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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 2016

Down Syndrome

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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!

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“ihaveawarrior”Boy, born 2017

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

Congenital tracheomalacia

 

 

$45.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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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.

$95.40 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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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

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