- LocationNorth Carolina
- Case #James
Brothers James and Jed were born in October 2003 and December 2004, respectively. Both have typical physical and cognitive development. James is in very good health with a diagnosis of myopia for which he wears glasses. Jed has frequent episodes of bronchitis and pneumonia.
James has well-developed gross motor and fine motor skills, composes complex sentences and stories, can lead conversations, and communicates easily with others. He is a confident, strong-willed boy who understands instructions but does not always comply. Resourceful and curious, James has a desire to learn new things. He is attending 7th grade in the 2016/2017 school year where he shows diligence both during class and in completing his homework.
When frustrated, James may react with verbal and physical aggression. He often tests limits and defends his own position. He generally does not seek adults assistance in resolving conflicts but prefers to be independent. James does not freely express his feelings and is cautious and slow to trust others. He prefers individual activities but will join in group games if asked by an adult and is open to relationships with peers. James manages his personal hygiene and basic self-service skills. He enjoys art, puzzles, walks outside, singing, and watching movies.
Jed shows appropriate gross motor and fine motor skills, understands and follows instructions, and despite some pronunciation difficulties, communicates very well with others. He strives to meet expectations placed on him and to comply with authority. A persistent and ambitious boy, Jed is in 6th grade at a primary health school for cardiovascular and lung diseases in the 2016/2017 school year. He is a conscientious student who shows an interest in learning and achievement.
Jed is a cooperative boy with good self-control who dislikes conflict. He may react to frustrating situations with aggression (mostly verbal) but shows the ability to self-calm. While somewhat emotionally guarded, he can learn to trust and form attachments. Jed is well-accepted among his peers and maintains friendships. Like his brother, he prefers individual pursuits over group activities but will join in with a group if invited by an adult. Jed likes art, listening to music, playing ball, running, walking in nature, watching cartoons, and playing computer games. He has basic self-service skills and keeps himself and his belongings neat and clean.
James and Jed live in the same orphanage and are attached to one another. James has a positive attitude towards adoption and would prefer to be adopted together with his brother.
James Weight at Birth: 3 kg James Weight Oct 2016: 34 kg James Height at Birth: 48 cm James Height Oct 2016: 144 cm
Jed Weight Oct 2016: 29 kg Jed Height Oct 2016: 120 cm
Update March 2017: Our in-country representative visited with these brothers recently and found them both to be handsome, smart boys who often assume the role of leader among their peers. Talkative and amicable, James understands the importance of school but can lack the necessary motivation he needs to reach his potential. He enjoys playing basketball, soccer, and handball and would love to take swim lessons. James already knows how to cook several traditional meals and wants to become a chef. Jed is an organized, more reserved boy who describes himself as a serious person. He prefers precision work to physical activity and enjoys listening to rock music and watching TV. These brothers very much want to be adopted and our in-country representative believes they would thrive with the stability and encouragement of a forever family.
THIS CHILD MUST BE ADOPTED FROM THE FOREIGN COUNTRY OF HIS/HER RESIDENCE.
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