Haiden

Boy, Age: 11
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Global developmental delays
Developmental delays
Listed: Oct 2015
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At the age of 3 years, Haiden can walk without help, can find toys without help, but obstinate sometimes, did not like being disturbed, likes playing alone most time, his language development is delayed, call mama when happy.

Currently, he is attached to familiar people, likes hugs, can jump, run, interact with other kids. He develops well, has balanced nutrition. He has routine life, good life habits, good match of diet.

Grace

Girl, Age: 13
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Congenital Heart Defect
Grace has been diagnosed with Postoperative ASD (CHD). Grace has recovered well after her operation from 2010.
Listed: Jan 2016
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Grace is outgoing, smiles often, and likes playing with other children. She is a beautiful girl and is curious about the outside world. When intrigued by new objects, she will carefully observe and explore them. She likes meeting new people, and gets along with other children her age. She is a very active 5 year old. She can run and jump, can feed herself and use the restroom by herself. She can take on and off her clothing independently. She understands the meaning of “no”, can call “father”, “mother”. She can say “one, two” “give” “want” “fetch.” She enjoys listening to music and singing loudly. Even though nobody can understand what she is singing and yelling, she is very happy and involved in it. Even though she does not like speaking, she is very smart and observant. Grace likes to help the aunt to do some housework, such as folding the quilts and picking up toys. When the caretakers are holding the young children and they drop their toys, Grace will take the initiative to retrieve the toys. When the aunts want to feed the babies, Grace will take the initiative to bring them a towel. Her favorite fruits are bananas and small tomatoes. She also likes desserts.

Frye

Boy, Age: 14
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: HIV or Hep
hepatitis b
Listed: Dec 2014
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Frye is a very smart and active boy! He is friendly and has experience in a foster family. Frye thrived in this environment, and was very obedient and helpful. He has good language expression ability. He likes to play ball and is now in kindergarten. Frye is a great communicator and a friendly boy. We hope he finds his forever family soon!!!

Franklin

Boy, Age: 13
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Cerebral palsy, High tension in four limbs, and congenital heart disease
Listed: Sep 2012
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Frannie

Girl, Age: 13
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Deaf / HoH
congenital deafness; CHD- mild pulmonary stenosis and mild patent foramen ovale (PFO)
Listed: Oct 2014
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From reading 6.5 year old Frannie’s file, it is clear that this girl will do very well in a forever family! And speaking of files, hers is full of information! Frannie likes to play with other children. She also likes to play with dolls, games, and do puzzles. Her favorite foods are apples and eggs and she like to drink milk. She also loves snacks.

At the age of 6, Frannie began going to a special school. She quickly became a favorite. Frannie quickly learned to follow the teachers and learned some sign language. She is learning more gestures, such as one for her name, the numbers 1-10, and a sign for toilet. She has learned to write many numbers and some words. She is an active student in school and she enjoys games and crafts. Frannie won two awards at school- one for “good child prize”, and one for “small pacesetter who helps others prize.” The awards made her very happy and proud. Her overall performance is excellent! Even when she loses a game, she will smile. Frannie needs some help when it comes to fine motor skills, but she is fond of learning and can imitate quite well. She seems to be very interested in gymnastics and can do many tricks. She is flexible and has talent in dancing. Frannie is enthusiastic, outgoing, and fond of learning. All the caretakers in the orphanage love her very much! It is clear that with the love of a forever family and some guidance, this child will make huge gains and will soar!

Francis

Boy, Age: 12
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
Listed: Oct 2015
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Sweet Frank is in a province that is very convenient for traveling families. The agency’s in-country facilitator recently met Frank and has this to say about him: “Frank is from a very nice orphanage that takes great care of their kids. He is post-op for hydrocephalus. He can understand things and can say simple words. He knows how to call others. He needs a lot of repeated directions or reminders for him to do things or so that he can remember what you tell him. He is not yet potty trained. He doesn’t know numbers or colors yet.”

Frank is quiet and introverted. He is mild when he speaks and he has a ready smile.

Frankie Lee

Boy, Age: 11
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Congenital Heart Defect
Listed: Aug 2015
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Frankie Lee, a sweet little boy, is five years old. He was abandoned at eight months. Frankie was born with a congenital heart disease (complex single atrium, single ventricle) and when we visited with him in late June, his lips and fingernails were a bit blue, so we knew his cardiac needs were pressing. We were able to have him transferred to China Little Flower, and a few weeks ago Frankie had surgery (pulmonary vein diversion and a central shunt). He has made a great recovery and he has returned to his foster family back in his province. He may need additional surgery down the road but his condition is much improved now.

Frankie Lee is reported to have normal intelligence but hadn’t attended school yet due to his cardiac condition (however, this report is now several years old).

Frankie Lee is a bit shy and very attached to his foster mom. He loves listening to music and dancing along to the rhythm. Could Frankie Lee be your son? Can you provide the cardiac care he needs?

Fern

Girl, Age: 11
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Listed: Jan 2013
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She can laugh aloud. She waves her head when happy. She grasps little toys with left hand and put them into her mouth to bite them. She can sit alone for a short time. She looks around when someone speaks to her. Fern has a good physical state, has balanced nutrition, has a routine life every day, good living habits but is choosy about food.

From an adoptive parent who saw her in April 2014:
Let me start by saying my heart broke for this little one. She is unable to sit up or feed herself. She cannot walk. She was brought to me in the crib. She smiled when I spoke to her and she grabbed my hand when I placed mine in hers. She laughed when we tickled her and she seemed to enjoy my attention. The nannies say she can smile and laugh when tickled. She can chew and swallow food. She has a familiar caretaker and smiles when she is with her. She is described as a very content child. She is easy going.

Note: Fern’s updated file pictures do show her sitting up, although she may be supported by leaning on the wall in one picture. She desperately needs a family who can get her out of the crib and into therapy so she can be all that she can be!

Emma

Girl, Age: 11
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Listed: Oct 2015
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Emma is a spirited, and awfully cute, little girl! She came into care as a 6 month old, and was initially found to have no significant health issues. There was a clue, however. The back of Emma’s head was flattened a bit, which indicates she had spent way too much time flat on her back in a bed the first 6 months of her life. Needless to say, her development was delayed at that point, and the reason was soon discovered. Emma has since received a diagnosis of CP, which appears to affect her right side. She is not yet talking or toilet trained. Emma has a lot of work to do to catch up with the other kids. The orphanage staff has been diligent in helping her. Emma can walk, and climb stairs.

Emma is quite willing to stick up for herself…they say when she used her walker, and another child took her toy, she would quickly “drive” the walker and chase the child to retrieve the toy! Emma loves to laugh, and gets along well with older and younger children (unless they take her toys). This sweet little girl will surely benefit from PT/OT/speech sessions, and most of all, from the love and laughter of her very own family.

Ellisyn

Girl, Age: 13
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Global developmental delays
Developmental Delay
Listed: May 2014
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Ellisyn is an energetic and restless girl. She can be very talkative and she loves listening to music. After coming into care, she was able to live with a foster family and adapted well. Ellisyn learned how to walk steadily, progressed in communication and was able to recognize familiar people. Her doctors say that she is cognitively delayed compared to the other children and suffered from an external hemorrhoid. She is taking medicine for treatment and is now living back in the orphanage so that she can go to kindergarten. Ellisyn knows a huge amount of words and can recognize many objects. Ellisyn gets along well with others and is a joy to be around.

Elizabeth

Girl, Age: 14
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Cerebral palsy and strabismus
Listed: Apr 2015
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Elizabeth is very smart and has normal intelligence. If she was given a chance to go to school, she would have no problem learning. Her cognitive ability is good enough to learn a lot and to take good care of herself in daily life. She can put on and take off her clothing, go to the bathroom independently, climb stairs, play with toys, ride toy cars, etc. Elizabeth can walk when leaning on the wall or holding the rails. If there is nothing to lean on, she walks on her knees. She knows when to go to toilet in the day time and night time. She is attached to her caretakers. When she is unhappy, praise her or give her some snacks. Elizabeth has a very good appetite and likes to have snacks. She sleeps through the night and takes a nap in the day time.She has many good friends and gets along well with others. Elizabeth is quite extroverted and often says hello to others. She is a good girl with a loving heart. She likes smiling, playing, and focuses on being concerned for others. She also loves to show her best in front of those she is familiar with. Elizabeth is waiting for her family. Are you the one she is waiting for?

Elle

Girl, Age: 13
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus, Thalassemia
Dandy-Walker syndrome, hydrocephalus, Thalassemia, speech delays
Listed: Jan 2013
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Elle needs regular blood transfusions for her Thalassemia. Additional medical information available.

Daryl

Boy, Age: 14
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Limb differences
ectopia and limited motions of right lower limb
Listed: Mar 2016
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Daryl came into care as a newborn with a broken leg.

Update: Lively, cheerful, loves playing with other kids and expresses his needs clearly. This boy likes to play ball and with toy cars. He attends school, can speak in full sentences, identifies colors, numbers and can dress and undress himself. He is with a foster family and gets along well with others.

Dec 2013 report indicates that his cognitive and speech development are the same as his peers. He has limitations with his right leg and has an abnormal hip joint. We have video of him walking down stairs, walking to the playground, swinging, and playing on a toy car. His report indicates there are no other medical concerns. In the dancing show held by the institute on June 1st which was Children’s day, Daryl’s dance together with his rich facial expressions, harmonious hand movements and excellent shows, won warm applause of audiences time and again. Everybody couldn’t help being filled with deep esteem to this five-year-old little kid who is disabled in body but firm in spirit. He is a little “Man” full of responsibility and justice. When bringing younger brothers and sisters playing outside every time, he will undertake the duty of their “protector”, and never allow others bully his younger brothers and sisters. If other children have conflict in the kindergarten, Daryl will always stand out and take charge of justice, and resolve disputes for them. Both his teammates and his teachers praise him for his good behavior. He understands his foster parents’ hard working and always feels grateful to his parents. When his mother is sick, he will always take care of her and get her water. Every day when his father goes back home after work, he always takes slippers for him, gets him water, and pats on his back. He always says that he should study hard, and should be filial to his parents after grown up. Daryl not only studies well, but also very talented. He likes singing, dancing, and playing musical instruments. When dancing, because of the limitation of his physical condition, he can’t jump as other little kids, but he never admits defeat, and waves his hands with music, striving to make the best movement.

Connor

Boy, Age: 11
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Deaf / HoH
Hearing loss
Listed: Feb 2015
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Conner is a handsome boy who will be 5 years old in February. He came into care when he was about 1 year old, and was found to have mild hearing loss (30dB) Conner’s file was done when he was 2 years 7 months old. At that time, Conner’s motor skills were on target, and he was imitating words. Conner is active, engaging, and lovable. He enjoys listening to music, and can swing all by himself (at 2 years 7 months old). As often happens, a child with hearing loss can be misdiagnosed as having an intellectual delay. Conner’s medical reflects this misconception. Conner appears to be a typical little guy who happens to have some hearing loss. We do not know if this could be improved with treatment, or hearing aids (if necessary), but he will certainly not receive the help he needs until he comes home! Conner is ready for a family!

Chayton

Boy, Age: 11
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
deformity in spine, left shoulder, and right lower limb
Listed: Nov 2014
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Chayton is diagnosed with deformity in spine, left shoulder, and right lower limb and he has an sensitive special need, which can be corrected with a simple procedure. None of these diagnoses keep Chayton from getting around. At the age of 3, he could sit, stand and walk independently. He could jump and run and go up and down stairs with help. He really likes toys that make sounds. While listening to music, he likes to clap and dance. He is always smiling and he gets along well with his peers. He is a good sleeper and eater. Chayton really likes going down the slide the best! What he needs most is a forever family of his own!

Chad

Boy, Age: 14
Region: Asia
post-operative cleft lip, cleft palate, and a sensitive special need
Listed: Oct 2015
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Chad looks like a real sweetie! Chad is diagnosed as having post-operative cleft lip, cleft palate, and a sensitive special need that can be shared privately. Chad is said to be a very adaptable child and it was reported that he has good gross motor skills. Due to his cleft palate, his speech is delayed. Chad likes fresh vegetables and fruit, sea food, meat, and eggs. He is an active boy and who likes outdoor activities and electronic toys that make sounds. Chad has normal intelligence and growth. His file is pretty bare and outdated so his agency has asked for an update for him.

There is a $3,000 agency grant for Chad’s adoption with the agency he is listed with. Other grants may be available based on the adoptive family’s circumstances. Agency grants are awarded as agency fee reductions.

Cassie

Girl, Age: 12
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Listed: Jun 2015
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Cassie is a beautiful little girl! She was found by a family when she was about 7 months old. They took her home and kept her until she was about 17 months old, then took her to the police station. Cassie was found to have cerebral palsy. She had a difficult time at the orphanage when she first arrived. She kept calling for her “neinei” (grandmother) and was inconsolable. After a bit, she warmed to the nannies and the other children. Through therapy, Cassie’s muscles are less tight, and she is able to crawl, sit alone, and can stand with assistance. She can speak (though not as well as her peers), and uses some sign language. Cassie can count, and has a good memory. She likes to sing, and loves to play with dolls! Reading about her progress with therapy at the orphanage, imagine what could happen with formal therapy once she is home! Sweet Cassie is waiting for a family. Please bring her home soon!

Cai

Boy, Age: 11
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
cerebral development malformation; red capillary hemangioma on the forehead
Listed: Feb 2015
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Precious Cai was living in an orphanage where his needs were not being met and he was seen to have developmental delays, especially in the area of language. He is now in care of an amazing foster center where he is receiving phenomenal care. It is clear that he is happy, loved, and doing quite well! Cai is now treasured and is thriving. What he really needs most is a forever family of his own!

From his file: Cai likes playing in the activity room and is fond of listening to music and playing with toys, especially balls. He is attached to familiar people and he enjoys the care and comfort of others. Cai understands the instructions given by his caretakers. He has a ready smile, gets along well with others, and he is a pretty happy boy most of the time!

Bryan

Boy, Age: 12
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Global developmental delays
Right Anterior Arachnoid Cyst, Weak Left Leg
Listed: Mar 2014
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Bryan’s physical development is delayed. He can climb up and down stairs alone, he can walk alone and jog, but movement patterns are abnormal. Mental development is delayed. He can recognize simple fruits and animals. He prefer to express himself with body language. He can do simple things such as moving a chair, folding clothes, wiping mouth and so on with his right hand. He can play simple games such as building blocks, hide and seek with other children. His language development is delayed, he can make sounds like “ah, Woo”, he can make mouth shape for “Mama”. He can use a spoon to feed himself. He can use toilet by himself, but needs help cleaning after himself. He can put on and take off pants, shoes by himself, he need some help to put on jacket.

There are 3 wonderful videos of Bryan:
http://youtu.be/eHA5wboB_Dw
http://youtu.be/gKOW4KCP7s8
http://youtu.be/2Zqvtcxu3cQ

Bradley

Boy, Age: 11
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Congenital heart disease, cerebral palsy
Listed: Sep 2012
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Bradley arrived at the institute when he was 1.5 years old. In the beginning, he could not stand, is very quiet and his cries were not loud. He slept well through the night. His eyes could not follow the movement of toys and could not find the source of noise. He has limited awareness of his surroundings.

His motor development is delayed. He cannot speak and is a timid and quiet little boy.

Baker

Boy, Age: 11
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Cerebral palsy that affects his right side, Strabismus
Listed: Sep 2018
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Baker is a handsome, active, and talkative boy. Baker loves listening to music, playing games, and singing. He is known to share snacks with the other children around him and communicates well with his teachers and classmates. As of 2016, he could walk up and down stairs, jump up with both feet, and stand on one foot. He was also able to catch a ball thrown to him. He knew the difference between big and small, inside and outside, could count to 10, and recognized shapes, colors and the days of the week. His vocabulary was rich and he could ask and answer questions appropriately. Baker has the best smile and is full of life! Don’t miss his videos!

Avery

Boy, Age: 10
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Sequelae of cerebral palsy impacts both of his upper limbs
Listed: Feb 2014
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Avery is an active little boy who likes to play with toy cars, blocks and plush animals. At the age of 2years, he could walk while holding on to something. Now he can hold toys with both hands and can play with kids near his bed. Avery also can imitate simple actions, such as clap and wave goodbye. Usually he plays toys and toy blocks in the activity room.

Ava

Girl, Age: 12
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Blind / VI
Limited Vision
Listed: Feb 2015
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Ava is an adorable girl. She has very limited vision, but she doesn’t let that slow her down. Despite her limited vision, Ava is confidently walking. She can see things near, but often does need help with things. She enjoys listening to music. After listening to a song a couple times, she is ready to sing along. Ava needs a loving a supportive family that will help her learn and grow.

Austyn

Boy, Age: 14
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Albinism
Albinism, Developmental delays
Listed: Apr 2016
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Austyn is a miracle-in-the-making. He is significantly developmentally delayed in all areas. As he was previously in an institutionalized setting, he has made tremendous strides since arriving at the New Day Foster Home. Many have been praying for this special young boy and cheering for him. Recently, his adoption file has been completed in country, and he can now be officially matched with his forever family.

Austyn is introverted, has a ready smile, likes music, likes snuggling and is full of energy. A special education teacher at New Day provided an extensive report describing his delays, which is available for prospective adoptive families. These delays include limited mobility, non-verbal communication and in the past he had experienced trouble chewing and swallowing food, but is now able. He is progressing in mobility and is able to walk unassisted for short periods of time although prefers to have something to hold on to. Austyn also has low vision, which is associated with the condition of albinism, but he does see and recognize things. Austyn is attached to his main caregivers and benefits from predictability and routine. He is hypersensitive to most sensory experiences and exhibits many self-stimulation behaviors when he is over stimulated (relaxing and gentle music can help him calm). Austyn is attending preschool each afternoon for an hour and 15 minutes. For most activities Austyn has a helper that works one-on-one with him.

According to the special education teacher, “With the consistency of a loving family and a team of educators and therapists, Austyn will continue to make progress in all areas of his development.”

For more information on Austyn, see blog entries here: http://newdayfosterhome.blogspot.com/search/label/Austyn

Artie

Boy, Age: 14
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
Mental development delay
Listed: Jul 2013
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Artie was found abandoned at the hospital when he was almost 10 months old. He is listed as having a mental developmental delay, but his report also states that he is a lovely and smart child. Artie was 4 ½ at the last report and could count to 10, imitate drawing circles and lines and recite and sing poems and nursery rhymes. His language is noted to be delayed, but he is an outgoing little boy who gets along with other children and loves to be cuddled.

He loves all activity involving water and thus, loves the summertime. How wonderful it would be for Artie to have a water loving family who could take him swimming next summer!

Athena

Girl, Age: 11
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
congenital cleft palate and a slightly dilated ventricular system
Listed: Feb 2013
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Athena is a sweet little girl who has been diagnosed with congenital cleft palate and a slightly dilated ventricular system.

Listed: Feb 22, 2013

Athena is an active child who likes riding on the wood horse in the institute. She likes playing with toys and rattles and her favorite toy is the toy bee. Athena likes communicating and playing with her caregivers. She likes to crawl and receive hugs too.

Update 2015:
Athena is a delicate little one who will be 5 years old in February. She came into care when she was about 5 months old and was found to have a cleft palate (no cleft lip), pneumonia, and lots of insect bites. Athena’s main file is almost 3 years old, although there is a brief update and photos from last September. Athena has some slight dilation of the ventricular system, per her medical. As of 4 months ago, she could crawl, and stand with assistance, but could not stand or walk without help. Her palate has not been repaired, thus her speech is very delayed. Athena is active, and enjoys riding the rocking horse. She has favorite toys, and delights in getting them before the other kids! They do not know the cause of Athena’s motor delays, but we do know she needs a loving family and good medical care. Athena is a very loving little girl, who asks for hugs. Are you her family?

Angela

Girl, Age: 12
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
congenital hip dislocation; mild to moderate delays
Listed: Jun 2019
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Angela is smart, cute and active, and has dimples when she smiles. She gets along well with other kids, and is willing to share food and toys with other kids, willing to do something within her power. She has good physical quality, seldom gets sick, and she is an obedient and cute girl.

From an adoptive family who met her: she was very sweet. She leaves each day to go to regular school in the city. She just finished 2nd grade. She said her favorite class is music class. She walks with a slight limp but gets around very well. When we were visiting she was helping take care of some of the severe needs kids in her class. She seemed shy but she did talk to our interpreter a fair bit.

Additional photos available.

Anah

Girl, Age: 11
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
Impaired intelligence, motor and speech
Listed: Dec 2014
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Anah is a little love bug! She loves being held when she is sad and is easily comforted. Anah loves to eat! She is not picky and will eat any and all foods. She likes to watch TV and listen to music. Anah’s motor development is lacking. She is only able to sit on her bed and she cannot stand. Her language abilities are also rather lacking and she is unable to talk. We hope a family will open their hearts to little Anah!

Andersen

Boy, Age: 14
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Congenital Heart Defect
Listed: Jan 2014
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Andersen is 6 years old and the life of the party. He had surgery when he was very young because he had CHD. Since then, he has been feeling better! Andersen is able to play with friends and loves to dance and sing. He is very smart and loves to ask questions. He is a great eater and his favorite food is sweet fruit. Andersen’s caregivers say that he is a typical boy that loves anything with wheels!

From an adoption advocate who met him summer 2013:
I met this 6 year old boy with CHD. This little guy had so much energy and was ALL BOY running around and playing and showing off for us. I was alone in a stairwell with him and nearly fainted when he jumped from the halfway point on a flight of stairs to beat me to the bottom! I tried to scold him but he gave me one of those smiles that led me to believe he was gonna do it again on the next flight…yep… This little guy is so full of life and just adorable!!! I imagine he keeps his foster mother on her toes! He was very curious about us and followed us all over the orphanage building.

Amelia

Girl, Age: 14
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
Tuberos Sclerosis — Congenital Bourneville-Pringle Syndrome
Listed: Apr 2013
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Amelia likes to dance, listen to stories, read picture books, and play hide-and-seek. She came into care around 8 months of age and was sponsored by Half the Sky Foundation’s nurturing program for infants. At 9 months, she could sit steadily alone for a few minutes, grab her feet with her hands, and hold her hands up to be held. At one year of age, she could hold toys and stand when leaning on objects. She enjoyed sitting and rocking on the wooden horse. At 15 months, she was more outgoing and could stand for a long time when holding onto a support. She could grasp toys nearby and she could walk slowly with assistance. When it was time to take a nap, she would shake her head “no.” She could pick up objects with her thumb and index fingers.

Her condition became more serious in 2009, and we hope to see her come home soon so that she can receive the best medical treatment for her condition. Her caregivers exercise her daily to improve her symptoms, and say that “she has already taken the first step in life and will do better in the future.”

Alexa

Girl, Age: 13
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Cerebral palsy and congenital heart disease
Listed: Jul 2015
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Alexa is listed as having a history of CHD (less of mitral regurgitation in systole, no others abnormal flow) and CP. Alexa is described as a fairly quiet girl with a sweet disposition. She enjoys listening to music and reading picture books. In the company of strangers Alexa will smile shyly, but when surrounded by those she knows she is said to play with her whole heart! Alexa enjoys outdoor activities and watching cartoons. Alexa’s gait is affected by her CP, but she is able to walk, climb, etc independently. She does need some assistance with eating because she has a hard time controlling her hands. Her language development is normal. She can understand everything, follow directions, and can use her words to communicate with others. She is described as a favorable child.

Alec

Boy, Age: 10
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Blind / VI
anophthalmia, developmental delays
Listed: Aug 2013
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Alec is a beautiful darling little boy.

Alec was born with one missing eye, a condition typically corrected with a prosthetic eye. He has good vision in his one eye and does not appear to have hearing loss. Alec has developmental delays that may be due to brain damage or brain malformation, in addition to lack of stimulation in his first year of life. Alec was in the care of An Orphan’s Wish for over a year and then was transferred to Little Flower. In the care of these loving organizations he has made some progress in his physical strength and development, but he is still severely delayed.

Alec can sit up and can make eye contact, but he is not interested in toys. Alec loves being held and responds to tickles and cuddles. He currently does not attempt to communicate verbally but he laughs and coos. Alec also has feeding issues.

Alec needs the unconditional love of a family devoted to give him access to all the therapies and early intervention services that he needs to reach his full potential. These services are not available for him in China. He needs to come home to a family who will see the value of this little boy and shower him with the love that he deserves.

Aleah

Girl, Age: 15
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
cerebal palsy
Listed: Feb 2014
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Aleah receives education in the special class in the orphanage. In the class, she can follow the class rules, has fairly good cognition capability and acceptance. Because she has difficulty controlling her hand muscle, she can’t hold a pen well. She can finish the homework well. If given a picture, she can color according to the requirements and also can draw the regular lines. Usually she likes to watch other children playing quietly or watch TV. She is quiet and smart and never has any problems.

Aaron

Boy, Age: 10
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Spina bifida
Spina Bifida- Mylomeningocele in sacrococcygeal region. He has not received any treatment for this condition at this time.
Listed: Feb 2013
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Aaron is a shy little boy who always has a ready smile. He gets along well with others and is very energetic. Aaron loves playing with his toys especially if they are stuffed and fluffy toys. He is closest to his caretakers and enjoys playing with others. Aaron’s mental development is good and he knows to cooperate when putting on clothes. Aaron can crawl and can respond when speaking to him.

Zachary

Boy, Age: 11
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
congenital scoliosis, club feet and poor peripheral circulation of both lower limbs, right inguinal hernia, mild anemia
Listed: Jan 2014
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Zachary has good physical development, can walk with holding rails, mental development is normal, can speak simple language, can cooperate when dressing, can undress clothes. He is active, talkative, ready to smile, likes music, likes playing games, likes playing balls and can get along well with other kids in the same room.

Zach

Boy, Age: 13
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
Zach is an adorable boy diagnosed with mild cerebral palsy. His limb, intelligence, and language development is delayed compared to peers. Zach had some new medical testing done and the results indicate that it may be likely that he has Progressive Muscular Dystrophy and not Cerebral Palsy. A family should be prepared for that probable diagnosis.
Listed: Mar 2013
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From Zach’s host family (hosted December 2014)
Zach is a lovely 6-year-old boy and an absolute delight. He has a joyful and cheerful disposition, a sweet spirit, and an infectious smile. He is smart and resourceful in his interactions and playing. He enjoys playing with cars, dolls and animals, flying helicopters, and almost any mechanical objects. He enjoys playing pretend games, like pulling pretend luggage around the house and pretending to cook and serve us with play food, plates, cups, saucers, etc. He loves music and often sings as he goes about his day, and he’s been enjoying learning to play his new harmonica. He interacts well with other children: in our case with our 7- and 8-year-old daughters. He also has a good memory and surprised us by quickly learning things like where all of our dishes go and where we turn to get to our house. He has adapted so well to life in a family, and loves the bedtime rituals of bathing, brushing teeth, getting into his pajamas, and reading; but he also has an endearing habit of making sure the proper lights are turned off, doors are locked where they need to be, etc. He clearly is proud to show he can take on big-kid responsibilities. Zach has to work harder than most children to climb up steps and to get himself up off the floor. But he does navigate steps well, though he needs a boost at times getting into vans or other high places. In December, he was still able to walk normally, except that he has to be more careful than other kids in negotiating uneven surfaces, and steps. He doesn’t let this slow him down or limit his activities. On playgrounds, even with many unfamiliar children, he is not inhibited about climbing the equipment and riding down slides. He accepts help sometimes from us or from our children; other times he wants to show that he can do things alone even if it is harder for him. Zach can sometimes act like a much younger boy. He has a strong stubborn streak, which will sometimes manifest itself in a tantrum. Those tantrums did lessen over the weeks, however. He also enjoys being held, cuddled, and paid attention to and will come and say “Mama bao bao” when he wants to be picked up and carried. As our 7-year-old (without prompting from us) wrote in her journal, “Zach is the best boy I have ever met. He is cheerful and happy.” The medical evaluations we were able to do point to significant medical challenges ahead for Zach, and he will need a loving family to support him through those and ensure that he has the best care possible. Zach loves being a part of a family and will be a blessing and joy for whomever is lucky enough to adopt him.

Yanni

Boy, Age: 11
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Spina bifida
meningocele and tethered spinal cord (post-surgery), Achilles tendon surgery corrected
Listed: Aug 2015
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Yanni was born with a meningocele and tethered spinal cord and was abandoned when he was just two days old. Two weeks later, he had surgery to correct his meningocele and spinal cord and is doing well. Yanni also had surgery on his Achilles tendon. He now walks and runs, and even marched like a soldier when we visited his orphanage in late June. Yanni is potty trained but sometimes needs reminders when he’s tired. He counts to ten, knows his colors, and plays well with his foster mom’s grandson. Can he be your son?

Weston

Boy, Age: 12
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Listed: Nov 2013
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Weston is diagnosed as having CP and mastoiditis. Weston has delayed motion development. He came into care at 1.5 years of age. At that time, he could sit alone, but his muscular tension was low and his head control was bad. At the age of 4 years, he was receiving preschool education, could imitate drawing circles, recognized big and small, and knew left and right. Now he can wash his face and hands, eat independently, and can speak sentences of 7-8 words. He can read simple characters, communicate with people, and express his will. After the rehabilitation treatment, he can crawl, but still cannot stand and walk. His muscular tension is low, but his hand function is good. His hip joint and both lower limb joints were deformed and he is continuing to receive the rehabilitation treatment. Weston is gentle, quiet, and shy. He likes staying with familiar people going to class, playing with toys, and watching cartoon with kids. He likes expressing his thoughts and being praised.

Wendell

Boy, Age: 11
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Blind / VI
Abnormal development of the eye
Listed: May 2014
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Wendell is a very energetic little boy. His doctors say that he has an abnormal development on his eye (possibly leucoma) and he is a bit thin. Wendell has not ever had any serious illnesses but he is allergic to egg whites. Even though Wendell has vision complications, he can still walk while holding onto the wall. Wendell can listen for sounds to follow and can recognize familiar people’s voices. He is close with his caretakers and he likes to imitate what they say. Overall, Wendell is behind his peers in the orphanage, but he is working hard to try and catch up.

Warren

Boy, Age: 11
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Blind / VI
Blind and cleft palate
Listed: Nov 2011
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Update 2017: Warren’s Cleft palate was repaired in 2013. He is severely delayed — he doesn’t walk, talk, or play with other children. At 7 years old, he is only 19 pounds. He desperately needs the better care a family can bring.

When he was younger, he was in a private facility and was doing much better. Warren needs a family that has experience with vision issues, access to appropriate resources for vision impaired children and cleft lip and palate services and resources, and understands the social impact of blindness.

Warner

Boy, Age: 13
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Limb differences
Limb differences-hands and feet deformity
Listed: Nov 2014
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Warner is diagnosed with deformity of hands and feet. He has one toe on each foot and one finger on each hand, but he does not let that stop him from doing anything…he’s one amazing and resilient kid!

Warner’s file is outdated, so his current agency is trying to get an update. From his Oct. 2011 file: Warner has good common sense and can sing songs he sees on TV. He takes his quilt and goes to bed when the caretaker tells him to. He can play and eat with his hand holding the toy or bottle just like any other child, even if the toy is small. His intelligence and language development are normal. Warner likes imitating the grown-ups’ behaviors and he is curious about everything. Warner is described as a lovely character and as optimistic. He is an intelligent child who has great ability to learn new things and he is happy to play with others. His favorite thing to do was play in the ball pit. Look at all the things Warner can do! He is not going to let anything get in his way or stop him. Will you be the lucky family who makes Warner your son?

Victor

Boy, Age: 14
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Albinism
Cognitive Delays, Speech Delay, Albinism
Listed: Aug 2017
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Victor is an incredibly helpful and thoughtful 10 year old boy. Victor is living in an orphanage. This sweet boy is so sensitive to the needs and feelings of others. One of his favorite activities is playing on the slide, but if he sees a younger child at the orphanage waiting to go down the slide he will make sure that they get to go first.

Victor spent a short time living in a program home for children who are blind. He made great progress at this home. During this time, his caregivers reported that every day after school, Victor would help his teachers tidy up the classroom without being asked, then would sing the younger children to sleep with the songs he learned in school that day.

The agency is urgently seeking a family that is experienced in parenting children with trauma from hard places, and who can provide Victor with unconditional nurturing care so that he can heal and thrive as a cherished son.

Victor’s current agency is offering a $3000 reduction in fees.

Ty

Boy, Age: 11
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Blind / VI
Microtia, absence of iris (Aniridic keratopathy?)
Listed: Sep 2015
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Ty is a handsome little guy who will be 5 years old in September. He was found abandoned when he was about 4 months old. His initial exam at the orphanage discovered he has microtia affecting his right ear. Ty is able to hear. In fact, the orphanage staff reports his hearing is very good! Ty also has an absence of iris in both eyes. They have diagnosed him with cataracts, however, with the iris issue, he may have aniridic keratopathy. Ty’s file was done when he was 2 years old, and we are waiting for more recent info. At 2, he was climbing into and out of his crib, and loved to play with toys. Ty was imitating, and saying a few words. His receptive speech was very good. Ty (at 2) did not like to be alone. That is the one time he would be very sad, Ty needs a family…one with several kids would be great! That way, he would always have someone around to play with. No more loneliness! Ty is waiting for you!

Tripp

Boy, Age: 13
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Congenital Heart Defect
Arrhythmia, mental delays
Listed: Sep 2013
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Tripp is a bright boy who likes studying and playing with his classmates. He also likes music and dancing. He is growing up healthy and happy. He is a lovely child!!

Tobias

Boy, Age: 14
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Global developmental delays
Delayed mental development
Listed: Sep 2014
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Sweet Tobias was found abandoned at the approximate age of six. SIX..can you even imagine? Tobias has only been in the care of this orphanage for about a year and he recently turned seven years old. At the time he came into care, he was not communicating with anyone, was not potty trained, and had trouble dressing and undressing himself. Most likely a part of that had to do with his profound sadness of losing his family at that age. With the help of his caretakers, now he can look at books, use a spoon to eat independently, can tell the teacher when he needs to go to the bathroom, and he can cooperate with people when they help him get dressed. He sometimes likes to play with other children and he is currently receiving language rehabilitation. Tobias was sent to live in a foster family but attends the school in the orphanage during the daytime hours, where he plays games with the other children and the teacher.Tobias is introverted, but has a ready smile. He does not like to communicate with people. He can complete some simple instructions given by the teacher. He has no facial expression or reaction to strangers. A potential family should be open to speech and language delays. It’s hard to know how much of his needs are true needs versus issues from being abandoned at six at this point. What this child needs most is a family who is open to some unknowns and one who will love him unconditionally for who he is and what he can do!

Timmy

Boy, Age: 14
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Cerebral palsy and developmental delay
Listed: Sep 2014
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This little sweetheart is described as active, outgoing, and fairly restless. He gets along well with others in his orphanage but is closest to his caretakers. He loves to sing, play with blocks, and eat apples and eggs! Timmy has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy and is noted to have intellectual delays, but just look at that sweet smile! And with all of his energy and personality, he does not seem like the type to back away from the challenges that his diagnosis may bring! There is a video of him waving goodbye and blowing a kiss. Are you the family that will catch his kiss?

Tiger

Boy, Age: 12
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Blind / VI
glaucoma of both eyes; developmental delays
Listed: Sep 2013
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Tiger is active, restless, fond of playing with toys, and gets along well with others. He like to play games with adults and likes the toys that make sounds. Tiger likes to play with the skateboard and he is fond of taking part in outdoor activity with adults. Although, he cannot see, he can locate the direction of the sound and will reach out to find objects. Tiger is a great imitator of sounds and can communicate with short statements. He is able to answer “Tiger, where are you going?” by saying “take a bus, go shopping.” After he finishes his bath, he can say “so nice.” He has a good memory. When he went to the zoo with the school he could tell his foster parent the sound the tiger makes when it is walking and also the sound of the lion. Wouldn’t you love to hear all about the zoo animals from this little cutie

Thomas Quincy

Boy, Age: 13
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Cerebral palsy, decline in upper left muscle strength
Listed: Sep 2012
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Currently, Thomas is attending preschool. He can draw simple pictures and sing nursery rhymes. He also likes to play with the other children, and enjoys playing outdoors.

Thomas can go up and down stairs without help, and catches a ball thrown to him. He is described as active, restless, fond of imitating and playing with toys. He has a ready smile, and is fond of playing games.

Zeke

Boy, Age: 11
Country Code: LA-4
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Cerebral palsy
Listed: Sep 2011
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Zeke cannot sit and generally has very little control of his head, although he will lift it up occasionally. His overall muscle tone is low, but this has improved with therapy. Zeke cannot yet roll over, but can often be seen wiggling around and trying to accomplish this – if he can figure out what to do with his arm, he will be fine! Zeke is non-verbal, but expresses himself through happy noises or crying. He will likely require ongoing care his whole life.

From someone who works with him: Zeke is such a happy little guy. He loves to sit outside and watch the leaves blow in the wind. His eyes light up each time he is given attention. He loves to be held and even more loves to be tickled. Zeke has the cutest little dimples and a beautiful smile that can melt any ones heart! He is always in a good mood and very rarely cries. Even though his name was given to him recently, he already response to it! Zeke is a picky little guy and often requires special meals made for him as he doesn’t like what the other kids are having. He has only been here with us a short time, but has already touched many people’s lives. He is such a joy to be around and is loved dearly by his nannies, volunteers, and the other children! Zeke has very little control of his muscles. We are hopeful that with the right therapy he will improve in these areas.

Update Feb 2018: Getting to know Zeke is like unlocking a vault of hidden treasures. We have learned that he was picky about his food because even though he can chew, it’s a lot of work for him and he didn’t like having to put that much effort into every meal. Now when his food is blended he’ll eat pretty much anything! We had been figuring out what he wants by facial expressions and body language but his new special education teacher made him a board with yes/no buttons to press. He’s not always in the mood for it, but much of the time he can communicate well with this tool. It takes a lot of effort and concentration but he does have control of the movements in his right hand. We’ve also learned that in all his time in school over the years he has learned his letters and numbers. We are excited to see how he can continue to progress! With his board he has told us he doesn’t like his physical therapists because they make him work hard, but I think he knows it is helping him because he still goes without fussing.

Willow

Girl, Age: 15
Country Code: LA-4
Primary Diagnosis: Global developmental delays
unable to walk
Listed: Aug 2013
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When Willow arrived, she did not want others to touch her or be near her. However, with some attention and one-on-one time with staff, she began to trust others. While she is unable to walk, she has responded well to therapy which has focused on developing leg strength. She also participates in water therapy weekly.

Willow arrived at this orphanage in early February 2013. She loves music and loves to dance. She has responded well to the pre-school program taught at the orphanage. She has a bright smile and a contagious laugh. When visitors come, Willow is delighted to swing with them or go on walks in the neighborhood.

From a missionary who visited with her in 2013: ” I’ve met Willow! Seriously, this girl ALWAYS smiles. Whenever I would come near her she’d just grab my hand and grin at me. She wants to go exploring so bad, but she can’t walk. She would just point at stuff and grin at me to try to get me there. She is a sweetie pie. my roommate got to feed her lunch one day. She is a happy little girl who went from being scared of others near her to loving the attention! “