Sunday, June 2, 2013

WAITING CHILDREN, Updated August 1, 2014


The following are all Waiting Children in Asia.  If you are interested in learning more about any of them please email me at 

JCandRebecca@Yahoo.com


The first two children have very minor needs and are very young. 
PLEASE READ:  TO LOCK PAUL OR JACK, FAMILIES MUST BE CLOSE TO DOSSIER COMPLETION OR ALREADY LID AND WILLING TO SWITCH TO PAUL OR JACK'S PLACING AGENCY.  NOT AVAILABLE FOR EARLY RELEASE.  If you do not meet these requirements please see the list of Special Focus children below.

PAUL
June 2013
Agency Designated LID File
Deformed right ear


JACK
April 2013
Agency Designated LID File
Deformed right ear
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The rest of the children below are all designated as SPECIAL FOCUS files and can be matched with any eligible family - even those who haven't started the paperwork at all.  

*  *****  *****  Special Focus kids are in order youngest to oldest  *****  *****  *

EMILIO
January 2013
Agency Designated but available for release
MORE INFORMATION HERE:  http://coleman-bunkbeds.blogspot.com/p/spina-bifida-meningocele.html


MICHAEL
June 2012
Agency Designated
Meningocele
Michael is a smiley boy who will have surgery soon and he seems to be developing well.  At the time of his report he could stand independently, understand simple commands and pick up toys outside of his immediate reach.  He enjoys watching television, listening to music and playing with toys that make noise.  There is a short video of Michael available.

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TEDDY
June 2012
Agency Designated
Albinism
Teddy is an active and healthy boy with albinism and no other medical issues.  He loves to cuddle with his foster mom and play with his foster brother.  His favorite toys are balls and cars.  Teddy understands what people are saying, identifies body parts and speaks simple words.  He can walk alone steadily and can imitate drawing lines.  He can be a little shy at times but with the right family he will be able to develop and grow.  There is video available of this sweet boy.

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ISAAC
May 2012
Agency Designated but available for release


HANK
March 2012
Agency Desginated
Post-Operative Meningocele
Hank is an active an happy boy who had a successful surgery for Meningocele when he was just one week old.  He now walks and runs quite well and is is potty trained during the day.  Hank scribbles with a pen, turns pages in a book and understands and imitates speech when people are talking to him.  He enjoys spending time with his foster mother, playing outside and dancing to music.  


LOUIS
September 2011
Agency Designated
Upper Limb Difference
Louis is a handsome boy who likes to play outside and is described as clever.  He has upper limb differences which may be Arthrogryposis.  Some tasks are difficult for him but he always tries to help his caretaker in any way that he can.  Louis can raise his left arm up to the horizontal position but his right arm has more limited mobility.  Both wrists have restricted movement and some stiffness.  His favorite food is dumplings.  He is able to speak and can understand what is being said to him.  Louis walks along and has good balance.  

Better Quality Video here: http://vimeo.com/99283759
Password:  Louis
video


TONY (A) - Matched!


KENT
May 2011
Agency Designated
Congenital Heart Disease
Kent was born with several heart defects and had his first surgery when he was nine months old.  He will likely need more surgery.  He walks, jumps, goes up and down stairs, rides a tricycle, says many words and his overall development is on target with his peers.  Kent loves to give kisses to his friends and nannies and is described as clever, caring and curious.



RANDY
April 2011
Shared List
MORE PICTURES, VIDEO & INFORMATION HERE:  http://coleman-bunkbeds.blogspot.com/p/randy.htmlhttp://coleman-bunkbeds.blogspot.com/p/down-syndrome.html


OLIVER
March 2011
Shared List
MORE PICTURES, VIDEO & INFORMATION HERE: http://coleman-bunkbeds.blogspot.com/p/oliver.html


FRANCO
January 2011
Agency Designated
Complex Congenital Heart Disease
Franco was found in a hotel room when he was about a month old.  He has highly complex congenital heart disease and underwent surgery he was 5 months old to have a pulmonary shunt placed in order to provide better oxygenation of his blood.  Franco will require multiple surgeries and possibly a transplant down the road if his condition worsens.  Franco is said to be a fun-loving little boy who likes to play with swings and balls and has a contagious smile.  He lives in a loving foster home and his motor skills are on target for a child his age.  This sweet boy needs a family to come forward quickly!


RUDY
January 2011
Agency Designated
Down Syndrome
Rudy is described as an active little boy.  He was born in January of 2011 and is diagnosed with Down Syndrome.  At the time of his report when he was 2.5 he could roll over, crawl, bang blocks together, pick toys up out of a cup, feed himself biscuits and track people with his eyes as they move.  He recognizes people, imitates sounds, recognizes his own name, understands facial expressions and waves his hands to say good-bye.  Rudy laughs out loud and he has a good appetite.
Donate to Rudy's adoption fund here: http://reecesrainbow.org/70513/rudy


FRANKIE
November 2010
Agency Designated
High Muscle Tension in Legs
Frankie is an active boy who enjoys listening to music.  He has been reported to have high muscular tension in his legs and delayed language development.  He walks independently, can identify parts of the body, builds with blocks, draws lines, understands simple words and is able to follow directions.  Frankie enjoys playing with toys and watching cartoons.  There is a short video available.


SETH
October 2010
Shared List
MORE PICTURES, VIDEO & INFORMATION HERE:  http://coleman-bunkbeds.blogspot.com/p/down-syndrome.html


RYAN
September 2010
Agency Designated
Post-Operative Meningocele and Post-Operative Hydrocephalus
Ryan was abandoned as an infant and had corrective surgery upon admission to the orphanage.  He has no problems with bowel or bladder control and is doing well overall.  He lives with a foster family and enjoys listening to music, playing with toys and playing outside.  It has been reported that Ryan walks, runs and climbs stairs well.  


PHILLIP
September 2010
Agency Designated
Repaired CHD, Repaired Hernia, Repaired Cleft Lip & Repaired Cleft Palate

video


JORDAN
June 2010
Agency Designated but available for early release to any agency
MORE INFORMATION, PICTURES & VIDEO HERE: http://coleman-bunkbeds.blogspot.com/p/jordan_27.html


GARY - File On Hold
June 2010
Agency Designated
Cleft Palate
Gary has speech delays due to a cleft palate (no cleft lip).  He can button and take off his clothes, put on shoes himself and is very corporative.  Gary can be shy but loves to play with his friends.  His favorite toys are cars.  Gary stayed with a host family for three weeks in the US and his host Mom is available for questions from prescreened families who are not currently working with an agency or who are open to switching agencies. 



LANA
May 2010
Agency Designated
Down Syndrome & Post Operative Congenital Heart Disease
MORE INFORMATION HERE: http://reecesrainbow.org/67708/lanaya


BRYAN
March 2010
Shared List
MORE PICTURES, VIDEO & INFORMATION HERE: http://coleman-bunkbeds.blogspot.com/p/down-syndrome.html


ZACK
January 2010
Shared List
Deformed Right Ear
MORE INFORMATION HERE:  http://coleman-bunkbeds.blogspot.com/p/shawn_18.html


WASHINGTON
December 2009
Agency Designated
Down Syndrome & Congenital Heart Disease
MORE INFORMATION HERE: http://reecesrainbow.org/64000/yule


ANNABELLE
July 2009
Shared List
Vision Issue & Delays
* I have four updates on this child * 
Updated picture from March 2014
VIDEO FROM MARCH 2014
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ANTHONY
April 2009
Shared List
Postoperative Meningocele, Postoperative hydrocephalus, Tethered Cord Syndrome, Repaired Bilateral Club Foot
Anthony is living in a loving foster family who he is very close to.  He is described as a gentle and beautiful boy.  His report states he is energetic and fond of playing games with other children.  At the time of the report (April 2011) he was able to crawl and when wearing corrective shoes he could walk while holding on to something.


ANNIE
March 2009
Shared List
Cleft Palate
Annie is extroverted, active and lovely.  She enjoys sports, biking, dolls and playing outside with friends.  Annie lives with a foster family and is healthy besides having a cleft in her palate.  There are videos of Annie below:  

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ERIK 
April 2009
Shared List
MORE PICTURES, VIDEO & INFORMATION HERE:   http://coleman-bunkbeds.blogspot.com/p/down-syndrome.html


PETER
July 2009
Agency Designated
Deaf
Peter was born with nerve damage in his ears that has left him deaf, however, he uses body language and gestures to express his needs.  Peter is described as active, friendly and energetic.  They say he is very thoughtful and caring and will often help out a blind child by accompanying her to the playground and back to the classroom.  He is also very tidy and after cleaning his own things will go on to help other children.  Peter is said to be a very curious boy and loves to play with new toys such as puzzles, cars and beads.  He will watch his teacher first and study the way she plays with the toy so that he can then learn how to play with it.  He loves to participate in many types of activities.  Peter is very independent and can dress and undress himself and knows how to use a spoon and fork.



JOEL
December 2008
Agency Designated
Upper Limb Difference
Joel is described as very extroverted and a helper with the younger children.  He looks out for them and helps when they drop toys.  He was born without forearms, but has the ability to do many things on his own such as holding a pen and putting on his own shoes with his feet.  He continues to learn more each day!


BENJI
November 2008
Shared List
Dwarfism
Benji is a talkative, extroverted and happy boy.  He gets along well with others and loves to play outside.  Benji is able to walk up and down stairs independently, dress himself and speak in full sentences.  He's usually in a good mood and is always smiling.  Benji lives in a foster home and has formed a good relationship with his foster mother.


NOAH
Shared List
November 2008
Down Syndrome


SHAWN
Shared List
July 2008
MORE INFORMATION & VIDEO HERE:  http://coleman-bunkbeds.blogspot.com/p/shawn_18.html


MARIELLA
2008
Agency Designated
Hemiplegia of right side
Mariella is an adorable little girl with a great personality!  She is described as extroverted and active.  She spends most of her time playing with other children and she has many friends.  Mariella is also very close with her caregivers and teachers.  Her favorite activity is playing with toys and she especially loves playing with rag dolls.  Mariella has a ready smile and would be a joy to her forever family.  Please check out her videos below:
https://vimeo.com/72426933  PASSWORD:  zinnie1
https://vimeo.com/73297350  PASSWORD:  zinnie2


THEO
December 2007
Agency Designated
Limb Difference
Silas has been living with a foster family since March 2008 and loves attending Kindergarden.  He can count to 50, recite ancient poems and sing children's songs.  He is known as a sensible boy who is very caring.  He has a deformity of his hands and elbows, possibly Arthrogryposis.  


 UPDATE JUNE 2014 FROM A FAMILY THAT MET THEO:
Theo is in kindergarten and likes to read, watch TV, play on the internet, play computer games, soccer and dance.  He performed a complete dance for us with no music playing.  The orphanage director tried to get him to sing also but he kept on dancing until the dance was complete (see video).  Theo can feed himself and go to the bathroom by himself.  He requires assistance in getting dressed though.  He can write some characters in Chinese and does math problems.  Theo has a good sense of humor and likes to be funny.  His true personality does not show on the camera as he was embarrassed and more reserved.  Theo's foster father seems to enjoy his humorous personality.
VIDEOS:


HENRY (B) - FILE ON HOLD
November 2007
Agency Designated
Repaired Cleft Lip & Repaired Cleft Palate
Henry is an outgoing, active, polite, friendly and helpful boy who watches out for his friends like a big brother.  His teachers and friends love him very much.  Henry loves music, story time, cartoons and drawing.  Henry stayed with a host family for three weeks in the US and his host Mom is available for questions from prescreened families who are not currently working with an agency or who are open to switching agencies. 
MORE INFORMATION, VIDEO & PICTURES HERE:http://www.coleman-bunkbeds.blogspot.com/p/henry.html


GUI
October 2007
Agency Designated
Repaired Hypospadias
Gui is a very lively, active boy.  He is curious and bright and knows his own mind.  Gui stayed with a host family for three weeks in the US and his host Mom is available for questions from prescreened families who are not currently working with an agency or who are open to switching agencies. 


PETE
August 2007
Shared List
Fibroneuroma of Left Orbit
*** UPDATE REQUESTED ***
Pete's file was prepared when he was two years old.  His report states that he's an active, lovely, restless boy who has a steady smile and is very adorable.  He was experiencing normal intellectual development and would sit quietly during class time.  He played games with care givers and sang songs.  Pete was eating by himself, had a good appetite and was eating a variety of foods.  He could put on his own shoes, wash his hands and dress himself.  

His report also states that he is fond of playing with other children and loves cuddles from his caretakers.  It is said that when he hears his name he opens his arms for cuddling and would smile sweetly while being held.  He is said to be a really smart boy who loves music and likes all kinds of toys.

***   From a physician familiar with this special need   ***
"My impression is that he has a large neurofibroma of the left orbit. This may be associated with an optic nerve glioma (Neurofibromatosis Type I).  By description it appears to have extended intracranially which complicates treatment if resection is indicated.  Debulking the tumor may be the best option with or without enucleation (removal of the eye) if the eye is compromised.  Treatment plan would be dependent on CT scan findings and a high resolution scan of the brain and orbits would be helpful to know what the prognosis is.  At a minimum he would require tumor debunking and removal of the eye with placement of an orbital implant and an ocular prosthesis.  If a cranial resection were contemplated, it would be a dual team approach with neurosurgeons as well.   
What he would look like after treatment: One could eliminate the bulky protrusion of his orbital contents.  If this is done, the upper eyelid would have to be partially resected because it has been stretched out significantly.  He likely will have a droopy upper eyelid if the eyelid muscle is involved.  That could be treated with a frontal is (brow muscle) fixation if his brow functions normally.  He would likely have no vision in the eye now and would not regain any vision" in that eye.


DEREK
August 2007
Shared List
MORE PICTURES, VIDEO & INFORMATION HERE:   http://coleman-bunkbeds.blogspot.com/p/down-syndrome.html


HENRY (A)
June 2007
Shared List
Post-Operative Congenital Heart Disease 
MORE INFORMATION, PICTURES & VIDEO HERE: http://coleman-bunkbeds.blogspot.com/p/shawn_18.html  


TIMOTHY
May 2007
Shared List
Down Syndrome


RUBY
April 2007
Agency Designated
Delayed Development
Ruby was abandoned at the age of 18 months and has been doing well in her foster home.  She is described as obedient, mild-tempered, quiet and mature.  She has good expressive language skills, speaks in long sentences, can count, knows her colors and the seasons of the year.  She can write her name as well as draw a person well.  Ruby enjoys singing and dancing, playing outdoors and helping to clean up.  She can be shy and doesn't talk a lot but gets along well others and has lots of friends.  She has good focus, likes dolls and playing with other children.

video


MELODY
February 2007
Agency Designated but available for release
MORE INFORMATION & PICTURES HERE:  http://coleman-bunkbeds.blogspot.com/p/felicity.html


TOBY
January 2007
Shared List
Private special need - please email for more info


SAM - FILE ON HOLD
April 2006
Agency Designated
Post-Operative Meningocele
Sam is very smart, polite, easy-going, helpful and friendly.  He's described as a nice boy who is always smiling.  Sam studies well and has strong cognitive ability.  Sam is living with a foster family and likes to help with household chores.  He is independent and can manage his self-care well.  He had meningocele surgery three years ago and now has good bowel and bladder control.  Sam stayed with a host family for three weeks in the US and his host Mom is available for questions from prescreened families who are not currently working with an agency or who are open to switching agencies. 
MORE INFORMATION, PICTURES & VIDEO HERE:  http://coleman-bunkbeds.blogspot.com/p/sam.html



TONY (B)
Shared List
March 2006


LEXI
October 2005
Agency Designated
Hyperextension of Right Knee
Lexi is a beautiful little girl with a sweet spirit.  Prior to learning to walk (with a walker) she used to watch the other kids run and play and it made her sad not to be able to join in on the fun.  She worked very hard to find a way to get around.  Lexi has had some delays but has excellent fine motor skills and can take care of herself very well.  She is a smart girl and enjoys singing while her best friend dances.  Her left leg is of normal size and ability and is able to support her body and move her forward with a walker.  Her right leg has feeling but is not useful when standing or walking due to the position of the her knee and lower leg.  Lexi doesn't have bowel or bladder control and at this time the reason for this is unknown.  She is full of personality and wants a family of her own.


COLE
March 2005
Shared List
MORE PICTURES, VIDEO & INFORMATION HERE:  http://coleman-bunkbeds.blogspot.com/p/cole.html


TRACY
October 2004
Shared List
Vision Impairment
Tracy can speak English quite well and she loves singing English songs.  She is very sweet and can read braille and orient herself well with her cane and is happy holding someone's hand.  She loves school and she wants to be a teacher.  Tracy is sweet and affectionate!
GRANT INFORMATION HERE:  http://reecesrainbow.org/69502/trixie


LAURA
August 2004
Shared List
Cerebral Palsy
Laura is said to like to read and play with toys.  The staff say she is adorable and a good child.  Her lower limbs are affected and she needs to use a walker to help her stand up and walk.  She can communicate with others but doesn't speak loudly.  Laura is very independent and can feed and dress herself.  Please donate to her adoption fund here: http://reecesrainbow.org/75647/laura-3



LUKE (B)
June 2004
Shared List
Minor Limb Differences (Amniotic Banding)


ROGER
May 2004
Agency Designated
Down Syndrome & Significant Developmental Delays


PARKER
April 2004
Shared List
Lazy Eye
MORE INFORMATION HERE: http://coleman-bunkbeds.blogspot.com/p/joseph.html

video


TRUDY
April 2004
Agency Designated
Down Syndrome, Significant Developmental Delay & a private need


JOSEPH (A)
November 2003
Shared List
Post-Operative Meningocele
Joseph entered a Love Without Boundaries program at the age of 4.  They describe him as having an amazingly sweet and happy demeanor and contagious smile that makes it a pleasure to be in his company.  As a young boy Joseph had complications from his meningocele surgery, however, with the love and support of his foster family he stands proud of his accomplishments and loves to run and play sports.  Joseph has always loved attending school.  He has excellent grades and is especially good at Chinese.  He has many friends, loves pleasing his teachers and his confidence grows each and every day.  Lately Joseph's favorite thing to do is soccer and every day he and his foster brother play soccer in their neighborhood.  Over the years that Joseph has been in LWB's foster care program many volunteers have met him and loved him.  Everyone has been so touched by his kindness, ready smile and determination.  This sweet boy has watched many of his friends find permanent families of their own while he continues to wait to be chosen.  More pictures here: http://www.lwbcommunity.org/joseph


ZANE
September 2003
Agency Designated
Down Syndrome
MORE INFORMATION HERE: http://reecesrainbow.org/54193/zayne


NED
June 2003
Shared List
Alopecia (lack of hair)
Ned entered the orphanage at the age of 5 and was in pretty rough shape.  With kindness from the nannies and a foster family Ned has been able to thrive!  


DANNY
April 2003
Agency Designated
HEALTHY
Danny is a healthy child who lives with a foster family and helps with the care of his foster brother.  He has an outgoing personality, enjoys spending time with friends and likes playing sports.  Danny stayed with a host family for three weeks in the US and his host Mom is available for questions from prescreened families who are not currently working with an agency or who are open to switching agencies. 


KATE
March 2003
Shared List
Vision Impairment
Kate was a completely closed wild child when she arrived in her current home.  She spent a year in primary school and then moved to th eBeijing School for the Blind.  She did very well in transition to the blind school and she lives with two other girls and a nanny and she has thrived with the structure of the school day and cuddling.  She is good at walking with her cane and can easily find her way around places that she knows.  She can read braille and speak a little English.  She has caught up to the rest of her peers in terms of her education and she'll be starting Grade 3 this fall.
Update from March 2014: "She is a beautiful and happy girl.  She is friendly and loves talking to people and trying out her English - she is quite good!  She is in Grade 3 at the Beijing School for th eBlind and she is very independent.  She can do all self-help skills on her own (dressing, washing) as well as her chores (cleaning, helping prepare meals) and she can walk to school and the shops by herself.  She has been with Bethel for over 3 years)."

"During their art class, the kids were all given a flower to smell and feel, to be the inspiration for their painting.  Kate loved her rose so much, she kept a tight hold on it for the rest of the day!"


FELICITY
April 2002
Agency Designated but should be available for release
Mild Developmental Delay - HEALTHY
Updated Information Received August 2013
MORE INFORMATION HERE:  http://coleman-bunkbeds.blogspot.com/p/felicity.html

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URGENT AGING OUT CHILDREN
Upon turning 14 they will no longer be available for adoption
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JOSEPH (B)
October 2001
Shared List
Repaired Cleft Lip & Repaired Cleft Palate
I've met this boy!  Please click the link below to read more about him!!!
MORE INFORMATION HERE: http://coleman-bunkbeds.blogspot.com/p/joseph.html

video


CHARLIE
July 2001
Shared List
Low Vision


EDISON
January 2001
Shared List
Deaf
Edison attends a boarding school for the deaf during the school year but instead of going home to a family during school breaks he returns to an orphanage.  He is said to be very sociable and polite.
Picture above from 2008 and pictures below from 2013.    

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Thank you for taking the time to view these waiting children!  
If you know that one of the above has a family or see a Shared List child on an agency's listing 
please email me at 

JCandRebecca@Yahoo.com