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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?
ASSENZIO, male, DOB 12/2013 SN albinism, vision impairment
CHI Partnership file, Special Focus Designation
ASSENZIO intently attends to his environment. He wants to know all the things that are happening around him. Unlike most of the children in his baby room that calls out “mom” to get the attention of his caregivers, he prefers to call out “dad”! Imagine if he had his own daddy that would come when he called?!
The Children’s House International China Team was able to meet Assenzio in May 2015. He was curious about the team and kept close to his caregiver’s but as long as he felt safe, he was willing to toddle around them. Assenzio’s vision is affected by bright lights which is common with albinism. He prefers when it gets dark and when it does he loves to explore. He needs some stylin’ sunglasses for daytime.
Assenzio’s caregivers are hopeful that he can be adopted. There shared the following about him in his reports: “He is docile, would listen quietly; could smile very adorable. 9m: could stand alone for a while; could look for toys and crawl around; liked the rocking chair the most. 12m: could stand straightly with support. 14m: could walk with hands being held; could walk alone with support.
In Jun. 2015, when the baby was 1.5 years old, the baby could walk freely with support, and look for things he liked. He can smile at people; likes to cling to caregivers and observe their clothes and hair; He will giggle when being teased; very adorable. Under considerate care and guidance, the baby has learned more and more skills such as clapping hands and calling out “dad”.
BECKHAM, male, DOB 6/2014 SN post-operative spinal meningocele
Baby Beckham very recently celebrated his very first birthday. He is ready for the gift of family. It is hoped that he will be able to celebrate his second birthday with his little face chin deep in party cake frosting. Beckham had surgery to remove his meningocele in September 2014. He recovered well and is now learning how to sit independently. It is not yet clear how strong his legs will become as he is still very young but he is able to move them freely. Video taken in June 2015 will show his legs movement.
Beckham’s caregivers describe him as ”He can grow like other children of his age, knows his name, can smile, can hold toys, can visually follows others, likes to be accompanied with a caregiver, clever and lovely. After his operation the child recovered well. Physical state: good development, but deformed lower limbs.”
BONNIE BLU, female, DOB 1/2013 SN arthrogryposis multiplex congenital (AMC)
Bonnie Blu is as enchanting as enchanting can be. Her video came in this week and will quickly endear her to you as well.
Her caregivers adore her and share this: She is a favorite girl, no crying when she doesn’t feel hungry and thirsty. Bonnie Blu has white skin, soft hair, two bubbly and bright eyes, small nose and a small cherry mouth on her round duck egg fat face. She giggles with a loud voice, so that people can’t help to kiss her.
Bonnie Blu is a very clever girl. Even though she has body disability, her language expression is better than same aged children. Every day when seeing children in baby class, we always hear her call out, “Sister Yue, Sister Li” with young voice; after attracting our attention, she will stretch her arms and want to be held. When I ask her “Do you eat full?” she will point her small stomach saying “full”, like a lovely doll.
Bonnie Blu still has a temper tantrum. If the teacher of baby class holds other children, she will show an unhappy expression and make a babble sound from her mouth. With that angry eyesight staring at you, she will continue until she is held by teacher successfully, then she feels satisfied and happy smile. This also shows Bonnie Blu is attached to a mother and needs safety. I think she is very eager to be loved and pay attention in her deep inner heart and we hope she can find parents and feels warmer and love in normal family.”
BRIENZA, female, DOB 11/2010 SN delayed development, particularly in language, brain scan difference??
CHI Partnership file, Special Focus Designation
Brienza adores candy. Perhaps she likes it so much because it is as sweet as she is. Her caregivers describe her as sweet and this was the first thing the Children’s House International China Team noted when they met her in May 2015. Brienza also delights in moving her body as in dancing or gymnastic type activities. She is said to have a “sunshine smile” and it is clear to see that she does.
Brienza’s medical is said to conclude that she has “splenium dysplasia of callosum” but there is no brain scan or any other testing in the file to explain this diagnosis in more detail. Additional clarification has been requested. Brienza was admitted to her orphanage when she was about 3 months old. No birth records or family history is known.
Brienza’s caregivers were eager to share, “At the age of 6 months, when lying on stomach the child can raise up head; at the age of 9 months, the child can sit alone for a while; at the age of 14 months, the child can stand alone for a while, the child can get toys out from the drawer; at the age of 16 months, the child can stand straight with holding something; at the age of 20 months, when holding hands of adults, can imitate adults to act; at the age of 24 months, the child can walk alone.
With growing, the child began to receive special education in special zone. Under the patient teaching and direction of teachers, the child made development day by day. When the child began to babble, if you understand her meaning clearly, she will respond you with a sweat smile, she can raise up hands, and ask cuddle from you. Every time when you meet her, you will find that she has sunshine smile.
After she can walk steadily, she follows other children to go upstairs. She can hold the railing to walk upstairs by leaning to the right side. At the beginning, the child walks slowly, but she enjoys this progress, she can go upstairs and downstairs, she practice again and again.
The child is sensitive to music, she can shake her body with music, when listening to music the child is happy, she can listen to the music quietly until the music stops. If there is some music she does not like, she will leave at once. Now the child can do finger songs, she can recite simple poems.
The child is good at sports, although the child is young, her physical condition is good, for most actions once she sees she can do, and she can imitate to do. Such as: rolling over, at the beginning she can only do one, then slowly she can roll for several times, she can get the clapping; when praised she will praise herself as well.
The child is sensible, she can help teachers to pick up the rubbish on the ground, put toys in order, when you say thanks to her, she will respond you with a sweet smile. “
Video of the May 2015 visit can be found at this link:
BRUNSWIX, male, DOB 3/2013 SN post-operative anal atresia
Let Brunswix giggle his way into your heart September 2015
Meet Brunswix!! May 2015
Brunswix scores a cookie, Summer 2015
Brunswix shares his water bottle Summer 2015
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 will be done for him in China. It is possible he will need further surgery after adoption and families need to be prepared for that possibility. Research into anal atresia can be started here:
The Children’s House International (CHI) China Team met Brunswix on May 10, 2015. He would peek around at them and then go on his way. He is a lovely little chap!!
For more information on adopting Brunswix, please contact CHI China Specialist Nina Thompson at: firstname.lastname@example.org
CAMDAN, male, DOB 8/2013 SN post-operative CHD, cleft lip (perhaps palate as well)
THIS. CHILD. This child truly needs advocacy. Camdan sorely needs help as he struggles to grow. He was born with Tetrology of Fallot which was surgically repaired in November 2013. . It is also unclear if he has only a cleft lip or a cleft lip and palate but it is possible that he struggles to get the proper nutrition he needs with his cleft issues. He seems to have a weak immunity and often catch the illnesses that go around. He is in a rural foster home and his access to medical care is not clear. The following is video of wee Camdan at his home. Please watch him, cheer for him, advocate for him, and worry for him.
There are things we don’t know for sure with Camdan’s health but we do know that he is a fighter and is working really hard to keep up. He needs to get HOME.
CATHERINE, female, DOB 9/2009 SN congenital hip joint dislocation of right side, mental retardation (mild to moderate)
Catherine was found standing alone with her schoolbag at the gate of her SWI in September 2014. She was estimated to be 5 years old at the time. Imagine how scary this has been making this transition! She has been brave trying to adjust to her life in the institution. Life for her before the orphanage is unknown and what she was able to learn and experience before the institution, is also not known.
Catherine now attends a special education class and she has made great progress in academics and life skills. She has had a brain scan which showed no abnormalities. Her file contains the results of an IQ test but the name of the test, the administrators of the test, etc., are not included. It should be noted that this test was administered only 4 months after her traumatic abandonment and entrance to her orphanage. Video has been requested but has not yet been received.
Catherine’s caregivers have shared the following in her file, “Under the guidance of special education teachers, she has made great progress on self-managing ability. First, she would tell teachers if she wants to go to toilet, could go to toilet without help, could take on and off shoes and clothes, could take on shoes under help of caretaker, could feed herself. Second, she has made progress on life habits, she would collect toys or books after using and put them back, lay out chair after having meals or dessert. Currently, she knows some daily goods, could correspond pictures with objects such as basketball, car, clothes, fruits, animals. In terms of language, she could do daily communications, express her needs in simple language. In terms of motor skills, she could walk slow, falls down when walk fast or run, could go upstairs and downstairs without help, could ride swing car, build blocks without help, draw some lines. In terms of emotion, she could interact with teachers and other kids, fond of games such as clapping hands, singing songs.
Catherine is smart, cute and active, has dimples when smile, gets along well with other kids, willing to share food and toys with other kids, willing to do something within her power. She has oval face, small eyes, energetic, good in response, has good physical quality, seldom gets sick, she is an obedient and cute girl at home. Dated March 2015”
CHANTILLY, female, DOB 6/2007 SN scolios, inversion of left foot due to scoliosis
It’s Chantilly’s turn. It is her time to find a family. She has waited long enough. Chantilly needs a video to help others see her beyond words and medical terms. Children’s House International is waiting for video but in the meantime, let’s talk about this dainty sprite who loves music and playing with her dear friends.
Chantilly is described by her caregivers with the following, “She can take off their clothes and pants, can do button, can understand adult language. When she was 5 years old she left our institution to send her to foster care and arranged for her to learn in preschool. Now she is 7 years old, will walk alone, can trot (but not completely stable), she will feed himself, and toilet herself.
Chantilly has a quiet personality, likes listening to music. Now she is 7 years old, attending preschool. In the special education teacher’s teachings, her daily conversation has improved their ability to work with adults, use simple daily communication, and can perform some simple instructions. She can understand daily life language, would say common animal pictures (rooster, dog, cat, frog), fruits picture (apples, bananas, watermelons, pears) and daily necessities picture (towels, cups, bowls, toothbrush).
She likes to play with kids toys, building blocks, play games, and small partners to play with her very happy! She also likes to go outdoors, in the morning and the kids do morning exercises in the sun, exercise, fresh air is really very happy!”
CHELZEY, female, DOB 12/2011 SN paralysis of arms, knee joint difference
This. Child. Chelzey moved the Children’s House International China Team to tears when they met with her in May 2015. She has endless potential if she can find her a family in the US. RESILIENT, BRILLIANT, SPARKLING PERSONALITY. Surely there is a family for her? Her future in China will consist of living the remainder of her life in a Social Welfare Institute. She will never have the opportunity to be a fraction of the person she could be with a family. The world should mourn the loss of the impact she could have on it if she does not have a chance to participate in it.
Chelzey was thrilled to think that the video we were taking might help her. She eagerly asked, “Will my Mama see this?! Please show my Mama!” Everything is being done to find Chelzey’s mama so she can see her and recognize her as a missing member of their family.
Chelzey is in a wheelchair because she cannot use her arms. This throws her off balance and she has a difficult time walking. She has received physical and occupational therapy in her orphanage to help her use her feet. The video that Chelzey so hopes her Mama will see is found at the following link.
To review Chelzey’s full file, please contact our CHI China Specialist Nina Thompson at: email@example.com
“The child has a ready smile, the child is active and restless, once teachers or caretaker mothers passing them by, she can say hello with them happily. In lane we can listen to her happy laughter, and the child became optimistic, and the child became more and more active. “
CLINTON, male, DOB 4/2007 SN post-operative hypospadias, hernia repair
Clinton wants to be a horseman. He wishes to ride fast and freely on horseback. However, he is scared of cows, and wishes not to be near them, so being a full cowboy might be out. Clinton was met by the Children’s House International China team in May 2015. He was outgoing, personable and quite expressive. He felt most comfortable with his friends. He surely loves his comrade’s and they him. The boys have grown up with each other in the orphanage and attend the public school together. Video of them can be found here.
Interestingly, Clinton really, truly enjoys doing physical labor type activities. Give him a mop and he is all over his classroom floor making it shine. He is developing and learning at the same pace as his school peers. Clinton is an all-around awesome, typical and entertaining boy.
Clinton’s caregivers share this about him, “He can take care of himself, and every evening the child can clean and wash his socks, the child can wash clothes, the child has the same intelligence development, language development and motor ability development as normal children.
He is extrovert, outgoing, warm-hearted, ready to help others, fond of making friends, can get along well with other classmates, adapts to new environments well, when others need his help, he will be the first one to help him, he is ready to share, and he likes to share his toys with others.
Now the child is studying in class 2, grade 2 in No.4 Experimental Primary School of our city, he can get along with his classmates, and to his classmates he is kind-hearted, kind, active, and to teachers he is obedient, ready to help other children love of labor, love sports, and he performs actively in the PE class, and the child performs excellent in running and rope-jumping, likes Chinese and math, and he usually gets the praise of teachers.”
DALTON, male, DOB 4/2008 SN post-operative cleft lip/palate, post-operative undescended testicle.
Dalton’s cat is patient and tolerant of a buoyant little boy’s juggling and kissing. Kudos to the good kitty. As is evident in the video, Dalton is playful, cheerful and outgoing for the camera.
Dalton is described as being “smart, active and docile; close to the caretaker and friendly to children in the same class”. He has started his first year at school. In 2011 he had surgery to repair his cleft lip/palate as well as an undescended testicle. Recovery has reportedly been good.
“In 2009, Dalton was sent to a foster family for better care. In this warm family, the child received love that he has longed for so long from mother and father. The family has provided good environment for his healthy growth. He gets used to this family soon; his mental development is a little poorer than children of his age; has self-care ability; needs other’s assistance when putting on clothes and washing up; poor language expression ability; likes to play games; likes to play ball and toy car; he enjoys his childhood just like other children. Now he goes to kindergarten near his foster family; he gets along well with other children in the kindergarten; the teacher in the kindergarten likes him very much and the foster family also likes him very much.”
DICKENZ, male, DOB 6/2014 SN post-operative complex CHD (Tetralogy of Fallot)
The CHI team got to meet him in May 2015 and “cute as the DICKENZ” is exactly right! Dickenz has been busy learning how to scoot around and video was taken in the summer of 2015 watching him “go baby, go!”
Dickenz has CHD (Tetralogy of Fallot) and had surgery in April in China. His surgery was not done in his city and the surgical reports are not in his file. CHI is trying to receive these reports. Dickenz has started to eat solid foods and seems to especially like steamed breads and buns but is eager to try new foods. He is starting to say words and find that grabbing toys, even from other children, can be exciting and rewarding.
Dickenz is described by his caregivers in the following, “He is extroverted, active, and with good mental condition, he reacts quickly to fresh things.
He is an abandoned male baby, so his mental development is lower than his peers, he can sit alone, and he can stand with the support of his arms. He can crawl, and he can find the source of sound when his name is called. He will smile to respond, he can grab toys with other children.”
DORA LIN, female, DOB 4/2006 SN Down Syndrome
Dora Lin 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 one be so lucky to see that friendly gesture! She also has affection for pretty things. Dora Lin has a spirit and smile full of sunshine. The CHI China Team met her in May 2015 and video in the following link was taken then.
Her SWI is in a One to One partnership with Children’s House International and Dora Lin is part of the 2015 Winter Family Camp in Linyi, China, this November.
Dora Lin has good self-manage ability and can care for her daily needs independently. She attends a Special Education school in her city which is not part of her orphanage. She is reported to participate well with her classmates.
Dora Lin’s caregivers share, “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.”
More about Down Syndrome can learned at: http://www.ndss.org/Down-Syndrome/Down-Syndrome-Facts/
ESME, female, DOB 9/2013 SN delayed development
Esme has an utterly endearing little giggle when her caregivers play with her. She is drawn to bright colored toy and bells. She will reach for them and is able to grasp them and play. She likes to babble while she is playing. She appears to interact with her environment. She is behind in her development and at 12 months old she was reported to be struggling to sit on her own and still could not stand. New video from of her at 23 months old shows that she can sit independently and crawl. She is not yet walking on her own. When cuddled by caretakers, who sing for her, she will be very happy.
Little Esme has a delicate constitution and seems to catch colds and suffer respiratory infections easier to other children in her same environment. She has a poor appetite which likely makes it harder for her to get proper nutrition as well. Video of Esme taken on 9/11/2015 can be found at this link:
Esme was admitted to her orphanage when she was approximately 5 months old. No history of her life before admission to the orphanage is known.
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”
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.
KODIAX, male, DOB 7/2013 SN post-operative constrictive band syndrome of right leg, Hepatitis B virus natural exposure
CHI Partnership file, Special Focus Designation
Kodiax is such a fitting name for this little bear cub of a boy. He just had his 2nd birthday and still has lots and lots of toddler growing yet to do. He was born with a banding constriction of his lower right leg. In June 2014 he had surgery to release the band. “The baby underwent the resection right leg constrictive band. His conditions became stable. The wound healed well after dressing change. The blood circulation of right leg was normal. The right lower limb moved freely. Then, the baby was discharged from the hospital”
Kodiax’s reports are from October 2014 and current information and video have been requested. His caregivers share in his reports, “He is smart and cute. On Sep 24 2013 he was fostered in the loving family and he was loved by the foster family.
Now he can call dad, can speak “bye bye”, occasionally can call mom. He is interested with fresh things, can play toys, likes pulling quilts, sometimes can touch younger kid’s eyes, and also can touch young kid’s lips.
He can crawl, likes crawling in the room, can crawl to the bathroom, can crawl to the balcony. Also he can walk with holding the sofa, can crawl up to the sofa and then get off. He likes plush toys, can stop crying if giving a plush toy. He likes music, can wave his body along the rhythm.
He has sound sleep and diet, does not pick at the food, needs help feeding, and can have dinner well.
We hope he will be adopted soon, and have a happy family.”
Kodiax’s Chinese file states he is Hep B positive which seems to be partly correct. He does have positive antibodies but this means he was naturally exposed, not that he is a carrier of Hepatitis B. A link is posted here to help interpret the results you will see in hi file.