Girl, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome, congenital heart defect

Listed: May 2017

Eden is an adorable little four-year-old girl! She was born with down syndrome and congenital heart defects – VSD, double outlet of RV, and pulmonary stenosis. Eden is described by her caretakers as active, sweet, and very pretty. She loves music with a quick rhythm and toys that make sounds. She also enjoys snuggling with her caretakers and often called out mama when she needed something. Her file is outdated, but at the age of two, Eden was walking, needed reminders to go to the bathroom, was holding her own food, and was using single words. She loves to giggle when she is playing and when she is happy. Eden’s agency has received a written update, new pictures, and precious new videos!

*** 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***

$1,143.90 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!

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.

$8,093.82 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Boy, born February 2012Quinntavius (1)
PRC
Limb difference

Listed: May 26, 2015

3 year old Quinntavius is missing his right hand. It looks as if he may have ptosis (droopy eye lid) of his left eye, but that is not a formal diagnosis. Quinntavius likes to look at picture books and be read to. He really enjoys going outside and playing and basking in the sunshine. Quinntavius has good fine motor skills and is very observant.

 

He knows his name and likes hearing his named called. Quinntavius has good expression and is very curious. He is a quiet boy and doesn’t cry often. He can combine actions with words, such as shaking his head no and saying no. He really likes to play with toys, especially blocks, and he enjoys rolling balls. Quinntavius sounds like a wonderful little boy who doesn’t let anything stop him. Now he just needs a forever family of his own!

Video available from spring 2017.

$5,313.80 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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herbertBoy, born 2015

disorder of the brain
inguinal hernia
astigmatism
other iron deficiency, immunodeficiency, hypothyroidism
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease,
ventricular septal defect

Listed: Nov 30, 2016

$1,027.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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chloris-1 chloris-2Girl, born Oct 2010
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Oct 26, 2016

This is Chloris!  Chloris came to the orphanage when she was just a few months old. They found she has Down syndrome, with no known heart or other health issues. Chloris lives with a foster family, and gets along very well with her foster siblings. Her development has been delayed, as is typical for a child with Down syndrome. Chloris has some speech delays which will likely require some speech therapy. She is bright, happy, engaging, and very social! Her foster family has helped her in her development so much! Chloris enjoys playing with her foster sisters…a family for Chloris with built in playmates would be wonderful!

*** 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***

$3,345.00 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!

LonnyBoy, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome and thumb deformity (extra digit)

Listed: Sept 8, 2016

Lonny is a darling little 20 month old baby boy who loves to cuddle. Just look at those kissable little cheeks! He rolls over, sits without support, and babbles. He likes to listen to music and watch TV. Which makes me laugh just a little. Can you imagine how this little one would thrive in a family!?

The agency’s team spent time with him and all said he was such a cuddle bug! This sweet little one needs a family to call his own! Could Lonny be your son?

Additional information and photos can be found in this blog post.

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

$1,113.19 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!

NancyGirl, born Oct 2012
PRC
Down Syndrome, Post Op CHD, Low Thyroxine

Listed: August 3, 2016

Nancy loves to give hugs! All you have to do is open your arms out and this sweetie jumps right into them and snuggles in for a long hug.

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She gives thumbs ups, is speaking a few simple words, and blows kisses. She needs help getting dressed, but puts on her own shoes. She has started potty training. She is good at imitating and her caregivers describe her as sweet and engaging.

Nancy needs a family of her own. Anyone’s life would be brighter with Nancy’s hugs in it!  Additional information and photos can be found in this blog post.

*** 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***

$3,131.70 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!

garryBoy, born 2016

congenital brain malformation: leptomeningeal cyst of back cranial fossa, hypoplasia of left cerebellar hemi-sphere, ventriculomegalia, atrophic process
Congenital heart defect:  tetralogy of fallot, ventricular septal defect, stenosis of pulmonary artery, other congential malformation of the cardiac septa, heart failure
cystic dilation of collecting ducts atopic dermatitis
umbilical hernia
congenital deformity of the hip
hereditary optic atrophy
rickets

Listed:  July 19, 2016

Sweet boy needs a family!

$1,368.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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guardianangelscarlett-2017-croppedGirl, born 2013

Scarlet:  Epilepsy, FAS.  She is severely handicapped

Scarlet was originally listed with her brother, Rhett.  Rhett has been adopted.

VIDEO!  January 2017: Shareable video link: https://youtu.be/OyGhFHu_A0E

New pics January 2017!!  

$7,343.60 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Girl, born March 2012
FAS and mixed development disorder, premature birth.

Listed: February 15, 2016

Summer is quiet, friendly and always smiles when she is seen by an adult. She almost eats without help – but she eats slowly. She almost goes up and down the stairway by herself. She does not want to always participate in all activities and needs extra motivation. She expresses her feelings with mimics and movements. She has started to speak and pronounces some words. Summer loves music, reading, books and swinging on the horse.

She wants adult’s attention and likes to lean on an adult, sit in their lap, and give hugs. Her fine and gross motors skills development are adequate. She is friendly with adults and children.

$3,839.80 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Diane RKGirl, born 2012
PRC
Spina bifida

Listed: Nov 2015

Diane was found abandoned at the gate of the orphanage when she was only 3 days old. She was born with a meningomyelocele which was surgically corrected when she was about 1 month old. She does not yet have bowel or bladder control but hopefully will one day.

Diane can walk, run and jump on her own, knows a few words, and can scribble on her own. She likes to play outside and also loves being cuddled. Diane has a great, big smile and is described as an active and happy little girl with age-appropriate intellectual development. Could Diane be the daughter you’ve been searching for?

$3,002.68 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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40804202213 Dewey Boy, born 2012

Hydrocephaly, congenital heart defect (operated)

 

 

$2,147.93 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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dryden-2017-croppedBoy, born 2010

HIV +, possible FAS
Hepatomegaly with splenomegaly, not elsewhere classified

New pic January 2017!

 

$2,569.71 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Girl, born 2010
Congenital malformations of corpus callosum, Quadriplegia, Unspecified intellectual disabilities, Congenital deformity of feet, unspecified Myopia
Alternating esotropia

Listed: October 5, 2015

Robyn has a brother who has already been adopted.

VIDEO!   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtnJr3wf5_w&feature=youtu.be 

$4,932.66 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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malcolm-2016Boy, born 2012

hydrocephalus (shunted), spastic tetraplegia, epilepsy unspecified, optic nerve atrophy

 

 

$4,178.42 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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noelia-2016Girl, born 2010

Early antenatal central nervous system defect, microcephaly, cerebral palsy with a spastic feet paraparesis. Speech development delay. Lack of protein energy. Received primary latent hypothyreosis.

Listed: July 30, 2015

UPDATED 2016: Noelia has blue eyes and light brown hair. She is friendly, helpful, likes joking and laughing, strong will, adequate emotions and overall positive mood. She likes games with singing, she remembers and repeats movements. She has great interest in what is happening around her. She really likes individual consultations with specialists, enjoys walks – she walks with the help of walking frames. She has a good appetite and tries to talk, expresses interest in board games, but her focus is not firm, she has difficulty concentrating; speech delay, self-service skills like eating are well developed, but dressing up and going to the bathroom is problematic, probably due to the overbearing care of adults. Social worker says that she is doing much better than her diagnosis sounds.

Updated: Noelia is a tiny bit shy upon meeting strangers, but quickly loosens up. She smiled non stop during our whole visit, and loved playing with my phone to look at the pictures I took of her. She seems very bright! Noelia proudly showed us her bedroom, where she sleeps alone. She loves ponies! We brought her a “my little pony” type toy and she was thrilled. She took us upstairs to her room and put the pony with another one she already had there.

She walks alone without help, unless on stairs where she needs to hold on. She was not wearing any kind of leg brace. She is left handed and can write her name!

When I picked her up, she gently pushed my hair back from my face.

$4,452.17 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Jeremy (1)Jeremy (2)Boy, born June 2011
PRC
Cleft palate, post-op cleft lip, limb differences for hands and feet

Listed: June 2015

Meet Jeremy! Jeremy just celebrated his 4th birthday. He is an outgoing and energetic little boy who loves playing games. Jeremy will help his therapy teachers clean up and organize the toys in the rehabilitation room. Though he is missing fingers and toes on all four limbs, he does many things for himself, such as eating meals and putting on his shoes. His language is somewhat delayed, likely because his cleft palate has not been repaired yet. He understands simple directions and can point to his ears, nose, mouth and hands when asked. He walks well on his own and can go up and down stairs. He especially enjoys music and likes to kick a ball around when he plays outside. Jeremy has the best smile- he just radiates happiness! We hope adorable Jeremy will be home to celebrate his 5th birthday with a forever family of his own!

$1,058.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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ezrah updated photo april 2016Boy, born June 2012
PRC
Ankle joint contracture of both knees and muscular tension of limbs reduced

 

Ezrah can keep his head steadily and can hold his head up; he can stand up with wrists held slightly; he can recognize the aunt who cares him, can make sound of ma-ma, nai-nai, can shake and stare at the rattles, can take a block in a hand and take another one, can reach and grasp the toy beyond, and can shake the rattles consciously; he can chase the toy with hands and can look for the dropped toy; he can react to the game of hide and seek and looking oneself in the mirror; he is very curious and likes to discover and recognize all kinds of never seen objects and fresh things. He cares about the changers of around people and things.

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Ezrah update

 

Ezrah has an extroverted personality, is active, likes to play games with peers; he likes colorful toys with making sounds; he responds actively to stimulation of new things or strangers.

In an update from January 2016: Ezrah isn’t receiving any therapies for his conditions, and can’t yet stand or walk on his own. He gets around very well by crawling using his arms. Ezrah can speak in simple phrases, and express his ideas easily, as well as follow simple instructions from caregivers

April 2016 update: Ezrah is active and outgoing. Ezraht’s mental development is the same as kids the same age. His lower limbs make it so that he cannot walk. He knows and will tell adults when he needs to go to the bathroom. He can use the baby toilet by himself. Ezrah is well behaved and obedient.

He cannot walk, but he can move on his bottom with hand coordination. His fine motor skills are good and he can pick up rice. He cannot go to school due to his special need. Ezrah has good emotional development. He can read faces. He is attached to his foster mother and will share food with her. Ezrah can express his needs well and can follow simple directions. He is a very smart child! He can call the familiar people properly. Ezrah likes to play games with his foster family and other kids. He has been in the same foster family since March of 2014. He is not on any medication.

$4,457.60 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!

Girl, 6 years old
H-C
Cerebral palsy and temporal lobe epilepsy

Listed April 2015

Sweet Jubilee is doing well. She has cerebral palsy and is on medication to control her seizures.

Update Feb 2018: With lots of patient attention, we are finally seeing Jubilee make an effort to be part of the world around her. She is doing so much better lifting up her head during tummy time. She has also started making some small but intentional hand movements when we are holding her with a toy in her lap.

Updated August 2019: Jubilee is a sweet 6 year old girl. She goes through phases where she is very happy and smiles a lot, and then goes through phases where she doesn’t smile very often. She is quite opinionated and will always let us know when she is uncomfortable, hungry, etc. She is adored by everyone that knows her. Her nannies love to dress her up, do her hair, and take her for walks.

At school she is working on making choices, using her hands to reach out, and focusing her eyes on one thing at a time. In therapy she is also working on purposeful movement, range of motion, standing, and several other things.

$3,264.50 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!

alexanderBoy, born 2011
Mental delay, minor heart anomaly, left loxia

 

Listed: April 2015

$1,138.30 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Girl, born March 2014
H-C

Listed: Jan 13, 2015

Update August 2019: Maddie is such a sweet girl with an easy going personality. She has spastic cerebral palsy and microcephaly. Maddie prefers to keep her head tilted to one side, but has made a lot of progress in her ability to move it to look the other way. She tends to be very stiff but does great at tummy time and will lift her head up to look around. Maddie also loves to be held and can easily be soothed when you pick her up for some cuddles. Maddie does have a lot of muscle spasms, but we do not think this is seizure activity. Maddie takes a muscle relaxer medicine which seems to help her a lot.

Despite her delays, Maddie is very observant of her environment; she can often be seen looking at those around her and she has gotten good at tracking people and objects with her eyes. Maddie cannot yet sit on her own, but can sit supported on a chair or a bench with a little help in the right places. She attends therapy three days a week for stretching, exercises, and stander time. Sometimes she loves it and sometimes she hates it. Maddie is an easy going girl, except sometimes at meal time when she does not want to eat, but she will gobble down anything that has peanut butter in it. She smiles so big when we sing songs and will make herself known if she doesn’t get to see the pictures when we are reading books.

In December 2018 Maddie got a g-tube. She still eats blended food by mouth the same as she used to, but we use her g-tube to ensure she gets enough liquids and consumes all of her medicine. By mouth she has trouble swallowing thin liquids. Maddie is a petite girl, but has had a good growth spurt in the last year.

Although Maddie does not talk, she knows how to communicate. She will smile when happy and will cry to alert discomfort or hunger. She has been working hard in school to learn so many things. Maddie can read and spell almost any one syllable word and her name. Every single week last year she came home from school with a 5/5 on her spelling test. She knows opposites, what happened next, and basic addition and subtraction as well. To show off these skills she uses magnetic letters on a magnetic board and will choose the next letter with her hand. Maddie also likes to use her yes/no board for simple questions and being able to be given choices like what movie she wants to watch that day. Maddie is so smart. With access to more communication devices she will tell great stories.

Maddie knows who her people are and prefers them over anyone else. She loves kisses and will instantly return the favor with a big smile. Sometimes when she really gets going she will let out a belly laugh that forces you to laugh as well.

$3,624.70 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!

Timeus (3)Boy, born July 2011
PRC
Down syndrome, post-op congenital heart defect

Listed: Dec 2014

Timeus is a very happy boy currently living in foster care. He likes to be held and enjoys going outside to play. When he’s outside, he likes to watch walking people. At 3 years old, Timeus can run, knows many things and remembers them. He calls older men “grandpa,” younger men “baba,” and little boys “brother.” Timeus is extroverted, a little impatient, and relentless. He likes music and singing and can hum with the music. Timeus likes to play with toys and has a quick reaction. He likes to play with other children and when he is outside, he sometimes clings to the adults and wants to be held. Just like any other young child, he likes other’s toys, but does not like other children to take his toys.

What sweet Timeus needs most is the love and guidance of a forever family! Could his family be yours?

$5,000 agency grant available from 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***

$2,188.00 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!

AnahGirl, born July 2010
PRC
Impaired intelligence, motor and speech

Listed: Dec 2014

Anah is a little love bug! She loves being held when she is sad and is easily comforted. Anah loves to eat! She is not picky and will eat any and all foods. She likes to watch TV and listen to music. Anah’s motor development is lacking. She is only able to sit on her bed and she cannot stand. Her language abilities are also rather lacking and she is unable to talk. We hope a family will open their hearts to little Anah!

$1,053.00 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!

Boy, born 2011Griffin (1)
CP, Mild cognitive disorder, probable FAS
Flaccid hemiplegia, Other vitreous opacities

Griffin can walk with help, understands simple instructions, can say separate words.

Listed:  July 2014

Updated pic from summer 2019, he is being hosted in the US!  Griffin is extremely sweet and affectionate. He shows a lot of intelligence and is very resourceful. He was understanding and speaking some English in the two weeks he was with us. He can walk and run, but would absolutely thrive with orthotics and physical therapy. He also managed stairs well, as long as there is a railing. His favorite things to do are swim (needs a life vest), jump on the trampoline, and listen to music. Oh, and eat, of course!

From two of the families that hosted him, we believe he would do best as the youngest and smallest child or as an only child. There was some aggression and anger in certain situations. We also believe there should be no animals in the home. Or caution with line of sight supervision.

He has mixed maturity and typically fell between 2-4 yrs old behaviorally and emotionally. Sometimes older, often younger. He completely deserves to be babied and spoiled and loved on. He would absolutely thrive and blow expectations out of the water.

$1,108.00 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!

vannvann1Boy, born October 2013

Update April 2015:
Birth trauma after-effects, tetraparesis, epileptic syndrome

Listed: Apr 7, 2014

Such a sweet, squishy little guy!  His head is completely flat on the back.

$7,928.70 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!

olivier-3Boy, born March 2011
PRC
Down syndrome and missing fingers on left hand

Listed: March 2014

From a family who met him:  “Sweet Olivier! I had so much fun with him when I was in his orphanage and am saddened that his family hasn’t found him yet. This little guy was just incredible!!! Oliver was born in March of 2011 and completely stole my heart. This little boy has Down Syndrome and a partial left hand. As the mother of a child with a similar limb difference I can tell you missing a few fingers isn’t going to slow Oliver down at all! Just by spending a few hours with him I got the feeling he is a very bright and curious little boy. He even tried to imitate me speaking English by repeating the word “book.”

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Olivier (1)

Olivier is diagnosed with down syndrome and a partial left hand. He lives in a foster family on the grounds of the orphanage and participates in the Infant and Parenting program. His report describes him as extroverted, active, and energetic. He likes to communicate and play games with children. Olivier’s favorite activities are playing with blocks, balls and riding bike. He can walk, can transfer positions when squatting, he can kick the football, go upstairs and downstairs with hands held. He can build a tower of 4 blocks, can dismantle the toy and assemble it again. He is very clever and can express his needs. An orphanage project team visited with Olivier last summer.

*** 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***

$10,109.60 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!

-breckin-Boy, born February 2011
H-C
Cerebral Palsy

Listed: Jan 2014

Breckin has cerebral palsy, but he can sit up and stand with assistance. He can even take a few steps if you hold onto his hands! He cannot yet feed himself, but he has practiced holding his own spoon and sippy cup and has made great progress.

Update Jan 2015:
Breckin has cerebral palsy, but he can sit up and stand with assistance. He can even take a few steps if you hold onto his hands. He has been receiving regular therapy and loves this time. Breckin is making great improvements – he now has a modified crawl that he uses to get all around his house and can quickly move to wherever he wants to be. He can also pull himself up to stand and does this often. Breckin does not yet feed himself, but he has practiced holding his own spoon and sippy cup and has made great progress. Breckin is a happy little guy who loves to play.

$1,040.14 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!

40115180338 HollaceGuardian AngelBoy, born January 2011
Cerebral palsy – spastic diplegia; blindness of both eyes; hernia; valgus feet; cardiovascular system malformations

Listed: Jan 2014

$11,704.60 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!

Boy, born January 2010
H-C
Cerebral palsy

Zeke cannot sit and generally has very little control of his head, although he will lift it up occasionally. His overall muscle tone is low, but this has improved with therapy. Zeke cannot yet roll over, but can often be seen wiggling around and trying to accomplish this – if he can figure out what to do with his arm, he will be fine! Ezechiel is non-verbal, but expresses himself through happy noises or crying. He will likely require ongoing care his whole life.

From someone who works with him:  Zeke is such a happy little guy. He loves to sit outside and watch the leaves blow in the wind. His eyes light up each time he is given attention. He loves to be held and even more loves to be tickled. Zeke has the cutest little dimples and a beautiful smile that can melt any ones heart! He is always in a good mood and very rarely cries. Even though his name was given to him recently, he already response to it!  Zeke is a picky little guy and often requires special meals made for him as he doesn’t like what the other kids are having. He has only been here with us a short time, but has already touched many people’s lives. He is such a joy to be around and is loved dearly by his nannies, volunteers, and the other children!

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Zeke has very little control of his muscles. We are hopeful that with the right therapy he will improve in these areas.

Update Feb 2018: Getting to know Zeke is like unlocking a vault of hidden treasures. We have learned that he was picky about his food because even though he can chew, it’s a lot of work for him and he didn’t like having to put that much effort into every meal. Now when his food is blended he’ll eat pretty much anything! We had been figuring out what he wants by facial expressions and body language but his new special education teacher made him a board with yes/no buttons to press. He’s not always in the mood for it, but much of the time he can communicate well with this tool. It takes a lot of effort and concentration but he does have control of the movements in his right hand. We’ve also learned that in all his time in school over the years he has learned his letters and numbers. We are excited to see how he can continue to progress! With his board he has told us he doesn’t like his physical therapists because they make him work hard, but I think he knows it is helping him because he still goes without fussing.

$2,591.40 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!

Jacob smBoy, born June 2010Jacob
PRC

Jacob’s test suggest Down Syndrome. An ultrasound dictation in his file also hints that he looks to have congenital heart disease and an Interventricular septum membrane department tumor and defect. His heart has normal cardiac function.

Listed: May 2013

This little guy needs a mommy and some good nutrition!

He is not speaking yet but does understand the word “no”. He is restless and stubborn. He does not like baths and cries during them but can be comforted with food or being held.Jacob can roll but has poor muscle tone. He is unable to sit or crawl. He can hold objects and throw them and his eyes will follow objects. Jacob does well playing alone but also gets along well with other children.

Jacob is a very lovable little boy. All of us like him very much. We hope that he can find a home which loves him very much early in which he can enjoy the love of parents and owns a happy childhood, nice future. We believe he will bring much happiness to your family.

*** 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***

$6,116.95 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!

Boy, born December 2010

Blind

Todd is such a handsome fellow!

All we know is that he is listed as “blind” — not sure if he has any vision at all.

$4,125.10 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!