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Ralfie from North Carolina

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Ralfie
  • Age8
  • GenderM
  • LocationNorth Carolina
  • Case #0

Siblings Rodney and Ralfie were born in May 2003 and September 2009, respectively. They are healthy and developmentally on target.

Update August 2017: Always ready to help, Rodney and Ralfie are described as the best children in the orphanage by the director.

As one of the oldest children at his center, Rodney takes on the role of leader. He is well-liked and has many friends at the orphanage, at school, and in the neighborhood. He loves martial arts, soccer, playing computer games, and watching movies and reading comic books about superheroes. Rodney does well in school despite some struggles with motivation and accepts correction when taken aside and admonished privately as opposed to in front of others. He is an appreciative boy who expresses gratitude for what he receives.

Ralfie reads, writes, and counts very well for his age and completed 1st grade with good marks. He is one of the youngest children at the center and emulates the older boys, especially his brother whose attention and approval Ralfie continually seeks. He is an obedient boy who enjoys playing with friends, computer games, and watching cartoons. When he grows up, Ralfie states that he wants to build houses for everyone, because everybody deserves to have a home.

Our in-country representative found these brothers to be smart, friendly, and polite boys who yearn for and deserve a family to accept and love them.

Update August 2016: Rodney and Ralfie continue to have normal physical and psychological development. Sports-loving Rodney is enjoying Taekwondo lessons. He is an agile, friendly boy who attends school regularly and follows the rules. Rodney successfully completed 6th grade in the 2015/2016 school year.

Ralfie is a social boy who made good progress in acquiring knowledge and skills in Kindergarten. He will be starting 1st grade in the 2016/2017 school year. Ralfie runs, jumps and plays as would any child his age despite his heart defect (atypical papillosphincterotomy, mainly supravalvular). The prognosis for this mild valve abnormality is excellent as it requires no medication and no restrictions of activity and Ralfie is expected to outgrow it completely.

Having a forever family through adoption has been a dream of Rodneys for quite some time now. Ralfie, too, wants a family of his own, as long as he can stay with his older brother to whom he is very attached. Our in-country representative believes that these precious boys would thrive in a family of their own.

Update July 2015: Our in-country representative visited this wonderful sibling group and found them to be intelligent, charming and active kids who would respond well to a family environment. They understand adoption and wish to find a family that will love and care for all three of them, but they are not at all certain that anyone would choose them. The children's social worker describes Rodney and Ralfie as very smart and resilient with a preserved ability to create and sustain positive emotional relationships with adults and friendships with their peers. They cope appropriately with their school work, are respectful, communicate well, and excellently fulfill daily responsibilities. Ralfie is regularly monitored by a cardiologist in relation to pulmonary valve stenosis with a peak gradient of 33 mm.

2015: Rodney is a lively, friendly boy who has completed 5th grade with very good academic results. He attends school regularly and follows the rules. Rodney joins group activities and loves sports like football and table tennis as well as listening to music and watching TV.

Little brother Ralfie is an approachable child who can make conversation and likes to play. He attends Kindergarten where he shows a continuous acquisition of skills and knowledge and enjoys group activities and collective games. He is very attached to his older siblings and the idea of being separated from them for adoption makes him feel insecure and hesitant.

Both children are described as having positive self-esteem, appropriate emotional responses to everyday situations, logical thinking, good memory, proper orientation in time and space, and quick adaptability to new environments. They are very closely bonded and must be adopted together.

Rodney Weight May 2017: 47 kg Rodney Height May 2017: 150 cm

Ralfie Weight May 2017: 30 kg Ralfie Height May 2017: 120 kg

THIS CHILD MUST BE ADOPTED FROM THE FOREIGN COUNTRY OF HIS/HER RESIDENCE.

Disclaimer: This information has been provided to Hopscotch from various sources such as foreign doctors, orphanage directors, nannies, ministry officials, foundation representatives, attorneys and translators. If you have any questions regarding the information stated in the childrens reports, please consult with your International Adoption specialist. Hopscotch cannot attest to the accuracy or completeness of this information. Information can change over time as children develop or through human error in recording data.

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