Zalynn #

Girl, Age: 6
“ihaveawarrior”Diagnosis: Down syndrome. Congenital heart malformation – interventricular septal defect; subsystemic pulmonary hypertension; abnormal superior vena cava: surgically corrected. Dysplasia of the right kidney. Atopic dermatitis. Divergent concomitant strabismus. Protein-energy malnutrition.
Listed: Oct 2021
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$540.00
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Zalynn lived with her birth family until after her 4th birthday. Her gross motor skills are well developed. She walks independently, runs, grabs a ball with both hands, kicks a ball, climbs and descends stairs with a railing support and jumps. Her fine motor skills are delayed. She can cut with scissors, but cannot accurately follow lines to cut items out. She holds a pencil and can draw a circle. She’s learning to trace her hand. She feeds herself and drinks from an open cup. She can get undressed by herself and can put her socks and shoes on independently. She requires assistance with other dressing tasks at this time. She responds to her name, follows simple instructions, and can indicate when she’s hungry. Her expressive speech is delayed, but she can communicate using a few simple words. She plays with toys and interacts with adults and other children. She has pretend play skills. She willingly participates in group activities with other children.

Paula

Girl, Age: 8
Country Code: EE-2
Primary Diagnosis: Congenital Heart Defect
speech delay, kidney and heart defects, ADHD
Listed: Sep 2021
$0.00
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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.

 

 

Josiah Michael #

Boy, Age: 5
Primary Diagnosis: Congenital Heart Defect
“ihaveawarrior”Congenital heart malformation- peripheral stenosis of the left pulmonary artery. Hypoplastic right heart syndrome. Two-component hypoplasia of the right ventricular hypoplasia; Pulmonary atresia with intact ventricular septum
Listed: Sep 2021
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$0.00
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Josiah can walk, kick and throw a ball, climb steps without support and drive a toy riding car. His fine motor skills are developing. He can manipulate toys and is beginning to work puzzle and make shapes on paper. He can identify his colors and basic shapes. He initiates contact with other children and plays well in a group. He follows verbal directions and responds to his name. He can speak using simple words and is starting to put words together to make simple sentences. He participates in organized small group activities. He loves to dance and will mimic dance moves/hand motions that go along with specific songs. He feeds himself. He can get undressed by himself, but still needs some assistance with getting dressed. He gets tired quickly, as a result of his heart condition. Josiah had his most recent heart procedure in March 2021. He is on a low fat diet and takes several daily medications for his heart condition.

Luna

Girl, Age: 7
Region: Asia
Down syndrome, congenital heart defect-ASD
Listed: Nov 2017
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$2,445.05
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File update available from early 2020!  She is well-behaved for her foster family, and considered “high-functioning.”   MANY VIDEOS AVAILABLE!

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!

 

Cherlin

Girl, Age: 10
Region: Asia
congenital heart disease (VS, PDA, OSD)
Listed: May 2021
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Cherlin was diagnosed with congenital heart disease (VS, PDA, OSD) and had successful surgery when she was just an infant. Her heart is now healthy. At age seven, she was described as sunny and active. She is able to do daily tasks (toileting, eating, brushing her teeth, folding clothes, etc.) independently. She runs fast, colors inside the lines, likes dancing and performing, has a good sense of rhythm, and remembers actions correctly. Her communication is good and she understands adult instructions. She is able to draw a circle and count to ten.

Sierra

Girl, Age: 6
Country Code: EE-1
spastic diplegia, Sequelae of subarachnoid haemorrhage, Epilepsy, Congenital malformation of optic disc, Hypoplasia and dysplasia of lung, Cardiomyopathy
Listed: Feb 2018
$2,767.50
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Brecker

Boy, Age: 2
Region: Asia
Down syndrome and patent foramen ovale
Listed: Apr 2021
$54.00
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Brecker is an adorable and curious boy! At 10 months old he could turn over and grasp toys; he often bangs toys together. He loves to go into the garden to play in nature. Brecker enjoys being in the sun and likes to look around his outdoor surroundings.

Kaden

Boy, Age: 10
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Congenital Heart Defect
congenital heart defect, pulmonary artery stenosis, hydronephrosis of 4 stage to the right and of 1-2 stage to the left; secondary pyelonephritis
Listed: Apr 2015
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Cedric

Boy, Age: 4
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Congenital Heart Defect
Disorder of the Brain; Other developmental disorders of speech and language; Undescended testicle; Accessory thumb(s); Acquired deformity of chest and rib; Ventricular septal defect
Listed: Dec 2019
$3,328.15
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Orren

Boy, Age: 5
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Congenital Heart Defect
Microcephaly; heart condition (post-op)
Listed: Aug 2020
$1,410.30
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He understands everything and talks back; he follows instructions. He is waiting to get his family.

Orion

Sibling Group
Ages: 7
Country Code: EE-1
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
$31.50
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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.

Max

Boy, Age: 12
Country Code: EE-1
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!

Kamden

Boy, Age: 7
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Congenital Heart Defect
sequelae of inflammatory diseases of central nervous system; severe mental delays; undescended testicle; congenital dislocation of hip; strabismus; atrial septal defect
Listed: Jan 2018
$1,406.30
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Jessica

Girl, Age: 12
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Congenital Heart Defect
congenital brain malformation. She has a heart defect: stenosis of the pulmonary artery, and an atrial septal defect. FAS (fetal alcohol syndrome)
Listed: Jan 2015
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Love the grin on this little love! She has vision issues (listed as optic atrophy and also nystagmus). She is listed as anemic and malnourished.

Families should be aware that her medical history says FAS (fetal alcohol syndrome), as well.

Herbert

Boy, Age: 6
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Congenital Heart Defect
disorder of the brain, inguinal hernia, astigmatism,anemia, immunodeficiency, hypothyroidism, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, ventricular septal defect
Listed: Nov 2016
$1,333.50
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Harlan

Boy, Age: 3
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Congenital Heart Defect
“ihaveawarrior”Multiple congenital malformations, not elsewhere classified; Other specified congenital malformations of brain; spastic tetraplegia; epilepsy, Congenital Heart Defect (ASD), Nonrheumatic mitral (valve) insufficiency;
Pain in joints
Listed: Nov 2020
$258.60
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Harlan has 2 siblings: his half-sister, born in 2010, is not adoptable because she lives in her biological father’s family. His brother, born in 2006, lives in a different orphanage.

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.

George and Dorothy

Sibling Group
Ages: 11, 12
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Congenital Heart Defect
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George, born 2010
Atrial septal defect (condition after surgery on December 20, 2012), mitral valve insufficiency of 2 stage, tricuspid insufficiency of 1-2 stage, circulatory deficiency of 1 stage, atrial septal defect, fetal alcohol syndrome, delay of physical and mental development – alcoholic embryopathy, severe astigmatism of both eyes, primary pulmonary hypertention

Dorothy, born 2009; Healthy

Listed: Nov 2014
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There are other siblings, who are older and no longer adoptable, due to age.
Girl, born 2001; {aged out}; Boy, born 1999; {aged out}

Gavyn

Boy, Age: 5
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Congenital Heart Defect
“ihaveawarrior”Other specified disorders of brain; malnutrition; Other specified congenital malformations; Double outlet right ventricle; Other specified congenital malformations of kidney; Chronic obstructive pyelonephritis; Chronic kidney disease (CKD)

updated medical Oct 2020: Other specified congenital malformations, Double outlet right ventricle, Short stature due to endocrine disorder

Listed: Jul 2018
$231.30
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He just started talking, and his stature is pretty small.

Evander

Boy, Age: 5
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Congenital Heart Defect
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; Persistent hyperplasia of thymus; Fetal alcohol syndrome (dysmorphic)
Listed: Oct 2020
$101.25
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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.

Eldon

Boy, Age: 2
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Congenital Heart Defect
“ihaveawarrior”Disorder of brain, Undescended testicle, Other specified chromosome abnormalities, Congenital Heart Defect (Atrial septal defect & Other specified congenital malformations of heart), Hypermetropia
Listed: Nov 2020
$194.50
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He has a severe heart issue, doctors do not give him a chance for heart surgery, by their opinion he needs heart transplantation, and it’s impossible in his home country.

He is such a good kid, his development is pretty good.

Donna

Girl, Age: 10
Country Code: EE-1
hydrocephalus (internal hydrocephalus as a result of suffered meningitis); spastic tetraparesis; prematurity; retinopathy of prematurity; collapse of lungs; prenatal infection; Congenital heart defect: open arterial duct (condition after surgery on August 10, 2011), open oval window, anomalous chord of the left heart ventricle
Listed: Jan 2013
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Donna desperately needs a mama.

Declan

Boy, Age: 4
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Congenital Heart Defect
ventricular septal defect; Neonatal cerebral irritability; Other specified mental disorders due to known physiological condition
Listed: Jul 2018
$1,879.50
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Chloe

Girl, Age: 11
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Congenital Heart Defect
CHD: Ventricular septal defect & Atrial septal defect; Convergent concomitant strabismus; Lack of expected normal physiological development; Acquired deformity of chest and rib; Other pervasive developmental disorders; likely FAS
Listed: Nov 2014
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It’s not right that this girl is waiting SO long for a loving family!!! She is always so sad with no Mama’s love and care. She needs a family ASAP because she is going to be transferred very soon.

Cayden

Boy, Age: 6
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Congenital Heart Defect
“ihaveawarrior”Atresia of esophagus without fistula; Ventricular septal defect; Disorder of brain, unspecified; Congenital absence, atresia and stenosis of large intestine; Other specified congenital malformations
Listed: May 2017
$1,368.21
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new pictures 4/19 & updated info 4/19:
He can walk with support; he plays with toys and other kids, and is active in communication. He already can swallow some food taking it from the spoon but mostly he eats with feeding tube.

He made a great progress last year and needs a family asap.

Benedict

Boy, Age: 9
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Congenital Heart Defect
FAS, disorder of the brain, cardiac murmur, cardiomyopathy, exposure to TB, congenital deformities of hip, anemia
Listed: Aug 2017
$27.00
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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He needs a smile!

Augustin

Boy, Age: 9
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Congenital Heart Defect
disorder of the brain; atrial septal defect; valgus deformity; organic disorder of personality and behavior with cognitive delays
Listed: Apr 2017
$1,867.37
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Adrianus

Boy, Age: 5
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Congenital Heart Defect
Disorder of brain, unspecified; Other disorders of psychological development; Expressive language disorder; Contracture of joint; Congenital dislocation of hip, bilateral; Osteopathy in other diseases classified elsewhere; Other congenital malformations of cardiac chambers and connections; Hypermetropia
Listed: Jun 2020
$1,219.81
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Teddy #

Boy, Age: 6
Primary Diagnosis: Congenital Heart Defect
congenital heart malformation: ASD, VSD; infantile cerebral palsy – ataxic form; moderate mental delay; autistic manifestations in behavior
Listed: Jul 2019
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Despite his diagnosis of infantile cerebral palsy Teddy walks independently. He climbs on and gets off the bed independently. Teddy examines objects with hands, eyes and mouth. He is able to transfer objects from one hand to another. He is able to hold two toys in his hands and knock them in one another.

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.

Titus #

Boy, Age: 6
Primary Diagnosis: Congenital Heart Defect
Congenital Cardiac malformation, intra-pericardial septal defect with volume loading of right cavities. Atactic Cerebral Palsy, moderate mental delay.
Listed: Jun 2017
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Titus has a congenital cardiac malformation, specifically an intra pericardial septal defect with volume loading of right cavities. He has also been diagnosed with atactic cerebral palsy and a moderate mental delay. Titus enjoys holding toys and reaches for a toy if it is out in front of him. He is able to sit without support and stand up with support. He smiles and waves his arms and legs when excited and expresses excitement when he hears sounds he likes. Titus enjoys listening to children’s songs.

Grayden #

Boy, Age: 15
Primary Diagnosis: Congenital Heart Defect
Congenital Cardiac malformation (moderately large inter-chamber cardiac defect), atresia of the duodenum – condition after surgery, moderate mental delay, hypotrophy first-second degree, Iron-insufficiency anemia and lagging in the neuro-psychological development.
Listed: May 2017
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Grayden was born prematurely and suffered an intraventricular hemorrhage.

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.

Ryland

Boy, Age: 15
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Congenital Heart Defect
Listed: Oct 2015
**** I am eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant ****
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Update available from Jan 2019!

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.

Maggie

Girl, Age: 8
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Congenital Heart Defect
Cleft palate, repaired cleft lip, CHD (PDA), delays, fused fingers
Listed: Oct 2015
$5.00
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Maggie is a precious little one. She arrived at the orphanage when she was about 6 months old; a frail and quiet baby girl. She was found to have a cleft lip and palate, CHD (PDA), and the ring finger and middle finger of her left hand fused. She had the lip surgery in 2014, but no palate surgery yet, to our knowledge. Her heart defect, Patent Ductus Arteriosus, is not at all uncommon. An x-ray of her hand showed mostly adhesion of the adjacent skin of the two fingers. Maggie has delays of both motor skills and speech. It is difficult to say if the delays are due to her known medical issues (plus unknown care for her first 6 months), or if there may be another cause. We do know Maggie needs help. She needs a family to love her unconditionally, and medical care plus therapies to help her reach her full potential. Maggie needs a family.

Lolita

Girl, Age: 12
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Congenital Heart Defect
Brain dysplasia; post-operative congenital heart disease
Listed: Jun 2014
**** I am eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant ****
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Lolita is looking for a special family that will be hers forever. She is diagnosed with brain dysplasia and post-operative congenital heart disease. Lolita was abandoned at 4 years of age…can you even imagine? She had a surgery for her CHD before arriving at the orphanage. She can walk alone without help, but her step is a bit abnormal. She is curious and observant of her surroundings.Lolita is reserved, but gets along with her caretakers. When asked something, she will shake her head. Currently she is receiving preschool education in the center. Lolita can feed herself and use the bathroom independently, but her language is delayed. She has trouble with pronunciation and is only saying simple words. She will receive speech training to help her with this. Lolita has fine muscular tension of the limbs, but her motion is fairly flexible. Her fine motor of the upper limbs is poor. She enjoys going for walks outside and building towers with blocks. Lolita is gentle, cute, and quiet. She has a sweet smile. She likes to watch TV, listen to music and she is an easygoing child.

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!

Kenny

Boy, Age: 8
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Congenital Heart Defect
Listed: Oct 2015
$3,483.00
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Kenny recently turned two years old. When he was about 4 months old, he was left at a safe haven drop spot at the local orphanage. Kenny has a heart defect (patent foramen ovale) but it is reported to be closing on its own and it’s thought that it will not require surgery. He may have bronchopulmonary dysplasia (abnormal development of lung tissue) which affects premature babies, who are born with underdeveloped lungs. [According to the internet, many babies diagnosed with BPD will recover close to normal lung function, but this takes time. Scarred, stiffened lung tissue will always not work as well as it should. But as infants with BPD grow, new healthy lung tissue can form and grow, and might eventually take over much of the work of breathing for damaged lung tissue.] Kenny received treatment for BPD in March, 2014 and now his condition is improved, with decreased incidents of shortness of breath.

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?

Kaelin

Boy, Age: 14
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Congenital Heart Defect
Congenital Heart Disease (VSD)
Listed: Nov 2014
**** I am eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant ****
Grant funds depend on available funding; the link above, shows the current available amount!
To inquire about this child, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***
Kaelin is a handsome boy with an outgoing personality! He came into care as a baby. Kaelin has a CHD (VSD) that had not been repaired as of 2014. He has been with a foster family since 2008, and has been well cared for since that time. He is close to his foster brother and sister, and enjoys playing games with them. He likes to read, and gets along well with his classmates. Kaelin is a bright boy who is active, obedient, and very social! He is waiting for a family of his own. Kaelin is a great kid, loved by those who know him, and will certainly be a wonderful addition to your family!

Jonathan

Boy, Age: 8
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Congenital Heart Defect
Congenital heart defect; extra fingers, tracheotomy
Listed: Nov 2015
$5.40
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Jonathan turned two in July. He was abandoned near a garden when he was about three weeks old and has lived in the orphanage ever since. Jonathan was born with a few challenges: a congenital heart defect which was repaired when he was two months old and is thought to be resolved, extra fingers on both hands, a small ear lobe deformity, and torticollis. At 10 months old, he had surgery to reconstruct his larynx and now has a tracheotomy, which is checked every 6 months and hopefully will be removed soon. At 11 months old, he had a feeding tube placed in his stomach (possibly due to the tracheotomy) which will be removed when he’s better able to eat and drink. Jonathan’s left testicle is under-developed. The tracheotomy prevents him from speaking or making any sounds.

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?

Jake

Boy, Age: 12
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Congenital Heart Defect
Complicated CHD, left hearing test is failed to pass, HBcAb: Positive; mild abnormal intellectual development
Listed: Mar 2014
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According to the last up date on Jake from the home he is living in: “We arrange gentle indoor light for all children as well as quiet indoor environment. We help him do the body exercises in the morning and afternoon respectively in order to strength his body and facilitate his development. We also show him bright colors and train him to grasp building blocks. The caregivers often teach him pronounce words and he could make ah-ah, ya-ya sound. We also sing songs for him. He is given some gentle and lovely music in order to training the auditory sense. He is trained swimming once per week before one half year old in order to strength his body. Since he is in the process of development and growth, and receives balanced nutrition, moderate exercises everyday as well as has large and bright living condition and good life quality, therefore, he has normal physical development.”

Huxley

Boy, Age: 8
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Congenital Heart Defect
Congenital Heart Defect, neurogenic bladder
Listed: Aug 2019
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Huxley is introverted, fairly quiet, smart and obedient. He’s shy and doesn’t have great communication yet. He doesn’t like to share with others and he will cry to get attention; if someone grabs his toy, he doesn’t know how to get it back and he only cries there. He has normal sleep and mainly has nutrition porridge.

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.

Grace

Girl, Age: 13
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Congenital Heart Defect
Grace has been diagnosed with Postoperative ASD (CHD). Grace has recovered well after her operation from 2010.
Listed: Jan 2016
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Grace is outgoing, smiles often, and likes playing with other children. She is a beautiful girl and is curious about the outside world. When intrigued by new objects, she will carefully observe and explore them. She likes meeting new people, and gets along with other children her age. She is a very active 5 year old. She can run and jump, can feed herself and use the restroom by herself. She can take on and off her clothing independently. She understands the meaning of “no”, can call “father”, “mother”. She can say “one, two” “give” “want” “fetch.” She enjoys listening to music and singing loudly. Even though nobody can understand what she is singing and yelling, she is very happy and involved in it. Even though she does not like speaking, she is very smart and observant. Grace likes to help the aunt to do some housework, such as folding the quilts and picking up toys. When the caretakers are holding the young children and they drop their toys, Grace will take the initiative to retrieve the toys. When the aunts want to feed the babies, Grace will take the initiative to bring them a towel. Her favorite fruits are bananas and small tomatoes. She also likes desserts.

Frankie Lee

Boy, Age: 11
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Congenital Heart Defect
Listed: Aug 2015
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Frankie Lee, a sweet little boy, is five years old. He was abandoned at eight months. Frankie was born with a congenital heart disease (complex single atrium, single ventricle) and when we visited with him in late June, his lips and fingernails were a bit blue, so we knew his cardiac needs were pressing. We were able to have him transferred to China Little Flower, and a few weeks ago Frankie had surgery (pulmonary vein diversion and a central shunt). He has made a great recovery and he has returned to his foster family back in his province. He may need additional surgery down the road but his condition is much improved now.

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?

Andersen

Boy, Age: 14
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Congenital Heart Defect
Listed: Jan 2014
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Andersen is 6 years old and the life of the party. He had surgery when he was very young because he had CHD. Since then, he has been feeling better! Andersen is able to play with friends and loves to dance and sing. He is very smart and loves to ask questions. He is a great eater and his favorite food is sweet fruit. Andersen’s caregivers say that he is a typical boy that loves anything with wheels!

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.

Tripp

Boy, Age: 13
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Congenital Heart Defect
Arrhythmia, mental delays
Listed: Sep 2013
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Tripp is a bright boy who likes studying and playing with his classmates. He also likes music and dancing. He is growing up healthy and happy. He is a lovely child!!

Pablo

Boy, Age: 11
Country Code: LA-5
Primary Diagnosis: Congenital Heart Defect
Mental delays, speech developmental disorder, congenital cardiopathy – Ebstein anomaly or Horner syndrome (heart murmur)
Listed: Jan 2015
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An ccho-cardiogram and electrocardiogram performed showed ebstein anomaly (Horner Syndrome), moderated apical interventricular communication. He doesn’t require surgical treatment based on electrocardiogram results; he requires biannual follow up with both echo-cardiogram and electrocardiogram. It is possible that as an adult he will probably require tricuspid valve replacement.  Pablo doesn’t show signs of recent or past of physical abuse.

Merlin

Boy, Age: 14
Country Code: Asia.2
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Congenital Heart Defect
Moderate Intellectual Deficiency and Congenital Cardio Disease
Listed: Nov 2011
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From the time that Merlin was born until January 2008, he was hospitalized due to his poor health condition at birth. From January 2008 to January 2010, Merlin lived with his birth mother, who was his primary caregiver. He presently resides in an orphanage.

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.