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.**

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

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

Calvin

Calvin

male, age 11 years
post-operative left cleft lip III degrees repair, post-operative resection of both accessory ears

Calvin Video 1 – password: calvin1

Calvin is a shy little boy but loves being active! He enjoys playing games, singing, and dancing! He always tries his best and is willing to practice tasks. He loves being close with people and communicating with them. Calvin likes reading stories and poems. He enjoys smiling and laughing often!

*Please contact Jenna Parker at Jenna.Parker@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

Dia

Dia

female, age 27 months
exstropby of the bladder, WBC and PLT high

Dia Video 1 – password: dia1
Dia Video 2 – password: dia1
Dia Video 3 – password: dia2

At 1 year and 5 months old, reports indicate that Dia is a gentle girl. She can say mom, she walks well, and usually she likes to play at outdoors with children on the slide and swing. Dia is very cooperative. On Jan.11 2013, she had surgery for the exstropby of the bladder; however, the wound infected after the surgery and the suture split again. This surgery was not successful. The aunts like this little girl who has a gentle personality, hope that she can have surgery as soon as possible, and live a healthy and happy life.

*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

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

Gavin

Gavin

male, age 8 years
CHD-TOF, hypoevolutism

Gavin Video 1 – password: gavin1

Gavin is always smiling and very polite to others. He is described as “very sporty.” When reading aloud in class, he reads in a loud and confident voice. He can be very talkative at times! He cooperates well with others and is great at sharing! Gavin shows his emotions easily, “which makes him very lovely” according to his file.

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

Harold

Harold

male, age 4 years
post-op hydrocephalus, lumbosacral meningomyelocele, tethered cord syndrome

Harold is handsome and has a fair complexion. He has a big smile! He is clever, can understand adult’s facial expression and tones, and gives the corresponding response. Harold likes to play in the yard, touch the flowers and grass, and likes to see the flying birds. It is hoped that he will be adopted by a family as soon as possible; to let him have a better living and learning environment, as well as to grow up healthily and happily.

*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

Jacoby

Jacoby

male, 12 months old
CHD, VSD, aorta overriding, pulmonary stenosis, RBC increased, and trichiasis of left eye.

Reports state: Jacoby can raise his head when lying on his stomach, turn over when lying on his back, and can reach out his hands to grasp toys. He can crawl, find the source of sounds, his eyes can follow moving toys and people, and he can laugh loudly. Jacoby can turn his head when being called, can express “no”, is active, and has a ready smile. The caretakers spoil him to keep him from crying because he will lack oxygen if he cries due to CHD. They say he is very adorable, will gently smile back at you when he awakes, and is relentless. The caretakers hope he will be adopted by a family and that he will receive a good education and grow up happily. They sincerely wish the baby happiness.

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

Jia

Jia

female, age 11 years
no medical special needs reported

Jia is a well-behaved and sociable girl, who can sometimes be a little shy. She often plays with the other children who live at the institute and can sing children’s songs and recite poetry from the Tang Dynasty. In the mornings she performs her physical exercises and dances with the other children. She gets along well with her peers. She enjoys garden. According to her file she is “blossoming in the care of her teachers.”

*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

Kent

Kent

male, age 21 months
congenital anal atresia, post-op transverse colostomy

Kent Video 1 – password: kent1

It is reported that Ken is smart, docile, cheerful, and friendly to strangers. He likes to get close to people and touch their face, is docile, and will move when he hears music. Kent’s caretakers hope that this baby will be adopted by a family which will give him warmth, a good education, and rehabilitation. They hope he will grow up happily and wish Kent 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

Layla

Layla

female, age 5 ½ years
Cerebral palsy

Layla loves attention and cuddling from her caregiver. She is timid, a little obstinate, and uses sign language to express her thoughts. After receiving physical rehabilitation, she is able to turn over, crawl, sit up alone, and stand with help. She can imitate simple words, answer simple questions, and count to 10 on her own. She loves singing and has a wonderful smile!

*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

Lucibelle

Lucibelle

female, age 21 months
black hairy nevus

Lucibelle Video 1 – password: lucibelle1

It is reported that Lucibelle likes holding on to things and she puts one of her small hands into her mouth when she sleeps. She can understand her caretakers when they talk to her. She likes being held by others and holds their hands firmly. What a lovely girl! Her caretakers hope she will have a happy family!

*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

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

Nathan

Nathan

male, age 12 years
hard of hearing, non-verbal

Nathan Video 1 – password: nathan1
Nathan Video 2 – password: nathan2

Nathan was abandoned at the age of seven. He is a very clever child who enjoys helping those around him, like with cleaning the table or helping his teachers with tasks. He gets along well with other classmates and enjoys playing games. Nathan is independent and likes to do things on his own. One of his favorite activities is skateboarding!

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

Nicole

Nicole

female, age 3 ½ years
Down syndrome

Nicole Video 1 – password: nicole1

Nicole likes doing activities like playing on the slide, ring toss, playing with blocks, and riding a wooden horse. She enjoys learning new things and doing what she can on her own. She is smart, active, and absolutely adorable with a gorgeous smile! She is happy and seems to be growing “healthily and happily” according to her file!

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

Olin

Olin

male, almost 7 years old
hard of hearing (post-operative artificial cochlea)

Olin is a clever child who enjoys interacting and playing with others. He had surgery in 2012 to improve his hearing. The surgery was termed “successful.” Since then he has had language training. This has allowed him to become more independent. He has a fun personality and enjoys doing things on his own!

Olin Video 1 – password: olin1

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

 

Penny

Penny

female, age 5 years
cleft lip and palate III degrees, anemia

Penny is just precious! She is a quiet little girl, but can express her needs in simple words! She gets along with others really well and loves to play interactive games. Penny has a ready smile!

*Please contact Meagan Smith at Meagan.Smith@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

Rory

Rory

female, age 22 months
rickets

Rory Video 1 – password: rory1

It is reported that Rory can eat with a spoon without help, can turn pages of a book, can use thumbs and index fingers, and she can throw balls without being given directions. Rory is cooperative when putting on her clothes, responds when objects are requested, can speak in 3-5 word sentences, and can express her needs with words. She is a quiet little one! What a little beauty!

*Please contact Lisa Kelly at Lisa.Kelly@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

 

Sophie

Sophie

female, age 19 months
post-op CHD

It is reported that Sophie can imitate sounds, is fond of interacting with familiar people, she is quiet, and gets along well with others. She keeps busy in class, plays with other kids, and plays with toys. What a cute little girl!

Sophie Video 1 – password: sophie1

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

Whitley

Whitley

female, age 9 years
no medical special needs reported

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

Wilma

Wilma

female, age 7 years
blood disorder

Reports indicate that Wilma is free from worry, does not cry, does not quarrel or challenge things with other children. She does not makes troubles for aunts. She is gentle, optimistic, and she can find joy in everywhere! Wilma’s happy laughter will affects others around her! What a sweet girl! Please keep in mind that several families may be reviewing this child’s file at one time.

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

Zali

Zali

female, age 20 months
physical growth, delayed development, congenital lumbroscral meningocele, spina bifida, tethered cord syndrome, rachischisis

Zali Video 1 – password: zali1
Zali Video 2 – password: zali2

Such a sweet face! Reports state that Zali is extroverted, bright, ready to smile, and talkative. She can imitate language well, is sensitive to sound, can understand facial expressions, can stand against objects, can sit, and turn over. Zali can ask for hugs, has a good appetite, and can ask “mom” to feed her if she sees other kids being fed. She likes new toys.

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

 

Zurick

Zurick

male, age 4 ½ years
congenital corneal leukoma (right eye)

Zurick Video 1 – password: zurick1

Reports indicate that when Zurick was admitted, he was 2 months old and he was thin. After good care from his caretaker, now he is “naughty”. He is sensitive to music and can wave his body along with the rhythm. He can understand language. He likes colorful toys with sounds. He likes outdoor activities. The caretakers “hope he would find a happy family and grow up happily”.

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

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