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Iris

30702000250Girl, born March 2003
Moderate mental delays; Microcephaly; Acquired deformity of chest and rib; Scoliosis

Listed: July 7, 2013

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

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Hunter, Forest and Ridge

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Hunter-001ForestRidge-001Brothers – they need to be adopted together!

They are said to be “very good boys”!

Listed: August 11, 2013

Hunter, The oldest, was born in March 2004:  Hyperkinetic disorders/Hyperkinetic conduct disorder; Nonorganic sleep disorder/Emotional sleep disorder; Benign intracranial hypertension; Other specified diseases of gallbladder; Flat foot

Hunter likes to eat a lot. He and his brother Forest have a lot of energy. He really likes to do arts and crafts and play games. Most of the time he has a very sweet disposition. He is very keen to interact with adults. That being said if an adult is too rough with him things will start to escalate. If an adult tries to swat at him or restrain him in someway he may attempt to bite. Hunter can speak pretty well but he can’t always communicate what’s going on with his emotions. Hunter responds best to strong male figures. An attentive dad is key to a positive adoption for him. He is in grade 4 here but he can’t read, write, do math, or anything like that right now. He is schooled by himself and school mostly consists of arts and crafts. He is not unintelligent but very delayed. He likes soccer. He would be great in an attentive family where he and his brothers will get much attention and where they will be by far the youngest children. I would adopt him myself if I could be as focused on him and his brothers as he needs a dad and mom to be and if we had the space for them along with our current 3. He enjoys picking fruit and cleaning in the orphanage. He is never been far from the orphanage and he is interested in coming to America. He has communicated that he really wants to come to America and really wants a papa.

Forest, the middle boy, was born in Aug 2006:
Mild mental delays; speech disorder

Forest likes to eat a lot. He does school the same way his brother Hunter does. He is considered to be in the second grade. Very sweet but also very active. Like his older brother, he needs to need a lot of attention to keep him from unintended harm. He likes to be outside. He has minor institutional self harming tendencies like scratching himself to leave marks. He does not do that a lot though. Forest loves to give hugs and kisses and hold hands with the adults.

Ridge, the youngest brother was born in Aug 2008
Stenosis of pulmonary artery; currently he does not require surgery. Tuberculin skin test – positive?

Ridge likes to clean. He was mopping the floor with an adult sized mop as I wrote this. He is a very small but sweet boy. He’s a very peaceful and charming child. He is not in school yet but he seems to be the most intellectual of his brothers. He will likely do better in school then his brothers when he gets the chance. He is so cute it is hard to imagine him spending another day without a family. When the boys orphanage shuts down Ridge will be separated from his brothers for several months because he is not old enough to go with his older brothers. I expect this will be a very traumatic time for him, so if a family could come for him as soon as possible that would be best. No family should hesitate to adopt these children as long as they are available to give the time and attention that these children deserve. If that is done the children will flourish.

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

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Clark

30730200600 (2)30730200600 (1)Boy, born September 2011
Cerebral palsy, retinopathy, premature, severe myopia.
He cannot sit or stand.

$2,544.07 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Rhyder

30728134755Boy, born February 2003
Congenital malformation of entodermal canal, anus atresia (colostomy in 2003)

Listed: August 5, 2013

Rhyder is a very nice boy!  He has had several operations, and currently wears diapers.  He has “Absolutely normal mental development.”

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

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Avery

30728131506Boy, born June 2004
HIV

 
Listed: August 5, 2013

 

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Virgil

30806220620virgil-2016Boy, born May 2006 Congenital cerebral hernia, hydrocephalus,  flail legs, slight mental delay, equinovarus, adenoid vegetations of I stage, paralytic strabismus, slight astigmatism, anemia,  TB-infection, congenital heart disease (open oval window), diffuse goiter of I stage

Listed: August 11, 2013

This lovely boy has a long list of diagnoses, but SO much potential for growth in a loving family!  MORE PHOTOS AVAILABLE.  Married couples only.  Travel required.  Older parents & larger families welcome.

 

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Trever #4-08

Trever 408  (1) Trever 408  (2)This almost 8-year-old boy has moderate mental delay, cystic hydrocele and convergent concomitant strabismus.

 

He has built self-service skills (eats, dresses and undresses independently, potty-trained). He has marked progress in his speech development and tries to use more words and connect them in sentences. He interacts with children, albeit he prefers the company of adults.

 

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

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Wylie

30818205146wylie-2016-croppedBoy, born May 2009
hydrocephaly, epysyndrom, spastic tetraparesis, congenital defect of brain development

Wylie has a handsome boy who is facing transfer soon.  VIDEO:  https://youtu.be/XEt-iY-OHtk

Listed: August 2013

From a family who visited him in 2015:  He is calm when being walked around but becomes over stimulated easily. He is getting close to being transferred and this will be terrible for him. In the baby house the caregivers have more time to spend with him. In an institution I can see him just being constantly sedated… This handsome little guy needs out now!!!!

From a family who met him in 2014:

Wylie is a sweet boy, and obviously loved by the nannies. They often stooped down to talk to him, and walked hand in hand with him. He walked constantly, clapping his hands and smiling. He exhibited what I would describe as autistic tendencies. I don’t recall ever hearing him speak. One day he wondered out of his groupa (apparently the door wasn’t latched) into the common area we were visiting out son in. My husband took his hand and led him back. He has a special place in our hearts and we pray someone will see him and choose him. I would be glad to talk to anyone interested. He is precious. He’s at a great baby house, that is very pro-adoption, and in a faster region than most.

*** 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 and be prepared for 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. ***

$41.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Rylan

30816163201Boy, born Sept 2008
microcephaly with internal hydrocephalus, hyperkinetic behavioral disorder (ADHD), mental delays

 

*** 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. ***

 

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

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Carolina

Carolina 2013 (3)Girl, Born May 2006

Carolina is such a beautiful girl; beautiful brown hair with olive skin.  She has cerebral palsy, and does wear AFO’s on both feet.

From her medical records: Cerebral palsy, convergent squint, mental delay.   She can walk by supporter or holding one hand.  She says separate words, understands simple speech, is affectionate and friendly.   Physical therapy and a loving family will bring MIRACLES for this little girl!

Listed: August 6, 2010

Carolina was transferred in 2011 to a boarding school (not an institution).

Carolina 2013 (1)

UPDATE August 2013:

Carolina is a beautiful girl! She is about 4ft tall and about 50lbs. Her CP affects her mostly from the knees down. She does have cytomegalovirus. This was reconfirmed last year, but we were not able to find out if it is active, or if she merely was exposed while her mother was pregnant with her. CMV does cause brain damage if a baby is exposed in utero, so a family needs to be prepared for that, or for the fact that is IS transmissible when it flares. She is very strong and she does make her likes and dislikes known. Her biggest love is candy…but not chocolate! She likes white chocolate a lot though. She likes dolls, and can undress them herself. She has good use of her hands. She gets around by crawling or knee walking, which is great. Knee walking shows her hips are nice and strong. She loves to “dance.” Dancing, to her, is an adult bouncing her up and down for as long as you can stand to do it. She gets quite unhappy when you stop to take a break. The nannies make her walk a bit while holding onto hands, but her legs and feet are just not able to line up with her being so tight. She is very strong. She loves cell phones and will try to snatch them at any opportunity. A toy cell phone that plays music would be nice for her. She speaks, though it is like a toddler. She repeats the same few things over and over, but she does say a couple other words and used them correctly. She understands much more though and the caretakers speak to her in complete sentences. She just loves to move and bounce and be twirled around. She likes BIG movements. She was very briefly startled by my husband, but quickly discovered he could bounce her around longer and higher than I could…and so she quickly preferred him!

Carolina does have some institutional behaviors that a family needs to be prepared for. Her moods change quickly, and when she gets upset, she can throw herself to the floor, even injuring herself. She will hit, pull hair,etc if she is upset. She will throw large toys as well. The caretakers love her, but did express that she would likely not engage or interact with kids bigger than her, and would be likely to assert herself over anyone smaller. That is just how life in these places is. Families without small children would be best for her. An involved, hands-on Papa would be ideal, and a trampoline would be out of this world for her.

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

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Lucie

30818222451lucie-2016Girl, born Jan 2009
Cerebral palsy, Epilepsy, partical optic atrophy , cross-eye, mental delay, possible FAS

Listed: Aug 19, 2013

VIDEO:  https://youtu.be/y43CZ_uQ7ig

updated medical 5/15: added cardiomyopathy and atopic dermatitis

What a pretty smile Lucie has!  She could do so well with a family.  Lucie has recently been transferred to the adult institution.  We must find a family for her!

$405.14 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Nash

Nash 2015nash-2016-2Boy, born 2004

Hydrocephalus

Listed: August 20, 2013

July 2016: NASH HAS BEEN TRANSFERRED TO THE INSTITUTION :(

New pic of Nash, July 2016!

From a volunteer who visited with him in July 2014:  ” Nash is still this very small boy. He has the size of a pre schooler. He is really cute though. He loves to have a man around. He showed my boyfriend all around the place. He loves to blow little wind mills and play games together. He doesn’t really speak the language they speak in his country, but he does make all kinds of ‘words’. He actually tries to make you understand and every now and then there will be an actual word in it, which makes it easier to understand what he says. He is potty trained and he understands language and knows quite well how to read the body language of the nurses. He’s a big help for the nurses, he carries toys inside and pushes wheelchairs. We suspect that he has some kind of visual impairment. He had the glasses of my boyfriend on for a moment and he seemed to be able to see much more, but I’m no eye doctor, so I can’t say for sure. All I can say is that this boy desperately needs out. He is quite healthy and he needs a family where he can blossom. He is an amazing boy and I have tons of pictures and a couple videos of him, where he shows his own goofy self. So please don’t let this boy wait any longer. Many of his friends from the orphanage have been adopted, but he is still listed. I want him out there! I want someone to see his potential and love him all the way home!

From a family who met him in Dec 2013: He seemed to be rocking more persistently. I noticed when music was being played or when we would actively engage him play he would rock nervously. However, he is a wonderfully sweet spirited child and is eager to please. He would always great us with a formal, “hello” and then lead us to take a seat. He never missed an opprotunity to rush out of the groupa and jump in our laps or include himself in whatever game we were playing with our boys. He so desperately wants to be loved. He called me, “Mama” and it broke my heart…how I wish I could have taken this precious boy as well. There were many days that we noticed him strapped to a chair or straight jacketed; I am not sure why because I never saw any self injurious behavior from him. He is very impulsive and easily excited but his joy simply radiates a room. He desperately deserves to be loved, valued and wanted….he only aims to please. The first thought that came to mind upon meeting him was, “He does NOT belong here”….he is so smart…though his speech is often slurred; but only slightly. He seems to be minorly effected by his hydrocephaly and gets along very well. His poor little hands do shake though; probably as a result of the pressure on his brain. I am unsure if he has been shunted or not; I felt around his head one day and did not feel the bump that would indicate he has. If he has not been shunted then that makes his case even more urgent. He desperately needs out! This boy has ALL the potential in the world…he just needs the right parents to break him free!  I also have a video with him in it, if a family is interested.

From someone who met Nash in 2012:  Nash is a wonderful little boy. He is always quick to excitedly greet visitors with happy squeals and a formal hello, and is quite insistent visitors take a seat in the chair he brings over to them 🙂  He is very helpful and obedient, and will sometimes bring toys over to the smaller kids in his group who cannot get toys for themselves. He is very talkative, but a lot of what he says is sort of like “Nash”-ese. He has no problem getting his point across, however, if it is important to him that you understand him! He likes to play with just about any toy; balls, legos, cars, light up toys, you name it he will play with it. He enjoys being silly and laughing, and especially thrives with one on one attention. He is generally a happy little guy, but does not like messes or rule breaking, and is not afraid to tell the other children “No” or try to right their wrongs if they are misbehaving. He very much aims to please! I feel Nash would adjust easily to and thrive in a family!

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Athens

30816155509athens-2015Boy, born Sept 2007
Cerebral palsy, double spastic hemiplegia, partial atrophy of disks of vision nerves, crossed eyes

 

VIDEO of Athens:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMjs9SvbOAs

 

$13.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Jewell

jewell2015aGirl, Born April 2006
Cerebral palsy / TBI

Listed: August 6, 2010

SIGNIFICANT RISK, PLEASE ADOPT ME SOON!! Eugene is really a GIRL! After all this time, we have learned he is a SHE. Dark brown hair and blue-green eyes.  She has severe CP, but has recently started walking! Jewell is the victim of parental physical abuse, and suffers from post-traumatic brain injury, which has further complicated her delays and struggles.

Updated medical and pictures 8/2015:

She has after-effects of severe brain injury (brain bones fracture), subarachnoidal influence in the form of irreversable damage, hemiplegia with microcephaly.

Dark brown hair and blue-green eyes. She has severe CP, but has recently started walking!

Jewell is the victim of parental physical abuse, and suffers from post-traumatic brain injury, which has further complicated her delays and struggles.

She does have a sister with mild delays whom she can be adopted with or by herself

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

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Faye

30818162858Girl, born July 2008
Microcephaly

 

$76.55 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Todd #21-12

todd-2015Boy, Born 2007

Good general condition, hydrocephalus with a shunt installed, spina bifida aperta, lower limb paraplegia, congenital anomaly of the excretory system – agenesis of the left kidney, hypotonic right ureter, osteogenesis imperfecta (which has not been genetically proven), convergent strabismus, logorrhoea, delayed neuropsychological development.

Listed: Sept 11, 2013

Todd can sit independently. He talks and easily carries on conversations with adults. His intellectual development is right at the “normal” level on testing. He has a caregiver that works 1:1 with him daily.

Families who have visited the orphanage where he lives report that he is a very smart and friendly little boy. He is able to carry on a conversation and answer questions appropriately and plays hand held video games.

Update, 2016:
Todd recently turned 9 years old.  He engages in symbolic and role play, which includes the activities and roles typical for his environment (how a doctor’s visitation goes; how one gets medical supplies; how one organizes a birthday party; what happens during the lesson with the resource teacher).   He knows the staff members. He takes the initiative in meeting new people. Todd eats independently. He eats common food. He chooses his clothes depending on the season and the temperature in the building. Todd leads a dialogue and asks a lot of questions.He loves telling stories and improvising depending on the specific interests of the person he is communicating with.

Additional photos and videos are available.

$880.41 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Chantelle

21221095254 Chantelle 2013 (3) 21221095254 Chantelle 2013 (2)Girl, born August 2007
CP dystonic-dyskinetic type, rough delay of static and locomotor activity, mental delay, umbilical hernia, congenital cataract, crossed eyes

URGENT!  CHANTELLE IS FACING TRANSFER

Sweet Chantelle has a list of diagnoses, but her main need is a loving family!   A family could help her reach her potential and save her from a life in a crib.

 

From a family who met her in fall 2013:
Chantelle is mostly kept in a laying room although I did seen her out in the main groupa room laying down in a gated play area. I believe she can roll around. I saw her holding things in her hands as well. She has a calm, sweet spirit and I had her smiling in the first minute of seeing her. I touched her precious little face and told her I loved her and she smiled. The other kids seem to love her and they liked going into the laying room to take pictures of her with me.  Chantelle so needs a family now! She won’t be kept at the baby house much longer. She is soooo beautiful, the pictures really don’t do her justice.

 

$54.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Nicholas

BOY, born November 9, 2006

Nicholas is officially diagnosed with FAS (fetal alcohol syndrome).  His delay is considered significant. He needs a loving family to help him achieve all he can be.  He does not appear to have any additional medical complications from his FAS. This picture makes him seem to have vision problems, but I think it’s just a bad picture.

Listed: August 5, 2010

If you are unfamiliar with FAS, please spend some time researching this condition.  Just as with Down syndrome, FAS and FAE have a wide variation of effects on each child, both medically, physically, and cognitively.  This is typically dependent on how long during the pregnancy the mother consumed alcohol, and of course, how much.  There is no way to know this ahead of time.

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

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Noah

Guardian AngelBoy, Born December 11, 2006

Noah is a sweet boy with light brown hair and big blue eyes.  He was born with CP and is significantly cognitively delayed.  He is not able to walk at this time, but loves to be held and loves attention and affection.

His possibilities are endless!

Listed: August 2010

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

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Kenneth

 Boy, Born November 27, 2006

Photo dated Feb 2010.  Kenneth is a blonde haired, blue eyed cutie who was born with FAS.  Kenneth does have some spasticity on his left side, and will greatly benefit from therapy and a loving family to encourage him! He is diagnosed with hydrocephaly, but this is a result of the FAS. He is not in need of a shunt to correct (the doctors say).

Listed: August 5, 2010

As you can see from this updated picture, Kenneth is doing GREAT! He wants a mama and papa of his own.

If you are unfamiliar with FAS, please spend some time researching this condition. Just as with Down syndrome, FAS and FAE have a wide variation of effects on each child, both medically, physically, and cognitively.  This is typically dependent on how long during the pregnancy the mother consumed alcohol, and of course, how much.  There is no way to know this ahead of time.

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

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Dixon #2-3

Boy, Born March 2001
Down syndrome

Listed: June 23, 2010

From his medical records: Elementary thinking processes are observed. He can’t speak but pronounces separate sounds and some syllables. He knows his name and reacts when called. He carries out very elementary orders come here, give me your hand, and lie down. He distinguishes praise and reprimand. He is not oriented for a place and time. His attention is unstable, his memory is mechanic. He gives his hand for a greeting. He walks independently and has good general motorics.   The fine motorics are limited. In emotional aspect the child is calm and quiet. He rejoices at the attention he is paid but prefers to play alone. He likes to play with toys by turning them from all sides. He looks at his hands with a great deal of interest and entertains himself by making different movements with them. The child is taken care of entirely by the personnel.   The child is included in the project Granny and grandchild and learns how to eat independently.    A speech therapist works with the child in order to develop his speech skills. The training how to eat on himself continues.

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

 

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Chad #14-2

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Boy, born April 2001
Down syndrome

Listed: June 23, 2010

Chad was born in 2001, he started looking at objects at the age of 6-7 months old; he started reacting to sounds at the age of 4-5 months old; he started sitting independently at the age of 1 year and 8 months and he walks with support since he’s been 2 years and 6 months. Chad has Down Syndrome; Delays in the neuro-psychical development; Moderate mental delay.

The child considerably lags behind for his age in his physical development. His motions are uncoordinated. The fine motor skills are not mastered. The child walks independently and climbs up stairs with support.  His attention is difficult to attract and to keep. His memory is with limited volume and the memorization is primarily mechanic, with accumulation.  The child reacts with increased anxiety and cry to unfamiliar environments. He participates in group activities with the other children and actively contacts them. He cheers up when contacted by an adult and reacts by uttering sounds of cheer and watching the adult in the eyes. Chad is oriented in the space in the different parts of the day.  He demonstrates bond, cheer, anxiety, and guilt. He calmly observes the children playing. He would play with them and is happy from their contacts. He carries out elementary instructions: “come”, “sit down”, “give me your hand”. The child doesn’t have developed skills for self-help and needs constant support. He can eat independently. He can’t dress or undress but cooperates when changed. He reacts to his name. He is oriented in the daily routine.Chad collage 1

He understands the speech of the others when it is simple. He pronounces single sounds by imitation. He is interactive, seeks contact, and demonstrates selectivity and preferences in his interactions with the other children and the personnel. He has expressive facial mimics that he shows his emotions with. He likes to listen to songs, laughs out loud and claps with his hands. He moves in tune with the music and is very mobile and energetic. He attracts the attention of the adults by pulling them or patting them with his hands because he can’t speak. He pronounces separate syllables – “ma”, “ba”, “da”, as well as words with repetitive syllables – “mama”, “baba”.

MORE PHOTOS AVAILABLE

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Marlowe #18-1

Marlowe (1)

Marlowe (2)Boy, Born August 2001

Down Syndrome, Inborn cardiac malformation – persisting arterial channel, Lung hypertonia, Severe lagging behind in his development.

Listed: June 23, 2010

UPDATE MAY 2015:  Marlowe was born in 2001. At the birth the child was with atresia of the esophagus and tracheoesophageal fistula due to which a surgery was performed on the third day after the birth. There was clinical data for Down Syndrome. Congenital cardiac malformation – persistent arterial canal and pulmonary hypertension. Persistent ductus arteriosus; Eisenmenger Syndrome. Infantile cerebral palsy – spastic quadric paresis, moderately expressed; Hypotrophy; Hypothyroidism; Cryptorchidism; Severe mental delay.

 

Marlowe walks with the help of an adult and makes several steps on his own. His physical development doesn’t correspond to his age. He doesn’t speak. Marlowe would hold a toy given to him for a short time; he demonstrates interest in the objects and studies them; he makes eye contact and follows an adult if he is appropriately stimulated. He would look at his reflection in the mirror for a long time and makes attempts to touch it. He is entirely served by an adult. He eats mashed food and is fed by an adult. He is a student in the special education school.

He is calm and doesn’t demonstrate aggression or auto-aggression. He clearly expresses when he’s happy. The child doesn’t speak but he reacts when called by his name. He pronounces some combinations of sounds and irrational syllables. He wouldn’t play with peers and prefers the company of adults. The child demonstrates initiative for interaction with adults and children.

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

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Brett #19-1

Boy, Born August 23, 2001

Diagnosis: Down Syndrome, Severe lagging behind in his development, Alopetio areata

Listed: June 23, 2010

Brett was born premature at home and taken to an open field, where he was abandoned. He was there for 6 hours before being rescued and taken to a local hospital, where he was treated for shock, hypothermia, bug bites all over his body and difficulty breathing. Once released from the hospital, he was placed in an orphanage and later transferred to a mental institution, where he lives today.  From a physical standpoint, he suffered several bouts of bronchitis and other sicknesses as a young child. He does have alopecia (hair loss), but does not have any other health problems at this time. Based on one of the video clips, it appears that Brett is able to pop his hip out of socket, as his can turn his leg at an unnatural angle.   He can walk and move freely around in his environment.

Brett suffers from many delays as a result of spending over 10 years in an institutionalized setting.   He walks, plays with toys, communicates using gestures and interact with adults at will. He is NOT aggressive.   The staff cares for all his basic needs and he is not receiving any academic instruction or any noted therapies at this time.  Several photos and videos of Brett from December 2012 are available.

SINGLE MOMS, OLDER PARENTS, & LARGE FAMILIES WELCOME, EASY TRAVEL

MULTIPLE CHILDREN CAN BE ADOPTED AT THE SAME TIME WITH LOW COST

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Darina

Guardian Angel

Girl, Born October  2007

Oh Darina, how she has regressed :(((   We had such a darling photo of her from two years ago, and to see her like this now breaks my heart.   She could have come so far and been spared this ;(

Darina struggles with CP.  She has compensated internal hydrocephaly as well.  She is not able to walk on her own.  From her medical records:  congenital brain abnormality, atopic-astenic syndrome, delay of mental and motor development, microcephaly, hip dysplasia, congenital isotropy of both eyes, koch valga to the left (foot position)

Listed: June 21, 2010

Darina is facing the institution soon and will remain bedridden for life if she is not adopted.

Darina may be available with Chase, Presley and Haven.

$217.80 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Sealey

Guardian AngelBOY, Born October 26, 2004

Listed: August 4, 2010

Sealey needs a family….he has severe CP, and is diagnosed with congenital brain malformation; anencephalea (no cerebral cortex).

He is not able to walk and needs full care.  It will be so wonderful to see him blossom in a loving family.  He is facing the institution very soon. MORE PHOTOS AVAILABLE

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

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Samson

BOY, Born August 28, 2004

Listed: August 4, 2010

Samson was born with CP and struggles with epilepsy.    He has optic nerve sub-atrophy, and will do great in a family who has experience with vision impairments!   The caregivers say he has a great personality!  Samson has so much potential!

MORE PHOTOS AVAILABLE

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

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Mikale #38-2

Mikale2_2013mikale-2016DOB: 2003
Down syndrome

Listed: June 23, 2010

NEW PHOTO NOVEMBER 2016!

Mikale has been transferred to a mental institution. He attends a specialized school. He interacts well with other children and does not have any behavior issues. He’s non-verbal, but he understands what is said to him and follows directions that are given to him. He plays appropriately with toys and enjoys blocks most of all. He feeds himself and assists with setting the table and also with cleaning up the toys. He seeks out adults and other people to interact with. He is physically healthy, with no past or current health concerns.

 

Additional photos and videos from January 2013 are available for interested families.

SINGLE MOMS, OLDER PARENTS, & LARGE FAMILIES WELCOME, EASY TRAVEL.  MULTIPLE CHILDREN CAN BE ADOPTED AT THE SAME TIME WITH LOW COST. 

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

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Tanner #31-1

Tanner 2014Boy, Born July 2001

Down syndrome, deafness, strabismus

Listed: June 23, 2010

Tanner was transferred to a group home in 2014. He is very small for his age and has delays in all aspects of his development. While he has an official diagnosis of deafness, he does respond to some sounds, so it is thought that he has some degree of hearing loss, but that he is not completely deaf. He does not have any speech, but he does respond to some basic commands and also to hand gestures. It is possible that many of his delays could be compensated for once his hearing issues are addressed.

Tanner attends a school for children with special needs. He doesn’t have problems following the rules in class and at school. He is calm and usually smiling. He is the favorite of the children at school. He is not aggressive and doesn’t get irritated by the other children. His expressive speech is not developed. He carries out simple commands – “stop”, “sit down”, “give me”, and “take”. He knows his place in the classroom – he has a favorite spot in each classroom. He is oriented in the rooms and partially in the school building. He opens and closes the closets. He can lock and unlock the doors of the closets if the key is put in. He tries to put in the key (rarely manages) and is happy if he succeeds. He likes to look at books with pictures. He has a favorite book in each classroom, picks it up and manipulates with it. He observes the other children while they work. He shows interest in pictures of animals. He works with desire in the classes for physical education.

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

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

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Matvey

Boy, Born August 28, 2004

Listed: 2008

Matvey is such a cute little boy, with blonde curls!   He is cognitively delayed, but does not seem to have any official diagnosis other than that.  He has amazing potential!!   He was transferred to another region in 2010.

Please give this little guy a chance to fulfill his potential!    One of our own adoptive families who visited with him in March 2008 shared this with us:  “This little guy did NOT want to be photographed!  He was quite happy doing whatever he was doing before being brought into the room but having his picture taken was not high on his priority list.  He has “deep mental delay” (understand that this is according to Eastern European standards — he was more aware and alert than a child with Down syndrome might be at the same age).  I can’t tell you his eye color because he down-right refused to look at me, but those blonde curls sure were cute!”
*** I am eligible for a $10,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***
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Jason

Jason (1)jason-2016Boy, Born April 10, 2003

Listed: August 4, 2010

NEW PHOTO JUNE 2016

Jason spends his time either in a crib or in a stroller, sitting outside.

He needs a lot of love and attention … He is a good, sweet child, but he has a lot of self-injuring behaviors.  Unfortunately, he is often restrained because he hits himself really hard.

From a  family who visited with him in June 2013:   I saw Jason this morning. I got to take him for a walk in the stroller, play with him, feed him (twice!), and get him ready for his nap. He is wonderful. He loved it when I made my hand crawl up his belly and tickle him under the chin. I was rewarded with loud laughing and a huge smile. He liked to have me rub his feet, and whenever I would stop he would stick his little foot up for more. He makes noises but he does not talk. He can walk if he holds both of your hands, but he prefers to crawl as he can go faster. He is the king of the bouncy seat. He sits in it whenever he can, and he shooed away another child who came too close. 😉 He is about the size of a four year old and is in a 4/5 shirt. He’s heavier than I thought he would be, but I can carry him easily. I’m totally in love.

10 day wait often waived here.  Married couples only, larger families welcome.

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

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Irina

irina2015-3irina-2016Girl, Born March 5, 2005

Listed: prior to 2010

Cleft palate, possible FAS

From a volunteer who visited with her in August 2016:  Irina’s update from last year is still very accurate. Her introvert and shy behaviors got more though. She prefers not to interact at all. It took me half of our trip to get her to trust me enough to walk around the building with us and she would still not look at me. She avoids any eye contact. She did enjoy the attention though. She still loves to sit on someones lap. She has grown even more than last year. This year she had become too heavy for me to carry her.

I think Irina wants to get out of the facility. She was transferred to this facility a couple years ago. Before she lived here, she lived in a ‘normal orphanage’ with a special needs group. When they lost their funding she was transferred here. When we take her for a walk she walks to the gate and she just stares at the world outside of those gates. She realizes there is an entire world out there. One day the nurses saw us at the gate though and they yelled at us for minutes. We were not allowed to take Irina there, she could walk away. The gate is closed and locked and we were there with her, so there was no way she’d walk away, but from that day on Irina was even more closed and she lost most of the initiative while walking. She even lost her interest in the swing. She needs someone she can trust, someone who she’ll know will stay and will love her. She has already been listed for so long! She needs a family!

From a volunteer who visited with her in July 2015:  ” Irina is a beautiful girl with dark hair and big dark eyes. She has a cleft palate. She is a precious and happy little girl. She loves personal attention. She is craving attention and physical touch. If it was up to her she’d be held and hugged all day. She can react really shy to people who talk to her and especially when yelled at, she will become really introvert. She is a really sweet girl. Irina is a physically quite healthy girl. She is well nourished, she can walk, run, swing, etc. Her physical development is good, compared with the other children in the same facility. She seems to have a strong body. She knows how to use a swing properly and can swing by herself. She enjoys it a lot. She can play accurate with toys, like dolls, or pretend play with kitchen tools. She knows how to walk stairs. She can dress and undress herself. She can drink from a cup and eat by herself. She is potty trained and will tell if she has to use the bathroom. She doesn’t talk, most likely because of her cleft palate. She doesn’t make noises, but her eyes express a lot about how she feels. And her smile will tell you when she enjoys something. She understands what is being said to her and she can follow orders. When Irina is in the group, she’ll try to stay away from the others. She prefers to play by herself, but she is also capable of interacting with other children or adults. She prefers to play with children who are smaller or younger than her, probably because they are no threat to her. Last year I saw how she was being bullied by other (bigger) children. She tries to flee from bullies (and from yelling), but there is nowhere to go. This year she is doing much better. She has grown physically, which made her less of a target for the bigger children. Maybe also because new smaller children are in the group now. Sometimes she’s still the target of bullying and harming behaviour, but at other moments she will show these behaviours herself. She can be a bully to the smaller children herself. I think this is her way of showing that she is stronger now, but this is no good development. The longer children are in this facility, the more harming behaviour they show. Irina is still able to receive love, but time is ticking away. She needs a family. She would thrive in a family where she could be ‘the baby’.”

If you are unfamiliar with FAS, please spend some time researching this condition. Just as with Down syndrome, FAS and FAE have a wide variation of effects on each child, both medically, physically, and cognitively. This is typically dependent on how long during the pregnancy the mother consumed alcohol, and of course, how much. There is no way to know this ahead of time.

Irina has been transferred to the older child internat now.   Elinor, Devora, Julia,  Sullivan, Artemur, Duane, Abner and Irina may all be in the same region.

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

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Adam #16-1

Adam 2014_2adam-2016DOB: March 2001
Down syndrome, autistic traits

Listed: June 23, 2010

NEW PHOTO NOVEMBER 2016!

Adam has lived in a mental institution since shortly after his 4th birthday. Visitors to the institution have described it as very nice and more like a nice hotel than a mental institution. The children are well cared for and have many opportunities to experience things. Yet Adam is still missing the love and attention that comes with having a family of his own.

Adam is 10 years old. He walks and his gross motor skills are well developed. He does not talk at this time but does follow verbal directions. He feeds himself with a spoon but still requires some assistance with dressing. He plays with toys and enjoys music time, but prefers to play alone instead of with the other children. He is not aggressive toward himself nor others and is described as “a calm child”. He does the stereotypical rocking back and forth when sitting, which is a common “orphanage behavior”. He attends school in the local village. He’s in a special education class. He is not interested in most school activities, though he does enjoy music time.

UPDATE DEC 2014:  Adam is currently living in a group home. He walks independently and goes up and down stairs, but is very careful and always seeks support before acting. He electively carries out orders and doesn’t react to his name. He plays for a short time and doesn’t seek contact with the children from the group. He has preferences for certain toys but doesn’t use them according to their purpose. He is apt to seclusion and avoids group activities. He is a calm child, reacts to emotional stimuli and differentiates different tones of the voice. During celebrations and musical activities he moves away to play on his own. He requires assistance for tasks such as dressing and toileting.

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

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

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Janie

janie-2016
janiefromyuliaGirl, Born March 8, 2006

Listed:  June 21, 2010
NEW PHOTO MAY 2016:  Janie has been transferred.
She will remain bedridden and restrained for the rest of her life is she is not adopted.  Janie is a beautiful little girl who struggles with the effects of FAS.    She also has CP and some effects of hydrocephaly.   She is not able to walk on her own, and will need the loving and patient care of a family to help her achieve her potential.

If you are unfamiliar with FAS, please spend some time researching this condition.  Just as with Down syndrome, FAS and FAE have a wide variation of effects on each child, both medically, physically, and cognitively.   This is typically dependent on how long during the pregnancy the mother consumed alcohol, and of course, how much.   There is no way to know this ahead of time.

Janie may be available with Nate and Jared.

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

 

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Lorena

Girl, Born November, 2005

This beautiful, brown haired, blue eyed angel was born with a lot of strikes stacked against her.  That doesn’t mean she doesn’t deserve a voice or a chance to have a family who loves her and can help her be all she is able!
From her medical records:  CEREBRAL PALSY.   Inborn defect of brain development (hypoplasia of right hemisphere, cerebellum, mosaic body). Syndrome of spastic tetraparesis; stage of motion defect.   Secondary microcephaly.  Hip dysplasia.  Secondary miocardiopathy.  Mental delay.  Strabismus.
Lorena is facing the mental institution soon, and will remain bedridden for life if she is not adopted.
 *** I am eligible for a $10,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***
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Wendy

Girl, Born June 25, 2006

Guardian Angel

Listed: June 21, 2010

Updates and new photos will not be possible.   Would any family take a leap of blind faith to save her?  She will remain bedridden the rest of her short life if not.

Wendy is a beautiful girl with sandy blonde hair and blue eyes.    She was born quite premature  (not sure which gestational week, but it is listed as “4th stage”).  She has CP and is completely blind, with congenital cataracts in both eyes, optic sub-atrophy, and microcephaly.

From her medical records:  Microcephaly, tetraparesis, delayed psychomotor development due to perinatal CNS lesions.  Congenital malformations of eye, cataracts, microphthalmia of both eyes.

An experienced adoptive family of institutionalized children is preferred.  Married couples only.  Older parents and large families welcome.

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

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Anderson

BOY, Born December 13, 2003
Listed: August 4, 2010
 
Anderson is a sweet boy/  He is significantly cognitively delayed, and needs a loving family to help his achieve his potential.  He does not have any words, but communicates through other sounds.    He is able to walk and is physically active.  Anderson has a condition which causes darkened pigmentation of spots on his skin, and body hair that grows on them.  He is facing the mental institution soon, hope someone will consider him and give him the life he so deserves!

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

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Miranda

Girl, Born August 25, 2004
Cerebral Palsy

Listed: June 20, 2010
SIGNIFICANT RISK, PLEASE ADOPT ME SOON!!

What a beautiful little girl!    Wispy blonde hair and bright blue eyes!  Miranda is healthy and developing well out side of her CP.    She is an orphanage favorite.   Waiting for more info on her ability to walk/speak, etc.

She has two younger siblings, their status is not known.

She was transferred from her baby home, and still waits for her family.  She has been listed for SO long!!

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

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Valery

Girl, Born September 27, 2006

Valery was born with CP and spina bifida.  She has significant strabismus and “progressive hydrocephaly”.  She is not able to walk, and is significantly delayed in all aspects.   But she is still beautiful and deserving and can truly thrive in a loving family, with access to adequate medical care and nutrition.   Valery will remain bedridden for life, and will likely not survive the transfer to the institution.   Won’t someone consider being her “forever family”?

Listed: June 20, 2010

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

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Nana


Girl, Born January 22, 2007

Nana is a precious little girl with sunshine blonde hair and blue eyes.  Her medical records indicate prenatal alcohol abuse, resulting in severe CP and hydrocephaly.   

More photos available, please inquire.

$1,440.73 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

For more information on how to adopt this child, please visit our Contact Page.

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Marty #6-7

marty-2016-1Boy, born June 2002
Down syndrome

Listed: June 23, 2010

UPDATE MAY 2016:  He easily relates to both children and staff. He likes to play with the children from his group. He responds when addressed by name and enjoys receiving attention.. He shows interest in all kinds of toys, but his top favorites are the stuffed ones. He has been included in a special remedial and training program created by a local university where he is involved in game therapy, individual activities,and kinesitherapy. The child struggles with his participation in the training activities due to easily being distracted. He will look with interest at bright objects, pictures and books. He likes to listen to music.He takes an active part in the music classes and in physical education activities.

Marty is described as a quiet and even-tempered child who has adapted quickly to the routine and daily schedule at the institution. He is able to walk independently. He assists with dressing and undressing himself and is learning to feed himself as well. He goes to the toilet when reminded to do so by the staff. He is not yet speaking but demonstrates understanding and follows basic requests.

He plays with other children and interacts well with adults. He responds to his name and loves attention from the caregivers. He has a special bond with one specific care giver. He loves to play with toys and shows a preference for stuffed animals.  Marty has already been transferred to an institution.

UPDATE March 2014:  He is a calm and quiet boy; good general condition; walks independently; eats, dresses/undresses and puts his shoes on independently; a 5th-grade student at an auxiliary school; vocalizes; understands what he is told; scribbles; establishes contact with other children and staff members; loves getting attention and being caressed; follows simple instructions; has formed a relationship of emotional attachment with one of the staff members; loves listening to music.

SINGLE MOMS, OLDER PARENTS, & LARGE FAMILIES WELCOME, EASY TRAVEL. MULTIPLE CHILDREN CAN BE ADOPTED AT THE SAME TIME.

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

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Sergey

BOY, Born June 15, 2006

Sergey needs a loving family who can help him achieve his full potential.  He is destined to be bedridden for his very short life if he is not adopted.  he is able to sit on his own and does his best to get around.  He is significantly delayed and really needs a family!  Sergey is facing imminent transfer to the institution.

From his medical records: congenital brain anomaly, spastic tetraparesis, simptomatic epilepsy, generalized tonic clonic seizures, cryptorchidism, adenoid vegetation, bending-movable contractures of the hip joints, deficiency anemia, mental delay

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

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Nate

BOY, born August 2006

Nate is a handsome young man!   He was born with CP, and has some vision problems as a result of CMV (cytomegalovirus). He has brown hair and big brown eyes.   He is not able to walk on his own, but he will truly blossom in a loving family, who can provide the therapy and encouragement he needs.  We are hoping to learn if he is being treated for the CMV, but he is asymptomatic at this time.

Listed: June 3, 2010

Nate may be available with Janie and Jared.

$0.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

For more information on how to adopt this child, please visit our Contact Page.

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Jared

jared-2016BOY, born May 2007
This handsome young man, with dark hair and dark eyes, was born with a rare genetic condition called Stickler Syndrome.  His medical records also indicate microcephaly, a common symptom of SS.

Listed: June 3, 2010

Update May 2016: Jared has been transferred a while ago from his baby orphanage.

Individuals with Stickler syndrome experience a range of signs and symptoms. Some people have no signs and symptoms; others have some or all of the features described below. In addition, each feature of this syndrome may vary from subtle to severe.

A characteristic feature of Stickler syndrome is a somewhat flattened facial appearance. This is caused by underdeveloped bones in the middle of the face, including the cheekbones and the bridge of the nose. A particular group of physical features, called the Pierre Robin sequence, is common in children with Stickler syndrome. Robin sequence includes a U-shaped or sometimes V-shaped cleft palate (an opening in the roof of the mouth) with a tongue that is too large for the space formed by the small lower jaw. Children with a cleft palate are also prone to ear infections and occasionally swallowing difficulties.

Many people with Stickler syndrome are very nearsighted (described as having high myopia) because of the shape of the eye. People with eye involvement are prone to increased pressure within the eye (ocular hypertension) which could lead to glaucoma and tearing or detachment of the light-sensitive retina of the eye (retinal detachment). Cataract may also present as an ocular complication associated with Stickler’s Syndrome. The jelly-like substance within the eye (the vitreous humour) has a distinctive appearance in the types of Stickler syndrome associated with the COL2A1 and COL11A1 genes. As a result regular appointments to a specialist ophthalmologist are advised. The type of Stickler syndrome associated with the COL11A2 gene does not affect the eye.

People with this syndrome have problems that affect things other than the eyes and ears. Arthritis, abnormality to ends of long bones, vertebrae abnormality, curvature of the spine, scoliosis, joint pain, and double jointedness are all problems that can occur in the bones and joints. Physical characteristics of people with Stickler can include flat cheeks, flat nasal bridge, small upper jaw, pronounced upper lip groove, small lower jaw, and palate abnormalities, these tend to lessen with age and normal growth and palate abnormalities can be treated with routine surgery.

Another sign of Stickler syndrome is mild to severe hearing loss that, for some people, may be progressive (see hearing loss with craniofacial syndromes). The joints of affected children and young adults may be very flexible (hypermobile). Arthritis often appears at an early age and worsens as a person gets older. Learning difficulties, not intelligence, can also occur because of hearing and sight impairments if the school is not informed and the student is not assisted within the learning environment.

Stickler syndrome is thought to be associated with an increased incidence of mitral valve prolapse of the heart, although no definitive research supports this.

Jared may be available with Nate and Janie.

$1,148.05 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

For more information on how to adopt this child, please visit our Contact Page.

 
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Anna and Alex #

anna alexAnna and Alex, twins, age 2 ½
Anna has cerebral palsy and, as a result, is severely delayed. She and her brother were born very early, each weighing around 2 pounds. Anna is unable to stand. While Anna does vocalize, she is unable to articulate words. She has severe cognitive delays, and it appears unlikely that she will be able to make these up. Anna smiles when she is touched and is willing to play games, but she tires quickly and requires constant stimulation to stay engaged. She is unable to feed herself and is fed through a bottle.

Anna’s twin brother, Alex, has bronchopulmunal dysplasia, cerebral leukomalacia (brain injury from birth), and an intestinal hernia which will likely require surgery. He is described as “lackadaisical” and “good-natured.” Alexander is able to walk 5-6 steps before falling over, and has generally uncoordinated fine motor skills. He does vocalize, but his speech patterns are underdeveloped. The assessment from Bulgaria states that with the appropriate interventions, Alexander could make up for some of his delays, but that his capabilities will always be limited.

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

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Sadie #

sadieAge: 8 years
Special needs: moderate mental delay, significant disturbance in behavior requiring care or treatment; bronchial asthma; a condition after 2nd-degree hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy; delayed neuropsychological development.

Sadie walks independently. She scribbles on a sheet of paper; looks through books; recognizes different objects and classifies them; keeps her attention focused on different objects and activities, which she finds interesting. She remembers actions she has observed and then reproduces them in her playing with toys. She enjoys and seeks adults’ attention. She likes to cuddle. She loves it when somebody plays together with her. Sadie recently started speaking in words. She now uses meaningful words and expressions purposefully. She is independent in terms of her self-service needs (eating, washing hands, brushing teeth, changing clothes and shoes). She doesn’t take any medications.

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

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Amber

amber amber1Girl, born 2010

cerebral palsy
severe mental delays
nystagmus

 

Beautiful girl, full of spunk!

$0.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

For more information on how to adopt this child, please visit our Contact Page.

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Mary

maryGirl, born 2011

epilepsy
other disorder of psychological development

Her speech centers are affected, she can hardly pronounce separate words but caregivers understand her.
Her epilepsy presents in uncontrolled body movements (her body slightly rocks, hands and legs slightly move, sometimes she can even fall down).

She is very beautiful, smart and kind.

$0.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

For more information on how to adopt this child, please visit our Contact Page.

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Oscar

oscarBoy, born 2010

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

He also has a brother born in 2007

 

$0.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Herbert

herbertBoy, born 2015

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

 

$0.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Roxy #2-5

roxy2roxyAge: 2
Diagnosis: Down syndrome

Roxy recognizes her name and is making some sounds. She is not yet speaking words. She recognizes familiar people. She plays with toys and interacts with others. She tries to get the attention of adults when she wants someone to interact with her. She explores things both visually and tactile and shows a curiosity to learn and explore things. She will take steps when holding two hands, but is not yet walking on her own. She eats soft foods from a spoon. She does not have any agressive nor auto-aggressive behaviors.

Photos and videos are available through the agency.

$0.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

For more information on how to adopt this child, please visit our Contact Page.

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4 Siblings

4-sibsThese siblings MUST be adopted together!  They will be available after March 2017!!

Boy, born 2010
mixed developmental disorders

Girl, born 2011
other disorder of nervous system
mixed developmental disorders
Haemangioma

Girl, born 2013
other disorder of nervous system

Girl, born 2014
other specified congenital malformation of circulatory system

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

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

For more information on how to adopt this child, please visit our Contact Page.

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Henley

henley Boy, born 2008

HIV
slight mental delay

 

Henley is a very quiet boy.

$0.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

For more information on how to adopt this child, please visit our Contact Page.

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STAR #1-57

star-10
Age: 1
Diagnosis: Amniotic band syndrome resulting in limb differences- Left arm was amputated after birth, missing right foot, left foot is clubbed.

Star’s limb differences were detected in a prenatal ultrasound. At one day old, her left arm was amputated. The wound site healed appropriately and she has not had any complications. She does not currently have any health issues. Developmentally, she is progressing as expected for her age. She is sitting up unassisted and beginning to make sounds/babble. She plays with toys and interacts with staff.

Photos and videos from November 2016 are available.

 

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

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Tressa

tressaGirl, born 2015

down syndrome
disorder of the brain, mental delays
atrioventricular septal defect, atrioventricular block
protein energy malnutrition, vit d deficiency

 

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Dena #

debbieGirl, approx 2 years old

Dena has bronchopulmunal dysplasia, asthma, and hydrocephaly. Fortunately, Dena’s hydrocephaly is not developing, and last December a neurosurgeon determined she would not need surgery and that her head growth was normal. It is possible Dena also has an endocrine disorder; she is currently being treated by an endocrinologist. Dena was born very early, weighing only 1.3 pounds, and has vision difficulties because of this. Her ophthalmologist recommends surgery due to the drooping of her right eyelid, but says that there is no evidence of retinopathy.

Despite the early challenges, Dena continues to hit developmental milestones, although she is delayed. She loves the attention of adults, and engages well with her environment. Dena smiles when interacting with others and has begun pronouncing syllables and sounds. She began walking at 18 months and is now very active. An assessment by a Bulgarian agency suggests that Dena has the physical and mental potential to overcome her developmentally delays.

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

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Mia #

miaGirl, 8 years old
Special needs: renal agenesis of the left kidney and other reduction defects of kidney; congenital bilateral flatfeet; strabismus (wears glasses); delayed neuropsychological development correspondent to mild mental delay; born with rectovaginal fistula and anal atresia (surgically corrected)

Listed: November 2016

Some significant progress is seen in terms of enriching her vocabulary, increasing the number of concepts she understands and improving her self-service skills. Mia was placed at an orphanage shortly after birth and subsequently she was placed in a foster family.

Mia’s gross motor skills are well-developed. She walks independently, runs, jumps on one leg. She can throw, catch and kick a ball. She goes up and down the stairs independently. She walks independently, runs, jumps on one leg. She can throw, catch and kick a ball. She goes up and down the stairs independently.

Although it is said that her fine motor skills are in a process of developing further, Mia can hold a pen properly and draw houses and people. She can unzip and cope with Velcro fasteners independently. She can build a tower of cubes, she grabs toys and can thread rings on a fixed stand.  Mia has started to more and more actively participate in activities related with gaining new experience with the assistance of the foster parent. Her orientation in time and space has improved. She responds appropriately to adults’ praise and encouragement and to emotional stimuli.

Mia mostly demonstrates positive emotions. She doesn’t manifest any aggressive behaviors. She shows empathy when someone gets hurt or is upset. Her smile is genuine!  Mia does well asking and answering both simple and complex questions. She understands two-step instructions. She listens to fairy tales with great interest and she tries to retell them with an adult’s occasional assistance. She knows her name as well as her date of birth. She can talk on the phone and she does well getting a message properly from one person to another.

Mia is very sociable and creates long-lasting friendships. She joins activities outside her home – she participates in a group for folklore dancing.

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

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Allen #38-1

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allen-nov2016Age: 12
Diagnosis: hydrocephalus

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

Photos and videos from November 2016 are available.

 

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

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Drake #1-53

drake_nov-2016Age: 3
Diagnosis: arthrogryposis
Medical report indicates contractures are at knees and 4 fingers

Videos from November 2016 show him sitting unassisted, making sounds/verbalizations to express pleasure and react to desired toys, playing appropriately with toys (taking blocks apart, interacting with stacking cups by putting them in/out, and shaking a shaker toy. He has full use of his index fingers and thumbs with a well-developed pincer grasp. He uses his other 4 fingers on each hand to help cup objects while he holds/manipulates them. He moves around on the floor on his back while swinging his legs to get to a desired location. The video shows him moving across the room to get to a desired toy. He interacts appropriately with staff. He is in an orphanage where children often have a lack of exposure to toys and developmentally appropriate activities. Drake’s developmental delays are believed to be a result of living in an orphanage.

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

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Alissa #

alissaAlissa is 12 years old and has been living with a foster family since 2011. She is described as having a moderate developmental delay, some speech delays, and difficulty remembering things. Alissa has physically developed well, although she has some dental problems that would need to be addressed. She has exhibited aggression towards her caregivers, however, she appears to be attached to her foster parents. Alissa has been attending a special school since 2013, and during this time, her caregivers have seen her have significant cognitive improvements. She has a well developed imagination and is able to complete simple tasks, but struggles to focus on more complex tasks. Alissa is described as “emotionally unbalanced” and has a history of auto-aggression.

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

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Agatha #

AgathaAge: 7 years
Special needs: atypical autism; delayed neuropsychological development; intellectual development correspondent to moderate mental delay

Listed: April 27, 2016

The girl doesn’t take any medications at present.

The girl is described as friendly and smiling. She has age-correspondent physical development. She walks independently, jumps, catches and throws a ball, goes up and down the stairs independently. She does well following simple instructions; responds to being called by name; copes well with simple everyday tasks; loves playing with dolls; wants to show all of her toys to others. She eats independently.

The girl has started seeking contact with other children and showing interest in them. She involves other children in her games.

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Eliza #

eliza-video-still-april-2016-sept-2016Eliza was born preterm at 29 weeks in February 2014. She is a healthy little girl with cerebral palsy (mild spastic quadriparesis) and developmental delay.

Eliza can sit, pull to stand, walk with support, and is learning to take steps on her own. She grasps and holds objects with both hands, knocks blocks together, and is able to play with toys independently. Eliza responds to visual, auditory, and tactile stimulation and shows appropriate attention span for activities of interest to her. She vocalizes combinations of sounds, but, at present, communicates primarily in a nonverbal manner. Eliza reacts when spoken to but does not yet understand all that is being said to her. At times she exhibits stereotypic rocking.

Eliza is a peaceful little girl who eats and sleeps well. She accepts the company of other children and allows physical contact with familiar adults, freely smiling and laughing in her interactions with them.

Update September 2016: Per our in-country representative, Eliza began to take steps independently without support at 18 months of age. Although unsteady, she is currently able to walk for short distances on her own. Eliza now imitates sounds and repeats syllables. She receives daily physical therapy. This sweet little girl would greatly benefit from additional therapies, and overall, from the support and love of a forever family.
Because we only have this child’s file for a short time, she will not be able to receive donations until a family is found for her.

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Fynn

fynnBoy, born 2015

Down syndrome

 

 

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Vincent #

vincentVincent is 2 years old. He has hydrocephaly and spina bifida.

He is unable to move on his own. Vincent is often sick with respiratory infections, and requires constant medical attention. He does not demonstrate emotions and rarely interacts with others; he trembles when he is touched or hears noises. Vincent has had surgery to help with the hydrocephaly, but it does not appear this has been effective.

 

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

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Martin #

boysillouetteMartin is a loveable 21-month old boy. He is described as calm and likes to seek out attention from adults. Martin also loves to receive hugs from other people and is able to walk when held by both hands. Martin is also able to steadily sit up unaided. Doctors have diagnosed Martin with Down Syndrome. He is in need of a family who will provide him with love and a lifetime of support.

The agency has a photo available for inquiring families.

$0.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Stanley #

stanleyBoy, age: 2 and a half years
Special needs: protein-energy malnutrition, strabismus, right-sided hydrocele, significant disturbance of behavior requiring care and treatment. He doesn’t take any medications.

Stanley crawls, scoots around, stands up while holding onto something for support, walks while held by one hand and when placed in a baby walker. He can make a few steps independently. He reaches for, grabs and manipulates with toys. He manipulates with different toys – musical toys, cubes, rings, etc. He prefers to receive individual attention from some of the adults in his surroundings and he regularly initiates interactions. He laughs aloud when jested.

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

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Presley #

presleyAge: 8 years
Special needs: epilepsy; cerebral palsy – mild left-sided hemiparesis.

Presley has normal physical development. He walks and eats independently. He keeps his personal space tidy. He participates in active games and runs. He initiates interactions with adults. He understands simple words and instructions.He communicates his physiological needs. He has learned new words and continues to repeat words after an adult. He uses simple sentences.

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

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Vance

vance-2016Boy, born 2001Vance-001
Down syndrome

Listed April 3, 2013

Vance is a cute, outgoing boy, with a winning smile!  He loves to play outside – particularly swinging and playing soccer.   He enjoys drawing and playing with puzzles and bricks.

Vance has a significant speech delay, but interacts with others using gestures and expresses himself well.

Update October 2016:  paperwork being fixed!

From a family who met him in late 2016:  As is sometimes an issue for older children, Vance would probably be best suited in a family without young children.  He will greatly benefit from one on one focus in an experienced adoptive family.  He deserves life outside an institution where he can grow and learn appropriate social behaviors from typical peers and siblings. 

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

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Randy #

randyAge: 2 years
Special needs: 1st-degree prematurity; hydrocephalus (shunt installed); Spina bifida (in a condition after surgery); epileptic syndrome (takes an anticonvulsant medication).

Randy imitates and produces sound combinations and syllables. His eye contact has improved and become more continuous. He reaches for, grabs and holds toys. The emotions he expresses are correspondent to the respective situations. He smiles and laughs aloud when jested.

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

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Jenna #

JennaGirl, 2.5 years old

Listed: Oct 2016

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

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

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

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Brendan #35

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

Listed: June 3, 2015

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

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

He eats blended food from a spoon.

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

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Albee #35

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABoy, born 2014

Diagnoses: Arnold– Chiari malformation/syndrome. Plastics of vertebral canal with Lyoplant. Ventriculoperitoneal shunt. Pes equinovarus (clubfoot). Delay in psychomotor development related with the defect in neural tube, hydrocephalus and paresis of the lower limbs with deformed feet. With neurogenic urinary bladder and frequent urinary infections. Prolonged courses of treatment on antibiogram.

He is very good and calm child. He quickly establishes contact with adults and interacts very well. He really loves the personal contact and attention, to be hold and cuddled! He reaches and catches a toy that he is interested in. He is very curious boy, he wants to see/trace everything happening around him. He smiles and pronounces combinations and syllables. He delays in psychomotor development because of his diagnosis.

I deeply hope he will have the chance to grow up in loving family, who will give him a lot of love and chance for him to develop and show his potential.

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

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Maxim

maxim-2016maxim-2016Boy, born 2005

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

Listed: May 22, 2015

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

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

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

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Oliver #11-60

Oliver

Oliver2Age: 2
polycystic left kidney

Oliver’s medical condition does not require any medical intervention at this time. His urine is cultured every month to check for infections and he has had 2 infections in his entire life, which were appropriately treated with medication.
Developmentally, Oliver has delays that are common in a child being raised in an institution. At the time of assessment, he was 26 months old and was assessed to be at an 18 month level. Oliver walks, feeds himself, and plays appropriately with toys. He has a 1:1 caregiver that spends time with him each day. He is bonded to her and seeks her out for help. When playing with toys, he was observed turning, transferring from one hand to the other, opening, turning the pages, pushing a button and tapping with the whole palm in an expectation to provoke a sound from the toy. He was observed walking around outside where he explored the environment and mimicked picking a flower. He is shy, but he interacts appropriately with familiar staff members. He mimics their actions and follows simple directions.

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

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Gerry

gerryBoy, born 2011

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

 

 

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