These Children Need Families

Please share their photos and descriptions with your family and friends to help find them the loving families they need and deserve.

Jaylen  
Born 10.8.11, N.E. Asia

Jaylen is an adorable boy who was born at 37 weeks. During Jaylen’s January well-baby examination, it was apparent that he was uncomfortable moving his left hand. An MRI revealed Jaylen has Rt. Pachygyria, causing him difficulty keeping his balance when he walks quickly. He has weaker power in his left hand, but it doesn’t keep him from picking up toys and playing. Jaylen receives physical therapy twice a week. He can walk alone, grasp objects between his thumb and fingers, put blocks in cups and remove his socks with his right hand. Jaylen welcomes his foster family with a bow and opens his arms when they return home. Jaylen is in need of a family that can provide him with any medical care he may need.

Jaylen

Nathan
Born 3.4.02, S.E. Asia

Nathan is a handsome boy with an infectious smile who is in need of a family. He came into care as an infant and is currently thriving in his foster family. His foster parents are American, so Nathan is gaining exposure to English. He has a history of pneumonia, TB and respiratory failure, which required multiple hospital stays when he was younger. Nathan requires the use of an inhaler daily. Otherwise, he is a healthy boy and his fine and gross motor skills are well developed. Although somewhat behind academically, he is an independent child who can complete tasks without help. Since living with his foster family, he has become more self-confident, though he is sensitive and can get upset when teased. The right family for Nathan will have experience in parenting, access to medical services, and the patience to help him transition to a new life.

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Nathan

Elizabeth
Born 12.5.09, N.E. Asia

Elizabeth was born at about 32 weeks and at less than 4 pounds. She is currently in a positive institutional environment, though she was in foster care until March 2011. She is doing well developmentally, and she loves playing with other children and with toys. Elizabeth was under incubator treatment for about two months after birth. During hospitalization, she developed a mass on her cheek due to a congenital infection, which may require plastic surgery in the future. This little girl also has been noted to have gingival hyperplasia, partial syndactyly and polydactyly of her right foot, flexion of thumbs, a sacral dimple, and a small Atrial Septal Defect. Elizabeth receives regular therapy focused on sensory training and hand function, and has made great improvements. She is attending preschool and is able to walk and run. Elizabeth is also improving in her speech development. She is described as a bright and charming child who has developed good relationships with both her caregivers and other children. She is in need of a family that has access to the medical resources she needs and is comfortable with a potential genetic syndrome.

Elizabeth

Sam, Percy and Penn
Born 2004, 2006 & 2008, S.E. Asia

These three siblings are waiting for a family that is prepared to adopt an older sibling group. The middle brother was the first to come into care in 2008, with high fever, poor development, malnourishment and tuberculosis, and was provided medication, stimulation and a nutrition program. He has made great strides in school. He has good social skills and likes all kinds of games and activities. The older sister and youngest brother came into care in 2011 in similar physical condition to their brother, and were placed in a group home near their brother’s foster home. The youngest can do a 9-piece jigsaw puzzle, dress himself, and play well with friends. The older sister is described as a healthy, happy child who loves to study and read library books. Because of their difficult start in life, these children will thrive in a family open to unknowns, prepared for extended grief and loss, and experienced with adoption/foster care and parenting past age nine. The ideal family will also have a good understanding of issues related to older child and sibling adoption.

Sam, Percy and Penn

Sam, Percy and Penn

For more information on adopting these and other waiting children, click here or contact Erin Anderson at ­erina@holtinternational.org

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