Find My Family: Patrice

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Patrice is a sweet ten year old who was born in October of 2003. She was admitted into the CWI on July 27th, 2004. She is a lively, outgoing, smiley and helpful child who likes to have fun. She likes to play games with younger children and helps the caregivers with chores within her ability. […]

Find My Family: Grace

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Look at beautiful Grace!! This precious child is 8 years old and is listed as having “postoperative cerebral palsy.” In her file, she is described as being introverted, shy and timid, and afraid of the sound of thunder and fireworks. It also stated that she loves playing toys (dolls) and listening to music, can sing […]

special need highlight: cerebral palsy

First time we saw our son

At the end of a long road of infertility, miscarriage, miracle daughters, and a Korean-born son, we found ourselves at the end of an adoption attempt, that after 4 years, had resulted in a son forever in his birth country due to political reasons. We were devastated. That long process that ended in heartbreak was […]

waiting child highlight: cerebral palsy

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Cerebral palsy, also referred to as CP, is a term used to describe a group of chronic conditions affecting body movement and muscle coordination. It is caused by damage to one or more specific areas of the brain, usually occurring during fetal development; before, during, or shortly after birth; or during infancy. Thus, these disorders […]

Thank God they ARE mine!

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Our story starts in 2004, when I had a complicated pregnancy with my first child, Gianna, and was advised not to ever get pregnant again. This was actually fine with me because I’d always been drawn toward adoption. We adopted our second child in 2007, another daughter we named Camille, from Kazakhstan. After strong suspicions […]

Chu Meng

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by Cheri, mom to Chu Meng from China with Arachnoid Brain Cyst (later to find out stroke induced Cerebral Palsy), Developmental Delay, Seizures Chu Meng’s story is a bit unusual but her story all the same. Our family like many families started out as a NSN family. Our LID was May 16, 2006. I started […]

Gracen

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By Sheryl, mom to Graycen HongYuan and soon Galia RunYi from China with cerebral palsyWe adopted our daughter, Graycen, in December 2005 as a non-special needs referral. Back then we only waited 7 months from LID to referral, if you can believe that? The short wait is truly what made us not even really consider […]