Girl, born 2015
PRC
Developmental delays

Elizabeth’s nannies say she is a lovely little girl and she loves to be tickled and cuddled and she will smile when her nanny entertains her. Elizabeth was born March off 2015 and her diagnoses is intelligence delay. However Elizabeth has been in good health with no hospitalizations or illnesses. Her development is delayed compared to other children in the orphanage. She can sit with support and crawl, but she is not walking yet. She cannot talk, but she can communicate with her nannies through her cries and smiles. Unfortunately she is in an orphanage known for leaving babies in their cribs with little interaction. She really needs a family to help her reach her full potential. Are you that family?  The agency

Video Link:  Video from March 2019Video from 2017

$1,176.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Girl, born 2013
CO-7
Down syndrome

Listed: Oct 2019

Evangeline is an adorable little girl with Down syndrome. She likes to dance, color, play hide-and-seek, and toss a ball. The agency would love to share more information about Evangeline with interested families!

There is a $2,500 agency grant Evangeline’s adoption with a specific adoption agency.

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  Through June 2020, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

$1,396.80 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Boy: 2015

Diagnosis: under developed receptive and expressive speech; hypothyroidism; surgical history of hernia repair and to correct an undescended testicle; delays in development

Listed: Oct 2019

Edward was recently moved into a group home where he’s receiving very good care. He’s attending a kindergarten in the local community with typically developing peers from the neighborhood. This allows him to be around children who are being raised in families and to participate in age appropriate learning and activities. He enjoys riding in the car and attending kindergarten each day and the staff reports that he is doing very well in this environment.

 

Edward is very social and enjoys interacting with both adults and other children. While his speech is delayed, he can say a few words, and will answer questions or indicate his wants/needs using gestures, sounds, pointing or showing you an object. Since being placed in the group home, he’s learned to feed and dress himself. He loves listening to music and will make sounds to match the tone of the music. He is familiar with his environment and can navigate his living area independently. He walks, runs, and plays with toys.

Videos taken in September 2019 show him engaged with the adults in the video, answering questions, and playing with a Spiderman toy.

Photos and videos from Sept 2019 are available through the agency.

*** Edward has received a $2,000 Grant! ***

$1,025.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Girl, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD – endocardial cushion defect, for which she has had surgery

Listed: Sept 2019

Video

Mariella is a very cute girl who has an adorable smile! She really enjoys playing outside. Mariella’s development is delayed compared to her peers. At the time her file was prepared, Mariella could stand up while holding onto the bed rail. She could hold her bottle with both hands to drink milk and she could make sounds of “yaya” when happy. Mariella is ready to come home and make great strides with a forever family of her own!

There is a $2,500 agency grant for Mariella’s adoption with a specific adoption agency.

$1,067.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Girl, born 2019

Down syndrome

 

 

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Boy, born 2016

patent ductus arteriosus

Listed: Aug 2019

 

$1,290.86 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Girl, born 2017

down syndrome

 

 

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Girl, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome, congenital heart defect (VSD), umbilical hernia

Maura is a beautiful little girl! She is described as quiet, obedient, and smiley. Maura likes cloth books, being held by adults, and walking around. She is a good sleeper. At the time her file was prepared, Maura was not speaking yet, but was making sounds and using facial expressions to express herself. Maura’s file is a bit outdated, but her file did have these new photos. We’re working hard to try to get some video of her! Maura is certainly an adorable little girl who is going to bring so much joy to her forever family!

August 2019 Written Update: Maura’s diagnosis is Down syndrome, CHD (VSD), hernia, and development delay. The institute takes her to do regular heart echos. The most recent time, was in May, 2019. Her report revealed that she had ASD (II) and moderate tricuspid regurgitation. The hernia was not healed yet. Maura rarely has a cold or cough. In terms of motor skills, she has made good progress. She can crawl, sit alone, walk by holding the rail, and sit for 4-5 seconds. She can drink a bottle by herself and can put snacks in her mouth by herself. When you give her a bag of toys, she will put the bag on the table to observe what is inside. When you give her toys, she will put them in her mouth. When you tell her not to eat, she will stare at you as if she can understand you. When you teach her to play with toys, you need to guide her more and teach her a few more times. She will imitate your gesture and fling the bell. She is very interested in balls. When you put it in her hands, she will be very excited and will imitate you to throw the ball into your hand. In terms of language and social skills, Maura cannot speak yet. She will make some sounds to express her emotions and needs. Occasionally, she can make the sound of “mama.” She knows her name. When the nurse reads her name, she will respond. For example, you tell her “Maura, do not step on other kids.” She will stop. When she is happy, she will wave goodbye. She is happy, outgoing, and easygoing. She hopes to have her own loving family. Updated Measurements: Height: 81 cm, Weight: 11.5 kg, Head circ: 44 cm, Chest circ: 46 cm.

There is a $2,500 agency grant for Maura’s adoption with her current adoption agency.

$1,053.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Girl, born 2014
Down syndrome
T-A

Listed: Aug 2019

“Annabelle is the same age as my youngest, and the similarities don’t stop there… she also has an extra chromosome, known as trisomy 21, or more commonly, Down syndrome. Annabelle’s dark hair frames her sweet round face. Her dark chocolate eyes sparkle. And the most adorable giggle comes from the her soft pink lips. She only says a few words and uses a few signs yet she is very capable of communicating her needs. Annabelle stole the show as she entered the room with a big wave and a “Hi” to the camera. It didn’t take long to realize she loves the camera. And she was an expert at posing! We shared in her pride as she showed us how quickly she could put her large wooden shape puzzle together. And it didn’t stop there… Annabelle shared with us her scooter riding talent, giggles and all as she glided across the room.”

Now tell me you don’t want to just go snatch this sweetheart up after reading that! Here are a few more details about her. She is 4 years old and is a genuinely good-natured child. Her motor skills are great and her caregivers loved showing us how well she could do various tasks. Watching their pride in her was as fun as watching her pride in her own accomplishments. As Michelle mentioned, her speech is delayed. She says a few words, but mostly communicates with signs. Her comprehension is amazing, she easily and quickly follows 2 step directions. And her caregivers made sure to tell us she follows instructions even when she does not want to do what they ask.

*** Annabelle has received a $5,000 Older Child Grant! ***

$1,447.23 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Boy, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: July 2019

Sayer is a precious little boy who loves to be cuddled. He has a ready smile and is described as active and lovely. Sayer loves to play peek-a-boo and will giggle loudly every time he sees the caretaker. He is an outgoing child who warms up quickly, even to strangers. Sayer had a great update about a year ago this time and we are hoping that another one might be coming for him!

The agency has videos available.  Sayer has a $2,500 agency grant for his adoption with a specific adoption agency.

$1,009.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Girl, born 2017
PRC
Down syndrome, Congenital Heart Defect

Listed: June 2019

Update from July 2019: 
Jia is a beautiful and gentle little girl. Jia’s development is delayed compared to others her age, but not as much as other children with Down syndrome.  She dislikes cold, and is not yet potty trained.  She is quite active and outgoing with a gentle personality. She gets along well with her caretakers and friends.  She follows one step directions.  Jia walks; She needs assistance with eating.

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

$1,019.76 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Boy, born 2015

updated pics 4/19!

 

Disturbance of cerebral status of newborn, unspecified
Congenital cataract

11/19 update: Oakley will be transferred from his baby home by end of year 2019!  He needs a family for ASAP!  He will be transferred before this New Year.  He has less chance to survive in the new place (institution).

He is such a happy and friendly kid!

$1,272.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Boy, born 2018

other specified disorders of brain
microphthalmos

Listed: Jan 2019

$1,175.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Boy, born 2018

Arthrogryposis multiplex congenita
Other specified disorders of brain

Listed: Dec 2018

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Donnie
Boy: 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 social worker that Donnie is being abused in the foster home by an older child that also lives in the home. The social worker reported personal observations of neglect and abuse as well. This has lead to trauma and regression. The social worker also reports that there is no attachment between the child and foster family and that he is treated like an object and not a child. While Donnie is diagnosed with delays, it is believed by the professionals that have observed him that the majority of his issues are related to the environment that he lives in and his experiences in that home. More details are in his full medical report.

Photos and videos from July 2019 are available through the agency.

*** I have received a $2,000 Grant! ***

$5,386.93 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Boy, born 2015

Apert-Crouzon syndrome
Heart defect – Atrial septal defect

Sweet pea!!

Listed: Feb 2018

$1,089.10 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Boy, born 2016

esophageal obstruction
GERD
bronchopneumonia
ventricular septal defect
unspecified severe protein-calorie malnutrition
benign intercranial hypertension

Listed: August 2017

$5,606.60 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: July 2017

Alisa is a go getter. She loves to explore her surroundings and loves lots of cuddles in her foster home. Alisa is a darling girl, whose personality along with some great dimples light up the room! She has been a part of Joyful Life and loved by so many. Alisa was born in 2014 with Down syndrome. She is ready to come home and be the joy of her new family’s life!

$1,008.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Girl, born 2013
PRC
Congenital retinal degeneration, developmental delays

Listed: April 2017

UPDATE 2018:  There are several other photos & videos available.  Harlow desperately needs a family.   She really cannot wait years to be adopted without any medical care or better care at the orphanage to give her the stimulation she needs.  Without this care, she will sink further and further to the point she may not be able to be reached.

From the agency:  When the update came in, it was hard to read. But I powered through. Until I saw this:

 

“Please describe his/her personalities in detail? No personality”

No personality. No personality. I kept reading it over and over again. No personality. This cannot be so. Her referral, from two years ago, describes her as “giggles when she is touched; lovely when she smiles; enjoys that someone accompanies and plays with her.” Now, no personality.

In continuing to read the update, and comparing it to the two year old referral, it is pretty clear that Harlow has been forgotten. She does not go to school. She cannot perform any fine motor skills simply because she cannot see. She cannot perform most gross motor skills simply because she is given no chance to. She spends her days in her crib. Alone.

I am fairly certain that it should not read ‘no personality,’ but instead should read ‘no spirit,’ or ‘lost spirit,’ or ‘crushed spirit.’ It is not her personality that is lacking, but her spirit slipping away. She has been given up on by those around her, and has no other option but to give up on herself.

Harlow lives in dark, quiet solitude. No place for a child. She has lost hope. But we have not. We still see potential. We still see hope. And we will continue to share about Harlow until a family – HER family – sees it too.

The update is concluded with:  “Anything else you think the family should know about this child? No”

A response laden with hopelessness and doubt. A response lacking any type of love or compassion for this child. This soul whose spirit is in there somewhere, but if she stays where she is, will soon be gone forever.

The agency that currently has Harlow’s file is also offering a $1500 grant.

$8,138.82 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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