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Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

There are several videos available of Leann!

This precious little girl is Leann! Leann is said to be a sweet, enthusiastic, and active little girl who has a pair of watery eyes and two lovely dimples on her face when she smiles. In regards to her motor development, Leann has good physical development. She is able to go up and down stairs alone. She can hold a pen with a full hand and imitate drawing vertical lines and crosses. Leann is helpful with setting up exercises during the break. She claps her hands, sings, and follows the teacher and the music when exercising. She is very focused and can immerse herself in things she likes for a long time. Leann is fond of drawing and is so careful in each drawing class. She always enjoys drawing class! Leann loves to play shadow games too. Every time she goes outside, she likes to do hand movements in the sun while observing her own shadows and hand movements.

Compared to other children with Down syndrome, Leann’s language expression is better. She is fond of imitating sounds and words the teacher says. She can say baba, mama, jiejie, ayi, and gainai clearly, repeating the teacher. She is able to sing familiar songs and can state other children’s names in the class. Leann observes the details and emotions around her and understands instructions from her teacher and caretaker. She can open the door, close the door, wash her hands, eat a meal, and put on her shoes without help. She always puts her shoes in the designated location on her own initiative before going to sleep. Her caretaker will gesture to give her a kiss and she kisses her cheek right away. The caretaker will then say “the other side?” Leann then kisses the other side of her cheek! It’s so sweet and cute!

Leann is studying in a preschool class. She goes to class and plays well with the other children. She actively responds to the teacher in class. Leann is happy to help the teachers and children around her. She helps the caretaker to set out chairs for children on her own initiative before the meal and also helps the children to bring clothes and shoes. She is rich in emotion. Leann laughs happily when she is happy. She is excited when she meets her familiar teacher and caretakers and when she sees her favorite snacks. Leann is silent when she is unhappy and will sulk in the corner. She will cry if she does something wrong and the teacher criticizes her. In class, she is unhappy if she doesn’t get the teacher’s praise. Leann has high self-esteem and she is going to thrive in a loving family! We can’t wait to see who that lucky family will be!

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Boy, born 2017

Spastic hemiplegic cerebral palsy
Localization-related (focal) (partial) symptomatic epilepsy and epileptic syndromes with complex partial seizures
Unspecified intellectual disabilities
Asthma
Abnormal results of cardiovascular function studies

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Boy, born 2016

Other disorders of psychological development
failure to thrive
Atrial septal defect

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Boy, born 2015

Microcephaly
Paraplegia (paraparesis) and quadriplegia (quadriparesis)
Severe intellectual disabilities
Congenital deformity of hip
Optic atrophy
Nystagmus
Abnormal results of cardiovascular function studies

 

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Girl, born late 2010
PRC
Down syndrome, postoperative congenital heart disease, and bronchial asthma

 

Iris is described as extroverted and quiet. Her report in 2016 states that she can speak simple words, but her speech isn’t always clear. She can understand simple directions, can count to five, and can use pens and paint. Iris’s file shows she has good self-care skills, she can use the restroom herself, dress herself, brush her teeth, and have meals herself. She loves hugs and her favorite game is the operation board game.

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  Through June 2020, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

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Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome and ventricular septal bulged aneurysm

 

According to June’s report from 2016, she can crawl to her caretakers, reach her arms out, and grasp objects. June’s file states she can pronounce “mama” and can stand when holding onto her caregivers’ leg. Her file states she likes toy piano’s and her favorite snack is biscuits.

 

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Boy, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Wylie’s report is from 2015, and states that he could turn over, sit by himself, and support his body with his hands. Wylie likes to babble and will laugh when being teased, but he does not like to be tickled. His file states that he can make eye contact.

 

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Boy, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome

 

Carson is described as outgoing, honest, and that he is sunshine. His file states that he has good motor development; he can run, climb up onto a children’s bike, and have a meal alone with a spoon. Carson’s file states he can make sounds, understands most instructions, and likes to imitate. He is shown to be a very loving boy who loves to cuddle and will laugh and kiss his caretakers face. He is attentive to others and will give food to younger children. Carson enjoys playing with toy cards, musical toys, and outdoor activities.

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Girl, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD (VSD)

Millie is described as extroverted and active. Millie’s file states she has strong psychical coordination and rhythm sensation; she loves to play outside with her friends and dance. She greets her teachers with a smile and they love to pinch her adorable face. According to her file, her language is delayed, but she is showing improvements and has no issue with daily communication. Her file says she has strong imitation, she will stretch out her arms to express flying of birds, butterflies and bees. She has good self-care skills; she can eat with the spoon and can drink with the cup, wash her hands, takes off shoes, and socks without help.

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  Through June 2020, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

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Boy, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome

 

Spike is described as active and sunny. His file states that he can walk freely and use the stairs while holding a rail. Spike’s file says that he responses to his teacher in class and will clap happily when his teacher gives him praise. We have been told that he can perform simple directions, enjoys exploring new things, and will help put away items. Spike likes to play with house toys and feed a doll with a bottle. His file shows that he is friendly and knows how to share with others.

 

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Girl, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome, severe nerve deafness of both ears

 

Fleur’s file states that her eyes trace people and objects. Fleur’s motion and coordination is a bit clumsy according to her file. Fleur enjoys playing with toys of various colors and textures and likes to be close to others. Her file indicates she can grasp objects, sit, roll over, and she is learning how to make consonant sounds.

 

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Girl, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome, congenital heart disease, and congenital laryngomalacia

 

According to her report in 2018, Sandi can walk on her own, climb up stairs, and understand language. She smiles when being praised, but will curl her lips and look down if she feels criticized. She enjoys humming her own tunes and will make happy sounds when playing with others. Her file states she loves playing with plush toys and a rocking horse.

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Boy, born 2009

Cerebral palsy

He is a smart boy, understands direct speech and follows instructions.
The doctors believe he will be able to walk in the future.

He is very quiet and kind child.

 

 

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Girl, born 2012
PRC
Down syndrome

Beautiful Jolie likes helping her caretaker, especially with caring for the younger children. She has good motor skills and she likes to play with the other children outside. She is able to run and jump. Jolie can’t pronounce words clearly, but she is able to express her needs well. If she can’t be understood, she knows to use gestures. She goes to school in the special education class and knows some colors and shapes. She is good about answering the teachers’ questions and is said to be good-spirited there. She is said to speak more under the encouragement of the teacher and not as much in front of strangers.

Jolie likes to listen and dance to the music, perform, and play with the children who are in the same special education class. Jolie likes performing/dancing while listening to familiar music, drawing, watching cartoons, swinging, and playing with toy blocks. She is not a picky eater and her favorite food is candy, but she can’t chew well and eats slowly due to her poor swallowing function. She is not able to chew meat well and she eats vegetables slowly. It takes her a long time to finish a meal. Jolie is closest to the caretaker who cares for her and her main teacher. She knows how to share her favorite toys and she has good self-care abilities. Jolie is able to put on and take off her clothes, brush her teeth, and toilet independently. Jolie was born with Down syndrome and trichiasis of the left eye. Agency staff have met Jolie a few years ago and had good things to say about her and how she was doing. She finally has a file and we can’t wait to see who her lucky forever family will be!

Joely has a $1500 grant available from her current adoption agency.

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  Through June 2020, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

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Boy, born 2010
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD- ASD

Braxten is described as an active and outgoing boy who has good motor skills. When the weather is nice, he will play with the other children outside. He is able to run and jump. Braxten has good language development. He can’t pronounce words clearly, but is able to express his needs well. If he can’t be understood, he knows to use gestures. He goes to school in the special education class. Braxten knows some colors and shapes. He is full of energy in class and always puts his hand up to answer the teachers’ questions. He speaks more under the encouragement of the teacher. In front of the strangers, he seldom speaks. Braxten likes to listen and dance to the music, perform, and play with the children who are in the same special education class. Braxten also likes to watch cartoons and play with blocks and toy cars. He is not a picky eater and his favorite food is candy, but he can’t chew well and eats slowly due to his poor swallowing function. Braxten is closest to the caretaker who cares for him and to his main teacher. He knows how to share his favorite toys and he has good self-care abilities. Braxten is able to put on and take off his clothes, brush his teeth and toilet independently. He can be obstinate and lose his temper at times, especially if his needs are not met. With some coaxing, he calms down. In September of 2010, he had surgery for his ASD and he recovered well. Agency staff have met Braxten a few years ago and had good things to say about him and how he was doing!

Braxten has a $2,000 grant available from his current adoption agency.

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  Through June 2020, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

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Boy, born 2011
PRC
Willem was found abandoned as a newborn. He has been diagnosed with Down Syndrome and post-operative congenital heart disease.

Listed: Oct 2019

Willem’s development was delayed so his institute provided early intervention and comprehensive rehabilitation training for him. During this time his development improved significantly and now at 8 years old he is able to walk independently, dress and feed himself and has good focus when playing with toys. He imitates others, understands his teacher’s instructions and likes to play with other children. He also enjoys outdoor activities and posing for pictures! Willem has a good appetite and likes to eat cake and fruit.

A specific agency has a grant to cover all of Willem’s placing agency adoption fees.

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  Through June 2020, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

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Boy, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Adorable Rylan has a ready smile and likes to listen and dance to music! Rylan’s favorite thing is to play outside. He has Down syndrome and his file also noted an umbilical hernia and nystagmus. At one time, Rylan was living with a foster family, but he is currently back in the orphanage. A volunteer who has met and spent time with Rylan multiple times said: “As soon as I arrive, he runs up to me and starts shouting with joy. He loves to be close to me and snuggle. Rylan is a very fun an active boy. He understands everything you say to him. He plays very well with toys and has great motor skills. He can do all movements and plays well. Rylan can walk well and eats by himself. I have seen him interact with other kids and play with them.” We know there has to be a family out there for this sweet snuggle bunny!

There is a $4,000 agency grant for Rylan’s adoption with a specific adoption agency.

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Boy, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

Handsome Tad didn’t come into care until he was three years old. Sweet Tad gets up at 6:30 am, naps from 1:00-2:00 pm, and goes to bed at 10:00 pm. He has lessons in the playroom to study simple Chinese characters and numbers, as well as to sing songs from 9:00 am-11:00 am and then again from 2:30 pm- 4:30 pm. Tad is not a picky eater and he likes to try all kinds of food. He has a very big appetite and is a good sleeper. Tad likes cartoons and toys with bright colors. Tad is pretty quiet in general and likes to play alone, but will play with other children too. Tad is obedient and likes to learn about things he is interested in. He likes to look at books and scribble too. Though Tad rarely talks, he does understand simple words and is able to do simple things he is told to do, such as putting away toys. Tad needs a loving and patient family to help put a big smile back on that sweet face!

There is a $2,500 agency grant for Tad’s adoption with a specific adoption agency.

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  Through June 2020, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

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Boy born 2017
PRC
Down syndrome

Look at the smile on Dax! Isn’t he the cutest?  In August of 2018 the orphanage staff said the following: Dax is an active, outgoing and optimistic child. He gets along well with others and is so adored. Motor skills and fine motor skills: he is able to turn his head to left and right side freely; he can hold his head up while lying on the stomach; he can roll over freely, can stand for a moment with hands holding the support. He is very naughty and always puts his hands into his mouth. He is wonderful, he can clap his hands and beat the toy; he can grasp the object with his thumb and other fingers.

He knows to locate the direction of sounds, can visually move follow the moving people or object; he can grasp and beat the toy with hands, or put the toy into his mouth to bite; sometimes he clasps the object directly.  Dax knows to get the adult’s attention by crying so that his needs are met. He laughs loudly when happy; he listens to the adult carefully when he is cuddled. He begins to babble. At the same time he makes two or more words, such as da-da-da, a-ba-ba; he recognizes his familiar sounds. Dax is outgoing, optimistic and active; he enjoys that someone is speaking to him.  Could you be the family for this much adored child?

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Boy, born 2017
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Oct 2019

This little cub is Shane!  He has an update from May of 2018, when he was 14 months old:  Shane is a cute, strong and chubby boy. He can stretch out tongue, has less saliva, can roll over at 360 degrees from supine to prone position and from prone to supine position, and can prop to sit forward with hands. When he is lying on the mat at prone position, he can prop to raise head and chest with both hands, could move his head and neck freely, could prop with single elbow, pick up the toy before him with the other one and put into his mouth to bite. When he is lying on the mat at supine position, he can watch his hands before his eyes, and can hold both feet and wave. He can grasp and wave the toy when it is passed to him. He can hold one toy in each hand, exchange the toy from one hand to the other one, and put the toy into his mouth and bite. When he is held erectly, he can move his head and neck freely, can track moving toys with his head and eyes. He is comfortable when he is sitting against the caretaker or in the children’s chair. When the toy is dropped, he can look over. He likes interaction with the caretaker. When playing hide and seek, he can remove the towel if put it on his face. When the caretaker blows to his brows, he can close his month and narrow his eyes in a line. The caretaker often pulls his hand to pat or puts his hand on his month to beat WOW. After stopping for a while, he could stretch out hands to pat or beat WOW. The caretaker often lets him lie on the bucky ball to practice his waist muscle as the bucky ball turns back and forth. He knows his name a little. The caretaker calls his name, he stops a while and looks over, responds “a” once sometimes. When the caretaker’s voice is serious, he cries. When the caretaker teases him softly, he laughs happily. He does not reject the stranger to hold him. The caretaker often takes him to enjoy the sunshine and breathe the fresh air in the garden when it is sunny. He has a good appetite, can eat steamed egg, fruit puree, little steamed buns and nutritious congee, etc.

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Boy, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome

Joshua is just a baby in the photos we have, however he’s now 3 years old. His initial report is from February 2017 and says the following: Joshua is an active and pleasant boy. He visually follows bright color. He likes being held by caregiver. He is energetic, has a ready smile and is fond of listening to music and playing with the music rattle hanging on his crib. He can lift his head while lying on abdomen. He can lift his leg and grasp to play, grasp toys or others’ hands with both hands. He is able to say “Aaaaah” and giggles when being teased. When he sees the staff holding a milk bottle or toys, he can visually follow. He can reach out his hands to ask for them and express he is very happy. When there is a sound. he will turn around to have a look. He is attached to the caregiver and stops crying when she holds him.

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Boy, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome

This sweetheart is Christoph. His most recent information is from April of 2018 and so he needs an update. His report says he was abandoned at one year old (a note and a bag were left with him). He was afraid of the environment initially but is doing well now. While he does not speak, we can see in his eyes that he seems to understand. Since admission he has been given special education and language courses. He can now stand for a short time. Christoph smiles easily and likes playing with toys. He is energetic and fond of playing games.

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Boy, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD (ASD)

Listed: Oct 2019

Update Oct 2019: Physical and intellectual aspects: Peeta has Down syndrome with good health and normal limbs that can move freely. He cannot eat large or hard food, but soft and chopped food. His physical strength is not good, since he tends to be fatigued after he completes some sports. His fine motor skills and cognition are poor, since he cannot recognize those daily necessities. In November of 2018, he was sent to the hospital for disability assessment and was assessed as Grade II intellectual disability.

His speech is so so, since he cannot speak yet, but he has a tendency to speak and utters relatively clear single tones, such as yi, yeh, ah.  His self-care ability is so so. He eats with a small spoon and drinks water with a cup. He needs assistance in the shower, going to the toilet, and putting on clothes.  In class, he is active and highly motivated, but his attention is not focused and sometimes he is out of control and runs out of his seat without approval and does not listen to the teacher’s instructions. He prefers music, dance, and games, but is not enthusiastic in physical education class, since he is easy to tire and weak in playing sports. He does well in self-training class- basically follows the teacher’s instructions to complete the training. His teachers and classmates all like him a lot, due to his active and outgoing personality and his big smile that he wears all the time. He never fights with others.

There is a $2,500 agency grant for Peeta’s adoption with a specific adoption agency.

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Boy, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Oct 2019

Malcolm is an adorable little boy!  He has also had surgery for a congenital choledochal cyst. Malcolm can walk independently and can understand simple directions. He loves to look at himself in the mirror and smile. His favorite toy is the rocking horse. Malcolm receives occupational, speech, and sensory therapies. He has a favorite caregiver who takes care of him regularly. Malcolm is a gentle and cheerful little boy who gets along with friends. We know it just has to be Malcolm’s turn!

Video 1, Video 2, Video 3

Update:  Malcolm, now 5 years old and 6 months old, has been living in a simulated family in the orphanage, with foster parents accompanying him and taking care of his daily life. He can run and jump, with strong imitation ability. He likes listening to music, dancing, playing football, and playing on the trampoline as well. He likes to chase and play with other kids at ordinary times. Malcolm is currently studying in the orphanage. He is taught with knowledge, mainly courses on improving intelligence and motor skills. He can point at all parts of his body, count from 1 to 5, sing familiar songs, brush his teeth, go to the toilet, lift his pants and flush the toilet. He can tell the front from the back of his clothes and the left shoe from the right shoe. He can put on his own clothes and shoes.

Malcolm can speak “Papa,” “Mama,” “Ayi (aunt)” and other single words, such as “yao (want)” and “wan (play)” etc., but he cannot speak a complete sentence yet. Malcolm is a cute and obedient boy. He is sociable and courteous. He gets along well with his family, teachers, and classmates. He will wave his hands and say hello, but he will not follow strangers. He likes when his parents and brothers take him outside for fun. Malcolm is not picky about food, and meat is his favorite. However, his foster parents usually restrict him from eating raw and cold food, since his digestion is not very good.

There is a $2,500 agency grant for Malcolm’s adoption with a specific adoption agency.

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Girl, born 2017
PRC
Down syndrome, hearing loss

Tinsley is a beautiful little girl, with Down syndrome and significant hearing loss in both ears. Tinsley can turn her head from side to side, roll over, and kick her legs and wave her arms. She looks at the nanny’s face when she is being cuddled and will smile back at her nanny when her nanny smiles at her. Tinsley will cry when she wants to be cuddled and quiets down quickly once held. Her nanny describes her as so very lovely! When Tinsley is happy, she will babble, sticks out her tongue, or chuckle. Tinsley loves to take a bath! Slapping the water and splashing around makes her so happy. Tinsley would thrive in a family who could teach her sign language to help her communicate. Could that family be yours?

There is a $3,500 agency grant for Tinsley’s adoption with a specific adoption agency.

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Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Written Update: Colette relies on formula and she cannot swallow food. Our working staff help her with physical therapy every day, aiming at improving her limbs’ muscle strength. In the afternoon, she is taken to the function room, mainly receiving training for her speech and limbs coordination. Colette gets along well with her caretakers and her little friends. She is active and likes crawling around. When she finds something solid, she will climb over it and stand up. When she sees something (such as toys) interesting, she will try to get it by crawling or moving her body with the support of her upper limbs. Now she can crawl or stand up/walk when holding onto something.

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Adorable Colletta is quite the giggler! She loves playing with toys and looking at herself in a mirror! Sweet Colletta is described as alert, timid, and quiet. At the time her file was prepared, she was crawling with her elbows alternately and she could sit with support. She often liked to find a special duck toy, which she would put in her mouth to bite. When the duck toy made sound, Colletta would burst into giggles! Colletta receives rehabilitation for language and limb flexibility every morning and afternoon. Although she wasn’t saying words at the time her file was prepared, she was babbling a lot! In addition to having Down syndrome, Colletta has an abdominal scar. A U.S. physician who examined her in April of 2016 wasn’t sure what it was from, but believes it may be from a feeding tube before she was brought to the orphanage. She was also found to have a heart murmur.

During an orphanage visit in April of 2016, Colletta was observed to be a pretty baby girl who was very alert and engaged in her surroundings. While in therapy training, she was very agreeable and went along with the exercises. When sitting up, she looked around a lot and babbled more than any other baby they saw that day. Caregivers said it was typical for her to babble a lot. She could roll over and sit with support. When placed on the mat, she stayed in one place and was very content. Caregivers say she is an easygoing baby. We hope to be able to get an update on Colletta and can’t wait to see who Colletta’s lucky family will be!

There is a $2,500 agency grant for Colletta’s adoption with a specific adoption agency.

$0.00 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!

Boy, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome

Finnick is a handsome little boy, born in June of 2015. Shortly after coming into care, Finnick was moved into a foster family. He has a good appetite and really likes to eat noodles, but does not like sweet foods or yogurt. Finnick gets along well with his foster family and likes to be with them. He is reported to have an abundant amount of expressions and his foster mother says that Finnick often makes sounds. When his foster family coaxes him, he will smile and laugh out. When Finnick is unhappy or uncomfortable, he will make noise and cry. When someone calls his name and wants to hold him, he will stretch his hands out to embrace them. Finnick can find the source of sounds and his eyes move to follow his foster mom when she is walking around. Finnick falls asleep easily and sleeps well. At the time his file was prepared, Finnick’s motor development was delayed, but he could turn over by himself and sit independently. When he wants to get something on the ground, he will make an effort to move his body. Finnick will make sounds of “dada” when he is playing happily in his walker. Finnick likes listening to music and will listen attentively and quietly. Finnick was born with Down syndrome and CHD-ASD (secondary hole, multiple); expansion in the right atrium and ventricle; thickness in the fore wall of the right ventricle; tricuspid regurgitation. We are hoping for an update, but can’t wait to see who Finnick’s lucky family will be!

There is a $2,500 agency grant for Finnick’s adoption with his current adoption agency.

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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!

Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD (PDA)

Listed: Oct 2019; update available Oct 2019.  Several videos available.

Cecelia is a precious little girl! She has had surgery to correct her heart defect. Cecelia is an active little girl who loves participating in interactive games! At the time her file was prepared, Cecelia liked to crawl around on the ground and explore objects in the room. She could sit up and interact with other children her age. Cecelia’s caretakers were working with her on standing and walking at that time as well. Cecelia makes sounds and laughs a lot. She likes to be outside and observe others. When she sees her main nanny, she will wave her hands and scream excitedly! Cecelia was able to hold some food to feed herself and was working on feeding herself with a spoon at the time. She likes to eat apple puree, bananas, and grape puree. She was reportedly able to swallow, but had trouble with hard foods at the time of her report. Cecelia does not care for bitter foods. She sleeps on her stomach, is good at imitating adult motions, and loves to wave goodbye!

There is a $2,500 agency grant for Cecelia’s adoption with her current adoption agency.

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Boy, born 2018
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Sept 2019

Update Oct 2019: Vaughn can understand some simple instructions, such as “come and drink milk,” “have a meal,” “blow with your mouth when the food is very hot,” “bring something to your Mom,” etc. He can also make some simple gestures, such as saying goodbye to auntie, giving a warm welcome, putting his two index fingers together and imitating a flying insect, and so on. Vaughn can crawl (with his belly on the ground and his hands crawling forward alternately) , and he can stand up when leaning on something (for a short time). He has been receiving rehabilitation training from a rehabilitation therapist. He can grasp toys and items. After the training, he will put toys back in their baskets under the guidance of his pre-school education teacher.

Vaughn is more interested in balls and toys that make sound. He plays with toys under the guidance of adults and has simple interaction with adults. He has a good personality. He gets along with his little friends. He seldom cries. He does not recognize strangers and likes to be held. He will reach out his hands, asking for hugs to those he is familiar with. In terms of food, Vaughn drink about 350ml of formula at each meal. Between two meals of formula, he eats half a small bowl of nutritional congee. He likes thick congee and smashed apples.

There is a $2,500 agency grant Vaughn’s adoption with his current adoption agency.

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Girl & boy, born 2005 & 2010
CO-8

This brother and sister pair share a strong bond. Kelsi is older than her brother Kameron by 5 years. She is a good student who works hard in school. She loves sports, especially soccer, and enjoys typical teenager activities such as hanging out with friends and listening to music.  These siblings have a history of abuse/trauma. More information available from the agency for serious inquiries.

Kelsi is described as respectful to authorities, calm, and kind. She is very attached to her brother and is protective over him. Kameron is the outgoing and extraverted one of the pair. He loves drawing, soccer and watching YouTube videos. Kameron presents some difficulties in speech and reading comprehension which causes him to struggle in school. He is receiving extra help in this area and is showing improvements – in fact, since learning he and his sister are candidates for adoption, Kameron has shown a greater interest and dedication to his school studies. Kelsi and Kameron need to be placed in a home together. Neither child received consistent schooling prior to entering into care so an adoptive family should be prepared to provide any necessary educational support and resources. It is important for Kelsi and Kameron to join a family with a calm and even-tempered father figure and it is best if there are no younger or vulnerable children in the home. Kelsi and Kameron dream of an adoptive family who will love and protect them for the rest of their lives.

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Boy, born 2012

S. E. Asia (2)

Listed: Aug 2019

Phineas is described by nannies as an observant child who has positive relationships with peers and caregivers. He enjoys being with his caretakers and knows/understands their individual personalities and is challenging for him when he has a new caregiver. He gives and receives affection with individuals he likes. He participates in the orphanage activities and loves to explore. He can express his feelings if his caregivers encourage it and knows some self-care.

Phineas has been diagnosed with ADHD and currently receives medication for treatment. This little boy needs a loving family that can provide a nurturing environment, felt safety, and knowledge regarding older child adoption.

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Boy, born 2011

S. E. Asia (2)

Listed: Aug 2019

Brandt loves riding bikes and playing soccer and plays for the soccer team at his school. His caregivers describe him as a cheerful child who is talkative and very sweet He attends 1st grade and his favorite class is where they learn the ABC’s. He is not a fan of coloring or drawing and when he doesn’t like an activity at school, he prefers to go to the bathroom and clean. He is calm and loving with other children and he enjoys social activities and helping with chores.

Brandt had a complicated birth history, and was premature.  He typically wears glasses.  Brandt needs a prospective adoptive family with excellent educational resources including ESL support, and a good understanding of developmental trauma, institutionalization and older child adoption.  He needs a family that is open to some unknowns.

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Boy, born 2015
PRC
tuberculosis, Pneumonia, Right cerebral hypoplasia, Eczema

Listed: August 2019

Nathan’s spine is slightly lateral bending, but this does not affect his walking ability; he can hold the railing to go upstairs and downstairs; sometimes he can jump in place with both feet; can trot to chase us or toys; can also understand our orders to put the toys to appointed place. If there are new toys he will he happy to point them to us, and show us how to get toys disassembly and assembly; after he gets the toys disassembly and assembly he then hand us to look at his works. We will thumbs up and praise him, then he will laugh more happily. When we teach him to do new playing methods, he will play after watching once.

Nathan has a good memory.  He is good at observing, and he is curious about new things. He likes to be noisy, and he likes to play with us, likes to play outdoors; not afraid of strangers; not afraid of dogs, seeing dogs he will follow dogs to walk. He also likes to watch artist programs, and ball games. Every time he will watch carefully. Sometimes he can imitate us to dance, and he can dance well.

He is curious about new things, and has a strong imitation ability; but he doesn’t have a good sense of danger.   In this aspect he needs to be supervised. He has his own personality; sometimes he is obstinate. Nathan is lovely, optimistic, and clever.

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Boy, born 2010
PRC
hernias (repaired), anemia

Listed: August 2019

Zeke is 8 years old this year and goes to kindergarten. He has a pair of small eyes, but his eyes are bright. He is very clever. He can remember the knowledge taught by the teacher or by mom. He is an obedient child, is active. Every morning he helps mom to fold up a quilt, clean and take care of young sister; he helps sister to put on clothes and he is very diligent. He holds sister’s hands to go to school and helps sister to go upstairs when back home after school; he teaches sister to sing children’s songs, play games, draw and he watches carton with sister together; he puts food onto the plates of sister when having a meal; he is a little sweet guy and is so caring.  He speaks clearly.

Zeke gets along well with classmates in the class; they like to play with him. When his foster mom takes him to play outdoors, he always runs around mom and doesn’t let her out of his sight; he is naughty and adored. He loves sports, loves to run, loves to jump and loves small toys. He likes to take photos and is good at making pose; he always makes a handsome pose to ask mom to take photos for him.

Zeke is very clever. He loves to learn, to use his head and has good memory. He knows the knowledge taught by the teacher and is able to finish his homework alone; he would teach sister to draw and write after school. He is careful in learning; he also likes to play puzzles with sister and spell outs various patterns.

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Girl, born 2016
PRC
premature infant with very low birth weight, hydrocephalus (post-op shunt)

Listed: August 2019

When Minerva came she looked petite and weak, and was hospitalized for care and surgery. She has delayed physical development compared with children of her age, but after the operation her physical health is fairly stable and her motor ability improves day by day.  She is able to raise her head when lying on stomach, and turn over continuously. She likes to roll over to and fro on the mat best.  She is able to sit alone for a moment with both hands against the floor, even occasionally stand for a few seconds with both hands grasping the rail. Her muscular tension is higher, she can not coordinate and control her body well. If her name is called or someone talks beside her ear she is able to turn around her head to locate the source following the sound direction. The muscular tension of her neck has decreased obviously, therefore its turning range is much larger.

If you move a toy with bright colors slowly in front of her eyes she will follow the toy visually. She is able to grasp a toy and shake it to and fro with her hands.  She is an introverted and quiet baby, is able to lie alone for some time without noisy crying, but if she is made to practice sitting with her hands against the floor she will be very reluctant and cry aloud. Her crying is very loud and we can hear it from far away. She also likes to be cuddled by someone and her facial expressions and actions will be much richer while she is cuddled.  Her speech development is delayed. She is a light sleeper.

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