Wasatch International Adoption

Tristan **** UPDATED ***


A WIA specific grant may be attached to the adoption of this child. The grant is in the amount of $2,500.  Please talk to Kathy Junk about eligibility requirements.

A private donor has promised $2,000 towards the adoption of this child.  Money will be given after family has completed a home study.


  1. A video of his play and conversation with other children.

See the attached video for the video. The other children in the group are relatively small, there is no conversation, and usually interact with the childcare staff.

  1. Does he hurt if he walks or is hit? Is he walking with his hands or feet?

Being hit, it is the same as a normal person, it hurts. Walk with your feet.

  1. Will you wrap his hands or legs to protect the skin?

No need. Wear clothes normally.

  1. What medicine do you use on his skin?

Currently, a single cream and allantoin vitamin cream are used. After bathing in the morning, first apply it with a single cream. After drying, apply the allantovitamin cream again. Every night, he also took vitamin E capsules.


Tristan was born May of 2014 and is listed as having bullous ichthyosiform erythroderma. You will need to look it up but it is a severe skin condition.  This little boy has my whole heart!!!  Look at that smile in spite of what must be very painful and itchy sores.  A report from August of 2018 says the following:

Tristan he has a pair of bright eyes. He has a smile, he is so shy and cute when he laughs. He loves clean. Although he is young, he always spreads out the little towel, puts the bowel and spoon on the towel and has a meal carefully each time when it’s time for a meal. He knows to clean his face and mouth after a meal, and tells the caretaker that he eats over. When the caretaker praises him “well done”, he shows his happy smile. He likes all kinds of snacks and his favorite foods are ships and chocolates; he also loves all kinds of fruits, such as apple and pear. His favorite fruits are bananas. He is fond of watching cartoon; sometimes when there is familiar music from TV, he knows to sing follow it. His favorite cartoon is Boonie Bears. He sleeps alone in his cradle.

Tristan can go upstairs and downstairs without help, can jump off floor with both feet, can go upstairs one foot per step, can hold a pen with right hand, can hold a pen with full hand and scribbles on the book. He also can grasp a small ball with his hand, throw the ball away. He knows red color, count numerals of 1-5. He is fond of playing with toys. He is happiest when he is playing with toys. Usually he can play with toys alone over 10 minutes. He likes all kinds of toys. He can take a toy with his hand and plays with it, he puts it back after he doesn’t play; he can put on and take off socks and shoes. Due to his skin, he is difficulty in putting on and taking off clothes.

In Language and Society development, he can say some phrases ; he is very clever and is not afraid of stranger. Each day, he sees that the caretaker goes to work or off the work, he says “good morning, mom” “goodbye, mom” on his own initiative. When he sees the repair men in the institute, he also says hello to them with open arms. The staffs like him very much. He knows the adult’s words and he also can communicate with the adult. He states out his needs on his own initiative and makes the caretaker to know his meanings. Sometimes we ask him “how old are you?”, he answers “4 years old”. In the group, he knows the names of all children, like a big brother; even if the children change their beds each other, he also knows to state out their names. He often plays with children together in the group. Sometimes he is naughty and grabs the toy with other children. He enjoys that he is praised by the adult, he is so happy at that time. Sometimes he is so naughty, he shows his unhappiness and grievance when is criticized by the caretaker.

Please won’t a family adopt this sweetie and help make his life with this skin condition as comfortable as possible as he continues to grow and thrive which we know he will do!!

For more information, please contact: [email protected].   You will be asked to complete a parent eligibility form before any file information can be released.

Please be aware that children on our waiting list may be under review by multiple families. Additionally, a child’s availability status may change on short notice. Please contact [email protected] for the most up-to-date status of a child.


WIA is not responsible for the medical information summarized here.  Medical information sent by other countries may be inaccurate or incomplete.  Prospective Adoptive Parents reserve the right to have medical information evaluated by a medical professional in the United States.




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