Benjamin

Boy, born 2010
PRC
Progeria (not officially diagnosed)

Listed: July 2017

Benjamin is the sweetest little boy who recently turned seven years old! Sadly, many people in Benjamin’s life have already given up hope on him…but not us. We know there must be a very special plan for this little boy who came into care at the approximate age of two and got to participate in camp this past November, spending a few days with the team members despite the fact that he didn’t have an adoption file. The agency asked that his file be made ready and it was completed and arrived just this week! Benjamin is attending kindergarten in the classroom inside his orphanage. He can do addition and subtraction within 10 and knows his shapes, colors, and classmates’ names. Benjamin communicates well and is good about sharing his toys and food with other children. He loves to draw, color, and sing songs. Benjamin cares a lot about his teachers and the other children. He likes to play with toys and play outside. Benjamin is able to put on and take off simple clothes, use chopsticks to eat, and take care of himself. He has good comprehension skills and is always willing to help his teachers in the classroom. He is very obedient and focused. It is time to find a family for this special little boy who is full of hope!

Benjamin’s camp volunteer said: This little guy is the sweetest. He plays great with other kids, is a very meticulous artist, and is very smart! He is right on target intellectually. He gets around just fine. Benjamin starts off shy, but warms up as soon as he sees he can trust you (which didn’t take long). He played very well with the other kids. but didn’t really like to be touched though, especially at first. He would take my hand. I do believe that he would be more open to touch given more time. Benjamin is very smart, is an avid artist with crayons (leaves no white!) and enjoys cartoons. When he didn’t want to do something, he didn’t do it. Period. He sure is a sweet boy!

Another volunteer said: Benjamin has a sense of humor. I was cleaning up the balls and he was tossing them out as fast as I tossed them in. We were both laughing. He’s a good eater, too- loved noodles.

A third volunteer said: On the last day, I crawled in the ball pit with him. He was actually welcoming my hugs and my kissing all over him!

$579.80 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Anonymous Angels

This spot is for the Anonymous Angels group to make their donations for matching grants.

 

For additional information about the Anonymous Angels group, please contact Terri (gary_and_terri@hotmail.com).

 

$0.00 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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Sasha

Sasha (1)Girl, born August 2008
PRC
Down Syndrome

 

Sasha is critically ill, and no longer available for international adoption.  Please keep this sweet girl in your prayers.

 

 

Sasha’s grant of $2,857.99 has been gifted to newly listed Noelle.

Annie #40-4

Annie-206x300DOB: December 2005

Diagnosis: delays in development -report indicates that due to delayed speech, Autism was initially suspected. However, no formal testing has been done and the child’s development is continuing to improve.

Listed March 2011

Annie’s motor skills are well developed. She walks, runs, catches & throws a ball, climbs, hops on one foot and participates in musical games that require movement. Her fine motor skills are developing as well. She can open/close scissors and is learning to cut with them. She draws on paper, though she is not yet writing letters. She plays with play dough and builds a tower of 12 blocks. She is in the 1st grade and attending school outside the orphanage. She follows verbal directions and responds to her name. She tries to imitate words said by adults. She currently expresses herself non verbally. She is very protective of her possessions. She doesn’t often initiate play with the other children, but she will play close to them. She will join in organized group activities for short periods of time and is very emotionally responsive to familiar adults. She needs extra time to complete tasks and has a short attention span. She stops inappropriate behaviors when redirected by an adult. She feeds and dresses herself. Since she is non verbal, she does not yet indicate that she needs to go to the bathroom on her own, so she is taken on a schedule and is completely toilet trained using this method.

Update March 2014:
She was recently transferred to a mental institution.

The child has moderate mental delay and her neuropsychological development is delayed mostly with regards to her speech. However, as you will see in the videos, the girl is repeating words after an adult and trying to pronounce them as the adult does. She knows and shows all her body parts, she knows how to write the first letter of her name. She also tries to write her full name but still has some difficulties as she is changing the order of the letters. The girl understands everything she is told by adults. She follows instructions and does errands. She is very musical. In the videos you will see her perform dance movements when asked by an adult.

It is obvious that this is a lovely, affectionate child, who seeks adults’ attention, caress and closeness. She is willing to learn new things and I believe that with a constant family environment, providing her with comfort, encouragement, love and attention and with regular individual sessions with a speech therapist, this child could achieve much more progress in her development.
Additional photos & videos are available.

$1,001.81 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!

Kiril

Boy, Born January 20, 2004

NEW UPDATE!: What a blessing to still have visibility of Kiril, and know he is still fighting for a chance and waiting for his family to come for him. He is regressing, as he is given little opportunity to stretch or be mobile at all. He needs help for the strength to sit up now, but even still he wears a smile and a light in his eyes. There is a loving, forever family out there for this boy!This spunky little angel is ready to melt your heart! Kiril has blonde hair and hazel eyes, and a smile that can light up a room! He was born with cerebral palsy. One of our own adoptive families who visited with him in March 2008 said this about Kiril: ” I’m a sucker for blondies and this little guy with his green-brown eyes is adorable! He smiled and wanted to interact with me when I came into the room despite the cries of his neighbor. His smiles were brief but heartwarming and then he was curious about what I was up to. Each time the camera flashed he rewarded it with a great grin! Except it was always right AFTER the flash so I couldn’t capture his sweet smile.”

From his medical records: infantile cerebral paralysis, double hemiplegia, epilepsy, optic nerve atrophy, multiple cardiopathies, contracture of hip and knee joints

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.

This child is in a region that is currently not open to adoptions.

Maddie

Maddie (2)

Maddie (1)Girl, born July 2010
PRC
Down syndrome, congenital heart defect (ASD)

Maddie is a clever child, curious about anything new and with a passion for life. She is somewhat introverted but will play with other children. She is a happy child who often asks her caregiver for a hug. She likes colorful toys as well as dolls.

$15,081 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

 

Garfield

Guardian Angel

Boy, born April 2008
Hepatitis C, rough mental delay, fish skin (ichthyosis)

 

What lovely blue eyes this little guy has … and cute mussed up hair!

 

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

This child is in a region that is currently not open to adoptions. We are no longer able to accept new donations for this child. The current grant funds will remain with this child until the unrest is resolved or the children become permanently unavailable for adoption.

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