Bulgaria Updated: June, 2017
- Stanislava I Aged Out Before A Family Found Me
- Valentina I Have a Family!
West African Country Updated: June 4, 2017Due to the sensitive limitations on child advocacy for this country, we are not able to share specific information about the children publicly. These children need families urgently! We have about 25 children now on our special needs adoption list, with mild to severe disabilities. Please contact us to learn more about a specific child(ren). We are have direct contacts that we are advocating with. Please help us find families!
Child 1 Male, 12 years old. Special needs: Epilepsy (with medication), slight paralysis in his right arm, physical and mental developmental delays. Paperwork complete.
Child 2 Male, 5 years old. Special needs: Moderate Cerebral Palsy (not receiving specialized care) and currently nonverbal. He can sit up by himself and walk with help. He is a happy and active child.
Child 3 Male, 6 years old. Special needs: Moderate Cerebral Palsy (no specialized care) and currently nonverbal. He walks, runs, even climbs a small slide. He is lively and affectionate. Able to express great joy, sadness, and frustration from time to time.
Child 5 Male, 7 years. Special needs: Moderate to severe Cerebral Palsy (unofficial
diagnosis. He cannot walk but he can sit without assistance. His language is very developed. Bright and engaging boy. Likes music--he dances even when sitting on the floor.
Child 6 Male, 4 years old. Special needs: heterozygote AS, a form of sickle cell anemia. Warm and affectionate child.
Child 7 Female, 6 years old. Special needs: Severe Cerebral Palsy. She cannot sit up on her own. She cannot walk. She does not talk. She is losing the use of her arms, hands, and legs because she has not been given any therapy. She mostly sits in her wheel chair all day or is in her bed. Sarah responds to touch. She responds to someone talking to her. She has so much more potential.
Child 9 Male, 10 years old. Special needs: No known special needs, healthy. Paperwork
ready. He is on our list because of his age. He is enrolled in school.
Child 10 Female, 9 years old. Special needs: She has a vision problem (horizontal nystagmus). She has been very slow in speaking but she does have some words. She is seeing a speech therapist and the caretakers are seeing improvement. Her motor skills are good. She is not yet in school because of her visual impairment.
Child 11 Female, 7 years old. Special needs: Possible autism (undiagnosed). She has been very slow to speak and has relational problems.She is working with a psychologist and also a speech therapist and she is improving. She is calm and she very easily smiles. She prefers to play alone yet sometimes does participate in preschool activities.
Child 13 Male, 8 years old. Special needs: No known special needs, healthy. He is on the
list because of his age. He is described as a timid boy who does not talk a lot and who is respectful. His caretakers report though that he gets along well with the other children in the center, that he has a strong character, good self-esteem, and is well integrated into the center and his school. He is in the third grade at school.
Child 14 Male, 10 years old. Special needs: No known special needs, healthy. He is
described as very alert, curious and active in everything that he does. He speaks well and is sometimes stubborn. He is in the 3rd grade and he is doing well in school.
Child 15 Male, 9 years old. Special needs: congenital cataracts (corrective surgery). The surgery helped somewhat but he can still only see peripherally. He can see large objects. He attends a school for the blind where he is in the 2nd grade. He is learning to read and write using braille. He is a very gentle boy who is easily entertained by playing with small cars and trucks. He also like to play with jumbo legos.
Child 16 Male, 8 years old. Special needs: Epilepsy. In the past, he had major seizures, but
since being on medication, he's not had a seizure in several years. He is very bright. He loves to play with the other children and he often teases them.
Child 17 Male, 11 years old. Special needs: He has tested positive for Hep B but has not shown any symptoms of the disease. Rejected by his parents, he is now living in a foster family. He is on the list because of his age. He is bright and engaging. He is completing the 4th grade in school.