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-Advocating for waiting children
in need of a forever family

Hawaii International Child (HIC) Designated List (CHINA PROGRAM)

CONTACT: Jaydee Wagner at: jaydee@adoptionhawaii.org

 

 

 

"Cassie" -5 year old girl

SN: CP

 

 The above photo is an updated photo from January 2015!

 Cassie is a beautiful little girl who is 5 years old. She is newly designated to Hawaii International Child! She was found by a family when she was about 7 months old. They took her home and kept her until she was about 17 months old, then took her to the police station. Cassie was found to have cerebral palsy. She had a difficult time at the orphanage when she first arrived. She kept calling for her "neinei" (grandmother) and was inconsolable. After a bit, she warmed to the nannies and the other children. Through therapy, Cassie's muscles are less tight, and she is able to crawl, sit alone, and can stand with assistance. She can speak (though not as well as her peers), and uses some sign language. Cassie can count, and has a good memory. She likes to sing and loves to play with dolls! After reading about her progress with therapy at the orphanage, imagine what could happen with formal therapy once she is home! Sweet Cassie is waiting for a family…please bring her home soon!

 

If you are interested in learning more about Cassie, please e-mail Jaydee at: jaydee@adoptionhawaii.org HIC will release child information to all prospective parents who request it. You may request only one child’s profile at a time. Clients will have up to seven (7) working days to inform HIC of a decision. However, HIC will then tentatively match that child with the family who responds first with a decision to move forward. 

 

 "Easton"  -Feb. 2011

SN: CP 

Easton is a very handsome little guy who will be 4 years old in February. He is newly designated to Hawaii International Child! His file was completed when he was just 17 months old, so they are asking for new information. At the time his file was done, Easton had a diagnosis of cerebral palsy. His fine motor skills were very good, and he could crawl. He was not standing unassisted nor walking at that time. Easton's receptive speech was very good, but he had not yet begun talking. He was very happy, very social, and loved his caretaker.  HIC looks forward to receiving new photos and information for Easton!

 

Easton has a new account on Reece's Rainbow here: http://reecesrainbow.org/86534/easten  

 

If you are interested in learning more about Easton, please e-mail Jaydee at: jaydee@adoptionhawaii.org HIC will release child information to all prospective parents who request it. You may request only one child’s profile at a time. Clients will have up to seven (7) working days to inform HIC of a decision. However, HIC will then tentatively match that child with the family who responds first with a decision to move forward. 

 

"Amy" - 5 year old girl

SN: esophageal atresia (now post op), anal atresia (now post op), and aural atresia (bilateral hearing loss); some facial paralysis

 

  • Amy is a precious little girl who is 5 years old. She is newly designated to Hawaii International Child.  Her file is very out of date and HIC is hoping to have new info soon. Amy was born with esophageal atresia (now post op), anal atresia (now post op), and aural atresia (bilateral hearing loss). She was thought to have a congenital heart defect, but that was ruled out in 2010. Amy is reported to have a "deviation of mouth and lips", which we will ask about. Amy was standing at 14-16 months, and by 19-20 months was able to climb up on the bed without assistance. She began walking around that time. Amy was a happy baby, and very social. We look forward to learning more about Amy, and seeing how she has grown!
 
 
From a previous agency listing: Her ear deformities do not seem to affect her hearing.  She does have some facial paralysis.  Her caretakers tell us she’s a gentle child who plays well with others and doesn’t fight with other children. She feeds herself and is fully toilet trained and seems to be cognitively on track. Toy cars are her favorite plaything. She speaks in one to two word sentences, and could blossom with the love and attention of a family of her own.

  • If you are interested in learning more about Amy, please e-mail Jaydee at: jaydee@adoptionhawaii.org HIC will release child information to all prospective parents who request it. You may request only one child’s profile at a time. Clients will have up to seven (7) working days to inform HIC of a decision. However, HIC will then tentatively match that child with the family who responds first with a decision to move forward.

 

 

 

 "Colette" -Feb. 2010

SN: CP 

 2015 UPDATE:  Colette's social communication and fine motor skills are both on target. Her CP affects her legs; she can walk using walls, furniture , and her walker. For long distances, she needs a wheelchair. Colette has the potential to make progress with her balance and mobility. Colette is a quick learner, and is considered to be a clever child. She is very sweet and affectionate. Colette's fine motor skills are good. She can undress herself without help. Her caretakers report she can also dress herself. She can eat with a spoon. Colette is able to use the toilet, though she may require some help in cleaning afterwards. Colette is continent during the day, but may use a pull up at night for urine. Her bowel control is no problem. This little girl is so sweet, and so loving!  Colette is in the care of an awesome NGO called International China Concern. This girl is super well loved, lives in a small family unit with 6-7 other children, has consistent caregivers giving her an amazing foundation for building relationships, attachment and trust. ICC also has on staff international physical therapists who work with the children. I am an ICC advocate and have a blog post about her that includes some older sweet pictures of her: http://www.chinaspecialtreasures.blogspot.com/2015/01/colette.html

Colette has an account on Reece's Rainbow here: http://reecesrainbow.org/87463/colette 

 

 

  • Colette is a delightful little girl who is 5 years old!  She is designated to Hawaii International Child, but resides in China. She came into care when she was about 10 months old and was diagnosed with CP. She was soon crawling and walking with assistance. Colette began preschool at the orphanage when she was 2 years old. Her receptive speech is very good, however her expressive speech needs work. She is toilet trained, but needs to be reminded to go to the toilet sometimes. Colette will stand up for herself if another child tries to take her toy by calling for her nanny. She loves to be outdoors and especially loves to swim! Colette enjoys wearing new clothes and is known to admire herself in the mirror. Colette is such a sweet little girl.  She is so ready for a family of her own!

  • If you are interested in learning more about Colette, please e-mail Jaydee at: jaydee@adoptionhawaii.org HIC will release child information to all prospective parents who request it. You may request only one child’s profile at a time. Clients will have up to seven (7) working days to inform HIC of a decision. However, HIC will then tentatively match that child with the family who responds first with a decision to move forward.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 "Sara" -Oct. 2008

SN: CP 

 

FEBRUARY 2015 UPDATE:  Sara is currently 41 inches tall and weighs 41 pounds. She lives with a foster family, who try their best to help her practice walking without assistance. Sara is 6 years old, and has CP. She can speak in full sentences, although her speech can be low and just a bit slow. She can walk with one hand held, or using a walker. She can stand unassisted for a while. She can feed herself, is toilet trained, can write, and can put on her own shirt. Sweet Sara has a very good memory and can learn new things easily. They have talked about adoption with Sara, and she knows they are trying to find a family for her. Sara is just precious, and really needs a family (and some physical therapy to help her walk without assistance)!  

 

Sara is an adorable 6 year old girl who has been in care since she was about 2 years old. She has a diagnosis of CP. She can feed herself, and is able to stand with minimal assistance. Imagine what she could do with therapy and a loving family! I'm going to go out on a limb and say she may have strabismus (crossed eyes), too. If so, that is easy to correct. We have video! Sara is a sweet little girl, who loves to play with toys, and really enjoys time spent outdoors. She like to play with the other kids. Sara is precious little girl who the orphanage staff call their "princess". She will surely be the princess in your family, too!   

VIDEO and more photos here: http://twentyless.com/lizette/

If you are interested in learning more about Sara, please e-mail Jaydee at: jaydee@adoptionhawaii.org HIC will release child information to all prospective parents who request it. You may request only one child’s profile at a time. Clients will have up to seven (7) working days to inform HIC of a decision. However, HIC will then tentatively match that child with the family who responds first with a decision to move forward.