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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Antonio #

Boy: 2013 Special needs: prematurity (born in 36 g.w.), intrauterine hypotrophy; born with necrotizing enterocolitis and peritonitis- surgically treated with installation of ileostoma; mild degree of post-ischemic encephalopathy; periventricular leukomalacia; infantile cerebral palsy-mixed form; condition after surgery for necrotizing enterocolitis; protein-calorie malnutrition of 3rd degree; severely delayed physical and neuro-psychological development; severely delayed speech development; […]

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Jaz

Girl, born 2014 PRC Down syndrome, Congenital heart defect, Hexadactylia (two thumbs on each hand) Adorable soon to be three-year-old Jaz loves to watch herself in the mirror. She enjoys clapping her hands, making sounds, and making the other kids very happy! Jaz loves her foster mother and early childhood teacher. She gets along well […]

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Chloe

Girl, age 6 Blind When Chloe came into care as a toddler, she was non-verbal and had little exposure to stimulation and affection. After being in her foster home, six-year-old Chloe is now speaking full sentences primarily in English, has good comprehension skills, eats on her own, dances, sings and laughs. She is known as […]

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Lily

Girl, age 12 Cerebral pasly, HIV Known as Lily by her committed orphanage volunteers, she recently had a big celebration for her 12th birthday. Lily is described as a caretaker with a bright, warm and joy filled personality. She loves to wear new dresses and new shoes, play with baby dolls, read books, color, laugh, […]

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Jenny

Girl, 6 years old Down syndrome, CHD (post-op) CO-5 Jenny is a sweet 6-years-old girl with Down syndrome living in a children’s home. Jenny has been described as an affectionate and calm young girl who enjoys playing games and loves animals and other young children. It has been said that nothing brings a bigger smile […]

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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 […]

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Everleigh

Girl, born 2013 PRC Down syndrome Meet Everleigh! This pretty little one is 4 years old, and came into care as a baby. Everleigh has Down syndrome. Her motor skills and speech are a bit delayed, as expected. Everleigh loves to play with the other kids, and enjoys being outdoors. She is close to her […]

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EMMA for the Vincent family — FL

Jarret and April have been married for 10 years with three biological children. Their youngest daughter, Amelia, who is two, has Down syndrome. Here’s their story: We received Amelia’s suspected diagnosis of Down syndrome the day she was born. Basically a doctor walked in and said, “You know your daughter probably has Down syndrome, right?” […]

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Titus #

Boy:  2015 Titus has a congenital cardiac malformation, specifically an intra pericardial septal defect with volume loading of right cavities.  He has also been diagnosed with atactic cerebral palsy and a moderate mental delay.  Titus enjoys holding toys and reaches for a toy if it is out in front of him.  He is able to […]

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Daisey

Girl, born 2015 PRC Down syndrome / thumb deformity Meet Daisey! This little one is 2 years old, and has been in foster care for the past year. Daisey is a sweet baby girl, who has Down syndrome, and a small deformity of her left thumb. (Polydactyly is a congenital anomaly with a wide range […]

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KENNEDY for the Bouchard family — MO

The Bouchard family is so excited to be adopting again!  They have prayed for years for some of the older little girls on Reece’s Rainbow to find their forever families, so when God opened the door for them to be able to go back, they were so excited to begin Kennedy’s adoption.  Kennedy will have […]

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Nita #

Girl: 2015 Diagnosis: neonatal hepatitis and congenital hypothyroidism; congenital malformities stigmas in the background.   Nita lives in Eastern Europe and is age 1. She was born premature. She was diagnosed with congenital impaired infant with hypothyroidism, neonatal hepatitis with pancytopenia. She stands up alone and can take steps with support. Nita is deeply lagging […]

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OLIVER for the Robertson family — NJ

Trent and Amber have been married for eight years. They have three children. The oldest, an 11 year old daughter who joined their family with Amber, is a sweet, loving child who enjoys softball and soccer. Together, they have two young sons. The four year old is hilarious and loves helping Dad with yard-work and […]

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Joey

Boy, born 2014 PRC Down syndrome Joey came into care when he was about ten days old. He has Down Syndrome. This cute little guy can sit and stand alone, and walks when someone holds his hands. He doesn’t yet speak any words, but he makes some sounds. He plays with the other children, although […]

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Leo Yi

Boy, born 2004 PRC PKU (Phenylketonuria) Leo has a team of advocates on his side, because we have all fallen in love with this sweet, gentle boy. Leo has PKU; this is a special need where his body does not process protein in a typical manner. Because he has not had a special vegetarian-type diet, […]

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EMMA for the Parkinson family — VA

Mark and Rachel Parkinson have been happily married 16 years. We have three beautiful children.. Christian, Naomi and Ella. We have a fun farmette where we enjoy all of our animals and plenty of fresh air! Adoption has been on Rachel’s heart since she was a little girl…she dreamt of having her own orphanage one […]

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EVITA for the Berna family — OH

Josh and Devin have been married for 10 years, and have 3 biological children. While never truly struggling with infertility, they have experienced the pain and loss of miscarriage, and the stillbirth of one of their sons. They cherish the precious lives of each of their children and are grateful for every child they have […]

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Joran #

Male: 2004 Listed: 5/2017 Joran is a happy, loving young boy. He has Infantile cerebral palsy and spastic quadriparesis. He also has epilepsy and a severe mental delay. His motor skills are severely impaired and he cannot walk alone without a supporting equipment. He is extremely sensitive to sounds and touch. When he needs attention, or […]

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Kelly

Girl, born 2014 PRC Down syndrome This beautiful child who could not be any more adorable is Kelly! Kelly is close to her foster mother and she likes playing with other kids. She likes playing with all sorts of toys, including balls, blocks, and a toy piano. She loves playing a game where you have […]

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Wendyll

Boy, Born 2014 PRC Down syndrome Wendyll is a wonderful two-year-old boy waiting for a forever family. He has a good appetite and is not a picky eater. He loves to eat and will make noises when he sees the caregivers getting food ready. He will even make noises when he is full and the […]

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Sheena

Girl, born 2012 PRC Down syndrome, congenital heart defect (ASD, VSD); Ametropia Sheena is the sweetest four-year-old girl around! Agency staff have met her and said that she is very smart and pleasant. Sheena is also a favorite of her caretakers, giving her a lot of extra attention and love. She was sitting independently between 9-11 […]

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Kyle

Boy, almost 3 years FAS, microdeletion syndrome 15q13.3, facial dysmorphia, speech delay, hyperopia (wear glasses) This sweet boy is very energetic and friendly. He loves kisses and cuddles. He was neglected by his biological mother and made a huge progress after his placement to a foster family. He attends a small preschool with 4-5 other […]

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Eden

Girl, born 2013 PRC Down syndrome, congenital heart defect Eden is an adorable little four-year-old girl! She was born with down syndrome and congenital heart defects – VSD, double outlet of RV, and pulmonary stenosis. Eden is described by her caretakers as active, sweet, and very pretty. She loves music with a quick rhythm and […]

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Meadow

Girl, born 2014 PRC Down syndrome, Congenital heart defect   Meadow is a beautiful girl who was found as a newborn and was moved into a foster family in May of 2016. She adapted to her foster family quickly and has a good routine schedule, including a daily nap. Meadow has a good appetite and […]

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Jordan

Boy, born early 2012 Down syndrome Listed: May 11, 2017 Jordan is a 5 year old boy with Down Syndrome. He is described as extremely friendly and easily soothed. Despite his language and developmental delays, he enjoys playing with the other children in his orphanage. The agency has photos to share at the appropriate point […]

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Emma

Girl, born summer 2012 Down syndrome Listed: May 11, 2017 Emma is an adorable 4 year old girl with Downs syndrome.  Emma is from a predominantly Christian state in Northeastern India that boarders with Myanmar. She is described as happy and enjoys playing with other children. The agency has photos to share at the appropriate […]

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Dobie

Boy, born 2014 PRC Down syndrome, Congenital Heart Defect Two-year-old Dobie is a delightful little boy with a love for music and dancing. In April of 2016, Dobie was moved from his orphanage to a foster family. Dobie can say dad and mum and can turn his head when called. When strangers try to hold […]

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Cole #

Boy: 2015 Listed: 5/2017 Cole is 2 year old sunny boy, he is very sociable and loving who was prematurely born, Delayed neuro-psychological development. Cerebral palsy spastic quadriparesis.  Estropia of the left eye. Horizontal nystagmus  There is no confirmed metabolism disorder.  Receives daily therapy. He sleeps calm but sometimes he wakes up and wants to eat and […]

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Jonas #

Boy: 2011 Listed: May 2017 Special needs: 2nd-degree prematurity; epilepsy; convergent strabismus; esotropia of the left eye; hypermetropia (long-sightedness); mild mental delay; delayed speech development; other pervasive developmental disorders; Jonas is on several medications. Jonas’s motor activity completely corresponds to the expected developmental level for his calendar age.  Although his fine motor skills need to […]

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ADLEY for the Seay family — PA

Brian and Cortney are excited to go back to Eastern Europe to adopt another child with special needs. A little over four years ago, they adopted two children with special needs, a son with Down Syndrome and a daughter with cerebral palsy, from the same country. This came after God opened their eyes to how […]

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ZOEY for the Means family — KS

Antigone is the mother of eight incredible children, who just wasn’t ready for an empty nest as her oldest near adulthood. No stranger to adoption, Antigone and her two biological children first decided to grow their family through adoption in 2005, when they were 4 and 6 years old. Their new sister was almost 3, […]

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Indy Llew’s Birthday

Help celebrate Indy Llew’s birthday by helping a family bring home their child! What a beautiful first year we have had with our girl. We wanted to do something special to celebrate Indy’s birthday, and kept coming back to Reece’s Rainbow. There are so many children that need loving homes and the opportunity to thrive. […]

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Champ

Boy, born 2013 T-A Premature, traumatic birth, history of seizures Listed: May 2017 Champ was born one month premature and he suffered from HIE (hypoxic-ischemi encephalopathy) which is basically brain damage caused by lack of oxygen.  All of his medical complications, except for the cleft lip and palate, were caused by his traumatic birth. Champ […]

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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: April 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 […]

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Harlow

Girl, born 2013 PRC Congenital retinal degeneration, developmental delays Listed: April 2017 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 […]

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Annie

Girl, born 2014 PRC Down syndrome/CHD (post surgery) Listed: March 2017 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. […]

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Nora

Girl, born 2006 PRC Down syndrome, Congenital heart disease (repaired) Listed: April 2017 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 […]

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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 Listed: Nov 2015 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 […]

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Bonny

Girl, born 2014 PRC Down syndrome Listed: March 2017 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 […]

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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 eye contact […]

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Franny

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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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. Listed: Feb 2017 Pia is an inquisitive and sociable teen who shows a generally positive attitude. She has a well-developed active vocabulary and easily makes conversation. […]

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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 […]

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AMELINDA for the Terborg family — IN

Jill is a single mom to two girls adopted from China. Jill always felt that she would adopt someday. She never thought that she would be doing it on her own, but feels incredibly blessed to be their mom. Jill adopted Ella in 2009 and Lexie in 2012. Both girls were adopted through the special […]

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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 . […]

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ISABELLA #

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 […]

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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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NATALIA and RYDER for the Newby family — NC

Our family was blessed with a miracle in 2014 when we learned after seventeen years of infertility we were expecting a baby. This little miracle would bring along an extra special combination of chromosomes aka Down syndrome. We couldn’t imagine the joy we had in store when he joined our family. Every milestone has been […]

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WILKIE and OLIVIA for the Ellison family — UT

Almost 3 years ago while preparing his file for families to review, adoption worker Stefani Ellison first saw the chubby little face of an endearing toddler boy. His special need was Down Syndrome and he had an extra tiny thumb protruding from his right thumb. That should have been her first clue. He was giving […]

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