Update January 2019: Unfortunately, Kade has aged out 😦
In this series, each Friday, I want to share a different child with you who is available for adoption and listed through the adoption advocacy website Reece’s Rainbow. All the kids who are listed on RR from Sarah’s Covenant Homes, India, the focus of my previous posts, have been posted about, so now I am focusing on 1 or 2 kids or a sibling group listed on the site each Friday going forward. When more SCH kids are listed, I’ll continue to feature them!
Please note that the names used on RR are usually not the childrens’ real names, and their real names will only be shared with seriously interested families in order to protect their identity.
Today’s first featured ‘Find Me Friday’ kid is: Kade! Let’s find his family! Kade was born in 2002, lives in an Eastern European country, and is waiting for his family to find him. He is eligible to be adopted by single moms, large families, and older parents! He’s been waiting a long time.
Kade is at risk of aging out! His family needs to be found as quickly as possible! He’s been listed since October 2011.
PD: An image of Kade from 2016 shows him standing in front of a dresser, wearing a gray long-sleeved t-shirt & black pants, smiling at the camera. He has light hair.
All about Kade
Kade was born with Down Syndrome and has been diagnosed with asthma. He’s very handsome and seems to have a positive outlook!
Original 2011 listing notes
Kade is currently living in a mental institution, but is doing very well. He is attending school in the local village. His gross and fine motor skills are well-developed. He colors inside the lines, feeds and dresses himself, and attends to his bathroom needs independently. His expressive and receptive language is developed; he answers to his name, follows directions, and repeats the names of objects. He participates in games and seeks out contact with other children. His play is appropriate. He enjoys playing with stuffed animals, musical toys, and mechanical toys. In 2011, he was described as impulsive, and would become upset if he didn’t get his way. However, he was not aggressive toward himself nor toward other people. He had a short attention span and would often give up easily when an activity is too hard and ask to do something else instead. Kade is described as calm, inquisitive, headstrong, sensitive, and communicative.
Update from Feb 2013
In 2013, Kade attended special education classes taught by teachers who came to the institution for instructional time. He was active and enjoyed playing outside and staying busy. He enjoyed attention from staff and would act silly to get them to pay attention to him. There are several photos and a video available of him from this time. In the video, he is playing on playground equipment, following directions, joking around with staff, and making funny faces at the camera. You can also hear him say a few words. He is living in a mental institution, but he is well-cared for and doing quite well.
PD: Kade is looking away from the camera, wearing a striped shirt & black hoodie. He has dark brown eyes & brown hair.
Kade was moved out of an institution and into a group home in 2014!
He is described as sensitive, with an alert look, inquisitive, willful, and adaptive to the group. He is oriented in his immediate social environment and in the scheme of his own body. His fine motor skills are developed and all main motion skills have been mastered. He understands and carries out all commands and makes attempts to pronounce some words. He is very energetic, with great desire for all kinds of motion games, and is well-coordinated and purposeful. His favorite activity is listening to music and dancing, and he shows off at all festivities.
His expressive and impressive speech is poor, and he has a limited vocabulary, but he pronounces conscious syllables and words. He imitates objects from everyday life when they are mentioned. He likes to help to take care of the other children in the group and is interactive with other children. He can start playing with any toy; he likes to play with stuffed, musical, and mechanic toys, and he uses them according to their purpose. He can play for a long time with them. He draws by imitation and stays within the limits of the paper.
Photos and videos from December 2014 are available through the agency.
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