Entries by Michelle

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5 Siblings

A group of five siblings from Latin America between the ages of eleven and five years old have a close relationship to one another. They all attend school and it is noted that they are well integrated and adapted in their classrooms and have good relationships with their teachers and peers. A recent update indicates […]

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Lili

Girl, born 2006 PRC Down syndrome Lili is such a sweet-hearted girl. She almost always has a smile on her face and gets along well with the other children in her orphanage! Her nannies say she is such a great helper – she is happy to help distribute snacks or help the nanny clean up. […]

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Yia

Girl, born 2013 PRC Down Syndrome, Heart disease, Spina Bifida Listed: Sept 2017 This is Yia! She just turned 4 years old this year, and we are told she is doing very well. She has had surgery to treat her heart condition and spina bifida, and she recovered well after the procedures. Yia loves to […]

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Kun

Boy, born 2011 PRC Down Syndrome, Hyaline Septal Variation, Cryptorchidism Meet Kun! He is 5 years old and will be celebrating his 6th birthday this fall. Kun is a little bit smaller than his peers, but this does not stop him from keeping up with the other kids. He loves to joke and play with […]

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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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Hai

Boy, born 2015 PRC Down Syndrome Listed: Sept 2017 Little Hai’s smile is contagious! He turned 2 this fall. Hai first arrived at his orphanage when he was just a few days old. His nannies tell us he can sit alone and is working on crawling, but he can’t crawl very far quite yet. He […]

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Guy

Boy, born 2015 PRC Down Syndrome, Inguinal Hernia, Hydrocele Guy is cute as a button! This sweet boy first arrived at his institution when he was just a couple of days old. He adapted to life well – his nannies tell us he is a good eater and sleeper who grew into handsome boy quickly. […]

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Caden

Boy, born 2015 PRC Down Syndrome, Heart Disease Little Caden has the cutest chubby cheeks! Caden likes to be active and play with toys –toys that make sounds and have bright colors are his favorite! He also likes to listen to music. His nannies tell us when he hears music he will stop playing with […]

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Liam

Boy, born 2008 PRC Down syndrome, Heart Disease This playful, adventurous, sweet boy is Liam! He is 8 years old and will absolutely steal your heart. Liam can be quiet and introverted at times, but he is generally a very friendly kid! Whenever volunteers come to the orphanage he cannot wait to take pictures with […]

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Kimmy #

Girl, born 2013 This 4 years old girl has been diagnosed with PDD – Pyruvate dehydrogenase deficiency (PDD), Spastic quadriplegia with axial hypotonia, microcephaly and dismrphic facies. She has rehabilitation every day and is on a special Pyruvate dehydrogenase diet due to the PDD. Listed: Dec 6, 2016 She is a little sweet girl with […]

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Soleil

Girl, born 2016 PRC Down syndrome Agency staff met Soleil in October when she was only 4 months old. Naturally, they kind of fell head over heels in love. Look at this sweetheart! She is now 14 months old and as cute as a button. At the time her file was prepared, she could crawl […]

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Marley

Girl, born 2016 PRC Down syndrome Marley is an active and lovely child; facial expressions are rich; she likes all kinds of toys. She laughs when amused and can make sound of ah-oh. She likes to look at interesting things and play in the children’s activity room.  

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Hannah

Girl, born 2016 PRC Down syndrome Hannah’s a sweet cuddly baby, and has grown a bit over the past few months. She also loved being rocked and held a lot; she has sweet smile when amused; she claps her hands when happy and she is a lovely child.

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Davy

Boy, born 2016 PRC Down syndrome Until recently, David has been in the care of an amazing foster home. There, the ayis LOVED him so much. His special ayi was so proud of all she could teach him. He is such a happy guy. He LOVES being cuddled and held and rocked and sang to. […]

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Haidyn

Boy, born 2016 PRC Down syndrome, extra digit Haidyn is only 1 year old and is an incredibly adorable little boy. Just look at that little grin! Melt.my.heart into a puddle on the floor. Haidyn has Down Syndrome and an extra digit on his right hand. Hayden recognizes his name when it is called and […]

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Kieran

Boy, born 2002 Cerebral palsy, Mild Mental Retardation I600 a must be filed by March 2018; otherwise he will no longer be available for adoption! He is eager to be taken to the family! Very friendly! Good with other kids. Walking around with his walker. Not good at stairs.   *** I am eligible for […]

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Bruno

Boy, born 2002 Spina Bifida, after surgery Very friendly, shying boy, not talkative, but smart. I600 a must be filed by July 2018; otherwise he will no longer be available for adoption! It’s hard to say if he really wants to be adopted. I guess he has lots of fear before unknown country, people and […]

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Justina

Girl, born 2002 spinal cord herniation of the lumbar spine; mild mental delay An I600a must be filed by February 2018; otherwise she will age out and be unavailable for adoption. It is hard to say if she wants to be adopted. Now she is close to age out and perhaps anybody could try to […]

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Malachy

Boy, born 2002 severe mental retardation   Video available.  An I600a must be filed by Oct 2018; otherwise Malachy will age out and no longer be eligible for adoption. *** I am eligible for an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds. For more information, visit: Other Angels Older Child […]

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Kayden

Boy, born 2011 Congenital malformation of the central nervous system, meningoradikulomyelocele, internal hydrocephalus, low paraparesis, pelvic organs dysfunction (surgery on March 4, 2011), FAS, functional cardiopathy, congenital talipes paralyticus, testicles diminished function, mental delay, specific speech disorders, nystagmus, optic nerve atrophy Listed: Nov 2015 From a family who knows him, November 2016:  “Kayden was transferred to the institution last month. He is so full […]

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Quinnlee

Girl, born 2012 PRC Down syndrome Agency staff met Quinn in November 2017 and said she responded to voices and her name, followed moving objects with her eyes and searched for dropped objects. In addition to having a few words she could communicate with gestures to express her wants/needs. She was able to maintain eye […]

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Nashville

Boy, born 2013 PRC Down syndrome Nashville was found abandoned when he was around 6 months old and a birth note was with him indicating his age. He has been diagnosed with Down Syndrome. Nashville was described by orphanage staff as being lively, active and extroverted. They said he liked to play with other children […]

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Magnolia

Girl, born 2012 PRC Down syndrome Magnolia was born in July 2012 and found abandoned when she was around 13 months old. She has been diagnosed with Down Syndrome and post-operative congenital heart disease (VSD). A color ultrasound of her heart is available with her adoption file. Magnolia can run, jump, walk backwards and forward, […]

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TANNER for the MacDonald family — MN

Laurie was raised in a large family, in a small town near the shores of Lake Superior in northeastern Minnesota. There were eight children in the family including Laurie and her identical twin sister. With many cousins growing up in nearby towns, crowds were always expected during holidays or weekend getaways at the family cabin. […]

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HOWIE for the Stoneman family — UT

Chandler and Dani have three biological children and a desire to grow their family. Little by little their hearts have been led to international special needs adoption. While following a co-worker’s Reece’s Rainbow adoption, Dani could not stop looking through the faces on Reece’s Rainbow, wondering if one would stand out as their child. Specifically, […]

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Harper Anne

Girl, born 2014 PRC Down syndrome Harper loves to dance and blow kisses Harper is an active and fun little girl. She has benefitted from living with the same foster family for over two years as they have been providing her with wonderful opportunities to grown and learn in a family environment. Harper was born […]

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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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Stellah

Girl, born 2015 PRC Down syndrome Stellah just turned two in June! Stellah is active and has a ready smile. Her favorite foods are noodles, steamed eggs, wonton, apples, and bread. She is a good sleeper, and she is fond of listening to music. One of her favorite activities is sitting in her caregiver’s lap […]

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Aura Lee

Girl, born July 2009 FAS, Microcephaly, spastic tetraparesis Listed April 7, 2014 NEW PHOTO DECEMBER 2016:  Aura Lee has already been transferred to the adult institution.  You can clearly see her wasting away, from that beautiful chubby-faced toddler she was before. Status from April 2014:  Oh, isn’t she lovely? Aura Lee is doing very well. […]

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LEEZA for the D’Angelo family — WA

Michael and Colleen D’Angelo have been married for 22 years and have two biological daughters, ages 10 and 12. Having worked for years with foster children as a social worker, Colleen has seen firsthand how difficult the foster care system can be for children. Michael is also a psychologist, and therefore is familiar with the […]

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Maya

Girl, born 2014 PRC Down syndrome, anal atresia Maya is a beyond precious 3.5-year-old girl who is waiting for her forever family to fall in love with her sweet face! Maya can sit and walk independently and can reach for objects around her. She likes to play with her hands and sit on the rocking horse. […]

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Chip

Boy, born 2014 PRC Down syndrome Chip is a 3.5-year-old cutie who knows his name and will look when called. He enjoys playing with toys. He has a strong grip and can also transfer toys from one hand to the other. He loves toys that make sounds and when people play games with him. He […]

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Perry

Boy, born 2005 PRC Cerebral Palsy Perry is a handsome and sweet recently turned 12-year-old boy who is full of smiles and so very ready to have a family of his own! Perry participated in an Ambassadors of Hope camp in the fall of 2015. He was the oldest of all the kids in his […]

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Markus

Boy, born 2015 PRC Down syndrome Marcus is the definition of adorable! This sweet boy with his kissable cheeks and happiest little grin recently turned two years old. Marcus was born with down syndrome. He is an energetic little guy. When he would be laid down for a nap, he used to wiggle around to […]

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MARIAN for the Higdon family — PA

Jonathan and Angela had been married for several years, and had four beautiful biological daughters when Angela came across an advocacy website for orphans with special needs. It was Reece’s Rainbow! After much prayer and talking with their daughters, the family decided to move forward to adopt Lily (listed on RR as “Flora”) from Eastern […]

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FYNN for the Cooke family — TX

Jimmie and Rhonda Cooke are excited to adopt their third child from Eastern Europe.  The couple adopted two kids almost a year ago.  They have four kids ranging from 17 to 5 years old.  They would love to add one more to the family.  A friend of the Cooke’s opened their eyes to adoption and […]

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Caroline

Girl, born 2013 PRC Down syndrome; CHD Caroline is a beautiful little girl who turned four years old this summer. There is something missing though. There’s no gleam in her eyes and no smile on her face. Caroline needs a family to pour love into her and turn that sad little face into a happy […]

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Erin

Girl, born 2015 PRC Down syndrome, CHD, polydactylism Erin is a beautiful 20-month-old baby girl who is said to be easy-going and gentle. She is good at sitting on her own and likes to sit in the a skate cart or walker too. Erin is good at searching for the source of sound and she […]

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Ellen

Girl, born 2015 PRC Down syndrome Ellen is a kissable little girl who will be turning two years this fall. She is energetic and has a ready smile. Ellen likes music and playing with toys. She likes crawling in her crib and moving the quilts around. In December of 2016, Ellen entered a foster family. […]

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Bernard

Boy, born 2015 PRC Down syndrome, his file also mentions possible nystagmus This precious little boy recently turned two years old and is ready for a family! Bernard can recognize the caretaker who takes care of him, as well as the children in the same room. He is handsome and has a sweet smile, but […]

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VALENTINE for the Lafreniere family — MI

Don and Erin Lafreniere met on amateur radio when they were in high school and began an international on-the-air romance (Don lived in Canada and Erin in the United States). These high school sweethearts will be celebrating their 20th wedding anniversary in January 2018. Erin, a former teacher, is now the stay-at-home/homeschooling mom of 12-year-old […]

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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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Zack Qi

Boy, born 2014 PRC Down syndrome, CHD Zack, 3.5, is described as handsome, active, and adorable. Zack loves music and enjoys singing and dancing. He can be shy, but he gets along very well with his peers and teachers and warmly greets those familiar to him. Zack adapts well to new situations. He is able […]

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Kolby

Boy, born summer 2016 SE-Asia Down syndrome This one year old boy was found at birth at the gate of his current care center. He loves playing with toys that make sounds, and he smiles often. He is described as quite sociable. Upon coming into care, he was found to have Down’s syndrome, atrial septal […]

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Lois

Girl, born 2013 PRC Down syndrome, Congenital Heart Defect (VSD) Lois is an adorable little girl who will soon be turning two years old! From her pictures, you can see that Lois was in complete failure to thrive mode — just look at her now…the changes in her looks alone are simply amazing! Lois is […]

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Wendel

Boy, born 2015 PRC Down syndrome, CHD Wendel is cute as a button! His happy, bright personality shines through in all of his photos and videos. Wendell does not have formal language skills yet, but he enjoys communicating with others through smiles, hugs, and some simple words, such as goodbye and coming. He recognizes his […]

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Eddie

Boy, born 2015 PRC Down syndrome Wide-eyed Eddie is curious and explores by rolling over in his crib and play mat. Eddie was born with Downs Syndrome and a heart defect. He was abandoned as a frail, thin baby who struggled with digestive issues. Under the loving care of his nannies, his eating has improved […]

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George

Boy, born 2013 PRC Down syndrome George has a good spirit! Handsome George is an adaptable little boy who is content playing on his own. He loves attention and is happiest when his nannies are meeting his needs. He was born with Downs Syndrome, deformity of his fingers, and a heart defect that has been […]

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Stella

Girl, born May 2016 PRC Down syndrome, minor heart defect Charming Stella is a sweet, content baby who interested in the world around her. If she sees something she wants she eagerly goes to grab it. Stella has lower muscle tone so crawling is easier for her than getting in to sitting position. When a […]

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ROMAN for the Kronenberger family — PA

Tim and JoLynne have been married for 9 years. They were high school sweethearts and married two years after graduation. They have four beautiful children- Dexter (6), Beatrix (5), Martina (3), and Simon (2). They adopted Martina from Bulgaria in November of 2016 and knew they weren’t done with adoption- or more accurately, they knew […]

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WINSTON for the Lang family — PA

The Lang Family is excited to be adopting again. Peter and Daphne have been married for 25 years and have 1 biological child, 1 adopted child from Taiwan and two children adopted from China. They are stepping out of faith and following the Lord on a new journey.  This time the Lord led them to […]

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Victor

Boy, born 2007 PRC Cognitive Delays, Speech Delay, Albinism Victor was briefly in a program at a home for children who are blind.  He came to the home “pretty broken” and has been sent back to his orphanage. He hadn’t been at the home too long, but progressed, blossomed, and was loved there. A special family […]

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Faith

Girl, born 2013 PRC Down syndrome Faith will turn 4 this month! Her caretakers describe her as a very happy girl. Faith was abandoned at 2 months old and has been raised in an orphanage. She is diagnosed with Down syndrome. She is able to stand and walk on her own and enjoys walking outside. […]

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Anna Leigh

Girl, born 2012 PRC Down syndrome Anna is full of fun. She is a social and outgoing little girl who is equally happy running and climbing up the slide with her friends or sitting quietly by herself working on a puzzle. Anna was born with Down Syndrome and has otherwise been healthy She seeks out […]

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VANCE for the Fish family — CO

The Fish’s have been married for 24 years. They were high school sweethearts and married 1 year after school. They have three beautiful children, one of whom has an extra “LOVE” chromosome (Down syndrome). Since becoming born again, they never truly obeyed James 1:27 until now. Their ministry work often takes them to the sidewalk […]

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LYLAH for the Horst family — MI

Adoption has been part of the Horst family for over 12 years and has been a tremendous blessing in their lives; it has changed them forever. Galen and Yalonda carry a deep love and concern for needy children in their hearts. They have been blessed with 6 children, 2 adopted internationally and 4 biological, ages […]

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Leeza

Girl, born 2002 She has cleft palate (surgery required) and mild scoliosis Leeza is shy at first, but opens up with encouragement. She is funny, and silly at times, but also serious and sad. She loves bananas and ice cream, but dislikes Mexican food. She loves dogs and works with them at a shelter. She is […]

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Emmaline

Girl, born 2015 PRC Down syndrome, congenital heart disease (ventricular septal defect) and malnutrition Emmaline came into care when she was about two months old and has been living in the orphanage since that time. She was recently moved to a special unit in the orphanage where she can receive better care. Emmaline can sit […]

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