Pandora

Girl, Age: 5
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
strabismus; lack of development; other form of congenital malformation of the heart; FAS
Listed: Jan 2020
$1,150.00
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Palmer

Boy, Age: 9
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
Sequelae of inflammatory diseases of central nervous system; Crossed eyes; Moderate mental delays
Listed: Dec 2018
$31.35
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Otto

Boy, Age: 14
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
Mental delays with autistic features; Other and unspecified speech disturbances; Dysarthria and anarthria; Bacterial pneumonia, unspecified; Other diseases of biliary tract. Significant facial features of FAS (fetal alcohol syndrome).
Listed: Jun 2016
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Update June 2016: He is non-verbal and was in a laying room most of the time, but last summer he went to camp and spent 10 days free. He apparently came alive at camp. He’s a sweet sweet little guy. He was walking and interacting at camp. His diagnosis is autism/speech issues and mental delay.

He has been transferred to the adult mental institution. He needs out NOW.

Oscar

Boy, Age: 12
Primary Diagnosis: HIV or Hep
HIV; other disorders of the nervous system; other disorder of psychological developement; chronic atticoantral suppurative otitis media
Listed: Nov 2016
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He also has a brother born in 2007

Orren

Boy, Age: 6
Primary Diagnosis: Congenital Heart Defect
Microcephaly; heart condition (post-op)
Listed: Aug 2020
$1,410.30
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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He understands everything and talks back; he follows instructions. He is waiting to get his family.

Orion

Sibling Group
Ages: 8
Primary Diagnosis: Congenital Heart Defect
Other disorders of nervous system, not elsewhere classified; Congenital malformations of aortic and mitral valves; Mental delays
Listed: Dec 2018
$41.50
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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He has an older brother (who has aged out of adoption) and a sister (born approx 2010); we do not have any info on them currently.

Nora

Girl, Age: 9
Primary Diagnosis: Epilepsy/ seizure disorder
Congenital malformation of the central nervous system; symptomatic epilepsy; atactic syndrome; tetraparesis; porencephalia
Listed: Aug 2014
$9,565.68
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Nolan

Boy, Age: 15
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
FAS; alalia, significant mental delay, crossed eyes, hypospadias
Listed: Feb 2011
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Nolan is a handsome little boy who was born with FAS (fetal alcohol syndrome). He is able to walk, but is not verbal (not certain whether by choice or inability) and is not very active with other children. Nolan will so benefit from having a family love him and help him come out of his shell.

Noah

Boy, Age: 15
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
CP and is significantly cognitively delayed
Listed: Aug 2010
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New pic January 2017. Noah has been sent to the institution, and is clearly paying the price. The neglect is astounding 🙁 He;s been waiting with us for 6 years already. Let’s find his family!

Noah is a sweet boy with light brown hair and big blue eyes. He was born with CP and is significantly cognitively delayed. He is not able to walk at this time, but loves to be held and loves attention and affection.

His possibilities are endless!

Nicholas

Boy, Age: 15
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
FAS
Listed: Aug 2010
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Nicholas is officially diagnosed with FAS (fetal alcohol syndrome). His delay is considered significant. He needs a loving family to help him achieve all he can be. He does not appear to have any additional medical complications from his FAS. This picture makes him seem to have vision problems, but I think it’s just a bad picture.

If you are unfamiliar with FAS, please spend some time researching this condition. Just as with Down syndrome, FAS and FAE have a wide variation of effects on each child, both medically, physically, and cognitively. This is typically dependent on how long during the pregnancy the mother consumed alcohol, and of course, how much. There is no way to know this ahead of time.

Niall

Boy, Age: 6
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
Congenital malformations of corpus callosum; Communicating hydrocephalus; ther generalized epilepsy and epileptic syndromes; congenital deformities of hip; congenital deformities of chest
Listed: Oct 2020
$7,504.50
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Nevaeh

Girl, Age: 13
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Cerebral palsy, optic atrophy, developmental delays
Listed: Aug 2012
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Ohh, I love her little pouf of hair, what a lovely little girl. Not sure how much vision she has.

From a family who met her in early 2014: She needs out! She is skeletal and looks to be in very poor condition. Neveah just cries and cries if you get near her. Also, she appeared to be heavily sedated. She had a toy tied to her wrist/hand, and her hands were bound to not scratch herself. So, so sad.

Nestor

Boy, Age: 13
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
moderate mental delay, epilepsy, microcephalus
Listed: Nov 2020
$34.20
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Neil

Boy, Age: 9
Primary Diagnosis: Epilepsy/ seizure disorder
diagnosed with congenital brain disorder (callosal agenesis, polymicrogyria); Spastic tetraparesis; Epilepsy syndrome; Speech delay
Listed: Apr 2016
$1,167.70
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Updated pics/info/video August 2016
Poor guy! He was looking miserable! He is getting worse than before. He needs good diagnostic and medical care.

Nehamiah

Boy, Age: 5
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
Bladder fistula; Stress incontinence; Chronic interstitial nephritis; Chronic kidney disease; Hydrocephalus (condition after shunting)
Listed: Jun 2020
$29.35
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Nate

Boy, Age: 15
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
CP, and has some vision problems as a result of CMV (cytomegalovirus)
Listed: Jun 2010
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Nate is a handsome young man! He was born with CP, and has some vision problems as a result of CMV (cytomegalovirus). He has brown hair and big brown eyes. He is not able to walk on his own, but he will truly blossom in a loving family, who can provide the therapy and encouragement he needs. We are hoping to learn if he is being treated for the CMV, but he is asymptomatic at this time.

Nana

Girl, Age: 15
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
prenatal alcohol abuse, resulting in severe CP and hydrocephaly
Listed: Jun 2010
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Nana needs a family to commit prior to her birthday in January 2023.

Nana is a precious little girl with sunshine blonde hair and blue eyes. Her medical records indicate prenatal alcohol abuse, resulting in severe CP and hydrocephaly.

More photos available, please inquire.

Mysa

Girl, Age: 9
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
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
Listed: Nov 2020
$1,667.50
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Monacella

Girl, Age: 13
Primary Diagnosis: Epilepsy/ seizure disorder
Brain malformation (corpus callosum agenesia, optic septal dysplasia, ventriculomegalia, cerebral hemisphere hypotrophy), spastic tetraparesis with severe movement disorders; symptomatic focal partial epilepsy with complex partial and rare secondary generalized seizures; optic nerves atrophy, convergent squint.
Listed: Apr 2013
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Sweet girl has a laundry list of diagnoses; she needs a family, or she’ll spend so much of the rest of her life in a crib. She’s got sparkle — a family could help her truly shine!

Millie

Girl, Age: 6
Primary Diagnosis: HIV or Hep
HIV; disorder of the brain; mild memory disorder; expressive language disorder; astigmatism; estropia; lack of growth; thymus issues; other form of herpes viral infection; cytomegaloviral disease
Listed: Jan 2020
$1,069.50
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Max

Boy, Age: 13
Primary Diagnosis: Congenital Heart Defect
congenital heart disease, ventricular septal defect in the phase of closure, nebtal delay, nanism

Probable FAS (cautionary disclosure….facial features and other medical complications consistent with this condition).

Listed: Apr 2015
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Update from a family who met him in April 2016: The director was encouraging us to consider (Max) for adoption too and really wants to see him in a family. He was transferred into the institution with our son. He was very small for his age, (maybe the size of an American 3 year old) and very active. He reminded me of a small chipmunk because he kept running around the director’s office and poking his nose into everything!!! He was SO curious! I saw him get cookies off the director’s table and he was able to chew and swallow, without difficulty, though he does tend to overload his mouth. (maybe he is afraid they will take the food away?) He drinks normally from a cup.

He understood speech addressed to him and appropriately made the correct animal sound when asked what the dog, cow, etc says. He also knew placement of his body parts. (Eyes, ears…) I did not observe him speak except for animal sounds but gestured appropriately when he needed his needs met.

He does tend to ignore redirection, but does it with a mischievous gleam in his eye and, due to him responding appropriately to questions, there is no doubt in my mind he understands, just doesn’t want to listen! After all, the director’s large office was a fun, new place to explore!

I saw him swinging in a swing and he seems fine physically. His movement (walking and running) is very good. He is not overly affectionate but tolerates affection well. (Director was lifting him/giving him hugs)

This is a nice institution to adopt from. It is an easy walk from the hotel and the hotel director speaks English and is very welcoming and accommodating to American guests. They will overfeed you! There are many shops, parks, and markets within easy walking distance of the hotel and institution. Unfortunately, at this institution, the disabled adult men are lumped in with the little boys. Max needs out now! He has amazing potential with a family!

Mathis

Boy, Age: 9
Primary Diagnosis: Arthrogryposis
Multiple congenital arthrogryposis, internal hydrocephalus, open oval window; thymic hypoplasia, hypoplasia of abdominal wall muscles, crossed eyes, additional chord in the heart.
Listed: Nov 2015
$1,494.63
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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He had surgery. He is developing well. Smart boy. Needs out asap.

From a family that met him 11/15:
“Mathis” (he will be 3 years old in winter) also has delayed speech and mental delay. He did not use any words while we were there. He cannot sit, crawl, stand, or walk. We did not see him move about the floor, he needed to be held. This is frustrating for him. We did not observe him using his hands. I tried to place toys in his hands a he did not grab them. He did not laugh or smile.

Mateo

Boy, Age: 8
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
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
Listed: Oct 2020
$64.00
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Marla

Girl, Age: 15
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Congenital malformation of the CNS: microcephaly, spastic tetraparesis. Can not walk. Does not speak.
Listed: Mar 2011
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Poor sweet Marla …she was born with severe CP. She has a loving personality, but is completely immobile on her own. She is facing transfer soon and will remain bedridden the rest of her life if she is not adopted.

Marjorie

Girl, Age: 10
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
mental delays, hypermetropya, strabismus, rickets, anemia, congenital deformation of sternocleidomastoid muscle, congenital deformation of hip
Listed: Nov 2020
$225.00
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Marianna and Zoryan

Sibling Group
Ages: 14, 11
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
Girl, born 2011: Spastic tetraparesis of residual-organic genesis with ambulation disorder and limbs dysfunction; Severe mental delays; Cognitive deficiency

Boy, born 2008: mental delays

Listed: Oct 2017
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Margi

Girl, Age: 15
Primary Diagnosis: Epilepsy/ seizure disorder
microcephaly; symptomatic epilepsy; calculus of gallbladder with other cholecystitis; convergent concomitant strabismus
Listed: Dec 2015
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Sweet girl needs love!

Marc

Boy, Age: 13
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
autism spectrum disorder, cognitive deficiency, mental delay
Listed: Apr 2015
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Malcolm

Boy, Age: 10
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
hydrocephalus (shunted), spastic tetraplegia, epilepsy unspecified, optic nerve atrophy
Listed: Sep 2015
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Malakai

Boy, Age: 10
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
severe mental delays, malnutrition, anemia, rickets, congenital deformation of clavisternomastoid muscle, myopia, hemangioma
Listed: Nov 2020
$99.00
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Malachi

Boy, Age: 13
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
hydrocephalus (condition after ventriculoperitoneal shunt); cerebrospinal hernia of lumbar spine, post-surgery; congenital partial atrophy of optic discs; pelvic organs dysfunction; cytomegalovirus infection; anemia; rickets
Listed: Jan 2013
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Maia

Girl, Age: 14
Primary Diagnosis: Craniofacial disorder
FAS, congenital defects of development, esotropia, microcephaly
Listed: Feb 2014
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New pic Jan 2017.

From a family who met her in January 2014: Maia is a sweet little girl. She was able to follow orders and do everything that her teacher asked her to do. She doesn’t speak but giggled a lot and made some noises. Her doctor said that while she was unsure if Maia would speak, she felt the prognosis was good. Her eyes are crossed. Vision and hearing are otherwise fine. Maia has mental delays and would benefit from focused attention and education. Maia is lively and active and ready for a family who is ready to play!

Lynette

Girl, Age: 7
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Spastic diplegic cerebral palsy; Congenital malformation of optic disc; Localization-related (focal) (partial) symptomatic epilepsy and epileptic syndromes with simple partial seizures; Moderate intellectual disabilities; Cardiomyopathy, unspecified
Listed: Feb 2020
$1,034.20
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Lynda

Girl, Age: 13
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
Hydrocephalus, Severe mental delays
Listed: Aug 2013
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She is a very sweet and kind girl and extremely needs a family. She will be 5 this December, so any new family may commit to her and start preparing a dossier.

She has siblings, but none are available for adoption; 2 older sisters live with birth mother and 1 younger sister has been adopted.

From a family who met her in summer 2013:
She was in my kids’ groupa. She is the sweetest little thing and needs out of there ASAP!!! She has the most noble quiet nature about her. She is mentally delayed but has so much potential. She was one of the least favored children in the orphanage and she is desperate for love. On one occasion she wandered over to the play shelter where we were playing and was trying to eat our daughter’s cookie. We didn’t have any extra (we brought treats for the groupa every three days or so) so my husband just picked her up to distract her and as soon as he did, she threw her arms around his neck and rested her head on his shoulder just soaking in the attention. I can’t bear the thought of her being transferred! She already has it bad enough.

Lydia

Girl, Age: 14
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Listed: Apr 2013
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Update from a family who met her Sept 2015: this girl is absolutely precious!

Update from a family who met her in late 2013: Lydia is the sweetest little girl! Our kids were in the same groupa, so we got to see Lydia everyday we were in country. She is a joy! Lydia spends her days sitting in a stroller with hardly any interaction. Now that our kids are home, she is the only non-walker left in her groupa, so she is the only one who sits in a stroller all day long. She looks to be about the size of a four year old, but looks like she is a healthy weight. She’s got a little chub on her legs. Her legs are not scissored, but when I lifted her legs up, they were definitely tight.

She needs a Mama to stretch her legs! Her legs are always bent at the knee draped over the bar of the stroller (she’s too big for her stroller). I couldn’t tell how much head control she had because her head was always supported by her stroller, but her head was always upright, not bobbing. I never saw her move her body (except to arch her back when tickled), but one day I held both of her hands, and she was able to grasp my hands tightly in hers. Neither hand seemed weak. Lydia’s vision looks pretty good. She could follow me with her eyes, but there’s a good possibility she’ll need glasses. Her poor teeth are rotten. We watched her eat lunch once and she seemed to eat well. She eats pureed food from a bottle. Did I mention she is SO sweet? Lydia seems to be very easy going. Once a child was hanging on her and pushing on her and she didn’t respond except to make a face showing that she didn’t like it. Lydia was my favorite child to interact with in the groupa. All I had to do was say hi to her and smile and she would light up EVERY single time and reward me with a big smile. We tickled her lots and she giggled away. One time she was left in a room all by herself and was crying. I peeked my head in the doorway and said hi to her and she immediately stopped crying and started smiling and giggling. She is very responsive when talked to. 🙂 Even though she is non-verbal, she communicates with lots of smiles and giggles. This little lady is FULL of joy! She will truly BLESS any family! Please, please consider this sweet little one. She is still in the babyhouse, but is one of the oldest in her groupa, so she will be one of the next children to be transferred. She does have an older brother who is eight years old and looks to be typically developing. I’m not sure if they will need to be adopted together or separately.

Luna

Sibling Group
Ages: 8
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down syndrome; Myopia; Congenital absence, atresia and stenosis of large intestine, part unspecified
Listed: Jul 2018
*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant from Reece’s Rainbow! Through 2022, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant! ***
$6,962.19
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Luna has two older brothers; a family could pursue the adoption of all 3 children! A separation process will need to be done if a family only wanted to adopt Luna.

Lucie

Girl, Age: 13
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Cerebral palsy, Epilepsy, partical optic atrophy , cross-eye, mental delay, possible FAS; cardiomyopathy and atopic dermatitis
Listed: Aug 2013
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What a pretty smile Lucie has! She could do so well with a family. Lucie has recently been transferred to the adult institution. We must find a family for her!

Lucas

Boy, Age: 14
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy, Severe mental delays (with the statement of no, or minimal, impairment of behavior), Undescended testicle (bilateral), Convergent concomitant strabismus, Nystagmus and other irregular eye movements, Cardiomyopathy, unspecified
Listed: Nov 2014
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updated picture/info August 2016:
Lucas LOVES music!!! They have him a music player, and he is SO happy with it!!! Unfortunately it looks like he get a some sedative medicines, but of course everybody denies it. He is mostly non-verbal, but he CAN say: I want to eat! You know WHY he CAN say it, don’t you?
He is waiting for a family since 2014! He will be transferred very soon to the place where he won’t live very long. He needs a family ASAP!

updated picture/information 4/2016:
This boy used to cry a lot before. He needs his family ASAP! Recently he was at health and recreation resort where lots of nationals spend their vacation. So he got good social experience and made good progress in his communication skills. He has a good potential. If he is not chosen for adoption within next year they will place him in a handicapped children and adults orphanage forever where more likely he will be a bedridden person with no chance for normal life.

Louis

Boy, Age: 15
Primary Diagnosis: HIV or Hep
HIV+, ADHD
Listed: Mar 2011
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From his caregivers: good results of blood tests; gets anti-retroviral therapy. Character: hyperactive, restless, jumpy, sometimes disruptive behaved

Update Nov 2011: Louis is a very active and communicative boy. He likes attention, he really needs a family. Just look at his smile. He is very sweet.

Lorelie

Girl, Age: 14
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Mental delays, Cerebral Palsy, development delay. Atrophy of eye nerve. Cardiopathy.
Listed: Jul 2013
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From someone who met her in June 2013: “She was one of my absolute favorite kids I met! She is just the sweetest thing. She is diagnosed with MR not sure she really is. She was giggling and introduced herself by saying her name. She has a huge smile! She has a special nanny that does PT with her. She was bed bound when I met her but she came from a very good orphanage before she was transferred here. She needs out now!!”

Linda

Girl, Age: 12
Primary Diagnosis: Spina bifida
Spina bifida; hydrocephalus
Listed: Nov 2015
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Smart girl, she can talk, very affectionate Updated picture in stroller from March 2018.

Lincoln

Boy, Age: 8
Primary Diagnosis: HIV or Hep
HIV; Seborrhea capitis; Disorder of central nervous system; Congenital deformities of feet; Mixed specific developmental disorders; Expressive language disorder; Mixed behavior and emotional disorder
Listed: Nov 2020
$95.00
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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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.

Liesl, Kurt, Brigitta, and Louisa

Sibling Group
Ages: 10, 9, 15, 17
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
girl, born 2013 — mild mental delays

boy, born 2012 — alalia

girl, 2007 — alalia, She cannot talk

girl, born 2005 — moderate mental delay

Listed: Oct 2017
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4 Siblings; They must be adopted together!

Liam

Boy, Age: 16
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Cerebral Palsy, significant mental delays
Listed: Aug 2012
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Liam needs to be adopted before March 2022!

Not a great picture, but Liam is a cutie! Even though he has CP, it’s nice to see him in a place that has him up and about.

From a family who met him in 2014: This little guy tried for 5 minutes to get my attention before I could come over to him. Although he is mostly nonverbal, his receptive language is good, and he was able to follow instructions and respond to our conversation. I asked what he could do physically, and he immediately began pushing the cover back and trying to flip over, to show me he could roll, and pull up on the side of the bed. He is very sweet, and so very much wants OUT of the bed and to be up walking, but without proper medical intervention and regular therapy, he won’t be able to. His outgoing, sunny personality is absolutely wonderful! His biological mother died 4 years ago, and he entered the orphanage then, so he had that solid foundation of a loving mom during the important years. From a CP perspective- all four limbs are involved, and he has high tone in his torso that makes it difficult for him to sit up, because when he gets excited, his tone kicks in and it flattens him back out. He also has significant spasticity in his legs, particularly in his heel cords and hamstrings. That is something that in the USA might be treated with a medicine like Baclofen, which would allow him more flexibility. He’s very affectionate and easygoing, and constantly tries to get up and move around like the other kids. He just really needs a family to help him reach his potential!

Lennox

Boy, Age: 6
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy; Other specified congenital malformations; Other specified congenital malformations of brain; Optic atrophy in diseases classified elsewhere; Chronic viral hepatitis B without delta-agent; Other interstitial pulmonary diseases with fibrosis
Listed: May 2019
$2,608.20
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Lennon

Boy, Age: 5
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
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
Listed: Nov 2020
$137.00
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Leena

Girl, Age: 11
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
Phenylketonuria, also known as PKU
Listed: Sep 2015
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New pic May 2019!

From a volunteer in August 2016: “I was happy to see that Leena is still the same strong willed young girl as last year. She is available for adoption now! She was a little calmer than last year, but she would still take every chance she got to run around. Just like last year it was obvious that some nurses have a very hard time with her and others love her. She’s much calmer when the nurses like her and she’s easier to handle. It was unclear if she was totally potty trained this year or that she’s still working on it. It was also unclear if she got the diet she needed, but her delays didn’t look worse. Leena is such a wonderful girl! She should be in a family where she has the chance to be who she is, all days of the year.

From a missionary who met her in 2015: “Leena is a strong-willed young girl. She is stubborn and funny. She loves to explore the world (within the concrete walls she lives between). She has been transferred to this facility in May and she is obviously still getting used to the circumstances of living. She had a lot more freedom in the baby orphanage she came from. Leena can walk (so don’t be fooled by the picture), she can run, she is very energetic. She can drink from a cup. This summer (2015) she was being potty trained. She doesn’t talk. She squeals when she is very excited. She is probably the size of a 3 year old at the moment (summer 2015). She probably understands what is being said to her, but she has a hard time following orders. Due to her PKU she needs a special diet and medicine. The baby orphanage she grew up in, didn’t provide the proper care. So (part of) het mental delays may be caused because of that. The facility she lived in right now, tries to provide the proper care. They do not receive funds for it, so they raise it themselves with a charity fund. They really try to take good care of her. Some nurses really like her. Other nurses have a hard time dealing with her, because of her energetic ways. She likes to move and run around all the time. As soon as you let go of her hand or take her out of her wheelchair, you have to chase her. As soon as you give her an opportunity she’ll take it. Some days she was tied up in a wheelchair and we thought she might have been drugged. She didn’t react, she didn’t smile, she didn’t interact. Until the moment my fiancé pulled her from the wheelchair and it was as if she came alive again. I have not seen any selfharming behaviours and I haven’t seen her hurt other children. I have also not seen her interact with other children at all. The nurses don’t like it when she gets all excited, but for me it was a sign that she was not so institutionalized yet. There was so much fight in her. I hope she finds a family before she loses the strength to fight and before her delays will get worse, due to a lack of a proper diet and medical care.”

Lawson

Boy, Age: 14
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
Personality change, unspecified mental disorder, mixed specific development disorder, ADHD
Listed: Oct 2015
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His behavior is similar to one of a child with autism.

He needs a family!

Larry

Boy, Age: 11
Primary Diagnosis: Epilepsy/ seizure disorder
Symptomatic epilepsy, Epilepsy and recurrent seizures
Listed: May 2015
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Lanora

Girl, Age: 12
Primary Diagnosis: Spina bifida
Congenital malformation of the central nervous system, myeloradiculomeningocele with rachischisis of lumbar spine; internal hydrocephalus, low paraplegia
Listed: Oct 2012
**** I am eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant ****
Grant funds depend on available funding; the link above, shows the current available amount!
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Lovely Lanora needs a mama to let her beautiful hair grow out!