Friday, February 5, 2016

Haley

Haley is an outgoing, talkative 10 year old girl who loves outdoor sports such as roller skating and basketball.



We met her in September and she loved stringing beads and drawing with us. She is good at imitating and had so much fun counting in English after us! She was so cute and proud of herself when she would do anything we asked her to do!

We have little notes written about her like so sweet, cute, smiley, silly, and confident. She likes doing housework but is not so fond of doing homework.



Haley has a repaired cleft lip and palate.

She is in foster care and attends public school. She gets along well with other children. She writes her name and is reading some characters.



This sweet little girl needs a family to call her own! Could she be your daughter?

Please contact April Uduhiri at april.uduhiri@gladney.org for more information.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Lovely Lily

Lily is a 6 year old girl who loves to laugh. She is shy and quiet when she is around new people.



Lily has Down Syndrome. She is in foster care and is close to her foster family.



Lily speaks in simple sentences, she can understand two-step directions, take care of her own self-care needs, and ask when she needs something. She walks up and down steps and jumps off the floor with both feet.



Lily is a darling little girl who needs a family. Could she be your daughter?

Please contact April Uduhiri at april.uduhiri@gladney.org for more information.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Our Precious Katelyn

Remember our darling little Katelyn whom we have written about before? We got some updated information about her and decided it was time for a new post.



One of the things we try really hard to do is get good, accurate information about our little Superkids so that we can not only find families for them but find the right family for them and so that families welcome their child in the most  prepared and best educated way possible.




Thankfully for us, Katelyn is not only a Superkid but also a Butterfly baby. So when we needed tests  the Butterfly Home was able to arrange to have the appropriate testing done.

We got results back recently and they weren't what we were hoping for. Katelyn has a syndrome called Mucopolysaccharides VII. She has CHD and orthopedic issues which are all part of this syndrome. Keely, who has met Katelyn, will be glad to speak with interested families about what this diagnosis means.



You know what this diagnosis doesn't change? It doesn't change the fact that Katelyn is an adorable little girl 2 year old who is cute, and sweet, and cuddly. It doesn't change that she is doing well developmentally. She walks independently. She is very inquisitive about what is going on around her. It doesn't change that she likes to dress up in adult's shoes. And all of the other charming things about her.




It doesn't change the fact that she needs a family who will love her and support her. It only changes who that family may be. Is Katelyn your daughter?

Please contact April Uduhiri at april.uduhiri@gladney.org for more information.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Meet Mason! {Taiwan}

Mason is a cute little boy with a sweet smile who is just celebrated his 7th birthday. His caregivers describe him as good-natured and noted that he has bonded well with them. He is currently in the first grade and his teacher reports that he is usually lively and playful at school. 
Keely Farkas, Mary Chapman, and Gongzhan Wu in the hotel in Taipei.
Mason loves to draw, paint and play sports. He enjoys playing with toy cars, balls, and riding on a scooter. 
Mason has some developmental delays. He recently participated in play therapy where he learned a lot. His counselor noted that his ability to recognize and control his emotions greatly improved, along with his sense of self-confidence. 
For more information on Mason, please be in touch with Taiwan Program Caseworker Mary Chapman at mary.chapman@gladney.org.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Chinese New Year Party! {NYC}

Yesterday a lovely Chinese New Year party was held at the Jing Fong Restaurant in New York City.




As always the food was wonderful, the performers were outstanding, and the connections made with adoptive families was priceless!





Happy Chinese New Year!

Ladd

Ladd is 6 years old and has no known health concerns. He is cute and lively and just absolutely delightful! But I'll let you see that for yourself!


Friday, January 29, 2016

Happy Hope

Hope is such an outgoing, happy little girl! She loved coloring in the coloring books we had with us when we visited with her in September and especially liked if one of us would sit and color with her.



She is almost 10 years old. She has albinism. She does well in school and says that her favorite subject is math.



Her foster mom described her as outgoing, affectionate, and talkative. She gets along well with other children.



Her favorite activity is hula hooping and her favorite food is bean sprouts. Her speech is clear and easy to understand. She follows directions and is good at copying pictures.

video


Hope is a sweet girl who needs a family. Could she be your daughter?



Please contact April Uduhiri at april.uduhiri@gladney.org for more information.