Christina is an awesome little girl from China that is 7 and a half years old! Christina has cerebral palsy that appears to be pretty mild and only seems to affect her lower limbs. Christina can walk just fine by herself and can play just like any other child. She has good fine motor skills and her upper body and limbs work normally.
Christina’s cognitive abilities are at the same level as the other children in the orphanage. Her language is delayed and she can only speaks in short sentences. Christina does understand what other people are saying to her and she can follow directions when they are given by her caretakers.
Christina is very sympathetic to other children and when they are upset she will go to comfort them and try to help them calm down. Christina does get along well with other children and likes to play games with them. Christina is very outgoing with people she is familiar with, but she gets quite shy around strangers.
Enzo is a sweet little boy from China who is 4 and a half years old. Enzo is described by his caretakers as being energetic, active and having a ready smile! Enzo has congenital glaucoma of both eyes and esotropia of the right ey
e, so his vision is impaired. He had an operation in 2016 that did help his vision somewhat.
Because of his inability to see clearly, as it with many children with vision issues, Enzo is delayed in his language abilities. He can make sounds like “yiyi yaya” and can hum along to songs he knows. Enzo does know how to walk on his own, though he is sometimes nervous about walking too far because of his limited eyesight.
Enzo needs help to do certain tasks like using a spoon to eat or going to the toilet. Enzo did not always like to play with other children because of his inability to see clearly, but since being in the orphanage’s pre-school program, he has improved significantly in his abilities and desire to play with other children and he is now happy to play with other children. Enzo loves being cuddled by his caretakers and he has built stable emotional attachment with his teachers and caregivers. Enzo likes listening to music and playing games.
Maya is a precious little girl from China that just turned 8 years old. Maya is friendly and helpful and she gets
along well with other children and adults. She likes to help take care of the younger children in the orphanage.
Maya has great self-care abilities such as wiping her hands, eating on her own, drinking water from a cup, going to the toilet by herself, taking on and off her own clothes, including her pants, socks and shoes, etc.
Maya has cerebral palsy but through long-term rehabilitation training, she has made a ton of progress! She can now walk with the help of a walker, she can go up and down stairs by herself by just holding onto the railing. Maya can grasp toys and other items, she can stack blocks and she can draw shapes on paper.
Maya knows how to count numbers 1-100, she knows common colors and can match and classify shapes. Maya likes to sing songs and enjoys being around other people.
**AGING OUT** Rebecca is a lovely young girl from China that has just recently turned turned 13 years old. If Rebecca is not adopted before she turns 14, she will age out of the China Adoption System and will never get the chance to have a family.
Rebecca is missing her left eye and has corneal leukoplakia in her right eye, so her vision is almost completely gone. She goes to a special school for children who are blind. Her cognitive abilities and language abilieis are normal and she is doing very well in school.
Rebecca likes to sing and will often perform at different celebratory events at her school and at the orphanage. Rebecca gets only well with her peers and with her caregivers. Her teachers describe her as being obedient, sensible and polite. Rebecca is a very outgoing and active girl and has a ready smile, but she does get a little shy around strangers.