Entries by Jamie Lentz

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Becky #

Girl: 2018 Listed: Nov. 2020 Diagnosis: Condition after congenital CMV infection. Infantile cerebral palsy – spastic quadriparesis. Brain atrophy. Convergent strabismus Becky can turn from back to belly and sit up with support. She reaches for toys and tries to play with them. She will hold toys in her hands and knock them together. She reacts […]

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Lena

Girl: 2015 Diagnosis: Down Syndrome Listed: Oct. 2020 This 5 year old girl born with Down syndrome in Eastern Europe is described as brave, loving and interested in activities. She adapts well to a new environment and enjoys coloring, painting, musical activities, singing and playing with toys and dolls. She is developmentally delayed and needs […]

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Stella #

Girl: 2017 Listed: Sep 2020 Special needs: prematurity born III degree, bronco pulmonary dysplasia, Internal hydrocephalus, convergent strabismus, Protein-energy deficiency – I degree. Delays in psycho-motor development. Quadriparetic syndrome. Bilateral blindness. She stands upright in her crib and “walks” around it, and when she is among the other children, usually the staff put her in […]

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Damian #

Boy: 2007 Listed: Sep 2020 Diagnosis: mild mental delay with disturbances in speech and behavioral deviations; deficits in the cognitive, intellectual and social development. Damian is able to speak and understand everything but prefers using mimics and gestures to communicate. He prefers sporting and free activities. He orientates well and quickly when solving puzzles. He […]

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Donna #

Girl: 2011 Listed: Sep. 2020 Diagnosis: Moderate mental retardation. Congenital cataract oculi utriusque (on both eyes). Concomitant convergent strabismus. Astigmatism oculi utriusque. Hyperkinetic behavior disorder. Low birth weight. Stable walk, climbs up and down stairs unassisted. Willingly and enthusiastically participates in the individual sport and kinesitherapy activities. Sociable, engages easily in interaction with peers and […]

Brenda #

Born: 2016 Diagnosis: Microcephaly, Hypotrophy 2nd group, protein-caloric malnutrition with anemic syndrome, constipation and flatulence, and delay in the physical and neuro-psychical development. Brenda was born premature. She lived with her birth parents and her twin for the first 7 months of her life. She was then placed in an orphanage. Her twin died when they were a […]

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Emeric #

Emeric Birth Year: 2017 Diagnosis: Cerebral Palsy Emeric can sit up in a special chair with support. He has poor support for his legs. He can hold a rattle with his left hand and shake it. He turns his head in the direction of sound. He has recently started tracking objects with his eyes. He […]

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Brett #

Brett Birth year: 2014 Diagnosis: Mental delays Brett lived with a foster family from birth to age 4. He did not attend preschool or receive any interventions during that time. The family was not experienced in how to work with him. He was placed in a small group home at 4 years old. He has […]

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Devin

Boy Listed: 3/2020 CO-8 Playing with cars is one of Devin favorite activities. He finds colorful toys to be very exciting, especially when these are animals or related to sports. He is very friendly to kids his age and enjoys playing with them. With adults he might be a little shy at first but has […]

Johnny

Boy: 2018 Listed: 3/2020 CO8 Johnny is a calm and affectionate boy who is happiest when he gets to play. He likes toys he can drag and building toys especially when they are colorful. He finds it very fun to build little towers and then destroy them. Johnny enjoys spending time with other kids, even […]

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Michael, Finn and Felix

Siblings Listed: 3/2020 CO8 Michael, Finn and Felix are three brothers who love to play together. Felix is the youngest. He is a charismatic 2-year-old, who likes playing with balls and running around. He is much of an explorer in the making. He also enjoys watching videos for kids such as Peppa Pig. Felix gets […]

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David #

Boy: 2016 Listed: Feb 2020 Diagnosis:  cerebral palsy;  quadriparesis ; epilepsy; Bronchial asthma; delays in all aspects of development David was declared clinically dead at birth and resuscitated. He currently lives in a group home. He reaches for hanging objects and can hold a toy for brief periods of time. He is very responsive to caregivers. He smiles and shows […]

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Eastyn #

Girl: 2015 Listed: 2/2020 Diagnosis: Spina Bifida; hydrocephalus- shunt placed; vesicostomy Eastyn had spinal surgery at 20 days old, followed by shunt placement for hydrocephalus. She had a vesicostomy performed at age 2 to prevent kidney infections.  She crawls using her hands. She can sit up with support. Her fine motor skills are developing. She […]

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Michael #

Boy: 2015 Listed: Jan 2020 Diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and has delayed speech *** I am eligible for a $2,000 Grant! ***This grant is offered by Reece’s Rainbow, for children in this specific country. Grant funds are dependent on available funding. For more information on this child, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org

Bethany #

Girl: 2016 Special Needs: Autism Bethany is a sweet little 3-year-old!  She enjoys playing with her toys and will often imitate what the older children are doing. She also like to have close contact with other children and adults in her home. Bethany was diagnosed with autism and would need some special attention from her […]

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Klein #

Boy: 2017 SN: blindness, premature birth, anemia, hypotrophy, developmental delays This sweet little boy was born at only 31 weeks and is blind in both eyes. He is able to stand upright but usually moves by rolling around. He can sit independently. Klein loves to plays with toys and he can manipulate them for long […]

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Emmett #

Boy: 2018 Special Need: down syndrome, low birth weight (4th degree premature), heart malformation, encephalopathy, bronchopulmonary dysplasia, developmental delays Sweet little Emmett was born very premature which resulted in his heart and lungs not being fully developed. He was in an oxygen tent for 4 months. Emmett can grasp onto toys but he does not […]

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Evelyn #

Girl: 2014 Diagnosis: Congenital abnormality of skull and face bones; cerebral palsy. Spastic cerebral palsy; Partial epilepsy-takes medication Evelyn crawls in order to get where she wants to go. She can stand with support and take steps to the side while holding on to something. She has spastic muscle tone. She picks up objects and […]

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Andy, Izzy, Kayla #

Andy (2009), Izzy (2010) & Kayla (2013) Listed: Oct. 2019   Andy and Izzy do not have any special needs. Kayla has been diagnosed with mild mental delays, Other Nervous System Disorders in Diseases Classified Elsewhere and Neurological Status: Left Divergent Strabismus, Decreased Higher Cortical Functions.   Currently, Andy & Kayla are being raised together […]

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Daniel (L)

Boy: 2016 Listed: Oct. 2019 Special Need: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Daniel is a boy whose cognitive and physical development is close to his expected age. He is described as very curious, sweet, gentle, outgoing and has good relationships with other children. He makes good eye contact, speaks in words and sentences, implements instructions and has […]

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Harry #

Boy: 2016 Listed: Sep 2019 Special Need: spina bifida and lower flaccid paraplegia, hydrocephalus (has been addressed with no concerns), developmental delays Harry is unable to walk due to being paralyzed from the waist down, but he’s such a lively little boy. Harry loves toys and crawls towards them with excitement. He understands commands and […]

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Tad #

Boy: 2018 Listed: Sep 2019 Special need: Polymalformation, VSD Tad has been diagnosed with Polymalformative syndrome, Dextrocardia, Ventricular septal defect (VSD), facial dysmorphism, micro-anaphthalmia on the right eye, and dysplastic right ear. Tad is described as a calm boy. Tad has good head control and he can turn from his back to his belly and […]

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Iggy and Aggy L49

Boys: 2011, 2013 Listed: Sept 2019 These adorable brothers are active, fun, rarely sick, interested and curious. They have never had anything that resembles a family so they will need structure. Aggy attended Kindergarten and will be in a first grade class this year. His challenges are in the light range. If you did not […]

Ian #

Boy: 2017 SN: down syndrome Listed: Sep 2019 Meet sweet little Ian! He is lagging behind developmentally within the norms of the syndrome. He has 6 fingers on his right hand and may be having surgery to remove the extra finger in the future. He holds his head up and turns from his back to […]

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Nelly

Girl: 2018 Listed: 8/2019 Special Needs: adrenogenital disorders, congenital anomalies, anemia, small weight at birth, chromosomal anomaly, syndactyly, developmental delays We don’t know a lot about sweet Nelly yet, but the agency does have videos of her they can share with inquiring families. Nelly can crawl and can do so well. She loves scooting her […]

Annie

Girl 2016 EE-6 Special Need: spina bifida (surgically corrected), anemia, minor delays, potential autism. Meet sweet little Annie! Annie loves to laugh, give hugs and kisses, and play with her toys. She is living with a foster family who she is very affectionate towards. Annie talks and walks well. She can hold a cup and […]

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Cora #

Girl: 2009 Diagnosis: Atypical Autism Listed: Aug 2019 Cora currently lives with a foster family. She has mental delays, some stereotypical movements, and difficulty with eye contact and social interactions. She was diagnosis with Atypical Autism in 2017. She is physically healthy. She is toilet trained and feeds herself. She is described as a happy […]

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Anders #

Boy: 2014 Special needs: Seizures Listed: Aug 2019 Anders is a 4-year-old boy and currently lives in a small Eastern European country. He is happiest listening to soft music or playing with toys that make sound! Anders is described as a happy, calm child. Tests show that Anders has learning and motor delays, as well […]

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Jasper #

Boy: 2017 Listed: August 2019 Diagnosis: Cerebral leukomalacia, feed via NG tubeJasper is a bright little boy, smiling all the time. He holds toys and tries to play with them. He is currently fed with a NG tube. He does have a sucking reflex, but has difficulty with swallowing.  He can turn without help from […]

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Posie #

Girl: 2017 Diagnosis: cleft lip & palate, facial and skull dysmorphia, seizures, quadriparesis-weakness in all 4 extremities *** I am eligible for a $2,000 Grant! ***This grant is offered by Reece’s Rainbow, for children in this specific country. Grant funds are dependent on available funding. For more information on this child, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org

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Silas #

Boy: 2015 Diagnosis: DiGeorge Syndrome; heart condition- pulmonary atresia Listed: Aug 2019 Silas can walk, run, feed himself and is toilet trained. He plays with toys, says simple words and is beginning to use phrases. He’s working with a speech therapist to improve his speech. He can identify part of his body.  He understands simple […]

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Molly and Mason #

Siblings, born in  2006, 2008 Mason has a peanut allergy. Both children have delays Listed: August 2019 Mason & Molly lived with their birth family until 2017, when their father died. Their mother placed them in a group home and stated that she had no desire to continue caring for them. The children are very […]

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Teddy #

Boy: 2015 Listed: July 2019 Special Need:congenital heart malformation: ASD, VSD; infantile cerebral palsy – ataxic form; moderate mental delay; autistic manifestations in behavior Despite his diagnosis of infantile cerebral palsy Teddy walks independently. He climbs on and gets off the bed independently. Teddy examines objects with hands, eyes and mouth. He is able to transfer […]

Beatrice #

Girl: 2016 Listed: July 2019 Special needs: Down syndrome (trisomy 21); atresia of the anus – condition after successful surgical treatment; pes equinovarus dextra – condition after successful surgical treatment; severe mental delay, minimal disturbance of behavior; decreased muscle tone and increased muscle reflexes of the limbs. Beatrice reaches for and purposefully grabs toys/objects. She […]

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Gabi #

Girl: 2010 Special needs: moderate mental delay- significant impairment of behavior requiring attention or treatment; microcephaly; hyperactive behavior Listed: 7/2019   Gabi is physically healthy with normal physical development. She is radiant and very active. Gabi responds adequately to praise and punishment. Gabi establishes and maintains eye contact.  She seeks the attention of the people around […]

Antonio #

Boy: 2017 Listed: June 2019 Diagnosis: Congenital abnormality of the central nervous system – hydrocephalus permagna. Condition after implantation of a ventriculoperitoneal shunt. Symptomatic epilepsy. Convergent concomitant strabismus. Atopic dermatitis. Second degree prematurely born baby. This is the case of a male child born prematurely – 2nd degree with hydrocephalus diagnosed prenatally. At the age of 2 months […]

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Yager #

Boy: 2017 Diagnosis: Spina Bifida Yager loves the company of the adults. He likes to be engaged in play and laughs when interacted with. He has a special relationship with one of the staff members, who always accompanies him for operations and for check-ups. While lying on his back, he can turn on his abdomen, […]

Kary #

Girl: 2017 Diagnosis: Down syndrome Kary can sit up, crawl, and pull to a stand. She reaches for toys, transfers them from hand to hand and explores/plays with them. She moves around to get to people and objects that interest her. She enjoys music and will “dance” along by rocking, shaking her arms, etc. She […]

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Chrissie #

Girl: 2016 Listed: 05/2019 Special Needs: Spina Bifida, hydrocephalus- shunt has been placed Chrissie has Spina Bifida, which impacts her lower limbs. She received a shunt for hydrocephalus. She has experienced recurrent UTIs. This is monitored and treated, as needed.  Chrissie recognizes familiar people and enjoys interactions with staff. She can hold her head up […]

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Penny #

Girl: 2017 Diagnosis: down syndrome, reduced vision, epilepsy, delayed motor development, developmental delays Listed: 5/2019 We have some updated photos and information on Penny. She is unable to sit up on her own or stand. She doesn’t make eye contact or speak. Penny can flip from back to front and holds her head upright. According […]

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Ivey #

Ivey, born 2015 Listed: May 2019 Diagnosis: Turner Syndrome Ivey currently lives in a group home for children with special needs and there are no other children her age in the home. She has delays in all aspects of her development. She was born with a heart condition that was surgically corrected. She still takes heart […]

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Molly May #

Molly May Birthday: 2015 Listed: 2019 Diagnosis: Trisomy 7; cleft lip & palate; Cerebral Palsy Listed: May 2019 Molly May has made progress in her development during recent months. She is able to sit unassisted, get up on her knees and has begun to start trying to move around in a walker. She is becoming […]

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Adrian #

Boy: 2015 Listed: April 2019 Diagnosis: Condition after extreme low weight at birth (prematurity IV degree). Cerebral palsy, spastic form – moderate degree. Bronchopulmonary dysplasia /BPD/. Delayed physical and psychomotor development. Bilateral neuro-sensory hearing loss.   Aidan has delays in his psychomotor development. He has a potential and if he receives special cares, he will be […]

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Shay #

Girl: 2013 – age 5 Listed: Jan 2019 Diagnosis: Seizure disorder-currently on seizure meds; delays in development; ataxic cerebral palsy; ADHD Shay lives in a foster home. She was hospitalized to look for a cause for her seizures and was diagnosed with ataxic cerebral palsy. She is currently taking medication for seizures, but still has […]

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Sally #

Girl: 2016; age 2 Listed: Jan 2019 Diagnosis: congenital anomaly of the central nervous system; dysmorphic stigmas(dysmorphic facies, four-finger groove of left hand, six fingers on right leg, longer right foot with a larger surface area); generalized hypotonia and forming hemiparesis on the left. Sally had one seizure at age one. She’s been on seizure […]

Garrett #

Boy:  2016 Diagnosis: Down syndrome, polysyndactyly Listed: Jan 2019 Garrett is an adorable little boy, born in November of 2016 with Down syndrome, polysyndactyly (webbed fingers/toes) – 3rd and 4th fingers on both hands and 2nd and 3rd toe on both feet, congenital cardiac malformation – open foramen ovale with preserved chamber function (the foramen […]

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Pippy #

Girl: 2013 Special needs: Cerebral Palsy, Leukemia, strabismus Listed: Jan 2019 Pippy is a precious little girl, born 2013.  Pippy is a twin and was born very premature and diagnosed as having cerebral palsy- spastic diplegia, umbilical hernia, and strabismus.  She now wears glasses to correct the strabismus and has received surgery to correct the […]

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Julian #

JulianAge: 2014Diagnosis: Spina bifida Listed: Dec 2018 Julian enjoys playing with toys. He is well attached to his caregivers and responds to them when they talk to him. When he is happy, he responds by making noises and clapping his hands. His report indicates that when held by the hands, he will take steps. Update […]

Liam #

Born 2015 Diagnosis: mental delays, asthma, strabismus Listed: Dec 2018 Liam was born with a cleft lip & palate. It has been surgically repaired. He has delays in his development and is currently working with a speech therapist to improve his speech. His medical report mentions decreased hearing, which could be the underlying reason for his […]

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Ozzie #

OzzieAge: 2014Diagnosis: Coffin-Lowry Syndrome Ozzie has decreased muscle tone. He can’t walk, but has recently started standing up in his crib with support. He smiles and has positive emotions when interacting with adults and when he is with the other children. He pronounces combinations of sounds. He laughs when playing peek-a-boo. *There is an older […]

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Ollie #

OllieAge: 2012Diagnosis: Coffin-Lowry Syndrome   Ollie is now living in foster care.He is physically well developed. He has good coordination of his hands and feet. He walks without falling, and can run as well. Climbs up and goes down by the stairs when holding an adult or the railing. He can play with cubes by […]

Donnie #

DonnieBoy: 2016 Diagnosis: mental delays Donnie was placed in a foster home when he was one week old. His social worker has reported that this is not a good placement for him. The foster mother is older and refuses to take Donnie to appointments for early intervention services. It has also been reported to the […]

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Josiah #

Boy: 2016 Listed: Oct 2018 Special needs: genetic metabolic disease – pyruvate-kinase deficiency – homozygote mutation p-R 446; mild to moderate core and periventricular lesions; generalized muscle hypotonia; severely delayed physical and neuro-psychological development; Josiah moves in space by turning from back to belly and vice versa. He has started forming some of the perceptions about objects […]

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Scott #

  Boy: 2014Diagnosis: Down syndrome Listed: Oct 2018 Scott spent the first 9 months of his life with his birth family. He was placed in an orphanage at 9  months old. He can sit up unassisted and can stand up with support. He will reach for a toy, hold it in his hand and manipulate […]

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Gary #

boy: 2010Diagnosis: Cerebral Palsy Listed: Oct 2018 Gary is currently living in a group home for children with special needs. He can move around the group home in a gait trainer. Due to his low tone, he can not sit or stand independently. He can roll from back to stomach. He can hold a toy […]

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Musa #

Boy: 2007 Listed: Sep 2018 He got very sick in 2015 and went through a number of procedures and while being in a hospital, his mother abandoned him. He is now cured although they keep monitoring him but he desperately needs a family to love and support him and to give back his faith into […]

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Abner #

Boy: 2011 Listed: Sep 2018 Special needs: hyperkinetic conduct disorder, congenital cardiac malformation – in a condition after surgical correction, atypical autism* *Abner’s social worker reported that according to the specialists, supervising Abner’s condition and development, the diagnosis of atypical autism is no longer valid and it will be deleted from Abner’s formal paperwork that is […]

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Robby #

Boy: 2015 Listed: July 2018 Diagnosis: nonspecific reactive hepatitis. Hepatosplenomegalia. Heart malformation foramen ovale, initial lung hypertonia. Condition after hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy 2-3 degree. Hemoragia. Intraventricular bleeding 2 degree. bilateral otomastoidit – mastoidectomy in the right. Retention testicle in the left. Delay in the neuro-psychical development. Robby is delayed in all aspects of his development, but […]

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Brian #

Boy: 2015 Listed: July 2018 Diagnosis: Congenital malformation syndromes predominantly affecting facial appearance. Foramen ovale persistens. Transient pulmonary hypertension. Pes equinovarus bilateralis. Severe delay in neuro-psychical development Brian recognizes familiar adults and has formed an attachment to his favorite caregiver. He is uncomfortable around strangers. He is working with a physical therapist and a teacher on […]

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Mila #

Girl: 2016 Listed: July 2018 Diagnosis:  Hydrocephaly; Strabismus; G-tube feeding; delays in development Mila turns her head towards sound and looks at people and objects of interest. She recognizes the faces of the staff. She can roll over, but still has difficulty with head control. She enjoys musical toys that spin and will focus on those […]

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Nala #

Girl: 2007 Listed: July 2018 Nala experienced extreme neglect in her birth family. As a result, she has significant delays in language and education. She’s currently living in foster care, where she is receiving speech therapy and additional assistance with school. Improvements in her development have been seen since she joined her foster family. She […]

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Lisa #

Age: 2 Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy; Microcephaly; Symptomatic epilepsy; Developmental delay Listed: July 2018 Lisa is a happy and sociable little girl. She enjoys meeting new people and interacts with them appropriately. She responds to her name and verbalizes using sounds and syllables. She follows basic directions. Her motor skills are developing. Videos of Lisa show her […]

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Penn #

Penn Boy, born 2007 Diagnosis: mental delays and behavior disturbances Listed: June 2018 The  child  is  able  to  communicate  with other  children, though his vocabulary is not at age level. He prefers to play alone, but will join in group games willingly if invited. He willingly forms relationships with adults. He has delays in academics, but works hard to learn new skills. […]

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Pacen #

Boy: 2012 Listed: 3/2018 Special needs: spina bifida aperta-condition after surgical correction of the meningomyelocele region lumbalis; internal hydrocephalus – VP shunt installed; severe muscle hypotonia of the lower limbs; contractures of the ankle joints; lower flaccid paraplegia; convergent concomitant strabismus; esotropia and amblyopia of the right eye – glasses are prescribed and treatment is being conducted; […]

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Kaylyn #

Girl: 2014 Listed: 2/2018 Special needs: symptomatic epilepsy-partial seizures with secondary generalization; spastic cerebral palsy; hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy of 2nd degree; profound mental delay; Kaylyn is in severely impaired condition and her development is delayed in all areas. She is completely dependent on adults’ care. Her sleep is calm and rhythmical. She is fed with a spoon by an […]

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Graham #

Boy: 2007 Date listed: 2/2018 Diagnosis: mild mental delay; hyperkinetic behavior disorder with attention deficit; the child suffered physical abuse and mistreatment; born to a mother with moderate mental delay Graham is treated with Convulex – 0,5 ml from 50 mg daily, Xanax ½ and Speridan when necessary Graham takes an active part in the housework […]

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Giada #

Girl: 2007 Listed: 2/2018 Diagnosis: epilepsy – Giada has grand mal seizures (with small seizures (petit mal) or without them), unspecified; congenital malformation syndromes predominantly affecting facial appearance; genetic syndrome – chromosomopathy or monogenic syndrome; facial dysmorphism; psychological and behavioral disorders related to past trauma.  More information is available from the agency for interested parents. Giada […]

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Malory #

girl: 2010 Listed: Jan 2018 Diagnosis: Microcephalous; Moderate mental delays; Speech delay; Behavioral Issues Malory is a beautiful, giggly girl who lives with a foster family in Eastern Europe. With a contagious smile and laughter, Malory runs, climbs and could be described as an active child.  She enjoys the extra attention she receives from her […]

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Archer #

Boy: 2012 Listed: Jan, 2018 Diagnosis: Atypical Autism; Chronic suppurative otitis media; Chronic rhinitis; Reduction of hearing; Delays in psychomotor skills development. Archer is  living in an Eastern European baby home. Short, smiling and calm, Archer’s main diagnosis is atypical childhood autism.  He does not speak, but he pronounces sounds and syllables, and he performs stereotypical movements. Archer […]

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Caryn #

Girl: 2012 Diagnosis: Cerebral Palsy Caryn is a cute  little girl who is living in a baby home in Eastern Europe. Listed: December 2017 Most of the time, Caryn is calm, especially when she is in the playroom. When somebody pays attention to her, she laughs loudly. Caryn totally depends on the care of others. […]

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Allison #

Girl: 2008 Diagnosis: Developmental Delay, Speech Delay Allison is a beautiful, giggly  girl who lives with a foster family in Eastern Europe. Listed: December 2017 Allison is an active child. She runs, jumps, catches a ball with two hands or kicks it with a leg, and climbs and descends stairs with the support of a […]

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Rocky #

Boy: 2011 Listed: November 2017 Rocky is a calm, pleasant  boy who lives in a group home in Eastern Europe. He is attached to his caregivers and responds well to them. Although Rocky was born premature and with low birth weight; cerebral palsy; and speech, motor and cognitive delays, he is making good progress in […]