Meet 7 year old Arthur! He was a little shy and quiet at first when we spent time together in November, but quickly warmed up. He did amazingly well on all of our tasks - he even did some of the harder cognitive games we usually play with the kids closer to 10 years old! His foster mother described him as gentle and considerate. He will often help her with chores, even though it’s not his favorite activity.
SuperKids has taken numerous trips to China and Taiwan to visit and provide assessments to potential families wanting to learn more about a waiting child. It was nearly 4 years ago when we last saw Jack, but we have never forgotten him. 10 year old Jack has been a favorite among many of our professional volunteers and caseworkers at Gladney.... but yet he still waits.
We have Jack described as smart, vibrant and energetic. He likes to talk with people and when he is happy, he talks with his friends and is very excitable. He has a good relationship with his peers in the classroom and orphanage setting. He is liked by all.
Jackie’s file was initially prepared in August 2017. Jackie is an observant child. After adjustment in her environment, she was more active, completed tasks quickly and her work was the top in her class.
Meet 5 year old Arnold! He is a fun-loving, social little guy with a sweet giggle we heard a lot while spending time with him in November. He was good at figuring out our toys which were new to him, and even helped to clean up without being asked!
Rex’s file was initially prepared when he was around 15 months old. At the time, he was sitting up for short periods of time and was learning to crawl. An update from November 2019, shows progress in his development as he is pulling up to hold onto a ride along toy and another showing him sitting and playing the piano.
We were able to spend time with 5 year old Avril again during our Superkids trip to Taiwan in November. We have met sweet Avril a couple of times now, and we always enjoy getting to spend time with her. She is active and fun, and has a good sense of humor! Avril is very verbal and fun to talk with. When we asked if she would count for us, she said “I can’t count now, I’ll get too distracted!” I think playing takes priority over counting any day!
Avril loves to play pretend and made sure to cook us up a big feast. At one point she was bored of our conversation, so she went and climbed into a baby bouncer seat and looked at us
How cute is Harry?! Two and a half year old Harry likes to smile and has a contagious laugh! Watch his video and you will be laughing too! Harry likes to play with cars and he can use his feet during play to hold and move objects.
Adelle and Ada are sisters who are very close to each other. We have photos of the sisters, just not ones that can be shared publicly. To see photos, please request to join our private Taiwan Advocacy Group on Facebook.
Adelle is 10 years old and is the quieter of the 2. She is shy and doesn’t like to do new things without her sister to encourage her.
Next month, Callie will turn 6 years old! Callie’s file was prepared about a year ago and an update has been requested.
Callie gets along well with other children and she is attached to her caregiver. She likes watching cartoons and watching others perform. She is happiest when listening to music and playing games. Callie is able to identify each child by name when their names are called and she is able to point to body parts and show facial
We have met Kobe a couple of times, the most recent of which was this past November. He is a sweet little 5 year old boy who carefully went to each person and shared his fruit snacks before he ate any himself.
Kobe has mild developmental delays and his file indicates that he may have ADHD. He loves super heroes, especially Superman and Ultraman. When asked what he wants to be when he grows up he replied, “Superman!”