Elias

Boy, Age: 11
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
inflammatory diseases of central nervous system; Congenital hydrocephalus; Other disorders of optic [2nd] nerve and visual pathways; Carrier of viral hepatitis B
Listed: Jun 2012
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Donnie

Boy, Age: 10
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
Congenital malformations of corpus callosum; Other reduction deformities of brain; Congenital hydrocephalus; Cerebral palsy; Atrial septal defect; Congenital deformity of hip, unspecified; Convergent concomitant strabismus; Other disorders of optic disc
Listed: Apr 2016
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Donna

Girl, Age: 11
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.

Dewey

Boy, Age: 10
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
Hydrocephaly, congenital heart defect (operated)
Listed: Oct 2015
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Desi

Boy, Age: 5
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
Congenital hydrocephaly, (subcompensated); atonic-astatic syndrome; umbilical hernia; inguinal hernia; mild myopia; average hypermetropia; astigmatism; heart murmur
Listed: Dec 2017
$263.30
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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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
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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!

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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!

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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
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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
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Mila #

Girl, Age: 6
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.

Evan #

Boy, Age: 7
Congenital hydrocephalus (Condition after placement of a ventricular peritoneal shunt); Congenital malformation of the brain-perencephalic cyst on the right and cerebral atrophy in the right parietal. Infantile cerebral palsy – sparing hemiplegia. Moderate retardation in neuropsychological development. Condition after surgery for non-traumatic subdural hematoma. Atrophy of the optic nerve. Amaurosis Accidental heart murmur.
Listed: Oct 2017
$160.00
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $160.00 from MACC donations!

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Evan had a shunt placed due to hydrocephalus when he was 17 days old. The shunt was replaced when he was a year old. Despite living in an orphanage his entire life, Evan is making progress with his physical and mental development. When a team member visited his orphanage, the staff introduced them to Evan as the “staff favorite” and asked them to try to find him a family. Evan has a diagnosed vision impairement, but observations from the staff and team member who visited are that Evan DOES have vision. Due to finances and a lack of staff, Evan has not been taken for a comprehensive eye exam (it requires traveling to another city). Videos from November 2022 (and past videos) show that Evan does appear to have some vision, though the exact severity of his vision loss is not known.

Evan speaks clearly and uses multi-word sentences. He knows the names of all the staff members and their work schedules. He communicates freely, carrying on a full conversation, asking and answering questions and expressing his wants/needs. He can name colors, basic shapes, count to 10, recite poems and identify the names of objects in photos. He understands cause and effect. He understands spacial concepts such as up/down, in/out, around/beside. He seeks out interactions with others. He actively participates in educational activities. His motor skills are impacted. He crawls to get from place to place. He can take steps holding the hands of an adult. His left side appears to be weaker than the right. He can feed himself and washes his own hands. He told the team member that visited him that his wish is to have a new carpet in the room where he plays to crawl around on. He was told to wish for it in his letter to Santa and he did.

Anthony #

Boy, Age: 7
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
Neonatal, cerebral schemia; hydrocephalus; ventriculoperitoneal shunt
Listed: Mar 2017
$35.00
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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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
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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: 13
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: 9
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: 11
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: 10
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: 13
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: 14
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus, Thalassemia
Dandy-Walker syndrome, hydrocephalus, Thalassemia, speech delays
Listed: Jan 2013
**** I am eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant ****
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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: 10
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
hydrocephalus-shunt placed; delays in development
Listed: Jan 2021
*** I am eligible for a $2,000 Grant! ***
This grant is offered by Reece’s Rainbow, for children in this specific country. Grant funds are dependent on available funding. For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***
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: 9
Country Code: LA-4
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
Listed: Aug 2019
$2,127.60
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $100.00 from MACC donations!

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
$1,227.20
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $152.70 from MACC donations!

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!
This update and new photos were added in October 2022.

Vivian is a beautiful girl who has been living at her children’s home since she was an infant. She has multiple disabilities including a Traumatic Brain Injury, Cerebral Palsy, and Epilepsy. It’s believed that Vivian has some level of both a hearing and vision impairment, although her caretakers are not sure of a specific diagnosis. Vivian also had her right hand amputated as a baby and uses a g-tube to eat. Despite all this Vivian is a happy, lovable girl who continues to make daily progress towards understanding her world and communicating with those around her.

Vivian spends most of her days sleeping. But when she’s awake she will use facial expressions and verbal sounds to indicate her feelings towards something. She enjoys soft and warm textures, music, and being snuggled by her favorite people. She enjoys getting out of her wheelchair and stretching out on the couch. Vivian is the sweetest, most content girl, and a family would be lucky to call her a daughter. She would bring a sense of peace and joy into any household, and find so much safety in having a family of her own.