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Kristopher {Taiwan}

Kristopher will turn 9 soon and is a sensitive, observant child. He likes playing with Legos and balls. He can be quite active, but can also sit and concentrate on projects for a nice amount of time.



Kristopher had a heart murmur when he was younger, which seems to have self-corrected. He is a bright, healthy little guy! He is in 2nd grade and can already recite multiplication facts. He is at the top of his class in Mandarin and math.



He gets along well with other children and tries to help his siblings get along. He has an older brother (Kyle) and a younger brother who are also available for adoption. The boys can be adopted together or separately.

Kristopher sounds like such a sweet boy! Could he be your son? Please contact mary.chapman@gladney.org for more information.

Reed

Reed is only 2 years old and he is described as a lovely, smart little boy. 




He has limb differences that make certain things a little more difficult for him, but he can always figure out a way to do what he wants to do. He grabs balls and doesn’t want to let go. 




He is very sensitive to adult’s facial expressions and does not like it if his caregivers tease him and pretend to be upset at him. He looks at them as if to say, “Why are you getting angry, I have not done anything wrong?!” 



His file was prepared when he was around 18 months old and at that time he was crawling and could put blocks into a cup and take them out again. He could also scribble on a piece of paper with a crayon. 



Reed needs a family! Could he be your son? Please contact us at superkids@gladney.org or more information.

Kyle {Taiwan}

Kyle is a 10 year old boy who is described in his file as mild and kind in nature. He will sometimes hug his foster mother to thank her for her care. He helps sweep the floor and wants to know when his foster father will be home. When his foster father comes home he gets his  indoor slippers for him because he is so happy to see him.



He has mild delays, and is in 4th grade at school where he is a B student. He received speech therapy and his ability to express himself has improved with time. He also is diagnosed with G6PD deficiency.

Kyle thrives with a predictable schedule and sometimes struggles to understand schedule changes. He dresses himself and otherwise cares for himself.



Kyle has 2 brothers who are also available for adoption. The decision has been made that the boys can be placed together or separately. We will be post about the other 2 boys this and next week.

If you would like to learn more about Kyle please contact mary.chapman@gladney.org for more information.

Raina

Raina just turned 2 and she is is described as a quiet, gentle, happy baby girl who does not cry very often. It is easy to get a smile from this little sweetie. 



Her file was prepared when she was 11 months old. At that time she was sitting independent and recognized her name. She was also beginning to babble. She enjoys playing with toys that light up and make noises. She has postoperative meningocele and tethered cord. 



And her favorite things? If you have not already lost your heart to little little sweetheart you are about to! She loves to be cuddled! Wouldn’t it be a privilege to be the one to do all that cuddling? 

Raina needs a family who can provide the medical care she will need and who will help her reach her fullest potential. Please contact us at superkids@gladney.org if that could be you!

Antony {Taiwan}

Antony is a 7 year old boy whose caregivers describe as gentle and curious. He answered our questions and enjoyed talking with us when we met him in April. He was a little quiet, but did not seem shy.



Antony has DiGeorge syndrome and is a little delayed developmentally. He counts to 100 and says that math is his favorite subject. He is a talkative little guy, but sometimes his speech is a little hard to understand. When asked to do fine motor type of activities he often responds with, "I can't!" But with a little coaxing he often could do more than he thought.



He likes to play with dolls and, while he could not tell us his favorite color, he did name the colors of the crayons on the table.




Antony needs a family! Please contact mary.chapman@gladney.org for more information.

And, as always, be sure to join our private Taiwan Facebook group for photos and videos we cannot share publicly.

Stuart

We are pretty excited that we got Stuart's file again! You can see our previous post about him here. He is such a little cutie and it is hard for me to imagine that he is still waiting for his family!



Stuart is 20 months old now and we are seeking an update. When we last received information about him it appeared that he was doing really well developmentally, already standing independently at 11 months is something we rarely see in children's files.




This sweet little guy has cerebral hypoplasia according to his file. He has had a CT scan and we have the report from that scan. His right hand is a little bit stiff and harder for him to use, but by all reports we have received that is the only obvious issue he has.



This little guy needs to come home! Could he be your son? Please contact us at superkids@gladney.org for more information.

Family Friday

We are doing something a little different on the blog today, but we just can't wait to show you these adorable pictures! When we posted about Leeza we had so many people inquire about her and so many people have expressed interest in this darling little girl since then that we want to share some pictures with you.



The moment that a child becomes a part of a family is magical. It is often hard and scary and overwhelming in many ways, but one moment they are alone in the world, the next they are treasured members of a family. And there is magic there even if it is hidden under layers of grief and fear.

For Leeza that magical moment happened this week. This is it. This is why we all work together for these children. This is why we ask you to share posts. This is the moment we are working toward.



In this moment and all of the moments to follow, we want to wish Leeza and her family the very best! Thank you for allowing us to share in this bit of magic!