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Girl Born in 2002 Waiting for an Adoptive Family

Diana2002Diana was born in 2002. She is a great, very sweet girl. She studies well, she’s obedient and respectful. She is living with HIV and has been waiting for a family for so long. She is in an Eastern European orphanage. There is no upper age limit and no restrictions on family size. Travel is required. Married couples only.

Contact:  Adopt A Waiting Child

Diana

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Children Waiting in Latvia For International Adoptive Families

According to the official adoption authority in Latvia, these 3 children are living with HIV and are currently registered for international adoption:

11. Girl, born on December 30, 2012:

  • girl has blue-grayish eyes and brown hair. The girl is calm, has good sucking reflex, eats well but does it slowly, holds head well, makes an eye contact, reacts to light and likes bathing;
  • child was born to a 38 years old mother, from her 5th pregnancy, in the 4th delivery, with a weight of 4130 g, height – 54 cm, after Apgar’s score 8/9 points. During the pregnancy the mother was not monitored by a doctor;
  • child has been consulted by a physiotherapist (22.01.2013.) – the psychomotor development of the child corresponds to age. Crawling age – in a position laying on the back turns head to one or another side. Hold head in a centre line for a several seconds. Kicks (motions) with both legs. In a sitting position has good head control, holds head for several seconds. Muscle tone in norm. Walking age – reflectory leg support reactions – hip straightening and automatic walking when in vertical position. Grasping age – palms mostly are in fists, pronounced grasping reflex. Perception age – with an eye gaze follows to a red rattle to both sides when it is moved. Reacts to a bright light and noise. Social age – fixes the face which moves and follows it for a short time. Looks in the eyes. Mostly gets calm when is taken on the hands;
  • final medical diagnoses – HIV infection, HCV exposition, anti-syphilis course;
  • further necessary treatment – regular medicament treatment, surveillance of an infectologist, a hepatologist and a dermatovenerologist, prevention of rickets;
  • the mother abandoned child in a hospital, nor maternity, nor paternity for the child has been stated.

12. Boy, born on May 19, 2011:

  • boy has brown eyes and hair. The child is smiley, loves communicating with the adults, enjoys playing with toys and other children, likes looking picture books, moves by crawling, sometimes by holding with his hands pops up on a little platform, eats with a help of the adult, has good appetite. The boy is active, is interested, joyful. Caretakers of the child says that boy develops well and his positivism helps in improvement of his development, he is a real combatant;
  • child was born to a 36 years old mother, from her 5th pregnancy, in the 3rd delivery, in the 37 gestation week, with a weight of 2970 g, height – 47 cm, after Apgar’s score 7/8/8 points. During the pregnancy the mother was not monitored by a doctor;
  • child was consulted by a physiotherapist (18.01.2013.) – psychomotor development of the child delays in every area. Notable dynamic of the development. Gross motor – child moves forward by crawling, often plays in the position laying on the right side, by crawling activates the left side in a support to the right side. Is able to sit down on the right side-sitting by supporting on the right hand or on support with both palms when they are on the front. Stands on his knees. By holding stands up and stands for a while. Alternates the weight to one or another leg, has different height for his inner part of the feet, notable outward-rotation of the hips, knees and feet. If the weight is on the left leg, then the right leg is bended. The child has pronounced posture and motion asymmetry due to congenital developmental anomalies. The child is active and dapper. Sleight-of-hand – plays with a different size and shape objects, has ‘pliers gripe’, leafs the book of pictures, pushes a toy car when is in the position laying on the back or in a sitting position, takes a toy in each hand, claps them together or puts them in one another. In other positions works more with his left hand. Perception – simultaneously is able to play with 2 objects, tries to connect them is able to put smaller cup into the middle cup and then into the larger cup), is able to find the object beneath the cup, using string can drag a toy which tied to the string to himself, tries drawing. Social age – when asked, gives toy, tries to imitate gesture ‘bye’, rolls a ball to the adult. Gladly gets in contact with the adults or a child. Smiles a lot. Self-dependence – drinks from a mug which is held without getting dirty, takes food and eats it with his hands, when getting dressed helps with his motions;
  • final medical diagnoses – multiple congenital anomalies; teratogenic dislocation of the left hip joint; contracture of left hips, left clubfoot; scholiostic spinal deformity; multiple vertebral anomalies in the thoracic and lumbar part; flaccid lower limbs, parapresis, movement disorders, HIV I A III, HIV infection with other specified expressions (B23.8), OU Astigmatism hypermetropic, glasses; psychomotor development delay;
  • further necessary treatment – to continue assigned therapy of an infectologist, control of the infectologist. To wear glasses. Consultation of a psychiatrist. Physiotherapy. Speech therapy;
  • by a court verdict the mother of the child was deprived of custody rights in November 2012, paternity has not been stated. The mother did not visit her child in the hospital for a long time. Periodically the mother has phoned to the out-of-family care institution and shown interest about the child, often she was under the abusive substances while phoning;
  • the child has 1 older brother who is under the guardianship. The decision of Orphans’ Court on separation of the children in case of adoption has been made.

30. Girl, born on 31st of May 2004:

  • she has brown eyes and hair, she was born to a 23 years old mother in her third pregnancy, in her third delivery with the weight of 2450 g and height of 47 cm, she started sitting at the age of 13 months, crawling when she was 1 year and 8 months old, walking without assistance at the age of 1year and 10 months, first teeth came out when she was 8, 5 months old. The girl is emotional, likes individual attention, likes when someone occupies with her, sometimes whining. The general development of the girl has been retarded; girl is mutual sensoneural partially-deaf in serious stage. Child doesn’t speak, doesn’t walk, she doesn’t control where she is going or what she wants to do;
  • medical diagnosis – the backwardness of psychomotor development, mutual sensoneural partially-deaf in serious stage, B 20 (the infection of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)); the backwardness in serious stage with the indices of autism;
  • further medical treatment – the surveillance by audiologue, the use of hearing aid, the surveillance by neurologist and psychiatrist, continue the control in AIDS center of Latvia;
  • by the court verdict parents have been deprived from custody rights in April 2006, the paternity is not determined;
  • the girl has one elder sister and brother, who are in the guardianship of their grandfather and two younger brothers – one of them lives with the parents, one lives in other out-of-family care center. A decision of the Orphans Court on children separation in case of adoption has been made.

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Pre-teen boy in Eastern Europe ~ Special Needs Adoption Opportunity

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Andrew2001 (2)This boy was born in 2001. These photos were taken in February 2012. He is located in a country in Eastern Europe which allows older parents and larger families to adopt. Couples must be married to adopt this child. An parent who adopted a child in his orphanage spent 2 months there and she is advocating for the boy and is available to speak to potential adoptive parents. “He is a kind, quiet boy who seems to have a sweet nature about him. He has a limp arm of some sort. There is a good chance he is HIV positive. His best friend is being adopted and he will be lonely at the orphanage.”

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Viktor – Date of Birth 2007

http://www.adoptawaitingchild.com/waiting_children4.html

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Waiting Girls with HIV – Photolistings

This little girl recently turned 8 in Fall 2012. She is a very nice girl, a little shy yet friendly, smart and curious. She likes cats, dogs and other pets. She also loves to play with friends.

This little girl recently turned 8 in Fall 2012. She is a very nice girl, a little shy yet friendly, smart and curious. She likes cats, dogs and other pets. She also loves to play with friends.

As of October 2012, this little girl was 10 years old.

As of October 2012, this little girl was 10 years old.

These girls CAN be adopted by American citizens. Contact Victoria Tucker at Good Hope Adoption Services

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2 Year Old Girl with HIV – Adoption Photolisting

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‘Siri’ was born July 2010. She does not have any siblings. Her description was written in August 2012: She is an affectionate, attentive and sociable girl. She loves to play with her favorite toys and she takes very good care of them making sure nothing gets broken, then she puts them away when she is done playing. She takes an active part in the games and activities at the baby house. She shows a keen interest and she likes to look at books, pictures and cartoons. She understands adult requests and can carry out simple instructions. There are four different colors, like chalk on a blackboard. She is beginning to speak and willingly repeats syllables for adults, telling tales, poems and songs. Her motor skills and well developed; she walks, runs, jumps and climbs. Her developments of movement are normal. She likes playing outdoor games and doing exercises using a drum. Her cultural and hygiene skills are well formed: she can partially dress and undress herself, uses a towel and the potty. She likes to get dressed up in dresses and wear pigtails and braids and when asked, she always chooses a bow. She eats selectively but gently, uses a napkin, gestures and says ‘thank you’. She sleeps peacefully. Her memory, attention and thinking is correct and she perseveres in the classroom.  Siri is living with HIV.

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Infant Adoption ~ HIV+ Babies in Need of Adoptive Families

Several babies in an Eastern European country are in need of international adoptive parents. Time frame for the total adoption from start of homestudy until the child is in the home is about 10-11 months. Total adoption costs exceed $40K. The babies have a confirmed HIV-positive diagnosis. They are in a decent (specialized) baby home and have access to excellent medical care. Several children have come home from this orphanage and are doing well. Their photos and date of birth can be shared with a serious adoptive family. Single mothers may apply and will be accepted on a case by case basis. It may be possible for unrelated children to be adopted simultaneously (case by case) and many other children with HIV in this region other than the ones listed here are in need of immediate placement. These particular children are all Caucasian and under one year of age. Please use the contact form for additional info.

8mo girl, gray eyes, brown hair

7mo boy, brown eyes, light brown hair

5mo girl, brown eyes, blond hair

10mo boy, brown eyes, brown hair

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Little Boy Born in 2006 Desperately Wants Family

He often ran up to the door,
he heard steps … – he is waiting.
The boy firmly believes -
Once MAMA looking for, then find.
In bed, eyes closing,
to dispel any worries of the day,
as he repeats the prayer:
-Mamulechka, find me …
in the pockets of hidden candy,
flowers for mom collected.
But left unanswered
prayer children in the night.
And yet, with hope and stubborn,
quietly sitting on the window,
The boy draws the word MAMA

Prints finger on … when you look at him, once you see how he is growing into a handsome and tall man. The children in children’s homes grow up too fast – they have no children’s problems… but he is still very young, only 6 years! And he is clever, detailed, beautiful eyes, and just a nice kid with which you can not remain indifferent. He’s intelligent, fairly well developed (no mental delays) and smart. He really needs a mom. His biological mother was deprived of parental rights and the biological father is unknown. He has been in the system for a long time, from infancy. He has an older sister, born in 2004 who is currently residing with an aunt (who refused the boy). He has status for international adoption.

Many additional photos available.

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FULL Adoption Grant ~ Siblings in Eastern Europe

From the Project Hopeful blog post: Bringing Home Alyona and their Urgent Needs page.

Alyona is described as a “well and happy child.” Time is running out for Alyona to get a family! She is 15 years old and HIV+. In less than a year she will age out of the system and not be eligible for adoption. Futures are very bleak for orphans who “age out”. Most choose suicide, crime, or prostitution. The good news is that she has a full grant to cover all adoption expenses! What is so special about this case is that the grant is donated by the adoptive father of her biological sister, already here in the states. Rich, the adoptive father, promised his daughter that he would get her biological sister and two brothers adopted. A daddy cannot break a promise to his daughter. If you are interested in adopting Alyona and/or possibly their two brothers (ages 8 and 10), please contact Project HOPEFUL. Please help all of their dreams come true!

Alyona was enrolled into the boarding school on March 21, 2012. At first sight, it was obvious that the child had a difficult life experience and an old head on young shoulders: Alyona had her own opinion and views for life and interaction with the adults and children. It was obvious that the girl didn’t trust people, however, she had open and outgoing personality, thus it was easy to communicate with her, and she was able to establish rapport. The girl still hopes to maintain contact with her brother and sister (she constantly talks about them in a positive way, which is very good).

The adjustment process was smooth, without conflicts with her peers or younger children. Alyona is peaceful and not rough. She easily connected with the group of children. She was able to immediately attract their attention by her interesting stories about India (she’s got a very vivid imagination)! She shares her room with her friend. She is independent and can keep her room clean and tidy, she can wash her clothes. However, the educators note that the girl requires constant control of an adult person to fulfill the above mentioned tasks in timely manner and organized.

Talking to this girl, it was noted, though Alyona missed lots of school program, since she was constantly moving with her relatives, grandmother and aunts through the different countries of CIS (Commonwealth of Independent Countries), such as Moldova, Russia and Ukraine, the girl has a very good natural intellectual potential. She has a very well developed memory, speech and logical thinking, she can find a way out from a difficult life situation, she is not afraid of the challenges, thus the girl has a very high stamina – the only thing that should be done is to guide all these qualities to the positive target.

From the first days, the teachers assessed her educational level and skills and provided Alyona with the individual school program (curriculum) for her math and writing. The girl works diligently. She has a very beautiful handwriting, she reads good and academics goes easy to her, she only needs to make efforts and to refine herself.

At this point, Alyona has achieved the progress: she became a very good looking child, neat and tidy. School administration, educators and medical staff constantly supervise her. Sometimes the girl can rebel the rules set in the boarding school: she wants to go for a walk in the city and talk to the strangers (it’s typical for her to easily find the common ground with the strangers, and then she considers them her friends). In the result of such misbehavior the girl has conflicts with the educators and serious conversations with the school administration. Besides all of these problems, she has positive qualities: Alyona is honest; she can listen to and hear the reasoning of adults, to analyze and to admit her mistake. The girl understands that she is cared for, and that the people available to her, care about her. With every passing day it becomes obvious that Alyona wants to correct her behavior, she refines herself, however, the child requires constant care, and this care should be directed to her personally. She is constantly waiting for a call from her sister Anya, she gets very happy about this and shows her photos, as well as reads her letters. Along with this, she hopes that she will have future and parents.

Lately, Alyona is a little bit downcast with the sad events that happened in school, and it was noted that the girl feels stressed and scared. She somewhat lost her faith in her better future. Alyona is constantly involved in conversations which help her to understand that she is not abandoned, that she is loved and cared for.

To donate toward the adoption, please visit the Urgent Needs page HERE.

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Little Girl Born August 2009 – Waiting Child Photolisting

‘Jade’ (previously ‘Lola’) was born August 2009. She has a confirmed HIV positive diagnosis and she is registered for international adoption. The director of her baby house says that she is a normally developing child and that she is much prettier than in this photo. Her character is described as being ‘whimsical’.

  • 4 trips
  • 1st trip, Both parents for 5-7 days
  • Wait 2-3 months for court
  • 2nd trip, both parents for 5 days for court, both go home
  • 3rd and 4th trip are short, only one parent has to travel
  • No more than 5 children at home
  • Both parents must be younger than 60 years
  • Total program fees under $25,000, plus travel expenses
  • Fee includes a $1000 orphanage donation
  • Married couples and single mothers may apply

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