Hal

A $2,500 grant is available for Hal’s adoption

Hal, 2 years old, was born in January 2016 and found abandoned when he was around 3 months old. He has been diagnosed with congenital cataract of the right eye and deformity of two fingers (middle and ring finger not straight.)  Hal’s adoption report was completed shortly before his first birthday. He is described as a shy and quiet little boy with a ready smile who enjoys playing with toys and having snacks. He is close to his foster parents and likes to be cuddled by them. Hal can crawl, stand and walk independently. He can pick up small objects, move blocks in and out of a cup, hold a pen to imitate drawing lines and is cooperative with dressing. Although he is said to be delayed compared to peers he understands simple instructions, can respond to caretakers asking for objects and is able to say a few words. His favorite activity is playing outside and he likes playing with new toys.

 

 

 

Marcus

A $2,500 grant is available for Marcus’s adoption.  An additional $3,000 grant is available under our Boys Need Families Initiative for a qualified family applying before May 31, 2018 to adopt him.  Further grant of $1,000 for any MD, DC, or VA family completing a home study through Cradle of Hope.

Marcus, 7 years old, was born in February 2011 and found abandoned as a newborn. He was diagnosed with Anal Atresia and received surgery for this in February 2011, from which he recovered well. Marcus lives with a foster family and has good development. His adoption report was completed when he was 6.5 years old and said he can walk, run, jump, and go up and down stairs. Although he doesn’t always speak clearly, he can communicate with adults and his intelligence is basically the same as his peers. He is potty trained and has self-care skills. Marcus is described as being an extroverted boy who is happiest while playing with other children outside. He is closest with his foster grandmother and enjoys being cuddled by her.

 

Randy

A $2,500 grant is available for Randy’s adoption

Randy, 2 years old, was born in March 2016 and found abandoned as a newborn. He had surgery for undescended testicles in May 2017. He also received pelvic surgery in July 2017 but his report doesn’t indicate what it was for. Congenital Heart Disease was suspected when he entered the institute but his current medical diagnosis doesn’t mention it.  He has low muscular tension in both legs and hearing impairment in one ear.  Randy’s adoption report was completed when he was 21 months old. He is living in foster care and likes to be held and spoken to. He smiles when played with and can crawl on his hands and knees, work buttons and is practicing sitting independently. He hasn’t yet started speaking words and compared to other children his age he may be delayed. His favorite toys are those that make sounds.

 

 

 

Kai

A $2,500 grant is available for Kai’s adoption.  An additional $3,000 grant is available under our Boys Need Families Initiative for a qualified family applying before May 31, 2018 to adopt him.  Further grant of $1,000 for any MD, DC, or VA family completing a home study through Cradle of Hope.

Kai, 4.5 years old,  was born in November 2013 and found abandoned as an infant. He has been diagnosed with post-operative megacolon and post-operative right nephrectomy. He had surgery for megacolon as an infant and his right kidney was removed in May 2016, with follow up surgery to close an abdominal opening in November 2016. He does not yet have control of his bowel movements. In March 2017 Kai was moved to a foster family. He is said to be bright, active, talkative and gregarious. He is fond of imitating, listening to music and singing. He can stand, walk, go up and down stairs, imitate drawing lines and shapes, and catch a ball. He is speaking in sentences, asking and answering questions, and could communicate normally with adults. Kai is able to dress and undress himself and wash his hands.

 

 

Julian

A $2,500 grant is available for Julian’s adoption

Julian, 3 years old, was born in April 2015 and found abandoned when he was around 2 months old. He has been diagnosed with hydrocephalus, however, no surgery has been required. He lives with a foster family and is described as having an extroverted personality and ready smile. He likes being cuddled by his foster grandmother and is happiest when she takes him outside.  He can walk alone steadily, jump with both feet, pick up small objects with his fingers, hold a pen to scribble, build a tower of blocks and turn the pages of a book. He responds to caretakers asking him for objects, is cooperative during meal times and with dressing, and can point out his body parts when asked. His favorite activity is playing outside with other children.

 

 

 

 

Grace

A $3,500 grant is available for Grace’s adoption

Grace, 4.5 years old, was born in August 2013 and found abandoned as a newborn. She has been diagnosed with post-operative spinal meningocele and post-operative hydrocephalus. In In January of 2014 Grace received surgery for lumbar spinal meningocele and hydrocephalus. She had good recovery after the surgery. Her adoption report was completed shortly after she turned 4 years old. She was living with a foster family and her development was said to be good. Grace was described as being extroverted and sweet tempered. She was fairly active and talkative, fond of singing and listening to music, quick in reaction and got along well with others. Grace liked to be cuddled by her foster grandfather but was closest with her foster grandmother. She could walk using handrails and could stand alone. She was able to imitate words and say simple things like, “what is this?” Her intelligence was said to be delayed compared to her peers. She knew “big” and “small,” and “inner” and “outer.” Grace liked to play with toy cars but her favorite activity was playing with other kids outside.