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AIYANNA, female, DOB 2/2011 SN congenital heart disease (CHD), delayed development
Aiyanna was assigned to Children’s House International during the Thanksgiving holiday. In that honor we have given her a Native American name that means Eternal Blossom. We can not wait to help her into a family where she can begin the really blossom and keep on blooming. She is now under the care of an orphanage in the capital city of her country but as she was found on a train coming into the city, she is likely from an outer city. Aiyanna has likely had her surgery since the report was written. CHI is waiting for confirmation. It is unclear what is causing her motor delays as there is no MRI or brain related testing in her file. It is common for children with heart disease to be delayed. All their energy must go in to surviving.
Aiyanna’s reports share:
Physical exam results of the child at present: CHD and delayed motor development. Now she has been in the institute for almost 1 year and 3 months with the age of 2 years and 3months. Her CHD operation is arranging. She is fairly extroverted, has bright eyes and graceful eyebrows, she will look around the surroundings with her eyes, and she is very lovely. Because she suffers from CHD, and her grow development gets some effect, now she can stand for a moment with holding the railing. In language she is delayed with other children of her age, she can understand the simple orders of aunts, she can only pronounce ma yi chi etc such single tone words.
In normal times she likes listening to music, when she listens happily she can shake her body with music, she is very lovely. She also likes stuffed toy, if we put soft toys on her face, she will have happy smile. She has very strong curiosity, she likes keep colorful toys in hands and she will have a look, but her favorite is being cuddled by aunts and play games with other children, every time when playing she will dance with joy, and she does not want to stop, but she is sensible, when aunts cuddle other children she will not cry, and she will look at aunts, and she is happy to play with other children. Because she suffers from CHD, when eating she can not eat too full, aunts will feed and care her patiently every day, this is to get her to grow stronger, and get well preparations for operation.
Aiyanna has a routine life. She gets up at 6:00 and goes to bed at 20:00. She naps for 2 hours at noon every day, she can eat all kinds of food, but she needs the food should be soft, she has moderate food volume, good appetite, favorite: sweet food and snacks. She can go to sleep alone and soundly without other bad sleeping habits. She has been vaccinated all of the vaccines according to normal immunization program.
Sealed by: Children’s Welfare Institute
APONI “PoPo”, female, 3/2012 SN post operative spina bifida, hydrocephalus, lower limb paralysis
Aponi was assigned to Chidren’s House International during the Thanksgiving holiday. In that honor she has been given a Native American name that means “butterfly”. Some children really need the chance to become butterflies in spirit, even if their bodies don’t allow that freedom. For sweetness sake, we will call her Popo.
Popo was born with a spinal myelomeningocele that ruptured. It is remarkable that she lived through that which says so much about her ability to fight. Not only is she spunky, she is also sparkly. She has a cheerful and outgoing personality. She will likely never walk on her own legs but that doesn’t have to keep her from embracing life with gusto. Popo entered the SWI as a newborn.
Popo’s reports share:
Popo has black hair, fair skin, a round face like an apple, small and black eyes with single-fold eyelid, low nose, small mouth, and has a ready smile. She can raise her head with arms supported against the floor, can reach toys beside her, grasp ring toys with sound and shake them, giggles when hears rattle sound, tear a paper fast. She has no feelings of her lower limbs, soft of her body. She has consciousness to turn over, can turn over under help, seeing toys she likes, she would support by her arms, kick her legs, centered of abdomen, caretaker clap her hands for encouragement.
Popo crawls more active, crawls to the target, reaches for toys, holds balls and smiles to caretaker. She is active, bright, restless, likes to listen to music, likes to walk outside in trolley, excited when seeing outside world, especially when hears music. She can cry to express her needs or unsatisfied, smile if her needs got satisfied. Seeing strangers, she would hold caretaker tight, turn her eyes, stare at strangers, smile and play after familiar, easy to get along well. Her mouth always moves when others communicate with her, giggles when she hears caretaker’s praise.
The physical exam states: postoperative spinal meningocele and hydrocephalus, normal defecation and urination, 67cm in height, 8.8kg in weight, 44 cm in head size and 46cm in chest size6 teeth, take vaccinations on time.
Children’s Welfare Institute
AURORA, female, DOB 6/2003 SN post operative CHD, tests positive for Hep B.
AURORA. We picked this privacy name for her because she is certainly a Mongolian Princess. She is as spectacular as the Northern Borealis too. Aurora also means “dawn” and we hope that a new day is dawning for her and that she will find her forever family. Aurora has had surgery to repair her congenital heart condition and currently has only a mild aortic regurgitation. Thats great news! She also tests positive for Hep B and certainly tests positive as well for Beauty, Brains, Bubbliness and Being Brave. She participates in the Little Sister Program of Half The Sky Foundation at her SWI.
Aurora’s reports state:
Now Aurora is put in the Little Sister program where she has learnt a lot of things. Now she could know simple Chinese characters such as “big, small, much, less” and can write down simple words (using left hand and write from left to right). She knows Pinyin such as a, o, e, i, and u. She could recite Di Zi Gui (which is a book talk about being reverent to one’s youth and body) and ancient poems of Thoughts on a Still Night, Spring Dawn and At Heron Lodge.
She knows nursery rhymes of Little Crayon, Little Swallow, Happy Birthday, Thanksgiving Heart and Two Tigers. She knows simple colors such as red, yellow, green, orange, pink and white; knows vegetables and fruits such as apple, pear, peach, cucumber, tomato and radish; and knows simple shapes such as triangle, square, triangular, and semicircle.
She learns things fast upon observation from cognition, language and motor skills of hands. She is an outgoing, brave, talkative child who has strong desire of performance which she is very good at. She could communicate with others fluently. She gets along well with other children and they could play happily together. She could share delicious food with others. She loves helping other children and is a good helper of teachers and other children. She has a routine life and she is well behaved but active and lovely child.
She gets up at 6:00, naps at 12:00 and gets up at 14:30 then goes to bed at 20:30. She has breakfast at 7:00, lunch at 11:00 and dinner at 17:00. Typically, she has steamed bread, congee, noodles, rice with fried egg, dumpling Baozi, wonton, and vegetables. She could eat 1 bowl per time. She is not a picky eater but she loves meat, cake, banana and apple the most.
Sealed by Social Welfare Institute
AVALIN, female, DOB 8/2009 SN bilateral microtia, hearing loss
Miss Avalin is a sweetie and such a timid little girl. She is a lovely and beautiful child that enjoys playing dress up like every 4 year old girl. Her shyness could be due to the fact that she is in a large orphanage with lots of kids running around and Avalin can’t understand what’s going on. She isn’t able to communicate her feelings and she is wondering “Where are my parents?” Avalin needs a family that has experience with working with young kids with hearing loss.
Process of admission: Avalin entered the SWI at 10 days old and at the time of entering the orphanage she was in good spirits. She had no rashes, no deformity of the skull and no deformity of the thorax. At admission she also had both ear deformities, right skew mouth corner, and there were rough sounds of both lungs without murmurs. Her neck wasn’t straight and she had reddish lips. Please request her full medical file to read more about her files.
Physical and Intellectual development: At the time of the checkup she didn’t have any swelling of lower limbs. She was able to move around and had a good range of motion. She is under excellent care of working staff and is a happy little girl. It is sometimes difficult for Avalin to defecate “without abnormal findings”. She has a regular diet and sleeping pattern. As of 4/19/13, Avalin’s only medical need listed is that she has deformed ears. She is up to date on all her vaccinations. Avalin can independently walk up and down stairs. She can also stand on one foot for 5 seconds…wow what a talented little girl. This girl is super independent and at such a young age too. She can put on and take off her clothes..ALL BY HERSELF. Her language development is poor, she can speak “yaya”.
Personality, hobbies and social ability: She is introverted, timid, and rarely communicates with other people, will cry and has a temper, Avalin will be happy after her toys are given to ger and she is listening to music. She likes walking in the bed, likes dressing up; can crawl on the stairs and find toys to play, can adapt well. She is currently in pre-school.
Children’s Welfare Institute
May 3, 2013
AXL, male, DOB 4/2010 SN delayed development, previous hydrocephalus diagnosis
Axl might not like to have his photo taken (just take a look) but he is intrigued by being on video. He was like a downy little duckling waddling after Mama Duck as he marches around the room! It is also obvious in the video that he is potty training and not in diapers.
With familiar people he is outgoing, happy and active. At admission to the SWI in August 2010, he was diagnosed with hydropcephalus. In his March 2012 medical exam there is no diagnosis of hydrocephalus. It is unclear the status.
Axl’s reports state:
On admission, PE by doctors in this institute found that he had conscious mind, average spirit, sensitive reaction, symmetrical skull without deformity, free motion of both eyeballs without strabismus and nystagmus, ruddy lips, no oral mucosa and ulcer, soft neck, trachea in the middle, symmetrical thorax, pathological murmur heard in PC, no abnormality of abdomen, physiological bending of spine, no deformity of limbs with free motion, existent physiological reflex. CT showed: hydrocephalus. Diagnosis on admission: hydrocephalus.
Daily life: Axl has group life and daily routines in the institute. He gets up at 6:30, naps at 12:00-14:00, and goes to bed from 20:30 to the next morning with sound sleep. Mealtime is 7:00, 10:30, 15:00, and 18:30, mainly having food and milk paste, add steamed egg, meat soup, fruits and biscuit etc. twice, at 9:30 and 14:30, with quantity varies. Bath time every day is 20:00 with the form of basin bath in warm water. At 9:00 and 15:30 he goes outside to be in the sun.
Physical development: On April.20 2012 having PE on People’s Hospital: the absorption of hydrocephalus outside brain, others are normal.
Body and intellectual development: Axl has a round face, white skin, bright eyes and is a handsome and smart boy; he is active and has a ready smile; he is very happy to see the aunt and milk container; if the aunt talks to him, he would look at the aunt with smiles, and talk to the aunt with the sound of yiyiyaya by waving hands. He would cry loudly when he is hungry; he would sleep quietly or stare at the aunt who cares about him when he is full; he could turn to locate the direction of sounds and likes to play at outdoors; he can play herself in the cradle and roll over. He likes colorful toys with making sound; he has good physical and intelligence development.
BAXTER, male DOB: 1/2004, SN: microtia and atresia
There is very little that we know about Baxter at this point. His birthday is in January and he will be turning 10 years old. It will be another birthday celebrated alone. It will be another birthday without recognition that someone cares about him. Instead of blowing out his candles with family and friends it will be another day spent in an orphanage. Ten years without knowing what a birthday truly means and why he is special…how can we change that?
From his video we can see that Baxter is able to hear and speak. We also have a medical update from April 2011 that is positive and can be given out upon request.
More information about Baxter’s special need:
Microtia is a congenital deformity affecting the outer ear. It is usually smaller in size and have a deformity of some sort. Microtia can affect one ear (unilaterally) or both ears (bilaterally).
Atresia (also known as aural atresia) is the absence or closure of the external auditory ear canal. The malformation of the middle ear bones (incus, stapes, and malleus) may be affected including the narrowing of the ear canal, known as canal stenosis.
There are multiple surgeries that can be done for Microtia and Atresia. Please check out our parent resources for more information about this special need.
In the meantime we wait for more information on Baxter and send him our thoughts. Hopefully we have more information.
BRISTOL, female, DOB 8/2010 SN post-operative imperforate anus
Bristol surely knows how to make an entrance! On the day she was found as a newborn and taken to the SWI, she was immediately admitted for surgery which was successful. She was born with imperforate anus and needed treatment to survive. She did just that and has had multiple surgeries to repair her condition through the Tomorrow Plan. She is growing so well and is able to move freely and actively. If you are known to her she will be your friend, otherwise she will be shy. Bristol spent so much time in the hospitals and recovering from surgery that she needs some time catching up but that she is doing!!! SO PROUD OF YOU BRISTOL! You are so awesome!
Bristol no longer has a colostomy and is able to use the toilet, but she still does need assistance from her nanny. Bristol has such a bright future ahead and would benefit from specialty clinics like the Cincinnati Colorectal Center
Dr. Levitt from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital sent CHI a diagnosis of Bristol. Please see below:
Looks like she has had anal repair and needed a colostomy. Has a scar in the upper right side which was the colostomy site I’m sure.
It is likely that the anal area would require some sort of revisional surgery, given my experience with patients like this adopted from China, but I am confident we can repair the area and make it look normal and be functional too.
Some patients do require our bowel management program to get them clean and in normal underwear because they can’t quite figure out potty training right away. Depending on their age we sometimes do this first, get them clean, and then do the redo surgery, so that they know what it is like to be clean, and once they have their new anatomy they are more likely to get it to work. A key decision point will be my seeing how the perineal area looks and then I could tell what type of revisional surgery she might need. We have over 100 such patients from China adopted by U.S. families. So far, only 5 have not needed additional surgery, but all we completed well with good results. I am confident she will be clean and dry for urine and stool, and will wear normal underwear. It’s just a matter of what will be needed to get to that point.
Bristol’s reports state…
After admission, under excellent care and nursing of the caretakers in our institute the child has routine life, good physical development with free limb motion. She defecates and urinates normally every day. At the age of 13 months, she began to have dentition, at the age of 8months, she has the dentition, now he has 20 teeth.
Body and intellectual Development: When admission she had imperforate anus and sent to hospital for surgery in the afternoon on the same day. At the age of 1-12months, her body was poor, could cry if hungry, cried slightly, moved less, often defecation from fistula; at the age of 13-15months, her body turned better, could smile if being teased, could turn over, could look around, could track moving people, could hold milk bottle to drink milk; at the age of 16-18months, he could turn over freely, could sit alone for a while, could hold the toy to play, could try to sit up if see the food; at the age of 19-21months, she could crawl in the activity room, could search for sound source if call her name, could stand with holding; at the age of 22-24months, she could have a bowl of soft rice, could make steps with holding, could stand for a while; at the age of 2-2.5years, she could stand freely, could understand simple directions, could pick up light things for caretaker; at the age of 2.5years till now, she likes following caretaker, likes watching TV, can put off her clothes and shoes, still can not control her defecation.
Language, personalities and interests: Bristol is active, restless, and likes playing with kids in the same room; but she is shy and does not speak if see strangers. now she can speak “shushu, ayi, ele”.
Medical History: Bristol has not got serious illness since his admission, only occasionally suffered upper respiratory tractor infection and indigestion, he recovered soon after careful medical treatment by our medical staff. The child belongs to the children invested by “Tomorrow Plan Operation”, she received “ transverse colon fistula recovered and Abdominal perineal anoplasty” under GE on May 18 2011 and recovered well. She urinates more everyday and healed well. The child has no history of drug allergy.
Social Welfare Center
May 26, 2013
BROOKLYN, female, DOB 3/2011
SN: Cleft Soft Palate, Delayed Development
Baby Brooklyn has a very cute round face with big eyes and moppet of thick black hair. She has a gentle personality and is noted multiple times in her reports to adore music. A soothing song will calm her and she becomes peaceful. Brooklyn is ready to have her family take her home and be cherished.
Brooklyn’s reports state:
Brooklyn is currently living in the institute’s foster care organization. When she entered the institute, she was so chubby and cute. When we fed her, she ate quite small amounts, and she didn’t much like water. On July 9th, 2011, she was taken in at the foster care organization. Now, Brooklyn is over a year old and has grown 2 teeth. However, she still depends on rice-based formula and milk-based formula. She usually drinks chrysanthemum tea as well as orange juice in the morning and afternoon, and she still prefers that we feed her with the milk bottle. Usually, when she doesn’t have anything to do, she likes to lie down and play with her little hands by herself. She can grab hold of nearby toys. When she is lying on her stomach, she can raise her head. Her little legs are powerful and she can kick and raise them up, but she still can’t sit up by herself. When she sits up, she needs something at her back to support her.
Brooklyn is very interested in sounds. After she hears music, she will become quite peaceful. When you call her name, she knows to turn her head and look for the voice’s origin. Her eyes can follow any moving body. She can differentiate between strangers and familiar people, and when she sees a nanny that feeds her, she becomes very happy. When you tease or play with her, she responds with “n n ah ah”.
Brooklyn is a child with a gentle personality. She is especially close with the nannies that feed her, and she likes to request the nannies to hug her and to play together with her. If strangers tease her, she doesn’t cry, she just looks at them quietly. The majority of the time, she likes to listen to peaceful, relaxing music. If she is crying and music starts, she will stop sobbing. Brooklyn likes to drink a little water at 4:00 am.
Brooklyn’s life is one of balance. She wakes up at 7:00 am, take a small nap at 10:00 am, then a nap at 2:00 pm. She goes to bed at 8:00 pm. During the day, she drinks Yashili milk-based stage 2 formula every 3 hours, and each time she drinks 220 mL. Every 220 mL of formula also has 2 scoops of Yashili rice-based formula added to it. She defecates once a day, but because we use disposable diapers, we do not know how many times she urinates.
Since arriving at the institute, Ai Sha has not had any serious illnesses. Once in awhile, she catches a cold, or varying degrees of stuffy nose, runny nose, cough, etc. After the medical staff gives a diagnosis and treats it, she recovers very quickly. Now, according to the Henan Province Children’s Program, she is on schedule with her immunizations. They also have detailed immunization records.
We hope that after seeing Brooklyn’s condition, she can find a loving household to raise her. We ask that she is cherished by her parents so that she grows up healthily and that she has a happy childhood, as well as a beautiful future! We are also confident that Brooklyn will give your household a bundle of happiness.
Signed by Welfare Institute
March 18th, 2012
BRONX, male, DOB 3/2011 SN Developmental Delay (CT scan shows no abnormalities)
Bronx is noted to be a quiet little who is not happy to have his turn to be on camera. Appropriately, he is wary of strangers and it appears from his video that he may also have some weakness in his eyes. Bronx can walk independently now but is still a bit unstable. His birth circumstances are unknown which makes the reason for his delays more unknowable. He has had a CT scan that showed no abnormalities. You can see precious Bronx in September 2013 from the video link below.
Bronx’s reports from when he was 18 months old state:
Bronx was admitted to his SWI as a newborn. He was confirmed as an abandoned baby, and on the same day was sent to Children’s Welfare Institute of to be raised. Doctors in this institute decided the child’s DOB according to his physical growth.
Bronx suffered development delayed. Under the help of the caretaker, he can sit alone for a while, can roll over his body to the place he wants to, can stand for a while with holding rails; likes crawling around in the activity room to find his favorite toys. He likes people talking with him and responds with “a,a”. He can laugh loudly when playing hide and seek; can turn back when calling his name. Now he has milk, rice conceal and all kinds of nutritional paste. He has good appetite and has regular diet and sleep.
He likes bathing and has sports after bath at 8:50. he can look around with his big eyes when outside. He likes see-saw.
This is Bronx. He grows up happily. We hope he will have a happy family and get love from dad and mum.
Sender: XXX (signature)
Children’s Welfare Institute
CAROLINA, Female, DOB 6/2009
SN: Postoperative Hydrocephalus
Oh this impish lass is darling! But she needs a much better nickname that the one she has now. Currently her she is endearingly called Lovely Big Head. She has had surgery to insert a shunt do drain her hydrocephalus. Maybe she could have a sweeter name as this girls LOVES candy. This usually shy darling will speak up for herself when it comes to getting her fair share of candy! She also cannot restrain herself to bouncing to the beat of music in her bed. This wee gal needs to dance as a sugar plum fairy. Dream come true, no?!
Carolina’s reports state:
Carolina was admitted to the SWI at approximately one month old. Physical exam on admission: height 55cm, weight 4kg, head size 40cm, chest size 39cm, body temperature 37degrees, and postoperative brain tumor (it appears this is more obstructive hydrocephalus than a tumor).
Her date of admission is Jul 8 2009. Now she is already 3 years old. She is just 1 month old on admission which is a female infant in swaddling clothes. The most outstanding character is her big baby head. Due to the tumor on the head, she needs more wonderful care. Carolina had a Hydrocephalus bypass surgery in No.1 Hospital of Beijing University on Mar 30 2012. Although the tumor has been removed, her head is still obvious big. We still like to call her lovely big head child.
Under our wonderful care and love, she has come from a shy and quiet little girl from a lovely big head baby. She can roll, sit, crawl and stand up now. During the period of learning to walk, due to the big head, her weight is unstable; she needs more efforts in walking than other children. She still likes to cooperate with the aunt to walk.
Carolina likes the delicious food. Every time seeing the food on the aunts, she will stare at them without moving. She likes the candies very much. Seeing the candies, her eyes will open big, but the shy Carolina will wait quietly for the candies as a lady should. But if all the other children have the candies and she still does not have, she will not be shy, and cry aloud to express her dissatisfaction, as if saying “why not give me; I can not wait any longer.” When the delicious food in her mouth, Carolina will not waste the food.
Carolina still likes the music. When hearing the strong beat music, she will hold the bed and move her little hip with the beat. Her big head will shake from the left to the right, which is very lovely.
Social Welfare Institute (Seal)
Nov 5 2012
CARSON, male, DOB 6/2010 SN post-operative spinal meningocele.
Carson, Carson, Carson is divinity. There just are no other words to describe him. He is also a fighter and conqueror! Children’s House International has a special relationship with this young boy and looks forward to him finding his family. Carson has been living in a foster center since May of 2012. It is important to note that he spent the first two years of life in a crib lying on his side. He has just exploded into his new life outside of his bed and astonished all who know him. The favorite line from his report is, “the secret of building friendships with him is tickling him”
From his reports:
Carson was admitted to the SWI when he was a newborn.
After admission Carson had a physical exam which showed: fairly poor spirits, no stain yellow of the skin and mucosa, clear breathing sounds of lungs, no abnormalities of heart by AUSC, flat and soft abdomen, normal limbs development, weak muscle force and muscular tension, prominent vertebral L4, L5, oval cysts stand out from subcutaneous sized 4.5×2.5×3.5cm, suffered from meningocele.
On May.17 2012, he was performed the surgery in Children’s Hospital University, with successful surgery. Under the excellent care of the medical staffs in the hospital and the staffs the wound healed soon.
On Jan.10 2013, he was fostered by a family. He has good adaptability and can integrate into new family soon. Now he is an adored, lovely, clever and happy boy.
He is active and outgoing, gets along well with each child in the family, likes to play role-playing with the peers( not good at), build blocks(always push the blocks down), draw (scribbles, sometimes put the pen into his mouth, but happy); he is fond of listening to the story, listens very carefully, watches TV(watch carefully while sucking his thumb), likes the intense exercise such as playing the trampoline). The adult throws him in the sky, he would laugh happily; the secret of building friendships with him is tickling him. In the family, he would be very happy when called, and he always responds with smiles; he is warm to the guests and always waves his hands to them and smiles at them.
His limb ability is behind relatively, can crawl and sit, but he can’t walk alone or stand, needs to be one hand held by people. He can say baba and mama, also can pronounce. But he can understand our words basically, such as common languages: hello, I love you, goodbye, have a meal and go to bed etc. In self-care ability, he can have a meal alone and brush teeth.
He likes to go to class, and has three class every day from Monday to Friday; there are handwork class, music class and language class etc. Musical teacher would teach him some children’s songs and sign language; sometimes he enjoys that the teacher hold his hands for dancing with music. He is very happy and confident. He learns some handwork, like paper-cuts, glue, and folding, but needs to adult’s help. We perform bilingual education, he is adapting. He gets along well with teachers and likes learning.
Presently he is 81cm in height, 12.1kg in weight, 45cm in head size, 53cm in chest size, 11cm in feet length, has 8 upper teeth and 8 lower teeth.
Signed by SWI
CHARLOTTE, female, DOB 1/2010 SN CHD, history of seizures (controlled with medication)
Charlotte has photos that shout, “Someone pick me up and give me a cuddle. Give me a reason to REALLY smile”. She is just precious. Charlotte has congenital heart disease (VSD, ASD, arteriolar arteriosus, mild tricuspid incompetence). She has also experienced seizures and is currently controlled through medication. She also presents as having a language delay. She enjoys playing with the children. She is especially fond of going outside where she can run, play games with the other children and participate in sports.
Charlotte’s reports state:
Charlotte was admitted to the SWI when she was approximately 4 months old. After admission she received strengthened care and scientific feeding, her weight was increased, her physical condition was stable. The doctor estimated her DOB according to her physical condition. In Oct of 2010 she was found to have convulsion and took the treatment. At present she is taking luminal to control her disease. UCG: VSD, ASD, arteriolar arteriosus, mild tricuspid incompetence; intermittent exotropia. At present her physical development is similar with other children of her age in the institute.
Growth and development: she can walk freely, can be cooperative when put on clothes, can put off the socks, can recognize the familiar caretaker, needs the familiar caretaker feeding her, needs adult’s accompany to sleep, can make single word, such as “mama, baba, jiejie, yao, bao”; her language development is delayed than other children, can imitate adult’s action, can hold the toy to play, can bang toys together, can pick things with thumb and index finger, can cover the bottle, can build a tower with 4 blocks, can express “NO”, can understand the facial expression, can respond to other’s asking for her objects, likes exploring fresh things, can care about surrounding people and things.
Group living life, have good habit of eating and sleeping.
Staple food: rice, vegetable, meat, eggs, bean food
Complementary food: formula, noodles, fruits, cakes(same with other children of her age)
The child is active, restless, can get along well, can recognize people, can make temper, likes outdoor activity, likes sports with children, can get along well with children in the games, sometimes can pick toys from other children’s hands, likes colorful toys with sounds, and can respond actively to stimulation of new things or strangers.
Signed April 10, 2013
CHELSEA, Female, DOB 3/2008
SN: Postoperative Hydrocephalus
CHELSEA, female, DOB March 2008
We have an update on Miss Chelsea!! It has taken some time but we do have a short growth update with TWO new pictures. I adore her in the elephant hat. So cute.
Chelsea is introverted and she can basically take care of herself like eating, dressing, toileting, etc.. She will speak, using language to communicate, can listen to the words of the aunties, knowing recognition of her, criticizing her words. She will let the aunties know when she is cold, hot, hungry. She is willing to look at the teachers and listen to them. She can learn to recite poems, rhymes, alphabet, Three Character Classic, etc., She can play together with the other children pretty well. She is able to recognize red, yellow, blue, green, will be 1 – 10 digits, which must be carried out under the guidance of a teacher. She is afraid of strangers and when she sees them do not know words do not say.
Now our rehabilitation division trained for Chelsea for speech, limb functional training, special education. The teacher comes to the children each school day.
Chelsea eats three meals a day, eating normally, breakfast: porridge, eggs, bread, bread, etc.; Lunch: rice, vegetables, soup, etc.; dinner: pasta, bread.
Normal sleep, get up at 7:00 the morning, 12:00 – 14:00 lunch break 21:00 bedtime.
Urine normal, regular. She can toilet on her own.
September 2, 2013
CHEYENNE, female, born February 12, 2009 SN language delay
This is a dear child you wish to scoop up into your arms and comfort as it seems she tries so hard to do it by herself. Cheyenne has not been in her SWI for even a year yet. At the time she was admitted to the SWI she was estimated to be 2 years old. She has had a rough time transitioning to life in the SWI. She is behind in her language development and exhibits behaviors that could be from grief, or frustration from her lack of verbal language ability. These behaviors are also on the autism spectrum so prospective families need to be aware and accepting of that.
Cheyenne’s reports state:
Cheyenne has been in the institution for nearly a year now. During this year she has often played alone and she is not gregarious. Cheyenne’s cry sound is very loud. She cried during the day and during the night for a long time after she was admitted. She often put her finger in her mouth, cry and walk around, or turn around herself. Her character can be irritable. If the aunties or brothers and sisters don’t feed her quickly she will burst into tears.
Sometimes if the aunt did not meet her temporarily, Cheyenne will lay on the ground and roll. She doesn’t like to sit to eat but walks around the room. She likes to eat finger foods best and she will suck on her fingers. If she is in a bad mood she will suck her fingers powerfully. Sometimes the aunties will put gloves or new socks on her hands.
Cheyenne also has a teasing side, often into the bathroom to play in the water she will get the auntie’s clothes wet to prevent her entering (the bathroom). She might try to hold the door closed. Sometimes she shouts to the aunt, to get her new pants and Auntie will change pants. Usually auntie teases by tickling her waist or armpit, she will laugh. If so teasing her, she would stretch his hands pulling aunt’s hand, or go away, or lying on the ground laughing. Cheyenne also can not speak so when she is in a bad mood she will often knock her head on bed rails or floor or wall. She might calm herself by walking around in the indoors or corridor, sometimes with both hands held in front of her playing.
Cheyenne likes to eat salty porridge, if it is plain porridge, she will spit it out. Her going to sleep at night is not very good, and often she wakes up in the midnight and will cry, and will hit her head to the bed board. After a while, she’ll calm down, go back to sleep. Cheyenne every day got up early get up at 06:30, 07:00 porridge + vegetables, 10:30 Rouyu + vegetables, 14:30 snack, 17:00 rice + meat dishes. Usually she eats meat, soup bones, vegetables, tofu, noodles, bread. She does not like to eat snacks.
Social Welfare Institution
January 30, 2013
CHUMANI, female, DOB 8/2009 SN congenital dysplasia of both eyes (she can see objects within 1 meter, can distinguish colors.)
Chumani’s assignment came to Children’s House International during the Thanksgiving holiday. Thus she has been given a Native American name which means “Dewdrop”. Is that not sweet? Chumani has weak vision and has difficulty seeing about 1 meter distant but she is developing well and feeds herself, runs without falling, and can go up and down stairs without help. Imagine how the world will open up to her with the help of visual aid technology and life outside an orphanage. Chumani was admitted to her SWI at approximately 4 months old.
Chumani’s reports share:
At admission, she was 4 months: she was found to have no vision in her physical exam, she was hospitalized in Ophthalmic Hospital, primary diagnosis: congenital dysplasia of both eyes(microcornea, iridocoloboma and coloboma of choroid). There is no treatment method, advise to take observation. After admitted, they adopted bottle-feeding, sleep most time, raise his head when lying on abdomen, turn his head with sound, cry or suck her fingers if her bottle being taken away.
6 months: good appetite, likes to eat vegetable juice, rice flour, juice, can turn over lying on back, play her hands after waking up. 9 months: she can sit without help, can babble, likes being hold by caretakers, has normal defecation and urination. At10 months: she can crawl for a few steps under help of caretakers, has first tooth, can hold bottle and drink milk.
13-15 months: she can walk a few steps under help, likes listening to music, can see objects within half a meter, can make sounds of dad and mum, active, not afraid of strangers. 16-18 months: she can walk freely under help, can stand for short time, can grasp toys with his hands, likes walking in walker, likes toys with bright color, has soft rice as staple food. 22-24 months: walk without help, can give hint when she wants to go to toilet, can speak simple daily expressions, can express her own will. She has better vision, can see moving objects within one meter.
31-36 months: normal meals, can feed herself, can count, likes singing, read children’s songs, bangs with blocks, ask for hugs from caretaker. 3 years till now: She can run stablely, seldom fall, can go upstairs and downstairs one foot per step, say hello to acquaintances initially, can self-manage defecation and urination. She can understand and cooperate with teacher’s instructions, respond loudly when being called, can answer questions from teachers with simple words, likes playing games with other kids.
Currently, she is 95 cm in height, 16 kg in weight, 48 cm in head size, 51 cm in chest size.
General Welfare Institute
COLLIN, male, DOB 2/2004 SN post operative congenital heart disease (CHD)
Collin is a kind hearted boy who is part of the Children’s House International and Linyi SWI One to One program. Collin attends school and is doing well. He is social and enjoys being with people. He also likes to dance. Collin is reported to have good development and normal mental development.
Collin’s reports state:
Process of admission On Apr 12 2004 policemen of police station sent him to our institute. Our institute received the baby upon the agreement of civil affairs bureau.
Physical and Intellectual
Primary diagnosis: CHD. He grew up happily under the excellent care of working staff, had no abnormal findings except heart disease. On Dec 6 2007 he received the treatment for heart disease in Angiocardiopathy Institute of Jinan Military Region through “Tomorrow Plan”, on Dec 21 2007 he received outflow tract clearance of LV, repair of VSD and pulmonary artery widened operation under GE. A physical exam on Apr 19 2013: 1.postoperative CHD; 2. rickets(pigeon chest). Now he has regular diet and sleep, is in Grade One of primary school; postoperative CHD, recovered well, can manage his life and has normal mental development.
He is vaccinated regularly according to the age.
Living habit Regular and good
Staple food: fried dough stick, steamed buns, dumplings, rice, bread, meat, vegetables, fruits;
Mealtime: breakfast at 7:00, lunch at 10:30, supper at 16:00;
Complementary food: 10:30(bread, fruits)
Personality, hobbies and social ability
He is active, lovely, kind to people, likes working, likes making friends, ready to smile, likes joining group activity and games, also likes singing and dancing, can wave his body along rhythm, can make performance in the night party; rarely makes temper, can adapt well.
In Grade One of primary school, average records, write words slowly, average performance in the school.
Children’s Welfare Institute
May 3, 2013
CYRUS, male, DOB 3/2010
SN Sacral Meningomyelocele; Postoperative TCS
CYRUS is utterly awesome! He just turned 3 years old. He loves anything to do with balls, books and play. Cyrus can RUN, JUMP, and go up and down stairs independently which is fantastic as he was born with a sacral meningomyelocele which has been surgically removed. He is not yet potty trained. At three years old this may not be unusual but since he has had surgery it is currently unknown if he will be able to control his bowels and bladder. It is hoped he will gain control but he may never have it. Cyrus lacks the basic human right of growing up in a family. He was named after Cyrus the Great who pronounced what some consider to be one of the first historically important declarations of human rights. May the right to grow in health and happiness be his!
A recent update dated 3/14/2013 was received that shares:
Weight 16kg; Length 86cm; Head 51cm; Chest 54cm Feeth 13cm
Cyrus could go up and go down steps, running and jumping. He can recognize 2 kinds of colors, loving to read and playing with toy bricks.
He can say 3-5 words sentences, figuring out from paintings, taking out and taking off clothes, and taking shoes off.
He is a boy who is shy, active and loves playing with balls.
He is happy and full of energy.
He couldn’t control defecation and urination and is still wearing diapers.
Updated photos came with the report and Cyrus is the imp in the red jacket.
Cyrus’ medical reports are dated 4/10/2012 and state:
Cyrus was found when he was approximately 2 days old and on the same day he was sent to this institute to be raised. On admission the physical examination showed weight: 3kg, height: 49cm, head size:34cm, chest size: 34cm, ruddy skin, normal temperature, average nutrition, no special findings of the size of skull, soft neck, symmetrical thorax, flat and soft abdomen, no obvious swelling in liver and spleen, normal limbs, no special finding in anus. There was a 3*3cm mass in the sacrococcygeal region, which was manifested as swelling with cataclysm, no other special findings. On Mar.13 2010 he was taken to The Second Affiliated Hospital of the Medical College to be treated. The admitting diagnosis: Sacral meningomyelocele, then he had operation, he was well-healed after operation. Now when he is full there will defecation in his anus, in other time every 30 minutes there will be slight defecation in his anus. Now weight: 12.5kg, height: 80cm, head size: 51cm, chest size: 40cm, teeth: 16.
Motor development: can crawl, sit alone steadily, deft motion of thumbs and index fingers, walk alone freely, walk with his hands holding onto wall.
Adaptability: can bang two blocks together, build tower of 4 blocks, can turn pages one by one, can help teacher to put the toys in order, know names of his classmates in the same class.
Language and social ability: can imitate adults’ words, can speak short sentences, can understand teachers’ any orders, know his body parts and can speak out the manes, can be cooperative when put on clothes, can recognize many kinds of fruits. He is shy, quiet and active, gets along well with others, has a ready smile, is fond of playing games, and he is introverted.
Living habits: get up at 6:30, nap at 12:00-14:00, go to bed at 20:00, mealtime: have milk at 14:00, 19:30, 220cc per meal; appropriate soft rice at 7:00, 11:00 and 17:00, with minced vegetables, minced meat and fish, etc., moderate sleep, urinate for a few times per day.
Comprehensive evaluation: Postoperative TCS, normal intelligence.
Children’s Welfare Institute (Seal)
DAKOTA, Female, DOB 1/2008
SN: Urogenital Difference
Dakota is described as “sunshine”! What a descriptive word to describe this newly turned 5 year old. She also smart, outgoing, attractive and loves to play games with other children. She is currently attending pre-school. Dakota is being raised as a girl although her chromosomal karyotype shows 46 XY. She has already had surgery and will likely require more medical intervention.
Dakota needs parents that are comfortable with DSD (Development of Sexual Disorders). Children with this special need vary greatly in their presentation.
Dakota’s reports share:
Dakota was found the day of her birth and admitted to the Social Welfare Institution. At admission she had clear mind, quick reaction, easy motion, hermaphroditism, other items were normal. After admission her development was good and she was vaccinated on time. She received the correction surgery and was hospitalized from Oct 9 2008 to Oct 22 2008 and was confirmed as female.
She was open, smart, not afraid of strangers, can make greetings positively. She is attractive, likes playing games with children, likes watching cartoons. Now she is studying in the preschool class of primary school and can get along well with classmates.
During this period, her physical and mental development is good. She is sunshine and
Dec 14, 2012
DIXON, male, DOB 4/2003 SN repaired cleft lip, repaired cleft palate.
Dixon is a “can do” kind of boy. He likes to be involved in sports, school work, and even housework. He is an enthusiastic and helpful boy and is extroverted. He is often praised by his school teachers for his work and study habits. Dixon will need speech therapy but hasn’t let his cleft palate keep him from being social and involved in interacting with his family and community. Dixon was admitted to his SWI when he was a toddler and is currently in foster care.
Dixon can be seen at the Sha’anxi Journey of Hope Camp in September 2013 through the following link.
Dixon’s reports state:
Dixon has cleft lips and palate. He took cleft palate repair surgery in October 2003 and cleft palate repair in July 2004 successfully. He was diagnosed with abnormity of seventh chromosome and took bilateral cryptorchidism surgery in June 2007. In order to make him integrated into family life and feel warm of family, we sent him into foster family on Sep.1, 2009.
Dixon is extrovert, likes to interact with others at home. But he couldn’t pronounce clear if in a hurry because of cleft lip and palate. But he still likes to talk with others and his parents correct his pronunciation patiently. He has made good relationship with families so far and lives happily.
Dixon gets along well with other classmates. He is sociable and polite to say hello to adults, help other classmate with enthusiasm. He likes to play basketball and football. He was active in doing labor, can finish homework on time and often got praised by teachers, he will in third grade in September.
Dixon has strong ability of self management, he makes his bed and clear up his clothes everyday and help mother do housework like sweep the floor, wipe table and throw rubbish etc.
Although Dixon lives well here, we sincerely hope he could have a secure home in which his parents love him and he grows healthily and happily.
Social Welfare Institute
DUBLIN, male, DOB 3/2010 SN 1. Albinism.
New video from Heidi’s visit on 7/15/13. Click here to see Dublin on 7/15/13.
Our International China Specialist (Heidi) was lucky enough to meet Dublin in person on 7/15/13 and spend some one on one time with him. She said Dublin was a very inquisitive little boy with a caring heart. He looked up to his caregivers and was able to walk around the whole time with help from his nanny. It was obvious that Dublin was vision impaired and had trouble seeing things a few feet away from him. This doesn’t mean that the boy is unaware of what is going around him, he is a very smart boy and he was so excited to be the center of attention for a couple of minutes. We are currently requesting information on his medical status and our agency should have an update within the next month.
Dublin was born with albinism which means he lacks pigment in his hair, eyes, skin, etc. Many children with albinism also have nystagmus of the eyes. Their eyes are very sensitive to light. Dublin pictures and video show a genuinely sunny smile. Apparently he is also enamored with cell phones and handing him a phone will help him stop crying. Dublin is in the Linyi SWI and Children’s House International One to One Partnership.
To review his full file, please email Heidi with DUBLIN in the subject heading. You can also see how much Dublin has changed in the past couple of months.
Watch his November 2012 video at the following link.
Dublin’s reports states…
Dublin was admitted to the SWI when he was estimated to be 2 months old. His admitting diagnosis: congenital albinism. After admission his diet and sleep were regular, had normal defecation and urination, was cooperative in medical care. On Nov 12 2012 body check: congenital albinism, rest items were normal. Now his diet and sleep are regular, has good appetite, likes biscuits, can walk with holding the rails, can use his fingers deftly, can imitate pronunciation of words, can turn pages in a book, cooperates when putting on clothes; afraid of light, can avoid the sunlight with wearing a cap.
He is vaccinated regularly according to the age.
Living habit: Regular and good
Staple food: diced meat, eggs, milk powder and biscuits, 3 times per day;
Complementary food: biscuits, bread, cakes, milk powder, fruits, etc, 2 times per day;
Life schedule: get up at 6:00, nap at 10:30, and go to bed at 20:00
Personality, hobbies and social ability: Shy, likes throwing things, likes reading books, always smiling, able to laugh at himself if he makes a mistake, can laugh to the point that he’s crying, likes music and looking at the pictures. Likes many toddler boys, he loves to throw things.
Children’s Welfare Institute of Linyi City(seal)
Nov 12, 2012
FAELI, female, DOB 8/2009 SN postop meningomyelocele at neck (outside the spinal cord
A magical world exists filled with fairies and sprites. This enchanted land has sometimes been referred to as the Land of Fae. We have our own little sprite child who has joined the CHI family. As she is quite enchanting we have given her the name Faeli. She is at the CWI which has a One to One Partnership with CHI. This is a well organized and staffed institution that gives their children quality care.
Faeli has a special need that can sound scary. She had a bulge at the base of her neck called a menigomyelocele. It was located outside of her spinal column. It has been successfully removed. CHI families who have adopted children with this need are happy to talk to families about their experiences.
The aunties describe Faeli as “Fat and very cute. She is extroverted, and she is active. She is cautious, obedient, likes to be close with the aunts. She likes to be held by the aunts and she can share greetings with the strangers. Although the child is very curious, the aunts like her very much.
Faeli’s reports state:
At present, the child has been 3years 8 months old. She has the regular life, normal diet; every day she has some cookies or fruits, good appetite, not picky. She likes to eat potato and rolls. The child has been sleeping on her own crib alone. She sleeps well.
The child tends to be extroverted, and she is active. She is fat and very cute. She is cautious, obedient, likes to be close with the aunts. She likes to be held by the aunts and she can share greetings with the strangers. Although the child is very curious and naughty, the aunts like her very much. They call her “Lili”. Lili can get well along with the little friends. If someone bullies her, she will tell the aunt. Lili likes to listen to music at ordinary time, and with the music, she will play on her own. She likes to play all kinds of toys. She is very attentive during playing. During the outside activity, she is very happy. She likes to play slide and Trojan horse.
When happy, she will wave hands and say “Hello”. The language development is relatively slow. At present, the child can call mother and father. She can say some simple sentences within 5 words, such as mummy, I’d like to urine” “mummy, I’d like to eat.” She can express the meaning with the unclear pronunciation. Due to bulging meningomyelocele behind the neck, which affects on the both lower limbs motion, she can walk unstably alone. She can imitate some actions of adults “goodbye”“clap”. When the aunt is giving out the food, she will reach hand for some. She can eat food with her own hands. She can hold the cup to drink water. When taking bath, she can bathe on her own. At same time, she will help the aunt to help other children to bathe. Lili can wash face, hands. She can put on and off the clothes, shoes, socks.
She needs the warnings at the defecation and urination. The favorite toy is plush stuffed animal. Her favorite food is potato and rolls. She has 41.5kg in weight, 87cm in height, 48cm in head size, 53cm in chest size, and 20 children teeth. She has no immunizations.
Social Welfare Institute
Apr 26 2013
FAIRCHILD, male, DOB 5/2007 SN trisomy 21, heart murmur (PFO)
Fairchild has designer genes. He was given an extra copy of chromosome 21. This is also referred to as Down Syndrome. It is the most common genetic based syndrome in humans. Fairchild is a helpful and affectionate boy who loves to be with his caregivers and his friends, especially if a ball is involved. Fairchild’s overall development has been good and while his language is delayed he is verbal and using language to communicate with others and meet his needs. High five Fairchild!!! Fairchild was admitted to government care when he was approximately 25 months old. He is currently under the care of the CWI where he receives attentive care and training. Children’s House International has a One to One partnership with this CWI.
From Fairchild’s reports:
Fairchild was diagnosed as 21- trisomy syndrome based on clinical manifestation and physical sign. On Apr.24,2013, he received a physical exam at the Affiliated Hospital Medical College and found a level I murmur in praecordia, took UCG shows: PFO, examined by specialists and got suggestions: observation, recheck after a year (no surgery).
Currently, Fairchild is 5 year and 11 months, lives a regular life, normal diet, adding pure milk or juice for 500 ml, has good appetite, not picky on food, likes to eat sweet food. He sleeps well on his own bed. He is introvert, likes to be close with caretakers, active with acquaintances. Seeing caretakers walk toward him, he would stretch his arms and ask for hug. He is obedient, caretakers are all like him, he likes to help caretaker do something within his power. Fairchild gets along well with other kids, likes to play games with caretakers and other kids shake his body when hearing music. He also likes to watch TV program Wisdom Tree, he can play toys himself, focus when playing.
Fairchild’s language development is delayed, he can call dad, mum, grandma, uncle etc. sometimes he can speak 5 words, like “aunt, I want to go to bathroom”. Since he has trisomy 21, his mental development is delayed, but his understanding in daily life is good. He can understand what caretaker say and communicate with them. He knows inside and outside the room, can point his five organs. His motor development is normal, can walk without help, can jump off the ground, can go up and down stairs alternately. Fairchild can take on and off clothes, wash hands, have meals and go to toilet without help. He can imitate to draw vertical lines. Now his weight:16.5kg, height is 102cm, head size:47cm, chest size:53.5 cm, has 20 baby teeth. He has not taken basic vaccination.
Legal representative: XXX
Social Welfare Institute
FLASH, male, DOB: Jan. 2007 SN right hand and right leg malformation
Take a moment and watch Flash as he shows that the sky is the limit. Flash very cleverly uses his crutch for mobility, and move he does!
Flash’s reports share:
In June of 2009, he had operation in No.1 People’s Hospital because of indirect hernia, now he has been healed. After admission, our doctors found he was deformed shack of right lower limb; T36.4℃, P98bpm, R24imes/min, 15kg in weight, 105cm in height, 45cm in head size, 47cm in chest size; fine general state, clear mind, good spirit, normal color of skin mucous membrane of whole body, he is primary diagnosed: 1. Deformed right thumb, adhesion of 2nd, 3rd and 4th finger of right hand; 2. Deformed right shank; 3. defect of 2nd, 3rd and 4th toes of left foot. We invite the specialist from the limb surgical department of the Medical College Affiliated Hospital to go on consultation, advice: adhesion of fingers in right hand can go on operation treat. And the deformed right lower limb can be treated when the child was to the certain age when we can do an operation for him.
Now the child is 6 years and 3 months old, has routine life and normal diet, every day we will add appropriate fruits or juice, good appetite, not choosy food, likes potato. He sleeps in his own crib, deep sleep, before sleep he will go to toilet to urine on his own initiative. The child is extroverted, active and restless, but not talkative. He likes to attach to his close caretakers, likes watching TV or reading, likes to be praised by his aunties, occasionally he was criticized by aunt he will lower down his head and does not speak. He will by shy when he is with strangers, but in most time he is active.
Flash is very curious, sometimes he is obedient and cute, he can help auntie to do something. He can get along with other children, likes playing games with other children, especially before sleeping in the night they will play the games of cat-catch-mouse. It seems that he is not interested in study, can count from 1 to 10, can recite several simple children’s song and poem, he does not like music very much, but he likes TV program Zhihuishu. At the same time he can play well, he likes playing all kinds of toys, especially toy gun, when playing he will focus his attention. His language expression ability is basically normal, but he does not speak too much in normal time, he grasped basically everyday expression, occasionally he can not understand the strange words.
Basically Flash can distinguish small and big, inside and outside, and the shapes and etc. Because of his deformity of limbs, it effects his motor function development, adhesion of 2nd, 3rd and 4th finger of right hand, can not hold pen, can hold spoon to eat, can hold pen with left hand, can go on simple draw, can use left hand to hold spoon to eat, deformed shack of right leg. In normal time he can use walking stick to support left leg to walk, can go upstairs and downstairs without help.
Flash does not need aunt to help his everyday life, he can put on and take off clothes without help, he can brush teeth and wash face alone, he can eat and wash bowls, he can control toileting on his own, etc. He has a ready smile, every time he sees aunties, he will welcome you with a smile, and he is very polite. His favorite toy is toy gun, favorite food: potato. Now he is 25kg in weight, 114.5cm in height, 49cm in head size, 56cm in chest size, 23 deciduous teeth, has been vaccinated.
April 26, 2013
FLIN, male, DOB 6/2008 SN Trisomy 21 (Down Syndrome)
Flin is part of the Children’s House International and Linyi SWI One to One Partnership. Flin has designer genes with an extra chromosome #21. He is part of the first group of children from his SWI with Down Syndrome to be registered for adoption. Flin was admitted to his SWI when he was approximately 7 months old. He has been under their care since that time. Flin is described as having a HAPPY PLACE where he is most comfortable. He does have a special love of taking off his clothes and throwing them on the ground. Perhaps he should be called STREAK. He is also enamored by all toys. He is not so enamored with food and prefers his milk to food.
Flin’s reports share…
Physical and Intellectual development:
Medical check at the time of intake: T 36.7°C, P110times/min, no fever, crying and cough, no phlegm and diarrhoea, clear mind, good nutrition, reddish skin, soft neck, no deformity of thorax, rough sound of both lungs without dry and moist rales, heart rate 110times/min, regular, foolish appearance, primary diagnosis: congenital Down’s syndrome.
After admission Flin grew up happily under the excellent care of working staff, no abnormal findings were found. Now he has regular diet and sleep, can not speak now, can unbutton, can put off unlined clothes and trousers, can stand with holding.
PE on Apr 19 2013: Down’s syndrome, no abnormal findings of other items. Now he has regular diet and sleep, likes to drink milk powder and milk shake, not interested with other complementary food, sometimes can call “mom” without mind, can unbutton, can put off unlined clothes and trousers, can stand with holding.
He is vaccinated regularly according to the age.
Living habit Regular and good
Usually milk and biscuits, also milk shake; 3 times of milk, 250ml each time, once for milk shake, 250ml each time; Milk time: 7:00, 11:00 and 17:00;
Personality, hobbies and social ability:
He is introverted, language development is delayed, likes putting off his clothes, can cry if hungry, does not cry after being full. He is restless, can smile happily if being teased.
Academic performance for school-aged children Preschool children
Children’s Welfare Institution
May 3, 2013
FOXX, male, DOB 10/2005 SN albinism and nystagmus
FOXX is an easy going and quiet boy. Due to his nystagmus, which is common in children with albinism, he has weakened eye sight. He is able to attend school and makes average grades. He is described as carefully listening to the teachers and respecting them. He also loves to do hard work and earns awards from the teachers. WAY TO GO FOXX! He is part of the Journey of Hope Camp and is ready to become part of a family.
Foxx’s reports share:
Foxx was admitted to the SWI as a newborn. He has lived in the institution since being admitted.
Foxx suffers from albinismus and nystagmus. He is quiet and shy, maybe that he has weak sight, and can not see objects clearly, so his actions are timid and slow, but he is very easygoing, and he can get along well with other children. He likes playing toys, likes playing games, and with familiar people he is talkative and has a ready smile, has strong imitation ability, strong language expression ability, can go on normal communication. He knows some common commodities, knows numbers; knows red, yellow, green and blue colors. He has strong adaptability, strong self-care ability, can control his defecation and urination, good gross development, and his fine motor is yet to be improved. He has good appetite, and his appetite is larger than other children.
Now he is in special class, has average marks, likes studying, can obey all kinds of rules of this school, can obey the arrangement of teachers, respects teachers, unites classmates, love labor, and he gets prize from the teachers of the school.
We sincerely hope that he could be adopted earlier and have a happy and stable family, we hope him can grow happily and healthily.
Children’s Welfare Institute
FRANKLIN, male, DOB 12/2008 SN Trisomy 21 (Down Syndrome)
Franklin is part of the Children’s House International and Linyi SWI One to One Partnership. Franklin has designer genes with an extra chromosome #21. He is part of the first children with Down Syndrome to be registered for adoption. Franklin was admitted to his SWI when he was approximately 3 months old. He has been under their care since that time. Franklin is described as being happy, and extroverted but able to have a tantrum if he is upset. He likes the familiar and the routine and needs times when transitioning from one activity or place to another.
Franklin’s reports share:
Medical check at the time of intake: T 36.5°C, P108times/min, R27times/min, general condition was good, no deformity of thorax, clear sounds of both lungs without dry and moist rales, heart rate 108times/min, regular, soft and flat abdomen, no swelling of liver and spleen, no deformity of spine and limbs, primary diagnosis: congenital Down’s syndrome. After admission he grew up happily under the excellent care of working staff, cooperated the caring work and had regular diet and sleep.
During the physical exam on Apr 19 2013: Down’s syndrome, no abnormal findings of other items. Now he has regular diet and sleep, can unbutton, can put off lined clothes and trousers, can stand with holding, can walk with holding the rail, light sleep, can get into sleep after comforting.
He is vaccinated regularly according to the age.
Living habit Regular and good
Usually milk and biscuits, also milk shake; 3 times of milk, 250ml each time, once for milk shake, 250ml each time;
Milk time: 7:00, 11:00 and 17:00;
Personality, hobbies and social ability: He is extroverted, likes making temper, rarely communicates, likes familiar place, can take temper or cry if being disturbed, sometime bullies other kids, likes playing his fingers, needs a period of time to adapt new place.
Academic performance for school-aged children Preschool children
Children’s Welfare Institution
May 3, 2013
GEORGIA, female, DOB: 3/2011
SN: repaired cleft lip, possible repaired cleft palate; possible other delays leading to previous adoption disruption in March 2013
Ray Charles sang it best, “I’m say Georgia, Georgia. A song of you (a song of you) comes as sweet and clear as moonlight through the pines. Other arms reach out to me. Other eyes smile tenderly. Still in peaceful dreams I see the road leads back to you.” We need to find the road, and the person on the road, that are leading to our new toddler Georgia. Georgia was found at approximately 2 weeks old and taken to the SWI. As she was small at admission it is possible that she was born prematurely. There is recent concern from March 2013 that she might have some cerebral palsy. Georgia loves life outside in the garden where she can pick flowers and wild fruits. She delights in the birds, butterflies, ducks and little dogs she gets to see there.
UPDATE Notice from provincial University Hospital, Date: 2013-03-18, 7 AM.
Complaint: motor development delay 2 at years.
History: Weight at 2 month was 2 Kg. Motor development was slow. Able to sit at 1 year old. Able to walk at 1 year 8 month. At 10 month old, able to say ‘mama’, at 1 year 2 month old, able to say ‘how are you’.
Physical exam: Cleft lip and cleft palate. Both lungs sounds loud when breathing, no ‘lou’ sound. Hear beat rhythm in order. ?(print not clear). Four limbs movement good. No cooperation in vision exam. Reflection for both lower limbs relatively active. ?(print not clear).
Initial diagnosis: mental development is normal and she has cerebral palsy
FROM GROWTH REPORT DATED 8/23/2012
Personalities and hobbies: Having been in Fujian Province Rehabilitation center, Georgia received the cleft lip mending operation and excellent care, she recovered well after the operation. Georgia is very beautiful and little. She is quiet and shy, when called, she will smile at you, she is very charming. She likes to play the pulling radish games with the aunts, this makes her very happy. She likes various toys, her favorite game is blocks. She knows to put the circle blocks into the bag full with the same shape blocks. She likes to play in the yard; picking flowers, pulling the weeds, and picking wild fruits. She loves to look at the birds in the sky, the flying butterflies, the ducks in the lake, and the little dog in the cage.
Georgia has good development with limbs, her movement basically balanced, now she can stand up alone by holding some things. She knows how to reach for things in high places on her tiptoes. She can get on her bed with help from the rail. She crawls fast; she can ride the rocking horse, shaking up and down freely. Her appetite and amount are normal. She can eat more than one bowel of nutrition noodles or gruel, 180cc200cc per time for milk. She likes to eat fruits. She has a normal sleep. She can do the movements such as “goodbye” and “welcome”.
The hope of the institute:
Georgia is a smart and lovable child. We hope that she will be adopted by the foreign family so that she can have a happy family to make her receive good education and grow up happily. We wish she will return to the big family which once raised her up —- Wish she will have a beautiful future.
Social Welfare Institute Director: XXX
HARRY, male, DOB 11/2008 SN Congenital Proctatresia and Rectum to Skin Fistula, Anoplasty Postoperative, Hypospadias, and Penis Translocation on Parts of Scrotum, lower indexest
Our International Specialist met Harry in July 2013.
Harry is naturally a charmer at heart. He sweetly tells us how old he is, and even gives a little bow at the end of his “show”. This little guy’s medical may seem scary but we have CHI families who can contest that his special need is very manageable. He certainly won over our hearts, and we can’t wait to find the family who can’t resist his charismatic ways.
Despite his tough start Harry sees the world through big bright eyes and always displays a sweet smile. He is an active young boy who is cheerful in familiar situations. Give him a biscuit and you will be your friend for life. Harry gets along well with his peers, just loves to play with his toy trucks, and will never pass up a chance to play catch!
Harry is smaller than most of his peers, has 15 teeth, and loves to eat all kinds of snacks and fruits. At three years old he could quickly run, had good coordination of his limbs, loved to play with blocks and will surely imitate anything you do. If you give him an album of a painting he will look with deep curiosity, and loves to look at beautiful pictures and lovely animals. He understands his caretakers and follows directions well; if he hears the phone ringing he will find his nanny and say “Mother, your phone is ringing”. Harry loves to play with other children, and loves to sings songs with his peers grinning at the end of every song.
The nannies report that Harry is a lovely boy, who is loved by all. He was admitted into his SWI on 11-18-2008, was diagnosed with congential proctatresis, and underwent a successful anoplasty procedure. 12 days after the surgery Harry had an anal widening procedure before being discharged on 12-18-2008. In addition to this, Harry also received successful urethroplasy and penis extension operations in November of 2011 and has recovered well. Harry remains at his SWI and currently receives anal widening treatments twice a week to ensure proper defecation showing improvements in his anal cavity measurements.
But nothing can stop Harry!
Hendrix, male, DOB 05/2011, SN poor structural development of left cerebrum
It’s okay baby Hendrix! After viewing the video it is apparent we should have named him Hyde, or more appropriately Try-To-Hyde. Hendrix is not impressed with those trying to get in his face nor does he wish to be part of the spotlight during the recent Journey of Hope camp. Hendrix has an abnormal brain scan from his reports. We received an update in October 2013 that states Hendrix can walk independently and has no physical delays. His video is from April 2013 (he was 23 months old) and our in-country China representative saw Hendrix this month and said he was walking independently.Hendrix was admitted to the SWI as a newborn. He is a handsome and chubby little boy who in more secure situations likes to smile, play games and be an all around cutie pie.
His reports share:
Upon admission, height 48cm, head size 36cm, chest size 35cm and weight 2.7kg .
Since admission, according to his state on admission, Hendrix was supplemented appropriate vitamins according to plans. Under doctor’s correct guide, he received some recovery treatment. Under the excellent care and nurture of our SWI, the child has normal development and now he is 65cm in height, 41cm in head size, and 44cm in chest size and 9kg in weight. He has regular routine life. He gets up at 8:00, goes to bed at 22:00 and naps at11:00-15:00. He defecates once at 8;30 everyday. He has 3 meals per day at 8:00, 12:00, 17:00 mainly has rice, milk paste which is mixed with milk and rice cereal, good appetite, likes to eat vegetable and mashed meat, not eat spicy and salty food.
He is favorable, no matter who call him, he will smile at you. Though (he has) poor development of left cerebral, he is same as normal child, knows adult’s words, use limbs to express his meaning; as poor development of left cerebral affect his right physical development, according to doctor’s advices we massage him every day. Now his right hand can do minor motor, right feet can move, we believe under our excellent care, he can become more normal; he likes to listen and talk, play games, especially tamasha on TV. He is a obedient boy, no matter nap at noon or in the night, he lying on his own bed and fall sleep for a while.
Hendrix is a cute and obedient baby.
Agreed to be adopted
Sealed by: Social Welfare Institute Mar.12 2012
JAXON, male, DOB 4/2008 SN cerebral palsy causing some instability in his gait but can walk and run independently
Jaxon is currently living with a foster family and is reported to be happy and capable. He is also quick to share with others. He has a grin that takes over his whole face! You can see for yourselves in the following video links.
Jaxon’s reports state:
Jaxon, male, was found to have been abandoned on October 13, 2008. Despite the efforts of the policemen from the Xi’wulu police substation, the biological parents of the abandoned baby were not found. So the baby was confirmed as an abandoned baby and was sent to the Children’s Welfare Institute on that very day. Based on the physical development of the child, the doctors of our institute estimated that the child was born on April 13, 2008.
Jaxon suffers from spastic brain paralysis, but he is a lovely child. He has been living in a family under the program of “homeland with loving care” of our institute. Now he can eat his meal without the help of adults. His favorite food includes rice, tofu, meat, shrimp and potato. His favorite fruits include apple, banana, orange and watermelon.
Jaxon is a lively child. He can well communicate with other people. He can sing simple children’s songs, such as “Little Mouse Climbing the Desk Lamp” and “A Little Child with Narrowed Eyes Coming to the Teahouse.” He can pull a trick and lodge a complaint. He likes playing toys, and can play with other children. His favorite toys include gun, toy blocks and cars.
Jaxon is an independent child who can put on and off his own clothes, socks and shoes. He can walk from the door of his own family to the gate of our institute. He can walk upstairs from the first floor to the fifth floor and come downstairs in the opposite direction. He can tell the right from the wrong. He can go to the toilet where he defecates and urinates independently. He can also flush the toilet and cover the toilet seat.
Jaxon knows to take care of others including his younger sister. For example, when a new toy is available in the house, he would say, “Mom, let the younger sister play the toy first. I will wait until she does not play the toy.” When the whole family members watch television program, he would let his younger sister sit on the children’s car and he himself would sit on a children’s chair. He is a sensible child.
Jaxon is a lovely boy. We hope sincerely that he can be adopted as soon as possible and that he can grow up healthily and happily in a warm and happy family.
Children’s Welfare Institute
September 16, 2013
Jeddedai, male, DOB 10/2009, SN hearing loss of both ears (left ear is serious, and right ear is minor); deformity of left auricle, atresia of left acoustic duct, excrescence before the right ear, dermoid tumor of left eye
Jeddedai met with our International Specialist in July of 2013 who sates that he acts like a regular pre school child who can certainly hear! He is also potty trained as of September 2013.
Jeddedai is a sweet boy who, from his video, can hear just fine, he follows directions, plays well with his classmates, minds his manners with “please” and “thank you”, and attends Kindergarten at his SWI. Jeddedai is an active little guy who thrives in a familiar environment; he may seem shy at first but soon comes out of his shell and loves to talk to everyone.
Jeddedai has suffered some hearing loss, but doesn’t let that slow him down. He runs and jumps without difficulty; goes up and down stairs without help and can stand on one foot by himself. Jeddedai is curious about everything, and desperately wants to learn more about the world! He dresses himself and feeds himself, but still needs a forever family to love him. The SWI reports that he will receive surgery when he’s five years old to remove a dermoid tumor that has formed near his left ear. Currently Jeddedai is 90cm, weighs 14 kg, has a head circumference of 49cm, and has 20 teeth ready to chomp on lunch.
Jessalin, female, DOB 12/2009, SN Hep B+, Language Delay
Our international specialist met Jessalin in person on 7/15/13.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.
Her video links are below. Listen to what she hears every day, all day. Listen to the sounds of the orphanage. Do YOU feel overwhelmed?
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;
Life schedule: get up at 6:00, nap at 10:30, go to bed at 20:00
Meal time: breakfast at 6:30, lunch at 11:00, supper at 17:00; defecate 1-2 times per day, urinate 6-7times
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.
JIMMY, male, DOB 7/2006
SN: Facial Deformities, Post Op resection of polydactyl on left hand, delayed mental development
- ***ATTENTION FAMILIES THAT ARE INTERESTED IN ADOPTING JIMMY*** If a family commits to Jimmy by Christmas Eve then they will qualify for a $5,000 Brittany’s Hope Grant.
Like the late night T.V host Jimmy Fallon, our little boy Jimmy isn’t afraid to be a little bit crazy. His big personality is hard to ignore and like every person in show business…sometimes you need to re-invent yourself. What better way than a name change? Formerly known as Sunny Jim our new and rising star, Jimmy, will take your breath away.
Jimmy is one marvelous young man. Our International Specialist met Jimmy on 7/15/13. You would expect a boy with facial deformities like his to be shy and reserved. But he is truly an amazing kid, with a personality that fills a room and keeps us fighting for his forever family. We desperately wanted him to be a CHI kid because his character carries such a presence that it’s obvious he will take big strides in life. He is a clever young boy who is ready to tackle the world at full speed. His smile lights up the room and he has a way of making everybody around him laugh with delight! He’s active, and clearly has a charm about him that is simply irresistible. He mixes well with his classmates, loves playing with his friends, and communicates well with his caretakers and teachers. He’s polite, and sassy, a combination that is unmatched in a boy like this.
Jimmy has obviously been loved, and welcomes the world with open arms. He wants to be everybody’s friend and playmate, and is no way affected psychologically by his deformities. He loves to draw, write, and sing songs, and is always excited to go outdoors. Jimmy has a natural ability to express himself orally and performs well in school. He can read, write, count, and recite poems, and has wonderful handwriting!
Jimmy reports states “His illness is very special: there is deformity with his left facial bones, there is neither left eyeball nor left maxillary sinus; his left ear and left cerebral hemisphere develop worse than his right counterparts. In addition, he suffers from polysyndactyly on his left hand. From May 25, 2010 to June 10, 2010, our institute took him to the Hospital where he underwent the operation of resection of polydactyly on his left hand and skin flap transfer. The operation went smoothly. At present, the external appearance of Jimmy’s left hand is basically normal; there is a tiny post-surgery scar at his left thumb; he has an average ability to grasp and hold things.”
The only thing Jimmy needs in the world, is a forever family!
KAPLIN, male, DOB 11/2011 SN CHD, bilateral hearing loss/deafness
HAPPY KAPPY! He truly is. Kappy adores his caregivers and they adore him. He was especially dressed up for his photos and as you can see, he can rock a hat. Kaplin is developmentally on target except for language which is expected since he has a significant hearing loss or is deaf. There is a ABR hearing test in the file and a professional would be able to better understand the results. Kappy is in the CWI which has a One to One relationship with Children’s House International. Kaplin’s reports were written when he was 18 months old.
Kaplin’s reports state:
He can sit, crawl and stand with holding (support), can walk with holding (support), can walk for several steps with holding (support), has normal mental development. He is active, restless, smart, likes exploring and observing, has strong practical ability. He likes playing with adults, can gaze at adult’s eyes carefully when talk to him, can giggle if tease him, can understand facial expressions.
Medical check at the time of intake: T 36.2°C, symmetrical pupils, light reflex existent, soft neck, tracheae at the center, no swelling of thyroid, no deformity of ears and nose, rough sounds of both lungs without dry and moist rales, umbilical cord not fallen down, no deformity of limbs and spine, heart rate 160 times/min, primary diagnosis: CHD. After admission he cooperated the treatment under good care of working staff. On Apr 14 2012 he was fostered in loving institute He is found to have dysaudia and CHD. On Jan 14 2013 he received correction of tricuspid valve ebstein malformation and repair of VSD” in Beijing Anzhen Hospital affiliated to Capital Medical University. A physical exam on Apr 2 2013: dysaudia, CHD, tricuspid valve ebstein malformation, tricuspid incompetence, large backflow, rickets(pigeon chest). Now his diet and sleep are regular, has normal defecation and urination. He is vaccinated regularly according to the age.
May 3, 2012
KASHMIR, female, DOB 3/2009 SN lower limb deformity
Kashmir just received an update as of 12/6/13 that states she doesn’t have CHD and the only medical need that she has is lower limb deformity. Kashmir has been in her SWI for a year and her life prior to admission in unknown. She could stand but could not walk and is now working in the SWI on her physical strengthening. There appears to be an issue with her knees but since she is wearing pants in her pictures, it is hard to understand the issue. Kashmir has really started to blossom! Her medical report states she has post operative CHD but that is suspected to be a paperwork error. Confirmation on that is pending. This report was written when Kashmir was 3.5 years old. Please meet Kashmir!
From Kashmir’s reports:
On admission, we found that the child can stand but cannot walk, she cannot dare to take a step, and after the check by doctor: there is not any problem with this child, but she has limited motion of lower limbs. So we do not hurry to report her for adoption, but we get teachers to give her rehabilitation training. After training for more than one year, now she has made big progress.
She can roll over, sit alone, can stand with holding something, with one hand held she can take step to walk, but her knee joints presenting a little hard, and this is different from other children. This child is outgoing, has a ready smile, she likes playing with other children. Now she can pronounce some simple words, and she is a cute child.
After admission the child was raised in a group by the welfare institute, now she has 3 meals for rice, noodles etc. her food volume is about 2 liang, twice snacks per day for milk, biscuits, fruits and etc. She gets up at 6:30, nap at: 12:30, go to bed at 20:00, the caretaker can take care of her defecation and defecation. Every day the caretaker will take him to the activity room to listen to the music and play with other children etc.
Now Kashmir’s height is 96cm,weight: 13.7kg, head size:48cm, chest size:53cm. Apart from Limited motion of lower limbs, the results of his other routine examinations are normal. We hope that she could be adopted by a loving family from another country so that she could have a happy family, get good education and develop happily.
KELLIN, male, DOB 8/2011 SN congenital anophthalmia
It’s heartbreaking to see a child so miserable and sad. Picture after picture of Kellin shows the face of a child crying and needing someone to care for him. His nannies say that Kellin lives in a dark world and they don’t know how to care for his condition. We are looking for a family that has experience dealing with visually impaired children. He is a strong boy with a strong personality. He smiles occasionally and does accept comfort. In the latest video of Kellin he is leaning into his nanny for love. Our International China Specialist (Heidi) was fortunate to meet Kellin in person on 7/15/13. He lives in a world of a small crib, literally. Kellin is desperate to touch, feel, and love. He NEEDS to be in a home with loving parents who can help Kellin learn to smile.
KELLIN can blow some awesome musical raspberries! Take a look at his video and you will see him contentedly using his hand to makes sounds with his lips. When the music begins playing in the background he immediately takes note. He can crawl on his hands and knees and can stand independently while holding onto a railing or a caregiver’s hand. He has a hearty laugh and giggles when others talk with him. Kellin has been in his CWI since he was a newborn. He is part of the CHI One to One partnership.
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Kellin’s reports share:
Favorite Foods: The diagnosis on admission: congenital anophthalmia. On Feb.1 2013 the results of examination showed: congenital anophthalmia, results of T3, T4, TSH—3 are in normal range; others are normal. Now he has routine diet, sleep and average appetite. Now he can crawl with hands and knees and can make sound with hands waving his lip; he can roll over. Presently he can stand with hands holding the bed or the steady stand.
He is vaccinated according to the plan.
Daily routine schedule:
Physical and mental and development: Mainly have the mixture of biscuit and milk powder;Sometimes he has supplementary food (snacks/extra meals, usually it consists of rice flour and fruit puree (bananas and apples). He has a bottle 4-5 times a day, 270ml per meal;
Personality, hobbies and social ability: Introverted, fairly timid; fond of listening to music; have a ready smile. Now he can make sound of yiyiyaya. If the staffs imitate his sounds of yiyiyaya, he would laugh.
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KENYA, female, DOB 3/2009 SN Small Cleft Palate (had mild language and hearing loss at admission to the SWI in June 2011 but appears to have improved through therapy at the Children’s Rehabilitation Center in her city)
Children’s Day in China is June 1st every year. It is meant to be a day dedicated to fun and celebrating the child in each family. For Kenya, this was worst possible way to celebrate Children’s Day. She was left by her family at the age of two years old. Did her family hope that this special day would bring good luck to her in life and in finding a new home? She was left with a birth note so her birthdate is likely accurate.
Kenya loves athletics. She is agile and active and loves to tease with adults and other children. She appears to be smart and curious. Kenya was reported to have a mild hearing loss and language delay when she entered the SWI in 2011 but her 2012 reports do not mention this and state her hearing is normal. She does still have a “mild cleft palate” which does not appear to have been repaired.
Kenya’s reports share:
Description on admission:
PE on admission: 88cm in height, 14kg in weight, 49cm in head size, 49.5cm in chest size, well-featured, no deformity of spine, thorax was systematic and no deformity, no special findings of heart, abdomen and lungs; mild language and hearing dysaudia; mild cleft palate, digitus minimus of both hands were upturning. (not sure what this means) She took paper note with her:
Since admission, she has breakfast: vermicelli, noodles, congee, deep-fried dough sticks, steamed stuffed bun in turn every day, but she likes vermicelli; lunch is main for rice, supper is main for rice; moderate sleep, lying on back when she is sleeping. Sleep time: get up at 7:00, nap for 2-3 hours at noon and go to bed at 21:00. She has some fruits and snacks before sleep, good appetite, not choosy food, has regular defecation and urination.
Kenya likes taking a bath. After a period of rehabilitation treatment in Children’s rehabilitation Center of our City, she can say some simple words.
Characters and hobbies:
She is extroverted, clever, active and lovely. She likes playing in outdoors best, likes teasing with adults and she likes sports.
She is healthy and beautiful.
KIMBERLIN, female, DOB 1/2007 SN Down Syndrome, clubbed feet
Kimberlin has designer genes. She has an additional copy of the 21st chromosome. She is timid and afraid of many things like new people, new things in her environment and of the dark. With the comfort of the light on, she is able to sleep soundly. Kimberlin spent her first 8 months with her birth family. Her clubbed feet have not been repaired so she had a difficult time standing without help and is therefore not yet walking. Sadly, Kimberlin is growing up in an institution and is likely not getting many cuddles or much one on one care.
Kimberlin’s reports state:
Physical and Intellectual development
Medical check at the time of intake: T 36.8°C, P100times/min, R21tiems/min, foolish appearance, no deformity of thorax, clear sound of both lungs without dry and moist rales, heart rate 100times/min, regular, flat abdomen, no swelling of liver and spleen, no deformity of spine and limbs,
primary diagnosis: congenital Down’s syndrome. After admission she grew up happily under the excellent care of working staff, no abnormal findings were found. PE on Apr 19 2013: club feet, mental development delayed, no other abnormal findings. Now she has regular diet and sleep, just likes milk powder and milk shake, not interested with complementary food, can have simple dialogue with working staff, can unbutton, can put off unlined clothes and trousers, can stand with holding.
She is vaccinated regularly according to the age.
Living habit Regular and good
Usually milk and biscuits, also milk shake; 3 times of milk, 250ml each time, once for milk shake, 300ml each time;
Milk time: 7:00, 11:00 and 17:00;
Personality, hobbies and social ability
Kimberlin is introverted, likes her familiar place, rejects strange people and strange things, likes safe place, timid, likes waving her upper body in the bed to play, afraid of dark, can sleep soundly with light turning on.
LANDRY, male, DOB 4/2010 SN postoperative cleft lip, cleft palate, large motor delay, developmentally delayed
The photo of Landry has been updated and was taken in July 2013. In a new medical update given to CHI in October 2013, Landry is unable to walk or talk. He likes be hugged and is a happy boy. Landry loves to play on the swing and is always interested in new things. He still can’t eat solid foods and wears diapers.
Landry is a wee toddler boy who needs some extra attention! He was born with a cleft lip and cleft palate. His lip was repaired in December 2011 but his palate has yet to be repaired. Landry was admitted to his SWI when he was approximately 3 weeks old. For unknown reasons, Landry is not meeting his physical developmental milestones. He cannot yet walk on his own. Landry is in the One to One program with Children’s House International and we hope to have an updated medical on him by September of 2013.
Landry’s reports state:
Upon approval of civil affairs bureau he was sent to this institute on May 12 2010. On admission he had conscious mind, average reaction, had flexible reflex towards light, no abnormal findings in spine, cleft upper lip through the palate, the physiological reflex existed, pathology reflex was not educed. He has been vaccinated and taken the vaccines on all of the stages according to children’s planned immunization program.
Now the child: height: 80.5cm, weight: 8.7kg, head size: 45cm, chest size: 49.5cm. The child is gentle, can crawl, can use his upper arms to support his body, can sit with supported, likes to be cuddled by his caretaker, and likes listening to music.
Regular diet, keeps good hours, use diaper, and defecate once per day, urine several times per day, has sound sleep.
History: on Dec.6 2011 he had repair of cleft lip, no food or drug allergy history now.
Diet: stable food: milk, rice paste and etc such liquid diet, 5 times per day, supplementary with yoghourt, juice and etc, likes milk, average appetite.
On May.31 2012 he had a physical examination at the No.2 Hospital Affiliated with the Medical College, except for his postoperative cleft lip, his unrepaired cleft palate, and delayed growth development all other physical aspects and tests were normal.
Sealed by: Children’s Welfare Institute
LANEYA, female, dob 3/2009 SN rickets, growth development delay (unknown cause)
Please see the transformation of Laneya!! Watch the video taken in June of 2012 and then watch the video taken in August 2013. In just ONE YEAR Laneya has dramatically changed in the most amazing way possible. Not only is she able to walk but she can jump and dance. A year earlier she struggled to crawl by herself. Watch Laneya follow directions from her nanny and be a light of sunshine.
Laneya is described as being an active and outgoing child. She is a lovely little lass who delights in music. She has been diagnosed with rickets, malnutrition and developmental delay but it’s hard to tell after watching her dance around in the video. There is NO biological or physical explanation as to why she is behind other than her environment in an institution. Across the board in China orphanages, the children show global delays. Even under the best conditions, the rule of thumb is a 1 month developmental delay for each 3 months in an institution. So we would expect LANEYA to be 13 months delayed at best.
She is currently a part of the Children’s House International One to One Partnership and by the end of September 2013 we hope to have updated medical information on her.
Laneya’s report from June 2012 states:
On admission the child had conscious mind, and average spirits, average reaction, no abnormalities of spine, average motor function of head and neck. After admission she has got all of the vaccines in due time.
Presently the child is 75cm in height, 8.1kg in weight, 43.2cm in head size and 49cm in chest size. The child is active and outgoing, can walk by baby walker, can babble, can drink milk with hands holding onto milk container and likes to be cuddled by the caretaker; she has a ready smile, and is fond of listening to music.
She has routine meal, and her defecation and urination with diapers, defecation once and urination for several times, and has good sleep.
She is not allergic to the food and medicine, and doesn’t have the history of major diseases.
Diet condition; mainly milk, rice, meat puree and vegetable puree, 3 meals a day; supplementary foods are fruits and yoghourt; she likes to milk and has good appetite.
On May.31 2012, Laneya had a physical examination at the University Hospital. Their medical examination stated she was COMPLETELY NORMAL except for the delayed growth development.
Signed June 2012
LANSING, male, DOB 11/2008 SN growth development delay (low muscle tension in legs, developmentally delayed
Little Lansing needs our help! According to his paperwork he has just celebrated his 4th birthday but he is not walking independently nor is he talking. Lansing is still in diapers. In October 2013 we received new medical information that suggests severe mental delays. This handsome little moppet needs an advocate and someone who can speak for him as he cannot speak well for himself. Lansing is currently in the Children’s House International One to One Program.
Lansing’s reports state:
Lansing was admitted to the SWI when he was a newborn. On admission the child had conscious mind, and average spirits, average reaction, no abnormalities of spine, average motor function of head and neck. After admission he has got all of the vaccines in due time.
Presently the child is 82cm in height, 10kg in weight, 44.5cm in head size and 47cm in chest size. The child is shy and quiet, can walk and jump, can stand with hands holding onto desk and walks for several steps, can hold the toy in hand, can say one and two and can say mom. He is fond of watching TV and listening to music; he can wiggle himself following music, has a ready smile and gets along with children well.
He has routine meal, and uses diapers when defecation and urination, defecation once and urination for several times, and has good sleep.
He is not allergic to the food and medicine, and doesn’t have the history of major diseases.
On May.31 2012 he had the physical examination at the University Hospital, and except growth development delayed, others are normal.
LAUGHLIN, male, DOB 6/2008 SN atelencephalia (difference in the structure of the brain likely hydrocephalus)
Look at Laughlin’s pictures first. UH! Stop reading! Look at his delightful photos. Now you can see why this little boy is named LAUGHLIN. He is full of spunk and spirit. He presents as having hydrocephalus as his medical diagnosis but is cognitively and physically developing well. Laughlin is active and bright. He is brave too. He is fond of games and sports. This fun boy will likely have nightly pockets full of interesting things he collects throughout the day. Laughlin is in the SWI which has a One to One partnership with Children’s House International.
Update from October 2013: We have received great news from his SWI that states Laughlin”s mental development is normal. He is on track with other kids his age and will thrive once he is with a family. With his charm and intelligence, Laughlin is a favorite among his teachers. This boy loves cuddling and as it starts to get chilly outside he will want more snuggling and hugs. Social, kind-hearted and curious, Laughlin is growing up to be a great boy.
Laughlin’s reports state:
Laughlin was found at approximately two days old and was transferred to the SWI in 2009.
Medical check at the time of intake: T 36.2°C, large head size, good breathing sound of both lungs, heart rate 110 times/min, regular, soft and flat abdomen, no swelling of liver and spleen, no deformity of spine and limbs, accurate measure of nervous system, pathological reflex not educed, primary diagnosis: hydrocephalus.
After admission he grew up happily under the excellent care of working staff, no abnormal findings were found except large skull. A physical exam on Apr 19 2013 gave the diagnosis: atelencephalia.
Now Laughlin has regular diet and sleep, can go up and down stairs, can stand with single foot for 5 seconds, can put on and take off clothes, can draw lines and circles, can recognize big and small, can count numbers, can know female and male, can wash his hands, can learn quickly.
He is vaccinated regularly according to the age.
Laughlin is introverted, quiet, ready to smile, restless after having sports, likes group games, likes ball toys, good at sociality, can put on clothes, likes tidy; can count numbers, have good temper, also a brave boy. He never cries when being given an injection if accompanied by the caretaker. He likes exploring strange things, can adapt well.
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May 3, 2013
LENNOX, male, DOB 3/2001 SN Hep B positive
After waiting 4 years for an update on this child, there is now one!! It is positive. Combined with his new video taken at the Shaanxi Journey of Hope Camp in September, perhaps Lennox will have the opportunity for families to get to know him. Please take a minute and get to know Lennox at the following video link.
Lennox’s reports state:
Lennox is a lively and lovely boy. He is 12 years old and is a student of Grade One of a junior middle school. His academic performance is quite well. He respects his teachers and gets along well with his classmates. He is popular with everybody.
Lennox develops very well in all aspects. He can well adapt himself to the environment. He has very good verbal communication ability. He is quite strong and likes playing basketball and football. He also likes playing games, watching television, playing toy cars (planes), “Transformers” and jigsaw puzzle. He plays jigsaw puzzle very conscientiously. And he can piece together a lot of things, including plane and loading machine. Lennox is very smart. He can piece together small articles that are randomly placed into a toy. So he is admired by other students.
Lennox eats and drinks quite well. He is not particular with his food. His favorite food includes rice, noodle and meat. His favorite fruits include apple, banana and watermelon.
Lennox knows quite well how to look after himself. He can make bed and put things in his wardrobe in order by himself. He can wash his own dirty clothes. After waking up each morning he would make his bed, clean the dormitory and help other students.
Lennox is an outgoing, lively and lovely boy. We sincerely hope he would be adopted as soon as possible and grow up happily and healthily in a warm and happy family.
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Director of the Institute:
October 23, 2013
LEXIS, female, DOB 9/2005 SN right ear microtia, maxillary malformation
Lexis adores playing with other children. That is her favorite thing to do but she also likes reading and going to school. Lexis currently lives with a foster family and was admitted to her SWI as a newborn. She is waiting for her own forever family . The end of her report states, “She lives in the welfare institute for so many years, and nobody come to claim her” No child should be unclaimed. Lexis is part of the Journey of Hope Camp.
Lexis has reduced hearing in her right ear but she can hear and speak well.
Lexis’ reports state:
Lexis, female, was found abandoned at the gate of Children’s Welfare Institute as a newborn.
Lexis is a child who suffers from microtia and deformed accessory auricles, occlusalf surface development deformity. Now she was fostered in a villager’s home. In the new family she got patient care from her father and mother, and now she lives well. She is introverted. She is shy and quiet, and she will not say hello to unfamiliar people, but she can have good communication with her family. She knows many objects, knows the common commodities, and knows some common sense.
She likes going to school, likes reading, and studies without being told to do so. After school, she obediently does her homework and helps clean the house. She can take care of herself very well, and she can put on clothes and eat without help.
She lives in the welfare institute for so many years, and nobody come to claim her. Considering of her future life and her happiness, so we reported her information, and we hope that she can find a warm and happy family.
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LORALAI, female, DOB 10/2007
SN: Delayed Development
UPDATE NEW VIDEOs from SEPTEMBER 2013
LORALAI is suspected to have suffered Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE) at birth
Loralai was introduced to CHI International Specialist in July of 2013 and did not seem to present with mental delays.
Loralai was admitted into her SWI on November 2, 2007, and has lived with her foster family since September of 2010. She attends a nearby pre-school and lives a normal life with two older foster sisters she loves to play with. Loralai is a healthy and active girl who loves cartoons and stuffed animals.
Loralai is growing steadily like a normal child her age, she follows directions that her teacher gives her, she gets along with children at school, answers questions asked of her, and loves to mimic the sounds of her favorite animals. Loralai can count well and is learning to read and write, she’s outgoing and active, but sometimes her memory is not as strong as other children her age. What’s Lorali’s favorite question? “What is it?” She is curious about everything and loves to learn about the world. Loralai is looking for her forever family and loving parents.
Since there was a suspected HIE Loralai was administered an IQ test. The reliability of the test and the tester is unknown. While Loralai scored with an IQ of possibly 66 (it was mainly due to a delay in the language area), she gets dressed on her own, loves to eat with chopsticks, always washes her hands before she eats, helps her mother with chores, knows her shapes and colors, understands the difference between things like big and small, has many friends, and is a fast learner. We hope to soon see an updated IQ test which will reflect how bright this little girl seems.
Her report specifically states:
In order to know the development state of her brain, the institute did CT plain scan ON crania in Children’s Hospital of Shanghai City for her and the result was no abnormal finding in her brain. Because HIE may affect her mental development, we did WPPSI mental test for her on Jul.17, 2012 and the result was 66 for IQ. Therefore, the doctor diagnosed that her mental state was lying in critical state.
Result of WPPSI for 3-6 years old child:
Language IQ: 59
Operation IQ: 80
Total IQ: 66
The mental development of this child lies in critical state.
LOGAN & LUCAS, males, DOB 8-2006
SN:Progressive Muscular Dystrophy
Logan & Lucas met our International Specialist, Heidi, in July of 2013
Logan and Lucas were admitted to their SWI in 2010. These two boys are forever joined as twins as well by a debilitating progressive condition. This disorder is highly researched in the United States, and great progress is expected to be made in the near future. Logan & Lucas desperately need a family who can provide them with a loving home and the support they will continue to need.
Lucas’s SN: Progressive Muscular Dystrophy, right groin hernia inclined
Lucas the younger brother, is considered to be gentler and shyer of the two. He is very intelligent and follows his teacher’s directions well. Lucas loves math, is always eager to learn in school, and has excellent interpersonal relations. He loves to play with building blocks and is happy to sit quietly to play alone but just loves to run and jump outside. Lucas is a curious young boy who loves to do gymnastics and has a thirst for knowledge.
Lucas has been diagnosed with muscular dystrophy and an indirect inguinal hernia. The doctors believed that because the boy suffers from progressive muscular dystrophy, he would be exposed to a high degree of risk if he underwent an operation to correct his hernia, additionally the doctor’s found no incarceration in his indirect inguinal hernia. As a result, it was decided not to perform the operation on him. Lucas also shows slower physical development compared to kids his age. He cannot walk or run quickly, and has some difficulty in walking up and down stairs. Sometimes he uses his hands to support his knees. But this doesn’t slow Lucas down, he studies hard and has gradually caught up with his peers in school. He is excited to begin learning basic math skills.
We want to congratulate Lucas in winning FIRST PRIZE in a contest of reciting children’s songs held at his SWI. Way to go Lucas!
Logan’s SN: Progressive Muscular Dystrophy
Logan certainly behaves like an older sibling. He is bold and active, has a ready smile, big eyes, and bushy eyebrows that would stop anybody in their tracks. Often times this boy carries a smile on his face, even if he seems a little shy at first around strangers. Logan has a strong collective spirit and is an active young boy. And like all kids, Logan just loves chocolate, and flying kites! Logan knows his shapes, colors, and is learning to count at a first grade level.
While Logan tested positive and was initially diagnosed with progress muscular dystrophy, he is currently not showing any characteristics of this disorder. He runs and jumps without difficulty, goes up and down stairs easily, and can stand on one foot without help. He leads the way for his brother by trying things first then encouraging Lucas to follow suit.
MAKAI, male, DOB 2/2011 SN Cataract and Mal-Development of his Right Eye
Makai met our International Specialist in July of 2013.
Makai was admitted to his SWI in July of 2011 and was diagnosed with congenital cataract of his right eye, and mal-development of the right eye.
He is a toddler… all busy BOY. You’d think that his vision issue might slow him down, that’s not the case- he certainly behaves like any other child. He is a bright 2 year old toddler, repeats words, can identify his eyes, ears, and nose and is one inquisitive young boy. Since one eye doesn’t work correctly, sometimes Makai shifts his head so he can see better. This little boy seems to struggle to keep balance in his world, but it’s obvious that he can do anything any other child his age can do.
Makai needs a family that can advocate for his vision issue and he’s young enough to get help now that will forever effect his development.
We now know that the first few years of a child’s development are the most important. Partially-sighted or blind infants and toddlers can experience delays in some areas of their development. Early Intervention programs provide educational support and information to families that have a young child with impaired vision.
Tickle this boy and you are sure to get a giggle, he is a lovely boy, and all of the nannies love him.
MAXIM, male, DOB 1/2006 SN Sensitive Need (DSD), G banding analysis result: 46, XY.
Maxim and his friend Margaux make a great team! When Maxim gets a little stuck in his song and dance routine, Margaux skedaddles in to help him out. They are a delightful dancing duo. Maxim likes to “bask in the sun and play”.. He is also described as “more optimistic and active, has a ready smile, he likes playing with other children best, sometimes he is impatient, likes listening to music. He is a lovely child.” Maxim is capable and clever. “He is always curious and is ready to explore. Now he goes to school on time every day, he performs well in class. He can cooperate well when teacher teaches him children’s songs or pictures, and he can get along well with other children”
Maxim’s reports state:
Maxim was admitted to the SWI as a young infant.
Under the careful care of the caretaker, he has good physical development, normal development of spine, limbs and intelligence. At the age of one year and a half he can walk alone successfully, can imitate adults’ words, such has: baba, mama and so on. He can put toys into a container and pour out, he will be cooperative when taking in clothes. He can imitate adults’ actions, such as: clap hands, goodbye, and so on, he can pick up small things and give them to aunt.
At the age of 2 years, he can sit in the chair, his hands and feet can be cooperative; when playing he can lower down and stand up; he can recognize and point out accurately every part of the body, such as: head, ear, eyes, and so on. He can call other children’s names. At the age of 2 years and a half, he can take off shoes and socks, he can go up and down stairs with little help; can play with other children, such as: push cars, build blocks, and etc.
At the age of 3 years, he can jog, he can hold the spoon to eat, use the tubularis to take in the drink; can take off loosen clothes and trousers, can take on shoes, can turn the door to open the door. At the age of 4 years, he can communicate with aunt by language, such has: I want drink, what is this? Where are you going?” and so on. He has studied in the kindergarten; when teacher teaching children’s songs, he can move with beats, such as: xiao bai tu, bai you bai……and so on.
At the age of 5 years, he can help aunt do some simple housework, such as: taking dinnerware, move stool, pick toys, and so on. He likes learning new knowledge, from his sight, movement, and ability, we can get he is very active and clever, and he has a strong will. He is always restless and is ready to explore. Now he goes to school on time every day, he performs well in class. He can be well cooperative when teacher teaches him children’s songs or pictures, and he can get along well with other children. He can hold pen by right hand to imitate to write, such has: one, zero, and so on. He can turn over pages to read children’s books, can recognize all kinds of colors. He is chasing to improve when study, he can put on and take off clothes on his own initiative. He can take care of himself well, and so on. He can wash hands, wash face, eat, go to toilet and so on. He is a good helper of auntie, he can do some housework, such as: do some cleaning, put toys in order, and so on. He can say hello to others on his own initiative, we all like him very much.
Now he is 107cm in height, 19kg in weight, 50.5cm in head size, and 55.5cm in chest size and 16.5cm in foot length. He has 10 upper teeth and 10 lower teeth.
3. Daily life and personality
Maxim has group life in the institute and daily routines. Bath time is 18:30 and he likes taking bath. At 8:00 and 16:00 he goes out to bask in the sun and play. He is more optimistic and active, has a ready smile, he likes playing with other children best, sometimes he is impatient, likes listening to music. He is a lovely child.
MIRAI, female, DOB 7/2001 SN Cerebral Palsy
Mirai is truly a wonderful young lady with a strong spirit. When she met our International Specialist in July of 2013 she rode the bus by herself to the SWI. She very much wants to be adopted and brought along stunning pieces of art that are nothing short of inspiring. Despite her physical challenges, Mirai is one gifted artist.
Mirai was admitted to her SWI in September of 2006, soon after she was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy, the recovery phase of Hepatitis B, and slight malnutrition. Now her growth and development are basically normal, and mentally she is on target. Mirai has a strong curiosity and loves to be involved in her classroom. She is extremely motivated to be independent; her nanny’s explained that she will work all night to finish a project on her own, without assistance.
Mirai very much wants to succeed in life, and certainly has the drive she will need. Mirai is dutiful about practicing to improve her handwriting, and perfecting her artistic talent. She listens carefully, and always finishes her homework on time, and is helpful to other children. Mirai loves to draw, play games, and watch TV. Other than her physical impairment Mirai is a thriving young lady searching for her forever family.
CP is a non-progressive condition, her brain damage won’t progress over time. This young lady is sure to make great strides in life and until you meet Mirai for yourself, you can’t begin to know what a strong independent, loving child she is. She just needs a chance.
NICKELLE, female, DOB 10/2003 SN post-operative spinal meningocele, postoperative hydrocephalus, paralysis of the lower limbs
Nickelle’s body may seem compromised but her smile certainly does not!!
It is unlikely to find a more open and full faced smile. Nickelle just
shines. She was given the privacy name Nickelle after the precious metal
Nickel which also shines and is much stronger than it appears. She is
determined and will even throw a tantrum or two if she needs to get her
needs met. Nickelle had surgery to remove her congenital spina
menigocele. It is unclear whether the paralysis to her legs was due to
the meningocele or the surgery to remove it. Hydrocephalus oftens occurs
with spina meningocele and Nickelle has also had a shunt surgically
implanted to drain it. Nickelle has spent time away from her SWI
receiving her medical treatment but has returned to their care.
Nickelle’s reports share:
On Oct 13, 2010 she was sent to our institution by the public security
bureau. PE after admission, she is 48cm in height, kg in weight, 34cm in
head size and 30 cm in chest size, 10cm in hip size, 8cm in foot length,
32 cm in sitting height. Admitting diagnosis: 1. Congenital spina
bifida, meningocele with fracture; 2. Hydrocephalus.
Nickelle has been in the institute for 3years and was transferred to
other province for treatment due to heavy illness. Then she was back to
institute in 2012 and has been living in the infant room. Now she gets
up at 6:00, naps at 11:30-14:00, goes to bed at 20:30, breakfast at
6:30, lunch at 10:30, added food at 19:30, supper at 16:30, incontinence
of defecation and urination. she drinks a bottle honey water before
sleep. She likes honey water, good appetite, a bowl each meal, likes
sweet food and fruits, occasionally picks at food.
Personality and the expression, interests and the social ability:
Nickelle is optimistic and open, ready to smile, occasionally obstinate,
can cry if not comfortable, even makes temper. Although she suffers
congenital spina bifida and limited motion of both down limb, she tries
to turn over after lying down, can sit for a while with holding, can
turn her head, likes being hugged to tease her, can gaze the eyes when
talk to her, can make sounds of “aa”, can call “mom”, can recognize
strange and familiar people, can understand the facial expression, can
express her need, can wave good bye. Now she can hold the toys, can put
things into her mouth, can hold the milk bottle to drink water, can have
biscuits, can use the tube to drink.
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Jul 2, 2013
NIKOLI, male, DOB 7/2006 SN Postoperative Left Diaphragmatic Hernia
Nikolai was introduced to our International Specialist, Heidi, in July of 2013.
Nikolai has lived with a foster family since 2007 and attends kindergarten near his home. Nikolai is our shy and quiet young boy, who is rarely willing to speak with strangers. He takes time to adjust to new environments before he shows his true colors. He speaks clearly and gets along well with his peers, he has a close relationship with his foster family, and just loves car models. You may find this surprising, but Nikolai loves cartoons and cake! Pair that with a puzzle or a game and you will surely win his heart.
Nikolai received surgery to correct his hernia in 2007 and has healed well. He is in par with his peers and truly wants a forever family to love him. At this time he is healthy and not in need of any other surgeries or treatments.
NOLIN, male, DOB 1/2009 SN Trisomy 21 (Down Syndrome)
Nolin is part of the Children’s House International and Linyi SWI One to One Partnership. Nolin has designer genes with an extra chromosome #21. He is part of the first group of children from his SWI with Down Syndrome to be registered for adoption. Nolin was admitted to his SWI when he was approximately 8 months old. He has been under their care since that time. Nolin is described as being happy, and generally content. He is more on the timid side but will smile happily when being teased.
Nolin’s reports share:
Physical and Intellectual development: Medical check at the time of intake: T 36.7°C, P110times/min, no fever, crying and cough, no phlegm and diarrhoea, clear mind, good nutrition, reddish skin, soft neck, no deformity of thorax, rough sound of both lungs without dry and moist rales, heart rate 110times/min, regular, foolish appearance, primary diagnosis: congenital Down’s syndrome. After admission he grew up happily under the excellent care of working staff, no abnormal findings were found. Now he has regular diet and sleep, can not speak now, can unbutton, can put off unlined clothes and trousers, can stand with holding.
During the physical exam on Apr 19 2013: Down’s syndrome, no abnormal findings of other items. Now he has regular diet and sleep, can not speak, can unbutton, can put off lined clothes and trousers, can stand with holding, can walk with holding the rail, light sleep, can get into sleep after comforting.
He is vaccinated regularly according to the age.
Living habit Regular and good
Usually milk and biscuits, also milk shake; 3 times of milk, 250ml each time, once for milk shake, 250ml each time; Milk time: 7:00, 11:00 and 17:00;
Personality, hobbies and social ability: He is introverted, language development is delayed, likes putting off his clothes, can cry if hungry, does not cry after being full. He is restless, can smile happily if being teased.
Academic performance for school-aged children Preschool children
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May 3, 2013
PAXTON, male, DOB 12/2005 SN Sensative need (DSD)
Paxton is just plain pleasing to the eyes. This child is described as attractive and he certainly is. His video will show you an articulate, athletic, charming and easy to like child. He is a lovely, lovely child. Paxton has a sensitive need that may be hard to really diagnose until he is home with a family and perhaps even until he grows older and can make decisions. He has had no surgery. There is no chromosome test in his file. His behavior at this point indicates he sees himself as an active, fun loving male. As he ages, life for him will be difficult in China.
Paxton’s reports state:
Paxton was diagnosed with ambiguous genitalia after testing without other abnormal findings. He is clever, active and attractive. He likes showing himself in the class and likes asking why. He likes doing sports, likes jumping on the bed, likes playing with toys, cars, and guns.
Since June of 2011 he entered Loving Family. He has made great progress in the family. He began to help mom do what he can. He can lead his brothers and sister to play after finishing his homework. His self-managing ability is strong, can clean his house, and can manage his bed and clothes. He can organize things well. One day he could not play outdoor due to the rain. He pulls his dad, mom and brothers and sisters to play games and arrange their roles. He likes playing outdoors and taking a vacation with his dad, mom and brothers and sisters.
He is active and open. We hope he will be adopted soon and will have a stable family and grow up happily.
Aug 9, 2012
PIXIE, female, DOB 5/2004 SN scoliosis, constriction to heart and lungs from scoliosis
There comes a time when scoliosis in child gets to a point that intervention is necessary. Miss Pixie is at that point. The curving of her spine is putting pressure on her heart and lungs. It appears that she did have some surgery in Beijing to correct her back bulging. Since the file is from 2011 we are unsure of the current situation with her scoliosis. An update has been requested. What we CAN SEE is that she has a tremendous ability to smile.
Current video for Pixie is short but it surely is sweet! Video was taken in September 2013, at a Journey of Hope Camp.
Pixie’s reports state:
Pixie was admitted to her SWI when she was approximately 1 year old. She suffers congenital scoliosis. On admission she was 6.5 kg in weight, 66 cm in height.
During this period she has been vaccinated HBV, and has oral OPV etc according to the vaccination plan.
On Jan 3, 2011, she was found with short breath and irregular heart rate. On Jan 5th, she was sent to the hospital of through the Tomorrow Plan. Diagnosis: cardiac damage and infection of the upper respiratory tract caused by long-term pressure from scoliosis. She received treatment on the same day. The treatment worked well and she had good recovery.
On Feb 18, 2011, she was sent to Beijing through Tomorrow Plan and had correction operation of side bulge of rear rout, fixation within growing bar and partial bone transplanting fusion. The operations are successful and she had a good recovery.
Now she is 98 cm in height, 13.5 kg in weight and can eat and dress by herself. Under the education of Special Class, she can write simple characters. She likes outdoor activities and likes singing. She is a sensible and smart girl.
July 15, 2011
QUINLIN, male, DOB 11/2010 SN congenital absence of left hand
QUINLIN is a bright and active toddler who is quick to smile and laugh. Our International Specialist, Heidi, met Quinlin in person in July of 2013. He loves to be cuddled by the caregivers and at the end of a busy day will sleep soundly with his precious little right hand resting between his eyebrows. Quinlin was born without his left hand but is able to compensate and has learned to adapt his physical abilities to meet his needs. He is described as “smart, honest, and a quick learner” and is able to throw a tantrum to get his way if the need arises! He has been in the SWI since he was approximately 10 days old. Quinlin is part of the CHI One to One partnership.
We have updated blood work information from 7/15/13. Please email if interested in viewing.
The diagnosis on admission: Congenital most absence of left radius and ulna, results of T3, T4, TSH—3 are in normal range; others are normal. Now he has routine diet, sleep and good appetite; he can have a meal alone, and would make sound of “Ha” to open his mouth to his favorite food on his own initiative; he can imitate sounds, cooperative when nannies put his clothes on, can turn book pages, can use thumbs and index fingers deftly; he has normal intelligence and can learn quickly with proper teaching.
Personality, hobbies and social ability: In five words or less Quinlin’s personality can be explained as “Introverted, honest, smart, fairly quiet, and uncertain temper.” It’s easy to tell when Quinlin is angry, he tilts his head back and cries just like every other kid his age. His ears are sensitive to sound and he likes to be cuddled by caretakers. Even though his video shows a shy and unsure guy, Smiling isn’t uncommon for Quinlin. He loves playing games and running around. His favorite toys are those that can rotate and are spherical. At this time he can communicate simple phrases to caretakers and is able to adapt to new things.
Children’s Welfare Institute
ROMA, female DOB 5/2006 SN mild cerebral palsy affecting lower limbs (weakness but can walk independently) language delay
Roma! We have been waiting for you! Roma is currently in the rehabilitation center in province. In March 2012, Stefani Ellison from Children’s House International was able to meet Roma. She is not a child that one would ever forget! Roma is bright eyed, curious, outgoing and bossy too. She followed the visitors around and helped pass out treats to the other children. She even made sure that everybody got their fair amount and would “help” the other children wait their turn through her words and actions. She would fetch things for the staff and for other children. Roma can walk without a walker or support. She had a shuffle and exhibited weakness in her lower legs but was able to get around well. She was frankly, delightful. The impression this child gave was that she is determined too which is a good thing in her working with her challenges.
Reading Roma’s finding information is just sad. She was left on a train when she was estimated to be 3 years old and taken to the SWI at the closest stop, such a traumatic thing for this little girl who was malnourished when left behind. Roma was in her SWI for a year and then sent to the rehabilitation hospital when she now participates in physical therapy, massage, acupuncture, Chinese medicine and has lots of encouragement and support. When the CHI staff met her she had been at the respected center for 11 months and had made tremendous progress.
All the children in this group are named for places as they need to be “going places” and Roma was named for the amazing city in Italy. The treasures there may be crumbling and imperfect on the outside but are admired and respected as spectacular. This is Roma.
Roma’s reports share:
After admission Roma was offered patient care, on Apr.6 2011 she was sent to the hospital to treat by this institute, on admission she was 4 years and 11 months old, language development barriers, mental delay, bad nutrition, weight: 14kg, head size: 46cm, chest size: 53cm, height: 98cm, completed all kinds of check items. After diagnosed her condition, she is treated with Chinese medicine and rehabilitation physical therapy. Under caretakers’ patient care, now she can understand simple language, likes following with doctors to go the rounds of the wards, can ask for biscuits, likes dressing nice clothes, can dance with music. Her living schedule is fairly regular, eats on time, 3 stable meals per day, and 2 supplementary meals, every meal she can eat 400ml, she is healthy, no other disease.
She has bath 1-2 times per day in summer. Roma is lovely, we hope her find a wonderful family.
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SAMMY, male, DOB 1/2010 SN post-operative hydrocephalus
We decided to give this little fella a name change. Samurai didn’t fit this kind-hearted and silly boy’s persona. He’s just to hugable to be portrayed as a serious ninja-fighting boy. If his heart-melting smile and mischievous nature doesn’t make you fall in love with himthen you haven’t seen his videos because….there is NO WAY a person can’t swoon over Sammy.
Sammy met our International Specialist, Heidi, in July of 2013…this is what she has to say “This is a perfect case of, look at the child NOT the medical!” His reports look scary, but this boy is post-surgery and holds a true presence in a room. He is a busy, busy young boy, doted on by all nannies because his charm is too much to handle. During Heidi’s visit he ran across the room, stole a pen from the director, flashed his million dollar smile, then raced across the room giggling with delight!
Samarai is adored by all! His smile and sweet disposition are sure to win you over, his sassy tendencies will make you smile, and we find it hard not to fall in love with this sweet boy. He attends pre school , loves to go on walks, and can’t get enough of those colorful blocks. Sammy isn’t afraid of strangers and quickly makes everybody happy. He’s making great progress in school; speaks well, recognizes people, and knows his all five senses!
Sammy is post-surgery of hydrocephalus V-P, post-surgery of hydrocele of the right tunica vaginalis testis, and has suffered from internal strabismus of both eyes, and congenital heart disease (PFO). But none of this slows this boy down and there is little difference between this boy and other same-aged children. Here are Sammy’s measurements as of July 2013 height: 93cm, weight: 14.2kg, head circumference: 47cm, chest circumference: 53cm, and the number of teeth: 20.
SANJAI, male, DOB 4/2002
SN: postoperative cleft lip and cleft palate, infected with Hep. B
MY OH MY, it’s Sanjai! This guy enjoys running around and is a star student in P.E class. He is always ready for a game of chase and loves shooting hoops or hanging with his friends. However, when it comes to academics he is having some trouble keeping up with his classmates. It’s not that he isn’t capable; it’s just that he would rather be playing. He needs a mom and dad to cheer him on at soccer games and is able to make learning just as fun.
On 7/15/13 our International China Specialist was lucky enough to meet Sanjai and spend some one on one time with Sanjai.
Sanjai’s biggest special need is that he is an 11 year old boy. He had surgery to repair his cleft lip and cleft palate. In February of 2011, Sanjai tested positive for Hep. B, but is now back to normal.
Sanjai has lived in an institution his entire life; he has become more and more outgoing as he’s grown older. He has made many good friends and would rather play tag or Chinese Chess than pay attention in school. He doesn’t perform well in school and is behind. His teachers say that he can improve in school with the correct attitude towards education, doesn’t this sound like many boys his age? Living in the orphanage has fostered a collectivist spirit and he regularly helps out in the classroom with cleaning up. He likes watching cartoon movies, particularly “Ultraman.” His favorite television program is “Overcoming Obstacles with Wits and Courage.” His favorite toy is a yo-yo. He is most emotionally close to his caretakers and other classmates.
SHAD, male, DOB 4/2008 SN post-operative ectopia vesicae, postoperative anaspadias.
MY FAMILY HAS FOUND ME
(Such a patient little fellow!)
Is there a more focused for charming artist than Shad? He is one determined and cute paper cutter as his pictures confirm. Shad was born with an exposed bladder and it was repaired when he was a newborn. Shad has very rich facial expressions along with a strong curious nature. He is growing well in all aspects. He is simply delightful!
Shad’s reports state:
Shad basically adapted to the life in the institute after admission as a newborn. His spirit and diet is good. He was transferred to children hospital to have surgery on Apr 30 2008. He was transferred back to our institute on May 23 2008. He recovered fairly well. At 1 year, he can sit alone and stand by holding the objects. He can shake his head. He can sound geegge. He can look at the things in one side. He has response to the strangers. His facial expression is rich. He was transferred to children hospital to conduct another surgery on Jun 29 2009. He was transferred back to our institute on Jul 29 2009.
At 2 years, he can walk independently. He can say “father, mother, grandfather, sister” .he knows the common people and objects. He can hold the biscuits to feed himself, diet normal. At 2 years and 6 months, the child develops well. He likes imitating the adults’ speech and movements. He has more limbs movements. Rich vocabulary, he can say “hug”. When taught to sing, he can sing and pat his hands at the same time.
He was transferred to new children welfare institute in 2011 May. At 3 years, he has gone to the primary class in preschool. He is sensible and he can get well along with the other children. He is active and restless. His speech tends to be rich. He likes to communicate with others. He can say the sentence to express his need. He can play the toys independently, such as string the balls, fold the high toys, play the roles. He can have meals and drink water on his willing. Diet normal.
At 3 years and 6 months, he can take the initiative to say hello to the adults. His memory is general. He can speak clearly. His logic and memory are good. He can completely recite many nursery rhymes. He can clearly communicate with the adults. He can say the names of the same classmates. His motor development is good. His imitation is very strong. He can know the colors, fruits and vegetables.
At 4 years, his spirit is well and develops well. He responds quickly. He can freely express his own willing and he likes dancing to the music. He likes playing toys. He has strong curiosity. He likes asking questions. He can recite 2-3 ancient poems. He knows the weather. He knows the meaning of big, small. He knows his own names. He can hold the pen to draw lines. Movement is normal. He can jump with two feet, feet tip follows foot heel tightly. He can walk in the opposite direction. He can do with the daily life. He can wash his hands. He can put on and off the clothes.
The child’s intelligence develops well. His physical situation develops well. His motor coordination and balance ability is normal.
Children’s welfare institute official seal
Aug 10 2012
SHELBY, female, DOB 5/2010 SN congenital diantebrachia (abnormal formation of the forearms), possible anemia, scoliosis?
Medical Update from 11/30/13: Shelby isn’t a dwarf she is just tiny with physical development delays.
Shelby is a bright eyed sprite who needs someone to help put some chunkiness on her sweet delicate frame. Who can stand up and say “I CAN! I WILL!”? Shelby has just turned 3 year old and has a nurturing spirit as she plays with her friends and little dolls. She likes the other children and has good social and intellectual development. Miss Shelby has a physical difference with both her forearms. Her hands are fully formed but her forearms are bent. Her hands are able to manipulate small items. Shelby may also have anemia and some curving in her back but that is not clear from the reports. Her reports are from November 2012 when she would have been 30 months old.
Shelby’s reports state:
Shelby was admitted to the SWI as a newborn. At admission her general condition was poor, mid-development, mid-nutrition, free motion, physical curvature of the spine, diantebrachia, after full physical exam by the People’s Hospital she was diagnosed as having congenital diantebrachia.
Now she is raised in a group, has good physical development, 60cm in height, 5kg in weight, 39cm in head size, 38cm in chest size; has regular sleep and diet: get up at 6:00, nap for 2 hours at 13:00, go to bed at 19:00; mealtime at 7:00, 10:00, 12:00, 16:00 and 18:30 with rice, egg soup, soup, milk, bread, biscuits, vegetable soup, fruit soup, etc; she has good appetite, likes milk and biscuits very much.
She has good physical and mental development, can imitate simple pronunciation, can understand the caretaker’s language. She is quiet, extroverted, likes music, likes playing games with the caretaker, likes dolls best, can get along well with kids in the same room.
She has been immunized.
Social Welfare Institute
Nov 20, 2012
SKAI, male, DOB 10/2007 SN lateral curvature of the spine
Skai recently celebrated his 6th birthday. He is a lively and restless boy. He is a builder. He most enjoys colorful brick toys. Legos would be right after this boys heart! His physical development in terms of height and weight is behind his peers. It is unclear if other aspects of development are affected when the report states “according to the doctor’s assessment, his development indicators are lower than those of the average level”. Skai entered the SWI when he was a toddler and at that time he had a VSD which naturally closed. In July of 2013 our China International specialist met Skai personally. She remembers that he was shy and smiled a lot. Bravely, Skai stood right up in front of her and showed his name card. She stacked blocks with Skai until he decided to knock the tower down. He giggled at this spectacle and made the whole room laugh as well. Overall CHI’s International Speciialist raved about Skai and described him as a goofy, shy, and a good kid.
Skai’s reports state:
“At present, Skai has been living in our institution and is now attending the pre-school class inside the institute. He can walk independently, can jump, can hold a pencil, can throw a ball. He can dress and undress himself. He likes to read pictures books, play with toys and make a tower of 8 blocks. He knows the Chinese characters for animals, can count from 1-10, and can perform while singing children’s songs. He knows the names of the students and the teachers in his class.
He has a good appetite and will ask for more servings of his favorite foods. At present he is 93.5 cm tall and weighs 12.2 kgs. His head circumference is 49 cm. His chest circumference is 50 cm. He fails to reach the lower limit of the normal same age children in terms of such physical development indicators as height and weight. According to the doctor’s assessment, his development indicators are lower than those of the average level”
Signed June 8, 2013
TAI, male, DOB 1/2004
SN: mild hearing loss, postoperative congenital heart disease (VSD, PDA)
MY FAMILY HAS FOUND ME
a href=”http://youtu.be/BPfbSkqn6VM”>Click here Meet Tai
Tai’s biggest medical need is that he is a nine year old boy, living in an orphanage filled with boys. His file states that he has moderate hearing loss in both of his ears, but if you watch his video you can see that doesn’t stop this boy from reading, and speaking clearly. He attends a Primary School nearby his SWI and behaves like any other child his age! He loves to chew gum, eat potato chips, and can’t get enough noodles. On July 15, 2013 our China International Specialist was lucky enough to meet Tai at his SWI.
Tai lived with a foster family for four years, he knows what’s it like to live in a family setting and desperately wants to find his forever family! He was brought back to the SWI so he could attend schooling that was more appropriate and receive better care to help him develop normally.
Tai is great at making friends and is a lively young boy! He smiles often and loves to participate in school. His reading skills and writing skills are strong, and he often offers to help out in his classroom. Tai is well behaved, follows directions, always finished his homework on time, and is well liked by his caretakers and teachers.
In 2013 the SWI released an update indicating they had retested Tai’s hearing and reported “This time the test report showed that he suffered from hearing loss in his left ear (45dB) and right ear (47dB), he is in the state of post-surgery of accessory nasosinusitis (left maxillary sinusitis, esoethmoiditis), and the state of post-surgery of congenital heart disease. Despite his moderate hearing loss, through our observation and communication, our institute finds that he is not affected by his illness in his daily life and learning. He is now learning at a common primary school outside the institute. At the last end-of-semester examination, he scored over 90 in Chinese and English respectively and scored over 80 in math.”
TIFFANY SILK, female, DOB 4/2001 SN Osteo-genesis Imperfecta (OI)
There are those children who may have a magnificent and strong soul
housed in a broken and fragile body. Tiffany Silk is such a child. Why
this unusual name? She is an unusual girl. She has bones that have
broken easily. She is as delicate and stunning as Tiffany Glass. Yet,
she is undeniably strong and flexible like Chinese silk. Tiffany Silk
has a story you will not forget and needs a privacy name that matches
that. Her emotional, physical, and medical challenges would better the
best of us, but there she is, smiling and cheerful.
Tiffany Silk has lost two families. Her birth family left her at 2
months old. She was found by a childless couple who tried to adopt her
but they were too young according to adoption law. Before they were able
to complete her adoption, their world crashed and they ultimately had to
relinquish this child to an orphanage after parenting her for 7 years.
Stefani Ellison, the China Waiting Child Advocate for Children’s House
International (CH), has adopted two children from China with OI and is
longing to talk about this special need. CHI is determined to find a
forever family for Tiffany Silk too.
Tiffany Silk’s reports share:
Tiffany Silk was found on June.22 2001. At that time the child was
wrapped by a woolen blanket, and had white skin, short stature, and big
eyes. Process of admission: (She was found by a) couple who had married
for many years, but not has their own child, so they decided to adopt
the abandoned baby, and named her. However, the couple has not reached
the legal age of adoptive parents, so the adoption procedures have not
been handled. When the child is 1 year old, she was found to have
congenital brittle bone disease. The couple went everywhere for
treatment for the child but failed. With age, the child can’t walk, and
she is easy to prone to fracture crack, as well as has no self-care
abilities; she was only cared by her foster mother who suffered from I
type diabetes. Her foster father works outside for a long time, and his
unit had bad economic benefit. With the foster mother’s illness getting
worse, the family burden is very heavy so that they have no ability to
support the child.
In 2008 the couple applies to Civil Affairs Bureau of the City, in
order to request to give up adopting Tiffany Silk. Then the policemen
went out for searches a lot but failed to finer her birth parents, so
the child was confirmed as the abandoned baby, and on April.1 2008 the
child was sent to our institute to be raised. After admission, by PE of
our doctor, the child was found to congenital brittle bone disease, and
her other developments are normal. According to the DOB note on her, her
DOB was decided as April.2001.
Tiffany Silk is a pretty girl, has white skin, round face, bright eyes,
and so adored. On admission, she has been 7 years old. Although she
suffers from congenital disability and she is not able to walk, she is
an optimism and strong little girl. In order to offer her better care,
in May of 2008 the welfare institute arranged her to a loving foster
family. She is attached to foster parent and is very polite; she can say
hello to her family people, and likes to play, sing, recognize words and
play game. She is very clever, and can learn short songs and children’s
songs fast after taught several times. The families and neighbors all
like the obedient and sensible child.
Living condition in Amazing Love Family (from June of 2010 to March of
On June.3 2010, she was sent to the Amazing Love Family in Langfang,
the agency specifically for the child who suffers from brittle bone
disease to offer professional medical, rehabilitation and education
services. She can adapt the new environment well, the aunt who cares her
in particular, they have close relationships; sometimes she likes to
behave in a spoiled manner to the aunt; sometimes when she is watching
TV, sometimes she would make small sounds, like the baby who is about
several months old is babbling, so lovely. She is a clever and active
child, and there are always smiles on her face. She is fairly outgoing,
and gets along well with other children. If there are visitors coming to
visit the children, she can build good relationships with them fast;
many visitors like her very much.
In rehabilitation, every day, she would perform the rehabilitation
training for half an hour. Now she uses the wheelchair most of time.
Every day she would walk by the walker for a time. She can walk for 200
meters by the walker. She would accept the medicine treatment once every
four months. She has been performed correction on her legs and right
thigh. In order to excises, she would do some homework every day.
In learning, her academic records are at middle level in the class. She
likes Chinese very much. When we talk to her, she always can speak
several idioms. Usually she likes to read very much. Only there is time,
she always read, even would forget the time sometimes. She is very
interested in learning English, and can accept math fast, but forget it
Living condition when back to the institute (Update from Mar.12 2013)
Considered her physical state recovering well, and on Mar.12 2013 we
take her back to our institute, and arranged her to a foster family for
living nearby our institute. Previously she has been living in the
foster family, and she can adapt new environment after back to the
institute. Because she missed the new semester when she was back, we
have to wait to July, and sent her to Primary school nearby foster
family to study in grade four after summer vacations. She is very
obedient, and adheres to learn at home every day. She likes to read
Comic Book and like to play the flute. Now every day she would back to
the institute to rehearse a play called Forest Light with other
children, and she acts as the role of the Flower Child Lunlun. On
Children’s day, she will perform the play and Flute solo. Every one is
The aunts, who care her, strongly feel comfortable to her growth and
progresses. We sincerely hope that she can have a happy and good family
soon, to enjoy the love and warm of family and thrive healthily and
Opinion of the director: Agree for adoption.
Children’s Social Welfare Institute
WINNIE, female DOB: 3/2012, SN: post-operative CHD for Tetrology of Fallot
Our first WENZHOU partner children are posted today. Please meet Winnie while I work on writing her bio. She just reminds me of the cutest, huggablest teddy bear. Her file is going directly under review. Watch her video while we are working on her bio!
In Memory of the young and beautiful Flora and George
This week we mourn another one of our children that has passed from our world to the next. On Wednesday we received word that dear little George gave his last breath and passed on. Just as so many of us were working hard to try and bring him home.
Little Georgie was lucky enough to have been with care providers that did truly love and adore him throughout the past few months and for this we are thankful.
Dear George you were loved, you counted and we will not forget you. You are part of our CHI family and will forever be in our hearts.
We are crushed to lose two heart children in such a short time. We will continue to be haunted as to how this can happen, but for now we say lovingly Flora please find George quickly and hare all the glories of life without pain and suffering.
We received word that Flora had a third heart attack and passed from this life. We are devastated. Just as the summer flowers sleep for the winter, so it seems does are little flower bud. We only knew her a short time but she taught us that life is fragile and needs to be cherished AT THIS MOMENT. Later doesn’t exist for so many of our sweet blossoms.
We had such as outpouring of families that wanted to get to know you Miss Flora, we are truly sad that we couldn’t get too you in time. Miss Flora, may you now grow in a new season of life.
THE STORY OF FLORA, female, June 2011-September 2013 SN post operative CHD (tetralogy of fallot), right side hemiplegia
Flowers are exquisite and delicate little things. So is Flora. She spent the first year of her life needing all her energy to keep her heart pumping. Since her heart surgery in October 2012 she has been able to use her energy to heal and grow. Flora is part of the Children’s House International One to One Cooperative Partnership. This orphanage is a well trained and staffed institution where the children receive quality care.
Her reports share:
At present, Flora is 1 year 10 months old. She has a regular life, normal diet; every day she has some pure milk or formula about 300ml, good appetite, not picky, she likes to eat meat. The child has been sleeping in her own crib alone. She sleeps well.
The child tends to be extroverted, and she likes to be quite. When seeing the strangers, she will be fairly shy. She is cautious, obedient, and likes to be clean. Flora likes to be close with the aunts and she likes to be held by the aunts. She gets well along with the little friends. She likes to play on the rocking horse with the other children. At ordinary time, she likes to play alone she likes to play all kinds of toys, specially the stuffed toys, and she is very attentive.
When the aunts come to sit by her or hold her, she will be very happy. At present, the language development is fairly slow. She can call mother. Due to the right hemiplegia, it affects the motion function development. At present, she can stand up with holding the handrail. She can walk with one hand holding the rail, but she walks unstably. The child can use the left hand to eat food. The left hand can hold the milk bottle to drink milk with the right hand supporting. She can cooperate with the clothes to put on and off the clothes. She needs the reminding of the aunts at the toileting. At present, she uses diapers.
Flora’s favorite toy is stuffed animals. Her favorite food is meat. Now her weight as 8kg, height as 71cm, head size as 43cm, chest size as 43cm, teeth as 14. The basic vaccination before the admission is unclear. After the admission, due to CHD, she has not any vaccinations.
Social Welfare Institute
Apr 26 2013
THE STORY OF GEORGE, male, November 2011- October 2013 SN post-op clubbed feet, CHD
Wee Georgie Porgie needs puddin’ and pie and girls to kiss to make them cry. Right now, we can help him find these things. George was assigned to Children’s House International the same week that Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge was born. Hoping that our little George can have even a second of the world’s attention we named him after the new prince.
Please note that the reports for George are a year old. The reports and pictures would be documenting an eight month old baby.
Updated Social Interview from 8/23/2013:
What is his current health status?
He is stable but sometime quite severe when he is having flu.
What has he had a heart catherization that determines what is happening in his heart?
He has Bosentan Tablets twice a day. 125mg/time.
If this has not been done, how can we help them get it done?
We welcome he could be treated in a better hospital.
Would they be willing to have him seen by doctors in Beijing?
Yes, we wish he could have such opportunity.
George’s report from 7/4/12:
George, male, was picked up on Nov. 19, 2011. He was wrapped by a small quilt with no other stuffs or birth paper.
George’s height was 48 cm, weight was 3.2 kg, with head size of 31 cm and chest size of 30 cm when admitted. He had physiologic jaundice, umbilical cord had fallen off, strephenopodia of both feet and no other abnormity. According to his development status, we predicted his birthday and give him a name.
George was thin and weak when admitted. He has rough skin, xerocheilia, weak cry sound, bad facial expression and drinks little milk. After the delicate care of caretakers, he can drink from bottle easily and his jaundice disappeared after a week; he had more and more milk, his face became flushing, his cry sound is louder and his physical quality was improved two weeks later. When he was 2 months old, he can smile and his eyes could move with stuffs. He was sent to be fosterd by “Half of the Sky Fund in Beijing” and prepared for talipes equinovarus operation on Jan. 14, 2012. He took heel tenotomy of talipes equinovarus operation in Beijing and discharged on Mar. 1, 2012. He recovered well, we follow the doctor’s advice to reexamination regularly and strengthen on recovery training.
George can babble when he was 3 months old, he likes smile, can raise his head, but his move was limited because of strephenopodia of both feet, he couldn’t turn over easily, sometimes he liked to put his hand in his month. He take notice on his hands, curious about caretakers’ facial expressions, liked to be hold and tickled, focused on the communication with caretakers when he was 4 months old. He can shift form lying on abdomen to lying on the side, can turn around to find direction of sounds, babblings and laugh aloud when he was 5 months old. He can turn over when he was 6 months old, knows to touch bottle with hands. He can raise his head when he was 7 months old, with forearms support the chest, can sit with help, can eat biscuits without help.
Now, George is clever and lovely, he turns around immediately when the caretaker calls him. He likes to play toys with bright color and sounds, knows to reach toys, wear orthotic shoes for 14 hours during the night, but his balance is not good. He likes to be hold by caretakers and communicate with them, he smiles at anyone he see, the caretakers are all like him.Currently, his height is 63 cm, his weight is 6 kg, with head size of 41 cm, chest size of 41 cm, sit height of 44 cm and feet length of 9 cm. He has good physical development.
George lives a regular life, gets up at 6:00 am, takes a nap at 11:30 to 14:00 and goes to bed at 20:00. He has 6 meals a day, have meals at 4:00, 8:00, 14:00, 20:00, extra meals at 10:30 and 16:30, mainly having milk and rice flour and extra meals of yolks, juices, porridge and soft noodles, cookies and nutrition meals, defecate once or twice, usually after get up or supper and urinate for 6-8 times, he has good sleep at night and cries if the diaper is wet or he is hungry.
George is active, lovely with oval face, Roman nose, big eyes and fair skin. He is quick in reaction, gets along well with others, likes to be hold and tickled.
Vaccinations he has took: HBV at Jan. 2, 2012, OPV at Apr. 27, 2012 and DPT at Apr. 27, 2012.
Social Welfare Institute
Jul. 4, 2012