Girl, born 2018

Patent Ductus Arteriosus

listed: Oct 2019

 

$59.20 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Boy: 2016

Listed: Jan 2021

Diagnosis: CHARI malformation; asthma- uses inhaler; delays in development

Graden was born prematurely and experienced many complications after birth. He spent the first 5 months of his life in the hospital and has lived in one of the biggest orphanages in his birth country since leaving the hospital. He is often sick with respiratory infections and has an inhaler for asthma. He’s  been diagnosed with CHARI malformation, but no treatment or surgery has been planned.
He can stand with support and will side step when holding on to something. He picks up toys, moves them from hand to hand and attempts to manipulate them. He interacts with staff members and other children. He reacts positively when he is given attention from adults and willingly interacts during therapy sessions and time with his teacher at the orphanage.

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Girl: 2012

Diagnosis: hydrocephalus-shunt placed; delays in development

Emery can move using a walker and can make a few steps with support, too. Specialists are working with her to continue to strengthen her legs and are hopeful that she’ll become more independently mobile. Emery likes listening to music and is able to reproduce some of them. She can say a few words and makes short sentences as well. She receives support and intervention from specialists in the local community. She likes to receive an individual attention. She has emotional bonds with adults. She eats by herself and her sleep is calm.

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Girl: 2011

Diagnosis: cognitive delays


Adeline is communicative with children and adults. She answers questions. Her expressive and impressive speech is developing. She follows verbal directions. She demonstrates a desire for emotional closeness. She willingly interacts with children and adults. She has established friendly relationships with her classmates. She loves listening music and dancing, as well as, drawing and coloring. She has delays in academics and receives support from a resource teacher at school.

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Boy, born 2014
CO-7
Down syndrome

Leon loves to play games with his peers. He also loves riding on his toy motorcycle. He loves to see motorcycles and hear motorcycles when he goes on his walks outside. He loves to watch the cars go by on the streets too. Leon also likes to paint, especially with his hands. He likes to drum along to music. Leon is ready to share his big heart with a forever family!

$94.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Girl, born 2018

low tone, hypothyroidism, right small kidney, left nephrocalcinosis, bilateral moderate hearing loss

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

$198.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Girl, Born 2012

Mild mental retardation; suspected autism; Disorder of brain, unspecified; Other congenital valgus deformities of feet; Congenital dislocation of hip, unilateral; Convergent concomitant strabismus

 

Carly’s younger sister and brother have been adopted.

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Boy, born 2014

Spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy, Post-traumatic hydrocephalus, Epilepsy and recurrent seizures, Profound intellectual disabilities, Umbilical hernia, Optic atrophy

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Girl, born 2013

Spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy, Profound intellectual disabilities, Other cardiomyopathies, Optic atrophy, malnutrition, Localization-related (focal) (partial) symptomatic epilepsy and epileptic syndromes with simple partial seizures

 

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Girl, born 2017

Spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy, Spastic hemiplegic cerebral palsy, Severe intellectual disabilities, Torticollis, epilepsy, limb deformities, Anisometropia and aniseikonia, Disorders of refraction and accommodation,
malnutrition

$69.30 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Boy, born 2017

Developmental disorder of speech and language, Other phakomatoses, Umbilical hernia, Congenital malformation of cardiac chambers and connections, Esotropia, Congenital ptosis, malnutrition, anemia, Other disorders of psychological development

 

 

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Girl, born 2014

Ataxic cerebral palsy, Developmental Delay, Expressive language disorder, Hypertrophy of adenoids, Esotropia, congenital malformations of urinary system

 

 

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Boy, born 2019

Disorder of brain, Undescended testicle, Other specified chromosome abnormalities, Congenital Heart Defect (Atrial septal defect & Other specified congenital malformations of heart), Hypermetropia

He has a severe heart issue, doctors do not give him a chance for heart surgery, by their opinion he needs heart transplantation, and it’s impossible in his home country.

He is such a good kid, his development is pretty good.

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Boy: 2018

Listed: Nov 2020

Diagnosis: Spina Bifida, hydrocephalus-shunt placed

Danny loves being in the playroom at the orphanage. He plays with toys and gets very excited when adults interact with him. He enjoys listening to music. He participates in therapy each day to work on learning new skills.

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Boy:  2016

Diagnosis: HIV+; delays in development

Listed: Nov 2020

Tony’s birth mother is HIV+ and is reported to have abused drugs during her pregnancy with him. He was born premature at 33 weeks and was confirmed HIV+ after birth. He was immediately placed on antiviral therapy. His viral load grew, so his medication was changed. His viral load consistently dropped on the new medications. His last 2 lab reports show that his viral load is undetectable.
Tony has been diagnosed with mental delays and expressive speech delays. He walks, speaks using simple words, understands what is said to him and eats from a spoon.  He’s described as having positive emotions. He plays with toys and responds appropriately to staff.

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Girl: 2018

Listed: Nov. 2020

Diagnosis: Condition after congenital CMV infection. Infantile cerebral palsy – spastic quadriparesis. Brain atrophy. Convergent strabismus

Becky can turn from back to belly and sit up with support. She reaches for toys and tries to play with them. She will hold toys in her hands and knock them together. She reacts very positively to interactions with adults. She gets very happy when spoken to/interacted with and will wave her hands as if to say hello when someone speaks to her. She makes sounds, but is not yet saying words.

*** I am eligible for a $2,000 Grant! ***This grant is offered by Reece’s Rainbow, for children in this specific country. Grant funds are dependent on available funding.

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Boy, born 2010

Spastic diplegic cerebral palsy, Severe intellectual disabilities, Microcephaly, Other congenital malformations of brain, Congenital malformation of cardiac chambers and connections, Other specified congenital malformations

 

 

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Boy, born 2012

severe mental delays, malnutrition, anemia, rickets, congenital deformation of clavisternomastoid muscle, myopia, hemangioma

 

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Boy, born 2015

Blindness (both eyes), Severe intellectual disabilities, Other disorders of brain, anemia, Other cardiomyopathies

 

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Girl, born 2011

Severe intellectual disabilities, malnutrition, anemia, Other cardiomyopathies

 

 

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Boy, born 2015

Disorders of psychological development, Disorder of brain, malnutrition, Microcephaly, Undescended testicle

 

 

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Boy, born 2009

severe mental delay, cardiomyopathy, atrophy of visual nerve

 

 

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Boy, born 2006

Moderate mental delays, allergy, dermatitis

 

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Boy, born 2006

Severe mental delay, scoliosis, strabismus, flat feet, atrophy of visual nerve

 

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Boy, born 2008

severe mental delay, hepatitis c

 

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Girl, born 2012

mental delays, hypermetropya, strabismus, rickets, anemia, congenital deformation of sternocleidomastoid muscle, congenital deformation of hip

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Boy, born 2008

severe mental delay, congenital malformation of retina, congenital malformation of optic disc, strabismus

 

 

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Girl, born 2009

severe mental delay, autism, congenital heart disease, myopia, strabismus

 

 

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Boy, born 2011

severe mental delay
congenital anomoly the development of the brain
low parapareses
damage of functions of walking

$72.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Girl, born 2011

severe mental delay, cerebral palsy, concomitant strabismus, astigmatism, contracture joint, unspecified heart disease

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Boy, born 2009

severe mental delay
hypermetropia
atopic dermatitis
heart disease
gallbladder disease

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Boy, born 2009

moderate mental delay
epilepsy
microcephalus

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Girl, born 2008

severe mental delay
cerebral palsy
microphtalm
concomitant strabismus, unspecific
anemia

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Girl, born 2012
PRC
Spina Bifida, Club foot

London is a kind, smart, beautiful, shy, and determined girl, born in November of 2012, who interacts positively with her caregivers and the other children. London enjoys watching cartoons, listening to music, and playing with other children. Her favorite activities include singing and playing with dolls and stuffed animals. She likes to be near her caregivers and prefers they hold her hand when they go outside. London has normal cognitive and language development. She speaks in clear and complete sentences and can sing children’s songs. London was born with spina bifida and clubbed feet. She had surgery for her spina bifida, but has not had anything done with her feet/ankles. London is able to crawl, stand with assistance, and sit independently. Her report indicates she has good fine motor skills as she is able to pick-up small objects, play with toys, hold a pen to draw, and turn the pages of a book. This adorable little girl is going to such a blessing to a very lucky family!

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Girl, born 2017
disorder of the brain, unspecified

Boy, born 2015
Other developmental disorders of speech and language
Other disorders of psychological development

These two are in the same orphanage now, but they have 3 older siblings in a different orphanage. One of the older children was born in 2012; we don’t have the info on the other two children’s age.

More likely the governmental authorities will want all 5 children to be adopted together in the same family, because they have no severe special needs.

Isla has been registered for domestic adoption for over a year and because of her age, she is internationally adoptable only under the condition of adoption of the older sibling(s).

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Boy, born 2018

Multiple congenital malformations, not elsewhere classified
Other specified congenital malformations of brain
spastic tetraplegia
Other generalized epilepsy and epileptic syndromes
Aortopulmonary septal defect
Nonrheumatic mitral (valve) insufficiency
Pain in joint

 

Harlan has 2 siblings: his half-sister, born in 2010, is not adoptable because she lives in her biological father’s family. His brother, born in 2006, lives in a different orphanage.

Due to this boy’s special news, the governmental authorities may consider the separation of brothers. However, the family is to be approved for 2 children to cover the age of the older brother, (even if they don’t plan to adopt him) in order to separate the boys.

$258.60 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Boy, born 2014

Other specified congenital malformations of brain
spastic paraplegia
Communicating hydrocephalus
Severe intellectual disabilities
Other congenital valgus deformities of feet
Congenital malformation of optic disc

He has an older half-sister; she lives with family.

$67.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Girl, born 2010

Listed: Nov 2020

Spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy
Microcephaly
Localization-related (focal) (partial) symptomatic epilepsy and epileptic syndromes with complex partial seizures
Other cardiomyopathies
Iron deficiency anemia, unspecified

 

$3,468.75 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Girl, born 2016
HIV
Umbilical hernia
Flat foot
Disorder of brain, unspecified

Girl, born 2015
Healthy

Siblings; these girls must be adopted together!

$144.45 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Boy, born 2009

Listed: Nov 2020

Arthrogryposis multiplex congenita
Mild intellectual disabilities
delayed development following protein-calorie malnutrition

$22.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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guardianangelBoy, born 2014
Traumatic Brain Injury

Listed: Nov 2020

His special needs are related with afteraction of head injury made by his birth mother; he was severely beaten at early childhood.  He requires permanent physical medicine and rehabilitation. He pulls his leg and doesn’t have full use of one of his hands.

He has a pretty good memory and good eyesight.

$827.40 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Girl, born 2014

Other and unspecified encephalopathy; developmental disorder; Chronic tubotympanic suppurative otitis media; Astigmatism; Cytomegaloviral hepatitis; Iron deficiency anemia; Delayed development following protein-calorie malnutrition

 

$4.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Girl, born 2010

Compression of the brain; Unspecified severe protein-calorie malnutrition; Protein-calorie malnutrition of moderate and mild degree; Specific developmental disorders of speech and language

$624.60 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Girl, born 2010

HIV disease resulting in encephalopathy; developmental disorder; Esotropia; Myopia; Flat foot; Delayed development following protein-calorie malnutrition; Other specified diseases of gallbladder; Enuresis not due to a substance or known physiological condition; Contracture of joint; Hypothyroidism, unspecified; Other cardiomyopathies; Other specified congenital malformations of brain

She is a very good girl with good potential to develop.

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Boy, born 2019

Fetal alcohol syndrome (dysmorphic)

 

He has 5 siblings in the family-style children home, they are not adoptable.

 

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Boy, born 2017

Other congenital malformations of brain

By his medical statement his psychological development  does not match his age

 

 

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Boy, born 2014

HIV disease resulting in other specified conditions
Seborrhea capitis
Disorder of central nervous system, unspecified
Congenital deformities of feet
Mixed specific developmental disorders
Expressive language disorder
Mixed behavior and emotional disorder

Listed: Nov 2020

Lincoln has 3 sisters born in 2009, 2011, 2013 – all are in “a family-type children’s home.”  These siblings are not available for foreign adoption but available for domestic adoption.  In order to adopt Lincoln, a family would have to get permission for “separating” siblings.

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Boy, born 2019

Fetal alcohol syndrome (dysmorphic)
Congenital deformity of sternocleidomastoid muscle
Disorder of brain, unspecified

Listed: Nov 2020

$76.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Boy, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

SEVERAL VIDEOS available!

Handsome Enzo is an extroverted little boy who is well loved by his caretakers! He laughs out loud when other children play with him, but will cry loudly if someone grabs his toy. When people ask “Do you still know me?” he will respond with a huge smile. When his file was prepared at the age of three, he could stand up by holding the railing and could change his body position when he sat down. Enzo can imitate adults by blowing kisses and waving goodbye. He could walk everywhere if he holds onto an adult’s finger. Enzo likes playing with other children and likes colorful toys and toys that make sound. He can sway his body to the music. He can say “Mama, sister is here.” Enzo understands what his caretakers say to him and they all adore him. They say that he is small compared to his same-aged peers, but that he is active and strong. He is very outgoing and will open his arms happily to be held. Enzo has a good appetite and is said to be a steady sleeper. We’re hoping an update will come through for Enzo and that this cutie pie will soon have a family of his own!

Update Oct 2020:  Enzo is generally healthy.  With reminders, he can go to the toilet by himself.  He is outgoing and gentle, and likes to talk with people.  Little sweetheart is afraid of high pitch noise and bugs. Enzo has very good gross motor skills.  He can run, jump and walk without help.  He can fill in colors, connect dots with lines, and pick up tiny things. He sees a speech therapist, and his speech and cognition has been improving.  He is attached to his caretakers and teachers. He knows to care for others. When he is afraid, give him hugs, he will calm down then.  Enzo has good social skills. He stays with his little friends, and shares toys and food with them.

Enzo has a grant of $2000 with his current adoption agency.

$63.90 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Girl, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome

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Leigha is a sweet little girl. In July of 2015, when she arrived to her current care center, she could sit alone and was said to be smiley, but also cried a lot. At the time her file was prepared in 2017, she could stand up by holding onto something. Leigha liked to scoot across the floor on her bottom to get a toy she wanted to play with. She likes playing with colorful toys, dolls, and with other children. When she listens to music, she will shake her body to dance. When she was called by her caretaker, she could turn her head to find the sound source. Leigha smiles when people amuse her and she can understand her caretaker. She has a good personality overall, but is sometimes obstinate. Leigha is introverted, shy, and cries easily, but is as cute as can be. She has a good diet and is said to be a steady sleeper. We’re hoping to be able to get an update for Leigha and that she won’t wait much longer!

Leigha has a $2000 grant with her current adoption agency.

$29.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Girl, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome

Jill is a beautiful little girl. She is active and smiley. She is afraid of strangers, but close to familiar people. Jill likes playing with toys that make sounds. Jill is a deep sleeper and she has a normal appetite and often holds her own bottle to drink. At the time Jill’s file was prepared, she could turn over, sit, and stand while holding onto or against objects. She was learning to walk in the walker and could make sounds. Jill likes smiling, interacting with adults, and being held and kissed. She enjoys listening to music and is said to be easy-going. Jill is receiving therapy every day and progressing in all aspects. She is from a former partnership orphanage and agency staff have met her when she was just a little baby. We are hoping to get an update on her and hoping that her family will see her very soon!

Jill’s file was updated in October 2020. She is active and energetic. She likes to play and is very happy. Jill is well-behaved and obedient, but afraid of strangers. She currently walks with assistance, and is not yet potty-trained. When she is afraid, she likes hugs.

There is a $2,000 agency fee reduction for Jill’s adoption with her current adoption agency.

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Boy, born 2008

microcephaly
partial optic atrophy
Severe intellectual disabilities

Listed: Feb 2020

 

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Girl: 2015

Diagnosis: Down Syndrome

Listed: Oct. 2020

This 5 year old girl born with Down syndrome in Eastern Europe is described as brave, loving and interested in activities. She adapts well to a new environment and enjoys coloring, painting, musical activities, singing and playing with toys and dolls. She is developmentally delayed and needs a loving family to help her reach her full potential.

 

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Boy, born 2010

Blind

Listed: October 2020

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

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

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

$135.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Boy, born 2017
PRC
Down syndrome

Quintin is an adorable and active little boy, born in September of 2017 with Down syndrome. In December of 2017, he was moved into a foster family. He quickly grew very attached to his foster uncle. When he see his foster uncle, he will ask him for hug and kiss him! When the uncle takes him to play outdoors, he yells “yiya” happily. Quintin is afraid of strangers. If a stranger hugs him, he will cry loudly if he doesn’t see his foster mother or uncle right away. Quintin’s file was prepared when he was one year and nine months of age. At that time, he could walk while holding onto an adult’s hand and could even take a few steps without holding on. He was saying one or two words at that time, such as “baba” or “ajie.” Quintin could be naughty at times. He liked throwing things, especially if it was something he didn’t know how to play with. He can understand adult’s simple instructions. His foster family was working on potty training him. They describe Quintin as sunny, busy, and smiley and say that he loves outdoor activities. We are hoping to get an update for Quintin and that his forever family sees him while he is still a little guy too!

There is a $2,000 agency fee reduction for Quintin’s adoption with his current adoption agency.

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Boy, born 2015

 

Unspecified mental disorder due to known physiological condition
Expressive language disorder
Disorder of central nervous system, unspecified

 

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Boy, born 2014

Disorder of central nervous system, unspecified
Severe intellectual disabilities
Other specified chromosome abnormalities
Frostbite with tissue necrosis of abdominal wall, lower back and pelvis

 

He has a brother born in 2012 who was placed in a different orphanage.  

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Boy, born 2014

Disorder of central nervous system, unspecified
Mixed specific developmental disorders
Expressive language disorder
Other mental disorders due to known physiological condition Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, predominantly hyperactive type
Other congenital malformations of upper limb(s), including shoulder girdle
Congenital malformation syndromes due to known exogenous causes, not elsewhere classified

Has two siblings under custody (2003, 2010) and not currently available for adoption.

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Boy, born 2016

Other disorders of nervous system not elsewhere classified
Ventral hernia
Other congenital deformities of feet
Other congenital malformations of cardiac chambers and connections
Neonatal goiter, not elsewhere classified
Persistent hyperplasia of thymus
Fetal alcohol syndrome (dysmorphic)

He has 2 siblings – 17-year old sister and 12-year old brother; Due to his special needs, he may be able to be separated from his siblings, for adoption.

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Boy, born 2014

 

Phonological disorder
Portal hypertension
Iron deficiency anemia secondary to blood loss (chronic)

 

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Girl, born 2016

Communicating hydrocephalus
Paraplegia
Epileptic seizures related to external causes
Other congenital deformities of hip
Optic atrophy
Other visual disturbances
Iron deficiency anemia, unspecified

 

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Girl, born 2017
Disorder of brain, unspecified
Phonological disorder

Girl, born 2016
Other disorders of nervous system not elsewhere classified
Phonological disorder

 

These sisters must be adopted together! There are 4 other siblings in a separate orphanage.

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Boy, born 2016

 

Congenital malformations of corpus callosum
Communicating hydrocephalus
ther generalized epilepsy and epileptic syndromes
Other congenital deformities of hip
Other congenital deformities of chest

 

 

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“ihaveawarrior”

Boy, born 2016
H-C
Cerebral palsy

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

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

Physically, Jesse can balance in a sitting position for several seconds, with his legs crossed and using his arms for support. He doesn’t do it for long at a time before he tumbles over, but he is always very proud of his accomplishments. He doesn’t roll over, but when he is laying on his tummy (his favorite position!), he can lift his head up and look around. Jesse loves to practice his walking, especially if he can “chase” the other kids around. I support him by holding him under his arms and then he lifts his feet and off we go. Jesse wears AFOs to use his stander every day. He really enjoys this time and rarely fusses while he stands. He has a musical light up toy that he likes to use during this time and he is quick to fuss if one of the other kids tries to take it. He also goes to physical therapy four days a week where he works hard on continuing to develop his skills.

Jesse still wears a diaper, but he is working on potty training and sits on his modified potty every evening before bath time. He will usually use it and always smiles proudly when we praise him for this.

Jesse eats well, with mostly pureed food, although he also likes to eat things like crackers or cookies. He does not self-feed, but if we give him the spoon to hold, he works hard to bring it to his mouth. Jesse drinks from a sippy cup and a water bottle with a straw – he especially loves milk and juice, but nothing too cold!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

$1,027.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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“ihaveawarrior”Boy, born 2017

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

Congenital tracheomalacia

 

 

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

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

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

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“ihaveawarrior” Twin Boys, born 2017

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

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

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

$1,135.40 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Girl, born Feb 2006

TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) and intellectual disability

Listed: September 2020

Ruthie is a very vibrant, energetic, and joyful girl . She loves to be with and meet new friends. Ruthie enjoys dancing and can easily captivate the attention of anyone she comes in contact with. Ruthie walks independently, but does have some minor issues with her balance. Ruthie is vocal, and can speak several words in telegu (her native language) as well as some English words. Ruthie is a true delight to be around and would absolutely thrive in a family environment that could give her one on one attention and love her for the wonderful, joyful, and enthusiastic queen she is.

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“ihaveawarrior”Girl, born summer 2015

CO-7
Down syndrome

Listed: Sept 2020

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

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

$2,855.37 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Girl, born 2008
PRC
HIV+

Janessa is a beautiful girl, born in December of 2008, who has had a lot of loss in her life. Janessa’s caregivers say that she is very quiet and introverted, but that she has good language comprehension. She scores very well on her Chinese tests and average in mathematics. With some tutoring and repeated practice, Janessa can master concepts. She can do two-digit addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, decimal points, area, length, time, and more. She can read elementary school comics and story books on her own, and can complete a 100-word composition. Janessa can draw animals and flowers. She makes time to finish her homework each day and, if she doesn’t understand the question, she will ask the teacher. Janessa will sometimes play with other girls, but her friends say she is a little eccentric sometimes and her friends don’t want to play with her. Most of time, Janessa reads alone or watches other children play. When she’s not reading, Janessa likes watching TV and playing on the computer. She also enjoys outdoor activities, and going to the supermarket to buy her favorite snacks. When Janessa is unhappy, she will cry. She is sometimes bullied by her peers, but she is forgiving and will play with those peers not long after the fact. In general, Janessa gets along well with her peers in the orphanage and she is polite to everyone. She is happy to have a lot of caretakers who care about her.

Janessa is HIV+ and she takes antiviral drugs every day. She is a good sleeper and is not a picky eater, but she loves snacks and watermelon best! Janessa’s motor skills are normal and she is coordinated. She enjoys running, jump roping, and playing outdoors. Janessa has strong self-care skills. She can help sweep and clean the floors, and wash and hang the clothes. Janessa always helps and she makes sure to take good care of her own health. Janessa needs a loving family she can trust and one who will love her forever, as she has gone through enough loss in her biological family. Could your family be Janessa’s forever?

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There is a $1,500 agency fee reduction for Janessa’s adoption via her current adoption agency!

$108.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Boy, born 2017
PRC
Down syndrome

 

Three year old Ryder is described as sunny, outgoing, and smiley. According to his file to his 2017 report, Ryder could move his body to music, sit on his own, and his videos from 2019 show him walking while holding onto a support. His 2019 update highlights that he can say simple words and laugh loudly. Ryder knows when someone is calling his name, he can recognize people he knows, he enjoys listening to music and playing outdoors.

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“ihaveawarrior” Boy, born 2016

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

Listed: June 2020

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“ihaveawarrior”Boy, born 2011

Listed: June 2020

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

$1,050.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Girl, born 2005

an I600a must be filed by March 2021!

Listed: June 2020

Moderate intellectual disabilities
Short stature due to endocrine disorder
Scoliosis, unspecified
Intermittent heterotropia

$35.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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