Three-year-old Cora is is a gentle and adorable girl with a million-dollar smile. Her face lights up when she gets any attention from her nannies or from volunteers at her orphanage. Cora’s laugh makes everyone around her feel happy too. Cora likes to play with toys but, most of all, she likes being with people!
Three-and-a-half year old Simon is a real bundle of energy. He is very curious and interested in everything around him. Simon likes playing with the other kids and has strong opinions about what he wants to do. Simon’s corneal leukoma does not hold him back much. There are several ways this condition can be addressed medically.
Zhani, Van and Slava are Bulgarian siblings and must be adopted together. Middle child Zhani is 14 years old and does very well in school. Zhani is a little shy but she takes great pride in her appearance and likes to wear accessories in her hair. Big sister Slava is17. She is a calm
Hugh is three and a half now and ON THE MOVE! His nannies report that Hugh “… is a very extroverted boy, walking and running everywhere, likes to play with other children, understand nanny’s directions and can make correct reaction. Even though Hugh has been diagnosed as Down Syndrome, both his mental and physical developments are
Dani and Vincent are brothers. Thirteen year old Dani’s all time favorite school subject is math. He also enjoys gym classes very much, and studies English at school. He likes volleyball and sometimes watches games on TV. He likes watching the news, as well. Dani is confident and self-determined. He hopes to become a
Scott is ten years old. He is on target physically but has a little catching up to do as far as his school performance is concerned. Scott gets along well with other kids and is cooperative with the orphanage staff even though he is a little shy with strangers. Scott needs the individual
Four-year-old Paulie is doing his best to grow in all aspects of his life. Paulie can sit up for a few minutes and he is learning transitional movements from sitting to crawling, moving forward on his stomach and using his arms and legs (one of the steps towards crawling). Paulie doesn’t talk yet, but
Our little Teddy just turned three last month. Teddy is a good humored, curious little guy who loves books and toy cars – especially the ones that light up. He is a little shy around strangers, but once he feels comfortable, he joins right in whatever is happening around him. Teddy has mild cerebral palsy,
Three-year-old Chad recently moved to Alenah’s Home, our CHI foster care center. The staff and volunteers there give him the love and attention he needs to grow to be all that he can be. Chad has been diagnosed with progressive muscular dystrophy, but right now, his physical development is good – both both fine and gross
Little Donny just turned two this March. He is an active little guy who likes to play with any toys he sees. Donny also likes watching TV and listening to music very much. His nannies report that “When music is playing on TV, he will be happy and gaze at TV. He likes to smile