Waiting Child

Adoptions With Love, Inc., an adoption agency located in Massachusetts, is looking for an adoptive family for a little girl born in April of 2015. The following information was provided by Adoptions With Love:

The child was born with Chromosomal abnormalities. She is of Hungarian, Irish, and English heritage. She has significant brain damage and presently she is developmentally at a 3-4-month old level. She is fed via G-tube but does eat some baby food by mouth. She has Urinary/Kidney reflux with Multiple infections and has been on many antibiotics. She has also been diagnosed with Glaucoma. 

The child presently has 24/7 nursing care and is seen weekly by Early Intervention and receives Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Speech therapy. The child’s birth parents will want periodic updates and possible visits. 

If you would like more information about this child, please contact:
Amy S. Cohen, LICSW
800-722-7731
617-964-4357
www.adoptionswithlove.org

** Please note that Spence-Chapin is not involved in any aspect of this adoption. We have no further information and all inquiries should be directed to Adoptions With Love, Inc.

WAITING CHILDREN (INTERNATIONAL SIBLINGS GROUP): 
BULGARIA

Elena, Age 13
Itso, Age 11
Milena, Age 7

Elena, Itso and Milena are three siblings living with a foster family in Bulgaria. All three siblings have expressed that they want to placed with a loving family together. 

Elena is a creative, joyful and imaginative 13-year-old girl who enjoys reading children’s books, dancing and participating in group activities with her classmates at school. She is described as a calm and good-intentioned young girl who communicates well, demonstrates respect towards her teachers and always seeks their advice. It is reported that Elena has a mild cognitive delay and works with a resource teacher for some of her classes. Elena has a positive attitude towards school, graduated with good grades last year, and continues to improve her performance. 

Itso is an expressive and communicative 11-year-old boy who loves to color, dance and play with his friends. Itso is in the 4th grade and it is reported that he is quite motivated to work hard in school. Itso demonstrates a desire to study and is in the process of mastering his multiplication tables! 

Milena is a sweet 7-year-old girl who enjoys dancing and drawing and loves to listen to music. She is described as well-behaved and respectful. It is reported that Milena has a cognitive delay and may need additional support from a resource teacher to master skills necessary for school. 

Elena, Itso and Milena are in need of a family that can provide consistency, support, and lots of love. Images and videos of the siblings can be viewed on our password protected page here. If you think you could be their forever family please contact our Adoption Team before June 2nd at 212-400-8150 or email us at info@spence-chapin.org.

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Waiting Child (Domestic Special Needs): Hannah, 10 months old

We are looking for a family for a very special 10-month-old baby girl named Hannah. 

Hannah was born at 38 weeks in May 2016. She weighed 4.3 pounds and her APGAR scores were 8 at one minute and 9 at five minutes.  She was admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit for Respiratory Distress Syndrome and on a CPAP for five days. While there, she was also noted to have dysmorphic features.  Hannah later received genetic testing and was diagnosed with Cornelia de Lange syndrome. 

Cornelia de Lange syndrome is a genetic disorder that causes a wide range of physical, medical and cognitive difficulties and delays.  Typically, babies with CdLS have low birth weight, slow growth and small head size.  Since her birth, Hannah has been cared for by her parents who report that feeding has been particularly challenging.  In February 2017, Hannah a gastrostomy tube inserted and she is now able to receive nutrition directly. She receives weekly Early Intervention services, including physical therapy and occupational therapy.   

Hannah’s parents were born and raised in China, met as school classmates, and have been happily married for six years.  Hannah’s mother has stayed home with Hannah since she was born, taking care of her daily needs and attending all follow-up medical appointments.  After a lot of thought, Hannah’s parents have concluded that they do not have the financial resources to give Hannah the care they feel she deserves.  They want to see their daughter placed with a loving adoptive family who ideally has no more than four children currently in the home. 

If you’d like to be considered as an adoptive family for Hannah, please email a copy of your current home study (completed within the past 12 months), conducted by a licensed adoption agency. We are unable to consider families that do not have a current home study. Families from any state are welcome to apply to adopt Hannah. Families who have already submitted a current home study will be considered if the home study states an openness to adopting a child with Hannah’s needs.

Email: asap@spence-chapin.org
Phone: 212-400-8150

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Waiting Child (International): EVE*, Age 15, south africa

Eve is a sweet 15-year-old girl residing in South Africa who is need of a loving family to call her own. She loves music and is currently excelling in school. She is described as “very sweet with a soft spoken voice.” 

Eve is ready to be matched with a family immediately. Images of Eve can be viewed on our password protected page here. If you think you could be her forever family and want to view photos, please click here or contact our Adoption Team at 212-400-8150 or email us at info@spence-chapin.org.

*Her name has been changed to protect her privacy

Waiting Child (International): Kimberly, Age 14, Colombia

Kimberly is an affectionate, intelligent and creative 14-year-old girl living in a children’s home in Colombia. She enjoys singing, dancing, crafting and playing basketball on her school team! Kimberly has been described as an observant, open-minded and empathetic young girl who takes initiative easily and enjoys learning new things. It has been reported that Kimberly shows great sensitivity towards the needs and feelings of those around her; she is expressive and thoughtful in her speech, and a good listener. Kimberly loves animals and younger children and enjoys looking after their care and well-being. 

It has been shared with us that Kimberly is able to connect and adapt easily to new situations and it is believed by those close to her that she is capable of offering great love to a family of her own. It is important to Kimberly that she share her life with a family that will provide her with love, trust, security, and support. 

Kimberly is ready to be matched with a family immediately. Images of Kimberly can be viewed on our password protected page here. If you think you could be her forever family and want to view photos, please click here or contact our Adoption Team at 212-400-8150 or email us at info@spence-chapin.org.

Waiting Children (International Siblings Group):

Bulgaria

Spas, Age 13
Gergana, Age 9

Spas and Gergana are two healthy and well-behaved siblings living in a children’s home in Bulgaria. Brother and sister have expressed that they want to be placed with a loving family together. 

Spas is a smart and thoughtful 13-year-old boy. He is described as being calm and respectful, and shows significant interest in learning new things. It has been reported that Spas enjoys spending time with close friends and shows great intellectual and educational potential. 

Gergana is an adorable and sociable 9-year-old girl who loves to smile! She has a good-intentioned nature and communicates well with both adults and her peers at school. It is reported that Gergana struggles at times academically and may need additional support in order to make up for the gaps in her school materials. 

Spas and Gerganta are ready to be matched with a family immediately. Images and videos of the siblings can be viewed on our password protected page here. If you think you could be their forever family and want to view photos, please click here or contact our Adoption Team before June 2nd at 212-400-8150 or email us at info@spence-chapin.org.

 

Waiting Children (International Siblings Group):

Bulgaria

Svetoslav, Age 2
Gabriel, Age 6
Kailin, Age 8

Svetoslav, Gabriel and Kailin are three brothers living in Bulgaria. All three siblings have expressed that they want to placed with a loving family together. 

Svetoslav is a 2-year-old boy and is described as being sociable and affectionate. He enjoys drawing and singing and loves to play with the other children in his kindergarten. 

Gabriel is a joyful and responsible 6-year-old boy who enjoys coloring and playing video games. He shows leadership skills at his pre-school group and has many friends there. Gabriel shares that he dreams of being a police officer or a doctor when he grows up. 

Kailin is an 8-year-old boy who takes great pride in being the big brother to his two younger siblings! He is very loving and protective over his two younger brothers and enjoys spending time with them. He is a very curious young boy who loves to understand how things work. It is reported that Kailin has a mild mental delay and will need additional resources such as a psychologist, speech-therapist, and resource teacher. He shares that he dreams of being a police officer one day and having a dog! 

Kailin, Gabriel and Svetoslav are in need of a family that can provide consistency, support, and lots of love. 

Svetoslava, Gabriel and Kailin are ready to be matched with a family immediately. Images and videos of the siblings can be viewed on our password protected page here. If you think you could be their forever family and want to view photos, please click here or contact our Adoption Team before June 2nd at 212-400-8150 or email us at info@spence-chapin.org.

 

WAITING CHILD (INTERNATIONAL): 
YENIFER, AGE 5, COLOMBIA 

Yenifer is a sweet 5-years-old girl with Down syndrome living in a children’s home in Colombia. Yenifer has been described as a lovely and amazing girl and it is reported that she is receiving therapies to support her speech and development. We are currently awaiting more information coming soon.
 
Images of Yenifer can be viewed on our password protected page here. If you think you could be her forever family, please  contact our Adoption Team at 212-400-8150 or email us at info@spence-chapin.org.