Sunday, June 2, 2013

WAITING CHILDREN, Updated April 20, 2014


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

JCandRebecca@Yahoo.com



To view the video of the children with Down Syndrome I met while volunteering last summer please click below:
Password:  DSkids


LIAM
***   FILE ON HOLD   ***


LUKAS
***   FILE ON HOLD   ***


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/?s=rudy


OLIVER
Agency Designated
March 2011
Down Syndrome
MORE PICTURES, VIDEO & INFORMATION HERE: http://coleman-bunkbeds.blogspot.com/p/oliver.html


RANDY
Agency Designated
April 2011
Down Syndrome
MORE PICTURES, VIDEO & INFORMATION HERE:  http://coleman-bunkbeds.blogspot.com/p/randy.html


ZACK
January 2010
Shared List
Deformed Right Ear
MORE INFORMATION HERE:  (scroll down to bottom of post)  http://coleman-bunkbeds.blogspot.com/p/shawn_18.html


BRYAN
March 2010
Agency Designated
Down Syndrome
MORE PICTURES, VIDEO & INFORMATION HERE: http://coleman-bunkbeds.blogspot.com/p/bryan_19.html


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


SETH
Agency Designated
October 2010
Down Syndrome
MORE PICTURES, VIDEO & INFORMATION HERE:  http://coleman-bunkbeds.blogspot.com/p/seth.html


ERIK 
April 2009
Agency Designated
Down Syndrome
MORE PICTURES, VIDEO & INFORMATION HERE:  http://coleman-bunkbeds.blogspot.com/p/erik.html


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.


ANNABELLE
July 2009
Agency Designated
Vision Issue & Delays
* I have three updates on this child * 
Updated picture from March 2014
VIDEO FROM MARCH 2014
video


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


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


NOAH
Agency Designated
November 2008
Down Syndrome


MARIELLA
2009
Shared List
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


ZEPHEN
December 2008
Shared List
Postoperative Hydrocephalus, Postoperative Meningomyelocele & Possible Upper Limb Difference



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


MELODY
February 2007
Agency Designated
I met Melody in July 2013 and observed her music therapy lesson.  This was taken just after the music said, "Ooh La La!"  She was cracking up!!!


LYNETTE
March 2007
Agency Designated
I have a family!!!


TIMOTHY
May 2007
Shared List
Down Syndrome


HENRY
June 2007
Shared List
Post-Operative Congenital Heart Disease 
I met Henry in July 2013.  This little guy had so much energy and was ALL BOY running around and playing and showing off for us.  I was alone in a stairwell with him and nearly fainted when he jumped from the halfway point on a flight of stairs to beat me to the bottom!  I tried to scold him but her gave me one of those smiles that led me to believe he was going to do it again on the next flight...yep!  This little guy is so full of life and just adorable!!!  I imagine he keeps his foster mother on her toes!  He was very curious about us and followed us all over the orphanage building! 
video
Donate towards Henry's adoption fund here: http://reecesrainbow.org/71204/andersen


LUCY
June 2007
Agency Designated
I have a family!!!


DEREK
Agnecy Designated
August 2007
Down Syndrome
MORE PICTURES, VIDEO & INFORMATION HERE:  http://coleman-bunkbeds.blogspot.com/p/derek.html


MARILEE
August 2007
Agency Designated
Down Syndrome
MORE PICTURES, VIDEO & INFORMATION HERE: http://coleman-bunkbeds.blogspot.com/p/marilee.html


PETE
August 2007
Shared List
Fibroneuroma of Left Orbit
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.


ROSE
August 2007
Shared List
CP


SILAS
December 2007
Agency Designated but available for release to any agency
Limb Difference
$4000 Grant Available through WACAP
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.  



TONY
Agency Designated
March 2006
CP


COLE
March 2005
Agency Designated
Mild CP
MORE PICTURES, VIDEO & INFORMATION HERE:  http://coleman-bunkbeds.blogspot.com/p/cole.html


PARKER
April 2004
Shared List
Lazy Eye
Another awesome little boy I met last summer!
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


ROGER
May 2004
Agency Designated
Down Syndrome & Significant Developmental Delays


LUKE
June 2004
Shared List
Minor Limb Difference


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


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!"


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


FELICITY
April 2002
Agency Designated
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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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.    

video


JOSEPH
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


BREE
December 2001
Agency Designated
Down Syndrome & Developmental Delay

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