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Leeza

Girl, born 2002

She has cleft palate (surgery required) and mild scoliosis

Leeza is shy at first, but opens up with encouragement. She is funny, and silly at times, but also serious and sad. She loves bananas and ice cream, but dislikes Mexican food. She loves dogs and works with them in Poland at a shelter. She is close to turning 15, and this may be her “last chance” at a family. Leeza was born with a cleft palate and has undergone four corrective surgeries already. She is in need of at least two further surgeries. She also has what she calls a “hunchback”, but what may be Scoliosis. Her back issue needs further investigation and treatment as needed.

*** I am eligible for an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds.   For more information, visit: Other Angels Older Child Grant ***

Emmaline

Girl, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome, congenital heart disease (ventricular septal defect) and malnutrition

Emmaline came into care when she was about two months old and has been living in the orphanage since that time. She was recently moved to a special unit in the orphanage where she can receive better care. Emmaline can sit on her own and crawl on her belly (see her video!). Occasionally she will also crawl on her hands and knees. She has good fine motor skills and can feed herself with a spoon and turn the pages of a book. She understands instructions like “give me the toy”, “hug me”, “wave goodbye”, and “clap hands”. She doesn’t say words yet, but is making sounds. Emmaline is a sweet little girl who raises her arms to be picked up when she sees her caregiver coming. She gets along well with her peers. If her toys are taken away she will cry until her caregivers come to hold her.

$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!

Roman

41122171341 RomanBoy, born 2013
Hydrocephalus, had surgery at 3 months to install shunt.

Listed November 22, 2014

Roman was born prematurely. He is a twin — the healthy twin went home with the parents.

Roman makes very good eye contact, is trying to talk, likes to play with toys.

$1,940.45 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Lynda

30815195533Guardian AngelGirl, born Dec 2008
Hydrocephalus, Severe mental delays

Listed: August 2013

She is a very sweet and kind girl and extremely needs a family.  She will be 5 this December, so any new family may commit to her and start preparing a dossier.

She has siblings, but none are available for adoption; 2 older sisters live with birth mother and 1 younger sister has been adopted.

From a family who met her in summer 2013:
She was in my kids’ groupa.  She is the sweetest little thing and needs out of there ASAP!!!  She has the most noble quiet nature about her.  She is mentally delayed but has so much potential.  She was one of the least favored children in the orphanage and she is desperate for love.  On one occasion she wandered over to the play shelter where we were playing and was trying to eat our daughter’s cookie.  We didn’t have any extra (we brought treats for the groupa every three days or so) so my husband just picked her up to distract her and as soon as he did, she threw her arms around his neck and rested her head on his shoulder just soaking in the attention.  I can’t bear the thought of her being transferred!  She already has it bad enough.

$6,434.75 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!

Vikki

Girl, born 2017
Down syndrome

Vikki has beautiful, big brown eyes! She is a calm baby and will only fuss when she is hungry, sleepy or needs her diaper changed. She eats every four hours and will lift her head while her foster mother feeds and talks to her. She is beginning to smile, make babbling sounds, play with her hands, sucks on her fingers, and turn her head towards sounds. Vikki was born at 40 weeks gestation and has Down Syndrome.

 

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Alfred

Boy, born 2016

Down Syndrome; has seizures occasionally

 

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

Valentine

Boy, born 2007

Listed: Feb 2014

From the family hosting Valentine in summer 2017:
Valentine is polite and affectionate, in an appropriate way. He is easy-going and gets along with everyone. He is gentle with our younger children (ages 5 years and almost a year old). He is athletic and likes to be active; he particularly enjoys soccer and jumping on our trampoline. He is observant and is a quick learner. He also has a silly streak and likes to make us laugh.

 

*** I am eligible for an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds.
For more information, visit: Other Angels Older Child Grant ***

Fynn

fynnfynn-2017Boy, born 2015

Down syndrome

New pic January 2017! 

Listed: Nov 2, 2016

 

 

$1818.16 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption.

Shay #

Boy: 2016

Down Syndrome

Special needs:  Low birth weight. Down syndrome. Congenital cardiac malformation – many VSD – state after surgery treatment.

His muscle tone – hypotonic. Good head control. He turns from back to stomach, takes asymmetric elbow support. He has legs’ support corresponding to the calendar age. Catches with palms with left and right hands, puts hands together to the middle line but does not transfer a toy. The child listens to speech stimulation, decreasing his motor activity and looking in to the adult’s face. Actively traces bright objects into the four directions on 180 degrees. Emotionally responsive in the contact with the adult.

 

Deacon

Boy, born 2017

Down syndrome
congenital heart defect – atrial septal defect

Listed: March 30, 2017

A bitty baby!

$687.90 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Marian #

Girl: 2010

Diagnosis: Disorder in psychological development, unspecified. Hypermetropia. Moderate mental retardation. Allergic dermatitis.

This sweet   girl resides in the foster family for last 2 years.   In the beginning of her placement into the foster family, she kept herself aside from the children, while now she definitely is looking for children and learning how to play with them.

 

She likes toys that move especially cars, but she also pays attention to musical and luminous toys. She also likes to swing, and she can sit on the cradle alone and keep herself. She likes to swing so much that she even laughs aloud while swinging. She moves freely into the space: walks, runs, goes down and upstairs – some of which are rather steep, she loves to slide, sits and stands up alone, crawls on both the ground and passes through a small tunnel, rises to her fingers, gives and picks up/takes toys, transfers from one hand to another, jumps, and spins around support.

 

The child attends public kindergarten/day care. There, for an hour every day, a resource teacher works with her!

 

She can fully undress herself, but  she needs  some help to put her clothes on. She controls her physiological needs! She uses a normal toilet, not a pot. She loves the water very much and to take a bath. She loves to eat everything and she is not capricious to the food, chews normally. In the transition from the institution to the foster family, she first ate blend food.

 

She has potential for development but she still needs a lot of work with specialists. Definitely there is a positive change in the child’s development and behavior since she was place into a foster family

Mikah

Boy, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

Mikah is a healthy little boy with Down syndrome. He came into care when he was about nine days old and joined a foster family in November 2015. He gets along well with his foster family and has learned to say “baba” and “mama”. Mikah can walk on his own, understand simple instructions, and make his needs known using gestures. He is an active and cheerful little guy who likes cars and playing outside.

There is a $3000 grant available toward the cost of Mikah’s adoption through his current agency.

Harper Grace

Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Harper came into care when she was less than a week old and joined a foster family in September 2015. She is close to her foster mother. She has Down Syndrome but is otherwise healthy. Harper can sit alone, crawl, and stand and walk with help. She imitates words and responds if you ask her to hand you her toy. She is described as an active, extroverted little girl with a ready smile.

Harrison and Henry

Boy, born 2013 & Boy, born 2011

Listed May 22, 2017

Must be adopted together!

$13.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Kelly

Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

This beautiful child who could not be any more adorable is Kelly! Kelly is close to her foster mother and she likes playing with other kids. She likes playing with all sorts of toys, including balls, blocks, and a toy piano. She loves playing a game where you have to hold hands with another child. Kelly is a very happy and smiley child and she interacts well with other people. She enjoys sitting on the lap of her foster mother and will say “mama” to talk to her. Kelly could support her head at 5 months of age, roll over at 6 months, sit independently at 12 months, stand with support at 16 months, walk with support at 18 months, and walk independently by 24 months. At 12 months, she was making sounds. She can now say simple single words. Kelly was reacting to her name being called at 10 months of age. If her foster mother smiles at her, she will smile back. She understands simple directions given by adults. If her foster mother tells her to share her toys, she will hand toys over to the other children. She knows the location of some of her body parts and will point to them when asked. Kelly was born with down syndrome and she has no other medical needs. Kelly is a very cute and friendly little girl who is going to brighten each day of a very lucky family- we just need to find the family that will be hers forever!

The agency which currently has Kelly’s file has a $5,000 grant available for her adoption, as well. Other agency grants may be available based on the adoptive family’s circumstances.

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

Susanna

Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

This little angel turned THREE today! Susan is said to be very close to her foster parents and her early education teacher. Her best friend goes by ‘Jace’ . She gets along very well with the other children and her caretakers. Susanna is a very happy child who likes playing with the toy horse and any big ball. She is often seen trying to talk to people by her. Susanna can walk well and when she hears music, she will dance to the beat and laugh out loud! Susanna was holding up her head at 5 months, crawling at 9 months, sitting at 10 months, walking with support at 16 months, and walking by herself at 20 months. At 18 months of age, she was babbling. By two, she was saying ‘mama.’ Susanna is currently able to say simple words, such as ‘mama,’ ‘baba,’ and ‘take.’ At 8 months of age, she reacted when hearing her name and at 13 months, she was understanding simple directions from adults. Susanna was born with Down syndrome. She’s a very happy and friendly little girl who is determined to not let anything stop her. It is our hope that this is her last birthday without a forever family.

The agency which currently has Susanna’s file has a $5,000 grant available for her adoption, as well. Other agency grants may be available based on the adoptive family’s circumstances.

 

Cole #

Boy: 2015

Listed: 5/2017

Cole is 2 year old sunny boy, he is very sociable and loving who was prematurely born, Delayed neuro-psychological development.

Cerebral palsy spastic quadriparesis.  Estropia of the left eye. Horizontal nystagmus  There is no confirmed metabolism disorder.  Receives daily therapy.

He sleeps calm but sometimes he wakes up and wants to eat and after eating something small he falls to sleep again.

Since the last month he is able to walk and wants to go everywhere he is able and to explore the world around him. Cole really enjoys watching through the window especially if there are people outside.He vocalizes sound combinations; he is familiar with the objects from the surrounding environment. He knows that with the remote is used for switching on the TV, he knows the ball is for kicking, he knows where the music toys are.

 

Since he has started to walk he has very positive development, he is friendly and shows no aggression or self-aggression. He likes people to pay attention to him. Cole gets along well with the other children in the group.

 

Cole been developing very well in the last few months with a tendency to improve more and more. The therapy with the rehabilitator has very positive results for the child.

 

Gabriella

Gabriella (1)

SMALLGirl, born February 2014
PRC
osteo-genesis imperfecta (OI)

Listed: Jan 26, 2016

Gabriella might have fragile bones but she has a mighty heart! She is currently living in a foster care center that focuses on caring for children with bone conditions. She is not currently getting pamidronate or any IV treatment for her condition as it is a difficult procedure in her home country. She has started to sit up on her own. It was scary for her but she kept on trying and is now a sitting expert and loves to be able to sit on her own. She is learning to feed herself and is also an expert at making a big mess when she does! But she is very happy to be learning more independence. She is described as being curious and social. Gabriella hasn’t had a bone fracture since the beginning of 2015. Gabriella will likely benefit immensely from having an IV treatment of bisphosphonates, such as pamidronate, every 3-6 months.

$751.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Vinny #

Boy: 2015

Diagnosis: Infantile Cerebral Palsy – spastic quadric paresis. Muscle hypertonia. Delay in the neuro-psychological development. Hydronephrosis 1st degree

 

Vinny is an adorable little boy that is living in an orphanage in Eastern Europe. He has poor muscle tone and active movements. Coordination is poor as well due to walking on his toes when trying to step (with help). He is diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy. At the age of 3 months old, he began reacting to sound and looking at objects. Vinny has good control of his head and can roll on his stomach and back. He does not attempt to walk and he has trouble sitting without support. He has spastically increased muscle tone. He does well holding objects but does not pass them hand to hand, but rather to his mouth. Vinny has a good attention span and does well with recognizing individuals. His behavior is calm and very playful when being interacted with. He listens when being communicated with and tries to interact back with syllables and noises. Vinny is a picky eater and very dependent on the work staff.

 

Because we only have this child’s file for a short time, he will not be able to receive donations until a family is found for him.

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Seamus

Boy, born 2017

Down Syndrome, atrial septal defect, other hydrocele

Such a gift to have this baby listed at such a young age!

 

$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!

 

Franny

Girl, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome, congenital heart defect (PDA)

Franny is a beautiful baby girl, with the best chubby cheeks you could spend hours kissing each day. Franny’s caregivers say she is an easy baby who doesn’t have a temper. In April of 2016, she could lay on her tummy and hold her head up. As of October 2016, she could roll over and crawl on her hands and knees. She babbles and tries to imitate words and can now sit up independently too. She had surgery for in August of 2016, for her heart defect. The orphanage feels she might have some hearing loss, though they haven’t formally tested her since she’s so young. Franny is fairly extroverted and is close to the other kids and the nannies at the orphanage. This sweet baby girl enjoys looking in the mirror, listening to music, and playing with toys. The agency was able to get a great update for her- they have videos, too.  Franny will be such a blessing to a very lucky family – could that family be yours?

$243.90 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Lilya

Girl, born 2016

Down Syndrome

Listed:  March 28, 2017

Can’t wait to see her smiling!

$81.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Royce L19

boysillouettenophotoBoy, born 2005

Royce, the oldest brother, has brown eyes and brown hair.

Listed: April 27, 2016

He has a heavy and pronounced sensorineural hearing impairment. Speech and language disorders. Hyperkinetic behavior disorders.  He has difficulties with concentration and focus. The boy must use hearing aid regularly, must be consulted by a speech therapist.

He is attending a specialized school for children with hearing impairment, in a simplified program. He likes working with computer, watching TV, roller-skating and riding a bicycle. He gladly takes part in hobby groups. The boy has adjusted to the community of the institution partially. He enjoys being alone, but has adapted to new surroundings well, he is active, friendly, communicative.  The boy has low motivation for studying, he has behavior issues – sometimes he can mistreat other children and then lay blame on others. There have been cases when he has taken things that don’t belong to him.  The boy wishes to live in a place where others understand sign language. The boy has expressed a wish to be adopted abroad, because he had good experience in a host program.

*** Royce has received a $10,000 Older Child Grant! ***

Wrayna

wraynaGirl,

PRC

Down syndrome

Wrayna is an 11-year old sweetheart, with tiny splashes of silly and spunk thrown in. This girl loves to sing children’s rhymes and recite poetry, and she says that her favorite activities are doing art and writing characters. Her love for creativity is evident, in fact, as she spent much of our ‘free time’ doing crafts or filling in coloring books that I had brought along! Wrayna loved to have me do her hair in hairclips and bows, but while she said her favorite colors were red or pink, she often chose comfortable sweatshirts over ‘cutesy’ outfits … and wouldn’t hesitate, at the park, to run at the head of the pack with the boys.

Wrayna is an affectionate and people-oriented girl. Though it took her a moment to warm up to me initially, she quickly became connected and wanted to spend every minute together! Wrayna knew her friends at the camp and was considerate of those at her weekend foster home, bringing treats home for them on our last day at the camp and taking initiative to share. Wrayna is highly relational, but also independent, and she can play by herself for extended periods of time.

Wrayna’s special need does not define her or significantly hold her back, which is why I wait until now to write about it. In fact, over the course of the week, I found myself occasionally forgetting that I was talking to someone whose file says that she has Downs Syndrome. Wrayna is extremely high-functioning, and at age 11 seemed only two or three years younger than her typical peers. Wrayna can carry on conversations and understand concepts accessible to a child in early elementary school. She attends fourth grade at the special education boarding school, where she has learned to recite classical poetry, write some characters (her reading skills seem weak), and is so good at problem solving!!! One day I could NOT figure out the electric lights in a room, although I was inserting a key card. Wrayna looked at me like, “How do you not get this?” and turned the key over so that the magnetic strip could register with the card reader. This girl is sharp!

Wrayna can care for herself as appropriate to the life skills level of an 8 or 9-year-old child. She could dress and feed herself, express her need to use the restroom, and take a bath without assistance. Wrayna knew to keep close when we were out and about and was very responsive to direction. There was only one time in five days together that I had to implement a ‘consequence’ for disobeying —- took away a toy that she had refused to put away. overall, throughout the whole course of our time together, she was obedient and responsive. I had a small infant with me, and even though Wrayna needed occasional reminders to be gentle, she was very quick to watch out for the baby’s welfare – even stopping a well-intentioned older child from feeding her solid food!

Per orphanage workers, Wrayna has no medical needs other than asthma. On the day before we all parted ways, Wrayna somehow seemed to tune in to an English conversation that another staff member and I were having about how difficult it is to place older children and their unfortunate prospects within the country. She became very subdued and started to shed quiet tears, which she did on and off for much of the afternoon. Later she asked me, “If I have my birthday, will I not get to go to America {and have a family?}” We assured her that we would try everything we could to find a mama.

When the nannies came to take her back to her foster home, Wrayna truly cried. She so much wants to have a mother and a father. When I shared this with another adoption professional, she commented on the reality — that while many people may express concern for Wrayna, her increased age means that many potential adoptive parents may not pull the trigger…and her pool for hope is small.  Would you be willing to be Wrayna’s forever family?

*** I am eligible for a $15,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***

Mayson #11-61

maysonAge 2:
Diagnosis: Hemophilia B & esophageal atresia

Mayson is 2 years old and is living in an orphanage where the doctors and staff work diligently to address his medical needs. He has a gastric feeding tube (G-tube) and this is how he receives all of his nutrition. He walks, says a few simple words, follows simple directions, and engages with staff and other children.

A full medical report, photos, and videos are available through the agency.

from a family that met him 2/2017:
He is a very happy and social child with a bright smile.  He watches people a lot, especially in new situations.  While he is a bit shy at first, it doesn’t take much for him to join in.  When he gets excited and smiles, you can’t help but smile and laugh with him!  He seems to form bonds and likes to be included in activities.  He’s very easygoing.
$274.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Meredith Joy

meredithGirl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Brave Meredith is quiet but loves to smile! She is quite independent and likes to play with toys that make noise. She makes good eye contact, is responsive to others, and can stand with support. Meredith is believed to have Down syndrome, but no official diagnosis has been made. She is considered healthy otherwise.

$65.70 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Camila

camilaGirl, born 2013

Arthrogryposis

 

 

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

Robert Jay

robert-collageBoy, born July 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

In September of 2015, I met the most special baby boy! He was to be advocated for as ‘Robert.’ Robert was 14 months old at the time and he didn’t have a file even started. Let me tell you about this little angel. This precious baby boy was found abandoned in a toilet. Unfathomable to me, but I knew God had a very important reason for keeping this baby alive. He is special- beyond special really. Back on that September day in 2015, I walked into a room full of kids of all ages. Most lay still in their cribs, not very interactive. They had grown accustomed to their solitary life. Not Robert. Robert was moving around, made awesome eye contact, and had the best smile. His eyes were piercing. As he looked into my eyes, I knew he was special and that I had to find this boy a family. Later on, I went into a room to meet all of the children with down syndrome who didn’t have files yet. In came this boy with a nanny who clearly adored him. I could tell he was her favorite by the way she cared for him, how well he appeared, and because I saw he was wearing these beautiful little bracelets, one on each hand. I knew it was that boy…the same one I had saw hours earlier in his crib. Then I saw him interact with his nanny. His smile and his laugh…it stole my heart. I found myself wishing I could somehow sneak him out and take him home because he was ADORABLE! The sad reality was that it would be at least 6 months before his file was even available. Unfortunately for Robert, it took much longer than that. It took over a year for his file to be made ready and to arrive to the agency…15 months from the first time I met him to be exact. But hey…it’s here and it’s time to find this precious little boy a forever family. He’s going to be such a blessing!

The agency has videos available, and is offering a grant of $5000 towards Robert’s adoption costs.

$189.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Adley

adleybBoy, born 2016

Down syndrome
tetralogy of fallot

$333.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Antoinette #24-33

2433-antonya-lilyanova-asenova-01Girl almost 8 years old

infantile cerebral palsy; blindness; bilateral sensorineural hearing loss, muscle tone – quadri-hypotonia and hyperreflexia.

Listed: July 2014
Antoinette (1)

FEB 2017: CP, Atrophy of optic nerve, neuritis of hearing nerve bilateral with deafness in left

The girl usually is calm, in moment of indisposition she shouts, cries.  Shows joy and sadness . Speech production – cooing sounds and vocalizations. Affective reactions – heavily decreased/ anemical facial expression, responds to tactile stimulation, “facade” smile is observed briefly. Autonomous – put in position entirely by an adult. She eats slowly. Sleep – calm and rhythmic. She feeds with adult’s help /hand in hand/ with spoon. She drinks from a cup/sippy cup. She is with a dipper.    * New update hopefully coming soon

March 2014 update:   No physical activity and initiative. Takes a passive seat with adherence, has elbow support but shows poor balance reactions. Gripping reflex – upon touch with, grips for a short while. Visual – motor coordination /hand-to-hand; Hand-foot-thigh; Hand-foot-mouth /. Visual analyzer – horizontal nystagmus, amaurosis, atrophy of optic nerve. Does not follow and fixate a bright object. Does not wince and does not orient in the direction of strong acoustic stimulus, bilateral sensorineural hearing loss. Pronounced “seeking” reflex and pathological oral automatisms. Speech production – coo sounds and vocalizations. Affective reactions – heavily decreased mimical facial expression, responds to tactile stimulation, “facade” smile is observed briefly.

Autonomy – positioned entirely by an adult. She feeds with an appetite and permanently gains on weight. Sleep – short periods of wakefulness.

Update, August 2014: Within a month this little girl has made a progress, which is encouraging. Also, the staff working with her shared that according to them she is not deaf but probably with decreased hearing!!!

The agency has an updated report on file and video! Antoinette needs a family that will give her a chance!

Because we only have this child’s file for a short time, she will not be able to receive donations until a family is found for her.

ADRIAN and ADRIANNA

adrianna

adrianBoy, born 2013
Autism

Girl, born 2012
Mild Autism
Adrianna talks, understands everything, communicates well with others.

 

Available fall 2017!

 

$63.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Landon #

landonBoy, age 2

Probable Opitz Syndrome GBBB resulting in fronto-nasal dysplasia, hypertelorism, & male karyotype, MLPA-N. Hypospadias penis, surgically corrected in 2015. Accidental heart noise at birth, no longer present.

Landon enjoys interacting with the other children and is interested in music. He is a happy child and is developing appropriately for his age. Detailed medical information on Opitz syndrome is available along with several videos for any interested families. Could you be Landon’s forever family?

Because we only have this child’s file for a short time, he will not be able to receive donations until a family is found for him.

Emma Jane

emma-janeGirl, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome and mild PFO.

Listed: Feb 2017

She is in a wonderful foster home where she receives great care.

AN UPDATE FROM NOVEMBER 2016:
Emma is as sweet as they get. She came to her foster home as a non-responsive baby–no eye contact and showed no emotion. Now she is Miss Social Butterfly! She sits on her own, and loves to play with toys–banging away and chattering the whole time. She is bear crawling, and she can stand while holding onto something. She is working on sitting to standing right now. She is healthy and is a great eater! Video available from the agency.

Lylah

guardianangellylahGirl, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome, heart defect

Listed: Feb 2017

AN UPDATE FROM NOVEMBER 2016 SAYS:
Lylah is very attached to her ayi and has just learned to sit up on her own. Her core strength continues to improve and she has a very sweet personality with silly smiles and giggles. She is in a wonderful foster home where he receives great care. Lylah receives physical therapy daily and she has really benefited. She’s just a tad spoiled (oops) and would prefer to be held and played with rather than playing on her own. She is VERY attached to her ayi. Video available from the agency.

$387.90 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Mari Rose

marina-rose1Girl, born 2016

Down syndrome, congenital heart disease

 

She just had heart surgery in country!

$1,653.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Mae

mae-9-28-3mae2mae3Girl, born 2011
PRC
Down syndrome

Mae responded to her name at one year old, and appeared very excited when she saw the caregiver coming her way with her bottle. She would hold her bottle tightly and drank until the bottle was empty. When she was about two, she started to walk independently. Her favorite activity was playing outside. She loved to touch the grass and flowers and loved to go down the slide. In the spring of 2015, Mae was placed into a foster family within the CWI. She has her own foster parents and siblings and received much love from them. She is growing healthy and happy. Currently Mae is in the pre-school at the CWI. She has round face, big eyes, fair skin and looks very lovely. She has out-going personality and is affectionately to others. She is loved by all her caregivers. Because of her special need, she is developmentally delayed, but her abilities to understand things are good. She can respond accurately to the caregivers’ instruction. When she sees the caregivers holding a camera, she will pose for the camera. She also knows the function of some objects. Her language development is delayed. Besides occasional sounds she makes, she doesn’t have other language and cannot say a complete sentence. She can feed herself and take off and put on her shoes, clothes and pants. She is not potty trained yet and still needs to wear diapers. Now she is starting to be aware of her needs of going to the bathroom. When she needs to have bowel movement, she makes the sound “Bian Bian” or use hand gesture to let the caregivers know that she needs to go to the bathroom. Mae has wide range of interests. She likes to play with toys and play games. She likes to listen to music and dance. She often participates in the dance performances for different holiday celebrations. Mae is a lovely girl who needs to be with her forever family.

The agency has video available, and the orphanage fee toward Mae’s adoption has been waived.

$759.40 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Jake (L)

jacob3 jacobBoy, born 2015
Down syndrome, specific mixed development disorder, operation plastic of Ventrical Septal Defect and Atrial Septal defect as well as closing Open arterial duct (canal); heart insufficiency, stage C, class F III, hypermetropy astigmatism, low height

Listed: Jan 26, 2017

Update 1-26-17: Jacob’s heart insufficiency diagnosis was before the operation and there are no signs since the operation. He now has only 1 degree of mitral valve not being able to fully close. His last consultation by a cardiologist took place on 11/15/16. He does not need any medical or operational treatment.

As of 10-17-2016 Jacob can turn himself from side to side and around by himself. He takes toys into his hands, plays with them and crashes them together. He smiles when he is spoken to and has started to pronounce some sounds. He laughs and has six teeth. He has a hard time falling asleep, but then sleeps well. He has started to crawl and can get into a sitting position and sit without help. He loves music and reacts to the sounds. His development is in delay due to Down syndrome. He needs speech therapist, special education teacher, and physiotherapist services in the future.

$209.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Amory #685

AmoryBoy, 2 years old

Listed July 2016

Special needs: biological mother with mental delay; the child: good general condition; good physical development; chronic viral hepatitis B without delta-agent; gallbladder dyskinesia; infantile cerebral palsy – mixed form; pes equinus bilateralis; delayed neuropsychological development;

The orthopedist who examined Amory earlier has recommended gymnastics as appropriate at present and stated that later on (in about a year) surgical treatment for his pes equinus could be discussed.
His daily rehabilitation and kinesitherapy sessions at the orphanage would also continue.

Amory is improving his motor skills: several months ago he wasn’t able to take a sitting position independently or stand up while holding onto a fixed support. Now he goes from a supine position to a sitting position and he maintains a stable sitting position, he crawls and he strands up while holding onto something for support. He is able to maintain a standing position while holding onto a fixed support and standing on his toes. He attempts to make steps sideways and he moves around in a baby walker.

Amory likes to play with toys: he reaches for and grabs a toy independently, examines it, transfers it from one hand into the other and manipulates with it in a simple manner. He knocks two cubes one into the other. He takes cubes out of a box and then puts them back in. He threads colorful rings on a fixed stand.
Amory’s vocabulary is developing, as well. The level of development of his receptive speech is good: he understands others’ speech at an everyday level and he turns when called by name. He produces sounds and sound combinations, sometimes by imitation.

Amory’s emotional status is predominantly calm and positive: he doesn’t cry for no reason and he doesn’t demonstrate any aggressive or self-aggressive behaviors. Amory is an affectionate little boy who seeks individual attention and enjoys physical contact (hugs) as well as jests on behalf of familiar people. He sometimes protests when having to say goodbye to an adult he likes. Amory responds positively to interactions with an adult he likes, he looks at them closely, smiles and laughs aloud when jested. He has formed a relationship of emotional attachment with a staff member.

Amory eats with a very good appetite and gains weight. His sleep is calm.

Because we only have this child’s file for a short time, he will not be able to receive donations until a family is found for him.

Jayden

jayden1Boy, born 2016

Down syndrome

 

Oh sweet pea!!

$405.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Colleen, Jaxson and Stellan

colleenjaxson stellan

Sibling Group! Must be adopted together!  They are all currently located in the same region.

Colleen must be adopted before she turns 18! an I600 must be filed by spring 2017!

girl, born 1999 — healthy

boy, born 2001 — mild mental delays;
definitely has some delays, developmentally. he is teased by other kids because he is different. hard to keep eye contact and gets excited and can be hard to understand. He mumbles a lot, he has been kept separate from the other siblings and has not experienced much.

boy, born 2003 — healthy

Jaxon has received a $8,855.14 Older Child Grant.

Bella #2-6

bella_dec-2016 bella-collageGirl, age 5
Down syndrome

BELLA is 5 years old and has Down syndrome. Bella’s gross motor skills are well developed. She walks, runs, goes up and down the stairs without support, and throws a ball. She plays appropriately with toys and will play with her favorite toys for long periods of time. She plays with other children from her group. She enjoys musical games and songs with movement/hand motions. She says 4-5 words, responds to her name, and follows simple directions. She understands everything that is said to her. She eats independently, takes her shoes on/off independently and holds her hands out for them to be washed after meals. She helps clean up the toys after play time.

Photos and videos from December 2016 are available through the agency.

$27.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Wilkie

wilkie-1

wilkie-2Boy, born 2011
PRC
Down syndrome, extra finger on his right hand

Listed: Dec 7, 2016

“Wilkie can understand the directions to finish the mission.” Now there is a gift! To understand directions, follow them through and finish the mission is a strong characteristic parents long for their children to develop and incorporate. Right up front, you need to know that Wilkie is an extra special kind of boy. He not only takes care of his daily needs, he helps the other children take care of theirs and he does it with great attention to tidiness and organization. He is keen on keeping things clean! He is well liked by his peer group and capable of keeping up with them. Although his expressive language is delayed he is able to communicate his needs and have them met. He is not currently learning any sign language but from his abilities he would likely be able to learn signing quickly and effectively if given the opportunity.

Wilkie likes to help care for the younger children. He has a nurturing, energetic and cheerful personality. His large motor skills and hand/eye coordination are impressive. You can see him joyfully catch, tap, and throw a balloon in the video linked below. https://youtu.be/hrHBwBSfc50

Wilkie also participated in the agency’s camp. He is a “perfect boy” according to his orphanage. He likes to wear nice clothing and is sweet, kind and patient. Wilkie thrived on attention from his advocate and the other campers; the team was completely smitten with him. He will not meet his full potential growing up in an institution. A family needs this child as much as he needs a family.

$2,119.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Evita

girlsillouettenophotoEvita was born in May 2016 and has Down Syndrome. She’s very active, reaches for toys and grabs them. She can roll both ways. The director and doctor at her orphanage are very impressed with her development.

She is available to single mothers.

$2,754.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Anna and Alex #

anna alexAnna and Alex, twins, age 2 ½

Listed: Dec 1, 2016

Anna has cerebral palsy and, as a result, is severely delayed. She and her brother were born very early, each weighing around 2 pounds. Anna is unable to stand. While Anna does vocalize, she is unable to articulate words. She has severe cognitive delays, and it appears unlikely that she will be able to make these up. Anna smiles when she is touched and is willing to play games, but she tires quickly and requires constant stimulation to stay engaged. She is unable to feed herself and is fed through a bottle.

Anna’s twin brother, Alex, has bronchopulmunal dysplasia, cerebral leukomalacia (brain injury from birth), and an intestinal hernia which will likely require surgery. He is described as “lackadaisical” and “good-natured.” Alexander is able to walk 5-6 steps before falling over, and has generally uncoordinated fine motor skills. He does vocalize, but his speech patterns are underdeveloped. The assessment from Bulgaria states that with the appropriate interventions, Alexander could make up for some of his delays, but that his capabilities will always be limited.

Because we only have this file for a short time, they will not be able to receive donations until a family is found for them.

Mary

maryGirl, born 2011

epilepsy
other disorder of psychological development

Her speech centers are affected, she can hardly pronounce separate words but caregivers understand her.
Her epilepsy presents in uncontrolled body movements (her body slightly rocks, hands and legs slightly move, sometimes she can even fall down).

She is very beautiful, smart and kind.

$1,590.45 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Emma Joy

emma-joyemma-joy2Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome
When Emma Joy first entered her orphanage she had a poor appetite so the caretakers needed to give her extra care by offering smaller meals more frequently. At the age of 1.5 years old she could sit on a bed and play with a toy alone and could walk anywhere in the room with a walker. At the time of her report she was 20 months old and able to understand what adults were saying to her. She could play hide-and-seek, say “mom,” and could express “goodbye” by waving her hands. She had a ready smile and her favorite activity was walking around in her walker. She was very curious and would look for other children playing. When the weather is nice caretakers took her outside to play. When she hears music she will stop whatever she is doing to figure out where it’s coming from. She enjoys music and wiggles her body to the rhythm.

Emma Joy can crawl on her hands and knees, pick up small objects with her fingers and scribble with a pen. When playing with blocks she was able to bang them together and put in and take out of a cup. She understood what “no” meant and could respond to others asking her for things. She was cooperative with dressing and fond of playing games.

Emma Joy was described as an active and cute little girl that all the caretakers love. Her favorite toys are dolls and a musical box.

$49.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Roxy #2-5

roxy2roxyAge: 2
Diagnosis: Down syndrome

Roxy recognizes her name and is making some sounds. She is not yet speaking words. She recognizes familiar people. She plays with toys and interacts with others. She tries to get the attention of adults when she wants someone to interact with her. She explores things both visually and tactile and shows a curiosity to learn and explore things. She will take steps when holding two hands, but is not yet walking on her own. She eats soft foods from a spoon. She does not have any agressive nor auto-aggressive behaviors.

Photos and videos are available through the agency.

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

STAR #1-57

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Age: 1
Diagnosis: Amniotic band syndrome resulting in limb differences- Left arm was amputated after birth, missing right foot, left foot is clubbed.

Star’s limb differences were detected in a prenatal ultrasound. At one day old, her left arm was amputated. The wound site healed appropriately and she has not had any complications. She does not currently have any health issues. Developmentally, she is progressing as expected for her age. She is sitting up unassisted and beginning to make sounds/babble. She plays with toys and interacts with staff.

Photos and videos from November 2016 are available.

 

Because we only have this child’s file for a short time, she will not be able to receive donations until a family is found for her.

Ruth #1-55

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ruth_nov2016Girl, Age: 1
Diagnosis: Chronic Monocytic Leukemia – Juvenile Myeloid-Monocytic Leukemia- in remission

Ruth is currently being raised in an orphanage. She was diagnosed with leukemia at 7 months old. According to the orphanage director, she is currently in remission and only requires a daily oral medication. The director indicated that her prognosis is very good. Her last hospitalization was when she was 11 months old. Since then, her blood results are being monitored by doctors in the pediatric clinic for genetic diseases. Since August the leukocytes count is progressively reduced and there are no diseases found in the differential blood count. Ruth also tested positive for congenital syphilis in the neonatal period. She received treatment and follow-up testing was negative. Developmentally, Ruth is sitting unassisted, taking a few independent steps, and walks well holding on to one hand of an adult. She says a few words and repeats syllables such as ba-ba and da-da. She plays with a few select toys and engages in meaningful play with her preferred toys. She eats from a spoon and is cooperative when adults engage her in a task.

Photos and videos from November 2016, along with a medical report, are available.

*PROGRAM FEES ARE REDUCED FOR THIS ADOPTION*

$198.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Mia #

miaGirl, 8 years old
Special needs: renal agenesis of the left kidney and other reduction defects of kidney; congenital bilateral flatfeet; strabismus (wears glasses); delayed neuropsychological development correspondent to mild mental delay; born with rectovaginal fistula and anal atresia (surgically corrected)

Listed: November 2016

Some significant progress is seen in terms of enriching her vocabulary, increasing the number of concepts she understands and improving her self-service skills. Mia was placed at an orphanage shortly after birth and subsequently she was placed in a foster family.

Mia’s gross motor skills are well-developed. She walks independently, runs, jumps on one leg. She can throw, catch and kick a ball. She goes up and down the stairs independently. She walks independently, runs, jumps on one leg. She can throw, catch and kick a ball. She goes up and down the stairs independently.

Although it is said that her fine motor skills are in a process of developing further, Mia can hold a pen properly and draw houses and people. She can unzip and cope with Velcro fasteners independently. She can build a tower of cubes, she grabs toys and can thread rings on a fixed stand.  Mia has started to more and more actively participate in activities related with gaining new experience with the assistance of the foster parent. Her orientation in time and space has improved. She responds appropriately to adults’ praise and encouragement and to emotional stimuli.

Mia mostly demonstrates positive emotions. She doesn’t manifest any aggressive behaviors. She shows empathy when someone gets hurt or is upset. Her smile is genuine!  Mia does well asking and answering both simple and complex questions. She understands two-step instructions. She listens to fairy tales with great interest and she tries to retell them with an adult’s occasional assistance. She knows her name as well as her date of birth. She can talk on the phone and she does well getting a message properly from one person to another.

Mia is very sociable and creates long-lasting friendships. She joins activities outside her home – she participates in a group for folklore dancing.

Because we only have this child’s file for a short time, she will not be able to receive donations until a family is found for her.

Layla

layla-1 layla-3Girl, born December 2004
PRC
Down syndrome, post-op CHD

Meet Layla! Layla is a sweet 11-year old girl who will be turning 12 this December! She has Down Syndrome and a congenital heart defect. She had received a heart surgery and since that time she has been doing great! She will be hosted here in the United States with a family over the upcoming holiday season, and interested families will have the opportunity to speak directly with the host family to learn more about this precious kiddo. She is very extroverted and loves to perform! She also loves to play with other kiddos and draw. She’s described as being very curious and independent.

*** Layla has received a $15,000 Older Child Grant! ***

Drake #1-53

drake_nov-2016Age: 3
Diagnosis: arthrogryposis
Medical report indicates contractures are at knees and 4 fingers

 

 

Court will be in September

Follow along on the family’s adoption at  breezysunday.com/blog

 

 

Eliza #

eliza-video-still-april-2016-sept-2016Eliza was born preterm at 29 weeks in February 2014. She is a healthy little girl with cerebral palsy (mild spastic quadriparesis) and developmental delay.

Listed: Nov 7, 2016

Eliza can sit, pull to stand, walk with support, and is learning to take steps on her own. She grasps and holds objects with both hands, knocks blocks together, and is able to play with toys independently. Eliza responds to visual, auditory, and tactile stimulation and shows appropriate attention span for activities of interest to her. She vocalizes combinations of sounds, but, at present, communicates primarily in a nonverbal manner. Eliza reacts when spoken to but does not yet understand all that is being said to her. At times she exhibits stereotypic rocking.

Eliza is a peaceful little girl who eats and sleeps well. She accepts the company of other children and allows physical contact with familiar adults, freely smiling and laughing in her interactions with them.

Update September 2016: Per our in-country representative, Eliza began to take steps independently without support at 18 months of age. Although unsteady, she is currently able to walk for short distances on her own. Eliza now imitates sounds and repeats syllables. She receives daily physical therapy. This sweet little girl would greatly benefit from additional therapies, and overall, from the support and love of a forever family.
Because we only have this child’s file for a short time, she will not be able to receive donations until a family is found for her.

Noelani

noelani-2Girl, born Sept noelani-12014
PRC
Down syndrome

Meet Noelani! She has just turned 2 years old, and is about the cutest little one ever! Noelani has Down syndrome, and is waiting to be your daughter. She has the typical delays, but is working very hard to progress. Noelani is a favorite of the nannies there, and has such a sweet personality!

$360.95 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Martin #

boysillouetteMartin is a lovable 21-month old boy. He is described as calm and likes to seek out attention from adults. Martin also loves to receive hugs from other people and is able to walk when held by both hands. Martin is also able to steadily sit up unaided. Doctors have diagnosed Martin with Down Syndrome. He is in need of a family who will provide him with love and a lifetime of support.

The agency has a photo available for inquiring families.

$36.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Stanley #

stanleyBoy, age: 2 and a half years
Special needs: protein-energy malnutrition, strabismus, right-sided hydrocele, significant disturbance of behavior requiring care and treatment. He doesn’t take any medications.

Stanley crawls, scoots around, stands up while holding onto something for support, walks while held by one hand and when placed in a baby walker. He can make a few steps independently. He reaches for, grabs and manipulates with toys. He manipulates with different toys – musical toys, cubes, rings, etc. He prefers to receive individual attention from some of the adults in his surroundings and he regularly initiates interactions. He laughs aloud when jested.

Because we only have this child’s file for a short time, he will not be able to receive donations until a family is found for him.

Parker (L)

parkerParker needs medical rehabilitation and medical treatment for HIV syndrome.

Listed: Oct 26, 2016

Parker is a very loving, gentle, attached, and curious two year old boy. He likes to participate in activities. He is interested in toys and evaluates them. He likes to play independently as well as with other children. He likes to play with toy cars and blocks. He likes to swing on a horse, look at books, listen to music and dance. He speaks in syllables, talks with intonations and signs and loudly expresses his wishes. He copies his own and others sounds and actions, has good coordination between his eyes and hands, and has good balance. Parker implements the teacher‘s instructions and is able to concentrate his attention for a long time.

 

Anderson

AndersonAnderson was born in August 2015 and has been diagnosed with bilateral fibular hemimelia, left forearm amelia, and congenital talipes equinovarus. He has been receiving treatment for his limb differences in the form of surgery, casts and braces.

Anderson’s caregivers, doctor and orphanage director report that his development is excellent. He is active, crawls, rolls, pulls to a stand, uses single words and understands what is said to him. Anderson loves music.

The agency prefers a home study ready family for this child, but will be glad to consider anyone who can work quickly for this adoption.   He is available to single mothers.

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

Leslie and Carla

Leslie-CarlaGirl, born 2011
Girl, born 2010

 

 

BEING ADOPTED OUTSIDE OF RR

 

 

Emmaline

emmaline1emmaline-2016Girl, born 2005
cerebral palsy, hyperkinetic form; Psychological delay; Contracture of limbs

Listed: December 3, 2015

From a family who met her in July 2016:  “Emmaline was sitting on the edge of the crowd, watching it all and taking everything in.  She is a quiet girl, but I get the feeling not a lot escapes her soft eyes.  She was the last one to swing her wheelchair around to Angelina.  Unlike the other girls, she did not give a quick hug, instead she took Angelina’s hands, looked in her eyes and gave an eloquent goodbye toast in her intentional way.  She wished Angelina all the best, she was so glad parents have come for her, she will be missed.

Angelina was ablaze with joy and beamed at Emmaline.  Emmaline tried to return the smile but her face faltered as she turned away and a small, quavering sob slipped out.  Oh I still hear that soft sound today, it spoke volumes about this little girl who acts older than her age.

Unlike the other children at her orphanage who only know the world around them, I think Emmaline is a dreamer who thinks of all the possibilities life could hold if she had a family.  Her imagination has given her wings to soar away from her body which tied to a wheelchair, but at night when she is untied and left in bed those tears born of hope and despair mingle together and soak her pillow.  She wipes those tears away with the edge of her sheet because no one is there to wipe them away for her.”

Very smart and so sweet

*** Emmaline has received a $10,000 Older Child Grant! ***

 

Carrie

Guardian Angelcarrie-20162011Carrie was born in 2011.

Carrie was previously listed with her older sisters.  Her sisters were adopted domestically.

 

$734.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Hugo

Boy, born late 2015
Microcephaly, cardiovascular disorders (heart murmur), problem with vision

Hugo resides in a foster family. He is very cheerful and interested in his environment. He has vision problems but he can focus on the faces and smaller objects (he is following objects with his eyes). In the position on his belly can raise his head highly and based on his forearms. He likes playing with toys. He recognizes his caregivers and will smile if they smiled to him. His sleep is calm, he eats well and enjoys his bath time.

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

Mark

mark1Boy, born 2002

mild mental delay
hepatitis C

 

 

*** Mark has received a $10,000 Older Child Grant! ***

Jewel

Jewel2Girl, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Sept 8, 2016

I think it should be pretty evident how Jewel got her name! Just look at this little one! She will be a treasure to her family for sure! She especially likes mirrors and loves to look beautiful and get her hair done!

She walks independently, throws a ball, and runs to her nanny when she is called. She feeds herself with a spoon. She is described as a happy, outgoing little girl. When asked what her favorite things are her caregiver said that she likes to play with stuffed animals and take the other kids’ shoes off! Too funny!

Jewel is such a darling baby girl and she needs a family! Could she be your daughter?

A $4000 grant is available to families adopting a child with Down syndrome through the current adoption agency. This grant is available through February 2017.

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

Chantelle-Ann

chantelle

chantelle1Girl, born 2001
Down syndrome, mental delay, crossed eyes

Listed: Feb 1, 2016

 

 

 

Taken into domestic foster care.

 

Dorri

Dorri3Girl, born 2008
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: August 16, 2016

Dorri came to meet us accompanied by her foster father.  It was obvious that he adored Dorri and he told us that she is very smart.  He said “We cannot make her life better but we have hope for her to have a better future.”  Dorri is fostered by a mom and dad.  There is another child in the home who is 3 years old.  Dorri plays well with the other child.  When asked if she liked animals she told us that she loves dogs and that she has a very big dog at her house.  Her foster father started laughing and told us it was a big toy dog!  She is described as a very gentle child who loves people and connects well with adults and peers.  She does a lot of things at home, cleaning the floor or her parents shoes, just to be helpful.  She was observed throwing away her sucker paper and stick and then wiping her own face, without being told.  Reportedly she is able to do good self-care.

Her foster father said they have to control the amount of food she eats stating that she seems to keep eating and doesn’t know when to stop.  When we asked her if she had a favorite food, she told us her favorite was suckers…after we had just given her one.  She speaks very clearly, was very affectionate and was also giving kisses to the orphanage worker.  Dancing and singing makes her happy.  Her foster father said she rarely throws a tantrum but when she does they ignore her and she quits.  She is currently attending Kindergarten at a private special education school.  There are 20 students in her class.  She is able to read some very simple words and understands what the teacher tells her.  She seems very intelligent.  When asked her favorite subject, she told us “hula hoop” which we assume is her favorite thing to play with in Kindergarten!  Dorri has Down syndrome and an Atrial Septal Defect which has not been repaired.  She likes to play outside and ride her scooter and tricycle.  Her favorite color is red and she enjoys playing with stuffed animals.

$22.95 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Bruce

bruce (1)Boy, born 2013

What a cutie!!

Listed: August 3, 2016

NEW VIDEO! January 2017  Shareable video link: https://youtu.be/8AnspMXTocA

$1,986.69 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Dalton

guardianangelBoy, born 2015

hydrocephalus; disorder of the brain; other pervasive developmental disorder; other hydrocele

Listed: July 26, 2016

$593.42 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Pearl

pearlpearl-2016Girl, born 2010

Re-listed: July 25, 2016

 

From a family who met her in November 2016:Pearl” is eager to learn everything! The nannies like her because she is very obedient and always helping the little ones.  She is good friends with our daughter, she is gorgeous!  Very happy and sweet.  Very nice girl!”

$1,325.30 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $1320.30 from MACC donations!

Candy

CandyGirl, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome, Congenital Heart Defect (VSD, ASD, PDA)

Listed July 2016

Candy is the perfect name for this sweet little girl! She is 3 years old and has a Down syndrome diagnosis.  She has had surgery on her CHD. We are working on getting an update as her file is over a year old but this is what her file currently states.

She can sit on the auxiliary chair, can hold her head up while crawling, can take a toy in her hand, likes to be cuddled by the nanny, and likes to hold the nanny’s hand; she can drink with hands holding onto the feeding bottle. Now she is added supplementary food; she knows her name, knows when called by the nanny; when she is unhappy at times, at this time the nanny needs to cuddle her and comfort her patiently.

Candy has a $6500 agency specific grant available with her current agency.

$1,003.60 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Susie

susieGirl, born 2015

Down syndrome, Congenital heart defect: atrial septal defect
disorder of the brain, anemia

Listed: July 19, 2016

What a sparkle in her eyes!!

Dexter

boysillouettenophotoBoy, 7 years old
HIV+

He is very open, cheerful and social boy. He makes friends very easy. He likes to cuddle. He works with the speech therapist.

Additional information will be available for an interested family.

$9.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Temperance

Temperance (1) Temperance (2)Girl, 7 years old
HIV+

This girl is in the orphanage since 2015.

Listed: July 15, 2016

She is very cheerful and polite. She is respectful to adults and they are an authority for her. The sympathy and approvals of other are really important for her. She is friendly and has many friends. She completed a first grade and her intellectual level is higher than the average level.

She needs a lot of love, support and attention.

 

Layla #1-51

Layla2_July 2016 Layla3_July 2016Girl, age: 2
Diagnosis: Microcephalus; Bilateral microphthalmia and coloboma iridis of the left eye – diagnostic specification under anesthesia is imminent; clubbed feet – corrected with orthotics and orthopedic shoes; Mild degree of delays in the neuro-psychical development.

Layla has lived in foster care since birth. She walks, kicks and rolls a ball, dances along to music, has a well-developed pincer grasp that she uses appropriately with small objects, and goes up and down stairs while holding the rail. She plays appropriately with toys, put items in/out of containers, stacks blocks on top of each other and enjoys looking at books and doing art projects with glue. She demonstrates understanding of the functional relationship of items (example: she gets a doll, puts it in bed and covers it up). She demonstrates appropriate emotions based on the situation. She likes to brush her teeth and look at herself in the mirror. She attempts to be independent with household tasks and gladly helps her foster mother clean the house. She enjoys music and toys. She plays well with other children and by herself. She mimics the actions of others. After watching an adult turn on a mechanical toy, she takes the toy and attempts to turn it on herself.

Medically, her clubbed feet were corrected with casting and braces. Her eyes are sensitive to the sun. She has had multiple visits with a neurologist, endocrinologist, and orthopedic doctors. Her birth family history lists the following: the birth mother has a brain-vessels disease and epilepsy grand mall; she takes Depakote; the father has an alcohol addiction. The child is allergic to Biseptol.

Photos and videos from July 2016 are available through the agency.