Mathis

Boy, Age: 8
Country Code: EE-1
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
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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.

Eric

Boy, Age: 12
Country Code: EE-1
Eric has arthrogryposis and compensated hydrocephalus. He has had a surgical repair of spina bifada.
Listed: Jan 2012
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Eric is a smiley little fellow who likes to feel his caretaker’s heartbeat or pulse, because it comforts him. He would be a wonderful little brother in a household of older children.

Overall, he is healthy and would do well in a family without smaller children. His upper body is quite strong and he has full use of his hands, fingers and arms, but he has little control or movement in his lower limbs and they are significantly smaller than his upper body. He can squeeze very tightly with his hands, and reach a full arm’s length with no problems even though his resting position is the one you see in the pictures. He does not talk, according to the caretakers but does make sounds to communicate. Cognitively, he has significant delays due to his history of spina bifida and hydrocephalus. He is very much still an infant in many ways.

He may have a sister a few years older in a different region who possibly could also be available for adoption or he could be adopted separately. She also has special needs.

Cruze

Boy, Age: 12
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Arthrogryposis
Arthrogryposis multiplex congenita; Mild intellectual disabilities; delayed development following protein-calorie malnutrition
Listed: Nov 2020
$108.45
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Sawyer #

Boy, Age: 11
Primary Diagnosis: Arthrogryposis
Arthrogryposis with knee joint contractures, bilateral club foot, Hypotrophy
Listed: Apr 2016
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Sawyer is able to move around the room by scooting on his bottom. He can talk in sentences, but his articulation is not always clear. He plays with toys, responds when spoken to, follows simple directions, and assists with self-help tasks such as dressing/undressing.
Photo and videos from March 2016 are available through the agency.

Update below, April 2019:

Sawyer has spent his entire life in a large orphanage, where his experiences and interactions have been limited. He’s been attending school and working with a speech therapist for the past 2 years and this has resulted in an increase in all skill areas. Sawyer can talk in simple sentences and answer questions. His articulation is poor, but he’s made improvements with the help of a speech therapist. He can count to 10, identify his body parts, and answer basic questions such as his name and age. He demonstrates imaginative play with toys. His motor skills are delayed due to his diagnosis. He uses a wheelchair for mobility and will also scoot around the room on his bottom. He can feed himself. He can take his shoes and socks off independently. He is described as very social. He works hard during academic instruction. He enjoys interacting with both peers and adults. It is believed that his cognitive delays are due to the environment he has lived in and lack of exposure.