Friday, June 24, 2011

Are You My Mommy ?

Please take a look at these beautiful children that are on the shared list (or will be on the shared list soon).  They all have a special need of hearing loss and are so cute.  I can't stand it !

Hearing loss can be a scary special need at first, but there is so much technology now that enables children that have all levels of hearing loss to hear. For example, Maggie wears a BAHA hearing aid on a soft band and she has wonderful hearing as a result.  There are also cochlear inplants that will allow a deaf child access to the hearing world.  Amazing !


This cutie's SN is deafness. Her file is being prepared, if you see her pop up on the shared or an agency list, please comment and let us know! She is in Love Without Boundaries foster care in Qiandongnan.


This is "Sophie" DOB 11-9-08 and it appears she has the same Special Need as Maggie - unilateral microtia/atresia of the left ear.


Sweet Anna is 3 and 1/2 years old and has hearing loss and may be deaf.

This is Riley (DOB 1/1/06). His file is #274 on the June 13th Shared List. His SN is 1.abnormal of acoustic nerve conduction; 2. congenital deformity incorporation and ankylotia of both ears; 3. enorchia


Meet Ruthie. She is with Madison. She was a part of their last camp. You can view her whole file on their yahoo group .Ruthie is a very loving and affectionate child who has been deaf since birth. This sweetie lives in a foster home where she is very loved and is treated as their own. Ruthie is very smart, easy going and independent. She is totally potty trained even at night. She likes to sleep in darkness and also likes to take her daily bath. She is not mute and can clearly say “mama”. We also heard her laugh out loud on occasion during our camp. The only other special need to consider is that she is farsighted and will need eyeglasses.

Ruthie was clearly a favorite of both the orphanage and our staff. She will be a wonderful addition to some lucky family!

5 comments:

Shonni said...

They are all so beautiful!!! Praying their families find them soon.

Ginny said...

Oh girl you are tugging at my heart! And one of them already has the same name is my little Ruthie. Oh my. Do you know if children with hearing loss are hard to place or is that a special need that a lot of parents are open to?

Kathy said...

Ginny,
Good question ! I would think that children with hearing loss are hard to place. But, it seems that children with unilateral microtia/atresia are placed very quickly now adays. Also, it seems more special needs children are coming home due to the decrease in healthy referrals. So, I am optimistic that more and more parents will be open to hearing loss. Especially with all the really cool technology available for hearing impaired children !

roomforatleastonemore said...

Kathy, if you see a little girl from Yunnan Province with hearing loss or deafness, PLEASE holler at me!!!

I have a feeling ... can't explain it ... but a PEACEFUL feeling ... I wonder the same as Ginny ... I think it is still a *hard-to-place* need.

And you know, it isn't really that hard from where I'm sitting. Remind me I said that when Li'l Dude gets his BAHA implanted. We're getting a rider on our homeowner's insurance ... we have visions of a soaking wet aid! He is a lively little boy!

Hope you are enjoying your summer and btw, your guys look so grown-up in the Father's Day pic! HUGS!

roomforatleastonemore said...

Kathy, if you see a little girl from Yunnan Province with hearing loss or deafness, PLEASE holler at me!!!

I have a feeling ... can't explain it ... but a PEACEFUL feeling ... I wonder the same as Ginny ... I think it is still a *hard-to-place* need.

And you know, it isn't really that hard from where I'm sitting. Remind me I said that when Li'l Dude gets his BAHA implanted. We're getting a rider on our homeowner's insurance ... we have visions of a soaking wet aid! He is a lively little boy!

Hope you are enjoying your summer and btw, your guys look so grown-up in the Father's Day pic! HUGS!

In the morning, O Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation. Psalm 5:3
We have a daughter !!!!!!
Maggie Caroline was born Oct. 29, 2008.
She is in the SWI of Gaozhou City,China.
(
Guangdong Province)