Cameron

Boy, Age: 11
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
Congenital hydrocephalus; paraplegia and tetraplegia (spastic tetraparesis); partial atrophy of optic discs of both eyes; additional chord of the left heart ventricle; hernia
Listed: Jun 2017
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Look at the curls on this doll! Cameron is in urgent need of medical care!!

Calvin

Boy, Age: 10
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
Hydrocephalus; Localization-related (focal)(partial) symptomatic epilepsy and epileptic syndromes with complex partial seizures

Listed: Sep 2018
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Byron

Boy, Age: 11
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
FAS, Internal hydrocephalus, congenital brain malformations, slight mental delay, crossed eyes
Listed: Sep 2015
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So so sweet!! New pic December 2016.

Buddy

Boy, Age: 13
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
Robinow syndrome, external-internal hydrocephalus, mental delay, secondary cardiomyopathy, minor heart anomaly, nanism, secondary enzyme defect, recurrent bronchitis
Listed: Apr 2015
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From a family who adopted in 2016: I did not personally meet him, but he was in my son’s institution when we were there just two months ago. The village where this institution is located is small and very safe. The hotel has modern amenities and is owned by an English speaking local who will take very good care of you and feed you very well! The locals are friendly and helpful to Americans. The institution is a quick and easy walk from the hotel. We were the second family to ever adopt from this institution and the judge in this region waived the ten day wait for both of us. I would be more than happy to talk to those interested in adopting from this institution. We had an excellent experience here!

Bram

Boy, Age: 10
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
Congenital hydrocephalus, spastic tetraplegia, epileptic syndrome, open oval window
Listed: Feb 2013
**** I am eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant ****
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Bohdi

Boy, Age: 6
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
Other congenital hydrocephalus; other disorders of nervous system; optic atrophy; anemia
Listed: May 2019
$3,502.35
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!

Billie

Girl, Age: 6
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
Communicating hydrocephalus; Paraplegia; Epileptic seizures related to external causes; Other congenital deformities of hip; Optic atrophy; Other visual disturbances; anemia
Listed: Oct 2020
$4,011.90
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!

Aven

Boy, Age: 13
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
Dandy-Walker syndrome; hydrocephalus; Hypoplasia and dysplasia of lung; Atrial septal defect; Congenital subluxation of hip; chronic viral hepatitis B without delta-agent; Convergent concomitant strabismus; Bilateral inguinal hernia; Tetraplegia, unspecified
Listed: Jun 2012
**** I am eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant ****
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New photo November 2016! This little boy has a laundry list of issues, but I’m confident there is a family out there who will be able to look at this picture and see a child, their son.

Abigail

Girl, Age: 14
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
Congenital hydrocephalus; mixed specific developmental disorders communicating hydrocephalus; lower spastic paraparesis; convergent concomitant strabismus
Listed: Dec 2015
**** I am eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant ****
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Mila #

Girl, Age: 5
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
Hydrocephaly; Strabismus; G-tube feeding; delays in development
Listed: Jul 2018
*** I am eligible for a $2,000 Grant! ***
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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.

Evan #

Boy, Age: 7
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
Hydrocephalus, optic nerve atrophy, Congenital hydrocephalus – VPS. Horizontal nystagmus. Atrophy of the visual nerve. Moderate muscle hypotonia. Mild mental delay. Delay in the neuro-psychological development.
Listed: Oct 2017
*** I am eligible for a $2,000 Grant! ***
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Evan is interested in what is happening around him. He turns his head in the direction of sound. When spoken to, he listens but does not fix his stare or follow bright objects with his eyes. He is attentive when playing with a musical toy or bright object. He does not imitate actions with objects.

Evan can turn from his back to his belly and vice versa, stand up, and reach for a toy that is attached to his bed or given by an adult. He catches the toy after chaotic movements of his hands while trying to coordinate them. He sometimes can place the toy from one hand in the other by himself but sometimes he needs help from an adult. His left hand is no longer in a fist and there are longer periods of time when his fingers are spread out.

When communicating with an adult, Evan reaches out and touches his/her face and smiles. He is not aggressive but when he wants to be left alone, he will bite his hand. When provoked, he can imitate syllables but cannot gesture or mimic. Evan does not react when called by name and does not give a toy when asked. Evan is entirely dependent on the staff but will reach toward his food when being fed. More information, pictures and videos are available from his agency!

Anthony #

Boy, Age: 6
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
Neonatal, cerebral schemia; hydrocephalus; ventriculoperitoneal shunt
Listed: Mar 2017
*** I am eligible for a $2,000 Grant! ***
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Anthony is an adorable, sweet 1 year old! 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: 13
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
postoperative hydrocephalus, postoperative meningocele (spina bifida), optic nerve atrophy, Cerebral palsy
Listed: Jan 2013
**** I am eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant ****
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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: 12
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: 6
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
premature infant with very low birth weight, hydrocephalus (post-op shunt)
Listed: Aug 2019
$31.00
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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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: 8
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus, Spina bifida
Spina Bifida, Hydrocephalus
Listed: Nov 2019
$33.00
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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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: 10
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: 9
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
Hydrocephalus, bilateral blindness, developmental delays
Listed: Nov 2014
$1,118.80
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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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: 12
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: 13
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: 8
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
hydrocephalus (post-op)
Listed: Aug 2015
$145.00
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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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: 8
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
hydrocephalus, partial hearing loss
Listed: Feb 2015
$45.00
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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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: 9
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
hydrocephalus-shunt placed; delays in development
Listed: Jan 2021
*** I am eligible for a $2,000 Grant! ***
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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: 12
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
**** I am eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant ****
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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: 8
Country Code: LA-4
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
Listed: Aug 2019
$1,500.60
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!
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!

Vivian

Girl, Age: 6
Country Code: Africa-1
Region: Africa
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
Hydrocephalus, Epilepsy, Blind, Amputated Right Wrist
Listed: Jul 2020
$1,074.50
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!
Vivian is a gorgeous, joyful girl. Though she had a difficult start in life, she is an absolute fighter and has already come so far! She appears to have had a traumatic brain injury (TBI) at birth which has led to her disability. She also has cerebral palsy that affects all 4 limbs and uses a wheelchair. In her physical therapy she is working to keep her range of motion and improve her head control. Vivian appears to have both hearing and vision loss, although she responds to light and dark, and loves it when you open the curtains and turn on the lights to greet her in the morning. Her right hand was amputated as a baby, but she makes great use of her left hand, and enjoys holding hands/fingers and grabbing her favorite blanket and toys. Vivian is fed by a G-tube, but also enjoys occasional oral feeding for a tasty smoothie (not too cold please!) or a hot chocolate treat. Although she takes daily medicines to manage her epilepsy, Vivian is generally a very stable little girl and her epilepsy is well controlled.

As a result of her vision impairment and TBI, Vivian sleeps more than might be expected for a girl her age. For instance, after enjoying her breakfast Vivian often falls asleep until around lunch time when she wakes up for food and is then ready to enjoy an afternoon of activities (snuggles and playtime!) before falling asleep just after dinner with a bedtime story/cuddle. Once she gets to know her caregivers, Vivian learns the feeling of her favorite people (she identifies them by the feel of their bracelet, hair, or other identifying features) and responds happily when she knows they are with her!

Although Vivian is non-verbal she does express herself by facial expressions and vocalizing in response to what is going on or to get your attention. For instance, she loves being bounced around and will respond with her mouth wide open and a joyful noise. Once you get to know Vivian you will be better at recognizing how she communicates. She might let out a little noise, give you a sassy side eye, or open her mouth wide to let you know exactly how she feels. In the mornings she is normally very excited to see her people, and gives a big smile and an open mouth when you wake her up! Caregivers use objects of reference to let Vivian know what’s going to happen next, but our prayer for Vivian is that she and her caregivers will be able to find a comprehensive communication system that enables her to express her thoughts and opinions with the world.

Vivian has a gentle and lovely personality which you will quickly come to cherish. Some of the things that make her the happiest are picnics outside under the trees, walks, bubble baths, and snuggles on the couch. She is most at peace when she is close to the people she loves. With the right care and support, Vivian is capable of making beautiful progress in life. She is a treasure to have around and would absolutely love to join a forever family!

Oscar

Boy, Age: 14
Country Code: Africa-1
Region: Africa
Epilepsy, Hydrocephalus, Cerebral Palsy
Listed: Jul 2020
$305.50
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!
Oscar is a very lovable boy with a sweet personality. He is very outgoing and playful and is always happy and bobbing his head to music when it is played. He enjoys playing with his caretakers and loves attending school. Oscar can sit upright independently for an extended period of time and can even walk with the assistance of someone to steady him. He is generally weaker on his left side but is working with a therapist to strengthen his fine motor skills and is developing and growing very well.

Update early 2021:  Oscar was brought to the children’s home when he was 8 years old after it was discovered he was being abused by his father. Over the last four years he has made enormous gains in many areas. Oscar has the widest smile in the world. He’s always on the move and is able to get around extremely well despite the Cerebral Palsy that affects his right side. Independently he scoots around using his strong side. In therapy he works with a walker and enjoys walking with the support of caregivers. Oscar is also diagnosed with Hydrocephalus that is controlled with a shunt. He needs assistance in most daily cares but is able to eat independently. Oscar’s favorite activities are sensory-based, and he loves to make a mess! Oscar is learning to communicate with a picture system but will also let you know how he feels with his sounds and facial expressions. This beautiful boy enjoys playing with toys and being tickled by caregivers. He is often able to figure out how to make different toys work and is always happy to listen to music. He brings great joy to the home and loves to be in the middle of whatever is going on. A consistent, loving forever family would allow Oscar to continue growing and learning, leading him to a life full of potential.