Meet Gabe!  Gabe is a precious 1 and a half year old boy from China that was born with Dandy Walker Syndrome and post-operative hydrocephalus. He received a shunt for his hydrocephalus and seems to be doing great overall!  His file indicates that he might have had a hemorrhage in his brain previously. Gabe is a sweet, happy kiddo who loves to laugh with his caregivers. He is able to turn his body and has excellent fine motor skills. He is unable to stand and walk at this time, but he appears to be making excellent progress overall. He is able to kick his legs and seems to be gaining strength. He can recognize his name and says “Mama!” when he is upset. He can distinguish between strangers and his caregivers. His caregivers love him very much and hope that he can have a happy childhood and a bright future.

If you’d like to learn more about this amazing kiddo, please reach out to Great Wall China Adoption!

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Ava is an adorable little girl who is 6 years old! Her left ear formed a little differently and she has some language development delays.

Ava was hosted through another agency in July 2016, so we have some great videos you can watch from her time living with a family in America.

U.S. doctors say that Ava has undiagnosed deafness, and she has been near-deaf from birth.  She can hear muffled sounds at high decibel levels, but not much more.

The host family said: “[Ava] is a gem. She is sweet natured and affectionate. She is loving and kind. She has adapted to America beautifully. She loves the pool, the beach, the kettle ponds. She loves to play. She loves to cuddle. She is a good sleeper and great eater!’

Ava doesn’t appear to have any mobility delays; she can walk freely, go up and down the stairs on her own and her fine motor skills seem to be on target! She can put blocks into a cup, can stack blocks, turn the pages in a book and draw using a pencil.

Ava loves to laugh out loud and be active with her peers! She is described as being extroverted, happy and quick in reaction! Ava’s favorite activity is looking at picture books and playing games.

If you are interested in reviewing Ava’s medical information, contact GWCA today!

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