Little Wonders Find Homes

-Advocating for waiting children
in need of a forever family

 Madison Adoption Associate's Designated List                                                          *Contact Sara: sara@madisonadoption.org

"Eva" -Aug. 2003

SN: Developmental delays

November 2014 updated photo:

 

  

 Eva is listed with Madison Adoption Associates.  She has a $2,000 agency grant.  During the month of March, there is an additional $1,500 grant for her adoption via Madison's March Madness program.  Eva has a few months to be chosen by a forever family. If she is not, she will be in need of a host family for the summer hosting program. Madison works with families in IL and MO for this program.

 She is listed on Reece's Rainbow as Evelyn: http://reecesrainbow.org/65630/evelyn

 
Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y85uqVj4DvM
 

Eva is a pretty little girl who was abandoned at age 5 in a rural area. She had received no education and therefore is now a 7 year old trying to catch up with her peers. She is one of the favorites at the center. Several nannies take her home with them so she can experience family life. In the center she is in a room with 4 girls and 1 nanny. She is very shy especially around strangers. She attends the special class at school and is now able to count to 100 and on her own told me ”thank you” although they say she does not understand many words in English. Her writing is excellent. She also loves to sing and is very talented. The teacher stated that in her opinion it doesn’t appear that there is a biological reason for her delays –she only needs to be educated. Her favorite foods are apples and chicken wings. Her favorite color is pink. She truly wants to be adopted and go to America….QUICKLY! (as stated in her own words!) 

 

"Harper" -Jan. 2009

SN: Premature, mild anemia, mental retardation???  READ BELOW!

 

Recently turned 6 year old Harper was newly listed with Madison Adoption Associates.  Madison is working to get an update on Harper since her file is outdated.  Harper is diagnosed as being premature, having abnormal growth and the dreaded 'mental retardation' in one part of her file, but only as having malnutrition and mild anemia in another part of her file.   Harper's file mentions that Harper has normal limb and intelligence development.  Harper is active and outgoing. Her motor and language development was only slightly delayed compared to a child born full term. She has a close relationship with her caretakers.  Harper loves blocks, dancing, and she is a good sleeper.  Hopefully an update and new photos of Harper will come soon!  What Harper needs most is a forever family!

Harper has a $1,000 agency grant with Madison Adoption Associates due to her file being labeled special focus.  Other grants may be available based on the adoptive family circumstances. Grants are awarded as agency fee reductions.

To review Harper's file, go here: http://madisonadoption.com/WaitingList.aspx

If you are interested in learning more about Harper or if you are interested in adopting Harper, please fill out a free PAP Waiting Child Review Form, which can be found here:  https://madison.mysamdb.com/SAM/Fm/Fm_Ap_Form_Edt.aspx

 

 

"Amber" -Jan. 2006

SN: Cerebral Palsy (CP)

  

Cute as a button Amber recently turned 9 years old. Amber is diagnosed with having Cerebral Palsy (CP) and is newly designated to Madison Adoption Associates. From the age of 4 to 5, Amber studied at the Sunshine School in the orphanage. At that time, she was independent and could take care of herself. Her comprehension was low and she could count from 1-20. Her writing ability and coordination was not great. She became used to writing with her left hand. At that time, Amber liked music activities. From age 6 to present, she has been attending primary school. She struggles with her learning and asks her foster parents whenever she can't understand something. She knows primary Chinese characters and can read articles. In math she can read and answer questions on her own. She can walk and she will sometimes fall when running, but she can do any activity any other child can and she enjoys playing with the other children. Amber is lively and loves to laugh. She is polite to people and will greet familiar people. Sometimes her pronunciation is not very clear, but she communicates well with others for the most part. Amber can express her own thoughts and opinions and she really enjoys painting!

Madison Adoption Associates is working to get an update for Amber. Amber has a $2,000 agency fee reduction grant due to be a special focus older child. Other grants may be available based on the adoptive family circumstances. Grants are awarded as agency fee reductions.

To review Amber's file, please go here:http://madisonadoption.com/WaitingList.aspx

More more information on Amber or if you are interested in adoption Amber, please fill out a free PAP Waiting Child Review Form, which can be found here:https://madison.mysamdb.com/SAM/Fm/Fm_Ap_Form_Edt.aspx 

 

 

 

"Meredith" -Aug. 2006

SN: Right cross foot; CHD

 

Meet 8 year old Meredith! Meredith is a strong and resilient little girl. She is newly designated to Madison Adoption Associates and she is diagnosed as having right cross foot and a Congenital Heart Defect. Her file does not mention the specific type, but does say- Suggestion: Aneurysm of ventricular septum, no defect; Mild eccentric aortic regurgitation; Right heart larger with tricuspid regurgitation (mild-medium); PH (severe). Meredith has not had surgery to repair her heart and she is starting to tire more easily because of the severe PH. She needs to come home and know what it means to be loved by a family. February is Heart Awareness Month...what better month for this child to finally find her family!

 


Meredith is self-sufficient and sweet. She loves to draw and play with others. She is described as lively, talkative, and cheerful. Meredith's favorite subject in school is English. Meredith has a little trouble concentrating in school and needs a lot of repetition in her studies to help aid in memorizing information. She is quick to ask questions to learn more though! Meredith likes when the attention is on her and she is working on sharing. She communicates well and is a very polite little girl who is quick to greet new people. Meredith can be seen in these two videos with her friend who has a wonderful family in the adoption process.

Password for both videos is: maeve

 

Meredith needs to come home soon! Please help us spread the word about her. Meredith has a $2,000 agency grant with Madison Adoption Associates for being an older special focus child. Other grants may be available based on the adoptive family circumstances. Grants are awarded as agency fee reductions.

To review Meredith's file, please go here:http://madisonadoption.com/WaitingList.aspx

If you are interested in learning more about Meredith or if you would like to adopt Meredith, please fill out a free PAP Waiting Child Review Form, which can be found here:https://madison.mysamdb.com/SAM/Fm/Fm_Ap_Form_Edt.aspx 

"Mara" -Feb. 2003

SN: Albinism 

 

 

Beautiful Mara just celebrated her 12th birthday, but it likely wasn't much of a celebration because she doesn't have a family to give her the celebration she deserves! Mara is diagnosed as having albinism and she has waited far too long for a family of her own. She is newly designated to Madison Adoption Associates and we are hoping that Mara can be home in time to celebrate her 13th birthday with a forever family of her own!

Mara is a pretty young lady who loves jumping on the trampoline and playing with dolls! She also enjoys playing with the other children at the orphanage. She appreciates music and likes to sing and dance. She goes to school, but is described as “a little weak in studying.” Her mental development and behaviors are described as being the same as the other children her age from the orphanage. She is able to read, write, and draw but she is sensitive to light due to her albinism. She’s independent in her daily care and is an active girl. Mara is quiet, but has a ready smile. She enjoys watching cartoons and can communicate well with others. Mara is very close with her caretakers.

Madison is working to get an update on Mara. Mara has a $2,000 agency grant for being an older special focus waiting child. Other grants may be available based on the adoptive family circumstances. Grants are awarded as agency fee reductions.

If you would like to review Mara's file, go here:http://madisonadoption.com/WaitingList.aspx

If you are interested in learning more about Mara or if you are interested in adopting Mara, please fill out a free PAP Waiting Child Review Form, which can be found here:https://madison.mysamdb.com/SAM/Fm/Fm_Ap_Form_Edt.aspx 

 

 

 

"Charlie" -June 2002

SN: Congenital Ichthyosis

 

 

 12.5 year old Charlie has waited far too long for a family of his own and the number one reason he has likely waited as long as he has is because he was born a boy. Charlie is diagnosed with a mild form of congenital ichthyosis, a skin condition that can be easily managed. Charlie is newly listed with Madison Adoption Associates. He will be celebrating his 13th birthday in June and then will only have one year left to find a family or he will age out at 14. There is no reason this child should age out. His needs are manageable and he deserves to be loved by a forever family of his own!

 

 

Charlie's file is very outdated. Thankfully he had new pictures added at some point. You can see by looking at his original file photos that he has waited far too long. MAA will be working to get an update for Charlie. Charlie is described as active and smart. He is independent with is personal care and he is good at answering questions. He enjoys singing and can also recite rhymes. Charlie gets along well with the nannies, teachers, and other kids. He is able to express his needs and talks clearly and politely. Charlie has good manners and is positive when greeting his teachers and friends. He loves to help the teachers sweep and mop the floor, wipe the desks, etc. Charlie likes playing on the sliding board, swings, and trampolines. He is also fond of watching tv, taking pictures, and looking at pictures. Maybe Charlie could be a photographer in the future, but first we need to find Charlie a forever family! Charlie has $3,000 in agency fee reductions because his file is special focus, he is a boy, and he is older. Other grants may be available based on the adoptive family circumstances.
Grants are awarded as agency fee reductions.

 

For more information on ichthyosis, please check out the following links:http://www.adoptspecialneeds.org/special-…/skin-conditions/…

http://www.firstskinfoundation.org/

http://www.ichthyosis.com/

http://specialneedsadoption.rainbowkids.com/Ichthyosis.aspx

http://www.nohandsbutours.com/types/skin-conditions/

If you would like to review Charlie's original file, please go here:http://madisonadoption.com/WaitingList.aspx

If you are interested in learning more about Charlie or are interested in adopting Charlie, please fill out a free PAP Waiting Child Review Form, which can be found here:https://madison.mysamdb.com/SAM/Fm/Fm_Ap_Form_Edt.aspx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  "Chelsea" -Jan. 2002 

SN: Delayed Development 

Beautiful Chelsea turned 13 one month ago.  Normally that would be very exciting, but for Chelsea it means she now has less than a year for her family to find her and for them to be in China.  Chelsea must be adopted before her 14th birthday or she will age out and likely face a life in an institution.  Chelsea is newly listed with Madison Adoption Associates and she is diagnosed with delayed development.     Another agency was able to meet and get video of Chelsea recently at a Journey of Hope camp.  You can watch that here: https://vimeo.com/107108094 Password: pippy  Chelsea is shy at first, but she likes communicating with people once she is familiar with them.  She enjoys reading books and watching tv.  Chelsea's teachers say she is not good at math, but it does not seem to affect her socially.  She is energetic and is often found with a smile on her face!   Chelsea enjoys playing with toys, but she enjoys puzzles and drawing the most. She can express her will and she is very polite.  She is independent with taking care of her own needs and will help adults when she is able.  Chelsea has a good appetite.  Her favorite foods are dumplings, vegetables, fruits, sweets, and snacks.    Her measurements from April 2013 were: 132.5 cm in height, 28 kg in weight, 52.5 cm in head size and 65.5 cm in chest size, 28 teeth.  MAA is working to get an update on Chelsea!  Chelsea will have a $2,000 agency fee reduction for being a special focus and older child.  Other grants may be available based on the adoptive family circumstances.Grants are awarded as agency fee reductions.   If you would like to review Chelsea's file, please go here: http://madisonadoption.com/WaitingList.aspx  If you are interested in learning more about Chelsea or you are interested in adopting Chelsea, please fill out a free PAP Waiting Child Review Form, which can be found here: https://madison.mysamdb.com/SAM/Fm/Fm_Ap_Form_Edt.aspx 

Beautiful Chelsea turned 13 one month ago. Normally that would be very exciting, but for Chelsea it means she now has less than a year for her family to find her and for them to be in China. Chelsea must be adopted before her 14th birthday or she will age out and likely face a life in an institution. Chelsea is newly listed with Madison Adoption Associates and she is diagnosed with delayed development.

 

Another agency was able to meet and get video of Chelsea recently at a Journey of Hope camp. You can watch that here: 
Password: pippy

 

Chelsea is shy at first, but she likes communicating with people once she is familiar with them. She enjoys reading books and watching tv. Chelsea's teachers say she is not good at math, but it does not seem to affect her socially. She is energetic and is often found with a smile on her face! Chelsea enjoys playing with toys, but she enjoys puzzles and drawing the most. She can express her will and she is very polite. She is independent with taking care of her own needs and will help adults when she is able. Chelsea has a good appetite. Her favorite foods are dumplings, vegetables, fruits, sweets, and snacks.

 

Her measurements from April 2013 were:
132.5 cm in height, 28 kg in weight, 52.5 cm in head size and 65.5 cm
in chest size, 28 teeth.

 

MAA is working to get an update on Chelsea! Chelsea will have a $2,000 agency fee reduction for being a special focus and older child. Other grants may be available based on the adoptive family circumstances.Grants are awarded as agency fee reductions. If you would like to review Chelsea's file, please go here: http://madisonadoption.com/WaitingList.aspx

If you are interested in learning more about Chelsea or you are interested in adopting Chelsea, please fill out a free PAP Waiting Child Review Form, which can be found here:https://madison.mysamdb.com/SAM/Fm/Fm_Ap_Form_Edt.aspx


 

"Mindy" -April 2012  

SN: Down Syndrome 

2.5 year old magnificent Mindy was just listed with Madison Adoption Associates.  Mindy is diagnosed with down syndrome.  Mindy likes listening to music and she will grab both feet and shake them when she's happy. She has a good appetite and is very cooperative during meal time.  When her caretakers praise her and say "Mindy is so obedient," she giggles!   Mindy has big eyes, a cute round face, and a smile so big she squints!  Her development is delayed, which is typical for a child with down syndrome.  


As of Nov. 2013, she could sit without help and stand and walk holding rails. She could transfer blocks from her left hand to her right hand and she could grasp toys near her.  She could also feed herself biscuits. She can clap her hands. Mindy is shy and quiet.  She likes watching children’s cartoon movies and is focused when watching TV. She likes being held and asks for hugs from familiar people and sweetly leans her head on her caretaker’s shoulder. She could pronounce simple sounds like Ahah and mama.  She would smile sweetly, but seldom imitated her caretaker's speech. She likes outdoor activities and snacks. She is impatient sometimes when the caretakers give out biscuits, as she wanted the first biscuit. 

At that time, her measurements were: 43.5 cm- head size, 45.5 cm- chest size, 78 cm- height, 10 kg- weight and 10 teeth  

MAA will try to get an update on this cutie!


To see Mindy's file, please go here: http://madisonadoption.com/WaitingList.aspx


For more information on Mindy or if you are interested in adopting Mindy, please fill out a free PAP Waiting Child Review form, which can be found here: https://madison.mysamdb.com/SAM/Fm/Fm_Ap_Form_Edt.aspx

 

"Kira" -Dec. 2011

SN: Down Syndrome; Congenital Heart Disease- PDA 

UPDATE- FEBRUARY 2015: Kira has a new photo and we've been told she is receiving PT and is doing much better, but is not yet walking independently.

 

 


Kira can hold her own cup to drink water and she can imitate adults.  Though she understands simple language, she does not speak yet.  Kira is described as mild and docile.  She likes to get close to people and play with toys.  She will wave her hands happily if you play with her.  She is adorable and she gets along well with others. Kira likes to share toys and food with her friends!  <3

If you would like to review Kira's file, please go here: http://madisonadoption.com/WaitingList.aspx

Precious Kira recently turned three and was also just listed with Madison Adoption Associates via an orphanage partnership! Kira is diagnosed as having Down Syndrome.

From her videos, you can tell she has spunk and she knows how to give a high five too! In the 3rd, 4th, and 5th videos you can see what an angelic little girl she is. She can army crawl like a champ and she has a beautiful smile!

 

VIDEOS:
Password: Adoptmaa

 

 

Kira can hold her own cup to drink water and she can imitate adults. Though she understands simple language, she does not speak yet. Kira is described as mild and docile. She likes to get close to people and play with toys. She will wave her hands happily if you play with her. She is adorable and she gets along well with others. Kira likes to share toys and food with her friends! heart emoticonIf you would like to review Kira's file, please go here:http://madisonadoption.com/WaitingList.aspxf you would like to review Kira's file, please go here:http://madisonadoption.com/WaitingList.aspx

 

 If you would like to review Kira's file, please go here: http://madisonadoption.com/WaitingList.aspx

 

If you would like more information or are interested in adopting Kira, please fill out a free PAP Waiting Child Review Form, which can be found here:https://madison.mysamdb.com/SAM/Fm/Fm_Ap_Form_Edt.aspx

 

 

"Cai" -Jan. 2010

SN:   1. cerebral development malformation 2. red capillary hemangioma on the forehead (could potentially be Sturge-Weber Syndrome- in that case, this is an excellent resource: http://www.sturge-weber.org/medical-matters/sturge-weber-syndrome.html)

Feb. 2015 UPDATE!

   

 

Cai is receiving excellent care in a foster care center and he has shown great improvement in his development since being moved there. He has a beautiful smile and it almost never leaves his face. Watch Cai's new video to see him playing hard to get and hiding behind that fan. Even that fan can't hide his huge smile! Some lucky family is going to be blessed by this ray of sunshine!

VIDEO UPDATE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDlevLm2-iU&feature=youtu.be

 

1. How is his language? Does he speak using 2-3 words or in sentences?
He can speak single words or double words, and cannot speak in sentence, but he can express himself.

 

 

2. How are his gross motor skills? Can he run, hop, jump, and climb like other normally developing peers?
He can walk and run, but his left foot leans to the left side. His left hand is weak. Compared with his peers, he is weak physically.

 

 

3. How are his fine motor skills? Can he pick-up small objects with his thumb and index finger? Can he use a pencil or crayon to write or color?
He can pick up small things with his thumb and index fingers.He can write with a pencil.

 

 

4. How does his special
need affect him? Is there anything he can't do that you feel he should be able to do at five?
He is lack of imagination, and cannot tell others what he thinks and feels.

 

 

5. Who is he closest to?
He is close to his good friends Guanghai and Guangyi, and his nanny Yang Xiulian.

 

 

6. What is his favorite activity to do?
He likes outdoor activities, like walking and running.

 

 

7. What comforts him when he gets upset?
He doesn't like noise. Quietness can help him calm down.

 

 

8.How would you describe his personality?
He is introverted, full of emotion. He is also optimistic and curious. He loves to study the new things, and he is very help to others. In a word, he is a good boy.

 

 

9. How is his eating? Can he eat independently and is he picky?
He eats on his own, and he is not picky of food.
10. Is he potty trained during the daytime? How about at night?

 

In daytime, he goes to toilet by himself, at night he puts on a diaper. 

 

Precious Cai just turned 5 this month and is newly designated to Madison Adoption Associates. Cai is diagnosed as having: 1. cerebral development malformation 2. red capillary hemangioma on the forehead. At one point he was living in an orphanage where his needs were not being met and he was seen to have developmental delays, especially in the area of language. He is now in care of an amazing foster center where he is receiving phenomenal care. It is clear that he is happy, loved, and doing quite well! Cai is now treasured and is thriving. What he really needs most is a forever family of his own! Could you be Cai's family?

From his file: Cai likes playing in the activity room and is fond of listening to music and playing with toys, especially balls. He is attached to familiar people and he enjoys the care and comfort of others. Cai understands the instructions given by his caretakers. He has a ready smile, gets along well with others, and he is a pretty happy boy most of the time!

From a CT scan Cai had when he was two: There was local defect on right frontotemporal cerebral tissue with CT=7Hu. There were high density shadows at frontotemporal and temporoparietal region with CT=87Hu. Middle line and lateral ventricle were shift to right side. Others were normal. Ventricle, cistern and sulcus were normal. Skull was normal. Impression: cerebral development malformation

Cai has a $2,000 agency grant with MAA and families may qualify for more grants based on the adoptive family's circumstances.

To review Cai's file, please go here:http://madisonadoption.com/WaitingList.aspx
*Keep in mind that his file is outdated and that Madison staff have requested an update.

For more information or if you are interested in adopting smiley Cai, please fill out a free PAP Waiting Child Review Form, which can be found here:https://madison.mysamdb.com/SAM/Fm/Fm_Ap_Form_Edt.aspx 

 

"Aaron" -Jan. 2011

Aaron was featured on the Love Without Boundaries blog...such a precious post!   http://www.lwbcommunity.org/aadorable-aaron

SN:  post-op meningomyelocele and Post-op hydrocephalus

 

Here's an older picture of Aaron from one of his foster families.

 

Meet handsome Aaron! Aaron just turned four years old this month. He is diagnosed as post-op meningomyelocele and post-op hydrocephalus. He is newly listed with Madison Adoption Associates via an orphanage partnership.

 

Aaron has a handsome fair complexion and very nice white teeth that can be seen every time he shows off his big smile! He has an outstanding personality, is very determined, and is all boy. He is clever and
can understand adult’s facial expressions and tones and gives the corresponding response. He likes to play in the yard, touch the flowers and grass, pick berries, and watch birds and butterflies flying, the fish in the pond, and the dog in the doghouse.

 

On April.8 2011, with the support of the Love Without Boundaries Foundation, Aaron was sent for surgery for lumbosacral meningomyelocele. He healed well and on May 5th, 2011, he was discharged. On June 26th, 2013 he came for rehabilitation through Love Without Boundaries. Rehabilitation helped with his recovery and mobility. On September 12th, 2013, Aaron was sent to the hospital where he was diagnosed with hydrocephalus. He received a shunt and now he is fine. In May of 2014, he was placed with a Love Without Boundaries sponsored foster family. The foster parents love him very much and view him as a part of the family. Aaron's surgery caused his abnormal walking. As of September 2014, he could stand up and walk with his hands holding onto something for support, climb, crawl fast, and could go upstairs and ride the rocking horse. He has a good appetite and sleeps well. He could make the sound of mama and could express goodbye and welcome by gestures.

Aaron's measurements as of September 2014 were: 86 cm in height, 12 kg in weight, 48 cm in head size, 52 cm in chest size and he has 20 teeth.

To review Aaron's file, please go here:http://madisonadoption.com/WaitingList.aspx

For more information or if you are interested in adopting Aaron, please fill out a free PAP Waiting Child Review Form, which can be found here:https://madison.mysamdb.com/SAM/Fm/Fm_Ap_Form_Edt.aspx 

 

 

 

 

"May" -April 2013

SN:  paralysis of lower limbs and abnormal development of sacral vertebrae

*Two families have suggested it is likely she has  Caudal regression syndrome or sacral agenesis.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caudal_regression_syndrome This condition is much like spina bifida as far as effect, except you don't have the hydrocephalus and brain issues. Also, most of these kids do not need spinal surgery.

 

Meet adorable 1.5 year old May! May is listed with Madison Adoption Associates via an orphanage partnership. She is diagnosed as having paralysis of lower limbs and abnormal development of sacral vertebrae.

 

Videos:
Password: Adoptmaa

 

 

Madison's guide has met her and said that her legs have no feeling. She is a very sweet girl and is well bonded with her foster parents. She smiles a
lot! She can recognize people well and will not let strangers hold her. She likes watching TV, especially cartoons. She could crawl with the support of her arms. She is a peaceful, quiet and cute girl. Her spine lacks some bones. She will eventually need to be in wheelchair, but other than that, the rest of her development is normal. She is still young so it is hard to tell if she will be incontinent.

 

From her file: She is lovely, introverted, and afraid of strangers. She is quiet and occasionally obstinate. She can wave her hands if happy and she likes music. She can sit, crawl and turn over. She can grasp toys with her hands and can make sound of “yiyi, yaya." She smiles when she sees her foster mom and cries when she sees strangers. She does not want to be cuddled by strangers and tracks her foster mom all the time with her eyes. If she sees her foster mom taking her bag to go out to buy vegetables, she will want to go with her. She is serious and smiles at you if teased occasionally. She likes when her foster mom takes her outdoors to play. She is curious with everything outside and will come to the foster mom if she sees strangers. She can dance with her hands and feet when she is excited.

 

May has an account on Reece's Rainbow here: http://reecesrainbow.org/86188/maisy-2

 

For review May's file, go here:http://madisonadoption.com/WaitingList.aspx

For more information or if you would like to consider adopting May, please fill out a free PAP Waiting Child Review Form, which can be found here:https://madison.mysamdb.com/SAM/Fm/Fm_Ap_Form_Edt.aspx 

 

 "Louis" - July 2012

SN: 1. Down’s syndrome; 2. Congenital Heart Disease (PDA); 3. deformity of external genital organ, though it is noted he has no trouble with his bowel or bladder.  

 

Precious 2 year old Louis just had his adoption file made ready and he is listed via an orphanage partnership with Madison Adoption Associates. He is actually from the same orphanage as our waiting daughter and has the same birthday as our China boy. heart emoticon Everyone at MAA just adores this little guy! Louis is diagnosed as having 1. Down’s syndrome; 2. Congenital Heart Disease (PDA); 3. deformity of external genital organ, though it is noted he has no trouble with his bowel or bladder. He is living in a foster family and loves taking baths!

From September of 2014: Louis cannot talk yet, but he can make simple sounds such as ah and oh to express himself and he can call mama. At that time, Louis was able to sit and crawl and could stand for a long time with support. He can walk a few steps by holding onto the sofa and he can walk for a few meters with his hands being held. The staff believed at that time that he would be walking independently soon! Louis likes to be teased and will smile when someone is teasing him. He can turn his head to look at the person who called him.

Sometimes he is afraid of strangers. When playing at his neighbor’s house, he will cry if he loses sight of his foster mom. When he sees his foster mom, he will stop crying. Louis likes to play outside, go to the park, supermarket and a place called Baby’s Paradise. He skips a nap on days he goes to those places. He is comfortable with being held by acquaintances. He likes colorful toys that make sounds and he can play for a whole day with toys he likes. When adults are watching TV, he will watch for a moment and if there is something interesting on, he will clap his hands and get excited. Louis has a good appetite; and is not picky. He likes all food given to him. His favorite food is shiitake and minced meat congee. He gets really excited when he sees food and he is simply adorable.

Louis has an account on Reece's Rainbow here: http://reecesrainbow.org/86111/lonnie 

To review Louis' file, please go here:http://madisonadoption.com/WaitingList.aspx

For more information or if you would like to consider adopting Louis, please fill out a free PAP Waiting Child Review Form, which can be found here: https://madison.mysamdb.com/SAM/Fm/Fm_Ap_Form_Edt.aspx 

 

 

"Shane" -Oct. 2009

SN: Down Syndrome 

 JANUARY 2015 UPDATE:

VIDEO LINKS:
Password: Adoptmaa

From the written update: Shane is under foster care in the orphanage. He is very smart. He learns fast and can figure out his own way. When he was learning to put on shoes, he would line all the shoes up and try on each pair and he would check in the mirror to see if the shoes looked good. He can go get his favorite toys and use blocks to build something he likes. He can put away his toys. He is not talking yet. He understands "no." He will reach for things when given. He can follow directions of the teachers to put away his toys and put on stickers. He will imitate the teacher to do something. He will learn from the teacher how to wash his face. When the teacher praises him, he is very happy. He is active and extroverted. He likes music, toys, and games. He gets up at 7:00 am and then goes to the bathroom. He eats breakfast (milk, noodles, egg or meat congee) at 7:30 and has lunch (rice+mashed meat+vegetables+meat soup) at 11:30. He eats one bowl each time. He naps from 12:00-14:00. At 18:00 he has dinner. He will eat fruit or a snack after lunch and he drinks milk before going to bed at night. He goes to bed at 8:30 pm. He gets mental and physical training from 8:30—11:30 and from 14:30—17:00. He is brought to the potty at regular intervals and will not wet his pants. He is a good sleeper. Shane is active and happy and he likes imitating. He loves toys and likes playing with adults. He likes rattle toys and listening to music, as well as playing outside.

Updated measurements: Head 46 cm, chest 52.5 cm,height 91.5cm,weight 14.1 kg,19 teeth.  

Sweet 5 year old Shane just had his adoption file made ready and he is listed via an orphanage partnership with Madison Adoption Associates. Shane is diagnosed as having down syndrome. He is in an orphanage that partners with Half the Sky and he is currently in the Little Sister's pre-school program through Half the Sky. He knows some common words and can do simple things according to the instructions, such as clapping hands, waving goodbye, throwing a kiss, and putting the trash in the trash can.

When Shane was younger, he liked to look at himself in the mirror and speak to himself. He is very interested in music. When there is music, he sits down, stretches his hands out carefully and wiggles his body to the music. He can walk alone and can play and chase with other children. With the guidance of his pre-school teacher, he has made great progress and can imitate adults. Under the leadership of the teachers, he can play games according to the rules. He likes toys that make sound and likes to play with the children's car. If other children want to grab his car, he sometimes pushes them away, cries, or expresses his unhappy emotion. In January of 2013, he entered into a foster family. He goes to class for three hours in the morning and then goes home for lunch and a long afternoon nap. After his nap, he goes back to class for 2.5 hours and then returns home for dinner. Shane is active and energetic. He loves playing outdoor activities with adults and building with blocks.

Hopefully next Christmas, Shane could be home celebrating with his very own forever family!

 

Shane has an account on Reece's Rainbow here:  http://reecesrainbow.org/86209/shane-2 

To review Shane's file, please go here:http://madisonadoption.com/WaitingList.aspx

If you are interested in learning more about Shane or adopting Shane, please fill out a free PAP Waiting Child Review form, which can be found here: https://madison.mysamdb.com/SAM/Fm/Fm_Ap_Form_Edt.aspx

 

"Moses" -May 2012

SN:   1. Post-op Congenital Heart Disease- VSD, PFO, mild tricuspid regurgitation, PH; 2. Down Syndrome

 $4,000 AGENCY GRANT WITH MAA!

 

2.5 year old musical Moses is new to Madison Adoption Associate's list! He is diagnosed as having 1. Post-op Congenital Heart Disease- VSD, PFO, mild tricuspid regurgitation, PH; 2. Down Syndrome. He has a $4,000 agency grant! The agency fee portion of his adoption expenses will be $2,500. From his August 2014 file: Moses can now sit alone, walk independently for a few steps, and can clap his hands. He is active and he sometimes will make sounds by clapping his mouth to draw people’s attention. He likes to sit in his walker and to walk by holding onto the chair. He is afraid of plush toys and dolls. He does not like deep colored things and he will not touch them. He does not like to eat chocolate cake, but he does like chewy snacks like crackers and he also likes to eat apples. Moses likes to ride the rocking horse the best. When he is tired of rocking, he will look at you and if you rock the horse for him, he will laugh happily. He has a strong imitating ability. All he needs now is for his family to see him and bring him home!

Moses has an account on Reece's Rainbow here:  http://reecesrainbow.org/85429/moses 

 

Password: Adoptmaa

 

To review Moses' file, go here:http://madisonadoption.com/WaitingList.aspx

For more information or if you are interested in adopting Moses, please fill out a free PAP Waiting Child Review Form, which can be found here:https://madison.mysamdb.com/SAM/Fm/Fm_Ap_Form_Edt.aspx 

 

 

"Robbie" -June 2009

SN: Down Syndrome 

$4,000 AGENCY GRANT WITH MAA! 

 

5.5 year old Robbie is currently living in a foster family, but is in need of a forever family! Robbie is diagnosed with down syndrome and is listed with Madison Adoption Associates. He has a $4,000 AGENCY GRANT making the 'agency fee' portion of his adoption expenses $2,500. Robbie likes to eat meat. If he doesn't go to school, his foster mom takes him out to eat breakfast, where he will eat noodles and steamed stuffed buns. His file reports that he does go to a kindergarten- likely in the orphanage. If the weather is nice, he plays in the yard. For lunch, he likes to eat rice, steamed eggs, meat soup, and vegetables. He takes a two hour nap each day. After he wakes up, he watches cartoons or will play with other children in the yard. He then eats dinner and some fruit after that. He has deep sleep. His foster mom watches his facial expressions to determine if he needs to use the bathroom. She then asks him if he needs to go. If he says yes, she will take him to the toilet. He can take his pants off by himself, but needs help putting his pants back on. Now that he goes to school, his language is better than before. He has good imitating ability. Every morning he sings children's songs he learned at kindergarten. He can put on and take off clothes with help, can go up and down stairs by himself; and he can eat without help (though he eats slowly since he can easily spill). He likes to smile at acquaintances. Sometimes he will call mama or nana and then continue to do his things. if you ask him to share his food, he will feed you and smile at you. Neighbors always say he is a quiet boy who has a ready smile. During summer vacation, his foster mom often takes him outside to let him experience more fresh things and to see and learn new things.

Wouldn't it be nice if Robbie was home next Christmas celebrating with a forever family of his very own?

 

Robbie has an account on Reece's Rainbow here:  http://reecesrainbow.org/85435/robinson

 

To review Robbie's file, go here:http://madisonadoption.com/WaitingList.aspx

For more information on Robbie or if you are considering adopting Robbie, please fill out a free PAP Waiting Child Review Form, which can be found here:https://madison.mysamdb.com/SAM/Fm/Fm_Ap_Form_Edt.aspx 

 

 "Timmy" -July 2011

SN:  1. Post-operative Congenital Heart Disease: VSD (perimembranous), PFO, mild tricuspid valvular insufficiency, PH; 2. Down syndrome

$4,000 AGENCY GRANT WITH MAA!  

 

Adorable 3 year old Timmy is looking for a forever family! He is newly listed with Madison Adoption Associates and is diagnosed as having 1. Post-operative Congenital Heart Disease: VSD (perimembranous), PFO, mild tricuspid valvular insufficiency, PH; 2. Down syndrome. He has a $4,000 AGENCY GRANT making the 'agency fee' portion of his adoption expenses $2,500.

 

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Timmy is a very happy boy currently living in foster care. He likes to be held and enjoys going outside to play. When he's outside, he likes to watch walking people. At 2 years and 1 month of age, he could call baba and nana. At that time, he was sent to the hospital to repair his CHD. After the surgery, he became more active. At 2 years and 3 months of age, he could walk with one hand held, could hold a spoon to eat, and could dance to the music. He liked to draw. At 2 years and 5 months of age, he liked pretty clothes, would greet acquaintances, and could wave goodbye to people. At 2 years and 7 months of age, he got along well with people, liked cartoons, singing, and dancing. He had a strong imitating ability and he liked to play with other children. At 2 years and 9 months of age, Timmy could imitate adult’s motions and could walk independently. He could also speak simple words. At 3 years old, Timmy can run, knows many things and remembers them. He calls older men “grandpa," younger men “baba,” and little boys “brother." Timmy is extroverted, a little impatient, and relentless. He likes music and singing and can hum with the music. Timmy likes to play with toys and has a quick reaction. He likes to play with other children and when he is outside, he sometimes clings to the adults and wants to be held. Just like any other three year old, he likes others toys, but does not like other children to take his toys.

What sweet Timmy needs most is the love and guidance of a forever family! Could his family be yours?

 

Timmy has an account on Reece's Rainbow here: http://reecesrainbow.org/85432/timeus 

 

To review Timmy's file, go here:http://madisonadoption.com/WaitingList.aspx

For more information on Timmy or if you are considering adopting Timmy, please fill out a free PAP Waiting Child Review Form, which can be found here: https://madison.mysamdb.com/SAM/Fm/Fm_Ap_Form_Edt.aspx 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Chase" -Oct. 2011

SN: Psychomotor delay; possibly autistic?

$4,000 AGENCY GRANT WITH MAA! 

June 2014 Update: A traveling family just met Chase.  The family was told: He can recognize strangers, play with toys, walk etc, but he seems to live in his world and doesn't play with other kids.   *If there is a family looking for a young boy and open to the possibility that he may have autism, Chase would be a perfect son!  He is unbelievably beautiful...I love his amazing eyes!   The mom who met him said he loves to be held, cuddled, and snuggled! :)

 

 

 

Recently 3 year old Chase was re-listed with Madison Adoption Associates this week (November 24th). He is part of an orphanage partnership. Chase is listed as having psychomotor delays. Chase is very mobile and has good movement. He has received daily therapy over the past year to help with his motor skills and is learning to crawl and walk. It takes him some time to learn these skills. While he does not learn quickly, he does try. He is not potty trained yet, but when they put him on the toilet, he will go. He lives in the orphanage and he seems to be a very happy boy. He does not seem to be slowed down by his special need. 

 

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 Chase has an account on Reece's Rainbow here: http://reecesrainbow.org/77035/chase

 

For more information or to review his file, please fill out a free PAP- waiting child review form, which can be found here:http://madisonadoption.com/docs/Prospective%20Adoptive%20Parents%20-%20WC%20Form.pdf 

6.5 year old Warren is newly listed with Madison Adoption Associates!  Handsome Warren is diagnosed with deformity of hands and feet.  He has one toe on each foot and one finger on each hand, but he does not let that stop him from doing anything...he's one amazing and resilient kid!   

Warren's file is outdated, so Madison is trying to get an update.  From his Oct. 2011 file:  Warren has good common sense and can sing songs he sees on TV.  He takes his quilt and goes to bed when the caretaker tells him to.  He can play and eat with his hand holding the toy or bottle just like any other child, even if the toy is small. His intelligence and language development are normal. He likes imitating the grown-ups’ behaviors and he is curious about everything. Warren is described as a lovely character and as optimistic. Warren is an intelligent child who has great ability to learn new things and he is happy to play with others.  His favorite thing to do was play in the ball pit.  Look at all the things Warren can do!  He is not going to let anything get in his way or stop him.  Will you be the lucky family who makes capable Warren your son?

For more information on Warren, please fill out a free PAP Waiting Child Review form, which can be found here: https://madison.mysamdb.com/SAM/Fm/Fm_Ap_Form_Edt.aspx

Warren's file is outdated, so Madison is trying to get an update.  From his Oct. 2011 file:  Warren has good common sense and can sing songs he sees on TV.  He takes his quilt and goes to bed when the caretaker tells him to.  He can play and eat with his hand holding the toy or bottle just like any other child, even if the toy is small. His intelligence and language development are normal. He likes imitating the grown-ups’ behaviors and he is curious about everything. Warren is described as a lovely character and as optimistic. Warren is an intelligent child who has great ability to learn new things and he is happy to play with others.  His favorite thing to do was play in the ball pit.  Look at all the things Warren can do!  He is not going to let anything get in his way or stop him.  Will you be the lucky family who makes capable Warren your son?

For more information on Warren, please fill out a free PAP Waiting Child Review form, which can be found here: https://madison.mysamdb.com/SAM/Fm/Fm_Ap_Form_Edt.aspx

 

 

 "Henry" -Nov. 2002

SN: Deformity of ears 

$5,000 BRIGHT FUTURE AGENCY GRANT; ORPHANAGE DONATION REDUCED SIGNIFICANTLY AND POSSIBLY EVEN WAIVED!

11.5 year old Henry was born with congenital deformity of both external ears and is post-operative for a sensitive special need. Henry studies well and goes to the regular school. He does have hearing, but it isn't clear how much. He can imitate all sounds, but in conversation, his speech is not always clear. According to Cincinnati Children's Hospital , he will need some surgeries on his ear canals and maybe on his outer ears. He may need hearing aids. That would all be determined after a few tests to see if the structure of his inner ear are all there and intact. Henry's host family said: "Henry is very pleasant and sweet all of the time! He hasn't seemed stressed at all during the hosting. He is friendly and outgoing. He likes to play games on the IPad and knows a lot of multiplication problems. He likes to sing and has really enjoyed taking long baths and playing after he swims. He isn't afraid to try new things. He learned to ride a bike yesterday! He also enjoys playing with Lego kits." Though Henry is very bright academically, he is delayed socially. An interested family should be prepared for him to act much younger socially than his chronological age. From his file: Henry is clever and fun! He is very friendly and outgoing. He loves being outdoors to play with the other children. Henry has good self-care ability and he is helpful to others. All of the caretakers like to spend time with him and they praise him as a bright and kind child. He is a charming child and a favorite at the orphanage. 
Video Link: https://vimeo.com/album/2603500 
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Henry is Huan on Reece's Rainbow: http://reecesrainbow.org/64620/huan 

Henry is listed with Madison Adoption Associates via an orphanage partnership. For more information on Henry, please fill out a free PAP Waiting Child Review Form, which can be found here:http://madisonadoption.com/docs/Prospective%20Adoptive%20Parents%20-%20WC%20Form.pdf   

 

 "Bradley" -Jan. 2005

SN: Mental development delay, though Madison believes he has CP with an abnormal gait.  Bradley has normal intelligence- please read below!

$5,000 BRIGHT FUTURE AGENCY GRANT AND SIGNIFICANT ORPHANAGE DONATION REDUCTION, POSSIBLY EVEN WAIVED!

 

 He was loved on and got to see what life in a family was like for a month, but now he is back in the orphanage and is still waiting for a forever family to choose him.   Bradley is diagnosed with mental development delays, though Madison staff believes he may have CP. He can walk independently- he just has an abnormal gait. The orphanage has said that he is very smart. Bradley has a $5,000 Brighter Futures agency grant for his adoption and his orphanage donation will likely be significantly reduced. Bradley also has an account on Reece's Rainbow here: http://reecesrainbow.org/62706/zephan

Bradley's host family wanted to share as much as they could to help him find a forever family.  This is what they had to say about him:  "Bradley is a great kid, very smart, and quite obedient. It is very unusual to find a child who has been institutionalized his whole life that has none of the typical issues associated with that kind of childhood. At nine years of age, he has no self-comforting issues, even cries when he is hurt. Bradley has easily picked up our routine and most of our expectations despite the language barrier. He is able to use the bathroom by himself and is very thorough in washing his hands. Bradley has a strong sense of right and wrong. He has no problem obeying the rules and even helps to remind others of what the rules are. He plays well with children his age and enjoys building and figuring out how things work. Bradley has also eaten everything that we have put before him; though, pizza is his favorite! Bradley is all boy and likes to wrestle, run, ride bikes, climb, play ball, and swim; he also likes to play with Legos and action figures. He is learning English; using simple phrases to communicate. Bradley is a very happy and eager to please. The only two physical things we see are gross and fine motor control and poor tongue control. However, chiropractic care and normal family life, with play, chores, school and worship, will naturally have him learning large and small motor control without special work. And learning to speak and articulate English will become an excellent therapy for him to gain new tongue control."

From his file and the staff at the orphanage: Bradley is one of the stronger students in his class. He was formerly in Sunshine School at the orphanage where he learned his letters, cutting, pasting, matching, etc. He has some trouble paying attention. Bradley is active, warm, generous, and has a ready smile. He likes to help other children on his own initiative. He can boldly express his own thoughts and enthusiastically raise his hand up to speak. He has good independence under the encouragement and request of his teachers. He performs noticeably well in the puzzle games. He likes a challenge and is always willing to do and discover new things. In his spare time, he likes to play outside and on the playground. When he is happy he smiles at others. When he is unhappy, he is silent, but he can quickly get a smile back on his face. He is a good boy.

Video Link: 
http://vimeo.com/78492924 
Password: Adoptmaa

Bradley is listed with Madison Adoption Associates via an orphanage partnership.

For more information on Bradley, please fill out a free PAP Waiting Child Review Form, which can be found here:http://madisonadoption.com/docs/Prospective%20Adoptive%20Parents%20-%20WC%20Form.pdf   

 

"Marshall" - July 2002

SN: CP 

$4,000 AGENCY GRANT WITH MAA!  

  

 12 year old Marshall only has 2 short years to find a forever family and for his forever family to be in China to adopt him. He is diagnosed as having post-operative dropsy of the brain, but you really need to read about him and watch his older videos below, because sometimes diagnoses in files sound a lot scarier than they really are. From a family that has spent time with him while he's been in the US: "Marshall is a nice, polite boy. He would do so well in a family." From his file: Marshall has normal mental development. Because he suffers dropsy of the brain, we reported him to the Tomorrow Plan and according to the plan, on Aug.14 2006, he was treated. On Aug.25 2006, he received a ventriculoperitoneal shunt and on Sep.7 2006, he was discharged. He recovered well, then on Feb.26 2009 he received another surgery for the ventriculoperitoneal shunt and was released on Mar.13 2009. He speaks clearly and can communicate well with others and he is becoming more extroverted. He can take care of himself and he is cute and polite. He will help the younger brothers and sisters when they need help.

Videos available here: 
Password: Adoptmaa
 
Marshall has an account on Reece's Rainbow here:http://reecesrainbow.org/69772/marshall-2

 For more information on Marshall please fill out a free PAP Waiting Child Review Form, which can be found here:http://madisonadoption.com/docs/Prospective%20Adoptive%20Parents%20-%20WC%20Form.pdf   

 

 

 

Videos from March 2014:
http://vimeo.com/90329133
http://vimeo.com/90334653
Password: Adoptmaa 
For more information or to review her file, please submit a free family information sheet, which can be found here: https://madison.mysamdb.com/SAM/Fm/Fm_Ap_Form_Edt.a