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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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Lynda

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

 

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

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

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

 

$5,434.75 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Clark

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

$2,517.07 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

 

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

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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.

 

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

 

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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

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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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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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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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!

*** 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

 

$72.05 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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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.

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.

$817.41 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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Keith #419

419_Photo2_Jun2013Boy, born June 2009
Hydrocephalus, epilepsy, atrophy of the left cerebral hemisphere, eye issues and blindness, and delayed psychomotor development

Keith stands up in his bed and makes steps sideways and he crawls. He takes a toy on his own initiative, transfers it from one hand into the other. He smiles when someone talks to him, laughs aloud when jested and produces syllables.

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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Mona #28-1

MonaAge: 8
Diagnosis: developmental delays

 

Mona is physically healthy. She has delays in her development. At the time of her last report, she was talking, walking, feeding herself and had recently started attending school. She has been assigned a 1:1 caregiver to work with her several days a week and she has been demonstrating continuous progress since that began.

Additional photos and videos 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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Denzel


Guardian Angel
Denzel-2014Boy, born January 2001–AGING OUT
mental delays, spastic tetraparesis, convulsive disorder

Listed: September 4, 2013Denzel2

Sweet Denzel!  THIS CHILD IS 15 YEARS OLD.  He is tube fed through his nose, and often swaddled to prevent him from removing the tube.    He ‘lights up’ and smiles widely when presented with musical toys — a greatly welcome distraction from his days spent staring at the ceiling.  There is so much a family could provide for him!

More photos available.

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

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Asher

Guardian Angelasher1Boy, born February 2009
Cerebral palsy, spastic low paraparesis, retinopathy

New picture from March, 2016

 

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

 

$2,198.38 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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Irina

Irina2012

irina2015-3Girl, Born March 5, 2005

Listed: prior to 2010

 

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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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.

$6,755.00 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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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.

$939.40 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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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
More photos available, please inquire.
$4,616.70 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Daniel #

DanielBoy, age 7
Epilepsy, cognitive delays

Daniel is described as “physically well developed” with a normal height and weight. He is currently living with a foster family and also attends a daycare center for children with disabilities. Daniel loves riding his bike, drawing, painting, and cooking imaginary meals. He engages well with children he meets, and has made friends at his daycare.

Daniel has epilepsy, but otherwise appears to be in good physical health. He is cognitively delayed; he is still developing, but at a slower pace than his peers. Daniel has recently been expanding his vocabulary and is able to color inside the lines of a coloring book. He has a hard time paying attention to one thing for an extended period of time, and often has to be reminded to finish a task he is given. Daniel’s caregivers report that he sleeps and eats well.

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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Konner and Allen #1-52

Konner AllenKonner and Allen live together in a group home. The boys have both expressed a desire to be adopted. A member of the agency’s team visited the boys in July 2016. Both boys were very friendly and communicated openly with the team. Konner indicated that he loves technology-phones, computers, TVs and that his favorite sports are soccer and basketball. Allen sang several songs and expressed that his favorite food is French fries. Photos and videos from this visit are available through the agency.

Konner — Age: 11
Diagnosis: Delay in physical development-scoliosis 1st degree; learning delays

He has good coordination of the lower and upper limbs. His fine motor skills are well developed. He is really well oriented about space, time and himself. He recognizes shapes, objects and forms. His attention is not stable and it hard for him to concentrate. The memory and storage of information are normal for the age. He can think logically. He is communicative, emotional, happy and very observant. He can adequately express his emotions and recognizes the emotions of others. There are no concerns regarding anxiety and depression. He is not aggressive to others and to himself. When reprimanded he can correct his behavior and say he’s sorry. He asks for help when needed. The child expresses his thoughts correctly and his vocabulary is satisfactory for his age. He uses complicated sentences. He can’t pronounce some of the sounds. He can understand the meaning of words and sentences. The child is always happy, calm and smiling. He likes to be the center of attention. If somebody takes a favorite toy from him he seeks help from an adult. He plays with different toys. He can draw within the limits of a piece of paper. He can color but goes out of the margins. He plays with play dough. He follows the rules in the group home. When playing he likes to be dominant. He prefers games that have a lot of movement. When listening to music he improvises different movements. The child just finished 4th grade and goes to school regularly. He is not interested in learning. He reads dividing the words in syllables and writes dictations with mistakes. He can add and subtract to 20, but to 100 it is hard for him. He knows the multiplication table.

Allen — Age: 5
Diagnosis: reactive arthropathy in the knee

His mental development corresponds to his age. He has good coordination of the lower and upper limbs. He can walk, run, jump and climb. His fine motor skills are well developed for his age. He holds the scissors and pencil in the right way. He plays with play dough and can make simple forms out of it, and when following directions he can even make more complicated figures with the play dough. He is really well oriented about space, time and himself. He recognizes shapes, objects and forms. He easily remembers verses and songs. He recognizes the colors and knows the seasons. He easily concentrates on a given task. His memory, storage of information and reproducing information are normal for the age. He has good imagination. The child is calm, smiling and happy. He is communicative, emotional, and inquisitive. He can adequately express his emotions and recognizes the emotions of others. He is not aggressive to others and to himself. When reprimanded he can correct his behavior and say he’s sorry. The child expresses his thoughts correctly and his vocabulary is satisfactory for his age. He understands what he is told. He asks and answers questions and he uses complicated sentences. He can freely communicate when he wants to. If somebody takes a favorite toy from him he seeks help from an adult. The child is communicative and has formed good friendships with specific children. When he is disappointed or happy he likes to share his experience.

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Alexander and Alexa #65

Alexander-AlexaListed: March 2016

Alexander — age: 11 years
Special needs: other mixed disorders of conduct and emotions;

Alexander is calm child who does not demonstrate aggressive behavior.
He expresses himself properly. He seeks interactions with children. He prefers to interact with his peers and gets along well with them. He also does well playing with other children.  Alexander is interested in electronic games – he plays on his phone for a long time; his other interest is soccer.

Alexander goes to a mainstream school where he is slightly below the average level for a 5th grader, that is, compared to the other children in his class. He prefers drawing but he is not very interested in writing and reading.  Alexander always has a neat and clean appearance. He is good at maintaining good personal hygiene. He eats well.

Alexa — age: 10 years
Special needs: childhood emotional disorder, unspecified

Alexa has good communication skills and she follows the rules. She enjoys interactive games, putting puzzles together, etc.  Alexa has stable behavior in a familiar environment. She does not demonstrate any aggressive behaviors. Alexa integrates well in the group and class. She respects authority and participates actively in other children’s games.

At school, Alexa presents with satisfactory knowledge, skills and competencies. Her favorite subjects are Physical education and sports, Arts, and Music. She has some difficulties with Maths and Literature.  Alexa takes care of her self-service needs independently. She maintains good personal hygiene.

 

Alexander and Alexa are being prepared by the social services for possibly being adopted and they have a positive attitude towards adoption.

As reported in June 2016: “Apparently, and as reported by the foster parent at present both children demonstrate normal behavior for their age. Positive changes are seen as regards their behavior and reactions”.

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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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Arlene #12

ArleneAge: 10 years
Special needs: Turner syndrome; moderate mental delay due to Turner syndrome; microcephaly;

Arlene is sociable, speaks actively, asks questions and seeks answers insistently. She presents with echolalia (repeating words). She sometimes uses nonverbal means of communication.

Arlene demonstrates a positive attitude towards herself and her surroundings. She joins group activities, but that is whenever she wants to. She imitates the behavior of the adults and the children around her. She loves looking through children’s books and manipulating with objects. She watches drama performances calmly. She listens to music with great interest.

Arlene is well-intentioned towards both children and adults. She accepts new people well. She seeks the presence of a familiar adult around her and if she needs help, she would turn to that familiar adult.

Arlene has formed self-service skills. She eats independently, lays the table, chooses her clothes herself and puts her shoes on independently. She maintains good personal hygiene and keeps her personal belonging in order.

Arlene has never lived with her biological family. She spent all of her life in institutions. After birth she lived in a Home for Medical and Social Care for Children for 8 years. She was placed in a Center for Family Type Accommodation in December 2014.

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Mercedes

mercedesGirl, born 2005

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

 

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Sloane

sloaneGirl, born 2014

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

 

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Scout

scoutGirl, born 2009

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

 

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Dalton

daltonBoy, born 2015

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

 

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Sterling

sterlingBoy, born 2002

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

 

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Larry #2-4

Larry collageBoy, age 4
Diagnosis: Down syndrome

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

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Denise

deniseGirl, born 2013

HIV
Disorder of the brain; other cardiomyopathies; abnormal immunological findings in serum; anemia; dermatitis; candidiasis; developmental delays

 

Such a darling baby girl!

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Scott

scottBoy, born 2016

callosal agenesis
congenital cerebral cyst
open oval window

Sweet baby boy!

 

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Pearl

pearlGirl, born 2010
HIV IV clinical stage
protein calorie mal-nutrition
other disorder of nervous system

Re-listed: July 25, 2016

 

Very nice girl!

 

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Amory #

AmoryAge: 2 years
Special needs: biological mother with mental delay; the child: good general condition; good physical development; chronic viral hepatitis B; delayed neuropsychological development;

Amory receives the following treatment: Ursofalk, Isoprinosine, Lactoflor. He also has daily rehabilitation and kinesitherapy sessions.

Meet handsome and radiant Amory! He has recently turned 2 years. The agency has his video and before you play it, be prepared for your heart to melt down as a result of his sweet giggles, deep blue eyes and a huge smile!

Amory is improving his motor skills: several months ago he wasn’t able to take a sitting position independently or stand up while holding onto a fixed support. Now he goes from a supine position to a sitting position and he maintains a stable sitting position, he crawls and he strands up while holding onto something for support. He is able to maintain a standing position while holding onto a fixed support and standing on his toes. He attempts to make steps sideways and he moves around in a baby walker.

Amory likes to play with toys: he reaches for and grabs a toy independently, examines it, transfers it from one hand into the other and manipulates with it in a simple manner. He knocks two cubes one into the other. He takes cubes out of a box and then puts them back in. He threads colorful rings on a fixed stand.

Amory’s vocabulary is developing, as well. The level of development of his receptive speech is good: he understands others’ speech at an everyday level and he turns when called by name. He produces sounds and sound combinations, sometimes by imitation (such as “ba-ba”, “ma-ma”, “di-di”, etc.).

Amory’s emotional status is predominantly calm and positive: he doesn’t cry for no reason and he doesn’t demonstrate any aggressive or self-aggressive behaviors. Amory is an affectionate little boy who seeks individual attention and enjoys physical contact (hugs) as well as jests on behalf of familiar people. He sometimes protests when having to say goodbye to an adult he likes. Amory responds positively to interactions with an adult he likes – he looks at them closely, smiles and laughs aloud when jested. He has formed a relationship of emotional attachment with a staff member.

Amory eats with a very good appetite and gains weight. His sleep is calm.

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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Angelo and Antonio #

Angelo AntonioANGELO a.k.a. Mr. Studious
Age: 11 (turning 12 soon)
Special needs: astigmatism

Angelo is sociable and he interacts well both with children and adults. He does not create conflicts. Angelo is well-intentioned and compliant. He is described as calm, radiant and in cheerful boy.

Angelo is very studious and diligent and when performing a given task, his priority is precision and not the time necessary to finish it.

Angelo is quite inquisitive and likes learning about new things. He is interested in astronomy and everything related to the Earth and life on it. He enjoys visiting the “computer room” where he plays computer games but only after he has finished with his homework.

Angelo demonstrates creativity, aesthetic taste and precision in crafts.

ANTONIO a.k.a. Mr. CharismaAngelo-Antonio
Age: 10 years
Special needs: Transient tic disorder (temporary condition in which a person makes tics) – in Antonio’s case – he blinks with his eyes more often, when experiencing increased level of stress

Antonio is radiant, friendly and quite sociable. He often initiates contacts with children and adults and he quickly overcomes the distance between himself and people he meets for the first time. He is well-intentioned but he may also be a bit stubborn as he likes to be in charge and things to happen in his way.

Antonio is not as diligent as his brother and he tries to quickly finish his task rather than do it precisely. He enjoys playing with a ball outside as well as playing computer games. He likes things happening his ways and although he would follow the rules of the game, he might try to impose his own rules when playing.

The brothers seek each other’s assistance and support. They have a very close emotional bond. They state they love each other very much and would like to be adopted and stay together.

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Anastasia #

AnastasiaAge: 11 (turning 12 soon)

Special needs: Dyslexia, dyslalia, situational neurotic stuttering; Intellectual deficit at the level of mild mental delay

Anastasia is supported by a resource teacher at school and she also works with a psychologist and a speech therapist there.

Anastasia is described as being agile and energetic, as well as well-intentioned, cordial and obedient.

She enjoys running and participating in games including movement. She trains gymnastics at school.

Anastasia has a positive attitude towards other children. She doesn’t demonstrate any aggressive behaviors. She presents as playful and jesting.  She is a smiling and cheerful child, who bears some signs of institutionalization as a result of the long time she has spent in institutions. She doesn’t speak in such a restless manner any more, but she might start stuttering when overwhelmed and eager to share with others at the same time.

Anastasia has friends at the facility and she has many friends at school. She is well-accepted by the children at her school. She gets along well with all the children. She doesn’t create conflicts. She is very caring with another girl at the facility, she shares her dolls with her and spends time engaging in activities with her.

Anastasia has formed independence skills – she makes her bed, folds her clothes, chooses what to wear and can now tie her shoe laces independently. She has started developing her aesthetic taste and she tries hard to keep her clothes and herself clean.

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Adkins #

AdkinsAge: 8 years

Special needs: moderate mental delay; slightly hyperkinetic behavior; convergent strabismus, more expressed in the left eye;

Adkins has well developed motor skills and is very active. He has rich passive vocabulary and understands adults’ speech. Adkins quickly learns new words and tries to form sentences.

He is reported to have difficulties controlling his negative emotions and this happens to result in physical aggression towards the others or self-aggression.

Adkins prefers the company of adults. He likes receiving their attention and being caressed.

Adkins plays with most of the toys appropriately – he builds with the building blocks, pushes around a car, catches and throws back the ball, etc. He likes being outside and he prefers the swing. He prefers to play by himself, sometimes with an adult.

Adkins visits the local day care center for children with disabilities, where he receives speech therapy and psychological and pedagogical counseling.

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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Steven

stevenBoy, born 2007

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

Listed: July 19, 2016

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Garry

garryBoy, born 2016

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

Listed:  July 19, 2016

Sweet boy needs a family!

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John

john johnnyBoy, 15 years old
back injury

John is from an African country who has lost both his parents to a recent tragic illness outbreak in his home country. John will turn 16 in January 2017 and he can no longer be adopted due to the visa requirements of the US. John is one of the most loving, kind and tenderhearted young boys that you will meet. Anyone that meets him are drawn in by his sweet spirit despite the fact that he has been through so much tragedy in his life. John fell out of a Mango tree when he was 4 years old and it caused an injury to his lower back- his disc is damaged and at times it pains him so much and will impact his ability to move around without hindrance. John keeps persevering despite the pain it causes him and he is able to keep his good mood.

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Corey

Corey-001Boy, born July 2001
Down Syndrome, Torticollis

He only has one year to find his family. Otherwise he will spend the rest of his life in an institution.

 

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Story and Stacy

story

stacyBoy, born 2012
Healthy

Girl, born 2011
Spina bifida

The children are very nice.
The girl can walk and talk and acts as a normal child. She had surgery for her spinal bifida but she wears diapers.

We need a family for them asap because they are very likely to be fostered or adopted in country and they may be separated. Both are in the same orphanage.

$153.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Owen

OwenBoy, born 2015
Down Syndrome

 

Awe, baby boy! Want to scoop him up and snuggle him!

 

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

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Isabella

Isabella

Isabella1Girl, born 2015
Spina Bifida

C’mon mom!!!

 

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Layla #1-51

Layla2_July 2016 Layla3_July 2016Girl, age: 2
Diagnosis: Microcephalus; Bilateral microphthalmia and coloboma iridis of the left eye – diagnostic specification under anesthesia is imminent; clubbed feet – corrected with orthotics and orthopedic shoes; Mild degree of delays in the neuro-psychical development.

Layla has lived in foster care since birth. She walks, kicks and rolls a ball, dances along to music, has a well-developed pincer grasp that she uses appropriately with small objects, and goes up and down stairs while holding the rail. She plays appropriately with toys, put items in/out of containers, stacks blocks on top of each other and enjoys looking at books and doing art projects with glue. She demonstrates understanding of the functional relationship of items (example: she gets a doll, puts it in bed and covers it up). She demonstrates appropriate emotions based on the situation. She likes to brush her teeth and look at herself in the mirror. She attempts to be independent with household tasks and gladly helps her foster mother clean the house. She enjoys music and toys. She plays well with other children and by herself. She mimics the actions of others. After watching an adult turn on a mechanical toy, she takes the toy and attempts to turn it on herself.

Medically, her clubbed feet were corrected with casting and braces. Her eyes are sensitive to the sun. She has had multiple visits with a neurologist, endocrinologist, and orthopedic doctors. Her birth family history lists the following: the birth mother has a brain-vessels disease and epilepsy grand mall; she takes Depakote; the father has an alcohol addiction. The child is allergic to Biseptol.

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

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Sage and Sven

Sage July 2016Sven July 2016

Two-year old Sage and eight-year old Sven are a beautiful sibling group. Even though Sage and Sven have been placed into different foster families, the Central Authority in their country requires that they be adopted together.

Per the social worker’s report, Sage is completely healthy and typically developing. Based on videos received in June 2016, Sage walks well, including on uneven terrain. She plays with toys, enjoys the company of domestic animals, and appears to be vocalizing, babbling and speaking words.

Sven walks independently and communicates easily even though it is sometimes difficult to understand him. He answers questions, names objects and people, and shows curiosity about his surroundings. Sven attends a school for children with special needs and loves to go. His foster mother reports that he takes medication to calm him as he tends to be very excitable and energized. During periods of anxiety, fear, sensory overload or other stressors, Sven can become extremely agitated. During these times, it is difficult to reach Sven with communication and it takes a while for him to calm. Sven has a wonderful and kind foster mother who takes great care of him.

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

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Kiki #

KikiGirl, 5 years (turning 6 soon)

Listed: October 27, 2014

Special needs: biological mother with mental delay; strabismus, horizontal nystagmus, epilepsy – grand mal seizures (with or without petit-mal seizures), unspecified, other forms of infantile cerebral palsy,delayed physical and neuropsychological development,stereotype movements, underdeveloped speech, moderate mental delay, delayed psychomotor development, hyperactive behavior.

Before being placed in an orphanage, Adeline lived with her biological mother for two years.  The biological mother did not have proper conditions for providing her child with the care, individual attention and stimulation necessary for her further development.

Adeline is described as a child with positive emotional tone who does not demonstrate reactions of frustration, aggression of self-aggression.  Adeline likes being hugged and caressed. The staff at the Center believe that she would benefit from being raised in a harmonious family environment and being provided with enough individual care that could stimulate her to become more independent within the boundaries of her own potential.

Kiki has features consistent with a diagnosis of FAS (fetal alcohol syndrome).  This is not a diagnosis, but a cautionary disclosure.

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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Mary Ellen #23

Mary Ellen_2015Mary Ellen June 2016Age: 3
Diagnosis: Arnold-Chiari syndrome; hydrocephalus (shunt installed); spina bifida aperta-surgically repaired; stabismus; frequent bladder infections that are being treated; Infantile cerebral palsy – spastic diplegia; Seizure symptomatic – on treatment with Convulex; Delays in the psycho-motor development.

Listed: October 29, 2013

Update June 2016:  Sweet Mary Ellen is one precious little fighter and survivor! She is only 4 years old and she has already been through so much! This sweet kid amazes her caregivers and the staff at her orphanage with the huge progress she has been making in the last several months.

It seems that the major change was the removal of the permanent catheter that was installed back in the end of 2014. The catheter was removed in September 2015. Now Mary Ellen gets ill more rarely and she does not get recurrent urinary tract infections that frequently. Her last hospitalization was back in September 2015 when she had pneumonia. She hasn’t been ill since then. She is being monitored by a pediatric nephrologist and according to the last consultation, which was held last week, on June 17, she does not have any symptoms of urinary tract infection, either.

Mary Ellen is now eating better, gaining weight and becoming stronger. She enjoys spending time in a special positioning chair. This has been helping her neck muscles to also get stronger and now she has a better control of her head.

Mary Ellen enjoys receiving adults’ attention and she recognizes and demonstrates preference for her caregivers over unknown people.

Mary Ellen has also started showing preference towards a specific toy (a plastic rattle) and she would look for it among other toys. She would also make efforts in changing her body position and reaching  that toy.

We believe that this young girl would continue to impress everyone with her improvements. She needs a momma to love and cherish her and to help her get stronger and develop her potential further.

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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Sterling #

Sterling (6)Boy, born 2011

Blind, microcephaly, metabolic disease – innate lactic acidosis, hypothyroidism, strong mental delays

Listed: May 19, 2015

There is lack of manipulative activity, as at the stimulation and irritation of his skin, he opens up fingers and holds his hands in a clenched fist position, sucks his little finger. He takes hold of an adult person’s fingers. He does not yet grasp toys. Sterling can turn from his back to his abdomen and vice versa. He has no support at his legs; he has some support at the head – he raises and holds it upright for a certain period of time from horizontal abdominal position. He turns towards the direction of a sound, reacts to a noise, subsides and listens attentively with both ears.

He is bedridden and unable to see. He is easily distracted by noises and voices. He subsides at quiet gentle music. He lags years behind in terms of development. He has a changeable emotional state – from tranquilly being on the watch/staying awake with animation and shouts; up to being uneasy-crying/tearful and irritable. He does not react to his name. He utters syllables; he makes different sound combinations and shouts loudly, as he exercises his voice in this way.

He accepts body contact, as he cracks a broad smile, whenever he is calm, reacts to speech; feels the presence of people around him and differentiates the tone of voice. He sleeps soundly in a routine.

Update:  The child now demonstrates better head control in a sitting position. He turns from back to belly and vice versa; grabs toys with both hands; focuses his attention by listening intently to what is going on around him. He laughs aloud when someone touches him.

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Axl #


8 years

Special needs: prematurity of 4th degree, ROP (blind),  mental delay, protein-calorie malnutrition.

Axl is living in a specialized boarding school for visually impaired children. He is well-adjusted to his school/boarding environment. He is a joyful and sweet boy who  shows positive attitude when individual attention is paid to him.

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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Avis #


Girl, 13 years old

Listed June 15, 2016

Special needs: congenital hydrocephalus; mitral valve prolapse; delayed neuro-psychological development; severe mental delay; delayed speech development; delayed physical development;

Avis is described as a calm and joyful child. Although she cannot talk, she can say short words (“mama” and “yes”) and she has also found her way of communication by expressing her desires and emotions non-verbally. Avis is a friendly girl who does not bother the others but gets very happy when someone pays her individual attention or hugs her. She is an affectionate child and seeks physical contact. She likes being hugged very much.

Avis is quite sociable and she does not get anxious when meeting new people, instead she greets them with a huge smile that make her face glow.

Avis’s special needs are well-managed and she does not require significant medical care/consultations. All Avis really needs is a family, where she can feel loved and cherished.

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Alvaro #


Boy, age 4

prematurity (33 g.w.), severe mental delay, rejected hearing loss of the right ear, hypotrophy, severely delayed neuro-psychological development; underdeveloped speech.

Listed: June 14, 2016

Alvaro needs individual sessions with a speech therapist and psychologist.

Although he does not really interact with peers, Alvaro is described as a child who enjoys being in the company of adults, receiving their personal attention and being caressed. He prefers playing with balls and cups. He likes playing by throwing objects and then going to get them.

Alvaro eats transitional food. He is fed by an adult. His sleep is calm.
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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Andrik #

andrikAge: 3 years

Special needs: prematurity (born in 36 g.w.), intrauterine hypotrophy; born with necrotizing enterocolitis and peritonitis- surgically treated with installation of ileostoma; mild degree of post-ischemic encephalopathy; periventricular leukomalacia; infantile cerebral palsy-mixed form; condition after surgery for necrotizing enterocolitis; protein-calorie malnutrition of 3rd degree; severely delayed physical and neuro-psychological development; severely delayed speech development;

Andrik likes receiving personal attention and being caressed by an adult. He shows preference towards some of his caregivers.

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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Otto

ottoBoy, born 2007

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

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

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

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

$4,019.45 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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Drake

drakeBoy, born 2016Drake2
Down syndrome

What a chunky bundle of love!!

 

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

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Noah

Noah (1) Noah (2)3 yrs old

Deaf/HOH

Noah is a true orphan who lost both of his parents to Ebola. He has just recently joined the Center and is taking in all the new sights, sounds, and love that our Center has to offer.

$639.00 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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Tyler

Tyler (1) Tyler (2) 14 yrs old

Listed: May 20, 2016

Cerebral Palsy & Possible Syndrome (families need to be open to unknowns)

Tyler is intelligent, loving and caring and his smile will light up a room! He can walk and take care of all his own personal needs.

 

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

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Harbin

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

Listed April 21, 2013

 

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

Large families welcome; married couples only.

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

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

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

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Harmony #43

HarmonyHarmony 543Age: 3 years

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

Listed May 11, 2015

She rejoices when interacting with adults; produces syllables by imitation and uses a couple of words; plays with toys for a long time; laughs when jested; differentiates between the tones of voice; feels comfortable in both children’s and adults’ company. calli

Harmony rejoices when interacting with adults; produces syllables by imitation and also uses a couple of words; plays with toys for a long time; laughs when jested; smiles when caressed; differentiates between different tones of voice; feels comfortable both in children’s and adults’ company.

Harmony is fed with a spoon by an adult. She drinks from a cup with an adult’s help. She needs constant supervision and assistance due to her blindness. If the child is raised in a stimulating family environment, this would give her the opportunity to develop further her potential for psychological and physical development.

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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Gracie and George #

OGirl, born in 2007.  She has a delay in neuro-psychical development and epileptic seizures.

Gracie has been diagnosed with epilepsy and moderate mental delay. She is in a good general condition and has good general condition and well-developed gross and fine motor skills. She has formed self-service skills – she eats independently, arranges her clothes and keeps her personal belongings in order. She likes to be involved in art and musical activities.

Boy, born in 2005.   He has a delay in neuro-psychical development and mental delay.

The boy has infantile cerebral palsy and moderate mental delay. He rarely gets ill. He talks in simple sentences and participates in dialogues. He has good orientation in familiar surroundings and is not shy with strangers. He has built self-service and hygiene habits.

Listed April 9, 2014

Both children are friendly towards strangers and in the videos you will see them communicating with each other and with the person taking the videos.

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

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Lars

LarsBoy, born 2015

Lumbar Spina Bifida with hydrocephalus

Listed: May 4, 2016

 

Sweet baby boy!

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

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Paulson

paulsonBoy, born 2015

Down Syndrome, Atrial Septal Defect

Listed: May 4, 2016

 

Cutie!!

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

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Gus #

Gus (2) Gus (1)Boy, born 2005
Down syndrome

Listed: May 3, 2016

Gus is an amazing little boy who just needs a chance! He walks, plays appropriately with some toys, loves to bathe. He loves to be tickled and has the best giggle. He seems to be able to form appropriate bonds, as he was particularly attached to a couple of workers at his orphanage, and sought them out when he felt anxious. He loves to be held and cuddled and he loves to be sung to. Gus would do best in a family with older children. He did display some aggression towards smaller children when they invaded his space. He is a precious, loving boy and will absolutely flourish in a family.

 

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

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Barrett

barrett-updateBoy, born 2011Barrett-2014

Listed: May 23, 2012


In January 2015, Barrett became unavailable until age 5, due to the laws in his country.   He will be available for adoption in fall 2016

VIDEO:  https://youtu.be/WMefdZwvUi0

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.

$791.30 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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Macey #1-46

MaceyMacey2Age: 3
Diagnosis: congenital cardiac malformation; pulmonary hypertention

Macey is developing well. She can walk while holding someone’s hand or holding on to a support. She repeats words, assists with dressing/undressing, and is in the process of being toilet trained. She responds to her name, follows simple directions, plays appropriately with toys, and demonstrates age appropriate pretend play skills (takes a plate and spoon and pretends to eat, holds a phone to ear and says hello).

Videos from April 2016 show her walking while holding one hand of a caregiver, appropriately playing with toys, saying a few basic words, saying animal sounds, looking at a book, and interacting with the adults in the room.

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

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Agatha #

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

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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Isadora #36

IsadoraGirl, born 2007Elayna #6-30 (1)
Glioependymal cyst of the right brain hemisphere – condition after surgery (Craniotomia regio frontalis – cystoventriculostomia); Spastic quadric paresis; Delay in the speech and motor development.

Isadora (1)Isadora is in good overall condition with brain cyst and paretic syndrome, with good physical development. The internal organs are without pathological deviations. The child is with delay in the speech and motor activity, but within the limits of the main disease, big motor and speech improved is being registered. She says words, she knows the names of the children in the sector, carries out instructions, recognizes the toys, moves around by crawling and on all four while helping with her paretic hand, sits up on her own and follows the instructions of the physical therapist. She pulls up to a standing position with adult’s help or by unmoving support: she makes steps with the help of a gait trainer or holding on to both hands. She walks alongside unmoving support independently. She needs two aids. She plays with toys, doesn’t release them and fights for them. She eats independently. She goes to Montessori therapy and is in Kindergarten at the local special education school.
The child throws and catches a ball. She builds a tower of 10 blocks, builds with blocks (towers imitating houses, fences, etc.), she fits in mosaics; she takes out and fits in elements in the Seguin Board, puts together two pairs of pictures from “Lotto” game, fits in and strings, puts complicated forms in the bedding but has difficulties with the spastic hand. It prevents her from improving her motor skills. She brushes her teeth with help.

She eats on her own table food. She drinks from a cup. She puts the bib on her own, puts away and puts in order the utensils.  She likes to be the center of the attention. She observes the play of the other children and laughs loud, teases and plays with her peers, enters into interactions with them showing selective attitude; she sooths the children if they cry but manages to take away from them the toys that she prefers. She insists on participating in the joint activities. She demonstrates observed actions with objects.

Isadora likes very much to interact with adults and always tries to attract their attention. She has a developed bond with a member of the staff. She likes to listen to music, shows with gestures and hums to children’s songs. She speaks with simple sentences but her articulation is disturbed due to the main disease.

Update 2016: She had the tendon release surgery and can now walk independently with a walker. She has been moved to a group home, where she is making a lot of progress in all areas. She talks very well and is able to answer questions, share about her life and carry on a complete conversation. She’s learning to write and to compensate for the weakness in her left arm. In the videos, when prompted, she does use her left arm/hand. She is able to pull herself up and manipulate/control her walker in order to independently navigate her environment. She demonstates a good imagination and an ability to pretend play in the videos when she interacts with a doll (burps it. changes the diaper, applies powder to it, etc). She is a very sweet and lively little girl.

Photos and videos from January 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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Jeff

JeffBoy, born 2011
HIV

Very smart and fun-loving!
Super child!

 

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

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

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Delaney #

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAGirl, born 2012

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

Listed: April 25, 2016

She can sit with support on her back. Sometimes they put her in a walker but she cannot push herself because she has no sensation in her lower limbs. She makes tries to stand up alone in her bed but because of the paraplegia of her lower limbs, she does not succeed.

She is very selective as to the people whom to have contact with, as well as to objects. Sometimes she does not want to be touched and push your hand, but when she wants to be taken in your hands, she stretches out her hands to you.

She likes to eat and to be fed, she accepts the food with pleasure and appetite.

As to words by the staff, she likes to hold small objects and toys. She manipulates with them by knocking them, licking them or knocking them in her teeth. The staff shared that she has favorite toy “stuff animal”, which she likes to “play” with.

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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Austyn

Austyn (1)

Austyn (2)Boy, born August 2007
PRC
Albinism, Significant Motion and Intelligence Delays

Austyn is a miracle-in-the-making. He is significantly developmentally delayed in all areas. As he was previously in an institutionalized setting, he has made tremendous strides since arriving at the New Day Foster Home. Many have been praying for this special young boy and cheering for him. Recently, his adoption file has been completed in country, and he can now be officially matched with his forever family.

Austyn is introverted, has a ready smile, likes music, likes snuggling and is full of energy. A special education teacher at New Day provided an extensive report describing his delays, which is available for prospective adoptive families. These delays include limited mobility, non-verbal communication and in the past he had experienced trouble chewing and swallowing food, but is now able. He is progressing in mobility and is able to walk unassisted for short periods of time although prefers to have something to hold on to. Austyn also has low vision, which is associated with the condition of albinism, but he does see and recognize things. Austyn is attached to his main caregivers and benefits from predictability and routine. He is hypersensitive to most sensory experiences and exhibits many self-stimulation behaviors when he is over stimulated (relaxing and gentle music can help him calm). Austyn is attending preschool each afternoon for an hour and 15 minutes. For most activities Austyn has a helper that works one-on-one with him.

According to the special education teacher, “With the consistency of a loving family and a team of educators and therapists, Austyn will continue to make progress in all areas of his development.”

For more information on Austyn, see blog entries here: http://newdayfosterhome.blogspot.com/search/label/Austyn

$36.90 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Emma

emma1

emmaGirl, born 2009

Mild Mental Delay

Emma is going to be transferred into the school orphanage for mentally delayed children, and it is not the best place to anybody. The orphanage may keep her only till summer 2016, and then she will be transferred!

She is much educationally delayed. She is pretty friendly and calm. But her memory is not good, and it is hard for her to remember any rhymes or poems.
This girl needs a patient family who will love her and care of her. She deserves it!

In the picture in a white dress she is about 2 years ago at an orphanage concert.

$61.20 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Beckett

beckettBoy, born 2011

HIV

He will be available end of summer 2016!

 

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

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Jasper

jasperBoy, born 2012

disorder of the brain, unspecified
other specified mental disorders due to brain damage and dysfunction and to physical disease
hypospadias

He is not available until summer 2017! 
Unless a medical codes changes

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

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

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Camden

Camden2 Camdenboy, born 2006

Microcephaly
Spastic tetraparesis

Listed: April 25, 2016

He has a good potential but no chance for any development in the orphanage. They will place him into the orphanage for handicapped children in a village with no chance for normal life.
His sister was adopted domestically a while ago. Please, help to place him in a loving family!

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

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Brice

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briceBoy, born 2012

Microcephaly
Spastic Tetraparesis

 

 

$3.60 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Neil

neilBoy, born 2013

diagnosed with congenital brain disorder (callosal agenesis, polymicrogyria)
Spastic tetraparesis
Epilepsy syndrome
Speech delay

$172.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Austin #58

AustinAge: 9 years (turning 10 soon)
Special needs: moderate mental delay, equinovarus (club foot) of both feet, strabismus

Austin does not take any medications with regards to his special needs.

Austin is curious boy who likes exploring his environment and forming new social relationships. His initiative and independence level are increasing. Austin loves music and he clearly love making photos with a cellphone.

Austin is a sociable child who initiates contact with adults easily. He likes asking questions and he also answers the questions asked by an adult. He is described as a child, who prefers communicating and interacting/playing with adults and not with children. However, this is typical for children who have spent long time in institution. When with other children, Austin would talk to them, which is a good sign for his abilities to socialize and interact.

Austin goes to a mainstream school where he does not receive any resource help with the school syllabus. Perhaps if he had the opportunity of working with a resource teacher, he would have been able to achieve better results in his school performance.

Austin has formed self-service and hygiene habits. He eats independently. He dresses and undresses himself with minimal help from an adult. He needs short instructions during his morning and evening routine. Austin controls his physiological needs.

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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Maxwell #3-7

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maxwell (2)Boy, 3 years old
hypotrophy body structure. Prader-Willi syndrome. Hypotension I degree. Bilateral cryptorchidism.

Maxwell has control of the head, turning himself from back to stomach and vice versa. Passes from lying position in kneeling position. Placed in sitting position, he stays stable. He stands up holding for stable support. He stays upright caught for support. He makes steps, led by an adult for two hands. He moves in walker also.

He reaches, catches and holds a toy. He uses grip partially opposing thumb, makes try to catch small object with three-finger tweezers grip. He pronounces vocalization, occasional combinations of sounds and syllables. Selectively, rarely makes tries to repeat after an adult. There are nonverbal gestures – reaches hands to be taken; watching intensively.

Insistently looking for physical contact (hug) with an adult. Easily frustrated in refuse.

His interaction with children is observation, goes to them near, touching them, taking away their toys, and does not look for purposeful communication with them. He prefers adult’s attention, most of the time insistent looking for physical contact (hug). He is happy of adult’s tease (smiles and laughing). He protest in separation with pleasant for him person. Demonstrates displeasure when the adult gets away.

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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Aniah #3-8

Aniah2_April 2016

Aniah_April 2016Age: 13
Diagnosis: dwarfism

Listed: April 15, 2016

Aniah walks, plays with toys, enjoys music class and playing hide and seek. She is not talking at this time, but responds to her name and basic commands.

Photos and videos from April 2016 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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Abigail #46-0

Brenda 2014 (2)AbigailAge: 6 years (turning 7 soon!)
Special needs: moderate mental delay; some evidence of microcephaly; intermittent heterotropia; hyperactive behavior; delayed neuropsychological development; delayed speech development; good physical development; good general health condition; well-developed gross motor skills.

Abigail can eat and drink independently, albeit slowly. She does well with the major activities as part of her everyday life, with some adults’ support.

Abigail’s mood is positive for the greater part of the day. No significant anxiety or any depressive episodes were witnessed in the child.

Abigail likes playing, dancing, and be “tossed in the air”. She rejoices when being praised and caressed.

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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SCARLET and RHETT

scarlett

rhettGirl, born 2013 & Boy, born 2011

Scarlet:  Epilepsy

She is severely handicapped

 

Rhett is healthy

These siblings must be adopted together!

 

$90.00 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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Dottie

dottieGirl, born 2011
(She will be available end of 2016)

FAS

 

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

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Talia

taliaGirl, born 2011
HIV

(Available end of 2016)

 

Talia is a nice girl!

$99.00 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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Donnie

Donnie update (2)

donnieBoy, born 2012

Congenital malformations of corpus callosum; Other reduction deformities of brain
Congenital hydrocephalus, unspecified
Cerebral palsy, unspecified,
Atrial septal defect
Congenital deformity of hip, unspecified
Convergent concomitant strabismus; Other disorders of optic disc

$54.00 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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Thomas #1-43

Thomas

Thomas 2Age: 5
Diagnosis: Spina bifida apeta, prolapse, lower left paraplegia, inner hydrocephalus, bilateral luxation, chronic osteomyelitis, delay in the neuro-psychical development.
Thomas moves around by sliding with the help of his arms. He can not stand upright. He receives constant physical therapy. He can string element to a stationary axis. He can do simple puzzled with shapes. He can build thinks with Lego, can place cubes on top of each other or collects them in a box. He is emotionally stable, smiling and happy. He is acquiring cognitive skills. He recognized the circular and square forms, can draw a circle on a piece of paper. The child is getting acquainted with the general characteristics of the objects – their color, shape and size. His attention is getting more and more stable. She is beginning to show interest in the given tasks and asking for another when he has finished the previous. His thinking is slow. His attention is developing through play. He seeks attention from adults and shows excitement by waving his hands. In the group he is calm and tries to interact with the children. He gets annoyed by loud noises and is scared of scissors. His speech lags behind, but uses a lot of words. He can carry out simple instructions. He feeds himself, but is slow and sometimes needs help. He is picky about the food. He can drink out of a cup, but refuses to hold it and waits for the adult to hold it. When getting dressed he assists the adult. He doesn’t control his physiological needs.

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

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

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Kaden

kaden2

kaden1Boy, born 2011

congenital heart defect, pulmonary artery stenosis, hydronephrosis of 4 stage to the right and of 1-2 stage to the left; secondary pyelonephritis

Listed: April 4, 2015

$57.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Niko #25

Niko (1)Boy, 7 years old
Moderate mental delays, speech delay

Listed April 5, 2016

Update March 2016: Because of his problem with having almost no speech, it is impossible to enroll him in the local school as there are no specialists there to work with him and to help him – like speech therapist, resource teacher, etc. The orphanage director thinks that the mental delays he was diagnosed with is just because he does not talk. They think that actually he is very smart and intelligent child! The staff thinks that if he is enrolled in a school for deaf children he will master sign language and the communication with him will be of full value. He was also put under general anesthesia and his hearing was tested – the conclusion after this examination is that he has adequate social hearing. The nurse explained that there is no anatomic reason for the lack of speech related with his hearing apparatus. He does not talk but presently, he uses around 4-5 words. He pronounces “yes” and “no” well, he says also “thank you” but is not so understandable and clear. The staff thinks that if he works daily with speech therapist there is a chance that he advances quickly.

He understands everything. The staff shared that his biological mother also does not talk. Usually he sits down and colors. He does very well in coloring. But usually he does this only if he decides to. He is very willful and wants to do the things that he wants to, not what he is told. He can put elements on the board by shape and size.

He usually plays alone and he likes to watch TV and listen to music. He is very independent child: he dresses and undresses himself, folds his clothes and makes his bed alone. He usually washes his face and teeth alone but for bathing the staff help him. He can eat without an help.

We really think that he has a lot of potential if he has the chance to work with specialists, especially – speech therapist, resource teacher and occupational therapist. He is good child who deserves better life like every child, but he needs a family who will provide him with all resources that will help him develop his potential, master new skills and knowledge and especially, environment where he will be understood. He deserves a family, who will unconditionally love him, help and support him, a family who will accept him with all of his nature, character and needs.

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

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Sawyer #4-5

Sawyer 4-5 (1)

Age: 6Sawyer 4-5 (2)
Diagnosis: Arthrogryposis with knee joint contractures, bilateral club foot, Hypotrophy.

Sawyer is able to move around the room by scooting on his bottom. He can talk in sentences, but his articulation is not always clear. He plays with toys, responds when spoken to, follows simple directions, and assists with self-help tasks such as dressing/undressing.
Photo and videos from March 2016 are available through the agency.

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

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Dennis #1-41

Dennis (1)Age: 13
Diagnosis: delays in development

Listed: March 31, 2016

Dennis is living in a group home. His gross motor skills are developed, but his fine motor skills are not developed enough. It is hard to get his active attention. The passive attention prevails. His concentration is weak, and he is not good at memorizing. There is no logical thinking. His drawings are mainly scribbles, but some shapes can be distinguished. Intellectual development – mild mental delay in the development of the intellect. The child draws attention to himself on purpose. He is loving and emotional, sometimes even obsessive. He sometimes shows verbal aggression when defending his personal space. High level of anxiety is observed. He is communicative and when communicating he can express his feelings. He seeks the company of older children and adults. He doesn’t have notion of authority and hierarchy in school. He likes to sing and dance.

The child prefers to play alone. It is hard for him to fit in a group. He can read short words and when writing he writes in a straight line. His active and passive vocabulary has improved. He can count till 100 without knowing the algorithm of forming the numbers. He is in 5th grade and needs help and solicitation. He has self-service skills and can feed himself. He is independent when in familiar surroundings. He has a positive attitude towards adoption.

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

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Larry #1-37

Age: 8
Diagnosis: cleft lip; developmental delays

Listed March 31, 2016
Larry lived the first 7 years of his life in an orphanage where he received very little care and intervention. As a result, he has significant delays in his growth and development. He does not have any medical diagnosis other than a cleft lip. He is now living in a group home, where he is growing and gaining skills. He has started taking steps independently, making sounds and saying some words, and is exploring and manipulating with toys. He enjoys contact with adults and will laugh out loud when someone plays with him.

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

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

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Terance #1-39


Age: 11
Dwarfism due to Hyposomatotropism. Frequent UTIs and respiratory infections. Mild intellectual disability.

Listed: March 31, 2016

He is very emotional, and smiling. There is a delay in the neuropsychological development. The emotional condition of the child corresponds to the situation. Spontaneous speech, no ability to lead a proper conversation. Chaotic self-play, doesn’t seek the company of other children – usually plays alone, cannot use the toys purposefully. Prefers to attract the attention of adults. Has very well developed mechanical memory. Grasps new information mechanically, learns a text easily, without understanding its meaning. Passive repetition.

This boy is not aggressive and can be persuaded. Afraid of lightning and thunder. Poor knowledge of the surroundings. Various manipulative activities with objects. Demonstrates strong interest in music, has a developed feeling of music, sings with joy and can repeat a memory perfectly. More photos and video are on file.

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

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Tammy #1-38

TammyAge: 12
Diagnosis: Mental delays

Listed: March 31, 2016

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

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

Photos and videos from March 2016 are available through the agency. FEES ARE REDUCED FOR HER ADOPTION.

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

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Cecile

cecileGirl, born 2011

Spastic Tetraparesis; Right kidney hydronephrosis

Aww sweetie! where is her mama and papa?!

 

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

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

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

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Laurel

LaurellaurelGirl, born 2010

HIV
Astigmatism

Updated picture – March 2016

 

What a cutie pie!!

$104.40 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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Patrice

patrice patrice-2016Girl, born 2012

She needs family fast because she is facing transition to the institution

Listed:  March 30, 2016

Microcephaly; other congenital hydrocephalus
Localization-related (focal)(partial) symptomatic epilepsy and epileptic; syndromes with simple partial seizures
severe mental retardation, other congenital deformities of hip; Haemangioma; amenia, congenital malformation of larynx, convergent concomitant strabismus; optic atrophy; other cardiomyopathies

$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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Simeon and Charlotte

Guardian AngelCharlotteSimeon, Born October 2007
Significantly delayed; Cerebral palsy
Charlotte, born 2002
significantly delayed

Listed February 22, 2011

Simeon is a beautiful Roma child with dark hair and big brown eyes.  He is significantly delayed, and diagnosed with cerebral palsy.  We are trying to get more information on his social history.  Simeon is a fraternal twin, whose sister has already been adopted.

Simeon is described as mostly non-verbal, and is not able to walk on his own.  There just seems to be so much potential for him in a family environment.  He is already an outcast because of his darker skin and will be left institutionalized – and likely bedridden — if not adopted.

From a family who visited with him in 2011:  Simeon is barely responsive to stimuli, but I believe that could change if he received regular, loving attention.  I didn’t observe any of the orphanage workers spending much time interacting with him.  There were times that I was able to get him to smile and grip my hand.  After a few days, he was even able to clap!  But most of the time he is staring off in any direction and seems completely unable to control most of his movements.  He was always either lying down or propped up in a sitting position.  I never heard him speak.  I also never heard him cry or fuss. Overall, a very calm child.

Married couples only, larger families and older parents welcome.

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

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Ackley #

AckleyBoy, 12 years old

background retinopathy of the right eye ( blindness) and high myopia in the left eye; some delay in all aspects of psychological development; severe mental delay;

Listed: March 25, 2016

Ackley is very agile. He runs fast without stumbling over or bumping into things. He orientates very well in different familiar spaces, without bumping into furniture.

Despite his impaired vision, he presents with relatively good perceptions and notions regarding his familiar environments. He remembers things that are emotionally significant for him or attractive, for a longer period of time.

Ackley presents with well-differentiated emotional reactions that are correspondent to the respective situation. He accepts new rules easily. He doesn’t demonstrate any aggressiveness towards other children or adults. He understands different questions and gives meaningful answers – “Yes”, “No”, “I don’t want to”.

Ackley uses a greater number of words now and his active vocabulary has improved.  He attends a school for children with vision impairments where he adapted relatively easy. As reported by his teachers at school, Ackley copes with the requirements at school.
Ackley eats independently. He can partly undress himself and take his shoes off/put them on.

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

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Beth

beth2beth1Girl, born February 2010

Listed October 5, 2011

This little love has a host of medical issues:  Congenital defect of brain development: microcephaly, subcortically-pyramidal failure, persistent movement disorders, delayed development logopaedic, refractive errors in her vision and it is not clear how well or if she can see at all.   She has a functional systolic murmur

Beth desperately needs a family to help her reach her full potential!

$29.26 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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Dyna #

Dyna (2)

Dyna (1)Dyna is a 2.5 yr old girl with microcephaly.

Listed March 21, 2016

She is delayed in all areas and dependent on her caregivers to meet all of her needs. She has a range of emotions, and does not like to be held for long periods of time. She reacts to sound and follows objects with her eyes. She is small for her age (31″ and 14.5 lbs).

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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Clementine

ClementineGirl, born 2010
General speech underdevelopment, HIV, Hep C

 

 

 

$288.90 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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Seth

sethBoy, born 2010

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

Listed March 11, 2016

 

$15.85 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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Matt

Mattmatt-2016-1Boy, born 2011

Listed: March 11, 2016

FAS.  Other specified disorders of central nervous system; Other paralytic syndromes, Convergent concomitant strabismus, Congenital malformation of optic disc
Iron deficiency anaemia; Other cytomegaloviral diseases; Persistent hyperplasia of thymus, Cardiomyopathy

What a smile!!

 

VIDEO: https://youtu.be/XqGbdjy5YzE

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

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

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

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Kade, Tyce and Piper

KADE, TYCE, PIPERHere is a terrific three! These siblings have been though their share of life. Kade is the youngest at approx. 11 years old, and healthy.  His older full sister Piper is 13. Their half-brother Tyce is 12 and suffers from some mental and physical delays. He is a very sweet boy who has been very poorly treated. These three lost their parents when they died during the Ebola epidemic. Piper herself had and beat the virus, but has some lingering side effects from the virus.

Listed:  March 8, 2016

Their preliminary investigation is complete.

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

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Hans

HansBoy, born 2014
Spastic tetraparesis, convulsive disorder, epileptic syndrome, cardiopathy, partial atrophy of optic nerves, crossed eyes

Listed: March 8, 2016

From a family that met him 3/16:
He’s a good size for his age. I was allowed to hold him and he let me do the “mom away”. I kept trying to get into his line of vision, but he kept averting his gaze. It seemed like he could possibly be purposefully avoiding eye contact. I was able to easily shift him to a seated position in my arms, though I don’t think he could sit unassisted.

$30.00 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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Jeffrey

Jeffrey-2016Boy, born 2012

epilepsy, tetraplegia, cachexia, redundant prepuce,phimosis,paraphimosis
optic atrophy, other specified immunodefficiencies cardiomyopathy

 

Listed: March 8, 2016

From a family who met him 3/16:
Does not seem aware of his surroundings. Dystonia, I think, curled back into a C. Clean. Loved. He had wraps/restraints, but they made me think of PT taping more than tie downs.

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

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

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

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Pieter

pieterBoy, born 2015

Hydrocephalus

Listed: March 8, 2016

 

$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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Adolfo #33

AdolfoBoy, just turned 7 years

Moderate mental delay and epilepsy (with improvement noted as regards the frequency of the seizures, and with permanent medication therapy), delayed neuropsychological development; delayed speech development (well-developed receptive speech, poorly developed expressive speech).

Adolfo’s “seizures” are explained by the staff at his orphanage as moments of falling asleep that last for a short period of time (3-5 minutes). Since his placement in the Center for Family Type Accommodation in October 2014, Adolfo had only three “seizures” that were more likely “petit mals”, as there were no muscle spasms, convulsions, eye turning, foaming at the mouth, snoring sounds, etc. Some of his “seizures” happened at a time when he had high fever.

Adolfo is a sociable and energetic child. He interacts with all the children and the staff eagerly and with great joy. He sometimes shows preference for some of the other children in the Center and for some of the staff members.  He tries hard to pronounce words and names properly. He makes simple sentences consisting of several words. He responds adequately to adults’ requests and he follows simple instructions.

Adolfo has mastered all basic self-service skills- he eats independently and drinks from a cup. He can put on his clothes and shoes independently. He uses the restroom independently during the day. Adolfo is working on affirming his skills for washing his hands and face and brushing his teeth independently.

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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Aisha #

AishaGirl, recently turned 14
Severe mental delay; congenital convergent strabismus and horizontal nystagmus; disorder of the vegetative nervous system.

Listed February 26, 2016

Aisha is described as mostly calm and cheerful. She doesn’t demonstrate any aggressive behavior. The stability of her attention needs to improve further as she has some difficulties focusing her attention on certain objects and she easily gets distracted.

Aisha is a very affectionate child and she loves receiving individual attention.

Aisha has formed self-service habits. She eats independently and slowly as her chewing reflex needs to develop further. The level of independence and inattentiveness she presents with should improve further as well. She needs support and supervision in performing her daily tasks and activities.

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

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Ardell #43

ArdellAge: 7 years

Special needs: malformative syndrome; epilepsy(generalized tonic-clonic seizures,some of which with right-sided lateralization); infantile cerebral palsy – quadripyramidal syndrome; flexion contractures of the limbs; delayed physical development; profound mental delay;

Ardell presents with very poor motor activity due to his severe neurological condition. He performs some weak uncoordinated movements with his arms and legs. When in a lying position, he turns his head to the side.

Ardell produces some incomprehensible sounds in his spontaneous reaction when he is experiencing some kind of discomfort. In relation with his severe health condition Ardell doesn’t show much interest in objects.
Hearing adults’ voices and their gentle touch also influences Ardell’s general life status, although he is not an active participant in communication but just responds to this influence. Ardell has a referent adult, who tries to make him feel calm and comfortable.

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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Anna May #41

Anna4Girl, just turned 4 years

born from a pathological pregnancy with bleeding throughout the pregnancy; 3rd-degree prematurity; infantile cerebral palsy – quadripyramidal form; external hydrocephalus; brain cyst; calcifications in both thalamuses; epilepsy; 1st-degree hypotrophy; cow’s milk protein allergy; gastroesophageal reflux disease; significantly delayed physical and psychomotor development. The child is on constant therapy with Convulex. Jan.2015 – negative test results for milk protein allergy.

Anna turns from back to belly and vice versa in her crib. She cannot yet take a sitting position independently. She is fed with dietetic foods. An individual rehabilitation plan has been prepared for the child.

She looks at toys that have been placed close to her and she reaches out to grab them. She listens intently to the melodies that musical toys produce. She hasn’t manifested any signs of aggressiveness, depression or anxiety. Anna hasn’t yet formed any language skills but she smiles when jested by an adult or even in response to an adult showing up.

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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Arlo #63

Arlo-001
Boy, recently turned 5 years

Special needs: hydrocephalus (internal and external), epilepsy, infantile cerebral palsy, delayed physical and neuropsychological development.

Arlo is fed with a baby bottle, with transitory pureed food. Recently the staff have started trying to feed him with a spoon. He eats very slowly and sometimes he refuses to eat.

 

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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Deric L24

boysillouettenophotoBoy, 5 years old
HIV, Thrombocytopenia (a blood clotting disorder)

Listed: February 24, 2016

This adorable sweet boy is doing well with his medication regime. He has weekly blood tests for the Thrombocytopenia. He takes meds twice a day for HIV. His levels are now normal and the virus is apparently undetectable. He has those blood tests every 2 wks. He likes swimming (he can swim underwater), building with blocks, and playing with cars. This child is naïve, very trusting, and has no fear of strangers. He is good with other kids, but timid & afraid of rough/big kids. There are no limitations on his activity due to his health. He can run, jump, and swim. He uses knee pads & a helmet when riding a bike in order to prevent injury. He is a gentle boy who use to cry often but he has gotten much better and more confident. He had some significant issues with decay in his front teeth; he saw the dentist in fall 2015 and had his teeth fixed.   Now that his teeth are no longer a source of constant infection, his platelet levels have dropped within normal range!

He lives with a foster mother who works very hard to prepare her foster children for adoption.

$180.00 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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Greg #

GregBoy, born September 2005

Listed: February 23, 2016

Greg has mental developmental delays and delayed speech. His ability to communicate is delayed but improving; he can connect words in a simple sentence to express his desires.

Greg is emotionally reserved and enjoys playing by himself. He will interact with others for a time but quickly withdraws from social situations. Greg enjoys taking apart toys, and is able to group shapes and tell parts of the human body. He is able to feed and dress himself, sleeps well, and is comfortable using the toilet. Greg’s gross motor skills are well developed.

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

 

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Chad

chad1Boy, born 2009

Hearing loss
Listed: February 17, 2016

He is a nice, smart boy

$14.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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

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Chance

chancechanceBoy, born 2015

Down Syndrome

Listed: February 17, 2016

A bundle of love!

 

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

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

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

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Kelvin Philip

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Boy, born January 2007
Down syndrome

Listed: September 23, 2013

Handsome Kelvin is 8 years old, and waiting for his family!

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From a family who met him in June 2014:

This calm little guy came up to me with pleading eyes for attention and is just so polite. God has heard his prayers, and now he is listed for adoption! He is not overbearing or competitive at all. Rather, he is observant and inquisitive. He is about the size of a six year-old and just so gentle. I would take him home in a heartbeat if he was available before. He takes turns riding the red wagon around the orphanage grounds as the bigger boys pull him, and he gestures politely for fresh fruit when he sees it is available. He is kind to other children. He says a few words in his native language, and listened carefully when I was giving descriptions of my family photos. I have confidence that he would do wonderfully in any kind of family, and it is obvious– he can surely reciprocate love! He enjoyed throwing balls, going on walks, playing see-saw, and listening to English descriptions. Whoever adopts this little love will be so blessed to call him a beloved son.

$3,853.27 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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Alissa

alissaGirl, born 2002
HIV

Listed: February 1, 2016

She is a beauty! She will be available late July 2016!

 

From a family who met her in February 2016:  “Oh boy she is amazing! I have seen a lot of orphans but very few like her. Beautiful, sweet, caring, motherly.”

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

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Joey

joey1Boy, born 2011

Mental delay, brain dysfunction, speech delay

Listed: February 1, 2016

Will be available September 2016!

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

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

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

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

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Jaxon

jaxonBoy, born 2011

microcephaly with internal hydrocephalus, delay of psychological and speech development
left pyelectasis, crossed eyes, hypermetropy

Listed: February 1, 2016

So cute!

 

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

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

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

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Vivian

vivianGirl, born 2014vivian1

Hydrocephalus (shunted), Sequelae of inflammatory diseases of central nervous system, had encephalomeningitis, low paraparesis

Listed: February 1, 2016

She is SO sweet!!

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

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

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

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Scottie

ScottieBoy, born August 2000
HIV

Listed: February 1, 2016

An I600a MUST be filed by August 2016!!

This boy is very smart, kind-hearted and well behaved. He desperately wants to have a family. He is very worried about his condition (HIV). He has very little time left before he ages out. He is very much hoping his family will find him before it is too late for him.

He is a good student and great sportsman.

From a family who met him in 2016: I have met him and he is very good, shy, sweet and loving boy. He’s friends with my son who we just adopted this year. My son face times with him occasionally and he asks every time if we have found a family for him yet… Praying for his forever family. He is a precious boy with a gentle spirit.

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

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Tracy and Bart

tracy1

barttraceybart-2Boy, born 2003
Cleft lip

Girl, born 2002
Healthy

Listed: February 1, 2016

They must be adopted together!
Tracy is the best student in her class! She loves art, sewing, singing and dance.

Bart likes soccer and to play games.

 

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

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Charlotte and Jadon

charlotteJAdonGirl, born 2008 and Boy, born 2009

girl, hiv
boy, hiv, cardiomyopathy, anemia

Re-listed: January 29, 2016

They were listed before and were taken into foster care, they are now available again!
These siblings must be adopted together!

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

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

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

 

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Waniya

waniyaGirl, born October 2007

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

Listed: June 3, 2012

VIDEO:  https://youtu.be/Mxt_cASQ9fw

 

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 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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Shirley #1-34

ShirleyAge: 14
Diagnosis: spina bifida

Listed: January 11, 2016

Shirley moves around independently in a wheelchair. She can pull up to a standing position on her own by holding on to a steady support. She can get on and sit in a chair, sofa or bench. She writes, draws, cuts, and eats independently. She is very social and easily carries on a conversation with people. ; she does her nails and can recognize herself in the mirror. She likes to do her hair and put bows and tiaras in it. She likes to receive gifts – bracelets, rings, etc. She likes to be a leader among her peers. She is concerned for the younger children and helps them. When helping someone, she feels meaningful and useful. When someone interacts with her, she is very loving, seeks contacts with the people who take care of her, constantly asks questions and is curious. She likes to listen to music and watch soap operas on the TV. She sings children’s songs, dances well and can follow the rhythm. She likes to draw and color as well as to go out on walks.

At 7 years old, she was placed in a mental institution, where she lived for 7 years. She is now living in a group home and has the opportunity to attend school. In the school 2015/2016, she is in the seventh grade in a mainstream school, in the program “Inclusive Education”. She is in the 7th grade, in a group for individual education of children with multitude of disabilities. She loves going to school. She partially recognizes numbers, letters and writes elements of the letters. She counts to 20. She knows “smaller” and “larger”. She knows the days of the week and the seasons. She knows the main colors and with directions from an adult, recognizes the fruits and vegetables. She participates in activities from the everyday life – she puts her room in order, eats on her own; she can put the table and clean it; she helps the children in the group. She can do her morning and night routines independently. She also can choose her clothes that she will wear.

The agency has videos from January 2016. While videoing, she asked a lot of questions and made sure to watch the video to ensure she looked good before allowing the photos and videos to be seen. She demonstrated an inquisitive nature and a sense of humor during the interaction.

FEES ARE REDUCED FOR THIS ADOPTION

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

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Clara L21

girlsillouettenophotoGirl, born September 2012

Down syndrome, congenital heart defect, tetralogy of fallot; Cardiovascular incompetence, stage II (NYHA). Atopic dermatitis. State after origination of Blalock-Taussig Anastomosis. G93.1 (anoxic brain damage). Perinatal CNS damage. Palliative care patient.

Clara has blue eyes and brown hair. She is fed through a nasogastric tube, she has cardiovascular insufficiency. After palliative heart operation (in March, 2013) the girl`s general health condition became stable.

From a family who visisted with her in 2015:  “Clara is so darling – with her cute chubby cheeks, soft light brown hair and pretty eyes…. She looks healthy but petite and can sit independently and play with toys.”      A photo will be available to the family after USCIS approval.

More info from her records:  She watches surroundings, but focus is temporary. She grasps toys, has physical contact with other children, the girl differentiates persons depending on the type of action, turns from back to stomach actively; the child was born to a 28 years old mother, with weight of 2730 g, height – 47 cm. After birth the girl was placed in an intensive care unit and tetralogy of Fallot (congenital heart disease) was diagnosed. The girl is fed through a nasogastric tube, she has cardiovascular insufficiency. After palliative heart operation (in March, 2013) the girl`s general health condition became stable.

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

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Lane

laneBoy, born 2003

Cerebral palsy, tetraparetic form

Listed: December 28, 2015

So sweet!

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Anton

antonBoy, born 2003

Cerebral Palsy, tetraparesis, microcephaly, convulsive disorder, chest deformation, severe mental delays, crossed eyes, nystagmus

Listed: December 28, 2015

Look at the light in his eyes!

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Miles

miles

Boy, born 2002

Severe mental retardation as a result of CP, spastic monoparesis (severe form), convulsive disorder

Listed: December 28, 2015

 

Sweet boy needs a family!  He still has light in his eyes.

 

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Alvin #609

AlvinBoy, age 2.5

Alvin’s biological mother has mental delay; Alvin has the following diagnoses: infantile cerebral palsy – hypotonic form; quadriparesis – moderate degree; bilateral pes cavus (high arch of the feet); joint hyperlaxity; delayed neuropsychological development

Alvin moves around freely by crawling and he stands up on his knees. He turns around freely while in a lying position. He climbs up on his bed and he gets down from it. Alvin makes steps while supported by an adult or while holding onto parallel bars. Alvin is inquisitive, he manipulates with objects and examines them. He also recognizes the neighborhood around the foster family’s home and he knows when he is going for a visit at their friends’ house. Alvin is responding differently to a smile and an angry facial expression.

He shows that he finds it pleasant when someone plays with him. He has formed a very good emotional relationship with his foster mother.

Alvin vocalizes. He repeats syllables (“ma”, “ta”, “dya”) and he uses them appropriately so as to refer to the foster mom, dad and granddad. He has recently started using the word “bob” (beans). He vocalizes so as to express his experiences of pleasure and displeasure. He uses gestures such as pointing at things or pulling so as to direct adults’ attention. Alvin also responds to being called by name.

Alvin enjoys his morning gymnastics, which he performs together with his foster mom, who follows the guidelines of the kinesitherapist. He stands when placed in a baby walker; turns from back to belly and vice versa; makes attempts to move around by scooting at short distances; has mostly positive emotional tonus; easily establishes non-verbal contact, smiles when jested and tries to participate in games and interactions; produces sounds spontaneously; observes the children and the events around her with interest; demonstrates interest in toys, examines them an d tries to grab them; turns her head when called by name.
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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Isabel

isabel1Girl, born 2011

beautiful girl will flourish with love!

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

$351.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Keenan

keenan1Boy, born 2012

microcephaly
Generalized idiopathic epilepsy and epileptic syndromes
Other congenital malformations of cardiac chambers and connections
Other congenital malformations of cardiac septa
Iron deficiency anaemia
Other lack of expected normal physiological development
Optic atrophy

 

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Lizzie

LizzieGirl, born 2003
Microcephaly
Profound mental retardation

Listed: December 8, 2015

Sweet girl!

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Jasmine

jasmine-2016Girl, born 2008Jasmine

Cerebral palsy

This is a very sweet girl. She is always happy with a friendly smile on her pretty face. She is very kind and quiet. She is very smart! She is ready for a family!!! She has a very good potential and needs help – family love and good medical care.

She VERY much wants a family!!

 

From a family who visited her July 2016:  “Yesterday we brought floor puzzles for various abilities to the groupa. They were a huge hit, most of the girls gathered on the carpet and they put them all together. Jasmine spied the box that had baby level puzzles, a total of 4 puzzles ranging from 2 pieces to 5 pieces. She asked my husband to cut the packaging but then she did everything else by herself! She slid out of her wheelchair to the carpet, opened the box, pulled out all the pieces, sorted them to the appropriate picture, and put them together starting with the 2 piece puzzle and working up to the 5 piece puzzle. Then she carefully put each puzzle back in the box, she was able to lift the puzzles up and place them down while keeping them intact! I am just blown away!!! Her fine motor was spot on, she has the best spatial reasoning out of all the girls I’ve seen, she chose to go in order smallest to largest and she figured out that there were 4 separate puzzles in the the box ENTIRELY ON HER OWN. None of the nannies explained any of this to her!!! She is such a bright girl, she needs a family to give her a future!   In her country, because of her physical disabilities, she was probably given the label “incapacitated” at around age 4. This means she won’t be able to vote, she won’t have the chance to have education, she will have no rights not even over her own life and when she ages out of this institution she will go to an adult mental institution.”

From a family that met her 6/16: I have never met a child who is so desperate to give and receive love. She is breaking my heart as we visit our child. She is ready for a family, she knows that she is missing something vital for life, if she could she would swim across the ocean to her family. Since that is not an option, I pray a family sees her soon and flies across an ocean to bring her home.

Update about her physical abilities: She is in a wheelchair, she propels it in her own style, sometimes using her feet to rotate swivel the chair around, sometime reaching across midline to use one arm on the opposite wheel, regardless, she seems to always get to where she wants to go! Her spasticity kicks in quickly when she is happy and excited, and she is happy much of the time! but she is able to take calming breaths and relax back down which is a great step. She can feed herself bread, drink from a mug, and likes lollipops. As mentioned above, I think with therapy and good home care with stretching she could potentially walk with braces and a walker. Her nannies adore her, the psychologist at her orphanage is begging for a family to commit to her, she is so intelligent and gets the concept of “family”, and there is a therapy room at the orphanage where I believe she gets some level of therapy. This could all change if she is transferred. I think she would take transitioning into a family in a stride. If she goes to a place without this level of care, her tendons could easily tighten to a point where contractures would limit her independence. I would hate to see that sparkle leave her face.

$864.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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