Kaden: No Photos, Please!

Kaden is a very shy boy who lives in the Deyang orphanage in Sichuan Province who has just celebrated his third birthday. He really doesn’t like having his picture taken…can you tell? He entertains himself very well and is somewhat reticent around strangers….even strangers who come bearing food! From this gallery of photos that our China nutrition program director has taken of Kaden over the past year, you can really see how camera-shy he is. We did manage to capture one photo of him smiling as he plays in the water!

Despite his bashfulness, Kaden’s curiosity is alive and well, and he is quite interested in any visitors to his orphanage…even if he doesn’t want to pose for a picture. His special need is that he appears to be deaf, which may have quite a lot to do with his quiet demeanor. ┬áKaden is going to be evaluated this month to see if surgery could possibly help him regain some degree of his hearing, and at this time he is wearing a hearing aid.

Finding a family who is willing to help Kaden communicate better despite his hearing impairment will undoubtedly make a real difference in this little guy’s life. Kaden is currently on the waiting child list, and we look forward to someday soon receiving smiling photos of him with his new family!

Love Without Boundaries proudly advocates for adoption but is not an adoption agency. We invite you to contact [email protected] with questions about a child we have featured and encourage you to contact your local adoption agency for more information about China’s Waiting Child Program.

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14 Comments to “Kaden: No Photos, Please!”

  1. jasonbishop 10 November 2010 at 4:20 pm #

    i grew up in a deaf family, and myself I am hard of hearing, I came across your website of this little cutie Kaden we are goibng through some paper work from china for legal adoption. Wondering how old is he? Is he on a waiting list for any other family?

  2. Michelle 30 December 2010 at 10:00 am #

    Could you please email me Kaden’s birthdate and which agency he is listed with? He seems just precious but so sad…
    thank you~

  3. chinalwb 30 December 2010 at 11:52 am #

    Thanks very much for your interest in Kaden! Please feel free to e-mail [email protected] or your agency in order to learn more.

  4. [email protected] 17 May 2011 at 6:43 pm #

    Kaden has his forever family! My name is Denise and China has confirmed the match. We travel to bring him home in August. We can’t wait for him to join our family.

  5. chinalwb 18 May 2011 at 8:04 am #

    Wow, what exciting news, Denise! Congratulations to you and to Kaden. We would love to stay in touch with you and hear about how Kaden is doing. Thanks for letting us know!

  6. suznews40 18 May 2011 at 11:15 am #

    Congratulations Denise!! He is in our nutrition program, be sure you request his information after you get home!! CONGRATULATIONS!!

  7. China0407 18 May 2011 at 5:14 pm #

    Thank you! We will definitely keep in touch. If it wasn’t for LWB I may not have found him. A few weeks ago a friend pointed me to a blog that advocated for SN kids. The child she wanted me to consider I was not eligible for due to his listing with a private agency. Something told me to keep looking at the rest of the children and very near the bottom I found my beautiful new son. I immediately starting inquiring with the blog owner and LWB and was able to find out that he was just placed back on the shared list on 4/20. It was the 23rd when I found him and on the 25th my agency was able to confirm he was still there. After medical review by the specialists and peditricians we were able to lock him in that morning. China confirmed the match in two days. What a blessing!

    If I could offer a piece of advice to those considering medical or special needs children. First of all don’t be afraid just because you aren’t sure what the condition might bring – do your research so you know if you have a chance of giving that child their forever family. Know the conditions that you are able to consider and have the specialists lined up ahead of time. That is what I did and I was able to lock Kaden in within an hour of receiving his information that wonderful Monday morning! I also did this with my first daughter, who has a heart condition. I had the cardiologist on the phone the same day I found her. Doing all the advanced research, planning and preparing will help you bring your child home. Best wishes to all.

  8. chinalwb 19 May 2011 at 5:32 am #

    Thank you for the great words of advice, Denise. We are simply overjoyed with the news and look forward to staying in touch!

  9. China0407 27 May 2011 at 9:55 am #

    Thanks for your kind words Suz! I will do that. We just received an update on him and they implanted a cochlear implant in his right ear last month, which is amazing! We are awaiting news on the activation of the device this week and hope for more information regarding his left temporal fossa. We are praying for the best and are prepared to travel on one to two weeks notice if we need to. We are so excited to welcome him to our family! We just can’t wait!

  10. cheryl 22 September 2011 at 10:20 pm #

    wow, sounds like fate has stepped in and done the BEST thing for this little kiddo- I hope you keep us posted. I keep hoping my husband will stretch his heart a bit more.

  11. China0407 29 September 2011 at 6:01 pm #

    Hi, I just wanted to give you an update now that Kai (aka Kaden) has been home just over a month now. He is doing very well and working through his behavioral issues pretty quickly. The caregivers would tend to give into his temper tantrums because of his deafness so he was used to getting everything and then some. I’m happy to report now that he is part of a loving family, learning to be a son, a little brother, and learning sign language to communicate that his tantrums and other behavioral issues are improving greatly, and quickly.

    He is also gaining some benefit from his Cochlear implant that China placed in his right ear eight days before my match with him. I had no idea they were doing it but he is hearing some things with it so I am grateful.

    Oh and he is no longer camera shy, at all!!! He loves being photographed now. I would love to post a new picture of him but don’t know how so if anyone knows I would really appreciate it.

    Thank you all,

    Kai and Ru’s loving Mom, Denise

  12. KimKandola 4 November 2011 at 3:22 pm #

    Denise that is so wonderful to hear. What a wonderful end to a story. I would love to see your son’s updated picture also but I do’t know how to post it either. Maybe join th FB for LWB and try posting it on there?

  13. Sue 27 November 2012 at 5:59 pm #

    This is an amazing story. I am waiting to travel to China to pick up my 6 year old son. He is profoundly deaf but received a Cochlear implant one year ago. I would love to email you separtely regarding Kai’s transition and types of commucnication modalities you are using (ASL, oral). My email address [email protected]

    Thank you

  14. China0407 28 November 2012 at 9:03 am #

    Hi Sue, Just emailed you. Can’t wait to talk!


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