Jackson is an awesome little boy from China that is 8 and a half years old! Jackson appears to be an essentially healthy boy who loves to play outside on the playground with friends, go to school and draw. Jackson has a little bit of muscular tension in his lower calves, but it doesn’t affect his ability to walk, run, jump and climb. Jackson is a generally happy, outgoing kiddo who loves being around other people. Jackson has told his caregivers that he very much wants to be adopted by an American family.
Finn is a darling 7-year old boy with a history of inflammation in his lungs and pharynx. Finn also may have cerebral palsy, but Great Wall is working now to learn more from his orphanage. Finn loves to draw, count, and do arts and crafts with his caregivers! He loves to ride the bike and seems to have excellent mobility. Finn is described as being very independent and a fast learner. He loves to watch television, and his favorite character is Superman. He pretends to be Superman and loves to protect the other kiddos in the orphanage! He is described as being a sweet, polite, and social kiddo.
Leta is a lovely little girl from China that is 9 and a half years old. Leta is described as being very cheerful! Leta likes to be around other people, to play with children and she really likes to smile!
Leta has congenital glaucoma, so her vision is impaired, but she can still see. She can see toys in a room and pick them up, she can hold food and eat it on her own, and she can walk by herself. However when she does walk she will sometimes walk slowly if she is in an unfamiliar area.
Because of her vision impairment and from being in an orphanage setting her language development is delayed compared to her peers, as is her overall development. She does understand what others are saying to her and she can follow instructions given to her by adults. Leta doesn’t speak very much and she can only say single words, but not sentences.
Leta tends to rub her eyes sometimes, which may indicate there is some ocular pain she is experiencing. She has not received any treatments or surgeries for her eyes and there have not been any recent tests done on her eyes.
Leta is able to go to the toilet by herself, although sometimes she needs to be reminded to go by an adult. She can put on and take off her own clothes and shoes. She can eat solid food like bread on her own, but sometimes she needs help to use a spoon to eat liquid foods like soup.
This beautiful girl’s name is Selena! Selena is 11-years old and was born with some of her fingers and toes fused together. She has had a surgery to separate her digits and she has been doing great since that time. Selena is very loved by the caregivers in her orphanage and loves talking and playing with them and the other kiddos. She is a smiley, polite, and outgoing child who loves singing and dancing. She is very independent and helpful within the orphanage.
Liv is a precious 7-year old girl in need of a home to call her own. Liv has hypoplasia in both eyes, meaning they did not develop fully. She also has cerebral dysplasia, but appears to be doing well in regards to her overall development! Liv was living with a foster family at the time her file was prepared, and her foster parents love her very much. They describe her as mischievous, clever, and cute! Liv is a sweet kiddo who would thrive with the love of a family.
This precious kiddo’s name is Tommy! Tommy is 9 years old and was born with albinism. Tommy is a sweet, helpful child who always assists his caregivers around the orphanage. He is currently studying in the sensory integration classroom, where he works hard and does extremely well. He loves to play with the other kids and often sings children’s songs to the younger kiddos when they go to sleep. He is a sweet, smart boy who would thrive in a loving home.
Summer is a precious little girl from China that is 9 and a half years old! Summer is described as being a smart, optimistic girl who is polite and likes to have conversations with other children. Summer has said that she very much wants to be adopted by an American family! One of our GWCA Staff Members met Summer when she was in China last year and she would love to speak to any interested family about Summer!
Summer has atrophy of both eyeballs so she cannot see at all. Summer has good cognitive abilities and is not delayed in that regard. She is smart and going to a special school for blind children where she is learning to read braille. She has good language ability and can sing many children’s songs. She has great self-care skills including dressing herself, going to the toilet by herself. She gets along well with other children and adults.
Summer as normal gross and fine motor skills compared to other children her age. She can walk on her own, although due to being blind she may need a walking cane to get around unfamiliar places. Summer also loves to dance! In regards to her fine motor skills, she can button small buttons, build towers with jigsaw blocks and can use chopsticks and a spoon to eat rice and noodles at mealtime.
Summer is doing very well for a blind child who lives in an orphanage in China. She is clearly very smart and has a positive outlook on life. Summer would love to be adopted and be a part of a family!