Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Galen has postoperative CHD. He seems to be a healthy little boy.
He is in foster care and enjoys helping with chores around the house such as cleaning the floor and putting the bowls and chopsticks in order. He does not like strong flavored foods such as garlic (don't you just love these cute little details!?) And he also prefers lean meat.
Another little detail I like is that he likes to use his imagination to draw trees and houses. I would like to see one of those drawings, wouldn't you? The Superkids team plans to meet Galen when we are in China in two weeks. Maybe I can get him to draw for me then! We should be able to get updated information and more pictures at that point. Wouldn't it be great if he was matched with a family by then?
Galen sounds like such a great little boy! Could he be your son?
Please contact April Uduhiri at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about adopting Galen.
Monday, March 30, 2015
Grayon has a repaired cleft lip and palate. He went to a special school for a few years but started 5th grade in a regular school this year. He loves to draw and his artwork is often displayed by his teacher on the blackboard. He gets along well with his classmates and is respectful to his teachers.
He is described as a very polite boy who enjoys listening to adult conversation and occasionally adding his opinion.
Grayson is in foster care. He is one of the children the Superkids team plans to meet when we are in China in two weeks (YAY!!!) So we should be able to get updated information and photos at that point.
This sweet boy needs a family. Could he be your son?
Please contact April Uduhiri at email@example.com for more information about adopting Grayson.
Friday, March 27, 2015
I am thankful for the many experiences I have had with adoption, but I never would have imagined myself receiving the opportunity to go to China with Superkids! I am excited to help the team in any way I can and see adoption through a perspective of a different country!
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Monday, March 23, 2015
Tessa's file indicates that she has Down Syndrome as well as a cleft lip and palate. On examination by a pediatric physical therapist, the diagnosis of Down Syndrome was questioned. So Tessa needs a family who is open to some unknowns.
She understands what is said to her and responds to questions. She can say "nana". Tessa likes to look pretty and wear pretty clothes. It is noted that she "will immediately smile happily" when you tell her how pretty she looks.
This darling little girl needs a family to love her and tell her how perfect and beautiful she is! Could you be her family?
This sweetie has a very sizable grant of over $10,000 through Reese's Rainbow.
For more information about Tessa please contact April at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, March 20, 2015
Caregiver Training Program-- Ethiopia
Since then, I have traveled to Central and South America on several occasions with SuperKids. In 2010-2011, I spent 8 months working with children and caregivers in institutions in Cali and Medellin, Colombia as well as San Jose, Costa Rica. With the help of my visiting volunteers/therapists/friends, we were able to provide equipment and orthotics for many children. We provided volunteer, caregiver and staff/administrator trainings. We provided direct therapy to many children and helped the staff create treatment plans to continue the activities after we left. We implemented work programs for teens in the institution. Throughout this year, though I tried to leave more than I took, I was definitely the big winner. The amazing resilience, personality, will power, happiness, sadness, and shear force of the children I met was so inspiring—it changed my entire perception of childhood, families, life and love.
Looking straight and tall in my new braces--Cali, Colombia
For details on the amazing work we did, and the many adventures I had during my time there, please feel free to check out my blog.
I have been back to Colombia on a few shorter trips since that time. On our most recent trip last August, we went to Bogota and met over 30 waiting kids looking for forever families. For more information on these amazing kiddos, please see the Colombia Waiting Child program.
Between SuperKids trips, I completed a pediatric physical therapy residency in Conway, Arkansas and have had amazing experiences in a variety of PT settings: inpatient, outpatient, home-health, hippotherapy and now I am working in early intervention. I also am currently finishing a master’s degree in Applied Developmental Psychology—with an emphasis on examining the impact of out-of-family-care on child development.
Animal Sounds are Fun... So is Evaluating These Awesome Kiddos-- Bogota, Colombia
I have learned so much in my academic and “real-life” experiences thus far, and I look forward to learning more from the amazing crew that has made SuperKids, Asia such an successful program through the years!!
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
So Andy is waiting again! There are 75 days left to get to him before he is no longer eligible for adoption. Andy needs a family to step forward now!
Because we are so concerned about him, Gladney is willing to transfer his file to another agency if someone is already in process with another agency or want to add him to an adoption.
Someone please step forward and bring this wonderful, deserving boy home! He deserves a family!
To read more about him please see this post.
To learn more about adopting him please contact April Uduhiri at email@example.com.
And please, please share his information. Andy's chance to have a family is running out! I can't stand the thought of going to China and seeing him again without being able to tell him that he has a family coming for him!
Monday, March 16, 2015
But you know what!? Andy now has a family working hard to get to him before it is too late!!
It is going to be a race to the finish line! But it is doable! I can't wait to see his smile when we show him pictures of his new family!
Friday, March 13, 2015
So many of you have asked how you can be involved in our upcoming trip that I thought I would post this here. The list of items we are collecting for this trip is at the end, but I thought some of you might find the other information interesting as well.
I'm removing items as people notify me that they are sending them to keep the list updated. Some of the other items are partially filled too! Thank you all so much!!
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
|Learning to walk! Sept. 2014|
He likes to listen to music. Olly's favorite toys are a rocking horse and balls. He gets along well with other children and will share toys with others. He is walking well and running. He understands what is said to him and is learning to speak.
|"Where is my family?" June 2014|
Olly is a darling, loving little boy just waiting for a family of his own! Could Olly be your son?
For more information about Olly please contact April Uduhiri at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, March 9, 2015
Miles is a quiet little boy and is closest to his caregivers. Miles is deaf and has CHD. He had heart surgery and it is noted that he recovered well.
Miles is unable to communicate much with others due to his hearing condition. His file says that he is a smart boy.
Sweet little Miles needs a family who will help him learn how to communicate and express himself. He needs the love and support of a family who will help him to thrive.
For more information about Miles please contact April Uduhiri at email@example.com.
Friday, March 6, 2015
We have two biological kids, Cody age 7 and Kelby age 5, and “planned” to adopt a younger child. However, in the summer of 2013 Superkids met Kai in China and shortly after that we heard his story and knew that it was God’s plan for Kai to join our family. Once we made the decision and moved forward things went amazingly smoothly and before we knew it we were on the way to China to meet Kai.
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
First, the matched children. We are thrilled to say that:
And we have families in China and families leaving to meet their children. (A lot is happening in the Superkids world!)
Look at all of these beautiful little faces! They are now, or very soon will be, with their families.
They are why we do what we do. All of these beautiful little faces. Each one of them a precious child. Now a treasured son or daughter. May you all be blessed beyond measure!
Monday, March 2, 2015
So, what can YOU do?
There have been several posts written about him. Share one or all of them. If you have blog, share on your blog. Share his story on Facebook and Twitter. Any other place you can think of to share his story? Go right ahead!
The posts about him are here, and here, and here.
We are at the point right now that if someone steps forward to adopt him the entire adoption could still be completed before his birthday, but that time is running out.
I've personally met Andy twice and I'm so hoping to tell him that he has a family coming to meet him when I see him again in April!
Do what you can for this deserving boy today!
For information about adopting Andy please contact April Uduhiri at firstname.lastname@example.org.