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Emil

emil2014Born December 1999emil
Diagnosis: cerebral palsy and down syndrome

From someone who met him in 2012:

Emil was the gentlest child ever! Unable to talk but the pleading in his eyes killed me! He grabbed my finger and wouldn’t let go…what a grip! He also got really hit a few times by others wanting my attention, he didn’t retaliate but fell in a heap and moved away, only to return when the coast was clear. I would love to see this child in a nurturing environment!

Emil is able to walk.

 

$9787.83 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.

Eldridge

Boy, born May 2009
Cerebral palsy

Eldridge also has significant features of FAS (fetal alcohol syndrome), but this is not diagnosed.

 

Large families welcome, married couples only.  Travel required.

 

$72.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.

 

 

Brinli

Girl, born August 2009

After-effects of viral encephalitis in the form of microcephaly, movement disorders syndrome (cerebral palsy syndrome), epileptic syndrome of residual genesis, secondary hypothalamic syndrome, loop of thermal control

Brinli has pretty eyes, and such lovely long fingers.  She desperately needs a family to save her from a life spent lying in a crib.

 

Large families welcome, married couples only.  Travel required.

$18.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.

 

Cherie

Girl, Born Dec 2009
Crouzon syndrome

 

Sweet Cherie …. she needs a family desperately!

Picture on the left is from December 2012, on the right is from summer 2012.  Additional pictures available.

 

Cherie needs a family fast!  From her medical records:  congenital anomaly of the skull, feet and  hands. Cleft hard palate, UPU, LLC, aortic defect.

$10029.70 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.

Whitaker

Boy, born October 2010
Cerebral palsy, spastic tetraparesis, optic atrophy, secondary internal hydrocephaly, seizure disorderGuardian Angel

 

$4700.44 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.

 

Polly #35-0 OD

Girl, born August 2000

Polly is a 12-year-old girl with a mild mental delay who has a developmental disorder of speech and language. She is in need of dental care due to some issues with her teeth.

Polly is relatively well-developed physically when compared to the age norms.  The lack of parental care, a mother’s caress and physical and emotional contact in early infancy has affected the child’s psychological development negatively by lowering the quality of her behavioral activity.

There are no significant irregularities as regards Polly’s psychomotor development. She demonstrates satisfactory verbal, non-verbal and eye contact. Her strength is correspondent to her bodily development. The child has normal mobility and well-coordinated movements. She would benefit from active physical activities and sports.   The girl has adapted well to her classmates at school. Her attention is unsteady during the classes; she has limited attention span and low stability of concentration and can easily be distracted.

Additional medical information 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.

Robert #34-9 OD

Boy, born December 2002
Down syndrome

Robert is a handsome young man.  His general development is delayed.  He has good gross motor skills, and his fine motor skills need a bit of assistance; he likes to color.  He enjoys listening to music, and dancing.  He vocalizes, but his expressive speech is not developed yet.

Robert currently is a student in the fourth grade of a Special School.   He has a good orientation in the academic environment and points at objects in the classroom. He understands instructions, but does not always follow them. He knows his name and reacts with a smile when called by name.  He takes part in the educational activities with interest but he would soon lose his concentration. He shows positive attitude toward children and adults. He often takes part in organized events. The boy performs simple chores – when assisted and stimulated he cleans his work place and the classroom.

 

Additional information available from the agency.

$10.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.

Dani

21114214213 DaniGirl, born December 2009
Cerebral palsy, hemiplegia, movement disorders in combination with vision and hearing impairments

DANI IS FACING TRANSFER!

They really want a family for her in the orphanage before she has to be transferred.

 

Dani has beautiful blue eyes, and a darling little button nose!

Large families welcome, travel required.

$1278.45 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.

Griffith

Boy, born August 2008
Minimal hydrocephalus

 

Griffith is a very nice boy!   He has a little bit of an impish look to him in this picture, doesn’t he?

 

Married couples only, travel required.  Large families welcome!

$70.75 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.

Venetia

Girl, born April 2005
Mild to moderate delays, needs dental work

 

Sweet girl!  She needs a mama to paint her nails and braid her hair.  She’s trying so hard to force a smile for the camera.

 

$10.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.

Frieda

Frieda June 2013Girl, born September 2002
Mild to moderate delays, Cerebral Palsy

 

Update June 2013: 
Frieda is also very sweet but is delayed. She is shy when you meet her but she loves lollipops and will smile for one :)   There is video also available with her in it, for interested families. She knew the words to the lyrics to the songs they performed and also tried to dance along to the music. She does like to rock a little bit when she sits more than likely to self-soothe.

 

$5.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.

Cheryl

CherylGirl, born December 2004
Mild to moderate delays

 

Update June 2013:
She is delayed but she tries very hard to keep up with everything. She is super, super smiley- like she could not stop smiling and giggling. She loved singing and she also loved watching everyone else dance (she did not participate). She also rocks when she sits, but again probably to self-soothe. There is video available with her in it as well.

 

$14.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.

Adelina

Adelina June 2013Girl, born December 2002Adelina (2)
Mild to moderate delays

Another lovely young lady, still waiting for her forever family.

 

Update June 2013:
This picture does not show off her true beauty! She loved wearing this dress as when she danced the beads went flying. She has some pretty good dancing moves! I am not sure if she knew the words to the song but her mouth moved the entire time. She also rocks when she sits and does present as delayed.  She has a very sweet, shy smile.

 

$5.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.

Sandy

Sandy 2013-001Girl, born October 2006

Mild to moderate delays

 

New picture (red stripes) from summer 2013.

 

$5.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.

Havalah

Havalah June 2013Girl, born June 2005
Mild to moderate mental delays

 

This little peach is just waiting for a family of her own!

 

Update June 2013:
So disappointed her new picture is fuzzy.  She is teeny-tiny and a very happy little girl!

 

$5.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.

Coralina

Coralina June 2013Girl, born December 2004
Mild to moderate mental delays

 

Isn’t she just the sweetest?

Update June 2013:
Coralina is also such a sweet girl! She loved the beach balls and was running around the room making sure they all stayed in one place. She is very small especially considering she is almost 9.  She is in a video, available to interested families.

 

$5.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.

Ryan #6-14

DOB: 2001

Diagnosis: Down syndrome

Ryan is 11 years old. He has been in an institutionHis gross motor skills are well developed. He walks, runs, climbs and prefers physical activities. He exhibits some stereotypical movements. He plays with toys and attempts to manipulate them correctly. He requires 1:1 assistance for academic tasks. He is currently being instructed in how to trace letters, though he still requires assistance with this task. He tries to fit shapes into puzzles. He can arrange blocks and builds towers with them. He likes to arrange the chairs in stacks. He eats independently, though he’s still working on hygiene in related to table skills. He does put away his own dishes once he’s done eating. He can dress himself, but he does not undress himself independently. His personal hygiene skills are not built up at this time. During art class, he requires assistance with coloring and art projects. He can glue items onto paper if the items are pre-cut for him. His emotions and attention are unstable. He is hyperactive and doesn’t always follow the rules. He exhibits difficult behaviors when he doesn’t get his way or doesn’t want to do something. He is sometimes aggressive with objects and with his peers. He enjoys dancing and prefers to participate in activities and play that involve a ball and interacting with children who are more physical.

Additional information: Ryan has been visited by an experienced adoptive family and members from an adoption team well experienced in observing children with special needs. During the visits, he exhibited aggression toward the adults and staff members from the institution. He had difficulty following basic instructions from the staff and often didn’t respond to his name. He did seem to enjoy interacting in small amounts with the adults, though he wanted those interactions on his terms. He did not respond well to restrictions or being made to do things that he did not want to do. He will need a family willing to provide a lot of structure, routine and consistency in behavior management.

Additional photos and videos of Ryan from October 2012 are available.

$5000.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.

Duane

Boy, born

November 2000

Down syndrome, neurodystrophy, psychological and motor development disorder, alalia

 

From someone who met Duane in 2012:

Sweet little Duane is the huggiest boy I’ve ever met! He is a determined, strong willed little guy and is up walking and chasing after balls despite some mild CP on his left side that causes his left knee to extend backwards in a painful looking manner. He has an amazing laugh, though it is sometimes a mischievous laugh. He sometimes feels the need to push boundaries, such as throwing balls at the other children, but he is a boy with a lot of love to give, both to the adults and the other kids in his group. He also sometimes gives massages. I feel he would especially thrive in a house where he is the youngest, or at least the smallest child in the home.

Duane’s best friend is Isolde; they could be adopted together.

$2099.49 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.

Elwood

Boy, born 2008

Sequelae of inflammatory diseases of central nervous system; secondary microcephaly; Fetal alcohol syndrome;  tetraplegia; strabismus;  Mixed specific developmental disorders
Elwood is a cutie!   He needs a mama to love him — and a daddy to teach him to play tee-ball!
$495.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.

Pavel

Boy, born December 2003
Diagnosis: mental delays, CP, tetraparesis, microcephaly, autism

He is a true orphan and knows the love of a family.  He is very active, can crawl very well and tries to walk with support (pretty soon they hope he can walk independently- he is very determined!),he can’t talk but can pronounce some sounds. He can cry and show emotion. Motor development not well developed.

 

$7.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.

Canaan

Boy, born July 2003
Diagnoses:  mental retardation, convergent squint, hypoplasia of optic nerves, hypochromic anemia.

This little one is an orphanage favorite and is said to steal your heart when you meet him. He has a wonderful personality and is quite the little helper. He understand speech and he can talk but has speech problems. He is very friendly!  He has a short-term memory. He is very active and can service himself with help of adults.   This sweet boy lived with his family until his mother passed away in 2009.  He knows what it feels like to be loved and taken care of.

He has TREMENDOUS potential and is waiting for his forever family! Please don”t let him go to a mental institution- this little one needs a family!

$71.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.

Nadene

Nadene 2013 (1)Girl, born July 2005
Diagnsis: mental delays, light degree tetraparesis (CP)

Miss Nadene is 7 years old and has regressed greatly in the orphanage; she came here in 2010. She has bad memory and attention. She is very shy and quiet. She needs help often but she can walk with support. She could use the love of a family to really blossom!

UPDATE 2013:
She is a  mover!  It was difficult to get her to stand still.

$22.50 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.

Jeremiah

Boy, born July 2007
Ectodermal dysplasia (anhidrotic)

 

$54.50 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.

 

 

Gabriel L16

photoboyBoy, Born December 2001

Down syndrome

 

Handsome Gabriel!   11 years old and really needs a loving, experienced family to give him the life he deserves.    He probably has a bit of ADHD, possibly ASD.  He is considered relatively low functioning (compared to other children with Down syndrome).  But he is active, able, and deserving of a better life than he’s got!

Gabriel will do best in an environment without younger children.  He is a big boy and can be assertive at times.  He has tremendous potential and I can’t wait to see him blossom in his new family!     Older parents and larger families welcome!

$1685.50 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.

Nikolajs L15

photoboyBoy, Born May 2002
Down syndrome
L15

 

Nikolajs is 10 years old and waiting for his family to find him.   His name means “Victory of the People”.     Walks free, is active in the environment which is known to him.   Is not able to talk but understands what others are saying, uses gestures when communicates.   Expresses emotions by making different sounds and by imitating gestures, likes to imitate different activities, likes dancing or talking by the toy cell phone.   Nikolajs also likes playing, has interest in books and magazines. He is calm and he likes to play with his toys alone. Makes role plays – cooperates with other children when wants to.   Likes leafing books.   Nikolajs knows his digits from 1 to 5 on his fingers.   Also points to correct letters when asked.   Takes part in sports and  culture events at the orphanage.

Full medical and social history available!

$1083.50 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.

Brady L9

photoboyBoy, Born April 2001

Down syndrome
L9

 

Brady is a young man who is 11 years old.   He has blue eyes and light brown hair.  Brady by nature is calm, kind and he likes tactile communication with an adult.

Brady needs a loving, experienced family of his own.  He has heart and pulmonary conditions that desperately need to be addressed.  These impact his physical and cognitive abilities, and keep him from achieving his full potential.  Full medical and social history available.

 

Older parents, large families, and single moms are welcome.

$739.90 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.

Christian L11

photoboyBoy, Born May 2004

Down syndrome

Christian has positive reactions towards the adults with whom he is familiar.   Has interest about what surrounds him, though not very big and also not very sustainable.   Makes unarticulated sounds.   He sleeps well, but has difficulties to fall asleep.

Christian attends school and gets good references from his teachers, he is starting to express his opinion – murmurs when tries to answer.   Active and joyful and as most boys – he likes cars and playing with them.  Is able to move up and down the stairs, eats self-dependently, though has self-care difficulties (still working on toileting), likes long walks in fresh air but is able to do them only with holding on one’s hand.

 

Christian has amazing potential….what a joy to get to watch him grow and thrive in a forever family!

Older parents, large families, and single moms welcome.  Great program!

$4252.50 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.

Alys

Alys June 2013Girl, born February 2003
Mental delays, fetal alcohol syndrome, microcephaly, partial atrophy of optic nerve, birth vitium cordis

 

Alys is a beautiful, sweet girl who is already 9 years old!   She has significant mental delays, FAS, microcephaly and partial atrophy of optic nerve.   She could greatly benefit from a family!

Update June 2013:
She was about ready to take her nap when I saw her. She already had her hands behind her head relaxing! She does get out of her crib and her orphanage just created an outside safe space for older children who are in cribs.

Married couples only.  Larger families and older parents welcome.

$9.50 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.

Seeley

Boy, born January 2007

CP, mental delays, convergent squint, dysontogenetic cardiopathy, partial atrophy of optic nerve

 

Another crib baby- this little guy is 5 years old and spends much of his time in his crib. He has significant special needs and could greatly use the love of a family!  He was cared for by his mother until early this year (April 2012).  He has CP, mental delays, convergent squint, dysontogenetic cardiopathy, partial atrophy of optic nerve.

$22.50 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.

Braden

Braden 2013 (1)Boy, born September 2006

Mental delays, dysontogenetic cardiopathy, convergent squint, umbilical hernia.

Braden lived with his mother until her death before entering the orphanage last year (2011). You can tell he was LOVED and taken care for. He is doing quite well compared to many of the other children which is attributed to being in a family versus institution. Who knows how much he could improve with the love of a family!  He also has a caregiver he has attached to.

He is a mobile child and very active. He tries to walk himself. He understand what most people are talking about but he can’t talk in sentences. He can pronounce some words.  He can’t service himself, need assistance to eat.  He tries to hold a spoon in his hands.  He recognizes his caregivers and can follow simple instructions.  These are all GOOD things!

Update June 2013:
Braden is a very sweet little guy. He is very controlled in his movement and behavior. He understands what you say to him and he responds to directions. He comes highly recommended for adoption by his orphanage as they have seen much progress and potential for him.

$5.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.

Victor

Boy, born May 2003
Mental delays, CP, spastic tetraparesis. Speech, motoric, physical development delays; functional cardiopathia, convergent squint

Another smiler!  He has significant delays and has potential to thrive in a family!  As all children in this orphanage he is living on borrowed time.

$1226.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.

 

Saul

Boy, born February 2003

Mental delays,  CP, birth atrophy of optic nerve, retina dystrophy, contracture of leg joints

Look at that smile! Anytime these children smile that is a GOOD sign!! He is already 9 years old- pretty soon he will be entering an adult mental institution where his chances of being adopted are near impossible.

$23.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.

Geneva L12

photogirlGirl, Born October 1999

Down syndrome

SO grateful to have this opportunity to share these beautiful older children with you!    Geneva is darling….almost 13 years old and growing so well.  She is much loved, and attends a school for children with special needs in the 5th grade.

Geneva has a little hyperactivity…she gets bored easily with things and goes from activity to activity.  She does not use words or gestures to express her desires.  She has such potential to learn to communicate, it would open up her own world and improve her level of frustration.   Geneva also has alopecia areata (like Reece!)…she may benefit from Vitamin D therapy and/or steroid treatment for that hair loss.

 

From her caregivers:  Very lively girl, moves all the time.   Wants individual attention to be focused on her.   Does not react on the admonishments of carers.   Girl gladly attends lessons but does not understand the need for them. Does not ‘see’ herself in the mirror.  Is not able to repeat movements with her lips and tongue.  Has good self-service skills and also tries to help others.   Gladly draws with pencils, chalks and also paints. Is trying to learn to ride in the three-wheel bike.   Likes walking around the city, going to cinema.   Behaves well, eats with fork.  She is a singleton, does not participate in the group activities.

Older parents and large families welcome.

$15000.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.

Dante L3

photoboyBoy, Born April 2000

Isn’t Dante handsome?  My goodness!  Nearly 14 years old and full of life and potential.  Considered quite high functioning by the staff and caregivers.  Very smart, active, friendly, helpful…enjoys the computer very much, as well as hockey and basketball.  Loves people and playing with other children, but likes to have his own time as well.  Speaks well, understands clearly, responds appropriately.   He even knows how to ride a bike safely in the street!  He is generous with his things, but also takes care of them.  (I’m wondering where I can get a child like this!?  Wow!)

 

He does seem to need glasses (he squints a lot).   Full medical and social history available.

Praying Dante will not have to wait one second longer now that he has a voice and a chance through Reece’s Rainbow.  Older parents and large families welcome, single moms welcome.  Wonderful program!

$15000.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.

Dixie L2

photogirlGirl, Born January 1999
Down syndrome
Dixie is going to make a WONDERFUL daughter!   She is SO smart, helpful, kind, sociable….she needs a chance to live her life outside of an orphanage.  Her speech is very delayed, but she has computer skills and loves to browse through books.   She is active outside and enjoys sports and playing.  She is a “lttle mommy”, and enjoys helping other children whose needs are greater than hers.  Dixie goes to a special needs school where she is in 7th grade.   She does have glasses, but she doesn’t like wearing them….sound familiar?  :)

Dixie is describe as a “keen-witted young lady”.  I LOVE that they see her as the teenager she is, and not as a child.

Update 2013:  Dixie enjoys watching cartoons and TV broadcasts about the animals. She absolutely loves leafing books and encyclopedias about the animals. Very accurately paints in her work-sheets and also painting books. Girl likes going shopping, attending cinema and going to city. She also loves long walks in the city

Dixie can be adopted by older parents, larger families, and single moms.  Families should have experience with international adoption.   Full medical and social history available.

$15000.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.

 

Jordan L26

photoboyBoy, Born November 2001

L26

 

Jordan is 11 years old.  He has light brown hair and brown eyes.  Instead of playing soccer and other games, Jordan clings to a walker because he has vision problems, and it makes him feel so uncertain about the world around him.   Jordan has tremendous potential in a loving, experienced adoptive family.

Diagnosis: Severe mental retardation, significant behavioral changes that require looking after or treatment (F72.1). Down Syndrome. Atrophy of optic nerve.  Thrombocytopenia. VCC – atrial septal defect.

Older parents, large families and single moms welcome.  A family where Jordan can be the youngest, with older siblings, would be ideal for his learning and attachment.   He has missed out on so much in life :(

$2405.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.

Crystal L25

girl25-crystal-croppedGirl, Born November 2001

Down syndrome
L25

 

Crystal is so pretty!  Dark hair and brown eyes.   She does have Down syndrome, but also has many facial features of FAS (fetal alcohol syndrome) as well.   Crystal has tremendous potential.  She has been significantly impacted by very poor vision and hearing, and that has resulted in lower cognition and physical abilities.  Imagine how her world could open up with medical treatment, glasses, and hearing aids!

Crystal can be assertive sometimes, so a family with older children is recommended.  Full medical and behavioral info available.  Older parents, large families, and single moms welcome.

$1064.30 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.

Jill L22

photogirlGirl, Born January 2002
Down syndrome
L22

 

Jill is a beautiful young lady who needs a loving, experienced family.   She is considered profoundly delayed.  She does attend a school for children with special needs, and she does recv therapy and specialized care in her orphanage.  She is growing well (size-wise), but she needs full care.  She tries to walk but gets tired easily.  She has some autistic/institutional behaviors, and craves sensory input.

Full medical and social history available.  Wonderful program with a great agency partner.  Older parents, large families, and single moms welcome.  Families should be experienced with international adoption and the challenges of older children with special needs.

$1032.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.

Thomas L19

photoboyBoy, Born November 2003
Down syndrome
L19

 

Hi Thomas!   Thomas is 9 years old and waiting for his forever family.  He is in 2nd grade now in his school and doing well.  He is very active and friendly, smart and helpful!  He does have a heart condition that will need attention.

Thomas likes to listen music, fairytales and poems.   He tries to recognize letters and digits from 1 to 10 now. Is able to count along if one also is counting together with him, can show the digit, which is needed on his palm, when asked.  He also is trying to learn to group shapes and to recognize colors. Thomas likes working with playdough.   He gladly participates in sports activities and he likes aerobic exercises.   Thomas is good in acquiring and comprehending everything what is new to him.

Self care skills – is able to dress and undress his clothing, but needs some help to button and unbutton his clothes, puts on his boots. Eats and drinks slowly but self-dependently. Toilet-trained during the day, still needs help at night.   Thomas is learning how to wash his hands without getting wet and also tries to brush his teeth.  Willing to participate in different house-works, he watches how it is done by others and then imitates it.

Thomas walks and runs. Likes going outside. He pronounces simple words and his own name in his special ‘language’. Responds to his name and is active.  Understands simple instructions. Repeats words and always wants to do something – playing, imitating sounds and actions. Especially boy likes to improvise dancing. He likes playing alone, then he puts pyramids, draws lines with pencil. He observes other children around him and then imitates what he has seen.   Thomas always will find what to do in his spare time.   Likes music lessons and he often dances by the music. Learns to put in order toys after he had played with them.

Diagnose: Severe mental retardation, significant behavioral changes that require a looking after or treatment (F72.1). Down’s Syndrome. Compensated hypothyroidism. Celiac disease. Gastritis, duodenitis-helicobacter pylori positive, congenital heart disease, defect of septum of auricle of the heart, cardiovascular incompetence I-II (CVI I-II).

$5637.17 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.

Margeaux L18

photogirlGirl, Born December 1999
Down syndrome, oval window
L18

 

Margeaux is almost 13 years old and is in a crib in her photo :(   She is considered quite low functioning, but it is these children we always see the greatest transformation in!   She is able to pull to a stand.   Full medical and behavioral information is available.   Older parents, larger families and single moms welcome.  Margeaux needs a family who is experienced in international adoption and the challenges of children with special needs who have been living in institutional settings.

Additional medical and social history available from the agency.

Update 2014:
Currently Margeaux receives schooling in the 3rd grade but she is not able to learn language, counting, or to recognize digits and letters etc. The teacher comes to her twice a week. Learning process is actually more of an interaction with the teacher; Margeaux listens to the teacher read, and they do some activities together. She reacts towards words like “let’s eat” or “let’s stand up now” etc. She is not verbal. Margeaux reacts towards the smell of food. She is satisfied when feels comfortable. Margeaux does not like environment changes; she does not like persons’ she is unfamiliar with.

Margeaux does not stand up on her feet (she needs support). She is able to change position in the bed by herself. Due to her severe mental delays, she is not able to try learning how to walk. She has leg malformation. Margeaux is being put in the wheelchair, several times a day she is taken out of the bed and being put on the buckwheat bag and also put on the toy horse. A doctor has said that the musculature of her legs could not be overstrained, she also does not like moving a lot.  Margeaux receives massages.

Margeaux has 4th level of care, it is the highest level; she is incapable to take care of herself and to perform simple self-care activities. She is not able to chew food, she is being fed only with purees.  She has inner anxiety, auto-aggression – she might hit herself on the face but she is not aggressive towards others. She sleeps well.

Margeaux is rapidly approaching the time where she will “age-out” and no longer be eligible for international adoption (by US law).  Her life means, and can be, so much more than this!  PLEASE do not leave her behind now that she has been given a voice and a chance through Reece’s Rainbow!

$10450.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.

Fritz L4

photoboyBoy, Born June 2001
Down syndrome

 

Handsome Fritz is already 11 years old.   He has blonde hair and hazel eyes.  Fritz is blessed to live in a nice orphanage, but he needs a family of his own.  He is considered lower functioning, and really needs a family who is experienced with adopting older children.

Fritz may struggle with some sensory or ASD challenges….he is very responsive but needs a lot of self-help and guidance from parents/caregivers.   He would probably do best in a family where he can get lots of attention from his parents and older typical siblings….be the focus of the family!

Wonderful program, outstanding agency partner…older parents, large families, and single moms welcome.   More photos and medical info available.

$4642.20 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.

Kent

Boy, born March 2005

DS: Mental delays, CP, epilepsy, Congenital cerebral cysts. Cardiopathia. Inguinal undescended testis. Bronchiectatic disease.

Sweet Kent is often in his crib but look at that smile! He too lived with his parents for a brief period before they lost rights. Because of his diagnoses he is not cared for properly and could use the love and medical attention a family could offer.

 

$5.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.

Vera

Vera June 2013-001VeraGirl, born October 2007
Birth anomaly brain development, microcephaly with tetraparesis, convulsive syndrome. Mental delays. Convergent squint. Partial optic atrophy. Umbilical hernia.

Oh sweet Vera! She is only 4 years old and has been in this orphanage since spring. She spends much of her day in the crib and she needs stimulation!! She is living on borrowed time. She has tremendous potential for improvement if only she is given the chance. She will require medical attention and families should expect at the very least physical therapy.

Update June 2013:
Vera is doing well!  She looks good — but she still spends too much time in her crib.

Vera needs a family!

$45.90 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.

Valiant

Guardian AngelBoy, born July 2005

Mental delays; consequence of hard degree closed head injury (brain contusion) with tetraparesis. Symptomatic temple epilepsy. Immunity form of idiopathic jaundice. Middle degree anemia. Dysontogenetic cardiopathy

Mr. “V” is 7 years old but looks much younger.  As all of these children in this orphanage they NEED families to come adopt them. When the children get older they will be transferred to adult mental institutions (at young ages!) and there will be LITTLE to NO chance of adopting them.

Children in this orphanage need families! They do not receive enough interaction/therapy to help them thrive. They are seen as hopeless but we know that is not true!

$3612.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.

Galvin

Boy, born May 2006
Anomaly of brain development with low flail legs, psychomotor and speech development. Protein deficiency anemia. Defect after birth right side cleft lip, soft and hard palate.

Handsome 6 year old Galvin could use a family very badly. He spends most of his days in the bouncy seat and crib. Who knows what his potential could be! Children in this orphanage need families! They do not receive enough interaction/therapy to help them thrive. They are seen as hopeless but we know that is not true!

 

$83.30 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.

Shayla

 shayla june 2013Girl, born March 2004

Diagnoses: deep mental delay. Cerebral paralysis- double spastic form, microcephaly. Strabismus, divergent squint, and Optic atrophy. First degree anemia.

Sweet little Shayla could tremendously use a family and medical attention to help her thrive. She has already been living in this orphanage for 3 years and risks soon having to be transferred to a place where adoption will be next to impossible.

Her speech is not well developed, she holds toys in her hands for brief periods of time (but she sure does love to hold stuffed animals!), she has a reaction when you say her name but she is not able to communicate back but she smiles. She walks with support- can”t walk independently. Children in this orphanage need families! They do not receive enough interaction/therapy to help them thrive. They are seen as hopeless but we know that is not true!

Update June 2013:
This is not a great picture [on the right] but she would NOT sit still. She was wanting to move!! She thought it was so funny and would not stop laughing and rocking back and forth about the camera. The nannys also were laughing with her- her laugh and happiness is very infectious.

$5.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.

Alder

Girl, born June 2008
Cerebral Palsy

 

Alder needs a family, to spare her from a life in a crib, and reach her full potential.

Large families welcome, married couples only.  Travel required.

 

$36.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.

Jolina

Girl, born August 2007
Nervous system disorders, mental delays

 

Jolina is a darling girl, waiting for her forever family!   She has some features of FAS (fetal alcohol syndrome).  This is a cautionary disclosure, not a diagnosis.

 

$8.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.

 

 

 

Lanora

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAGirl, born August 2009
Spina bifida - Congenital malformation of the central nervous system, myeloradiculomeningocele with rachischisis of lumbar spine; internal hydrocephalus, low paraplegia

 

Lovely Lanora needs a mama to let her beautiful hair grow out!

Large families welcome, married couples only.

$1472.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.

Macarius

Boy, born April 2009
Cerebral palsy – Spastic diplegic cerebral palsy
Moderate mental delays; Divergent strabismus; Planovalgus (foot) deformity; malnutrition

 

Macarius speaks, plays toys and has a positive personality, smiles often. He is a very good boy!

Macarius doesn’t walk, the boy needs a surgery and even with surgery there can be only hopes for his future ability to walk. The doctor in the orphanage says he has good prognoses for the future and his development.

Additional pictures available.  Large families welcome, travel required.

 

$126.20 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.

Matthew

Boy, born September 2010
Infantile cerebral paralysis, binominal hemiplegia; Internal hydrocephaly; Dysplasia of coxa (hips)

 

Such a little sweetie … look at those delicate fingers and big dark eyes!

 

He has possible features of FAS.  This is not a diagnosis, but a cautionary disclosure.

 

$20.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.

Gibson

Boy, born August, 2010
Infantile cerebral paralysis; binominal hemiplegia; post-convulsive syndrome; cognitive delays

 

Gibson needs a family, or he could spend the rest of his life in a crib.  This lovely boy needs a HOME!

 

$22.50 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.

Ashton

40224204946Boy, born August 2010
Spinal bifida of lumbar area with hydrocephaly;  lower smoldering paraparesis

 

An adorable grin on Ashton!
Update early 2014: Ashton has started to walk slowly with support. He is a very smart, nice boy, very much loved by everyone in the orphanage.

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Large families welcome, travel required.  Married couples only.

 

$1786.50 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.

 

 

 

Nevaeh

Neveah (1)Girl, born, March 2010
Cerebral palsy, optic atrophy, developmental delays

 

Ohh, I love her little pouf of hair, what a lovely little girl.

Not sure how much vision she has.

 

$28.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.

Phillip

Birth Date: 04/12/09
Gender: Male
CO-A

Dysgenesis of the corpus callosum, congenital cervical scoliosis, and hypoplasia of the first finger of the right hand

Phillip was given up for adoption shortly after birth.  He is constantly smiling.  He is very social and frequently seeks to have company.  His weight and height are lower than the normal range for his age, but with a high-calorie diet and a dietary supplement he is expected to reach a normal weight and height.  He suffers from a speech delay for which he has been receiving therapy. He is responsive when adults play with him and has been making great progress with the therapy he receives. Phillip is an easygoing little boy who is earnestly waiting to be united with a family that will provide him with the care and love he deserves.

Phillip has a significant language delay, but his vocabulary and verbal productions are increasing.  He communicates using single words, gestures, and signs.  He recognizes and points out his body parts, imitates animal sounds, follows rhythms, dances and sings songs.   He understands and performs routine and simple tasks.

Phillip enjoys to interacting with adults and peers. He looks for help in adults when he has needs.

Video available through the agency for inquiring families.

$30.60 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.
  • Single parents may adopt
  • No family size restrictions
  • Both parents must travel to the country and stay until completion of adoption — approx 5-7 weeks (one parent may leave after a week or two)
  • Estimated total cost $21,000-24,500
  • Multiple unrelated children may be adopted together

Matalie 3G

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Date of Birth: June 2004
Gender: Female
Nature: Quiet

 

***This child is in a country that is currently not accepting new commitments. We can no longer accept grant donations or inquiries for this child, but we have not given up on any of these children and encourage all of our Prayer Warriors to continue their efforts! When and if this country program re-opens for adoptions, we will relist this child and begin seeking an adoptive family immediately.***

Liam

Boy, born March 2006

Cerebral Palsy, significant mental delays

 

Not a great picture, but Liam is a cutie!   Even though he has CP, it’s nice to see him in a place that has him up and about.
Large families welcome, travel required.  Married couples only.

$101.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.

Tatumn

Girl, born January 2002
She has moderate mental delays

 

What a beautiful smile!

Currently Tatumn lives in school orphanage. She is very friendly and easy-going.

$754.75 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.

Aubree

AubreeGirl, born Aug. 1999
Diagnoses: arthrogryposis; mental delay

 

Aubree is very active, easy-going, and friendly. Currently, she lives in a special school-orphanage.

 

From one of our adoptive families who visited with her in August 2012:   She truly is a ray of sunshine!   She comes out to greet us in her wheelchair (she has good upper body strength, her legs are fixed straight out in front of her and are tiny.   She doesn’t appear to have AMC in her upper limbs at all.   She is extremely friendly and happy, she enjoys singing and dances in her wheelchair. She can also use her upper body strength to scoot around the floor. I am so excited that she is available because I know she will be a wonderful daughter if just given a chance.   This girl just exudes love and happiness!   The orphanage does provide the children with an education, and even music instruction.  We were able to see Aubree perform in a concert that the children gave for their visitors (they have help from humanitarian groups that come in to work on the building and work with the children).  If anyone asks about her, I would love to talk with them more about the orphanage and the children there.   They have my heart!

Update June 2013:
Aubree is a happy, loving, and well-adjusted little girl. She is popular in her groupa and loves to talk to people and attend the Montessori program at her orphanage. That being said, she is a child you don’t want to turn your back to. She can be very aggressive, and bites, pinches, and hits you when she wants attention or is jealous. She is also very dominant and wants to have your attention at all times, which is difficult when there are other children in the room. While she is very smart, I believe she has some mental delay, though how much of this is due to being raised in an orphanage environment is unclear. She was thrilled when I told her a lot of people loved her and were praying for her, and in the right family she would do very well. It would be best if she were the youngest or only child in a family in my opinion, so she can have all the attention she deserves.

Update from a family who met her in Feb 2014:
Aubree was one of the first ones I met. I’ll be honest, I’ve read her profile, and I was worried. She’s in the pictures we had of our new daughter in the new orphanage, and to think that she was the type of child described in the second “someone met her” description, was scary! I don’t know what brought about the difference yesterday (maybe they’re working with her, or she was just having a bad day before?), but she hung out with us for a while, and we didn’t see any of those behaviors. Our youngest daughter loved her- she was very gentle and nurturing with her, and our son, and very social! We talked for a while, with a nanny and our facilitator translating for us. She likes school very much, especially art, and writing and drawing. She likes animals (cats, dogs, etc). She LOVES jewelry, and hairbows (the more giant the better!). She very much wants brothers and sisters, and when I asked her if she wanted older ones or little ones, she said little (and I believe it, she was very interested in our five kiddos, and loved to snuggle them). She held our daughter and she walked her through our photo book, describing everything- Aubree was so attentive, and her face looked so wistful.

Physically, she has obvious arthrogryposis, although she seems to have some flexibility in her hands, because she was holding a banana (no peel) and eating sections of it by herself. Her legs are pretty small, and very stiff. She struggles with speech, not with the thoughts, but with getting it out, and I believe she would benefit from speech therapy. She was very polite and affectionate as well, and although she does have some obvious cognitive delays, she seems eager to learn new things and to be a part of things.

When she was with us, I had our children playing blocks on one of the beds, and although she watched, and looked very interested in what they were playing, she never attempted to roll over there or monopolize attention. She talked with her friends, with our facilitator, and with me, for a while, especially when she realized that I might know a family for her- which totally broke my heart, because she was so eager to be adopted. At one point, I had turned away to say something to someone else, and she was trying to get my attention- her arms do appear to be affected by the arthrogryposis from what I saw, because her elbows didn’t bend much, and her hands are turned at an unusual angle, and she grabbed at my shirt sleeve, trying to get my attention (she didn’t know my name then). Her hands are strong, from rolling the wheelchair, and her grasp is poor because of the arthrogryposis, so she had to kind of sling her arm and try to close her fingers on my sleeve. I could see the awkwardness of it for her, but she definitely wasn’t afraid to try! She’s beautiful in person- these pictures don’t do her justice at all. And I’m sorry my pictures are blurry, kids don’t stay still long and I was using my camera with a slower capture speed because the room was a bit dim.

*** ADDITIONAL $3000 GRANT AVAILABLE FOR AUBREE’S ADOPTION ***

$12000.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.

Collier

Boy, born October 1999

Down syndrome, significant mental delays

 

This handsome young man has waited a long time for a family of his own!

Update March 2014:  Collier- he breaks my heart. He’s also in a room with many older, more active and larger boys that are busy moving around, and so he retreats to a small area in the corner of the room, sitting on the floor in between two beds, and just watches everyone. He’s TINY- think toddler/preschooler size, definitely not like a 14 or 15 year old. He’s just a baby in so many ways. I cannot believe that in a year or so, he’ll be too old to be adopted- it just does not seem fair that a virtual preschooler would spend the rest of his life like this. he seemed very quiet, watching everything but never getting up to come over, even though we were handing out cookies and candy and juice.

 

Update June 2013:
Collier is a sweet little guy who just wants to be loved. He looks like he’s about 2 or 3, despite being almost 14 years old. He always keeps trying to find food, and is somewhat of a bottomless pit – I fed him lunch and a candy bar and he was still trying to take food from the other children. He attaches to you very quickly. He would not let go of me when I was in the room and was always trying to go outside on walks. When I picked him up, he would always giggle and smile. Collier would be a most precious son.

Update March 2014:
Collier- he breaks my heart. He’s also in a room with many older, more active and larger boys that are busy moving around, and so he retreats to a small area in the corner of the room, sitting on the floor in between two beds, and just watches everyone. He’s TINY- think toddler/preschooler size, definitely not like a 14 or 15 year old. He’s just a baby in so many ways. I cannot believe that in a year or so, he’ll be too old to be adopted- it just does not seem fair that a virtual preschooler would spend the rest of his life like this. he seemed very quiet, watching everything but never getting up to come over, even though we were handing out cookies and candy and juice.

 

$10000.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.

Cambria

Cambria smiling March 2014Girl, born January 2005

Anophthalmos (absence of eyes)

 

What a sweet little girl!  She is walking independently.

Married couples only, large families welcome!

Update June 2013:
Don’t let Cambria’s pictures fool you. She is happy and full of life. Usually, she is stuck in bed for her own safety, as the nannies are afraid she could fall or run into something and hurt herself. When I took her out, she was able to walk, run, and dance to the music playing on the TV in the room. She loves dancing! She started laughing when I clapped my hands in front of her face and when I sneezed. She is an absolutely angelic little girl. While I do believe she has some institutional autism, she would be a joy in any family, and with love and proper care will thrive.

Update March 2014:
Although she mostly lays around because she cannot see, she walks and dances; she loves music. She is extremely gentle, and sensitive to noises.  She loves to be swung around and rocked gently, and that also makes her giggle.

$59.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.

Jett

Boy, born February 2009Jett2

Microcephaly, Congenital hydrocephalus, Pericarditis

Such a handsome boy!

 

Large families welcome, travel required.

$48.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.

Zoey

Girl, born November 2007

Congenital cytomegalovirus infection, Profound mental delays, Other paralytic syndromes (CP), epilepsy, Microcephaly, Coloboma of optic disc

Sweet love needs a family, or she’s destined to a life lying in a crib.  She has a host of needs; a family will need to be well prepared — but she deserves the chance to bloom!

$240.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.

Maiya

20715035453-1-237x300Girl, born 2006

 

After-effects of early organic affection of the central nervous system in the form of intelligence deficiency, atactic syndrome (epilepsy).

She does not talk, only makes sounds; fulfills simple tasks.

Maiya has a sunny smile, doesn’t she?   She’s waited long enough — let’s help her find a family of her own!
$27.90 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.

Jenny

Guardian AngelGirl, Born October 2009

CP and Tetralogy of Fallot (heart condition)

 

Sweet Jenny is waiting for you!  She is almost 3 years old, with brown hair and brown eyes.   She was born with cerebral palsy and a heart condition, for which she has already had surgery.   She is not able to sit on her own, and will greatly benefit from a loving family, medical care and therapy!  If she is not adopted, she will remain bedridden for life.

 

More photos available.  Married couples only.  Large families and older parents welcome.

$1264.70 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.

Todd

Boy, born December 2010

Blind

 

Todd is such a handsome fellow!

All we know is that he is listed as “blind” — not sure if he has any vision at all.

 

$283.10 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.

Francesca

Girl, born February 1999
Affection of the central nervous system, spastic low paraparesis, myopia, hip dysplasia, mental delays

 

What a lovely young lady — she’s waited far too long for a family.

Please help find her family before she ages out (at 16)!

Additional photos available.  Married couples only; travel required.

$100.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.

Kimberley

P-OD
Girl, born Feb 2007
Down syndrome, congenital heart disease and hypothyroidism. Mental delays.

Report dated 2010

Kimberley is predominantly cheerful.  In the orphanage the girl is described as a sociable, smiling, loving, quiet girls, who enjoys being with other persons. Her sleep is normal. She enjoys eating pretty food, so the orphanage gives her vegetables, eggs, iron, etc.. However, they still give her vitamins and avoid foods with lactose.

Her communication is usually through gestures, cries and guttural sounds.  General gross motor and fine motor delays, common for a child with Down syndrome.

She participates in group activities and plays in partnership with other children.  She is cautious with strangers but she adjusts quickly to their presence.

$4810.05 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.

Kanani

Girl, born April 2008

Anophthalmos of the left eye, optic atrophy of the right eye, spastic tetraparesis

Kanani has been transferred!

 

Lovely Kanani needs a family to help her reach her full potential.

 

From a family who met her in May 2012:

KananiLarge families welcome; travel required.Kanani is very sweet girl. She is well cared for in a good orphanage by caring nannies. She gets lots of outside time when it’s warm out but this time is spent lying down in the stroller as she can’t sit on her own. She can hold on to your fingers and seems to just love to have attention although with her eye troubles it is difficult for her to respond. She likes to have her cheek stroked and her hand held. She is quite stiff and in need of physiotherapy and most of all love and attention. We were told that she will be transferred to an institution very soon unless a family is found as children at this orphanage are typically transferred at age 4.

$6332.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.

 

Frankie

P-OD
Girl, approx 12 years old
Down syndrome; Moderate delays

From a report in 2009:

Frankie is a self-sufficient girl, confident, independent, with initiative, restless, with the capacity to interact, she reclaims what she wants, is stubborn and demanding in their desires, impulsive, she plays games for recreation and relationship with her peers. She likes music and dancing.

She has a mental age of 3 ½ years [as of 2009], her verbal language is limited, she shows initiative to communicate, her comprehension is more advanced than her expressive speech.

She moves easily up and down stairs, kicks and throws the ball; her fine motor coordination is poor, she likes coloring, making repetitive lines and activities with the pencil, she uses scissors.

$7901.99 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.

Asher

Guardian AngelBoy, born February 2009

Cerebral palsy, spastic low paraparesis, retinopathy

 

Such a handsome boy!  He has such beautiful big eyes.

 

Large families welcome, travel required.  Married couples only.

 

$2198.38 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.

Tyler #4-5

Boy, born 2002
Down syndrome

Tyler has waited 10 years for the opportunity to have a family and he is now FINALLY registered for adoption. He needs a family that will look past his age and see all that this little boy can be under the guidance of a loving family.

Tyler has experienced many transitions in his young life. He was placed in an orphanage after birth, sent to a horrific mental institution at age 4, removed from those conditions and placed in a different orphanage at age 6 and then finally moved into a group home family style orphanage at age 7, where he still lives today. In the group home, he is learning daily living skills, basic academics and self-help skills. He eats from a spoon and is learning to feed himself proficiently. He loves water and enjoys playing in the bath tub. He likes to watch TV and to sit on the back patio and watch the dogs walking down the street and the cars passing by. He will call out to the dogs when he sees them. He also enjoys going for walks in the community. He enjoys playing with musical books and toys. He follows verbal directions and says a few one and two syllable words. He knows the difference between familiar people and strangers and enjoys receiving individualized attention from adults. A teacher comes to the group home to work with him and other children on educational goals.

$5000.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.

 

Carmen #1-9

DOB: 2002
Diagnosis: delays in all aspects of development

Carmen has spent most of her life in a family environment. She was raised by her birth mother until she was 3 years old. At that time, she was placed in a mental institution where the children are generally well cared for. At the age of 5, she was placed with a foster family. The family is missionaries and she lived with them for over 2 years, at which point they had to return to their home country. She moved from their home to another foster home, where she lived for over a year. At the age of 8, she was placed in a group home style orphanage, where she lives today. She was placed in the group home because her foster mother moved to a different town and could not take Carmen with her. The foster mother still visits her when she is able and takes her for weekend trips. She is well loved by therapists and others who’ve been involved in her care over the years and they’ve advocated for her to help her find a forever family.

Carmen is considered delayed in all aspects of her development. She feeds herself and drinks from an open cup. She walks and can go up and down steps independently. She cooperates with all self-help skills such as dressing and undressing. She maintains eye contact and responds to her name. Her speech is delayed, but she understands what is said to her. When she sees something she likes or wants, she will smile and clap. She interacts with the other children and participates in games and group activities. She is making progress in all aspects of her development. Her report has not been updated in over a year, so we are working to get information on her current developmental progress.

Randall

Boy, born Feb 1999
Down syndrome; infantile cerebral paralysis

Randall needs a family before he ages out in Feb 2015.

 

Randall is a handsome young man who likes to play outside, and is described as gentle with others.  He is a sunny, cheerful boy, who also enjoys arts and crafts.    He’s non-verbal, but is curious and open-hearted.

From a family who met him in summer 2012:

It took us a few days to really get to know Randall. He was not seeking out all the attention that some of the others were. He was content to swing and sing to himself while waiting patiently for someone to kick a soccer ball with him. Oh how he loves to kick a soccer ball.

He is such a kind gentle boy. He would patiently wait to ask to look through our photobooks. Unlike some of the others he was happy to just look – he didn’t need extra attention while looking through it. He was the most careful with the books always being sure to return them safely.

He has some speech issues. He talks and sings but is hard to understand. I think just before we left he was taken for surgery on his palate which may be why he has speech issues.

In addition to swinging and kicking the soccer ball he loves crafts (stringing tiny beads and coloring) He loved the electronic toys we brought – remote control helicopter and translator. But unlike many of the others he always waited his turn, was careful with the items and always gave it to the next boy when his time was up!

Unfortunately Randall is older – his time is running out!! It’s a pretty easy region – the 10 day wait has been waived in the past – and the boys are taken care of.

$10054.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.

Merida

Girl, born May 2003

Bilateral hearing loss, right-sided hemiparesis, cognitive delays

What an adorable young lady!

 

Large families welcome, travel required.

 

$177.50 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.

Kellsey

30816181248Girl, born May 2008
Microcephaly; Coloboma of optic disc; Hypoplasia and dysplasia of lung; Ventricular septal defect; Convergent concomitant strabismus; Mixed specific developmental disorders

 

“Kellen” has been renamed — this is actually a GIRL!  Let’s find this little love a family :)
Kellsey is in a region that typically waives the 10 day wait after court.  Updated picture on left from summer 2013 – she looks great!

 

*** This child has significant facial features of FAS (fetal alcohol syndrome). This is a cautionary disclosure to better prepare our potential adoptive families. Families considering this child should research the challenges that can come with this condition. You can learn more about FAS here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fetal_alcohol_syndrome and post to our Facebook group to ask other adoptive parents about the challenges and blessings of children with FAS. ***

$28.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.

 

 

Quinn

Boy, born March 2005
Congenital hydrocephalus; Coloboma of optic disc; Other paralytic syndromes (CP); Disorder of brain, unspecified; Dislocation of shoulder joint; Atrioventricular block, first degree

Quinn is 7 years old — let’s help him find his family.   Every child deserves a loving family to call their own.

 

$34.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.

Elias

Boy, born August 2011

inflammatory diseases of central nervous system; Congenital hydrocephalus; Other disorders of optic [2nd] nerve and visual pathways; Carrier of viral hepatitis B

 

What a sweet baby Elias is!

Elias is in a fast region that often waives the 10 day wait.  Married couples only, travel required.

Additional photos available.

$5.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.

 

Aven

Boy, born June 2009

Dandy-Walker syndrome;  hydrocephalus; Hypoplasia and dysplasia of lung; Atrial septal defect; Congenital subluxation of hip; chronic viral hepatitis B without delta-agent; Convergent concomitant strabismus; Bilateral inguinal hernia; Tetraplegia, unspecified

 

This little boy has a laundry list of issues, but I’m confident there is a family out there who will be able to look at this picture and see a child, their son.

Large families welcome, travel required.

$58.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.

Waniya

Girl, born October 2007

Cerebral palsy; Mixed specific developmental disorders; Coloboma of optic disc

 

Waniya (pronounced Wa-NEE-ya) — a Lakota (Sioux) name that means “breath of life.”

Waniya is a gem; she needs a family to reach her true potential.

 

$10.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.

Daisy

Girl, born March 2005

Epilepsy; Other paralytic syndromes (cerebral palsy); Microcephaly; Coloboma of optic disc; Severe mental delays; intracranial injury

 

Daisy is a sweet flower who needs a family to really blossom!  Otherwise, she’s destined to a life in an institution.

$101.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.

Vijay

Boy, born December 2007

Congenital hydrocephalus; epilepsy; cerebral palsy; Convergent concomitant strabismus; Optic atrophy

 

Vijay means “Victory” and we are all hoping he will find a family where he can thrive.  That would be a victory, indeed!  Please help save him from a lifetime in a crib.

Large families welcome, travel required.

$7.50 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.

Brenna

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Girl, born December 2007

Microcephaly; Other congenital valgus deformities of feet (duck toed);  Coloboma of optic disc; Severe mental delays; strabismus; paralytic syndromes (cerebral palsy?)

 

What a cutie!  And what a world of different a head of hair would make for her, she needs to be in pigtails!

 

Update March 2014:
Very sweet and energetic little girl, eager to play and interact. She definitely has cognitive delays, and does not speak but functions within the preschool type setting classroom of her groupa. She communicates by pointing and making sounds. She appears to have something like hemiplegia CP affecting the right side of her body, causing a big of a drag in her leg as she walks, and causing her arm to be stiff on that side as well. She’s a happy little girl and very cute.

$5.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.

 

Cecily

Cecily 5Cecily in blue (3)Girl, born January 2007

Mixed developmental disorders; congenital malformations of ribs; Coloboma of optic disc; strabismus; Mild protein-energy malnutrition

 

Cecily should be getting ready for kindergarten, not an institution!

She has some facial features of possible FAS, but this is not documented and is only a cautionary disclosure.

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Update March 2014:
I LOVE this girl!!!! She is so poised and smart and sweet and totally impressed me when I would interact with her. She’s very formal and polite when she meets new people, but as soon as she would go back into her classroom, she would be playing and laughing and giggling with her friends. She and Cara are friends and play together often. She’s a very typical kid, and often took a leadership role when playing with the other kids. One day, she was playing with my daughter, doing some kind of pretend play, and it was quite fun to watch! She’s in a groupa that does a lot of preschool type work, and and is set up like a classroom so the kids come home with more age- appropriate skills. Our just-turned-3 year old daughter knows how to work puzzles, hold a crayon/pencil properly to write (and is showing pre-writing skills already), understands the concept of counting, etc- not the “norm” for orphanage life! So, kids from this groupa will likely come home knowing how to play appropriately with toys but also prepared to learn in a school-type setting as well.

$259.50 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.

 

Rania

Girl, born March 1999
Down syndrome

 

She looks so thoughtful, doesn’t she?  She only has until age 16 to be adopted — let’s not let her wait that long!    This princess needs a Mama!

 

Rania (along with GraceLynn and Kinley) are in a facility for older disabled children.  We are blessed to have the photos and info we do to fight for these girls to find forever families.   We may be their ONLY chance at a future.   We are seeking an experienced adoptive family who will take a chance on one of these girls, and help open the doors for other older children waiting in this institution.

 

Married couples only.  Older parents and large families welcome.  Travel required.  Previous adoptive experience of older institutionalized children is preferred.

 

$10000.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.

 

Emmalyn

Girl, born May 2001

Down syndrome

 

Emmalyn is a beauty, with her shy smile!

Such a gift to be able to advocate for these older girls.  Large families welcome!

 

$2160.41 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.

Kinley

Girl, born April 2001

Down syndrome

 

Sweet Kinley, she’s never has really had her picture taken before, but she’s trying!  It’s apparent she’s in need of dental work, and either glasses or surgery to help her vision.

She’s already waited so long, let’s find Kinley her mama!

 

$10000.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.

Gracelynn

Girl, born December 2002

Down syndrome

 

Well, doesn’t this little pixie look like a spit fire?   Those deep brown eyes are gorgeous!

 

Large families welcome, travel required.  Married couples only.  Gracelynn could be adopted with Rania, Kinley, and/or Emmalyn.

 

$10000.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.

 

Henry

P-OD

Boy, born December 2006
Down syndrome

 

This picture may not show much of his face, but it definitely looks like he takes playing in the water very seriously!

As of a report in 2011, Henry isn’t walking yet, but he gets around well by crawling.  He doesn’t speak, and needs assistance feeding himself.  He’s not yet toilet trained.

A family could do wonders for Henry!

 

  • Large families okay (with adequate space in the home)
  • One trip – total travel time 21-30 days in country (one parent can leave earlier)
  • Average length of time from Dossier submission to travel is 7-10 months
  • Total costs estimated around $27,000
$5462.25 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.

Fernando

P-OD

Boy, born October 2006
Down syndrome, Organic Brain Disorder, allergies, mental and physical delays

 

As of a report in 2011, Fernando is significantly delayed.  He has a good appetite, but needs assistance in feeding himself.  He’s not yet toilet trained.  He generally sleeps well.  At that time, he was not yet walking.

Such a handsome guy — a family could do wonders to help him reach his full potential!

Interested families can inquire for additional information.

 

  • Large families okay (with adequate space in the home)
  • One trip – total travel time 21-30 days in country (one parent can leave earlier)
  • Average length of time from Dossier submission to travel is 7-10 months
  • Total costs estimated around $27,000
$6004.50 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.

 

Barrett

Guardian AngelBoy, born October 2011

This little love has a heart defect and numerous other health issues:  condition after resection of coarctation of the aorta, aneurysm of interatrial septum with multiple defects perimembranous (VSD), laryngotracheomalacia (collapsed airway), micrognathia (abnormally small jaw), tracheostomy

It’s suspected that Barrett may have Pierre Robin syndrome or a chromosome deletion. Families should be prepared for additional health needs, just in case.

Barrett desperately needs a family to give him the love, attention and medical care he needs to thrive.

 

$5406.26 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.

Missy

Girl, born September 2008
Cerebral Palsy

 

Sweet girl needs a family to save her from a lifetime in a crib.  No further pictures or information on her current condition is currently available.

Large families welcome, travel required.

 

$38.30 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.

Sabin

Boy, born October 2004

HIV-infection, IV clinical stage, no signs of AIDS, biochemistry test is good; congenital hydrocephaly (shunting); myatonia disorders; disco-visual nerve subatrophy; myelinic cone fibers; hypertrophy of palatine tonsils; two anomalous chords of ventricle; biliary dyskinesia; slight mental delay with minimal behavioral disorders, night enuresis, organic emotional instable disorders. Probable FAS.

He is said to be very careful and orderly, so he is probably a kid who does very well with routines and structure.  He is also described as very helpful.

 

$330.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.

Jasper

CO-A

Boy, born 2010
Diagnosis: Down syndrome

His overall health is good; he is currently in a foster home.

 

 

$2060.80 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.

Abner

Boy, born December 2009
Diagnosis:  after-effects of general disease of the central nervous system (neuroinfection); spastic tetraparesis with strong motor disorders; general mental delays, including speech underdevelopment; undescended testicles; shortcut frenulum of tongue; convergent squint

 

 

$70.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.

Anne

Anne2012Girl, born February 2008
Diagnosis: epilepsy, generalized form with severe seizures
Moderate mental delay

 

Sweet Anne, all dolled up for her picture!

She does have some general delays, and is not yet independent with potty training.  She would greatly benefit from being in a family!

 

From a family who met her in April 2013:
Anne is walking independently. She can go up and down steps with help. She smiles a lot. She likes to drop toys and watch them fall. She appears to be connected to her caregiver and goes to her for comfort.  She liked a music/light up toy but needed guidance to activate it. She appears pretty cognitively delayed, and doesn’t have any verbal language. I see a lot of progress in her with the right family and interventions!

Caius and Ezra are in the same orphanage with Anne.

Married couples only, travel required.

$155.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.

Angela

Angela June 2013Angela (1)Girl, born February 2001

Diagnosis:  severe grade of the mental delay, hydrocephalus, fibrosis of hyaloid, secondary glaucoma, exfoliation/detachment of retina, congenital defect of the heart partition

 

Angela is very small for her age.  She needs a family!

 

Update June 2013: 
She is so sweet. She is blind, but follows with her head your voice and she smiles very big when you talk to her! She has such potential but is in a bed!!

 

$100.50 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.

Tyson

Boy, born May 2000
Diagnosis: congenital anomaly of brain development in form of microcephaly with severe lag in development of psychological, speech and motor development, myopathic syndrome

 

Additional medical information and social history available for potential families. Families must be home study approved to commit to Tyson.

 

$104.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.

Katrina

Girl, Born December 2001

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Oh what a miracle, to have an updated photo of Katrina!!!    And there is the light I  knew had to be there!   She doesn’t realize it, but now that she has a profile here on Reece’s Rainbow, Katrina has a CHANCE…a chance for a new life, a family of her own, to get out of these four walls and to have something to smile about.

From her medical records:  Down syndrome, significant cognitive delay (coupled with FAS), flatfoot, partial atrophy of optic nerves, esotropia, secondary cardiomyopathy.

From a missionary who visited with her in March 2012: Oh my heart…I so wanted to bring her home!   She is a giggly soft hearted darling…she needs a mama!

Katrina and Tania can be adopted together if a family is approved and interested.   10 day wait often waived here.  Married couples only, larger families welcome.

$6053.80 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.

Eric

Guardian Angel

Boy, born Dec 2008

 

Eric is a smiley little fellow who likes to feel his caretaker’s heartbeat or pulse, because it comforts him. He would be a wonderful little brother in a household of older children.

 

Eric has arthrogryposis and compensated hydrocephalus. He has had a surgical repair of spina bifada. Overall, he is healthy and would do well in a family without smaller children. His upper body is quite strong and he has full use of his hands, fingers and arms, but he has little control or movement in his lower limbs and they are significantly smaller than his upper body. He can squeeze very tightly with his hands, and reach a full arm’s length with no problems even though his resting position is the one you see in the pictures. He does not talk, according to the caretakers but does make sounds to communicate. Cognitively, he has significant delays due to his history of spina bifida and hydrocephalus. He is very much still an infant in many ways.

 

The picture in the orange shirt was taken at age 18 months, and the second picture was taken at 3 years old. He may have a sister a few years older in a different region who possibly could also be available for adoption or he could be adopted separately. She also has special needs.

 

 

$752.39 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.

James LA

Boy, Born May 2011

CO-A

 

Sweet baby James!   Healthy besides his Down syndrome, and waiting for his forever family.  Full medical and social history available.

 

  • Single heterosexual parents may adopt
  • No family size restrictions
  • Both parents must travel to the country and stay until completion of adoption — approx 5-7 weeks (one parent may leave after a week or two)
  • Estimated total cost $21,000-24,500
  • Multiple unrelated children may be adopted together

 

$5841.72 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.

Cullen #12-4

Cullen Apr 2014 (1) Cullen-Bulgaria DOB: 2001
Down syndrome

 

Update January 2012:  Cullen is in 4th grade this year. He knows the names of all the children in his class and has a best friend.   He pronounces short words and simple sentences. He can repeat numbers and counts to 5 with help. He is very musical and loves to dance.

Additional photos and videos of Cullen are available.

Cullen Apr 2014 (2)

 

Cullen is 12 years old. He’s been living in a mental institution since the age of 5. He is completely healthy with no physical delays or health problems.  Cullen is in 3rd grade at a local special education school. He enjoys going on walks and field trips. He plays with blocks, mechanical toys and kitchen sets. He engages in pretend play. He likes to look at books and will look at the pictures in the book and point to objects in them upon request. He can identify animals and foods and choose them from photos. He has well developed self-help skills. He’s toilet trained, feeds himself, dresses himself, folds his own clothes and washes his hands and face independently before bed each night.

$2148.80 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.


Francis

Boy, born Oct 2004

This young man has a deep mental delay, and cerebral palsy.

From a family who met him in 2011:

Sweet Francis needs a family.  He does not currently sit up, but I think he probably could if he were given an opportunity to be out of his chair and get stronger.  Overall, Francis seems to be physically healthy, aside from his CP.  I suspect his cerebral palsy

 

affects his upper and lower body.  He is very tight.  More concerning is his emotional well being.  Francis does not get much mental stimulation or interaction, outside of his immediate basic needs.  The caregivers are kind and do love him, but are unsure what to do with him.  He gets good basic care.  He is fed and is clean.  He is not left in a crib.  He sits in his orange chair all day long.  I tried to talk to Francis and touch him.  He is very uncomfortable with touch, but he has the sweetest blue eyes and I know that the right family could draw this little boy out of his shell.  Please someone, take a chance on Francis.  He will thrive with the proper care and stimulation.

$1385.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.

Leonard

Boy, born November 2002

 
Leonard is so handsome! Growing well, and is blessed to be in a boarding SCHOOL for children with special needs, not an adult mental institution. He has Down syndrome, but no other medical conditions listed at this time. He is said to be very quiet, friendly and cheerful.
 

Hope someone will see this darling boy and give him the chance he deserves to have a loving family of his own. Married couples only. Older parents and large families welcome. Travel required.

 

$7593.21 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.

Wayne

Boy, born January 2005

 

Wayne is a sad fellow, who could benefit greatly from more attention, and a patient, loving family.  He’s said to cry often :(

He has a deep mental delay, cerebral palsy / spastic diplegia, and microcephaly (small head size), .

 

$180.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.

Roger

Boy, born July 2006

 

This dear boy is listed as having "childhood autism" — if it is truly autism or autistic behaviors due to orphanage life and his other special needs, we really don't know.   

He is said to have encephalopathy (unspecified disease of the brain), Childhood autism, and moderate mental delays.  

He also has vision problems:  Convergent concomitant strabismus (crossing eyes) and hypermetropia (far-sighted); and is said to be anemic. 

More photos available.

 

$132.50 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.

George

Boy, born December 2003
George is HIV+

 

Such beautiful hazel eyes this boy has!

More photos available.

From an adoptive family who met him:“Keep in mind we met him in Summer/Fall 2012, and he is now in an internat that is very hard and difficult. When we met “George” he was such a sweet and soft spoken boy. We never saw him exhibit aggressive behavior and our daughter said he was a good friend of hers. He appeared to get along well with the others in the groupa, and always seemed to be smiling when we saw him. His sweet personality, smile, and demeanor captured our hearts. He was very capable of self care and even performed in a play while we were there. He also seemed to enjoy the music during the play and we caught him on camera dancing to the music in his seat while we waited for it to start.”

$957.44 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.

 

David

David smilingBoy, born March 2004

 

 

David has cerebral palsy and his eyes cross.  He would do so well in a loving family!

 

Update March 2014:
This kid is AWESOME!!!! He seriously has no business in a level III/IV institution. His CP is so mild- he walked around, did all kinds of stuff. He’s smart and funny, he and my translator talked for about 15 minutes and she said he is a “very normal child and good at conversation.” He was very “appropriate”- I don’t know another way to say it- he was quiet and looked at us like “who are these strangers?” and looked to the nannies for approval, and only then spoke to us. My English (and butchered attempts at Russian) made him start to grin but he quickly got it under control and didn’t outright laugh at me (which makes him more polite than the majority of folks lol!) and he was very respectful.

I LOVE this kid- he needs a family immediately- someone to get him in school and get some botox in that left leg and get those legs stretched so he can walk easier. He would be an awesome addition to a family!

$135.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.

Kade #16-2

KADE_ 2013 photoDOB: 2002
Diagnosis: Down syndrome, asthma

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.

 

$7500.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.

Madden #61-1

Madden-BulgariaDOB: 2004
Down syndrome

Madden is doing very well!  He is physically healthy and has never had any medical concerns. Like most children with Down syndrome, he’s physically small for his age. He weighed 34 pounds on his 7th birthday.

Developmentally, Madden is delayed. He can walk and has good gross motor skills. He is talking and can say words and use simple sentences. He knows and pronounces his name and the names of the other children and care givers in his group. His articulation is not always clear.  He is receiving speech therapy.

 

Madden is described has having difficult with focus and attention. He follows directions and is very compliant with the teachers and staff when given encouragement and positive feedback. He is learning a variety of life skills, including dressing himself, brushing his teeth and making his bed. He enjoys playing with toy blocks and trucks. In September 2011, he began attending a daycare center to assist him in learning appropriate social skills and to help integrate him into the local community.

More photos available.

$3645.50 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.

Andrue #16-4

DOB: 2004
Andrue was raised by his birth family until he was 9 months old. At that time, he was hospitalized for genetic testing and when the diagnosis of Down syndrome was confirmed, he was left at the hospital. He was then transferred to an orphanage and later on, to an institution for children with mental disabilities, which is his current home. He walks, climbs and catches a ball. He likes to play with stuffed animals and has one favorite stuffed animal that he carries around with him.  He reacts to his name and follows simple directions. He pronounces some syllables and attempts to communicate, but his speech is not yet developed.  He smiles when spoken to and enjoys cuddling with familiar adults.

 

$10000.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.

Dylan

DylanBoy, born March 2003dylan
Down syndrome

 

This handsome little guy has eyes that cross, so an opthamologist visit will be in order when he gets home.  He’s looks pretty small for his age!   Doesn’t he look like he needs a Mama to scoop him up & snuggle?

Dylan can be adopted with COLLIER!

Update June 2013:
Dylan is an energetic, smart, and goofy little boy. Physically, he looks about 5 or 6 years old, but has the attitude of a teenager. He can be extremely aggressive – he shoved other children out of the way when I was holding them to try and get to me and hits other children. I can’t tell you how many times he headbutted me in the face. But he can also be very loving – one of the other missionaries was crying and he just sat in her lap and hugged her until she stopped. Dylan is also very smart. When he wanted to go outside, I told him he had to have shoes on…I didn’t expect him to go bring his shoes to me! He also has an extensive vocabulary and loves his Montessori classes at the orphanage.

Update March 2014:
Dylan has a lot of personality! Dylan would do well in a family with older children, especially teen boys that love to roughhouse and wrestle! He’s quite the clown, and extremely verbal and capable. As someone mentioned before, he is also rather aggressive in getting what he wants, not only because he seems oblivious to personal space, but also because he will not hesitate to grab what he wants and assert his strength over weaker ones. He’s 11, and is strong, stands about the height of a typical 9-10 year old. He also seems to have a mischievous streak and is very impulsive, which can result in him pinching people unprovoked. Although he has a lot of potential, he definitely needs the right environment and very patient and experienced parents in order to thrive.

$5429.45 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.

Kristopher

Kristopher 1Boy, born September 2004
Cerebral paulsy, spastic diplegia, mental delay, epileptic syndrome, crossed eyes.

 

Look at the bright smile on this handsome boy!  Kristopher has cerebral palsy and is cross-eyed, but would do so well in a family of his own!

Update from someone who met him in summer 2013:
Kristopher is one of those wise old souls. He is very intelligent and loves it when adults come and visit him. He’s also quite the charmer – the head of Child Services for the region was so charmed with him she gave him a life-sized stuffed crocodile for a present! Kristopher loves his classes at the orphanage and always strives to please the teacher, and he has many friends. He also loves music – one of the other missionaries let him play with her harmonica the first day and every day after that he asked for “the thing that blows”. He has some strabismus and gets around well in his wheelchair. The director would love for a family to adopt him, and she says he would do well.

Update March 2014:
This kid is awesome!!!  He’s a very healthy weight, quite strong in his upper body (which appears to be not affected or just minimally affected by the CP), and although his spasticity in his legs is obvious, he still is able to stand from sitting in the wheelchair, and walk while pushing the wheelchair.  He rolls his own wheelchair, however, since the chair he is in is too big for him, and not designed to be self-propelled by the rider, he has to lean very far over one side to reach the wheel.  For those familiar with CP- his heel cords are tight and feet are pointed downwards.  He has very little ROM in the right foot, but some in the left.  He legs are “scissored”, with the right pulled slightly over the left, indicating involvement of the adductors in the spasticity.  He has tightness in his hamstrings. Without a full medical exam and some PT, I don’t know how much is just spasticity or whether it could be contractures- but even with those restrictions, he is still able to stand and walk some.  His torso seems strong and his neck does as well.  He is a very sweet boy- a bit shy and quiet in his responses at first (although he grinned and giggled the entire time, very pleased with the attention), but smart as well.  He very, very, very much wants a family- in fact, he is the one who heard we were there for our daughter, and found the director and begged her to bring his family to him as well.  He has great motivation to walk and move around, and very much wants to be a typical boy, but without the medical care for his CP, his options here are limited.  He is about the height of a typical 8 year old, but solid in weight.  He interacts well with the adults and children in the groupa, and seemed very appropriate (not overly affectionate or engaging) when he met new people.  He frequently looked to the familiar adults for confirmation that it was ok to talk to us and preferred their attention (which is good news when it comes to transferring attachment to a new family).  He is an adorable little guy with an engaging grin that just lights up his eyes, and he very much would love to have a family of his own.

Kristopher can be adopted with Collier, Dylan, Cambria, Aubree, and Tatumn. He and Collier are in the same groupa.

$1776.30 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.

Cate

Cate was born in November, 2002

Isn’t she lovely?  Cate is said to be a very nice girl who desperately needs a family.
Cate has heart issues, and her diagnoses are as follows:  discordant atrioventricular junction, corrigent transposition of magistral vessels, coronary-left ventricle fistula, complete atrioventricular heart block

 

Cate does have some facial features of FAS, families considering her adoption should be educated on the spectrum effects of fetal alcohol syndrome and the challenges of adopting older children.

 

$185.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.