has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!
She has multiple special needs including mild intellectual disability, speech delay, ADHD, heart and kidneys defects.
She is a sensitive and cuddly girl who is friendly with other children and likes playing together. She is working on new skills every day and making a great progress! She willingly participates in all activities and has no problems with behavior. She likes to help with making sandwiches for lunch and always eager to help. Her self-serving skills are good.
Luna is an absolutely precious girl! Luna went into a foster family in Oct. 2014. She is said to have a good appetite and is close to her foster grandma. Luna is an active little girl who likes crowded places, listening to music, toys that make sound, and outdoor activities. Do not miss her written update and all of her videos! She’s a waiting gem!
Probable FAS (cautionary disclosure….facial features and other medical complications consistent with this condition).
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!
Families should be aware that her medical history says FAS (fetal alcohol syndrome), as well.
Due to this boy’s special news, the governmental authorities may consider the separation of brothers. However, the family is to be approved for 2 children to cover the age of the older brother, (even if they don’t plan to adopt him) in order to separate the boys.
Dorothy, born 2009; Healthy
updated medical Oct 2020: Other specified congenital malformations, Double outlet right ventricle, Short stature due to endocrine disorder
He is such a good kid, his development is pretty good.
He made a great progress last year and needs a family asap.
When the foster mother leaves the room Teddy would start crying and looking for her.
He likes playing with musical toys and shows excitement when they make sounds. He also looks at and likes some of the TV commercials.
The foster mother feeds Teddy with a spoon and some improvement has been reported, as he is now eating solid food. Teddy loves bananas, biscuits with milk, homemade soups and sops.
The child is active, walks alone and takes part in mobile games. He can go up and down the stairs. When performing complicated actions, he has difficulties coordinating his hands and legs. The child’s fine motor skills are not poorly developed. He can grab an object with his hand and scribbles on a piece of paper.
The child’s notions and perceptions are poor and not accurate. His visual perception is slow. The involuntary attention is prevailing. His active attention is difficult to attract and hold. His concentration is weak. His memory is short termed and with poor reproducing. All thinking processes (analysis, summarizing and conclusion) are not developed.
No depression is observed. The child is with hypokinetic syndrome and his hyperactive behavior requires constant control.
The child likes to go on walks. He likes to be around children and likes to hug them. He likes to participate in activities with musical accompaniment. He explores objects by holding them, throwing and breaking them. The child likes to play chase with the other children, to watch music shows and listen to the radio and also to talk to his toys. He plays with different toys, he has good imagination and can play alone. He prefers games with ball.
Handsome Ryland is diagnosed as having Congenital Heart Defect (CHD): transposition of the single atrium, single ventricle and great arteries with moderate stenosis of pulmonary artery.
UPDATE: During the last 6 months, Ryan has developed so well that he looks like a big brother. His speech ability is so well that he can communicate with others freely. He is happy to interact with the visitors in the orphanage, saying hello and taking part in the activities together. He is more mature and sensible than other kids, caring for other younger kids and giving a hand to his caretakers.
This part of his file was too sweet not to include: Ryland has been living in the welfare institute since he was young. He regards the welfare institute as his home. There is the common mom in the institute, as well as caretakers and children who are like brothers and sisters to him. The institute is like a big family- everyone lives together and studies happily. He does feel lonely here. If one day he is adopted, he will miss the kids and caretakers here. He will visit them if he has chance. Returning home is his dream. He is looking forward to his own dad and mom. If he can be adopted by foreigners, he will be very happy. He would like to be adopted. Ryland sounds like an amazing child! We are looking forward to what his update has to say about him and hope to find him a family who can expedite his adoption and get him home soon!
The agency which currently has Ryland’s file has a $5,000 grant available for his adoption.
Update 4/2015- Look who is smiling again! From an adoptive family who met her on a visit to her orphanage. Lolita is definetly delayed, but she is walking and her smile has returned!
Recently, the orphanage’s physical therapy team has been working on the right side of his body, which seems a little weaker than the left. He is not able to hold things in his right hand. Kenny’s mental development is age appropriate. His physical development is good – he can crawl, sit, and walk holding on. Kenny is very attached to his nannies and loves to play with the 10 children in his room. Can Kenny be the son you’ve been searching for?
Jonathan is described as quiet and shy. He likes listening to music, making others laugh, and playing with toys. He is cruising around his play area and on the verge of walking independently.
Jonathan needs a special family who can see past his current medical issues and help him reach his full potential. Could you be the family for him?
At the age of 4 and a half, his gross motor ability is increasing, such as riding children’s bike, walking in a line, jumping with one feet and bouncing the ball; he also can help the caretaker to finish simple tasks. His language, understanding and expressions are all increasing; he is able to imitate animal’s sounds and actions.
Frankie Lee is reported to have normal intelligence but hadn’t attended school yet due to his cardiac condition (however, this report is now several years old).
Frankie Lee is a bit shy and very attached to his foster mom. He loves listening to music and dancing along to the rhythm. Could Frankie Lee be your son? Can you provide the cardiac care he needs?
From an adoption advocate who met him summer 2013:
I met this 6 year old boy with CHD. This little guy had so much energy and was ALL BOY running around and playing and showing off for us. I was alone in a stairwell with him and nearly fainted when he jumped from the halfway point on a flight of stairs to beat me to the bottom! I tried to scold him but he gave me one of those smiles that led me to believe he was gonna do it again on the next flight…yep… This little guy is so full of life and just adorable!!! I imagine he keeps his foster mother on her toes! He was very curious about us and followed us all over the orphanage building.
Merlin was born at 35 weeks gestation. After birth, he was diagnosed with ventricular and atrial septal defect and patent ductus arteriosus (large). He received several operations. At the age of 2 years, Merlin received frenulum incision due to his speech development delay. He has since been evaluated for speech, cognitive, and motor development. He began receiving therapy for his delays and was evaluated as having moderate intellectual deficiency. He continues to receive therapy while residing in the orphanage. Physically, Merlin has a wide nasal bridge, eyelids slanting downwards, big thumbs, wide gaps between his fingers, and conditions of short attention, motion disharmony, and blurred pronunciation.