has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $650.45 from MACC donations!
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $650.45 from MACC donations!
The adoption agency also has a $1000 grant for Annalise.
The adoption agency has additional pictures & videos!
Update from December 2020
The boy is active in motor development. He crawls for toys, climbs obstacles, stands up on its own and walks by furniture. He manipulates the toys by tapping one against the other or on the floor, examining them in their hands, shaking them. He moves elements of manipulation boards, notices small details of toys, can press buttons of playing toys. He takes out and puts the blocks in the box. He is interested in the surroundings, explores the available space and actively participates in the proposed games.
Speech development is delayed but progressing. Kalvin reacts to his name, babbles, and responds with vocalizations to the speech addressed to him.
He is an active and social boy. He loves cuddling, tickling and early childhood games. He takes an active part in them, is able to focus on the activity that interests him and shares the field of common attention. He falls asleep on his own and can sleep well through the night.
Compared to the population of children with Down syndrome, Kalvin functions very well. His development is constantly and dynamically progressing, and his active behavior and interest in the environment allow for a positive prognosis of further development. Placing him with a loving family will help with further dynamic development and satisfy his curiosity about the world around him.
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!
According to his report from 2016, he can sit steadily, stand with support, and walk a few steps with support. His file states that Owyn knows his name and he will say hello to his caretakers to gain their attention. Owyn loves to play peek-a-boo, be in nature, and to touch flowers and leaves.
Are you ready to be the one to get all of Clementine’s smiles?
UPDATE Feb 2021: Compared with other kids with Down syndrome his age in the orphanage, Solomon is clever and thoughtful with strong learning ability and imitation ability. In terms of self-care, he can take off his socks, put on socks and shoes under the caretaker’s guidance, cooperate with caretakers and brush teeth and put on clothes. Solomon learned to eat with a spoon within two days; In terms of cognition, Solomon knows the caretakers in his room and will imitate animals’ calls, etc In the aspect of emotional expression, when adults correct his improper behaviors, he will look at the caretaker innocently, showing grievances and sadness. He will feel sad when eating less or different from other kids’ bowls of food, and he will be happy immediately when eating the same as other kids.
Carson is eligible for a $15,000 Older Child Grant! &
Carson has a $20,000 grant for his adoption!
This 20K grant is available for his adoption once the family traveled to his country and accepted his referral.
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Update Oct 2019: She can now crawl, but she cannot walk. She can stand alone and can squat. I think she would be able to talk, but she is scared. Her health is good. She is a bit chubby, she needs to be fed often. She is very interested in music. When music is playing, she can keep up with the rhythm/tempo and will try to jump to the music, but her feet don’t get off the ground. She can’t speak yet, but can recognize words. She can understand simple commands. She is warm towards people. Her foster parents are elderly. They only sent over one picture. The rest are from a recent home visit. Occasionally, she will say “baba” or “mama” and she says it very clearly. But, she doesn’t make any requests when she calls out. She knows her body parts and her 5 senses. She understands the meaning of “no.” She currently has 16 teeth.
Eliza is a delightful little one; she is such a happy and social little girl. Eliza was born with Down syndrome, and has the typical motor delays. She has had surgery to correct her heart issues; ASD/VSD/PDA, and has recovered well. Eliza lives with a foster family, to whom she is very close. She loves to play, and loves toys that make music. She is spunky, sweet, and waiting for a family of her own!
There are many recent photos and videos in her file!
Harmony is a precious little girl! Harmony is described as an active and cute child. At the time her file was prepared (March of 2019), she could stand stably, walk while holding the bed rail, and crawl fast. She liked when her caretaker would accompany her to play. Harmony could discern sounds and make sounds when happy. She liked to pull her familiar caretaker’s clothes, flash her sweet smile, and give hugs! Harmony also liked playing with the child in the bed next to her. She is said to be a good eater and sleeper. We’re hoping to get an update on Harmony and excited to see who her lucky family will be too!
There is a $1,000 agency fee reduction for Harmony’s adoption with her current adoption agency.
August is a cute little boy with bright eyes. He likes to play with toys that make sounds and loves to hear and see the changes in tune and light, as his hands play with the toys. August also loves to swing in the sensory room.
There is a $1,000 agency fee reduction for August’s adoption with a specific agency! August needs a family with an approved home study to be able to move forward with adopting him. If you are interested in learning more about, or adopting, August – the agency would be happy to assist you.
His written update is from Feb 2021! Compared with other kids with Down syndrome, his intelligence is better. He is potty trained, follows instructions, and eats on his own, etc. Brodie is a good listener, well behaved, and enjoys playing outside. Brodie is a warm-hearted little boy. When he sees his little friends sad, he will go to comfort him and touch his head.
Brodie is an outgoing and happy boy. Brody spent a significant amount of time living at and being cared for by a children’s home. When he first arrived there, he was not talking and was angry. He grew and changed so much while in their care. When guests would come, he learned how to take the initiative to greet and play with them. He loves watching cartoons and dancing. In fact, he dances quite well, and everyone loves to watch him dance! While at this home, Brody also loved to go to school and play with the other children. He was said to be carefree and happy every day.
The folks at Shepherd’s Field said this when Brodie was in their care: The best words to describe Brodie are pure sunshine! He is quite eager to be a part of whatever happens to be going on around him. He’s very animated and has a great sense of humor. He doesn’t have a shy bone in his body and his ready smile will light up any occasion. Brodie can find joy in the most ordinary of circumstances—like simply getting his hair cut. Our little man certainly wears his extra chromosome very well! Although his verbal skills are significantly delayed, he has made great strides in using alternate means of communication, such as American Sign Language and picture systems. In fact, he performed the ASL version of “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” during one of our Children’s Day performances. Hugs and kisses flow freely when Brody’s around and he truly is one of our little superstars! Sadly, at some point, Brody was recalled to his home orphanage.
Brodie is a boy overflowing with affection and he needs a loving family to shine his sunbeams on. What could be better than a lifetime of unconditional love?
There is a $1,500 agency fee reduction for Brodie’s adoption with his current adoption agency.
There is a $1,000 agency fee reduction for Sullivan’s adoption with his current adoption agency
Outgoing Summer is tons of fun. She is an active little girl who is walking independently and climbing on things with a mischievous little grin! She loves cuddling and playing games with her caregivers. Summer was born with Down syndrome. Her language development seems to be the area of biggest delay. She is currently working on single words. Although she isn’t using many words she loves communicating with people through facial expressions and body language. This spunky girl loves to dance with the music and get a snuggle from her caregivers.
Are you ready for a dance party with Summer?
Families qualify for a $7,500 subsidy with her current agency.
Soleil has a $1500 grant through her current agency.
Simon is in foster care and appears to have a close connection with his foster mother. He likes when she hugs him but is more reserved with people he doesn’t know. Little Simon needs a family. Could be your son?
There is a $1,000 agency grant for Sienna’s adoption with her current adoption agency.
This sweet little girl has a $4,000 grant through her current agency.
Shyanne’s current agency is offering a $5000 grant towards the cost of her adoption.
Shaw has a $1,500 agency grant for his adoption with the agency who currently holds his file. Other grants may be available based on the adoptive family’s circumstances. Agency grants are awarded as agency fee reductions.
Shawn was abandoned at the age of seven months old. He has lived in an orphanage ever since. Shawn is active and bright, and loves playing with teachers and other children. When the teacher asks “Is Shawn here?” he will raise his hand and come running over for a hug. Shawn is a people-pleaser, and is happiest when he is being praised. He loves helping to clean up, and always follows the rules.
Shaw is very talkative and loves to be cuddled! He is waiting for a family that will snuggle with him and help him continue to grow.
Shane Yu has a $4,000 grant through his current agency.
UPDATE: Rule number one…never leave scissors out where Shannon can get them. She currently has little to no bangs due to an attempt to style her own hair. However, even a bad haircut can’t take away from Shannon’s sweet spirit and lovable personality! She is currently 5 years old, and waiting very patiently for her mama and papa. Shannon has Down syndrome, an ASD and VSD (which have not been repaired) , and is a HepB carrier. Shannon came to the orphanage at about 7 months of age, already able to sit and crawl. She has good motor skills, but needs help with her speech. Her receptive speech is good, and she follows directions. Shannon can use 3 word sentences. Shannon is a sweet and huggable girl who is very curious. She loves to play with her friends, and thrives in a noisy environment. Shannon is ready to be part of a loving family, who will help her reach her full potential! Video is available.
From an update 2/2015: Shaena can play well with blocks and she can dance to the music. She can avoid obstacles when pushing carts and she can reach things by standing on her tippy toes. Shaena gets a little aggressive with others when mad. She is healthy, strong, and in good health. She can understand some simple instructions like “give me the paper in your hand, do not climb, sit well, eat”, etc. Shaena can crawl down the bed very quickly and she can walk by herself for a while. She can stand up after falling over and can climb well. Shaena can hold small tiny things and can pull the rope by changing hands. Shaena can pick up and throw balls. She will ask to be held when adults walk by her and she knows if she is being criticizing or praised. When praised, she gets very happy! When you point out her mistakes, she will cry. Shaena’s favorite things to do are imitate, eat, and dance.
Though he is delayed compared to other normal children due to his diagnosis, we are confident in him. We have made standing and language training plan. We believe he will feed himself and walk and speak after the efforts.
From a missionary who visited with him in August 2010: “Sean was found abandoned by the riverside at the age of 4 months. Sean is doing super and is well loved by his nannies!”
Update from 2012: After his rehabilitation we feel his physical development is very good, he can clearly call father and mother, can sit alone, stand alone, can walk with holding something. He can not walk alone steadily, can feed himself snacks without help, good appetite, likes playing with other children sitting on the floor, occasionally he will challenge his favorite toys with other children. He is very favorable, and we hope him can find a family sooner to have parents to love him to live happier life.
More photos available, along with full social history and medical records Single moms permitted, only one parent has to travel.
Scott has Down syndrome. He loves to draw and paint and is polite and well behaved. He lives with a foster family and enjoys helping with housework. He enjoys playing games, kicking balls, and playing with blocks.
He sounds like such a great little fellow. He needs a family who can help him reach his greatest potential. Can you imagine the snuggles and giggles this great little guy would add to a family?
Scott has a $4,000 grant through his current agency.
Could you be darling Scotty’s forever family?