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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Jack 8.5 years old

Jack was abandoned at a hospital at the age of 2 months with a meningocele on his spine at waist level.  His birthdate is May, 2004.

Jack is described as a polite child who likes to sing and dance.  He gets along well with others, sharing his food and toys.  He attends public school where he is in the 2nd grade.  He does good in school and his strong subjects are Chinese and Math. 

He is able to walk, talk and his mental state has always been good.  At age 3, he was described as a naughty, bright and lovely boy who likes listening to music and watching cartoons. 

Jack had to repair the tumor in his lumbar spine in December, 2004.  Between the ages of 1 and 2, Jack suffered convulsions on two occasions and was diagnosed with hydrocephalus.  After treatment, he was normal.  His physical and mental development is reported as normal. 

UPDATE: He goes to the toilet himself.  He is a smart boy with a good personality, somewhat shy but adjusts to new environment quickly.  He loves sports and can express himself clearly.  

For more information, please email Stacy at lovingthefatherless@gmail.com

Shane 8 years old

Shane was abandoned at 5 days old with a quilt.  He was born in September 2004 and his diagnosis include a limb deformity of his right hand and wrist as well as club feet.

Shane is described as outgoing, optimistic, smart, very warm-hearted and helpful.  He smiles a lot and is curious about many things, asking lots of questions!

Treatment and surgery to repair his club feet was performed in September 2005.  He is able to walk alone.  He is a brave boy, telling his caretaker during an examination “I will never cry.”  He has strong self-care abilities and is a good eater, although he dislikes eating steamed bread.  Shane is in first grade in public school and is very artistic.

This courageous boy desperately needs a forever family!  

For more information, please email Stacy at lovingthefatherless@gmail.com

Lincoln 4.5 years old

Lincoln was born in April 2008.  He has been living in a foster family since December 2008. He is described as a lovely boy who is happy when listening to music.  He is very active, outgoing, loves talking and smiling.  He is very smart with a strong ability to adapt to a new environment.  He is good at expressing himself and is quick to learn new things and pick up knowledge. 

His diagnosis is microcephaly.  A CT scan of his skull in May 2010 showed enlargement of the left cella lateralis.  At the age of 2 years and 2 months, the Gesell Mental Development Report showed his mental development testing was normal. 

When sleeping he likes to suck his fingers J

Perhaps Lincoln would adjust well to living with your family!

For more information, please email Stacy at lovingthefatherless@gmail.com

Chuck 4 years old

This active and energetic little boy is Chuck and he has Down Syndrome.  He was born in September 2008 and abandoned when he was approximately 20 days old.  Chuck began living with a foster family in December of 2008 and had surgery to repair his congenital heart defects of VSD and PFO in May of 2010. 
Chuck is able to walk and is fond of playing games.  His favorite toy is a small car and he enjoys pushing the car back and forth. 

The latest information we have on Chuck is from November 2010 and it is being updated, so please check back soon.

This little boy has lots of love to share with a family…is your family his?

UPDATE:  Chuck is quick in reaction, can call people, is active, outgoing, agile and loves playing with other kids.  He is very social!

For more information on Chuck, please email Stacy at lovingthefatherless@gmail.com

Liliana 5 years old

Miss Liliana is currently 5.5 years old.  She was abandoned around the age of 2, probably because of her medical condition of hydrocephaly.  She was born in April 2007. 

The last records we have, dated October 2010, state that after rehabilitation, she was walking slowly without help.  We are sure many gains have been made in the past few years and will update this information as soon as possible. 

Liliana likes to play with other children and is described as a likeable child.  Caretakers say she always smiles at others and that her smile is very lovely.  They also report that she sometimes pulls her hair when losing her temper!

Her favorite toys are a ball and playing with blocks.

You have to know that being greeted by her sweet smile each day would put a smile in your heart!

For more information, please email Stacy at lovingthefatherless@gmail.com

Leland 2 years old

This sweet boy is Leland.  He was born in September 2010. He was abandoned at age one month and developmentally on target through infancy.  When smiling or crying the corner of his mouth deflects due to his special need.

His diagnosis include:  strabismus of both eyes; abnormal function of the cranial nerve; congenital hypoplasia of right side; and lymphadenectasis (distended lymph nodes) of the neck. 
He is described as active and restless.  He enjoys musical toys and toys with bright colors!

Perhaps Leland is your son!!!

UPDATE: Leland plays with all kids that he knows.  He is smart and has a good memory and good ability of understanding.  

For more information, please email Stacy at lovingthefatherless@gmail.com

Cid 5 years old

Cid was born in October of 2007.  He has lived with a foster family since December 2009.  Cid can talk a lot, although it is sometimes not clear.  He loves smiling, playing and gets along well with other kids.  His favorite toy is a toy gun and toy cars, he shares his toys and has lots of friends.  He likes to read and seems very intelligent.  He is very curious, asking lots of questions…his favorite being “why?”
His current diagnosis is Cerebral Palsy with right side hemiplegia, bronchial asthma and dental cavities.  His records show surgery for treatment of a club foot on the right side in November 2011 and mentions that he has a right hand deformity as well as hip dysplasia. An update revealed he has good mobility.  He walks alone and can run!
 “Why” don’t you considering making Cid a part of your family? 

For more information on Cid, please email Stacy at lovingthefatherless@gmail.com

Hong Kong waiting babes!

Penny (female-age 5)
Penny is described as a cheerful child and a highly motivated student. Penny enjoys playing ball and other games with her friends. Penny says that she wants to be adopted and have a new mommy and daddy. Penny is diagnosed with hyperactivity and was born drug exposed. Could you be her mommy and daddy?

Wendy (female-age 4)
Wendy is a bright eyed and beautiful child. Her nannies report that she shares snacks and toys and holds hands with other children while playing. Wendy is eager to learn and learns quickly.   Wendy is diagnosed with Thalassemia major and was also born drug exposed. Can you help her find her forever family?

 Cory (male-age 6)
Cory has a warm and sweet smile. He likes to be goofy and have fun and is clearly full of personality. Cory is described as "patient, attentive, and willing to share".   Cory is willing to comply with rules and is a helpful child often helping teachers pass out items in group. Cory was born to drug addicted parents. Could you be this child's parent?

 Siblings Samuel (male age 7) and Sophie (female age 9)
Samuel and Sophie are siblings who desire to be adopted together. Both children have been in care since birth, but have been placed in separate homes. Recently, they were placed in the same home so that they could begin to spend time together and grow a bond. The orphanage reports that they are already quite close. Sophie enjoys watching cartoons and playing computer games. She also enjoys outdoor activities. Samuel enjoys playing with cars and puzzles. He is also an avid reader.   Can you help us find a home for Samuel and Sophie?

Nathan (male-age 10)
Nathan is a bright young man who loves sports and talking to others about sports. Nathan was born drug exposed and is diagnosed with bilateral horizontal nystagmus but this does not appear to affect his vision. In addition, Nathan is on track intellectually and developmentally with peers his age and is considered "healthy" by American standards. Nathan is a loving and polite boy who needs a forever family.

Steven (male-age 18 months)
Steven is a beautiful child who enjoys musical toys and toy cars. He also enjoys water play. He is described to have a pleasant personality. Steven has been diagnosed with Down Syndrome and has some heart complications. Please consider him for your family?

Heath (male-age 16 months)
Health is a happy active young man who is curious about everything. He loves crawling everywhere he can. Health is also diagnosed with Down Syndrome and has had surgery to repair his AVSD. Please consider making Heath your son.

Uriah (male-age 2 years)

Uriah is a beautiful happy little boy of Filipino decent. Uriah's neonatal health is not known as he was abandoned by his birth mother.  Uriah likes playing toys, especially toys that make noise. He likes being hugged, cuddled and tickled by adults. Uriah has been diagnosed with some delays and bilateral optic disc coloboma (poor vision). He appears to be on track developmentally in regards to social, emotional, and speech development. Could Uriah be a good match for your home?
For more information on the sweet babes above, please email stacy at lovingthefatherless@gmail.com

Monday, January 16, 2012

BUDDIES Sammy 9 and Joseph 8

Buddies...orphanage brothers!!!

These 2 precious boys are waiting for their forever families to find them! These two sweeties are the best of friends...really, they are brothers in every way. They remind me so much of our Solomon and Kaden!! And you know what??? They are waiting in Solomon's incredible orphanage!!

Both boys have been featured on Love Without Boundaries blog. Click HERE for Joseph.



Click HERE for Sammy

For more information on either of the boys, please email Stacy at lovingthefatherless@gmail.com

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

XiXi 3 years

Xixi is nearly 3 years old. He is a very affectionate child, hurrying towards people he knows with upraised arms, eager to be held, and wrapping his arms and legs tightly around the individual. He has been at the orphanage since infancy, and gets along well with the other children there. Xixi eats with good appetite and doesn't seem to be picky at all. He can be very dramatic, quickly bringing on tears if he wants attention, and just as quickly breaking into smiles when he has been comforted. Xixi is a bit reticent around strangers, but bonds very strongly once a person has won his trust. He really seems to long for love, and I think he will have no major problem adjusting to a family. Xixi is a little slow to accept new people, but attaches strongly once he warms to them. He is very affectionate, loves to be held, and will often hurry over to a person and hold his arms up to be picked up, wrapping his arms and legs tightly around the person. He loves to play in a calm way; rough-housing sometimes scares him a bit. Always eager with his dimpled smile, his laughter is infectious. He enjoys riding around on cars, pushing others on cars, and playing with others.Visiting therapists said that Xixi seems quite high-functioning, and would likely fit in well with a new family. He is eager for love, and would be a bright spot and a blessing for any family that decided to adopt him.

XiXi - Doing well with walking. He is climbing up onto things and in and out of the car. He is able to push the horn in the car. He was willing to participate with the drawing activities (scribbling for his age) with the other children. He has good sitting balance on the gym ball and able to maintain his balance when the ball was moved in all directions. While sitting on the ground, he does maintain a wide base of support (as is typical for Down Syndrome). He is able to hold the crayon with his 3 fingers in an immature grip. He was able to run and get in and out of the car on his own.

Special Need: Down Syndrome

NanNan almost 7 years old

NanNan was abandoned at 3 or 4 years old. He is a very energetic boy who can be mischievous, but responds well to attention and having his energy channeled into more productive areas. He enjoys being given helpful tasks to do, and is proud of himself when he achieves anything. He has a very healthy appetite and will eat almost anything, but has a special fondness for sweats. NanNan responds well to love, and would adapt well to having a permanent family. He is an active child who enjoys physical play. He plays chase with his friends, rides cars or bikes, plays ball, imitates the actions of actors on TV, dances to music, and draws or colors simple pictures. He can turn on the TV and water tap, can read facial expression when others praise or reproach him. He is independent for basic things such as putting on his own clothes and shoes, washing himself, going to the bathroom by himself, and feeding himself with a spoon. His appetite is excellent, and he has quite a sweet tooth. He is frequently helpful by offering to help the ayis mop the floor or clean the tables. NanNan is physically healthy. No heart or thyroid issues have been detected. When he had a CT scan on his head, nothing unusual was detected.

Nan Nan- Doing well with his gross motor skills. Runs well. He was able to maintain his balance well on the gym ball when it was moved in all directions. He has some discipline issues but responds well when given attention. Following a little bit of one on one attention, he was able to be redirected and was no longer seeking out the negative attention. He loves to play. He responds well when other children want to hug him.

Special Need: Downs Syndrome

Qui 12 years old

Just look at this precious boy!!!!!!!!!!!! He desperately needs his forever family!

Qiu is an exceptional 11 year old boy. He
is an especially sweet and helpful little boy. Qiu is very dramatic and creative, and will imitate the actions of TV actors, dance with the music, and paint simple pictures. One of his favorite things to do is sing karaoke, and he will use any opportunity to perform for his audience. He is very energetic, and loves riding his bike or cars around and playing on the playground. He is sensitive to other’s moods, and can read facial expressions when others are praising or reproaching him. He can turn on the TV and water tap, and generally is independent for basic things like putting on his own clothes and shoes, bathing himself, going to the bathroom, and feeding himself. Jin Qiu loves to help, and offers to assist the ayis by mopping the floor, cleaning the tables, and quickly reacting when the other kids have fallen down by rushing to pick them up. If he does not feel well, he knows how to go to our clinic and point at his stomach to communicate his discomfort.

Qiu is physically healthy. No heart or thyroid issues have been detected. Qiu is 11 years old, and needs a family soon, or he will be stuck in the government care system his whole life. He is a very sweet, loving boy, and would be a blessing to any family that adopted him!

Qiu - He has high level gross motor skills. He is able to run and jump rope. Grip strength is good as he was able to squeeze a water bottle and was able to hold a pencil appropriately. Given a sample of 3 shapes, he is able to draw a circle, approximate a square and triangle. He is able to draw a vertical line. He is very affectionate. He wants to please those around him as demonstrated by his willingness to help. He was able to follow visual instructions to assist with the sensory activities with the other children. He was very kind and gentle with his dealings while doing these activities. He also was willing to help the Ayis with folding the diapers each afternoon. He follows a routine well as even at 11 years old, he was able to take a mid-afternoon nap while the younger children were napping. I think he has great potential for learning academic skills as he willingly participated with quiet activities when others were running around. He does love to sing and dance but will sit and cuddle, given the opportunity.