Anna

Girl, Age: 12
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
Internal hydrocephalus (operated), spastic tetraparesis with movement disorders, open oval window, development delays
Listed: Oct 2015
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This little girl is wonderful! I have never met a child with so much personality and spunk. She absolutely loves people and she is so desperate for attention. I held her for most of our visitation time one day. If I tried to put her down she demanded that I pick her up again and then she would kiss all over me. She just wanted someone to be near her. Everyday when my husband would walk through the playground gates she would get a stern look on her face and point at him and then motion for him to come to her… NOW.  She would smile from ear to ear when he acknowledged her. You can not help but laugh when you are with her. Even the cold and distant nannies couldn’t keep a solemn expression on their faces when we interacted with her.

She is in need of urgent dental care! I have never seen such decayed teeth before. I am not sure why her mouth is so much worse than all the other children but her mouth is really concerning. She can stand on her own but struggles to lift and bend her legs when she is bearing weight on them. She has a little walker that she does wonderful with. She can walk along a bench by holding on to it but we never saw her walk independently. From what I could tell she does not have any limitations of her upper body.

We never witnessed her show any aggression towards any of the children. When I would sit on the bench holding my daughter she would try to climb in my lap as well, but she never tried to harm my daughter or push her out of the way. She is very hungry for attention and for the love of a family. She would make a wonderful daughter and I am sure she would provide you with a life time of laughter.

This child has significant facial features of FAS (fetal alcohol syndrome).  This is a cautionary disclosure only.  Families should research the varying impacts of this condition.

Nadine

Girl, Age: 11
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Global developmental delays
Moderate mental delay; congenital brain malformation; ventriculomegalia; crossed eyes
Listed: Apr 2015
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Nadine was recently relisted (March 2021)

Connor #

Boy, Age: 10
Primary Diagnosis: Genetic Condition (non-DS)
Listed: Sep 2015
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Severely impaired condition, polymalformative syndrome: Dandy-Walker syndrome, epilepsy, congenital hydrocephalus-ventriculoperitoneal shunt installed, dysfunction of the valve with a neuroinfection and a surgical treatment and revision of the valve system in the spring of 2015; anal atresia, sigmostoma and sagittal proctoplasty; mylticystic right kidney, kidney dysplasia, pyelectasis and hypertrophy of the left kidney, severe mental delay.

Connor is being raised in one of the biggest orphanages in Bulgaria where children often suffer from severe malnutrition, muscle hypotrophy and have severe delays in the neuropsychological development. He has a polymalformative syndrome, but one could see a dramatic change in his appearance in just two pictures- the first one taken in the end of November 2014 and the second one in June 2015.

He grabs a toy that is handed to him, holds it for a while and manipulates with it. He has started to more and more often reach with his hands and manipulate with hanging toys independently.

While involved in active interactions with adults, he would make his emotional responses known with his nonverbal behavior. He seeks contact with familiar adults by reaching out his hand, grabbing an adult’s hand and he would even sometimes direct an adult’s hand towards his face so as to be caressed.

He falls asleep easily and his sleep is calm. He is fed with a bottle. He gets anxious while his clothes are changed and while bathed.

Kaden

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

Girl, Age: 13
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Epilepsy/ seizure disorder
Congenital cytomegalovirus infection, Profound mental delays, Other paralytic syndromes (CP), epilepsy, Microcephaly, Coloboma of optic disc
Listed: Aug 2012
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Sweet love needs a family, or she’s destined to a life lying in a crib. She has a host of needs; a family will need to be well prepared — but she deserves the chance to bloom!

She has been transferred and is not in the baby home anymore.

Xander

Boy, Age: 13
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Epilepsy/ seizure disorder
He has epilepsy; moderate mental retardation; convergent concomitant strabismus
Listed: Jul 2015
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He was placed into institution this July 2015 (transferred from a different orphanage). He cannot concentrate his attention; he understands speech addressed to him but keeps doing what he wants to; a kind of “runner”.

Wylie

Boy, Age: 12
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
hydrocephaly, epysyndrom, spastic tetraparesis, congenital defect of brain development
Listed: Aug 2013
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Wylie has a handsome boy who is facing transfer soon.

From a family who visited him in 2015: He is calm when being walked around but becomes over stimulated easily. He is getting close to being transferred and this will be terrible for him. In the baby house the caregivers have more time to spend with him. In an institution I can see him just being constantly sedated… This handsome little guy needs out now!

From a family who met him in 2014:  Wylie is a sweet boy, and obviously loved by the nannies. They often stooped down to talk to him, and walked hand in hand with him. He walked constantly, clapping his hands and smiling. He exhibited what I would describe as autistic tendencies. I don’t recall ever hearing him speak. One day he wondered out of his groupa (apparently the door wasn’t latched) into the common area we were visiting out son in. My husband took his hand and led him back. He has a special place in our hearts and we pray someone will see him and choose him. I would be glad to talk to anyone interested. He is precious. He’s at a great baby house, that is very pro-adoption, and in a faster region than most.

*** This child has significant facial features of FAS (fetal alcohol syndrome). This is a cautionary disclosure to better prepare our potential adoptive families. Families considering this child should research and be prepared for the challenges that can come with this condition. You can learn more about FAS here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fetal_alcohol_syndrome and post to our Facebook group to ask other adoptive parents about the challenges and blessings of children with FAS. ***

Wilson

Boy, Age: 12
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
Muscular Dystrophy
Listed: Mar 2019
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Updated pic 2019; Wilson has lost the ability to stand and walk.

Wilson is a sweet, happy, playful boy. He is great with little kids and bigger kids. He loves to play legos, color, watch tv, go to the beach and just be with those who care for him. He spent one summer and winter break with a host family, he bonded well with them. He is affectionate and makes good eye contact.

He has a progressive form of Muscular Dystrophy. He can no longer stand, walk or crawl. He can still sit upright by himself. He does require help dressing, bathing and some help with eating. He is toilet trained but needs help to get to the toilet. He longs to belong and be given love and attention. He adapts well to new adventures, people and places. He will be a blessing to any family.

Wendy

Girl, Age: 14
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Blind / VI, Cerebral palsy
Cerebral palsy, and completely blind, with congenital cataracts in both eyes, optic sub-atrophy, and microcephaly
Listed: Jun 2010
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Wendy has waited TOO LONG for a family! She’s already been listed and waiting for years. She only has until she turns 16 to be adopted.

Would any family take a leap of blind faith to save her? She will remain bedridden the rest of her short life if not. A potential adoptive family needs to be prepared for the effects of years of institutionalization.

Wendy is a beautiful girl with sandy blonde hair and blue eyes. She was born quite premature (not sure which gestational week, but it is listed as “4th stage”).

Wesley

Boy, Age: 13
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
internal hydrocephalus, multi cystic encephalomalacia, convulsive disorder, hernia, secondary cardiomyopathy, patent foramen ovale, anomalous chord of the left heart ventricle, secondary optic atrophy
Listed: Aug 2010
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Walter

Boy, Age: 11
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Spastic parenteral paralysis; double hemiplegia; pseudobulbar syndrome; epileptic syndrome; severe mental delays; right loxia; hip dysplasia
Listed: Apr 2015
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Virgil

Boy, Age: 15
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
Congenital cerebral hernia, hydrocephalus, flail legs, slight mental delay, equinovarus, adenoid vegetations of I stage, paralytic strabismus, slight astigmatism, anemia, TB-infection, congenital heart disease (open oval window), diffuse goiter of I stage
Listed: Aug 2013
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This lovely boy has a long list of diagnoses, but SO much potential for growth in a loving family!

Vera

Girl, Age: 14
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
Birth anomaly brain development, microcephaly with tetraparesis, convulsive syndrome. Mental delays. Convergent squint. Partial optic atrophy. Umbilical hernia.
Listed: Oct 2012
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Oh sweet Vera! She spends much of her day in the crib and she needs stimulation!! She is living on borrowed time. She has tremendous potential for improvement if only she is given the chance. She will require medical attention and families should expect at the very least physical therapy.

Update June 2013: Vera is doing well! She looks good — but she still spends too much time in her crib. Vera needs a family!

Valery

Girl, Age: 14
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
CP and spina bifida. She has significant strabismus and “progressive hydrocephaly”
Listed: Jun 2010
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Valery was born with CP and spina bifida. She has significant strabismus and “progressive hydrocephaly”. She is not able to walk, and is significantly delayed in all aspects. But she is still beautiful and deserving and can truly thrive in a loving family, with access to adequate medical care and nutrition. Valery will remain bedridden for life, and will likely not survive the transfer to the institution. Won’t someone consider being her “forever family”?

Tyrese

Boy, Age: 11
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: HIV or Hep
HIV; Disorder of brain; Divergent concomitant strabismus; Atopic dermatitis; Umbilical hernia
Listed: Jun 2015
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He has 3 older half-siblings, it is believed they live with family or a foster family at this time.

This child shows significant facial features of FAS (fetal alcohol syndrome). This is not a diagnosis, but a cautionary disclosure.

Travis

Boy, Age: 14
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
congenital defects of the Central Nervous System (CNS)
Listed: May 2011
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From a family who met him in 2012: When I saw Travis my heart completely broke. I remembered his picture where he was sitting up, and it was obvious that in the time since that picture was taken his health and any ability he once had had deteriorated. He laid nearly lifeless, covered with blankets (mind you it is very hot in the room). I only have the one picture of him because his position never changed. He rarely moved and seemed to be asleep all the time. The only time I ever saw him move he just rocking his head from side to side very slowly as he grinded his teeth…and grinded…and grinded. My instant feeling was that Travis had given up on life, and it breaks my heart.

Every time I saw him there was vomit on the blanket next to his mouth. I suspect it is due to improper feeding. Like Janna, Travis is living at the orphanage on borrowed time.

Please friends, let’s not let Travis give up on life. I don’t know what his future ability would be in a family but even if it never changed isn’t he deserving of the love of a family? Please…someone…rescue Travis.

Update March 2014: He is not doing well. He appeared very drugged. He just rocked his head back and forth and ground his teeth. He occasionally would moan and he was salivating a lot and drooling on himself. He did not respond to me when I approached at all, he just kept rocking his head back and forth…which is why the picture is a little blurry…he never stopped.

Todd

Boy, Age: 10
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Blind / VI
Listed: Jul 2012
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Todd is such a handsome fellow! All we know is that he is listed as “blind” — not sure if he has any vision at all.

Thomas

Boy, Age: 13
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
congenital anomaly of the brain, internal hydrocephalus, spastic tetraparesis, convergent strabismus.
Listed: Sep 2010
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Does not speak, but smiles a lot.

Tessa (Lora)

Girl, Age: 12
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Epilepsy/ seizure disorder
Mental delay, rickets, strabismus (crossed eyes), epilepsy, and a speech delay
Listed: Sep 2011
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What a little doll Tessa is! She really needs a family — she has a whole host of medical issues.

Mental delay, rickets, strabismus (crossed eyes), epilepsy, and a speech delay. She does not talk at all. She prefers to be alone. Some of her behaviors remind autism but she was not diagnosed with it. Her epilepsy is well controlled by medications. It has been suggested that Tessa may have Angelman Syndrome, but this is not confirmed. She is able to stand and walk independently. She does not have a diagnosis of CP but she walks unsteadily. She was previously diagnosed with microcephaly.

She deserves a loving family and a chance to reach her potential, not to be hidden away in a mental institution.

Steven

Boy, Age: 13
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Epilepsy/ seizure disorder
brain malformation (agenesia of the left part of ventricular system of the brain callosum hypogenesia liquor cyst of medial parts of left temporal and parietal lobe), congenital anhidrotic ectodermal dysplasia epileptic syndrome, severe mental delays; nystagmus
Listed: Jul 2016
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New pic January 2017. Steven needs out right now. He urgently needs medical care, nutrition, and a family who loves him.

Stephen

Boy, Age: 15
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
Minimal brain dysfunction, pyramid insufficiency, secondary cardiomyopathy, anomalous chord of the left heart ventricle, hypermobility of hip joints, concomitant alternating convergent squint.
Listed: Mar 2014
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From a family who met him in late 2013:
Stephen was in Riley’s groupa. We saw him a lot during our 7 weeks of visits. He stood out because he’s 7 yo and taller than the other kids in his groupa of mostly 4-5 yo’s. He is a SWEET, sweet boy. He has a great smile with dimples. He’s not overly active (not hyper). Very obedient/cooperative and follows instructions and the flow of the groupa well. An easy going kiddo. He doesn’t seem to have very significant needs. He functions very “typically”, maybe just mild delays. One thing I’ll never forget about Stephen… one time when we were invited to watch a performance the kids were putting on, we were one of the only people in the audience. He stood there, singing and doing the body motions to the production just as well as could be. He kept looking right at my husband and I like he was performing just for us. He just seemed to love having someone be there for him and encourage him, and nod and smile and let him know he was doing a good job. He was working so hard to do his best and he did so well! It was sweet and sad all at the same time….knowing we weren’t his mama and papa and he didn’t have anyone there to give him that recognition forever, that he so appreciated. He would make such a delightful son! We would have brought him home too but were only homestudy approved for one boy. He’s in a good orphanage that provides good care and services. But who knows where he’ll be transferred to when they no longer have space for him (he’s already over age.) I have pictures and video of him. Such a kind, happy little boy….he needs a family!!!

Stefan

Boy, Age: 12
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
parasomnia, severe mental delays, Other atopic dermatitis, Astigmatism
Listed: May 2015
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He needs a family asap! He requires much time and energy from the adopting family. He is a kind of enervative, cranky and rickety, he likes to be held in arms, he often cries.

This child shows significant facial features of FAS (fetal alcohol syndrome). Please research and prepare yourself for the challenges of children with this condition.

Stacie

Girl, Age: 10
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
other disorders of the nervous system; atypical autism; Melanocytic naevi of lower limb, including hip; myopia; Abnormal results of cardiovascular function studies
Listed: Aug 2016
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So sweet!!

Stanley

Boy, Age: 12
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
Spastic tetraplegia; Severe intellectual disabilities; Undescended testicle, unspecified, bilateral; Scoliosis; Astigmatism; Optic atrophy
Listed: Nov 2015
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Sweet boy needs out of his crib!

Simeon

Boy, Age: 13
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Significantly delayed; Cerebral palsy
Listed: Feb 2011
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New pic Jan 2017.

Simeon is a beautiful Roma child with dark hair and big brown eyes. He is significantly delayed, and diagnosed with cerebral palsy. We are trying to get more information on his social history. Simeon is a fraternal twin, whose sister has already been adopted.

Simeon is described as mostly non-verbal, and is not able to walk on his own. There just seems to be so much potential for him in a family environment. He is already an outcast because of his darker skin and will be left institutionalized – and likely bedridden — if not adopted.

From a family who visited with him in 2011: Simeon is barely responsive to stimuli, but I believe that could change if he received regular, loving attention. I didn’t observe any of the orphanage workers spending much time interacting with him. There were times that I was able to get him to smile and grip my hand. After a few days, he was even able to clap! But most of the time he is staring off in any direction and seems completely unable to control most of his movements. He was always either lying down or propped up in a sitting position. I never heard him speak. I also never heard him cry or fuss. Overall, a very calm child.

Simeon’s sister Charlotte has aged out, and is not longer available for adoption.

Shawn

Boy, Age: 10
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
disorder of the brain; unstable hip; atrial septal defect; Abnormal results of cardiovascular function studies; d50 anemia
Listed: Aug 2016
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Shaw

Boy, Age: 13
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Cerebral palsy; Spastic lower Paraparesis
Listed: Jan 2018
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From a family who met him Nov 2018: Shaw is a very loving boy who desperately wants a family. He hugged us repeatedly asking, “Mama, America? Papa, America?”

He speaks well, enjoys painting, and can walk with some need for support. He sweetly pushes his friend’s wheelchair and it offers stability for him and assistance for his friend. He’s been raised amongst boys much older than him and has picked up swear words but truly is a beautiful soul. He became jealous of our attention when we were talking with his younger roommate and he bit him. The facilitator would like us to note that he has a family history of mental illness and that his family should consider this in their decision. We are head over heals for this boy and honestly would have brought him home without hesitation were we approved for another adoption. Every adoptive family would be wise to consider trauma-informed parenting and to anticipate both aggression and mental illness. Please, consider whether you could be Shaw’s mama and papa.

He is so sweet, but can be a kind of “difficult” – strong-willing and stubborn. He is a smart boy. He wants to be adopted and asks to find a family for him. At the same time he will choose if he likes a family. I would recommend him to a family with older children – older than him, to show a way to behave. He may be very helpful and careful. I often can see him helping other kids with worse disabilities as he has. But he can lose his temper fast. He has mental delays. His biological mother is qualified as mentally disabled due to her schizophrenia.

Shadrach

Boy, Age: 11
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Epilepsy/ seizure disorder
Microcephaly, spastic tetraparesis, epileptic syndrome with frequent seizures, chronic subdural hematoma
Listed: Apr 2013
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New photo January 2017.

2013: This sweet little tyke needs a family to love an care for him — he’s said to have frequent seizures, so a neurologist should be overseeing his care and medications.

Seth

Boy, Age: 11
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Craniofacial disorder
Other congenital, malformations of brain; Disorder of brain, unspecified; Cleft hard and soft palate with bilateral cleft lip; Congenital heart defect: Atrial septal defect; anemia
Listed: Mar 2016
Although there are no official holds in this country, this child has a hopeful family who has a completed homestudy.
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Update from a family who hosted him: If there is ever a boy who is destined to be someone’s son, it is Seth. Hosted in December 2019/January 2020, he truly showed what an amazing and sweet kid he is. Seth longs for a family of his own, a mom to hold hands with and hug, a dad to share a snuggle with and a laugh. He was one of five kids during a Christmas hosting, and he did fantastic even with the chaos.

Seth does have additional needs. His Cleft Palate has been repaired at some point, and we had no issues regarding his cleft palate during his month with us. When adopted, he will need some speech therapy. But that does not stop him from communicating!!! He can speak some English, and LOVES learning more English! Every day during hosting, he would sit down and do English lessons, and openly try to engage in English discussion. However, when nervous, Seth has a slight stutter. He is proficient at using a translation service like google, and his favorite thing to write was: I love you mom.

Seth is a funny kid, and has a great sense of humor. We would openly joke for Christmas all he was getting was underwear (he wanted a digital watch)…and it was an ongoing joke with him all hosting. He also loves all other boy things: legos, playing games on the tablet, and going for walks to the playground. He hesitates to try new things, but once encouraged…he was unstoppable! He loves the trampoline park and bowling. His favorite food is pizza. He also can eat applesauce by the jar full, as well as crackers.

Seth is a big helper, and really loves to try to please. We do not require our host children to assist with lots of chores, but every day he would find the broom, or mop, or vacuum and he’d busy himself. All he wanted in return was praise and a hug. Seth was really open with affection, and loved to hold hands, be rocked, he loved bedtime stories, hugs and kisses, and would love to show off his video games. He related well to anyone in his host family, but did struggle with meeting strangers. He did warm up to people once he realized they were family friends. He would comply with just about any request (not so much on eating vegetables, but everything else), and was very appropriate with his interactions with his host family. We had no major behavior issues during his month-long hosting.

Seth bonds well with family. He longs for a connection. He is meant to be someone’s son. His ideal family would be aware of cognitive delays associated with FAS, and be trauma informed with an understanding of institutional life. He has spent a large portion of his life in an orphanage. His orphanage director is very eager to find Seth a forever family, and very supportive of his future.

While in America, we asked Seth his birthday for paperwork we were completing for the trampoline park, and he has no idea when his birthday was. He said no one had ever celebrated him. A few days later, all the host families came together for a birthday celebration for Seth. He was so pleased to have his very own cupcakes, and grinned all evening as we looked at pictures. On departure day, he was very very sweet and cried a lot as he boarded the plane. He’s still very young, he needs family to watch out for him, to teach him, and to love him for the amazing little boy he is. Seth is very capable of learning, his behavior issues were very minor, he has the worlds best smile, and a heart of gold. Seth would thrive in a family where a mom and dad could love him.

Sergey

Boy, Age: 15
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Epilepsy/ seizure disorder
congenital brain anomaly, spastic tetraparesis, simptomatic epilepsy, generalized tonic clonic seizures, cryptorchidism, adenoid vegetation, bending-movable contractures of the hip joints, deficiency anemia, mental delay
Listed: Jun 2010
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Sergey needs a loving family who can help him achieve his full potential. He is destined to be bedridden for his very short life if he is not adopted. he is able to sit on his own and does his best to get around. He is significantly delayed and really needs a family!

 

Sandy

Girl, Age: 15
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
Mild to moderate delays, FAS
Listed: Oct 2012
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This child shows significant facial features of FAS (fetal alcohol syndrome). Please research this condition so you are best prepared to help her thrive at home! Won’t she be beautiful with long hair?

New pic January 2017!

Samantha and Kristina

Sibling Group
Ages: 15, 16
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
Samantha (the oldest), on the right: Microcephaly, mental delays, crossed eyes, physically capable, friendly and affectionate girl, will do well in family environment. High likelihood of fetal alcohol syndrome.

Kristina, on the left: Microcephaly, Moderate intellectual disabilities, ADHD (hyperactive), Esotropia, Hypermetropia, Cardiomyopathy (unspecified), Scoliosis

Listed: Aug 2010
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These girls will age out soon!  An I600a MUST be filed by 11/27/2021!

Samantha (the oldest), on the right:     Microcephaly, mental delays, crossed eyes, physically capable, friendly and affectionate girl, will do well in family environment.  High likelihood of fetal alcohol syndrome.

Kristina, on the left:  Microcephaly, Moderate intellectual disabilities, ADHD (hyperactive), Esotropia, Hypermetropia, Cardiomyopathy (unspecified), Scoliosis

Kristina is cognitively delayed, physically capable, helpful, friendly, likes to play, good girl.

The girls are NOT in the same orphanage, but are in the same region and need to be adopted together.

Rylan

Boy, Age: 12
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
microcephaly with internal hydrocephalus, hyperkinetic behavioral disorder (ADHD), mental delays
Listed: Aug 2013
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Rylan has been transferred.

*** This child has significant facial features of FAS (fetal alcohol syndrome). This is a cautionary disclosure to better prepare our potential adoptive families. Families considering this child should research the challenges that can come with this condition. ***

Ryker

Boy, Age: 12
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
Childhood autism, Drug-induced tics, Mixed specific developmental disorders, respiratory issues, Other alopecia areata, Umbilical hernia, enuresis
Listed: May 2015
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Not communicative with children, better with adults, but very “selective” communication – he choses whom he likes and then he may talk to this person and he may absolutely ignore people whom he dislike.

Not much smiling. He speaks.

He is visited by his grandmother but she does not take him home.

Russ

Boy, Age: 15
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
goloproentsephaliy
Listed: May 2011
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Russ’s profile says “goloproentsephaliy” which is unclear, other than there’s some condition with his brain. It’s unclear if it’s a physical or mental condition.  It has been suggested that his ‘goloproentsephaliy’ may actually be holoprosencephaly.

An adoption would have to begin before August 2021!

Roland

Boy, Age: 12
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Epilepsy/ seizure disorder
After-effects of neuroinfection, spastic tetraparesis with severe movement disorders G 09, symptomatic focal epilepsy with secondary generalized seizures, medicamental remission G 40.2, mental delays, partial atrophy of optic nerves.
Listed: Apr 2013
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Roger

Boy, Age: 14
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
many facial features of FAS (fetal alcohol syndrome); “childhood autism”; encephalopathy (unspecified disease of the brain); moderate mental delays; Convergent concomitant strabismus (crossing eyes) and hypermetropia (far-sighted); and is said to be anemic.
Listed: Oct 2011
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Roger is a handsome young man; he has many facial features of FAS (fetal alcohol syndrome). This dear boy is listed as having “childhood autism” — if it is truly autism or autistic behaviors due to orphanage life and his other special needs, we really don’t know.

He is said to have encephalopathy (unspecified disease of the brain), Childhood autism, and moderate mental delays.

He also has vision problems: Convergent concomitant strabismus (crossing eyes) and hypermetropia (far-sighted); and is said to be anemic.

Robyn

Girl, Age: 11
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
Congenital malformations of corpus callosum, Quadriplegia, Unspecified intellectual disabilities, Congenital deformity of feet, unspecified Myopia; Alternating esotropia
Listed: Oct 2015
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Robyn has a brother who has already been adopted.

Rhonda

Girl, Age: 10
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
Kidneys dysplasia, chronic pyelonephritis, partial atrophy of optic nerves, secondary cardiomyopathy, crossed eyes, after-effects of brain injury.
Listed: Apr 2015
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You can see a marked difference in Rhonda from her time at the baby house, and now at the institution. It is heart-wrenching for us here at Reece’s Rainbow to witness this neglect. Please share Rhonda so we can find a family for her quickly.

Regina

Girl, Age: 13
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Genetic Condition (non-DS)
Aperts syndrome
Listed: Aug 2017
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Regina’s Apert’s syndrome does not prevent this curly-haired little girl from playing, learning, and living an active life! Regina is an intelligent and imaginative child who enjoys dolls, swings, slides – and watermelon! Could she be your daughter?

Regina needs corrective surgery for her hands, feet, and face, to help her be all she can be. A loving family would give Regina a future outside of a bleak institution.

Many additional pictures and videos of Regina are available upon inquiry.

Quinn

Boy, Age: 13
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
Congenital hydrocephalus; Coloboma of optic disc; Other paralytic syndromes (CP); Disorder of brain, unspecified; Dislocation of shoulder joint; Atrioventricular block, first degree
Listed: Jun 2012
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From a missionary who knows him: I loved this boy. He really enjoyed attention and affection. He just giggled and giggled. He liked getting high fives and having his belly and head rubbed. Even when I walked to the other side of the room he was still giggling and waving. He has so much joy for someone stuck in a crib all day. He needs a family to reach his potential!

Preston

Boy, Age: 14
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Cerebral palsy
After-effects of inflammatory diseases of the central nervous system; optic nerve atrophy; conductive and neurosensorial hearing loss; atopic dermatitis; cryptorchidsm; severe mental delay
Listed: Sep 2010
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Preston will be institutionalized and remain bedridden for life…he needs a family! He has been waiting far too long!

Presley

Boy, Age: 13
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
Past leukemia, delay of psychological and motor development, skull deformation (almost flat on the back), congenital isotropy of both eyes (crossed eyes)
Listed: Feb 2011
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What a CUTIE! Presley is a sweet boy with blonde hair and bright blue eyes. He is a very happy and affectionate child. Presley will benefit so greatly from having a loving family! More photos available.

Updated Nov 2013: He is a very sweet child. Seemed to listen to instructions well. Participated in group activities (like dance and singing). Longing for attention, affection, and stimulation. He does not currently have leukemia; but he has mental delays, and his head is very flat.

Porter

Boy, Age: 15
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: HIV or Hep
Severe cognitive delay, HIV, congenital heart disease; HIV stage 3, without immunosuppression, delay of psychomotor and speech development, bacillosis
Listed: Jan 2013
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Piper

Girl, Age: 13
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
Hydrocephalus, spastic tetraparesis, epilepsy, adenoid vegetation, congenital partial atrophy of optic discs, recrudescent bronchitis in remission
Congenital heart disease (ASD), secondary cardiopathy.
Listed: Apr 2013
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Piper dear, where is your mama? Sweet girl has a lot of needs; a family could drastically change her life — otherwise, she is one who could be destined to spend her life in a laying down room.

Penn

Boy, Age: 10
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Spina bifida
Spina bifida (congenital malformation of the central nervous system, spina bifida of lower thoracic spine and upper lumbar spine) lower paraplegia, pelvic organs dysfunction, hydrocephalus
Listed: Jan 2013
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Patrick

Boy, Age: 11
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: HIV or Hep
HIV, cardiomyopathy, inguinal hernia, rickets, other congenital valgus deformity of the feet, anemia, disorder of the brain

Diagnoses are outdated, from when he was a baby; so many things could have gone except for HIV.

Listed: Apr 2015
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Otto

Boy, Age: 13
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
Mental delays with autistic features; Other and unspecified speech disturbances; Dysarthria and anarthria; Bacterial pneumonia, unspecified; Other diseases of biliary tract. Significant facial features of FAS (fetal alcohol syndrome).
Listed: Jun 2016
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Update June 2016: He is non-verbal and was in a laying room most of the time, but last summer he went to camp and spent 10 days free. He apparently came alive at camp. He’s a sweet sweet little guy. He was walking and interacting at camp. His diagnosis is autism/speech issues and mental delay.

He has been transferred to the adult mental institution. He needs out NOW.

Oscar

Boy, Age: 11
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: HIV or Hep
HIV; other disorders of the nervous system; other disorder of psychological developement; chronic atticoantral suppurative otitis media
Listed: Nov 2016
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He also has a brother born in 2007