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AJ

Boy, born late 2016
CO-6
Down Syndrome, hypothyroidism

Baby AJ will celebrate his first birthday in December. AJ is diagnosed with Down Syndrome and hypothyroidism. He responds to stimulation in his environment and has a good appetite. He prefers the bottle but will also eat meat and pasta.

$663.90 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $381.70 from MACC 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!

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Gabriella

Girl, born 2010
PRC
Down syndrome; CHD (post-op)

Gabriella has Down syndrome and had surgery for congenital heart disease (VSD). A recent echocardiogram was normal. She came into care when she was a baby and joined a foster family in 2014. She gets along well with her foster family and is especially close to her foster father. She brings him his shoes when he arrives home from work and plays games with him. She can say a few words and knows how to greet the neighbors politely. Gabriella is a curious little girl who likes to play outside and gets along well with others.

$205.75 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $205.75 from MACC 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!

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Scottie

Boy, born 2010
PRC
Down syndrome

Scottie is a sweet 7 year old boy who is described as a brave and joyful little boy.  He is a real cutie!

Scott has Down syndrome. He loves to draw and paint and is polite and well behaved. He lives with a foster family and enjoys helping with housework. He enjoys playing games, kicking balls, and playing with blocks.

He sounds like such a great little fellow. He needs a family who can help him reach his greatest potential. Can you imagine the snuggles and giggles this great little guy would add to a family?

Scott has a $4,000 grant through his current agency.

$63.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $18.00 from MACC 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!

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Josiah

Boy, born 2017

Down syndrome
heart condition (open oval window, pulmonic tricuspid regurgitation)
atrial septal defect
preterm
disorder of the lacrimal system
disorder of choroid

 

$100.35 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $100.35 from MACC 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!

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Louis

Boy, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

This darling little guy loves robots and is high functioning. He has mosaic DS and was abandoned at 1 year old.

 

$27.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $27.00 from MACC 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!

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Augustus

Boy: 2010

Diagnosis: Down Syndrome

Augustus was born premature and he has Down Syndrome.  His parents left him in hospital. He has hearing impairment and speech delay – communicates with gestures. He is attending  the school since this September.  Augustus is very social  and open for contacts with other people. There are no aggressive behaviors. He is a curious and very active child.

$18.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $18.00 from MACC 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!

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Drew

Boy, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome

Drew is an active and lovely child. He enjoys that the nanny amuses him; he giggles when happy. He has a ready smile; he is very lovely when he waves his arms and stamps his feet in joy.

$27.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $27.00 from MACC 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!

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Jaxon

Boy, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome

Jack has cheeks that are to die for. He’s SOOO smooshy. He loves cuddles and being rocked, smiles easily, and has fantastic eye contact. He is an active and lovely child.

$20.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $20.00 from MACC 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!

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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. He is such a special little guy!

$313.42 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $313.42 from MACC 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!

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Kayden

kayden-2016Boy, 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 2015kayden-2016-2

From a family who knows him, November 2016:  “Kayden was transferred to the institution last month. He is so full of sunshine and does not belong here! He still drinks from a bottle, but our team is trying to teach him to eat from a spoon. He can sit up, but does not crawl or walk. Kayden loves people and easily engages when we talk to him. He makes great eye contact and has the best little giggle. He is ticklish too! We are hoping and praying for a family to come take him out while he still has light in his eyes.”

$102.60 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $84.60 from MACC 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!

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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 and enjoyed time with adults as well. He doesn’t like to share treats with others but is generous with his caretaker. He is able to play alone.

Agency staff met Nashville in November 2017 and said he is very ticklish! He responded to voices, turned to locate sounds and could follow a moving object with his eyes. He could search for dropped items, build a tower with blocks and play games like patty cake. He could laugh, imitate words and vocalize sounds like “mama.” Nashville was able to hold a crayon and scribble on paper, throw a ball, run and jump. He lives with a foster family and had 2 foster siblings in his home. Caretakers said he eats well and is very playful. They hope he will find a family to love him.

$90.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $90.00 from MACC 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!

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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, and climb stairs up and down. She can throw, catch and kick a ball. Her hands can move freely and are flexible. She can eat with chopsticks and spoons, and drink with a cup. She can paint and enjoys reading picture books. She loves to play with blocks, listen to music and watch cartoons. She can understand some words and use simple communication to express her needs. She knows where things are and can help her foster mom find her shoes. She has been described by orphanage staff as being introverted and attached to her foster mom. She enjoys playing by herself and watching other children play games, and she attends kindergarten.

$18.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $18.00 from MACC 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!

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Ohanna

Girl: 2016

Diagnosis: Down Syndrome

Ohanna was diagnosed with trisomy 21, neonatal asphyxia, aenemia, neonatal conjunctivitis, leftsaphenous vein thrombosis, staphylococcus infection and murmur over the heart.

She is bright and very lively, especially in the contact with adults. Ohanna is quite restless, kicking her legs and waving her hands. She responds and looks towards a sound.  She follows  objects with her eyes , she can fixate her eyes on the face of the adult. If you put 2 blocks in her hand, she can hold them. Ohanna can catch a rattle, hold it and shake it. She doesn’t look at the rattle while shaking it. 

She doesn’t put her hands towards objects. She doesn’t vocalize and she can’t communicate with a smile. As for the gross motor skills, she can turn from her side to the back. She poorly keeps her head straight while sitting, neck muscles are weak. The child is floppy. When in prone position, she sometimes can raise her head and look at the toy in front of her.

$585.90 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $423.90 from MACC 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!

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Clare


Girl, born 2014
Down Syndrome

Listed: September 2017

What a cutie!!

She will be available in a couple of months (late 2017)!

$108.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $54.00 from MACC 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!

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Kellan

Boy, born 2017
Down syndrome

Listed: August 2017

What a cutie!!!

 

$1,100.03 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $1100.03 from MACC 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!

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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.  She knows her nannies, smiles at familiar adults.  She can sit down and stand up with help.  She does not have mental delays.auralee-2016

Aura has developing speech — she can make separate sounds, and will repeat after an adult.   Aura Lee has features consistent with FAS (fetal alcohol syndrome).  This is not a diagnosis, but a cautionary disclosure.

Aura Lee will not be marked family found until a family has a completed homestudy and is USCIS approved – she does not have time to wait!!

$1,260.29 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $45.00 from MACC 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!

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Maya

Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome, anal atresia

Listed: August 2017

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. Maya can stand up in front of the mirror. When she sees herself, she tries to reach herself and makes excited sounds. Maya knows her name and turns with a smile when she is called. Maya is described as energetic and smiley. She likes playing with toys (especially musical ones), playing games with adults and with other children in the activity room, and playing outside. Maya also likes to listen to music and watch cartoons. Maya likes to use the blocks to make noise and she understands simple instructions, such as clapping hands, waiving goodbye, blowing kisses, etc. Maya babbles and can understand directions from an adult, such as ‘Come to drink, please.’ She will put down her toy and crawl over. She can also respond to others asking for her objects. Maya entered a foster family in September of 2014. She spends 5.5 hours a day in the grandmother’s class at the orphanage, where she receives physical therapy and developmental training. The rest of the time she is with her foster family and she is very close to her foster mother.

Maya was born with down syndrome and anal atresia (stoma fistula on the abdomen). She also has alpha thalassemia (just a carrier). On September 13th, 2015 she received reconstructive surgery. In March of 2016, she returned back to her home orphanage. She recovered well after the surgery. The doctors at the orphanage help her to do dilatation each day. Now she can use the potty for defecation and urination. Does your family or someone you know have room in your home and hearts for this treasure?

AUGUST 2017 UPDATE: Maya’s orphanage reports that she is high functioning. She can follow directions and can now dance to a whole song without any help from the teacher- a few songs actually!

$67.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $67.00 from MACC 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!

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Vinny #

Boy: 2015

Diagnosis: Infantile Cerebral Palsy – spastic quadric paresis. Muscle hypertonia. Delay in the neuro-psychological development. Hydronephrosis 1st degree

 Listed: August 2017

Vinny is an adorable little boy that is living in an orphanage in Eastern Europe. He has poor muscle tone and active movements. Coordination is poor as well due to walking on his toes when trying to step (with help). He is diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy. At the age of 3 months old, he began reacting to sound and looking at objects. Vinny has good control of his head and can roll on his stomach and back. He does not attempt to walk and he has trouble sitting without support. He has spastically increased muscle tone. He does well holding objects but does not pass them hand to hand, but rather to his mouth. Vinny has a good attention span and does well with recognizing individuals. His behavior is calm and very playful when being interacted with. He listens when being communicated with and tries to interact back with syllables and noises. Vinny is a picky eater and very dependent on the work staff.

$441.70 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $432.00 from MACC 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!

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Cyril

Boy, born 2017

sweet boy!

Down syndrome
HIV

Listed: August 2017

$477.18 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $265.68 from MACC 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!

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Franklin

Boy, born 2015

disorder of the brain
other osteochondrodyplasia
disease of the gallbladder
short stature
atrial septal defect
cleft uvula

Cutie pie!!!

Listed: Aug 2017

$27.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $27.00 from MACC 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!

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Angelina

Girl, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome and abdominal muscle dysplasia

Listed: July 2017

Angelina came into care when she was about two months old, and joined a foster family when she was about one and a half. She gets along well with her foster family and is especially close to her foster mother. Angelina can walk well and run. She is learning to speak more clearly and can understand instructions. She can point to different body parts when asked and likes to dance with music.

$1,714.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $1669.50 from MACC 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!

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Lynda

30815195533Guardian AngelGirl, born Dec 2008
Hydrocephalus, Severe mental delays

Listed: August 2013

She is a very sweet and kind girl and extremely needs a family.  She will be 5 this December, so any new family may commit to her and start preparing a dossier.

She has siblings, but none are available for adoption; 2 older sisters live with birth mother and 1 younger sister has been adopted.

From a family who met her in summer 2013:
She was in my kids’ groupa.  She is the sweetest little thing and needs out of there ASAP!!!  She has the most noble quiet nature about her.  She is mentally delayed but has so much potential.  She was one of the least favored children in the orphanage and she is desperate for love.  On one occasion she wandered over to the play shelter where we were playing and was trying to eat our daughter’s cookie.  We didn’t have any extra (we brought treats for the groupa every three days or so) so my husband just picked her up to distract her and as soon as he did, she threw her arms around his neck and rested her head on his shoulder just soaking in the attention.  I can’t bear the thought of her being transferred!  She already has it bad enough.

$6,479.75 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $45.00 from MACC 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!

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Nan

Girl, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: July 2017

Nan is a sweet peanut! As of her spring 2017 update, Nan was able to sit, crawl, and stand a little, while holding onto the railing. Nan can say simple words like ‘mama’ and ‘nannan.’ She plays well with other children and will smile at someone she knows. When people talk to her, she is very happy. She sometimes takes toys from the other children. If they start to cry, she will join in and cry along with them. Nan loves to look at colorful picture books and knows how to turn the pages, one by one. Her caretakers are working with her on identifying body parts. Nan cries loudly when upset, but the staff can comfort her by talking to her gently. She is scared of strangers and new places and will look for familiar caretakers when in that situation. She likes when her caretakers kiss her cheeks or give her snacks. Nan can hold her own bottle but does eat other foods, such as cut-up meat, soup, sliced fruits, small pieces of bread, etc. She is not a picky eater and she really likes bread and steamed buns. Nan is living in the orphanage. She sleeps well, but does move around a lot at night. The staff will sometimes need to re-cover her or will just give her two blankets. Nan has a cheerful personality and loves being outdoors and playing with toys that make sounds. We’re hoping Nan’s family sees her soon so she is able to come home while she is still so young.

There is a $5000 agency grant available, through Nan’s current agency.  They also have video and additional pictures.

$1,377.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $27.00 from MACC 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!

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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

Listed: July 2017

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 aggression, he is very thoughtful, diligent and precise in classes. He enjoys to play with Lego, likes to draw, make things from various materials, as well as he likes to sing and dance. The boy is nice and sincere by character, he is bonded to his siblings and he is always good to them, has never been aggressive towards them. The adopters should take into consideration that the boy’s behavior issues endanger himself and others around, as during the episodes of aggression the boy becomes affective and he is not able to calm down for a long period of time. Diagnosed with mixed disorder of behavior and emotions. He agrees to be adopted only together with his siblings.

Kurt has blue eyes and light color hair. He is quiet and sincere child. He likes various TV shows and enjoys playing various games outside. The boy has learning difficulties and he needs to study according to specialized curriculum. The boy attends speech therapist, sand therapy and he loves to attend modern dance classes. The boy wishes to sing in a choir because he likes to sing. He has difficulties with reading, but he is admirably hardworking, he works a lot additionally by himself as he wishes to gain recognition. The boy is bonded to his siblings. He is diagnosed with small stature and needs a consultation with an endocrinologist.

Liesl has blue eyes and blonde hair. The girl attends kindergarten, she gladly plays with other children, she likes to draw and sing. She is hard-working in the learning process, but she is not successful in many things, she finds it difficult to learn letters and do writing tasks, her attention is unstable. The girl may sometimes have urinary problems. She tries to put her belongings in order, is able to dress herself, she is friendly and sweet in communication with others. She is joyful by nature, although sometimes may be naughty, but it is possible to come to an agreement with her. The girl is close to her siblings, especially to the oldest half-brother. She is diagnosed with nocturnal enuresis and a behavior disorder.

Louisa has brown eyes and light color hair. The girl enjoys to play with other children, she colors, draws and sings. She has a good voice and she can keep the tune. The girl is diligent and hard-working, she helps the foster mother in the household jobs. She is friendly and sweet in communication with others. The girl is close to her siblings with whom she lives together, and she is happy to meet her other siblings (Fredrich and Liesl). She is diagnosed with a speech and language development delay.

Brigitta has brown eyes and brown hair. The girl enjoys to play with her siblings, with whom she lives together (Louisa and Kurt), towards other children she is more reserved. By character she is more naughty than Louisa, with difficulty obeys instructions, tends to argue, sometimes may be aggressive towards others, to get her way may even bite others. The girl likes to sing, to color coloring books, to make various hairstyles and to dress up. The girl is close to her siblings with whom she lives together, and she is happy to meet her other siblings (Fredrich and Liesl). She is diagnosed with a speech and language development delay.

All five children meet each other regularly, because the foster families are friends with each other. They celebrate together the children’s name days and birthdays, as well as participate in events for foster families.

$158.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $145.00 from MACC 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!

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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

Listed: July 2017

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 tries to raise his head and hold it for a short time. He eats well porridge or root vegetables with meat, he is spoon-fed. Mostly is seated in a specialized chair with head positioning.

Physiotherapist: tone imbalance. Slight spastic distally, active reflexes, weak torso; Weak head and torso control in all positions against gravity. In lying down on the back position the head is turned to the right, turns to the abdomen without lifting his head from the surface. The head in comparison to body proportionally large. Poor attention and motivation persistence. Interested in flashing, scintillating texture items. Emotionally labile. The development dynamics is minimal.

$58.30 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $47.50 from MACC 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!

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Mordecai L42

Boy, born fall, 2013
Brain damage, speech articulation disorder

Listed: July 2017

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 and talk; adopters should take into consideration that the boy may choke with food, if it is of hard consistence. The boy has severe health problems, he cannot get off a sofa independently and may fall, he needs constant supervision and needs to be strapped in a pushchair. The child suffered from physical abuse, as a result he has multiple location intracerebral haemorrhages, multiple subdural hematoma, multiple rib fractures, symptomatic seizures, psycho-motor development delay.

$140.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $100.00 from MACC 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!

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Branden L41

Boy, born summer 2012

Down syndrome, speech delay

Listed: July 2017

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 orphanage was successful, the boy was friendly and cute, the attention span was sustainable, physical development corresponded the age, language development was delayed.

Branden’s overall development progresses well, although the development of language is without change, attention span is less sustainable, he is more careless. General movements are free, the boy freely moves, runs, climbs up and down the stairs. Branden is very active and inquisitive. He shows interest in the surrounding area and events, as well as activities of adults and other children. He is friendly and builds contact gladly also with less known people. The boy is interested in toys, but often the interest is unstable, he plays a little bit and then looks for another toy. Needs to be motivated to continue and finish the started play. The boy tends to be inattentive, has unstable attention, wants to rush everything. Language development lags behind age norms and progress is very minimal. The boy responds to his name, he comprehends and reacts adequately on daily instructions. Uses few words in short form in his active speech, but in most occasions uses inarticulate exclamation sounds, vocabulary has not progressed. Passive (receptive) vocabulary is wider. Keenly observes and leafs through picture books, but he cannot show the asked object or name it himself. Self-skills well trained, independent eating and drinking, knows his cot, is able to dress himself partially, can undress, is not yet able to fasten clothes with buttons or zips, goes to toilet after reminder, sometimes goes independently.

Branden does have older siblings, but they have been legally separated by the courts.

$309.40 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $244.10 from MACC 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!

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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. In her orphanage she does not follow instructions; her vocabulary is very poor; she is severe speech delayed. She does not like to play with other children in her orphanage, she is on her own. She wants more attention than her caregivers are able to provide her with.

$298.90 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $37.00 from MACC 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!

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Lilly

Girl, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: June 2017

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 is very cute and favorable,” and “When someone had fun with her, she will smile innocently. It showed that she is a girl with good personality.” It is clear this baby is not only sweet, but adored!

Lilly is a good eater and sleeper and she really likes taking baths. She loves to play in the water and kicking the water with her feet makes her squeal with excitement. Lilly was turning from side to side when her file was prepared and she is receiving physical therapy. The staff believes she is going to continue to surprise them. It is our hope that Lilly can come home to her family before her 2nd birthday!

There is a $5,000 grant available through her current agency.

$112.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $103.50 from MACC 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!

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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 a bigger smile to Jenny’s face than being able to play with her musical instruments and having others play along with her!

It is reported that Jenny receives therapies to support her speech and development. As a young child, Jenny underwent corrective surgery for a congenital heart condition and currently takes medication for hyperthyroidism and hypertension.

Jenny is in need of a family that can provide consistency, support, and a lifetime of love.

The agency has photos of Jenny for inquiring families. She is darling!

$36.79 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $22.50 from MACC 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!

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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

Listed: June 2017

Look at the curls on this doll! Cameron is in urgent need of medical care!!

$215.60 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $72.00 from MACC 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!

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Blaine

Boy, born 2009
PRC
Downs Syndrome, right cryptochordism,  inguinal hernia with  undescended testicle

Listed: May 2017

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 blanket, etc. He also talks about how mean the nannies are to this little boy. My son doesn’t have anything to say about anyone else there except they aren’t nice. Initially I took it with a grain of salt but there is another little girl adopted from there in the last year who has told her family the exact same thing. Can you imagine the heart on this little one? I adore him. I am more than willing to talk to anyone about him!

update: He has strong self-care skills!

$1,232.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $152.50 from MACC 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!

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Stacie

stacie
stacie1Girl, born 2011

other disorders of the nervous system; atypical autism; Melanocytic naevi of lower limb, including hip; myopia; Abnormal results of cardiovascular function studies

Listed: August 3, 2016

So sweet!!

$9.90 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $4.50 from MACC 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!

 

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Bert

Guardian Angel

bert-2016Boy, born February 2008

Listed: March 22, 2013

Bert has cerebral palsy; we don’t have any specific information

 

NEW VIDEO!!  A new video of Bert!!! He looks to still be in the baby house. He bertneeds a family NOW! He is so adorable!

Shareable video link: https://youtu.be/ZlnVHrFiH8k

Bert’s younger brother, Ernie, has been adopted domestically.  Please note, there is limited information on all children. Some children may have FAS, Autism, RAD or other institutional behaviors NOT diagnosed or disclosed.

*** Bert needs a family to commit ASAP!  They are ready to move him to the institution unless someone commits now. It will be a disaster for him after this very good orphanage he is in now, especially that he is making a good progress!***

$9,575.08 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $886.43 from MACC 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!

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Theresa

Girl, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: May 2017

Darling Theresa is close with and attached to her foster mother and early education teachers. She will laugh at her foster mother when she sees her coming and loves giving her big hugs. She likes playing with other kids and gets along well with the other children and her caretakers. Theresa has a toy she just loves playing with and she can play with it for long periods of time. Theresa could hold up her head at 5 months of age, sit independently at 8 months, crawl at 10 months, stand with support at 12 months, walk with assistance at 14 months, and walk on her own at 18 months. At 18 months, Theresa could say ‘Mama.’ Now, when she sees food on the table, she will point to it and say “ah!” She was able to respond to her name being called by 12 months and could understand simple directions from adults at 18 months. If you reach out your hands to her and tell her “mama hold you,” she would crawl towards you. Theresa was born with down syndrome and came into care at about 7 months of age. She’s ready and waiting for her forever family to see her so she can snuggle and love on them daily.

The agency which currently has Theresa’s file has a $5,000 grant available for her adoption, as well. Other agency grants may be available based on the adoptive family’s circumstances.

$90.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $90.00 from MACC 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!

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Myles

Boy, born 2011

Listed: May 2017

He has autism. But he is not typical boy with autism. He can dress, eat and wash by himself. He is talkative boy who likes to cuddle. His vocabulary is more than average and he can count to 30. He love playing with puzzles (10-20 pieces). He is not aggressive. He was afraid of everything when he first came to the orphanage. He was 2 y.o. at that time and couldn’t walk because his bio family kept him at the crib all the time.

The caregivers like him and described him as nice and caring child. His teachers also speak highly about him and believe he has a lot of potential. He works hard on his assignments and has no behavioral problems. He learn English at school. He likes to interact with other children.

Video is available from the agency.

$388.80 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $316.80 from MACC 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!

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Hailey

Girl, born early 2016
Down syndrome

Listed: May 11, 2017

Hailey is a baby girl with Down syndrome. She has a precious sweet smile and her caretakers describe her as happy and friendly.

The agency has photos to share at the appropriate point in a family’s adoption process.

$121.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $108.00 from MACC 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!

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Gianna

Girl, born 2015

congenital hydrocephalus
tetralogy of fallot
congenital malformation of pulmonary artery
patent ductus arteriosus
congenital cerebral cysts
congenital malformation of corpus callosum

Listed: May 2017

She had heart surgery done recently and she started to make huge progress right after it.

$194.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $45.00 from MACC 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!

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Marissa

Girl, born 2009

mixed specific disorders of psychological development
sensory neural hearing loss (bilateral)

Listed: April 2017

Updated pic (on left) from May 2017

$67.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $27.00 from MACC 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!

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Lena

Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: March 30, 2017

Meet Lena! She is a huggable and oh-so-sweet little girl who is 2 years old! Lena has Down syndrome, with no known heart issues. She lives at the orphanage, and has not received as much help with her development as she should. While motor and speech delays are expected with little ones who have Down syndrome, early intervention can really help. Lena is quiet, happy, and a very lovable little one. In fact, her report states she loves hugs! She needs a family soon, and the therapies required to help her with her speech and motor skills. Lena is waiting for you!

$352.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $334.00 from MACC 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!

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Quinntavius

Boy, born February 2012
PRC
Limb difference

Listed: May 26, 2015

3 year old Quinntavius is missing his right hand. It looks as if he may have ptosis (droopy eye lid) of his left eye, but that is not a formal diagnosis. Quinntavius likes to look at picture books and be read to. He really enjoys going outside and playing and basking in the sunshine. Quinntavius has good fine motor skills and is very observant.

Quinntavius (1)

 

He knows his name and likes hearing his named called. Quinntavius has good expression and is very curious. He is a quiet boy and doesn’t cry often. He can combine actions with words, such as shaking his head no and saying no. He really likes to play with toys, especially blocks, and he enjoys rolling balls. Quinntavius sounds like a wonderful little boy who doesn’t let anything stop him. Now he just needs a forever family of his own!

Video available from spring 2017.

$2,482.40 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $413.00 from MACC 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!

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Remmie L33

boysillouettenophotoBoy, born 2014

Congenital heart disease (Tetralogy of Fallot) Cardiovascular insufficiency, stage I; OS ptosis palpebral. OU hypermetropia with astigmatism. Protein energy malnutrition. Physical development delay. Language development delay.

Listed January 10, 2017

Remmie has grey eyes and light brown hair. He walks without assistance, but unsteady, can climb up on a sofa. He likes to operate with rags (as toys), to construct towers of 3 or 4 blocks, to play with toys. He pronounces few words correctly, says „ma-ma”, „pa-pa”, „ta-ta”. Reacts to music with moves, understands denial „no”, he likes, when someone praises him, feels proud about it. The boy likes to co-operate with adults, prefers to be with people he knows. He is sad and angry if he doesn’t achieve the desired. The boy sits at the table, eats with a spoon and drinks from a cup with assistance. He is curious, shows interest in activities around him, operates with objects purposefully.

$122.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $100.00 from MACC 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!

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Hazel

hazel1Girl, born September 2012
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Dec 19, 2016

Hazel’s story is a little special. She is a beautiful 4 year old girl who has Down Syndrome. When one of the agency’s families traveled to adopt their son they visited the orphanage and met Hazel. They fell in love and asked if she had an adoption file. They were told she did not and they asked the orphanage personnel to please prepare the file. Apparently they listened, because when asked about her the last time the agency team was at the orphanage, they said her file was almost completed!

Hazel is a funny little thing who loved the different activities we had going on in the room! She loved the balls and my goodness did she love the stacking cups! She kept trying to get them and take them to another part of the room!

Hazel has a $4,000 grant through her current adoption agency!  Hazel needs a family! Could she be your daughter?

Additional information and photos can be found in this blog post.

$617.95 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $19.00 from MACC 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!

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Oscar

oscaroscar-2017-croppedBoy, born 2010

FAS, HIV
other disorders of the nervous system, other disorder of psychological development, chronic atticoantral suppurative otitis media

New pic January 2017!  He also has a brother born in 2007

Listed: Nov 30, 2016

$109.80 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $31.50 from MACC 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!

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Leelee

leeleeGirl, born 2014
Spina bifida

Listed: Sept 20, 2016

Leelee went directly to Family Orphanage from the hospital after birth. She was born with spina bifida in the sacral, without hydrocephalus, operated on the first day of life. Because of neurogenic bladder, she is systematic catheterized.

Leelee is very cheerful and open, easily makes contact with new people. Leelee willingly playing with dolls, cradled them, she takes in the stroller and swings them, loves also look books. Motor development girl is behind schedule. Currently Leelee already able to run, although there she imbalance. It comes and goes down the stairs holding the railing with both hands, climbs up on a chair and goes down with him.

Leelee uses single words, which include the names of familiar people, actions, and everyday objects.

$56.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $11.00 from MACC 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!

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Nancy

guardianangelNancyGirl, born Oct 2012
PRC
Down Syndrome, Post Op CHD, Low Thyroxine

Listed: August 3, 2016

Nancy loves to give hugs! All you have to do is open your arms out and this sweetie jumps right into them and snuggles in for a long hug.

She gives thumbs ups, is speaking a few simple words, and blows kisses. She needs help getting dressed, but puts on her own shoes. She has started potty training. She is good at imitating and her caregivers describe her as sweet and engaging.

Nancy needs a family of her own. Anyone’s life would be brighter with Nancy’s hugs in it!

Additional information and photos can be found in this blog post.

$166.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $61.20 from MACC 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!

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Rafferty

Rafferty 2016Boy, born Sept 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: August 2, 2016

Rafferty is such a sweet and lovable little one! He is 21 months old, and came to the orphanage when he was about 3 months old. Rafferty has Down syndrome, and was born with a PFO, which has not required treatment. Rafferty is very social, and has a girl at his orphanage wrapped around his little finger! He has the delays we typically see with kids who have Down syndrome. Rafferty needs a loving family, maybe some therapies to help him catch up a bit, and a chance for a bright and happy future. Rafferty is waiting!

$621.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $585.00 from MACC 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!

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Older Child Grant — Other Angels

AdamLizzie (1)Beginning May 6, 2016, children age 10 & up are eligible for a grant up to $10,000.  Older children with special needs other than Down syndrome are referred to as “Other Angels” on the Reece’s Rainbow website.

$454,000 has been awarded in Older Other Angel Grants since May 2016.

We are currently working on rebuilding this grant fund!  

Additional information available on the new Older Child Grant policy.  To inquire about one of these children, please email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org

For a list of children who are eligible for these grant funds:  Older Other Angel Boys     and     Older Other Angel Girls  and    Other Angel Children (HIV)

 

To donate to the Older Child Grants (Other Angels) and help the grant grow:

$37,425.61 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $702.50 from MACC 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!

Checks can be mailed to:
Reece’s Rainbow
PO Box 146
Combined Locks, WI 54113

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Older Child Grant — Down Syndrome

thenandnowwatkinsthenandnow-isomBeginning January 1, 2017, children age 10 & up are eligible for a $15,000 grant.

Since May 2016, 14 $15,000 grant and 6 $10,000 grants have previously been awarded!

These older children with Down syndrome currently have $400,000+  

Additional information available on the new Older Child Grant policy.

For a list of children who are eligible for these grant funds:

Older Boys with Down Syndrome  and  Older Girls with Down Syndrome

To donate to the Older Child Grants (Down syndrome) and help the grant pool grow:


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!

Checks can be mailed to:
Reece’s Rainbow
PO Box 146
Combined Locks, WI 54113

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SCARLET

guardianangelscarlett-2017-croppedGirl, born 2013 & Boy, born 2011

Scarlet:  Epilepsy, FAS.  She is severely handicapped

Rhett is healthy – Rhett has been adopted

VIDEO!  January 2017: Shareable video link: https://youtu.be/OyGhFHu_A0E

New pics January 2017!!  

$1,341.30 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $4.50 from MACC 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!

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Seth

sethBoy, born 2010

Other congenital, malformations of brain; Disorder of brain, unspecified
Cleft hard and soft palate with bilateral cleft lip
Atrial septal defect; Iron deficiency anaemia

Listed March 11, 2016

 

$120.12 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $98.52 from MACC 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!

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Summer (L)

Summer

Summer2Girl, born March 2012
FAS and mixed development disorder, premature birth.

Listed: February 15, 2016

Summer is quiet, friendly and always smiles when she is seen by an adult. She almost eats without help – but she eats slowly. She almost goes up and down the stairway by herself. She does not want to always participate in all activities and needs extra motivation. She expresses her feelings with mimics and movements. She has started to speak and pronounces some words. Summer loves music, reading, books and swinging on the horse.

She wants adult’s attention and likes to lean on an adult, sit in their lap, and give hugs. Her fine and gross motors skills development are adequate. She is friendly with adults and children.

$396.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $117.00 from MACC 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!

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Mathis (L)

Mathis (1)mathis-2-168x300-croppedBoy, born 2014

FAS and delayed development. Mathis recently had surgery to repair his cleft palate. He has physical and psychomotor delays.

Listed: February 15, 2016

Mathis has a problem eating and is fed with a tube although he has learned to suck a bottle and can eat mashed food. He still receives liquids from a tube. His language skills are weak. He can walk holding on to something and is crawling. He has started to walk, climb, and manipulate toys and objects. He is doing very well and his development in general is very optimistic.

Description from a visiting family: peaceful, gentle, and enjoys adult attention. He understands the language and is very observant. Mathis is calm, quiet, crawls, responsive, content, alert, survivor, easily comforted.

$286.69 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $95.00 from MACC 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!

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Joey

joey1Boy, born 2011

Mental delay, brain dysfunction, speech delay

Listed: February 1, 2016

Will be available September 2016!

From a family that met him 12/15:
Joey is a tiny, smiley little guy who loves attention and hugs! He was so happy to sit on my lap for a hug, to show me the little stuffed animal and toys he was holding and to have his picture taken! He is verbal and said things like, “Cheese!” when having his picture taken, and “Can I see?” to see the photo stored in the camera. He will make a sweet addition to any family and he will simply thrive with the love of a Mama and Papa poured into him! He is in the same place as Chester and Byron – the last three orphans left in their institution.

$1,616.40 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $45.00 from MACC 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!

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Nannette

Nannette (11)-001

Nannette (13)-001Girl, born 11/2007
PRC
Post-op congenital right cleft lip, right microphthalmia; scar hyperplasia post systemic inflammatorome. cicatricial alopecia; post inflammatory depigmentation macule; Malnutrition

Listed: January 26, 2016

From her 2012 file- Nannette has normal body and intellectual development. At the age of 4 years, she can take care of herself, have a meal, go to toilet, read, and draw lines and scribble. She can walk and run. Nannette’s Language, personality and emotion development is delayed. She is introverted and not talkative. Usually when she communicates with adults, she can understand adults, but she responds less or responds in a low voice, we can’t hear clearly. When Nannette gets along with children, she is talkative and usually happy. In her diet, she has good appetite and good digestion; when it’s time for meal, she is anxious about, even loses her temper. In life, Nannette is an obedient child, and often willing to help the aunt to do something that she can do, such as putting away milk containers, taking diapers, picking up garbage and taking out the trash and so on. Now with her growing slowly, she can learn from imitating continuously, and learns more and more. Now she can draw lines and scribbles and sing children’s songs and so on.

$1,036.10 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $22.50 from MACC 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!

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Josh Finley

JOshBoy, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: January 15, 2016

Josh just turned 2 and is adorable! Josh has Down syndrome, loves to listen to music and can turn over on his own. He is also great at crawling like a champ and can say a few words! He has 2 great big dimples when he smiles, and he smiles often! Josh is active, and loves to play games with his caretakers, adjusted well to them and is developing well! In an update from the beginning of December, Josh had great eye contact and was very curious. He is starting to talk, recognizes his name, and loves chocolate and dumplings (what a combo!)

$1,763.96 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $62.00 from MACC 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!

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Grace

Grace RKGirl, born June 2010
PRC
Cleft lip and palate; congenital heart defect (post-op)

Listed: January 11, 2016

Grace was abandoned by the train station when she was ten days old and has been living in an orphanage ever since. Grace was born with a cleft lip and palate, for which her first surgery will occur in May. She also had a congenital heart defect which was corrected this past summer. She does not take any cardiac medication but she sometimes pants and her lips become blue after strenuous exercise so her cardiac issues may not be fully resolved.

Grace is reported to have normal intelligence, bowel and bladder control, and she walks and runs just fine. She dresses herself, speaks in 3 – 5 word sentences, likes to sing and play games with other children.

Grace needs a family of her own. Can she join yours?

$44.30 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $20.00 from MACC 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!

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Leigha

LeighaGirl, born January 2014
CO-1
Shaken Baby Syndrome

 

Listed: Dec 23, 2015

$1,170.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $100.00 from MACC 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!

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Isabel

isabel1isabel-2017-croppedGirl, born 2011

beautiful girl will flourish with love!

Cerebral palsy, Localization-related (focal)(partial) symptomatic epilepsy and epileptic syndromes with complex partial seizures, Contracture of joint, Optic atrophy

New pic January 2017.

$7,532.33 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $4.50 from MACC 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!

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Marielli

MarielliMarielli-2Girl, born 2011
PRC
Post-operative cleft palate

Listed: Nov 2015

Beautiful Marielli has a contagious giggle. She loves to play with her foster mommy and giggles every time a toy block falls from her head. Like most toddlers, she wants to play the game on repeat. She shows how she wants to play again by grabbing her foster momma’s hand and motions to do it again. One of her favorite times of day is bath time! The sweet girl loves to splash and splash.

She is social, active and definitely not shy. She is often comforted by being held and snuggled when she is upset. Marielli was fortunate to be a part of Love Without Boundaries cleft exchange in 2012 and has had her cleft palate repaired already. Her file states that she congenital cleft palate (now repaired) and poor brain development. She is sure to be an absolute joy to a family. Who is ready to giggle and splash with Marielli?

An update received in the fall of 2015 states that Marielli is now living with a foster family. She is reported to be a healthy little girl who rarely gets sick. Compared to children of the same age, Marieli is still very delayed. She does crawl, stand, and walk with assistance. Marielli is cooperative with her caregivers, but rarely talks and says few well-pronounced words. She is happiest when her caregivers play with her, offer her toys, or hug her. Marielli has quite an appetite and eats a wide range of foods. There is a small hole in her palate, so some foods are difficult for her to eat. It is said that she is receiving rehabilitation training, but no details were given. Marielli has a fear of meeting strangers and her caregivers say she has an introverted personality.

Marielli’s current agency also has a $3000 grant available for qualified families.

$245.70 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $31.50 from MACC 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!

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Stanley

stanley

Boy, born 2009

Spastic tetraplegia; Severe intellectual disabilities; Undescended testicle, unspecified, bilateral; Scoliosis; Astigmatism; Optic atrophy

Sweet boy needs out of his crib!

$1,229.20 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $4.50 from MACC 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!

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James

JamesBoy, born July 2013Percy (1)
PRC
Down syndrome

Isn’t James darling?  Listed: October 19, 2015

A report from December 2014 says: At the age of 13-16 months, James can sit alone for a while, can make “aa oo” sounds, knows strangers and acquaintances, can roll over, knows his name, can show afraid and angry, can play by himself, the child can play with toys (toy piano and etc) with aunts, and can stand up with hand held. When James is happy he will laugh aloud.

At 17 months, James could pronounce simple words, and has a ready smile. He has a good physical state.

$36.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $22.50 from MACC 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!

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Rocco

Rocco2RoccoBoy, born April 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

This cute little guy is Rocco. Rocco can sit without help for a while and can stand when held. He loves to grasp toys near him and to try to find dropped toys. He’s very curious and is fond of exploring new objects. Rocco’s an outgoing and active little boy who loves listening to music and playing with toys. He is also a little performer! He performed a sign language dance at party at his orphanage. He loves laughing, is very fond of imitating others, and would love to share that happiness with his forever family. Ask about Rocco and help him become a part of your forever family!

$803.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $131.50 from MACC 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!

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Dryden

dryden

dryden-2017-croppedBoy, born 2010

HIV +, possible FAS
Hepatomegaly with splenomegaly, not elsewhere classified

New pic January 2017!

 

$164.30 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $95.00 from MACC 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!

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Riley and Robyn

rileyandrobin-2016Siblings! They must be adopted together!  Both children have FAS (fetal alcohol syndrome).

Boy, born 2009
Other disorders of nervous system not elsewhere classified
mixed specific development disorder Pectus excavatum, Other congenital valgus deformities of feet,
Congenital ptosis

Girl, born 2010
Congenital malformations of corpus callosum, Quadriplegia, Unspecified intellectual disabilities, Congenital deformity of feet, unspecified Myopia
Alternating esotropia

VIDEO!   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtnJr3wf5_w&feature=youtu.be 

$2,739.36 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $219.60 from MACC 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!

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Loman

LomanBoy, born March 2012
PRC
Down syndrome

Loman is an active and happy little boy. His caretakers describe him as being clever, talkative and optimistic. Loman loves to listen to music and when he hears it he begins to dance. He loves to be a helper and always wants to help. Loman and Kaisey are friends who adore each other’ Perhaps a brother and sister?

$144.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $94.50 from MACC 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!

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Malcolm

malcolm-2016Boy, born 2012

hydrocephalus (shunted), spastic tetraplegia, epilepsy unspecified, optic nerve atrophy

 

 

$1,702.76 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $425.00 from MACC 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!

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Jude

jude1

Boy, born 2011

Severe delay of physical and mental development

Listed: Aug 25, 2015

VIDEOhttps://youtu.be/i4KTSYVhRmU

 

From a family that met him 6/15:

We spent about a week with this sweet boy when we were adopting our son in June 2015. He is so desperate for love. He called me momma and begged my daughter and me to hold him. We loved on him as much as possible and he soaked it up. He picked up English words very quickly, and remembered day after day that I had hand sanitizer in my purse and asked for it by saying, “soap!” He loved to play ball with my kids, and the nannies would let him push the baby carriage around during walks. He has the most infectious giggle I’ve ever heard. He walks well, but the nanny indicated that he has issues with his knees. It didn’t stop him, though!

He needs a good, patient, and loving family to give him what he needs. He is so skinny and needs good nutrition. He has very minor orphanage behaviors, but from the progress he made just being with us for a few days, I know he will flourish in a caring family. He will be transferred to a horrible place (the director of the orphanage told me it is horrible), likely very soon, since he’s almost 4.

This region is beautiful and very cost efficient. The orphanage director is lovely. The facilitators are amazing, and the judge is hilarious and wonderful! You will be able to stay in a hotel and walk to the orphanage and enjoy the beauty and culture of a wonderful town.

LOTS of videos available!

$1,161.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $22.50 from MACC 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!

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Cadence

cadence-2016Girl, born 2010
Her official diagnoses are syndrome of movements disturbance, conformational abnormalities of brain, unspecific; other disorders of mental development.

new picture May 2017.

Sweet video of Cadence playing.

Her orphanage is not the best place to live in, but she “may” be transferred so to even worse place. She is a very good girl, very friendly and ready for the family.  She cannot talk, she only makes some sounds to express herself. She understands direct speech though.  Well-behaved and friendly girl.

From a family who met her in August 2017:
Cadence is a beautiful little blonde haired girl who has a sweet smile and gentle demeanor. We were told that she does not talk and is not potty trained but is very sweet-natured and kind. She reached out to us when we walked in the room. She was able to follow some simple directions given to her and was aware of the other children in her group. She is small for her age. She likes to be carried and held. She is not a favorite of the orphanage staff and is given very little attention. It is a poor orphanage with little resources. She needs a family willing to invest the time and energy into drawing her out of her shell.

She does NOT have an older brother, as was previous believed.

$58.60 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $40.50 from MACC 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!

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Jenni

jenniGirl, born 2010

Pierre Robin syndrome, slight mental delay

New picture (left) May 2017.

She had surgery for cleft palate. She doesn’t speak but snuffles. She congenitally has very low palate. She most likely will never talk normally.

Jenni has a 17-year-old brother that a family must be approved for, as well.

From a family who met her in August 2017:
Jenni is a sweet, very cute little girl with a lot of personality. She is bubbly and does talk (although we didn’t know what she was saying) and was quick to come to us and cry out for us to be her Mama and Papa. She is very small for her age. She was friends with our daughter but was transferred to an older class so we only saw her on our first visit. She is so ready to be in a family and we believe she would absolutely thrive!

$117.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $95.00 from MACC 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!

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Jesse #11-51

Jesse_May 2015Boy, age: 2
Diagnosis: External hydrocephalus; Arachnoid cyst; Infantile cerebral palsy – spastic quadric paresis

Jesse has been seen by a neurosurgeon who has said that no surgical intervention is required at this time. He picks up a toy given to him, keeps it for a short time and drops it. He will play for a short time – studies a toy, puts it in the mouth, transfers it from one hand to the other.

Listed: June 2, 2015

Update November 2015: He demonstrates interest in musical and mechanical toys. He will play for a short time – studies a toy, puts it in the mouth, transfers it from one hand to the other. He likes activities involving music. He recognizes familiar areas of the orphanage and understands his daily routine related to familiar tasks such as eating. He is very happy when interacting with familiar adults.

Photos and videos from November 2015 are available through the agency.

$420.07 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $19.00 from MACC 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!

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Kyson, Karl and Suzanne

guardianangelkysonkarlsuzanneBoy, born 2011
FAS, Specific disorders of mental development

Boy, born 2013 (wearing blue socks-pink shorts) No diagnosed special needs

Girl, born 2010 (wearing dress)
FAS, Microcephaly, low paraparesis

New pic January 2017! 

$325.80 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $4.50 from MACC 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!

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Suzanne

Karl

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Christian

christian-2017Boy, born 2011

Listed: April 24, 2015

Congenital brain malformation, epileptic syndrome with frequent polymorphic seizures, cranial bones deformation, chest deformation, knee- and elbow-joints contracture. The child is in medication sleep due to frequent seizures.

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New photo January 2017.  The difference is stark.  Please help us a find a family that can lovingly serve his medical needs!  He deserves the best in life, not misery in a mental institution.

$114.30 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $27.00 from MACC 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!

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Bobby

Bobby (1)Bobby (2)Boy, born December 2011
PRC
Progressive Muscular Dystrophy

Adorable Bobby is diagnosed with Progressive Muscular Dystrophy. From his file in June of 2014, his caretakers say they have not yet seen a negative impact on his physical development. He is already on a steroid regime and can walk, run, jump and climb up and down the stairs. His caretakers say he is an active and cute boy who observes his surroundings with bright eyes. Bobby loves to play with blocks and cars. He also likes to listen to music. He will clap his hands and shake his body and dance to lively music. Bobby likes to play outside and laughs every day as he plays with the other children. He has good self care skills. Bobby can feed himself, dress and undress and sometimes he helps the other kids collect the toys in the toy basket. His caretakers and teachers are very fond of him. This adorable little boy is waiting for a family to call his own who can help him access the most up to date medical care.

$1,119.60 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $49.50 from MACC 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!

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Ellen

ellenellenGirl, born 2010
Microcephaly, Cerebral Palsy

Listed: Apr 16, 2015

URGENT:  FACING IMMINENT TRANSFER to the INSTITUTION

 

$1,040.70 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $18.00 from MACC 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!