Anne #

Girl, Age: 1
Spina Bifida, hydrocephalus-shunt placed
Listed: Dec 2023
$225.00
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Anne is delayed in all aspects of her development. She recently began eating from a spoon, and the NG tube was able to be removed. She enjoys attention from staff. She smiles when caregivers speak to her. She reaches and grabs objects, but is not yet playing with toys.

Kylen #

Boy, Age: 2
Primary Diagnosis: Global developmental delays
Listed: Feb 2024
Diagnosis: Developmental delays
Kylen can independently sit up, crawl, and pull to a stand. He walks using a pull behind pediatric walker or by holding the hands of an adult. He is working on learning to walk independently. He is curious about his environment. He holds toys, moves them from hand to hand and explores them. His speech is not yet developed. He tries to imitate words and sounds from songs.

Kristy

Girl, Age: 14
Primary Diagnosis: Older Child
Listed: Feb 2024
**** I am eligible for a $500 Older Child Grant ****
Grant funds depend on available funding; the link above, shows the current available amount. To inquire about this child, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***
Together, we can journey towards a future where every child’s smile finds its forever home. Kristy,  has a positive attitude towards the adoption process is a testament to her resilience and strength. She needs to find her forever home soon before she ages out of the system. Despite facing challenges in her young life, she remains hopeful for a better future with a loving family. Her desire to have siblings highlights her need for companionship and a sense of belonging.Her love for animals is evident, and having pets would bring joy and comfort to her life.

Stephen #

Boy, Age: 14
Listed: Feb 2024
From birth until the age of ten he was deprived of any educational experiences. Since being placed with a foster family, he has learned to read and write, and he recently completed the sixth grade with high marks. His listed special needs are a mild mental delay; delays in the scholastic knowledge; and a low IQ.

There is information that the child’s grandmother and uncle had mental delay.

Stephen’s gross and fine motor skills are well-developed and coordinated.

He finds it easier to memorize, store and reproduce information related to his interests. He is able to interact with peers and adults by leading a dialogue but his vocabulary is not very rich. Stephen’s interests are related to drawing (arts) and cooking. He has formed daily and hygiene habits and self-service skills.

Stephen has overcome so much adversity and is thriving. He still needs a forever family.

Augustus #

Boy, Age: 5
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy, Hydrocephalus
Internal hydrocephalus: state after implantation of a VP-shunt; epilepsy; spastic quadriparesis; cortical blindness; delay in the neuro-psychic development
Listed: May 2022
$2,027.00
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Augustus was born full term, and was found that he has internal hydrocephalus; at the age of 4 months a liquid drainage valve system was implanted. The child lies in bed; he has spasticity in his limbs and his active and passive movements are limited. He depends completely on the care provided by adults. He receives kinesiotherapy. The child is subject to observation by a neurologist and by a neuro-surgeon.

The child’s lower and upper limbs are highly spastic and are with diffuse muscle hypotonia. His fine motor skills are not developed. He does not grasp a toy given to him. Atanas holds his hands bent in fists. He is seriously delayed in his psychomotor development. The boy reacts to tactile stimulation by adults. When teased, he does not smile. He is unable to interact with the other children. Atanas depends completely on the care provided by adults. He is fed by a bottle. From time to time he cries when given a shower. He sleeps well.

Brett #

Boy, Age: 9
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
Mental delays
Listed: Jul 2020
$751.50
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Brett lived with a foster family from birth to age 4. He did not attend preschool or receive any interventions during that time. The family was not experienced in how to work with him. He was placed in a small group home at 4 years old. He has thrived in this setting. He has learned many new skills and continues to make improvements in all aspects of his development. He communicates using words and simple sentences. He understands everything said to him and can answer basic questions. He takes care of all his personal hygiene independently (brushes his own teeth, hair, dresses/undresses himself, is toilet trained, etc). He can count to 10, recognize colors and shapes, work puzzles, say his name and age, and also say the names of the other children living in the home. The staff at the group home believe that his mental delays are mild and state that this is because he made such rapid progress once he was placed in the group home and began receiving instruction. The foster family had reported behavior issues, mainly an inability to concentrate. The staff reports no behavior problems and stated that he just needed attention and appropriate instruction. They describe him as very affectionate.

Stefi #

Boy, Age: 9
Listed: Feb 2024
$0.00
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Diagnosis: Spastic cerebral palsy; moderate mental delays; Congenital deformities of the foot.

Stefi uses a wheelchair for mobility. He can propel the wheelchair by himself. He tries to talk by making vocalizations to approximate words. He responds positively to attention and seeks out interactions with staff and the other children in his home. He enjoys playing with stuffed animals. He will push other children if they are playing with a toy he wants. He is completely dependent on an adult for all care tasks (feeding, toileting, dressing, etc).

Owen #

Boy, Age: 7
Primary Diagnosis: Epilepsy/ seizure disorder
Cognitive delays; epilepsy; Carrier of the thalassemia trait. Astigmatism. Hypermetropia. Cryptorchidism.
Listed: Jun 2022
$1,048.50
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Owen has established self-care skills: He can dress/undress himself, feed himself and is toilet trained. He talks in sentences using 3 or more words. His gross motor skills are well-developed. He can walk, run, go up and down stairs and climb. He participates in conversations, understands everything said to him, and answers questions. He has issues with articulation. He attends a day program where he is receiving academic instruction and therapies. He is interested in everything happening around him. He enjoys Montessori toys. He can string beads, nest items, sort by color, and manipulate items of different sizes. His memory skills are developed. He can recall and reproduce information.

Olivia

Girl, Age: 10
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Blind / VI
Microphthalmia, delays
Listed: Mar 2018
**** I am eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant ****
Grant funds depend on available funding; the link above, shows the current available amount!
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Olivia is an energetic, smiley, and beautiful little girl who likes listening to music and playing outside. She is especially close to her caregivers and loves to be cuddled and tickled by them. Olivia is diagnosed as having microphthalmia, which means that both of her eyes are very small and underdeveloped. She also has very low muscle tone. She is able to stand with support, but she can’t walk yet. Her caregivers have been working with her, but she still struggles to move independently. She can sit up for about 30 minutes, but she gets tired and often needs support. She knows her name, responds when called, and can follow simple instructions. She can make sounds like “ah,” but doesn’t say any words. She gets excited when her caregivers tell her it’s snack time or time to go play! Olivia has some feeding issues. She mainly eats soft foods like mashed vegetables. She has a hard time swallowing and needs food chopped up for her. She really likes to hold her bottle herself. Olivia is in a school program in her orphanage during the week days and lives with a foster family on the orphanage grounds the remainder of the time. Olivia is making progress, but what she needs most is a family who can provide her with love and therapies that are simply not available in her orphanage!

Olivia has a $500 agency grant, with her current adoption agency. Olivia needs a family with an approved home study to be able to hold her file or move forward with adopting her.

Lauren

Girl, Age: 11
Country Code: E-11
Region: Europe
Primary Diagnosis: Global developmental delays
Global Developmental Delay with Mild Intellectual Disability, as well as Mild Oppositional Defiant Disorder
Listed: Feb 2024
$0.00
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Lauren shines with a warmth that is immediately felt by everyone she meets. Her sweet and easy-going nature makes her quick to bond with both children and adults alike. An inquisitive soul, Lauren’s curious mind draws her to be a helping hand around the home, eagerly participating in day-to-day activities and showcasing a commendable level of independence in her daily routines.

Gifted with considerable communication abilities, Lauren also brings a touch of uniqueness through her passion for dance, expressing herself with joy and confidence in every hip-hop move. This lively interest in the arts highlights her outgoing and engaging personality, which endears her to both peers and adults.

While Lauren delights in being the center of attention and thrives in communal settings, like many children, she’s learning to channel her exuberant impulsivity into positive interactions. Her journey has been one of beautiful transformation. Through consistent support and exposure to stable role models, Lauren has made impressive strides in mastering self-regulation, although the support offered by her environment has its limitations.

The diligent teamwork of dedicated caregivers underlines the progress Lauren has made and underscores the need for continuity in nurturing her personal growth. Particularly crucial is the ongoing dialogue helping Lauren reconcile her emotions regarding her biological family background and shape her aspirations for the future.

Lauren dreams of being part of a forever family—a family eager to provide her with the love, stability, and support she deserves. A family that can offer her a unique place in their hearts and home, affirming her worth and fostering her continued growth, emotionally, socially, and academically.

Ames

Boy, Age: 8
Country Code: E-11
Region: Europe
Developmental challenges such as intellectual limitations, learning difficulties, linguistic delays, and special behaviors; maternal mental health issues
Listed: Feb 2024
$0.00
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Ames is a joyful youngster who displays notable independence for his age, showing advancement in managing personal responsibilities in spite of his cognitive development in areas such as language mastery, social dynamics, and self-regulation. Ames is progressing, revealing a promising trajectory.

His interests are as varied as they are engaging, ranging from the energetic spinning of beyblades to the strategic play of table football, and the creative assembly of Legos. A fondness for stories also defines him—he delights in listening, reading, and sharing tales with others.

Understanding and following rules come naturally to Ames when they are communicated clearly and applied consistently. He flourishes under positive reinforcement and thrives on routine, which helps him navigate his day with confidence. When faced with choices, he benefits from being offered two options to help enhance his decision-making skills.

Adaptable and responsive, Ames shows a commendable capacity for assessing situations; however, he does rely on adult guidance to navigate safely through his environment. Previously having not experienced a traditional family setting, he formed emotional attachments with his caregivers. Ames longs for what many take for granted—a loving family to call his own.

At his current developmental stage, it’s essential to tailor Ames’s transition towards adoption, ensuring the introduction to a potential family is mindful and gradual. Psychotherapeutic support has been assisting Ames in processing his hopes and feelings about family life, laying groundwork for his future relationships.

Korabell #

Girl, Age: 14
Primary Diagnosis: Older Child
**** I am eligible for a $500 Older Child Grant ****
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Korabell brings joy, love, and a warm presence to anyone lucky enough to meet her. She is a remarkable and expressive communicator, effortlessly leading engaging conversations. With her wonderful self-esteem, Korabell knows exactly what she wants and pursues her various interests with enthusiasm. She easily connects with both adults and peers, fostering positive relationships. When it comes to playtime, Korabell excels at immersing herself in story and character games, creating endless fun and adventure. Academically, she is thriving and has a particular passion for cooking. She is excelling in all subjects and faces no challenges in her educational journey. Korabell is reported to be physically clinically healthy, but struggles with trauma are inevitably a part of international adoption

Jolene #

Girl, Age: 14
Primary Diagnosis: Global developmental delays
Listed: Feb 2024
Diagnosis: Delays in all aspects of development
Lina has lived with a foster family since 2014. She is very attached to them.
Her fine motor skills are delayed. She has difficulty with writing, cutting and grasping objects. She speaks using single words and short phrases. She mispronounces sounds. She has difficulty making choices and decisions and relies on her foster parents for assistance with tasks. She has difficulty with social boundaries and often tries to hug strangers. She shows interest in other children and observes them, but has difficulty with following instructions or following rules with interacting with other children. She requires assistance with dressing. She can feed herself, but has to be monitored to ensure she doesn’t overeat. She is eager to help with household tasks, but struggles to complete them independently. She assists with cleaning the table, sweeping, and similar tasks.

Bowen #

Boy, Age: 5
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Congenital CMV infection. Central coordination disorder
Bowens’s muscles are very tight. When placed in a sitting position, he can sit “rigid”, with his legs outstretched in front of him. When he moves, he can not control his body (bend at the waist, catch himself, etc) and falls over. His movements are uncontrolled. The amount of vision he has is unknown. He does not follow light with his eyes.
Bowen lags behind in all aspects of his development. He makes sounds, but does not have any functional communication. He does not appear to understand what is said to him. He does respond positively to touch at times. His report indicates that he has difficulty accepting any type of change in his environment.

Sven #

Boy, Age: 5
Primary Diagnosis: Congenital Heart Defect
Diagnosis: Muscular hypotension. Cerebellar hypoplasia. congenital heart failure  – benign venous anomaly
Listed: Feb 2024
Sven walks independently with a slow gait. His fine motor skills are developed. He plays with toys, but not with their intended purpose. He does not initiate contact with other children and does not participate in cooperative play. He responds positively to familiar adults. He does not have any verbal communication and does not follow verbal directions. He is currently fed with a bottle. He cannot chew and will not accept the staff’s efforts to teach him to eat with a spoon. He requires full assistance for all care tasks.

Polly #

Girl, Age: 8
Primary Diagnosis: Autism
Listed: Feb 2023
$1,051.00
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Polly has been given a diagnosis of childhood Autism and is on several medications. She is now in a day program for children with disabilities and is receiving therapy services. As a result, she’s made progress in all aspects of her development. Polly speaks using simple words and small sentences. She understands everything said to her and can follow 2 and 3-step directions. She is able to express her wants and needs either through words or gestures. She asks questions. She learns new tasks best when a combination of verbal directions and visual demonstrations are used. She prefers playing alone and can play or work on a task for 10-15 minutes at a time uninterrupted. She plays appropriately with toys that interest her: coloring, building with blocks, kitchen/household toys (play kitchen, etc). She feeds herself with a spoon and drinks from an open cup. She’s toilet trained during the day, but still has some accidents when sleeping.

 

Update 2024: Polly now displays some self injurious behaviors.  They have seen improvements with the addition of multiple medications, but her behaviors can decline as the meds begin to wear off each day and before an additional dose can be given.

Finn

Boy, Age: 8
Country Code: LA-2
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
cognitive delays, cerebral palsy
Listed: Oct 2022
$37.35
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Finn is a beautiful boy who will need a special family to care for his medical needs. Agency staff met Finn in July of 2022; they can provide more info on Finn and his medical needs!

VIDEO:
https://vimeo.com/maaspecialkids/maa-finn1
Password: Adoptmaa

Now that Finn is 8, he has a $500 agency fee reduction for his adoption; Additional agency fee reductions may be available based on the adoptive family’s circumstances!

Maeve

Girl, Age: 6
Country Code: EE-2
Listed: Sep 2023
$0.00
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SN:  Moderate intellectual disability, Asperger’s syndrome, sensory hypersensitivity

Maeve is a six year old girl with moderate intellectual disability and Asperger’s syndrome. She attends a kindergarten where she receives therapy for movement, speech, and autism. She had disorders in speech, balance, and coordination. She gets anxious when on unstable ground. She has been making tremendous improvement lately. Maeve struggles with sensory hypersensitivity. She is capable of building relationships with her peers and caregivers.

Despite being able to communicate verbally, her speech used to be unclear, but lately it has improved tremendously. Recently, she has become more and more independent. Maeve stands out from the rest of the children at the orphanage.

Bennett

Boy, Age: 10
Country Code: LA-4
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
Listed: Aug 2019
**** I am eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant ****
Grant funds depend on available funding; the link above, shows the current available amount!
To inquire about this child, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***
Bennett is a very social child. Whenever he sees his friends, he eagerly greets them with a smile, a hug, and a “Happy Birthday!” He had hydrocephalus as an infant that was treated with a VP shunt. The shunt was later removed but he still has macrocephaly. He does have a history of seizures which are very well controlled by medication. He receives physical therapy twice a week and has made tremendous progress over the past several years.

He is fully mobile, can feed himself, and go to the bathroom independently. Bennett wears a helmet to protect his head. He has become fond of his helmet though because he can show off his headstand. You will often find him enjoying jumping on the trampoline, playing on the playground or going on a walk. He needs redirection often because he is always on the move. Although he is generally happy, he can get frustrated when people do not do what he wants to do or if he is being asked to do something he is not ready for.

Bennett’s favorite part of school is circle time because he likes to sing songs and answer ALL the questions even if his answer has nothing to do with what was asked. He understands and speaks English as well as his native language. He is known for reciting the four seasons in English quite well. At home, he loves to ask other people to dance and sing with him too. Bennett loves to make people smile!

Mimi and Micky

Sibling Group
Ages: 9, 14
Country Code: E-11
Region: Europe
Primary Diagnosis: Older Child
Listed: Feb 2024
**** I am eligible for a $500 Older Child Grant ****
Grant funds depend on available funding; the link above, shows the current available amount. To inquire about this child, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***
Have you considered adopting siblings?!

Meet Mimi & Micky! They are a delightful duo. Mimi, July 2009, our shining star who reminds us that a little shyness only adds to the charm! She is reported to be clinically healthy.

Her shy sparkle quickly turns to a dazzling ray in the comfort of good company. She’s the heart of our group, spreading joy and giggles with a sense of humor that’s as infectious as her enthusiasm. She has a heart of gold. Her warmth extends to the young ones she cherishes. She’s a caring older sister, always ready to wrap them in a hug or share a playful story.

Ever the social butterfly, she forms deep connections that last, crafting a tapestry of friendships wherever life takes her. It’s no surprise that in every circle, she’s that missing puzzle piece you didn’t know you needed until she arrived.

Meet her younger brother Micky, March, 2014 – a beacon of joy, with a smile just waiting to light up your life! This handsome young man might seem a tad shy at first, but give him a moment, and his true colors shine through, painting laughter and happiness wherever he goes.

Micky thrives in the company of peers, his imagination a treasure trove of fun and games. His spirit of camaraderie embodies a priceless joy that only a loving family can multiply. With football under his belt and his zest for cycling and digital adventures, Micky’s the perfect companion for active days and cozy family nights.

Rosa

Girl, Age: 15
Country Code: E-11
Region: Europe
Primary Diagnosis: Older Child
Listed: Jan 2024
**** I am eligible for a $500 Older Child Grant ****
Grant funds depend on available funding; the link above, shows the current available amount. To inquire about this child, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***
Rosa is a delightful and sociable child. She demonstrates exceptional socialization skills, effortlessly forming connections with peers and adults. She is a kind, respectful, and dedicated student with promising prospects. Rosa excels academically, showcasing a strong commitment and enthusiasm for learning. In terms of her relationships within her school and classmates, there are no concerns to mention. She effectively communicates her emotions and expresses her needs when interacting with others. Rosa displays remarkable socialization skills, effortlessly forging bonds with peers and adults. On a social level, Rosa is at ease in interpersonal relationships, consistently exhibiting a high level of pro-social behavior. The act of being internationally adopted will create some trauma she’ll need support with.

Micah, Madelyn, Melanie, Morgan, & Mathias

Sibling Group
Ages: 16, 14, 9, 8, 5
Country Code: LA-2
Micah: No special needs, but the oldest – needs to be adopted with his younger siblings, prior to age 18, or he can’t be adopted.
Madelyn: Anemia
Melanie: ORTHOPEDICS begins management of clubfoot with the PONSETI method. Management with immobilizations change weekly until April 2022 when they perform surgical management. In February 2023 orthopedics made a diagnosis of right residual Cavus
Morgan: Mild cognitive delay- learning disorder; Language delays; ADD suspected
Mathias: Flat feet
Listed: Dec 2023
**** I am eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant ****
Grant funds depend on available funding; the link above, shows the current available amount!
To inquire about this child, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***
These loving siblings are waiting for a family of their own! Contact the listing agency to learn more about this beautiful sibling group of five!

This sibling group is doing very well and are a very tight sibling group! Agency staff met them in August of 2023 and loved them! They also participated in winter hosting via another agency, and we’ve been told that they would do well in a family with other children around their ages.

** Micah, the eldest, is an easy-going boy. He has many friends and gets along very well with everyone. He is calm and kind.

** Madelyn loves her siblings and her friends. She is very sweet and has good manners. She would benefit from wearing glasses, however, she does not like to wear them. She tends to take on a caregiver role with her siblings.

** Melanie is very resilient. She was diagnosed with club foot in both legs. She has had many surgeries and is now wearing braces. She walks well and does not need the second surgery they thought they would have to do. Our staff saw her walking in person. She is a sweet girl who loves to play.

** Morgan is a very affectionate little girl. She loves puzzles. She works hard to keep up with her older siblings! Morgan has some cognitive delays and is the child who has the most needs out of all five of the kids.

** Mathias is an adorable little boy. He is very affectionate and loves on everyone he meets. He also loves to play.

We love seeing their smiling faces and hope their forever family see them soon. Mathias, Morgan, Melanie, Madelyn and Micah are loving siblings waiting for a family of their own! We’re really hoping to find a special family open to adopting all five of these kids together!

There is a $2,000 agency fee reduction for Mathias, Morgan, Melanie, Madelyn, and Micah’s adoption with the current listing agency. Additional agency fee reductions may be available from the agency, based on the adoptive family’s circumstances.

Merl #

Boy, Age: 9
Primary Diagnosis: Spina bifida
Listed: Oct 2023
$36.00
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Merl was moved to a group home in late 2022 and began attending school.

He can sit independently and crawls using his upper body. He independently navigate his environment in a wheelchair. Since having the opportunity to attend school, he has begun to process in his development. He is beginning to “catch up” to same age peers in several areas. He talks very well and understands what is said to him. He is described as, “positive, lively, sociable, compassionate, caring, and considerate to others.” He enjoys listening to music. He can navigate a tablet independently. He enjoys being around other children and being outside. He can name his friends and shows empathy toward the children with more severe disabilities that live in the home with him. He seeks out attention from adults. His report notes that he currently lives in two “different worlds”, as he attends school where he is exposed to a stimulating environment full of peers he can converse and interact with, but he resides in a group home where all the other children have much more significant disabilities.

Otto #

Boy, Age: 6
Listed: Oct 2023
$0.00
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He was born 3 months prematurely and spent one month hospitalized and one month in a center before being released to his family’s care.

In March 2022, an emergency call was received, and Otto was taken to the hospital. Life-saving measures were required. He was blue and had to be aspirated. He was severely malnourished and anemic. His legs and hands were frostbitten and necrotic and amputations had to be performed. He remained hospitalized for a month and then was released to the Center.

The child has amputated lower limbs below the knees. He is in the process of learning to walk with prostheses and with the help of a walker. He mainly moves in space on his knees and by crawling. In the way of kneeling and with his hands, he skillfully climbs on surfaces of different heights. The child does not have four fingers on his right hand, but he reaches and grabs larger objects with the help of his thumb, he has a tweezer grip with his left hand. He likes personal attention from an adult and expresses pleasure by smiling and laughing when teased. There are no indications of aggressive behavior.

Passive part of speech – does not understand, does not follow commands and instructions, does not address by name. Active part of speech – no meaningful word, does not form a sentence. Does not interact with peers.
Expresses pleasure (by smiling, laughing) only to a very familiar adult.
The primary wounds have healed. Prostheses are put on for several hours so that he can get used to them and accept them. He is put in a walker for about 4-5 hours. Moderate mental retardation. Condition after severe protein calorie malnutrition. He likes classes with a teacher, speech therapist, and music therapist.

The child lags behind developmentally; he does not speak. There is a need for complex rehabilitation – speech therapist, pedagogue, rehabilitator, and timely replacement of prostheses with growth. Team monitoring of the child’s health, physical and neuro-psychological development continues.

Josie #

Girl, Age: 6
Primary Diagnosis: Congenital Heart Defect
 Cornelia de Lange syndrome. Congenital heart malformation – high-degree pulmonary stenosis, atrial septal defect II type; Condition following balloon angiovalvuloplasty;
Listed: Mar 2023
$1,840.00
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Family history: mother with thalassemia minor 

Josie currently lives in a group home. She is very small for her age. She can turn from her back to her stomach. She tracks objects with her eyes and reacts with smiles and positive movements/expressions when an adult interact with her.  

Christian

Boy, Age: 4
Country Code: LA-4
Cerebral Palsy, history of Epilepsy, possible visual impairment
Listed: Dec 2023
$2,548.00
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Christian is a handsome boy, calm and very adorable with his beautiful smile. He often falls asleep. He is sensitive to noise. He jumps and cries when he is picked up to change position. Nevertheless, he likes to listen to music, he likes to be rocked and he likes when people communicate with him.

At school, he progresses slowly with his sensory exercises which he likes and are helping him to stay awake longer than before. In therapy, he works on functional mobility, which helps him raise his hand to touch an object. He has consistently shown slight improvement in engagement with increased stimuli. He is responding more to toys and people by raising his head, laughing, smiling, and keeping his eyes open.

Roric #

Boy, Age: 3
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Listed: Jan 2024
$20.00
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Roric was born prematurely with low birth weight. He resides with a foster family. He has cerebral palsy which mainly affects his legs. He can stand and step to the side but cannot walk independently. He is very attached to his foster parent and is easily comforted by her if upset. His speech is delayed but he knows several words in Turkish and can understand many phrases spoken to him. He tries to eat independently. He works with a psychologist, speech therapist and Montessori specialist to develop speech and cognitive skills. He plays with toys but has difficulty grasping small objects. He likes bath time. He has a good appetite and sleeps well.

Nelly #

Girl, Age: 4
Primary Diagnosis: Global developmental delays
Listed: Jan 2024
$115.00
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Diagnosis: Developmental delays
Nelly began attending a therapeutic program in early 2023 where she receives therapy and work with a psychologist on all aspects of her development. She also attends classes with her foster mother in a family group, for the parents to learn to work with Nelly on skills at home. The foster mother reports that Nelly has made significant progress since attending the program and is continuing to learn new skills and improve on areas of delay.
Nelly wears prescription glasses due a diagnosis of nearsightedness. She can walk, squat, climb, etc. She gets on a tricycle and other riding toys and pushes them with her feet. She is working on learning to pedal the tricycle. She has not yet mastered jumping and hoping, but she is receiving therapy for motor skills and making progress in gross motor skills. Her fine motor skills are also developing. She can assemble 2 piece items, build a tower, and put parts in a box, uses a spoon to scoop objects and move them from one bowl to another, strings beans, uses a pincer grasp to pick up small objects, and hangs doll clothes on a hanger. She’s working with a therapist on her cutting skills.
Nelly learns best in a controlled environment. She is easily distracted. She recreates actions she has observed such as wrapping a doll in a blanket, feeding a doll, mimics talking on a phone, etc. She follows simple directions. Her speech is delayed. She can say a few simple words and tries to mimic words when working with the speech therapist. She gestures for “hello”, “goodbye” and will give high 5’s. She will lead an adult to an object or activity she wants. She has emotional bonds with familiar adults. She is doing better at interacting with other children. She observes them and tries to follow along and imitate what they’re doing.

Izaiah #

Boy, Age: 2
Listed: Jan 2024
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Diagnosis: Diagnosis: CCFDN syndrome, which includes: congenital bilateral cataracts, facial dimorphism, psychomotor developmental delay, decreased muscle tone and peripheral neuropathy, internal hydrocephalus which does not require neurosurgical treatment at this stage.

Izaiah is now living in a foster family and is receiving physical therapy at a rehabilitation center three days a week. The foster family reports that they are seeing major improvements in his motor skills now that he is receiving support and intervention services. His foster mother reports that he can pull himself up to a standing position using support (example: laying down in the crib and pulls to stand by holding on to the side of the crib). His physical therapist stated that he is making “visible progress” and should soon be independently walking. Izaiah has had surgeries for cataracts in both eyes (2 on the right and one on the left). It is believed he has limited vision from his left eye. He has a diagnosis of internal hydrocephalus, however, his foster mother reports that he was recently seen again by neurology and the diagnosis was dropped. Izaiah understands what is said to him. He smiles and makes eye contact. He says a few single words and also uses gestures and facial expressions to communicate. When asked how old he is he shows two fingers. He is beginning to indicate when he needs to use the restroom, but is still wearing diaper. He holds items in his hands and explores them. He plays with toys and participates in games. He shows an interest in other children.

Eamon #

Boy, Age: 6
Primary Diagnosis: Congenital Heart Defect
Diagnosis: Polymalformative syndrome. Neurofibromatosis type I (benign). congenital heart failure  – severe membrane-type subaortic stenosis; mild aortic insufficiency; left ventricular hypertrophy. Condition after surgical treatment. Congenital laryngeal stridor – omega epiglottis. Chronic tonsillar hypertrophy.  
Listed: Jan 2024
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Diagnosis: Polymalformative syndrome. Neurofibromatosis type I (benign). congenital heart failure  – severe membrane-type subaortic stenosis; mild aortic insufficiency; left ventricular hypertrophy. Condition after surgical treatment. Congenital laryngeal stridor – omega epiglottis. Chronic tonsillar hypertrophy.

Eamon had heart surgery in October 2023 to repair his heart.

Eamon has age appropriate gross motor skills. His fine motor skills are also well developed. He can draw a sun, man and a tree upon request. He can name all of the children in his group and also knows the name of all the staff that works at the orphanage. He engages in role playing games. He helps with the younger children in his group. He performs “chores”: brings items to staff ,wipes up surfaces, fills containers, etc. He understands object permanence. He matches nouns to objects. He watches children’s movies and asks appropriate questions. He memorizes songs and nursery rhythms. Identifies animals and the sounds they make. He can county to 12. He understands cause/effect relationships and plays symbolic games such as hide and seek. He can engage in a reciprocal conversation. He will ask questions and waits for an answer. He can identify parts of the body.

Leonard

Boy, Age: 12
Country Code: Africa-1
Region: Africa
Primary Diagnosis: Epilepsy/ seizure disorder
Autism and Epilepsy
Listed: Jul 2020
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Leonard is one of the most clever boys you could ever meet. Although he’s non-verbal in conversations he often sings his favorite songs out loud for everyone to hear. His favorite toys include tennis shoes, books, and anything that spins! He also loves any sort of sensory experience, such as playing in the dirt looking at moving lights, and swinging. Leonard is not difficult to please. He finds joy in all the small moments in life. His favorite days are water days. He could truly sit in the kiddie pools for hours! He loves splashing and experimenting with how the water moves. Leonard is so much fun to play with and be around.

Leonard is gaining more independence everyday. He can eat, walk, and use the bathroom on his own. He has many ways of communicating what he wants using gestures, verbal sounds, and expressions or body language. Leonard is almost never sad or unhappy. His laugh can be heard even in another room, his joy is truly contagious. When he gets to know you Leonard can be very affectionate. He loves to hold hands or lay in your lap. He might also take your hand to show you he wants his head or back rubbed. He knows how to seek out his favorite people, forming clear attachments to those he loves. Leonard would absolutely thrive with the consistency of a forever family who can love him fully and keep him safe always.

Praise

Boy, Age: 10
Country Code: Africa-1
Region: Africa
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Cerebral Palsy and Global Developmental Delay
Listed: Jul 2020
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Praise is a sweet boy with lots of love to give! His story is sure to touch your heart! He adores his caregivers and has been very responsive to the therapy he has received so far. He has been diagnosed with global developmental delay, but has made great strides in his health and development since his arrival at the baby home. The changes in him are nothing short of praiseworthy! It is clear that with the love of a family and continued therapy, Praise will thrive in life. Could you give this precious boy all the love and care he deserves?

Anthony

Boy, Age: 14
Country Code: Africa-1
Region: Africa
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Cerebral Palsy, Microcephaly, Epilepsy, Left Hemiplegia/Visual Impairment
Listed: Jul 2020
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Anthony has been waiting for a family for a long time. Despite his Cerebral Palsy and Epilepsy he loves to get out of his wheelchair and stretch out on the floor or bed. He is good at moving himself into silly positions, often falling asleep in the funniest ones! Anthony’s favorite toys are those with lights. He loves all colors of lights and often finds them around the room during school. He also enjoys music or being outdoors. Anthony enjoys having people he knows near him, and will often find them and initiate affection with his hand or head.

Anthony has the best smile, but only shows it when he’s truly happy. This might be while he’s being tickled or comforted, during a favorite song, or while feeling the breeze on his face. He has many ways of communicating, such as laughing, crying, and making lots of facial expressions. Anthony is not one to hide how he feels! Anthony would benefit from a family who can care for all his needs, especially as he grows bigger. He’ll bring a sense of love and joy to any household!

Joplin, Jake, Jewel and Jillian

Sibling Group
Ages: 13, 8, 7, 5
Country Code: Asia.2
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: ADHD, Global developmental delays
Osteoporosis
Listed: Dec 2022
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If you’ve always imagined yourself surrounded by laughter, hugs, the pitter patter of little (and not so little) feet, and, if we’re being honest, noise, you’ll want to check out Joplin, Jake, Jewel, and Jillian.  They are a precious sibling set of 4 who need a family ready for the adventure and joys of raising a large family.

Joplin is an amazing 11 year old who is described as optimistic and persistent.  He likes Legos and dinosaurs and plays basketball and occasionally hockey.  His favorite subjects are Science and Mandarin.  He has ADHD and is on medication to control it.

8 year old Jake is lively, cheerful, whimsical, laugh-loving, smart, and creative.  Cars, building blocks, and drawing are among his favorite things to do.  Jake also takes medication to help with his ADHD.

Jewel is a creative 6 year old who puts 50-60 piece puzzles together and likes building blocks.  She is comfortable meeting new people and has a smile that will melt your heart!

Sweet Jillian is 4 years old and a total snugglebunny.  She likes dress-up, listening to music, and dancing.  She’s a great learner and has good oral expression.

Parenting a large family is a beautiful, rewarding, and sometimes messy challenge and these 4 siblings will need parents who can walk with them through the hard places they come from and help them reacclimate to living together again.

Ozzie #

Boy, Age: 10
Primary Diagnosis: Genetic Condition (non-DS)
Coffin-Lowry Syndrome
Listed: Mar 2021
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Ozzie has decreased muscle tone. He can’t walk, but has recently started standing up in his crib with support. He smiles and has positive emotions when interacting with adults and when he is with the other children. He pronounces combinations of sounds. He laughs when playing peek-a-boo.

*There is an older child that is believed to be Ozzie’s older brother. However, they are NOT listed as needing to be adopted together. The other child is listed as Ollie.

Dorie, Nathan, Iggie

Sibling Group
Ages: 10, 8, 7
Country Code: EE-2
Primary Diagnosis: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
FAS, Abuse, Neglect
Listed: Sep 2021
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Dorie: The girl has a poor vocabulary, and therefore difficulties with understanding. She is active in words, conducts a dialogue, makes a simple description, but her statements are simplified and not always logical. Speech defect (interdental). She is an active child, shows great curiosity and wants to attract attention. She is willing to play and imitate but is less fond of organized games and has difficulty concentrating, as well as controlling and planning his activities.  She shows a bond with her siblings, especially her brother Nathan.

Nathan: Strong motor skills – correct for age. Walks, runs, overcomes obstacles. He participates in games, wants to attract attention and is upper active. Perception and hand-eye coordination – within the normal range for age. The boy notices details, differentiates shapes and colors. Recognizes pictures, selects pairs. He connects the pictures. He places the blocks in the holes of the puzzle. Builds block structures – simple and complex at the age level. Slight speech delay. Social behavior and emotional zone – age appropriate. There is a great need for a relationship, attention and contact. Sometimes he is too impulsive and reacts hypersensitive.

Iggie: Low birth weight,  FAS
Strong motor skills – the boy walks independently, runs, overcomes obstacles with a slightly lower fluency. He imitates simple, single body movements, claps his hands, raises his hands up, stomps his feet, enjoys simple games with adults, keeps up with the group. He puts circles on the pyramid, builds a tower from blocks, creates a row (“trains”). He scribbles with a crayon without imitating the direction and shapes, but he likes to draw with adults.
Speech shaping – reacts to sounds from the environment, looks for the source of the sound, reacts to musical sounds. Active speech at the word stage – repeats many one and two-syllable words on command. Points to parts of the face, says the correct words (ear, eye, etc.). Social behavior and the emotional sphere – visible improvement of contact and relationships, establishing contact without difficulty. He is cheerful, establishes basic relations with children, reacts positively to games, and imitates. Develops the basics of independence in everyday activities. Eats by himself.

The children experienced neglect and abuse before coming to the orphanage.

Huxley

Boy, Age: 10
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Congenital Heart Defect
Congenital Heart Defect, neurogenic bladder
Listed: Aug 2019
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Huxley is introverted, fairly quiet, smart and obedient. He’s shy and doesn’t have great communication yet. He doesn’t like to share with others and he will cry to get attention; if someone grabs his toy, he doesn’t know how to get it back and he only cries there. He has normal sleep and mainly has nutrition porridge.

At the age of 4 and a half, his gross motor ability is increasing, such as riding children’s bike, walking in a line, jumping with one feet and bouncing the ball; he also can help the caretaker to finish simple tasks. His language, understanding and expressions are all increasing; he is able to imitate animal’s sounds and actions.

Jonathan

Boy, Age: 10
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Congenital Heart Defect
Congenital heart defect; extra fingers, tracheotomy
Listed: Nov 2015
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Jonathan turned two in July. He was abandoned near a garden when he was about three weeks old and has lived in the orphanage ever since. Jonathan was born with a few challenges: a congenital heart defect which was repaired when he was two months old and is thought to be resolved, extra fingers on both hands, a small ear lobe deformity, and torticollis. At 10 months old, he had surgery to reconstruct his larynx and now has a tracheotomy, which is checked every 6 months and hopefully will be removed soon. At 11 months old, he had a feeding tube placed in his stomach (possibly due to the tracheotomy) which will be removed when he’s better able to eat and drink. Jonathan’s left testicle is under-developed. The tracheotomy prevents him from speaking or making any sounds.

Jonathan is described as quiet and shy. He likes listening to music, making others laugh, and playing with toys. He is cruising around his play area and on the verge of walking independently.

Jonathan needs a special family who can see past his current medical issues and help him reach his full potential. Could you be the family for him?

Josh

Boy, Age: 11
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Blind / VI
Congenital optical atrophy of both eyes
Listed: May 2014
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Josh is a cute, very active and extroverted little boy. He has congenital optic atrophy of both eyes but he can still track light. Josh loves to play games with his caretakers and he rarely gets fussy. Josh can crawl around and even go in reverse too! He likes to sit up and play with toy balls that make sound. It he can hear it then he can follow it. Josh understands simple dialogue and can recognize familiar people by their voice. He is sensitive and happy most of the time. Josh likes to suck on his fingers when he gets tired and his favorite thing to do is listen to music.

Olaf

Boy, Age: 10
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
Heart arrythmia, past CMV, Strabismus
Listed: Jan 2015
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Olaf is an adorable little guy. He has been hospitalized a few times due to heart arrhythmia (it is apparent when he runs a fever), and once with CMV (cytomegalovirus) from which he recovered. Olaf has strabismus (crossed eyes) which should be corrected; either with glasses, or an outpatient surgery.He is growing, and developing well. At 13 months he was crawling and standing with one hand supported. He could stand for long periods of time. Olaf loves toys, and he really loves his nanny! He could imitate words, and his favorite toy was a toy cell phone. (Note to prospective parents – guard your phones!) Olaf is ready to be loved by his own parent(s), and will keep you busy! Are you ready to give this little cutie some warm hugs?

Braxton

Boy, Age: 10
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Limb differences
Listed: Aug 2019
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The child understands simple words, sometimes the child will follow aunt to speak. Braxton can play in the activity room every day, the child likes playing with other children specially. He likes the blocks especially, but he can not play, so he looks at other children to play blocks, and he likes circle toy. If he wants the toys or other objects, he will shake his arms.

He is shy with strangers. Once he’s familiar with someone, he will move to them, he likes praise, and then accompany him.The child is very clever, sometimes he can help aunt to close the door, knows to call the names of other children who are in the same room with him.

Rigby

Boy, Age: 10
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
Motor delays
Listed: Jul 2015
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Rigby is a precious little one who is 22 months old. He came into care when he was about 10 months old…wheezing, and in need of help. After some TLC from the nannies, there was improvement in his health and motor skills. He was still behind his peers, but had become a very engaging and social baby. At 17 months of age, Rigby could roll over, sit with some support, and play with toys. Rigby was not able to crawl or walk at that time. He loves to be around the other kids. The more action, the better! The nannies have noticed he has high muscular tension and uncoordinated movements. There was no formal diagnosis made in his file which had resulted from a thorough exam. Rigby is an active, loving, happy little guy who really needs a family and some good therapy to help him with his gross motor skills. He needs to come home.

Landon

Boy, Age: 10
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Blind / VI
Listed: Jan 2019
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Landon is an amazing boy who came to a special home for the Blind in December of 2016. Landon had made so much progress with consistent love and care, but then he was recalled to his orphanage. When they took him back to his orphanage, they didn’t even have a bed for him. Staff went back the next day and donated his bed from their care center. They also recently visited him in the orphanage and reported: “It’s clear the staff is doing their best, but is very overwhelmed. In his room there are 9 children with just one nanny caring for them and one toy to share. When we first saw Landon, he was very distant and refused to even say our names. Even with his new nannies, he was much quieter and cold than he usually was … I can only imagine what’s going on in his little mind. I held him in my arms and sang to him and, even though he refused to sing songs that we used to sing together, he seemed calm and happy. We played for a while and when I gave him a piggy back ride, our old Landon came back to us. He was calling out “go” and “faster” in English and was calling our names again, with a big smile on his face. Leaving him hurt, especially because he started asking to go home with us. Landon needs the love and support of a family now more than ever.”

When Landon first arrived at the home, he struggled with transitions and always demanded to be held. However, he was able to work with a wonderful occupational therapist that helped him and he made great improvements. He still loves hugs, to snuggle, and is the biggest fan of piggy back rides! He especially loves singing and enjoys singing English songs like “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” and “BINGO.” He was in an English immersion classroom and has a strong foundation in English to express himself. Thanks to having American volunteers providing an English immersion environment, he can say the days of the week, say left or right, use manners, and express his basic needs in English. His file lists him to have nystagmus and esotropia. Landon is blind. He had been making big improvements in his orientation and mobility classes. He had also been making wonderful progress with his cane. Make sure to watch his videos and see him speak English and use his cane skills! Landon finds music to be very soothing. He loves when you sing to him while holding him in your arms and when you run your hands through his hair. You can feel how much he just wants to be loved!

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Connor

Boy, Age: 14
Country Code: Africa-1
Region: Africa
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Blind, Cerebral Palsy, Moderate Developmental Delay
Listed: Jul 2020
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Connor is an 11-year-old boy with joy that is contagious! He is very playful and he loves to laugh. His caregivers say that he is responsive to their teaching and he follows the rules. Connor loves music and likes to pretend that he is playing the guitar. He loves when others join in and make music with him! He appreciates sleeping in after a full day of activity. Connor has a diagnosis that includes global developmental delay, but he continues to amaze his caregivers with his determination to learn and do things for himself. Connor is very strong and is able to stand with some support, get himself in and out of his wheelchair, and feed himself. With a little more therapy, Connor will continue to become independent at even more daily tasks. Connor is an absolute inspiration and has so much potential! Could your family give him the love and extra care he needs to reach it?

Jesse #

Boy, Age: 10
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy, Hydrocephalus
Jesse has Moderate external hydrocephalus; Arachnoid cyst – cortical atrophy; Infantile cerebral palsy – spastic quadric paresis; Hypotrophy; Delays in the neuro-psychological development; Severe mental delay.
Listed: Jun 2015
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Update November 2015: He demonstrates interest in musical and mechanical toys. He will play for a short time – studies a toy, puts it in the mouth, transfers it from one hand to the other. He likes activities involving music. He recognizes familiar areas of the orphanage and understands his daily routine related to familiar tasks such as eating. He is very happy when interacting with familiar adults.

Update 2018:  Jesse attention span is short-lived and unstable in relation to objects and people. There is some sharing with a close adult.  Jesse responds when called by name.  His memory and speech are poorly developed. When happy, he laughs loud and when anxious, he cries. Sometimes he pronounces unspecified sounds and separate syllables. He is sensitive and emotional and tends to be nervous around strangers.  When given a toy he reaches out and takes it. He is working on the pinch grip. He hasn’t mastered fully the ability to move a toy from one hand to the other. Jesse is fed with a spoon and sleeps calmly through the night.  He cannot control his physiological needs.  Jesse is entirely cared for by the team in his orphanage.

(Jesse was also previously listed as Andy)

Atticus, Natalie, and Ross #

Sibling Group
Ages: 12, 9, 10
Primary Diagnosis: ADHD, Behavior, Limb differences
Listed: Nov 2023
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Meet “A, N & R” – three siblings who are longing for a family where they can grow up loved and together. A is a 12-year-old boy who does well in school and gets along with others. He has vision loss in one eye, but that has not seemed to slow him down! His sister, N, just turned nine years old. She has diagnoses of a mild intellectual delay and minor behavioral issues. N is described as mobile and energetic. She enjoys playing with her classmates and while she may learn more slowly than her peers, she is making continual progress. Their brother, R, just turned ten years old. R likes to color, watch TV, and ride on scooters and bicycles. He has diagnoses of a mild intellectual delay and ADHD as well as a congenital foot deformity for which he has undergone some treatment.

Waylon

Boy, Age: 12
Country Code: EE-7
Listed: Nov 2023
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Waylon is in 5th grade with average academic achievements. He excels in mathematics and is particularly diligent in art and technology. He is inquisitive during educational trips and is an active participant in physical play. Waylon’s reading skills are good, he is able to narrate and read a text, answer questions, observe, and analyze. He attends wrestling, science, drama and sports clubs. In his free time, he plays basketball, and football, cycles, draws, does needlework, plays computer games, and watches TikTok or films. He has several friends with whom he spends his free time.

Waylon tries to follow rules but has difficulty following rules during lessons and concentrating on tasks. He sometimes
struggles to control his behavior and emotions. When angry, he behaves impulsively and uses verbal aggression. Seeks
leadership positions sometimes overestimating his own strength. He can become angry when he loses an activity and then
refuses to continue.

At first contact, the impression is that he is shy and withdrawn. After familiarizing himself with his
surroundings in a group of other children, he becomes bold and eager to make an impression. Waylon is able to make friends with other children, but is not always able to maintain them for long periods of time. Relationships with staff are generally warm, friendly and respectful. He is willing to interact, spontaneously develops a conversation and initiates conversations on topics of interest to him. Can distinguish, understand and relate emotions (sadness, anger, happiness, joy) to personal experience, although more often suppresses them and then acts them out on impulse. He lacks emotional self-regulation skills and sometimes has complex emotional experiences (loneliness, insecurity, anger, hopes and dreams about family life). Waylon is helpful, inquisitive, polite, generous, loves animals and likes to joke. He has age-appropriate decision-making skills, problem-solving skills. He has some signs of inappropriate behavior (swearing, insulting other children, not always responding to comments, etc.) due to being around older children. Waylon has been receiving psychological counselling since 2019. His caregivers say that it is likely that his mental health will improve significantly if he is provided with a safe, affectionate family environment.

Yvonne #

Girl, Age: 11
Primary Diagnosis: Behavior, Traumatic Brain Injury
Low Birth Weight, malnutrition
Listed: Sep 2023
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Yvonne recently turned 11 years old. As a result of her low birth weight (4.8 pounds), a traumatic brain injury, and an early history of malnutrition, she has diagnoses of a mild mental delay, hyperkinetic disturbance of behavior, and delayed speech-language development. Since being placed with a foster family in 2018, however, she has grown both physically and emotionally. Her foster mother describes her as reserved, helpful and intent on getting what she wants. Yvonne attends a local school and is working at a third grade level. She is fearful of new people and new places. She generally will answer questions with one or two words, though those who know her well can understand her mispronunciations when she speaks at greater length. Her foster family and social worker are preparing her for what it means to be adopted.

Justice and Marley

Sibling Group
Ages: 14, 11
Country Code: EE-2
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
vision impairment, allergies, scoliosis
Listed: Aug 2022
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They have lived in the orphanage since December 2018. Justice is a sweet, social, independent and kind girl. She is very bonded with her sister, Marley. She is a good student and her life is busy with school activities, trips and competitions. Marley is shy and her sister Justice is a role model for her. She likes to play with other children.

The girls want to be adopted and dream about their future family and new life.

Anthony #

Boy, Age: 8
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
Neonatal, cerebral schemia; hydrocephalus; ventriculoperitoneal shunt
Listed: Mar 2017
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Anthony is an adorable, sweet boy! Anthony has a lack of development physically and neurologically. In late 2015, a ventriculoperiteneal shunt was placed and he has been free of seizures since then. He cannot sit upright by himself and does not talk, but responds to sound. Anthony is tube fed due to lack of suck reflex. He does not react well to teasing or tactile stimulation by smiling but by irritation and crying.
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