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AKAYSHA, female, DOB: Oct. 2012 SN delayed development, abnormal EEG and CT scans
Akaysha especially likes to look at herself in a mirror. What adorable child would not?! She finds her little face quite delightful and also giggles at a good game of peek-a-boo with her caregivers. She responds positively to music and cuddles. She is a good natured baby who doesn’t often cry and she is a robust eater. Akaysha entered her CWI when she was approximately 6 months old. No family, personal nor medical history was found with her and is unknown. She was seen and video recorded on 7/23/2014. She is wobbly when put on the floor to sit until her caregiver helps her sit with more control. Her sweet little self can be seen at the link below.
Akaysha’s reports share:
On admission, she had average physical development, was transferred to Children’s hospital for physical examinations and treatment. PE results: T 36.8 ℃, mild delayed development, sit without help stable, smile when teased, not afraid of strangers. She had average nutrition, clear mind, good mental state, good reaction, stable breath. She had normal skin, no rash, good skin elasticity, soft anterior fontanel, equal size and circle of pupils, sensitive to light, no cyanosis of mouth and lips, no resistance of neck, coarse sound of both lungs without dry or moist rales, heart rate 132 bpm, regular, strong heart sound, no murmur of valves, flat abdomen, normal bowel sound.
Staff gave her scientific feeding, made proper training project, basically adapt to life in this institute. At the age of 8 months, she was transferred into infant nursing program, she can turn over freely, likes sucking fingers, smile when teased, can grasp toys for long time and play. At the age of 9 months, she would look around when being called, look at someone who talk to her seriously, cry when unhappy, quiet after being comforted. At the age of 10 months, she likes look at the mirror, often shake her head facing mirror and laugh out happily. She would dig small holes of toys with her thumb and index finger, always kick her legs. At the age of 11 months, she would grasp her left foot with right hand hardly, she would pull back her feet when being tickled. She can sit against objects, touch adults’ face when sitting on their laps. She likes playing hide-and-seek, giggles when playing. At the age of 1 year, she can have soft rice, quiet when listening to music. She would look at someone who hold her, can stretch her hands for objects in front of her.
Currently, she is 1 year and 1 month old, she is quiet, has a ready smile, seldom cry. She has balanced nutrition, has good physical development. She has routine life, good life habits and balanced diet. She eats table food and continues to drink formula.
ANDERZ, male, DOB: December 2012 SN delayed development PENDING
Anderz is a darling 22 month old boy! He’s dressed as though he’s ready to take on the world, and we just can say enough about those squeaky shoes. He’s ready for winter his is puffy coat, we hope this will be his last winter spent in care with no heat.
Anderz originally tested inconclusive for HIV but now tests negative. He has some delays noted on his file but his nannies and the director of the orphanage say he is developing typically for their institution. Anderz should thrive with a loving family who can provide home with the care and attention any baby needs.
BELIZE, female, DOB 6/2008 SN ambiguous genitalia
“Belize is a star; every time there are the activities, we can find her figure in these activities.” This is how Belize is described by her caregivers. The growth report in the file shows the many ways she is indeed a “star”! Belize loves to nurture the younger children and is keenly smitten with flowers and the color red. She knows many English words. She can do math quickly in her head and sometimes will shout out the answer before the other children have a chance to figure it out. She is creative and imaginative. She is a healthy child with a physical difference. She has had a surgery to address this difference. Belize entered her orphanage as a newborn.
Belize’s reports share:
PE on admission: normal muscle force and muscular tension, all was normal but external genital malformations,. Primary diagnosis: hermaphrodism. (in America the medical term used is DSD. When a less-common path of sex development is taken, the condition is often called a “disorder of sex development” or DSD. An excellent resource for education on DSD is DSD Families. Click the link here! Belize has an ultra sound in her file that is helpful. No chromosome tests are included in her file.)
Belize’s physical and cognitive development has been on target. She was able to walk independently at 12 months old. “On admission, she is 2.9kg in weight, 48cm in height, 34cm in head size and 32cm in chest size, fisted tightly and can cry. By the excellent care of the medical staffs and scientific feeding, her physical condition has been improved. At the age of 10months, she can stand with hands holding onto the support and can walk with hands holding adult’s hand. At the age of 12 months, she can walk alone.
In June of 2012, she had performed the surgery with successful process.
At the age of 3 years, she goes to the kindergarten and is a clever and studious child. She likes to go to the writing class. She can write Chinese Characters well, and now she can write these words, such as “zhong”(middle), “xia”(down), “shang”(up), “xiao”(small), “shui” (water), and “huo”(fire). She also can write her own name. Her favorite animal is the monkey, because the monkey can climb the tree, she feels that it’s so wonderful.
Her math is nice, she can perform the addition and subtraction within 10, knows the orders, knows big and small as well as knows separation and reunion. When other children are performing the mathematical arithmetic, she has known to chant out the result while doing the sums in her head for some simple arithmetic. She is a star; every time there are the activities, we can find her figure in these activities. She can speak a lot of English words, such as apple, banana, cat, dog, fish and monkey etc. Her favorite color is red; she always uses the striking color in her drawings; she has good imagination and creativity. In the art class, we can see her own work and she is able to describe her drawing to the teacher and children; her favorite fruit is the apple; she says the apple is so sweet; she likes to eat the fried fish and can pick out the bones of fish.
Belize likes to play games with her friends, would care the younger brother and sister, is very sensible, and has good self-care ability; she can put on clothes and fold up a quilt without help, also can help the teacher to clean. There are flowers in our classroom, she would water these flowers, and loves the flowers very much; she says that she loves them. She is a polite child, can say hello to uncles and aunts on her own initiative; when others helps her, she knows to thanks them; she knows the etiquette of dining, knows to be diligent to trim the nails and have a haircut.
She is going to go to grade one. We believe that she would be better and better.
BENTLY, male, DOB 7/2013 SN: low birth weight, possible premature birth, delayed physical development.
It is likely that Baby Bentley will grow up sharing his birthday cake with America. Our Yankee Doodle Boy has a report written in March 2014 when he was only 8 months old. A current glimpse into his development has been requested but now yet received. Bentley came to his SWI when he was estimated to be a week old. Birth information is not known but from his low weight and development it was possible he was born prematurely. He loves to have people play with him and “bask in the outdoors”. He can follow sounds and has also learned to throw his toys when he wants to make his wishes known. He is also described as curious and active.
Bentley’s reports share:
On admission, he had normal development, average nutrition, clear breathing sound, HR 120 bpm, in order, R 50 times/min. He was 2 kg in weight, 46 cm in height, 36 cm in head size and 34 cm in chest size, was possibility of low birth weight premature.
On Mar.4,2014, he took PE in he is 19 kg in weight, 107 cm in height, 47 cm in head size and 55 cm in chest size, delayed physical development.
He has normal mental development, Bentley was 1 month old when admitted, he has good grasp reflex, loud cry, his neck keep backward and stiff, often keep a fist, has good grasp strength. At the age of 3 months, he can kick quilt, likes to put his hand in his mouth, likes adults talk to him, he would stare at caretaker, make sounds of “gu gu” for response, he cries most loudly when hungry. At the age of 5 months, Bentley is always curious, splash water to play when taking bath, sometimes fight with other kids for attention and toys; his arms and legs are flexible, playing alone on his crib, turn his head when being called, throw toys for attention when unhappy; kick his feet when angry, laugh out loud when happy, can pronounce words with single syllable; he likes playing clap game with caretaker, make sounds of “Ahah} when caretaker speak to him. Currently, Bentley can not sit without help, need to be aided on his back, likes caretaker take him to play and bask outdoors, likes playing toys in the activity room, observe toys given to him, sometimes licks, not afraid of strangers, sing songs and pat him could make him quiet.
Bentley has good physical condition, has not been found to have food or medicine allergy.
Social Welfare Institution
March 20, 2014
BRITTAN, DOB: 12/2006, male, SN: mild right side hemiplasia, medication controlled epilepsy
Brittan may look somber in his file photos but when a team from Children’s House International met him in April 2014, he was quite the smiler. That smile reached right into the team and shook them smitten! He cheerfully recited a poem and could even speak some English. Brittan apparently likes to be a leader and pretend like he is the teacher. He is described to be intelligent and naturally curious by his caregivers but he has carried the label of “delayed mental development” since an intelligence test give to him when he was 8 months old. CT scans in 2007 showed he had suffered a subdural hematoma. A second CT scan in 2009 found no signs of hematoma. He does have an difference in his sleeping EEG and also his CT scan of the brain. He was admitted to his SWI when he was about a month old. Children like Birttan are exactly why Journey of Hope camps are so vital. In this case, the “on paper” description doesn’t do justice to the “live in action” reality.
Brittan’s reports share:
After admission the doctor on duty named him and did PE for him: 3.9 kg in weight 54 cm in height, 39cm in head size, he has pale face and mild stained yellow, mild nystagmus of both eyes, fast heart rate, SM level II could be found between 2-3rd rib of sternum. Suspected diagnosis: 1) reason for twitching needed to be found, intracranial hemorrhage; 2) reason for stained yellow needed to be found; 3) CHD wait to be excluded
Brittan has a sound sleep, he takes shower once a day, can take off clothes and take shower without help. Since his hemiplegia of right body limiting his right hand and foot, he often has meals and writes with left hand, his right hand just supplement to left hand with simple actions, his right leg is inconvenience, runs with tiptoeing right hand. Brittan can speak fluently, can communicate normally with teachers and classmates, would ask “What is this” initially, curious about anything. Brittan is hospitable to loving people who come to visit, he would show his room to guests, and is polite to them. At home, Brittan can take on responsibility to help other kids collect toys, and take younger siblings to play. Currently, Brittan studies in the senior class of kindergarten, teachers evaluates him as enthusiastic, active, but sometimes break rules, likes walking around. In terms of studying, Brittan knows reading and writing of 1-10, can do additions within 10.
At the age of 8 months, ZHU ZHAO took mental test in General Hospital which shows: delayed mental development, stiff of right body, advise to strengthen on right upper limb rehabilitation training and early education. Aimed at his twitching, he took cranium CT in Fuzhou General Hospital of Nanjing Military Area on Aug.5,2007, which shows: chronic subdural hematoma of left side and cerebral atrophy of left side and expansion of left lateral ventricle. He took CT exam in X-ray Department of Provincial Hospital on Jan.1,2009, which shows: 1.No obvious hematoma signs in the cranium;2. Decreased of left frontal, temporal and parietal lobe, encephalomalacia nidus and partially cerebral atrophy? He took EEG in Provincial Hospital of Fujian on May 5,2009 which shows: Abnormal drug-induced sleep EEG. Details see the medical report. 3 months after admission, Brittan had no heart murmur in heart auscultation, so CHD was excluded. Brittan has not taken vaccinations. He still takes Phenobarbital, his twitching is basically controlled. Currently, he is 111 cm in height, 18 kg in weight, 46 cm in head size, 52 cm in chest size and has 18 teeth, began to grow permanent teeth for 4 teeth. Brittan’s current diagnosis is hemiplegia of right body, epilepsy and delayed mental development.
Brittan is a curious and cute boy, we hope he could be adopted by foreign family, give him better treatment and rehabilitation, allow him to grow happily and have a bright future.
Children’s Welfare Institute
BROOKE, DOB: 6/2011, female, SN: Down Syndrome PENDING
Brooke is just way, way too cute! The Children’s House International staff had the delight of meeting her in April 2014. She loved her own little backpack that was packed for her day out. She is able to walk well and interacted cheerfully with other children there. Brooke has the great opportunity to live in a private foster care center where she has one on one care. Brooke loves to SWIM and to give hugs and kisses before bedtime. She was admitted to her SWI when she was approximately 1 month old.
Brooke’s reports share:
After admission the doctor on duty named her and did PE for her: 2.8kg in weight 53cm in height, 35cm in head size, 33cm in chest size , eyes have small palpebral fissure, lateral ear canthus warped, low auricle, face down, Diagnosis: mongolism.
.After admission Brooke was placed with a foster family. Every day she will, draw circles, look at books, read story, sing songs and get a hug and kiss then go to bed . She has a steady sleep, and she likes lying down or lying side to sleep
She is a very lovely child, is also a very helpful child, when she sees something on the ground, she will help you to pick it up, and will help to get tissues, diapers, wet wipes, etc. She is willing to help to fetch what she can. She can imitate adults’ talk, although it is not very standard, but she can make sounds. Particularly when the adult educates other children for misbehavior, she would say to the child, “No!” She knows the names of all the children in the room, can call them out. She can follow the adults to sing songs together, although she can not sing songs very standard, but the musical sound is standard. Now she can respond to us sometimes, when we ask her, “Do you want to play in the car?” (she can sit on the car and push herself away)she will reply “Yes!” She’s very cute, a bit like an adult.
She also can imitate other very great children, when we hold her do any action in front of the mirror, she is very cute. She likes swimming and playing in water very much, she can use her hands and feet to pat the water. When we teach her to swim, we use our hand supporting her chin, (because she can’t swim), let she can float in the water, when we say “do you want to do it again’’, we could not believe our eyes that she bent over the water herself , and used her hand to support her chin, very cute.
She is also a very enthusiastic child and when see some children enter the room, can say hi enthusiastically. She will be very enthusiastic to be held by adults that she knows. She can walk and go up and down stairs alone, she also can drink water and eat herself but needs a little help, and can wash and wipe hands alone. She is a very smart and cute child, she likes to play “love hug”game with her friend Ping Ping.
Brooke is an active girl. We hope a foreign family can adopt her early and give her a warm family, help her gain better education.
Children’s Welfare Institute, Jul.30 2014
CHADWICK, male, DOB 3/2012 SN mild hearing loss of right ear, nystagmus, psychomotor delay
Chadwick is a beautiful baby but he is now a toddler of 2 years old. New pictures are so much in order! A request has been made for current pictures and updates. Chadwick is an active boy who likes to attend his Half The Sky preschool class at the SWI. He was diagnosed with nystagmus and a mild hearing loss in his right ear. Since those reports were submitted the SWI became concerned that his general motor growth was delayed and submitted additional information to be included in his file.
Chadwick had his original file prepared in December 2012 and his diagnosis in the submitted materials was for: nystagmus, and mild right ear hearing loss. Recently the rehabilitation teachers closely observed his daily life. It was discovered that because of the child’s nystagmus, vision may be influenced. He can see things and will reach for toys and play in the yard and will observe around and look at the scenery but he is less responsive than the other children. When familiar people are shouting his name, he will turn around to find the source of sound.
Now at 14 months old he will still not walk alone. With help he can walk some distance. When we tease him with bright colorful toys or call his name, his reaction is big. When he is looking at things, his eyes will wrinkle. The physical exam in the hospital this time shows the result: nystagmus, and mild dysaudia of right ear. (Immediate Evoked Otoacoustic Emission Test)
Chadwick is active, has a ready smile, likes playing alone, he also likes to be cuddled and teased by his caregivers.
Like other children, Chadwick usually like toys, looks for and grabs toys, likes outdoor activities, and likes spending time with his familiar caregivers. He likes his mother to tease him. He is occasionally able to respond correctly according to instructions. Furthermore he attends our nursery class with Half The Sky foundation. They noticed there that when he ate rice and noodles he had some chewing difficulties. We had to take him to the hospital for the relevant inspection of his throat. The doctor diagnosed him having no problem, so it is probably because he does not like or is not yet adapted to eating staple food.
Our rehabilitation doctor now works with every day to train physical therapy. On August 7, 2013, the doctors at Children’s Hospital examined him and said: psychomotor delay.
August 8, 2013
Cheshire, DOB: 5/2008, female, SN: developmental delay
She has a very detailed medical report and seems to be very healthy. She is able to speak her thoughts and emotions and is learning slowly. Cheshire is from a partnered One to One program and we hope to have a video of her soon.
Six months after Cheshire was born, she was found abandoned near a hospital. Police searched for birth parents and relatives without luck. She was admitted to the Social Welfare Institute where they estimated her birth date due to her physical development.
On admission she has average condition, average nutrition, no stained yellow and blooding points of skin, no deformity of skull, no deformity of limbs and spine, and no abnormal findings of anus and external genitalia.
At the age of 6months, Cheshire had average diet and sleep. She was able to roll over on one side, and move her body left and right while on the bed; she can locate the direction of where a sound is coming from.
At the age of 9 months, Cheshire is able to hold her head up with forearms propping and has rich facial expressions when teased. She is able to sit alone, but is still a bit wobbly.
At the age of 11months, she could stand up while holding onto bedrail. At the age of 2years, she can eat biscuit without help and is able to say simple words.
At the age of 3, Cheshire started school and got along well with classmates. Her language skills were poor, but she can express her needs in lengthy sentences. At this time, she is very independent and likes to play blocks alone and have meals alone. At the age of 3.5years, she can express some simple sentences, such as “father”, “mother”, “grandfather” “grandmother” “teacher, I’m here” etc., clearly. She has fairly good thinking ability and memory and can state the names of all students in the class; her body balance is not very well; she can recognize colors, fruits and vegetables.
At the age of 4 years, she has good spirits, average development and is quick in reaction; she can express her needs freely, is fond of dancing and playing with toys; she can recognize “big” and “small, as well as her own name; she can write with a pen, and has average motion; but she can’t jump off the floor with feet; she has average self-care ability, can wash her hands, put on and take off clothes, go to toilet alone, but needs to be reminded.
Now she is 94cm in height, 14.5kg in weight, 43cm in head size, and 50cm in chest size, 14cm in foot length, and has full teeth. The child has normal intelligence development and good physical development, with motor coordination and poor balance ability; she can adapt living environment well. She has routine living schedule, and good living habits, the dieting is balance.
Children’s Welfare Institute
CHESSA, female, DOB: Dec. 2010 SN repaired cleft lip, un-repaired cleft palate, hearing loss
Chessa has spent all of her nearly four years living in her orphanage. She received cleft lip surgery in 2012 but currently has not had her palate repaired. She is only able to drink milk and is not given solid food. Due to her palate issues she has suffered repeated ear infections that have left her deaf. She does not speak because she cannot hear. She likes to play alone or stay with the aunts. She is afraid of strangers. She can walk and climb. She does not run or jump. Chessa has good fine motor skills.
Unfortunately for Chessa she has had an IQ exam that did not account for her lack of hearing. She also carries a diagnosis of mental delay. What opportunities would this girl have if she was taught ASL? What would it be like to be trapped in silence?
Chessa does exhibit some institutional behaviors. She likes to spin and shake her head. It would be impossible to know if this is the result of her silent isolation or if she has some autistic behavior. Chessa has round and big eyes, black and bright, has long eyelashes, making her eyes beautiful. She is gentle, smart and obedient, and is a quiet little girl.
CRISPAN, male, DOB 2/2011 SN post op CHD, hypospadias, arrested development
Crispan is a boy after Cupid’s own heart. Is that an arrow in his hand? Why no, it is actually a scrumptious candied apple. Crispan is a lovely wee lad who likes most to play and be active. In one file photo he looks like he is on the run to find more fun! His heart is working well now since his surgery in March 2013 but a small and systolic murmur can still be heard during his physical exam. Thankfully, he has been in foster care since soon after being admitted to the SWI at approximately 4 months old. He has had the attention of a nurturing family and gets many chances to go out and about and explore the world with them.
Crispan’s reports share:
Crispan joined a foster family from July 15, 2011 until now. Through observation, he has routine life, he takes bath one time every other day before going to bed. He eats staple food he will eat some eggs and fruit after nap. Grapes and apples are his favorite. Before nap he drinks 200ml milk and before go to bed he drinks 280ml milk. He will wake up several times during sleep. He needs to wear diapers while he sleeps.
In the foster home they regularly play music, sing a song to him, and often took him to outdoors to promote his psychological, mental and physical developments. He receives a careful caring. He is growing happily day after a day.
Crispan is active and clever, now he is able to walk and run by himself, he will play with fingers and do sports. He can understand many words, likes eating, sleeping, and bye-bye. He likes drawing, especially drawing lines on paper. He likes building blocks, he can build tower of four blocks, with some help, he can do 8 piece puzzles. In language, he can say “father” or “mother” and understands words meaning. In terms of daily living, he can cooperate with adult activities such as feeding, dressing. Crispan knows how to toilet himself and takes off trousers independently. In social terms, he is not afraid of strangers and unfamiliar environment, and he will familiar with strangers quickly. He likes to interact with people.
Crispan has a Tetralogy of Fallot congenital complex heart disease, during Mar.12, 2013 between Mar.30; he had a surgery and the surgery was successfully. According to the diagnostic report on Oct.30, 2013, Crispan has hypospadias and arrest of development, his lung has a phlegm sound and breath sound also has problems.
Crispan can walk by himself and go upstairs and downstairs all alone, draw lines and build tower of four blocks, say three or five words. He knows having continence of feces and urine in the daytime and corporates in dressing. He is really an active and lovely child with a smile.
On Dec, 2013 the height is 90.5cm, head size:47.2cm, weight:13.3kg, chest size: 48cm.
Signed by Social Welfare Institute
DASH, male, DOB: 3/2011 SN bilateral club feet, deformity of wrists
Dash was abandoned a few weeks after birth. He has been living in an orphanage ever since. On admission he had some jaundice and it was noted that he had normal muscular tension in his limbs but a deformity of both wrists and ankle joints. He has no infectious
After admission, he was cared by the dedicated staff. At the age of 5months, he can visually move following the moving object. Dash was able to grasp and reach for objects but was a bit slower due to his deformity. Dash was a quiet baby who liked to be cuddled.
Now Dash is 3years and 1month, is 70cm in height, 7.4kg in weight, 46cm in head size and 46cm in chest size; he can walk with hands holding onto support, can walk freely in the baby walker, can understand simple instructions, can pick up small things, has a ready smile, begins to speak, can say mom, and can say hello to others on his own initiative. He is shy and has less crying.
DAX, male, DOB 7/2002 SN post operative CHD (Tetrology of Fallot)
Dax is happy, active, sociable boy who has been in his orphanage since he was 6 years old. He entered the institution with a diagnosis of heart disease so it is likely that his birth family could not meet his medical needs although there is no record of his birth family or situation prior to being found abandoned. His CWI directors now feel they may have estimated his age incorrectly and that he is likely 1-2 years younger than they guessed. His physical and social development reflect more a child younger than his stated age. He suffers no current symptoms of heart disease.
Dax has a twinkle in his eye and is occasionally known to tease and make some mischief.
His very best friend is Dixon who is also waiting for a family. Dax enjoys badminton and playing on the playground. He likes to draw. He currently attends Grade 3 in the neighborhood school. In his typical environment he is talkative and active. He is especially verbal and that is described as one of his talents. He is slow to anger and will find a quiet place to sit when he is upset and where he can collect himself. One of his good friends was recently adopted to America and he misses him a lot. He also longs for a permanent family and wishes to be adopted
Dax is part of the One to One Partnership with Children’s Welfare Institution and Children’s House International. There is a group of older children who are registered and waiting for their chance to have a family.
Dax’s reports share:
Dax, male, was found abandoned on Jul 19 2008. After a lot of search by the police station they failed to find his birth parents. He was confirmed as an abandoned baby, and on the same day was sent to Children’s Welfare Institute to be raised. Doctors in this institute decided the child’s DOB as Jul 20, 2002 according to his physical growth.
When admission he suffered CHD and received cardiac surgery on Jun 25 2009, he recovered well. Now he is studying in primary school. He has some good friends in the class, they play together, do the homework together and they are happy. After school they play together and play some mischief.
He is active, has good voice, likes singing and sometimes yells when play happily. He has many advantages, can obey the rules, can unite his classmates, can get along well with his classmates and can tease them happily. Now he has learnt many things, can manage his cabinet, can wash his clothes and clean his house. He is often praised by his teacher.
He likes playing on the court, likes playing basketball, hide and seek and sliding. He wishes to grow up quickly and study hard.
We hope he will be adopted soon and will have a stable family and grow up happily.
Sender: XXX (signature)
Children’s Welfare Institute
Dec 9, 2012
DIXON, male, DOB 4/2003 SN repaired cleft lip, repaired cleft palate.
Dixon is a “can do” kind of boy. He likes to be involved in sports, school work, and even housework. He is an enthusiastic and helpful boy and is extroverted. He is often praised by his school teachers for his work and study habits. Dixon will need speech therapy but hasn’t let his cleft palate keep him from being social and involved in interacting with his family and community. Dixon was admitted to his SWI when he was a toddler and is currently in foster care.
Dixon can be seen at the Sha’anxi Journey of Hope Camp in September 2013 through the following link.
Dixon’s reports state:
Dixon has cleft lips and palate. He took cleft palate repair surgery in October 2003 and cleft palate repair in July 2004 successfully. He was diagnosed with abnormity of seventh chromosome and took bilateral cryptorchidism surgery in June 2007. In order to make him integrated into family life and feel warm of family, we sent him into foster family on Sep.1, 2009.
Dixon is extrovert, likes to interact with others at home. But he couldn’t pronounce clear if in a hurry because of cleft lip and palate. But he still likes to talk with others and his parents correct his pronunciation patiently. He has made good relationship with families so far and lives happily.
Dixon gets along well with other classmates. He is sociable and polite to say hello to adults, help other classmate with enthusiasm. He likes to play basketball and football. He was active in doing labor, can finish homework on time and often got praised by teachers, he will in third grade in September.
Dixon has strong ability of self management, he makes his bed and clear up his clothes everyday and help mother do housework like sweep the floor, wipe table and throw rubbish etc.
Although Dixon lives well here, we sincerely hope he could have a secure home in which his parents love him and he grows healthily and happily.
Social Welfare Institute
EVERETT, male, DOB 09/2005 SN epilepsy, brain scan difference
Everett is described as “open, active, self-esteemed, brave, strong, and confident”. What a description indeed! When Everett was found, it appeared that he was recovering from an intracranial hemorrhage, the cause of which is unknown. His brain scan shows a difference in his brain structure and “slow wave paroxysmal abnormalities with epileptiform activity”. With this, he has a history of epilepsy but frustratingly the degree, frequency and treatment are not discussed in his file. That information has been requested. Everett appears to be capable of so many things and that new information could really help him. He was admitted to his SWI when he was approximately 2 months old.
Everett’s reports share:
Physical exam on admission: 4.6kg in weight, 55 cm in height, 37 cm in head size, 37cm in chest size, moderate nutritional development, good spirit. Diagnosis on admission: Intracranial hemorrhage healing. In the institute he occasionally had history of cold, pneumonia and diarrhea which has been cured in time. But he has no history of severe and infectious diseases. Now PE: 18.5kg in weight, 110.5cm in height, 45cm in height, 52.5cm in chest size, 22teeth, average nutrition, delayed mental development, normal physical development; diagnosis: 1. Epilepsy; 2. Encephalomalacia; 3. the right maxillary sinus and ethmoid sinus inflammation.
Everett can button, can zip, can string the beads, can paint, can irregular circle, can pick up pills with thumb and index finger of both hands, can use thumb and index finger of both hands deftly, can run and jump, can crawl, can go up and down stairs, can stand for 5 seconds with single foot, can jump forward with both feet, can jump forward with single foot or run with both feet alternately, can walk 2m forward tiptoe against heed alternately, can walk forward and backward straight, and has good balance.
Adaptability: can toilet alone, can put on and off clothes alone, can brush teeth and wash face, can use the food tool alone, can wash his hands, can play toys, can put toys in the original place, can make greetings positively, can introduce himself, can play games with kids, can share, can do what he can.
Language and Social ability: know his gender, can ask “what is this”, can know how to do when “cold, tired and hungry”, can obey the general direction, can express his needs, can speak long sentences, can recite long sentences, like stories, like TV, curious with new surroundings, can answer questions in the class, can know many animals and fruits, can know triangle, round and square, can know weather, can count 1-30.
Personality: open, active, self-esteemed, brave, strong, confident.
Comprehensive evaluation: 1. Epilepsy; 2. Encephalomalacia; 3. the right maxillary sinus and ethmoid sinus inflammation, delayed mental development, normal physical development.
Sealed by: Children’s Welfare Institute
May 28, 2014
FELIPA, female, DOB 8/2009 SN ESTROPIA, SLOW MOTOR REFLEXES
FILIPA was about 10 months old when she was found abandoned at the gate of the hospital. She was placed in a foster family shortly after she was found. Filipa had low muscle tone and was not even able to raise her head. She was withdrawn. Gradually she began to respond to her caregivers and is now a shy girl who is prone to be sick and weak during the summertime. Filipa has some blood work abnormalities that are currently under review. At three years of age she was able to play with other children, point to her body parts, and feed herself. She is currently prone to getting a cold and cough and likes watching TV while sitting close to her foster mother. She is still afraid of strangers and is described as “quiet, shy, and introverted”. At last report she was still unable to walk independently and was not speaking though her receptive speech appears to be very good. Filipa has had a CT scan and has no brain abnormalities.
GIDEON, male, DOB 8/2012 SN Bilateral Cleft Lip/Palate After Repair, Hypospasias
Gideon was abandoned shortly after birth outside the gate of the medicinal plant garden. He was sent to the SWI to be raised. Gideon was born with a bilateral cleft lip and palate. He also was missing his nasal septum. Gideon had his lip, palate and nose repaired in January 2014. He was still categorized as moderately malnourished at that time. His development was also categorized as delayed. We know that at 8 months of age he could sit up on his own, at 16 months of age he could crawl and stand stably. At 16 months of age Gideon could imitate words and had a ready smile. For more information about cleft lip and palate you can go to:
Gideon loves music and playing with toys. He loves to be part of the crowd and to play outside. In foster family, his favorite person is grandma.
GISELLE, female, DOB 6/2006 SN CP
Giselle is an active little girl who is quick to smile! She was found at four years of age after she was abandoned at a hospital. She was only about 25lbs and was only able to walk a few steps. The doctors could not find any physical abnormalities so she was diagnosed with cerebral palsy and central coordination disorder. Giselle was placed directly into a foster family who gave her intensive care and feeding.
Giselle gained strength quickly under the care of the foster family and within six month she could walk more stably with orthopedic shoes. She is able to change her own clothing and knows from facial expressions whether someone is happy or angry. Giselle is fond of music and enjoys watching cartoons. She is quick to react and is energetic. She loves playing games but can be impatient. Giselle especially loves going places with colorful lights and music.
HAMILL, DOB: 04/2011, male, SN: Repaired CHD, Repaired Cleft Lip/Palate
Who is ready for this bundle of fun? It is obvious from his reports that Hamill is a delight to his caretakers. He is described as “active, smart, cute and sunshine boy”. Hamill loves cars of all types from little push cars to big ride on cars. He will pout if he wants his way, but even this is described as “very cute”! Hamill loves to draw and asks every day if he can have pen and paper and will make drawings for each of the caretakers. He loves to sing and dance and shake his body. He gets along well with the other children and likes to play group games.
Hamill is a loving boy who offers help to younger children in the SWI and likes to assist in feeding the infants. He is able to feed himself and dress and undress. Hamill takes his dishes to the sink after he eats and is potty trained. This little ray of sunshine is inquisitive and asks many questions about everything he sees. He remembers what he is told and will tell the other children the next time he sees the same object. Hamill has good social adaptability and is able to express himself well despite his cleft lip and palate. He is working hard to have correct pronunciation. Hamill will make a fantastic addition to any family!
HEMMING, DOB: 08/2012, male, SN: CHD
Hemming was abandoned when he was just one month old, now we seem dressed in pink but don’t let that deter you for he is all BOY. His big bright eyes are sure to stop you in your tracks! Hemming can’t sit or crawl yet but he loves rocking chairs and making lots of noise with his toys. Hemming seems to be right handed, as he prefers to hold his bottle with his right hand.
Hemming struggles to have enough energy to crawl.
Hemming loves the sound of music and can’t wait to learn to dance, for now he shakes his feet to the sound of music and lights the room up with his shinning smile. He recognizes his caretakers and sometimes cries when he sees strangers. Hemming needs a mommy to scoop him up and comfort him from his fears and tell him everything will be OK.
His nannies report that he is a cute and active boy. They hope to find him a family who will love him and give him a happy childhood. They believe he could bring more happiness to his future family.
HELSA, DOB: 09/2012, female, SN: Spina Bifida
Helsa was abandoned when she was about two weeks old. She was born with a spinal meningocele at the L5 level. She was very weak and her meningocele was ulcerated and infected. She underwent repair of her lesion in October of 2012. She has received several months of rehabilitation treatment and is now stronger. She is able to sit up on her own and crawl.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMI_CCE-jp0 Helsa is learning to walk and does very well with the aid of a walker. She lands properly on her feet!
She is able to feed herself finger foods and is becoming much more animated in her personality. Helsa becomes joyful and excited when she is offered a favorite toy. This lovely, big eyed girl is cute and obedient. In an L5 level most of the nerve impulses to muscles are intact except for some small muscles inside the foot and most sensation is intact except the sensation betwooen the first and second toes. While Helsa is too young to determine if she will have issues with continence but her prospects for independent walking is very good! 75% of children with SB have average or above average intelligence.
HERSHEY, DOB:10/2011, male SN: Downs Syndrome
Hershey, an abandoned baby, was born in Oct of 2011. On Apr 28 2012 he was abandoned near his Children’s Welfare Institute. The police station could not find his parents and sent him to our institute to be raised till now.
Body check in the institute: average nutrition, clear mind, dull spirit, no yellow stain and bleeding pot of whole skin, no deformity of skull, anterior fontanel disclosed, appearance of Down’s syndrome, no purple of lips, both lungs(-),not palpable of pathological murmurs, low muscular tension of limbs, could not raise his head, could turn over, no deformity of anus and genital(the child took RMB 200 and a note).
After admission the working staff provided scientific feeding and proper training plan, he was adapted to our institute. At the age of 6 months, he was transferred to infant parenting project to receive early education; at the age of 8months, he could change from supine to prone position, could respond with “aa” if talk to him. At the age of 9months, he could speak “dada” if happy, could make sounds of “enenaa” if do touching practice to him, could hold the toys for a while. At the age of 11months, could pat toys on the shelf, could hold the toys for a while, sometimes could make sounds of “mom”, could hold the milk bottle to drink milk, could put toys into his mouth. At the age of 12months, he could make sound of “henhen” when see other kids eating food, could search for colorful pictures on the wall. At the age of 1 year, he could recognize familiar people, could be happy when see his nurturer, also could giggle.
Now he is 1 year 1month old, can sit against wall, can stare at your mouth if talk to him, has good physical development, has balanced nutrition, has regular life, has good living habit and proper diet.
We vaccinated her regularly according to the requirement of health and epidemic prevention department.
Legal deputy: XXX
Children’s Welfare Institute
Apr 10, 2013
JILLIAN, female, DOB 10/2013 SN Apert syndrome: PENDING!
Jillian is a gentle baby with a calm personality. The Children’s House International team was able meet her in April 2014 during a Journey of Hope camp with her province. At the time, Jillian was content to have the team touch and talk to her. She tracked the team with her eyes and appeared to have adequate hearing. She is a robust baby who has been in good general health. It was apparent that she likely had Apert Syndrome though at the time the SWI did not have a diagnosis. In July 2014 Jillian was given this diagnosis at her physical exam for adoption registration.
Her SWI was surprised that the CHI team wished to advocate for and sponsor her registration. They couldn’t imagine any family accepting a child with this condition. WHY NOT?! Children with Apert Syndrome can be extremely capable, especially with early intervention! Jillian is ready for her opportunity and there must be a family out there waiting for her sweetness. A good summary of Apert Syndrome can be found at this link!
Jillian’s reports share:
After admission the doctor on duty named her and did PE for her: 3 kg in weight 50cm in height, 33cm in head size, initial diagnosis: 1. deformity of cranium; 2. syndactylism deformity of four limbs; 3. neonatal jaundice; 4. acute bronchitis; 5. Possible eye disease (later marked normal); 6. Possible spina bifida occulta (later excluded).
After admission, she was placed in Infant Group based on her age, she has 3 meals and 1 dessert a day, gets up at 6:00, takes a nap at 11:30 and goes to bed at 21:00; has breakfast at 6:30, lunch at 11:00 and supper at 16:30, desserts at 9:00,14:00 and 20:00. She had formula milk as staple food when admitted, after 4 months old, we added rice paste for her, currently, she has rice paste as staple food, milk, egg custard, fruits jar for desserts. She likes fruits jar, has good appetite, eat much for each meal, she has grown up a lot. She takes bath once in every morning, she likes taking bath, likes patting water with both hands.
After taking bath, Jillian would watch TV sitting on the kids’ chair, she likes watching ads. Jillian has delayed physical development in terms of all indexes, she can support her upper body with upper limbs while lying on abdomen, can suck hands, visually follow dropping objects, she can not turn over of sit without help. She can make sounds, laugh happily when being teased. She took consultation in superior hospital in May 2014, we consider her as Apert’s Syndrome based on her physical condition.
Jillian is 66 cm in height, 7.5 kg in weight, 42 cm in head size, 44 cm in chest size and has 0 teeth. She has been given vaccinations on plan, details see the vaccination record. Spina bifida occulta has been excluded after examination. She took X-ray exam in No.1 Hospital on Jul.24,2014 which shows: deformity of both hands and feet, details see the medical report.
Jillian is a cute girl, we hope foreign family can adopt her, give her a warm and complete family, allow her to take better treatment and education.
Children’s Welfare Institute
KAMMAN, dob 2/2011 SN developmental delay, brain scan difference (large cisterna magna), hearing loss with difference in BAEP test, undescended testicles,
Kamman was part of the Journey of Hope camp in his province. His medical file is over a year old but he does have current video taken 9/2/2014.
An updated medical has been requested. Kamman has an impish grin and outgoing personality. He does have hearing but there is a hearing loss with that test included in his file. He was found and admitted to his SWI when he was approximately 18 months old. He had a rough beginning and lags behind his peers in overall development but is making progress since his admission to his orphanage.
Kamman’s files share:
After admission, the doctor on duty named him and did PE for him: 9.8kg in weight 81cm in height, 44cm in head size, 48cm in chest size, poor development, moderate nutrition, clear mind, dull reaction, able to raise his head, able to sit not stably, not able to crawl and stand; not palpable of bilateral testicles, normal muscular tension; diagnosis: 1. Delayed development; 2.Cryptorchidism (undescended testicles). He was dispatched to infant team for group feeding as no infectious disease was found after the observation period.
After admission he was 18months old, his staple food was porridge, noodles, milk and snack(steamed eggs and fruits). He had good appetite, He has sound sleep and drinks milk once in the night. The nurturer helps him with the defecation and urination, he uses the diaper every day. He takes the bath once every day at 8:30. Now he can not speak, and can make sounds, can understand his name, can turn back if call his name, can show scared and angry expression, can recognize familiar and strange people, can rob his favorite things. He can clap his hands to welcome, can wave his hands and his body to dance. He can walk with holding, can walk to his desirable place with holding the wall or the table. He is active and restless, interested with cartoon, likes watching TV, delayed development and mental retardation compared to other children of his age.
MRI test in Provincial Hospital on Mar 29 2013: 1. Left-right ventricular asymmetry and left ventricular enlargement may be periventricular dysplasia or anomaly; 2. Large cisterna magna; 3. Left-right mastoiditis. BAEP test in Provincial Hospital on Mar 19 2013: abnormal BAEP, bilateral testicles descended into the scrotum. Now he is 11kg in weight, 84cm in height, 46cm in head size, 51 cm in chest size and has 20 teeth. He has been vaccinated.
Kamman is active and beautiful. We hope foreign family can adopt him and make him gain better treatment, grow up happily and healthily.
Children’s Welfare Institute
Jul 14, 2013
KIRKLIN, male, DOB 6/2010 SN Nephrotic Syndrome
Kirklin’s Video is Adorable!
Kirklin is a new assignment to Children’s House International with a partner agency. He has a classic bowl haircut that along with his grin will have you smiling. Kirklin’s official diagnosis is nephrotic syndrome and the following link is a good place to start with learning about his possible needs.
It also appears from his video and photos that Kirklin may have some vision and/or eye issues but that is not noted in his file. http://youtu.be/ShWNYQI4N84
How this issue affects him in his development is unknown. He really needs a family as specialized care in an orphanage is not common. His reports share:
Kirklin is extrovert, obstinate sometimes, fond of playing games with staffs, fond of listening to music, smiles and claps his hands when hearing music. He runs around when throwing a temper tantrum, runs to outside again after finding him, cries loudly but if you give him some snacks could comfort him. He can say hello to strangers with enthusiasm and smile to strangers. He has good adaptability.
He had a physical exam on Aug.29,2014 which shows: nephrotic syndrome, no abnormal findings of rest items. Currently, he has regular diet and sleep, has good appetite. He likes lying with one hand under his pillow. He knows inside and outside, can take off unlined clothes and pants, can wash his hands, has good motor ability.
He is vaccinated according to the plan.
Children’s Welfare Institute
KLARXON, male, DOB 7/2001 SN Healthy Older Boy PENDING
Children’s House International is in a partnership with Klarxon’s orphanage which is getting quite concerned because he will age out of the adoption system in early July 2015. That is less than 10 months away. Klarxon has been registered for adoption since 2012 but has not had a family commit to his placement. Klarxon entered the orphanage in 2009 after being abandoned at the train station and taken to the police station. From 2009 to 2012 the orphanage published his abandonment notice multiple times in the newspaper but nobody ever came for him.
Klarxon is currently not living at the orphanage. He and his friend Kendrix have both been sent to a special soccer school in another province. Klarxon is a good student and works hard at athletics and is especially skilled at soccer as his many pictures show. Klarxon and Kendrix have both requested to be adopted and as they have lived together like brothers since going to the soccer school, they would like to be adopted by the same family if at all possible. They have both agreed to be adopted individually but dream of going together. They have seen many of their peers adopted throughout the years and have been waiting but not yet chosen.
Klarxon’s reports share:
His study is good, can listen to teacher carefully, can finish his homework on time, can get along well with teachers, can obey the rules and listen to the arrangement.
He is strong as he likes sports. Every afternoon he plays basketball and his skills are good.
He likes working in the student team, can clean the dormitory first every morning. He can join the activity positively and is praised many times. He is confident and ready to smile.
We hope he will be adopted soon and will have a stable family and grow up happily.
Children’s Welfare Institute
Dec 9, 2012