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Christian L11

boysillouettenophotoBoy, Born May 2004
Down syndrome

Listed: October 9, 2012

Christian has positive reactions towards the adults with whom he is familiar.   Has interest about what surrounds him, though not very big and also not very sustainable.   Makes unarticulated sounds.   He sleeps well, but has difficulties to fall asleep.

Christian attends school and gets good references from his teachers, he is starting to express his opinion – murmurs when tries to answer.   Active and joyful and as most boys – he likes cars and playing with them.  Is able to move up and down the stairs, eats self-dependently, though has self-care difficulties (still working on toileting), likes long walks in fresh air but is able to do them only with holding on one’s hand.  Christian has amazing potential….what a joy to get to watch him grow and thrive in a forever family!  Older parents, large families, and single moms welcome.  Great program!

*** I am eligible for a $15,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***

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Harvey L21

boysillouettenophotoHarvey, born 2003

Listed: July 31, 2015

Harvey, the older brother, is 11 y.o. He is active, helpful, kindhearted, he likes participating in different events and enjoys dancing. The boy wants to be a leader among peers. His medical diagnosis – bronchial asthma (in remission).

Hudson, the younger brother is no longer available for adoption.

*** 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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Daniel and Donald L5

boysillouettenophotoboysillouettenophoto2 siblings, adoptable separately or together: older brother, 2012, and younger brother, 2013

Listed:  October 1, 2014

Older brother has blue eyes and light brown hair.  He crawls, he also walks around if being held by both hands. He stands up by sticking to something. The boy makes a longer eye contact with an adult, he plays with toys, responds to his name. His appetite is good, he does not try to eat with a spoon, needs to be fed. Sleeps well, sometimes swings before falling asleep. Sometimes has a tendency to swing and beat his head against the floor. He has been diagnosed with effects of neonatal central nervous system hypoxia in a state of diffuse muscle hypotonic syndrome, psychomotor retardation. OU astigmatism, hypermetropia, OU nystagmus, esotropia. Language development delay.

Younger brother has blue eyes and light brown hair. The child crawls, he does not eat independently, needs to be fed. The boy is emotionally labile, often cries, plays alones, likes musical toys. He has been diagnosed with OU Nystagmus horizontal. OU Astigmatism mixtus. OD Esotropia. Psychomotor development delay. Speech development delay. Muscle tone imbalance.

$322.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $268.50 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!

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Greg L12

boysillouettenophotoBoy, born 2011

His medical diagnosis – preterm birth II grade. Foot deformity. Fingers, toes congenital anomalies. Osteogenesis imperfect (type I). Bilateral hydrocele, antenatal damage to the central nervous system.

Listed:  July 30, 2015

This boy has a gentle care, with a passive posture on the back. Hand, foot-stretching movements. He can fix and direct eye-sight, smile. He is smart, talks about many things. In his young age he talks in short sentences. Right now he is bed-ridden and gets outside in a wheelchair and his possibility to walk independently is unsure. Currently he is using special medicine that in long-term can possibly improve the state of his bones, but as of now he gets a fracture approximately once in three months.

$1,015.10 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Terry L2

boysillouettenophotoBoy, born 2012

Medical diagnosis – condition after brain contusion. Post-traumatic tetraparesis, hypotension and muscle dystonia syndrome. Language development disorder. OD Astigmatism mixtus.

Listed:  October 1, 2014

He has grey eyes and brown hair. He is smiley, positive, recognizes his name, he enjoys individual attention, he responds to contact. He likes to catch toys, bring them or to move them aside. The boy likes water treatment.

$9.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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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.

***We are eligible for an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds.
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Aiden, Ainsley, and Aimee L18

Siblings born, summer 2003, summer 2005, and fall 2008

Listed: April 2018

Aiden has blue eyes and dark brown hair. He graduated 6th grade this year, learns after a regular school program. His results at school are average, he has some difficulties, but he can learn the required. The boy is interested in sports – he likes to play football and rugby, but sometimes he can be too lazy to attend the trainings. He also likes to work with technique, to repair something and to take pictures. The boy is calm and a little bit shy. He has good self-care skills, has no behavior problems or bad habits. He regularly attends speech therapist and recreative gymnastics in the out-of-family care institution.

Diagnoses: specific speech and language development disorders. Unspecified learning disorders. Food allergy. Allergic dermatitis. OU astigmatismus mixtus. Deformation of chest.

Ainsley has brown eyes and dark brown hair. She graduated 5th grade this year, learns after a regular school program. Her results at school are very good, she is hard-working and one of the best scholars in the class. She sings in an ensemble, dances modern dances, draws, plays rugby and football. She also likes to cook, to work in the garden and to ride a bike. The girl is calm and a little bit shy, but strong-willed. The girl`s physical development has significantly improved because of recreative gymnastics, dancing and sports, she has no X-shaped legs anymore. She has good self-care skills, has no behavior problems or bad habits. She regularly attends speech therapist and recreative gymnastics in the out-of-family care institution.

Diagnoses: allergic rhinopathy. Deformation of nasal septum. OD ptosis (operation in July 2014). Exotropia secundaris. Clumsy child syndrome (has improved). Dyslalia. Posture disorders (has improved). X-shaped legs (has improved). Umbilical hernia. Allergic dermatitis.

Aimee has greyish-blue eyes and brown hair. She graduated the 1st grade this year, a regular school program. She dances both modern and folk dances, sings in an ensemble and choir, draws, plays rugby and football. She also takes a part in cooking, rides a bike and does manual training. The girl likes animals very much. She has good self-care skills, has no behavior problems or bad habits. She regularly attends speech therapist and recreative gymnastics in the out-of-family care institution. Her physical development has significantly improved because of recreative gymnastics, dancing and sports, she has no X-shaped legs anymore. The girl is calm and a little bit shy.

Diagnoses: unspecified speech and language development disorders. Other emotional disorders. Dyslalia. Asymmetrical posture. X-shaped legs. Umbilical hernia. Naevus pigmentorum thoracis. OU hypermetropia.

From a family that has met them: Aiden is an awesome boy who is from my daughter’s orphanage. I spent quite a bit of time with him. He is quiet at first, but opens up over time. He likes to laugh, play soccer, and build things. He wants a dad to do things with him. He was polite and thankful while I was with him. It’s hard to watch his friends leave with families, and know that time is running out for him and his younger sisters.

*** 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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Zion L26

Boy, born April 2007

HIV I, N II. Hepatitis B. Atopic dermatitis – remission. Allergy to the cow milk products; low physical development. The consequences of the prenatal defect of central system of nerves, the delay of psychomotor development.

Listed: October 2017

Zion has blue eyes, light hair, and is very joyful.

Zion likes to ride bikes, play soccer, play with Legos, eat ice cream and wants to grow up to be a Policeman! Sounds like most little boys, doesn’t it? This little guy has other dreams, too: to come to America, to have a present at Christmas, and to have a brother and a mom.

*** 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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Barric L44

Boy, born early 2015
significantly premature child, post-haemorrhagic obstructive hydrocephalus, chronic bronchitis, psycho-motor and physical development delay

Listed: July 2017

The boy has greyish-brown eyes and brown hair. The boy smiles a lot, he likes contact with other people, is interested in toys, likes to be outside, enjoys taking bath. When the boy lays on his stomach, he tries to raise his head and hold it for a short time. He eats well porridge or root vegetables with meat, he is spoon-fed. Mostly is seated in a specialized chair with head positioning.

Physiotherapist: tone imbalance. Slight spastic distally, active reflexes, weak torso; Weak head and torso control in all positions against gravity. In lying down on the back position the head is turned to the right, turns to the abdomen without lifting his head from the surface. The head in comparison to body proportionally large. Poor attention and motivation persistence. Interested in flashing, scintillating texture items. Emotionally labile. The development dynamics is minimal.

 

$1,383.40 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $372.50 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!

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Branden L41

Boy, born summer 2012

Down syndrome, speech delay

Listed: July 2017

Branden has bluish-green eyes and light brown hair. He is sunny, inquisitive and very active boy, who likes attention and communication. Branden was placed in an out-of-family care institution (from foster care) at the age of 3 years and 5 months. The adaptation period in the orphanage was successful, the boy was friendly and cute, the attention span was sustainable, physical development corresponded the age, language development was delayed.

Branden’s overall development progresses well, although the development of language is without change, attention span is less sustainable, he is more careless. General movements are free, the boy freely moves, runs, climbs up and down the stairs. Branden is very active and inquisitive. He shows interest in the surrounding area and events, as well as activities of adults and other children. He is friendly and builds contact gladly also with less known people. The boy is interested in toys, but often the interest is unstable, he plays a little bit and then looks for another toy. Needs to be motivated to continue and finish the started play. The boy tends to be inattentive, has unstable attention, wants to rush everything. Language development lags behind age norms and progress is very minimal. The boy responds to his name, he comprehends and reacts adequately on daily instructions. Uses few words in short form in his active speech, but in most occasions uses inarticulate exclamation sounds, vocabulary has not progressed. Passive (receptive) vocabulary is wider. Keenly observes and leafs through picture books, but he cannot show the asked object or name it himself. Self-skills well trained, independent eating and drinking, knows his cot, is able to dress himself partially, can undress, is not yet able to fasten clothes with buttons or zips, goes to toilet after reminder, sometimes goes independently.

Branden does have older siblings, but they have been legally separated by the courts.

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  From May 15 through Dec 31, 2018, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

$1,369.70 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Natalia L36

girlsillouettenophotoGirl, born 2011

Apert syndrome, Face dysmorphia, Multiple-suture craniosynostosis. Maxillary hypoplasia. Syndactyly (fingers grown together)

Natalia has blue eyes and light hair. She is quiet, observant, she is interested in toys and what is happening around, walks by holding to the play pen, understands the words, but does not speak.

Listed: Jan 11, 2017

Information from the pediatrician (2016) – girl`s parents have normal intelligence. Development dynamic of the child is positive. She is open to contact, diligent, purposeful actions, has started to tell when she needs to go to the potty, choosy in the household situations. She has an understanding of language, repeats names, nasal pronunciation due to high vaulted palate. She pronounces 2 words a time, articulation apparatus is inert, she receives massages. The girl is hard-working. She has emotional expressions. Interested in animals. Stability of attention and concentration skills are good. Orients in room and plane. Differentiates shapes and colors. Active thinking is really improved (combined actions). She colors with pleasure. Rotation of palms renewed in the post-operation period due to syndactyly.

$9.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Klay L35

boysillouettenophotoBoy, born 2011

Sleep disorder. Other childhood emotional disorders, Anoxic brain damage, not elsewhere classified, aftereffects of perinatal hypoxia. Tracheostomy. Protein energy malnutrition. Language development delay. At nights boy uses artificial lung ventilation machine.

Listed: Jan 11, 2017

Klay has brown eyes and dark brown hair. He is joyful, communicative, understands the everyday situations. Differentiates persons and calls them by their names. Accepts all kind of activities, wants individual attention. He has a small vocabulary, unsustainable attention. Positive and active in communication. His gait is stable, he eats and drinks independently. Is interested in what is happening around him – in things and environment. Boy’s reactions are stereotypic but there are positive features in the development of the boy.

$225.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Blossom L34

girlsillouettenophotoGirl, born on October 2003

Down syndrome, mental delays, speech and language delays, behavior/attention issues. Hypothyroidism. Bronchial asthma. Astigmatism. Hypermetropia. The girl needs to wear glasses for distance.

Listed: Jan 10, 2017

Blossom resides in an out-of-family care institution since October 2003 — her mother placed her in the social care center, as she couldn’t provide care and therapy for her.  Her mother visited regularly, and took her home for short visits and out for walks.  Unfortunately, her mother died in early 2016.  Blossom has an older half-sister who visits, but is unable to care for her, so she did not take on her guardianship.

Blossom has greyish-blue eyes and light grey hair. She attends 6th grade at specialized boarding school (for children with significant mental delays). She is communicative, friendly and active, always wants to take a part in all activities. She likes music and dancing very much, she has learned to ride a bike, with pleasure attends music lessons, domestic science and sports. The girl gets dressed herself, has self-care skills. She has active speech disorders, the girl can’t concentrate on one exercise for a long time, gets bored quickly. She commands other children, sometimes hurts them. She needs constant surveillance and care round the clock.

Learning skills are encumbered due to communication and intellectual disorders.  The girl has language delay, speech of people around she comprehends partly – comprehends opening statements, but understanding of statements is very limited. She has s small active vocabulary. In communication she often uses particular sounds and strings of sounds, simple gestures, understands some pictograms. Passive vocabulary is wider – it contains the most commonly used words, phrases and persons’ names in everyday situations. She needs regular assistance in the learning process, encouragement, bright visuals and direct cooperation with a teacher. The girl has started to construct simple, short sentences, but they are very unintelligible.

Her attention is more persistent if someone is working with her individually.  She can accomplish simple action individually – to take, to put back, to give, to observe pictures, to point on some objects in those pictures, to color over lines. She actively takes part in motion games and sports activities, sings and dances in music lesson. In literature class she tries to tell story independently, listens to the reading material, comprehends it partly. In the free time she plays with dolls and turns the pages of a magazine.

Blossom likes to participate in all measures. She has a leader position in her class and behavior problems are observed, she may fight and yell.  Girl is emotionally unstable, often reacts with anger, resents quickly, tendency to run away is observed.  At the same time the girl is kind-hearted, polite, responsive.

*** I am eligible for a $15,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***

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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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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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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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Noelia L10

noelia-2016Girl, 7 years old

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

Listed: July 30, 2015

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

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

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

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

$3,359.45 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!

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Thadeus L14

boysillouettenophotoBoy, born June 2012

Diagnosis – mixed specific developmental disorders. State after ventricular septal defect closure on June 4, 2013. Hypermetropia

Thadeus has blue-grayish eyes and brown hair. The child has unsustainable attention, stereotype movements, he wants to turn others’ attention towards him. The child has partial speech comprehension, language – syllables.

Eats self-dependently, slowly, with both hands. Word, sound pronunciation delayed. Walks independently, is interested in different educational toys.

$9.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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