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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.”
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 curiosity! Video taken in March 2015 shows him delighting in his time at the park. He did have the TV remote in his hand so apparently this means a lot to him.
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 cheerful and enthusiastic. At home, he likes to play with his sister. He is the more powerful of the two and he will not share his favorite toy with others. (The remote perhaps?) His mother taught him to learn clapping movements. He will pick up two to three simple building blocks, often by himself. He likes playing with toys, sometimes pulling a toy car to play, he also likes to play. He loves to hug someone, who likes to be hugged by him. As he is more dependent on his mother he does not want others to take the mother’s love points. He will bounce on the mattress when happy.
Banyan is frankly, adorable and lots of fun.
BRAYLIN, male, DOB 6/2010 SN microtia or the left ear (partnership file, SF designation)
Bravo for Braylin! He is all kinds of ready to take on the world around him. He is developmentally on target with his peers. He is always ready for fun and makes a great play partner. Watch him at play with his little friends. He is all about being part of the tiny town.
Braylin is in an orphanage that has a partnership with Children’s House International. He was admitted to his SWI when he was estimated to be one month old. He has been part of the orphanage community since that time.
His reports share:
Primary diagnosis: deformity of left ear. He took PE on Aug.29,2014 which shows: deformity of left ear, no abnormal findings of rest items. Currently, he has regular diet and sleep, has good appetite. He can imitate to draw a cross, circle and squares. He knows big and small and can wash his hands. His mental development is same as other kids of his age.
Personality, hobbies and social ability: He is extroverted, active and bright. He likes to clap his hands or act silly with music. He is curious and gives positive responses to things around him. He would cry or stop talking when throwing a temper. if the staff explains or encourages him, he would be happy. He can express his desires with complete sentences, has no difficulty in communication with other kids, is polite to strangers, and is willing to smile to strangers. Sep.29,2014
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, DOB 03/2013; Phimosis, Umbilical Hernia, Hypospadius, Post Operative Anal Atresia (partnership file)
Look at little Brunswix go! He is an adorable little guy who is on track developmentally. This little guy is not even two and has already undergone surgical correction for one of his needs. This little boy will need some follow up surgeries after he joins a family, but most of his needs are entirely manageable and all are non cognitive.
CEDRIX, born Oct. 2008, Deaf (partnership file)
Cedrix is handsome, smart and lovely. He was abandoned at about 3 years in age and now lives in a foster family. Although he can not speak, he can express his needs. If he wants to eat something, he will pull mom to pick it. Cedrix manages all of his own self care needs and likes to keep his toys and clothing tidy. If his clothes are dirty, he will ask to change. If his socks are dirty, he can put them off and wash them himself. He can understand simple sign language. He can help young kids to put on and off clothes. He likes playing toy blocks with young kids and writing. He can use the spoon or chopsticks to eat. Cedrix favorite foods are meat and egg.
CHANNING, female, DOB 8/1/2005 SN PKU and epilepsia
Channing is a 9-year-old girl lives with foster parents and 2 younger brothers and an older sister. She is the liveliest child in the foster family; always active, and likes to hang out with people — no matter kids or adults; she likes to be surrounded by people and likes to get attention.
She was sent to the orphanage at age of 1. She suffered from seizures at the time, but since the age of 4, she very seldom has a seizure. Just two days before our visit with her she had a little seizure that lasted one to two minutes. Her previous seizure before this last one was two years ago. She is taking valproate sodium regularly. Video of the April 2015 visit is at the following link.
Channing needs a family who is comfortable with a high energy child who is limited in expressing what her intentions are. Her foster mother said that she loves music and dancing. She also shows particular interest in caring for people, especially if someone in the family is in pain or is sick. More information about PKU can be found here:http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/phenylketonuria/basics/definition/CON-20026275
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.
COMSTOX, male, DOB 4/2013 SN weakness if right hand/arm, brain scan difference (CHI partnership file, special focus designation)
Comstox seems not to have HOOP DREAMS. He has GOALS! From his video he keeps trying to show, “Have ball, will kick it” as opposed to dribbling it, unless that ball has a handle. Comstox can toddle down the hallway with a pink punching ball and let his squeaky shoes give heed he is ON HIS WAY! This video was taken on 3/23/2015.
Comstox has decreased muscle strength of right upper limb. He also has a difference in his brain scan. He appears to be developing with his peers.
Dominix, born Dec. 2007, blind (partnership file)
Dominix was found abandoned when he was about 3 years old. He is congenitally blind but is an independent, bright and smart boy. He lives in foster care and is learning self care needs.
He likes playing with kids, can get along well with other kids, likes jumping, likes playing toys and toy blocks, likes music, can wave his arms and nod along the rhythm, also likes swing and sitting on the rocking chair.
He has been living in the institute for years, no one admitted him. We submitted his foreign documents considering his future life and happiness, we hope he will have a warm family.
Drexler, born Sept. 2006, Deaf, VSD, CHD (partnership file)
Drexler was found abandoned when he was two years old. He is deaf in both ears. He is smart and lovely. Now he is studying in the preschool class in Xi’an City Blind and Dumb School from Monday to Friday, back to institute in the weekend. He has good grades in the school, can respect teacher, can get along well with classmates. Teachers and classmates like him.
He has good self-management and is a helpful boy.
He can not hear and speak, but he has good memory and observation. He can understand the facial expression, he knows what is right or wrong.
He can get along well with other children. He can eat well, does not pick at food, likes rice and noodles, also likes vegetables and fruits.
He is smart and ready to smile. We hope he would be adopted soon, have a happy family with loving dad and mom, and grow up healthily.
Essex, born Nov. 2012 postoperative hydrocephalus; left indirect inguinal hernia; low muscular tension (partnership file)
Essex was found abandoned when he was about a year old. He is postoperative hydrocephalus, left indirect inguinal hernia and low muscular tension. Essex is living in Baobao class in the institute. When the nurturer saw him at the first time, he was over one year old. Under excellent care by grandmother and nurturer he has big head and smart eyes.
He can lie under the toy shelf, can hold the rattle to play, can sit for a while against object, can turn over on the mat, can pass the toy to other kid, can turn back if calling his name and smile at the nurturer. He likes going outdoor. He is very happy if the nurturer says to go down stairs in the sun.
He will cry if hungry, can hold the milk bottle to drink milk. Now he can eat, can have porridge and biscuits. He likes bathing, will be happy to take a bath.
We hope he would be adopted soon, have a happy family with loving dad and mom, and grow up healthily.
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.
EWING, male, DOB 8/2008 SN facial and hand differences due to Apert’s Syndrome
Ewing is a boy who needs a family to look inside his eyes and see the beauty of his soul! What a treasure this boy is at 7 years old! During a recent visit of our CHI team to his orphanage, he ran up and greeted the team with a hearty good morning He was so excited to see us! Later in the day, we watched a special activity led by an NGO that works with the orphanage while he painted Easter Eggs, he was so proud of them, and smiled broadly at each compliment he received. He is so open and eager to connect with people, clearly an extrovert. The NGO’s social worker told our team, “this boy is so bright, he has no issues with his mental capacity, but many think he must be delayed because of his physical appearance. Nothing holds him back; he tries everything with a happy heart!” Video of the April 2015 visit is at the link below.
He goes to school in a local kindergarten. He lives in a foster home on the grounds of the orphanage with three other children. His foster mother said that Ewing is very outgoing, but he changes his friends often because kids sometimes make fun of him because they think he looks different. But, that doesn’t stop him making new friends! He keeps on trying. He loves to tell jokes, laughs easily and would bring adventure…if not a bit of mischief to a family! He is friendly and once mom asks him for help, he will hop up and do it immediately. He can take care of himself all his hygiene and dressing needs. He engages in simple conversation with people. The foster mother said she always takes great care to ensure he doesn’t fall down.
Ewing was sponsored for surgery in Singapore when he was younger and there is a great deal of information about his surgery and recovery for families to review.
Our CHI Team leader who visits his orphanage regularly said this, “This boy is SO adoptable! He is ready for a family to embrace his immeasurable value as a human being! He fills my heart with hope when I encounter him, he is so ready to dive into a family who will love him and give him the confidence that only belonging can, so he can truly open up and experience the world. Where is his family?”
FIELDING, male, DOB 3/2009 SN cerebral palsy, significant developmental delay
Fielding is as gentle and loving as a child can be. He was met in March 2015 by members of the Children’s House International China team where he touched them all. This was their report.
“Fielding, was a surprise to our CHI team when we met he and his foster mother at the orphanage. A first, he was a bit shy, and held back a bit when we spoke with him. But we were all delighted to see his handsome eyes and beautiful smile more and more as our time wore on. Fielding has been fostered by the same family since the age of 1. With many independent living skills he learns more slowly, but he continues to achieve the goals when given the time to practice. His foster mother emphasized that when she is calm and peaceful in her instruction of him, that he is very willing to learn. She encourages him often and uses patience in his instruction. He likes to go for a walk after breakfast and he will remind the mother to take the keys and her cell phone before they leave the house. He also is quick to remind his foster father to give some oxygen to the fish in the family’s aquarium. After a refreshing walk, they go home for lunch. He will play quietly with his favorite cars when his foster mother is cooking, and if he wants to use bathroom, he walk to his mom and ask for help. When lunch is ready, he can use his spoon to feed himself without help.
Fielding’s foster mother shared, “He is a very special boy, he focuses on detail and is very good at observation. He is polite, generous, and sensitive and can easily steal people’s hearts by looking at their face with his lovely eyes. He likes to touch your hair gently, hug you or share good things with you to show his love. He is a thoughtful and obedient child. Once, I was sick and I was vomiting, and he patted me on my back gently and then sat beside my bed to help me feel better and to express his love.” It is evident that he has been loved and cared for, and that he has shared many precious things with his foster parents, who hope that he will have a loving, forever family of his own!”
GIDGET, female, DOB 5/23/2006 SN post-operative cleft lip and CHD, cleft palate, height less than standard
Creative, artistic, fun and focused Gidget attends her neighborhood primary school where she does well in her first grade class. She enjoys coming back to the institute and teaching the younger children all the things that she learned in school that day. . She is a girl ready for all the world has to offer her. She entered the SWI as a newborn and is noted to have had surgery for CHD and her cleft lip. There are no reports on her file describing the type of heart surgery she had or when it was completed.
Gidget’s reports share:
Presently she is 20.6kg in weight, 113.8cm in height, 50.5cm in head size and 58 in chest size, has 24 teeth, physical development delayed(height not reach the standard), postoperative CHD, cleft lip.
Her ability to adapt the environment is strong and she is able to get along well with other children; sometimes she has been in trouble with other children, she can be obedient to the caretaker aunt’s advice and stops it on time. She is fairly extroverted, active and restless, is very curious about everything which she sees and always wants to touch the things which she has never seen with hands; she has great curiosity to ask all sorts of questions and is fond of imitating; her language and thinking have improved further; she goes to class with other children and likes to sing and dance; she likes to put away the toys and often help the teacher in the kindergarten to do something what she can do; she likes to build and create all kinds of thing using the blocks and can insist on finishing and has responsibilities. Now she is studying in the primary school, which makes other children envy. In the school, she can listen to the class, and is happy to help others, is a good student; she often teaches the knowledge, dances and music learnt in the school to the young brothers and sisters in the institute after she is back; she always gets good grades and makes a good example for the young brothers and sisters.
Living habit, personality and hobbies: She has group life in the institute, has regular life and normal daily routine.
Personalities: Be fairly extroverted, get along well with others, be active and be good at observing.
Date: Aug.7 2014
GRACELAN, female, DOB 2/2012 SN post-operative repair of CHD, hexadactyly of right hand
Partnership file, Special Focus designation so all families are eligible to review her file.
Gracelan is very much adored by her teachers and classmates at the Believe in Me School sponsored by Love Without Boundaries at her orphanage. She soaks up the happy atmosphere and contributes to it. All who meet her seem to quickly become fond of this little girl. She is a bit shy but has many friends. Gracelan had heart surgery in March 2014 and has recovered well. She may require further cardiac surgery as she grows. She also has a double thumb on her right hand. She entered her SWI when she was approximately 3 months old.
Watch as Gracelan shows you some of the many things that she can do!
Gracelan’s reports from March 2015 share, “Now: height 83.6cm, weight 11.3kg, head circumference 47cm, chest circumference 52cm; introverted, shy, docile; can run and jump freely; 6 fingers of right hand, flexible fingers; can speak short sentences with 3-5 words; can actively greet to people; can understand adult’s meaning; attentive at class in kindergarten; can actively help the teacher with things she is capable of doing; diligent; good personal hygiene; like to stack blocks and play rubber ball; can dance with music; get along well with peers; know to share and give.
On Jan. 29, 2015, the baby received a physical exam at the local University Second Hospital; normal physical condition and results of tests except for postoperative repair of CHD.”
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.
JENNING, Male, DOB 4/2004 SN post-operative CHI, hyperdactyly of hands and feet
Jenning has needed surgeries for his heart and his legs but he is healthy and seldom catches any illness; even colds are rare with this hearty boy! His foster mother told us that he has an allergy to dust. He likes to eat noodles, and he especially likes spicy food, but is very unique in that he doesn’t really like rice. His favorite fruits are watermelon, pineapple. He has two lower teeth that never came in, so he would wildly benefit from the dental advancements in the west that could give him a full and confident smile!
Children’s House International (CHI) staff met him in March 2015 where the following video was taken:
When the CHI team observed him playing with the other kids at the orphanage, he was very outgoing and willing to help the younger ones. He was eager to get people’s attention and showed a bit of a sensitive side. His foster mother said he feels a little nervous when he visits the orphanage because he doesn’t like where he comes from and doesn’t want others to know, especially those at school. He wants to be just like the other kids, and he feels pained that he is not. After the surgeries that at long last enabled him to walk, his confidence level grew greatly. He can take care of himself, manages his own hygiene and has good life skills for his age. He likes to solve problem on his own, but if he can’t solve the problem with his own efforts, he will look for help.
He feels fulfilled when he helps others, gets good grades in school, or does things well. He likes to play Gobang, soccer, and video games. He enjoys watching cartoons and documentaries about nature. He is adaptive but scared of all kinds of insects especially spiders. He loves cute animals like dogs, cats, and rabbits. His foster mother thinks that because he has endured so much, and has been so successful, that Gao Jishan will adapt well in a new environment. He always has bright hope for the future.
JINESSA, female, DOB: 7/2006). CHD Increase of pulmonary forward flow (congenital mild stenosis), widening of MPA branches (mild mitral and tricuspid regurgitation); spina bifida occulta (no surgery has been required); Hepatitis B carrier
“Ollie Ollie Oxen Free!” Hide and Seek is Jinessa’s favorite game. Now it’s time for her family to seek and find her. Jinessa is a bright and extroverted, friendly and active. Her development is normal and neither her CHD nor her spina bifida inhibit her ability to participate in all the activities adored by an 8 year old girl. She attends the public school along with other children her age in the neighborhood. She was asked if she would like to be adopted by foreign parents and live abroad like other kids and she happily answered, “Yes!”. Her orphanage says that due to her CHD diagnosis it is difficult for her to be adopted domestically. Jinessa was found as a newborn.
Her reports share:
Her physical development is similar to children of her age, she was found to have spina bifida occulta and CHD(PDA) in her physical exam. Because of her age and her conditions were not severe, doctors advised her not have surgery.
Currently, Jinessa is 121 cm in height, 53 cm in head size, 60 cm in chest size, 24kg in weight, 19.5kg in feet length, and has 24 teeth. She goes to first grade of the public primary school in the neighborhood.
Motor development and adapt ability: she participates in PE with her classmates, she can draw, distinguish various colors, has sense of direction, can do addition and subtraction within 20.
Language and social development: she can express her desires clearly, she can fold up her quilt, take on and off clothes, and tie shoelaces without help. She can tell male and female, say her name and other kids’ name, and likes to help other kids. She gets along well with other kids, likes imitating adults, active, restless, bright and extrovert, likes watching cartoon movies.
Personality: active, restless, likes singing and dancing, has a ready smile, sometimes throws some temper. She thinks the institute is a big family, that it is her home and the place she grows up, everyone treats her kindly and lovingly.
General evaluation: normal mental development.
Dated August 7, 2014
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.”
KIPLING, male, DOB 5/2011 SN recessive cleft lip, brain scan difference, undescended testicle
Kipling was visited in March 2015 by the Children’s House International (CHI) team that is actually living in his city! The orphanage and CHI have entered into a new partnership and Kipling was able to have a meeting with the team. He was there with his foster family as well. Kipling has lots of energy and seemed to very much enjoy being in the spotlight. This is part of the exuberant exchange between the team and Kipling.
“Our CHI team was sitting a room at the orphanage awaiting Kipling, when JOY in a 4 year old body showed up! Kipling has been fostered since he was 4 months old. He is a laughing, smiling, singing, dancing bundle of loveable boy! He came in to the room, greeted us warmly with a smile and a giggle, then set to work playing with blocks. When our CHI team spoke with him to ask him questions, he would tread excitedly in one place, his little feet coming up and down in such joy that it was apparent he could hardly contain it!
His file makes no mention of it, but Kipling has low vision. He would pick up the toys and hold them closely so that he could see them. He was happy playing and liked to throw things on the floor to make noise, or push the car and hear the sound of the wheels rushing through the air. He likes all kinds of sounds. One of the staff of the orphanage played a very popular Chinese pop song, “You are my little apple” and Kipling was thrilled. He danced and sang the words of the song, missing very few. When cued by his foster mom he would shake his backside, and put his hands up in the air waiving them around in glee. He has two little cute dimples. He loves music. When he was done performing we giggled and said, “Okay?” Our laughter only encouraged more dancing, singing and laughter. Our CHI team was smitten.”