“ihaveawarrior”

Boy, born 2016
H-C
Cerebral palsy

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!

$124.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $120.00 from MACC donations!

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!

“ihaveawarrior”Boy, born 2016

Down Syndrome

$179.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $156.50 from MACC donations!

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!

“ihaveawarrior”Boy, born Jan 2014
H-C
Diagnosis: Cerebral Palsy and Hypotonia (low tone)

Alan is a smiley, friendly boy who likes to engage with the people around him!

Although Alan does not talk, he is very vocal and knows how to communicate. He is good at tracking people and objects with his eyes. At school, he has been working on using an eye gaze program to speak through a dynavox. He needs assistance with holding his head but he focuses really hard and gets excited when he can say things. When asked a yes/no question, he will raise his eyebrows for yes or shake his head for no. He is quite opinionated, especially when he is hungry!

At school he uses his arm moving it along a cookie sheet to spell words, make sentences, answer questions, etc. He also likes to use his arms to reach out and tag you, unplug cords or get cellphones… such a jokester he is! When he doesn’t want to work or he is tired then it is harder to get him to respond.

Alan has a g-tube but does still eat all meals blended by mouth and drinks water well from a honey bear bottle squeezed for him. His g-tube is used to supplement snacks for weight gain, to give him more water and to ensure he gets all his medicine properly. Some times when he is sick or is having a difficult time eating safely by mouth then he chooses to use his tube for meals. This helps us to ensure he is getting enough food/water too. When you ask him, he will often indicate to us he wants to be fed via his tube when he is struggling. Alan was slow to gain weight for a long time. He threw up a lot when he was on a milk-based formula and cried like he was in pain. Since then he has remained mostly dairy free and now his diet is supplemented with real food blends. There has been positive improvement overall!!

In the past, he had a couple unexplained episodes that were thought to be seizures. He is on Keppra but has not had any recently so his medical caregivers will try to wean him off soon to see how he does. The heat does seem to affect him so he is often more uncomfortable/grumpy in the summer months here in his home country. It is no surprise then that he loves when he has a fan by him to cool him down or if he is involved in water play.

Swimming in pools or sitting in his water chair are two of his favorite activities to beat the summer heat. When swimming he likes to float on his belly and paddle his arms and kick. It’s a workout with him in the pool because of how excited he gets! With little head control, he has benefited from a float that can keep his head up while he tries to move his arms. He attends therapy four times a week currently. The therapists say he does much better in the stander when he has had his stretching beforehand. Often though he is not a big fan of standing unless someone sits with him and interacts with him.

Alan enjoys being held by his caregivers and going for walks. Going over bumps makes him laugh a lot. He loves to interact with his other friends in his foster family. He will make a great addition to his forever family and has so much potential!!

Alan LOVES music and dancing. He gets really excited when people want to sing to him or help him dance. Sometimes if you are holding under his armpits he will lift up his feet like he is trying to walk. He can also flip himself over super fast. He keeps everyone laughing when he is in his good, giggly moods!

$1,027.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $1018.00 from MACC donations!

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!

“ihaveawarrior”Boy, born 2017

At age of 2 months old he survived a surgery due to heart disease

Congenital tracheomalacia

 

 

$145.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $100.00 from MACC donations!

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!

“ihaveawarrior”Girl, born 2015
T-G
Cerebral palsy

Update – Oct. 2020: Our most recent updates on Magnolia have shown her making significant improvements! Magnolia has the sweetest smile and seems to always be in a happy and content mood. It’s been two years since we last met Magnolia and she is now able to feed herself snacks, put small objects into containers, identify pieces of clothing, match animal sounds to the correct animal, identify familiar adults in photos, and recognize a daily schedule. There is a bright and happy future for little Magnolia. She deserves to spend it with a caring and loving family.  Photos and video are available from the agency.

Original post from 2018: Sweet, sweet little Magnolia! Her little smile was worth every bit of effort it took to coax it out of her. She was a little shy at first when the agency’s team met her, but warmed up with a little effort on our part. And her little face lights up when she sees someone she knows.  Magnolia has cerebral palsy. She is 3 years old. She turns when her name is called. She cannot yet speak but obviously understands what is said to her. She can sit propped up if placed in a sitting position. She uses a wheelchair to get around. She goes to a special education preschool and loves toys with music. She enjoys playing peek-a-boo and obviously anticipates that you are going to uncover your face.

$170.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $170.00 from MACC donations!

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!

“ihaveawarrior” Twin Boys, born 2017

Brenner:
Communicating hydrocephalus
Disorder of brain, unspecified
Portal hypertension
Bilateral inguinal hernia, without obstruction or gangrene
Other congenital valgus deformities of feet
Congenital tracheomalacia
Cardiomyopathy, unspecified

Braun:
Disorder of brain, unspecified
Unilateral inguinal hernia, without obstruction or gangrene
Hypertrophy of tonsils
Other non-diabetic proliferative retinopathy
Iron deficiency anemia, unspecified
Heart disease, unspecified

They have a sister, born 2013, she lives with family.

$520.40 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $425.00 from MACC donations!

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!

“ihaveawarrior”Girl, born summer 2015

CO-7
Down syndrome

Listed: Sept 2020

Ruth is a beautiful and social girl! She likes to listen to music and watch TV.

There is a $2,000 agency fee reduction for Ruth’s adoption her listing agency.

$2,174.03 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $2048.12 from MACC donations!

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!

“ihaveawarrior”Girl, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome

Tara is a giggly and playful girl! Her report from 2016 states that she reacts to her name being called, look in the direction of the caller, and will make an “ah” sound as a response. Tara can track objects as they move, grasp toys, and she enjoys interacting with her caretakers. One of Tara’s favorite games include playing peek-a-boo and she loves to go out into nature to look and touch flowers.

There’s a $2000 grant available from Tara’s current adoption agency for her adoption.

$125.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $100.00 from MACC donations!

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!

“ihaveawarrior”Girl, born 2017

Wolf Hirschhorn syndrome

$437.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $100.00 from MACC donations!

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!

“ihaveawarrior”

Boy, born 2010

Cerebral palsy
symptomatic epilepsy
mental delay

Listed: August 2020

 

$292.10 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $100.00 from MACC donations!

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!

“ihaveawarrior”Boy, born 2016

Microcephaly
heart condition – operated on

 

He understands everything and talks back; he follows instructions.  He is waiting to get his family.

 

$310.30 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $250.00 from MACC donations!

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!

“ihaveawarrior”Boy, born 2017

Down Syndrome
heart condition – operated

 

$1,454.65 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $250.00 from MACC donations!

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!

“ihaveawarrior”Girl, born 2012

Cerebral palsy
Severe mental retardation
convergent comcomitant strabisus

listed: May 2019

from a family that met her 4/19:
She is gentle and sweet. She knows how to roll, and she rolled over to a toy phone and was pushing the buttons because she knew it would make noise. She loved when I rocked her and sang to her, and she liked playing with my hair. She has a beautiful smile and is ticklish. She loves snuggles and her eyes looked better, not as crossed as before. She is really smart and with therapies and medical for her eyes she will do amazing, even the doctor there told us that.

$820.10 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $500.60 from MACC donations!

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!

“ihaveawarrior”Girl, born 2011
PRC
Down syndrome

Cassidy is described as outgoing, active, and clever. Her file states that she greatly enjoys dancing and music. Cassidy is said to be very girly, she loves to have her hair styled and she will look into the mirror to admire the hairstyle. Her report from 2019 highlights her communication skills, she can connect two words, such as “thank you”, and she count to 10. Cassidy can walk, run, and climb on her own. According to her file, she enjoys imitating songs and dances she see on the television, and she likes bath time.

 

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

$125.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $100.00 from MACC donations!

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!

“ihaveawarrior”Boy, born 2018

Talipes valgus
atrial septal defect
patent ductus arteriosus

Updated pics 10/20; update from a family that met him 10/20:
Fraser was a very sweet and smart boy! He was very loving and happy. He seemed comfortable with his caregivers, happy and playful. He speaks and says several words appropriately for his age. He knows the names of the other children in his room. Fraser was very playful and played well with both caregivers and other kids. He also played with toys. He played peek a boo and laughed with our son. His listing says club feet. He does stand on both feet but rolls onto his heels and stands on his heels. He walked with assistance but was dragging his feet. We were told he walks unassisted but did not witness it. We were also told that his heart condition would close on its own and not need any surgery.
He has two brothers and a sister that are under custody and not adoptable at this time

$2,275.20 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $2205.00 from MACC donations!

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!

“ihaveawarrior” Boy, born 2017
Down syndrome, CHD: tetralogy of fallot

Boy, born 2018
healthy

 

 

These boys are siblings and must be adopted together! They are currently in the same orphanage.

 

$2,504.80 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $1845.00 from MACC donations!

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!

“ihaveawarrior”

Boy, born 2012
PRC
Down syndrome

Nathaniel is healthy, but has had nutritional deficits, most likely related to emotional and safety needs. We are pleased with his healthy head of hair now, that shows he’s so much healthier. Nathaniel clearly needs glasses, and we think this would open up the world for him, but where he lives we’ve not been able to get him tested properly. He doesn’t use words to communicate, but understands words spoken to him. He has high needs for touch, cuddles, and would suit a family where those things are given freely and often, and where he can bond with his people. Nathaniel has grown in confidence and security in recent months, shown by him initiating more independent play. He is kind to his peers and loving to the adults in his life. He is sensitive, cries to express his needs, and what he wants more than anything in the world is time.

Nathaniel lives in a small group home, and is making great progress.  Other pictures and additional information are available, for interested families.

A specific adoption agency is currently offering a grant of $1500 towards his adoption.

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

$100.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $100.00 from MACC donations!

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!

“ihaveawarrior” Girl, born 2016
PRC
Brain damage

Hailey is a smiley, sociable, and cuddly little girl. She can hold small toys and always smiles when someone plays with her. That smile will melt your heart. She is happiest when she is outdoors and loves being in the center of activities. She is very close with her caregivers. She cannot walk or talk yet, but she makes plenty of sounds. She is working hard at physical therapy and is striving towards learning to crawl. Lately Hailey has been taking more initiative to explore her surroundings independently. Hailey recently had a medical check up, including a cardiac ultrasound which showed no abnormalities.

$145.20 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $120.00 from MACC donations!

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!

“ihaveawarrior”Boy, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD (TOF)

Lionel is a sweet boy, with Down Syndrome and a heart condition (TOF). He is a strong and courageous fighter – a little miracle!   Lionel had surgery to repair his Tetralogy of Fallot when he was 10 months old, and has recovered well!

 

Lionel lives in a small group home, and is making great progress.  Many other pictures and additional information are available, for interested families.

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

$203.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $185.00 from MACC donations!

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!

“ihaveawarrior”Girl, born January 2014
CO-7
Epilepsy, TBI and global delays

Listed August 2020

 

Violet is a beautiful little girl who loves going to the park. She also loves dancing, music, exploring her environment, and playing with different elements and textures. Violet is diagnosed as having epilepsy (for which she take medication), right side hemiparesis, right eye strabismus, and global developmental delays due to a traumatic brain injury. Video available.

Violet has a $1,000 agency fee reduction for her adoption with a specific adoption agency.

$212.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $100.00 from MACC donations!

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!

“ihaveawarrior”Boy, born 2017
PRC
Down syndrome, hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy(HIE), and CHD (ASD and PFO)

Sullivan is precious! He lived in the orphanage for about 4 months before being sent to live with a foster family. Sullivan eats soft foods and likes sweet foods. He doesn’t like rice and acidic food. Sullivan’s development is delayed and he weighs less than a child his age should. He needs a lot of help from his foster parents. Sullivan can roll over and he likes to stretch his hands out as a sign for his foster parents to cuddle him. Despite his delays, he is said to be clever. If he wants his needs met, Sullivan will makes sounds. If his foster parents respond to him, he stops making sounds. If his foster parents don’t respond to him, he continues making sounds. Sullivan can visually track moving objects, including his foster parents, and laughs when he is amused. He knows his name and turns to respond when called. His eyes are so bright and he keeps his eyes fixed on whoever is talking to him. Sullivan is hesitant of strangers, but likes to interact and play games with his foster family. Sullivan’s file is brand new, but the agency is requesting an update in the hopes of getting some video of him!

There is a $1,000 agency fee reduction for Sullivan’s adoption with his current adoption agency

$155.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $130.00 from MACC donations!

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!

“ihaveawarrior”

Boy, born 2017
PRC
brain damage

Ronan is a clever boy and has everyone wrapped around his little finger! He enjoys his mealtimes. He is a boy who knows exactly what he wants and is not afraid to let his caregivers know if he doesn’t like a particular food or texture. He cannot form words yet but is making plenty of sounds. He loves being the center of attention and will cry if his caregivers too far away, indicating he wants to be picked up! They are more than happy to oblige and he spends most of the day cuddled in someone’s arms. Ronan is not crawling yet, but he attends regular physiotherapy sessions to improve his muscle strength and coordination. However, if Ronan does not want to do his exercises, he will kick his legs and scream until his caregivers pick him up. This is something we are working on with him though, as his caregivers know that he needs to do his exercises to improve his tone. We are working on rewarding his therapy efforts with his favorite music and songs. Ronan loves all types of music and will not go asleep without listening to his favorite lullabies. Although he is developmentally delayed, he continues to make good progress and we feel he would thrive with a forever family.

$110.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $100.00 from MACC donations!

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!

“ihaveawarrior”Boy, born January 2010

Cerebral Palsy, Microcephaly, Epilepsy, Left Hemiplegia/Visual Impairment

Listed: July 2020

Anthony is a happy 10-year-old boy who spreads joy wherever he goes! He has a love for any kind of music, but his favorite song is “You Are My Sunshine.” The truth is that Anthony is a ray of sunshine in the lives of those around him. Anthony gets so excited when his caretakers sing to him. It is a blessing to see the delight on his face!

Although he does require some assistance with daily tasks, Anthony is strong and determined. Anthony’s caregivers believe that with continued therapy, he will be able to do many more things on his own. He is learning through a sensory-based curriculum at school. His teachers report that he is making great progress on his communication skills and it is evident that Anthony will continue to improve in all of his abilities with the extra love and care of a forever family. Could you give Anthony all the love he deserves to help him thrive in life?

$696.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $635.00 from MACC donations!

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!

“ihaveawarrior”Girl, born April 2016

Hydrocephalus, Epilepsy, Blind, Amputated Right Wrist

Vivian is growing and developing very well, despite the many hardships she has faced in her short life. She is currently using a sensory curriculum in school that is focused on communication and decision making. She loves to sleep but her teachers say she is making progress in her abilities to use yes/no signaling. Vivian would do best in a stable and loving home that is willing to meet her needs and ensure she is healthy and well cared for. Are you willing to be that family?

$274.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $250.00 from MACC donations!

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!

“ihaveawarrior”Boy, born Feb 2018
PRC
Down syndrome

Video, photos & update available from summer 2020!
Video 1, Video 2

Watson is a precious little boy. He can roll over and sit alone. Watson loves hugging! When he’s upset, Watson will calm down when his caretaker holds and pats his back. Watson’s caretaker often takes him to the garden to enjoy the sunshine and get fresh air. He has a good appetite and doesn’t have issues with swallowing. He is currently in diapers and is noted to be a sound sleeper. Watson lives in an area with about 40 other kids, two and under. We have requested an update and are hoping that Watson’s family sees him while he is still so young! What a precious son he will be!

Update August 2020:  Watson can stand up by himself, walk by holding a hand, recognize people, and speak “Mama and Nainai (granny), etc.”  Watson has been living in a foster family. He doesn’t go to school yet.  Watson doesn’t take any special medication or receive any surgery. He sometimes catches a cold, gets a fever, and receives proper medical treatment.

There is a $1,000 agency fee reduction for Watson’s adoption with his current adoption agency.

$170.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $150.00 from MACC donations!

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!

“ihaveawarrior” Girl, born 2014

Spastic paraparesis with persistent motor disorders
Congenital malformation of brain

Listed: June 2020

Charleigh has 3 healthy siblings living in a different orphanage: 2 brothers -13 and 9 years old; a sister of 11 years old.  As long as all are available they will need to be adopted together.

 

$651.05 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $570.05 from MACC donations!

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!

“ihaveawarrior” Boy, born 2016

Disorder of brain, unspecified
Other disorders of psychological development
Expressive language disorder
Contracture of joint
Congenital dislocation of hip, bilateral
Osteopathy in other diseases classified elsewhere
Other congenital malformations of cardiac chambers and connections
Hypermetropia

Listed: June 2020

$390.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $300.00 from MACC donations!

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!

“ihaveawarrior”Girl, born 2014

Severe mental delays

 

Listed: June 2020

 

 

 

$208.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $100.00 from MACC donations!

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!

“ihaveawarrior”Boy, born 2011

Listed: June 2020

Communicating hydrocephalus
Congenital deformities of feet
Acquired deformity of chest and rib
Iron deficiency anemia, unspecified

$350.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $350.00 from MACC donations!

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!

“ihaveawarrior”Girl, born 2015
cerebral palsy

Blaire is a sweet child who loves attention. Blaire receives physical therapy and her current therapist has been working with her for several years. Blaire loves to go on walks and enjoys swinging on the porch swing.

Last December, Blaire had a feeding tube placed. At the end of February she had a second surgery to have her feeding tube replaced due to minor complications. Ever since, she has been doing so well! Her cheeks are getting nice and plump! Blaire is deeply loved by everyone in the home, especially by her caregiver. She is very bonded with her current caregiver and will follow her throughout the room as she moves!

Blaire is a sweet child who lights up with 1:1 attention and would thrive in a family who will love and advocate for her.

$404.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $250.00 from MACC donations!

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!

“ihaveawarrior”Boy, born 2012

Severe mental retardation
Tetralogy of Fallot
Spastic tetraplegia
Talipes equinovarus
Hypopituitarism

 

 

$119.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $115.00 from MACC donations!

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!

“ihaveawarrior”

Boy, born 2011

hydrocephalus
Spastic tetraplegia

Generalized idiopathic epilepsy and epileptic syndromes

Other chronic tubulo-interstitial nephritis
Congenital malformation of optic disc
Profound mental retardation

$583.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $250.00 from MACC donations!

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!

“ihaveawarrior”guardianangelGirl, born 2007

Flaccid Arms (unknown cause)

Listed: June 2020

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.

$118.79 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $100.79 from MACC donations!

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!

“ihaveawarrior”Girl, born 2015

cerebral palsy

Listed: June 2020

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.

$571.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $175.00 from MACC donations!

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!

“ihaveawarrior”Girl, born 2012

Profound mental retardation
cerebral palsy
spastic paraplegia
convergent concomitant strabismus

 

$195.15 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $102.00 from MACC donations!

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!

“ihaveawarrior”Boy, born 2019

Spina Bifida
congenital hydrocephalus, conditions after surgery

Listed: June 2020

 

$845.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $800.00 from MACC donations!

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!

“ihaveawarrior” Boy, born 2014
speech delay
Other congenital valgus deformities of feet

Listed: June 2020

Andres has a sister who must be adopted with him!

girl, born 2013
FAS
moderate mental delay
microcephaly
malformation of the spine bone

 

$1,262.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $1240.00 from MACC donations!

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!

“ihaveawarrior”Boy, born 2016

Spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy
Other hydrocephalus
Moderate intellectual disabilities
Optic atrophy

$711.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $500.00 from MACC donations!

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!

“ihaveawarrior”guardianangelBoy, born 2015

Down syndrome, CHD

South Asia – Pacific

Listed: June 2020

Kellan is a seriously adorable little boy, born in June of 2015 and diagnosed with congenital heart disease and down syndrome. He is monitored by a children’s hospital cardiologist and regularly takes his maintenance medications for his heart condition. Kellan loves to cuddle and though he doesn’t mind playing alone, he does have a special friend he likes to play with. He laughs when tickled and when being entertained. Kellan can grab toys, sit, and stand while pushing a walker. He sways his body when he hears music and will turn his head when his name is called. Kellan regularly smiles and loves to wave goodbye and blow kisses. He can babble two syllable words. Though you can’t see his pictures publicly, take our word for it- Kellan is one cute little boy!

*Photos and video are available for seriously interested families. Kellan is from a small Asian country. Per his country’s regulations, pictures and videos can only be shared with seriously interested families directly and are not allowed to be shared publicly. Kellan’s file is listed with multiple agencies with a sending program from this country and approval is dependent on the head of adoption in this particular country.

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

$126.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $100.00 from MACC donations!

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!

“ihaveawarrior”Girl, born 2014

cerebral palsy, visual impairment

Mikayla has the sweetest smile, laugh, and disposition. She is extremely expressive so it is very easy to gauge what she needs and when she is upset. She likes to be silly. For her own entertainment and the entertainment of others, Mikayla makes silly faces and sounds, gargles her water, and echoes the voices of her friends and caregivers. She is a cuddle bug one minute and a determined explorer the next. She is definitely full of light and love and spirit.

Mikayla has made wonderful, consistent progress since arriving at her current home. She is motivated to communicate and will babble and approximate some words. She is now more willing to engage in sensory experiences and has developed some independent play skills. She has good receptive communication and is spoken to in both English and her native language. She will use various vocalizations and behaviors to express some basic things, like making a kissy noise when she wants a kiss. She is gaining physical strength and can sit independently, move around by rolling, can stand with support and take steps using a mobility device.

$282.60 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $264.60 from MACC donations!

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!

“ihaveawarrior” Girl, born 2018
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD

Diana has been in the hospital a number of times since coming into care for asthmatic bronchitis/pneumonia. When she is lying in her crib, she likes to look up, lift her arms, and pat the mattress with her hands. She can hold her head up while lying on her stomach and roll over while lying on her back. Diana can laugh out loud and make sounds. She turns her head when she hears her name and she can track moving objects with her eyes; she likes to interact with people and will laugh when amused. She can grasp toys with her fingers and she loves the toys that make sounds. She also loves to be hugged and teased!

Video, Video 2 

$218.02 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $100.00 from MACC donations!

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!

“ihaveawarrior”Boy, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD, hypospadias

Precious Mickey is described as mild-mannered and quiet. He loves when his caretakers hold him and chat with him! Mickey was born with Down syndrome, CHD- VSD and PFO, and hypospadias. In September of 2017, Mickey had heart surgery to repair his VSD and PFO, along with PDA ligation. Mickey is close with his caretaker and he loves playing with toys that are bright colored and make sounds. Mickey’s best buddies are two little boys we’ve been advocating for as Calvin and Torin. We sure hope all three of these precious little boys find their families soon and we have requested an update on Mickey!

There is a $1,000 agency grant for Mickey’s adoption with his current adoption agency.

$190.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $100.00 from MACC donations!

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!

“ihaveawarrior”Girl, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome

Four and a half year old Kylie is described as outgoing and active. Her 2017 report states that she laughs loudly when happy and she can say a few simple words, such as “mom” and “dad”. Kylie can stand when holding onto a support and she has strong hand strength. Her file states she can follow objects with her eyes and moves around using a baby walker. Kylie enjoys playing with others.

$129.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $100.00 from MACC donations!

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!

“ihaveawarrior”Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: April 2020

New pic & video from May 2020!

Camille is an adorable little girl, who is said to be active and smiley. Camille can walk, run, and go up and down stairs. She has a strong imitating ability and likes holding writing utensils to scribble. Camille recognizes her name and understands simple instructions. She occasionally calls “mama.” Camille can build a tower with blocks and she enjoys chasing adults and listening to musical toys. She also likes playing with other children and wants to excel.

Camille’s gross motor skills are basically normal. She can walk, run, and jump independently, but her balance ability lags other kids of her age. Her fine motor skills are generally normal. She can independently complete finger pinching, eating, washing hands, washing face, etc., but her coordination skills are relatively poor. She clearly speaks “Mama, Ayi (aunt), Chifan(eat rice), Nihao(hello), bye-bye, Zuo(sit down).” However, she doesn’t usually speak clearly. Sometimes when she says a word, she will utter “ah ah ah” in a hurry. She understands instructions, such as “throw the rubbish into the garbage can” and “set the table and chairs for lunch/dinner.”

When seeing caretakers standing and feeding other kids, Camille would bring a stool and ask the caretakers to have a seat. She is gentle in character and gets along with other kids peacefully. She has strong imitation ability, such as learning from her caretakers how to fold clothes and quilts. When watching TV, she will imitate dancing. She is extroverted and very enthusiastic towards visitors. She is not picky about food and she has a good sleep at night.

Camille has a $1,000 agency grant for her adoption with her current adoption agency.

$175.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $171.00 from MACC donations!

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!

“ihaveawarrior”Girl, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD-ASD

Update and video from May 2020!
Rae is described as gentle and quiet.  She is relatively weak physically and delayed in terms of gross motor skills and speech development.  She’s not yet potty-trained. She holds her bottle and drinks milk. She can sit up on her own, but she cannot run, jump, or climb up/down stairs. When playing, she occasionally reached out his hand. She cannot pick up tiny things yet. Rae doesn’t have any schooling, and isn’t particularly attached to a caregivers. She’s begun to utter one syllable sounds. Her file says she likes to play hide and seek — I bet she’s adorable playing “Peek a boo”! Please help this tiny girl find her family, where she’ll be loved and treasured for exactly who she is.

—————————————————————-

Precious Rae has the most expressive faces! Rae was born with Down syndrome and a congenital heart defect- ASD. She was reported to have developmental delays commonly seen with children with Down syndrome, but she has been diligently working to meet milestones. Rae’s caregivers say that she is calm and easy-going. At the time her file was prepared, she loved when her caregivers would give her a massage and when they would hold her and talk to her. When the nanny would tell her stories, she would quietly listen and when the nanny would call on her, she would look at the nanny. Little Rae desperately needs an update and we’re hoping one will come for her soon!

There is a $1,000 agency grant for Rae’s adoption with her current adoption agency.

$552.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $260.00 from MACC donations!

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!

“ihaveawarrior”Boy, born 2018
PRC
epidermolysis bullosa (EB) and CHD-ASD

Ping is a sweet little boy, with epidermolysis bullosa (EB) and CHD-ASD. Ping was sent to a special home when he was only a few weeks old because he needed nursing care for his skin, extra nutrition, and heart surgery. Ping has had surgery for his heart, but still needs lots of special care for his skin. His skin is easily damaged from ordinary things, like seams on clothing, scratching an itch, and by doing things like rolling over, sitting up, or crawling. During the summer of 2019, Ping started to eat food orally. His nannies are so proud of the progress he’s made! He can sit up independently and loves singing time!

We sure hope Ping’s family finds him and can get him home while he’s still so young!

$644.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $100.00 from MACC donations!

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!

“ihaveawarrior”Boy, born 2012
Down syndrome, CHD

CO-8

Listed: March 2020

This eight-year-old boy may be shy at first but is full of love inside and is looking for a loving family to help him externalize it. If you want to see Maxwell happiest, play some music and ask him to dance. Through the sounds of the songs he likes, you can always bring a smile out of him. One of his favorite activities is to ride around in the car while listening to his favorite tunes, as the constant movement of the car gives him a feeling of safety.

Maxwell has a diagnosis of Down syndrome, risk of low size, heart disease correction, adenoid hypertrophy and daytime and nighttime enuresis and encopresis. Due to his diagnosis he needs constant attention and support to get through daily tasks such as brushing his teeth and getting dressed. He doesn’t usually speak verbally. Maxwell has a hard time relating to kids his age therefore needs a lot of encouragement on making new friendships and maintaining them. With the constant affection and support of a loving family, Maxwell will exceed his potential and become the wonderful boy he is supposed to.

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

$119.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $100.00 from MACC donations!

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!

“ihaveawarrior”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 no trouble relating once he feels comfortable. Devin enjoys painting. He can spend a lot of time mixing colors and making spectacular artworks. 

Devin gets very excited when someone he cares about comes to visit him. He will receive them with hugs, kisses and lots of smiles. He also likes it when he gets to go out to walk around or play in the park. Devin has a diagnosis of speech and language development disorder and microcephaly with what is suspected to be a cognitive deficit. He would do best in a family that can work with him through all the different parts of his development, keeping in mind his own necessities.

$105.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $101.00 from MACC donations!

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!

“ihaveawarrior”Boy, born 2018
PRC
Down syndrome, funnel chest, and PFO

Update from May 2019: Henry is 1 ½ years old. At the age of 11 months, Henry enjoyed playing on the cushion, turning around, making a circle. He was reaching for toys and is most happy when a caretaker is playing with him. He likes to play with his hands and play with toys that make noise. He is described as a lovely boy who likes playing in the water during bathtime!

$337.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $333.00 from MACC donations!

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!

“ihaveawarrior”Boy, born 2010

spinal dysraphism corrected through surgery and neurogenic bladder

Listed: Feb 2020

Keaton has no physical limitations and is incredibly active. Keaton loves to jump on the trampoline, play chase, and ride bikes. He started attending a full-day public school in January 2020 and has quickly and easily made friends with the other children in his class. Keaton is very motivated to learn and tries to soak in as much information about everything around him. He is behind slightly academically due to the previous orphanage he was living in, however he has made incredible strides in his education this past year. Keaton is currently reading at a 1st/2nd grade level, and can complete double digit addition and subtraction questions. His ability to both understand and speak English has also increased exponentially this year. He is able to communicate most everything he wants and needs in English and will use 6-8 word sentences in English regularly. If he doesn’t know the English word for something he will describe it using other words until his point is made. At school, Keaton tells his teacher that his favorite subjects are reading and dance class!

Keaton takes daily medication and uses a catheter throughout the day. Keaton is incredibly independent in his medical care and daily catheterizations requiring only some supervision to make sure his catheter is cleaned properly. More information available about Keaton’s continence care for seriously interested families.

Keaton is a very spirited, sweet, and creative child who has formed healthy attachments with his current caregivers. He is independent in all of his daily living tasks and likes to make a good impression at school by making sure he dresses nicely. He has a great sense of humor and will laugh at his own jokes with the sweetest smile and biggest, belly laugh. Keaton loves building in sand and playing in mud. Keaton honestly just loves all things outdoors in general! Keaton is such a clever child with an incredible future ahead of him, especially in a family to call his own!

$136.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $100.00 from MACC donations!

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!

“ihaveawarrior”Boy, born 2018

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
Iron deficiency anemia
Other ill-defined heart diseases
Hypermetropia
Renal hypoplasia, unspecified

 

Listed: Feb 2020

$1,333.15 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $900.60 from MACC donations!

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!

“ihaveawarrior”

June 2020

Boy, born 2015

Nanism
Williams Syndrome

Listed: Feb 2020

 

ADOPTED!!

 

Elon’s grant of $482.90 has been gifted to Wolf.

“ihaveawarrior”
Girl: 2012

Listed: Jan 2020

CO-3

Diagnosed with a mental delay, a non-specified compartmental deterioration, null of minimal, and a language disorder.

 

$920.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $762.00 from MACC donations!

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!

“ihaveawarrior” Boy, born 2016

Listed: January 2020

epilepsy
valgus deformity
other disorders of psychological development
Undescended and ectopic testicle
Disorder of prostate

He cannot talk. He permanently uses anti-convulsants.  He can feed himself without assistance.

$756.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $545.00 from MACC donations!

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!

“ihaveawarrior”Girl, born 2016

sphingolipidosis
paraplegia
Motor neuron disease
Generalized idiopathic epilepsy and epileptic syndromes
Other specified disorders of nose and nasal sinuses
Astigmatism
Toxoplasmosis
Iron deficiency anemia
lack of development

$695.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $670.00 from MACC donations!

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!

“ihaveawarrior”

Boy, born 2017

Listed: January 2020

spastic tetraparesis
Sequelae of inflammatory diseases of central nervous system
Lack of expected normal physiological development in childhood

 

$155.60 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $125.00 from MACC donations!

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!

“ihaveawarrior”Twin Boys, born 2018

Boy 1:                                            Boy 2:
disorder of the brain                  disorder of the brain
hypermetropia                            astigmatism
astigmatism                                 exposure to hiv
atrial septal defect                      lack of development
patent ductus arteriosus
exposure to hiv
protein calorie malnutrition

 

Listed: January 2020

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.

$525.20 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $500.00 from MACC donations!

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!

“ihaveawarrior”Girl, born 2017

Listed: January 2020

strabismus
lack of development
other form of congenital malformation of the heart
FAS

$245.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $145.00 from MACC donations!

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!

“ihaveawarrior”Girl, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD-VSD (post-op)

Update from Feb 2020:
Kora can eat solid foods, she can eat all foods suitable for children. But because it is an institutional setting, we give the children little fish to eat. All bones are removed from meat and fish by nannies before serving to the children for safety. We usually give her softer foods.  She can grab things to eat herself. She also will break off and share snacks with other children.

 

*What she means is that they give them soft foods usually mixed with rice to prevent choking, to help the children eat faster, and so they don’t have to distinguish from children with stomach or eating issues. All the children who have come with this diet have had stomach issues because of it and have needed time to adjust to eating harder foods but recovered fine. Each day after eating in the morning and night she will drink a little milk.

Kora can understand almost everything that is said to her. She also can respond using actions, she just cannot communicate with spoken language, she can only speak a little.   She did not show any problems with the heart after her heart surgery. Previously her eyes often had tears. In December 2019, an eye examination was performed. She had a Nasolacrimal duct narrowing + nasolacrimal duct intubation. She has recovered well from this.

——————————————-

Kora is a beautiful little girl with a beautiful smile and cute little dimples! Kora was born with Down syndrome and a CHD-VSD, for which she has had surgery to correct. By 2.5 years of age, Kora was walking forwards and backwards independently. She can understand simple instructions and helps look after other children near her. If another child has a runny nose, the caretaker will say “Kora, wipe the nose for your friend with the towel” and she would use the towel to help clean the child. She would pass it to the caretaker and then get another towel to clean another child up. Her caregiver will give her a thumbs up and praise her for being so great. At the end of an activity, she will put away toys with the other children. Kora likes music and dancing to the beat. She gets along well with other children and will kiss them or put her hand on her mouth and blow them a kiss. She will wave her hands to say goodbye. Kora is also very happy to play outdoors! She loves to pull the caretaker’s hands to go upstairs and walk on the bridge. She enjoys looking around and touching flowers and grasses after seeing them.

In May of 2019, Kora started attending the Little Sister’s Pre-School Program. She adapted well to going to school. She can move her stool to the designated position when she comes into the classroom and will sit down happily. She does not speak much, but she can understand the teacher’s instructions and will cooperate positively. When the teacher calls her name, she can raise her hands up to indicate that she is there. She will imitate the teacher to dance along to the music in class. Kora can hold a pen to write on the blank paper. She will curiously touch the lines she draws with the other hand. When the teacher says it is time to go outside, Kora always stands up and runs to the door. She likes interaction with people too and is not scared of new people. Kora has a good appetite and she likes snacks. She is a sound sleeper. Kora is ready for a forever family! Could that family be yours?

There is a $1,000 Agency Grant with a specific adoption agency to help a family bring Kora home!

$318.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $314.00 from MACC donations!

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!

“ihaveawarrior”Boy, born 2018

Microcephaly
Disorder of brain
Other developmental disorders of speech and language
Esotropia
Anemia
Carrier of viral hepatitis
Congenital hydronephrosis
Abnormal results of cardiovascular function studies

 

$1,320.35 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $1300.00 from MACC donations!

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!

“ihaveawarrior”Boy, born 2017

Disorder of the Brain
Other developmental disorders of speech and language
Undescended testicle
Accessory thumb(s)
Acquired deformity of chest and rib
Ventricular septal defect

Listed: Dec 2019

$1,595.15 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $835.00 from MACC donations!

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!

“ihaveawarrior”Boy, born 2014

Updated pics 12/19!

Generalized idiopathic epilepsy and epileptic syndromes
Mild mental retardation
Convergent concomitant strabismus

Warik has two sisters —
girl, born 2013
girl, born 2017
both healthy

All 3 siblings must be adopted together!

$765.10 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $635.50 from MACC donations!

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!

“ihaveawarrior” Girl, born 2013

Pics from Dec 2019; video available, too.

HIV
Spastic quadriplegia
Unspecified mental retardation
Convergent concomitant strabismus

Ptosis (eyelid)

 

$137.90 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $101.00 from MACC donations!

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!

“ihaveawarrior”

Boy, born 2019

 

Arnold Chiari syndrome
probably spina bifida
many other codes

$1,559.30 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $806.00 from MACC donations!

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!

 

“ihaveawarrior”

Boy, born 2016
healthy

Boy, born 2014
HIV

These brothers must be adopted together!

They have a young sibling who is not available.

 

$2,501.15 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $2435.45 from MACC donations!

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!

“ihaveawarrior”Boy, born 2017

Spastic hemiplegic cerebral palsy
Localization-related (focal) (partial) symptomatic epilepsy and epileptic syndromes with complex partial seizures
Unspecified intellectual disabilities
Asthma
Abnormal results of cardiovascular function studies

$118.48 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $113.98 from MACC donations!

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!

“ihaveawarrior”Boy, born 2015

Microcephaly
Paraplegia (paraparesis) and quadriplegia (quadriparesis)
Severe intellectual disabilities
Congenital deformity of hip
Optic atrophy
Nystagmus
Abnormal results of cardiovascular function studies

 

$828.70 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $520.00 from MACC donations!

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!

“ihaveawarrior”Girl, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome, severe nerve deafness of both ears

Listed: Nov 2019

Fleur’s file states that her eyes trace people and objects. Fleur’s motion and coordination is a bit clumsy according to her file. Fleur enjoys playing with toys of various colors and textures and likes to be close to others. Her file indicates she can grasp objects, sit, roll over, and she is learning how to make consonant sounds.

Fleur has a $2,000 agency fee reduction for her adoption with their current adoption agency!

$104.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $100.00 from MACC donations!

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!

“ihaveawarrior”Boy, born 2018

Cerebral palsy
protein-calorie malnutrition
Iron deficiency anemia
Astigmatism
Optic atrophy
Exotropia
Other ill-defined heart diseases

$1,067.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $130.00 from MACC donations!

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!

“ihaveawarrior”Boy, born 2014

FAS
moderate mental delay
benign neoplasm of neck
two-sided fallen arches
undernutrition

From a family that met him summer 2019: He is adorable, turned 5 this summer. Started walking recently. Has FAS. Cute as a button. Care taker said isn’t violent or doesn’t act out like other kids. Only fusses when it’s time to eat. He walked into my arms without knowing me!

 

$805.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $500.00 from MACC donations!

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!

“ihaveawarrior”Girl, born 2011
PRC
Down syndrome

When Meghan first entered her institute she had poor physique and digestion but under the nannies care she gradually improved. When she was 4 years old she was receiving some education, motor and language training. She crawled quickly and could stand and walk with support. She was extroverted and smiled a lot. She liked to play with friends, understood simple instructions, knew the names of body parts, could call “mom” and waved her hands to express “good-bye.”

In May 2018 it was reported that she could walk and run on her own. She used a spoon to feed herself, could follow simple instructions and could play with toys alone. Her intelligence was said to be delayed and although she couldn’t yet speak in full sentences she could say simple words like, “thank you” and understood other people.

2019 UPDATE: Meghan is said to be an active and cute girl who likes posing for pictures! She enjoys going out to play and interacting with other children. She can kick and bounce a ball, walk freely, feed and dress herself, dance, sing, and string beads. She understands her teacher’s instructions and imitates well.  Additional photos and video available.

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

$291.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $121.00 from MACC donations!

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!

“ihaveawarrior”Girl, born 2019

Deletion from autosomes, unspecified
Patent ductus arteriosus
Other congenital malformations of cardiac chambers and connections,
Organic emotionally labile (asthenic) disorder

Listed: Oct 2019

$453.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $350.00 from MACC donations!

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!

“ihaveawarrior”
Girl, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Oct 2019

Sweet little Charlotte! She does need an update as the information we have now is from when she was 1 year and 3 months old. The orphanage staff say: she can roll over freely; she can hold her chest up for several minutes with hands propping while lying on the stomach; she lies prone when she is tired; she can visually move follow moving toy and can stretch her hands out to reach the toy in the toy shelf. There are happy laughs on her face when there are sounds from the toys; she would catch the caretaker’s attention by crying when she is hungry and stops crying when she sees the feeding bottle; she is able to drink with hands holding the feeding bottle; she becomes quiet when she is full, lies quietly or plays with her hands while lying on the stomach, she looks smart.  Video available.

$1,109.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $1100.00 from MACC donations!

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!

“ihaveawarrior”Boy, born 2005

Kidney Nephrosis

Listed: Sept 2019

White blood cell count is raised. Both kidneys are functioning. He takes medication (hormone therapy) He tires quickly. His face is swollen because of medication. He cannot eat a lot of fried food and cannot play sports. He is sweet and kind and really wants a family.

He has a beautiful singing voice, dreams of being interior designer, and is a huge helper to the orphanage director. Callum loves animals and painting and music. Favorite colors black and grey and white.

He asks the facilitator every time they come if they have a family for him yet.

$2,133.96 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $1015.56 from MACC donations!

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!

“ihaveawarrior”Girl, born 2010

S. E. Asia (2)

Listed: Aug 2019

Peyton is in the 1st grade and enjoys computers, science and math. She is vocal with her opinion and her frustrations and wants attention from her caregivers. She likes to be different than the other girls in her orphanage and she participates in the orphanage group activities. She likes to save her allowance, loves cats, and enjoys playing ping pong. She is sad when the older girls in the orphanage pick on her. She has been to camp and loved to play in the swimming pool.

Peyton has a history of latent tuberculosis and hepatitis.  She has been in the orphanage her entire life.  This unique girl needs a prospective adoptive family with good educational, ESL resources, play therapy and have a good understanding of institutionalization and older child adoption.

$125.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $100.00 from MACC donations!

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!