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We are all about our sweet children who have come home from China and Taiwan, so we had one of them design a card for the blog.


Design by Eliana Martin, home from China since 2012.

Rueben

Are you ready to lose your heart to a 2 year old boy? Don't say I didn't warn you! 



Rueben is a darling baby boy whose development seems to be amazing. His file was prepared when he was 1, so the information we have is from that time. 



This cute little guy was crawling and walking at age 1. He could bang blocks together and stack up to 4 blocks. He was starting to say a few words such as mama and baba. He understands no and can follow simple instructions. 



He has a special need that we will be happy to discuss with interested families. His file also indicates that he has short lower limbs, but this is mentioned briefly and is not apparent in photos. 



Could Rueben be your son? Somebody go scoop this baby up! Please contact us at superkids@gladney.org for more information.

Kristof Update {Taiwan}

For the next few Taiwan blog posts we will be focusing on older boys who are available for adoption. There are so many great boys waiting for families. Each of them deserves the love and support that a family provides. Please read about them and ask yourself if you could be their family or play a part in finding their family. We can all do something. Let's do it!

We have posted about Kristoff before. You can see those posts here and here. When we saw him again in April he warmed up more quickly than he had before and seemed more relaxed. He is just the sweetest, funniest, most full of personality little guy!



You can read more details about him in the other posts. In this post I just want to tell you a few stories about him.

One of the things our physical therapist does is asks logic type of questions to older children. She asked him to tell her what a helmet was and what it was used for. He explained very well that you use it to protect your head while riding a scooter in case you have an accident and hit your head on the ground. It was detailed and precise. Not the answer you expect from an 8 year old boy!



He chose the English name Jackie for himself. Why? Because he likes Jackie Chan.


He enjoys puzzles and did them very carefully, as you can see in the video below. He obviously has a very logical mind.



Kristoff is a sweet, smart little boy who needs a family! Could he be your son? Contact mary.chapman@gladney.org for more information.

Oakley

Oakley sounds like a little ray of sunshine! When her foster dad arrives home she runs in circles around him because she is so excited. And sometimes she just jumps up and down when she is happy. 



She is 4 years old and has some hand and foot deformities and a possible genetic bone condition. She loves to have her photo taken and often makes everyone laugh as she poses for photos. 




This little sweetheart is well loved by everyone who knows her. Could she be the missing piece in your life?  Please contact us at superkids@gladney.org for more information about sweet Oakley.

Moses {Taiwan}

For the next few Taiwan blog posts we will be focusing on older boys who are available for adoption. There are so many great boys waiting for families. Each of them deserves the love and support that a family provides. Please read about them and ask yourself if you could be their family or play a part in finding their family. We can all do something. Let's do it!

Moses had us all smiling as we interacted with him. He is cute and funny and likes to play Chinese chess. He was eager to please and very cooperative for us.



He is 12 years old and his file indicates that he has ADHD. His file also states that he may have mild Tourettes, but he is not on medication for it. He is somewhat delayed, but was able to do addition and subtraction problems as well as some multiplication. He speaks in complete sentences and is easy to understand.



His favorite subjects in school,are math, science, and social studies. He enjoys helping his teachers do chores.



Moses needs a family who will provide structure and stability for him to thrive. Could he be your son? Please contact mary.chapman@gladney.org for more information.

Don't forget to join our private Taiwan Facebook group where we share photos and videos of waiting children that cannot be shared publicly. 

Olive

Olive is 8 years old and likes to do crafts and play house. She has a long attention span and can focus on whatever she is doing for a long time.



She likes to play outside, climbing, running, and jumping are some of her favorite activities. She can jump rope and likes to play chasing games. She follows rules well and is generally liked by the other children.

Olive speaks clearly and appropriately for her age. She can count, recognizes shapes, and knows colors. She is learning to read and write Mandarin.



She has been treated for an arachnoid cyst. She received treatment in Beijing. She does now wear a brace on one foot, but there is not a lot of information about this in her file. It just says that the treatment is successful.

Could Olive be your daughter? Please contact us at superkids@gladney.org for more details.

Oceana

Sweet, sweet Oceana is a 4 year old little girl who loves to ride on a little wooden horse and also loves to eat!



She has CHD (Dextrocardia Congenital heart disease Single ventricle Common atrioventricular  valve, CDFI: little regurgitate on Atrial  septal  defect(osmium  premium defect and osmium se cundum  defect)  Trunks  arterioles  communis(I  mode) ) to be exact.




She likes to play on the toy piano and listen to music. She also likes to dance to the music! She sounds just darling! And she needs to get home so she can receive the medical care she needs.

Could Oceana be your daughter? Please contact us at superkids@gladney.org for more information.