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Older Child Grant — Other Angels

AdamLizzie (1)Beginning May 6, 2016, children age 10 & up are eligible for a grant up to $10,000.  Older children with special needs other than Down syndrome are referred to as “Other Angels” on the Reece’s Rainbow website.

$454,000 has been awarded in Older Other Angel Grants since May 2016.

We are currently working on rebuilding this grant fund!  

Additional information available on the new Older Child Grant policy.  To inquire about one of these children, please email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org

For a list of children who are eligible for these grant funds:  Older Other Angel Boys     and     Older Other Angel Girls  and    Other Angel Children (HIV)

 

To donate to the Older Child Grants (Other Angels) and help the grant grow:

$36,408.20 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $657.50 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!

Checks can be mailed to:
Reece’s Rainbow
PO Box 146
Combined Locks, WI 54113

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Nolan

Boy, Born October 2006

Nolan is a handsome little boy who was born with FAS (fetal alcohol syndrome).  He is able to walk, but is not verbal (not certain whether by choice or inability) and is not very active with other children.   Nolan will so benefit from having a family love him and help him come out of his shell.

Listed: Feb 27, 2011

From his medical records:  alalia, significant mental delay, crossed eyes, hypospadias

*** I am eligible for an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds.
For more information, visit: Other Angels Older Child Grant ***

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Eric

eric2016BOY, Born October 29, 2006

Listed: September 2010

SIGNIFICANT RISK, PLEASE ADOPT ME SOON!!

Eric has been transferred now .  The daily suffering and mere existence is heart-wrenching.  Try to imagine a life like this!   Eric will remain bedridden for life…he needs a family quickly!

 

Eric may be adoptable with Kyle and Preston.

*** I am eligible for an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds.
For more information, visit: Other Angels Older Child Grant ***

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Jacque

Jacque (2)

Jacque-001Boy, born November 2006
PRC
Cerebral palsy

 

Jacque is lovely, open, and ready to smile. He has language dysfunction due to his CP. He can walk with a walker and can understand simple directions. Jacque has difficulty with chewing function. He likes playing with other kids and watching cartoons. His caregivers and the other kids like him.

*** I am eligible for an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds.
For more information, visit: Other Angels Older Child Grant ***

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The Reece’s Rainbow Prayer Warrior Ministry was created with three goals in mind:

  1. To lift the daily needs of each waiting child up in prayer
  2. To lift Reece’s Rainbow up in prayer
  3. To lift the families whom God is preparing for each waiting child up in prayer

 

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April L7

girlsillouettenophotoGirl, born on 2006

April lives with a foster family since 2007.  Foster family does not wish to adopt the child because the family believes that in the child’s best interest is to ensure the adoption abroad, as in this way child would have access to better medical care and more opportunities.

Suspected celiac disease; milk allergy.  Delivery complications, premature birth.  Low hemoglobin levels (anemia), congenital heart disease

Listed:  April 25, 2016

April has grey-bluish eyes, blond hair. The girl has a significant development progress, she can walk and even run, girl contacts with other children, carries out simple instructions. The girl has begun to develop speech- separate words. The girl attends massage, remedial gymnastics and takes part in therapy on regular basis. The girl starts to show interest in animals – when she rides a horse during Reiter therapy time, she touches the animal, observes foals with interest.

Repeated haemoglobin analysis at the end of summer 2016; planned consultation of a psychiatrist. Asthma medication is not being taken – the girl has not had asthma attacks.

*** I am eligible for an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds.
For more information, visit: Other Angels Older Child Grant ***

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Denny

denny-updateDennyBoy, born August 2006
PRC
Hydrocephalus

Denny has got some spunk and personality! Denny is diagnosed with hydrocephalus. His orphanage has asked for help in advocating for him because they feel he is special and are surprised he has waited so long. From an April 2015 update: Denny’s mental development is normal. His language is behind his same aged peers. He can only say one word or two words at one time. If there is something new, he will ask, “What is it?” Though he cannot speak a whole sentence, he can understand all directions from adults and can express his needs very well by words and body language. His response is quiet and he has good memory. He is fully potty trained. Denny is introverted, but he smiles a lot. He is stubborn sometimes, but he is well behaved and obedient. Denny’s gross motor skills are totally normal. He can run, walk, jump, walk upstairs and downstairs. His fine motor skills are also normal. Denny studies at home. A special education teacher visits him 1 or two times a week. He can catch up with his study. He is very attached to his foster grandma and he cares for other kids. Denny is very helpful. His foster grandma was cooking congee and he saw it was overcooked, so he rushed to tell the grandma right away. He helps take care of the younger kids in the family. Denny gets along well with other kids and adults around him. He has been with the same foster family since he was little.

*** I am eligible for an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds.
For more information, visit: Other Angels Older Child Grant ***

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Kipper

Kipper (2)

Kipper (1)Boy, born October 2006
PRC
Hearing Impaired

Listed: January 26, 2016

Kipper is a handsome and outgoing boy who is 9 years old. (Note: his photos from his file have spots on them…these are not skin blemishes) He came to the orphanage when he was about 3 months old. They discovered he had hearing loss, with no other developmental issues. Kipper began “language recovery training” when he was 4 years old. At that time, his left ear was at 90dB, with his right ear having more hearing ability at 75dB. Kip had no language at 4 years old. He attended the language center during the week, then returned to the orphanage each weekend. He received hearing aids in 2010, and was soon able to repeat words and phrases. He is now able to speak in full sentences. Sometimes Kipper’s speech can be hard to understand, but for the most part, he can communicate with others with no problem. Kipper is a very smart boy, who quickly learns new skills. He has a fantastic memory, and can quickly recall passwords he has only seen one time. Kipper is a very compassionate boy, who looks out for the other kids. One friend at the orphanage is blind. He and Kipper are good friends, and he is able to understand what Kipper says every time. He refers to Kipper as his eyes, since Kipper helps him so much. Kipper is a sweet, active, energetic, and loving boy who wants to have a family of his own. He is inquisitive, polite, and eager to learn. He will be such a great addition to a loving family!

*** I am eligible for an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds.
For more information, visit: Other Angels Older Child Grant ***

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Camden

Camden2 Camdenboy, born 2006

Microcephaly; Spastic tetraparesis

Listed: April 25, 2016

updated pics/video! August 2016
Video

He will be transferred to a handicapped children orphanage with no big chance to survive there. It may happen at the begining of 2017. He needs a family ASAP. He is very good and friendly child. 

He has a good potential but no chance for any development in the orphanage. They will place him into the orphanage for handicapped children in a village with no chance for normal life.

His sister was adopted domestically a while ago. Please, help to place him in a loving family!

*** I am eligible for an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds.
For more information, visit: Other Angels Older Child Grant ***

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Artie

Artie (2)

Boy, born October 2006Artie (2)-001
PRC
Mental development delay

Listed: July 9, 2013

Artie was found abandoned at the hospital when he was almost 10 months old. He is listed as having a mental developmental delay, but his report also states that he is a lovely and smart child. Artie was 4 ½ at the last report and could count to 10, imitate drawing circles and lines and recite and sing poems and nursery rhymes. His language is noted to be delayed, but he is an outgoing little boy who gets along with other children and loves to be cuddled.

He loves all activity involving water and thus, loves the summertime. How wonderful it would be for Artie to have a water loving family who could take him swimming next summer!

*** I am eligible for an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds.
For more information, visit: Other Angels Older Child Grant ***

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A.V.

AVBoy, 14 years old
M-OD
Intellectual delays

Listed Oct 2016

A.V. is a very cheerful and sociable child. He is affectionate, sensitive and empathetic to the needs of others. He usually protects the smallest children and is very happy when he realizes these children feel safe at his side. He enjoys being the leader during games and activities and sometimes corrects and scolds others when he gets angry. A.V. seeks out emotional closeness with those who are most meaningful for him. He is used to demanding attention and being possessive with material things and with individuals with whom he identifies. e has adapted very easily to the rules where he lives and usually demonstrates an attitude of service. A.V. adapts to change without much of a problem. His reports are positive in terms of relationships, adaptation and showing great resilience. A.V. has difficulty expressing himself verbally when he articulates words. In his relationships with the other children that live at the institution, A.V. is friendly, prudent and respectful. An evaluation concluded that his intellectual abilities are border line and this is directly related to his perinatal history and social deprivation associated with abuse and malnutrition.

We only have this child’s file for a short time.

*** I am eligible for an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds.
For more information, visit: Other Angels Older Child Grant ***

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Elina

elinaGirl, 11 years old, possible FAS, low birth weight

Elina resides in the same foster family since she was 5 years old. She has a lot of interest including signing and playing saxophone. She is very athletic and participate is running competition. She needs to work on her behavior and self-control skills.

Listed: Oct 11, 2016

*** I am eligible for an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds.
For more information, visit: Other Angels Older Child Grant ***

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Tamarix

guardianangelTamarixGirl, born 2004
PRC
Deaf

Listed: June 2016Tamarix

Tamarix is a strong willed girl who is 12 years old. Tamarix came into care as a baby, and was found to have a CHD (ASD – already repaired), a cataract of her right eye (post surgery), and congenital deafness. Tamarix is quite able to care for her own needs. She attends a school for the deaf, where she has learned sign language (CSL). Tamarix prefers to do things her own way (remember the strong willed part?), and can be very stubborn. Tamarix has 2 years to find a family before she ages out. It is difficult to say if Tamarix understands adoption, and what it will mean for her life. We know the great difficulties she will face as she becomes an adult with hearing loss in her country. We hope there is a family who will be able to give her the love and support she will need.

*** I am eligible for an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds.
For more information, visit: Other Angels Older Child Grant ***

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Sam and Sue L2

boysillouettenophotogirlsillouettenophoto2 siblings, adoptable together or separately; brother, born in 2005, and sister, born in late 2006

Sam has light blue eyes and light brown hair; Autism with behavioral disorders and speech deficiency on organic background.

Listed: April 27, 2016

The boy likes to play with Lego, he is able to concentrate for a long time and to make beautiful buildings from Lego blocks. The boy is able to find activities for himself. He is rather peaceful, prefers to play alone as he finds it difficult to make friends with other children. The boy likes to watch cartoons, to spend time outside, is able to help adults with some chores. The boy attends specialized boarding school, his grades are average. The boy has marked speech, cognitive and emotional disorders, and difficulties to adapt to new surroundings. Relationship with his sister is not very cordial. The boy often has a course of medical treatment and periodically he stays in psycho-neurological hospital.

Sue has light blue eyes and light brown hair; mild mental retardation with significant impairment of behavior requiring attention or treatment, Language development delay.

The girl likes to play with a doll, to wheel the doll around in a toy pushchair. She likes to be in the center of attention, she tries to participate in other activities, but her actions are not always productive. She likes to watch cartoons sometimes, and to spend time outside. The girl is not able to concentrate for long. The girl attends specialized boarding school. The girl has marked cognitive and emotional disorders, difficulties to adapt to new surroundings. The girl often has a course of medical treatment and periodically she stays in psycho-neurological hospital.

*** I am eligible for an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds.
For more information, visit: Other Angels Older Child Grant ***

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Mercedes

mercedesGirl, born 2005

Deaf; bilateral sensorineural hearing loss; valgus deformity; disease of biliary tract; other disease of pancreas

Listed: July 26, 2016

*** I am eligible for an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds.
For more information, visit: Other Angels Older Child Grant ***

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Ryan L19

boysillouettenophotoBoy, born in late 2006.

Listed: April 27, 2016

Ryan has brown eyes and brown hair.  His older brother, Royce, is in the process of being adopted.

His diagnoses: mental development delay with pronounced behavior issues on the background of a social and pedagogical neglect.

He is currently attending a specialized boarding school. His level of knowledge is lowered, the boy reads slowly, cannot tell a story about what he just read. The boy has issues with both writing and simple mathematic calculations. The boy is very active, very brave and smiles a lot, but has behavior issues. Pronounced anger can be seen when the boy is tired. The boy regularly argues with his older brother, they provoke each other. It may or may not be caused by the fact that the boy doesn’t know sign language that is a big obstacle in creating a good communication with the brother. The boy requires attention, emotional support and individual approach.

*** I am eligible for an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds.
For more information, visit: Other Angels Older Child Grant ***

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Mara

Mara (1) Mara (2)Girl, born 2003

Diagnoses: Mild mental delays, Hydrocephalus, cleft palate, Anomaly (congenital) (unspecified type) of pupil function

Listed:  January 21, 2013

This child shows significant facial features of FAS (fetal alcohol syndrome).  Please research and prepare yourself for the challenges of children with this condition.

Update:
She was so sweet! She was playing nice with all the kids. Very lovable. She came up to ask if I was her mama? It broke my heart. She loved to be held.

She followed the care givers directions & was very well behaved!! With love & patience she would fit right into a family.

Married couples only, large families welcome.

*** I am eligible for an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds.
For more information, visit: Other Angels Older Child Grant ***

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Mara

Mara-1596Girl, born 2005
T-G
neurodegenerative disease (encephalomyelopathy), scoliosis, global developmental delay (mild-mod.), leg length discrepancy w/low muscle tone, low muscle tone in right hand

Listed: August 3, 2016

Total sweet heart alert! The agency’s team got to see Mara for the second time when they visited in May!

With total politeness she asked for a pack of gummy snacks. A girl that knows what she wants. Soon she was showing off her talent to color! Wow does this girl have skill. Colors all out and organized, color page tilted ever so slightly, and bent into the coloring pose she started her master piece. As we watched she made the most deep-in-thought faces as she decided exactly how she wanted the final product to be.

Mara is such a gentle soul. She has an adorable smirk and wise, knowing eyes. She loves drawing, puzzles and going to school. And she was very, very pleased with her new haircut– she “likes it short because it’s easier to fix and much cooler”. She is so incredibly persistent, such as hard worker. Her foster mom said “She is always like this. She comes home from school and does her work, I never have to remind her. She doesn’t even stop to eat her snack until she has completed all her work.” What an amazing kid!

Mara has a neurodegenerative disease — that is an umbrella term for the progress loss of function of her nervous system. She also has scoliosis. She gets occupational and physical therapy weekly and her foster mom says it has really helped her posture and endurance. Mara walks, goes up and down stairs and can even jump. She has weakness in her arms and legs, but she really impressively compensates when doing daily activities. She is independent with dressing, bathing, and eating.

Unfortunately, we don’t know specifics about Mara’s disease or how fast it will progress. She was seen by a neurologist in 2010, but they were not able to reach an official diagnosis. They refer to it as “encephelomylopathy” in her official paperwork, which is, again, an umbrella term for any disease that affects the brain and spinal cord. Sweet Mara is such a joy. She deserves a family who will be detectives and help determine what is causing her weakness. She deserves a family that will challenge her with puzzles, math problems and lots of therapy. She deserves a family that will be there, whether the disease progresses rapidly or very slowly. She deserves love. She deserves her family.

Mara is a go getter. She is sweet. She is looking for her forever family. Could that be you?

Additional information and photos are available in this blog post 1 and blog post 2.

*** I am eligible for an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds.
For more information, visit: Other Angels Older Child Grant ***

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Niles (L)

Boy, born March 2003

Listed:  May 22, 2012

Diagnoses: specific mixed development delay, arthropathy (as the result of rickets), congenital flatfootedness, delay in intellectual development, specific cognitive delay, emotional, behavioral and social development delays, physical and motor delays, deviation of muscle tone

Niles was born from first pregnancy and delivery and was born at 38 weeks, his weight at birth was 305g and height was 54cm. He scored 10/10 on APGAR. He was born with an asymmetric face, his left side of his face and his nose were pushed towards the right, due to pathologic position in the womb. The symptoms of irritability were noticed after his birth: increased muscle tonus, tremor, and when he cries his skin turns reddish. The blood test was done and the boy was diagnosed with polycithaemia, neonatal cerebral irritability. The state of the health of newborn was satisfactory, there were no observed complications.

Niles is quiet and struggles with jealousy. He willingly gets involved in educational activities but sometimes has trouble learning the materials. He does not know how to read. He enjoys drawing, moulding, folding, and making appliques. He likes imitative activities and can express everything and does so very well. He can draw himself, a mother, a home, and flowers, can you tell he wants a mother and home of his own? He plays computer games. He wants to play with other children very much but always wants to be the leader. He has good hygiene and is self sufficient. He communicates with his peers and adults willingly. He adapts easily in new surroundings. He thinks positively about himself. He struggles to express his own opinions.

Niles says he wants a mummy and daddy very much.

*** I am eligible for an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds.  For more information, visit: Other Angels Older Child Grant ***

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Patrick

patrick-updatepatrick-2016Boy, born July 2004
PRC

Listed: October 7, 2012

Patrick has osteogenesis imperfecta, this means that his bones break easily. He is in a wheelchair which he is able to wheel around himself. He lives in a community group home and has just started attending local primary school.

From someone who met him in May 2016:   Patrick is 11 years old and is in the care of ICC in China. He lives in a group home in the local community for high functioning boys. He receives schooling from an ICC teacher and the necessary supports to become more independent. Patrick is loved by all who know him, he has a cheeky smile and is very sweet. He knows some basic English such as: good morning, good afternoon, good evening and some food items like apple, and others.

Patrick has Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI) or brittle bone disease. This means his bones break easily and that he must be careful. He therefore moves around in a wheelchair, which he can do quite well. There are other families who have adopted children with OI who would be happy to talk to potential adoptive families about their experiences adopting a child with OI. Email Erin to get in touch with those families.

While Patrick is living in a family style environment, this does not fully replace the love, support and opportunities that being adopted would give him. He is close to the boys he lives with and already knows what it’s like to be a brother (to some extent). We hope and pray that the right family will be able to adopt Patrick.

Patrick is extremely cute and endearing and everyone loves him. He is very good at complementing people and making them feel good.

VIDEO:  https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=jU6yJrJqDI0&feature=youtu.be 🙂

*** I am eligible for an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds.
For more information, visit: Other Angels Older Child Grant ***

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Lane

laneBoy, born 2003

Cerebral palsy, tetraparetic form

Listed: December 28, 2015

So sweet!

*** I am eligible for an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds.
For more information, visit: Other Angels Older Child Grant ***

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Hanson

HansonBoy, born 2006
PRC
post-operative mild cerebral palsy

Listed:  March 13, 2013

Hanson is an extroverted boy who is 10 years old.  He was found on a staircase at the subway station when he was 4 years old. His limb and intelligence development is delayed compared to peers, but his motor skills have improved with 2 years of post-operative rehabilitation. When he was admitted, he could only walk short distances and would fall down easily, but now with an improved, but not completely steady walk and run, he can walk long distances, go upstairs and downstairs while holding onto rails and even likes to play outdoor activities. His right hand function has also gotten better as he can grasp most objects and can eat with a spoon. His language development is quite delayed compared to his peers. He can say 3-5 words, and understands simple vocabularies. He is very curious and observant of the things around him, and desires to communicate through play.

Hanson received surgery in October 2012 for posterior rhizotomy of spinal nerves and right carotid sympathectomy part stripping resection. Now he receives postoperative rehabilitation. At this time, Hanson’s muscular tension of left limbs is not high, and his language ability is developing.

*** I am eligible for an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds.
For more information, visit: Other Angels Older Child Grant ***

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Tristan

tristan-2016tristan-2016Boy, born 2003

Probable FAS

Listed: February 22, 2013

New photo and video, July 2016!

Mental delays, but otherwise healthy.  Tristan’s younger sister was adopted by a different family, and his older sister has aged out. He is a very nice, capable, and curious boy!

From a missionary who has met him:  He wants a family! He is very tiny. He is a sweet loving kid. He can get very excited sometimes.

VIDEO: https://youtu.be/497DghZ51LY

*** I am eligible for an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds.
For more information, visit: Other Angels Older Child Grant ***

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Carver L22

boysillouettenophotoBoy, born June 2004

Carver has greyish-blue eyes and blond hair.

Psychomotor development delay. Behavioral disorders – F92.8 (Other mixed disorders of conduct and emotions), F81.3 (Mixed disorder of scholastic skills). Hypermetropia.

Listed: April 27, 2016

The boy likes to be praised and to receive attention. He wants to be the first and the best, and if it is not so, he shows his dissatisfaction. The boy is very good at making things from clay and plastic, he enjoys that very much. He also likes sports, he is interested in dances and likes to listen to the music. The boy has behavioral problems, he gets angry quickly, sometimes he has tantrums, for example in cases when he lacks attention or something has not happened the way he wants or expects, then he may throw objects, overthrow furniture. The boy is inwardly sweet, but he is spiky from outside. The boy studies in a specialized boarding school for children with mental health disturbances due to behavioral problems, but his cognitive abilities are in average level. Previously the boy has had a surgery for his nose, which has been unsuccessful in terms of visual outcome, but it is surgically correctable. The boy wants to be adopted.

*** I am eligible for an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds.
For more information, visit: Other Angels Older Child Grant ***

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Lexi (L)

Girl, born September, 2004
has siblings (not available for adoption)
FAS; Mixed specific developmental delays; short-stature; strabismus; hypertrophy; flat-foot; repaired hernia.

Listed May 20, 2012

Lexi was born prematurely at 34 weeks gestation weighing 1530g. She has had trouble gaining weight. She has a history of bronchitis and otitis. She started walking at the age of 2. In March 2011 she weighed 15kg and was 103cm tall. Delay of speech comprehension, expressive speech, general motor, audio attention memory, and visual attention memory. She is developmentally on target for her age in the areas of fine motor, self sufficiency skills, and social adaptation.

Update from Lexi’s care home Feb 2011: She attends speech therapy classes. She was diagnosed with Speech and communication disorder- moderate delay of language development. During therapy she is active and interested in the activities. However her actions are stereotypical, chaotic, she struggles to understand simple plots of the games.

October 2010: Lexi is agile, happy, and communicative. She is able to recognise and name the objects from her nearest surroundings. She struggles to understand abstract concepts. She helps get herself dressed, undressed, makes her bed, and looks after her own clothes.

*** I am eligible for an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds.
For more information, visit: Other Angels Older Child Grant ***

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Virgil

30806220620virgil-2016Boy, born May 2006 Congenital cerebral hernia, hydrocephalus,  flail legs, slight mental delay, equinovarus, adenoid vegetations of I stage, paralytic strabismus, slight astigmatism, anemia,  TB-infection, congenital heart disease (open oval window), diffuse goiter of I stage

Listed: August 11, 2013

This lovely boy has a long list of diagnoses, but SO much potential for growth in a loving family!  MORE PHOTOS AVAILABLE.  Married couples only.  Travel required.  Older parents & larger families welcome.

 

*** I am eligible for an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds.
For more information, visit: Other Angels Older Child Grant ***

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Mikale, Mathew, and Margot

3.sibsTwo brothers, born 2005 & 2006; sister born 2012

Listed: Sept 1, 2016

Mikale’s intellectual and emotional development is proper to the age. He doesn’t have any behavioral problems.

Mathew has aphasia and special education due to motor aphasia. But he made a progress in his development.

Margot is a very cheerful girl and she needs early support in her development.

*** We are eligible for an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds.
For more information, visit: Other Angels Older Child Grant ***

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Merritt

Merritt (1)Boy, born 2003Merritt
H-NM

Listed August 8, 2013

Merritt recently (February 2013) had eye surgery to remove cataracts. That surgery was successful, and he will hopefully have follow-up surgery to correct his crossed eyes. He has been diagnosed with mild mental handicaps, and he exhibits autistic-type tendencies.

Merritt is a delightful boy who loves one-on-one attention. He loves music and has a bright smile. He is capable of feeding himself, but he just hasn’t had many opportunities to do so. Since his eye operation he has begun to verbalize. He also participates in water therapy each week to help him work on using his eye sight.

*** I am eligible for an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds.
For more information, visit: Other Angels Older Child Grant ***

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Avery

guardianangel30728131506Boy, born June 2004
HIV
Listed: August 5, 2013

 

*** I am eligible for an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds.
For more information, visit: Other Angels Older Child Grant ***

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Anton

antonBoy, born 2003

Cerebral Palsy, tetraparesis, microcephaly, convulsive disorder, chest deformation, severe mental delays, crossed eyes, nystagmus

Listed: December 28, 2015

Look at the light in his eyes!

*** I am eligible for an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds.
For more information, visit: Other Angels Older Child Grant ***

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Bailee

guardianangelBailey CollageGirl, born November 2005
PRC
arthrogryposis

Listed: Feb 21, 2016

Sweet 10-year-old Bailee is diagnosed as having arthrogryposis, which affects her knees, ankles and elbows. She is a very capable and independent girl despite her limb differences. In November 2015, she received surgery to improve her mobility and she is currently going through rehabilitation for walking. Bailee participates in the big sister program in her institute. Her teachers say she is polite, gets along well with other children, and loves studying. Although she was able to walk with support a little prior to her recent surgery, she had mostly been using a wheelchair to get around. Her teachers report that she is very smart, independent, and capable. Bailee learned to write her name after being shown only once and seldom asks for help. She is strong and very self-reliant both inside and outside of class and laughs happily when she is praised by her teachers. She is well liked and supported by her friends and classmates. Although the orphanage staff say her fingers aren’t affected by arthrogryposis, they do report some weakness in them. She is able to hold a pencil to write many words, do addition and subtraction, and feed herself.

Bailee enjoys singing, crafts, and drawing. Her teacher said that while all of the other children color a page working from the top to the bottom, Bailee starts at the bottom and colors up. When asked why, she replied: “I just want to be different from others.” Bailee is happy in the institute but also has a good attitude about adoption. Her orphanage prepares children very well for families and takes great care of their kids too! Bailee is willing to be adopted by foreigners so she’ll have more friends and people to love her. She told our staff that she would like to have siblings. She also shared that her favorite toys are Barbie dolls and that she likes the color blue. She said she hopes to go to college to become a teacher. What an inspiration this girl will be to the family who says “YES” to her!

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Sterling

sterlingBoy, born 2002

Microcephaly; spastic tetraparesis; congenital brain malformation; severe mental delays; crossed eyes

Listed: July 26, 2016

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Harry

HarryBoy, born 2006
Cerebral palsy in the form of quadriplegia

Harry was taken to a foster family in January. He had previously been under the care of his grandparents, where his care was neglected. Since joining the foster family, Harry has been making great strides in development.

Harry walks alone, wears orthopedic shoes, climbs the stairs at the barriers. He needs a little help in the bathroom and taking a bath. Can fasten clothes, eat with utensils.

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Frank and Nikki

girlsillouettenophoto boySiblings:  Frank, born 2004 and Nikki, born 2007

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Listed: February 25, 2016

Frank lives in the foster family with his younger sister. He is happy and a nice boy. He is independent and very scrupulous and he always try to do his best. He has a good sense of humor and he is very polite.

Frank has FAS, the intrauterine growth restriction, microcephaly, dysmorphic face. He has asymmetry of the posture, not full balance and incomplete lateralization.

His intellectual development is lower than the average level at his age. His development is not steady in practical-consultation tasks. Frank is much better in working in verbal tasks. His strong side is good eyes perception, lower is the verbal and conceptual thinking and direct memory.

Nikki is very nice and open girl. She lives with her older brother Frank in the foster family. She has a good contact with children in her age and with the adults. She is very caring and understanding. She is independent, has a good sense of humor. She studies well at school.

Nikki has the intrauterine growth restriction, microcephaly, dysmorphic face. She has an asymmetry of the posture.

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Audrey, Adelaide and Emmett

audrey

adelaide

emmett

Sibling set – Must be kept together!

 

Listed: October 5, 2015

Girl, born 2004 (red dress)
Healthy

Girl, born 2006 (pink dress)
Other disorders of psychological development
Phonological disorder
flat feet
astigmatism
cardiomyopathy

boy, born 2008
Phonological disorder
ADHD
Other behavioral and emotional disorders with onset usually occurring in childhood and adolescence
Flat foot

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Nanci

Nanci (2) Nanci (1)Girl, born March 2006
PRC
cognitive and speech delays

Listed: October 28, 2015

Nanci is a sweet and active girl who is 9 years old. She came to the orphanage as an infant, and has been found to have cognitive delays, as well as some speech delays. She uses short sentences to express her needs. Her movements seem to be a bit slow, overall. Nanci enjoys playing with her friends. She can be easily distracted, and is typically a quiet girl. Nanci would benefit from a good special education class, and a full developmental evaluation. But, most of all, Nanci needs a family!

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Dominic

dominic

Boy, born 2005

Mixed behavioral disorders; left-sided scoliosis of thoracic spine of I stage

Listed: November 17, 2015

He needs to smile!

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Joseph

guardianangelJosephBoy, born October 2005
PRC
mild CP – poss. seizures

Listed: October 27, 2015

Joseph is a handsome and active boy who has just turned 10 years old. He came to the orphanage as an infant, having been found by a caring citizen who was out for his morning exercise. There was a birth note in the box, so his birth date is accurate. Joseph had weakness in his right arm and leg, and was diagnosed with mild CP. He had surgery on his right arm in 2007. His range of motion with his right arm is limited. The doctors discovered he had mild hydrocephalus; however, subsequent CT scans have shown it is self correcting. There has been no need for medical intervention. Joseph had a seizure in 2012, and has been on medication since that time. We are unclear as to the type of seizure, and hope to receive an update soon. Joseph lives with a foster family, and they report he is a friendly boy, who enjoys playing with the kids in the neighborhood. Joseph attending a boarding school, and returns each weekend to his foster family. He likes school, and his many friends there. Joseph needs a family of his own. Video is available!

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Simeon and Charlotte

Guardian AngelCharlottesimeon-2017Simeon, Born October 2007
Significantly delayed; Cerebral palsy
Charlotte, born 2002
significantly delayed

Listed February 22, 2011

New pic Jan 2017.

Simeon is a beautiful Roma child with dark hair and big brown eyes.  He is significantly delayed, and diagnosed with cerebral palsy.  We are trying to get more information on his social history.  Simeon is a fraternal twin, whose sister has already been adopted.

Simeon is described as mostly non-verbal, and is not able to walk on his own.  There just seems to be so much potential for him in a family environment.  He is already an outcast because of his darker skin and will be left institutionalized – and likely bedridden — if not adopted.

From a family who visited with him in 2011:  Simeon is barely responsive to stimuli, but I believe that could change if he received regular, loving attention.  I didn’t observe any of the orphanage workers spending much time interacting with him.  There were times that I was able to get him to smile and grip my hand.  After a few days, he was even able to clap!  But most of the time he is staring off in any direction and seems completely unable to control most of his movements.  He was always either lying down or propped up in a sitting position.  I never heard him speak.  I also never heard him cry or fuss. Overall, a very calm child.

Married couples only, larger families and older parents welcome.

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Jacob

Jacobjacob-updateBoy, born 2006

new updated picture August 2016

Sequelae of inflammatory diseases of central nervous system; syndrome of movement disorders; severe mental delay

Listed:  Nov 21, 2014

Video

This boy is also going to be transferred at the age of 11, which means next year. He has severe mental retardation.  Normally he is sitting in a stroller with no movement. His diagnoses were not changed since 2014 when he was listed. He has waited SO long! 

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Kippy

Kippy (1)Kippy (2)Boy, born February 2006
PRC
left eye removed

Listed: February 11, 2015

Kippy is a handsome, active boy! He came into care as an infant, and was found to have an infection of his left eye when he was small. The infection did not resolve, and resulted in the loss of his left eye in 2012. A prosthetic was inserted after surgery. He healed well, and has had no further complications. His right eye was never involved. Kippy is a normal, healthy, active, and fun boy! He attends school and enjoys learning. Kippy’s development has always been on target. He gets along very well with the other kids, and loves the adults at the orphanage. Kippy and the other kids were invited to a Christmas party at the Marriott. Kippy made gingerbread and was praised by the baker of the hotel! He was a very happy and proud boy! Kippy is healthy, a bright boy, and is very eager to have a family of his own.

 

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Timothy John

Timothy JohnBoy, born December 2005
PRC
History of delayed development but on track developmentally now

Listed: February 19, 2015

Timothy John is a quiet, introverted boy who opens up and becomes lively and outgoing in familiar settings. He is adjusting quite well to life with his host-only family, and they say “any family will be truly lucky to him as their son.” He is a getting along with kids and adults and even learning a few English words. Timothy John enjoys going to the playground and playing soccer. He also likes to relax and watch Tom and Jerry. He attends grade 3 in school and has good school performance. Teachers like him and describe him as curious and helpful, with a strong ability to imitate.

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George, Dorothy, Robin, and Jeb

sib1

Boy, born 2010

Atrial septal defect (condition after surgery on December 20, 2012), mitral valve insufficiency of 2 stage, tricuspid insufficiency of 1-2 stage, circulatory deficiency of 1 stage, atrial septal defect Q 21.1, fetal alcohol syndrome, delay of physical and mental development – alcoholic embryopathy Q 86.0, severe astigmatism of both eyes H 52.2, primary pulmonary hypertention I 27.0.

 

 

sib2sib3sib4Girl, born 2009; Healthy

Girl, born 2001; HIV

Boy, born 1999; Healthy {aged out}

 

 

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Lauren

 

Guardian Angellauren-2016lauren-2017Girl, Born January 2002
From her medical records:  achondroplasia

NEW PIC OF LAUREN! January 2017.  She has grown into quite a beautiful young lady.  She urgently needs a family of her own!

Listed: August 7, 2010

Lauren says “HI Mama!!  I’m here waiting for you!”  (in this photo she is riding a rocking horse!)

Lauren is a super-sweet and active little girl.  She is very social and affectionate, and will do well in a family setting.

As with all children living in these difficult conditions,  this child’s cognitive development has regressed significantly since he/she was younger.  It is of crucial importance that any family considering the adoption of an older child from the mental institution setting be well prepared for what to expect with regards to how the neglect and lack of adequate medical care and nourishment has affected this child.    These children all have TREMENDOUS potential for improvement, and deserve to have a life outside these four walls.

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Shayla

shayla june 2013Girl, born 2004
Diagnoses: deep mental delay. Cerebral paralysis- double spastic form, microcephaly. Strabismus, divergent squint, and Optic atrophy. First degree anemia.

Listed: October 4, 2012

Sweet little Shayla could tremendously use a family and medical attention to help her thrive. She has already been living in this orphanage for 3 years and risks soon having to be transferred to a place where adoption will be next to impossible.

Her speech is not well developed, she holds toys in her hands for brief periods of time (but she sure does love to hold stuffed animals!), she has a reaction when you say her name but she is not able to communicate back but she smiles. She walks with support- can”t walk independently. Children in this orphanage need families! They do not receive enough interaction/therapy to help them thrive. They are seen as hopeless but we know that is not true!

Update June 2013:
This is not a great picture [on the right] but she would NOT sit still. She was wanting to move!! She thought it was so funny and would not stop laughing and rocking back and forth about the camera. The nannys also were laughing with her- her laugh and happiness is very infectious.

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Sherman

Sherman (1) Sherman (2)Boy, born August 2004
PRC
Mild cerebral palsy

Listed: January 27, 2015

Sherman is outgoing, clever and diligent. He enjoys talking with others and likes to imitate sounds and actions. Sherman enjoys listening to music and loves to dance! He is curious about new things and likes to read books, look at pictures, listen to stories and go outside. Sherman has mild CP and his physical development is behind other children of his age. He has been in a foster family since 2006 and really thrived in that environment. Sherman likes to be independent and is a great helper!

Update from his host family: Sherman is being hosted in the US this winter! Sherman is a super sweet boy who is easy to fall in love with. He is overall very obedient and does a good job communicating despite language differences. He has been picking up some English, including counting and saying things like, “bye-bye” and “good night”. He gives and receives hugs, kisses, and high fives easily. He is polite and will say, “Thank you Mama” when the host mom gives him something. He gets very excited sometimes and will get very loud and animated (both when he’s happy and upset). He is very ticklish, smiles and laughs a lot, and loves to dance, which is super cute! He is also quite the poser for the camera. He is pretty easy going and has become easy to correct. When he really wants something or things don’t go his way (i.e. losing at a game) he will whine and pout, but usually can be persuaded to have a better attitude pretty quickly. He likes to play by himself a lot, but will play with others sometimes. He doesn’t seem interested in watching TV, unless it’s a Chinese cartoon (then he could probably spend hours watching if you let him). Sherman likes playing in the backyard~ going down the slide, digging in the gravel, riding bikes and scooters around. He also seems to like putting the train track together and running the train on it. He found the game, “Trouble” and LOVES IT! He also got the card game “War” for Christmas and has enjoyed playing that a lot. The host family played bowling on the X-box with Sherman, which he thought was the coolest thing ever. He loves the computer and will ask to go on it a lot, and the host family got him an mp3 player for Christmas which he now listens to all the time. When he first arrived, Sherman could do a 24 piece puzzle independently, but was frustrated and unable to do puzzles larger than that. The host family gave him a 48 piece puzzle for Christmas, which he tried to trade with the host daughter, because she got a 24 piece puzzle that he could do. Of course, she didn’t want to trade because hers was a princess and she can’t do bigger puzzles either. Anyway, we have been working on how to do puzzles together (separating the edge pieces, looking for all the pieces for one particular part of the puzzle, etc.), and one day he called the host mom downstairs to show her that he had put his 48 piece puzzle together completely independently! She was so proud of him! The host family hopes Sherman finds a forever family soon!

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Anastasia

Anastasia June 2013 (1) Anastasia June 2013 (2)Girl, Born 2002
Cerebral Palsy, mild/moderate mental delays

Listed: August 7, 2010

Anastasia is a lovely young lady with blonde hair and blue eyes.  Anastasia was born with CP, and has difficulty walking, but she is very smart and affectionate and doing well.    Physical therapy will work wonders for her.  She will be a wonderful daughter for anyone who considers her!

Update June 2013:
This girl is a dancer! She does not let her CP stop her and she was up and dancing up and down to the music. She is mobile and does walk unassisted but poor thing desperately needs PT and is not receiving it. Her legs do not go straight

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Meredith

Meredith (2)Girl, born August 2006
PRC
Right Cross foot; CHD

Listed: February 11, 2015

Meet 10 year old Meredith! Meredith is a strong and resilient little girl. She is diagnosed as having right cross foot and a Congenital Heart Defect. Her file does not mention the specific type, but does say- Suggestion: Aneurysm of ventricular septum, no defect; Mild eccentric aortic regurgitation; Right heart larger with tricuspid regurgitation (mild-medium); PH (severe). Meredith has not had surgery to repair her heart and she is starting to tire more easily because of the severe PH. She needs to come home and know what it means to be loved by a family. February is Heart Awareness Month…what better month for this child to finally find her family!

Meredith is self-sufficient and sweet. She loves to draw and play with others. She is described as lively, talkative, and cheerful. Meredith’s favorite subject in school is English. Meredith has a little trouble concentrating in school and needs a lot of repetition in her studies to help aid in memorizing information. She is quick to ask questions to learn more though! Meredith likes when the attention is on her and she is working on sharing. She communicates well and is a very polite little girl who is quick to greet new people. Meredith can be seen in these two videos with her friend who has a wonderful family in the adoption process.

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Caroline

41122172320 Carolinecaroline-2017-croppedGirl, born 2004    (outdated picture)
Mental Delay, mitral valve prolapse, secondary cardiopathy, umbilical hernia

Listed November 22, 2014

ALL GROWN UP 🙁  Still waiting.  Caroline is almost 13 years old now.  She needs a family!

 

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Shawnessy

ShawnessyBoy, born June 2006
PRC
Post Op anal atresia, has a droopy eyelid and only one kidney

Shawnessy is a curious, lively and outgoing boy, described by his host family as “truly joyful.” His hosts report he is obedient, very intelligent, and doesn’t show developmental delays. He watches others and learns quickly, easily figured out a smart phone and complicated electronics. His letters are very finely formed, and he has good fine motor skills. He adapts easily to new situations, loves music, and keeps himself occupied. All his teachers in his country like him and he gets along well with his classmate and he always wants to help others. His school performance is good. Though he doesn’t speak clearly, that doesn’t impede him from communicating with others. He likes TV, cartoons, and playing with his many friends. He had surgery for anal atresia in infancy, has a droopy eyelid and only one kidney.

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Mason

mason-2016mason-2016Boy, born 2003
FAS, Spastic diplegic cerebral palsy, profound mental delays, Other disorders of optic disc, general delays

Listed: November 30, 2014

Updated Picture and video August 2016

Video

The orphanage cannot keep this boy longer. They will try to hold him till the end of this summer. If nobody commits to him, he will be transferred to the terrible place for handicapped people forever,  and it will be very hard to pull him out from there.

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Betsy

guardianangelbetsy-2016betsy-2016Girl, born late 2002
Slight mental delay, simple astigmatism

Listed: March 1, 2015

From a family who met her in 2014:  This young lady is very sweet! She is in school and just finished the 3rd level. Betsy likes to color, read, run, swing on the playground, and dance. When we were able to talk to her she seemed slightly shy but very calm and gentle. Betsy is articulate and seems only slightly delayed. She and my daughter hugged and cried when they had to say good-bye. Betsy really wants to come to America. She would be a wonderful addition to any family! I would love to share more with seriously interested families.

Update November 2016:  Here is a beautiful young lady who wants a family very badly. Betsy just turned 14 years old. She is fun, rather shy, very sweet, immature emotionally (more like an 8-10yo), physically affectionate, with some mild mental delays, has severe astigmatism that made her nearly blind (but since corrected with strong glasses). She was hosted this summer by a family in TX. We visited Betsy for 6 days while she was here. Betsy confided in our daughter that she did not want to go back to her country at all and wanted to stay here in America with a mama and papa and brothers and sisters. Betsy cried at the thought of going back to her internat (boarding school for orphans).

Yes, adopting Betsy would be adopting an older child. Yes, it comes with different expectations than adopting an infant. Yes, I’ve been there done that and would be more than happy to share the ups and downs of adopting an older child. Yes, I would adopt Betsy in a heartbeat if our house wasn’t already full.

Please, DO NOT turn away from Betsy. Please, pray about adopting her.

I KNOW what kind of internat she comes from…it’s NOT a good place. Betsy does have a few teachers who do care somewhat for these children. She does receive some schooling. Betsy needs out!

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Tovi

Tovi (1) Tovi (2)Boy, born March 2006
PRC
Cerebral Palsy

Listed: April 7, 2014

Tovi is diagnosed with cerebral palsy. He lives in a foster family on the grounds of the orphanage and participates in the Little Sister program. Tovi is described as smart, talkative, and has “personality”. He likes to sing, dance, and joke around with teachers and other children. He is curious, polite, and has a good sense of humor. Tovi communicates well with others, is logical, and understands his teachers well. He likes answering questions in school and learning about new things.

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Harding (L)

HardingBoy, born Sept 2004
Russell-Silver syndrome, one way in born hip joint dislocation, hypermetropia-astigmatism.
intellectual delays, neurological disorder – outside and inside hydrocephalus.  He is in a wheel chair.

Listed: December 17, 2014

Comments from our Facilitator:  When they say that he does not understand and does not implement any instructions then I have a problem as it was totally different when I, and an adoptive family played with the ball with him. Harding was clearly showing his interest in the game, participated very well, expressed his joy and ability to throw the ball purposely to me or other person who invited him to do.

Meaningful sounds: yes he is not speaking, but when we played with him, and I was asking whether he wants me to „mesti“ ( give him a ball), after playing for about 15 minutes he started to say „met“ and would nod his head and smile and laugh.  So there is a lot of potential in him. He is in GOD‘s hands with his big HOPE for someone to really give him constant care and attention and not only to be fed and cleaned and sit .

Harding was always very interested when we were coming and he always wanted to be a part of our meetings with another child. He understood very clearly that something is going around in his group. He lives in a clean and nice environment, but definitely in an environment which does not provide any individual attention even when he goes for his classes. He likes them and is always happy as it is his time out of the daily environment he is in all the time.

Comments from a U.S. adoptive mom who met Harding while she was in country, Dec 2014:  It’s hard to convey just how loveable Harding is in person. He is very small, the size of a preschooler, and thin and he has the sweetest, sunniest smile. He is definitely a favorite of the caregivers and every time we were there we saw someone picking him up and cuddling or kissing him. And Harding just basked in this attention and affection! His gross motor skills are much better developed than his fine motor skills and he has great mobility in his wheelchair. He can crawl a bit and pull himself up on furniture. We played a throw-the-ball-to-the–person-across-the-circle-from-you game with several of the children and he LOVED it! He also caught on quickly to how the game was supposed to be played and did a good job throwing the ball. He likes bright toys and toys that light up or play music and he adores books, magazines and newspapers. Many times we would see Harding zipping by in his wheelchair to a comfortable corner where he would pour over the advertising section (full of bright pictures) from the newspaper. He is curious and friendly and seems to like being in the middle of whatever is going on. One day he was sitting on the couch with an older boy and Harding climbed all over the other boy, stroking his hair and pulling at his arms – a sort of toned-down version of the affectionate wrestling that my typical boys do whenever they sit together. Harding’s needs are many, he does not feed himself or do any self-care and the orphanage staff say that he does not speak, but he is a charming, engaging little boy and deserves a family who will adore him and help him to reach his full potential.

*** I am eligible for an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds.
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Havalah

Havalah June 2013Girl, born 2005
Mild to moderate mental delays

Listed: October 29, 2012

This little peach is just waiting for a family of her own!

 

Update June 2013:
So disappointed her new picture is fuzzy.  She is teeny-tiny and a very happy little girl!

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Alisha

Alisha June 2013Alisha 2012Girl, Born 2003
Alisha was born with Penn-Sjogren Syndrome.  We do not have any other info indicating why she may be cognitively and physically delayed.  She has cognitive delays, and a divergent squint.

Listed: August 7, 2010

Update 2012:
Little Miss Alisha’s eyesight has regressed significantly.  She needs a family!
She can’t move by herself but she tries to sit. Her speech is not developed. Mental processes are not formed. Ideation is not developed.  Alisha is friendly and quiet. Her emotional world is poor.  She needs care constantly.

Update June 2013:
Look how good she looks! When I saw her she was sitting on the floor with another child, and she reached out and tugged on my pant leg almost like “look at me!”  I said her name, and she gave me a big grin.

*** I am eligible for an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds.  For more information, visit: Other Angels Older Child Grant ***

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Madison

41128135847 Madison (2) Girl, born 200441128135847 Madison (1)
Severe mental delays, anemia, other disorders of optic disc, Other specified acquired deformities of limbs

Listed: November 30, 2014

Madison may be transferred to mental institution SOON. She is delayed, does not talk. She understands and follows simple directions.

 

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Alys

Alys June 2013Girl, born February 2003
Mental delays, fetal alcohol syndrome, microcephaly, partial atrophy of optic nerve, birth vitium cordis

Listed: October 8, 2012

Alys is a beautiful, sweet girl who is already 9 years old!   She has significant mental delays, FAS, microcephaly and partial atrophy of optic nerve.   She could greatly benefit from a family!

Update June 2013:
She was about ready to take her nap when I saw her. She already had her hands behind her head relaxing! She does get out of her crib and her orphanage just created an outside safe space for older children who are in cribs.

Married couples only.  Larger families and older parents welcome.

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Tobias James

tobias new picBoy, born October 2005
PRC
blind

Listed: December 16, 2014

Tobias is currently at the very bottom of the shared list. Until this month, his file sat with only one update in 8 years, which is still untranslated. As is very common in orphanages for children with no vision, it is possible that Tobias has not received the necessary stimulation and training that every child needs for proper growth and development. His latest update reported that he is delayed compared to his peers. This is not surprising since he does not attend school. Although small for his age, he is a healthy boy. Small toys that make noise are his favorite. He is not a picky eater, but is not very interested in snacks. Tobias struggles to communicate with those around him, and the orphanage staff says that he displays autistic tendencies.

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Dirk

Digital imagedirk-2017-croppedBoy, born February 2003
Arthrogryposis

New pic January 2017.

Listed: April 7, 2014

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Sandy

sandy-2017-croppedGirl, born 2006

Mild to moderate delays, FAS

Listed:  October 29, 2012

This child shows significant facial features of FAS (fetal alcohol syndrome).  Please research this condition so you are best prepared to help her thrive at home!  Won’t she be beautiful with long hair?

New pic January 2017! 

 

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Mike

Mike (2) Mike (1)Boy, born August 2005
PRC
Post-op cerebral palsy

Listed: January 12, 2015

Mike is an extroverted and mischievous child. He is very intelligent and studious. He gets along well with other children and likes outdoor activities. Mike takes pleasure in showing off his abilities. He does not do well in wet or humid climates as he breaks out in hives. He is also afraid of snakes. Mike has lived in a foster family, and made great progress while living there. He went through rehabilitation for his cerebral palsy and while his walking isn’t steady, his daily activities are not affected. He is able to take care of himself. We hope Mike finds his forever family!

Update from his host family: Mike likes to eat just about anything and everything, and in large amounts. He likes to play Uno Attack, and likes to ride a bike when the weather permits. He also enjoys going to help his host dad with the pigs on the farm. Mike likes hugs, and gives and receives them. The host family enjoys singing, and he seems to like it too; he has learned some songs and is always trying to sing along with them. The host family believes Mike will do best in a family that is ready to be very firm, structured, and consistent with him. He has a heart that desires to be loved like every child. The host family is very willing to try and meet up with a family if someone wants to meet him.

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Chrystyna

Guardian Angelchrystyna2015-croppedGirl, Born January 2002

SIGNIFICANT RISK, PLEASE ADOPT ME SOON!!

Listed: August 7, 2010

Possible Marfan syndrome.

Chrystyna is a beautiful, brown haired, brown eyed girl who deserves a chance at a better life!  Her official orphanage papers say she has developmental delays/difficulties from birth, but nothing more specific than that.  It is possible she has FAS (Fetal Alcohol Syndrome).  Her biological mother  was deprived her parental rights in December 2004, and the biological father is not known.  Chrystyna has so much potential, and will be a precious gift to any family who adopts her.

Chrystyna is already living in an institution, so we need a family for her right away!

UPDATE:  God has been watching Chrystyna.  She was recently transferred out of the institution into a wonderful facility, where they teach these children, work with them, and they appear very well cared for.  The difference in the few girls who were transferred OUT of the institution is incredible!   Please give these girls a second chance for a loving family!

If you are unfamiliar with FAS, please spend some time researching this condition.  Just as with Down syndrome, FAS and FAE have a wide variation of effects on each child, both medically, physically, and cognitively.   This is typically dependent on how long during the pregnancy the mother consumed alcohol, and of course, how much.   There is no way to know this ahead of time.

From a family who met her, Sept 2012:
She is getting settled into her new environment. She seems to be very comfortable in her groupa. She is very beautiful and still has a lot of potential.  She deserves a chance!

From someone who met her, June 2013:
During the music performance, she was constantly stimming really fast (like it looks like she is being fast forwarded) and after they finished she was taken out by a nanny. Not sure what is going on with her;  If interested families want to see the videos they are welcome to! I know a family tried to take pictures of her last year but couldn’t get a good one because she moved so much!

*** I am eligible for an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds.
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Cheryl

Cherylcheryl-2017Girl, born 2004
Mild to moderate delays

Listed: October 29, 2012

New pic January 2017.

Update June 2013:
She is delayed but she tries very hard to keep up with everything. She is super, super smiley- like she could not stop smiling and giggling. She loved singing and she also loved watching everyone else dance (she did not participate). She also rocks when she sits, but again probably to self-soothe. There is video available with her in it as well.

*** I am eligible for an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds.
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Delta

Delta-002Girl, born 2003
Mild to moderate delays, left eye condition

Listed: October 29, 2012

Update July 2017:

She has moderate mental retardation (NOT just psychological and speech delay!). It is organic damage of brain. She is not at school, defectologists teach her something, but her level of development does not stipulate for “traditional” education. She is taught by program developed for special needs children with mental issues, so it is very primitive.

Delta is almost blind. She has a slight right eyesight. She has been diagnosed with congenital anophthalmos.  Also she is hearing-impaired, and currently she uses hearing device, which is helpful.

Her personality is kind and friendly.

Update June 2013:
Look at Delta- isn’t she beautiful?! She is SO, SO sweet- we gave the kids lollipops and she grabbed my hand and squeezed it and said thank you. She is very “with it”- the kids danced for me and she was one of the very few that was on beat! She is able to follow directions and imitate. I have a video but for privacy reasons I can’t put it on her profile but if a family is considering her I would be happy to share!

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Coralina

Coralina June 2013coralina-2017-croppedGirl, born 2004
Mild to moderate mental delays

Listed: October 29, 2012

New pic January 2017.  Coralina has been listed with us for 4+ YEARS.  The wait is endless for these children.  They deserve to be in families.

Isn’t she just the sweetest?  Some facial features of #FAS.  Please research this condition so you are prepared for her emotional and academic needs!

Update June 2013:
Coralina is also such a sweet girl! She loved the beach balls and was running around the room making sure they all stayed in one place. She is very small especially considering she is almost 9.  She is in a video, available to interested families.

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Nadene

Nadene 2013 (1)Girl, born 2005
Diagnsis: mental delays, light degree tetraparesis (CP)

Listed: October 14, 2012

Miss Nadene has regressed greatly in the orphanage. She has bad memory and attention. She is very shy and quiet. She needs help often but she can walk with support. She could use the love of a family to really blossom!

 

UPDATE 2013:
She is a mover!  It was difficult to get her to stand still.

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Bazil and Bendek

boysillouettenophotoboysillouettenophotoBrothers

Boy, born Feb 2007
Healthy; Inharmonious development, below average provided for the ages. Speech defect, under the supervision of a speech therapist. Problems with memory and attention span. Very busy and impulsive.

Boy, born Sept 2005
Healthy. Inharmonious development, below average provided for the ages. Very busy and impulsive.

 

The agency can request further information for serious inquiries. We are so excited to be able to advocate for these children!

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Zann

Zann (2) Zann (1)Boy, born June 2004
PRC
Craniofacial differences

Listed: April 8, 2014

This cutie is Zann, and he is 12 years old. He has a craniofacial difference. He has had four operations, and now has scarring and needs eye drops to control tears in his right eye. Zann was abandoned as a toddler, and then was in the care of an American organization for his surgeries. He is now in a foster family. Zann is said to be clever, and can express himself clearly. He is extroverted, determined, and stands up for himself. His file says he sometimes “can quarrel if someone talks about his ugly face” Zann needs a loving family and friends to support him! He likes watching cartoons, playing with Ultraman, riding his bike, and riding a skateboard.

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Jayden, Tyrel and Tresean L8

boysillouettenophotoboysillouettenophotoboysillouettenophotoThree siblings: older brother, 2006, middle half-brother, 2008, and younger half-brother, 2010.

Listed:  October 1, 2014

Oldest brother has brown eyes and hair. The boy attends 1st grade at the school, he loves drawing and he is good at it. The boy likes helping out teachers in the group works. The child particularly needs praises and support. The boy sometimes might have anger tantrums. Currently the child tries to control his feelings and he succeeds in this area. The boy wants to become a police officer when he grows up. He has been diagnosed with hipermetria. OU amblyopia. Dislalia. increased neuroreflectory irritability.

Middle brother has greenish brown eyes and light brown hair. The boy is inquisitive, communicative and active child. He likes when adults are around him, he talks a lot, asks lots of questions, and the boy memorizes what he has learned very well. He gladly participates in lessons and completes given tasks. The boy likes to draw, to color, to applique, to work with toy constructor and other developing toys, he enjoys putting puzzles. The boy is very self-dependent and self-secure, he likes to receive praises and recognition from the adults. The boy loves his brother very much, but argues with them frequently. The child falls asleep well in the evening but he has difficulties to fall asleep in the noon. He has acquired self-service skills according to his age. The boy has good appetite, he loves all kinds of food, and especially he loves sweets. The child has poor vision, therefore he needs to wear glasses. The boy attends specialized kindergarten for children with vision problems. The boy frequently gets ill with cough and running nose. He has been diagnosed with hypermetropia, CNS astenization, dislalia, phonetic and phonemic language disorders, bronchial asthma, moderate, persisting, exogenous, virus-induced.

Younger half-brother has brown eyes and dark brown hair. The boy likes active games, he likes running around and playing with toy cars. The child is very dapper, he loves his brothers very much, but frequently argues with them. He gladly participates in lessons, completes given tasks. The boy likes to put puzzles meant for older children. He talks a lot and his speech is quite well but still – he needs a speech therapy. The boy has poor vision, therefore he needs to wear glasses, he attends specialized kindergarten for children with vision problems. The boy loves attention of the adults, praises and recognition. Self-service skills acquires according to his age. The boy is neat, self-dependent and he loves tidiness. The boy has good appetite, he loves almost all dishes except for vegetable stew, he loves sweets. The boy sleeps well in the noon and he has no problems to fall asleep in the evening too. He has been diagnosed with esotropia, OU astigmatismus hypermetropicus, MCD, inward squint, language development delay, dislalia, thorax deformity.

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Melody

melody updated picture 1 feb2014Melody 2Girl, born May 2004
PRC
Developmental delays, possible mild Thalssemia

Listed: January 14, 2014

Melody is diagnosed with moderate delayed mental development and Hypochromic microcytic anemia- possible thalassemia or iron deficiency anemia. Her file mentions beta thalassemia minor, but it does not appear that she receives regular transfusions at this time. She may have thalassemia intermedia. A prospective family should be prepare for any form of thalassemia. www.choosingthalassemia dot blogspot dot com is an excellent resource to learn more about thalassemia. Melody does not have good motion development and her mental development is delayed. A prospective family should be prepared for mild CP as well, even though that is not on the list of diagnoses. She was admitted to the orphanage at 5 years old. At that time, she could sit, stand, and walk alone. After she got comfortable with her new surroundings, she was polite and could get along well with people. At the age of 6 years, she could go up and down stairs holding onto something and could pick her favorite toys, but her language development was delayed. She could greet adults positively. At the age of 8 years, her motion of both upper limbs was not good and her walking position was not normal. She could wash her hands, could put on and take off her clothes independently, and could button and unbutton. She is now receiving special education in the center, can recognize common colors and shapes, can participate in some simple activities with kids, and can read some short children’s songs with teachers and friends, but she cannot read alone. Melody is gentle and shy, can get along well with others, and is very happy when playing games with children. Occasionally she is obstinate. She likes to share toys and food with the other children.

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Quincy

Quincy (1) Quincy (2)Boy, born July 2004
PRC
Brain Damage

Listed: November 4, 2014

Quincy is living in a foster family, enjoying the warmth from the family. He is an optimistic, active and restless boy. He has a mole on the left side of his face. He likes talking and he can speak a sentence with 5-10 words. This little boy is fun. He is clever and sensible; he can count from 1 to 15. The foster mother carefully teaches him to read, count, sing, etc. When the mother teaches him nursery rhymes, he can follow her without missing one word. Seeing other children going to school, he would say to the mother ”I also want to go to school.” The mother told him that he can go to school with other children together this September. The energetic boy likes playing with little children very much. When guests come to his home, he would take the initiative to share greetings with them, welcoming them with much enthusiasm. He takes care of younger brothers and sisters very well, getting along with them very well.

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Sarah Anne

Sarah AnneGirl, born October 2004
PRC
Cerebral Palsy

Listed: May 9, 2014

Sweet Sarah Anne has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy. Right now she is living in an orphanage but is able to go to a Special Education school in the big city. Sarah Anne is still a bit behind her friends developmentally but she does like to play with other children and she studies very hard. Sarah Anne is friendly with others and likes meeting new people. Sarah Anne’s limbs can be a little stiff but she still loves communicating with others.

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Gage

40224204453 GageBoy, born May 2004 (old picture)
Visual impairment, slight mental delay without behavioral disorders

Listed: February 25 , 2014

 

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Charissa

Charissa (1)Charissa (2)Girl, born August 2005
PRC
Post-op hydrocephalus and Spina bifida

Listed: January 16, 2014

Charissa is very outgoing and has a ready smile. She goes to school, and learns to sing in the school and can hold a pen with full hand and can imitate drawing lines and simple shapes. Charissa always listen to the teacher in class. She gets along well with other children and likes to have her picture taken. She hopes that she can be adopted by foreigners. Charissa is patiently waiting for the perfect photo-op, the day she meets her new family. Are you ready too?

 

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