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

Nolan

Boy, Age: 15
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
FAS; alalia, significant mental delay, crossed eyes, hypospadias
Listed: Feb 2011
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Nolan is a handsome little boy who was born with FAS (fetal alcohol syndrome). He is able to walk, but is not verbal (not certain whether by choice or inability) and is not very active with other children. Nolan will so benefit from having a family love him and help him come out of his shell.

Noah

Boy, Age: 14
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
CP and is significantly cognitively delayed
Listed: Aug 2010
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New pic January 2017. Noah has been sent to the institution, and is clearly paying the price. The neglect is astounding 🙁 He;s been waiting with us for 6 years already. Let’s find his family!

Noah is a sweet boy with light brown hair and big blue eyes. He was born with CP and is significantly cognitively delayed. He is not able to walk at this time, but loves to be held and loves attention and affection.

His possibilities are endless!

Nicholas

Boy, Age: 14
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
FAS
Listed: Aug 2010
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Nicholas is officially diagnosed with FAS (fetal alcohol syndrome). His delay is considered significant. He needs a loving family to help him achieve all he can be. He does not appear to have any additional medical complications from his FAS. This picture makes him seem to have vision problems, but I think it’s just a bad picture.

If you are unfamiliar with FAS, please spend some time researching this condition. Just as with Down syndrome, FAS and FAE have a wide variation of effects on each child, both medically, physically, and cognitively. This is typically dependent on how long during the pregnancy the mother consumed alcohol, and of course, how much. There is no way to know this ahead of time.

Nevaeh

Girl, Age: 12
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Cerebral palsy, optic atrophy, developmental delays
Listed: Aug 2012
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Ohh, I love her little pouf of hair, what a lovely little girl. Not sure how much vision she has.

From a family who met her in early 2014: She needs out! She is skeletal and looks to be in very poor condition. Neveah just cries and cries if you get near her. Also, she appeared to be heavily sedated. She had a toy tied to her wrist/hand, and her hands were bound to not scratch herself. So, so sad.

Nate

Boy, Age: 15
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
CP, and has some vision problems as a result of CMV (cytomegalovirus)
Listed: Jun 2010
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Nate is a handsome young man! He was born with CP, and has some vision problems as a result of CMV (cytomegalovirus). He has brown hair and big brown eyes. He is not able to walk on his own, but he will truly blossom in a loving family, who can provide the therapy and encouragement he needs. We are hoping to learn if he is being treated for the CMV, but he is asymptomatic at this time.

Nana

Girl, Age: 14
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
prenatal alcohol abuse, resulting in severe CP and hydrocephaly
Listed: Jun 2010
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Nana is a precious little girl with sunshine blonde hair and blue eyes. Her medical records indicate prenatal alcohol abuse, resulting in severe CP and hydrocephaly.

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Monacella

Girl, Age: 12
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Epilepsy/ seizure disorder
Brain malformation (corpus callosum agenesia, optic septal dysplasia, ventriculomegalia, cerebral hemisphere hypotrophy), spastic tetraparesis with severe movement disorders; symptomatic focal partial epilepsy with complex partial and rare secondary generalized seizures; optic nerves atrophy, convergent squint.
Listed: Apr 2013
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Sweet girl has a laundry list of diagnoses; she needs a family, or she’ll spend so much of the rest of her life in a crib. She’s got sparkle — a family could help her truly shine!

Max

Boy, Age: 12
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Congenital Heart Defect
congenital heart disease, ventricular septal defect in the phase of closure, nebtal delay, nanism

Probable FAS (cautionary disclosure….facial features and other medical complications consistent with this condition).

Listed: Apr 2015
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Update from a family who met him in April 2016: The director was encouraging us to consider (Max) for adoption too and really wants to see him in a family. He was transferred into the institution with our son. He was very small for his age, (maybe the size of an American 3 year old) and very active. He reminded me of a small chipmunk because he kept running around the director’s office and poking his nose into everything!!! He was SO curious! I saw him get cookies off the director’s table and he was able to chew and swallow, without difficulty, though he does tend to overload his mouth. (maybe he is afraid they will take the food away?) He drinks normally from a cup.

He understood speech addressed to him and appropriately made the correct animal sound when asked what the dog, cow, etc says. He also knew placement of his body parts. (Eyes, ears…) I did not observe him speak except for animal sounds but gestured appropriately when he needed his needs met.

He does tend to ignore redirection, but does it with a mischievous gleam in his eye and, due to him responding appropriately to questions, there is no doubt in my mind he understands, just doesn’t want to listen! After all, the director’s large office was a fun, new place to explore!

I saw him swinging in a swing and he seems fine physically. His movement (walking and running) is very good. He is not overly affectionate but tolerates affection well. (Director was lifting him/giving him hugs)

This is a nice institution to adopt from. It is an easy walk from the hotel and the hotel director speaks English and is very welcoming and accommodating to American guests. They will overfeed you! There are many shops, parks, and markets within easy walking distance of the hotel and institution. Unfortunately, at this institution, the disabled adult men are lumped in with the little boys. Max needs out now! He has amazing potential with a family!

Marla

Girl, Age: 14
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Congenital malformation of the CNS: microcephaly, spastic tetraparesis. Can not walk. Does not speak.
Listed: Mar 2011
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Poor sweet Marla …she was born with severe CP. She has a loving personality, but is completely immobile on her own. She is facing transfer soon and will remain bedridden the rest of her life if she is not adopted.

Marianna and Zoryan

Sibling Group
Ages: 13, 10
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
Girl, born 2011: Spastic tetraparesis of residual-organic genesis with ambulation disorder and limbs dysfunction; Severe mental delays; Cognitive deficiency

Boy, born 2008: mental delays

Listed: Oct 2017
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Margi

Girl, Age: 14
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Epilepsy/ seizure disorder
microcephaly; symptomatic epilepsy; calculus of gallbladder with other cholecystitis; convergent concomitant strabismus
Listed: Dec 2015
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Sweet girl needs love!

Malachi

Boy, Age: 12
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
hydrocephalus (condition after ventriculoperitoneal shunt); cerebrospinal hernia of lumbar spine, post-surgery; congenital partial atrophy of optic discs; pelvic organs dysfunction; cytomegalovirus infection; anemia; rickets
Listed: Jan 2013
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Maia

Girl, Age: 13
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Craniofacial disorder
FAS, congenital defects of development, esotropia, microcephaly
Listed: Feb 2014
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New pic Jan 2017.

From a family who met her in January 2014: Maia is a sweet little girl. She was able to follow orders and do everything that her teacher asked her to do. She doesn’t speak but giggled a lot and made some noises. Her doctor said that while she was unsure if Maia would speak, she felt the prognosis was good. Her eyes are crossed. Vision and hearing are otherwise fine. Maia has mental delays and would benefit from focused attention and education. Maia is lively and active and ready for a family who is ready to play!

Lynda

Girl, Age: 12
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
Hydrocephalus, Severe mental delays
Listed: Aug 2013
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She is a very sweet and kind girl and extremely needs a family. She will be 5 this December, so any new family may commit to her and start preparing a dossier.

She has siblings, but none are available for adoption; 2 older sisters live with birth mother and 1 younger sister has been adopted.

From a family who met her in summer 2013:
She was in my kids’ groupa. She is the sweetest little thing and needs out of there ASAP!!! She has the most noble quiet nature about her. She is mentally delayed but has so much potential. She was one of the least favored children in the orphanage and she is desperate for love. On one occasion she wandered over to the play shelter where we were playing and was trying to eat our daughter’s cookie. We didn’t have any extra (we brought treats for the groupa every three days or so) so my husband just picked her up to distract her and as soon as he did, she threw her arms around his neck and rested her head on his shoulder just soaking in the attention. I can’t bear the thought of her being transferred! She already has it bad enough.

Lydia

Girl, Age: 14
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Listed: Apr 2013
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Update from a family who met her Sept 2015: this girl is absolutely precious!

Update from a family who met her in late 2013: Lydia is the sweetest little girl! Our kids were in the same groupa, so we got to see Lydia everyday we were in country. She is a joy! Lydia spends her days sitting in a stroller with hardly any interaction. Now that our kids are home, she is the only non-walker left in her groupa, so she is the only one who sits in a stroller all day long. She looks to be about the size of a four year old, but looks like she is a healthy weight. She’s got a little chub on her legs. Her legs are not scissored, but when I lifted her legs up, they were definitely tight.

She needs a Mama to stretch her legs! Her legs are always bent at the knee draped over the bar of the stroller (she’s too big for her stroller). I couldn’t tell how much head control she had because her head was always supported by her stroller, but her head was always upright, not bobbing. I never saw her move her body (except to arch her back when tickled), but one day I held both of her hands, and she was able to grasp my hands tightly in hers. Neither hand seemed weak. Lydia’s vision looks pretty good. She could follow me with her eyes, but there’s a good possibility she’ll need glasses. Her poor teeth are rotten. We watched her eat lunch once and she seemed to eat well. She eats pureed food from a bottle. Did I mention she is SO sweet? Lydia seems to be very easy going. Once a child was hanging on her and pushing on her and she didn’t respond except to make a face showing that she didn’t like it. Lydia was my favorite child to interact with in the groupa. All I had to do was say hi to her and smile and she would light up EVERY single time and reward me with a big smile. We tickled her lots and she giggled away. One time she was left in a room all by herself and was crying. I peeked my head in the doorway and said hi to her and she immediately stopped crying and started smiling and giggling. She is very responsive when talked to. 🙂 Even though she is non-verbal, she communicates with lots of smiles and giggles. This little lady is FULL of joy! She will truly BLESS any family! Please, please consider this sweet little one. She is still in the babyhouse, but is one of the oldest in her groupa, so she will be one of the next children to be transferred. She does have an older brother who is eight years old and looks to be typically developing. I’m not sure if they will need to be adopted together or separately.

Lucie

Girl, Age: 12
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Cerebral palsy, Epilepsy, partical optic atrophy , cross-eye, mental delay, possible FAS; cardiomyopathy and atopic dermatitis
Listed: Aug 2013
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What a pretty smile Lucie has! She could do so well with a family. Lucie has recently been transferred to the adult institution. We must find a family for her!

Lucas

Boy, Age: 13
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy, Severe mental delays (with the statement of no, or minimal, impairment of behavior), Undescended testicle (bilateral), Convergent concomitant strabismus, Nystagmus and other irregular eye movements, Cardiomyopathy, unspecified
Listed: Nov 2014
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updated picture/info August 2016:
Lucas LOVES music!!! They have him a music player, and he is SO happy with it!!! Unfortunately it looks like he get a some sedative medicines, but of course everybody denies it. He is mostly non-verbal, but he CAN say: I want to eat! You know WHY he CAN say it, don’t you?
He is waiting for a family since 2014! He will be transferred very soon to the place where he won’t live very long. He needs a family ASAP!

updated picture/information 4/2016:
This boy used to cry a lot before. He needs his family ASAP! Recently he was at health and recreation resort where lots of nationals spend their vacation. So he got good social experience and made good progress in his communication skills. He has a good potential. If he is not chosen for adoption within next year they will place him in a handicapped children and adults orphanage forever where more likely he will be a bedridden person with no chance for normal life.

Louis

Boy, Age: 14
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: HIV or Hep
HIV+, ADHD
Listed: Mar 2011
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From his caregivers: good results of blood tests; gets anti-retroviral therapy. Character: hyperactive, restless, jumpy, sometimes disruptive behaved

Update Nov 2011: Louis is a very active and communicative boy. He likes attention, he really needs a family. Just look at his smile. He is very sweet.

Lorena

Girl, Age: 15
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
CEREBRAL PALSY. Inborn defect of brain development (hypoplasia of right hemisphere, cerebellum, mosaic body). Syndrome of spastic tetraparesis; stage of motion defect. Secondary microcephaly. Hip dysplasia. Secondary miocardiopathy. Mental delay. Strabismus.
Listed: Jun 2010
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This beautiful, brown haired, blue eyed angel was born with a lot of strikes stacked against her. That doesn’t mean she doesn’t deserve a voice or a chance to have a family who loves her and can help her be all she is able!

Lorena will remain bedridden for life if she is not adopted.  A family would need to begin the adoption process prior to NOVEMBER 2021 to adopt Lorena.

Lorelie

Girl, Age: 13
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Mental delays, Cerebral Palsy, development delay. Atrophy of eye nerve. Cardiopathy.
Listed: Jul 2013
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From someone who met her in June 2013: “She was one of my absolute favorite kids I met! She is just the sweetest thing. She is diagnosed with MR not sure she really is. She was giggling and introduced herself by saying her name. She has a huge smile! She has a special nanny that does PT with her. She was bed bound when I met her but she came from a very good orphanage before she was transferred here. She needs out now!!”

Linda

Girl, Age: 11
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Spina bifida
Spina bifida; hydrocephalus
Listed: Nov 2015
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Smart girl, she can talk, very affectionate Updated picture in stroller from March 2018.

Liesl, Kurt, Brigitta, and Louisa

Sibling Group
Ages: 9, 8, 14, 16
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
girl, born 2013 — mild mental delays

boy, born 2012 — alalia

girl, 2007 — alalia, She cannot talk

girl, born 2005 — moderate mental delay

Listed: Oct 2017
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4 Siblings; They must be adopted together!

Liam

Boy, Age: 15
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Cerebral Palsy, significant mental delays
Listed: Aug 2012
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Liam needs to be adopted before March 2022!

Not a great picture, but Liam is a cutie! Even though he has CP, it’s nice to see him in a place that has him up and about.

From a family who met him in 2014: This little guy tried for 5 minutes to get my attention before I could come over to him. Although he is mostly nonverbal, his receptive language is good, and he was able to follow instructions and respond to our conversation. I asked what he could do physically, and he immediately began pushing the cover back and trying to flip over, to show me he could roll, and pull up on the side of the bed. He is very sweet, and so very much wants OUT of the bed and to be up walking, but without proper medical intervention and regular therapy, he won’t be able to. His outgoing, sunny personality is absolutely wonderful! His biological mother died 4 years ago, and he entered the orphanage then, so he had that solid foundation of a loving mom during the important years. From a CP perspective- all four limbs are involved, and he has high tone in his torso that makes it difficult for him to sit up, because when he gets excited, his tone kicks in and it flattens him back out. He also has significant spasticity in his legs, particularly in his heel cords and hamstrings. That is something that in the USA might be treated with a medicine like Baclofen, which would allow him more flexibility. He’s very affectionate and easygoing, and constantly tries to get up and move around like the other kids. He just really needs a family to help him reach his potential!

Leena

Girl, Age: 10
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
Phenylketonuria, also known as PKU
Listed: Sep 2015
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New pic May 2019!

From a volunteer in August 2016: “I was happy to see that Leena is still the same strong willed young girl as last year. She is available for adoption now! She was a little calmer than last year, but she would still take every chance she got to run around. Just like last year it was obvious that some nurses have a very hard time with her and others love her. She’s much calmer when the nurses like her and she’s easier to handle. It was unclear if she was totally potty trained this year or that she’s still working on it. It was also unclear if she got the diet she needed, but her delays didn’t look worse. Leena is such a wonderful girl! She should be in a family where she has the chance to be who she is, all days of the year.

From a missionary who met her in 2015: “Leena is a strong-willed young girl. She is stubborn and funny. She loves to explore the world (within the concrete walls she lives between). She has been transferred to this facility in May and she is obviously still getting used to the circumstances of living. She had a lot more freedom in the baby orphanage she came from. Leena can walk (so don’t be fooled by the picture), she can run, she is very energetic. She can drink from a cup. This summer (2015) she was being potty trained. She doesn’t talk. She squeals when she is very excited. She is probably the size of a 3 year old at the moment (summer 2015). She probably understands what is being said to her, but she has a hard time following orders. Due to her PKU she needs a special diet and medicine. The baby orphanage she grew up in, didn’t provide the proper care. So (part of) het mental delays may be caused because of that. The facility she lived in right now, tries to provide the proper care. They do not receive funds for it, so they raise it themselves with a charity fund. They really try to take good care of her. Some nurses really like her. Other nurses have a hard time dealing with her, because of her energetic ways. She likes to move and run around all the time. As soon as you let go of her hand or take her out of her wheelchair, you have to chase her. As soon as you give her an opportunity she’ll take it. Some days she was tied up in a wheelchair and we thought she might have been drugged. She didn’t react, she didn’t smile, she didn’t interact. Until the moment my fiancé pulled her from the wheelchair and it was as if she came alive again. I have not seen any selfharming behaviours and I haven’t seen her hurt other children. I have also not seen her interact with other children at all. The nurses don’t like it when she gets all excited, but for me it was a sign that she was not so institutionalized yet. There was so much fight in her. I hope she finds a family before she loses the strength to fight and before her delays will get worse, due to a lack of a proper diet and medical care.”

Lawson

Boy, Age: 13
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
Personality change, unspecified mental disorder, mixed specific development disorder, ADHD
Listed: Oct 2015
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His behavior is similar to one of a child with autism.

He needs a family!

Lanora

Girl, Age: 12
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Spina bifida
Congenital malformation of the central nervous system, myeloradiculomeningocele with rachischisis of lumbar spine; internal hydrocephalus, low paraplegia
Listed: Oct 2012
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Lovely Lanora needs a mama to let her beautiful hair grow out!

Landon

Boy, Age: 12
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Craniofacial disorder
Microcephaly, Tetraparesis, Severe mental delays (with the statement of no, or minimal, impairment of behavior), Lack of expected normal physiological development, Convergent concomitant strabismus, Iron deficiency anaemia, Undescended testicle (bilateral)
Listed: Nov 2014
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August 2016:   It’s so hard to him to hold his head. He is doing his best to look at the person talking to him. He is a very friendly child, always ready to smile anybody who talks to him.

He needs a family! He is going to be transferred very soon with no big chance to survive. The place where they are transferring him is really terrible for children.

Kyson, Karl, and Suzanne

Sibling Group
Ages: 10, 8, 11
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
Listed: May 2015
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Boy, born 2011: FAS, Specific disorders of mental development

Boy, born 2013: (wearing blue socks-pink shorts) No diagnosed special needs

Girl, born 2010: (wearing dress) FAS, Microcephaly, low paraparesis

New pic January 2017!

Kyle

Boy, Age: 15
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Listed: Sep 2010
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Kyle has CP, but he can walk.

 

He needs a family to begin the adoption process prior to December 2021 — when he turns 16.

Kristopher

Boy, Age: 14
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: HIV or Hep
HIV+, FAS, heart defect, vision issues (blind in one eye), moderate mental delay
Listed: Feb 2014
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Kristopher finally available again!! Kristopher is a handsome young man with blonde hair and brown eyes. He is very active and is said to be always happy, but he is quite delayed. Kristopher has significant vision issues, which may or may not be correctable. He shows many facial and medical features of FAS.

From a family who met him in early 2014: Kristopher is such a sweet boy, and I think he would have so much potential in a loving home! He is very small for his age; he was 6, but looked like about 4 years old. He was definitely more mentally delayed than the other boys in his group, but he could answer questions appropriately, followed directions, could eat by himself and get dressed to go outside with little help. One time we played a game like ring-around-the-rosy, and he knew the words to the song and how to play along. He loved when my husband lifted him up high in the air. His eyesight is poor, and they said he is blind in one eye. He had trouble doing a puzzle, but we weren’t sure if it was a cognitive issue, or because he couldn’t see the pieces well. They told us he has some sort of heart condition, which might require surgery. We did see him showing rocking behavior at times. He got along well with the other kids, although he often played by himself, probably because of cognitive differences. He is so precious and really needs a family!

From a family who met him in October 2012: Kristopher is a super-sweet boy who is 5 but looks 2 and is happy ALL the time. He needs to live near a large medical facility, have heart surgery (unless it’s too late), and probably needs a small family that can commit to pretty full care for him. He is darling!

From a family who met him in spring 2014: Kristopher is such a sweet boy, and I think he would have so much potential in a loving home! He is very small for his age; he was 6, but looked like about 4 years old. He was definitely more mentally delayed than the other boys in his group, but he could answer questions appropriately, followed directions, could eat by himself and get dressed to go outside with little help. One time we played a game like ring-around-the-rosy, and he knew the words to the song and how to play along. He loved when my husband lifted him up high in the air. His eyesight is poor, and they said he is blind in one eye. He had trouble doing a puzzle, but we weren’t sure if it was a cognitive issue, or because he couldn’t see the pieces well. They told us he has some sort of heart condition, which might require surgery. We did see him showing rocking behavior at times. He got along well with the other kids, although he often played by himself, probably because of cognitive differences. He is so precious and really needs a family!

Additional photos available.

Krista

Girl, Age: 15
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Blind / VI
slight mental delay, flat feet, convergent squint, vision impairment
Listed: Oct 2013
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Krista needs a family to begin the adoption process prior to November 2021 — when she will turn 16.

Kenny

Boy, Age: 15
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Blind / VI
Unspecified personality and behavioral disorder due to known physiological condition; Moderate intellectual disabilities; Atopic dermatitis; Other congenital valgus deformities of feet Unspecified cataract; Traction detachment of retina
Listed: Nov 2015
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New pic Jan 2017! Despite his horrible living conditions, Kenny still has a smile on his face and a glow in his eyes. An experienced adoptive family is preferred for him.

Kenny shows facial features of FAS (fetal alcohol syndrome). Please research this condition!

Where is his mama?!

Kenneth

Boy, Age: 14
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
FAS; Kenneth does have some spasticity on his left side; He is diagnosed with hydrocephaly, but this is a result of the FAS; He is not in need of a shunt to correct (the doctors say).
Listed: Aug 2010
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Kenneth will need a family to begin the adoption process and receive i600 approval prior to his birthday in November 2022.

Photo dated Feb 2010. Kenneth is a blonde haired, blue eyed cutie who was born with FAS. Kenneth does have some spasticity on his left side, and will greatly benefit from therapy and a loving family to encourage him! He is diagnosed with hydrocephaly, but this is a result of the FAS. He is not in need of a shunt to correct (the doctors say).

As you can see from this updated picture, Kenneth is doing GREAT! He wants a mama and papa of his own.

If you are unfamiliar with FAS, please spend some time researching this condition. Just as with Down syndrome, FAS and FAE have a wide variation of effects on each child, both medically, physically, and cognitively. This is typically dependent on how long during the pregnancy the mother consumed alcohol, and of course, how much. There is no way to know this ahead of time.

Katerina

Girl, Age: 13
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
cerebral palsy, delay of psychological and motor development, tetraparesis, equinovalgus feet, hypoxic-ishemic encephalopathy
Listed: Feb 2013
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Katerina has been living at an institution for quite some time.

Improved nutrition, and a loving, encouraging family will make a big difference for this little girl!

Karis

Girl, Age: 14
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Epilepsy/ seizure disorder
Symptomatic epilepsy, autism, development delay, scoliosis, dermatitis, mental delays
Listed: Jul 2013
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She loved, loved loved the camera. Could not get enough of it but she would prefer to hold it herself. She was able to follow directions and was playing independently with toys.

Kanani

Girl, Age: 13
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
Anophthalmos of the left eye, optic atrophy of the right eye, spastic tetraparesis
Listed: Jul 2012
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Kanani has been transferred!

Lovely Kanani needs a family to help her reach her full potential.

From a family who met her in May 2012: Kanani is very sweet girl. She is well cared for in a good orphanage by caring nannies. She gets lots of outside time when it’s warm out but this time is spent lying down in the stroller as she can’t sit on her own. She can hold on to your fingers and seems to just love to have attention although with her eye troubles it is difficult for her to respond. She likes to have her cheek stroked and her hand held. She is quite stiff and in need of physiotherapy and most of all love and attention.

Jude

Boy, Age: 10
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Global developmental delays
Severe delay of physical and mental development
Listed: Aug 2015
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From a family that met him: We spent about a week with this sweet boy when we were adopting our son in June 2015. He is so desperate for love. He called me momma and begged my daughter and me to hold him. We loved on him as much as possible and he soaked it up. He picked up English words very quickly, and remembered day after day that I had hand sanitizer in my purse and asked for it by saying, “soap!” He loved to play ball with my kids, and the nannies would let him push the baby carriage around during walks. He has the most infectious giggle I’ve ever heard. He walks well, but the nanny indicated that he has issues with his knees. It didn’t stop him, though!

He needs a good, patient, and loving family to give him what he needs. He is so skinny and needs good nutrition. He has very minor orphanage behaviors, but from the progress he made just being with us for a few days, I know he will flourish in a caring family. He will be transferred to a horrible place (the director of the orphanage told me it is horrible), likely very soon, since he’s almost 4.

This region is beautiful and very cost efficient. The orphanage director is lovely. The facilitators are amazing, and the judge is hilarious and wonderful! You will be able to stay in a hotel and walk to the orphanage and enjoy the beauty and culture of a wonderful town.

LOTS of videos available!

Jozy, Rowan, and Reisen

Sibling Group
Ages: 13, 11, 8
Country Code: EE-1
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Girl, born 2013: HIV

boy, born 2008: mental delays

boy, born 2010: mental delays

Listed: Jan 2017
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The dynamic duo – here come Rowan and Reisen. Their smile can light up a room and they are certain to win you over with their little boy charm. Both love cars and chocolate. Rowan has been hosted before last summer; Reisen just recently arrived at the orphanage. Both boys have some developmental delays, but are teacher’s favorites. Rowan has grown leaps and bounds since he was last hosted in the US, in every way possible.

Rowan: Loves cars, Happy & Playful, Speech delays; Reisen: Outoging lil bro, Artistic explorer, Friendly

From Dec 2016:
They appeared to be very hyper, having serious behavioral issues and mental delays. They changed families during hosting program because first hosting family couldn’t handle them.

Their sister can be adopted separately from them but adoptive family needs to have approval for three children in order for us to be able to separate them. She lives in a different orphanage from them.

Jolina

Girl, Age: 14
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
Nervous system disorders, mental delays
Listed: Oct 2012
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Jolina is a darling girl, waiting for her forever family! She has some features of FAS (fetal alcohol syndrome). This is a cautionary disclosure, not a diagnosis.

Update from April 2014: Jolina is a beautiful girl and she is very sweet! Her eyes are mesmerizing and full of hope and excitement. She is attentive to her nannies and seems to follow their instructions well. Jolina longs for attention and it is obvious that she has a desire for a family. She immediately wanted to call me “mama” and she patted the bench to let us know she wanted us to sit down near her. She seemed a little unsteady on her feet but she was walking around the room and she pulled a chair over to sit right in front of us. Jolina didn’t say much while we were in the room, so its hard to say how much she talks. Her orphanage was lovely and we would adopt from there again if given the choice. Jolina’s photo does not do her justice and sadly she seems very overlooked! We can’t wait to see Jolina with her forever family!

Joey

Sibling Group
Ages: 10, 12, 14, 15
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
Mental delay, brain dysfunction, speech delay
Listed: Feb 2016
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Joey was born in 2011.

He has 3 or 4 siblings that must be adopted with him! Sisters: D (born 2009), A (2007), brother Y (2006) (and one younger brother, whose status is unknown)

From a family that met him 12/15: Joey is a tiny, smiley little guy who loves attention and hugs! He was so happy to sit on my lap for a hug, to show me the little stuffed animal and toys he was holding and to have his picture taken! He is verbal and said things like, “Cheese!” when having his picture taken, and “Can I see?” to see the photo stored in the camera. He will make a sweet addition to any family and he will simply thrive with the love of a Mama and Papa poured into him!

Jewell

Girl, Age: 15
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Cerebral palsy / TBI: after-effects of severe brain injury (brain bones fracture), subarachnoidal influence in the form of irreversable damage, hemiplegia with microcephaly
Listed: Aug 2010
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SIGNIFICANT RISK, PLEASE ADOPT ME SOON!! Dark brown hair and blue-green eyes. She has severe CP, but had started walking.

Jewell is the victim of parental physical abuse, and suffers from post-traumatic brain injury, which has further complicated her delays and struggles.

Updated medical 8/2015: She has after-effects of severe brain injury (brain bones fracture), subarachnoidal influence in the form of irreversable damage, hemiplegia with microcephaly.

She does have a sister with mild delays whom she can be adopted with or by herself.

Jessica

Girl, Age: 12
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Congenital Heart Defect
congenital brain malformation. She has a heart defect: stenosis of the pulmonary artery, and an atrial septal defect. FAS (fetal alcohol syndrome)
Listed: Jan 2015
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Love the grin on this little love! She has vision issues (listed as optic atrophy and also nystagmus). She is listed as anemic and malnourished.

Families should be aware that her medical history says FAS (fetal alcohol syndrome), as well.

Jeremiah

Boy, Age: 15
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Epilepsy/ seizure disorder
Leukoencephalitis, spastic tetraparesis, apallic syndrome, epileptic syndrome, subnanism, delay of psychological development, secondary cardiopathy, conversion of tubercular tests, severe mental retardation
Listed: Oct 2012
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Updated pics/info July 2016

Jenny

Girl, Age: 12
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
CP and Tetralogy of Fallot (heart condition)
Listed: Jul 2012
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Sweet Jenny is waiting for you! She was born with cerebral palsy and a heart condition, for which she has already had surgery. She is not able to sit on her own, and will greatly benefit from a loving family, medical care and therapy! If she is not adopted, she will remain bedridden for life.

Jared

Boy, Age: 14
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Genetic Condition (non-DS)
Stickler Syndrome. His medical records also indicate microcephaly, a common symptom of SS.
Listed: Jun 2010
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This handsome young man, with dark hair and dark eyes, was born with a rare genetic condition called Stickler Syndrome. His medical records also indicate microcephaly, a common symptom of SS.

Update May 2016: Jared has been transferred a while ago from his baby orphanage.

Individuals with Stickler syndrome experience a range of signs and symptoms. Some people have no signs and symptoms; others have some or all of the features described below. In addition, each feature of this syndrome may vary from subtle to severe.

A characteristic feature of Stickler syndrome is a somewhat flattened facial appearance. This is caused by underdeveloped bones in the middle of the face, including the cheekbones and the bridge of the nose. A particular group of physical features, called the Pierre Robin sequence, is common in children with Stickler syndrome. Robin sequence includes a U-shaped or sometimes V-shaped cleft palate (an opening in the roof of the mouth) with a tongue that is too large for the space formed by the small lower jaw. Children with a cleft palate are also prone to ear infections and occasionally swallowing difficulties.

Many people with Stickler syndrome are very nearsighted (described as having high myopia) because of the shape of the eye. People with eye involvement are prone to increased pressure within the eye (ocular hypertension) which could lead to glaucoma and tearing or detachment of the light-sensitive retina of the eye (retinal detachment). Cataract may also present as an ocular complication associated with Stickler’s Syndrome. The jelly-like substance within the eye (the vitreous humour) has a distinctive appearance in the types of Stickler syndrome associated with the COL2A1 and COL11A1 genes. As a result regular appointments to a specialist ophthalmologist are advised. The type of Stickler syndrome associated with the COL11A2 gene does not affect the eye.

People with this syndrome have problems that affect things other than the eyes and ears. Arthritis, abnormality to ends of long bones, vertebrae abnormality, curvature of the spine, scoliosis, joint pain, and double jointedness are all problems that can occur in the bones and joints. Physical characteristics of people with Stickler can include flat cheeks, flat nasal bridge, small upper jaw, pronounced upper lip groove, small lower jaw, and palate abnormalities, these tend to lessen with age and normal growth and palate abnormalities can be treated with routine surgery.

Another sign of Stickler syndrome is mild to severe hearing loss that, for some people, may be progressive (see hearing loss with craniofacial syndromes). The joints of affected children and young adults may be very flexible (hypermobile). Arthritis often appears at an early age and worsens as a person gets older. Learning difficulties, not intelligence, can also occur because of hearing and sight impairments if the school is not informed and the student is not assisted within the learning environment.

Stickler syndrome is thought to be associated with an increased incidence of mitral valve prolapse of the heart, although no definitive research supports this.

Jake

Boy, Age: 14
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Perinatal hypoxic–ischemic damage of the CNS. Atrophy of the cerebral cortex. Cord was wrapped around his neck at birth, Jake has CP as a result.
Listed: Feb 2011
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