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Deenah #6-20

Deenah_Sept2015 Girl: 2007
Diagnosis: Cerebral Palsy – spastic quadric paresis; farsighted; On anti-convulsive therapy; Severe delay in the physical and neuro-psychical development. Microcephalus.

Listed: Aug 29, 2014

Deenah was raised by her birth mother until she was 5 years old. She was removed from the home at that time by social services because the mother could not meet the child’s medical needs.

Deenah has high muscle tone as a result of the CP. She would greatly benefit from the care available in the US, such as botox treatments. She does have some movements in her limbs. She can raise her right arm to shoulder width and will open her hands. She’s receiving physical therapy to assist with her movements. When placed on her stomach, she will lift her head and can control it/move it around to look at desired objects. She attempts to roll over on her back and the staff is working with her on this skill. She sits in a positioning chair and while in the chair, she turns her head toward voices or toys.

She enjoys interactions with other people and will smile and laugh when interacted with. She cries when she wants attention. She appears to understand some spoken commands as she will lift her arm and attempt to hand a toy that she is holding to someone when asked.

Update: March 2017:   Deenah can turn to a side position. When she’s on her back, she can turn in circles. She makes active movements with her hands and legs. She can hold a toy put in her hand although manipulating the toy is very difficult. She differentiates between the adults and reacts with positive emotion when stimulated. She does not pronounce syllables, only throaty sounds. She is fed with a spoon by an adult, but it is very difficult due to which most often she is fed with a bottle.

She can move her right hand best and recently, her left hand been more mobile. After stimulation and a little help, she turns from her back to stomach but cannot pull out her hand beneath on her own. When positioned in a chair she can stay seated. The fine motor skills are not developed. She can pick up a toy if placed conveniently on her own with her right hand and will play with it with interest.  She makes attempts to pick toys up with her left hand but at this point needs help.  Her attention is short-lived.

When Deenah sees an adult she recognizes, her reaction is a wild, almost euphoric laughter.  She often cries if not paid attention. She differentiates between familiar people and strangers and has different expectations.  She demonstrates different attitudes to the adults, based on her past experiences with them. She cheers up when other children tease her. She understands and gives her hand for “hello” but does not carry out other social gestures.

Deenah smiles when someone talks tenderly to her. She understands and carries out 2-3 simple typical instructions like “give me” and “hello”. She pronounces sounds and unclear combinations of sounds, mostly vowels.

She is included in the educational system. In the 2014/2015 school year she is enrolled in first grade for special needs education and is trained according to an individual plan. In the 2016/2017 school year she will continue her education in third grade.

The photos in the pink are from March 2017.  The agency also has videos from 2015 available.

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

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Lilya

Girl, born 2016

Down Syndrome

Listed:  March 28, 2017

Can’t wait to see her smiling!

$9.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Brogan #

Boy:  2010

Intercranial trauma (surgery done at 11 months for it), mild-moderate delays, seizures.

Brogan is amiable, friendly, at times is too enthusiastic. He cooperates with others; participates in group activities; He shows that he is proud with his achievements; often searches for the approval of the adults and insist to make things independently. He likes role games and pretend games. Brogan easily memorizes and reproduces what he learned and his attention is more sustainable and focused. Because of that he is secure in his expressions and does undertake initiative in the learning process.   He likes to impose his opinion in the game and to be a leading figure, but agrees with the opinion of the others as well. He willingly communicates with the others, without too much physical closeness, and seeks approval of his foster parent. His understanding corresponds to his age and environment. He is able to lead a dialogue with others and is empathetic towards others. When communicating with  others he uses non-verbal methods as gestures and mimics for better communication. He has some vocabulary is working on that. He knows his first name and his age. He understands and uses the specifications for emotional states, features of the character, for himself and others as well. He loves to listen to tales or stories, expresses interest towards the pictures in the books. He can tell overall if he likes certain story or not. He has established perception of his body structure. He has developed feeling of good and evil. He has developed a sense of justice. He is more patient. He has vast desire to explore the world around him and is constantly asking questions until he receives a satisfactory answer. He demonstrates care for the others and his foster parent.

He loves to play with car toys, constructors, to listen to music and dance. He enjoys independent and group games with peers.

He had surgery at 11 months old for inter-cranial trauma.  He shows mild to moderate delays and occasional seizures if ill or upset.

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

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Scotty #

Boy: age 2

Diagnosis: Lumbar spina bifida (surgically corrected), grand mal seizures, spastic cerebral palsy, hydrocephalus

Scotty has little support from his legs.  His head control has improved and he can turn from his back to his belly.  He sits independently by holding on to the bars of his crib and also makes attempts to stand up.  Scotty can hold toys in his hands and tries to clap!  He maintains eye contact and recognizes the faces of his caregivers.  Scotty expresses appropriate emotions to happiness and agitation and will laugh out loud when teases.  He imitates and pronounces combinations of sounds and syllables.  Scotty interacts with all children and caregivers.  He likes music and toys.  Scotty is fed by a spoon and receives additional nutrition from a bottle.

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

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Thomas #1-43

Thomas

Thomas 2Age: 6
Diagnosis: Spina bifida apeta, prolapse, lower left paraplegia, inner hydrocephalus, bilateral luxation, chronic osteomyelitis, delay in the neuro-psychical development.
Thomas moves around by sliding with the help of his arms. He can not stand upright. He receives constant physical therapy. He can string element to a stationary axis. He can do simple puzzled with shapes. He can build thinks with Lego, can place cubes on top of each other or collects them in a box. He is emotionally stable, smiling and happy. He is acquiring cognitive skills. He recognized the circular and square forms, can draw a circle on a piece of paper. The child is getting acquainted with the general characteristics of the objects – their color, shape and size. His attention is getting more and more stable. She is beginning to show interest in the given tasks and asking for another when he has finished the previous. His thinking is slow. His attention is developing through play. He seeks attention from adults and shows excitement by waving his hands. In the group he is calm and tries to interact with the children. He gets annoyed by loud noises and is scared of scissors. His speech lags behind, but uses a lot of words. He can carry out simple instructions. He feeds himself, but is slow and sometimes needs help. He is picky about the food. He can drink out of a cup, but refuses to hold it and waits for the adult to hold it. When getting dressed he assists the adult. He doesn’t control his physiological needs.

Photos and videos from March 2016 are available through the agency.

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

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Ellwood #

 

Boy: Born 2007

Physical and Cognitive delays

Ellwood’s  fine motor skills do not correspond with his age, although his gross motor skills are good.  He can stay focused on easy tasks for a short period of time.  Ellwood struggles with memorizing, retaining and reproducing new information.

He behaves like a younger child and can be aggressive and emotionally unstable.  When upset, he may scream, cry or use inappropriate words. Ellwood can express himself and easily connects with strangers.  He can be loving and kind also.  Ellwood likes sports but lacks the skills and understanding to play on a team.

 

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

More photos/file are available from his agency

*** 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 Grant ***

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Maximus #

Boy: 2012

Moderate cognitive and speech delay

Maximus like to play with musical toys.  He understands his name and reacts when called.  He can point to body parts when asked too.  Maximus is nonverbal, but can point to pictures of familiar objects.  He prefers to interact with adults and shows affection when they are familiar to him.  He is introverted when interacting with other children still.  He eats independently and is potty trained.

 

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

 

More photos/file are available from his agency

 

 

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Clifton #

 Boy: Born 2012

specific disorders of motor function development, Moderate mental delay, ectopic left kidney, strabismus

Clifton lives with a foster family.  He loves to listen to music and dance and is always looking for a dancing partner! His foster family is working on him walking longer distances independently.  He is learning how to play with toys and interact appropriately with other children.  He has few words and does not follow verbal directions.  Clifton is receiving therapy multiple times a week.

Update 5/2017

Special needs: born with positive Wassermann test result; he underwent treatment with Penicillin; ectopic left kidney; convergent concomitant strabismus; hypermetropia (long-sightedness); dolichocephaly; Arnold-Chiari syndrome, type I; irritable bowel syndrome without diarrhea; secondary lactase deficiency; food allergy – slight intolerance to foods containing gluten, dairy products and eggs;delayed physical development; generalized developmental disorder; moderate mental delay

Clifton’s gross motor skills are well-developed – he moves around independently, even at long distances, and he has no difficulties walking on different surfaces. He can now run (since the beginning of January 2017). The deficits noted previously in Clifton’s fine motor skills have been compensated to a great extent. He can transfer small elements with a spoon from one bowl into another with an adult’s assistance, he plays with certain materials and toys, he clips and unclips clothes pegs, he looks for an object hidden in the sand and he takes it out with great interest. He holds a pencil and leaves pale traces with it on a sheet of paper. He does great eating with a spoon.
Clifton accepts the toothbrush and allows for his teeth to be brushed.
It happens more and more rarely for Clifton to demonstrate anxiety in response to being introduced to unfamiliar places and people. The stereotypic movements he demonstrates when someone initiates interactions with him have decreased significantly. He imitates actions he has observed more often and more successfully than before. Clifton becomes lively and starts dancing whenever someone is singing or plays music.
Clifton is  calm in his new foster family, he often smiles and he laughs aloud while playing with an adult (or with the girls in the foster family). He is especially attached to the foster father and the younger daughter in the family. Clifton has become a lot more sociable in the last 6 months: he seeks children’s attention, initiates interactions, accepts unfamiliar people a lot easier, maintains a smaller distance between himself and others and makes eye contact.
Although Clifton has poor passive vocabulary, he follows simple instructions provided that those are accompanied by nonverbal means of communication. His speech development is at the level of producing chains of syllables. He uses “No” appropriately so as to express his disagreement, he sometimes uses “Yes” and “Give me”.
Clifton initiates physical and emotional contact with his foster parents and their children as well as with the specialists working with him. He is especially attached to the foster father and the youngest daughter in the foster family. His interactions with other children have changed significantly – he plays with them for a long time and he is making attempts to cooperate with them.

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

 

More photos/file are available from his agency

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Paddy #

Boy:Born July 2012

Hydrocephalus, Thalassemia, astigmatism

Paddy can turn over on his own, and sits independently. He will walk holding hands or using a walker, but does not like to walk over uneven surfaces.  He likes musical toys and has recently started imitating simple actions like a ring stacker.  Paddy likes to interact with familiar adults and may pout when they leave.  He eats mashed food and drinks from a cup.

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

More information and pictures may be available from his agency.

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Vada #

Girl: Born 2003

Sarcoidosis — receiving treatment

Listed March 2017

Vada has good fine and gross motor skills but displays some cognitive delays.  She works with a resource teacher and likes to study. Art is her favorite subject.  She likes to looks pretty and enjoys having friends.  She has a good connection with familiar adults but needs time to warm up to unfamiliar adults.

*** 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 Grant ***

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Jax #49

Jax

Jax was born in 2011.

He has been living with a foster family since 2013.

Listed May 2015

He has a systolic murmur along the precordium; hyperkinetic conduct disorder and a mild mental delay. The child started walking on time, but his speech is underdeveloped. The child cannot stay focused for a long time while playing. He understands and follows simple instructions.

The agency has current medical reports available for serious inquiries.

UPDATE March 2017: previous Diagnosis of Atypical autism that was changed to hyperkinetic disorder, very interested in motor activities. Responds to positive interactions and praise from familiar adults, but can become anxious in new situations or if a familiar caregiver is not around. He seeks comfort from familiar adults and can become sad if one leaves.

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Kristopher #4-5

KristopherBoy, born 2010
Diagnosis: congenital cataract of both eyes and congenital glaucoma
Cytomegaloviral Infection that was passed to him from his birth mother

Kristopher has had 2 eye surgeries already and needs surgery for both cataracts. He’s been seen by an opthamologist 10 times since arriving at the orphanage when he was 4 months old.

 

UPDATE April 2012:    Kristopher is doing very well. In the new videos of him, he is tracking objects, playing with toys and saying “mama”!  He does have cataracts and would benefit from lens replacement surgery. The orphanage is currently seeking funds to have this done ASAP so that his development is not hindered by his vision problems.

UPDATE Jan 2014:   Kristopher currently lives in a family style group home with several other children. He’s receiving therapy daily.

UPDATE March 2017: Kristopher is living with a foster family now.  He is able to stand up if he has support like being propped on up.  He can crawl to preferred toys, and will walk if you hold his hands.  He eats a blended diet, and likes to play in water.  He responds to his caregivers by smiling and reaching to be held, and prefers his familiar adults to strangers.

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

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Sorenson #

Sorenson (1)sorensonBoy, born 2010
retinopathy, premature birth, general overall delays

Listed: April 2, 2015

Update March 2017:

Sorenson sees only light and dark. He currently lives in a very small village with a foster family and does not have access to good ophthalmologist evaluations.

Sorenson explores items through touch and smell. When he drops an object, he will search for it by feeling around with his hands. He navigates a room by feeling along the wall and making a noise that he uses to follow the acoustics of the room. He speaks in simple sentences and is able to request things that he wants. He can feed himself and is learning to drink from a cup independently without spills. He is learning to use the toilet independently.  He interacts with familiar adults and will socialize with strangers once he has adjusted to their presence.
Update Jan 2017:  Sorenson has bilateral retinopathy and is blind in both eyes. He has some mental delay. He can move independently in space by walking and crawling; he climbs the furniture, squats, goes up and down the stairs. He uses his hands and feet to learn about his environment and reaching objects. Lately he’s shown the desire to feed himself with a spoon. He gets his cup on his own, holds it steadily and drinks form it. He learns of the world by touch, smell, or with objects that reflect the noises in the room. He stands next to the wall and with a stick reaches up. According to the foster mother his skill of detecting objects has improved – he now can name an object at 20 cm distance. He can hold his attention on an activity/ topic.

Sorenson learns songs – starts singing but how much of the text he’s going to reproduce depends on his current mood. He remembers deals or promises from the previous day like “after you sleep we will go to the park” or “after… something…. Tomorrow we will buy…” He uses sentences consisting of several words. He informs of his needs that have to do with eating or drinking. He draws the attention of his caregiver by initiating common activities such as the exercise they do together. He creates and performs activities that develop his fine motor skills and help him orient in the environment. He makes up games, has a new hiding place in the home of his foster family. He shows more and more interest in is environment. He can’t protect himself from dangers when playing and when moving in space. He’s learning the body parts – he knows ear, hand, foot. He orients himself in closed spaces through clicking with his mouth and knocking with a stick on a surface. He shows negative and positive emotions according to the situation. He’s usually happy and in a good mood, he reacts to humor and jokes. He laughs out loud, he rarely gets upset or angry – mostly when he can’t find his toy or when he wants attention and his caregiver has other work.

Sorenson understands other people’s speech and expresses his thoughts and desires, asks and answers questions. He expresses his emotions. He’s getting more and more active in studying his environment and expresses desire to be independent. He plays independently or with other people. He changes his preferences towards toys. He likes to play for a longer time with a toy phone filled with balls or with a spikey ball. He goes to kindergarten in the morning for 2 hours and has breakfast there with the other children. He works with a psychologist and a speech therapist.

 

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

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Anthony #

anthonyBoy, age 1.5
Neonatal, cerebral schemia; hydrocephalus; ventriculoperitoneal shunt

Anthony is an adorable, sweet 1 year old! Anthony has a lack of development physically and neurologically. In late 2015, a ventriculoperiteneal shunt was placed and he has been free of seizures since then. He cannot sit upright by himself and does not talk, but responds to sound. Anthony is tube fed due to lack of suck reflex. He does not react well to teasing or tactile stimulation by smiling but by irritation and crying.

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

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Lillian and Aston

lillian1

astonGirl, born 2015
Carrier of Hep C antibodies (diagnosis may be cancelled soon)

Boy, born 2009
Spastic tetraparesis
He can walk by himself, can talk some, eats everything, strives at school

They will be available fall 2017, and they must be adopted together.

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

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

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Clio

guardianangelclioGirl, born 2012

Blindness, both eyes; Aphakia

 

She needs a family ASAP!

$36.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Pia #

pia-march-2017Pia was born in 2002 and has been diagnosed with spina bifida (which has been surgically addressed), infantile cerebral palsy, club feet, slight lower paraparesis, and mild developmental delays.

Pia is an inquisitive and sociable teen who shows a generally positive attitude. She has a well-developed active vocabulary and easily makes conversation. Pia is oriented in time and space and her thinking is moving toward being abstract and logical. Pia participates in group games, interacts with peers, and enjoys individual attention. She loves music.

Pia walks independently though with a slightly unstable gait. Her gross and fine motor skills are well-developed and she has good self-help skills, including for hygiene and eating.

Pia currently attends 8th grade and receives integrated education with a resource teacher. She wishes to be adopted. Families who have met Pia would be happy to speak with anyone interested in bringing her home.

Update March 2017:  In an update received on Pia this month, she is described as a diligent, responsible teen who is willing to learn new things.  She regularly attends school and is meeting the goals of her IEP.  Pia can read and write, including by dictation, as well as solve math problems.  She is also studying English as a foreign language.  Pia is respectful toward adults and has good relationships with her peers among whom she prefers to be a leader.  She enjoys playing on the tablet, watching TV, drawing and coloring.  Pia dreams of having a family and would love to have younger siblings.

Please contact the agency for information about a substantial grant offered by a private donor.

*** 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 Grant ***

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Kade #16-2

Kade_June 2016

2016

Kade 2014DOB: 2002
Diagnosis: Down syndrome, asthma

Listed: October 9, 2011

2014 UPDATE:  Kade was moved out of an institution and into a group home in 2014.  He is described as sensitive, with alert look, inquisitive, willful, contact and adaptive to the group. He is oriented in his immediate social environment and in the scheme of his own body. The fine motor skills are developed and all main motion skills have been mastered. He understands and carries out all commands and makes attempts to pronounce some words. He is very energetic with great desire for all kinds of motion games, and is well coordinated and purposeful. Kade feeds himself, dresses himself, and is completely toilet trained. His favorite activity is to listen to music and dance and he shows off on all festivities. His expressive and impressive speech is poor and he has limited vocabulary but he pronounces conscious syllables and words. He imitates objects from everyday life when they are mentioned. He likes to help to take care of the other children in the institution. He is interactive with the other children from the group. He can start playing with any toy. He draws by imitation within the limits of the paper. He likes to play with stuffed, musical and mechanic toys and he uses them according to their purpose. He can play for a long time with them.

Photos and videos from December 2014 are available through the agency.

Kade is currently living in a mental institution but is doing very well. He is attending school in the local village. His gross and fine motor skills are well developed. He colors inside the lines, feeds and dresses himself and is toilet trained. His expressive and receptive language is developed. He answers to his name, follows directions and repeats the names of objects. He participates in games and seeks out contact with other children. He enjoys playing with stuffed animals, musical toys and mechanical toys.

His play is appropriate. He is impulsive and will get upset if he doesn’t get his way. However, he is not aggressive toward himself nor toward other people.  He has a short attention span and will often give up easily when an activity is too hard and ask to do something else instead.  Kade is described as calm, inquisitive, headstrong, sensitive and communicative.

Update from Feb 2013: Kade is toilet trained, feeds and dresses himself, says some words, follows directions, and is not aggressive. He attends special education classes taught by teachers who come to the institution for instructional time. He is active and enjoys playing outside and staying busy. He enjoys the attention from the staff and will act silly to get them to pay attention to him. We have several current photos and a video of him. In the video, he is playing on playground equipment, following directions, joking around with staff and making funny faces at the camera and you can hear him say a few words too. He is living in a mental institution, but he is well cared for and doing quite well.

*** I am eligible for a $15,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***

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Antoinette #24-33

2433-antonya-lilyanova-asenova-01Girl almost 8 years old

infantile cerebral palsy; blindness; bilateral sensorineural hearing loss, muscle tone – quadri-hypotonia and hyperreflexia.

Listed: July 2014
Antoinette (1)

FEB 2017: CP, Atrophy of optic nerve, neuritis of hearing nerve bilateral with deafness in left

The girl usually is calm, in moment of indisposition she shouts, cries.  Shows joy and sadness . Speech production – cooing sounds and vocalizations. Affective reactions – heavily decreased/ anemical facial expression, responds to tactile stimulation, “facade” smile is observed briefly. Autonomous – put in position entirely by an adult. She eats slowly. Sleep – calm and rhythmic. She feeds with adult’s help /hand in hand/ with spoon. She drinks from a cup/sippy cup. She is with a dipper.    * New update hopefully coming soon

March 2014 update:   No physical activity and initiative. Takes a passive seat with adherence, has elbow support but shows poor balance reactions. Gripping reflex – upon touch with, grips for a short while. Visual – motor coordination /hand-to-hand; Hand-foot-thigh; Hand-foot-mouth /. Visual analyzer – horizontal nystagmus, amaurosis, atrophy of optic nerve. Does not follow and fixate a bright object. Does not wince and does not orient in the direction of strong acoustic stimulus, bilateral sensorineural hearing loss. Pronounced “seeking” reflex and pathological oral automatisms. Speech production – coo sounds and vocalizations. Affective reactions – heavily decreased mimical facial expression, responds to tactile stimulation, “facade” smile is observed briefly.

Autonomy – positioned entirely by an adult. She feeds with an appetite and permanently gains on weight. Sleep – short periods of wakefulness.

Update, August 2014: Within a month this little girl has made a progress, which is encouraging. Also, the staff working with her shared that according to them she is not deaf but probably with decreased hearing!!!

The agency has an updated report on file and video! Antoinette needs a family that will give her a chance!

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

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ISABELLA #

guardianangelisabella-feb-2017isabellaGirl, almost 11 years old

special needs: infantile cerebral palsy – mixed form, with lower limb flaccid paraparesis, with monoplegia of the right upper limb; surgical intervention of Spina bifida occulta after tuberculous meningoencephalitis;

From the agency representative who met her:  We are delighted deeply touched by this girl’s kindness and sweet personality. Her intellect is intact and she does have so much potential to develop further if only provided with the constant, stimulating, loving and caring environment that only a forever family could give.

Isabella uses a wheelchair. She has preserved intellect and attends a mainstream school. She is a 3rd-grade student. She copes well with her studies and attends her classes regularly.

Isabella is a sociable child and interacts freely both with peers and adults. She enjoys receiving attention. Isabella can lead a dialogue and express her feelings and emotions as part of communication. She initiates conversations and games together with others. She enjoys company, she remains calm and observes others. She is smiling and sociable.

Isabella is focused and attentive while performing the tasks she is assigned. She is engaged in activities aimed at enriching her knowledge and skills. Isabella is a diligent girl and she completes the tasks she is given.

Isabella doesn’t demonstrate any aggressive behavior. She shows interest in music. She enjoys playing with plush toys, balls, dolls and puzzles. She loves drawing and coloring as well as watching children’s TV shows. She plays different games with her peers and enjoys being part of a group.

*** 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 Grant ***

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Faith

faith

faith1Girl, born 2012

Cornelia deLange Syndrome
heart issues

 

 

$74.55 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Zachary

zacharyBoy, born 2012

Phenylketonuria (PKU)

Available end of summer 2017!

 

 

$47.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Steven #

steven-2 stevenBoy, age 9
Spinal muscle atrophy; moderate mental delay

Steven’s general motor skills are good, however, he walks with a waddling gait and it is difficult for him to stand up after squatting position. Steven’s fine motor skills are weak and his concentration is only held for about one-two minutes. Memorization capacity and imagination are poor. He can carry out instructions and has good visual contact. Steven’s intellectual abilities are limited even though there is the impression that he understands his surroundings. Steven is non-verbal; he communicates by mimics and gestures. He pronounces syllables and some words but his speech is incomprehensible. Steven likes to play outside in a sandbox, go down slides and swing on the swing set. He is happy when there are children around him and he will share his toys with others.

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

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Sebastian

sebastianBoy, born 2011

Multicystic Kidney disease

 

Sebastian is a smart and Active child!

$4.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Vassilio #

vassilioBoy, 6 years old

Vassilio has cerebral palsy, strabismus, moderate mental delay and he is allergic to eggs, cocoa, fish and carrots.

Vassilio can hold objects in both hands and his vocabulary consists of about 10-15 words. He understands verbal instructions and follows them. Vassilio likes to listen to music, dance and watch puppet shows. He likes to communicate with adults and children and likes to be hugged and touched. Vassilio can put small bites of food in his mouth and can drink out of a cup. He cannot dress or undress himself. The agency has additional information and photos.

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

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Grady and Vanessa #

gradyvanessa Grady, boy, age 10
Vanessa, girl, age 16

Vanessa will be able to be adopted past age 16 as long as she is adopted with her brother, Grady.

Grady is an adorable little boy who is very social and loves to communicate and interact with others. He has lived with a foster family and his sister since 2008. Grady is on the shorter side but with well-developed motor skills and enjoys activity and dynamic games. He shows some cases of chaotic movements of the body. He does well with drawing picture but his attention can be unstable and makes learning content in school difficult. He is very competitive in games and communicates well but with slight speech impairment. He understands when he messes up and feels guilty. He isn’t very independent but doesn’t ask for help if he doesn’t need it. Grady is excited to find a family and wants to be adopted!

Vanessa is a beautiful young girl who is so sweet and easy to interact with. She has lived with a foster family and her brother since  2008. Vanessa is very social and initiates conversation with people she knows but not as well with people she just met. She has a well-developed short and long term memory and does well at summarization with limited information. She has good fine motor skills and is healthy and athletic. She is competitive but not aggressive. She is kind-hearted and can’t wait to be adopted!

 

*** We are 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 Grant ***

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George, Rose, Yvonne and Nadia #

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These four siblings are available to be adopted together.  Nadia must be adopted prior to her 17th birthday, WITH her younger siblings, to be eligible for adoption.  Yvonne is only available with her younger siblings, as well.

George, Age 13
George is a handsome, energetic, and great at making friends. He is healthy, can respond well, and maintain an attention span. He can concentrate well and does well in school. He has been treated through vaccinations since he was young and doesn’t show peculiarities. George is the perfect candidate for becoming a new member of the family!

Rose, Age 15
Rose is a beautiful young lady who is curious, social, and kind-hearted. She is healthy, has low intellectual skills, gets easily distracted and has a mild mental delay. She has difficulty remembering content learned in school and loses interest quickly. Rose communicates well and always engages in conversation by asking questions, and responding well. She is very active in group play and is far from aggressive. She is honest and always has good intentions. Rose is so ready to find a new family and make new friends!

Yvonne, Age 16
Yvonne is a gorgeous 16-year-old with a kind heart, social communicator, and good-intentioned teen. She is healthy, has a mild mental delay, and delay in the neural-psychical development. She has trouble remembering content and poor vocabulary. She does well with communication and well developed motor skills. She also has an impaired hearing memory. She shows a strong connection between her siblings an isn’t aggressive towards others. Yvonne is ready to be accepted into a new family!

Nadia, age 17
Nadia is the oldest of the four children and is very social, kind, and loving to those she bonds with. She is healthy with specific learning disabilities. She has well developed motor movement and can have an adequate conversation. She is emotionally connected with her siblings and connects well with other children in the orphanage. Her intellect is low and she has limited learning abilities. Her thinking ranges from low and sometimes very fast. She has a short attention span and concentration. She wants to be a cook when she is older and is very much ready to find a family.

*** We are 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 Grant ***

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Gabby and Stephen #

gabby-stephanBrother and sister, ages 12 and 9

The children are wonderful, despite the tough first years of their lives, living in a very poor environment and being severely neglected. Stephan was still a young boy, who had to take care of his younger sister. This made him much more mature than his calendar age. He is a bight and responsible young boy and it is easy to see how much he cares about his sister. Gabby loves her brother and count on his care and protection. The emotional bond between the two of them is very strong. Both kids have great potential for future development, if only provided with stable, loving and caring environment that only a family could give them.

GABBY, age: 9 years

Special needs: moderate spastic left-sided hemiparesis as a result of the tuberculosis meningoencephalitis suffered at the age of 3; grand mal seizures (with or without petit mal), not specified.

Gabby is a carefree, radiant and beautiful girl. She is calm and emotionally stable. She does not demonstrate any aggression/self-aggression. She is well-behaved and polite.

Gabby is well-intentioned, compliant and respectful in her relationships with adults and peers. She is sociable, talkative and affectionate. She communicates with both children and adults with ease. Gabby likes watching cartoons in her spare time and she is interested in solving math tasks.

STEPHEN, age: 12 years

Special needs: None! Healthy child, with normal development;

Stephen presents as a very bright and mature young boy. Stephen is calm and emotionally stable. He does not demonstrate any aggression/self-aggression. He is well-behaved and respectful. He observes the rules and norms. He shows solidarity in his communication with adults. Stephen is interested in his studies and he wants to succeed. He is motivated to acquire new knowledge and study.

Because we only have this  file for a short time, they will not be able to receive donations until a family is found for them.

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Landon #

landonBoy, age 2

Probable Opitz Syndrome GBBB resulting in fronto-nasal dysplasia, hypertelorism, & male karyotype, MLPA-N. Hypospadias penis, surgically corrected in 2015. Accidental heart noise at birth, no longer present.

Landon enjoys interacting with the other children and is interested in music. He is a happy child and is developing appropriately for his age. Detailed medical information on Opitz syndrome is available along with several videos for any interested families. Could you be Landon’s forever family?

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

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Graham #

graham2Boy, age 15

Diagnosis:  Mild mental delay, Impaired articulation.

AGES OUT IN MAY 2017

A family must file the I-800A immigration application before his 16th birthday

Graham is a 15-year-old boy who lives in Eastern Europe. Graham has impaired speech development and uses limited and poor vocabulary. He doesn’t understand figurative meanings of words and he cannot see the difference between similar concepts. It is difficult for Graham to divide his attention and switch tasks and he is easily distracted and loses concentration easily. Graham likes to participate in group activities and with the help of a resource teacher, he is getting through school. Graham would like to be adopted and to live with another family. The agency has more information, photographs and videos of Graham!

 

*** 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 Grant ***

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Tammy #1-38

TammyGirl: 2003
Diagnosis: Mental delays

Listed: March 31, 2016

Tammy is calm and sometimes shy and uncertain of her abilities. She is shy when communicating and doesn’t trust strangers. She understands and follows rules and has self-care skills. She showers on her own and feeds herself by using utensils. She strives to be independent when dealing with different situations. Her visual and hearing memory is developed and the presence of long term memory is observed regarding things that impressed her. She often gets confused about situations that happened at different time and mixes them in one. Her attention is stable and focused but with limited capacity and distribution. She can not determine the logical sequence and the cause-effect relation. She can not differentiate the tasks in terms of importance and time, which hinders her success. Her imagination is not developed. She speaks correctly and can have a conversation. She has formed a concept of her personality, culture, communication in a family or social situation, for the most important holidays, animals and seasons. She has extensive notions regarding objects and terms in her surroundings, the natural phenomena, different animals and plants, the human body and health.

The child is acquainted with the possibility of being adopted and wants to have a family that will care for her. She often plays a game of “family” and she is the mother.

*** 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 Grant ***

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Sally #

sallyGirl, age 15 years

Sally will age out in NOVEMBER 2017.  She needs a family to commit to her PRIOR to that date, and apply for USCIS approval before she ages out.

Sally’s special needs/developmental delays: moderate mental delay; educational difficulties;  biological mother with psychological issues, low intellectual level and unstable personality

Sally is described as a nice girl who demonstrates mostly positive emotions. She is independent when in familiar environment. She is friendly and communicative and can interact equally good with children and adults. Sally is curious. She creates long-lasting friendships. Sally is generally obedient, she follows the rules at school and respects authorities. She participates in musical and dynamic game. Sally loves listening to music and dancing. Sally takes care of her appearance and she is always clean and well–dressed.

*** 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 Grant ***

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Vincent #

vincent-updateVincent is 2 years old. He has hydrocephaly and spina bifida.

Listed Nov 2016

Vincent is a quiet little boy. Vincent has been diagnosed with Spina Bifida (closed), hydrocephalus which was surgically treated and shunted, severe quadric pyramid syndrome, accidental murmur, delays with neuropsychological development and is fed by a tube. Vincent cannot move freely. He cannot see however, he can hear and reacts to touch. The child’s motor skills are impaired due to his condition. He doesn’t show emotions and startles when there is a loud noise. We know there is a special home for Vincent with a family well equipped to care for his special needs.

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

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John and Anthony #479

john-anthonyTrey TrentJohn, age 13
Diagnosis: Moderate delay in development

Anthony, age 12
Diagnosis: Moderate delay in development

Listed: Aug 2014 (originally listed as Trey and Trent)

John is a 13-year-old boy who lives in Eastern Europe. He is inquisitive and interested in many subjects. He has difficulty understanding the difference between “wants” and “needs” and relies on his memorization skills when learning. John has difficulty with concentrating and therefore, is academically below his grade level. John is mobile and energetic and enjoys soccer, badminton, riding his bike and skateboarding.

Anthony is John’s 12-year-old brother. There is data that the child has loss of hearing in one ear while the hearing in the other one is preserved. He has difficulties with carrying out constructive-technical activities, speaks simple sentences and often his words are unclear and incorrectly articulated and therefore, is delayed in speech and language development.

*** 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 Grant ***

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Delaney #

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Girl, born 2012delaney

Hydrocephalus internal – ventriculoperitoneal shunt, Spina bifida, congenital anomalies of the urinary system, ventral hernia.

Listed: April 25, 2016

Update Jan 2017: Delaney is a beautiful, sweet, calm girl. She likes to be hugged and held. She likes it when someone takes care of her and to be outside, with her stroller and recognizes the people that take care of her. She feels most comfortable in her bed and during her walks with the stroller in the garden. She eats and sleeps well.

Delaney expresses her preferences to people and objects to which she is more attached. She has three favorite toys that are colorful and soft. She also enjoys listening to music especially children’s songs. She doesn’t like lying on her back and sudden and quick movements. She is able to sit independently and grab and hold objects she has very strong hands she uses well. She feels comfortable when around her there are people with who she is familiar with.

Delaney is able to express her opinion and preference with gestures. Delaney is very calm child with big potential for improvement with the needed care, attention and the feeling of the real family environment.

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

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Jozy, Rowan and Reisen

rowan-reisenjozyGirl, born 2013
HIV

boy, born 2008
mental delays

boy, born 2010
mental delays

Listed: Jan 26, 2017

The dynamic duo – here come Rowan and Reisen. Their smile can light up a room and they are certain to win you over with their little boy charm. Both love cars and chocolate. Rowan has been hosted before last summer; Reisen just recently arrived at the orphanage. Both boys have some developmental delays, but are teacher’s favorites. Rowan has grown leaps and bounds since he was last hosted in the US, in every way possible.

Rowan: Loves cars, Happy & Playful, Speech delays; Reisen: Outoging lil bro, Artistic explorer, Friendly

From Dec 2016:
They appeared to be very hyper, having serious behavioral issues and mental delays. They changed families during hosting program because first hosting family couldn’t handle them.

Their sister can be adopted separately from them but adoptive family needs to have approval for three children in order for us to be able to separate them. She lives in a different orphanage from them.

$31.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Isaiah #

isaiahBoy, age: 10 years
Special needs: prematurity of 1 degree; dextrocardia (without any heart malformations); moderate mental delay; delayed speech development

Listed Jan 2017

Isaiah has age-correspondent physical development; He is in a stable and good health condition; His dextrocardia does not cause him any problems.

Isaiah is marking significant progress in his development in the last couple of years. Isaiah talks and composes sentences. He is learning how to write and read.

Isaiah is a sociable child who joins his peers in different games and group activities; He is able to create long-lasting friendships with other children. For the 5 years spent in a foster family the boy has developed a relationship of attachment with his foster mother. Isaiah enjoys spending time on the computer playing children’s games and listening to children’s songs and fairy-tales. He plays with toys in accordance with their purpose.

Isaiah is expressive and artistic boy who can imitate actions, movements, behavior and cartoon characters.

*** 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 Grant ***

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Boyd #

boydBoy, age: 1 year 8 months

Congenital malformation syndromes predominantly affecting the facial area (high forehead, dolichocephaly, bigger nose, microretrognathia, macroglossia); pes equinovarus; severely delayed neuropsychological development; severe generalized muscle hypotonia more affecting the lower limbs

Listed: Jan 2017

Positive dynamics in Boyd’s status and improvement of his muscle tone have been observed in the last months. Boyd has marked slight increase in his spontaneous motor activity, too.

Boyd’s caregiver and the head nurse from his ward share that he has been making a constant, albeit very slow, progress in his development since his placement in the orphanage. They both share that Boyd is like a baby and needs a lot of patience but they both believe he also has the potential to continue progressing in his development. Boyd would greatly benefit if he is adopted by a family who can meet his medical needs but also provide him with proper stimulation and personal attention. Most of all, little Boyd needs a forever family who would accept and love him unconditionally.

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

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Alek and Edward #2-9

alek-and-edwardAlek, age: 7
Diagnosis: atypical pulmonary stenosis

Edward, age: 13
Diagnosis: no special needs

Listed: Jan 25, 2017

The brothers live together in a group home. They are bonded and hope to be adopted together. Edward attends school, where he does very well. His IQ score is 95. He does not have any physical, mental nor behavioral concerns. Alek is the youngest child in the group home. He gets along well with peers at school and with the older children in the group home. He is doing well in school. He does not have any mental or behavioral concerns. His pulmonary stenosis does not require medication at this time.

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

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Mavrick #2-8

mavrick mavrick-001Boy, age: 3
Diagnosis: Prader Willi Syndrome (confirmed with DNA testing)

Listed: Jan 25, 2017

Mavrick was formally diagnosed with Prader Willi Syndrome when he was a year old. He was started on growth hormones immediately following the diagnosis and continues to take them. A MRI of the cerebrum and pituitary was done after the diagnosis. The results of the MRI were normal. A bone scan was done when he was 19 months old with results showing a bone age of 6 months old (this is consistent with the syndrome).

Mavrick’s gross motor skills are developing. He can sit up, sit on his knees, crawl, pull up to a stand, and take steps to walk short distances. He makes sounds and says a few words. He claps his hands. He will point to things that he wants and reaches for people when he wants to be held. He likes to cuddle and seeks contact with an adult. He reaches for toys and explores them. He joins in playing with balls, cubes, and constructing toys. He attends daily therapy sessions.

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

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William #

williamBoy, born Jan 2006
mild mental delay, hyperactivity, and speech/language delay

Listed: Jan 10, 2017

William is in second grade and benefits from the care of a foster family. He needs help with his homework and has difficulty focusing in school. He has a limited vocabulary and struggles with pronunciation. He communicates non-verbally and would benefit greatly from speech therapy. He likes art class. This little guy is kind and likes to help his class mates. He enjoys participating in games and group activities with his friends.

*** 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 Grant ***

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Vallis #

vallisBoy, born 2001

Vallis needs a family prior to his 16th birthday in July!

Vallis was placed in a foster family in 2013, and is currently in eighth grade. He has normal physical development. He also has diabetes mellitus- type 1 which is maintained with medication therapy. He has well-developed gross and fine motor skills. He has normal intelligence and a good imagination. He shows feelings and conditions, which are normal for his age. No increased level of anxiety or aggression. He is able to recognize his own emotions, as well as the emotions of other people. He has no increased levels of aggression. He is able to recognize his own emotions, as well as the emotions of other people. He has a good vocabulary. He is interested in sports. He is social. He maintains active social contacts, but prefers small social groups. He has friends- both boys and girls. He is able to play different roles both in plot and character games. He is good in school. He has good potential for learning. He prepares himself independently. Sometimes there is a lack of motivation and willingness for achieving higher results. He is fully independent in his household and hygiene habits, good habits. He has positive attitude towards the adoption process.

*** 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 Grant ***

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Melisa #

melisaGirl, born 2004

She has been diagnosed with moderate mental delay and strabismus.

Listed: Jan 2017

Melisa has benefited from the care of a foster family for two years. They include her in family outings and she has gone on two vacations with them. Her foster mother works with her to teach her new skills. She is described as a very sensitive and sunny child. She likes to cuddle.  She is in good physical health and is rarely ill. She is friendly and smiling most of the time. She enjoys listening and humming to music. She likes books with colorful pictures. She has a favorite stuffed mouse toy and carries it with her wherever she goes. Her favorite color is pink and she likes to swing. She does not yet say words but seems to understand everyday speech. She can eat all by herself and can use a spoon and fork in an appropriate way. She can stand and walk without support.

She is now in 3rd grade in a specialized school. She needs a lot of care and attention and she is ready to give all her love and affection to a family of her own.

*** 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 Grant ***

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Randy #34

randyBoy, born 2008
Diagnosis: Mild mental delays

Listed: Jan 10, 2017

Randy is a sweet boy who has moderate mental delay and speech delay compared to child his age. He has good gross motor skills though. He still scribbles outside the paper in art activities. He can manipulate some of the musical toys and seeks their functional application, because he likes listening to music. He reacts to his name, he began pointing at parts of his body and to observe and explore his reflection in the mirror. He perceives his own image and understands that this is him. He makes good eye contact. He often uses non-verbal signs and sounds to communicate. He has differentiating syllables, he tries to repeat. Mostly vowels can be heard. He can point at the picture of a familiar object. He understands but doesn’t speak, his communication is mostly non-verbal. He follows simple verbal directions. His social interactions are pointed mostly at adults. He initiates contact and loves collaboration. He interacts in games. He participates in group games but is inconstant. In the group of children he’s still introverted. He defends his position and his toys. He can tell apart people he knows form strangers but in both cases accepts an invitation for contact. He eats independently. He has a good appetite. He puts on and takes off his shoes but needs help to get dressed. He shows initiative in his clothes selection. He’s autonomous when going to the bathroom. At 6 years 4 months old he was tested and his level was 4 years and 6 months. He can develop further since he has a passive vocabulary. The deficiency is in his active vocabulary.

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

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Harmony #43

Harmony 543harmony-2017Age: 4 years

Special needs: blind (due to congenital eye anomalies) and has congenital anomalies syndrome mainly affecting the facial area, agenesis of the corpus callosum, colpocephaly and delayed motor development.

Listed May 11, 2015

Updated Jan 2017:  Harmony tries to sit independently and stands with the help of an adult or holding onto support. She can step aside holding onto support, pushes the walker with help and guidance by an adult. She is visually impaired – holds a toy handed by an adult, studies the objects with her hand. She has delayed neuro psychological development. When she gets upset, she self-harms.

Harmony expresses her emotions with vocalization – vowel sounds and random sounds. When frustrated she can express her discontent. She can tell apart the tone of voice, reacts with a smile to caresses when she’s calm. The child is fed with a spoon by an adult, drinks from a cup held by an adult.

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

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Tage #46

Tage 546tage-2017-croppedBoy, born 2012
Age-correspondent physical development and delayed neuropsychological development (mostly regarding speech), cognitive deficit correspondent to mild mental delay, and generalized developmental disorder – infantile autism.

Listed: May 2015

Tage is a joyful and happy child.  He is healthy and does not get sick often. There is no delay in his physical development and his height and weight are normal for a child of his age. Tage recently had some stomach troubles and is now on a diet restricting gluten and casein.  An X-Ray was done and there were no abnormalities found. Tage is the second child of his mother.  He has been in care since birth, first in an orphanage setting, and since age 1 in a foster home. Tage is mentally delayed in most areas and has a diagnosis of infantile autism and delayed neuropsychic development.  His older sister and mother both have a history of mental delay.  He attends a local school for children with special needs which he enjoys. Tage receives active motor, speech, psychological rehabilitation which has improved his condition. Tage is looking for his forever family, could it be you? 

The agency has additional photos and videos.

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

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Tess #

tess-photo-1-june-2015-nov-2016-cropTess was born in February 2004. She has been diagnosed with spina bifida (for which surgery has been done), hydrocephalus, mild cerebellar ataxia, and delayed physical and cognitive development.

Tess walks independently for short distances with a distinctive gait, although she prefers to crawl. She can climb up and down stairs holding the railings, and can throw and kick balls. Tess scribbles with a pencil held in a fisted grasp, stacks blocks in a tower, threads objects onto a fixed stand, and holds scissors but cannot use them functionally. Her vocalizations are limited mostly to the expression of strong emotions. She is currently developing her nonverbal communication skills. Tess follows simple instructions related to everyday activities but does not yet comprehend cause and effect relationships. She completes tasks slowly as she is easily distracted by her surroundings. In the 2015/2016 school year, Tess received individualized education with the support of a resource teacher.

Tess is a calm and passive girl with a positive emotional tone who needs and seeks out connection with adults. While she typically engages in parallel play with her peers, she has recently started showing willingness to establish contact, by sitting near them, smiling and holding their hands. Tess diligently helps prepare for orphanage celebrations and enjoys participating to the extent that she is able. Tess eats slowly but independently. She needs assistance with dressing and bathing and wears diapers.

The one-on-one attention, care, and support of a forever family would enable sweet Tess to realize her full potential.

Videos available from the agency.

A private family who adopted Tess’s best friend in 2015 is offering a $2000 grant to Tess’s forever parents upon notice of final travel. The family is also willing to help with fundraising. Please contact the listing agency for further details.

*** 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 Grant ***

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Amber

amber amber1Girl, born 2010

cerebral palsy
severe mental delays
nystagmus

Listed: Dec 1, 2016

Beautiful girl, full of spunk!

$48.87 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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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

$10.80 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Herbert

herbertBoy, born 2015

disorder of the brain
inguinal hernia
astigmatism
other iron deficiency, immunodeficiency, hypothyroidism
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease,
ventricular septal defect

Listed: Nov 30, 2016

$22.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Henley

henley Boy, born 2008
HIV, slight mental delay

Listed: Nov 28, 2016

Henley is a very quiet boy.

$5.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Allen #38-1

allen2

allen-nov2016Age: 12
Diagnosis: hydrocephalus

Listed: Nov 14, 2016

Allen lived in a mental institution for many years before recently being moved to a group home. Since being moved to the group home, he has made rapid progress in his development. Videos taken in November 2016 show him appropriate answering questions (such as “When is your birthday?”), identifying objects, and speaking in complete sentences. He is described as inquisitive. He constantly looks around and asks questions. He can estimate “smaller” and “larger”. He knows how to behave when he is on the sidewalk and in a bus. He can dance and follows the rhythm. He can play with play dough, and he can manipulate and draw with pencils and crayons. He participates in active and sports games. He likes to play with toys and colorful legos. He likes to play outside and to swing. His favorite activity is taking care of the plants in the yard and to water them. He manages all of his personal hygiene, including toileting and showering. He feeds himself. He likes to help with serving the food and cleaning the table and often he is a volunteer in the kitchen.

Photos and videos from November 2016 are available.

 

*** I am eligible for a $10,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***

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Jenna #

JennaGirl, 2.5 years old

Listed: Oct 2016

Jenna is 2 and a half years old, and has been living in an orphanage since she was 6 weeks old. Jenna loves to be hugged, enjoys musical toys, and laughs when she is teased by adults. She plays well with other children and appears to enjoy being around them. Jenna appears to connect well with others emotionally.

Jenna is blind due to a complete retinal detachment in one eye and a partial detachment in the other. She is also developmentally delayed. She does not walk on her own, but can walk when led by an adult for a few steps. Jenna is not speaking and does not respond to verbal instructions from other adults. She is unable to feed herself, but is in the process of potty training. The reports describe Jenna as having “underdeveloped thinking operations.”

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

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Brendan #35

Brendan 535OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABoy, 3 years old
Main Special Needs: background retinopathy; retinopathy of prematurity; a condition after 2-degree intracranial hemorrhage (he is blind); Specific developmental disorder of motor function; hypotrophy; delayed neuropsychological development.  Prematurely born second degree, with low birth weight. Microcephalus; Delay in the neuro-psychical development.

Listed: June 3, 2015

The child is calm and rarely cries when he’s upset or protests. Single demonstrations of stereotypical shaking of the head right-left have been observed. He reacts with cheer and liveliness to the presence of familiar adults and accepts their presence and contact; he smiles to tender speech and laughs loud to teases. He likes close physical contact. He is distanced with strangers and is distrustful with them not showing activity in play interactions. His attention is difficult to attract and keep. He has support in his legs. His motor development is at the level turning from back to stomach and vice versa and moving by crawling. He is steady in the walker and makes attempts to move around in it. His grip is palmar and he manipulates for long time with toys put in proximity, with alternation of the hands. He picks up a toy put in proximity, makes attempts to evoke sounds from it or puts it in his mouth. Currently, he plays with toys manipulating with them for a long time. He rarely pronounces syllables or other combinations of sounds.

He readily enters into play interactions with adults. He spontaneously pronounces syllables and other combinations of sounds. He eats well, with appetite. While bathed, he’s calm. His sleep is calm and long. He sucks his thumb while sleeping.

He eats blended food from a spoon.

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

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Maxim

guardianangelmaxim-2016maxim-collageBoy, born 2005

Arnold-Chiari syndrome, compensated hydrocephalus, flail legs, chronic pyelonephritis, nanism
subclinical hypothyroidism, Mild mental delays

Listed: May 22, 2015

VERY friendly, outgoing and happy, smart and tolerant to others. He likes to play with other children. He wants to be adopted.

From a family who met him:  Wonderful cheerful smiling boy! So grateful for little gifts, and eager to rush back to his groupa to share the goodies. He can wheel himself around very well.

*** 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 Grant ***

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Gerry

gerryBoy, born 2011

Other disorders of nervous system
Mild mental retardation
Other congenital valgus deformities of feet
Divergent concomitant strabismus

 

Listed: Sept 22, 2016

$45.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Simson

simsonBoy, born 2014

Congenital brain malformation (callosum dysplasia)
congenital hydrocephaly

Listed: Sept 22, 2016

 

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

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

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Kraig #29-10

guardianangelKraig_Sept 2015 Kraig2_Sept 2015Boy, 7 years old
blind
Prematurely born with low birth weight; Infantile cerebral palsy – spastic quadric paresis; ROP (Retinopathy of the prematurely born) with detachment of the retina in both eyes – second type, final stage; Amaurosis; Delays in the physical and neuro-psychical development.

Listed: September 2014

UPDATE from a family who met him in 2016: I spent a week with Kraig at the children’s home. He is very well cared for and loved by the Nannies, but they are so limited in respect for knowing how to care for a blind child and being able to provide what he needs. He cannot play with most of the toys because he cannot see them. He is walking VERY well. He has a very hard time when the room gets loud and he does self soothe by putting his hands on his ears and rocking. I believe with a good school/program he would learn how to live daily life as a blind person and be fully functional. He really wants to be loved. He would even let me put my hand on his head or rub his back. He would be a real Mama’s Boy! I would love to help find him a family and I will commit to helping that family fundraise as much as I possibly can.

Kraig needs a family! His most recent update shows he is doing worse than previously; he has started some auto-aggressive behaviors and autistic traits – which is not a surprise since he’s blind and doesn’t have a lot of stimulation and attention in his environment.

Kraig doesn’t talk but understands the speech of the adults, reacts to his name but not always, and pronounces accidental combinations of sounds. He doesn’t use non-verbal means or gestures to communicate. He likes to cuddle in familiar adults.

He laughs loud when teased and expresses positive emotions to interactions with familiar adults. When he is anxious, he exhibits auto-aggression. He cries form strangers. Sometimes he lives in his own world, does stereotypical movements (rocks), and refuses to carry out instructions. He becomes very restless in a noisy environment, when the tone of the voice is raised or at loud sounds (hi puts his hands on his ears). He has difficulties accepting new things.

Kraig tolerates close contact with familiar adults but doesn’t interact with his peers due to his vision. He walks with support and around unmoving support. He makes independently several steps but is afraid. He moves comparatively calmly in a familiar environment. He is terrified by the walks in the yard. He has good appetite and eats well but doesn’t gain weight well.

Kraig plays with musical toys. He likes to listen to music and songs. He claps his hands and is happy then. He prefers familiar toys and children’s songs. He has difficulties accepting new games and needs time to get used to them. He holds objects in his hands. He can play for a long time with appropriate musical toys – hits a drum and tambourine and waves with rattles.

Updated photos from Sept 2015 — the agency has videos available, too.

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Chantelle-Ann

chantelle

chantelle1Girl, born 2001
Down syndrome, mental delay, crossed eyes

Listed: Feb 1, 2016

She doesn’t talk, she likes to dance very much.

From a family who met her in September 2016:  “Chantelle-Ann is a healthy, physically strong child.  She will be best served as the youngest child, with teen or adult siblings who are experienced with international adoption.  We did witness some assertive behaviors that will need to be worked through over time.  Chantelle-Ann deserves a loving family, not life in an adult mental institution.  She ages out next year.  We’re praying for the right family to come for her! “

 

*** I am eligible for a $15,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***

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Willhelm

willhelmBoy, born 2014

Ventricular septal defect; spastic tetraplegia; disorder of the brain, unspecified

Listed: August 24, 2016

$18.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Shawn

shawnBoy, born 2011

disorder of the brain; unstable hip; atrial septal defect; Abnormal results of cardiovascular function studies; d50 anemia

Listed: August 2016

$4.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Daniel #

Daniel update 2016DanielBoy, age 7
Epilepsy, cognitive delays

Listed: July 29, 2016

Daniel is 7 years old and living with a foster family right now. He has epilepsy and was born very premature, so has additional developmental delays. Otherwise, he is physically healthy. Daniel is described as a welcoming and upbeat child, who is outgoing. He enjoys playing with other children and can sometimes be bossy towards them. At times, Daniel prefers to play by himself. He wants to be adopted, and does not present any serious behavioral difficulties for his foster parents.

Daniel is able to feed himself and help around the house with chores like setting the table. He is potty trained and is reported to sleep well. Daniel understands what is said to him, and can communicate in full sentences; however, he does have a speech defect that makes it sometimes difficult to understand what he is saying. He has been diagnosed with a moderate mental delay. Daniel will begin school in the fall, which should give his foster family a better idea of his ability to learn in a school environment.

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

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Mercedes

mercedesGirl, born 2005

Deaf; bilateral sensorineural hearing loss; valgus deformity; disease of biliary tract; other disease of pancreas

Listed: July 26, 2016

*** 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 Grant ***

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Sloane

sloaneGirl, born 2014

spina bifida; hydrocephalus; congenital malformation of the central nervous system; congenital hip dislocation; convergent squint

Listed: July 26, 2016

$50.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Scout

scoutscout-2016Girl, born 2009

Blind; other disorder of the central nervous system; severe mental delays; congenital aphakia; degenerated conditions of globes
cardiomopathy; metatarsus varus; umbilical hernia; mild protein-energy malnutrition

Listed: July 26, 2016

NEW PIC:  December 2016  Scout is living in an adult mental institution.  She is blind, and hidden in her own dark world behind the walls of this place.  PLEASE help us find her family!

$40.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Dalton

guardianangelBoy, born 2015

hydrocephalus; disorder of the brain; other pervasive developmental disorder; other hydrocele

Listed: July 26, 2016

$593.42 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Sterling

sterlingBoy, born 2002

Microcephaly; spastic tetraparesis; congenital brain malformation; severe mental delays; crossed eyes

Listed: July 26, 2016

*** 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 Grant ***

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Larry #2-4

Larry collageBoy, age 4
Diagnosis: Down syndrome

Listed: July 25, 2016

Larry has Down syndrome and some of the typical delays that are common with his diagnosis. He is not yet walking independently, though his report indicates it is because he refuses to practice when he doesn’t want to! He plays with toys and enjoys the ones that play with music. When the staff attempts to work with him on fine motor skills, once he realizes it is ‘work”, he refuses to comply. He is not yet using words, but he IS communicating through non-verbal means. He needs a family that will bring him home and teach him appropriate communication skills and work with him on that all too common “Down syndrome stubborn streak” to help him continue to develop new skills.

Update: April 2017

Special needs: Down syndrome; 3rd-degree prematurity; a condition after 3rd-degree intraventricular hemorrhage; posthemorrhagic hydrocephalus (the orphanage doctor reported that at this point there are no evidence of hydrocephalus); anemia of prematurity; congenital cardiac malformation – atrial septal defect – foramen ovale type and persistent arterial duct; hypotrophic; muscle hypotonia; delayed physical and neuropsychological development; underdeveloped speech;  severe mental delay

Larry moves around independently and purposefully by crawling, walking while holding onto something for support and while held by one or both hands. He goes up and down the stairs while holding onto something for support. He grabs and hands objects.

Larry orientates about familiar actions, including feeding, times for rest, going for a walk, etc. He performs different actions in the different rooms – bedroom, playroom, in accordance with the setting, the furniture and the purpose of the room. Due to his underdeveloped speech, Larry expresses himself mostly in emotional and tactile manner. He eats independently, at the table, and he drinks from a cup. While involved in emotional and tactile communication with an adult, Larry expresses his joy by laughing aloud and demonstrating that the respective action is pleasant to him and he wants it to be repeated. He produces some basic and not very diverse syllables. He follows some simple instructions that are related with everyday actions. He responds to being called by name.

$301.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Scott

scottBoy, born 2016

callosal agenesis
congenital cerebral cyst
open oval window

Sweet baby boy!

Listed: July 25, 2016

 

$370.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Steven

stevensteven-2017-croppedBoy, born August 2007

Listed July 19, 2016

brain malformation (agenesia of the left part of ventricular system of the brain callosum hypogenesia liquor cyst of medial parts of left temporal and parietal lobe), congenital anhidrotic ectodermal dysplasia epileptic syndrome, severe mental retardation
nystagmus

New pic January 2017.  Steven needs out right now.  He urgently needs medical care, nutrition, and a family who loves him.

$100.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Garry

garryBoy, born 2016

congenital brain malformation: leptomeningeal cyst of back cranial fossa, hypoplasia of left cerebellar hemi-sphere, ventriculomegalia, atrophic process
Congenital heart defect:  tetralogy of fallot, ventricular septal defect, stenosis of pulmonary artery, other congential malformation of the cardiac septa, heart failure
cystic dilation of collecting ducts atopic dermatitis
umbilical hernia
congenital deformity of the hip
hereditary optic atrophy
rickets

Listed:  July 19, 2016

Sweet boy needs a family!

$63.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Corey

Corey-001corey-2017-croppedBoy, born July 2001

AGING OUT
Down Syndrome, Torticollis

Listed: July 2016

New pic January 2017!!  Isn’t Corey handsome?  He urgently needs a family, aging out in July 2017!!  Corey deserves life with parents who love him, not hidden away as a LOST BOY to suffer the rest of his life.  Please share him!

 

*** I am eligible for a $15,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***

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Otto

otto-2016Boy, born September 2007

Mental delays with autistic features; Other and unspecified speech disturbances; Dysarthria and anarthria; Bacterial pneumonia, unspecified; Other diseases of biliary tract.  Significant facial features of FAS (fetal alcohol syndrome).

Listed: June 6, 2016

Update June 2016:  He is non-verbal and was in a laying room most of the time, but last summer he went to camp and spent 10 days free. He apparently came alive at camp. He’s a sweet sweet little guy. He was walking and interacting at camp. His diagnosis is autism/speech issues and mental delay.

See this wonderful blog post about his experience at summer camp!  http://covenantbuilders.blogspot.com/2016/07/just-shadow-of-boy.html

He has been transferred to the adult mental institution.  He needs out NOW.

$6,959.58 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

 

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Drake

drakedrake-2017-croppedBoy, born 2016
Down syndrome

What a chunky bundle of love!!

Listed: May 31, 2016

New pic January 2017!  Darling!

For more info on how to adopt this child, please contact childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org

$208.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Harbin

harbin30419222151Boy, May 2011
Cerebral palsy, symptomatic epilepsy (secondary generalized seizures), optic nerve atrophy, crossed eyes.

Listed April 21, 2013

 

Hello, sweet baby!  Aren’t you just precious?

Large families welcome; married couples only.

$31.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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