Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Dexter! {Taiwan}

Introducing the one and only… Dexter. This 10 year old had our hearts the moment he walked in the room. Sporting his khaki shorts and bright orange shirt, the sweetest blue glasses with the warmest brown eyes behind them, and that smile how could we not melt?

Dexter is the sweetest, most gentle spirited, fun loving Lego pro I’ve ever laid eyes on. He is so well mannered and polite. He was quick to put together a car Lego kit. He even drew us a picture of the Lego car he put together in great detail. What an artist he is!

Dexter is so personable and eager to share his knowledge. During the intake question session he took the time to teach his foster mom how to speak some English. What a sweetheart!

Dexter is searching for his forever family. He is looking for a mom and dad to share his knowledge, build lots of Lego treasures and to draw his forever home. Dexter is precious! To the lucky family that becomes his forever family be prepared to have your heart melt as this young man changes your life forever. Could Dexter be your son? For Dexter’s full profile, please be in touch with Mary Chapman at mary.chapman@gladney.org.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Meet Lonnie!

Lonnie is a darling little 20 month old baby boy who loves to cuddle. Just look at those kissable little cheeks!

Lonnie has Down Syndrome and an extra digit on his left hand.

He rolls over, sits without support, and babbles. He likes to listen to music and watch TV. Which makes me laugh just a little. Can you imagine how this little one would thrive in a family!?

Our Advocacy Camp team spent time with him and all said he was such a cuddle bug! This sweet little one needs a family to call his own! Could Lonnie be your son? Please contact April Uduhiri at april.uduhiri@gladney.org  for more information about bringing him home!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

New Files From Taiwan

We now have these three sweet little boys files! Please contact Mary Chapman at mary.chapman@gladney.org  for more information!

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Mel & Milton {Taiwan}

Prepare to have your heart melted… brothers Mel and Milton are such sweet peas! Their dark eyes and warm smiles could melt anyone’s heart in less than 60 seconds!

At first, 7 year old Milton came across as shy, but he slowly warmed up. Eager to be a big boy like his brother, Mel, he worked on a Lego set. With little guidance he was quick to catch on and get his set together. Of course this was all while keeping an eye on his Lego genius brother. At each successful connection Milton would look up and give me that full face smile. After the Legos were completed, within moments he was climbing up the fire pole and touching the ceiling.

11 year old Mel is one of the sweetest, most polite young boys I’ve ever met. Mel was quick to show how well he knew his way around Legos. Hands down he was the Lego genius of our trip - within just minutes he had the first of three kits together! The most memorable part was the smile that he got when he completed each set. When it was time to move on to the next station and I had the privilege of letting him know the Legos were his to keep… oh the excitement. His face lit up like a Christmas tree and in the most polite, happy voice he said in English, “Thank you!”

Mel and Milton are both healthy, with no special needs, and are doing very well in school. Mel told us he loves to cook and wants to be a chef when he grows up. Milton told us he has a best friend in his class that he likes to play with each day. 

These brothers are searching for a place to call home. Be prepared to have your heart melted for the rest of your life…Could these boys be your sons? Could you be their forever family? For more information on Mel and Milton, please contact Mary Chapman at mary.chapman@gladney.org

Monday, August 15, 2016


Sam is a 9 year old boy who likes to play outside. He and 5 other children live in a foster home that is on the orphanage campus. He attends school on the campus as well.

Sam has epilepsy and developmental delays. He attends a special education school. He can walk from his home to the school and back again by himself. He is totally independent in his self care. He speaks in both Mandarin and the local dialect.

Sam's favorite toys are cars and blocks and his favorite color is yellow. He is described as introverted but his foster mom also notes that he likes to share with other children.

This sweet boy needs a family to help him reach his full potential. Could he be your son? Please contact April Uduhiri at april.uduhiri@gladney.org for more information.

Friday, August 12, 2016


Simon is a happy little 2 year old boy who loves to be outside. His foster mom says he likes to be with other children and laughs very easily.

Simon has Down syndrome. He isn't quite walking yet, or at least he wasn't walking when we met him in September, but he crawls and sits on his own and pulls to a stand. He says several words and had a wonderful time ripping up paper and flinging it around!

Simon is in foster care and appears to have a close connection with his foster mother. He likes when she hugs him but is more reserved with people he doesn't know.

Little Simon needs a family. Could be your son? Please contact April Uduhiri at april.uduhiri@gladney.org for more information.

Thursday, August 11, 2016


Oh sweet Sierra! She loves being held and responds so sweetly to any kind of affection such as rubbing her arm or rocking her.

Sierra is 3 years old is blind. She walks with assistance and is beginning to say some simple words. She is in foster care and appears to be very close to her foster mother.

Sierra like to sing and dance to music. She can sing Happy Birthday by herself. How sweet is that? She has such a quiet, timid little voice. I would love to hear her singing!

Little Sierra has so much potential to live a full life! She needs a family who can help her do just that!

I love the way her little hands are wrapped around Janell's hand here!

Could she be your daughter? Please contact April Uduhiri at april.uduhiri@gladney.org for more information.