May signifies the arrival of the first Japanese immigrants to the United States in 1843 and the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869, also known as Golden Spike Day. The Asian American and Pacific Islander communities play an integral role in the American cultural landscape, showcasing their incredible diversity with over 100 languages spoken across 50 different ethnic groups.
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We are excited to introduce Jessica! As of May 2023, Jessica is 14 months old.
Jessica is a snuggly baby that likes to be cuddled and hugged by her caregivers. When tired or upset she is able to relax when she hears music or soothing sounds. Although Jessica is not able to say words yet, she is able to vocalize through babbling.
Jessica needs parents who are comfortable with the many unknowns that are presented by her significant special needs. Jessica has epilepsy, hydrocephalus, global developmental delays, and vision concerns.
If you think you could be the right family for Jessica, please contact us at Superkids@gladney.org to review her profile.
"I wish for a loving family to take me away from the hurt and loneliness. I need help healing and learning to trust again. It takes a village to help kids like me."
Our Superkids Team is excited to be staying up late tonight as we “head” to Taiwan for a Virtual Superkids visit! We are planning to spend time with 5 boys who need adoptive families. We are looking forward to sharing updated information about these boys in upcoming advocacy posts - so be sure to keep an eye on our Superkids blog for their updates!
Nash's favorite activities include listening to stories, running around outdoors, and playing with toy cars! He is described as energetic and not timid when meeting someone for the first time. Nash is a kindergartner in elementary school, and his teacher stated math is his best subject.
Nash has global developmental delays and ADHD. He attends weekly speech and occupational therapy sessions. At home, Nash's foster mother works with him to practice zipping and unzipping his jacket, tying his shoe laces and maneuvering the buttons on his cloths. In a recent video, Nash was able to complete a string board activity, and he is seen smiling with excitement at his accomplishment!
Nash has a good relationship with his foster mother and talks freely with her to express his needs and feelings. He gets along well with his older foster brother and enjoys spending time together.
If you think you could be the right family for Nash, please contact us at Superkids@gladney.org to review his profile.
Gladney has developed a new counseling program for adoptive families and birth families. We have experienced therapists who understand loss, attachment, trauma, and brain development.
June loves to play outdoors! She usually can be found riding a bike or scooting around on a kick scooter! June also enjoys playing with dolls and jigsaw puzzles. June is not shy when meeting new people, and she loves to laugh.
June resides in a children's home with 8 other children between the ages of 2-6 years old. She has a good bond with her caregivers and often asks for hugs. June is currently enrolled at a local preschool.
June has global developmental delays and will likely need long term support for cognitive issues and a spectrum of long-term special needs. She currently attends weekly physical, occupational, and speech therapy sessions. She tends to use single words or monosyllable sounds to express herself. Caregivers at the children's home work with her to practice enunciation, improve communication skills, and become more independent when completing daily tasks, such as putting on her shoes or coat.