Izaiah #

Boy, Age: 2
Listed: Jan 2024
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Diagnosis: Diagnosis: CCFDN syndrome, which includes: congenital bilateral cataracts, facial dimorphism, psychomotor developmental delay, decreased muscle tone and peripheral neuropathy, internal hydrocephalus which does not require neurosurgical treatment at this stage.

Izaiah is now living in a foster family and is receiving physical therapy at a rehabilitation center three days a week. The foster family reports that they are seeing major improvements in his motor skills now that he is receiving support and intervention services. His foster mother reports that he can pull himself up to a standing position using support (example: laying down in the crib and pulls to stand by holding on to the side of the crib). His physical therapist stated that he is making “visible progress” and should soon be independently walking. Izaiah has had surgeries for cataracts in both eyes (2 on the right and one on the left). It is believed he has limited vision from his left eye. He has a diagnosis of internal hydrocephalus, however, his foster mother reports that he was recently seen again by neurology and the diagnosis was dropped. Izaiah understands what is said to him. He smiles and makes eye contact. He says a few single words and also uses gestures and facial expressions to communicate. When asked how old he is he shows two fingers. He is beginning to indicate when he needs to use the restroom, but is still wearing diaper. He holds items in his hands and explores them. He plays with toys and participates in games. He shows an interest in other children.

Silas #

Boy, Age: 3
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
Pfeiffer’s syndrome (suspected); internal hydrocephalus
Listed: Dec 2023
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Silas has had genetic testing to rule out various genetic conditions. It is believed he has Pfeiffer’s syndrome. More extensive genetic testing that is not currently available in his location is needed to confirm the genetic diagnosis.

He walks independently, runs, climbs and descends stairs with support. He is interested in toys and will reach for them and play with them. His attention span with completing tasks continues to increase. He imitates syllables and words. He follows verbal directions and participates in games with peers. He is familiar with his environment and daily routine and interested in everything happening around him.

Vernon #

Boy, Age: 4
Spina bifida; hydrocephalus- shunt; delays in all aspects of development
Listed: Dec 2023
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Vernon crawls using his upper body. He plays with toys and interacts with familiar adults. He responds to his name by turning toward the person calling him.

Archibald #

Boy, Age: 5
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
Listed: Aug 2023
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Diagnoses include severe prematurity, including damage to the central nervous system –
hydrocephalus; a ventriculoperitoneal shunt was implanted. There is a lag in physical and
neuropsychological development.

Archibald cannot walk independently. He moves by pushing when placed in a walker. Stands up on his own and stands on his feet when in his crib. He can get out of bed by himself. He can go around the whole game room. He can sit for about 15-20 minutes. In terms of fine motor skills, he can pick up a toy himself if it is nearby; he plays for a long time and prefers to manipulate with his left hand. If the toy is at a distance, he tries to reach it. He likes musical toys. He recognizes adults. He has a good emotional tone, he enjoys contact with adults he knows; he loves when they praise him. He gets angry if his toy is taken away and tries to keep it in his possession. Archibald cannot speak but he makes long sounds. In interpersonal relationships he shows preferences for certain adults and initiates contact with them. He plays with toys. The child doesn’t have independent household hygiene habits. He is calm when changing and bathing, as well as in his sleep. Archibald does not take an afternoon nap, he eats everything. He is very stubborn and when he decides that he wants to pick up an object, no matter how heavy and large, he does his best. He still uses a diaper, potty several times a day. His sleep at night is
peaceful. He has daily kinesitherapy and sessions with a teacher. He is followed by a
neurosurgeon.

Tommy

Boy, Age: 7
Country Code: Africa-1
Region: Africa
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
Hydrocephalus, Developmental Delay
Listed: May 2023
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Tommy is an almost seven year old boy who has been living with an American expatriate foster family since he was a baby. Unfortunately this family is unable to adopt him. Tommy was born with hydrocephalus, which was corrected with surgery when he was an infant. He now goes for regular reviews, but has had very few medical needs since then. He will continue to see a neurologist for his hydrocephalus monitoring, as well as a possible orthopedist for some minimal walking concerns.

Due to his diagnosis Tommy is slightly delayed in a variety of skills, primarily in fine motor development. He is currently in Kindergarten and doing well. He is completely verbal in English, can walk, use the toilet, feed himself, and generally do most tasks a typical seven year old can. He loves animals, especially elephants, reading books, riding his bike, and playing with his older siblings. He is a well-behaved child who enjoys making others laugh.

While Tommy is well-loved by his current family he is in desperate need of permanency. He is a delightful little boy who thrives in a family and will likely have a bright future if he’s given all the support he needs.

Jesslyn

Girl, Age: 1
Country Code: Asia.2
Region: Asia
Listed: May 2023
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Jesslyn is a snuggly baby that likes to be cuddled and hugged by her caregivers. When tired or upset she is able to relax when she hears music or soothing sounds. Although Jesslyn is not able to say words yet, she is able to vocalize through babbling.

Jesslyn needs parents who are comfortable with the many unknowns that are presented by her significant special needs. Jesslyn has epilepsy, hydrocephalus, global developmental delays, and vision concerns.

Ashton

Boy, Age: 5
Country Code: LA-2
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
Hydrocephalus and Developmental delays
Listed: Nov 2022
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Ashton is an adorable little boy who is described as a social child who loves to be around others who give him affection. He shares with the people around him. He loves to hear music and pleasant sounds. He likes painting and watching animated shows. Contact the agency to learn more about Ashton and his special needs!

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Matt

Boy, Age: 7
Country Code: LA-2
Spina bifida, paraplegia; Hydrocephalus (shunt placed); Club foot (left and right) (surgically corrected)
Listed: Nov 2022
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Matt, who agency staff met in October of 2022, has a bright smile that is infectious! Matt recognizes animal sounds. He can wash his hands and face by himself. Matt interacts well with his environment, peers, and adults. He adapts well to changes in routines and plays well with his peers. He can play by himself for short time periods. He can focus his attention on different stimuli. Matt has advanced considerably since entering the care of his current care center. He can move his hands spontaneously and hold a pencil correctly. He can move himself with the use of his wheelchair. Matt is right-handed. His speech is well developed, and he can express himself well.

We hope his forever family sees him while he is still so young! Contact the agency to learn more about Matt and his special needs!

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Brock

Boy, Age: 9
Country Code: LA-2
Listed: Oct 2022
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Brock is a very social boy, who likes to kick a ball. Brock has continued to develop and grow. Agency staff met Brock in July of 2022! We hope his forever family will see him soon! The agency has additional information available for inquiring families.

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Dean #

Boy, Age: 5
Primary Diagnosis: Blind / VI, Hydrocephalus
Congenital cytomegalovirus infection. Internal hydrocephaly: state post implantation of a VP shunt. Quadriparetic syndrome. Cortical blindness. Cataract. Rickets. Protein energy malnutrition.
Listed: May 2022
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This is the case of a male child born from a pathological pregnancy with very low weight and indications of congenital cytomegalovirus infection. In the early neonatal period posthemorrhagic internal hydrocephaly was found and at the age of 2 months a VP shunt was implanted. Due to malfunctioning of the shunt, it was replaced when the child was 9 months old.

Dean is in a stationed impaired general state of health with a severe quadriparetic syndrome, pseudobulbar paresis and cortical blindness. Also, total cataract of both eyes has been found which cannot be treated surgically due to the severely damaged state of health of the child. He is fed via a nasogastric tube. He is severely delayed in his physical and neuro-psychic development. His condition is being monitored by medical professionals.

Nevan #

Boy, Age: 6
State after intraventricular hemorrhage. Internal hydrocephaly: VPA inserted. Cortical blindness. Congenital heart abnormality: type 2 atrial septal defect (persisting foramen ovale). Hypospadias. Bilateral cryptorchidism. Delayed physical development and severely delayed psychomotor development.
Listed: May 2022
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Nevan was born prematurely, to a young mother. He had a difficult neonatal period, with use of mechanical ventilation.
The child has a severe impairment of the central nervous system: posthemorrhagic internal hydrocephaly; a VPA shut was inserted in April 2018; later it was twice revised. The child is in a stationed impaired state of health. ECG: Persisting foramen ovale with positive natural evolution; no therapy needed.

Nevan will need observation by a neurosurgeon, pediatric cardiologist; he needs specialized care, physical therapy and kinesiotherapy.

The child turns his head towards sounds. When placed on his side by adults and with help, he can turn the lower part of his body and flip from back to front and vice versa. When awake he is placed in a baby chair. Coefficient of development: 8.
The boy laughs loudly when teased; he is happy when hearing the voice of a known to him adult that he likes. He reacts to the tone of the voice of the person speaking to him. He grasps a toy but does not manipulate with it. He falls easily asleep and sleeps well. He is fed with a bottle. He is calm when being changed and when being bathed.

Augustus #

Boy, Age: 5
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy, Hydrocephalus
Internal hydrocephalus: state after implantation of a VP-shunt; epilepsy; spastic quadriparesis; cortical blindness; delay in the neuro-psychic development
Listed: May 2022
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Augustus was born full term, and was found that he has internal hydrocephalus; at the age of 4 months a liquid drainage valve system was implanted. The child lies in bed; he has spasticity in his limbs and his active and passive movements are limited. He depends completely on the care provided by adults. He receives kinesiotherapy. The child is subject to observation by a neurologist and by a neuro-surgeon.

The child’s lower and upper limbs are highly spastic and are with diffuse muscle hypotonia. His fine motor skills are not developed. He does not grasp a toy given to him. Atanas holds his hands bent in fists. He is seriously delayed in his psychomotor development. The boy reacts to tactile stimulation by adults. When teased, he does not smile. He is unable to interact with the other children. Atanas depends completely on the care provided by adults. He is fed by a bottle. From time to time he cries when given a shower. He sleeps well.

Ethan Adrian #

Boy, Age: 8
Bilateral neuro-sensory hearing loss; hydrocephalus (controlled without a shunt); developmental delays; reflux; premature; Cerebral palsy, spastic form – moderate degree. Bronchopulmonary dysplasia /BPD/. Delayed physical and psychomotor development.
Listed: Mar 2022
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Ethan is well developed for his age. He is a warm and curious little boy. His best toy is a ball. He laughs and shouts every time he got his ball. Ethan is a cheerful and peaceful child. He likes the other children. Observes and manipulates with toys. He knows how to charm his caregivers and receives lots of attention.

With a familiar adult, Ethan has a good emotional tone – he enjoys a hide and seek game and sometimes gives his hand for “hello”.

He cannot walk yet, but he sits, crawls and staying straight caught for fixed support, showing progress in his motor skill development. The child has flat feet with valgus deviation of both feet – it was recommended to wear orthopedic shoes. Ethan stands up on his own until he is caught on a fixed support, stands on tiptoe, does not step aside, placed in a walker, moves short distances; pronounces long sound combinations.

Myles

Boy, Age: 7
Country Code: Asia.2
Region: Asia
premature (27 wks) – multiple medical complications, hydrocephalus, epilepsy, retinopathy (vision impairment), CP, hearing impairment, global developmental delays; birth mother smoked cigarettes & drank alcohol during pregnancy.
Listed: Sep 2021
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Myles was just starting to wake up at the beginning of our Zoom call and as his caregivers slowly nudged and tickled him, he showed us the biggest smile and sweetest little giggle. Four-year-old Myles is not speaking, but we learned from his caregivers that he is a quite boy who prefers not to be disturbed. His favorite toy is his teether, he likes being tickled, and dislikes being moved around.

Myles diet consists of mashed foods, his favorite being fruits.  Myles spends most of his time in his bed or in a support chair. Because he is only allotted one therapeutic device per year, he doesn’t currently have a child walker. With more opportunities to put weight on his legs, he may possibly have the potential for assisted walking in the future.

Myles was born prematurely and has been diagnosed with global developmental delays, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, hydrocephalus and hearing impairment. Myles resides in a nursing home and receives 30 minutes of occupational and physical therapy at a local hospital each week. The agency has much more information on Myles! Could your family be the one he needs?

Emma #

Girl, Age: 7
Condition after herpes-viral encephalitis. Hepatitis caused by CMV. Hypotrophy. Hydrocephaly – of mild degree. Congenital dyserythropoietic anemia. Delayed neuro-psychological development.

Listed: Sep 2021
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Emma was recently transferred to a group home where she can receive more specialized care to help her continue to develop and receive appropriate medical care. She is receiving monthly blood transfusions at this time for her anemia. She had surgery to correct clubbed feet in 2020. She can sit unassisted, stand next to a stable support, walk around fixed supports and walk while holding the hand of an adult. Videos from May 2021 show Emma playing with an electronic toy. She is pushing the button to get the toy to make a sound. Her fine motor skills are not well-developed at this time, due to her spasticity. Emma responds positively to adults and other children. She smiles and laughs when adults interact with her.

Zeek #

Boy, Age: 5
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus, Spina bifida
Spina Bifida; shunt placed for hydrocephalus
Listed: Sep 2021
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Zeek is being taught to use a wheelchair. He can currently turn, but has not yet mastered going forward and backwards. He is also learning to pull his torso up and move around when in his bed or on the floor. He can physically handle toys. He picks them up, transfers them between hands, looks for them and retrieves them if he drops them. He can push buttons and activate sensory toys. He follows simple directions such as “give me”. He plays peek-a-boo. He enjoys interacting with the staff. He will hold out his hand for a hand shake, make kissing noises, and reaches to be held. He uses his hands to show how big he will grow up to be when asked by an adult. He is pronouncing sounds and syllables.

Updated May 2022: Zeek was recently moved from a large orphanage to a small group home, where he’s now receiving more interaction and attention. His language skills have started developing. He can now say several words. He enjoys interacting with staff and responds when he receives attention. He enjoys music.

Tyson #

Boy, Age: 6
Listed: Apr 2021
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Bilateral sensorineural hearing loss (with hearing aid); shunt due to internal hydrocephalus; spastic cerebral palsy

Tyson was born premature and had several complications after birth. He can sit on his own with good balanced reactions. He crawls following the correct motor model. He stands up and walks sideways vertically. He can walk when one of his hands is held and has more control when it’s his right hand being held. He can stand up straight without falling for 2-3 seconds. When walking with a walker, he begins to bend his knees. He purposefully grabs a toy that is handed to him and can switch it from hand to hand. He shows an interest in musical toys and enjoys them. He has started making sounds and simply syllables such as “ma-ma”. He enjoys having someone sing to him and likes to receive hugs. He eats from a spoon. His overall development is delayed.

Photos and videos from August 2020 are available through the agency.

Jesse #

Boy, Age: 10
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy, Hydrocephalus
Jesse has Moderate external hydrocephalus; Arachnoid cyst – cortical atrophy; Infantile cerebral palsy – spastic quadric paresis; Hypotrophy; Delays in the neuro-psychological development; Severe mental delay.
Listed: Jun 2015
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Update November 2015: He demonstrates interest in musical and mechanical toys. He will play for a short time – studies a toy, puts it in the mouth, transfers it from one hand to the other. He likes activities involving music. He recognizes familiar areas of the orphanage and understands his daily routine related to familiar tasks such as eating. He is very happy when interacting with familiar adults.

Update 2018:  Jesse attention span is short-lived and unstable in relation to objects and people. There is some sharing with a close adult.  Jesse responds when called by name.  His memory and speech are poorly developed. When happy, he laughs loud and when anxious, he cries. Sometimes he pronounces unspecified sounds and separate syllables. He is sensitive and emotional and tends to be nervous around strangers.  When given a toy he reaches out and takes it. He is working on the pinch grip. He hasn’t mastered fully the ability to move a toy from one hand to the other. Jesse is fed with a spoon and sleeps calmly through the night.  He cannot control his physiological needs.  Jesse is entirely cared for by the team in his orphanage.

(Jesse was also previously listed as Andy)

Paddy #

Boy, Age: 11
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
Hydrocephalus, Thalassemia, astigmatism
Listed: Mar 2017
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Paddy can turn over on his own, and sits independently. He will walk holding hands or using a walker, but does not like to walk over uneven surfaces. He likes musical toys and has recently started imitating simple actions like a ring stacker. Paddy likes to interact with familiar adults and may pout when they leave. He eats mashed food and drinks from a cup.

Update from a family that met him in 2015: Paddy is a truly beautiful boy! He does have some behaviors, shrieking and flapping for the majority of the time we observed him. He did not make eye contact with us or the staff. We asked the staff about his medical information and they stated that he did not need regular transfusions, but did have a seizure disorder. A family that is prepared to deal with autistic like behaviors would be ideal!

Mila #

Girl, Age: 7
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
Hydrocephaly; Strabismus; G-tube feeding; delays in development
Listed: Jul 2018
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Mila turns her head towards sound and looks at people and objects of interest. She recognizes the faces of the staff. She can roll over, but still has difficulty with head control. She enjoys musical toys that spin and will focus on those for short periods of time.

Anthony #

Boy, Age: 8
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
Neonatal, cerebral schemia; hydrocephalus; ventriculoperitoneal shunt
Listed: Mar 2017
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Anthony is an adorable, sweet boy! Anthony has a lack of development physically and neurologically. In late 2015, a ventriculoperiteneal shunt was placed and he has been free of seizures since then. He cannot sit upright by himself and does not talk, but responds to sound. Anthony is tube fed due to lack of suck reflex. He does not react well to teasing or tactile stimulation by smiling but by irritation and crying.

Sarea

Girl, Age: 14
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
postoperative hydrocephalus, postoperative meningocele (spina bifida), optic nerve atrophy, Cerebral palsy
Listed: Jan 2013
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At the first sight, we were impressed by her black eyes. Her eyes were big and black, which seemed to talk. As she grew up, we found her hair was beautiful, black and soft. Till now we do not cut her hair. The caretaker likes dressing her and do various hair style for her. She received the surgery of meningocele and hydrocephalus. Now she is diagnosed as cerebral palsy and optic nerve atrophy. Her motion ability is poor and limbs are not powerful. She can turn over, can lie on the stomach, but can not sit. Additionally her mental development is delayed. She can not speak, just makes some unconscious sounds, she seems to dislike toys and not sensitive to the sounds. Now she can eat the fixed food, mainly vegetable, meat, egg, noodles, oatmeal, porridge, rice, etc. She also likes fruits. She rarely has illness.

She is slight, and shorter than other children of her age. Though she has lots of disadvantages, she is still a lovely and happy baby. She likes smiling, especially when someone is talking with her and teasing her. When someone is hugging her, she is quiet and listening to adults’ talk, sometimes she touches the person’s face. She likes noisy, always turns her head to the sounds. When no one plays with her, she will be upset and call unhappily. Though she is a disabled child, she is lovely as other healthy child. She has the same feeling, desires to be loved and cared. We hope she would grow up healthily and happily and she would have a family with warm and love. We believe she can adapt new place and bring happiness to the family. Bless Sarea! Wish she can find her parents soon and have a family. Wish she is peaceful all her life.

Olin

Boy, Age: 14
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
Hydrocephalus and brain dysplasia
Listed: May 2014
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Olin has been living in the orphanage since he was 9-months-old and is getting rehabilitation therapies since then. He is doing great with his physical development, and is getting stronger and stronger! Olin is able to respond to his name, can point to his body parts when asked, and is learning new things daily.

From someone who met him:
Olin is super smart and a nanny favorite. He loves candy, playing outside, and can repeat English words. He is super handsome as well! Someone bring this gem home! I’ve met him…Contact me with questions!

Minerva

Girl, Age: 7
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
premature infant with very low birth weight, hydrocephalus (post-op shunt)
Listed: Aug 2019
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When Minerva came she looked petite and weak, and was hospitalized for care and surgery. She has delayed physical development compared with children of her age, but after the operation her physical health is fairly stable and her motor ability improves day by day. She is able to raise her head when lying on stomach, and turn over continuously. She likes to roll over to and fro on the mat best. She is able to sit alone for a moment with both hands against the floor, even occasionally stand for a few seconds with both hands grasping the rail. Her muscular tension is higher, she can not coordinate and control her body well. If her name is called or someone talks beside her ear she is able to turn around her head to locate the source following the sound direction. The muscular tension of her neck has decreased obviously, therefore its turning range is much larger.

If you move a toy with bright colors slowly in front of her eyes she will follow the toy visually. She is able to grasp a toy and shake it to and fro with her hands. She is an introverted and quiet baby, is able to lie alone for some time without noisy crying, but if she is made to practice sitting with her hands against the floor she will be very reluctant and cry aloud. Her crying is very loud and we can hear it from far away. She also likes to be cuddled by someone and her facial expressions and actions will be much richer while she is cuddled. Her speech development is delayed. She is a light sleeper.

Magnolia Mae

Girl, Age: 10
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus, Spina bifida
Spina Bifida, Hydrocephalus
Listed: Nov 2019
$33.00
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Magnolia is a precious little girl, who is described as being extroverted and sweet tempered. She is fairly active, talkative, and has quick reaction time. Magnolia enjoys singing and listening to music. She gets along well with others and likes playing outdoors with her friends and with toy cars. Magnolia lives with a foster family and though she likes to be cuddled by her foster grandfather, she is closest with her foster grandmother. She is a good sleeper and sleeps in her own bed. She is not a picky eater, though she has been spoiled by her foster grandparents who tend to hand-feed her and let her use a bottle to drink her drinks from. Magnolia’s favorite foods are meat, dumplings, noodles, vegetables, and fruits. Magnolia can walk independently. She was able to imitate words and say simple things like, “What is this?” Her intelligence was said to be delayed compared to her peers, but her orphanage also seems to say this about many children in their care.

In January of 2014, Magnolia received surgery for lumbar spinal meningocele and hydrocephalus. She had good recovery after the surgery, though she is not toilet trained. We are unsure if that is a result of her meningocele surgery or because she just hadn’t been trained yet, but a family should be prepared for her to be incontinent. An update from August (you can read the full update below) mentions that Magnolia has had a handful of seizures over the years. Magnolia has the sweetest little face with the cutest little voice.

Magnolia has a $2,500 agency grant for her adoption with a specific adoption agency. You have to watch her sweet videos! The agency has several.

Kyle Cole

Boy, Age: 12
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus, Spina bifida
Spina bifida, hydrocephalus
Listed: Aug 2015
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Kyle has an adorable smile! Kyle was abandoned when he was only one month old. He had surgery for a meningocele and had a shunt placed for hydrocephalus when he was only 7 months old, but is now doing well although he does not yet have bowel or bladder control. Kyle is described as an active little boy who is walking and talking and has age-appropriate mental development. He likes to play with toy cars and to dance along to music! Could Kyle be your son?

Gigi

Girl, Age: 11
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
Hydrocephalus, bilateral blindness, developmental delays
Listed: Nov 2014
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Gigi is sweet little girl who has excellent hearing abilities! She can kneel on both knees and sit on her own. Gigi responds to her own name, and whenever she hears music, she get really excited and laughs! She loves to play with others. We hope Gigi finds her forever family!

Update 2017: Gigi is able to walk on her own but cannot climb stairs. She can sing children’s songs and count. She needs assistance in taking care of her own needs (such as eating, dressing, toileting). She can only repeat other people’s words. She hasn’t had any hospitalizations or medical events. She has never had seizures. She is completely blind.

Francis

Boy, Age: 14
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
Listed: Oct 2015
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Sweet Frank is in a province that is very convenient for traveling families. The agency’s in-country facilitator recently met Frank and has this to say about him: “Frank is from a very nice orphanage that takes great care of their kids. He is post-op for hydrocephalus. He can understand things and can say simple words. He knows how to call others. He needs a lot of repeated directions or reminders for him to do things or so that he can remember what you tell him. He is not yet potty trained. He doesn’t know numbers or colors yet.”

Frank is quiet and introverted. He is mild when he speaks and he has a ready smile.

Elle

Girl, Age: 15
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus, Thalassemia
Dandy-Walker syndrome, hydrocephalus, Thalassemia, speech delays
Listed: Jan 2013
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Elle needs regular blood transfusions for her Thalassemia. Additional medical information available.

Charlier

Boy, Age: 9
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
hydrocephalus (post-op)
Listed: Aug 2015
$145.00
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Charlier is a cute one year old baby boy who was born with hydrocephalus. He was abandoned at the gate of the orphanage at three months old. He received surgery in July 2015. His fine motor skills appear to be on track. Charlier is now able to crawl, but not able to sit up, stand or walk yet. He eats well and babbles. He loves to listen to music and his favorite toy is a drum-shaped rattle. Can Charlier be the son you are looking for?

Brant

Boy, Age: 10
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
hydrocephalus, partial hearing loss
Listed: Feb 2015
$45.00
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Brant is a cute little boy! He can sit and go from a lying position to a sitting position, but he cannot crawl. He can stand using objects for support. His general development seems somewhat delayed but he interacts and plays with other children. Brant smiles and laughs with those he plays with. He is not able to feed himself or cannot imitate sounds. Brant has still not received treatment for his hydrocephalus, but undergoes sitting and standing exercises. He also has partial hearing loss. We really hope Brant finds a family to love him!

Emery #

Girl, Age: 11
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
hydrocephalus-shunt placed; delays in development
Listed: Jan 2021
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Emery can move using a walker and can make a few steps with support, too. Specialists are working with her to continue to strengthen her legs and are hopeful that she’ll become more independently mobile. Emery likes listening to music and is able to reproduce some of them. She can say a few words and makes short sentences as well. She receives support and intervention from specialists in the local community. She likes to receive an individual attention. She has emotional bonds with adults. She eats by herself and her sleep is calm.

Brendan

Boy, Age: 13
Country Code: LA-2
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
born prematurely with a generalized systemic immaturity; Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia and Hydrocephalus caused by Periventricular Leukomalacia
Listed: Aug 2012
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Brendan is an adorable little boy. He was born prematurely with a generalized systemic immaturity. He spent his first four months in an incubator, where he was diagnosed with Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia and Hydrocephalus caused by Periventricular Leukomalacia. Due to prolonged incubation, he currently has vocal chord paralysis. He has delays in his gross and fine motor skills according to his age; however, he is able to search with his eyes for visual and aural stimuli, can open and look at his hands, and is able to hold objects in his hands. He is usually active, awake and aware of his surroundings, and with therapy will be able to continue to develop gross and fine motor skills.

This sweet boy deserves a loving family who can provide him with care and support as he continues to grow and progress.

Bennett

Boy, Age: 10
Country Code: LA-4
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
Listed: Aug 2019
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Bennett is a very social child. Whenever he sees his friends, he eagerly greets them with a smile, a hug, and a “Happy Birthday!” He had hydrocephalus as an infant that was treated with a VP shunt. The shunt was later removed but he still has macrocephaly. He does have a history of seizures which are very well controlled by medication. He receives physical therapy twice a week and has made tremendous progress over the past several years.

He is fully mobile, can feed himself, and go to the bathroom independently. Bennett wears a helmet to protect his head. He has become fond of his helmet though because he can show off his headstand. You will often find him enjoying jumping on the trampoline, playing on the playground or going on a walk. He needs redirection often because he is always on the move. Although he is generally happy, he can get frustrated when people do not do what he wants to do or if he is being asked to do something he is not ready for.

Bennett’s favorite part of school is circle time because he likes to sing songs and answer ALL the questions even if his answer has nothing to do with what was asked. He understands and speaks English as well as his native language. He is known for reciting the four seasons in English quite well. At home, he loves to ask other people to dance and sing with him too. Bennett loves to make people smile!