Julianna

Girl, Age: 12
Country Code: EE-2
Primary Diagnosis: Spina bifida
Shunt,
Listed: Sep 2022
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The girl has a congenital defect of the nervous system in the form of a meningeal hernia at the lumbosacral level, a bifurcation of the thoracic spine with hydrocephalus and paralysis of the lower limbs. The girl has a valve in her head that regulates the blood flow in the head and prevents the increase in intracranial pressure. She also has a neurogenic bladder – she needs to drink fluids regularly and change the catheter every 3 hours. She has a visual impairment, wears glasses: ER: +3.5, EL: +4. and uses a wheelchair.

Despite her disabilities, the girl is very active. She is very happy to work during rehabilitation, thanks to which she is willing to participate in social life and has accepted her disabilities. She is attending wheelchair dance classes. The girl functions very well on a daily basis and is independent.  She likes to play with younger children and often organizes games for them.

Issak & Alek

Sibling Group
Ages: 11, 13
Country Code: LA-3
Primary Diagnosis: ADHD
Listed: Aug 2022
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These brothers are physically healthy, but needing support for behavioral issues as well as ADHD, childhood depression, and attachment for which they need special care, tolerance, education and continuous treatment to cope with a good quality of life.

Yuri

Boy, Age: 14
Country Code: LA-3
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
Special Need: Burns
Listed: Jul 2022
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This handsome 14 years old boy is a practitioner of the Christian religion, he likes sports activities such as soccer and cooperative games, he is characterized by being responsible in the preparation of school tasks and he likes research. His favorite food is ceviche, fries and chicken, his favorite color is green, his favorite toy is drones, his favorite character is Cristiano Ronaldo. He wants to be adopted and have a loving and caring family.

John and Jane

Sibling Group
Ages: 11, 7
Country Code: LA-3
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
SN: Non-malignant neurofibromatosis, Genetic disorders causing uncontrolled growth of tumors along nerves, Psychosocial and environmental problems, Iris Disorder
Listed: Jun 2022
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John: He presents difficulties in cognitive processes such as: verbal comprehension, visual space, fluid reasoning, which prevents him from learning according to his peers.

He receives classes and educational support under the tutelage of the educators, allowing him to reinforce each area of development. The child receives constant medical check-ups. Since his admission he receives psychological attention, according to the emotional and psychological needs of the child.

He and his sister have a good emotional relationship. He complies with norms and rules within the Center, respects his peers and the staff that works in the Institution.

Jane: The girl receives the necessary medical care, has been assessed in several areas of medicine such as: Traumatology, Psychiatry, Pediatrics, Ophthalmology, Neurosurgeon, Clinical Psychology, performing frequent health checks, in June 2018 she was diagnosed with Neurofibromatosis, like her brother, in the case of a hereditary disease. The care must be thorough, attend medical check-ups and use the creams prescribed by the specialist, it is possible that this disease will affect future learning.

From the assessment process carried out on the student, she shows difficulties in her cognitive processing skills, evidencing immaturity in learning. Her learning style is slow.

She has a good understanding and develops school activities correctly. It does not make it difficult for her to relate to her peers, she likes to talk and also communicate her feelings and emotions. Respect her peers and staff as well as abide by the rules and regulations of the Special Protection Center. She is attached to her brother.

Sanders

Boy, Age: 14
Country Code: LA-3
Cerebral palsy, global developmental delays, and epilepsy
Listed: Apr 2022
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Sanders was born in August of 2008 with cerebral palsy, global developmental delays, and epilepsy. In 2019, he has a gastrectomy surgery. Sanders has grown up in an orphanage and has never known the love of a family. Sanders has certain gestures when he sees people of his liking. On February 22, 2018, he had a surgery for tendon lengthening of the adductor muscle. Sanders continues his stage of schooling. In addition, he attends physiotherapies, which are important for his muscle development.

Contact the adoption agency to learn more about Sanders! They’d love to share photos and more information privately with an interested family! We hope his family sees him soon to give him lots of affection and love!

Melany #

Girl, Age: 14
Primary Diagnosis: Global developmental delays
Borderline intellectual delays; learning delays
Listed: Apr 2021
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Melany is physically healthy with mild intellectual delays. She is in 7th grade and has worked with a resource teacher online during the 2020-2021 school year. She is described as shy and introverted, though she communicates freely with familiar people. She enjoys talking about topics that interest her and is very friendly. She has friends at school and at the children’s center where she lives. She states that her dreams are to have a family, finish school and become a teacher. When asked what adoption means, she said, “to have a family, to live forever with these people who take care of you and not to be left alone anymore”.

Joanna

Girl, Age: 10
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
Hydrocephalus
Listed: Oct 2014
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New pictures, April 2017

Anna

Girl, Age: 13
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: 12
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)

Jax #

Boy, Age: 11
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
hyperkinetic conduct disorder and a mild mental delay
Listed: May 2015
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He has been living with a foster family since 2013.

He has a systolic murmur along the precordium; hyperkinetic conduct disorder and a mild mental delay. The child started walking on time, but his speech is underdeveloped. The child cannot stay focused for a long time while playing. He understands and follows simple instructions.

The agency has current medical reports available for serious inquiries.

UPDATE March 2017:   previous Diagnosis of Atypical autism that was changed to hyperkinetic disorder, very interested in motor activities. Responds to positive interactions and praise from familiar adults, but can become anxious in new situations or if a familiar caregiver is not around. He seeks comfort from familiar adults and can become sad if one leaves.

Paddy #

Boy, Age: 10
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!

Norton #

Boy, Age: 10
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
hyperactive disorder, mild mental disability and a speech delay
Listed: Nov 2017
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Norton is a boy who lives with a foster family in Eastern Europe. He loves to play with other children and particularly likes to play with musical toys and cars. He also likes to paint using watercolor paints. He manages to play games for a long time, and he likes to help around the household.

Norton is in good health and is stronger than typical of his age. He can independently move larger items, including furniture. He loves to run and jump, and he knows how to roll over forward and squeeze in narrower spaces. Like many little boys, Norton brushes his teeth twice a day. He can tell others when he needs to go to the restroom, and he eats with great appetite. He naps for two hours in the afternoon and sleeps peacefully at night.

His short-term and long-term memories function at a good level, and Noah can easily remember things related to the lifestyle, as well as past events related to pleasant or unpleasant memories.

Although he has been diagnosed with hyperactive disorder, mild mental disability and a speech delay, Norton has shown progress in his development. He understands everything that is required of him, executing commands correctly. He is persistent in his demands, but he understands when he has violated rules, and he does not oppose correction.

Norton chatters a lot, but he is incomprehensible. He repeats syllables he hears, and he uses gestures to help him communicate with others and make them clearly understand what he wants or wants to do. Norton is working with therapists to improve his speech abilities.

Clifton #

Boy, Age: 10
Born with positive Wassermann test result; he underwent treatment with Penicillin; ectopic left kidney; convergent concomitant strabismus; hypermetropia (long-sightedness); dolichocephaly; Arnold-Chiari syndrome, type I; irritable bowel syndrome without diarrhea; secondary lactase deficiency; food allergy – slight intolerance to foods containing gluten, dairy products and eggs;delayed physical development; generalized developmental disorder; moderate mental delay

specific disorders of motor function development, Moderate mental delay, ectopic left kidney, strabismus

Listed: Mar 2017
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Clifton lives with a foster family.  He loves to listen to music and dance and is always looking for a dancing partner! His foster family is working on him walking longer distances independently.  He is learning how to play with toys and interact appropriately with other children.  He has few words and does not follow verbal directions.  Clifton is receiving therapy multiple times a week.

Clifton’s gross motor skills are well-developed – he moves around independently, even at long distances, and he has no difficulties walking on different surfaces. He can now run (since the beginning of January 2017). The deficits noted previously in Clifton’s fine motor skills have been compensated to a great extent. He can transfer small elements with a spoon from one bowl into another with an adult’s assistance, he plays with certain materials and toys, he clips and unclips clothes pegs, he looks for an object hidden in the sand and he takes it out with great interest. He holds a pencil and leaves pale traces with it on a sheet of paper. He does great eating with a spoon. Clifton accepts the toothbrush and allows for his teeth to be brushed.

It happens more and more rarely for Clifton to demonstrate anxiety in response to being introduced to unfamiliar places and people. The stereotypic movements he demonstrates when someone initiates interactions with him have decreased significantly. He imitates actions he has observed more often and more successfully than before. Clifton becomes lively and starts dancing whenever someone is singing or plays music.

Clifton is  calm in his new foster family, he often smiles and he laughs aloud while playing with an adult (or with the girls in the foster family). He is especially attached to the foster father and the younger daughter in the family. Clifton has become a lot more sociable in the last 6 months: he seeks children’s attention, initiates interactions, accepts unfamiliar people a lot easier, maintains a smaller distance between himself and others and makes eye contact.

Although Clifton has poor passive vocabulary, he follows simple instructions provided that those are accompanied by nonverbal means of communication. His speech development is at the level of producing chains of syllables. He uses “No” appropriately so as to express his disagreement, he sometimes uses “Yes” and “Give me”. Clifton initiates physical and emotional contact with his foster parents and their children as well as with the specialists working with him. He is especially attached to the foster father and the youngest daughter in the foster family. His interactions with other children have changed significantly – he plays with them for a long time and he is making attempts to cooperate with them.

More photos/file are available from his agency

Jonas #

Boy, Age: 11
2nd-degree prematurity; epilepsy; convergent strabismus; esotropia of the left eye; hypermetropia (long-sightedness); mild mental delay; delayed speech development; other pervasive developmental disorders;
Listed: May 2017
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Jonas is on several medications.  Jonas’s motor activity completely corresponds to the expected developmental level for his calendar age.  Although his fine motor skills need to improve further, Jonas is able to hold a pencil properly. He can inlay elements with some guidance. He puts cubes one on top of the other. He threads colored rings on a fixed stand, but not yet in accordance with their size.

There are some difficulties in attracting and keeping his attention focused. Jonas plays for a longer period of time whenever he is interested in the respective activity. Jonas orientates well in a familiar environment. He distinguishes between day and night based on his everyday routines – sleeping, meal times, rest. He recognizes the neighborhood around the foster family’s home.

Jonas is reported to have achieved noticeable progress in terms of expressing his emotions and feelings, which are becoming more diverse. He reacts appropriately to smiles and angry faces and also to the tone of voice one talks to him with. He demonstrates his love, attachment and attention for others. He greatly enjoys it when others play with him. Jonas has attached to all members of the foster family.

Connor #

Boy, Age: 11
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.

Rocky #

Boy, Age: 11
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
Listed: Nov 2017
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Rocky is a calm, pleasant  boy who lives in a group home in Eastern Europe. He is attached to his caregivers and responds well to them.

Although Rocky was born premature and with low birth weight; cerebral palsy; and speech, motor and cognitive delays, he is making good progress in his physical therapy and other supports. He can walk with minimal support, and his fine motor skills are also improving.

Kaden

Boy, Age: 11
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: 14
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.

Zachary

Boy, Age: 10
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
Phenylketonuria (PKU)
Listed: Feb 2017
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Xander

Boy, Age: 14
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”.

Wynne

Girl, Age: 10
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Cerebral palsy; Severe mental delays; convergent comcomitant strabisus
Listed: May 2019
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from a family that met her 4/19:
She is gentle and sweet. She knows how to roll, and she rolled over to a toy phone and was pushing the buttons because she knew it would make noise. She loved when I rocked her and sang to her, and she liked playing with my hair. She has a beautiful smile and is ticklish. She loves snuggles and her eyes looked better, not as crossed as before. She is really smart and with therapies and medical for her eyes she will do amazing, even the doctor there told us that.

Wyatt

Boy, Age: 13
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
mental delays
Listed: Aug 2015
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He is just too serious! He needs hugs and kisses!

Wylie

Boy, Age: 13
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: 13
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.

Wesley

Boy, Age: 14
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: 12
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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Vera

Girl, Age: 15
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: 16
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
CP and spina bifida. She has significant strabismus and “progressive hydrocephaly”
Listed: Jun 2010
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Valery needs a family prior to turning 16 in JUNE 2022.

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: 12
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: 15
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: 11
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.

Tommy

Boy, Age: 10
FAS, ventricular septal defect, congenital dislocation of the hip-bilateral, cleft lip
Listed: May 2015
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New pic January 2017!

 

Tommy is a darling boy. He was born with fetal alcohol syndrome and the physical effects of it. Please research this condition so you are best prepared to help him with his lifelong needs!

Thomas

Boy, Age: 15
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: 14
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: 15
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.

Stefan

Boy, Age: 13
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.

Stanley

Boy, Age: 13
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!

Stacie

Girl, Age: 11
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!!

Shawn

Boy, Age: 11
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: 14
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: 12
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.

Samuel

Boy, Age: 10
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
Delay of psychological and motor development, crossed eyes
Listed: Apr 2015
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Samuel has an older sister who has already been adopted.

Rylan

Boy, Age: 14
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: 13
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.

Rory

Boy, Age: 11
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Cerebral palsy dyskinetic (hyperkinetic) type
Listed: Jan 2013
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What a little love! Another one who is so young and will greatly benefit from therapy and a family. Someone scoop him up!

Roland

Boy, Age: 13
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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Robyn

Girl, Age: 12
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: 11
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: 14
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.

Ray

Boy, Age: 10
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
FAS, Renal agenesis and other reduction defects of kidney
Listed: Apr 2015
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Ray is facing transfer to the institution.  Please share him so he can find his forever family!