One of the hardest parts of international adoption is leaving the other kids behind. When we adopted Laura it was a little easier because we knew most of the kids were just social orphans - they had family that would come and visit and had the hope of reunification.
That is not the case for the boys of Logan's institution. Although he and his friends were the 9 lucky ones their future is bleak. We saw first had what their life will be like. They are fortunate - they are higher functioning and will be given jobs on the institution grounds and have a minimal purpose in life. It won't be anything like the life Logan will have with opportunities abounding. They will wake up and do there job, they will be fed and then do there job, fed again and then put to bed. They will never leave the institution.
One of the boys I worry most about is Maxiim. He appears to have cerebral palsy. He is stiff and a bit distorted. He does not have the luxury of PT and OT to help him function better. He sits hour after hour in a wheel chair.
He will not be one that is given a job onthe grounds like the others. As he gets older and bigger he will be moved to a bed and left there. He will be put in a diaper and left in bed - fed there and left - the diaper changed once or twice a day. He will no longer be taken outside he will just be left to lay there.
For the first two days I did not notice Max. When I did see him he had been wheeled outside, the wheelchair parked and left alone for three hours.
Of all the kids there I think he has the most room for improvement. With a family that will stretch him and help him I think he has a ton of potential! He is speech delayed also but again has so much potential. If you want to know more about Max contact me. He is listed on Reece's Rainbow with the screen name of Evan. Here is the link http://reecesrainbow.org/1407/evan5004