Asia Waiting Children “A” thru “K”
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ADELINE, female, DOB 9/2010 SN cerebral palsy
CHI Partnership file, Special Focus Designation
There are children for whom the orphanage and agency partnerships are especially critical. These are the ones that exist in the periphery. They languish on registry lists for months, for years. Nobody seems to see them, hear them.
Children’s House International SAW Adeline. They really tried to SEE her. The words to describe her were, “happy, smiley, nice to everyone, engaged, focused, sweet, good.” Amazing, right? She can understand all that is being said to her. At one point in the video you see her slouching a bit and her aunties tell her to stand up straight and she does. She can speak 2 word sentences but her speech is slow and takes effort likely due to her cerebral palsy. She is like a tiny bird that has a heart to fly but not yet the physical ability.
When Adeline came in the room for review, her caregivers all said, “Everyone loves her”. They also share about her, “The child is introverted, if she fails she will cry but if given something to eat or praised for trying she will stop crying. Fond of listening to music, can do actions following the music. Sometimes she is afraid of darkness, sometimes the child is timid, shy, or quiet. She is fond of playing games, energetic, can share toys with other children, can adapt to the environment well, can communicate with working staff, when she wants something she will call mama, likes to practice to walk in her walker.”
CHI truly desires for you to take 3 minutes and SEE her. KNOW her. CHEER for her. That is all that any of us really wants, isn’t it?
ASLAN, male, DOB 1/2008 SN Epidermodysplasia Verruciformis (EV)
Aslan has the heart of a lion. Every day he manages the physical effects of his special need. He likely has Epidermodysplasia Verruciformis. EV is a rare inherited condition characterized by chronic infection with human papillomavirus (HPV) leading to multiple cutaneous lesions. It can be disfiguring and is rapidly progressive not only in terms of physical deformity but also functionality. Little Aslan’s fingernails have growth long and difficult to use. The condition is not contagious to others and is not life threatening. With close medical multidisciplinary care it can be managed. Regardless of all of this, Aslan is determined to enjoy his friends and all that his current life has to offer him. Video taken in April 2015 shows his exuberance.
Aslan’s reports from March 2015 share, “Now Aslan is extroverted; active, relentless; can run and jump freely; has a ready smile; talkative; can communicate well with others; like singing, dancing and telling stories; outstanding performance in our institute; strong receptivity of knowledge; can put on and take off clothes and shoes by himself; like clean up; helpful; can distinguish position, color, size and shape; know to share and give; coralloid adamant on whole body’s skin except for belly and back; such coralloid adamant will fall off after a period of time; if touches such coralloid adamant by accident, it will be bleeding and hurting.”
BERLIN, male, DOB 4/2009 SN hypospadias combined with hypoplasia of bilateral testis. (Partnership file, Special Focus designation)
Berlin is so very capable! He is keen to run, play, and especially likes to hide and wait for his friends to find him. He is also waiting for a family to find him. Berlin has been waiting at his SWI since he was an infant. The Children’s House International China team will be meeting him in May 2015 and look forward to seeing him “in action”. There is certainly a spark in those striking eyes of his.
Berlin can do all of these things,” Now: can go up and down stairs, jump off ground with both feet, draw horizontal and vertical lines, go up and down stairs with one foot alternatively, catch ball, untie shoelaces; knows big and small; can take off unlined clothes, unbutton, put on clothes, wash hands; knows what cold, tired and hungry mean; can call baba and mama; now the child is receiving professional language training; fair comprehension ability.
Personality and sociability: extroverted, energetic, sometimes obstinate and impatient; sometimes will bite hands when throwing a tantrum; likes to play with water, listen to music; sometimes will dance when happy; active, relentless; likes to imitate, play toys; has a ready smile; likes to play hide and seek, likes musical toys; likes to be held and play with familiar caretakers; can actively pick up trash and throw it into trashcan.
Study status: non school-aged child.
BRUNSWIX, male, DOB 3/2013 SN post-operative anal atresia
Brunswix is always looking for adventure! He is curious, cheerful and at the ready to begin new explorations. He interacts well with his friends and his caregivers and is a favorite of all of them. He is described as clever and robust, with no concerns in his development. He can follow the directions of those around him and his receptive language is good. He is just beginning to talk. He can now defecate normally and no additional surgery is required for him at this time.
The CHI China Team met him on May 10, 2015. He would peek around at them and then go on his way. He is a lovely little chap!!
CLOVER, female, DOB 2/2013 SN possible communicating hydrocephalus, brain scan difference
Clover is as ready to bloom as the flowers that are just now peeking out now that it is spring. Clover is described as a cheerful little girl who loves her auntie’s attention. She is robust and seldom gets sick. She is simply delightful. Clover is in need of an update. Her reports were written a year ago and so much growing takes place in the year from 1 to 2. There is a short update in the file but frustratingly there is no date. Updated information has been requested.
Clover’s last reports share that “the child’s healthy status is good. She seldom gets ill. The girl is living in the institute. Her mental development is a bit delay compare with her peers. She can crawl freely, but cannot stand up or walk without help. Her fine motor development is normal, she can pick up tiny thing by fingers. Her language development is delayed. She can say some simple words, such as “ Ma Ma”. She is obedient to the caretaker. She gets along well with other children. The children also fight for toys occasionally. She is an introverted girl. She likes balls and toys with sound, such as a bell.
CROIX, male, DOB 4/2011 SN post-operative talipes equinovarus (club feet)
CHI Partnership file, Special Focus Designation
Oh that Croix! His personality sounds as much fun as a joyous island get-a-way on a tropical beach under the brilliant sun. He even attends the Sunshine Class in his orphanage where he is said to work very hard on his physical therapy. He also lives with a foster family in the Love Home foster village on the grounds of the orphanage. The CHI China team is disappointed they were not able to meet him on their recent trip but updated video has been requested.
Croix’s caregivers have many positive things to say about him. His reports share: “The baby is smart; can count from 1 to 20; can use sign language to show 1 to 10; likes to watch TV, cartoon and children’s TV program such as “Bear Haunt”; likes to play toys with siblings; is curious and likes to explore; when seeing new things, he will ask “What is it?”. Now he can speak many complete sentences such as “Mom, when my feet recover, take me to play!”.
The baby is a smart and adorable little boy. We sincerely hope that he will soon be adopted and have a happy family and loving father and mother and he will grow up healthily and happily.”
DERRIX, male, DOB 10/2008 SN muscle weakness is lower legs
CHI Partnership file, Special Focus Designation
To review the full file, please contact CHI China Specialist Nina Thompson at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The CHI China Team was able to meet Derrix on 4/15/2015. Derrix was one of our first little friends to meet that day. He arrived with his foster mother and waited excitedly for his turn. Derrix had been practicing for his, “Look at me” moment. It didn’t take long for all the eyes and ears in the room to be pointed in Derrix’s direction. He had memorized a song and was able to sing it by himself. He has a little lisp which makes the melody that much more precious.
Derrix is a bible lover. He has a strong memory and remembers many bible verses. He finds joy in learning and sharing those verses.
Derrix has many friends. After meeting him it is certainly easy to see why. The CHI team immediately wanted to be his friends too! He lives in a foster family and has older siblings in the foster family but also would be happy with younger siblings too. Derrix attends the public preschool near his foster home. Derrix is a can and will do kind of little dude.
EASTWIX, male, DOB 2/2012 SN brain scan difference
CHI Partnership file, Special Focus Designation
Eastwix was met by the Children’s House International China Team in May 2015 where he burrowed right in to everyone’s hearts. He is a truly special little boy who is kind, gentle and completely endearing. His precious wee voice made the team swoon. He is also very curious as to how things work and uses his thinker to figure things out. The CHI team was able to watch him try a ride on car for the first time. He let his shy façade go and burst out in a joyous belly laugh. He continued to try to make the car move on his own. He is smitten with cars and vehicles as are so many boys his age
Eastwix is most keen on running free in the outdoors and interacting with all that outdoor fun has to offer him. He likes playing outdoors and will speak “car” loudly if seeing it. He likes sliding and swinging. He also can pick up and collect the leaves, and can clap happily if seeing the fish in the pool. He likes playing in the sandbox and can put the sand in the toy cars. Can you imagine his joy zooming his cars around in a backyard sand pile or at the beach?
Eastwix currently lives with a foster family on the grounds of the orphanage. He has a close relationship with his foster mom who seems to understand him and treat him well. Eastwix is very ready for a forever family of his own.
Eastwix is in an orphanage that has a partnership with Children’s House International.
EVALIN, female, DOB 1/2010 SN delayed development (Partnership file, Special Focus Designation)
Do you feel like you are running in circles? If, so Evalin would be the perfect partner. She loves to play the game of running in a circle chasing her friends. She is happy to listen to music, hum and clap to the tune. She is adept at climbing, drawing, dressing and undressing. She has even mastered doing the buttons. She has a strong sense of smell. She is able to smell food and follow the scent to find her beloved noodles and milk. Sadly, the high sense of smell may have been a survival tool. Evalin was found abandoned in January 2014 when she was estimated to be 4 years old. At that time she was “unable to communicate normally”. There is no information available for the first 4 years of her life. The Children’s House International team is excited to meet her in May 2015 and find out a lot more about this little girl.
Personality and sociability: introverted, quiet; likes to clap hands; will play with peers when happy; likes to listen to music; sometimes can hum with music; likes to play running in circles; likes to play rectangular toys; sharp smell; when smelling noodles or milk, she will go to the food following the smell; can soon adjust to stranger environment; will be obstinate and impatient when unhappy.
HANZ, male, DOB 4/2009 SN slight enlargement of bilateral lateral ventricles
There is nothing like watching buddies at play. Hanz is having an awfully good time enjoying the playground with boundless boyish enthusiasm. What a hearty giggle this boy has. This video shows some fun!
It has also been shared that Hanz “is gentle like a real gentleman. He has his own thoughts and he is smart and very adorable. The child is a hard worker; he always help the teacher; sometimes he helps the teacher with tidying the teaching tools; sometimes he helps with making beds and cleaning; he is the role model of younger children. The child has strong self-care ability; he can put on clothes and shoes and eat independently; he also can do the laundry.” If he struggles it seems to be in expressive language though he understands his caregivers and teachers and is quick to follow instructions.
HOBBZ, male, DOB 12/2012 SN positive test for Hepatitis B and syphilis
(Partnership File, Special Focus Designation)
Hobbz is a child that the CHI China team is eager to meet in May 2015. He reminds of Calvin’s favorite little tiger playmate and partner in adventures. He was admitted to his SWI when he was approximately 3 weeks old. He is said to have 4 strong limbs. He was not yet talking when his report was written in August 2014 but he is great at making loud sounds, and making friends. He appears he may have developmental delays but that is unclear. More will be known after he is seen by the CHI China team.
JAMEZ, male, DOB 1/2003 SN older child, no medical needs
Jamez was met by the CHI China team on May 11, 2015. He is currently a student at the local primary school where he is doing well in the 3rd grade. His story is a disheartening one, but one that is not uncommon for an older child in a Chinese orphanage. Jamez entered the SWI in October 2014. His early life was spent with an unofficial foster mother. When the woman who took him in and raised him became too old to care for him, he was admitted to the SWI. Jamez would like to have a family and expressed his desire to be adopted. Right now Jamez has a best friend in another older boy at the orphanage. Video of the visit is at the following link:
Jamez’ reports share, “Physical and mental development: the child was old on admission; now he is a student in grade 3; good physical development; normal mental development; can attend normal physical activities such as playing ball and running; good communication; polite; can get along well with others; strong self-care ability; can wash socks and underwear; can brush shoes; can do dishes and cleaning after meal; can help adults watch younger children; good personal hygiene; will quarrel with peers, fight or do mischief when angry; likes light diet; dislikes greasy food; variety of food: rice, cooked wheaten food, lean meat, egg, milk, cracker, bread, fruit.
Personality, hobby and sociability: active, relentless; clear language; good expressing ability; like outdoor activities; like to communicate with others; can cooperate with others; cares about other people.
Study status of school-age children: good academic performance. Apr. 13, 2015”
JESSALIN, female, DOB 12/2009 SN Hep B+, language and social delay (she is isolated from the other children due to her Hep B+ status)
CHI Partnership file, Special Focus Designation
Miss JESSALIN has an extra special place in the CHI China Team’s hearts! They met her on May 10, 2015 and she completely impressed and inspired them with her progress and developmental growth. Jessalin has a timid personality and takes time to feel comfortable in new surroundings and with new people. Jessalin also has language delays. She is special friends with a little boy named Tomlin who turned 4 years old in May 2015. Tomlin also tests positive for Hepatitis B.
Jessalin and Tomlin are being raised together in isolation from the other children because that is how things are done in Chinese orphanages for children with Hep B. They are very close and are being raised as social siblings. CHI and their SWI can’t imagine one of them leaving the other behind. They really need to be adopted TOGETHER by the same family. Tomlin is a little 4 year old boy whose only need is testing Hep B positive. The video of them together shows their easy companionship.
JOLEIGH, female, DOB 12/2012 SN hydrocephalus
Joleigh loves her caregivers. She finds immense comfort and closeness with her caregivers. She appears to have a quiet temperament and finds joy in music, playing with her stuffed animals, and basking in the sun. Little Joleigh has a bit of a confusing and outdated file. An MRI has been requested as well as an updated growth report. There is more current video that was taken in February 2015. She looks adorably cozy in her fluffy red coat.
Joleigh has been in her SWI since she was a newborn.
JUNI, female, DOB 3/2011 SN post-operative CHD
To look at Juni is to immediately want to become her friend. She is a wide eyed pixie who is happiest when she can play with other children. She can run after her friends and call out their names. Juni was born with a heart condition and underwent a right Glenn operation and PDA closure in July 2014. Juni entered her SWI when she was approximately 9 months old.
Juni’s October 2014 reports share, “After admission, the baby has been living in our institute; we regularly give the baby physical examinations; due to complex CHD, the baby is not advised to take vaccinations. On Jun. 27, 2014, UCG: S.D.L / functional single atrium / VSD / pulmonary stenosis /PDA/ Tricuspid dysplasia / small right ventricular chamber. After surgery, the baby’s condition was good and has been taking medicine according to doctor’s advice; doctor’s advice: second surgery at 4 years old.
Physical development: normal mental development; likes to talk to acquaintances; can turn head when being called and look for sound’s source; likes colorful toys; happy playing with children.
Mental development: likes outdoor activity; often taken by caretaker to go for a walk; will be excited and look around outside; can look for sound’s source; can visually follow sound or voice; can make the sound of AH when being happy; can turn head when being called; can laugh happily; likes colorful toy; likes to watch TV and listen to music; attentive; can run, call names of people and animals, count numbers, move chair for adults; polite.
The baby is a quiet, healthy and adorable little girl; now: height 82cm, weight 9.3kg, head circumference 45cm, chest circumference 48cm.”