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Penelope

Girl, born 2013

Thoracic spina bifida with hydrocephalus
Congenital vertical talus deformity
Chronic tubulo-interstitial nephritis
mixed developmental disorder

Listed: June 2017

$112.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Annamaria

Girl, born 2004

Down Syndrome

 

 

*** AnnaMaria has received a $15,000 Older Child Grant! ***

Ellie

Girl, born 2013

 

Listed: May 2017

 

$1,123.20 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Jovie (L)

Girl: 2017

Listed: July 2018

Jovie was born 2017 and is HIV positive since birth. She is able to stand up, sit down, and walks if taken by a hand. She eats and sleeps well. Jovie receives medication two times per day as part of her antivirus treatment. Jovie smiles a lot when she is spoken to, adapts in new environments and gets involved in social interactions. She is very curious and evaluates objects in her environment. She pays attention to herself by pronouncing sounds and makes syllables. Jovie is active, very eager to communicate with people she knows and recognizes “her own people” from strangers. She likes to play with the other children and toys.

Valerie (L)

Girl: 2015

Diagnosis: Down Syndrome, heart murmur, astigmatism

Listed: July 2018

Valerie was born in 2015. She is a beautiful girl who is described as very gentle, loving and kind. Valerie‘s special needs are Down syndrome specific mixed developmental disorder, relaxation of the front side of the right diaphragm dome, hypermetropic astigmatism, low height, and a functional heart murmur. 

 

She is very eager to make contact with the caregivers, enjoys playing with the children in her group and always smiles when she is spoken to. She claps and answers when her name is called and loves to be held by her hands. She is getting more active, is interested in toys and can concentrate her attention for a long time on the object she is interested in. Valerie sits but does not yet stand or walk on her own. She has delays in all developmental areas.

$58.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Keane

Boy, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome

Keane is an adorable and kissable little fella! By 8 months of age, Keane was able to hold his head up while lying on his stomach, roll over on his own, follow moving objects with his eyes, and grasp toys near his hands.

Keane is described as quiet and full of smiles. He loves listening to music, playing with toys, and snuggling, especially the caretaker he is closest to. We sure hope Keane’s forever family sees him soon so they don’t miss out on too many more of his snuggles!

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There is a $1,500 agency grant for Keane’s adoption with his current adoption agency.

$0.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!

Jaycie

Girl, born 2009

moderate mental retardation
Cerebral Palsy
cross-eyes

She is a VERY good girl, she participates in all children activities, likes to be involved in different performances, recites poems, sings, is very active, helpful and friendly.

Needs a family asap!

 

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AUGUSTUS

Boy, born 2017

Down syndrome

Listed: April 2018

$22.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $22.50 from MACC donations!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!

Florence

Girl, born 2009

 

Listed: April 2018

 

$234.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Abigayle

Girl, born 2016

Down Syndrome
Atrial Septal Defect
Disorder of the Brain

Listed: April 2018

$9.70 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Cooper

Boy, born 2008

mixed developmental disorders
cardiopathy
phymosis
right cryptochidism

Listed: March 2018

 

ADOPTED!

Sophia (L)

Girl: 2014

Sophia has Down syndrome, specific mixed development disorder, suspected bilateral hearing nerve inflammation; anomaly of Tricuspid valve, I degree of Tricuspid valve not closing (no heart surgery or treatment necessary), hypermetric astigmatism.

Sophia adapts well in a new environment and is very easy going and loving. She initiates and keeps eye contact, smiles when spoken to, and is interested in toys. She puts toys in her mouth, plays with them making noise by hitting them on the table. Sophia sits well, crawls and goes from a sitting position to her knees but doesn’t stand yet. She quickly adapts in a new environment, is communicative, makes and keeps eye contact, involves herself into social play, is interested in herself in a mirror and has expressive emotions. She smiles when spoken to, laughs loudly when cuddled, speaks in syllables, but does not want to repeat sounds. The strong sides of Sophia‘s development are social adaptation, emotional expression and co-operation. Areas to work on include language, cognitive and motor development.

Sophia will require services by a speech therapist, occupational therapist, special education teacher, physical therapist, pediatric cardiologist, and a neurologist.

$22.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Fynn

Boy, born 2015

Down syndrome

New pic January 2017! 

Listed: Nov 2, 2016

 

$2,261.16 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Olivia

Girl, born 2007

Listed: Feb 2018

Olivia is endearing, imaginative, creative, silly, likes to make people laugh, and is full of contagious joy. She likes painting, coloring, jumping on the trampoline, and baby dolls. Always willing to participate in impromptu singing and dancing performances with the other girls in her home. She is enrolled in English speaking school. In the 2017 to 2018 school year she is in grade 1. She is behind where she should be due to a late start at school. She knows all her uppercase and lowercase letters and can count to 200 and can spell 1 to 20.

She can read short, easy sentences by sounding out each word and can spell some words up to 5 letters long. Her favorite color is red and she enjoys the occasional sweet treat for a snack. She can easily jump into play with the other girls in her home and likes to be center of attention. She is always excited to spin, jump, and climb but also enjoys watching movies and being read to. Olivia has the most beautiful smile.

Olivia has received a $10,000 Older Child Grant.

 

Clara

Girl, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Feb 2018

Clara is ready to play dress up!

Clara is a ray of sunshine in her orphanage. She is a cheerful little girl who is quick to smile and laugh. She loves dancing and blowing kisses to her favorite nannies. Making herself pretty by putting on her favorite dresses and doing her hair is one of her favorite activities. Social Clara is always ready for a good game of Hide and Seek.  Clara’s language development seems to be the area of biggest delay as she is not yet able to put multiple words together. She has strong comprehension skills and happily follows the directions that her nannies give her. She is an attentive little girl who learns new skills quickly.

Who is ready for a game of Hide and Seek? 1…2…3…

Families qualify for a $7,500 subsidy with Clara’s current agency.

$250.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Betsy

guardianangelbetsy-2016betsy-2016Girl, born late 2002
Slight mental delay, simple astigmatism

Listed: March 1, 2015

 

 

ADOPTED

Samuel

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Lydiah

Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Outgoing Lydiah is ready to play!

Lydiah is a happy and social little girl. She is happiest when she is playing blocks with one of the nannies or a little friend. Lydiah was born with Down syndrome and although her development is delayed, she is a determined little girl. She is walking and working on learning some skills like dressing. Lydiah loves music and is thrilled to have opportunities to clap and dance with the music. Her speech is delayed but she understands and follows many directions.

Are you ready to dance with Lydiah?

Families qualify for a $15,000 subsidy with her current agency!

$13.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Javier

Boy, born 2013

 

 

 

Listed: January 2018

$9.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Mychal

Boy, born 2013

 

Listed: January 2018

 

Sienna

Girl, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome; CHD (PFO)

 

 

Seamus

Boy, born 2017

Down Syndrome, atrial septal defect, other hydrocele

Listed: April 2017

Such a gift to have this baby listed at such a young age!

$22.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

 

 

Roger

Boy, born 2016

Down syndrome
atrial septal defect
other disorder of nervous system

 

Listed: May 2017

Sweet baby boy!!

$4.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Johnas #

Age: 2016

Diagnosis: Premature, Cerebral Palsy, Craniosynostosis

Listed: Dec. 2017

Johnas lives in an orphanage in Eastern Europe.  His diagnoses include:  Low weight at birth (prematurity 2nd degree); Infantile cerebral palsy (spastic quadric paresis); Mixed craniostenosis; Syndrome of the congenital anomalies affecting predominantly the facial area; Facial dysmorphism; Delay in the neuro-psychologial development.  His birth mother’s Wasserman test was positive however, Johnas is negative. 

Johnas started fixing his stare and reacting to sounds when he was 2 and a half months old. He started sitting independently when he was one year and two months old.  The support of his legs and the control of his head have improved. He can turn from his back to his belly. He can stand and sit independently by holding on to the bars of his crib. He can hold toys in his hands and tries to clap.

Johnas maintains eye contact and recognizes faces, sounds and the tone of speech.  He is not interested in activities/objects for a long period of time. His emotions are appropriate (cry, laugh, agitation).  He laughs out loud when teased and will imitate and pronounce combinations of sounds and syllables. Johnas interacts with the children and does not prefer one staff member over another. He likes music, toys, and watches the way they move, and he eats pureed food with a spoon.

Donations will not be accepted until a family is found for him.

Zane

Boy, born 2016

Kidney Agenesia

Listed: December 2017

Such a sweet beautiful boy!  Zane will be available in the beginning of 2018!

 

ADOPTED!

 

Audree

Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down’s syndrome; postoperative congenital heart disease(CHD) and postoperative umbilical hernia

Listed: November 2017

Audree’s caregivers say that she is a very cute girl who likes smiling, and that she is also very smart! Audree’s primary nanny is retiring in December and she’d love nothing more to know that Audree has a forever family coming for her! She hopes she’ll find a wonderful family who will have their heart melted like chocolate by this angel’s smile the same way it does for her every single day!

Video Available!

December 2017 Update:
Audree is healthy. She is not potty trained yet, as none of the kids work on potty training in First Hugs. The staff has not tried. She is very laid back and easy going. Once she knows you, she is quick to smile. Otherwise, she is wary. She loves her nanny fiercely, but shares her with others. Her nanny will be retiring at the end of the year. Yes, she is very well behaved and obedient! She is sweet and easy going. She cannot walk yet independently. She can pick up a ball. She needs a family and therapy to work on her walking. As for fine motor skills, she has no opportunity to color, but she can pick toys up. She is not attending school. She is super attached to one special nanny who adores her right back. You can even see the relationship in pictures. She will need a family to work more on social skills. She interacts with the nannies, but is happy just to watch the other kids. She is not taking any medications. She cannot feed herself yet, but we have not tried to teach her. She doesn’t know any English and is not aware of the concept of adoption. She loves to be with her nanny, with other people who connect with her, and to play with balls.

The agency has several videos available! There’s a $5000 grant available for Audree’s adoption through her current agency.

$108.90 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Suzy

Girl, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: November 2017

Suzy, just over 2.5 years old, was abandoned at about six months old. She is a cute, active, and outgoing girl who gets along with other children and has fun with them. She loves listening to music and playing musical toys, knitting wool, and playing with balls and small toys. She understands adults’ expressions, follows simple instructions, and expresses her needs. She can’t yet feed herself, speak words, or stand by herself or run, and doesn’t have bowel/bladder control, but she is described as only “slightly delayed” compared to other children her age. We are working to place Suzy through our Down Syndrome Initiative, where our entire agency fee is waived, and her orphanage is willing to reduce their donation from her adoptive family. Could this sweet girl with a ready smile be your daughter?

Suzy’s current agency has waived ALL AGENCY FEES!

Samantha (L)

Girl, born 2015

Diagnosis: Down Syndrome

Listed: September 2017

 

Samantha is an adorable two year old girl born with Down syndrome. The redness in her cheeks is caused by allergies.  She smiles and has started walking on her own. She copies everything others do and smiles constantly.

 

$15,067.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Sydney and Reagan

Girls, born 2016 – TWINS!
PRC
Sydney – esotropia; agenesis of the corpus callosum

Sydney and Reagan are precious twin girls born in February of 2016. Both girls were under the care of Love Without Boundaries’ healing home until just this month. They graduated and have moved into foster care sponsored by Love Without Boundaries.

Reagan is healthy and Sydney has more complex needs. Her file says esotropia and agenesis of the corpus callosum. She had a seizure when she was younger and was put on seizure meds. She has not had seizures since, but the medicine could be causing other problems. Sydney has significant delays and feeding issues. Reagan is now on target and doing well.

These beautiful girls need to be adopted together and need a family open to Sydney’s needs, including those unknown. Agency staff have met both Sydney and Reagan, and several pictures and videos are available. Please help us spread the word, as we know there is a wonderful family out there for this double blessing!

There is currently $14,000 in grants for their adoption with MAA, making the ‘agency fee’ portion just $2,000 total for both girls!

$4.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Neli #

 Girl: 2015

Diagnosis: congenital malformation syndrome, mainly related to abnormal height. Delayed physical, neurological and psychological development.

Neli resides in Eastern Europe and is approaching 2-years-old.  Neli was born with facial asymmetry, low-set ears, shorter left lower limb, muscle hypotonia and significant delay in neurological and psychological development.  Neli needs assistance when sitting up and cannot stand as she lacks leg support.  She does not speak syllables or “coo” and appears to have partial conductive hearing loss.  

Neli can build towers with blocks and manipulate small objects with help. She cannot write but can throw a small ball.  Neli will makes sounds when spoken to and follow simple commands however, it is difficult for her to pronounce many sounds.  She enjoys being with people but is content by herself.  Neli establishes eye contact, demonstrates her discontent, responds to smiles and sounds, and accepts comfort from a staff member.

Zadock #

Age: 4
Diagnosis: Down syndrome

Zadock was raised by his birth family the first 5 months of his life and then placed in an orphanage. After being placed in the orphanage, he underwent heart surgery to repair multiple intra ventricular defects. His heart has been checked annually since his surgery and is healthy at this time. He has no other physical health complications.

Zadock is making progress with his development. He is currently living in a group home setting and attending preschool. He can walk and run independently. He climbs up/down on furniture and can go up/down stairs with minimal assistance. He imitates gestures and actions, responds with excitement when he sees familiar adults, and enjoys interacting with both adults and peers. He follows basic instructions. He can say some simple words and imitates sounds. He can work wooden puzzles with minimal assistance, and can stack blocks after watching someone do it first. He will roll a ball back and forth with a peer or adult. He eats from a spoon and sleeps well at night.

Videos taken in October 2017 show him responding to simple instructions, and demonstrating pretend play skills by playing with a toy truck appropriately and pretending to cook and eat from a toy kitchen set. He is very social and interactive in the videos.

Photos and videos from October 2017 are available through the agency.

$18 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption.

Dolly

dolly-2017-2Girl, born Oct 2008dolly-2017 Mental delays,

anomaly innate of development of central nervous system and spinal hernia with lower paraplegia, cross- eye.  Chronic kidney infections (obstructive pyelonephritis, and congenital megaureter)

Listed: July 2013

New pics January 2017! Lots of new pics available!

From someone who met her, summer 2013:   This girl has my heart. I can not get her off my mind! I wish I was in a place to adopt or I would go get her. I really, really hope a family falls in love with her like I have! I got to kiss her and love on her for a little bit. No idea what she was saying to me but she gave the biggest smile- very photogenic. I can’t bear to think about her just sitting in the wheelchair and watching the other kids play!

$349.16 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Brynlee

Girl, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome

Brynlee has Down syndrome. She came into care when she was about eight months old, and joined a foster family when she was one and a half. She is closest to her foster mother. This cute girl can walk several steps and say a few words. She gets along well with others and likes playing outside and toys that make sounds. She claps her hands when she is happy.

$18.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Rosie

Girl, born February 2016
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: October 2017

Precious Rosie is an introverted, quiet, and beautiful baby girl. She is very close to her primary caretaker and loves cuddling and being held by her nanny. Rosie likes to play with toys that make sounds. At the time her file was prepared (November 2016), she could raise her head when lying on her stomach, but was not sitting or rolling over. She can track moving toys well and was making sounds at that time.

Rosie’s current agency has a $5000 grant available towards her adoption fees.

Molly

Girl, born June 2014
PRC
Down syndrome; postoperative repair of polydactyly of left hand

Molly goes to preschool class of the welfare institute to study.   She is very adorable; she is cheerful and active.  Molly likes to get close to people; like to follow the nanny to learning moves of dances.  Due to her Down syndrome, her development in all respects is delayed — she can understand what is said to her, and she can give some reaction.  Her language development is obviously delayed, except for some pronunciations and calling the nanny, she can speak no other language.

Molly likes to play toys and games; likes the familiar nanny to take her to play with peers.

Molly’s current agency has arranged for the orphanage to waive their fee!

$90.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Rhonda #48-38

Girl: 2012

Rhonda spent the first 4 years of her life extremely neglected in the home of her birth family. She was placed in foster care at age 4, where she has thrived. She has made rapid progress in all aspects of her development since being placed in the foster home. She is being raised in a bilingual family and can speak both languages. She started kindergarten and speech therapy in September 2017. She now speaks in 2-3 word sentences and her speech is clear. She feeds herself, and can properly use both a fork and spoon. She drinks from an open cup. She has established hygiene habits: she brushes her teeth, dresses and undresses alone, and uses the toilet independently. She likes to play with other children and she easily creates friendships. She likes to dance and to draw. She can sing songs that she’s learned in kindergarten. She recognizes and names animals, colors, and can count to 3. The team member that visited her to take photos and videos said that she was very polite and sweet. Her social worker believes that due to the rapid progress made in her foster home, she has the capacity to overcome the delays that she has as a result of her first 4 years of life.

Photos and videos from September 2017 are available through the agency.

B/c we only have her file for a short time, donations will not be able to be accepted until a family is found for her.

Josiah

Boy, born 2017

Down syndrome
heart condition (open oval window, pulmonic tricuspid regurgitation)
atrial septal defect
preterm
disorder of the lacrimal system
disorder of choroid

Listed: October 2017

$1,835.30 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!

Jeanette

Girl, born 2006
Blindness (total), prosthetic left eye.

Listed: October 2017

Jeanette can read braille at a grade 1 level. She can write on a brailler and a slate and stylus. She uses an abacus to do math including regrouping addition up to the hundreds place and subtraction. She knows how to type on a computer and is learning how to use screen reading software. She is very motivated by technology. She speaks fluently in Telugu and can converse in English. She is very comfortable moving around independently. She is very friendly with all the other girls and staff in her home.

Jeanette is curious about the world around her and is rarely slowed down by her blindness. She thrives with one on one attention. She loves to laugh. She used to attend a school for the blind in the community but the class sizes were very large and quality of teaching was poor, so she is currently being taught at home and is doing very well in a small setting. She is very bright. Jeanette has a lot of love to give and is sweet and endearing.

Jeanette has a $5000 agency grant offered by a specific grant.

*** I am eligible for an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds.  For more information, visit: Other Angels Older Child Grant ***

Barbara

Girl, born 2009

Other congenital malformation of the musculoskeletal system
Other cardiomyopathies
Papulosquamous disorder
Other specified diseases of gallbladder
Nephropathy

Listed: September 2017

$38.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!

Annie

Domestic foster care

Bruno

Boy, born 2002
Spina Bifida, after surgery

Very friendly, shying boy, not talkative, but smart.

Listed: September 2017

I600 a must be filed by July 2018; otherwise he will no longer be available for adoption!

It’s hard to say if he really wants to be adopted. I guess he has lots of fear before unknown country, people and culture.

But if he likes the people I believe he would be a good match to active family.

Bruno has received a $10,000 Older Child Grant.

Kayden

Boy, born 2011kayden-2016-2

Congenital malformation of the central nervous system, meningoradikulomyelocele,
internal hydrocephalus, low paraparesis, pelvic organs dysfunction (surgery on March 4, 2011), FAS, functional cardiopathy, congenital talipes paralyticus, testicles diminished function, mental delay, specific speech disorders, nystagmus, optic nerve atrophy

Listed: Nov 2015

From a family who knows him, November 2016:  “Kayden was transferred to the institution last month. He is so full of sunshine and does not belong here! He still drinks from a bottle, but our team is trying to teach him to eat from a spoon. He can sit up, but does not crawl or walk. Kayden loves people and easily engages when we talk to him. He makes great eye contact and has the best little giggle. He is ticklish too! We are hoping and praying for a family to come take him out while he still has light in his eyes.”

From a family who met him March 2018: I held tiny little Kayden! He is such a sweetheart and a tiny little lovebug! I couldn’t believe there was a child in the room he was lying so still and so quietly. I asked permission to pick him and was told yes, as soon as I held him he let out that adorable little giggle I had heard before in his Wide Awake video. Wish I had a video it is the cutest little giggle! He is such a happy baby boy. He clung to me, I had to pry him off to put him down, he wants out so badly. He also reached for the bars of the crib he wants to stand and just needs someone to help him and teach him! Kayden is technically not a baby but he is tiny, lighter than my 18 mo. old and desperately needs a Mama to hold him so he can grow. 

$2,542.60 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Eugene #

Boy:  2015

Diagnosis: Low birth weight (2250gr.)– internal and external hydrocephalus. Condition after surgery of spina bifida aperta. Poor paraplegia of lower limbs. Left ankle deformation.
Eugene is a  very sunny, radiant and positive boy. Currently he lives in a Home for medical and social care. He has made  improvements in his development. He is learning to go from one place to another independently.  Now Eugene uses his wheel chair and also crawl. He is  trying to learn myself to eat independently and to drink from cup. Eugene is  also trying to talk and can repeat words after an adult. He likes the company of other children and he  eats and sleeps very well.
b/c we only have his file for a short time, donations will not be accepted until a family is found for him.

Clare

Girl, born 2014
Down Syndrome

Listed: September 2017

What a cutie!!

She will be available in a couple of months (late 2017)!

$1,156.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Percy #

Boy: 2015

Diagnosis:  Down syndrome

Percy is sitting alone and tries to crawl.   Takes toys alone and plays with them.  He puts cube /small ball/ into box.  He recognizes his caregiver and is clam around children and known adults. He is uneasy, when he is outside around unknown people.

 

 

Kolby

Boy, born summer 2016
SE-Asia
Down syndrome

Listed: August 2017

This one year old boy was found at birth at the gate of his current care center. He loves playing with toys that make sounds, and he smiles often. He is described as quite sociable. Upon coming into care, he was found to have Down’s syndrome, atrial septal defect, anemia, and cytomegalovirus. He is said to have no health problems at this time. An adoptive family should have familiarity with Down syndrome.

 

Eddie

Boy, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: August 2017

Wide-eyed Eddie is curious and explores by rolling over in his crib and play mat. Eddie was born with Downs Syndrome and a heart defect. He was abandoned as a frail, thin baby who struggled with digestive issues. Under the loving care of his nannies, his eating has improved and he is clearly more comfortable and putting on a little chub. He sweetly comforts himself by sucking his thumb. At the age of a year and a half, Eddie’s developmental delays are fairly significant so it’s hard to predict how much he will catch up with the attention and services he needs.

There’s no doubt this little cutie will benefit greatly from joining a family!

Families qualify for a $7,500 subsidy through his current agency.

$202.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Emmaline

Girl, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome, congenital heart disease (ventricular septal defect) and malnutrition

Emmaline came into care when she was about two months old and has been living in the orphanage since that time. She was recently moved to a special unit in the orphanage where she can receive better care. Emmaline can sit on her own and crawl on her belly (see her video!). Occasionally she will also crawl on her hands and knees. She has good fine motor skills and can feed herself with a spoon and turn the pages of a book. She understands instructions like “give me the toy”, “hug me”, “wave goodbye”, and “clap hands”. She doesn’t say words yet, but is making sounds. Emmaline is a sweet little girl who raises her arms to be picked up when she sees her caregiver coming. She gets along well with her peers. If her toys are taken away she will cry until her caregivers come to hold her.

$400.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Garrett

Boy, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: July 2017

Garrett is a little boy filled with so much joy and kindness. He is sweet and has everyone in his apartment wrapped around his finger. Garrett loves to play with friends and walk outside. He can talk and easily communicate things in his native language, he also knows a few English phrases. Garrett does well in school and is always so intentional about learning in his foster home.

Garrett’s current agency is offering a $4000 grant to qualifying families.

$9.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Friedrich, Kurt, Liesl, Louisa, and Brigitta L5

Five siblings:   half-brother, born summer 2006;  brother, born summer 2009; sister, born spring 2011; sister, born spring 2012; and sister born spring 2013

Listed: July 2017

Friedrich has blue eyes and blonde hair. He finished 4th grade at school. The boy studies according to his abilities with a help of support activities. If he is not provoked for aggression, he is very thoughtful, diligent and precise in classes. He enjoys to play with Lego, likes to draw, make things from various materials, as well as he likes to sing and dance. The boy is nice and sincere by character, he is bonded to his siblings and he is always good to them, has never been aggressive towards them. The adopters should take into consideration that the boy’s behavior issues endanger himself and others around, as during the episodes of aggression the boy becomes affective and he is not able to calm down for a long period of time. Diagnosed with mixed disorder of behavior and emotions. He agrees to be adopted only together with his siblings.

Kurt has blue eyes and light color hair. He is quiet and sincere child. He likes various TV shows and enjoys playing various games outside. The boy has learning difficulties and he needs to study according to specialized curriculum. The boy attends speech therapist, sand therapy and he loves to attend modern dance classes. The boy wishes to sing in a choir because he likes to sing. He has difficulties with reading, but he is admirably hardworking, he works a lot additionally by himself as he wishes to gain recognition. The boy is bonded to his siblings. He is diagnosed with small stature and needs a consultation with an endocrinologist.

Liesl has blue eyes and blonde hair. The girl attends kindergarten, she gladly plays with other children, she likes to draw and sing. She is hard-working in the learning process, but she is not successful in many things, she finds it difficult to learn letters and do writing tasks, her attention is unstable. The girl may sometimes have urinary problems. She tries to put her belongings in order, is able to dress herself, she is friendly and sweet in communication with others. She is joyful by nature, although sometimes may be naughty, but it is possible to come to an agreement with her. The girl is close to her siblings, especially to the oldest half-brother. She is diagnosed with nocturnal enuresis and a behavior disorder.

Louisa has brown eyes and light color hair. The girl enjoys to play with other children, she colors, draws and sings. She has a good voice and she can keep the tune. The girl is diligent and hard-working, she helps the foster mother in the household jobs. She is friendly and sweet in communication with others. The girl is close to her siblings with whom she lives together, and she is happy to meet her other siblings (Fredrich and Liesl). She is diagnosed with a speech and language development delay.

Brigitta has brown eyes and brown hair. The girl enjoys to play with her siblings, with whom she lives together (Louisa and Kurt), towards other children she is more reserved. By character she is more naughty than Louisa, with difficulty obeys instructions, tends to argue, sometimes may be aggressive towards others, to get her way may even bite others. The girl likes to sing, to color coloring books, to make various hairstyles and to dress up. The girl is close to her siblings with whom she lives together, and she is happy to meet her other siblings (Fredrich and Liesl). She is diagnosed with a speech and language development delay.

All five children meet each other regularly, because the foster families are friends with each other. They celebrate together the children’s name days and birthdays, as well as participate in events for foster families.

$5,515.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Vikki

Girl, born 2017
Down syndrome

Vikki has beautiful, big brown eyes! She is a calm baby and will only fuss when she is hungry, sleepy or needs her diaper changed. She eats every four hours and will lift her head while her foster mother feeds and talks to her. She is beginning to smile, make babbling sounds, play with her hands, sucks on her fingers, and turn her head towards sounds. Vikki was born at 40 weeks gestation and has Down Syndrome.

 

CO-6

Valentine

Boy, born 2007

Listed: Feb 2014

From the family hosting Valentine in summer 2017:
Valentine is polite and affectionate, in an appropriate way. He is easy-going and gets along with everyone. He is gentle with our younger children (ages 5 years and almost a year old). He is athletic and likes to be active; he particularly enjoys soccer and jumping on our trampoline. He is observant and is a quick learner. He also has a silly streak and likes to make us laugh.

 

Valentine has received a $2400 Older Child Grant.

 

Chloe

Girl, age 6
Blind

Listed: June 2017

When Chloe came into care as a toddler, she was non-verbal and had little exposure to stimulation and affection. After being in her foster home, six-year-old Chloe is now speaking full sentences primarily in English, has good comprehension skills, eats on her own, dances, sings and laughs. She is known as a funny, social and bright little girl who is quickly learning braille, counting objects, knows the phonetic sound of most letters and can identify everyone in the home by their voice or smell. She was recently accepted into a private school that will continue to help her thrive and focus on learning more braille, help with independent skills related to blindness, and meeting more friends. She loves to make everyone laugh, enjoys being silly and is well liked by her peers. Despite being blind, Chloe walks around the home independently, walks up and down stairs, rides on a tricycle, and jumps on a trampoline. It is noted that she has such great potential as she absorbs everything around her.

$45.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Lily

Girl, age 13
Cerebral palsy; post-op club feet, strabismus (operated)

Listed: June 2017

Lily gets around by crawling, walking with support from an adult, or walking with her gait trainer. She receives physical therapy daily and is working to improve her walking. She loves dancing and attends dance class in the community.

Her communication is improving quickly and she is speaking in sentences, although it is hard for some people to understand her. She is intelligent and attends school, knows the alphabet, is learning to read, can type on the iPad, knows her colors, can count objects to 15, can do simple math problems, is potty trained, and feeds herself. She is just starting to sound out words when reading and can spell short words. She has great potential to learn if given the appropriate interventions. She builds strong attachments to her caregivers, getting sad when any adult she loves goes on vacation. She is a family girl at heart and adores the family she has in her group home, but longs for the stability that adoption would bring. She is beautiful inside and out and there is something very special about her. She loves to pray for her friends when they are sad or hurt. She likes to take care of the other children and particularly makes a point to include the kids who are less physically able than she is. She is very bright and has a deep desire to learn. She is an old soul and while she definitely has a silly, goofy side, she enjoys the company of adults. She longs to be adopted and asks frequently if a Mommy and Daddy are coming.

“Why hasn’t anyone chosen her? Don’t they know how amazing she is? Can’t they see how much joy she would bring to their family? Can’t they see that she is so much more than her cerebral palsy? That she is smart, she loves to laugh, she is gentle, and loves going to church. Her cerebral palsy doesn’t define her” – Lily’s foster mother

Lily has received a $5,000 Older Child Grant.

Shay #

Boy: 2016

Down Syndrome

Special needs:  Low birth weight. Down syndrome. Congenital cardiac malformation – many VSD – state after surgery treatment.

His muscle tone – hypotonic. Good head control. He turns from back to stomach, takes asymmetric elbow support. He has legs’ support corresponding to the calendar age. Catches with palms with left and right hands, puts hands together to the middle line but does not transfer a toy. The child listens to speech stimulation, decreasing his motor activity and looking in to the adult’s face. Actively traces bright objects into the four directions on 180 degrees. Emotionally responsive in the contact with the adult.

 

Marian #

Girl: 2010

Diagnosis: Disorder in psychological development, unspecified. Hypermetropia. Moderate mental retardation. Allergic dermatitis.

This sweet   girl resides in the foster family for last 2 years.   In the beginning of her placement into the foster family, she kept herself aside from the children, while now she definitely is looking for children and learning how to play with them.

She likes toys that move especially cars, but she also pays attention to musical and luminous toys. She also likes to swing, and she can sit on the cradle alone and keep herself. She likes to swing so much that she even laughs aloud while swinging. She moves freely into the space: walks, runs, goes down and upstairs – some of which are rather steep, she loves to slide, sits and stands up alone, crawls on both the ground and passes through a small tunnel, rises to her fingers, gives and picks up/takes toys, transfers from one hand to another, jumps, and spins around support.

The child attends public kindergarten/day care. There, for an hour every day, a resource teacher works with her! She can fully undress herself, but  she needs  some help to put her clothes on. She controls her physiological needs! She uses a normal toilet, not a pot. She loves the water very much and to take a bath. She loves to eat everything and she is not capricious to the food, chews normally. In the transition from the institution to the foster family, she first ate blend food.

She has potential for development but she still needs a lot of work with specialists. Definitely there is a positive change in the child’s development and behavior since she was placed into a foster family.

Tate

Boy, born 2016
Down syndrome & atrial septal defect

Hk-4

Tate is a lovely and cheerful boy waiting for his adoptive family. Other than Down Syndrome and an atrial septal defect, Tate is a healthy little boy. He loves to hold toys and makes sounds to react to people. He is also able to roll over on his own and lift his head by himself. He asks others’ attention by making “Ba Ba” sounds, and asks to be held by reaching out his both hands. Tate smiles and laughs a lot. He was the unwanted and unplanned third child of his parents who couldn’t accept his disability. A family that will love him and care for him is exactly what he needs.

$3,995.29 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Blaine

Boy, born 2009
PRC
Downs Syndrome, right cryptochordism,  inguinal hernia with  undescended testicle

Listed: May 2017

A family recently met sweet Blaine while adopting their son:  My son came home in December (2016) and talks non-stop about his friend. He talks about how this little one was nice to him, gave him food and shared his blanket, etc. He also talks about how mean the nannies are to this little boy. My son doesn’t have anything to say about anyone else there except they aren’t nice. Initially I took it with a grain of salt but there is another little girl adopted from there in the last year who has told her family the exact same thing. Can you imagine the heart on this little one? I adore him. I am more than willing to talk to anyone about him!

update: He has strong self-care skills!

Blaine is described by the other children from his SWI as sweet, kind, caring and helpful. Several children who are home now continue to speak about his kindness and hope that he finds a family soon. He is a gentle soul who is said to have “strong self-care abilities”. Everyone in his orphanage calls him, “good baby”. According to his SWI, he likes to communicate with people and is kind to people and he likes music and dancing. He is very tiny and was timid in person when several families met him. He patiently waited to see his little friend who had just been adopted. Blaine has Down syndrome, right cryptorchidism and a right inguinal hernia but is reported to be otherwise healthy. A family will be so blessed to add this treasure to their family!

$5,615.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Harper Grace

Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Harper came into care when she was less than a week old and joined a foster family in September 2015. She is close to her foster mother. She has Down Syndrome but is otherwise healthy. Harper can sit alone, crawl, and stand and walk with help. She imitates words and responds if you ask her to hand you her toy. She is described as an active, extroverted little girl with a ready smile.

Stella

stella-2016Girl, born 2010

Down syndrome

Listed: August 3, 2016

VIDEO:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSDRmbGeQds

 

From a family who met her in February 2017:  ” She is what would be considered “low functioning”. I would describe her as autistic, although autism is not listed in her chart. She is currently fed via tube inserted into her mouth to her stomach. She was sick with a flu type virus and sent to the hospital. Prior to that visit she was eating regularly by mouth. After a week at hospital being fed by tube she has had difficulties swallowing. She is small. The size of a thin two year old. She does gently reach for your hand and make some eye contact and interaction. She has VERY low tone and does not sit up on her own. She is gentle. She does not yell or cry according to nannies, she is gentle with other children and mainly keeps to herself. Playing with her hands.”

From a missionary who met her in December 2016:  “Strabismus. Low tone. Very cuddly and mushy! Can stand with some support. I showed them some therapy positions and exercises for them to do to get her to weight bear on her feet and I can tell that they have been doing it. Her nose and eyes were excessively yucky and I suspected that her hearing was impaired from fluid. I discussed it with her doctors and they were going to follow up on it. She makes sounds, no language. ‘Lower functioning’ (but I hate to say that). The orphanage workers love her and I think that is a problem in that they carry her about. She is in a baby house with typical peers. I believe with some medical attention and therapy she is capable of progressing.”

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  From May 15 through Dec 31, 2018, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

$7,054.60 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Stella has received a $5,000 Older Child Grant.

Harrison and Henry

Boy, born 2013 & Boy, born 2011

Listed May 22, 2017

Must be adopted together!

$13.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

 

DOMESTIC FOSTER CARE

Abbott

Boy, born 2013

Disorder of the Brain

 

 

ADOPTED!

Kyle

Boy, almost 3 years

FAS, microdeletion syndrome 15q13.3, facial dysmorphia, speech delay, hyperopia (wear glasses)

Listed: May 2017

This sweet boy is very energetic and friendly. He loves kisses and cuddles.

He was neglected by his biological mother and made a huge progress after his placement to a foster family. He attends a small preschool with 4-5 other children since September 2016 and enjoys it very much. His vocabulary enlarged and he can concentrate for a long time. He knows kids and caregivers names and has no problem with sharing toys. Everybody likes him and per his caregivers’ opinion he can be a leader in his group.

He has a good appetite but very fragile and petite. He can eat without help. He still wear diapers and learning how to use a potty. He likes to help cleaning the house and we have a video where you can see his energy and excitement of vacuuming the floor!

$18.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Robin

Boy, born fall 2015
Down syndrome, Hep C, anemia

Listed: May 11, 2017

Robin is a 1 ½ year old baby boy with Down syndrome. He has also been treated for Hep C and anemia. He has spikey black hair and large inquisitive eyes.

The agency has photos to share at the appropriate point in a family’s adoption process.

$45.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Marina

Girl, born summer 2012
Down syndrome

Listed: May 11, 2017

Marina is a cute and sociable 4 year old girl with Down Syndrome. She has straight, black hair and a shy smile. She’s described by her care takers as pleasant, she plays well with other children and can communicate with single words.

The agency has photos to share at the appropriate point in a family’s adoption process.

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  From May 15 through Dec 31, 2018, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

$45.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Cole #

Boy: 2015

Listed: 5/2017

Cole is 2 year old sunny boy, he is very sociable and loving who was prematurely born, Delayed neuro-psychological development.

Cerebral palsy spastic quadriparesis.  Estropia of the left eye. Horizontal nystagmus  There is no confirmed metabolism disorder.  Receives daily therapy.

He sleeps calm but sometimes he wakes up and wants to eat and after eating something small he falls to sleep again.

Since the last month he is able to walk and wants to go everywhere he is able and to explore the world around him. Cole really enjoys watching through the window especially if there are people outside.He vocalizes sound combinations; he is familiar with the objects from the surrounding environment. He knows that with the remote is used for switching on the TV, he knows the ball is for kicking, he knows where the music toys are.

 

Since he has started to walk he has very positive development, he is friendly and shows no aggression or self-aggression. He likes people to pay attention to him. Cole gets along well with the other children in the group.

 

Cole been developing very well in the last few months with a tendency to improve more and more. The therapy with the rehabilitator has very positive results for the child.

 

Gianna

Girl, born 2015

congenital hydrocephalus
tetralogy of fallot
congenital malformation of pulmonary artery
patent ductus arteriosus
congenital cerebral cysts
congenital malformation of corpus callosum

Listed: May 2017

She had heart surgery done recently and she started to make huge progress right after it.

$1,443.10 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Logan

Boy, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: April 2017

Outgoing Logan knows what he wants and isn’t afraid to let you know! He has a ready smile and loves to cuddle with his caretakers.

Logan loves eating his favorite foods, especially desserts. He likes interacting with the other children, swinging, and playing with balls. Logan has been diagnosed with Down syndrome. His heart has been tested and there are no current cardiac concerns. Logan is a very engaging and loving child who would do well with the loving care of a forever family!

$14,321 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Charity, Levi & Micah

Three siblings
CO-4

Listed: March 2017

Charity: age 12, good student, but 3 years behind in school as parents didn’t send her. Great memory. Perseverant.

Levi: age 9, Learning disabilities (already having to repeat a grade), untreated Strabismus – Ametropia Exotropia. He has language delays and is in speech therapy.

Micah: age 6, average student, in speech therapy but problems mild and disappearing.

$4.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Princess

Girl, age 12
CO-4

Listed March 2017

Princess is deaf. She does not have any assisted listening device. Currently, she reads lips, and knows some sign language (in her native language). She also has congenital torticollis. She does not have academic delays.

Princess has received a $10,000 Older Child Grant.

Lillian and Aston

lillian1

astonGirl, born 2015

Boy, born 2009
Spastic tetraparesis
He can walk by himself, can talk some, eats everything, strives at school

Listed: March 2017

They will be available fall 2017, and they must be adopted together.

$100.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Clio

guardianangelclioGirl, born 2012

Blindness, both eyes; Aphakia

Listed: Feb 2017

She needs a family ASAP!

$623.80 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

ADRIAN and ADRIANNA

adrianna

adrianBoy, born 2013
Autism

Girl, born 2012
Mild Autism
Adrianna talks, understands everything, communicates well with others.

 

Available fall 2017!

 

$63.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!