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12.03.2013. Nr. 33-2-04/142

To all recipients attached

Information on adoptable children

The Ministry of Welfare (hereinafter "Ministry") appreciating the cooperation in the field of foreign adoption, and believing that every child has the right to live in a family, in accordance with the implementation in Latvia of the Article 16 of the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Cooperation in Intercountry Adoption (hereinafter "Convention"), hereby provides information on adoptable children for whom families are being sought abroad:

1. Is not adoptable

2. Boy, born on November 24, 2003:

  • boy has light blue eyes and light brown hair. The boy’s development does no meet age standards, he has mental retardation with emotional and behavioural disorders. Mental processes of development are impaired, which are largely related to the effects of heredity. The child has the distracted attention, speech development delay, hyperkinetic disorder, low intelligence, motor memory. Since 2007 – in psychiatric record, in 2010 was treated in mental hospital. Now the boy studies in a special boarding school. Based on the individual work of the social rehabilitation worker, child’s development is promoted, he acquires a variety of activities – self-service skills, crafts and many skills related to the learning process. The child is experiencing emotional instability – he is impulsive, sometimes unruly, aggressive, cannot control his emotions, cannot respond to reprimands. In relationship with close people – mother, educators and others can express tenderness, attention, love, can express resentment, compassion, joy. Feelings and emotions he expresses mostly in a non-verbal way;
  • medical diagnosis – early central nervous system effects of mental retardation, emotional and behavioural disorders;
  • further necessary treatment – monitoring by child psychiatrist;
  • by the court verdict mother was deprived from custody rights in November 2011, father died in July 2011. In January 2008 child was placed in out-of-family institution due to social conditions, negligence by parents, child was in dangerous for life conditions. Mother and father had psychiatric illnesses, in psychiatric record, both registered with a disability (group 3). Parents used alcohol and failed to provide basic needs of child. The mother is visiting child, he has good relationship with his parents, more attached to his mother, waiting her visits and talked a lot about the parents. The mother has talked with child about the father;
  • one brother has been adopted.

3. Boy, born on July 21, 2006:

  • Boy has greenish-grey eyes, dark brown hair. The boy is shy by nature, it takes a long time for him to build up contact with adults. He likes technical things, playing with cars and building constructions of blocks. In summer camp he took part in various sports activities. An unstable emotional state. The behaviour depends on the mood. The boy attends preschool. The child has been neglected in his biological family. In the out-of-family care institution the boy receives adequate care and according to the rehabilitation plan he is attended by a psychologist and a psychotherapist. The rehabilitation process with sand therapy sessions has stabilized the child's emotional and mental state;
  • child was born to the 25 years old mother, from her 3rd pregnancy, in her 2nd delivery, in the 38th week of gestation, in the caesarian section, right kidney hydronephrosis (during the examination urologic pathology was not found), a clinical diagnosis – conjugation jaundice. Born with weight 3180g, height 49cm, head circumference 36cm, chest circumference 35cm, 7/8 points by Apgar's Scale. Breast-fed from the first day. During the pregnancy mother was monitored by a doctor;
  • medical diagnosis – adjustment disorders, mixed emotions and behaviour disorders. Language development delay. Deformatio thoracis. Deviatio septinasi;
  • further necessary treatment – Depakine chromo 0,3, ½ tablet in the morning, 1 tablet in the evening;
  • by the court verdict the mother and the father have been deprived from custody rights on November 2011. Child was taken out of the biological family due to the fact that parents consumed alcohol and the living conditions for child was dangerous for his health and life. Family was unable to provide adequate living conditions and positive social environment to ensure full physical and intellectual development for the child. The last time the mother visited her son at the out-of-family care institution was on November 2010. Mother avoids the co-operation with the institution specialists;
  • child has one major brother. One younger stepbrother died shortly after his birth.

4. Not adoptable

5. Is not adoptable

6. Is not adoptable

7. Adopted

8. Has been adopted

9. Boy, born on May 31, 2008:

  • blue eyes, brown hair. The child has a physical development delay, movement disorders, cerebral palsy, autism features, weak sense of understanding, stereotypical playing with his fingers, studying them, sucking tongue, short-term interest in the toys, mostly opposing interaction, communication does not want to accept. Crawling, sitting, moving by holding;
  • the boy was born to his mother when she was 32, in 1st pregnancy, 1st delivery, on 30th week of pregnancy, with weight of 1900g, height 41cm. At Apgar score assessed by 4/4 points. After the birth resuscitation of the child, artificial lung ventilation;
  • the child started to sit at the age of 2 years and 3 months, to crawl - at the age of 2 years and 6 months, stand up - at the age of 2 years and 3 months, to walk edgeways and by holding at the age of 3 years;
  • medical diagnosis - cerebral palsy, atactic dystonic form, deep psychomotor development retardation, autistic features, language evolution retention, asthma, anemia, hypermetropia astigmatism, protein energy malnutrition. The disability has been stated;
  • the mother's guardian has agreed on child's adoption in another family (by the court's decision the child's mother has no legal capacity), paternity has not been stated;
  • child does not have any siblings.

10. Boy, born on May 7, 2001:

  • grey eyes and hair colour. Fits in well in a team, sociable, communicative, emotionally sensitive. Taking care of the youngest children - defending and helping. Enjoys doing homework, have an interest in learning. Accessible for contact, but communication and attention degree of concentration is highly unsteady. If acting alone, comments on his actions, quickly digresses. Speech - a narrow vocabulary of words actively used, slurring. During the conversation the boy is peaceful, at first unsure, happy to go to play with toys in a sandbox. While playing the aggressive patterns of behaviour can be observed, for example, with a toy sword trying to cut off the head of a soldier, commenting actively with charged emotions. The boy understands what is good and what not, however he explains his actions that "he has seen computer games and TV shows and it does not hurt", the boy because of his limited intellectual abilities unable to differentiate between what the consequences may be, if seen aggressive behaviour patterns, such as in computer games, try to realize in real life and in different social situations. The boy knows his birth day and month, mixes up year, unable to name the current date and year, he knows basic colours, does not distinguish between geometric shapes, does not know how to count or do basic mathematics, he can count up to 10;
  • the boy was born to his mother when she was 35, in her 7th pregnancy, in 7th delivery;
  • medical diagnosis - F71.1 ( moderate mental retardation). The disability has been stated;
  • further necessary treatment - to use medicine Truxal and Depakine;
  • parents have been deprived of custody on September 26, 2008 by the verdict of court. Mother is an alcoholic;
  • the boy has 2 major sisters and 2 major brothers, as well as 4 minor brothers and 1 minor sister. The decision by the Orphan's Court on separation of the children in case of adoption has been made.

11. Is not adoptable

12. Adopted

13. Not adoptable

14. Is not adoptable

15. Girl, born on July 10, 2002:

  • the girl studies in a special boarding-school, studies according to her own level, results are good. The girl is very active, friendly within a group, helpful, helps on her own initiative, but work is carried out carelessly. She likes to paint pictures, draw, and write what she knows how to write. She likes to play with young children. Sometimes absent-minded, easily irritable, stubborn and obstinate;
  • medical diagnosis - F71.1 ( moderate mental retardation). The disability has been stated;
  • mother has been deprived of custody in January 2012 by the verdict of the court, father died in April 2003;
  • the girl has 2 older major sisters and 2 older major brothers as well as 1 younger minor stepsister and 1 younger minor stepbrother, who are in guardian families. The decision by the Orphan's Court on separation of the children in case of adoption has been made.

16. Not adoptable

17. Unavailable

18. Not adoptable

19. Not adoptable

20. Is not adoptable

21. Boy, born on February 27, 2009:

  • brown eyes, dark brown hair. Boy is happy to communicate at emotional level - accepts people, but particularly welcomes the caregiver, which is perceived as a mother. At the age of 3 years moves lying on his back, turns positions from back to belly, captures toys for a short period of time, observes the environment and people;
  • boy was born to the 21 years old mother, from her 3rd pregnancy, in the 3rd delivery, with weight of 3080g, height - 52cm, born in 38th week of gestation, 5/5/6 points by Apgar's score, the first teeth - at the age of 10 months;
  • child was consulted by:

- a neurologist (19.10.2011.) - physical and psychomotor retardation;

- speech therapist (29.02.2012.) - moderate mental retardation;

  • medical diagnosis - primary hypocortisolism. Constipation of the alimentary allergies (cow's milk protein intolerance) and psychomotor retardation in the background. Hypermetropia. The disability has been stated;
  • further necessary treatment - supportive hormone therapy, dietary fiber rich diet. Goat's milk products instead of cow's milk, physiotherapy sessions;
  • by court verdict parents have been deprived from custody rights in January 2012;
  • boy has 1 older minor stepsister, who is in the care of a guardian. The decision of the Orphan's Court on separation of the children in case of adoption has been made.

22. Boy, born on March 10, 2008:

  • bluish-grey eyes, dark brown hair. He likes to repeat learned words and phrases. Recognizes people by feelings. Playing with toys;
  • boy was born to the 32 years old mother, from her 7th pregnancy, in the 3rd delivery, in the 30th week of gestation, with weight of 1390g, height - 37cm. The overall condition is difficult, his breathing is stable. On the 10th day of life transferred to the hospital;
  • child has started to talk at the age of 2 years. The boy is blind, sensitive to touch, happy to move on the back position, sits down in a bed, rises up by holding to something;
  • child has undergone treatment in a hospital:

- from 19.03.2008. with the diagnosis - preterm birth III grade. Jaundice. Anemia. Antenatal ventriculomegaly in meningitis. Unspecified etiology ROP stage II-III with moderate plus symptoms (laser surgery on May 1, 2008);
- from 31.01.2011. to 04.02.2011. with the diagnosis - pneumonia of the left side;
- from 25.03.2011. to 28.03.2011. with the diagnosis - acute respiratory viral infection, acute laryngitis, moderate stenosis of the larynx. Central nervous system damage, psychomotor development retardation, severe mental retardation, ROP stage III. Left basal lung cyst;

  • medical diagnosis - central nervous system damage, communicating hydrocephalus, grey substance thin, severe mental retardation. Retinopathy grade V, blindness;
  • further necessary treatment - classes for the blind people (braille system), physiotherapy sessions, periodically massage, integration in the environment and communication experience;
  • mother (January 2012) and father (May 2011) have been deprived of custody by the verdict of court;
  • boy has 1 older minor stepsister and 1 older minor stepbrother, which live in a guardian family. The decision of the Orphan's Court on separation of the children in case of adoption has been made.

23. Boy, born on October 5, 2006:

  • brown eyes, light brown hair. The boy receives home-based pre-school education, the boy has tendency to aggression;
  • boy was born to the 22 years old mother;
  • the child underwent treatment in the hospital from 21.12.2010. to 13.04.2011. with the diagnosis - bilateral pneumonia - aspiration pneumonia, type B, protein energy malnutrition, physical and mental retardation, a condition after hypoxia ischemia encephalitis, poly-sinusitis, bedsore, acute bilateral otitis, an organic central nervous system damage;
  • medical diagnosis - F71.1 (moderate mental retardation), F01.3 (vascular dementia). The disability has been stated;
  • parents have been deprived of custody in October 2011 by the verdict of court;
  • child has 1 older sister and 1 younger sister, which are in the care of the parents. The decision of the Orphan's Court on separation of the children in case of adoption has been made.

24.  Adopted

25. Not adoptable

26. Not adoptable 

27. Not adoptable

28. Not Adoptable

29. Is not adoptable

30. Unavailable

31. Not adoptable

32. Unavailable

33. Not adoptable

34. Not adoptable

35. Unavailable

36. Not adoptable

37. Adopted

38. Boy, born on December 22, 2001 (included in the list repeatedly - without brother and sister):

  • brown eyes, dark brown hair. The boy is energetic, friendly, good- natured, sometimes stubborn. He likes to sing and dance, participates in activities. The boy has unstable attention, language development delay, wears glasses. The boy has started school (1st grade), where the subject matter is acquired by B-level curriculum;
  • the boy was born to the 24 years old mother, from her 3rd pregnancy, in her 3rd delivery, with weight 2520g, height - 50cm;
  • medical diagnosis - bronchial asthma - moderate persistent pace, partially controlled. Mild mental retardation, speech delay;
  • by court verdict parents have been deprived from custody rights in 2007. None of the family members or relatives have been interested in the child since he resides in the out-of-family care institution;
  • 800x600 boy has 2 minor sisters, which are in the care of the parents, 1 minor brother, who resides in a different out-of-family care institution and has remarkable health problems. He has also 1 older brother and 1 younger sister, who resided in the same out-of-family care institution and initially these children were offered to the adoptive parents as group of 3 siblings, but the Orphans' Court made decision on the separation of the children in case of adoption, thus allowing children the opportunity to search for adoptive parents separately. The boy's brother has been adopted abroad in July 2013 and sister is in the process of adoption with foreign adoptive family. The decision of the Orphan's Court on separation of the children in case of adoption has been made.

39. Is not adoptable

40. Not adoptable

41. Is not adoptable

42. Adopted

43. Not adoptable

44. Boy, born on November 26, 2011:

  • blue eyes, brown hair. Gladly contacts with an adult, forms an eye contact, smiles, laughs, watches adult activities. Interested in various toys. Observes toys as well as moves, knocks and turns them. Changes his posture and location if he is interested in some toy that is placed further from him. More attracted to shiny, bright toys or items with texture (for example - wickerwork or massage "hedgehog" ball);
  • according to mother's given information: the boy was born to the 42 years old mother, from her 5th pregnancy, in her 4th delivery, with weight of 3080g, height - 51cm. Mother was not monitored by doctor during the pregnancy;
  • physiotherapist assessment (18.10.2012.) - psychomotor development is delayed in all functions. A little progress in the development of quality improvement steps can be observed, but there is not dynamics in the consummation of next each functions development levels. Crawling function corresponds to 5 - 9 months old, sitting function - 7.5 months of age, walking - 7 months of age, capturing - 5.5 to 7 months of age, the perception - 8 months of age, social age of 7 months;
  • child has undergone neurosonography (11.04.2012.) - differentiation of brain structure delayed, hypoplasia of the corpus callosum, papilloma?, computed tomography (CT) examination is advisable;
  • child has undergone brain magnetic resonance imaging (15.06.2012.) - cerebral hemispheres and cerebellar atrophy of brain parenchyma, both frontal and occipital lobes multicystic encephalomalacia, thin corpus callosum, basal ganglia and the brain stem retained. Conclusion - radiological picture corresponds to a partial - intrauterine hypoxic - ischemic injury and its consequences;
  • medical diagnosis - an organic central nervous system damage, atrophy of brain parenchyma, encephalomalacia. Muscle hypertension syndrome. Cow's milk protein intolerance. Protein - energy malnutrition. Psychomotor development delay. Visually - impaired?;
  • further necessary treatment - milk-free diet, oculist advice, based on the assessment it is recommended an increased focus on the development of psychomotor function. Continuous monitoring by rehabilitation doctor in order to control the child's psychomotor development and complete active therapy;
  • maternity and paternity for the child has not been stated.

45. Boy, born on September 1, 2004:

  • greenish-grey eyes, light hair. The boy is unable to perform self-care, does not understand the need of it. The boy is being spoon-fed normal (uncrushed) food, he bites bread. He also needs assistance with drinking as he cannot hold a cup in the hands. He does not control bowel and bladder and does not state the need - therefore nappies are being used. Personal hygiene / dressing is unable to perform. Throughout the care process depends on the caregiver;
  • boy was born to the 35 years old mother, from her 4th pregnancy, in her 2nd delivery, in the 28th/29th week of gestation, with weight of 1440g, height 45cm. Mother was in the doctor's register from 7th week of gestation. Toxicosis throughout whole pregnancy, swelling of the legs;
  • medical diagnosis - cerebral palsy spastic tetraparesis, severe psychomotor retardation, swallowing and feeding disorders. The disability has been stated;
  • the child's mother died in 2008, father died in 2012. The grandmother of the boy visits him about 2 - 3 times in six months;
  • the boy has 1 older major stepbrother and 1 younger minor brother, who is in the foster care. The decision by the Orphan's Court on separation of the children in case of adoption has been made.

46. Not adoptable

47. Not adoptable

48. Not adoptable

49. Unavailable

50. Group of 3 siblings: older stepbrother, born on June 4, 2002, middle stepbrother, born on March 9, 2006 (not adoptable) and younger stepbrother, born on November 9, 2008 (not adoptable):

  • children reside in a foster family since August 5, 2010. Foster mother does not want to adopt children;
  • older stepbrother has green eyes, light brown, curly hair. The boy is active, agile, sporty, he attends dance classes, plays basketball, he likes to draw, construct the models. The child is rapid, impulsive, acts first, and then thinks. School results have improved since the reason why he had poor results was discovered - hearing problems as well as the need for glasses. If something interests the boy, he is enthusiastic, he needs to be involved in activities according to his interests, otherwise he does mischief;
  • factors that adoptive parents should considered when initiating adoption of a child - the boy has behavioural disorders, which inconvenience contact with other people, boy tends to be aggressive, impatient, loud. Needs to use a hearing aid;
  • the boy was born to the 20 years old mother, from her 2nd pregnancy, in her 2nd delivery, in 40th week of gestation, with weight 4030g, height 59cm, umbilical cord once around the neck, breast-fed for 1 month. Mother was monitored by a doctor during the pregnancy;
  • child started to sit at the age of 7 months, to crawl - at 8 months, to walk - at 10 months, the first teeth - at 8 months;
  • medical diagnosis - mutual treble hearing loss, speech and language development delay. Hyperkinetic conduct disorder;
  • further necessary treatment - the use of hearing aids every day, control at a hearing centre;
  • middle stepbrother has bluish-grey eyes, ginger hair. The boy is active, but calm child, happy to play with other children. In interaction with others, he is friendly, sweet and obedient. The child is sociable, happy to tell about himself, is interested in a variety of activities in a kindergarten. Attends speech therapist;
  • the boy was born to the 24 years old mother, from her 3rd pregnancy, in her 3rd delivery, with weight 3900g, height 53cm, Pregnancy, childbirth physiological, 8/9 points by Apgar's Scale, breast-fed for 1 month. Mother was monitored by a doctor during the pregnancy;
  • child started to sit at the age of 11 months, to crawl - at 12 months, to walk independently - at the age of 1 year and 8 months, the first teeth - at 6 months;
  • medical diagnosis - healthy;
  • younger stepbrother has blue eyes, blonde hair. The boy is calm, obedient, diligent, acquires a variety of skills and abilities, gladly attends kindergarten, in interaction with others is sweet and friendly;
  • the boy was born to the 27 years old mother, from her 6th pregnancy, in her 5th delivery, in 37th/38th week of gestation, with weight 3100g, height 52cm. Childbirth physiological, 8/9 points by Apgar's Scale, breast-fed for 1 month;
  • child started to sit and crawl at the age of 9 months, the first teeth - at 8 months;
  • medical diagnosis - allergic rhinopathy, atopic dermatitis;
  • further necessary treatment - test for bronchial asthma, consultation with an allergist;
  • by court verdict mother has been deprived of custody rights in March 2012, paternity for the oldest stepbrother has not been stated, middle and younger stepbrother have different fathers, both fathers have been deprived of custody rights by court verdict in April 2012. Mother has poor social skills, low incomes, periodic failure to carry out properly care and supervision of children due to alcohol consumption. Children were sometimes left unattended, without food, mother did not look after and care for them. There was an extensive use of alcohol, arguments, use of bad language and rough lexicon in the family;
  • stepbrothers have 1 older minor stepsister, who is in the guardianship, younger stepbrother has 1 older minor stepsister and 1 older minor stepbrother, who reside in a different out-of-family care institution. The decision by the Orphan's Court on separation of the children in case of adoption has been made.

51. Sister - in the process of adoption

Group of 3 siblings: older brother, born on November 30, 2004, sister, born on March 10, 2006 (has been adopted), and younger brother, born on July 29, 2007:

  • older brother has grey eyes, light brown hair. The boy has phlegmatic aggressive nature, poor physical and mental development, unable to perceive the alpha – numeric material. Likes conversations, eating, books and jigsaw – puzzles (Lego);
  • the boy was born to the 18 years old mother, from her 1st pregnancy, in her 1st delivery, with weight 3356g, height 52cm;
  • medical diagnosis – neurologist has stated diagnosis 05.10.2011. – behavioural peculiarities, coordination troubles. Mental retardation;
  • further necessary treatment – neurologist and psychiatrist treatment;
  • sister has grey eyes, light brown, wavy hair. The girl needs time to fit in and open in a new society. She is meticulous, merciful, and stubborn, she likes to preen. The child likes to draw, dance and sing. Gladly helps to tidy up a room, toys, helps her brothers;
  • the girl was born to the 20 years old mother, from her 2nd pregnancy, in her 2nd delivery, with weight 3010g, height 49cm. Mother was not monitored by a doctor during the pregnancy;
  • from 13.03.2006. – 24.03.2006. the child underwent treatment in a hospital with diagnosis – congenital heart disease. Coarctation of aorta, open arterial cord. Cardiovascular failure stage III, surgery on March 15, 2006;
  • neurologist has stated diagnosis (19.06.2010.) – overactive bladder. Day and night urinary incontinence;
  • further necessary treatment – pediatric neurologist treatment regimen;
  • younger brother has grey eyes, light brown hair. The boy is impulsive, full of creative ingenuity, cunning, active and mischievous. He likes to dismantle, disrupt everything and then to try to put it back. He likes to play and throw a ball, to exercise, to run and draw;
  • the boy was born to the 21 years old mother, from her 3rd pregnancy, in her 3rd delivery, with weight 3940g, height 54cm. Mother was not monitored by a doctor during the pregnancy;
  • neurologist has stated diagnosis (22.04.2010.) – central dysfunction, movement and coordination troubles;
  • further necessary treatment – pediatric neurologist treatment regimen;
  • after children’s placement in a foster family, a reasonable suspicion revealed that the three older children have been sexually abused by their biological father, the psychologist's opinion is received, children have completed rehabilitation course. The criminal proceeding against the biological father of the children’s sexual abuse is initiated;
  • parents (November 2011) have been deprived of custody by the verdict of court. Children were neglected, they did not get age-appropriate care;
  • children have 1 minor stepsister, who is in the care of parents. The decision by the Orphan’s Court on separation of the children in case of adoption has been made. There is decision by the Orphan’s Court on separation of the older brother from sister and younger brother.

52. Not adoptable

53. Girl, born on July 31, 2012:

  • greyish-blue eyes, light colour of hair;
  • the girl was born to the 40 years old mother, from her 5th pregnancy, in her 3rd delivery, with weight of 3388g, height 54cm, during the pregnancy mother was monitored by the doctor. At the 24th week of gestation mother had urinary tract infection, at the 33rd week of gestation a fetal hydrocephalus was diagnosed, on 3rd day after the birth the child was hospitalized with a diagnosis - antenatal lesion of central nervous system, obstructive hydrocephalus, condition after ventriculoperitoneal shunt surgery;
  • physiotherapist's assessment - psychomotor development is lagging behind in all functions, increased muscle tone, abnormal head shape. Functions of capture and partly of perception correspond to the age. Development of other functions is 2 months behind. There is no dynamics of the development in crawling function, the walking and seating functions development is minimal (+0.5 months);
  • medical diagnosis- antenatal lesion of central nervous system, obstructive hydrocephalus, condition after ventriculoperitoneal shunt surgery;
  • further necessary treatment- if cramps and/or vomiting reoccurs- repeated neurosurgeon consultation, prevention of rachitis, neurologist consultation;
  • the child was consulted by a psychiatrist, the stated diagnosis-socialized conduct disorder;
  • in September 2012 parents have agreed on child's adoption in another family;
  • the girl has 1 older minor brother, who is in the care of the parents. The decision by the Orphan's Court on separation of the children in case of adoption has been made.

54. Are not adoptable 

55. Is not adoptable

56. Adopted

57. Is not adoptable

58. Adopted

59. Not adoptable

60. Not adoptable

61. Is not adoptable

62. Not adoptable

63. Girl, born on September 20, 2010:

  • blue eyes, light brown hair. The child gladly interacts with others, plays "peek-a-boo" game. Features of aggressiveness (bites other children). The child has low intelligence, does not distinguish information, repetitive activities (playing primitively). The child can stand by holding, but may fall due to lack of body and balance reaction. Child's development is slow, lagging behind in all categories, on average development corresponds to 1 year 2 months. The girl deliberately throws items, follows their direction. The main activity is crawling. She speaks out sounds. She holds spoon and cup, is being fed;
  • child was born to the 28 years old mother, from her 2nd pregnancy, on 38th/39th week of gestation, with weight of 2320g, height 47cm, 7/8/9 points by Apgar's Scale. The mother was not monitored by a doctor during the pregnancy, mother smokes and uses psychoactive substances (heroin 2 - 3 times a day), the father is drug addicted as well. A mother is infected with hepatitis C. After birth, the child was hospitalized with a diagnosis of intraventricular haemorrhage I - II grade, anti HCV screening positive, small for gestational period. Left renal pyelectasia, urinary tract infection, the right renal artery stenosis. Syndrome of abstinence. Contact dermatitis. At the age of 2 years and 3 months the girl's weight 8800g, height 76cm, 18 teeth;
  • the child was consulted by neurologist (01.11.2012.) - psychomotor and language development delay. The suspicion of autism spectrum disorders, is dominated by mental retardation. Epilepsy with "petit mal" seizures;
  • medical diagnosis - state after intraventicular haemorrhage stage I - II, psychomotor development delay, urinary tract infection, HCV exposure;
  • further necessary treatment - further socialization, speech therapy sessions, re-examine hepatitis C antibodies and liver enzymes, electroencephalography (EEG) in May 2013;
  • by court verdict mother has been deprived of custody rights in April 2011, paternity has not been stated. Mother abandoned her daughter in a hospital, other relatives have not shown interest in the child;
  • the girl has 1 older minor stepsister, who is in a guardianship. The decision of Orphan's Court on separation of the children in case of adoption has been made.

64. Is not adoptble

65. Not Adoptable

66. Adopted

67. Adopted

68. 2 adoptable brothers: older brother, born on October 29, 2000 (not adoptable) and younger brother, born on November 20, 2001:

  • children reside in another foster family since April 2011. Foster parents does not want to adopt children;
  • older brother has dark brown eyes and dark brown hair. Fine physique. Studies in the 7th grade at the elementary school, has average level of grades. Quickly fits in to the class collective in the grade, might be nervous, sometimes unsatisfied with everything, gets offended fast. Boy has logical way of thinking and he is passionate on math. Sometimes gets a little lazy so he needs to be cheered up to start doing something again. Boy likes sports - he even attends sports school. Plays basketball, also enjoys soccer. Boy has low pain threshold, if someone hits him with the ball, he gets annoyed. Quite often he argues with his little brother, he wants to subordinate him, but they are supportive persons to each other. He may lose his temper, if something goes not the way he had planned or expected for example - foster mother forbids him something. Boy has anger tantrums, which started to manifest after 3 months living in the current foster family. Foster mother thinks it is due top switching his place of residence and now, when he has normal social milieu, his anger, what he actually feels deep inside, manifests. While he has tantrum, it is impossible to talk with him. Afterwards he acts as if nothing has happened. Boy had taken medicine prescribed by a psychiatrist, but he does not take them now. Child needs to be monitored by a psychiatrist and to receive consultations of psychologist;
  • in psychological statement - verbal logical thinking corresponds to the norm of age. Boy feels unsecure, powerless, has egocentric offense, so he needs appreciation, support and emotional warmth. There had been traumatic experience in the life of a boy (neglecting, suffering from physical and emotional violence). Boy needs safe social environment. Intellectual skills on the whole corresponds to the age norm, psycho-traumatic life experience, which affects development of a child and personality function in a negative way and enables symptoms of posttraumatic stress syndrome formation;
  • child was born to a 19 years old mother, from her 1st pregnancy, in the 1st delivery, in the 40th week of gestation, with a weight of 3604g, height - 53cm. Head perimeter - 32cm, chest perimeter - 34cm. Light amniotic fluid. Umbilical cord 1 time around the neck, 1 time round the body. During pregnancy mother had anemia. By Apgar's score 7-9 points;
  • final medical diagnosis - post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) (F43.1), problems associated with child physical violation (Z61.6). Family history of alcohol abuse and dependence (Z81.1), personally horrific childhood experiences (Z61.7);
  • further necessary treatment - consultation of psychologist and psychiatrist;
  • younger brother has dark blond hair and grey eyes. Fine physique. Studies in the 5th grade in the elementary school. When boy was placed in a current foster family, he did not understand, why he should study, but now he enjoys studying and is motivated in doing it, now there are improvements for him in this area, which improves day by day. He is happy that he can study. Boy might be stubborn, restless and loud, but otherwise he is friendly, helpful and kind-hearted. He is craving for attention. If something goes not as he had wanted, he might just leave or stop doing what he had started. Boy needs praises and feeling of being noticed. Once in sports lesson, he ran as the first from all of his classmates, which made him feel really happy. Boy likes drawing and his plans for future are to attend the school of arts. He used to take medicine due to behavioural disorders - hysterical behaviour after post-traumatic stress syndrome. Since he resides in the current foster family, he does not take medicine. Boy has changed a lot since he resides in the foster family, he has become calmer and happier;
  • in psychological statement - boy enters in communication step by step, comprehends given exercises, working course is uneven. Verbal logical thinking corresponds to the norm of age. Emotional deprivation which manifests as mood changes (prevailing dejection and sadness), wish to dissociate, difficulties of communicating and concentrating, which is related with psycho-traumatic life experience. Boy craves after mother and having a family. Intellectually developed skills corresponds to the age norm, taking into account, that child is emotionally castaway and has interaction and adaptation difficulties as a result after psycho-traumatic life experience;
  • child was born to a 20 years old mother, from her 2nd pregnancy, in the 2nd delivery, in the 40th week of pregnancy, with weight of 3410g, height - 54cm. Head perimeter - 31cm, chest perimeter - 31cm, 8/9 points by Apgar's score;
  • final medical diagnosis - adjustment disorder with mixed disturbance of emotions and conduct (F43.25), problems associated with physical violence against the child (Z61.6), change in the pattern of family relationships in childhood (Z61.2). Boy is in the tuberculosis register;
  • further necessary treatment - recommended consultation of psychologist;
  • by the court verdict mother was deprived from custody rights in February 2010, father of boys died in January 2009. After father's death, children were placed in the Crisis Centre because the father was killed in front of the children. Brothers received rehabilitation. Mother did not provide appropriate care and upbringing for the children, they were left unattended. Children had suffered from emotional and physical violence from their mother and her friends and also from former foster mother (children were placed in the foster family in December 14, 2009 and resided there till January 11, 2011);
  • children do not have any other siblings.

69. Adopted

70. Is not adoptable

71. Not Adoptable

72. Is not adoptable

73. Group of 3 siblings: older sister, born on March 1, 2007, middle brother, born on August 11, 2008 and younger brother, born on October 19, 2009:

  • older sister has blue eyes and dark brown hair. Girl is dapper, sometimes unknowingly may hurt others, is not able to hold her attention, talks badly, delayed development, which does not correspond to her age. She needs to be provided with lots of time and attention. Observable developmental delay;
  • child was born to a 23 years old mother, from the 2nd pregnancy, in the 1st delivery, with a weight of 3000g and height - 50cm;
  • child started to sit at the age of 9 months, to crawl unstable - at the age of 1 year and 6 months, to walk independently - at the age of 2 years, to talk - at the age of 4 years;
  • medical diagnosis - mental and physical retardation;
  • middle brother has blue eyes and light hair. Boy likes playing and drawing, he participates in games and gladly plays with other children, participates in musical lessons. He needs to be provided with lots of individual time and attention focused only on him. Boy's development is delayed, possible mental retardation;
  • child was born to a 25 years old mother, from her 4th pregnancy, in the 2nd delivery, with a weight of 3300g and height - 51cm;
  • child started to sit at the age of 1 year, to walk independently - at the age of 2 years, to talk - at the age of 3 years, first teeth - at the age of 1 year;
  • medical diagnosis - bronchial asthma, mental and physical retardation;
  • further necessary treatment - regular consultations of allergist and pulmonologist, to take medicine;
  • younger brother has blue eyes and light hair. Boy has stereotyped motions, emotional labile, grasps toys and manipulates with them, walks;
  • child was born to a 26 years old mother, from 5th pregnancy, in the 3rd delivery, with weight 3400g, height - 50cm. Mother is imbecile. Pathological delivery. Face up delivery, cesarean surgery. After Apgar's score 8/9 points;
  • first teeth - at the age of 8 months. Motion planning homogeneous, recognizes persons during when is playing, accepts moving forward in the step start walk 'n ride;
  • medical diagnosis - consequences of prenatal central nervous system's injury as a psychomotor development delay in a severe level. Organic personality's and behavior disorders at least in a moderate level of mental retardation. Significant behavioral changes, which takes supervision or treatment (F71.1). (F67.8), microcephaly. Child has a disability status;
  • further necessary treatment - magnetic resonance for brain. Physiotherapy sessions, play-therapy and massages;
  • parents were deprived from custody rights in November 2011. Children were neglected and suffered from emotional violence. Parents did not provide the necessary conditions for children's upbringing, parents lack the skills of taking care of their children - they were unattended, dirty, air in the apartment smelled after mustiness and excrement's. The youngest child was left home alone without an attendance, he was weakened and in a critical health state, due to the lack of food, he has eczemas and bruises. Children were left in unsanitary conditions. Parents have mental development problems. They do not show any interest about the children since they are placed in an out-of-family care institution. Mother has been in the register of psychiatry cabinet with a diagnosis - mild mental retardation, she has no social skills. There are no data about father's addiction problems, but he is socially unadapted person;
  • children do not have other siblings. After the decision of the Orphans' Court children can be separated from each other in case of adoption.

74. Not adoptable

75. Is not adoptable

76. Adopted

77. Adopted

78. Adopted

79. Is not adoptable

80.  Not adoptable

If there is information at your disposal on family or person who complies with the requirements stated in article 15 of the Convention and who would be interested to become personally acquainted with any of these children or obtain additional information and photos, we kindly ask to inform the Ministry by March 24, 2013.

In addition we would like to inform that due to the fact that the information on the children is provided simultaneously to Central Authorities and accredited bodies of several countries, the information on the child will be provided after March 24, 2013 to the institution representing the family or individual, and, if requested by more than one institution, in accordance with the order of the adoption file submission.

 

Deputy State Secretary                                                                                 I.Alliks

 

 

 

 

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