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LATVIJAS REPUBLIKAS

LABKLĀJĪBAS MINISTRIJA

 

MINISTRY OF WELFARE

OF THE REPUBLIC OF LATVIA

Skolas iela 28, Rīga, LV-1331

28 Skolas str., Riga, LV-1331, Latvia

Tālr. 67021600

 Fakss 67276445

E-pasts: lm@lm.gov.lv

 

Phone 371 67021600

 Fax 371 67276445

E-mail: lm@lm.gov.lv

28.12.2011. Nr. 19-2-04/634

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. Boy, born on May 10, 2001:

  • since 2009 child resides in the foster family. Foster family does not want to adopt the boy, they consider that adoption is in child's best interests, possible adoption has been discussed with the boy, he is prepared for it and has positive opinion of the possibility to have a new, permanent family;
  • gray-brownish eyes, brown hair, he is very active, full of energy, hardworking, polite, he loves to go for sports, especially to play football and to swim. Boy has good school results, his favorite subjects at school are mathematics and languages, literature, he likes reading. When angry, child can turn out to be aggressive, so it is necessary to define strong limits of what he can do and what he can not, and follow them, as well as to involve him to do different sports and give him a lot of attention. Foster family believes that the child must have a very strict discipline to deal with his behavioral issues and adoptive parents must have authority and establish clear rules. Child wants to be adopted;
  • child was born to his mother when she was 20 years old, first pregnancy, first delivery, during the pregnancy mother was monitored by the doctor;
  • boy has started to sit at the age of 7 months, to crawl - at the age of 8 months, to walk independently - at the age of 12 months, speak - at the age of 2 years and 4 months, the first teeth - at the age of 6 months;
  • final diagnosis - light mental backwardness;
  • further medical treatment - not necessary;
  • on July 27, 2011 mother was deprived of custody rights; mother was often drinking; child was in conditions, dangerous to his life and health, was left unattended, suffered from emotional and physical violence, Mother has not visited the child or shown any interest;
  • boy doesn't have siblings.

 

2. Girl, born on November 12, 2007:

  • blue eyes, light brown hair, slightly active, moody girl, makes a little eye contact, knows her name, differences unknown and known persons, if in good mood, can co-operate. Girl is very sensitive, emotional, labile and impulsive. The emotional reactions are weak, but girl smiles, is happy, if someone speaks to hear in a tender voice or caresses her. During activities, when in good mood, she is able to concentrate for 5 minutes, can imitate after the example, but easily distracts and does not finish the task, that's why the help is always necessary. Girl is chaotic, does not plan her actions. Does not difference the shape and size of objects, but is learning to do it. Plays with pyramids, Lego. Has no comprehension on the parts of the body. The interest in the entire world is weak, chaotic, she needs assistance and help of an adult. The memory is weak. With other children - sometimes aggressive, it is difficult to predict her behavior. Prefers to play on her own, has a little interest in other children. Under the supervision is able to tidy up her stuff, toys. Girl has learned simple self service skills, can partly dress up, but has no hygiene skills. Has difficulties to fall asleep in the evenings, is waking up very early in mornings;
  • child was born to the 28 years old mother, from her 8th pregnancy, in her 3rd delivery, in 37th - 38th week of pregnancy, with weight of 2870g, 48cm, 7/8 points by Apgar's Scale. During the pregnancy mother was not monitored by the doctor;
  • child has started to sit at the age of 18 months, to walk independently at the age of 2 years and 2 months, she was born with 2 teeth;
  • medical diagnosis - residual situation after damage of central nervous system, microcephaly, organic personality and behavioral disorders due to the cerebral dysfunction. Mental backwardness. Language and speech development disorders. Hemangioma on the back. Pectoral deformation. Situations after spontaneous closing of the ventricular septal defect. The disability has been stated;
  • further necessary treatment - neural-rehabilitation twice a year, training with speech therapist, ergo therapist, pedagogue. Consultations of psychiatrist, surveillance of surgeon - oncologist, remedial gymnastics, control of blood and urine tests, control of cardiologist in 2014;
  • by the court verdict mother was deprived from custody rights in January, 2010, paternity has not been stated. Mother abandoned child in the hospital, since her placement in the childcare center, has never visited her, neither shown interest in her, none of the relatives has never shown interest in her;
  • girl has one minor stepbrother, who has a legal guardian, the decision of the Orphans' Court on separation of the children in case of adoption has been made.

3. Four siblings: older brother, born on August 6, 2000, older sister, born on September 3, 2001, younger sister, born on September 3, 2004, and younger brother, born on June 3, 2008:

  • children reside in the foster family - older children since August 21, 2009, younger brother - since June 3, 2010, before (June 2009-June 2009) he was in the orphanage. There is a good relationship between foster parents and the children, but foster parents do not want to adopt them as they have their own children;
  • oldest brother has blue eyes, blond hair, he is friendly, active, helpful, takes care of his youngest siblings. The school results are average. Boy takes dancing classes, does wooden crafts. Boy wants to be adopted together with his siblings;
  • child was born to the 30 years old mother, from her 5th pregnancy, in her 2nd delivery, with weight of 2900g, 54 cm, 8/9 points by Apgar's Scale. During the pregnancy mother was not monitored by the doctor;
  • medical diagnosis - healthy;
  • further necessary treatment - consultation of ENT, psychologist;
  • oldest sister has blue eyes, ginger hair, she is friendly, sociable, responsive and helpful girl, who takes care of her younger siblings. The school results are good, takes dancing and singing classes. Wants to be adopted together with her siblings;
  • child was born to the 31 years old mother, from her 6th pregnancy, in her 3rd delivery, with weight of 2960g, 51 cm, 9 points by Apgar's Scale. During the pregnancy mother was not monitored by the doctor;
  • medical diagnosis - healthy;
  • younger sister has blue eyes, ginger hair, she is quiet, shy girl, who likes to play with her toys. Has difficulties at school with studies, tries to take care of her little brother. Wants to be adopted together with her siblings;
  • child was born to the 34 years old mother, from her 7th pregnancy, in her 4th delivery, with weight of 3250g, 52 cm, 8/9 points by Apgar's Scale. During the pregnancy mother was not monitored by the doctor;
  • medical diagnosis - infection of the urethra, enuresis nocturna;
  • further necessary treatment - consultations of nephrologist, neurologist and oculist. Urine tests;
  • younger brother has blue eyes, blond hair, he is independent, friendly, understands everything, tries to speak, to communicate, takes part in all the activities, but is able to play on his own;
  • medical diagnosis - light delay of psychomotor development, delay of language development;
  • further necessary treatment - consultations of oculist, speech therapist and neurologist;
  • by the court verdict mother has been deprived from custody rights on January 2011, the paternity for older boy and younger girl has not been state, the father of older sister and younger brother died in December 2009. Mother of children is alcohol abused, children lived in the conditions dangerous for their lives. Mother has never shown interest in children, neither visited them, also none of the relatives has never shown interest in them;
  • children has one major sister.

4. Adopted

5. Older sister, born on September 16, 1999 - not adoptable, and younger sister, on October 13, 2000:

  • older sister has grey-bluish eyes, dark brown hair, she is active, social, hard working, helpful and polite girl, who likes to be a leader. Girl always takes part in all kind of activities, likes creative activities - modeling, drawing, etc. She likes to lead others, as the result of it she is often in conflicts with others, but she solves them quickly, she likes to be in a good relationship with people. She loves her younger sister, takes care of her. The school results are good, she is hardworking, has very good behavior at school. She has very good relationship with her sister, they are always together, helping each other, does not want to be separated;
  • child was born to the 25 years old mother, from her 4th pregnancy, in the 2nd delivery, with weight of 3000g, height - 49cm;
  • medical diagnosis - in 2003 girl has had pulmonary tuberculosis;
  • younger sister has grey-bluish eyes, dark brown hair, she is friendly, polite, social girl, who loves animals, can have quick mood changes, sometimes can be stubborn. She always takes into account the other people, avoids conflicts. She loves and respects her older sister. The school results are average, does not miss classes, behavior at school is good. She takes care of her stuff. Girl does not want to be separated from her siblings;
  • child was born to the 26 years old mother, from her 5th pregnancy, in the 3rd delivery, with weight of 2530g, height - 49cm;
  • medical diagnosis - healthy;
  • from October 2005 until March 2011 both sisters were under the guardianship of their great grand mother, who did not take care of girls' health and allowed them to contact a person who endangered children's health. Girls received social rehabilitation (from March 29, 2011 until April 28, 2011), girls were neglected and suffered from emotional violence, their basic needs were not ensured, their safety and stability were endangered;
  • mother of the children died in August 2005. By the court verdict father has been deprived from custody rights in January 2008 over the children. Father of the children has never shown any interest in children, he is under control of psychiatrist, toxicologist and had tuberculosis, with his life style endangered the health of the children. He other consumed alcohol, was aggressive, violent. He has never visited his children in the orphanage, only their great grandmother visits them, but it is very rare;
  • girls has one major step-brother, one brother who is under the guardianship and one brother died in 2010, the decision of the Orphans' Court on separation of the children in case of adoption will be made.

6. Is not adoptable

7. Adopted

8. Four siblings: older brother, born on April 26, 2001, middle brother, born on March 23, 2002, younger brother, born on March 21, 2003, and sister, on March 7, 2006:

  • since 2008 children reside in the foster family, they are attached to each other, but foster parents are not able to adopt them due to their age and financial issues;
  • oldest brother has blue eyes, blond hair, he is reserved, self unsure, disobedient, has had some stealing and lying issues. Has difficulties with the studies. Boy is attached to his sister, takes care of her. In the new environment be becomes nervous, but adapts with a time, becomes calm and joyful. In the biological family boy suffered from emotional violence and negligence, was offended to the mother as he had to take care of all the younger siblings. Boy has received help of psychologist as the result his emotional state became more stable, the behavioral limits were stated;
  • medical diagnosis - healthy;
  • middle brother has blue eyes, blond hair, he is joyful, smily, obedient, helpful, hardworking, sometimes very emotional, especially when communicating with his sister and brothers. The school results are good. Boy has difficulties to contact with unknown persons. He needs daily supervision in everything related with studies and personal hygiene. In the biological family boy suffered from emotional violence and negligence, was offended to the mother as he had to take care of all the younger siblings. Boy has received help of psychologist as the result his emotional state became more stable, the behavioral limits were stated, developed social skills. The consultations of the speech therapist would be advisable;
  • medical diagnosis - healthy;
  • younger brother has blue eyes, blond hair, he is calm and obedient boy, who loves books, knows how to read, reads a lot. He is hardworking, always helps at the house works. Has difficulties with his studies. In the new environment boy gets nervous, has enuresis, but with a time he adapts, becomes calm and joyful. In the biological family boy suffered from emotional violence and negligence, has received the help of psychologist, the consultations of speech therapist and other specialists are recommended to prevent the difficulties with his studies and behavioral issues, what may appear and to develop logical thinking;
  • medical diagnosis - healthy, adenoids;
  • sister has blue eyes, blond hair, she is active, sweet and lovely girl, who loves to play, to help in the kitchen, to draw, books. In the new environment girl gets nervous, but with a time he adapts, becomes calm and joyful. In the biological family girl suffered from emotional violence and negligence, has received the help of psychologist, she became emotionally more stable, the health state ameliorated. Her development is delayed, she is still emotionally labile, has quick mood changes, the speech is undeveloped, wants to be in the center of attention. Girl is often ill with flu, gets cold easily;
  • medical diagnosis - healthy;
  • by the court verdict mother has been deprived from custody rights in July 2009, father - in September 2010. Parents often consumed alcohol, did not ensure basic needs and health care of their children. Since the placement in the foster family in 2008, parents visited them twice;
  • children does not have other siblings.

9. Boy, born on November 14, 2000:

  • since November 2009 child resides in the foster family. Due to the financial issues foster family can not adopt him, there are sever children under their custody;
  • brown eyes, black hair. The intellectual development of the boy corresponds to the average of his age. He is emotionally labile, sometimes impulsive, aggressive, selfish, wants to be in the center of attention. Has difficulties to adapt and communicate, the adaption to the new situations and environment may take some longer time. While living in the biological family, child suffered from emotional violence and negligence. Child has received help of psychologist, who recommended him a school specialized to work with children, who have emotional disorders;
  • child was born to the 18 years old mother, from her 1st pregnancy, in her 1st delivery, with weight of 3380g, height - 51cm. During the pregnancy mother was monitored by the doctor. Mother has trichomonas, gardnerella infection, she smokes. During the pregnancy and delivery boy had a lack of oxygen, intra-uterine infection;
  • medical diagnosis - mixed behavioral and emotional disorders;
  • further necessary treatment - surveillance of psychologist and psychiatrist, if needed medical treatment may be prescribed by psychiatrist;
  • by the court verdict mother has been deprived from custody rights in November 2010, the paternity has not been stated. Mother could not ensure the suitable living conditions and care for the child. Mother is alcohol abused, she is not able to solve this problem. Mother has never shown interest in child;
  • child's sister dies in 2006, boy has no other siblings.

10. Has been adopted

11. Has been adopted

12. Has been adopted

13. Girl, born on October 10, 2001:

  • grey eyes, brown hair. Child does not speak, eats only melted food, walks with an assistance of walkers, but at the meantime she is active girl. Can take off her clothes and hide diapers, is putting everything in her mouth to chew. Contacts neverbally to have the attention, reacts, smiles;
  • child was born to 17 years old mother, from her 1st pregnancy, in 1st delivery, in 36th week of pregnancy, with weight of 2500g;
  • medical diagnosis - Cerebral Palsy, hyperkinetic, dystonic type. Symptomatic epilepsy, bronchial asthma. The disability has been stated;
  • further necessary treatment - Depakine - Chrona 150mg, Phenazepam - 1mg;
  • by the court verdict mother has been deprived from custody rights in September 2009, father - in May 2011. Parents refused to take further care of the child;
  • girl has two stepsisters, who are in the care of mother. The decision of the Orphans' Court on separation of the children in case of adoption has been made.

14. Not adoptable

15. Not adoptable

16. Unavailable

17. Adopted

18. Adopted

19. Boy, born on February 15, 2011:

  • blue eyes, brown hair. Child is neuro-labile, has interest in the person who contacts with him. Psychomotor development has positive dynamics - he turns. Has a lack of purposeful grabbing and emotional contact;
  • child was born to the 32 years old mother, from her 3rd pregnancy, in her 3rd delivery (Cesarean Section), with weight of 2600g, height - 45cm, 8/9 points by Apgar's Scale;
  • at the age of 8 months he weights 6930g, height - 65,5cm, head perimeter - 40cm, chest perimeter - 43cm;
  • medical diagnosis - prenatal damage of central nervous system, consequences of hypoxia as muscular dystonia and delay of psychomotor development. Congenital heart defect - atrial septal defect with cardiac insufficiency. Allergy on cow milk;
  • boy has been consulted by cardiologist on July 27, 2011 - Foramen Ovale Appertum without hemo-dynamical disorders, no restrictions are required;
  • boy has been consulted by neurologist - perinatal post-hypoxic encephalopathy, delay of psychomotor development, signs of autism;
  • mother has signed consent to the adoption, paternity has not been stated;
  • boy has no other siblings.

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 January 10, 2012.

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 January 10, 2012 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.

 

The State Secretary                                                                           R.Beinarovičs

 

Sterniņa +37167021619

brigita.sternina@lm.gov.lv