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ABBIE, DOB: 10/2007, female, SN: cerebral palsy (mild), external ear deformity of the left ear
Every photo we have of Abbie shows a sad and scared little girl. There isn’t a single picture of her smiling or looking happy. Every photo shows a beautiful little girl with a broken smile. Abbie needs a family that will give her a reason to laugh, smile, and be happy.
A few days after birth Abbie was left outside of the Children’s Welfare Institute. The police searched for her parents but they weren’t found. On admission the child was found with deformity of the left external ear and her left mouth corner was slanting upward and left ward, especially obvious when crying. She was thin and tiny.
On Nov 5, 2007, she entered the infants nurturing program by Half Sky Foundation. On Oct 10, 2010, she was transmitted to the little sister grogram of the Half Sky Foundation. She gets along well with the children here but her left mouth corner was still slanting upward and left ward. At the time of the report, Abbie enjoys playing games, studying and following the teacher’s directions. She is fond of putting the blocks into a container and then pouring them out. She can pile the blocks 4-5 layers high. During the break time, the teacher would ask the children to form a circle and sit. Then she would distribute dim sum. When calling Abbie’s name, she would smile very happily. At this time, her slanting mouth would be very obvious.
Abbie cannot walk around yet and needs to be taken by both hands. In this way, she can walk very long. If taken by one hand, she can walk but will be unwilling to walk after a short time. Seeing a person she likes, she utters “en” and hopes to be cuddled by the person. When she is unhappy, she pouts, frowns and does not pay attention to others. At this time, if you tried to hug Abbie, she would push your arms away. We exchange with her with the words we normally speak, she can understand. If spoken with “go”, “playing toys”, “have meals”, “patting hands”, she can understand. But she is timid. When spoken to by a stranger, she would be silent. If spoken to by someone she knows, then her response would be “yi-yi-ya-ya”. Now she can utter “mama”, “papa” but it’s difficult for her to speak. She can also point out her ears and mouth.
Since she has cerebral palsy, we have not vaccinated her.
At present she is living in the Beibei Class in the welfare institute, and there are 27 children of 24-48 months living with her.
Sealed by: Children’s Welfare Institute
May 20, 2011
ALLIE DOB: 6/2007 ,female SN: abnormity of the head; hyperdactylia(of left hand and left foot)
One of Allie’s favorite games to play is a classic game of “House”. She takes care of her dolls with exceptional care. As any good mother knows, the key to keeping a child happy is giving tons of kisses and love. Allie makes sure her dolls are fed, not tired, and dressed. It’s exceptionally saddening to see a 7 year old girl taking care of her dolls and no one doing the same to her. She continues to dream about a “house” where her mother gives her love, feeds her, and makes sure she is dressed and not tired.
Personality and hobbies:Allie is a lovely and active girl. Her hobbies consist of listening to music that is upbeat and obviously singing along to her favorite songs. She can’t help singing along, it brings her too much happiness to keep it inside. From classmates to teachers, Allie is known as the girl who sings. Friends and teachers are encouraged to sing along with Allie. What is Allie’s favorite song to sing? Of course it’s “A Cat with Colorful Hair”. I am not sure if this song exists, but it sounds like an irresistible song to sing along to.
In her report it states “She is a girl who likes beauty, she would be happy to be praised as a beautiful girl”.
Allie likes playing games with other children. Sometimes she would help the others to put on socks or shoes. The others are happy to play with her.
Allie is polite and greets everyone with a smile on her face.
Immunization: Allie is immunized as planned: OPV, DPT, MV, JEV, EMV, HA and not allergic to anything.
Medical: Except hyperdactylia (of left hand and left foot) and abnormity of the head she rarely gets sick. There is the occasional cold, but she recovers soon after treatment. No allergies to medication.
Academics: According to the behavior of the child in the institute and the inspection of the teachers in school, we find that her intelligence level is equivalent to a two year old. In one of the tests, Allie’s teacher asked her what the color of certain items were. She was unable to name the colors but could repeat the answers once they were told to her. This test was taken in 2011 when Allie was 4 years old.
ALONZO, male DOB: 4/2004, SN: 1. VSD, ASD, receive the repair on Mar 15 2006; 2. Postoperative bilateral cryptorchidism; 3. Micropenis normal physical development
Alonzo reading abilities are absolutely spectacular. His intelligence is incredible and Alonzo deserves the chance to further his reading abilities. He needs parents that will read him a bedtime story. His special need isn’t affecting his physical development at all.
Physical exam on admission (3 months old): 7kg in weight, 72 cm in height, 43.5 cm in head size, 43cm in chest size, moderate nutrition, clear mind, good reaction, stable breath, no swelling of lymph node, anterior fontanel disclosed 0.4×0.4cm, flat without bulge, rough sounds of both lungs with some rales, no specialty of heart, soft abdomen, 2cm under liver and rib, no pressing pains, no deformity of limb joints and no abnormal findings for nervous system. He occasionally had history of cold and diarrhea which has been cured in time. But he has no history of severe and infectious diseases.
On Mar 2006 he received repair of VSD and ASD (Tomorrow Plan). On Dec 2010 he received repair of VSD(Tomorrow Plan) in Children’s Hospital College. On Apr 2011 he received Orchidopexy(Tomorrow Plan) in the Hospital University. Body check: 128 cm in height, 21kg in weight, 50cm in head size, 59cm in chest size, 23 teeth, moderate nutrition, normal mental development; diagnosis:1. Postoperative CHD; 2. Postoperative bilateral cryptorchidism; 3. Micropenis.
Motion development: coordinate action, can walk, run, jump, climb and crawl, can pat ball, can skip, can obey the game rules, can choose the color, and can draw.
Adaptability: can manage his life, can sleep alone, can defecate and urinate independently,; like sports, drawing and performing; can respect other people, can help do the housework, good assistant of teacher and caretakers.
Language and Social ability: can recognize many characters, can write words, can express his willing with language, likes talking with people, can joint games, can obey the rules, can read children’s songs and poems, can sing and dance, can do addition and subtraction within 100, have self-protecting mind.
Immunization: after admission he has been vaccinated BCG primary and secondary, OPV booster; DPT complete and booster, HBV, JEV, EMV, MV primary and secondary and flu.
Personality: active, open, brave, honest, strong and hardworking
Comprehensive evaluation: 1. Postoperative CHD; 2. Postoperative bilateral cryptorchidism; 3. micropenis, normal intellectual development, normal physical development.
Legal representative: XXX
Sealed by: Social Comprehensive Welfare Institute
May 3, 2013
ANDREA, DOB: 8/2008, female, SN: complete syndactyly of bilateral hands and feet, cleft palate, Crouzon syndrome
Andrea is very shy and has started to come out of her shell. She has had surgery for her medical need, see below for more information and details. Andrea needs a family where her confidence can continue to grow.
She is quiet and obedient girl, likes sliding the slide board, riding wooden horse, can count, sing. Once the caretaker plays music, she will stare at the TV, claps her hands, and sings children’s songs, with happy smile on her face. She is shyer than before, so caretaker makes her go out for a walk and play games outside, now she is less timid. At the age of 1 year and 9 months, she has the operation of bilateral hands’ separation of the thumbs, and free skin grafting. Now she can eat biscuits, bread ad milk by herself. She has congenital cleft palate, which is slight, and does not affect her eating.
Because of her physical condition, she only had OPV and HBV vaccines. Presently her physical development is normal, no abnormal finding
Surgical History as of 2012
Age: 1 year and 8 months
Admitting diagnosis: bilateral complete syndactyly of hands, bilateral complete syndactyly of feet, Crouzon syndrome, pigeon chest, dystrophy
Date of admission: May 19, 2010
Name of operation: thumb commissurotomy and free skin grafting
Discharge diagnosis: bilateral complete syndactyly of hands, bilateral complete syndactyly of feet, Crouzon syndrome, pigeon chest, dystrophy
Date of discharge: Jun 21, 2010
Condition on admission: the child was admitted to the hospital because of deformity on hands and feet over one year which affected movement. Physical examination: development and nourishment were poor. She could not speak or walk. Subcutaneous fat was thin. Mind was clear. Both lung sounds were clear without rales. There was not precordial prominence or thrill. Cardiac boundary was normal. Abdomen was soft without GI form or PW. There were complete syndactyly of hands and feet. Joint flexion was limited. Nails were flat. There were bulging at frontoparietal region and occipital bone. Middle face was depressed. There were ocular hypertelorism and mild proptosis ocular. There was breast protrusion. Ribs were depressed.
Treatment: by active examination, thumb commissurotomy and free skin grafting were made under general anesthesia. Procedure of operation was successful. She was granted anti-infection and symptomatic treatment. Operative incision healed well without effusion. She was permitted discharge.
BANYAN, male, DOB 4/2012 SN post operative left inguinal hernia, possible weakness of right side, cured RPR, left kidney calculi (kidney stone), enlarged spleen at time of physical exam, possible external hydrocephalus.
BANYAN is full of energy and curiousity! The CHI staff met him on 4/23/2014 and was delighted to see him running and playing, then running and playing some more. He especially liked to play with the balls and would kick and chase them repeatedly. He could stand and kick without losing his balance. He was playful and interactive with the toys and with others. He was with his foster grandparents to whom he appeared to be attached. He has a foster sister who is 3 years old and who was also present. Banyan is frankly, adorable and lots of fun.
From his reports dated 8/8/2013
Banyan was found and admitted to his CWI when he was approximately 6 months old. After admission he did PE: 6.3kg in weight, 70cm in height, 38cm in head size and 36cm in chest size. Diagnosis: 1. cerebral palsy, yet to be excluded; 2. left oblique inguinal hernia. After observation he was found to have no infectious diseases and he was placed in Infant Group to be raised in a group.
On admission he has been 6 months old. We mainly feed him rice cereal, porridge, and milk; he has good appetite. He has sound sleep, and normal defecation and urination. At the age of 10months, he can sit on the baby walker, but he can’t walk by the baby walker, and can’t crawl. In order to make him have better care and excise, on April.28 2013 he was placed in a foster family temporarily. He can adapt the family life quickly. He is not choosy to food, and eats all food; his favorite food is fruit, such as apple puree and carrot juice; he has defecation once per day, and urination 4-5 times; foster mother cares his defecation and urination regularly; he uses he diapers, and the diapers are changed about 4-5 times; when he wants to have defecation and urination, he would tell you by the “crying” way. He takes a bath once per day, at 18:30. Now he can make sound of mama and baba consciously, can understand adult’s words; when you say “no”, he would obey to you; when you call him Baobao, he would turn his head over, and smile at you.
In limbs movement, now he can roll over, can sit alone for a moment, and can walk fast by the baby walker; he can walk to foster mom’s bedroom by the baby walker; when foster mom is cooking in the kitchen, he would look for her everywhere; if he successes, he would laugh happily; he can transfer a toy from one hand to the other, can shake a toy in his hand, can eat biscuit without help; he is afraid of strangers, but he is close to his family members and is attached to them. When he cries, we would comfort him by cuddle, to make him quite. He has white skin, black and bright eyes. Usually he is quiet and is adored.
Now he is 10.5kg in weight, 74cm in height, 44cm in head size and 47cm in chest size, has 0 teeth. When he cries, we can touch the mass in his left inguinal region, which considered as oblique inguinal hernia. He has been vaccinated, which can be seen in the Vaccination Record. On Feb.25 2013, he had MRI in Provincial Hospital and the impression: 1. External hydrocephalus, possible physiological, suggest reviewing regularly; 2. Skull showed oblique oval change. On Mar.8 2013 he had BAEP in Provincial Hospital and the conclusion: left side in normal range, right side abnormality. UCG report showed: 1. spleen larger; 2. left kidney calculi. The conclusion of EEG: Drug-induced symmetrical EEG. On May.8 2013, according to the examination reports of doctors, and the diagnosis: BAEP: abnormality of right side, cerebral palsy; strengthen rehabilitation training and neural nutrients. On July.17 2013, he was hospitalized in Provincial Hospital and prepared for the surgery of left oblique inguinal hernia; after admission by examination, TRUST negative, TPPA positive, the hints showed: cured RPR, and the doctor suggested that he has to review half a year later. Then because of his high hemogram, and the surgery is cancelled.
On Aug.1 2013, he was hospitalized in Provincial Hospital again and was performed the surgery of left oblique inguinal hernia, with successful surgery. On Aug.4 2013 he was discharged; it can be seen in the Physical Examination Form in details.
Banyan is a pretty and lovely boy. We hope that he can be adopted by foreign family as soon as possible, in order to make him to gain better treatment and education, and we expect that he grows up healthily and happily.
Children’s Welfare Institute
BETHAN, female, DOB 1/2012 SN Arthrogryposis Muliplex, mild external hydrocephaly, developmental delay
Stefani Ellison, Children’s House International’s China China Advocacy and Parent Resource Director, was lucky enough to meet Bethan on APRIL 23, 2014!! This is what she had to say about this cute little girl: We were absolutely smitten. She is such a sweetheart! She let us hold her and interacted with us. Her development may be a little behind but if so, not by much. Her joints are indeed arthrogrypotic so she has a harder time manipulating objects and getting around. She has a divine giggle that we were able to get on video. Don’t let that serious face fool you.
BETHAN, female, DOB 1/2012 SN Arthrogryposis Muliplex, mild external hydrocephaly, developmental delay
Wee, wee Bethan is locked in a body that has trouble bending where it should then again remaining bent in others. This is because she has a condition called arthrogryposis multiplex. An excellent resource to learn about this
condition is at this link.
Bethan was admitted to her SWI when she was approximately 8 months old. Her life before admission is unknown. Her reports were written when she was about 18 months old. At that time she was still not able to crawl or walk, nor sit independently. That is not unexpected as her feet are varus (clubbed) and her knees are stiff. Bethan has a quiet and timid personality and so very much needs a family to cheer her forward.
Bethan’s reports share:
After admission the doctor on duty named her and did PE for her: 7kg in weight 63cm in height, 43cm in head size, 42cm in chest size, bilateral hip abduction, elbow and knee joint not able to bend, both feet and wrist drop, diagnosis: limb deformity. She was dispatched to infant team for group feeding as no infectious disease after the observation.
After admission she was 8 months old, we fed her rice paste, milk and snack(steamed egg and fruit juice) mainly. She had good appetite, had milk quickly with 200ml each meal. She has sound sleep and drinks milk once in the night. As she grows up, her staple food is mainly on porridge and noodles, snack is mainly on milk added with fruits and cakes.
Bethan takes the bath once everyday at 8:30. Now she can not make sound, can not recognize familiar and strange people, feels close to her familiar nurturer, begins to understand her name, sometimes can turn back if call her name, can hold the toy with her thumb and index finger, can put her hand into her mouth. She still can not sit alone, can not crawl, can sit in the walker. Now she has round face, small eyes and white skin. She is quiet, now interested with music and TV, likes colorful toys; delayed development, mental retardation and both hand and feet varus compared to other children of her age. Now she is receiving the rehabilitation training in the institute.
Now she is 8.5kg in weight, 69cm in height, 44cm in head size, 44 cm in chest size and has 2 teeth. She has been vaccinated. On Jan 29 2013 she was diagnosed as multi joint contracture and rehabilitation training in pediatrics of the Provincial Hospital. X-ray and MRI test on 2013-6-27: 1. Flexion deformity of No.3 finger joint of left hand, Flexion deformity of partial right finger bone; 2.club feet, especial right foot; flexion deformity of partial distal toes. MRI impression: mild physiology of external hydrocephalus. She is quiet. We hope foreign family can adopt her and make her gain better treatment, grow up happily and healthily.
Jul 14, 2013
Blaze, DOB: 9/2006, male, SN: bilateral strephenopodia (club feet)
Blaze met with CHI staff on July 22, 2014. He was so proud to display the picture he drew. He should be! It is full of bright colors and happy butterflies. He is studious and attends the neighborhood school near his foster home. He even earned a special award for his good marks. This line in his report is descriptive, “Now he is active and lovely, and is an adored little handsome boy; every day he lives happily; happiness and joys are his pronoun.” That is a happy boy indeed.! His video shows he is wearing braces on his feet but he is able to walk well independently.
Blaze’s reports share:
About a month after birth, Blaze was abandoned likely due to his bilateral strephenopodia. He is attending school.
PE on admission: moderate nutrition,. Primary diagnosis: bilateral strephenopodia.
By the excellent care of the medical staff, his physical condition has been improved. At the age of 3months, he could hold his head up while lying on the stomach. At the age of 11months, he could stand and walk with adult assistance and imitate what adult’s were doing. At the age of 13months, he could walk alone.
At the age of 1year, the child is in the key period of walking; mom equipped with the correct shoes to him, in order to make him walking better. He became outgoing after walking. Blaze was able to play with the kids and enjoyed singing songs. At the age of 2years, he was able to sing the song alone and use the spoon to have a meal. Due to his weak strength of hands, mom carries out the rehabilitation training to him patiently. After practice and patience, Blaze was able to have a meal without help, which makes him more and more confident.
In 2010, Blaze went to the kindergarten. At the age of 4years, he can sing over 10 children’s songs, and can tell about 5-6 stories; he often asks the teacher; he likes sports, running, jumping, playing the slide and kicking the ball; when others are playing rope skipping, he would take the rope; he can be cooperative with children when doing the thing.
In 2012, he can write Chinese Character; in order to go to grade one smoothly, like other children, Blaze would practice writing every day and now he is able write clearly.
In the end of 2013, Blake scored well on his final exam; the teacher gave him an award; after he was back home, he shared the good news with the orphanage. In the new display board made in this year, Blaze helped the teacher to stick paper flowers to decorate. Blaze has strong operational ability. On Mother’s Day, he sends the greeting card to foster mom; In the Birthday Party, he dances with the sister and is happy.
Now he is active and lovely, and is an adored little handsome boy; every day he lives happily; happiness and joys are his pronoun.
BRADDOX, male, DOB 10/2010 SN congenital right eye corneal leukoma
Braddox has waited through a full adoption processing time but now must begin his waiting AGAIN. Braddox’s prospective adoption was disrupted on the second day with his new family as there was concern that he may also have nystagmus. Braddox never left China. CHI was not the facilitating agency and does not have any additional information on this matter. Frustratingly, as he was nearly ready for adoption finalization, the CHI staff did not meet him on their work trip to his SWI in April 2014. New video and updates for him have been requested. This little fellow is likely confused as to what has happened to him, but thankfully the SWI will care well for him until a forever family can come. Braddox has a special focus designation so single parent applicants and families requiring waivers are eligible to be considered.
Braddox’s reports from March 2013 share:
Braddox was admitted to his SWI when he was approximately 2 months old. The doctor decided his DOB as Oct 2010 according to his physical condition.
Braddox suffers congenital corneal leukoma(right eye). When admission he was 2 months old, and he was thin. After good care of the caretaker, now he is naughty (curious). He is sensitive to music, can wave his body along the rhythm, can cry with pull adult’s hands. He can understand the language, can help the caretaker send milk bottle. He likes colorful toys with sounds, can not put down his favorite toys. He likes outdoor activity and can go up and down stairs with holding.
He likes milk. Sometimes he drinks milk even after dinner. He dislikes snacks and fruits, his staple food is mainly on 3 meals, likes steamed eggs, noodles and porridge. He likes patting water if in the bath. He prefers talking with people when in the bath.
We hope he would find a happy family and grow up happily.
Mar 25, 2013
BREEZY, female, DOB: 7/2003, SN: postoperative spinal meningocele, incontinent
Breezy has deeply touched the heart of the CHI staff who recently met her. Her orphanage is a new One to One Partner with Children’s House International. Her story is difficult but all too common for children who have been abandoned due to medical needs. Breezy was apparently taken for surgery by her birth family when she was a baby but the surgery was far too much than what she needed, and due to that mistake has lost her ability to be continent. Breezy attends the local school where she is self-conscious about this but is able to change herself and take care of hygiene independently.
The CHI staff also had this to share, “She has spina bifida and I was touched by her.
Her SN should be not as that severe, but her biological parents are from small village and didn’t understand her special needs. They sent her to a private clinic for the surgery and it was the wrong surgery and too much. Then they abandoned her! But she can walk very well, and she is so smart and emotional. When I talked to nanny, we felt sorry for her that her parents made this mistake. She cried and held my hand and said: “Aiyi, can you help me?” She is at ordinary school and quite self-concious of this. When we left the SWI, she keep holding my hand and did not let me go!”
Video for Breezy is pending and will be posted as soon as it arrives.
Breezy’s reports also share:
Breezy was found on Jul 3 2003, at about 20days old. The policemen received 110 order and came to the spot. After a lot of investigation they failed to find her birth parent and guardians. Then the person who found her was able to take her home to raise and after no longer being found to have ability to parent her, sent her to our institute on Sep 11 2011 with some certificates. Our institute received the baby upon the agreement of civil affairs bureau and named her. Her DOB was given as Jul 2003 from estimation.
Medical check at the time of intake: T36.8dgrees, P90times/min, R20times/min, general condition was good, no abnormal findings of skull, clear breathing sounds of both lungs, heart rate 90times/min, regular, no murmurs.
Personality, hobbies and social ability: She is active, restless, can express well, likes playing toys, likes singing, likes outdoor activity, likes communicating with kids, can play games with other kids. Doesn’t like school studies.
BROGAN, male, DOB 4/2005 SN limb difference (shorter left arm), astigmatism
Brogan is a boy who knows his mind and has confidence in his abilities. As he prepared for the Journey of Hope Camp to spotlight him in April 2014, his teacher asked him to prepare a song. He responded, “No, I have prepared to show them my ping pong skills. That is what I want to show”. So, in he waked and proceeded to play a “ping pong solo”. What a kid. Brogan also very much likes to draw and presented that skill as well, drawing a picture of his pretty teacher. He truly is a boy full of fun and whimsy. He is delightful, absolutely! He lives with a foster family. Brogan was admitted to his SWI when he was an infant.
Brogan’s reports share:
On admission, he was about 4 months old, male, deformed left upper arm. There were no belongings with him. He was put into the observation room of the institute for physical check: 55cm in height, 4.4kg in weight, 36cm in head size and 37cm in chest size, which were registered.
We had zone management in the institute, he was sent to the observation room after admission. He was sent to the baby zone upon confirmation of no infectious diseases by doctors. On Aug. 24 2006, he was sent to a foster family in Longyan City.
On Aug. 16 2006, he had plastic repair with lengthening of left upper arm done at the Zhongshan Hospital of Xiamen City, which was successful. He was hospitalized for 8 days. The purpose of this operation is to improve the coordination function of both of his hands.
In October 2009 his vision was found abnormal, through exams by doctors: ametropia of left eye leading to astigmatism, weak sight and exotropia, according to the condition of his eyes he wears glasses to correct; choroidal atrophy defect of right eye, anopsia (please see the checking report for details).
In March 2010 he was found with a mass in his right scrotum. It was “right funicular hydrocele” diagnosed by the hospital. On Apr.2 2010 the institute arranged him to have surgical treatment in No.1 Hospital of Xiamen City, which was successful. He was hospitalized for 7 days (please see the discharge record for details).
Characters of development and hobbies:
Brogan is extroverted and active. He is very good at expressing himself and very talkative, can completely communicate with adults and likes music. In April 2010 he began to involve in a piano training course. Once he was the second in the first round of children’s concert in Longyan area held by “Mengniu Future Star” and accepted the interview by children’s section of Minxi TV station, but it was pity that he was not in the name list for final round. He likes balls and Doraemon, etc. He gets along well with the children in kindergarten and his foster family members. He has good appetite, loves fruits such as apples and pears.
We believe that Brogan is a smart, active and lovely child. We hope that he could be adopted by a loving foreign family who is able to give him good education and nurture him to grow happily and healthily. Meanwhile, we also hope to be informed of his feedback materials, such as real life photos and growth situation etc. We hope to keep a close relationship with the adoptive family and welcome him to come back to the Children’s Welfare Institute for visiting, where he used to be raised. We wish him happy everyday.
BROLIN, male, DOB 8/2011 SN hydocephalus
Brolin knows he has got you with his smile. Come on! Make your day!
See, he knows he is cute. Now you know too. Brolin has just been registered for adoption. He is ready for his family to find him. During his registration physical examination it was determined that he has hydrocephalus. He is currently developing well and has not been recommended for medical intervention. Brolin’s orphanage has a partnership with Children’s House International. It’s exciting to see him ready for the option of adoption! To review his full file, please contact CHI China Specialist Heidi Hawkins at firstname.lastname@example.org with BROLIN in the subject heading.
Brolin’s reports share:
The baby was abandoned on Mar.15, 2012 when he was about 7 months old. Police sent him to this institute with the relative certificate materials, through the approval of the civil bureau, we accepted him. His DOB is estimated as Aug.15, 2011.
Mental and physical development:
PE when admitted: unknown of his history, had average general situation, average response of stimulation, with primary diagnosis on admission: pathological diarrhea. He recovered after treatment. After admission, he has regular diet and sleep, normal defecation and urination, cooperate with treatment. He had a physical examination for adoption on Feb.27,2013 which shows hydrocephalus, no other abnormal findings. Currently, he has regular diet and sleep, has good appetite, can walk holding rails, use thumbs and index fingers deftly, cooperate when get dressed, can go upstairs and downstairs without help, can take blocks out from the cup, can imitate to make sounds, can sap simple words as Dad, mum and aunt.
Personality and the social ability:He is extroverted, active, restless, has a ready smile, cries when unhappy. If you give him some toys, hold him, say hello to him, he would smile and give you high five. He likes playing toys, likes playing slide and games. He is energetic, shy and draws back when interact with strangers, but still smile to them. He is interested in fresh objects, adapts to new environment quickly.
The learning condition: Non school-age children.
Social Welfare Institute
CARLIN, DOB: 11/2006, male, SN: delayed development
Carlin is a sweet little boy who is physically healthy. We have a VERY recent medical update for Carlin. It’s from February of 2014 and the information is posted below. Physically it looks like Carlin is healthy and doing well. It doesn’t state how severe his medical need is and therefore, we have requested for a new video. Hopefully we will receive this soon!
Background: Carlin was abandoned at two years old. Police failed to find birth parents after multiple investigations. He was admitted to the SWI at 2 years old.
Medical Information: After admission, he has regular diet and sleep, normal defecation and urination, cooperates with treatment. He took PE on Feb.27,2013 which shows delayed development, no abnormal finding of rest items. Currently, he has regular diet and sleep, has good appetite, not picky on food, likes snacks. He can just say some simple words like Dad, Mum, Aunt, can wash hands without help, feed himself, take on and off clothes, go to toilet without help, help other kids collect toys.
He is vaccinated according to plan.
Personality: Carlin is introverted, active, smart, has a ready smile, smiles when teased. He is helpful, if a toy falls on the ground Carlin will pick it up. If Carlin’s crying, he likes to be snuggled to be calmed down. Carlin is afraid of strangers at first. He will always say hello and shake hands with a new person, however, it takes him time to adapt to new environments.
Chambirlin, DOB: 8/2009, male, SN: blind in both eyes.
Chamberlin is a healthy boy other than his medical need. He is able to repeat words back to people and loves when people talk to him. An orphanage setting can be a scary and overwhelming place for a child who is blind. Chambirlin has remained upbeat in spite of this and oh so desperately wants to be given attention. He is a lovely boy who deserves a family where he can be given the affection and love that he deserves.
Background: Chamberlin was abandoned in February of 2010. The police searched for birth parents but were unable to find them. He was transferred to the SWI at this time.
Medical Information: PE when admitted: unknown of history, on admission, he has no fever, cry and anxious, eat milk less, no vomit, cough, expectoration or diarrhea, T:36.7 degree, P: 130 bpm, regular rhyme, strong heart sound, no murmur heard, poor mental state, clear mind, average response, average nutrition, poor development,
After admission, he has regular diet and sleep, normal defecation and urination, cooperate with treatment. He took PE on Feb.27,2013 which shows blind, no abnormal finding of rest items. Currently, he has regular diet and sleep, has good appetite, likes snacks, he can say some simple words like uncle, aunt, dad, mum etc. He can jump off ground with both feet, can skip on one foot alternately, know inside and outside, can feed himself, take on clothes, go upstairs and downstairs without help.
He is vaccinated according to plan.
Personality: He is extroverted, active and restless, smart, likes playing blocks, likes to hear sound of banging blocks, laughs happily when hear the sound, stomps feet and cries loudly when throwing tantrums, biscuits calm him down and make him smile again. He pronounces clearly, he would imitate when someone talk to him, adapt to new environment quickly.
Signed March 2014
CHASE, male, DOB 6/2007 SN post-operative CHD and cleft lip/palate
Thank heavens for advocacy! If not, Chase would have no information past his file paperwork from 2009 and a short growth update from 8/2012. This boy is a gem and needs to be recognized. The Children’s House International team met with him in April 2014 through their partnership with his agency. He is all kinds of fun! He has a big smile that matches his huge zest for fun. He is able to focus and interact well with the other children during the visit. He has perfect hearing but due to his repaired cleft some untelligibillity in his speech. He currently lives in a foster family setting at his SWI and attends the neighborhood school. His SWI directors are at a loss as to why this little boy has not been chosen by a forever family.
Chase is also part of an advocacy effort of findMe International where there is really sweet current video of him singing, playing and dancing. You can join their findMe international FB page to view.
Chase, male, was found on April 11 2008. It was failed to find his birth parents after a lot of search by the policemen and he was confirmed as an abandoned baby. He was sent to the Children’s Welfare Institute to be raised on the same day. His birthday was determined on June 2007 according to his growth and development by our medical staff.
Chase has CHD and congenital cleft lips and palate; for which he has already taken the surgery and covered well. He has strong ability of self-management, can take on clothes and shoes, can fold up quilt, feed himself and play toy cars and toy trains.
Chase went into “Love Home” family in July 2011 and got more delicate care from his parents. He is active, bright, and polite and he likes to communicate with others. Although he couldn’t pronounce accurately, he has no problem of communicating.
Chase has good appetite, not picky on food. He likes to play outdoors with his parents most. He likes to ride bike, play ball on the playground with other children. He is pleasing.
We hope Chase could be adopted as soon as possible and have a happy and warm family.
COLFAX, male, DOB 11/22/05 SN post-operative CHD , post-operative hernia, dislocated left thumb.
Colfax is ENGAGING, INQUISITIVE, QUICK THINKING, INTERACTIVE, VERBAL AND OUTGOING. HANDSOME with a joyful SMILE, Colfax is in an orphanage that has a partnership with Children’s House International. He was met by CHI staff in April 2014. This vibrant boy left quite a positive impression. He currently lives in a family style setting and is so ready for his permanent family. Interestingly, he was wearing a yellow sweat suit with the word “CHOOSE” written in large letters on the top. He has been registered since 2009, and for him, CHOOSE is not something that has happened in the positive for him. His friends have been chosen. His friends are being chosen.
His medical designation has his caregivers quite frustrated. Eventhough there are 3 needs listed, two of them have been fixed leaving a “disclocated left thumb” as his remaining need. However, he continues to be posted as a child having “complex disease”. His caregivers are confident that Colfax would be very successful in an adoptive family. Medically, Colfax’s needs are certainly manageable. Look at him easily manipulate the fooseball handles. Please watch his video taken 4/26/2014 to meet him:
Watch Colfax’s Video Here
His reports from 2009 share:
Colfax was found abandoned on Nov.22 2007. A lot of search done by police failed to find his birth parents. On the same day the child was sent to Children’s Welfare Institute to be raised. Doctors in this institute decided the child’s DOB as Nov 2005 according to his physical growth.
Colfax is sensible, the caretakers said he is a downy bird, he is active boy with sweet tongue, he knows to call people “uncle” or “aunt” when someone visits him, he is adorable. He has congenital heart disease, had operation on July 23 2008, the operation was successful and he recovered well after the operation. Colfax has good appetite and knows how to comfort people, there was a girl in his class who can’t stop crying, he talked to her “Huchun, be good, don’t cry please, I give you candy” as an adult, so the caretakers love the kind lovely baby more.
He is an independent baby in daily life, he doesn’t talk much but he knows everything in heart, he is using his particular vision to observe the world and the surroundings. He loves all kinds of toys. Good self-expression ability, can express his needing correctly, the happiest moment for him is playing with other children.
Colfax is growing day by day, we all love him very much, we hope this little man can have a warm and loving family, with parents to take care of him and love him.
Mar 26 2009
COLLIN, DOB: 12/2005, male SN: postoperative cerebral palsy.
We are so lucky to have such a recent medical for Collin. He is healing well from his surgery in January and making tremendous progress. Collin is able to eat on his own now, walk with holding on to the wall, and grasp things in his hands. We have request a video of Collin and will hopefully receive this soon!
Please request his file to read more about the specifics. Background: Collin was abandoned a few days after birth in front of the police station. The police failed to find the birth parents and therefore sent Collin to the Social Welfare Institute.
Personality: He is introverted but you always know how he is feeling by his facial expressions. Collin adjusts slowly to new environments and is very observant. As an older child in the orphanage, Collin takes on the role as a bigger brother and serves snacks to the younger children. He loves being talked to and hates cleaning his room. The staff loves Collin because whenever they talk to him he can’t hide his smile that lights up the room. Collin is in pre-school as of February 2014.
Medical Information: On admission he had average physical health and overall healthy. As of February 2014, Collin he has regular diet and sleeps well. He took selective dorsal rhizotomy and corrective surgery of lower limbs in the City Hospital in Dec. of 2009, and was discharged in Jan. of 2010. The surgery went according to plan. The postoperative cerebral palsy is healing well and there are no abnormal finding to record. Collin is healing well and is able to eat food by himself, pick up items, and walk with assistance. He is vaccinated according to plan.
CT brain scan results from February 2014: No abnormal density shadow in brain parenchyma, no abnormal findings of size and status of brain system. No widen of sulcus and fissure. Midline structure locates in the middle. No abnormal findings of cranium.
Signed: March 2014
CONLIN, DOB: 8/2007, male, SN: Down Syndrome
In Conlin’s file it states that he has mongolism, which is now an outdated term that is no longer used for Down Syndrome. This diagnosis was given in February of 2013. His growth report states that he introverted with a mild temper, but he is eager to learn and gets along well with other kids. Conlin enjoys playing games with other children and is such a lovely boy.
Current video of Conlin was taken June 2014 and can be viewed at the following link: Watch Conlin’s Video Here!
Background: In August of 2012, Conlin was found alone outside of a factory dormitory with a suitcase full of clothes. Police Officers found him and searched for his birth parents or relatives. After multiple investigations, the police were unable to find Conlin’s birth parents and he was admitted to the Social Welfare Institute.
Medical: At the time of admission Conlin was around 5 years old and was overall healthy. He had multiple scars on his back, normal skull size, no deformity of spine or limbs, and was sensitive to light. In February of 2013, Conlin was given another exam and it states in his overall evaluation that he has “congential mongolism, no abdnormal findings of rest of items”. Mongolism is an offensive term to describe down syndrome. Also from his Feb. 2013 report it says he is able to run, jump, and take on and off his clothes without help.
Personality: Conlin in so EAGER to learn new things and loves listening to his teacher. He enjoys watching television and listening to music. He is able to communicate with nannies and teachers. It takes him time to learn things, but once he knows something he performs it perfectly. He is currently at a pre-school education.
Signed March 2014
CULLIN, DOB: 11/2007,male SN: 1. delayed development; 2. esotropia of right eye; 3. arachnoid cyst; 4. supratentorial hydrocephalus.
We have requested a new video of Cullin and hope to receive this soon.
Background: Cullin was abandoned when he was about one year old. Police searched for birth parents without success and Cullin was sent to the Social Welfare Institute.
Medical Information: PE when admitted: T:36.5 degree, P: 109 bpm, R: 22 bpm, poor general situation, normal skull, clear breathing sound of both lungs, HR:109 bpm, regular, soft and flat abdomen, not palpable of the liver and spleen, poor development of spine and four limbs, abnormal standing, sitting and walking reflex.
After admission, he has regular diet and sleep, normal defecation and urination, cooperate with treatment. He took PE on Feb.27,2014 which shows 1. delayed development; 2. esotropia of right eye; 3. arachnoid cyst; 4. supratentorial hydrocephalus, no abnormal finding of rest items. Currently, he has regular diet and sleep, has good appetite, not picky on food, have meals seriously, likes sweet food like biscuits and bread.
He can understand simple sentences, cannot speak clearly, has poor recognition ability, has good self-manage ability, can feed himself, take on clothes, go to toilet without help. He needed to be woken up to pee during night, or else he would wet his bed. He is vaccinated according to plan.
Personality: He is introverted, seldom speak when first interact with strangers, becomes more active after some time, gregarious, likes playing with other kids, likes pointing games, likes patting big balloons, likes listening to music, watching dance movies and cartoon movies. He has a ready smile, smiles shy, honest, never lose temper, speak gently with others, timid, afraid to speak in front of strangers, curious about fresh objects. He is receiving a preschool education at this time.
Signed March 2014
DANIEL, male, DOB 1/2008 SN small for age, previous CP diagnosis (incorrect)
There is so much great news about Daniel! First, there are baby pictures! (That’s because the adoption file is from 2009.) However, there are plenty of NEW pictures because Daniel is sponsored in foster care through Love Without Boundaries. The greatest news is that it appears that the diagnosis of cerebral palsy given him as an infant was incorrect. Daniel is jumping, running, climbing, twirling, and is as active as can be. Watch Daniel be dazzled by the camera.
Daniel adores chocolate and making his foster parents happy. He is the closest to his foster father and gets so excited when his foster father comes home each night. Daniel is full of questions and likes to chat with little and big friends alike. Daniel is delightful and full of fun.
DAPHNE, female, DOB 10/2009 SN Psycho-motor delay
Daphne is making wonderful progress through her rehabilitation training. She is walking some distance without having to have support. She can now stand independently. EXCELLENT WORK DAPHNE! She is also learning to speak and it is said to sound “relatively quiet, like a sheep sound, very cute!” Daphne has a more timid personality but in her familiar environment she likes to play with toys with her friends. With continued physical therapy Daphne will only be able to grow stronger and more capable.
Daphne was found in a cardboard box when she was estimated to be 2 years old. Since that time she has been part of her Social Welfare Institution. Their reports share:
(A), growth and development
Age Height (cm) Weight (kg) head circumference (cm) Chest (cm) Number of teeth
3 years, 6 months 86cm 13.5kg 43.8cm 50.8cm 20
4 years old 88cm 13.9kg 44.3cm 51.6cm 20
4 years 6 months 90cm 14.2kg 44.5cm 52.3cm 20
Daphne is in the intensive care nursery, and a good diet, regular lifestyle.
Physical development is good; likes to eat cookies and candy, as well as milk and other omnivorous; eating three meals a day, eat mostly rice-based; her eat more slowly than other chldren, add the rice to the soup; daily urine normal;
(B), the body, mental development situation
When Daphne was 3 years, 6 months, she still coul not walk on her own, relying on the object to be supported in order to go, but go a lot better than before, and the waist is also quite straight now in comparison; language she can issue a single word, such as: “She, you, me, to,” etc.;
At the age of 4, Daphne was in the rehabilitation area for basic rehabilitation training, and now she could walk a few steps away from the objects themselves, Daphne started developing her language and she would have called out “Auntie”, and will tell you what she wants to express, but the pronunciation is relatively quietly, like a sheep sound, very cute.
Daphne has now 4 years 6 months she has made great progress over the first half, and now she can stand up their own independent, without relying on an object for support and can go some way, but to go more slowly, afraid of falling. Daphne is very timid, when she sees someone come will seem very afraid, afraid to speak, a little noise can scare the daylights out of her, then she would silently cry; but if you play with her, she likes you hold her, still hiding in your arms like a baby.
Third, personality traits
Daphne is a lovely little girl. With strangers or in a strange environment, she will be a bit timid, but she will soon be able to melt into the environment when satisfied. She likes to play with the children, and the children will grab toys; sometimes stir emotions, very lovable.
Daphne has psychomotor retardation, usually in addition to occasional colds, fever, has no other abnormalities.
Social Welfare Institute May 6, 2014
DARRAN, male, DOB 7/2009 SN hydrocephalus and developmental delay
Stefani Ellison, CHI’S China Child Advocacy and Parent Resource Director, was lucky to meet Darran in May of 2014. Here is what she thought of him: Darran is so very smiley and full of fun and energy. He does have a physically larger head in comparison to the other children. He was able to interact well with the other children and with us as well. He could follow instructions and was speaking. He loves life and makes sure to be part of it. He was with his foster mother and two foster siblings. His 2 year old foster brother will also be assigned to CHI from the JOH Camp. Darran presents as a child who would do very well in an adoptive family.
Darran is a gregarious and well liked boy. He is creative and likes to play games of imagination with his little friends. He also likes toys and balls. He currently lives with a foster family and he is close with them. Darran was admitted to his SWI when he was approximately 21 months old. His life before admission is unknown. His reports are from January 2013 when he was 3.5 years old. A current update has been requested on this fun little boy.
Darran’s reports share:
After admission, the doctor on duty named him and made the PE on him: 10.5kg in weight, 82cm in height, 54cm in head size, and 49cm in chest size. Clear mental, normal reactions, the primary diagnosis: rickets? After admission, he was arranged to be raised up in children group then after the observation later, he was founds as developmental retardation as the same aged children and his head size is bigger, and consideration of the hydrocephalus.
To make him better care, we sent him to the foster family on Jun 4 2012. The stable foods are congee and noodles, one small bowel per time. Desserts: milk, eggs and fruit juice. He has a good appetite and he likes almost all things. But the favorite foods are congee and fruit juice. He can drink 300ml milk per time. He is quiet when drinking milk. He sleeps well. He will drink milk before going to bed. He will wake up once for urination during the night. Now he does not need the diapers in the day. He takes a bath during the day, generally in the evening. In language, he can say the simple words such as “grandmother, daddy, good, no”. He can understand your words and can answer with the simple words. He does not be afraid of the strangers. As long as you talk with him kindly, he will talk with you.
In limb development, he can walk and jog on his own but is easy to fall down during the jogging. His both hands can rise up the light objects. Now he can count the numbers from 1-8.he can sing a children song. He can play the image games. He can play with the little friends. Darran grows strong, black and thick eyebrows, black eyes, very cute.
Darran is an active and cute little boy and expects he can be adopted by the foreign family early and grow healthily and happily.
Jan 8 2013
DELAYNA, female, DOB 6/2009 mild cerebral palsy mainly affecting oral muscles for chewing and speech.
Delayna loves to jump around with her friends and caregivers in the exercise room. Watch her listen, respond and interact in video taken in July 2014.
Delayna is full of curiousity and finds special enjoyment in music. While her expressive language appears to be affected by her cerebral palsy, her receptive language is noted to be good. Delayna has joined a foster family and has improved tremendously under their care. She is now 5 years old and an update from July 2014 shares that “she can now call out of to her foster family, “Mom and Dad Grandparents.” She knows all the family and their names. She knows some daily necessities, such as putting on shoes, using the telephone, folding towels.
She can understand adults instructions, such as “take this over to the bench, put things in the trash bag,” and so on. There are some sentences, under the guidance of his family, that she can read. Now she has normal aspects of limb movement, will go, will run, will jump feet, can grasp some small things. She can toilet hers4elf. But now she still has difficult eating as her chewing is poor.”
Delayna was admitted to her SWI when she was a newborn. Her birth weight was a little small so perhaps she was born pre-term.
Delayna enjoys hugs. When the caretakers call her name, she would walk toward them, excited to give hugs. She likes listening to music very much, if she hears music when playing, she reacts quickly to find the directions of music. She likes meeting new people. She would hold his/her hands when someone comes. She is extroverted.
Delayna took cranium CT examination in No.1 people’s Hospital of on Apr. 18, 2011, which shows low density shadow in posteior horn of ventricle and hypoplasia of splenium of corpus callosum
Delayna is an active and beautiful girl, we hope she could have a happy family.
DEVI, female, DOB 12/2011 SN cerebral palsy
Devi has a new video from July 2014. You can see her try to keep her balance. She is quick to try to dance when the music starts. See if you can see those “two sweet dimples” when she smiles.
Devi is said to be a clever child. Sometimes lively and sometimes quiet. Sometimes she is introverted. Sometimes she loves crying, baby. She is most comfortable with people and environments that she knows. She likes people to touch her.
She has a pair of beautiful eyes, long eyelashes, and fair skin. Whenever she laughs she reveals two sweet little dimples. Currently she can stand independently five to ten seconds or so. She can respond to her name in a timely response. She isn’t yet able to express her wishes in words. She likes sucking her fingers into hiermouth.
Hobbies: she like brightly colored toys with sound
Devi’s eating schedule is routine. She is a child eating a large amount of milk during the day her poor chewing function is weak so her food formula is supplemented with a small amount of liquid food supplement based foods such as: small bread. Sleeps well, toileting habits are normal, trouble-free night.
July 10, 2014
DIXON, male, DOB 4/2003 SN repaired cleft lip, repaired cleft palate.
Stefani Ellison, CHI’s China Child Advocacy and Parent Resource Director, was lucky enough to meet Dixon and these are her thoughts on him: His photos always looked flat and presented as having a possible delay but he is actually socially on target and the most active and animated in his circle of friends. Meeting him really changed our perception of him.
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
EMILIO, male, DOB 6/2003 SN 1. limbs deformity, scoliosis; 2. postoperative bilateral ligation of hernia sac high and right indirect hernia repaired and testicular descent fixation; 3. undesceaded testicle on left side.
Emilio has an eager smile and vivacious zest for play. He has a strong imagination and creative ability as an artist. He is confident in his athletic skills and can even walk on stilts! This is even more astounding when one realizes just how crooked and bent his little body is. Oh the stamina and bravery of this boy who reaches for achieving his very best!! Emilio is well liked and has a bright and rich ability to think and knows over 800 Chinese characters. He has a supreme spirit in a bent little body. He was admitted to his SWI when he was approximately 6 months old.
Emilio’s reports share:
PE on admission: 5kg in weight, 62cm in height, 42cm in head size, and 39cm in chest size, moderate nutrition, average reaction.
Diagnosis on admission: limbs disability, intellectual impairments. During in the institute, sometimes he suffers from cold, pneumonia and diarrhea occasionally at which time they were cured timely. He has no history of major diseases or infectious diseases.
Now PE: 19kg in weight, 110.5cm in height, 48cm in head size and 56cm in chest size, has 22 teeth, normal intelligence development, average nutrition development. Diagnosis: 1. limbs deformity, scoliosis; 2. postoperative bilateral ligation of hernia sac high and right indirect hernia repaired and testicular descent fixation; 3. undesceaded testicle on left side.
Motor development: although the affects of physical disabled, small body, he is still vivacious; master walking, running, bouncing the ball and walking on stilts; can comply with the rules of the game; play different roles in a game; basic motor coordination; favorite activity: play the scooter; be full of self-confidence in the game.
Adaptability: can communicate with others on his own initiative; use the polite words; take part in the performance bravely; have his own opinion; when he gets along well with other children, he is a little crafty, and thinks about himself more; he can play the paper folding, use the scissor, do handwork, be patient, and is willing to take part in the challenges; he has good imagination, is creative to draw bravely, and the pictures are idyllic very much.
Language and sociality: can express his thoughts and needs, can read, can recite, and can read the story books; he has recognize over 800 Chinese Characters, and can choose the right color for drawing and can distinguish from the characters of four seasons, can do the addition and subtraction within 20, and can fill in addition and subtraction within 10; he can put on, take off clothes, can eat, and sleep, but slowly, and sometimes he would need to help.
Personalities: clever, be willing to study, love to think, small eyes full of smart, small body with flexible, think quickly, active and rich imagination.
ESPERANZA, female, DOB 2/2006 SN limb difference (prosthetic right lower leg), missing toes on left foot.
This girl SINGS. Her whole spirit sings. She has found a way to meet the world head on and is jumping through all the hoops, hula hoops that is! She is absolutely DIVINE, full of spunk and confidence. Read how vividly her caregivers describe her.
At admission, this child looks plump, has a pair of big eyes twinkling, so lovely; Just like that, Esperanza begins to integrate into the big family of the children’s welfare institute.
PE on admission: estimated DOB 2/2006, absence of part of lower limbs. Primary diagnosis: deformity of lower limbs.
Esperanza is a smart little girl and is adored when she is young. At the age of over 1 year, she can speak consciously, with sweet voice; the word she can speak first is mom; she enjoys that mom sings to her. At the age of 2years, she can wiggle herself and dance following mom’s songs, so lovely. At the age of 3 years, she can sing simple songs well, such as “I Go to the Kindergarten and Count the Stars”, sometimes with dance. In order to make her have better growth, in 2007, we equipped with prosthesis for her; the professional teacher accompanies her to have the rehabilitation training, slowly she begins to walk alone.
In 2010, she went to the kindergarten. Under the excellent care of the teacher and caretaker mom, she learnt a lot. In life, she can fold her clothes, put away her bag, sweep the floor and clean the desk. In the sport, she learnt to bounce the ball, kick the ball and hula-hoop twirls; she sings well; during parties in our institute, she would have the performance. In the birthday party, she sings the song “It Is Heaven Wherever You Are” which moved all the staff.
In September of 2012, she ends the studying and life in the kindergarten. She goes to the grade 1 smoothly. With the company of the older SWI mates, she adapts the life in the school quickly. She gets up at 6:00 every day, and cleans up alone, and then goes to school with her bag; she became more and more sensible. In the school on the whole day, her sweat will make the prosthesis wet, she begins to clean them alone. Now her language impression and sports have been improved greatly; she can tell the story a lot; she likes to talk with the caretaker mom and would share the funny things occurred in the school with everyone. Recently, she likes playing table tennis and often follows the old brother and wants to ask them to teach her.
Although the movements are slightly stiff, she can volley the balls about 2-3 times. In order to cultivate this interest, we would ask her to play table tennis when she is free. In the National Music Grading Exams in August of 2013, she had past the Level I exam on the vocal music.
She is a clever and generous child. We believe that she would have better growth in the future, to make moms and teachers being proud of her.
Social Welfare Institute
ESTEVAN, male, DOB 9/2006 SN mild lameness in lower leg, intellectual delay??
Estevan has THE BRIGHTEST and SWEETEST smile. It is contagious and enchanting. Estevan has been diagnosed with some weakness in his legs, although his video shows him walking well. More clarification has been requested but it appears on the video that perhaps this sweet boy has some weakness in his face and maybe the muscles for speech as well. It seems to take some time for him to form the words and respond. A video of him in his natural environment, interacting with his friends would be really helpful. Estevan’s reports show him able to do many wonderful things! Indeed it is easy to see that “he is easy to be well liked”. He has had an MRI which showed normal brain development. To review Estevan’s full file, please contact Heidi Hawkins at email@example.com.
Estaven’s reports share:
Motor development: can button and unbutton, can zip and can string; can play puzzle, and can draw the irregular rounds; can imitate drawing vertical lines, can be cooperative when jump, throw, crawl and climb; can go upstairs and downstairs without help; can walk on stilts and turn a somersault; can catch a ball thrown to him and like bouncing the ball.
Adaptability: knows “big” and “small”, “inner” and “outer”, knows red colors, knows over two kinds of colors, and recognizes the shape of triangle, square and circle. In the class, he can help the teacher to put away the toys, and can express his needs by language; he can choose his favorite toys and do his favorite activity; he can get along well with children, knows the around environment and people, can say hello to others on his own initiative, can take part in the group activity actively; hen can comply with the rules when playing at outdoors. When playing a game, he can comply with the rules, can control his emotion, and would sympathize, care and help others; he is easy to be liked and acceptable; he is brave to speak and have a performance.
Language and sociality: can understand common instructions, can speak a sentence of 10 words, can communicated with others, can recite children’s songs and likes to listen to the story; he can retell some sentences in the story, can understand daily words, can understand and speak Mandarin; he is curious about the around people and environment; he can classify the objects according to their uses and characters; he knows a lot of kinds of fruits and animals, can put on and take off clothes, shoes and socks and knows “cold” “tired” and “hungry” means, can go to toilet without help and knows to wash hands and put away clothes after the toilet and knows the weather; he can count numbers 1-30, recognize over 6 kinds of colors and recognize over 10 Chinese Characters.
Personalities: warm, outgoing, compassionate and is an adored boy.
Comprehensive Evaluation: 1. lameness of both lower limbs; 2. intelligence development delay, moderate nutrition development, normal physical development basically.
GEORGE, male, DOB 3/2001 SN dwarfism and repaired cleft palate AGES OUT OF ADOPTION OPTIONS 3/15/2015
George is a child who loves to dance. His dancing has awarded him “many accolades”. George is described as very much wanting a permanent family. George is known to CHI because 5 of his friends have been adopted to CHI families since George was registered for adoption in 2010. He has said goodbye to those friends and also experienced the tragic death of his very good friend Zane one year ago. He is the last boy of his age to remain waiting for a family. George will age out of adoption options March 15, 2015.
Geroge is a little person. His Chinese reports translate it as “midgetism” but it is likely a form of dwarfism. His knees will require medical attention to which he currently does not have access. More information and a short video clip of George can be found at http://suzeeqsnews.blogspot.com/ Additional video has been requested.
New photos of him were taken on 6/1/2014 and additional information can be received.
George is reported to have lower learning ability but he does attend the regular school in his neighborhood. Any advocacy for George to finally find his permanent family is much appreciated.
George’s reports from 2010 share:
George was abandoned not long after his birth and was sent to the welfare institute, searched for his birth parents for many days and no results and then he was adopted by the welfare institute officially on Mar.20 2003. George could accustomed to the group life soon and get along well with caretakers, partners, he has good self caring ability that able to take bath, put on clothes, clear away his own stuffs. Besides, George is a group leader in preschool of the welfare institute, he works hard on study however, his intelligence is lower than normal peers, he knows the simple arithmetic, can write simple Chinese words, recite some poems, sing and dance well. He is a member of the dance troupe and performed the “ Happy sheep” and “Count the ducks” etc. with other kids which has won accolades.
Motion development and adaptability: normal movement of four limbs although he had X legs and midgetism, he can climb, play balls and chase other kids. normal growth of limbs. Great self-care ability in life, can take a bath and tidy up his own stuffs, help the caretakers and teachers to do some work within his ability.
Language and Sociality: Due to postoperative cleft palate he speaks unclearly although he had speech training, he can express himself clearly, good linguistic competence. He is restless and cute, gets along well with caretakers and other kids.
Intelligence and Study: because of the midgetism, his intelligence was lower than normal peers, he can do simple counting, write easy words, sing and recite some poems, dance, she often joins the performance when social people visit the welfare institute.
Attitude towards to being adopted by a foreign family:
George was abandoned by his birth parents not long after his birth, so he’s been living in the institute since then. One caretaker has to look after many kids in the institute, so George wants to have his own family and parents, a little room for himself and is eager to have a warm family, however, he’s an elder child now and nobody likes to adopt him here, if he could be adopted by foreign people and he’d be very happy which is also helpful for his growth and development.
GUFFEY, male, DOB 9/2009 SN Language delay, articulation disorder, developmental delay??
Guffey is a happy little dancer. He dances along with a song about playing with Daddy and Mama while he shows his skills in the following video
Guffey is friendly, outgoing, and has good body coordination. He has a diagnosis of speech and language delay. He has a detailed test in his file that explains the language and speech testing. Frustratingly no date is on the test but it appears to have been recently administered. He struggled with memory in putting words in order. “The child patient showed bad memory. He showed acceptable short-span memory. However, he showed poorly in memorizing the order.”
Guffey would likely need speech and language therapy but there appears to be no other medical issues for him. He is curious, cheerful and engaged when videotaped at the Journey of Hope Camp in January 2014.
From his reports from his CWI:
Intelligence The child has normal intelligence. He can quickly learn and accept new things and knowledge, can read and understand words having relatively rich connotation or complex words.
1、The child can attentively read, learn and do exercises;
2、The child develops well in terms of his thinking ability, can well and independently do his homework and make a drawing;
3、The child is willing to learn. In his daily life he learns new words through person-to-person communication, reading drawing books or singing. He has a rich vocabulary and his ability to read and write improves day by day.
The child is outgoing and opens himself to others to a quite high degree. He is willing to share his opinions with others.
1、The child can interact with other children while playing games, and can take initiative in trying to lead other children in carrying out some activities;
2、The child occasionally shows self-centered behavior, but can improve his behavior at the suggestion of social worker and his parents;
3、The child improves his interpersonal skills and can increasingly communicate with others with polite language;
4、The child enjoys sound relationship with his parents and is well attached to them.
Gross motor skills
The child’s body coordination capability improves continually. He can go upstairs or come downstairs without difficulty, and in his daily life, he can raise his head, turn over his body, crawl on the ground, sit and stand independently, and jog and jump.
Fine motor skills
The child’s capability of coordinating small muscles develops well. He can grasp toy, hold things in his fingers and flip over books without difficulty.
GUYER, male, DOB 1/2008 SN No abnormal findings but malnutrition at time of SWI admission
Give it up for GUYER THE GREAT! He is most excellent but his file is perplexing! There is no special need stated in his file. Why is he still waiting?? His file is in great need of updating as it is from May 2012. There is updated video that shows a handsome 6 year old who might have weakness in one leg, or is it feeling nervous about being taped? No answers for that yet. Guyer was recently met by the CHI staff at the Guangzhou Journey of Hope Camp where he was engaged and curious about what was happening around him. He was stoked to see himself on camera. He was able to sit in his chair and wait for his turn. You can see the video links here:
Video link from JOH Camp: Watch Guyer’s video
Video link from ??: Watch another Video of Guyer!
Guyer was found when he was approximately 18 months old. He is currently in foster care.
From his 9/2012 reports:
GUYER, male, was abandoned on Jul.5,2009, he was sent into this institute after finishing the relative procedures on Jul.8,2009. Doctors made PE for him: 76 cm in height, 8.5kg in weight, 45.5cm in head size and 46 cm in chest size, can sit without help, can not stand or walk without help, good muscular tension, 0.6 cm of abdomen subcutaneous fat. Diagnosis: malnutrition level I. His DOB was estimated as Jan.8,2008 and given a name.
After admission , Guyer has had routine life, good physical development, under the excellent care of caretakers.
2) Motor skill and mental development:
On admission, Guyer can sit without help, can roll toys with one hand, can feed himself biscuits. At the age of 2 years, he can crawl, stand hold handrails, stack one block on the other. At the age of 3 years, he can push cart forward, can take out toys from one cup to another cup, understand simple instructions. At the age of 4 years, he has average balance, shake a little when walking, can eat vegetables by spoon, drink water from cup but no adept, basically control defecation and urination.
Guyer entered into foster family on May 8,2012, he can crawl, jump off the ground of both feet but not high, go up and down stairs hold handrails, can help with simple housework such as move chairs and mop the floor etc under the guidance of foster parents. He is willing to explore, especially like assembly toys, know to put small objects together and make new toys.
3) Language, personality and emotion development:
On admission, Guyer did not talk, likes to be alone, hide from strangers. At the age of 2 years, he can babbling, interacts more with classmates, attached to his caretaker. At the age of 3 years, he can babbling, laugh out loud when happy, possessive to toys he likes. At the age of 4 years, he can speak single words like “aunt, good” but unclearly, cry or throw out tantrums if things does not goes on his way, but easy to be comforted. Currently, he can speak simple words, but not clearly, need to listen carefully to understand him. Although his language expressive ability is poor, it won’t affect his performance, he is not afraid of strangers, can sing a few songs like “little rabbit, Happy new year”, perform dance programs on stage with other kids, he is active and bright.
4) Medical histories:
After admission Guyer has only had common diseases for baby and toddler (e.g. upper respiratory tract infection), has not suffered other major and infectious diseases and was not found to have food or drug allergy.
This physical exam shows: no anbornal findings.
Sealed by: Social Welfare Institute
HAGAN, male DOB: 5/2006 SN: amyotrophia of left lower limb, decrease of left muscular tension, abnormal function of left limbs, poor motion
UPDATE FROM MAY 2014: Stefani Ellison, CHI’s China Child Advocacy and Parent Resource Director, was unable to see Hagan. However, his reports from SF are positive and current. She is requesting that this information be sent to CHI so families can see it.
Hagan was found in May of 2012 and the local police searched for birth parents and relatives without finding anyone. Hagan has been living in the orphanage ever since.
At the time of admission: Hagan was 100cm in height, 12.4kg in weight, 45cm in head size and 50cm in chest size. He could answer simple questiond, such as: yao, hao, keyi, Hagan’s left wrist joints was fairly spastic, fingers could not bend and stretch. The primary diagnosis was: cerebral palsy, mental delayed.
At the time of the medical: Hagan was eating and sleeping well. He was stronger than the time at admission.
He has a ready smile and is talkative. Hagan likes playing with other children, outdoor activities, and teachers are fond of him. He can take good care of himself and does things independently. Every time he finishes eating his food, he will throw away his trash and bus his dishes. Brushing his teeth and putting on his shoes are one of my independent task Hagan can do. Nannies love how cute and obedient he is. He helps aunts do some housework, before meal he knows to hold the bowl and spoon, after the meal he can clean the table, and he can wash his hands. When there is visitor, he will be happy to say hello, when the guests are leaving he knows to say goodbye, he likes watching cartoons. But he is mentally delayed compared to other children his age. His present physical state: left foot he uses toes to walk, and fairly crutch, can use left hand to hold things, but he can not use left hand to get things on his own initiative, we diagnosed him as: hemiplegic paralysis of left side.
Hagan had MRI check that shows the following: 1. right basal ganglia region encephalomalacia with the right angular of skull becomes mild thin (disus); 2. inflammatory change of complete set of Mucous membrane of accessory sinus, please see the PE check note for details.
At the time of the medical test Hagan had the following measurements: height: 104cm, weight: 16kg, head size: 49cm, chest size: 52cm, teeth: 20. Because on admission the child has been 6 years old, so he has not been vaccinated.
HUBIE, male, DOB 5/2008 SN post operative cleft lip and palate degree III
Hold the phone! Unless Hubie has it and then you are not getting it back! He can also find ways to create fun out of the simplest of things. You can watch his video link to see him figure things out. Hubie is a robust and strong boy who was born with a cleft lip and palate. Both have been surgically repaired but may require additional surgeries. He will require speech and language intervention. Hubie was admitted to his SWI when he was a newborn. He is ready to exercise is right to grow up within a permanent family. To review his full file please contact CHI China Specialist, Heidi Hawkins at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hubie, male, was abandoned at the gate of the third people’s hospital on May 19, 2008. At that time, the baby had a severe cleft lip and palate. Upon searching in many places through many ways by the policeman of police station, the baby’s birth parents and relatives were not found. The baby was sent to our institute to be raised upon the approval of civil affairs bureau of the county on the day of picking up and the baby has been in our institute since then to this day.
Physical examination on admission: normal, good development.
During the period of living in our institute, we have been giving Hubie all kinds of vaccinations on schedule according to requirements of immunization for babies to ensure his healthy growth as other normal children. From 2009 to 2011, our institute gave him repair of cleft lip and palate through tomorrow’s plan, and he recovered well after the surgery.
Hubie is almost 6 years old. He is an active, relentless and adorable little boy. He can put on clothes and shoes independently; defecate and urinate independently; take and eat meals with others; like to play, talk and play games with other children; impatient; if he is wronged or being overreacted, he will cry for a long time; delay of language expression and motor skills comparing with children of his age; he will suffer from skin disease on his head in every early summer, but the disease is not severe and will be cured with some medication.
Living habit and diet: breakfast: gruel, egg, milk, soybean milk, cooked wheaten food; lunch and dinner: rice, meat, fungus, vegetable; breakfast: 7:30; fruit: 10:00; lunch: 11:40; snack: 15:00; dinner: 17:30; milk: 20:30.
Hubie lives in group in our institute and he has a regular life: get up and take bath: At this moment, physical examination is good.
Mar. 24, 2014
IVAN, male DOB: 5/2008, SN: cerebral palsy and the left testicle indecent
Ivan has a MEGA WATT smile and an utter joy about what he can DO!! He was met by the CHI staff on 4/23/2014 and he was so vibrant in person that he was not recognized by his file photos. Meeting Ivan was a delight and a pleasure. He is such a lovely boy! Ivan is adored by all and brightens the world with his smile! Ivan is mobile with his walker and is proud about his ability to be independent. He will need surgery for his undescended testicle and physical therapy for his cerebral palsy. For more information on his medical condition please request to see his full file.
From his file dated 2013:
Ivan was abandoned in May of 2011 and after many failed searches, Ivan was sent to the orphanage. After admission, the doctor on duty named him and made the PE on him: 9.6kg in weight, 78cm in height, 43cm in head size, 45cm in chest size. Clear mental, right testis not palpate, the left testis indecent. Limbs muscular tension increases, muscular tension as 4 degrees ( both lower limbs). The toetip can land with the help. The pathological syndrome does not reduce. The primary diagnosis: cerebral palsy.
He has a good appetite. He needs help during the defecation and urinations. He needs to wear diapers day and night. He takes a bath during the day, generally in the morning. He can not take off the clothes on his own but he is cooperative when taking bath. In language, he can speak many words. He is generous and is not afraid of strangers. As long as you talk kindly with him, he will talk with you for a while. At ordinary time, he has low voice when talking with the strangers. As long as you are encouraging him, he will loudly answer the questions. When the kindhearted people come to the institute, he will actively share greetings with them “good aunt, good sister”. In limbs motors, both lower limbs can not walk normally. He can stand up with holding some objects. Due to the physical situation, Ivan does not go to the kindergarten to study. He just studies in the institute by reading the children songs and watching pictures. At ordinary time, the main activity is to play games with the children in the institute and watch cartoons. Ivan has the fair skin, round face, and he likes to smile. All the teachers and aunts like him very much and think him obedient and smart. But we can not find the method to help him to walk.
On Jul 17 2012, he went to the hospital to do Spinal nerve selective cutting off the heel operation. After discharge from the hospital, the observation shows that the result of the operation is not good and the lower limbs’ function has not greatly improved. Now Ivan has the decent right testis but indecent left testis. Ivan has 14.5kg in weight, 88cm in height, 46cm in head size, 50cm in chest size, and 20 in teeth. Ivan has received the vaccines according to the immunization plan, and please sees the detailed records. Ivan is an active and lovable small boy.
Children’s Welfare Institute
Jan 8 2013
JACKMAN, male, DOB 7/2003 SN deaf
Jackman was recently met by the CHI staff on 4/25/2014. He is an especially engaging and confident boy who told the team he wished to be adopted by a family. (Especially one with a stylish mother!) Jackman is all about classy and has the best coiffed hair he styles himself. He currently attends the school for the deaf in his city and boards there from Monday to Fridays and returns to his Children’s Welfare Institution for the weekends. He communicates with the CWI staff mainly through writing. He will need a family fluent in American Sign Language. Jackman is truly an amazing child who has found how to succeed even faced with many challenges in his young life. Imagine what he can do with a family cheering him on!
From his report from 2011:
Jackman was found and admitted to his CWI when he was estimated to be 5 years old.
(1) The Living Habits
Since admission, he was sent to the observation room. Upon checking, it was found that he is congenital deaf and mute. Then he was transferred into the school-aged children zone. At present, he is in 1st grade of Special Education School. He lives at school Monday to Friday. He gets up at 6:30, has classes at 7:30-11:30 and 14:30-16:30, and naps at 13:00-14:00. He has 3 regular meals at 7:00, 12:00 and 17:30 with diet similar to adults’ mainly rice and noodles and 2-3 meat dishes and vegetable dishes and 2 snacks meals, which are given at 10:00 (snacks are handed out by the school) and 20:00 with milk, cakes, steamed eggs, fruits and meat soup. He takes one shower at 18:30 and goes to bed at 21:30.
(2) The Physical Development, Personality and Hobby
He is extroverted and active. At school, he respects teachers, gets along well with students, listens carefully on classes and finishes his homework on his initiative. He has good marks and loves math especially. He is well loved by teachers. In our SWI, he always makes others feel happy. He is well behaved, polite and helps younger children do something as his age appropriate. He pays attention on hygiene and puts away his bed orderly. He gets along well with his friends and classmates. He has similar diets as adults. He has good appetite loving meat. He loves playing electronic toys.
(3) Immunization and physical conditions
We vaccinate the child as per plan. He has had good physical condition since admission and has congenital deaf and mute, which does not affect his communicating with others as well as his daily life. He has not had any major or dangerous disease, nor has he been found any medicine allergy. He has had common infant diseases such as cold and fever.
In our hearts, he is a well behaved and lovely child. We hope he could be adopted by a foreign family to give him good education and help him grows happily and healthily. Meanwhile, we also hope to get the child’s information of post adoption such as life pictures and growth information. We hope to keep a close contact with the adoptive family and welcome her to come back to the Children’s Welfare Institute, where he used to be raised. We wish his life fulfilled with happiness everyday.
Sealed by: Children’s Welfare Institute
JENNEX, male, DOB 4/2004 SN sequelae of cerebral palsy, ametropia, seizure history
Jennex has such a bright and friendly smile. He is quick to share it with others. He is determined and focused. He will try and try again until he can accomplish a task. Due to his cerebral palsy there is a small tremor in his hands but it doesn’t stop him from writing, using chopsticks, and going to school. He tries to ride a bicycle and can make half a rotation. He is pretty proud of that. Jennex has friends and is brave to speak up eventhough his cerebral palsy affects his speech. He has intelligible speech but it is affected. Jennex’s orphanage is a One to One partner with Children’s House International and was met by CHI staff on 4/26/2014. He told them he would very much like to have an American mother. He is currently living in foster care. The following is a link to a video taken during the visit.
Jennex’s reports share:
Jennex, male, was found abandoned on Apr.11 2006. A lot of search 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 Apr.12 2004 according to his physical growth.
The child suffers from sequelae of cerebral palsy, ametropia. Since September of 2012 until now he ever was found with epileptic attack, it was when he was nearly going to sleep, it lasted for about 1 minute. He is taking Topiramate Tablets to control his epilepsia, now once per day, one pill 25mg per time, take in the morning.
Now the child is living in the foster family in west suburban, he likes playing games with other children, such as: hide-and-seek, dance, the eagle preys on chickens, play house and etc. At the beginning the child went to the kindergarten it is hard to take care of himself, but he is not afraid of trouble or frustration, it is commendable, he can bear hard time, assiduous and aspirant, he is cooperative with teachers and parents, he has obvious improvement by the help and support from foster parents and kindergarten teachers, he can take care of himself better.
Now he can eat, put on clothes, brush teeth and study regularly; from September of 2012 he started to practice to use chopsticks, he can open the cap of the pill bottle freely, and his motion is quicker than before. In December of 2012 he wears foot support, now he will fell over when walking, he can go around between his kindergarten and home.
Now he has good diet, not choosy food; favorite food: rice, noodles, meat and etc; favorite fruits: apple, banana, watermelon and etc.
He has lived in this institute for so many years, no one claimed this child, considering of his future life and get his happiness, so we reported the child’s information, hope he can find a happy family.
The child is optimistic, has a ready smile; hope he is fostered in a family and gains the care and love of families, and he can grow up healthily and happily.
Sender: XXX (signature)
Children’s Welfare Institute Dec.26 2013
JESSALIN, female, DOB 12/2009 SN Hep B+, language delay
Miss JESSALIN always makes our hearts hurt. She is in one of CHI’s partnership programs. Her official special need is Hep B carrier but its really her sadness that is the biggest unknown for her and for a family. CHI first was assigned her file when she was just turning 3. She didn’t speak or interact and was frankly shell shocked looking in the first video. Then we got an update video in May 2013. Last night we got one more. I will paste them here for your review. She has not been diagnosed with autism but she is isolating. We don’t know that she isn’t on the autism spectrum. Her future
requires a family that can really step into the unknown. Some wee souls have such difficulty in institutional settings. Listen at how loud everything is around her. If she has any sensory sensativities, she would be really quite overwhelmed.
There are some children that beg for you to enfold them into your arms and make their scary world seem safer. This is how it feels with Jessalin. Her official special need is Hepatitis B carrier but her greatest need appears to be getting out of an institutional setting. She doesn’t appear to be thriving there. Her eyes seem to tell us she is delicate and needs one on one care with a mom. A dad would be great too. Gentle and kind siblings could give her comfort and help her grow.
Jessalin was found and admitted to the SWI when she was approximately 3 months old. Has she ever gotten over that loss? Does she have a special caregiver or friend? Who helps her carry her sadness? Is it possible that Jessalin has food allergies? Is the milk upsetting her stomach? So many questions about this somber little girl.
Jessalin’s reports share:
After admission her diet and sleep were regular. She had normal defecation and urination. She was cooperative in medical care. On Nov 12 2012 she had a physical exam body check and found to be an HBV carrier. The rest the exam items were normal. Now her diet and sleep are regular. She has a poor appetite and only drinks milk and does not have dinner. She can move with holding the rails, can pick up pills with thumb, has poor immunity resistance so it is easy for her to catch infections. She gets recovered after taking the medicine and is sensitive to the flavor of the milk.
She is vaccinated regularly according to the age.
Staple food: milk powder and biscuits, 3 times per day;
Jessalin is Introverted, timid, likes playing alone. Sometimes she will crawl in the corridor, does not communicate with other people, does not like playing with other children, feels afraid if you talk to her loudly, does not cry often, generally does not respond people. She is sensitive to strangers and sometimes excludes people.
KALINDI, female, DOB 4/2006 SN Down Syndrome
Kalindi is a little shy but it won’t take her long to warm up if she feels that she is surrounded by kindness. Her trademark sign for “you are my new friend” is to stick her tongue out at you. May you be so lucky to see that tongue. She also has affection for pretty things. The name Kalindi means, “daughter of the Sun Goddess”. There is also a sacred river with the same name. This wee Kalindi has a spirit, name, and smile full of sunshine. It is hoped the name will attract others to her so they can see her light and feel the warmth of her heart.. Her SWI is in a One to One partnership with Children’s House International.
Kalindi’s reports share:
The baby was abandoned on Apr.19,2007. She was about 1 year old. Police sent her into this institute with the relative certificate materials, through the approval of the civil bureau, we accepted her. Her DOB was estimated as Apr.2006.
PE when admitted: she has good general condition, no abnormal findings with primary diagnosis: congenital mongolism. After admission, she has regular diet and sleep, normal defecation and urination, cooperate with treatment. She took PE on Feb.27,2014 which shows: mongolism, no abnormal finding of rest items. Currently, she has regular diet and sleep, has good appetite, likes to have rice, steamed bread, fruits, candies and desserts, has good self-manage ability, can feed herself, take on and off clothes, go to toilet, go upstairs and downstairs, can speak simple words like Dad, mum, aunt etc.
She is introvert, has a ready smile, likes others make face towards her which she feels kind. She likes stick out her tongue for friendly. She is polite, likes playing slide, obedient, give away objects to younger siblings, she would say “Thank you” when staffs give her snacks, she likes being pretty, likes wearing dress. She would observe surroundings in strange environment, interested in fresh objects, adapt to new environment quickly.
May 26, 2014
More about Down Syndrome can learned at the following link.
In Memory of Guire
- GUIRE, male, DOB 3/2012 SN post-operative “double way Glenn” for CHD
It is with profound grief that we share that we received word this morning that our wee GUIRE passed away yesterday from his broken heart. We had been waiting for the SWI to let us know how we can sponsor Guire with nutrition or foster care. We know he tenderly touched many people and his passing will be painful. The China Team takes this so hard and imagine that you will as well. Thank you for loving him. He left this life having people thinking about him. We hold to the belief that it made a difference. We will remember you Guire, always and forever.
Our children cannot wait. We continue to work with passion to get them home to family and medical opportunities.