Levi

THERE IS NOW A $10,000 GRANT AVAILABLE FOR LEVI’S ADOPTION!

Levi, 8, is described as smiley, sensitive, quiet, and compassionate. He gets along well with others and enjoys playing games with his friends. Levi is quiet but he is very attentive and aware of other’s needs. He is patient and thoughtful when conversing with others. His favorite toy is a toy car.

Levi was abandoned at 1.5 years old. He is diagnosed with cerebral palsy. Levi entered a program at the orphanage run by a non-governmental organization (NGO) in April 2016 after spending several years in a cerebral palsy hospital in another province. He now lives and attends school in the orphanage with other children his age. Levi has never received surgery. He receives rehabilitation training every day during the week.

Levi has improved a lot since coming to the orphanage and NGO program in 2016. He can’t walk alone, but he can crawl and stand while holding onto something. Since getting a new wheelchair this past Spring Levi’s mobility has improved. He has high muscle tone that affects his whole body. Levi will continue to need physical and occupation therapy to help improve his mobility and self-care skills further. He still depends on his caretakers for assistance, but his self-care skills have improved. He can eat independently, use the bathroom, wash his face, and brush his teeth without assistance. The NGO reports that he is toilet trained but his orphanage says he still wears diapers at night. Levi has never had formal schooling before last year so new concepts come slowly to him but he doesn’t give up. He can express his needs though he is quiet and speaks slowly. Levi has average intelligence. He had been lacking adult attention and formal schooling prior to entering this program. Levi has improved greatly since he began receiving both.

Levi wants to be adopted. Could your family provide Levi with the loving home he deserves?

Holly

ALL AGENCY FEES WAIVED!

Holly, 8, is a happy, active girl. She enjoys playing with toys, watching cartoons, imitating, listening to music, and dancing. She is described as introverted and is closest to her foster mom. Holly lives with a foster family on the grounds of the orphanage.

Holly was abandoned at 6 months old. She is diagnosed with Down Syndrome and patent ductus arteriosus, a type of congenital heart disease. Holly can walk, run, and jump though she gets tired if she walks for a long time. She can have simple communication. Holly attends school in the orphanage. Her best subject is music. She has both bowel and bladder control.

In order to help Holly find a family, we are waiving our entire agency fee. Holly’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 Holly’s family with grant applications and fundraising. The federal Adoption Tax Credit may also be beneficial to Holly’s family.

Can Holly find a home with your family?

Joseph

A $10,000 grant is available for Joseph’s adoption.

Joseph, 9.5, is a sunny boy with a ready smile who likes to be in the center of the action. Joseph is a people person who is happiest when playing outside with the other children. He enjoys coloring, doing puzzles, and kicking around a ball outside.

Joseph was abandoned at 3 years old. He is diagnosed with cerebral palsy. He lives in the orphanage with other children. Joseph has not had any surgeries and only last year began receiving therapeutic services. He can’t walk alone, but he can stand while holding onto a rail, sit alone, and crawl. Joseph uses a wheelchair to move about. This has helped increase his independence. Before beginning speech therapy last year Joseph was non-verbal and could only communicate his needs with physical actions and facial expressions. He is now learning both English and Chinese. He has never had any formal schooling, but he does work with a private teacher daily. He now can recognize colors, animals, numbers, and shapes. His weight is now in a healthy weight range since beginning therapy. His self-care skills have also improved. He now helps when getting dressed, can eat finger foods unassisted, and can drink from his own cup. Joseph toilet trained. He occasionally has seizures but these are well controlled with medication.

Joseph receives his therapeutic services from a non-governmental organization (NGO) in China. The NGO had this to say about Joseph: “Joseph has therapy needs that cannot be adequately met in China, but we’ve seen such amazing progress in what little he’s been given that we have high hopes for him to become much more independent. He wants to be adopted and understands that several of his friends now have families of their own.”

Could your family help Joseph thrive?

 

Faith

ALL AGENCY FEES WAIVED!

Faith will turn 4 this month! Her caretakers describe her as a very happy girl. Faith was abandoned at 2 months old and has been raised in an orphanage. She is diagnosed with Down syndrome. She is able to stand and walk with assistance and enjoys walking outside. She smiles often, especially at those she recognizes. Faith likes to sit and play with her toys. She particularly likes electronic toys and picture books. She also enjoys music. Faith cannot speak, but she is able to imitate words, understand what “no” means, and follow directions. She likes to be held. Faith gets along well with others and likes to play with the other kids. She can eat without help from an adult. She does not have bowel and bladder control yet.

In order to help Faith find a family, we are waiving our entire agency fee. Faith’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 Faith’s family with grant applications and fundraising. The federal Adoption Tax Credit may also be beneficial to Faith’s family.

Can Faith find a home with your family?

Francis

A $5,000 GRANT IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR FRANCIS’ ADOPTION!

Francis, 8, is described as honest, obedient, sensible, and helpful. He enjoys helping out the other children and his caretakers when he is able. Francis enjoys playing with other children. His favorite toys are toy cars and balls.

Francis is attending school in the community. He is in first grade and is slightly ahead in his academics compared to the other children his age. He can do both addition and subtraction. He has normal intelligence.

Francis was born with bilateral cleft lip/palate. He received two surgeries to repair his cleft lip and palate, but he may need additional treatment and speech therapy. He was abandoned at birth.

Francis is a typical 8 year old boy who enjoys eating potato chips and candy, and playing with his friends. Is Francis the son you’ve been looking for?

Gavin

Gavin just turned 3 last month. Gavin is a happy, energetic, and introverted child. He enjoys playing with toys, listening to music, and playing with other kids. His favorite toys are books, toy cars, and a toy phone. Gavin enjoys moving about and exploring.

Gavin’s gross and fine motor skills are developing well. He can crawl, stand steadily, and walk with one hand held. He can pick up small objects and imitate drawing lines. Gavin’s intelligence is reportedly delayed compared to his peers though he does know how to express his needs. He is able to speak in two-words phrases and imitate words. Gavin is not yet toilet trained and must wear diapers during the day and night. The orphanage reports that Gavin is too young to know any self-care skills. There is no indication that he would be unable to develop these skills if given the opportunity.

Gavin was abandoned at 4 months old. He was found with a note that told his founders his birthdate and that he was born prematurely. Gavin had surgery in July 2015 to repair an inguinal hernia. Gavin has been living with a foster family on the grounds of the orphanage since May 2016.

Could your family help Gavin thrive?