Thursday, December 1, 2016

Morgan {Taiwan}

Morgan has a great smile! We met Morgan in October 2016 and we have some great photos showing off his awesome smile.  




Morgan is 8 years old and has lived in the same foster family since he was 4. He has a good bond with his foster mother. His foster mother says that he is a sensitive and considerate boy, and that he is eager to be helpful around the house.




Morgan was a little shy when answering our questions, but he was confident in his answers. He has a sweet, quiet voice. He told us that he loves pizza, playing with Legos, and that his favorite subjects in school are math, science, and technology. Morgan is often lively and active when at home or in a comfortable environment. 




Morgan really wants to learn to play the ukulele and read sheet music! Morgan is healthy with no special needs. Could Morgan be your son? To view Morgan's full profile which includes medical information, birth family history, and photos, please contact Taiwan Program Caseworker, Mary Chapman, at mary.chapman@gladney.org

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Hans

Hans is a handsome, happy little 6 year old boy. His caregivers describe him as happy, active, and popular.



We met Hans in October. He was certainly thrilled that we brought fruit snacks with us and enjoyed them to the fullest!

Hans' file indicates that he had an inter-cranial hemorrhage as an infant. He Counts to ten and his speech is clear and easy to understand. He speaks in complete sentences. He is 1st grade and is doing well in school.

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He is an active little guy who likes to play ball and laugh, but he also sat down and played with Legos for quite sometime. We noted that his attention span is appropriate for a boy his age.



He walks, runs, jumps, and stands on one foot. He stacks blocks and put a little puzzle together with us.

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Hans is a precious little by waiting for a family to call his own. Could he be your son? Please contact us at superkids@gladney.org for more information.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Davey {Taiwan}

Davey is a super adorable 6 year old boy looking for his forever family! Gladney's Superkids team met Davey in October 2016. He quickly warmed up and had a great time playing and interacting with us. 




Davey loves to be active and enjoys playing basketball and riding a bike. His caregivers state that he is a good logical thinker and will sit and complete a 48 piece jigsaw puzzle by himself. Davey is great at making friends and will happily share his snacks and toys.




He loves to singing, playing house and pretending to cook, and watching cartoons. His favorite food is hot dogs. 




Davey is suspected to have mild ADHD and is not currently taking any medication for it, but is being monitored by doctors. For more information on Davey and to review his full profile, photos, and video, please contact Taiwan Program Caseworker, Mary Chapman, at mary.chapman@gladney.org. 

Friday, November 25, 2016

A Week of Gratitude {Wendy Stanley}

We are doing a series of gratitude posts this week. Please join us by sharing what you are grateful for in the comments!





I am grateful for the wonderful new friendships I made on the October Jiangxi FSL trip.  




Elaine, Shannon, Ella, Neal and Charlie – I can’t help but smile when I remember our work and travels together.  




Thank you for your heartfelt volunteerism and commitment.  




Wishing you all Guang Ming over this Thanksgiving holiday!

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to each of you!

As we gather with our families today and enjoy the comforts of home, as we eat the turkey and pumpkin pie, then gather to watch football with our loved ones, we would like to express our gratitude for a very special group of people today.



We have a Superkids team in China right now getting updated information for children who are a part of the Former Shared List project. These people sacrificed the comforts of home on this holiday because of their love for these children and their belief that every child deserves a family.



This team is in the Guizhou province and they are performing developmental screening and taking beautiful pictures of children, many of whom desperately need updates in their files. You can read more about this project here.



So today, as you gather with loved ones take a moment to say a prayer of gratitude for these people and for the children they are meeting.


By next year there may well be children celebrating Thanksgiving with their new families thanks to the work this team is doing today!

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

A Week of Gratitude {April Uduhiri}

I'm so grateful for the people in my life - my family, friends and co-workers.  After spending most of October in the office alone while everyone else travelled to China... well, let's just say I am exceptionally grateful for my co-workers this month!!



But of course, I am most thankful for the special men in my life.  My little guy who lights up the room with sunshine and my husband Reggie - without his support I would not be able to do the work I love to do.



Spending this Thanksgiving with loved ones means the world to me - I hope each and every one of you is also spending time with the ones you hold dear and remembering the many blessings we have to be thankful for.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Hadley!

Hadley is such a smiley, happy little girl!



When we met her in October, she loved playing and laughed as Douglas spun her around and put her at the top of the slide. He would help her slide down really fast and she quickly learned to say "again!" as soon as she got to the bottom of the slide.

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She is 5 years old and has quite a list of diagnoses. She has complex CHD, for which she has received surgery. She also has hemiplegia on her left side. Her liver is on the left and her spleen on the right. But I can tell you that is not what you think about when you meet her!



She walks on her knees mostly, though she can also stand and walk. She is quite the little go-getter, jumping as she races after the ball! She speaks clearly and in complete sentences. She follows commands and answers questions. She stacks blocks and her cute little dimple pops out as she grins when they fall over.

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Little Hadley needs a family. She has so much potential and could go so far with the medical care and support she needs to thrive! Please contact us at superkids@gladney.org for more information!