Thursday, May 25, 2017

Micah - Our Little Star {Taiwan}

Micah may be 4 but he knows what he likes and doesn’t like. And don’t you know it; he liked sunglasses. Once he put the sunglasses on it was game over. This kid knows how to work it and he was such a ham. He would look for the camera and strike a pose every time. We got hip Micah, smiley Micah, and superstar Micah just to name a few.



Once you meet Micah, you cannot stay away from him.  His big smile radiates across his face while his deep dark brown eyes draw you in and melt your soul.  His loveable character can be seen when he sees his caregiver from across the room and runs with arms wide open to embrace them with a huge hug. 

Micah likes to keep you on your toes; you never know what he might do. But what you do know is that he is always trying to make you smile and laugh.



Micah is diagnosed with Down syndrome, but he doesn’t let that extra chromosome slow him down.

Could this star be your son? Micah has a $4000 grant through Gladney. Contact Mary Chapman at mary.chapman@gladney.org

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

An Update on Iris!

We requested and received an update on Iris! You can read all about her here, but in brief she is 5 years old and has developmental delays and esotropia. Just look at this little cutie riding her bike! We would love to tell you more about her! Please contact us at superkids@gladney.org for more information.



Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Magical Mickey {Taiwan}

The advocacy name Mickey was chosen after the cartoon character Mickey Mouse. Not only is Mickey Mouse the official mascot of The Walt Disney Company but he is known throughout the world as the fun loving adventurous little mouse that saves the day with his cuteness.  And boy does the name fit. Mickey is a 1 and a half year old little bundle of cuteness. 



Having just woken up from a nap, he was not sure what was going on. He wanted to just snuggle on his care givers lap and take it all in before checking things out.  He was very attached to his care giver and was content being in her lap, while she was very content letting him stay for as long as he needed. 



Once he was ready, he showed off his walking skills. He holds tight to your hands and takes off, while his face shines with every step of accomplishment.  

           

Mickey has some delays and agenesis of the corpus callosum. Could this bundle of magic be your son? Contact Mary Chapman at mary.chapman@gladney.org for more information.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Lolly!

Meet little miss Lolly! She is 2 years old and is described as observant and curious. We met her in October and she was pretty quiet, but she watched everything happening in the room with interest.



Lolly is diagnosed with rickets and an ear deformity. She may also have some developmental delays, though she was reaching appropriate milestones when we met her. She likes to imitate sounds, words, and expressions. It is super cute and something you don't expect from such a tiny girl!



She was crawling but not yet walking when we met her. She has some bowing in her legs. She fed herself baby puffs and banged toys together. She enjoyed seeing herself in the little mirror we had and kept looking at herself over and over. She stacked a few blocks and knocked them over.



This sweet little one needs a family! Could she be your daughter? Please contact us at superkids@gladney.org for more information.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Family Friday!

It's Friday and we have NEWS TO ANNOUNCE!!! You guessed it, MATCHES, MATCHES, MATCHES!!!

Haddy



Nico & Nevaeh {Twins}



Linus


Congratulations to each of these families! We are over the moon excited with you!

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Danny & Declan {Taiwan}

Meet brothers Danny and Declan! We were able to meet Danny during our most recent Superkids trip to Taiwan, but unfortunately weren’t able to meet Declan. However, we have both boys full profiles and really cute photos and video of both boys!



Never have you met a kid you just wanted to hug as much as Danny. With his deep dark brown eyes to his ridiculously cute smile that showcases his 2 dimples, how could you not want a hug from him? When asked about school, Danny said that his favorite teacher is his English teacher. He proudly recited the whole English alphabet.  He told us his favorite color is blue. He also enjoyed answering questions in English with either a yes or a no.

He was focused on all the tasks he needed to do yet very curious as to what was going on around him. He was very outgoing and excited to participate with the volunteers. When asked to write his name he grabbed the pen with his left hand.  Yes he’s a lefty. 


Danny is a 7 year old boy with minor needs. Danny asks his caregivers on a regular basis “When can I have a father and mother?” 



Declan is an adorable 6 year old boy! He lives in the same children’s home as his brother and they get to spend time together regularly. Declan is in kindergarten and is reported to get good grades. Declan is described as being active but gentle, and he will give a “puppy face” if he gets in trouble – oh, I can only imagine how hard it must be reprimand that cute face! He loves riding bikes outside and playing with his friends. Declan is developmental on target with his peers. He has G6PD deficiency.

Could Danny and Declan be your sons? Contact Mary Chapman at mary.chapman@gladney.org for more information.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Duke & Digby {Taiwan}

The littlest set of brothers the team saw was Duke and Digby. Duke is a 4 year old little boy and Digby is a 3 year old little boy.



Duke was the happiest little guy. He came full of smiles. When he was talking about something he really liked his face became very expressive. His voice was soft and sweet. He will be starting school in the fall. His likes dinosaurs, cars and bubbles. When he wants to relax he likes to watch cartoons with his foster dad.



Digby is shy and quiet. He is very nervous around new environments, but once he’s comfortable he becomes very talkative and active. He likes to observe what’s going on around him before trying new things. He likes to play with cars and bubbles.



Duke and Digby both have minor needs. Could these precious little bits be your sons? Contact Mary Chapman at mary.chapman@gladney.org for more information.