Look at our five lovely ladies this week. The beautiful girls are all anxiously waiting to find their forever family. Share this blog with anyone you know that may be interested in international adoption, help bring these ladies home! To learn more about these girls contact Jessie@gwca.org.
Hi, I’m Shannon and I am 4 years old! I am outgoing and I love to talk. I am only able to say simple words, but I love to be the life of the party. I have something called Down Syndrome and two mild heart defects, ASD and VSD. I also have been diagnosed as a Hep B carrier. My caregivers say that I live a life just like my friends. I love to eat, play, and watch cartoons! I am always smiling and playing!
Hi, I’m Jessica and I am 6 years old. When I was younger I was diagnosed with PDA type of CHD. However, I had surgery for this in 2010 and I had a ECG that shows I am doing great since the surgery! I am deaf, but I am able to understand concepts of language even though I do not know sign language yet. I am getting therapies through Half the Sky and I am learning how to use sign language. I had a CT in May of 2013 that mild fourth ventricular expanding. I am outgoing and very active. I love to dance when I can feel the music. I am always smiling and my caregivers describe me as “sunny.”
Hi there! I’m Callie and I just turned 14 months old. I have been diagnosed as premature and have cephalohematoma with esotropia of my left eye. I am able to lay on my stomach and raise my head up to look around. I can visually follow toys and I look for them if they fall down. I try hard to imitate others and I like to follow people with my eyes. I am close with my caretakers and I love bright colors.
Hi, I’m Marley and I am 12 years old! I have a CHD (including hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy, mild tricuspid regurgitation, mild mitral regurgitation, mild aortic regurgitation and pulmonary regurgitation, decreased left ventricular diastolic function) and mild anemia. I sometimes have a difficult time breathing and the doctors think I have slight asthma. I am doing great physically, and there are no signs of my CHD in my daily life. My caregivers say that I am outgoing and love to participate in activities. I do not attend a formal school because of my heart condition, but I am cognitively on target. My caregivers say that I am very sweet and I love to dance! I know about adoption and I would love to find my forever family!
Hi, I’m Nicki! I am 9 and a half. I have been living in a foster family since 2006. When I came to the orphanage I was just over 2 years old. I was diagnosed with cerebral palsy. Since then, the orphanage has been working with me and I have made so much progress. I am able to walk with holding on to items and I am going to school. My caregivers say that I am extroverted, kind, and love to play with my friends. I am able to express my needs with my words, and I am very clever!