In this series, each Friday, I want to share a different child or group of children with you who are 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 a few 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.
Both kids today have diagnoses of specific skin conditions, which will require specialized care when they arrive at their new homes! Please don’t see these diagnoses as a barrier. Kids are kids, no matter what, and they deserve families who can devote the appropriate love and care they need to thrive.
Today’s first featured ‘Find Me Friday’ child is: Tristan! He lives in an Asian country and is waiting for his family to find him. He is available to married couples and single mothers!
Tristan has a large total donated FSP grant of just over $4,889, to be used toward his adoption! Please consider donating to his grant if you cannot adopt at this time.
Additional photos and video available.
PD: Tristan has a big smile to compliment his dark hair & eyes! He’s holding a toy that looks like a chicken, wearing a black t-shirt, gray sweats, & tennis shoes.
Tristan’s Medical History
Tristan has a severe skin condition called bullous ichthyosiform erythroderma.
It’s not clear whether Tristan has any formal education at his institution or in the community, but in the 2018 August update (continued in the next section below), it is stated that Tristan can go upstairs and downstairs without help one foot per step, jump off the floor with both feet, hold a pen with his right hand, and scribble. He also can grasp a small ball and throw it. He knows the color red and counts numerals of 1-5. He can say some phrases; he is very clever and not afraid of strangers.
Each day, when he sees the caretaker comes to work or leaves, he says “good morning, mom” and “goodbye, mom” on his own initiative. When he sees repairmen in the institute, he also says “hello” to them with open arms. The staff like him very much. He knows adults’ words and can communicate with them. He states out his needs on his own initiative, and makes the caretaker know what he means. Sometimes, we ask him “how old are you?”, and he answers “4 years old”.
Other information About Tristan
Tristan was born in 2014. Look at that smile, in spite of what must be very painful and itchy sores.
A report from August 2018 says the following:
Tristan has a pair of bright eyes. He has a smile, he is so shy and cute when he laughs. He loves to be clean. Although he is young, he always spreads out the little towel, puts the bowl and spoon on the towel, and has a meal carefully each time. He knows to clean his face and mouth after a meal, and tells the caretaker that he’s finished. When the caretaker praises him “well done”, he has a happy smile. He likes all kinds of snacks, and his favorite foods are chips and chocolate; he also loves all kinds of fruit, such as apples and pears; his favorite fruit is bananas. He is fond of watching cartoons; sometimes, when there is familiar music from the TV, he knows to sing along. His favorite cartoon is Boonie Bears. He sleeps alone in his cradle.
He is fond of playing with toys; usually, he can play with toys alone for over 10 minutes. He likes all kinds of toys. He can take a toy with his hand, play with it, and put it back after. Due to his skin, he has difficulty putting on and taking off clothes, but can put on and take off socks and shoes. In his group, he knows the names of all the children, like a big brother; even if the children change their beds, he knows to state out their names. He often plays with children together in the group. Sometimes, he is naughty and grabs a toy from other children. He enjoys being praised by an adult, and is so happy at that time. Sometimes, when he is naughty, he shows his unhappiness and grievance when is criticized by a caretaker.
Please, won’t a family adopt this sweetie and help make his life with this skin condition as comfortable as possible as he continues to grow and thrive?
Ping has a total donated FSP grant of just over $544, to be used toward his adoption! Please consider donating to his grant if you cannot adopt at this time.
PD: A collage of 3 photos of Ping on a green & tan striped background. In the 1st, he lays in a crib wearing a green tiger t-shirt w/ medical wraps around his arms & an NG tube for nutrition in his nose; in the 2nd, he sits independently w/ a toy in front of him, wearing a blue tank top & medical wrap over his chest & arms; & in the 3rd, he lays on his back holding a toy ball, wearing a black t-shirt & medical wraps. He has a huge smile in all the photos, dark eyes, & dark hair that sticks up adorably in all directions!
Ping’s Medical History
Ping has been diagnosed with a skin condition called epidermolysis bullosa (EB) and also has CHD-ASD heart defect. He has had surgery for his heart, but still needs lots of special care for his skin. His skin is easily damaged from ordinary things, like seams on clothing, scratching an itch, and by doing things like rolling over, sitting up, or crawling.
Since Ping is still a toddler, it makes sense that he does not attend formal school.
Other information About Ping
Ping is a sweet little boy. Ping was sent to a special home when he was only a few weeks old, because he needed nursing care for his skin, extra nutrition, and heart surgery. During the summer of 2019, Ping started to eat food orally. His nannies are so proud of the progress he’s made! He can sit up independently and loves singing time! We sure hope Ping’s family finds him and can get him home while he’s still so young!