Josiah Michael #

Boy, Age: 5
Primary Diagnosis: Congenital Heart Defect
“ihaveawarrior”Congenital heart malformation- peripheral stenosis of the left pulmonary artery. Hypoplastic right heart syndrome. Two-component hypoplasia of the right ventricular hypoplasia; Pulmonary atresia with intact ventricular septum
Listed: Sep 2021
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Josiah can walk, kick and throw a ball, climb steps without support and drive a toy riding car. His fine motor skills are developing. He can manipulate toys and is beginning to work puzzle and make shapes on paper. He can identify his colors and basic shapes. He initiates contact with other children and plays well in a group. He follows verbal directions and responds to his name. He can speak using simple words and is starting to put words together to make simple sentences. He participates in organized small group activities. He loves to dance and will mimic dance moves/hand motions that go along with specific songs. He feeds himself. He can get undressed by himself, but still needs some assistance with getting dressed. He gets tired quickly, as a result of his heart condition. Josiah had his most recent heart procedure in March 2021. He is on a low fat diet and takes several daily medications for his heart condition.

Emma #

Girl, Age: 5
“ihaveawarrior”Condition after herpes-viral encephalitis. Hepatitis caused by CMV. Hypotrophy. Hydrocephaly – of mild degree. Congenital dyserythropoietic anemia. Delayed neuro-psychological development.

Listed: Sep 2021
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Emma was recently transferred to a group home where she can receive more specialized care to help her continue to develop and receive appropriate medical care. She is receiving monthly blood transfusions at this time for her anemia. She had surgery to correct clubbed feet in 2020. She can sit unassisted, stand next to a stable support, walk around fixed supports and walk while holding the hand of an adult. Videos from May 2021 show Emma playing with an electronic toy. She is pushing the button to get the toy to make a sound. Her fine motor skills are not well-developed at this time, due to her spasticity. Emma responds positively to adults and other children. She smiles and laughs when adults interact with her.

Zeek #

Boy, Age: 2
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus, Spina bifida
“ihaveawarrior”Spina Bifida; shunt placed for hydrocephalus
Listed: Sep 2021
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Zeek is being taught to use a wheelchair. He can currently turn, but has not yet mastered going forward and backwards. He is also learning to pull his torso up and move around when in his bed or on the floor.
He can physically handle toys. He picks them up, transfers them between hands, looks for them and retrieves them if he drops them. He can push buttons and activate sensory toys. He follows simple directions such as “give me”. He plays peek-a-boo. He enjoys interacting with the staff. He will hold out his hand for a hand shake, make kissing noises, and reaches to be held. He uses his hands to show how big he will grow up to be when asked by an adult. He is pronouncing sounds and syllables. 

Taylor

Girl, Age: 6
Country Code: Asia.4
Region: Asia
“ihaveawarrior”Beta-thalassemia trait; ADD; low average intelligence
Listed: Sep 2021
$120.00
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Taylor was born to a mother who tested positive for Anthetamine and Methanthetamine at the time of her birth. She did not experience any type of withdrawal symptoms. The birth mother also smoked throughout pregnancy. Taylor was placed into government care due to her birth mother’s drug use.

When she was 4 years old, she was placed with a local family for the purpose of adoption. She lived with that family for 17 months. The family chose not to finalize the adoption. Taylor was placed in an emergency foster placement for 7 months and then moved into a permanent foster home, where she currently resides.

The previous foster family described her as “a happy and outgoing child who has a very good memory”. Her current foster parents describe her as “talkative, happy and polite”. She seeks out interactions with others. She can play alone appropriately, but prefers to play with other people. She is willing to share her toys. Her gross and fine motor skills are at the appropriate developmental level for her age. She talks in complete sentences and can answer questions and follow verbal instructions. She is diagnosed with ADD and has difficulty staying focused on activities, especially when required to sit still for longer periods of time. She will also “push the boundaries” to see what she can get away with. If she does not get her way, she will throw a “tantrum” to see if the adult will give in.

She is showing signs of the effects of the placement transitions that she has experienced in her young life. She often asks for permission to do even the smallest things. She worries that she is in trouble. The foster family reports that she says she wants to be good. She is seeing a clinical psychologist, who has begun preparing her for a permanent adoption placement. Interest families should be knowledgeable of the effects of trauma and disruption or be willing to obtain continual education on the topic during the adoption process.

Annalise

Girl, Age: 5
Country Code: LA-2
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
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Listed: Jul 2021
$107.10
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Annalise is described as a happy, playful, and quiet girl. She is sociable with peers and adults. She likes to go to the park and play with balls. She also likes to play with the other children and adults. Annalise loves to build towers with blocks, organize hoops, play with bubbles, and dance. We can’t wait to see who Annalise’s family will be!

The adoption agency also has a $1000 grant for Annalise.

Ian #

Boy, Age: 4
Primary Diagnosis: Global developmental delays
“ihaveawarrior”
Listed: Jul 2021
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Ian walks with support and can take some independent steps. He’s easily comforted with hugs and affection. He loves music and will smile and dance when he hears it. He also loves cars and trains. His expressive and receptive speech are delayed. He is not yet speaking and the difficulty with communication (his foster mother not understanding what he wants) leads to crying and “meltdowns”. He foster mother reports that he likes to do things his way and he has learned that when he’s told “no”, he can have a “meltdown” and get his way. He has recently started speech therapy to assist with his language delays, but is living in a small town that has limited resources to provide the therapies and support he needs.

Photos and videos are available through the agency.

Lottie

Girl, Age: 6
Country Code: LA-2
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
“ihaveawarrior”Down syndrome, CHD-VSD, neurodevelopmental delay, sleep apnea, hypopnea syndrome with oxygen required at night, and history of gastrostomy use- currently closed
Listed: Jul 2021
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$180.00
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Lottie is the sweetest little girl! She understands the role and importance of the family. When she is asked about having parents who give her affection and care, she gets emotional, smiles, and jumps, saying “I want to.” Lottie likes three-dimensional stimuli, technological gadgets, and exploring her surroundings. She enjoys watching music videos and playing with other children. Lottie loves receiving attention from adults. She is a sociable girl. She likes to explore her surroundings, dress up, and do art!

The adoption agency has additional pictures & videos!

Igor #

Boy, Age: 3
“ihaveawarrior”pulmonary stenosis: balloon angio valvuloplasty performed after birth; weakness in limbs on left side of the body; developmental delays
Listed: Jul 2021
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Igor walks independently, though he favors one side of his body. His left arm and leg are weaker than the right side. He plays with toys and is interested in everything going on around him. He recognizes familiar people and seeks to engage with them. He has positive emotional development. He mimics actions and gestures of others. He enjoys musical toys, and listening to children’s music and children’s stories. He pronounces sounds and syllables, but is not yet saying words.

Silvio

Boy, Age: 4
Country Code: EE-2
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
“ihaveawarrior”Extremely premature, tracheotomy
Listed: May 2021
$59.00
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Silvio is a Roma boy who was born extremely premature (22 weeks), with a very low birth weight. He spends 6 months at the hospital and fought for his life! He had a tracheotomy procedure and eye Lasik surgery in October 2017.

Last update 2020: Delayed psychomotor development. Visible improvement after rehabilitation. Feeding the by the bottle, playing with toys, rolls out of the back on the stomach and vice versa. He tries to crawl. A very active child who initiates contact. He makes eye contact, focuses his attention on the human face, and smiles back. Video is available from the adoption agency.

Gemma

Girl, Age: 6
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Deaf / HoH, Other Special Needs
“ihaveawarrior”Other specified congenital malformations of brain; Paraplegia; Pervasive developmental disorder, unspecified; Exotropia; Congenital malformation of optic disc; Ptosis of eyelid; Subclinical iodine-deficiency hypothyroidism; Hypopituitarism; Sensorineural hearing loss, bilateral
Listed: Sep 2020
$639.78
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From a family who met her in March 2021:  Gemma is an adorable little girl. She has a bright and spunky personality and is full of laughter and smiles. She loves to be held and embraced and ran to us with hugs. She played ring around the rosy with us, danced in our arms, and loved to be twirled. When given a kiss, she instinctively gives one back. She is so sweet. She loves to play outside, ride a scooter, play in the sand. She says “yes” (in Russian) for most things but she can say other words. She understands everything said to her. She listens extremely well to the nannies and they speak to her as they would a typical 5 year old. She can do the physical tasks a pre-K age child can do (get dressed and undressed, ride a scooter, play with toys, etc). She is toilet trained, though the nannies had her in a pull up while with us. Her vision is impaired and though she can see well enough to get around just fine, she holds things very closely to her face to see them. She has a hearing loss diagnosis but appears to be able to hear everything, though maybe she could still benefit from hearing aids. We were told that she is developmentally like a two year old. This was true in many of her behaviors but we found that she understands much more than a two year old. She has autistic behaviors without an autism diagnosis. She is definitely a sensory seeker; she has a lot of energy and needs to be given tasks and activities to keep her focused. When she is engaged in something she likes, she is completely absorbed in it. She could play the piano for a very long time oblivious to everything going on around her. Though she appears to be in her own world, we were often able to “intrude” into her world and to play with her, to get her to smile and to mimic us and were seeing gains so quickly. Her smile and laughter bring so much joy! Gemma is smart. She can learn. We taught her some basic sign language (“more”) and she began to use it right away without any coaching. She immediately caught on. She will flourish so much in a family who gives her the tools to communicate. She is truly an amazing child, adorable and full of life.

Yara

Girl, Age: 7
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: HIV or Hep
“ihaveawarrior”Other and unspecified encephalopathy; developmental disorder; Chronic tubotympanic suppurative otitis media; Astigmatism; Cytomegaloviral hepatitis; Iron deficiency anemia; Delayed development following protein-calorie malnutrition
Listed: Nov 2020
$201.60
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Wolf

Boy, Age: 7
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
“ihaveawarrior”Traumatic Brain Injury
Listed: Nov 2020
$2,706.60
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His special needs are related to the after affects of a head injury by his birth mother; he was severely beaten at early childhood. He requires permanent physical medicine and rehabilitation. He pulls his leg and doesn’t have full use of one of his hands.

He has a pretty good memory and good eyesight.

Russ and Ward

Sibling Group
Ages: 3, 3
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
“ihaveawarrior”Twin Boys

Boy 1: disorder of the brain, hypermetropia, astigmatism, atrial septal defect, patent ductus arteriosus, exposure to hiv, malnutrition

Boy 2: disorder of the brain, astigmatism, exposure to hiv, lack of development

Listed: Jan 2020
$1,135.20
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This will be a two part adoption: Family must be prepared to adopt boy 1, then have to go back to adopt boy 2. this is because only boy 1 qualifies for expedited availability as both have not yet been listed on the registry for one year. Once adoption 1 is done, the family can file for adoption of the second child immediately as a bio sibling of their child.

Ray

Boy, Age: 9
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
“ihaveawarrior”FAS, Renal agenesis and other reduction defects of kidney
Listed: Apr 2015
$1,762.50
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Ray is facing transfer to the institution.  Please share him so he can find his forever family!

Rafi

Boy, Age: 3
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
“ihaveawarrior”Paraplegia; Nonobstructive reflux-associated chronic pyelonephritis; Congenital dislocation of hip, bilateral; Other congenital deformities of feet; Other congenital malformations of spine, not associated with scoliosis; anemia; Other ill-defined heart diseases; Hypermetropia; Renal hypoplasia, unspecified
Listed: Feb 2020
$1,511.90
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Preslley

Boy, Age: 5
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Epilepsy/ seizure disorder
“ihaveawarrior”epilepsy; valgus deformity; other disorders of psychological development; Undescended and ectopic testicle; Disorder of prostate
Listed: Jan 2020
$1,333.00
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He cannot talk. He permanently uses anti-convulsants. He can feed himself without assistance.

Niall

Boy, Age: 5
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
“ihaveawarrior”Congenital malformations of corpus callosum; Communicating hydrocephalus; ther generalized epilepsy and epileptic syndromes; congenital deformities of hip; congenital deformities of chest
Listed: Oct 2020
$5,038.50
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Luna

Sibling Group
Ages: 7
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
“ihaveawarrior”Down syndrome; Myopia; Congenital absence, atresia and stenosis of large intestine, part unspecified
Listed: Jul 2018
*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant from Reece’s Rainbow! Through the end of 2021, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant! ***
$5,502.19
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Luna has two older brothers; a family could pursue the adoption of all 3 children! A separation process will need to be done if a family only wanted to adopt Luna.

Lennox

Boy, Age: 5
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
“ihaveawarrior”Spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy; Other specified congenital malformations; Other specified congenital malformations of brain; Optic atrophy in diseases classified elsewhere; Chronic viral hepatitis B without delta-agent; Other interstitial pulmonary diseases with fibrosis
Listed: May 2019
$1,323.70
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Harlynn

Girl, Age: 4
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
“ihaveawarrior”Spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy, Spastic hemiplegic cerebral palsy, Severe intellectual disabilities, Torticollis, epilepsy, limb deformities, Anisometropia and aniseikonia, Disorders of refraction and accommodation,
malnutrition
Listed: Nov 2020
$78.30
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Gavyn

Boy, Age: 5
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Congenital Heart Defect
“ihaveawarrior”Other specified disorders of brain; malnutrition; Other specified congenital malformations; Double outlet right ventricle; Other specified congenital malformations of kidney; Chronic obstructive pyelonephritis; Chronic kidney disease (CKD)

updated medical Oct 2020: Other specified congenital malformations, Double outlet right ventricle, Short stature due to endocrine disorder

Listed: Jul 2018
$231.30
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He just started talking, and his stature is pretty small.

Fabian

Boy, Age: 2
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
“ihaveawarrior”Fetal alcohol syndrome (dysmorphic)
Listed: Nov 2020
$319.50
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He has 5 siblings in the family-style children home, they are not adoptable.

Dorian

Boy, Age: 7
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
“ihaveawarrior”Spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy, Post-traumatic hydrocephalus, Epilepsy and recurrent seizures, Profound intellectual disabilities, Umbilical hernia, Optic atrophy
Listed: Nov 2020
$561.66
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Cassandra

Girl, Age: 5
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Spina bifida
“ihaveawarrior”Holoprosencephaly; Spina bifida at lumbar part with hydrocephaly; Spastic tetraplegia; Cognitive thigh deformity; Cognitive hip subluxation one sided; Cognitive pathology of development of disk of optic nerve; Сoncomitant strabismus
Listed: Feb 2019
$2,279.70
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Cassandra has two sisters, who have both been adopted.

Bohdi

Boy, Age: 5
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
“ihaveawarrior”Other congenital hydrocephalus; other disorders of nervous system; optic atrophy; anemia
Listed: May 2019
$2,502.35
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Bradley

Boy, Age: 6
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Global developmental delays
“ihaveawarrior”Microcephaly; Paraplegia (paraparesis) and quadriplegia (quadriparesis); Severe intellectual disabilities; Congenital deformity of hip; Optic atrophy; Nystagmus; Abnormal results of cardiovascular function studies
Listed: Dec 2019
$4,205.93
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Billie

Girl, Age: 5
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
“ihaveawarrior”Communicating hydrocephalus; Paraplegia; Epileptic seizures related to external causes; Other congenital deformities of hip; Optic atrophy; Other visual disturbances; anemia
Listed: Oct 2020
$3,011.90
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Molly May #

Girl, Age: 6
Primary Diagnosis: Genetic Condition (non-DS)
Trisomy 7; cleft lip & palate; Cerebral Palsy
Listed: May 2019
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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 more physically active. She makes eye contact, looks around for families adults and smiles when someone looks at her. She will laugh out loud when an adult plays with her. She watches children’s cartoons and movies on the TV and will get excited and point to the screen when the TV is turned on. She picks up toys and attempts to play with them. She still needs instructions in how to appropriately play with toys. She makes vocalizations in an effort to communicate. She eats soft foods from a spoon.

Molly May has undergone multiple surgeries to repair her cleft lip & palate. She is under the continued care of the doctor who is performing these procedures. She is also under the regular care of a neurologist, who diagnosed her with CP in 2018. She had suffered from “constant shaking” resulting in uncontrollable movements up until a few months ago. The social worker reports that this has greatly improved and that Molly May’s movement are now more calm and she also sleeps calmly too. Videos taken in April 2019 show her interacting with toys.

Photos and videos are available through the agency.

Anna and Alex #

Sibling Group
Ages: 7, 7
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
“ihaveawarrior”
Listed: Dec 2016
*** I am eligible for a $2,000 Grant! ***
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$1,635.50
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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.

UPDATE: 2019 Alex and Anna are twins who are living together in foster care.
Anna has spastic CP that impacts her entire body. When lying on her back, she can raise her right hand to reach for a toy. With some assistance, she can roll onto her stomach and once there, can hold her head up and track objects. She turns her head to sounds. She vocalizes and smiles when she is happy. Sometimes, she reacts to her name by turning her head when her name is called. She will respond to an adult talking to her by making sounds back. She raises her arm when someone waves hello or goodbye to her. She can follow some very simple commands that she repeatedly hears.

Alex also has a diagnosis of CP. Alex is able to walk, though his report indicates that he has a flat food and a possibly shortened thigh length on one leg. He attends an early intervention program, where he is receiving therapy and basic preschool services. He can only say a few words, but is learning to use PECS (picture exchange communication) and is up to PECS level 4, which is the ability to use picture cards to build sentences. He can sort by shape and color, stack blocks, and is learning beginning handwriting skills (tracing, drawing lines, etc). He plays with toys appropriately. He is showing imaginative skills (tucks a baby doll into bed, feeds stuffed animals, etc). He is classified as having a mild intellectual delay based on preschool testing.

Photos and videos are available through the agency.

UPDATE 2021:

Annie turns when called by her name. She makes a short-lasting eye contact. She reacts to adults’ speech with cooing and is selective in her interactions with adults. She likes being around other children, observes them and reacts emotionally when they tease her. She vocalizes so as to attract the other children or adults’ attention. She distinguishes the voice and the tone when someone is talking to her, when she is calm or cries. She participates in joint activities in adapted environment with sensory-based activities. She vocalizes and smiles when she likes a certain activity. She likes soft, stuffed animals and silicone sensory objects. During musical and sensory-based activities she reacts with positive emotion and maintains a good eye contact. She turns her head at the direction of the toy, which makes sounds. She follows a moving object from left to right, from above to below, as well as in the space around her. She raises her head and follows a desired moving object. She makes a choice between two objects or toys by reaching or looking intensively at the desired one. She reaches her hand out so as to reach a desirable object or food. She is fully depends on the caretakers for her physical needs. Her postures during the day need to be changed by an adult – she is verticalized and moved in the space. When she is lying, she is able to reach her hands so as to reach an offered toy. She is able to turn from back to belly, albeit with some support. She is able to hold her hands below the chest and uses her elbows for support. She raises her head and follows a moving object from left to right.
Alec walks independently. He is able to squat down and get up, as well stand upright from a sitting position on the floor. His walking has stabilized but he still frequently stumbles and falls. He climbs up and down stairs with support. He is able to throw and roll a ball but has difficulty in catching it. He uses both hands when manipulating objects. His left hand seems to be dominant. He copes with activities that require the use of both hands with each hand performing a different action (buttoning/unbuttoning, inlaying, cutting with scissors, etc.), but still needs some support. His writing skills are in the process of development – he adheres to the border of the paper, he draws horizontal and vertical lines by imitation and a “nest”, outlines a circle in the internal side of a stencil. He draws a sun, balloon, face and follows dotted lines. He understands and follows short, one or two step, instructions, within the context of the situation. He purposefully uses basic gestures, accompanied by words (“End”, “Again”, “Give”). He more often expresses his needs or spontaneously makes comments about things he finds impressive with a word/sentence. He connects two words in a sentence independently, most often memorized phrases. In his therapy he uses an alternative system for communication through pictures (PECS) – IV phase – line sentence and signs of the object are included (color, shape, size). He independently places the words on the line and constructs sentences such as “I want a big train”, “I want a long spiral”, etc. He properly uses “I” and “you” n familiar situations. He plays with toys appropriately. He has acquired basic models for playing but his playing is sometimes stereotypical (he spins the tires of the cars, examines objects with his eyes/mouth). He has good imitation skills and likes playing outside, recreating observed actions. He willingly participates in activities. He watches cartoons and repeats phrases he has heard. He waves his hand to say “Hello” or “Goodbye”. He gives kisses. He looks for other children and plays with them for short periods of time, but communication with them is still difficult. He still has difficulties sharing his toys and needs support in interaction and common games. With the support of an adult he is able to wait for his turn during a joint game with another child. He compares two objects in accordance to external signs (color, shape, size). He is in a process of building concepts about color, shape and size. He knows some quality concepts (big/small, long/short, clean/dirty, etc.). He counts up to 3. He finds it easier to learn when the educational material is incorporated in his everyday activities.

Adeline

Girl, Age: 3
Country Code: S.Asia.1
Region: South Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Deaf / HoH, Other Special Needs
“ihaveawarrior”low tone, hypothyroidism, right small kidney, left nephrocalcinosis, bilateral moderate hearing loss
Listed: Dec 2020
$238.50
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!
Adeline is a sweet little girl who was very sick when she arrived into the care of her orphanage, but has begun thriving. She babbles, but does not yet speak. Her BERA hearing test in June 2020 showed moderate bilateral hearing loss and follow up recommended in 6 months. She is on Thyronorm medication for hypothyroidism. She has mild valvular pulmonary stenosis. No symptoms at present, so no treatment required, just routine cardio check ups. Adeline is sweet and joyful. She has appropriate attachments with adults she loves and is cautious around strangers. She is developmentally delayed, but making great progress. She has an adorable laugh! Adeline crawls and walks with a push toy or with an adult’s hands. She loves sensory play. A favorite is playing in shaving cream, and when an adult claps to make the shaving cream fly everywhere she bursts out into excited laughter! Adeline is a darling little girl, who quickly captures the hearts of all who enter her home. She would make an amazing addition to any home!

Kinsley

Girl, Age: 9
Country Code: LA-2
Primary Diagnosis: Dwarfism
“ihaveawarrior”dwarfism, mild cognitive delay
Listed: Feb 2021
$27.02
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!
Kinsley is a beautiful little girl who loves to look pretty. She likes to wear red, pink, and yellow dresses. She also loves accessories like hair clips, earrings, and bracelets. She loves to play with dolls and she also likes to play pretend teacher. Kinsley loves cats. She also loves to watch Princess Sofia. Kinsley is active and likes to swim, ride her bike, and play at the park. We hope this little sweet girl will find her forever family soon!

Additional photos available!

VIDEOS  (Password: Adoptmaa)
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https://vimeo.com/maaspecialkids/maa-kinsley02
https://vimeo.com/maaspecialkids/maa-kinsley03

There is a $500 agency fee reduction for Kinsley’s adoption with a specific agency!

Kinsley is eligible for a $10,000 grant with the LPA, as long as the family joins LPA!

Kinsley needs a family with an approved home study to be able to lock her file or submit a letter of intent to adopt her. A family without a home study can look at her redacted file. If you are interested in reviewing Kinsley’s file or in adopting Kinsley, the agency would be happy to assist you.

Victoria

Girl, Age: 8
Country Code: LA-2
Primary Diagnosis: Global developmental delays
“ihaveawarrior”Diagnosed with a mental delay, a non-specified compartmental deterioration, and a language disorder.
Listed: Jan 2020
$1,250.00
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!

Robert

Boy, Age: 8
Country Code: LA-4
Primary Diagnosis: Global developmental delays
“ihaveawarrior”global developmental delay, microcephaly
Listed: Apr 2019
$1,184.30
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!
Robert is a sweet boy who loves to smile and has a contagious laugh. He happily greets his friends with a double high five and fist bump. Sometimes, he will also jump up for a big hug after.

He understands English as well as his native language. He can say a few words but often only speaks with people he knows well. He communicates non-verbally like with hand gestures and responds appropriately to yes/no questions by nodding his head. He comprehends everything but is a bit inconsistent with how he responds to directions. Some times this depends on the space he is in or the situation. For example, fast transitions are often a challenge for him so he may freeze until you give him the time to complete the task on his own.

His favorite place to be is playing outside. He will often choose to play on the swing, zipline or trampoline. He has been practicing kicking and throwing balls too.

Robert enjoys school. He has mastered drawing circles, tracing shapes, and writing his favorite letter “O.” He can write other letters too though. He also has one on one time for school to practice his letters and numbers. He gets really excited to show off his projects from school and when you compliment him.

Robert is gentle with younger children/babies and children with special needs. He loves to engage with them by singing or dancing with them and will try to hold them. He is such a happy boy with so much potential! We are praying his family finds him soon! Video available.

Jesse

Boy, Age: 5
Country Code: LA-4
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
“ihaveawarrior”
Listed: Oct 2020
$1,040.00
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!
Jesse is definitely a smart boy! He is nonverbal, but already recognizes a lot of letters and their sounds. He communicates by moving his hand closer to the letter or option he is choosing. He is working hard on these skills in preschool, which he currently attends two afternoons each week. He also uses his eyes to communicate. Sometimes I will tell him to look at someone to say please, thank you or sorry and he is always quick to comply, unless he is mad, in which case he will either shut or roll his eyes. If given two choices, I’ll ask him to look at one person for the first choice and another person for the second choice. He is quick to answer, especially if it’s something he really wants. For example, I will say look at Irene if you want your milk or look at Judith if you want more food and he will look at Judith to indicate he wants another bowl of food. Jesse knows the name of all his familiar people and will quickly look at them with a smile if I ask where they are.

Jesse loves to laugh and is quite entertained by the antics of his foster brothers and sister. Every night, I take Jesse into his bedroom to sit by his bed and pray together. Our one year old has a habit of following us in to the bedroom and sitting down beside us until another adult comes to get him. Jesse always anticipates this and as soon as I sit down with him, he watches the door and smiles, until the toddler comes in and Jesse wiggles and dances with joy. Sometimes after Jesse is in bed, his buddy will climb in with him and they both laugh at the craziness of bedtime.

Physically, Jesse can balance in a sitting position for several seconds, with his legs crossed and using his arms for support. He doesn’t do it for long at a time before he tumbles over, but he is always very proud of his accomplishments. He doesn’t roll over, but when he is laying on his tummy (his favorite position!), he can lift his head up and look around. Jesse loves to practice his walking, especially if he can “chase” the other kids around. I support him by holding him under his arms and then he lifts his feet and off we go. Jesse wears AFOs to use his stander every day. He really enjoys this time and rarely fusses while he stands. He has a musical light up toy that he likes to use during this time and he is quick to fuss if one of the other kids tries to take it. He also goes to physical therapy four days a week where he works hard on continuing to develop his skills. Jesse still wears a diaper, but he is working on potty training and sits on his modified potty every evening before bath time. He will usually use it and always smiles proudly when we praise him for this. Jesse eats well, with mostly pureed food, although he also likes to eat things like crackers or cookies. He does not self-feed, but if we give him the spoon to hold, he works hard to bring it to his mouth. Jesse drinks from a sippy cup and a water bottle with a straw – he especially loves milk and juice, but nothing too cold!

Jesse enjoys spending time being pushed in a supportive swing and fusses when it is time to get out. He also likes watching movies and going for walks in our stroller. Jesse enjoys story time and holding his baby doll or stuffed lamb. He is an amazing little guy who will definitely be a huge blessing to his family!

Bria

Girl, Age: 9
Country Code: LA-2
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
“ihaveawarrior”Down syndrome and strabismus
Listed: Jul 2019
*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant from Reece’s Rainbow! Through the end of 2021, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant! ***
$3,056.49
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!
Bria is a cute little girl!  The agency has additional information; please inquire to learn more about making this adorable little girl part of your family!

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Bria has a $2,500 agency grant for her adoption with the agency who listed her; additional grants may also be possible.

Zack

Boy, Age: 7
Country Code: S.Asia.1
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Spina bifida
“ihaveawarrior”Spina bifida of lower lumbar and entire sacral region. Hydrocephalus (with VP shunt) and Chiari malformation. Had operation to release tethered spinal cord. Is catheterized.
Listed: Oct 2017
$2,076.50
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!
February 2020 Update: Zack continues to grow healthy and strong! Ever smiley, Zack is the social butterfly of his home. He adores when visitors come over and he loves making new friends. When going on walks in the neighborhood, Zack will call people as he passes by with a friendly “hello” and huge grin. Zack’s caregiver and teachers often call him a “handsome hero.” He cannot get enough of it! Due to this fact he has begun brushing his hair to the side with his fingers and smiling up at people until they tell him how handsome he is. It is endearing. Zack is truly the sweetest boy. Anytime anyone is sick or seems sad he will ask to sit with them and attempts to cheer them up or offers prayer. He deeply desires to see all of his friends happy at all times.

In classes Zack is currently learning shapes, days of the week, numbers one through ten, and the first five letters of the English alphabet. In play time he often requests blocks in order to build towers. Once they are completed he will call his caregiver in order to proudly show off his creation. When he is not building blocks he loves coloring, making crafts and playing with toy cars. His new favorite sensory play is with shaving cream. On Christmas the staff in his home filled a plastic swimming pool with shaving cream so the children in his home could play with “snow.” Ever since he has begun asking for shaving cream daily in his sensory class.

Recently Zack was gifted a new wheelchair that allows him to more easily reach the wheels. He has begun learning how to push himself in his chair. He is thrilled! While he is still in the early stages of learning this skill, he is already showing amazing progress! Obtaining this skill will be huge in Zack’s independence! He loves practicing and will often request to be taken on walks. Zack often asks about his future family and is eager for the day that he is able to meet his mom and dad!

July 2019 update: Zack is the naughtiest and happiest boy in his home! He learned all his colours and is now learning his animals. He wants to be more independent! He can scoot backwards to get around by himself. He can make requests in both English and his local language and can translate English words to his local language for his caregiver! Zack loves his caregiver Ammama so much. He always scoots over to be near her and wants to be a part of what she is doing. One day he kept asking Ammama for a new shirt, so when she went on her monthly leave she brought him back a new blue shirt.

Tatum

Girl, Age: 14
Country Code: S.Asia.1
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
“ihaveawarrior”Flaccid Arms (unknown cause)
Listed: Jun 2020
$1,050.19
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!
Tatum is an incredibly bright, resourceful, and happy teenage girl!

Tatum has no active use of her arms or hands (they are flaccid). No official diagnosis has been given. Tatum is very skilled with using her feet for fine motor tasks and uses them to eat with a spoon and to write. She has beautiful penmanship! She can criss cross her legs and sit comfortably on the floor. She is not an independent walker and has weak core muscles. She gets around the home by scooting on her bottom and she can also scoot down stairs.

Tatum has a sweet and kind personality. She likes to play with and watch over the younger kids in the home. She is interested in painting and singing. She also enjoys entertaining her caregivers! Tatum has good language and communication skills and expresses her needs and feelings to her caregivers. Her caregivers report that she is a happy and content child with appropriate emotional behavior.

Tatum attends a local school. Due to a late start in formal education, she is behind where she should be but appears to have no intellectual delay. She loves school and typically receives A and A+ grades. She also enjoys participating in school activities and performances. Tatum is very bright and is eager to learn.

Tatum has a charming, endearing personality and is well liked by her teachers, her caregivers, and the other kids in the home. She is an absolute joy and would thrive with more resources and with the love and stability of a family.

Shilo

Girl, Age: 6
Country Code: S.Asia.1
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
***
Shiloh has a matching grant of $250!! When her grant total reaches $2335, she’ll receive an additional $250!
***
“ihaveawarrior”
Listed: Jun 2020
$2,108.40
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!
Shiloh is a precious little girl. Her favorite things are to be both held and cuddled. She enjoys listening and dancing to music while being twirled around the room. Shiloh communicates well with her body language. She has made healthy attachments to her care provider. Shiloh will track her around the room and kick her legs and move her arms around when she wants her attention. Shiloh receives physical therapy 5 days a week and attends an in-home school Monday to Friday. Her classes consist of sensory experiences as well as working on gross and fine motor skills. Shiloh loves sensory play, and one of her favorite things is the sound of crinkling paper.

Shiloh also enjoys water play. With the assistance of her teacher, she splashes water around a sensory bin; using cups, shovels, and other water toys to manipulate and move the water. Her favorite game is when her caregiver counts to three and then leans her backwards. As her caregiver starts to count, a grin will flash in anticipation of being “thrown” backwards. Shiloh is a deep lover of life and friendship and would thrive in a family of her own.

Malachi

Boy, Age: 11
Country Code: S.Asia.1
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Blind / VI
“ihaveawarrior”
Listed: Oct 2020
$135.00
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!
Malachi is a very happy, friendly, active child! He loves to play with the other children in his home, jump on the trampoline, ride his bike, and listen to music. Malachi is blind, but has good awareness of his surroundings in familiar settings. Malachi is independent in all his daily living skills. He attended a local school for the blind until class five and is now homeschooled. He is very motivated to learn new skills and new information – one of his favorite activities is listening to the news on the radio. Malachi reads braille and is currently at around a 3rd/4th grade level. He says his favorite subjects in school are math and social studies. Malachi speaks Telugu fluently and English conversationally. In English he can communicate basic needs and sentences and he is continuing to learn more words every day!

Malachi enjoys playing independently as well as in groups of his peers. His favorite activities revolve around music, including learning new songs and playing the piano. Malachi has an ear for notes and can listen to a song and figure out the melody on the piano, without any instruction. Within a few days of starting on the piano he had figured out to play “Happy Birthday” and “Jingle Bells” just by listening to the songs. He has expressed interest in piano lessons as well as learning other instruments.

Malachi is a very sweet and spirited child who has formed healthy attachments with his current caregivers. He has a close relationship with a few of the other boys in his home and enjoys including everyone, regardless of ability, into his play. Malachi is finding his sense of humor and likes to try out different jokes and funny sounds to make others around him laugh. He is a very bright child who would do incredibly well in a family!

Eden

Girl, Age: 7
Country Code: S.Asia.1
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Blind / VI
“ihaveawarrior”Eden is completely blind and has profound hearing loss. She received bilateral cochlear implants and is responding to sound and making many new sounds, although not yet saying any words.
Listed: Feb 2018
$5,093.81
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!
February 2020 update: Eden’s acrobatic skills have only increased over this past year. She has discovered how to climb out of her bed and into the bed of one of the older girls in her home. This cuddle bug loves any chance to seek out physical touch- whether it is sneaking late night cuddles or laying in the swing in her home with one of her friends. The disc swing in her home remains her favorite place, however she has grown fond of a plastic rocking horse as well.

Eden continues to take daily morning walks with her teacher to continue to practice her cane skills. Eden is now able to climb a flight of stairs while holding onto the railing and receiving promptings from her teacher. Recently, Eden has shown an increase in desire to explore her surroundings. Eden’s teacher has been working with her on spatial recognition and her ability to find new landmarks in her home. Eden is currently working on self-feedings skills. At first she was reluctant to hold her spoon during meal times, but now she is able to hold it with assistance for her entire meal. She is doing incredible! We are optimistic that this is a skill she will master this year! Eden continues to wear her processors daily. Recently Eden has begun attending speech therapy three days a week. She has begun babbling more. We hope that with speech therapy she will be able to begin to associate more meaning with the noises that she hears.

Jan 2019 update: Eden has started moving around the home with purpose more independently. She is now able to climb up 3 flights of stairs while holding onto the rail for support. She is also able to come down the stairs, also holding onto the rail for support. Eden has always been quite the acrobat and has now learned to climb on the sofa in the home and will stand while holding onto the back and jump and giggle. She has also learned to find a low hanging disc swing in the home and climb on it. She loves the swing and will vocalize sweet sounds as she enjoys the motion. Eden continues to work with her guide cane and still needs encouraging and prompting to use the guide cane throughout the day. She takes daily walks down the street with her teacher. She mostly enjoys the walks, unless she is tired, then she cries to be picked up and comforted. Eden continues to wear her processors allowing her to hear and she often responds to the sounds of toys falling on the floor, familiar voices, and music. She does require frequent prompting to complete activities in her classes. Eden also continues to demonstrate some aversions to a lot of textures. This is addressed in the home through a lot of opportunity for sensory play. She enjoys having lotion rubbed on her, sensory brush actives and water play.

Annabelle

Girl, Age: 6
Country Code: S.Asia.1
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
“ihaveawarrior”Down syndrome, Congenital Heart Defect (small VSD and mild pulmonary hypertension)
Listed: May 2017
$10.35
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!
Annabelle has brown curly hair and beautiful big brown eyes. She can sit, babble and is described by her care takers as content, smiley and gentle towards peers and caregivers.

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

Poppy

Girl, Age: 13
Country Code: SE.Asia.2
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Thalassemia
“ihaveawarrior”Poppy has been diagnosed with Thalassemia and receives monthly blood transfusions.
Listed: Jul 2019
$4.50
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!
This silly and playful girl doesn’t like to be alone and prefers to be surrounded by friends. She likes to joke around and giggle. She has been to the beach and the waterpark and enjoys swimming. She loves chocolate milk. She is described as confident and independent by her caregivers.

Poppy has been in the orphanage her entire life. This silly girl needs a prospective adoptive family with excellent medical, educational, ESL resources, play therapy and have a good understanding of institutionalization and older child adoption.

Lena

Girl, Age: 6
Country Code: EE-7
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
“ihaveawarrior”
Listed: Oct 2020
$41.40
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!
This little girl with Down syndrome 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 a loving family to help her reach her full potential.  Her facilitator describes her as “high functioning”