Bulgaria Updated: November 22, 2017
Past children: If you are interested in one of these precious children, let us know. If they are still waiting for a family, we can help put you in contact with someone who has more information.
China Updated: August 17, 2017
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West African Country Updated: July 19, 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: He has developmental delays mentally and physically., but can walk, run, hear and see well. He has a kind and pleasant personality and likes to help care for the younger children. He can also feed and dress himself.
Child 2 Male, 5 years old. Special needs: He has developmental delay and is a warm and endearing child.
Child 3 Male, 6 years old. Special needs: He has bright eyes and is very engaging. He has mild to moderate form of Cerebral Palsy. He can walk independently but falls a lot.
He has a noticeable crossed eye and speech impediment (possibly due to hearing loss). He is not receiving any specialized care or therapy.
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. She 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: He has congenital cataracts. He
underwent surgery on both of his eyes. The surgery helped somewhat. He can see large objects, light and darkness. The rest of his development is fine.
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.
Child 18: was found on a piece of fabric in a millet field when she was one year old. She has severe physical and developmental delays. She smiles easily when spoken to and has a gentle spirit and responds well to touch and affection.