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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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Evan #

Boy: 2015 Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus, optic nerve atrophy Evan lives in a baby house in Eastern Europe.  His current diagnoses include: Congenital hydrocephalus – VPS. Horizontal nystagmus. Atrophy of the visual nerve. Moderate muscle hypotonia. Mild mental delay. Delay in the neuro-psychological development. Evan is interested in what is happening around him. He turns his head […]

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Honor

Girl, born 2006 Craniofacial differences, skull defect with rib graft, has limited vision in right eye. Normal intellectual abilities and normal gross and fine motor abilities. Honor grasps concepts quickly but is falling behind in school, largely in part due to teasing from other students. She doesn’t like going to school because of the teasing […]

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Nolan

Boy, born 2007 Cerebral palsy, deaf Nolan has cerebral palsy (spastic quadriplegia) and a moderate intellectual delay. He is also profoundly deaf. He uses and understands American Sign Language at a beginner level. He used to be able to walk independently with orthotics, but recently lost that ability. He has a g-tube for feeding due […]

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Jai

Boy, born 2014 PRC Down Syndrome, Eyelid Ptosis, Nystagmus Listed: Sept 2017 Meet Jai! He will be turning 3 years old this fall. Jai’s nannies say he is generally a pretty active kiddo! He loves being outside – when it is time to play outside he is able to recognize his shoes and will ask […]

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Ashford #

Boy: 2015 Diagnosis: Microcephaly Ashford enjoys the presence of adults and emotionally expresses himself with laughter, crying and sounds.  He laughs when tickled and smiles when he sees familiar faces.  Ashford is unable to sit, stand, nor does he have head control.  He prefers to be on his stomach.  He does not have coordinated movement […]

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Jacquie

Girl, born 2016 PRC Down syndrome, CHD (post-op) Jacquie is a lovebug! Sweet Jacquie loves to babble and engage with her nannies. She has great eye contact and is fascinated by faces. Although she is just a young baby, it is obvious she is curious and is interested in her surroundings. Put a toy in […]

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Jerome

Boy, born 2016 esophageal obstruction GERD bronchopneumonia ventricular septal defect unspecified severe protein-calorie malnutrition benign intercranial hypertension $7.20 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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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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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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Lily

Girl, born 2014 PRC Down syndrome   FEBRUARY 2017 UPDATE: She can crawl and sit without assistance and can walk and run with a walker, but could not stand on her own yet. There were no changes with her health and she had gotten stronger and gained some weight. Her development is still delayed compared […]

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Jaz

Girl, born 2014 PRC Down syndrome, Congenital heart defect, Hexadactylia (two thumbs on each hand) Pictures & video from 2017 available. 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 […]

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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 Listed: June 2017 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 […]

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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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Tate

Boy, born 2016 Down syndrome & atrial septal defect Hk-4 Tate is a lovely and cheerful boy waiting for his adoptive family. Other than Down Syndrome and an atrial septal defect, Tate is a healthy little boy. He loves to hold toys and makes sounds to react to people. He is also able to roll […]

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Rowen #

Boy: 2005 Diagnosis: strabismus; mild mental delay Listed: June 2017 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 […]

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Verity #

Girl: 2004 Special needs: congenital microphthalmia of the left eye; strabismus Listed: June 2017 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 […]

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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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Roger

Boy, born 2016 Down syndrome atrial septal defect other disorder of nervous system   Listed: May 2017 Sweet baby boy!! $4.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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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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Maggie Mae

Girl, born 2014 PRC Dwarfism, cerebral palsy Listed: April 2017 This sweet girl needs a family!  Her report says she’s introverted and doesn’t yet speak.  She’s said to show little expression on her face — poor girl needs some loving attention to thrive and reach her full potential. $310.50 has been donated towards the cost of […]

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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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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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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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Mae

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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Sydney

Girl, born 2012 epilepsy moderate mental delays congenital talipes calcaneovalgus other chromosomal abnormality myopia Listed: January 2017 $31.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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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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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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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. […]

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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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Harley

Girl, born Feb 2014 PRC Down syndrome Listed: Dec 16, 2016 Harley’s paperwork states that she is 3 years old, but the doctors think she may be younger than that. Regardless of her age, Harley is a little sweetie who is squishy and huggable. Her caregiver says she likes to be held and loves snacks […]

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