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Nate

BOY, born August 2006 Nate is a handsome young man!   He was born with CP, and has some vision problems as a result of CMV (cytomegalovirus). He has brown hair and big brown eyes.   He is not able to walk on his own, but he will truly blossom in a loving family, who can provide the […]

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Meet the Harmon Family

I had to share this new family (btw, any RR family who would like to be a featured blog post, please contact Lucille)! They shared their adoption announcement video and I fell in love! You will too! Their girls are brilliant! Here is their post and if you can donate to help them get started, […]

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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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The World Stopped

This is a blog post from one of our repeat Reece’s Rainbow families. The Nalles have adopted two boys from Ukraine and are in process of adopting a little girl. They are also one of our strongest advocates. Since adopting Aaron in 2010 they have been shouting about The Lost Boys ever since. They have […]

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Rowen #

Boy: 2005 Diagnosis: strabismus; mild mental delay Rowen is calm, sociable and affectionate. He is well-accepted and liked by others. He is able to establish friendships and communicates well with the other children in his group. Rowen has a best friend with whom he likes to spend his spare time in joint games and laughter. Rowen […]

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Verity #

Girl: 2004 Special needs: congenital microphthalmia of the left eye; strabismus Verity has well-developed hygiene habits. She eats independently, uses the cutlery adequately and has developed all of her self-service skills. Verity is sociable, friendly, responsive and affectionate. She likes being among other people. She prefers interacting with peers, but she also communicates well with […]

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Valarie #

Girl: 2015 Listed: 5/2017 Valarie is a sweet little 1-year-old looking for a family. Valarie is allergic to the medication Medaxon, she has a chronic liver insufficiency, atresia of the extrahepatic bile ducts, and liver cirrhosis. She can move and roll over from her back to her stomach. Valarie likes playing with different toys and […]

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Noah’s Birthday!

Noah has been home with his forever family for a year And now we get to celebrate with him as he turns two ! What better way to celebrate this little miracle then to help another waiting child find their happy ending like Noah did. One of the hardest things we ever had to do […]

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Stella

Girl, born 2010 Down syndrome Listed: August 3, 2016 NEW VIDEO!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSDRmbGeQds   From a family who met her in February 2017:  ” She is what would be considered “low functioning”. I would describe her as autistic, although autism is not listed in her chart. She is currently fed via tube inserted into her mouth to […]

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ETHAN for the Parsley family — AL

Jason and Alex Parsley have been happily married for 13 years and have a beautiful family of 5 (now going on 6!). They have 3 biological children: Lily, their oldest daughter, of 12 years old; Laila, their 2nd daughter, at 10 years old, and Jed, their son, who is now 6 years old. Jason and […]

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A Child for the Klassen Family — Canada

Jason and Celeste Klassen were kids when they first met, but have now been married for 6 years. Once they decided they were ready for kids of their own, they decided to be a little unconventional! They wanted to start their family by adopting a child that needed a home, instead of making another one. […]

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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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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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Wren

Girl, born 2017 Down Syndrome low muscle tone atrial septal defect patent ductus arteriosus So soulful! $380.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Gabriella

Girl, born February 2014 PRC osteo-genesis imperfecta (OI) Listed: Jan 26, 2016 Gabriella might have fragile bones but she has a mighty heart! She is currently living in a foster care center that focuses on caring for children with bone conditions. She is not currently getting pamidronate or any IV treatment for her condition as […]

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Hailey and Hugh

Sibling Pair, ages 9 & 6 T-2sibs Hailey has developmental delays and vision issues Hailey & Hugh need to be together!! Listed: April 2017 These siblings are unfortunately living apart, as the children are housed by age and gender at the facilities. They miss each other a lot and they’re both always happy to see […]

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Kelan #

Boy, born: 2004Diagnoses:  Grand Mal seizures; Epilepsy Partialis; brain edema; attachment disorder; Nocturnal Enuresis; learning abilities. Listed: April 2017 Kelan is from Eastern Europe.  He was placed in a baby house shortly after birth and is currently residing in a group home for children.  Kelan’s attention is lacking.  He can concentrate on routine tasks for […]

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Kessler #

Boy 2008 Listed: April 2017 Diagnosis:  Infantile cerebral palsy – quadric paresis; Severe to deep mental delay; Delay in the neuro-psychological development. Kessler lived with his birth parents until he was almost 3-years-old when he was placed in an orphanage.  He currently resides in a group home. Kessler can turn from his back to his […]

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Last Minute Funding

Last minute travel funding requests for this month are due to the Funding Committee by the last day of the month. Families who have already received travel dates are eligible to apply. Please email funding@reecesrainbow.org with a brief explanation of the scope and reason for your financial need. The Committee meets by the 5th of […]

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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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Charlie

Boy, born 2013 PRC Down syndrome, CHD Listed: March 2017 Charlie is tenacious and determined. He will work at new skills until he has grasped them – whether learning to balance or stealing crackers to share with the other children! Charlie is adventurous and loves to explore. His caretakers report that he is always curious about […]

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Wrayna

Girl, PRC Down syndrome Wrayna is an 11-year old sweetheart, with tiny splashes of silly and spunk thrown in. This girl loves to sing children’s rhymes and recite poetry, and she says that her favorite activities are doing art and writing characters. Her love for creativity is evident, in fact, as she spent much of […]

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Mayson #11-61

Age 2: Diagnosis: Hemophilia B & esophageal atresia Mayson is 2 years old and is living in an orphanage where the doctors and staff work diligently to address his medical needs. He has a gastric feeding tube (G-tube) and this is how he receives all of his nutrition. He walks, says a few simple words, follows simple […]

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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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MARY for the Nalle family — VA

Rob and Julia Nalle have been happily married for 24 years, and have two biological sons: 22-year-old Benjamin and 18-year-old Elijah. They brought home their first adopted son, Aaron, in 2010. That first adoption turned out to be as life-changing for Rob and Julia as it was for Aaron; for it opened their eyes to […]

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Robert Jay

Boy, born July 2014 PRC Down syndrome In September of 2015, I met the most special baby boy! He was to be advocated for as ‘Robert.’ Robert was 14 months old at the time and he didn’t have a file even started. Let me tell you about this little angel. This precious baby boy was […]

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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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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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Mona

Mona was born in May 2015 and has Down Syndrome as well as Tetralogy of Fallot. She has been monitored regularly by a cardiologist and heart surgery is scheduled for March 2017. Update April 2017: Mona had the flu in March so her heart surgery has been postponed to a later time this spring. Listed: […]

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ADRIAN and ADRIANNA

Boy, born 2013 Autism Girl, born 2012 Mild Autism Adrianna talks, understands everything, communicates well with others.   Available fall 2017!   $63.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Gabby and Stephen #

Brother and sister, ages 12 and 9 Listed: Feb 2017 The children are wonderful, despite the tough first years of their lives, living in a very poor environment and being severely neglected. Stephan was still a young boy, who had to take care of his younger sister. This made him much more mature than his […]

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Lylah

Girl, born 2015 PRC Down syndrome, heart defect Listed: Feb 2017 AN UPDATE FROM NOVEMBER 2016 SAYS: Lylah is very attached to her ayi and has just learned to sit up on her own. Her core strength continues to improve and she has a very sweet personality with silly smiles and giggles. She is in […]

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Mari Rose

Girl, born 2016 Down syndrome, congenital heart disease   She just had heart surgery in country! $1,653.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Girl, born 2011 PRC Down syndrome Mae responded to her name at one year old, and appeared very excited when she saw the caregiver coming her way with her bottle. She would hold her bottle tightly and drank until the bottle was empty. When she was about two, she started to walk independently. Her favorite […]

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Hugs From Auntie

Dearest Reece’s Rainbow Friends: Just going to lay it on the table.  “Auntie” is retiring from Reece’s Rainbow. Please take a few minutes to read thoroughly through this message.  I have so much to share with you. Effective February 1, I will be stepping down as the Executive Director of RR.   I will assist […]

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Jake (L)

Boy, born 2015 Down syndrome, specific mixed development disorder, operation plastic of Ventrical Septal Defect and Atrial Septal defect as well as closing Open arterial duct (canal); heart insufficiency, stage C, class F III, hypermetropy astigmatism, low height Listed: Jan 26, 2017 Update 1-26-17: Jacob’s heart insufficiency diagnosis was before the operation and there are […]

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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 […]

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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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Blossom L34

Girl, born on October 2003 Down syndrome, mental delays, speech and language delays, behavior/attention issues. Hypothyroidism. Bronchial asthma. Astigmatism. Hypermetropia. The girl needs to wear glasses for distance. Listed: Jan 10, 2017 Blossom resides in an out-of-family care institution since October 2003 — her mother placed her in the social care center, as she couldn’t provide care […]

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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 […]

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LILYA for the Colfack family — NE

Rex and Melissa, have been married for 20 years and have 4 children; 3 biological and one adopted daughter from China. Rex, Melissa, and their children are excited to welcome another little girl into their family. Reece’s Rainbow grabbed their hearts nearly 10 years ago and even though they loved the idea of adopting they […]

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JONATHAN for the Ewer family — NJ

The Ewer family has started their adoption journey to adopt a little boy named Jonathan.They are so excited to bring him home and call him their son! Along with the title son he will also gain the title of “big brother”, “little brother”, and of course gain the title of “orphan no more!” Jonathan will […]

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Wilkie

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 […]

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Wregan

Girl, born 2012 PRC Down syndrome Listed: Dec 7, 2016 Wregan also participated in the agency’s camp. She is sassy, spunky and a good dancer! She participated in the group performances and was able to execute choreography with little prompting. Wregan was also meeting milestones for a child her age with Down syndrome according to […]

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Evita

Evita was born in May 2016 and has Down Syndrome. She’s very active, reaches for toys and grabs them. She can roll both ways. The director and doctor at her orphanage are very impressed with her development. She is available to single mothers. $2,754.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Mary

Girl, born 2011 epilepsy other disorder of psychological development Her speech centers are affected, she can hardly pronounce separate words but caregivers understand her. Her epilepsy presents in uncontrolled body movements (her body slightly rocks, hands and legs slightly move, sometimes she can even fall down). She is very beautiful, smart and kind. $1,590.45 has […]

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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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Roxy #2-5

Age: 2 Diagnosis: Down syndrome Roxy recognizes her name and is making some sounds. She is not yet speaking words. She recognizes familiar people. She plays with toys and interacts with others. She tries to get the attention of adults when she wants someone to interact with her. She explores things both visually and tactile […]

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Ruth #1-55

Girl, Age: 1 Diagnosis: Chronic Monocytic Leukemia – Juvenile Myeloid-Monocytic Leukemia- in remission Ruth is currently being raised in an orphanage. She was diagnosed with leukemia at 7 months old. According to the orphanage director, she is currently in remission and only requires a daily oral medication. The director indicated that her prognosis is very […]

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Noelani

Girl, born Sept 2014 PRC Down syndrome Meet Noelani! She has just turned 2 years old, and is about the cutest little one ever! Noelani has Down syndrome, and is waiting to be your daughter. She has the typical delays, but is working very hard to progress. Noelani is a favorite of the nannies there, and […]

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Martin #

Martin is a lovable 21-month old boy. He is described as calm and likes to seek out attention from adults. Martin also loves to receive hugs from other people and is able to walk when held by both hands. Martin is also able to steadily sit up unaided. Doctors have diagnosed Martin with Down Syndrome. […]

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Jenny

Girl, 3 years old Jenny has spent her whole her life at the hospital. She has chronic respiratory failure due to respiratory distress in the night. Listed: Oct 2016 She is a very cheerful girl who is looking for company of adults. Her speech development is difficult because of the tracheotomy tube but she is working […]

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Kim

girl, born 2015 aortopulonary septal defect; disorder of brain; other atopic dermatitis; rickets Listed: October 2016   Being adopted outside of RR $149.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!  

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JOSEPH for the Graves family — IN

Jared and Michelle Graves have been happily married for 11 memorable years.  They have been fortunate enough to have 3 biological sons, Andrew (16), Evan (12), and Jake (9).  They are hoping to add just one more boy to their family, Joseph.  Michelle comes from a large family of four sisters, two brothers, and nine […]

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Sadira

Girl, born March 2014 PRC Down Syndrome/extra digit Listed: Oct 2016 Sadira is a delightful little one who is 2 years old. She came to the orphanage when she was just a few weeks old, and was found to have Down syndrome, and an extra thumb on one hand. Sadira has the delays typical of […]

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Anderson

Anderson was born in August 2015 and has been diagnosed with bilateral fibular hemimelia, left forearm amelia, and congenital talipes equinovarus. He has been receiving treatment for his limb differences in the form of surgery, casts and braces. Anderson’s caregivers, doctor and orphanage director report that his development is excellent. He is active, crawls, rolls, […]

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Tina

Girl, 9 years old M-OD cerebral palsy, speech delays Listed: Oct 6, 2016 Tina is a 9 year old girl who is a very cheerful, active, sociable and persistent child who easily shows her emotions. She is a bit shy upon meeting new people, but when she feels like trust has been established, she is playful […]

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Ace

Girl, 9 years old M-OD Listed: Oct 6, 2016 Ace is a 9 year old girl who is very cheerful, sensitive and affectionate. When she feels comfortable with people, she becomes playful, smiles and is affectionate. She enjoys company and demands constant attention from adults. It is generally hard for Ace to trust those around her. […]

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A.V.

Boy, 14 years old M-OD Intellectual delays Listed Oct 2016 A.V. is a very cheerful and sociable child. He is affectionate, sensitive and empathetic to the needs of others. He usually protects the smallest children and is very happy when he realizes these children feel safe at his side. He enjoys being the leader during games […]

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Katie & Barbie

Sisters, 6 & 4 years old Listed March 21, 2016 Katie is a very energetic and open girl. She is very independent and takes care of herself. She lives in a foster family. She is attending preschool and enjoying it very much. She likes art activities and her drawings are very colored and clear. She […]

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Carrie

Carrie was born in 2011. Carrie was previously listed with her older sisters.  Her sisters were adopted domestically.   $734.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Hugo

Boy, born late 2015 Microcephaly, cardiovascular disorders (heart murmur), problem with vision Hugo resides in a foster family. He is very cheerful and interested in his environment. He has vision problems but he can focus on the faces and smaller objects (he is following objects with his eyes). In the position on his belly can […]

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