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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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Matilda

Matilda was born in August 2015 and has Down Syndrome. Her heart defect has been surgically repaired, but she takes medication to help her heart. Matilda is an active, energetic girl who eats from a bottle, has acquired speech reflexes, sits with support, and sleeps well. * Due to increased protections on the children’s privacy […]

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Elliott

Elliott was born in July 2016 and has been diagnosed with dwarfism. * Due to increased protections on the children’s privacy in this country, a family must be prepared to travel with very little information. However, families may take a child to an independent medical exam during the first trip and coordinate a phone or […]

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KAISEY for the Forge family — NC

Robert and Theresa met in 2000.  She was a young widow with 3 small children, and Robert was divorced with 2 daughters.  Three years later, they got married and relocated to North Carolina. The youngest of the children is Theresa Lauren, who they call TT.  She was born with Down syndrome and heart issues. Raising […]

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JENNA for the Mondano-Shevchenko family — NY

Daria and Joe met in 2012, fell in love, and were married in 2014. Joe works as a paralegal for a city agency and Daria works as a vision teacher in a school for children with traumatic brain injuries and multiple disabilities. They have wanted children ever since they were first married. Sadly, while they […]

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LOGAN for the Pirkle family — AL

Taylor and Sarah Pirkle have been married for 6 years. Together they have 6 biological children, yours, mine and ours. Caden-13, Blake-12, Kati-10, Alyssa-9, Tatum-5 and Brooks-3. Taylor is an IT specialist with a medical company while Sarah is a nurse at a home health agency. Their children are active in school and extracurricular activities. […]

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Charlie and Milo are turning two!

What a fantastic last year! These boys have truly grown by leaps and bounds since their first birthday bash. Our family has been greatly blessed in so many ways. We are blessed with these two boys – starting each morning greeted by their smiles, filling our days with their antics, and saying goodnight after singing […]

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Sean

Boy, Born December 2008 PRC Down syndrome Listed prior to 2010 Updated photo from 2016! Update from 2016:  He is easy going, cannot walk without assistance, understands simple instructions, affectionate, and doesn’t interact with children much because he isn’t moving around. From a missionary who visited with him in August 2010:  “Sean was found abandoned by the […]

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Roman

Boy, born 2013 Hydrocephalus, had surgery at 3 months to install shunt. Listed November 22, 2014 Roman was born prematurely. He is a twin — the healthy twin went home with the parents. Roman makes very good eye contact, is trying to talk, likes to play with toys. $1,940.45 has been donated towards the cost of […]

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Mia

Girl, born summer 2014 PRC Down syndrome Mia will turn 3 next month! Mia is described as sensitive, quiet, and affectionate; she enjoys hugging and being held by her caretaker. Her favorite toys are those that make sounds, like bells. Mia was born with Down Syndrome and abandoned at 2 months old. The most recent […]

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A Family for LEO and SJ

We always viewed adoption as a part of our family’s future. Mom was born with a metabolic disorder called Phenylketonuria (PKU) that when treated immediately and consistently throughout life, allows the individual to pursue a happy, healthy life. Untreated, PKU causes cognitive delays and other neurological problems. Because our home is already set up to […]

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Valentine

Boy, born 2007 Listed: Feb 2014 From the family hosting Valentine in summer 2017: Valentine is polite and affectionate, in an appropriate way. He is easy-going and gets along with everyone. He is gentle with our younger children (ages 5 years and almost a year old). He is athletic and likes to be active; he […]

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Fynn

Boy, born 2015 Down syndrome New pic January 2017!  Listed: Nov 2, 2016     $1818.16 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption.

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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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Deacon

Boy, born 2017 Down syndrome congenital heart defect – atrial septal defect Listed: March 30, 2017 A bitty baby! $687.90 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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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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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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ALVARO 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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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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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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Lilya

Girl, born 2016 Down Syndrome Listed:  March 28, 2017 Can’t wait to see her smiling! $81.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Charlie

Boy, born 2013 PRC Down syndrome, CHD Listed: March 2017   RODS in partnership with Whovian Running Club   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. […]

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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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Pierce

Boy, born 2015 PRC Down syndrome Listed: Nov 2016 Pierce is in a wonderful foster home. An update from October 2016 says that he is sitting up on his own and full of spunk and personality. He likes to play outdoors. Agency staff met Pierce in September 2016.   $76.50 has been donated towards the cost of […]

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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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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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Anna and Alex #

Anna and Alex, twins, age 2 ½ Listed: Dec 1, 2016 Anna has cerebral palsy and, as a result, is severely delayed. She and her brother were born very early, each weighing around 2 pounds. Anna is unable to stand. While Anna does vocalize, she is unable to articulate words. She has severe cognitive delays, […]

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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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