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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.

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!

Honor

Girl, born 2006
Craniofacial differences, skull defect with rib graft, has limited vision in right eye. Normal intellectual abilities and normal gross and fine motor abilities.

Listed: October 2017

Update January 2018:  Honor is proficient in reading and writing in English, learning simple algebra and is very self-driven in completing her school work. She is completely independent in self care. Speech is completely fluent/normal in her local language and very advanced in English. She often acts as a translator between the two languages. Her social skills are age appropriate and she has very positive relationships with the other children in her home. She has good attachments to those she is close with and is affectionate with hugs to people she loves. Her birth date was estimated when she was young, but she believes she is about 3 years older than the 2005 birth date given and she looks older than the age given. She is sensitive about her appearance and gets teased in school for the way she looks. Honor is very sociable and loves to bring her sense of humor into most of her conversations. She is positive, witty, energetic, fun-loving, a go-getter, and a hard worker. Honor is a natural born leader, gladly taking on new challenges and new opportunities whenever she is able. She likes to watch movies, jump on the trampoline, and make up games to play with the other children in her house.

*** Honor has received a $10,000 Older Child Grant ***

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 ***

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Dalton

Boy, born 2015

hydrocephalus;
disorder of the brain;
other pervasive developmental disorder;
other hydrocele

New picture, April 2019!

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Listed: July 26, 2016

$1,593.52 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Yia

Girl, born 2013
PRC
Down Syndrome, Heart disease, Spina Bifida

Listed: Sept 2017

This is Yia! She just turned 4 years old this year, and we are told she is doing very well. She has had surgery to treat her heart condition and spina bifida, and she recovered well after the procedures. Yia loves to interact with others and imitate actions. She is shy around strangers, but her nannies tell us she is smiley and happy around people she is familiar with. They say she is a little tom-boy who can be a little mischievous at times. The orphanage tells us her physical development is on par with her peers – she can walk, run, go up and down stairs, eat, and put on her shoes all on her own. It seems like nothing can hold Yia back! Please help this sweet girl find her forever family.

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

$1,102.65 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Caroline

Girl, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome; CHD

Listed: August 2017

Caroline is a beautiful little girl who turned four years old this summer. There is something missing though. There’s no gleam in her eyes and no smile on her face. Caroline needs a family to pour love into her and turn that sad little face into a happy one. Caroline has went through a lot without a family by her side- more than any child should have to. Caroline was born with Down syndrome and congenital heart defects – ASD, VSD, and PDA. In July of 2016, she had her ASD and VSD repaired and her PDA was closed.

Caroline is introverted, gentle, and will smile when she is feeling well. She likes listening to music. Caroline is afraid of strangers, but she does know the caretakers who take care of her and she is close with them. Caroline can sit alone and she likes sitting in the walker and moving around. She can call mom and dad and responds well to sounds around her. She is good at imitating adult’s actions and knows how to ask for objects. She can feed herself biscuits and can hold a bottle to drink milk. She is not a picky eater and her favorite foods are eggs, noodles, cakes, and steamed buns. Caroline likes when her caretakers hug and interact with her, but she doesn’t get as much attention and time to do things kids her age should be doing since she lives in a room full of children of various ages in cribs side by side. It’s our hope that she will find a family soon!

Caroline’s current agency is offering a $5000 grant towards her adoption fees.

$441.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Erin

Girl, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD, polydactylism

Listed: August 2017

Erin is a beautiful 20-month-old baby girl who is said to be easy-going and gentle. She is good at sitting on her own and likes to sit in the a skate cart or walker too. Erin is good at searching for the source of sound and she gets along well with everyone. Erin was born with Down Syndrome, a funnel chest, polydactylism of bilateral thumbs, and congenital heart defects- VSD and ASD. She has had surgery on her heart in October of 2016. After she was discharged at the end of October, she moved into Love Without Boundaries’ Healing Home. She is a good eater and sleeper. Agency staff has met her.  Erin’s beautiful smile will surely make every day more joyful. Please help us spread the word about Erin so we can find her a forever family soon!

$201.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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.

 

Wendel

Boy, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD

Listed: August 2017

Wendel is cute as a button! His happy, bright personality shines through in all of his photos and videos. Wendell does not have formal language skills yet, but he enjoys communicating with others through smiles, hugs, and some simple words, such as goodbye and coming. He recognizes his name when it is called and recognizes familiar people. He has a good understanding of social interactions and can show his emotions. Wendel can follow simple commands and has strong imitating ability.

The orphanage describes him as handsome, active, and extroverted. Wendel enjoys listening to music, playing games, and playing with toys, especially rag dolls. He gets along well with others and enjoys spending time with his peers. Wendell has quick reactions and is inquisitive; if an object is hidden he will search for it rather than be upset that it is gone. Wendel can crawl quickly and is beginning to walk. He can stand and walk with someone’s help or by holding onto a railing. He has good coordination and his motor skills are developing. The orphanage says that Wendel has strong adaptability. He does not yet have bowel or bladder control.

Wendel was abandoned at one month old. He was diagnosed with Down Syndrome and two congenital heart defects, an atrial septal defect and patent foramen ovale. The orphanage reports that both heart conditions have healed themselves and have sent tests and images from February, 2017 to show this. Wendel is also listed as having the cytomegalovirus (CMV) and a milk protein allergy. The orphanage says that he was never affected by CMV and that this is a mistake. We are unclear whether the listed milk protein allergy means that he is lactose intolerant or that he has PKU as he has certain PKU physical qualities and is getting low-protein milk powder and low-protein rice powder, but the orphanage denies that he has PKU. The agency has requested a PKU test to be sure.

ADOPTED!!!

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!

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.

Jenny

Girl, 6 years old
Down syndrome, CHD (post-op)
CO-5

Listed: June 2017

Jenny  is seven-years-old and known as a quiet and calm young girl. She can follow simple instructions, comprehends others, can generally stay in one place and shows affection to those she knows. Jenny is gaining strength and the ability to communicate through the various therapies she receives. She can use simple words and gestures to communicate her needs. She enjoys playing with musical instruments and is amused when she hears the sounds. She has Down Syndrome with a heart condition and it is reported that she is making significant progress in her development.

It is reported that Jenny receives therapies to support her speech and development. As a young child, Jenny underwent corrective surgery for a congenital heart condition and currently takes medication for hyperthyroidism and hypertension.  Jenny is in need of a family that can provide consistency, support, and a lifetime of love.

The agency has additional photos of Jenny for inquiring families. She is darling!

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  Through June 30, 2019, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

$2,482.30 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!

Rebecca

guardianangel Girl, born 2014
LA-E3
Down syndrome

Listed: April 2017

 

Rebecca has a diagnosis of Down syndrome, and has some cognitive delays. She has less muscle tone and strength than other children her age. She can walk well, but is a little wobbly at times. The physical therapist monitors her growth and works with her on exercises and activities to help strength her muscles and improve coordination.

We see improvements every day. Rebecca has transitioned from the baby home to the toddler home. She likes being one of the ‘big kids’ and can feed herself.

Rebecca has an infectious smile and the Tías love asking her for a hug because she will run and jump in their arms for a full body hug! She has a favorite doll with rosy cheeks that she takes with her everywhere, and shows her to everyone. Like any toddler, Rebecca dislikes broccoli. Unlike many toddlers, she does not like to be tickled, and gets angry if anyone tries to make her smile!

$15,351.94 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!

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.

Jayden

jayden1Boy, born 2016

Down syndrome

 

Oh sweet pea!!

$405.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Wregan

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wregan-1Girl, born 2012
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Dec 7, 2016

 

ADOPTED!!!

Wellington

wellington-2 wellingtonGirl, born July 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Dec 7, 2016

 

 

ADOPTED!!!

Bodey

BodeyBoy, born December 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: June 6, 2016

Bodey was found abandoned when he was around 3 months old. His weight has increased since entering the institute and at the time of his report he was 8 months old and his physical development was similar to his peers. Bodey could keep his head up when lying on his stomach, roll over, take off his socks, follow people around the room with his eyes and turn his head to look for an object. He expressed joy when being played with, held toys in his hands and played. Bodey would express happiness when seeing food! He was described as being extroverted, active and smiley. Bodey also enjoyed listening to music and being cuddled. Caretakers could stop his crying by picking him up and he responded actively to stimulation of new things and strangers.

UPDATE January 2018: At 2.5 years of age- he is a little ball of sunshine – very cheerful, happy, and active. So pleased whenever anyone pays attention to him. His smile radiates through his whole body. Occasionally he gets a flu, no other medical changes.

He can walk, doesn’t speak, he can make simple sounds, but his articulation is not clear. He can understand instructions given to him, he cannot go potty by himself, he can feed himself for some of the time but sometimes still needs help. He cannot dress himself, he can identify simple objects, he likes to play with toy cars and balls.

$1,301.80 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Drake

drakeBoy, born 2016
Down syndrome

What a chunky bundle of love!!

Listed: May 31, 2016

New pic Feb 2018!  Darling!

 

$2,067.50 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!

 

Dottie

dottieGirl, born 2011

FAS

Listed: April 2016

 

Adopted!

Braxton (L)

Boy, born May 2014
Down syndrome, specific mixed developmental disorder, average level of bronchial asthma, and an open arterial duct

Listed: March 1, 2016

Braxton is such a serious and adorable little boy!

 

Update 2018: 4 year old boy with Down syndrome, mixed specific development disorders, and asthma. His motor development is significantly delayed but he is more active in his environment than before. He walks holding someone’s hand and can take a few steps without help. He became more active once he got glasses. He plays with objects and is copying some simple actions with an adults help. He has a weak language understanding and does not know the objects in his environment. He doesn’t react to verbal instructions but smiles when is spoken to and loudly expresses his wishes. His expressive language is becoming more active. He loves to take a bath and play in a water.

Update from a family who met him in January 2019: He was a very small boy for his age. He came right to me after a few minutes of eye contact. He was so sweet. He can walk and crawl. He let me hold him and play. He is the oldest in his classroom and definitely isnt being pushed for his full potential which I believe is there! Definitely a sweetie who needs a mama ASAP!!!

Also he was doing wonderful with his glasses and understood what nannies were saying to him. Giggled when tickled. He was very smart when we went for a walk in the hall…he crawled down to his “favorite room” which was the music/movement room. He knew exactly where to go and that he wanted in 😉

Additional pictures & video available.

$3,883.39 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Joey

joey1Boy, born 2011

Mental delay, brain dysfunction, speech delay

Listed: February 1, 2016

Will be available September 2016!

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

$3,103.05 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!

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Kenzie

Girl, born 2015

Thoracic spina bifida with hydrocephalus;
Lumbar spina bifida with hydrocephalus;
Sacral spina bifida with hydrocephalus
Congenital heart defect: atrial septal defect;
other malformation of the tricuspid valve; heart failure

Look at that hair!  Adorable!  Precious baby girl!  What a gift to have her listed so young.

At the age of two days old, she was operated. Now the hole in her spinal column is closed, but she needs the second step, next surgery. Mentally she is developing normal, she can grab things, she does the baby talk, she makes eye contact, she cries very seldom.

$3,000.79 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Stanis

stanis

Boy, born 2010

severe intellectual disabilities, Epilepsy, Congenital hydrocephalus

Can’t wait to see a smile on his face!

ADOPTED!!

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

Jenni

jenniGirl, born 2010

Pierre Robin syndrome, slight mental delay

New picture (left) May 2017.

She had surgery for cleft palate. She doesn’t speak but snuffles. She congenitally has very low palate. She most likely will never talk normally.

Jenni has a 17-year-old brother that a family must be approved for, as well.

From a family who met her in August 2017:
Jenni is a sweet, very cute little girl with a lot of personality. She is bubbly and does talk (although we didn’t know what she was saying) and was quick to come to us and cry out for us to be her Mama and Papa. She is very small for her age. She was friends with our daughter but was transferred to an older class so we only saw her on our first visit. She is so ready to be in a family and we believe she would absolutely thrive!

VIDEO

$1,049.70 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Alex

AlexBoy, born December 1999

Moderate mental retardation, nonverbal, congenital malformation cleft of hard and soft palate, cleft lip (operation in February 2007).

 

Aaron

aaronaaron-2015Boy, born 2003
CP

Listed: August 4, 2010

Aaron was also previously listed as “Anderson”.

From a family who has met him many times:
This boy is absolutely exploding with energy. He’s really unsteady on his feet so he’s constantly roaming the halls half-running/half-falling. He loves to touch and craves physical contact. Sometimes we can get a glorious moment of quiet when he will just let us hold him and wrap our arms around him. He really does love that and it does wonders for his brain development. It’s just a matter of getting him still enough to realize he likes it!

He loves any kind of sensory play, like feeling the dirt outside and holding his hand under a running faucet. He likes to sit in a wheelchair and be pushed around, even though he doesn’t need a wheelchair! The best thing we can do for him is take him on walks. He likes to be outside so sometimes we just get him outside and follow wherever he leads. He doesn’t have any words, but when he gets excited he gives his signature shriek to let us know he’s excited. He needs a family who can provide him with a lot of structure. Right now he is constantly seeking sensory input, and getting into a lot of trouble doing that. We believe he would thrive within the structure and love of a family.

Aaron has received a $5,000 Older Child Grant.
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Mitch

30220154627Boy, born July 2003
Cerebral palsy, hemiplegia to the right

Listed: April 6, 2015

Mitch can walk.  He is mentally healthy and very, very much wants to be adopted and live in a family.

*** 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 ***

Felicity

Felicity (1)FelicityGirl, born February 2011Felicity (2)
PRC
Down syndrome

Updated April 2016:
Felicity is a very cute little girl, who warmed up to our staff quickly when they visited in April 2016. Another little girl put a crown on her head at the nanny’s request, which Felicity didn’t seem to mind! She is diagnosed with Down syndrome, as well as a heart murmur. She is able to walk and run well. Her speech is not always clear, but staff heard her say “mama” very clearly. Caregivers say it seems like she tries to put 2-3 words together, but they can’t always tell. She’s a very social little girl, who loves to be playing with other kids. A natural little leader, she can become loud trying to get the other children’s attention and get them to follow her! She follows basic directions, but isn’t receiving any formal teaching yet. When asked to point to parts of the face (eyes, ears, nose, mouth) she could do so. Our staff watched her put together duplo blocks very well!

There is a $4000 Child Grant that may be available to families through the agency.

*** Felicity has received a $5,000 Older Child Grant***

$20,600.66 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!

Clyde

clyde-2016Boy, born 2013
Down syndrome, HIV, disorder of brain, atopic dermatitis, torticollis, atrial septic defect, biliary tract issue

Sweet baby boy!

Listed: September 22, 2014

 

$10,252.44 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Finley and Fern

Boy, born September 2013
spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy; congenital pes planus; hearing loss, unspecified; optic atrophy; strabismus; other specified congenital malformation of the heart

Finley will be transferred end of August 2017!!
From a family that met them July 2017:
Finley is precious and has the most adorable dimples! He walks very well and we are told has recently made incredible progress! The nannies love him and say is very friendly and helpful, and especially enjoys helping to set the table. He is soft spoken, but communicates well. We adored him!
Fern is doing so well! We were told he has improved dramatically with a change in medication. His smile just lights up the room!
Updated pics, video and info 7/17!!

Fern:  Boy, born 2016
other specified congenital malformations, atrial septal defect, patent ductus arteriosis, laryngeal hypoplasia
congenital hydrophenosis, congenital vertical talus deformity, esotropia, vitamin deficiency, cytomegaloviral disease

This region often waives the 10-day-wait.

$365.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Brenden

brendenBrendenBoy, born July 2012
H-C
Hydrocephalus, spina bifida

Brenden is an absolute sweetheart. He has hydrocephalus and spina bifida and has had surgery for both. Brenden has limited movement in his lower body, but has already made some progress and can move his legs a little bit on his own. He is working on sitting up and is almost there. A visiting therapist thinks that, with braces and a walker, Brenden will be able to walk in the future. Brenden loves to play and chat and is starting to say several words. He is definitely a precious little guy!

Update Jan 2015:

Brenden is an absolute sweetheart. He has hydrocephalus and spina bifida and has had surgery for both. He also has sickle cell anemia. Brenden has limited movement in his lower body, but has already made some progress and can move his legs a little bit on his own. Brenden can sit up independently. A visiting therapist thinks that with braces and a walker, Brenden may be able to walk in the future. Brenden loves to play and is talking more every day. He also loves to sing and will often choose his favorites to sing with his foster family. He is definitely a precious little guy! 

 

$10.80 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Maddie

Maddie (2)

Maddie (1)Girl, born July 2010
PRC
Down syndrome, congenital heart defect (ASD)

Maddie is a clever child, curious about anything new and with a passion for life. She is somewhat introverted but will play with other children. She is a happy child who often asks her caregiver for a hug. She likes colorful toys as well as dolls.

$15,081 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

 

ERICH

Erich (1)

ADOPTED JUST IN TIME!!

ADOPTED JUST IN TIME!!

China

 

Pete

Peter

Silas (Pete) 2014

Silas (Pete) 2014

BULGARIA

ADOPTED BY THE WOOD FAMILY IN CANADA

Zeke

 

zeke (2)China

Posey

30417092736poseyGirl, born Nov 2008

Cerebral palsy, double hemiplegia with severe movement disorders, symptomatic epilepsy (frontal lobe, focal) with partial seizures with secondary generalization, significant mental delays, optic nerves atrophy.

Listed: April 17, 2013

This sweet girl needs a family to help her bloom!

It has been at least a year since Posey was transferred to the older child institution.

From a family who met her in late 2016:  Posey is a tiny, dainty little girl. She sometimes seems a bit cautious of her surroundings due to her vision impairment. Orphanages can be scary places. Posey is in the bedridden wing of her institution.  She was out in the open in a group of a few of the healthiest looking children. Sometimes when there are visitors to the orphanage this group is taken out of their beds and cribs. They are placed in wheelchairs in front of a TV in a main room. Since Posey was in this group I am REALLY hoping it will mean she is getting some extra food and attention.

My husband had a great time playing with her. She smiled and interacted with him. She seems to be completely blind, but she does turn her head to follow the sound of your voice. She held onto his fingers with her hands. I don’t know how much she can move in general because she is always laying down or rarely out in a chair like that. She would benefit SO much from therapy and medication to keep her muscles loose. He said she is absolutely beautiful, but we already knew that.

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

Tristan

tristan-2016tristan-2016Boy, born 2003

Probable FAS

Listed: February 22, 2013

New photo and video, July 2016!

Mental delays, but otherwise healthy.  Tristan’s younger sister was adopted by a different family, and his older sister has aged out. He is a very nice, capable, and curious boy!

From a missionary who has met him:  He wants a family! He is very tiny. He is a sweet loving kid. He can get very excited sometimes.

VIDEO: https://youtu.be/497DghZ51LY

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

EVERETT, OLSON and COLLEEN for the Enskat family — AL

Alina (Colleen) 2013

Alina (Colleen) 2013

enskatboys2013Ukraine
Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at www.ahousethatlovebuilt.blogspot.com

LANDON

UKRAINE