Lifeline’s Individual Special Focus List

 

The children below are specifically assigned to Lifeline by the CCCWA for the special focus program. We are blessed to be able to advocate for these precious children. To be matched with one of these children, you will need to have a dossier in China within 6 months.

**We try to keep this list as accurate and updated as possible. However, all of the children listed are from our agency specific “special focus” list and may have already found a family by the time you inquire about them. If you have any questions about any of the children listed please contact us.**

For any questions or inquiries, please see below for contact information. If you are already a Lifeline family, please contact your social worker that you are currently working with for more information about the child you are interested in below.

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We work with a wonderful organization, the International Adoption Clinic at UAB, located in Birmingham, AL, that can help you learn what might be involved medically with each child before you adopt. The International Clinic can also provide physical and occupational therapy as well as medical expertise after you adopt your child. They are wonderful in helping your family to be better prepared for your special needs child as well as a wonderful place to take your child after you return home from China.

**Please note that we are publishing only when a child has been matched and PA (preliminary approval) has been received from China. Lifeline will maintain internal “holds” for children and continue to form a list of interest as requests are received.**

Amanda

Amanda

female, 12 years old
multiple hemangioma all over her body, scoliosis, left club foot, severe anemia

This child is at Shepherd’s Field foster home. Amanda is gentle, always willing to help, and is kind to other peers. She learns quickly, studies hard, and has made great progress. She is learning English and can remember basic vocabulary.

*Please contact Jenna Parker at Jenna.Parker@lifelinechild.org for more information

Benjamin

Benjamin

male, age 11 months
post-op tethered cord syndrome, umbilical hernia, right conjunctivitis, sacrococcygeal meningomyelocele

Benjamin Video 1 – password: benjamin1
Benjamin Video 2 – password: benjamin2

It is reported that Benjamin likes to interact with adults. He likes hugs! If you ignore Benjamin, he will cry to get your attention and want you to comfort him. Once comforted, he will calm down quickly and smile at you. Such an adorable little boy!

*Please contact Lisa Kelly at Lisa.Kelly@lifelinechild.org for more information

Brody

Brody

male, age 6 years
Down syndrome

This child is at Shepherd Field foster home. Brody is shy. He like playing with peers, eating, and playing with his toy cars! He has a sweet smile and is fond of his caregiver.

*Please contact Jenna Parker at Jenna.Parker@lifelinechild.org for more information

Callie

Callie

female, age 19 months
CHD (tetralogy of fallot: enlargement of left heart system; pulmonary stenosis; anemia(mild-moderate)

Callie Video 1 – password: callie1

Callie is a happy child who loves to cuddle! According to a report from August 2014: “Now she can hold her head up while lying on the stomach, can roll from supine to prone position by herself, can grasps toy near hand, can locate the direction of sounds, can visually move follow the moving object or people, and can stretch hands out to reach the toy beyond, can distinguish the strangers and familiar people, can laugh aloud, can turn her head over when called.” Callie is a quiet child with a ready smile and sweet-temper.

*Please contact Lisa Kelly at Lisa.Kelly@lifelinechild.org for more information

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Chad

male, age 8 years
lameness of both lower limbs, cognitive/developmental delay

Chad Video 1 – password: chad1
Chad Video 2 – password: chad2

In the classroom Chad helps the teacher put things away. He is an independent child who expresses himself through language. He gets along well with others and can “care and help others”. Chad is described as curious, warm, outgoing, compassionate, and adored. According to his file, “By the education for several years, he has improved greatly in intelligence development and all directions, and has little difference in intelligence compare with peers.” It also states, “He hopes to have his own family, his own dad and mom.”

*Please contact Jenna Parker at Jenna.Parker@lifelinechild.org for more information

Charissa

Charissa

female, 9 ½ years old
postoperative hydrocephalus, spina bifida, feet deformity, high muscular tension of both lower limbs

This child is at Shepherd’s Field foster home. Charissa is described as outgoing with a ready smile. She had surgery in 2009 to correct issues with her feet which was successful, along with physical therapy. She enjoys singing and listening to her teacher. She has made great physical progress and is an overall happy child!

*Please contact Jenna Parker at Jenna.Parker@lifelinechild.org for more information

Christina

Christina

female, age 19 months
anal atresia with navicular fossa fistula, CHD (post-op VSD, ASD, PDA), sacrococcygeal deformities

Christina Video 1 – password: christina1
Christina Video 2 – password: christina2

Christina is a confident and happy little girl. She likes being held and sang to by her caregiver. She loves laughing! Christina likes being outdoors looking at the colorful flowers and watching the birds. One of her favorite activities is playing peek-a-boo!

 

Daniella

Daniella

female, age 21 months
congenital syphilis and bone syphilis, rehabilitation period of hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy and patent ductus arteriosus

It is reported that with the meticulous care of caretakers, Daniella has started to crawl and can crawl fast. With the help of caretakers, she is able to walk slowly when holding her caretakers’ hands. She likes to attract the nannies’ attention and wants to be held. Sometimes, she cries to get attention. Daniella loves watching TV and always sits on a small chair while watching it. Sometimes, when there’s someone blocking her sight, she will move her chair, which looks very cute. She is delayed in language development and can only say “Ma Ma”. She smiles easily and always laughs happily. Her teacher for early education will help her with comprehensive development. 

*Please contact Lisa Kelly at Lisa.Kelly@lifelinechild.org for more information

Dustin

Dustin

male, age 5 ½ years
Down Syndrome, post-op CHD

Dustin Video 1 – password: dustin1
Dustin Video 2 – password: dustin2

In November 2010 Dustin had surgery to repair VSD. He is now an active little boy who is fond of music, toys, and games! He is described as a “lovely boy” who has an amazing smile and gets along well with others.

*Please contact Lisa Kelly at Lisa.Kelly@lifelinechild.org for more information

Ed

Ed

male, 10 years old
cerebroma, arachnoid cyst (left), cognitive delay

This child is at Shepherd’s Field foster home. Ed is described as active and restless. He enjoys playing with other children and playing outside! He is very talkative and brings joy to those around him! He is independent but also listens to instructions.

*Please contact Jenna Parker at Jenna.Parker@lifelinechild.org for more information

Erin

Erin

female, age 20 months
cognitive/developmental delay

Erin Video 1 – password: erin1
Erin Video 2 – password: erin2

Erin likes to be cuddled by her caregiver. She also enjoys when they sing to her. Her favorite toys are those that rattle. At one year old, Erin could not sit or roll over without help. She can use her hands to support her head for about 2 minutes, turn around and reach out her hands, touch the hairs and hands of other children near her, and babble. She likes bells and plastic rings with bright colors!

*Please contact Lisa Kelly at Lisa.Kelly@lifelinechild.org for more information

Gloria

Gloria

female, age 10 years
right lower limb malformations, poor nutritional status

This child is at Shepherd’s Field foster home. Gloria is very friendly, sensible, helpful, and polite. She is described as independent and lovely. She learns quickly and loves to laugh.

*Please contact Jenna Parker at Jenna.Parker@lifelinechild.org for more information

Heleena

Heleena

female, age 22 months
sacrum mass

At 20 months old, under the delicate care of the caretakers, Holli is very clever. She has a beautiful face and eyes. She can say one word like “mom”, “take”, or “eat”. She can dress herself. Holli can take off her shoes and socks. She is naughty. She likes playing with other children. Holli is cute and clever; and she will listen to the caretaker to take snacks to the other children.

*Please contact Lisa Kelly at Lisa.Kelly@lifelinechild.org for more information

Hettie

Hettie

female, age 3 ½ years
cerebral palsy

Hettie Video 1 – password: hettie1
Hettie Video 2 – password: hettie2
Hettie Video 3 – password: hettie3

It is reported that Hettie has a ready smile and is adored. Sometimes she is patient, but when she is frustrated, she will show her anger. She is not a picky eater. Hettie is not afraid of strangers and likes to play with others. Hettie is so cute!

*Please contact Lisa Kelly at Lisa.Kelly@lifelinechild.org for more information

Holly

Holly

female, age 7 years
Down Syndrome

Holly Video 1 – password: holly1

Holly can understand simple directions. She can say “thanks” and “good bye.” She gets along well with her peers and is described as “lovely” and “cute.” She is shy but always wears a smile! Holly enjoys listening to music and playing with toys.

*Please contact Jenna Parker at Jenna.Parker@lifelinechild.org for more information

Jason

Jason

male, 8 ½ years old
cerebral palsy

This child is at Shepherd’s Field foster home. Jason is described as honest, active, and polite. He is observant. He likes communicating and asking questions. At the age of 6 he could walk with a walker, go up and down stairs with help, and had good coordination with both hands. He can recite poems and children’s songs, can express his need, and can communicate well with others.

*Please contact Jenna Parker at Jenna.Parker@lifelinechild.org for more information

Jepson

Jepson

male, 7 years old
CHD (Tetralogy of Fallot)

Jepson is a shy child who is very independent. He is fond of listening to music and playing sports. He gets along well with other children and is very active in group activities. His file states he has “fairly good cognitive ability, has strong language competence and can express his need by the appropriate language.”

*Please contact Jenna Parker at Jenna.Parker@lifelinechild.org for more information

Joelle

Joelle

female, age 7 years
dropsy of brain, spinal meninges bulge postoperative, baenosome malformation, patent foramen ovale, equinus, amblyopia, intracalvarium infection not completely healed, epilepsy

This child is at Shepherd’s Field foster home. (Up-to-date information and photos can be requested.) Joelle loves to laugh! Joelle is very active, likes playing with toys, and enjoys being outside!

*Please contact Jenna Parker at Jenna.Parker@lifelinechild.org for more information

Joey

Joey

male, age 25 months
bilateral external auditory canal atresia, accompanying ear bone deformities; cleft of palate

Joey Video 1 – password: joey1
Joey Video 2 – password: joey2
Joey Video 3 – password: joey3

It is reported that Joey is timid. He can take off his socks and shoes, turn his head when his name is called, but could not “produce sounds” at the time of this report. His caregivers often accompany him to play, tease him, and are teaching him. What an adorable little boy!

*Please contact Lisa Kelly at Lisa.Kelly@lifelinechild.org for more information

Jonathan

Jonathan

male, age 4 ½ years
WBC increased, trichiasis for both eyes

Jonathan can walk freely, knows the meaning of “no”, knows to give when being asked, and likes to play and eat. He can play by himself well and at the time of this report could not talk yet. His caregivers say, “This baby is very adorable, we hope he will be adopted by a family, receive a good education, and grow up happily. We sincerely wish him happiness.”

*Please contact Lisa Kelly at Lisa.Kelly@lifelinechild.org for more information

Kip

Kip

male, age 29 months
microtia of right ear, hearing loss of right ear

Kip Video 1 – password: kip1
Kip Video 2 – password: kip2

It is reported that he likes to interact with adults and attaches to familiar people. Kip can tell the difference between acquaintances and strangers. He sleeps deeply and can locate the direction of sound and voice. He likes to laugh out loud! What a cutie!

*Please contact Lisa Kelly at Lisa.Kelly@lifelinechild.org for more information

Leah

Leah

female, age 3 years
mild dysplasia of bilateral frontal lobes

Leah Video 1 – password: leah1
Leah Video 2 – password: leah2

At 13 months old she could sit alone, stand with armpits held, roll over, and play alone. She enjoys when adults talk to her, play games with her, and cuddle with her! Leah also enjoys playing games, being read to, and playing outside. Her favorite toys are colorful ones. She is described as a quiet and timid little girl.

*Please contact Lisa Kelly at Lisa.Kelly@lifelinechild.org for more information

Lydia

Lydia

female, age 26 months
post-operative cervical spinal meningocele

Lydia is a sweet little girl who is independent and gets along well with others. Her favorite activity is hide and seek! She likes baths and playing in the water. Lydia is described as “clever” and “cute”.

*Please contact Lisa Kelly at Lisa.Kelly@lifelinechild.org for more information

Lydia

Lydia

female, 9 years old
congenital cleft partial ablephary, nanophthalmos

This child is at Shepherd’s Field foster home. Lydia is a fairly shy child. She enjoys smiling, playing with others, and singing to music. Additional information can be requested for Lydia.

*Please contact Jenna Parker at Jenna.Parker@lifelinechild.org for more information

Mabel

Mabel

female, age 3 ½ years
congenital multiple joint contracture (feet deformity), developmental delay

Mabel Video 1 – password: mabel1
Mabel Video 2 – password: mabel2
Mabel Video 3 – password: mabel3
Mabel Video 4 – password: mabel4

Mabel has received rehabilitation training by the Love Without Boundary fund. She received corrective treatment of her left club foot and right vertical bone and has received physical therapy. Mabel’s foster family practices language with her. She can express her feelings and needs, but is developmentally delayed. Mabel likes staying with familiar people, smiles at them, and can wave good bye to them. She is quiet, gentle and ready to smile, and can calm down quickly. She likes playing outdoors and likes playing with her other brothers and sisters in her foster family on the grass. What a sweet face!

*Please contact Lisa Kelly at Lisa.Kelly@lifelinechild.org for more information

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Madi

female, age 9 years
sequelae of cerebral palsy, right contracture of Achilles tendon

Madi Video 1 – password: madi1
Madi Video 2 – password: madi2
Madi Video 3 – password: madi3

Madi enjoys music, games, and her scooter. She also likes watching cartoons. She is talkative and described as a “strong little girl.” Her file states, “So after she knows the children around her find a family, she also wants to have a family, not more, only dad and mom who love her, a complete family which can enjoys loving.”

*Please contact Jenna Parker at Jenna.Parker@lifelinechild.org for more information

Matt

Matt

male, 7 years old
cleft lip/palate

It is reported that Matt is close to his caretaker. He is fairly extroverted, likes playing games, can be timid and quiet, but is also talkative. Matt gets along with others well. He can be restless, is a moderate sleeper, and has good language and social skills.

*Please contact Jenna Parker at Jenna.Parker@lifelinechild.org for more information

Melanie

Melanie

female, age 10 years
post-op CHD

Melanie is extroverted and active. She likes to play with peers, yo-yo, draw, and explore! In her own words Melanie writes, “I am 10 years old now, suffers from CHD, and I was abandoned by my parents when I was about 2 months old. I have received CHD operation, and after operation I recovered well. I have been living in the social welfare institute for 10 years. I am eager for love of parents and I want to have a warm and happy family. I deeply wish that a family will adopt me.”

*Please contact Jenna Parker at Jenna.Parker@lifelinechild.org for more information

Molly

Molly

female, age 7 ½ years
cognitive/developmental delay

This child is at Shepherd’s Field foster home. At 5 years old her limb and mental development were normal. She enjoys being active, helping other children, and playing games. She goes to school every day. Molly likes going to kindergarten, can read picture books, and can read some simple children’s songs. She is not flexible compared with other children her age. She is happy under the excellent care of caretakers.

*Please contact Jenna Parker at Jenna.Parker@lifelinechild.org for more information

Pollyanna

Pollyanna

female, 22 months
CHD: VSD, ASD, moderate pulmonary arterial hypertension, mental & motor development delay

Pollyanna video 1 – password: pollyanna1
Pollyanna video 2 – password: pollyanna2

It is reported that when Pollyanna’s foster mom cuddles her; she holds her head up to touch the foster mom’s head. She has a “rich” facial expression, has a ready smile, and will laugh when teased. Pollyanna enjoys when her foster father cuddles her; if her foster father doesn’t cuddle her after he comes back home, she wants to cry. Pollyanna is fond of playing with toys, she also likes to play games, such as hide-and-seek and tickle; she gets along well with other children, and is playful.

*Please contact Lisa Kelly at Lisa.Kelly@lifelinechild.org for more information

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Quinn

female, 9 years old
hard of hearing, non-verbal

Quinn is an active and clever child. She enjoys drawing, playing games with peers, and playing sports. At the age of 6.5 years old, she could do simple sign language, could communicate with kids, sometimes could help nurturer do what she can, could understand nurturer’s language, and could recognize her clothes. She has an open and ready to smile, can get along well with people, shows strong adaptability, can smile at strangers at the beginning, and is polite to others.

*Please contact Jenna Parker at Jenna.Parker@lifelinechild.org for more information

Rhen

Rhen

female, 4 ½ years old
congenital absence of right ear

Rhen likes music and playing with toys. She is social, active, and has quick reaction. Rhen is reported to be extroverted. She knows how to follow directions, can draw, and has a “good character”. Sweet little girl!

*Please contact Lisa Kelly at Lisa.Kelly@lifelinechild.org for more information

Richard

Richard

male, age 9 years
cognitive/developmental delay, amyotrophia of left lower limb, decrease of left muscular tension, abnormal function of left limbs, poor motion

This child is at Shepherd’s Field foster home. Richard’s caregiver states, “He is a lovely and active little boy, and we hope that he could be adopted by a foreign family earlier and wish him grow up healthily and happily.” Richard is extroverted, has a ready smile, is talkative, likes playing with other children, likes watching cartoons, and enjoys outdoor activities. He is independent and likes doing things on this own.

*Please contact Jenna Parker at Jenna.Parker@lifelinechild.org for more information

Rylee

Rylee

female, age 3 years
post-op CHD, post-op scar

Rylee Video 1 – password: rylee1

Rylee is described as “obedient and sensible.” She enjoys watching cartoons and reading picture books. She also likes singing, dancing, and just being active! Rylee has a great imagination and enjoys building all kinds of things out of blocks. She has a “warm heart” and tries to look after younger children. Rylee is intelligent, independence, and learns things very quickly!

*Please contact Lisa Kelly at Lisa.Kelly@lifelinechild.org for more information

Savanna

Savanna

female, age 6 ½ years
hydrocephalus, post-op cerebral meningocele

Savanna Video 1 – password: savanna1

Savanna is an outgoing little girl who enjoys talking, listening to music, and singing! She also likes playing with toys and reading books. Her favorite activities are playing with plush toys and jigsaw puzzles. She also enjoys playing house and outdoor activities. Savanna is a smart little girl who communicates well but does struggle a little with pronunciation. She gets along well with others and always has a ready smile!

*Please contact Jenna Parker at Jenna.Parker@lifelinechild.org for more information

 

Sid

Sid

male, age 11 years
cognitive/developmental delay

This child is at Shepherd’s Field foster home. Sid only speaks simple words but seems to understand most words spoken to him. He loves helping others! He has some trouble hearing. He is a sweet child according to his caregiver.

*Please contact Jenna Parker at Jenna.Parker@lifelinechild.org for more information

Whitley

Whitley

female, age 9 years
no medical special needs reported

Whitley Video 1 – password: whitley1

As you can see by her photo, Whitley has a sweet and warm smile. Updated information is being requested for her at this time.

*Please contact Jenna Parker at Jenna.Parker@lifelinechild.org for more information

Xander

Xander

male, age 10 years
autism

This child is at Shepherd’s Field foster home. He can understand simple words, but it is difficult for him to speak. He communicates with pictures. According to his caregiver he is a happy and active child with a ready smile!

*Please contact Jenna Parker at Jenna.Parker@lifelinechild.org for more information

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