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 contact Lisa Kelly: lisa.kelly@lifelinechild.org. 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.**

Elana

Elana

female, 8 years old
cerebral palsy; postoperative clubfoot

Elana Video 1- password: elana1
Elana Video 2- password: elana2

Since her surgery in the summer of 2013 she has been attending rehabilitation and has recovered well. She is able to do basic self-care tasks on her own and walk with the assistance of a walker. Elana knows 30 to 50 Chinese characters and all 26 English letters. She also knows simple words. She does well with addition and subtraction under 20. Elana is close with her caregivers.

 

Evan

Evan

male, 28 months old
post-op CHD, cleft lip and palate, increased WBC

Evan Video 1- password: evan1
Evan Video 2- password: evan2

It is reported that in December of 2013, Evan received repair of his CHD. After rehabilitation for a half of a year, he was in good physical condition. He went to a foster family in May of 2014 so that he could get stronger. At first Evan was weak, but under the patient and loving care of the foster mom, Evan grew stronger and ate more food. He has a ready smile, is relentless, can turn over by himself, can hold a bottle to drink milk, and can hold toys to play. Evan likes toys that can make sounds. The caretakers sincerely hope he will have a loving father and mother who will give him a happy and complete family to grow up in.

Finley

Finley

female, 25 months old
post-op spina bifida (lumbar spina bifida with meningomyelocele, TCS, fila terminale lipoma, cervical spina bifida with meningomyelocele, sacrococcygeal pilonidal sinus), ASD, increases LYMPH#, shortened left limb

After surgery, Finley was sent to live with a foster family. She has grown into a beautiful little girl. It is reported that she is very smart, can call mom, sister, grandma, and can speak simple words. Finley is cheerful, has a ready smile, and likes to play with her peers. She can sit alone, stand alone for awhile, can walk around in a walker, but cannot independently walk. What a cutie!

Georgia

Georgia

female, 5 years old
delayed mental development

Georgia video – password: georgia

Georgia is adorable! She is described as cute, polite, and quiet. Georgia started kindergarten in fall of 2014 and is able to feed and clothe herself. She enjoys playing with other children!

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

Grace

Grace

female, 4 years old
postoperative CHD

Grace video – password: grace

Grace is a precious little girl! She is described as cute, talkative, and has a ready smile. She is in kindergarten and attached to her teacher! She gets along well with others and likes beautiful clothes.

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

Haley

Haley

female, 9 ½ years old
postoperative repair of meningomyelocele

Haley Video 1 – password: haley

By the age of 7 Haley could count within 10 and knew basic Chinese characters and Pinyin. She uses colorful pictures to express her imagination. She can do basic self-care tasks on her own. Haley is described as intelligent. She can be shy but gets along well with classmates and enjoys group activities! She has had multiple surgeries and has recovered well.

 

Harvey

Harvey

male, 4 1/2 years old
hydrocephalus

Harvey tends to be shy around strangers. He likes to play among children, but prefers to play alone. Harvey likes outdoor activity and wants to take part in other children’s games. He gets along well with the children in the same class and is a fairly gentle child. He can look for toys according to instructions and can also hold a pen. He uses gestures to help express his needs as his language is reportedly delayed. Sweet boy with an adorable smile!

Jianna

Jianna

female, 26 months old
post-op CHD, anal atresia, deformity of hands

It is reported that Jianna is active and restless, likes listening to music, has a ready smile, and she likes to play with plush toys. She can imitate words and gets along well with others. Jianna is fairly extroverted, has quick reaction, and is closest to her caretaker. Jianna is a deep sleeper, is not a picky eater and has a good appetite.

Percy

Percy

female, 28 months old
post-op hydrocephalus, scar on head, developmental delays

Percy Video 1- password: percy1
Percy Video 2- password: percy2

What a cutie! Percy likes to communicate with adults, laughs out loud, knows her name, and can imitate pronunciation such as “sister”. She attends an early education class during the week, rests during the weekends, and it is reported that she has no psychological disorder. Percy has a ready smile!

Quincy

Quincy

female, 3 years old

Quincy Video
Quincy Video 1- password: quincy1
Quincy Video 2- password: quincy2

delayed growth development, congenital deformity of limbs, low weight, joint contracture, left eye (astigmatism trend), suggest check of right eye as well, rib reversion, double strephenopodia

Quincy is a precious little girl. She is one of the “favorites” described as a “lovely doll” at her orphanage. She giggles with a loud voice and “people can’t help but kiss her”. She is clever and has good language expression. What a sweetie!

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