Muffy

Girl, Age: 4
Country Code: S.Asia.1
Region: South Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
developmental delay associated with brain damage
Listed: Dec 2021
$306.80
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Feb 2022 Update: Muffy is a sweet little girl who has left side hemiparesis and developmental delay. She had an abnormal MRI which showed bilateral occipito-parietal region atrophy and thinning of the posterior periventricular white matter. She has left side hemiparesis but she can use her left hand well. She falls sometimes, which the neurologist attributed to spasticity so she recently started on antispasticity medication. She also has a bilateral squint and would benefit eventually from a surgery to correct this. She walks, runs and speaks. She has healthy attachments with her caregivers. She was late to begin speaking and walking but now walks and runs well and has grown in her language skills. Muffy speaks in sentences in her native language, including the use of past tense. Her language is delayed compared to that of a typically developing child her age, but she has made so much progress.

Muffy loves finger paints, playing with her fire truck toy, jumping on the trampoline and engaging in water play. She can often be found shrieking with laughter and running through the house as she plays chasing games with the other kids. She got a Barbie doll for Christmas and likes to play with it. She combs its hair and talks to it. As the youngest child in her home, Muffy has lots of “big sisters” who care for her. She has not yet started school due to her age and all the covid restrictions in her area, so she spends her days happily playing.

Kristy

Girl, Age: 10
Country Code: S.Asia.1
Region: South Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Listed: Dec 2018
$2,393.84
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February 2022 Update: Kristy is such a precious girl! She loves when she is with people that she knows care for her. Kristy eagerly seeks out physical touch from her teachers and caregivers. She crawls up to them and slowly stretches out her body until she is fully in their lap, then she hugs them tightly. It is very endearing. Kristy is very friendly and enjoys having visitors in her home. While Kristy loves to cuddle with her friends, she tends to prefer independent play. She loves to play with musical instruments, swing, jump on the trampoline, and play with balls. She enjoys standing on the balcony and watching the trees. Her favourite song is I Love You, You Love Me and she gets excited when she sees her teacher doing the actions.

Kristy has hearing loss but stopped wearing hearing aids due to her sensory aversion to wearing them. She explores the house and bangs the chairs on the floor to listen to the loud sound! She is a queen of exploration and crawls all over the house, looking for interesting things. Kristy is non-verbal and needs full support in her acts of daily living. She is able to pull herself to a stand holding onto furniture and can walk using a gait trainer under the supervision of her therapist. Right now in PT, she is working on independent standing. She is also working on some activities to strengthen her fine motor skills with the eventual goal of starting to work on more independent living skills. Kristy would make a valuable addition to a family as she has so much love and affection to share with others.

Bryan #

Boy, Age: 3
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
cerebral palsy – impacting the lower limbs, cognitive delays
Listed: Jul 2021
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$2,592.50
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Bryan moves around by scooting on his bottom. He can stand and take a few steps while holding the hands of an adult. He enjoys playing with balls and will hold them, throw them and crawl after them in order to get the ball and throw it again. He says several words and uses them in the correct context. He is very interested in other children and will play with other children and adults.

Update February 2022: Bryan is now walking! The agency has updated photos and videos of him too.

Melanie

Girl, Age: 13
Country Code: S.Asia.1
Region: South Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
Intellectual disability. No spasticity.
Listed: Apr 2018
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Feb 2022 Update: Melanie is a social, interactive, engaging teenager who has intellectual disability. She walks independently but her gait is weak. She has a great sense of humour, loves to laugh, and is very content and agreeable.

Melanie is really progressing with her acts of daily living. She feeds herself, applies powder to her face and she can wash her own dishes now. Melanie is practicing beading so that eventually her fine motor skills will be advanced enough to join her home’s vocational class as they work on jewellery making. She follows direction well and can identify her colours. She can go up and down the stairs by herself using the railing. Melanie can undress herself and is learning to dress. She is mostly non-verbal but says a few words that she has learned recently in her local language.

Melanie loves sensory play in the water. She likes trying to trace letters with chalk and she enjoys ball games. She concentrates on one toy for a sustained period of time. Melanie loves splashing at the beach and is very friendly with other kids and adults! Her favourite song is Jingle Bells and she likes to listen to it all year round! She gets very excited when she gets new outfits.

Zack

Boy, Age: 8
Country Code: S.Asia.1
Region: South Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Spina bifida
Spina bifida of lower lumbar and entire sacral region. Hydrocephalus (with VP shunt) and Chiari malformation. Had operation to release tethered spinal cord. Is catheterized.
Listed: Oct 2017
$4,002.50
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January 2022 Update: The first word that is always used to describe Zack is “naughty”, which in his country is said with love, meaning charming and funny. He is a social butterfly and adores making new friends. When going on walks in the neighborhood, Zack will call people as he passes by with a friendly “hello” and huge grin. He also sits on his balcony and shouts “hello” down to the people walking on the street. Zack’s caregiver and teachers often call him a “handsome hero.” He cannot get enough of it! Due to this fact he has begun brushing his hair to the side with his fingers and smiling up at people until they tell him how handsome he is. It is endearing. Zack is truly the sweetest boy. Anytime anyone is sick or seems sad he will ask to sit with them and attempts to cheer them up or offers prayer. He deeply desires to see all of his friends happy at all times. Zack loves fashion and really enjoys picking out his outfits. He makes the female staff giggle when he compliments their clothes or jewelry.

In classes Zack has learned all his colours and shapes and identifies many objects in English. He is working on identifying his English alphabet. In play time he often requests blocks in order to build towers. Once they are completed he will call his caregiver in order to proudly show off his creation. When he is not building blocks he loves coloring, making crafts and playing with toy cars. His favorite sensory play is with shaving cream.

Zack is able to propel himself in his wheelchair. Zack speaks well in his first language and knows a lot of English as well. He speaks enough that he often translates between the languages for his caregiver. He moves around the home by scooting on his bottom. His core strength has improved and he is learning to balance on all fours. He is now working on rocking and crawling on all fours. It can be challenging for him to hold the weight of his head in this position but he’s very motivated. He is also practicing standing using orthotics.

Zack often asks about his future family. Many of his friends have been adopted and he longs for a family too. His favourite song is Daddy Finger and he asks so many questions about the different members of a family.

Connor

Boy, Age: 9
Country Code: S.Asia.1
Region: South Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
quadriplegic cerebral palsy
Listed: Jan 2018
$2,527.40
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January 2022 Update: Connor is a sweet, kind, gentle soul with captivating dark brown eyes. He has displayed the ability to cultivate deep connections with a trusted caregiver. The cheeky boy that he is, he loves to wiggle and kick when being fed with his feeding tube. He laughs and laughs as the nurse struggles to administer his feeding!

He loves playing on the trampoline when the staff make him bounce really high! He likes sitting with the adults and being engaged in their conversations and always wants to be involved in whatever is happening in the home.

Connor can identify his body parts and knows his colours in sign language. His favourite colour is blue. His favourite animal is a monkey and he likes the song Five Little Monkeys. He jumps, scoots, rolls and laughs when he hears it! He likes fashion and beams with excitement when he wears a new outfit and staff take his picture!

Connor can sit independently for a few minutes at a time and is able to turn his head to sounds without losing his balance. He is non-verbal but very communicative in other ways. He is now upright for most of the day, in his wheelchair. Being able to tolerate sitting upright for so long has really decreased respiratory issues that he struggled with when he was younger. He would make a wonderful son and his heart longs for a family and deep connection with others.

Molly

Girl, Age: 15
Country Code: S.Asia.1
Region: South Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Listed: Feb 2018
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Molly can sit independently for short periods of time. She has a feeding tube to supplement her nutrition and help her gain weight, but she continues to eat her meals by mouth. She likes self feeding with hand over hand support. She is potty-trained using a Rifton chair. She tries very hard to communicate using limited sign and speech. She has an eye gaze-controlled computer which allows her to communicate with others. Molly is laid back and content. She loves to be included and likes being silly and goofy. She is very intelligent but has a difficult time showing what she knows given her communication limitations. Knows her English alphabet and can read simple words. Can spell her name. Enjoys playing games (she is competitive) and listening to stories (she can recap the plots of simple stories by selecting images that correspond with the plot). Likes to color. Enjoys being social and playing with other kids, especially make believe (baby dolls are her favorite).

Jan 2019 Update: In March 2018, due to increasing hip pain and subluxation of her hip joints, Molly underwent a major double hip surgery: femoral derotation and osteotomy to correct the alignment of her hips and femurs. She was in a spica cast (immobilizing her hips and knees) for over a month. She then spent much of the year re-gaining the strength and movement that she had lost while immobilized. She is a fighter and persevered through significant discomfort over the past year. She maintained her joyful, sweet spirit throughout! Molly celebrated her 12th birthday in December. She was very excited to receive a new traditional dress for the occasion and to get henna designs drawn on her arms. She loves getting fancy and looked so gorgeous! Molly was also very enthusiastic about her cake as she loves all sweets. Over the past year, Molly developed a new interest in make-up and will request to wear it by reaching up and rubbing her hand on her lips and cheeks. She also was introduced to the movie “Frozen” and it has become a favorite. She will “sing” (vocalize) along to favorite songs such as “Let it Go”. Molly may not stand out as one of the youngest or one of the sickest, but she is so worthy of a family. She would be a beautiful addition to a family and a beloved daughter, sister, and cousin.

July 2020 Update: Molly has had a great summer! She is enjoying her classes where she is working on following patterns, reading, categorizing items, and using alternative communication and sign language to engage in pretend play. Molly’s teenage sass is undeniable! She is very insistent when she wants to watch a new movie or when she wants her make-up done. She also gets so excited whenever a new dress is brought to her home and she is persistent to have her photo taken and shown to everyone! She loves being with the little kids of the home, especially helping an adult to push them in the swing or dancing with them sitting in her lap on her wheelchair.

Georgie

Boy, Age: 7
Country Code: S.Asia.1
Region: South Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Blind / VI
Listed: May 2018
$4,003.90
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Georgie was transferred to his current home in April 2018. He had experienced neglect and under-stimulation in his previous orphanage but already his development is progressing and we look forward to seeing Georgie learn and explore the world. Georgie is functionally blind and has very little light perception. He has been doing so well in his transition into this new chapter of life. Everyday we are more captivated by his bubbly, sweet, gentle disposition. Georgie is rapidly changing and developing. He is learning how to scoot around, bear weight, and explore with his hands. He had no experience in his previous home with self feeding, but already is making great progress and is self feeding with minimal support. He had no English exposure previously, but in just a month his English understanding is already developing and he responds to several commands. He is weak, but gaining strength. He can pull up to a stand using a surface for support. Georgie loves making silly noises and often vocalizes silly babbles, finds interesting surfaces to tap on, or picks things up and throws them to hear their clatter. Georgie is very social. He loves to be held and swung around. He sometimes whimpers when he is put down and communicates non-verbally that he wants to be held. He mimics sounds others make and often bursts with excited laughter when playing with other adults and children. We are so excited to see him begin to hit the milestones he is already working towards.

UPDATE July 2020: Georgie has been making steady progress in his language skills. Lately, he has begun to make requests on his own or make jokes in conversations with his teachers, caregivers, and house mom. Georgie’s favorite little joke right now is to reply “JUICE” to each and every question asked of him. He erupts into giggles and repeats the word over and over until tickles and exclamations prompt him to give the real answer that we were looking for. We recently celebrated Georgie’s 6th birthday, and when asked what he wanted to do for his party he answered without hesitation: “DANCE PARTY!” Georgie can count to 10 and is learning his first braille characters!

Vann #

Boy, Age: 2
bilateral cleft of the upper lip with a cleft of the hard and soft palate; cheiloplasty; hydrocephalus; cognitive delays
Listed: Oct 2021
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Vann smiles and reacts when caregivers interact with him. He can roll around in his crib and is often placed in a walker. He picks up toys, shakes them and tries to manipulate them.

Update Jan 2022:   He’s now independently sitting, standing up in his crib holding on to the rails and taking steps when holding the hands of an adult. He’s receiving daily physical therapy to get stronger and the therapist believes he will soon learn to walk. He maintains eye contact and enjoys interacting with other adults and children Vann has undergone the second stage of cleft surgeries. He’s now eating soft foods from a spoon.  He’s currently living in a group home with children who are more significantly delayed. His social worker believes this will prevent him from developing appropriate communication and social skills, so she is actively looking for a therapeutic foster family for Vann, so that he can continue to reach developmental milestones.

Nana

Girl, Age: 15
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
prenatal alcohol abuse, resulting in severe CP and hydrocephaly
Listed: Jun 2010
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Nana needs a family to commit prior to her birthday in January 2023.

Nana is a precious little girl with sunshine blonde hair and blue eyes. Her medical records indicate prenatal alcohol abuse, resulting in severe CP and hydrocephaly.

More photos available, please inquire.

Daphne

Girl, Age: 16
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
cerebral palsy; significantly cognitively delayed
Listed: Feb 2011
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Daphne needs a family to commit prior to her birthday in APRIL 2022.

Daphne was born with CP. She is not able to walk and is significantly cognitively delayed. She is described as an affectionate and responsive child, and she would so benefit from having a loving family of her own.

She is facing transfer very soon, and will remain bedridden if she is not adopted. More photos available

Carolina

Girl, Age: 16
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Cerebral palsy, convergent squint, mental delay.
Listed: Aug 2010
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Carolina needs a family to commit prior to her 16th birthday in May 2022.

Carolina is such a beautiful girl; beautiful brown hair with olive skin. She has cerebral palsy, and does wear AFO’s on both feet.

From her medical records: Cerebral palsy, convergent squint, mental delay. She can walk by supporter or holding one hand. She says separate words, understands simple speech, is affectionate and friendly. Physical therapy and a loving family will bring MIRACLES for this little girl!

Carolina was transferred in 2011 to a boarding school (not an institution).

New pic January 2017!

UPDATE August 2013: Carolina is a beautiful girl! She is about 4ft tall and about 50lbs. Her CP affects her mostly from the knees down. She does have cytomegalovirus. This was reconfirmed last year, but we were not able to find out if it is active, or if she merely was exposed while her mother was pregnant with her. CMV does cause brain damage if a baby is exposed in utero, so a family needs to be prepared for that, or for the fact that is IS transmissible when it flares. She is very strong and she does make her likes and dislikes known. Her biggest love is candy…but not chocolate! She likes white chocolate a lot though. She likes dolls, and can undress them herself. She has good use of her hands. She gets around by crawling or knee walking, which is great. Knee walking shows her hips are nice and strong. She loves to “dance.” Dancing, to her, is an adult bouncing her up and down for as long as you can stand to do it. She gets quite unhappy when you stop to take a break. The nannies make her walk a bit while holding onto hands, but her legs and feet are just not able to line up with her being so tight. She is very strong. She loves cell phones and will try to snatch them at any opportunity. A toy cell phone that plays music would be nice for her. She speaks, though it is like a toddler. She repeats the same few things over and over, but she does say a couple other words and used them correctly. She understands much more though and the caretakers speak to her in complete sentences. She just loves to move and bounce and be twirled around. She likes BIG movements. She was very briefly startled by my husband, but quickly discovered he could bounce her around longer and higher than I could…and so she quickly preferred him!

Carolina does have some institutional behaviors that a family needs to be prepared for. Her moods change quickly, and when she gets upset, she can throw herself to the floor, even injuring herself. She will hit, pull hair,etc if she is upset. She will throw large toys as well. The caretakers love her, but did express that she would likely not engage or interact with kids bigger than her, and would be likely to assert herself over anyone smaller. That is just how life in these places is. Families without small children would be best for her. An involved, hands-on Papa would be ideal, and a trampoline would be out of this world for her.

Valery

Girl, Age: 15
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
CP and spina bifida. She has significant strabismus and “progressive hydrocephaly”
Listed: Jun 2010
**** I am eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant ****
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Valery needs a family prior to turning 16 in JUNE 2022.

Valery was born with CP and spina bifida. She has significant strabismus and “progressive hydrocephaly”. She is not able to walk, and is significantly delayed in all aspects. But she is still beautiful and deserving and can truly thrive in a loving family, with access to adequate medical care and nutrition. Valery will remain bedridden for life, and will likely not survive the transfer to the institution. Won’t someone consider being her “forever family”?

Alba

Girl, Age: 10
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
Other specified mental disorders due to brain damage and dysfunction and to physical disease
Listed: Mar 2018
**** I am eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant ****
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Amelia

Girl, Age: 10
Primary Diagnosis: Craniofacial disorder
Microcephaly, callosum apoplasia, partial atrophy of optic nerves, nanism, minor cardiac abnormalities
Listed: Apr 2015
**** I am eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant ****
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Wendy

Girl, Age: 15
Primary Diagnosis: Blind / VI, Cerebral palsy
Cerebral palsy, and completely blind, with congenital cataracts in both eyes, optic sub-atrophy, and microcephaly
Listed: Jun 2010
**** I am eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant ****
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Wendy has waited TOO LONG for a family! She’s already been listed and waiting for years. She only has until she turns 16 in JUNE 2022 to be adopted.

Would any family take a leap of blind faith to save her? She will remain bedridden the rest of her short life if not. A potential adoptive family needs to be prepared for the effects of years of institutionalization.

Wendy is a beautiful girl with sandy blonde hair and blue eyes. She was born quite premature (not sure which gestational week, but it is listed as “4th stage”).

Teresa and Tia

Girl, Age: 14
Country Code: LA-2
Primary Diagnosis: Global developmental delays
Tia does have some delays/a lower IQ, but no other concerns
Listed: Jun 2020
$10,297.00
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Tia is the younger of the two; she is very affectionate and attached to her big sister. She loves animals, ice cream, Legos, and art. She has a lot of friends. She follows instructions and understands right from wrong.

Older sister Teresa is confident and a leader in her class. She is optimistic and enjoys hanging out with her friends. She likes art, especially making bracelets. She also likes to play with her younger sister.

These sweet sisters participated in the summer hosting program in August of 2018 and were very well behaved girls that got along very well with others. They were kind, considerate, and would do well in a family. These girls had a family at one point, but the family had to back out. Teresa has reached out, begging for help in finding them a family. Teresa and Tia would love to have a forever family of their own and we hope that a family will come forward for them very soon!

There is a $1500 agency grant for Teresa and Tia’s adoption with a specific adoption agency.

Joanna

Girl, Age: 10
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
Hydrocephalus
Listed: Oct 2014
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New pictures, April 2017

Bobby

Boy, Age: 10
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
Progressive Muscular Dystrophy
Listed: Apr 2015
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Adorable Bobby is diagnosed with Progressive Muscular Dystrophy. From his file in June of 2014, his caretakers say they have not yet seen a negative impact on his physical development. He is already on a steroid regime and can walk, run, jump and climb up and down the stairs. His caretakers say he is an active and cute boy who observes his surroundings with bright eyes. Bobby loves to play with blocks and cars. He also likes to listen to music. He will clap his hands and shake his body and dance to lively music. Bobby likes to play outside and laughs every day as he plays with the other children. He has good self care skills. Bobby can feed himself, dress and undress and sometimes he helps the other kids collect the toys in the toy basket. His caretakers and teachers are very fond of him. This adorable little boy is waiting for a family to call his own who can help him access the most up to date medical care.

Barrett

Boy, Age: 12
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Listed: Mar 2019
**** I am eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant ****
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Barrett is described as a cute kid with a ready smile. He is said to be able to express himself and speak clearly. Because of his CP he needs help with many of his daily needs. He is not able to walk so must use a wheelchair.

His best friend was recently adopted and he hopes he can also be adopted soon and get the help he needs to live as full a life as possible. Could you be his parents and welcome him into your family?

Bradlee

Boy, Age: 13
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Thalassemia
beta thalassemia major
Listed: May 2019
**** I am eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant ****
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Bradlee is a sensible and well-liked boy, born in August of 2008, who gets along well with the other children in his school and orphanage. He’s not always serious though, as he’s up for a good laugh anytime! Bradlee started attending school at the orphanage in September of 2015. He’s been taking language arts, math, art, music and PE. Bradlee’s teachers say he’s a good student and participates in class. At the end of the first semester of school, he received the “Star of Good Behavior” award! Bradlee is independent with dressing, bathing, and making his bed.

An adoptive mama and advocate has met this child, who she called Brett, and wrote this post about him: https://adoptingthalassemia.com/2018/04/19/smiley-brett/

When admitted to the orphanage Bradlee was initially diagnosed with a heart defect, but later ultrasounds showed it resolved on its own. Bradlee was born with beta thalassemia major and currently receives blood transfusions every two months, as well as chelation medication to treat iron overload.

It is clear Bradlee isn’t getting the care he needs or would get here due to the frontal bossing you can clearly see in the forehead area. If untreated or treated improperly, beta thalassemia major can cause the bone marrow to expand. Bone marrow is where most of the blood cells are produced in the body. The bone marrow expands because it is trying to compensate for chronic anemia. This abnormal expansion causes bones to become thinner, wider, and brittle. Affected bones may grow abnormally (bone deformities), particularly the long bones of the arms and legs and certain bones of the face. When facial bones are affected it can result in distinctive facial features including an abnormally prominent forehead (frontal bossing), full cheek bones (prominent malar eminence), a depressed bridge of the nose, and overgrowth (hypertrophy) of the upper jaw (maxillae), exposing the upper teeth. The affected bones have an increased fracture risk, particularly the long bones of the arms and legs. Some individuals may develop ‘knock knees’ (genu valgum), a condition in which the legs bend inward so that when a person is standing the knees will touch even if the ankles and feet are not.

Bradlee desperately needs to find a loving family soon- access to good medical care will be life-saving and life-changing for him!

There is a $2,000 agency grant for Bradlee’s adoption with his current adoption agency. The Cooley’s Anemia Foundation is also giving a $1,000 grant for any child with transfusion dependent thalassemia.

Ollie

Boy, Age: 10
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
tuberous sclerosis; infantile spasms, and psychomotor development delay
Listed: Mar 2014
**** I am eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant ****
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Ollie’s report states that he has good development. He gets along well with others and is closest to his caregiver. He is a quiet child who likes music and enjoys his swim lessons.

Crew

Boy, Age: 10
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
Developmental Delays
Listed: Feb 2015
**** I am eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant ****
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Meet Crew! Crew loves to smile and play with others! Crew enjoys playing with toys and anything that’s bright colored attracts his attention! Crew is developmentally delayed but has a great big heart! Crew recognizes his name, and will give you a big smile when you call him!

Calvin

Boy, Age: 10
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
Hydrocephalus; Localization-related (focal)(partial) symptomatic epilepsy and epileptic syndromes with complex partial seizures

Listed: Sep 2018
**** I am eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant ****
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Tommy

Boy, Age: 10
FAS, ventricular septal defect, congenital dislocation of the hip-bilateral, cleft lip
Listed: May 2015
**** I am eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant ****
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New pic January 2017!

 

Tommy is a darling boy. He was born with fetal alcohol syndrome and the physical effects of it. Please research this condition so you are best prepared to help him with his lifelong needs!

Samuel

Boy, Age: 10
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
Delay of psychological and motor development, crossed eyes
Listed: Apr 2015
**** I am eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant ****
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Samuel has an older sister who has already been adopted.

Dustin

Boy, Age: 10
Primary Diagnosis: HIV or Hep
HIV; cerebral palsy; cytomegaloviral disease; moderate intellectual disabilities
Listed: Mar 2018
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What a great smile!

Benedict

Boy, Age: 10
Primary Diagnosis: Congenital Heart Defect
FAS, disorder of the brain, cardiac murmur, cardiomyopathy, exposure to TB, congenital deformities of hip, anemia
Listed: Aug 2017
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He needs a smile!

Keenan

Boy, Age: 10
Primary Diagnosis: Epilepsy/ seizure disorder
microcephaly, Generalized idiopathic epilepsy and epileptic syndromes, Other congenital malformations of cardiac chambers and connections, Other congenital malformations of cardiac septa, anemia, Other lack of expected normal physiological development, Optic atrophy
Listed: Dec 2015
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Jimmy

Boy, Age: 10
Primary Diagnosis: Craniofacial disorder
Microcephaly
Listed: Jul 2017
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Jeremy

Boy, Age: 10
Primary Diagnosis: Craniofacial disorder
Microcephaly, spastic tetraparesis
Listed: Oct 2014
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Bobby

Boy, Age: 10
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
congenital malformation of corpus callosum; delay of psychological and motor development
Listed: Apr 2015
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Bobby’s two brothers are no longer available for adoption, as they have gone into domestic foster care.

Jasper

Boy, Age: 10
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
disorder of the brain, unspecified; other specified mental disorders due to brain damage and dysfunction and to physical disease; hypospadias
Listed: Apr 2016
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Donnie

Boy, Age: 10
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
Congenital malformations of corpus callosum; Other reduction deformities of brain; Congenital hydrocephalus; Cerebral palsy; Atrial septal defect; Congenital deformity of hip, unspecified; Convergent concomitant strabismus; Other disorders of optic disc
Listed: Apr 2016
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Dewey

Boy, Age: 10
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
Hydrocephaly, congenital heart defect (operated)
Listed: Oct 2015
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Chandler

Boy, Age: 10
Primary Diagnosis: HIV or Hep
Chronic viral hepatitis B
May also have Cerebral Palsy
Listed: Mar 2018
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Kellan

Boy, Age: 10
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
ectrodactyly (both hands and feet)
Listed: Feb 2015
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Kellan is an adorable little guy who has just turned 3 years old! He came into care as an infant and was found to have ectrodactyly affecting both hands and both feet. His report is not up to date, and his agency hopes to get an update soon. When Kellan was about 12 months old, he was very social, and able to use his hands to grab and play with toys. Kellan is a comical little one…when he was just a baby, he would look into the mirror and raise and lower his eyebrows, making faces at himself! This sweet little guy needs a family!

Zachary

Boy, Age: 10
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
Phenylketonuria (PKU)
Listed: Feb 2017
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Gavin

Boy, Age: 10
Primary Diagnosis: Limb differences
Abnormal development of hand, congenital radial clubhand with right forearm shortening; balanic hypospadias; positive HCV, PCR antibodies are negative; pyelectasis
Listed: Jun 2015
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Augustin

Boy, Age: 10
Primary Diagnosis: Congenital Heart Defect
disorder of the brain; atrial septal defect; valgus deformity; organic disorder of personality and behavior with cognitive delays
Listed: Apr 2017
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Rory

Boy, Age: 10
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Spina bifida
meningocele (post surgery) / hydrocephalus (post surgery)
Listed: Nov 2015
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Rory is a handsome, engaging, and active boy who is 3 years old. He came to the orphanage at around 6 months old, and they discovered he had already received surgery for a meningocele, and had a shunt placed for his hydrocephalus. Rory was able to sit unassisted, and before long was crawling. He is having casting procedures to correct his club foot, so he is temporarily using a wheelchair. You can see in his video that being sidelined from the action is almost more than he can stand! Rory has undescended testicles, which need to be corrected as soon as possible. His shunt has been trouble-free. Rory (without the cast) is able to stand with assistance, but is unable to walk at this time. He is incontinent. Rory has no cognitive delays, is a bright and social boy. Before his recent cast, he would get around by crawling and moving with his knees in a kneeling position. Physical therapy would be so beneficial for Rory! He needs a family! Video is available from the agency.

Ronnie and Mary

Sibling Group
Ages: 12, 10
Country Code: EE-2
Primary Diagnosis: Global developmental delays
Cognitive Delay, Speech Disorder
Listed: Sep 2021
$1,390.00
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Ronnie

The girl does not cause any educational problems either at school or in the orphanage. She is very diligent and obligatory.  She is happy, independent and caring girl who likes to help with younger children. She is willing to cooperate, she likes meetings with a psychologist and needs time to adapt to a new environment.

She rides a bike, roller-skates, swims, participates in sports and dance activities. Physical activity gives her joy. She has a great artistic talent, but does not believe in herself.  She likes to travel and is very curious about life and surroundings, constantly asking questions.

Mary

SN – Moderate intellectual disability, speech disorder

Mary is a very cheerful child. Despite speech disorders, she easily communicates with caregivers or peers. She likes to play with younger children. She carries them in a cart or leads them by the hand. She started learning to roller-skates, likes swimming in the pool, sports and dance activities. She goes to a special school. She doesn’t make any behavior problems. She doesn’t read books on her own, but she likes to see the pictures.

The sisters wish to be adopted together and hope to find a forever family!

 

Picture of Ronnie coming soon!

Dorian

Boy, Age: 8
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy, Post-traumatic hydrocephalus, Epilepsy and recurrent seizures, Profound intellectual disabilities, Umbilical hernia, Optic atrophy
Listed: Nov 2020
$2,631.66
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Dena

Girl, Age: 6
Primary Diagnosis: Epilepsy/ seizure disorder
Tuberous sclerosis; Generalized idiopathic epilepsy and epileptic syndromes
Listed: Dec 2018
$3,399.20
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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She cannot talk yet and in general is pretty “weak”.

Malcolm

Boy, Age: 10
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
hydrocephalus (shunted), spastic tetraplegia, epilepsy unspecified, optic nerve atrophy
Listed: Sep 2015
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Hans

Boy, Age: 8
Primary Diagnosis: Epilepsy/ seizure disorder
Spastic tetraparesis, convulsive disorder, epileptic syndrome, cardiopathy, partial atrophy of optic nerves, crossed eyes
Listed: Mar 2016
$2,526.05
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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From a family that met him 3/16: He’s a good size for his age. I was allowed to hold him and he let me do the “mom sway”. I kept trying to get into his line of vision, but he kept averting his gaze. It seemed like he could possibly be purposefully avoiding eye contact. I was able to easily shift him to a seated position in my arms, though I don’t think he could sit unassisted.

Buck

Boy, Age: 7
Primary Diagnosis: Blind / VI
Blindness (both eyes), Severe intellectual disabilities, Other disorders of brain, anemia, Other cardiomyopathies
Listed: Nov 2020
$1,639.00
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Greer

Boy, Age: 7
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
hydrocephalus; deafness; blindness; convulsive syndrome
Listed: Aug 2020
$1,540.64
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Ace

Boy, Age: 8
Primary Diagnosis: Limb differences
Other congenital malformations of limb(s); Localization-related (focal)(partial) symptomatic epilepsy and epileptic syndromes with complex partial seizures
Listed: Sep 2018
$4,141.40
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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He is a cheerful and happy boy who likes music and loves to sing. He is a rule follower and likes to participate in group activities.  He is a very smart, kind and non-aggressive child who is loved by other kids and caregivers.

Brienne

Girl, Age: 12
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy; Microcephaly; Localization-related (focal) (partial) symptomatic epilepsy and epileptic syndromes with complex partial seizures; Other cardiomyopathies; anemia
Listed: Nov 2020
$6,888.09
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!