Find My Family: Marianne

April 22, 2018 Children Who Wait 0 Comments

Marianne is a beautiful little girl, born in February of 2011. In September of 2016, Marianne joined the Sapling Growth Care Project funded by Beijing Chunmiao Save the Children Foundation. She is currently living with a foster family through this organization and, at the time her file was prepared, was studying in their kindergarten class as well.

Marianne is described as cheerful and confident. She has a good relationship with other children and many close friends. During holidays and vacations, Marianne participates in many activities, such as a spring tour, a visit to an art exhibition, fruit picking field trip, etc.



Marianne has been diagnosed with cloaca malformation (post-op), anorectal fistula coax fistula (post-op), no right side kidney/left solitary kidney, and syndactyly of the fourth toe on the left foot. She can walk and run by herself. Her toe condition has no influence on her motor development. She needs to wear loose and comfortable shoes, otherwise her toes will get stuck.

Marianne received surgery for imperforate anus in March of 2011 and then a cystoscopy on April of 2014. She received many more surgeries between June of 2014 and August 2014. Upon returning to the orphanage in August of 2014, Marianne started umbilical catheterization, once a day. She had another procedure in April of 2016. After that surgery, she was catheterized 3 times each day.

Marianne wakes up at 6:00, eats breakfast at 6:30, has catheterization at 7:00, goes to school by school bus at 8:00, has lunch at 11:45, has catheterization at 12:00, goes home from school at 16:00, has dinner at 18:00, catheterization at 19:00, and goes to bed at 20:30. Marianne is a slower eater, but she likes lamb, beef, celery like vegetables, mango, strawberries, watermelon, and other fruits.

Due to everything she has been through, it is important that she drink plenty of water every day. At the time her file was prepared, Marianne was going through bowel training, going 3-4 times a day. She occasionally needs help, but handles much of her personal care independently. Marianne takes medication daily.

Marianne is a sweet, smart, happy, cheerful, and adorable little girl who is going to do so well in a family!

Do you have room in your home and heart for this precious little girl?



Marianne is newly listed with Madison Adoption Associates. There is a $500 agency grant for Marianne’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.

Marianne needs a family with an approved home study to be able to hold her file or move forward with adopting her. If you have an approved home study or a home study in process and are interested in adopting Marianne, please fill out a free PAP Waiting Child Review Form.



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