Isaac

A $5,000 grant is available for Isaac’s adoption.

Isaac, 8, is an outgoing, energetic, inquisitive, and funny child. He gets along well with his peers and enjoys chatting with adults. He enjoys singing, playing games with other children, and listening to music.

Isaac was abandoned at 2 years old. He is diagnosed with mild cerebral palsy. Isaac came to live in the orphanage in 2016 after spending many years in a cerebral palsy hospital in another province. He began attending school in the orphanage and working with a non-governmental organization (NGO). The attention and services he received there helped him immensely.

Isaac has never had any surgeries for his cerebral palsy. He receives rehabilitation training four times per week. He walks very well with his walking aid and the NGO believes he will be able to move independently without a walker if he continues receiving these services. They also believe he has a good prognosis for independent living in adulthood. Isaac has good self-care skills. He can eat, drink, use the toilet, wash his face, and brush his teeth without assistance. He has both bowel and bladder control.

Isaac loves to go to school and is described as intelligent and thoughtful. He has been learning English in school for the past year and is doing very well. He knows the alphabet, common phrases, feeling words, and more. He is working hard to learn to write in English. Isaac is able to communicate well and has good expressing ability. He likes to ask questions and discuss his ideas.

Isaac is an adventurous child that enjoys new experiences. He asks about his friends who have been adopted and wonders when his family will come for him. He longs for adventure with a family of his own.

Will your family be the one who will bring Isaac home?

Noah

Noah, 8, is described as bright, thoughtful, curious, and chatty. He has a great sense of humor, cheerful disposition, and love of life. His caretakers say he is a “very interesting and lovely boy.” Noah likes drawing, writing, playing games, and spending time with his peers. He enjoys playing with playdough, messy play, playing pretend restaurant, and doing arts and crafts. He will proudly show off his crafts to others. Noah enjoys trying new foods and is happy when he is allowed to make his own peanut butter and jelly.

Noah is diagnosed with cerebral palsy, though an Australian physician working with the non-governmental organization (NGO) at Noah’s orphanage says this needs to be retested because it presents differently than expected. Noah is independently mobile, but he does need continued physical and occupational therapy since he tends to walk on tip-toe. Noah can walk straight and has good balance but he can’t run, jump, or walk far. Noah has good self-care skills. He can eat and drink, get dressed and undressed, and use the toilet without assistance.

An IQ test done by the NGO found that Noah had above average intelligence. He started working with the NGO in April 2016 after spending several years in a cerebral palsy hospital in a different province. Noah is doing well in this program. He adores his teachers and is described as an eager student. He can read, write his name, and is learning English. Noah has good language abilities and communicates well with others. He has a slight lisp that he has been working on in speech therapy.

Noah was abandoned as an infant and is now living with a foster family. Noah longs for a family of his own and often asks when his family will come for him. Is Noah the son you’ve been looking for?

Jade

$10,000 GRANT AVAILABLE FOR JADE’S ADOPTION!

Jade, 3.5, is active, energetic, and extroverted. She enjoys listening to music, reading picture books, playing outside, and playing games, especially puzzles, phone games, blocks, and rings. Jade is a smiley girl who gets along well with others.

Jade was abandoned at birth. She was diagnosed with congenital megacolon radical, which we call Hirschsprung disease in the U.S., a birth condition that causes blockage of the intestines. Jade had surgery at 2 months old and again at 10 months old to correct this condition and allow her to defecate normally. She needed anal stretching for 6 months after her second surgery, but no longer receives this. She was evaluated at 13 months and found to be successfully treated for this condition. Jade is now able to urinate and defecate normally, though she does not yet have bowel and bladder control.

Jade is delayed in her growth, language, and intelligence. She can walk and run, but can be unsteady at times. She can hold a pen to draw, but she has trouble drawing a straight line. Jade can imitate language, understand the meaning of “no”, respond to adult directions, use words to express her needs, and say a few simple words, but she has poor pronunciation. The orphanage notes that Jade has significant delays but they believe that these delays are not permanent. They are hopeful that she will improve with the love and care of a family.

Can Jade find a home with your family?

Leah

$6,000 grant now available for Leah’s adoption

Leah is 7.5 years old.  She was born with a cleft lip and palate which have now been corrected, and was abandoned when she was 3 months old.  Leah is very small for her age, closer to the size of a typical 4 year old.

Leah is described as positive, extroverted and loved by everyone.  She likes to talk, loves to eat, and enjoys dressing up and playing on the swings.  Leah has age appropriate self-care skills including feeding, dressing and using the bathroom by herself. Leah communicates with everyone and speaks in long sentences but would benefit from speech therapy to improve her pronunciation.   She listens carefully in class, remembers what she’s learned, and seems to be thinking carefully.  The orphanage says she is above average in intelligence, is a good student, and likes to answer the teacher’s questions in class.

If you’re hoping for a daughter, please consider Leah.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wendell

AGENCY FEES WAIVED!

Wendell, 2, is cute as a button! His happy, bright personality shines through in all of his photos and videos. Wendell does not have formal language skills yet, but he enjoys communicating with others through smiles, hugs, and some simple words, such as goodbye and coming. He recognizes his name when it is called and recognizes familiar people. He has a good understanding of social interactions and can show his emotions. Wendell can follow simple commands and has strong imitating ability.

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

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

In order to help Wendell find a family, we are waiving our entire agency fee. Wendell’s family will be responsible for the costs of their homestudy, post-placement reports, dossier authentication, China’s dossier log-in and translation fees, USCIS fees, orphanage donation and travel expenses. Our staff will assist Wendell’s family with grant applications and fundraising. The federal Adoption Tax Credit may also be beneficial to Wendell’s family.

Adorable Wendell needs a family to bring him home. Can that family be yours?

Gabe

Gabe, 8, is a happy, bright, sweet boy. His favorite activities are playing games and playing on the iPad with his friends. He enjoys toy cars and currently wants to be a policeman when he grows up. Gabe is a creative child who enjoys painting, drawing, and playing pretend. He is a kind, sweet, and smart boy who likes to help others and learn new things. He is happiest when playing with other children.

Gabe began attending a program run by a non-governmental organization (NGO) in 2014. Since then he has improved significantly. Gabe entered the program as a timid child who rarely spoke or took initiative. He worked with a speech pathologist and an occupation therapist to encourage his development. Gabe now communicates well with adults, has a rich vocabulary, and can express himself well. The NGO performed an IQ test on Gabe that found him to be above average intellectually. He has an aptitude for math and will happily do his friends’ math homework if you let him! He has been learning English for 2.5 years and is progressing very well. Gabe loves story books and will tell others about the stories he has read and discuss them at length. He can write his name, knows his numbers, can do addition and subtraction, and can read well. Gabe attends school in the orphanage. He plans to attend college one day.

Gabe was abandoned as an infant with no noticeable health concerns. An evaluation from June found him to be delayed in his growth and mental development though the NGO believes these delays are related to a lack of attention, affection, and support prior to joining their program. Gabe can walk, run, jump, ride a bike, jump on a trampoline, use the swings on the playground, and play outside like a normal child. The orphanage says Gabe has good coordination and normal growth development. Gabe also has good self-care skills and can do most things without assistance. He has both bowel and bladder control. Gabe is also diagnosed with Hepatitis B.

Gabe has made great progress with some attention and affection from the NGO. Could your family help Gabe continue this progress by making him a part of your family?