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Meredith Joy

Girl, born 2014 PRC Down syndrome Brave Meredith is quiet but loves to smile! She is quite independent and likes to play with toys that make noise. She makes good eye contact, is responsive to others, and can stand with support. Meredith is believed to have Down syndrome, but no official diagnosis has been made. […]


Emma Joy

Girl, born 2014 PRC Down syndrome When Emma Joy first entered her orphanage she had a poor appetite so the caretakers needed to give her extra care by offering smaller meals more frequently. At the age of 1.5 years old she could sit on a bed and play with a toy alone and could walk […]


JOY for the Woertman family — NC

Candy and Frederick adopted their daughter, Grace, almost three years ago from China. When Grace, who was born with Cerebral palsy, arrived home she was a three-year-old who was used to sitting slumped in her stroller for the majority of the day. The past few years they both realized how blessed they are to live in America. Here, in America, a child who was “Forgotten” in her country is given the chance to succeed. Graces amazes her family every day by what her team of teachers and therapists report her progress. Most recently she started to use her left hand (the palsy side of her body) to take a peg out of a board, and through feeding therapy is now able to chew small bites of food (no more puree)!

Joy has Down syndrome and is a 6-year-old girl living in a foster home. Her story is similar to Grace’s in that she was abandoned shortly after being born. The Woertman’s wish to bring her home and into their home. Their first venture into international adoption requried they refinance their house. This time, though, they are acting on faith that friends, family members, and people they have never met would want to partner with them to bring Joy “home”. An African proverb states that “It takes a village to raise a child.” They are asking for you to join our village to help bring Joy to their household and allow her to be given a chance to realize her full potential in life.


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Eliana Joy 23HA

Birth Date: July 2006 Gender: Female Eyes: Gray Hair: light brown   ***This child is in a country that is currently not accepting new commitments. We can no longer accept grant donations or inquiries for this child, but we have not given up on any of these children and encourage all of our Prayer Warriors […]



Boy, born 2015 PRC Down syndrome, congenital heart defect Jack loves playing with other children, and he has his opinions on who are his favorite people. He enjoys watching TV, especially dance and music programs. His favorite toys are the ones that make sounds, and he wants to press the buttons all by himself! He […]


FYNN for the Wierenga family — MA

Colleen and James Wierenga met in college in 2005, yet life lead them in different directions.  Five years later Colleen reached out to James, and the rest is history, they dated for two years; then got married in the fall of 2012.  They always knew they wanted a large family, whether it be having biological […]

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Kelton #11-57

Boy: 2013 Listed: 4/2017 Kelton is very curious and is a happy boy most of the time.  He is unable to walk without aid, but he tries to get around when he sees and interesting toy near him, and will grab and play with a toy for long period of time.  This social boy enjoys […]



Girl, born 2013 PRC Congenital retinal degeneration, developmental delays From the agency: When the update came in, it was hard to read. But I powered through. Until I saw this: Please describe his/her personalities in detail? No personality No personality. No personality. I kept reading it over and over again. No personality. This cannot be […]



Girl, born 2014 PRC Down syndrome/CHD (post surgery) Meet Annie! This sweet and sometimes serious little one recently turned 3 years old. Her file is outdated, so we have requested new info. Annie came into care as a baby, and was found to have Down syndrome, as well as a heart condition. She has received […]



Girl, born 2006 PRC Down syndrome, Congenital heart disease (repaired) Nora is an amazing little girl. She was hosted in the US in the summer of 2016 by a family who hoped to adopt her but were denied — They are willing to talk with anyone interested in knowing more about this precious child. Nora […]


ELOISE for the Sefransky family — CT

Ellen and Joel live in Connecticut where they have been married for 25 years. They have five children: two in college and three at home. As things often go, their children’s hobbies and interests have become their hobbies and interests. They enjoy getting outside, watching any kind of sport being played by their children and […]

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Olie and Ozzie #1-31

Boys: 2012, 2014 Diagnosis:  Coffin-Lowry Syndrome Olie and Ozzie live together in the same group at the orphanage. However, the government officials in their birth country have determined that they can be separated and adopted individually if a family steps forward for just one of the boys. The agency’s desire is to keep the brothers together if at all possible. […]



Girl, born 2012 PRC Down syndrome Penny is a positive and outgoing girl who warms up to people quickly. She enjoys playing with other children and dancing to music. Sometimes she pats her caregiver’s shoulder and gives her a kiss – usually because she wants to eat whatever food her caregiver has! Penny is diagnosed […]



Girl, born 2014 PRC Down syndrome Bonny enjoys all kinds of toys, but especially loves musical toys, and she wiggles her body to the music! She is a fairly quiet child and doesn’t like noisy places. She loves to be close to people, and wants lots of hugs and kisses. Bonny is diagnosed with Down […]


Locke #

Boy: 2005 Listed: 3/30/2017   Diagnosis:   Speech impairment; Mild mental delay; Disorder of the attachment in the childhood, reactive type.   Locke was with his birth family until he was 8-years-old when he was placed in a home for homeless children and then placed in a group home, where he currently resides. He started holding […]


Minerva #

Girl: 2010 Epilepsy, moderate special needs   Minerva is a 6 year old girl looking for a loving home. She enjoys playing by herself but will jump in and play with other children, especially when there is running involved! She has been diagnosed with epilepsy and some moderate special needs, but workers note that they see […]



Girl, born 2015 PRC Down syndrome, congenital heart defect (PDA) Franny is a beautiful baby girl, with the best chubby cheeks you could spend hours kissing each day. Franny’s caregivers say she is an easy baby who doesn’t have a temper. In April of 2016, she could lay on her tummy and hold her head […]


Deenah #6-20

Girl: 2007 Diagnosis: Cerebral Palsy – spastic quadric paresis; farsighted; On anti-convulsive therapy; Severe delay in the physical and neuro-psychical development. Microcephalus. Listed: Aug 29, 2014 Deenah was raised by her birth mother until she was 5 years old. She was removed from the home at that time by social services because the mother could […]


Brogan #

Boy:  2010 Intercranial trauma (surgery done at 11 months for it), mild-moderate delays, seizures. Brogan is amiable, friendly, at times is too enthusiastic. He cooperates with others; participates in group activities; He shows that he is proud with his achievements; often searches for the approval of the adults and insist to make things independently. He likes […]


JEFF for the Gomes family — HI

Alapaki and Joanna got married in 2009 and spoke of the desire to have a “larger family”. God has honored that desire and by 2013, they had 3 young children. But God knew of a little boy half a world away that needed a family and in 2014, Joanna traveled to Ukraine to bring home […]

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Royce L19

Boy, born 2005 Royce, the oldest brother, has brown eyes and brown hair. Listed: April 27, 2016 He has a heavy and pronounced sensorineural hearing impairment. Speech and language disorders. Hyperkinetic behavior disorders.  He has difficulties with concentration and focus. The boy must use hearing aid regularly, must be consulted by a speech therapist. He is […]


Vada #

Girl: Born 2003 Sarcoidosis — receiving treatment Listed March 2017 Vada has good fine and gross motor skills but displays some cognitive delays.  She works with a resource teacher and likes to study. Art is her favorite subject.  She likes to looks pretty and enjoys having friends.  She has a good connection with familiar adults […]



Boy, born February 2012 PRC Limb difference Listed: May 26, 2015 3 year old Quinntavius is missing his right hand. It looks as if he may have ptosis (droopy eye lid) of his left eye, but that is not a formal diagnosis. Quinntavius likes to look at picture books and be read to. He really […]


EMMA JANE for the Kelley family — TN

Daniel and Stacy have 5 children at home (Noah-7, Zoey-7, Eli-5, Selah-4, and Emma-3) and one daughter in Heaven. Daniel works for Nissan and Stacy homeschools. They enjoy their life out in the country and spending time outdoors. They are perhaps considered experienced adoptive parents as Zoey and Selah were both adopted and have been […]

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Karsen was born in November 2008 and has Down syndrome. His heart is healthy.  He is available to single moms. Karsen is a kind, friendly, and sensitive little boy who frequently hugs the other children in his group. He walks independently, repeats words, and easily learns songs and dances. Karsen loves to eat and enjoys […]


PIPER for the Roush family — GA

Timothy and Tanna have been married almost 18 years and have 3 biological children. Their adoption journey began with a single prayer that, once answered, changed their lives forever. This prayer simply asked God to break their hearts for what breaks His and to rise up in them a holy passion. They adopted their youngest […]

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ANGEL for the Job family — CA

The Job family currently reside in Northern California and are thrilled to be adopting for the first time. Gary and Sasha have been married for nearly seventeen years and have been blessed with four amazing children. Their youngest biological child, Zoey, was born with a congenital heart defect as well as an extra chromosome – […]

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Pia #

Pia was born in 2002 and has been diagnosed with spina bifida (which has been surgically addressed), infantile cerebral palsy, club feet, slight lower paraparesis, and mild developmental delays. Pia is an inquisitive and sociable teen who shows a generally positive attitude. She has a well-developed active vocabulary and easily makes conversation. Pia is oriented […]


Kade #16-2

DOB: 2002 Diagnosis: Down syndrome, asthma Listed: October 9, 2011 2014 UPDATE:  Kade was moved out of an institution and into a group home in 2014.  He is described as sensitive, with alert look, inquisitive, willful, contact and adaptive to the group. He is oriented in his immediate social environment and in the scheme of […]


Antoinette #24-33

Girl almost 8 years old infantile cerebral palsy; blindness; bilateral sensorineural hearing loss, muscle tone – quadri-hypotonia and hyperreflexia. Listed: July 2014 FEB 2017: CP, Atrophy of optic nerve, neuritis of hearing nerve bilateral with deafness in left The girl usually is calm, in moment of indisposition she shouts, cries.  Shows joy and sadness . […]



Girl, almost 11 years old special needs: infantile cerebral palsy – mixed form, with lower limb flaccid paraparesis, with monoplegia of the right upper limb; surgical intervention of Spina bifida occulta after tuberculous meningoencephalitis; From the agency representative who met her:  We are delighted deeply touched by this girl’s kindness and sweet personality. Her intellect […]


LAYLA for the Adams family — NC

The Adams adoption adventure actually spans several years. It was a desire Diane had since she was young. Diane always loved children and raised a wonderful son (Nick). However, with pay equivalent to a teacher and single, it took several years to actually be in a position to be able to afford adoption. Diane saved […]

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MARTIN for the Cotner family — NC

William and Lee-Ann Cotner had a whirlwind romance that has set the tone for their adventurous, fun loving family. William is an Active Duty Military Police officer. Lee-Ann is currently a stay at home mom but, with a background in education, which is where her heart completely fell in love with her students blessed by […]

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Grady and Vanessa #

Grady, boy, age 10 Vanessa, girl, age 16 Vanessa will be able to be adopted past age 16 as long as she is adopted with her brother, Grady. Grady is an adorable little boy who is very social and loves to communicate and interact with others. He has lived with a foster family and his […]


Landon #

Boy, age 2 Probable Opitz Syndrome GBBB resulting in fronto-nasal dysplasia, hypertelorism, & male karyotype, MLPA-N. Hypospadias penis, surgically corrected in 2015. Accidental heart noise at birth, no longer present. Landon enjoys interacting with the other children and is interested in music. He is a happy child and is developing appropriately for his age. Detailed […]



Girl, born 2015 PRC Down syndrome Listed: Feb 2017 Meilani is described as “clever, cute, pretty, and very endearing.” She is lively and active, with an extroverted personality. She is a happy little girl with a ready smile. She likes to play outside. Meilani enjoys playing with her little friends and watching TV. She eats […]


LANA for the Rice family — MI

Kathy lives in West Michigan, where she was born and raised. Kathy was introduced to adoption – especially international adoption, and Reece’s Rainbow, when her daughter decided to adopt a little girl with Down syndrome from Eastern Europe. Her daughter and granddaughter returned home in December 2015. While following her daughter’s adoption and the year […]

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John and Anthony #479

John, age 13 Diagnosis: Moderate delay in development Anthony, age 12 Diagnosis: Moderate delay in development Listed: Aug 2014 (originally listed as Trey and Trent) John is a 13-year-old boy who lives in Eastern Europe. He is inquisitive and interested in many subjects. He has difficulty understanding the difference between “wants” and “needs” and relies […]


Delaney #

Girl, born 2012 Hydrocephalus internal – ventriculoperitoneal shunt, Spina bifida, congenital anomalies of the urinary system, ventral hernia. Listed: April 25, 2016 Update Jan 2017: Delaney is a beautiful, sweet, calm girl. She likes to be hugged and held. She likes it when someone takes care of her and to be outside, with her stroller and […]


JEWEL for the Jones family — MT

Cory and Kate Jones have been married for 10 years and live in northwest Montana.  They have 3 boys ages 6, 5, 2, and a daughter age 2.  Christ is the center of their lives and they strive to live and love the way Christ loves.  They adopted their 2 year old daughter, KyLynn, in […]

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Isaiah #

Boy, age: 10 years Special needs: prematurity of 1 degree; dextrocardia (without any heart malformations); moderate mental delay; delayed speech development Listed Jan 2017 Isaiah has age-correspondent physical development; He is in a stable and good health condition; His dextrocardia does not cause him any problems. Isaiah is marking significant progress in his development in […]



Girl, born 2007 PRC Down syndrome, Congenital heart defect Listed: January 2017 Daisy loves to dance and listen to music. She enjoys being her foster mom’s little helper and is very protective and helpful with her little foster sister. She is learning how to help in the kitchen by cutting vegetables, cooking and folding clothes. […]


Amory #685

Boy, 2 years old Listed July 2016 Special needs: biological mother with mental delay; the child: good general condition; good physical development; chronic viral hepatitis B without delta-agent; gallbladder dyskinesia; infantile cerebral palsy – mixed form; pes equinus bilateralis; delayed neuropsychological development; The orthopedist who examined Amory earlier has recommended gymnastics as appropriate at present […]


Chelsea Qi for the Regan family — MD

Shannon lives in Maryland with her 14 year old son Alex. Alex is her pride and joy. After four miscarriages, and divorce, she still knew more children were meant for her family. She has been drawn to adoption since she was a little girl. Shannon grew up with physical disability in her family and knows […]

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JOHN, JAKE, and JARED for the Clements family — TX

We are Robert and Jennifer Clements. We live in Texas and have been married for almost four years. We both have a special love for children and a heart for serving our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. We have each been involved in our nephews and nieces lives growing up and have served in children’s […]

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NORAH for the Garvin family — WA

Nate and Sanae reside in the Seattle area with four wonderful boys. Though God has always surrounded them at church with families who’ve adopted special needs children, they never seriously considered adopting a child themselves – perhaps because of the trials they were facing –unemployment, finances, and health and perhaps because they felt they had […]

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Klay L35

Boy, born 2011 Sleep disorder. Other childhood emotional disorders, Anoxic brain damage, not elsewhere classified, aftereffects of perinatal hypoxia. Tracheostomy. Protein energy malnutrition. Language development delay. At nights boy uses artificial lung ventilation machine. Listed: Jan 11, 2017 Klay has brown eyes and dark brown hair. He is joyful, communicative, understands the everyday situations. Differentiates persons and […]


CHANCE for the Chinchak family — FL

Hello! We are the Chinchak Family from Central Florida and we hope to be the Forever Family for a special little boy in Eastern Europe. It is such an honor to be returning to Reece’s Rainbow for this adventure. Throughout 2015 we worked especially hard to earn the privilege to become the family to a […]

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William #

Boy, born Jan 2006 mild mental delay, hyperactivity, and speech/language delay Listed: Jan 10, 2017 William is in second grade and benefits from the care of a foster family. He needs help with his homework and has difficulty focusing in school. He has a limited vocabulary and struggles with pronunciation. He communicates non-verbally and would benefit […]


Melisa #

Girl, born 2004 She has been diagnosed with moderate mental delay and strabismus. Listed: Jan 2017 Melisa has benefited from the care of a foster family for two years. They include her in family outings and she has gone on two vacations with them. Her foster mother works with her to teach her new skills. […]


MILA for the Perry family — KY

Robbie and Kasey Perry are high school sweethearts now married for thirteen years. They have six biological children –first five boys and one baby girl- and knew they had more love to give. Both parents have always had a heart for adoption, believing adoption to be the theme of the Gospel, and after Kasey watched […]

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Tage #46

Boy, born 2012 Age-correspondent physical development and delayed neuropsychological development (mostly regarding speech), cognitive deficit correspondent to mild mental delay, and generalized developmental disorder – infantile autism. Listed: May 2015 Tage is a joyful and happy child.  He is healthy and does not get sick often. There is no delay in his physical development and […]


River L31

Boy, born on August 2012 premature birth (degree II), intrauterine infection, hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy I-II stage, physical and mental development delay, protein energy malnutrition, microcephaly, OU astigmatism, hypermetropia;  speech therapy recommended Listed: Jan 6, 2017 River has brown eyes and hair. Welcomes the given attention, but if it is suddenly stopped or in case of contact […]


Carice L30

Girl, born on January 2016 meningomyelocele of lumbosacral region, hydrocephalus, ventriculoperitoneal shunt; lower limbs flaccid paraparesis, congenital feet inversion-extension deformation, neurogenic bladder, which causes chronic urinary tract infections; Listed: Jan 6, 2017 Carice has bluish-grey eyes and brown hair.  She is very positive, often smiles, and always is glad when an adult talks or plays with her. […]


Bella #2-6

Girl, age 5 Down syndrome BELLA is 5 years old and has Down syndrome. Bella’s gross motor skills are well developed. She walks, runs, goes up and down the stairs without support, and throws a ball. She plays appropriately with toys and will play with her favorite toys for long periods of time. She plays […]


CHARLIE for the Amick family — NC

The Amick family is excited to be adopting again. Jeremy and Angela have been married for 17 years and have three biological boys- Nathan (12), Caleb (11) and Eli (8). They also have an adopted daughter from China- Lia (adopted in 2015). Jeremy is a pastor and Angela a nurse. They enjoy being outdoors, cooking […]

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Tess #

Tess was born in February 2004. She has been diagnosed with spina bifida (for which surgery has been done), hydrocephalus, mild cerebellar ataxia, and delayed physical and cognitive development. Tess walks independently for short distances with a distinctive gait, although she prefers to crawl. She can climb up and down stairs holding the railings, and […]


OSCAR for the Gunther family — Canada

Jalena knew she should adopt from from a very young age. Growing up her parents fostered teenagers and instilled in her, a heart for caring for others. She remembers being eight years old, sitting in a blanket fort with her best friend planning their futures. Jalena was going to be a Spice Girl, have a […]

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Boy, born 2011 PRC Down syndrome, extra finger on his right hand Listed: Dec 7, 2016 “Wilkie can understand the directions to finish the mission.” Now there is a gift! To understand directions, follow them through and finish the mission is a strong characteristic parents long for their children to develop and incorporate. Right up […]


CALINA for the Weaton family — AZ

Chris and Amy have been married for twelve years, and have hearts for growing their family through adoption. They have five young children, aged 1-9 years old, four of whom are adopted from Ethiopia, USA and China. They believe that family is more than blood, and built through love. Though some may say their hands […]

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Kennedy was born in July 2004 and found abandoned almost 6 months later. She has been diagnosed with Down Syndrome and estropia. I had the opportunity to spend time with Kennedy while volunteering on an advocacy trip in July 2013 and I just discovered that her adoption file was finally prepared in November 2015! I […]