Find My Family: Malik

October 2, 2017 Children Who Wait 0 Comments

Malik is a very smart, lovable, and handsome six-year-old boy. Malik is bright, engaging and has the sweetest smile. He has been attending pre-school and loves to share what he knows… his colors and shapes and likes to count too.

Malik’s official diagnosis is hypospadias, urethroplasty, cryptorchidism, right testis resection, and left testicular descent post-operative. He has had some struggles with some kidney issues, but it sure hasn’t stopped this cutie pie from smiling.

We’ve watched Malik grow up in pictures, precious at every single stage…

Malik as a toddler

It’s likely he’s waited all this time due to some unknowns and lack of information, but a great update has arrived and it’s time we start watching Malik grow up in a forever family instead!

Could that family be yours?

New videos of Malik can be found here and here – password for both is Adoptmaa.

Update from September 2017:

1. How is his mental ability compared to peers the same age?
His mental ability is quite good.

2. How does the special need affect his health?
He cannot eat or drink fluid food.

3. Is he potty trained?

4. Is he well behaved and obedient?
He is well behaved and obedient.

5. How are his gross motor skills? Can he walk, run, jump, walk upstairs and downstairs by himself? Can he kick a ball? Can he pick up a ball? Any limited functions?
He can run and jump. He needs both hands to hold the rail when going downstairs, one hand to go upstairs.

6. How are his fine motor skills? Can he draw or scribble on paper? Can he pick up little things with his fingers?
Good, no limitations.

7. Is he in any kind of school? If so, what school? Can he catch up in school?
He is in the elementary school inside the orphanage on the first grade. For his special need, he needs to go to hospital for blood dialysis every Tuesday and Thursday which will affect his study, but teachers say he is smart. When he is back, they just explain to him a little and he will understand it.

8. How is his emotional development? Is the child attached to anyone? Who is he close to? Does he care for other people?
He gets along well with the all caretakers in his group but attached to a particular one.

9.How are his social skills? Does he get along well with other children and adults?
Good, he gets along well with others. His good friend is Feng Mao Fan.

10. Is he under foster care or living in the orphanage?
In the orphanage.

11. Updated sizes?
Weight 20 kg, height 108 cm, head 51.5cm, chest 57 cm.

12. How is the language ability of the child? What can he say? Can he speak one word, two words or sentences ? Can he express his needs well? Is his language ability the same as peers the same age?
Good, he can express his needs clearly and communicate with people well.

13. Can the child follow directions of adults? One step, two steps, or three steps?
He can follow directions.

14. Anything else you think the family should know about the child?
*More medical records included in his update and are available for interested families!

15. Is the child on any medication?
Valsartan dispersible tablets, rosacea, zinc gluconate, compound alpha-keto tablets, and protein succinate oral solution.

16. What is the daily schedule of the child?
6:00am get up and breakfast,8:00 bath,8:30-11:00 go to school,11:30-13:30nap,14:00-16:00go to school。16:30 dinner,17:00-19:00activities,20:00 go to bed

17. What does the child eat? Can he feed himself? Does the child eat with chopsticks, spoon, or bottle?
Rice and vegetables. He can use spoon to feed himself and drink water with a cup.

18. Does the child know any English?
No. He has just had two English classes.

19. Does the child want to be adopted? Does the child understand what adoption means?
Yes. He understands it as having parents.

20. What color does the child like?

21. What activity does the child like to do?
Watch cartoon and singing.

22. What is the favorite toy of the child?

There is a $2,000 agency grant for Malik’s adoption with Madison Adoption Associates. Other grants may be available based on the adoptive family’s circumstances. Agency grants are awarded as agency fee reductions. MAA also partners with the Brittany’s Hope Foundation for matching grants, which are given out twice a year (January and July) and to families that are officially matched with a child.

If you are interested in reviewing Malik’s file or in adopting Malik, please fill out a free PAP Waiting Child Review Form, which can be found here.

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