Kelly needs a family before she ages out in August 2014.
She is said to be very hard working in her studies and is a talented piano player. Kelly makes friends easily and likes to be helpful to her friends. She is outgoing and has a wonderful smile. Her file states that she befriended an elderly gentleman at the institute who was blind. She was his “eyes”. Kelly cannot bear weight on her right foot and uses a wheelchair. She is able to go to the restroom on her own. Kelly attends the 7th grade. When asked if she would like to be adopted, she said yes and would like to come to the United States.
Additional information and photos are available from the agency who currently holds her file.
Olivia can walk alone, and can go upstairs and downstairs without help with hands holding onto support, but fairly slowly. She can do morning excises with children together in the line. When there is her familiar song I Love You, she can imitate clapping hands and wiggling her body simple with music, and can dance with children together.
Now she can’t use words to express her needs, but she can understand what the aunt and the teacher say to her; such as when it’ s time to eat. the aunt will tell the children, “ let’s have a meal.” Then she would move her chair to the table for the meal. When she is told to go potty, she can go to the bedpan and take off her trousers and sit on it. Now she can make some simple words, such as yi and ya. She is careful to study, and is confident; in the activity of stringing beads, coloring, playing the cap of a bottle she is very interested in them and focuses on them. She can imitate pointing to facial features. She is kind and helps other children; when she falls down in walking, teachers and children would help her and encourage her. Now she knows to care about children. She is restless and brave.
Mollie can sit, stand and walk, jump, run and go up and down stairs independently. She can make movements with teacher’s guidance. Regarding language development, she can communicate with nannies and teachers. She get’s along well with other children and likes to help others. She is able to play with toys, clap hands and dance with music, and participate in outdoor activities.
Bryan’s physical development is delayed. He can climb up and down stairs alone, he can walk alone and jog, but movement patterns are abnormal. Mental development is delayed. He can recognize simple fruits and animals. He prefer to express himself with body language. He can do simple things such as moving a chair, folding clothes, wiping mouth and so on with his right hand. He can play simple games such as building blocks, hide and seek with other children. His language development is delayed, he can make sounds like “ah, Woo”, he can make mouth shape for “Mama”. He can use a spoon to feed himself. He can use toilet by himself, but needs help cleaning after himself. He can put on and take off pants, shoes by himself, he need some help to put on jacket. There are 3 wonderful videos of Bryan.
Tiny baby Charley! He will be turning ONE year old in May. The orphanage describes him as a “plump little baby” who eats and sleeps well. From his last report in January 2014, they said he could turn over in his bed, kick his quilt off, and follow a toy with his eyes and then his head will also turn to watch it. If you call his name, he will look for you, and he loves to lay or play in his bed. They say he is a quiet child who, when hungry, will not cry, but will suck on his hands instead.
Noah is said to be a lovely boy who loves to cuddle and is doing well in rehabilitation training. Noah likes to look at himself and when the report was prepared in January 2013, he was already starting to crawl. Noah enjoys music and watching himself in the mirror.
On Thursday afternoon, the second to last visit before flying home, they were leaving the orphanage and he was sitting in the lobby with his baba, it was with heavy hearts and high hopes that they walked passed him with a promise to find him a family. What happened next though, it made Colleen’s entire trip make sense. “We didn’t want to bring all our toys home with us, we planned to just leave them in the playroom but when we saw a large group of children with their babas outside, I knew I had to walk over. I walked up, and motioned to the toys and tried to hand them the bags. They wouldn’t take them, they insisted that I pass them out and give them to children myself, I was on cloud nine and feeling so blessed for this moment in time. A short time later the rest of our travelling party came over and enjoyed the presence of these amazing little blessings, very shortly after though, out strolls Gage…. We really hadn’t had much interaction with him other than admiring him in passing until that moment, I grabbed a ball and went over to him…. I bent down and gave him his ball, he reached for me, grabbed on tight to my fingers, locked eyes, and smiled the most gorgeous little smile at me. His baba loved him so much, I couldn’t understand the majority of what she had to say but she has A LOT to say about her sweet little “grandbaby.” Then she spoke words I knew well, “Nay Mama, Nay Mama” with tears streaming down her faced. I promised we would find a family for him, I stayed kneeling down with his tiny little fingers clutching mine for over 45 minutes, tears silently streaming down my face. I literally had to pry his fingers from mine, hugged his baba with an understanding and promise that didn’t need words, we would be back for him, we cried together and said goodbye. I skyped Dan from the hotel that night and all I said was “I met our son today” and he said “Then we better get started”, no questions asked.
3/6/14—DOSSIER EN ROUTE
Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at iwillcometoyou-john14-18.blogspot.com
Congenital dislocation of the right hip, left club foot non-heritable, paraplegia with severe movement disorders
Debbie has been transferred! She needs a family NOW.
Miss Mirabel is also a real cutie! What a great smile she has Mirabel is 4 now and facing imminent transfer. We’ve had many successful adoptions from this orphanage and region! Please help us share Mirabel’s need for a forever family! Mirabel will remain bedridden for the rest of us her life if she is not adopted.
From her medical records: congenital malformation of the central nervous system, cerebral hernia, hydrocephaly subcompensated, flail legs
From one of our families who visited with her in August 2013: ” We saw Mirabel this morning. She is in the laying down room. The nannies were carrying them outside. She can’t hold her head up, support herself, sit, or stand. It looks like she has no control over her legs at all…flopped to the side when the nannies carried her. She does, however, have good use of her arms. She kept reaching up to try to touch me. I gave her a set of the rings to play with. She was SO happy to have something to play with. She kept smiling at me. I really think that there is a smart, aware little girl in that broken body.”
More photos available. Married couples only. Large families and older parents welcome. Travel required.
Ernie can sit independently. He smiles, plays with toys – and has the most adorable wispy hair!