Entries by Michelle

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Marlon L48

Boy, born summer, 2011 Pierre-Robin syndrome, atrioventricular septal defect (plastics in 2012), soft and hard cleft palate (surgery in 2014), physical development delay, protein-energy malnutrition II, and secondary hypothyroidism Marlon has grey eyes and light color hair. Since September 2016 the boy attends pre-school education group, he has adjusted well in the group. He has […]

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Friedrich, Kurt, Liesl, Louisa, and Brigitta L5

Five siblings: half-brother, born summer 2006; brother, born summer 2009; sister, born spring 2011; sister, born spring 2012; and sister born spring 2013 Friedrich has blue eyes and blonde hair. He finished 4th grade at school. The boy studies according to his abilities with a help of support activities. If he is not provoked for […]

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Barric L44

Boy, born early 2015 significantly premature child, post-haemorrhagic obstructive hydrocephalus, chronic bronchitis, psycho-motor and physical development delay The boy has greyish-brown eyes and brown hair. The boy smiles a lot, he likes contact with other people, is interested in toys, likes to be outside, enjoys taking bath. When the boy lays on his stomach, he […]

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Mordecai L42

Boy, born fall, 2013 Brain damage, speech articulation disorder The boy has blue eyes and blonde hair. He is benevolent, likes to be in the focus of attention, he builds contact with ease. The boy likes to play with toys. He requires elevated supervision and cannot eat or drink independently. He still does not walk […]

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SUSANA for the Motley family — NC

Mike and Ruth have been married for 18 years. They have 4 children – ages 18 to 5 years old and in addition an 18 month old foster to adopt African American child. When their 5 year old daughter, Emma was born, the family discovered she had Down Syndrome. Having Emma in their lives opened […]

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BRETT for the Gatto family — NJ

Jennifer knew since childhood that her place in life was to adopt. When she was 11 her younger brother was born with Down Syndrome and from that moment on she knew she’d be adopting a child or children with Down Syndrome. Jennifer stumbled upon the Reece’s Rainbow website about 7 years ago and her eyes […]

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Branden L41

Boy, born summer 2012 Down syndrome, speech delay   Branden has bluish-green eyes and light brown hair. He is sunny, inquisitive and very active boy, who likes attention and communication. Branden was placed in an out-of-family care institution (from foster care) at the age of 3 years and 5 months. The adaptation period in the […]

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Emmett

Boy, born 2010 PRC Down syndrome Emmett is attending school and doing very well, plays well with other kids, and follows instructions. Emmett is able to walk, run, and use a spoon to feed himself. He enjoys watching TV and can focus well on the TV. He is able to follow instructions from adults and listen […]

Vikki

Girl, born 2017 Down syndrome Vikki has beautiful, big brown eyes! She is a calm baby and will only fuss when she is hungry, sleepy or needs her diaper changed. She eats every four hours and will lift her head while her foster mother feeds and talks to her. She is beginning to smile, make […]

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KAMBRIA for the Batty family — UT

Clay and RoseAnna have been married for 14 years. They have five biological children ages 12,10,6,3 and 3. They have devoted their time to raising and spending time with their family along with working on their family farm. They are so excited to add little Kambria to their family and can’t wait until they will […]

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Claire

Girl, born 2010 Other reduction deformities of brain, Moderate mental delays, Valgus deformity, Hypermetropia, Convergent concomitant strabismus, Umbilical hernia with obstruction, without gangrene Video available. From the orphanage: The girl needs a family asap. She is a kind child surviving with no parents. She requires much individual care because her educational ability is very low. […]

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DAWN for the Fessler family — IA

Lin is a single mother of nine, 6 are grown and on their own, the oldest, Sara, has Down syndrome and lives at home as do as her brothers, Cody and Logan, who also have Down syndrome. The boys are two of Andrea’s originals and were adopted from Ukraine in 2008. Raising the boys has […]

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DRAKE for the Vis family — Canada

Raymond and Alison Vis met in high school and after losing contact for a few years have now been married for almost four years.  They have two adorable biological children, Katie aged 3 and Ezra aged 1. They have their hands full with two young toddlers and were not planning on expanding their family again so […]

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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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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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DWIGHT for the Kincinas family — IL

John and Sheryl met 16 years ago while working at an agency that provides supports for adults with intellectual disabilities. They were married five years later, while continuing to work at the same agency. They had always planned on adopting a child with Down syndrome, but their prayers were answered, and a lot of money […]

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AURA LEE for the Henry family — WA

We are Jacki & Michael Henry. We have raised 5 very successful adult children whom have their own families and lives going on.. We have adopted 3 children. We were Foster Parents for 15 years to medically fragile infants and toddlers. It has been heavy on my heart to adopt a child internationally. Since our […]

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CHAD for the Stolz family — OH

The Stolz family is adopting again. Jim and Mary have been married 33 years, and have 15 children; 5 biologically theirs, and 10 theirs through adoption. They have found that God is calling them particularly to older children, especially older children with Down syndrome in Eastern Europe who are close to aging out, and being […]

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Lilly

Girl, born 2016 PRC Down syndrome Every once in awhile you come across a file with the sweetest, heartfelt expressions written about a child. That’s what I found in the file of precious Lilly, who recently turned one. Lilly’s file said things like “She would smile sweetly, just like a little angel without wings,” “She […]

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TALI for the Jarvis Family — NC

Jeff and Angel Jarvis have been married for 34 years. They have one grown son. They met at church where Angel was the organist.  Most of their life has been dedicated to the needs of others, and raising their son Matthew. They have been blessed to live in several states where they spend a great […]

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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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A CHILD for the Horst family — NY

The Horst family is so excited to be adopting again!  They have prayed many years for this time and God has moved their hearts that now is the time. Harlan and April have 5 children; two which they adopted from foster care and three biological children.  They love spending time together as a family working […]

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DIMA for the Wallace family — ID

Matt and Andrea live in North Idaho and have 8 biological children. For many years they knew they wanted to expand their family by adoption. They’ve always felt very strongly about helping children, especially those with special needs, and those that have suffered neglect and abuse. They firmly believe that every child deserves a home […]

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Nadia

Girl, born 2014 PRC Down syndrome and heart condition Nadia is a darling, happy little girl who shows her recognition for people by laughing and waving her hands. She is very happy when her caregiver arrives in the morning. She is 2 years old and has Down syndrome. She was independently and communicates through simple […]

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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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Kraig #29-10

Boy, 7 years old blind Prematurely born with low birth weight; Infantile cerebral palsy – spastic quadric paresis; ROP (Retinopathy of the prematurely born) with detachment of the retina in both eyes – second type, final stage; Amaurosis; Delays in the physical and neuro-psychical development. Listed: September 2014 UPDATE from a family who met him in […]

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Stephanie

Girl, born 2014 PRC Down syndrome, Congenital heart defect Stephanie is a beautiful little three-year-old girl who has a close relationship with her foster mom and her early education teacher. She gets along well with her former nanny and children in the orphanage. She is willing to share food and toys with others and she […]

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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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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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Nolan

Boy, born 2014 PRC Down syndrome Are you ready for some darling dancing baby boy cuteness this morning? Meet Nolan! Nolan is 2 years old and is described as quiet and shy. His file says he cries very sad tears when he is left by familiar people. Doesn’t that make you want to scoop him […]

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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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GULLIVER for the Cochran Family — MS

Thomas (Rusty) and Rachel have been married for 11 years. They have two boys Hunter 10 and Mason 6. They felt a longing to adopt but didn’t know how until a family friend introduced them to Summer hosting. After conflicting schedule issues they had to regrettable turn down hosting after falling in love with sweet […]

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Cameron

Boy, born 2011 Congenital hydrocephalus paraplegia and tetraplegia (spastic tetraparesis) partial atrophy of optic discs of both eyes additional chord of the left heart ventricle hernia Look at the curls on this doll! Cameron is in urgent need of medical care!!

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CARA for the Grandt family — OR

Michael and Elizabeth are eagerly waiting to bring Cara home! Michael comes from a family of 14 siblings, and has always wanted a house full of children. Together, Michael and Elizabeth now have 8 children. They both serve at their local church, where Michael helps lead worship. Theirs is a house full of music and […]

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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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Deklan

Boy, born 2014 PRC Down syndrome Deklan came into care when he was about one month old. He is a healthy child with Down syndrome. Deklan is an energetic, outgoing little guy who can crawl very fast, pull himself up to standing and walk with one hand held. He can say “mama” and turns his […]

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Elliot

Boy, born 2014 PRC Down syndrome and congenital heart disease (ventricular septal defect) Elliot came into care when he was about one year old. He has . He receives physical therapy and can now walk unsteadily without help. He wears a walking aid. He can understand instructions and speaks in single words. Elliot can use […]

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Mikah

Boy, born 2013 PRC Down syndrome Mikah is a healthy little boy with Down syndrome. He came into care when he was about nine days old and joined a foster family in November 2015. He gets along well with his foster family and has learned to say “baba” and “mama”. Mikah can walk on his […]

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Morgan

Boy, born 2014 PRC Down Syndrome, malnutrition and rickets Morgan came into care when he was about three months old. His physical development is delayed, but he can crawl and will look toward his caregivers when they call him. If asked for a toy, he will hand it to you. He is a quiet little […]

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Casey

Boy, born 2014 PRC Down syndrome, thalassemia, congenital heart disease (periventricular septal defect) and malnutrition Casey came into care when he was about two months old. Casey’s development is delayed. In March 2017 he could roll over, grasp a toy, and visually follow his caregivers movements. He has a ready smile and likes playing with […]

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Nova

Girl, born 2014 PRC Down syndrome and CHD (ASD) Nova is described as lovely and sweet. She is growing and developing well. She walks and jumps, she crawls and goes up steps with assistance. Nova likes listening to music and doing motions to songs along with her nannies and the other children. She likes to […]

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Kennedy

Girl, born 2012 HIV, Other disorder of the nervous system From a family that met her May 2017: She’s really adorable. She’s one of the children asking the nannies when her mama and papa are coming. She’s always smiling at us, waving and trying to show us what she was doing She will be available fall […]

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Freddie

Boy, born 2012 PRC Down syndrome Freddie was abandoned at 7 months old. He is diagnosed with Down Syndrome and funnel chest. Freddie’s medical information is 3 years old, but we do have some recent information from his orphanage. While we are working to get an updated medical for him, the recent report, photos, and […]

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Patrice

Girl, born 2012 She needs family fast because she is facing transition to the institution Listed:  March 30, 2016 Microcephaly; other congenital hydrocephalus Localization-related (focal)(partial) symptomatic epilepsy and epileptic; syndromes with simple partial seizures severe mental delays, other congenital deformities of hip; Haemangioma; amenia, congenital malformation of larynx, convergent concomitant strabismus; optic atrophy; other cardiomyopathies

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LANDON for the Harmon family — UT

God has been working miracles in their hearts, and the Harmon family is adding a sweet little boy to their family! As their own four children slept safely in their beds, bellies full of food, hearts knowing they are loved, Nikki and Mikey wept as they scrolled through profiles of abandoned children who did not […]

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Luke

Boy, born 2007 PRC Sensitive special need Listed: June 2017 Luke has a sensitive special need – XY46. He’s in a very poor orphanage, where adoptive families have met him.   Luke is in a very under resourced orphanage in rural China where he is not able to attend school, lacks proper nutrition, and the opportunity to […]

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Kenneth

Boy, born 2009 Epidermolysis Bullosa Hk-2 Kenneth is a happy little boy looking for a home. Kenneth suffers from a severe form of Recessive Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa. He also has severe recurrent blistering all over his body and recurrent buccal ulceration. He is also at risk of skin cancer. His skin is largely affected, especially […]

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Nikko

Boy, born 2013 Hk-1 Nikko is a sweet little boy looking for a home. Nikko has Congenital Hypoventilation Syndrome and Hisrschsprug’s Disease. He also suffers from Congenital Left Eye, Ptosis and Marcus Gunn Phenomenon.  Nikko has normal vision and hearing.  He is unable to speak but always makes sounds to show his wants or draw […]

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Wesley

Boy, born 2002 Hk-3 Wesley was born with multiple medical problems including a chromosomal abnormality, developmental delay, oropharyngeal dysphagia and aspiration (difficulty swallowing), bilateral mild hearing loss, left amblyopia (a lazy eye), left perthes disease (disease that affects the hips), and cleft lip and palate with repair done, and more. Wesley is a fun young […]

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Clover

Girl, born 2015 PRC Down syndrome / CHD (post surgery) Meet Clover! This adorable little one is 2 years old, and has been in care at the orphanage since she was a baby. Clover has Down syndrome, and was born with a heart defect (ASD) which has been surgically corrected. Clover has the expected delays, […]

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Parris

Girl, born 2014 PRC Down syndrome, congenital heart defect (post-op) Parris is a pretty little three-year-old girl who is close to her caretakers. Parris was born with down syndrome and a congenital heart defect- ASD, which she had surgery for in July of 2016. She no longer has any heart concerns. Parris does not like […]

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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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May

Girl, 2 years old Atrial Septal Defect, premature birth, delayed psychomotor development May was born prematurely and was faced with numerous surgical procedures, e.g. cardio surgical procedures and hernia repair. She has been diagnosed with loss in the intracardial and atrial septum. In 2014, she underwent a pulmonary banding and ligation of the arteries with […]

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Blaine

Boy, born 2009 PRC Downs Syndrome, right cryptochordism, mass at right inguinal canal, inguinal hernia A family recently met sweet Blaine while adopting their son:  My son came home in December (2016) and talks non-stop about his friend. He talks about how this little one was nice to him, gave him food and shared his […]

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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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Adela

Girl, born 2015 PRC Down syndrome Adela is a healthy little girl who has Down Syndrome. She came into care when she was about one month old, and joined a foster family in September 2016. She is close to her foster mom. Adela can stand with support and crawl on her hands and knees. She […]

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