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Grady

GradyBoy, born February 2003
PRC
chondrodysplasia dwarfism

Grady is 11 years old and he has been diagnosed with chondrodysplasia dwarfism. Grady is very active and he is able to walk, run, and go upstairs independently. He is not included on formal education classes due to his size, but he is learning and reciting poems. Grady knows fruits, animals, and vegetables. Grady likes to help out his caregivers with the tasks that he is able to do. He likes to help stack chairs and clean the tables. Grady is able to fully follow directions of his caregivers and communicates all of his wants and needs. Aside from his diagnosed dwarfism, Grady is considered to be a health boy.

$100.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!

DANIEL and the Davis family — CA

RRDavisBio2RRDavisBio1Ronnie and Kim have been married since 2009 and are the parents of a sweet 3 year old boy. A few years ago, they found their way to RR and fell in love with a boy they only saw a photo of. Immediately they knew they had to start advocating to help find a family for him. When they learned that many other children with dwarfism and various special needs were laying in orphanages across the world, God started leaning on their hearts that an adoption into their own family was inevitable. Then one day a picture of a little boy with dwarfism was placed in front of them, and they knew he was born for their family.

Now seeing their little one in person can’t come soon enough! He will be snuggled, and loved, and probably bossed around a (tiny) bit by his older brother.

They truly thank you for all your prayers and support. They will be forever indebted to anyone who helps Danny become a Davis!

11/18/14—RECEIVED LOA; WAITING on ARTICLE 5
Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at borntobeadavis.blogspot.com

$3,270.84 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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Alexander #19-5

AlexanderAge: 2
Diagnosis: Achondroplasia (dwarfism) and delays in his development

Alexander lags behind in his physical development. At the time of his medical report, he could roll from back to stomach, but was not yet sitting up. He was pronouncing combinations of sounds. He plays with toys and enjoys musical games and activities. He seeks out interactions with other children and adults.

More details about his development, along with new photos and videos will be obtained.

 

Because we only have this child’s file for a short time, he will not be able to receive donations until a family is found for him.

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Roland #3-1

DOB: 2008
Diagnosis: Robinow Syndrome-Dwarfism

Roland is 4 years old. He walks and has good gross motor skills. His fine motor skills are also developing well. He scribbles on paper, feeds himself and is working on mastering buttoning his own clothes. He recognizes objects and pictures, can name members of the staff and other children, and concentrates on tasks for up to 15 minutes at a time. He pronounces words and simple sentences. He participates in activities with the other children and is bonding to specific staff members.

 

Several additional photos and videos of Roland are available.

We have several new photos and videos of Roland in addition to photos and videos from last year as well. In the current videos, he is naming his body parts and answering questions. He was described as “a little shy, but very capable and able to follow directions very well”.

$27.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Janelle

Janelle taggie 2 Janelle 3Guardian AngelGirl, Born June 2007

Isn’t Janelle pretty? She was born with CP and struggles some with epilepsy. She is not able to walk on her own, but would such a blessing to any family.

She will remain bed/chair-ridden for life if she is not adopted. More photos available.

From her medical records: microcephaly. Spastic tetraparesis (CP), steady movement
violation. Episyndrome J 80-83, Q 02, J 40.6. Strabismus. ZPMR.

This region typically waives the 10 day waiting period for children with special needs.

Update March 2014:
Janelle is very frail, very tiny. She is about the size of a 6-9 month old, and very pale. She has beautiful reddish light brown hair and eyes that are about the same color. She appears very weak, and doesn’t interact much. They are very concerned about why she is not growing and have her on a special diet. She is clearly a favorite of one of the nannies, who was carrying her the entire time (which is wonderful in terms of mental and emotional health and sensory input, and to decrease issues of psychosocial dwarfism). She does not interact much, but this may be due to her weakened state. She is alert and watches what is happening. She needs a loving mama and daddy to get her the medical care she so desperately needs- and fast.

$1,729.40 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!

Zeke (L)

Zekezeke2014-2Boy, born March 2009
has sibling (not available for adoption)
FAS; hypermetropia; nanism (dwarfism); suspicion of autism; mixed developmental delay

 

December 2014 UPDATE: Age 5 years: His height and head circumference are behind for his age. Zeke saw a neurologist who concluded that he has very small eye lids, his nose foundation is dented, and he has a thin upper lip. He can pay attention for short amounts of time. He has been evaluated in all aspects and is delayed physically and mentally. He struggles with fine motor skills and skills of independence. Control of waist/pelvis is not sufficient; is unstable when sitting. His emotions are inadequate. His cognitive processing is limited. He is developmentally delayed in all aspects.

Zeke can sit and crawl. When someone helps him to stand he balances on his tip toes. He can take a toy with his hand. He does not imitate actions that are shown to him. He has an attachment to small details. He tends to play alone. Often his emotions do not correspond with the reality. 

Zeke can count up to 10, speaks in 2-3 words sentences, says poems, very active in musical activities, sometimes has anger expression difficulties and autoagression, has difficulty to move from one task to another, has broad and stable vocabulary, sentences not yet full, and sometimes he is lacks the simple logic. His hearing understanding is not in full potential. Made psychological autism test , observed many features of the autism. Diagnosed with complex developmental disorder and autism features, CP ataxic form; FAS, mixed developmental disorder, low height, hypermetropic astigmatism, functional heart murmur.

A U.S. mom had these observations about Zeke: He’s a doll! He’s cheerful, helpful, and very friendly. Every time we entered the room he was the first to greet us (Labas!!). Zeke has a little issue with following directions. I don’t know him well enough to be able to distinguish if it was a willful issue or a cognitive issue. As far as I know he has FAS and possibly very mild CP effecting his legs/ Achilles’ tendon. Zeke is a very likable kiddo!

$1,521.36 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $198.00 from Angel Tree donations!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!

JOAQUIN for the Spence family — KY

Joaquin (1)Back in 2002, Lynn was raising her two children and going to the University. One afternoon she received a phone call from her sister, who was on a work trip in Nevada. Her co-worker John was with her at the time. John picked up the phone and began to chat with Lynn. They discovered a similar sense of humor and many mutual interests: hiking, kayaking, traveling, books, music, etc. History was made.

Fast forwarding several years, after being a family of four, with two growing children, their family grew even more and they were blessed with 2 more wonderful children. Their family now includes four extraordinarily bright, talented and loving children including a son (20) in college, a daughter (15) and two younger sons (7 and 5). With their oldest son enjoying success in college and getting out on his own, the time seemed right to try to fulfill a dream of trying to help a child in need.

As a teenager, and after reading of the struggles of Eastern European orphans, Lynn dreamt of being able to help, to be able to give them the life that every child deserves with a loving family. John, who has an adopted cousin, was on board with the idea. Both John and Lynn believed that no child should be denied the basic things we often take for granted. Loving parents, a supportive family, education, and good healthcare, in a place where people with disabilities may enjoy every opportunity.

In their search, it only made sense to reach out and try to help a special needs child, one of many such children all too often overlooked by adoptive parents because of the potential challenges they may bring. Little Joaquin was challenged at birth with Achondroplasia , a common form of dwarfism. He also has minor heart defects, and developmental delays, most likely for institutionalization. He will need continued monitoring for hydrocephalus (water on the brain), and orthopedic problems that are common with his condition.

Joaquin touched their hearts from the moment his sweet little face showed up in their search. The more that they learned about him, the more that they realized how very well he would fit in to their family. If already felt as though Joaquin were a part of the household. Gage, the youngest in the family wrote Joaquin a poem about how much he loves him. Matthew the next oldest is trying to find the perfect spot to put Yoan’s firetruck bed. The older children just cannot wait to meet their baby brother. The whole family is excited and anxious to help bring him home to his “forever family”.

Now, John and Lynn are trying their best to expedite Joaquin’s adoption. He has already been an orphanage for too long. He is behind in his development and needs to come home to bloom and flourish. John and Lynn’s desire to speed up Joaquin’s adoption are further fueled, by the knowledge, that in Bulgaria, when a child turns 4 , they will most likely be transferred from the “baby” orphanage into one for all older children. Imagining the fear a child would go through leaving the only people he has known to go to a whole new orphanage, John and Lynn decided to do whatever they could to try to avoid that and to make his next move be to their family instead.

Please join them along their journey to give Joaquin the life, love, family, and opportunities he deserves. Any help with fundraising and prayers to allow them to complete this process before he has to move again would be greatly appreciated.  Blessings from our family to you and yours.

12/11/14—HOMESTUDY IN PROCESS

$53.35 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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The Guardian Angel Project is a new effort to increase awareness and raise additional grant donations for our “Other Angels“, those children with other special needs (not Down syndrome) who are also waiting for their forever families to find them.  

There many “Other Angels” on our website in need of grant donations and adoptive families.  They include such diagnoses as:

  • CP
  • spina bifida
  • blindness
  • hearing impaired
  • FAS
  • HIV+
  • craniofacial syndromes
  • arthrogryposis
  • dwarfism
  • and other genetic conditions

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Even if you are not in a position to adopt, Reece’s Rainbow provides a very personal, meaningful, and powerful way to change the course of a child’s life!

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The Reece’s Rainbow Prayer Warrior Ministry was created with three goals in mind:

  1. To lift the daily needs of each waiting child up in prayer
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  3. To lift the families whom God is preparing for each waiting child up in prayer

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The Guardian Angel Project effort is to increase awareness and raise additional grant donations for our “Other Angels“, those children with other special needs (not Down syndrome) who are also waiting for their forever families to find them.  

There many “Other Angels” on our website in need of grant donations and adoptive families. 

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