. Other grants may be available based on the adoptive family’s circumstances. Agency grants are awarded as agency fee reductions.

The agency has videos available, too.

$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!

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Katelyn

Girl, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD (ASD)

Listed:  Jan 2018

Meet Katelyn! She was born with Down syndrome, and a heart condition (ASD) for which she has not received surgery. The test results are in her file. Katelyn is very attentive, and loves to play in the water (swimming lessons!). Katelyn is a charming little one and really loves her caretakers. Her orphanage staff are all hopeful she can soon find a family. Katelyn is such a sweetie!

There is an agency grant of $6,000 toward the agency fees for a qualified family adopting Katelyn.

$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!

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Annie Mae

Girl, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome / CHD (post surgery)

Listed:  Jan 2018

Meet Annie! This sweet little one has Down syndrome, and has received surgery for her heart issues (ASD/VSD). Shortly after her surgery, Annie developed pneumonia, and was in the hospital for a bit. Between her surgery and pneumonia, her overall development is a bit more delayed than we expect to see with Down syndrome. However, her nannies are working with her, and she is making progress! Annie is lovable, and enjoys being help by her nanny. She has a cute giggle, which they often hear when she sees her nanny! Annie is waiting for a family.

There is an agency grant of $6,000 toward her agency fees for a qualified 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!

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Lydia

Girl, born 2012
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed:  Jan 2018

Meet Lydia! This sweet little one has been in care since she was a baby. She will turn 6 years old in March. Lydia has Down syndrome, with no known heart issues. While Lydia has had the expected delays, her motor skills are very good. It seems she can really pitch a ball well! Her speech, although initially delayed, is coming along nicely. Lydia loves to play with her friends, and really looks forward to giving the nannies a hug! She is well loved by the staff. Lydia needs a family, and the opportunity for a good education so she can reach her full potential.

There is an agency grant of $6,000 toward agency fees for a qualified family. Lydia is waiting for you!

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  From May 15 through Dec 31, 2018, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

$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!

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Lissa

Girl, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome, nystagmus, development delays

Listed:  Jan 2018

Lissa is a precious little one still waiting for her family to find her! Adored by her caretakers, she is described as a curious and happy little girl, who loves to eat! When she first arrived at her orphanage, she was small and weak. Intrigued by her surroundings she would observe the nannies and other children playing, smiling when teased or tickled. Over time, she has learned to trust the nannies and has become more and more adventurous, seeking out attention and interaction with her nannies and playing with the other children. She still loves to be tickled, held, and kissed, loves colorful toys that make sounds and likes to listen and dance to music.

Lissa will make eye contact and is said to be very cheerful! She is attentive when learning something new and will actively try to learn new things. Diagnosed with Down Syndrome and nystagmus of both eyes, compared to her peers her growth and development have been delayed; however, with rehabilitation training she is able to crawl, sit independently, grasp objects, and is making good progress as she continues to grow and develop. The origin of Lissa’s name, given to her by her caretakers, means ‘hope she will obtain love and be cherished.’ This little one, so clearly adored, is waiting for a family to find her who will love and cherish her delightful and adventurous little spirit! Her file is extremely detailed with a lot of wonderful developmental information and benchmarks, and we are also able to connect interested families with individuals who have visited her orphanage and were able to meet her during their visit in November 2016!

$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!

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Hollie

Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD

Listed: December 2017

Meet Hollie! Hollie will be 4 years old in January. She came to the orphanage when she was just a few months old. She has Down syndrome, and according to her medical she has dextrocardia (a rare heart condition in which your heart points to the right side of your chest, instead of the left side). However, there are no medical reports, test results, etc., in her file to support this. We will ask for more information. Hollie has the motor delays typical in kids with Down syndrome. She also has strabismus (crossed eyes) so often seen with Down syndrome. Hollie loves to play, loves to listen to music, and is a generally happy little one. Hollie needs a family, and the therapies that will help her reach her full potential.

There is an agency grant of $6,000 toward her agency fees for a qualified family. Hollie is waiting for you!

$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!

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Tabitha

Girl, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: December 2017

Tabitha loves to dance along to music! She can walk, run, feed herself, use words for her needs, and take her shoes on and off. Tabitha has been diagnosed with Down Syndrome. Her file notes that she is receiving balance training and massage therapy at the orphanage. Her caretakers are very fond of her and hope that she will be in a forever family soon. They describe her as cheerful, playful, and adorable! The agency has additional photos and videos available.

Tabitha’s current agency has an extremely generous grant of $10,000, to offset the expenses for Tabitha’s adoption!

$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!

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Jojo

Boy, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: December 2017

Jojo is a cute little guy!  He can sit, but is quite delayed developmentally. He likes to suck his fingers and play with toy rattles and stuffed animals. He drinks water from a bottle. Jojo will look at someone speaking to him and will grasp their hand and play. He laughs happily when you hold his hands and play with him. Jojo sometimes babbles. He sits well when being fed and cooperates when having his diaper changed. He really needs a family that can meet him where he’s at and help him grow and develop with the love, good nutrition, therapies, and resources a forever family can provide.

$5000 is available as a grant from Jojo’s current adoption agency.

$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!

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Terrence

Boy, born 2012
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD

Listed: December 2017

Sweet little Terrence was born with down syndrome and has mild tricuspid regurgitation, but an otherwise normal heart. Terrence is an active boy who is curious about new things, observing them carefully and trying to touch anything he can to see what he can learn about it. He can walk independently and will say hello to familiar people. Terrence can also say aunt and elder sister, but not clearly. When he’s super excited, he’ll scream. He loves being teased by his caretakers and waves to say goodbye to people. When he’s playing happily, he’ll show everyone his big smile. Terrence is able to drink water from a bottle and feed himself biscuits. He understands simple instructions from caregivers, such as throw the trash away or sit well and eat your food. If he sees any child not behaving well, he will be sure to get the nanny’s attention! Terrence enjoys playing with toys such as rattles and blocks.

Terrence has a $5000 grant available with his current adoption agency!

$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!

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Jenna

Girl, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: December 2017

It is impossible not to smile when looking at pictures of Jenna! She has got character too! In a very recent update, Jenna’s caretakers described her as happy, outgoing, and active. Jenna was brought into care when she was almost 4 months old. The staff gave Jenna a name representing their good wishes that she would be beautiful, optimistic, happy, and healthy. Jenna was assessed and no medical conditions were found. Jenna does have down syndrome. It is shared that Jenna is a healthy child, who rarely gets sick. At 12 months of age, she was raising her head, turning over, grasping at toys, and sitting upright with support. She enjoys watching television, and is a gregarious child. Jenna’s updated pictures and videos show that she is a very flexible little lady. Jenna would absolutely thrive with the individualized care and attention of a 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!

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Stella Mae

Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome; CHD (ASD)

Listed: November 2017

Stella Mae is an absolutely darling girl who just recently turned 3 years old. She has the cutest little personality that you can see in her must-watch videos. Stella lives with a foster family and likes to follow her foster grandmother around wherever she goes! Stella is an active and extroverted little girl, who loves to listen to music, play with colorful toys, and play interactive games. She is also a good eater, and sleeps well through the night. Stella is a sweet and smiley girl who was born with down syndrome and a congenital heart defect- ASD, for which she has already had surgery to correct. She is ready to come home and be the light of her family’s life!

The agency has several videos available! There’s a $7500 grant available for Stella’s adoption through her current agency — her current agency has her listed as “Bella”.

$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!

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Wilder

Wilder was born in February 2013 and has been diagnosed with spina bifida (surgically addressed) and hydrocephalus (shunt placed). Wilder sits independently, but appears to be wheelchair bound and requires an additional procedure (achillotomy) on his legs. He is developmentally delayed.

Listed: November 2017

 

Country requires one trip of 15 to 21 days.

Both married parents must travel.

Single unmarried heterosexual women welcomed.

$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!

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Wyatt

Boy, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: November 2017

UPDATE April 14 2017: According to Wyatt’s foster mom he is a sweet boy who loves helping with chores. He is curious about everything and loves to explore! His favorite things are hugs, playing with other kids, music and dancing!

Wyatt was the orphanage favorite and now he is charming his foster family!

It is no surprise that all the Nannies love Wyatt! He is social and engaging. He can’t wait to great his favorite nannies when he sees them! Wyatt is content when playing by himself, but he lights up when he has a pal to play with and he regularly seeks out other children or the Nannies to engage in a game. Wyatt was born with Down Syndrome. A few weeks ago Wyatt moved into a foster home and has settled in quickly! He loves his foster father and follows him around imitating him. Wyatt is walking, jumping and climbing stairs independently. His fine motor skills are excellent too. Wyatt is not a big talker but has a small list of words he uses clearly. He has a great memory and is learning so much!

Wyatt is an affectionate little boy. Are you ready to fill his world with love and hugs?

Families qualify for a $7,500 grant through his current agency.

$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!

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Luna

Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: November 2017

File update available from Jan 2018!  She is well-behaved for her foster family, and considered “high-functioning.”

Luna is a precious girl, born with down syndrome and a congenital heart defect-ASD. Her file is rather outdated, but some more recent pictures and videos were available! Her file notes that she went into a foster family on Oct. 31, 2014. She is said to have a good appetite and is close to her foster grandma. At the time her file was prepared, she was rolling over, sitting independently, and learning how to crawl.

Luna was even speaking simple words and knew her name at the time her file was prepared. She smiles at acquaintances, but is afraid of strangers. Luna loves to drink milk and is an active little girl who likes crowded places, listening to music, toys that make sound, and outdoor activities.

There is a $5,000 agency grant for Luna’s adoption.

$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!

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Anderson

Boy, born 2012
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: October 2017

Anderson came into care when he was almost two years old and currently lives with a foster family. He is a healthy little guy with Down Syndrome. Anderson is curious about everything! He loves to imitate and play outside. He can run and jump and go up and down the stairs on his own. He has a best friend who he attends school with. This sweet little boy likes to share with others.

$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!

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Coco

Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: October 2017

Coco came into care when she was about six months old. She has Down Syndrome, but is otherwise a healthy little girl. Coco is described as an active child who likes to play outside and can climb up on a chair to look out the window. She can follow instructions, point to her body parts and imitate words. She likes playing games and smiles often.

$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!

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Marianna and Zoryan

Girl, born 2011
Spastic tetraparesis of residual-organic genesis with ambulation disorder and limbs dysfunction
Severe mental retardation
Cognitive deficiency

Boy, born 2008
mental delays

Listed: October 2017

 

$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!

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Tim

Boy, born 2011
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: October 2017

Tim was abandoned in early 2016. He is very high functioning. He moved to a foster home in late 2017. He goes to a private school for special needs children.

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  From May 15 through Dec 31, 2018, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

$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!

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Shane Yu

Boy, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: October 2017

Shane Yu is only 17 months old and is the sweetest little guy! We met him when he was only 5 months old, and he was already a champion cuddler! But, my goodness, has he ever grown up since then.

Shane is described as a shy, quiet baby who prefers to be held by his foster mom. He lives in a foster home with 5 foster siblings.

He sits independently and crawls. He likes to play with toys and can feed himself finger foods. He makes happy noises and vocalizes, but isn’t saying words yet.

Shane has a $4,000 grant through his current agency.

$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!

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Colt

Boy, born 2016
PRC
Down Syndrome, post-op ASD

Listed: October 2017

Sixteen month old Colt is a curious toddler who loves music! Whenever he hears it, he follows the music to shake and dance. Life of the party! His developmental report was completed in June when he was 13 months old. At that time, Colt could raise his head when lying on his stomach, turn over by himself, and grasp his feet to play. He loved to tease people. He will stick is tongue out, make faces and laugh. When he’s excited he says things like, “Ah ba da!” He babbles in response to people. When he goes outside, he is very curious about his surroundings. He engages people with eye contact, and he can nod his head for “yes.” He is strong-willed, and if he doesn’t like what you’re doing, he lets you know! Colt is closest to his caretaker. He enjoys colorful toys that make sounds. Colt was diagnosed with Down Syndrome, and he has had surgery to correct an atrial septal defect.

$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!

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Silva

Girl, born May 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: September 2017

Silva likes to look at books and is described as energetic and outgoing.

Silva’s file indicates that she has Down syndrome. She walks independently and goes up and down steps on her own. She likes to listen to music and play with toys. Her favorite toys are dolls.

Silva has a good appetite and gets upset when she sees food that isn’t meant for her (don’t we all know that feeling!). She follows simple instructions, responds to her name, and has fun using crayons to scribble on paper.

This sweet little girl has a $4,000 grant through her current agency.

$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!